Mackinac Island Winter Festival
Mackinac Island Winter Festival is Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 2-3, at Great Turtle Park on Mackinac Island. Event offers broom hockey, snow bowling, snow golf, cardboard sledding contests, kids games and more. www.mackinacisland.org.
Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree
Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree is Saturday, Feb. 2, on Black Lake in front of former Black Lake Hotel, Cheboygan. Saturday events include sturgeon spearing season opener 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; fishing contest 6 a.m.-7:15 p.m.; poker run 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; kids games, live entertainment and more. For full schedule, visit www.sturgeonfortomorrow.org.
A cupcake-making workshop for grades one-five and their adults is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the kitchen of Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. $35 members, $45 non-members. (231) 347-4337 or www.crookedtree.org.
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra hosts a strings instrument workshop for kids 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Charlevoix High School in Charlevoix. A public performance will follow. Levels I-III begin at 10 a.m.; beginner students begin at noon. A master class begins at 9 a.m.; space is limited. Bring a sack lunch and music stand. $12 for one student, $10 for additional family members. $8 for master class. To register, call (231) 487-0010 or visit www.glcorchestra.org.
A homemade Valentine workshop is 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 2, and Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Circle of Arts center in Charlevoix. Supplies provided; dress to mess. Open to ages 8-12. $40 per child. Register by calling (231) 547-3554 or (231) 412-0742.
PB and J Furry Friend Snowshoe Benefit for Little Traverse Bay Humane Society is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at PB and J Farm, 2101 Welsheimer Road, Harbor Springs. Event includes snowshoe use, event T-shirts, bonfire, hamburgers, hot dogs and hot chocolate. Leashed dogs welcome; donations appreciated. $30 in advance or $35 day of, $5 for ages 12 and under. To reserve snowshoes, call (231) 347-2396. www.ltbhs.com.
A "Minute to Win It" challenge for teens and kids ages 10 and up runs 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Boyne District Library in Boyne City. Prize awarded to top team. Registration required by Jan. 30. (231) 582-7861 or www.boynelibrary.org.
The Improvised Shakespeare Company performs 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. Early show is family-friendly for grades seven and up; late show is uncensored. $25 members, $35 non-members, $10 students. (231) 347-4337 or www.crookedtree.org.
Virgil's Family Reunion dinner theater event begins 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, and Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, at Audie's Restaurant, 314 N. Nicolet St., Mackinaw City. $26, includes dinner and show. For tickets, call (231) 436-5744.
A country dance begins 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Carnegie building in Petoskey. No partner necessary. $3 individual, $5 couple or $7 family. www.blissfest.org.
An Italian dinner fundraiser for Harbor Springs ski team is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Nub's Nob, Harbor Springs. Dinner includes pasta, salad, roll, cookie and soda; cash bar available. $10 per person.
Pizza and movie
Dinner and movie night is 5:20-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Harbor Springs ice rink. Pizza ordered 5:30 p.m. The movie "Madagascar" starts 6 p.m. Movie subject to change. $3 for pizza; free to watch movie. (231) 526-0610.
Ice fishing tournament
The Paradise Lake Association ice fishing tournament runs 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, on Paradise Lake in Carp Lake and Hebron Townships. Cash prizes for largest walleye, pike and panfish. $15 per person; register at Clyde's Place or Carp Lake General Store. www.paradiselakeassociation-mi.org.
A homemade Valentine workshop is 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Circle of Arts center in Charlevoix. Supplies provided; dress to mess. Open to ages 8-12. $40 per child. Register by calling (231) 547-3554 or (231) 412-0742.
Swiss steak dinner
A Swiss steak dinner and homemade pies is 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at United Methodist Church, 201 Fourth St., East Jordan. $8 adults, $5 ages 5-12, free for under 5.
A community sledding night party is 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Kiwanis Park in Harbor Springs. Event includes dinner, games, prizes and sledding. Free; bring a sled. (231) 526-0610.
Hoops for Hope benefit basketball game begins 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the high school gymnasium in East Jordan. East Jordan public school teachers play East Jordan emergency services. $5 adults, $3 students, free for under 4, $15 families.
A Valentine's Day dance runs 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the civic center in East Jordan. Event offers dance lessons at 6:45 p.m. and live music. Everyone welcome. $10 per person. (231) 547-6114.
A benefit concert for Little Traverse Choral Society begins 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1020 E. Mitchell, Petoskey. $15 one adult, $25 two adults, $15 students, free for children under 12. www.littletraversechoralsociety.org.