Open house — "Making Winter Memories," an open house event, is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Harbor Springs History Museum. Event offers crafts, activities and light refreshments. Free; donations appreciated. (231) 526-9771.
Pool event — Flick 'n' Float, a pool and movie event, is 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the community pool in East Jordan. Movie shown is "The Polar Express." Inner tubes available to rent for a small donation, or bring your own. (231) 536-2250 or www.eastjordanpool.com.
New Year's party — A swing dance New Year's party is 8:30 p.m.-12:05 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at the civic center in East Jordan. Swing dance lesson begins 7:45 p.m.; event features live music by The Pine River Jazz. $20 per person. (231) 547-6114.
Chess club — A chess club for ages 8-14 meets 3-5 p.m. Mondays in the youth department of Petoskey District Library, Petoskey. Free. (231) 758-3123. No meetings over Christmas break; club resumes Jan. 14.
Concert — Pine Lake Winds Band will be playing 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Charlevoix Middle School band room, Charlevoix. Public is welcome at these rehearsals. Call Ev Wujcik, (231) 547-6376.
Pizza and movie — Dinner and movie night is 5:20-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Harbor Springs ice rink. Pizza ordered 5:30 p.m. The movie "Journey to the Center of the Earth" starts 6 p.m. Movie subject to change. $3 for pizza; free to watch movie. (231) 526-0610.
Christmas lights — A Christmas light and music display runs 6-9 p.m. nightly until Jan. 2 at 351 S. Straits Highway, Indian River. Tune into 100.1 FM; drive in and walk around. Display is courtesy of Ben and Julie Kolly.
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.
Family nature club — Northwoods Family Nature Club meets at 1 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month at Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center, East Jordan. Activities include unstructured playtime, outdoor exploration and field trips. Open to families with children of all ages. www.wagbo.org.
Ice skating games — Ice skating games are 1-3 p.m. every Saturday, Jan. 5-March 2, at the Harbor Springs skate park. Free to play; open to public. (231) 526-0610. Featured games include speed races, shoot the duck, and six cones on Jan. 5.
Breakfast — An all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, eggs and sausage is 7:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Charlevoix VFW Hall, Charlevoix. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids under 12. Call (231) 675-4444.
Ice skating lessons — Ice skating lessons for beginner and intermediate levels are 10 a.m.-noon every Saturday, Jan. 12-Feb. 23, at the Harbor Springs ice rink. Free; ice skate rental $1 per pair. To register, call (231) 526-0610.
Kilwins tours — Kitchen tours are available 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday at Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen, 1050 Bay View Road, Petoskey. Free. (231) 347-7112.
Line dancing — Beginner line-dance classes are offered 5:30-7 p.m. every Tuesday at Bethany Lutheran Church, 11906 U.S. 31 N, Charlevoix. (989) 280-1033.
Music session — A Celtic music session with Gaeyle Gerrie is 1-3 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month at Freshwater Studio, Boyne City. Visit www.synergysong.com.
Music session — Lake Street Ensemble meets Thursdays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the fellowship room of First Presbyterian Church, Petoskey. Open to string, recorder and flute players of all experience levels. For more information, call Bing Farrar at (231) 526-6017.
Open mic — The American Legion Music Jam open mic event is 5-11 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays every month, at the post at 455 Bay St., Petoskey. Proceeds benefit Manna Food Project and Gaylord's homeless veteran's center. Bring a snack to pass. 50 cent admission; donations welcome. Contact Ross Boucher at (231) 347-9044.
PAWS to read — Students can practice reading to dogs 3-5 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at the Petoskey District Library, Petoskey. Readers must schedule a 15-minute appointment at (231) 758-3112. No meetings over Christmas break; PAWS resumes week of Jan. 21.
Reader's theater — Adults reader's theater is held 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Petoskey District Library, Petoskey. Children reader's theater takes place in the youth department: grades 3-8 meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays; grades 8-12 meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Free. (231) 758-3112. No meetings over Christmas break; program resumes week of Jan. 21.
Art, science and history museum — Raven Hill Discovery Center is open noon-4 p.m. Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. Sundays or by appointment. The outdoor exhibit "Blurred Boundaries" is on display. Admission is $8 per person. Free activities offered second Saturday of the month. Raven Hill is located between East Jordan and Boyne City just off C-48 at Pearsall Road. Call (231) 536-3369 or (877) 833-4254, or visit www.ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org.