Used book sale
LELAND — Friends of the Leland Township Library host a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15. Readers of all ages can browse texts in the Munnecke Room. Proceeds benefit the library. More details: 231-256-9152.
‘A Christmas Carol’ auditions
TRAVERSE CITY — Youth ages 10 and older may audition for “A Christmas Carol” from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 15 at Old Town Playhouse. Adults can audition at 7 p.m. Sept. 17-18. Some parts require singing, dancing, acrobatics and juggling skills. Two acapella quartets are also needed. Performances are set for Nov. 23 through Dec. 8. More details: 231-947-2210.
SUTTONS BAY — The Bay Theatre is set to screen two Detroit Public Television documentaries from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 20. People can watch “Beneath the Surface: The Line 5 Pipeline in the Great Lakes” and “Tapping the Great Lakes.” A panel discussion follows. More details: 231-271-3722.
IAF kicks off Sept. 20
INTERLOCHEN — The International Affairs Forum kicks off its 25th anniversary season Sept. 20 at Interlochen Center for the Arts. National Geographic Chief Editor Susan Goldberg presents at 7 p.m. in Corson Auditorium. Tickets are $20. Box office: 231-276-7800.
Fall Family Fest Sept. 21
TRAVERSE CITY — Fall Family Fest is set from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 21 at Traverse Area District Library. Join Storyteller Jenifer Strauss for games, activities and autumn tales. All ages are welcome.
Fine arts and crafts auction
LELAND — Leelanau Early Childhood Development Commission hosts a fine arts and crafts auction from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Leland Lodge. People can enjoy appetizers and wine and browse artwork for purchase. Tickets are $50, with proceeds supporting the Parenting Communities Program. More details: 231-256-9848.
Annual rotary show
ELK RAPIDS — Elk Rapids Rotary hosts its annual show “Comedy TV: We’ll Take You Back!” at 7 p.m. Sept. 21-22 at the high school’s Peterman Auditorium. The Lions Club plans to serve a homemade meal before the show. The show costs $10 and dinner is $11. Pay $20 for both. Proceeds support Rotary Good Works grants. Contact: 231-264-8108.
Dancing for charities
TRAVERSE CITY — The annual SwingShift and the Stars performance competition starts at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at City Opera House. The September charities: Christ’s Hope International, 22-2-NONE, the Children’s House and City Opera House. Table seating is $35, reserved is $30 and general admission is $25. Contact: 231-941-8082.
KINGSLEY — A Country Dance kicks off with a hot dog dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Summit City Grange in Kingsley. The dance begins at 7 and features waltzes, polkas and square dances accompanied by the Straight Forward Band. Donations accepted. More details: 231-263-4499.
Craft show Sept. 22
KALKASKA — A craft show is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Bear Lake Christian Church, 221 E. Bear Lake Rd.
TRAVERSE CITY — Veterans for Peace Chapter 50 hosts International Day of Peace Celebrations. A sunrise greeting starts at 8 a.m. Sept. 21 at Clinch Park Beach. Afterward, the mayor gives a proclamation. Peace pole planting begins at 10 a.m. at Peace Park on East Bay.
Music and speakers run from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 23. Afterward, a peace march goes from the Open Space through downtown.