Hockey registration — Open hockey registration for Mackinaw City hockey programs will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7-8, at 507 W. Central Ave., Mackinaw City. This is for all ages and both male and female athletes who will be part of a variety of teams from youth programs to high school programs. www.mackinawcityhockey.com.
Hatchery tours — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan State University, Tower-Kleber Limited Partnership and Sturgeon for Tomorrow will host sturgeon hatchery tours 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Black River facility near Onaway. The hatchery is located in Cheboygan County on the Upper Black River on Twin School Road, adjacent to the Kleber Dam. On the tour see the 3-month-old sturgeon currently in the hatchery, and learn about early life history and how to play a role to keep healthy populations of this fish in our lakes. Free. Group tours of 10 or more participants must preregister by calling (231) 625-2776.
Community potluck — The eighth annual Boyne Community Potluck Picnic will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Veterans Memorial Park pavilion in Boyne City. The theme for the picnic is "Old Fashioned Family, Food and Fun."
Concert — Red Tail Ring concert will be 8-11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at The Dhaseleer Events Barn, 15794 Paddock Road, Charlevoix. Limited seating; $15 tickets in advance, $20 at door with children 12 years and younger free. (231) 675-7768 or send email to email@example.com. General information on the show at www.redtailring.com.
Event — The annual volunteer event Day of Caring is throughout the day Wednesday, Sept. 11, across Charlevoix and Emmet counties. All projects will be posted online through Char-Em United Way's Volunteer Connections program. Contact Lisa at (231) 487-1006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Event — A free ice cream social will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Charlevoix Farmers Market in downtown Charlevoix's East Park. Vendors will provide toppings. www.charlevoix.org or (231) 547-2101.
Family museum day — Families are admitted for free from noon-4 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Raven Hill Discovery Center, 4737 Fuller Road, East Jordan. No groups on second Saturdays. Science, history and art museum for children and families, indoor and outdoor exhibits. (231) 536-3369 or www.ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org.
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. Open to families with children of all ages. www.wagbo.org.
Stream monitoring — Volunteers are needed for a stream monitoring field day to gather samples of aquatic insects and water along the Jordan River starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. It is a way kids or adults can learn about the river and how to take care of the environment. If interested, email email@example.com or visit www.friendsofthejordan.org online.
Benefit dinner — A spaghetti dinner will be 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1303 Boyne Ave., Boyne City. Donations will benefit Baraga Broadcasting Catholic Radio. (231) 582-7718.
Fundraiser — The North Central Community College Lookout for the Cookout fundraiser is noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Petoskey college campus. A meal served open air on the college campus lawn. Tickets $8, kids 5 years and younger eat free. www.ncmich.edu.
Event — The annual meeting of the Jordan River Arts Council is 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, for a picnic in the park. The public is invited to meet the artists from the area at the Jordan River Art Center, 301 Main St., East Jordan. (231) 536-3385 or www.jordanriverarts.com.