TRAVERSE CITY — The Northern Expressions Decorative Artist will host a seminar focusing on acrylic.
The seminar features a project by national decorative artist Maxine Thomas that will be taught by Patti Masson. It will be held Saturday, May 10, at the Grand Traverse Mall. For details or if planning to attend, call Kim Yeager, 557-8539.
Letter carrier food collection
Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Rural Carriers Association and the U.S. Postal Service will collect non-perishable food for local food pantries during the 22nd annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive.
The drive will take place in most communities in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties. Participating carriers will leave a postcard about the drive in boxes, and homes receiving a card may leave bags of food near their mailboxes on Saturday, May 10. The carrier or a marked car volunteer will collect the donations.
Father Fred garage sale
TRAVERSE CITY — The Father Fred Foundation spring garage sale will be held Saturday, May 10.
Sale hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the foundation, 826 Hastings St. It features thousands of items at bargain prices. All proceeds are used to purchase food pantry items or to provide financial help for local families in need.
Chinese film series
TRAVERSE CITY — The mini Chinese film series will close with a screening of “Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry” on Tuesday, May 13.
The film will be shown at 6 p.m. at the State Theatre, 233 E. Front St. The 2012 documentary follows Chinese activist and artist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and clashes with the Chinese government. The series has been sponsored by Northwestern Michigan College’s International Affairs Forum as a springboard to its June China conference.
Used books sought
INTERLOCHEN — The Friends of the Interlochen Public Library are accepting donations of used books and other materials in good condition for their 28th annual used book sale.