Traverse City — The Grand Traverse Musicale will host its first program of the new season on Thursday, Sept. 13, at First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road.
The 1 p.m. program will feature the Trillium Quartet, pianist Liz Bannister, and West Middle School student Madison Hertel accompanied by Grace Hanninen. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated. For details, call 360-9584.
Elk Rapids — Local business people are invited to the Thursday, Sept. 13, Business After Hours sponsored by the Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce.
The free event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Remerica Up North, 166 River St. The public is welcome. For details, call 264-8202 or (800) 626-7328.
Women Dems meet
Central Lake — The Antrim Women Dems will sponsor a program titled "Women in the House (or Senate)" at their Friday, Sept. 14, meeting.
Betsy Coffia and Betsy Dole will discuss women's issues in the upcoming election at 6 p.m. at the Blue Pelican Banquet Room, 10555 W. Old State Road. Dinner is $15. For details or reservations, call 322-4622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kalkaska — The community is invited to Shetler Family Dairy's Open Barn event on Saturday, Sept. 15.
The Shetlers will open the barn doors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for milk, cookies, a hay maze, face painting, a petting farm and more.
Shetlers is off M-72, east of Kalkaska, south on Sigma Road to Tyler Road. For details, call 258-8216 or visit www.shetlermilk.com.
Ice Cream Social
Traverse City — The East Bay Branch Library, 1989 Three Mile Road, invites the community to an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Aug. 15.
The event from 1 to 3 p.m. will feature free ice cream sundaes and root beer floats, music by Miriam Pico, face painting, clowns and more. Call 922-2085 or visit www.tadl.org/eastbay for details.
Traverse City — Nonprofit organizations have until Oct. 1 to apply for Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs mini-grants.
NorthSky Nonprofit Network is administering District 10 funding for Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties.
Funding guidelines, e-grant application links and information are available at www.northskynonprofitnetwork.org. For details or to reserve a place at a workshop, contact Mary Bevans Gillett, 883-8388 or email@example.com.