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.
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.
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.
Cancer Free-doms Support Group: For all of those affected by cancer. Learn about individual resources, emotional support, treatment research & review, hugs, recipes, love & support. Held every other Sun.
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.
Free Family Christmas Activities : 3-5pm: Beulah Trailhead: Art project, face painting, cookie decorating & Santa. Downtown Beulah: Horse-drawn wagon rides. 4pm: Christmas carolers from Benzie Central High School Choir. 5:15pm: Christmas Magic Lighted Parade.
Santa & Mrs. Claus at OAC: Enjoy seeing Santa & Mrs. Claus, as well as a holiday story time with Benzie Shores Library, holiday arts & crafts, a hot chocolate bar, & activities with Cognition Discovery Center.
The Long Memory Project Performance: Community elders gathered with MI-based artists to retell stories of the little-known social & environmental movements seen in the region’s past. Musicians Seth Bernard, Sam Cooper & Zach Watson, & writers Jaime Delp & Amber Edmondson will perform original pieces inspired by these stories. $20.