Cabaret on Stage
Manistee — The Benzie Community Chorus brings "Cabaret on Stage" to the Ramsdell Theater, 101 Maple St., Friday, July 13, and Sunday, July 15. Tickets are$15 at the door or by calling the Cabaret box office, 352-5219.
Author signs book
Manistee — Robert Wangard will sign his books Saturday, July 14, at The Bookstore Manistee.
Wangard is the author of "Malice," "Target" and "Hard Water Blues." He will be at the book store, 391 River St., from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 887-4411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Family science day
East Jordan — Admission is free Saturday, July 14, at Raven Hill Discovery Center.
Family activities for all ages will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. at the discovery center, 4737 Fuller Road. For details, call 536-3369 or visit ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org.
Traverse City — Tom McCarthy will discuss Irish genealogy research at the next meeting of the Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society.
The group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3746 Veterans Dr. The public and guests are welcome.
State Pk. Rec 101
Northport — The Michigan State Park's Recreation 101 Program will offer a kayaking workshop with Crystal River Outfitters.
The free workshop will start at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Leelanau State Park, 15310 N. Lighthouse Point Road, north of Northport. A State Park Recreation Passport is required for park entry.
For details or to register, call 386-5422.
Suttons Bay — The Leelanau Unit of the League of Women Voters will sponsor a forum for the Democratic candidates running for the 101st District seat in the State House of Representatives.
Derek Bailey and Allen O'Shea will meet with the audience at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Leelanau County Government Center, 8527 E. Government Center Dr. The forum starts at 7 p.m. For information about state and county candidates visit www.vote411.org.
Traverse City — Williams Chevrolet is a donation site for a Benzie family of four who lost their home in a July 8 fire.
Donations will be accepted through July at the Williams showroom, 2600 U.S. 31 South. Household items in good or like-new condition and gift cards for gas, groceries, department/clothing stores, restaurants and cash are welcome.
Financial donations also can be made to the Fairfield Family Benefit Fund at Member's Credit Union, account number 4118036. Five is the electronic digit required for electronic transactions. For details, call 995-7541.
Tour de TART
Traverse City — Participants in this year's Tour de TART on Friday, July 27, will be able to ride on a completely paved route.
The 19-mile bike ride starts at the train depot on East Eighth Street and ends at Marina Park in Suttons Bay. Riders can leave between 4 and 6:30 p.m. Bus service starts at 7 p.m. and the last bus leaves at 9:30 p.m.
Registration through Thursday, July 19, is $30 adults, $5 for children; $35 and $10 after July 19. To register, visit traversetrails.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — The deadline for the Traverse City Film Festival bumper contest, with a theme of Why Traverse City Is Cool, is Monday, July 16. First prize is $1,000.
Details are at www.traversecityfilmfest.org.
Bay Film Series
SUTTONS BAY — Five of the eight films in the Bay Film Series at the Bay Theatre have been announced.
They are "A Separation," "The Intouchables," "5 Broken Cameras," "I Wish" and "Pina." The other films will be announced later along with dates.
For more information, go to www.thebaytheatre.com.