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Traverse City's Trick Or Treat Capital

Traverse City's Trick Or Treat Capital

By Beth Milligan

The residents of Central Neighborhood are used to sharing their streets for the likes of the National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival or fall high school football games at nearby Thirlby Field. But on Halloween, neighborhood traffic soars to new heights, as hundreds or even thousands come from the far reaches of the city and county.

With its closely clustered rows of houses, larger-than-life holiday decorations and generous door-greeters (rumors abound about full-size candy bars distributed on Sixth Street), Central Neighborhood has become the area's top destination for trick-or-treating.

“Thousands of kids come from all over,” says Traverse City Commissioner Jim Carruthers, who lives on Eleventh Street. “Everybody loves the spirit of the holidays. It can be overwhelming...but it's nice. It's small-town Americana.”  more

Today

TCAPS Hiring Fair

7:00am TCAPS will host a hiring fair for jobs including preschool & extended day staff, bus drivers, mechanics, guest teachers, food service workers and custodians. Apply in person at the Tompkins Boardman Administration Building, 421 Webster St., TC.

Big Draw Grand Traverse

8:00am Big Draw Grand Traverse: Presented by the Dennos Museum Center, NMC, in partnership with many educational organizations and businesses throughout the region. During October there will be arts events for all ages & abilities. For a listing of events by date and by age group, visit dennosmuseum.org/big-draw.  

7th Annual Freshwater Summit

9:00am 7th Annual Freshwater Summit: Hagerty Conference Center, TC. Jon Allan of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of the Great Lakes will provide the keynote address: “Michigan’s Water Heritage.” Cost: $35, includes lunch; $15 students. gtbay.org

Horizon Books, TC Events

10:00am Horizon Books, TC Events: 10-11am: Story Hour – Halloween Party. Hear stories & do some activities & a craft. 8:30pm: Live Music with Justin Stover. Justin plays folk, punk & country on his drums, guitar, banjo, harmonica & kazoo. horizonbooks.com

New Armory Dedication In TC

10:30am A Michigan National Guard ribbon cutting and signing ceremony at 1402 Carlisle Road in Traverse City. The building will be remodeled to serve as a new Michigan National Guard armory. Major General Gregory Vadnais, director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, will oversee the ceremony.

Halloween Happenings

11:00am Halloween Happenings: Featuring the Batty-Bat Scavenger Hunt, Pop Goes the Pumpkin, Creepy Crafts, Marshmallow Catapult & more. Great Lakes Children's Museum, TC. Kids & adults get in free if wearing a costume. greatlakeskids.org

Trick-or-Treat-or-Draw

12:00pm Trick-or-Treat-or-Draw: Held at Dennos Museum Center, NMC, TC. Free for trick-or-treating; admission to visit the galleries. dennosmuseum.org or 995-1055.

MI Blood Drive

1:30pm MI Blood Drive: Orchard Creek Health Care, parking lot - blood bus. 9715 E. Cherry Bend Rd., TC. miblood.org
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