Events

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 8:00am

    Call Alan Luedtke at 231-499-7627 for additional information

  • Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 1:00am

      Benzie Area Zonta Club members organize a yearly Job Fair every spring at Mills Community House. For additional information, please contact Maryanne Fleetwood at 231-651-5000.

  • Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Benzonia Academy Lecture Series at the Mills Community House

    Ernest Hemingway's Formative Years in Michigan
    by Patricia Innis

    Ernest Hemingway's formative years in Michigan will be featured in this visual presentation. It will also look at how Michigan influenced Hemingway's writing and his adult life.  Patricia Innis is an artist and member of the Michigan Hemingway Society.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University and Master of Fine Arts degree from Maharishi International University. As a committed educator, Innis has been a university professor, curator and gallery manager. She is currently the education director for Michigan Legacy Art Park. She has worked with numerous schools throughout northwest lower Michigan on Hemingway-related projects. She also does workshops and residencies on other Michigan themes in the schools and at the Legacy Art Park. Michigan Legacy Art Park is home to two Hemingway-inspired artworks.

  • Monday, May 26, 2014 - 7:00am
  • Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Benzonia Academy Lecture Series at the Mills Community House

    Over There: Benzie County and the Great War
    by Brian D. McCall

    This lecture will begin with the society and culture of Northern Michigan as described by Bruce Catton in "Waiting for the Morning Train" just before he left Benzonia in 1916 followed by America's entry into World War I in April, 1917.  Several Benzie County men left the lakes, forests and fields to fight on the Western Front and make the world "safe for democracy".  McCall will describe their journey from small town life to what ever fate they found in France before the war finally ended in November 1918.  Brian D. McCall has been a member of the Interlochen Arts Academy faculty since 1998.  He also serves as an adjunct American History instructor at Northwestern Michigan College and Michigan History at Ferris State University.