TRAVERSE CITY — Michael Spry, author of “No Santa, No Tooth Fairy, No God: The Need to Challenge Faith in America,” will speak at the next meeting of the Grand Traverse Humanists.
The group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. Spry will share his views of religious dogma and the world of non-theists in America. The program is free and open to the public. Call 392-1215 to learn more.
TRAVERSE CITY — Kathy Hatfield, a pharmacist from The Prescription Shop, will discuss medication management on Tuesday, April 9, at the Village at Bay Ridge.
Programs will be held at 11 a.m. in the East Building and 1 p.m. in the West Building, 3950 Scenic Ridge, off Silver Lake Road. Hatfield will demonstrate The Prescription Shop’s new medication dispensing machines and how to use them to simplify medication needs. The public is invited.
For details, call 932-9455.
TRAVERSE CITY — A dance social will be hosted Friday, April 12, at The Dance Center, 225 E. 14th St.
The evening will start with a lesson from 7:15 to 8 p.m., followed by open dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
INTERLOCHEN — Pianist Alexander Ghindin and the Northwestern Michigan College Grand Traverse Chorale and Chamber Singers will join the Traverse Symphony Orchestra Sunday, April 7, for a concert featuring Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4.
The concert starts at 3 p.m. in Corson Auditorium at Interlochen Center for the Arts on M-137. Also on the program are Borodin’s Overture to “Prince Igor” and Thompson’s “Frostiana.”
Tickets are $20, $32, $40 and $55, plus fees. For details or tickets, call 947-7120 or visit www.traversesymphony.org.
EMPIRE — The Empire Museum will host a series of spring programs at the Empire Township Hall.
All programs start at 7 p.m. Topics are: a new version of “Empire Lumber Co. History” on Friday, April 12; “Dorsey Rescue Steamer” and “Glen Lake’s Rescue...The Rest of the Story” with underwater footage, Friday, April 19; and “The Early Days of the Empire Museum” and “The Voyageurs Visit Empire Beach” on Friday April 26.