Bulletin Board

Only free events hosted by nonprofit or government or school groups (including meetings) will be published in the Bulletin Board. Only an event description, time, date, place and contact for information (and/or website) will be published. To submit an item for the bulletin board, call Denise at (231) 352-9659 or email recpat@pioneergroup.com.

Thursday, May 11

LAKE SHORES GARDEN CLUB will meet, at 1 p.m., at Lake Township Hall, 5153 Scenic Highway. Info:  call (231) 352-7347.

Saturday, May 13

BIRDING WITH JOHN PROKES, 8 a.m., Michigan Legacy Art Park. Meet at the Art Park trailhead.

Friday, May 19

4TH ANNUAL DANIEL BEECHRAFT MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE, 2-6 p.m., at the Inland Township Fire Department, 19668 Honor Highway, Interlochen.

RECURRING MEETINGS/EVENTS

CANINE PLAYGROUPS: 10 a.m. for small dogs; 11 a.m. for big dogs, every Saturday, Benzonia Memorial Park, Grace Road and U.S. 31, behind Honor Bank.

MAKER WEDNESDAYS, 4-6 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of every month, at Benzonia Public Library. Info: visit benzonialibrary.org or call (231) 882-4111.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 2 p.m., the first Wednesday each month, at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in the REMEC room on the lower level.  Info: call Nancy, (231) 399-0253, vanderlinde1233@gmail.com; or Jeanette at POMH, (231) 352-9621

GROWN-UP COLORING TIME, 5:30-6:30 p.m., every Wednesday at the Betsie Valley District Library, 14744 Thompson Ave., Thompsonville. Info: call (231) 378-2716.

NORTHERN LIGHTS NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE SUPPORT GROUP will meet from noon-2 p.m., the second Saturday of every month, at Munson community health Center, 550 Munson Ave., Traverse City, in rooms A and B. Info: call Mary, (231) 399-0365.

BENZIE COUNTY DEMOCRATS regularly meet at 10 a.m., the third Saturday of each month, 9330 Honor Highway, east of the Cherry Bowl Drive-In. Info: (231) 227-1112, or email benziedemocrats@outlook.com, or visit benziedemocrats.com.

KNITTING GROUP, meets 1-3 p.m., every Tuesday, at Benzonia Public Library. Information for the current project can be found on the website, benzonialibrary.org.

DARCY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, 1 p.m., the second Tuesday each month. Info: call Aubyn, (231) 935-3089; Darcy Library, (231) 882-4037, or visit darcylibraryofbeulah.org.

READ WITH SERVICE DOGS CHAZ OR DENNY, from 5-6 p.m., every third Wednesday, at the Betsie Valley District Library, 14744 Thompson Ave., Thompsonville. Info: (231) 378-2716.

PAINTING WITH FRIENDS GROUP, meets at 10 a.m., every Wednesday, at the Interlochen Public Library, 9700 Riley Road. Info: (231) 276-6767, or visit tadl.org/interlochen

PAJAMA STORY TIME, 6 p.m., every Thursday, at Darcy Library of Beulah. Info: (231) 882-4037.

READ TO CHAZ AND DENNY, from 4-6 p.m., the second and fourth Wednesday every month, at the Interlochen Public Library, 9700 Riley Road. Info: (231) 276-6767.

BABY PLAYTIME WITH MISS MARY KAYE, 10 a.m., the second and fourth Thursday every month, at Benzonia Public Library. Info: benzonialibrary.org.

FRANKFORT ROTARY CLUB meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Wednesday, at the Hotel Frankfort, 231 Main St. Guests are welcome. Lunch is optional.

BABY PLAYTIME, 10 a.m. , on the first and third Friday, at the Interlochen Public Library. Info: (231) 276-6767.

READ TO ROSIE, the reading dog, 1-5 p.m., every Thursday, at Darcy Library of Beulah. Info: (231) 882-4037.

COMPUTERS WITH CAROL, 1-5 p.m., every Thursday, at Darcy Library of Beulah. Info: (231) 882-4037.

STORIES AND MORE WITH JOANNE “YOGI” BEARE, 11 a.m. every Thursday, at the Glen Lake Library in Empire.Info: (231) 326-5361.

BENZIE COUNTY NARA-NON support group, meets 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, at Fresh Wind Ministry, 9780 Honor Highway, Honor. Info: call Shelli, (231) 325-0016/

BENZIE WEIGHT SUPPORT GROUP, will be held from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., every Tuesday at the Benzonia Township Building,1020 Michigan Ave. in Benzonia. Info: call Marilyn, (231) 882-5027.

SENIOR BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Golden Fellowship Hall (next to Interlochen Public Library), 9700 Riley Road in Interlochen. Info:  call the library (231) 276-6767.

END OF TIMES BIBLE STUDY at 6 a.m. every Tuesday at the Fresh Winds Ministry Center, US 31, Honor.

BENZIE FOOD PARTNERS is open the first and third Thursday in Honor for Benzie County residents. Info: (231) 325-2936 or (231) 882-5234.

VETERAN AFFAIRS OFFICE hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday (except holidays) at the Benzie County Government Center, Beulah. Info: (231) 882-0034. Grand Traverse office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday in Traverse City. Info: 1-(888) 335-6746 or veterans@grandtraverse.org.

WEIGHT WATCHERS GROUP meet at 5:30 p.m., Mondays at Best Western, in Beulah. Info: (888) 335-6746.

BENZIE AREA MASONIC LODGE No. 444 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Masonic Hall, U.S. 31 and Covey Road, Honor. A light dinner is at 6:30 p.m.

EASTERN STAR CHAPTER No. 405 meets at 7 p.m., the second Monday of the month from April to December, at the Masonic Hall, U.S. 31 and Covey Road, Honor.