Red Cross Blood Drives
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES
Michigan Blood Drives
Feb 3 American House Petoskey noon-5:45
Feb 6 Petoskey Central Elementary
Feb 6 Wolverine Community Center 11:30-5:15
Feb 7 East Jordan Civic Center noon-5:45
Feb 7 Presbyterian Church of Traverse City 1-6pm
Feb 9 Belaire St Lukes Catholic noon-5:45
Feb 9 TC West High School 8am-2pm
Feb 10 Harbor Springs Holy Childhood noon-5:45
Feb 10 TC Central High School 8-2:30
Feb 13 Central Lake High School noon-5:45
Feb 14 Cheboygan Eagles noon-5:45
Feb 16 Traverse City Elks noon-5:45
Feb 17 Charlevoix Hospital 10-3:45
Feb 21 St Ignace LaSalle High School 8:30-1:15
Feb 22 Gaylord High School 8-1:15
Feb 22 Elk Rapids High School 8-2pm
Feb 23 Soo Area High School 8:30-2pm
Feb 24 Diocese of Gaylord noon-5:45
Feb 27 Boyne City Christ Lutheran Church noon-5:45
Feb 27 St Francis Church in Traverse City 1-7pm
Feb 28 The Leelanau School in Glen Arbor 11-3pm
Get Your Chili On!
The 13th Annual Harbor Springs Chili Cook Off is Sunday, February 19 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at Birchwood Farms Country Club. Enjoy tastes from professionals and amateurs, and then cast your vote for the best chili in the two categories. Cost is $12 for adults and Kids 12 and Under eat free, thanks to support from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. You are invited to bring your own snowshoes to Sunday's Chili Cook Off so that, after you've tasted all the great chili and voted for your favorite chefs, you can try out the trails at Birchwood. Everyone attending the event is encouraged to bring a non-perishable item for the Harbor Springs Food Pantry. More details here
Know Your History
Historical Essay Contest - Deadline April 21
The Emmet County Historical Commission is once again holding its annual Historical Essay Contest, which is open to any third- or fourth-grade student in Emmet County, including home-schooled children. First-place earns $100, while second-place wins $50. The teacher of the winning student also will receive a $50 stipend to use for classroom supplies. Contact Beth Anne Eckerle at 231-348-1704 or email email@example.com
. Deadline is April 21
Crooked Tree Art Center Market
Crooked Tree Arts Center Farmers and Artisans Market, Fridays thru June 9, 11-1
If it's locally grown or handmade, chances are you will find it at the CTAC Artisans and Farmers Market. Seasonal produce will be available as well as gift items, textiles, pottery & more.
Indoor Farmers Market
Boyne City Farmers Market, Boyne District Library Red Barn, Saturdays, 9-noon thru April 29.
The Boyne City Farmers Market moves inside for the winter. 16 local vendors are on hand during this season with scones, maple syrup, jam and jellies and more.
Old Town Playhouse
Outside Mullingars, Old Town Play House, Feb 10-25, Thurs, Fri and Sat, 7:30pm
Two lovelorn Irish farmers haven’t a clue about love. Introverted and eccentric, these hopeless singletons must overcome a bitter land feud, familial rivalries and their own romantic fears to find happiness. This tenderhearted portrait uses humor and poetic prose to remind us it’s never too late to take a chance on love. Tickets at MyNorthTickets.com
Business After Hours
Petoskey and Harbor Springs Business After Hours, Feb 23, 5-7 at Nubs Nob
Catch up, network, enjoy hors d’oeuves and cocktails with other area business people. Great door prizes too! Admission is $7, $12 for not yet members.
Swirl in February
February Swirl, Feb 23, 5:30-7 at Crooked Tree Arts Center Petoskey
Swirl is a delicious blend of culture, libations, and fun! Mingle in our galleries while enjoying live music with Kirby Snively and sampling beer from Petoskey Brewing, and appetizers from Vernales. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of event at CrookedTree.org
Support Chefs in Training
A Taste of Success, Sip, Savor, Support, Feb 24, 6:30, NMC
Meet the great chefs of tomorrow! Join us for a fabulous strolling dinner of international cuisine with local wine, craft beers, and more. At this unique event at NMC's Great Lakes Campus, all of the food is prepared by Great Lakes Culinary Institute students and served at numerous tasting tables.
Throughout the evening, you will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win amazing gift packages, to support GLCI scholarships, and to participate in other efforts to help the students.
Tickets available at