BELLAIRE — Parkside Arts Council will host an artist reception for Bellaire photography artist Tom Brown, who has been creating photography for 30 years.
The reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, July 9, at the Parkside Arts Council Gallery, 202 N. Bridge St. For details, call 357-1543 or visit www.parksidearts.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Vendor applications for the Traverse City Makers Market will be accepted until Monday, July 15.
The juried art market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21, at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Vendors must be Michigan residents.
There is a non-refundable $10 application fee and a $65 booth fee for accepted vendors. For details or an application, visit http://tcmakersmarket.com/apply/.
MANCELONA — The Mancelona Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off a series of free summer celebration concerts today, July 9.
Local country band The Miracles opens the series at 7 p.m. at Triangle Park. Attendees should bring their own seating. In case of bad weather, the concert will be held at the Mancelona Middle School gym. For details, call 587-5500 or visit www.mancelonachamber.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Children through fifth grade are invited to join the Peninsula Community Library to create a miniature fairy garden with master gardener Karen McClatchey.
The program starts at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at the library, 2699 Island View Road, and includes stories, activities and the craft project. It is part of the library’s Summer Reading Club. For details or to sign up, call the library, 223-7700.
CEDAR — Wool & Honey will host a trunk show featuring artisan yarn company SweetGeorgia Yarns of British Columbia and soaps and body care items from Bare North Body & Home of Traverse City. Trunk show hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 12, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Wool & Honey, 9031 S. Kasson.
Art Park hikes
THOMPSONVILLE — Artist Dewey Blocksma will lead guided tours through Michigan Legacy Art Park on Saturdays, July 13 and 27.
The one and half mile tour starts at 10 a.m. and travels groomed hiking trails accented by major sculptures. The Art Park is located on the grounds of Crystal Mountain Resort. For details or to register, call 378-4963 or visit www.michlegacyartpark.org.
Dune Climb show
EMPIRE — The 15th annual Dune Climb Concert will feature the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra with vocalist Edye Evans-Hyde. It is one of the first performances of the Manitou Music Festival, which continues into August.
The orchestra will present a program of big band music and original compositions at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the foot of the Dune Climb in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. In case of rain, the concert will move to the Glen Arbor Town Hall. Attendees should bring their own seating.
The concert is free, however a National Park pass is required for parking. Free shuttle buses will provide transportation to overflow parking lots. For details or a complete list of music festival concerts, visit www.glenarborart.org or call the Glen Arbor Art Association, 334-6112.
Fiber Arts Club
TRAVERSE CITY — Peninsula Community Library patrons working on knitting and other fiber art projects are invited to bring their current projects and join the Threads Fiber Arts Club on Monday, July 15.
The club meets at 2 p.m. at the library, 2699 Island View Road. Call 223-7700 or visit www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org to learn more.
ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Farmer’s Market continues to grow its program offerings.
Since Market Master Shannon Fender has completed the required training, the market now is able to offer the 2013 Senior Project Fresh and WIC Project Fresh payment programs. The market is open from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through mid-October across from Ellsworth High School. For details, call Fender, 536-7351.
SUTTONS BAY — The Leelanau Players will hold auditions on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 16-17, for its production of Paul Rudnick’s “I Hate Hamlet.”
Auditions start at 7 p.m. each day at the Suttons Bay Bingham Fire Department. There are parts for three men and three women. Performance dates are Oct. 18-20 and 25-26. For details, call Al Lien, 620-7287.
LELAND — Summer at the Old Art Building, 111 Main, includes Leelanau Summinars presentations, which are currently under way.
The series continues through Aug. 6 with 10 speakers on current topics as well as a new Creative Spirit Series. A catalog of the speakers and their topics is available at the Old Art Building, the Leland Library and the Leland Country Club. For details, visit www.oldartbuilding.org.