If you are bored this weekend, you're not trying hard enough to find something awesome to do.
There's an Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Ride in Big Bay at 10 a.m. Saturday during which times sleds from 1985 and older are invited for the spectator show. An annual 25-mile ride begins and ends at the Big Bay Motel and there will be a spectator show, trophy and awards, a mannequin display contest, snowmobile belt toss and bowling for turkey. Offered for kids will be a snowman contest, sawdust treasure hunt, crowning of the prince and princes and more.
For the kids, there's Kaleidoscope 2014, an educational fun fair, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Northern Michigan University's Superior Dome.
The fans of archrival Upper Peninsula hockey teams Michigan Tech University and Northern Michigan University can help a worthy cause today and Saturday: Pets in need of a forever home.
The Copper Country Humane Society in Houghton, in partnership with the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in Negaunee Township, will have a collection fundraiser in conjunction with tonight's game at John J. MacInnes Ice Arena in Houghton and Saturday night's game at the Berry Events Center in Marquette. Puck drop for both games is set for 7:07 p.m. Shelter volunteers will be on hand to collect the donations. For details, visit cchumanesociety.com or www.upaws.org.
The hometown Marquette Royales Tier III junior hockey team also has community in mind as it partners with Hoover's Auto Body to host NASCAR Weekend, a fundraiser for Central U.P. youth hockey, today and Saturday at Lakeview Arena. The games and activities begin at 7:30 p.m. each night. Proceeds from the weekend will be distributed between the Marquette Redmen, Negaunee Miners, Escanaba Eskymos, Munising youth hockey, Marquette youth hockey and the Marquette Electricians.
What else, you ask?
The Trenary Outhouse Classic starts at 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Trenary. The outhouse races are a blast for everyone involved and entry pins just $2. For more info, visit www.trenaryouthouseclassic.com.
For youngsters who want to try out an Olympic sport, luge sliding is offered from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lucy Hill, 230 E. Country Road, Negaunee. Call 361-4843 or visit www.negauneeluge.freehomepage.com.
Saturday also includes something for music lovers. "Folksongs From Michigan-I-O" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Jamrich Hall 103 on NMU's campus, which combines live performance with Alan Lomax's 1938 color movie footage and recorded sound. The Lumber Jakki also will perform. And theater lovers can check out "Comedy of Errors" at Forest Roberts Theatre in campus tonight and Saturday. It's another outstanding weekend here in God's country.