Nobel winner to speak
ELK RAPIDS — Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Henry Pollack will address the role of ice and water in planetary-scale climate change as part of Green Elk Rapids Days.
Dr. Pollack shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with colleagues on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. His program, titled “Ice, Water and Climate,” starts at 6 p.m. today, May 19, at the HERTHA Building, 401 River St. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For details, call 264-0618 or visit www.greenelkrapidsdays.com.
TRAVERSE CITY — A “ladies only” event will be held Thursday, May 22, to benefit the Habitat for Humanity/Homestretch build now in progress at the Depot property.
The event will be hosted from 5-7 p.m. at the Box, 425 Boardman Ave. A $100 minimum donation includes hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, live music and fellowship. For reservations or details, call 995-0447 or email email@example.com.
KALKASKA — The Kalkaska County Library will host a visit by local author Kitty Bucholtz, who writes romantic comedies. She will visit the library, 247 S. Cedar St., at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 22. For details, call 258-9411.
Music Boosters concert
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Music Boosters will host a benefit concert on Thursday, May 22.
The performance starts at 7 p.m. at the West Senior High School gym, 5376 N. Long Lake Road. It features band, vocal and orchestra students from TCAPS’ middle schools and high schools. Donations will be accepted.
Art of the Watershed
TRAVERSE CITY — An Art of the Watershed Series opening reception will be hosted on Thursday, May 22.
The reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. at The Watershed Center, 13272 S. West Bay Shore Dr. The event features art by painter Debra Lanning, artist and craftsman Tom Clark, roadside painter Pat Cervini, and multi-media artist Robin Webb-Bransky.
The exhibit may be viewed from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday through June 20. A portion of art sales will be used to protect Grand Traverse Bay and its watershed. For details or if planning to attend, contact Karlyn Haas, 935-1514, ext. 4, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Details also are available at www.gtbay.org.