TRAVERSE CITY — The Community Meals Program is looking for donations of time, food and money for its 24th annual Community Christmas Dinner.
The meal will be served from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1003 S. Maple St. Meals will be delivered starting at 11:15 a.m. For details, transportation, to volunteer, make a donation, arrange for meal delivery or to share the names of shut-ins and those who will be alone on the holiday, call Gwen Stokes, 409-2894.
TRAVERSE CITY — Blackbird Arts, 1485 Barlow St., is offering a series of holiday-themed events and classes.
The schedule includes “Big Feet-Little Fleet Dance and Dine,” Dec. 5; “Family Art Night: Clay Gingerbread Houses,” Dec. 6; “Handmade Holidays for Adults,” Dec. 7; a “Handmade Holidays Art Camp,” Dec. 7; a family concert with Seth Bernard and May Erlewine, Dec. 8; and a “Metal Ornament Workshop,” Dec. 9.
For details, times, pricing and to register, call 421-8085 or visit www.blackbirdartstc.com.
Sparkle in the Park
BEAR LAKE — Bear Lake’s holiday lighting display features more than 50 sites this Christmas season.
Visitors are welcome to view the displays from 5-10 p.m. nightly through Wednesday, Jan. 1. There is no charge, however a box for donations is located near Toyland Bear Lake. The entrance to Sparkle in the Park is off U.S. 31 directly across from the village Christmas tree.
EAST JORDAN — The East Jordan Lions Club’s Christmas Village will be open to visitors from Thursday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Jan. 5.
Lighted holiday displays may be viewed at East Jordan Tourist Park, where children may visit with Santa Claus from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Log Building. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. For details, call 582-2770.
Holiday open house
KINGSLEY — The Kingsley Friends of the Library will host a Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 5.
Activities from 3-6 p.m. include live music, crafts and refreshments at the library, 213 S. Brownson Ave. For details, call 263-5484 or visit www.tadl.org/kingsley.
FRANKFORT — The Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts will host a program by artist Cherie Correll as part of its “Cabin Fever” Artist Talks.
Correll used tire prints, tar, natural black walnut dye and a variety of water media to create paintings depicting the seasons for her most recent series. She will discuss her work at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the arts center, 132 Coast Guard Road. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For details, visit www.oliverartcenterfrankfort.org.
TUSTIN — Center Lake Bible Camp will present its annual “Follow the Star” live nativity as a gift to the community.
The outdoor event will be hosted from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6-8, at the camp, 15204 20 Mile Road. Programs last about 30 minutes and start on the quarter hour. Wagon rides will be available for those unable to walk. There also will be a free meal, children’s crafts and family portraits. Donations are appreciated. To learn more or for directions, call 829-3441 or visit www.centerlake.org.
Wineries give back
TRAVERSE CITY — The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (WOMP) will give back to the community through its Day of Giving on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Each of the seven wineries has selected a charity to support. Selected charities receive 15 percent of the winery’s gross sales made during tasting room hours or when purchased online at participating winery websites. For details and links to each WOMP winery, visit www.wineriesofoldmission.com.
LEELANAU COUNTY — The Leelanau Community Choir, directed by Jonah Powell, will present a holiday concert series titled “The Magical Songs of Christmas.”
The choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 303 E. Pearl St., Leland; and on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at Suttons Bay Congregational Church, 218 Madison, and at 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 6012 Lake St., Glen Arbor. Admission is free, however donations are welcome. For details, call 271-6091 or email email@example.com.
‘Tail Feather’ show
TRAVERSE CITY — More than 45 local artists will participate in the Tail Feather Design Shop & Sip craft show on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The show will be held from 4-9 p.m. at the ECCO event space, 121 E. Front St. Shoppers also can enjoy wine, chocolate and a reader from Higher Self Book Store. Admission is free.
Art and craft fair
BENZONIA — A Holiday Art & Craft Fair will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Ave.
The fair will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and features a quilt raffle. Admission is free; quilt raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Proceeds support the Mills renovation project. Call 882-0591 to learn more.
GLEN ARBOR — The Glen Arbor Art Association is accepting applications for artist residencies for 2014.
Residencies are considered in writing, visual arts, photography, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics, music, philosophy and creative research. They are normally two weeks in duration. An online prospectus and application are available at www.glenarborart.org.
The application deadline is Feb. 15 for the 2014 season, which begins in May and continues to mid-October. Call 334-6112.