There's plenty of outdoor fun, plus great music in store this weekend!
by Lisa Knight
posted Jan 3 2018 10:51AM
Start your weekend with a food demo in the Crooked Tree Arts Center kitchens...then venture outside to hit the trails! You can trek and taste your way along the Old Mission Peninsula, at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay, or Timber Ridge in Traverse City! Afterwards, wrap up your Saturday evening with a night of jazz in Petoskey.
First Fridays for Foodies
Friday, January 5th, 11am-noon, Crooked Tree Arts Center kitchen, Petoskey
Come join Terri Morgan, the owner of Watta Cookie, for a seminar on the secrets of bagel making. Free! Get more info at crookedtree.org
Old Mission Snowshoe, Wine and Brew
Sundays, January 7th through March 4th, 11am
Start your trek at Jolly Pumpkin, then take a shuttle to Brys Estate, followed by snowshoeing to Bowers Harbor Vineyards and back to Jolly Pumpkin. Get tickets and more info at tcbrewbus.com/events
Snowshoes, Vines and Wines
Saturdays Jan 6th through Feb 24th, Noon to 5pm, Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay
Explore easy to moderate trails, then warm up with drinks, chili and sandwiches provided by the Hearth & Vine Cafe'. Snowshoe rentals are $15, last pair rented at 4pm. Get more info at
Timber Ridge Winter Trails Day
Saturday, January 6th, 2018
TART Trails is teaming up with the Record Eagle/TC Trimdown, Vasa Ski Club, Einstein Cycles, NMMBA, local bike shops and Timber Ridge Resort to offer free trail access, introductory ski lessons, fatbike demos, guided snowshoe hikes and use of equipment rentals for those new to winter trail sports. Use of the trails and rental equipment is free but participants must register at the event or online at https://traversetrails.org/event/wintertrailsday/.
Jazz in January
Saturday, January 6th, 7:30pm, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey
Don't miss this performance of the Rodney Whitaker Quartet. Doors open at 7, the performance is at 7:30. Tickets are $25 for members, $35 for non-members, and $10 for students. For more info, call 231-347-4337, or visit www.crookedtree.org