From a Friday for Foodies, to a weekend for Snow Lovers, there’s plenty of fun out there!

The weekend begins with a fun, delicious and informative lunch hour at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, of take the little ones for Arts and Crafts at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum! You can enjoy a night of music in Petoskey, and then hit the trails at Boyne Mountain or Timber Ridge!


First Fridays for Foodies, Friday, January 4th, 11am, Crooked Tree Arts Center Kitchen, Petoskey

Learn how to make delicious creations with chefs from Flour Girl Artisan Pizzeria.

This informal class/demonstration is a great way to spend your lunch break and it’s free! Learn more at



Winter Break Program at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum, Friday, January 4th, 10am-3pm

Winter STEAM-Explore winter-themed art projects…make one to display and one to take home! This activity is free with regular museum admission. More info at



Blissfest Folk and Roots Mini-Concert, Friday, January 4th, 7pm, Red Sky Stage, Petoskey

Enjoy a night of local music featuring The Real Ingredients and A Brighter Bloom. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 on the night of. Get details at



Winter Trail Days, January 5th and 6th, Boyne Mountain Resort

This weekend offers the chance for those new to snowsports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross-country skiing for free. There will be a half-hour group lesson, reservations required. Just call 231-549-6088. For more info go online to



Winter Trails Day, Saturday, January 5th, Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City

It’s a full day of winter fun, with free trail access, introductory ski lessons, fatbike demos, guided snowshoe hikes and the use of equipment rentals for those new to winter trail sports. Warm up after fireside with hot cocoa and cookies. Pre-register at

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