Letters 10-17-2016

Here’s The Truth The group Save our Downtown (SOD), which put Proposal 3 on the ballot, is ignoring the negative consequences that would result if the proposal passes. Despite the group’s name, the proposal impacts the entire city, not just downtown. Munson Medical Center, NMC, and the Grand Traverse Commons are also zoned for buildings over 60’ tall...

Keep TC As-Is In response to Lynda Prior’s letter, no one is asking the people to vote every time someone wants to build a building; Prop. 3 asks that people vote if a building is to be built over 60 feet. Traverse City will not die but will grow at a pace that keeps it the city people want to visit and/or reside; a place to raise a family. It seems people in high-density cities with tall buildings are the ones who flock to TC...

A Right To Vote I cannot understand how people living in a democracy would willingly give up the right to vote on an impactful and important issue. But that is exactly what the people who oppose Proposal 3 are advocating. They call the right to vote a “burden.” Really? Since when does voting on an important issue become a “burden?” The heart of any democracy is the right of the people to have their voice heard...

Reasons For NoI have great respect for the Prop. 3 proponents and consider them friends but in this case they’re wrong. A “yes” vote on Prop. 3 is really a “no” vote on..

Republican Observations When the Republican party sends its presidential candidates, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people with a lot of problems. They’re sending criminals, they’re sending deviate rapists. They’re sending drug addicts. They’re sending mentally ill. And some, I assume, are good people...

Stormy Vote Florida Governor Scott warns people on his coast to evacuate because “this storm will kill you! But in response to Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that Florida’s voter registration deadline be extended because a massive evacuation could compromise voter registration and turnout, Republican Governor Scott’s response was that this storm does not necessitate any such extension...

Third Party Benefits It has been proven over and over again that electing Democrat or Republican presidents and representatives only guarantees that dysfunction, corruption and greed will prevail throughout our government. It also I believe that a fair and democratic electoral process, a simple and fair tax structure, quality health care, good education, good paying jobs, adequate affordable housing, an abundance of healthy affordable food, a solid, well maintained infrastructure, a secure social, civil and public service system, an ecologically sustainable outlook for the future and much more is obtainable for all of us...

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Jamie Kauffold - November 25th, 2013  

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monday 11/25

Radcliffe Reading Society (aka Kids Book Club): Discuss “The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop” by Kate Saunders. 3:30-4:30pm, McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey. Free, reservations required. 231-347-1180. www.mcleanandeakin.com

OTP Studio Theatre Auditions for VENUS IN FUR: 7pm, OTP Studio Theatre @ the Depot, TC. Roles for one man & one woman. Auditionees will be asked to read from the script & should be familiar with the play. Perusal scripts are available for a $10 deposit at the OTP Business Office. Performances will be Feb 7-22, 2014. For more info, go to: www.oldtownplayhouse.com

Empty Bowls Luncheon: Empty Bowls fund raiser supports the Manna Food Project and its operations. Come pick a beautiful handmade bowl crafted by a local potter and enjoy a hearty bowl of soup from the chefs at Staffords. 11am-1pm, Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey. $35 early bowl pick; $20 regular pick. http://visitors.petoskey.com/events/details/empty-bowls-luncheon-1630

Surviving The Seasons...Of Stress: How can we minimize the negative effect of stress on our body? In this talk Dr. Don Piche’ will explore emotional stress & walk through a principled sequence of steps that will help your body cope more efficiently to stress. Held at Performance Chiropractic, TC at 6:15pm. No charge, but reservations must be made: 922.0110.

tuesday 11/26

OTP Studio Theatre Auditions for VENUS IN FUR: (See Mon.)

Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.: Performed by the Benzie Central sixth graders at 7pm at the Benzie Central Auditorium. Tickets: $2 adults, $1 students. 231-882-4498, ext. 2233.

wednesday 11/27

InterActive StoryTime: Featuring “Six Dinner Sid” by Inga Moore, followed by special activities and crafts. 11am, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. www.greatlakeskids.org

Author Signing: “Holiday Dinners” with Bradley Ogden: Featuring 150 cherished recipes for a range of winter holidays. With Ogden’s focus on responsible cooking, he includes information on buying sustainable local ingredients, and a glossary of terms. 2-4pm, Horizon Books, TC. www.horizonbooks.com

thursday 11/28


Downtown Traverse City Turkey Trot: These 5K run/walk & 5-Mile Flier races start & finish on Thirlby Field at Running Stadium (main entrance on 13th St.) at 9 a.m., and the courses run through downtown TC. Awards will be given to the top three overall male & female finishers, as well as age group winners, at 10:30 a.m. Registration: $35 adults/$15 students before Nov. 28; $40 adults/$20 for students on race day. All proceeds, less operating costs, will go to local charities. More info or to register, visit http://trot.evugo.com.

Third Annual Charlevoix Area Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk: 8:30am, starting at Charlevoix Area Hospital. $12 individuals; $30 family. http://cah.org/events/turkeytrot2013.html

9th Annual 5k Turkey Vulture Trot: This run/walk is held on a paved, looped-course through the scenic rolling terrain of Crystal Mountain. 5k starts at 9am; 1-mile Fun Run at 10am. 5K: $25 thru Nov. 27; $30 on race day. 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk: $10 thru Nov. 27; $15 on race day. http://www. crystalmountain.com/events/9th-annual-5k-turkey-vulture-trot

Turkey Leg 5k Run/Walk: Hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs. Proceeds (suggested donation of $10) go directly to the Harbor Springs Area Food Pantry! Free kids run afterwards. Meet at Zorn Park, Harbor Springs, 9am. http://visitors. petoskey.com/events/details/turkey-leg-5k-runwalk-1665 or call 231.526.2621.

2013 Petoskey Turkey Trot: 5K Run/Walk, 9am, Pennsylvania Park. $30; $15 students 18 & under. www.events.bytepro.net/PetoskeyTurkeyTrotforC harity2013

Boyne City Kiwanis Turkey Trot 5k & 1-Mile Fun Run: 9am, Veterans Park. $20 pre-registration; $25 day of. www.runmichigan.com

THANKSGIVING DINNERS 7th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Noon-3pm, St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Charlevoix. Sponsored by the Charlevoix Ministerial Association. No charge. To help with dinner, call Joy at 231-547-4813.

St. Joseph Catholic Church, East Jordan Thanksgiving Dinner: 1pm social hour; 2pm dinner.

25th Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner: Held from 1-3pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, TC. For info about transportation, delivered meals or donations, call 231-409-2894.

Boyne City Eagles Free Thanksgiving Dinner: 12-2pm, Boyne City Eagles. Call 231-582-6904 in advance for a ride or delivery.

friday 11/29

Leland PJ Party & Sale: 8am-5pm. Shop in pjs & enter to win a prize basket. www.lelandmmi.com

Horizon Books, TC Events: 10am-12pm: Author Signing: Bill O. Smith follows up his bestselling “Chickadees at Night” with this holiday themed “Chickadee Spirit”. 12-2pm: Author Signing: Kate Freeman, “Twinkle of Fairyland”. Twinkle is a free spirited fairy who loves to visit the meadow, which is part of the human world. 2-4pm: Author Signing: Kalynn Brower, “Green Tara”. When Virginia was a little girl, she thought her mother had abandoned her. Years later, she discovers a navigation chart marking her mother’s last-known destination, the legendary planet Green Tara. 8:30-10:30pm: Live Music with Zach Graft, who will perform a rare concert on violin with a Celtic slant. www.horizonbooks.com

12th Annual Community Tree Lighting & Open House: Open house, 11am-7pm; tree lighting, 5:30pm. Three Pines Studio, Cross Village. 231-526-9447. www.threepinesstudio.com

Annie The Musical: Presented by the Cadillac Footliters Junior Players. Little orphan Annie is trying to find her parents, who left her on the steps of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. 7pm, Cadillac High School Auditorium. Tickets, $10 in advance & $12 at the door; $3 students 6-12; 5 & under, free. www.cadillacfootliters.com or 231-775-7336.

Boyne City Holiday Open House & Parade: At 5pm the Boyne Area Girl Scouts will light the Community Christmas Tree at the west end of One Water St., near Sunset Park. There will also be caroling, music by Tom Heath of A+ Digital DJ’s, and Santa arriving on his sleigh, joined by some of his elves, and some reindeer from the North Pole. Parade starts at 6pm. www.boyne.com

Black Friday Fun Day: 10am-5pm, Dennos Museum Center, TC. Spend a day at the Dunes during the off-season by completing a scavenger hunt of the museum, including the exhibition, “Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes: Transforming Nature into Art”. Children, ages 16 & under, will receive a special prize for finishing the scavenger hunt. 231-995-1029.

Antrim Ski Academy Ski Swap Check In: Bring in your equipment & clothing tonight from 5-8pm to the Grand Ballroom at The Lakeview Hotel, Summit Village, Shanty Creek Resorts for placement in Saturday’s sale. Late check in will be available Sat. from 8-10am, but you are encouraged to utilize Fri. night’s check-in. http://www.antrimskiacademy.com/swap.html

Christmas Arts & Crafts Show: 9am-4pm, Cheboygan Eagles Hall.

Jazz with Ron Getz: 7-9pm, Northern Natural Cider House, TC. 943-1078.

24 Hr. Basketball Game: Businesses/organizations throughout the community will partner with TC West by “sponsoring” an hour of play time. Each hour will be the TC West Basketball Family against a “community” team. Proceeds help the mens basketball program & a percentage will be donated to “Cancer Travels”. Tip off is at 5pm tonight & the final buzzer is at 5pm tomorrow night. 231-883-1596.

saturday 11/30

Breakfast with Santa!: 10:30am, Brookside Inn, Beulah. $10/person, $5/kids 5 & under. Free gift for kids. Buffet brunch, storytime, photos. Call 231-882-9688.

Thanksgiving Craft Show: All day at K of C Hall, Cheboygan.

Shop Small Business Saturday: Support small businesses in your local economy, including in The Village at Grand Travere Commons, TC. Enjoy special offers, samples, free wine tasting, an indoors farmers market and more. Call your local businesses for more info.

Thanksgiving Weekend Rail Jam for Manna: 11am, Nub’s Nob, Harbor Springs. Need a signed release form and either $5 or 5 canned goods with all registration fees & food stuffs donated to the Manna Food Project of Petoskey.

The Accidentals and Bennett: The Accidentals, made up of Savannah Buist and Katie Larson, are a young duo writing indie-pop-folk. Bennett is a group of three college students on the violin, guitar, mandolin, accordion, piano and vocals, bringing folk music. 7:30pm, W.T. Best Theater, Old Art Building, Leland. Tickets: $12 adults, $5 students at the door. You can reserve tickets by calling: 231-256-2131.

Horizon Books, TC Events: 11am-1pm: Author Signing: Diane Tracey, “A Tale of a School-dazed Duck”. Tale of a mama duck that hatches her ducklings right by an elementary school, & wants her babies to grow up to be educated. 1-4pm: Author Signing: PJ Parrish, “Heart of Ice”. Florida PI Louis Kincaid wants to wear a badge again. But before he can, he must return home to Michigan— and some unfinished business. 8:30- 10:30pm: Live Music with Clayton Smith. Clayton plays acoustic guitar with vocal material, as well as classical piano and piano & vocal pieces. www.horizonbooks.com Five local authors and one illustrator will be “booksellers” at Horizon Books on this Small Business Saturday. From 10am-12pm, Richard Alan Hall (“Remarkable”) will help shoppers pick out books. From 11am-1pm, Elizabeth Buzzelli (“Dead Little Dolly”), Mardi Link (“Bootstrapper”), and Aaron Stander (“Death In A Summer Colony”) will be booksellers. At 12pm, Jerry Dennis (“It’s Raining Frogs & Fishes”) will be helping customers with their book selections, and at 2pm, Glenn Wolff (Illustrator, “It’s Raining Frogs & Fishes”) will join Jerry in bookselling.

Annie The Musical: (See Fri., except there is also a 2pm performance today.)

Antrim Ski Academy Ski Swap: 9am-5pm, Grand Ballroom at The Lakeview Hotel, Summit Village, Shanty Creek Resorts. Equipment pickup from 5-6pm. http://www.antrimskiacademy.com/ swap.html

Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-off: A chef from a participating area restaurant will be located at each of the eight Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (WOMP) wineries, & will be challenged to take the classic comfort food dish of macaroni & cheese & personalize it with his or her touch, turning it into a culinary marvel. Each dish will be expertly paired with an Old Mission Peninsula wine & attendees will vote to determine which dish is their favorite. Tickets for this event, which runs from 10am – 5pm, are $38.50 ($10 off for designated drivers, which includes everything but the wine) & include a souvenir glass and wine/pasta tasting at all eight wineries. To purchase, go to wineriesofoldmission.com or mynorthtickets.com.

24 Hr. Basketball Game: (See Fri.)

2013 Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade: 10am. This parade, “Holidays in Candyland,” will wind through downtown streets & end at Perry Hotel, where children can see Santa. Featuring marching bands, horses, reindeer, and more. Bring an new, unwrapped toy for “Toys for Tots”. www.petoskeydowntown.com

Sparkle in the Park: Enjoy great holiday decorations at Hopkins Park Campground, Bear Lake.

How Grinchy Met the Who: By Berocratic Productions. This is a Mash-Up Rock ‘n Roll Musical Christmas Parody. Fast-paced comedy with live music, dance, and aerial arts, and features local talent. 7:30pm, InsideOut Gallery, TC. Tickets: $15 in advance & $18 at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/505963.

Northport Holiday Celebration: Featuring merchant open houses, an arts & crafts bazaar (10-3), music and caroling (5:45) and the lighting of the big tree (6).

Henry and Mudge: Don’t miss this musical adventure about the inseparable boy and dog duo. Best enjoyed by ages 4 to 10, but is fun for the whole family! Shows at 11am & 1:30pm, City Opera House, TC. Tickets, $8. www.cityoperahouse.org

“A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol”: Presented by the Elk Rapids Players at Elk Rapids Town Hall at 7:30pm. The classic tale of Charles Dickens meets Fargo. Tickets $18. 231-264-6330.

Village of Elk Rapids Holiday Open House: Downtown Elk Rapids. Featuring a Model Train Station Depot, Santa Claus, Scavenger Hunt gift basket, & more.

Holiday Fun in Frankfort!: 17th Annual Holly Berry Arts & Crafts Fair: Featuring over 100 artists! 10am-4pm, Frankfort High School. 231-352- 7251.

Santa and Mrs. Claus: Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides & visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus! 1-3pm, Sleeping Bear Inn, downtown Frankfort.

Tree Lighting: 7pm, Rotary Park.

“Poetry In Michigan/Michigan In Poetry” Reading: Held from 7-9pm at Brilliant Books, TC. This anthology of poetry, interspersed with stand-alone works of art, explores the variances in Michigan landscape; shoreline; lives lived in the city, town, and countryside; the uncommon diversity of cultures, points of view, concerns, celebrations, losses, and histories. 90+ Michigan poets & 30 visual artists represented. Local poets featured in the collection include Michael Delp, Jack Driscoll, Anne-Marie Oomen, Teresa Scollon, Alison Swan, and Angela Williams. 946-2665.

Downtown Harbor Springs Christmas Tree Lighting: 6:30pm. Northern Michigan Chorale leads in Christmas carols. Visits with Santa, handmade stocking ornaments, hot cocoa & cookies. Followed by Chili Supper, Holy Childhood Church. www.HarborSpringsChamber.com

Farmland 5k Sign Up Party: Receive a discount code for 15% off the race entry fee, & sign up online in the store. Runners will also be treated to Cherry Republic samples. 3-7pm, Cherry Republic, TC. The Farmland 5k will be held on Dec. 7. For more info email: lisamarytaylor@gmail.com

“It”: This romantic comedy film staring Clara Bow with Stephan Warner on the Wurlitzer will be shown at the Music House Museum at 5:30 & 7:30pm. Tickets: $15 adults, $13 seniors & $5 students. Visit www.MyNorthTickets.com or call 938-9300.

sunday 12/1

Santa Paws/Open House: Have your pets’ pictures taken with Santa Claus for a donation of $10/picture. Prizes will be awarded for the cutest, largest, smallest, most unusual and best costumed pet. Noon-4pm, Cherryland Humane Society. 946-5116.

Christmas Party: Make & take wreaths, jewelry, holiday crafts, & listen to holiday music while visiting with friends and neighbors. 1-4 pm, Solon Twp. Hall, Cedar.

Horizon Books, TC: 12-2pm: Author Signing: Monica Farrier, “A Sprinkle Family Christmas”. Dobie Sprinkle is a tiny elf boy who lives with his family in the forest. The elder elves are wary of the townsfolk, but Dobie begins to grow curious about their strange world. 2-4pm: Author Signing: Dan Hendrix, “The King’s Daughter”. This is the tale of four Irish fishermen who, during the mid-nineteenth century, journey from Ireland to America in search of a new life. But when they settle on a remote wilderness island in Lake Michigan, their peaceful and promising refuge suddenly becomes a battleground of religious conflict and social unrest. www.horizonbooks.com

St. Andrews Society: Buffet dinner at 6pm, followed by Highland Dancers, haggis, bagpipes, harpist & more at Mt. Holiday, TC. $20 adults. Reservations required: 231 947-3902.

Jazzy Christmas III: 2pm, Central United Methodist Church, TC. This non-profit outreach concert features the Trillium Singers, the Christmas Combo, and Sashay. Enjoy an afternoon of a cappella singing and instrumental jazz. Proceeds go toward feeding the homeless at Central United Methodist Church’s homeless outreach. A free will offering will be taken. 231-645-2662.

Sparkle in the Park: (See Sat.)

“A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol”: (See Sat., except today’s time is 3pm.)


TC Sings: Community singing session at the Grand Traverse Circuit, noon-2pm on Wednesdays through Dec. 4; and 7-9pm on Thursdays through Dec. 5. www.heather@tcsings.org.

Visits with Santa: Saturdays through Dec. at Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey.

Technique Cooking: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at noon; Thursday, 5:15pm, at Fustini's, Petoskey. Cost, $10 which go toward purchase.

Meditation & Yoga: Free meditation class at Shanti School of Yoga, TC, every Friday, 7:30pm; free Om Gentle Yoga on Sunday, 10:30am. (Logan's Landing, TC)

Winter Farmers Market: Held the second Thursday of each month at the Civic Center, East Jordan. Special holiday dates: Nov. 27 & Dec. 23.

“A Salute to World War II Veterans”: This exhibit contains local Traverse City area WWII memorabilia from the Con Foster Collection and features local photos of what our citizens did for the war effort. Held through Dec. 6 at The History Center of TC. Cost, $5. 995-0313. www.traversehistory.org

“Guardians of the Great Lakes”: Explore the history of the US Coast Guard with facts dating as far back as 1790 where Alexander Hamilton served as a founding member of this military branch. This exhibit is held through Dec. 6 at The History Center of TC. $5. 995-0313. www.traversehistory.org

Michigan Folksong Legacy: Discoveries from the Great Depression, a traveling exhibit from MSU, at the Dennos Museum Center, TC, through Jan. 5. www.dennosmuseum.org

Vinyl Night: Bring records to play every Thursday at Little Fleet, TC, all night.

Village Farmers Market: Saturday, indoors at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, 10am-2pm.

Record Revival Night: Bring your records to Tastes of Black Star Farms, at the Grand Traverse Commons, and listen to tunes while sipping on wine, every Thursday, 6-9pm.

“Window Night Award”: From Dec. 1-7, business and home windows in Elk Rapids will be judged. For more info call 231-264-8202.

Deep Blue Water Samba School: This community samba drumming class is held the 1st & 3rd Mon. of each month from 7:30-9pm at GT Circuit, TC. Cost: $10 sliding scale. 231-276-2328.

Petoskey Winter Farmers Market: Fridays, 8:30am-1pm, NCMC Student Services Bldg.

Harbor Springs Winter Farmers Market: Saturdays, 9am, HS Middle School (except Thanksgiving week).

Boyne City Indoor Market: Every Sat., Nov.-April at the Red Barn, next to the Boyne District Library on Park Street, 9am-1pm.

Kids Open MIC: Held every Saturday at 3pm at Northern Natural Cider House, TC. 943-1078.

22nd Annual Tree of Lights: For each $10 donation either in honor or in memory of a pet or person, a light will be lit on the Christmas Tree of Lights. Begins Dec. 1. Cherryland Humane Society, TC. Donations can be sent here too. 946-5116.

“Saturday’s Child”: This story time is for families with children ages 3-7. Featuring songs, stories, finger plays, poems, a craft or other activity, and a snack. Held Saturdays from 3-4pm in the Program Room at Petoskey District Library. www.petoskeylibrary.org or 231-758-3112.

Helping Hands

Operation Christmas Child: Faith Reformed Church in Traverse City is a collection center for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse that collects gift-filled shoeboxes & delivers them to needy children all over the world. You can make your donations Nov. 18-25. Call 231-590- 5069 for drop off hours. For info re. other drop off locations, call 1-800-567-8580.

Bring Mittens, Socks & Hats: To E.J. Bay Winds Federal Credit Union, Charlevoix State Bank & Huntington Bank, Nov. 18 - Dec. 13 & hang them on the Christmas tree for Care & Share to distribute.

Calling for ‘UnderPantry’ Donations: United Way of Northwest Michigan has partnered with Goodwill Inn to support their ‘UnderPantry’. Donations of new undergarments (socks, underwear, undershirts and bras) can be dropped off at United Way of Northwest Michigan, the Park Place Hotel, Grace Episcopal Church and all of the local Goodwill Retail locations between November 23rd and December 13th. www.unitedwaynwmi.org or 231-947-3200.

Holiday Giving Program: Stop by any Kewadin Casino through Nov. & bring in three non-perishable canned goods or one unwrapped toy valued at $10 & receive $5 in Kewadin Credits. Help stock local food pantries & toy banks this holiday season. 1-800-KEWADIN.

Safe Home Harvest Food & Supply Drive for Women’s Resource Center of Northern MI: Donation drop off sites: Women’s Resource Center, Petoskey; Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona; and Gold Mine Resale Shops, Petoskey. (WRCNM). http://www.wrcnm.org

Oleson’s Dollar Drive supports Safe Home: Oleson’s Food Store in Petoskey is giving shoppers the opportunity to support the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan’s domestic abuse Safe Home during a ‘Dollar Drive’ taking place Nov. 17-28. The Oleson’s Foundation is providing a $1,000 match for the first $1,000 raised. 231-347-1572.

Christmas Pet Food Drive: Donations of bagged, canned or boxed pet food, pet treats, cat litter & washable toys are appreciated. Bring donations to the Cherryland Humane Society, TC from Dec. 1 - Christmas. 946-5116.

Bikes for Tykes: Donate a new bike or cash donation, & it goes to Toys For Tots. Take them to: VFW POST #2780: Veterans Drive, TC; & AMVETS #114, Elk Rapids. (231) 620-1323.

Northern Michigan Toys For Tots: Visit their Facebook page for info on donating. https:// www.facebook.com/...Michigan-Toys-For- Tots/220559857882


Christmas at the Manistee Art Institute: Member artists feature many different mediums from watercolors and pastels to ceramics, pottery, collage, photography, mixed media and fabric art. This exhibit opens Nov. 30, from 1-8:30pm. An Artist’s Reception will be held on Dec. 13 from 6:30- 8:30pm. Hardy Hall, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee. For times & more info, call 231-723-2682.

Crooked Tree Arts Center’s 2013 Holiday Art Bazaar: Held through Dec. 18 at CTAC galleries. (231) 347-4337. www.crookedtree.org

Jordan River Arts Council’s Gift Market: Held Nov. 24 - Dec. 20 at East Jordan High School Auditorium. jordanriverarts.com or 231-536-3385.

Ian Wilson: Artist-In-Residence: Exploring distortion through portraiture. Through Dec. 10, Kalkaska County Library. 231-258-9411.

“Cabin Fever”: Exhibit at the Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, Frankfort, through Jan. 3.

Dennos Museum Center, TC: “Annual Cape Dorset Print Exhibition & Sale”: This year’s collection consists of 32 prints by 11 artists. Through Dec.1;

“Shine On: Gregory D. Seman”: Photographs of Northwest Michigan. A solo exhibition of black & white silver gelatin prints, presented in association with the publication of a book by the same name. Through Jan. 5; “Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes”: Transforming Nature into Art. More than 100 artworks in a variety of media including acrylic, oil, watercolor, & fabric, from some the region’s most versatile artists. Exhibition produced in conjunction with release of book by the same name. www.dennosmuseum.org

Photography Exhibition: Work by Tom Haxby at the Traverse Area District Library.

Glancing Back, Looking Forward: Featuring work by Delbert Michel, Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Nov-Dec.

Call for Artists: Accepting all types of media for the March exhibit, "Community, What's Your Connection?", at Bay Pointe Church, TC, Feb. 24- 28. Opening March 14, at 6pm. 922-9882.

Call for Art: Community art show at Right Brain Brewery, TC, “Art Bomb,” happening January through March. Visit www.tinyurl.com/artbombtc. com Deadline for entry is Dec. 14.

Michigan Melody: Exhibition celebrating instrument makers of Michigan and The Joy of Music Through Fine Art, at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts, through Nov. 30. charlevoixcircle.org.

Art of Recovery: The Human Journey: Exhibition hosted by Northern Lakes Community Mental Health at the InsideOut Gallery, TC. northernlakescmh.org.

Bier Art Gallery’s Annual Holiday Openhouse/ Art Demonstrations & 4th Annual Ornament Show: Held Nov. 29-30, 10am-6pm, located in the red & white schoolhouse 6 miles south of Charlevoix on US 31. Discover a unique selection of handmade ornaments and gifts featuring the creative works of many talented artisans. Bier Gallery is open daily throughout the holiday season and the ornament show will continue through this time as well. 231-547-2288.

Art of the Watershed: Featuring Lindy Bishop and Heather Harris-Brady, at the Watershed Center, 13272 S. West Bay Shore Dr. A portion of sales protect GT Bay. www.gtbay.org

"Barre Chords to Mixer Boards: Music is Art.": Multi-media show, Village at G.T. Commons through Dec. 1. www.thevillagetc.com.

The Shards of Winter Exhibition: Nov. 29 through March at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village. Open House held on Nov. 29 from 11am-7pm. 231-526- 9447. www.threepinesstudio.com

Out Up North: Watercolor art by Sarah Tule at Cycling Salamander, Charlevoix.

Fresh Air: Plein air paintings by Heidi Marshall at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village.

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