GT Dems meet
TRAVERSE CITY — All Democrats are invited to the Thursday, Sept. 5, meeting of the Grand Traverse County Democratic Executive Board.
The board meets at 6 p.m. at the MEA office, 1745 Barlow St. Attendees should bring non-perishable food items for area food banks. For details, call 946-5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Paid reservations are needed by Friday, Sept. 6, for the Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse Fall Kickoff Dinner.
The event will be held Monday, Sept. 16, at the Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St. A cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m., followed by a sit-down dinner at 7:30 p.m. The price is $30 per person.
Registration forms are available at www.gtnewcomers.org. Checks payable to Michele Richard, executive assistant, should be mailed to 4915 Black Bear Dr., Traverse City, MI 49685. For details, call 631-2448.
EMPIRE — The night sky will be on view Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Dune Climb parking lot.
The “Star Party” will be held from 9 to 11 p.m. with viewing of the summer Milky Way and deep sky objects. There is no charge, however National Park admission is required.
The event will be cancelled during inclement weather, with a decision made three hours before the event. Call 326-5135, ext. 331, for a voicemail message with the decision.
BENZONIA — The Benzonia Public Library, 891 Michigan Ave., is looking for donations of jigsaw puzzles in good condition with no missing pieces for its upcoming fund-raising puzzle sale. For details, call 882-4111.
Dine out for BACN
BENZIE COUNTY — On Tuesday the community can enjoy a dinner out and help Benzie Area Christian Neighbors.
A portion of each dinner check on that date at the Bayview Grille on Main Street in Frankfort or the Brookside Inn on U.S. 31 in Beulah will benefit BACN, the largest food and clothing pantry in Benzie County.