TRAVERSE CITY — YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camp will sponsor its seventh annual Frozen Torch Snowshoe Race on Saturday, Jan. 4, at the camp, 1350 E. Arbutus Lake Road.
Early registration is $25 through today, Dec. 27; $30 after today.
The first 25 registrants receive a free T-shirt and all participants are invited to a complimentary chili lunch.
There will be both 5K and 10K events with prizes for the top finishers.
A fun walk also will be offered.
For details or to register, visit www.hayowentha.org and click on the seasonal events tab before following the frozen torch link.
Proceeds go toward helping Antrim County children attend Sparks Day Camp.
New Year’s Eve
ACME — The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa will host a New Year’s Eve celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 31.
Festivities for adults 18 and older include a party in Governor’s Hall with entertainment and dancing music by the Blue Water Kings, dinner, a champagne toast at midnight and a cash bar.
Tickets are $85 per person and proper attire is requested. A New Year’s Eve overnight package also is available starting at $277 per couple.
New Year’s Eve activities for children ages 6 to 14 will be offered from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Health Club.
Activities include games, arts and crafts, a pizza party and a balloon drop at midnight. The cost is $40 per child.
To reserve a New Year’s Eve package, purchase a la carte tickets or register for children’s activities, call 534-6000.
Cherry T Ball
TRAVERSE CITY — The fourth annual Cherry T Ball Drop will be held on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, in downtown Traverse City.
Downtown streets will close to traffic at 4 p.m. and activities get underway at 9:30 p.m.
There will be live music by Miriam Pico and the Supplementals and a DJ throughout the evening. Fireworks will be staged at Clinch Park.