BELLAIRE — The ISLAND Beekeepers Guild will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. today, May 19, at the Bellaire Community Hall, 202 N. Bridge St. Beekeeping resources will be available and guild members will be on hand to answer questions. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated; call 622-5252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Korean War story
KALKASKA — The Kalkaska County Library will present “Walking on Bullets” on Thursday, May 23.
The Korean War story was a personal narrative Fuzzy Guy kept to himself for 55 years. His story of the horrors of the war and his struggle to cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder were translated into free verse poetry by poet/bard Terry Wooten.
The program will be presented at noon at the library, 213 S. Brownson. Reading and reciting the poems will be Wooten and Karen Anderson of Interlochen Public Radio. For details, call 258-9411.
Swirl in Petoskey
PETOSKEY — Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Thursday, May 23, Swirl event features appetizers and wines from City Park Grill. Chris Koury will be the musical guest.
The doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the arts center, 461 E. Mitchell St., with food and music through 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 the day of Swirl when available. Advance tickets may be purchased at www.crookedtree.org or 347-4337.
Orchids by the Bay
TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwestern Michigan Orchid Society will hold its “Orchids by the Bay” show and sale Memorial Day weekend.
Show hours are noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center on West Civic Center Drive. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. In addition to displays of blooming orchids, there will be orchids, art, and books available to purchase. There also will be a silent auction.
Plein Air event
TRAVERSE CITY — The Leelanau Community Cultural Center will host a Plein Air Painting Event and Exhibit on Saturday, May 25.