Leelanau News and Events

Solon Township Aims Higher For Parks; $3M Laker Park Now Open

By Emily Tyra | Oct. 15, 2021

Solon Township residents are being asked for their input — by October 30 — on a five-year parks and recreation master plan for 2022-26, which will include an analysis of existing parks and will identify future grant funding sources for park improvements. Meanwhile, a new park has opened at Glen Lake Community Schools with an amphitheater, zipline, and more. 

A 23-question survey seeks views and opinions on the community’s current recreational opportunities and future potential of its four parklands — Joe Vlack Memorial Park, Solon Township Beach Park, Cedar River Community Park, Solon Township Playground Park — and beyond.

Kelly Claar, volunteer chair of the township’s parks and recreation committee ...

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Latest Leelanau Blotter And 911 Report

The Leelanau Ticker’s weekly look at the most alarming, offbeat, or otherwise newsworthy calls to the Leelanau ...

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Leelanau Conservancy Hosts Week-long “Fall For Leelanau” With Color Tours, Hikes & Live Music

Leelanau locals can immerse themselves in nature — during peak color week — through various Leelanau Conservancy ...

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Do You Know Leelanau's Mushroom Man?

Jim Moses and Linda Grigg of Maple City met and bought their Burdickville Road farm, Forest Garden Organic Farm, ...

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Lisa Peacock Shares Her Experience With Threats And Political Manipulation After School Masking Order

Lisa Peacock of Traverse City wrote an op-ed piece this week which she shared with various members ...

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Today Sunday, October 17, 2021

9:00 AM

"Everyday Objects"

This exhibition explores the new & unexpected aesthetic possibilities in mundane objects – as art-making materials, & as ... More Info >>

9:00 AM

Paper Constructions: Denise Samuels

Samuels exhibits sculptural, geometric constructions with recycled papers – cereal boxes, common cardboard & other heavier fibers she ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Acrylic Paintings by Erica Larson

Runs Oct. 1-30. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Nature Through Pastels

Four regional artists exhibit their pastel paintings through Oct. 29. Leelanau artists Julie Avery, Chris Nettleton & Jan ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

The Art of Lori Sikkema

Stop by the Visitor Center & view the fabric collage artwork of Lori Sikkema, on display through Oct. ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories

This exhibition explores off-reservation boarding schools in its kaleidoscope of voices. Visitors will explore photographs, artwork, interviews, interactive ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Birds Fly In: A Human Refuge

A cross-cultural art collaboration focusing on themes related to Migration & Intuition. Artist Ellie Harold was surprised by ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Close to Home: Contemporary Anishinaabek Artists

An exhibit of works from Anishinaabek artists in the region, supplemented by objects in the Dennos Museum Center’s ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Foreword: Solo Exhibition by Patrick Earl Hammie

Through portraits & allegories, Hammie explores the complexities of identity, emotion, & family. Hours: Tues. - Fri.: 11am-5pm; ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Lustron Stories: Americans at Home

The subject of the “Great American Dream” is explored through photographer Charles Mintz’s series, “Lustron Stories.” Lustron Corporation ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Up North Pride Week

Oct. 13-17. Today features the Big Gay Brunch at The Open Space. Enjoy brunch from Oryana, S2S & ... More Info >>

11:00 AM

Women of The Night

Nocturnes by Heidi Amenda Marshall - pastels; Mara Manning - oil & cold wax; Cynthia Marks - ceramic. ... More Info >>

11:45 AM

Norte Sunday Trail Rides

Open to mountain bikers of all ages & abilities, with three different levels & distances (5K, 10K & ... More Info >>

12:00 PM

Village Arts Building Anniversary Exhibit & Autumn Harvest

Exhibit Opening Reception: Fri., Oct. 15, 6-8pm. Exhibit runs Oct. 16-24, Weds. through Sun., 12-4pm. A multi-media show. More Info >>

1:00 PM

Bats at the Library

James Dake, education director of Grass River Natural Area, will discuss the lives & habitats of bats & ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

In Store Book Signing

Timothy Mulherin will sign his book "Sand, Stars, Wind, & Water." More Info >>

2:00 PM


A small group of people help Jesus tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling ... More Info >>

2:00 PM

Arts for All of Northern Michigan Outing

Enjoy a corn maze adventure & pumpkin painting. Pumpkins to paint will be available for purchase. All other ... More Info >>

2:00 PM

Northport Pride Tea Dance

Featuring Scarlet Envy, American drag queen, reality t.v. personality, singer & performer, & DJ Jace, resident DJ for ... More Info >>

4:00 PM

Delbert Michel: "Sixty Years of Making Art"

Celebrating six decades of creative expression, artist & retired art professor, Delbert Michel, hosts a retrospective of his ... More Info >>

7:00 PM

Screams In the Dark

Runs Oct. 1-30 on Fridays & Saturdays from 7-11pm & Sundays from 7-10pm. There are two tour options: ... More Info >>

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