TRAVERSE CITY — The Friendly Garden Club hosts a geranium pickup from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 15 at Peninsula Township Fire Department (station 2). People can get their preordered flowers and pots. Filler plants are also available to purchase. Questions: 231-947-0568.
Yoga classes start May 5
TRAVERSE CITY — The Yoga + Beer series starts at 11 a.m. May 5 at Silver Spruce Brewing Company. Classes occur on Sundays throughout the summer. Bring a yoga mat. Donations are appreciated. Sign up at Eventbrite.com. Questions: email@example.com.
TRAVERSE CITY — The NW Michigan NT Support spouse and partner group meets at 6:30 p.m. May 7. People in a relationship with an adult who has Asperger’s syndrome are invited. The group gathers on the first Tuesday of each month. Contact 231-313-8744 for the meeting location and more details.
TRAVERSE CITY — Donna DeSoto gives a presentation about Reiki, a Japanese healing technique, at 10 a.m. May 8 at the Traverse City Senior Center. Registration is required at 231-922-2080.
School personnel lunch
TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse Area Retired School Personnel hosts a buffet luncheon at 12:15 p.m. May 8 at the Elks Lodge. GTARSP honors their 2019 high school scholarship winners. Cost is $15. Reservations: 231-334-6549.
Genealogical society meeting
BENZONIA — Benzie Area Genealogical Society hosts a program at 2 p.m. May 8 at Benzie Area Historical Museum. College professor Daniel Earl presents “DNA: After the test, then what?” More information: 231-275-6671.
Stroke club meeting
TRAVERSE CITY — Yoga for Health Education Co-Director Michael Robold presents “The Benefits of Yoga Following a Stroke” from 2:30-4:30 p.m. May 8 at the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome to attend these Grand Traverse Bay Area Stroke Club meetings. More details: 231-935-6380.
Skin cancer screening
TRAVERSE CITY — V Dermatology offers free skin cancer screenings starting at 9 a.m. May 9 at the Traverse City Senior Center. Appointments are approximately 15 minutes. Registration is required at 231-922-2080.
Play group sessions
INTERLOCHEN — The 5 to One Neighborhood Center Playgroup meets from 10-11:30 a.m. May 9 and 23 at Interlochen Public Library. These include activities for families with infants to preschoolers, a snack and story time.
Community project viewing
ELK RAPIDS — Cherryland Middle School eighth graders invite the community to the Community Project Night from 5-8 p.m. May 9. Students present their research and findings. More details: 231-264-8991.
Nurses week celebration
TRAVERSE CITY — American Nurses Association- Michigan hosts an event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 9 at the Traverse City Golf and Country Club. The speaker is Andrea Corrie, R.N. and a member of the ANA-MI Board of Directors. Cost is $30 and includes a three-course meal. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BENZONIA — Benzie Area Historical Society researcher Andy Bolander presents “Ann Arbor Railroad Car Ferries (1912-1958)” at 7 p.m. May 9 at Mills Community House. Bolander examines the coal burning car ferries and highlights Frankfort Harbor and the 1923 wreck. This is part of the Benzonia Academy Lecture Series.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Annual Perennial and Plant Sale for Haiti goes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 10 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11 at Traverse Bay United Methodist Church. Proceeds fund ongoing work with farmers in Musac, Haiti. The Grand Traverse District United Methodist Haiti Mission Team sponsors this event.
TRAVERSE CITY — “Discover with Me!” goes from 10 a.m. to noon May 10 at Great Lakes Children’s Museum. Preschool and elementary students Preschool and elementary students are invited to paint a flower for their moms.
Information for veterans
INTERLOCHEN — Grand Traverse County Department of Veterans Affairs offers an informational session from 2-4 p.m. May 10 at Interlochen Public Library. Veterans, surviving spouses and dependents can learn about benefits. This event occurs on the second Friday of each month.
TRAVERSE CITY — Great Lakes Children’s Museum hosts Member’s Night from 5:30-7 p.m. May 10. Attendees can tie-dye a bandana and shirts. Bring one from home or purchase one for $5. Pizza is provided.
Lyme disease informational
TRAVERSE CITY — An information meeting about Lyme disease goes from 6:30-8:45 p.m. May 10 at Living Hope Church. View a documentary and discuss the health condition with a representative from Michigan Lyme Disease Association. Questions: 231-357-5095.
TRAVERSE CITY — The second annual “Together We Grow” Children’s Expo is set from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 at Grand Traverse Academy. The free event features a robotics demonstration, police dogs, a book walk, yoga and more. Snacks are available to purchase.
Historical museum open
MESICK — The Mesick Historical Museum opens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 during the 60th annual Mushroom Festival. Explore the recent renovations to the building. The museum also seeks volunteers. Call 231-885-2705 to get involved.
MAPLE CITY — The Cedar/ Maple City Lions Club hosts its Vendor Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 at 100 E. Bellinger Rd. Browse handmade jewelry, crafts and other items. Proceeds fund community scholarships, vision assistance programs and other causes.