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by Dr. Buono in the November 10 Northern Express. While I applaud your enthusiasm embracing a market solution for global climate change and believe that this is a vital piece of the overall approach, it is almost laughable and at least naive to believe that your Representative Mr.

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Jamie Kauffold - January 27th, 2014  

JAN 27-2

16th Annual Women’s Winter Tour 2014: Celebrate women, winter & chocolate this Sunday, February 2. All events begin & end at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay. Enjoy new trails & a variety of venues. Each location features a different food & beverage option. Cross-country ski or snowshoe 3, 5 & 10 km routes. You may enter the courses anytime between 9:30am & noon. For more details, visit: womenswintertour.com In conjunction with this event, a Sweet Sixteen “Coming Out” Dance Party featuring the Fresh Fossils, playing rock, blues, ballads, & jazz will be held on Saturday, February 1 from 8-11pm at Little Bohemia, TC. Photo by John R. Williams, courtesy of Active Women Now.

monday 1/27

46th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race: Held in Sault Ste. Marie, Jan. 27 - Feb. 1. www.i-500.com

Friends @ the Carnegie Speaker Series Hosts Local Petoskey Historian Rick Wiles: Rick will share his research on the Club Manitou & the Club Ponytail in the Harbor Springs area from the late 1920s through the 1960s. 7pm, Carnegie Bldg., Petoskey. 231-758-3100.

Radcliffe Reading Society: This kids book club will meet from 3:30-4:30pm at McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey to discuss “Sugar” by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Reservations: 231-347-1180.

WinterFolk 2014: Presents guitarist Bill Wilson, who has been playing for over 35 years. Hear a variety of tunes at 6:30pm at Charlevoix Public Library. Followed by open mic. www.charlevoixlibrary.org or 231-547-2651.

Story Hour - Snowmen: Hear stories & do some activities & a craft. 10am, Horizon Books, TC. www.horizonbooks.com

tuesday 1/28

46th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race: (See Mon.)

Antrim County’s 2014 Relay For Life Kickoff: Teams raise money & awareness for the fight against all types of cancer during this 24 hour American Cancer Society event. 6:30pm, Antrim Community Church, Bellaire. The Relay will be held June 21-22 at the Shaun Davies Memorial Track in Bellaire. relayforlife.org or 231-676-2493.

Connecting Women in Business: 11:30am-1pm, North Central Michigan College, Petoskey. Truth or Fiction?: Find out about fact checking & satire web sites from the Progressive Women of Charlevoix County. 12-2pm, Boyne City Library. RSVP: 231-582-0416.

wednesday 1/29

An Afternoon with an Author, Mark Twain: Local attorney & civil rights activist Dean Robb will portray author & humorist Mark Twain. 1pm, Elk Rapids Historic Museum. 231-264-9979.

Picnic at the Opera: Join host Miriam Pico for northern Michigan’s only Live TV Variety Show. 12- 1pm, City Opera House, TC. This week’s special guests are Younce Guitar Duo, Soul Step & Cal Boulter. Free. www.cityoperahouse.org

Leelanau Players Auditions: For Paul Rudnick’s “I Hate Hamlet”. Looking for three women & three men with one couple being about 30 years old. 7pm, Suttons Bay/Bingham Fire Dept. meeting room. 231 620-7287.

InterActive Story Time: Featuring “Snowmen At Night”. 11am, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. www.greatlakeskids.org

46th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race: (See Mon.)

Community Financial Aid Night: 7-8:30pm, North Central Michigan College’s Library Conference Room, Petoskey. 231-348-6698.

thursday 1/30

Leelanau Players Auditions: (See Weds.)

Family Fitness Challenge: Modeled on real Olympic training skills, this challenge is open to families with children ages 4 – 14. This week’s course is “Ice” Dancing, creative expression & buoyancy fun, take into the pool. 7pm, John & Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion & Dialysis Center, Petoskey. Cost, $10 per class. 231-487-3440.

46th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race: (See Mon.)

Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree: Presented by Sturgeon For Tomorrow, proceeds fund lake sturgeon hatchery, research, habitat conservation & outreach programs. Held Jan. 31 - Feb. 1 on Black Lake, in front of the former Black Lake Hotel, Cheboygan, events include an ice fishing contest, Poker Run, ice rescue & hovercraft demonstration, music with Billy Jewell & His Bad Habits, Charlie Raeger, Johnnie Walker, & much more. For a full lineup of events, visit: http:// www.sturgeonfortomorrow.org/shivaree/

The Game’s Afoot: Murder, mayhem, drama & dastardly deeds in this Sherlock Holmes-inspired comedy from Ken Ludwig. 7:30pm, Old Town Playhouse, TC. Tickets: $25 adults, $14 children, $23 seniors/students (Thurs./Sun. only), $20 groups. Student Rush tickets, $12, if available. oldtownplayhouse.com or 947-2210.

“Talk About Art” Presents Leelanau County Photographer Ken Scott: 7:30pm, Glen Arbor Art Association. 231-334-6112.

Career Connection: This week’s topic: “Conquering the Interview”. 2pm, TC Michigan Works! Service Center. 922-3700.

North American Snow Festival 2014: Held in Cadillac, Jan. 30 - Feb. 2, this festival features snowmobiling races, a snow sculpture contest, chili cookoff, pageant & more. http://www.michigan.org/events/north-american-snow-festival-2014/ or 231-775-0657.

friday 1/31

Chance to Dance: Enjoy a variety of music styles. Singles and couples welcome. 10pm- 12am, Physical Education building, room 120, NMC, TC. Cost, $5. 231-499-9793.

Poetry Open Mic at Landmark Books, TC: 6- 7pm. The theme is “New Years or Resolutions”. 922-7225.

Toddler Time: “Tents & Tunnels”. 10am - noon, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. www.greatlakeskids.org

Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree: Held Jan. 31 - Feb. 1 on Black Lake, in front of the former Black Lake Hotel, Cheboygan. Today’s events include: Registering for sturgeon fishing, from 2-8pm at 211 DNR Field Station, a Native American drum ceremony, & music by Billy Jewell and His Band Habits. http://www.sturgeonfortomorrow.org/shivaree/

Kalkaska Winterfest: Held Jan. 31 - Feb. 2 at the Kalkaska Fairgrounds. Today features Sled Dog Races & the Kalkaska County Fair Luncheon. kalkaskawinterfest.org

Family Dinner & a Movie Night: Featuring “Epic Friday”. Dinner (pizza) is $5; movie, free. 5:15-8pm, Harbor Springs Sk8 Park & Ice Rink. 231-526-0610.

46th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race: (See Mon.)

The Game’s Afoot: (See Thurs.)

Live Music with Front Street Jazz Band: Dixieland style music. 8:30-10:30pm, Horizon Books, TC. www.horizonbooks.com

Matuto: This NYC based group’s music is a push & pull between the Latin syncopations of Brazilian music & the folk traditions of the American South. Bluegrass meets Brazil. 8pm, Milliken Auditorium, Dennos Museum Center, TC. Tickets: $25 advance, $28 door. www.dennosmuseum.org or 995-1553.

North American Snow Festival 2014: (See Thurs.)

Burly-Q: A Tassel Twirling Revue: Northern Starlets Burlesque Revue - a theatrical lampoon of slapstick parody & verbal horse play. For ages 18 & older. 7:30pm, City Opera House, TC. Tickets: $20, $30. www.cityoperahouse.org or 941-8082.

Boyne Highlands Resort’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: Held Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, tonight’s events include night skiing, a classic movie, horsedrawn wagon rides, musical entertainment, & more. 800.GO.BOYNE or BOYNE.com

Blissfest Swing Dance Series: Learn the Lindy & Jitterbug dance styles, while dancing to music from the Up North Big Band. Instruction, 6:45pm; dance, 7:30pm, NCMC Cafeteria room, Petoskey. Cost, $10 adults, $6 under 18 & free for under 5.

Kalkaska Winterfest: Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, Kalkaska Fairgrounds. Today features Sled Dog Races & the Kalkaska County Fair Luncheon. kalkaskawinterfest.org

3rd Annual Suttons Bay Variety Show: Includes the school jazz band, Emma Grant playing the theme from “Downtown Abbey,” footage from the Guinness record-breaking FLOATILLA2, a scene from Neil Simon’s “FOOLS,” & much more. 7pm, Suttons Bay Schools Auditorium. Admission: $5 adults, $3 students, $10 families. 231-271-4983.

Infant Massage: Learn how to soothe & bond with your baby from a certified massage therapist. Bring soft blankets to lay your baby on. 10:30am, Elk Rapids District Library. 231-264-9979.

saturday 2/1

Embrace The Dream: Presents Create Your Own Peace Flags at the Traverse Area District Library, 11am. www.tadl.org

Funny Business Comedy Show: Featuring Katrina Brown & Kevin Cahak at 9pm at Ozone, Odawa Casino Resort, Petoskey. $5 admission. odawacasino.com

Citizens Climate Lobby - Northern Michigan: Guest speaker (via conference call) is Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind and The Happiness Hypothesis. 12:30pm, Michigan Land Use Institute, TC. www.citizensclimatelobby.org

Kenny Rogers: Known for #1 hits “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands in the Stream,” and others, Rogers has recorded more than 65 albums. 8pm, Soaring Eagle Casino, Mt. Pleasant. Tickets range from $22-$65. www.soaringeaglecasino.com

Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree: Held Jan. 31 - Feb. 1 on Black Lake, in front of the former Black Lake Hotel, Cheboygan. Today’s events include: a fishing contest, Poker Run, ice rescue & hovercraft demonstration, music by Charlie Raeger, Johnnie Walker, Myk Ryse Band, & more. http://www.sturgeonfortomorrow.org/shivaree/

Kalkaska Winterfest: Held Jan. 31 - Feb. 2 at the Kalkaska Fairgrounds. Today features Sled Dog Races, a craft show, silent auction, sled dog rides Outhouse Race & more. kalkaskawinterfest.org

46th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race: (See Mon.)

Snowshoe Stampede Stomp Out Cancer: Featuring a chili cook off, silent auction, live music, celebrity bartenders & more. Proceeds benefit Manistee & Mason County cancer patients. 11am-6:30pm, Manistee National Golf & Resort. 231-510-9690.

The Game’s Afoot: (See Thurs.)

Josh Sneed with Dave Dyer: Following his passion for making people laugh, Sneed has opened for comics like Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, & Lewis Black. Stand up comic & writer Dyer has shared the stage with comedians including Drew Carey, Lewis Black & Kathleen Madigan. 8-10pm, Crooked Tree Arts Center Theater, Petoskey. Tickets: $10 students, $25 members, $35 non-members. 231-347-4337 or https://www.crookedtree.org/event-registration/?ee=498

Boyne Highlands Resort’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: Held Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, tonight’s highlights include a tribute dinner party, live music by the Sun Messengers in the Zoo Bar, fireworks & more. 800.GO.BOYNE or BOYNE.com

Goodhart Farms Nordic Adventure: Ski groomed trails at Goodhart Farms Preserve, Emmet Co. from 10am-12pm. Meet at the Robinson Road parking area. Presented by the Little Traverse Conservancy. www.landtrust.org

North American Snow Festival 2014: (See Thurs.)

Sweet Sixteen “Coming Out” Dance Party: Featuring the Fresh Fossils, playing rock, blues, ballads, & jazz. 8-11pm, Little Bohemia, TC. Held in conjunction with the 16th Annual Women’s Winter Tour 2014 on Feb. 2.

Derby Preserve Winter Exploration: Ski or snowshoe the newest three miles of trail in the Les Cheneaux region with Little Traverse Conservancy education assistant Caitlin Donnelly. 10am- 12pm, Mackinac County. www.landtrust.org or 231-347-0991.

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy Snowshoe Hike at Arcadia Dunes: Gather at St Pierre Trail Head. 10am-12pm. Two mile hike, almost entirely through forests & protected from harsh lake winds. www.gtrlc.org or 231-929-7911.

9th Annual Adgate Trophy: Hosted by twotime Olympian & U.S. National Champion Cary Adgate. The GS course is set on North Boyne, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls. BOYNE.com or 800.462.6963.

Old Time Country Dance: 7:30pm, Carnegie Building, Petoskey. $3/person, $5/couple, $7/family. www.blissfest.org or 231-348-7047.

White Pine Stampede: The 10, 20 & 50k events all start at Mancelona High School. Finish at the Summit at Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire. Short’s Brewery is hosting a “ar apres Ski Party” at 1pm. Live music & slide show of the day’s race. http://www.whitepinestampede.org/

sunday 2/2

16th Annual Women’s Winter Tour 2014: Celebrating women, winter & chocolate. All events begin & end at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay. Enjoy new trails & a variety of venues. Each location features a different food & beverage option. Featuring 3, 5 & 10 km routes. You may enter the courses anytime between 9:30am & noon. For more details, visit: womenswintertour.com

Traverse Symphony Orchestra Presents Musical Fireworks: Melodies include Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance, Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville, Massenet’s Meditation from Thaïs, & much more. The grand finale will feature Maestro Rhodes as piano soloist for George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. 3pm, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $20 & are 50% off for students & first time attendees. www.traversesymphony.org or 231-947-7120.

Souper Sunday: Featuring Carrie Leaureaux, who will speak on the role of women in traditional & modern Anishinaabe life. 2pm, TC History Center. $5 donation suggested. Reservations: 231-421-3343.

Marriage - Why Bother?: Today’s topic is “The Secret” at Bay Pointe Community Church, TC. For more info, visit: www.bponline.org or call 922-9882.

Kalkaska Winterfest: Held Jan. 31 - Feb. 2 at the Kalkaska Fairgrounds. Today features Sled Dog Races, a craft show, IWPA Dog Weight Pull & more. kalkaskawinterfest.org

North American Snow Festival 2014: (See Thurs.)

Boyne Highlands Resort’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: Held Jan. 31 - Feb. 2. 800. GO.BOYNE or BOYNE.com

10th Annual Everett Kircher Cup: This slalom race takes place on Hemlock, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls. BOYNE.com or 800.462.6963.

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Celebrating Legends: The Stories of Father Fred & Roy & Ellen Brigman: Through March 15, History Center of Traverse City. $5. traversehistory. org or 995-0313.

Iceskating Games: Held at the ice rink at Harbor Springs’ Sk8 Park on Saturdays through March 15 from 1-3pm. Includes broomball, four corners, pom-pom & more. 231-526-0610.

Great Start Playgroup: Held the fourth Weds. of each month, 10 am, Alden District Library. Bring your preschoolers to play, hear stories & meet new friends.

Snowshoe Hikes: Held every Sat. through end of Feb. with park rangers at 1pm at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Meet at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center in Empire. 231-326-5134, ext. 328.

Snowshoe Tours at Michigan Legacy Art Park, Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville: See the sculptures & wildlife in the art park, Sundays through Feb. 23 at 2:30pm. Cost, $10. www.michlegacyartpark.org or 231-378-4963.

Earthwork Music Mondays Live: 6-8pm, Northern Natural Cider House, TC. 943-1078.

Technique Cooking: Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at noon; Thurs., 5:15pm, at Fustini's, Petoskey. Cost, $10, which goes toward purchase.

East Jordan Winter Farmers Market: Held the second Thursday of each month at the Civic Center, East Jordan.

Village Farmers Market: Saturdays, indoors at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, 10am- 2pm.

Charlevoix Winter Farmers Market: Thursdays, 9am-1pm, Charlevoix Public Library, Community Rooms A & B.

Petoskey Winter Farmers Market: Fridays, 8:30am-1pm, NCMC Student Services Bldg.

Harbor Springs Winter Farmers Market: Saturdays, 9am, HS Middle School.

Frankfort Farmers Market: Saturdays, 9-1, inside Lions Club.

Boyne City Indoor Market: Every Sat., Nov.-April at the Red Barn, next to the Boyne District Library on Park Street, 9am-1pm.

Kids Open MIC: Held every Saturday at 3pm at Northern Natural Cider House, TC. 943-1078.

Hip Hop Universe: Competitions, dance lessons & food at the Kalkaska Kaliseum, every third Wednesday of the month, 4:30-7:30pm.

Free Yoga: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5:30pm, at Song of the Morning, Vanderbilt.

“Saturday’s Child”: This story time is for families with children ages 3-7. Featuring songs, stories, finger plays, poems, a craft or other activity, & a snack. Held Saturdays from 3-4pm in the Program Room at Petoskey District Library. www.petoskeylibrary.org or 231-758-3112.

Meditation & Yoga: Free meditation class at Shanti School of Yoga, TC, every Friday, 7:30pm; free Om Gentle Yoga on Sunday, 10:30am. (Logan's Landing, TC.)

Deep Blue Water Samba School: This community samba drumming class is held the 1st & 3rd Mon. of each month from 7:30-9pm at GT Circuit, TC. Cost: $10 sliding scale. 231-276-2328.

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