Event List Northern Michigan

Now – TFN…Stiggs Feed-a-Friend 4-8pm Sundays at Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen in Boyne City, free meals for anyone in need. Info: 231-497-6100

 

Registration is open now for an upcoming Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training class Feb 24-25 at Cheboygan Public Library. There is a $50 Deposit REQUIRED to save your seat.  **A full refund will be processed only after attending both full days of training (minus a $5.00 processing fee).  Though this training is valued at $250, the cost is supplemented by sponsors. **Social Work CE available for each ASIST. Seating is limited for each class. Your participation will help create communities safer from suicide... you matter... and you are making a difference! Info: Kiersten's Ride * www.KiertensRide.org * 231-675-5047

 

Registration is now open for a free snowmobile safety class Jan 29 9a-4p at the Cheboygan County Building. Students need to bring a lunch and attend the entire class. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To register: https://michigan.storefront.kalkomey.com Info: 231-627-8888

 

Now-Feb 25…Every Friday 5-8pm Candlelight Hikes at Mt.. McSauba. Experience the magic of snowshoeing, hiking, or cross-country skiing on candle-lit, family-friendly trails. Follow the trail to our bon fire and warm up with some hot cocoa. Volunteers needed! Click HERE for more information and to sign up! Call the Recreation Department at 231.547.3253

 

 “Hooping for a Cure – 2022”. This year’s pink game will feature the Boys & Girls Basketball teams from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace. The fundraising event supports the “No Cancer Patient Left Behind” program thru the Oncology Department at Mackinac Straits Health System. The game is Tuesday, February 22nd at LaSalle High School and will include an online auction, 50/50 Raffle, and a special ceremony. For T-shirt orders, sponsorships or 50/50 tickets – call Kim at (906) 328-0006.

 

Now-Feb 12…Cheboygan County Walk for Warmth is taking place both virtually and in person. To participate, pick up a pledge sheet & registration form at the Salvation Army Social Service Office. For virtual, walk at your leisure, just be sure to turn in donations by 10:30am Feb 12. If you want to walk in person, arrive at the Salvation Army in Cheboygan by 10:30am on Saturday, Feb. 12th, walk starts at 11am. Enjoy hot chocolate & cookies. Proceeds help those struggling to pay heat, electric or rent. Info: 231-627-9003

Week of Jan 23

 

Jan 26…Mobile Food Pantry 11a-1p (or until food runs out) at Little Bear East Arena-St. Ignace. Drive-thru, remain in your car. Two households per vehicle max.

 

Jan 28…4th Annual Ice Wine Festival at Chateau Chantal Winery-Traverse City. Sample various ice wines, food parings, s’mores, vineyard tour, outdoor fire pits and more. Info: chateauchantal.com

 

Jan 29…Bigfoot 5K & 10K Snowshoe Race 9am at Timber Ridge Resort-Traverse City. Info: runsnow.com

 

Jan 29…Snowshoeing & S’mores 2-4pm at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park – Mackinaw City. Meet Kyle Bagnall – park naturalist – at the main entrance. Enjoy a 2 mile trek while searching for wildlife, winter songbirds and other natural wonders. Stop at Forest Clearing for s’mores around a campfire. Free. Info: mackinacparks.com

 

Jan 29…”Winter at the Zoo” – an evening of classic rock hits performed by a local all-star band 7:30pm at the Cheboygan Opera House. $15 adults/ $10 students & Veteran. All proceeds will support the Opera House and it’s programs. Info: theoperahouse.org

 

Jan 29…Charlevoix Shadow Fest – downtown. Kids activities, live music, craft beer tent, soup contest. Info: 231-547-2101

 

Jan 29…8th Annual Carly’s Hill Cardboard Classic 11-3p Springfield Park – Fife Lake. Free family fun! Cardboard sled contest, sledding, games, bonfire, and more. Info: 231-384-0406

 

Jan 29…Suicidal Crisis Training 10a-1p at Awaken Church-Onaway. Free training that will provide essential techniques to use in a time of crisis. Info: 989-474-1491

 

Jan 29-Feb 6…Father Fred Frostbite Food Drive –various locations and times in Traverse City. Volunteers needed. Info: fatherfred.org

 

February 2022

Feb 4…Dinosaur World Live 7pm at the City Opera House-Traverse City. Remarkably life-like dinosaurs take to the stage, with a host of impressive prehistoric creatures including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Giraffatian, Microraptor, Segnosaurus and Triceratops. This is a family show, appropriate for everyone 3 years and older. Tickets prices vary. Info: cityoperahouse.org

 

Feb 4…Gaylord High School Hockey REACH OUT to support TACKLE (together, against cancer kept local every day) 5-8pm at the Otsego County Sportsplex. $5 admission. Gaylord vs Bay City. Info: 989-731-0590

 

Feb 5…Fishing Contest at The Bluffs on Black Lake-Cheboygan. Fee $10, benefits Sturgeon for Tomorrow. Must register by 7am, contest ends at 4pm. Cash prizes in 4 categories. Fishing license required to participate. Info: 231-625-2080

 

Feb 5…White Pine Stampede 9:30a at Mancelona High School. 50K, 20K, 10K point-to-point cross country race. A portion of the proceeds from this event benefit the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation and the Jack McKaig Social Justice Scholarship for a Mancelona High School graduate. Info: whitepinestampede.org

 

Feb 5… Twilight Turtle Trek 5:30p-7:30p at the trail head at Arch Rock – Mackinac Island. Lantern-lit ski and snowshoe through the trails of Mackinac Island State Park. Approx. 2 mikes. Free. Ends with bonfire and hot cocoa. Info: mackinacisland.org

 

Feb 8…Chili Cook-off for Cystic Fibrosis 5-8pm at the Back Lot – Petoskey. $20 admisison. Info: 231-881-9933

 

Feb 9…Knights of Columbus 68th Annual Sportsmen’s raffle & party at the KofC Hall-Cheboygan. Tickets $35. Doors at 5:30, raffle at 7:30. Wild game hors d’oeuvres, soup, cash bar, games. Info: 231-420-8153

Feb 9-20…Habitat for Humanity “Spartan Scan” Fundraiser. Shoppers at Family Fare stores in Charlevoix, Boyne City, East Jordan, and the D&W Fresh Market in Petoskey will have the opportunity to donate during checkout to the local Habitat affiliate. One hundred percent of all funds raised go directly to Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity in Petoskey, which provides affordable housing opportunities and repairs to Emmet and Charlevoix Counties. Info: 231-348-6926

 

Feb 11-12…Downtown Harbor Springs 3rd Annual Ice Fest. Ice sculptures on display, live carving demos, winter sports demos including bikes, snow shoes, ice boats & sled dogs. Fri noon-6p; Sat 9a-7p. Info: downtownharborsprings.com

 

Feb 11-14…Winter Weekend in Downtown Petoskey. Over 30 ice sculptures, shopping, dining and more. Info: petoskeydowntown.com

 

Feb 12… Snowshoeing & S’mores 2-4pm at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park – Mackinaw City. Meet Kyle Bagnall – park naturalist – at the main entrance. Enjoy a 2 mile trek while searching for wildlife, winter songbirds and other natural wonders. Stop at Forest Clearing for s’mores around a campfire. Free. Info: mackinacparks.com

 

Feb 12…Chili Love-A Fundraiser for Kids On The Go 1-5pm at Timberlee Hills-Traverse City. Chili Cook-off, raffles, music, snow tubing, wine sampling and more. $10 adults, kids under 18 $5, snow tubing passes (4+) $13. Proceeds benefit the Kids on the Go Camp, which provides free physical, occupational and speech therapy to kids with special needs. Info: 989-513-0890

 

Feb 12…6th Annual City Opera House Gala “Love will Keep Us Together”. Broadway talent, drinks, food and your favorite love songs. Ticket prices vary. Info: cityoperahouse.org

 

Feb 12…20th Annual Biker’s Chili Cook-off 6pm at the Gaylord Eagles Club. Live music, auctions, prizes. $20 person. 21+ only. Info: email Mike.D.Hoeft@gmail.com

 

Feb 12…Winterlochen 11a-1:30p at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Free activities, acting workshop, painting, sledding, music and more. Info: interlochen.org

 

Feb 12…Denim and Diamonds fundraising event 5-11p at the Eagles Club-Cheboygan. Silent auction, music, catered dinner, cash bar, grazing table. Dress in blue jeans and bling! $45 person, benefits Chelsea’s Closet – a non-profit that lets young women borrow dresses and accessories for special occasions. Info: 231-818-9126

 

Feb 12…Annual Les Cheneaux Vintage Snowmobile Show &Poker Run 8a-4p at EJ Mertaugh Boat Works – Hessel. Registration begins at 8:30a, show begins at 9:30. Poker Run begins at 11a, final hand at 3p. All proceeds from the Vintage and Antique Snowmobile Show benefit the Les Cheneaux Snowmobile Club. Also, Pancake breakfast 8a-11a at Cedarville High School $7 adults/$5 kids. Info: relicsleds.com

 

Feb 12…Winterfest in Beulah at Village Park. Outhouse race, chili cook-out, parade, and more. Info: clcba.org

 

Feb 12-13…North American VASA Festival of Races at Timber Ridge Resort – Traverse City. The premiere cross-country ski event hosting 50K, 27K, 12K, and 6K races through the Vasa Pathway. Info: vasa.org

 

Feb 12-14…Winterfest-Indian River. Ice skating, sledding, pond hockey tournament, entertainment, poker run, cash bar and more. Cooperation Park-Indian River. Info: irchamber.com

 

Feb 17-20…Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship – St. Ignace. Info: stignace.org

 

Feb 18-20…Gaylord Alpenfrost. Frosty 5K, snowshoe hike; soup cookoff, kids craft day. More events TBD. Info: gaylordalpenfrost on facebook

 

Feb 18-20…East Jordan Sno-Blast. Sno-sculputre contest, radar run, blessing of the sleds, antique snowmobile show and more. Info: ejchamber.org

 

Feb 19…Grand Traverse Bay Polar Plunge at Centerpointe Marina-Traverse City. Noon check-in and pre-plunge party. 2pm plunge. Light meal for all participants who raise $100+. Benefits Special Olympics Michigan. Info: somi.org

 

Feb 19…Yetifest-Suttons Bay. Scavenger Hunt, free movie, turkey bowling, cardboard classic, chili cook-off, silent auction and more. Info: suttonsbayarea.com

 

Feb 19…5th Annual Chili Cookoff – Elk Rapids.

 

Feb 19…Free Fun Ice Fishing Day for Kids noon-4pm at Camp Petosega-Petoskey. Gear and bait supplied, hot cocoa, hot dogs and refreshments in the Rec Hall. Kids must be accompanited by a parent or guardian. Info: cammpetosega.org or 231-348-5479

 

Feb 19…5th Annual Walloon Lake Winterfest noon-4pm. See live ice carvings, and an antique snowmobile show on the lake. Enjoy free ice skating, hot chocolate, and bean soup with donations benefiting the Petoskey Snowmobile Club. Visit the Tasting Room featuring Michigan distilleries, wineries, and breweries. Info: boynechamber.com

 

Feb 19-20…Michigan free fishing weekend

 

Feb 20-26…Traverse City Restaurant Week

 

Feb 23…Paint & Sip at the M88 Grind – Bellaire. To benefit mental health awareness/suicide prevention/intervention. More TBD

 

Feb 25-March 6…Harbor Springs Restaurant Week

 

Feb 25-26…Michigan Snowmobile Festival Fun Run– Gaylord. To participate, simply sign up online or in-person during the event.  Each rider must sign up individually. Registration packets will be available from noon – 6:00 p.m. on Friday or 8:00 a.m. – noon on Saturday. A guided ride will start at 10:30 a.m. from the Tourism Bureau office on Saturday. Afterparty will take place at the Eagles Hall at 515 S. Wisconsin Ave. from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. with complimentary food, a cash bar and live music from Exit 282 starting at 5:30. Info: gaylordmichigan.net

 

Feb 25-27…Smeltania in Boyne City. Pub crawl, ice fishing contest, demonstrations, broom ball, polar plunge, raffle and more. Info: boynechamber.com

 

Feb 26…8th Annual Guns and Hoses Hockey Game at Centre Ice Arena – Traverse City. TC Firefighters VS TC Police. Doors open at 6p with a silent auction, puck drop at 7p. Silent auction, raffle and more. Benefits John & Snow Sandula; John has esophageal cancer and is unable to work for the foresee-able future. In addition, John’s youngest daughter Snow, has been fighting a battle of her own and receives regular treatments for her condition at Cincinnati children’s hospital. Tickets $5. Info: gtgunsnhoses.com

 

Feb 26…17th Annual Cheboygan County Firefighters Association Dinner, Dance & Auction 4:30-7pm at the Knights of Columbus-Cheboygan. Cash bar, hors D’oeuves, catered dinner, live & silent auctin, live music. $25. Info: 231-420-1653

 

Feb 27…Boyne City Fire Department Breakfast Fundraiser 7a-noon. Veterans Park Pavilion. By donation. Info: boynechamber.com

 

March 2022

 

March 4-5 & 11-12…The Northland Players Dinner Theatre presents “Drinking Habits” at the Eagles Club – Cheboygan. Tickets are $25 and include dinner and show. Reserve your seat starting Feb. 1st. Info: 231-627-4051

 

March 5… Twilight Turtle Trek 5:30p-7:30p at the trail head at Arch Rock – Mackinac Island. Lantern-lit ski and snowshoe through the trails of Mackinac Island State Park. Approx. 2 mikes. Free. Ends with bonfire and hot cocoa. Info: mackinacisland.org

 

March 12…14th Annual Chili Cook/Bake Off 5-10pm at the Charlton Township Hall in Johannesburg - to benefit the Johannesburg Volunteer Fire Department. Silent auction, music, raffle and more. All desserts and dishes to pass are welcome. Tickets $10. Judging starts at 6pm, dinner at 6:30p. Info: facebook.com/CTFD01

 

April 2022

 

April 9…Casino Night 5p-Mid at the Northern Center – Houghton Lake. Fundraiser for kids who have suffered trauma as a result of physical and or other abuse. Catered dinner, guest speakers, silent auction, casino games, raffle, cash bar. Info: 989-370-0690

 

ONGOING

TFN…Harbor Light Community Chapel of Harbor Springs is collecting cans and bottle returns to help the less fortunate at 8220 Clayton Rd. All bottles and cans should be left next to our central trash bin in the main parking lot. Info: 231.347.5001 

 

Every Monday and Wednesday from noon-1pm Free Food Market is open in the parking lot of the Salvation Army Community Center on Barlow-Traverse City. Info: centralusa.salvationarmy.org

 

TFN…The St. Thomas food pantry is open on a drive-thru basis every Monday 10a-1pm. Bring photo ID with current Cheboygan address, proof of household income and proof of address for all household residents. 332 Western Ave. Info: 231-627-3167

 

TFN…The Acme Christian Thrift Store is in need of volunteers 3-5p any day Tues-Sat. Info: 231-267-3002

 

TFN…4th Wednesday of every month is Veterans Coffee Hour 9-10am at McDonalds in Cheboygan. Free coffee for Veterans. Info: cheboygan.com

 

Now-TFN…Hospice of Michigan is available to help families in need of compassionate hospice care for a loved one. Call 888-247-5701 or visit hom.org

 

TFN…The Cheboygan Rec Center is open on Monday and Wednesday for boys and Tues/Thurs for girls from 5:30-8pm. High school and adults 8pm-10:30pm. Must wear mask at all times.

 

TFN- The Northern Care Center is a medical clinic for those uninsured or underinsured. Patients are seen on Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Located at W State Street, Cheboygan. You need to wear a mask and when you come to the parking lot you need to call the clinic, first come first seen. They also have vouchers for product at Goodwill and personal hygiene products for those in need. Please knock on the door for product. Please call with any questions 231-333-3019.

 

Now – TFN…Weekly Covid-19 Testing. By appointment only. No symptoms or doctors order necessary. Charlevoix: Mon & Wed 10a-noon; Gaylord & Mancelona: Tues & Thurs 10-noon; Harbor Springs/Petoskey: Friday 10-noon. Call the Health Dept of NW Michigan to schedule 800-432-4121

 

Now-April 29..Every Friday, Bellaire Winter Farmers Market 9a-1p at two locations-Bee Well and Terrain. Info: 231-916-2517

 

Now-April 30…Indoor Farmers Market every Saturday at the Mercato at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons 10-2p. Info: traversecity.com

 

March 5-Memorial Day Weekend…Cheboygan Indoor Farmers Market 10-1p at 215 N Main St. Info: cheboyganfarmersmarket.blogspot.com

 

 

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