May
1
12:00 PM12:00

Capt. Peter Nelson Exhibit: A Tale of Sailing Adventures, Shipwrecks, and a Lighthouse

Capt. Peter Nelson has an interesting life story. He sailed all over the world beginning at the age of 9, visiting San Francisco when it was just a small outpost. He brought Mr. Hannah and Mr. Lay on his schooner Venus, to what is now Traverse City. He became the keeper of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse in 1874. A position he held until 1890.

Join us as we pay tribute to this sailor, light keeper, farmer and community member in a new exhibit that opens May 1st.

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Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Rock the Light 5K Run/Walk

The Rock the Light 5K run/walk is back for its third year. This year the GTLM is offering the actual run on Sunday, June 2nd at the Leelanau State Park trailhead. It will be a timed race with prizes for the top three in each category. Registration date to be announced soon. Check the GTLM website for more details: https://www.grandtraverselighthouse.com/

All proceeds will benefit the new Leelanau State Park playground that is due to be installed in September 2019.

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Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Grand Traverse Area Lighthouse Challenge

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum is teaming up with their friends at the Mission Point Lighthouse for the 1st Annual Grand Traverse Area Lighthouse Challenge. The goal: visit both lighthouses on Sunday, August 11th between the hours of 10 AM and 5 PM and receive a prize. Check the GTLM website for more details to come as the event gets closer. https://www.grandtraverselighthouse.com/

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Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum: Lobster Fest

Lobster Fest tickets are now on sale for Saturday, August 17. There are two seatings, 5 PM and 6:30 PM. The cost is $65 for Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum members and $75 for non-members.

Only 200 tickets will be available. For questions, please call the Grand Traverse Lighthouse at (231) 386-7195.

2019 Lobster Fest Form

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Mar
16
3:00 PM15:00

An Irish Afternoon with North Bay Celtic Band

An Irish Afternoon with North Bay Celtic Band (Another “Library Saturday” event).

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 3-4 PM
Location: Village Arts Building at 301 Mill St. in Northport, MI.
Cost: Free

All ages invited. Sponsored by “Friends of the Leelanau Township Library” and the Northport Arts Association. If you are really feeling the St. Paddy’s day spirit, feel free to write a family friendly limerick to share!

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Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Snowshoe Hike at Grand Traverse Lighthouse

Join us Saturday, March 2nd, for a snowshoe hike around the campground and lighthouse area. Meet at the Lighthouse Museum Gift Shop at 10 am. This is a ranger-led hike by the Leelanau State Park staff.

Complimentary hot chocolate and snacks will be provided afterwards in the gift shop. The lighthouse will be open for viewing after the snowshoe hike for $5/person if interested, and the recreation passport is required for entry and to participate in the hike. Plus 25% off storewide, in the gift shop.

The GTLM will have 18 pairs of snowshoes available for use. Call ahead to reserve your snowshoes. The Park number is (231) 386-5422. This is a collaboration between the DNR and the Friends of Leelanau State Park.

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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Leelanau Shipwrecks Program

Leelanau Shipwrecks by GTLM’s Stef Staley! This program will be held at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy (NMC) on Front St. in Traverse City on Thursday, February 21 at 7 PM.

Learn about the 14 shipwrecks from Northport to Cathead Pt. Some have been located and others are still waiting to be discovered.

Suggested donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children. All proceeds benefit the 2019 shipwreck expedition at Northport Public School. For more information, please call (231) 386-7195

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Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

NAA Speaker Series - Bill Muempfer, Photographer

How to Take Better Travel Photos:

  • Getting ready

  • What kind of camera

  • How to take better pictures

  • What to do with them

Bill Muempfer has been a photographer most of his life. He was introduced to photography as a young child by an aunt who was a professional photographer. His favorite subjects are people, nature, and travel photography. Bill and his wife have traveled extensively and have enjoyed many opportunities to experience interesting people and places.

Everyone welcome! Open to the public, no entry fee

https://www.northportartsassociation.org/all-happenings/2019/2/10/speaker-series-bill-muempfer-photographer

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Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Dinner Theatre at Tucker's: "Last of the Red Hot Lovers"

Neil Simon’s classic comedy about the hazards of the sexual revolution brings laughs galore to accompany a delicious meal at Tucker’s of Northport. Tickets $60 and available at the NCAC box office. Please call: 231.386.5001 for tickets and information.

http://northportcac.org/events/the-last-of-the-red-hot-lovers/

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Feb
9
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Theatre at Tucker's: "Last of the Red Hot Lovers"

Neil Simon’s classic comedy about the hazards of the sexual revolution brings laughs galore to accompany a delicious meal at Tucker’s of Northport. Tickets $60 and available at the NCAC box office. Please call: 231.386.5001 for tickets and information.

http://northportcac.org/events/the-last-of-the-red-hot-lovers/

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Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

Library Saturday: The Crane Maiden

Join the Friends of the Leelanau Township Library and the Northport Arts Association for an interactive storytime based on the Japanese folk tale, “The Crane Maiden.”

This program is geared to kids ages preK through elementary school.

For more information, please contact Mary Crowgey at (231) 386-5131.

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Feb
8
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Theatre at Tucker's: "Last of the Red Hot Lovers"

Neil Simon’s classic comedy about the hazards of the sexual revolution brings laughs galore to accompany a delicious meal at Tucker’s of Northport. Tickets $60 and available at the NCAC box office. Please call: 231.386.5001 for tickets and information.

http://northportcac.org/events/the-last-of-the-red-hot-lovers/

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Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

Dinner Theatre at Tucker's: "Last of the Red Hot Lovers"

Neil Simon’s classic comedy about the hazards of the sexual revolution brings laughs galore to accompany a delicious meal at Tucker’s of Northport. Tickets $60 and available at the NCAC box office. Please call: 231.386.5001 for tickets and information.

http://northportcac.org/events/the-last-of-the-red-hot-lovers/

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Feb
1
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Theatre at Tucker's: "Last of the Red Hot Lovers"

Neil Simon’s classic comedy about the hazards of the sexual revolution brings laughs galore to accompany a delicious meal at Tucker’s of Northport. Tickets $60 and available at the NCAC box office. Please call: 231.386.5001 for tickets and information.

http://northportcac.org/events/the-last-of-the-red-hot-lovers/

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Jan
23
1:30 PM13:30

Technology Workshop: Smart911

Matt Ansorge, Leelanau Co. Emergency Services Director, will give an overview of the Smart911 system. This system allows you to provide information that can be life-saving in an emergency. Help first responders help you with Smart911.

Sponsoring Org: The Leelanau Township Library
Cost: Free
Contact the Library at (231) 386-5131 for any questions.
http://www.leelanautownshiplibrary.org

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Jan
5
12:00 PM12:00

Leelanau State Park Winter Sports Trail Open House

  • Woolsey Airport - Densmore Trailhead (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for a community celebration & trailblazing open house as we celebrate the Winter Sports Trail, a 7- mile winter sports trail system at Leelanau State Park. 

The Winter Sports Trail officially opened last December 1st for the 2017/2018 season with a series of 2-3 mile groomed trail loops that offer fun and adventure to fat tire bikers, xc skiers, snowshoers, and winter hikers. The multi-use trail is meant to support a wide variety of activities, and has been developing over time through a volunteer partnership between Bike LeelanauNorthern Michigan Mountain Bike AssociationNorth Shore OutfittersSuttons Bay Bikes, and rangers at Leelanau State Park. 

The Trailblazing Open House is family-friendly and teens and youth are encouraged to come and explore their newest community trail system. This event will feature members from the community talking about proper trail etiquette and use of the trail, free fat tire bike demos from Suttons Bay Bikesthat can be taken out by riders throughout the day, free snowshoes from Friends of Leelanau State Park as well as a guided snowshoe hike, chilli from North Shore Outfitters, and information about Leelanau County biking opportunities from Bike Leelanau. 

The event will be held even if the Winter Sports Trail is not open to fat biking due to a lack of snow. Fat bikes can be demoed on the paved road. While we hope for snow so all trail users can check out the trail, we believe in the importance of teaching proper trail etiquette and see this event as a chance to discuss the Winter Sports Trail etiquette in conjunction with celebrating the additional ~7 miles of trails open to winter users at the Leelanau State Park. 

Attendees can find parking at Leelanau State Park, at the Densmore Road Trailhead, located at the end of Densmore Road, past Woolsey Airport.

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Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

Snowshoe Hike

  • Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Meet at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum Gift Shop on January 5 at 10 am for a snowshoe hike around the campground and lighthouse area. This is a ranger-led hike by the Leelanau State Park staff. Participants should dress in layers and be prepared for the weather. If there is not enough snow we will still hike around the park. 

Complimentary hot chocolate and snacks will be provided afterwards in the gift shop. The lighthouse will be open for viewing after the snowshoe hike for $5 per person if interested and the recreation passport is required for entry and to participate in the snowshoe hike.

We will have 18 pairs of snowshoes available for use. Call ahead to reserve your snowshoes. The Park number is 231-386-5422. This is a collaboration between the DNR and the Friends of Leelanau State Park.

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Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

Winter Solstice Party

The Northport Arts Association presents: The Annual Winter Solstice Party at the Village Arts Building!

With music by the Broom Closet Boys, and refreshments from Tandem Ciders and The Mitten Brewery.

Tickets are $15 and available online at https://www.northportartsassociation.org/all-happenings/2018/12/21/winter-solstice-party or at the door on the day of the event.

Time: 7:30 - 10:30 PM
Date: Friday, December 21, 2018
Location: Village Arts Building, 301 N. Mill St., Northport MI

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Nov
24
5:00 PM17:00

Northport Tree Lighting

Join us for the lighting of the tree in downtown Northport!

Enjoy an evening of holiday cheer in Northport with carolers performed by the Northport Community Band, the lighting of the tree, and a special visit from a special holiday someone (Santa. It’s Santa!).

Location: downtown Northport, MI
Time: Lighting of the tree will happen around 6 PM. No specific time has been announced.

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