MyNorth’s Weekly Calendar of Events: May 13-20

MyNorth’s Weekly Calendar of upcoming Northern Michigan events highlights some of the amazing things going on across the North. Hand-picked by MyNorth Media’s Calendar Editor Libby Stallman, there is something for everyone.

So pull out your calendar, you’re not going to want to miss these Northern Michigan events!


May 13-15: The second annual Aldo Leopold Festival continues the celebration of Aldo Leopold’s legacy in the Les Cheneaux Islands area. The 2016 festival has been strategically planned to coincide with the spring migration of songbirds, also celebrating the official opening of the new North Huron Birding Trail. A triathlon, exploration and hiking, Dark Sky presentation, bird and flower hikes, plant walk, scavenger hunt, picnic, raptor shows, Drummond Island field trip, migratory bird talk and much more will be offered over the weekend. Most events are free, but see individual event details for fees. 906.484.3935.

May 13-15: The Mother & Daughter Weekend at Camp Daggett in Petoskey is for mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, big sisters, aunts with their daughters, sisters and granddaughters ages 7 to 17. Participants can expect a weekend of fun and adventure, learning new skills and the beauty of Camp Daggett in the spring. The cost is $150 for mother/daughter, plus $50 for each additional daughter. Fee includes lodging, food and all activities, unless otherwise noted. Registration required. 231.347.9742.

May 13: Join Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy at the Spring Clean Up at Arcadia Area Trails and help tidy up the coastal preserves trails. After a brief training, the group will split up to cover as many miles of trail as possible. Bring a handsaw and lopper style pruners if you have them. GTRLC will also provide tools. Please dress for the weather. Arcadia Dunes, St. Pierre Parking Area; Chestnut Loop. 231.929.7911.

May 14: Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council in Petoskey offers a volunteer stream monitor training. Learn about the various aspects of the stream monitoring program, general macro invertebrate biology and the equipment used to collect important data about the health of local streams. 231.347.1181.

May 15: Revive and restore old orchards on your property. Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology’s Orchard Renovation & Topworking class covers techniques for grafting, pruning, seasonal care and the value of preserving heritage apple varieties. The class is held at Raven’s Roost Farm in Bellaire. Tickets are $35. 231.622.5252.

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May 18: Ideas for Life Senior Expo is a free community event featuring over 100 senior service providers, educational seminars, entertainment and more. The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center in Traverse City.

May 19: The International Affairs Forum at NMC features “The Bumpy Road to Global Polio Eradication.” Polio was once a disease feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralyzing many children for life. Right here in our own region, Munson Medical Center was a center for polio care in the last century and local Rotary organizations continue to actively work to defeat polio. Dr. John Modlin, Deputy Director of the Gates Foundation, speaks about the eradication of polio at the Milliken Auditorium in Traverse City. 231.645.2662.

Check out the MyNorth Community Events Calendar for more fun things happening near you!


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