Kick off the New Year with lots to do!

Kick off the weekend hitting the slopes at Nubs Nob! The little ones will find musical fun at the Petoskey District Library, and the grown-ups can swing into Saturday night with a taste of the Big Band Era! You can learn to ski and snowboard all month long at Nubs Nob, and snowshoe Saturdays all season long at Sleeping Bear Dunes!


4th Annual Midwest Nordic Rendezvous, January 3rd through the 5th, Timber Ridge Resort, TC

Presented by the VASA Ski Club, come out for a weekend full of activities on the slopes, featuring guest instructor Zeke Fashingbauer, a PSIA-C examiner and USSA/CXC certified coach. Learn more at


GLCO Young Children’s Library Series #4, Saturday, January 4th, Petoskey District Library

A 45-minute session for children ages 4-10 to participate in interactive activities with GLCO musicians, including story-telling, directed listening, sing-alongs, movement and dance, and more. All free! Get details at


Rhythm Society Orchestra, Saturday, January 4th, 7:30pm, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey

A 15-piece swing band who re-creates the music and presentations of the Big Band era of the 30’s and 40’s, with some Rat Pack material from the 50’s as well. Tickets are $25 for CTAC members, $35 for non-members, $10 for students. Learn more at


Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, January 2nd-31st, Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs

The cost is only $20 to learn to cross-country ski, or $35 for downhill and snowboarding lessons. That includes rentals and a lift ticket or cross country pass! For more info, call 1-800-SKI-NUBS.


New Snowshoe Hikes, Saturdays, January 4th through March 14th, 1pm

Choose from 2 ranger-led snowshoe hikes to explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore park. The “Snowshoe Saunter” is for beginners, and the “Snowshoe Trek” is for more experienced hikers. To participate, meet at the Philip A. Hart Visitors Center in Empire. Reservations are required whether you rent snowshoes from the park or rent your own. Get details at

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