Traverse City — Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St., will host its annual Messiah Sing on Sunday, December 2 at 4 p.m.
This year's performance will be accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra directed by Byron Hanson and special guests the Grand Traverse Chorale and Chamber Singers from Northwestern Michigan College.
The public is invited to join the performance and rehearsal will start at 2:45 p.m.
Participants may bring their own score or scores will be provided at the door.
There is no charge for participation or admission, however a free-will offering will be collected to help cover expenses.
For details, visit www.tccentralumc.org/christmas or call 946-5191.
Chum's Corner — Menards home improvement store is serving as a toy drive drop-off site. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off through mid-December at the store, 4155 U.S. 31 South.
Photos on exhibit
Traverse City — The public is invited to meet some of the people experiencing homelessness in the Traverse City area through photos and interviews in "The Other Traverse City Part 2."
The exhibit, featuring the work of Alan Newton, will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St., where the exhibit may be viewed through December.
Leelanau County — The Leelanau Community Choir will present a variety of seasonal songs and carols at their annual Christmas concert series.
The choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Leland's Immanuel Lutheran Church, 303 E. Pearl St. Performances on Sunday, Dec. 2, are at 3 p.m. at Suttons Bay Congregational Church, 218 Madison, and 7 p.m. in Glen Arbor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 6012 Lake St.
Admission is free; donations are welcome. For details, call 271-6091 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The gift of art
East Jordan — The Jordan River Arts Council's 12th Members Holiday Art for Sale is under way and continues through Friday, Dec. 21.