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What’s Happening in Northern Michigan: Twisted Fish Gallery

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It’s almost summer, and that means it’s time to start planning trips and getaways.

Erin Murphy has fun things to do in Michigan for this week’s What’s Happening in Northern Michigan.

Domain Brys; Reservations/Tours & Secret Garden opens May 27

With summer fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to visit the Brys Estate Vineyard and Cellar in Traverse City, especially since the Secret Garden opens for the season on Friday, May 27. The secret garden consists of twelve acres of lavender, flowers, a strawberry herb garden and much more! Visitors can stroll through the garden or picnic areas and browse a variety of handmade lavender products in the farmhouse-inspired garden shop. Lavender lemonade, as well as custom flavors of Moomer ice cream, made with Secret Garden strawberries and lavender, are also available for purchase.

Also, be sure to reserve a table for the upper deck of the cellar, where you can sample Brys Estate’s delicious wines and charcuterie boards with spectacular views of the vineyard and East Grand Traverse Bay.

Michilimackinac Historical Society; Full season of programming kicks off May 27Michilimackinac Historical Society

Friday, May 27 marks the start of the Michilimackinac Historical Society’s programming season, which will run on Fridays throughout the summer. These programs will cover a variety of topics, including quilting, Native American beadwork, local plant identification, and more.

This week’s program begins at 7 p.m. and highlights the story of lumberjack life with Dan McDonough, nine-time World Lumberjack Champion and owner of the Jack Pine Lumberjack Shows in Mackinaw City. Dan will discuss the tools of the trade, describe life in the logging camps, and more.

Presentations are free, although pre-registration is encouraged. For a complete list of programs and descriptions, visit the Michilimackinac Historical Society website.

Elk Rapids/Twisted Fish Gallery – Art Beat (June 4-11)Twisted Fish Gallery

Save the date for Elk Rapids’ Art Beat event, taking place Saturday, June 4 through Saturday, June 11. Join area galleries like Twisted Fish, for a week filled with creative fun. This multi-gallery tour takes you through the village, exploring a long tradition of artistic exploration, artist demonstrations and even award-winning opportunities. Twisted Fish also hosts workshops throughout the summer, so be sure to check out their events calendar for all the details.