It's not too late to purchase tickets for the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy's Annual Banquet. I put this event on my calendar months in advance. It's a fun evening with good food and good company. The CWC has a history of bringing interesting speakers - this year's presentation by Kyle Bagnall is about a canoe trip down the entire length of the Chippewa River. The silent auction is always full of items that I can't live without - I am currently putting together a basket of hiking/outdoor items to enter in the auction.
The best part is that all proceeds go to support land and water conservation/preservation in Mid-Michigan. Visit the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy's website to reserve your tickets.