FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Women's Winter Tour celebration of women, winter and chocolate, will be held Feb. 3 on the Leelanau Trail, starting at the western edge of Traverse City and ending at Black Star Farms in Leelanau County. Visit www.womenswintertour.com.
The Father Fred Foundation in conjunction with the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects is holding the 2nd Annual Canstruction-TC competition to benefit the Father Fred Foundation's food pantry Feb. 2-7. Fourteen teams will be creating large sculptures entirely out of cans of food to kick off the foundation's Frostbite Food Drive. Saturday is the official build day at the Grand Traverse Mall, with sculptures displayed through Feb. 7. Call 947-2055
Winter Snowshoe Tours are held Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at Michigan Legacy Art Park near Thompsonville. A guide will lead snowshoers on a 1.6-mile hike across hilly terrain to view 45 works of art. Fee is $10 per adult and free for youth 17 and under with a paying adult. Bring snowshoes; rentals are available at Crystal Mountain. Call 378-4963.
The Snowshoe Stampede is Saturday at the Leelanau Outdoor Center with a 5K race and a one-mile Snowflake Race for kids 12 and under. Events will be followed by a hot lunch and entertainment. Snowshoe rentals will be available at $12 adult, $8 child. Call 334-3808.
The 2013 Grand Traverse Home Builders Home Expo at the Grand Traverse Resort is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 946-2305.
Benzie Masons and Boy Scouts will put on their aprons Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Benzie Area Christian Neighbors. Admission is $7 for adults, $20 for a family and kids under 12 are free. Call 882-9544.
The 2nd Annual SOUPer Bowl Chili cookoff will be held Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Inland Township Fire Department, 19668 Honor Highway, Interlochen. Tasting fee is $5 per person or $15 per family. Call 275-7216 or 275-6552.
Pathfinder School holds its annual Winter Festival Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on its campus, 11930 S. West Bay Shore, near Traverse City. S'mores, sledding, snow volleyball, a homemade soup bar, games, music and other outdoor fun are on tap. Open to the public. Visit www.ThePathfinderSchool.org.
Misty Acres hike
A guided snowshoe hike at the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy's newest preserve, Misty Acres, is Saturday at 10 a.m. Call 929-7911 or visit www.gtrlc.org
Taste the Passion
Art From Michigan's Wine Country will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Homestead's Mountain Flowers Lodge near Glen Arbor to kick off the wineries' Taste the Passion wine tour weekend. For details, visit www.lpwines.com.
Fire & ice
The 3rd Annual Fire and Ice Festival is Saturday in Arcadia with a pickle ball tournament, 5K Run, soup cook-off, kids activities, a meat loaf dinner, euchre tournament, snowshoe and ski trails and ice skating.
Gordon Galloway, the author of "Full Circle," and Randy Park, the book's subject, will give a presentation at Horizon Books Traverse City on Saturday at 2 p.m., signing books until 4.
Sturgeon For Tomorrow will host the Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree today and Saturday on Black Lake in Cheboygan, with an ice fishing contest, poker run, Native American Drum ceremony, kids' games, laser light skating exhibition and music in the entertainment tent.