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FRANKFORT — Frankfort United Methodist Church will host its seventh annual pulled pork picnic on Friday, Aug. 16.The meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, 537 Crystal Ave. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 11 and younger. Extra sandwiches may be purchased for $2 each and take-outs are available. For details, call 352-7427.
GLEN ARBOR — Watercolor artists Oral Carper and Harriett Mittelberger have paired up for a two-person show at the Glen Arbor Art Association. .The joint show opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Glen Arbor Art Association, 6031 S. Lake St. It continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. Call 334-6112 for details.
VANDERBILT — Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat Center will host its third annual Yoga Fest weekend Friday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Aug. 18.The event will be held at the center’s property off I-75, one exit north of Gaylord. For details including tickets and reservations, visit www.yogafestmi.com and click the “About” menu, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — FLOW (For Love Of Water) will host a celebration on Saturday, Aug. 17, to honor Great Lakes Society members.
Great Lakes Society members share a common goal — to protect the common waters of the Great Lakes Basin. Members provide vital funding to FLOW with a four-year pledge of support.
The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at The Workshop Brewing Company, 221 Garland St. There will be performances by pianist Jimmy Olson, swing duo The True Falsettos and others. FLOW also will present two Beacon Awards to individuals who have shown exceptional passion and dedication to protecting the Great Lakes. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Roller Derby will thank its fans and volunteers on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the final bout of the home season.
The Cherry Bombs will take on Bath City at 6 p.m. at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. The first 100 fans receive a special gift. There also will be free face painting, merchandise deals, give-aways and more. Special fundraising activities benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Tickets are $8 in advance or $12 at the door. Children 10 and younger will be admitted free. Tickets are available at Ben Franklin, Lifer Skate Shop, InsideOut Gallery, Oryana Natural Foods Market, and www.brownpapertickets.com.
PETOSKEY — Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the Chalk & Chocolate event on Saturday, Aug. 17, during the Festival on the Bay.
Registration for the chalk art competition starts at 8 a.m. at a booth near the fishing pond on the Little Traverse Wheelway near Bayfront Park. Artist’s chalk is included with the fee, which is $20 for artists 16 and older; $10 for ages 15 and younger. While watching the chalk artists at work, visitors also can sample chocolates from Kilwin’s Chocolates, Sugarbean Cupcakes and CoCo. Samples are $5 per person.
Both events are fundraisers for Crooked Tree Arts Center and Top of Michigan Trails Council.
CHARLEVOIX — Preservationist Sally Weaver will share information on curation and historic preservation at the next Norwood Area Historical Society Summinar.
“Keeping Track of the Stuff” will start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Norwood School, 742 Fourth St. Weaver will talk about proper curation of artifacts, Past Perfect software, procedures for curation of different types of items, scanning paper items and photos, and how to store it all. Visit www.norwoodhistory.org to learn more.