Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden ~ January 19 at 7:30pm

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center is hosting the screening of Starbright Media’s new feature-length documentary entitled “Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden”. The film will be shown at the Old Art Building in Leland on January 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $10 adults / $5 students.

The 100-minute documentary –– was recently completed to coincide with the installation and dedication of the young Hemingway statue in Petoskey’s Pennsylvania Park on July 21, Hemingway’s birthday.

The documentary features the commentary of some of the country’s top Hemingway scholars and writers, many of whom were interviewed for the documentary in Petoskey, Bay View, Horton Bay, and at Windemere, the Hemingway family cottage on Walloon Lake.  Production and editing of the documentary has taken place locally over the past five years.  Starbright Media is based in downtown Petoskey and it is producing the program in association with Pierpont Productions of Harbor Springs.

Writer-Producer George Colburn claims “this documentary will give northern Michigan its rightful – and prominent – place in the story of Ernest Hemingway’s life and literature.”  To illustrate this point, the program documents the involvement of many local residents “who keep alive the Hemingway spirit here,” Colburn added.


For more information, visit the project’s website,

Seth Bernard Trio ~ November 29 ~ 7 PM


Leelanau Community Cultural Center invites you to a performance with the Seth Bernard Trio at the Old Art Building in Leland, Wednesday November 29 at 7 – 9 PM.  Tickets are $15 non member/ $13 member in advance and $20 at the door.

Gift Ideas ~ Art Leelanau Prints, David Grath Print, Glenn Wolff Posters, Open Studio Cards

Metropolitan Opera Artist Meredith Parsons McComb ~ November 5 @ 4 pm


Meredith Parsons McComb:  Classic Songs and Stories about Them

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center will host a performance by Metropolitan Opera artist Meredith Parsons McComb on November 5 at 4 pm.  Mrs. McComb will present a program that will include live music and storytelling from her career on stages from Traverse City to Paris and Tel Aviv. Tickets are $13 members / $15 non members.  Children/students ages 5 – 18 are $5.  Tickets can be purchased at My North or by calling 231-256-2131

Meredith is a product of Traverse City Public Schools, NMC at Interlochen, Middlebury College, University of Michigan School of Music, and her parents, John and Betty Parsons. Meredith was a Thomas J. Watson Traveling Fellow and received a Grammy for the D.G.G./Metropolitan Opera recording of “Die Walkure.” She was a soloist with dozens of symphony orchestras and opera companies across the US and in France, Germany, Canada, Israel, and Holland, and has been presented in recital in New York, London, and Paris. With her husband, David McComb, who died in 2014, she was three times national champion in a two-man keelboat, the International Tempest.

In 2015, she relocated to Traverse City after twenty-five years in the village of Bolton Landing, New York.


2017 Merry MarketPlace ~ December 2, 10 am – 4 pm

treeThe Leelanau Community Cultural Center invites you to attend the 2017 Merry MarketPlace.  This annual Art & Craft Show at the Old Art Building, will take place on Saturday, December 2 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Each year the artists gather on the 1st Saturday in December to share their artwork for unique holiday gifts and holiday decor.

This year you will see many of your favorite artists and we’ll introduce you to a few new ones —- making for a good mix of holiday finds.  This year’s show will feature 20 local artisans with, jewelry, willow furniture, pottery, specialty foods, candles, herbal and soaps and lotions, cards, clothing for children, hand knit items and much more.

Join us for complimentary cookies and coffee and a delightful holiday market!

This event is sponsored by the Leelanau Community Cultural Center. For more information please call 231-256-2131.

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Shall We Dance? Social Partner Dancing ~ Mykl Werth ~ Fall 2017

Shall we Dance?

myklDo you like to dance, make new friends, and stay active? Mykl makes it easy and fun. No worries if you have never taken a dance class before. Bring your friends and join us! For singles, partners will be provided. Swing and twirl to the music and join us at the Old Art Building on Tuesday Nights from 7-9, for a good time!

Social Partner Dancing

Instructor: Mykl Werth



Classes: Tuesday from 7-9 pm,
Oct. 3, 17 & 24, Nov. 7 & 21
Location: Old Art Building, Leland
Bring: Easy to glide shoes
Contact: 231-499-9793
Price: $96 per couple; $48 per individual
Walk-in: $20/couple, $10/person

Dance Leelanau ~ Fall/Winter Ballet Classes ~ Starting November 4