Maps on display
LELAND — Leelanau Historical Society displays the exhibition “You Are Here: Maps and Roads of Leelanau” at the historical museum. People can view maps from 1850-1960 and surveying equipment. A short video titled “This Basket is My Ancestor” is also available. Learn about black ash basket making. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Local author speaks
THOMPSONVILLE — Local author Doug Stanton is a keynote speaker at the Michigan Society of Association Executives’ annual conference, set from July 17-19 at Crystal Mountain Resort. Stanton discusses the 316 sailors who survived after the USS Indianapolis sank. The conference also features a panel of professionals from Traverse City Tourism, Michigan Municipal League and others. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org; 517-332-6723.
Nature Story Time
BELLAIRE — The weekly Nature Story Time event begins at 10 a.m. July 19 at Grass River Natural Area. Enjoy a short kids’ story and then an outdoor activity. Cost is $5 per child. Larger group should call 231-533-8314.
KEWADIN — Grass River Natural Area staff host a fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. July 19 at WaterFire Vineyards. Explore the pond and seek wetland plants and listen to music by GRNA Education Director James Dake. A dollar from each drink purchase benefits the organization.
WILLIAMSBURG — The Cook Out for a Cause goes from 6-8 p.m. July 19 at Townline Ciderworks. Elk Rapids District Library volunteers are grilling and Kyle Skarshaug provides music. Proceeds support the library’s expansion and restoration projects.
Concert series continues
THOMPSONVILLE — The Summer Sounds concert series features Charlie Millard Band and The Go Rounds at 7 p.m. July 19 at Michigan Legacy Art Park. Bring chairs and blankets to the outdoor show. Tickets are $10 at the door or online.
‘Bodies of Me’ display
TRAVERSE CITY — Crooked Tree Arts Center displays the “Bodies of Me” exhibition through July 20. The show features recent work by Liz Wierzbicki, who critiques ideas of gender, sexuality and self in the digital age. Artwork is available for purchase.
TRAVERSE CITY — National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Job Winslow Chapter meeting is at 11 a.m. July 20 at the Elks Lodge. This month’s program celebrates the chapter’s 105th birthday. Speaker: DAR State Regent Gina LaCroix. Lunch follows. Reservations: 231-946-6337.
College fair set for July 22
INTERLOCHEN — Interlochen Center for the Arts hosts a performing and visual arts college fair from 1-3 p.m. July 22 at the Dennison Center for Recreation and Wellness. High school students can learn about higher education opportunities in dance, creative writing, motion picture arts and other subjects. Representatives from about 100 colleges and conservatories plan to attend.
‘Charting the Third Coast’ program
LELAND — Historian Andrew White presents “Charting the Third Coast” at 4 p.m. July 23 at Leelanau Historical Society Museum. The program covers 1860 nautical surveys of local waterways.
Reading program finale
INTERLOCHEN — The Kevin Divine Music Program and Pizza Party Finale starts at 10:30 a.m. July 24 at Interlochen Public Library. Readers of all ages are invited.
ELK RAPIDS — The 2019 Ballin’ at the Bay is set for July 27 at Veterans Memorial Park. Third-graders and older boys and girls can compete in the three-on-three tournament. Registration is due by noon July 24. Questions: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mentoring programs receive funds
TRAVERSE CITY — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan recently received $13,000 from the Hestia Women’s Giving Circle and Char-Em United Way. Funds support the organization’s mentoring programs in Emmet and Charlevoix counties.