TRAVERSE CITY — The Senior Center Network and Comfort Keepers will host the first Family Fun Shuffleboard Night at 6 p.m. tonight, July 23, at the Senior Center, 801 E. Front St. There is no charge and all ages and abilities are welcome. For details, call 922-4911.
TRAVERSE CITY — The East Bay Branch Library will host the eighth annual Filmstrip Festival to celebrate stories presented in the filmstrip format and selected from the children’s collection at the Traverse Area District Library.
Themes are “Tomie dePaola Night” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, featuring the classic story “Strega Nona” and other stories by the Caldecott Award winner; “Rosie’s Favorites” at 4 p.m. Friday, July 26, with librarian Rosie Flickinger’s favorite filmstrips, plus free popcorn and malted milk balls; and “Classic Folktales” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, with filmstrips illustrated by Caldecott Award winner Paul Galdone.
The festival is free and open to the public. The library is at 1989 Three Mile Road. For details, call 922-2085 or visit www.tadl.org/eastbay.
TRAVERSE CITY — The residents at the Village at Bay Ridge will hold an indoor garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, in the East Building, 3850 Scenic Ridge. For details, call 995-9385.
‘Path to Page’
GLEN ARBOR — Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear will sponsor its annual “Path to Page” workshop with Anne-Marie Oomen. It is for writers at any level, but especially for those interested in creating history-inspired pieces.
Oomen is a local poet, playwright and creative writing instructor at Interlochen Center for the Arts. She will lead the day of hiking and writing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 26, in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District. Participants should meet at the Charles and Hattie Olsen Farm on M-22, north of Glen Arbor.
The $70 cost includes a picnic lunch. Registration is required. Participants should bring a hardcover notebook, their favorite writing utensil, hats, sunglasses, sunblock, water and raingear. For details or to register, visit www.phsb.org. For details, call 334-7275.
Lions yard sale
MAPLE CITY — Donations will be accepted on Friday, July 26, for the Cedar/Maple City Lions Club’s annual yard sale.
Donations may be dropped off from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lions Community Building on County Road 616, where the sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27. No large appliances, furniture or television sets will be accepted. For details, call 228-5257 or 228-7021.
FIFE LAKE — The 12th annual Bluegrass Festival will take place Saturday, July 27, at the Springfield Township Recreation Area on Creighton Road.
The event will start at noon with a potluck meal. Performers include the Straight Forward Bluegrass Band, Fonda Starr Band, Black Bird Pie and Sour Mash. For details, call 590-2016 or 564-3095.
For details or reservations, call 932-9455.
TRAVERSE CITY — River Whyless will take the stage at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St.
Admission is $10 and a full cash bar will be available. Tickets are available at the gallery and Oryana Natural Foods Market. For details, call 929-3254.
Music at Hill House
MANCELONA — Sean McConnell, ISLAND musician in residence, will give a house concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at The Hill House, 1610 Autumn Lane. Admission is free, but reservations are requested; call 622-5252 or email email@example.com.
TRAVERSE CITY — Pageturners, Peninsula Community Library’s book discussion group, will host a presentation by author Mardi Link.
Link has written two nonfiction books about unsolved northern Michigan crimes, “Isadore’s Secret” and “When Evil Came to Good Hart.” Her newest book, “Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm,” is about her life as a single mother.
Link will visit the library, 2699 Island View Road, at 7 p.m. Monday, July 29. Books will be available for purchase and signing. To learn more, call 223-7700 or visit www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org.
Morgan and Tillis
PESHAWBESTOWN — Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis will bring “Grits and Glamour” to the Leelanau Sands Casino on Saturday, Aug. 3. They will be joined by Tracy Lawrence.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $64 and $79. They are available at www.casino2win.com or by calling (800) 922-2WIN. The casino is located at 2521 N. West Bay Shore Dr.
Brats, beans and beach
ACME — The community is invited to enjoy “Brats & Beans & The Beach” on Sunday, July 28.
The fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hoxsie House at Bayside Park. The cost is $8 per person or $20 for a family of four. Tours of Hoxsie House will be offered. For details, call 313-9770.
MANISTEE — A murder mystery dinner show will benefit the Manistee County nonprofit 2-1-1 service. Tickets are on sale now.
“Murder at the Ramsdell” will be presented at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, in the Ramsdell Theatre ballroom. The mystery will be presented between courses of a “Farm to Table “meal prepared by Chef Al Frye from the Manistee Community Kitchen.
Ticket are $50; call 723-2331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Physical therapist Ann Parker from the Grand Traverse Pavilions will give a program titled “Big and Loud, Not Just Exercise” at the meeting of the Grand Traverse Parkinson’s support group Wednesday, July 24. The group will meet at 10 a.m. at the Traverse City Senior Center, 801 E. Front St. For details, call 947-1946.
Historic farm tour
EMPIRE — Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear will offer a guided historical farm tour in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District led by Bill Herd
Herd is a retired interpretive ranger who conducted tours for visitors during his more than 30 years with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. He now serves on the PHBS Board of Directors.
The tour will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 25. Participants should meet at the Charles and Hattie Olsen Farm 15 minutes before the start of the tour. No reservations are required. For details, call 334-6103 or visit www.phsb.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Diver and shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson will share stories of his discovery of the Michigan treasure ship the Westmoreland on Thursday, July 25. The program has been rescheduled from this past winter.
Richardson’s program starts at 7 p.m. at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For details, call 223-7700 or visit www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org.
SUTTONS BAY — Family Science Fridays offer programs for children ages 5 to 12.
The next program will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, July 26, at the Inland Seas Education Association’s Education Center, 100 Dame St. The theme is “Fin Friends.” Participating children will learn about fish in the Great Lakes and create fish flags.
The cost is $5 per child and reservations are recommended. For details or reservations, contact Taryn Carew, 271-3077 or email@example.com.
LAKE ANN — The Benzie Conservation District and the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan will offer a tour of demonstration sites for natural shoreline landscapes.
The tour starts at 3 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the Almira Township Public Beach and includes shoreline projects at Lake Ann Platte Lake and Watervale Resort. Participants will learn how to use natural shorelines to beautify landscapes, ensure clean waters, deter geese, prevent erosion and improve fish and wildlife habitat.
A $5 donation is suggested. For details or reservations, call the Benzie Conservation District, 882-4391.
TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse House of Prayer will host the fourth annual “Rain” conference Friday and Saturday, July 26-27.
“Rain” is a free conference for people who wish to live radical lives of devotion to Jesus. It will meet at Traverse City Christian School on Emerson Road. Friday will feature worship and teaching from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday’s schedule includes worship and teaching from 10 a.m. to noon, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m., with healing rooms open from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. The Children’s Equipping Track will take place and is free for children ages 3 to 12.
For details or to register, visit www.gthop.com.
Concert series closes
ELK RAPIDS — The Sunday Sunset Concert Series will close with a performance by The Accidentals with special guest Blue Eyed Sun.
The free concert starts at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Edward C. Grace Memorial Upper Harbor. Listeners should bring their own seating. Parking is available in the lot on Cedar Street, about one block from the harbor.
TCHS and SF class of ‘48
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City High School and St. Francis High School class of 1948 will host a combined 65-year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 14.
The reunion will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 625 Bay St., with dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $30 per person and reservations are requested by Saturday, Aug. 31. For details or reservations, call Bob Bayton, 941-0427.