TRAVERSE CITY — “Feminism: The Unfinished Revolution” is the theme for the Women’s History Project annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 26. Reservations are due today.
The meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. The $15 cost includes lunch. For details or reservations, call 947-5178 or visit www.whpnm.org.
SUTTONS BAY — The Inland Seas Education Association will host a program today by singer/songwriter and Great Lakes sailor and historian Tom Kastle.
Kastle will explore the challenges, rewards and everyday life aboard 19th century schooners on the Great Lakes in a program at 7 p.m. at the ISEA Education Center and Museum, 100 Dame. The public is welcome.
Autumn arts, crafts
TRAVERSE CITY — Glen Eagle Retirement Community’s Autumn Arts & Crafts Show will be hosted Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Glen Eagle, 3950 Sumac Dr.
There will be more than 30 vendors showing and selling handcrafted items from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Glen Eagle, 3950 Sumac Dr. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For details, call 935-4553.
KALKASKA — Students in sixth through 12th grade can “Make-A-Monster” Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Kalkaska County Library.
Participants will use parts of stuffed animals to create “Franken-animals” from 6-7:30 p.m. at the library, 247 S. Cedar St. For details, call 258-9411.
NMC Concert Band
TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwestern Michigan College Concert Band, directed by new conductor Patricia Brumbaugh will give a concert on Thursday, Oct. 24.
The band will perform at 8 p.m. at Milliken Auditorium in the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger and senior citizens 62 and older. Admission is free for NMC students with student ID. Tickets will be available at the door; call 995-1553.
KINGSLEY — The Kingsley Lions Club has been formed and charter memberships are still available.
The club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at The Rock of Kingsley on Blair Street. For details, call 263-8025 or 313-1837.
TRAVERSE CITY — Munson Hospice and Palliative Care is offering a series of support groups for grieving individuals.
Support Group 1 is for adults who have lost a loved one. It will meet from 2-3 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and 22, and Dec. 6 and 20, at Stonehouse, Kalkaska Memorial’s Education Center, 419 S. Coral St.
Support Group 2 is for newly bereaved individuals. It will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 30 through Nov. 20, at the Traverse City Senior Center, 801 E. Front St. Support Group 3, for newly bereaved individuals and those wanting tips for surviving the holidays, will meet 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 4-18, also at the Traverse City Senior Center.
Ongoing general grief support meetings are held from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, at the Friends Meeting House, the corner of Fifth and Oak streets. Anyone is welcome.
For details, call Ginger Vary, 935-2924.
KALKASKA — A Fiddler’s Jamboree will be hosted Saturday, Oct. 26, at Kalkaska High School, 109 N. Birch St., with a pre-event potluck with music at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25.
Music from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday will be followed by dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. and round and square dancing from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For details, call Darwin or Jean Thornburg, 384-5580.
Rainbow of Hope
KINGSLEY — Just in time for Halloween, Rainbow of Hope Farm will host the last of three Fall Fun Days on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Rainbow of Hope is a residency for developmentally disabled adults. Fall Fun Days is one of two fundraisers the farm holds each year.
The event includes relaxed hayrides from 4-6:30 p.m., followed by haunted hayrides from 6:30-10 p.m. at the farm, 1951 County Line Road, south of Kingsley. The cost is $3 per person. There also will be a selection of food available to purchase. For details, call 263-5465 or visit www.rainbowofhopefarm.weebly.com.
Fire station tour
TRAVERSE CITY — The public is invited to a “Spooktacular” station tour and to try out the new Firefighter Confidence Maze on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Metro Fire Station 1 on Three Mile Road.
The event will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visitors can tour the fire station and climb through the maze, with or without gear. The Metro Fire Department also will have Halloween safety tips, safety reflectors for trick-or-treating and goodies for anyone who comes in costume.
TRAVERSE CITY — Ghosts and ghouls will take over the Peninsula Community Library from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, for a “haunting” good time.
Families are invited to bob for apples, create a Halloween craft, and take a lantern-lit walk through the woods to the outdoor theater for stories. The free event is co-sponsored by the Old Mission PTO. For details, call 223-7700 or visit www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org.
Yarn shop hop
TRAVERSE CITY — Northern Michigan knitters are invited to purchase a $5 “Passport” and participate in the second annual Greater Traverse Yarn Shop Hop.
Participating shops include Yarn Quest and Lost Art, Traverse City; the Yarn Market, Beulah; Thistledown Shoppe, Suttons Bay; Wool & Honey, Cedar; Plover Dunes, Glen Arbor; and The Warm Fuzzy, Alden. They will be open from noon-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Passports may be purchased at any participating shop.For details or directions, call 228-2800.
Music ‘on the porch’
TRAVERSE CITY — Singer/songwriter Dave Hardin and his band are the next performers to take the stage in Sleder’s “On the Porch” concert series.
The concert starts at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Sleder’s Family Tavern, 717 Randolph St. Tickets are $15 in advance at Sleder’s, Oryana Natural Foods Market, Brilliant Books and Mahoney’s Spirits & Edibles; $20 at the door. For details, call 947-9213.
INTERLOCHEN — Cirque Mechanics’ “Birdhouse Factory” will take the stage at Interlochen Center for the Arts for one performance.
“Birdhouse Factory” was created and directed by Chris Lashua, the originator of the German Wheel act in Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam.” It is recommended for ages 5 and older.
The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for senior citizens and $10 for students. They may be purchased at https://tickets.interlochen.org, (800) 681-5920, or in person at the Interlochen Center for the Arts box office.
TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets are on sale for the “Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-off” on Saturday, Nov. 30.
The event challenges area chefs to take the classic comfort food and personalize it. Each dish will be paired with an Old Mission Peninsula wine and attendees will be able to vote for their favorite mac and cheese dish. It runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the eight Wineries of the Old Mission Peninsula.
Tickets are $38.50 per person, which includes a souvenir glass and wine/pasta tasting at the wineries. Tickets are $28.50 for designated drivers, which includes everything but wine. For details or tickets, visit www.wineriesofoldmission.com or www.mynorthtickets.com.