TRAVERSE CITY — The lupus support group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave., in conference rooms A and B. For information about lupus, call the Michigan Lupus Foundation, (800) 705-6677.
TRAVERSE CITY — Retired diplomat and former Iranian hostage Michael Metrinko is the next speaker in the International Affairs Forum lecture series.
Metrinko served in Iran during the two-year period leading to the Iranian Revolution in 1979 and was held as a hostage for 444 days. He will speak on “Iran and the United States: Time for a Reset?” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. A reception will be hosted at 5:15 p.m. in the Sculpture Court.
Anticipating widespread interest, the lecture also may be viewed live on Charter Cable channels 97 and 992 and will be streamed live. The live steam is available to anyone with an Internet-connected computer or mobile device. Instructions to access the lecture online will be available at wwww.upnorthmedia.org and www.nmc.edu/iaf.
Lecture tickets are $10 in advance through NMC’s Extended Education, 995-1700. All current educators and students are admitted free. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.
TRAVERSE CITY — Performance Chiropractic, 551 S. Garfield Ave., suite B, will offer a number of wellness programs in October.
Dr. Julie Brons will present “Feeding Your Family” on Wednesday, Oct. 16 and “The Sweet Life” on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Dr. Don Piche will discuss “Ear Infections: A Victim’s View” on Monday, Oct. 21 and “Creating Health” on Monday, Oct. 28.
All presentations are free and start at 6:15 p.m. at Performance Chiropractic. Reservations are required; call 922-0110.
TRAVERSE CITY — Reservations are needed by Thursday, Oct. 17, for the St. Andrews Society of NW Michigan’s Scottish Dinner.
The get-together will start at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Ruby Tuesday, 1764 U.S. 31 North, with a meeting at 6 p.m. Attendees will order from the menu. There also will be live Scottish music, a raffle, haggis and door prizes. For details or reservations, call 947-3902.
‘Light Up the Night’
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation (TART) Trails is partnering with the Filling Station Microbrewery and Cherry Capital Cycling Club to promote safe cycling through “Light Up The Night.”
The event will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at The Filling Station at the Depot, the corner of East Eighth Street and Woodmere Avenue. A short group ride through the Boardman Neighborhood will start at 7:30 p.m. Free bicycle lights will be distributed so cyclists who ride after dark will comply with state laws. Levi Britton will perform at 8 p.m. at The Filling Station. For details, contact Arianne Whittaker, 941-4300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Grace Episcopal Church will hold a public service of healing to observe the Festival of St. Luke.
The service, titled ‘Beside Still Waters,” starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the church 341 Washington St. It includes laying on of hands and anointing based on Psalm 23. Everyone is welcome. For details, call 947-2330.
KINGSLEY — the Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society will give a “Genealogy 101” program on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Kingsley Branch of the Traverse Area District Library, 213 S. Brownson.
Genealogical Society members will give short presentations from noon-2:30 p.m. on starting genealogy projects and how to use print and web resources. Individual help sessions will follow. Attendees are asked to bring a laptop if possible. Limited laptops will be available by reservation.
For details or to reserve a laptop, call 263-5484. Details also are available at www.tadl.org/kingsley.
GLEN ARBOR — The Glen Arbor Art Association’s Readers’ Theater will open its third season with “Notorious.”
The 1948 screenplay was written by Ben Hecht and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The Readers’ Theater will present the Lux Radio Theater’s adaptation of the “Notorious” film script.
The production will be staged at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19, with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 20, at the GAAA, 6031 S. Lake St.. Admission is free, but general seating tickets must be reserved. For details or to reserve a ticket, call 334-6112 or email email@example.com. Free-will offerings also will be accepted.
Judi Maloney benefit
TRAVERSE CITY — Family and associates of Judi Maloney are planning a benefit to help Maloney and her family with medical expenses.
Maloney suffered a stroke in June, just days after completing the Bayshore Half Marathon. She spent the summer recovering in the hospital. Maloney is home now and her family is trying to pay her medical expenses.
On Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., quarts of Minerva’s award-winning white chicken chili will be sold in the front lobby of the Park Place Hotel, 300 E. State St. The price is $10 a quart. Large orders will be taken and need to be placed by today, Oct. 15. Cash and personal checks will be accepted.
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, the Traverse City Track Club will dedicate their runs to Maloney. Five- and three-mile options are available from 6:30-7:30 p.m. starting in the Park Place Hotel back parking lot. Everyone is welcome. In addition, Minerva’s chili will be available to purchase for one hour after the run.
For details or advance orders, call Katherine Oetjens, (612) 306-5944.
MidEast: JustPeace film
TRAVERSE CITY — The MidEast: JustPeace Fall Series continues Monday, Oct. 21, with a screening of Susan Youssef’s first feature film “Habibi.”
“Habibi,” a love story set in the Gaza Strip, is the modern re-telling of an ancient Sufi parable. It will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For details, visit www.mideastjustpeace.org.
ELK RAPIDS — Art Rapids is accepting applications for grant funds to support and enhance art programs for adults and youth in Elk Rapids.
Community groups, art-minded citizens, teachers, schools, parent groups and student groups are eligible to submit applications for programs involving drama, music, dance, creative writing, painting, sculpture and other art disciplines. The application deadline is Nov. 1. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by early December and grant activity must be completed by June 30, 2014.
For details or a grant application, visit www.artrapids.org or contact Barb Johnson, 409-0815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.