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Community Events

  • 05/27/2016 - Storytime and Crafts for Children on Friday, May 27th
    The Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library is having Storytime and Crafts for Children on Friday, May 27th from 10:15AM-11AM

  • 05/27/2016 - Montmorency County VFW #2356 Friday Fish Fry on May 27th
    The Montmorency County VFW #2356 is having a Friday Fish Fry on May 27th from 4-6:45PM (with Carry Outs until 7PM) You'll have a choice of Alaskan Walleye or Cod with french fries or a baked potato, cole slaw, a roll & beverage. Adults - $8.50 & Children (5-12 yrs old) - $4.25. There is even an Early Bird Special from 4-5PM on Walleye & Cod dinners for $8.00. There's also a 7 piece Butterfly Shrimp Dinner for $9.50. While you are there, go see the Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale which will be featuring various great tasting baked goods.

  • 05/27/2016 - Hawks Spring Fling is this Memorial Day Weekend
    The Hawks Spring Fling is this Memorial Day weekend. It's starts on Friday, may 27th and goes until Sunday, May 29th. There will be bands, dancing, chicken barbecue, a parade, horseshoe tournament and a softball tournament. Come and enjoy the fun!

  • 05/28/2016 - New Life Lutheran Church Annual Garden Festival
    It's time for the New Life Lutheran Church Annual Garden Festival on Saturday, May 28th, from 10AM-1PM. The church is located about 3/4 of a mile south of White Pines National Golf Course off of Hubbard lake Rd, south of Hubbard Lake. Join them under the garden tent for green plants, perennials & annuals just in time for your spring gardening to begin. There's also other hand craft items available including wood craft, patio & garden items, homemade baked goods, pantry items, frozen foods, RADA cutlery and much more. Luncheon served from 11AM-1PM with assorted salads, rolls, pie & beverages.

  • 05/28/2016 - Annual Rummage Sale May 27th & 28th at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lewiston
    Come to the Annual Rummage Sale at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (3805 County Rd. 612) in Lewiston on Friday, May 27th from 9AM-3PM & Saturday, May 28th from 9AM-2PM. There will be clothing, furniture, indoor & outdoor items, knick knacks, food, etc. Come join the fun! (To donate items for dropping off, contact Ellen at 786-7946 or Sharon at 786-3939)

  • 05/28/2016 - Alpena Garden Club Perennial Sale
    The Alpena Garden Club Perennial Sale is Saturday, May 28th at the Outdoor Farmers' Market in downtown Alpena from 8AM-1PM. Contact Marilyn Ross at (989) 356-2469 for more information.

  • 05/28/2016 - Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest at the Domaci Art Gallery in downtown Rogers City
    The Purple Martin for Kids & Domaci Art Gallery present a Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest at the Domaci Art gallery in downtown Rogers City on May 28th. The Chalk Art Contest starts at 2PM, Pavilion Dance & Facepainting at 8PM & a Wish Lantern Release is at 10:15PM. For more information go to www.thepurplemartin.org

  • 05/28/2016 - Honor Military Veterans of the Area Who've Given Their Lives for our Country
    If you are looking for an old fashioned opportunity to honor the military veterans of the area who've given their lives for our country, stop by Leer Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 28th at 11AM. The VFW Post 2496 Honor Guard will conduct a ceremony complete with a 21-gun salute. Afterward there will be a slide show featuring local veterans, a picnic lunch with hot dogs, salads, desserts and beverages for a freewill offering. There will also be a raffle for a patriotic lap quilt and the Leer Heritage Museum will be open from 10:30AM-3PM.

  • 05/28/2016 - South Shore Hubbard Lake Fire Department is having a Community Wide Garage Sale
    The South Shore Hubbard Lake Fire Department is having a Community Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 28th from 12noon-4PM. It will be held at the South Shore Fire Department Community Center (located at the corner of Mt. Maria & Hill Street). You can rent a table for $15 plus a baked good item or just stop in for a large selection of all types of second hand treasures! For more information or to reserve your table email sshlfiredept@gmail.com

  • 05/28/2016 - Lewiston Lions Club is Hosting a Pancake Breakfast
    The Lewiston Lions Club is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 28th from 8AM-12noon at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Lewiston. This event is in support of Boy Scout Troop 18 and Venture Crew 7018 that are charted to the Lewiston Lions. There will be a free will offering with the money going toward supporting troop & crew equipment and summer camp fees.

  • 05/28/2016 - Hubbard Lake Farmer's Market Grand Opening of the Season
    The Hubbard Lake Farmer's Market will have their grand opening of the season on Saturday, May 28th from 9AM-12noon behind the Hubbard Lake Community Center. Vendors will have a variety of items including seasonal produce, canned items, farm fresh eggs, plants and crafts. New vendor's are welcome and can go to their facebook page to find an application or call Leslie at (989) 358-7181 for more information.

  • 05/28/2016 - Purple Martin Mania in Rogers City this Memorial Day Weekend
    It's Purple Martin Mania in Rogers City this Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, May 28th there will be a chalk drawing contest at Domaci Gallery, a dance at the beach pavilion, and wish lanterns will be released after the dance. Visit local businesses to enjoy the "purple" deals throughout the weekend!

  • 05/29/2016 - Arts And Craft Show
    Arts And Craft Show - Memorial Weekend at the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse - 7 miles north of Rogers City on US-23 - Friday May 27th - Sunday 29th between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM each day. Free admission. For more information call 734-4587

  • 05/29/2016 - Pig Roast by the "Guys Like Us" Group at Friends Together
    There is a Pig Roast with baked beans, baked potato & more sponsored by the "Guys Like Us" group at Friends Together on Sunday, May 29th at the Friends Together office on the corner of State St. & Prentiss in downtown Alpena. It's a great meal being served from 1-6PM for only $10 per person. Take-Outs are available. The proceeds go to benefit area cancer survivors through Friends Together. For more information call (989) 356-3231

  • 05/29/2016 - Open House at the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse
    There is an open house at the 40Mile Point Lighthouse (on US-23 - (7) miles north of Rogers CIty) on May 27th, 28th & 29th from 10AM to 4PM each day. It's FREE of charge and the lighthouse museum, fog signal building, Calcite Pilot House and gift shop will be open for the first time this year. Visitors can climb the tower, board the pilot house see the shipwreck on the beach and enjoy a nice spring day on the Lake Huron Shores. On May 28th & 29th artisans & craftspeople will be there at a crafts show from 10AM-4PM. Maritime concerts featuring "Songs of the Great Lakes" and Dan Hall be playing on Sunday the 29th. Kiwanis Club of Rogers City will have their famous whitefish sandwiches & more Saturday & Sunday. For more information call (989) 734-4587 or go to www.40milepointlighthouse.org

  • 05/31/2016 - American Red Cross "Blood Drive" - Alpena
    The American Red Cross will be holding a "Blood Drive" on Tuesday, May 31st from 1PM-6:45PM at the Alpena Mall (2380 US-23 South) in Alpena.

  • 05/31/2016 - Bottle Drive to benefit Alpena Wrestling
    There is a Bottle Drive to benefit Alpena Wrestling at Jimmie Garant's Party Store on Tuesday, May 31st from 3-7:30 PM. Tell friends and family to save their cans and bottles! You can drop them off at Jimmie Garant's or if you would like them to pick up your cans & bottles, please call coach Matt Hepburn at (989) 884-3055

  • 06/01/2016 - The Besser Male Chorus presents their Annual Spring Concert
    The Besser Male Chorus presents their Annual Spring Concert on Wednesday, June 1st at 7PM at the Aplex (701 Woodward Ave) in Alpena. Tickets are $10 or Patron Tickets for $25.

  • 06/01/2016 - A Matter of Balance PATH Self-Management Workshop iat the Diocese of Gaylord
    A Matter of Balance PATH (Personal Actions Toward Health) self-management workshop is being held at the Diocese of Gaylord on Wednesday, June 1st at 9AM. Call to register at (231) 627-7089

  • 06/01/2016 - Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council
    The Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will hold it's membership meeting on Wednesday, June 1st at the VFW Hall (2900 Connon St.) at the corner of Brooke & Connon St, near Diamonds Point in Alpena. Lunch will be served. All UAW members & spouses are urged to attend. Bring a can of food for the needy. Call for reservations at 356-4959 or 727-4080. For more information, call Nick on Wednesday or Thursday between 10AM-2PM at 727-4080

  • 06/01/2016 - McLaren Northern Michigan is Promoting Men's Health with "Healthy Gaylord"
    McLaren Northern Michigan is promoting men's health with "Healthy Gaylord" on Wednesday, June 1st from 8-9AM at the Otsego Sportsplex (1250 Gornick Ave) in Gaylord. Frederick Berg, a Urologist at McLaren Nothern Michigan will discuss the signs and symptoms of BPH as well as treatment options. For more information call (800) 248-6777 or go online at northernhealth.org

  • 06/02/2016 - Queen Isabella Circle 975 is Having their Ladies Meeting
    The Queen Isabella Circle 975 is having their ladies meeting on Thursday, June 2nd at 6PM at the 19th Hole in Alpena. It's their last meeting until September. For reservations call June at (989) 354-4605.

  • 06/03/2016 - Drive Buy Fireworks Bracelet Sales Event
    Stop by the Drive Buy Fireworks Bracelet Sales Event on Friday, June 3rd from 11AM-5PM at the Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union (1100 S. Bagley St) in Alpena. Here is your chance to get your fireworks supporter glow-in-the-dark bracelet, they are only $5. The Chamber Ambassadors will be selling bracelets at the credit union all day to help raise money for this year's fireworks.

  • 06/03/2016 - Montmorency County VFW #2356 Friday Fish Fry on June 3rd
    The Montmorency County VFW #2356 is having a Friday Fish Fry on June 3rd from 4-6:45PM (with Carry Outs until 7PM) You'll have a choice of Alaskan Walleye or Cod with french fries or a baked potato, cole slaw, a roll & beverage. Adults - $8.50 & Children (5-12 yrs old) - $4.25. There is even an Early Bird Special from 4-5PM on Walleye & Cod dinners for $8.00. There's also a 7 piece Butterfly Shrimp Dinner for $9.50. While you are there, go see the Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale which will be featuring various great tasting baked goods.

  • 06/03/2016 - Archaeological Finds at 40 Mile Point Lighthouse
    Join in for what promises to be an informative & interesting evening at the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse (7-miles north of Rogers City) on Friday, June 3rd at 6PM. Dr. Sara Surface-Evans (Assistant Professor at Central Michigan University (CMU)) will be at the pavilion to report of the results of the 2015 archaeological investigation at the park and do a demonstration of how they clean artifacts. It's FREE to attend. For more information call (989) 734-4587, find them on Facebook or go to www.40milepointlighthouse.org

  • 06/03/2016 - Alpena County Library hosting an author Jack Lessenberry - Discussion about Frank Kelly
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library will be hosting an author visit with Jack Lessenberry on Friday, June 3rd at 1PM. He is the co-author of the book, "Frank Kelly: The People's Lawyer". Discussion will focus on the importance of former Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelly, and why his story deserves to be told. For more information call the library at (989) 356-6188

  • 06/04/2016 - Northern Lights Arena's 2016 Indoor Car Show
    Come to Northern Lights Arena's 2016 Indoor Car Show on Saturday, June 4th from 10AM-3PM at Northern Lights Arena on Woodward Ave in Alpena. For more information call (989)358-0652 or go to northernlightsarena.com

  • 06/04/2016 - 10th Annual Rummage Sale at Hope Lutheran Church
    Come to the 10th Annual Rummage Sale at Hope Lutheran Church (5462 W. Nicholson Hill Rd.) in Hubbard Lake on Friday, June 3rd from 8AM-3PM & Saturday, June 4th from 9AM-12noon. There will be household items, sporting goods, clothing, books...you name it, they'll have it! Something for everyone! Coffee & Doughnut - $1, Hot Dog & Pop - $1. Proceeds go to Food for the Poor, Inc. Contact Patti at 727-9154 for more information.

  • 06/04/2016 - Hospice of Michigan / Exchange Club of Alpena 16th Annual Golf Outing
    Hospice of Michigan, CA/N Team (Child Abuse & Neglect Team), Baby Pantry & the Exchange Club of Alpena is having their 16th Annual Golf Outing on Saturday, June 4th at the River's Edge Golf Course (6373 Werth Rd - Alpena), It's a 4-person scramble with (18) holes of golf with a cart & lunch after the golf. Donuts, coffee & juice available at 8:30AM. Registration is at 9AM with a shotgun start at 10AM. The cost is $75 per person (or $60 for River's Edge members) $300 per team ($100 to hold your spot) or $500 per gold sponsorship team (which includes tee sign). There will be door prizes & prizes for longest drive; closest to the pin; putting contest & a hole-in-one contest. Also 1st place team for men, women & mixed teams. For more information call Rob at (989) 916-5357

  • 06/04/2016 - St. Paul Lutheran Church's Annual Garage Sale - Hubbard Lake
    St. Paul Lutheran Church's Annual Garage Sale starts on Friday June 3rd from 9AM-5PM at the church gym (6891 Nicholson Hill Rd. - Hubbard Lake) It's open on Friday, June 3rd from 9AM-5PM & Saturday, June 4th from 9AM-3PM. It also continues next Friday & Saturday (June 10th & 11th) There will be something for everyone! For any questions or more information call Teri at (989) 727-2496

  • 06/05/2016 - Euchre Tournament at the Barton City Eagles 4141
    Come and have fun at the Euchre Tournament on Sunday, June 5th at the Barton City Eagles 4141 at 671 Sanborn Rd. Registration is $15 which includes a meal from 12noon-2PM and the games begin at 2PM. They are paying (4) places with a 50/50 and more. For more information call (989) 736-3050

  • 06/06/2016 - "Walking With Ease" - Rogers City
    Come to "Walking With Ease". It's a free (6) week program starting on Monday, June 6th at 4:30PM at Rehabilitation Services (201 S. Bradley Hwy, Suite 6) in Rogers City. There will be physical activities education & walking for every fitness level. Get motivated, get started, keep going & feel better! Registration is required. Call (989) 356-8124

  • 06/08/2016 - American Red Cross will be holding a "Blood Drive" at the United Methodist Church in Alpena
    The American Red Cross will be holding a "Blood Drive" on Wednesday, June 8th from 11:30AM-5:15PM at the United Methodist Church (167 Ripley Blvd) in Alpena. For more information call 1-800-RED CROSS

  • 06/10/2016 - Montmorency County VFW #2356 Friday Fish Fry on June 10th
    The Montmorency County VFW #2356 is having a Friday Fish Fry on June 10th from 4-6:45PM (with Carry Outs until 7PM) You'll have a choice of Alaskan Walleye or Cod with french fries or a baked potato, cole slaw, a roll & beverage. Adults - $8.50 & Children (5-12 yrs old) - $4.25. There is even an Early Bird Special from 4-5PM on Walleye & Cod dinners for $8.00. There's also a 7 piece Butterfly Shrimp Dinner for $9.50. While you are there, go see the Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale which will be featuring various great tasting baked goods.

  • 06/10/2016 - Learn the Telltale Signs of Scams & Learn How to Minimize Your Risk
    Learn the telltale signs of scams & learn how to minimize your risk. Or maybe what to do if you become a victim of identity theft. They'll also talk about home repair & improvement scams & in-home care & senior residences. Join us at the Rogers City Library on Thursday, June 9th & Friday, June 10th from 11AM-2PM each day. There will be (4) informative presentations for FREE from the Department of Attorney General's office. Be informed & be aware. For more information go to www.pidl.org

  • 06/11/2016 - "Walk Me Home...To The Place I Belong" 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser for Child and Family Services
    Come and support the "Walk Me Home...To The Place I Belong" 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser for Child and Family Services of Northeast Michigan on Saturday, June 11th at 9AM at the Duck Park (on the corner of Chisholm St. & Long Rapids Rd.) in Alpena. To register or donate, go to www.firstgiving.com/walkmehome/nemichigan2016. Call (989) 356-4567 for more information.

  • 06/11/2016 - Rogers City Spring Fest Arts & Crafts Show
    You're invited to the Rogers City Spring Fest Arts & Crafts Show at Westminster Park in downtown Rogers City on Saturday, June 11th from 10AM-5PM. Enjoy many talented artists, musicians and crafts people from all over Michigan. There will also be a bake sale and other vendors too. There will be kids activities and bounce houses for the kids. The Kiwanis Fish Shack will have their famous whitefish sandwiches and fries and much more again this year! Admission is free. This event is sponsored by the Rogers City Kiwanis Club and the Rogers City High School Key Club Youth Group. For more information call (989) 734-4587

  • 06/11/2016 - St. Paul Lutheran Church's Annual Garage Sale continues this Friday & Saturday
    St. Paul Lutheran Church's Annual Garage Sale continues this Friday & Saturday at the church gym (6891 Nicholson Hill Rd. - Hubbard Lake) It's open on Friday, June 10th from 9AM-5PM & Saturday, June 11th from 9AM-3PM. There will be something for everyone! For any questions or more information call Teri at (989) 727-2496

  • 06/11/2016 - Teddy Bear Equestrian Horse Show
    The Teddy Bear Equestrian Horse Show is Saturday, June 11th at 10AM at Optimist Acres. It's sponsored by the Alpena County Horsemen's Club. Leave your show clothes at home! The public is welcome. Call Fran @ (989) 727-4207 for more information.

  • 06/11/2016 - Family & Friends - Remembering Our Children Walk
    Family & Friends, join in and celebrate the life and memory of our children that have died at the R.O.C. (Remembering Our Children) Walk on Saturday, June 11th at 10AM at the Alpena County Fairgrounds. The walk will last for about 1 hour as we walk to the "Tree of Remembrance", then back to the fairgrounds. A short gathering and light refreshments will be provided after the walk.Feel free to wear a T-shirt with a picture of your child. We will walk rain or shine. For more information call Polly at 356-0849, Karen at 358-2251 or email to rememberourchildren@yahoo.com

  • 06/12/2016 - Benefit for Calvin Domke to help defray Medical, Lodging and Travel Expenses
    There is a benefit for Calvin Domke to help defray medical, lodging and travel expenses on Sunday, June 12th from 12noon-3PM at St. Augustine Church in the parish in Hillman. The dinner includes homemade pasta, garlic bread, tossed salad. dessert and beverages for a free will donation. Call 884-1198 for more information or to offer to help at the event.

  • 06/16/2016 - Pampered Chef Fundraiser for The Alpena Tunnel of Towers 5K Run / Walk
    There is an informational meeting / kickoff for a Pampered Chef Fundraiser for The Tunnel of Towers Foundation for the Alpena Tunnel of Towers 5K Run / Walk on June 16th from 6-7PM at the Thunder Bay Winery. The public is invited to attend...bring friends, drink some wine, have some snacks and help support an amazing cause.Profits will be donated to the foundation. Foe more information call Melanie at (989) 657-9855

  • 06/17/2016 - Montmorency County VFW #2356 Friday Fish Fry on June 17th
    The Montmorency County VFW #2356 is having a Friday Fish Fry on June 17th from 4-6:45PM (with Carry Outs until 7PM) You'll have a choice of Alaskan Walleye or Cod with french fries or a baked potato, cole slaw, a roll & beverage. Adults - $8.50 & Children (5-12 yrs old) - $4.25. There is even an Early Bird Special from 4-5PM on Walleye & Cod dinners for $8.00. There's also a 7 piece Butterfly Shrimp Dinner for $9.50. While you are there, go see the Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale which will be featuring various great tasting baked goods.

  • 06/22/2016 - A PATH (Personal Actions Toward Health) Self-Management Training - NEMCSA Annex - Alpena
    A PATH (Personal Actions Toward Health) self-management training workshop is being held at the NEMCSA Annex in Alpena starting on Monday, June 22nd at 9AM. Call to register at (989) 356-4616

  • 06/24/2016 - Montmorency County VFW #2356 Friday Fish Fry on June 24th
    The Montmorency County VFW #2356 is having a Friday Fish Fry on June 24th from 4-6:45PM (with Carry Outs until 7PM) You'll have a choice of Alaskan Walleye or Cod with french fries or a baked potato, cole slaw, a roll & beverage. Adults - $8.50 & Children (5-12 yrs old) - $4.25. There is even an Early Bird Special from 4-5PM on Walleye & Cod dinners for $8.00. There's also a 7 piece Butterfly Shrimp Dinner for $9.50. While you are there, go see the Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale which will be featuring various great tasting baked goods.

  • 06/24/2016 - The Longest Day Alzheimer's Association Benefit
    Join in on the evening of fun at The Longest Day Alzheimer's Association Benefit on Friday, June 24th at the First Presbyterian Church (1600 W. Chisholm St.) from 4-10PM. They have events for the entire family! Face Painting, Bake Sale, Chinese Raffle & Fire Truck Tours. There will also by music by "Music For You Band" at 5PM & Ann Griffin at 7PM. There is also a Euchre tournament starting at 7PM and Canvas Painting from 7-8:30PM. Also, make sure you come for dinner! They will be selling brats courtesy of Nowicki's Sausage Shoppe.

  • 06/25/2016 - Rogers City Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 2-Person Cash Golf Tournament
    The Rogers City Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 2-Person Cash Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 25th at the Rogers City Country Club (4796 Golf Course Rd, Rogers CIty) There will be a 8:30AM shotgun start. Prizes include a $1000 1st place prize, the top 5 teams win cash, skins game and win a car for a hole-in-one! The cost is $60 per person or $120 per team. Lunch is included. Register before June 15th to guarantee your spot. Only (36) teams will compete. To register you must call the Rogers City Chamber at (989) 734-2535

  • 06/25/2016 - Celebrate Log Cabin Day at Besser Museum
    Come Celebrate Log Cabin Day at Besser Museum (491 Johnson St.) in Alpena on Saturday, June 25th from 12noon-4PM. Besser Museum has partnered with the Michigan DNR to experience life as it was over 100 years ago in Alpena! Come enjoy guided tours, learn about star-lore with mini planetarium shows & enjoy music by Pickin' for People.There's also many more things to see including learning about birds of prey, moon phases & how farmers know when to plant their fields and more. There will also be a huge art sale & a strawberry shortcake social. It's fun for the whole family. Adults - $5, Kids - $3 & Family - $12. For more information call the museum at (989) 356.2202 or go to www.bessermuseum.org

  • 06/25/2016 - 7th Annual Long Lake Lights Festivall
    The 7th Annual Long Lake Lights Festival is on Saturday, June 25th with fun for the whole family! Events include the South Beach Triathilon (Registration from 7:30-8:30AM at Long Lake Park. Starts at 9AM - $25 per participant); an Arts and Crafts Show starting at 12noon (Spaces available for $20); Horseshoe Tournaments (Registration at 11AM, starts at 12noon), Live Entertainment from 4-11PM (featuring Charles & Kris from Charlie & the Bourbons & The Legacy); Volleyball Tournament (Registration at 11AM, starts at 12noon); Kids Zone; Food & Drink vendors and many other fun family activities including a Fireworks Show at dark!

  • 06/26/2016 - St. Dominic's Summer Festival
    Everyone is invited to St. Dominic's Summer Festival on Sunday, June 26th from 12noon-5:30PM on the parish grounds (9269 County Rd. 441) in Posen.There will be door prizes, raffle prizes, games, a bake sale, an extensive Chinese raffle and live music by Anne & The Polka Pals from 1-5PM. Enjoy the famous barbecued chicken dinners for $10 per person, $9 for a petite portion, or a children's portion for $4. Call (989) 766-2694 for more information.

  • 07/01/2016 - Montmorency County VFW #2356 Friday Fish Fry on July 1st
    The Montmorency County VFW #2356 is having a Friday Fish Fry on July 1st from 4-6:45PM (with Carry Outs until 7PM) You'll have a choice of Alaskan Walleye or Cod with french fries or a baked potato, cole slaw, a roll & beverage. Adults - $8.50 & Children (5-12 yrs old) - $4.25. There is even an Early Bird Special from 4-5PM on Walleye & Cod dinners for $8.00. There's also a 7 piece Butterfly Shrimp Dinner for $9.50. While you are there, go see the Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale which will be featuring various great tasting baked goods.

  • 08/02/2016 - A Savvy Caregivers Workshop - Otsego Memorial Hospital (OMH)
    A Savvy Caregivers workshop is being held at Otsego Memorial Hospital (OMH) - Professional Building on Tuesday, August 2nd at 6PM. Call to register at (989) 732-1122

  • 08/11/2016 - A Matter of Balance PATH Self-Management workshop - University Center - Gaylord - August
    A Matter of Balance PATH (Personal Actions Toward Health) self-management workshop is being held at the University Center - Room 105 in Gaylord on Thursday, August 11th at 9;30AM. Call to register at (989) 732-1122

  • 09/12/2016 - A Matter of Balance PATH (Personal Actions Toward Health) - Gaylord
    A Matter of Balance PATH (Personal Actions Toward Health) self-management workshop is being held at the Otsego Memorial Hospital (OMH) conference room in Gaylord on Monday, September 12th at 6PM. Call to register at (989) 732-1122

  • 06/25/2016 - Celebrate Log Cabin Day at Besser Museum
    Come Celebrate Log Cabin Day at Besser Museum (491 Johnson St.) in Alpena on Saturday, June 25th from 12noon-4PM. Besser Museum has partnered with the Michigan DNR to experience life as it was over 100 years ago in Alpena! Come enjoy guided tours, learn about star-lore with mini planetarium shows & enjoy music by Pickin' for People.There's also many more things to see including learning about birds of prey, moon phases & how farmers know when to plant their fields and more. There will also be a huge art sale & a strawberry shortcake social. It's fun for the whole family & it's FREE! For more information go to www.bessermuseum.org

  • 05/28/2016 - South Shore Hubbard Lake Fire Department is having a Community Wide Garage Sale
    The South Shore Hubbard Lake Fire Department is having a Community Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 28th from 12noon-4PM. It will be held at the South Shore Fire Department Community Center (located at the corner of Mt. Maria & Hill Street). You can rent a table for $15 plus a baked good item or just stop in for a large selection of all types of second hand treasures! For more information or to reserve your table email sshlfiredept@gmail.com

  • 09/24/2016 - Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers 5K Run & Walk Alpena
    Come to the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers 5K Run & Walk Alpena on Saturday, September 24th at 10AM at the Alpena Band Shell. Run & walk to honor our bravest as we follow the footsteps of 9/11 hero, firefighter Stephen Siller to ensure that we never forget and honor the sacrifices of our 1st responders and military heros. There will be an event T-shirt, post run events and great fundraising incentives. All proceeds will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, including the Building for America's Bravest program, which builds specially adapted, custom designed smart homes to help restore independence and improve the quality of life for our nation's most catastrophically injured service members. For more information or to get more involved, call Sharon at (989) 356-0355 or go to T2TRUN.org


  • Ongoing Events

  • 12/31/2014 - NOTE - THESE EVENTS CONTINUE ON A REGULAR BASIS - FOR DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS SCROLL DOWN
    The alpena farmers market is open every saturday from 8am-1pm behind city hall in alpena, and on wednesday evenings from 4pm-7pm next to the center building in downtown alpena. there are a wide variety of goods, locally grown and produced, by several local businesses and farms.

    Taking Pride in Alpena South Corridor Grant Funding Efforts would like to invite everyone to come by the Thunder Bowl Lanes for 3 Fun-
    raiser's on May 22, June 19 and July 17. There will be team bowling and fun with 50/50's and door prizes. Cost is $60 per land, 4-5 bowlers for one hour. You can call thunder Bowl at 354-2411 to reserve your lane. For more information call Dennis at 989-356-5521.

    Mid Michigan Health center Alpena is offering a series of Quit Smoking sessions. Session Options range from April 13 through August 18th, and there is a class fee of $15 For more information or to register, call 356-8124.

    Living On, an ongoing support group where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, meets on the second Monday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Michigan office on Chisholm Street in Alpena. The group focuses on expressing feelings and experiences related to loss in a supportive, caring and non-judgemental environment. The group is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Hospice of Michigan.

    The Salvation Army is offering Energy Assistance Outreach Services in Alpena to address the heating needs of those most vulnerable this winter. Programs are available for a variety of income levels. If you are struggling to pay your monthly bills, set up an appointment with a local caseworker. For more information, call 358-2769.

    The Alpena Light of Hope Clubhouse, part of Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health, is an organization that provides psychological rehabilitation for adults with mental illness. That includes transitional employment for people who are in various stages of job readiness. The program can provide benefits for both individuals and employers. For more information, call 356-8468.

    District Health Department No. 4 offers a free breast and cervical screening program for women ages 40-64 who qualify. Insurance is accepted. Both breast and cervical cancer are curable if detected early. The department currently has openings in its September screening clinics. To register for a screening, call 356-4507 or 1-800-221-0294.

    Northeast Michigan Affordable Housing is offering help to people facing forclosure or having difficulties making mortgage payments. All of its services are free. For more information, call 1-866-229-6471.

    'The Caring Place Adult Day Care Center' in Alpena offers a safe and stimulating environment for stroke survivors, people with Alzheimers disease or dimentia, or those who just can't stay home alone. For more information, call 358-7928.

    The Salvation Army is Encouraging area boys in grades 1 through 5 to join the Explorer Adventure Corps program, which meets at The Salvation Army building on North Second Ave. in Alpena on Wednesday evenings. For more information on the group, contact the Salvation Army.

    The NEO Teen Helpline (1-800-272-8336) is now taking calls from teens who need someone to talk to, and feel there is no one around to listen. Callers can discuss any problem. All calls are confidential and can be anonymous. Phones are open weekdays from 2 to 9 p.m.

    Staff members of the Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District are available to speak to different groups around the Northeast Michigan Region. The AMA ESD hopes to better communicate with area communities about the programs and services it offers. To learn more about booking a speaker for your event, call 354-3101.   

    As part of an emergency shelter grant, the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency is offering Rental / Utility and Eviction / Foreclosure assistance for qualifying households in Northeast Michigan. To prescreen, call the crisis prevention program at 989-471-3277 Or toll-free at 1-866-270-0687.

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    There will be a grief share taking place at Friends Together on prentiss street in Alpena, each Thursday from 6pm-7:30pm. All who have suffered any type of loss are encouraged to attend. For more information call 354-2730.

    There will be foster parent informational meetings on the first Monday of each month at Holy Cross Children's Services on Second Avenue in Alpena. The meetings will begin at 6 p.m. Attendees will learn about the licensing process and will have an opportunity to ask questions. For more information, contact Peggy Krajniak at (989) 255-1177.

    Ossineke United Methodist Church is offering a unique style of service involving worship, singing and talking to God using the style of Taize. The services will be offered the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the church.

    The East Shore Art Guild and Gallery will hold free open art work sessions every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Alcona County EMS Building on M-72. Participants must bring their own art supplies. For more information contact: Bernie Blaszak at (989) 724-6347.

    Friends Together will host "Guys Like Us," an event especially for men with a cancer experience, every Wednesday at 10 a.m. The event takes place at the Friends Together Center (1013 State Street, Alpena). For more information, contact Friends Together at 356-3231.

    Friends Together will host "Friends Together Weekly" events for everyone touched by cancer on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. The events will take place at the Friends Together Center (1013 State Street, Alpena). For more information, contact Friends Together at 356-3231

    The East Shore Art Guild will hold free art work sessions every Thursday from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Alcona County EMS building. Bring your own art supplies. Call Bernie at (989) 724-6347 for more information.

    The Posen branch of the Presque Isle County Library will hold knitting and crocheting sessions from 10 until noon every Friday. All levels are welcome, and one-on-one instructions are available. For more information, call (989) 766-2233.

    Friends Together will host "Caregivers Connect" events on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdayof each month at 6 p.m. The programs are free and take place at the Friends Together Center (1013 State Street, Alpena). For more information, contact Friends Together at 356-3231.

    The Caregiver Support Group invites anyone caring for a loved one with a debilitating disease to join them at their regular meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at Cabin Creek Coffee in Alpena. For more information, call 356-1030 or 657-9069.

    The Circle of Parents, Kinship Care Group meets every Thursday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Alpena Senior Center. The group is for grandparents and other caregivers raising children.

    Hospice of the Sunrise Shore is hosting two monthly support groups. One meets in Alpena on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. in Suite 201 of "The Center Building" on Second Avenue. The other meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at 150 S. Third Street in Rogers City. For more information, call 1-800-664-8587.

    Reformers Unanimous, a group seeking to help people with addicitions, meets every Friday night at the Mio Baptist Church from 7-9 p.m. The program is free and open to all adults. For more information, call 989-745-4432.

    The Alpena Breast Cancer Support Group will meet on the final Monday of each month (the 3rd Monday of May and December) in 2009 in the Mid Michigan Health Center Alpena Cafeteria Conference Room from 7-9 p.m. For more information, call 354-4912 or 356-0475.

    Hospice of Michigan Looking for Volunteers - in Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. Call Sally (989) 358-4293 or Anna (989) 358-4294 for information.

    Community Prayer Meetings - At 12 noon on the second Tuesday of each month at the Alpena Civic Center. Local pastors and lay persons pray for Government, Schools, and Businesses in the non denominational sessions. All are welcome.

    Alpena County Alzheimers Support Group - Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:00am First Presbyterian Church in Alpena.

    Adult Day Care Center Assistance - Available through District Health Department 4... Call your local District 4 Health Office For More Information.

    District Health Department 4 offers various Immunization Clinics. Call your local District 4 Health Office For Dates and times or for More Information.

    District Health Department No. 4 offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings for those who qualify. For more information Call your local District 4 Health Office For More Information.

    Women, Infant and Children free supplemental Food services are available through District Health Department No. 4 by appointment. Call your local District 4 Health Office For More Information.

    District Health Department No. 4 welcomes new WIC Bridge Cards as of November 14. For more information on who the cards can help, contact the Health Department.

    District Health Department No. 4 delivers home health care services and makes house calls. Call your local District 4 Health Office For More Information.

    District Health Department No. 4 in Alpena offers Reproductive Health Services for men and women of childbearing age by appointment. Parental consent for teens is not necessary but is strongly encouraged. Call your local District 4 Health Office For More Information.

    The Alpena Police Department is offering free cable gun locks to area gun owners. They are provided by Project Child Safe and there is a maximum of four per person. They are available any time during the day at the department headquarters.

    Reformers Anonymous, an international addictions program, will be held at the Mio Baptist Church every Friday night from 7-9 p.m. The program is free and open to all adults 18 and older. For more information, call 826-3944 or visit www.reformu.com.