FROM STAFF REPORTS
Traverse City Record-Eagle
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TRAVERSE CITY — AC Paw Dog and Cat Rescue is accepting donations today through Wednesday, June 17-19, for its annual garage sale.
Donations may be dropped off from noon to 7 p.m. at the garage in the alley behind 306 W. 10th St., near Union Street. Clothes must in a good condition and no large appliances or exercise equipment will be accepted. The sale will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 20-22, at 306 W. 10th St.
CADILLAC — Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank will host an open house Tuesday, June 18, at its Cadillac branch.
The open house will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the food bank, 101 Clay Dr. Anyone interested in learning about the problem of hunger in northern Michigan and the ongoing effort to solve it is welcome. For details, visit http://www.feedingamericawestmichigan.org/.
Grass River events
BELLAIRE — Events at Grass River Natural Area include a Solstice Cruise, a program on coyotes and “Art on Thursdays.”
The Solstice Cruise leaves at 6 or 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, from the natural area, 6500 Alden Highway.
The cost is $15 and advance registration is required. Parents should bring life jackets for their children.
Learn how coyotes adapt their behavior for survival in “Wiley Coyote at Grass River.” The program starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22 at Grass River. The fee is $5; advance registration is required.
Participants in “Art on Thursdays” at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at the natural area will create a walking stick. The class fee is $5 and registration is required.
For details or to register for any activity, call 533-8314 or visit www.grassriver.org.
LAKE CITY — Good Morning Lake City will meet Friday, June 21, at the Missaukee County EMS Building on First Street.
The 7 to 8 a.m. public forum will feature from 14 to 16 speakers. The $2 cost includes a light breakfast; free for first-time visitors. For details, call 920-9201 or email email@example.com.
MESICK — Mesick School history is in the spotlight Saturday, June 22, at the Mesick Area Historical Museum, 117 Mesick Ave. Alumni also are invited to an all-school reunion.
The museum will display yearbooks/annuals, historical school information, and photos of the school building in the digital collection from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The all-school reunion will be held in the evening at Mesick High School.
Museum admission is free. For details, visit www.mesickmuseum.com.
TRAVERSE CITY — The East Bay Library will kick off its Summer Reading Club on Saturday, June 22.
Children of all ages are invited to sign up for “Dig Into Reading” starting at 1:30 p.m. at the library, 1989 Three Mile Road. A special filmstrip story, “A Dark, Dark Tale” by Ruth Brown, will be shown at 2:30 p.m. and there also will be stories, snacks and crafts. For details, call 922-2085.
SUTTONS BAY — Traverse City Area Public Schools will sponsor the Summer Food Service Program for children at Suttons Bay Elementary School, 310 Elm St.
The free meal program is for children ages 18 and younger or individuals up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a state or local public educational agency.
Meals provided are breakfast from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a snack from 2:30 to 3 p.m., from June 24 through Aug. 2. No meals will be served Thursday, July 4.
TRAVERSE CITY — Children ages 9 to 13 are invited to summer camp from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 24-28, at Peace Ranch, 2570 Hoosier Valley Road.
Campers will learn about horses, horsemanship and horseback riding in mounted and unmounted activities. For details or to register, go to http://peaceranchtc.com/eventsclassescamps/camps or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birds and bugs
TRAVERSE CITY — Saving Birds Thru Habitat will sponsor a program on Sunday, June 30, in conjunction with the Dennos Museum’s “Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution” exhibit.
Children ages 4 and older with an adult are invited to join the “Birds and Bugs Outdoor Explorers” at 1 p.m. to hunt for birds and the bugs on the main campus of Northwestern Michigan College. Participants should meet in the Dennos Museum Center’s lobby.
The program is free with museum admission, which is $10 for adults, $5 for children and museum members. For reservations, call 995-1029. For details, call 995-1055 or visit www.dennosmuseum.org.
Art for children
GLEN ARBOR — Registration is under way for Glen Arbor Art Association’s series of summer children’s classes.
Classes provide a variety of art experiences for children ages 6 to 15 and range from “Big and Bold Paper Fish” and “Slime Monsters” to “Frog in Monet’s Garden” and “Clay for Kids.” Classes run for six weeks starting July 1 and students may register for one or as many sessions as they want. The GAAA also is offering two family painting classes.
All supplies are provided and students may apply for tuition assistance through the Ben and Ananda Scholarship Fund. For details or registration, call 334-6112, email email@example.com or visit www.glenarborart.org.