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Traverse City News and Events
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Monday, October 25

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.

Newcomers Club of GT hosts book club

10:00 am Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse hosts a Men's Book Club in the lower level of Horizon Books. The selection is "13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown." Contact Ralph Mittelberger, mittelberger.ralph@arentfox.com for more info. Details

Bridge classes offered by Senior Center

12:00 pm Traverse City Senior Center offering Beginner and Intermediate bridge classes for those 50+. The beginner class (Noon-2:30pm) and the intermediate class (2:30-5pm) meet Mondays for six weeks. $20 members, $25 non-members. To register call 922.4911.

Ghost hunt at the City Opera House

8:00 pm - 3:00 am Ghost hunt at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Opportunity for the public to "shadow" the Michigan Area Paranormal Investigative Team. A $50 restoration donation is required to participate. Register by calling 941.8082, ext 206.
Tuesday, October 26

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.

Grand Vision Benzie Expo

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Grand Vision Benzie Expo at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville. This event will feature regional and local updates about the Grand Vision, Benzie County projects and opportunities for residents to get involved.

Planning with Green Infrastructure workshop

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Workshop: Planning with Green Infrastructure for the Lake Charlevoix Watershed at the Boyne District Library hosted by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments. More info at 929.5039.

Newcomers Club of GT meeting

6:30 pm Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse general meeting: "Behind the Scenes at the Cherry Capital Airport." Socializing begins at 6:30pm, business meeting at 7pm and program at 7:15pm. 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.

Seminar on the ecological history of GT Bay

7:00 pm Inland Seas Education Association presents a seminar on the ecological history of Grand Traverse Bay at the Inland Seas Education Center in Suttons Bay. Program presented by executive director Tom Kelly and is free and open to the public. Details
Wednesday, October 27

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.

Non-GMO Day at Oryana

9:00 am - 8:00 pm Non-GMO Day at Oryana in Traverse City. Learn about genetically-modified foods and why Oryana strives for no GMOs.

YMCA's Corporate Advisory Committee luncheon

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Regional business community members are invited to the 11th annual Corporate Advisory Committee of the GT Bay YMCA luncheon at the TC Golf & Country Club. Football coach and businessman Jack Rowan is the speaker. RSVP by Oct. 21 to dave@gtbayymca.org.

Construction Forecast webinar

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm The National Association of Home Builders hosts its Semi-Annual Construction Forecast Conference in a webinar featuring three renowned industry experts. Registration for NAHB members is $29.95. Details

RECESS after-work party at Kilkenny's

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm RECESS, the TCBN's after-work gathering, at Kilkenny's in Traverse City. $5 includes first drink, appetizers and entry into the prize drawing! Details

TC Young Professionals book club

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm TC Young Professionals book club reading/discussing "The Traveler's Gift" with Chase Bank president Doug Wolf at The Arbors of Traverse. Space is limited, registration requested. Details

Nature Spooktacular!

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Nature Spooktacular! at the Boardman River Nature Center. Bring the kids for an evening of ghoulish games, creepy crawly activities, nature crafts and a haunted trail. Costumes welcome. Free goodies, popcorn and vampire juice! Details
Thursday, October 28

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.

Free Medicare seminar

10:00 am - 11:30 am Free educational Medicare seminar for Michigan residents hosted by Ford Insurance. Held at the TC Chamber of Commerce. Call 421.2311 to reserve your spot.

Workshop on leading/managing change in your nonprofit

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm "Leading and Managing Change in Your Nonprofit Organization" workshop led by Barbara Jordan Ellis, owner of the Center for Coaching & Leadership Development. Meets at NMC's University Center. Details

Seminar for contractors, developers and real estate professionals

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Lawyers from Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge hosting a free seminar for contractors, developers and real estate professionals. Topics include getting paid, liens, contract clauses, seller financing, alternatives to litigation and green building. To register contact Keri at events@shrr.com.

Green Drinks at Jolly Pumpkin

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Green Drinks at Jolly Pumpkin on the Old Mission Peninsula. Get a tour of the brewery and a presentation about what they do to be "green." Drinks are 10% off for Green Drinkers and happy hour runs from 4-6 p.m. Details

"Bras For A Cause" fundraiser

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm "Bras For A Cause" fundraiser for Munson Healthcare's Women's Cancer Fund sponsored by the northern Michigan chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors. Event includes a runway show, music, food as well as the opportunity to bid on Art Bras and silent auction items at Streeter's (1669 S. Garfield). You can sponsor a bra for $100, design and decorate your bra and provide a male to model it at the event. Tickets are $15. Details

An Evening with Sutton Foster

7:30 pm An Evening With Sutton Foster at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Hailed as one of Broadway's brightest stars, Foster will perform Broadway hits in addition to songs from her debut solo CD "Wish." Details

"The Woman in Black"

8:00 pm Theatre North presents "The Woman in Black" at the Elk Rapids Town Hall. Details

Pub Theology

8:00 pm Pub Theology – beer, conversation and God – at Right Brain Brewery in TC's Warehouse District.
Friday, October 29

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.

3rd annual Freshwater Summit

9:00 am - 4:30 pm 3rd annual Freshwater Summit at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City. This year's highlight is a keynote panel about Asian Carp. Other sessions include oil and gas exploration, Chain of Lakes fisheries, Boardman River dams, inland lakes strategies, GT Bay hydrographic survey and watershed forestry. Registration is $20 and due by Oct. 18 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

Halloween Walk in downtown TC

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Halloween Walk in downtown Traverse City.

Open Mic at Cafe Crema

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

Y's annual Halloween Party

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Annual Halloween Party at the YMCA Child Care Center (1100 Woodmere Ave) in Traverse CIty. Games, prizes, food and more! 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.

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 Knuckleheads at Lil Bo

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm "The Bohemian Knuckleheads" at Lil Bo in downtown Traverse City, featuring Matt Marsh, Dave Barth and Boo Ross.

John Jorgenson Quintet

8:00 pm The John Jorgenson Quintet in concert at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. Jorgenson's compositions draw in elements from Latin, Romanian, Classical, Rock and Greek music. Details

"The Woman in Black"

8:00 pm Theatre North presents "The Woman in Black" at the Elk Rapids Town Hall. Details

Singer Somi at Dennos Museum

8:00 pm Dennos Museum Center presents new African jazz and soul singer Somi at the Milliken Auditorium. Somi has been likened to Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone. Details

East Bay Blues at Wilderness Crossing

9:00 pm East Bay Blues Band at Wilderness Crossing in Traverse City. Costume contest, first place prize 2-night stay in Las Vegas.
Saturday, October 30

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.

1st annual Walk For Autism

9:00 am - 11:00 am 1st annual Walk For Autism in Traverse City. Event takes place at Oak Park Elementary. Participants will walk 1 mile to promote awareness, support and advocacy for individuals and families who live with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Games, food and informational resources available. Details

Quota Int'l sewing bee

9:00 am - 3:00 pm Quota International of Traverse City monthly sewing bee at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (1050 Peninsula Dr.) in Traverse CIty. Tote bags are made and donated to the Smith Family Breast Health Center.

5K Zombie Run

9:00 am 2nd annual Traverse City Zombie 5K Run to benefit TART Trails. Starts at Right Brain Brewery in the Warehouse District. Pre-registration encouraged. Details

Quilting workshop

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Learn to make holiday ornaments inspired by strip quilting with nationally-recognized art quilter Diane Nunez at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse CIty. Cost $40 for members, $45 for non-members, due when registering, 995.1029. $15 material fee due to instructor the day of the class.

Open house for Habitat for Humanity LEED-certified home

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region open house at its first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) home at 3753 W. South Airport Road in Traverse City. The house is in the pre-drywall phase, leaving visible most of the features of a LEED-certified home.

Trick-or-Treating at Elks Lodge

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Kids Party & Trick-or-Treating at the Traverse City Elks Lodge.

Quilting workshop

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Quilting workshop: Blooming Brooches with nationally-recognized art quilter Diane Nunez. Cost $40 for members, $45 for non-members due when registering, 995.1029. $15 material fee due to instructor day of class.

Author signing at Horizon Books

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Keith Evans, author of Dead Caribou Bags Hunter, signing books at Traverse City's Horizon Books. The book contains 17 true stories of hunting and fishing in Alaska.

Mt. Holiday's Halloween Party

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Children's Halloween Party at Mt. Holiday in Traverse City. Costume contest, games, fun! Donations appreciated. Details

Rojo Loco at Crema

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

Live music at Uncorked Wine Bar

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Live music at Uncorked Wine Bar (inside The Cherry Stop) in downtown Traverse City.

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

Rocky Horror Picture Show at the City Opera House

8:00 pm City Opera House in Traverse City celebrating Halloween by presenting two showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Shows begin at 8 p.m. and midnight. Live audience interaction orchestrated by the Old Town Playhouse performers. Details

"The Woman in Black"

8:00 pm Theatre North presents "The Woman in Black" at the Elk Rapids Town Hall. Details

Judy Harrison Rebooted at Wilderness Crossing

9:00 pm Judy Harrison Rebooted at Wilderness Crossing in Traverse City. Costume contest, first place prize 2-night stay in Las Vegas.
Sunday, October 31

Halloween in Glen Arbor

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Halloween in Glen Arbor with area merchants.

Halloween party at the State Theatre

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Free Halloween Party at the State Theatre in downtown Traverse City. Halloween cartoons, tours of the Haunted Theatre Basement, free "monster paw" popcorn.

NMC Community Band concert

3:00 pm NMC Community Band in concert at Milliken Auditorium. Program will feature works from the late composers Norman C. Dietz of CMU, John Moss of Benzie Central High School and Williams Rivard of CMU. Tickets, $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and children under 12. Details
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