Boater safety class
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Coast Guard Auxiliary will sponsor a boater safety class.
The class will meet in two sessions: 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, and 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Coast Guard Air Station off Airport Access Road. Topics include boating safety and safety equipment, emergency procedures, navigation rules and aids, boating regulations and charting.
The $10 cost includes a book and certificate. The registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 16. For details or to register, call Dianne Walker, 941-8076.
‘Food for Life’
TRAVERSE CITY — Sherry Davis, certified Food for Life instructor, will lead a series of “Cancer Prevention & Survival Nutrition and Cooking Classes.”
The seven-class series will meet from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 18 through Oct. 30, at the West Bay Event Center, 13424 West Bay Shore Drive. Each class includes a cooking demonstration and nutritional information.
The $95 cost includes the use of a loaner book. To register, visit www.sherrydaviscooking.com. Call Davis, 709-2309, to learn more.
Music and coffee
TRAVERSE CITY — Biggby Coffee, 1535 S. Division, will host music by Spirit Mode.
Dan Davis and Derrick Hall perform music with a soul/spiritual vibe. They will play from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13.
WILLIAMSBURG — The Whitewater Emergency Services Auxiliary will host a spaghetti dinner from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.
The meal will be held at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 5750 Williamsburg Road. Prices at the door are $8 for adults and $5 for children. Door prizes will be awarded.
CADILLAC — An old-time country dance will feature live music by the Fonda Starr Band.
The dance will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at 9116 E. 13th St., next to Kiley Chiropractic. Donations will be accepted and free dance instruction will be provided. For details, call 920-8389.
WILLIAMSBURG — The Constitution Celebration, commemorating the signing and ratification of the Constitution 226 years ago, will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Williamsburg Dinner Theater.
The free event will be held from 1-5 p.m. with four contests, recognition of veterans and local citizens, children’s activities and patriotic music. A “Founding Father and Mother Fund-raising Dinner” will start at 5:30 p.m., with a program by guest speaker Norman R. Hughes, who served in three senior policy positions in the Reagan Administration. Tickets for the meal are required.
For details or to purchase dinner tickets, visit www.constitutioncelebration.com, call 941-8284, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Pine Cone Farm, 7246 E. Harry’s Road, will host Pooch-a-Palooza on Sunday, Sept. 15.
The event will be held from 1-3 p.m. and includes games, refreshments and a pet parade with prizes. For details, call 944-6520.
TRAVERSE CITY — Delta Kappa Gamma, Traverse City Phi Chapter, will hold its first meeting of the 2013-14 season on Tuesday, Sept. 17.
The group will meet at 5 p.m. at the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Conference Center. A $6 soup and salad dinner will be served. There will be a “get re-acquainted” activity, a review of upcoming events and a mini-auction.
DKG is an international society of women educators promoting professional and personal growth and community involvement. Area women educators currently teaching, in support roles or retired are welcome. For membership details and scholarship opportunities contact Lana Nickels, 313-4617.
TRAVERSE CITY — A Sierra Club organizing meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, on the lower level at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St.
The group is for individuals who enjoy the outdoors or are concerned about water and air quality and natural resources. The meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. and includes a discussion of local environmental issues.
The group currently meets from 7-9 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the book store. For details or if planning to attend, email Sally Barber, email@example.com
LELAND — The Harry Goldson Quintet will perform on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Old Art Building, 111 Main.
A reception will be hosted at 7 p.m. The quintet will perform a program of jazz at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available by calling 256-2131 or at www.mynorthtickets.com.
Talk on Palestine
TRAVERSE CITY — MidEast: Just Peace will sponsor a program by Randie Clawson, who spent April through July as an Ecumenical Accompanier with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel.
The program starts at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave. Clawson will share her observations on life in Palestine and Israel and her views on the potential for peace and the end of occupation. The program is free and open to the public. For details, visit www.mideastjustpeace.org.
Germanfest on tap
TRAVERSE CITY — Plans are being finalized for Trinity Lutheran Church and School’s inaugural Germanfest.
The celebration of northern Michigan’s German Lutheran heritage will be hosted by 6:30-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in a tent at the church, 1003 S. Maple St. There will be traditional foods, beer imported from the Hofbrauhaus in Munich, wine from the Rhein and Mosel valleys and dancing to music by Da Fankenmuda Fratz’n from Frankenmuth.
Tickets are $35 each and admission is limited to 400 adults ages 21 and older. Beer and wine tokens will be sold separately for $6 each and are limited to three tokens per person. For tickets, call 947-8696, 631-2111 or 938-9424.
THOMPSONVILLE — St. Joseph Mercy Oakland’s Michigan Stroke Network in Pontiac will hold its annual CME conference at Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa, 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr. The registration deadline is Sunday, Sept. 15.
The conference will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21. It will devote a portion of the program to the role of nurses in stroke care. A highlight of the forum will be a demonstration of an MSN remote robotic stroke consultation. There also will be a cocktail hour, networking and an opportunity to meet vendors.
Physicians who attend the program receive 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits. Nurses are eligible for three CME credits for the Friday event and 5.5 CME credits for Saturday. The cost is $25 for nurses and allied health professionals for Friday only; $75 for nurses and allied health professionals for both days, which includes a cocktail reception. The cost is $150 for physicians and includes Friday events, a cocktail reception, networking and the Saturday symposium. To register, visit www.msnstrokeconference.com. For details, call Karen Parrott, (248) 858-6225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.