Red Cross Blood Drives
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES
Dec 18 Central Lake High School noon-5:45
Dec 19 St Ignace United Methodist Church noon-5:45
Dec 21 Bill Marsh Buick GMC in Traverse City 10-3:45
Dec 22 Petoskey Red Cross Mitchell Park Dr 10-4:45
Dec 26 Boyne City Christ Church 11-4:45
Dec 27 Jays Sporting Goods in Gaylord noon-5:45
Dec 29 Traverse City Elks Lodge 10-2:45
Annie at the Old Town Playhouse, Nov 24-Dec 16
Old Town Playhouse presents the classic family musical, ANNIE. During the Depression, a fiery young girl receives a brief respite from her life in a miserable orphanage when she is selected to spend Christmas at a billionaire’s home. Once there, she quickly charms the household staff and even their seemingly cold-hearted boss. Tickets at OldTownPlayhouse.com
The Christmas Schooner
The Christmas Schooner is here!
This critically acclaimed Holiday Musical is presented by Little Traverse Civic Theatre. Christmas Schooner is based on the historic Great Lakes voyages of Christmas tree ships during the late 1800s and early 1900s, chronicling the first Christmas tree ship and the family who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. This powerfully moving story has both original music and traditional holiday favorites and features some incredible local talent. Dates are December 14th-16th. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $15 for under 12 and the Sunday Matinee. Thursday - Saturday performances are at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday Matinee is at 2:00 p.m. Get your tickets now at ltct.org.
See the Messiah
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra’s Messiah Plus Bach & Rutter concert, December 14th and December 15th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Petoskey.
$25 General Admission, $35 Silver, $50 Gold, $75 Platinum Seating. This year’s performances include J.S. Bach, Suite No. 1, BWV 1066; Handel Messiah, Chorus & Soloists; and Rutter’s Christmas Carols. General Admission tickets will be available at area chambers of commerce or online at www.glcorchestra.org
. For Reserved Seating, contact the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra office at (231) 487-0010.
Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker Saturday, December 16th at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the holiday season with a magical performance by the dancers of Crooked Tree Arts Center’s School of Ballet. Enjoy a dynamic and beautifully choreographed show for all ages. Tickets for Matinee: $50 Reserved / $15 Adult / $5 Student. Evening: $50 Reserved / $20 Adult / $10 Student. Get tickets at CrookedTree.org
Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House at the Music House, Dec 17, noon-4pm
The Music House would like to invite you to join them on Sunday, December 17th, for their Holiday Celebration from noon to 4 PM. Come and enjoy the sounds of the season and all of the beautiful holiday decorations! They’re offering special tours and screenings of a short silent film complete with popcorn. It is a perfect family outing for the season.
There will be special discounted admissions with of adults $5, students $3 and children under 6 are free and a special family admission of $15. Here is your chance to see what the Music House is all about. Tickets are available at the door. Music House Museum is located 8 miles north of Traverse City, 7377 US 31 N.
Help Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center
The Little Fleet and Soup and Bread-Traverse City
rally local chefs and bakeries will donate soup and bread for a good cause
. This month on Monday, December 18th, they will come to the aid of sexually and physically abused children served by the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center (TBCAC).
“This monthly event is a collaboration between many people, most of all the food makers who graciously donate their time, talents and amazing food. Their generosity allows the meal to be totally free to the public. They simply ask people to pay what they can which is then donated to local charities. The charity event will be held on December 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at The Little Fleet, 448 E. Front Street in Traverse City.
Beach Bash 2017
Charlevoix Area Community Pool - BEACH BASH 2017! Celebrate with family and friends at the Pool on Friday, December 29th, 6-8 p.m.
It’s cold outside, but not on the Pool deck! Grab your swimsuits, lounge poolside, toss some beach balls, and soak in the hot tub. Subs, refreshments and goody bags provided. $5 per student or adult (swimmers and non-swimmers). Children 3 and under are FREE! Reservations required (75 people max.). Call the Pool today to ensure your spot: 231.547.0982, or register online at www.charlevoixpool.org
Benefit for LTBHS
Karin Reid Offield of Brek-n-Ridge Farm teams up with Little Traverse Bay Humane Society and the Snowman Rescue Fund to premiere the screening of her award-winning documentary film Harry & Snowman on Friday, December 29th at the Lyric Theater in Harbor Springs.
There will be two screenings on Friday December 29, one at 11 a.m. and the other at 5 p.m. Tickets will be $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. To purchase tickets in advance, please visit Little Traverse Bay Humane Society’s website at www.ltbhs.com
or call 231-622-6356. Tickets will be available at the door prior to the screening, as well.