2016-10-06 / Columns

Glen Lake News: Leaf peepers might be a bit early

By BILL THOMPSON
Phone 334-4486

Columbus Day weekend coming up. I’m not sure the colors will be peaked by then, but the peepers will be here.

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Well at least the Bears beat the Lions. I am getting a lot of guff from Cubs fans and I don’t blame them. It’s been over 100 years since they have had a winner and they really don’t know what it’s like.

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The weather has not always been best for the annual Empire Hops Festival and the race, which seems to be tradition. However it did not deter the racers or the revelers under the big top.

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Auditions will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church for the Readers Theater presentation of “The Bishops Wife.” The show calls for four men, five women and five parts can be male or female. Smaller parts may be doubled.

Performance dates are Dec. 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m.

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The Fall Member show will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Glen Arbor Art Association’s 11th annual Fall Art Gallery Tour.

Artist demonstrations will be taking place throughout the weekend. In addition to the opportunity to purchase original art, there will be a pop-up poster sale (2 for $20) of all past Manitou Music Festival Posters during the weekend. Gallery hours will be Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibit will also be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October 20.

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The Empire Area Museum Complex celebrates Heritage Day Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Demonstrations, entertainment and amazing displays keeping the area’s past alive. At 3 p.m. a beautiful quilt made by the local Empire Quilters will be raffled off. Tickets will be available until the raffle.

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Another Leelanau County Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. top 2 p.m. in Elmwood Township at Cherry Bend Park off of Avondale Lane. Reservations are required, call 256-9812.

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The program at the next Glen Arbor Women’s Club meeting set for Tuesday will feature Barbara Siepker, author and publisher of the Leelanau Press and former owner of the Cottage Book Store. She will relate several stories written in her book, “Historic Cottages of Glen Lake.”

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Have a Happy, Healthy and prosperous New Year, Rosh Hashanah.

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Happy Birthday wishes to Lachlan Grauman, Janice Freeman, Sue Jameson, Beth Bricker, Phil Deering, Dave Packer and Irv Beck.

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Be safe and drive carefully. Watch the slippery leaves.

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