This Week in Leelanau: July 22, 2010

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I think we just passed the halfway mark on Summer 2010. Does anyone see the lever to slow it down?

Also, we won’t be posting much content next week or sending a newsletter because of the item below…

On Location at the Traverse City Film Festival

kascott_20090801_3408_cbAll next week we’ll be on location at the Traverse City Film Festival. The festival takes place Tuesday, July 27th through Sunday, August 1st. Check their site for remaining tickets and also the times of free panels and free movies on the BIG screen at the Open Space that anyone can enjoy.

Absolute Michigan & sponsor the festival and manage the online media so we may have a little biased, but we have to say that this is one of the coolest weeks we get a chance to be a part of. In 2010, we’re going to be working with a great group of folks including the University of Michigan Film School to produce daily online video – stay tuned!

Speaking of video, click over to for a great video from last year’s festival!

From the Glen Arbor Sun…

This Week in Leelanau: July 22, 2010This Week in Leelanau: July 22, 2010Thanks to the Glen Arbor Sun we found this great video from the Leelanau Conservancy and their Why Leelanau Blog. You can see all their videos on their YouTube channel – click the image to the right for their latest – Summertime Fun!

Andrea Maio Teaching Film Making Class for Teens

While we’re down in Glen Arbor, the Glen Arbor Art Association is bringing in filmmaker, writer and radio producer Andrea Maio for a one week documentary boot camp course for teens August 9-12, 10 AM – 5 PM. It will be a whirlwind week exploring the many modes of non-fiction storytelling in all its stages; from research and interview techniques to shooting to making tough decisions in the editing room; students will get hands on experience in every aspect of documentary filmmaking. Details right here!


This Week in Leelanau: July 22, 2010Get all kinds of information about the Sleeping Bear Dunes including trail maps, attractions and photo galleries. The site also offers tips on where to eat, stay and shop and other trip planning ideas!
Mark took the shot of the DH Day Barn in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore above last Wednesday. Be sure to check this out background bigtacular and see more shots from the Lakeshore in his slideshow!

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The Leelanau Calendar

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Art Leelanau Benefit Show & Sale ~ Friday, July 23
The opening reception for the 18th annual Art Leelanau benefit art exhibition and sale for support of programs at the Old Art Building in Leland happens Friday, July 23 from 5-8 PM. Tickets for the event are $25 if purchased in advance or $30 at the door. Hors d’oeuvres and one drink are included in the ticket price, and there also will be a full cash bar with live jazz by the John Lindenau quartet.

2010 Leelanau Farmer’s Markets are underway in Glen Arbor, Lake Leelanau, Leland, Northport and Suttons Bay. They offer you a chance to get out and connect with farmers and other folks who produce food in Leelanau County. You can also connect with Leelanau Farmer’s Markets on Facebook!

Jul 16 – Sky, Land Garden – Paitings by Carol Spaulding
Jul 22 – Musica Batteria Concert – Top of the Bay Mountain
Jul 23 – Neptune Quartet at Northport’s Music in the Park
Jul 23 – PHSB Historic Preservation Volunteer Project
Jul 23 – Book Event with Jody Marquis
Jul 23 – Lori Feldpausch/Plein Air Painter/Gallery Show
Jul 23 – Looking Closely: Oil Paintings by Peggy Hawley
Jul 24 – HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE collection event
Jul 24 – PHSB Historic Preservation Volunteer Project
Jul 24 – Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear Picnic
Jul 24 – Story Time and book signing with Gary Wise
Jul 25 – Mulebone/Manitou Music Festival
Jul 27 – 4th Annual Running Bear 5K Run/Walk & 1/2 Mile Kids’ Run
Jul 27 – Tuesday evenings- Music by Windy Ridge Boys – Leland Lodge
Jul 28 – Story Time and book signing with Charles Murphy
Jul 28 – Lakeside Shakespeare T
Jul 29 – Western Brass Quintet/Manitou Music Festival
Jul 30 – Steve Sandner Quintet at Music in the Park
Jul 30 – Grace Dickinson/Historic Photographs
Jul 30 – Space In Between: Paintings by Margo Burian
Jul 31 – Northport All School Reunion
Jul 31 – Butterfly Beauty
Jul 31 – Book Event with Michael Federspiel
Jul 31 – Path to Page: A day of writing and hiking
Aug 1 – Free Ice Cream Social
Aug 4 – The Bowzies/Manitou Music Festival
Aug 4 – Book Event with Bryan Gruley
Aug 6 – Claudia Schmidt & The Funtet at Music in the Park
Aug 6 – Views of the Dune Country: Pastels by Beth Bricker
Aug 6 – Art Exhibition: Views of the Dune Country by Beth Bricker
Aug 8 – Plein Air Paint Out

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Did we mention you could add your events forfree? Get busy folks!

This Week in Leelanau: July 22, 2010Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay: ‘Inception’ (PG-13) is now playing. Coming soon: ‘Eat, Pray, Love (R), “Girl Who Played With Fire’ (NR). The Bay Select Film Series 2010/2011: Another year of great world cinema available right here in Suttons Bay, MI! The schedule for the film series has now been posted on the website. Bay Theatre Gift Certificates: ‘Say it with a Movie’ gift certificates provide a memorable and enjoyable experience all year ’round. Check the web site for details!

No time for a photo – sorry!

This Week in Leelanau: July 22, 2010It’s 78 degrees with light rain at 5:00 PM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record high for July 21 was 96 degrees in 1987, and the 80s proved themselves an extreme decade with the record low of 46 in 1981. There’s a good chance of rain overnight and tomorrow morning with skies clearing and mid to upper 80s for Friday. For the weekend, expect rain to swing back through Saturday morning with skies becoming mostly sunny with highs in the 70s in the afternoon. Sunday, look for mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s.

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