14 Things To Do This March

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1. Crawl Along with the Mardi Patty Gras Party
Friday, March 6, 5:30 pm
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres through shops in downtown Petoskey. There are two choices for the restaurant crawl. Mardi Package: entrée at Palette Bistro and dessert at Whitecaps. Patty Package: entrée at Tap 30 and dessert at Stafford’s Perry Hotel. Tickets are $30 per person and available at 231-348-0388.
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2. Stop by for a Tuesday Wine Tasting
Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 to 7 pm
Visit Stafford’s Pier Restaurant for a taste of select wines and complimentary appetizers by Chef Britt. This month we’ll be featuring Italian Wines with AHD Vintners. $10 per guest, no reservations required.
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3. Browse the Northern Michigan Home Show
Friday – Saturday, March 13 – 14
Everything you could need for your home building project, under one roof! Browse the booths and displays at North Central Michigan College.

4. Find Your Green and Have Fun at the Irish Hoolie
Saturday, March 14, 6 to 10 pm
Join us at Stafford’s Perry Hotel for some Irish fun! The Annual Irish Hoolie fund-raiser benefits the Robert Emmet Society Scholarship Fund to send a local student at North Central Michigan College to study each year in Ireland.A special Irish basket menu will be available as well as door prizes, silent auction, Irish drink specials and entertainment by The Hooligans, Northern Lights Irish Dancers and The O’Schraves. $10 per guest for admission.

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A special room rate of $79 is available the night of the event (breakfast not included). Advanced reservations must be booked by March 8 through Stafford’s Perry Hotel, 231-347-4000.
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5. Think Like a Detective for the Murder Mystery Dinner
Saturday, March 15, 6 pm
Local detectives and out-of-town sleuths are invited to join us at Stafford’s Bay View Inn for a four course interactive Murder Mystery Dinner by Murder Mysteries Ink with “Inspector Russell.” $39 per guest, inclusive. Please call our friendly front desk staff for reservations, 800-258-1886. A lodging package is available.
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6. Call Your Girlfriends, Have a Blast at Cork & Canvas – A Creative Evening
Thursday, March 19, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Local artist Katie Brines will provide step-by-step instructions allowing you to create a one of a kind masterpiece on canvas. No painting talent required! Our fee includes all supplies, wine tastings and light hors d’oeuvres. Each guest will take home a finished piece of artwork. Reservations for this event are required – we fill up fast! $50 per guest. Reserve your spot by calling, 231-347-0142.
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7. Learn How Our Chefs Create Our Classic Dishes During our Cooking Classics Weekend
Friday – Sunday, March 20 – 22
Head North to enjoy a weekend at Stafford’s Bay View Inn. Our guests will enjoy two nights lodging, welcome reception (Friday evening), Country Inn breakfast (each morning), hands-on cooking class (Saturday afternoon) and dinner reception presentation (Saturday evening). Package starts at $325, based on two guests per room (plus tax and gratuities). Please call 800-258-1886 for reservations.
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8. Enjoy Some Fine Wine and Food at the March Swirl Event
Thursday, March 26, 5:30 to 7 pm
Visit Crooked Tree Arts Center to enjoy art, local musicians, fine wines and food from wonderful restaurants!

9. Enjoy Some Music & Entertainment at Red Sky Stage
Bliss Fest Jam Session – Sundays, 1 to 4 pm
Jazz Jam Session – Sundays, 5 to 7 pm
Comedic North Showcase Series – Thursday, March 5, 8:30 pm

10. Challenge Your Brain with PubStumper’s Trivia League
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 pm
Round up your team and join us in the Noggin Room Pub for PubStumpers Trivia League. Grab some dinner while your there!
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11. Bring Your Sketch Book and Order a Drink For Drink & Draw Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 6 to 9 pm
Gather at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant for an opportunity to draw with friends an d live models!

12. Bundle Up for the Community Sledding Party
Saturday, March 7, 5 to 8 pm
Families and friends of all ages will enjoy St. Patrick’s Day themed games, prizes, and crafts!

13. Be Amazed with a Studio & Pottery Demonstration
Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm
Enjoy an open studio day and watch the artists conduct live demonstrations on pottery and tile making techniques!

14. Enjoy Northern Michigan Out-of-Doors
There is still plenty of time to gear up and enjoy some skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the tip of the mitt!
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#PeopleOfStaffords: Featuring Jody Ewbank

people of staffords logo#PeopleOfStaffords is a new blog series featuring employees from our 7 Landmark Locations. We will feature one individual, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the people leading our day-to-day operations.

  • Tell us, Jody, how did you end up in northern Michigan? Brian and I ended up in Northern Michigan, as he worked for Stafford catering in the 70’s. We would come North to visit two times a year, to bring Brian’s Grandmother to the cottage, and to bring her back home to Albion.
  • What do you love about your job? I LOVE my job. Every day is a different adventure, new people, new friends and new challenges. There’s nothing like the feeling of someone going out of their way to thank us for our smiles and hospitality.
  • In your “free time” what do you do? Some of my free time is devoted to the community. I am a Board Member for the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and I am the Chairperson for the Business Committee. I enjoy spending time with Brian and our two German Shepherds, cooking, traveling, cruising and an occasional round of golf.
  • How would you describe northern Michigan to our guests? Northern Michigan, and its particular quaint small communities, are indeed beautiful and unique. The landscape, the blue water, cresting the hills and being in awe of the vista. Visits to the grocery store, restaurants, public events where I typically know 75% of those attending, and call them friends and colleagues is an incredible feeling for me. Small communities look out for their own, help in times of crisis, share in the joys of marriage and children and grieve as well when we lose a community member.
  • Favorite memory of working for Stafford’s? Christmas Eve 2000. Brian and I met a woman, who was sincerely unhappy with the vegetarian items offered on the buffet. Our wonderful kitchen staff created a few dishes for her daughter, and they were thrilled we HAD the time, took the time and were able to make it an enjoyable experience for all at the table. We weren’t completely sure she was thrilled with me, or us as new management at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant. She has become a good friend, who, graciously every Christmas, without fail, drops off a beautiful gift for our home. We strive to make each experience and gain mutual respect from all the guests that come through our doors. This, was and still is a particularly awesome story that still makes me smile when I think back fifteen years.jody

Weekend Round Up – Things To Do This Weekend

Every week we’ll bring you ‘must do’ activities to help plan your weekend. Snow much fun – for visitors and locals, too!

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1.
Snowfest 2015
Saturday, February 21, 12 to 3 pm
Visit Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club for a free, fun family event open to the public! Cross-country skiing &  snowshoeing – gear in kids and adult sizes as available compliments of The Outfitter. Bonfire, hot cocoa, outdoor picnic lunch and snow creature contest!  For more information call 231-526-2166 or visit www.birchwoodcc.com

2. 5th Annual Taste of the North
Saturday, February 21, 12 to 3 pm
Sample delicious foods and wines from local restaurants and wineries. $10 admission includes 4 wine tastings!

3. Saturday Afternoon Ice Skating Games
Saturday, February 21, 1 to 3 pm
Pack up the family and head to the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park for some family fun! A complete schedule of activities and more information can be found on the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce website.
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4. Innkeeper’s Buffet & Sleigh Rides
Saturday, February 21, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Join us at Stafford’s Bay View Inn for a delicious winter buffet in the Rose Room and lovely sleigh ride through the historic community of Bay View! It’s Valentine’s Day, you know! All sleigh rides are weather permitting. Please call ahead for reservations, 231-347-2771.
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5. Live Music
Friday & Saturday, February 20 & 21, 8 to 11 pm
Head to the Noggin Room Pub to enjoy live music by Michelle Chenard (Friday) and Pete Kehoe (Saturday)! While you’re there, check a brew or two off your Hall of Foam list.
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6. Enjoy Some Music at Red Sky Stage in Downtown Petoskey
Sunday, February 22, 1 to 4 pm – Blissfest Jam Session
Sunday, February 22, 5 to 7 pm – Jazz Jam Session
Red Sky Stage is a coffee house style performing arts venue in the heart of downtown Petoskey! Visit the Red Sky Stage website for more information.

#PeopleOfStaffords: Featuring David Marvin

people of staffords logo#PeopleOfStaffords is a new blog series featuring employees from our 7 Landmark Locations. We will feature one individual, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the people leading our day-to-day operations.
  • Tell us, David, how did you end up in northern Michigan? I grew up here! I was a 1993 graduate of Harbor Springs High School, went off to obtain my degree at Albion College, and returned to the Perry Hotel in the summer of 1995 for a summer internship and fell in love with the Hotel. I followed that up with another internship in South Carolina and fell in love with the industry! It was then I realized Hospitality was my passion and I was meant to be here. I am very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work in various departments, and so many wonderful people over the years. I couldn’t imagine living or working anyplace else!
  • What do you do for Stafford’s Hospitality? I serve in the capacity of Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and have been an operating partner since 2005.
  • What do you love about your job? Every day is a different adventure! I love our people, our places, and the stories we share. I love our guests! I love the fact that that every one of our team members has the ability to make a difference, and has the opportunity to brighten a day. I love that our people want to work and want to take care of other people – that’s what it’s all about!
  • In your “free time” what do you do? Spend time with my wife Audrey and our four kids, Reese, Devin, Kendal and Jayden. When we aren’t working, we spend most of our time with the kids – camping, scouting, sports and boating.
  • How would you describe northern Michigan to our guests? Our Northern Michigan is one of the best places ever!  Water, Nature, History, Shopping, Dining, Hotels and True Hospitality! If you can dream it, we can probably make it happen. Whether you can visit for a day, a weekend, a month, or forever, it’s worth the trip, and Stafford’s will be happy to help you!
  • Favorite memory of working for Stafford’s? There are so many, it’s tough to choose. Most of them undoubtedly have to do with our guests, and hearing some of their ‘first impressions’ of our properties. But I have to say, one of my favorites was the year that Fran Woods, one of our housekeepers (who started working at the Perry Hotel before I was born) was selected as the Michigan Hotel Lodging Association Housekeeper of the Year. We took two carloads down to Lansing with us for the Awards Dinner and the entire convention gave her a Standing Ovation when she received her award. I will never forget the smile on her face that day, or those from the rest of the team as the celebration continued. That was definitely one of my favorites!David

Weekend Round Up – Things To Do This Weekend

Every Friday we’ll bring you ‘must do’ activities to help plan your weekend. Snow much fun – for visitors and locals, too!

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1. Petoskey Winter Carnival
Thursday – Sunday, February 12 – 15
Winter fun for the whole family in downtown Petoskey. Enjoy shopping, skating, sledding, bump-jumping, running, dining, ghost walk, kids day, carnival, music and more! View the full calendar of events. Be sure to stop by Stafford’s Gallery during the Chocoholic Frolic on Friday, 3 to 7 pm.Winter Carnival Banner2. Winter Sidewalk Sales
Friday – Monday, February 12 – 16
Visit downtown Charlevoix for indoor sidewalk sales! Take advantage of great discounts on a wide variety of good at participating shops.

3. Free Fishing Weekend
Saturday – Sunday, February 14 – 15
Residents and visitors have the opportunity to fish the great and inland lakes this weekend – free! Regulations still apply.

4. Saturday Afternoon Ice Skating Games
Saturday, February 14, 1 to 3 pm
Pack up the family and head to the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park for some family fun! A complete schedule of activities and more information can be found on the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce website.

7. Romantic Dinners on Valentine’s Day
Saturday, February 14
Each of our unique dining establishments will be serving up something wonderful for you and your favorite sweetheart! Make your reservations to join us!

Valentines Candy8. Burt Lake Fireworks & Polar Plunge
Saturday, February 14
Watch people jump into the frozen Burt Lake for Michigan Special Olympics. This event is hosted by Hoppies on Burt Lake and money raised supports the Emmet, Charlevoix and Cheboygan chapters of Special Olympics. The event begins at noon, followed by the plunge at 1 pm. Fireworks over the lake at 7:30 pm. View full event details on their Facebook page.

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Saturday, February 14, 5 to 8 pm
Bundle up and head to Kiwanis Park in Harbor Springs for a sledding party!

6. Innkeeper’s Buffet & Sleigh Rides
Saturday, February 14, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Join us at Stafford’s Bay View Inn for a delicious winter buffet in the Rose Room and lovely sleigh ride through the historic community of Bay View! It’s Valentine’s Day, you know! All sleigh rides are weather permitting. Please call ahead for reservations, 231-347-2771. **UPDATE: Sleigh Rides have been cancelled for Saturday, February 14, 2015 due to weather.

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Saturday, February 14, 8 pm
Celebrate your sweetheart and Mardi Gras with a New Orleans-inspired after dark at Crooked Tree Arts Center – featuring  Mojo & The Bayou Gypsies!

8. 11th Annual Harbor Springs Area Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, February 15, 1 to 3 pm
A great way to warm up on a cold winter day – hosted by Stafford’s Pier Restaurant! $12 per adult, $5 per child. For more information, visit the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce website.

9. Live Music
Friday & Saturday, February 13 & 14, 8 to 11 pm
Head to the Noggin Room Pub to enjoy live music by Chris Koury (Friday) and Pistil Whips (Saturday)! While you’re there, check a brew or two off your Hall of Foam list.

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10. Enjoy Some Music at Red Sky Stage in Downtown Petoskey

Sunday, February 15, 1 to 4 pm – Blissfest Jam Session
Sunday, February 15, 5 to 7 pm – Jazz Jam Session
Red Sky Stage is a coffee house style performing arts venue in the heart of downtown Petoskey! Visit the Red Sky Stage website for more information.

What’s your favorite winter event or activity? Share your photos with us on Instagram or Facebook!

Show Me The Love!

This is the month to break out a little extra romance! What’s your favorite way to show the love on Valentine’s Day? Here are a few of our favorite ways:

1. Treat Your Special Someone To Dinner Out – Wine & Dine at Stafford’s

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2. Surprise Your Sweetheart With a Romantic Getaway – Stay at Stafford’s

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3. Enjoy Downtown Charlevoix Together – Shop Charlevoix’s Winter Sidewalk Sales
Friday – Sunday, February 13 – 16
Downtown Charlevoix won’t disappoint! Take advantage of some of the season’s best prices around.

4. Bundle Up Together – Take a Sleigh Ride
Saturday, February 14, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Cozy up to your sweetheart during for a 30 minute horse-drawn sleigh ride through the historic community of Bay View. Reservations recommended, 231-347-2771. $10 per lodging and dining guest or $15 for the public. All sleigh rides are weather permitting.

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5. Find The Perfect Gift – Visit Stafford’s Gallery of Art & History
Our Gallery is home to more that 40 of Michigan’s finest artists representing a variety of mediums including watercolors, oils, photography, sculptures, jewelry and prints. We also offer kitchen accessories, Michigan wines, Stafford’s Private Label Wine Collection and wine accessories.

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So there you have it! A few of our favorite way to show the love this Valentine’s Day! What would you add to this list?

Weekend Round Up – Things To Do This Weekend

Every Friday we’ll bring you ‘must do’ activities to help plan your weekend. Snow much fun – for visitors and locals, too!

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1. Groundhog Shadow Fest
Friday – Sunday, February 6 to 8
Weekend events include music by the Petoskey Steel Drum Band, chili cook-off, pancake breakfast, horse drawn wagon rides, kids games, magic show, euchre tournament, craft beer tent, retail sales and so much more! Visit the website to view the complete schedule of events and activities.

2. Winter Farmers Market
Friday, February 6, 9 am to 12:30 pm
The Winter Farmers Market offers locally grown and locally made products. Stop by North Central Michigan College’s Student & Resource Center to stock up!

3. Live Music
Friday & Saturday, February 6 & 7, 8 to 11 pm
Head to the Noggin Room Pub to enjoy live music by Mike Ridley (Friday) and Chris Koury (Saturday)! While you’re there, check a brew or two off your Hall of Foam list.

4. Nordic Ski Adventure
Saturday, February 7, 10 am to 12 pm
Head north to Goodhart Farms Preserve to explore the 600 acres of Cross Country Ski Trails! Little Traverse Conservancy’s land protection specialist Caitlin Donnelly will lead the way. This is event is free but please call to register, 231-347-0991.

5. Winter Forest Snow Shoe Exploration
Satruday, February 7, 10 am to 12 pm
Challenge yourself with a snowshoe exploration of a hilly 140 acres near East Jordan, adjacent to the Raven Hill Discovery Center. Warm up with hot cocoa while enjoying the discovery center’s exhibits, $10 admission.

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6. Saturday Afternoon Ice Skating Games
Saturday, February 7, 1 to 3 pm
Bundle up and head to the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park for some family fun! A complete schedule of activities and more information can be found on the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce website.

7. Innkeeper’s Buffet & Sleigh Rides
Saturday, January 31, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Join us for a delicious winter buffet in the Rose Room and lovely sleigh ride through the historic community of Bay View! All sleigh rides are weather permitting. Please call ahead for reservations, 231-347-2771.

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8. Enjoy Some Music at Red Sky Stage in Downtown Petoskey
Sunday, February 15, 1 to 4 pm – Blissfest Jam Session
Sunday, February 15, 5 to 7 pm – Jazz Jam Session
Red Sky Stage is a coffee house style performing arts venue in the heart of downtown Petoskey! Visit the Red Sky Stage website for more information.

12 Things To Do This February

febIf we had to choose a favorite winter month, it would be February. Why? It’s a month jammed full of winter fun – for everyone! Here’s the scoop of what’s going on this month.

1. Cozy Getaways
Enjoy a deeply discounted “Winter Warm Up” package at Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites and Stafford’s Perry Hotel on select dates this month. Includes a breakfast voucher the morning of your stay and $20 in Stafford’s Dining Dollars (redeemable at any Stafford’s location). Valid for online bookings only. CRLS Lobby at Night

2. Shadow Fest in Downtown Charlevoix
Friday – Sunday, February 6 – 8
The first ever Groundhog Shadow Fest is set for this weekend. The festival will include snow sculptures, Shadow Fest sales at local shops, horse drawn wagon rides, chili cook off, kids games, Petoskey Steel Drum Band, entertainment and more! View a full schedule of events here.

3. Spectacular Skiing
The Midwest’s best skiing! Nub’s Nob, Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain are fully open and in pristine shape. What are you waiting for? Come hit the slopes!RGG_3029

4. Tuesday Wine Tasting at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant
Tuesday, February 10, 5:30 to 7 pm
Join us at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant on the second Tuesday of each month for a taste of select wines paired with Chef Britt’s appetizers. $10 per guest.Assortment of wines

5. Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
Every Saturday through February 28
Stafford’s Bay View Inn in Petoskey offers horse drawn sleigh rides through the historic community of Bay View. These 1/2 hour rides are from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and are $15 for the public, $10 for lodging & dining guests of the Inn. Reservations encouraged, 231-347-2771. All sleigh rides are weather permitting.

6. Petoskey Winter Carnival
Thursday, February 12 – Sunday, February 15
Progressive dinner, retail therapy, chocoholic frolic, Winter Sports Park fun — oh my! Something for everyone. View the full events schedule.Winter Carnival Banner7. Romantic Dinners on Valentine’s Day
Saturday, February 14
Each of our unique dining establishments will be serving up something wonderful for you and your favorite sweetheart! View our dining features here, and make your reservations to join us!

8. Burt Lake Fireworks & Polar Plunge
Saturday, February 14
Watch people jump into the frozen Burt Lake for Michigan Special Olympics. This event is hosted by Hoppies on Burt Lake and money raised supports the Emmet, Charlevoix and Cheboygan chapters of special Olympics. The event begins at noon, followed by the plunge at 1 pm. Fireworks at 7:30 pm. View full event details on their Facebook page.426361_10150639751451649_1165789831_n9. 11th Annual Harbor Springs Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, February 15, 1 to 3 pm at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant in Harbor Springs
Calling all chili lovers – this is a hot event for a cold winter day! Amateurs and professionals compete for the “best chili.” This event supports food pantries throughout Emmet, Charlevoix and Antrim counties. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item for donation. $12 for adults, $5 for children (8 to 12 years old). Need more info or a registration form? Visit the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce website.

10. Cork & Canvas – A Creative Evening
The ultimate girls night out – an evening of art and wine! Local artist Katie Brines, will provide step-by-step instructions allowing you to create a one of a kind masterpiece on canvas. No painting talent required! Our fee includes all supplies, wine tastings and light hors d’oeuvres. Each guest will take home a finished piece of artwork. Reservations for this event are required – we fill up fast! $50 per guest. Contact our friendly Gallery staff to reserve your spot, 231-347-0142.DSC_0028

11. Snow Shoe Adventures
Grab your snowshoes and get out for some fresh air, there are trails to explore everywhere! Or, head out to the Grateful Snowshoe Benefit for the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society!
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Saturday, February 21
Save the date for a wine dinner at Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant. Details and reservations available soon!

What’s your favorite winter event or activity? Share your photos with us on Instagram or Facebook!10150593_10102896962201538_8219214840501548029_n

Weekend Round Up – Things To Do This Weekend

Every Friday we’ll bring you ‘must do’ activities to help plan your weekend. Snow much fun – for visitors and locals, too!

1. Short’s Brewery Beer Dinner
Friday, January 30, 6:30 pm
Join Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant for a beer dinner featuring beers from Short’s Brewing Company paired with food creations from Chef Rob. Whether you join us for dinner or not, all are welcome to enjoy live musical entertainment by the John Archambault Band after dinner, beginning at 9 pm!
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2. Studio & Pottery Demonstrations
Saturday, January 31, 10 am to 4 pm
A northern Michigan favorite – Sturgeon River Pottery! Stop by any Saturday afternoon this winter to catch a live demonstration and browse some of the finest selections of pottery, Petoskey stones, and hand-crafted gifts in Northern Michigan.

3. Saturday Afternoon Ice Skating Games
Saturday, January 31, 1 to 3 pm
Bundle your family up and head to the Sk8 Park in Harbor Springs for and afternoon of outdoor fun! See the schedule of events for more information.

4. Innkeeper’s Buffet & Sleigh Rides
Saturday, January 31, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Join us for a delicious winter buffet in the Rose Room and lovely sleigh ride through the historic community of Bay View! All sleigh rides are weather permitting. Please call ahead for reservations, 231-347-2771.

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5. Enjoy Some Music at Red Sky Stage in Downtown Petoskey
Sunday, January 31, 1 to 4 pm – Blissfest Jam Session
Sunday, January 31, 5 to 7 pm – Jazz Jam Session
Red Sky Stage is a coffee house style performing arts venue in the heart of downtown Petoskey! Visit the Red Sky Stage website for more information.

6. Live Music
Friday & Saturday, January 30 & 31, 8 to 11 pm
Head to the Noggin Room Pub to enjoy live music by Billy Brandt & Dan Reynolds this weekend! While you’re there, check a brew or two off your Hall of Foam list.

Noggin Popcorn and Shorts Soft Parade7. Super Bowl Sunday in the Noggin Room Pub
Sunday, February 1, Dine In Only

  • Sampler Appetizer – $10.95
    Includes Boneless Sriracha Wings, Deep Fried Pickles, Jalapeno Poppers, Black Bean Quesadilla (pictured below)
  • Pizza Special – 14 inch with up to three toppings – $9.95
  • $2 on select 16 oz. drafts

Join the fun!

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Weekend Round Up – Things To Do This Weekend

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A sunny winter day over Little Traverse Bay!

Every Friday we’ll bring you ‘must do’ activities to help plan your weekend. Snow much fun – for visitors and locals, too!

1. Indian River WinterFest
Friday – Sunday, January 23 – 25
Enjoy snow art, ice bowling, kids games, cardboard sledding, food and drinks and more! View the schedule of events at the Indian River Chamber website.

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2. Boyne City WinterFest
Saturday, January 24, All Day
The whole family will enjoy sledding, sleigh rides, kids games, farmers market, chilli cook off, snow sculpting, star gazing, live music and more! View all the details at the Boyne Area Chamber website.

Winter Wonderland!

Winter Wonderland!

3. Saturday Afternoon Ice Skating Games
Saturday, January 24, 1 to 3 pm
Bundle up and head to the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park for some family fun! A complete schedule of activities and more information can be found on the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce website.

4. Enjoy Some Music at Red Sky Stage in Downtown Petoskey
Sunday, January 25, 1 to 4 pm – Blissfest Jam Session
Sunday, January 25, 5 to 7 pm – Jazz Jam Session
Red Sky Stage is a coffee house style performing arts venue in the heart of downtown Petoskey! Visit the Red Sky Stage website for more information.

Noggin Room Pub - Where Friends Meet For Food, Foam and Fun!

Noggin Room Pub – Where Friends Meet For Food, Foam and Fun!

5. Live Entertainment at the Noggin Room Pub!
Friday & Saturday, January 22 & 23, 8 to 11 pm
Kellerville – Friday; Chris Koury – Saturday
View our complete line up of entertainers here.

6. 2nd Annual Snow Art Competition at Seasons of the North Winery
All weekend! Watch the teams compete with snacks and hot cocoa. Full details can be found here.snowart-2015-copy
7. Sleigh Rides Through Historic Bay View
Every weekend through February 28 at Stafford’s Bay View Inn in Petoskey. These 1/2 rides from 5:30 to 8:30 pm are $15 for the public, $10 for lodging & dining guests of the Inn. Reservations encouraged, 231-347-2771. All sleigh rides are weather permitting.

Bundle Up For A Sleigh Ride!

Bundle Up For A Sleigh Ride!

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