TRAVERSE CITY —Oryana hosts a “Fiesta Flavors” summer cooking class July 15 from noon to 2 p.m. with a menu that includes vegan potato tots, coriander slaw, blender slaw and lemony chimichurri. Fee is $15. Register at eventbrite or call 231-947-0190.
NORTHPORT —Willowbrook Mill presents Chef Jimmy Schmidt’s Artisan BBQ Smoke and Spice Exploration from 6:30-10 p.m. July 17. The pop-up dinner includes five appetizers and entrees paired with local alcoholic beverages. Proceeds support Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan. Reservations: 231-534-2142.
Class of 1955 lunch
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City High School Class of 1955 meets for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 17 at the Elks Lodge. The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month through September.
Class of 1957 luncheon
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Central High School Class of 1957 meets for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18 at the Elks Lodge. All area alumni are invited to attend.
FRANKFORT — United Methodist Women hosts its annual “Very Cherry Smorgasbord Dinner” from 5-7 p.m. July 18 at the United Methodist Church. Menu includes cherry barbecue meatballs, cherry chicken casserole and beef burgundy over noodles. Cherry pie is for dessert. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-12. Tickets are available at the door. Proceeds support local missions like Benzie Area Christian Neighbors, Frankfort-Elberta Schools’ Anti-Bullying Program, Benzie/Manistee Salvation Army and others.
Garden 2 Table Dinner
TRAVERSE CITY — The Garden 2 Table Dinner goes from 6-9 p.m. July 18 at Historic Barns Park. Sugar 2 Salt chefs cook a four-course meal using volunteer-grown produce from the TC Community Garden. Tickets are $50 for garden members and $75 for others. Proceeds support garden programs. Contact: 231-715-1544.
BELLAIRE — Eastern Star Waldo Chapter #180 is taking orders for its Annual Pastie Fundraiser. Pasties are $6 each and come with gravy. Orders will be taken through September. Pick-up days are Sept. 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bellaire Masonic Lodge. To order, call Glenda Knott 231-533-8482 or Bob Pope 231-533-6319.