KLT THE ROCK STATION COMMUNITY CALENDAR

KLT The Rock Station Community Calendar 

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January 17th

Lantern-lit Snowshoe Hike

January 17th, enjoy a lantern-lit snowshoe hike along a portion of the Heritage Nature Trail at Mitchell State Park in Cadillac. The short hike, about 1 mile, will have a campfire warming station and hot cocoa. Participants are welcome to bring their own snowshoes or the park will have a limited number of snowshoes available first come, first served. Last hikers should go out no later than 8 p.m. allowing everyone enough time to enjoy the trail before lanterns are extinguished at 9 p.m. No reservations are required. Participants should dress appropriately for weather conditions. In the chance of server weather or poor travel conditions, the event may be canceled. For questions or cancellation information, please call the park at 231-775-7911

January 18th

Sleeping Bear Dunes 50th Anniversary Kick-Off

January 18th starting at 10am, join park rangers and volunteers from the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes and Historic Sleeping bear to launch the year-long 50th Anniversary party for the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore! The celebration will include sledding on the dunes (bring your own sled!), snowshoeing on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (snowshoes available for borrowing), snowball target practice and more! It’s all free with a National Park pass!

January 18th

2020 Frozen Foot Race

The Frozen Foot Race is a January event that has been one of Northern Michigan’s staple running events since the late 1980s. Held primarily in the Huron Hills area of Traverse City, the Frozen Foot Race is an annual favorite of the area’s year-round running community. Members of the Traverse City Track Club for 2020 can participate in the event FREE of charge.

The 5 Mile Foot Race begins at 9:30 AM and starts and finishes at Eastern Elementary School in Traverse City. Just prior to the 5 Mile event, a 1 Mile Fun Run (not timed) for runners 12 and under starts at 9:00 AM. For more in formatin go to tctrackclub.com


January 18th

55th Annual Moose Jaw Safari

55 years and still going strong! The Moose Jaw Safari ride starts at Harbor Springs Snowmobile Club Groomer Barn (3151 Kernow Lane, Harbor Springs) and leaves at 10 AM SHARP! RIDE YOUR VINTAGE SLED! No snowmobile registration or trail permit needed for your vintage sled on this event. Registration starts at 8:30 AM. Room for truck and trailer parking is limited. The ride is an easy one that will take about 2 hours with 15 minute stops (usually 3) as the group stays together. The route includes beautiful, scenic trails on the way to Larks Lake. The Famous Bean Soup will be ready at Noon and riders have use of the Center Township Hall at Larks Lake. For more information go to harborspringssnowmobileclub.com

January 18th

Downtown TC Chili Cook-Off

The Downtown Chili Cook-Off returns January 18th ! Enjoy chili prepared by local restaurants competing in chili categories such as 1 Alarm, 2 Alarm, 3 Alarm, White, Vegetarian, Ethnic, No Bean and Seafood. Attendees vote for their favorite in each category and their overall favorite for the People’s Choice Award. Come warm up with some hot chili! 11am to 3pm at the Park Place Hotel and Conference Center in Traverse City.

January 20th

Books to Movies

Join in every Monday night to watch movies that were based on books or real events at the Traverse Area District Library.  Once in a while you may watch a movie NOT based on either but just for fun.  Popcorn is always available from AMC Classic Cherry Blossom 14 who have been donating to this program for over four years. For mor information go to tadl.org

January 22nd thru January 26th

Thunder Bay International Film Festival

Every year, the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary bring the world of cinema to Alpena! For five days in January, northeast Michigan is treated to some of the most impressive ocean and Great Lakes films from around the world. Film screenings are complemented by social events, educational activities, and opportunities to meet filmmakers. This year it is happening January 22nd thru January 26th at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center located at 500 W. Fletcher Street in Alpena. For more information, please call Film Festival Coordinator
Stephanie Gandulla at 989-884-6212


January 22nd

AuSable Valley Animal Shelter Pet Food Pantry

Each Wednesday, while supplies last, dry dog and cat foot will be available at the AuSable Valley Animal Shelter barn, from 10am until noon. Registration is required. Recipients can register at the pantry or at the animal shelter. Brands will vary and quantities will be based on availability. To sign up ahead, please visit the AuSable County Animal Shelter at 5786 Fairground Lane in Grayling. For more information you can call the shelter Monday thru Saturday between 10am and 3pm at (989) 348-4117

January 22nd

Trivia Nights at Cherry Republic

Each Wednesday night, throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people.

Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m.

January 23rd

Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet

The Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the 2020 Annual Awards Celebration on January 23rd! We’re excited to share the results with you LIVE for the first time on the night of the event. The evening will feature 7 awards presented to community and business leaders. Scroll down to see our nominees and award winners for 2019. Enjoy Dinner, Drinks and Live entertainment.

Tickets are $45 each and are available at the Chamber’s Main Street office in Gaylord or by calling (989) 732-6333. For more information go to gaylordchamber.com


January 23rd

Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting 2020

In accordance with the by-laws, the Petoskey Chamber Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting on Thursday. Jan. 23, 2020 at Stafford’s Bay View Inn. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. and should conclude by 1:30 p.m. The meeting will include a report of chamber activities and performance from 2019, and consideration of the 2020 budget, the 2020 strategic plan, and the 2020 board meeting schedule. There is no cost to attend, but if you would like to have lunch, the cost is $20. RSVPs are required by noon on Monday, January 20. You may RSVP above or you can call the chamber at 231-347-4150. Happening at Stafford’s Bay View Inn in Petoskey, 11:30am to 1:30pm. For more information go to petoskeychamber.com

January 24th

Hot Topics – Here We Go Again! New DOL Regulations for White Collar Exemptions

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act that are once again causing employers to make changes regarding exemptions for employees.  The changes took effect January 1, 2020 and may require human resource professionals to make changes to their classifications of employees. Please join local labor and employment attorney, Laura Dinon, of Plunkett Cooney for this January 24, 2020 seminar as she will provide in-depth information on employment issues that can affect your business. Happening in the Reycraft Room of the Perry Hotel, 100 Lewis Street in Petoskey, from 8:30am to 10am.

January 24th

Lantern-lit Snowshoe Hike

January 24th, enjoy a lantern-lit snowshoe hike along a portion of the Heritage Nature Trail at Mitchell State Park in Cadillac. The short hike, about 1 mile, will have a campfire warming station and hot cocoa. Participants are welcome to bring their own snowshoes or the park will have a limited number of snowshoes available first come, first served. Last hikers should go out no later than 8 p.m. allowing everyone enough time to enjoy the trail before lanterns are extinguished at 9 p.m. No reservations are required. Participants should dress appropriately for weather conditions. In the chance of server weather or poor travel conditions, the event may be canceled. For questions or cancellation information, please call the park at 231-775-7911

January 25th

Bigfoot 5K & 10K Showshoe Race

January 25th at Timber Ridge RV Resort in Traverse City is the Bigfoot 5K & 10K Showshow Race. The course is a super hilly off trail run with plenty of logs to jump over and branches to duck under. You can rent a pair of snowshoes if you don’t have your own. If there’s no snow, bring your trail shoes, the race goes on no matter what the conditions! Bigfoot is the Midwest qualifier for February’s United States National Championship Snowshoe race. For more information go to runsnow.com

January 25th

YetiFest 2020

January 25th is the Suttons Bay Yeti Fest! There will be events for the whole family abound at this annual event celebrating the mythical Yeti! Scavenger hunts, snowman building, a chili cook-off, free movie, Yeti look-alike contest and more are all on the schedule! For more information go to suttonsbayarea.com

January 25th

Work and Safety Customer Appreciation Event

Make sure you stop into Shoe Sensation at the Bay Mall in Petoskey for their amazing customer appreciation sale! They appreciate all of the hard working folks in all industries. Whether you need a non slip shoe for the food service, or a steel or safety toed boot or shoe for industrial, Shoe Sensation has you covered! Join in all day Saturday January 25th to see what styles they have available and what they can do for you or your employees. They will have refreshments and you can also enter to win a $1000 gift card from Caterpillar. No purchase is necessary for entry into the drawing. For more information go to petoskeychamber.com

January 25th

Greenwood Foundation Winter Adventure

The Greenwood Foundation is a privately-owned property near Wolverine protected with a conservation easement held by Little Traverse Conservancy. January 25th from 10am to 12pm, Greenwood welcomes the public to enjoy and explore this rolling and remote property. A groomed trail for skiers will offer the chance to find respite in the beauty of a winter wildlife haven. A shorter route is available for snowshoeing. Please provide your own skis or snowshoes, although snowshoes are available for children 12 and under if needed. Because this is private property, no dogs are allowed. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. This event is offered at no charge, but pre-registration is requested by calling 231.347.0991 or online at www.landtrust.org

January 25th

Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce 2020 Annual Dinner

Join in, January 25th for theFrankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner.  This dinner is a great chance to network with your Chamber members.  A very fun progressive dinner starting at 5:30pm at The Fusion, moving to The Hotel Frankfort and then Dinghy’s Restaurant. For more information go to cca.frankfort-elberta.com

January 27th

Books to Movies

Join in every Monday night to watch movies that were based on books or real events at the Traverse Area District Library.  Once in a while you may watch a movie NOT based on either but just for fun.  Popcorn is always available from AMC Classic Cherry Blossom 14 who have been donating to this program for over four years. For mor information go to tadl.org

January 29th
AuSable Valley Animal Shelter Pet Food Pantry

Each Wednesday, while supplies last, dry dog and cat foot will be available at the AuSable Valley Animal Shelter barn, from 10am until noon. Registration is required. Recipients can register at the pantry or at the animal shelter. Brands will vary and quantities will be based on availability. To sign up ahead, please visit the AuSable County Animal Shelter at 5786 Fairground Lane in Grayling. For more information you can call the shelter Monday thru Saturday between 10am and 3pm at (989) 348-4117

January 29th

Trivia Nights at Cherry Republic

Each Wednesday night, throughout the winter months, friends, neighbors and visitors gather at the Cherry Public House on Cherry Republic’s Glen Arbor campus to enjoy a rousing night of trivia, along with craft beer, wine, and a full dinner menu. There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people.

Bring your family and friends out for a night of fun! There is no cost to play — simply just show up. Teams can have up to 6 people. Trivia will start at 6 p.m. and go up until 8 p.m.

January 31st

Lantern-lit Snowshoe Hike

January 31th, enjoy a lantern-lit snowshoe hike along a portion of the Heritage Nature Trail at Mitchell State Park in Cadillac. The short hike, about 1 mile, will have a campfire warming station and hot cocoa. Participants are welcome to bring their own snowshoes or the park will have a limited number of snowshoes available first come, first served. Last hikers should go out no later than 8 p.m. allowing everyone enough time to enjoy the trail before lanterns are extinguished at 9 p.m. No reservations are required. Participants should dress appropriately for weather conditions. In the chance of server weather or poor travel conditions, the event may be canceled. For questions or cancellation information, please call the park at 231-775-7911

February 1st

52nd ANnual I-500 Snowmobile Race

Come join in for the 52nd Annual International I-500 Snowmobile Race and experience all the thrills of NASCAR on a one-mile oval ice track. Mark your calendar for the weekend of February 1, 2020 and get ready for the thrill of a lifetime! Green flag drops promptly at 10:00 am. Please check out the I-500 website for further updated information on the 2020 52th Annual I-500 Snowmobile Race.

February 1st

Charlevoix Groundhog Shadow Festival

Charlevoix’s Ground Hog Shadowfest celebrates the best of winter. With numerous fun activities, there is something for everyone, including free movies, Super Soup Contest, sotry times, cornhole, a beer tent and more!! Happening February 1st in Downtown Charlevoix. For more information go to visitcharlevoix.com

February 6th

Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner “Rockin & Rollin’ into the Future

The Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner is a premier networking event attended by several hundred each year. Held in February to celebrate their business community. The Annual Dinner is the largest event in terms of attendance and has been growing every year. At this event they recognize several businesses and individuals with a variety of awards. Happening February 6th at the Apex, 701 Woodward Ave in Alpena. Social Hour starts at 5pm. For mor einformation go to alpenachamber.com

February 13th

Crawford County  Commissioln on Aging & Senior Center Community Dinner

Community Dinners are held once a month at the Senior Center in Crawford County. Everyone is invited to join in for this special themed dinner. Valentine’s Day. No reservations are required. The cost of dinner is a suggested $3.50 donations for those over 60 years of age and a $5.75 cost for those under 60. Dinner is served from 4-6pm. 308 Lawndale in Grayling.