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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Monday, September 13

"A Day On The Bay" workshop

8:30 am - 5:00 pm "A Day On The Bay" workshop at the NMC Water Studies Institute and aboard the Great Lakes schooner Inland Seas to learn about the best practices for protecting our water. Free, but space is limited. Call 271.3077 to register. Details

Golf outing to benefit Child & Family Services

10:00 am 20th annual Tee Up FORE Kids Classic Golf Outing to benefit Child and Family Services. Shotgun scramble start at 10 a.m. (registration, breakfast and practice begins at 8:30 a.m.) at The Kingsley Club. $200 per player includes 18 holes, cart, 3 meals and door prizes. Call 946.8975 to register.

Artist reception/wine & cheese party

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Meet photographer/visual artist Wes Blizzard at L'Chayim's fourth wine and cheese party of the season in downtown Beulah. Free.

Facebook for Small Business "Basics" class

7:00 pm Business By Design presents "Facebook for Small Business - High Impact Basics." Learn how to start a Facebook business page. Class meets at 1331 S. Airport Rd. in Traverse City. Details
Tuesday, September 14

Community Run for Special Olympics

10:00 am Community Run in support of Special Olympics Michigan athletes. Run starts at the parking lot at Grandview Parkway and Cass Street in Traverse City. Contact Brian Murray (murraybc@michigan.gov).

Financial seminar for retirees

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Centennial Wealth Advisory in TC hosting a seminar for retirees led by certified financial planner Michael Reese at Boone's Long Lake Inn. Complimentary dinner will follow. Reservations required. Details

Interlochen Chamber Business After Hours

5:30 pm 5:30-7:30pm, Interlochen Chamber Business After Hours

Live jazz at Stella

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Live jazz with Ron Getz at Trattoria Stella in Traverse City.

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

Trillium Singers concert

7:00 pm The Trillium Singers perform a solo show, "Anything Goes" at the Traverse City Area District Library. Guest drummer Dick Wallace from Interlochen Public Radio. Free.
Wednesday, September 15

"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.

TC Chamber Business After Hours

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm TC Chamber Business After Hours at Mt. Holiday. Details

Volunteer training for City Opera House in TC

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Training session for people interested in volunteering at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Call 941.8082 for more info.

Beaver Hike

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Beaver Hike at the Boardman River Nature Center. Hike the Sabin Pond Trail and Beaver Pond Trail to see a real beaver lodge! $5 suggested donation. Details

Beach Bums championship series

7:00 pm Beach Bums host game 1 of the Frontier League Championship Series. Gates open at 5 p.m. Details

La Danza Folklorica Donaji performance

7:00 pm La Danza Folklorica Donaji, a local troupe performing traditional Mexican and Columbian dances, performs in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Dances will be narrated in English and Spanish. At NMC's Milliken Auditorium, presented by the Office of Student Life.
Thursday, September 16

Wksp on MI Saves and the Save Green loan programs

8:30 am Free workshop about the MI Saves and the Save Green loan programs. These programs are dedicated to making energy improvements easy and affordable for businesses, local governments and homeowners. Hosted by the Northwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and held at the Traverse City Michigan Works! Service Center (1209 S. Garfield). Register by Sept. 14 by contacting Patty O'Donnell at 929.5039.

Workshop: Successfully Navigating an Executive Transition

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Workshop: "Successfully Navigating an Executive Transition" presented by NorthSky Nonprofit Network. Lean how to prepare a nonprofit board to handle a change in executive leadership; the importance of a leadership agenda and how an organization can make the best of a transitional leadership period. NMC University Center. $10, bring lunch. Details

Benzie Chamber Business After Hours

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Benzie Chamber Business After Hours at Laughing Horse Restaurant & Saloon in Thompsonville. $5 donation.

Art of the Watershed book release/reception

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Art of the Watershed book release and reception featuring Fleda Brown and Glenn Wolff at The Watershed Center in Traverse City. Fleda Brown will release her new book, "Loon Cry: Selected and New Michigan Poems." All books sales and a portion of art sales support the Watershed Center's work. Details

Elk Rapids Chamber Business After Hours

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Elk Rapids Chamber Business After Hours at Hawks Eye Golf Resort (5820 Shanty Creek Rd.) in Bellaire.

Local IAAP chapter open house

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Local IAPP (Int'l Association of Administrative Professionals) chapter open house at the Traverse City Golf & Country Club. Reservations can be made by emailing iaapnmi@charter.net. Details

GT Area Jaycees general membership mtg

5:30 pm GT Area Jaycees monthly General Membership meeting at Auntie Pasta's in Traverse City. Networking at 5:30 p.m., meeting begins at 6 p.m. Call Lisa Chenard at 357.4628 for more info.

Inaugural game at GT Bay YMCA's new athletic fields

6:00 pm First game on the GT Bay YMCA's new Meijer Athletic Fields. It will be a soccer match between two 5th/6th grade teams. The fields are located at 3700 Silver Lake Road (approx. 1.7 miles west of US-31) in Garfield Township.

India and Its Neighbors public forum

6:00 pm India and Its Neighbors public forum at Dennos Museum in Traverse City. Speaker is Ambassador Shashank, former Secretary of India and Indian Ambassador to South Korea. Tkts $10 at the door. Details

Constitution Day panel discussion

6:00 pm Constitution Day panel discussion led by NMC history faculty. Topics include: War without a declaration - Why? Is it constitutional? The First Amendment and the proposed mosque near Ground Zero in NYC. Scholar's Hall on NMC's main campus in Traverse CIty.

Beach Bums championship series

7:00 pm Beach Bums host game 2 of the Frontier League Championship Series. Gates open at 5 p.m. Details

"Facebook Strategy and Buyer Persona" class

7:00 pm Business By Design presents "Facebook Strategy and Buyer Persona." Learn how to create a marketing strategy and discover who you are speaking to with your content. Class meets at 1331 S. Airport Rd. in Traverse City. Details

The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee

8:00 pm The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee at the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City. Details
Friday, September 17

TC DDA board mtg

8:00 am 8am, TC DDA board mtg at the Governmental Center.

Wall-raising for Habitat for Humanity home in TC

10:00 am Wall-raising for the first LEED-certified Habitat for Humanity house in the Grand Traverse region at 3753 W. South Airport Rd. in Traverse City.

Toddler Time

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Toddler Time every Friday at the Great Lakes Children's Museum. Free with museum admission. Details

Friendship Center luncheon in SB

12:00 pm Mary Kavanaugh Gahn from Legal Services of Northern Michigan speaks at the Friendship Center luncheon in Suttons Bay. Call for reservations by 9.14. 271.4630.

Artist Charlie Murphy at Horizon Books

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Artist Charlie Murphy signs his new book of poetry, "The Waking Hour," from 5-9pm at Horizon Books in Traverse City.

Traverse City Art Walk

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Downtown Art Walk. Self-guided tour of galleries throughout downtown Traverse City. An evening of art, refreshments, food and music.

Artist Dan Lisuk featured at ArtisanDesign Network

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm The ArtisanDesign Network Cooperative Gallery features the work of longtime Traverse City art educator Dan Lisuk during the Downtown Art Walk. His work will be on display through Sept. 24.

Energy expert Richard Heinberg speaking in TC

6:30 pm Renowned energy expert Richard Heinberg gives free presentation, "The Truth About Energy, the Economy and You" at NMC's Oleson Center. Details

Tim & The Enchanters at Mt. Holiday

7:00 pm Tim & The Enchanters perform at Mt. Holiday in Traverse City.

Songwriters in the Round

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Songwriters in the Round at Horizon Books in Traverse City.
Saturday, September 18

Harvest Stompede Vineyard Run & Walk and Wine Tour

9:00 am Harvest Stompede Vineyard Run & Walk hosted by the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association. A Wine Tour hosted by the 18 member wineries happening all weekend long, offering special pours and food. Details

Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk

9:30 am Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk at F&M Park in Traverse City. Registration and breakfast starting at 9:30 a.m. Opening ceremony at 10:45 a.m., followed by a 2 mile walk along the bay and the Boardman neighborhood. Details

Shetler Family Dairy annual open barn/cow party

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Shetler Family Dairy annual open barn/cow party in Kalkaska. Hay rides, hay maze, sloppy joe lunch, ice cream and more! Free admission. Details

Avenue of the Arts Autumn Fest

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Avenue of the Arts Autumn Fest sponsored by the Interlochen Area Chamber of Commerce. Art Hop, tours of Interlochen Center for the Arts, juried Arts & Crafts Show, Classic Car Show (email interlochenchamber@juno.com for an application), and more! Details

Leland Heritage Celebration

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Leland Heritage Celebration. The Fishtown Preservation Society will offer free tours of fish tugs and other Great Lakes work boats to honor Leland's working waterfront. Live music by Blind Dog Hank, whitefish chowder available for purchase, with proceeds supporting the work of the FPS.

Makers Market independent craft fair

11:00 am - 7:00 pm Makers Market, TC's first independent craft fair, at InsideOut Gallery in the Warehouse District. Event features unique products created by more than 20 handpicked makers.

4th annual Kids Safety Day

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 4th annual Kids Safety Day at the Great Lakes Children's Museum. First responders, safety officers and safety-related organizations will be on hand with their vehicles and equipment. Free. Details

Barbeque & Brew Fest

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 3rd annual Barbeque & Brew Fest in downtown Glen Arbor. Food, drink, music and fun!

Guided Salmon Tour at Boardman River Weir

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Guided Salmon Tour at the Boardman River Weir (118 Hall St. in TC). Learn about the life cycle of salmon, the function of the weir and the ecology of the Boardman River.

Book signing at Horizon

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Lisa Favors, editor of "Women on Board Cruising," at Horizon Books in Traverse City to sign her new book.
Sunday, September 19

National Bass Anglers Association championship event

7:00 am The National Bass Anglers Association National Directors Championship, part of the Bass Pro Shop fishing tour, hosted by Turtle Creek Casino. The group will be fishing Elk, Torch and Skegemog lakes. Details

27th annual Leelanau Harvest Tour

8:00 am 27th annual Leelanau Harvest Bicycle Tour, benefit for TART Trails. Route options cover 25, 45, 67 or 100 miles throughout Leelanau County. The event starts and ends at Glen Lake Schools. Details

Warehouse Auto Jumble

10:00 am - 4:00 pm 2nd annual Warehouse Auto Jumble in Traverse City's Warehouse District. The show highlights the area's best hot rods, customs, muscle cars, sports cars, race cars, motorcycles and trucks. Live music, flea market (8am-3pm) and food. To register your car for the show, visit nm3live.com. Details

DivorceCare at Bay Pointe Community Church

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm DivorceCare and Divorce Care for Kids (ages 5-12) at Bay Pointe Community Church in Traverse City. 13 sessions, come for one or all. Sundays, Sept. 19 through Dec. 12. Details

Dan Straubel Memorial Golf Outing

1:30 pm Dan Straubel Memorial Golf Outing benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County at Mistwood Golf Course in Lake Ann. 4-person scramble. Registration noon-1:15 p.m. $65 per person includes 18 holes of golf with cart, pizza and pop lunch and BBQ dinner following golf. Details

Volunteer training for City Opera House in TC

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Training session for people interested in volunteering at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Call 941.8082 for more info.

The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee

3:00 pm The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee at the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City. Details
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