Adult, teen parties
Traverse City — Mt. Holiday will host Halloween parties for adults and teens.
Adults are invited to celebrate Halloween from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26 with live music, prizes and more. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
The first annual Monster Bash Teen Costume Party is from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, with live music, pizza and beverages. Tickets are $12 in advance or $13 at the door.
Tickets for both parties are on sale at Mt. Holiday, Holiday Shopper and Donn Orr Ski Haus.
Traverse City — Brilliant Books, 118 E. Front St., will mark its one-year anniversary with an all-day celebration Saturday, Oct. 27.
During the day, there will be crafts, games, a puppet show and a pinata.
An evening Grand Party will include drinks, goodies, a raffle and party fare provided by the book store's downtown neighbors. Details of future events are posted to facebook/BrilliantBooks and www.Brilliant-Books.net
NMC food drive
Traverse City — Northwestern Michigan College business students are challenging Grand Traverse area businesses and residents to donate healthy, non-perishable food items to help fill the 47 pantries associated with the Northwest Food Coalition.
The student-led "Food For Thought" food drive continues through Nov. 13.
The students invited 30 area businesses to conduct internal food drives. Donations also will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Traverse City Walmart; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4, at Tom's Acme and West Bay food markets; Nov. 1-13 at all Traverse City Family Video locations and at NMC"s main campus buildings, the University Center and the Aero Park Campus.
Raffle tickets for prizes donated by local merchants will be awarded for each donation of five non-perishable items at Walmart and Tom's.