Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Current Local Events

Tales from the Trail: Marilyn Hoogstraten will discuss
her "Non-athletic" woman's tale of hiking the
North Country Trail at the Boardman River Nature
Center, TC, 7-8:30pm. Hosted by the Grand
Traverse Hiking Club. $5 suggested donation.

Farm to Table Dinner Experience: Pond Hill
Farm, 6:30pm. The evening starts with appetizers
outside, followed by a four course dinner in the
events barn. Cost, $50 per person.

Freight & Passenger Rail Forum: Share your
thoughts and opinions with Michigan Dept. of
Transportation on rail transport through Northern
Michigan at Michigan Works! Service Center, TC,
from 4-7:30pm. Part of the Grand Vision planning
project. Visit for more.

Fall Wildflowers: Join the Grand Traverse
Audubon Club to learn about fall wildflowers of
the region. Held at the Boardman River Nature
Center, TC, 7-9pm.

Music in the Hills: Curtiss Family Band performs
at Mt. Holiday, TC, at 8pm.

Historical Novels Presentation: Peg Herring,
author of several historical and romance books will
be at the Cheboygan Area Public Library, 6:30pm.


Charlevoix Business After Hours: Held at The
Zone/Gemini Lanes, 5-7pm. Hors d'oeuvres and
cash bar. Cost, $5 for non-chamber members.

Green Drinks: Join other eco-conscious residents
at Pangea's back deck, in TC, from 5-7pm. Visit

Lost on the Steamer Lady Elgin: Presented
by Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum at the
Northport Community Arts Center. Learn all about
the steamer that sank in 1860 and claimed the
lives of more than 300 people. Admission, $12.

Evening with Cara Price: Fundraiser for Child
and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan at
Golden-Fowler, in TC, at 5:30pm. Wine, live music,
interior design workshop and door prizes, which
includes a grand prize hot air balloon ride for two
from Grand Traverse Balloons. Tickets, $15.
Petoskey Business After Hours: Held at Stafford's
Gallery, 5-7pm.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling
Bee": Musical play about six spelling competitors
and learning that winning isn't everything.
Performed by the Old Town Players at the Old
Town Playhouse, TC, at 8pm. Sunday, 3pm.
Tickets, $25 for adults.
for more info.

Fiber Artist Anita Luvera Mayer: The celebration
of women at the Dennos Museum Center, TC, continues
with fiber artist, designer and author Anita
Luvera Mayer and "One Woman's Creative Journey
Presentation," at 7pm.


Senior Luncheon: Free lunch for ages 55 & older
at Eden Bible Church, Beulah, noon. RSVP by
Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 231-882-9495.

Acme Fall Festival: Featuring dinner & a show at
the Williamsburg Theater ("Joan Stanley and the
Blue Shadow Band," "The Patsy Cline Show") on
Friday; Saturday includes a pancake breakfast at
the Masonic Lodge, farmer's market, 9am; car
show, 9am; Parade of Farms; Music House tours;
Wine tasting at TraVino, 3-5pm; and silent movie
at the Music House, 5:30pm.

Songwriters Concert: Jamie-Sue Seal, John
Latini and Andre Villoch perform a free concert at
the Erikson Center, Curtis, at 6:30pm.

National Writers Series: Featuring "An Evening
with James Bradley," author of the New York
Times bestseller "Flags of Our Fathers," at the
City Opera House, TC, at 7pm. Presentation followed
by Q&A. Tickets are available at cityoperahouse.

The Big Shindig: Join the Big Brothers, Big
Sisters of Northwestern Michigan for an evening
soiree, featuring a $5,000-value grand prize package,
along with other prizes. Held at Great Wolf
Lodge, TC, from 6:30-10pm. Tickets, $30. Call
946-2447 ext. 205 for tix.

Fall Fever Festival: Kickoff in downtown Cadillac
on Friday, with the Craft Beer Festival, 5pm-12am;
followed by Saturday's events: classic car show,
noon; Woof Dog Contest & Parade; kids contests;
harvest food and in-store drawings.
Folk Artist Kirby Snively: Performing original
music at Conford Montessori's Corey Auditorium,
Mancelona, at 7:30pm.

TC Walk to Cure Diabetes: Kickoff party happening
at Mt. Holiday, TC, at 8pm, with a benefit
concert and pizza bar. $20 per person. Walk happening
Sept. 25.

Educate Girls & the World: Bhavia Wagner,
founder and director of Friendship with Cambodia,
will speak at Primitive Images in Good Hart, 7pm.
Desserts and refrehments will be served. Visit for more info.

Live Music with Michael Lee Seiler: Performing
blues, folk and gospel at Horizon Books, TC,
8:30-10:30pm. Free.

source: Northern Express
Harvest Dinner: Hosted by the Bellaire Lioness
Club at the Senior Center, Bellaire, 4:30-7pm.
Take-out meals available. Tickets, $9 for adults;
$8 for seniors; $5 for kids.

Nervous but Excited: Michigan-based singer/
songwriters duo Kate Peterson and Sarah Cleaver
perform rockin' ballad covers at InsideOut Gallery,
TC, at 8pm, with local artist Mue Sephei opening.
Tickets, $10-$40, including VIP options.

Field Trip to Waugoshance Point: Hosted by
the Straits Area Audubon Society. Meet at State
Highway Rest Area, in Mackinaw City, 8:30am.
More info at 231-238-8723.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee":
(See Thursday)

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