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Fighting For Fitness, And Possibly Life

Fighting For Fitness, And Possibly Life

By Lynn Geiger

“Knees and elbows, guns and knives.”

That’s how martial arts master Chris Pline describes the practice of krav maga – and he has the black belt to prove it.

Pline has offered krav maga classes at his studio since 2013; he is now starting a black belt program – the only one of its kind in Traverse City.

The owner of ATA Martial Arts in Traverse City achieved the second black belt of his 30-plus years as a martial arts teacher this past winter. In 2006 he earned a 6th degree black belt in taekwondo. more

Today

80th National Trout Festival

9:00am 80th National Trout Festival: Held in Kalkaska, April 27 – May 1. Today includes the Whispering Pines Animal Kingdom Reptile Display & Petting Zoo, crowning of the Senior King & Queen, the Youth Parade, Troutzilla Music stage, Horse Pull & more. www.nationaltroutfestival.com more

Free Arbor Day Workshop

10:30am Free Arbor Day Workshop: The Glen Lake Association & Re-Arbor Glen Arbor Fund will host this workshop focusing on ways to responsibly restore your property following the August 2015 storm. Held in the Karman Activity Center at Leelanau School, Glen Arbor. Featuring a panel discussion, lunch & vendor expo. 231-883-2776.

Downtown TC Job Fair

11:00am Downtown TC Job Fair: Held at Sorellina, TC. Downtown businesses open their arms and show off what makes their business an amazing one to be a part of. Bring your resumes and be ready to impress! www.downtowntc.com more

Glen Lake Restaurant Week

11:00am Glen Lake Restaurant Week: April 29 – May 7. Participating establishments will offer their own three course prix-fixe special dinner menus for $25. Some may offer $15 lunch specials as well. www.facebook.com/eatglenarbor more

Exposures 2016

4:30pm Exposures 2016: An exhibit to celebrate the art & creative writing of Leelanau County students in grades 7-12 chosen for this year’s Exposures Magazine. The opening reception is held today from 4:30-7pm. Leelanau Community Cultural Center, The Old Art Building, Leland. www.oldartbuilding.com more

“A Streetcar Named Desire”

7:00pm “A Streetcar Named Desire”: Parallel 45 brings you Tennessee Williams’ story of a woman who undergoes a spectacular disintegration as she struggles to survive. InsideOut Gallery, TC. Tickets, $20. www.parallel45.org more

“Children of Eden”

7:00pm “Children of Eden”: Presented by Elk Rapids School’s Drama Program at Elk Rapids High School. Advance tickets: $12 adults, $7 students. www.elkrapidsdrama.com more

“Bullshot Crummond”

7:30pm “Bullshot Crummond”: Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall. Presented by the Elk Rapids Players. Tickets, $15. www.ertownhall.org more
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