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Sunday, May 28, 2017
Monday, August 9

Film Production Assistant "Boot Camp"

8:00 am Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 9-12, Film Production Assistant "boot camp" course taught by local filmmaker Rich Brauer at NMC. Details

Northwestern Michigan Fair

9:00 am Northwestern Michigan Fair on Blair Townhall Rd south of Traverse City. Animals, art, demonstrations, games, food, and more. Details

Facebook for Small Business "Basics" class

7:00 pm Business By Design presents Facebook for Small Business- The Basics. Learn the beginning aspects of starting a Facebook business page. Class meets at 1331 S. Airport Rd. in TC. Details

Lyle Lovett at Interlochen

8:00 pm Lyle Lovett in concert at Interlochen's Kresge Auditorium. Details

Astronomy Under Sail

9:00 pm 9-11:15pm, Astronomy Under Sail aboard the schooner Inland Seas with local astronomer Dick Cookman. Details
Tuesday, August 10

Northwestern Michigan Fair

9:00 am Northwestern Michigan Fair on Blair Townhall Rd south of Traverse City. Animals, art, demonstrations, games, food, and more. Details

Glen Arbor Farmers Market

9:00 am Glen Arbor Farmers Market behind Township Hall Details

Painting exhibit at Interlochen

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Painting exhibit "Land America Leaves WIld" by artist Diana Wege at Interlochen's Dow Center for Visual Arts. Presented by the GT Regional Land Conservancy and Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Artist lunch/demo at Bella Galleria

12:30 pm 12:30-2:30pm, Join local artist Donna McDermott for lunch and a demo on Encaustic Painting at the Bella Galleria located at Old Mission Tavern. Tickets $20, call 223.4142.

Educational seminar "7 Ways to Slash College Costs"

7:00 pm Free educational seminar "7 Ways to Slash College Costs" at the CenterPointe Building in TC. Details

Encore Winds concert in Elk Rapids

7:30 pm Encore Winds free outdoor concert at Veterans Memorial Park in Elk Rapids, sponsored by Art Rapids! and Elk Rapids Rotary.
Wednesday, August 11

Business Owner Breakfast & Workshop

7:30 am 7:30-9:30am, Merrill Lynch hosting a Business Owner Breakfast and Workshop at the Traverse City Golf and Country Club. Workshop will cover steps that can be taken to alleviate some of the proposed tax increases. RSVP to Briant Sikorski at 922.6831.

Sara Hardy Farmers Market

8:00 am Sara Hardy Farmers Market in downtown Traverse City. Details

A Day on the Bay

8:30 am 8:30am-5pm, A Day on the Bay aboard the schooner Inland Seas for community members to learn about the impact of land use on water quality. Details

Northwestern Michigan Fair

9:00 am Northwestern Michigan Fair on Blair Townhall Rd south of Traverse City. Animals, art, demonstrations, games, food, and more. Details

Painting exhibit at Interlochen

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Painting exhibit "Land America Leaves WIld" by artist Diana Wege at Interlochen's Dow Center for Visual Arts. Presented by the GT Regional Land Conservancy and Interlochen Center for the Arts.

GT Regional Land Conservancy guided hike

10:00 am 10am-Noon, Guided hike with the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy at Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve. RSVP requested by calling Lee Maynard at 929.7911. Details

Freshwater Future web presentation

11:00 am Cheryl Mendoza, associate director for the regional grassroots environment conservation group Freshwater Future 501(c)3, will give an online presentation about its work. This event is free and will be conducted via the web. To reserve a seat please email info@wastewatereducation.org Details

Need investors for your business?

4:00 pm 4-7pm, Need investors for your business? Win an opportunity to present your business to private investors at Left Foot Charley winery in TC. Details

Dinner & a Paddle kayak tour

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Dinner & a Paddle guided kayak tour on Boardman Lake & River in TC. Details

Educational seminar "7 Ways to Slash College Costs"

7:00 pm Free educational seminar "7 Ways to Slash College Costs" at the CenterPointe Building in TC. Details
Thursday, August 12

Leland & Fishtown Sidewalk Sale

8:00 am - 6:00 pm Leland & Fishtown Sidewalk Sale. Details

Northwestern Michigan Fair

9:00 am Northwestern Michigan Fair on Blair Townhall Rd south of Traverse City. Animals, art, demonstrations, games, food, and more. Details

Painting exhibit at Interlochen

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Painting exhibit "Land America Leaves WIld" by artist Diana Wege at Interlochen's Dow Center for Visual Arts. Presented by the GT Regional Land Conservancy and Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Green Connections after-hours mixer

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Green Connections after-hours mixer hosted by the Michigan Green Consortium and Contractors You Can Trust at 12719 SW Bay Shore Drive, Ste. 1 (behind Scott's Harbor Grill) in TC. RSVP info@mcgonline.org.

YMCA Child Care Center open house

6:00 pm 6-7:30pm, Grand Traverse Bay YMCA's Y Child Care Center hosts an open house at 1100 Woodmere, Ste. B, in Traverse City. Details

Encore Winds

7:00 pm Encore Winds on the Grand Lawn at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.

Chords and Chocolate event

7:00 pm 7-9pm, Chords & Chocolate at Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate in Empire with Will and Emma, folk duo.

Facebook for Small Business Series

7:00 pm Business by Design "Facebook for Small Business Series" presents Beyond the Basics: learn how to add photos, videos, links, etc. to your Facebook page. Class meets at 1331 S. Airport Rd. in Traverse City. Details

Educational seminar "7 Ways to Slash College Costs"

7:00 pm Free educational seminar "7 Ways to Slash College Costs" at the CenterPointe Building in TC. Details

The Watermusic Chamber Singers concert

7:30 pm The Watermusic Chamber Singers perform at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Traverse City. Call 817.233.1083 for tickets.
Friday, August 13

Leland & Fishtown Sidewalk Sale

8:00 am - 6:00 pm Leland & Fishtown Sidewalk Sale. Details

10th annual Tour de TART

8:00 am 10th annual Tour de TART family-friendly bike ride along TART trail from TC to Suttons Bay Details

Kalkaska sidewalk sale

8:00 am Fri.-Sat., Aug. 13-14, Kalkaska sidewalk sale.

US InterRegional Highland Dance Championship

8:00 am Fri.-Sun., Aug.13-15, 2010 US InterRegional Highland Dance Championship and North American Championship at the Grand Traverse Resort.

Elk Rapids Sidewalk Sales

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Elk Rapids sidewalk sales. Visit downtown merchants for great end of summer deals!

Northwestern Michigan Fair

9:00 am Northwestern Michigan Fair on Blair Townhall Rd south of Traverse City. Animals, art, demonstrations, games, food, and more. Details

Painting exhibit at Interlochen

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Painting exhibit "Land America Leaves WIld" by artist Diana Wege at Interlochen's Dow Center for Visual Arts. Presented by the GT Regional Land Conservancy and Interlochen Center for the Arts.

TC Optimist Golf Outing

1:00 pm TC Optimist Golf Outing at Elmbrook Golf Course. Shotgun start at 1pm. $95. Includes 18 holes of golf with cart, games on the course and steak dinner. For more info or to sign up, call Tony Consolino at 231.633.3314.

Friday Night Live

5:30 pm 5:30-9:30pm, Friday Night Live "Dancin' In The Streets" in downtown TC.

Twisted Fish Gallery artists reception

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Twisted Fish Gallery in Elk Rapids hosts an artists reception for local painters Paul Welch and Delbert Michel. Details

Rodeo at Turtle Creek

7:00 pm Rodeo at Turtle Creek Casino in TC. Gate fee, $10 Details

Northport Music in the Park

7:00 pm 7pm, Northport Music in the Park free concert in Marina Park with the Bill Sears Quintet. Details

The Watermusic Chamber Singers concert

7:30 pm The Watermusic Chamber Singers perform at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Traverse City. Call 817.233.1083 for tickets.

Outdoor concert in Elk Rapids

7:30 pm Free outdoor concert with "Blue Sky Red" and warm-up show by Jenny Thomas across from Seed Studio Gallery in Elk Rapids.

Stargazer guided kayak tour

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Stargazer guided kayak tour launching from Old Mission Peninsula with PaddleAway. Details

Live music at Horizon Books

8:30 pm 8:30-10:30pm, Live music at Horizon Books in Traverse City.
Saturday, August 14

Interlochen Piano Sale

12:00 am - 12:00 pm Interlochen Piano Sale. For sale hours and directions, call 231.668.7596.

Northport's annaul Salmon Slam fishing tournament

5:30 am - 4:00 pm Northport's annual Salmon Slam, a one-day fishing tournament with fishing taking place out of both Northport and Leland Harbors. $2,000 top prize. Details

Zany's Flea Market

8:00 am - 6:00 pm Zany Consignment Boutique 3rd annual Flea Market (318 Vine St. behind Sleder's) in TC.

Northwestern Michigan Fair

9:00 am Northwestern Michigan Fair on Blair Townhall Rd south of Traverse City. Animals, art, demonstrations, games, food, and more. Details

Painting exhibit at Interlochen

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Painting exhibit "Land America Leaves WIld" by artist Diana Wege at Interlochen's Dow Center for Visual Arts. Presented by the GT Regional Land Conservancy and Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Summertime Psychic Fair

10:00 am 10am-6pm, Summertime Psychic Fair!!! Tarot, Astrology, Massages, Refreshments and More at Higher Self Bookstore in TC. Info, 941-5805

Bird and Plant Hike

10:00 am 10am-Noon, Bird and Plant Hike with the Grand Traverse Audubon Club at the Boardman River Nature Center. Details

Bay Day at Clinch Park

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Bay Day at Clinch Park in Traverse City hosted by the Watershed Center. Free tugboat rides, goody bags, ice cream, hands-on activities for kids. Details

Wine Music and Local Food Festival

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Leelanau Peninsula Wine, Food and Music Festival at Haserot Park in Northport. Dog parade. Live music. Details

Guided kayak tour on Sabin Pond

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Guided kayak tour on Sabin Pond. Paddling instruction and all equipment provided-no experience required. Call 941.0960 to register

Inaugural Liver Life Walk

3:30 pm Inaugural Liver Life Walk in Traverse City at Wuerfel Park in support of the American Liver Foundation. Details

An Evening with Mario Batali

5:00 pm 5-10pm, National Writers Series presents An Evening with Mario Batali at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Details

Rodeo at Turtle Creek

7:00 pm Rodeo at Turtle Creek Casino in TC. Gate fee, $10 Details

TC Wolves vs the Indianapolis Tornados

7:00 pm TC Wolves football team vs the Indianapolis Tornados at Thirlby Field in TC. Details

Barn Dance at the Music House Museum

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Barn Dance at the Music House Museum (1.5 miles north of Acme). Dance to a variety of Big Band, 50s, 60s, Rhythm and Blues, and Oldies Rock & Roll. Singles $10 and couples $18. Details

"My Fair Lady" performance

8:00 pm "My Fair Lady" presented by Northport Community Arts Center. Tickets, 386.5001.
Sunday, August 15

Author presentation/signing

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Laura Stec, author of "Cool Cuisine: Taking a Bite out of Global Warming," will give a food preparation presentation and sign books at Horizon Books in TC.

Fundraiser for AC Paw

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm An evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment at the Blue Pelican Inn in downtown Central Lake. Fundraiser for AC Paw. Details
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