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Monday, December 6

Oryana Member Appreciation Days

8:00 am - 7:00 pm Oryana Member Appreciation Days, Dec 5-11, in Traverse City. Members can pick up a 10% off coupon at the customer service counter and shop on the day of their choosing. Loads of free activities and promotions! Those who sign-up for membership this day will also receive an addt'l 10% off coupon to use on another day. Details

Amical's cookbook dinner series

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cookbook dinner series featuring recipes from Thomas Keller's "Ad Hoc at Home" at Amical in downtown Traverse City. Call 941.8888. Details
Tuesday, December 7

Oryana Member Appreciation Days

8:00 am - 7:00 pm Oryana Member Appreciation Days, Dec 5-11, in Traverse City. Members can pick up a 10% off coupon at the customer service counter and shop on the day of their choosing. Loads of free activities and promotions! Those who sign-up for membership this day will also receive an addt'l 10% off coupon to use on another day. Details

Workshop: The Board Primer

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Workshop: The Board Primer hosted by Pam Evans, NorthSky Nonprofit Planning Consultant. If you currently serve on a nonprofit board or are interested in joining one, this workshop is for you. Workshop held at NMC's Great Lakes Campus in TC. Details

Speed networking event for young professionals

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm The Grand Traverse Area Jaycees in conjunction with the Leelanau Chamber's Gen Netxt group hosting a networking event for professionals aged 21-40 at the Governmental Center in Suttons Bay. Bring your business cards and your best elevator speech! Entry is canned goods for the Leelanau Pantry. Must RSVP to attend. Call Lisa at 357.4628.

Jazz at Stella

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday Jazz at Stella featuring Ron Getz, Crispin Campbell & Jack Dryden.

Homebuyer Education Class

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free Homebuyer Education class offered by the NW Michigan Community Action Agency. Held at 3963 Three Mile Road in Traverse City. For more info or to register, call 800.632.7334.

Amical's cookbook dinner series

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cookbook dinner series featuring recipes from Thomas Keller's "Ad Hoc at Home" at Amical in downtown Traverse City. Call 941.8888. Details

NMC Chamber Singers and GT Chorale in concert

7:30 pm NMC Chamber Singers and GT Chorale performs at NMC's Milliken Auditorium. The repertoire of this mixed choir of 60 voices represents many styles and historic periods. Details

TCYP Undercover Night Out

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm TC Young Professionals Undercover Night Out at Lucky Jack's (formerly Timberlanes) in Traverse City. Free bowling, bumper cars, laser tag, prizes. Details
Wednesday, December 8

Oryana Member Appreciation Days

8:00 am - 7:00 pm Oryana Member Appreciation Days, Dec 5-11, in Traverse City. Members can pick up a 10% off coupon at the customer service counter and shop on the day of their choosing. Loads of free activities and promotions! Those who sign-up for membership this day will also receive an addt'l 10% off coupon to use on another day. Details

MAS 90/MAS 200 user support group

9:00 am - 11:00 am MAS 90/MAS 200 user support group hosted by Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth at 415 Munson Ave in Traverse City. Participation open to all new and continuing users of Sage Software's MAS 90 and MAS 200 operating systems. Topics focus on year-end strategies and back-up strategies. Details

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. Contact George at gkobernus@chartermi.net. Details

Cherry Knoll fundraising night at Wendy's

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cherry Knoll Elementary fundraising night at Wendy's Restaurant (across from Meijer) in Traverse City. The school will receive 50% of all dining room sales between 4-7 p.m. Cherry Knoll Brownies on hand assisting kids in making holiday cards for military personnel and senior citizens. Principal Mr. Parker reading books to kids from 5:30-7.

Ladies Night at Wild Raisin Gallery

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Wild Raisin Gallery in Fife Lake hosts its annual Ladies Night Out. Chocolate, champagne and ice cream. Handmade jewelry. Gift registry available. Details

Homebuyer Education Class

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free Homebuyer Education class offered by the NW Michigan Community Action Agency. Held at 3963 Three Mile Road in Traverse City. For more info or to register, call 800.632.7334.

Amical's cookbook dinner series

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cookbook dinner series featuring recipes from Thomas Keller's "Ad Hoc at Home" at Amical in downtown Traverse City. Call 941.8888. Details
Thursday, December 9

Oryana Member Appreciation Days

8:00 am - 7:00 pm Oryana Member Appreciation Days, Dec 5-11, in Traverse City. Members can pick up a 10% off coupon at the customer service counter and shop on the day of their choosing. Loads of free activities and promotions! Those who sign-up for membership this day will also receive an addt'l 10% off coupon to use on another day. Details

Webinar: AFP Think Tank – The Law and Nonprofit Boards

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Webinar: AFP Think Tank – The Law and Nonprofit Boards. This session is designed to help fundraisers and board members spot conflicts of interest, identify potentially harmful transactions, and formulate procedures to ensure that transactions with board members do not violate state laws or the internal revenue code. Led by Melanie B. Leslie, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Webinar can only be accessed from the NMC University Center. Details

Benefit for Sairy Franks

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Benefit party for Sairy Franks, a local resident battling Lyme disease, at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Musicians Kate Gordon and Levi Britton perform in the Mercato, organic food, beer, wine, dessert and a silent auction. Details

Ladies' Night in downtown TC

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Ladies' Night in downtown Traverse City. Store specials, refreshments, prize drawings and caroling throughout the evening with the Sweet Adelines.

Leelanau Chamber Business After Hours

5:30 pm Leelanau Peninsula Chamber's Holiday Business After Hours at the Village Inn in Suttons Bay. Come join the networking and holiday caroling! Music provided by Johnny Rutherford. Event sponsored by The Business Helper and Northwestern Bank.

Workshop: Planning for the New Economy

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Workshop: Planning for the New Economy. Designed for elected officials, planning commissioners, economic development practitioners and professional planners, the workshop explores how the new economy can be integrated into local decision-making. Hosted by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments and MSU Extension, the workshop will be held at the Michigan Works! Center in Traverse City. $25 per person. Details

Amical's cookbook dinner series

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cookbook dinner series featuring recipes from Thomas Keller's "Ad Hoc at Home" at Amical in downtown Traverse City. Call 941.8888. Details

GT Academy holiday band concert

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Grand Traverse Academy holiday band concert, with performances by the secondary school cadet band, concert band, and varsity and symphonic bands. Concert is in the school's main gym (1245 Hammond Road East) and is free and open to the public.

Pub Theology

8:00 pm Pub Theology – beer, conversation and God – at Right Brain Brewery in TC's Warehouse District.
Friday, December 10

Oryana Member Appreciation Days

8:00 am - 7:00 pm Oryana Member Appreciation Days, Dec 5-11, in Traverse City. Members can pick up a 10% off coupon at the customer service counter and shop on the day of their choosing. Loads of free activities and promotions! Those who sign-up for membership this day will also receive an addt'l 10% off coupon to use on another day. Details

United Way indoor yard sale

9:00 am - 3:00 pm The United Way of Northwest Michigan has cleaned out its basement and is selling all the stuff they found! Computers, monitors, keyboards and much more. Nothing priced over $10. Office is located at 521 S Union Street in Traverse City (between 8th and 9th streets).

Newcomers Film Group

5:00 pm Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse hosts a Film Group. Contact Judy at jpelto1@charter.net for details about film and location. Details

Newcomers Film Group

5:00 pm Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse hosts a Film Group. Contact Judy at jpelto1@charter.net for details about film and location. Details

Madrigal Dinner at Elk Rapids High

6:00 pm 7th annual Madrigal Dinner at Elk Rapids High School. The dinner benefits the ERHS choir and drama programs. Entertainment by the Court Jesters and dozens of other drama students. Meal catered by Roberto Corona. Tkts available by calling the high school office, 264.8108.

Amical's cookbook dinner series

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cookbook dinner series featuring recipes from Thomas Keller's "Ad Hoc at Home" at Amical in downtown Traverse City. Call 941.8888. Details

Author Richard Smith at Horizon

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Richard Smith, author of Black Bear Hunting, signs his books at Traverse City's Horizon Books. He will also be offering his new DVD, Field Judging Black Bears.

Sleeping Beauty

7:30 pm Sleeping Beauty performed at Interlochen's Corson Auditorium. Additional performances Sat. and Sun. at 2 pm. Details

NMC Jazz Bands in concert

8:00 pm NMC Jazz Bands perform "A Little Christmas Music, A Lot of Jazz" featuring Jazz Lab Band, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and NMC Big Band. Special guests will be the Blue Lake Faculty Jazz 6tet. Details
Saturday, December 11

Oryana Member Appreciation Days

8:00 am - 7:00 pm Oryana Member Appreciation Days, Dec 5-11, in Traverse City. Members can pick up a 10% off coupon at the customer service counter and shop on the day of their choosing. Loads of free activities and promotions! Those who sign-up for membership this day will also receive an addt'l 10% off coupon to use on another day. Details

Wineries of Old Mission host Day of Giving

8:00 am Wineries of Old Mission host Day of Giving: Shop the Wineries of Old Mission and support area nonprofits. For one day only, each winery will be donating 15 percent of their gross sales to a local nonprofit.

Pathfinder School Holiday Art & Craft Show

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Pathfinder School Holiday Art & Craft Show in Traverse City featuring handcrafted items from 40 artists including wearable art, wooden toy chests & toys, beach glass jewelry, bird feeders, gourmet candies and much more. School is located at 11930 S West Bay Shore Dr.

Run Across Ethiopia fundraiser

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Trunk show and silent auction, fundraiser for Run Across Ethiopia, at Higher Grounds at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

Maker's Market presents indie holiday craft fair

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Maker's Market presents Holla-Day Bazaar, an indie craft fair, at InsideOut Gallery in Traverse City's Warehouse District. More than 30 local and regional crafters. Fair sponsored by Recycle Chicken, Cuppa Joe and NM3.

WOMP Day of Giving

11:00 am - 5:00 pm Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula host Day of Giving. Each winery donating 15% of their gross sales – from the tasting room and website – to a select nonprofit. Details

Super Science Saturday

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Super Science Saturday at Traverse City Central High School. An event for children and their parents to explore science themes through demos, hands-on experiments and videos. Including Robots, Robots, Robots! A Giant Spirograph and Slime! Suggested donation of $5 per person/$20 per family benefits the FIRST robotics team at TC Central.

Holiday Extravaganza at The Village

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Holiday Extravaganza at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Sales, hors d'oeuvres, games & prizes, live music. Farmers Market from 10am-2pm.

Story time with Dr. Seuss

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm The Young Company from the Old Town Playhouse at Horizon Books in Traverse City reading books by Dr. Seuss and entertaining kids with some of the characters from the musical Seussical, Jr.!

Madrigal Dinner at Elk Rapids High

6:00 pm 7th annual Madrigal Dinner at Elk Rapids High School. The dinner benefits the ERHS choir and drama programs. Entertainment by the Court Jesters and dozens of other drama students. Meal catered by Roberto Corona. Tkts available by calling the high school office, 264.8108.

Amical's cookbook dinner series

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cookbook dinner series featuring recipes from Thomas Keller's "Ad Hoc at Home" at Amical in downtown Traverse City. Call 941.8888. Details

Seth and May concert at Higher Grounds

7:00 pm Seth and May withl full band perform at Higher Grounds Trading Co. at the Village at GT Commons. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets, $15. A benefit for the Run Across Ethiopia.

TSO presents "Sing for Joy"

7:30 pm Traverse Symphony Orchestra presents "Sing for Joy" at the City Opera House. Celebrate the holiday season with Maestro Kevin Rhodes and five of his favorite vocal soloists. Details

Public viewing night at observatory

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Public viewing night at NMC's Rogers Observatory (1753 Brimley Road) in Traverse City.
Sunday, December 12

TC's Wellington Inn hosts holiday tours

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Traverse City's Wellington Inn hosts its 8th annual "Inn at Christmastime." Experience an old-fashioned Christmas at this beautifully restored 1905 neoclassical mansion in the historic Boardman neighborhood. Tickets, $10 at the door. Details

St. Lucia Celebration

3:00 pm St. Lucia Celebration at NMC's Dennos Museum, in conjunction with the Celebrating Women exhibition which features photographs of Sankta Lucia festivals in Sweden. Live music. $5 for members, $7 for non-members. Details

TSO presents "Sing for Joy"

3:00 pm Traverse Symphony Orchestra presents "Sing for Joy" at the City Opera House. Celebrate the holiday season with Maestro Kevin Rhodes and five of his favorite vocal soloists. Details

Amical's cookbook dinner series

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cookbook dinner series featuring recipes from Thomas Keller's "Ad Hoc at Home" at Amical in downtown Traverse City. Call 941.8888. Details
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