Art classes start
Frankfort — New summer classes kick off Thursday, June 21, at the Oliver Art Center, 132 Coast Guard Road, with "Knife Skills."
Additional classes are: Wabi Sabi Books June 23; Kids' Watercolor Painting Workshop June 25-27; Acrylics 101 June 26; Painting Tablescapes June 28-29; Ceramics Workshop July 2-3 and 16; and Painting with Impact-Composition Workshop July 9-11.
For details or to register, call 352-4151, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit oliverartcenterfrankfort.org.
Free concert series
Petoskey — The Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park continue on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday through Aug. 17.
Concerts start at 12:15 p.m. at the Gazebo in Pennsylvania Park. In bad weather, the concerts will be at Crooked Tree Arts Center, 461 E. Mitchell St. For details or a schedule, visit crookedtree.org.
Junior cheer clinic
Traverse City — The Traverse City West Senior High School Cheer Team will sponsor a Titan Junior Cheer Clinic Friday and Saturday, June 22-23.
The clinic, for children in pre-K through fifth grades, meets from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. each day at West Senior High, 5376 N. Long Lake Road. The cost is $35 or $55 for a family of two.
Participants receive a T-shirt to wear while they march with the team in the Cherry Festival Junior Royale Parade; email email@example.com.
Traverse City — Reservations are due noon Friday, June 22, for the Tuesday, June 26, meeting of the Grand Traverse Bay Area-MEA-Retired.
The group meets at 11 a.m. at the Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St., with lunch at 11:30 a.m. The meal is $15. For details or registration, contact Pat Lewallen, 946-3746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goat skill swap
East Jordan — ISLAND and the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center will offer a Goat Skill Swap Saturday, June 23.
The workshop is from 1-5:30 p.m. at Wagbo Farm, 5745 M-66. The cost is $40 until Wednesday, June 20, and $45 after that date. For details or to register, call 622-5252 or email email@example.com.
Arcadia — The Pleasant Valley Community Center, 3586 Glovers Lake Road, will hold a pancake supper to raise money for building renovations.
The meal starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21. The cost is $9 for adults, $3 for ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. For details, call 889-7069 or visit pleasantvalley.org.
Used book sale
Interlochen — The Interlochen Public Library will hold its used book sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Golden Fellowship Hall, 9700 Riley Road. For details, call 276-6767.
Kids' music, art
Traverse City — Children's Art & The Garden will be hosted Saturday, June 23.
Activities take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Historic Barns Park, the Grand Traverse Commons. Bill O. Smith, author of "Chickadees at Night," will sign his book at 11 a.m., with a book signing at 1 p.m. by Mike Kelly, author of "ROY G BIV." For details, call 941-9488 or visit artcentertraversecity.com.
SAR group meets
Traverse City — The Northern Michigan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet on Saturday, June 23.
The meeting starts at 11 a.m. at Ruby Tuesday, 1764 U.S. 31 North, with lunch at noon. There also will be a program on Interlochen. Prospective new members are welcome. For details, call 929-7142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dinner, open house
Traverse City — The Traverse City Masonic Temple will share its more than 140-year history with the community at a Sunday, June 24, open house and chicken dinner.
The open house starts at 4 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 13360 West Bay Shore Dr., with dinner at 5 p.m. Donations for the meal are welcome. For details, call 360-3570.
TSO strings camp
Traverse City — The Traverse Symphony Orchestra will offer Civic strings camps for players of all ages and skill levels.
"Beat the Heat with the Beatles" runs Monday through Friday, June 25-29, for players with at least three years of experience. "The Lives of the Famous Composers" meets Monday through Friday, July 16-20, and is for players with one to three years experience.
Both camps meet 9-11:30 a.m. at The Pathfinder School, 11930 S. West Bay Shore Dr. For details or to register, visit traversesymphony.org.
Disc golf for kids
Kalkaska — The Kalkaska County Library will hold a Disc Golf for Kids event Tuesday, June 26, for children 8 and older.
The event starts at 3 p.m. at Log Lake Campground's Disc Golf Course; rain date is Wednesday, June 27. For details, call 258-9411.
Traverse City — NMC dance instructor Dorothy Eisenstein will lead a "Creativity and Movement" workshop at Andre's Place.
The free workshop meets 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Andre's Place, 5222 N. Royal Dr. It is for children ages 6-12 living with challenges and their siblings in the same age range. For details or to register, call 631-2477.
Interlochen — Interlochen Area School will hold a reunion Saturday, July 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Interlochen Area Airport Pavilions. For details, call 276-9517.
Traverse City — The theme for the 30th annual Gladhander is "'80s Rewind."
The Oct. 27 event will feature the memorable culture of the 1980s. Car raffle tickets go on sale in August; Main Event tickets in September. For details, call 941-GLAD or visit gladhander.com.
Host families sought
Traverse City — Aspect Foundation and American Councils for International Education need host families for exchange students for the 2012-13 school year.
Aspect Foundation students are from Europe, Asia and South America. American Councils' State Department scholarship students are from former Soviet countries and those with a significant Muslim population. For details, call 264-6105 or 944-2620.