FROM STAFF REPORTS
Interlochen — Interlochen Center for the Arts is offering a special ticket package for its Monday through Thursday, Oct. 10-13, symposium to explore the changing world of the arts.
The $150 package includes the opening keynote by Sheryl Connelly, Oct. 10; the performance of "These Young Men and Women" by Jack Ferver and the IAA Theatre Co., Oct. 10; Andrea Gibson's performance Oct. 11; the Q & A with Tony Kushner Oct. 12; and the closing performance by the ETHEL string quartet Oct. 13.
For details or ticket packages, go to tickets.interlochen.org.
Traverse City — The Jeff Haas Trio will perform an afternoon of jazz from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Chateau Chantal, 15900 Rue de Vin. There is no cover charge and select chateau wines, sparkling juices, lemonade and coffee will be available to purchase. For details, call 223-4110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Off the Wall' film
Alden — The Thursday, Oct. 4, "Off the Wall" movie is "Wait Until Dark."
The 1967 film stars Audrey Hepburn as a recently blinded woman terrorized by thugs. Hepburn's portrayal won her an Academy Award.
A meal will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the movie at 7 p.m. at the Alden District Library, 8751 Helena Road. There is no charge and the public is welcome. For details or to sign up, call 331-4318.
Traverse City — InsideOut Gallery's Outre Lounge invites the community to relax and enjoy classic films during its Cocktail Cinema.
The first film night on Thursday, Oct. 4, is a Clint Eastwood double feature with "Play Misty For Me" from 6 to 7:45 p.m. and "Dirty Harry" from 8:30 to 10:15 p.m. The movie and popcorn are free.
InsideOut is at 229 Garland St.; call 929-3254.
Traverse City — The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy will hold seed collecting and trail building events in October.
Help is needed collecting sedge, grass and wildflower seeds in the Arcadia area. Seed collection workshops start at 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10 and 17. Call 929-7911 to verify the status and location of workdays.
Volunteers will be building a sustainable trail system and recreational asset at Glacial Hills in Antrim County. Help is needed starting at 10 a.m. Fridays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Tools will be provided.
For details or to volunteer, call 929-7911 or visit www.gtrlc.org/events.
Traverse City — The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area is hosting its Showcase of Remodeled Homes.
Seven area builders will have remodeled homes open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Advance tickets are $8 at Floor Covering Brokers, Traverse City Visitors Center, Preston Feather Window & Door Design Center, the Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce, the Home Builders Association office and online at www.hbagta.com. Tickets are $10 at showcase homes.
Zonta Fall Festival
Benzonia — The Benzie Area Zonta Fall Festival is Saturday, Oct. 6, at Benzie Central Junior High School, 9300 Homestead Road.
The event starts with registration at 8 a.m. Participants may choose four of the 30 one-hour seminars, hands-on workshops and classes offered.
Advance registration is $7, with additional fees for workshops supplying materials or food. Registration is $8 on festival day. Lunch will be available for an additional $7 and sack lunches are welcome. For details or to register, call 325-2964 or visit www.zonta15.org/benzie_events.html.
Glen Arbor — The Glen Arbor Art Association will sponsor a workshop titled "Creating Impressionistic Landscapes in Plein Air" by Minnesota artist Andy Evansen.
The workshop from Oct. 15-18 will include studio and plein air instruction at The Homestead Resort. For details, call 334-6112 or email email@example.com. To register, visit www.glenarborart.org.
Dine out for 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.
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.
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.
Ballot issues talk
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.
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.
Cookies for Kids
Suttons Bay — The Princess and the Pirate, sister store of The Front Porch, will hold its second annual Cookies for Kids' Cancer Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Cookies for Kids' Cancer is a nonprofit organization committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancers.
Baked good donations are needed and bakers will receive a cookie spatula from OXO. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last year, the store raised $1,500, which was matched by OXO. They hope to surpass that amount this year.