FROM STAFF REPORTS
Drug take back day
Lansing — Michigan State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration will sponsor National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Area residents can dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations: the Gaylord State Police Post, 563 S. Otsego, for residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet and Otsego counties; the Houghton Lake State Police Post, 9011 W. Lake City Road, for residents of Crawford, Kalkaska, Missaukee and Roscommon counties; and the Cadillac State Police Post, 7711 S. U.S. 131, for residents of Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee and Wexford counties.
For additional collection sites, visit www.dea.gov.
Sale benefits TART
Traverse City — TART Trails will hold an end-of-the-season sale Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Recycle-A-Bicycle workshop, 1220 Woodmere Ave.
Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and items for purchase include used bicycles, parts and accessories. Checks and cash will be accepted for purchases. Proceeds benefit the TART Trails' Recycle-A-Bicycle program. For details, call 649-3443 or 941-4300.
Traverse City — A group of local organizations will host a program by author and nationally known economic development specialist Michael Shuman.
Shuman will discuss the economic power of local investments at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St. Admission is by donation, but no one will be turned away.
Traverse City — The American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Open Space, Grandview Parkway and South Union Street.
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the walk at 10 a.m. For details, call (800) 227-2345 or visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/traversecitymi.
Traverse City — The Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council will host a program titled "Solar Energy for Northern Michigan" on Monday, Oct. 1.
The program will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Oleson Center on Northwestern Michigan College's main campus. It will include an update on TC L & P's solar energy project, the solar panels on the Old Town Parking Deck, American Waste's solar project and green builder Dan Paulson with a new development using solar energy. Skip Pruss, renewable energy consultant and director of renewable energy for former Gov. Granholm is the guest speaker.
For details, call 264-8396.
Lecture on prayer
Traverse City — International Christian Science lecturer Mark Swinney will give a free lecture on the healing effect of prayer.
The program will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St. It marks 101 years of lectures in Traverse City sponsored by the local Christian Science church. The public is invited. For details, visit www.tccschurch.org.
SAR groups meet
Traverse City — A joint Michigan Society and Northern Michigan Chapter meeting of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held Saturday, Oct. 6.
The meeting starts at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 625 Bay Street. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m., followed by a general meeting of the MISSAR at 1:30 p.m. and a northern Michigan chapter meeting at 2 p.m. Lunch is $15.
For details or reservations, call 929-7142, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.missar.org.
Traverse City — The Film and New Media Program of the Career-Tech Center is seeking submissions for a video competition that will screen Oct. 20-21 as part of the Great Lakes Bioneers Conference.
All submissions must be themed around Bioneer-friendly topics and this year's conference theme "Tag You're It." Submissions from all ages will be accepted and videos must be three minutes or less. Submissions are due at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.
For details, send a link to your video on Youtube or Vimeo to email@example.com. For questions or technical issues, call 883-5770. For more information, visit www.glbconference.org.
Sewing open studio
Benzonia — Grow Benzie is offering a sewing open studio on Mondays.
The hours are 6 to 9 p.m. at Grow Benzie, 5855 M-115. The cost is $10 for studio time and $5 for materials if needed. Sewing machines are available or participants may bring their own. For details or reservations, call 882-9292.