featured events

COH: The Bergamot Holiday Concert

City Opera House
Thursday, December 19 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

The Bergamot Holiday Concert Tickets: $22, $15 Back in Traverse City just in time for the holidays, The Bergamot Holiday Concert is an intimate night of music and storytelling where founding members Nathaniel and Jillian warm the hearts of listeners with songs and stories of inspiration and hope. Fans can expect to hear uplifting holiday favorites like "Carol of the Bells", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" and Bergamot originals like the recently-released "Mayflies." Building quite a fan base in the region, it's easy to see why People Magazine called The Bergamot, "The hottest emerging music talent." Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 7:30pm

Open Pottery Studio
Sep 4 - Dec 11
Artworks
106 N Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307

Wednesday, September 4 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Artworks

Drop-in: $10 8 sessions with 25lbs of clay: $35 8 sessions only: $40 Ages: Adult Open Studio hours are for experienced ceramic artists looking for a relaxed, positive atmosphere to work independently. We also carry a selection of pre-fired greenware that can be glazed for those with little to no experience. Studio Supervisor: Gabbi Saraney Every other Wednesday beginning September 4 6-9pm. Studio packages: 25lbs of clay with 8 session punch card $35 (Students will be responsible for maintaining their own recycled clay) 8 session punchard only (included use of studio clay) $40 Drop in $10 Firing Prices: For pieces made from raw clay: 1/4 shelf $7.00 1/2 shelf $13.00 Full shelf $25.00 For pre-fired greenware: 1/4 shelf $4.00 1/2 shelf $7.00 Full Shelf $12.00 Open Studio hours also available by appointment. Call 231.629.0277 to set up your session.

Blanket the North
Nov 7 - Dec 6
Fernelius Auto Group
Cheboygan, MI 49721

Thursday, November 7 through December 6

Fernelius Auto Group

Now through December 6, stop by Fernelius Toyota at 11283 North Straits Hwy, and help fill the bed of the 2020 Toyota Tundra Truck with new blankets of any shape, size or type. Donations of new towels, pillows, and sheets are also appreciated. The donated items will be distributed by the Salvation Army to youth, elderly, and everyone in between, needing extra help staying warm and comfortable this winter. In addition, shelters for the homeless, battered/abused women and indigent will receive items. These shelters are desperately in need of new blankets, sheets, towels and pillows as they are required to supply a new set for each person. For more information check out the Fernelius Toyota Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Facebook page or call Fernelius Toyota at (231) 627-5673.

Camp Grayling Range Firing Schedule (December 1-7, 2019)
Dec 1 - Dec 7
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Camp Grayling

Sunday, December 1 through December 7

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

RANGE FIRING SCHEDULE FOR THE PERIOD OF December 1st – 7th, 2019 GRAYLING, Mich. – There are no scheduled small arms ranges for this week. Residents in and around our Small Arms Ranges located north of Howe Road, east of the gas pipeline, south of Portage Creek and west of Lake Margrethe will not hear any small arms firing during this timeframe. A little further north at Camp Grayling’s Multi-Purpose Range Complex also known as the Range 30 complex, located north of North Down River Road, east of Jones Lake Road, south of County Road 612 and west of Bald Hill Truck Trail will be quieter. All roads and trails west of Wakeley Bridge road, to include Bucks East-West Truck Trail from Jones Lake Road to Wakeley Bridge Road, Ketchum truck Trail from Bucks East-West to North Down River Road, and Stephen Bridge Road from County Road 612 to North Down River Road will be open to civilian traffic. Camp Grayling’s Range 40 Complex, also known as the Air to Ground range, which is located north of County Road 612, east of Guthrie Lake, south of Old State Road 618 and west of County Road F97 (Twin Bridge Road) will be the only active range during this timeframe. Residents in the area may see or hear low flying fixed wing aircraft, Monday, December 2nd – Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 also Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th, 2019. The next Camp Grayling Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 11th from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Frederic Township Hall (6470 Manistee Street Frederic, MI 49733). If persons are looking for the most current information on the PFAS Water Contamination investigation, visit the brand new Camp Grayling Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Homepage at: https://libguides.kirtland.edu/grayling_pfas. For further information call 989-344-6100.

Giving Week Fundraiser for Farmer’s Footprint
Dec 2 - Dec 6
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N. Cut Road, Roscommon, MI, 48653, United States

Monday, December 2 through December 6

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, Dec 2nd ­- Friday, Dec 6thGiving Week Fundraiser for Farmer’s FootprintStarting on Giving Tuesday and running through Friday, Dec 6th, XC Ski HQ will match up to $2,500 in donations to Farmer’s Footprint, with a goal of raising $5,000. Farmer’s Footprint is a non­-profit organization dedicated to supporting farmers, rebuilding our nation’s topsoil to absorb greenhouse gases, preserving our nation’s food independence, and reversing climate change. To learn more and donate, head to www.CrossCountrySki.com and click on the “Giving Week” tab.

Giving Tuesday!!!
Dec 3 - Dec 7
Oasis Family Resource Center
Cadillac, MI 49601

Tuesday, December 3 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Oasis Family Resource Center

We will be collecting items to be donated to Oasis Family Resource Center of Cadillac, servicing Wexford and Missaukee counties as well as Wise servicing the Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo counties. Please help us, help them, by dropping off your donated items anytime on Tuesday-Saturday, to either of our Serendipity locations in Cadillac or Big Rapids. When you do, Serendipity will give you a coupon for 20% any one full priced item (which does not have to be used that day). If you prefer to donate a monetary gift instead, we will have a bucket for that as well. Please let us know if you need someone to come to you to pick up your donation items. Wise of Big Rapids needs list: diapers baby wipes paper towels toilet tissue 13 gallon or larger garbage bags Lysol wipes dish soap dishwasher soap sugar/creamer/coffee filters/ground coffee Oasis of Cadillac needs: -diapers -diaper wipes -Clorox wipes -laundry soap -dish soap

Giving Tuesday
Dec 3 - Dec 13
The Red Dresser Fall Market
Traverse City, MI 49686

Tuesday, December 3 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

The Red Dresser Fall Market

We have felt so blessed from the support of our customers that we want show our thanks by supporting our community. Join the vendors at The Red Dresser in supporting the Traverse City High School. If you are not familiar this it is an Alternative High School that has anywhere from 170 to 220 students in any given school year. They are determined by the state as an At Risk School. The Traverse City High School is a unique school that not only offers an education but a safe place to get their needs met and feel cared for in a family approach. Many of these students just need a bit of support and help. The Red Dresser will be donating a portion of our sales on Giving Tuesday - December 3rd to these students. We will also be accepting donations at the shop until Friday - December 13th. If you would like to help these teens out below is a list of needs. Thank you so much! Toiletries Chapstick Body wash (men & women) Shampoo/Conditioner Deodorant Lotion Fun Items Stress balls Ear buds Adult coloring books Art supplies Sharpies Sport Balls Hackey Saks Kinetic sand Putty Squisheys Nail Polish/Make-up Playing cards Water Bottles (reusable) Sketch books Anything star wars Candy/snacks Gift cards ($5 ones are great like fast food movie passes gas cards or a specific place) Clothing Items Hoodies sizes M-3XL dark color gray black brown navy .Blankets Socks Novelty socks Black leggings Mens gloves L/XL

Christmastime in Chicago
Dec 5 - Dec 7
Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce
707 N. Huron Ave., MACKINAW CITY, MI 49701

Thursday, December 5 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce

Come experience Christmastime in Chicago with the MCAAC. On the itinerary: One of a Kind Holiday Show Chicago Art Institute Tour Christkindlmarket Macy’s (Marshall Field’s Building) State Street “Holiday Traditions Tour " Driehaus Home Museum Museum of Science & Industry Stunning Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile at Christmastime and Trader Joes. $450 total per person double occupancy -or- $570 per person single occupancy / MCAAC members $430 or $550 *This includes round trip Mackinaw City/Chicago Coach transportation as well as within Chicago (one downstate pick up/drop off location can be arranged) tickets to all shows museums and tours two nights at a downtown hotel and three breakfasts. Lunch and dinners will be on your own as well as evening entertainment. Call Linda Orlow 231-838-4484 with questions ***The DEADLINE to register for this trip is October 21. Sent a check to MCAAC Box 113 Mackinaw City MI 49701 This should include your contact information. You will receive a detailed itinerary after registration. One of a Kind Holiday Show – This is a very popular event in its 19th year with 600+ artists at Merchandise Mart downtown very near the Chicago River. Chicago Art Institute Tour - Founded in 1879 It is one of the largest and oldest art museums in the United States. The museum hosts 1.5 million guests annually! Christkindlmarket- a Chicago/German tradition in its 24th year attracting over 60 vendors and over a million visitors during the six weeks before Christmas. Macy’s (Marshall Field’s Building) State Street “Holiday Traditions Tour” including the Tiffany vaulted ceiling and the Walnut Room restaurant Christmas tree and a taste of famous Frango Mint Chocolates. Driehaus Home Museum A visit to the decorated 1883 downtown home of Samuel Nickerson a wealthy Chicago banker. Museum of Science & Industry “Christmas Around the World” and all museum displays. Stunning Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile at Christmastime! Trader Joe’s near Grand Rapids on the way back!

GHS Players presents ""The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus"
Dec 6 - Dec 7
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Grayling High School, 1135 N Old 27, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Friday, December 6 through December 7

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

“The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus”December 6th and 7th6:30 pmGrayling High School AuditoriumTICKETSAdults $8Students and Senior Citizens $5Tickets available at the door

Stuff the Bus
Dec 6 - Dec 8
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Family Fare, 2470 S I-75 Business Loop , Grayling , 49738, United States

Friday, December 6 through December 8

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Help us STUFF THE BUS to stock the shelves of the pantries at Grayling High School, Grayling Middle School and Grayling Elementary School! A CASD bus will be parked near the Family Fare parking lot December 6-8 and 13-15, 2019. We will be collecting donations of non-perishable food, hygiene products and household necessities such as toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent, tissue, etc. During this season of love and giving, help us help our kids that need it most!

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Exhibit and Sale
Dec 6 - Feb 2
Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan
City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI

Friday, December 6 through February 2

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan

The Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Just Great Art Exhibit and Sale will be held at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Exhibit will be open Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fifteen artists will be over 100 pieces of art on display. The opening reception is Thursday, 7 November from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Precision Measurement Training
Dec 6
Mid Michigan College
Mid Michigan College

Friday, December 6 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Mid Michigan College

This training includes six modules that can be completed individually or as a series. Each module focuses on a different category of precision measurement tools and all modules take place on the Mt. Pleasant Campus. Precision measuring is the cornerstone of quality in products and services many people rely upon each day. Starrett Snap-on and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) combined their industrial experience and expertise to create certifications that include hands-on training on instruments that are vital to engineering manufacturing and power generation careers to name a few. Those who earn these certifications will be proficient in the use of a variety of instruments ranging from tapes and rules to calipers and micrometers. Tape & Rule Measurement | October 11 & 18 8am-Noon | $400 Slide Caliper Measurement | November 1 8am-Noon | $200 Gauge Measurement | November 8 8am-Noon | $200 Angle Measurement | November 22 8am-Noon | $200 Micrometer Measurement | December 6 8am-1pm | $250 Dial Gauge Measurement | December 13 8am-1pm | $250

Autumnwood of McBain Annual Craft Show
Dec 6
Senior Networking Advocacy Group
Cadillac, MI 49601

Friday, December 6 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Senior Networking Advocacy Group

Looking for unique gifts for the holidays? A variety of crafters from around the area will gather at Autumnwood on December 6. Proceeds benefit our Patient Activity Fund.

Eagle's Nest Weekly Playgroup
Dec 6
Lake Leelanau St. Mary School
St. Mary School - Lake Leelanau 303 S SAINT MARYS St, Lake Leelanau, Michigan 49653

Friday, December 6 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Lake Leelanau St. Mary School

St. Mary Preschool will be hosting a weekly Eagle's Nest Playgroup! This is a FREE event open to ALL parents (not just St. Mary families!) with children birth through age 5. It will be held in the St. Mary Eagle Nest Preschool Classroom, with parking available on the north end of the St. Mary School parking lot. Snacks Provided Note: Parent presence is required, this free playgroup is not meant for a drop off service.

Hanging of the Greens
Dec 6
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 308 Lawndale, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Friday, December 6 at 9:30 am

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Little STEMmers 2019-2020
Dec 6
Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum
Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum 5093 E Remus Rd, Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858

Friday, December 6 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

​Drop in on first Fridays of the month to explore your child's science and engineering curiosity with interactive stations. Parents take away new ideas for bringing science, technology, engineering and math into your home! At least one parent must be present at the event. One adult may attend with up to two children, appropriate for pre-K through second grade students. Stay tuned for the potential of afternoon or No-School programs being added to the calendar! Registration is free with a Discovery Museum membership and open to the public. Attendees without a membership can purchase a day pass.​

New Program- Acorn Adventurers!
Dec 6
Boardman River Nature Center
Grand Traverse Conservation District 1450 Cass Rd, Traverse City, Michigan 49685

Friday, December 6 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Boardman River Nature Center

Outdoor environments are a great way to engage all of your early learners developing senses, and give kids a bit of exercise, too! Join us every Friday, September 13-December 13 (No November 29th program) as we come together for a mix of guided and self-guided outdoor activities that allow young explorers and their grown-ups to explore, engage with, and experience the outdoors. Part of programs take place outdoors rain or shine–please dress for the weather. The Acorn Adventurers program is specifically developed for children under the age of 4. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session.

Cornerstone's Bake Sale
Dec 6
Cornerstone Christian School
900 S Western Avenue, Cheboygan, MI 49721

Friday, December 6 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Cornerstone Christian School

Delectable delights and easy treats for you. Support the school and ease your busy day with homemade goods. Thank you to all the volunteers and Family Fare!

Premium Pour
Dec 6
Black Star Farms
Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Friday, December 6 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Black Star Farms

Enjoy Premium Pour for the holidays! During the month of December taste a wide selection of the great wines being produced on Leelanau Peninsula. Tickets are $30 per person and include a signature wine glass and complimentary premium wine pours at more than 20 wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail good for the entire month of December! *Please note that each winery has their own business hours. Please check winery hours in advance. FEATURED WINES: Amoritas Vineyards: 2018 Mary’s Folly White Field Blend Aurora Cellars: 2016 Blaufrankisch and 2016 Cabernet Franc Baia Estate Winery Tasting Room: Lambo (sparkling red) Big Little Wines: C-3 Black Star Farms: 2017 Arcturos Cabernet Franc Blustone Vineyards: 2017 Winemaker’s Red Boathouse Vineyards: 2016 Merlot Chateau Fontaine Vineyard and Winery: Grüner Veltliner Cherry Republic: Balaton Cherry Ciccone Vineyard & Winery: Lee La Tage 45 North Vineyard & Winery: Cabernet Franc French Valley Vineyard: 2017 Jubilee Glen Arbor Wines: Alligator Hill Merlot Good Harbor Vineyards: Collaboration and Labernet Laurentide Winery: Apera Dessert Wine Leelanau Cellars: 2016 Merlot M22 Winery: Vintner’s Red MAWBY: CA2012 Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery: Cuveé Rosé or 2016 Merlot Shady Lane Cellars: 2016 Cabernet Franc Reserve Silver Leaf Vineyard and Winery: Taster’s Choice Soul Squeeze Cellars: 2017 I Chardonnay Verterra Winery: Chaos Sparkling Wine When you purchase your tickets online you will pick up your tasting glasses and tickets in our office during our business hours M-F 9-2. We are located at the corner of M22 and E Cherry Bend Road at 10781 E Cherry Bend Road Studio 1 Traverse City MI. Please enter through the Southeast entrance. Many participating wineries also have tasting glasses and tickets in their tasting rooms. If you are beginning your Premium Pour tour during a weekend in December or when our office is closed please call ahead to one of the wineries to be sure they have an adequate number of glasses and tickets in stock.

Holiday Artists Market
Dec 6
Artworks
The Painted Turtle Gift Shop 106 N Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

Friday, December 6 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Artworks

The Holiday Artists Market offers unique gift options created by Michigan Artists. Gift giving at its best!

CTAC Artisans and Farmers Market
Dec 6 - Dec 20
Petoskey
Crooked Tree Arts Center - 461 East Mitchell Street,Petoskey,MI,49770

Friday, December 6 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Petoskey

So some shopping at CTAC where a variety of vendors will be selling their foods, goods, and wares. Vendors will set up inside the Carnegie Building and on the Bidwell Plaza, while weather permits, each Friday through December 20.Seasonal produce, herbs, honey, plants, gingerbread, muffins, European cookies, granola, eggs, apples, meats, flowers, and more will be sold.***There will be no market on Friday, November 29.

Coffee and Conversation
Dec 6
Portage Lake District Library
Houghton, MI 49931

Friday, December 6 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Portage Lake District Library

Join us on Friday, December 6, from 11:00am – 12:00pm for a community social hour. We'll have coffee and cinnamon rolls. Feel free to bring an activity, or just come for the conversation!

Holiday Art Market at Gaylord Area Council for the Arts (GACA)
Dec 6 - Dec 22
Gaylord
Gaylord Area Council for the Arts - 125 E. Main St.,Gaylord,MI,49735

Friday, December 6 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Gaylord

Come see what local artists are creating in northern Michigan:  Pottery and porcelain items, Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic Paintings, Jewelry, Wooden items, and lots more!  Do your Holiday shopping at GACA, 125 E. Main St., Gaylord.  Open during regular hours of 11am-3pm on Tuesdays thru Fridays and 12pm-2pm on Saturdays until 12/21/19.  Call 989-732-3242 for more information.

BFF Cafe: Breastfeeding Support Group
Dec 6
Big Rapids Community Library
Big Rapids Community Library 426 S Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

Friday, December 6 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Big Rapids Community Library

Meet other breastfeeding moms. Join us for a relaxed, casual, and supportive environment where there is peer support staff available to answer your breastfeeding questions. All children are welcome!

City Offices Closed - Employee Recognition Event
Dec 6
City of Mt Pleasant
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Friday, December 6 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

City of Mt Pleasant

Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting
Dec 6
Black Star Farms
Black Star Farms 10844 E Revold Rd, Suttons Bay, Michigan 49682

Friday, December 6 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Black Star Farms

How many times have you bellied up to a busy bar for your wine tasting? Looking for a different elevated tasting experience that is more relaxed and catered to you? Join us for a Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting at our Suttons Bay tasting room. This guided table service tasting will include six wines chosen to compliment your palate along with a souvenir glass an artisan cheese board with house-made crackers spicy nut mix and chocolate. Sit back and sip nibble and excite your senses in the heart of Northern Michigan Wine Country. Accepting parties of 2-8 people. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. Available only at Black Star Farms Suttons Bay

Private Event
Dec 6 - Dec 7
Skyline Event Center
3309 N Abbe Rd, Comins, MI 48619

Friday, December 6 from 1:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Skyline Event Center

The Skyline Event Center has been reserved for a private event.

iBoss Project Resolution Discussion
Dec 6
Midland Public Schools
Administration Center - Technology Conference Room

Friday, December 6 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Midland Public Schools

https://app.espace.cool/Public/Event/11817/1412648/2115305/19564281

Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting
Dec 6
Black Star Farms
Black Star Farms 10844 E Revold Rd, Suttons Bay, Michigan 49682

Friday, December 6 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Black Star Farms

How many times have you bellied up to a busy bar for your wine tasting? Looking for a different elevated tasting experience that is more relaxed and catered to you? Join us for a Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting at our Suttons Bay tasting room. This guided table service tasting will include six wines chosen to compliment your palate along with a souvenir glass an artisan cheese board with house-made crackers spicy nut mix and chocolate. Sit back and sip nibble and excite your senses in the heart of Northern Michigan Wine Country. Accepting parties of 2-8 people. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. Available only at Black Star Farms Suttons Bay

Safe Home Harvest Food and Supply Drive
Dec 6 - Feb 4
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey

Friday, December 6 from 2:13 pm to 4:13 pm

Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan

The Harvest Food and Supply Drive is one of the most meaningful ways for you to support survivors of domestic abuse and their children in our community. Your donations of grocery/supermarket gift cards, non-perishable foods, household goods, paper products, personal care items and financial contributions help provide a much needed feeling of "home" at a time when survivors are working to regain control of their lives. Over the years, Safe Home has provided thousands of women and their children with shelter, meals and all daily needs at no cost. Harvest Food and Supply Drive donations are accepted at Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan offices in Petoskey, Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona; and at Gold Mine Resale Shops in Petoskey. The Safe Home Needs List is available online at wrcnm.org. For more information, call (231) 347-1572. Drop donations: • WRCNM main office, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop North, 1878 US-31 North, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop South, 1002 Emmet Street, Petoskey • WRCNM offices in Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona

Anime Club
Dec 6
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Classroom

Friday, December 6 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Do you enjoy anime and manga? Then we have the club for you!Join our Anime Club and get to know others who share you enthusiasm, plus watch anime together!For more information, contact Nisa at 231-758-3148 or email nkesseler@petoskeylibrary.org https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7403&lib=0

Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration!
Dec 6 - Dec 7
Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce
113 W. Broadway, Suite 180, Mt. Pleasant,, MI 48858

Friday, December 6 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce

Come and wander the streets of downtown Mt. Pleasant as the glow of holiday lights settles upon the city with the scent of pine boughs and kettle-corn floating in the air and the sound of carolers and holiday merrymakers accompanying your stroll... There are a variety of jolly events happening over the 6th & 7th. Check out the Schedule in this event for more details! Please direct any questions or concerns to parks-rec@mt-pleasant.org If you're interested in volunteering check out our registration page for more details on how to sign-up! http://bit.ly/mpprvolunteer

Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration
Dec 6
City of Mt Pleasant
Downtown Mt. Pleasant, MI

Friday, December 6 from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm

City of Mt Pleasant

Downtown Mt. Pleasant will be filled with holiday spirit at the 26th annual Christmas Celebration slated for Dec. 6-7. Enjoy a sing-along and tree lighting at 6 p.m. on Friday. Saturday features the Jingle All-The-Way 5K and 5 Mile Run, a 9 a.m. – 12 noon breakfast with Santa, and 6 p.m. lighted parade. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/551071875677259/  

Petoskey Holiday Open House
Dec 6
Petoskey
Downtown Petoskey - 401 East Mitchell Street,Petoskey,MI,49770

Friday, December 6 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Petoskey

Holiday Open House kicks off with an appearance by Santa Claus who flies in to town to light the giant Christmas tree in Pennsylvania Park at 6:20 pm. Kids can visit with him in the Petoskey Downtown Trolley afterwards.Merchants open their doors to offer warm holiday greetings. The streets are filled with merry entertainment by carolers and the Petoskey High School Steel Drum Band.  Come downtown and enjoy the smiling faces and Christmas fun with your family with this evening that is a holiday tradition on the first Friday in December every year. 

Downtown Holiday Open House
Dec 6
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library

Friday, December 6 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Visit the Library during Petoskey's Downtown Open House and take a photo with the visiting Pete the Cat and Curious George, warm up with a holiday movie, snacks, and more! https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7432&lib=0

Candy Cane Village
Dec 6
Petoskey Library
Carnegie Building at Upper Carnegie

Friday, December 6 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Join the Friends of the Petoskey Library at the Carnegie Building during Downtown Holiday Open House for their annual Candy Cane Village! Every child and teen who comes is invited to choose a new book to keep and to visit with Santa Claus. Music will be provided by Dr. Goodhart’s Home Remedy and refreshments will be served. https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7480&lib=1001

"Starry Starry Night" - Extreevaganza
Dec 6
Gaylord
Otsego Resort - 696 M-32 East,Gaylord,MI,49735

Friday, December 6 at 6:00 pm

Gaylord

Otsego Resort and Otsego Community Foundation cordially invite you to join us for an evening of holiday fellowship to benefit the Community Fund.   Enjoy a sparkling evening filled with glorious hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar complete with a starific signature drink, a silent and live auction, various games and sharing merriment and goodwill with you community of friends. Dec. 6th, ! “Starry Starry Night” - EXTREEVAGANZA!

Nelson Olstrom at Big Buck Brewery
Dec 6 - Jan 17
Gaylord
Big Buck Brewery - 550 S Wisconsin,Gaylord,MI,49735

Friday, December 6 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Gaylord

Live music from 6-9pm.

YPN Holiday Party Pub Crawl
Dec 6
Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce
113 W. Broadway, Suite 180, Mt. Pleasant,, MI 48858

Friday, December 6 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce

YPN Holiday Party Pub Crawl Friday December 6th from 6-10 pm Downtown Mt. Pleasant __________________________________________________ The Mt. Pleasant YPN Committee will host a YPN Holiday Pub Crawl in Downtown Mt. Pleasant on Friday December 6 from 6-10 pm so come have fun with your YPN friends and wish them Happy Holidays! -- No Event Fee & Friends/Guests of YPN Members welcome! -- RSVPs Requested! -- https://bit.ly/2qQaUPP -- Wear your craziest holiday gear! Think ugly sweaters leggings tights hats accessories! -- We'll gather at the Chamber Office (113 W. Broadway) at 6 pm stop by the Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration Tree Lighting then start our crawl at Marty's Bar -- Be prepared for a fun Christmas game! -- Official event timeframe is 6-10 pm but could go later! Join in when you can! -- Stay up-to-date on where the group is throughout the evening by joining this Facebook Event which will be updated every time we venture somewhere new! -- Even if you're not sure if you can attend be sure to join this event to follow where the group is in case you can join up later!

PK/Elementary Santa Visit and Movie Night
Dec 6
Lake Leelanau St. Mary School
303 St. Mary St, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653

Friday, December 6 from 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm

Lake Leelanau St. Mary School

St. Mary students, their siblings, and staff children are invited to hand deliver letters to Santa! You can also wear your Christmas PJs and watch the movie Arthur Christmas at 7:00pm! $1.00 Concessions will be available. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No drop-offs, please.

Free Film Fridays: Marvel
Dec 6
Grace a. Dow Memorial Library
Midland, MI 48640

Friday, December 6 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Grace a. Dow Memorial Library

Free movie nights -- Fridays at 6:30pm in the Library Auditorium. Our fall theme is Marvel! Watch a different Marvel movie each week in order starting with the beginning of the saga. Visit https://cityofmidlandmi.gov/1798/Free-Film-Friday for the full schedule.

Snowbelt Brewing Company Friday Night Music
Dec 6 - May 29
Gaylord
Snowbelt Brewing Company - 132 W Main Street,Gaylord,MI,49735

Friday, December 6 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Gaylord

Live music on FRIDAY Nights from 7-10PM 

ELF THE MUSICAL at Old Town Playhouse
Dec 6
Old Town Playhouse
Old Town Playhouse

Friday, December 6 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Old Town Playhouse

Embrace your inner elf! Old Town Playhouse presents ELF THE MUSICAL. Prices are $28 for adults and $15 for youth under 18 (plus fees). These tickets can be obtained by phone at 231-947-2210, online at www.oldtownplayhouse.com, or in person at the OTP Box Office. For groups of eight or more, or if using a Two-on-the-Town card, please contact the Box Office. A young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Raised as an elf, he is unaware he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. Then he sets out to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York City find the true meaning of Christmas.

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Exhibit and Sale
Dec 7 - Feb 3
Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan
City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI

Saturday, December 7 through February 3

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan

The Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Just Great Art Exhibit and Sale will be held at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Exhibit will be open Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fifteen artists will be over 100 pieces of art on display. The opening reception is Thursday, 7 November from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration
Dec 7
City of Mt Pleasant
Downtown Mt. Pleasant, MI

Saturday, December 7 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

City of Mt Pleasant

Downtown Mt. Pleasant will be filled with holiday spirit at the 26th annual Christmas Celebration slated for Dec. 6-7. Enjoy a sing-along and tree lighting at 6 p.m. on Friday. Saturday features the Jingle All-The-Way 5K and 5 Mile Run, a 9 a.m. – 12 noon breakfast with Santa, and 6 p.m. lighted parade. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/551071875677259/  

LeRoy UMC Christmas Craft Show
Dec 7
LeRoy United Methodist Church
310 W. Gilbert Street, LeRoy MI

Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

LeRoy United Methodist Church

LeRoy UMC Christmas Craft Show. Christmas crafts for sale as well as vendors selling their crafts and wares. HOLIDAY BAKE SALE. FREE REFRESHMENTS but no lunch served. CHRISTMAS CAROLS PERFORMED BY THE LEROY UMC CHIME CHOIR!

Basket Weaving: Sleigh Basket
Dec 7
Artworks
106 N Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307

Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Artworks

Member $50 Non-Member $60 This little, Winter basket has a solid wooden base with weaving up the sides, topped off with large, old-fashioned skids. Your choice of various colors. Instructors: Jeanette Fleury and Nancy Randall

Alpine Chocolat Haus - Anniversary Sale - 34 Years!
Dec 7
Gaylord
Alpine Chocolat Haus - 208 West Main Street,Gaylord,MI,49735

Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Gaylord

Annual Anniversary Sale 34 Years – Sat, Dec. 7th 9 am to 1 pmBruce would like to extend his greatest Thanks and Appreciation for 34 years strong in the Downtown Community of Gaylord, MI. Please join Bruce  from 9 am - 1 pm for our AnnualAnniversay Sale 30% OFF storewide.Facebook

41st Holiday Hobby Craft Show
Dec 7
Petoskey
Boyne City High School - 1035 Boyne Avenue,Boyne City,MI,49712

Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Petoskey

The Holiday Hobby Craft Show will again present 150 arts and crafts vendors when it is held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Boyne City High School. Admission is $2 for adults and no charge for students.Hourly drawings will be held for $20 Boyne Chamber Checks giveaways. Refreshments are also available for this 41st annual event that raises funds for the Boyne City Booster Foundation. The Booster Foundation's fundraising efforts help support all arts, academics, and athletics for Boyne City Public School students.Vendor application and details.

Homemade Soup and Christmas Sale
Dec 7
Charlevoix United Methodist Church
104 State Street, Charlevoix, MI

Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Charlevoix United Methodist Church

While you are out holiday shopping during the Holiday Merchant Open House, come to the Charlevoix United Methodist Church’s Soup and Christmas Sale. Warm up with all you can eat homemade soups for only $7. Shop the delicious homemade baked goods and gently-used Christmas décor for sale at bargain prices. The church will use the proceeds to support local outreach projects.

Soup and Christmas Sale
Dec 7
Charlevoix United Methodist Church
104 State Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720

Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Charlevoix United Methodist Church

While you are out holiday shopping in Charlevoix, come to the Charlevoix United Methodist Church’s Soup and Christmas Sale. Warm up with all you can eat homemade soups for only $7. Shop the delicious homemade baked goods and gently-used Christmas décor for sale at bargain prices. The church will use the proceeds to support local outreach projects.

Boyne City Indoor Farmers Market
Dec 7 - May 9
Petoskey
City Hall - Boyne City,Boyne City,MI

Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Petoskey

Shop our fabulous indoor market! Each week approximately 20 vendors offer fresh produce greens syrups honey baked goods wine and so much more!Be sure to fill out an entry form each time you stop in for the weekly drawing of a special item from one of our vendors need not be present to win.The indoor market is held in the city hall lobby of Boyne City 319 North Lake Street.

Used Book Sale
Dec 7
Big Rapids Community Library
Big Rapids Community Library 426 S Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

Saturday, December 7 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Big Rapids Community Library

Need to read? Check out our used book sale in the Community Room on the first Saturday of each month (with the exception of holidays and library closures).

Used Book Sale
Dec 7
Big Rapids Community Library
Big Rapids Community Library 426 S Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

Saturday, December 7 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Big Rapids Community Library

Need to read? Check out our used book sale in the Community Room on the first Saturday of each month (with the exception of holidays and library closures).

Canvas Painting
Dec 7
Gaylord
Hobby Lobby - 1425 West Main Street,Gaylord,MI,49735

Saturday, December 7 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Gaylord

16" x 20" canvas painting.No painting experience necessary. All supplies and instruction included. Sample can be viewed at Hobby Lobby.Date: Saturday December 7 2019   9:30 am to 1 pm  - Sat. Dec. 7th 1425 W Main Street Tickets $ 30.00   www.eventbrite.comHobby Lobby 

COH: Broadway Bound! Disney's Aladdin
Dec 7
City Opera House
Traverse City, MI 49684

Saturday, December 7 from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm

City Opera House

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. City Opera House is Broadway Bound! Join your City Opera House hosts for a first-class experience at Wharton Center, on the campus of Michigan State University. The Broadway Bound! package includes round-trip luxury motor coach, premier Zone 1 ticket, gourmet boxed lunch, private dinner and more. Motor coach departs from Traverse City at 9:30am and returns at 9:30pm. Broadway Bound! Disney’s Aladdin is part of MSU Federal Credit Union Performing Arts at City Opera House, and is sponsored by Intentional Wealth Management. All sales are final and nonrefundable. If the patron minimum per trip (54) is not met, a full refund will be issued. Broadway Bound! package: $240 Groups of 10 or more save 10%. Order by phone at 231.941.8082

COH: Broadway Bound! Disney's Aladdin
Dec 7
City Opera House
106 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684

Saturday, December 7 from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm

City Opera House

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. City Opera House is Broadway Bound! Join your City Opera House hosts for a first-class experience at Wharton Center, on the campus of Michigan State University. The Broadway Bound! package includes round-trip luxury motor coach, premier Zone 1 ticket, gourmet boxed lunch, private dinner and more. Motor coach departs from Traverse City at 9:30am and returns at 9:30pm. Broadway Bound! Disney’s Aladdin is part of MSU Federal Credit Union Performing Arts at City Opera House, and is sponsored by Intentional Wealth Management. All sales are final and nonrefundable. If the patron minimum per trip (54) is not met, a full refund will be issued. Broadway Bound! package: $240 Groups of 10 or more save 10%. Order by phone at 231.941.8082

Shrinky Dink Saturday
Dec 7
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Children's Mural Area

Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am to 4:45 pm

Petoskey Library

Make a keychain, necklace, or a trinket out of shrink plastic! All day, while supplies last. https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7441&lib=0

Growing Readers Together - Tutoring
Dec 7
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Small Meeting Room

Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Tutoring program for K-3rd graders. https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7002&lib=0

Craft and Vendor Show
Dec 7
St. Mary-Hannah School
2912 W. M-113, Kingsley, MI

Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

St. Mary-Hannah School

A Craft and Vendor Show will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at St. Mary-Hannah School. A luncheon will be served from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm at a cost of $5. Canned food donations will be accepted for the local food pantry. The school is located at 2912 West M-113, Kingsley or 13 miles south of Traverse City. Phone 231-263-5288.

Basic: Building Adult Skills in Computing
Dec 7
Portage Lake District Library
Portage Lake District Library 58 Huron St, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Portage Lake District Library

Do you need help with your digital device? Facing tablet troubles? Windows worries? Mac mysteries? Smartphone snafus? Do you want to learn more about what you can do with digital technology? Let the Michigan Tech team of experts help you, teach you, and inspire you! Meets in the Michigan Room.

Wreath making Workshop! - 2 spots left!
Dec 7
Boardman River Nature Center
1450 Cass Rd., Traverse City, MI 49685

Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Boardman River Nature Center

***Updated as of 11/27 2 spots are left for this workshop*** ***WORKSHOP IS FULL*** Please stay tuned for more hands-on workshops! Start off your holiday season by creating a fresh wreath for your front door at the Boardman River Nature Center's Wreath Workshop. This DIY experience lead by wreath experts of the Mamenesewong Garden Club allows you to create alongside floral experts a beautiful wreath you'll be proud to hang in your home. Wreath form a mix of fresh evergreens ribbon instruction and tools will be provided-just be ready to get your thumb green and share in some holiday spirit. Attendees will take home their gorgeous wreaths at the end of the class. Space is limited! Register at: LINK or call 231-941-0960. When: Saturday December 7 2019 from 10:00am-Noon Where: Boardman River Nature Center Community Room 1450 Cass Road Traverse City Michigan 49685 Cost: $35/participant- All materials provided Age: 13+ *Space is very limited* Pre-registration and payment is required. Registration Link: https://natureiscalling.org/event/wreath-making-workshop/

CCHS Train Layout & Open Houses
Dec 7 - Feb 15
Sault Ste Marie
Chippewa county Historical Society - 115 Ashmun St,Sault Ste. Maire,MI,49783

Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sault Ste Marie

Visit our annual train layout & open houses with replicas of local historic buildings as part of the model train yard.

Fill a Subaru for Child and Family Services
Dec 7
Child and Family Services
3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684

Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Child and Family Services

It's that time again for the Subaru Share the Love event! Visit us December 7th to fill a Subaru with supplies and clothes to help Child and Family Services and Pete's Place take care of at-risk youth. Here is a list of items needed- Toiletry/Personal Items: shampoo conditioner body wash razors (mens and womens) toilet paper deodorant shaving cream combs hairbrushes wash clothes/body poofs clothes hampers hangers nail polish remover 3 ring binders, 1" and 2" crafting paints command hooks Clothing-need teen sizes-prefer new please! women's leggings men's sweatpants underwear (mens/womens) socks t-shirts bras-all sizes (sports bras or bralettes work great) shoes-(vans look alikes, unisex) Food items: granola bars macaroni and cheese spaghetti items nutrigrain bars ramen noodles crackers drink boxes

Photos with Santa in Ludington
Dec 7
Mason County District Library
Mason County District Library - Ludington and Scottville

Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Mason County District Library

Children of all ages are invited to the Mason County District Library in Ludington Saturday, December 7, 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 pm to meet Santa and have a picture taken with him! Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All Mason County District Library programs are free.

Premium Pour
Dec 7
Black Star Farms
Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Black Star Farms

Enjoy Premium Pour for the holidays! During the month of December taste a wide selection of the great wines being produced on Leelanau Peninsula. Tickets are $30 per person and include a signature wine glass and complimentary premium wine pours at more than 20 wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail good for the entire month of December! *Please note that each winery has their own business hours. Please check winery hours in advance. FEATURED WINES: Amoritas Vineyards: 2018 Mary’s Folly White Field Blend Aurora Cellars: 2016 Blaufrankisch and 2016 Cabernet Franc Baia Estate Winery Tasting Room: Lambo (sparkling red) Big Little Wines: C-3 Black Star Farms: 2017 Arcturos Cabernet Franc Blustone Vineyards: 2017 Winemaker’s Red Boathouse Vineyards: 2016 Merlot Chateau Fontaine Vineyard and Winery: Grüner Veltliner Cherry Republic: Balaton Cherry Ciccone Vineyard & Winery: Lee La Tage 45 North Vineyard & Winery: Cabernet Franc French Valley Vineyard: 2017 Jubilee Glen Arbor Wines: Alligator Hill Merlot Good Harbor Vineyards: Collaboration and Labernet Laurentide Winery: Apera Dessert Wine Leelanau Cellars: 2016 Merlot M22 Winery: Vintner’s Red MAWBY: CA2012 Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery: Cuveé Rosé or 2016 Merlot Shady Lane Cellars: 2016 Cabernet Franc Reserve Silver Leaf Vineyard and Winery: Taster’s Choice Soul Squeeze Cellars: 2017 I Chardonnay Verterra Winery: Chaos Sparkling Wine When you purchase your tickets online you will pick up your tasting glasses and tickets in our office during our business hours M-F 9-2. We are located at the corner of M22 and E Cherry Bend Road at 10781 E Cherry Bend Road Studio 1 Traverse City MI. Please enter through the Southeast entrance. Many participating wineries also have tasting glasses and tickets in their tasting rooms. If you are beginning your Premium Pour tour during a weekend in December or when our office is closed please call ahead to one of the wineries to be sure they have an adequate number of glasses and tickets in stock.

Holiday Artists Market
Dec 7
Artworks
The Painted Turtle Gift Shop 106 N Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Artworks

The Holiday Artists Market offers unique gift options created by Michigan Artists. Gift giving at its best!

Free Beginner Ski Lesson at XC Ski Headquarters
Dec 7
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N. Cut Road, Roscommon, MI, 48653, United States

Saturday, December 7 from 10:30 am to 11:30 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

  Free Beginner Ski LessonLearn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at the rental desk no later than 10:15 am. The lesson lasts 1 hour.

Christmas at the Rec
Dec 7
Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce
707 N. Huron Ave., MACKINAW CITY, MI 49701

Saturday, December 7 at 11:00 am

Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce

4th Annual Village Tree Lighting December 7- 11 am Mackinaw City Recreation Center Special Guest- Santa! Concessions Open Hosted by: The Village of Mackinaw City Public is welcome to bring ornaments to trim a tree. Trees will be moved from the Recreation Center and placed in the streets throughout the village so ornaments must be secured well. Biodegradable and wildlife friendly items are encouraged. No decorations will be returned.

Winter Open House
Dec 7
Petoskey
Harbor Springs History Museum - 349 East Main Street,Harbor Springs,MI,49740

Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Petoskey

The Historical Society invites you to come in out of the cold and enjoy a day at the museum during our annual Winter Open House on Saturday December 7.Activities include self-guided tours of the museum’s exhibits (including a special display on the history of the Harbor Springs High School) free access to the genealogy research site Ancestry.com games and crafts for kids of all ages as well as cookies and hot chocolate. The Shay House will also be open for tours featuring a display of three theme Christmas trees.The event will take place from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Harbor Springs History Museum. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. 

P45's The Alphabet Experience
Dec 7
City Opera House
City Opera House 106 E Front St, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

City Opera House

A comedy for ALL ages! Bring your whole family for an hour of laughter, spectacle and absurd delight. Parallel 45 puts on micro-plays for every letter of the alphabet – performing all 26 in under one hour. Plus, the show order is determined by the audience. No two shows are alike! This is a comedy so preposterous and so varied, the entire family will have a blast. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. A Parallel 45 Theatre Production. Presented by City Opera House and Parallel 45 Theatre.

P45's The Alphabet Experience
Dec 7
City Opera House
City Opera House 106 E Front St, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

City Opera House

A comedy for ALL ages! Bring your whole family for an hour of laughter, spectacle and absurd delight. Parallel 45 puts on micro-plays for every letter of the alphabet – performing all 26 in under one hour. Plus, the show order is determined by the audience. No two shows are alike! This is a comedy so preposterous and so varied, the entire family will have a blast. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. A Parallel 45 Theatre Production. Presented by City Opera House and Parallel 45 Theatre.

Chix with Kix - Women's Self Defense Classes
Dec 7
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
AuSable Martial Arts Academy, 214 Huron St., Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Walk-ins welcome.  No pre-register required.

Open House/Ribbon Cutting - Forbush Corner's NEW SNOWMAKING LOOP
Dec 7
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Forbush Corner Cross Country Ski Center, 4971 County Road 612, Frederic, MI, 49733, United States

Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Holiday Art Market at Gaylord Area Council for the Arts (GACA)
Dec 7 - Dec 23
Gaylord
Gaylord Area Council for the Arts - 125 E. Main St.,Gaylord,MI,49735

Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Gaylord

Come see what local artists are creating in northern Michigan:  Pottery and porcelain items, Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic Paintings, Jewelry, Wooden items, and lots more!  Do your Holiday shopping at GACA, 125 E. Main St., Gaylord.  Open during regular hours of 11am-3pm on Tuesdays thru Fridays and 12pm-2pm on Saturdays until 12/21/19.  Call 989-732-3242 for more information.

Santa Visits The Painted Turtle Gift Shop in Artworks
Dec 7
Artworks
106 N Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307

Saturday, December 7 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Artworks

Santa will be in the Gift Shop December 7 from 11:30-1:30! Bring your Christmas wishes to share with Santa and enjoy some treats.

Fustini's Cooking Class: GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP
Dec 7
Petoskey
Fustini's Petoskey - ,Petoskey,MI

Saturday, December 7 at 12:00 pm

Petoskey

Type of Class: Interactive (A hands on experienceChef: David OgrenThis class is $55 per person and payment is expected at time of registration as seats are limited.  Each attendee will receive a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class.  You can register online below, or call the store (231) 758-3575. You can email your questions to charlene@fustinis.com.  Please notify us of any dietary restrictions in advance. Be sure to check out "What you need to know" before signing up.All class seats are nonrefundable, much like a sporting event or theater ticket. If canceling is necessary and given two days in advance, we will issue you a store credit for product or toward another class. Please note: we require a 6-day advance notice for rescheduling groups larger than four people.A limited number of seats are available online. If you have a large group or if the class you are interested in attending is sold out online please call the store to check for in store availability.

Bradley Home Holidays
Dec 7
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland County Historical Society 3417 W Main St, Midland, Michigan 48640

Saturday, December 7 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Enjoy an old fashioned Victorian Christmas as you explore the 1874 Bradley Home decked out in traditional holiday splendor! Celebrate the season with parlor games seasonal music vintage ornaments holiday crafts and more. Docent tours holiday music and selfies with Father Christmas will round out the day! The theme for this year is ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’. The Twelve Days of Christmas was first published in 1780 as a rhyme becoming popular in 1909. We will have mini displays of each day intermingled with traditional Victorian Christmas decorations throughout the Bradley Home and a scavenger hunt to find all of the displays! Blue Dingman will once again have her Christmas Home collection on display in Mr. Bradley’s office. Since 2000 Blue Dingman has hand painted 102 buildings and designed the layout that makes up her Christmas village. With the assistance of Ann Schoren she had made it available for public view during the month of December since 2006. Come celebrate the final time this amazing village will be on display in conjunction with the Bradley Home Christmas. Come experience the Magic! Prices: FREE for ABDM & MCHS Members (register via Ticket Office) $3.00 Public 3 and under FREE Dates/Times (Open House Style): Saturday December 7 | 12 – 4 pm Sunday December 8 | 12 – 4 pm Saturday December 14 | 12 – 4 pm Sunday December 15 | 12 – 4 pm Saturday December 21 | 12 – 4 pm Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Santa's Workshop
Dec 7 - Dec 21
Petoskey
Stafford's Perry Hotel - 100 Lewis Street (downtown),Petoskey,MI,49770

Saturday, December 7 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Petoskey

The cost is nothing - the memory is everything!   Bring your camera and the kids to Santa's Workshop.Let them whisper in his ear . . .   You'll want to share that memory later so don't miss your opportunity to get a picture of your child with Saint Nick!     

Elsa and Anna at the Filling Station: A Benefit for Grand Traverse Lighthouse
Dec 7
Grand Traverse Lighthouse
The Filling Station Microbrewery, 642 Railroad Pl‎ Traverse City, MI 49686

Saturday, December 7 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Grand Traverse Lighthouse

Join Queen Elsa and Princess Anna for a special Sing-Along and Photo Op event at the Filling Station Microbrewery! At 1 pm on Saturday Dec 7, Elsa and Anna will lead a Sing-Along of favorite songs from the first 'Frozen' film. Afterwards there will be Photo Ops with Santa Claus as well, and kids crafts during the event.

Photos with Santa in Ludington
Dec 7
Mason County District Library
Mason County District Library - Ludington and Scottville

Saturday, December 7 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Mason County District Library

Children of all ages are invited to the Mason County District Library in Ludington Saturday, December 7, 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 pm to meet Santa and have a picture taken with him! Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All Mason County District Library programs are free.

ELF THE MUSICAL at Old Town Playhouse
Dec 7
Old Town Playhouse
Old Town Playhouse

Saturday, December 7 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Old Town Playhouse

Embrace your inner elf! Old Town Playhouse presents ELF THE MUSICAL. Prices are $28 for adults and $15 for youth under 18 (plus fees). These tickets can be obtained by phone at 231-947-2210, online at www.oldtownplayhouse.com, or in person at the OTP Box Office. For groups of eight or more, or if using a Two-on-the-Town card, please contact the Box Office. A young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Raised as an elf, he is unaware he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. Then he sets out to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York City find the true meaning of Christmas.

Free Family Movie
Dec 7
Grace a. Dow Memorial Library
Midland, MI 48640

Saturday, December 7 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Grace a. Dow Memorial Library

Join us at 2pm in the Auditorium for a free family movie! Visit https://cityofmidlandmi.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/720 for more information.

Safe Home Harvest Food and Supply Drive
Dec 7 - Feb 5
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey

Saturday, December 7 from 2:13 pm to 4:13 pm

Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan

The Harvest Food and Supply Drive is one of the most meaningful ways for you to support survivors of domestic abuse and their children in our community. Your donations of grocery/supermarket gift cards, non-perishable foods, household goods, paper products, personal care items and financial contributions help provide a much needed feeling of "home" at a time when survivors are working to regain control of their lives. Over the years, Safe Home has provided thousands of women and their children with shelter, meals and all daily needs at no cost. Harvest Food and Supply Drive donations are accepted at Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan offices in Petoskey, Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona; and at Gold Mine Resale Shops in Petoskey. The Safe Home Needs List is available online at wrcnm.org. For more information, call (231) 347-1572. Drop donations: • WRCNM main office, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop North, 1878 US-31 North, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop South, 1002 Emmet Street, Petoskey • WRCNM offices in Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona

P45's The Alphabet Experience
Dec 7
City Opera House
City Opera House 106 E Front St, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Saturday, December 7 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

City Opera House

A comedy for ALL ages! Bring your whole family for an hour of laughter, spectacle and absurd delight. Parallel 45 puts on micro-plays for every letter of the alphabet – performing all 26 in under one hour. Plus, the show order is determined by the audience. No two shows are alike! This is a comedy so preposterous and so varied, the entire family will have a blast. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. A Parallel 45 Theatre Production. Presented by City Opera House and Parallel 45 Theatre.

P45's The Alphabet Experience
Dec 7
City Opera House
City Opera House 106 E Front St, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Saturday, December 7 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

City Opera House

A comedy for ALL ages! Bring your whole family for an hour of laughter, spectacle and absurd delight. Parallel 45 puts on micro-plays for every letter of the alphabet – performing all 26 in under one hour. Plus, the show order is determined by the audience. No two shows are alike! This is a comedy so preposterous and so varied, the entire family will have a blast. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. A Parallel 45 Theatre Production. Presented by City Opera House and Parallel 45 Theatre.

Wreath Decorating Event - Rosemary and Pepper Flower Company
Dec 7
Gaylord
Rosemary and Pepper Flower Company - 845 South Otsego Ave Ste 6,Gaylord,MI,49735

Saturday, December 7 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Gaylord

Come join us on December 7th for some wreath decorating fun! We will provide the wreaths decorations snacks and drinks. Event costs $45 a person. There will be a raffle. Every person who signs up for the event receives a ticket and one extra ticket per share on Facebook. The raffle winner will receive a free arrangement or gift basket! Event runs from 4-6:30 p.m. Feel free to message us on Facebook with an questions or call us at (989)448-2728 to reserve a spot!25   Seats Available! 

2019 Toys for Tots/ Santa Train
Dec 7
Crawford County Historical Museum
Crawford County Historical Museum

Saturday, December 7 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Crawford County Historical Museum

In cooperation with Lake States Railroad and Blarney Stone Broadcasting, the Crawford County Historical Museum will host the 2019 Toys for Tots and Santa Train event at the Museum in the Grayling Train Depot. Bring your children to see Santa from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. We will also be accepting donations for Toys for Tots from 5 to 8 PM and providing refreshments.

Lake State Railway Santa Train & Toys for Tots
Dec 7
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Crawford County Historical Museum, 97 East Michigan Avenue, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Saturday, December 7 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

On Saturday, December 7th, the Crawford County Historical Society and Museum, Lake State Railway, and Blarney Stone Broadcasting are coordinating to bring Toys for Tots and the Santa Train to the Grayling Depot. The event is free! Santa will be there from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM with Mrs. Claus and the elves. Board the train to meet Santa, take pictures, and share your Christmas wish list! The museum will be open from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM serving refreshments. Blarney Stone Broadcasting will be airing the event live on WQON radio and collecting Toys for Tots donations. (New unwrapped toys and cash donations accepted) Bring your children and help us celebrate the season! CLICK HERE FOR TOYS FOR TOTS DONATION INFORMATION

Santa Parade!
Dec 7
Gaylord
Downtown Gaylord - 225 West Main Street,Gaylord,MI,49735

Saturday, December 7 at 5:30 pm

Gaylord

Santa  Parade  Saturday December 7th at 5:30 pm.Santa light parade brings Santa to town on his sleigh after the parade Santa will receive the key to the city and light the Christmas Tree then greet children at the warming hut located on Main Street in the old Saturn Booksellers under the Pavilion will be a photo booth center letters to Santa with the post office sleigh rides and a petting zoo !!!! 

Merchants' Holiday Open House
Dec 7
Petoskey
Harbor Springs - downtown,Harbor Springs,MI,49740

Saturday, December 7 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Petoskey

You'll feel as if you've stepped into a Norman Rockwell picture when visiting this lovely resort town during the holidays!Enjoy a fun-filled evening of shopping, hot and cold refreshments, and holiday treats, thanks to the downtown merchants. Main Street will be closed to allow the community to stroll between stores and enjoy a relaxing evening of festive camaraderie.Celebrate the season with this wonderful local tradition this season and celebrate the holidays in Harbor Springs!Find Harbor Springs lodging information HERE.

Winter Songs & Carols
Dec 7
Manitou Winds
Maple City, MI 49664

Saturday, December 7 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Manitou Winds

More than a concert filled with holiday-themed music Winter Songs & Carols is an invitation to celebrate the entire season of winter. Our annual winter presentation features the entire ensemble performing on a wide variety of instruments in an eclectic program of traditional carols & original compositions. Now celebrating its fifth year our 2019 program will feature some of your favorites from past seasons while boasting seven brand new works including familiar holiday tunes and a few surprises you definitely won’t hear anywhere else. The program also includes selected poetry and prose to get you in the holiday spirit: an inspiring mix of music and spoken word to create a contemplative start to the season. Join us and our special guest soprano Emily Curtin Culler as we welcome winter home to Northern Michigan. Admission is free. Proceeds from a freewill offering will benefit Grace’s Community Lunch program which provides hot meals each week to those in need.

Meet the Music Director at Manitou Winds' Winter Songs and Carol
Dec 7
Manitou Winds
Maple City, MI 49664

Saturday, December 7 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Manitou Winds

Meet Interlochen Public Radio's music director Amanda Sewell at the annual Winter Songs and Carols concert presented by Manitou Winds. She'll be in the lobby before and after the concert to talk with IPR listeners. The concert will be held at Grace Episcopal Church (314 Washington St.) in Traverse City on Saturday, December 7, at 7:30pm. Special guest Emily Curtin Culler, soprano, will join the ensemble in several selections for this performance. Admission is free. A freewill offering will benefit Grace’s Friday Community Lunch ministry, which provides hot meals to those in need.

Rev. Robert Jones, Sr. in Concert at Red Sky Stage
Dec 7
Petoskey
- - ,MI

Sunday, December 8 at 7:30 pm

Petoskey

Reverend Robert Jones Sr. is an inspirational singer songwriter storyteller and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist. He plays guitar harmonica mandolin banjo and fiddle using folk blues spirituals and other American Roots music to champion the history beauty and power of our shared culture.When you couple authenticity with the talent of a truly exceptional nature: songwriting storytelling multi-instrumentalist award winning educator and an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of African American folk music including blues spiritual and slave songs … its players and styles … you get the Reverend Robert B. Jones Sr. from Detroit.A lifelong Detroiter Rev. Jones has been performing professionally for nearly 30 years throughout the United States Canada and Europe. He has entertained and educated audiences of all ages in schools colleges libraries union halls prisons churches and civil rights organizations.  His deep love for traditional African American and American music is shared in live performances that interweave timeless stories with original and traditional songs. At the heart of his message is the belief that our cultural diversity tells a story that should celebrate not just tolerate.Tickets:  $15  in advance at   Red Sky Stage (231) 487.0000 or online at My North  Tickets. Tickets are available at the door the night of the show for $20.       

ELF THE MUSICAL at Old Town Playhouse
Dec 7
Old Town Playhouse
Old Town Playhouse

Saturday, December 7 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Old Town Playhouse

Embrace your inner elf! Old Town Playhouse presents ELF THE MUSICAL. Prices are $28 for adults and $15 for youth under 18 (plus fees). These tickets can be obtained by phone at 231-947-2210, online at www.oldtownplayhouse.com, or in person at the OTP Box Office. For groups of eight or more, or if using a Two-on-the-Town card, please contact the Box Office. A young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Raised as an elf, he is unaware he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. Then he sets out to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York City find the true meaning of Christmas.

BIG Music with The Marsupials
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Gaylord
Belle Iron Grille - 4029 Old US Highway 27 S,Gaylord,MI,49735

Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am

Gaylord

Time to think sleds and Santa. The Belle Iron Grille continues a commitment to local and regional entertainment with another one of Gaylord's most recognized bands. Craft beer, draft cocktails, food and fun are all part in the "Upscale but not Uptight" atmosphere of the BIG... Gaylord's newest hot spot for entertainment, happy hour, lunch, supper and weekend "Funday" brunch.

Karaoke at Timothy's Pub
Dec 7 - Jan 26
Gaylord
Timothy's Pub - 110 S Otsego Ave,Gaylord,MI,49735

Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am

Gaylord

Karaoke at Timothy's Pub is every Friday & Saturday.

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Exhibit and Sale
Dec 8 - Feb 4
Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan
City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI

Sunday, December 8 through February 4

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan

The Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Just Great Art Exhibit and Sale will be held at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Exhibit will be open Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fifteen artists will be over 100 pieces of art on display. The opening reception is Thursday, 7 November from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Santa Brunch
Dec 8
Petoskey
Stafford's Bay View Inn - 2011 Woodland Avenue (US 31 North),MI

Sunday, December 8 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Petoskey

Get into the holiday spirit with Stafford's bay View Inn's delicious holiday brunch and a visit with the Big Guy!Please call our friendly front desk team for reservations, 231.347.2771.$25.95 per adult, $13.95 per child.

Premium Pour
Dec 8
Black Star Farms
Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Sunday, December 8 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Black Star Farms

Enjoy Premium Pour for the holidays! During the month of December taste a wide selection of the great wines being produced on Leelanau Peninsula. Tickets are $30 per person and include a signature wine glass and complimentary premium wine pours at more than 20 wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail good for the entire month of December! *Please note that each winery has their own business hours. Please check winery hours in advance. FEATURED WINES: Amoritas Vineyards: 2018 Mary’s Folly White Field Blend Aurora Cellars: 2016 Blaufrankisch and 2016 Cabernet Franc Baia Estate Winery Tasting Room: Lambo (sparkling red) Big Little Wines: C-3 Black Star Farms: 2017 Arcturos Cabernet Franc Blustone Vineyards: 2017 Winemaker’s Red Boathouse Vineyards: 2016 Merlot Chateau Fontaine Vineyard and Winery: Grüner Veltliner Cherry Republic: Balaton Cherry Ciccone Vineyard & Winery: Lee La Tage 45 North Vineyard & Winery: Cabernet Franc French Valley Vineyard: 2017 Jubilee Glen Arbor Wines: Alligator Hill Merlot Good Harbor Vineyards: Collaboration and Labernet Laurentide Winery: Apera Dessert Wine Leelanau Cellars: 2016 Merlot M22 Winery: Vintner’s Red MAWBY: CA2012 Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery: Cuveé Rosé or 2016 Merlot Shady Lane Cellars: 2016 Cabernet Franc Reserve Silver Leaf Vineyard and Winery: Taster’s Choice Soul Squeeze Cellars: 2017 I Chardonnay Verterra Winery: Chaos Sparkling Wine When you purchase your tickets online you will pick up your tasting glasses and tickets in our office during our business hours M-F 9-2. We are located at the corner of M22 and E Cherry Bend Road at 10781 E Cherry Bend Road Studio 1 Traverse City MI. Please enter through the Southeast entrance. Many participating wineries also have tasting glasses and tickets in their tasting rooms. If you are beginning your Premium Pour tour during a weekend in December or when our office is closed please call ahead to one of the wineries to be sure they have an adequate number of glasses and tickets in stock.

P45's The Alphabet Experience
Dec 8
City Opera House
City Opera House 106 E Front St, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

City Opera House

A comedy for ALL ages! Bring your whole family for an hour of laughter, spectacle and absurd delight. Parallel 45 puts on micro-plays for every letter of the alphabet – performing all 26 in under one hour. Plus, the show order is determined by the audience. No two shows are alike! This is a comedy so preposterous and so varied, the entire family will have a blast. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. A Parallel 45 Theatre Production. Presented by City Opera House and Parallel 45 Theatre.

P45's The Alphabet Experience
Dec 8
City Opera House
City Opera House 106 E Front St, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

City Opera House

A comedy for ALL ages! Bring your whole family for an hour of laughter, spectacle and absurd delight. Parallel 45 puts on micro-plays for every letter of the alphabet – performing all 26 in under one hour. Plus, the show order is determined by the audience. No two shows are alike! This is a comedy so preposterous and so varied, the entire family will have a blast. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. A Parallel 45 Theatre Production. Presented by City Opera House and Parallel 45 Theatre.

Growing Readers Together - Tutoring
Dec 8
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Small Meeting Room

Sunday, December 8 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Tutoring program for K-3rd graders. https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7602&lib=0

Old Fashioned Christmas at the Lighthouse
Dec 8
Grand Traverse Lighthouse
PO Box 43, Northport, MI 49670

Sunday, December 8 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Grand Traverse Lighthouse

A modern-day Santa’s Workshop will be open from 12 - 4 PM on Sunday December 8 at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse. Come out and enjoy cookie decorating, crafting an ornament, visiting with Santa, games, holiday campfire, and hot cocoa bar. Enjoy the authentic keeper's apartment inside the Lighthouse decorated in period fashion, and learn the stories of our lighthouse's only female lighthouse keeper and the famous Christmas-Tree Ship, the 'Rouse-Simmons.' Please note: A Michigan State Park Recreational Passport is required to enter the State Park.

Bradley Home Holidays
Dec 8
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland County Historical Society 3417 W Main St, Midland, Michigan 48640

Sunday, December 8 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Enjoy an old fashioned Victorian Christmas as you explore the 1874 Bradley Home decked out in traditional holiday splendor! Celebrate the season with parlor games seasonal music vintage ornaments holiday crafts and more. Docent tours holiday music and selfies with Father Christmas will round out the day! The theme for this year is ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’. The Twelve Days of Christmas was first published in 1780 as a rhyme becoming popular in 1909. We will have mini displays of each day intermingled with traditional Victorian Christmas decorations throughout the Bradley Home and a scavenger hunt to find all of the displays! Blue Dingman will once again have her Christmas Home collection on display in Mr. Bradley’s office. Since 2000 Blue Dingman has hand painted 102 buildings and designed the layout that makes up her Christmas village. With the assistance of Ann Schoren she had made it available for public view during the month of December since 2006. Come celebrate the final time this amazing village will be on display in conjunction with the Bradley Home Christmas. Come experience the Magic! Prices: FREE for ABDM & MCHS Members (register via Ticket Office) $3.00 Public 3 and under FREE Dates/Times (Open House Style): Saturday December 7 | 12 – 4 pm Sunday December 8 | 12 – 4 pm Saturday December 14 | 12 – 4 pm Sunday December 15 | 12 – 4 pm Saturday December 21 | 12 – 4 pm Recommended for ages 4 and up.

A Handmade Holiday - Meet Our Makers
Dec 8
The Red Dresser Fall Market
Traverse City, MI 49686

Sunday, December 8 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Red Dresser Fall Market

Red Dresser has a unique mix of vendors that include MANY local artisans and makers. We invite you to shop with us on this special day where you can “meet our makers” and put a face with the handcrafted items we proudly offer. Our artisans have been working very hard and have so many great things in store for you! Meet & Greet New inventory Custom Items On-Demand Special Orders Workshop Sign-Ups Tea Sampling by Lamie Wellness Raffle Prize Refreshments One-of-a-kind gifts crafted by skilled hands and endless creativity are priceless and unforgettable. Come check some names off your list and support our local makers! Be sure to check out our Facebook page for highlights of our featured vendors! List of our vendors attending: Moonstruck Gardens Leelanau Lavender Simply by Marge Glass Muriel Studio JAZ Designs Rustic Farmers Re-Do 4 U Lulu Blue Myrtle & Maude Amy Jo’s Folk Art Created by CindyLou Farmhouse Fancy Gauge Junkie Lamie Wellness Full Circle Designs Notion by Leandra Northern Dreams Alpaca The Copper Mitten For the Birds

Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting
Dec 8
Black Star Farms
Black Star Farms 10844 E Revold Rd, Suttons Bay, Michigan 49682

Sunday, December 8 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Black Star Farms

How many times have you bellied up to a busy bar for your wine tasting? Looking for a different elevated tasting experience that is more relaxed and catered to you? Join us for a Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting at our Suttons Bay tasting room. This guided table service tasting will include six wines chosen to compliment your palate along with a souvenir glass an artisan cheese board with house-made crackers spicy nut mix and chocolate. Sit back and sip nibble and excite your senses in the heart of Northern Michigan Wine Country. Accepting parties of 2-8 people. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. Available only at Black Star Farms Suttons Bay

Reclaim Your Holiday
Dec 8
Table Health TC
818 Red Drive Suite 101, Traverse City, MI 49684

Sunday, December 8 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Table Health TC

Minimize stress and increase joy this season and beyond with this hands-on workshop offering powerful tips to take the stress out of the holidays so you can create more meaning and joy. Presented by Jill Butryn, MD, owner of Table Health, and Naomi Call, health consultant and herbalist. Each registration includes the creation of a beautiful, nourishing, hand-crafted gift for someone special in your life. Recommended age 10 and up. Register online at tablehealthtc.com or call 231-333-1331.

ELF THE MUSICAL at Old Town Playhouse
Dec 8
Old Town Playhouse
Old Town Playhouse

Sunday, December 8 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Old Town Playhouse

Embrace your inner elf! Old Town Playhouse presents ELF THE MUSICAL. Prices are $28 for adults and $15 for youth under 18 (plus fees). These tickets can be obtained by phone at 231-947-2210, online at www.oldtownplayhouse.com, or in person at the OTP Box Office. For groups of eight or more, or if using a Two-on-the-Town card, please contact the Box Office. A young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Raised as an elf, he is unaware he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. Then he sets out to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York City find the true meaning of Christmas.

Safe Home Harvest Food and Supply Drive
Dec 8 - Feb 6
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey

Sunday, December 8 from 2:13 pm to 4:13 pm

Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan

The Harvest Food and Supply Drive is one of the most meaningful ways for you to support survivors of domestic abuse and their children in our community. Your donations of grocery/supermarket gift cards, non-perishable foods, household goods, paper products, personal care items and financial contributions help provide a much needed feeling of "home" at a time when survivors are working to regain control of their lives. Over the years, Safe Home has provided thousands of women and their children with shelter, meals and all daily needs at no cost. Harvest Food and Supply Drive donations are accepted at Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan offices in Petoskey, Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona; and at Gold Mine Resale Shops in Petoskey. The Safe Home Needs List is available online at wrcnm.org. For more information, call (231) 347-1572. Drop donations: • WRCNM main office, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop North, 1878 US-31 North, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop South, 1002 Emmet Street, Petoskey • WRCNM offices in Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona

Traverse Home for the Holidays Concert
Dec 8
Traverse City Events
Lars Hockstad Auditorium traverse city mi

Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 pm

Traverse City Events

Madrigals Dinner & Performance
Dec 8 - Dec 16
Petoskey
Stafford's Perry Hotel - 100 Lewis Street (downtown),Petoskey,MI,49770

Sunday, December 8 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Petoskey

Take a step back to the Old English days and join us at Stafford's Perry Hotel for the annual Madrigals Show – Petoskey High School’s award winning show!Enjoy a wonderful 4-course dinner and hear some amazing talent. $45 per guest.Tickets will be available at the front desk beginning November 11. Reservations required. 

Paint and Sip Glitter Class
Dec 8
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Dead Bear Brewing Co., 2552 S. I-75 Business Loop, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Sunday, December 8 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Sunday, December 8, 20196 PM – 8 PMDead Bear Brewing Co.Must call or text Jen at 817-808-5973 to make reservations. ONLY $17! Come join Dead Bear Brewery Co. in making this wintery, glittery, snowman 8 x 10 canvas. All supplies, material, instructions and first drink are included.  Follow this event on Facebook.

Clogging - Beginners & Regular Classes
Dec 9
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 308 Lawndale, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Monday, December 9 All Day

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Exhibit and Sale
Dec 9 - Feb 5
Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan
City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI

Monday, December 9 through February 5

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan

The Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Just Great Art Exhibit and Sale will be held at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Exhibit will be open Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fifteen artists will be over 100 pieces of art on display. The opening reception is Thursday, 7 November from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Genealogy Group
Dec 9
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Devereaux Memorial Library, 201 Plum St., Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Monday, December 9 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Genealogy GroupEvery Monday from 9:00am-12:00 pmBring your ancestry research and collaborate with others sharing similar goals at Genealogy Group.

Office Hours- Margaret
Dec 9
Maritime Heritage Alliance
Traverse City, MI 49684

Monday, December 9 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Maritime Heritage Alliance

Mah Jongg
Dec 9
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Classroom

Monday, December 9 from 10:15 am to 1:15 pm

Petoskey Library

Mah Jongg is a game of skill and luck, originating in China about 2,000 years ago. The goal is to build a hand of 14 tiles and win. Join others at the library who enjoy playing this game. https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=5892&lib=0

Baby and Me Storytime
Dec 9
Portage Lake District Library
Portage Lake District Library 58 Huron St, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Monday, December 9 from 10:15 am to 12:30 pm

Portage Lake District Library

As part of our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program, join us for baby storytime! For ages 0-18 months and a loving adult. Songs, stories, fingerplays and socializing. Older siblings are also welcome.

Story Hour
Dec 9
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 406 /213 N. James Street, Grayling , MI 49738

Monday, December 9 from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Story HourEvery Wednesday at 11:15 amBirth to preschool children can come to enjoy stories, songs, crafts, snacks and activities. No signup required

Learn how you can earn your GED or High School Completion
Dec 9
Michigan Works! Learning Lab
Missaukee District Library, Lake City

Monday, December 9 from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Michigan Works! Learning Lab

Stop in to meet with Linda Missler from the Michigan Works! Cadillac Learning Lab to learn how you can earn your GED or high school credits.

Safe Home Harvest Food and Supply Drive
Dec 9 - Feb 7
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey

Monday, December 9 from 2:13 pm to 4:13 pm

Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan

The Harvest Food and Supply Drive is one of the most meaningful ways for you to support survivors of domestic abuse and their children in our community. Your donations of grocery/supermarket gift cards, non-perishable foods, household goods, paper products, personal care items and financial contributions help provide a much needed feeling of "home" at a time when survivors are working to regain control of their lives. Over the years, Safe Home has provided thousands of women and their children with shelter, meals and all daily needs at no cost. Harvest Food and Supply Drive donations are accepted at Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan offices in Petoskey, Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona; and at Gold Mine Resale Shops in Petoskey. The Safe Home Needs List is available online at wrcnm.org. For more information, call (231) 347-1572. Drop donations: • WRCNM main office, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop North, 1878 US-31 North, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop South, 1002 Emmet Street, Petoskey • WRCNM offices in Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona

Growing Readers Together - Tutoring
Dec 9
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Small Meeting Room

Monday, December 9 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Tutoring program for K-3rd graders. https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=6891&lib=0

Chess
Dec 9
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Children's Program Room

Monday, December 9 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Learn to play chess or play against others. Open to young people ages 8 –18. Please drop in!  Chess meets weekly on Mondays and holds monthly tournaments.Chess is mentored by Robert Bemben and Robin Ray. https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7158&lib=0

Code Club
Dec 9
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Classroom

Monday, December 9 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Petoskey Library

We meet every week and learn how to program computers. Kids love being able to create their own video games and websites, and in the process they will gain useful technology skills! https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=6775&lib=0

Rooftop Landing's Reindeer
Dec 9
Cadillac Wexford Public Library
Cadillac, MI 49601

Monday, December 9 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Cadillac Wexford Public Library

Drop on by to see and pet a real live reindeer. Then come into the library and warm up with hot chocolate.

Free Community Dinner
Dec 9
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church, 400 Michigan Avenue, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Monday, December 9 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Every Monday night we serve a FREE community dinner! Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and is located at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church, in the Fellowship Hall (basement).  This is absolutely free and open to the public! We hope you will join us!                  

Little Warriors Class
Dec 9
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
AuSable Martial Arts Academy, 214 Huron St., Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Monday, December 9 from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Kids can join at anytime. First two classes are free so kids can try it out!

Michigan Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission
Dec 9
Portage Lake District Library
Houghton, MI 49931

Monday, December 9 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Portage Lake District Library

Michigan Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission - Current Status and How to Apply with Voters Not Politicians

Merry & Bright Holiday Characters - Fundraiser for Crawford AuSable Day Care
Dec 9
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Gray Rock Pub & Grub, 2123 Industrial Drive, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Monday, December 9 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Join us for a fun and creative DIY Night Fundraiser for Crawford AuSable Daycare Preschool (CADC).You will create a cute Merry & Bright Holiday Characters decoration. As seen in the picture. Size is approx. 19″ long, 14″ high. Cost$45 if paid by cash or check through CADC$47, if paid through PayPal, link below($25.00 from each participant goes directly back to CADC! ) You must sign-up and pay by Wednesday, December 4th – Register on Facebook.

Michigan Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission
Dec 9
Portage Lake District Library
Houghton, MI 49931

Monday, December 9 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Portage Lake District Library

Elizabeth Benyi and Valorie Troesch will present on the new Michigan Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission that was voted into law this past election.

Beading Guild
Dec 9
Midland Public Schools
Administration Center - Conference Room A, Administration Center - Conference Room B

Monday, December 9 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Midland Public Schools

https://app.espace.cool/Public/Event/11817/712631/1831743/13502953

OTP Studio Theatre Auditions for LOVE, LOSS & WHAT I WORE
Dec 9
Old Town Playhouse
Old Town Playhouse Schmuckal Theatre

Monday, December 9 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Old Town Playhouse

Old Town Playhouse Studio Theatre is holding auditions for LOVE, LOSS & WHAT I WORE by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. This play about women’s love/hate relationships with their wardrobes has roles for seven women who can play ages from 30 to 65. The 29 roles will be assigned after casting. Auditions are open to all community members. Auditionees must read from the script and be familiar with the production. Perusal scripts are available. For complete audition information and requirements including an online audition form, go to the Playhouse web site and select Get Involved, Auditions. Performances will be Feb 7-22. For more information, visit www.oldtownplayhouse.com, call 231-947-2210, or e-mail office@oldtownplayhouse.com.

DHS Orchestra Winter Concert
Dec 9
Midland Public Schools
Central Auditorium - Band room, Central Auditorium - Main Auditorium

Monday, December 9 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Midland Public Schools

https://app.espace.cool/Public/Event/11817/1300254/1888109/14054515

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Exhibit and Sale
Dec 10 - Feb 6
Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan
City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI

Tuesday, December 10 through February 6

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan

The Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Just Great Art Exhibit and Sale will be held at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Exhibit will be open Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fifteen artists will be over 100 pieces of art on display. The opening reception is Thursday, 7 November from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

PYP Collaboratives
Dec 10
Midland Public Schools
Administration Center - Conference Room A, Administration Center - Conference Room B

Tuesday, December 10 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Midland Public Schools

https://app.espace.cool/Public/Event/11817/1345611/1965475/15795326

Increasing Impact Event-GT Pie Co. Dec. 10
Dec 10
Impact 100 Traverse City
Traverse City, MI 49684

Tuesday, December 10 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Impact 100 Traverse City

Get involved with IMPACT Traverse City and make a difference!

Crawford Partnership for Substance Abuse Prevention Meetings
Dec 10
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Grayling City Hall, 1020 City Blvd., Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Tuesday, December 10 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

The Crawford Partnership for Substance Abuse Prevention meets the second Tuesday of each month 9am-11am at the Grayling City Hall.

Computer Class: Gmail
Dec 10
Grace a. Dow Memorial Library
Midland, MI 48640

Tuesday, December 10 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Grace a. Dow Memorial Library

Learn the essentials of Google's email service: read and respond to a message, compose a message, and organize using folders and labels. Stop by the Reference Desk or call 989-837-3449 to sign up. 18+. Computer Lab.

Zumba - Gold (Low-Intensity)
Dec 10
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 308 Lawndale, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Tuesday, December 10 at 10:00 am

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Toddler Time + Ages 18 months - 3 years
Dec 10
Grace a. Dow Memorial Library
Midland, MI 48640

Tuesday, December 10 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Grace a. Dow Memorial Library

18 months–3 years Story Room Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play at the library! Enjoy books, songs and movement followed by 10–15 minutes of play! + Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.

Office Hours
Dec 10
Maritime Heritage Alliance
Traverse City, MI 49684

Tuesday, December 10 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Maritime Heritage Alliance

Community Playgroup
Dec 10
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Children's Program Room

Tuesday, December 10 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

Petoskey Library

Community Playgroup with the Women's Resource CenterMoms, dads, grandparents, foster parents, teen parents, caregivers!Connect with others in a warm and friendly environment focused on building skills to help children learn, grow and succeed!For children ages 0-5.www.wrcnm.org https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7947&lib=0

Line Dancing
Dec 10
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 308 Lawndale, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Tuesday, December 10 at 11:00 am

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Knit & Crochet Circle
Dec 10
Grace a. Dow Memorial Library
Midland, MI 48640

Tuesday, December 10 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Grace a. Dow Memorial Library

All skill levels welcome. Bring a project or choose one of our kit projects. Some instruction available. 11am-12:30pm Tuesdays in the Orchard Room. Free.

Toddler Time + Ages 18 months - 3 years
Dec 10
Grace a. Dow Memorial Library
Midland, MI 48640

Tuesday, December 10 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Grace a. Dow Memorial Library

18 months–3 years Story Room Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play at the library! Enjoy books, songs and movement followed by 10–15 minutes of play! + Ticket required. Free tickets available at the Youth Services Desk 20 minutes before the start of the program.

Holiday Art Market at Gaylord Area Council for the Arts (GACA)
Dec 10 - Dec 26
Gaylord
Gaylord Area Council for the Arts - 125 E. Main St.,Gaylord,MI,49735

Tuesday, December 10 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Gaylord

Come see what local artists are creating in northern Michigan:  Pottery and porcelain items, Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic Paintings, Jewelry, Wooden items, and lots more!  Do your Holiday shopping at GACA, 125 E. Main St., Gaylord.  Open during regular hours of 11am-3pm on Tuesdays thru Fridays and 12pm-2pm on Saturdays until 12/21/19.  Call 989-732-3242 for more information.

Human Rights Day Essay & Art Contest
Dec 10
Mid Michigan College
2600 South Summerton Road, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48625

Tuesday, December 10 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Mid Michigan College

Sponsored by: Human Rights & Wellness and Art & Design Clubs - Open to all Mid Michigan College students - One Essay and/or Art entry per student - Entries due by 4pm Tuesday December 3 at the Mt. Pleasant Campus Writing & Reading Center (Entries may be posted for public viewing.) - Winners announced at Noon on Human Rights Day Tuesday December 10 First Place Essay and Art winners each receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card See flyer or contact Heather Justice Human Rights & Wellness Club Secretary/Treasurer for complete details at hjustice@midmich.edu.

Let's Get Fit 101
Dec 10
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Devereaux Memorial Library, 201 Plum St., Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Tuesday, December 10 at 1:00 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 pm at Devereaux Memorial LibraryJoin our adult exercise program designed with seniors in mind! Easy chair exercises, stretching, and simple yoga moves improve mind and body. Wear comfortable clothing.

Gentle Yoga
Dec 10
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 308 Lawndale, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Tuesday, December 10 at 1:00 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

TeamDynamix intro meeting
Dec 10
Midland Public Schools
Administration Center - Technology Conference Room

Tuesday, December 10 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Midland Public Schools

https://app.espace.cool/Public/Event/11817/1412652/2115312/19564323

Enrollment Process
Dec 10
Midland Public Schools
Administration Center - Technology Conference Room

Tuesday, December 10 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Midland Public Schools

https://app.espace.cool/Public/Event/11817/1410952/2110367/19466244

Safe Home Harvest Food and Supply Drive
Dec 10 - Feb 8
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey

Tuesday, December 10 from 2:13 pm to 4:13 pm

Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan

The Harvest Food and Supply Drive is one of the most meaningful ways for you to support survivors of domestic abuse and their children in our community. Your donations of grocery/supermarket gift cards, non-perishable foods, household goods, paper products, personal care items and financial contributions help provide a much needed feeling of "home" at a time when survivors are working to regain control of their lives. Over the years, Safe Home has provided thousands of women and their children with shelter, meals and all daily needs at no cost. Harvest Food and Supply Drive donations are accepted at Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan offices in Petoskey, Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona; and at Gold Mine Resale Shops in Petoskey. The Safe Home Needs List is available online at wrcnm.org. For more information, call (231) 347-1572. Drop donations: • WRCNM main office, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop North, 1878 US-31 North, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop South, 1002 Emmet Street, Petoskey • WRCNM offices in Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona

Growing Readers Together - Tutoring
Dec 10
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Small Meeting Room

Tuesday, December 10 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Tutoring program for K-3rd graders. https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=6892&lib=0

Paws to Read
Dec 10
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Children's Mural Area

Tuesday, December 10 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Petoskey Library

15.00 Register by calling the Children's Desk 231 758-3112 for a 15 minute slot during the time slot on designated days.The Paws to Read program allows children to spend 15 minutes reading a book to a licensed therapy dog.  By reading out loud to a dog who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child's self-consciousness disappears and their confidence grows.  We have several dogs involved in our program from big to small all that love coming to the library! https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7586&lib=0

GLUED Is Back!
Dec 10
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
River House, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Tuesday, December 10 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Census Bureau Recruitment
Dec 10
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Large Meeting Room

Tuesday, December 10 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for conducting the nationwide census. The Census Bureau is recruiting to fill important temporary positions, at an hourly rate of $24.50. You can help your community! Apply for one of thousands of temporary #2020CensusJobs. Census results determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as how funds are spent on our roads, schools and hospitals. A census recruiter will be onsite at the library to answer your questions or start the application process with you.Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=8000&lib=0

Kurt Strauss at Bennethum's Northern Inn
Dec 10
Gaylord
Bennethum's - 3917 Old US 27 South,Gaylord,MI,49735

Tuesday, December 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Gaylord

Kurt Strauss performing 6-9pm.No cover charge.

Teen Anime Club - Lud
Dec 10
Mason County District Library
Mason County District Library - Ludington and Scottville

Tuesday, December 10 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Mason County District Library

Young adults in grades 6 - 12 are invited to join the Teen Anime Club at the Mason County District Library in Ludington. Meetings are on Tuesday, November 19 and Tuesday, December 10 from 6 - 8 pm. All MCDL events are FREE.

Santa Calling!
Dec 10
City of Midland Parks and Recreation
Midland Parks and Recreation 4811 N Saginaw Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Tuesday, December 10 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

City of Midland Parks and Recreation

The Big Man called us from the North Pole and has asked us to help patch calls from the North Pole to your home via Parks and Recreation. Santa let us know that he will take a few minutes away from the workshop from 6-8 p.m. on evening Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday to make calls to very special children! Register for this free program online at https://bit.ly/2qIhurI by Monday Dec. 9th. Santa let us know that only one call will be made to each house so he will talk to all kiddos during that call. Paper copies of the registration form are available online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/santa. For more information contact Parks and Recreation.

Salty Yoga
Dec 10
Urban Oasis Salt Spa
Urban Oasis Salt Spa 1545 S. Division St. Suite 117, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Tuesday, December 10 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Urban Oasis Salt Spa

Salty Yoga Restore body mind and spirit. Class takes place in the salt room and includes a full therapeutic halotherapy session. Perfect for the boomer generation or anyone desiring a gentler yoga practice. Arrive 10min. before class to fill out paperwork. Also you can bring your own Yoga mat or we can provide one for you. Also if you have a no spill water bottle you can have that. So lets get Salty Yoga starting Tue Nov 19 2019. $25 Drop Inn 3 pack $65 6 pack $125 Call or go to https://urbanoasissaltspa.com/ to schedule.

Writing Successful Scholarship Essays
Dec 10
Portage Lake District Library
Houghton, MI 49931

Tuesday, December 10 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Portage Lake District Library

Attention High School students ! There is an art to crafting a college scholarship essay. Come learn how to search for scholarships, common requirments, and some tips to writing a winning essay. Please bring a lap top if you have one. PLDL also has Chrome Books available to use.

SVL Adult Craft
Dec 10
Mason County District Library
Ludington, MI 49431

Tuesday, December 10 at 6:00 pm

Mason County District Library

Join us at the Scottville library to create a snowy candle holder! All materials are provided.All MCDL programs are free of charge.

Center Stage Youth Choirs Holiday Concert
Dec 10
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland, MI 48640

Tuesday, December 10 from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Midland Center for the Arts

Nothing brings on holiday cheer as quickly as children’s voices raised in song! Join the Center Stage Youth Choir ensembles as they present a delightful one-hour program of holiday favorites to start the season with a smile. Directed by Jillian Seamster, Amanda Perkins, Tracey Kempsell and Heather DeGroot.

MHS Band Winter Concert
Dec 10
Midland Public Schools
Central Auditorium - Band room, Central Auditorium - Main Auditorium

Tuesday, December 10 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Midland Public Schools

https://app.espace.cool/Public/Event/11817/1300257/1888114/14054529

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Exhibit and Sale
Dec 11 - Feb 7
Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan
City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI

Wednesday, December 11 through February 7

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan

The Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Just Great Art Exhibit and Sale will be held at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Exhibit will be open Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fifteen artists will be over 100 pieces of art on display. The opening reception is Thursday, 7 November from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

PYP Collaboratives
Dec 11
Midland Public Schools
Administration Center - Conference Room A, Administration Center - Conference Room B

Wednesday, December 11 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Midland Public Schools

https://app.espace.cool/Public/Event/11817/1345611/1965475/15795327

Homeschool Explorers Grades 1 - 2
Dec 11
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland Center for the Arts 1801 W Saint Andrews Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Wednesday, December 11 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Midland Center for the Arts

Join us for a monthly play and learn date at the Midland Center for the Arts! Homeschool Explorers are geared for specific age groups and are held the second Wednesday of the month. Each month we will explore with stories science and art themed activities! Ticket Prices: Public child grades 1-2: $10 Member child grades 1-2: $5 one free adult included with paying child Please Note: • Pre-registration is recommended Midland Center for the Arts reserves the rights to cancel if a minimum advanced registration of 5 students is not met. Walk-ins are welcome ONLY if room is still available. • Museum admission for the program is included in ticket price. • Parents/caregivers do not need to stay in the studio during the program but must remain in the building for the duration of the event.

Parks and Recreation Board Holiday Open House
Dec 11
Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce
707 N. Huron Ave., MACKINAW CITY, MI 49701

Wednesday, December 11 at 10:00 am

Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce

Village Parks Board Solicits Community Ideas for Public Parks December 11, 10-11 am The Newly formed Parks and Recreation Board is holding a HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE meeting to gather community input, ideas, and desires for community parks. Note: The MEDC grant funding for the "North Huron Project" has been unexpectedly pulled due to statewide budget cuts, so the conceptual parks in the North Huron project are no longer in the works, but the Board would still like to collect community feedback for future projects and grants. The Parks Board will assemble community input and offer it to council. There are five parks that were considered in the North Huron project and engineers have attached to the map of each park their concepts for the park. Input will be accepted for any of those public parks or ANY parks or recreation facilities located within the Village. Either pass your ideas to a Park Board member or come to the Open House and talk over your thoughts. Park Board members are: Jeff Hingston, Ron Dye, James Falkner, Danielle Lieghio, Jamie Westfall,Tom Chastain, and Sandy Planisek. You can look at copies of these drawings at the Chamber office 9-4, M-F* Open House: Wednesday, December 11 between 10 and 11 am at the Mackinaw Area Public Library. Use back entrance. Larger versions of these maps will be available and Park Board members will be available to chat. *NOTE: Please make an appointment by calling (231)436-5574 if you are traveling far. The Chamber office is not open consistently in the winter months as our one director is in and out frequently for meetings and errands.

Camp Grayling Restoration Advisory Board Public Meeting
Dec 11
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Frederic Township Hall, 6470 Manistee ST , Frederic, MI, 49733, United States

Wednesday, December 11 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

The next Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 11th from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Frederic Township Hall, 6470 Manistee Street Frederic, MI 49733. If persons are looking for the most current information on the PFAS Water Contamination investigation, visit the brand new Camp Grayling Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Homepage at:  https://libguides.kirtland.edu/grayling_pfas. A special thank you to Kirtland Community College and our RAB board for thinking “outside the box” and providing the most current “LOCAL” information regarding the PFOS/PFOA Water Investigation.

Office Hours
Dec 11
Maritime Heritage Alliance
Traverse City, MI 49684

Wednesday, December 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Maritime Heritage Alliance

Storytime for Preschoolers
Dec 11
Portage Lake District Library
Portage Lake District Library 58 Huron St, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Wednesday, December 11 from 10:15 am to 11:45 am

Portage Lake District Library

Storytime for 2 - 5 year olds Every Wednesday and Thursday from 10:15am-11:45am Older and younger siblings are also welcome to attend. Join us for stories, crafts, and a really good time!

Homeschool Explorers Grades 3 - 5
Dec 11
Midland Center for the Arts
Midland Center for the Arts 1801 W Saint Andrews Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Wednesday, December 11 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Midland Center for the Arts

Join us for a monthly play and learn date at the Midland Center for the Arts! Homeschool Explorers are geared for specific age groups and are held the second Wednesday of the month. Each month we will explore with stories science and art themed activities! Ticket Prices: Public child grades 3-5: $10 Member child grades 3-5: $5 one free adult included with paying child Please Note: • Pre-registration is recommended Midland Center for the Arts reserves the rights to cancel if a minimum advanced registration of 5 students is not met. Walk-ins are welcome ONLY if room is still available. • Museum admission for the program is included in ticket price. • Parents/caregivers do not need to stay in the studio during the program but must remain in the building for the duration of the event.

Holiday Art Market at Gaylord Area Council for the Arts (GACA)
Dec 11 - Dec 27
Gaylord
Gaylord Area Council for the Arts - 125 E. Main St.,Gaylord,MI,49735

Wednesday, December 11 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Gaylord

Come see what local artists are creating in northern Michigan:  Pottery and porcelain items, Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic Paintings, Jewelry, Wooden items, and lots more!  Do your Holiday shopping at GACA, 125 E. Main St., Gaylord.  Open during regular hours of 11am-3pm on Tuesdays thru Fridays and 12pm-2pm on Saturdays until 12/21/19.  Call 989-732-3242 for more information.

Story Hour
Dec 11
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Devereaux Memorial Library, 201 Plum St., Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Wednesday, December 11 at 11:15 am

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Every Wednesday at 11:15 am at Devereaux Memorial LibraryBirth to preschool children can come to enjoy stories, songs, crafts, snacks and activities. No sign up required.

PATH for Chronic Pain
Dec 11
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
MSU-Extension, 501 Norway St., Suite 2, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Wednesday, December 11 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

msu

Byte-sized Tech - Digital Services
Dec 11
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Classroom

Wednesday, December 11 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Petoskey Library

https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7207&lib=0

Safe Home Harvest Food and Supply Drive
Dec 11 - Feb 9
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey

Wednesday, December 11 from 2:13 pm to 4:13 pm

Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan

The Harvest Food and Supply Drive is one of the most meaningful ways for you to support survivors of domestic abuse and their children in our community. Your donations of grocery/supermarket gift cards, non-perishable foods, household goods, paper products, personal care items and financial contributions help provide a much needed feeling of "home" at a time when survivors are working to regain control of their lives. Over the years, Safe Home has provided thousands of women and their children with shelter, meals and all daily needs at no cost. Harvest Food and Supply Drive donations are accepted at Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan offices in Petoskey, Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona; and at Gold Mine Resale Shops in Petoskey. The Safe Home Needs List is available online at wrcnm.org. For more information, call (231) 347-1572. Drop donations: • WRCNM main office, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop North, 1878 US-31 North, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop South, 1002 Emmet Street, Petoskey • WRCNM offices in Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona

Growing Readers Together - Tutoring
Dec 11
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Small Meeting Room

Wednesday, December 11 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Tutoring program for K-3rd graders. https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=6893&lib=0

Worship Wednesday - 2019/2020
Dec 11
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 320 S Bradley St, Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858

Wednesday, December 11 from 4:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church

EVENING SCHEDULE 4:00-4:45PM - Chimes Rehearsal 4:45-5:30PM - Children's Choir Rehearsal 5:30-6:00PM - Dinner 6:00-7:00PM - Adult Choir Rehearsal 6:00-7:00PM - Happy Hour: "Living the Questions" 6:00-7:15PM - WoW Program 7:15-8:15PM - Bell Choir Rehearsal CHIMES This is a great activity for younger students especially if they would like to take part in the bell choir as they get older. Chimes rehearsal is open for students from 2nd-5th grades. Students will learn this fun instrument and even how to read music! This rehearsal is lead by Mernie Bidstrup. CHILDREN'S CHOIR Whether your kids already love to sing or would like to learn children's choir is a great opportunity for any elementary age student to find their voice. Students will learn to read music and work as a team to create a joyful noise unto the Lord (Psalm 100...it's Biblical!). This choir is lead by Mernie Bidstrup. DINNER All are welcome to join us for dinner on Wednesday evenings! Our kitchen crew is ready for you to come visit and partake in a home cooked meal (including dessert!). This is a great time to spend time with Immanuel family & friends and is also a great way to meet someone new! There is a container for dinner donations that is right inside the lobby as you enter the building. What you are willing/able to give helps us offset the costs of the meal. Dinner on Wednesday nights is put on by Kathy's Kitchen Krew (yes...they are all named Kathy). ADULT CHOIR Has your voice dropped to a point where they won't let you in the children's choir any more? Don't be sad...join the adult choir! We need your voice to help us fill out all parts of the sheet music. Come to find out...there are a lot of parts! If you don't come we will start telling music puns and that tend to get us in a lot of TREBLE (< --see what we did there :P)! The adult choir is run by Mernie Bidstrup. HAPPY HOUR Dropped off your kids but don't want to go home just to turn around and come back twenty minutes later? We have a solution for you! Join us for Happy Hour! Pastor Dana Hendershot will lead a discussion called "Living the Questions". We know...you are wondering if there are "answers" to any of these "questions". There is only one way to find out! See you Wednesday ) WORSHIP WEDNESDAY PROGRAM After dinner there is a nursery open for children who are under pre-kindergarten age. All of the other pre-k through 6th grade students will go to large group for about 20 minutes followed by breaking into classes for more in depth discussion activities and Bible lessons. We follow a three year curriculum rotation from Sparkhouse that allows us to get students familiar with many of the different stories in the Bible. Yes if they join us from pre-k on up they will go through the curriculum twice (but at different age appropriate levels of teaching). Middle school High school and college students are welcome to join the WoW program as teachers. We would love to have your wisdom & energy! Craig Torgerson oversees this program. BELL CHOIR We just got our bells back from the shop where they had a check up and a restoration. That's right...we sent our bells to an all-inclusive summer bell-only resort and they are back and ready for this year's season of bell choir! It's time to set up the soft top tables and custom bell choir music stands. It's on! If you would like to join this elite team you are going to need to get a hold of Mernie Bidstrup.

Makerspace Craft: Cloth Dangle Bracelet
Dec 11
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Makerspace

Wednesday, December 11 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Using simple materials, we will make a unique fabric covered bracelet. Supplies are limited, please register. https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7730&lib=0

Christmas Open House
Dec 11
Mackinaw Area Public Library
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Wednesday, December 11 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Mackinaw Area Public Library

Please Join us as we welcome the Holiday Season! There will be crafts and coloring Gifts for the children Dulcimer music Stories Christmas Village search & find and of course holiday goodies to eat.

Holiday Business After Hours
Dec 11
Mid Michigan College
2600 South Summerton Road, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48625

Wednesday, December 11 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Mid Michigan College

Come out to the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Business Hours and enjoy food, a hot cocoa bar, networking and more! Date: December 11th, 2019 Time: 5 pm to 7 pm Location: Clare Historic Depot 201 W. 4th Street, Clare Admission: $5 Sponsored by Mid Michigan College, The Red Door Thrift Store, and the Clare County Art Council. Please contact the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce with any questions.

Gaylord Chamber of Commerce Presents - Holiday After Hours at the Otsego Resort
Dec 11
Gaylord
Otsego Resort - 696 M-32 East,Gaylord,MI,49735

Wednesday, December 11 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Gaylord

December 11: Holiday Business After Hours sponsored by Korthase Flinn Insurance & Financial Services and Art Van of Gaylord hosted by the Otsego Resort from 5:00-8:00 p.m."Bring Your Holiday Sparkle"  Live Music Food and Many Giveaways will be enjoyed throughout the evening!Grand Prize Drawing:  2  Red Wing Tickets!Don't forget to bring your toy donation to benefit Toys for Tots - Ostego County!Tickets:  $ 10 for Members! 

Little Warriors Class
Dec 11
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
AuSable Martial Arts Academy, 214 Huron St., Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Wednesday, December 11 from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Kids can join at anytime. First two classes are free so kids can try it out!

The Pistil Whips live at Bennethum's Northern Inn
Dec 11
Gaylord
Bennethum's - 3917 Old US 27 South,Gaylord,MI,49735

Wednesday, December 11 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Gaylord

The Pistil Whips performing 6-9pmNo Cover Charge

Santa Calling!
Dec 11
City of Midland Parks and Recreation
Midland Parks and Recreation 4811 N Saginaw Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Wednesday, December 11 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

City of Midland Parks and Recreation

The Big Man called us from the North Pole and has asked us to help patch calls from the North Pole to your home via Parks and Recreation. Santa let us know that he will take a few minutes away from the workshop from 6-8 p.m. on evening Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday to make calls to very special children! Register for this free program online at https://bit.ly/2qIhurI by Monday Dec. 9th. Santa let us know that only one call will be made to each house so he will talk to all kiddos during that call. Paper copies of the registration form are available online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/santa. For more information contact Parks and Recreation.

Trivia Night
Dec 11
Portage Lake District Library
Houghton, MI 49931

Wednesday, December 11 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Portage Lake District Library

Join us on Wednesday, December 11, from 6 – 7:30pm for a fun evening where all those useless facts you’ve been collecting can finally come in handy! This will be general trivia and every topic is fair game. We'll briefly go over some house rules, pick teams, and let the questions roll. And there's popcorn !!

Holiday Sip & Paint
Dec 11
St. Ignace Visitors Bureau
6 Spring St., Ste. 100, Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Wednesday, December 11 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

St. Ignace Visitors Bureau

$35 per person includes canvas & supplies two glasses of wine or non-alcoholic drink and snacks. Limited space so register early at: saintignaceba85@gmail.com

Shanty Sessions
Dec 11
Maritime Heritage Alliance
Maritime Heritage Alliance 13268 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Wednesday, December 11 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Maritime Heritage Alliance

Join us for our monthly Sea Shanty & Open Music Sessions! Everyone is invited and there is no fee to attend. Contributing your instrumentals and vocals are encouraged but everyone is welcome to just sit back and enjoy.

DHS Band Winter Concert
Dec 11
Midland Public Schools
Central Auditorium - Band room, Central Auditorium - Main Auditorium

Wednesday, December 11 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Midland Public Schools

https://app.espace.cool/Public/Event/11817/1300264/1888126/14054543

Tip'n the Mitten's 12 Days of Christmas
Dec 12 - Dec 23
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Tip’n the Mitten, 204 E. Michigan Avenue, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Thursday, December 12 through December23

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Its here! Time to save BIG here at Tip’n the Mitten! Join us from the 12th through the 23rd to save on different items each day! Also, enjoy special samples, special guests and even more giveaways!! Follow our event to get updates as they come!  Follow this event on Facebook.

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Exhibit and Sale
Dec 12 - Feb 8
Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan
City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI

Thursday, December 12 through February 8

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan

The Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Just Great Art Exhibit and Sale will be held at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Exhibit will be open Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fifteen artists will be over 100 pieces of art on display. The opening reception is Thursday, 7 November from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

PYP Collaboratives
Dec 12
Midland Public Schools
Administration Center - Conference Room A, Administration Center - Conference Room B

Thursday, December 12 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Midland Public Schools

https://app.espace.cool/Public/Event/11817/1345611/1965475/15795328

Blood Drive
Dec 12
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital, 1100 Michigan Ave , Grayling , 49738, United States

Thursday, December 12 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, December 12, 20199:00 am – 2:30 pmMunson Healthcare Grayling Hospital We are hosting a blood drive with Michigan Blood. They will be in the mobile bus, which will be parked behind the hospital by the Crawford Room. Interested in donating? Schedule your appointment time online today.

Creative Kids Day
Dec 12
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Children's Program Room

Thursday, December 12 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Petoskey Library

For toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers! Join us for a fun morning filled with crafts, activities, snacks, music and movement, and stories. Special thanks to Early On, Head Start, Early Head Start, Child Abuse and Prevention Council, Char-Em ISD, Great Start Collaborative, and Great Start to Quality.For information contact Nicole Lindwall, Early On coordinator 231-582-8070 https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7694&lib=0

Friends of the Library Board Meeting
Dec 12
Petoskey Library
Off-site

Thursday, December 12 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Friends of the Library Board Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at 10AMBoard of DirectorsPresident – Gayle MroczkowskiVice President – Anne LewisTreasurer – Joyce Hutto-NolanBoard Members:Ann BarfknechtMerry BaxterCarrie CorbinJane DamschroderMary DanielsAnn InglesSuzanne LaBeauEthel LarsenSue MoffatGayle MroczkowskiCarolyn Switzer https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=5969&lib=1002

Crawford County Board of Commissioners - Regular Meeting
Dec 12
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 406 /213 N. James Street, Grayling , MI 49738

Thursday, December 12 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

The elected Board of Commissioners for Crawford County meets monthly, usually the fourth Thursday of the month to conduct the business of the County for the residents of Crawford County.  Meetings are held at the County Building (200 Michigan Avenue, Grayling). Follow this meeting event on Facebook.

Stress Less with Mindfulness
Dec 12
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
MSU-Extension, 501 Norway St., Suite 2, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Thursday, December 12 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Office Hours
Dec 12
Maritime Heritage Alliance
Traverse City, MI 49684

Thursday, December 12 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Maritime Heritage Alliance

Office Hours-Margaret
Dec 12
Maritime Heritage Alliance
Traverse City, MI 49684

Thursday, December 12 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Maritime Heritage Alliance

Storytime for Preschoolers
Dec 12
Portage Lake District Library
Portage Lake District Library 58 Huron St, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Thursday, December 12 from 10:15 am to 11:45 am

Portage Lake District Library

Storytime for 2 - 5 year olds Every Wednesday and Thursday from 10:15am-11:45am Older and younger siblings are also welcome to attend. Join us for stories, crafts, and a really good time!

Gingerbread "workshop" with Chris
Dec 12
Carnegie Museum
Houghton, MI 49931

Thursday, December 12 from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Carnegie Museum

We will OPEN EARLY (10:30) on THURS., DEC. 12 for a day of gingerbread house decorating with Chris Alquist! We're opening early to accommodate young nappers, but no one is too young or too old for this traditional activity. Chris will be on hand all day to assist in this annual decorating activity, so stop by anytime after 10:30 am. Bring yourself, your friends, your children and decorate a Miner House made of graham crackers. Take it home or leave it for display in our gingerbread village for our December 14 Open House. All ages and abilities welcome. We will have plenty of decorations available, but always welcome additional sweets to share. You can also help us revitalize our playhouse with "sustainable" decorations -- we'll need lots of help slowly transforming the playhouse from colorful edible decorations to colorful upcycled decorations. We're still collecting old bottle caps and little plastic toys otherwise destined for land fill. Every contribution welcome!

Holiday Art Market at Gaylord Area Council for the Arts (GACA)
Dec 12 - Dec 28
Gaylord
Gaylord Area Council for the Arts - 125 E. Main St.,Gaylord,MI,49735

Thursday, December 12 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Gaylord

Come see what local artists are creating in northern Michigan:  Pottery and porcelain items, Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic Paintings, Jewelry, Wooden items, and lots more!  Do your Holiday shopping at GACA, 125 E. Main St., Gaylord.  Open during regular hours of 11am-3pm on Tuesdays thru Fridays and 12pm-2pm on Saturdays until 12/21/19.  Call 989-732-3242 for more information.

Let's Get Fit 101
Dec 12
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Devereaux Memorial Library, 201 Plum St., Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Thursday, December 12 at 1:00 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 pm at Devereaux Memorial LibraryJoin our adult exercise program designed with seniors in mind! Easy chair exercises, stretching, and simple yoga moves improve mind and body. Wear comfortable clothing.

Starting a Business - Midland
Dec 12
Grace a. Dow Memorial Library
Midland, MI 48640

Thursday, December 12 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Grace a. Dow Memorial Library

Ready to turn your side hustle into a full-time business? Get started with this no-cost seminar designed for individuals who are considering self-employment or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This introductory seminar helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs financing options and business planning are introduced along with necessary steps to get started. Attendees will be introduced to writing a business plan as well. Speaker(s): SBDC Great Lakes Bay Region Business Consultant and Library Representative from the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library. Co-Sponsor(s): Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Reserve your spot today: https://clients.sbdcmichigan.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=50390013 For more information about the Michigan SBDC State Headquarters business resources and other seminars go to www.SBDCMichigan.org or call (989) 686-9597. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. This same seminar is offered multiple times and at different locations across the Great Lakes Bay Region to accommodate most everyone's schedule.

Safe Home Harvest Food and Supply Drive
Dec 12 - Feb 10
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey

Thursday, December 12 from 2:13 pm to 4:13 pm

Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan

The Harvest Food and Supply Drive is one of the most meaningful ways for you to support survivors of domestic abuse and their children in our community. Your donations of grocery/supermarket gift cards, non-perishable foods, household goods, paper products, personal care items and financial contributions help provide a much needed feeling of "home" at a time when survivors are working to regain control of their lives. Over the years, Safe Home has provided thousands of women and their children with shelter, meals and all daily needs at no cost. Harvest Food and Supply Drive donations are accepted at Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan offices in Petoskey, Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona; and at Gold Mine Resale Shops in Petoskey. The Safe Home Needs List is available online at wrcnm.org. For more information, call (231) 347-1572. Drop donations: • WRCNM main office, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop North, 1878 US-31 North, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop South, 1002 Emmet Street, Petoskey • WRCNM offices in Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona

Growing Readers Together - Tutoring
Dec 12
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Small Meeting Room

Thursday, December 12 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Tutoring program for K-3rd graders. https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=6894&lib=0

COA Community Dinners 2019
Dec 12
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 308 Lawndale, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Thursday, December 12 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Christmas Dinner
Dec 12
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 308 Lawndale, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Thursday, December 12 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Fustini's Cooking Class: THE CRANBERRIES
Dec 12
Petoskey
Fustini's Petoskey - ,Petoskey,MI

Thursday, December 12 at 5:00 pm

Petoskey

Type of Class: Interactive (A Hands-on Experience)Chef Christie StruckMENU:White cheddar cranberry dip Stuffed pork tenderloin with roasted squash and cranberries Pear and cranberry crispThis class is $55 per person and payment is expected at time of registration as seats are limited.   You can register online below stop in or call the store (231) 758-3575. Email your questions to charlene@fustinis.com.  Please notify us of any dietary restrictions in advance. Be sure to check out "What you need to know" before signing up.All class seats are nonrefundable much like a sporting event or theater ticket. If canceling is necessary and given two days in advance we will issue you a store credit for product or toward another class. Please note: we require a 6-day advance notice for rescheduling groups larger than four people.A limited number of seats are available online. If you have a large group or if the class you are interested in attending is sold out online please call the store to check for in store availability.

Michaywe Clubhouse Concert Series
Dec 12
Gaylord
Michaywe Club House - 1535 Opal Lake Road,Gaylord,MI,49735

Thursday, December 12 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Gaylord

Joshua Davis was raised in the folk tradition: the music, the social movements, the land. He writes songs that blend the roots of American music with gritty rock n’ roll and vintage soul. Performing Songwriter Magazine called the result, "Some of the liveliest and most rocking roots music around."  He lives in Northern Michigan and is probably best known for his performance on The Voice.  Dinner at Michaywe begins at 5pm, and the concert begins at 7pm.  Tickets are $50 for both dinner and the concert or $30 for the concert only.  Proceeds benefit Gaylord Area Council for the Arts and Farmhouse Music.

Ladies Night & Book Signing!
Dec 12
Karin Beery, Author
PO Box 31, Elk Rapids, MI 49629

Thursday, December 12 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Karin Beery, Author

Stop by Horizon Books on Ladies Night for photos, signed books, and free chocolate!

Increasing Impact Event-Rare Bird
Dec 12
Impact 100 Traverse City
Traverse City, MI 49684

Thursday, December 12 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Impact 100 Traverse City

Join IMPACT Traverse City at Rare Bird for a happy hour and learn how you can make a difference!

Grand Opening of Fernelius Ford's New Building
Dec 12
Fernelius Auto Group
10459 N Straits Hwy, Cheboygan, MI 49721

Thursday, December 12 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Fernelius Auto Group

Fernelius Ford extends an invitation to all of the community to its Grand Opening on December 12, 2019, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm for snacks and refreshments, while exploring the completed new Ford building. Come help us celebrate this milestone!

Fine Silver Fusing Workshop - 12/12
Dec 12
Moraine Shop & Studio
412 N. St. Joseph St., Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Thursday, December 12 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Moraine Shop & Studio

Learn the basics of fusing! In this workshop you will learn how to create a chain free form shapes and basic jewelry components. You will use fine silver and a handheld butane torch to create earrings bracelets and necklaces. (No need for solder or chemicals!) Additionally you will learn how to add texture to and polish your finished piece. The workshop fee includes the use of all tools and a materials kit including fine silver wire for at least one fusing project. Additional materials will be available for purchase during the workshop. No previous experience necessary! Ages 18+ $85 per person. Please register in advance at https://www.shop-moraine.com/workshops/fine-silver-fusing-workshop-121219

Santa Calling!
Dec 12
City of Midland Parks and Recreation
Midland Parks and Recreation 4811 N Saginaw Rd, Midland, Michigan 48640

Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

City of Midland Parks and Recreation

The Big Man called us from the North Pole and has asked us to help patch calls from the North Pole to your home via Parks and Recreation. Santa let us know that he will take a few minutes away from the workshop from 6-8 p.m. on evening Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday to make calls to very special children! Register for this free program online at https://bit.ly/2qIhurI by Monday Dec. 9th. Santa let us know that only one call will be made to each house so he will talk to all kiddos during that call. Paper copies of the registration form are available online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/santa. For more information contact Parks and Recreation.

Creative Night Out: Stained Glass Ornaments
Dec 12
Artworks
106 N Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307

Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Artworks

Join Artworks for a creative experience that you won't want to miss. Relieve the stress of your week with this social art experience, as one of our talented instructors guides you through recreating the selected project for the evening. As the evening draws closer, a sample of the painting will be on display in The Painted Turtle Gift Shop and Gallery and will also be posted on Facebook. All materials provided, no experience necessary. December: Stained Glass Ornaments with Sharon Bulger

A Christmas Evening of Harmony
Dec 12
Artworks
Artworks

Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Artworks

An Evening of Secular & Sacred Blend with performances by the following... Jeanna Lamar and her children Soleil and Terra Solos by Jean Howarth, Kathy Jenkins and Kelly Quinn A group medley by Charlotte Tetsworth, Sarah Kirby, Kelley Samuels Good and Jamie Samuels. Carol of the Bells sung by members of Voca Lyrica 8 students from BRHS: Ryan Fox, Will King, Liam Cabjar, Ethan Alex, Kristopher Sterly, Jonah Weber, Walker Weirts, Tyler Smith High school friends - Addy Kirby and Brandon Corey Pianists Sandy Hatchew and Ginny Kerwin

Comedy Night/Date Night with Kim Sherwood
Dec 12
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 406 /213 N. James Street, Grayling , MI 49738

Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, December 12, 20196:00 PM – 8:30 PMGray Rock Pub & GrubIn collaboration with TDC Comedy, & Blarney Stone Broadcasting, Inc., Gray Rock hosts Comedy Night Date Night featuring headliner Ken Evans. Tickets purchased in advance are $25 for dinner and the show, or $30 the day of, (if tickets are available) for dinner and the show! Dinner options to include, Beef Steak Round, or Smothered Chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable, tossed salad and dinner roll. Dinner is served right at 6 pm, and show starts at 7 pm. PLEASE to ensure proper seating arrangements, purchase your tickets in advance. It is not a requirement to purchase in advance, but is greatly appreciated to accommodate everyone for seating purposes! TICKETS ARE LIMITED, SO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET ASAP. As a kid, Kim heard, “Never hide your sense of humor from the world” from his grandmother. A promise he is committed to keep. At the University of Michigan, Kim was a writer and cast member of the campuses’ sketch comedy troupe, “The Big Show, “ which allowed him to get a taste of performing for over 1,200 people per show. After college, Kim found himself moving from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he rediscovered comedy through improvisation, and producing Improvapalooza, Cincinnati’s first improvisational comedy festival. During production of the festival, Kim founded the award winning improvisation comedy troupe, Wits End, which helped him create mental spontaneity, and an overwhelming stage presence. It was only a matter of time before stand-up comedy found its way into Kim’s life. After only a couple of open mics, word got around quickly and he was hired sight unseen, in local comedy clubs. Since then, Kim has been rapidly making a name for himself with a personable, likable, comedy style that speaks from experience. Kim’s clean comedy has entertained many corporations in and around the Cincinnati area.He has been a regular and house MC at the Funny Bone in Newport, KY and is also the producer of the One Hot Mess podcast. You may see him in the new James Franco movie, The Long Home.Kim has a high degree of energy on stage, and has been described by some as “The Human Cartoon.” Follow this event on Facebook.

A Christmas Evening of Harmony
Dec 12
Artworks
106 N Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307

Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Artworks

This year - Music and More! Featuring Tom Harryman a Muskegon area actor who will bring life to the wonderful work and colorful characters created by Dickens with the adaptation of the beloved A Christmas Carol into a one-man performance. Plus Christmas music performed by your favorite local musicians. There will also be performances by the following... Jeanna Lamar and her children Soleil and Terra Solos by Jean Howarth Kathy Jenkins and Kelly Quinn A group medley by Charlotte Tetsworth Sarah Kirby Kelley Samuels Good and Jamie Samuels. Carol of the Bells sung by members of Voca Lyrica 8 students from BRHS: Ryan Fox Will King Liam Cabjar Ethan Alex Kristopher Sterly Jonah Weber Walker Weirts Tyler Smith High school friends - Addy Kirby and Brandon Corey Pianists Sandy Hatchew and Ginny Kerwin December 12th 2019 in the Chemical Bank Lower Gallery at Artworks 6:00pm Wine & Refreshments • 6:30pm Performance Tickets: $15 Painted Turtle Gift Shop at Artworks www.eventbrite.com An Artworks Fundraising Event Limited Seating If you have a disability and require accommodation to participate in this event contact Artworks at (231) 796-2420 to request accommodations at least 72 hours in advance. Sponsored by: Pioneer Newspaper Roxanne Cullen and Galloup Guitars

French Stuffed Christmas Wine Dinner
Dec 12
Petoskey
Palette Bistro - 321 Bay Street,Petoskey,MI,49770

Thursday, December 12 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Petoskey

FRENCH STUFFED CHRISTMAS Wine Dinner at PALETTE BISTRO embodies everything holiday on Thursday December 12th. Special Guest Travis Tache of Woodberry Wines recently received the Advanced Sommelier Certification (Level 3 – Court of Master Sommeliers) he will share his wealth of knowledge about French wine. The pairings menu is perfect for embracing the season with five specialty courses: Foie Gras (garlic onion confit crostini) Camembert (camembert baked in phyllo   arugula and kale salad vinaigrette) Escargot Mushrooms (stuffed mushrooms garlic butter truffle oil) Duck Breast (hazelnut and mushroom stuffed duck roasted potatoes and carrots fennel jus) finished with Yule Log (chocolate mocha cream).Advance online reservations required. 

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra presents: Handel's Messiah
Dec 12
Petoskey
St Francis Xavier Catholic Church - 513 Howard St,Petoskey,MI,49770

Thursday, December 12 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Petoskey

The quintessential musical crown of the season the GLCO performs with dazzling vocal solos instrumental fireworks and splendid choral writing making this one of the most beloved Holiday traditions. Soloists include Karen Hughes Beacom Christine Amon John Beagle and Clay Thomson. Libor Ondras leads the orchestra and chorus in a performance not to be missed  Order tickets online.   

MotorCity Memories rockin the AAV
Dec 12
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Artisan Village Gallery & Community Art Center, 219 Michigan Ave, Grayling, MI, 49738, United States

Thursday, December 12 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, December 12, 20197 PM – 9 PMAuSable Artisan Village StageThe AuSable Artisan Village and Dharma Records USA invite you to an evening of musical memories. MCMB (MotorCity Memories Band) is a group of seasoned musicians whose number one goal is to create a fun and upbeat entertaining atmosphere that brings people together to enjoy music from the 50’s to the 80’s. Have some fun with MCMB Re-visiting Classic Rock Hits and re-creating the magic and energy that those great old songs possess! This is a NO COVER show provided by the AAV with the assistance of your generous donations. Please feel free to be a supporter and know that you are very much appreciated. Help keep music LIVE at The AuSable Artisan Village. Big things are happening. Follow event on Facebook.

The Nutcracker
Dec 12
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen Center for the Arts 4000 Hwy M-137 South, Interlochen, Michigan 49643

Thursday, December 12 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday ballet returns to Interlochen! The Interlochen Arts Academy Ballet Company presents the timeless story of Clara her enchanted Nutcracker and their journey through the Land of Sweets. Featuring live accompaniment by the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra breathtaking costumes and dazzling scenic design "The Nutcracker" will delight audiences of all ages. Want to watch "The Nutcracker" at home? Tune in to live webcasts of the Saturday shows (both 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) at https://live.interlochen.org/live_webcast

MHS Orchestra Winter Concert
Dec 12
Midland Public Schools
Central Auditorium - Band room, Central Auditorium - Main Auditorium

Thursday, December 12 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Midland Public Schools

https://app.espace.cool/Public/Event/11817/1300269/1888131/14054548

Miracle on 34th Street
Dec 12 - Dec 21
Petoskey
Crooked Tree Arts Center - 461 East Mitchell Street,Petoskey,MI,49770

Thursday, December 12 from 7:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Petoskey

This promises to be another wonderful production from the Little Traverse Civic Theatre.By chance Kris Kringle an old man in a retirement home gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision the court confirms Kris as the true Santa allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.Bring a friend and share the wonder of the season.Buy tickets.  Show dates and times are as follows:Thu Dec 12th 2019 at 7:30 pmFri Dec 13th 2019 at 7:30 pmSat Dec 14th 2019 at 7:30 pmSun Dec 15th 2019 at 2:00 pmThu Dec 19th 2019 at 7:30 pmFri Dec 20th 2019 at 7:30 pmSat Dec 21st 2019 at 7:30 pm

Stuff the Bus
Dec 13 - Dec 15
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
Family Fare, 2470 S I-75 Business Loop , Grayling , 49738, United States

Friday, December 13 through December15

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Help us STUFF THE BUS to stock the shelves of the pantries at Grayling High School, Grayling Middle School and Grayling Elementary School! A CASD bus will be parked near the Family Fare parking lot December 6-8 and 13-15, 2019. We will be collecting donations of non-perishable food, hygiene products and household necessities such as toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent, tissue, etc. During this season of love and giving, help us help our kids that need it most!

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Exhibit and Sale
Dec 13 - Feb 9
Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan
City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI

Friday, December 13 through February 9

Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan

The Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan Just Great Art Exhibit and Sale will be held at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Exhibit will be open Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fifteen artists will be over 100 pieces of art on display. The opening reception is Thursday, 7 November from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Arts Academy Open House
Dec 13
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Friday, December 13 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Join other prospective and accepted students for an open house at Interlochen Arts Academy! Sit in on classes, watch rehearsals, meet current students, and get your questions answered during this immersive glimpse into daily life at Interlochen.

Precision Measurement Training
Dec 13
Mid Michigan College
Mid Michigan College

Friday, December 13 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Mid Michigan College

This training includes six modules that can be completed individually or as a series. Each module focuses on a different category of precision measurement tools and all modules take place on the Mt. Pleasant Campus. Precision measuring is the cornerstone of quality in products and services many people rely upon each day. Starrett Snap-on and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) combined their industrial experience and expertise to create certifications that include hands-on training on instruments that are vital to engineering manufacturing and power generation careers to name a few. Those who earn these certifications will be proficient in the use of a variety of instruments ranging from tapes and rules to calipers and micrometers. Tape & Rule Measurement | October 11 & 18 8am-Noon | $400 Slide Caliper Measurement | November 1 8am-Noon | $200 Gauge Measurement | November 8 8am-Noon | $200 Angle Measurement | November 22 8am-Noon | $200 Micrometer Measurement | December 6 8am-1pm | $250 Dial Gauge Measurement | December 13 8am-1pm | $250

6 - for - 1 Day
Dec 13
Petoskey
Boyne Mountain Resort - 1 Boyne Mountain Road,Boyne Falls,MI,49713

Friday, December 13 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Petoskey

When you’re looking forward to a day of skiing or riding with five of your favorite people there’s not much room for improvement. But on 6-for-1 Day each season that’s exactly what Boyne Mountain does.So hop into the SUV with five friends (or family members) – and join this annual celebration. For this one special day all six of you will ski for the price of one all day long. Join Boyne for six times the fun – all for the price of one – and ski and ride to your collective hearts’ content.The 6-for-1 Day tickets are valid 9am - 4:30pm on December 13 2019 only. Tickets are only valid at Boyne Mountain and will NOT be honored at Boyne Highlands.  

Ski Free Weekend - 2019!
Dec 13 - Dec 15
Gaylord
Gaylord Tourism Bureau - 319 West Main Street,Gaylord,MI,49735

Friday, December 13 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Gaylord

The Gaylord Area Convention & Tourism Bureau along with area hotels vacation rentals and Treetops Resort welcome winter with FREE SKIING Friday Saturday and Sunday December 13 – 15 2019.Each overnight guest will receive a free lift ticket voucher valid for one day of skiing.  Free skiing begins on Friday December 13th at 4:00 p.m. and continues throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday.Whether you’re snowboarding or skiing the lift ticket is free!  “This is a great weekend to learn to ski too ” said Paul Beachnau Gaylord Area Tourism Bureau Executive Director.  Treetops Resort will be offering free Learn to Ski Clinics on Saturday December 14th. 

Stay and Ski Free at the Otsego Resort
Dec 13 - Dec 15
Gaylord
Otsego Resort - 696 M-32 East,Gaylord,MI,49735

Friday, December 13 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Gaylord

White Out prices starting at $ 99 - Dec. 13th - 15th and Dec. 20th - 22nd, 2019!Package is based on double occupancy, per night in standard accommodations. Pricing does not include taxes.Book Today 989-732-5181

Eagle's Nest Weekly Playgroup
Dec 13
Lake Leelanau St. Mary School
St. Mary School - Lake Leelanau 303 S SAINT MARYS St, Lake Leelanau, Michigan 49653

Friday, December 13 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Lake Leelanau St. Mary School

St. Mary Preschool will be hosting a weekly Eagle's Nest Playgroup! This is a FREE event open to ALL parents (not just St. Mary families!) with children birth through age 5. It will be held in the St. Mary Eagle Nest Preschool Classroom, with parking available on the north end of the St. Mary School parking lot. Snacks Provided Note: Parent presence is required, this free playgroup is not meant for a drop off service.

Christkindlmarkt in the Village
Dec 13 - Dec 14
Petoskey
Village at Bay Harbor - 4000 Main Street,Bay Harbor,MI,49770

Friday, December 13 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Petoskey

The 2nd Annual Christkindlmarkt in the Village of Bay Harbor will be like an old time German holiday market full of handmade gifts from area artisans German food and spirits.The Crooked Tree Arts Center performance of "The Nutcracker" ballet will take place this weekend too  it's a wonderful holiday performance. 

New Program- Acorn Adventurers!
Dec 13
Boardman River Nature Center
Grand Traverse Conservation District 1450 Cass Rd, Traverse City, Michigan 49685

Friday, December 13 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Boardman River Nature Center

Outdoor environments are a great way to engage all of your early learners developing senses, and give kids a bit of exercise, too! Join us every Friday, September 13-December 13 (No November 29th program) as we come together for a mix of guided and self-guided outdoor activities that allow young explorers and their grown-ups to explore, engage with, and experience the outdoors. Part of programs take place outdoors rain or shine–please dress for the weather. The Acorn Adventurers program is specifically developed for children under the age of 4. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session.

CTAC Artisans and Farmers Market
Dec 13 - Dec 27
Petoskey
Crooked Tree Arts Center - 461 East Mitchell Street,Petoskey,MI,49770

Friday, December 13 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Petoskey

So some shopping at CTAC where a variety of vendors will be selling their foods, goods, and wares. Vendors will set up inside the Carnegie Building and on the Bidwell Plaza, while weather permits, each Friday through December 20.Seasonal produce, herbs, honey, plants, gingerbread, muffins, European cookies, granola, eggs, apples, meats, flowers, and more will be sold.***There will be no market on Friday, November 29.

Munson Healthcare Hospice Grief Support Group (Bellaire)
Dec 13
Grayling Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 406 /213 N. James Street, Grayling , MI 49738

Friday, December 13 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Grayling Chamber of Commerce

Join a friendly environment where grief and loss is understood. Share your story and learn from others. This support group is open and free to the public. Event occurs 2nd Friday of each month, except Holidays. Begins 09/13/2019 from 11am-Noon at Meadowbrook Nursing Home, 4543 S. M-88, Bellaire, MI.

Open Studio at Moraine - 12/13
Dec 13
Moraine Shop & Studio
412 N. St. Joseph St., Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Friday, December 13 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Moraine Shop & Studio

Previous workshop attendees are welcome to participate in Open Studio at Moraine. Open Studio is a great opportunity to finish up projects you may have started during a workshop, as well as create new pieces using the tools and skills you learned during a workshop. Open Studio is meant to be used as independent work time. You are welcome to use any tools you used during your workshop. Technique/project instruction is not included in Open Studio time. You must have a basic understanding of jewelry fabrication and be able to work safely in the space. There will be a studio monitor on site at all times during Open Studio. Open Studio is $8 per hour. No registration required. Technique instruction is available for an additional hourly fee and must be arranged prior to Open Studio.

Holiday Art Market at Gaylord Area Council for the Arts (GACA)
Dec 13 - Dec 29
Gaylord
Gaylord Area Council for the Arts - 125 E. Main St.,Gaylord,MI,49735

Friday, December 13 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Gaylord

Come see what local artists are creating in northern Michigan:  Pottery and porcelain items, Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic Paintings, Jewelry, Wooden items, and lots more!  Do your Holiday shopping at GACA, 125 E. Main St., Gaylord.  Open during regular hours of 11am-3pm on Tuesdays thru Fridays and 12pm-2pm on Saturdays until 12/21/19.  Call 989-732-3242 for more information.

Mary's Book Club
Dec 13
Big Rapids Community Library
426 S. Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307

Friday, December 13 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Big Rapids Community Library

Our December book club selection is "My Mother's Daughter" by Rebecca Thaddeus. Discussion will be on Friday, December 13th. We'll be meeting in our usual spot in the Literacy Room on the 2nd floor of the Library beginning at noon!

Safe Home Harvest Food and Supply Drive
Dec 13 - Feb 11
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan
Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey

Friday, December 13 from 2:13 pm to 4:13 pm

Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan

The Harvest Food and Supply Drive is one of the most meaningful ways for you to support survivors of domestic abuse and their children in our community. Your donations of grocery/supermarket gift cards, non-perishable foods, household goods, paper products, personal care items and financial contributions help provide a much needed feeling of "home" at a time when survivors are working to regain control of their lives. Over the years, Safe Home has provided thousands of women and their children with shelter, meals and all daily needs at no cost. Harvest Food and Supply Drive donations are accepted at Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan offices in Petoskey, Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona; and at Gold Mine Resale Shops in Petoskey. The Safe Home Needs List is available online at wrcnm.org. For more information, call (231) 347-1572. Drop donations: • WRCNM main office, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop North, 1878 US-31 North, Petoskey • Gold Mine Shop South, 1002 Emmet Street, Petoskey • WRCNM offices in Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona

Holiday Market & Studio Open House
Dec 13
Moraine Shop & Studio
412 N. St. Joseph St., Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Friday, December 13 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Moraine Shop & Studio

Join us for our first ever Holiday Market & Studio Open House! Come see what our new Suttons Bay Shop & Studio space have to offer the community! - Shop from featured local artists (and meet the artists themselves!) - Join in the creating with make-and-take jewelry projects from - Moraine Studio or have our very own Kelsey Grape Jewelry customize jewelry on the spot. Perfect for gifting! - And toast to the holidays with snacks & refreshments. Friday December 13 2019 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Holiday Market & Studio Open House
Dec 13
Moraine Shop & Studio
412 N. St. Joseph St., Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Friday, December 13 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Moraine Shop & Studio

Join us for our first ever Holiday Market & Studio Open House! Come see what our new Suttons Bay Shop & Studio space have to offer the community! - Shop from featured local artists (and meet the artists themselves!) - Join in the creating with make-and-take jewelry projects from - Moraine Studio or have our very own Kelsey Grape Jewelry customize jewelry on the spot. Perfect for gifting! - And toast to the holidays with snacks & refreshments. Friday December 13 2019 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Anime Club
Dec 13
Petoskey Library
Petoskey District Library at Classroom

Friday, December 13 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Petoskey Library

Do you enjoy anime and manga? Then we have the club for you!Join our Anime Club and get to know others who share you enthusiasm, plus watch anime together!For more information, contact Nisa at 231-758-3148 or email nkesseler@petoskeylibrary.org https://petoskeylibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=7404&lib=0

Fustini's Cooking Class: OH MY GOURD
Dec 13
Petoskey
Fustini's Petoskey - ,Petoskey,MI

Friday, December 13 at 5:00 pm

Petoskey

Type of Class: Demonstration (Watch, learn, taste)Chef: David OgrenMENU:Chopped Kale with Lemon Vinaigrette, Maple Roasted Squash, Feta Cheese, Roasted Apple, Pomegranate and Shaved VegetablesRoasted Squash Risotto with Goats Cheese, Rainbow Chard and Herb SaladButternut Squash- White Chocolate Creme brûlée with RaspberryThis class is $55 per person and payment is expected at time of registration as seats are limited.  Each attendee will receive a 10% discount on products purchased the day of the class.  You can register online below, or call the store (231) 758-3575. You can email your questions to charlene@fustinis.com.  Please notify us of any dietary restrictions in advance. Be sure to check out "What you need to know" before signing up.All class seats are nonrefundable, much like a sporting event or theater ticket. If canceling is necessary and given two days in advance, we will issue you a store credit for product or toward another class. Please note: we require a 6-day advance notice for rescheduling groups larger than four people.A limited number of seats are available online. If you have a large group or if the class you are interested in attending is sold out online please call the store to check for in store availability.

Village of Alanson Downtown Merchant Open House
Dec 13
Petoskey
Downtown Alanson - ,Alanson,MI

Friday, December 13 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Petoskey

Alanson welcomes you to celebrate the season on Friday December 13.The Open  House begins with the arrival of Santa.  He will be on hand to greet the children and hear their wishes at VBH Photography Studio on River Street.  Downtown merchants will open their doors to offer warm holiday greetings and the Petoskey Steel Drum Band will perform at 7:00 pm on River Street.

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