Art 'decks the walls'
Traverse City — Artcenter Traverse City's "Deck the Walls-$100 and Under" show will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The show and sale continues through Jan. 25.
The newly-renovated 630 North Mercato, Building 50, at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, will be decorated with Artcenter Traverse City members' artwork. All of the works will be priced $100 or less. North Mercato hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.
Church sells cookies
Traverse City — Trinity Lutheran Church presents its 14th annual Christmas Cookie Sale on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shoppers can pick from more than 25 varieties of cookies. German Christmas Stollen and variety packs of cookies also will be available. Free coffee and sample cookies will be offered to those who arrive prior to 9 a.m.; 941-3487.
Chapter Chicks club
Traverse City — Girls in grades three through five and a special adult are invited to the Monday, Dec. 10, meeting of the Chapter Chicks Book Club.
The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road. There will be a potluck dinner, discussion of Judy Blume's "Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great" and a related craft. There is no charge. For details or to sign up, call the library, 223-7700.
Try art classes
Traverse City — Blackbird Arts, 1485 Barlow St., will offer a week of "Try It For $10" classes from Monday through Saturday, Dec. 10-15.
Day and evening classes are available at various times for children and adults. Offerings include printmaking/mixed media with artist Glenn Wolff, clay and pottery wheel classes with Phil Wilson, songwriting with Seth Bernard and May Erlewine, and more.
Registration is required. For a full schedule or to register, visit www.blackbirdartstc.com. For details, call 421-8085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traverse City — Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency will hold a "Staying Financially Fit" workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at 3963 Three Mile Road. It is part of a series of six workshops on financial fitness. There is no charge and the public is welcome. To register or for details about future workshops, call 947-3780 or (800) 632-7334, or visit www.nmcaa.net.