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Monday, October 18

Honor Bank "Food & Things" Drive

9:00 am Honor Bank's annual "Food & Things Drive" through Oct. 30. Donations of cash or non-perishable items being accepted at all nine branch locations of Honor Bank. Donations will be distributed to various local food pantries in northern Michigan.

Monday Mixer

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Monday Mixer at Lil Bo in Traverse City. Free appetizers. Details

"Racing Dreams" at the State Theatre

7:00 pm Documentary "Racing Dreams" with special guest Josh Hobson, seven-time National Champion racer at the State Theatre in Traverse City. Presented by Hagerty Insurance.

Antrim Grand Vision in Action

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Antrim Grand Vision in Action at the Shanty Creek Conference Center. This event will feature regional and local updates about the Grand Vision, Antrim County updates and opportunities for residents to get involved.
Tuesday, October 19

Honor Bank "Food & Things" Drive

9:00 am Honor Bank's annual "Food & Things Drive" through Oct. 30. Donations of cash or non-perishable items being accepted at all nine branch locations of Honor Bank. Donations will be distributed to various local food pantries in northern Michigan.

TC Senior Center's Chicken Dinner Benefit

11:00 am - 8:00 pm 6th Annual Chicken Dinner Benefit at the Traverse City Senior Center. Dinner and silent auction benefits the building fund for the new Bayside Center. Tickets are $10 at the door. Advance tickets ($8) at the Senior Center or the Cottage Cafe Restaurant (420 Munson Ave).

Free health screenings

1:00 pm - 7:00 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.

Wendy's fundraiser for Courtade Elementary

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Wendy's (by Meijer in Traverse City) donating 50 percent of dining room sales to Courtade Elementary's Literacy Program.

Interlochen Chamber Business After Hours

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Interlochen Chamber Business After Hours at Green Lake Gardens & Goods. Bonfire, food and drinks.

Discussion on blood type diets

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Munson Community Health Library "Reading for the Health of It" series continues with "Eat Right 4 Your Type," a book about blood types and diets. Mary Louder, D.O., leads the discussion. Free but registration required by calling 935.9265.

"The Sound of Music" anniversary celebration

6:30 pm "The Sound of Music" sing along event at the State Theatre to celebrate the 45th anniversary of this family masterpiece, shown nationwide in high definition for the first time. Costume contest with prizes, keepsake goodie bag and exclusive documentary with Julie Andrews and all seven kids reunited in Salzburg in June of this year. $12.50 adult, $10 child/student. Details

Grief recovery support group

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Grief Share, a grief recovery support group, starts at Bay Pointe Community Church in Traverse City and runs for 13 weeks. For info and registration, call 922.9882. Details

Presentation on Roth IRA conversion

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Local financial planner Dennis Prout presents the potential benefits of a Roth IRA conversion in 2010 – and discusses possible pitfalls – at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City. Free, call 800.968.2588 to register.

Sweetwater Evening Garden Club

7:00 pm Sweetwater Evening Garden Club meets at the East Bay Masonic Lodge in Acme. The evening's program is on ornaments for the Christmas holiday. Public welcome.
Wednesday, October 20

Living Hope Int'l Orphanage Angels concert

12:00 am - 7:00 pm Traverse City First Congregational Church hosts the Living Hope International Orphanage Angels for a concert. The Angels are a group of teenage orphans traveling from Beijing to share their message and perform a dancing and singing concert. Details

QuickBooks Training

8:30 am - 12:00 pm QuickBooks training series offered by Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth in Traverse City. Second session: Using QuickBooks for Profit Center Costing. Workshop is appropriate for current QB users as well as novices. Offered free of charge by DGN's Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisors. Details

Honor Bank "Food & Things" Drive

9:00 am Honor Bank's annual "Food & Things Drive" through Oct. 30. Donations of cash or non-perishable items being accepted at all nine branch locations of Honor Bank. Donations will be distributed to various local food pantries in northern Michigan.

Fair Trade Day at Oryana

9:00 am - 8:00 pm Fair Trade Day at Oryana in Traverse City. Sample fair trade coffee, chocolate and other goodies.

TC Chamber Business After Hours

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm TC Chamber Business After Hours at Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic (929 Business Park Dr). Details

TC READS author event

6:00 pm Traverse City READS has selected "Dreamers of the Day" by Doria Russell for the ninth annual community book club. She will be at the City Opera House for a reception beginning at 6 p.m. and an author presentation at 7 p.m. Tickets($10) available at all TC library locations, Horizon Books, Borders and online. Details

Workshop: Drug Use in the Workplace

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Drug Use in the Workplace, a professional development workshop, guided by Judge Thomas Gilbert (ret.). Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of addiction in the workplace, what you can and cannot legally do, and effective strategies for confronting an employee with drug/alcohol problems. Workshop meets at the Oleson Center on NMC's campus. Cost $39. Details
Thursday, October 21

Honor Bank "Food & Things" Drive

9:00 am Honor Bank's annual "Food & Things Drive" through Oct. 30. Donations of cash or non-perishable items being accepted at all nine branch locations of Honor Bank. Donations will be distributed to various local food pantries in northern Michigan.

Red Cross hosts 211 Community Resource lecture

12:00 pm Red Cross of NW Michigan lunchtime lecture featuring guest speaker Steve Wade, executive director of the United Way of Northwest Michigan. He will speak about the 211 Community Assistance Initiative. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch. RSVP to 947.7286.

Blue Water Angels business plan pitch event

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Blue Water Angels – Boost Northwest Michigan business plan pitch event at Firefly in downtown Traverse City. Presenters will have two minutes to present their business ideas and have the chance to win an impromptu Advisory Board dinner with the expert panel. Details

Elk Rapids Chamber Business After Hours

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Elk Rapids Chamber Business After Hours at Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen.

Benzie Chamber After Hours

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Benzie County Chamber of Commerce After Hours at Field Crafts in Honor.

Leelanau Chamber 50th anniversary celebration

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce 50th anniversary celebration at Visions at Centerpointe in Greilickville. George Anderson from Northport will be honored as a founding member and the Business of the Year will also be named. Live/silent auction, $50 per person, reservations required. 271.9895.

History of the Philo Beers House in Northport

7:00 pm "History of the Philo Beers House in Northport" presentation by Stef Staley, executive director of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum. $5 donation. For more info contact the lighthouse at 386.7195.

TC DDA board mtg

7:00 pm 7pm, TC DDA board mtg at the Governmental Center.

PROJECT Trio at Interlochen

7:30 pm PROJECT Trio, a high energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three virtuoso composer/performers from Brooklyn, N.Y. at Dendrinos Chapel. 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 22

"Thriving Not Just Surviving" small business conference

8:00 am - 4:30 pm "Thriving Not Just Surviving" small business conference at NMC's Hagerty Center in Traverse City. Choose from over a dozen hot topic sessions for this one-day event. Details

Honor Bank "Food & Things" Drive

9:00 am Honor Bank's annual "Food & Things Drive" through Oct. 30. Donations of cash or non-perishable items being accepted at all nine branch locations of Honor Bank. Donations will be distributed to various local food pantries in northern Michigan.

Toddler Time

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

Dennos Museum Holiday Art Fair

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Annual Dennos Museum Holiday Art Fair in Traverse City. Fine arts & crafts from 50 area artists, Christmas and Hanukkah gifts, and arts and crafts kits. Details

Mural painting event

11:00 am - 4:00 pm The community is invited to "Paint a Tile" for the mural wall located on the ACE Hardware building on Front Street in Traverse CIty. Event will be held at Munson Hospital. Use main entrance and the info desk will provide room location. $5 donation.

Pint for a Pint Bloodmobile

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Pint for a Pint Bloodmobile at Oryana in Traverse City. Donate a pint of blood to Michigan Blood Services and receive a free pint of ice cream!

Frankfort Film Festival

12:30 pm Frankfort Film Festival at the Garden Theater. See link for shows and showtimes. Details

Learn about bats!

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Bats! Stop by the Boardman River Nature Center in Traverse City to learn about one of the most mysterious winged wonders and bring the whole family. $5 suggested donation. Details

Suttons Bay Artwalk

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Fall Finale Suttons Bay Artwalk. Meet local artists, sample Leelanau County wines, enter to win a $250 village shopping spree.

Open Mic at Cafe Crema

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

Great Lakes – Great Chefs 2010

6:00 pm Great Lakes – Great Chefs 2010 featuring chefs across northern Michigan collaborating on a unique meal to benefit the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Each chef will present a different course, complete with wine pairings. Event held at Lobdell's at NMC's Great Lakes Campus. Tickets $200 per person. Details

Haunted hayrides

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Haunted hayrides at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay. $5 per person. Also, wine, hot cider and pizza in the Hearth & Vine Cafe.

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.

Spirit of Traverse City Golf Ball Drop

7:00 pm 7 pm, The Spirit of Traverse City Golf Ball Drop at the TC West vs. TC Central football game at Thirlby Field. $10,000 for first prize, $5,000 for second and $2.500 for third.

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

Big Band Swing Dance

7:30 pm Up North Big Band Swing Dance at the Emmet County Fairgrounds Community Center in Petoskey. Beginners are welcome with instruction starting at 6:45 p.m. and the dance beginning at 7:30 p.m. $10 adult, $5 under 18. Details

The Golden Dragon Acrobats

8:00 pm The Golden Dragon Acrobats at the NMC's Dennos Museum. Direct from Hebei, China, the acrobats have thrilled audiences all over the world. 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

Comedienne Suzanne Westenhoefer at City Opera House

8:00 pm Comedienne Suzanne Westenhoefer at the City Opera House in Traverse City, presented by Running Sun Press. Reserved seating $35. Tickets sold at the Opera House.
Saturday, October 23

Wellness Day at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital

8:30 am - 2:00 pm 14th annual Wellness Day at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort. Activities include free health screenings, blood typing and much more. The day is held in partnership with the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department and local providers.

Honor Bank "Food & Things" Drive

9:00 am Honor Bank's annual "Food & Things Drive" through Oct. 30. Donations of cash or non-perishable items being accepted at all nine branch locations of Honor Bank. Donations will be distributed to various local food pantries in northern Michigan.

Silver Lake Elementary Craft Show

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Silver Lake Elementary Craft Show & Bake Sale. More than 30 vendors. School is located at 5858 Culver Road in Traverse City.

Dennos Museum Holiday Art Fair

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Annual Dennos Museum Holiday Art Fair in Traverse City. Fine arts & crafts from 50 area artists, Christmas and Hanukkah gifts, and arts and crafts kits. Details

Leland Fall Frenzy

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Leland Fall Frenzy sale. Free cider and doughnuts, many stores offering season-end discounts. Sponsored by the Leland Chamber of Commerce. Details

Family Fun Day at Michigan Legacy Art Park

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Family Fun Day at Michigan Legacy Art Park in Thompsonville. Events include guided tours, an environmental art project and performances of songs, stories and poems. Admission is $3 per person or $10 per household. Details

Frankfort Film Festival

12:30 pm Frankfort Film Festival at the Garden Theater. See link for shows and showtimes. Details

Rojo Loco at Crema

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

Silent movie/reception at Music House Museum

5:30 pm Silent movie and reception at the Music House Museum in Acme. Showing "Bromo and Juliet" starring Chase & Hardy, plus "The Lucky Dog" starring Laurel & Hardy. Dale Zieger plays the Wurlitzer organ. Another showing at 7:30 p.m. Reception for all movie attendees at 6:30 p.m. Tickets – adults $15, seniors $13, 15 and under $5. Details

Dean Robb at Horizon Books

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Local attorney Dean Robb discusses and signs the book his son Matthew Robb wrote, "Dean Robb: An Unlikely Radical" at Horizon Books in Traverse City.

Haunted hayrides

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Haunted hayrides at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay. $5 per person. Also, wine, hot cider and pizza in the Hearth & Vine Cafe.

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.

Traverse City Ski Film Festival

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Traverse City Ski Film Festival at InsideOut Gallery in the Warehouse District. Hosted by MiSkiReport.com and Epic Planks Ski Co., the festival will feature "Revolver" by Poor Boyz Productions and "Out of the Shadows" by Dendrite Studios. All ages show with giveaways from Contour, Salomon, Kick, Giro, Skull Candy, Shanty Creek and Boyne. Tickets are $15 at the door. 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

Flavors of Elk Rapids Food Tour

10:30 pm - 3:00 pm Flavors of Elk Rapids: Fresh from the Farm fall food tour. Organized tours of Farmer White's Market, Altonen Orchards and Short's Brewery, a food showcase at the ER Town Hall and a sampling buffet at Siren Hall. Tour starts at the town hall and is $50 per person, or two for $80. Call Marcy at 342.5909 for will call pickup. Proceeds benefit the Elk Rapids Historic Town Hall.
Sunday, October 24

Honor Bank "Food & Things" Drive

9:00 am Honor Bank's annual "Food & Things Drive" through Oct. 30. Donations of cash or non-perishable items being accepted at all nine branch locations of Honor Bank. Donations will be distributed to various local food pantries in northern Michigan.

Frankfort Film Festival

12:30 pm Frankfort Film Festival at the Garden Theater. See link for shows and showtimes. Details

"Tuff Enuff?" Golf Tournament

12:30 pm "Tuff Enuff?" Golf Tournament at The Bear at the Grand Traverse Resort. Features long-range tee boxes and very aggressive greens. To register, call Kris Ruckle at 231.534.6168.

Dennos Museum Holiday Art Fair

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Annual Dennos Museum Holiday Art Fair. Fine arts & crafts from 50 area artists, Christmas and Hanukkah gifts, and arts and crafts kits. Details

TSO presents "Fantastique"

3:00 pm The Traverse Symphony Orchestra presents "Fantastique" at Corson Auditorium in Interlochen. Details

Patsy Cline Musical Retrospective

6:00 pm WIlderness Crossing in Traverse City hosts a Patsy Cline Musical Retrospective featuring Joanie Stanley and the Blue Shadow band. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets, $40 and include dinner. Details
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