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Bellaire – On Saturday, June 25, from 6 – 10 pm, you can dance outside under the big tent and enjoy the music of Michigan’s own The Ragbirds, on the shores of Torch Lake (rain or shine) at the Alden Depot Park in Alden to benefit the great work of the Grass River Natural Area. The band’s music — a genre-bending hybrid of indie-pop melodies, global rhythms and songwriting styles influenced from all over the world — is one of the most dynamic, high-spirited live bands in roots music.
A variety of Short’s Brewing Company beer, and wine from the Village Market will be available to purchase, along with food by executive chef, Michael Peterson from Antrim Catering. Sponsors for the event include Short’s Brewing Company, Village Market, 4Front Credit Union, Alden State Bank, Old Mission Investment and Trust, Butch’s Tackle and Marine and the A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Tickets are on sale now at for $25 at www.grassriver.org. Space is limited. Proceeds from this event will support the education, environmental and conservation activities of the Grass River Natural Area., Inc., a 501c(3) organization.
Grass River Natural Area (GRNA) is one of Michigan’s premier nature preserves, established by the community for the community. The Grass River Natural Area, Inc., was founded in 1979 to manage the Grass River Natural Area, conserve and protect its watershed and provide opportunities that increase knowledge, appreciation and community-wide stewardship of the natural environment. Located along Antrim County’s Chain of Lakes, the Grass River Natural Area’s wetlands act as a filter for millions of gallons of water flowing into East Grand Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan.