Jazz and Swing
TRAVERSE CITY — The George Cole Quartet will present an evening of “Gypsy Jazz & Uptown Swing” Thursday, Aug. 8, at InsideOut Gallery in Traverse City and Saturday, Aug. 10, at Mills Community House in Benzonia. Tickets for each concert are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
The quartet will perform at 8 p.m. at InsideOut, 229 Garland St. Tickets are available at the gallery, Oryana Natural Foods Market, Mahoney’s Spirits and Edibles and Brilliant Books. Call 929-3254 or 941-8667.
The concert at Mills Community House, 891 U.S. 31, starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Mills Community House, in Frankfort at the Frankfort Bookstore, and in Beulah at Sugar Moon Cafe or East Shore Market. For details or tickets, call 941-8667.
Children’s Art Fair
TRAVERSE CITY — The Great Lakes Children’s Museum is looking for young artists in first through eighth grade to participate in the 11th annual Children’s Art Fair on Friday, Aug. 16, during Friday Night Live. The registration deadline is today, Aug. 7. For details or a registration form, visit www.greatlakeskids.org or call 932-4526.
TRAVERSE CITY — The community is invited to join the Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City Young Professionals, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ Adopt-A-Beach Program to participate in a beach clean up.
Volunteers should meet on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Barefoot Wine tent in the Holiday Inn parking lot, 615 E. Front St. Beach clean-up will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Clinch Park. Volunteers 21 and older are invited to an after-celebration at a local venue to be announced. For details or to register, visit www.greatlakesadopt.org. Registration also will be available at the event.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Peninsula Community Library will host a picnic and concert, and a family program.