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March 5, 2013

Community in Brief: 03/05/2013


TRAVERSE CITY — The Dennos Museum Center will offer two workshops with local artists in relation to the "Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art" exhibit.

Terry Tarnow will offer Bamboo Sock Painting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The class fee is $20 for museum members; $25 for non-members. The $12 materials fee includes two pair of bamboo socks. dyes and dye set, brushes, plastic sheets and instructions. Registration is required.

On Saturday, March 16, from 1 to 5 p.m., artist Maryanne Turovaara will lead a "Stitched Bowls and Baskets" class. Participants will learn how to stitch rows of fabric-wrapped clothesline together to create bowls, baskets and purses. The cost is $25 for members; $30 for non-members, plus materials.

Both workshops will be at the museum center, 1410 College Dr. For details or to register for either class, call 995-1573 or visit

St. Paddy's Day 5k

TRAVERSE CITY Registration is under way for the National Cherry Festival's Leapin' Leprechaun St. Paddy's Day 5k foot race.

The race will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Warehouse District and will be followed by a "Pure Guinness" Post-Race Party at the tented start area. Racers receive a commemorative T-shirt, accurate timing and results, medals for top finishers and Best Irish Costume, complimentary beverages and entertainment.

New this year, children can run or walk the race route with National Cherry Queen Meg Howard. Participants receive a special edition "Running with Royalty" T-shirt and cherry refreshments at the finish.

Entry fees through March 14 are $33 for adults, $25 for children ages 12 and younger. March 15 and 16, entry fees are $38 for adults and $25 for children. For details or to register, visit Online registration closes at 5 p.m. March 14. Forms also are available at the Cherry Festival office, 250 E. Front St., suite 301.

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