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Community Events

  • 07/31/2014 - Alpena Band Free Concerts
    The Alpena City Band provides free concerts to the public every Thursday in July from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Alpena City Bandshell. For more information, visit the band's Facebook page. (CLICK HERE)

  • 07/31/2014 - Presentation on Skin Cancer
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Barb Riggs from Hospice of the Sunrise Shore on July 31 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on skin cancer. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 07/31/2014 - Family Movie Matinee
    On Thursdays in July there will be a Family Movie Matinee at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 2 p.m. Enjoy a newly released DVD and theatre style popcorn. Call 724-6796 for details.

  • 07/31/2014 - Sports Physicals for Students
    Healthwise Medical Clinic in Alpena will offer sports physicals for high school juniors and seniors on July 31 from 1-3:30 p.m. The cost is $12. A current sports physical is required to try out for any athletic team. For more information, contact the Clinic.

  • 08/01/2014 - Atlanta American Legion Dinner
    The Atlanta American Legion hosts an all-you-can-eat dinner on the first and third Friday of each month. The cost is $8 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12; those 3 and younger can eat for free. The public is welcome. For more information, call 785-2139 or 370-2682.

  • 08/01/2014 - Pickin For People Dinner and Concert
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Pickin' For People dinner and concert on Aug. 1. Dinner will be served from 5-6 p.m., followed by music from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $6 per person. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/01/2014 - Grand Lake Library Craft Club
    The Grand Lake Branch of the Presque Isle District Library's Craft Club will meet on Aug. 1 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library. The club meets on the first Friday of each month. For more information, call (989) 595-5051.

  • 08/01/2014 - Presque Isle Electric Sponsors Area Students in Leadership Programs
    The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center will host a 'Science on the Sphere' program called "Climate Change on the Sphere" July 29 through Aug. 1 with showtimes at 12:30, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. each day. The program will be led by Michigan State University student and Ocean Life alumnus Valerie Morel and should last about 25 minutes. For more information, call 356-8805.

  • 08/01/2014 - Mikado American Legion Fish Fry
    The Mikado American Legion hosts a fish fry on the first Friday of each month from 5-7 p.m. The menu also includes fries, veggies, coleslaw, rolls and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12 and free for those 5 and younger. For more information, call 736-9526.

  • 08/01/2014 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    There will be a storytime and craft for children at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library every Friday in August from 10:15-11 a.m. For more information, contact the library.

  • 08/01/2014 - Reception for James Hopp
    There will be an open reception and book signing for James Hopp at the Domaci Gallery in Rogers City on Aug. 1 from 6-10 p.m. The event is open to the public. Attendees can celebrate Hopp's new book, "Jewel by the 'Sweet Water Sea,'" a history of Rogers City. A collection of his photography will also be on display. For more information, contact the Domaci Gallery.

  • 08/02/2014 - Nautical Fest Car Show
    The 2014 Nautical City Festival Antique and Classic Car Show will be held on Aug. 2 in Rogers City's Westminster Park. Registration will take place from 8-11 a.m., followed by voting for multiple awards from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Awards will be announced at 2:30, then a Main Street Cruise starts at 3:30. The cost to register is $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event. For more information, or to register, call 734-4656.

  • 08/02/2014 - Nautical Run-Walk for Your Health
    The 32nd Annual Nautical Run-Walk for Your Health will be held Aug. 2 at Lakeside Park in Rogers City. The event is hosted by the Rogers City High School Cross Country Team. Registration runs from 7-8:30 a.m. Events, including a 6k Open Run-Walk and a 1-Mile Fun Run-Walk, begin at 8:45. Entry fees are $15 before July 27 and $20 after. For more information or to register, call 734-4691.

  • 08/02/2014 - Long Lake Fishing Tournament
    The Long Lake Improvement Association will hold a family fishing derby on Aug. 2 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dodge Marine and Storage. There will be over $1,000 in cash and prizes. There will be separate divisions for people 16 and older, and those 15 and younger. Anyone 15 and under will receive a prize. A $15 membership fee is required to participate. Membership cards are available at Buck's Bait and Tackle, Dodge Marine and Storage and the Parker House Restaurant. All proceeds benefit Long Lake Improvement Association projects. For more information, contact the Association.

  • 08/02/2014 - Senior Center Hosts Card Tournaments
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a pair of card tournaments on August 2. Spitzer runs from 2-5 p.m., followed by euchre from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $10 per person per tournament and includes a meal. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/02/2014 - Story Time with Miss Vickie
    The Grand Lake Branch of the Presque Isle District Library will host Story Time with Miss Vickie on Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Story time meets on the first Saturday of each month. For more information, call 595-5051.

  • 08/02/2014 - Hubbard Lake Boat Wash Demonstration
    There will be a Hubbard Lake Boat Wash Demonstration on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two sites on Hubbard Lake - the East Bay and South Shore DNR Boat Ramps. Officials with the Michigan DEQ and Huron Pines will show how a boat wash facility will combat aquatic invasive species. The event is sponsored by the Hubbard Lake Sportsman Improvement Association.

  • 08/03/2014 - Community Ecumenical Vacation Bible School
    First Presbyterian Church in Alpena will host a Community Ecumenical Vacation Bible School program called "Weird Animals: Where Jesus' Love is One of a Kind" August 3-4, and August 6-8. Sessions run from 5:30-8 p.m. each day, with a light dinner served each evening. It's open to kids in preschool through sixth grade. For more information, or to register, contact the church.

  • 08/03/2014 - Soup and Salad Sunday
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Soup and Salad Sunday on Aug. 3 from 12-1:30 p.m. The cost for those over 60 is $3.50, for those under 60 it's $6. It includes music by Russ Franzen and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/03/2014 - ASO Summer Serenade
    The Alpena Symphony Orchestra will host its Summer Serenade concert on Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Alpena. Students of the Alpena String School will also appear. Refreshments will be served following the performance. The event is free but donations will be appreciated. Contact Andrea Arbuckle at 354-5139 for more information.

  • 08/03/2014 - Tawas Bay Waterfront Fine Art Festival
    The 54th Tawas Bay Waterfront Fine Art Festival will be held at Tawas City Park Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes photographers, painters, metal workers, jewelers, woodcarvers, basket makers, potters and sculptors. Many awards will be handed out by the Tawas Bay Art Gallery, with an awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The event will also feature food booths. For more information, visit 'www dot Tawas Bay Art Gallery dot com.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 08/04/2014 - Volunteers Sought for Hines Emerald Dragonfly Project
    Negwegon State Park is seeking volunteers for a week-long project beginning Aug. 4th to help find and protect the Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Habitat, and to map invasive species. Teraining will be provided. For more information or to sign up, call the Harrisville State Park at 724-5126 or follow the link posted with this event on our events page at WATZ.com (CLICK HERE).

  • 08/04/2014 - Get Crafty for Adults
    On Aug. 4, a Get Crafty for Adults will be held at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The project for August is Calligraphy with Jolene Grusecki. There is a $5 charge. Call 724-6796 to register.

  • 08/04/2014 - Drop-In Craft for Kids and Teens
    On Aug. 4, there will be a Drop-in Craft for children and teens at the Lincoln branch of the Alcona County Library from 1-3 p.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/05/2014 - Atlanta Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Aug. 5 at the Atlant VFW Post 9489 from 12-5:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 08/05/2014 - Presentation by Doris Puls

    The Alpena Senior Center will host a presentation by Doris Puls on simplifying your life by reducing clutter on Aug. 5 at 10:30 a.m. For more information contact the Center.

  • 08/05/2014 - iPad Class at Grand Lake Library
    The Presque Isle District Library's Grand Lake Branch will host a basic iPad class on Aug. 5 from 2-3:30 p.m. Class handouts will be provided. Registration is required. For more information, contact the library at 595-5051.

  • 08/05/2014 - Project Connect - Alcona County Day of Hospitality
    Project Connect and Alcona County's Day of Hospitality will be held on Aug. 5 at Alcona High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Services offered will include health screenings, hearing tests, housing assistance, job placement, VA benefit assistance and more. Clothing, hair cuts, household products, hygiene products, and a free lunch will be provided. No appointments are necessary and anyone is welcome. For more information, contact Julie Miller (989) 736-3890.

  • 08/06/2014 - Presentation on Fresh Veggies
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Lori Kipfmiller on Aug. 6 at 10:30 a.m. for a presentation on fresh veggie options here in the local community. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/06/2014 - UAW Retirees Membership Meeting
    The Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council is having it's membership meeting at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the VFW Hall on Connon Street in Alpena. Lunch will be served. Call 356-4959 or 727-4080 for reservations. Bring a canned food item for the needy.

  • 08/06/2014 - Kids Day at NLA
    Northern Lights Arena will host a Kids Day event on Aug. 6 from 4-7 p.m. The event will include glow skating, archery tag, dodge ball, an obstacle course, snowman building and more. The event is open to kids ages 5 and older. Admission is $6. Skate rentals will be available for $2. Concessions will be available. The event is sponsored by the Bay Athletic Club and ARMC Pediatric Associates, which will provide healthy samples of fruit and veggies. For more information, contact the arena.

  • 08/07/2014 - Lighthouse Picnic Day
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Lighthouse Picnic Day on Aug. 7, with a bus trip to both Presque Isle Lighthouses. The group will also stop for a picnic lunch. The cost is $5 per person and seating is limited. For more information or to sign up, call 356-3585.

  • 08/07/2014 - Family Movie Matinee
    On Thursdays in August there will be a Family Movie Matinee at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, at 2 p.m. Enjoy a newly released DVD and theatre-style popcorn. Call 724-6796 for details.

  • 08/08/2014 - Summer Concert in Rogers City
    The Summer Concert Series at Rogers City Lakeside Park Bandshell will host a performance by the Jelly Roll Blues Band on August 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. The concert is free and includes prize giveaways, 50-50 raffles and other fun activities. For more information, contact the Rogers City Chamber of Commerce.

  • 08/08/2014 - Presentation on More Herbs and Less Salt
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a presentation by Kathy Freel of MSU Extension entitled 'More Herbs, Less Salt,' on Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/08/2014 - FLOG Fest Golf Outing
    The River's Edge Golf Club in Alpena will host a FLOG Fest Golf Outing on Aug. 8. Registration begins at 11:15 a.m., and golfing begins at 12:30. The cost is $80 per person, and it includes 18 holes with a cart and a gift. There will be food stations along the course, a cash bar, a chance to win prizes, and more. Sponsorships are being accepted for the event. For more information, contact the Alpena Chamber of Commerce at 354-4181.

  • 08/08/2014 - Grand Lake Book Club Meeting
    The Grand Lake Book Club will discuss "The Hundred Foot Journey" by Richard Morais on Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Grand Lake Branch of the Presque Isle District Library. New members are always welcome. The book club meets on the second Frida of every month. For more information, call 595-5051.

  • 08/08/2014 - V-J Days Kick Off
    V-J Days Kicks off in Hillman on Aug. 8 with a book sale at the Hillman Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be a fish fry at the Hillman VFW, Chauncey's Pub and The Clubhouse Grill at Thunder Bay Resort at 4 p.m.

  • 08/08/2014 - Tractor Show Seeks Flea Marketers
    Organizers of the Alpena Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Show are seeking flea marketers for the event, which will be held Aug. 8-10. For more information, contact Jody at 379-3282.

  • 08/08/2014 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    There will be a storytime and craft for children at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library every Friday in August from 10:15-11 a.m. For more information, contact the library.

  • 08/09/2014 - Steak Dinner in Onaway
    The Onaway VFW Post 5857 will host a steak dinner on August 9 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, call 733-8313.

  • 08/09/2014 - Ride to Benefit St Judes
    The Oscoda County Horse Riders Club will host its second annual trail ride to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at the McKinley Trail Camp on Aug. 9 beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, call (989) 745-5102.

  • 08/09/2014 - V-J Days Continue
    V-J Days continue in Hillman on Aug. 9 with a White Elephant sale at St. Augustine Church from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; military displays at the Brush Creek Mill from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; a raffle, luncheon and bake sale at Calvery Episcopal Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; a Grand Parade at 12 noon; an open house at the Fire Hall beginning at 12 noon; kids elk viewing carriage rides from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; fireworks at dusk and more.

  • 08/09/2014 - Pork Roast Dinner
    The Hubbard Lake Sportsman and Improvement Association will host its annual pork roast fundraiser at Hubbard Lake Lions Park on Aug. 9. A bake sale, silent auction, and used equipment sale begins at 3 p.m. A cash raffle drawing will be held at 6:30 p.m. The all-you0can-eat dinner runs from 5-7 p.m., and the cost is $12 for adults, $5 for youth 12 and younger, and $25 for a family of four or more.

  • 08/09/2014 - Horton Creek in Concert
    The Cheboygan Opera House will present a concert by bluegrass group Horton Creek on Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at the Opera House box office or by calling (231) 627-5841.

  • 08/09/2014 - Barton City Eagles Yard Sale
    The Barton City Eagles will host a yard sale on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be available to purchase. Anyone interested in purchasing a table or space can call (989) 736-3050 for more information.

  • 08/09/2014 - Day for Girls and Moms
    The Cooney Conference Center in Gaylord will host a day for girls and moms entitled 'Define Yourself - Being True to Who You Are' on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at 9:30. Topics will include virtues, boundaries, theology of the body, and social media. The event is co-sponsored by the Diocese of Gaylord's Mystical Rose Daughters of Faith and Family life, as well as the Respect Life Office. For more information, contact Marie Hahnenberg at (989) 732-5147.

  • 08/09/2014 - Alpena Farmers Market Everything Sale
    The Alpena Farmers Market will present its Summer Sampler Antiques, Rummage and Everything Sale on Aug. 9 behind City Hall in Alpena from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include live music. Interested vendors can contact Joyce Kilpatrick at (989) 358-1284. Spaces will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 08/10/2014 - V-J Days Concludes
    V-J Days in Hillman will conclude on Aug. 10 with a Senior Citizen's Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; a breakfast buffet and Thunder Bay Resort's Clubhouse Grill from 8 a.m. to noon; and country music at the Hi-Way Inn from 7-10 p.m.

  • 08/10/2014 - Tawas Antiques Show
    The Annual Tawas Bay Waterfront Antiques on the Bay Antiques Show will be held Aug. 9-10 at Tawas Shoreline Park in Tawas City. The show will feature antique dealers from around the state. It will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3. Children 15 and younger will be admitted for free. Proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the park. For more information, call (989) 362-5337.

  • 08/11/2014 - Living On Support Group
    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.

  • 08/11/2014 - Presentation on Fruit
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a presentation by Kathy Freel of MSU Extension for a presentation on fruits on Aug. 11 at 12 noon. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/11/2014 - Drop-In Craft for Kids and Teens
    On Aug. 11, there will be a Drop-in Craft for children and teens at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 1-3 p.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/12/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Alcona County meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Jamieson Nursing Facility in Harrisville. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Jeni Hoppe at 358-4605.

  • 08/12/2014 - Presentation on Kindles and e-Books
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Jeanne Ludlow of the Alpena County Library for a presentation on Kindles and e-books on Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/12/2014 - Military Support Reception
    The Sanctuary Inn of Alpena will host a Military Support Reception on Aug. 12 from 6-8 p.m. It will include hors d'oeuvres provided by the Sanctuary Inn. The cost to attend is $10 per person. To RSVP, which is required, call 354-4181.

  • 08/12/2014 - Artist Talk with Gail D Panske
    The Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary's 2014 Artist in Residence, printmaker Gail D. Panske, will present an artist talk on Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Alpena County Library. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 08/12/2014 - Alpena County Fair Seeks Vendors
    Alpena County Fair organizers are seeking vendors for the fair, which will be held Aug. 12-16. Space is limited. Anyone with merchandise to sell, or a business or service club to promote, can contact Jackie at 356-0071.

  • 08/12/2014 - iPad Class at Grand Lake Library
    The Presque Isle District Library's Grand Lake Branch will host a basic iPad class on Aug. 12 from 2-3:30 p.m. Class handouts will be provided. Registration is required. For more information, contact the library at 595-5051.

  • 08/12/2014 - Bean and Barley Field Tour
    MSU Extension in Presque Isle County will host a Bean and Barley Field Tour on Aug. 12. It will convene at the Presque Isle County Extension office at 10 a.m. The tours will last until around 4 p.m. Participants should plan to drive their own vehicles between farms on the tour. The program is free but registration is encouraged. For more information, contact James DeDecker at 734-2168.

  • 08/13/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Alpena County meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Alpena. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Annie Hepburn at 356-1030.

  • 08/13/2014 - Presentation on Massages
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Rose Nowak of Better Living Massage for a presentation on the importance of massage on Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/13/2014 - Papermaking Workshop
    On Aug. 13, there will be a papermaking workshop with Ellen LaCross at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 1-3 p.m. It's a free program for anyone age 10 and up. Call 724-6796 to register.

  • 08/14/2014 - Birdwatching Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a presentation on birdwatching with Lynn Fields on Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/14/2014 - Family Movie Matinee
    On Thursdays in August there will be a Family Movie Matinee at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, at 2 p.m. Enjoy a newly released DVD and theatre-style popcorn. Call 724-6796 for details.

  • 08/15/2014 - Summer Concert in Rogers City
    The Summer Concert Series at Rogers City Lakeside Park Bandshell will host a performance by the Remedee on August 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. The concert is free and includes prize giveaways, 50-50 raffles and other fun activities. For more information, contact the Rogers City Chamber of Commerce.

  • 08/15/2014 - Atlanta American Legion Dinner
    The Atlanta American Legion hosts an all-you-can-eat dinner on the first and third Friday of each month. The cost is $8 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12; those 3 and younger can eat for free. The public is welcome. For more information, call 785-2139 or 370-2682.

  • 08/15/2014 - Presentation on Fruit and Veggie Cutting
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Jimmy Chen of the Hunan Restaurant for a presentation on decorative cutting of fruits and vegetables on Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/15/2014 - Lincoln Lions Car Tractor and Bike Show
    The 16th Annual Lincoln Lions Car, Tractor and Bike Show will begin with a parking lot party and cruise on Aug. 15 from at 5 p.m., which will include food and beverages. The show will be held on Aug. 16. It will include awards, a car blow-up challenge, 'sledge a car', 50-50s, a soap box derby, music, and a blessing of the vehicles by the Rev. Char McGuire. For more information, call 736-7631.

  • 08/15/2014 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    There will be a storytime and craft for children at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library every Friday in August from 10:15-11 a.m. For more information, contact the library.

  • 08/16/2014 - Relay for Life in Alpena
    The 2014 Relay for Life Event in Alpena will be held from 10 a.m. August 16 to 10 a.m. August 17 at the Maritime Heritage Trail on Fletcher Street. Activities will include a cancer survivor and caregiver celebration and victory lap, a luminaria ceremony to honor and remember everyone touched by the disease, and a fight back ceremony to empower the community to take action against cancer. For more information, contact Kristin Berles at 358-2768.

  • 08/16/2014 - Spruce Lutheran Church
    Spruce Lutheran Church will host a hobo dinner on Aug. 16 from 4-7 p.m. The menu also includes corn on the cob, sour cream cucumbers, homemade bread, a beverage, and pie. The singing hobos will present "A Tribute to Our Servicemen and Women." The cost is $10 for adults, $4 for kids ages 5-12, and its free for those under 5. Take-outs will be available. For more information, contact the church.

  • 08/16/2014 - Lincoln Lions Car Tractor and Bike Show
    The 16th Annual Lincoln Lions Car, Tractor and Bike Show will be held on Aug. 16. It will include awards, a car blow-up challenge, 'sledge a car', 50-50s, a soap box derby, music, and a blessing of the vehicles by the Rev. Char McGuire. For more information, call 736-7631.

  • 08/16/2014 - Fishing Trip for Disabled Vets
    Disabled Veterans are invited to a free catch and release fishing outing at the LaFarge Paxton Quarry on Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Huron Watershed and DAV Thunder Bay Chapter. A grilled lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, call (989) 884-4011.

  • 08/16/2014 - Colored Pencil Workshop
    Artist E.P. Lewandowski will host a one-day colored pencil workshop on Aug. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Art in the Loft in Alpena. The event includes multiple drawing sessions, demonstrations, and one-on-one instruction. It's open to anyone aged 15 and older. The cost is $75, or $70 for Art in the Loft members. For more information, contact Art in the Loft.

  • 08/17/2014 - St Mary Summer Festival
    St. Mary's Church in Alpena will host its Summer Festival on Aug. 17 on the Parish grounds from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a mega raffle with a $10,000 cash prize and a cash raffle with a $500 prize. There will also be a breakfast, a picnic plate luncheon, music from the "Over the Hill Band," children's games, a jewelry booth, Bingo, a pop and beer tent, a bake sale, an ice cream wagon and more. For more information, contact the church.

  • 08/17/2014 - Family Picnic
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Sunday Afternoon Family Picnic on Aug. 17 from 12-1:30 p.m. Alan Grund will provide music. The cost is $6 per person and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/17/2014 - Fast Cash Hosts Concealed Pistol Class
    Fast Cash in Alpena will host a concealed pistol class on Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $100. For more information, or to register, call (989) 356-2274.

  • 08/18/2014 - Card-Making Class
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a card-making class with Pam Schroder-Schilbe on Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. There is a $3 fee. Please sign up in advance by contacting the Center.

  • 08/18/2014 - Printmaking Class
    On Aug. 18, there will be a printmaking class for adults with Judy St. John at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 724-6796 to register. There is a $3 charge.

  • 08/18/2014 - Drop-In Craft for Kids and Teens
    On Aug. 18, there will be a Drop-in Craft for children and teens at the Mikado branch of the Alcona County Library from 2-4 p.m. For more information, contact the library.

  • 08/18/2014 - School Supply Assistance Available - DONATIONS ACCEPTED
    The Salvation Army of Alpena will provide free back-to-school supplies to families in financial hardship Aug. 25-29 at the Salvation Army Administration and Assistance Office on Second Avenue. Supplies will be available to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information on qualifications and what to bring to accept the supplies, call 358-2769. Donations will be accepted the week of Aug. 18. Items can be dropped off at the office.

  • 08/19/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Montmorency County meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12 p.m. at the 50 Plus Club in Lewiston. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Joann Peschke at 786-5739.

  • 08/19/2014 - Paxton Quarry Fishing Trip
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a fishing trip to the Paxton Quarry on Aug. 19. The bus will leave the Center at 11:30 a.m. Lafarge will provide lunch. For more information or to sign up, call 356-3585.

  • 08/19/2014 - Presentation on Kiwanis Club
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Barb Fox for a presentation on the Kiwanis Club on Aug. 19 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/19/2014 - iPad Class at Grand Lake Library
    The Presque Isle District Library's Grand Lake Branch will host a basic iPad class on Aug. 19 from 2-3:30 p.m. Class handouts will be provided. Registration is required. For more information, contact the library at 595-5051.

  • 08/19/2014 - Alcona Book Club Meeting
    On Aug. 19, the Alcona Book Club will meet at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 12-1 p.m. The selection for August is “1984” by George Orwell. Call 724-6796 for more information. The August meeting also features the end of Summer Reading prize drawing.

  • 08/19/2014 - Tie-Dying for Teens
    On Aug. 19, young adults ages 10-18 are invited to make a tie dye t-shirt at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 2-4 p.m. Call 724-6796 to register for this free program.

  • 08/20/2014 - Senior Nutrition Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a presentation on senior nutrition with Kathy Freel from the MSU Extension office on Aug. 20. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/20/2014 - Two Birds and a Lady
    On Aug. 20, Falconer Jenny Schroeder presents 'Two Birds and a Lady' at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 2 p.m. Call 724-6796 for more information.

  • 08/21/2014 - Long Lake Improvement Association Meets
    The Long Lake Improvement Association will host its annual meeting on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. at Hinks School. For more information, contact Board Member Bob Garant at (989) 255-7160.

  • 08/21/2014 - Senior Center Open House
    The Alpena Senior Center will host an open house on Aug. 21 from 2-4:30 p.m. It will include free program demos, blood pressure screenings, food and music by Music4You. All ages are welcome. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/21/2014 - Family Movie Matinee
    On Thursdays in August there will be a Family Movie Matinee at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, at 2 p.m. Enjoy a newly released DVD and theatre-style popcorn. Call 724-6796 for details.

  • 08/21/2014 - Musical Presentation at RC Theatre
    The Rogers City Community Theatre presents "Curtain Call: The Musical" from Aug. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and on Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. It's a 2014 Summer Youth Production, written by Maggie Gautier. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for students.

  • 08/22/2014 - Summer Concert in Rogers City
    The Summer Concert Series at Rogers City Lakeside Park Bandshell will host a performance by the Cheboygan Brewhouse Band on August 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. The concert is free and includes prize giveaways, 50-50 raffles and other fun activities. For more information, contact the Rogers City Chamber of Commerce.

  • 08/22/2014 - Make Your Own Cleaning Products
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a demonstration on making your own cleaning products on Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/22/2014 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    There will be a storytime and craft for children at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library every Friday in August from 10:15-11 a.m. For more information, contact the library.

  • 08/23/2014 - Onaway Car Show
    The Onaway Car Show will be held on Aug. 23 at Chandler Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded for Best of Show, People's Choice and the top 40 cars. The entry fee is $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the event. Admission to the public is free. The event also includes raffles, 50-50 drawings, and food and beverages from Manzana's Deli. For more information, call Mike Florindi at (231) 268-1575.

  • 08/24/2014 - Musical Presentation at RC Theatre
    The Rogers City Community Theatre presents "Curtain Call: The Musical" from Aug. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and on Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. It's a 2014 Summer Youth Production, written by Maggie Gautier. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for students.

  • 08/25/2014 - Presentation on Nutrition for the Brain
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a representative from McAnsh Life-Energy Center on Aug. 25 at 10:15 a.m. for a presentation on nutrition for the brain. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/25/2014 - Card and Game Night
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a card and game night on Aug. 25 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $3, and there is a $5 per table prize. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/25/2014 - Pastel Class
    On Aug. 25, there will be a pastel class with Carol Preuss at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a $3 charge. Call 724-6796 to register.

  • 08/25/2014 - School Supply Assistance Available
    The Salvation Army of Alpena will provide free back-to-school supplies to families in financial hardship Aug. 25-29 at the Salvation Army Administration and Assistance Office on Second Avenue. Supplies will be available to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information on qualifications and what to bring to accept the supplies, call 358-2769.

  • 08/26/2014 - National Dog Day
    The Alpena Senior Center will celebrate National Dog Day on Aug. 26 with dogs from the Huron Humane Society from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/26/2014 - Potato Field Day
    MSU Extension in Presque Isle County and the Michigan Potato Industry Commission will host a Potato Field Day on Aug. 26. It will convene at the Erke farm at 2364 Ristow Road at 2 p.m. Dinner, sponsored by Wilbur Ellis and the Great Lakes Agri Service, will be provided at The Lighthouse Restaurant in Rogers City. The program is free but registration is encouraged. For more information, contact James DeDecker at 734-2168.

  • 08/27/2014 - Ice Cream Social Day
    The Alpena Senior Center will host an ice cream social on Aug. 27 during the noon meal. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/27/2014 - Drop-In Craft for Kids and Teens
    On Aug. 27, there will be a Drop in Craft for children and teens at the Lincoln branch of the Alcona County Library from 1-3 p.m. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 08/28/2014 - Presentation on Reverse Mortgages
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Barb Fox and Joe Rhyne of First Federal for a presentation on reverse mortgages on Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/28/2014 - Family Movie Matinee
    On Thursdays in August there will be a Family Movie Matinee at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, at 2 p.m. Enjoy a newly released DVD and theatre-style popcorn. Call 724-6796 for details.

  • 08/28/2014 - Drop-In Craft for Kids and Teens
    On Aug. 28, there will be a Drop in Craft for children and teens at the Caledonia branch of the Alcona County Library from 1-3 p.m. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 08/29/2014 - ARMC Hosts Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby on Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Chairwoman June Duby at 354-4605.

  • 08/29/2014 - Laughter Therapy Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Annie Hepburn for a demonstration on laughter therapy on Aug. 29 at 10:15 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 08/29/2014 - Storytime Picnic
    On Aug. 29, there will be a Special “Ants & Friends” Storytime Picnic at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library. Storytime runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m., followed by the picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. For more information, contact the library.

  • 08/29/2014 - Alpena Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Aug. 29 at St. Mary's Education Center in Alpena from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. For more information, call 1-800 RED CROSS.

  • 09/03/2014 - Boomers and Seniors Expo
    The Otsego County Sportsplex will host the 4th Annual Boomers and Seniors Expo on Sept. 3 from 2-6 p.m. It will feature over 100 vendors with services and products of interest to boomers and seniors, plus special presentations throughout the day. Admission is free. For more information, call (989) 858-3400 or visit 'www dot Gaylord Senior Expo dot com.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 09/05/2014 - Good Morning Alpena Breakfast
    There will be a Good Morning Alpena breakfast on Sept. 5 at the APlex. The theme will be the United Way Kickoff. For more information, contact the Alpena Chamber of Commerce.

  • 09/05/2014 - Mikado American Legion Fish Fry
    The Mikado American Legion hosts a fish fry on the first Friday of each month from 5-7 p.m. The menu also includes fries, veggies, coleslaw, rolls and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12 and free for those 5 and younger. For more information, call 736-9526.

  • 09/08/2014 - Wild Herb Series Event - PAYMENT DEADLINE
    Naturopath Joan Prentice and Herbalist Monica Strieter will host a 2014 Wild Herb series event on Sept. 13, focusing on Field Discovery of wild roots, berries and foliage, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Natural Health Connection in Alpena (200 E. Chisholm St.). The cost is $40 and must be paid by Sept. 8.

  • 09/09/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Alcona County meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Jamieson Nursing Facility in Harrisville. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Jeni Hoppe at 358-4605.

  • 09/10/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Alpena County meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Alpena. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Annie Hepburn at 356-1030.

  • 09/11/2014 - Grub Crawl in Alpena
    Alpena's 4th Annual Grub Crawl will be held on Sept. 11 from 5:30-10 p.m. Participating locations include the 19th Hole, the Black Sheep Pub, Bogart's Tavern, Chief's Bar and Grill, the Courtyard, CW's, the Dry Dock, Fresh Palate, Krash Bakery, Latitude's Tavern, Loco Burrito, and Tuskie's. Tickets are $20 before Sept. 4, and $25 after. For more information, contact the Alpena Chamber of Commerce at 354-4181.

  • 09/13/2014 - Steak Dinner in Onaway
    The Onaway VFW Post 5857 will host a steak dinner on Sept. 13 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, call 733-8313.

  • 09/16/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Montmorency County meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12 p.m. at the 50 Plus Club in Lewiston. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Joann Peschke at 786-5739.

  • 09/17/2014 - We Honor Military Expo
    The Otsego County Sportsplex will host a 'We Honor Military' Expo on Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Northern Michigan Partnership for Veterans and the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center. Sponsorships and spaces are available for between $25 and $375. For more information, contact Jim Driver at (989) 858-3400.

  • 09/20/2014 - Harvest of Quilts Show
    The Quirky Quilters Quilt Guild will host its Harvest of Quilts show on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Richardson Elementary School in Oscoda. Admission is $5 and children under 12 can get in for free. Hundreds of quilts completed by guild members will be on display. There will also be vendors, raffle items, games and demonstrations.

  • 09/26/2014 - ARMC Hosts Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby on Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Chairwoman June Duby at 354-4605.

  • 10/08/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Alpena County meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Alpena. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Annie Hepburn at 356-1030.

  • 10/14/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Alcona County meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Jamieson Nursing Facility in Harrisville. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Jeni Hoppe at 358-4605.

  • 10/18/2014 - Making a Natural Fiber Cordage Bag
    The Presque Isle District Library's Life Enrichment and Good Earth Cultural Initiatives classes continue with a course on making a natural fiber cordage bag on Oct. 18 at the Millersburg branch. Space is limited and there is a cost to cover materials. For more information, call 734-2477 or visit 'www. dot P-I-D-L dot org.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 10/21/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Montmorency County meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12 p.m. at the 50 Plus Club in Lewiston. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Joann Peschke at 786-5739.

  • 10/31/2014 - ARMC Hosts Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby on Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Chairwoman June Duby at 354-4605.

  • 11/07/2014 - Good Morning Alpena Breakfast
    There will be a Good Morning Alpena breakfast on Nov. 7 at the Alpena Senior Citizens Center, sponsored by the Bank of Alpena. The theme will be the service clubs of Alpena. The event begins at 7 a.m. and will the cost is $8 per person. For more information, contact the Alpena Chamber of Commerce.

  • 11/11/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Alcona County meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Jamieson Nursing Facility in Harrisville. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Jeni Hoppe at 358-4605.

  • 11/12/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Alpena County meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Alpena. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Annie Hepburn at 356-1030.

  • 11/12/2014 - Athena Award Program
    The 2014 Athena Award Program will be held on Nov. 12 at the Sanctuary Inn in Alpena beginning at 11:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by Alpena Power Company, Lafarge and the Zonta Club of Alpena. For more information, contact the Alpena Chamber of Commerce.

  • 11/18/2014 - News from Lansing with Pettalia
    The Association of Lifelong Learners will host State Rep. Peter Pettalia for a discussion on news from Lansing on Nov. 18 from 2-3:30 p.m. in ACC's Center Building. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 358-7207.

  • 11/18/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Montmorency County meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12 p.m. at the 50 Plus Club in Lewiston. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Joann Peschke at 786-5739.

  • 11/21/2014 - ARMC Hosts Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby on Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Chairwoman June Duby at 354-4605.

  • 11/28/2014 - Bolenz Holiday Parade
    The 2014 Bolenz Holiday Parade in Alpena will be held on Nov. 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at Annex Building parking lot at the corner of Chisholm and Ninth Streets. It will proceed along Chisholm, left onto Second Ave., then right onto Water Street, and it ends at the parking lot behind City Hall. For more information, contact the Alpena Chamber of Commerce.

  • 12/09/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Alcona County meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Jamieson Nursing Facility in Harrisville. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Jeni Hoppe at 358-4605.

  • 12/10/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Alpena County meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Alpena. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Annie Hepburn at 356-1030.

  • 12/16/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Montmorency County meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12 p.m. at the 50 Plus Club in Lewiston. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Joann Peschke at 786-5739.

  • 12/19/2014 - ARMC Hosts Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby on Dec. 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Chairwoman June Duby at 354-4605.


  • Ongoing Events

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    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.

    ----- Ongoing Weekly or Monthly Awareness Events -----

    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 Alpena Regional Medical Center 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.

    Montmorency County Alzheimer's Support Group - Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 11:00 AM At Medilodge Of Hillman. For more information, call 742-45 81

    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.


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