Pumpkin pie contest
EAST JORDAN — A pumpkin pie contest is part of the Saturday East Jordan Pumpkin Festival.
Registration and pie drop off is from 2-2:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, with judging from 2:30-2:45 p.m.
Winners will be announced at 3 p.m. in the bandshell. The contest is sponsored by Save-a-Lot of East Jordan.
For details, call 536-7351 or visit www.ejchamber.org.
FIFE LAKE — The Walton Junction Sportsman’s Club will serve breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the club, 11207 E. County Line Road. Prices are $7 for adults, $2.50 for ages 5-11, and free for children 4 and younger.
KALKASKA — Klumpp Flower Shop will offer a free Fairy Garden Workshop and pumpkin carving class on Saturday.
The workshop and class will both meet from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the flower shop, 210 N. Cedar St. Fairy Garden Workshop participants may bring their own containers or purchase one at the shop.
Registrations are required. For details, or reservations, call 258-2342.
Gourd carving demo
KINGSLEY — Pat Harrison, “Lord of the Gourd,” will give a gourd-carving demonstration from 3:30-6 p.m. Oct. 24, at the Kingsley Branch of the Traverse Area District Library, 213 S. Brownson.
The demonstration is free and open to the public.
For details, call 263-5484 or visit www.tadl.org/kingsley.
ALDEN — With A Little Help From My Friends will sponsor a chili cook-off to benefit its Pet Crisis Center.
Antrim County chefs and restaurants will donate their chili for an all-you-can-eat dinner and judging from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Helena Township Hall, 8751 Helena Road. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and younger. They will be available at the door only. There also will be a bake sale and silent auction. For details, visit www.walhfmf.org.