Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 1, 2013

Community in Brief: 05/01/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

— ‘Into the Woods’

LELAND — Leland Public School’s Musical Theatre Department will stage “Into the Woods.”

The production opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Leland Performing Arts Center, with additional performances on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, and Thursday through Saturday, May 9-11. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students, plus a $1.25 fee. For details or tickets visit


‘Off the Wall’ film

ALDEN — The “Off the Wall” film series will screen “Good Will Hunting” on Thursday, May 2.

The R-rated movie will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Alden District Library, 8751 Helena Road. An optional dinner will be served at 6 p.m. For details, call 331-4318.


IAA Choir concert

TRAVERSE CITY — The Interlochen Arts Academy Choir will give a concert Saturday, May 4, at Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. The choir will be joined by organist Tom Bara, baritone Jeffrey Norris and mezzo-soprano Aidan Soder. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the church’s music ministry.


Drum circle Saturday

ELK RAPIDS — The Elk Rapids Library will sponsor “Drummunity-Rhythmic Fun for Everyone” at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Elk Rapids Middle School cafeteria. The drum circle is free and open to all ages.


Zonta workshop

BENZONIA — The Benzie Area Zonta Club will host an “Inner Beauty” empowerment workshop for girls 12 and older and their female relatives.

Award-winning Michigan advocate/author, journalist and speaker Denise Crittendon will lead the workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Benzonia Township Hall on U.S. 31 at Traverse Avenue. There is no charge, but reservations are appreciated; call 620-8052.


Fair concert tickets

BIG RAPIDS — Tickets are on sale for a concert by Restless Heart on July 11 at the Mecosta County Free Fair.

The country group will perform at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 or $25 for Gold Track seats. Contact Star Tickets, (800) 585-3737 or


Eat out, help BACN

BENZIE COUNTY — Area residents can dine out on Tuesday, May 7, and help Benzie Area Christian Neighbors.

The Sleeping Bear Inn on Main Street in Frankfort and the Thistle Pub at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville will donate a portion of each receipt that day to BACN, the largest food and clothing pantry in Benzie County.


Everest slide show

TRAVERSE CITY — Sara Cockrell will host a slide show of the Everest High Passes as a benefit for the International Porter Protection Group and Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust.

From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, the audience will join Cockrell on her trek with with World Expeditions. The program will be at Backcountry North, 2820 N. U.S. 31 South. A $10 donation is suggested.

Space is limited; registration is requested. For details or to register, call Backcountry North, 941-1100.


Art park clean-up

THOMPSONVILLE — Saturday, May 4, is spring clean-up day at Michigan Legacy Art Park on the grounds of Crystal Mountain Resort.

Volunteers are needed to help clear the trails and clean the sculptures from 9 a.m. to noon and should meet at the trailhead at 9 a.m. For details or to volunteer, visit or call the Art Park office, 378-4963.


Sexual abuse seminar

CADILLAC — Healing Private Wounds will offer a seminar titled “All You Wanted to Know About Sexual Abuse But Were Afraid to Ask” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, at the Cadillac United Methodist Church, 1020 E. Division St.

The seminar is appropriate for teens and adults and both men and women. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. To register, call 846-4495 or 775-6804. For details, visit or call 775-6804.


LWVGTA dinner

TRAVERSE CITY — Reservations are due today, May 1, for the League of Women Voters Grand Traverse Area annual dinner on Tuesday, May 22, at the Traverse City Golf and Country Club. The cost is $35 per person. Reservation forms are available at


Dog walking group

TRAVERSE CITY — A dog walking group has been formed for dog owners and their four-legged friends.

The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month through October, starting today, May 1, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center, 1213 W. Civic Center Dr. Walkers should meet at the basketball courts. For details, email or


Benefit dinner

BOYNE CITY — The Boyne Area Alano Club will hold a spaghetti dinner to benefit Unity Hall, which hosts 12-step recovery and support programs.

The meal will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at St. Matthews Church, 1303 Boyne Ave.


Wellness events

TRAVERSE CITY — Performance Chiropractic will host several wellness learning opportunities in May.

All programs start at 6:15 p.m. at Performance Chiropractic, 551 S. Garfield Ave., suite B. There is no charge, but reservations are required. Topics include “Osteoporosis: What You Need to Know” on Thursday, May 2; “Feeding Your Body” on Wednesday, May 8; “Creating Health” on Monday, May 20; and “The Life and Times of Women: A Hormonal Tale” on Wednesday, May 22.

For details or to register, call 922-0110.