Early ‘Rocketman’ screening
SUTTONS BAY — The Bay Community Theatre shows a pre-opening screening of “Rocketman” at 7:30 p.m. May 30. Attendees who dress like Elton John receive free popcorn. The theater plans to show the R-rated film until June 13. Tickets are available online starting May 24. Box office: 231-271-3772.
Marathon volunteers needed
TRAVERSE CITY — The North American Vasa seeks volunteers for the Bayshore Marathon on May 25. Roles include parking assistance and directing runners. Shifts start at 4:45, 6:30 or 9:30 a.m. All duties end by noon. Call 231-645-2174 to get involved.
LELAND — Leelanau Community Cultural Center hosts the Plein Air Painting Event and Exhibit May 25 at the Old Art Building. Artists create landscape works from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to a reception and sale from 6-7:30 p.m. Forty percent of proceeds benefit the venue. Tickets are $10. The exhibition is on display until 4 p.m. May 26. Contact: 231-256-2131.
Volunteer Open House
GLEN ARBOR — Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear offers a Volunteer Open House from 1-5 p.m. May 25 at the Charles Olsen Farm on M-22. Volunteers help preserve historic structures, landscapes and heritage in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Roles include repair, cleaner, gardener, docents, tour guides, events coordinators and demonstrators. More details: 231-334-6103; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairy house building
GLEN ARBOR — Michelle Auchello leads a fairy house building workshop from 1-3 p.m. May 26 at Glen Arbor Arts Center. Children under 10 should come with an adult. Supplies including sticks, moss, stones, bark, wood and glass beads are provided. Participants can also bring materials. Cost is $20 per fairy house. Register online or call 231-334-6112.
Duo in concert
HONOR — Griffard and Arrowood perform from 4-6 p.m. May 26 at Platte River Inn. The northern Michigan duo plays original acoustic indie tunes and stripped down covers. Admission is free, but donations support the Empire Area Community Emergency Fund.
American Legion receives grant
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Pit Spitters baseball team awarded a $2,500 grant to the American Legion Post 35 as part of the Share the Glove program, which is operated by the Northwoods League Foundation. The award goes toward equipment, including catcher’s gear, batting helmets, gloves, baseball and bats for youth ages 9-12.
Trail project funded
TRAVERSE CITY — TART Trails recently received funding for the work on a 1.7-mile portion of the trail between Three Mile and Hastings roads. Traverse City Track Club, DTE Energy Foundation and Tri-County Bicycle Association-DALMAC Fund each donated $10,000. The project involves replacing the aging asphalt trail, new parking, road crossings, landscaping and public art. TART Trails expects the work to be completed in 2020.