Elk Rapids Area
Chamber of Commerce
Monday Minute Newsletter

June 14, 2021

Chain of Lakes Area
Acme * Alden * Atwood * Bellaire * Central Lake * Eastport * Ellsworth *
Elk Rapids * Kewadin * *Rapid City * Torch River * Williamsburg
Celebrating the New
Elk Rapids Marina!

Saturday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m.

118 N. Bridge St. * Elk Rapids
From left to right: Tom Kern, Bob Staley-General Manager, Miss Elk Rapids Emma McGuire, Lewis Cooper-Owner, Susie Cooper- Owner, John Conrad-Sales Manager, Mary Kate Klein-Office Manager, Jay Cooper, Ashley Cooper

Not pictured: Lance Miller-Facilities Manager, Tim Trierweiler-Parts and Service Manager, Danny and Will Bowen, Ethan Habasco-The DAM Food Truck Manager, Mike Mitrovich-The DAM Shop Manager 

Elk Rapids Marina * 118 Bridge St.
Elk Rapids, MI
(231) 264-9500 elkrapidsmarina.com

Public Meetings about YOUR Community

The Summer Village Newsletter is here! In it, you will find an update from the Elk Rapids District Library, what’s happening with the Parks and Recreation Commission, summer event dates, and more!

Monday, June 14, Harbor Commission Meeting, 7:00 p.m. In-Person at the Harbor Pavilion Agenda

Wednesday, June 16, Beautification Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
In-person Agenda

Village of Elk Rapids Website: www.elkrapids.org
2021 Mark Your Calendars

June 1-15, "15 Days of Art" ~
(3) Art Galleries ~ Blue Heron Gallery * Mullaly's 128 * Twisted Fish Gallery

June 9-27, TC Spring Horse Show
June 18, Er Farmer's Market, 8- Noon
June 18, Art Rapids "Concert in the Park", 7 pm
June 18-19, Music House Antique & Collectable Sale
June 20, Samels Farm Spring Festival 12:30 - 3:00
June 25, Ribbon Cutting for City Block Food Truck at
Ethanology, 3:00 pm
June 26, Strawberry Social & Auction @ Williamsburg
United Methodist Church, 3:30 - 7 pm
June 26, Harbor Summer Concert"Royal Grand"7-9 pm
June 30 - Fishing Expo @ Harbor 4-7 pm
-DNR Survey Ship "Steelhead" in Harbor 3:30-5:00 pm
June 30, Evening on River Street, 6-9 pm
July 4, Harbor Summer Concert "On the Sun" 7-9 pm
July 7, Evening on River Street, 6-9 pm
July 7-August 15, Great Lakes Equestrian Festival
July 10, Torch Lake Boat Parade, 11 am
July 13, Elk Rapids Garden Walk, 10 am-5 pm
July 13-18,TC Horse Show Major League Show Jumping
July 14, Evening on River Street, 6-9 pm
July 17, Arts & Craft Show, 10 am-4 pm
July 17, Harbor Concert "Nathan Walton" 7-9 pm
July 20-25,TC Horse Show Major League ShowJumping
July 21, Evening on River Street, 6-9 pm
July 28, Evening on River Street, 6-9 pm
July 29, Art Rapids! Concert in the Park
August 1, Harbor Concert"1000 Watt Prophets"7-9 pm
August 4, Evening on River Street, 6-9 pm
August 4-7, Harbor Days Festival
Grande Parade - Saturday, August 7 @ Noon
August 4-8, TC Horse Show Jumper Championship
August 5, Elk Rapids Harbor Days Community Paddle
with Paddle Antrim 6:30 pm
August 7, Harbor Concert "Delilah DeWylde" 7-9 pm
August 11, Evening on River Street, 6-9 pm
August 11-15, TC Horse Show Youth Championship
August 13-14 Elk Rapids Historical Society Annual
Yard Sale, 9 am - 5 pm.
August 21, Harbor Concert "Gasoline Gypsies" 7-9 pm
September 1-12, Traverse City Fall Horse Show
September 4, Arts & Craft Show 10 am-4 pm
September 8-12, TC Horse Show Silver Oak Jumper Tournament
September 10-11, FOL Glamour, Glitter, and Glitz
September 15-19, TC Horse Show, American Gold Cup
September 16-18, Paddle Antrim Festival
October 2, Art Beat
October 2, Acme Fall Festival

Arts and Craft Shows
July 17, and September 4

Farmer's Market Registration Now Open
Friday's June 11 ~ October 8, 2021
8:00 a.m. until Noon

Evening on River Street
Wednesdays 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Evening Music Entertainment
June 30 ~ Plumville Project
July 7 ~ Brotha James
July 14 ~ Dags Und Timmah!
July 21 ~ Matt Mansfield
July 28 ~ Leanna Collins
Aug 4 ~ Sweetwater Blues Band
Aug 11 ~ Nick Vasquez

For information on the Wooden Boat Show
Registration, schedule, sponsorships, advertising, Click on https://elkrapidsharbordays.org/events-schedule/forms-and-applications/

Please email laura@elkrapidschamber.org with any updated event dates you may have!
Elk Rapids’ (3) award-winning art galleries have been serving patrons for over 65 years on a combined basis! This combined experience, assures their guests of outstanding service, knowledge, and assistance in selecting great art.
Long known for their Art Beat gallery tours at the beginning and end of each summer season, the 2021 June event has been modified to accommodate Covid concerns. Mullaly’s 128 Studio & Gallery in downtown Elk Rapids, Blue Heron Gallery on the east side, and Twisted Fish Gallery, just south of town, will celebrate their long history of serving the arts by offering a fun, “Search For Art” promo won from June 1 through June 15. When visiting each gallery during these two weeks, you will be invited to find and identify selected art pieces and enter a weekly drawing for $100 gift certificates at each gallery.
This exciting opportunity is open to everyone and you can participate in the search as often as you want. So visit one of our great galleries soon to learn more! 
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June 14, Writing a Business Plan
June 15, Entrepreneur's Toolbox: Resources Coworking Spaces Provide Entrepreneurs
June 16, Introduction to Marketing your Business
June 16, Financial Management
June 17, Entrepreneur's Toolbox: Resources to Help Freelancers Succeed

June 17, 2021, 11:30am EDT
In this workshop, we will have a panel of local representatives discussing sources of funding, how and where to apply, and more. Bring your questions as there will be plenty of... Read more

June 17, 2021, 2:00pm EDT
Discover Google Workspace tools that can help you work and manage your small business remotely. Read more
Stay connected with Northwest Michigan Works! online at a Virtual Career Connection meeting where you can learn about job opportunities and improve job search skills while networking with other job seekers and professionals.

On Tuesday, June 15 from 2-3:00 pm, Career Connection will focus on job opportunities in Antrim, Charlevoix, and Emmet counties.

On Thursday, June 17 from 10-11:00 am, Career Connection will focus on job opportunities in Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties.

There is no charge to attend Career Connection but space is limited. Check the Northwest Michigan Works! Workshop Calendar for registration information.
202 E. Grandview Pkwy. Traverse City
(231) 947-5075

Member News
Consumers Energy Introduces PowerMIFleet for Michigan Businesses
Company to Offer Expertise, $3 Million in Rebates for Charging Locations
JACKSON, Mich., June 7, 2021 – Consumers Energy is putting the electric vehicle transformation into high gear with a major new program to help businesses statewide transition to carbon-free EVs.
Consumers Energy’s new PowerMIFleet program will focus on Michigan businesses, offering $3 million in rebates for charging locations throughout the state.
Through PowerMIFleet, Consumers Energy will provide consultation services to Michigan businesses, governments, and school systems that are looking to electrify their vehicle fleets and charge vehicles overnight through cost-saving use rates.
Businesses and eligible groups can learn more at: ConsumersEnergy.com/PowerMIFleet.

For more information about Consumers Energy, go to ConsumersEnergy.com.
Traverse City Horse Shows
@ Flintfields Horse Park
6535 Bates Road
Williamsburg, MI 49690

All shows Live Streamed:

7377 U.S. 31 N., Williamsburg
(231) 938-9300
Music House Museum
9th Annual Antique & Collectable Sale

Friday, June 18, 2 - 6 pm
Saturday, June 19, 10 am - 4 pm

Come check us out at the Museum's basement and lawn area.
All proceeds will benefit the Music House Museum Security Upgrades.
Consigners are welcome. Contact Dorothy at (231) 331-6587 or www.musichouse.org
check Facebook Page for other events
Pine Hill Nursery * 886 US 31 North * Kewadin * (231) 599-2824
The Garden Café @ Pine Hill Nursery
The Garden Café is now open!

Wed.-Sat. 11-6
Sunday 10-4

Stop in and enjoy a delicious meal on our beautiful patio. Or grab some takeout to enjoy at the lake.
Walk ~ Run

Every Tuesday and Thursday
June 15 through August

Meet at 7:00 a.m. in front of ~ Torch Chiropractic
9060 N. Bayshore Drive * Elk Rapids 231-307-4200

Dr. Trevor will be offering advice for anyone who would like to walk or run better this summer. Walk or run will be for 45 minutes.
Fairy Garden Make & Take
Thursday, June 17, 2021
6:00 - 7:30 pm


Our Fairy Garden Classes include soil and one miniature plant to get you started. Our gardener will begin with a brief history of how miniature gardens began and move on to instructing the class on the key aspects of creating a fairy garden. Perfect for ages 8 to 88. Bring your own container or purchase one in our Gift Shop. Hurry- a limited number are available! Fairy homes, decor, and accessories are available for purchase in the Gift Shop

Castle Farms * 5052 M-66 North * Charlevoix, MI * (231) 237-0884
Children's Program with Florina!

Friday, June 18 @ 2:30 p.m.

Florina will be reading a children's book she wrote about music and also will play the violin for them!
This will be outside at the library, weather permitting.

Elk Rapids District Library * 300 Isle of Pines * Elk Rapids * (231) 264-9979
(weather permitting)

New Library Hours
Monday – Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Friday & Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm 
Glamour, Glitter, and Glitz

The Friends of the Elk Rapids District Library are sponsoring a sale of new and pre-owned jewelry, bags, and accessories on Friday, September 10, and Saturday, September 11 at HERTH Hall. The sale will benefit their Community Outreach Programs.
The Friends would greatly appreciate the community support for this fundraiser. Everyone can contribute to the success of the sale by contributing new or pre-owned jewelry. Jewelry can be brought to the library until July 15 in a sealed container anytime during regular library hours. Beginning on July 1, clean and lightly used designer handbags will be accepted at the library. Stay tuned for future announcements of this fun event. Mark your calendars now and plan to shop at Glamor, Glitter, and Glitz for new treasures.

Bonnie Twiss Music Instruction

  • Piano Lessons
  • Music Composition & Theory
  • All Ages Welcome-
  • In Elk Rapids,
  • call (248) 648-9741 or (231) 498-2181
  • Healthy Safety Protocols Observed
  • Gift Certificates Available
  • Piano Lessons are available year-round.

🎹 Time  For  Summer Fun With Music!! 🎹
Samels Farm
8298 Skegemog Point Road
Williamsburg, MI 49690

Sunday, June 20th 
Building open, demonstrations, food, wagon rides  FREE

Sunday, June 20th
Summer Clay Camp
July 13-16, 2021
Art Rapids' popular Summer Clay Camp is planned for July 13-16, 2021 at the Walk of Art Sculpture Park. We have two separate camps, one for 5 to 8 year-olds in the mornings and one for 8 to 12 year-olds in the afternoons. This year's theme is Putting A Face on Trees for the younger kids ($85 for three mornings) and Totem for the North Woods for the older kids ($125 for four afternoons).
Registration opens May 1, 2021 . Please visit www.artrapids.org for a full description and to enroll. 
Ellsworth Community Paddle
Ellsworth River Park
6625 Bridge St., Ellsworth, MI 49279

Saturday, June 19, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Grab your paddleboard, kayak, or canoe and join Paddle Antrim for an amazing paddle on Ellsworth Lake as part of the Ellsworth/Atwood Pig Roast. This slow paddle will begin at River Park (6625 Bridge St). Meet at 1:30 pm to check-in and we will launch promptly as a group at 1:45 pm. Paddle Antrim encourages all ages and types of paddle crafts to join us on the water for these slow paddles. These paddles last approximately one hour on the water, are free, and no pre-registration is required. All paddlers must bring their own craft/boat, paddle, and pfd (life jacket). As with all Paddle Antrim events, pfds must be properly worn at all times. All ages are welcome but children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult out on the water. All paddlers must complete a paddling event waiver prior to participation. Click here to review and sign the waiver.
The Chain of Lakes Paddler’s Guide is now available!

The 30-page waterproof guidebook provides information to help paddlers plan a safe and worthwhile trip. Topics include safety, stewardship, maps, suggested routes based on experience level, lakeside community information, resources to find dining and overnight accommodations, and outfitters and liveries. This guide can be purchased locally or on our website.
Buy now on our website: https://www.paddleantrim.com/shop/
Find all the information you need for the water trail at http://www.chainoflakeswatertrail.org
ESLA Annual Membership Meeting – Friday, June 25th

Please join us on Friday, June 25th at the bayside pavilion of the Elk Rapids Grace Harbor for the ESLA social and business event of the year – the annual membership meeting. Doors will open at 5 pm. The continuing pandemic-forced limits on gatherings means only 60 people will be permitted inside, but we’ll open the bayside wall of glass doors and with outside speakers, chairs, and picnic tables will be able to accommodate at least 120. It’ll be our first annual meeting in the pavilion. We’ll provide water bottles and salty snacks but no alcohol or other drinks. Vaccinated members aren’t required to wear a mask, but unvaccinated people should. You’ll hear reports on finances, membership numbers and the projects we are working on. Learn all of ESLA Annual Meeting details!

6500 Alden Hwy ~ Bellaire
(231) 533-8576
check online for other great events: www.grassriver.org
Check out all the upcoming events at Grass River:

Blooms and Birds: Wildflower Walk
Tuesdays, May – September 2021, 10:00 am-noon
Free, Pre-registration is not necessary

Naturalist on the Trail
Fridays, May 28 thru September 3, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Every Friday this summer a naturalist will be stationed outdoors on our trail system, offering a new mobile mini-program each week.

Art on Thursdays
Thursday, June 17, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Swirls, Lines, and Dots: Patterns in Nature
$10 per person - materials supplied
Nature has many beautiful repeated designs such as insect wings, fern fronds, or reptile scales. As we walk along the trails, we will 'collect' them by sketching them with watercolor pencils when we return to the pavilion. We will add water to create a dramatic composition. For Adults and children 10 years and up. Limited Space. Please pre-register.

Sedges of Northern Michigan (NMC Face to Face class at Grass River)
Friday, June 18, 10:00 a.m. (2hrs), $39 per participant
Sedges are wonderful plants that are often overlooked because they can be difficult to identify. But in some wetland environments, they are some of the most numerous and common plants! When you take the time to slow down and look at them closely, you find they are quite attractive and simple to identify. This field class will walk you through a variety of wetland communities as we learn some of the most common sedges you are likely to encounter in Northern Michigan. By the end of the class, you will walk away with an identification guide and a newfound appreciation for these unique plants. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and takes place outdoors at Grass River Natural Area in Bellaire. Register through NMC here: https://www.nmc.edu/resources/extended-education/find-a-class/adult-classes/index.html

Summer Bird Walk
Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 8 am (2hrs), $5 per person
The birds that call Grass River home are now nesting and singing. Learn to ID birds by song and habitat on a guided bird walk.
Torch Lake Cafe'
4990 US 31 N. Central Lake, MI
(231) 599-1111


$10/day rate for drop-ins, or load multiple-day pass accesses onto a Visitor Card to spread workouts over a longer time period.

Great options for short-term summer guests, family, or weekend/holiday season residents.
All guests need to sign our waiver. Call Beth at least 2 days in advance of your arrival to make arrangements for access, payment, and paperwork. 231 498-2224

Harbor Fitness * 115 Ames St., Suite F, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Summer Outdoor Concert Series 2021

You are invited to join us this year for our outdoor concert series. We will feature an eclectic combination of single vocalists, to whole bands of banjos or dulcimers. Please come prepared for the sun because our facilities cannot always offer shade for everyone. Also, bring your own chair. We have a rain option in our outdoor carport. If it rains, the concerts will go on.
Bear in mind that we do not know how to predict what COVID will do. We feel confident that being outdoors, socially distanced, and with masks, we will be safe. If you have questions about cancelations, please call Jacque at 231-408-3383 or Jessica at 231-938-4673. Our residents who live on the west side of the building are able to watch the concerts from the comfort of their own decks. Come and join the summer fun at Samaritas
Summer Outdoor Concert Series 2021 Line Up
Peter Bergin Ragtime June 17 @| 3 pm
  • Classically trained, Peter plays early American ragtime piano masterfully.
Diane Beauchamp July 8 @ 3 pm
  • Singing the classics with fun and flair.
Brother Day Kelly & Matt Barber July 22 @ 3 pm
  • Enjoy the songs of the big band era and more.
Fred Walker July 24 @ 2 pm (Block Party)
  • Songs we can’t forget – music of the 30s, 40s, and 50s.
One Accord Bluegrass August 5 @ 3 pm
  • Local band that specializes in traditional bluegrass gospel tunes.
Sunshine String Band August 19 @ 2 pm
  • Bring a little sunshine your way with a variety of toe-tapping and uplifting music.
Hammer’d Dulcimers Sept. 2 @ 3 pm
  • Local group using vintage acoustic instruments, like the hammerd dulcimer and the bowed psaltery, to perform lively Celtic and folk music.

Samaritas Senior Living * 4354 Mt. Hope Rd. * Williamsburg * 231-938-4673
ER Bodywise
Outdoor Summer Schedule

The Time is Here
The weather looks great to have classes outside! I am excited to announce my fitness classes will return to the Harbor and Beach for the season this week!
The schedule is listed below. We will NOT have classes on ZOOM at this time. 
To Read the current newsletter: Click HERE to see the schedule

(231) 264-6688 or email info@erbodywise.com

Summer Yoga Schedule
Beginning Thursday, June 1 ~ August 31

Tuesday: Vinyasa 9:00 am - Memorial Park beach. 
Wednesday: Slow Flow 9:30 am - Memorial Park. 
(Note this is a class change from Strength & Flexibility)
Saturday: Vinyasa 8:30 am - Across from Studio (6/12/2021, 7/3/2021, 8/7/2021)
Outside classes will be weather permitting. You will be notified 1 hour before the start of class if canceled or moved into the studio.
Note: Yoga for Flexibility and Strength will transition to Thursday at 9:30 am and remain in studio and via Zoom. 

ER Yoga Flow * 212 River St. * Elk Rapids 231-463-4556
New classes:
Mindful Vinyasa- Beginning Monday, June 7th at 6:00 pm, we will offer a new evening class with one of our favorite returning instructors, Lisa Reehorst.  Many of you may remember Lisa from a few years ago or have taken her classes at Yen Yoga in Traverse City.  I know you will love Lisa’s classes, make sure to sign up early. 
Beginner Plus: Beginning Monday, June 14th at 11:30 am, we will offer a new class for beginner students and those who may want to refine their practice or slow the pace down a bit. 

PiYo:  We are still trialing a new fitness class called PiYo on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm.  If you are interested in seeing what it’s all about make sure you attend the next class and let us know what you think. This class is energetic and fast paced. 
Acme Christian Thrift Store * 8925 M-72 East * Williamsburg, MI 49690
(231) 938-2990 * acmechristian.org

To: Friends and Family everywhere
From: Cheri and Raven Hill
Date: June 12, 2021
Re: Weekly Update

Hello to Everyone!

I should be dizzy! It was a whirlwind week. On Sunday, one of my sisters helped space out the stations along the new Connections Trail. We used pink garden flags to mark the locations, so visitors can easily move from one station to the next. Using a list of the 40 stations, we tried to make sure that the various balance beams were spaced out and not right by each other. We placed the weather, solar, and wind panels near the Alternative Energy House. After several “round” trips, we had a good idea of where everything would be located. Tuesday morning, five commercial playground stations were delivered to Van Dam Custom Boats—the semi driver was reluctant to drive up the hill here at the Center. Tuesday afternoon, Kirby Snively delivered panels for six of the stations. On Wednesday, Bob Anderson personally delivered his Garden Kaleidoscope. Thursday, Kirby delivered the final six panels that he built .........Continue Reading
(Above Pictures: Garden Kaleidoscope)
Mission: Raven Hill Discovery Center provides a place that enhances hands-on and lifelong learning for all ages by connecting science, history and the arts. Check us out daily on Facebook and the website (www.MiRavenHill.org) for informal learning activities, photo memories, updates, and more. We may also be reached via email (info@miravenhill.org) or phone: 231.675.6025. Call to make reservation to visit.