FROM STAFF REPORTS
Interlochen — Senior citizens are invited to celebrate the new year, January birthdays and anniversaries at the Monday, Jan. 14, Senior Luncheon at Redeemer Lutheran Church, U.S. 31 and Rogers Road.
Armchair exercises start at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and games. The meal is $3; activities are free. Attendees may bring a sack lunch.
Lunch reservations are due by 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11; call or leave a message at 620-0840.
Cadillac — "New Year's Resolutions You Can Achieve" is the title of a program at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Cadillac Public Library, 411 S. Lake St. Admission is free; call 510-9047.
Free family day
East Jordan — For the fourth consecutive year, Raven Hill Discovery Center has received funding for its FREE (Families Reaching for Educational Excellence) Second Saturdays.
The center will continue to offer free admission for families from noon to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month, starting Jan. 12. Family groups will be able to strengthen creative and critical thinking skills through hands-on exhibits and displays, plus enjoy the animals and the outdoor exhibits.
Raven Hill is on Pearsall Road, just off C-48. For details or to check winter road conditions, call 536-3369.
Traverse City — Magic Slim & the Teardrops will bring their style of Mississippi-to-Chicago blues to the stage at the Dennos Museum Center.
The Chicago band will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in Milliken Auditorium, 1410 College Dr. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door and $22 for Museum members, plus a $2 processing fee. For details or tickets, call 995-1553 or (800) 836-0717, or visit www.dennosmuseum.org or www.mynorthtickets.com.
Traverse City — The Northwest MI Jazz Experience (NMJE) will host a concert and jam session on Sunday, Jan. 13.
The concert from 3 to 5:30 p.m. will be held at Harbor West Yacht Club, M-22 and Cherry Bend Road. It will feature Steve Talaga on piano, drummer Tim Froncek and Jack Dryden on bass. Sitting in on the jam session will be vocalist Janice Keegan, saxophonist Bill Sears and pianist Jeff Haas among other area musicians.
The event is open to the public. Admission is $5 for NMJE members, $15 for non-members. For details, visit www.nmje.org.
Flute class, choir
Traverse City — Registration is under way for adult and youth flute classes and an adult flute choir.
Flute classes meet at the flute studio at Northwestern Michigan College. Adult flute choir starts at noon Friday, Jan. 18, in room 102 of the fine arts building at NMC. Private lessons also are available.
For details or to register, call NMC Extended Education, 995-1700.
Art quilt class
Benzonia — Textile artist Ann Loveless will offer a "confetti landscape art quilt class" at Grow Benzie, 5885 M-115.
The class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. The quilt will be free-motion machine stitched and beginners are welcome. Backing fabric, Steam-a-Seam fusible web, a photo to work from, instructions and fabric scraps to share will be provided.
The class fee is $25. For details, a list of supplies or registration, contact Deb Query, director, 882-9801, Ann Loveless, 352-5491, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.growbenzie.org.