Rock hounds meet
Traverse City — The Grand Traverse Rock & Mineral Club will meet at 7 p.m. today, Sept. 18, at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. Members are invited to bring their best copper specimens for a "show and tell." Visitors also are invited.
Traverse City — Peninsula Community Library's Pageturners book group will meet Thursday, Sept. 20.
The group will discuss Isabel Wolff's "A Vintage Affair" at 7 p.m. at the library, 2699 Island View Road. Nancy Bordine also will give a talk on vintage clothing. New members are welcome.
Books are available at the library. For details, call 223-7700 or visit www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org.
OTP tickets on sale
Traverse City — Tickets are on sale for remaining performances of Old Town Playhouse's production of the one-act musical "The Last Five Years."
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 20-22, and Sept. 27 through 29; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the playhouse, 148 E. Eighth St. Tickets are $25 each.
For tickets, call 947-2210, visit www.oldtownplayhouse.com or stop at the box office. Remaining tickets will be sold two hours prior to each performance.
Biz after hours
East Jordan — The East Jordan Chamber of Commerce's first Business After Hours of the season is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Karen Walker Studio, 507 Water St. The studio is celebrating 20 years in business.
Traverse City — The Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center will hold its second Circle of Friends Luncheon to raise money to help identify, treat, and prevent sexual and physical abuse of children.
The event will start at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St. For admission information, call TBCAC, 929-4250, or visit www.traversebaycac.org.
Help Boots for Kids
Traverse City — La Senorita on Garfield Avenue will donate 20 percent of all meals, take-outs, gift cards and beverages all day Thursday, Sept. 20, to help Boots for Kids, a local nonprofit, when guests present a "Gives Back Fiesta" coupon. For a coupon, go to www.bootsforkids-tc.org.
IAAP open house
Traverse City — The Northern Michigan chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will host an open house for interested individuals from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Cambria Suites, 255 Munson Ave. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For details, visit http://www.northernmichiganiaap.org/home.
Benzonia — The Benzie County Players will announce their next production and hold auditions for the play on Thursday, Sept. 20.
Auditions start at 7 p.m. at Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Ave. Actors, set designers and stage managers are needed. Play dates are Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26 through 28. For details, call Steve Elrick, 352-7425.
Omena — Brian Price, director of the Leelanau Conservancy, will talk about "Leelanau's Changing Landscape" as part of Saving Birds Thru Habitat's Summer Speaker Series.
The program will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the SBTH Discovery Center, 5020 N. Putnam Road. The cost is $15 per person. For details or tickets, call 271-3738 or visit www.savingbirds.org.
Traverse City — The community is invited to the Thursday, Sept. 20, meeting of the Grand Traverse Area Genealogy Society.
The group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3746 Veterans Dr. Amy Barritt, reference librarian at the Traverse Area District Library, will discuss the library's genealogy resources.