Jazz house concert
TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwest MI Jazz Experience (NMJE) will host its first house concert of the 2013-14 season today, Sept. 8, at the home of NMJE member, Carol Bouskay, 9743 Bluff Trail, Williamsburg.
The 3-5:30 p.m. concert features pianist Jeff Haas, Lansing bassist Ed Fedewa, drummer John Driscoll and Grand Rapids trumpeter Chris Lawrence. Admission is $5 for NMJE members; $15 for non-members. Memberships will be available at the door. For directions or details, visit www.nmje.org.
Antrim GOP meets
BELLAIRE — The Antrim County Republication Party will meet from 7:30-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Forest Home Township Hall, 321 N. Bridge St. For directions, visit http://binged.it/104KUvG.
GLEN ARBOR — The Leelanau Independent Women for democratic Action (LIWdA) will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 10.
The meeting starts at 4 p.m. at the Leelanau School.
Jo Walker, co-chair of Blessings in a Backpack, will discuss the program that for the second year will provide a backpack of food each week during the school year for at-risk children in Suttons Bay, Leland, Northport, and Leelanau Montessori schools, along with the Leelanau Children’s Center in Leland and Northport,
The meeting is free and open to the public. For details, call 642-1391.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Musicale opens its fall season with music by The Accidentals and piano duets for four hands by Liz Bannister and Friend.
The Accidentals include two-time Musicale scholarship winner cellist Katie Larson and violinist Savannah Buist, accompanied by pianist Steve Larson.
The program starts at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
For details, visit www.gtmusicale.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Eagles Lodge will host a 1950’s fundraiser to benefit Catholic Human Services’ Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs.