MyNorth’s Weekly Calendar of Upcoming Events: March 18-24

MyNorth’s weekly calendar of upcoming Northern Michigan events highlights some of the amazing things going on across the North. Hand-picked by MyNorth Media’s Calendar Editor Libby Stallman, there is something for everyone.

So pull out your calendar, you’re not going to want to miss these Northern Michigan events!


Friday, March 18: The Moth Mainstage features true, personal stories by luminaries in the arts and sciences, as well as an astronaut, an undertaker, a voodoo priestess and a retired NYPD detective, among many others. Each show features five carefully selected storytellers who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors. The event is part of the National Writer’s Series. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the City Opera House. For more information, call 231.941.8082.

Saturday, March 19: Early spring is the magical time of year when trees wake from their winter slumber. “Tap” into the magic at the Maple Bay Sugaring Day! The event will include sap-boiling, syrup and treat tasting, and guided hikes down to the sugarbush for a tree tapping demonstration. Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. Please dress for the weather (including muddy conditions). This is a family-friendly event and children are welcome with parental supervision. Maple Bay Farm is an 11-acre property located on the west side of North US31, owned by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. For more information, call 231.929.7911.

Sunday, March 20: Uniting video and dance with orchestral music, Peter Sparling joins the Traverse Symphony Orchestra to present Judith: A Domestic Dance/Drama for Screen and Orchestra at Corson Auditorium in Interlochen.  Get your tickets on MyNorthTickets.com.

Sunday, March 20: Join in the fun at the annual Aqua Egg Hunt at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. Swim and dive for eggs, then trade them in at the end of your hunt for an awesome Goody Bag! Popcorn, prizes, and refreshments included. Register for one of three waves. Limited to 50 swimmers per wave. For more information, email [email protected] or call 231.547.0982.

Tuesday, March 22: Anne Morningstar (Bates) and Brian Bates dream of a sustainable future, where the arts, education, and organically grown food enrich their community. Bear Creek Organic Farm is Petoskey, Michigan’s first and only 100% USDA Certified Organic farm. Join Brian and Anne as they talk about Bear River Organic Farm, their honey (and their little ladies (bees!) that make all the honey), the USDA grant they received to research over-wintering honey bees, and their participation in CTAC’s Artisans & Farmers Market. Coffee @ 10 with Bear Creek Organic Farm is sponsored by Crooked Tree Arts Center and is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 23: Enjoy great food and beer at The Franklin’s Wednesday Beer Dinner featuring Short’s Brewing Company. Get your tickets on MyNorthTickets.com.

Thursday, March 24: Carpenter Tim Pierce will cover the basic concepts in carpentry during the hands-on workshop “Concepts in Carpentry for the Small Farm” at the Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology in Rapid City. Get your tickets on MyNorthTickets.com.


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