Onekama Days set for Aug. 1-5
ONEKAMA — Onekama Days are set from Aug. 1-5. Events include the Bell’s Brewery Tap Takeover from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Blue Slipper Tavern.
Live music from The Flying Toasters Friday and Saturday starts at 9 p.m. at Portage Point Resort.
Kids can fish from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday at Village Park.
Other activities include community yard sale, craft beer tasting, car show, parade and more.
Bumble bee presentation
BELLAIRE — Grass River Natural Area presents ART: The Wonder of Bumble Bees at 1 p.m. Aug. 1.
Learn about the creatures and go for a hike to photograph the bees. Cost is $5 per person.
Free movie screening of ‘Loving Vincent’
FRANKFORT — A free showing of “Loving Vincent” starts at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Oliver Art Center.
The PG-13 film covers the last days of painter Vincent van Gogh.
Road work begins Aug. 5
FIFE LAKE — Michigan Department of Transportation begins sealing road cracks Aug. 5 on U.S. 131 near Fife Lake, Kalkaska and Cadillac.
The $381,000 project is expected to last until Sept. 28. Daytime, single-lane closures and traffic shifts occur daily.
College essay workshop set
TRAVERSE CITY — Tenth, 11th and 12th graders are invited to the College Application Essay Boot Camp Aug. 6-8 at the NMC University Center.
Local writer Molly Korroch teaches how to hook the reader, highlight personal accomplishments and more. Cost is $79.
This course is offered through a partnership with the National Writers Series. Registration: 231-995-1700.
Class of 1969 reunion
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City High School Class of 1969 celebrates its 50th reunion Aug. 9-10.
A casual gathering is set for Friday night at Lucky Jack’s.
A golf tournament occurs Saturday at Interlochen Golf Course.
The day also includes a high school tour and dinner at the Elks Lodge.
More information: 231-313-4455; tcclassof69.org.
High schools rank in challenge
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Central High School (No. 1,150) and West Senior High School (No. 1,649) recently ranked in the top 8 percent of high schools in the nation on the Jay Mathews Challenge Index.
The index takes the number of Advanced Placement, international baccalaureate or Cambridge tests given at a school each year divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year.