KLT THE ROCK STATION COMMUNITY CALENDAR

KLT The Rock Station Community Calendar 

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November 15th

Swing Shift and the Stars

Swing Shift and the Stars, Dancing and Lip Sync Competitions raise funds and awareness for local nonprofits and their next performance is November 15th, from 7pm to 9:30pm, at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Come enjoy all the fun including a live band, desserts and coffee! A cash bar will also be available. For more information and to purchase tickets go to swingshiftandthestars.org

November 16th

Otsego County United Way Power of the Purse

The Otsego County United Way will be hosting the 13th Annual Power of the Purse event on November 16th at the Otsego Resort. This event will include dinner, dessert and wine. It will feature a live and silent auction, raffles, and various giveaways throughout the night. Attendees this year will be able to bid on their favorite waiter to cater to their table for the evening. Silent auction items will include various donations from local businesses including; purses, wallets, jewelry, wine, gift cards and more. Tickets for this event are $50 and will be available to purchase both online or in person. Online tickets are available now. Tickets can be purchased in person after October 15th at the United Way building.

The OCUW also manages the building that houses the following partnering agencies: Otsego County Food Pantry, Salvation Army, The Refuge (offers emergency housing) and the Northern Michigan Opioid Response Consortium. Proceeds from this event will work to benefit the whole organization and its operations.

November 16th

Holiday Art & Crafts Bazaar

November 16th, from 9am to 3pm is the Annual Holiday Bazaar and Soup Luncheon in Harbor Springs at the United Methodist Church in Downtown Harbor Springs, featuring cookie walk, prize drawings, vintage treasures and glassware, quilts!, Christmas ornaments and decor, jewelry, baby gifts, Ukrainian eggs, decorated trees, vintage and new aprons, cookbooks, hand sewn, knit and crochet items, homemade fudge, greeting cards, stocking stuffers. Something for everyone on your Christmas list.

November 16th

Deer Widows Vendor and Craft Fair

Deer Widows Vendor & Craft Fair, benefiting the Read-Osborne American Legion 531 Auxiliaryis Saturday November 16th, from 10am – 4pm. Come and enjoy great company, early Christmas shopping and great food! Delicious lunch will be available for purchase. Girl Scout Troop 3990 will have scrumptious baked goods for sale. The post is located at 18483 Cadillac Hwy, in Copemish. For more information, please call 231-357-2775.

November 16th

Grayling Christmas Walk

The 42nd Annual Grayling Christmas Walk hosted by the businesses of Grayling Main St, is Saturday November 16th and shops will be open until 8pm. Come enjoy breakfast with Santa at the American Legion, pictures with Santa, live reindeer,pony rides and more. At 5:15pm there is a parade down Main St, that ends at the Sheriff’s Office with the lighting of the tree at 5:45pm. The Festival of Trees at the Grayling Mini Mall is open from 10am till 8pm. For more information go to graylingchamber.com

November 16th

5th Annual Arts and Craft Fair

Please join us for our 5th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 16th, at MediLodge of Leelanau! Handmade Arts & Crafts Only! Artist & Crafter space is available. For more information, call Lena at 231-271-1200

November 16th

West Senior High Art & Craft Show

Lots of vendors will be on hand at this annual sale, November 16th from 10am-4pm, offering goods wrought in paper, yarn, wood and much more! Happening at the Traverse City West Senior High school, located at 5376 N. Long Lake Road.

November 18th

Free Community Dinner

Every Monday night come to a FREE community dinner!

Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and is located at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church, in the Fellowship Hall (basement) in Grayling.

This is absolutely free and open to the public!

November 16th thru November 24th

KAIR Festival of Trees

Come see the beautiful trees on display at the Northland Plaza in Kalkaska. Raffles and drawings available throughout this week long event! The silent auction and raffle drawing will start on Sunday November 24th at 3pm. Luncheon held at United Methodist Church For more information go to kalkaskakairs.com.

November 18th

Petoskey Business After Hours

The brews, the food and the fun await you at the November Business After Hours.

An average of 100 chamber members attend each Business After Hours (BAH) event for networking opportunities, along with hors d’oeuvres, cash-bar refreshments, door prizes and more at select member locations. To help build business relationships, you need to be in the right places to meet members of the business community and the Petoskey Chamber BAH Networking Series will do just that! Join the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce for these great networking events, November 18th from 5pm to 7pm at Beards Brewery in Petoskey.

November 19th

Veteran’s Employment Services

If you’re a veteran who would like to learn about job and training opportunities, get information about veterans’ organizations and other service providers, or just network with other veterans, you’ll want to check out the Veterans Employment Services Orientation at Northwest Michigan Works! in Petoskey. Orientations are held every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Stop by to learn about employment services provided to veterans by Michigan Works, find out about veterans’ organizations, and talk with fellow vets. The Petoskey Michigan Works! Center is located at 2240 Mitchell Park Drive, Suite B. For more information, go to CareerCafe.org or call 231.347.5150

November 20th

Charlevoix Business After Hours

The next Charlevoix business After Hours is happening November 20th, from 5pm to 7pm at the Villager Pub. Sponsored by the Villager Pub and Charlevoix State Bank. For more information go to charlevoix.org

November 21st

Cheboygan Business After Hours

November 21st come to the First Community Bank in Downtown Cheboygan for the Business After Hours “Tailgate Party.” Enjoy tailgate style food, networking, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and more! From 5pm to 7pm. For more information go to cheboygan.com

November 21st

Canvases for Conservation

November 21st from 6:30 to 9pm come and join Canvases for Conservation. Sandy Wiltzer of Brushed Blessings, will help you create this unique step-by-step Michigan winter canvas! Join in for an evening of fun AND help raise money that the Career Technical Center Agri Science students will use to rebuild the gazebo in the native garden in the spring of 2020!

The fee for this event is $35. The cost includes a $10 donation toward this project. Anyone aged 10 and up is welcome to attend! Light snacks and non-alcoholic punch will be provided while additional food and beverages may be purchased from the American Legion.

For more information or to register, contact Michelle Hill at 231-839-7193 or [email protected]. You may also register for this event online at missaukeecd.org.

November 22nd

Christmas in Indian River

November 22nd enjoy Christmas in Indian River with the lighting of the downtown Christmas tree, parade, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, family activities, free food and entertainment which includes the 39th annual craft show. For more information go to irchamber.com

November 22nd

Resurrection Life Center’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Friday November 22nd at 6pm Resurrection Life Center of Grayling is having a Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Make plans now to join in for this annual community-wide dinner. You will enjoy a complete turkey dinner with all of the traditional dishes. Bring your family and invite your friends to come. Everyone is welcome. We all have so much to be thankful and grateful for. This is a great time to come and share an evening with family and friends. Just bring a good appetite for good food.

November 23rd

Book Sale

Saturday, November 23rd from 9am to 3pm, at the Helena Township Community Center in Alden, during the TAAG Craft Show there will be a book sale. Available items include, Books, DVD’s, VHS, CD’s and puzzles. Sponsored by Friends of the Alden District Library. 8751 Helena Rd, Alden.

November 23rd

Downtown Traverse City Light Parade, Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting

 November 23rd starting at 5:30pm, celebrate the 2019 holiday season with the magic of lighting up beautiful Downtown Traverse City and the iconic tree as the Light Parade passes by, followed by the welcoming of Santa Claus to Downtown Traverse City!

November 24th

Cranksgiving

Cranksgiving is part bicycle ride and part food drive and it happens across the nation during the month of November! The TC event happens November 24th at 12pm. Individual bicyclists as well as teams are welcome to participate. Riders will be provided a list of food items and tasked with purchasing these items from several grocery stores in town. The groceries will be donated to local food pantries. In addition to shopping, participants will be challenged to commit at least one act of random kindness on the route. Expect to ride 2-5 miles. There is no winner in Cranksgiving TC because everyone wins, of course! But there will be prizes for best individual and team costumes! To register and for more information: elgrupnorte.org

November 24th

Santa Cares Day

Children within all spectrums of special needs and their families are welcome to attend the sensory-friendly event; Santa Cares Day, happening November 24th from 9:30am to 11:30 am at the Grand Traverse Mall. This event offers participants additional assistance, extra time and a quieter, less stressful environment in which to visit and have photos taken with Santa. For more info and tickets call 231-922-2591 or go to grandtraversemall.com

November 25th

Free Community Dinner

Every Monday night come to a FREE community dinner!

Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and is located at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church, in the Fellowship Hall (basement) in Grayling.

This is absolutely free and open to the public!

November 25th

Books to Movies at Traverse Area District Library

Join in every Monday night, at 6:30pm, to watch movies that were based on books or real events at the Traverse Area District Library. Once in a while the movie watched may NOT based on either but just for fun. Popcorn is always available from AMC Classic Cherry Blossom 14 who have been donating to this program for over four years. For more information go to tadl.org

November 26th

Veteran’s Employment Services

If you’re a veteran who would like to learn about job and training opportunities, get information about veterans’ organizations and other service providers, or just network with other veterans, you’ll want to check out the Veterans Employment Services Orientation at Northwest Michigan Works! in Petoskey. Orientations are held every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Stop by to learn about employment services provided to veterans by Michigan Works, find out about veterans’ organizations, and talk with fellow vets. The Petoskey Michigan Works! Center is located at 2240 Mitchell Park Drive, Suite B. For more information, go to CareerCafe.org or call 231.347.5150

November 27th

Light Up Leland for the Holidays

November 27th, Kick off the holidays in Leland with the community tree lighting ceremony at Christmas Tree Corner and then welcome Santa as he rides into the village aboard a fire engine. Enjoy caroling, treats and time with Santa afterward! Presented by the Leland Chamber of Commerce starting at 5:30pm

November 28th

Traverse City Turkey Trot

The 12th Annual Up North Media Traverse City Turkey Trot 5K & 5 Mile is a family favorite and is happeing November 28th from 9am to 11am! Start Thanksgiving day off right with two different race distances; a 5K and a 5 mile, to promote healthy lifestyles as well as give back to local charities. All runners receive a commemorative long-sleeve Turkey Trot t-shirt with registration. Invite the whole family to participate in this one-of-a-kind event starting at St. Francis High School in Traverse City, MI. Don’t forget to snag your festive turkey hat during registration!

November 28th

Kiwanis Boyne City Turkey Trot – 5K and 1 Mile Run

Boyne City Kiwanis Club is organizing their 9th annual Turkey Trot 5K race and 1-mile fun run/walk to be held at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28. The race will begin and end at City Hall, 319 N. Lake St. Packet pick-up will be the day before event from 2-6pm at Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen. T-shirts are guaranteed if entry form is received by November 20th. Entrants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item that will be donated to Boyne area food pantries.

November 28th

29th Annual Crawford AuSable Community Free Thanksgiving Dinner

YOu are invited to the 29th Annual Crawford AuSable Community Free Thanksgiving Dinner, Thanksgiving Day at the Camp Grayling Army Airfield Mess Hall. The diningroom opens at noon and closes at 2pm, and take-outs are available. If you need a ride, call Dial-a-ride at 989-348-5409, no later than 5pm on Tuesday, November 26th. If you need a home delivered meal contact Sally at 989-348-9418 by noon the day before. The meal is provided by the generosity of local businesses, organizations, individuals and the US Army National Guard.

November 29th

PJ Party: Shopping in Glen Arbor

Come out cozy and comfy in your jammies for some early morning shopping in Glen Arbor. Lots of merchants will be offering specials. Don’t miss the fun! from 6:30am to 9am, November 29th.

November 29th

Glen Arbor Bed Parade

Celebrate sleeping in at Glen Arbor’s Annual Bed Parade! Watch all the fun as festively decorated beds are wheeled through downtown, November 29th starting at 9am!

November 29th

Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade

November 29th at 5:30pm is the Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade. This annual parade is sponsored by Bolenz Jewelry and hosted the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce. It is held every year on the day after Thanksgiving at 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at the Annex building parking lot at the corner of Chisholm and Ninth Street. The parade route begins by turning left onto Chisholm, left onto Second Avenue, right onto Water Street, and ends in the parking lot behind City Hall. No early departures from the route. Registration forms for this parade will be available mid-October.

November 29th

Charlevoix Tree Lighting Celebration

Join your friends and family at the Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 29th, from 3:00 to 6:00pm in downtown Charlevoix! Taking place throughout the day, Charlevoix Merchants will be offering fantastic Black Friday Deals that you won’t want to miss. While area restaurants will offer great food and drink specials. Children of all ages are invited to stop in and make a fun craft to take home at Charlevoix Circle of Arts located at 109 Clinton Street from 3 to 5pm. The Holiday Parade will start at 5:30pm. The parade will take place on Bridge Street between Hurlbut and Clinton Street downtown. Enjoy music, lighted floats and more. The final parade entry will be Santa and his helpers who will stop in East Park to brighten the night by lighting the Community Christmas Tree for the first time this holiday season. The tree will be lit at the conclusion of the parade at approximately 6:00pm

November 29th

Tree Lighting & Caroling in Glen Arbor

Take part in caroling and watch the magic as the tree is lit in downtown Glen Arbor. Bundle up and bring the family out for some holiday cheer. 6:15pm, November 29th.

November 29th

St. Andrews Day Celebration

Celebrate Scottish history, culture, food and friendships! The 23rd annual St. Andrews Day Celebration features Scottish music, highland dancing, a book sale and more. Bring a dish to pass for the potluck supper. Happening at Grace Episcopal Church in Traverse City, November 29th from 4pm to 8:30pm. To learn more, call 231-947-2330.

November 29th

Boyne City’s Santa Parade and Holiday Open House

Boyne City sparkles and glistens, dressed in its holiday finest, for the Santa Parade and Downtown Open House the Friday evening after Thanksgiving. The streets are filled with families and friends enjoying the sounds, sights and smells of the holiday season. Downtown businesses offer many specials and the opportunity for shopping, refreshments and hospitality during the festivities. Santa makes his first appearance of the season at the Santa Parade (6pm) that leads to a tree lighting and an opportunity for children to visit with Santa!

November 30th

2019 Antrim Ski Academy Ski Swap

Anrtim Ski Academy will be holding their 25th Annual equipment and clothing sale, Saturday November 30th. The sale itself will be held from 9am to 5pm in the Grand Ballroom in the Lakeview Hotel at Summit Village at Shanty Creek. This sale will feature new and used ski and snowboard equipment and clothing.

November 30th

22nd Annual Holly Berry Arts & Craft Fair

The 22nd Annual Holly Berry Arts & Crafts Fair is an indoor Holiday Art fair with over 100 artists. There is a $2.00 entry fee that includes a ticket to the raffle of items displaying the various artists that are participating. The hours are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit the children where they will be greeted for photos and candy canes.
Horse-Drawn Carriage rides are free for a ride around the area.
The Frankfort Community Tree Lighting, is held at Rotary Park at 7 pm.
Come spend the day at Frankfort to begin the Holiday Season.

November 30th

2019 Harbor Springs Christmas Tree Lighting

Celebrate 104 years of a magical tradition November 30th, in downtown Harbor Springs at the Christmas Tree Lighting. Festivities will begin at 6:30pm. Gather with your friends and neighbors to sing carols, enjoy the lighting of the tree on Main Street and celebrate the winners of the annual window decorating contest.  The public is then invited to attend an ecumenical chili dinner in the Holy Childhood Parish Hall at 150 W Main Street, just adjacent to the tree. 
 At 8:00 p.m., the Lyric Theatre will be showing the classic “Miracle on 34th Street” free of charge!

November 30th

Winter Fantasy Art Show

Established in 2009, by local artists for local artists, the Winter Fantasy Art Show, at the historic Elk Rapids Townhall, offers Northern Michigan artisans an opportunity to showcase their original handcrafted creations without direct competition between artists with similar items, styles or mediums and without any competition from manufactured and/or mass-produced goods. This is not your typical arts & craft show! Artists are selected for their unique work & exceptional craftsmanship. Each booth offers something new. with something special for everyone on your holiday list! Mark your calendars  for November 30th 10am to 4pm, to celebrate Shop Small Saturday with your local artisans at the Winter Fantasy Art Show!

November 30th

Right Brain Brewery’s Holiday Mini Market

Join in on Small Business Saturday, November 30th at Right Brain Brewery’s Holiday Mini Market featuring local talented vendors, live music and cold brew!  Shopping made easy….free admission!!

November 30th

Northport Merchant’s Day and Tree Lighting

November 30th in downtown Northport enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, Victorian carolers, a sing-a-long, and a magical tree lighting to start off the holiday season! And Santa himself is expected to attend, so you won’t want to miss that!

November 30th

Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade

Downtown Petoskey rings in the holiday season with the Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade. The parade winds through Downtown Petoskey with marching bands, floats, walking ensembles, reindeer, horses and of course, the big guy himself – Santa. Bring the kids for that all important conversation with Santa before the parade at Stafford’s Perry Hotel and let the holiday season begin, starting at 6pm November 30th.

December 2nd

Free Community Dinner

Every Monday night come to a FREE community dinner!

Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and is located at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church, in the Fellowship Hall (basement) in Grayling.

This is absolutely free and open to the public!

December 5th

Rogers City Area Civic League’s Annual Christmas Dinner and Auction for Scholarships

Rogers City Area Civic League is having there annual Christmas Dinner and Auction for Scholarships, December 5th  at Up North 23 Restaurant and Lounge in Rogers City. 5 pm open bar and Chinese auction sales, 6pm is dinner, live auction at 7pm. Tickets are $25. PRESALE ONLY. Call Reenee for tickets: 989-734-7457. Deadline for tickets is Novmeber 27th.

December 9th

Free Community Dinner

Every Monday night come to a FREE community dinner!

Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and is located at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church, in the Fellowship Hall (basement) in Grayling.

This is absolutely free and open to the public!

December 14th

FREE Second Saturday

Join the fun this Saturday at FREE (Families Reaching for Educational Excellence) Second Saturday from Noon to 4:00 pm, with FREE ADMISSION for Families to the Raven Hill Discovery Center. Families can explore the hands-on museum and animals indoors and enjoy the outdoor exhibits as weather permits. Bring the whole family or make it a special event for parent and child.

Remember, please no organizations or groups on FREE 2nd Saturdays – it’s a family affair! The Raven Hill Discovery Center is located at 4737 Fuller Rd in East Jordan.

December 16th

Free Community Dinner

Every Monday night come to a FREE community dinner!

Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and is located at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church, in the Fellowship Hall (basement) in Grayling.

This is absolutely free and open to the public!