Traverse City — Susan Case Bonner will sign her illustrated child's prayer and learning guide "My Whole Self Before You" Sunday, July 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St. The book is designed to help parents teach young children to pray.
For details, call 946-7290 or (800) 587-2147 or visit www.horizonbooks.com.
Traverse City — The Backroom Gang will provide jazz for a Dixieland Devotional Wednesday, July 25.
The service starts at 7 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City, 701 Westminster. An offering will be collected for local charities.
Find your voice
Traverse City — Grace Episcopal Church's Interim Worship Coordinator Abe Leach will lead a music, prayer, scripture and worship series Wednesdays, July 25-Aug. 1.
Sessions meet 7-8 p.m. at the church, 341 Washington St. They are designed to help participants improve their confidence and ability to sing hymns and psalms.
Each session is self-contained. For details, call (573) 620-3735.
'Taste of Greece'
Traverse City — Archangel Gabriel Greek Orthodox Church will serve authentic Greek food, along with music and culture at its Taste of Greece dinner.
The meal will be served 3-7 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at the First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road. Diners can eat in or use drive-thru take-out service. Tickets are $14. For details, call 492-0493 or visit tcorthodoxchurch.com.
Driver Safety Class
Traverse City — AARP will offer its Driver Safety Program, a classroom refresher course for adults 50 and older.
The class will meet 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 26-27, at the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging, 520 W. Front St. The cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. During July and August, current and retired educators and school personnel can attend for $5.
Reservations are required; call 922-4688 or (877) 686-4688.
Study for all ages
Traverse City — Prince of Peace Lutheran Church invites children and adults to "Go Back to Jerusalem" to study God's word.
Sessions meet 9:30 a.m.-noon or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 30-Aug. 2, at the church, 1776 High Lake Road. There will be Bible study and activities for pre-K-sixth grade, teens and adults.
The program is free, but registration is required. For details or to register, call 941-7812 or visit www.princeofpeacetraversecity.org.
Fish broil on tap
Frankfort — Grilled lake trout tops the menu for the Frankfort Trinity Lutheran Men's Group Fish Broil.
The meal will be served 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the church, 955 James St. The cost is $15 for adults; $7 for ages 12 and younger. Proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County.
Lions Club yard sale
Cedar — The Cedar/Maple City Lions Club will hold a yard sale Saturday, July 28.
Sale hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Lions Community Building, County Road 616, where donations will be accepted 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 27. For donation pick-up, call 228-7021 or 228-5257. Proceeds benefit local and state projects.
Church garage sale
Traverse City — Christ United Methodist Church will hold a garage sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the church, 1249 Three Mile Road. Call 946-3048 or visit www.tcchrist.com for details.
Traverse City — Sisters with Class will perform Wednesday, July 28, at the Crescent Woods Gathering.
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., rain or shine, at the amphitheater behind Unity Church, 3600 Five Mile Road. The suggested donation is $10 for adults; $5 for children 11 and younger.
Concerts continue on Saturdays through Aug. 11. For details, call 938-9587 or visit www.unitytraversecity.com.
Kalkaska — Bear Lake Christian Church, 221 Bear Lake Road, will host the Redeeming Grace Quartet during the 10 a.m. service Sunday, July 29. The public is invited.
Leland — Leland Summer Church will welcome the Rev. Dr. John Stewart on Sunday, July 29.
Stewart is a retired Presbyterian pastor and also retired from Princeton Theological Seminar of Grand Rapids as a professor. He will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Leland Summer Church service at Leland Community United Methodist Church, 106 N. Fourth St. Call 256-9161 or visit www.lelandcumc.org for details.
VBS in Grawn
Grawn — Children ages 4 through fifth grade are invited to Vacation Bible School at Grawn United Methodist Church, 1260 W. Silver Lake Road.
VBS will meet 6:30-8:45 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, July 29-Aug. 2. For details or to register, call 630-1597. Children also may attend without registering.
Kalkaska — An inaugural Gospel Fest Sunday, July 29, will honor Duane Johnston.
The concert will be held 6-8 p.m. at the Kalkaska Senior Center Gazebo, 303 S. Coral St.; indoors if it rains. Donations will be accepted for the Peoples Church elevator fund. For details, call 258-9365 or 258-2494.
Traverse City — Shoreline Center for Healing is offering community acupuncture clinics on Mondays and Thursdays.
Treatments are available by appointment 3-6 p.m. at the center, 402 S. Union St. The cost ranges from $20 to $30 and is set by the patient. For appointments, call 946- HEAL. For details, visit www.shorelinehealing.com.
Traverse City — The Grand Traverse Area Parkinson's Support Group will host guest speaker Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog on Tuesday, July 31.
Dr. Ahlskog is professor of neurology at Mayo Medical School and chair of the Mayo Clinic Section of Movement Disorders. He will talk about "Parkinson's Medicines: Ten Things You Should Know" at the 10 a.m. meeting at the Holiday Inn West Bay, 615 E. Front St. The program is free and open to the public; call 946-1946 or 947-7389.