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September 27

Who: Traverse City West Senior High School

What: Fall Festival

Where: Traverse City West Senior High School

When: Thursday, September 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Who: Janet Hegarty, a Christian Science practitioner, teacher, and member of the Board of Lectureship

What: A free public talk “How to Make Change for the Better"

Where: The Charlevoix Public Library (220 W. Clinton St. in Charlevoix)

When: Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.

Info: To make substantive change in our lives we have to go deeper — to discover our source, the one, all-good God. Come join us for this free lecture sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Petoskey. For me info call Rich at 231-838-6660.


September 28

Who: Harbor Springs

What: 3rd Annual Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Where: Harbor Springs

When: Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30

Info: www.hsfotb.org

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Who: Trinity Lutheran Church & School

What: TC Germanfest

Where: Trinity Lutheran School (1003 S. Maple Street, Traverse City)

When: Friday, September 28 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Info: Tickets available on mynorthtickets.com; Must be 21 years or older

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Who: American Legion Post 531 and Auxiliary & Sons of the American Legion Post 531

What: Fish Fry

Where: American Legion Post 531 and Auxiliary (18483 Cadillac Highway, Copemish)

When: Friday, September 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Info: $12/person (13+), $6/kids (6-12)

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Who: Michigan Heritage & Research Foundation

What: 2nd Annual Guardian Game between Kalkaska Blazers and Grayling Vikings

Where: Kalkaska High School

When: Friday, September 28 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Info: Veteran ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.; football game begins at 7 p.m.; Area veterans are free


September 29

Who: Grand Traverse Area Rock and Mineral Club

What: Annual Rock, Gem & Mineral Show

Where: 3400 Veterans Drive, Traverse City

When: Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Who: Grand Traverse Senior Center Network & St. Patrick Wellness Committee

What: Grawn Area Health Fair

Where: St. Patrick Social Hall, 630 S West Silver Lake Rd, Traverse City

When: Saturday, September 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Info: Free to public. Free health screenings and information for all ages.

Contact info: Barb Wilson (231) 276-3243

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Who: Traverse City Senior Center & Traverse City Area Steelheaders Chapter of the Michigan Steelhead & Salmon Fishermen's Association

What: 5th Annual Fish Fry

Where: Senior Center Network, 801 E. Front Street

When: Saturday, September 29 starting at 12 p.m.

Info: $5/meal; must purchase tickets in advance by Wednesday, September 26

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Who: Curtis Area Chamber of Commerce

What: Oktoberfest

Where: Downtown Curtis

When: Saturday, September 29 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Who: Grand Traverse Metro Fire

What: Seat Check Saturday

Where: Williams (2600 US 31, Traverse City)

When: Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


September 30

Who: Grand Traverse Area Rock and Mineral Club

What: Annual Rock, Gem & Mineral Show

Where: 3400 Veterans Drive, Traverse City

When: Sunday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Who: Brush Creek Mill

What: Reading and Book signing from "The Can't Hardly Lumber Company" with E. Dan Stevens and others

Where: Brush Creek Mill (121 South State Street, Hillman)

When: Sunday, September 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


October 1

Who: Michigan Blood

What: Blood Drive

Where: Lifehouse Assembly of God (1120 W. Division St., Cadillac)

When: Monday, October 1 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.


October 5

Who: Cheboygan Downtown Development Authority

What: Cheboygan Fallfest

Where: Downtown Cheboygan

When: Friday, October 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.


October 6

Who: Cheboygan Downtown Development Authority

What: Cheboygan Fallfest

Where: Downtown Cheboygan

When: Saturday, October 6 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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Who: Brush Creek Mill

What: 13th Annual Applefest Arts and Craft Show

Where: Brush Creek Mill (121 South State Street, Hillman)

When: Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Who: Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church

What: 35th Annual Harvest Dinner

Where: Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church (16426 Center Road)

When: Saturday, October 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Who: Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce

What: 'Go with the Glow!' 5K/1 Mile Fun Run

Where: Mackinaw City Trailhead

When: Saturday, October 6 starting at 9 p.m.

Info: $25/person but discounted to $20/person when signing up as a team of four

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Who: Alpena Downtown Development Authority

What: 5th Annual Chowder & Chili Cook-off

Where: Downtown Alpena

When: Saturday, October 6 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Info: $10/ticket

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Who: Grayling Main Street

What: Downtown Grayling Harvest Festival

Where: Downtown Grayling

When: Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Who: AMVETS Post 114

What: Northwestern Michigan Veterans Golf Outing

Where: A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort (US 31, 9 miles north of Elk Rapids)

When: Saturday, October 6 starting at 9 a.m.

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Who: Steam Railroading Institute

What: Fall Color Tour's Northern Arrow Excursion

Where: Kalkaska Museum

When: Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Who: Boyne Mountain Resort

What: 10th Annual Skitoberfest

Where: Boyne Mountain Resort

When: Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to Sunday, October 7 to 12 a.m.


October 7

Who: Cheboygan Downtown Development Authority

What: Cheboygan Fallfest

Where: Downtown Cheboygan

When: Sunday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Who: Jolly Pumpkin

What: Pumpkin Fest

Where: Jolly Pumpkin (13512 Peninsula Drive)

When: Sunday, October 7 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.


October 10

Who: Norte

What: Northern Michigan Walks to School Day

Where: Northern Michigan

When: Wednesday, October 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Who: Benzie Food Partners

What: 21st Annual "Soup Nite"

Where: The Gathering Place Senior Center

When: Wednesday, October 10 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Info: $8/adults; $2.50/children 12 and under


October 12

Who: Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall

What: HERTH Indoor Fall Farmer & Craft Market

Where: Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall

When: Friday, October 12 starting at 9 a.m.

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Who: Bras for a Cause TC & Northern Michigan Women's Council of Realtors

What: Bars for a Cause TC

Where: Streeter's Center

When: Friday, October 12 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Info: $25/ticket

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Who: Family of Lou Ann Stevens Clark

What: Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Where: St. Paul's Hall (20811 Washington Street, Onaway)

When: Friday, October 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


October 13

Who: Grand Traverse Bay YMCA

What: YMCA Fall Festival

Where: Grand Traverse Bay YMCA

When: Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Who: Crystal Mountain

What: Spooktacular Saturday

Where: Crystal Mountain

When: Saturday, October 13 starting at 1 p.m.

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Who: The Village of Grand Traverse Commons

What: 3rd Annual Asylum Benefit Tour

Where: The Village of Grand Traverse Commons

When: Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Who: Downtown Elk Rapids

What: Downtown Elk Rapids Fall Fest

Where: Cedar Street Lot

When: Saturday, October 13 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Who: Taproot Cider House

What: Annual Cider Day Party!

Where: Taproot Cider House

When: Saturday, October 13 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Who: Pond Hill Farm

What: The Lord of the Gourd Returns to Pond Hill Farm

Where: Pond Hill Farm (5699 South Lake Shore Dr., Harbor Springs)

When: Saturday, October 13 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Who: Hospice Of Michigan

What: Race & Remember Glow Run

Where: Elk Rapids

When: Saturday, October 13

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Who: Groundwork Center

What: Harvest at the Commons

Where: Groundwork Center (148 East Front Street, Ste 301)

When: Saturday, October 13 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Who: Gaylord Area Elks Lodge

What: 17th Annual Pumpkin Patch

Where: Gaylord Area Elks Lodge (116 Grandview Blvd)

When: Saturday, October 13 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


October 19

Who: Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall

What: HERTH Indoor Fall Farmer & Craft Market

Where: Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall

When: Friday, October 19 starting at 9 a.m.



October 20

Who: Crystal Mountain

What: Spooktacular Saturday

Where: Crystal Mountain

When: Saturday, October 20 starting at 1 p.m.

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Who: Crystal Mountain

What: Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic

Where: Crystal Mountain

When: Saturday, October 20 starting at 7:30 a.m.

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Who: Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce

What: Glen Arbor's Pumpkin Fest

Where: Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce (6394 Western Avenue, Glen Arbor)

When: Saturday, October 20 from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Who: Petoskey Department of Public Safety

What: Hunter Safety Class

Where: Petoskey Department of Public Safety

When: Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


October 21

Who: Michigan Wedding Guide

What: Elite Wedding Expo

Where: Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

When: Sunday, October 21 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.


October 22

Who: Michigan State University Extension

What: Know Your Vote: Statewide Ballot Proposal Forum

Where: 1209 S. Garfield Avenue, Suite C, Traverse City

When: Monday, October 22 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


October 26

Who: Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall

What: HERTH Indoor Fall Farmer & Craft Market

Where: Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall

When: Friday, October 26 starting at 9 a.m.

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Who: Earthern Ales

What: Truck or Treat Festival

Where: The Village of Grand Traverse Commons

When: Friday, October 26 from 3 p.m. to 12:01 a.m.

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Who: Michigan State Police

What: Trunk or Treat- Alpena

Where: 208 North 1st Avenue, Alpena

When: Friday, October 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Who: The Freshwater Roundtable

What: 11th Annual Freshwater Summit

Where: Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College

When: Friday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


October 27

Who: Crystal Mountain

What: Spooktacular Saturday

Where: Crystal Mountain

When: Saturday, October 27 starting at 1 p.m.

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Who: Manton Mobile Food Pantry

What: 8th Annual Fall Family Fun Festival

Where: Manton Middle School 5th Street Gym

When: Saturday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Who: VFW Cherryland Post 2780

What: Fall Arts & Craft Show

Where: VFW Cherryland Post 2780

When: Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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