Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Current Local Events

"Guys & Dolls": Musical fable of Broadway
presented by the Northland Players. Tix, $12 for
adults; $8 for students; $10 for seniors. Reserve
your seats at 231-627-5841.

Going Green & Giving Thanks: Activities, crafts
and games at Eastern Elementary, TC, 6:30-8pm.
Friday Biz Breakfast: Held at the Charlevoix
Chamber, 7:30-8:30am.

"White Christmas": Irving Berlin's holiday musical
will be performed at the Old Town Playhouse,
TC, at 8pm. Tix, $12-$23. Purchase yours at

SwingShift & the Stars: The local celebrity/
instructor dance competition resumes at the
City Opera House, TC, where teams compete
for charity. Vote for your favorite, starting at
6:30pm. Competitors include Heather Daniels &
Mel Kiogima, Brody O'Connell & Laura Cannon,
Kelvin Shaw & Jennifer Howard, Kristin Marinoff &
Jody Brown, Denise Busley & Rodney Woodring
and Dr. Pat Friedli & Kristina Nichols. Visit swingshiftandthestars.
com for more info.

safeTALK: Suicide altertness workshop open to
anyone at the NMC University Center, Room 207,
in TC, from 9am-noon on Friday. Learn how to
be an alert helper, identify help sources, engage
in direct and open discussions with someone at
risk and more. Cost, $40. Call Third Level Crisis
Center at 941-5786.

Holiday Art Market: Featuring crafts and gifts
from local artisans at The Children's House, TC,
from 3-7pm on Friday; and 10am-4pm on Sat.
Author Signing: Ann Pearlman -- author of The
Christmas Cookie Club, the story about a group
of women and the challenges ahead of them --
will be at Horizon Books, TC, 3-5pm. Free.

Live, Free Concert: WhoCares, featuring Tim
Harding on guitar, Paul Smith on drums and John
Fossum on bass at Horizon Books, TC, 8:30-

Friday Night at Concord: Dub, roots reggae, ska
and dancehall performance by the FunDubMentals
at Concord Montessori and Community School
Auditorium, 7:30pm. Presented by ISLAND. Cost,
$10 for adults; $7 for students/seniors and carpools
of three or more. 231-480-4515.

Lamb's Songwriters Retreat: (See Thurs.)

Children's Book Signing: Author Barbara Hagler
of Henrietta's Hope will be at Horizon Books, TC,
from 3-5pm. No charge.

Handmade Jewelry: Bead jewelry made by
Ugandan women will be available for sale at the
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, TC, from
10am-4pm. Proceeds support a living wage for
the beadmakers. Visit

Toast the Season Wine Trail Event: Wine pour,
and holiday themed gourmet food at the Leelanau
Peninsula member wineries. Call 231-256-2829
for more info. Cost, $50 per person. Visit lpwines.

Authors Signing: Barbara Higher -- author of
Henrietta's Hope, part of the Hope Farm series
-- along with J.R. Armstrong -- author of Owe It
to the Wind and Truly Everything, two romances --
will be at Horizon Books, TC, from 3-5pm. Free.

Boardman River Walk: Explore the trails throughout
the Boardman River Nature Center, TC, from
10-11am. All ages welcome. $5 suggested donation.
Go to for more info.

Iceman Cometh: 27-mile point-to-point mountain
bike race from Kalkaska to TC. See the action
at the finish line, happening at Timber Ridge
Campground. Visit for details.

Festival of Hobbies: Featuring die-cast trains,
pedal cars, tin toys, action figures, dolls and more
at the Grand Traverse Civic Center, 10am-3pm.

A Christmas Carol Ballet: Full-length ballet presented
by the Dance Center Youth Ensemble at
the Dennos Museum Center's Milliken Auditorium,
TC, at 2pm & 7pm on Sat.; and 2pm & 5pm on
Sun. Tix range $10-$15. Visit for
more info on the performance.

Tractors on a Modern Farm: Program for adults
and children by the Northwest Michigan Farm
Bureau's Promotion and Education Board on the
role of tractors on modern farms at the Peninsula
Community Library, TC, 10:30am. Includes crafts,
snacks and farm equipment.

Singer/Songwriter Show: Steve Tucker, Dave
Bouette and Dan Bracken perform at the
Freshwater Studio, Boyne City, 8pm. Tix, $15 in
advance or $20 at the door. Call 231-582-2588.
23rd Annual Craft Show: Held at Immaculate
Conception Parish, TC, from 8:30am-3:30pm.
Includes, bake sale, raffle and luncheon.

Author Signing: Joyce A. Howard, author of
Called to Be Different: A Woman's Journey into
the Heart of Christ, will be at Border's Books, TC,
11am-1pm; and at Horizon Books, TC, 3-5pm.

Live Music: Free concert at Horizon Books, TC,
from 8:30-10:30pm, featuring Joe LaBonte on
Dickens' Christmas Arts & Crafts Bazaar:
Handmade crafts and baked goods available
at First Congregational Church, TC, 9am-3pm.
Lunch buffet available 11am-1:30pm.

6th Annual Holiday Pet Photos: Bring your pets
to the Bellaire Public Library, 10am-2pm. Santa
will be available.

Old Time Country Dance: Hosted by Blissfest
Music at the Carnegie Building, Petoskey, at
7:30pm, featuring the Peacemeal String Band.
Cost, $3 for adults or $5 per couple. blissfest.

Lamb's Songwriters Retreat: (See Thurs.)

"White Christmas": (See Friday)

source: Northern Express

Current Local Events

The Migrant Worker in Leelanau County:
Discussion with Wendy Bailey, attorney specializing
in immigration law; Jim Bardenhagan, fourth
generation owner of Bardenhagan Farms; Don
Gregory, co-owner of Cherry Bay Orchards; and
Gladys Munoz, director of language and cultural
diversity for Northwest Michigan Health Services.
Hosted by the Leelanau Unit of the League of
Women Voters Grand Traverse Area, noon, at the
Leelanau Government Center. Public is welcome.
Bring a sack lunch.

Reading: Authors Anne-Marie Oomen and Jack
Ridl will read in NMC's Scholar's Hall theater,
7pm. Free and open to the public. Call 995-1190
for more info.

Winemaking Workshop: Hosted by North Central
Michigan College's Institute for Business and
Industry Training on the Petoskey campus, 6-
9pm. Workshop with Pleasantview Winery will
feature all aspects of the wine-making process.
First of six classes. Cost, $100 for all six. 231-

Grand Vision Energy Group: Hosting Craig Lewis
of the in San Fransisco, discussing
how feed-in tariffs or TIFs can put solar
and wind energy in the mix of traditional energy
sources, at Northwestern Michigan College's
Olson Center, TC, at 7pm. No charge. Visit TCFits.
org for more info.

Lamb's Songwriters Retreat: Workshops and
concerts available to the public. Concert held
at Harbor Springs's Birchwood Inn on Nov. 6,
at 8pm, featuring Jonathan Byrd, Karen Mal,
Annie Capps, Dick Siegel, Michael Smith and
Dalis Allen. Fundraiser for Camp Daggett Camper
Scholarship. Suggested $15 donation. Visit

TC Compassion Club Presentation: Meeting
featuring Rev. Steve Thompson of the Michigan
NORML, at the Traverse Area District Library,

Health Care Reform Speaker: Jeff Conolly will
talk about health care changes including how to
prepare, effects of reform in the market, goals that
will be enacted and background of national health
care reform, from 4-5:30pm, at NMC's Hagerty
Center, TC. Free and open to the public.

Off the Wall Film Series: Featuring "Ladies
in Lavender," about a violinst who was bound
for America when his ship encountered trouble.
Showing at the Alden Community Center, 7pm.
Soup, bread and dessert served at 6pm.

Vicious Release Party: New beer release by
North Peak Brewing Company honoring the legend
of the Dog Man. Held at Blue Tractor/The
Shed, at 7pm.

Solo Pianist Performance: Benny Green, jazz
pianist, will perform in Dendrinos Chapel & Recital
Hall, Interlochen, at 7:30pm.

Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society:
Presentation on the Friedrich Observation Tower
at 7pm. Located at 13235 Center Rd.

Family Games: Learn several card games to keep
your family entertained at the Helena Township
Library, Alden, 3pm.

Business Before Hours: Held at the Original
Pancake House, Bay Harbor, from 7:15-9am.

Community Cinema: Showing "Deep Down," a
film about the division of a community with the
proposal of a mountaintop removal coal mine
in eastern Kentucky. Happening at the Dennos
Museum Center, TC, 7pm.

Source: Northern Express