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Traverse City News and Events
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Monday, November 8

Spiritual leaders brown bag lunch

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm NMC's Dennos Museum celebrating women as spiritual leaders at this brown bag lunch, presented in collaboration with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse. NMC's religion professor Misty Sheehan; rabbi Chava Bahlel and other local spiritual leaders present to guide the discussion. Details

Workshop: Artisan Breads for the Home Baker

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Workshop: Artisan Breads for the Home Baker offered by Pleasanton Bakery at The Village at GT Commons. Learn how to mix, shape, proof and bake naturally leavened breads in your own kitchen. $145 per person. To reserve your spot, call 941.1964. Space is very limited, payment in full required upon reservation.

"Spinraiser" for TART at Yen Yoga

7:00 pm Yen Yoga & Fitness "Spinraiser" for TART Trails kicks off! The challenge is to ride 150 cumulative miles during spin classes Nov. 8-30. The average mileage during a spin class is 15 miles. Yen Yoga will donated $50 to TART for each participant that reaches this milestone. If 100 people spin a total of 15,000 miles, Yen Yoga will donate an additional $5,000. TART supporters will also receive a membership discount.

"Tar Creek" screening at NMC

7:00 pm Screening of "Tar Creek," a story of a mine-turned toxic Superfund site on former Indian land in Oklahoma. Discussion with director Matt Myer follows. Event held at NMC's Milliken Auditorium and is part of Native American Awareness Month.

Audtions for "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel"

7:00 pm Auditions for "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," written by Michigan author Mitch Albom, at the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City. The show has parts for seven men and two women. Perusal scripts available at OTP's business office. Details

Ballet Hispanico

7:30 pm Ballet Hispanico at Interlochen's Corson Auditorium. Details
Tuesday, November 9

Seminar on Microsoft Outlook

8:00 am - 10:00 am The Ultimate Productivity Tool: Harness the Power of Microsoft Outlook. Seminar for business owners/managers presented by Safety Net at Cambria Suites in Traverse City. 10 tips you can put into action the same day. Pre-registration required. Details

Human Resource Association meeting

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Traverse Area Human Resource Association meeting at the Park Place in Traverse City. Sheri Welsh from Welsh & Associates will present strategies to help select and retain employees. Guests are encouraged ($30 includes lunch). Email tahrashrm@gmail.com for more info.

Jazz at Stella

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Live jazz at Trattoria Stella in Traverse City featuring the Ron Getz, Crispin Campbell & Jack Dryden Trio.

Meet the Winemaker dinner series at Uncorked

6:00 pm Meet the Winemaker wine dinner series at Uncorked Wine Bar in downtown Traverse City. The Nov. 9 event features Silver Leaf Vineyard. Check the website for menu/cost. Reservations suggested. Details

Audtions for "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel"

7:00 pm Auditions for "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," written by Michigan author Mitch Albom, at the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City. The show has parts for seven men and two women. Perusal scripts available at OTP's business office. Details

"Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story" screening

7:00 pm Screening of "Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story" at NMC's Dennos Museum. Free. Event in honor of Native American Awareness Month.
Wednesday, November 10

Seminar on Microsoft Outlook

8:00 am - 10:00 am The Ultimate Productivity Tool: Harness the Power of Microsoft Outlook. Seminar for business owners/managers presented by Safety Net at the Hampton Inn in Petoskey. 10 tips you can put into action the same day. Pre-registration required. Details

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.

Newcomers Men's Breakfast

9:00 am Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse hosts a Men's Breakfast at the Omelette Shoppe in the Campus Plaza in Traverse City. Details

Native American Cultural Awareness Day

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Native American Cultural Awareness Day at NMC. Hand drumming, basket makers and more in the West Hall lobby and conference room.

Gear Swap at Mt. Holiday

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Annual Gear Swap/Season Kickoff Party at Mt. Holiday in Traverse City. Bring your snowboard and ski gear to swap or sell.

GT Dems meeting

6:00 pm Grand Traverse County Democratic Executive Board meeting at the Michigan Education Association office (1745 Barlow). Please bring non-perishable food items to donate to area food banks.

Green Infrastructure workshop

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Free Green Infrastructure workshop hosted by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments and the Grand Traverse Conservation District. Held at the Boardman RIver Nature Center in Traverse City. More info by calling Patty O'Donnell at 929.5039.

Fustini's and Short's Beer Dinner

7:00 pm Fustini's and Short's Beer Dinner at Hanna Bistro in downtown Traverse City. Call 946.8207 for reservations.
Thursday, November 11

Tony Rubleski event in Grand Rapids

8:00 am - 10:00 am MiBiz presents Tony Rubleski from Mind Capture Group at the WMU Conference Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Session: "How to 'Capture' and Awaken More Sales & Profits." Details

Fall Food and Essentials Drive

8:00 am - 6:00 pm Goodwill Inn's annual Fall Food and Essentials Drive at Brown Lumber (1701 S Airport Rd) in Traverse City. Hours are Thursday-Saturday, 8am-6pm and Sunday, 11am-5pm.

Verizon Wireless' toy and book drive

9:00 am Verizon Wireless kicks off its "Hometown Holiday Toy and Book Drive." Donations of new toys and books will be given to children living in the emergency shelter at the Women's Resource Center. Donations can be made through December 10 at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Traverse City and at participating authorized dealers around the area.

Free Medicare seminar

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

NorthSky Learning Lab: Conducting Donor Calls

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm NorthSky Learning Lab: Conducting Donor Calls led by NorthSky's Pam Evans. Learn how to target major donors, prepare for a donor appointment and practice making "the ask." Event held at NMC's University Center. Details

Grand Traverse Musicale meeting/program

1:00 pm Grand Traverse Musicale meeting and music program at the First Congregational Church on Center Rd. in Traverse City. Kerfunken will be performing Celtic music. The club raises money to be given in scholarships to area music students.

Pasta on the Peninsula

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Pasta on the Peninsula at Old Mission School in Traverse City. Dinner provided by Jolly Pumpkin. The dinner and silent auction raise funds for the school's Spanish program, playground improvements and technology enhancements. The first 250 people in the door receive a week-long Contempo spa package worth $50 from Planet Beach. Details

Community dinner for Habitat for Humanity

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Community Dinner at Traverse Bay United Methodist Church. Proceeds benefit the Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region and the Hannon family home being built on S. Airport Rd. Tickets, $8 adults, children under 12, $3.50.

Women's Night Out wine tasting

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Folgarelli's annual Women's Night Out wine tasting event at InsideOut Gallery in Traverse City's Warehouse District. Jerome Smith of Select Fine Wines leading the event. $15 per person, donated to local food pantries. RSVP by calling 941.7651.

Leelanau Chamber Business After Hours

5:30 pm Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at the LPCC building (5 miles south of Suttons Bay on M-22). The event is jointly hosted by the newly opened 22 Vines Market and Deli and the newly renovated Chateau de Leelanau.

Divine Mercy presentation

7:00 pm Divine Mercy presentation at Immaculate Conception Church (720 2nd St.) in Traverse City. For more info call Anna, 941.8410.

Oklahoma! presented by TC Central

7:00 pm The musical Oklahoma! presented by Traverse City Central High School's music department. Call the box office (opens Nov. 1) for tickets, 933.3573.

Newcomers Club auction

7:00 pm Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse hosts the Newcomers Auction at The Presbyterian Church (701 Westminster) in Traverse City. For more info, contact Dan at danklim1@gmail.com. Public welcome to attend. Details

Franc D'Ambrosio in concert

7:30 pm Franc D'Ambrosio in concert at the City Opera House in Traverse City. D'Ambrosio is best known as the "Phantom" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, The Phantom of the Opera. He will perform timeless classics from Broadway. Details

Pub Theology

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

"Barefoot in the Park"

8:00 pm Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" performed at the Elk Rapids Town Hall. Tickets, $10.
Friday, November 12

NMC's Lifelong Learning Campus Day

9:45 am - 2:30 pm The LIFE Academy of Northwestern Michigan College hosts its Lifelong Learning Campus Day at the University Center on Cass Road. $20. For more info or to register, visit nmc.edu/ees. Details

Blood Drive at Impres

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Impres Salon Spa in Traverse City hosting a community blood drive. For an appointment cal 941.9094. Everyone who donates will be entered in a drawing for a free 60-minute massage from Impres.

Salvation Army's "Red Kettle Campaign" kick-off

1:00 pm The Salvation Army's "Red Kettle Campaign" kicks off at Glen's Market (8th Street) in Traverse City. Event will feature a musical medley of Christmas carols performed by The Salvation Army Brass Band.

Book signing at Horizon

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Reshma Sapra, award-winning author of "In the Indian Night Sky" reads and signs her book at Horizon Books in downtown Traverse City. The book is a medalist for the 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.

Lulu's Dinner to benefit Great Lakes Culinary Institute

6:30 pm Special dinner at Lulu's Bistro in Bellaire to benefit the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Chefs Bob Rodriguez of the GLCI and Henry Bisson of Lulu's will prepare the six-course menu. Seating is at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $45/person. Reservations: 533.5252.

Oklahoma! presented by TC Central

7:00 pm The musical Oklahoma! presented by Traverse City Central High School's music department. Call the box office (opens Nov. 1) for tickets, 933.3573.

Author Karl Marlantes at the CIty Opera House

7:00 pm An Evening with Karl Marlantes, former Marine and author of New York Times bestseller "Matterhorn" at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Includes a Q & A session with author Doug Stanton. Tickets, $15. Hosted by the National Writers Series. Details

The Four Bitchin' Babes

8:00 pm The Four Bitchin' Babes present "Hormonal Imbalance" at the Dennos Museum's Milliken Auditorium in Traverse City. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door. Visit fourbitchinbabes.com. Details

"Barefoot in the Park"

8:00 pm Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" performed at the Elk Rapids Town Hall. Tickets, $10.

"One Love" holiday party

9:00 pm Will Ready "One Love" holiday party to benefit the Father Fred Foundation, Goodwill and the Women's Resource Center with donations of food and money. The "One Love" show is at Wilderness Crossing in Traverse City. Ready is an R&B/soul singer based in Traverse City.
Saturday, November 13

TC's Shop Your Community Day

9:00 am Shop Your Community Day in downtown Traverse City. Shop at participating stores and donate 15% of your purchase price to the nonprofit of your choice.

Ski Swap & Sale

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Ski Swap & Sale hosted by the GT Ski Club at TC West Junior High.

Chickens in the Yard workshop

10:00 am - 11:00 am Chickens in the Yard workshop led by city dweller and chicken handler Sarah Payette. Learn how to care for chickens, where to order them and how to find a coop. See photos of local coops and chicken breeds and learn how easy it is to raise chickens. $5 suggested donation. Workshop held at the Boardman River Nature Center in Traverse City.

Dear Camp at Left Foot Charley

10:00 am - 9:00 pm Dear Camp at Left Foot Charley at The Village at GT Commons. Discounts on wine and cider and fall-inspired recipe demos from 2-4 p.m. Reserve your spot by calling 995.0500

Documentary films at the Dennos

10:00 am - 6:00 pm The Dennos Museum, in collaboration with CMU Television, presents independent, documentary films featuring strong women: "Shadya," "Iron Ladies of Liberia," Shayfeen.com: We're Watching You," and "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai." Details

National Family Volunteering Day event

10:00 am - 2:00 pm National Family Volunteering Day. Families are being asked to stuff toiletry bags for Safe Harbor, a group of churches that provide overnight shelter to our homeless community. Meet at the Presbyterian Church (701 Westminster St) in Traverse City. More info by calling Amanda Hilt at the United Way, 947.3200 x206.

TC Children's Book Festival

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Traverse City Children's Book Festival at the City Opera House. The festival offers a sampling of books from a variety of Michigan and national publishers. Admission is free. Local nonprofits on hand with kid-friendly activities. Proceeds from the day will benefit the GT Area Literacy Council.

Newcomers Walk in the Woods

11:00 am Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse hosts a Walk in the Woods on the Boardman Trail in Traverse City. Contact Dick of Jane Grew, 941.4961 for more info. Details

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: Jack Hobey

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Jack Hobey, author of Lost Boys: The Beulah Home Tragedy, discusses and signs his book at Traverse City's Horizon Books.

Rojo Loco at Crema

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

Oklahoma! presented by TC Central

7:00 pm The musical Oklahoma! presented by Traverse City Central High School's music department. Call the box office (opens Nov. 1) for tickets, 933.3573.

Star gazing at Rogers Observatory

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Public viewing night at Rogers Observatory in Traverse City. Free, but donations appreciated.

Oro Del Norte at Leelanau Sands

9:00 pm Oro Del Norte in concert at the Leelanau Sands Showroom in Peshawbestown. Tickets, $10. Must be 18 or older.
Sunday, November 14

Peego's offers free meal to all "first responders"

8:30 am - 9:00 pm Peegeo's in Traverse City (525 High Lake Rd) offering a complimentary meal all day to "first responders," including sheriff officers, city and state police, fire personnel, EMTs, and DNR officers. Bring your department ID and a good appetite!

Ski Swap & Sale

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Ski Swap & Sale hosted by the GT Ski Club at TC West Junior High.

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

Wild & Scenic Film Fest

1:00 pm - 9:00 pm Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival. Films shown at the State Theatre in downtown Traverse City. After-party at Left Foot Charley from 5-6:30 p.m. and a Breathe Owl Breathe CD release party at Higher Grounds starting at 7 p.m. Details

"Refusing to be Enemies: The Zeitouna Story"

2:00 pm Screening of "Refusing to be Enemies: The Zeitouna Story" at NMC's Dennos Museum. Filmmaker Laurie White in attendance. Event is a collaboration with CMU Public Television.

Oklahoma! presented by TC Central

3:00 pm The musical Oklahoma! presented by Traverse City Central High School's music department. Call the box office (opens Nov. 1) for tickets, 933.3573.

Holiday Winefest

5:00 pm First annual Holiday Winefest, fundraiser for the Parkside Arts Council. Social hour begins at 5pm at Lulu's in Bellaire. $50 person. Details

Poets Night Out

7:00 pm 14th Annual Poets Night Out at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Juried poetry reading. Details
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