Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 28, 2013

Community in Brief: 08/28/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Dual art exhibit

GLEN ARBOR — The Glen Arbor Art Association will sponsor an exhibit of work by photographer Jim Jacoby of Livonia and oil painter David Westerfield of Glenview, Ill.

The exhibit opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at the Art Association, 6031 S. Lake St. It continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1. To learn more, call 334-6112.

Drag race benefit

BOYNE CITY — The Boyne City Police Department’s 10th anniversary Drag Race fund-raising event will be held Sunday, Sept. 1.

The side-by-side one-eighth mile drags will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the Boyne City Airport. Vehicle registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Race entry fees are $30 for cars, trucks and motorcycles. Open headers and slicks are allowed.

Spectator admission is $10 for adults and free for ages 11 and younger. Pit passes are $15 each. For details, call 582-6611 or visit

Dine out for BACN

BENZIE COUNTY — On Tuesday, Sept. 3, the community can enjoy a dinner out and help Benzie Area Christian Neighbors.

A portion of each dinner check on that date at the Bayview Grille on Main Street in Frankfort or the Brookside Inn on U.S. 31 in Beulah will benefit BACN, the largest food and clothing pantry in Benzie County.

‘Simply Give’ match

GRAND RAPIDS — Meijer will double match every customer’s $10 Simply Give donation made from Thursday, Sept. 5, through Saturday, Sept. 7, in support of Hunger Action Month.

The Simply Give program runs three times a year for about 10 weeks. The fall 2013 campaign runs through Sept. 28. The program encourages customers to purchase $10 Meijer Food Pantry Donation Cards, which are then converted into Meijer gift cards and given to the local food pantry selected by the store. Throughout Double Match Days, for every $10 donation card purchase, Meijer will give $20 to the program, resulting in a total $30 donation.

Farm Market

BENZONIA — Grow Benzie will celebrate its fifth birthday with a Farmers Market on Labor Day, Sept. 2.

Market hours are 3 to 7 p.m. at Grow Benzie, 5885 M-115. In addition to local seasonal produce, there will be bluegrass music by Awesome Distraction, face painting, storytelling, a beekeeper talk, additional vendors and a birthday celebration.

OM history group

ACME — The Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society will meet on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the historic Hoxsie House on U.S. 31 North.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. Dorothy Dunville of the Acme Heritage Society will discuss the historical significance of the house and the society’s plans to relocate it. Parking is available at Bayside Park, adjacent to the house. For details, call Dunville, 313-9770, or email Nancy Jaroh,

Hospice Fun Fair

TRAVERSE CITY — The Village at Bay Ridge will host a Fall Fun Fair benefit to support Hospice of Michigan.

The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, rain or shine, at the Village at Bay Ridge, 3850 Scenic Ridge. Hot dogs, Moomer’s Ice Cream, lemonade, cherry pie and more will be served for a minimum $5 donation. There also will be music by Dominic Fortuna and a silent auction. For details, call 995-9385.

Mudgett Award

TRAVERSE CITY — TART Trails is seeking nominations for the Jim Mudgett Trail Pioneer Award. Entries are due Friday, Sept. 6.

The award recognizes Jim Mudgett, who passed away in 2004. He was a founding member of the TART Trails Board of Directors, a trail chief on the Leelanau Trail, and a long-time supporter of the Vasa Pathway.

Nominations are open to anyone who has advocated for building, maintaining and using trails in the Grand Traverse region. Submissions should include specific reasons why the nominee should receive the award and any biographical information that may be relevant and helpful to the selection committee.

Written submissions may be sent to TART Trails, P.O. Box 252, Traverse City, MI 49685, or emailed to The award will be presented at the TART Trails’ Oktoberfest Dinner on Oct. 8. For details, call 941-4300.

History travel

MESICK — Visitors can view information collected over the past nine years by the Mesick Area Historical Museum on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The museum at 117 Mesick Ave. will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It features a variety of exhibits including a logging display, family scrapbooks, farming items and a digital slideshow of historical photos. For details, visit

Environment talk

PESHAWBESTOWN — Brian Stout will give a talk titled “Culture and the Changing Environment” on Saturday, Sept. 7, as part of the Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center’s Expressive Culture Series.

Stout had a 34-year career with the U.S. Forest Service and retired as supervisor of the 3.5 million acre Bridger-Teton National Forest in Jackson, Wyo., in 1993. He also is the author of the book “Trees of Life-Our Forests in Peril,” scheduled for tentative release in December.

The program will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the museum, 2605 N. West Bay Shore Dr. There is no charge. Presenters and topics may change. For the most up-to-date schedule, call Eyaawing Curator Marjie Jacko, 534-7768, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.