Senator hosts coffee hour

TRAVERSE CITY — Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, hosts a coffee hour at 9 a.m. June 10 at Grand Traverse Pie Company, 525 W. Front St. Residents of the 37th District can bring questions and concerns about community or business issues. More details: 517-373-2413.

Yoga classes June 11

TRAVERSE CITY — Yoga for Health Education offers 12 “almost free” classes from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 11. Classes are meant to introduce people of all ages to the non-competitive exercise. Cost is $10 per class, $15 for two or $20 for unlimited. All proceeds go to the TART Trails. The complete schedule is online. Call 231-922-9642 or email to learn more.

Housing shortage panel

GLEN ARBOR — Local housing advocates lead a panel discussion at 10:30 a.m. June 11 at Glen Arbor Arts Center. Learn about housing shortages, affordable residences and zoning ordinances.

Spring luncheon

TRAVERSE CITY — Interlochen Woman’s Club hosts its annual spring luncheon at noon June 12 at Mulligan’s Pub and Grill.

GTARSP luncheon

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse Area Retired School Personnel hosts sheriff’s Deputy Mike Makowski at 12:15 p.m. June 12 at the Elks Lodge. Makowski speaks about opioid abuse and also collects old and unused medications for disposal. The luncheon costs $15. All retired school personnel are welcomed to attend. Reservations: 231-334-6549.

Euchre Tournaments

INTERLOCHEN — Euchre Tournaments begin at 4 p.m. every Tuesday at Golden Fellowship Hall. Entry is $1. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Interlochen Public Library and the Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation Senior Center Network.

Nursing event

TRAVERSE CITY — American Nurses Association- Michigan hosts “How to Convert Talk about Nursing into Action” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 11 at 620 Quail Ridge Drive. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Registration:; 231-946-2469.

Climate meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — The next Citizens’ Climate Lobby meeting is from 6-8:30 p.m. June 11 at Central United Methodist Church. Newcomers can arrive at 5:45 p.m. for an introduction to the group. More information: 231-499-6747.

Kayaking class

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse Area Paddle Club hosts an introduction to kayaking class from 6-9 p.m. June 11 at the Coast Guard Air Station. Topics include boat selection, accessories, life jackets, safety and more. Cost is $10. Reservations: 231-938-9655.

Stroke club meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse Bay Area Stroke Club meets from 2:30-4:30 p.m. June 12 at the Presbyterian Church. Munson Medical Center neurologist Kersti Bruining and stroke program coordinator Christine Peplinski share information about stroke prevention and treatment options. More details: 231-935-6380.

Homebuyer Education

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency offers Homebuyer Education sessions from 5:30-9:30 p.m. June 12-13. People must attend both nights to receive a certificate of completion. Cost is $75 per household and includes a light meal and workbook. Registration: 231-947-3780.

Amputee support meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — Disability Network Northern Michigan offers a new support group meeting for amputees from 5:45-7 p.m. June 12. This peer group plans to meet on the second Wednesday of each month. Contact: 231-922-0903.

Author hosts free workshops

FRANKFORT — Michigan native Margaret Robling discusses her book “Change Your Mindset/Change Your Age” during four free workshops in northern Michigan. The book is available at each event. Questions: 231-388-0365.

Upcoming sessions:

• 1-3 p.m. June 13 at Michigan Shores Cooperative in Frankfort

• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 14 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Beulah

• 5-7 p.m. June 14 at Darcy Library in Beulah

• 1-3 p.m. June 15 at Grace Episcopal Church in Traverse City

Genealogical programs

BENZONIA — Benzie Area Genealogical Society hosts two free programs June 13 at the Benzie Area Historical Museum. Mark Mullinax presents “Finding Fabulous (and FREE) Genealogy Websites” at 2 p.m. His “Genealogy 101” talk starts at 7 p.m.

Tire collection day

MAPLE CITY — Leelanau County residents may recycle up to 10 tires during a collection event June 15 at Glen Lake Schools. Cost is $1 per tire. Payment is due to the Government Center in Suttons Bay at noon June 14. Appointments are required. Call 231-256-9812 to sign up.

Veteran informational

INTERLOCHEN — The next Veteran Information Coffee Talk goes from 2-4 p.m. June 14 at Interlochen Public Library. Grand Traverse County Department of Veterans Affairs provides resources and benefit information. This event occurs on the second Friday of every month.

Hazardous waste collection

ELK RAPIDS — Antrim Conservation District hosts a hazardous waste collection from 8 a.m. to noon June 15 at the Department of Public Works Station. Pesticides and herbicides are free through the Michigan Clean Sweep Program. Fees may apply for other items. Tires are not accepted. Questions: 231-533-8363.

Outdoor tour

BELLAIRE — The second annual M-88 Outdoor Market Tour is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15. The community sale takes place in Mancelona, Bellaire, Central Lake and Eastport. Sidewalk sales, garage sales, arts and crafts and more are offered along the 26-mile stretch of highway. Market maps are available at various locations in each town. Contact: 231-533-6023.

Tobacco treatment available

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Tobacco Quitline offers a free tobacco treatment program until June 15. Nicotine patches and phone coaching are available for people without health insurance, pregnant women, veterans, cancer patients, Native Americans and people with Medicaid or Medicare. Free nicotine replacement therapy and interpretive services are also available. Contact: 800-784-8669.

Ranch open house

TRAVERSE CITY — Peace Ranch hosts an open house from 1-3 p.m. June 15. Community members are invited to celebrate the dedication of the new Impact Center for Growth and Healing.

Leelanau Pride event

SUTTONS BAY — A Leelanau Pride event starts at 6 p.m. June 17 at Wren. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails. A silent auction features items from Leelanau County artists and merchants. LGBTQ books are available to purchase. A screening of the film “Wild Nights with Emily” begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Bay Community Theatre. A panel discussion follows. Tickets are $25 at Bay Books and $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit UpNorth Pride.

Genealogical society meeting

KALKASKA — The Kalkaska Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Kalkaska County Library. Newcomers are welcome. The next meeting is June 17.

Editor's note: An event brief has been updated to correct a name. Margaret Robling discusses her book during free workshops June 13-15 in northern Michigan. Contact 231-388-0365 to learn more. — June 11, 2019