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Free fun for families at Dirt Fest this Saturday!

04/11/14 CATEGORIES: alternative energy, climate change, Food and Farming, Lawn & Garden, Local economies, Overconsumption, Recycling, Social Justice, Toxins in Our Environment, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events, Waste & Recycling

As the white stuff recedes, we begin to see and smell soil… earth… DIRT. And that means it’s the perfect time for the third annual Dirt Fest in Traverse City! Grab the kids, the cousins, grandma and the whole family and … Continue reading

Upcoming Events

April 12

Traverse City–  Dirt Fest.  1:00 – 7:00 pm, Northwestern Michigan College, 1705 E. Front St., Earth Day celebration for our dynamic Northern Michigan community.  Learn how to get involved with a multitude of environmental issues, both locally and globally, through a dialogue with music, art and interactive workshops.  Workshops will include: Community Sustained Compost Project; A Holistic Approach to Regenerative Agriculture; and How to Effectively Talk about Climate Change.  Live music from Blake Elliott and The Robinson Affair, the Appleseed Collective, and Steppin’ In It. Free!

 

April 13

Northern Michigan–  11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Odom Reuse 10th Annual Building Resiliency Tour.  Tour homes and businesses that have been remodeled or designed around the idea of re purposing otherwise lost materials.  $10.  Reservations required.  Contact Rachel Jarosz at Events North. 231.590.8295.

 

APRIL 13

Traverse City –  Empty Bowls, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St.   A grassroots effort to fight hunger.  Area artists, educators and community members create handcrafted bowls, symbolizing the many hungry people around the world whose bowls are empty. At the event, guests are served a meal of soup and bread and receive one of these handcrafted bowls to take home.  Tickets $15.

April 13

Traverse City–  Pete Seeger Community Benefit Concert.  3:00 pm, Inside Out Gallery, 229 Garland, Traverse City.  Hosts:  Spirit of the Woods Music Association and Northwest Michigan Folklife Center.  $10 suggested donation.  Proceeds benefit Flow for Water.

 

 

April 15

Traverse City – Tuesday Night Crafts at Scrap TC.   821 S. Garfield.  6-8pm. Create Mosaic Garden Stakes using creative reuse materials. Create 3-5 plant markers for only $10 – includes all of your supplies. Spring has sprung!

 

April 17

Traverse City– Green Drinks.  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at  Little Fleet, Brew, 448 E. Front St.  Talk about green topics and share a drink with friends every third Thursday.  Free.  Special for Green Drinkers is $1 off Michigan drafts.  After Green Drinks, popular Vinyl Night happens, so feel free to bring a platter or three for them to spin.  PS:  Food Trucks have returned!

April 19

Bellaire–  ISLAND Benefit Concert.  4 pm til late.  Short’s Brewery, 121 N. Bridge St., Bellaire.  Samuel Seth Bernard, Graham Parsons and the Go Rounds, Gifts or Creatures, Mark Lavengood Bonanza, Samantha Crawford, Gregory Stovetop.  Silent Auction.

April 19

Traverse City– Drop In Craft Time at Scrap TC. 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm   821 S. Garfield.   Get into a creative project without the mess at home!  For only $7 Scrap TC offers supplies, a few finished ideas, the working space to create. The focus will be on spring.

 

 

APRIL 24

Petoskey–  Planning and Planting a Medicinal and Culinary Herb Garden.   6:00 – 8:00 pm, North Central Michigan College, 1515 N. Howard St., Petoskey, Room 536, Student Community Resource Center.  Learn how to start seeds, transplant, and place herbs that you can use in foods, teas, tinctures, and more.  Understand the growing cycles of your favorite herbs, annuals and perennials, and how to create a long-lasting beautiful, nourishing herb garden.  Leave with a plan for your herb garden. Instructor Gretchen Van Loozen, UM Environmental Science, is an organic and biodynamic farmer and energy medicine practitioner.  $20.  Includes all materials.

 

APRIL 25

Traverse City–  SEEDS SMACC Down Battle of the Bands.  6-9 pm at the Grand Traverse Circuit, 225 W. 14th St., Traverse City.  Students Making a Climate Correction (SMACC) presents SMACC Down – a Battle of the Bands.  Local bands and musicians will compete for a cash prize. Bring friends and fans, as the winner of the battle of the bands is chosen by audience response. $5 suggested donation at the event to support the event and the local bands. To enter the battle, contact mary@ecoseeds.org.

 

APRIL 25

Traverse City–  NMEAC’s 27th Annual Environmentalist of the Year Awards.  6:00 pm, Park Place Dome, Traverse City.  The largest gathering of environmentalists in northern Michigan; food, fun, friends, and music. Join us as we honor individuals who are effective advocates for the environment and protectors of our environmental legacy in northern Michigan. Featuring Michael Delp, Keynote Speaker.  $20.  Get tickets here.

 

APRIL 26

Traverse City–  Veterans for Peace International Day of Peace Follow Up Community Discussion.  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Grand Traverse Circuit, 225 W. 14th St., Traverse City.

 

 ONGOING

 EVERY SATURDAY 

Traverse City — Get your weekly farm fix at The Village Indoor Farmers Market at the Grand Traverse Commons. Forty five local vendors line the ENTIRE Mercato corridor, from Trattoria Stella, all the way to the Village General Store. You’ll find fresh, local produce, fish, meats, bread & baked goods, preserves, honey, soaps, and more…INDOORS! 10-2 p.m. each Saturday.

 

 

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