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TRAVERSE CITY — The Maritime Heritage Alliance will hold its 27th Annual Boat Auction and Fundraiser on Saturday, June 1 at the Discovery Center - Great Lakes on West Bayshore Dr. Proceeds benefit the Schooner Madeline, Armed Sloop Welcome and the MHA Restoration Shop youth mentoring program. Call 946-2647 or visit maritimeheritagealliance.org.
Family art night
TRAVERSE CITY — Family Art Night is today at Blackbird Arts from 6-8 p.m. The workshop will feature hanging bird baths. Call 421-8085 or visit www.blackbirdartstc.com.
Bass Festival run
MANCELONA — Communities in Schools of Mancelona will host the Bass Festival 5K run/walk beginning at 9 a.m., Sunday, June 2. The race starts and ends at Palmer Park. Call 587-5044 or visit www.active.com/running/mancelona-mi/7th-annual-bass-festival-5k-run-walk-2013.
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails will hold the third annual bicycle swap to benefit the Recycle-A-Bicycle program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at the Old Town Parking Deck. Unsold bikes will be available from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Call 941-4300.
ELK RAPIDS — Elk Rapids initiates a summer of fun with Art Beat of Elk Rapids on Saturday, June 1. Mullaly’s 128 Studio and Gallery, The Blue Heron Gallery, Twisted Fish Gallery and StoneHedge Gallery and Studio will participate in an open house gallery walk from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
EAST JORDAN — The Community Potluck and Program Series continues with a Birder’s Breakfast, featuring Jerry Aydlott, at 8:30 a.m.Saturday, June 1 at the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center. A guided bird hike will be followed by a breakfast potluck. Call 536-0333.
EAST JORDAN — The Northwoods Family Nature Club will plant a variety of seeds, including a sunflower house and bean-pole tipi in the outdoor kid-spaces around the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center. The family friendly event begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 2. Call 536-0333.
KINGSLEY — The Village of Kingsley and the Kingsley Friends of the Library will sponsor the Adams Fly Festival Saturday, June 1, at Brownson Park and the Kingsley Branch Library. Events begin at 1 p.m. and include fly tying and casting demonstrations and lessons, displays of river boats and fly fishing equipment, local art and talks by local historians.