FROM STAFF REPORTS
On the mainstage
"Over the River and Through the Woods" runs through Jan. 26 at the Old Town Playhouse. Call 947-2210 or visit www.oldtownplayhouse.com.
Hawley at Sleder's
Jim Hawley plays at Sleder's Family Tavern Sunday at 4 p.m. Call 947-9213.
Family Fun Day
The 3rd annual Grass River Shiver Snowshoe Race and Winterfest Family Fun Day is Saturday at the Grass River Natural Area in Bellaire. Registration for the 5K and 10K races starts at 9, with races beginning at 10. A Chowder Challenge will follow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., along with free family activities. Call 533-8314 or visit www.grassriver.org.
Saldaje will perform a CD release concert, "Let Them Dance," at InsideOut Gallery in Traverse City Saturday at 8 p.m. Call 929-3254 or visit www.insideoutarttc.com.
The Big Brain Spelling Bee is at 7 p.m. Saturday at Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City. Register at http://tinyurl.com/bigsspellingbee.
The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra presents the first Sunday Series Recital of 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs on Sunday at 4 p.m. Admission is free. Call 487-0010 or visit www.glcorchestra.org.
New art exhibit
The Jordan River Arts Council presents the exhibit, "Realism to Abstraction and Beyond," opening Jan. 27 with a reception and refreshments and running through Feb. 22 in East Jordan. Call 582 6399.or e-mail email@example.com.
The Suttons Bay Variety Show is today at 7 p.m. in the public schools' auditorium. Proceeds benefit school art programs. Call 271-4983.
Join volunteer leader Sally Manke on Saturday at 10 a.m. for a two-mile snowshoe hike at Arcadia Dunes. RSVP to 929-7911 or visit www.gtrlc.org/events.
"State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett will be the topic for the quarterly brown bag lunch discussion of the Women's History Project book group today at noon at the History Center of Traverse City. Call 223-7489.
Walk your dog
A free community dog walk is being held on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center trail. Sponsored by Woofers On The Run. Call 409-0732 or visit www.facebook.com/WoofersOnTheRun.