Programs on peace
Traverse City — Unity of Traverse City is waiting to welcome its new minister, the Rev. Eileen Stulak, and is using Sundays in the meantime to explore world peace by inviting people of different faiths to offer their perspectives.
The series is under way and will continue at 10:30 a.m. Sundays through March 10 at Unity Church, 3600 Five Mile Road. The speaker at today's service, Feb. 10, is Kim Morse, a Unity member. She will talk about Unity's vision of world peace.
There is no charge and everyone is welcome. For details, call 938-9587.
Explore GS camp
Traverse City — The community is invited to explore the former Timbers Girl Scout Camp property with the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy.
Long Lake-Timbers Winter Exploration Day starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the former camp. Activities include cross country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding.
For details, reservations or directions, call 929-7911 or visit www.gtrlc.org/events.
Free music concert
Grayling — The Reflections Band will perform at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 308 Lawndale. The public is welcome. Donations are appreciated. Call (989) 348-7123 to learn more.
Bank hosts art show
Frankfort — A multi-media exhibit by artist Karen Keranen opens Thursday, Feb. 14, at West Michigan Bank & Trust, 501 Main St.
An artist reception will be hosted at 4-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Keranen's art may be viewed during regular banking hours through June 5. For details, call 352-9655.
Ellsworth — Ellsworth's best bakers are pulling out all the stops for the fifth annual Dessert Tasting and Raffle.
The event will be hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Banks Township Hall. Donations will be accepted for the dessert tasting. Raffle tickets for a chance to win a dessert are $2 each or three for $5.
Proceeds benefit the Front Porch Cafe, a nonprofit community outreach. To enter a dessert, call 499-1953. For details, call 360-0676.
Traverse City — The main event of the second Celebrity DreamRoom Classic will be hosted Friday, Feb. 15, at Golden-Fowler Home Furnishings.
Five teams of local celebrities have created dream rooms with help from a Golden-Fowler designer. The rooms will feature a live musical element during the main event at 5:30 p.m. at Golden-Fowler, 1137 S. Garfield Ave.
Tickets are $25 per person or $40 for couples, which includes three free chips to vote for a favorite room. Additional voting chips may be purchased. All proceeds from ticket sales, voting chips and sale items benefit Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan. For tickets or details, call Mike Mahn, 946-7330, or visit www.cfsnwmi.org.
Glen Arbor — The Glen Arbor Art Association's Readers' Theater will present the inaugural performance of "Four Cab Rides, Abridged" by Carol Winograd, a summer resident of Glen Arbor.
The production will be staged at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Glen Arbor Art Association, 3061 S. Lake St. Admission is free.
Because of the overwhelming response to previous performances, there will be an RSVP ticketing system to ensure everyone has the chance to enjoy the play. For tickets or details, contact Teddy House, firstname.lastname@example.org or 228-3432.
Traverse City — Shoreline Center for Healing on South Union Street will offer Community Acupunture Clinics from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Participants pay what they can afford from $25 to $35. For details or an appointment, call 946-HEAL or visit www.shorelinehealing.com.
Lake City — The Missaukee Conservation District will host a pasta buffet, a travel program on Lake Superior by Joanie McGuffin and a performance by Seth and Daisy Bernard on Monday, Feb. 18.
The event will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Timber Wolf Lake Camp, 4909 N. Morey Road. Tickets are $20 for dinner, or $25 for dinner, entertainment and a beer raffle ticket.
Reservations are due Thursday, Feb. 14; call 839-7193.