TRAVERSE CITY — Donations are being accepted starting today, May 27, for the Central United Methodist Church Men's Parking Lot Sale.
Acceptable items include sporting goods, camping gear, yard and other tools, and baseball, softball and hockey gear. No books, appliances, electronics or clothes will be accepted. To arrange for large items to be picked up, call Tom Atkinson, 922-3640.
The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the church parking lot, 222 Cass St. Proceeds benefit Central's Boy Scout Troop 36 and the Central softball team. For details or to help, call Harvey Norris, 947-1032.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Lego Carnival has returned to the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St.
The "Building Blocks of America" exhibit features Lego replicas of iconic structures including an 10-foot tall Statue of Liberty, 28-foot long Mackinac Bridge, the White House, the Empire State Building, Golden Gate Bridge and others. Other Michigan buildings also will be exhibited including the Traverse City State Hospital. Visitors also can freelance build using 40,000 assorted bricks, play in life-sized block tunnels and build with 600 jumbo blocks. The museum's regular exhibits also will be open.
Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Labor Day. Admission is $5 for all guests ages 5 and older; free for ages 4 and younger. For details, call 995-0313 or visit www.traversehistory.org.
ELK RAPIDS — Four northern Michigan galleries will participate in an open house gallery walk on Saturday, June 1.
Fine art, guest artists and demonstrations will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mullaly's 128 Studio & Gallery on River Street, Blue Heron Gallery on Ames Street, and Twisted Fish Gallery and StoneHedge Gallery & Studio, both on U.S. 31. Four $100 gift certificates will be drawn from visitors to all four galleries.
Brown Bridge work bee
TRAVERSE CITY — A work bee will be held Saturday June 1, at the Brown Bridge Quiet Area.
Help is needed from 9 a.m. to noon to create habitat along the Boardman River and prepare bottomlands for recreational use by removing invasive plants and establishing hiking trails. Volunteers should meet at the former Brown Bridge Quiet Area boat launch. For details, visit www.natureiscalling.org.
Benefit for sculpture fund
CADILLAC — A fund-raising barbecue will be hosted Saturday, June 1, by the Friends of the Cadillac Library to benefit the Sculpture Fund.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cadillac Library, 411 S. Lake St. Tickets are $15 and available at Brinks Art & Frame Gallery.
Paddle craft safety
TRAVERSE CITY — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a Paddle Craft Safety Course that will focus on canoe and kayak safety, emergency procedures and more.
The class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road. The fee is $10 to cover the cost of the textbook. For details or to register, call Dianne Walker, 941-8076.
LAKE LEELANAU — St. Mary School's 19th annual Golf-a-Thon is Friday, June 7, at Bay Meadow Golf Course. Golfers, donations and greens' sponsors still are needed. For details, call the Development Office, 256-9670, or Jeff Korson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-7538.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Northern Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is offering a $1,000 scholarship.
The scholarship will be given to a qualified student living in Antrim, Benzie, Crawford, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Manistee, Missaukee, Roscommon or Wexford counties. Qualified applicants must be attending an NAAB accredited architecture program or be current high school seniors accepted to an NAAB accredited school of architecture.
The submission deadline is June 15. For details or an application, contact the American Institute of Architects Northern Michigan Chapter, 947-2700 or email@example.com.
GRASP deadline extended
TRAVERSE CITY — The GRASP Reading & Math program registration deadline has been extended.
The at-home summer program is for kindergarten through eighth-grade students throughout northern Michigan. Students complete one lesson a week at home and mail it to reading and math teachers who review, score and return the assignments.
The cost is $75 for either reading or math; $129 for both. Financial aid is available. Northwestern Michigan College will continue to accept registrations into June or as long as supplies last. For details or to sign up, download the GRASP flyer at www.nmc.edu/kids, or call NMC Extended Education, 995-1700.