Health clinic benefit
Traverse City — The "Heels on Wheels' fundraiser for the Traverse Health Clinic today, Nov. 29, will focus on personal, financial and automotive health.
The event starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Bill Marsh Buick/GMC dealership. Bill Marsh will donate $10 to the health clinic for brief automotive test drives, which start at 4:30 p.m. A car car clinic starts at 6 p.m. and financial health tips will be available throughout the event. There also will be give-aways and a jewelry raffle, along with free refreshments and beverages.
Proceeds support the dance team of Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick and Jennifer Howard, who represent the Traverse Health Clinic in the SwingShift and the Stars dance competition. For details or registration, call (800) 59-MARSH.
Traverse City — Northwestern Michigan College's Adult Flute Choir and Dr. Deborah Podolka's flute students will perform at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in Milliken Auditorium, 1701 E. Front St. Admission is free and the public is invited. For details, email Podolka, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traverse City — Cog's Creek Gallery will hold an open house Friday, Nov. 30. The gallery also is the site of a Holiday Gift Show that continues through Christmas.
The open house will be hosted from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 124 N. Maple St. The gift show features handcrafted local art. For details, call 620-0458.
Visits with Santa
Acme — Children can whisper their Christmas wishes to Santa and Mrs. Claus from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 and 8; noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15; and 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, in the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa's Gallery of Shops. All children receive free candy canes. Also on Saturday, Dec. 15, the Kingsley High School Jazz Band will perform holiday music from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Lobby.
Traverse City — three authors will sign their books Saturday, Dec. 1, at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St.