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May 2017

Center Gallery: The Flower Show

May 26 @ 11:00 am - June 29 @ 5:00 pm
Center Gallery at Lake Street Studios,
Free

Spring arrives in full flower when Center Gallery in Glen Arbor opens its 2017 season with “The Flower Show,” May 26. This three-person exhibit showcases two different approaches to floral paintings by Grand Rapids resident Margo Burian and Lauren Everett Finn of Honor; and the porcelain pottery of Matt McGovern of Cedar. An artist’s reception is May 26, 6 - 8 p.m. at the gallery, 6023 S. Lake St. Working in oil paint, Burian looks at and sketches flowers both…

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June 2017

Experience Art Rapids!

June 10 - June 24
Free

A 15-day-long art exhibit in the historic village of Elk Rapids. $6,000 in juror and People's Choice Award cash prizes. Over 100 artists and 270+ pieces of art. www.artrapids.org

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Port Oneida Rural and Cultural Fair

June 11 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 4:00 pm
Free

History comes to life at six historic farmsteads and the Port Oneida Schoolhouse in Port Oneida. Presented by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in partnership with Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear. Event is free, Park pass required.  If you would like to demonstrate a traditional skill or craft, or volunteer at the event, please contact us at [email protected]

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Faust Cabin Volunteer Cleaning Project

June 17 @ 9:30 am - July 19 @ 3:00 pm

Help us prepare this beautiful historic log home on Inspiration Point now owned by the National Park Service, for the Glen Lake Library Home Tour. PHSB is coordinating and doing the cleaning and helping host the event with information about needed funds for the building’s restoration. Sign up to clean!

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Kids’ Writing Workshop

June 23 @ 10:30 am - August 4 @ 11:30 am
Glen Lake Community Library, 10115 Front Street
Empire, MI 49630 United States
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The Glen Lake Library in Empire invites aspiring young authors to develop their creative writing skills in this six-session workshop. Children's author Kit Robey will guide students in grades 4 to 6, helping them create their own short stories.

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Traverse City Wine and Cider Festival

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, 830 Cottageview Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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$35

This year's Traverse City Wine and Cider Festival will be celebrating the region's award winning wines and, new this year, many local ciders on tap. Come celebrate with us as you enjoy great wine, cider, food, music, art, and fun at the historic Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

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Junior Ranger Day 101

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 9922 Front Street Highway M-72
Empire, MI 49630 United States
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Free (park pass required)

Explore, Learn, Protect! Kids of all ages are welcome to come and learn at Junior Ranger 101 on June 24th! Families can take part in fun activities and learn the basics of being a Junior Ranger. Learn about lighthouses, NPS history, animals, and more! Complete all of the activities and earn your official Junior Ranger patch. Junior Ranger Day activities will take place 3:00-6:00 p.m. Visitors will meet park staff at the Dune Climb parking area for this free event.…

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Star Party

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 9922 Front Street Highway M-72
Empire, MI 49630 United States
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Free (park pass required)

Join Park Rangers and astronomers from the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) on Saturday, June 24 at the Dune Climb parking lot. On this date, two events offer you opportunities to focus on the sky. The first event is from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, and will allow visitors to safely view our closest star, the Sun, using a solar telescope. The second event will be from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM, and is a great chance to view distant…

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Preservation Workshop: Treat Farm

June 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Work alongside the National Park maintenance crew to help pour the concrete to repair the chicken shed floor at the Treat Farm. Please register for the workshop by emailing us at [email protected] Directions: M-22 south of Empire; right on Stormer road; go 1/4 mile past Farm on left to park gate before the curve. Park and walk the 1/4 miles to the farm.

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Port Oneida Driving Tour

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Learn the history of this 1800s agricultural community by exploring 4-5 of the 18 farmsteads with our tour guide. Car pool or drive individually to each farm. Meet at Olsen Farm.

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