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Event Calendar

February 22, 2014

2014 Polar Plunge

From 11:00AM to 3:00PM

Registration begins at 11 am at East Bay General Store. 19961 East Chippewa Lake Dr Plunging begins at 12:30 at Chippewa Lake Public Access on East Chippewa Drive in Chippewa Lake, Michigan. With an Award/Plunge Party at Chippewa Township Community Building in Rodney, MI. Money raised from this event supports Special Olympics, Michigan's year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Chippewa Lake Chili Cook-Off

From 11:00AM to 1:00PM

Join in the Fun and Keep Warm!! The Chippewa Lake Fireworks Committee hosts its 1st annual potluck challenge chili cook-off. Taste test Chippewa Lake's finest chili with a $2.00 donation and/or grab a bowl of your favorite chili with a $3.00 donation. Vote for the best chili on the lake! The first place prize is a trophy and bragging rights. There is still time to enter your chili for judging, please provide name of your chili when signing up, and there is no entry fee!!! for more information, please contact Travis Palmer at 231.349.0869

Texas Hold 'Em Tournament

From 11:30AM to 10:00PM

Reed City Moose Riders are sponsoring a Texas Hold 'Em tournament, open to the public, on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014. Registration from 11:30 am to 1:15pm. Tournament starts at 1:30pm. Tournament buy in: $40.00. Guaranteed Minimum prize: $500 for 1st place. Tournament will take place at Reed City Moose Lodge 705, 200 N Roth Street, Reed City, Michigan 49677. For more information, call Becky Keech 616.862.6863

Texas Hold Em Tournament

From 1:30PM to 12:00AM

Texas Hold 'Em Tournament rnReed City Moose Lodge 705rn200 N Roth StreetrnReed City, MI 49677rnFebruary 22, 2014rnRegistration 11:30 to 1:15 rnPlay starts at 1:30rn$40.00 buy in rn$500.00 guaranteed first place rnOpen to the Public

Cardboard and Duct-tape Tobaggan Race

From 1:30PM to n/a

Saturday, February 22nd at 1:30 pm on the hill east of Henderson Hall off of State St. The event will consist of teams of three people riding self made toboggans, consisting of only cardboard and duct-tape, down a hill in "time trial" style for prizes and bragging rights. There will also be a prize awarded for the best decorated toboggan. The entry fee per team is $10 or 6 non-perishable food items. Spectators are encouraged to bring donations. This fun filled event hosted by Circle K International is intended to raise money and non-perishables for our local food banks. Your participation or attendance would be greatly appreciated. For more information and registration packets contact Mackenzie Pahl at This event is dependent upon weather and may be postponed.

Chippewa Lake Ice Fishing Tournament

From 3:00PM to 5:00PM

The Chippewa Lake Ice Fishing Tournament will take place on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the check-in location of the Eastbay General Store by 3pm. Tournament kicks off at 3:30pm! Tournament fee of $20 per person with an optional Pan Fish Contest fee of an additional $10. Prizes for the largest pike include: $200 for first place, and Hand Auger for second place. For the Pan Fish Individual Contest: $75 for first place, and Tip-Up/Fishing Pole for second place. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and all participants are encouraged to sign-up now through February 22, 2014 at Eastbay General Store *Sponsored by the Chippewa Lake Fireworks Association* For more information, contact Travis Palmer at 231.349.0869

Big Rapids Middle School - Beauty And The Beast

From 7:00PM to 10:00PM

Big Rapids Middle School Theatre Presents, "A Tale As Old As Time!" A performance of Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR. is a part of the Big Rapids Festival of the Arts and is open to the public at Big Rapids High School Auditorium on February 21st at 7:00pm and 22nd at 2:00pm. Ticket prices are $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children and students, and can be purchased at the door. If you have further questions, please contact the Big Rapids Middle School at 231.796.9965, or email director Katie McInnis at