An Evening with Nick PetrieName: An Evening with Nick PetrieDate: August 13, 2018Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDTEvent Description:Author Nick Petrie will be joining us at the store for an event on Monday, August 13th at 6:00pm for his new book, Light it Up, the latest installment of the Peter Ash series. This is a free event though reservations are requested. To reserve your spot please call us at 231.347.1180 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In this action-packed thriller starring war veteran Peter Ash, a well-planned and flawlessly executed hijacking reveals the hidden dangers of Colorado's mellowest business, but Ash may find there's more to this crime than meets the eye. Combat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry's son-in-law and the company's operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace, leaving Henry's daughter and her company vulnerable. When Peter is riding shotgun on another cash run, the cargo he's guarding comes under attack and he narrowly escapes with his life. As the assaults escalate, Peter has to wonder: for criminals this sophisticated, is it really just about the cash? After finding himself on the defensive for too long, Peter marshals his resources and begins to dig for the truth in a scheme that is bigger--and far more lucrative--than he'd ever anticipated. With so much on the line, his enemy will not give up quietly...and now he has Peter directly in his sights. Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington, won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, and his story "At the Laundromat" won the 2006 Short Story Contest in the The Seattle Review, a national literary journal. A husband and father, he runs a home-inspection business in Milwaukee. His previous novels in the Peter Ash series are The Drifter, winner of the ITW Thriller Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel, and Burning Bright.
Hayrides around Pond Hill Farm
Pond Hill Farm
Saturday and Sunday
May 26 - Oct 28
Enjoy weekend hayrides around Pond Hill Farm every Sat. & Sun. from 12-3 p.m. Ride wanders around our pastures, vineyard, forest, fields, and swamp and makes a stop at the trout pond to feed the fish! $4 per person. Kids 2 and under free! Find out more at www.pondhill.com
Woven Together: The Fiber Work of Sherri Smith @CTAC
Crooked Tree Arts Center
Aug. 25 - Nov. 17
For nearly 50 years, fiber artist Sherri Smith has been impacting and influencing the field of fiber arts around the world. Smith’s artwork came to prominence after being included in the 1969 groundbreaking exhibition, Wall Hangings, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In addition to exhibiting her work in museums and galleries across the US and abroad, Smith went on to develop the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design’s fibers program. Now, after four decades of dedicated service to the University, Smith will retire from the Stamps School at the end of the Winter 2018 semester.
Smith’s exhibition features work from her most recent series, Astronomy, which is concerned with science and - at times - mathematics. Inspired by NASA images made by space missions and telescopes, old astronomy drawings, and lunar maps, Smith’s work is a celebration of our ultimate explorations.
Woven Together: The Influence of Sherri Smith @CTAC
Crooked Tree Arts Center
Aug. 25 - Nov. 17
Fiber artist Sherri Smith’s influence has reached near and far thanks to her extensive exhibition history, publications, and 40 years of teaching at the University of Michigan’s Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. This complementary exhibition highlights the work of 14 artists who earned their MFA degrees under Sherri Smith. The exhibition includes unique examples of contemporary fiber and fiber-inspired works from artists working across North America. Weaving, sculpture, video, printed textiles, and mixed media assemblages will be on display.
David Brackett, Deborah Carlson, Linda Duvall, Marianne Fairbanks, Geary Jones, Mary Ann Jordan, Janice Lessman-Moss, Sue Moran, Robin Muller, Kate Pocrass, Marianetta Porter, Denise Samuels, Jenny Schu, and Sheri Simons.
Safe Home Harvest Food and Supply Drive
Women's Resource Center Locations
Nov. 1 - Dec. 31
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan's (WRCNM) Harvest Food and Supply drive supports survivors and their children seeking refuge from domestic abuse at the Safe Home. Last year, the Safe Home provided families 3,000 nights of shelter, 9,000 meals and all daily needs at no cost. Donations of non-perishable foods, household supplies, personal care items, grocery gift cards and financial contributions help make the Safe Home feel like ‘home’ for many families utilizing these vital services.
Harvest Food and Supply Drive donation locations: WRCNM main office at 423 Porter Street, Petoskey; Gold Mine Resale Shops, Petoskey; and WRCNM offices in Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona. The Safe Home Needs List is online at wrcnm.org. For more information, call (231) 347-1572.