Manistee area entertainment calendar

This Weekend:

Friday

Little River Band, 9 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

 Saturday

Ludington Arts Center Holiday Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ludington Arts Center, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington

Sparkle in the Park opening ceremony, 6 p.m., Hopkins Park, Bear Lake

Sparkle in the Park, 6-11 p.m., Hopkins Park, Bear Lake

 Sunday

Sparkle in the Park, 5-11 p.m., Hopkins Park, Bear Lake

 Other Upcoming events

Through Jan. 1 — Sparkle in the Park, 5-11 p.m., Hopkins Park, Bear Lake

Nov. 28 — Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., Striketown, U.S. 31 South, Manistee

Nov. 28 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

Nov. 29 — Line dancing, lessons 6:30-7 p.m., dancing 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Nov. 29 — Vogue fundraiser, 6-9 p.m., Glenwood restaurant, 4604 Main St., Onekama

Nov. 30 — Open Mic Night, 8 p.m., Kaleva Tavern, 9289 Walta St., Kaleva

Dec. 1-4 — Victorian Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend, Manistee

Dec. 1 — Victorian Dessert Concert by Manistee Choral Society, 7 p.m., Faith Covenant Church, 475 Eighth St., Manistee

Dec. 1-4 — Comic drama Seascape, Center Stage Theater, West Shore Communty College

Dec. 2-4 — “A Christmas Carol,” Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St., Manistee

Dec. 2-11 — The People Pallet exhibit by the Manistee Art Institute, Ramsdell Theatre

Dec. 3 — Sleighbell Arts & Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Manistee High School

Dec. 4 — Christmas Celebration at the Kaleva Bottle House, noon-4 p.m.

Dec. 4 — Trinity Lutheran Service of Lessons and Carols, 3 p.m., 420 Oak St., Manistee

Dec. 5 — Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., Striketown, U.S. 31 South, Manistee

Dec. 5 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

Dec. 6 — Line dancing, lessons 6:30-7 p.m., dancing 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Dec. 7 — Opera in Cinema, Don Giovanni, La Scala, noon, Carmike Harbor Cinemas, Ludington

Dec. 7 — Open Mic Night, 8 p.m., Kaleva Tavern, 9289 Walta St., Kaleva

Dec. 8 — Wellston Jammers Jam Session, 1-4 p.m., Norman Township Community Center

Dec. 8 — West Shore Healthcare Foundation Glorious Forest tree lighting, 6 p.m., West Shore Medical Center, Manistee

Dec. 9-11 — “A Christmas Carol,” Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St., Manistee

Dec. 9 — WSCC Symphony Orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m., West Shore Community College Center Stage Theater

Dec. 10 — WSCC Jazz Band concert, 7:30 p.m., West Shore Community College Center Stage Theater

Dec. 10 — The Ultimate Doo Wop Yule Pop, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

Dec. 10 — Kaleva Crusaders Relay for Life Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Kaleva Meats, 14468 Wuoksi Avenue, Kaleva

Dec. 11 — WSCC Choir concert, 2 p.m., West Shore Community College Center Stage Theater

Dec. 11 — The Ultimate Doo Wop Yule Pop, 3 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

Dec. 12 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

Dec. 12 — Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., Striketown, U.S. 31 South, Manistee

Dec. 13 — Line dancing, lessons 6:30-7 p.m., dancing 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Dec 14 — Lakeshore Choir Concert, 1 p.m., Century Terrace and Harbor View Apartments, Manistee

Dec. 14 — Open Mic Night, 8 p.m., Kaleva Tavern, 9289 Walta St., Kaleva

Dec. 15 — Ballet in Cinema, The Sleeping Beauty by Royal Ballet, 2:30 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas, Ludington

Dec. 16-18 — The Nutcracker Ballet, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

Dec. 17 — Meet Santa Claus, 1-3 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 14575 Wuoksi Ave., Kaleva

Dec. 17 — WSCC Concert Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., West Shore Community College Center Stage Theater

Dec. 18 — WSCC Collegiates, 2 p.m., West Shore Community College Center Stage Theater

Dec. 19 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

Dec. 19 — Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., Striketown, U.S. 31 South, Manistee

Dec. 20 — Line dancing, lessons 6:30-7 p.m., dancing 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Dec. 21 — Open Mic Night, 8 p.m., Kaleva Tavern, 9289 Walta St., Kaleva

Dec. 21 — Winter Solstice Lighting Ceremony, 4 p.m., Maple Grove Cemetery and Bethany Lutheran Church, Kaleva

Dec. 26 — Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., Striketown, U.S. 31 South, Manistee

Dec. 28 — Open Mic Night, 8 p.m., Kaleva Tavern, 9289 Walta St., Kaleva

Where to go and who to call for area fun and activities

• Paine Aquatic Center at Manistee High School, 525 12th St., Manistee, 723-2547

• Ice Arena and Recreation Center at West Shore Community College, 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville, 845-6211, www.westshore.edu

• Little River Casino Resort, M-22 at U.S. 31, Manistee, (888) 568-2244, www.lrcr.com.

• Manistee County Historical Museum, 425 River St., Manistee, 723-5531

• Manistee National Forest, (231) 723-2211, www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf

• Crystal Mountain Resort, (800) 968-7686, www.crystalmountain.com

• Caberfae Peaks Ski and Golf Resort, (231) 862-3000, caberfaepeaks.com

• Interlochen Center for the Arts, (800) 681-5920, www.interlochen.org

• Northern Michigan Dragway, (231) 362-3439, www.northernmichigandragway.net

• Manistee Civic Players at the Ramsdell Theatre, 723-7188, purchase tickets online at www.ramsdell-theater.org

• Indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness room, Portage Point Inn, 8567 South Portage Point Dr., Onekama, 889-4222

• West Shore Community College, (231) 845-6211, www.westshore.edu

• Arts and Culture Alliance of Manistee County, www.allartsmanistee.com

• Ludington Area Arts Council, www.ludingtonartscouncil.org

• Manistee Art Institute, (231) 723-2682

• Spirit of the Woods Music Association, (231) 477-5381, www.spiritofthewoods.org

• Carmike Harbor Cinema, Ludington, (231) 843-9310

• Marilla Museum and Pioneer Place, 9991 Marilla Rd., Copemish, (231) 378-2123

• Bottle House Museum, 14551 Wuoksi Ave., Kaleva, (231) 362-3519

• Kaleva Depot Railroad Museum, Walta St., Kaleva

 This list is compiled by News Advocate entertainment editor Dave Yarnell. Listing suggestions are appreciated. Contact Yarnell at 398-3111 or dyarnell@pioneergroup.com.

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Posted by Dave Yarnell

Dave was formerly the News Advocate features writer and retired in November 2013.

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