Tough Guise 2

What is the root cause of violence that is rampant in America and exists in our own communities? How can we better understand mass murder, family violence, sexual assault and bullying?

The community is invited to a special screening and panel discussion of the film, Tough Guise 2, hosted by the 100 Men Campaign. The film looks at messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture. It challenges viewers to rethink—and have conversations about—what it means to be a man in today’s culture. Tough Guise 2 is a ‘must see’ film for parents, educators, coaches, youth mentors and anyone interested in understanding violence in America.

Tough Guise 2 will be shown at 7 p.m. on April 24 at the University Center Gaylord; April 29 at North Central Michigan College; and May 13 at Charlevoix Public Library. This film is for mature audiences aged 17 and older. Admission is free. 

For details contact the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067 or online at

Trails to Tails 5K

TRAVERSE CITY – Mark your calendars for the fifth annual Tails to Trails on Saturday, May 17th, at 9 a.m on the Vasa Pathway. This four-paw 5K is a great opportunity to mingle with other dog lovers and enjoy a fun run or walk with your canine friend.

 ·         Dogs will receive a goodie bag with treats and promotional dog items.

·         Pets and Peeps Photography will be taking complimentary professional photos that can be downloaded after the event.

·         Prizes for top finishing dogs and owners from D.O.G. Bakery, plus other great prizes from local pet friendly businesses will be given away.

·         All proceeds from Tails to Trails benefit TART Trails, Inc.

To register, visit or stop by the TART Trails office at 415 S Union Street. Registration is only $15 for individuals and $30 for families through May 9th. May 10th through the morning of the event registration will be $20/$35. Day-of registration opens at 8 a.m. and the 5k fun run/walk starts at 9 a.m. Pets must be on a leash at all times and owners are responsible for picking up after their pets. This is not a chip-timed event, but there will be a race clock, and prizes will be awarded to top finishers.


For more information please contact Arianne Whittaker, Marketing and Outreach Director for TART Trails, at 231-941-4300 or

The Alleluia Ringer of Concordia University Wisconsin Handbell Concert

The Alleluia Ringer of Concordia University Wisconsin, one of the nation’s premier university handbell ensembles, is coming to your area for a concert on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:30pm. The concert will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church (1003 S. Maple St. Traverse City, MI). This auditioned group consists of 14 undergraduate ringers that ring 152 handbells and handchimes.  This is the 28th year of music making under the director of Dr. John Behnke, Professor of Music at Concordia University Wisconsin. In that 28 years, the group has played numerous times with the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus and Chorus under conductors Doc Severinsen, Bill Conti, and Jeff Tyzik.  They have had concert tours in Norway (3 times), Germany and France (3 times), Latvia (once), and concertized throughout the United States.  Twice they have been chosen to play for the National Seminar of the Handbell Musicians of America. For more information call 231-946-2720.
The Concert they will present will be visually and aurally exciting.  Just to watch the teamwork and precision of this group is amazing.  Their concert will consist of classical transcriptions, arrangements of well-known hymn and spirituals, and original music for handbells.  We know you will find this concert inspiring and uplifiting.

Spring Fling 2014

Spring Fling 2014
At Bay Harbor Yacht Club Lange Center, 4300 Vista Drive, Bay Harbor
23rd annual gala dinner auction event presented by St. Francis Xavier Catholic School
Visit our website at to purchase event and grand raffle tickets or call 231-347-4133
Gala Dinner/Auction
May 17, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Dinner, Dancing, Open Bar, Entertainment
Grand raffle drawing for $20,000
Dinner Auction tickets are $150 per person
Gala preview night
May 16, 2014, 7-9 p.m.
Music, hors d’oeuvres, drinks by donation
Grand raffle drawing for $1,000
Limited silent auction


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich – Traverse City’s favorite jazz personality, Jeff Haas will perform a tribute to his father, legendary radio host Karl Haas, on Sunday May 4, 2014 at City Opera House.  With his popular jazz quintet and very special guests, jazz legend Marcus Belgrave and acclaimed vocalist Joan Belgrave, Jeff Haas & friends will perform an afternoon of jazz classics and new original compositions in celebration of the Karl Haas’s 100th birthday anniversary. The concert will feature the Traverse City premiere of a 30-minute documentary about Karl Haas produced by Jeff and his sister Alyce. Jeff will perform on the fully restored 7-foot concert grand piano that Karl Haas played at the WJR studios in Detroit. The piano was recently discovered by Jim Evola of Evola Music, who fully restored the historic piano and gifted it to Jeff.
“My dad played that piano live on the air every day at WJR ... I made my debut on Adventures in Good Music playing a Mozart duet with my dad. It will be such a thrill for me to play that piano and celebrate the 100th anniversary of my dad’s birth with my longtime colleague, legendary trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, for my hometown crowd!” – Jeff Haas

Karl Haas changed the musical landscape of the Motor City and the rest of the country during the 44-year run of Adventures in Good Music (AIGM)the most widely distributed classical program in the history of radioAIGM was carried on over 650 radio stations in the US, Australia and New Zealand with an average daily listenership of 3.6 million people. Karl Haas remains the only classical music host to be inducted into theRadio Hall of Fame, and one of only two radio personalities to receive two Peabody awards, the other being Edward R. Murrow. In 1991, the Haas family went to the White House where Karl received the Charles Frankel Award for promoting humanism through the arts from President George H.W. Bush. 
Jeff Haas is nationally known for his personal and engaging musical voice that combines jazz, Judaic and classical music. Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck said, "In combining these great musical traditions, [Haas] has created a soulful music that transcends ethnic barriers.”
The Jeff Haas Quintet includes Jeff Haas (piano), Chris Lawrence (trumpet), Laurie Sears (sax/flute), Sean Dobbins (drums) and Marion Hayden (bass).
This performance is presented by City Opera House and Jeff Haas.  Media sponsorship is generously provided by Interlochen Public Radio and 9 and 10 News and Fox 32.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Building Bridges with Music. Building Bridges with Music uses the universal language of music to open hearts and minds and promote  open-mindedness, understanding, and acceptance of people from different cultures, races and background. Jeff and multi-cultural quintet have visited over 600 schools and talked with more than 50,000 students throughout Michigan and beyond.
The City Opera House Heritage Association is proud to partner with Michigan State University’s renowned Wharton Center for Performing Arts. City Opera House is a non-profit destination attraction in the heart of the region, downtown Traverse City. Information at

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