On Sunday, November 2, 2014 bring the kids to downtown Traverse City to enjoy a fun and family friendly day hosted by Elf (Eat, Learn, Frolic) Cafe, a family-friendly café and play space. There will be a treasure hunt from 1–3 pm, then treats and prizes at the State Theatre at 3 pm and following that, the movie “Epic” at 3:30 pm.
The treasure hunt will begin at 1 pm, where families can travel to each of the Elf door locations collecting stickers and other rewards at each stop. Every location will have a treasure map to guide the search; there is no set starting place and no requirement to visit each door location.
The doors have been cropping up around Traverse City and so far have been spotted at The Cooks’ House, The Little Fleet, Higher Grounds Trading Co., Green Island and Oryana. There will also be more popping up this week!
At 3 pm, everyone is welcome to gather at The State Theatre for treats and prize giveaways, and then at 3:30 pm, there will be a free screening of the child-friendly movie, Epic, which has a lovely woodland elf theme.
Everyone is welcome to attend the movie, whether or not you have joined in the treasure hunt portion of the event.
The businesses that house an Elf door are supporters of the Elf mission as well as Elf collaborators. The chefs at The Cooks’ House, Jennifer Blakeslee and Eric Patterson, are collaborating with Elf chef Michelle Rodriguez to design the café menu, Morsel’s Bakery will be providing exclusive Elf morsels – shaped as acorns — at the café and Higher Grounds Trading Co. will be providing Elf’s coffee and espresso.
Even though there isn’t a physical place yet for Elf it’s new location is slated to open in Slabtown in June 2015.
Once open next summer, Elf will offer a grab-and-go organic café, a large wooden indoor play structure and LegoTM area, a play area for infants, party rental space, soundproof areas for nursing or soothing crying babies, classes (including piano, guitar, gardening, creative writing, art, and child yoga), tutors for older children, play groups, an interactive online community, and much more. Elf also plans to have an outdoor seating and play area, including a bermed hobbit hole play house and trike track.
Learn more about Elf Cafe on their website.