NORTHPORT — Chef and author Elizabeth Brown and Idyll Farms Owner Amy Spitznagel lead the Leelanau Local Gourmet Food and Wine Demo and Tasting from 2-6 p.m. July 9 at Willowbrook Mill.
Cost is $65 per person. Space is limited. More details: 231-534-2142.
Reading program event
INTERLOCHEN — The Summer Reading Program continues with “Stories, Songs and Crafts” at 10:30 a.m. July 10 at Interlochen Public Library. NASA Astronaut Gregory “Box” Johnson” also visits. Read to Chaz, a certified therapy reading dog, at 11:30 a.m.
Art, nutrition programs
KALKASKA — Kids are invited to spray paint space art at noon July 10 at Kalkaska County Library. The MSU Extension offers a nutrition program for parents and caregivers at the same time. Registration: 231-258-9411.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Magic Thursday Artists Summer 2019 Art Show and Sale opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. July 10 at City Opera House. Several artists present more than 100 pieces in July and August. A portion of sales support the venue.
Night photography program
LELAND — Leland Township Library Director Mark Morton gives a talk on night photography at 7 p.m. July 10 in the Munnecke Room. Morton discusses equipment, techniques and resources. More details: 231-256-9152.
Thursday music lessons
ELK RAPIDS — Ukulele and guitar classes are available Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Lighthouse Community Center.
Adults can learn the basic chords July 11, 18 and 25. More information: 231-392-1862.
Morning book club
INTERLOCHEN — The “Let’s Talk About It!” Morning Book Discussion Group meets at 10 a.m. July 11 at Interlochen Public Library. This month’s book is “It’s All Relative” by A.J. Jacobs. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month.
Fish printing session
BELLAIRE — “ART: Gyotaku Fish Printing” goes from 1-2:30 p.m. July 11 at Grass River Natural Area. Learn the traditional Japanese way of making fish prints. Cost is $5 per participant.
KALKASKA — Sit and Knit Club meets from 5-7 p.m. July 11 at Kalkaska County Library. Ages 10 and older can make and take home a macramé project. Registration: 231-258-9411.
Local author event
NORTHPORT — The Thursday Evening Author series continues with local author Kathleen Stocking at 7 p.m. July 11 at Dog Ears Books. Stocking reads from her most recent book “From the Place of the Gathering Light: Leelanau Pieces.” Books are available to purchase.
TRAVERSE CITY — Mulebone performs at 8 p.m. July 11 at Acoustic Tap Room. The blues and Americana duo includes John Ragusa and Hugh Pool. Tickets are $20 at the taproom, Oryana and Brilliant Books. Pay $25 at the door. Contact: 231-275-2041.
Art in Nature event
TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse Conservation District hosts Art in Nature at 6 p.m. July 12 at Boardman River Nature Center. The hands-on event features outdoor exploration and arts activities for ages 4 and older. Materials are included in the $5 fee. Registration: email@example.com; 231-941-0960, ext. 17.
Exhibition opens July 12
GLEN ARBOR — Center Gallery shows local painter Joseph Lombardo’s landscape works July 12-18. An opening reception goes from 6-8 p.m. July 12.
May Erlewine and Trio perform
WILLIAMSBURG — Michigan musicians May Erlewine and Trio perform at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Music House Museum. Tickets are $20. Seating is limited. Box office: 231-938-9300.
THOMPSONVILLE — Michigan Legacy Art Park hosts a hip- hop concert at 7 p.m. July 12 as part of its Summer Sounds series. Last Gasp Collective performs at the outdoor amphitheater. Tickets are $10 online or at the door. Contact: 231-378-2000.
Summer band concert
TRAVERSE CITY — North Oakland Concert Band, based in Lake Orion, Michigan, performs at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at the Dennos Museum Center. The “Music for a Summer Day” concert features a mix of musical genres including a medley of songs by The Beatles. Admission is free.
String band concert
BELLAIRE — Deadgrass performs at 8 p.m. July 12 at Short’s Brewing Company. The string band features multi-instrumentalist Matt Turk, bassist Dave Richards, banjo player Russell Gottlieb and fiddler Michael Barrett Donovan.
LELAND — Leelanau Community Cultural Center sponsors the annual Artists’ Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13 on Cedar Street. More than 80 booths feature pottery, jewelry, sculpture, folk art and other items. Family-friendly crafts are also available.
Author talks July 13
TRAVERSE CITY — National Writers Series hosts author Douglas Brinkley at 7 p.m. July 13 at City Opera House. Brinkley talks about his book “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.” Box office: 231-941-8082.
Second Sunday Art Projects
TRAVERSE CITY — Second Sunday Art Projects are offered from 1-4 p.m. July 14 and Aug. 11 at the Dennos Museum Center. Draw, collage or sculpt an artwork based on the gallery exhibitions and collections. Museum admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 17.
Joan Shelley concert
TRAVERSE CITY — Louisville-based singer-songwriter Joan Shelley performs at 4 p.m. July 14 at the Way Station Theater next to the Filling Station. Tickets are $15. Contact: 231-946-8168.