KINGSLEY — The Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Department (RecycleSmart) will hold a household hazardous waste and pesticide collection on Saturday, Sept. 28.
The collection event will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by appointment at the Grand Traverse County Road Commission building, 1471 E. M-113. It is free to Grand Traverse County residents for up to 150 pounds. For an appointment or details, call 941-5555 or visit www.RecycleSmart.info. Online scheduling is recommended.
Party for BACN
FRANKFORT — Once again, Bea Stone’s birthday party will be a fundraiser for Benzie Area Christian Neighbors, one of her favorite charities.
The community is invited to help Stone celebrate her 88th birthday from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Michigan Shores. The party is being hosted by the Tuesday Trekkers. There will be wine, cheese, music and the Hot Dog Men will be back by popular demand to serve hot dogs.
Donations will benefit BACN’s food pantry. Those unable to attend may send greetings to Stone at Apt. 104, 641 Michigan Ave., Frankfort, MI 49635.
Acrobats at Dennos
TRAVERSE CITY — The Golden Dragon Acrobats from China will return to the Dennos Museum Center for one performance on Friday, Oct. 4.
The troupe will take the stage at 8 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium, 1410 College Drive. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door and $22 for museum members, plus a $2 processing fee. For tickets, call 995-1553 or (800) 836-0717, or visit www.dennosmuseum.org or www.mynorthtickets.com.
TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College is bundling solar education classes, offering progressive courses that provide training participants need to obtain nationally-recognized industry credentials and enter the solar workforce.
The Midwest Renewable Energy Program Solar Site Assessment Certificate class meets Oct. 10-11. It requires one to two courses depending on the prior level of experience and training.
New Solar Design and Installation training, Oct. 14-18, is for students who have entry-level knowledge and experience.Upon completion, students will receive 32 hours of credit toward the advance training requirements for NABCEP installer certification exam.
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry Level Exam Preparation class meets Oct. 28-Nov. 1. The 40-hour, one-week intensive preparation course provides a broad overview of the solar industry, markets, technical equipment, operation, site assessment, systems, and more. The exam is offered on the Saturday following the course.
For details or to register, visit www.nmc.edu/energy or call the NMC Extended Education office, 995-1701.
Business tax 101
TRAVERSE CITY — The Michigan Department of Transportation will offer a “Business Taxation 101” workshop on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Holiday Inn, 615 E. Front St.
The workshop will focus on employer taxation rules and what firms need to know to be compliant with government taxation requirements. For details or to register, call (313) 965-2350, ext. 2350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall art classes
FRANKFORT — Registration is underway for fall art classes at the Oliver Art Center, 132 Coast Guard Road.
Classes include “A Simple Approach to Dramatic Color” with Vianna Szabo, and “Everyone is An Artist-Yes You!” with Elizabeth Abeel. There also will be a free demonstration at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, by Szabo.
For details, a complete class schedule or to register, visit www.oliverartcenterfrankfort.org.
Garden club meets
RAPID CITY — The Tuesday, Oct. 1, meeting of the Juniper Garden Club includes a field trip to Irish Acres Dahlia Farm in East Jordan.
Those who wish to car pool to the farm should meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Rapid City. An optional luncheon will follow the field trip.
The club meets regularly on the first Tuesday of the month at the Little Red Schoolhouse. New members are welcome. For details, email email@example.com.
PESHAWBESTOWN — Sharon Wasageshik will lead a Women’s Pipe Ceremony today, Sept. 25, for the Autumn Equinox as part of Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center’s Expressive Culture Series.
The ceremony will be held from noon-3 p.m. at the museum, 2304 N. West Bay Shore Drive. There is no charge and the public is invited. Presenters and topics may change. For the most up-to-date information, call curator Marjie Jacko, 534-7768, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
ACLU hosts talk
TRAVERSE CITY — The Northern Michigan Branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will sponsor a talk on Thursday, Sept. 26, by retired Michigan Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kelly.
Kelly’s program is titled “The Sin of Secret Money: Why Our Judicial System Needs Reform.” The event will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave., and includes a reception. Admission is free and the public is invited. For details, call ACLU Northwestern Michigan Board President Marvine Stamatakis, 943-4734.
Program on Utah
TRAVERSE CITY — America’s red rock canyonlands wilderness in southern Utah, is the topic of a program on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Traverse City Senior Center, 801 E. Front St.
“An American Icon: Utah’s Red Rock Canyonlands” will be presented at 4 p.m. by Clayton Daghenbaugh, a conservation organizer with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required; call 922-4911.