Sweet Tree Arts in Hope is having a party Aug. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m, with music by Elsie Gawler and Ethan Tischler, arts experiences, local food and drinks trucks, vendors and a raffle with many prizes. This fundraising event supports community arts work and the Sweetland School program. Rain date is Aug. 19. Bring your own chair or picnic blanket to the outdoor event. Suggested donation for tickets: $10 per person, $25 per family.