Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 24, 2013

Community in Brief: 11/24/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Humane Society

TRAVERSE CITY — The Cherryland Humane Society will host its annual Santa Paws/Open house event on Sunday, Dec. 1. This also marks the start of the humane society’s Tree of Lights event, Christmas merchandise sale and Christmas Pet Food Drive.

The Santa Paws/Open House will be hosted from noon-4 p.m. at the shelter, 1750 Ahlberg Road. Visitors can tour the facility, enjoy refreshments and have their pet’s picture taken with Santa Claus for a $10 donation per picture. Guests also can register for free door prizes.

The Tree of Lights event features a Christmas tree with lights in honor or memory of a pet or person. A light will be lit on the tree for each $10 donation. Donations may be sent to the Cherryland Humane Society, 1750 Ahlberg Rd., Traverse City, MI 49696.

The Christmas merchandise sale will feature items for pets and people available to purchase at the shelter, where donations of bagged, canned or boxed pet food, treats, cat litter and washable toys also will be accepted.

For details, call 946-5116.

Holiday classes

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College is offering a variety of holiday culinary and art classes.

Remaining courses include: Glass Fusion for Holiday Gifts, Dec. 3; Wine & Chocolate: The Perfect Pair, Dec. 6; Holiday Cookie Decorating (for adult and child age 9 and older), Dec. 7; Appetizers for the Holidays, Dec. 9; and Cookie Decorating with Royal Icing, Dec. 10.

Class fees range from $49-$95 each. For details, visit To register, call NMC Extended Education, 995-1700.

Jazzy Christmas

TRAVERSE CITY — The Trillium Singers, Sashay, and the Central Christmas Combo will present a program of holiday music on Sunday, Dec. 1.

The “Jazzy Christmas” concert, featuring a cappella vocal and instrumental favorites, will start at 2 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St. A free-will offering will be taken to help support Central’s homeless outreach programs.

Northport holiday

NORTHPORT — The Village of Northport will celebrate the start of the holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 30.

The event will include merchant open houses all day, an Arts and Crafts Bazaar from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to support the Leelanau Children’s Center, food and drink specials at local restaurants, music and caroling at 5:45 p.m. and the lighting of the village tree at 6 p.m.

Art Fair

ONEKAMA — The Portage Lake Holiday Art Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 30.

The fair will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Farr Center on M-22. It will feature local artists and hourly prize drawings. Lunch will be available to purchase from the Glenwood Restaurant.

Craft Market

MCBAIN — McBain PTO will host a Holiday Craft Market on Saturday, Nov. 30.

The event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. will feature more than 150 booths of handcrafted items in both gyms at McBain Public School. Lunch will be available. Admission and parking are free.

Library shows film

TRAVERSE CITY — The Peninsula Community Library will show “Stories We Tell” (PG-13) in relation to the Great Michigan Read selection “Annie’s Ghosts.”

The free film will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the library, 2699 Island View Road. Michigan filmmaker Rich Brauer will lead a discussion following the film. For details, call 223-7700.