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Traverse City News and Events
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Monday, September 6

Leland Labor Day Bridge Walk

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Leland Labor Day Bridge Walk.

Labor Day Bridge Walk/Party

12:00 pm Labor Day Bridge Walk/Party on the Narrows Bridge between Big and Little Glen Lake.
Tuesday, September 7

Free Class Day at Yoga for Health in TC

7:00 am Free class day at Yoga for Health at The Village at GT Commons. Check out the new session of classes for fall! Details
Wednesday, September 8

"Save A Smile" dental supplies donation drive

8:00 am Traverse Health Clinic donation drive "Save A Smile." Bring donations of adult toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss to any Tom's Food Market or any Northwestern Bank location in Benzie, Grand Traverse and Leelanau County.

Fundraising webinar

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Webinar "Great Gifts, Great Expectations: Major Gift Fundraising in the New Economy" at NMC's University Center. Presented by Northsky Nonprofit Network. Details

Centre Ice Open House/Ribbon Cutting

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Traverse City's Centre Ice open house/ribbon cutting. Details

GT Woman Network Nite

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm GT Woman Network Nite at Floor Covering Brokers in Traverse City. Guest speaker Lizzi Lambert, owner of Haystacks. Also, GT Woman's 7th birthday party! Details

Auditions for Children's Choir

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Auditions for the 2010-2011 season of the Northwestern Michigan Children's Choir at the Fine Arts Building on NMC's main campus. Parents can call 995.1700 to reserve a time.

"Music In the Hills" at Mt. Holiday

8:00 pm "Music In the Hills" featuring Tom Foolery, Tom Keen & Tom Fordyce at Mt. Holiday in TC. Lounge opens at 5 p.m. for refreshments and dinner.
Thursday, September 9

Dale Carnegie workshop

7:30 am - 10:00 am Workshop offered by Dale Carnegie Training: "Leading Through the Ups and Downs" at the Grand Traverse Resort. Targeted toward business owners, human resource directors and senior team members. $25 includes continental breakfast and workshop materials. Call Rick Peterson to reserve your seat, 267.2653. Details

United Way Day of Caring

8:00 am 15th annual United Way Day of Caring. To view a list of available projects visit http://unitedwaynwmi.org/DOCProjects. Details

Watershed Center presentation: Tree Cover Changes

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Presentation on changes to tree cover in the Grand Traverse area from 2001-2009. How many trees did we lose? How does that affect water quality? Presented by the Watershed Center at NMC's Great Lakes Campus. Details

Auditions for Children's Choir

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Auditions for the 2010-2011 season of the Northwestern Michigan Children's Choir at the Fine Arts Building on NMC's main campus. Parents can call 995.1700 to reserve a time.

Three Swords Fencing Club

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Three Swords Fencing Club meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center basketball courts (weather permitting). All levels/ages welcome. Details
Friday, September 10

Region 2 Dressage Championships

8:00 am 8am-5pm, Region 2 Dressage Championships at Horse Shows by the Bay. Other events all weekend. Details

Michigan Schooner Festival

8:00 am Michigan Schooner Festival at the Open Space/Clinch Park Marina in Traverse City featuring eight tall ships, Grand Parade of Sail, ship tours, food, pirate reenactment troupe, Pancake with Pirates breakfast. Details

Third Level golf outing

11:00 am Third Level Crisis Intervention Center's 8th annual golf outing. Registration begins at 11am with a shotgun start at noon at Elmbrook Golf Course in Traverse City. $75 for 18 holes of golf, dinner, a golf jacket and a 2-for-1 golf pass for Elmbrook. Details

Lunch on the Run fundraiser

11:00 am - 3:00 pm "Lunch on the Run," a community sub sandwich luncheon benefitting Munson's Women's Cancer Fund. Get a sub, chips, apple and water for $7 at either the Bill Marsh car dealership on S. Garfield or Hagerty Insurance on Cass St. in Traverse City. Advanced order forms available. Details

Dinner at the Dockside

5:00 pm 5-10pm, Dinner at the Dockside for breast cancer prevention. Dockside Restaurant on Torch Lake at Clam River. Come by car or boat! 50% of proceeds go to Antrim County High Tea for Breast Cancer Prevention.

Live music at Left Foot Charley

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Acoustic Dynamite performs at Left Foot Charley in Traverse City. Also "Open Drum Nite" audience participation jam.

"A Great Lakes Celebration" family show

8:00 pm "A Great Lakes Celebration" at the City Opera House in Traverse City. The celebration features Song of the Lakes and area storytellers. Event is a benefit for area cultural organizations. Presented by the Michigan Humanities Council and Michigan Schooner Festival. Tickets, $12 adults, $6 students Details
Saturday, September 11

Michigan Schooner Festival

8:00 am Michigan Schooner Festival at the Open Space/Clinch Park Marina in Traverse City featuring eight tall ships, Grand Parade of Sail, ship tours, food, pirate reenactment troupe, Pancake with Pirates breakfast. Details

Project Unity for Life golf outing

8:00 am Project Unity for Life fall fundraiser golf outing at Elmbrook Golf Course in Traverse City. $50 per player includes 18 holes of golf with cart and dinner. Shotgun start at 9am. Call the PUFL office at 929.4446 to register.

United Way's Youth and Family Day of Caring

8:00 am United Way's Youth and Family Day of Caring in partnership with Faith Reformed Church. Details

Bird Banding at the Boardman River Nature Center

8:30 am - 11:30 am Bird Banding with the Grand Traverse Audubon Club at the Boardman River Nature Center. Learn how banding is used to track birds and assist Audubon scientists with the banding process. All ages. Free. Details

Artists Garage Sale, benefit for WRC

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Artists Garage Sale to benefit the Women's Resource Center (720 S. Elmwood) in TC. A wide variety of artwork available, including drawings, watercolor and acrylic paintings, silk screenings, pottery and glasswork.

Plant Sale & Potluck

10:00 am Plant Sale & Potluck at the future site of The Botanic Garden of Northwest Michigan (Eleventh Street west to Red Avenue on the former State Hospital grounds) in Traverse City. Bring perennials that need dividing or extra seeds and label and price them. Sale begins at 10 am, potluck at noon. Bring a dish to pass. Beverages and table service provided.

Mike McIntosh Memorial Classic Car and 4x4 Show

11:00 am - 3:00 pm 5th annual Mike McIntosh Memorial Classic Car and 4x4 Show at NMC's Automotive Technology Building on Aero Park Drive in Traverse City.

Taste of Benzie

11:30 am - 3:30 pm 4th annual Taste of Benzie at Elberta Waterfront Park. Food, music, kids games.

Author signing at Horizon Books

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Author Larry Chiapelli signs his book "Chiapelli's Live Poker Strategies: Play to Win!" at Horizon Books in Traverse City.

TC Wolves against the Michigan Gators

7:00 pm 7 pm, TC Wolves against the Michigan Gators. Details

Guitar duo at Horizon Books

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Younce Guitar Duo plays at Horizon Books in Traverse City.
Sunday, September 12

Michigan Schooner Festival

8:00 am Michigan Schooner Festival at the Open Space/Clinch Park Marina in Traverse City featuring eight tall ships, Grand Parade of Sail, ship tours, food, pirate reenactment troupe, Pancake with Pirates breakfast. Details

Artist reception at Bella Galleria on Old Mission

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Artist reception for Jerry Gates and his new exhibit, "Distant Echoes and Time Portals" at Bella Galleria on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City.
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