Ellsworth Shiverfest is Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17, in Ellsworth. Saturday events include: free fishing; snowmobile ride-in noon-3 p.m. at community park; free food and bonfire 1-3 p.m.; cardboard sled races 1:30 p.m.; snow art contest 2 p.m.; dark sky hike 7-9 p.m. at House on the Hill Bed and Breakfast; euchre tournament 7 p.m. at township hall; live music 9 p.m. at Gold Nugget. Sunday events include: free fishing; poker run 9 a.m.-4 p.m., sign up at East Jordan snowmobile club or Gold Nugget. (231) 360-0676.
Ice fishing tournament and plunge
The B.I.T.T. Outdoors Ice Fishing Tournament and B.I.T.T. Plunge is Saturday, Feb. 16, at Tourist Park in East Jordan. Event includes: registration and breakfast 5 a.m.; ice fishing tournament 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; kids games and fishing lessons 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; lunch at noon in pavilion; Polar Plunge 2 p.m. www.bittoutdoors.com.
Petoskey Winter Carnival
Petoskey's Winter Carnival is Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Winter Sports Park in Petoskey. Events include: bumpjumping contest noon; cook-out noon; speedskating instruction 1 p.m.; youth hockey 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; youth sledding competition 3 p.m.; figure skating performance 6 p.m.; Cardboard Challenge XIX 7 p.m. (231) 347-1252 or www.petoskey.us.
Snowmobile drag races and radar runs are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the snowmobile club in East Jordan. For more information, call (231) 536-7351 or visit www.ejchamber.org.
Little Traverse Conservancy presents a program about winter wildlife tracking 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 16, at The Hill Preserve in Charlevoix County. Meet at parking lot on Clute Road. Free; open to public. www.landtrust.org.
A painting demonstration by Jerry Douglas is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Northgoods art loft in downtown Petoskey. Free; open to public. No reservations required. (231) 347-1775.
Snow Lover's Breakfast is 7 a.m.-noon Sundays in February at the snowmobile clubhouse in East Jordan. Arrive by sled or car.
Have a Heart Valentine's benefit event for Brother Dan's Food Pantry is noon-10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, in the community building at Emmet County fairgrounds in Petoskey. Event features hors d'oeuvres, drinks, live and silent auctions, live bands and more. $10 per person, free for ages 10 and under. (231) 347-7423 or www.brdanpetoskeysfx.org.
Horse-drawn carriage rides run 2-5 p.m. every Friday and Sunday, through Feb. 24, on Bay Street near The Pier restaurant in Harbor Springs. Free; weather permitting. (231) 838-6124 or (231) 526-7999.
Pizza and movie
Northern Michigan moms - Feb. 16, 2013
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