Young Onset Parkinson's picnic
Traverse city — The Young Onset Parkinson's Group will host its annual picnic Tuesday, Sept. 7.
The group will gather between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Traverse City Senior Center, 801 E. Front St. Attendees should bring a dish to pass. Other supplies will be provided.
Reservations are requested. For details or reservations, call 862-3234 or 946-1323.
Blue Star Memorial Marker dedication
Traverse City — The Grand Traverse Pavilions will host a dedication ceremony for a national Blue Star Memorial Marker.
The memorial honors all area veterans, and the donation came from the Ma-Ma-Ne-Sewong Garden Club and the National Garden Club.
The dedication will start at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, on the Grand Traverse Pavilions' campus. For more information, call 932-3027.
Grand Traverse Democrats to meet
Traverse City — All Democrats are invited to attend the Grand Traverse County Democratic Executive Board meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Michigan Education Association office, 1745 Barlow St.
Bring nonperishable food items to donate to area food banks. For more information, call 946-5555 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat plot, workers blessed
HONOR — A blessing will be held for the land and workers for a planned Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County house.
The blessing will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, on Deadstream Road, one house east of Indian Hill Road. The Dawe family will be living in the completed home.
The Benzie chapter of Habitat is again teaming up with students at the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Career Tech Center to build the home. The students will begin work in September. Students also built a Habitat home in Thompsonville during the 2009-10 school year.
For more information on Habitat, go to www.benziehabitat.org or 399-0300.
Artists garage sale will benefit WRC
TRAVERSE CITY — An artists garage sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, on the lawn of the Women's Resource Center's administrative office, 720 S. Elmwood Ave.
A wide variety of artwork will be available, including drawings, sketches, watercolor and acrylic paintings, art prints, batik, silk screenings, pottery, glasswork and more. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Women's Resource Center, a domestic- and sexual-violence agency serving the five county region.
For more information, call the Women's Resource Center at 941-1210.