‘Mothers Up North’ discussion
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse Area Historical Society hosts the “Mothers Up North” discussion from 5-7 p.m. May 12 at 123 Speakeasy. Learn about women in Traverse City’s history at this free event.
Senator hosts coffee hours
TRAVERSE CITY — Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, hosts coffee hours throughout the 37th District this month. People can bring questions and comments about community and business issues.
May 13 meetings:
• 9 a.m. at Grand Traverse Pie Company, 525 W. Front St., in Traverse City
• 2 p.m. at Elk Rapids District Library
Reunion planning meeting
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Central High School Class of 1960 meets at 1 p.m. May 13 at Cottage Café. Classmates, spouses and partners are encouraged to help plan the next reunion. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bridge review session starts May 14
ALDEN — Judy King teaches a nine-week bridge review session beginning at 10 a.m. May 14 at Helena Township Community Center. New players and those who need a review of the rules are welcome. Cost is $8 per event. Contact: 231-590-7293; Ki8ju@aol.com.
Yoga and Plant Walk
TRAVERSE CITY — The free Yoga and Plant Walk starts at 6 p.m. May 14 at DeYoung Natural Area. Drink tea and learn yoga poses and meditation techniques before taking a trail walk.
TRAVERSE CITY — Bay Area Senior Advocates hosts its annual “Ideas for Life” Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15 at the Civic Center. Free health screenings, product samples and interactive games are available. The “Taste of Traverse” strolling lunch is also included. Attendees are encouraged to wear derby-style hats, as the theme is horse races. Proceeds support the BASA Cares grant program. Bay Area Transportation Authority offers free rides to the event from Blue Vase Book Exchange in Interlochen, Fife Lake Public Library and The Rock in Kingsley.
Class of 1955 lunch
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City High School Class of 1955 meets for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 15 at the Elks Lodge. The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month through September.
Retired school personnel meet
SUTTONS BAY — Leelanau County Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel meets at noon May 15 at the Village Inn. Learn about issues impacting school retirees. Members are asked to bring nonperishable items for local food pantries.
TRAVERSE CITY — The annual VA2K Walk starts at 12:30 p.m. May 15 at the Traverse City Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Participants are encouraged to bring donations for the Homeless Veteran Program. Accepted items include toilet paper, soap, dryer sheets, personal hygiene products, socks, gas cards and sleeping bags. More information: 989-497-2500, ext. 11694.
Consumer Education programs
TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s Consumer Protection team offers a free Consumer Education class about identity theft at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at Traverse Area District Library. The program covers online safety on June 4, home repair June 19, in-home care July 10 and investment fraud July 24.
Class of 1957 luncheon
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Central High School Class of 1957 meets for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 at the Elks Lodge. All local alumni are invited to attend.
Latin America discussion
TRAVERSE CITY — American diplomat Charles Shapiro speaks on “(Latin) America First? Fixing Problems in America’s Backyard” at 6 p.m. May 16 at Milliken Auditorium. This International Affairs Forum talk emphasizes immigration. Tickets are $15. Admission is free for students and educators.
M22 co-founder speaks
TRAVERSE CITY — M22 co-founder Matt Myers presents “Cows Don’t Poop Steak Dad?” at 7 p.m. May 16 at First Congregational Church. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Register via Eventbrite.com or the Plant-based Lifestyle Traverse City Facebook page.
Architecture scholarship available
TRAVERSE CITY — The Northern Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects offers a $1,000 scholarship. Students are eligible if they reside in Antrim, Otsego, Leelanau, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Crawford, Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee or Roscommon counties. Applicants must either attend a NAAB accredited architecture program or be a high school senior accepted into a NAAB accredited architecture school. The deadline is June 30. Questions: 231-943-2323 or email@example.com.
Neighborhood garage sale
TRAVERSE CITY — The Slabtown Neighborhood Association’s second annual garage sale goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 and 18. The neighborhood is bordered by West Bay to the north and Front Street to the south. It runs from Oak Street east of Division Street to Madison Avenue and includes Jefferson and Randolph streets on the west side.
Church garage sale
LAKE ANN — Lake Ann United Methodist Church hosts its indoor garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17-18 at the community center. Items include furniture, toys, books, tools, clothing and more. Profits benefit the Hearth to Health mission in Africa.
Church hosts sale
TRAVERSE CITY — Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church hosts its annual Treasure Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18. Items include furniture, clothes, toys, household goods, sports equipment and more.
Rep. Hoitenga hosts office hours
BUCKLEY — Rep. Michele Hoitenga hosts office hours for Wexford County residents on May 17. People can discuss their concerns at noon at the Cadillac Wexford Public Library or 1:30 p.m. at JK’s Whisper Café in Buckley. More details: 517-373-1747.
Tire drop off
ELK RAPIDS — Antrim Conservation District hosts a tire collection from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18 at the Department of Public Works Station. Antrim County residents may drop off up to 10 scrap tires per household. Questions: 231-533-8363.
Mohawks for Munson fundraiser
TRAVERSE CITY — The annual Mohawks for Munson fundraiser goes from noon to 4 p.m. May 18 at North Peak. Bulldogs Barbershop and Salon Moxie give Mohawks and faux Mohawk. The event also features a bounce house, face painting, music and barbecue. All proceeds support the Cowell Family Cancer Center.
TRAVERSE CITY — American Legion and the VFW host a flag raising ceremony at 6 p.m. May 18 at West Bay Beach Resort. Local musician Levi Britton sings the national anthem.
Blessing of the Blossoms
TRAVERSE CITY — Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church Pastor Melody Olin leads the Blessing of the Blossoms service at 12:30 p.m. May 19 at Chateau Chantal. Cherry pie, refreshments and music are available after the nondenominational service.
TRAVERSE CITY — Cherryland Humane Society hosts “Fundraiser for Fido” from 4-7 p.m. May 19 at Visions Banquets and Weddings. The evening features food and beverages from local facilities, live and silent auctions and music by the Dune Brothers. All proceeds fund glass front doors for 24 kennels at the shelter. Pets Naturally is sponsoring this event. More information: Kathy@petsnaturallytc.com
Chronic pain workshop
FRANKFORT — The Area Agency on Aging Northwest Michigan offers a free chronic pain workshop on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. May 22 through June 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church. The class is open to adults with chronic pain, like arthritis, back pain or fibromyalgia. They will learn breathing, exercise techniques and other tools. Registration: 800-442-1713.