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April 29

What: Ruff and Whiskers Dinner Dance and Auction

When: April 29 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Where: VFW Walsh Post 4499 1211 28th St. Manistee Mi

Tickets: $30 per person in advance / $35 per person at the door.

Website & more info: www.homewardboundmanistee.org


May 2

What: Wildflower Hike - Arcadia Dunes' Pete's Woods

When: May 2 from 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Arcadia Dunes, Pete's Woods Trail, Arcadia, Mi 49613

The hike is about 1.5 miles. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes! To RSVP please call 231-929-7911 or visit our website: www.gtrlc.org.


May 3

What: Trunk Show - "Seek to Sea More"

When: May 3 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Where: Riemer Eye Center, 1775, S. Michelle Street, Cadillac

CLICK HERE for more


May 4

What: Spring Trunk Show hosted by Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic

When: May 4 from 1-7 p.m.

Where: 929 Business Park Drive, Traverse City

A percentage of proceeds from the sale will benefit Traverse Health Clinic, Preserve Hickory and Mt. Holiday. GTOC will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Father Fred Foundation during the trunk show.

CLICK HERE for more info


May 5

What: 4th Annual Adult Spelling Bee and Fundraiser at Stormcloud Brewing Compnay

When: Friday, May 5 from 8-10p.m.

Where: Stormcloud Brewing Compnay, 303 Main Street, Frankfort, Mi 49635

This year's spring spelling contest will help raise funding for The Friends of the Benzie Shores District Library.

Entry fees and 20% of Stormcloud sales from 7-11pm on the night of the Spelling Bee will be donated as part of our Stormcloud Builds Community charitable-giving program.

Maximum of 20 teams of 1-2 people with prizes for the top three winning teams

CLICK HERE for more info

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What: Christian Songwriters' Concert with Paul Baloche

When: Friday, May 5 from 7-9:30 p.m.

Where: Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington, Mi 49431

CLICK HERE for more

Audience members will help judge the contestants, and one winner will be selected at the end of the evening concert.

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What: "30 for 30" campaign benefiting Third Level Crisis Services

When: Friday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Grand Traverse Pie

*12-hour campaign to raise $30K in support of the 30,000 contacts fielded each year through Third Level's 24-hour crisis suicide prevention line.

CLICK HERE fore more information.

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What: RCG Annual Auction: Cinco De Mayo Celebration!

Who: “Rotary Club of Gaylord is hosting a night of fun and fundraising for the benefit of the Gaylord community. Join us for dinner, dancing, drinks, silent auction, live auction and many fun games.

When: May 5th, 2017

Where: Otsego Club & Resort

**Tickets are $50 and will be available for purchase at several Gaylord area businesses toward the end of 2016. Contact: www.facebook.com/gaylordrotary


May 5

What: Wildflower Hike - Arcadia Dunes' Pete's Woods

When: May 9 from 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Arcadia Dunes, Pete's Woods Trail, Arcadia, Mi 49613 Benzie County

The hike is about 1.5 miles. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes! To RSVP please call 231-929-7911 or visit our website: www.gtrlc.org.


May 6

What: Professional cruise ship storyteller, Pete Griffin, will be at the Cadillac Public Library

When: Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m.

Where: Cadillac Wexford Public Library

*Now living in Alaska, Pete will regale the crow with real life stories of his career in the DNR. Presented by the Friends of the Library

**No admission charge

What: Community Shred Event

Where: Saturday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 3250 Racquet Club Drive, Traverse City Mich 49684

*Protect your identity: Shred Confidential Documents

*Suggested Donation: Non-perishable food or hygiene items to benefit the Salvation Army

*Join us at noon from a presentation by Grand Traverse Sheriff's Department "Safeguard against identity theft/fraud/scam"

*Complimentary shredded BBQ pork sandwich lunch while supplies last

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What: A spaghetti dinner is being held to raise funds for the American Legion Read-Osborne Post 531

When: Saturday May 6, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Where: American Legion Post located at 18483 Cadillac Hwy in Copemish

*This event is open to the public and is family friendly, a suggested donation of $7 for adults and $4 for children under is appreciated. For more information contact John at (231)970-9325.

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What: Spring Sip & Savor

When: Saturday May 6 (11-5) and Sunday May 7 (12-5)

Where: Along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

*Tickets: $35 per person

More details: https://www.lpwines.com/events/spring-sip-savor/


May 7

What: Join Cub Scouts Pack 115 for a fundraising event at the State Threatre

When: May 7 at 9:30 a.m. - Doors open at 9 a.m.

Where: State Threatre Traverse City

*Movie - Big Hero 6 *Admission is a pantry or personal care item (admission includes water and popcorn)

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What: Jordan Valley Community Band Spring Concert

When: Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m.

Where: East Jordan High School Auditorium

*Free


May 9

What: Free Workshop - "Social Security: Know Your Options to Help Maximize Your Benefits"

When: Tuesday, May 9

Where: TBA Credit Union - 630 E. Front Street in Traverse City

Two, one hour sessions are available, beginning at 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit tbacu.com or call 231.946.7090 to register.


May 11

Who: Grand Traverse County Recycle Smart

What: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

When: May 11, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

June 22, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

August 10, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

October 14, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: By appointment only. Collection event details will be confirmed when appointment is made online at http://recyclesmart.info/1162/Household-Hazardous-Waste or by calling the Hotline at 231-941-5555.


May 12

What: Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church - Annual Treasure Sale

When: Friday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 16426 Center Rd (M-37)

*The sale will go on, rain or shine!

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What: "Skeptic's Night" Featuring Abdu Murray at New Hope Community Church

When: Friday, May 12 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Where: New Hope Community Church - Auditorium 5100 Bethesda Ct Williamsburg, Mi 49690

*Free -- CLICK HERE for more info


May 13

What: 6th Annual Shanty-to-Shorts 5k/10k/ Fun Run

When: May 13 starting at 10 a.m.

Where: 5780 Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire Mi 49615

CLICK HERE for more


May 17

What: "Bloom, Learn, Grow" -- Ideas for Life Senior Expo 2017

When: May 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Grand Traverse County Civic Center, In Traverse City, Mich.

*This year's event will feature more than 100 organizations offering products and services to help seniors and their families navigate aging successfully.

**Admission to this event is free


May 20

What: Plant and Craft Sale hosted by Sweetwater Evening Garden Club

When: Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: East Bay Masonic Lodge at the corner of M-72 East and US-31 North, Acme

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What: Spring Fling 2017 - Gala Auction and Raffle

When: Saturday, May 20 at 5 p.m.

Where: St. Francis Xaiver School

To reserve auction tickets for Spring Fling 2017 call 231-347-4133

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What: Nature Hike - Petobego State Games Area

When: May 20 from 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Petobego State Game Area 10877-10881 US-31, Williamsburg, MI 49690 - Grand Traverse County

The group will meet at Maple Bay Natural Area and walk over to Petogego State Game Area. To RSVP please call 231-929-7911 or visit our website: www.gtrlc.org.

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What: Trails to Trails 5K Fun Run/Walk

When: Saturday, May 20

Where: Vasa Pathway, Barlett Rd, Williamsburg, Mi 49686

CLICK HERE for more info

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What: A Plant and Craft Sale hosted by the Sweetwater Evening Garden Club

When: Saturday, May 20th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Where: East Bay Masonic Lodge at the corner of M-72 East and US-31 North, Acme.


May 21

What: Traverse Area Historical Society Monthly Historical Program - History on WTCM

Where: Sunday, May 21 at 1 p.m.

Where: The McGuire Room at TADL Main Library in Woodmere

The rich history of local radio station pioneer WTCM will be reviewed by noted local historian and WTCM on air personality, Maddie Lundy. This program is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

CLICK HERE for more info.


May 23

What: "Planning for Health Care in Retirement" complimentary workshop

When: Tuesday, May 23 - Two one hour sessions; beginning at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Where: TBA Credit Union - Located at 630 E front Street in Traverse City

Light refreshments will be provided. Visit tbacu.com or call 231.946.7090 to register.


May 28

What: Crystal Mountain's 4th Annual North Mitten Half Marathon, 10K and (new this year) 5K.

When: Sunday, May 28

  • Half Marathon: 8am
  • 10k: 8:30am
  • 5k: 9am
  • Course closes at 1pm

Where: Crystal Mountain Resort

*Register by January 10 for the absolute best rate. CLICK HERE for more.


June 15

What: 2017 Senior Expo by Wexford County on Aging

When: June 15 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Wexford Civic Arena, 1320 N Mitchell St., Cadillac, Mi 49601

60 Booths full of Handouts, Information and Experts to talk to!


June 16

What: Trinity Treasures Annual Rummage Sale

When: Friday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. and Saturday June 17 9 a.m. to Noon

Where: Trinity Lutheran Church located at 13th and Maple Streets

*All proceeds will be used to finish the church's kitchen renovation which is used to serve weekly community meals


June 17

What: Trinity Treasures Annual Rummage Sale

When: Friday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. and Saturday June 17 9 a.m. to Noon

Where: Trinity Lutheran Church located at 13th and Maple Streets

*All proceeds will be used to finish the church's kitchen renovation which is used to serve weekly community meals


June 21

What: Third Level Golf Classic

When: Wednesday, June 21 at 10 a.m.

Where: Elmbrook Golf Course

$95 if registered before June 9

CLICK HERE for more information


June 22

Who: Grand Traverse County Recycle Smart

What: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

When: May 11, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

June 22, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

August 10, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

October 14, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: By appointment only. Collection event details will be confirmed when appointment is made online at http://recyclesmart.info/1162/Household-Hazardous-Waste or by calling the Hotline at 231-941-5555.


June 23

What: AuSable Valley Engine & Tractor Show

When: June 23 & 24 2017

Where: Oscoda County Fairgrounds between Mio and Fairview

$3.00 per person. Kids 12 and under free!! For more information call 989 370-5471


June 24

What: AuSable Valley Engine & Tractor Show

When: June 23 & 24 2017

Where: Oscoda County Fairgrounds between Mio and Fairview

$3.00 per person. Kids 12 and under free!! For more information call 989 370-5471

July 29

What: Rendezvous in the Sault

When: July 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: City Hall Grounds (225 East Portage Ave Sault Ste. Marie, Mi 49783)

*Cost: Adult $5; Children 12 and under $2; Family $10

CLICK HERE for more info

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What: Connor Gorsuch Kids Fishing Day

When: July 29, 2017

Where: Kids Fishing Pond 1425 Riverside Dr. Sault Ste. Marie

*Cost: Free!

CLICK HERE for more info


July 30

What: Rendezvous in the Sault

When: July 30, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: City Hall Grounds (225 East Portage Ave Sault Ste. Marie, Mi 49783)

*Cost: Adult $4; Children 12 and under $2; Family $10

CLICK HERE for more info


Aug. 4

What: Downtown Days

When: Aug. 4 - 5 starting at 9 a.m.

Where: Downtown Sault Ste. Marie 536 Ashmun Street Sault Ste. Marie

CLICK HERE for more info


Aug. 10

Who: Grand Traverse County Recycle Smart

What: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

When: May 11, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

June 22, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

August 10, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

October 14, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: By appointment only. Collection event details will be confirmed when appointment is made online at http://recyclesmart.info/1162/Household-Hazardous-Waste or by calling the Hotline at 231-941-5555.


Aug. 19

What: Lake Leelanau Street Fair

When: Aug. 19 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Main and Meinrad Streets in Lake Leelanau (two streets are blocked for the day)

CLICK HERE for more info

Celebrate community at the third annual Lake Leelanau Street Fair! Great music, restaurants, wineries and breweries. Authors, artists, crafts people and more. Fun times for the whole family.

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What: Paddle 4 The Pool

When: Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. (Check-in: 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.)

Where: Charlevoix Area Community Pool

Pre-register at paddle4thepool.com, or in person at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool by noon, August 18; -or- on-site registration 7:30 am – 9 am at Ferry Beach the day of the event

Check-in: 7:30 am – 9 am

Cost Per Paddle Craft: $65 by August 11th, $75 after August 11th


Sept. 30

When: 5th Annual Leelanau UnCaged

When: Sept. 30 12 p.m. 10 p.m.

Where: Streets of Downtown Northport

Leelanau UnCaged PO Box 181, Northport MI. 49670 Phone: 231-883-8103


Oct. 14

Who: Grand Traverse County Recycle Smart

What: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

When: May 11, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

June 22, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

August 10, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

October 14, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: By appointment only. Collection event details will be confirmed when appointment is made online at http://recyclesmart.info/1162/Household-Hazardous-Waste or by calling the Hotline at 231-941-5555.


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