Beth Dooley, author of "Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook," will appear at the following events. All are free and open to the public unless noted:

May 16: Book signing (6 to 7:30 p.m.) at Birchbark Books, 2115 W. 21st St., Mpls., 612-374-4023,

May 18: Cooking demonstration and book signing (10:30 a.m.) at the Minneapolis Farmers Market, 312 E. Lyndale Av. N., Mpls., 612-333-1737,

May 18: Book signing (2 to 4 p.m.) at Cooks of Crocus Hill, 3925 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-285-1903, www.cooks­

May 19: Book signing (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) at Cooks of Crocus Hill, 324 S. Main St., Stillwater, 651-351-1144

May 19: Book signing (2 to 3:30 p.m.) at Cooks of Crocus Hill, 877 Grand Av., St. Paul, 651-228-1333

May 22: Cooking class ($15) and book signing (noon to 1:30 p.m.) at Byerly's, 3777 Park Center Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-929-2100,