Plan to attend the annual Zonta Festival of Trees, a Traverse City must-do holiday event, November 20 – 22, 2009, Hagerty Center, 715 East Front Street, Traverse City.

The Zonta Festival of Trees is a main event plus several smaller events all wrapped into one festive fundraiser for the Zonta Club of Traverse City. See fabulous and fanciful decorator Christmas trees, visit the holiday store and the Charles Murphy “Small World” art sale, join in the raffle for prizes and enjoy a host of special events.

The festival and all events take place at the Northwestern Michigan College Great Lakes Campus—Hagerty Center. General admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under (except individually ticketed events below). Tickets for all events and a complete schedule are available at, at, or by calling 800-836-0717.With special thanks to our underwriting sponsors: Carmick Cinemas, Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Center (GTOC), Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Kohl’s, Midwestern Broadcasting and TV 7&4.

Gals, Glam & Glitz,? Friday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.

Join the party at Zonta Club of Traverse City’s 3rd Gals, Glam and Glitz event among the gorgeously decorated Festival of Trees. Shop early for marvelous gifts in the Wreaths and Accessories area while sipping wine by Brys Estates. (Your first glass is included with your ticket price.) At 7:45 p.m. sit and enjoy a Runway Style Hair Show presented by impres Salon. Ticket includes entry into Festival of Trees, your first glass of wine, appetizers, the fantastic show and a chance at door prizes. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. The Hair Show always sells out, so order tickets soon. Tickets for Gals, Glam & Glitz are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Primary Sponsors for Gals, Glam & Glitz are: GTOC and impres Salon. Additional sponsors are: Art for the Soles, Brys Estate Winery, Huntington Bank, Plante Moran, and Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

Breakfast With Santa?, Saturday, November 21?, Two Seatings: 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Join Santa and his Elves for a pancake breakfast on Saturday, November 21, 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. at the Hagerty Center on the Great Lakes Campus. During the event you may browse the decorated holiday trees, wreaths and accessories. Bring your own cameras to photograph your children as they have a private audience with the real Santa Claus. Infants and toddlers are welcome, but please note there will be no highchairs available. Tickets for Breakfast with Santa are $11 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Contributing sponsors for Breakfast with Santa are: Bayshore Resort, Bob Brick RE/MAX Bayshore Properties, Michael and Rhonda Estes, and Jeff Schatzer.

Short Films, Big Message,? Saturday, November 21, 7:00 p.m.

Movie buffs, come see tomorrow’s filmmakers today. Your ticket includes entry into the festival tree gallery. The films begin at 7 p.m., with the winner announced at the evening’s conclusion. Also, these local restaurants are offering special menus for our movie patrons: amical 231-941-8888, Hannah’s 231-946-8207, Red Ginger 231-944-1733.?Ask for Zonta Club Dinner Reservations. Tickets for Short Films, Big Message are $15.

Charles Murphy “Small World” Art Sale, Friday, November 20, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

“Small World” began as a show of miniature artworks by Charles R. Murphy in the early 90’s and continued for a period of 12 years. This is the first time since 2002, when the show was retired, that a special group of small works has been prepared for a show and sale. Murphy is partnering with Zonta Club of Traverse City, donating a share of the proceeds to Zonta’s goals. Your General Admission ticket is required.

Festival of Trees Raffle

Generous supporters have stepped in with remarkable raffle items. Raffle tickets can be purchased at,, or by calling 800-836-0717. For general information call 231-649-7354.Tickets are 1/$5.00, 5/$20.00, 15/$50.00, and 35/$100.

Zonta Club of Traverse City is a non-profit service organization in Northwestern Michigan.

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