A "Polar Bear Dance," snow sculpting and dog sled rides are on tap for the Ely Winter Festival Friday through Feb. 10 in Ely, Minn. The annual event celebrates the history and culture of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Other highlights include snowmobile races, cross country skiing, a voyageur encampment, International Wolf Center programs, concerts and a dinner and ball. More information available at 1-218-365-7669 or www.elywinterfestival.com. Colleen A. Coles