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Traverse City News and Events
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Monday, November 15

Grocery Store Tour for Diabetics

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Munson dietitian Connie Metcalf leads a new view of grocery aisles with a diabetes-focused grocery store tour at Tom's on East Bay in Traverse City. Registration required. Call 935.8200.

Invasive Species teacher workshop

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Invasive Species teacher workshop offered by the Inland Seas Education Association. This two-session workshop (also meets on Nov. 22) is free and open to teachers of any grade level. For info or to register, visit www.schoolship.org.

"Happy Hour Hustle" at Cambria Suites in TC

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm "Happy Hour Hustle" hosted by SwingShift and the Stars dancer Heather Daniels and Cambria Suites in Traverse City. Heather will teach the Hustle to attendees. Appetizers and a happy hour cash bar. No entrance fee, donations accepted and support the Alzheimer's Association, Northern Michigan region Details

Open house at Pete's Place

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Open House at Pete's Place (2943 Keystone Rd) in Traverse City. Pete's Place is the only shelter for runaway and homeless youth in northern Michigan. Event is part of National Homeless Awareness Week.

Run Across Ethiopia fundraiser at Lil Bo

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm SweetWater Blues Band hosting a fundraising benefit at Traverse City's Lil Bo for the Run Across Ethiopia campaign. Free will donation at the door. Appetizers, drink specials, silent auction, raffle. All donations, auction & raffle money and 25 percent of sales donated. Details

Ladies Nite Out at the Torch Riviera

6:00 pm Comedian Marti Johnson performs for "Ladies Nite Out" at the Torch Riviera Restaurant in Rapid City. Sponsored by the Elk Rapids Business & Professional Women, event proceeds support its scholarship fund. Dinner, door prizes and a local merchants gift parade. Tickets, $30/person or group of 8 for $220. Call Mel at 631.1836.
Tuesday, November 16

TC Chamber Business Expo

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. Details

Homeless Youth Walk

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Homeless Youth Walk. Join area youth in campaigning through Traverse City to raise awareness about youth homelessness. Pre-registration required. Contact Amy, 922.4800.

Green Drinks in TC

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Green Drinks at Poppycocks in downtown Traverse City. Organic drinks and appetizers. Details

TCYP Book Club

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm TC Young Professionals Book Club discussing Horse Soldiers with author Doug Stanton at the Arbors of Traverse. Details

Black Star Farms "twitter tasting"

7:30 pm Black Star Farms hosts "twitter tasting" for its two new sparkling releases, 2009 Be Dazzled and 2010 Bubbly Nouveau. Participants can find Black Star on Twitter @bstar2009. Use the hashtag #bsfbubbly. Both wines for sale at all three BSF locations.Contact Coryn Briggs at 944.1311 for more info. Details
Wednesday, November 17

QuickBooks Training

8:30 am - 12:00 pm QuickBooks training session offered by Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth in Traverse City. Third session: QuickBooks Basics Revisited. Training appropriate for current QB users as well as novices. Offered free by DGN's Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisors. Details

TC Chamber Business After Hours

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm TC Chamber Business After Hours at Courtyard by Marriott (3615 S. Airport Rd. W). Co-hosted by Red's BBQ.

Latin dinner and band at Scott's Harbor Grill.

6:00 pm Personal chef and Costa Rican-native Fresia Granados hosts a Latin dinner at Scott's Harbor Grill in Traverse City. Call 922.2114 for tickets. Details

"For the Next Seven Generations" screening

7:00 pm Screening of "For the Next Seven Generations," at the Dennos Museum. Preceded and followed by the Medicine Lodge Singers from the Grand Traverse Band. $5 adults, $3 kids. Event in honor of Native American Awareness Month.
Thursday, November 18

Veterans' Awareness Day

10:00 am - 2:00 pm The American Red Cross of Northwest Michigan is hosting Veterans' Awareness Day at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. Local Veteran organizations will be on hand to give info about services and programs. All veterans and their families are invited to attend.

"Crafting the Case Statement"

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Workshop on "Crafting the Case Statement," hosted by NorthSky Nonprofit Network. Participants are encouraged to bring their current or draft case statement. Session meets at NMC's University Center and led by Lyn Jenks of Lyn Jenks Consulting. Details

Webinar on designing an internship program

2:00 pm Free webinar: "First Steps – Designing Your Internship Program" hosted by InternMichigan.com. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session. Details

Benzie Chamber After Hours

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Benzie County Chamber of Commerce After Hours at The Maples (210 Maple Avenue) in Frankfort.

Elk Rapids Chamber Business After Hours

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Elk Rapids Chamber Business After Hours at Blue Water Ink & Toning and Siren Hall.

Personal Banking, Mortgages & Retirement session for Administrative Pros

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm The Northern Michigan IAAP chapter hosts its monthly meeting with guest speakers from Fifth Third Bank, Becky Collier and Vicki Graham. The meeting is open, free to the public and held at Dennis, Gartland and Niergath (415 Munson Ave) in Traverse City. Reservations required by emailing iaapnmi@charter.net

Free community movie "The Pursuit of Happiness"

6:00 pm Free community movie, "The Pursuit of Happiness," at the State Theatre in downtown Traverse City in honor of National Homeless Awareness Week. Panel discussion, 6 p.m., movie begins at 6:30 p.m.

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.

"Dessert & Drinks Among the Trees"

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm "Dessert & Drinks Among the Trees" at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City, part of Zonta's Festival of Trees. Music by Ron Hernandez, complementary glass of Black Star Farms wine, sweets and cash bar. Tickets $15. Details

Pub Theology

8:00 pm Pub Theology – beer, conversation and God – at Right Brain Brewery in TC's Warehouse District.
Friday, November 19

TC DDA board mtg

8:00 am 8am, TC DDA board mtg at the Governmental Center.

Artcenter Traverse City's Winter Show

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Artcenter Traverse City presents its juried Winter Show 2010 at The Holiday Inn on West Bay. Paintings, jewelry, clay, mixed media, wood, metals.

Zonta's "What a Girl Wants" event

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Zonta's "What a Girl Wants" event at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City. Women of all ages welcome for an evening of pampering, fun, fashion and more sponsored by Spa Grand Traverse. Tickets, $48. Details

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.

TC North Stars honor military

7:00 pm Traverse City North Stars honor military with special home game at Centre Ice: local honor guards present colors, food and drink specials, prizes, giveaways. Tickets $5 (with military ID) or adults $10, students $5.

Late Nite Catechism at the City Opera House

8:00 pm Comedy "Late Nite Catechism" at the City Opera House in Traverse City. There is also a 2 p.m. show on Saturday (11/20). Details

Rhythmic Circus' "Feet Don't Fail Me Now!"

8:00 pm Rhythmic Circus' current touring production, "Feet Don't Fail Me Now!," at NMC's Dennos Museum. Details

Songwriters in the Round

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Singwriters in the Round perform at Horizon Books in downtown Traverse City.
Saturday, November 20

AC PAW's Craft Show & Bake Sale

9:00 am - 4:00 pm AC PAW's "Annual Christmas in November Craft Show & Bake Sale" at the UAW Hall (703 Rose St) in Traverse City. Silent auction, door prizes, info on adoptable pets. Admission by donation.

Long Lake Craft Show

9:00 am - 3:00 pm Long Lake Elementary Craft Show and Bake Sale. Over 45 vendors selling crafts. Bake Sale supports 4th grade field trip fund. Lunch (10am-2pm) supports the 5th grade day camp.

"Small World" Show & Sale

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Charles Murphy's "Small World" Show & Sale at the Hagerty Center, part of the Zonta Club's Festival of Trees in Traverse City. $5 adults, $3 children.

Pancake Breakfast with Santa

9:00 am Zonta's Pancake Breakfast with Santa at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City. There is also a second seating at 11 a.m. Details

Torch Area Artisans Guild Craft Show

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Torch Area Artisans Guild annual Holiday Craft Show at the Helena Township Community Center in Alden. Vendors, door prizes, bake sale, lunch. Free admission.

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.

Artcenter Traverse City's Winter Show

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Artcenter Traverse City presents its juried Winter Show 2010 at The Holiday Inn on West Bay. Paintings, jewelry, clay, mixed media, wood, metals.

Make Thanksgiving decorations from nature

10:00 am - 11:00 am Learn how to make Thanksgiving decorations from nature (pine cone turkeys, napkin rings from vines) at the Boardman River Nature Center in Traverse City. Call 941.0960 to register. $5 for supplies.

UpNorth TV's "Teleganza"

12:00 pm - 10:00 pm UpNorth TV hosts "Teleganza," a fundraiser featuring 10 hours of live performances from the region's most talented musicians, storytellers and dancers. Presented to a live audience at the Dennos Museum (tickets $10), it will also be cablecast live on UpNorth TV (channels 97 and 992). It will also be streamlined live at upnorthmedia.org. Funds will be used to purchase a mobile video production system and van. Details

Thomas Lynch book signing

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Author Thomas Lynch signs "Walking Papers" and "Apparition and Late Fictions" at Horizon Books in downtown Traverse City.

Bald eagle release

3:00 pm Wings of Wonder invites the public to a bald eagle release at Bower's Harbor Park on the Old Mission Peninsula. For more info, call 231.326.4663.

Rojo Loco at Crema

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

Author signing at Horizon Books

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Gerry Boylan, author of "Getting There" and "Gerry Tales," signs his books at Horizon Books in Traverse City.

Vintage: Wine and Ways Gone By

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm An evening of Elk Rapids history, art and wine at Seed Studio/Gallery in Elk Rapids in cooperation with the Elk Rapids Historical Society. Wine tastings hosted by the Elk Rapids Food & Wine Shop.

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.

TC North Stars honor military

7:00 pm Traverse City North Stars honor military with special home game at Centre Ice: local honor guards present colors, food and drink specials, prizes, giveaways. Tickets $5 (with military ID) or adults $10, students $5.

Zonta's "Dancing Under the Boughs"

7:30 pm - 11:00 pm Zonta Festival of Trees "Dancing Under the Boughs" at the Hagerty Conference Center in Traverse City. The evening will include dance demonstrations of tap, ballroom and hip hop! Details

Late Nite Catechism at the City Opera House

8:00 pm Comedy "Late Nite Catechism" at the City Opera House in Traverse City. There is also a 2 p.m. show on Saturday (11/20). Details
Sunday, November 21

"Dolly & Me, Tea with the Trees"

11:00 am - 1:30 pm Zonta Club of Traverse City hosts "Dolly & Me, Tea with the Trees" at Lobdell's Restaurant (Hagerty Center). Moms, grandmothers and aunts are invited to bring their special girls and their special friend (doll, teddy bear – all are welcome!) for a 3-course tea. Tickets, $19. Details

Holiday celebration in Suttons Bay

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Holiday Open House in Suttons Bay. Sign up to win a $150 shopping spree. Many shops serving wine and hors d'oeuvres.

TC North Stars honor military

1:00 pm Traverse City North Stars honor military with special home game at Centre Ice: local honor guards present colors, food and drink specials, prizes, giveaways. Tickets $5 (with military ID) or adults $10, students $5.

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.
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