Game Day July 13
INTERLOCHEN — Families, teens and children are invited to Game Day from 2-4 p.m. July 13 at Interlochen Public Library. Board games are available, plus toys for younger kids.
EMPIRE — The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Manitou Music series continues at 7 p.m. July 14 at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Dune Climb. Chicago group Bumpus performs soul music at this free event. A National Park Service pass is required for parking.
Comedy auditions July 15-16
TRAVERSE CITY — Actors can audition for Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” at 7 p.m. July 15-16 at Old Town Playhouse. Roles are available for four women and four men. Performances are scheduled for Sept. 13-28. More details: 231-947-2210.
Words to the Wise Live
TRAVERSE CITY — WTCM presents Words to the Wise Live at 9 a.m. July 16 at City Opera House. This is the radio program’s 900th show. Free coffee and treats are available from Morsels. Admission is $5.
Annual art fair
GLEN ARBOR — The annual Glen Lake Woman’s Club Art Fair goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17 at Glen Arbor Township Hall. The juried event features pottery, painting, textiles, woodworking, jewelry and other original artwork. Face painting and a bake sale are also included. Lunch is available to purchase. Admission is free. Proceeds support the Glen Lake student scholarship program.
KALKASKA — Kalkaska County Library hosts a puppet show at 11 a.m. July 17 at Kalkaska High School. Kids can enjoy “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.”
KINGSLEY — Onalee Marsh and Ginny Johnson share stories relating to their books at 12:30 p.m. July 17 at The Rock. Marsh penned “Love and Kisses, Max: An Untold Story of World War II” and Johnson wrote “Ira’s Farm.” The presentation is free. Books are available to purchase. Lunch is $3. Reservations: 231-922-2080.
Film talk, screening
FRANKFORT — Filmmaker and author Catherine Zimmerman discusses her book “Urban and Suburban Meadows” at 7 p.m. July 17 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Zimmerman presents her documentary “Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home” at 3 p.m. July 18 at the Garden Theater. Learn how native plants impact the survival of local ecosystems. Event sponsors: Four Seasons Nursery, Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and Watervale Inn.
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Dance Project performs at 7 p.m. July 17 and 18 at City Opera House. The group celebrates its seventh season. General admission is $25; youth tickets are $20. Box office: 231-941-8082.
FIFE LAKE — Fife Lake Area Historical Society hosts “Memories and Stories” at 7 p.m. July 17 at Fife Lake Library. Learn about local families from the past. More details: 231-879-4101.
‘Little Bunny Foo Foo’ play
TRAVERSE CITY — Parallel 45 Theatre presents the kids’ musical “Little Bunny Foo Foo” at 11 a.m. July 18 at the Civic Center amphitheater off Titus Avenue. The show runs through Aug. 2. Tickets are available online or call 800-836-0717.
Celestial Summer concert
EAST JORDAN — Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra performs the open air Celestial Summer concert at 4 p.m. July 18 at Raven Hill Discovery Center pavilion. The show features music inspired by space exploration and planets. Tickets are $20 per person. More information: 231-536-3369.
Shakespeare play on stage
LELAND — Riverside Shakespeare is set to kick off its season of “Much Ado About Nothing” at 7 p.m. July 18 at the Old Art Building. Bring a chair or blanket for these outdoor shows. Donations are appreciated.
• 6 p.m. July 20 at Veterans Memorial Park in Elk Rapids
• 6 p.m. July 21 at Haserot Park in Northport
• 7 p.m. July 25-26 and 6 p.m. July 27-28 at Hannah Park in Traverse City