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Monday, November 1

Brainstorm Challenge Day

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Brainstorm Challenge Day, "It's Magic!," at the Great Lakes Children's Museum. Activities include magic tricks, optical illusions, how science makes magic "work," and more. Activities are geared for children age 5 and up. $6.
Tuesday, November 2

Election Day. Vote!

7:00 am - 8:00 pm Election Day. Vote!

TCYP Undercover Night Out

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm TC Young Professionals Undercover Night Out at The Mercato with the Traverse City Rotary Club. Enjoy Leelanau Peninsula wines and appetizers. Details

"A Woman's Guide to Financial Freedom"

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm "A Woman's Guide to Financial Freedom" hosted by Briant Sikorski of Merrill Lynch. Guest speaker is Kristin Buikema of Goldman Sachs Management. Event held at Cambria Suites on Munson Ave. in Traverse City. For more info/RSVP, call 922.0707.

Jazz at Stella

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Live jazz at Trattoria Stella in Traverse City featuring Dawn Campbell.
Wednesday, November 3

GTWoman Network Nite

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm GTWoman Network Nite at FAST Physical Therapy and Fitness in Traverse City. Speaker is Julie Quinn M.D., practice manager of Northwood Ob/Gyn. Details

Haberdashers gathering

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Haberdashers, a professional and social networking group organized by The Captain's Quarters, meets at Crema in downtown Traverse City. Event also supports The Run Across Ethiopia.

Quota International of Traverse City meeting

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Quota International of Traverse City monthly meeting at The Park Place. Socializing begins at 5:30pm, followed by dinner at 6. A short business meeting and educational program on "Service Awareness" follow.
Thursday, November 4

Seminar on Alzheimer's disease

8:00 am - 4:00 pm "Creating Moments of Joy" – A Day with Jolene Brackey hosted by Benzie Home Health Care in partnership with The Alzheimer's Association. Brackey is the founder of Enhanced Moments and the seminar offers a new perspective of Alzheimer's disease by focusing on the positive aspects. $10 suggested donation. Lunch for an addt'l $10. Call 882.5031 to register by Oct. 22. Repeat seminar on Fri., Nov. 5.

Getting Good at Grants workshop

8:30 am - 3:30 pm Getting Good at Grants workshop hosted by NorthSky Nonprofit Network and led by Robin Lynn Grinnell of MissionFirst. $55 includes breakfast, lunch and materials. Details

GTOC fall trunk show

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic's baseball-themed fall eyewear trunk show. Discounts of 20% and more. Bring a non-perishable food item for Father Fred and score special prizes. Event held at 929 Business Park Drive in Traverse City.

Spa Night at Salone de Capelli

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Spa Night at Salone de Capelli at The Village at GT Commons. Wine and a mini spa service for $25. Call 933.9897.

Women Winemakers/Women Chefs dinner

6:00 pm Women Winemakers and Women Chefs Dinner at Hanna Bistro in downtown Traverse City. Call 946.8207 for reservations.

Small Business Financing Roundtable

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Small Business Financing Roundtable led by Thomas Zernick, SBA lender at Citizens Bank. Learn how to apply for a SBA loan, understand lending alternatives and write an effective business plan. Event hosted by Citizen's Bank and the MI-SBTDC at McGuire's Resort in Cadillac. RSVP by calling 922.3780.

Chemical Dependency Intervention Class

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Chemical Dependency Intervention Class, led by Judge Thomas Gilbert (ret.). Explore the effects of addiction on families and friends, which intervention methods work and which do not, and how to intervene with dignity and respect. Class meets on Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 at NMC's University Center. Cost, $55. Details

Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society meeting

7:00 pm The Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society meeting at the Peninsula Township Hall (13235 Center Rd). Richard Carroll will give a presentation on the Friedrich Observation Tower.

Community Cinema Series at the Dennos

7:00 pm "Deep Down" showing at NMC's Dennos Museum as part of its free Community Cinema Series. Details

"Focus on Energy" presentation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Craig Lewis of the FIT Coalition presents "Tools to Finance Renewable Energy: An Important Discussion on Feed-In Tariffs." Free event takes place at the Oleson Center on NMC's campus and is the latest in the "Focus on Energy" series presented by the Grand Vision Energy Network.

Comedienne Marti Johnson at Lil Bo

7:00 pm Stand-up comic Marti Johnson at Lil Bo Pub and Grille in downtown Traverse City.

Release party for Vicious

7:00 pm Release party for Vicious, North Peak's newest bottled brew, at Blue Tractor & The Shed in Traverse City.

Pub Theology

8:00 pm Pub Theology – beer, conversation and God – at Right Brain Brewery in TC's Warehouse District.
Friday, November 5

Dave Ramsey live simulcast

9:00 am - 3:30 pm Entreleadership, a 1-day live simulcast nationwide with businessman Dave Ramsey, at New Hope Community Church in Traverse City. $30 per person. Details

Exhibit at Artcenter Traverse City

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Boardman River Trading Company's Dick Davis art exhibit at Artcenter Traverse City. Exhibit features hand-crafted furniture and wood, leather, stone and metal 3-dimensional works of art. Free admission. Exhibit runs through Nov. 29.

Suicide awareness training workshop

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop for community members interested in learning practical skills to connect a person at risk of suicide to suicide intervention resources. Presented by Jason Simpkins, LMSW, at NMC's University Center in Traverse City. Cost is $40. Registration due to Third Level Crisis Center by Oct. 29, 922.4800. Details

Holiday Art Market

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm 7th annual Holiday Art Market at The Children's House in Traverse City. Fine arts and crafts with holiday flair. The Children's House is located on N. Long Lake Rd. across from TC West High School.

Y Family Fun Night

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Family Fun Night at the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA. Play racquetball, basketball, tennis, ping pong and Wii. Pizza, beverages and snacks. Admission is free to Y members and $15 per family for non-members. Details

SwingShift and the Stars competition

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm SwingShift and the Stars competition at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the competition begins at 7:15 p.m. Details

Jazz North at Lil Bo

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Jazz North, Traverse City's 7-piece "Little Big Band," plays jazz standards comprised of swing, Latin, blues and R&B for dancing at Lil Bo in downtown Traverse City.

"The Knuckle Heads" at Wilderness Crossing

9:00 pm - 1:00 am "The Knuckle Heads" live at Wilderness Crossing in Traverse City featuring Matt Marsh, Dave Barth and Boo Ross.
Saturday, November 6

Holiday Art Market

10:00 am - 4:00 pm 7th annual Holiday Art Market at The Children's House in Traverse City. Fine arts and crafts with holiday flair. The Children's House is located on N. Long Lake Rd. across from TC West High School.

Toast the Season wine tour

11:00 am - 5:00 pm Toast the Season wine tour hosted by the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association. The tour features a special wine pour accompanied by holiday-themed gourmet food. At your starting winery, you will be given a glass, holiday ornament and a gift basket from Sleeping Bear Gourmet. Tkts, $50 per person or $75 per couple. Details

Author signing at Horizon Books: Palma Richardson

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Palma Richardson signing her book "I Remember Alice" at Horizon Books in Traverse City. The book is a biography of her mother, Alice Tredway, a resident of the Upper Peninsula who was known for her spiritual counseling using past life therapy.

Boardman River Hike

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Boardman River Hike at the Boardman River Nature Center in Traverse City. All ages welcome. Explore the trails along the river's edge and discover the plants and animals of the watershed. $5 suggested donation. Details

Dance Center presents "A Christmas Carol"

2:00 pm The Dance Center Youth Ensemble presents "A Christmas Carol" at NMC's Milliken Auditorium in Traverse City. Another show Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $15. Details

Community Mural Mosaic Party

3:00 pm Community Mural Mosaic Party! Festivities begin at 3pm at the public art wall at ACE Hardware on Front Street in Traverse City. The celebration continues at the Artcenter Traverse City (Elmwood/11th) at 5pm. Free admission. Details

Rojo Loco at Crema

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Latin dance band Rojo Loco plays at Cafe Crema in downtown Traverse City.

Tango & swing dance classes

4:00 pm NMC student group iDance offering swing and tango dance lessons followed by a Chance to Dance at the Traverse City Opera House. Community members of all ages and experience levels are invited to drop in for a swing dance lesson (4-5:30pm) and tango lesson (5:45-7:15pm). Open dancing 8pm-Midnight. Cost is $7 for students, $12 for adults and $20 for couples. Partners not necessary. Appetizers served. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

Old Time Country Dance

7:30 pm Old TIme Country Dance at the Carnegie Building in Petoskey sponsored by Blissfest. Dance features the Peacemeal String Band. A family-friendly event. Details
Sunday, November 7

Free community-wide recycle event

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Daylight Savings Clean Up and Green Up hosted by the Michigan Green Consortium in Parking Lot B in downtown Traverse City. For a list of what will be accepted visit www.cleanupgreenup.com Details

Toast the Season wine tour

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Toast the Season wine tour hosted by the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association. The tour features a special wine pour accompanied by holiday-themed gourmet food. At your starting winery, you will be given a glass, holiday ornament and a gift basket from Sleeping Bear Gourmet. Tkts, $50 per person or $75 per couple. Details

Dance Center presents "A Christmas Carol"

2:00 pm The Dance Center Youth Ensemble presents "A Christmas Carol" at NMC's Milliken Auditorium in Traverse City. Another show Sunday evening at 5 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $15. Details

Instructor & Student art show/sale

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Artist reception for instructors and students from Artcenter Traverse City at the Traverse Area District Library. The show and sale will showcase artwork of all media and skill levels. Free admission.

Last Comic Standing

4:00 pm Last Comic Standing Live Tour with the finalists from Season 7 of NBC's Last Comic Standing at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Two shows, 4 pm and 7pm. Details

"Chick 'n Dinner" fundraiser

5:00 pm 2nd annual "Chick 'n Dinner" at Blue Tractor in Traverse City, benefiting the Traverse Bay Advocacy Center. Tickets are $25 and include dinner, activities, live entertainment and prizes. Details
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