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About Town: Area Event Listings

Harbor Springs Ice Rink & Kiwanis Park Sledding Hill

Winter Tentative Schedule

Ice Rink: Mon-Fri, 3 pm to 8 pm; Sat & Sun 10 am to 8 pm; Kiwanis Park: Fri, 3-8 pm; Sat & Sun, 10 am-8 pm

Valentine Community Sledding Night at Kiwanis Park, Sat, Feb 8 from 5 to 8 pm. This party will feature Valentine themed games, prizes and crafts.

Dinner & a Movie Night, Fri Nights: Now through March 14 beginning at 5:30 pm The park will be showing movies and serving pizza to anyone who wishes to participate. Movie is free. Dinner is $5 per person January movie schedule: Jan 31, Epic. Feb 7, Cody the Robosapien, Feb 14- Legend of King Fu Rabbit (Movies subject to change)

Ice Skating Games at the rink, Saturday afternoons thru March 15 from 1 pm-3 pm We play a series of ice skating games including broomball, four corners, pom-pom and others We give winners of the games silly prizes. For more information on scheduled events call the Skate Park 526-0610.

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Performing Arts Series presents comedians Josh Sneed and Dave Dyer on Saturday, Feb 1, at 8 pm at the CTAC. An evening of laughter and good fun. Reserved tickets are available at www.crookedtree.org or by calling 231-347-4337.

Floral Workshop, Crooked Tree Arts center presents a fabulously chic floral workshop in collaboration with BLOOM Floral Design, Thursday, Feb 6, from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Arts Center. Owner and lead designer Jennifer Haf will be sharing "European Wrapped Bouquets." The workshop includes all necessary tools, flowers and other accessories that participants will need to design and create their one-of-a-kind pieces. Early registration is requested as many of the blooms are flown in fresh from the east coast. More information and registration is available at www.crookedtree.org, or by calling 231-347-4337.

The Arts Center and Petoskey District Library have partnered to present a great selection of animated children's films. These films are celebrating the illustration and animation styles of some classic children's books. Inspired by the current, delightful, exhibit from the Clarke Historical Society Molson Art collection of Children's Book Illustrations, the films have been selected that remain true to the original illustrations Films will be presented once a month, coinciding with local schools' Professional Development days when schools are closed. Friday films are geared towards upper elementary aged children; Saturday films more for lower elementary and pre-school aged children. All films are free and open to the public. Parents are asked to arrange for a responsible adult to be present throughout the showing.. For more info call 231-347-4337.

The Culinary Series, held every Tuesday through Feb 25, showcasing local restaurants and chefs, continues on Tuesday, Feb 4 Toski Sands; Feb 11 with Pasta II at the home of Mr and Mrs Gordon Bonfield; Feb 18, Palette Bistro; Feb 25, Twisted Olive. These typically sell out quickly. For more Information and registration, www.crookedtree.org or call 231-347-4337.

The 2013-14 Swirl Season at the CTAC, continues on Thursday, Feb 27 featuring Twisted Olive Cafe with music by Bill Wilson; three exhibits will be open for viewing. Swirl is a monthly wine tasting with music and the most recent art exhibit art exhibits on display. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 per person the day of Swirl, when available. For more info/to purchase tickets call the CTAC 231-347-4337.

North Central Michigan College

North Central Michigan College will present Dr. Steward Gordon, author of When Asia Was the World and senior researcher for the University of Michigan South Asia Studies Program on Wed, Feb 5 at 7 p.m. in the Library conference center on the Petoskey campus. Dr. Gordon will speak about networks and connections across the great Asian world at this free lecture. There will also be a discussion of Dr. Gordon's book on Tues, Feb 18 from 8:30-10 am in the main administration/classroom building, room 132. Joion North Central Librarian Leland Parsons for coffee, treats and a lively discussion about a fascinating topic. These events are free and no RSVP is required. For more info call 231-348-6613.

North Central Michigan College's next luncheon lecture series will be on Friday, February 21 with the program being "The History of Cross Village." with Jane Cardinal from Good Hart. All programs in the series are held at noon on Fridays in the college's Library conference room. Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 to reserve your place at the table. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with the lecture beginning at noon.


Blissfest Country Dance, will take place on Sat, Feb 1 at 7:30 pm, held this month at the Carnegie Building across from the Petoskey Public Library. Contra & square dances with callers, Cynthia Donahey & Jan Fowler, and The Johns band playing. No partner necessary, all dances are taught. $3/person, $5/couple, $7/family. All are welcome. These dances are held the 1st Saturday of the month in the fall and winter.


Family Fitness Challenge, offered at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center in Petoskey, is a 5-week course modeled on real Olympic training skills. The Challenge is open to families with children age 4-14; a parent or adult must accompany children. Families may choose any single class for $10 or participate in all five for $50. All classes take place on Thursdays from 7-8 pm. The series culminates with a Family Olympic Challenge and Medal Ceremony. For more information, contact Joan Tiihonen, CTRS, AFP, at jtiihonen@northernhealth.org or (231) 4887-3440.

Winter Outdoor Activities

A free Snowshoe Adventure, hosted by Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRA), North Central Michigan College (NCMC) and Bearcub Outfitters, will take place on Saturday, Feb 8, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Natural Area of the college. The 3-mile adventure will be led by NCMC Biology students. It will feature the wildlife, history and beauty of the NCMC Natural Area. Participants will meet at 10 am at the entrance to the Natural Area (southeast corner of Health Education & Science Center Parking Lot on the NCMC Campus). The event is free and open to the public; families are welcome. Bearcub Outfitters will have snowshoes available for people to use for no charge. PRAS will have loaner binoculars and field guides available. No pets please. For more info call PRAS President Darrell Lawson at 231-330-4572.

5th Annual Winterfest Snowshoe Challenge, will take place at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga on Sat, Feb 22. Registration is from 8 to 9 am. The race begins at 10 a.m. Bring your snowshoes and your appetite- refreshments will follow the race. Prizes are awarded. Cost is $15 in advance with checks payable to: Emmet County Parks and Recreation, 200 Division St, Suite 178, Petoskey, MI 49770. Or you can deliver payment to the County Bldg (same address) Attn: Laurie Gaetano, Parks Director. Cost is $20 on race day. Cost includes food and prizes. For more details, call (231) 348-0014.

Cross County Ski Series, is hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs and Nub's Nob every Wednesday night from 6:00-7:30. A great way to get out with other skiers, gain skills, and go for a night ski. For nordic skiers of all abilities and kids ages 9 years and older, each weekly session will start with a 20-minute skills clinic followed by a non-guided group ski.. Register for any/all dates that fit your schedule. Apres-ski in the pub afterwards with free appetizers. Note: schedule alternates between skate and classic skiing. Fee: nordic trail pass required. Pre-registration required. (reduced rate of $8) and skills clinic is free of charge.Pre-registration required. To register or for more info: call The Outfitter at (231) 2621 or visit outfitterharborsprings.com.

Cross Country Ski Loppet, will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Sunday, Feb 2. This 30th annual classic cross country ski tour on 16 miles of groomed trail from Harbor Springs to Cross Village is open to skiers of all ages and abilities. Skiers may opt for shorter mileage by starting at aid stations on Middle Village Rd or Wormwood Ln. Loppet ends at the Crow's Nest restaurant with a celebration of food, drinks, fun and door prizes. Classic skis only. Registration limited to 120 skiers. To register: and for more info,visitoutfitterharborsprings.com., stop in The Outfitter, 153 E Main St or call 231-526-2621.

Snowfest 2014, will be co-hosted by Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club and The Outfitter of Harbor Springs, on Saturday, February 22 from noon-3 pm. A free, fun family event open to the public! Come cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on Birchwood's groomed trails. Enjoy a bonfire, hot dogs, cocoa and show creature contest. Gear is available free of charge. For more info call 231- 526-2166 or visit www.birchwoodcc.com.


Support the Harbor Springs High School Class of 2014 by taking your family out to dinner, at Johan's Burger Express, 3473 M-119 on Monday Feb 3.. 50% of all Proceeds will be donated to the Harbor Springs Senior Class All Night Party held on Graduation Night. Come enjoy a meal for the Harbor Springs 2014 Senior Class

Rotary Club of Petoskey hosts their annual spaghetti dinner, on Thursday, Feb 13, at the Petoskey High School, from5-7:30 pm. Tickets are $5/adults, $2.50 children ages 4-12, and free for children under 4. The all-you-can-eat meal includes spaghetti, coleslaw, rolls, beverages, and ice cream. Funds from the dinner help the Rotary Club of Petoskey support numerous programs in the community and worldwide. For tickets, see any Rotarian or contact Mike Snyder at 231-439-9204

Little Traverse Bay Humane Society's annual dog walk, the Grateful Snowshoe Benefit, will be held on Sat, Feb 15 from 11 am-2 pm at the PB&J Farm, just north of Harbor Springs. Participants are invited to bring their furry friend for a walk through the woods while exploring the beauty of this secluded farm. Three snowshoe trails will be available, ranging from beginner to expert. Snowshoes will be available. Participants are invited to walk a shelter dog if they don't have one of their own. Bonfire to make s'mores; hamburgers, hotdogs, PB&J sandwiches and other snacks will be available, all courtesy of Cathy and Mark Bissell and Janie and Tim Jenkins. Participants are encouraged to gain sponsors for the walk to raise funds for the homeless animals at LTBHS Registration kicks off at 10 am, and there will be a shotgun start at 11:30. Cost of the event is a $35 flat fee or $35 in sponsors.For more info about the walk or to sign up, go to www.ltbhs.com, call 231-347-2396 or stop by LTBHS, 11300 W Conway Rd, Harbor Springs.


Holy Cross Church Cross Village, will be sponsoring a "Perch Fry" dinner on Sat, Feb 1 from 4:00-7:00 pm in the Fr. Al Parish Center. Menu includes perch, french fries, cole slaw, dinner roll, dessert, beverage. Adults/$10, Kids (under 10) $7.00. We welcome snowmobilers!!

The Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, 343 E. Main Street, will observe the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany at 11 a.m. on February 2, with the Rev. Mary A. Sweet. Children's Sunday school is offered during the worship hour..Holy Communion is offered to all. A coffee and cookie fellowship will follow the services. All welcome. Visit umcharborsprings.com. for more information.

Stutsmanville Chapel: Week Ending Sunday Feb 2. Sunday mornings begin with Children's & Adult Sunday School from 9:15-10:15 am. Worship service at 10:30 am. Nursery for 1-3 yr olds is provided during the service. Men's Support Groups meet Monday at 6:30 pm & Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm at the church. A prayer group meets on Wednesday mornings at the church at 7:30 a.m. to pray for individuals as well as other needs. AWANA Clubs are held Wednesdays 6-7:30 with Bible Clubs for ages 3-6th grade. A Quilting Group meets Feb 15 and the AWANA Grand Prix will be held Feb 22, 9 am-2 pm. Planning has begun for a retirement party for Pastor Ed Warner who has served the Stuts Community for almost 40 years. If you would like to help in some way or would like information on any of the above activities, call the church office at 526-2335.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs:On Sunday, Feb 2 at 10:00 am welcomes Pastor Bob Faulman to the pulpit. Holy communion will be celebrated and the focus of the service. Music will be provided by the women of the Chancel Choir and the Kirk Ringers, both under the direction of Peter D. Sims.Adult education class begins at 9:00 am. A nursery is available for infants and toddlers; and Sunday'S cool for elementary age children takes place during the worship hour. Men's Bible fellowship meets every Tuesday at 7:30 am. For more information visit www.fpchs.org or call 526-7332 First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs is located at the corner of W.Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicap accessible.

Community Events

Wintervention, Plans have been in the works for several months now to revitalize a winter festival in Harbor Springs Scheduled as a weekend extravaganza "Wintervention" will be offering fun for every member of the family during Presidents ' Weekend,February 15 and 16. There will be day long displays of ice boats and antique snowmobiles, toddler sledding and hot cocoa, snowshoeing, "Harborball" competitions, pet sled dog races, Senior memories tea and photos, snow sculpting for families, culminating in a community bonfire with s'mores. Sunday will have a legion breakfast and the annual chili cook off competition. Watch for posters around town with details ~ tell your friends and mark your calendars!

Arts and Events

Studio & Pottery demonstrations, Sturgeon River Pottery, Petoskey, every Sat, thru -April 26, 10 am-4 pm. Our Michigan-based artists will conduct live demonstrations on pottery, tile and jewelry making techniques. Sessions will highlight the creation of many of our best-selling pieces. Free, open to the public, no reservations required. 3031 Charlevoix Rd, 231-347-0590

Snowshoe and Brew:The Outfitter of Harbor Springs and Mustang Wendy's, Snowshoe and Brew on Friday, February 21 at 6:30 pm. This Gourmet, winter adventure features a guided, night snowshoe at the LTC Offield Preserve with hosted local brews and artisan sausages grilled trailside followed by a three-course gourmet dinner prepared with local wine and spirits and live music at Mustang Wendy's restaurant. Registration is limited to 30 people. To register and for more info: visit outfitterharborsprings.com. or call (231) 562-2621.

"Trees in Peril: 3 Diseases on the Move", will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs as part of its monthly speaker series on Tuesday, Feb 18 at 7:00 pm. Learn about three diseases impacting our northern hardwood forests: beech scale, oak wilt and emerald ash borer. Ben and Molly Veling, owners of Timberwolf Tree Care and certified arborists will demystify how they spread, the impacts they have and steps you can take to protect your trees. Open to all. Admission: Please bring food items for the Harbor Springs Area Food Pantry. The Outfitter, 153 E. Main St in Harbor Springs. For more inf: call 231-526-2521 or visitoutfitterharborsprings.com.

Winter Education Series: Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Ice Breakers. from Noon-1:00 pm at Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council ,426 Bay St, downtown Petoskey. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required (231) 347-1181. Feel free to bring a lunch, coffee and snacks provided.Schedule is: Thurs, Feb 6, Thurs, Feb 20, Thurs, March 6, Thursday, March 20. For more information on the Ice Breaker sessions visit www.watershedcouncil.org/events


Harbor Springs LibrarThe Spanish Conversation Group meets regularly on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of Spanish speaking abilities. Regular Library Hours are: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 12-5; Wed 10-8; Saturday 9-1.The Harbor Springs Library offers free high speed WiFi internet access as well as Mac and PC computers available to the public. Library is located in downtown Harbor Springs at the corner of Spring and Main St. Please go to www.harborspringslibrary.org or call (231)526-2531 for more information.

Mackinaw Area Public Library will host Fairy Tale Moons Watercolor Exhibit, this winter. The exhibit opens on Jan 29, and will be on display until March 26, 2014. There will be an opening reception Wed, Jan 29 at 6 pm to stroll through the exhibit and hear the stories behind the images and their connection to the stars overhead. Fairy Tale Moons was created by star lore historian and storyteller Mary Stewart Adams, program director of the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, with her sister, artist Patricia DeLisa,. The exhibit features 33 original water color images created by DeLisa according to tales that Adams chose because they connect to the night sky. The library is located at 528 W. Central Ave in Mackinaw City. Library hours are Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 11 am-5 p.; Wed noon - 8 pm; Sat 10-2. For more info call 231-436-5451.

Petoskey District Library: For information about upcoming activities at the Library, contact the Children's Room at the Petoskey District Library 231-758-3112 or visit petoskeylibrary.org. Regular Library hours are: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri, Sat, Sun: Noon-5 p.m. Library is located in downtown Petoskey, 500 E Mitchell St. 231-758-3100. library@petoskeylibrary.org.

Alanson Public Library: The pre-school story hour is Tuesdays thru Feb 11 beginning at 10:30 am; no registration, must be accompanied by an adult. (231)548-5465.. Regular Library hours are Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thur 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri noon-5 p.m.; Sat 10am-2 pm. Closed Sundays and Holidays. 548-5465, located at 7631 Burr Ave (Alanson Community Building)


Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the documentary film "More Than Honey"on Wed, Jan 29 and Fri, Jan 31 at 7:30. at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (451 E. Mitchell St., next to the Arts Center). From Markus Imhoof tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis.For more information call. PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108 Donations appreciated.

Pond Hill

Upcoming events: We are Open daily 11 am-6 pm.for wine tasting, sledding, shopping in the Farm Market, feeding the animals, and snowshoeing and cross country skiing. and more. Visit our online store at www.pondhill.com 231-526-3276. 5 miles N of downtown Harbor Springs on M119.

Farmers Markets

Harbor Springs Farmers Market: The winter market is open at the Harbor Springs Middle School on State St. Come check out the wonderful goodies including fresh pasta; an array of greens so you can make a fresh salad with local ingredients and much more.The regular market hours are Saturdays from 9-1. See you there.

Boyne City Farmers Market, every Saturday, 9 am-1 pm at the Red Barn on Park Street. The Market will host 2 cooking demos or classes each month throughout the Winter season.

Teen Club 150

,p>A Club for teens to socialize, study or just hang out, is located in the downstairs of Holy Childhood Church, Main St, Harbor Springs. Club 150 has a pool table, wide screen hi-def TV's, wi-fi and lots more! It is non-denominational and all teens are welcome. Hours are 3:30-6:30 Tuesday through Friday. For more information call 526-2017, ext. 22.


The Harbor Springs History Museum 349 E Main St, is open year round. During the winter, the exhibit galleries will be open Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am to 3 p.m. The Museum's temporary exhibit "Turning Point: The War of 1812 from the Native American Perspective" is on display during exhibit hours. Business hours for the Historical Society remain Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information or if you would like to see the exhibits at another time, please call 526-9771 or visit us online at www.HarborSpringsHistory.org.

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