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May 2019

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Thursday, May 2nd - Sunday, May 5th

Women's Weekend
Workshops with yoga, painting classes and more! Hotel Walloon, Walloon Lake. 231-497-2020.
Weekend

Thursday, May 2nd, 7:30pm

Three Tenors of Global Change
Using personal stories, long-term study, and decades of documentation and participation, Dr. Ben Santer, Chip Duncan, and Dr. Hernando Garzon, The Three Tenors, have teamed up to bring their climate story of science, art, and global health activism to audiences across the nation. An evening about receding glaciers, global climate modeling, and the long-term health consequences facing a warming world. Great Lakes Center for the Arts, Bay Harbor.
Three Tenors

Friday, May 3rd, 10am-1pm

Artisans and Farmers Markets
Seasonal produce, baked goods, textiles, pottery, music and more. Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. 231-347-4337.
www.crookedtree.org

Friday, May 3rd, 7:30pm

Sky Dancing! Spring Ritual of the American Woodcock
Join members of the Ruffed Grouse Society, Al Stewart, MI Department of Natural Resources Upland Game Bird Specialist, and LTC Executive Director Kieran Fleming for a presentation and evening stroll to learn about and observe the spring mating display of the American Woodcock. Meet at the Little Traverse Conservancy offices. 231-347-1276.
www.landtrust.org

Saturday, May 4th - Sunday, May 5th

Northern Michigan Chorale: From Broadway to the Silver Screen
Featuring popular songs from musicals that made it onto the silver screen...including the first Ziegfeld Follies! The Chorale is a 70-voice, non-auditioned, non-profit group performing uplifting concerts both spring and fall under the direction of Julie Pierpont. Great Lakes Center for the Arts, Bay Harbor.
Great Lakes Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, May 4th, 9:30am

Family Birding Program
Join Little Traverse Conservancy volunteer and avid birder Mary Trout for a nature walk at the dynamic Consuelo Diane & Charles L. Wilson Jr. Working Forest Reserve 245-acre Reserve. 231-347-0991.
www.landtrust.org

Sunday, May 5th, 1pm

Mother's Day Gift Class
Make 3x5" wood blocks with favorite photos attached. Gather, Harbor Springs.
Gift Class

Sunday, May 5th, 3pm

Wooden Spoon Carving Workshop
All supplies will be provided: wood for spoon, a Ukranian whittling knife and hook knife (that you get to keep!), sandpaper, and wood butter for polishing. The spoon measures approximately 7” long. Gather-A Festive DIY Studio, Harbor Springs. 231-622-5451.
www.gatherharborsprings.com

Sunday, May 5th, 4pm

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Sunday Series Recital: Weekend Woodwinds
Featuring a Woodwinds Ensemble with Jayne Winchester and friends, First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs.
www.glcorchestra.org

Tuesday, May 7th, 6:30pm

Spring Author Series with Jerry Dennis
Charlevoix Public Library. 231-237-7340.
www.charlevoixlibrary.org

Wednesday, May 8th, 6pm

Coming Up For Air
This movie focuses on the impact of mental health on families as told through the story of a young college student who is also a competitive diver. The film is set for national theatrical release in the fall of 2019. North Country Community Mental Health, along with local partners, is bringing a preview of this film along with a panel discussion of local resources at Boyne Mountain,
www.norcocmh.org

Thursday, May 9th, 6:30pm

Scenes on Glass Tiles Class
Paint scenes with local glass artist Linda Orlow. They are the perfect decor for your home or to give as a special gift. The class will last 1-2 hours and you will leave with two beautifully painted 2x4” glass tiles. Gather-A Festive DIY Studio, Harbor Springs.
www.gatherharborsprings.com/calendar/

Friday, May 10th, 10am-1pm

Artisans and Farmers Markets
Seasonal produce, baked goods, textiles, pottery, music and more. Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. 231-347-4337.
www.crookedtree.org

Friday, May 10th - Saturday, February 9th, 7:30pm-7pm

Voices Without Borders Presents: Franc D'Ambrosio
Franc has been recognized as the world’s longest-running Phantom and is affectionately known as the “Iron Man of the Mask.” Enjoy "Songs from the Silver Screen" sung by everyone's favorite phantom. Great Lakes Center for the Arts, Bay Harbor.
Voices Without Borders

Saturday, May 11th - Sunday, May 12th, 12am-12am

Resident's Appreciation Weekend
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Mackinaw City.
www.mackinacparks.com

Saturday, May 11th, 12pm

Live in HD presents Dialogues des Carmélites
Metropolitan Opera live performance, Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre.
www.lyricharborsprings.org

Saturday, May 11th, 6pm

The Dorothy Gerber String Program Presents: Year-End Program
Collage concert, including beginning and intermediate classes, private lesson and Suzuki students, the Dorothy Gerber Youth Orchestra, and The Cummings Quartet, Great Lakes Center for the Performing Arts.
www.greatlakescfa.org

Tuesday, May 14th, 3pm-7pm

Harbor Springs Business and Restaurant Expo
50 business and restaurant exhibitors at Holy Childhood Church Community Hall, Harbor Springs. 231-526-7999.
www.harborspringschamber.com

Tuesday, May 14th, 6:30pm

Spring Author Series with Mardi Jo Link
Charlevoix Public Library. 231-237-7360.
www.charlevoixlibrary.org

Thursday, May 16th - Sunday, May 19th

Morel Mushroom Festival
Boyne City hosts the National Morel Mushroom Festival and the Boyne Valley Lion's National Morel Mushroom Hunt each year with mushroom hunting, special restaurant offerings, celebrations, and more.
Morel Festival

Thursday, May 16th, 5:30pm

Women in the Wild-Mountain Biking
Get out the wheels for a fun way to see the trails and spring wildflowers greening up the forests. This trail is suitable for beginners and advanced riders alike. Bring your own bike and helmet or rent from one of the local bike shops. Meet at the Robinson Road parking area. This event is offered at no charge, but pre-registration is requested by calling 231-347-0991.
www.landtrust.org

Thursday, May 16th, 5:30pm

Women in the Wild Series Part II: Mountain Biking
Get out the wheels for a fun way to see the trails and spring wildflowers greening up the forests. This trail is suitable for beginners and advanced riders alike. Bring your own bike and helmet or rent from one of the local bike shops. Meet at the Robinson Road parking area. This event is offered at no charge, but pre-registration is requested by calling 231-347-0991.
www.landtrust.org

Friday, May 17th - Sunday, May 19th

Mother Daughter Weekend
Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, big sisters, aunts plus their daughters, sisters and granddaughters age 7-17 are invited to an activity-packed weekend at the annual Mother & Daughter Weekend at Camp Daggett. 231-347-9742.
www.campdaggett.org

Friday, May 17th, 8:45am

Yoga in Bloom
Enjoy the fresh air as you move through a guided yoga practice in the presence of nature. Rain or shine, this group class includes a supported flow available to anyone, from the beginner to the advanced yogi. Lavender Hill Farm, Boyne City.
www.lavenderhillfarm.com

Friday, May 17th, 10am-1pm

Artisans and Farmers Market
Seasonal produce, baked goods, textiles, pottery, music and more. Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. 231-347-4337.
www.crookedtree.org

Saturday, May 18th - Sunday, May 19th

Zoo-De-Mack
Ride your bicycle 51 miles from Boyne Highlands to Mackinaw City through the Tunnel of Trees and Cross Village. A weekend of fun and with an overnight on Mackinac Island.
Zoo-de-Mack

Saturday, May 18th, 10am

Knee-High Naturalist: Critter Catchers (3-5 Year Olds
Get ready to take a peek under logs and turn over leaves to uncover some amazing critters. This event is offered at no charge, but pre-registration is requested. Little Traverse Conservancy, Spring Lake Park, M-119, Petoskey. 231-347-0991.
www.landtrust.org

Saturday, May 18th, 7:30pm

Little Traverse Choral Society Presents: 30 Years of Song
This performance will be under the direction of Chris Hodges of Gaylord and accompanied by pianist Ellen Kendall. In recognition of their 30th anniversary, this concert will feature favorite pieces chosen from previous LTCS concerts, as well as new repertoire which celebrates music and singing. In addition, the Little Traverse Youth Choir will be singing several selections. First Presbyterian Church, Harbor Springs.
www.littletraversechoralsociety.org

Sunday, May 19th, 1pm-3pm

Spring Wildflower Walk
Take a hike through a rich, northern hardwood forest in search of spring ephemeral wildflowers. The trilliums won’t disappoint! Meet at the Church Road parking area (expect to park along the road). Little Traverse Conservancy. 231-347-0991.
www.landtrust.org

Sunday, May 19th, 1pm

Wildflower Walk
Take a hike through a rich, northern hardwood forest in search of spring ephemeral wildflowers. The trilliums won’t disappoint! Meet at the Church Road parking area (expect to park along the road). 231-347-0991.
www.landtrust.org

Sunday, May 19th, 1pm

The Perfect Pie Crust with Suzie's Pies
In this class, participants will be making a traditional pie crust, learning the technique to successfully roll it out and shape it into different forms of pie art and make mini creations of various flavors that can be taken home and baked or frozen for a later treat. The pie crust made in class will be yours to take home to make later treats (enough for a 9” pie pan) Tasting samples will also be available! (not a class for vegetarians) Gather-A Festive DIY Studio, Harbor Springs.
www.gatherharborsprings.com

Sunday, May 19th

Little Traverse Choral Society Presents: 30 Years of Song
This performance will be under the direction of Chris Hodges of Gaylord and accompanied by pianist Ellen Kendall. In recognition of their 30th anniversary, this concert will feature favorite pieces chosen from previous LTCS concerts, as well as new repertoire which celebrates music and singing. In addition, the Little Traverse Youth Choir will be singing several selections. Great Lakes Center for the Performing Arts. 231-439-2610.
www.littletraversechoralsociety.org

Sunday, May 19th

Northern Michigan Chorale: Celebrating 30 Years of Song
Featuring favorite pieces chosen from previous LTCS concerts, as well as new repertoire which celebrates music and singing. In addition, the Little Traverse Youth Choir will be singing several selections. Great Lakes Center of the Arts, Bay Harbor.
Northern Michigan Chorale

Tuesday, May 21st, 6:30pm

Spring Author Series with Barbara Stark-Nemon
Charlevoix Public Library. 231-237-7340.
www.charlevoixlibrary.org

Wednesday, May 22nd, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Chili Cook-Off for Cystic Fibrosis
The Back Lot, Petoskey. Hosted by Rotary Club of Little Traverse Bay Sunset.
www.charlevoix.org

Thursday, May 23rd, 6:30pm

Succulent Planters
In this class, local artist, Taylor Randazzo, will show how to construct a wood planter from scratch and then arrange 5-7 different succulents in it with moss and stones. Gather-A Festive DIY Studio, Harbor Springs.
www.gatherharborsprings.com

Friday, May 24th - Saturday, May 25th

Sidewalk Sales
The Village at Bay Harbor. 231-439-2000.
www.villageatbayharbor.com

Friday, May 24th, 10am-1pm

Artisans and Farmers Market
Seasonal produce, baked goods, textiles, pottery, music and more. Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. 231-347-4337.
www.crookedtree.org

Saturday, May 25th

Spring Plant Sale
Charlevoix Area Garden Club, corner of E. Dixon & Mercer Ave. in Charlevoix.
www.charlevoixareagardenclub.org

Saturday, May 25th - Monday, May 27th

Memorial Weekend Pageant
Over 400 cast members will re-create events that took place between the French, British, and Indian tribes, on June 2, 1763. The Fort Michilimackinac Pageant is the longest running, free historical Memorial Day performance in the Nation. Visitors will meet famous Indian Chiefs: Minavavans and Matchekewis of the Ojibwa tribe and will Wawatam who becomes a blood brother to Alexander Henry and later saves his life. Lots of activities throughout the weekend. Live the history in Mackinaw! 231-439-4100.
Reenactment

Saturday, May 25th, 7:30am

Stafford's Top of Michigan Marathon/Festival of Races
Marathon: Charlevoix; Half: Bay Harbor; 10K: Petoskey; 5K: Charlevoix and Harbor Springs.
www.trailscouncil.org/top-of-michigan-marathon/

Sunday, May 26th, 12:30pm-2:30pm

Taste of Bay Harbor
Food and fun in Bay Harbor.
www.bayharborfoundation.org

Sunday, May 26th, 1pm

Painted Birch Trees on Wood
Lori J. Acre will show how to create this birch forest in the shape of Michigan using acrylic paints on wood. This class is designed for the beginner painter, but all levels are welcome. The outline of Michigan will be pre-painted on a 9x12” piece of wood. All supplies and step-by-step instruction will be provided. Gather-A Festive DIY Studio, Harbor Springs.
www.gatherharborsprings.com/calendar

Sunday, May 26th, 8pm

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Great Lakes Center for the Arts, Bay Harbor.
Great Lakes Center for the Arts

Monday, May 27th, 9am-6pm

Local Appreciation Day
Free tours for local residents from Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego or Antrim County can visit the Castle all day for a FREE tour and $5 tours for other guests, Castle Farms, Charlevoix. 231-237-0884.
www.castlefarms.com

Thursday, May 30th, 6pm-8pm

Music on Main, Katherine Ryan Trio
Live music and more, Main Street, Village of Bay Harbor. 888-229-4272.
bayharbor.com/events