The event starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Kingsley Civic Center South on Clark Street. Early registration for the 5K is $20 and includes a shirt; $25 after July 10 and no shirt is guaranteed. The fun run/walk is free.
To register, visit www.active.com. For details, call Jessica Stark, (906) 630-0494.
BELLAIRE — Grass River Natural Area will offer a paper-making class on Thursday, July 11.
Participants will learn how to make decorative papers using natural materials and paper pulp at 10 a.m. at the natural area, 6500 Alden Highway. Participants should bring a blender if possible. All other materials will be provided.
The class fee is $5; registration is required. For details or to register, call 533-8314 or visit www.grassriver.org.
ALDEN — Juniper Garden Club of South Torch Lake invites garden lovers to take a “Garden Variety Road Trip” on Thursday, July 11.
Gardens on the east side of Torch Lake will welcome visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Garden Walk tickets are $8 in advance or $10 the day of the walk.
For advance tickets, call 322-2577. Maps and tickets will be available at the Alden Depot, 10670 Coy St., the day of the walk.
BENZONIA — The Benzonia Academy Lecture Series continues on Thursday, July 11.
Mike Nagel, a professor of history and government at West Shore Community College in Scottville, will present “Michigan’s Home Front in the Civil War and the Detroit Race Riot of 1863” at 7 p.m. at Mills Community House, 891 U.S. 31. The program is free and open to the public. Call 882-5539 or visit www.benziemuseum.org to learn more.
Glen Lake art fair
GLEN ARBOR — The Glen Lake Women’s Club will hold its 42nd annual Art Fair on Wednesday, July 17.
Approximately 100 artists will display their creations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. Admission is free and lunch will be available. The club uses proceeds from the event for scholarships. For details, call 326-6084.