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Week of Jan 19

 

Now-Jan 31… Give a Can, Get a Radon Testing Kit. The Health Dept of NW Michigan is offering a free radon testing kit with non-perishable food donations. Info: epa.gov/rado

 

Now-April 30-The Cheboygan Recreation Center game room is open to all high school kids from 7-11pm every Saturday night, with free pizza for all! Info: 231-627-2151

 

Now-March 31…Every Sunday Snow Lovers Breakfast at the East Jordan Sno-Mobilers Clubhouse. 7a-noon. $7 adults, kids under 10 $4. Info: 231-497-9260

 

Jan 22-26…Thunder Bay International Film Festival-Alpena. Watch impressive ocean and Great Lakes films from around the world. Enjoy social events, educational activities, and opportunities to meet filmmakers. Info: 989-884-6200

 

Jan 23…The Gaylord Chamber presents the 2019 Annual Awards Celebration 5-8pm at the Otsego Resort. Dinner, drinks and live entertainment. Tickets $45, pre-registration required. Info: 989-732-6333

 

Jan 25…Yetifest 11a-6p –Suttons Bay. Scavenger hunt, movie, carboard classic, chili-cookoff and more. Info: suttonsbayarea.com

 

Jan 25…Rogers City Baseball Cornhole Tournament 3pm at Up North 23 Restaurant & Lounge. Must be 21+. 2 person teams $30 per team. Benefits the Huron Baseball program. Info: 989-306-2336

 

Jan 25…Bigfoot 5K & 10K Snowshoe Race 9am at Timber Ridge Resort-Traverse City. You can rent a pair of snowshoes if you don't have your own. If there's no snow, bring your trail shoes, the race goes on no matter what the conditions! Bigfoot is the Midwest qualifier for February's United States National Championship Snowshoe race. Info: traversecity.com

 

Jan 26…Harbor Springs Area Chili Cook-off noon-3pm at Boyne Hightlands Resort. $12 adults, kids 12 & under free. Non-perishable food items will also be collected for local food pantries. Info: petoskeyarea.com

 

Jan 29…Spaghetti Dinner 4:30-7pm at the K of C Hall-Cheboygan. By donation. Info: cheboygan.com

 

Jan 30…Soup & Casserole Supper 4-6pm at the Inverness Township Hall-Cheboygan. $10 adults, Kids 12 & under $5. Benefits the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Info: cheboygan.com

 

Jan 31, Feb 1,7 & 8…The Northland Players presents the comedy “Virgil Wins the Lotter”, their February dinner theatre at the Cheboygan Eagles. Dinner choices are Prime rib, Parmesan encrusted whitefish and Pork loin with cherry chutney sauce. Doors open at 6:00, dinner at 6:30 and show at 7:30. Tickets are $25. Call 231-627-4051 for reservations.

 

Feb 1…Charlevoix Groundhog Shadowfest noon-6pm downtown. Family activities, free movie, soup contest, music, games, beer tent and more! Info: charlevoixshadowfest.com

 

Feb 1…Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree. Live music, fishing contest, kids activities, poker run and more! Info:sturgeonfortomorrow.org

 

Feb 1…White Pine Stampede 8a-5p starts at Mancelona High School. The 50K race begins at 9:30 AM, the 20K race begins at 10:30 AM, and the 10K race begins at 11:30 AM. Info: traversecity.com

 

Feb 1-2…44th Annual Winter Festival – Mackinac Island. Family activities, lantern lit snowshoe/cross country ski trek; ice skating, bonfire, silent auction, kids activities and more. Info: mackinacisland.org

 

Week of Feb 2

 

Feb 5…Cheboygan High School Academic Boosters Trivia Night 7pm at Spare Time Lanes. $100 for a team of 4, must be 21+. Prizes for top finishers. Info: triviaseekers4guestspeakers.wordpress.com

 

Feb 8…Father/Daughter Dance 6-8pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall-Cheboygan. Dad’s, Grandpa’s, Uncle’s, Older Brother’s what a fun night to treat that special young lady! One free picture taken together, food and desserts Music. Tickets $7 in adv. $10 at the door. Info: cheboygan.com

 

Feb 8…Winterfest-Downtown Beulah. Poker run, frozen turkey bowling, chili cookoff, horse drawn wagon rides, frozen fish toss, parade, fireworks and more! Info: visitbenzie.com

 

Feb 8…”2nd Annual A Time To Shine” 7pm at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts-Petoskey. Tickets are available at greatlakescfa.org. VIP - $25/General Admission - $10. The evening's entertainment will include a sparkling celebration of Northern MI stars, as well as live and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit Voices Without Borders and help its Great Lakes Youth Choir to reach Carnegie Hall in June, 2020. Info: littletraverseyouthchoir.org

 

Feb 8…Community Breakfast Buffet 8-11am at the Sand Road Senior Center-Cheboygan. All you can eat by donation. Benefits the home delivered meals program. Info: 231-627-7234

 

Feb 9…Cub Scout Pack 36/Boy Scout Troop 36 benefit pancake breakfast 8:30-12:30 at 222 Cass St.-Traverse City. Free will donation. Info: 231-946-5191

 

Week of Feb 9

 

Feb 13…Valentine’s Day Special Dinner 4-6p at the Wolverine Senior Center. Prime rib dinner, live music. Info: 231-525-8969

 

Feb 13…Hooping for a Cure Basketball Fundraiser at LaSalle High School-St. Ignace. The Saints take on the Cedarville Trojans. JV game starts at 5pm. Raffles and 50/50, commemorative t-shirts available. Proceeds benefit the No Cancer Patient Left Behind Program and Mackinac Straits Health Foundation. Info: 906-328-0006

 

Feb 13-16…Labatte Blue UP Pond Hockey Tournament-St. Ignace. Info: saintignace.org

 

Feb 14… Community Trivia Night 7:30-? At the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall. $5 person, teams of up to 8. Cash prizes, door prizes, cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall Association. Info: 231-486-0224

 

Feb 14…Rock Out For Rescue 6-9:30p at the Grand Unity Event Center-Petoskey. Tickets are $75 and will include heavy hors d'oeuvres by Sweetwater Catering, an open bar, silent auction, dancing and entertainment by Main Street Dueling Pianos of Grand Rapids. There will be a Valentine's Day backdrop to take photos with your sweetie! Benefits the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. Info: ltbhs.com

 

Feb 14-15…Winter Carnival – Petoskey. Chocoholic Frolic Fri 3-7pm; winter ghost walk; search for Olaf; cardboard sled race, ice carving; music and more! Info: petoskeydowntown.com

 

Feb 15…9th Annual Alpenfrost-Gaylord. Frosty 5K, moonlit snowshoe hike, soup cookoff, ice skating, cardboard sled race, kids games and more! Info: gaylordmichigan.net

 

Feb 15…66th Annual Knights of Columbus Sportsman Dinner at the Kof C-Cheboygan. Includes wild game appetizers, prime rib, cash bar, gun raffles and games. $35 person. Doors at 5, dinner at 7. Proceeds benefit KofC charities. Info: 231-420-8153

 

Feb 15…Denim and Diamonds Fundraiser 6-midnight at the FOE –Cheboygan. Silent auction, buffet dinner, dessert station, cash bar, music and dancing. Proceeds benefit Chelsea’s Closet. $35 person. Info: 231-818-9126

 

Feb 15-16…Michigan Free Fishing Weekend!

 

Feb 15-16…Kalkaska Winterfest at the fairgrounds. Dog sled races, craft show, dog weight-pull and more. Info: kalkaskawinterfest.org

 

Week of Feb 16

 

Feb 21-22…Michigan Snowmobile Festival – Gaylord. Info: gaylordmichigan.net

 

Feb 22…Cheboygan County United Way Walk for Warmth. 10am registraion, walk at 11am at the FOE. Helps local residents in need of utility assistance. Suggested donation $15. Info: cheboygancountyunitedway.org

 

Feb 22…Hike for Health at Duncan Bay 10:30-12:30. Join Little Traverse Conservancy staff on a winter hiking excursion to the overlook on the shores of Lake Huron. After the hike, (optionally) meet to order lunch at Nourish, in downtown Cheboygan. This event is offered at no charge, but pre-registration is requested by calling 231.347.0991 or online at www.landtrust.org.

 

Week of Feb 23

 

Feb 27… Soup & Casserole Supper 4-6pm at the Inverness Township Hall-Cheboygan. $10 adults, Kids 12 & under $5. Benefits the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Info: cheboygan.com

 

Feb 28…Gaylord Chamber Bowling Bash 5:30-9:30p at the Gaylord Bowling Center. $20 person. Three games, with several prizes being awarded. Info: gaylordchamber.com

 

March 13… Community Trivia Night 7:30-? At the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall. $5 person, teams of up to 8. Cash prizes, door prizes, cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall Association. Info: 231-486-0224

 

April 10… Community Trivia Night 7:30-? At the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall. $5 person, teams of up to 8. Cash prizes, door prizes, cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall Association. Info: 231-486-0224

 

Ongoing

 

TFN…On the 4th Wednesday of every month, enjoy Veterans Coffee Hour from 9-10am at the Cheboygan McDonalds. Info: cheboygan.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 noon at Indian River Golf Club. 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

 

TFN…Looking for a different way to graduate high school?  Inverness Academy offers flexable scheduling, vocational training, diploma and more. Info: 231-627-5613

 

TFN…The Journey Program – a free 10 week group exercise program of cancer patients up to two years post treatment. Classes are held 4 times a year in Traverse City, Frankfort and Suttons Bay. Preregistration is required. Info: 231-276-2494

 

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