WILLIAMSBURG — Medicinal Groove has the prescription to cure the musical blues.
They will share their funk-jazz fusion with the audience from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, April 19, at the Williamsburg Theatre, 4230 M-72 East. The doors open at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $5 and a full cash bar will be available.
PETOSKEY — The Singles for Christ dinner group will meet on Saturday, April 20. All singles 50 and older are invited.
The group will meet at 5 p.m. at J.W. Filmore's for dinner and then go to the First Presbyterian Church, 501 E. Mitchell St., for games, fellowship and snacks. Reservations are required; contact Peter Gillard, 348-7065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAM helps Project Unity
TRAVERSE CITY — Books A Million (BAM) will donate 10 percent of purchases to Project Unity when customers present a voucher with a book fair code or give the cashier the number 7000000643.
Project Unity for Life provides support and services to previously incarcerated individuals to help them achieve successful re-entry into the community. The fundraiser will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the book store, where Project Unity will have a table set up for more information or for customers to pick up a voucher.
Wild Rose concert
BEULAH — The next Wild Rose concert features mezzo-soprano Lindsey Anderson and trumpeter Jim Bekkering.
The concert starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 8190 Lincoln Road. Donations will be accepted to support the Wild Rose Scholarship Program.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Peninsula Community Library will offer a free program focusing on computers.
"Hardware, Software, Anywhere" will start at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the library, 2699 Island View Road. Mike Tusan from Mad Mike's Computer Services will discuss the latest software, protecting computers from viruses and more. For details, call 223-7700 or visit www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Senior Center Network is offering beginner bridge classes for adults 50 and older at its Traverse City location, 801 E. Front St.
The five-week series meets from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Mondays starting April 22. The cost is $20 for Network members; $25 for non-members. Students also must purchase a manual for $5 from instructor Shirley Delaney.
Registration is required. For details or to register, call 922-4911.
Job fair for vets
TRAVERSE CITY — Veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members and military spouses are invited to "Hiring Our Heroes," a one-of-a-kind job fair on Tuesday, April 23.
The job fair is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hagerty Conference Center, 715 E. Front St. Participants are encouraged to register in advance at http://www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/traverse-city-mi. Pre-registered participants will be eligible for an employment workshop classroom session from 9 to 10 a.m., also at the NMC Great Lakes Campus.
Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and resumes may be uploaded during the online registration process. Every resume that is attached will be sent to every registered employer.
KALKASKA — Two free financial workshops will offer participants 10 tips on how to save money.
The workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the All Seasons Resort, 760 S. Cedar St., Kalkaska; and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Traverse City Elks Club, 625 Bay St. For details or to register, call Ellen Merillat, 932-5280.
NMC launches program
TRAVERSE CITY —Northwestern Michigan College Extended Education program has launched a new audio production campaign. NMC is working with the leading audio industry, designed by Apple, to certify and expand the musical market emerging out of Traverse City and corresponding northern Michigan regions using Apple's Logic Pro Certification software.
As one of two Apple Authorized Training Center's in Michigan, NMC offers a three-day course designed to help customize, develop and validate participants as producers of their own musical score. Upon completion, participants will be Apple Certified Pros for both Logic Pro and Logic Pro Advanced, and included on the Apple Certified Professionals Registry.
For details, visit www.nmc.edu/apple. Testing is scheduled individually with instructor, Steve Quick. Contact Quick, 995-1721, to learn more about the course and exam.
TRAVERSE CITY — An original theatrical dance production created and directed by Gretchen Eichberger premieres Saturday, April 20, at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St.
“Dress” interweaves text, music and dance to express the woman’s experience. The doors open at 7 p.m. with the performance at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 and available at the gallery and Oryana Natural Foods Market.
TRAVERSE CITY — Dr. Barry Mehler of Ferris State University will explore the Jewish-American experience in Michigan during a “Legends” program on Saturday, April 20, at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St.
Dr. Mehler’s program, “Anti-Semitism in America, the High Tide: 1921-1940,” will focus on the culture in which Dr. Weitz, northern Michigan’s first radiologist, lived, worked and prospered. It will be presented from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. The public is welcome and reservations are recommended. For details, call 995-0313, ext. 102.
TRAVERSE CITY — The German Club of Traverse City meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Right Brain Brewery, 225 E. 16th St. The next meeting is today, April 18.
Earth Day work bee
TRAVERSE CITY — Oryana Natural Foods Market will sponsor an Earth Day Work Bee from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, to help clean up the TART Trail. Volunteers should meet at the Oryana parking lot, 260 E. 10th St., and should bring work gloves and pruners. For details, visit http://www.oryana.coop/events/229.
Beach clean up
SUTTONS BAY — The Inland Seas Education Association and the Watershed Center will sponsor beach clean-ups Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21. Trash bags and gloves will be provided.
Suttons Bay beach clean up is on Saturday, April 20. Participants should meet at 1 p.m. at the ISEA parking lot, 100 Dame St. For details or to sign up, email email@example.com.
Beach clean-up in Traverse City is Sunday, April 21. Volunteers should meet at 1 p.m. at the downtown Farmers Market parking lot, South Union Street and Grandview Parkway. For details or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEAR LAKE — A work bee on home mushroom production will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Ware Farm, 9094 Alkire Road. Attendees will learn how to inoculate mushroom logs and will take home a share of fully inoculated logs. The cost is $110. For details, call 622-5252 or email email@example.com.
World Book Night
BEAR LAKE — Bear Lake will be a host site for World Book Night, an international effort to promote the love of reading.
The event starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Bear Lake Fire Hall, U.S. 31. There will be refreshments and readings from Michael Perry’s “Population 485.” Bear Lake Township Fire Department first responders will receive copies of the book in appreciation of their efforts.
COA benefit dinner
BELLAIRE — The Bellaire Lionesses will host a spaghetti dinner Wednesday, April 24, to raise money for the Antrim County Commission on Aging.
The meal will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Bellaire Senior Center, 308 E. Cayuga St.. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and children 12 and younger and $20 for families. They are available at the senior center, from any Lioness member or at the door.
Trail work bees
TRAVERSE CITY — TART Trails is hosting trail work bees from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, Saturday, April 20.
Work bees will be held at the Leelanau Trail at the Cherry Bend Road trailhead; Boardman Lake Trail at Hull Park; Boardman Lake Trail at the 10th Street trailhead; the Boardman River Trail, with access off Ranch Rudolph Road; the Three Mile Trail at Parsons and Three Mile roads; TART Trail at Four Mile Road to Bunker Hill Road (meet at Einstein Cycles); TART Trail at the Bunker Hill Road trailhead; and the Vasa Pathway trailhead.
For details or to find out what tools to bring, contact Lee Kurt, 941-4300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Breeze Hill Greenhouse will offer the first in a series of gardening workshops on Tuesday, April 23.
“Jump Start Hanging Baskets” will be offered from 2 to 4 or 6 to 8 p.m. at the greenhouse, 7230 Harry’s Road. The cost is $35. Registration is required; call 941-7295 or visit the greenhouse.
KINGSLEY — Kingsley area students in kindergarten through 12th grade will share their art and poetry on Thursday, April 25, in an “Art Attack Festival of Arts” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kingsley Library, 213 S. Brownson, by the Kingsley Friends of the Library. The public is invited.
Call 263-5484 or visit www.tadl.org/kingsley to learn more.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City F.O.E. Post #383 will host a fundraiser for Angel Ambassadors in memory of Tech Sgt. Matthew Schwartz. Angel Ambassadors is a nonprofit organization that helps local veterans and their families.
The event will be held Friday, April 26, at the F.O.E., 409 W. 14th St. A meatloaf dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. will be followed by live music by Lake Effect from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. There also will be a silent auction and raffles. Tickets are $10; additional donations are welcome. For details, call Mike Bristol, 947-8604.
One man show
BENZONIA — One-man comedy/variety artist Dave Kaplan will make appearances in Benzonia and Williamsburg.
Kaplan, a virtuoso juggler, magician, inventor, musician and comedian, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Ave., Benzonia; and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Williamsburg Theater, 4240 M-72 East, Williamsburg. Tickets for both shows are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Advance tickets for the Benzonia show are available in Beulah at East Shore Market and Sugar Moon Cafe and in Frankfort at the Corner Drug or Frankfort Bookstore. Tickets and details also are available by calling 882-0591.
Advance tickets for the Williamsburg show are available in Traverse City at Brilliant Books, Oryana Natural Foods and West Side Beverage; and in Acme at the Stained Glass Cabinet Co. and Ace Hardware. Tickets and details also are available by calling 938-2181 or 941-8667.
Library Patron Day
LELAND — The Leland Township Library, 203 E. Cedar St., will host a Patron Appreciation Day open house today, April 20. There will be a “Buck A Book” sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a Friends general membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. and a drawing for a Kindle Reader at noon.
TRAVERSE CITY — “Do the Math,” a documentary on the growing climate movement, will premiere in Traverse City and around the world on Sunday. April 21.
The film will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse, 6726 Center Road. A discussion on local efforts to address climate change will follow. For details, contact Mary Van Valin, 421-5243 or email@example.com.
Youth group sale
TRAVERSE CITY — The Immaculate Conception Church Youth Group will hold its Granny’s Attic and Grandpa’s Garage sale from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in Centennial Hall at the church, 720 Second St. Proceeds benefit the group’s East Coast mission trip in June. For details, call 995-0431.
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Light & Power will give away eastern white pine seedlings starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Sara Hardy Farmer’s Market, South Union Street and Grandview Parkway. For details, visit www.tclp.org.
Garza in concert
BEAR LAKE — Mary Ann Garza will perform at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, at Bear Lake Christian Church, M-72 West. The public is invited.
TRAVERSE CITY — An Earth Day celebration will be held Monday, April 22, at K.J. Charters Traverse City State Park.
The event starts at 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to clean up the beach and campground. Gloves, trash bags, refreshments and certificates of participation will be provided. A Recreation Passport is required for state park entry. For details, call the state park, 922-5270.
Beers and Hymns
TRAVERSE CITY — The community is invited to enjoy craft beer and sing hymns in a secular setting.
“Beers and Hymns” will be hosted at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Right Brain Brewery, 225 E. 16th St.
Gift basket auction
TRAVERSE CITY — The 10th annual Munson Hospice Gift Basket Silent Auction will be held from Monday, April 22, to Friday, April 26. in dining rooms 3 and 4 in Munson Medical Center’s cafeteria, 1105 Sixth St.
Written bids may be submitted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 22; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23; 6-8 a.m. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 25; and 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, April 26. All bidding closes at 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Basket photos also may be viewed at www.munsonhomehealth.org/basketauction. Area residents are invited to view photos, pick a basket and place a bid in person. For details, call Kelly Yanick, Munson Hospice, 935-8481.
Red Cross ‘Heroes’
TRAVERSE CITY — The American Red Cross of Northwest Michigan is looking for heroes.
The concept is simple. Participants in the “Heroes Campaign” run their own fundraisers to raise money to support American Red Cross services in Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties. The campaign ends May 17.
For details or to sign up, visit www.nwmiredcross.org or call 947-7286, ext. 7416. The Red Cross website also provides an online Heroes’ Donation Site to set up teams or individual links and accept donations online.
Garden club meets
TRAVERSE CITY — Dick Evans, local author and illustrator of children’s books, will introduce tower gardening at an open meeting of The Friendly Garden Club.
The meeting starts at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road. Evans is an advocate of good nutrition and eating local fresh foods Copies of his children’s book “Discover the Magic of Rainbows” also will be available to purchase.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Central High School Orchestras will be joined by local adult musicians for an evening of music for the young and the young at heart.
The free performance starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Central High School auditorium, 1150 Milliken Dr. Featured pieces are Serge Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” narrated by Wendee Wolf Schlarf, Benjamin Britten’s “Young People’s Guide to the Orchestra” and George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with Nicholas Suminski on piano. For details, call 933-7570.
TRAVERSE CITY — Performance Chiropractic has added a wellness program to its April schedule.
Dr. Don Piche will present a “Creating Health” workshop at 6:15 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Performance Chiropractic, 551 S. Garfield Ave., suite B. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are required; call 922-0110.
Call for art
FRANKFORT — The Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts will host a “More than Meets the Eye” photography exhibit and is interested in featuring photographs by area artists that inspire viewers to contemplate the meaning behind the images.
Entries will be accepted 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the art center, 132 Coast Guard Road. The exhibit will run May 3 through June 2, with an artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 3. For details or entry forms, visit www.oliverartcenterfrankfort.org or call 352-4151.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Circuit will host a two-day film and workshop event focusing on end-of-life issues.
On Sunday, April 28, from 3 to 6 p.m., the PBS film “Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject” will be shown. The film examines multiple perspectives on end-of-life care. A panel discussion follows. The suggested donation is $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens.
A “Voice Your Choices” workshop will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, April 29. It will focus on the Respecting Choices Three-Step Model. The presenter is Loretta Downs, gerontologist and Metta Institute certified end-of-life care practitioner. The cost is $20.
Two CEUs will be available each day through Northwestern Michigan College. For details and CEU cost, call Julie Doyal, 995-2619.
Both events will be held at the Grand Traverse Circuit, 225 W. 14th St. For details or to register, contact Claire Crandell, 620-8026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.