Writers open house
Traverse City — Traverse City Area Public Schools will hold an open house and student readings for its Front Street Writers Program, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the writing studio, 123 W. Front Street. Community members, students, staff, and families are invited to join Front Street Writers student readers for spoken word poetry, fiction excerpts, conversation and refreshments.
For details, contact Kerrey Woughter, 933-3643 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Rock the Rock'
Kingsley — Junior high and high school students are invited to "Rock" The Rock of Kingsley Youth Center on Saturday, Jan. 26.
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Rock of Kingsley, 115 E. Blair St. AlltheMore and Artisan Ocean will give a free concert and there will be games, prizes and a dance party. For details, call 263-7000 or visit http://www.therockofkingsley.com.
ACT test prep class
Traverse City — Northwestern Michigan College will offer two options of an ACT Test preparation course.
The classes are designed to help familiarize students with the test, provide practice, build confidence and reduce test anxiety.
One option will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. five Tuesdays from Jan. 29 to Feb. 26, in room 101 at NMC's Great Lakes Campus, 715 E. Front St. The cost is $265.
A four-week option will be offered starting Tuesday, Feb. 5. This course skips the diagnostic exam, which takes place the first day of the Jan. 29 class. The cost is $235
For best results, it is recommended that either class be taken several months before taking the exam. Visit www.nmc.edu/ees or call 995-1700 for details or to enroll.
'Unite' youth event
Williamsburg — Traverse Area Youth Ministries will host an area-wide event with musicians AlltheMore and speaker Chris Emery.
The event will be hosted from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at New Hope Community Church, 5100 Bethesda Ct. Admission is free.