TRAVERSE CITY — The 4One Quartet headlines the entertainment for St. Michael's Lutheran Church's Oktoberfest.
The event will be hosted 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, under a tent at the church, 912 S. Garfield Ave. In addition to music, there will be a roast pork and bratwurst meal and children's activities. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children and $30 for families. Tickets the day of the event are $12 for adults, $6 for children and $35 for families. For tickets or details, call 947-5293 or 409-4696.
School retirees meet
TRAVERSE CITY — Reservations are needed by Friday, Oct. 4, for the next Grand Traverse Association of Retired School Personnel luncheon.
The chapter will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the West Bay Beach Resort-A Holiday Inn Resort, 615 E. Front St. The $14 cost includes the gratuity. For details or reservations, call 933-4269.
Benzie LWV forum
BENZONIA — The Benzie unit of LWV-GTA will present a forum on Friday Oct. 4, featuring Ted Curran.
Curran was a U.S. Foreign Service officer from 1956-1984. He served in Jordan and Yemen and was a member of the Iran Hostage Task Force in 1980. He also spent several years as the Deputy Ambassador in Afghanistan and Morocco.
The program will focus on Iran, its past relationship with the U.S. and the potential for longer-term relations in the context of the Syrian crisis. It will start at noon at the Benzonia Congregational Church on Barber Street. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
Whaleboat color tours
SUTTONS BAY — Inland Seas Education Association will offer fall color tours on Suttons Bay aboard the ex-Navy motor whaleboat, Lake Sturgeon.
Cruise times are 10-11 a.m., noon-1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 5 and 12, and leave from Suttons Bay. Tickets are $12 each and charters also are available. For details or reservations, call ISEA, 271-3077.