Traverse City Record-Eagle
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SUTTONS BAY — The Inland Seas Education Association will offer a Family Science Sail from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in Traverse City.
The sail is for ages 5 and older and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Participants will learn about the ecology of the Great Lakes and issues facing the freshwater resource. They also will have the opportunity to hoist the sails and steer the ship.
The cost is $35 for adults and $25 for children. For details, visit http://school ship.org.
BELLAIRE — The Trillium Singers will give a concert on Thursday, June 27, at Church in the Hills.
The group will perform a program of jazz, pop, sacred music and more at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They may be reserved in advance by calling 533-6001. Tickets also will be available at the door.
ALDEN — An afternoon Farmer’s Market will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays starting June 27.
Markets will continue into the fall at East Park and feature several dozen local farmers. The Farmer’s Market is sponsored by the Downtown Alden Business Association. For details, call Doug Hickman, 676-3300, days.
NORTHPORT — Wright Gallery will hold an opening Friday, June 28, for an exhibit of work by 16 representational and abstract artists.
The opening will be hosted from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 210 Mill St. The exhibit includes work by Israeli folk artist Vered Gersztenkorn, Chicago artist Jordan Scott, Guggenheim winner Helen O’Leary, Indiana artist Tim Kennedy, Greg Garman, Cologne artist Sabine Tress, local artist Conor Fagan, Santa Fe, N.M., artist Ben Dallas, Bob Burleigh of Grand Haven, Traverse City artist Jean Larson, and others.
For details, call 386-5594.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at the Commission on Aging Office, 520 W. Front St., suite B. For details or an agenda, call 922-4688.
LAKE ANN — The Almira Historical Society is taking vendor applications for the 20th annual Lake Ann Homecoming on Saturday, July 6.
Homecoming is a community and family-oriented event in downtown Lake Ann that includes a vintage tractor display and parade, children’s games, a cake walk, live music, rifle and quilt raffles, silent auction, a country store, and a craft and flea market. Lunch also will be available and the Historical Society Museum will be open to visitors.
For details or an application, call 275-6361.
Plein Air event
LELAND — The Fishtown Preservation Society invites to the public to join them for a Plein Air event on Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30.
The event is designed to showcase artists capturing scenic Fishtown. Participants must use paint pencil or oil on the 2-D medium of their choice and may submit a maximum of two exhibit-ready works.
On Sunday, art will be displayed and available to purchase during a reception at 5:30 p.m. at Main Street Gallery. A People’s Choice award will be presented at 7 p.m. Artists receive 60 percent of their sales, and the Fishtown Preservation Society receives 40 percent.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Parkinson’s Support Group summer picnic will start at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Traverse City Senior Center, 801 E. Front St. Attendees should bring their own table service and their dish to pass. A review of the Summer Forum also will be held. For details call 947-7389 or 947-1946.
Party and concert
ACME — The Music House Museum will host a “Coming Out Party” for its Mortier Dance Organ and the annual Northwestern Michigan College Band Concert on the Lawn.
The event on Thursday, June 27, will take place on the museum’s lawn, 7377 U.S. 31 North. It opens at 6:30 p.m. with demonstrations of the newly restored organ followed at 7:30 p.m. by the NMC Concert Band performance. The musical theme is “American Roots.” Additional demonstrations will follow the concert.
Freewill donations will be accepted and shared by the band and the museum. Listeners should bring their own seating. For details, call 938-9300 or visit www.musichouse.org.
EMPIRE — The Empire Area Heritage Group will meet Thursday, June 27, at 1 p.m. at the Empire Museum Complex to finalize summer plans and schedule summer programs. The public is invited.
LELAND — The Grand Traverse Show Chorus of Sweet Adelines will present a barbershop-style concert on Friday, June 28, at the Leland Schools Performing Arts Center.
The 7 p.m. concert will benefit Leelanau Christian Neighbors and the Chorus. Tickets are $10 each and available at Two Fish Gallery in Leland or at the door. For details, call 933-0729 or visit www.grandtraverse chorus.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Peninsula Community Library’s Summer Reading Club offers adults a do-it-yourself “X Marks the Spot” bingo game.
The program kicks off Monday, July 1, and a completed card earns a gift card for an ice-cream cone from Buchan’s. The first 30 patrons who turn in their form also receive a book tote. The program concludes at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, with a program about the groundbreaking for the new visitor’s center at the Botanical Gardens of Northwest Michigan. There also will be a drawing for a Botanical Garden membership and a basket from Garden Goods.
For details, call 223-7700, go to www.peninsula communitylibrary.org, or visit the library, 2699 Island View Road.