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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Monday, September 27

Community Movie Night at the State

6:00 pm Community Movie Night (free) at the State Theatre in downtown Traverse City. Community Mental Health and the Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative are partnering to host "The Soloist" movie and q&a/discussion on mental illness, homelessness, poverty and mentoring.

Artist workshop at Art Center Traverse City

7:00 pm Workshop with Illinois watercolorist Tom Lynch at Art Center Traverse City. He was the host of the TV series "Fun with Watercolor" and his artwork has been featured at the American Embassy in Paris, the U.S. Open and the PGA and LPGA tournaments.
Tuesday, September 28

Financing Information: Free Event

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm "Angel Investing in Michigan" event at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, hosted by the TC Chamber. Details

Seasonal flu shots available

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Munson Urgent Care in Traverse City offering seasonal flu shots at the Munson Community Health Center north entrance lobby. $35.
Wednesday, September 29

"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.

Blood Drive at TBA Credit Union

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Blood Drive benefiting Michigan Blood at TBA Credit Union (corner of S. Airport Rd. and Veterans Dr.) in Traverse City. To make an appointment, email Robin at robina@tbacu.com.

RECESS after-work party at La Senorita

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm RECESS, the TCBN's after-work gathering, at La Senorita on S. Garfield in Traverse City. $5 gets you a frozen margarita, appetizers and entry into the prize drawing! Details

PIstons basketball clinic at GT Academy

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Detroit Pistons Basketball Clinic at Grand Traverse Academy. K-8 students from area schools are invited to participate in a clinic taught by Pistons basketball camp coach Steve Moreland and Pistons staff. Cost is $20, payable at door, and includes coaching, a shooting contest, t-shirt, a Pistons game ticket and a VIP pre-game courtside pass.

Program on raptors

7:30 pm Educational program on raptors by wildlife rehabilitator Rebecca Lessard of Wings of Wonder in Empire. Program takes place in the Fine Arts theater room on NMC's main campus in Traverse City.

"Music In the Hills" at Mt. Holiday

8:00 pm "Music In the Hills" featuring Angela Josephine at Mt. Holiday in TC. Lounge opens at 5 p.m. for refreshments and dinner.
Thursday, September 30

When Less is More: The Art of Effective Public Speaking

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm When Less is More: The Art of Effective Public Speaking. Join a discussion about how to prepare a presentation, engage an audience and leave a memorable message. Offered by Ian Foster and Wally Morton of Cherry Capital Toastmasters at NMC's University Center. Details

Houshold/business hazardous waste collection

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm GT County Resource Recovery hosts its final household hazardous waste collection of 2010. An appointment is required and can be made at www.recyclesmart.info. The service is provided to all Grand Traverse County households and businesses at no cost (up to 150 lbs., $1.30 lb. thereafter), with the exception of televisions and electronics (.38 cents/lb.). Details

Author Mardi Link at Horizon

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Local author Mardi Link, who wrote the prologue to the re-release of Michigan Murders by Edward Keyes, signing books at Horizon in Traverse City.

Author Dr. William Decker at GT Heritage Center

7:00 pm Author Dr. William Decker talks about his new book, "Northern Michigan Asylum: A History of the Traverse City State Hospital, at The Grand Traverse Heritage Center in Traverse City. The event is free and open to the public.

Suzanne Eberle at the Dennos Musuem

7:00 pm The Dennos Museum in Traverse City presents a lecture on "Body Issues in Contemporary Art" with Suzanne Eberle. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Celebrating Women exhibition. Details

Jason Mraz at Interlochen

7:30 pm Jason Mraz with special guest Luc & the Lovingtons at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Details

Tierney Sutton Band

7:30 pm Tierney Sutton Band in concert at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Multiple Grammy nominations for Best Vocal Jazz Album, JazzWeek Award for Vocalist of the Year. Details
Friday, October 1

Toddler Time

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

Author Thomas Crumm at Horizon

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Author Thomas Crumm signs his new book "What Is Good for General Motors?" at Horizon Books in Traverse City.

"Pretty In Pink" girls night out

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm "Pretty In Pink" girls night out with Grand Traverse Woman. Spa services at Spa Grand Traverse, expo at Turtle Creek Casino, party at Level 3 Lounge. Tickets $40 each or 2/$70. Details

Marriage Retreat at Bay Pointe

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Marriage Retreat: Taking off the Gloves, Fighting Your Way to a Great Marriage at Bay Pointe Community Church in Traverse City. $65 per couple. Details

SwingShift and the Stars competition

6:30 pm SwingShift and the Stars second night of competition at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Dance lesson with Traci LeBlanc at 6:45 p.m. Details

Tibetan Singing Bowl concert

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Tibetan Singing Bowl concert with Mark Handler at Blooming Lotus Yoga and Wellness in Interlochen. Tickets $15. Details

Ghost walk at the lighthouse

7:00 pm Ghost Walk at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse in Northport. Tickets are $5, available in advance only. Call 386.7195.

Jazz North at Lil Bo

8:00 pm Jazz North performing jazz, swing and Latin standards for dancing at Lil Bo in Traverse City.

Nancy's Fury at Wilderness Crossing

9:00 pm - 1:00 am Classic rock band Nancy's Fury plays at Wilderness Crossing in Traverse City. Dinner/drink specials before the band starts.
Saturday, October 2

Marriage Retreat at Bay Pointe

9:00 am - 2:00 pm Marriage Retreat: Taking off the Gloves, Fighting Your Way to a Great Marriage at Bay Pointe Community Church in Traverse City. $65 per couple. Details

Appraisal Day at the Dennos

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Appraisal Day Fundraiser at the Dennos Museum in Traverse City. Art appraiser Don Butkovich verbally appraises your hidden treasures! Proceeds support K-12 educational programs at the museum. Details

Zonta Festival in Benzie

9:00 am - 2:30 pm 25th annual Zonta Festival at Benzie Central High School. 39 classes to choose from ranging from beading and scrapbooking to landscaping, cooking and woodcrafts. To register call Gloria Walterhouse at 325.4021. Tkts $7 in advance, $8 at the door.

Northern Expressions Decorative Artists luncheon/auction

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Northern Expressions Decorative Artists (NEDA) hosts a buffet luncheon and art auction at The Elks in Traverse City. Doors open at 10 a.m. to preview items, lunch ($15) at 11 a.m. and live auction starts at noon. Portion of proceeds go to Camp Quality, Munson Infusion Clinic and NEDA. Details

Fall Showcase of Remodeled Homes

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Fall Showcase of Remodeled Homes hosted by the Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area. $5. Pick up an entry form from any of the homes to receive a free $1,000 closet makeover from First Class Closets. You can also register online at www.firstclassclosets.com. Details

Benzie County Fall Festival

10:00 am Benzie County Fall Festival hosted by the Crystal Lake Community Business Association. All events at Beulah Park. Lots of family friendly activities, fall soup contest, sidewalk art contest and more!

Twin Bays Cyclocross event

10:00 am Twin Bays Cyclocross event: Fall Fest Ride at Timber Ridge as part of the Microbrew Color Tour and Fall Festival. Details

Art Beat Elk Rapids

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Art Beat Elk Rapids. Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and special events at the five galleries in and around downtown Elk Rapids.

Downtown TC Fall Sale

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Downtown Traverse City Fall Sale & Happy Apple Day! Enjoy downtown savings and fresh local apples.

TCLP "Energy Smart" open house

11:00 am - 3:00 pm "Energy Smart" open house at Traverse City Light & Power (1131 Hastings St.) celebrating Public Power Week. Food and beverages, prize drawings, tours and exhibits and more! Details

Cherryland Center Fall Festival

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Cherryland Center Fall Festival in Traverse City. Free family event featuring the Beach Bums mascots, AC Paw agility and dancing dogs and a parking lot full of safety vehicles and personnel. Prize giveaways, including a Nintendo DSi.

Harvest Day at Chateau Chantal

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Chateau Chantal's 11th annual Harvest Day on Old Mission. All activities take place at the vineyard. Mini-Slurpin' Seminar at 1 pm and a family fun grape stomp at 2 pm. Harvest lunch available for $5 and complimentary wine tasting from 11am-7pm. Details

Microbrew Color Tour & Fall Festival

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm 3rd annual Microbrew Color Tour & Fall Festival at Timber Ridge in Traverse City. $10 includes music and food. Beer available for purchase.

Rojo Loco at Crema

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Latin dance band Rojo Loco at Cafe Crema in downtown Traverse City.

Open House fundraiser for Run Across Ethiopia

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Open House fundraiser for Run Across Ethiopia at Pangea's Pizza in downtown Traverse City. Celebrate owner Chris Girrbach's upcoming trip with a team of runners to raise funds for schools in Ethiopia. Details

YMCA Teen Dance

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm YMCA Teen Dance in Traverse City open to students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Free for Y members with a membership card and $5 for non-members. Price includes music provided by a professional DJ, open gym, pizza and pop.

Ghost walk at the lighthouse

7:00 pm Ghost Walk at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse in Northport. Tickets are $5, available in advance only. Call 386.7195.

The Tannahill Weavers in concert

8:00 pm The Tannahill Weavers quintet at the Dennos Museum. Scottish traditional music. Details

Nancy's Fury at Wilderness Crossing

9:00 pm - 1:00 am Classic rock band Nancy's Fury plays at Wilderness Crossing in Traverse City. Dinner/drink specials before the band starts.
Sunday, October 3

Benzie County Fall Festival

10:00 am Benzie County Fall Festival hosted by the Crystal Lake Community Business Association. All events at Beulah Park. Lots of family friendly activities, fall soup contest, sidewalk art contest and more!

Showcase of Remodeled Homes

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 2nd annual Showcase of Remodeled Homes presented by the Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area. Tickets are $5 and available at Oleson's Food Stores, Floor Covering Brokers, Brown Lumber, TC State Bank and the HBAGTA office. Details

Harvest Festivus at Left Foot Charley

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Left Foot Charley's Harvest Festivus at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Free brats with a wine/hard cider purchase, live music, horse carriage rides. Details

Dan Mulhern speaks at the Dennos Museum

2:00 pm The Dennos Museum in Traverse City presents a lecture "Great Leading Women – and the Men Behind Them" with Dan Mulhern, husband of Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Details

Opening reception for artist David Grath

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Art Show/opening reception at Circa Winery in Lake Leelanau featuring works by David Grath. Details
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