Monday, March 28, 2011

Wine Tasting, Art, Film & Music

Wine Tasting: Sample wine from around the
world at Palette Bistro, Petoskey, Thursdays, 6-
7:30pm. Cost, $20.

Weekly West African Drum Class: Learn to
play djembes, djun djuns, bells and shakers at
Traverse Community Music, TC, every Sunday,
from 4-5pm. Cost, $15 per session. rhythmicadventures.
com. Happening until June.

Country Jamboree: All musicians welcome, held
the first Saturday of every month, 6-9:30pm, at
Manton High School's Ranger Room. Round and
square dancing. Donation entry. Light lunch with
50/50 drawing. 824-6329.

Film & Discussion Series: Held Tuesdays, at
7pm; and Thursdays at 2pm, at Real People
Media's Community Media Center, Charlevoix.
Free of charge. Donations welcome.

Go Where You Are: Exhibit featuring textile art -
by 1963 alum Jim Hay at Northwestern Michigan
College's Dennos Museum.

Pub Theology: Beer, conversation and God at
Right Brain Brewery, TC, every Thursday, 8pm. All
religions/perspectives are welcome.
Indoor Farmers Market: Held at the Betsie Bay
Inn, Frankfort, every 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.

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

source:Northern Express

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Police and pension will be top on city leaders’ minds

Police and pension will be top on city leaders’ minds in the coming months as they look to run Traverse City more like a business – an efficient and successful business. As Mayor Chris Bzdok describes it: some people focus on cost, some on the level of service, but the goal is to look at the intersection of the two and deliver value.

First up: the local police force. The city is looking at ways to cut police expenses while maintaining public safety. City commissioner Mary Ann Moore is chair of the group investigating how the department might run more cost-effectively. In early November the city approved a $25,000 contract with Alexander Weiss Consulting of Illinois to perform a “workload analysis” of the city’s police force.

Moore says the consultant is looking at “right sizing” the police staff – and at ways to streamline the police structure. She is quick to add that Police Chief Michael Warren is in total agreement with the analysis.

Next: the pension issue – involving city police, fire personnel and other bargaining units. The pensions are underfunded by $38 million dollars. To understand the issues and options moving forward, check out the November archives on the mayor’s website, planfortc.com. – Lynn Geiger

www.tcbusinessnews.com

Friday, March 18, 2011

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

SEVEN DISTINCT WINERIES. ONE UNIQUE DESTINATION

TRAVERSE CITY'S WINE TRAIL
Jutting north between the azure arms of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay lies Old Mission Peninsula. Situated at the globe's 45th parallel – the ideal climate for growing varietal wine grapes – the seven distinct wineries that comprise this stunning appellation have been well recognized by international wine enthusiasts. Discover the beauty of the Old Mission Peninsula and experience its award-winning wines: Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gew├╝rztraminer, sparkling varieties and the prestigious ice wines. Visit our renowned wine trail today!

source: www.wineriesofoldmission.com/

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Local Music, Art, Food and Enternmaint Events

Wine Tasting: Sample wine from around the
world at Palette Bistro, Petoskey, Thursdays, 6-
7:30pm. Cost, $20.

Weekly West African Drum Class:
Learn to
play djembes, djun djuns, bells and shakers at
Traverse Community Music, TC, every Sunday,
from 4-5pm. Cost, $15 per session. rhythmicadventures.
com. Happening until June.

Country Jamboree: All musicians welcome, held
the first Saturday of every month, 6-9:30pm, at
Manton High School's Ranger Room. Round and
square dancing. Donation entry. Light lunch with
50/50 drawing. 824-6329.

Improv Show: Old Town Playhouse Improv
Troupe "Good on Paper" performs every other
Saturday, at the Studio Theatre, TC, starting at
11pm. Tickets, $5.

Film & Discussion Series:
Held Tuesdays, at
7pm; and Thursdays at 2pm, at Real People
Media's Community Media Center, Charlevoix.
Free of charge. Donations welcome.

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

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.

Go Where You Are: Exhibit featuring textile art -
by 1963 alum Jim Hay at Northwestern Michigan
College's Dennos Museum.

Pub Theology: Beer, conversation and God at
Right Brain Brewery, TC, every Thursday, 8pm. All
religions/perspectives are welcome.

Indoor Farmers Market: Held at the Betsie Bay
Inn, Frankfort, every 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.

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

Monday, March 7, 2011

Local Art, Food, Charity and Enternmaint Events

Wine Tasting: Sample wine from around the
world at Palette Bistro, Petoskey, Thursdays, 6-
7:30pm. Cost, $20.

Country Jamboree: All musicians welcome, held
the first Saturday of every month, 6-9:30pm, at
Manton High School's Ranger Room. Round and
square dancing. Donation entry. Light lunch with
50/50 drawing. 824-6329.

Scholarship Deadline: Students from Antrim,
Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska or Leelanau
County, attending a public, parochial or home
school, may apply for the Writers Series scholarship,
a $2,000 college scholarship. Deadline is
Feb. 28 at gtrcf.org/scholarships.

Clothing Drive: Drop off your clothing donations
at Maurices, located in the Grand Traverse Mall,
between now and Feb. 18, to benefit Women's
Resource Center, and receive a coupon good for
20% off any regularly-marked item in the store.

Audio Theater After-School Program: Open to
area students at Manistee High School, from
3:30-5pm, every Thursday, covering writing, performing,
podcasting and YouTube. Call 231-864-
3323 for more info.

Improv Show: Old Town Playhouse Improv Troupe
"Good on Paper" performs every other Saturday,
beginning Jan. 22, at the Studio Theatre, TC,
starting at 11pm. Tickets, $5.

Film & Discussion Series: Held Tuesdays, at
7pm; and Thursdays at 2pm, at Real People
Media's Community Media Center, Charlevoix.
Free of charge. Donations welcome.

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

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.

Annual Flower Sale: Hosted by Grass River
Natural Area, Bellaire. Deadline to place order is
Feb. 19. Flower pickup is May 21 at Elk Rapids
Chamber of Commerce. Call 231-533-8314.

Go Where You Are: Exhibit featuring textile art -
by 1963 alum Jim Hay at Northwestern Michigan
College's Dennos Museum.

Pub Theology: Beer, conversation and God at
Right Brain Brewery, TC, every Thursday, 8pm. All
religions/perspectives are welcome.

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.

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

source Northern Express

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Traverse City State Theatre

The Traverse City Film Festival completely renovated Traverse City’s shuttered historic downtown movie house, and reopened it in November 2007. The festival operates the State as a year-round, community-based, mission-driven, non-profit, volunteer-staffed movie theater.

We don’t just show the best in new movies. We’ve got family films on Saturday at 10 a.m. and great classic films at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, both for just 25 cents. We have a Monday Doc Night Series with filmmakers via Skype, a Sunday afternoon film series, and $3 Friday Night Flicks offering the best of cool midnight films.

And we are Traverse City’s town hall, opening our doors for free community events like our Spring Break Open House, sporting events, and screenings for students. We also broadcast the Met Opera live in high definition, show holiday movies, and bring premieres and special films on a regular basis.

Visit: Traverse City State Theatre