Try belly dancing
TRAVERSE CITY — Crystal Bindi Studio will offer a free introductory belly dancing class today, July 20, at K.J. Charters Traverse City State Park through the park's Recreation 101 program.
The class will be held on the beach at 7 p.m. The award-winning Jewel Jigglers then will perform from 8:15 to 9 p.m. A Recreation Passport is required for state park admission. For details, visit www.michigan.gov/rec101.
GLEN ARBOR — The Manitou Music Festival will welcome THUMMp, an a cappella quintet from Detroit, to the top of the Homestead's Bay Mountain for a concert on Thursday, July 25.
Ticket holders can view and bid on silent auction items offered by the Glen Arbor Art Association and take a chair lift or golf cart ride to the top of the mountain starting at 6 p.m. The performance starts at 7 p.m. Chairs will be provided and refreshments will be available to purchase. In case of rain, the concert will be at the Homestead's Mountain Flower Meeting Center.
Tickets are $20; $18 for Glen Arbor Art Association members. For tickets or details, call 334-6112 or visit www.glenarborart.org.
The church and immigration
TRAVERSE CITY — Christ United Methodist Church will host an informational program on Justice for Our Neighbors, a program that provides legal services to low-income immigrants, community education and advocacy.
The conversation about immigration and the church starts at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the church, 1249 Three Mile Road. A short video titled "Jasmine's Story" will be shown followed by a question and answer period. For details, call the church, 946-3048.
MANCELONA — Antrim Church of Christ will hold Vacation Bible School Monday through Friday, July 29-Aug. 2, for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
The theme is "Athens: Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth," and focuses on the Apostle Paul's second missionary journey. Classes will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the church, 10228 S. U.S. 131. A family picnic will follow the closing program on Friday, Aug. 2. For details, call 587-0396.