Zirka Full Schedule


SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE Check www.littletraverseyouthchoir.org on the Children of the World in Harmony page for daily schedule updates.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mid-day   Lunch on your own.  Zirka arrives in Petoskey in their own bus and checks into the Super 8 Motel, 2645  Charlevoix Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770.  (231) 439-8000,

3:00pm   Zirka uses own bus to go to the Odmark Pavilion in downtown Charlevoix, on the east side of Bridge Street (Michigan Highway 31) between E. Mason St. and E. Antrim St.    We will arrange a time to put down mats if you need them.  This is a concrete stage and to have a brief run-through on stage before having an evening meal.   Gary Stutzman is in charge.  Please work with Jan Amand (president) of Symbolica to work out alternating pieces so you cover costume changes.  Gary Stutzman will introduce the groups.  Gary can arrange for 6 inch Subway sandwiches and drink for $4 if you want.  Please call him if you want him to make these arrangements you can eat them between the rehearsal and the performance.

7:00pm   Joint performance at Odmark Pavilion with Symbolica Vlaggendansgroep, a flag dance

     group from Belgium.  FREE and open to the community.

Following the performance, Zirka Returns to the motel in their bus for the night.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

9:30am   After breakfast at the Motel, stage crew goes to Bay Harbor 4000 Main Street, Bay 

     Harbor, MI 49770 to check out the site for the evening performance.

10:30 am–4:30pm   Free time to go to the beach, tour Kilwin’s Chocolate Factory, etc.  Lunch (Deli

     Sandwiches will be provided by Big Apple Bagels at 1125 N.US 31 Highway.  We will need to pick

     up the lunches at 11:00am and get them to you.

4:30pm   Return to the motel to change. 

5:30pm   Take bus to Seventh Day Adventist church for evening meal.  1404 Howard St., Petoskey,

     MI 49770

6:15pm  Depart frm the church by bus to Bay Harbor Village 4000 Main Street, Bay Harbor, MI

     49770 to prepare for the performance.

7:30pm   Performance at Bay Harbor.  Strike mats following the performance. FREE event open to

     the public. 

8:15pm   Free time after striking the mats and then back to the motel for the night.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Breakfast at the Motel

9:00am  Zirka crew places mats on stage at Pennsylvania Park at East Lake Street between Howard St. and Division St. near gazebo in downtown Petoskey.

10:30am – 11:30am  All Festival Participants including dancers rehearse “Let There be Peace on

     Earth” at Crooked Tree Arts Center. (461 E. Mitchell St. Petoskey, MI 49770).

11:30am     All festival groups will walk to Pennsylvania Park in downtown Petoskey to perform and

watch other groups.  Zirka performs at approximately 2:15pm.  Lunch provided by Cormack’s Deli. We will have one of our volunteers pick them up at 11:00am and bring them to you at Pennsylvania Park.  Change into costumes at the arts center prior to walking to the park.  Immediately following the performance in the park, Zirka will strike the mats, change out of costumes and will drive directly to the Cheboygan Opera House 403 N. Huron St, Cheboygan, MI 49721 for a rehearsal.  The Marley Floor will be pre-set and is provided by the Opera House.  Midge Shaw is the director of the performance.  Please follow her directions carefully.  The evening meal will be provided by the Opera House before the performance.

_??_ As soon as you arrive at the Opera House, move in and hang costumes.  Run through on stage

      when called.  Please be ready.

4:30pm Meal will be served backstage by Opera House caterer.

6:00pm  Walk through of the entire program in costumes

7:00pm   Back Stage ready to perform.

7:30pm  FESTIVAL DANCE CONCERT at the Cheboygan Opera House featuring three dance groups. 

9:30pm   At the end of the concert, Zirka will return to the motel for the night

Saturday, July 16, 2011

am     Breakfast at the Motel

9:45am     All singers and dancers should arrive at the John M. Hall Auditorium (1715, Encampment

     Avenue, Petoskey, MI 49770) at Bay View. to get ready for the full rehearsal for the Gala

     Concert that evening.  Snack provided.

10:00am – 1:00pm   All Festival performers will rehearse for the Festival Gala Concert at the John

M. Hall Auditorium in Bay View.  Lunch following the rehearsal at KFC/Taco Bell 1191 N US Highway 31, Petoskey, MI 49770.

1:00 pm – What do you plan to do during this period of time?  Go to the beach.  Petoskey State Park is nice and it is quite close.  2475 M-119, Petoskey.  The phone is 231 347 2311.call ahead about 15 minutes before arrival to tell them you are coming.  The fee is $15 for the bus.

2:00pm  Lunch for Directors (2) of all festival groups at the to be determined.  Transport provided.

4:00pm or earlier.  If you wish, you may return to the Super 8 motel to shower in the pool shower

     room.  Dan at the motel said you could us his towels.  You will need to finish in time to get to the


5:00pm   Evening meal (Jets Pizza) provided we will deliver them to the YMCA at 622 Howard St.

     Petoskey. You may also change into your

     costumes at the YMCA prior to going to the Bay View Concert.

6:45pm     All dancers and choir members should be at Bay View dressed for the Festival Gala


7:30pm    Festival Gala Concert at John M. Hall Auditorium in Bay View, featuring all festival groups. 

     This is a ticketed event. Each host family will receive two free tickets to this concert.   Additional

     tickets: Adults $15, students through high school $5.

9:30pm     Depart for home from Hall Auditorium. Have a safe journey and THANKS FOR COMING.