FROM STAFF REPORTS
Festival showcases George Cole
The Manitou Music Festival features jazz/swing guitarist George Cole and his trio 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 12, outdoors at Studio Stage, Lake Street Studios in Glen Arbor. Rain location is Glen Arbor Town Hall. Cole is also playing 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Garden Theater in Frankfort. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For tickets or more information, call the theater at 352-7561.
Port Oneida Fair
The 11th annual Port Oneida Rural Arts and Culture Fair is 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. today, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 11. In addition to the many popular demonstrations, animals and exhibits, the fair features a chicken dinner today, and will end with an astronomy party on Saturday night. The fair is a free, but you must purchase a National Park Entrance Pass and display it in your vehicle. For more information, call 326-5135, ext. 328.
Chamber Music North performs "Leland Baroque" 7:30 p.m. today, Aug. 10, at the Leland School. The concert will feature Cary Lewis, piano, Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin, and Debra Fayroian, cello.
The Alden Depot Museum, 10670 Coy St., will host its annual Model Train Show and Swap Meet 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, and Sunday, Aug. 12. The show will continue from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 18-19, 25-26 and Sept. 1-2. The show's final day is 1-4 p.m., Labor Day, Sept. 3. The museum's caboose and engine will also be open to visitors. Contact Paul DeLange at 377-7333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wine, food and fun will be the focus in Northport when the 16th annual Northport Dog Parade takes to the streets Saturday, Aug. 11, followed by the opening of the 25th annual Northport Wine Festival. The dogs start 1 p.m. from the Mill Pond on Third Street. The Northport Wine Festival is 2-6 p.m. in Haserot Park, 105 Rose St.
A kids' RecycleSmart garage sale is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center Howe Arena. Vendors ages 6-12, with parent/guardian supervision, can operate a booth space for $5; free admission for buyers. Early registration is recommended. For more information, call Recycle-Smart at 941-5555.
Children's art fair
The 10th annual Children's Art Fair will be held 5:30-9 p.m. today, Aug. 10, at Friday Night Live in downtown Traverse City. A $5 pre-registration fee is required. Call the Great Lakes Children's Museum at 932-4526 for registration information or download the 2012 Children's Art Fair Registration at the museum's website.