KINGSLEY — The Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Department (RecycleSmart) will hold a household hazardous waste and pesticide collection Sept. 28.
The collection event will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by appointment at the Grand Traverse County Road Commission building, 1471 E. M-113. It is free to Grand Traverse County residents (up to 150 pounds). Accepted materials include oil-based and latex paints, cleaning products, pesticides, mercury, moth balls, pool chemicals and more. For an appointment or details, call 941-5555 or visit www.RecycleSmart.info. Online scheduling is recommended.
FRANKFORT — Once again, Bea Stone’s birthday party will be a fundraiser for Benzie Area Christian Neighbors, one of her favorite charities.
The community is invited to help Stone celebrate her 88th birthday from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 30, at Michigan Shores. The party is being hosted by the Tuesday Trekkers. There will be wine, cheese, music and the Hot Dog Men will be back by popular demand to serve hot dogs.
Donations will benefit BACN’s food pantry. The goal is to raise $7,500, which will cover the cost of one month of pantry food purchases. Those unable to attend may send greetings to Stone at Apt. 104, 641 Michigan Ave., Frankfort, MI 49635.
Jigsaw Puzzle Sale
BENZONIA — The Friends of the Benzonia Public Library will hold a used jigsaw puzzle sale on Sept. 28.
The sale will be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the library on U.S. 31. Proceeds support the library. For details, call 882-4111.
BELLAIRE — The Bellaire Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 15th annual Harvest Festival and Scarecrow Extravaganza on Sept. 28.
Activities take place from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Bellaire and start with a Boy Scout pancake breakfast at the Bellaire Senior Center. New this year is a Festival Beer Tent featuring Short’s Brewing Company and live music by Levi Britton. There also will be a cross country 5K run, a heaviest pumpkin contest, arts and crafts, a flea market and farmers market. a best-dressed pet parade, and a car show.
For details and 5K run information, visit www.bellairechamber.org or call 533-6023.
SUMMIT CITY — A country dance on Sept. 28, will feature live music.
The event includes a hot dog supper at 6 p.m., followed by dancing from 7-10 p.m. at the Summit City Grange Hall, 3060 Factory St. Donations will be accepted. For details, call 263-4499.
TRAVERSE CITY — A Northern Michigan Lyme Disease Support Group meeting will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Living Hope’s Chalet, 610 Three Mile Road North. For details, call Judy Mallory, 269-3406, or the MLDA, (888) 784-5963.
KALKASKA — A spaghetti dinner, sponsored by the Peoples Church, will benefit KAIR.
The meal will be served from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Kalkaska Senior Center, 303 S. Coral St. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 17, free for children 4 and younger and $20 for families of four or more. There also will be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes.
TRAVERSE CITY — Fred Goldenberg will discuss changes in Medicare in 2013 at the next Successful Aging Series program.
Goldenberg is the owner of Senior Benefit Solutions and founder of the Senior Resource Alliance of Northern Michigan. His program starts at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions, off South Elmwood Avenue. He will cover Medicare basics and offer an in-depth look at various parts of the plans associated with it.
The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 932-3027.
TRAVERSE CITY — The United Methodist Women of Central United Methodist Church will hold a fall rummage sale.
Sale hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the church, 222 Cass St. Proceeds benefit mission projects. For details, call 946-5191.
TRAVERSE CITY — A benefit will be sponsored Saturday, Sept. 28, to help Tom and Donna Ogella, who were injured in a motorcycle accident on June 28 while visiting family in Ohio.
The couple’s bike insurance covers medical costs and upcoming physical therapy, but they both have been unable to work and need help covering two-plus months of bills.
The fundraiser will be held at the Eagles Club, 409 W. 14th St., with a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. and live music by EverShine from 8-11 p.m. There also will be a Chinese auction. Admission is $8 for dinner and entertainment; $5 for general admission.
Donations also are being accepted at Escape Salon, 346 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684. For details, call Carol Thayer, 590-2216.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse and Congregation Ahavat Shalom and Congregation Beth El will sponsor a free screening of the award-winning documentary “Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War.”
The film documents the story of the Rev. Waitsill and Martha Sharp, American missionaries who saved hundreds from persecution and death in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. It will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the UU Congregation, 6726 Center Road. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
CHARLEVOIX — Greensky Hill Indian Mission United Methodist Church will host a harvest dinner from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the church, 08484 Greensky Hill Road. For details, call 547-2028.
BEULAH — St. Andrews Presbyterian Church will host a fall Family Bazaar with arts and crafts and resale items from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the church, 8190 Lincoln Road. Lunch will be available. Call 882-4241 to learn more.