Coming Attractions

Posted on June 28, 2012


No matter how jammed your summer calendar is, you would be sorry to miss these excellent adventures. More to come – stay tuned.

ArtRapids!, a juried arts festival on Grand Traverse Bay in Elk Rapids

Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 10-5 – list of artists and live music schedule here

Babs Young will be there all day capturing the entire adventure.  Miss Sadie and the Cowboy are resigned to staying at home, but your children would have a wonderful time making beads, designing t-shirts, listening to the storytelling.  I will lurk in the vicinity of the music and the storytelling.

Bachmann’s 70th Anniversary Party in Central Lake

Saturday, June 30, 2012 – 5:30-7:30 pm – State Street and Main

The beloved family-owned “five and dime” has been a fixture in Central Lake since 1942. There will be a big birthday bash with cupcakes, ice cream, live music, bad jokes, and excellent storytelling. I wasn’t Around Here or anywhere else in 1942, but since 1996 it has been true that If Bachmann’s doesn’t have it I don’t need it.

Historic Bachmann’s Store in the late 1950s – with founders Paul and Winnie Bachmann and their son Mike.

Antique Rock Road Show

Wilkinson Homestead Historical Society Summer Speaker Series

Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Torch Lake Township Hall – 2355 N. US-31

Prof. Jim McClurg will tell you everything you’ve always wanted to know about the rocks of Antrim County – and appraise one of those you’ve collected over the years if you bring it along with you. Miss Sadie and the Cowboy believe I should bring one of these, but Miss Puss sniffs and says that except for sentimental reasons they are not valuable in the least.