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Relay kick off
LAKE LEELANAU — The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Leelanau County will kick off its fund-raising efforts with a party and Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Leelanau VFW Post, with a meet and greet. A short presentation at 6 p.m. will be followed by dancing from 6:30 to 10 p.m. to music by Willie and the Wannabe. There also will be a silent auction, children's activities, door prizes and more. Expo style tables will be set up with team supplies and there will be time for questions and answers.
The Leelanau County Relay for Life will be held July 27-28 at the Suttons Bay High School track. For details on how to get involved or about the kick-off event, contact Stacia Kohler Thompson, 866-0292 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Community members can start a team, join an existing team, register as a survivor or make a donation at www.relayforlife.org/LeelanauCountyMI.
Traverse City — The History Center of Traverse City's Winter Sports exhibit is open and on display through March 2.
The exhibit features the history of Crystal Mountain Resort and vintage snowmobiles on loan from Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum in Naubinway. There is a chairlift for photo opportunities, four antique snowmobiles, ski accessories and other winter sports items.
Chris (Petritz) MacInnes, a current management group owner at Crystal Mountain, will share stories from Crystal Mountain at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the History Center.
Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for all guests 5 and older. The History Center is located at 322 Sixth St. For details, call 995-0313, or visit www.traversehistory.org.
Manton — The Manton Area Heritage Restoration Group will host a jamboree on Saturday, Feb. 16.
The event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at Manton School with music and dancing. Beginners are welcome and donations will be accepted at the door. Food will be available. Call Bev Monroe, 824-3391, for details.
Clean Water meeting
Suttons Bay — Leelanau Clean Water meets at 9 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Leelanau County Government Center, 8527 E. Government Center Dr. The next meeting is Thursday, Feb. 21. For details, call 256-9812.
Glen Arbor — Applications for two artists' programs are now available from the Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA). The application deadline is March 1.
Upgraded applications for the 2013 Artist-In-Residence and GAAA Gallery Show programs may be downloaded and printed by going to www.glenarborart.org and clicking on the "Artist" tab at the top.
Artist residencies are two weeks in length and offered throughout the year. Gallery shows are open to Art Association members and offered on eight weekends in July and August.
Traverse City — The Zonta Club of Traverse City is taking applications for its Young Women in Public Affairs award. The application deadline is March 1.
The $1,000 award recognizes a young woman between the ages of 16 and 19 for her commitment to volunteer leadership activities and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women.
For details and applications, visit http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/YoungWomeninPublicAffairsAwards.aspx.
Call for art
Frankfort — The Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts is looking for art celebrating women.
The "Celebrating Women" exhibit is open to all artists, who are invited to submit up to two pieces of original art in any media that has not been displayed previously at the art center. Two-dimensional art must be framed and ready to hang.
Art will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday or Tuesday, March 4-5, at the art center, 132 Coast Guard Road. The themed exhibition celebrating Women's History Month will be on display March 8 through April 7. An artist reception will be hosted 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 8.
For entry forms and details, visit www.oliverartcenterfrankfort.org or call 352-4151.
TRAVERSE CITY — The St. Patrick Men's Club will hold a benefit pancake breakfast Sunday, Feb. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Proceeds will be used to benefit the Keryx Prison Ministry. Keryx is a laymen-led, nonprofit Christian-based ministry for correctional institutions.
Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, cheesy hash browns, applesauce and beverages. Cost is $5.50 for adults and $3.50 for children, or $20 for a family. Children under 5 are free.
PETOSKEY — The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Sunday Series will present a chamber music concert entitled "Chestnuts, Old and New" at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Petoskey on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m.
Orchestra members Julie Schleif, horn, and Paul Sonner, violin, will be joined by tenor Larry Winegar and Interlochen Arts Academy pianist Steve Larson in a program featuring works for horn, violin, voice and piano.
Admission is free. For more information, visit www.glcorchestra.org.