Pancake breakfast fundraiser
MAPLE CITY — The Cedar/ Maple City Lions Club hosts a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 10 at 100 E. Bellinger Rd. Adults eat for $9; kids ages 6-12 eat for $5. Proceeds fund scholarships, vision assistance programs and other causes.
Winter Potluck Series continues
BENZONIA — Grow Benzie hosts the Winter Potluck Series at 6 p.m. Feb. 12. The Benzie Community Water Council hosts a panel discussion featuring local water conservationists. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Free-will donations support local water projects and scholarships. This event is part of the 2019 Water Festival.
Fundraiser tickets available
TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets are available for the annual Taste of Success fundraiser, set for April 12 at the NMC Great Lake’s Culinary Institute. Attendees can enjoy a strolling dinner of international cuisine, local alcoholic beverages and silent auction. Proceeds support student scholarships. Tickets are $100 each. Call 231-995-2021 to purchase.
SUTTONS BAY — The Valentines Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Inn at Black Star Farms. The five-course meal is paired with wines. A table for two costs $100. Reservations: 231-944-1251.
Romancing the Riesling
TRAVERSE CITY — Romancing the Riesling is set from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula. Each winery pairs an alcoholic beverage with food. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the event. Questions: 231-223-7355.
ELK RAPIDS — Downtown Elk Rapids hosts its second annual Chili Cook-Off from 2-5 p.m. Feb. 16. People can sample each dish and vote for their favorites. Tickets are $5 at the Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Nifty Things and Cellar 152 Pub and Provisions.
Food drive extended
TRAVERSE CITY — The Father Fred Foundation extended its annual Frostbite Food Drive through Feb. 15. Accepted items include canned tuna, oatmeal, peanut butter, pasta and canned fruits. This year’s goal is to collect 1,000 items. Cash donations help purchase perishable items. People can drop off donations at 826 Hastings St.
Lions Club serves breakfast
EMPIRE — The Empire Lions Club serves a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 17 at the Town Hall. This fundraiser supports the club’s community projects, college scholarships, leader dog school and international programs. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for kids ages 7-12.