Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 10, 2013

Community in Brief: 07/10/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Evening on River St.

ELK RAPIDS — The Waterline Band will provide music for Evening on River Street tonight, July 10.

The event from 6 to 9 p.m. also features face painting, zumba, balloon fun, a fish pond, local food vendors and more. For details, call the Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, 264-8202.

Pico and Chown

THOMPSONVILLE — Pianist David Chown and vocalist Miriam Pico will perform a selection of original songs and jazz standards for the next in the Michigan Legacy Art Park’s Summer Sounds Concert Series.

The duo will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the art park on the grounds of Crystal Mountain Resort. Rides to the amphitheatre begin at 6:15 p.m. for those unable to walk the trail. Guests may bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets. Folding chairs also will be available to purchase or rent.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for art park members and free for children ages 17 and younger. For details, call 378-4963 or visit

Fun at the Y

TRAVERSE CITY — Family games is the theme for Family Fun Night Friday, July 12, at the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the main facility, 3000 Racquet Club Dr., with outdoor games, all-you-can-eat food and more. Admission is free for Y members; $15 per family for non-members. Visit to learn more.

Art exhibit opens

GLEN ARBOR — An exhibit of work by Peggy Driehorst of Carmel, Ind., will open with a reception at the Glen Arbor Art Association, 6031 S. Lake St.

Driehorst painted murals and furniture professionally before returning her focus to fine arts. She paints abstract and traditional landscapes and her show includes recent paintings of Leelanau County.

The opening reception will be hosted from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 12. The exhibit continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14. For more information, call 334-6112.

Artists’ Market

LELAND — The 17th annual Artists’ Market will be held at the Old Art Building in Leland on Saturday, July 13.

One hundred art booths will be set up on Cedar Street and on the lawn and inside the Old Art Building, 111 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Several local nonprofit organization also will be represented with baked goods, sandwiches and information about their groups. A shaded sitting area will be available to enjoy the specialty foods.

The Artists’ Market is sponsored by the Leelanau Community Cultural Center. For details, call 256-2131.

Pine Hill concert

ELK RAPIDS — Pine Hill Nursery’s Garden Cafe Concerts present Claudia Schmidt and Dean Magraw on Sunday, July 14.

The duo will perform at 3 p.m. in a garden setting at the nursery, 886 U.S. 31 North. The concert will be held indoors in case of rain. Wood-fired flatbread pizzas will be available to purchase.

Tickets are $7 in advance; $10 the day of the concert. Seating is limited. For details or reservations, call 599-2824.

Sunset concert

ELK RAPIDS — Matthew Mansfield will give a sunset concert at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14.

The free performance will be held at the Edward C. Grace Memorial Upper Harbor. Attendees should bring their own seating. Parking is available at the Cedar Street lot about one block from the harbor. Sunset concerts continue on Sundays through July.

Garden club meets

ACME — Guest speaker Mike Kiessel will discuss plant breeding at the Tuesday, July 16, meeting of the Sweetwater Evening Garden Club. The club will meet at 7 p.m. at the East Bay Masonic Lodge. The public is welcome. Call Pam Larkin, 938-9611.

Co-op open house

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Cooperative Preschool currently is enrolling students and will host an open house on Tuesday, July 16.

The event will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the preschool, 720 S. Elmwood Ave. Parents may meet the teachers, tour the classroom, enjoy a puppet show and learn about the preschool’s program for 3, 4 and 5 year old. Visit

Special needs class

TRAVERSE CITY — “Splash,” a fun learning experience for children with special needs, will be offered at 10 a.m. July 18, at Premier Fitness and Health, 1209 S. Garfield Ave.

Parents are invited to join their children in a warm water environment structured to introduce water as a new learning environment, incorporate games into the learning experience and explore handling techniques to help the child in the water. The cost is $3 per child and registration is required. Call 935-5782.