Hoophouse raising — A two-day hoophouse raising event will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, at Martha Wagbo Farm & Education Center, 5745 N. M-66, East Jordan. Free; lunch provided. (231) 536-0333 or www.wagbo.org.
Outdoor kids program — A spring kick-off event for Getting Kids Outdoors is 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Pond Hill Farm in Harbor Springs. Event includes hayrides, scavenger hunts, snacks, vendors and more. Learn about the Passport to Adventure Program. Open to all ages; rain or shine. (231) 838-2677, (231) 838-4913 or www.gettingkidsoutdoors.org.
Nature program — "Calling All Rock Hounds," a geology program, begins 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Grass River Natural Area, 6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire. $5 per person; advance registration required. (231) 533-8314 or www.grassriver.org.
Fundraiser — A benefit event for the Charlevoix Area Humane Society will be 5-9 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Cafe Sante, 1 Water St., Boyne City. Special dinner rates with a portion to benefit the nonprofit, silent auction. More information at (231) 582-6774 or www.charlevoixhumane.org.
Banquet — East Jordan Rotary Club's father and son banquet begins 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the high school cafeteria in East Jordan. $10 adults, $5 students, free for preschoolers. Tickets available at door, at chamber office and through rotary members. (231) 536-7351.
Comedy — Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center presents a comedy hypnosis show 7-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Tickets are on sale at Local Flavor Bookstore, Boyne City High School and at the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce. Advance ticket prices are $6 for students, $8 for adults. Expect to pay $2 more at the door. This show is approved for all ages. Concessions available.
Performance — The Northern Michigan Brass Band will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Community Reformed Church in Charlevoix; and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, in the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center in Harbor Springs. General admission is $10 with students admitted free. Proceeds from this benefit concert will go to support local school band programs including Charlevoix High School, Harbor Springs High School and Northwest Academy. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information about the band and these concerts, visit www.northernmichiganbrassband.org.
Fundraiser — Petoskey High School Band Boosters' spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at the Petoskey High School cafeteria. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert, coffee, tea and punch. $7-adults; $6-youth (7-12); $25-family; free (under 6). Drive-up to-go dinners available.
Story time — Alanson Area Public Library hosts a story hour for preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays in Alanson. Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian. (231) 548-5465.
Spring cleanup — Boyne City's annual community-wide spring cleanup, will be from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 4. Volunteers are asked to meet at Sunset Park in downtown Boyne City next to the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce. Coffee and doughnuts will be served in the morning and lunch will be served at noon. For more information, call the Main Street office at (231) 582-9009, or email email@example.com.
Benefit Royal Tea — A Royal Tea to benefit Charlevoix's Head Start Preschool will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Castle Farms, Charlevoix. Admission is $20 per person, or $100 for a table of six. Register at (231) 237-0884, and more information is at www.castlefarms.com.
Performance — The Northern Michigan Brass Band will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center in Harbor Springs. General admission is $10 with students admitted free. Proceeds from this benefit concert will go to support local school band programs including Charlevoix High School, Harbor Springs High School and Northwest Academy. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information about the band and these concerts, visit www.northernmichiganbrassband.org.
Family, fun and fitness — North Central Michigan College offers a fitness and fun event at 5 p.m. the first Monday each month through May 6, in the gymnasium on the Petoskey campus. Activities include soccer, basketball, volleyball, tumbling mat, obstacle course and more. Light refreshments available. $5 per family.
Swim lessons — Children's American Red Cross swimming lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmers are offered beginning April 15 at Harbor Springs Community Pool, Harbor Springs. Register at (231) 526-4824. www.harborps.org/Pool/pool.htm.
Exhibit — The annual Youth Art Show runs April 20 through May 11 at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. (231) 347-4337 or www.crookedtree.org.
Art, science and history museum — Raven Hill Discovery Center is open noon-4 p.m. Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. Sundays or by appointment. Admission is $8 per person. Raven Hill is located between East Jordan and Boyne City just off C-48 at Pearsall Road. Call (231) 536-3369 or (877) 833-4254, or visit www.ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org.