Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 27, 2013

Community in Brief: 07/27/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Arts Festival

BAY HARBOR — The Bay Harbor Arts Festival will be held today and Sunday, July 27-28, in the Village at Bay Harbor.

The juried art festival is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For a complete schedule, visit or call 439-2650.

Exhibit of clay art

CHARLEVOIX — Guest clay artist Rex Benson will exhibit new creative sculptures from Monday, July 29, through Saturday, Aug. 10, at Bier Gallery.

“Creativity from Start to Finish” will feature a kiln opening and artist reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, and an art demonstration and studio open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. The gallery is in a red and white schoolhouse six miles south of Charlevoix. For details, visit

Concert on Lawn

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwestern Michigan College Community Band will perform “Music With American Roots” at the Thursday, Aug. 1, Concert on the Lawn at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.

The performance starts at 7 p.m. at the Pavilions’ Grand Lawn off South Elmwood Avenue. Picnic concessions open at 6:15 p.m. This concert will move to Howe Arena in case of rain. Admission is free. For details, call 932-3027 or visit

Quartet performs

CHEBOYGAN — The Paul Keller Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Cheboygan Opera House. Tickets are available by calling 627-5841 or (800) 357-9408.

Rock painting craft

TRAVERSE CITY — The East Bay Branch Library will offer a free drop-in craft day on Friday, Aug. 2.

All ages are invited to paint a rock from noon to 4 p.m. at the library, 1989 Three Mile Road, Brushes, paints and rocks will be available, but participants are welcome to bring their own rocks. Call 922-2085 or visit to learn more.

Kingdom Rock

FIFE LAKE — Fife Lake United Methodist Church invites children from kindergarten through sixth grade to “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God” Vacation Bible School.

VBS will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, Aug. 4-8, at the church, 206 N. Boyd. Registration starts at 9 a.m. For details, call 879-5330.

Hospital reunion

TRAVERSE CITY — A Traverse City Regional Psychiatric Hospital reunion picnic for all former employees will be hosted Tuesday, Aug. 20.

The get-together will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Silver Lake Recreation Area on East Silver Lake Road. Attendees should bring a dish to pass. Meat, water, lemonade and table service will be provided. Anyone willing to help set up should be at the park by 11 a.m. For details, call 947-3295, 941-7457 or 947-8292.

Equestrian team

KALKASKA — Charity Hill Ranch is developing a Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association equestrian team for Kalkaska homeschool students in grades nine through 12.

Registration paperwork must be completed by mid-August. Interested homeschool students in the Kalkaska School District should contact Chris O’Connell, 384-1926 or