BENZONIA — Claudia Rogers Bailey will discuss “The History of Chimney Corners Resort” at the next program in the Benzonia Academy Lecture Series.
The lecture starts at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Benzie Area Historical Museum, 6941 Traverse Ave. The program is free, but a donation is encouraged. For details, call 882-5539 or visit www.benziemuseum.org.
KINGSLEY — The Kingsley Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, for a Christmas potluck at the Rock of Kingsley, 115 E. Blair St. For details, call 263-8025 or 313-1837.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwestern Michigan College Grand Traverse Chorale, Chamber Singers and Children’s Choir will join the Traverse Symphony Orchestra for two performances of its “Home for the Holidays” concert.
The TSO will perform a selection of holiday music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Lars Hockstad Auditorium in Central Grade School, 301 Seventh St. In addition, Interlochen Public Radio morning host Kate Bello will narrate ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
Tickets are $20, $32 and $40, with a 50 percent discount for students and first-time attendees. For tickets or details, call 947-7120 or visit www.traversesymphony.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Dance Center of Traverse City and Kalkaska will host its Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 14.
Performances are at 2 and 6:30 p.m. at Milliken Auditorium in the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. More than 100 dancers will present a variety of dance selections with a holiday theme. In addition the Grand Traverse Show Chorus will perform holiday classics. Tickets are $12 each. They are available by calling 947-6820 or at the door.
Visit with Santa
EAST JORDAN — Santa Claus will visit with area children from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the East Jordan Community Pool. Santa won’t be swimming, but there will be open swimming for $2.
CENTRAL LAKE — The Central Lake Area Historical Society invites the public to brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Reservations are not required. For details including the location, call 599-2328 or 544-6314.
NORTHPORT — The Northport Women’s Club will hold a Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 14.
A variety of baked goods will be available to purchase from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Northport Fire Hall, 100 W. Eighth St. Proceeds benefit the Leelanau Children’s Center and Northport student scholarships. For details, call 386-7076.
GRAYLING — The Wellington Singing Farmers will present a program of Christmas music and old favorites in a concert on Thursday, Dec. 19.
The concert starts at 6 p.m. at the Crawford County Senior Center, 308 Lawndale. Admission is free for Crawford County residents; $5 for out-of-county residents. For details, call Helen Nolan, (989) 348-7123.
TRAVERSE CITY — Cherry Capital Cadillac Subaru, 1745 S. Garfield Ave., will hold a special adopt-a-thon for A C. Paw on Saturday, Dec. 14.
Adopt-a-thon hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There also will be a bake sale, a hot chocolate bar, a photo booth, visits with Santa Claus and the 2014 Faces of Rescue Dogs and Cat calendar. Cherry Capital Cadillac Subaru also is accepting pet supply donations. For details and A C Paws’ pet supply wish list, visit www.acpaw.org.