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Benzie Chamber of Commerce
Calendar of Events

This calendar changes frequently.  Details are subject to change.

Please call ahead to verify event, dates, times, and locations.

If you have an event you would like listed here,

please email it to chamber@benzie.org.   We reserve the right to edit.

 

2014

   
 

JULY

 
25-27

Arcadia Daze

3 day event presented by the Arcadia Lions Club for 33 years! Arts and Crafts Fair, Auto Muster, 5K Run, Kids Fishing, Kid Games, Pie Sale, Ham & German Potato Salad luncheon, Parade, Craft Beer tasting, Refreshments and Food throughout the weekend, Entertainment Nightly – Live Music, Fireworks, And Much More! For more info call 231-889-5555

 
25

Grow Benzie Annual Farm Party

For more info, contact Deb Query, 231 352 6157 or 231-352 9521 or growbenzie@gmail.com

 
25

Michigan Legacy Art Park - Summer Sounds Series featuring Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

7-9 pm. Enjoy an relaxed, outdoor concert in the Art Park's amphitheater. Guests welcome to brings chairs and picnic. refreshments are available for purchase. Come early to hike the park! Suggested donation $10. For more information visit www.michlegacyartpark.org/art_park_events/summer-sounds/

 
25

Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre presents TWELFTH NIGHT

Play goes on rain or shine. All performances are 7pm at Tank Hill in Frankfort. For more information about Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre’s 2014 season and educational programs, or to make a donation, please visit www.lakesideshakespeare.org.

 
25-27

Dunesville Music Festival

Family friendly atmosphere with lots of great Music, Arts and Crafts, Food and Fun. Various stages to accommodate an all Michigan line up with workshops and activities to promote a strong emphasis on encouraging youth and family. .We are bringing many new talents to the spotlight and promoting local artists too. We intend on creating a lasting impression that will keep you and the family excited for the future of Dunesville. Our volunteer staff looks forward to helping us to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all. 4846 Hulbert Rd., Lake Ann, MI - For more info call Brandon at 231-651-9713.

 
26

Periwinkle Garden Club of Frankfort Annual Book Sale

Mineral Springs Park Pavilion 9am-2pm

 
26

Friends of the Betsie Valley District Library Annual Ice Cream Social

Bouncy House for the kids, sponsored by the Family Gospel Center. 1PM – 3PM, located at 14744 Thompson Ave., Thompsonville. Come and visit your neighbors and enjoy a FREE cup of ice cream! Questions, call 231-378-2716 or visit www.betsievalleydistrictlibrary.org

 
26

2014 BACN Golf Scramble

4 person golf scramble, 10am at Crystal Lake Golf Club, Fairway Dr. Beulah. This is a 4 person golf scramble to benefit the Benzie Area Christian Neighbors. The cost is $50 per golfer and includes lunch. Call the pro shop at 231-882-4061 to get signed up today.

 
26

Frankfort Street Sale

9AM - 4PM on Main St., Frankfort, 49635. This annual sale will be held on Main Street. This is a unique opportunity to snag GREAT deals at your favorite downtown Frankfort retailer! For info contact Joanne Bartley at 231-352-7251.

 
27

Chestnut Hills - Nut Cup Scrambles

Monthly 18 hole Ryder Cup Format Golf Tournaments. Entry fee $65 per non member player, $50 per member player. Enter your 2 person team to enjoy some great golf, fellowship, and food. Cash prizes. Handicap preregistration required. 2:30pm. Visit www.chestnutgolf.com/nut_cup.html

for more info call 231-864-2458

   
29

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts - DIY Jewelry

Instructor: Elara Coleman,

10am –noon, $30 (Members $25), Ages 9 – 14, parents are welcome to attend and participate at no added cost. Make and take home the coolest jewelry using objects and techniques that you can repeat with friends. All materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own beads, stones, or keepsakes to work with. Elara is a successful jeweler, artist, and mother living in Frankfort. After teaching fun and successful classes at OAC in the summer of 2013 she is back with new techniques and fun ideas. See her work in our gift gallery, too!For more info call 231-352-4151 or visit www.oliverartcenterfrankfort.org/

 
31

2014 Beulah Music in the Park - featuring "The Accidentals" - Indie Folk.

Free Family Fun. Bring a chair or blanket. 7pm Downtown Beulah Park every Thursday.  Brought to you by the Crystal Lake Community Business Association along with many gracious sponsors. CLICK HERE for the season's flyer. Visit www.clcba.org for more info .

   

AUGUST

 
1

Benzie Conservation District Little Platte Lake Water Tour

9am – 12pm at North Branch Creek at Deadstream Rd. Join us for our third water tour of the year. More details to come! Only one more water tour this year! For more information call 231-882-4391 or visit www.benziecd.org

 
1

Darcy Library Annual Book Sale

Fri Noon-4. and Sat. 9-4 at the Trailhead Bldg. in downtown Beulah.  We have fiction, hardbacks and paper, sorted by author. Non-fiction sorted by topics , Children's books,  beautiful coffee table books and many collectibles.  All of our books are bargains.  If you don't think so--make us an offer.  All money supports the purchase of new books for the 

Darcy.

 
1

Michigan Legacy Art Park - Summer Sounds Series featuring Lee Murdock

7-9 pm. Enjoy an relaxed, outdoor concert in the Art Park's amphitheater. Guests welcome to brings chairs and picnic. refreshments are available for purchase. Come early to hike the park! Suggested donation $10. For more information visit www.michlegacyartpark.org/art_park_events/summer-sounds/

 
2

Frankfort Rotary Club's 52nd annual Chicken BBQ

Mineral Springs Park, downtown Frankfort. Drive Thru or Join us in the Park. 11:30am -6pm or until chicken runs out. $10 donation. Tickets available at Bayside Printing, West Michigan Bank, or any Rotarian. Tickets also available on site. Menu includes half a BBQ chicken, chips, dinner roll, local fruit, and a cookie. The Rotary BBQ helps fund local charitable needs, annual scholarships, & community projects.

 
2

Benzie Home Health Care 34th Annual Walk-A-Thon

Put your best foot forward! Join us for a beautiful morning walk along the shores of Crystal Lake, enjoy a delicious brunch and help Benzie Home Health Care provide care for Benzie County seniors. Join a team, pledge a walker, donate time or resources. You can make a difference! Time: Morning
Location: Bellows Park on South Shore Drive. For more information, please call Mary Dykstra at 231-325-0138 or email bcsbhhc@sbcglobal.net

 
2

An Evening of Cole Porter

One night only fundraiser for Mill's Community House. 8pm. Pre-performance complimentary dessert, wine, & other beverages beginning at 7:15pm, followed by a spirited musical revue featuring some of the best songs by one of America's most prolific and gifted composers. Upper Hall of the Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Ave., Benzonia. $30 to reserve a seat, arrange ticket payment and or additonal info call 231-882-0591. All proceeds benefit Mills Community House Renovation Fund a 501c3 non profit.

   
4

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts - Fundamentals of Drawing

Instructor: Nancy Foster. 9:30am – 12:30pm. This is a chance to discover that you really can draw, and that no matter at which level you are, you can improve and refine your skills! Drawing, perhaps the most ancient of the visual arts, has been a way of describing the world, developing an idea, and defining an experience, from cave drawings down to the present day. Work from still life, actual objects, and the live model. Emphasis will be on increasing your observational skills and eye-hand coordination. Explore some contemporary approaches to drawing, including efforts by artists to deconstruct the visible world. Use a variety of tools, a mix of pencils, pen and ink, charcoal, conté, and pastels on different papers or supports. Emphasis will be on neutral tones and black and white. For more info call 231-352-4151 or visit www.oliverartcenterfrankfort.org/

 
5

Benzie Area Zonta Club - Good Libations Tours 2014 - Wine Tour

Join us every other Tuesday on the Celtic Bus for a Good Libations Tour (Wine, Beer, Distillery) of Benzie, Leelanau, & Grand Traverse Counties. Box lunch and some tasting provided. Departing from Mineral Springs in Frankfort at 11am, returning at 6pm

 
5

Betsie Valley District Library Customer Appreciation Day

Stop into the library 3pm -6pm to enjoy free refreshments and to enter a drawing for a gift certificate to Copemish Family Market (need not be present to win). Library located at 14744 Thompson Ave., Thompsonville. For info call 231-378-2716 or visit www.betsievalleydistrictlibrary.org

 
5

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts - DIY Jewelry

Instructor: Elara Coleman,

10am –noon, $30 (Members $25), Ages 9 – 14, parents are welcome to attend and participate at no added cost. Make and take home the coolest jewelry using objects and techniques that you can repeat with friends. All materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own beads, stones, or keepsakes to work with. Elara is a successful jeweler, artist, and mother living in Frankfort. After teaching fun and successful classes at OAC in the summer of 2013 she is back with new techniques and fun ideas. See her work in our gift gallery, too!For more info call 231-352-4151 or visit www.oliverartcenterfrankfort.org/

 
6

Benzie Conservation District Forestry Field Day

9am to 12noon. All are welcome to come learn about best management practices for forests. The morning event will be led by Richard Cooper, Consulting Forester, and Kama Ross, District Forester.  Attendees will see firsthand and learn about proper forest management. Event will take

place at the Cooper Woodlot at Joyfield and Wallaker Rds, in Benzonia. No charge for the event.  Donations welcome. Please register by September 4, 2014 by calling the District at 231-882-4391 or emailing the District Forester, Kama Ross, at kama.ross (at) macd.org. For more info visit www.benziecd.org.  This event is sponsored by the Forestry Assistance Program of the Benzie, Leelanau, and Grand Traverse Conservation Districts.

 
7

Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Tour of Interesting Places

10am - 4pm featuring a delightful variety of homes in and around Frankfort including a tour of Stormcloud Brewery conducted on the ½ hour. This year’s Tour of Interesting Places is titled “Frankfort through the Ages” and offers homes from the early 1900’s to present day.  Tickets $20 if purchased before the Tour and $25 day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased at Betsie Bay Furniture in Frankfort, Crate & Cargo in Beulah, Hull’s of Frankfort, Maxwell’s on Main and the Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital gift shop. For more info call Beverly Viilo at 703-298-9428

 
7

2014 Beulah Music in the Park - featuring "The Accidentals" - Indie Folk.

Free Family Fun. Bring a chair or blanket. 7pm Downtown Beulah Park every Thursday.  Brought to you by the Crystal Lake Community Business Association along with many gracious sponsors. CLICK HERE for the season's flyer. Visit www.clcba.org for more info .

 
8

Michigan Legacy Art Park - Summer Sounds Series featuring Miriam Pico & David Chown w/ guests

7-9 pm. Enjoy an relaxed, outdoor concert in the Art Park's amphitheater. Guests welcome to brings chairs and picnic. refreshments are available for purchase. Come early to hike the park! Suggested donation $10. For more information visit www.michlegacyartpark.org/art_park_events/summer-sounds/

 
9

Crystal Lake Team Marathon

More info soon to follow. CLICK HERE for parade form. Sponsored by the Crystal Lake Community Business Association.

 
9

Arcadia Floatilla - History in the Making

Kayaks, Canoes, Paddleboards. 10am on Lake Arcadia @ Grebe Parkon 1st St near the marina. Paddle Board Demos, Handicap Accessible Kayak Launch, GTRLC Hike at Arcadia Marsh 1pm. Proceeds to benefit the Arcadia Historical Museum. CLICK HERE for the registration form

 
13

3rd Annual Benzonia Art Fair

10am -5pm in Benzonia Village ‘Academy’ Park, just to the south of Mill’s Community House, in Benzonia. Original paintings, Graphics, Crafts, Sculpture and Photography in the Rain or Shine. For more info contact Anne Ritchards at 231-325-6642

 
13

Tangling for Fun and Relaxation

1PM - 3PM at Benzonia Public Library, 891 Michigan Ave., Benzonia. This is the last class in the popular summer craft series. Participants will gather on the front porch of the historic Mills Community House (where the library is housed) to learn to tangle. Tangling is a simple way of creating designs from repetitive patterns using pen & paper. It is easy to learn, portable, fun, and relaxing. Projects for this class were inspired by the Zentangle® method of patterning. As with prior workshops, class supplies are provided at no-cost to the participants by the Friends of the library. Class size is limited so please sign-up at the library where samples of the craft are on display, or by calling 231-882-4111. It's your chance to do something "crafty" this summer.

 
13

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy Trail Building @ Arcadia Dunes

2PM - 4PM. Arcadia Dunes St Pierre Trails. Event is FREE. Help GTRLC expand the trail system at Arcadia Dunes! Whether you are brand new to Arcadia Dunes or in the midst of an on-going love affair with the place, trail building is a great way to learn about this amazing property. Volunteers will learn a brief history of the preserve from GTRLC staff as well as the technique and theory behind sustainable trail design before heading out to help construct the final three miles of a new five mile loop. Plan to meet at the St Pierre Parking Area. Visit www.gtrlc.org/preserve/arcadia-dunes/

Please RSVP by visiting www.gtrlc.org/events or call us at 231-929-7911. Dress for the weather and bring water and comfortable shoes. All other tools will be provided. Trail building is a somewhat strenuous activity but all participation levels are appreciated.

 
14

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy Invasive Species Removal @ Arcadia Dunes

10AM - 12PM. Event is FREE. Come help remove autumn olive at Arcadia Dunes' "Cowbog". This area is very popular with Bobolinks and Meadowlarks (to name a few) but is being encroached by the invasive autumn olive shrub which alters the open meadows that the birds require for nesting. Attendees will learn various techniques for managing invasive autumn olive.  For more info visit www.gtrlc.org/preserve/arcadia-dunes/. Please dress for the weather, including a hat for the sun & comfortable shoes, and bring water. All tools will be provided. To RSVP visit www.gtrlc.org/events or call 231-929-7911

 
15-16

38th Annual Frankfort Art Fair

Largest two day Art Fair in Frankfort. Over 175 artists in Frankfort's Market Square Park. For more info call 231-352-7251 or visit www/frankfort-elberta.com

 
15

Pulled Pork Picnic

5pm - 7pm at Frankfort United Methodist Church, 537 Crystal Avenue (M-22), Frankfort. Menu includes: Pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw, potato chips, dessert, and choice of iced tea, lemonade, or water. Cost: $8 adults, $5 children under 12. Extra sandwiches $2 each. TAKEOUT available.

 
16

Frankfort Collector Car Show & Antique Classic Boat Show

Over 100 cars on display plus a growing Antique & Classic Boat Show. 8am-5pm. Mineral Springs Park, Frankfort. For more info visit www.frankfort-elberta.com or call Joanne at 231-352-7251

 
16

Michigan Legacy Art Park to honor the Pure Michigan Team

Michigan Legacy Art Park will present the 2014 Legacy Award to Travel Michigan’s Vice President George Zimmermann for his leadership in spearheading the launch of the phenomenally successful Pure Michigan campaign. The Legacy Award presentation happens during the Legacy Gala, the Art Park’s signature fundraising event, at Crystal Mountain. The Legacy Gala begins with a reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, keynote address, presentation of the Legacy Award and a tribute video about the honoree. Tickets to the Gala are $75 per person and can be purchased online www.michiganlegacyartpark.org/events or by calling 231-378-4963. Sponsor tickets start at $250 and are partially tax-deductible.

 
16

Benzie Conservation District Upper Platte Lake Water Tour

9am – 12pm at Veteran's Campground Access Site. Join us for our fourth and final water tour of the year. More details to come! For more information call 231-882-4391 or visit www.benziecd.org

 
16

Gwen Frostic Prints hosts "Gwen Day" to honor the world-renowned artist's 50th anniversary

12-5pm. This event will also kick off its “A Walk with Gwen” campaign to honor the world-renowned artist Gwen Frostic and raise funds to restore her historic home and wildlife sanctuary. On the 50th anniversary of the studio’s opening, the event will be a celebration of Gwen’s life and work. Food, raffles, sales, auctions and much more will be available for the sole purpose of restoring the building, which hasn’t been renovated since Gwen Frostic built the beloved art studio in 1964. For more info visit: www.gwenfrostic.com

 
17

Chestnut Hills - Nut Cup Scrambles

Monthly 18 hole Ryder Cup Format Golf Tournaments. Entry fee $65 per non member player, $50 per member player. Enter your 2 person team to enjoy some great golf, fellowship, and food. Cash prizes. Handicap preregistration required. 2:30pm. Visit www.chestnutgolf.com/nut_cup.html

for more inf. or call 231-864-2458

 
19

Benzie Area Zonta Club - Good Libations Tours 2014 - Brew Tour

Join us every other Tuesday on the Celtic Bus for a Good Libations Tour (Wine, Beer, Distillery) of Benzie, Leelanau, & Grand Traverse Counties. Box lunch and some tasting provided. Departing from Mineral Springs in Frankfort at 11am, returning at 6pm

 
22

Grow Benzie Golf Outing

1pm Shotgun start at Crystal Lake Golf Club, Beulah.

 
22-24

National Coho Salmon Festival

More info soon to follow!

 
27

Plant It Wild Program - “Master the Art and Science of Composting”

Gary Michalek, Master Gardener and Master Composter, will divulge the best methods to re-use nature’s bounty through composting. Gary will explain different composting methods, composting set-up and troubleshooting, and using compost in gardens. 7pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, Frankfort

   
   

SEPTEMBER

 
2

Benzie Area Zonta Club - Good Libations Tours 2014 - Distillery/Libations Tour

Join us every other Tuesday on the Celtic Bus for a Good Libations Tour (Wine, Beer, Distillery) of Benzie, Leelanau, & Grand Traverse Counties. Box lunch and some tasting provided. Departing from Mineral Springs in Frankfort at 11am, returning at 6pm

 
7

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Concert on the HIll featuring Jeff Haas Trio Jazz

3pm at 8190 Lincoln Rd., Beulah. For more info call 231-882-4241

 
9

8th Annual Taste of Benzie & Beyond

Annual Food, Wine, & Beer tasting event held in downtown Frankfort. Come sample area restaurants and what they have to offer as well as local beer and wine. Sidewalk Chalk Art contest & Kid's games & activities. For more info visit www.frankfort-elberta.com or call Joanne at 231-352-7251

 
16

Benzie Area Zonta Club - Good Libations Tours 2014 - Wine Tour

Join us every other Tuesday on the Celtic Bus for a Good Libations Tour (Wine, Beer, Distillery) of Benzie, Leelanau, & Grand Traverse Counties. Box lunch and some tasting provided. Departing from Mineral Springs in Frankfort at 11am, returning at 6pm

 
16

Benzie Conservation District Leave No Trace/Salmon Classroom Trips

At Platte River @ Riverside Canoes. This event is for local youth in local schools, but we wanted you to know it was happening this month! In September, we take local youth out in canoes on the Platte River to learn about Leave No Trace and about the Salmon. For more information call 231-882-4391 or visit www.benziecd.org

   
10

Benzie County Chamber of Commerce GOLF OUTING

at Crystal Lake Golf Club, Beulah. Watch for more info to follow!

 
18

Benzie County Chamber of Commerce September Business After Hours

5-7pm at Take Action Photo Studio, on M115, Frankfort. Hors-d'oeuvres, 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes, $ Member Raffle

(designated member representative must be present to win)

$5 Donation.  Sponsored by; Take Action Photo & Webber Insurance

 
27

Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm and Boutique hosts National Alpaca Farm Day

Visitors can come to meet and learn about the enchanting alpaca and browse the boutique! 1 – 5 pm, 4907 River Rd.,
Frankfort. Meet the Alpacas, Browse the Alpaca Boutique,• Alpaca 101 Seminar (4 – 5 pm) for those interested in learning about The Alpaca Lifestyle. Spinners, Free to the public, Fun for all ages. For more information visit: http://crystallakealpacafarm.com/events/2014-national-alpaca-farm-day

   
   

OCTOBER

 
 
11

Frankfort Fall Festival

11am -5pm. Fall Festival Parade features The Scottville Clown Band and entertaining Mutt March, GIANT pumpkins and local built floats. Pick up your 2014 Fall Festival Souvenir T-Shirts at the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce booth the day of the festival or at the Chamber office 517 Main St. Frankfort. Starting at noon, the Masters of Mayhem will be back with their incredible metal trebuchet to launch pumpkins into Betsie Bay, Face Painting, Free Wagon Rides through downtown Frankfort. First Congregational Church will host their Cake Walk at 1pm.  Back by popular demand Under the big tent: Silent Auction 12p-2pm, Pie Eating Contest (Register at 1:00pm – contest begins at 1:30pm) For more info call 231-352-7251 or visit www.frankfort-elberta.com.

   
16-19

6th Annual Frankfort Film Festival

Watch for more info to follow! For more info visit www.frankfortgardentheater.com. The Garden Theater is located on Main St in downtown Frankfort. 231-352-7561

 
16

Benzie County Chamber of Commerce October Business After Hours at St. Ambrose Cellars

5-7pm Honor Bank. Hors-d'oeuvres, 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes, $ Member Raffle (designated member representative must be present to win) $5 Donation. Sponsored by; Honor Bank, Family Markets of Honor & Copemish, & St Ambrose Cellars

 
18

Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Auxiliary - Evening of Fun and Entertainment

More details to be announced as the event nears. Crystal Mountain Convention Center 5 - 6:15 pm - Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction 7 pm - Dinner

   
   

NOVEMBER

   
20

Benzie County Chamber of Commerce November Business After Hours

5-7pm at Stormcloud Brewing Company, Frankfort.

Hors-d'oeuvres, 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes, $ Member Raffle

(designated member representative must be present to win)

$5 Donation.Sponsored by; Stormcloud Brewing Company,

State Savings Bank, & The Garden Theater

 
29

19th Annual Holly Berry Arts & Crafts Fair

Indoor Holiday Art Fair at the Frankfort High School, 534 11th St., Frankfort. Over 100 artists! Get your holiday shopping started or finished at this annual popular craft and art fair the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 10am-4pm. For more info call 231-352-7251 or visit www.frankfort-elberta.com.

 
 

DECEMBER

 
20

Benzie County Chamber of Commerce December Business After Hours

5-7pm - Location to be announced. Hors-d'oeuvres, 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes, $ Member Raffle (designated member representative must be present to win) $5 Donation. Sponsored by; Weishaar & Company, Central State Bank,

& Brookside Inn

   
   
   
   
 

07/25/14

     
 
Benzie County Chamber of Commerce
826 Michigan Ave., P. O. Box 204 • Benzonia, MI 49616
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