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LIFE Lunch Series

This Life Lunch Series is held monthly on Fridays. Each session provides a casual atmosphere for highlighting people, places, and ideas of intrigue. You will also meet like-minded people and enjoy a buffet lunch. If you prefer, bring a brown bag. Beverages are provided.

april 25:

Lighthouses and Shipwrecks
What can be more intriguing along a northern Michigan coastline than the stories from those beacons of light that tried to prevent ships from meeting their demise in treacherous waters. Guided by Stef Staley, the Executive Director of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, explore the lighthouses of the Manitou Passage area including South Fox, the Manitou Islands, Point Betsie, Grand Traverse Light, and Frankfort. Through fascinating photos, you’ll explore shipwrecks in Cathead Bay and see an ROV, the remote vehicle that lets you peer into deep waters.

Fri., April 25, Noon-1:30 p.m.
University Center Rm. 215
$18 with buffet         Code: 2529                                                              
$9 without lunch  (bring your own)         Code: 2531
LIFE Discount does not apply.

TO REGISTER, CALL 231-995-1700

May 30:

Music at Noon: A LIFE Lunch "Shubertiade"

Lunch in the museum Sculpture Court, Dr. Michael Coonrod (Interlochen piano faculty) on the concert grand, David Holland (retired Interlochen faculty) on viola, the Milliken Auditorium—a perfect afternoon! The duo presents a Shubertiade—music of Franz Shubert as it was performed in Shubert’s time. Enjoy discussion of the music and hear a variety of Shubert’s pieces including the well-known “Arpeggione Sonata.” Begin with lunch and proceed to the Milliken for a memorable experience.

Fri., May 30, Noon-2 p.m.
Dennos Museum Center, Sculpture Court
$24 Lunch buffet & concert          Code: 1842
$12 Concert and conversation only (1-2 p.m)     Code: 1843
LIFE Discount does not apply.

TO REGISTER, CALL 231-995-1700

June 20:

Summer LIFE Picnic: Wine, or Wine Not

Join William Storrer, author of ‘Up North Michigan, Wines by the Bay’, for an exploration of peninsula wines. The author, a visiting professor, University of Texas at Austin, guides you in important details: getting the most enjoyment from your choices, reading wine labels, tasting at a winery, and knowing what to expect from up north grape varietals. (No actual tasting on site.) The luncheon features picnic fare of burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings or bring your own lunch. Beverages provided.

Fri., June 20, Noon-1:30 p.m.
University Center Rm. 215
$19 with picnic buffet      Code: 1846
$9 without lunch               Code: 1847
(bring your own)
LIFE Discount does not apply.

TO REGISTER, CALL 231-995-1700

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