TRAVERSE CITY —
Lake Ann — Vendors are being sought for the Oct. 20 Lake Ann United Methodist Church's Arts and Craft Show.
The fee is $30 for a 10x10-foot booth or $15 for a 5x10-foot booth. Items must be handmade. For details or an application, call 946-2568 or 275-0434.
Leland — Reservations are needed by Friday, Aug. 10, for the Wednesday, Aug. 15, meeting of the Leelanau Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel.
The group will meet at 11:55 a.m. at the Bluebird Restaurant. Les Nixon, current MARSP state president, will be the guest speaker. The cost for lunch is $12. For details or reservations, call Emma Stayer, 271-3689.
Learn to crochet
Traverse City — Nikki Lennox will lead a four-week "Learn to Crochet" class at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road.
The class will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 9-30. Registration is required. There is no fee and supplies will be provided. For details or to register, call 223-7700.
Spartan beach bash
Frankfort — The MSU Alumni Club of Benzie County will host its annual Beach Bash Thursday, Aug. 9, rain or shine.
The event will be held at Bellows Park, the corner of South Shore Drive and Bellows Avenue, with a 5 p.m. social hour and a 6 p.m. potluck. The bash is free for club members; $10 for non-members. Proceeds and donations go to the club's scholarship fund. For details or if planning to attend, contact Tina Clark, 352-6049 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frankfort — The Oliver Art Center will hold its annual Art Auction on Friday, Aug. 10.
Titled "A Shore Thing," the fundraiser will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the art center, 132 Coast Guard Road, with picnic fare and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. They are available at the art center, Hull's of Frankfort and Crystal Crate and Cargo in Beulah.
Class of '77 reunion
Traverse City — The Traverse City High School class of 1977 will hold its 35-year reunion Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11.
A golf outing followed by an informal get-together and barbecue will be hosted Friday at The Crown Golf Course on West Silver Lake Road. The reunion starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn West Bay, 615 E. Front St.
For details, call 922-3370, email email@example.com, or go to Facebook at TCHS Class of 77-Reunion Aug. 11.
All-Stars art exhibit
Maple City — T.E.A.M. Gallery will host an opening reception for an "All-Stars" exhibit at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the gallery in the Michigan Traders compound, 497 E. Harbor Highway. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traverse City — Participants in the "Take It From the Top" musical theater workshop will give a recital Friday, Aug. 10.
The free performance will start at 7 p.m. at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St. No tickets are required. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. For details, call 941-8082 or visit www.cityoperahouse.org.
Kalkaska — The second Kalkaska Street Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, on 4th Street and the north half of the municipal parking lot.
Blue October plays
Streeters has booked alternative rock band Blue October for an Oct. 13 show at Ground Zero. Featuring Traverse City St. Francis grad Matt Noveskey on bass, Blue October is best known for hits such as "Hate Me," "Into the Ocean," "Dirt Room," and "Say It." Tickets are $27 in advance. Ground Zero will also have an Oct. 26 appearance by southern rock/alternative hip-hop act Rehab. Tickets for that show are $12, and the event features opening acts Critical Bill and Funktion.