TRAVERSE CITY — Miriam Pico and her band will give a concert today to benefit Family Partnership Mentoring Grand Traverse.
The performance starts at 7 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 13 and younger. They may be purchased at Central United Methodist Church, The Presbyterian Church, 701 Westminster; St. Francis Catholic Church on South Union Street; and at the door. To learn more, call 421-8411.
New gallery opens
TRAVERSE CITY — The Bower Clock Company will hold a grand opening today.
The event will be hosted from 5-9 p.m. at the new gallery, 9931 N. Long Lake Road, across from Wheelock & Sons Welding. Parking is available at Wheelock & Sons. For details, visit www.bowerclocks.com.
Lions Club breakfast
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Lions Club is celebrating 70 years of service and will host a breakfast on Saturday.
The meal will be served from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #35, 1231 Hastings St., with music from 9-11 a.m. by Elliott and Brandon Tyson. The meal is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-9, and free for children 4 and younger. For details, call 275-6199 or 943-0804.
TRAVERSE CITY — Pat McCabe, Woman Stands Shining, a member of the Dine (Navajo) Nation from Taos, N.M., will kick off Native American Heritage Month with a program on “The Science of Right Relations and Sustainability” today.
McCabe will discuss sustainability from an indigenous science perspective at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building auditorium on Northwestern Michigan College’s main campus. Tickets are $10 in advance at Oryana Natural Foods Market; $15 at the door.
TRAVERSE CITY — Comedian Paula Poundstone will take the stage at 8 p.m. today at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St. Tickets are $33 each and available by calling 941-8082 or at www.cityoperahouse.org.
Delbert Michel art
TRAVERSE CITY — Gallery Fifty at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons will host an exhibit showcasing 50 years of Delbert Michel’s art.
The exhibit opens with an artist reception and book signing of Michel’s book “Five Decades: A Life in Art” from 6-8 p.m. today in Rinaldo Hall, adjacent to Gallery Fifty. “Glancing Back, Looking Forward: Work by Delbert Michel” will be on display through December. For a show preview go to https://galleryfifty.com/event/glancing-back-looking-forward-paintings-assemblages-by-delbert-michel/.
TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan Writers will sponsor the launch of the Summer/Fall 2013 issue of the Dunes Review at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Brilliant Books, 118 E. Front St. Journal contributors will read and refreshments will be served.