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.