Northern Express - Dates http://www.northernexpress.com/michigan/articles.sec-154-1-dates.html <![CDATA[Dates 05-28-2016 - ]]> Don’t miss the 7th Annual Dirty Dog Dash, where you will cover 5 km of mountainous terrain with many obstacles thrown in along the way! Held on Saturday, June 4 at 11am, near the base of the Meadows Lift at Boyne Mtn. Resort, Boyne Falls. Also enjoy live music & more! boyne.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 05-21-2016 - ]]> A beautiful out and back course along the west shore of East Grand Traverse Bay, the 34th Annual Bayshore Marathon will attract more than 7,000 runners on Saturday, May 28. Starting at 7:15am at NMC, TC, there is also a half marathon and 10K. Presented by the TC Track Club.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 05-14-2016 - ]]> Bring your best “Ode to Asparagus” to the Empire Asparagus Festival on Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22 to compete in the oral poetry contest. There will also be a dance & pig roast, 5K, recipe contest, games, a parade, live music & more. empirechamber.com.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 05-07-2016 - ]]> The National Writers Series presents David Ebershoff, author of “The Danish Girl” & #1 bestseller “The 19th Wife,” on Thursday, May 12 at 7pm at City Opera House, TC. General admission, $15. cityoperahouse.org.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 04-30-2016 - ]]> Winner of an Academy Award Oscar & Golden Globe Award for the song “Up Where We Belong,” Buffy Sainte- Marie performs in the Dennos Museum Center, NMC, Traverse City on Tuesday, May 3 at 8pm. Buffy’s “Until It’s Time for You to Go” was also recorded by Elvis and Barbra and Cher, and her “Universal Soldier” became an anthem of the peace movement.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 04-23-01 - ]]> From radio star to travel expert & author, Anne Craig Cinnamon is living her dream. Meet her at the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Connecting Women in Business Group Luncheon on Tuesday, Apr. 26 at the Library Conference Center of NCMC from 11:30am-1pm.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 04-16-2016 - ]]> Little Traverse Civic Theatre presents “The Sleeper,” “a dark and slightly zany comedy with a physiological twist” at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, Thursday, Apr. 21 – Sunday, Apr. 24 and Thursday, Apr. 28 – Saturday, Apr. 30.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 04-09-2016 - ]]> Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern MI at the Big Little Hero Race on Saturday, Apr. 16. Hosted by NMC’s Professional Communication Class, this superhero-themed race will start at 9am at NMC’s West Hall with a course along the Old Mission Peninsula.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 04-02-2016 - ]]> The West Bay Beach Resort, TC kicks off their monthly professional stand-up comedy series “Comedy on the Bay” on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30pm. Enjoy Atlanta, GA comedian Stewart Huff, a Boston Comedy Festival finalist who grows his audience through authentic storytelling.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 03-26-2016 - ]]> The late season slopes at Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire are transformed into side-by-side uphill truck racing for the Schuss Mountain Snow Challenge on Saturday & Sunday, April 2-3. This event features five tire classes of racing & is one of Michigan’s largest organized off roading events.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 03-19-2016 - ]]> Alternating “moody rock swagger with the ghostliest of soundscapes,” Birds of Chicago performs at Inside- Out Gallery, TC on Thursday, March 24 at 8pm. This concert kicks off The Real Midnight Album Release Tour. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door. 929-3254.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 03-12-2016 - ]]> Museum Center, NMC, TC. Tickets, $12. All proceeds benefit the NMC Children’s Choir by providing scholarships for NMC participants in grades two through nine. http:// www.mynorthtickets.com/organizations/.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 03-05-2016 - ]]> Don your green for the National Cherry Festival’s 6th Annual Fifth Third Bank Leapin’ Leprechaun St. Patty’s Day 5K foot race! Taking place on Saturday, March 12 at 9am in TC’s Warehouse District, there is also a post race party at InsideOut Gallery, TC.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 02-27-2016 - ]]> McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey will welcome New York Times bestselling author Catherynne Valente on Thursday, March 3 at 6pm. Valente will share stories about her “Fairyland” series, which was written for readers ages 10-14 or grades 5 & up.]]> <![CDATA[Dates February 20-28 - ]]> Embrace winter at the Northport-Omena Annual Winter Carnival on Sat., Feb. 27 from 11am-4pm at Braman Hill Recreation Area, west of Northport. Take part in milk jug curling, broomball, a chili contest, cardboard sled races, three on three ice hockey, a beard contest, treasure hunt, sleigh rides & more.]]> <![CDATA[Dates February 13-21 - ]]> Hit the TART Trail with Oryana this Sun., Feb. 21 from 1-4pm. Held at the Boardman Lake trailhead on 10th St. near Oryana, TC, meet a team of working sled dogs (kids can take sled rides), enjoy a trail scavenger hunt with El Grupo Norte, try out some snowshoes from Brick Wheels, enjoy Fat Bike demos courtesy of McLain Cycle & Fitness, & more.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 02-06-2016 - ]]> Head to the Glen Arbor Winterfest on Sat., Feb. 13 for a perch fishing contest & chili cook-off. The perch fishing contest begins at 7am. Participants bring their biggest catches from Big & Little Glen lakes to the Sportsman Shop at 1pm. The chili cook-off starts at noon at Boonedocks.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 01-30-2016 - ]]> McLaren Northern Michigan President and CEO David Zechman will be one of the speakers at the State of the Community Luncheon held on Fri., Feb. 5 at Odawa Casino, Petoskey at noon. Zechman will provide an update on the status of McLaren Northern Michigan, the region’s largest employer.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 01-23-2016 - ]]> Liz Ahrens of Crooked Tree Arts Center will be the featured speaker at the Connecting Women in Business Luncheon on Tues., Jan. 26 at Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey. Liz will talk about her journey from her first art history class at MSU in 1980 to her present position as executive director of Crooked Tree Arts Center.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 01-16-2016 - ]]> Guitarist, singer & songwriter Willy Porter plays Freshwater Art Gallery, Boyne City with Carmen Nickerson on Sat., Jan. 23 at 8pm. With 10 albums to his name, his most recent “Human Kindness,” Porter’s songs speak about questions, struggles & triumphs of human existence.]]>