Walker office hours

Lansing — State Sen. Howard Walker, R-Traverse City, or a representative will discuss concerns with constituents during office hours Monday, July 9.

Office hours are: 1:30 p.m. Bellaire Public Library, 111 S. Bridge St.; 2 p.m. Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave.; and 2 p.m. East Jordan City Hall Council Chambers, 210 Main St. For details, visit senatorhowardwalker.com, email senhwalker@senate.michigan.gov, or call (866) 525-5637.

Election forums

Grayling — The Commission on Aging & Senior Center will host pre-election forums.

Crawford County Millage Proposals will be discussed at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11. Candidates for contested Crawford County races will answer questions at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17.

Both forums are open to the public and will be held at the Grayling Senior Center, 308 Lawndale. For details, call (989) 348-7123 or visit crawfordcoa.org.

Free concert

Traverse City — The Peninsula Community Library will sponsor two concerts on Thursday, July 12.

Folk duo Gary Brandt and Jackie Davidson will perform "Just a Song at Bedtime" at 11 a.m. for children through grade five. They also will present "Songs Everyone Loves" at 7 p.m.

Both concerts are free and open to the public at the library, 2699 Island View Road. Call 223-7700 or visit peninsulacommunitylibrary.org for details.

Book club lunch

Traverse City — Paid reservations are needed Thursday, July 12, for the Village at Bay Ridge Book Club's Monday, July 16, luncheon program.

The group will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Village at Bay Ridge, 3950 Scenic Ridge Rd. Robert Wangard, author of the Pete Thorsen mystery series, will discuss "Bringing Characters to Life in Mystery Fiction."

The cost is $6 per person. For details or reservations, call 932-9455.

Concert on Lawn

Traverse City — The Harry Goldson Quartet takes the stage Thursday, July 12, for the next Concert on the Lawn at the Grand Traverse Pavilions, off South Elmwood Avenue.

The group will perform at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For details or a schedule, call 932-3027 or email pdeagostino@gtpavilions.com.

Artist reception

Frankfort — A reception will be hosted from 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 13, at West Michigan Bank & Trust, 501 Main St., for artists exhibiting in the Michigan Shores Shorebirds Art Exhibit. For details, call 352-9655.

Senior activities

Traverse City — Area seniors are invited to free summer activities at Glen Eagle retirement community.

Super bingo and refreshments will start at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13. An armchair tour of Pakistan with an authentic Pakistani dinner will be offered at noon Saturday, July 14. Non-denominational inspiration at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 15, with be followed by coffee and cookies.

Activities take place at Glen Eagle, 3950 Sumac Dr. Reservations are recommended. For details or reservations, call 935-4553.

Art park concert

Thompsonville — The Cherry Blossom Ramblers will perform Friday, July 13, as part of Michigan Legacy Art Park's Summer Sounds Concert Series.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. Rides to the amphitheatre start at 6:15 p.m. for those unable to walk the trail. Admission is $8 for Art Park members, $10 non-members, free for ages 18 and younger. Refreshments will be available to purchase. For tickets or details, call 378-2000, ext. 7000.

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