Vasa ski races
Traverse City — Registration is under way for the 37th annual North American Vasa Ski Races.
The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9-10, at Timber Ridge Resort on Hammond Road. Registration and packet pickup for preregistered skiers is noon-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Timber Ridge. An all-you-can-eat pasta meal will start at 5:30 p.m.
For details and registration, visit www.vasa.org.
ACT test prep class
Traverse City — Northwestern Michigan College will offer two ACT Test preparation courses.
The classes are designed to help familiarize students with the test, provide practice, build confidence and reduce test anxiety.
One class meets 6-9 p.m. five Tuesdays, Jan. 29 to Feb. 26, in room 101 at NMC's Great Lakes Campus, 715 E. Front St. The cost is $265.
A four-week option starts Tuesday, Feb. 5. The cost is $235
For best results, it is recommended that either class be taken several months before taking the exam. Visit www.nmc.edu/ees or call 995-1700 for details or to enroll.
ER Awards dinner
Elk Rapids — The Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is offering all community organizations the opportunity to participate in the Community Wide Awards Dinner. Organizations that wish to present an award at the dinner have until Thursday, Jan. 31, to notify the chamber.
The event will start at 6 p.m. April 26, at Turtle Creek Casino. Tickets are $45 per person or $425 for a table of 10. For tickets, visit www.elkrapidschamber.org. For details, call 264-8202 or email Misty Youngson, email@example.com.
Help filing FAFSA
Traverse City — Northwestern Michigan College's Student Financial Services staff will offer help filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on Fridays, Feb. 1-22.
Help is available from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Center for Learning in the Osterlin Building on NMC's main campus. Participants should bring 2012 tax returns and/or W2s, Social Security card and driver's license. For details, visit www.nmc.edu/financialaid, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 995-1035.