Library book sale
KINGSLEY — Kingsley Friends of the Library will hold a two-day book sale at the library, 213 S. Brownson.
Shoppers can pay $5 for early entry to the sale on Friday, Oct. 11, with free admission from 4-7 p.m. The sale continues from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, with a bag sale starting at noon. For details, call Beth Anderson, 263-5484.
Pet Picture Day
MAPLE CITY — Oakwood Pet Memorial Center will sponsor the second annual Pet Picture Day to benefit the Military Working Dog Team Support Association, a group organized solely to benefit both active and retired military working dogs.
The fundraiser will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Oakwood’s facility, 1631 W. Burdickville Road. Jeff Rabidoux of Life on the 45th Parallel Photography will take professional quality photos and provide pet owners with a digital copy of their picture that day. Pet owners also receive a printed hard copy in the mail. The cost is $25. Businesses that specialize in pet products also will be on hand.
All pets must be on a leash, in a carrier or otherwise under control. For details, visit www.oakwoodpetmemorialcenter.com.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Friends of the Peninsula Community Library invites newcomers to its next regular meeting.
The group will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the library, 2699 Island View Road. For details, call 223-7700 or visit www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Glen Eagle Retirement Community will host a WAR (Women at Risk) Jewelry & Accessory Sale on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
The sale will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Glen Eagle, 3950 Sumac Dr. It features handmade products from many countries made by women recovering from either abuse or slavery and all proceeds go directly to WAR. For details, call 935-4553.
Book club selection
ALDEN — The Books and Brie Book Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Alden District Library, 8751 Helena Road, to discuss Colum McCann’s book “Let the Great World Spin.” New members are welcome. For details, call 331-4318.
Fiction writer talk
GLEN ARBOR — Karen Hildebrandt, fiction writer and current Glen Arbor Art Association artist-in-residence, will give a presentation on Thursday, Oct. 10.
Hildebrandt will talk about her work, her novel about a militant British Suffragette, and her residency at 7:30 p.m. at the GAAA, 3061 S. Lake St. The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 334-6112.
Lunch and Learn
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse Area District Library will host a lunch and learn event on Thursday, Oct. 10, in observance of World Sight Day.
The event will be hosted from noon-1 p.m. at the library, 610 Woodmere Ave., with a program by the Talking Book Library. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. For details, visit www.tadl.org.
BJ and Pearls
TRAVERSE CITY — A three-day celebration of and for moms will be hosted at 3210C Racquet Club Dr. It marks the fifth anniversary of Single MOMMS Ministry.
Activities from 1-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, are free, with chair massages from 1-5 p.m. and an open house with appetizers from 5-6:30 p.m.
Events on Friday, Oct. 11, will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and include $75 one-hour essential oil treatments, and $5 cooking classes from 1-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Appointments/registration and payment in advance are required for all activities.
On Saturday, Oct. 12, there will be classes on how to do essential oil techniques from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. The cost is $99 per person. Registration and payment in advance is required.
For details or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include BJ and Pearls in the subject line; or call 944-2576 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Lions Club forming
KINGSLEY — Anyone interested in starting a Kingsley Lions Club is invited to an organizational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at The Rock of Kingsley on Blair Street. For details, call 263-8025 or 313-1837.
TRAVERSE CITY — The state’s premier conference on campaign finance reform will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at the West Bay Beach Resort-A Holiday Inn Resort, 615 E. Front St. The public is invited.
The conference features keynote speaker Ian Vandewalker of the Brennan Center for Justice. The suggested donation is $35 for adults, $25 for students and senior citizens, which includes lunch. Registration is required. For details or to register, go to http://michiganelectionreform.org/, visit Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/MichiganElectionReformtcconference, or contact Dan O’Neil, email@example.com or 645-0826.
Free health clinic
TRAVERSE CITY — Immanuel Baptist Church will host a free health clinic on Saturday, Oct. 12.
The clinic will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church, 1027 McRae Hill Road. It includes free medical, dental, optical, chiropractic screenings, and care by licensed professionals, physical therapy, a warm meal, free winter outerwear, family portraits and haircuts, plus a health and hygiene pantry. Various community agencies also will be on hand with information.
For details, call Pastor Matt Herron at the church, 946-6938, or Clinic Coordinator Kellie Beaton, 357-0392 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Onekama fall fest
ONEKAMA — Onekama’s Fall Festival will be hosted on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Onekama Village Park.
Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free activities, food vendors, and arts and crafts. In case of bad weather, the festival will be held at Onekama School.
ALDEN — The Rev. Alan Stadelman will give a free presentation on paranormal activity on Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Helena Township Community Center, 8751 Helena Road.
“Spirits, Goblins and Ghosts, Oh My!” will start at 2 p.m. Stadelman, who has traveled to more than 14 countries and lectured across the United States, will examine the possible origins and scientific explanations for “things that go bump in the night.” The program is sponsored by the Alden District Library. For details, call 331-4318.