TRAVERSE CITY — Blackbird Arts, 1485 Barlow St., will offer a “ValenSteins” project as something different to do on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.
Participants will learn how to design, build, decorate and glaze a stein from clay artist Phil Wilson. They also will be able to sample some local beer. Class participants must be at least 21 years old.
The $20 cost includes all clay, glaze, kiln firings and beer tastings. For details or to register, call 421-8085 or visit www.blackbirdartstc.com.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Central High School Choral-Aires will deliver singing Valentines on Friday, Feb. 14, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
The Valentines are $50 each and include a live performance of two musical selections, one chocolate truffle, a card with a personalized message and one red rose and vase. Visa and MasterCard will be accepted. Delivery locations must be within 15 miles of downtown Traverse City. To place an order, call 499-8496 or email email@example.com.
BELLAIRE — Learn about owl calls and habits on a moonlit owl hike Saturday, Feb. 15, at Grass River Natural Area, 6500 Alden Highway.
The hike starts at 7 p.m. and snowshoes are recommended. The cost is $5 and registration is required. For details or to register, call 533-8314 or visit www.grassriver.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Rebecca Lessard of Wings of Wonder will release a rehabilitated bald eagle on Saturday, Feb. 15.
The release is planned for 11 a.m. at Sportsman’s Park. Parking will be available downtown and at Harvest Barn Church, 210 S. Lake St. A shuttle will run from the church to the park starting at 10 a.m. The park will be reserved for handicapped parking.
For details, contact the East Jordan Chamber of Commerce, 536-7351 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.wingsofwonder.org.
ELLSWORTH — Shiverfest weekend in Ellsworth will be hosted Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16.
Activities include a fishing contest, a Breezeway Snowmobile Ride, Kids Shiver in the Park with a variety of activities, Dark Sky Hike, a Cabin Fever Reliever Euchre Tournament, live music at the Gold Nugget Bar & Grill, a Fireworks Fun Run for snowmobiles, and more. For details, call 360-0676 or go to Facebook at Ellsworth Shiverfest.
TRAVERSE CITY — AC Paw Animal Rescue will join PetSmart Charities for a Valentine’s Weekend Adopt-A-Thon and bake sale.
Adoption hours at PetSmart are 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. The bake sale will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Donations are appreciated and may be dropped off starting at 10 a.m. the day of the sale at Banfield Pet Hospital in PetSmart.
EMPIRE — The Empire Lions Club will hold a “Come and Get Warm” fund-raising pancake breakfast as part of the Empire Winterfest.
The meal will be served from 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Empire Town Hall. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 7-12 and free for children ages 6 and younger.
New Lions club
KINGSLEY — On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 27 men and women will celebrate Charter Night for the new Kingsley Lions Club.
The charter celebration starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Rock of Kingsley, 115 E. Blair St. Regular meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. For more information, call 263-8025 or 313-1837.
TRAVERSE CITY — Woodland School will host two parent information nights.
The kindergarten through eighth grade, tuition-free public charter school is located at 7224 Supply Road. Parent Information Nights will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, and Thursday, March 6, at the school. It will feature a school overview by Director Nathan Tarsa, a tour of the school, and a question and answer period with instructional staff, parents and Woodland graduates. For details, call 947-7474.