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May 27, 2013

Community in Brief: 05/27/2013

Sale donations

TRAVERSE CITY — Donations are being accepted starting today, May 27, for the Central United Methodist Church Men's Parking Lot Sale.

Acceptable items include sporting goods, camping gear, yard and other tools, and baseball, softball and hockey gear. No books, appliances, electronics or clothes will be accepted. To arrange for large items to be picked up, call Tom Atkinson, 922-3640.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the church parking lot, 222 Cass St. Proceeds benefit Central's Boy Scout Troop 36 and the Central softball team. For details or to help, call Harvey Norris, 947-1032.

Lego Carnival

TRAVERSE CITY — The Lego Carnival has returned to the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St.

The "Building Blocks of America" exhibit features Lego replicas of iconic structures including an 10-foot tall Statue of Liberty, 28-foot long Mackinac Bridge, the White House, the Empire State Building, Golden Gate Bridge and others. Other Michigan buildings also will be exhibited including the Traverse City State Hospital. Visitors also can freelance build using 40,000 assorted bricks, play in life-sized block tunnels and build with 600 jumbo blocks. The museum's regular exhibits also will be open.

Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Labor Day. Admission is $5 for all guests ages 5 and older; free for ages 4 and younger. For details, call 995-0313 or visit

Gallery Walk

ELK RAPIDS — Four northern Michigan galleries will participate in an open house gallery walk on Saturday, June 1.

Fine art, guest artists and demonstrations will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mullaly's 128 Studio & Gallery on River Street, Blue Heron Gallery on Ames Street, and Twisted Fish Gallery and StoneHedge Gallery & Studio, both on U.S. 31. Four $100 gift certificates will be drawn from visitors to all four galleries.

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