TRAVERSE CITY — John Robert Williams, a co-founder of the Traverse City Film Festival, will discuss the festival with the Grand Traverse Humanists group at 7 p.m. today, July 8, at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. The program is free and open to the public. Call 392-1215 to learn more.
LELAND — Summer at the Old Art Building, 111 Main, includes Leelanau Summinars presentations starting today, July 8.
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.
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. Tuesday, July 9, at the Parkside Arts Council Gallery, 202 N. Bridge St. For details, call 357-1543 or visit www.parksidearts.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.
Pico and Chown
THOMPSONVILLE — Pianist David Chown and vocalist Miriam Pico will perform a selection of original songs and jazz standards for the next in the Michigan Legacy Art Park's Summer Sounds Concert Series.
The duo will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the art park on the grounds of Crystal Mountain Resort. Rides to the amphitheatre begin at 6:15 p.m. for those unable to walk the trail. Guests may bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets. Folding chairs also will be available to purchase or rent.