Sunday, September 26, 2010

Recent Local Events

Huff & Puff to Petoskey: Depart Charlevoix, at
3pm, and ride the bike trail to Petoskey. Rides
back via the Keweenaw Star, with food, cash bar,
DJ and 50/50 raffle. RSVP at 231-237-0900. Cost,
$40 per person.

HIV & AIDS Awareness Walk: Starting at Medalie
Park, TC, at 1pm. Event supports the Thomas
Judd Care Center at Munson Medical Center.
Registration starts at 11am.

Crop Hunger Walk: 3.8 mile walk around Omena
Point, 2pm. Benefits Church World Service and
Leelanau Christian Neighbors. Call 231-271-8778
for more info.

Jamrek and Sitar/Tabla Duo: North Indian and
Djembe/Dundun rhythms concert at the Boyne
Arts Collective Concert Stage, Boyne City, 6pm.

Interlochen Faculty Brass Quintet: Classical
music concert with free-will offerings designated
for the St. Andrews Mission Project. Held at St.
Andrews Presbyterian Church, Beulah, at 3pm.

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

TC READS 2010: Join other Traverse City residents
for the community book read of "Dreamers
of the Day," by Mary Doria Russell -- the novel set
against the influenza epidemic of 1917 and the life
of one woman.

Top 10 Best Places to Spot Fall Color: See
where to see the best fall foilage and when by
visiting the Traverse City Visitor Center through
mid-October. Open Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm; Sun,

Three Swords Fencing Club: Tuesday &
Thursdays, 6-8pm, at the Civic Center basketball
courts in TC (weather permitting). Learn more about
the club or just come for practice. All ages and levels
welcome. See

Coats for Kids Drive: Drop off your new or gentlyused
coats--all sizes welcome, but teen-size especially
welcome--at the following Traverse City locations,
now through Oct. 18: Skilled Manufacturing,
Two Men and a Truck, Eastfield Laundry, Sam's
Club, Precision Plumbing, Golden Fowler Home
Furnishings, National Coating, Robinson Auto Body,
Belle Tire, Northern Lumber, The Village Market in
Elk Rapids, CC Jewelers, Walters & Hemming
Plumbing, Bayside Docs, The Magic Mirror, Love
Your CAR, The Dance Center, Advantage Electric,
Work N Play Shop, Watson Chrysler (Benzonia),
Medicine Shoppe, H&R Block (various N. Michigan

Middle Eastern Dance:
Belly dancing taught by
Carman Torres every Monday at Llama Meadows
Farm, Benzonia, 7pm. or call

Sleeping Bear Bike Tours: Guided bike rides
through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National
Lakeshore, Empire, with a focus on invasive species.
Held every Friday (5pm) & Saturday (10am)
in September. Two routes available. Visit nps.
gov/slbe for more info. No charge. Must have park
entrance pass.

Third Level Crisis Center Fundraiser: Help raise
$7,000 for transitional living apartments for area
youth coming out of foster care or homelessness.
Visit Fazoli's in TC, for a Family Feast dinner,
now through Oct. 1. $5 of each purchase goes
toward the Third Level project. Print off the flyer

Save a Smile: Bring adult toothbrushes, toothpaste
or floss to Traverse Health Clinic, WLJN
Radio, Tom's Food Markets or Northwestern
Bank in Benzie, Grand Traverse or Leelanau
County. Help fulfill the dental needs of the community.
Make a donation and register to win a
January weekend of fun at Crystal Mountain.
Happening all of September.

Baptism Dresses Exhibit: Featuring pieces from
the 19th and 20th centuries, on display at the
Benzie Area Historical Museum, Benzonia, now
through October.

Meditation at the Village: Free meditation at Yoga
for Health at the Village, Grand Traverse Commons:
Sun., 8:30-9:30am.

Hands on Tuesdays: Bring your painting, knitting,
beading, musical instrument or other supplies and
hang out with friends, possibly learn a new skill,
outside Silvertree Deli, located in the Mercato in the
Grand Traverse Commons. Every Tuesday, 6-8pm.
Facing West Gallery: Zumba w/
Martha Hubbell, Mon, 6-7pm, Thurs 9-
10am, 5:30pm; Fri, noon; Sat, 10-11am.
Cost, $10. or

Historical Walking Tours: Experience walks
through historical neighborhoods of Traverse City
with the Grand Traverse Heritage Center, every
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 1pm. Walks last
approximately one and a half hours. Cost, $12 per
person. Registration required by calling 995-0313.

Hit the Wall: Wes Blizzard's portals, a photography
exhibit is featured at L'Chayim Delicatessen,
Beulah, through September.

30th Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition:
Crooked Tree Art Center's annual exhibit of fine
arts from artists around the region, Runs through
Nov. 6.

Call for Student Art: Submit your artwork to be
featured as the promotional art for Crooked Tree
Art Center's New Year's Eve celebration. Deadline,
Nov. 8. Visit for details.

Andre's Place: Art program for challenged adults
facing physical, emotional or cognitive difficulties.
Held at 5222 N. Royal Dr. in TC, every Wednesday
at 12:45pm.

"Distant Echoes & Time Portals": Work by local
artist Jerry Gates showing at Bella Galleria, TC,
Aug. 30-Sept. 30.

Glenn Wolff: Exhibit opening Sept. 16 at the
Watershed Center, located at 13272 S. West
Bayshore Dr. in TC. Visit

Recycler Show: Featuring artwork made from
materials that have been discarded or recycled.
Held at the Artcenter Traverse City, Sept. 2-30.

Community Mural Project: The public is invited to
paint a square tile, making up the 13 by 50-foot mural
on Ace Hardware in TC. Hosted by the Artcenter, TC.
Stop by or call 941-9488 for more info.

North of the Bridge Exhibit: Showcasing artists
from the Upper Peninsula at the Crooked Tree
Arts Center's Art Tree Gallery, Petoskey.
Translucent: Watercolor and glass medium exhibit
held at Charlevoix Circle of Arts.

source: Northern Express

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