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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Monday, October 4

Story hour at Horizon Books

10:00 am Story Hour at Horizon Books in Traverse City. The theme is "Mice" with Shane Harrison, Pathfinder Middle School science teacher. Bring the kids in for stories about mice, a craft project and other activities.

Documentary "The Real Dirt on Farmer John"

6:00 pm Oryana sponsors documentary "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" + Non-GMO Shorts at the State Theatre in Traverse City.
Tuesday, October 5

Arts/Cultural Affairs mini-grant workshop

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Orientation session to discuss the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs mini-grant program and to review guidelines for 2011 funding. Session will be held at the TC Chamber of Commerce and is open to all organizations. No charge to attend and registration not required. Details

"The Real Real Estate Market" webinar

4:00 pm "The Real Real Estate Market" webinar hosted by the president of the US Organization of EXIT Realty, Tami Bonnell. The webinar will run again at 7 p.m. Details

Live jazz at Stella

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Live jazz with Dawn Campbell & Al Jankowski at Trattoria Stella in TC.

Presentation on the new YMCA

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Presentation on the new Grand Traverse Bay YMCA at The Village at Bay Ridge, East Building (3850 Scenic Ridge Drive) in Traverse City. See the first phase of the plan that includes an aquatic center, a tennis center and expanded fitness and childcare areas.

The Night Kite Revival

7:30 pm The Night Kite Revival spoken word performance at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Details
Wednesday, October 6

Late Night Leland

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Late Night Leland offers special, one-night only sales at many stores in the village.

Consumer forum with the Michigan Public Service Commission

6:00 pm Consumer forum with the Michigan Public Service Commission, the state agency with regulatory responsibilities for energy, telecommunications and some video/cable at the Grand Traverse Civic Center. Meet with an MSPC Commissioner, learn about electric and natural gas rates, telephone service updates and more. Bring utility bills, shut off notices, tax info and proof of any other assistance you receive Details
Thursday, October 7

Concepts 2010

8:00 am 13th annual conference for payments and treasury management professionals - Concepts 2010 - at Boyne Mountain Grand Lodge in Boyne Falls. Best practices for automating business payment processes using electronic payment solutions. Details

Michigan National Career Readiness Certificate employer forum

8:00 am - 10:00 am Michigan National Career Readiness Certificate Employer Forum Breakfast. The certificate is a standardized, performance-based credential that certifies an individual's ability to perform occupational skills. Employers and human resource professionals are encouraged to attend this event at no cost. Event held at NMC's Hagerty Center in Traverse City. Details

NW MI Assoc of Volunteer Administrators

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Northwest Michigan Association of Volunteer Administrators annual retreat at Camp Sakakawea (33 Bass Lake Rd) in Traverse City. Guest speakers include Dr. Michael Burr of Burr Chiropractic Wellness Center, Debby Werthmann, Life & Executive Coach and Paul Holland.

Webinar: Annual Campaigns

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Webinar: Annual Campaign – Raising More Money with Fewer Resources at NMC's University Center with national consultant Erik Daubert. Details

"A Toast to Farmers" gala event hosted by Oryana

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm "A Toast to Farmers," special gala evening hosted by Oryana Natural Foods Market to celebrate our local farmers. Guest speaker Michael Shuman (renowned author/localist), video collage, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, music by Neptune Quartet. Event held at the Hagerty Center in TC. Tkts, $20 for members and $25 for non-members, available at Oryana.

Community Cinema Series at the Dennos

7:00 pm "Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian" showing at NMC's Dennos Museum, part of its free Community Cinema Series. Details

Comedienne Marti Johnson at Lil Bo

7:00 pm Stand-up comedienne Marti Johnson at Lil Bo in Traverse City.

"Collage" at Interlochen

7:30 pm "Collage" student performance at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Details

Pub Theology

8:00 pm Pub Theology – beer, conversation and God – at Right Brain Brewery in TC's Warehouse District.
Friday, October 8

GT Resort events in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month

12:00 am - 7:00 pm Grand Traverse Resort & Spa hosting Fash Bash "All Things Pink" and "Hope Lights the Way" Breast Cancer Twilight Remembrance Walk in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Details

Fright Night Haunted House

12:00 am - 7:00 pm Fright Night Haunted House at the abandoned Kalkaska Village Garage for the benefit of Charity Hill Ranch. $10 for adults, $8 for children under 12 and a family rate of $25. The house is located at 109 Fourth Street in Kalkaska. Details

Concepts 2010

8:00 am 13th annual conference for payments and treasury management professionals - Concepts 2010 - at Boyne Mountain Grand Lodge in Boyne Falls. Best practices for automating business payment processes using electronic payment solutions. Details

Reinvention Convention Art Exhibit

8:00 am 10/8-10/12, Goodwill’s Reinvention Convention Art Exhibit. 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

Apple Festival in Charlevoix

10:00 am - 5:00 pm 32nd annual Apple Festival in downtown Charlevoix. Arts and crafts show, face painting, pony rides and petting zoo, fresh cider and food. Details

Open Mic at Cafe Crema

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Open Mic Night at Cafe Crema in downtown Traverse City every Friday.

"Tie One On" at the Captain's Quarters

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm "Tie One On" at the Captain's Quarters in downtown Traverse City. Kick-off party for a new social men's club, the "Haberdashers." Learn how to tie a variety of knots, about membership in the group as well as the group's charity mission. Door prizes and giveaways. Also, Corbin Trunk Show from 11am-5pm.

Benzie Chamber of Commerce annual dinner

6:00 pm Benzie County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner meeting at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville. Business Member of the Year being awarded to Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa. RSVP, 882.5801.

MI Mini Cooper Club meeting

6:00 pm The Michigan Mini Cooper Club meeting at Lil Bo Pub & Grille in Traverse City. Stop by and see at least 20 Mini Coopers. 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.

"Collage" at Interlochen

7:30 pm "Collage" student performance at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Details

Documentary "William Kentridge: Anything is Possible"

7:30 pm - 7:00 pm Free sneak preview of the new Art21 documentary "WIlliam Kentridge: Anything is Possible," about the life and work of South African artist William Kentridge in NMC's Fine Arts Building.

Blue October at Leelanau Sands

8:00 pm Blue October at Leelanau Sands Showroom in Suttons Bay as part of the band's national Pick Up the Phone Tour. The tour is committed to raising awareness about suicide prevention. Doors open at 7 p.m., ages 18+, $30. Details

"The Women of Lockerbie"

8:00 pm "The Women of Lockerbie" play at the Studio at the Depot (620 Railroad Place) in Traverse City. Details
Saturday, October 9

WNMC fall fundraiser

8:00 am Oct. 9-17 WNMC Community Radio on-air fall fundraiser. Donate online. Details

Fall color kayak tour

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Fall color kayak tour on Sabin Pond in Traverse City. Paddling instruction/equipment provided. $30 per person. Call the Boardman River Nature Center to register, 941.0960.

Fiber Festival in Leland

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Fiber Festival at the Old Art Building in Leland. Artists will exhibit and sell their work in mediums of paper, wearable art, textile bags, weaving, art quilts, fiber sculpture, knits and yarns. Details

Benzie County Fall Festival in Frankfort

10:00 am Benzie County Fall Fest in Frankfort. Giant pumpkins, kids games, pumpkin decorating, horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, auction.

Apple Festival in Charlevoix

10:00 am - 5:00 pm 32nd annual Apple Festival in downtown Charlevoix. Arts and crafts show, face painting, pony rides and petting zoo, fresh cider and food. Details

Newcomers Club of GT hosts walk

11:00 am Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse hosts a Walk in the Woods at Sand Lakes Quiet Area. Contact Dick or Jane Grew, 941.4961, for more info. Details

Fall Festival in Frankfort

11:00 am Fall Festival in Frankfort. Parade, giant pumpkins, kids' games and pumpkin decorating, horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, silent auction.

Octoberfest Cyclocross Races

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Octoberfest Cyclocross Races at Mt. Holiday, part of a fundraiser for Mt. Holiday. Views of the entire course from the lodge or decks. Details

Author Dick Evans at Horizon Books

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Author Dick Evans signs his new book, "Discover the Magic of Rainbows," at Horizon in Traverse City. The book tells the tale of how children can eat healthy foods by utilizing the colorful magic of rainbows.

Empire Heritage Days

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Empire Heritage Days at the Empire Museum.

Octoberfest at Mt. Holiday

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm 1st annual Octoberfest at Mt. Holiday in Traverse City with beverages from Right Brain Brewery, Tandem Ciders and Northwoods Soda. Live music, face painting, bounce house, ice cream truck, a wing cook-off and more! Fundraiser for Mt. Holiday operations. Adults $10 and children $5. Details

Author signing at Horizon Books

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Author Dave Looman signing his book "Charm of a Small Town" at Horizon Books in TC. The story is set in the Alden/Rapid City area. Portions of the book sales benefit an animal sanctuary in Bellaire.

Rojo Loco at Crema

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

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.

Encore Wind Symphony concert

8:00 pm Encore Wind Symphony presents "Hands Across the Sea," a musical journey of the British Isles at NMC's Milliken Auditorium in Traverse City. Concert will feature music of both Robert Vaughan Williams and Gustav Hoist, with special guest Nancy Stagnitta of Interlochen Arts Academy. Details

"The Women of Lockerbie"

8:00 pm "The Women of Lockerbie" play at the Studio at the Depot (620 Railroad Place) in Traverse City. Details
Sunday, October 10

Benzie County Fall Festival in Frankfort

10:00 am Benzie County Fall Fest in Frankfort. Giant pumpkins, kids games, pumpkin decorating, horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, auction.

Apple Festival in Charlevoix

10:00 am - 5:00 pm 32nd annual Apple Festival in downtown Charlevoix. Arts and crafts show, face painting, pony rides and petting zoo, fresh cider and food. Details

TC Young Professionals Family Fun Day

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm TC Young Professionals Family Fun Day at Moomer's. Hay rides and tours of the working farm. Details

Farm Family Festival at Hoxsie's

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Farm Family Festival at Hoxsie's Farm Market (approx. 3 miles east of Acme on M-72). Live music, bbq, orchard walks, apple picking.

The Art of Henna and Sari Draping

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Anshu Varma will share her knowledge of the art of Meh'ndi (also known as Henna or temporary body art from India) at NMC's Dennos Museum in Traverse City. Attendees will also learn about sari draping and Indian culture. This will be followed by a Henna workshop for teens and adults. Cost, $5 members, $10 for non-members. To register call 995.1029. Details

Benefit for Louan Lechler

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Benefit for local musician and songwriter Louan Lechler, who is battling breast cancer, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on M-22 in Greilickville. Entertainment, silent auction and a cash bar. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to pass.

Artist reception for Joseph Deluca

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Bella Galleria on Old Mission hosts an artist reception for local artist Joseph Deluca. His recent works will be on display from October 1-November 10. The Bella Galleria is located at the Old Mission Tavern on Center Road.

"The Women of Lockerbie"

3:00 pm The Women of Lockerbie" play at the Studio at the Depot (620 Railroad Place) in Traverse City. Details
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