Monday, September 20, 2010

Current Local Events

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.

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.

Pepsi Refresh Project: Vote at refresheverything.
to vote for the five site operation program that
provides laundry machines/services to area families
living in poverty. Voting ends Sept. 30.

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.

Chance to Learn to Dance: Including the art of
leading & following. Held at Steven's Place, TC.
All times at 7pm. Tuesdays, swing; Wednesdays,
tango; Thurs., social. 929-8945 for more info.
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

Source: Northern Express

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