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

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