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Traverse City News and Events
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Monday, October 11

TC Cedar Run Curves winter clothes drive

7:00 am TC Cedar Run Curves accepting new and used coats, boots, hats, gloves and scarves throughout the month of October to benefit the Father Fred Foundation and the Women's Resource Center. No service fee for people joining Cedar Run Curves on Mon., Oct. 11.

March of Dimes Signature Chefs dinner

6:00 pm 6pm, March of Dimes Signature Chefs dinner at the Hagerty Center.

Facebook for Small Business class

7:00 pm Business By Design presents "Facebook for Small Business – High Impact Basics." Group meets at 1030 Hastings St., Ste. 120, in Traverse City. Details
Tuesday, October 12

College Night

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm College Night at NMC's Hagerty Center. Representatives from more than 50 four-year colleges and universities in attendance. Financial aid seminars at 7 and 8 p.m.

UPNorthTV Speaker Series with TC Mayor Chris Bzdok

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UpNorthTV Speaker Series presents TC Mayor Chris Bzdok: Help Shape the Future of Traverse City with Community Media at the TC Area District Library. Details

Investment strategist Jeff Saut in TC

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Investment strategist Jeff Saut at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Known for his colorful market commentary, he is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Barron's and Smart Money. Free and open to the public but limited seating. Reservations are required by calling Amy at Raymond James at 946.3650.

Free videoconferencing workshop

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Free workshop about videoconferencing with Skype at the Traverse Area District Library taught by staff from UpNorth TV. Details

Sketch Live Music at Seed Studio Gallery

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Sketch Live Music at Seed Studio Gallery in Elk Rapids. $5-$10 donation.

Slabtown Neighborhood Association meeting

8:00 pm Slabtown Neighborhood Association holds its fall meeting at Willow Hill Elementary cafeteria. Discussing the west end of Traverse City beaches, road projects on Division and Elmwood, TCAPS busing, TCPD sector patrols and neighborhood traffic concerns. Contact Mike Gaines at mikegaines@c21northland.com for more info.
Wednesday, October 13

Free health screenings

8:30 am - 3:30 pm Free health screenings for uninsured and underinsured Leelanau County residents. Event sponsored by the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department, Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation, Alice Busby Memorial Fund, Zonta of Leelanau and Traverse Health Clinic. Call 256.0202 for an appt.

Gluten-Free Day at Oryana

9:00 am - 8:00 pm Gluten-Free Day at Oryana Natural Foods Market in Traverse City. Sample products and recipes. Demos, special pricing. Gluten-Free support group available for questions, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Newcomers Club of GT hosts breakfast

9:00 am Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse hosts a Men's Breakfast at the Omelette Shoppe in the Campus Plaza in TC. Contact George Kobernus, gkobernus@chartermi.net Details

Ascomnorth Technology Cafe

10:00 am Ascomnorth Technology Cafe at the Traverse City Chamber. The seminar is on how to enhance the efficiency of your communications system, including how to integrate smart phones into your system. Choose from a morning (10-11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (12:30-2 p.m.) seminar. Call 938.2230 to register.

GTWoman in Business Luncheon

11:00 am - 1:00 pm GTWoman in Business Luncheon at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City. Speaker is Colby Chilcote of Google. Details

"Pink & Blues" breast cancer fundraiser at Lil Bo

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 2nd annual "Pink & Blues" breast cancer fundraiser at Lil Bo Pub & Grille in Traverse City. $5 minimum donation gets you appetizers, drink specials and mini-manicures provided by Salon Verve. Get your picture taken in Elmer's "big pink truck." Music provided by Ron Getz, Ronnie Hernandez and Roger Tarcon.

GTOC open house

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Free educational open house featuring Jane Iredale cosmetics at Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic. RSVP to 947.6246.

Benefit concert featuring George Winston

7:00 pm Internationally renowned musician George Winston performs a solo guitar benefit concert for the local "Guitars in the Classroom" program at the State Theatre in Traverse City. Tkts are $12 in advance and available at Horizon Books and Oryana and online. Details
Thursday, October 14

Workshop on tax incentives

8:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop presented by the Employer Training Council on tax incentives. Learn about the Hire Act and Health Care Tax Credit. Workshop meets at the Michigan Works Service Center on S. Garfield in Traverse City. Registration is $35 and includes workshop materials. 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

CenturyLink Tech Lunch

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CenturyLink Tech Lunch at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel in Williamsburg. Learn about the latest IP solutions, Avaya & Cisco equipment demos, fiber optic splicing demo. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m., lunch provided by CenturyLink at noon. Details

Grassroots Advocacy training session

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Workshop – "Grassroots Advocacy: Building Coalitions & Community Support for Your Cause" sponsored by NorthSky Nonprofit Netowrk at NMC's University Center. Registration fee $10, participants invited to bring lunch. Details

Leelanau Chamber Business After Hours

5:30 pm Leelanau Peninsula Chamber Business After Hours at the Lake Leelanau RV Park (3101 S. Lakeshore Dr). Sponsors of the event are Manitou Marine and Lake Leelanau Excavating. More info at 271.9895.

Facebook for Small Business class

7:00 pm Business By Design presents "Facebook Strategy and Buyer Persona." Learn how to create an effective marketing strategy. Group meets at 1030 Hastings St., Ste. 120, in Traverse City. Details

Pub Theology

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

"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
Friday, October 15

Great Lakes Bioneers Conference

9:00 am Great Lakes Bioneers Conference at NMC in Traverse City. 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

Open Mic at Cafe Crema

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

Artist Reception at Artcenter Traverse City

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm "Artist Reception" for an all media exhibit at the Artcenter Studio/Gallery in Traverse City. Free admission and snacks. Vote for your favorite artist. Cash award for the People's Choice. Exhibit runs through Oct. 29. Details

Inuit artist at NMC

6:00 pm Inuit artist Jimmy Manning will give a presentation in conjunction with the Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection sale at NMC's Dennos Museum. He will speak about the history, change and future of printmaking in Cape Dorset.

North Stars home opener

7:00 pm Traverse City North Stars home opener against Springfield at Centre ICE Arena.

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.

"Global 2010" hair and fashion show

7:00 pm "Global 2010" hair and fashion show to benefit the Women's Resource Center at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with a cash bar, show at 7:45 p.m. Tickets cost $40 through Oct. 9 and $50 thereafter. Details

Fright Night Haunted House

7:00 pm - 12:00 am 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

"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 16

Great Lakes Bioneers Conference

9:00 am Great Lakes Bioneers Conference at NMC in Traverse City. Details

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk

10:00 am Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in downtown Traverse City. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m. Details

Northport's Fall Festival

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Fall Festival in Northport.

Fall color hike

10:00 am - 11:00 am Fall color hike at the Boardman River Nature Center in Traverse City. Learn why leaves change color, what trees have the most vibrant colors and what environmental factors affect the colors. $5 suggested donation.

Haunted Lighthouse weekend

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Annual Haunted Lighthouse weekend at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse located within the Leelanau State Park in Northport. Lots of children's activities including a treasure hunt and pumpkin bowling. Costumes and "trick or treat" bags encouraged. Cost is $4 per adult, $2 for kids, 5 and under free. Details

Wings of Wonder open house/fundraiser

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Wings of Wonder open house and fundraiser. Event includes hors d'oeuvres, wine, behind-the-scenes tour, meet/greet with the raptors. Space limited to first 25 people and asking for a $50 donation, which will go toward the organization's legal defense in its battle with the Leelanau County Road Commission. Reserve your spot by emailing wow@wingsofwonder.org.

Run Across Ethiopia fundraiser

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Fundraiser for Run Across Ethiopia at Food For Thought in Honor. Event includes 5K, 10K or 1 mile runs, dinner and the movie "Black Gold." $30 for adult runners, $15 for kids 12 and under, $15 for dinner/movie only (kids 12 and under free). Details

Rojo Loco at Crema

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

Annual Underwater Summit in TC

5:30 pm 2010 Underwater Summit at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City. Ross Richardson will talk about his search and recent discovery of Lake Michigan's "Treasure Ship," near the Manitou Islands. Many other presentations. All proceeds benefit the GT Bay Underwater Preserve. Details

TC North Stars game

7:00 pm TC North Stars vs. Springfield at Centre ICE Arena.

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.

Fright Night Haunted House

7:00 pm - 12:00 am 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

"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 17

Great Lakes Bioneers Conference

9:00 am Great Lakes Bioneers Conference at NMC in Traverse City. Details

Grand Bridal Expo

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Grand Bridal Expo at Castle Farms in Charlevoix. Register for the Grand Bridal Giveaway: a wedding and reception at Castle Farms valued at over $15,000. Details

Haunted Lighthouse weekend

11:00 am - 4:00 pm Annual Haunted Lighthouse weekend at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse located within the Leelanau State Park in Northport. Lots of children's activities including a treasure hunt and pumpkin bowling. Costumes and "trick or treat" bags encouraged. Cost is $4 per adult, $2 for kids, 5 and under free. Details

Pumpkinfest II

12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pumpkinfest II at Jolly Pumpkin on the Old Mission Peninsula. Live music, crafts and sack races for the kids, pumpkin carving demo, buffet. Details

TC North Stars game

1:00 pm TC North Stars vs. Springfield at Centre ICE Arena.

"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

Mel Larimer Concert

4:00 pm Mel Larimer Concert Series at First Congregational Church in Traverse City. Featuring a 120 voice choir, chamber orchestra and pipe organ. Adults, $15, Family, $40.

Speaker/author Don Piper at Bay Pointe

6:00 pm Don Piper, author of "90 Minutes in Heaven" speaking at Bay Pointe Community Church in Traverse City. No charge for tickets but reservations required. Visit biglifeministries.org to reserve.
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