While the Grand Rapids Griffins are on the road, you can still get your hockey fix. The Muskegon Lumberjacks have a home game tonight at 7 p.m. vs Team USA U17. Mercy Health Arena’s concession stands are back open so you can grab some game grub. Masks are required to enter and sanitation stations have been placed throughout the arena. The public is also asked to receive their tickets digitally to provide a contactless entry. More info can be found at muskegonlumberjacks.com.
Winterfest is taking place on Saturday in Lowell at the Wittenbach Wege Center for Agriscience and environmental education. This free event runs from 10 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon. It features snowshoeing, winter bird projects and crafts, trail games, scavenger hunts, an ice candle demonstration, archery, and more. Bundle up and bring the whole family out. There are even beginning orienteering classes available! Hot cocoa will be on hand for one dollar and popcorn is free.
Meanwhile, a magical ice fest is being held in St. Joseph all weekend long. Ice carving competitions, scavenger hunts, interactive ice exhibits, and even a fish toss will be among the many fun activities to either watch or participate in. Make it a weekend and stay at one of their comfy accommodations.
John Ball Zoo is teaming up with Meijer Gardens for the next two Saturdays as they continue their Virtual Safari Series. This Saturday's program will virtually bring you to both locations as we learn about toad-ally awesome amphibians. What makes a poison dart frog poisonous? What do you call a group of toads? Get those questions answered and have a ribbiting good time. Plus you’ll leap on over to Frederick Meijer gardens to explore sculptures and get a tutorial for an activity you can do at home. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. More info can be found at jbzoo.org..