Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

Downtown Halloween Walk
takes place on Oct. 30 from 3:30 to 5pm. Basically, kids and their parents can trick-or-treat in costume through the downtown stores, and hundreds of them show up for this event.

the Rocky Horror Picture Show
the City Opera House at 8 p.m. General admission is $10, and prop bags can be purchased for $5

Grand Traverse Mall

Bring your children to the Grand Traverse Mall for trick-or-treating in a climate controlled environment on Saturday, October 31st from 5pm-7pm.

Halloween at the Heritage
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Grand Traverse Heritage Center
Expect some special surprises at the Grand Traverse Heritage Center's "Halloween at the Heritage" from 5pm-8pm on Friday, October 31st.
Phone: (231) 995-0313

Halloween stroll through the Corn Maze
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Jacob's Corn Maze
Website: www.jacobs-corn-maze-com
Jacob's Corn Maze is an "A-Maze-ing Farm Adventure." On Friday and Saturday night from 7pm-9pm we'll have a Halloween Themed Experience in our famous "cow" maze. You'll never look at a cow in quite the same way after your nighttime stroll through the cornfield!
We're located at 7100 E. Traverse Hwy. (M-72 West) in Traverse City. Just 3.5 miles from West Grand Traverse Bay across the road from Gallagher's Farm Market.
Phone: (231) 632-MAZE (6293)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Traverse City Current Events


Frankfort Film Festival: Independent and international
films including "The Most Dangerous Man in
America," Rich Brauer's "Fitful," "Winter's Bone"
along with Interlochen film shorts, showing at the
Garden Theatre in downtown Frankfort. Visit frankfortgardentheater.
com for a complete schedule.

International Affairs Forum: Dr. Pauline Muchina,
senior partnership advisor for UNAIDS in Washington
presents the lecture "Challenges Facing Subsaharan
Africa in the 21st Century" at the Dennos Museum
Center's Milliken Auditorium, TC. Reception at
5:15pm, lecture at 6pm. Tickets, $10.

Senior Expo: Held at Knights of Columbus Hall,
Cheboygan, from 9am-4pm.
Fall Fashion Show: Held at Cheboygan Area
Public Library, 7pm. Free, but donations are appreciated.

Elk Rapids Business After Hours: Held at Pearls
New Orleans Kitchen, 5-7pm.

Benzie Business After Hours: Held at Field Crafts
in Honor, 5-7pm.

Project Trio: Chamber music ensemble of Greg
Pattillo on flute, Eric Stephenson on cello and
Peter Seymour on bass at Interlochen's Dendrino's
Chapel, 7:30pm.

NCMC Lecture Series: Dina Temple-Raston,
national security and FBI correspondent for NPR,
will discuss current national security issues at North
Central Michigan College, 7pm. Admission is free.

East Jordan Business After Hours: Held at The
Jordan Inn, 5-7pm. Dress up in costume and win
a prize.

Choir Concert: The Elk Rapids High School Choir
perform in Peterman Auditorium, at 7pm.

"The Women of Lockerbie": Play about a group
of women from Scottland who gathered the clothing
from the tragic crash of Pan Am flight 103,
and dispersed them to living relatives of the dead.
Performance at the Old Town Playhouse's Studio
Theatre, TC, at 8pm; Sunday, at 3pm. Tickets, $15
and may be purchased at

FRIDAY 10/22

"Angel Street": Victorian-era thriller performance
by the Cadillac Footliters at Cadillac High School
Auditorium, 7:30pm. Includes 2pm matinee on Sat.

"Thriving Not Just Surviving": Small business
conference held at Northwestern Michigan Center's
Hagerty Center, 8:30am-4:30pm. Select four of 12
topics ranging from bank loans to web consulting.
Register at

Dennos Museum Holiday Art Fair: Fine arts and
crafts from 50 area artists. Friday and Saturday,
10am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm

Watershed Center: Volunteers needed to plant
trees for Watershed Forestry Initiative. Meet at Lone
Pine trailhead off Keystone. Bring work gloves and
shovels. Lunch provided. 10am-?

Scrapbook Show: Spooktacular Shop & Crop
weekend at the Alpine Lodge, Gaylord. No admission
charge. Visit

LIFE Luncheon: "What We've Found: Exploring
the Bottom of the Bays," held at the Great Lakes
Campus of Northwestern Michigan College, noon-
1:30pm. More info: 995-1700.

"Parallel Lives": Lighthearted look into the battle of
the sexes by the Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre
Company at Harvey Theatre, 7:30pm. Sunday, 2pm.
Tickets available at

Suttons Bay Artwalk: Fall finale featuring awardwinning
artists and Leelanau County wines in downtown
Suttons Bay art galleries, 5-9pm.

Live Music by Tom Kastle: Tall ship captain will
share his nautical songs at Horizon Books, TC,
8:30-10:30pm. Free.

Book Launch Party: Patricia Batta, author of
Who More Than Wished You Were Dead?, the third
installment of the Marge Christensen series. Held at
Horizon Books, TC, 6-8pm.

Comedienne Suzanne Westenhoffer: Dubbed
"The Funniest Lesbian Ever," she'll perform at
the City Opera House, TC, at 8pm. Tickets, $35.
Reserved. Visit

The Golden Dragon Acrobats: Direct from China,
this group performs gravity-defying stunts and
artistry. Performance in Milliken Auditorium, TC, at

"Cabaret": Award-winning musical about the Kit
Kat Klub in 1931 presented at the Ramsdell Theatre,
Manistee, at 7:30pm. Sunday, 2pm. Tix, $19.80.

"The Women of Lockerbie": (See Thurs.)
Frankfort Film Festival: (See Thursday)

Source: Northern Express

Current Local Events

Organic Gardening Workshop: Hosted by the
Michigan Land Use Institute at the Little River Band
of Ottawa Indians Community Center, Manistee,
6:30-9:30pm. Pre-register at 941-6584.

Courtade School Fundraiser: Eat at Wendy's
in TC, from 4-7pm in the dining area, and 50%
of sales benefit Courtade Elementary's literacy

Author Presentation: Doc Fletcher will be at the
Cadillac Public Library, 7pm, to discuss his book
Weekend Canoeing in Michigan: The Rivers, The
Towns, The Taverns. Free event.

Grand Traverse Hiking Club Presentation:
Clayton Doughenbaugh from the Utah Wilderness
Alliance will discuss how to ensure public lands
remain eligible for future wilderness designation.
Held at the Boardman River Nature Center, TC,

Culinary Arts Series: Hosted by the Crooked
Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, from 6-8pm, featuring
Al Plungis from Edgewater Bistro in Charlevoix.
Class, $50 for non-CTAC members. Register at


Author Presentation: Doc Fletcher will be at the
Interlochen Public Library, 7pm, to discuss his book
Weekend Canoeing in Michigan: The Rivers, The
Towns, The Taverns. Free event.
Charlevoix Business After Hours: Held at The
Villager Pub, 5-7pm.

Halloween Family Program: Held at Cheboygan
Area Public Library, 7pm, featuring Gordon the

Fair Trade Day: Sample fair trade coffee, chocolate
and other products at Oryana Natural Foods
Market, 9am-8pm.

Brick Wheels “Ice Woman”: clinic designed for
those who want to learn more about the IceMan
Race and for those who plan to participate in this
year’s event meet at Timber Ridge @ 6:00

Oriental Dancing & Singing Concert: The
International Orphanage Angels from Beijing perform
at First Congregational Church, 6:30pm. Call

Author Presentation: Mary Doria Russell, author
of this year's TC Reads project: Dreamers of the
Day, a story set against the backdrop of WWI, the
influenza epidemic of 1917, women's suffrage and
the Cairo Peace Conference of 1921. Russell will
be at the City Opera House, TC, 7pm. Reception
at 6pm in the lobby. Tickets, $10.

Organic Gardening Workshop: (See Tuesday)

Source: Northern Express

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Current Local Events

"O.O. Howard--Who??": Benzonia Academy
Lecture on one of America's most significant, but
less-known figures in history. Presented by Dr. Scott
Stabler at the Mills Community House, Benzonia, at
7pm. Free and open to the public.

Gifts or Creatures & Chris Dorman: Performances
and CD releases by folk artists Brandon and Bethany
Foote, along with Chris Dorman at Higher Grounds
Coffee, TC. Visit for info.

Author Signing: Children's author Jan Brett will
discuss her book The 3 Little Dassies at Horizon
Books, TC, from 5-7pm.

Candidate Forum: Public forum for all races in the
Manistee County Commission Districts, the 101st
District State House of Reps and the 35th District
State Senate at Manistee High School, 7-9pm.
Hosted by the League of Women Voters Manistee
County. Call 231889-5402 for more info.

Paint the Town Pink Ribbon Walk: One mile
fun walk starting at Spruce and Water Streets in
downtown Manistee, 4pm. Performance by Missy
Armstrong at 5pm. Hosted by the West Shore
Healthcare Foundation.

Petoskey Business After Hours: Post-work networking
opportunity at Petoskey Bay View Country
Club, 5-7pm.

Book Signing: NY Times bestselling author Jan
Brett will be at John Hall Auditorium in Bay View,
Petoskey, to sign her books, 10am-noon. RSVP
required at McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey:

College Night: Hosted by Kirtland Community
College in Roscommon, featuring higher ed. institutions
from around the state, 6-7:30pm.

"The Women of Lockerbie": Play about a group
of women from Scottland who gathered the clothing
from the tragic crash of Pan Am flight 103,
and dispersed them to living relatives of the dead.
Performance at the Old Town Playhouse's Studio
Theatre, TC, at 8pm; Sunday, at 3pm. Tickets, $15
and may be purchased at

FRIDAY 10/15
Hair & Fashion Show: Hosted by Impres Salon, featuring
New York style scene at the City Opera House,
TC, to benefit the Women's Resource Center. Doors
open at 6:45pm with a cash bar; followed by the
show at 7:45pm. Tix, $50.

"Angel Street": Victorian-era thriller performance
by the Cadillac Footliters at Cadillac High School
Auditorium, 7:30pm. Includes 2pm matinee on Sat.

"Cabaret": Award-winning musical about the Kit
Kat Klub in 1931 presented at the Ramsdell Theatre,
Manistee, at 7:30pm. Sunday, 2pm. Tix, $19.80.

Hemingway Weekend: Featuring keynote speaker
Valerie Hemingway at Odawa Casino, Petoskey. For
a complete schedule of events, visit michiganhemingwaysociety.

Great Lakes Bioneers: Conference for the ecology
and social justice-minded held at a variety of locations
throughout Traverse City. Such events include
sustainability workshops, global work party, musical
presentations and more. For a copmlete schedule
and for prices, visit

Inuit Artist Presentation: Jimmy Manning, photographer
and retired print studio manager will speak on
the history, change and future of print making in Cape
Dorset. Held in conjunction with the Cape Dorset
Annual Graphics Collections sale at the Dennos
Museum Center, at 6pm.

Songwriters in the Round: Amber, Rick and
Savannah Buist perform at Horizon Books, TC, 8:30-
10:30pm. Free.

Halloween Fun: Hosted by the Petoskey YMCA at
the Emmet County Fairgrounds, Oct. 15, from 3-
6pm; and Oct. 16, 11am-2pm. Includes party games,
pumpkin decorating, coloring and face painting.

2nd Annual Breezeway Fall Color Tour: Starts
at Royal Farms in Atwood, ending at Boyne Falls,
8am-1pm. Call 231-536-7351 for more info.

Run for Ethiopia: 5k, 10k and 1 mile fun run held
at the Food For Thought Farm, Honor, starting at
5pm. Benefits Run Across Ethiopia, a local effort
to get primary schools built in Ethiopia through
an endurance race across the country in January.
Spaghetti dinner to follow at 6pm; movie, "Black
Gold" at 7:30pm. More info is available at onthegroundglobal.

Ned: Folk rock performance by '60s band at
Instinctive Art Studio, Tru-Fit Trouser Building in TC,
from 7-9pm. Suggested $10 offering.

Bay Harbor Harvest Festival: Farmers market,
live music by Pete Kehoe, pumpkin painting, horse
rides, face painting and fall food samplings at the
Village at Bay Harbor, Petoskey, from 1-4pm.

Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Race: Beginner, sport
and expert categories through the state forest
woods and on the grounds of Crystal Mountain
Resort, Thompsonville. Race starts at 9am. Register
and more info at

Singles for Christ Dinner: All area singles age 40
and older are invited to the potluck dinner, 5:30pm.
Happy Half Hour at 5pm. Seating is limited. Held
in Petoskey. Call to RSVP and for directions: 231-

Fall Color Hike: Explore the trails of the 500-acres
of the Boardman River Nature Center, from 10-
11am. $5 suggested donation. All ages welcome.

Pilates for Pink Fundraiser: Introductory class that
will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation,
at Studio On Main, Frankfort, 11am. 231-383-1885.

Author Signing & Presentation: Collection of true
stories by Jane Knuth on serving the poor at a St.
Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Kalamazoo. Held at
Horizon Books, TC, 3-5pm.

Thornetta Davis: Detroit's own soulful blues singer
performs at the Freshwater Studio, in Boyne City,
starting at 8pm. Advance tix, $15; at the door, $20.

Veterans for Peace Walk: Starting at Horizon
Books, TC, after monthly meeting which starts at
10:30am. Community welcome. Bring signs.

4th Annual Underwater Summit: Hosted by the
Grand Traverse Bay Underwater Preserve at the
Hagerty Center, TC, featuring Ross Richardson
and his search/recent discovery of Lake Michigan's
"Treasure Ship," the Westmoreland, near the Manitou
Islands. Includes NMC Water Studies Institute presentation
and surveys of the Grand Traverse Bays.
Cash bar begins at 5:30pm; dinner at 6:15pm.
Tickets, $35 for students; $50 for adults.

Benefit Chili & Cornbread Supper: Hosted by and
for Camp Chenaniah, 4-7pm, in Honor. Suggested
$5 donation per person. Kids under age 5, free.

Live Music: John Bentley Fillmore performs classic
rock at Horizon Books, TC, 8:30-10:30pm. Free.

Pumpkin Festival: Held in East Jordan, featuring
pumpkin bowling, bobbing, decorating contest,
scarecrow contest, live music and more.

Annual Craft & Bake Sale: First Baptist Church,
TC, from 9am-4pm.

Source: Northern Express

Monday, October 4, 2010

This weeks events

"The Real Dirt on Farmer John": Unrated documentary
showing at the State Theatre, TC, at
6pm. Sponsored by Oryana Food Market.

"State of the State's Energy Infrastructure":
Hosted by the Grand Vision Energy Working
Group at Northwestern Michigan College, TC, 7-
9pm. Lecture features John Sarver of the Michigan
Energy Office.

Small Business Conference: This year's theme
is "Your Success in the New Economy," held at
The Inn at Bay Harbor, Petoskey, from 8am-noon.
Featuring keynote speaker Deb Fellows, president
of MyNorth Media and founder of Traverse,
Northern Michigan's Magazine. Breakfast and
group sessions also available. Cost, $30 for
Petoskey Chamber members. Register: 347-

New YMCA Presentation: Public meeting on the
progress and plans of the new Grand Traverse
Bay YMCA, held at the East Building at the Village
at Bay Ridge, 6:30-7:30pm.
Night Kite Revival: Rock concert, poetry reading
and dance party at the City Opera House,
TC, with Anis Mojgani, Derrick Brown and Buddy
Wakefield. Tickets, $15.

Oil & Gas Exploration in the Great Lakes: Sally
Somsel, operations manager of Miracle Petroleum
at the next meeting of the Leelanau Unit of the
League of Women Voters at the Government
Center, noon. Bring a sack lunch.

The Asset Connection Experience: Hosted by
Consumers Energy and the NLEA at the Boyne
District Library, 6-8pm. Event discusses the value
of assets in a location, versus job prospects.
Includes a light dinner. Free.