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.
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.
Virtual Sleeping Bear Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K: Run the race course any time. Starts & finishes in Empire, taking runners by the Dune Climb, past Little Glen Lake & through the village of Glen Arbor, with views of the Manitou Islands & Sleeping Bear Dunes. Must register by Sept. 27. Marathon: $95; half marathon: $75; 5K: $40.
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 ...
"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.
"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 ...
"Time with Eagles": A collection of images by Charlevoix photographer Bill Dietrich. Half of his images were taken in Charlevoix, while others were taken in the Pacific Northwest in Skagit Valley on the Skagit River where he attended an eagle photography workshop in Seattle & La Conner, Washington. Runs Sept. 18 - Oct. 31.
Annual All Media Juried Exhibition: Runs Sept. 18 - Oct. 23. This year's juror is Eden Ünlüata - Foley, MFA, MA, associate professor of visual arts at West Shore Community College. Eden Ünlüata - Foley's process involves deciding what themes are present in the submitted work, & then deciding which theme each work most associates with & best exemplifies. A total of 105 works were submitted for jurying. From those works, ...
Call & Response: This exhibit recognizes the many ways works of art can spark conversation, action & aid in the processing of ideas, feelings, experiences & events. Original work in a variety of media will be on display. Runs Sept. 21 - Dec. 18.
The Collective Impulse: New Work by Ruth Bardenstein, Jean Buescher Bartlett & Susan Moran: These three artists met in Ann Arbor &, over time, have nurtured both personal & creative connections. They regularly share & critique one another’s work & together visit gallery & museum exhibitions.
Connecting Women in Business: Presented by the Petoskey Chamber. "Revving Your Resiliency" featuring Jackie Krawczak. Virtual - Zoom. $20 members; $25 members; includes $10 Parkside Deli gift certificate. Register.
Traverse Area Camera Club Competition Show 2020: Each spring the Traverse Area Camera Club hosts a photography competition for club members. Photographs are peer-reviewed at novice, intermediate, advanced & master levels. This exhibition highlights 2020's award-winning works in each level.
Mathias J. Alten: An American Artist at the Turn of the Century: The German-born American Impressionist Mathias Joseph Alten, often referred to as the Dean of Michigan painters, is regarded as one of the most celebrated regionalist artists to have worked in the United States. Runs Sept. 22 - Jan. 31.
Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy: This exhibit celebrates Michigan’s modern architectural design history from 1928-2012. It is comprised of over 50 photographs by James Haefner primarily for the State Historic Preservation Office as part of their Michigan Modern Project, & featured in the book by State Historic Preservation Officer Brian Conway, titled "Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy." Runs Sept. 22 - Jan. 31.
Civics Happy Hour: Register to vote, get a library card & fill out your Census. Look for the white tents. In case of rain the event will move to an inside setup consistent with COVID/distancing requirements. If you cannot attend this event, you can still complete your forms online at the link provided.