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December-January calendar of events

TRAVERSE CITY — The following is a calendar of Northwestern Michigan College events open to the public for the next two months. Free events are noted as such. For information on specific events, call the listed phone number. All phone numbers are area code 231 unless noted. Detailed news releases on most events will be available at approximately two weeks before the event. Event details may also be posted on NMC's Facebook page or Twitter account (nmc_tc).

For news releases on events at the Dennos Museum Center and Milliken Auditorium, visit, and find them on Facebook and Twitter.


Lunch at Lobdell’s
Through Dec. 11. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Lobdell’s Teaching Restaurant on NMC’s Great Lakes campus. 995-3120

Dennos Museum Center Exhibitions

Through December 29, 2019:
Carole Harris: Art Quilts
Carole Harris is a professional interior designer and fiber artist from Detroit. She creates rhythmically constructed, non-traditional tapestries.

Explorations in Wood: Selections from The Center for Art in Wood
These works stem from a love of wood and display a rich variety of wood type and processes, including wood-turned vessels as well as more sculptural forms.

Opening January 19, 2020:
40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
In this powerful exhibit featuring the photography of Howard G. Buffett, 40 photographs document the world hunger crisis as part of a global awareness campaign.

Pulped Under Pressure
With traditional hand papermaking at its core, this exhibition underscores important contemporary issues steeped in history and craft.

Ergo Sum: A Crow a Day
For 365 days, artist Karen Bondarchuk produced a crow a day to mark the passing time that her mother - diagnosed with dementia in 2010 - no longer could.


Tuesday, Dec. 3 “To Be Seen and Heard" disability awareness event sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa. 3 - 6 p.m., second floor, Osterlin Building
Thursday, Dec. 5 The Art of: Pairing Cheese & Art, 6:30 pm. Featuring cheese from the Cheese Lady. Tickets $10 for members, $15 for non-members, available at Brown Paper Tickets. 995-1029
Friday, Dec. 6 Public Viewing Night, 9-11 p.m., Rogers Observatory. $2/person; $5/family, 995-2300
Saturday, Dec. 7 Girls in Audio Tech. Open to 7th-12th grade girls to explore careers in Audio Technology (Live Sound, Studio Recording, Digital Audio) 10 a.m.-2 p.m., NMC University Center. Lunch provided. Free. Visit or to register
Saturday, Dec. 7 Great Lakes Maritime Academy 50th anniversary celebration. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hagerty Center. Tickets $50/person,
Saturday, Dec. 7 NMC Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz Ensemble present the Winter Jazz Ensemble Showcase. 7:30 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. Tickets $13 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and available at and at the door. (800) 836-0717.
Tuesday, Dec. 10 NMC Concert Band presents Winter Wonderland. 7:30 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. Tickets $13 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and available at and at the door. (800) 836-0717.
Friday Dec. 13 Coffee with veterans. Complimentary coffee and conversation for any veteran in the community. 8-9:30 a.m., Lobdell’s Teaching Restaurant.
Sunday, Dec. 15 Third Sunday Art Project, 1 - 4 pm, make-and-take art project with museum docents. Included with general admission. 995-1029
Monday, Dec. 16 Board of Trustees regular meeting, 5:30 p.m., Hagerty Center, 995-1010
Friday, Dec. 27 Learn to play the game of Cricket at Holiday Cricket Camp for Ages 8-14, 9 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Physical Education Bldg. Gym, $39 per student, 995-1700.

January 2020

Friday, Jan. 3 Public Viewing Night, 9-11 p.m., Rogers Observatory. $2/person; $5/family, 995-2300
Thursday, Jan. 16 Indie Lens Pop-Up free film screening, 7 pm, Eating Up Easter, Milliken Auditorium. Free to the public, 995-1029
Monday, Jan. 20 Reservations open for spring semester lunches at Lobdell’s Teaching Restaurant. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 5-April 28. (231) 995-3120
Monday, Jan. 27 Board of Trustees regular meeting, 5:30 p.m., Hagerty Center, 995-1010


Release date: NOVEMBER 27, 2019

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
(231) 995-1019


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