Pirate’s Cove Raises Money for Wounded Soldiers

May 24, 2013

“Putting for Patriots” Event at Pirates Cove Adventure Park in Traverse City

 

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, in Traverse City, Michigan will host the 7th Annual “Putting for Patriots” fundraiser over Memorial Day weekend. This national event will occur simultaneously at 33 Pirate’s Cove, Pirate’s Island and Jungle Golf miniature golf courses throughout the United States. 

 

Fundraising efforts began earlier in May and will culminate on Memorial Day weekend to support three charities, which serve our wounded, their families and survivors of the fallen.  These organizations include: “Hope For The Warriors”, “Homes for Our Troops” and “TAPS—Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.”  Pirate’s Cove, Jungle Golf and Pirate’s Island will donate a percentage of their total sales on Saturday May 25th & Sunday, May 26th.  Since its inception, this event has raised over $128,000.

“Memorial Day was specifically founded to remember those who died serving our nation,”
notes Brad Graft, Pirate’s Cove Partner and Regional Director.  “The Pirate’s Cove / Pirate’s Island family thought it appropriate to establish an annual event to serve charities that assist our living veterans and the survivors of fallen military members. These are men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.”

Pirate’s Cove and Pirate’s Island operate 33 miniature golf courses throughout the United States.  For more information, visit their Web sites at www.piratescove.com, www.piratesislandgolf.com, and www.junglegolfminigolf.com. Additional information on the above charities can be found by accessing their Web sites:  www.hopeforthewarriors.org, www.homesforourtroops.org and www.taps.org.

Welcome Back, Dennos Museum Center

March 1, 2011

Dennos Museum Mealtickets cardMealtickets is Proud to Welcome Back, the Dennos Museum Center

 

The Dennos Museum Center, located on the campus Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, is a great local destination for cultural events. Their permanent exhibits include a renowned Inuit Art Gallery, complete with one of the largest and most historically complete collections of its kind in the United States. But what I always find inspiring are the revolving exhibits in the Museums main galleries. The Dennos is small enough to explore in an hour or two, but large enough to present some of the most well known artist’s and exhibits of our time.

Also located on site is the 400-seat Milliken Auditorium. Utilized by the community for theatrical performances and concerts, the auditorium is also home to the Dennos Concert Series. Performances here are focused on World Music —performances you won’t find at any other destination in the area.

 

Looking for info about current Dennos Museum exhibitions? Check out the EVENTS tab on the Traverse Traveler iPhone app for all the details. Download the app for FREE for iPhone and iPod Touch.

 

So next time you’re in Traverse City, stop by the Dennos Museum for a tour. They’re open daily. Until then, you can find more information, and a map to their location, on our Attractions page.

Interlochen Performing Arts Series Begins 9/30

September 20, 2010

Interlochen Center for the Arts card imageThe fall-winter season at Interlochen is just warming up

Interlochen Center for the Arts has a fabulous line-up of performances, concerts and entertainment by International artists and Interlochen students. If the summer slipped past without a trip to Interlochen, don’t let this next season disappear without attending a performance or two. Grab your planner and make a date with Interlochen.

 

 

Here’s what’s in store:

 

2010-11 Performing Arts Series
  • Sept 30:     Jason Mraz
  • Oct 7-8:     "Interlochen Arts Academy "Collage"
  • Oct 21:     Project Trio
  • Nov 4:     Benny Green, solo piano
  • Nov 8:     Ballet Hispanico
  • Nov 19-20, Dec 3-5:     "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The Musical"
    Arts Academy Musical Theatre Co.
  • Dec 10-12:     "Sleeping Beauty"
    Interlochen Dance Company and Orchestra
  • Jan 15:     Jaleel Shaw, saxophone
    with Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble
  • Jan 22:     Joshua Roman, cello
    with Arts Academy Orchestra
  • Feb 17:     Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
  • Feb 20:     Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Apr 8:     In the Mood
  • May 13-14:     Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast"
    Arts Academy Musical Theatre Co.

Schedule subject to change.

Interlochen Website: tickets.interlochen.org

Phone: 800.681.5920

Take a Tour of 2 Lads Winery

July 21, 2010

2 Lads Winery tour photoGo Behind the Scenes at 2 Lads Winery on a Public Tour

One of the area’s most unique wineries is now opening their production area for tours. 2 Lads Winery on Old Mission Peninsula will conduct regular public tours every Monday, Thursday and Friday at noon and 3:00pm. Booking is on a first come, first served basis and accommodates up to 10 people.

Cost is $20 per person and includes a vineyard tour (weather permitting), cellar tour and a premium wine and food pairing led by one of the 2 Lads crew in the privacy of our gallery.
 

 

Taking a tour of one our area wineries is a great way to expand your knowledge of wine making, and discover what makes each winery, and the wines they produce, so unique. That’s why taking a Behind the Scenes tour is one of my 50 Ways to Love Your Summer.

 

 

 

Colanta Walker Dairy Festival at The Village

June 11, 2010

Colantha Walker Dairy Festival logoA Day of Celebration for one Fabulous, Famous Cow

 

In the 1920s the star resident of the State Hospital in Traverse City was none other than a prize heifer named Colantha. At the time, the average milk production for a dairy cow was just under 4,000 lbs. And then along came a cow named Colantha whose record production in 1926 was 22,918 lbs in one year!

She was so revered by the residents and staff that upon her death a huge party was held in her honor and a special headstone carved in her memory. Now, with a new community developing at the Village, they want to bring that celebratory spirit back in her honor.

 

The first annual Colatha Walker Dairy Festival will take place on Sunday, June 13th in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Celebrate the famous cow with fun, food and special events in her honor.

 

Festival Schedule
10am-Noon Pancake Breakfast
10am-3pm Farmers Market
10am-7pm Food, Art & Merch Vendors
Noon-1pm Public Parade to Colantha’s Headstone @ Barns
1pm-7pm Live Music (Sister Wilene et al)
2pm-3:30pm Great Grilled Cheese Grill-off
5pm-7pm Street Dance

There will also be Food Demonstrations, Wagon Rides, Kid’s Activities, Wine & Cheese Pairings along with Milk & Cookie Pairings for the kids, thoughout the day!

 

For more details, check out www.thevillagetc.com.

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