Now - Feb 26…Every Friday, Charlevoix Candle Light Hikes 5-8pm at Mt. McSauba Ski Hill. Mile long, candle lit trails. Info: 231-547-3253
Now-Feb 28…Cheboygan County Walk for Warmth. Because of Covid, you choose your date, time and location. Form a team or just raise money yourself. Send in a selfie after you’ve finished for a chance to win prizes. Pledge forms available at the Salvation Army office in Cheboygan. Follow their facebook page for more: @cheboygansalvationarmy
Now-March 16… Cheboygan County Veterans are having another raffle. Tickets are only $5 dollars each for the March 17th drawing. Three prizes, with the top prize being a Michigan Theme Quilt from Rivertown Quilters. Proceeds help the Cheboygan Veterans Memorial Park project. For tickets, call Phil Oppenhieser, (231) 625-2808, or Pat Bolen, (231) 420-2813.
Feb 19-21… 40th Annual East Jordan Sno-Blast! Friday night fun evening ORV ride leaving from the Snowmobile clubhouse at 6 pm. Saturday February 20: 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Antique and Vintage Snowmobile show 10:00 am: Blessing of the Machines 10:30 am: ORV Obstacle Course and Weight Pulls begin. Registration will begin at 9:00 am; 11:00 am: Children's Story Hour- virtual via Zoom, (contact the East Chamber of Commerce at (231) 536-7351 for zoom link). 11:00-12:00 pm music of **Country Thunder** outside the clubhouse; 12:00 pm.: TNT's Ride Like a Girl To Save The Girls Bikini Radar Run for Breast Cancer. Registration begins after the Blessing of the Machines. Immediately following - East Jordan Sno-Mobilers will be hosting their own Radar Runs and host their famous "Bean Pot". There will be hot dogs and drinks available all day long. Children's Coloring contest, will be posted around town at various businesses, vote for the best, voting box will be located outside the East Jordan Chamber office. Sunday February 21, the South Arm ORV Club will be holding their annual Sno-Blast Raffle at Noon at the clubhouse. All will be following all COVID-19 protocols inside and out. Info: 231-536-7351
Feb 20…Voices Without Borders presents the 3rd annual “A Time to Shine’, virtually celebrating the bridge-building joy of musicVisit vwbchoir.com for a list of the performers, including The Accidentals! You’ll also find information for a paddleboard raffle made possible through the generosity of Little Bay Boards, and a program link the day of the show. The stream is free with donations gratefully accepted. Visit vwbchoir.com to learn more.
Feb 20…Mackinaw City Winterfest 11am-4pm. Kids Sled Races; BIG Freeze Obstacle Course; Outhouse Races; Meet Queen Elsa. Events take place in the Sheppler’s parking lot and Municipal Marina Lawn. Info: mackinawcity.com
Feb 20…4th Annual Walloon Lake Winterfest noon-4pm. Free Ice Skating in the Village Green Park | Free Hot Cocoa Bar | Free Bean Pot | LIVE Ice Carving with The Ice Brigades |Antique Snowmobile Show | Snowmobile Parking and Fueling Available | Giveaway Prizes Every Hour | Outdoor Family-Friendly Activities | Visit from the Village Yeti. Donations accepted with proceeds benefitting the Petoskey Snowmobile Club. Info: 231-535-5000
Feb 20… 9th Annual Dogman Challenge Fat Bike Race! The Dogman Challenge is a 2-hour winter endurance event held entirely on the multi-use trails around Mt. McSauba Recreation Area and North Point Nature Preserve in Charlevoix. The riders to complete the most laps in 2 hours are the champions and will receive customized one of a kind Dogman metals. Info: dogmanchallenge.net
Feb 21-March 6 – Traverse City Restaurant Week
Feb 21…Winter FUN Day noon-4pm at Missaukee Mountain-Lake City. Downhill & cross-country skiing, sledding, games and more. Ski rental available. Info: lakecitymich.com
Feb 22…Charlevoix Elks Club Blood Drive 11a-6:30p in the community room. Appointments preferred. Register here: versiti.org/miblood or by calling 866-642-5663. The Elks Club in located at 12735 US 31.
Sign up now for the March 2-3 ASIST Training to learn life saving practices in suicide intervention skills. Limited space, must attend both days 8a-4:30pm at the Black River Full Gospel Church-Cheboygan. To register, email your name, cell number, role in the community and county you live in to: KierstensRide@outlook.com. Questions
call Lisa 231-675-5047
Feb 27…”Smeltania” Festival 1-6p Boyne City. “Smeltania” refers to the festival dedicated to ice fishing, ice shantie contest, and eating smelt from the nearby Lake Charlevoix. More details to follow. Info: boynechamber.com
Feb 27…Full Moon Snowshoe or Hike 6:30pm at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park-Mackinaw City. Free. Come socially distance and hike or snowshoe. If you would like to go as a group, meet at 6:30pm in the trailhead parking (parking to the right at the Headlands entrance). The hike will take off at 7pm. Dress for the weather and bring your own snowshoes or rent from your favorite local outdoor retailer. Children and friendly pets welcome (pets must remain on a leash). Info: midarkskypark.org
Feb 27…Greenwood Foundation Moonlight Snowshoe Hike and Bonfire 7pm – Wolverine. Free. Info: 231-525-8660
March 2-4…NMC’s 15th Annual Career Fair will be held virtually 3-6pm each day. No fee. March 2: Retail, Food Service & Hospitality; March 3: Business, Healthcare & Other; March 4: Automotive, Transportation, Manufacturing, Technical & Construction. Employers will be available at any time on their allotted day. Info: nmc.edu
March 13-31…11th Annual Leapin’ Leprechaun Virtual 5K. Sign up now, new lucky socks (for the first 500 registrants) to wear on their 5k virtual run! Swag includes running socks, finisher medal, downloadable bib, and more! All race packets will be mailed to runners starting the beginning of March. Runners are encouraged to post photos on social media in their favorite green outfits, and prizes will be awarded for the most festive, using #TCLL5K. Info: leapinleprechauntc.com
March 14…Cheboygan County Humane Society Chicken Dinner Fundraiser 4-6pm at the Cheboygan Eagles Club. “Drive thru” to go, $10 dark meat; $12 white meat. Info: 231-238-8221
March 19…St. Mary School Fish Fry 5-7p, 1003 Bridge St, Charlevoix. Take out style, meal includes fried of baked fish, baked potato or French fries, coleslaw, roll and dessert. $15 adult, $13 senior, $10 kids 12 & under. Info:231-547-9441
March 19-21…Ultimate Hunting Expo at the Ellison Place-Gaylord. Info: gaylordmichigan.net
March 27…City-wide Easter Egg Hunt 8am – downtown St. Ignace. Over 2,000 Easter eggs will be hidden around St. Ignace filled with candy, toys, discounts or prizes from local businesses. Info: goldmineup.com/easter-egg-hunt
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
TFN- The Northern Care Center is a medical clinic for those uninsured or underinsured. Patients are seen on Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Located at 117 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…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.
Now – TFN…Weekly Covid-19 Testing. By appointment only. No symptoms or doctors order necessary. Charleovix: 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
**Upcoming Farmer’s Markets – use social distancing and wear a mask
Saturdays thru April at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City 10a-2p indoors to the Mercato corridor
Saturdays thru April from 10a-1pm downtown 215 N. Main-Cheboygan
Every Sat thru mid-May…Boyne City indoor farmers market 9a-noon on the main floor of city hall. Info: boynechamber.com
Every Saturday through the end of Dec a variety of vendors will be set up at the Alpine Village Mall from 9a-1p-Gaylord
Friday thru April…Bellaire 10a-2p The Market is at two Locations Terrain 213 N Bridge St. Bellaire MI and Bee Well Mead & Cider 116 N. Bridge St. Bellaire MI; Vendors will be spread out between both locations each week. Info: 231-916-2517