East Jordan Garden Club Donates: Bring new hats, mittens, socks, scarves, etc. Trees are located at East Jordan's 4Front Credit Union, Charlevoix State Bank & Huntington Bank through Dec. 12. Care & Share will distribute them along with their local Christmas Gifting project.
Christmas Magic: Events start at 9am in downtown Beulah. Includes Breakfast with Santa & Frosty at Hungry Tummy, Benzonia Public Library Holiday Party, carolers, Christmas Magic Lighted Parade & more.
Free Play Writing Competition: City Opera House invites regional high school students to submit an original one-act play - 9-12 pages with 4 characters or less - to the 8th Annual Young Playwrights Festival. The deadline is Fri., Dec. 14. Finalists are paired with national theater mentors, win $100 & see their play performed on the City Opera House stage.
Harvest Food & Supply Drive: Help support women & children at the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan’s (WRCNM) Safe Home who are seeking safety from domestic abuse. Donations include non-perishable foods, grocery gift cards, household goods & personal care items. Bring to the WRCNM main office at 423 Porter St. in Petoskey; Gold Mine Resale Shops in Petoskey; & WRCNM offices in Cheboygan, Gaylord & Mancelona. 231-347-1572.
Paper Angels: Each year CFS matches donors in the community with people who need them through the Paper Angels Christmas Giving Program. Each person affiliated with a CFS program creates a wish list ranging around $100. Community members can call the Paper Angels desk & select a wish list to fulfill, Mon. through Fri., 10am-4pm. Drop off day for gifts is Dec. 8, from 10am-2pm at CFS on ...
The Art of: The Other Traverse City: Local photographer Alan Newton will focus his lens on the opioid crisis affecting the TC region & beyond. Featuring about 11 portraits of people who are addicts in recovery, emergency responders, judges, families who have lost children, & others, along with their written stories based on interviews conducted by Newton. An opening reception will be held on Thurs., Nov. 8 from 6-8pm. The exhibition runs through ...
The Giving Tree: The Giving Tree is decorated with ornaments representing the ages of children at the Safe Home, the domestic abuse shelter serving families in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet & Otsego counties. Shoppers may select an ornament on the tree which will help guide them in their purchase of an age-appropriate book or gift to donate & place under the tree.
Authors Signings: 12-2pm: Chris Kassel will sign his book "A Being Otherwise." 2-4pm: Tom Carr will sign his book "MI BAD: Robbers, Cutthroats & Thieves in Michigan's Past & Present." 4-6pm: Dean R. Feldpausch will sign his book "The Batman and the Ballerina."
Homage: Inspired by Outstanding Canadian Women: This exhibition features 40 framed neckpieces created as a celebration & tribute to Canadian women, past & present by jewelry artist Donald Stuart. Join Don on Sun., Jan. 20 at 3pm as he share his career, from starting a pioneering hand-weaving studio for Inuit women to his acclaimed artistry in jewelry, hollowware, & architectural installations. Museum hours: 10am-5pm, Mon.-Sat.; 1-5pm, Sun,; & 10am-8pm, Thurs.
Pangnirtung Weavings from the Dennos Museum Center's Collection: Featuring weavings from the Inuit art collection, by the artists of the Pangnirtung Weaving Cooperative. Hours: 10am-5pm, Mon.-Sat.; 1-5pm, Sun.; & 10am-8pm, Thurs.
Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1950: From the Detroit Institute of Arts, this exhibition features 40 works by late-19th & early-20th century artists capturing American life, culture & identity in that time. Here:Say Storytelling & the Front Street Writers have produced & recorded short stories to accompany these artworks. Hours: 10am-5pm, Mon.-Sat.; 1-5pm, Sun,; & 10am-8pm, Thurs.
Single MOMM December Event Night: Moms will "shop" in the Books-A-Million store for gifts for their kiddos (18 and under please) and enjoy a served meal together. There will also be a kids program. Must RSVP.
Bayside Travellers Contra Dance: Potluck at 6pm. Bring your table service, beverage & a dish to share. Live music by Big Fun. Basic skills workshop from 7-7:30pm & dancing from 7:30-10:30pm. Bring a white elephant gift for the traditional gift exchange dance.