Exhibit — The annual Youth Art Show runs through Saturday, May 11, at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, though 10 a.m. open Wednesday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (231) 347-4337 or www.crookedtree.org.
Free museum entry — Raven Hill Discovery Center opens to families for free the second Saturday each month. No groups or organizations. Open noon-4 p.m. Raven Hill is located at 4737 Fuller Road, East Jordan. (231) 536-3369 or www.ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org.
Cooking clinic — A raw milk cooking clinic will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Bliss Garden Farm and Community Kitchen, Cross Village. Participants will make and taste ice cream, mozzarella cheese and pudding. Free for herdshare members; $20 for non-members. Reservations requested; call Cradle Knoll Farm at (231) 537-4962 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banquet — East Jordan Lions Club will host the 45th annual Mother/Daughter Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at East Jordan High School. Dinner served by chef Joe Krumholz, of Jordan Inn; Announcement of 2012 Mother of the Year. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $7 adults, $4 students, free for preschoolers.
Daddy/daughter dance — The Harbor Springs Band Boosters will host its annual Daddy/daughter dance 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the middle school cafeteria, 800 S. State Road, Harbor Springs. Open to girls through fifth grade. $10 admission at door; includes dancing, snacks, drinks and photos.
Community dance — A community dance will be 6:45-10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the East Jordan Community Center. Music by Pine River Jazz, tickets $10 per person, instruction by Two Left Feet Dance. (231) 547-6114 or send email to email@example.com.
Family nature club — Northwoods Family Nature Club meets at 1 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month at Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center, East Jordan. Activities include unstructured playtime, outdoor exploration and field trips. Open to families with children of all ages. www.wagbo.org.
Exhibit — The annual Student Scholarship Show will be May 12-24 at Jordan River Art Center, 301 Main St., East Jordan. Awards ceremony will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, during a reception 1-4 p.m. Center is open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. (231) 536-3385 or www.jordanriverarts.com.
Wildflower walk — The first weekly wildflower walk will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Grass River Natural Area, 6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire. Master gardener points can be earned. Registration requested; free. (231) 533-8314 or www.grassriver.org.
Children's trivia — Children's Book Week celebration includes "Tween Trivia Nite" at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at Between the Covers bookstore, 152 E. Main St., Harbor Springs. (231) 526-6658 or www.hsbetweenthecovers.com.
Story time — Crooked Tree District Library story time for pre-kindergartners begins 10 a.m. every Wednesday in Walloon Lake. Includes stories, songs and crafts. (231) 535-2111 or www.crookedtreelibrary.org.
Bicycle ride — The 10th annual Ride of Silence, to remember cyclists injured or killed on the road, will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, starting at Veterans Park in Boyne City. Participants should gather at 6:30 p.m. Free. Photos of past events sought; send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bicycle ride — The 8th annual Ride of Silence, to remember cyclists injured or killed on the road, will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, starting at the Harbor Springs harbormaster parking lot. Participants should gather at 6:30 p.m. to register. Free; helmets required.
PAWS reading program — Students can read to therapy dogs 1-2:30 p.m. every second Saturday each month and 3:30-5 p.m. every third Thursday each month at the Petoskey District Library, Petoskey. Schedule a 15 minute appointment at (231) 758-3112.
Festival — The 53rd National Morel Mushroom Festival runs Thursday-Sunday, May 16-19, in Boyne City. Thursday's events include: carnival opening 3 p.m.; local musicians' competition 5:30 p.m. Friday's events include: outdoor show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Sunset Park; craft show, 1-6 p.m.; carnival opens 3 p.m.; morel seminar 4 p.m.; guided morel hunt leaving from Veterans Park, 4:30 p.m., $15 fee; wine & dine seatings, 5:30 and 8 p.m., Beach House Restaurant, Boyne Mountain Resort, reservations required; live music by Yankee Station 8:30 p.m., $5 cover. Saturday's events include: morel breakfast at VFW from 7-10 a.m.; mushroom hunt registration 7:30-9 a.m., former Carter's parking lot; mushroom hunt begins 9 a.m.; craft show 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; outdoor show 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; carnival opens 11 a.m.; Taste of Morels 12-3 p.m.; morel give-away 4 p.m.; live music by Audio Circus 8:30 p.m., $5 cover. (231) 582-6222 or www.morelfest.com.
Open house — Library Day will be celebrated 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Harbor Springs Library, 206 S. Spring St., Harbor Springs. Music, activities, refreshments; free. (231) 526-2531 or www.harborspringslibrary.org.
Castle museum — Historical self-guided tours are available 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily at Castle Farms, 5052 M-66 North, Charlevoix. Displays currently include World War I memorabilia and items from the 1918 Sears Roebuck catalog. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 children ages 2-12, or $25 family pass. (231) 237-0884 or www.castlefarms.com.