International Affairs Forum lecture
TRAVERSE CITY — The next International Affairs Forum lecture will take a look at "Challenges Facing sub-Saharan Africa." Dr. Pauline Muchina, a native of Kenya and senior partnership advisor for UNAIDS in Washington, DC., will be the guest speaker.
UNAIDS is the joint United Nations program on HIV/AIDS and seeks universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. Muchina leads its advocacy efforts with civil society organizations. She also is part of its Global Coalition for Women and AIDS initiative and is working toward ending gender-based violence and discrimination against African women.
The Thursday, Oct. 21, program will start with a reception at 5:15 p.m. in the Dennos Museum's Sculpture Court, 1701 E. Front St. Muchina's lecture will start at 6 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium and will be followed by a discussion period.
Individual lecture tickets are $10 each. Admission is free for current educators and students. For tickets or details, call NMC Extended Educational Services, 995-1700.
Scares abound at haunted farm
KINGSLEY — The Haunted Farm Ghost Walk will continue to scare visitors through Oct. 30.
The Halloween attraction will be open from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Autumn Winds Farm, 5010 Pierce Road, four miles east of Kingsley. Visitors are encouraged to come early for affordable hot food and ghost stories.
Tickets are $7 each and a portion of the proceeds benefit Kingsley High School's Project Graduation. For details, call 645-1447 or visit www.autumnwindsfarm.com.
Bear Lake PATS hold bake sale
BEAR LAKE — The Bear Lake PATS (Parents And Teachers for Students) will hold a bake sale on Friday, Oct. 22.
The sale will take place during student lunches, 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Bear Lake School, 7748 Cody St. Proceeds benefit students and teachers at the school.
Scary stories at Peninsula Library
TRAVERSE CITY — The Peninsula Community Library invites children to listen to scary ghost stories ... if they dare.