From Northern Michigan’s biggest mountain bike race to a wine dinner in Bellaire with a favorite Elk Rapids winery, here are the events near you happening this weekend, picked out just for you by our Office Manager extraordinaire Libby Stallman. Have an event you want to be included in this weekly roundup? Let us know!

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Nov. 4 | Bread Masterclass | Traverse City
Take your holiday baking to the next level with this two-and-a-half-day Artisan Bread Masterclass through NMC’s Extended Education. Learn how to make festive breads that have been around for centuries such as Stollen, Challah, Panneton, Kugelhopf, Chocolate Babka, and Irish Barmbrack.

Nov. 4 | The Voice of Woman | Traverse City
A night to remember for all at the City Opera House, this grand evening of opera features an all-woman cast of nationally renowned and critically acclaimed opera singers, local artists, chorus, and the Traverse City Opera Orchestra under the baton of Tom Riccobono.

Nov. 5 | Iceman Cometh Challenge | Kalkaska
The 33rd Annual Iceman Cometh Challenge is this Saturday! More than 5,000 riders from across the country and around the globe converge between Kalkaska and Traverse City for 30 miles of fast, fun racing capped off with the biggest party of the season, hosted by Bell’s at Timber Ridge.

iceman cometh challenge

Photo by Beth Price

iceman cometh challenge

Photo by Beth Price

Nov. 5 | BOS Wine Dinner | Bellaire
Join Terrain restaurant for a 6-course dinner paired with BOS Wine. Expect delicious fall classics including squash confit, pumpkin tart and more. Get your tickets now on MyNorthTickets.

Nov. 5 | Bluebird Next Box Building | Traverse City
Build your own Bluebird nest box at the Boardman River Nature Center. The Grand Traverse Audubon Club will supply all materials and tools. Greg Miller from the Michigan Bluebird Society will tell us how and where to erect the boxes early nest spring to attract bluebirds. The number of box kits is limited so reserve yours by contacting

Nov. 5 | Arts & Crafts Show | Suttons Bay
Stop by the Suttons Bay / Bingham Fire Hall for their Holiday Art & Craft Show featuring homemade items by local artisans.

Nov. 6 | Daylight Saving Time | All of Northern Michigan!
Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour this Sunday starting at 2 a.m.

Now Through November | Northern Home & Cottage Home Tours | Virtual Tickets
This year’s tour features contractors, designers and homeowners walking you through eight unique and outstanding homes in Northern Michigan. One by one, they share the thoughts behind each home’s features, point out the details that make each house stand out and reflect upon capturing the dreams of the homeowners. As always, these homeowners have opened their homes for a child, knowing that the revenue from the tour goes to Child and Family Services of Northwest Michigan. Get your tickets now!



Photo(s) by Beth Price