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Glen Arbor – Holiday Marketplace – November 25, 2017

Shop an amazing breadth of handcrafted, locally made goods from 25+ Artisans during the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace. Also featuring Holiday Greenery for sale!!!

Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus from 11am – 1:30pm! 

They will be at the Glen Arbor Holiday Market with some little toys and goodies!

Bring the kids and your camera for some great fun and photo opportunities.


Saturday, November 25th, 2017 | 10am – 4pm
in the Glen Arbor Township Hall


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Winter Songs & Carols Concert – December 8, 2017

Winter Songs & Carols Concert
The Manitou Winds presents its annual “Winter Songs & Carols” concert at the Leelanau School dining hall. This performance is sponsored by the Glen Arbor Art Association’s Manitou Music Festival. The concert is free. Reservations are not required. A goodwill offering will be taken, proceeds from which will be directed to the Leelanau School arts program and future Manitou Winds recording projects.

This year’s program features songs of Advent, Winter Solstice, and Christmas intertwined with readings of poetry and prose. Manitou Winds is comprised of five musicians playing 12 different instruments to create a collage of music textures and styles. Joining the Manitou Winds are guest vocalists Christy Burich and Emily Curtin Culler.

More than a concert filled with holiday-themed music, “Winter Songs & Carols” explores a holiday season enriched by many traditions. This year, the group hopes to bring comfort and joy to those who may be having trouble feeling jolly this holiday season with songs and music that focuses on “how winter can be the gateway to a time of healing, peace, and renewal,” said Manitou Winds Founder Jason McKinney.

For more information about the “Winter Songs & Carols” concert, please contact the Glen Arbor Art Association at 231/334-6112.

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The Homestead – Feast of Seven Fishes – December 23, 2016

Celebrated around the world on Christmas Eve, the Feast of Seven Fishes is known as La Vigilia, Italian for “The Vigil” in wait of the midnight Christmas birth.

A Southern Italian tradition, the menu consists of fish and pasta with a fasting from meat for the Roman Catholic holiday.

The numerology represents the seven sacraments and seven days of creation.

Chef Piombo offers his interpretation of this celebrated meal albeit one week early, putting history and tradition together on one table with his favorite seven fishes.

Advance reservations required.


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Sleeping Bear Dunes – Holiday Hike and Snowshoe Hikes – December 28 and Saturdays, January 9 – March 5, 2016

Park rangers say “Let it snow!” so you can explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) on snowshoes this winter! On December 28, there will be a holiday hike (snowshoe hike; weather permitting) at 1:00 p.m. Meet at the National Lakeshore’s Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire. Reservations are required.

The first hike of the regular season will be on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Then, snowshoe hikes will be offered every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. through March 5, 2016. Meet at the National Lakeshore’s Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire. If you don’t have your own, snowshoes will be loaned at no charge. Participants need only purchase the park entrance pass or have an annual pass to join in the fun. Reservations are required whether you need to borrow snowshoes or have your own. Park ranger-led snowshoe hikes have a limit on the number of participants. Please call 231-326-4700, extension 5010, for details and to make reservations. If you make a reservation, but then need to cancel, please call and let us know so we can contact visitors on our waiting list.

Snowshoe hikes are fun for all ages. Inside the visitor center, park rRangers will first provide basic snowshoeing instructions and then everyone will travel by car to the trailhead or area of the National Lakeshore pre-selected for that day. Once there, the park ranger will help participants learn about the park’s unique features and winter’s effect on them by exploring and discovering clues on site. Be prepared and plan to be outside until about 3:00 p.m. Dress in layers and wear waterproof boots to be most comfortable.

Not only is snowshoeing easy, fun, and good exercise, it is also an activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. The park ranger-led hikes are mildly strenuous, yet they proceed at a leisurely pace for only one and a half miles at the most. The National Lakeshore is excited to offer programs such as the snowshoe hikes as a way to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS) in 2016. The goal of the NPS Centennial is to connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.

Contact Phone Number: 231-326-4700 extension 5010


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