'Really Big' show
Traverse City — The Traverse City Art and Design Studio will host an opening night party tonight, Oct. 5, for its "Really Big Art" juried art show.
The party starts at 5:30 p.m. at the studio, 1407-C Woodmere Ave., with awards presented at 7 p.m. The show features 48 Michigan artists and runs through Oct. 31. Visit https://www.facebook.com/traversecity.art.design.studio.
GOP Women meet
Elk Rapids — Jason Allen, senior deputy director of veterans affairs, will address the Antrim County Republic Women at a noon luncheon meeting Monday, Oct. 8, at Grace Memorial Harbor. The public is invited and the cost for lunch is $15. Reservations are due today, Oct. 5; call 632-2412 or email email@example.com.
Drive for charity
Traverse City — Williams Chevrolet will host a "Drive for the Cure" Saturday, Oct. 6. For every new test drive that day, Williams will donate $10 to "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer."
Traverse City — Horizon Books will host four authors on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Joseph Heywood will read some Woods Cop stories, and discuss and sign his latest release, "Red Jacket: A Lute Bapcat Mystery," from noon to 2 p.m. Dr. Carol Kennedy, author of "A Taste of Chocolate for the Soul," will sign her books from 2 to 4 p.m. John Smolens, author of "Quarantine," will sign his book from 4 to 6 p.m. and T.M. Goeglein, author of "Cold Fury," will read from and sign his book from 6 to 8 p.m.
Horizon Books is located at 243 E. Front St. Call 946-7290 or visit www.horizonbooks.com for details.
Acme — The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy will sponsor a casual paddle along Acme's East Grand Traverse Bay shoreline for an update on the Bayside Park plans and progress.
Participants should bring their own kayak or canoe and meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the former Mountain Jack's parking lot. If the water is too rough, attendees will walk the shore to discuss the project. For details, directions or to sign up, call 929-7911 or visit www.gtrlc.org/events.