Baskets of Bounty Holiday Donation Drive for Area Seniors: The Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging is seeking: paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper, flushable wipes, lip balm (Chapstick), Band-Aids, shampoo/conditioner combo, body lotion, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, liquid hand soap, dish soap, laundry detergent (smaller containers), assorted puzzle books (new), hand sanitizer & wipes, & cat & dog treats. Donations are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to: Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging. Cash donations ...
Explore East Bay: Runs Sept. 7 - Nov. 1. This new, free, eight-week outdoor walking program invites you to explore eight featured parks in East Bay Township & improve your physical health. Participants will record their daily steps & walking minutes. Each week the program will feature one park in East Bay as part of a weekly photo contest. Sign up.
Good Fight 5K: Also known as the Remembrance Run, this year this run will go virtual. Presented by the TC Track Club. Benefits the Munson Healthcare Foundation's Women's Cancer Fund. Registration runs through Oct. 4. Complete your virtual 5K any day/time/place between Oct. 4 through Oct. 16.
United Way's Day of Caring: Projects are outdoors only & can accommodate teams of nine volunteers or fewer. Appropriate masking & social distancing will be enforced throughout the day, while focusing on fun & service. Sign up.
Virtual Mackinac Island Fort 2 Fort Five Mile Challenge: Run or walk your race wherever or whenever you like. Or go to Mackinac Island to run the official course, which will be marked October 3, the "official" virtual race day.
Virtual Northern Lights Fun Run 5K: Hosted by Munson Medical Center's Thomas Judd Care Center to raise awareness of their HIV care & prevention program in northern Michigan. Open all Sept. Register by Aug. 30 to be guaranteed your shirt size.
Walk & Roll Grand Traverse: A community-wide wellness challenge that runs Sept. 1-27 & aims to increase physical activity by challenging participants to walk, run, bike, skate, or roll to boost physical & mental health. Register individually or as a group online. Walk & Roll in: your own neighborhood, some of the parks & trails in Grand Traverse County, or anywhere you please. Log your time, distance, & number of participants. ...
“I Voted” Sticker Design Contest: The City Clerk's Office, TC, has launched this contest, searching for new, unique designs to help get out the vote in the Nov. 2020 election. Open to residents, including 9th-12th grade students, in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Antrim, or Kalkaska counties. Artists may provide more than one submission & collaborations are welcome. The winning design will be printed as stickers & digitally distributed to voters on ...
Northport 2020 Photo Exhibit - Online: Presented by the Northport Arts Association, Sept. 4-20. Featuring professional & amateur photographers & their variety of subjects & styles. Up to 200 photographs will be on display & available to purchase.
"Don't Miss the Boat": Presented by the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society. This exhibit highlights the historic ferries of Little Traverse Bay & features original watercolors & giclees by local artist William Talmadge Hall. Runs through the summer of 2021. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11am-3pm.
Manitou Music Poster Competition: The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions of original paintings for its 2021 Manitou Music poster competition. The deadline for on-line submissions is Sept. 17. Open to all current GAAC members.
"Power Tools Exhibit" & "Art in a Time of Coronavirus | A Postcard Response": Sept 11 - Nov. 5. Power Tools is a multifaceted, juried exhibition built on the belief that the arts provide us with powerful tools of expression. The work of 17 artists will be exhibited. Art In A Time Of Coronavirus is an exhibition of 97 hand-built postcards [4” x 6”] that present the maker’s personal response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Postcards were created from paper, polymer ...
Manitou Music Poster Competition: The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions of original paintings for its 2021 Manitou Music poster competition. The deadline for on-line submissions is Sept. 17. Open to all current GAAC members. Each year the GAAC selects an original painting for this limited edition poster. It is sold through the GAAC & at selected shops & art galleries in Leelanau County.
"The Constitution’s Suffrage Amendments: Giving Voice to Those Who Were Not Silent": Virtual event. Panel discussion in conjunction with Constitution Day. Presenters & NMC instructors Mindy Morton & John Zachman will discuss the 15th, 19th, & 24th amendments & the individuals & groups whose political actions saw those amendments become political reality, & evaluate how these amendments impact our current political climate & elections. Zoom Link: https://nmc.zoom.us/j/98632067245