INTERLOCHEN – Michael’s Place presents the free Writing through Loss workshop from 1-3 p.m. on August 22 at the Interlochen Public Library.
Participants can discuss and write about the legacy of their loved ones and its impact on their lives.
Activities for children
TRAVERSE CITY — Preschool and elementary school students are invited to weekly programs at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum.
Tie dye a bandana or shirt at 1 or 3:30 p.m. on August 22 and at 10:30 a.m., 1 or 3:30 p.m. on August 25 during Kid’s Craft Lab. Listen to the story “Feathers for Breakfast” at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. on August 23 and 26 during Storytime Adventures. Registration: glcm.org.
EMPIRE — The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society is hosting a star party from 9-11 p.m. on August 22 at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s Dune Climb.
The event includes telescopes and information stations.
Visitors should bring a flashlight, binoculars, insect repellent, chairs and blankets. A visitor pass is required to enter the park.
DPI at the library
INTERLOCHEN – Patrick Shea and Dan Wanschura of Public Radio Interlochen present “[Un]Natural Selection” at 2 p.m. on August 23 at the Interlochen Public Library.
This new season of the Points North Podcast examines the role of humans in the ecosystem and the boundaries between fixation and interference with the natural world.
Thriller novel released
BELLAIRE — Dorrance Publishing recently published “A Mistake” by Michigan author Edith M. The book is about a young woman who is targeted by a crime family on Halloween.
The paperback sells for $16, the ebook for $11.
TRAVERSE CITY – The Traverse Area District Library presents Tiny Fest at 6 p.m. on August 24 at the main branch on Woodmere Avenue.
Live music is provided by DJ Summerisle, Failed Pilot, John Piatek and Friends and Breathe Owl Breathe. Participants must bring a chair. The show moves indoors if it’s raining.
Poetry reading, workshop
INTERLOCHEN — Ann Arbor poet Ellen Stone leads “Tell Your Story: Poetry as Comfort” from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Interlochen Public Library.
This poetry reading and workshop is also sponsored by Michigan Writers. Registration: 231-276-6767.
Fiber Dye Event
BELLAIRE — Grass River Natural Area Guide Julie Hurd talks fiber dyes from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 25.
It presents the history and techniques of creating different shades from fungi and lichens. The cost is $10 per person.
The genealogical society brings together
TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society meets at 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Traverse Area District Library. Katherine Wilson presents “Reverse Genealogy: Locating Living Relatives”.
The organist accompanies the shows
WILLIAMSBURG — Organist Dave Calendine accompanies the cartoon “Felix the Cat” and two Buster Keaton shorts at 7 p.m. on August 26 at the Music House Museum.
Admission is $25 at MyNorthTickets.com. Ticket office: 231-938-9300.
Call for photos
INTERLOCHEN – The Interlochen Public Library invites young people 18 and under to submit an original photograph by November 1.
Four images will be printed on a custom acoustic panel for the library community room.
Photos must depict the Green Lake Township area, including nature themes, places or things of historical interest.
Submit photos to [email protected] More details: 231-276-6767.