The Bates Street Block Party will be held September 10, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Community House in Birmingham. This outdoor event, which will take place in the streets surrounding the House, features tastings from chefs representing well-known area restaurants who will incorporate Michigan grown ingredients in their food tastings. Michigan food vendors will sell the best of Michigan cheeses, meats, baked goods, jams and other edible products. The event will also feature local beer, wine and spirits tastings. Children will enjoy activities including animal balloon sculptures and face painting.