Cleaning house presentation

INTERLOCHEN — Traverse City Fire Chief Jim Tuller presents tips for getting rid of clutter at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Golden Fellowship Hall. An optional lunch starts at noon. A $3 donation is suggested for people ages 60 and older. Reservations: 231-922-2080.

Friday yoga classes

TRAVERSE CITY — The “Faith, Grace and Lavender” yoga class is offered at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 14 through Oct. 19 at Central United Methodist Church. The Friday sessions are designed for Christians who may be new to the exercise. Yoga mats are provided. Cost is $50 for the six weeks. Register online, or contact

Public input needed

BELLAIRE — The Village of Bellaire seeks public input for its new master plan. The “Believe in Bellaire” survey is available at the Village Office, public library, Paddles & Pedals, The 45th Apparel, historical society and Real Estate One. Surveys are also online. Responses are due Sept. 14. Questions: 231-929-5038.

‘Gospel of Hope’ discussion

TRAVERSE CITY — Author Walter Brueggemann leads a 10-week discussion Sept. 14 through Nov. 16 at Central United Methodist Church. The events focus on his book “A Gospel of Hope.” Books are available to purchase at the first meeting. Registration is open online. Contact:

Leatherworking event

KALKASKA — The Leatherworkers Club gathers at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 at Kalkaska County Library. Ages 12 and older can learn to make custom leather items. Tools and training are provided. This group meets on the third Saturday of each month. More details: 231-258-9411.

Out of Darkness Walk

TRAVERSE CITY — The Out of Darkness Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Civic Center. Area nonprofits and businesses provide mental health information. A photo booth, memory tent, chalk wall and honor beads ceremony are also included. Donations fund the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Registration is online. More details: 231-414-4424;

DNA testing discussion

KALKASKA — Kalkaska County Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the public library. Learn about DNA testing with the AncestryDNA kit. Questions: 231-392-2378.

Balance class Sept. 18

ACME — Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center offers a balance class at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at Samaritas Senior Living. Call 231-932-9014 to learn more.

Writing group meets

ALDEN — A writing group meets at 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at Helena Township Community Center. The group will review a member’s writing sample and a selection from a published author. Sponsored by Alden District Library and Friends.

Sorority kicks off season

TRAVERSE CITY — Delta Kappa Gamma Phi Chapter kicks off its 2018-19 season at 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at TBAISD Conference Center. Red Dirt Road co-founder Marie Eckstein discusses the sewing business in Cambodia. All women educators and prospective members are invited. Contact:,

Class of 1955 lunch

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Central High School Class of 1955 meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Elks Lodge. All class members are invited to attend. This event occurs monthly through November. Questions: 231-947-8692.

Diabetes self-management

CENTRAL LAKE — Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan hosts the “Personal Action Toward Health” workshop from 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 19 at the township hall. The free, six-week program focuses on self-management tools for people with pre-diabetes or diabetes. Registration: 800-442-1713.

Fall prevention events

TRAVERSE CITY — Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center offers free fall risk assessments at various locations. Call 231-932-9014 to learn more.

This month’s schedule:

• Sept. 19 — Balance testing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fife Lake Library

• Sept. 21 — Balance testing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grand Traverse County Senior Center

• Sept. 26 — Balance testing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Rock in Kingsley

• Sept. 27 — Balance testing at 11:30 a.m. at Interlochen Community Center