Free BATA rides
TRAVERSE CITY — As part of the 10th Annual Smart Commute Week, Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) will provide free bus rides on “Try Transit Day,” Wednesday, June 5.
Free rides will be available from 6 a.m. to 10:20 p.m. on Loop routes only. BATA also will serve its annual free breakfast at the Hall Street Transfer Station from 7 to 9 a.m. The public is welcome.
TRAVERSE CITY — Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) will host an orientation session for the Individual Development Account (IDA) Program on Wednesday, June 5.
The session will start at 5:20 p.m. at the NMCAA office, 3963 Three Mile Road. The savings program is for people with limited earned income who want to build financial assets. For details or registration, call 947-3780 or (800) 632-7334.
ELK RAPIDS — The Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Farmer’s Market opens Friday, June 7.
Market hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays through Oct. 11 at Rotary Park, adjacent to the Chamber of Commerce building. For details, contact Annie Spence, 264-8202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballet Etc. concert
TRAVERSE CITY — Ballet Etc. Dance Institute students will present a wide variety of dances during the studio’s 18th annual spring concert.
Performances start at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Milliken Auditorium in the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. Reserved tickets are $12 and available in advance by calling 929-2787. Tickets also may be purchased at the door. For details, call 929-2787 or visit www.ballet-etc.com.
River clean up
TRAVERSE CITY — The Boardman River Clean Sweep has partnered with the Boardman River Nature Center to lead volunteers in an effort to keep the Boardman River clean.
The clean up will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Volunteers should meet at the Oleson Pavilion at the nature center, 1450 Cass Road. After the clean-up, an appreciation picnic will be held, along with a raffle drawing for a kayak. Raffle tickets are $2 each. For details, visit www.natureiscalling.org.