Dems Meet & Greet

ELK RAPIDS — The Antrim Democratic Party will host a Meet & Greet for Mark Schauer, Democratic candidate for governor, from noon to 1 p.m. today, Aug. 12, at Rotary Park Pavilion, U.S. 31 North, just north of the Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce building.

Lake on agenda

SUTTONS BAY — A joint meeting of Leelanau Clean Water and the Michigan Lake and Stream Association will focus on the lake issues of septics, cladophora and swimmer’s itch. Reservations are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.

The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Leelanau Government Center, 8527 E. Government Center Dr. Sessions include “Septic Sense” from 9-11 a.m.; “A Cladophora Survey” 11:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and “Swimmer’s Itch Study and Prevention on Crystal Lake” from 1:15-2:30 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. A box lunch will be available for $10 each. For details or reservations, call Kristin Smith, 256-9812.

Farmers’ Market

LAKE CITY — A Farmers’ Market will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 13-Sept. 3, at City Park, downtown Lake City. In addition to fresh produce and foods, there will be crafts, entertainment, 50/50 raffles and more. To learn more, call 839-4969 or visit

Class of ‘57 meets

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Central High School class of 1957 invites all classmates to meet for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Traverse City Elks Club, 625 Bay St.

Nursing info

PETOSKEY — North Central Michigan College’s nursing and allied health faculty will hold an information session Thursday, Aug. 22. Additional sessions will be held monthly, except in December.

Faculty will explain the process for admission into the nursing and allied health career programs at 4 p.m. in room 347 of the Health Education and Science Center, 1515 Howard St. Anyone planning to apply for either program is encouraged to attend an informational session.

Raptor experience

TRAVERSE CITY — Rebecca Lessard from Wings of Wonder will give a program on Thursday, Aug. 15, featuring live birds.

“A Bird’s Eye View: An Interactive Raptor Experience” starts at 1 p.m. at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. It is included in museum admission, which is $10 for adults, and $5 for children, museum members and NMC students. For reservations, call 995-1029. For details, call 995-1055 or visit

Library offers craft

BENZONIA — Participants in a craft class at the Benzonia Public Library can craft houses to use as small gift boxes or to create a village.

The paper-based craft workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the library, 891 U.S. 31. All supplies will be provided and the workshop is free. For details or to register, call 882-4111.

Genealogy research

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, Aug. 15.

Professional researcher Karen Krugman will talk about “Taking the Mystery Out Of Your Mystery Ancestor” at the 1 p.m. meeting at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Veterans Drive. The public and guests are welcome.

Lake City forum

LAKE CITY — Good Morning Lake City will be held Friday, Aug. 16, at the Missaukee County EMS Building on First Street.

The public forum from 7 to 8 a.m. will feature between 14 and 16 speakers. The cost is $2 per person; free for first-time visitors. For details, call 920-9201 or email

School retirees meet

LELAND — Reservations are due Friday, Aug. 16, for the next meeting of the Leelanau County chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel.

Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Superintendent, Michael J. Hill, will discuss “Schools of Choice” at the 11:50 a.m. meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Bluebird Restaurant. For details or reservations, call Emma Stayer, 271-3689.

Underwater fun

KALKASKA — Kalkaska County Library invites children to experience underwater fun at its Under the Sea Tea Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 17.

The fun is free and starts at 1 p.m. at the library, 247 S. Cedar.

There will be sea tea, finger foods and participants can make a water globe. Space is limited and reservations are required; call 258-9411.

Roller Derby

TRAVERSE CITY — The final double header of the home season for the Cherry Bombs and the Toxic Cherries roller derby teams is Saturday, Aug. 17.

The doors open at 5 p.m. and the first bout is at 6 p.m. at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center’s Howe Arena. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door, and free for children 10 and younger. Tickets are available at Ben Franklin, Lifer Skate Shop, InsideOut Gallery, Oryana Natural Foods Market and

Cultural series

PESHAWBESTOWN — Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center’s Expressive Culture Series continues in August.

Karen Sinclair will give a program and tasting of local plants from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Rick Raphael will demonstrate Native American drumming from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Both programs will be held at the museum, 2304 N. West Bay Shore Dr.

For details, call 534-7764 or visit

Fundraiser set

TRAVERSE CITY — PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Chapter EH will sponsor a fund-raising garage sale for scholarships from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Fire Station #2 on Old Mission Peninsula, three miles north of Traverse City.

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