Shooting stars, a day at Sleeping Bear, great shopping and more!

This week you have a chance to view a meteor shower and hear stories of the night sky at Offield Family Viewlands, or, enjoy a day playing in the sand at Sleeping Near Dunes! You can shop for a cause in downtown Traverse City this weekend, enter to win a 10 yr old bottle of bourbon, and see behind the doors of some of                            Northern Michigan’s most fashionable homes!

Night Sky Storytelling at Offield Family Viewlands with Mary Stewart Adams

Wednesday, November 11th, 7-9pm

Come view the Taurid Meteor shower during it’s peak, and learn more about the significance of the third and final conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Pluto in this special evening at Offield Family Viewlands, the former Little Traverse Bay Golf Club site. Learn more here.


Free Admission to Sleeping Bear Dunes

Wednesday, November 11th,  all day

In celebration of the Veterans Day, the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore will be waiving the $25 entrance fee today. Come and enjoy the wonders of the only National Park in lower MIchigan. It’s a beautiful way to experience late autumn in Michigan with miles of trails and sweeping views of the dunes and Lake Michigan.

Shop Your Community Days in Downtown Traverse City

November 12th -14th

Get a jump on your holiday shopping in TC this weekend! Shop local and 5% of your purchase total will be donated to one of 35 local charities. This year, the event takes place Thursday through Sunday, allowing shoppers to spread out shopping times and avoid crowds. More details at


Little Traverse Bay Humane Society Raffle

Through November 25th

The weather is turning chilly again, and the LTBHS has the perfect way to warm up-with a 10 year old bottle of Rip Van Winkle Bourbon! You could win this great prize, which would make a unique gift, just in time for the holidays. Tickets are $50 each, with only 200 to be sold, and the drawing on November 25th. Get yours online here.


Up North Home and Cottage Tour

Through December 31st

Explore eight of Up North’s most stunning residences from the comfort of your own home through virtual video documentaries. This donation-only event benefits Child and Family Services of Northwest Michigan. Make a donation and get your tickets at