Friday, September 24, 2010

Traverse City Current Events


TADL Book Sale: Books, CDs, videos and more
at the Traverse Area District Library, Sat., 9am-
5pm; Sun., noon-3pm.

Annual Truman Dinner: Hosted by the Grand
Traverse County Democrats at the Elks Lodge,
TC, at 6pm. Special guest Mark Brewer, Chair of
the Michigan Democratic Party. Suggested $40
donation per person. Includes a silent auction.
Call 946-5555 for more info.

Edible Fall Mushrooms: Taste local culinary
samples and learn to discern the bounty of edible
mushrooms at the Boardman River Nature Center,
TC, 10-11am. All ages welcome. $5 donation.

Show Your Colors Motorcycle Show/Poker Run:
Held at the Elks Lodge, Charlevoix, starting with the
bike show at 9am; blessing of the bikes, 11:30am;
poker run starts at noon. Event includes a pig roast,
raffle, music and more. Call 231-237-0200.

Taste of Harbor Springs: Sample local foods at
the waterfront next to Stafford's Pier Restaurant,
noon-3pm. Tickets, $25/person in advance or $35
at the door.

43rd Fall Symphony Home Tour: Presented by
the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, featuring six
homes throughout the Grand Traverse region,
10am-5pm. Tickets, $15. 947-7120 for tix & info.

The Record/CD Show: Buy, sell, trade your at
Howe Arena, TC, 10am-4pm. 906-293-5336.

Collin Raye: Platinum country music artist performing
a benefit concert for Boyne City firefighters
at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center, 4pm
& 7pm. Tickets, call 231-582-6222.

Benzie County Playboys: CD release party,
Cajun buffet and free dance lessons at the
Cabbage Shed, Elberta, starting at 6pm. Cover,
$5; buffet, $12.

Country Dance:
Old time dance at Summit City
Grange Hall, near Kingsley, from 6-10pm. Sloppy
Joe supper at 6pm; followed by dancing at 7pm.
Call 231-263-5802 for more info.

Garden Run: Hosted by the Botanical Garden
Society. 10k, 5k or 3k run at the Historic Barn of
the Grand Traverse Commons, 8:30am. Sign up
at The Underground Cheesecake Company or call
883-7189. Rain or shine.

Esperanza 5k and Fiesta 2010: Walk or run 3.1
miles at the Grand Traverse Commons, starting at
11am. Includes a one-mile walk; and fiesta, with
food, beverages, live music Guatemalan craft
market and more. Benefits Great Lakes Friends of
Safe Passage. Call 231-590-6072.

"Come Fly with Me": Concert with Grand Traverse
Chorus of Sweet Adelines at Milliken Auditorium,
TC, at 2pm and 7:30pm. Tickets, $15.

Michigan Songwriters & Musicians Assoc.:
Launch party at the Village Inn, Suttons Bay, 7-
9pm. email for details.

Biketemberfest: Bike ride 44 miles, starting and
ending at Boyne Highlands Resort. This non-competitive
event features vista overlooks, rolling hills
and resort activities all weekend. Come check
out the smaller version of the annaul Zoo-De-
Mackinac ride. Visit for
more details.

Silent Movies: "Liberty" and "We Faw Down" will
be playing at the Music House Museum, Acme,
at 5:30pm and 7:30pm, accompanied on theater
organ by Dale Zieger. RSVP at 938-9300.

Author Signing: John Welcher, author of "Growing
Up On Mackinac Island in the 30s & 40s" will be at
Horizon Books, TC, 2-5pm.

Garden Visits: Two stops at Bellweather Gardens,
Suttons Bay, at 10am; and Saving Birds Thru
Habitat, 1pm. Call 231-352-6962.

"Cambodia" Slide Show:
Bhavia Wagner
will present information based on the book
'Responsible Travel Guide Cambodia' by Pujita
Nanette Mayeda at Horizon Books, TC, 7pm.

"A Knight to Remember": Bishop Baraga
Catholic School fundraiser at the Cheboygan
Knights of Columbus Hall, including dinner and
grand raffle drawing. Located in Cheboygan. Call
231-627-5608 for tickets.

Sisters with Class: Family performance at
Horizon Books, 8:30-10:30pm. Free.
Adopt-A-Stream Training: Session on stream
quality with the Watershed Center of Grand
Traverse Bay at the Boardman River Nature
Center, TC, from noon-3pm. $5 donation.

Ride 4 the Cure: Motorcycle fundraiser for Muscular
Dystrophy, starting at the Crystal Palace Lounge,
Thompsonville. Cost, $25 per rider. Register at mda.

Pet Blessing: Bring your critters to the boat launch
at North Park in Suttons Bay, 10am. Includes contests,
games, prizes and treats for pets and humans.
Blessing by Rev. Dr. Robin Long, pastor.

Quilt-a-Thon: Donated to Quilters Against Cancer
and hosted by InterQuilten in Interlochen, from
9:30am-6pm. QAC assists women with breast
cancer who are also uninsured. Event includes
light lunch and refreshments. Door prizes awarded
throughout the day. Call 231-276-9100.

5th Annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner: Live music,
wild game dinner, cash bar and more! Held at Mt.
Holiday, TC, 6pm. Tickets, $75 per person; $150
per couple. Visit for more info.
Acme Fall Festival: (See Friday)
Fall Fever Festival: (See Friday)
"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee":
(See Thursday)
TC Walk to Cure Diabetes: (See Friday)

source: Northern Express