TRAVERSE CITY — The John Whelan Trio will make two appearances in northern Michigan.
The trio will be joined by FullSet for an evening of Irish music Tuesday, Aug. 6, at InsideOut Gallery’s “Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day Party.” The performance starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The gallery is located at 229 Garland St. Tickets are available at the gallery, Oryana Natural Foods Market, Brilliant Books and Mahoney’s Spirits and Edibles. For details, call 929-3254.
The trio then travels to Benzonia for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Mills Community House, 891 U.S. 31. Tickets are $15 in advance in Frankfort at Frankfort Bookstore, Mills Community House and in Beulah at East Shore Market or Sugar Moon Cafe. Tickets are $20 at the door. Call 941-8667 to learn more.
Garden club meets
RAPID CITY — The Juniper Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Freedom Park on Rapid City Road. The meeting will open with the annual memorial service followed by a potluck. New members are welcome.
Pipes and Drums
TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Pipes and Drums will play traditional Scottish favorites and marches on Thursday, Aug. 8, as part of the Grand Traverse Pavilions’ Concerts on the Lawn Series.
The troupe will perform at 7 p.m. on the Grand Lawn at the Pavilions off South Elmwood Avenue. Picnic concessions open at 6:15 p.m. The concert is free and listeners should bring their own seating. For details, call 932-3027 or visit www.gtpavilions.org.
Women in Civil War
BENZONIA — The Benzonia Academy Lecture Series continues Thursday, Aug. 8, with a presentation titled “Women in the Civil War” by Dr. William Anderson.
Anderson is former president of West Shore Community College and the author of two books on the Civil War. He will talk about the role women played in the Civil War at 7 p.m. at Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Ave.