Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 6, 2013

Community in Brief: 03/06/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Jeannette Wildman and husband Bob Downes recently spent seven months backpacking around the world and will share their story in a travelogue Thursday, March 7, at InsideOut Gallery.

The Traverse City couple will present “Seven Months Around the World” from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 229 Garland St. They will share stories, slides and advice on how to backpack on a budget. Admission is free, but a $5 donation will be accepted to support St. Boniface Hospital in Haiti.

Bargain art

TRAVERSE CITY — Cog’s Creek Gallery will donate a portion of proceeds to the Humane Society from a “Sale to Sell” March 8 and 9.

On those days, the gallery at 124 N. Maple will be filled with overstock, seconds and other work from the gallery’s 15 artists. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For details, call 620-0458.

Art center celebrates women

FRANKFORT — The Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts will celebrate women during March.

An artist reception for the “Celebrating Women” art exhibition will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 8. The exhibit of selected works by area artists will be on display through March. Following the reception, the Benzie Area Women’s History Project will screen the award-winning documentary “The Play” at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden Theatre.

For those who love dance, a preview and discussion for “Dress” will start at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15. The performance, featuring Gretchen Eichberger and guests, focuses on prominent women writers of the area and also women writers of historical significance. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

The Oliver Art Center is located at 132 Coast Guard Road. For details, visit or call 352-4151.

Soup dinner

LAKE LEELANAU — Lake Leelanau St. Mary School’s Business Professionals of America will hold a soup and salad dinner on Saturday, March 9, to help pay travel expenses for 15 students who are advancing to state competition.

The meal will be served at 6 p.m. in the St. Mary School cafeteria, 303 St. Mary St. There will be four varieties of soup, three varieties of salad, bread, dessert and beverages. The cost is $10 per person.

Take-outs will be available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Bowls of soup with bread are $4 each and quart containers of soup are $10 each.

Bollywood dance workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — Tribal Fusion duo Raks Incendia will sponsor a Bollywood dance workshop on Saturday, March 9.

The workshop will feature Grand Rapids-based Na’imah, an award-winning Bollywood performer and founder of the Anandani Dancers. She will teach “Bollywood 101” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and “Bollywood Choreography” from 2 to 4 p.m. at Crystal Bindi Studios, 2062 S. Airport Road in Logan’s Landing.

Registration is $40 per class or $70 for both. To register, email or visit

Bridal show

TRAVERSE CITY — The West Bay Bridal Show will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the West Bay Event Center, 13424 S. West Bay Shore Dr. Admission is free. For details, call 392-5111 or visit

Speaker series

TRAVERSE CITY — The Village at Bay Ridge will host its first Speakers Series Luncheon on Monday, March 11. Paid reservations are due Thursday, March 7.

Brian Lewis will discuss his involvement with Goodwill Industries’ Paperworks Studio at the 12:30 p.m. luncheon in the West Building dining room, 3950 Scenic Ridge. Cards from the studio will be on display and available to purchase. The meal is $6 per person.

For details and reservations, call 932-9455.