'Lord of the Gourd'
Leelanau Peninsula — Custom pumpkin carver Pat Harrison, self-proclaimed "Lord of the Gourd," will make appearances in northern Michigan to demonstrate his carving skills.
The schedule is: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Oct. 6, in Beulah; 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Kingsley Library; noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, The Pathfinder School, Traverse City; noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Cherry Republic, Glen Arbor; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, the Jolly Pumpkin, Old Mission Peninsula; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, The Village at Bay Ridge Assisted Living, Traverse City; 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, Fife Lake Library; and 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Cherry Republic, Traverse City.
Interlochen — Missionary Debbie McKelvey will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Oct. 7, at Pioneer Community Church, 15293 U.S. 31. An offering will be taken and a potluck dinner will follow the service. For details, call 929-9855.
Traverse City — The Registered Nurses Association in Michigan (RN-AIM) meets Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the REMEC classroom at Munson Medical Center, 1105 Sixth St.
The 6-7:30 p.m. meeting includes a panel discussion of the state RN-AIM Conference and Annual meeting. For details or to register, call 649-3730 or email email@example.com.
Honor — A fundraiser will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10, to benefit the Benzie Food Partners Empty Bowls Project.
"Soup Nite" will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place Senior Center, Honor Plaza. The cost is $8 for adults, $2.50 for ages 12 and younger, and includes a bowl to take home.
Chronic pain series
Traverse City — The Health Education Institute will offer a Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) series to help people manage long-term health concerns including chronic pain.
Sessions meet 1-3:30 p.m. six Wednesday, Oct. 10-Nov. 14, in room 204 at the University Center, 2200 Dendrinos Drive, off Cass Road. The cost is $25. For details or to sign up, call 995-1700.