Nature Movie Night
BELLAIRE — Nature Film Night begins at 7 pm April 23 at Grass River Natural Area. Short environmental films are shown at Grass River Center. Popcorn is provided. Admission is $5. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse Audubon Club leads a bird walk at 7:30 am April 24 along Boardman Lake. Meet outside the Grand Traverse Area Children’s Garden at Traverse Area District Library.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Mom-2-Mom Sale is open from 10 am to 2 pm April 24 at Twin Lakes Park. Admission is free. Rent a table for $5.
GLEN ARBOR — Jim Crockett and The Beach Bards perform from 4-6 pm April 24 at Art’s Tavern. Admission is free, but donations support Empire Area Community Emergency Fund.
BELLAIRE — The Masonic Lodge serves dinner from 4:30-7 pm April 24. Menu includes coleslaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, dinner rolls, beverages and dessert. Eat there or take a meal home for $10 each. Contact: 231-377-7156.
FRANKFORT — The Garden Theater hosts a fundraiser for “Dogman3: Fight to the Finish” at 7 pm April 25. This is the third in local filmmaker Richard Brauer’s series. View footage from the first two “Dogman” films. Stormcloud Brewing provides refreshments.
Vegan food class
TRAVERSE CITY — Oryana Community Cooperative offers the “Cook Once, Eat Three Times” class at 6 pm April 26. Learn to make vegan dinners for $10. Sign up at Eventbrite.com.
BELLAIRE — Afternoon tea is served from 1-2:30 pm April 27 at Applesauce Inn Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy homemade treats and tea. Cost is $30 per person. RSVP: 231-533-6448.
happy hour fundraiser
ELK RAPIDS — Happy Hour for A Cause goes from 5-7 pm April 28 at Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen. Enjoy appetizers and drinks at happy hour prices. Donations go to Milton Township Skate Park. Contact: 231-264-0350.
GLEN ARBOR — Glen Lake Restaurant Week goes from April 29 through May 7. Eateries offer three courses for $25 or $35. Participants include Art’s Tavern, La Becasse, Western Avenue Grill and Cherry Public House.
TRAVERSE CITY — East Bay Township Parks Commission seeks public comments on a proposed community garden at the township hall. The garden could be a shared space for food growth and education for all ages. East Bay Township residents, as well as people who work and/or play there, may complete the survey at surveymonkey.com/r/ebtgarden. Responses are due by April 30.
wedding expo tickets
TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets are available for the 2022 Northern Michigan Wedding Expo, set May 25 at City Opera House.
Preregister for $10 each; share $15 at the door. Some of the proceeds support Cherryland Humane Society. nmiweddingexpo.com
LANSING — Michigan Department of Education recently announced additional grantees for its 2021-22 10 Cents A Meal for Michigan’s Kids and Farms program. Grants provide matching funds, up to 10 cents per meal, to purchase and serve state-grown fruits, vegetables and legumes.
The new winners include Harbor Springs School District, Ludington Area School District, Cheboygan Area Schools, Kalkaska Public Schools and Inland Lakes Schools.