Fisheries center — Michigan Fisheries Visitor Center is on U.S. 31 between Petoskey and Alanson. Hike/bike the trails (pets welcome on leash), feed the fish and walk through the train. Visitor center hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sunday. Free daily tours of the Oden State Fish Hatchery 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and on Sunday by appointment. (231) 348-0998.
Dance competition — The sixth annual Harbor Springs Highland Fling dance competition will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at John M. Hall Auditorium in Bay View. Highland dancers of all ages and from across the Midwest and Canada compete in this fundraiser for a child with Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or (231) 838-9477.
Hayrides — Ride around the farm noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 27, at Pond Hill Farm in Harbor Springs. $4 per person, free for age 2 and under. (231) 526-3276.
Concert and potluck — Tours and hayrides begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Bluestem Farm, 4218 M-32 at Adams Road, seven miles east of East Jordan. The potluck and Robin Lee Berry concert are 6-8 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share and their own place settings, a chair or blanket and a flashlight. No dogs or alcohol allowed. Reservations not required. (231) 459-8968 or email email@example.com.
Concert — The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra will present duo-pianists Ellen Kendall and Susan Weatley performing "Pianoworks — Musical Postcards" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the First Presbyterian Church, 7940 Cemetery Road, Harbor Springs. The Sunday Series Recitals are free with the support of the Roger and Peggy Dicken Schwer Fund administered by the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. (231) 487-0010 or www.glcorchestra.org.
Kids reading group — The Radcliffe Reading Society for children in grades three-five begins for the school year 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at McLean and Eakin Booksellers, 307 E. Lake St., Petoskey. Retired elementary school teacher Martha Radcliffe leads. First book for the fall is "Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin," by Liesel Shurtliff. There will be snacks and discussion. Let us know if you plan to attend. (231) 347-1180 or www.mcleanandeakin.com.
Swim lessons — Swim lessons start Monday, Sept. 23, at the Harbor Springs Community Pool, 500 Spring St., Harbor Springs. The cost is $55 for Harbor Springs residents, $65 non-residents. Details at www.harborps.org or (231) 526-4824.
Lecture and field trip — The Charlevoix County History Preservation Society will host a program called "Revisiting the Todd Family History" at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Raven Hill Discovery Center, 4737 Fuller Road, between East Jordan and Boyne City off of C-48 at Pearsall Road. Guest speakers will be professor Kerri Finlayson and professional genealogists Barbara Hernden and Karen Giudice. The first hour, visit the homestead's excavation site then hear a presentation back in the center's meeting room. Free; light refreshments included. (231) 582-5326.
Speaker — Linda Starmer-Longworth will speak about lavender and bees at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Carnegie building, 451 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey. She and husband, Ray, raise bees and 25 varieties of lavender on Horton Bay Road. Free. Call the Petoskey District Library at (231) 758-3100 for more details.