Special Events

The Senior Center Network is involved in many special/community events throughout the county.  We are able to participate in these special events, thanks to the help of countless volunteers.  If you would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer, please see our volunteers page.  
Assisted Living Home Tours
  • Offered Spring and Fall 
  • Free
When its time for seniors to move out of their homes, learn about the choices available in our area. Full day of touring 3-5 local assisted living establishments, led by a senior housing specialist who knows the properties and can address all your questions about senior housing. The Senior Housing checklist is distributed, giving you a tool to use when comparing different housing options. Bus transportation, snacks along the way; no lunch. Family members are welcome to join along with you. Advance registration required, only 24 seats available. 
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Beauties by the Bay Car Cruise
  • June
  • 4 p.m.
Have a beauty you’d like to show off? Bring it to the 1st annual car cruise! Awards are given for best of show.  This family friendly event will have snacks available and live music provided by the Front Street Jazz Band.  Everyone is welcome to come and check out these classic beauties by the bay! 
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Cherry Festival Activities
  • Every July
Senior events during Traverse City's annual Cherry Festival. Call the Senior Center Network for more details or visit the Cherry Festival's website.
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Flea Market


  • Every September
  • Open to the public
Check out all of the vendors selling antiques and crafts! Get a great bargain on some 2nd hand items! 

Interested in being a vendor? You must be a current member of the Senior Center Network and fill out a Vendor Registration Form (PDF). Space is limited. 
Michigan Steelhead & Salmon Fishermen's Association
  • 1st Wednesday Monthly
  • 7-9 p.m.
The Michigan Steelhead and Salmon Fishermen's Association (MSSDA) was organized in 1967 by a handful of individuals who knew that Michigan's newly formed trout and salmon fishery was something worth working to protect. They were a small group who wanted not only to protect their fishery, but learn how to catch their elusive prey and tell fishing stories.

Traverse City Chapter
MSSFA Chapters have membership meetings with guest speakers to learn all the aspects of sport fishing. MSSFA Chapters also sponsor fishing clinics, seminars, sport-fishing shows, derbies and tournaments. A Traverse City Chapter has recently formed and meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center in Traverse City. Senior Center Members are welcome to attend these meetings. 

With a common goal, and a close working partner with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). MSSFA helps to enhance the resource and sport fishing in our rivers, streams, inland lakes and of course the Great Lakes.

For more information, visit the Michigan Steelheader website.
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Twin Lakes Fitness Programming


A partnership between Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation and Crystal Bindi Studios at Twin Lakes Park

Crystal Bindi Dance Studio began with the goal of facilitating positive transformation, both physical and personal, through the freeing art of dance. This fun and adventurous dance community is about gaining wellness from the inside out. Now through a new partnership with Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation, at the Gilbert Lodge at Twin Lakes, we offer a new and fun way to come play in your parks today. Listen to the rhythms of live drums or just the peaceful sounds of the lake as you relax and enjoy. No prior dance or fitness experience necessary; any age, size, fitness level welcome. Special pricing for Senior Center members.

Click here to see the 2016 Fall Schedule and pricing.

Check out the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (mParks) about the renovation story in their latest industry magazine! http://en.calameo.com/read/00246880115875473f7f3



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