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Spring is in the air-so savor it with a sipping tour across the Leelanau peninsula. Find your fanciest hat for a fundraiser with real star power on Saturday. Hunters can check out the latest for the upcoming season in Gaylord, and Foodies will find tasting fun in Petoskey. Then, wrap up the weekend with a great pancake breakfast-YUM!

Spring Sip and Savor
Saturday May 2nd, 11:00 to 6:00 pm & Sunday May 3, noon to 5:00 pm
Celebrate spring and indulge in your senses on a self-guided tour of Leelanau Peninsula Wineries. Tickets are $35 and include wine and food pairings at each winery and a souvenir wine glass. In addition, a $5 donation for every ticket sold goes to the Bruce Simpson Winemakers Scholarship
More info online at http://www.lpwines.com/spring/
Run for the Roses Benefit at Charity Hill Ranch
Saturday, May 2nd, 1-9pm
Spend the afternoon under the big top with Ryan Whyte Maloney and Cali Tucker from NBC’s The Voice, enjoy a Mint Julep, watch the Kentucky Derby Race, and help out a great cause. There will also be 50/50 drawings, silent auction, big hat contest, a photo shoot with Ryan and Cali , and much more. Tickets are $30 and are sure to sell out-get yours by calling 1-800-836-0717.
Northern Michigan’s Outdoor Expo
Friday 3pm-7pm , Saturday 9am-7pm , Sunday 10am-3pm
Otsego County Sportsplex
Come see the latest in hunting, fishing & outdoor equipment and supplies, with displays both inside and outside. Admission $5.00 for adults and $3 for children. More info at www.northernmichiganoutdoorexpo.com
Culinary Arts Showcase
Saturday, May 2nd, 1-3 CTAC Gilbert Gallery
The Petoskey High School hospitality program will present their skills in a Culinary Arts Showcase in the Edith Gilbert Gallery .  Visitors can sample tasty selections created and served by hospitality students while viewing the Youth Art Exhibit and listening to young writers read their winning selections during the Young Writers Juried Exposition Award Reception.
More info at www.crookedtree.org
East Bay Fire Department Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, May 3rd, 8am to 1pm GT Metro Fire Station #9, High Lake rd.
Adults-$6, kids 15 and under, $3, age 3 and under, FREE
Locals in the know wait all year for this one…. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and eggs with local maple syrup, served in the fire barn!


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