Here:Say Partnering with Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center for Fundraiser at City Opera House in Traverse City
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Old Mission Peninsula resident Dave Murphy, who’s also a member of the new Peninsula Township Parks Committee, is part of the Here:Say storytelling team at this week’s fundraiser for the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center.

The fundraiser will take place on Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m., at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at the City Opera House website, by calling (231) 941-8082, or at the box office at 106 E. Front Street in downtown Traverse City.

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Dave Murphy, Old Mission Peninsula
Dave Murphy, Old Mission Peninsula

The theme of the event is “BELIEVE,” with the goal of inspiring listeners to realize that believing is not as simple as black and white.

Along with Murphy, other storytellers include Dr. Amelia Siders, Daniel Stewart, Heather Hudson, and Matt Soderquist. WTCM radio host Christal Frost is emceeing the event.

All proceeds support the work of the Children’s Advocacy Center, which serves as a safe haven for children and families suffering from the trauma of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and witness to violence. Learn more about the Children’s Advocacy Center here.

Here:Say, which Murphy notes is similar to “The Moth” program on National Public Radio, is a live storytelling show staged monthly from October through May at The Workshop Brewing Company in Traverse City’s Warehouse District.

The shows take place on the first Monday of each month for open mic storytelling, and on the third Monday of each month for mainstage shows.

Learn more about Here:Say here.

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