TRAVERSE CITY — A Northern Michigan Lyme Disease Support Group meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, Aug. 22, at Living Hope’s Chalet, 610 Three Mile Road.
For details, call Judy Mallory, 269-3406, or the Michigan Lyme Disease Association, (888) 784-5963.
LELAND — The public is invited to a weekend exhibit of recent paintings by Leelanau artist David Grath.
A reception will be hosted from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the Old Art Building. The exhibit continues on Saturday, Aug. 24.
THOMPSONVILLE — Michigan Legacy Art Park invites area teachers, administrators, parents and paraprofessionals to Educators Appreciation Day on Friday, Aug. 23.
The event will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Education Director Patricia Innis and Art Park artists will be on hand to introduce the “Looking to Learn” educational materials and artist-in-residence programs. Information on obtaining grants for field trips to the park also will be available and all attendees will receive educational materials.
Registration is required; call 378-4963 or email email@example.com. In case of rain, the event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26.
Class of ‘58 potluck
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City High School class of 1958 will meet for a potluck on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The get-together will start at 5 p.m. at the home of Ross Biederman, 1003 Peninsula Dr. Attendees are asked to bring their own seating. For details, call Sharon Hill, 946-7424, or Chuck Raney, 463-0282.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Senior Center Network will host an end-of-summer Country Hoedown on Friday, Aug. 23.
The celebration will start at 7 p.m. at Twin Lakes Park on North Long Lake Road. A DJ will be playing country favorites and line dancing instructors will be on hand to teach several new steps. New this year is contra dancing. Regular line dancing starts at 8 p.m. and beginners are welcome.
Alden Arts Festival
ALDEN — Local artists will offer work in all mediums at affordable prices during the Alden Depot Arts Festival.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Alden Depot, 10670 Coy St. Visitors also can visit the museum and view the caboose. For details, visit www.visitalden.com.
Picnic and games
LAKE ANN — The St. Andrews Society of NW Michigan will host a picnic and Highland Games Sunday, Aug. 25.
The event from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Almira Township Park will include games for all ages, a potluck picnic and live Scottish entertainment. For details or reservations, call 947-3902.
Twisted Fish exhibit
ELK RAPIDS — An exhibit of new work by abstract impressionist painter Antonio “Tony” Macioce closes Twisted Fish Gallery’s Summer of Fun show schedule.
Macioce’s art is new to the northern Michigan art scene. It may be viewed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 22 at the gallery, 10443 S. Bayshore Dr. Call 264-0123 or visit www.twistedfishgallery.com to learn more.
Honor farm market
HONOR — The Honor Farmers & Flea Market will hold a weekend market Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25.
Market hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There will be some regular Tuesday vendors in addition to some new vendors. For details, call Susan Lemon, 357-3489, or Carolyn Roth, 325-7982.
ATWOOD — Professor Chuck Cleland will lead a history walk on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Antrim Creek Natural Area.
Cleland will discuss geological and archaeological features and the use of the region by the first peoples through the lumbering era to the present designation as a nature preserve. Northwestern Michigan College professor Stephen Drake also will demonstrate flintknapping, the ancient art of working stone to form points for tools utensils and hunting.
The walk starts at 10 a.m. Participants should meet at the kiosk at the south entrance of the Antrim Creek Natural Area on Old Dixie Highway, off Rex Beach Road. There is no charge and the public is invited. Registration is required; call 533-8314.
Piping plover talk
SUTTONS BAY — The Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) will host ornithologist and naturalist Alice Van Zoeren at a free public seminar on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
Van Zoeren will discuss her work involving piping plover population resurgence in Lake Michigan at 7 p.m. at the ISEA Education Center, 100 Dame St. The program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For details, contact the ISEA, 271-3077 or www.schoolship.org.
Antique auto club
TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwestern Michigan Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (NW MI Region AACA) will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Elks Lodge #323, 625 Bay St. New members are welcome; call Mike Nickels, 947-2599, or Ron Kovacs, 933-6141.