TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the commission office, 520 W. Front St. For details or an agenda, call 922-4688.
Join ‘hatted’ groups
TRAVERSE CITY — Three “hatted” women’s groups are accepting new members.
The Black Diamond Lillies, the Red Diva Lunch Bunch and the Kaleidoscope group Aurora Borealis dress up and attend plays, musicals, luncheons and dinners in the area and also travel for conventions and other events. Most members are 60 and older.
For details or if interested in joining a group, call Joan Julin, 360-7698.
Ugly Dress Party
ELK RAPIDS — The fourth annual Ugly Dress Party will be held Saturday, March 2, at the Hacienda.
The event starts at 9 p.m. and is open to adults 21 and older. There is a $5 cover charge at the door and proceeds benefit the Women’s Resource Center. For details, call 313-0211.
MANCELONA — Nate Henricks and Angie Schoenherr, ISLAND musicians in residence, will give a concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Hill House, 1610 Autumn Lane.
Admission is free and the public is invited. For details or reservations, call 622-5252 or email email@example.com.
Musical in Manistee
MANISTEE — The Manistee Civic Players will stage “9 to 5: The Musical.”
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 8-9 and 15-16; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10 and 17, at the Ramsdell Theater, 101 Maple St.
For tickets, call (800) 836-0717 or visit www.manisteecivic players.org. The theater box office phone line, 723-9948, and window open for ticket sales at noon Wednesday, March 6.
FRANKFORT — The Oliver Art Center Gift Shop Committee is looking for artists and artisans who create unique and artful work to include in its new gift shop.
Artists who would like to have their work considered for the gift shop are asked to bring in three to four samples between 10 a.m. and noon Friday, April 12, to the Oliver Center for the Arts, 132 Coast Guard Road, for the Gift Shop jury to review. Items must be tagged with a name, a telephone number, and the artist’s price, which will be 70 percent of the sale price. The average price of items will be about $50. Producers of items accepted by the jury will receive 70% commission on each sale.
Ski Heritage Trail
GLEN ARBOR — The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes is grooming the existing four miles of the Sleeping Bear Heritage from Glen Arbor to the Dune Climb for cross country skiing.
Volunteers generally groom the trail Thursday afternoons, weather permitting, in preparation for the weekend. It is groomed 10-feet wide with a skate skiing lane down the middle and one set of classic cross-country ski tracks on the side. For updates on SBHT grooming, visit the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes facebook page.
Films on Palestine
TRAVERSE CITY — MidEast: JustPeace will host a “From Palestine to Traverse City” film festival Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St.
The festival will screen nine films that offer views of Palestine and its history, culture and geographically dispersed society.
“Five Broken Cameras” will open the festival at 6:30 p.m. Friday, followed at 9 p.m. by a concert featuring Joshua Davis. He will perform songs from his new CD “A Miracle of Birds,” inspired by his travels with On the Ground for the Run Across Palestine.
The festival continues on Saturday at 10 a.m. with “Private Sun” and “Kingdom of Women.” “The War Around Us” will be shown at 1 p.m. “Samir’s Room,” “Sacred Stones” and “The Great Book Robbery” will be screened at the 3 p.m. session and the festival will close with “The Time That Remains” at 6:30 p.m. A closing celebration will follow featuring Palestinian hors d’oeuvres and sweets. The six-minute film “Israel and Palestine, An Animated Introduction” will be shown throughout the festival.
Tickets are $25 for an all-films package; $8 per individual session. Concert tickets are $15 general admission or $20 reserved seating. They are available at Oryana, Higher Grounds Coffee and InsideOut. For a complete festival schedule, visit www.mideastjustpeace.org or on Facebook at MidEastJustPeace.