The Petoskey area hosts a variety of events, including our favorite special events list to the left that we look forward to every year!
The Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the documentary film "Waiting for Superman" on Wednesday and Friday, Feb 23 and 25, 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building. Donations are appreciated. This film won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award (Documentary).
Gripping, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful, "Waiting for Superman" is an impassioned indictment of the American school system from director Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth"). Every morning, in big cities, suburbs, and small towns across America, parents send their children off to school with the highest of hopes. But a shocking number of students in the United States attend schools where they have virtually no chance of learning - failure factories likelier to produce drop-outs than college graduates. And despite decades of well-intended reforms and huge sums of money spent on the problem, our public schools haven't improved markedly since the 1970s. Why? There is an answer. And it's not what you think.
"Waiting for Superman" is a provocative and cogent examination of the crisis of public education in the United States told through multiple interlocking stories -- from a handful of students and their families whose futures hang in the balance, to educators and reformers trying to find real and lasting solutions within a dysfunctional system. Tackling such politically radioactive topics as the power of teachers' unions and the entrenchment of school bureaucracies, Guggenheim reveals the invisible forces that have held true education reform back for decades.
For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at (231) 758-3108. To receive weekly email updates send an email to email@example.com.
PFT Movie Hotline
Winter Blues Festival Events for Friday, February 25 -
Whine and Dine - Get your tickets for the 2nd Annual Whine and Dine, a progressive dinner on Friday, at 6 pm. Cost is $45 per person. Call (231) 622-8501 for reservations, tickets must be purchased in advance. Locations are Mackinaw Trail Winery, Palette Bistro, Fustini's Oil & Vinegars, Stafford's Perry Hotel, and Whitecaps Grille.
Leo's Downtown Lounge - Enjoy the music of Bob Greenway and light appetizers with all the proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity from 8 pm to Midnight. For ticket information call Mary Margaret at (231) 348-6926.
In conjunction with the Blissfest Music Organization, the City Park Grill presents the bluesy band, Steppin In It, beginning at 9:30 pm. Come enjoy great music, great food, and great friends. $5 at the door.
There are plenty of other events happening throughout the week! Visit www.petoskeydowntown.com for a full list!
Downtown Petoskey Office
Programs are held on Fridays at noon in the Library Conference Room. Reservations are preferred. Call (231) 348-6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place at the table. Cost is $9 and includes lunch.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - UAVs have made headlines for their spectacular military feats, but they are playing a growing role in the civilian world as well. Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City has created a program to train pilots for this new aviation career. NMC's chief flight instructor, Tony Sauerbrey, will explain the college's new program and show how something that started as a toy is fast becoming a significant part of aviation's future.
Once again this season, Big Country 102.9 and Boyne Highlands team up to bring you deals on lift tickets, equipment rentals and more. What better way to start your weekend than to head out for some fun under the lights at Boyne Highlands. Don't have your own skis or snowboard? No worries, we got ya covered. Hungry? Have no fear, we offer food and beverage specials in the Slopeside Lounge as well.
Lift Tickets: $10.29 for all ages, of course skiers and riders ages 8 and under plus those 70+ are free
Equipment Rental: $10.29 for ski and snowboard rental packages
Slopeside Lounge: Food and beverage specials
Lift tickets and equipment rentals must be purchased at Boyne Highlands 'day of' from 4 to 9 pm in order to receive the promotional price. Not to be combined with any other coupon or offer.
Once again this season, Boyne Mountain is teaming up with Real Rock 105 to bring you a deal on the slopes you just gotta check out. In addition to $10.50 lift tickets for the 4-9 pm night session we're offering deals at ski and snowboard rental as well as food and beverage specials in the Snowflake.
Lift tickets: $10.50 for all ages, of course all skiers and riders 8 years or younger and 70 years or older are still FREE
Equipment Rental: $10.50 for ski and snowboard rental packages
Snowflake: Food and Beverage Specials
Lift tickets and equipment rentals must be purchased at Boyne Mountain "day of" from 4 to 9 pm in order to receive the promotional price. Not to be combined with any other coupon or offer.