Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Local Events


Strong Women Unite! Luncheon: Celebrate the
influential and giving women of Traverse City with
a conversation and luncheon, 11am-1pm, at the
Dennos Museum Center, TC. Cost, $22. Visit dennosmuseum.
org for more info.

Energy Improvements Workshop: Information
on the Michigan Saves and the Save Green Loan
programs hosted by the Northwest Michigan
Sustainable Business Forum at the TC Michigan
Works! Service Center, 8:30am. Free.

Book Release: Fleda Brown will be at the
Watershed Center, TC, for a book release of her
work "Loon Cry: Selected and New Michigan
Poems," 5-8pm. Reception will feature Brown,
along with artist Glenn Wolff.

Mountain Gorillas of Uganda: Jessica Posciask,
world traveler, will discuss sustainable tourism in
the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda, ensuring
the mountain gorillas' survival at the Traverse
Area District Library, 7pm. No charge.

Free Community Concert: HERD, the social
and political-driven songs group, will perform at
Kirtland Community College, Roscommon, 2pm.

Lighthouses of the Grand Traverse Region: Elk
Rapids Historical Society program at the Elk Rapids
Township Hall, 7pm. Admission, $5 donation for
adults; $2 for students. Young children are free.
"India and Its Neighbors": International Affairs

Forum Lecture at Northwestern Michigan College's
Milliken Auditorium, 6pm, wth Ambassador
Shashank, former foreign secretary of India.
Reception preceeds event at 5:15pm.

Constitution Day Panel Discussion: Led by
Northwestern Michigan College history faculty on
topics including war without declaration, what is
constitutional and the First Amendement and the
proposed mosque near Ground Zero in NYC. Held in
Room 101 of Scholar's Hall on the main campus.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling
Bee": Musical play about six spelling competitors
and learning that winning isn't everything.
Performed by the Old Town Players at the Old
Town Playhouse, TC, at 8pm; Sunday, 3pm.
Tickets, $25 for adults.
for more info.

Tree Management Forum: Learn about the
importance of trees and suggested practices,
as hosted by the M-119 Tunnel of Trees Scenic
Heritage Route Committee. Held at Readmond
Township Hall, Emmet County, 6:30pm.

Benzie County Business After Hours: Postwork
networking at The Laughing Horse Saloon &
Restaurant, Thompsonville, from 5-7pm. Includes
door prizes, 50/50 raffle and hors d'oeuvres. $5
donation at the door.

source: Northern Express

Todays Local Events


Traverse City Business After Hours: Casual
post-work networking opportunity at Mt. Holiday,

Charlevoix Business After Hours: Held at
Giuseppe's Italian Grille, 5-7pm. Hors d'eouvres,
cocktails, door prizes and 50/50 raffle.

The New Hunter: Free intro to safe and responsible
hunting for adults at Bellaire Conservation
Club, 6-8:30pm. Not a replacement for an authorized
hunter education course. Call Yvonne at 231-
480-4515 for more info.

Oryana Member Appreciation Day: Free food
samples, live music on the patio with the
FunDubMentals (4-6pm), Zucchini Car Contest
for Kids (4-6pm), book signings, prizes and more.
Held at Oryana Food Co-op, TC, 9am-8pm.

Women Can/Women Do Benefit Luncheon: View
50 dining tables creatively designed by communityminded
businesses and individuals at the Bay Harbor
Yacht Club, Petoskey, 11:15am-1:45am. Includes
a silent auction. Benefits the Women's Resource
Center of Northern Michigan. Call 231-347-0067.

La Danza Folklorica Donaji: Local dance troupe
performing traditional Mexican and Columbian
dances in traditional dress at Milliken Auditorium,
TC, 7pm. Presented by the NMC Office of Student
Life. for more info.

Mue Sephei: Original folk music performance at
InsideOut Gallery, TC, at 6pm. No charge.

Music in the Hills: Max and Ruth Bloomquist perform
original folk at Mt. Holiday, TC, starting at 8pm.

Beaver Hike: All ages are welcome to the
Boardman River Nature Center, TC, from 6-8pm,
to learn more about the life history of these industrious
mammals. Hike the Sabin Pond Trail and
see a real beaver lodge. Suggested $5 donation.

source: Northern Express