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June 23, 2013

Community in Brief: 06/23/2013

Gypsy jazz

LAKE LEELANAU — Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan, Chicago’s premier gypsy-jazz band, will bring the 1930s style of gypsy jazz music to Fountain Point Resort today, June 23.

The band will perform a family-friendly picnic concert at 7:30 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be held indoors. Tickets are $40 for adults, free for children and students 24 and younger with valid ID and Fountain Point Club members. Tickets are available at Oryana Natural Foods Market and www.mynorth.com.

Evening strolls

ALDEN — Thursday Evening Strolls will be hosted June 27 through Aug. 15 in downtown Alden.

Each event will feature live bands from 7 to 9 p.m. and other entertainment. The strolls are sponsored by the Downtown Alden Business Association. For details, call Doug Hickman, 676-3300, days.

River Street fun

ELK RAPIDS — The “Evening on River Street” series ushers in a summer of fun on Wednesday, June 26.

The weekly “Street Fair” is hosted from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 14, with a variety of entertainment. The Lost Hitch Hikers Band, an acoustic trio, will kick off the series. There also will be food vendors, fire trucks and a fish pond for children. For details, call the Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce, 264-8202.

Mesick Museum

MESICK — Visitors to the Mesick Area Museum can explore the history of the Hodenpyl Dam and the North Country Trail from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29. The museum is located at 117 Mesick Ave. Admission is free. For details, visit www.mesickmuseum.com.

 

Trillium Quartet

BELLAIRE — The Trillium Quartet will give a concert at Church in the Hills, 6401 Shanty Creek Road, on Thursday, June 27.

The a capella group will perform a selection of spirituals, show tunes and popular songs at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They are available by calling the church office, 533-6001. Proceeds support the church’s on-going concert series, the music program and allows the church to offer student scholarships for musical study. For details, call Dorothy Clore, 331-6587.

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