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Traverse City News and Events
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Monday, September 20

"Retirement Income Planning" dinner seminar

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Merrill Lynch hosting a dinner seminar "Retirement Income Planning - The Science of Fear and Greed" at the Park Place Hotel in TC. RSVP by 9/16 to Kathy at 922.6816.

Free K-6th grade soccer clinic

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Free mini-camp for young soccer players at Community Soccer Night, hosted by the Central High School Trojan athletes and coaches. All K-6th grade boys and girls welcome. Event held at the Coast Guard fields in Traverse City.

ISLAND Writers at Seed Studio

7:00 pm ISLAND Writers' at Seed Studio in Elk Rapids, featuring fiction writer Anne Swan. She will read excerpts from her novel-in-progress and discuss her work in nonfiction television.

Learn how to promote your business on Facebook

7:00 pm Business By Design presents "They 'Like' Me – They 'Like' Me Not." Learn how to promote your business/nonprofit on Facebook. Class meets at 1331 S. Airport in Traverse City. Details
Tuesday, September 21

The Board Primer workshop

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm "The Board Primer" workshop for those currently serving on a board or interested in joining one. Offered by NorthSky Nonprofit Network at NMC's Great Lakes Campus in Traverse City. Details

UpNorthTV Speaker Series with Thaddius Bedford

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UpNorthTV Speaker Series: Adventure/Outdoor/Underwater Filming and Field Production with Thaddius Bedford, founder of Liquid Image, Inc at the TC Area District Library. Details

Charlevoix Jazz Trio

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Sketch live music featuring The Charlevoix Jazz Trio at Seed Studio/Gallery in downtown Elk Rapids.
Wednesday, September 22

"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.

QuickBooks Training

8:30 am - 12:00 pm QuickBooks training series offered by Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth in Traverse City. First session: Tips, Tricks & Unique QB Features. Training is appropriate for current QB users as well as novices. Offered free of charge by DGN's Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors. Details

Lobell's now open for the fall season

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Lobdell's Teaching Restaurant at NMC's Great Lakes Campus now open for lunch every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through the fall. Reservations highly recommended by calling 995.3120.

Integrity Business Solutions customer appreciation luncheon

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Integrity Business Solutions customer appreciation luncheon and mini-expo at the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce. RSVP by Sept. 8 to Tabatha Mallery, tmallery@e-integritybiz.com.

Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic open house

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic open house highlighting the Methode Physiodermie skin care product line from Switzerland. Refreshments, prizes and product discounts. Free. RSVP requested at 947.6246. Details

TC Young Professionals Book Club

5:30 pm 5:30-7pm, TC Young Professionals Book Club discusses "Small Giants: Companies that Choose to Be Great Instead of Big" by Bo Burlingham at the Arbors of Traverse. Details

"Music In the Hills" at Mt. Holiday

8:00 pm "Music In the Hills" featuring the Curtiss Family Band at Mt. Holiday in TC. Lounge opens at 5 p.m. for refreshments and dinner.
Thursday, September 23

Green Drinks at Pangea's

12:00 am - 7:00 pm Green Drinks on the deck at Pangea's Pizza in downtown Traverse City. All local draft beers will be $3 (including Mount Pleasant Brewing Co., Short's and Bell's). Details

6 Month Smiles Braces Day

8:00 am - 3:00 pm 6 Month Smiles Braces Day at the Grand Traverse Smile Center on S. Garfield in Traverse City. 6 Month Smiles Braces is orthodontics for adults. The office will perform free consultations. If one elects to begin treatment, there are various discounts and incentives to take advantage of. Walk-ins welcome. Details

Benzie Chamber Golf Outing

8:30 am Benzie County Chamber of Commerce golf outing at Chestnut Hills in Arcadia. $50 per golfer includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, prizes, games and awards. Shotgun start at 9:30am. Funds raised will go toward technology upgrades at the Chamber. Info, 882.5801.

Evening with Cara Price - benefit for Child & Family Services

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm 3rd annual Evening with Cara Price at Golden Fowler Home Furnishings in Traverse City. Food and wine, furniture discounts, auction and door prizes, live music and home design workshop with Cara Price, Flexsteel's National Showroom Designer. $15 donation goes to Child and Family Services.

Public workshop on Traverse City parks

7:00 pm Public workshop about Traverse City area parks and the updating of its 5-year recreation plan. Meeting in the basement (cafeteria) of the Governmental Center.

Lost on the Lady Elgin

7:00 pm Valerie van Heest, shipwreck diver & maritime historian, shares the story of the tragic sinking of the Lady Elgin on Lake Michigan. Northport Community Arts Center at Northport School. Tickets $10 in advance ($12 at door). Call 386.7195.

Presentation on Fall Wildflowers

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Join the Grand Traverse Audubon Club at the Boardman River Nature Center to learn about the fall wildflowers of the region.
Friday, September 24

Bowers Harbor kayak tour

12:00 am - 7:00 pm Bowers Harbor by Moonlight guided kayak tour with PaddleAway (last moonlight paddle of the season. Details

TC Young Professionals Annual Conference

8:00 am - 6:30 pm TC Young Professionals Annual Conference at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. Learn "must-have" leadership skills. Details

Toddler Time

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

Red Cross hosts lunchtime lecture on social networking

12:00 pm Red Cross of Northwest MI lunchtime lecture event featuring guest speaker Jodi Maas, co-founder of ATI Attraction Marketing. She will present on the uses of social networking in today's business environment. To attend, RSVP to 947.7286. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch.

Acme Business Association Fall Festival

12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Acme Business Association's 1st annual Fall Festival. Golf outing, dinner & show at Williamsburg Theater, silent auction. Details

Free Press columnist Susan Ager speaking in TC

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Susan Ager, longtime columnist at the Detroit Free Press, speaking as part of the LIFE Academy Lunch series at NMC's University Center. $17 with lunch or $8 without. Pre-registration is required by calling 995.1700.

The Big Shindig benefit for BBBS

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm The Big Shindig benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan. Local chefs, music, live & silent auctions, raffle. Great Wolf Lodge White Pine ballroom. Call 946.2447, ext. 205 for tickets.
Saturday, September 25

Acme Business Association Fall Festival

7:00 am - 7:30 pm Acme Business Association Fall Festival. Pancake breakfast, art & craft show, car show, parade of farms. Details

Cressy Qualifier at the GT Yacht Club

7:30 am 2010 Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association Cressy Qualifier at the Grand Traverse Yacht Club in Traverse City. The Cressy is the nat'l championship for singlehanded high school sailors. The top two finishers in each division will be eligible to attend the national competition in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Oct. 31. Details

Garden Run at the Historic Barns

8:30 am Garden Run at the Historic Barns at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Fundraiser for the Botanical Garden Society to help establish a year-round botanic garden. Details

Traverse City Walk to Cure Diabetes

10:00 am Traverse City Walk to Cure Diabetes at Sunset Park. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. Also, on Friday, Sept. 24, there will be a 7 p.m. concert at Mt. Holiday, featuring Blind Dog Hank, and Ryan Dobry leading line dancing. Details

Dental Matinee Day at the State Theatre

10:00 am Dental Matinee Day at the State Theatre in downtown Traverse City showing "Tooth Fairy" for .25 cents. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. allowing families to get info regarding access to dental care. Traverse Health Clinic will be on-hand to answer questions and everyone will receive a tooth care kit. Details

Rock and Mineral Show

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Rock and Mineral Show at the Grand Traverse Heritage Center (322 Sixth St). Presented by the GT Area Rock and Mineral Club.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm 43rd Traverse Symphony Orchestra Ambassadors Fall Home Tour. Six homes which showcase imagination, taste and style! Tickets, $12 in advance, $15 at door. Details

Presentation on Edible Fall Mushrooms

10:00 am - 11:00 am Learn all about edible fall mushrooms at the Boardman River Nature Center, including Honeys, Shaggy Manes, Oysters, Giant Puffballs and Hen and Chicken of the Woods. Details

Safe Passage Esperanza 5K & Fiesta

11:00 am Safe Passage Esperanza 5K & Fiesta, hosted by the Great Lakes Friends of Safe Passage. The 5K run/walk meanders around the Grand Traverse Commons. A post-race fiesta features music, food, beverages, Guatemalan crafts and more! Details

Adopt-A-Stream training

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Adopt-A-Stream training at the Boardman River Nature Center. Learn how to determine the health of a stream by the types of aquatic insects that live there. Also get experience in sampling and identification. Details

Book signing at Horizon

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm John Welcher, author of Growing Up on Mackinac Island in the 30s and 40s, signing books at Horizon Books in Traverse City.

Performance by the GT Chorus of Sweet Adelines

2:00 pm Grand Traverse Chorus of Sweet Adelines presents "Come Fly With Me" at NMC's Dennos Museum. General seating tickets are $15 per person in advance, $17 at the door. There is also another performance at 7:30 p.m. Details

Dinner in the Hills

6:00 pm 5th annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner at Mt. Holiday Ski & Recreation Area. $75 per person. Dinner theme is Northern Michigan Wild Game (venison, fish, duck, morels, etc.) and is being hosted by Mary Rogers, formerly of the Mary In The Morning local radio show. Live and silent auction, live music and a cigar tent. Details

Annual Truman Dinner and Silent Auction

6:00 pm Annual Truman Dinner and Silent Auction hosted by the GT County Democratic Party at the Elks Lodge in Traverse City. Guest speaker is Mark Brewer, chair of the Michigan Democratic Party. Several party candidates also in attendance. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at party headquarters on E. Eighth Street or at the Elks. More info, 946.5555.

TC Wolves against the CC Stealth

7:00 pm 7 pm, TC Wolves against the CC Stealth. Details

Emotionally Impaired tribute to Andy Swan

9:00 pm - 12:00 am Andy Swan tribute with Emotionally Impaired at Lil Bo in Traverse City. 50 percent of sales during the music will be donated to the National Marfan Foundation in Andy's name.
Sunday, September 26

Cressy Qualifier at the GT Yacht Club

7:30 am 2010 Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association Cressy Qualifier at the Grand Traverse Yacht Club in Traverse City. The Cressy is the nat'l championship for singlehanded high school sailors. The top two finishers in each division will be eligible to attend the national competition in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Oct. 31. Details

TC West golf outing

9:00 am Traverse City West Men's Basketball hosting a golf outing at Mistwood Golf Course. 4-person scramble with a 9am shotgun start. Cost is $80 per person, includes lunch. Sponsorship opportunities available. Details

Rock and Mineral Show

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Rock and Mineral Show at the Grand Traverse Heritage Center (322 Sixth St). Presented by the GT Area Rock and Mineral Club.

Walk for Healthy Hearing

1:00 pm Walk for Healthy Hearing at Bryant Park in Traverse City hosted by the local Quota International chapter. Registration starts at 1pm with the 2.5 mile walk at 1:30pm. Walk raises awareness and money for Quota's service projects which help the deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired and disadvantaged women and children in the community.

Seasonal flu shots available

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Munson Urgent Care in Traverse City offering seasonal flu shots at the Munson Community Health Center north entrance lobby. $35.

Fireside Jazz & Art at Chateau Chantal

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Fireside Jazz & Art with the Jeff Haas Trio and visual artist Diane Rolinski at Chateau Chantal on Old Mission.
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