FROM STAFF REPORTS
Author signs book
Traverse City — Karl Manke, author of 'Unintended Circumstances," will sign his book today, Aug. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Horizon Books. 243 E. Front St. For details, call 946-7290 or visit www.horizonbooks.com.
Glen Arbor — Mary Sutherland, author of the self-help book "Claim Your Self," will be the guest speaker Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the 4 p.m. meeting of the Leelanau Independent Women for Democratic Action at the Leelanau School. The public is invited. Contact Betty Bushey, 409-9339 or email@example.com, for information.
Author in Gaylord
Gaylord — Nationally acclaimed author Bonnie Jo Campbell will read from and sign her bestselling novel, "Once Upon a River," Thursday, Aug. 16, at Saturn Booksellers, 133 W. Main St.
Campbell will be at the book store at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For details or tickets, call (989) 732-8899, visit www.saturnbooksellers.com, or stop at the book store.
Senior kayak trips
Traverse City — The Senior Center Network and Uncommon Adventures are offering two kayak day trips. The trips are open to all members of the Senior Center Network.
On Wednesday, Aug. 29, seniors will begin at the Senior Center beach, 801 E. Front St., with a morning lesson, followed by lunch and a trip on Boardman Lake. The cost is $100.
On Thursday, Sept. 13, seniors will meet on Old Mission Peninsula and paddle to a local beach for a gourmet prepared meal followed by winery tours in the afternoon. This trip is $130.
All trips include sea kayaks, paddles, life vests and professional instruction. Registration can be done in person at the Senior Center. For details, call 922-4911.