Chimes CEO meet and greet
INTERLOCHEN — Woodstock Percussion, Inc. CEO Gary Kvistad hosts a meet and greet from 10 a.m. to noon June 18 at Interlochen Center for the Arts. The Interlochen Arts Academy alumnus plans to talk with wind chime fans, sign his work and provide free mini chimes.
Presentation about healing
TRAVERSE CITY — Phillip Hockley presents "A New View of God and its Effect on Well-being" at 7:30 p.m. June 18 at the Masonic Temple building. Childcare is available, if needed. Event sponsor: First Church of Christ, Scientist. More details: 231-645-0213.
Jazz at Sunset starts June 20
TRAVERSE CITY — The 26th season of Jazz at Sunset begins June 20 at Chateau Chantal. Multi-instrumentalist Rob Smith, Laurie Sears and watercolorist Lisa Flahive join the Jeff Haas Trio in concert from 7-9:30 p.m. The series continues on Thursdays through August.
Downtown walking tours
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse Area Historical Society offers Downtown Tours this summer. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Perry Hannah status on Sixth and Union streets. The walking tour covers about 1.5 miles and includes information about local history. Tour dates: June 22, July 13 and 27, Aug. 10 and 24. Donations are appreciated. Contact: 231-995-0313.
TRAVERSE CITY — Anthony DeBenedet, M.D., signs his book “Playful Intelligence: The Power of Living Lightly in a Serious World” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 at Horizon Books. His book discusses how playfulness can balance the challenges of adulthood.
Art workshop June 23
TRAVERSE CITY — Carol C. Spaulding leads the “Messing Around with Paper and Paste” workshop from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 23 at Higher Art Gallery. Cost is $105 and includes materials. Space is limited. Registration: 231-252-4616.
STEM camp begins June 24
TRAVERSE CITY — Local kindergartners through sixth graders are invited to Camp Invention this summer. The STEM program features hands-on activities that use farm technology, robots and other tools. Camp is offered June 24-27 at Traverse City High School and June 24-28 at Old Mission Peninsula School and Traverse Heights Elementary School. Contact: email@example.com.
ELK RAPIDS — Elk Rapids District Library sponsors the second annual “Day in the Life” Photo Contest. People can submit one picture they took on the summer solstice, June 21. Deadline is 5 p.m. June 24. People can vote for their favorites from June 26-30 via the library Facebook page. Prizes are available to the top three images. More details: 231-264-9979; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library receives NEA grant
BEAVER ISLAND — Beaver Island District Library was one of 78 nonprofits nationwide to receive a $5,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest. The library plans to use the funds to host the NEA Big Read from September through June 2020. Planned activities include a performance of “Our Town,” writing contest, art shows, book discussions and more.
Port Oneida races
MAPLE CITY — Registration is open for Historic Sleeping Bear’s 10th annual Port Oneida run/walk, set for Aug. 3 at the Port Oneida Farms Heritage Center/Olsen Farm. Races include the Tiller’s 10K, Homesteader’s Hilly 5K, the Farmer’s Flat and Fast 5K and the kid’s 1/4 mile Schoolhouse Dash. The kids’ race costs $5. All other races are $30 until July 31. More details: 231-334-6103.