Traverse City — Boardman River Nature Center's Peepers Preschool Program is underway.
The program for parents and their children ages 3-5 meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the nature center, 1450 Cass Road. Each session features stories, crafts, music and outdoor activities. Adults and children should come dressed for the weather.
Topics through October are: Marvelous Maples Sept. 25; Spinning Spiders Oct. 2; Batty for Bats Oct. 9; Funny Bones Oct. 16; Harvest Hoots Oct. 23; and Jolly Pumpkins Oct. 30. For details or to register, call 941-0960 or visit www.natureiscalling.org.
Beulah — The community is invited to a Homecoming Celebration picnic and bonfire on Friday, Sept. 28, to benefit the Benzie Gridiron Club.
The celebration will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m., rain or shine, under the pavilion at the park in Beulah. The bonfire will be lit about 7:30 p.m. on the beach.
Tickets are $10 each; $30 for a family of four. They are available from Gridiron Club members, at L'Chayim Deli, home football games or Pound Family Dentistry. Call 871-0601 or visit www.benziegridironclub.com for details.
Craft show vendors
Traverse City — Vendor space is still available for the TCTA Bus Driver Craft Show.
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Traverse Heights Elementary School, 933 Rose St. Lunch will be available and a silent auction will take place.
Interested vendors should call 263-7558. Proceeds provide scholarships for one student from each of TCAP's three high schools.
Benzie book fair
Benzonia — Benzie Central Middle School's Book Fair will be held Friday, Sept. 28, through Oct. 4, at the school 9300 Homestead Road.
For hours or the ability to shop online, visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/benziecentralmiddleschool. The fair also will be open in the evening during parent-teacher conferences.
Pathfinder turns 40
Traverse City — The Pathfinder School invites the community to its 40th birthday bash.