Free books for kids at Father Fred sale
Traverse City — The Father Fred Foundation is teaming up with the Bank of Northern Michigan to encourage summer reading by giving preschool and school-age children two free books when they visit the Father Fred Summer Book Sale.
The sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 30, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Grand Traverse Heritage Center, 322 Sixth St.
More than 8,000 titles for readers of all ages, plus CDs and DVDs, will be available.
Proceeds go toward the Foundation's food and financial assistance programs.
To learn more, call 947-2055 or visit www.fatherfred.org.
Strong Tower Radio hosts gospel concert
Cadillac — Strong Tower Radio will host a concert by the Jackpine Pickers.
The group will perform country gospel and bluegrass music at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion on Lake Cadillac. In case of rain, the concert will be at the Cadillac SDA, 801 E. Division.
Admission is free, but an offering will be collected to benefit the ministries of Strong Tower Radio. Listeners should bring their own seating.
Christian musician will give concerts
Empire — Christian musician Marty Miller will give two concerts in the Grand Traverse area.
Miller is a contemporary Christian artist who combines original music with a blend of well-known songs and worship music.
Miller will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Empire United Methodist Church, 10050 Michigan St. An offering will be collected. A potluck dinner will begin at 6 p.m.
Those attending the meal should bring a dish to pass. Tableware and beverage will be provided. For details, call 326-5510 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miller also will give a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church, 16426 Center Road. A donation will be accepted. For details, call 223-4393.