Monday, December 20, 2010

Local Activities

Nordice Center: Open at Timber Ridge, TC, all
winter. Hosted by Brick Wheels, the shop will
include snowshoe and ski rentals, lessons and

Alert Cab:
Drunk driving reduction initiative in
Grand Traverse County and Cadillac running Dec.
20-31 from 6pm-2am; and NYE until 4am. Does
NOT subsitute safe driving. Courtesy of participating
operators of taverns and restaurants.

Holiday Festival of Lights:
A variety of lighted
trees and displays are viewable at the Grand
Traverse Resort, now through Jan. 2. Includes live
entertainment in the lobby (select dates/times),
gingerbread house, Santa visit every Saturday
and a model train. Visit
for more info.

Indoor Farmers Market: Held at the Frankfort
Rec Center, ever Saturday, from 9am-1pm, now
through April.

Singer/Songwriter Showcase: Local musicians
perform every Saturday, 7-9pm, at the Bay View
Grille in Frankfort. Call 231-383-0373 for info.

Just Country Kickin: Line dance club in
Manistee offering free dance lessons through
winter. Held Mondays, 7-9pm, at St. Joseph
Parish Center. Includes Tuesday evening dances
at the Manistee VFW, 7-9pm. Call 231-233-8092
for more info.

Teen Drop-In Center: Youth ages 14-20 are
invited to play games, watch movies or just
hang out at the new Third Level Crisis Center
Drop-In Center Location: 1022 E. Front St., TC.
Supervised by counselors and volunteers. Visit for more info.

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

Indoor Farmers Market: Held every Saturday,
10am-2pm, in the Mercato at the Village at
Grand Traverse Commons. Visit www.thevillagetc.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Traverse City Current Events

MONDAY 12/20
Third Level Fundraiser: Dine at G's Pizzeria and
Deli, TC, from 5-8pm, and 10% of dining sales go
to Third Level Crisis Center.

Holiday Hors d'oeuvres: Join Nikki Lennox at
Peninsula Community Library, TC, 7pm. Free, but
reserve a plate at 231-223-7700.

Author Signing: Jane Knuth, author of "Thirft Store
Saints," -- a collection of true stories about Knuth's
experiences serving the poor at a St. Vincent de Paul
thrift store in Kalamazoo. Held at Horizon Books, TC,

Madrigals Feast: Hosted by Petoskey High
School, featuring a performance and four-course
dinner. Held at Stafford's Perry Hotel, Petoskey,
5:30-9pm. Tickets, $40. 231-347-4000.

Couples Shopping Night: Discounts, drawings,
gift wrapping and more at CindiFranco's, Sun for
the Soul, Lake Street Market and Upsy Daisy, in
Boyne City, 5-7:30pm.

Solstice Celebration: Held at 6pm at the Unitarian
Universalist Congregation, TC. Bring a dessert or
light appetizer for the reception to follow. 947-3117.

Solstice Celebration Chant: Join Rabbi Chava
Bahle for an all-religions/secular celebration at Yen
Yoga, TC, 7:15-8:30pm. Free. 231-421-5496.

Author Signing: Matthew Z. Robb of "Dean Robb:
An Unlikely Radical," will be at Horizon Books, TC,
from 6-8pm. Dean Robb will also be there.

Winter Solstice Eclipse: View the total lunar
eclipse at Headlands in northern Emmet County,
happening at 1:30am. Arrive between 11pm-midnight.
Light refreshments will be served. Call 231-
348-1704 for more info.

Family Snowshoe Hike: All ages are welcome to
the Commons Natural Area, TC, from 5:30-7pm.
Call 941-0960 for more info.

Holiday Sing-A-Long: Join Eastern Elementary
students at the school gymnasium, in TC, at

Lil Bo New Years Eve Party: The Bohemians perform
at Lil Bo Pub & Grille, in downtown TC, from
8:30pm-midnight. Includes party favors, dancing
and toast n toss -- which involves a champagne
toast on the deck, followed by tossing cherries into
the parking lot.

Community Christmas Dinner: Dinner served at
Trinity Lutheran Church, TC, from 1-3pm. For info
on transportation, delivered meals or donations
call Sandra at 231-263-7130.

SUNDAY 12/26
Cool Jazz & Art: Featuring art by Rick Daigh and a
musical performance by the Jeff Haas Trio with guest
vocalist Rachel Borovik at Chateau Chantal, TC, 3-
5:30pm. No admission charge.

Movies for the Mind: "Peace Through Music," a
film about connection through music from around
the world, showing at "The Old Phart" Building,
Cadillac, at 6pm. Includes the film short "The
Omagh Community Youth Choir." Movies followed
by discussion. $5 cover.

Free Holiday Snowshoe Hikes: Burn some calories
by hiking the Sleeping Bear Dunes National
Lakeshore. Meet at the Visitor Center in Empire,
1pm. Hike led by park rangers, covering no more
than 1.5 miles. Rent a pair of snowshoes for free.

Silent Movie Double Feature: "Along Came
Auntie" and "Love 'em and Weep" will play at First
Congregational Church, TC, at 7pm. Hosted by the
Music House Museum. Cost, $10 for adults; $5 for
kids. Family, $25.

The Dead Ovaries: Trio from TC, who've been
touring around Chicago, will perform a homecoming
concert at the InsideOut Gallery, TC, at 8pm.
Try to peg this group's genre. Is it poetry? Is it
stage? Is it electronic? You decide. Tickets, $8.

source: Northern Express

Monday, December 13, 2010

Local Events

Music in the "Park": Petoskey High School
Madrigals will perform at East Jordan Community
Auditorium, 7pm. Free.

Earthwork Music Collective: Live music sets
by Rachael Davis, Dominic John Davis, Seth
Bernard, May Erlewine and Luke Winslow-King at
the Kalkaska High School Auditorium, 7:30-9pm.
Tickets, $5. Visit to learn
more. Hosted by SEEDS.

Holiday Happy Hour: Champagne, sparkling
wine and local brews tasting at Trattoria Stella,
TC, from 4:30-6:30pm. Cost, $30.

Cooking Live! Series: Holiday entertaining class
with executive chef Joseph George at Grand
Traverse Resort's Aerie Lounge, 6pm. Cost, $15
which is applied as credit to dinner bill. Reserve
at 231-534-6800.

Meet the Winemaker: Wine dinner series featuring
Peninsula Cellars at Uncorked, TC, 6pm.
Cost, $30. Reservations required: 929-3990.
"Wild Grass": (See Monday)

Holiday Dinner Theatre: "Greetings," the comedy
alternative to "A Christmas Carol" at Stafford's
Perry Hotel, Petoskey. Reserve your spot at 231-
347-4000. Cost, $38 per guest.

"Race to Nowhere": Documentary on how education
in America is turning unprepared students
into the workforce and college due to current policies
and practices that focus solely on test scores
and competition rather than meaningful teaching
and learning. Showing at the State Theatre, TC, at
4:45pm & 7:15pm. Hosted by TCAPS and TBAISD.
Tix, $15 at the door; $10 in advance.

Manistee Men's Night: Guys are invited to come
downtown for gift wrapping, deals and some holiday
cheer, 5-8pm.

Music and Art Night: Draw, sketch or paint as
Radel Rosin and The Hung Welschmen perform
at Studio 7 Arts, 7-9pm. Light snacks available.
$5-$10 donation at the door.

Interlochen Faculty Recital: Nancy Stagnitta
performs flute in Dendrinos Chapel, Interlochen,
at 8:30pm.

Acoustic Caroling: Join Michael Lee, Nelson
Olstrom, John Richey and Gordon Howie at
Grandvue Med Center, East Jordan, 6:30-7pm.

Holiday Favorites: Performance by the Trillium
Singers at the Traverse Area District Library, 7pm.
Free and open to the public.

Men's Night: Participating shops in downtown
TC will offer special discounts, gift wrapping,
refreshments and entertainment, 5-9pm.

"Hansel and Gretel": Presented by the Traverse
City Central High School Philharmonic Orchestra
and the Ballet, Etc. Dance Company in the high
school auditorium, 7pm. 933-3573 for tickets.

Women's Holiday After Hours: Held at the
AmericInn, Charlevoix, 5-7pm. Bring an unwrapped
Christmas gift. Includes jewelry swap.

Concert and Community Dinner: Free dinner
from local after school cooking clubs and
concert with Seth Bernard, May Erlewine and
Luke Winslow-King at Mills Community House,
Benzonia, starting at 6pm. Concert, $5.

Story with Santa: 6-7pm at Horizon Books, TC.
"If You Just Believe": Dinner and theater at
Bayview Wesleyan Church, TC, at 6:30pm (5:30pm
on Sunday). Tickets, $13. Call 947-3792 for info.

"Mariam's Pardon": Play by Wayne Erreca at the
Studio at the Depot, TC, at 8pm. Tickets available

Holiday Business After Hours: Held at Grow
Benzie Building, on M115, Benzonia, from 5-7pm.
Includes appetizers, 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

"Seussical, Jr.": the Cat in the Hat narrates a
muscial journey into the world of Dr. Seuss at
the Old Town Playhouse, 7pm; Sunday, at 2pm.
Tickets, $10 for adults; $10 for teens; $5, kids.

"Messiah": Celebrating the Advent and Christmas
season, the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra will
perform at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church,
7:30pm. Visit