TRAVERSE CITY — The inaugural Rosé Challenge goes from 7-10 p.m. May 9 at The Little Fleet. Eight area wineries provide drinks for the blind tasting. Attendees vote on their favorite. Tickets are $25. Contact: 231-943-1116.
TRAVERSE CITY — The annual National Association of Letter Carriers food drive takes place May 11 in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Wexford and Leelanau counties.
Homes receiving a postcard from their U.S. Postal Service mail carrier may leave bags of non-perishable food near their mailboxes May 11. Items help fill Northwest Food Coalition food pantries serving the six counties. People in non-participating areas can contact their local post office to learn more about donating.
Tea party May 18
INTERLOCHEN — All ages are invited to the annual Mothers, Daughters and Friends Tea from 1-3 p.m. May 18 at Interlochen Public Library. Light food, sweet treats and tea are served during the Peter Rabbit themed event. Time for crafts is included. Call 231-276-6767 to sign up by May 11.
Mother’s Day brunch
ACME — Aerie Restaurant serves a Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Adults eat for $32.95, youth ages 11-14 for $15.95 and kids 6-10 for $9.95. Adults receive a glass of champagne. Reservations: 231-534-6800.
Mothers Day meal
TRAVERSE CITY — A Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 at West Bay Beach Resort. The Jeff Haas Trio performs from noon to 3:30 p.m. All mothers receive a free flower. Crafts for kids are also available. Cost is $29.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids under 12. Reservations: 231-947-3700, ext. 122.
Farm dinner May 12
KINGSLEY — Rainbow of Hope Farm offers a Mother’s Day Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12. The meal includes barbecue pulled pork, potatoes, veggies, salad, bread and desserts. Adults eat for $12, kids ages 5-10 for $7. Families can also stay for the petting zoo, face painting and greenhouse explorations.
Vegan Italian cooking class
TRAVERSE CITY — Oryana hosts a cooking class from 6-8:30 p.m. May 14 at Grace Episcopal Church. Learn to make vegan Italian dishes, including mushroom pesto and a polenta berry cobbler. Cost is $35 for Oryana owners and $40 for others. Registration: 231-947-0191.