Elk Rapids Area
Chamber of Commerce
Monday Minute Newsletter

June 7, 2021

Chain of Lakes Area
Acme * Alden * Atwood * Bellaire * Central Lake * Eastport * Ellsworth *
Elk Rapids * Kewadin * *Rapid City * Torch River * Williamsburg
Elk Rapids Farmers Market Begins
Friday, June 11, 8:00 am to Noon
See you there--can't wait!!
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 11, Er Farmer's Market Begins, 8- Noon
June 11, Hufford Vision Sunglass & Frame Show 2-6pm
June 11-12 - Wooden Boat Show
June 12-13, Free Fishing Weekend
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 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
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 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!
There is still time to Apply for a COVID-19 EIDL!
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! 
Saturday, June 12, 12 - 2 pm

Ann Robinson and Charles Murphy to demonstrate during ART BEAT!

In honor of ART BEAT, painters, Ann Robinson (Watercolor) & Charles Murphy (Acrylic) will be onsite demonstrating their talents & techniques from 12 - 2 pm.
*Ann will offer a FB LIVE from 1-1:15 pm. If you cannot join us in person, you can tune in from home. Come see how they create & explore more of their works in our Main & Cottage Galleries.
Link to our online calendar at:
Saturday, June 12, 2021 (Inclement weather reschedule day is June 13, 2021)
  • 6:30 am to 9:30 am boat staging – Upper Harbor boat launch
  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Boat Show – along the north and south sides of Elk River. Presented by Veuve Clicquot
  • 10:00 am to 8:00 pm – Elk River Landing off Dexter Street
  • Information Booth
  • Wooden Kayaks and Wooden Boat display
  • Great Lakes Boat Building School display and Raffle
  • Artist in Action – Joanie Braun
  • Beverage Tent – noon-6:00pm – Sponsored by Cellar 152 and Short’s Brewing
  • Picnic Area – sponsored by Bayfront Beach and Bike
  • Noon – 4:00 pm Music – Reese Keelor – Sponsored by Cellar 152
  • 11:00 am – Grand Opening Ceremony of Elk Rapids Marina
  • 11:30 am – Scholarship recognition GLBBS and ERM
  • 2:00 pm – Boat Show Awards announcement – Elk RiviRanding People’s Choice, Queen’s Choice, Great Lakes Boat Building School’s Choice, and Veuve Clicquot’s Choice.
  • 3:30 pm – prize and raffle drawing at Elk River Landing
  • 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm – boat departure – Upper Harbor boat launch

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting
Celebrating the New
Elk Rapids Marina!

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

118 N. Bridge St. * Elk Rapids

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 7, Elk Rapids School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
In-person or Virtual Agenda Virtual Meeting Instructions
Monday, June 7, Village Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. In-Person & Zoom
Tuesday, June 8, Elk Rapids Township Meeting, 9:00 a.m. Agenda
Tuesday, June 8, Milton Township Planning Commission 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 9, DDA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
In-person of Zoom Agenda and Instructions
Thursday, June 10, ERD Library Board Meeting, 5:00 p.m.

The Elk Rapids DPW will have a Water Quality Question and Answer meeting held at the DPW Garage on June 8th at 5:00 pm. If you have concerns about your water, please plan on attending.
Village of Elk Rapids Website: www.elkrapids.org
Look 👀 who is on the Cover !!

June 10, 2021, 1:00pm EDT
Come prepared with a pen and paper, as you’ll walk away with a business plan that you can begin to execute immediately. Read more
Get “Back 2 Work” with Help from Michigan Works!

Over the past year, the Michigan Works! network strengthened its long-standing partnership with the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) by assisting with over 1.25 million calls, helping Michigan residents file claims, navigate accounts, and answer questions, producing positive results for hundreds of thousands of Michiganders. With the recent increase in vaccination eligibility and a shift toward economic recovery, the Michigan Works! network announced a pivot from focusing on unemployment issues back to its core mission of getting Michigan residents trained, educated, and back to work......... Read Full Newsletter
202 E. Grandview Pkwy. Traverse City
(231) 947-5075

Member News
Traverse City Horse Shows
@ Flintfields Horse Park
6535 Bates Road
Williamsburg, MI 49690

All shows Live Streamed:

Elk Rapids Marina * 118 Bridge St.
Elk Rapids, MI
(231) 264-9500 elkrapidsmarina.com
Free Ideal Protein
Weight Loss Seminar
Call for Meeting Options
Tuesday June 8 , 2021 @ 5:30 p.m. in Elk Rapids
Come learn about the doctor supervised Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program proven to promote fat loss, naturally suppresses appetite, and provides nutrition education and support to maintain weight loss. Sample foods available on the program.
Admission is free, but please RSVP, call 231-264-0700.
Presented by Dr. Ann Kuenker
Elk Rapids Skin & Laser Clinic * 516 Bridge Street * Elk Rapids www.youridealyouweightloss.com
(Mon. June 7 in Traverse City, Thurs. June 10 in Petoskey)
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
Pottery & Wine
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cottage Pottery is extending their painting studio to the 1918 Cellars Wine Tasting Room at Castle Farms for this unique experience in a one-of-a-kind setting. Guests can choose from different pieces of pottery to paint with any design you feel inspired by! For June, each guest’s options are a bubble platter, whale mug, or mermaid mug.
All paints, supplies, and artist guidance included. Once you have completed your pieces, they will be transported to the Cottage Pottery studio for professional glazing and firing. After completion, they will be ready for you to pick up at your convenience. Choose your pick-up location, Castle Farms or Cottage Pottery (downtown Charlevoix).
Also included in your ticket: a glass of 1918 Cellars wine to inspire your artistic senses!

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)

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.

Quote from a happy family who has studied with Bonnie......

" So, if you  are looking for  a one-of-a-kind teacher, Bonnie is it . 
She teaches music not just piano. If a song is too  difficult, she will transcribe it to your ability. If you like puppets, she's your teacher.   
We travel three and a half hours, one way , for lessons if that tells you anything ! "  A. Meyer 
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. 
Kayaking Essentials
June 10 and June 12, 1 - 4 pm
Ellsworth River Park
6625 Bridge St., Ellsworth, MI 49279

Register Now: June 10 Class June 12 Class

All classes will be held at River Park (6625 Bridge St, Ellsworth, MI)
This class teaches paddlers the basics for paddling all types of kayaks in a fun and safe way. You’ll learn about what kayaks work best for what conditions and other paddling best practices. Learn how to make the kayak go where you want it to go and basic safety skills needed on the water. You will have the opportunity to learn what to do when (not if) you end in the water, out of your boat. This class is great for beginners but anyone who has never received formal instruction will benefit. .....Continue Reading
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

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.

Evening River Paddle
Wednesday, June 9, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
$35 per person - includes tour, kayak, PFD, and paddle for each participant
There is no better way to enjoy an evening than on the Grass River, paddling its calm waters and enjoying its unique wildlife! On these guided tours, visitors explore Grass River by kayak (provided) with a naturalist and find out about GRNA’s conservation efforts, wetland plants, and wildlife while enjoying the evening. Adults Only. Limited to small groups, must pre-register. ​Call GRNA to register: 231-350-9461, or email james@grassriver.org. This program meets at the Grass River Center and then walks to the dock to launch kayaks. Kayaks and paddles are provided and ready for you at the dock.  

The Art of Observation: Nature Journaling 
Thursday, June 10, 9:00 AM – 11:00 am, $10 per person

Whatever your skills, adults, and kids (best for 12 and up) will love illustrating and describing nature on-site at GRNA. You will enjoy creating sketches and memories that will last a lifetime. Basic materials will be supplied.  When you register, GRNA will send a list of additional supplies for your own field pack. You can bring what you have or there will be information on where to purchase.

Wild Orchids and Other Rare Plants
Friday June 11, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm,  $10 per person, must pre-register
Join Education Director James Dake in an exclusive presentation and off-trail expedition to see rare orchids and other amazing plants, like carnivorous pitcher plants and sundews, in lesser-known areas of GRNA. Adults only. Limited space. Must be able to hike on uneven and wet/muddy terrain for the outdoor portion. Wearing muck boots is highly recommended, as the places we go will be very wet.  

$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
Billy McAllister June 12 @| 2 pm
  • Most recently known as “Simply Frank,” Billy has broadened his repertoire to add Brian, Paul, and Pete to his song choices.
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 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 5, 2021
Re: Weekly Update

Greetings Everyone!

Today, we use rulers or measuring tapes to determine the length of objects. Historically, body parts were used to measure things. Because everyone is a little different in size, the measurements weren’t always exact, but they were close enough for most situations. In fact, we still use a measurement today that is a body part—the foot. Our foot unit of measurement today is now a “standardized” unit. Another old measurement is the uncia, which is the Roman word for the distance between two joints on a finger or about 1”. A hand is the width of a hand, which is now standardized to 4 inches. Horses are still measured in hands. For example, a horse might be 16 hands high. My favorite old measurement is a cubit, which is the distance from your elbow to tip of your middle finger. That length is about 18” on most adults. Noah was given the measurements for the ark in cubits and the Egyptians used cubit measurement to build the pyramids. .........Continue Reading
My cubit is 17 inches long, but it works perfectly well for me. Measure your cubit. Then, try using your cubit to measure something!
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.