LAKE CITY — The next Good Morning Lake City public forum will be held from 7-8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at the Missaukee County EMS Building on First Street. The $2 cost per person includes a light breakfast. There is no charge for first-time visitors. For details, contact Margo Jacobs, 920-9201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Encore Winds will celebrate Christmas with three different concerts, ballet performances, a Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale, and more.
“Sparkle and Wonder” will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Lars Hockstad Auditorium in Central Grade School, 301 Seventh St. A Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held from 2-8 p.m. Performances of the children’s classic “Peter and the Wolf” start at 3 and 8 p.m. narrated by Ron Jolly and featuring Encore Winds and members of the Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre. Tenor Scott Carter will lead a Christmas sing-along and a free Tuba Christmas concert will start at 7 p.m., also at Lars Hockstad Auditorium.
Concert tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for students ages 13 and older and free for children 12 and younger. For tickets, visit www.mynorthtickets.com.
Jingle Bell 5K
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Track Club’s non-competitive Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, Dec. 22.
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Park Place Hotel Dome, 300 E. State St. Registration on the day of the event will be held from 4:30-5:15 p.m. at the Park Place Dome. Registration is $15 until Friday, Dec. 20; $20 the day of the event. Participants also are asked to bring non-perishable food items for the ACTS Food Pantry in Acme.
Entry forms are available at all Running Fit Traverse City locations or at www.tctcjinglebellrun.com.
PETOSKEY — The eighth annual Blissfest Winter Solstice Concert will be held Saturday, Dec. 21.