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October 2014

Explore the Night Sky at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will be offering a series of monthly astronomy programs this year. Join park rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) for a guided exploration of our night sky on: October 21 (8:00-10:00 p.m.), Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive Stop #3 Celebrate the 44th anniversary of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with a starry event. Please park at Picnic Mountain; the next right after the #2 stop. For all astronomy events, bring a flashlight for the…

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Just Country Kickin’ Dance in Manistee

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Manistee VFW,
1211 28th St., Manistee, MI United States

“Just Country Kickin’ Line Dance Club” invites you to dance with them every Tuesday. All ages and levels of dance expertise welcome. Dance to a wide variety of music from country to rap, and dance styles from cha-cha to waltz. Manistee, the Port City, is about 65 miles southwest of Traverse City on US-31.

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No Plot? No Problem! Writing Workshop with Cari Noga

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Traverse Area District Library, Main Branch- McGuire Rm.,
610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City, MI United States

Are you anxious about NaNoWriMo and worried you won’t finish your novel in the thirty days of November?  Do you have tons of ideas but not a focus?  Would you like some help?  Local author Cari Noga, who wrote her amazing novel Sparrow Migrations during NaNoWriMo, may just be your answer!  She read the book No Plot! No Problem! by Chris Baty (founder of NaNoWriMo) and was able to put the tools to work and focus on completing her novel.  During this workshop, she will  help…

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Social Security Planning: Your Financial Future Series

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlevoix Public Library/ Community Room,
220 W. Clinton St., Charlevoix, MI United States

Are you planning to take early retirement? Or do you want to continue working until, or beyond, full retirement age?  Whatever your plans, this meeting will help you make informed decisions about your future based on your Social Security benefit options. Speakers: Ben Muladore of Edward Jones and Robert Tyler from Prudential.   Please register online or call 231-237-7340  

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Live Music at Trattoria Stella in Traverse City

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trattoria Stella,
1200 W. 11th St./Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Traverse City, MI United States

Live music every Tuesday from 6-9pm featuring Ron Getz. Local musician, Getz plays improvisational guitar that crosses the lines between pop, funk and rock, framed in the styling of classical strings music through the speakers.

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Euchre Tournament at Interlochen Library

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Interlochen Public Library,
9700 Riley Rd., Interlochen, MI United States

Play begins promptly at 6pm, $1 entry. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of IPL and Grand Traverse Senior Center. Interlochen is located about 12 miles southwest of Traverse City where US-31 meets M-137.

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Peepers Pre-K Program in Traverse City: Eyes on Owls

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boardman River Nature Center,
Traverse City, MI United States

This fun and educational program is designed to foster the exploration of nature in preschoolers through seasonal nature themes with experienced early childhood educators and naturalists. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities. $5 per child per session. please register in advance. 

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Free Line Dance Lessons in Manistee

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
American Legion,
10 Mason St., Manistee, MI United States

“Just Country Kickin’ Line Dance Club” offers free line dance lessons. All ages and levels of dance expertise welcome. Lessons every Monday, October through May. Manistee, the Port City, is about 65 miles southwest of Traverse City on US-31

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BookTalkers Discussion Group – The Paris Architect

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Charlevoix Public Library Armstrong Conference Room,
220 W. Clinton St., Charlevoix, MI United States

Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise places of refuge for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn’t really believe in. Ultimately he can’t resist the challenge and begins designing expertly concealed hiding spaces, detecting possibilities invisible to the average eye. But when one of his clever hideouts fails horribly…

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Movie Night at the State Theatre

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The State Theatre,
233 E Front Street, Traverse City, MI United States

Join us for movie night at the State Theatre. “Fed Up,” featured in the 2014 TCFF, is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. This documentary takes a critical look at America’s obesity epidemic and the food industry’s role in aggravating it. Created by Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and narrated by TV journalist Katie Couric. A panel discussion and Q&A with local health experts will follow the film. (Note: This event takes place at the State Theatre, 233…

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