Band blood drive
TRAVERSE CITY — A Michigan Blood blood drive today, Aug. 16, will help fund Central High School Marching Band’s trip to Orlando, Fla., in March.
The drive will be held from 3 to 7:30 p.m. in Central High School’s small gym. Donors should enter off Eastern Avenue. The band will receive $10 for every person who donates, with band members who bring in donors receiving $5 and the band receiving $5.
Festival on Bay
PETOSKEY — Petoskey will host its 11th annual Festival on the Bay today and Saturday, Aug. 16-17.
Activities take place along the bay front from the Arboretum and the Little Traverse Wheelway to Festival Place and the Bear River. There will be music in the entertainment tent, activities for kids in the children’s area and more.
Festival buttons are $5 and include weekend-long admission to the entertainment tent and the children’s area. Admission without a button is $2 per day to the Children’s Area and $5 per day to the entertainment tent.
For details or a complete schedule, visit http://www.petoskeyfestival.com.
Bike-In TC film
TRAVERSE CITY — Bike-In TC invites the community to pedal their way to the Village at Grand Traverse Commons for a screening of the 1994 comedy “Dumb and Dumber” starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
The film will be shown at approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, on the lawn in front of Building 50. Bicyclists are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for seating. An FM radio is recommended for audio. Admission is free, but donations to support this and future films are appreciated.
For details, visit www.facebook.com/bikeintc or email email@example.com.
FIFE LAKE — The Walton Junction Sportsman’s Club will serve breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the club, 11207 E. County Line Road. The cost is $7 for adults, $2.50 for ages 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and younger.
GLEN ARBOR — Riverfront Pizza and Specialties will host a “Slice of the Good Life” fundraiser for AC Paw.
The free event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Riverfront Pizza, 6281 Western Ave. There will be an arts and crafts fair, a Chinese raffle, face painting for children and AC Paw will have puppies, dogs and kittens on hand who are looking for new homes.
The fundraiser will close with a raffle drawing at 4 p.m. for a painting by Michigan artist Thomas LeGault. Raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $25.
TRAVERSE CITY — School-age children are invited to explore the science of sports at Mad Science Monday, Aug. 19, at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum.
Hands-on activities focusing on the science involved in various athletic pastimes will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the museum, 13240 S. West Bay Shore Dr., and are included in museum admission. For details, call 932-4526, ext. 16, or visit www.greatlakeskids.org.
Book club lunch
TRAVERSE CITY — Paid reservations are due Thursday, Aug. 22, for the next luncheon meeting and program of the Village at Bay Ridge Book Club.
Katrina Head, author of “The Gifted Choice,” will speak at the 12:30 p.m. book club luncheon on Monday, Aug. 26 in the West Building dining room, 3950 Scenic Ridge. The cost for lunch and the program is $6. For details or reservations, call 932-9455.
RAPID CITY — Abate of Michigan Region 3 will present “Thunder Valley Weekend” Friday through Sunday, Aug. 23-25.
Abate of Michigan is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the overall rights of and promoting the safe operating practices of all Michigan motorcyclists.
The gates open at 4 p.m. Friday at a location on Dundas Road off Valley Road. Weekend admission is $15 per person; $25 per couple. Free rustic camping is available. There will be live entertainment Friday and Saturday and Bike Games on Saturday. The event is open to anyone 21 and older. For details, call 350-1622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rock ‘n’ Rides
BUCKLEY — Tickets are available for Zuni Worldwide Entertainment and NM3 magazine’s Rock ‘n’ Rides Car Show.
The car, truck and motorcycle show will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Southside Festival Grounds, 620 W. Wexford Ave. The gates open at 8 a.m. and judging starts at 2 p.m., followed by an after-party with live entertainment. The registration fee is $20. Spectator admission is free. For details or to register a vehicle, visit www.rocknridesfestival.com.