Milarch gives talk
Beulah — The Benzie Conservation District will sponsor a program by David Milarch, subject of the book "The Man Who Planted Trees," and Jimmie Mitchell from the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.
The program starts at 7 p.m. today, July 11, at Beulah Village Park. A book signing will follow. Listeners should bring their own seating. For details, call 882-4391 or email email@example.com.
A Night of Cabaret
Traverse City — Old Town Playhouse will present a concert by award-winning New York cabaret artists Natalie Douglas and Brian Nash.
"A Night of Cabaret" will start at 7 p.m. today, July 11, at the Old town Playhouse, 148 E. Eighth St. Tickets are $11 for adults; $6 for children ages 12 and younger. For tickets or details, visit oldtownplayhouse.com.
Bellaire — The public is invited to wander around the village during "Tuesdays in Bellaire" from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 14. The summer event continues on Tuesdays through Aug. 14. For details, visit bellairechamber.org.
Traverse City — Northern Michigan Unique Market will be open Saturdays, July 14 and 28.
Market hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Annz Metalz Designz, 13692 West Bay Shore Dr. It features artists and artisans from northern Michigan. For details, visit traversebest.com/nmum.
Gallery Fifty show
Traverse City — An exhibit by Melonie Steffes will open with a reception Saturday, July 14, at Gallery Fifty, 820 Cottageview Dr.
The reception will be hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit, "Sympathetic Magic: The Work of Melonie Steffes," will be on display through Aug. 31. For details, call 932-0075 or visit galleryfifty.com.
Masons host dinner
Traverse City — The community is invited to a chicken dinner Sunday, July 15, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Traverse City Masonic Temple, 13360 West Bay Shore Dr. The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children or $25 per family.
Traverse City — Pine Cone Farm invites well-behaved pets to a celebration for canine companions.
"Pooch-A-Palooza" will be held 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the farm, 7246 E. Harry's Road, with a pet parade at 3 p.m. For details, call 944-6520. The rain date is Sunday, July 22.
Lecture on rocks
Eastport — The Wilkinson Homestead Historical Society will sponsor Professor James McClurg's "Antique Rock Road Show."
The community is invited to bring in rocks from the area for McClurg to identify and discuss starting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 16, at the Torch Lake Township Hall, 5081 U.S. 31 North. The lecture is free, but donations are welcome.
Northport — Celebrity Chef Mario Batali will open Leelanau Township Library's Summer Lecture Series.
Batali will speak on Tuesday, July 17. Other speakers include award-winning poet Theresa Scollon July 24; and bard/storyteller Jim Ribby July 31.
All lectures start at 7:30 p.m. at the library, 119 E. Nagonaba; call 386-7695.
Glen Arbor — Dealers from throughout the Midwest will participate in the second annual Cottage Antique Market.
Market hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Cottage Book Shop, 5989 Lake St. New this year is a consignment booth, with items accepted Tuesday, July 17, at the book store. Antique appraiser Don Butkovich also will give oral appraisals for $10 per item. There is no limit on items.
Admission is by donation. Proceeds benefit the Leelanau Press, a nonprofit publisher of Leelanau County history, authors and artists. For details, call 334-4395 or 334-4223.
Andre's Place class
Traverse City — Dorothy Eisenstein, director of the dance program in the Humanities Department at Northwestern Michigan College, will lead a free dance workshop for teens ages 13-17 who are living with challenges and their siblings in the same age group.
"It's About Time" will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Andre's Place, 5222 N. Royal Dr.
Participants will explore time through movement and music activities. For details or to register, call 631-2477.
Art classes for kids
Glen Arbor — Artists ages 10 to 13 can learn and expand their drawing and painting skills at Art Studio sessions sponsored by the Glen Arbor Art Association.
Classes run six weeks each and meet 3-5 p.m. at the GAAA. The drawing studio is Wednesdays; the painting studio Thursdays.
The next session, July 25-Aug. 9, will be taught by Duncan Sprattmoran. For details or to register, visit glenarborart.org.