Heritage Trail open house
GLEN ARBOR — Skiers and snowshoers on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail are invited to stop at the historic log cabin at D.H. Day Campground today, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for complimentary cookies and coffee from Cherry Republic and hot chocolate from Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate.
Antrim Women Dems meet
CENTRAL LAKE — Nicole Cyr, a certified application counselor for the Affordable Health Care Act, will be the guest speaker at the Monday, Feb. 17, meeting of the Antrim Women Dems.
The group will meet at the Blue Pelican Inn. The luncheon is $12, payable at the door. Reservations are requested; email email@example.com.
Forum focuses on China
TRAVERSE CITY — The Thursday, Feb. 20, International Affairs Forum will continue the series’ focus on Asia with “The Rise of the Asian Tigers: Lessons for Beijing.”
Business executive Jep Gruman is the guest speaker.
During his 30-year career, Gruman has been an insider to the phenomenal growth of key Asian economies.
His most recent efforts have focused on the rapidly growing medical devices field in Asia as director of IncellDX, a California-based molecular diagnostics business.
The program starts at 6 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr.
Ticket-holders are invited to a reception at 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 each; free for students and current educators. For advance tickets, call 995-1700.
Lunch forum scheduled
TRAVERSE CITY — “Mystery” is the theme for Northwestern Michigan College Life Academy’s winter/spring lunch and forum series.
The next luncheon program will be from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the NMC University Center. Jerry Dobek, NMC astronomy professor and director of the Rogers Observatory, will discuss “Space Buzz-What’s Out There.”
He will take an up-to-date look at neighboring planets, extra-solar planets, and the expansion of the universe.
He also will share images of Mercury taken from the Messenger Mission and updates on New Horizons, the mission project to Pluto.
The cost is $18 for lunch and the program; $9 if you bring you own lunch.
For details or registration, call NMC Extended Education, 995-1700, or visit www.nmc.edu/life-academy.
Upcoming luncheons include “Murder Takes a Road Trip” with area mystery writers, March 14; and “Lighthouses and Shipwrecks,” April 25.
Program on Bonsai
KALKASKA — Dean Bull, the American Bonsai Society’s 2011 winner of the John Y. Naka design award, will discuss the Japanese art of Bonsai on Thursday, Feb. 20.
The free program starts at noon at the Kalkaska County Library, 247 S. Cedar St.
The public is welcome. For details or to learn more, call 258-9411.
Dental health skit will be presented
TRAVERSE CITY — Dental Assistant students from Northwestern Michigan College will present a skit prior to the Kids’ Matinee at the State Theatre.
The skit will be held prior to the 10 a.m. matinee on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the theater, 233 E. Front St.
It is designed to reinforce the importance of establishing proper dental hygiene habits from an early age.
The skit is free, admission to the film, “Rise of the Guardians,” is 25 cents.
Stop smoking class coming soon
TRAVERSE CITY — The American Lung Association will offer a “Freedom From Smoking” class for individuals who wish to quit smoking or chewing.
The seven-session series meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, and Wednesday, March 12, at Michigan Works! building, meeting room F, 1209 S. Garfield, suite C.
Attendance at all classes is recommended. Quit Night will be Monday, March 10.
The $150 cost includes materials and taxes. Scholarships and payment plans are available.
The first class is free for those who wish to observe before joining.
For details or to register, call 271-3684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michigan Tech scholarships
TRAVERSE CITY — The Michigan Tech Alumni Scholarship Committee-Northwest Michigan Chapter will award at least one $1,000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships to local students who will be attending Michigan Technological University for the first time this fall.
The application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 27.
The scholarship will be awarded based on scholastic achievement, extra curricular involvement, financial need and an interview process.
Applications are available in the Guidance Counselors’ offices of all Antrim, Grand Traverse and Leelanau County high schools and Northwestern Michigan College.
Applications also are available by contacting Tim Wolf, 590-4528 or email@example.com.