Hepatitis testing encouraged
KALKASKA — District Health Department No. 10 and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services encourage hepatitis testing during Hepatitis Awareness Month in May. Females ages 15-44 should get tested for hepatitis B during every pregnancy and hepatitis C at the start of prenatal care. The hepatitis B vaccination is also recommended.
Adult education ceremony
TRAVERSE CITY — TBAISD Career-Tech Center and Northwest Michigan Works! host a completion ceremony from 3:30-5 p.m. May 23 at the Career-Tech Center. The event celebrates the first group of students in the Skills Up North program. Families, area employers, community agencies and the public are welcome to attend. Learn more about the free adult training program by calling 231-922-3761.
TRAVERSE CITY — Lucky’s Market hosts pop-up grilling events from 4-7 p.m. May 24 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25-26 and June 1-2. Customers can enjoy a barbecue black bean veggie burger or cheeseburger on a brioche bun. Sides include homemade potato salad, macaroni salad or coleslaw. Cost is $6.
50th anniversary event
BENZONIA — Benzie Area Historical Society celebrates its 50th anniversary from 1-2:30 p.m. May 25 at the historical museum. The event includes a founders’ ceremony, a preview of the exhibition “Cycles of Yesteryear: 1869-1940” and pie. RSVP: 231-882-5539; email@example.com.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Parlor hosts the SunDance Party — A Sundress Affair from 9 p.m. May 26 to 2 a.m. May 27. Ages 21 and older are invited to kick off the summer with 2Bays DJs and a complimentary glass of champagne. Early tickets are $10. Contact: 248-821-6926.
Veterans for Peace memorial
TRAVERSE CITY — Veterans for Peace hosts its annual Memorial Day event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27 at the Open Space. Taps is played at noon. Everyone is welcome.
Memorial Day services
KINGSLEY — Paradise Valley American Legion Post 436 hosts several Memorial Day services, starting at 9:15 a.m. May 27 at Maple Grove Cemetery.
• 9:30 a.m. at Monroe Center Cemetery
• 9:50 a.m. at Downs Cemetery
• 10:20 a.m. at St. Mary’s of Hannah Cemetery
• 10:50 a.m. at Barnum Cemetery
• 11:30 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery
The Jump is May 27
TRAVERSE CITY — The fifth annual “The Jump” starts at 4 p.m. May 27 at West Grand Traverse Bay. The event began as a way to remember Keegan Tarrant, who had depression and died at 19. Donations benefit the Keegan Mission Project, a scholarship that funds mission trips for students of Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools. Donations are accepted through the GTACS website.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Seventh-Day Adventist School hosts its Kindergarten Round-up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 28. Meet the teacher and register for school. More information: 312-330-4692.
Bus riding event
SUTTONS BAY — Learn about the Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) bus from 10 a.m. to noon May 28. Meet at the Government Center and take the bus into Traverse City. Presented by BATA and Leelanau County Senior Services. Call 231-256-8121 to reserve a seat.
Get Crafty program
TRAVERSE CITY — Great Lakes Children’s Museum hosts the Get Crafty program at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 28. Kids can learn to make a star wreath for Memorial Day.
Garden club meets
TRAVERSE CITY — The Friendly Garden Club meets at noon May 28 at Church of the Living God. Julie Elliott-Eickenroth, of Freedom Farms, speaks about how to observe nature, build soil and grow plants. More information: 231-932-1916.
LELAND — Local divers Chris Roxburgh and Dusty Klifman present the “Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes” at 5:30 p.m. May 28 at Leelanau Historical Society Museum. The pair shares their diving videos and photos. A $5 donation is suggested. Seating is limited.
Overdose recognition workshop
TRAVERSE CITY — Harm Reduction Michigan offers its overdose recognition and response workshop at 6 p.m. May 28 at Traverse Area District Library. Attendees can take home naloxone, the antidote to opioid overdose.
Ride BATA Day May 29
TRAVERSE CITY — Ride BATA Day starts at 11 a.m. May 29 at the Traverse City Senior Center. Learn about the public transportation option and how to use the bus system. Participants can ride to the Hall Street station for a presentation and snacks. Registration: 231-922-2080.
Food guide release party
BEULAH — Taste the Local Difference hosts a release party for its 2019 Guide to Local Food from 5-7 p.m. May 29 at St. Ambrose Cellars. Guests can taste honey and enjoy appetizers and pizza.
Boat maintenance class
TRAVERSE CITY — America’s Boating Club Grand Traverse Bay offers the “Boat Pump Maintenance” seminar from 6-8 p.m. May 29 at Traverse Area District Library. Learn how to operate, maintain and overhaul pumps on a power or sail boat. More details: firstname.lastname@example.org.