Story time — A story time celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday is 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Best Friends Daycare, 9689 Pickerel Lake Road, Petoskey. Best for ages 1-3. Event includes lunch, games, cupcakes and more. $16; reservations required. (231) 590-6710 or www.bestfriendsdaycare.vpweb.com.
Kids workshop — A kids workshop about race cars is 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 2, at Home Depot in Petoskey. Free; all ages welcome with parent/guardian. (231) 439-5300.
Ski/snowboard benefit — Boarding for Breast Cancer begins 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs. Tribute ride begins 1 p.m., registration 12:30-1 p.m.; $10 donation includes pink bandana. Other events include: ski demonstration 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; auction at noon; awards reception 4 p.m. in Zoo Bar with raffle, giveaways and more. www.boyne.com.
Pottery demonstrations — An artist demonstration series runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Saturday, through March 30, at Sturgeon River Pottery, Petoskey. Live demonstrations include pottery, tile making and clay sculpture. Free; open to public. (231) 347-0590.
Fiddlers Jamboree — Fiddlers Jamboree begins noon Saturday, March 2, at Harvest Barn Church in East Jordan. Event includes musician/caller registration 11:30 a.m.; Jamboree noon-5 p.m.; square dance lessons 6:30-7 p.m.; dance 7-10 p.m. Food and refreshments provided. Free; donation box at door.
Ice skating games — Ice skating games are 1-3 p.m. every Saturday, through March 2, at the Harbor Springs skate park. Free to play; open to public. (231) 526-0610. Featured games include broomball on March 2.
Spa party — A family spa night is 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Kiwanis Park in Harbor Springs. Event includes manicures, facials, pizza, yoga, games and more. Free. (231) 526-0610.
Breakfast — An all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, eggs and sausage is 7:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3, at the VFW hall in Charlevoix. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids under 12. Call (231) 675-4444.
Kids party — A dinosaur-themed party is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in the community room at Jordan Valley District Library in East Jordan. Event includes games, crafts, drawings and more. $2 per person or $10 per family. The free movie “The Land Before Time: The Great Day of the Flyers” follows party. (231) 536-7131.
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.
Readers theater — Youth readers theater takes place in the children’s department: grades 3-8 meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays; grades 9-12 meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free. (231) 758-3112.
Story time — Jordan Valley District Library programs for children birth-5 years take place in the community room. Playgroup is 9:30-11 a.m. every Tuesday in East Jordan; story time is 9:30-10 a.m. every Wednesday in East Jordan. (231) 536-7131 or www.jvdl.info.
Story time — Crooked Tree District Library story time for children under 5 and their caregivers is 2-3 p.m. every Thursday in Boyne Falls; story time for ages 5 and up is 6-7 p.m. every Thursday. Includes stories, songs and crafts. (231) 549-2277 or www.crookedtreelibrary.org.
Pizza and movie — Dinner and movie night is 5:20-8 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Harbor Springs ice rink. Pizza ordered 5:30 p.m. The movie “Brave” starts 6 p.m. Movie subject to change. $3 for pizza; free to watch movie. (231) 526-0610.
Story time — Spring Street Story Time is 10-11 a.m. Saturdays at Harbor Springs Library, Harbor Springs. (231) 526-2531 or www.harborspringslibrary.org.
Free museum — Raven Hill Discovery Center opens to families for free the second Saturday each month. No groups or organizations. Open noon-4 p.m. Raven Hill is located at 4737 Fuller Road, East Jordan. (231) 536-3369 or www.ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org.
PAWS reading program — Students can read to therapy dogs 1-2:30 p.m. every second Saturday each month and 3:30-5 p.m. every third Thursday each month at the Petoskey District Library, Petoskey. Schedule a 15 minute appointment at (231) 758-3112.
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.
Kids story contest — McLean and Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey holds a short story contest for grades K-12 through March 15. Theme is “The Year of the Sequel.” Awards ceremony held in-store March 23. For contest information, visit www.mcleanandeakin.com.
Castle museum — Historical self-guided tours are available 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily at Castle Farms, 5052 M-66 North, Charlevoix. Displays currently include World War I memorabilia and items from the 1918 Sears Roebuck catalog. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 children ages 2-12, or $25 family pass. (231) 237-0884 or www.castlefarms.com.