SUTTONS BAY — The Friends of Fine Arts at Suttons Bay Schools’ annual Suttons Bay Variety Show starts at 7 p.m. today at the Suttons Bay Schools auditorium on Elm Street.
Performers on the program include the Suttons Bay school jazz band, a scene from the school’s fall play “Fools” by Neil Simon, student instrumentalists, the Grand Traverse Show Chorus and more. Tickets at the door are $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 per family.
Proceeds benefit fine arts programs at Suttons Bay Schools. Call 271-4983 to learn more.
INTERLOCHEN — Traverse Symphony Orchestra musicians and Maestro Kevin Rhodes will create musical fireworks on Sunday.
The performance, back by popular demand, features a fast-paced program of favorite melodies including Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” and others. The concert starts at 3 p.m. in Corson Auditorium at Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Ticket prices start at $20 and are half-price for students and first-time attendees. For details or tickets, call 947-7120 or visit www.traversesymphony.org.
Women’s Winter Tour
SUTTONS BAY — The Women’s Winter Tour, a celebration of chocolate and wine, turns 16 this year.
The “Sweet Sixteen” celebration starts Saturday with a “sweet” shopping day for women hosted by stores in downtown Traverse City and at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons and an evening Sweet Sixteen Dance Party at Little Bohemia with music by the Fresh Fossils.
The main celebration will be held Sunday at Black Star Farms with non-competitive cross country skiing or snowshoeing and a progressive tasting party between three venues each showcasing a unique food and drink experience.
Women are encouraged to carpool and a shuttle will be provided between the Holiday Inn and Black Star Farms, where the event begins and ends.
Registration prices range from $25 to $35 depending on age.
A $10 late registration fee applies between Feb. 1 and 2. For details or to register, visit www.womenswintertour.com.
Registration forms also are available at Brick Wheels in Traverse City or Suttons Bay Bikes in Suttons Bay.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Post Office will accept passport applications by appointment on Saturday.
Appointments are available from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. All applicants will need a completed DS-11 form, birth certificate or naturalization document, driver’s license or accepted identification card, a check for the Department of State and payment for the execution fee and photo. Photos also can be taken at the Post Office. The cost is $15.
The passport fee for adults 16 and older is $110 for routine processing as well as $25 for the execution fee. Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by both parents/legal guardians to apply for a U.S. Passport. The fee for children is $80 plus a $25 execution fee for routine processing. Routine processing takes four to six weeks. Expedited passports typically take two to three weeks and cost an additional $60.
To schedule an appointment, call 946-9617. For details and updated application processing schedules, visit www.travel.state.gov.