This Week in Leelanau: October 21, 2010

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This Week in Leelanau: October 21, 2010Fall Color Report: Fall color is still very good! In some areas, leaves are falling but there is still great color to be found in the woods and along the Lakeshore.

This Week in Leelanau: October 21, 2010Facebook is a great way to connect with people who love Leelanau and Northern Michigan, and we’ll be featuring some of our favorite Facebook pages on the Leelanau blog. Of course you are invited to share them on the Facebook page as well!

Pyramid Break IIWhile sensible people tend to shun the waters of Lake Michigan in October, many of the folks who frequent Northern Michigan Surf on Facebook are excited because the real surfing season is in full swing!

The heart of the page are updates from the admin and others about where the waves are likely to be breaking. You can also let others know where you’ll be surfing – a great thing because surfing in the fall (or really any time there are big waves) is not something that you want to do alone. You can check out some great photos that folks have taken and share your own.

Surfers will also want to check out the web cam at Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak in Empire, the Cove at Leland (pan left for the main surfing break) and the cam in Frankfort.

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This Week in Leelanau: October 21, 2010Michigan in Pictures, our daily Michigan photo blog, let’s you know that today is the birthday of Greenfiled Village (and a little thing called the electric light).

On Absolute Michigan has another cool time-lapse photography project today – this one is from Leelanau’s own Ken Scott and features Jacob’s Corn Maze on M-72. We also looked at Michigan’s Historical Marker program and Why it’s called Indian Summer.

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Glow of sunshine and a little dirtFall Fun in Leelanau this weekend!

Tomorrow night (Friday, Oct 22) be sure to head to Suttons Bay for the Fall Finale Art Walk from 5 pm – 9 pm. Visit participating village galleries & shops hosting award winning regional artists, sample wines from Leelanau County’s wineries and have a chance to win a $250 village shopping spree! There will also be a one-night special Leelanau Farmers Market during the Art Walk downtown in front of the Ice Cream Factory!

On Saturday (Oct 23) from 10 AM – 5 PM, Leland hosts the annual Fall Frenzy, a huge, end-of-season sale from participating business merchants. The day features cider, doughnuts, special sales for the end of the season in Fishtown!

Martha Graham’s American Document ~ October 23
ISLAND (Institute for Sustainable Living, Art, and Design) will present a new adaptation of Martha Graham’s American Document at the City Opera House in Traverse City this Saturday, October 23 at 8:00 pm. It will include excerpts from Michigan-born and Pulitzer-prize winning author, Bruce Catton’s Waiting for the Morning Train, a novel that describes growing up in northern Michigan. Much more information at the l
ink above – tickets online at City Opera House or by calling 231- 941-8082.

PROOF starring Gwyneth Paltrow to benefit Northern Lakes CMH
Northern Lakes Community Mental Health is sponsoring the movie PROOF on Wednesday, October 27 at the Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay. There will also be a discussion afterward on mental illness, family relationships, boundaries, and how to be a supportive friend or family member. PROOF stars Oscar winners Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins. Click above for the trailer. No tickets are necessary but you may reserve a seat at no cost by calling The Bay at 231-271-5800 or emailing

Toast the Season Wine Tour
Grab that special someone or gather some friends for a mini-vacation for the annual Toast the Season wine tour. They offer two weekend options, November 6 and 7 or November 13 and 14, that make it easier to enjoy this tour featuring food & wine pairings at 18 Leelanau Peninsula wineries with holiday ornament and a gift bag featuring food & drink from the members of Sleeping Bear Gourmet! There’s lodging packages by area B&Bs, resorts and hotels too. Get tickets and more details about the event by visiting

Oct 23 – Mary Doria Russell at Brilliant Books, Suttons Bay
Oct 23 – Free Red Cross Babysitting Class
Oct 26 – TWO Public Sessions-RECYCLING & the Nov. 2 ballot question!
Oct 27 – Dancing in the Vines Alzheimer’s Charity Event
Oct 28 – An Evening With Sutton Foster
Oct 29 – Downtown Halloween Walk
Oct 29 – Harvest Wine Tour Weekend
Nov 3 – Art of Recovery Show – Opening Reception
Nov 5 – SwingShift and the Stars Dance-Off for Charity
Nov 5 – Vertical Tasting
Nov 6 – A Christmas Carol Ballet
Nov 6 – The Iceman Cometh
Nov 7 – A Christmas Carol Ballet
Nov 7 – Last Comic Standing
Nov 11 – Franc D’Ambrosio
Nov 11 – Dawn Erickson:Textile Designer
Nov 19 – 28th Annual Holiday Fine Arts & Craft Show

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This Week in Leelanau: October 21, 2010Now Playing at the Bay Theater in Suttons Bay: ‘The Social Network’ (PG-13) ends10/28. Bay Film Series presentation: ‘Alamar’ (NR). Community Movie Night at the Bay: ‘Proof’ (PG-13). Coming soon: ‘Secretariat’ (PG), ‘Winter’s Bone’ (R) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 (PG-13). The Bay Film Series 2010/2011: Another year of great world cinema available right here in SuttonsBay, MI is now underway! The schedule for the film series has now been posted on the website. Mid-Week Specials are back!! Tuesdays – Free Popcorn (one medium corn with ticket purchase), Wednesdays – $5.50 for all seats (Specials are not valid for special events or film series). 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!

The Weather

KAScott_20101017_0788fhdrabKen caught this shot on the Crystal River – it’s been a great fall for all kinds of outdoor fun!

This Week in Leelanau: October 21, 2010It’s 45 degrees with light rain at 9:30 AM at Leelanau Coffee Roasting in Glen Arbor. The record high for October 21st was 82 degrees in 1953 with the record low of 21 set in 1959. The forecast for today calls for cloudy skies with scattered showers and highs only in the 40s. Expect sunny skies tomorrow with highs in the mid to upper 50s. The weekend outlook calls for partly sunny skies and 50s on Saturday with a chance (40%) of scattered showers and partly sunny on Sunday with a 40% chance of rain as well.

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