TRAVERSE CITY —
Program on the arts in Benzie County
Beulah — Welcoming Wednesday at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church will feature Wes Blizzard.
Blizzard will discuss the arts in Benzie County on Wednesday, July 7, at the church, 8190 Lincoln Road. He also will demonstrate pottery techniques by throwing a pot on his potter's wheel. Children will have the opportunity to work with clay in a special project during the program.
Welcoming Wednesday will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It starts with a picnic supper provided by the church, followed by the program and a short vespers service. The service will be led by the Rev. Pam Pendexter with music by vocalist and guitarist Doug Hansen. For details, call 882-4241 or visit www.benziestandrews.com.
Christian singles invited to potluck
Traverse City — Traverse Area Christian Singles invites area Christian singles 50 and older to join them for a potluck followed by the Cherry Festival fireworks finale.
The group will meet at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at Sunset Park, next to the Holiday Inn West Bay on East Front Street. For details, call 421-1260.
Leland Summer Church is under way
Leland — Leland Community United Methodist Church will host Leland Summer Church starting Sunday, July 4, in addition to its 8:30 a.m. contemporary informal service and 10:55 a.m. traditional worship.
Summer Church meets at 9:30 a.m. at Leland Community UMC, 106 N. Fourth St. Now in its 55th year, each service features a well-known speaker from the Midwest. Dr. Matthew Hook from Dexter United Methodist Church will be the speaker on Sunday, July 4. Pediatrician and author Dr. Margaret Meeker will give the program on July 11.
Summer Church will continue at 9:30 a.m. Sundays through Aug. 29.
For more information, call 256-9161 or visit www.lelandcumc.org.
St. Mary Festival and chicken dinner
Lake Leelanau — St. Mary of Lake Leelanau will host its 86th annual Parish Festival and Chicken Dinner on Sunday, July 11.