Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Current Local Events

"O.O. Howard--Who??": Benzonia Academy
Lecture on one of America's most significant, but
less-known figures in history. Presented by Dr. Scott
Stabler at the Mills Community House, Benzonia, at
7pm. Free and open to the public.

Gifts or Creatures & Chris Dorman: Performances
and CD releases by folk artists Brandon and Bethany
Foote, along with Chris Dorman at Higher Grounds
Coffee, TC. Visit for info.

Author Signing: Children's author Jan Brett will
discuss her book The 3 Little Dassies at Horizon
Books, TC, from 5-7pm.

Candidate Forum: Public forum for all races in the
Manistee County Commission Districts, the 101st
District State House of Reps and the 35th District
State Senate at Manistee High School, 7-9pm.
Hosted by the League of Women Voters Manistee
County. Call 231889-5402 for more info.

Paint the Town Pink Ribbon Walk: One mile
fun walk starting at Spruce and Water Streets in
downtown Manistee, 4pm. Performance by Missy
Armstrong at 5pm. Hosted by the West Shore
Healthcare Foundation.

Petoskey Business After Hours: Post-work networking
opportunity at Petoskey Bay View Country
Club, 5-7pm.

Book Signing: NY Times bestselling author Jan
Brett will be at John Hall Auditorium in Bay View,
Petoskey, to sign her books, 10am-noon. RSVP
required at McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey:

College Night: Hosted by Kirtland Community
College in Roscommon, featuring higher ed. institutions
from around the state, 6-7:30pm.

"The Women of Lockerbie": Play about a group
of women from Scottland who gathered the clothing
from the tragic crash of Pan Am flight 103,
and dispersed them to living relatives of the dead.
Performance at the Old Town Playhouse's Studio
Theatre, TC, at 8pm; Sunday, at 3pm. Tickets, $15
and may be purchased at

FRIDAY 10/15
Hair & Fashion Show: Hosted by Impres Salon, featuring
New York style scene at the City Opera House,
TC, to benefit the Women's Resource Center. Doors
open at 6:45pm with a cash bar; followed by the
show at 7:45pm. Tix, $50.

"Angel Street": Victorian-era thriller performance
by the Cadillac Footliters at Cadillac High School
Auditorium, 7:30pm. Includes 2pm matinee on Sat.

"Cabaret": Award-winning musical about the Kit
Kat Klub in 1931 presented at the Ramsdell Theatre,
Manistee, at 7:30pm. Sunday, 2pm. Tix, $19.80.

Hemingway Weekend: Featuring keynote speaker
Valerie Hemingway at Odawa Casino, Petoskey. For
a complete schedule of events, visit michiganhemingwaysociety.

Great Lakes Bioneers: Conference for the ecology
and social justice-minded held at a variety of locations
throughout Traverse City. Such events include
sustainability workshops, global work party, musical
presentations and more. For a copmlete schedule
and for prices, visit

Inuit Artist Presentation: Jimmy Manning, photographer
and retired print studio manager will speak on
the history, change and future of print making in Cape
Dorset. Held in conjunction with the Cape Dorset
Annual Graphics Collections sale at the Dennos
Museum Center, at 6pm.

Songwriters in the Round: Amber, Rick and
Savannah Buist perform at Horizon Books, TC, 8:30-
10:30pm. Free.

Halloween Fun: Hosted by the Petoskey YMCA at
the Emmet County Fairgrounds, Oct. 15, from 3-
6pm; and Oct. 16, 11am-2pm. Includes party games,
pumpkin decorating, coloring and face painting.

2nd Annual Breezeway Fall Color Tour: Starts
at Royal Farms in Atwood, ending at Boyne Falls,
8am-1pm. Call 231-536-7351 for more info.

Run for Ethiopia: 5k, 10k and 1 mile fun run held
at the Food For Thought Farm, Honor, starting at
5pm. Benefits Run Across Ethiopia, a local effort
to get primary schools built in Ethiopia through
an endurance race across the country in January.
Spaghetti dinner to follow at 6pm; movie, "Black
Gold" at 7:30pm. More info is available at onthegroundglobal.

Ned: Folk rock performance by '60s band at
Instinctive Art Studio, Tru-Fit Trouser Building in TC,
from 7-9pm. Suggested $10 offering.

Bay Harbor Harvest Festival: Farmers market,
live music by Pete Kehoe, pumpkin painting, horse
rides, face painting and fall food samplings at the
Village at Bay Harbor, Petoskey, from 1-4pm.

Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Race: Beginner, sport
and expert categories through the state forest
woods and on the grounds of Crystal Mountain
Resort, Thompsonville. Race starts at 9am. Register
and more info at

Singles for Christ Dinner: All area singles age 40
and older are invited to the potluck dinner, 5:30pm.
Happy Half Hour at 5pm. Seating is limited. Held
in Petoskey. Call to RSVP and for directions: 231-

Fall Color Hike: Explore the trails of the 500-acres
of the Boardman River Nature Center, from 10-
11am. $5 suggested donation. All ages welcome.

Pilates for Pink Fundraiser: Introductory class that
will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation,
at Studio On Main, Frankfort, 11am. 231-383-1885.

Author Signing & Presentation: Collection of true
stories by Jane Knuth on serving the poor at a St.
Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Kalamazoo. Held at
Horizon Books, TC, 3-5pm.

Thornetta Davis: Detroit's own soulful blues singer
performs at the Freshwater Studio, in Boyne City,
starting at 8pm. Advance tix, $15; at the door, $20.

Veterans for Peace Walk: Starting at Horizon
Books, TC, after monthly meeting which starts at
10:30am. Community welcome. Bring signs.

4th Annual Underwater Summit: Hosted by the
Grand Traverse Bay Underwater Preserve at the
Hagerty Center, TC, featuring Ross Richardson
and his search/recent discovery of Lake Michigan's
"Treasure Ship," the Westmoreland, near the Manitou
Islands. Includes NMC Water Studies Institute presentation
and surveys of the Grand Traverse Bays.
Cash bar begins at 5:30pm; dinner at 6:15pm.
Tickets, $35 for students; $50 for adults.

Benefit Chili & Cornbread Supper: Hosted by and
for Camp Chenaniah, 4-7pm, in Honor. Suggested
$5 donation per person. Kids under age 5, free.

Live Music: John Bentley Fillmore performs classic
rock at Horizon Books, TC, 8:30-10:30pm. Free.

Pumpkin Festival: Held in East Jordan, featuring
pumpkin bowling, bobbing, decorating contest,
scarecrow contest, live music and more.

Annual Craft & Bake Sale: First Baptist Church,
TC, from 9am-4pm.

Source: Northern Express