Geocaching — "Geocaching for Beginners" is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Wisser-Saworski Nature Preserve, just outside Boyne Falls. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Bring GPS if possible; some are available to share. www.landtrust.org.
Maple syrup season — Pancakes with fresh maple syrup are served 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays during syrup season at Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center in East Jordan. Volunteers invited to work in exchange for syrup. For menu and schedule, call (231) 536-0333 or visit www.wagbo.org.
Kids run — A mud run event for middle school students is 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Kiwanis Park in Harbor Springs. Dress appropriately. Free. (231) 526-2531.
Breakfast — A recurring all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, eggs and sausage is 7:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 7, at the VFW hall in Charlevoix. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids under 12. Call (231) 675-4444.
Celtic session — A Celtic music session with Gaeyle Gerrie is 1-3 p.m. the first and third Sundays each month at Freshwater Art Gallery, 217 S. Lake St., Boyne City. Bring a seat. Free; open to the public. Contact Gaeyle at (231) 883-7664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chess club — A chess club for ages 8-14 meets 3-5 p.m. Mondays, through May 20, in the youth department of Petoskey District Library, Petoskey. Family nights held on third Tuesday each month at Carnegie building through May. Free. (231) 758-3123.
Story time — Radcliffe Reading Society, story time for grades three-five, is 3:30-5 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays each month at McLean and Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey. Free; reservations requested. (231) 347-1180 or www.mcleanandeakin.com.
Readers theater — Youth readers theater takes place in the children's department at Petoskey District Library, Petoskey: grades three-eight meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays; grades nine-12 meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free. (231) 758-3112.
Foster meeting — A support group and informational session for foster and adoptive families is 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Charlevoix Reformed Church at U.S. 31 and Meech Road in Charlevoix. (231) 342-5052.
Presentation — "Emotion Coaching and Emotional Parenting Styles," a presentation for parents and caregivers, begins 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Char-Em ISD Taylor School, 1515 Cemetery Road, Petoskey. Event includes dinner 6 p.m., speaker 6:30 p.m., discussion, networking and dessert 7 p.m. Free; child care available. To register, call Susan Chowen at (231) 582-8070.
Volunteer opportunity — A volunteer cleanup opportunity is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Rogers Family Homestead Preserve in Charlevoix County. Tasks include removing farm dumps and fencing, tree trimming and post hole digging. Bring work gloves and lunch; snacks and refreshments provided. (231) 344-1011 or email@example.com.
Mom-to-Mom sale — Mom-to-Mom sale 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Boyne City Eagles. Admission $1 for ages 13 and up.
Story time — Spring Street Story Time is 10-11 a.m. Saturdays at Harbor Springs Library, Harbor Springs. (231) 526-2531 or www.harborspringslibrary.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.
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.
Nature program — "Identifying Birds by Sight," a nature program, begins 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Grass River Natural Area, 6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire. $5 per person; advance registration required. (231) 533-8314 or www.grassriver.org.
Pancake breakfast — Harbor Springs Boy Scout Troop 55 will serve pancakes from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the American Legion Hall, State and Third streets, Harbor Springs. $7 adults, $4 ages 6-7, children younger than 5, free.
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.
Chamber concert — "Brass-mania," a chamber music concert, begins 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at First Congregational Church in Charlevoix. Free. www.glcorchestra.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.