Northport Omena Calendar

Come discover Northport and Omena events, places to visit, and things to do in Leelanau Township.

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The event calendar is a one-stop place to connect you -- our community of longtime residents, newcomers and visitors -- with all our local events. Find meeting times for Leelanau Township and Northport Village. Get connected with local civic organization and volunteer opportunities in Northport and Omena. It's an all-in-one guide to fun and community connections in these two historic Lake Michigan towns at the north end of Leelanau Peninsula.

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Northport Waterfront Committee
Tuesday, September 17
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Committee to discuss waterfront issues.

Powerful Pastels with Jane Ditri
Wednesday, September 18
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Two day workshop from 10am-1pm on September 18 and 19. 
Beginners to advanced pastel students. 
$150 for members and $175 for non-members. 
We will focus on design and value contrast.

Northport Arts Association Gallery Exhibit
September 18 - September 23, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An exhibit of a variety of members artwork. Paintings, Wood Sculpture, Photography and more.

Infrastructure Committee
Wednesday, September 18
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Discussion for future village plans.

Northport Planning Commission Meeting
September 18 - September 19, 2019
11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Northport Village Planning Commission

Wigglers! Preschool Storytime
Thursday, September 19
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Wigglers! Preschool storytime with Ms. Mary at the library.

Showing of: "Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope"
September 20 - September 21, 2019
11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Michigan Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Initiative indie you to a showing of this award-winning documentary that chronicles how toxic stress wreaks havoc on the brains and bodies of children and the therapists, educators and communities who are using cutting edge science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

Acrylic Painting with Tom Woodruff
Saturday, September 21
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For Three Saturdays in September we will explore basic design and composition, become familiar with materials, and work towards completed paintings of our own designs.  
Students will learn color mixing and application, from washes to impasto, along with brush techniques to develop and express their own particular style.

Northport Arts Association Gallery Exhibit
September 25 - September 30, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An exhibit of a variety of members artwork. Paintings, Wood Sculpture, Photography and more.

Book Discussion Group: The Invention of Wings
Wednesday, September 25
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Book Discussion Group meets at the Leelanau Township Library monthly (September through May) to discuss selected titles. The group is open to the public; it is requested that all members read the selected book before the meeting.

Wigglers! Preschool Storytime
Thursday, September 26
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Wigglers! Preschool storytime with Ms. Mary at the library.

Create a Kumihimo Bracelet with Pam Peplinski
Thursday, September 26
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to create a Japanese eight strand woven bracelet.
Just in time for the holidays.
Tools and supplies are available at the class. Students will receive a Kumihimo Disk and Weight to keep.

Leelanau Township Planning/Zoning Commission
September 26 - September 27, 2019
11:30 pm - 1:00 am

Bi-monthly meeting for planning & zoning matters

Leelanau State Park Trail Clean Up Day
Saturday, September 28
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We will be meeting at the trailhead off Densmore Rd. We are planning to blow leaves, trim trees and remove trees off the trails. All work and safety equipment will be provided. Bring a bag lunch and we will provide water and snacks. Hope to see you there!

Questions, call the park at 231-386-5422. Check our Facebook page for updates.

Interested in being a volunteer? Contact Stef Staley 231-386-7195.

Northport's 7th Annual Leelanau UnCaged Street Festival
September 28 - September 29, 2019
3:00 pm - 2:00 am

75 artists, 35+ musical and dance performances; 17+ food trucks, vendors, and great local restaurants. Water blessing 11:15 am at small pavilion at marina followed by a drum parade to center stage. Kids UnCaged events from noon to 4pm. Annual attendance over 7,000 and it’s FREE!

Interested in being a volunteer? Contact AnnMarie@AnnMarieMitchell.com.

Kids UnCaged
Saturday, September 28
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring your family to Northport's Leelanau UnCaged Street Festival. There are fabulously fun artistic activities for kids from noon to 4 pm--even a mermaid swims in!

Interested in being a volunteer? Contact Jenny Evans ; jevansart@gmail.com.

PAGE TO STAGE
Saturday, September 28
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Northport Performing Arts Center introduces "Page to Stage—Readers Theatre Northport" at Leelanau UnCaged Saturday, September 28th in The Union event center, corner of Nagonaba & Waukazoo Streets (formerly Lelu's). Check out our pilot project at 3 different times with 6 different actors.

Readers theatre is a presentational theatre performance. Actors read from scripts while the audience pictures the action.

It’s like watching a live radio show with lots of fun and lots of laughs!

Friends of the Leelanau Township Library Fall General Meeting
Monday, September 30
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fall general meeting of the Friends of the Leelanau Township Library.

Leelanau Township Parks & Recreation Committee
October 1 - October 2, 2019
11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Monthly meeting of the township Parks & Recreation Committee to hear reports related to township facilities & to make recommendations to the Township Board regarding township facilities.

Public Meeting Regarding Creation of a Metropolitan Authority to Help Finance Sewer Bonds
October 1 - October 2, 2019
11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Public Meeting to present information in regards to the creation of a Metropolitan Authority and tax levy authorization to be presented to the voters of Leelanau Township as a referendum question on the November 5th election ballot. Steven Mann, bond attorney with Miller Canfield, P.L.C., will be present to speak to the matters of law governing the creation & finances of the Metropolitan Authority.

Technology Workshop: Google Drive & Docs with Steve Stanton
Wednesday, October 2
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Attend this workshop, led by Steven Stanton, to learn about Google Drive & Docs. With Google Drive you can store, share and access your files from any device with Internet access. This workshop will give you an overview of Google Drive and will demonstrate how to create text documents using Google Docs.

Northport Village Council Regular Meeting
October 3 - October 4, 2019
11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Regular meeting of the Council to discuss Village business.

Leelanau Township Board
October 8 - October 9, 2019
11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Monthly Township Board Meeting to Conduct Township Business

Wet Felted Wool Flower with Karin Fish
Thursday, October 10
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Make your own felted flower combining wet felting and dry felting techniques, then use your flower for an accent decoration or pin brooch.

Leelanau Township Planning/Zoning Commission
October 10 - October 11, 2019
11:30 pm - 1:00 am

Bi-monthly meeting for planning & zoning matters

Fifteenth Annual Belko Peace Lecture
October 12 - October 13, 2019
11:00 pm - 12:30 am

Dr. Donna Beegle is this year's speaker: "Poverty: What You Can Do" Through stories from her life and work, Dr Beegle will teach us how we can make a difference for children and families living in the crisis of poverty. She will offer strategies we can incorporate into our lives to improve outcomes.

Books, Babes & Booze!: Five Female Authors Invade Northport
Sunday, October 13
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a cocktail reception where you will meet the authors, followed by a panel discussion on books, genres, writing techniques, funny stories and insights on the world of novel writing. Afterwards, the authors will be signing books!

Five Authors writing in genres include Urban Fantasy/Murder Mystery, Historical Romance, Rom/Com, Contemporary Fiction and Contemporary Romance come together for lively discussion.

The Books: https://www.pinterest.com/mimigrace1/books-babes-booze-event-at-willowbrook-mill-101519/

Tickets On Sale Now!

Fox Island Lighthouse Association
Monday, October 14
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Mtg focuses on all things pertaining to caring for the light property and buildings with emphasis on maritime history and Great Lakes education.

Interested in being a volunteer? Contact John McKinney 231-947-1926.

Haunted Lighthouse
October 19 - October 26, 2019
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take a spooky tour through the main floor of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse keeper's dwelling (fit for anyone ages 2 to 99). Enjoy a climb into the tower for a spectacular view of Lake Michigan. For the kiddos, take the outside treasure hunt and play games and do activities. Take a walk to the Fog Signal Building, drive the ROV (remote operated vehicle) and learn about shipwrecks. Come in costume. We have candy, prizes and lots and lots of fun for all.

Interested in being a volunteer? Contact Stef Staley 231-386-7195.

Poverty Simulation Workshop at the Northport Public School, small gym.
Sunday, October 20
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This Workshop is a learning opportunity for everyone that invites deeper understanding into the daily challenges of living in poverty in Leelanau County. The Poverty Simulation Workshop was suggested as a next step for our learning about poverty at the Conversation of Consequence, “INVISIBLE LEELANAU: POVERTY IN PARADISE” on January 13, 2019 at Trinity Church. During that conversation, Ty Wessell informed us: “14.6% of children under age 18 in Leelanau County are living below the poverty level. 38.4% of single parent families in the County are living in poverty. 8.7% (1,893) of the total population is living in poverty.” REGISTER BEFORE OCTOBER 15. You may register with Phil Garrison: filgy@mac.com

Village of Northport Planning Commission Meeting
October 22 - October 23, 2019
11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Village of Northport Planning commission meeting.

Book Discussion Group: The Color of Water
Wednesday, October 23
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Book Discussion Group meets at the Leelanau Township Library monthly (September through May) to discuss selected titles. The group is open to the public; it is requested that all members read the selected book before the meeting.

Leelanau Township Planning/Zoning Commission
October 24 - October 25, 2019
11:30 pm - 1:00 am

Bi-monthly meeting for planning & zoning matters

Northport Village Council Regular Meeting
Friday, November 8
12:00 am - 2:00 am

Regular monthly meeting to discuss Village business.

Fox Island Lighthouse Association
November 11 - November 12, 2019
10:30 pm - 12:00 am

Mtg focuses on all things pertaining to caring for the light property and buildings with emphasis on maritime history and Great Lakes education.

Interested in being a volunteer? Contact John McKinney, Pres. 231-947-1926.

Leelanau Township Board
Wednesday, November 13
12:00 am - 2:00 am

Monthly Township Board Meeting to Conduct Township Business

Northport Village Planning Commission Meeting
Wednesday, November 20
12:00 am - 2:00 am

Village of Northport planning meeting.

Book Discussion Group: The Power
Wednesday, November 20
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Book Discussion Group meets at the Leelanau Township Library monthly (September through May) to discuss selected titles. The group is open to the public; it is requested that all members read the selected book before the meeting.

Leelanau Township Planning/Zoning Commission
Sunday, November 24
12:00 am - 1:30 am

Monthly meeting for planning & zoning matters

Christmas At The Lighthouse
December 1 - December 7, 2019
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy special guided tours of the main floor of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse keeper's quarters. Tours leave every 15 minutes. Visit with our volunteers in period costume. Eat cookies in the kitchen, see a traditional 1920's/1930's Christmas dinner set on the table, talk with the lighthouse keeper in the living room and visit the keeper's bedroom to learn about the babies born at the Lighthouse and other interesting facts. Be sure to climb the tower for a great view of Lake Michigan.

Interested in being a volunteer? Contact Stef Staley 231-386-7195.

Northport Village Council Regular Monthly Meeting
Friday, December 6
12:00 am - 2:00 am

Regular monthly meeting to discuss Village business.

The Nutcracker
Sunday, December 8
12:30 am - 2:30 am

Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre presents the timeless holiday classic with choreography by artistic director Thomas Morrell. Stunning costumes, elaborate sets, and the beloved Tchaikovsky score bring a young girl's Christmas dreams dancing to life. Come and enjoy a memorable experience for all ages, showcasing the versatility and professionalism of this talented young ballet company.

Fox Island Lighthouse Association
December 9 - December 11, 2019
10:30 pm - 12:00 am

Mtg focuses on all things pertaining to caring for the light property and buildings with emphasis on maritime history and Great Lakes education.

Interested in being a volunteer? Contact John McKinney, Pres. 231-947-1926.

Leelanau Township Board
Wednesday, December 11
12:00 am - 2:00 am

Monthly Township Board Meeting to Conduct Township Business

Leelanau Township Planning/Zoning Commission
Saturday, December 14
12:00 am - 1:30 am

Monthly meeting for planning & zoning matters

Christmas Up In Northport
Sunday, December 15
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join The Village Voices and Northport Community Band for their annual Christmas present to the community. Enjoy an afternoon of old favorites and new and let the traditional sing-along that finished the concert send you on your way - after the cookie after glow in the lobby!

Northport School Winter Band/Choral Concert
December 18 - December 19, 2019
10:30 pm - 12:00 am

Northport Public School Students will entertain you with both instrumental and choral music.

Book Discussion Group: Middlesex
Wednesday, January 22
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Book Discussion Group meets at the Leelanau Township Library monthly (September through May) to discuss selected titles. The group is open to the public; it is requested that all members read the selected book before the meeting.

Book Discussion Group: Educated
Wednesday, February 26
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Book Discussion Group meets at the Leelanau Township Library monthly (September through May) to discuss selected titles. The group is open to the public; it is requested that all members read the selected book before the meeting.

Book Discussion Group: Where the Crawdads Sing
Wednesday, March 25
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Book Discussion Group meets at the Leelanau Township Library monthly (September through May) to discuss selected titles. The group is open to the public; it is requested that all members read the selected book before the meeting.

Book Discussion Group: Moonglow
Wednesday, April 22
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Book Discussion Group meets at the Leelanau Township Library monthly (September through May) to discuss selected titles. The group is open to the public; it is requested that all members read the selected book before the meeting.

Book Discussion Group: The Lost City of the Monkey God
Wednesday, May 20
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Book Discussion Group meets at the Leelanau Township Library monthly (September through May) to discuss selected titles. The group is open to the public; it is requested that all members read the selected book before the meeting.

Northport School Spring Band/Choral Concert
May 20 - May 21, 2020
10:30 pm - 12:00 am

Northport Public School Students will entertain you with both instrumental and choral music.

Northport Cars in the Park
Saturday, May 23
2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Leelanau County's Longest Running Auto Show. Held annually the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend at Haserot Park, it attracts a wide variety of cars and is a great family event.

Cinderella
August 1 - August 2, 2020
11:30 pm - 2:00 am

The musical 'Cinderella' with guest director Scott Lily from NYC

If you saw his production of Wizard of Oz 2018 at NPAC, DO plan to see 'Cinderella'!

Performances August 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9.

Auditions will be on or around Memorial Day 2020.

Hope to see you all then!