SWIRL! with the Crooked Tree Arts Center. What could be better than fine wine, fine art and fine food all shared among friends? Join the CTAC for monthly tastings in their galleries, from 5:30pm to 7pm. Mingle among a backdrop of beautiful art while listening to music by Chris Koury. Food provided by City Park Grill.
Free Services For Cheboygan Country Residents
The Cheboygan County Health Department offers immunizations clinics for children under 19, free vision and hear screening for children entering kindergarten this fall and women’s cancer screenings for women ages 40-64 without insurance.For more information on any of these services, call the Cheboygan Health Department at 627-8850.
Saturday wine tastings to benefit Operation Petunia Planting's effort to Keep Charlevoix Beautiful. Enjoy a different mix of wines each Saturday accompanied by a small hors d'oeuvre plate for each guest. $10 per person.
Boat Safety Class
About Boating Safety is a one day class being held at and sponsored by Dewitt Marine in Bellaire. The class meets Saturday, June 15, from 9am – 5 pm. Lunch is included. Youth and adults are encouraged to attend. There is no charge for the class. Topics covered include boating safety and safety equipment, emergency procedures, navigation rules and aids, boating regulations, and charting. Preregister by calling Christine Davis at 231-377-6611 by June 10. Dewitt Marine is located at 6509 Crystal Springs Rd. Bellaire.
TART Trails announces the 3rd annual bicycle swap to benefit the Recycle-A-Bicycle program on Saturday, June 1st. The bike swap is held the weekend leading into Smart Commute Week, so it is the perfect time to get wheels for summer commuting. The swap typically has a nice selection of kid’s bikes, too.
Those wishing to sell a bike in the swap must come to check it in at the Old Town Parking Deck on Friday, May 31st, from 5PM-8PM. The seller sets the price, but is encouraged to price it to sell. Recycle- A-Bicycle benefits because 25% of the sale price goes to the R-A-B program and 75% goes to the seller.
On Saturday, June 1st, the swap is open from 9AM to 2PM for the public to view, test ride and purchase bicycles. Last year there was a line-up of buyers waiting for the doors to open and inventory moved fast.
On Sunday, June2nd, sellers return to the parking deck between 9AM and noon to pick up their check and/or any unsold bikes.
Bird Fest in Leelanau
Leelanau Bird Fest, May 29-June 2
The Leelanau Peninsula has more than 75,000 acres of accessible birding habitat open to the public. At the Second Annual Leelanau Peninsula BirdFest, you can see more than a hundred different species of nesting birds, including the rare Great Lakes Piping Plover.
Mackinaw Trail Winery and Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars will host a fundraiser for Little Traverse Bay Humane Society from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at Mackinaw Trail Winery located at 200 Howard Street. Support Little Traverse Bay Humane Society as you enjoy a sampling of Fustini’s unique oils and vinegars, three special Mackinaw Trail Winery wine tastings for $25 and music by Pete Kehoe. Five additional tastings can be purchased for $5. For every bottle of wine purchased during the event, Mackinaw Trail Winery will donate $1 to Little Traverse Bay Humane Society with the exception of sale items. Ticket price is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Reserve your tickets at www.ltbhs.com or call Teresa Chaney at 231.347.2396.