WNMC airs jazz
TRAVERSE CITY — WNMC Radio 90.7 FM will air Jazz at the Cambria live today, Feb. 13.
Jeff Haas trio bassist Jack Dryden and Randy Marsh on drums and harmonica will be joined by flutist Nancy Stagnitta and flutist and saxophonist Laurie Sears for a program of jazz standards and originals by Haas from 7-9:15 p.m. at Reflect Bistro in the Cambria Suites, 255 Munson Ave. There is no cover charge. For details, call 778-9000.
TRAVERSE CITY — The St. Patrick Men’s Club will prepare and serve a pancake breakfast to benefit the Lake Ann Lions Club eye and glasses program.
The meal will be served from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at St. Patrick Church, 630 W. Silver Lake Road. The cost is $5.50 for adults, $3.50 for children, free for children 4 and younger or $20 per family. Proceeds will help the Lake Ann Lions Club provide eye exams and/or glasses for those in need who are referred by Love INC. Additional donations are appreciated. For details, call 943-8545.
Scouts host breakfast
TRAVERSE CITY — Boy Scout Troop 36, sponsored by Central United Methodist Church, will host a lumberjack pancake breakfast fundraiser.
The meal will be served from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at the church, 222 Cass St. A free-will offering will be accepted. Proceeds help fund Boy Scout events and activities. For more information about the troop, call Eric Guldner, 883-5006.
TRAVERSE CITY — Mike Viijo spent 76 days walking from the southermost point of Louisiana to the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Minnesota. He will share his experiences with the Grand Traverse Hiking Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road. The program is free and open to the public.
SUTTONS BAY — The Inland Seas Education Association will hold an informational open house Wednesday, Feb. 19, for anyone interested in volunteering with the ISEA.
The open house will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the ISEA Education Center and Museum on Dame Street. Fred Sitkins, ISEA’s executive director, and Emily Shaw, education and volunteer coordinator, will speak briefly about the organization and volunteer opportunities. For details, call 271-3077 or visit www.schoolship.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — An information session that outlines the Health Insurance Marketplace will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Trained Navigator Jennifer Hansen of District Health Department #10 will provide information on key dates, how to apply for coverage and information enrollees need, where to find local help, features of the healthcare.gov website, levels of plans, individual mandate, exemptions to the mandate and more.
The program will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in conference rooms 1-3 at Munson Medical Center, 1105 Sixth St. It will be presented live on the REMEC TeleHealth Network. There is no charge and the public is welcome. Registration is requested; call 935-9265 or visit www.munsonhealthcare.org/mmcclasses.
Empty Bowls workshop
TRAVERSE CITY — Family Arts night at Blackbird Arts on Friday, Feb. 21, will benefit the Empty Bowls project to benefit Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan.
The Empty Bowls Workshop will meet from 6-8 p.m. at Blackbird Arts, 1485 Barlow St. Potter Phil Wilson will teach the basics of slab building a clay bowl. Participants can experiment with decorative techniques and glaze before the bowls are fired. Each person will create a bowl to take home and one to donate to the Empty Bowls event in April.
The $20 cost includes instruction, one hand-built bowl, one bisque-fired bowl, kiln firings and a soup and bread dinner prepared by local chefs. For details or to register, call 421-8085 or visit www.blackbirdartstc.com.
KALKASKA — “Build a Tower” is the theme for Lego-Rama from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Kalkaska County Library, 247 S. Cedar St. For details, call 258-9411.