Do the BBQ
The annual Northwestern Michigan College Barbecue will be serving up buffalo burgers, hot dogs and all the fixings Sunday on the main campus from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 995-1020.
The Benzie County Players present “Are You Sure,” a murder mystery, today (in dinner theater) and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mills Community House in Benzonia. Call 882-0591.
Father Fred Foundation’s spring garage sale fundraiser is Saturday in Traverse City from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 947-2055.
Four Paw 5K
The 4th annual Tails to Trails 5K on the Vasa Pathway for dogs and their owners is Saturday at 9 .am. Call 941-4300 or visit traversetrails.org.
Traverse City Roller Derby opens its home season at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center Saturday starting at 6 p.m. Visit tcrollerderby.com.
The Short’s to Short’s Post-Paddle Party will be held Saturday at the Short’s production brewery in Elk Rapids from 4-10 p.m. Call 421-5424.
Books, bags sale
American Association of University Women holds its annual HUGE book sale at the Traverse City History Center today and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4. Visit aauwtc.org.
Newton’s Road, a nonprofit organization committed to increasing access to and appreciation of learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math, presents the Northern Michigan STEaM Film Festival with free screenings of selected movies in Traverse City’s Milliken Auditorium Saturday. In addition, local businesses who rely on a technologically strong workforce will be featured at the Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit nmsteamff.org or call 932-9478.
The Arthritis Foundation will host the Arthritis Walk on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn West Bay in Traverse City. Call (855) 529-2728 or visit www.Arthritis.org/Michigan.
Mr. Chainsaw Pro Wrestling presents Battle Ground 5 on Saturday at The Kaliseum in Kalkaska with nearly two dozen wrestlers. Visit MCPWOnline.com
Grand Medicine Chief of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, Anishnabek Grand Chief Edward Benton-Banai, will be the guest speaker at the Belko Peace Lecture Series Saturday at 3 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ in Northport. Call 386-7067.
For the trees
Artists Cece Chatfield and Lee Cheadle will hold an art exhibit, “For the Trees,” to benefit The Archangel Ancient Tree Archive at the Old Art Building in Leland with an opening reception today from 5 to 9 p.m. and the exhibit continuing Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Peter, Paul & Mary
The Williamsburg Theater presents Peter, Paul and Mary Remembered Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Call 938-2181 or visit www.cateringbykellys.com.