Indian River Winterfest — Winterfest is Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26-27, in Indian River. Saturday events include: snowmobile drag races, ice fishing tournament, skating rink, broomball, ice bowling, hockey tournament, sled show, food, raffles and more. (231) 238-9325 or www.irchamber.com.
Boyne City Winterfest — Boyne City's Winterfest is Saturday, Jan. 26. Events include: sidewalk sales; ice sculpture contest at Sunset Park; sledding and skating at Avalanche Preserve; cross country ski tour 1 p.m. at The Hill preserve; snowshoeing and games 1-3 p.m. at Old City Park; chili cook-off 3 p.m. at Country Now and Then; wine tasting 4-7 p.m. at Wine Emporium; stargazing 5-6 p.m. (231) 582-6222 or www.boynechamber.com.
Snowshoe race — Grass River Shiver Snowshoe Race begins 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Grass River Natural Area, 6500 Alden Hwy., Bellaire. Registration for 5k and 10k begins 9 a.m.; $15 advance, $20 day-of. Free fun run for kids and families; Winterfest Family Fun Day and chowder challenge follow the race. (231) 533-8314 or www.grassriver.org.
Culinary class — A cooking class for children grades 1-3 will be 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 26, at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. Each child and adult duo will learn cooking techniques and nutrition information. $35 per child/adult couple for members and $45 for non-members. Registration at www.crookedtree.org or at (231) 347-4337.
Pottery demonstrations — An artist demonstration series runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Saturday through March 30, at Sturgeon River Pottery, Petoskey. Live demonstrations include pottery, tile making and clay sculpture. Free; open to public. (231) 347-0590.
Snowmobile event — Charlevoix Snowmobile Club hosts a ride-in event 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Ferry Beach in Charlevoix. Event includes free chili, hot cocoa, hot dogs, burgers and more. www.chxsnowmobile.com.
Ice fishing — "Ice Fishing 101," a kids program, is noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Little Traverse Township boat launch on US-31, five miles east of Petoskey. Free; no registration required. (231) 838-4913 or www.landtrust.org.
Ice skating games — Ice skating games are 1-3 p.m. every Saturday through March 2, at the Harbor Springs skate park. Free to play; open to public. (231) 526-0610. Featured games include kids' choice on Jan. 26; ships across the sea, obstacle course and red-light green-light on Feb. 2; broomball on Feb. 9; hockey puck keep away, ice skate races and six cones on Feb. 16; kids' choice on Feb. 23; broomball on March 2.
Snowshoeing — A snowshoe and exploration event is 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Black Hole Preserve on Crooked and Pickerel Lakes. Meet at public parking lot near Hillside Garden in Alanson for carpool to site. Contact Doug at (231) 344-1009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snowshoeing — A torchlight snowshoe event is 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Camp Daggett in Petoskey. Hot chocolate and cookies to follow in lodge. Snowshoes available for all ages. Free; donations encouraged. (231) 347-9742 or www.campdaggett.com.
Cross country skiing — A lantern-lit cross country skiing event is 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Cheboygan State Park. Event begins at trailhead off Seffern Road. Snowshoers and hikers welcome. Weather permitting; call beforehand at (231) 627-2811.
Youth concert — Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra performs 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. Free. (231) 347-4337 or www.crookedtree.org.
Recital — Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra plays a recital 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs. Free. www.glcorchestra.org.
Chess club — A chess club for ages 8-14 meets 3-5 p.m. Mondays in the youth department of Petoskey District Library, Petoskey. Family nights held on third Tuesday each month through May. Free. (231) 758-3123.
Workshop — A t-shirt "upcycling" workshop for teens begins 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Charlevoix Public Library in Charlevoix. Free; bring your own t-shirt. (231) 237-7360.
Pizza and movie — Dinner and movie night is 5:20-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Harbor Springs ice rink. Pizza ordered 5:30 p.m. The movie "Pirates! Band of Misfits" starts 6 p.m. Movie subject to change. $3 for pizza; free to watch movie. (231) 526-0610.
Country dance — A country dance begins 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Carnegie Building in Petoskey. No partner necessary. $3 individual, $5 couple or $7 family. www.blissfest.org.
Family fun and fitness — North Central Michigan College offers a fitness and fun event at 5 p.m. the first Monday each month through May, in the gymnasium on the Petoskey campus. Activities include soccer, basketball, volleyball, tumbling mat, obstacle course and more. Light refreshments available. $5 per family.