Burns and other poets
NORTHPORT — The Friends of the Leelanau Township Library will host its third annual “Burns and Other Poets Night.”
The event will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Leelanau Township Library, 119 N. Nagonaba, and includes a soup supper. All are welcome to read and share published and unpublished poetry. Attendees are asked to bring their own mug and spoon for soup.
Donations are appreciated. Call 386-9936 for details.
Talk about Art
GLEN ARBOR — Leelanau County photographer Ken Scott will open the sixth “Talk About Art” series.
Scott has been a photographer for more than 20 years and his work can been seen weekly in The Leelanau Enterprise. He also has published five collections of images depicting Leelanau County and other northern Michigan locations.
Scott will discuss his work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Glen Arbor Art Association, 3061 S. Lake St. The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 334-6112 or visit www.glenarborart.org.
Women’s Winter Tour
SUTTONS BAY — The Women’s Winter Tour, a celebration of chocolate and wine, turns 16 this year.
The “Sweet Sixteen” celebration starts Saturday, Feb. 1, with a “sweet” shopping day for women hosted by stores in downtown Traverse City and at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons and an evening Sweet Sixteen Dance Party at Little Bohemia with music by the Fresh Fossils.
The main celebration will be held Sunday, Feb. 2, at Black Star Farms with non-competitive cross country skiing or snowshoeing and a progressive tasting party between three venues each showcasing a unique food and drink experience. Women are encouraged to carpool and a shuttle will be provided between the Holiday Inn and Black Star Farms, where the event begins and ends.
Registration prices range from $25 to $35 depending on age. A $10 late registration fee applies between Feb. 1 and 2. For details or to register, visit www.womenswintertour.com. Registration forms also are available at Brick Wheels in Traverse City or Suttons Bay Bikes in Suttons Bay.
Greek cooking class
FRANKFORT — Chris Mekas, co-owner of Petals & Perks and the Hilltop Soda Shoppe, will teach “A Taste of Crete” cooking class on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Oliver Art Center, 132 Coast Guard Road.
Mekas visited Greece with his family to learn about his heritage. He will lead students as they learn to make authentic Greek dishes including Saginaki, Greek salad, a surprise main dish, and baklava.
The class fee is $45 for art center members; $50 for non-members. For details or to register, call 352-4151 and ask for Steve or Mercedes, or visit www.oliverartcenterfrankfort.org.