TRAVERSE CITY — Bill Smith, best-selling author of “Chickadees at Night,” will be the featured speaker at the Cottage Coffee program today, Nov. 12.
Smith recently published his second book, “The Chickadee Spirit.” He will discuss his books at 10 a.m. at Hawthorn Cottage at the Grand Traverse Pavilions off South Elmwood Avenue. He also will be available to sign copies of his books. The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 932-3027.
GLEN ARBOR — Leelanau Independent Women for democratic Action (LIWdA) will host a panel presentation on Move to Amend and Corporate Personhood.
The panel starts at 4 p.m. today Nov. 12, at the Leelanau School dining hall. The program is free and open to the public. Call 642-1391 to learn more.
KINGSLEY — The newly formed Kingsley Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at The Rock of Kingsley, 115 E. Blair St. Charter memberships are still available. For details, call 263-8025 or 313-1837.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Harbor Voices of Elk Rapids and scholarship performer Jeremy Laureta on viola will perform at the Thursday, Nov. 14, Grand Traverse Musicale concert.
The concert starts at 1 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Donations to the Musicale Scholarship Fund are appreciated.
BENZONIA — The Benzie Area Genealogical Society’s meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13, will be an “open” program.
The 2 p.m. meeting will focus on sharing experiences, techniques, and more. It will be held at the Benzie Area Historical Museum, 6941 Traverse Ave. The public is welcome.
Book club meets
TRAVERSE CITY — Paid reservations are required by Thursday, Nov. 14, for the next luncheon meeting of the Village at Bay Ridge Book Club.
Bill O. Smith, author of “Chickadees at Night,” will be the guest speaker at the 12:30 p.m. meeting Monday, Nov. 18, at the Village at Bay Ridge, 3950 Scenic Ridge. The cost is $6. For details or reservations, call 932-9455.