BELLAIRE — An exhibit by pottery artist Andrew Otis will open at the Parkside Arts Council Gallery, 220 N. Bridge St.
A reception for the artist will be hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 13, at the gallery. Otis' work will be on display through August. For details, visit www.parksidearts.org.
Claudia Schmidt performs
CHARLEVOIX — Folk vocalist Claudia Schmidt will play a free concert in support of her album "Bend in the River: Collected Songs" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Charlevoix Public Library, 200 Clinton St. For details, call 547-2651 or visit www.charlevoixlibrary.org.
ELK RAPIDS — Upper Peninsula filmmaker/historian Bill Jamerson will pay musical tribute to Wisconsin and Michigan lumberjacks at the Thursday, Aug. 15, meeting of the Elk Rapids Area Historical Society.
"It's Daylight in the Swamps: A Musical Tribute to the Wisconsin and Michigan Lumberjacks" will start at 7 p.m. at the Elk Rapids Area Historical Museum, 301 Traverse St. A short archival video also will be shown. Admission at the door is a suggested donation of $5 for adults, $2 for students 17 and younger and free for children. Proceeds benefit the historical society's building preservation.
For details, call 264-8984, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.elkrapidshistory.org.
LELAND — Tina Norris, Lifelong Learning genealogy instructor at Northwestern Michigan College, will be the featured presenter at the next monthly genealogy workshop at the Leland Library, 203 E. Cedar St.
The workshop will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. It is designed to help beginning and advanced genealogists research family history information. Space is limited and registration is required. For details or to register, call 256-9152, or stop at the library.
Paddle for Pints
TRAVERSE CITY — A new event titled "Paddle for Pints" Brewery Pub Crawl created by TC Ale Trail will launch on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17.