HAVE SOMETHING FOR THE BULLETIN BOARD? Send your events to Brooke Trentham at email@example.com or call (231) 352-9659.
BENZIE SHORES DISTRICT LIBRARY “FOOD FOR FINES” Nov. 29 through Dec. 30. Erase your fines and help someone in need. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day you may bring in non-perishable grocery and/or toiletry items to the library and have your fines ERASED.
BENZIE SHORES DISTRICT LIBRARY’S “SHELF ELF Dec. 1 through Dec. 30. Pick up a BSDL Elf Activity calendar and keep track of the Shelf Elf. Each day the Elf will be doing something different at the library! If you make note of at least 15 of his unique activities, a book will be added to the library collection in your honor!
BENZIE SHORES DISTRICT LIBRARY’S “SANTA’S BEARD” – For every book that you read between Dec. 1. and 23, you can add a cotton ball to “Santa’s Beard” on display in the children’s area. Let’s all read, read, read — and make Santa’s beard grow, Grow, GROW!
GROW BENZIE will be hosting a party for the startup of its Incubator Kitchen with a “Share and Learn” party, at 5 p.m., Dec. 2. The party celebrates the growth of locally made food products and businesses. Grow Benzie is located at 5885 M-115, Benzonia. For more information please call Deb Query, (231) 882-5197 or (231) 882-9510.
GREAT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP will meet at 3:30 p.m., Dec. 5, at the Benzie Shores District Library. For the selected reading or for more information please contact the library at (231) 352-4671.
BENZIE COUNTY DEMOCRATS and friends are invited to a free holiday celebration at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6. The potluck dinner will be followed by socializing and live music. Meat and some beverages will be provided, or if preferred, celebrants may bring their own alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages, along with a dish to share. The party is at the Grow Benzie facility, which is on highway M-115 between Benzonia and Frankfort. During the event, donations will be collected for the Benzie County Baby Pantry
FRIDAY FICTION (and non-fiction) at the Benzie Shores District Library, from 1 to 2 p.m., Dec. 6. Come to the library and hear about some fascinating and irresistible titles! For more information please contact the library at (231) 352-4671.
FRIDAY NIGHT “CABIN FEVER” Artist Talks continue with Cherie Correll, Friday at the Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts. The Artist Talks begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and last around an hour. For more information, call (231) 352-4151.
FRANKFORT LIONS is showing a free movie. “The Croods” will be shown at the Garden Theater at 1 p.m., Saturday followed by the arrival of Santa at 2:30 p.m. A donation of perishable foods will go to Benzie Area Christian Neighbors.
BENZIE SHORES DISTRICT LIBRARY Playtime 10 a.m., Dec. 9. Each Monday in December there will be toys and books available for playtime. Contact the library at (231) 352-4671 for more information.
BENZIE SHORES DISTRICT LIBRARY Technology Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon, Dec. 10. Learn how to download ebooks, audiobooks and magazines to your personal device — or learn how to use the digitized newspapers and magazines. For more information please call the library at 9231) 352-4671.
BOOK SHARE GROUP at the Benzie Shores District Library will be held at 1 p.m., Dec. 11. Everyone is invited and encouraged to come and share favorite titles. For more information please contact the library at (231) 352-467
Benzie Community Chorus Christmas concert at 3 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Benzonia Congregational Church.
Benzie Community Chorus Christmas concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 15 at the United Methodist Church in Frankfort.
MANISTEE/BENZIE COMMUNITY COALITION meeting at noon, Dec. 12, in Manistee at the United Methodist Church on 1st Street.
BENZONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY Family-friendly Ornament Workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 14. “Make and take” ornaments, including snowmen and giant snowflakes, will be among the featured items crafted. Hands-on fun for all ages, where you may just drop-in, with no pre-registration. All supplies, along with instruction sheets and light refreshments, will be provided. For more information, please call the library at (231) 882-4111.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT “The First Noel: Born Is The King” will be presented at 4 p.m., Dec. 15 at the Crystal Lake Baptist Church, 2914 Casey Road (corner of Casey Road and M-115) in Frankfort. Come celebrate the season and enjoy the sounds of Christmas at a concert featuring a choir compromised of female voices from three area churches. For more information, call Sharon Gilbert at (231) 352-4953.
A ”FAMILY CHRISTMAS PROGRAM,” will be held at 11 a.m., on Dec. 22 at the Herring Lake Baptist Church, 4433 Scenic Hwy, Frankfort. The adult and children’s choir will be part of the program. The children will present “Jesus Our Friend.” There will be many solos and special readings and Scriptures throughout the program. Open to the public.
THE GATHERING PLACE in Honor is having their Holiday Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 23. James will be serving Ham and treats and treasures for all! Mrs. Claus will be there for folks to get their picture taken. For more information, call Dawn at (231) 525-0601 ext. 201.
FRESH WIND Fresh Start Jail After Care will be from 7 to
8:30 p.m. Fridays. This is a self-directed, but structured group that provides fellowship for men and women who struggle with the sometimes overwhelming challenges of everyday living upon release. A free meal will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Ministry Center (Next to the Cherry Bowl Drive-in) For more information, call (231) 325-0344.
BENZIE FOOD PARTNERS is open the first and third Thursday in Honor for Benzie County residents. Info: (231)325-2936 or (231) 882-4234.
SPREAD THE WARMTH WINTER COAT DRIVE Michigan Shores will collect clean, reusable coats and jackets to be distributed free to children and adults in our community. We are asking for your support by “spreading the warmth” to help benefit the residents in Benzie County.
FARM MARKET from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, at the Lions Club in Frankfort.
PAUL OLIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL’s Lynette Maxey, RD, CDE, or Meghan Raymond, RD, are providing diabetes education classes or individual counseling at noon the second Thursday of each month. Diabetes support groups are from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. Info: (231) 935-3393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BENZIE AREA ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets at 2 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in the REMEC room on the lower level. For more information, please call Nancy at (231) 352-4049 or Jeanette at (231) 352-2208.
VETERAN AFFAIRS OFFICE hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday (except holidays) at the Benzie County Government Center, Beulah. Info: (231) 882-0034. Grand Traverse office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday in Traverse City. Info: (231) 995-6070 or email@example.com.
WEIGHT WATCHERS GROUP meets at 5:30 p.m., Mondays at Best Western, in Beulah. Info: (888) 335-6746.
FREE COFFEE & DONUTS for veterans at 9 a.m., Tuesday at Birdland, SCARWAF Building, 9418 U.S. 31, Honor.