LELAND — Twenty-one local artisans will show and sell their creations at the Merry Marketplace Christmas arts and crafts show on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The show will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Old Art Building, 111 Main St. Shoppers also are invited to enjoy complimentary cookies and coffee will be served.
For details, call 256-2131 or visit www.oldartbuilding.com.
SUTTONS BAY — The Suttons Bay Bingham Friendship Center will hold its Cookie Extravaganza on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Shoppers can mix and match selections to make up an assortment of cookies that will be sold for $7 a pound. The sale will be open from noon-3 p.m. at the Friendship Center. Proceeds benefit the center and its activities. For details, call Mary Bush, 271-4404.
TRAVERSE CITY — Mary McNichols, a juror for the “Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes” exhibit on display at the Dennos Museum Center, will give an illustrated lecture on Sunday, Dec. 8.
The lecture starts at 1:30 p.m. at the museum center, 1410 College Dr. McNichols will discuss the exhibit’s various artistic themes of nature and place the artists in the exhibit within the larger context of diverse approaches to landscape painting in both western and non-western cultures. The lecture is open to museum visitors with paid admission; free for museum members and NMC students with ID. For details, visit www.dennosmuseum.org or call 995-1055.
Hip hop demo
TRAVERSE CITY — “The Drop,” a free hip hop demonstration, will be presented on Monday, Dec. 9.
The 7:45 p.m. performance features new choreography and freestyle moves by Northwestern Michigan College hip hop students. It will be held in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
TRAVERSE CITY — Dee Wilkinson from the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan will be the featured speaker at the Monday, Dec. 9, Successful Aging Series program.