Kennel Club hosts classic
TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse Kennel Club hosts the 2019 Cherry Capital Classic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 14-16 at the Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds. Enjoy competitions, Canine Good Citizen tests, Therapy Dogs International and Trick Dog activities. Admission is $5 per car per day. Contact: 231-421-9665.
Summer Kick-Off Party
BELLAIRE — Grass River Natural Area celebrates its 50th season with the free Summer Kick-Off Party from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15. The day includes hikes, live music, games, a fairy garden and crafts. Food is available for purchase.
MESICK — The Masonic Lodge sells pasties from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15. Cost is $4 each. Call 231-631-2110 to place an order.
Taste of the North
PETOSKEY — Little Traverse Historical Society presents the annual Taste of the North from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15 at Bayfront Park. Sample food from 15 area restaurants. Other activities: kids’ games, art fair, Mission Church tours and historic displays. Proceeds fund the historical society’s programs.
WILLIAMSBURG — A strawberry social is served from 4-7 p.m. June 15 at the United Methodist Church. Silent auction begins at 4 p.m. Live auction starts at 7 p.m. Proceeds support the general fund and community programs.
Climate film showing
TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative invites everyone to the premiere of climate change mini-documentaries from 10 a.m. to noon June 16 at the State Theatre. TC West Middle School eighth-grade science students created the films. A panel discussion follows. More details: email@example.com.
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse Area District Library hosts the Card-Making Craft from 2-4 p.m. June 16. Teens can use stamps and other supplies to create a card for Father’s Day.
Rite Aid program supports kids
TRAVERSE CITY — Rite Aid Wellness + Rewards members can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar to support the Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program. Money goes to nonprofits like the Sunrise Foundation, which grants wishes for children with chronic illnesses, physical challenges or those experiencing trauma or abuse. Enroll at kidcents.com.
Summer camp registration open
TRAVERSE CITY — Middle and high school students can register for the CyberPatriot Summer Camp, which takes place July 22-26 at NMC. Sessions are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday is the mini-competition day. Cost is $20. Registration is open at Eventbrite.com. Questions: 734-325-6823.
Mobile planetarium available
KALKASKA — Kalkaska County Library hosts StarLab mobile planetarium shows from 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 19 at Kalkaska High School. Lunch is provided. Kids can play games and register for summer reading programs.
ELK RAPIDS — Elk Rapids District Library and InMotion Chiropractic present “Mindful Motion: Chair Yoga + Functional Movement Assessment” at 11 a.m. June 18 at the Edward C. Grace Harbor Pavilion. Wear comfortable clothes and non-skid shoes. Registration: 231-264-9979.
Crafting for kids
TRAVERSE CITY — Kids are invited to craft bird-themed art using geometric shapes at 11 a.m. June 18 at Great Lakes Children’s Museum.
Boater safety course
BELLAIRE — DeWitt Marine hosts a free boater safety course from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 15. Adults and kids are invited to participate. Certificates are available for ages 12 and older who complete the requirements. Lunch is provided. Registration: 231-377-6611; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibition opens June 15
FRANKFORT — Oliver Art Center opens the exhibition “Small Works, Big Impact: Community College Project” June 15. The display includes paintings, fiber, metal, collages and mixed media artwork. All pieces are $35 each. View and purchase the art through Aug. 16.
Concert on the Hill series
BEULAH — St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Mission Team opens its 2019 Concert on the Hill series with The Four Man Fishin’ Tackle Choir at 7 p.m. June 15. Proceeds support the St. Andrews Mission Project, which renovates and repairs homes.
• Ragtime artist Peter Bergin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Donations benefit Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing and the Women’s Resource Center
• Peter, Paul and Mary Remembered at 7 p.m. Oct. 3. Benefits Benzie Senior Resources
• The Singing Strings and Brilliant Brass Oct. 20. Fundraiser for Benzie Area Christian Neighbors
‘Americana Jubilee’ concert
BELLAIRE — Antrim County Community Choir presents “Americana Jubilee” at 4 p.m. June 16 at Bellaire High School. The concert features patriotic and popular songs related to unity. Recipients of the Susie Hutchings Memorial Scholarship are also set to perform. A freewill offering is collected for student scholarships.
Kayaking Grass River
BELLAIRE — Adults are invited to kayak Grass River from 9-11:30 a.m. June 17. Grass River Natural Area leads this paddle. Bring a vessel for $25; rent one for $45. Space is limited. Registration: 231-350-9461.
GLEN ARBOR — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore hosts its barn restoration workshop at 9 a.m. daily from June 17-21 at the Miller barn, 4 miles north of Glen Arbor. All ages and skill levels can prepare hewn sills, pour concrete and repair structural decay. Materials, training and tool safety information are provided. Participants should wear boots and gloves and bring a lunch each day they attend. Registration: 231-326-4771 or email@example.com.
‘Ride and Kick’ summer camp
TRAVERSE CITY — Norte and Traverse Bay Area Youth Soccer offer the “Ride and Kick” summer camp at the Civic Center. Kids in first through sixth grades can bike and play soccer, bike only or play soccer only. Session one goes from June 17-21. Session two is set from July 22-26. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pride Week is June 17-23
TRAVERSE CITY — Up North Pride hosts its annual Pride Week June 17-23. The week kicks off Monday with a Here:Say Storytelling event from 7-9:30 p.m. at Workshop Brewing Company. Next, the State Theatre shows LGBTQ+ short films at 6 p.m. June 18.
June 19 activities:
• Pride Ride with Norte at 5:45 p.m. at F&M Park
• Sign Making Party from 7-8:30 p.m. at Rare Bird Brewpub
• Pop-up gallery from 5-9 p.m. at BLK MRKT
• Drag Night from 8-10 p.m. at The Little Fleet
• Pride Picnic from 3-6 p.m. at F&M Park
• Visibility March with grand marshal Attorney General Dana Nessel at 5:30 p.m. June 22
• Visibility Celebration at 7 p.m. at the Open Space park
The week concludes with the Big Gay Brunch + Founder’s Party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 at The Little Fleet.
EMPIRE — Sleeping Bear Surf and Kayak offers the Moonlight Paddle at 8 p.m. June 17. All non-motorized watercraft are welcome. Bring a life jacket, swimwear and a snack to share. Paddleboards are available to rent. Call 231-326-9283 for reservations.
FRANKFORT — Oliver Art Center hosts its “Artful Conversations” program at 10 a.m. June 18. Local artist L.C. Lim discusses “Monotypes.” This event is free to the public.
Ceramics exhibition displayed
TRAVERSE CITY — Crooked Tree Arts Center displays the new exhibition “Bodies Of…” through July 20. Purdue University art professor Sigrid Zahner judged the ceramic works and chose more than 60 to show. First-place artist Scott Leipski, of Gladstone, speaks at 10 a.m. June 18 during the CTAC Coffee @ Ten lecture series. The presentation is free and open to the public. Artwork is available for purchase.