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What’s Happening in Northern Michigan: White Pine Stampede

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Groundhog Shadowfest

February is fast approaching, so if you need some ideas for fun in northern Michigan this month we’ve got you covered.

Courtney Scheffer from the West Michigan Tourist Association is here to tell us all about it.

Groundhog Shadowfest
You can get ready to see when we’ll be saying goodbye to the winter season by heading to the “Groundhog Shadowfest” in Charlevoix this weekend. Only a few days before Punxsutawney Phil will check for his shadow, this free event will celebrate the best of winter with a bundle of fun activities to get you outdoors and enjoying everything that winter has to offer in the Charlevoix area. Check out the sled races on Friday, and broomball, winter golfing, and more on Saturday.

National Writers Series Presents: Michael Schur
The National Writers Series in Traverse City is excited to be presenting a conversation with the creator of “The Good Place,” and a native Michigander, Michael Schur, about his new book: How To Be Perfect the evening of Friday, Feb. 4. His book is a hilarious, thought-provoking guide to living an ethical life, drawing on twenty-five-hundred years of deep thinking from around the world. The evening will be guest-hosted by actor and comedian Ed Helms, and you can find info on attending this virtual event on the National Writers Series website.

White Pine Stampede at Shanty Creek Resort
You can get out and play in the snow next Saturday at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire for the annual “White Pine Stampede!” Come out for the day to watch the race, or compete in Michigan’s longest and oldest point-to-point cross country ski race that stretches over the hills and through the woods of Antrim County while raising funds for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. This point-to-point race starts in downtown Mancelona, and finishes at Bellaire’s Shanty Creek Resort with racers traveling either 10K, 20K or 30K.