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April 2019

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Friday, April 5th - Sunday, April 7th

Mackinaw Raptor Fest
Workshops, field trips, and more, Mackinaw City. 231-627-4830.
www.mackinawraptorfest.org

Friday, April 5th, 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

Friday, April 5th, 11am

First Fridays for Foodies
Learn the basics of finding, growing, and making your own natural medicine. Mariana Villani will discuss and demonstrate how to harvest, store, and prepare medicinal plants and mushrooms into teas, balms, tinctures, pills, and more focusing on native plants and mushrooms of North Michigan and some other herbs that are easy to find and grow in this region. Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. 231-347-4337.
Crooked Tree

Saturday, April 6th, 10:30am

Becoming A Biodiversity Explorer: An Introduction and Guide to iNaturalist
Learn how to make observations, navigate the website, and use the app if you have a smartphone (not required). Already an iNaturalist user? Come and we can share our experiences together. You are encouraged to bring your laptop and cell phone if that is an option for you. This event is offered at no charge, but pre-registration is requested by calling 231-347-0991.
www.landtrust.org

Sunday, April 7th, 1pm

Acrylic Pour Painting with Heidi Finley
This new popular painting technique produces beautiful abstract paintings with rich colors and organic shapes called “cells”. You choose colors and pour paint onto the canvas. Create two finished 8" x 10" canvases. All supplies are included! Gather, A Festive DIY Studio, Harbor Springs.
www.gatherharborsprings.com/calendar/

Sunday, April 7th, 1pm

DIY Easter Bunny Garland
A class for kids, Gather Harbor Springs.
Bunny Garland

Sunday, April 7th, 4pm

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Sunday Series Recital: Double Reeds Stampede
An afternoon of great music featuring a Double Reeds Ensemble: Deanna Erwin, Drew Hinderer, Lynn Hansen, and Michael Beery or Mezraq Ramli. Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Petoskey. 231-487-0010.
www.ncmich.edu

Friday, April 12th, 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

Friday, April 12th, 11:30am

The Saxophone--Luncheon Lecture Series
In 1846, Adolphe Sax patented a musical instrument that was a brassier version of the clarinet. Today, it is a fixture of marching bands, military bands, big bands, jazz bands and, of course, “Bolero.” Tom Harder is a saxophone virtuoso and Charlevoix High School’s band director. He will tell us about this popular instrument and play some flashy music written to show off its unique attributes., North Central Michigan College Luncheon Lecture Series, $12, reservations required. 231-348-6600.
www.ncmich.edu

Saturday, April 13th - Saturday, May 11th

Youth Art Show
Exhibition at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, opening reception April 13. 231-347-4337.
Crooked Tree

Saturday, April 13th, 1pm

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. 231-622-5451.
www.gatherharborsprings.com

Thursday, April 18th, 5:30pm

Harbor History Talk-Odawa Art in Austria
The Welt Museum Wien (Museum of Ethnology) in Vienna, Austria recently added a remarkable collection of Odawa art to its permanent exhibition on North American history. How Anishnaabek art from Middle and Cross Village ended up in Vienna is the topic of this talk, Harbor Springs History Museum. 231-526-9771.
www.harborhistory.org

Friday, April 19th, 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

Thursday, April 25th, 5:30pm

Swirl
A delicious blend of arts, libations, and fun, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. 231-347-4337.
Crooked Tree

Friday, April 26th, 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

Sunday, April 28th, 7pm

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra: The Violins of Hope
Great Lakes Center for the Arts, Bay Harbor.
Violins of Hope