Poet Laureate of Delaware to speak
TRAVERSE CITY — JoAnn Balingit, the Poet Laureate of Delaware, will share her poetry at 7 p.m. July 3 at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave.
ELK RAPIDS — “Anishninabek of the Grand Traverse Region” will be presented at 7 p.m. July 3 by JoAnne Gasco at the Elk Rapids Area Historical Museum, 301 Traverse St.
Gasco’s presentation compliments the historical museum’s special summer exhibit, “Anishinabe: First People;” running now through Sept. 1. She will share the history of the region’s Odawa people; where they lived, how they lived, their belief system, as well as how the changes in this region have impacted the Odawa people and how they live today as native people.
Gasco is from Peshawbestown. In 2012 she was elected to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Tribal Council
A $5 admission fee is suggested for adults; $2 for students (under 18). Children are free.
Concert on the Lawn
TRAVERSE CITY — The Boys of Bluegrass - Billy Strings and Don Julin - will make their debut performance as part of the Concert on the Lawn series, beginning at 7 p.m. July 3 at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
The event is free and open to the public; concessions will be available before the concert.
For more details, call 932-3027. In case of rain or extreme heat (90 degrees plus) the concert will be canceled.
Village Voices concert
NORTHPORT — The Village Voices and the Northport Community Band joined by the Northwestern Community College Band will perform beginning at 7 p.m. July 4 under the pavilion in Marina Park. Fireworks will follow.
Watershed Center call for artists
TRAVERSE CITY — The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay invites artists to apply to their nautical-themed juried art show, taking place Sept.18 to Oct. 24. All mediums are welcome, but should be inspired by the waters of the Grand Traverse Bay watershed, which encompasses portions of Grand Traverse, Antrim, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties. Entry fee is $10 for up to three pieces.