Fall gallery tour in Leelanau County
Leela nau County — Thirteen Leelanau County galleries will participate in the Fall For Art in Leelanau gallery tour.
Tour hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Saturday, Oct. 7-8, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. The Glen Arbor Art Association will host a members’ exhibit and reception from 6-8 p.m. today at the Glen Arbor Art Association, 6000 Pine St., Glen Arbor. The tour will conclude with a reception and prize drawing at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lake Street Studios in Glen Arbor.
Brochures are available at participating galleries, which will display a bright yellow “Fall for Art” sign. For details, call John Huston at Glen Lake Artists Gallery, 334-4230, or visit www.facebook.com/glenlakeartistsgallery.
Artist reception at Right Brain Brewery
Traverse raverse City — An exhibit of new work by local artists Tim Nielsen and Kaye Krapohl will open today, Oct. 7, at Right Brain Brewery.
A reception for the artists will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the brewery, 221 Garland St., where the exhibit may be viewed through November. For details, visit www.rightbrainbrewery.com.
Historic Beach Patrol programs
Gle n haveave n — Fall was traditionally “shipwreck season” on the Great Lakes and the public is invited to relive history and join Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park Rangers to recreate a traditional evening beach patrol.
Patrols will start at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 8 and 15, at the Sleeping Bear Point Life-Saving Service Station/Maritime Museum. Following an explanation of the patrol process and local shipwreck stories, participants will take a lantern-lit beach hike. Hikers may return to the museum any time during the one-hour, one-mile round trip walk.
Participants should dress for the weather and bring a flashlight for safety. For details, call the National Lakeshore, 326-5134, or visit www.nps.gov/slbe.
Traverse raverse City — Mt. Holiday Ski & Recreation Area will host a family-friendly Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 8.
The event will start with registration for the “King of the Mountain” three-mile challenge running obstacle course from 10-11:30 a.m. Children’s games, face painting and an arts and crafts area will start at noon, with a disc golf tournament at 3 p.m. sponsored by Tilley’s Party Store. There also will be traditional Oktoberfest food, non-alcoholic beverages and beer brewed by Right Brain Brewery.
An after-glow party for adults 12 and older will get under way at 6 p.m. in the Mt. Holiday Lounge with dinner specials, Oktoberfest food and music by Tim Galante.
Oktoberfest admission is free. Food, drinks and some activities have minimal fees and proceeds benefit Mt. Holiday. For details, call 938-2500 or visit www.mt-holiday.org.
Ghost Walks at Leelanau lighthouse
Northport — Explore the haunted history of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse on guided Ghost Walks during October.
Historic walks are scheduled today through Sunday, Oct. 7-9, plus Oct. 12-13, Oct. 19-23 and Oct. 26-30 at 5 p.m. Participants should meet at the lighthouse gift shop and reservations are required.
The $10 cost per person is non-refundable. The lighthouse is located inside the Leelanau State Park. Park entry fee also is required. For reservations or details, call 386-7195.
Five singers reunite for musical program
Traverse raverse City — The Grand Traverse Musicale’s Thursday, Oct. 13, program reunites five women who sang together in the 1980s.
The program of gentle musical stories will start at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational church, 6105 Center Road. It will feature Elizabeth Rivers, Mary Anne Rivers, Nancy Landfair, Jean Rhodes and Donna Lea Wilson Probes. A former Musicale student scholarship winner also will perform.
The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Tony Furtado will give performance
Traverse raverse City — Tony Furtado will take the stage Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Good Work Collective.
Furtado performs his own creative interpretation of Americana and Indie rock on banjo and slide guitar, mixing stories of his travels with his music. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the show at 7:30 p.m. at the Good Work Collective, 417 S. Union St.
Ticket prices are a suggested donation between $15 and $40. Proceeds are shared by the artist, Good Works Collective and SPACE (Staging and Personal Audio for Community Events). Advance tickets and details are available at www.porterhouseproductions.com
Bioneers offer special events
Traverse raverse City — The Great Lakes Bioneers will offer three evening events in conjunction with the Great Lakes Bioneers Conference.
The Earthwork Music Collective will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Milliken Auditorium in the Dennos Museum Center, 1701 E. Front St. The performers, including Seth Bernard and May Erlewine, will focus on the conference theme of “The Commons.” Tickets are $10 at the door.
The documentary “When We Run” will be shown at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the State Theatre, 233 E. Front St. The film follows participants in the “On the Ground’s Run Across Ethiopia.” The original soundtrack was written by Seth Bernard and May Erlewine. A question and answer session with the runners, the producer/filmmaker, and the musicians will follow the screening.
Also on Saturday, Oct. 15, the Great Lakes Bioneers will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a party at the ECCO Event Space, 121 E. Front St., in the basement level of Front Row Centre. Music will be provided by the band Steppin’ In It. The doors open at 8 p.m. and the party starts at 9 p.m. Attendees should enter through the red door at street level.
For details, visit www.glbconference.org.