Sheriff’s Lt.: Flight leads to drunken driving arrest

TRAVERSE CITY — A South Carolina woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a reported flight from a crash.

A sideswipe vehicle crash was reported about five minutes before midnight Friday near a movie theater. The motorist was found near a golf course near Silver Lake and Zimmerman roads, said Grand Traverse County sheriff’s acting Lt. Chris Oosse.

The woman, 45, was arrested on suspicion of both fleeing the scene of a car crash and drunken driving. A breath test registered a 0.2 percent blood-alcohol level, Oosse said.

Beitner Road lane closure

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County Road Commission expects to close a lane on Beitner Road from Williams Road to U.S. 31 on July 23. Traffic will be reduced to one lane so crews can work along the shoulder from 8 a.m. to around noon. Motorists are encouraged to seek another route.

Author event canceled

TRAVERSE CITY — A July 24 event with former Time magazine foreign correspondent Charles R. Eisendrath and local host Doug Stanton has been canceled. Eisendrath plans to discuss his memoir “Downstream from Here” at 7 p.m. on Aug. 22 at Dog Ears Books in Northport.

Magic on the Rocks

TRAVERSE CITY — The Parlor hosts comedic entertainer Ben Whiting at 8 p.m. July 25. Seating is limited to 30 adults per show. Other dates: Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Tickets are $20. Contact: 231-753-3131.

Duo in concert July 26

THOMPSONVILLE — Duo Channing & Quinn performs at 7 p.m. July 26 at Michigan Legacy Art Park during the Summer Sounds concert series. The pair features indie, folk and pop music. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to this outdoor show. Tickets are $10 at the event or online.

Sounds of Torch

ALDEN — Downtown Alden Business Association hosts the Sounds of Torch from 5:30-9:30 p.m. July 27 at Alden Depot Park and Museum. Performers include Walt Gutowski and The Bridge Street Band. Blue Water Bistro and Scotty’s Bellaire BBQ offer food and drinks. Tickets are $15. Proceeds benefit Grass River Natural Area, Help From My Friends and Torch Conservancy Center.

Artists weekend

NORTHPORT — Northport Arts Association hosts its Plein Air Weekend July 27-28. A reception and wet paint sale goes from 6-8 p.m. Sunday. View the artists’ paintings and enjoy food. Tickets are $16 online or at the door. More details:

Lunchtime cooking class

TRAVERSE CITY — Oryana hosts a lunchtime cooking class beginning at noon July 29 at the café. Learn how to make Middle Eastern cuisine with local and seasonal ingredients. Cost is $15. Register at or call 231-947-0191.

Aquatic facility discussion

BENZONIA — The Benzie Aquatic Center invites the public to participate in an inaugural Community Forum at 7 p.m. July 30 at Mills Community House. This event is part of a feasibility study to discuss a proposed indoor aquatic facility in Benzie County. Questions and ideas are welcome. More details: