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Week of Jan 13


Now – April 14…Winter Music Jam every Sunday 3-5pm at the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts. Bring your instrument, music and meet other musicians, learn new songs, enjoy live music. Free. Donations accepted. Info:989-732-3242


Now – March 31… East Jordan Snowmobile Club famous "The Works" breakfast 7a-noon. Includes: pancakes, bacon, sausage, potatoes, eggs, and toast. Adults are $7 and Children $4. At the clubhouse 5586 Mt Bliss Rd. Info: 231-497-9260


Jan 18-19…Winterfest-Mackinaw City. Chili cook-off, poker walk, outhouse races, fishing contest and more! Info: mackinaw-city.com


Jan 18-20 and 25-27…Tip Up Town USA-Houghton Lake. Kids games, live entertainment, fishing contest, fireworks, petting zoo, prizes and more! Info: visithoughtonlake.com


Jan 19…54th Annual Moose Jaw Safari. Ride your vintage sled on some of the finest trails to Larks Lake. There is no snowmobile registration or trail permits needed for this event. Starting location is at the Harbor Springs Snowmobile Club Groomer Barn, located at 3151 Kernow Ln. (Across from Larks Lake Rd on Stutsmanville Road) Ride leaves at 10:00am Sharp!! Info: teamhssc.rom


Jan 19…Frozen Foot Five Mile Run –  5 Mile Run/Walk and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run through paved neighborhoods at the base of the Old Mission Peninsula. This event, founded in 1987, kicks off the “marathon training season” and is now paired with the Traverse City Track Club’s Speaker’s Series, which brings in elite level distance runners from past and present. Kids race at 9am, 5 mile run at 9:30. Info: tctrackclub.com


Week of Jan 20


Jan 20…South Arm ORV Club Sno-Lovers Breakfast 7a-noon at the East Jordan Sno-Mobilers Clubhouse 5586 Mt Bliss Rd. Includes: pancakes, bacon, sausage, potatoes, eggs, and toast. Adults are $7 and Children $4. At the clubhouse 5586 Mt Bliss Rd. Info: 231-497-9260


Jan 20…Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Fundraiser  3-7pm at Cherry Public House-Glen Arbor. Informal snowshoe, chili, beverage. $10 person. Bring your own snowshoes. Info:231-334-150


Jan 22…Cheboygan Lioness Meeting place has changed to the Cheboygan Library, lower level, new time-6pm. Info:627-5465


Jan 23…Special Open House 4-6pm at Cheboygan High School. Ribbion cutting for the new Career & Technnical Education classrooms, light refreshments, tours. Info: cheboygan.com


Jan 24…January Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Enjoy wine, beer, appetizers, live music and art! $15 advance, $20 day of. Info: petoskeyarea.com


Jan 24…Hooping for a Cure at LaSalle High School-St. Igance. St. Ignace Saints vs Cedarville Trojans to benefit the “No Cancer Patient Left Behind Program”. JV games starts at 5pm. Raffle and t-shirts available. Info: 906-643-0443


Jan 25… H.O.M.E. of Mackinac County is hosting a "Show Me The Money Day", 5-pm to 7pm at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. This event features free tax assistance, financial workshops and access to community resources. It also includes free food and door prizes! For more details, call (906) 643-6239.


Jan 26…Yetifest in Suttons Bay!11:00 – Noon - Join the Suttons Bay Bingham District Library for a family friendly Yeti story time followed by Yeti crafts and snacks.; Noon – 4:00 Yeti Scavenger Hunt. Find Freddy Yeti and his friends hidden around town! ; Downhill Sled Race at Bahle Hill - Suttons Bay Schools; 4 – 6 PM Yeti Chili Cook-off; Snowman Building Contest – With prizes; Silent auction; Yeti Look alike Contest and more! Info: suttonsbayarea.com


Jan 26…Kiwanis Kabin Fever Fundraiser 5-9pm at the KofC Hall-Cheboygan. Live auction, 50/50, door prizes, raffles, games, dinner. Tickets $35 each. Info: cheboygan.com


Week of Jan 27

Jan 27…Benefit Swiss Steak Dinner 4:30-7pm at the Bellaire Masonic Lodge. Eat in or take out. $10 person. Proceeds help fund community activities. Info: bellairechamber.org


Jan 31…Polish Dinner Benefit 4-6pm at Rippling Rapids-Cheboygan. Benefits the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Info: cheboygan.com


Feb 1-2…Alpenfrost-Gaylord. Pub Crawl, horse drawn sleigh rides, Frosty 5K, soup cook-off, craft booths, and more! Info: gaylordalpenfrost.com


Feb 1-2, 8-9…The Northland Players Present “Happy Ground Hog Day” Dinner Theatre at Audie’s Restaurant-Mackinaw City. Doors at 5:30, dinner at 6:30, show at 7:30. $26. Info: cheboygan.com


Feb 1-27…Cheboygan Comic Expo at the Public Library.  A month-long celebration of Comic book and geek culture! Stop by the Library to learn more! Almost all events are free when you show your library card! (Don't have one? Get one - its free!) Workshops, gallery exhibit, movie showings, game nights, vendor/art show, guest speakers, pizza party, prizes, and so much more! Info: cheboyganlibrary.org


Feb 2…12 Annual Titan Bowling Fundraiser 5-11:30pm at Lucky Jack’s – Traverse City. 9-pin No-tap, silent auction, door prizes, raffles and more! $20 for 3 games (students $15). Two shifts, 5 or 8pm, reservations are necessary. Info: 231-735-4967


Feb 2-3…Ground Hog Shadow Fest – Downtown Charlevoix. Breakfast, soup contest, free movies, kids activities, live music and more! Info: charlevoixshadowfest.com


Feb 6...Quiz for a Cause at Great Lakes Grill-Cheboygan. Join the Cheboygan High School Academic Boosters for a night of trivia to help raise money for various programs. Doors 6p, game 7pm. $20 person/$75 team. Prizes, light appetizers, cash bar, raffles. Info: cheboygan.com


Feb 9…”A Time To Shine” showcase of Northern Michigan Talent 7pm at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts-Bay Harbor. Presented by Voices Without Borders. $10 general/$25 VIP. Silent auction. Info: 231-330-9787


Feb 10…Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast 8:30-12:30 at Central United Methodist Church-Traverse City. By Donation. Info: tcpack36.com


Feb 14…Valentine’s Day Celebration 11-2p at the Cheboygan Senior Center on Sand Rd.  Appetizers, raffles, music with Charlie Reager. Info:231-627-7234


Feb 14-17…U.P. Pond Hockey on Moran Bay-St. Ignace


Feb 14-17…Petoskey Winter Carnival – Downtown and Winter Sports Park. Bump-jumping, cardboard challenge, ice skating, ice sculptures and more! Info: petoskeyarea.com


Feb 16-17…Michigan Free Fishing Weekend!


Feb 16…Annual Walk for Warmth-Cheboygan. Registration begins at 9am at the FOE, walk starts at 10am. Collect donations and help your neighbors in need with utilities through the United Way. Info:cheboygancountyunitedway.org


Feb 17…Harbor Springs Chili Cook-off noon-3pm at the Country Club of Boyne. $12 admission. Vote for your favorites! Info: harborspringschamber.com


Feb 20… Mackinaw City Memorial Day Parade fundraiser buffett 4-7pm at Audie’s Restaurant-Mackinaw City. All you can eat, adults $12, kids 10 & under $5. Info: 231-436-5578


Feb 22…The South Arm ORV Club kick off Sno-Blast with a taco dinner 4:30-8pm at the East Jordan Sno- Mobilers clubhouse 5586 Mt Bliss Rd. Dinner will include 2 tacos hard or soft shell, tortilla chips with/without melted cheese, a dessert and a beverage. Child 10 and under will include 1 Taco, chips, dessert and beverage All this for $7.00 adult and $5.00 child. Watch the Crowning of this year’s "Belle of the Blizzard" and "Winter Knight". Info: 231-497-9260


Feb 23…Grand Traverse Guns and Hoses Hockey Game 6-10pm at Center Ice-Traverse City. Silent auction. Raffle, chuck-a-puck and more. Benefits the DePuy (D-Pew) Family of Leelanau County. After losing husband Mike to cancer, wife Mandy was diagnosed with breast cancer. $5 admission. Info: 231-933-7465


Feb 28…Soup & Casserole Supper 4-6pm at the Inverness Township Hall-Cheboygan. $10 adults, $5 kids 12 & under. Benefits the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Info: cheboygan.com


Feb 28… Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Enjoy wine, beer, appetizers, live music and art! $15 advance, $20 day of. Info: petoskeyarea.com




Wawatam Area Senior Center offers senior meals Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sunday for ages 55+ for just $3.50. Info: 231-436-5323


Every Monday starting Jan 7, the Wawatam Area Senior Center will have cribbage starting at 1:30, through March. Info: 627-4926


Help is available for Michigan homeowners to avoid foreclosure through Step Forward Michigan. Questions, call Lindsey 231-582-6436


TFN…Openings are available in the NEMCSA Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Volunteer Programs. Applicants must be over 55, income eligible and have reliable transportation. Info: 877-222-9043


Northern Care Center is a free medical center for the Cheboygan community that is struggling for health care.  Please call to schedule an appointment at 231-333-3019. They are located on the corner of State and Water Street in Cheboygan. Walk in clinic 1 & 3rd Tuesday, 10am register by 4pm.


Ongoing: Raven Hill Discovery Center opens to families for free the second Saturday each month. No groups or organizations. Open noon-4 p.m. Raven Hill is located at 4737 Fuller Rd., East Jordan. (231) 536-3369 or www.ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org.


Ongoing…The Cheboygan Parkinson Support Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 1pm (starting in August) at the Cheboygan Campus of McLaren Northern Michigan, 3rd Floor Conference room. Free to attend. For more info: 231-445-1595


Every Monday the Indian River Kiwanis Club meets at pm at Vivio’s Restaurant. The public is invited. Info: 231-290-0044

Ongoing…First & 3rd Friday each month 6:30-8:30 Dance Class at the Area Seniors Inc Activity Center on Maple St-Bellaire. Learn and practice ballroom dance steps like the Waltz, Two-step, and Swing. Join in on Contra and Square Dances too. No experience. $5. Info:bellairechamber.com


TFN…Second Tuesday of every month – Cancer support group meets at the Salvation Army community room in Cheboygan at 7pm. Info: 231-537-2277


TFN…First Thursday of every month- Learn the medical aspects of cannabis 6:30-7:30p at the Cheboygan Library.


TFN…Every Thursday, learn Swing Dancing at the Cheboygan Carnegie. 5:30-7:30. Free. Info: 231-420-6665


TFN…Every  Saturday 10a-2pm Indoor Farmers Market at the Village at Grand Traverse Common-Traverse City. Free admission. Great local fare, Farm fresh eggs, fish, meats, milk, and cheese; fruits and veggies; homemade breads, pasta, and sweet treats; honey, preserves, maple syrup and MORE!. Info: thevillagetc.com


TFN…The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan would like to remind you that screening and early detection of breast and cervical cancer saves lives.  Visit www.itcmi.org/healthcenters today.


TFN…Free arts & crafts for all school aged kids from noon-3pm on the second Saturday of the month at the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts. Offering fun and original projects for each session. 125 E. Main-Gaylord. Info: 989-732-3242


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