TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Children’s Garden will host its 12th annual Awards Night at 7 p.m. today, Aug. 8, at the Traverse Area District Library Learning Garden, 610 Woodmere Ave. Friends of the Garden are welcome.
‘Scotch & Sticks’
TRAVERSE CITY — The inaugural “Scotch & Sticks” event will take place today, Aug. 8, at Elmbrook Golf Course.
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 each and include 12 scotch tastings, the choice of one premium cigar, snacks and a keepsake scotch glass. Prior to the event, participants have the opportunity to play nine holes of golf with a cart at 2 p.m. Golf is $20 per person.
Tickets are available at The Beverage Company, Nolan’s Tobacco and Elmbrook Golf Course.
Jazz at Sunset
TRAVERSE CITY — Vocalist Janice Keegan and saxophonist Bill Sears will join Jeff Haas Trio bassist Ed Fedewa and drummer Fred Knapp for Jazz at Sunset from 7 to 9:30 p.m. today, Aug. 8, at Chateau Chantal, 15900 Rue de Vin. There is no cover charge. For details, call 223-4110 or email email@example.com.
BEULAH — The Beulah Boosters will hold a pig roast fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 10, to raise money to support village activities and improvements and to help fund installation of a new pickleball court at Village Park.
The meal will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Beulah Park Pavilion on Crystal Lake. The cost is $10 per plate. Carry-out meals are available. For details, call 882-4847 or visit www.mybeulahboosters.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Chapter EV of the P.E.O (Philanthropic Educational Organization) will hold a garage sale fundraiser Saturday, August 10
The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peninsula Township Fire Station 2 at the base of Old Mission Peninsula. Proceeds benefit the chapter’s scholarship programs.
GLEN ARBOR — Cherry Republic and Friends of the Sleeping Bear Dunes will sponsor the inaugural Sleepy Bear Twilight Ride on Sunday, Aug. 11. All ages are welcome.
The 8 p.m. non-competitive ride starts and ends at Cherry Republic. Riders can choose from a 4.5 or 9-mile loop on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Bike rentals are available at Crystal River Outfitters.
Registration is a suggested donation of $30 for families; $10 per person. Proceeds will be used for Heritage Trail operations. For details or advance registration, visit http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/donate/.
EAST JORDAN — Jordan River Arts Council will celebrate northern Michigan artists and artisans in a show titled “Art Full Rooms.” Three workshops also will be held in conjunction with the show.
Area designers have taken furniture, wall art, pottery, fiber art and other handmade art pieces to create seven cottage rooms. The show opens at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Jordan River Arts Council, 301 Main St. It may be viewed from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays through Sept. 22.
Workshops during the exhibit are “What Color Are You,” 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 17; “You and Art: What When Where,” 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 24; and “Creating Assemblages with Found Objects,” 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 14.
For details about the exhibit and workshops, visit www.jordanriverarts.com.
Library book sale
BELLAIRE — The Friends of the Bellaire Public Library will hold a used book sale on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 15-16.
Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the library, 111 S. Bridge St. Donations will be accepted through Tuesday, Aug. 13. No textbooks or Reader’s Digest condensed books will be accepted. For details, call 533-8814.
TRAVERSE CITY — Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) will hold an orientation session for the Individual Development Account (IDA) Program.
The IDA Program is a savings program for people with limited earned income who want to build financial assets. Orientation starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Traverse City NMCAA office, 3963 Three Mile Road.For details or to register, call 947-3780 or (800) 632-7334.
TRAVERSE CITY — George Davis, BSN, RN, District Health Department #10, will discuss “School Nursing: Renewing the Concept During Healthcare Reform” at the Tuesday, Aug. 13, meeting of the Registered Nurses Association in Michigan. All nurses and student nurses are welcome.
The meeting will be held 6-7:30 p.m. in Rooms A and B at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave. The program is free, but registration is required. A $5 donation is requested for pizza and salad. For details or registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 590-8624.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Indoor Farmers Market at the Village at Bay Ridge will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 15, in the West Building dining room, 3950 Scenic Ridge. Vendors include Gallagher’s Farm Market and Lautner’s Farm Fresh Eggs. Call 932-9455 to learn more.
BENZONIA — Genealogist Lauri Gartner will be the guest speaker at the Wednesday, Aug. 14, meeting of the Benzie Area Genealogical Society.
Gartner will demonstrate “divining” to find unmarked graves, how to decipher and read old tombstones, methods for cleaning tombstones and how to use mirrors to enhance photographs of gravestones.
The short meeting and presentation starts at 2 p.m. at the Benzonia Township Cemetery on Love Road. In case of bad weather, the program will be at the Benzie Area Historical Museum, 6941 Traverse Ave.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Joshua Davis Trio will perform a benefit concert on Wednesday, Aug. 14, for the restoration and preservation of the Mission Point Lighthouse, a State and National Historic Site.
The event starts at 6 p.m. in the Peninsula Room at the Jolly Pumpkin. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include the concert and a dinner buffet. Proceeds from a silent auction and beer sales also will benefit the lighthouse. Tickets are available at Oryana Natural Foods Market or the Peninsula Market on Old Mission Peninsula.