FROM STAFF REPORTS
Dine out, help BACN
Benzie County — The historic Watervale Inn, 1244 Watervale Road, Arcadia, and Cold Creek Inn, Main Street, Beulah, will donate 10 percent of their proceeds on Tuesday, Oct. 2, to Benzie Area Christian Neighbors. Diners choosing the Watervale Inn should note that there is one dinner seating at 6:30 p.m. and reservations are required; call 352-9083.
Program on energy
Suttons Bay — The Leelanau unit of the League of Women Voters GTA will host a presentation by Skip Pruss, former Director of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth in the Gov. Granholm administration.
Pruss will discuss the non-partisan Michigan Clean Renewable Electric Energy Standard Proposal at noon Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Leelanau County Government Center, 8527 E. Government Center Dr. The public is welcome.
Help kids be unique
Traverse City — Central United Methodist Church will sponsor the "Kid Unique" program, designed to equip adults to help children recognize the best in themselves.
Sessions will meet from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 3-Nov. 14, at the church, 222 Cass St. The series is $15 per person or $20 per couple. For details or to sign up, call the church office, 946-5191, or visit www.tccentralumc.org.
Talk on ballot issues
Frankfort — Reservations are due Thursday, Oct. 4, for the next educational luncheon meeting of the Republican Women of Benzie County. Statewide ballot issues will be the focus.
The open-to-the-public luncheon will start at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Betsie Bay Inn on Main Street. Doug DeYoung, vice president of government relations and business advocacy for the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance, will be the guest speaker. The $13 lunch fee will be taken at the door. For details or reservations, call 378-2252 and leave a message.
History group meets
Traverse City — Ted Bagley, Laura Johnson and Ann Swaney will talk about the history of the old dock at Old Mission at the Thursday, Oct. 4, meeting of the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society.
The group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Peninsula Township Hall, 13235 Center Road. The public is invited and encouraged to contribute information about the dock. For details, call 947-0947 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.