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January 25, 2014

Community in Brief 01/25/2014

Variety show

SUTTONS BAY — The Friends of Fine Arts at Suttons Bay Schools are finalizing the lineup for the third annual Suttons Bay Variety Show.

The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the Suttons Bay Schools auditorium on Elm Street. Performers on the program include the Suttons Bay school jazz band, a scene from the school’s fall play “Fools” by Neil Simon, student instrumentalists, the Grand Traverse Show Chorus and more.

Tickets at the door are $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 per family. Proceeds benefit fine arts programs at Suttons Bay Schools. Call 271-4983 to learn more.

Musical fireworks

INTERLOCHEN — Traverse Symphony Orchestra musicians and Maestro Kevin Rhodes will create musical fireworks on Sunday, Feb. 2.

The performance, back by popular demand, features a fast-paced program of favorite melodies including Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” and others. The concert starts at 3 p.m. in Corson Auditorium at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Ticket prices start at $20 and are half-price for students and first-time attendees. For details or tickets, call 947-7120 or visit

Dog party today

TRAVERSE CITY — Woofers on the Run is hosting a Dog Party to celebrate its first year in business.

The celebration will be held from 2-3 p.m. today, Jan. 25, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center covered pavilion. There will be birthday cake for dogs and people, party favors, music and a one-mile group dog walk.

Donations of durable toys, large Kongs, tennis balls Nylabones and large Martingale collars will be accepted for Stiggy’s Dogs, a nonprofit in Howell, Mich., that trains shelter dogs to become trained psychiatric service animals for military veterans with combat-related PTSD and traumatic brain injury.

Aquatic class

TRAVERSE CITY — The Wellness Center at the Grand Traverse Pavilions will offer a new aquatic class for anyone who has noticed basic balance deficits in their daily life.

“Aquatic Balance & Coordination: The ABCs of Life” will focus on identifying and restoring standing balance postures while enhancing overall coordination. It will meet from noon-1 p.m. five Tuesdays starting Feb. 4 at the Wellness Center’s pool.

The cost is $50 and registration is required. For details or to register, visit or call 932-3172.

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