FROM STAFF REPORTS
Railroad buffs meet
Traverse City — The Railroad Historical Society of Northwest Michigan will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth Street. Member Brian Leiteritz will give a program on "Dome Car Magic" (2006) and "Streamliners of Yesteryear" (1937). The public is welcome.
Festival of Trees
Traverse City — Zonta Club of Traverse City will host the Festival of Trees Nov. 7 through 11 at the Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St.
The festival features professionally decorated trees and school trees, visits with Santa Claus, a sale of wreaths and accessories, family photo areas, entertainment, raffles, craft and cooking demonstrations and refreshments. There also are a number of ticketed special events.
General admission times are 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, with Santa's Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $4 for students and free for ages 4 and younger. A new family package is available with additional tickets for any age $2 each after the purchase of three full-price tickets.
Special ticketed events include a Wednesday, Nov. 7, fashion show and luncheon, $40; a Veteran's Reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, $12.50 per person, free for veterans; a Storybook Lunch at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, $24 per person; and a Dolly & Me Tea Party 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, $24 per person.
For a complete schedule, visit www.zontatc.org. For special event tickets, visit www.treatickets.com or call (800) 836-0717.
Traverse City — KidzArt on East State Street will host its first ever "Black Friday Arts Camp" on Friday, Nov. 23.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., children ages 5 to 15 will be able to make up to 10 different art projects that will be gift-wrapped and ready for holiday giving. Registration is $99 per student and will close at 24 children. To register, email email@example.com.
Gaylord — The 54th Holiday House Bazaar and Luncheon will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the First United Methodist Church, 215 S. Center. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For details, visit www.fumcgaylord.org.
Holiday Gift Fair
Bellaire — The Bellaire Chamber of Commerce will host its 30th annual Holiday Gift Fair Saturday, Nov. 3.
More than 40 crafters and artisans will show and sell their creations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bellaire High School Commons area, 204 W. Forest Home Ave. There also will be a bake sale, raffles and food provided by the Bellaire football program.
For details, call 533-6023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frankfort — The Frankfort Farmers Market has moved indoors until spring.
Market hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, except Nov. 10, at the Frankfort Lions Club building on Main Street.
Benzonia — The interactive murder mystery "Murder at Gooseneck Lake," originally scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Benzonia Public Library has been postponed until spring 2013. For details, call 882-4674 or 383-5204.
Personal care drive
Traverse City — Personal care items will be accepted from Monday through Friday, Nov. 5-9, at Tendercare-Birchwood, 2950 LaFranier Road, Tendercare Traverse City, 2585 LaFranier Road, and Tendercare of Leelanau, 124 W. Fourth St., Suttons Bay. Collected items will be given to the Father Fred Foundation for distribution to those in need. For details, call Ann McMann, 866-0481.
Music at Sleder's
Traverse City — The musical duo Mandolin Orange will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, as part of Sleder's Family Tavern's "On the Porch" concert series.
Tickets are $15 in advance at Sleder's, Brilliant Books, Oryana Natural Foods Market or by calling 947-9213. Tickets are $20 at the door.