Birthday Bash

GRAWN — H.A.N.D.D.S. to the Rescue hosts a Birthday Bash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 9 at Northern Michigan Community Center, 4470 Norton Rd. Pet adoptions, a mobile veterinarian, a cookout and the Canine Good Citizens Test are available. Leashed dogs are welcome. Call 231-645-6040 or visit the H.A.N.D.D.S. Facebook page to learn more.

Artist talks sculptures

GLEN ARBOR — MSU graduate student Rebecca Casement will talk about her new series of clay sculptures beginning at noon June 14 at Glen Arbor Arts Center. She is creating the works as part of her 2019 artist residency at the center.

Memorial concert

TRAVERSE CITY — Central United Methodist Church will host a memorial concert at 2 p.m. on June 14. The concert features church organist Tom Bara. The Moreland family is sponsoring this free event to remember Helen Moreland and her love of music.

Poetry workshop

LELAND — Leland Township Library will host a poetry workshop at 10:30 a.m. on June 15. Poet and Michigan native Mary Ann Samyn will lead the class “Where to Now? A Sense of Direction for Poets.” More information: 231-256-9152.

Art in Nature fundraiser

TRAVERSE CITY — Human Nature School hosts its next Art in Nature event 1-5 p.m. on June 15 at Unity Church. The topic is “Cool Bugs We Love: The Role of Insects in Northern Michigan.” Local crafters, students and artists will present their works. Exhibitors include Grand Traverse Beekeeping Club and Grand Traverse Butterfly House and Bug Zoo. This fundraiser supports youth scholarships. Contact: 231-642-5575.

YMCA awards

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse Bay YMCA released its 2018 Annual Report and announced award winners during its annual meeting at the end of May. Sojourn Church and Munson Healthcare earned the Community Award for dedication to the community’s health and well-being. Board Campaigner of the Year went to Mike Brown. Staff Campaigner of the Year went to Jenny Graber. These awards are given to employees whose efforts impacted the nonprofit’s fundraising efforts.

Volunteers needed July 6

LAKE ANN — Almira Historical Society seeks volunteers for its annual Lake Ann Homecoming on July 6. Call 231-313-1960 or 231-275-7392 to get involved.

Call for stories

TRAVERSE CITY — Here:Say invites people to submit their story ideas relating to the topic “Female Archetypes.” A storytelling event is set for Sept. 19 at Higher Art Gallery. Contact: karen@heresaystorytelling.com.