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Community Events

  • 07/31/2015 - Alpena Senior Center July 31 Events
    The Alpena Senior Center is having a July Gift basket drawing at 5pm on Friday July 31st, and is holding a July Card Party following the drawing, including a soup and salad dinner. Cost for the dinner is $6. For more information call 356-3585.

  • 07/31/2015 - End of Summer Reading Party
    There will be an end of summer reading party and prize drawing for children and teens at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona county library, on Friday July 31st from 3-4pm. For more information call 724-6796.

  • 08/01/2015 - 16th Annual Ride for the Homeless
    The 16th annual ride for the homeless fundraiser to benefit the Sunrise Mission will take place on Saturday August 1st. Those riding will assemble in the parking lot of the Alpena County Courthouse on W. Chisolm in Alpena. There will be coffee and donuts, and a free luncheon at the end of the approximate 100 mile ride. There will be prizes throughout the ride. Riders can seek tax deductible pledges or make a donation, no amount is too small or too great. Registration will begin at 8:30am, the ride departs at 9:30 with a police escort. The event will take place rain or shine and is an alcohol free event for the safety of all. For more information call 358-6643 or 1-800-374-2936.

  • 08/01/2015 - Alpena Senior Center Euchre Tournament
    The Alpena Senior Citizens Center is holding a Euchre Tournament on Saturday August 1st. A meal is included, with sign in and the meal taking place from 5-6, games after. Cost is $10 per person, which includes the meal. For more information, call 356-3585.

  • 08/02/2015 - Euchre Tournament
    The Barton city Eagles 4141 will be holding a Euchre tournament on Sunday August 2nd. Admission is $10, which includes lunch. Lunch runs from 12noon-2pm, games start at 2. For more information call 989-736-3050.

  • 08/04/2015 - Region 14A MEA-Retired Meeting
    There is a Region 14A MEA-Retired meeting coming up on August 4th in the Fresh Palate Conference Room in Downtown Alpena. Attendees are encouraged to bring their spouse and or their friends. There is an executive board meeting at 10am, a general membership meeting at 11am and Lunch will take place at 12 noon. For more information on the event, call 989-356-4551.

  • 08/04/2015 - Mobile Health Screening Unity coming to Alpena
    The Boys and Girls club of Alpena is hosting a community mobile screening unit, at no charge, on August the 4th from 9:30am-5:30pm at the Aplex on Woodward avenue in Alpena. This is for those 19 and under and for those 55 and older. There will be a variety of health screenings available to those who attend. For more information on this event, call the boys and girls club at 989-356-0214 or visit bgcalpena.com.

  • 08/05/2015 - Alpena Public Library Carnival Day
    The Alpena Public Library is holding it's annual Carnival Day on Wednesday August 5th from 10am-2pm, taking place at the Aplex in Alpena. No registration is required for the event. There will be lots of games to play and tons of prizes to win, with a for-purchase hotdog lunch available. For more information stop by or call the Alpena County Library or visit them on the web at www.alpenalibrary.org.

  • 08/05/2015 - Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council Meeting
    The Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will hold it's membership meeting at 11am on Wednesday August 5th at the VFW hall on Connon road in Alpena. Lunch will be served, please call for reservations at 356-4959 or 727-4080. All UAW members and spouses are urged to attend, and you are asked to bring a can of Food for the needy.

  • 08/06/2015 - Hunter Safety Class
    The Presque Isle Sportsmen's club will host a Hunter Safety Class starting on Thursday August 6th. This is the last class for the year. Registration and orientation is Thursday August 6th at 6pm sharp, doors open tot he public at 5:30. For more information on this event call sue at 734-4384, bill at 734-4975 or pete at 766-8422.

  • 08/07/2015 - 3 on 3 basketball tournament0807
    There will be a 3 on 3 basketball tournament taking place on August 7th at Rogers City High School in the parking lot. Registration cost for High school/open age is a $50 team fee, for Middle school age team fee of $40. You can get a registration form at the Nautical Festival Web Site at www.nauticalfestival.org, and you are asked to return the registration form and payment (checks made payable to RCHS Sports Boosters) to: 3on3 ,1033w. Huron Ave, Rogers City Mi 49779. For more information please call 231-330-0342.

  • 07/30/2015 - Art In The Loft Culinary Workshop
    Art In The Loft in Downtown Alpena is holding a Culinary Workshop on July 30th from 1pm-2:30om, featuring the movie Ratatouille and reproducing our own version. This is for children ages 6-10, and the cost is $20.
    For more information call 356-4877.

  • 07/30/2015 - Head Start Preschool Registration
    There will be a Head Start Preschool Registration on Thursday July 30th from 10am-12noon at the Atlanta Elementary in the Head Start Conference Room. For more information or to schedule a registration please call Robyn at 358-4641 or Deb at 358-4644.

  • 07/30/2015 - Hillman Head Start Preschool Registration
    There will be a head start preschool registration for Hillman on July 30th from 1pm-3pm at the Hillman Public Library. For more information or to register for an appointment please call Robyn at 358-4641 or Deb at 358-4644.

  • 07/31/2015 - Used Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 31. For more information, contact June Duby at 354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 356-1165.

  • 08/01/2015 - 25th Annual Family Fishing Derby
    The Long Lake Improvement Association's 25th annual Family Fishing Derby will take place on Saturday August 1st from 7am-3pm at Dodge Marine and Storage. There will be cash prizes, all youth under 15 will receive a prize. There are 4 species in the adult division (16 and older)
    including perch,pike,walleye and bass. All that is required to join is a $15 member fee per household. To get a membership card, they can be purchased at Buck's Bait and Tackle, Dodge Marine and Storage or at Parker House Restaurant. All proceeds from this event go to benefit Long Lake Improvement Association projects.

  • 08/01/2015 - Art In The Loft Summer Workshop
    There is a Summer Art Workshop at Art In The Loft on Saturday August 1st. It is called 'canvas collage' and is a hands on mixed media class for ages 6-11. Cost is &$10 per person and it runs from 11:30am-12:30pm. For more information call 356-4877.

  • 08/04/2015 - Plexiglas Pointillism Art Workshop
    There will be a Summer Art Workshop at Art In The Loft on August 4th from 10-11:30am for ages 6-11, and on the 4th and 5th from 12:30-2p for ages 12 and up. The event is called Plexiglas Pointillism, with Lisa Rhea. Cost is %$20 per person for ages 6-11 and $30 per person for ages 12 and up. For more information call 356-4877.

  • 08/04/2015 - Bunco Tournament
    There will be a Bunco Tournament on Tuesday August 4th in the big tent at the nautical festival. Registration begins at 6pm, games start at 7pm. There will be numerous prizes and door prizes.
  • 08/08/2015 - Hillman Athletic Boosters 5K Run
    The Hillman Athletic Boosters are holding their 3rd annual 5K run on Saturday August 8th. Registration begins at 8am, with a prompt start at 9am. cost to participate is $20 for adults and $15 for students. There are medal for all finishers, with all proceeds going to the Hillman Athletic Boosters. The location to start is behind the community center in Hillman. For early registration or information call Chris at 989-255-8001.

  • 08/09/2015 - Hillman Athletic Boosters Golf Scramble
    The Hillman Athletic Boosters are holding a Golf Scramble on Sunday August 9th, with a 9am registration and a 10am shotgun start. This will take place at Thunder Bay Golf Resort. Cost is $65 per person, with Games on the course, 50/50 raffle, winner and door prizes, and dinner after the scramble at the club house. To schedule your foursome please contact the pro shop at Thunder Bay Golf Resort or call at 989-742-4875. All proceeds from the event go to the Hillman Athletic Boosters. For more information call 989-255-8002.

  • 08/12/2015 - Alpena High School Girls Golf
    Alpena High School girls golf practice will begin on Wednesday August 12th, sign ups are now taking place. If you are an AHS student and interested in joining the girls golf team, or if you have questions about the team or sport, please contact Sally in the AHS Athletic office at 358-5313.

  • 08/14/2015 - Rogers City Summer Concert Series
    The Jelly Roll Blues Band will perform as part of the Rogers City Summer Concert Series on August 14th at the Rogers City Bandshell at 7pm. For more information call 989-734-2535.

  • 08/14/2015 - Free Summer Camp for Kids
    Purple Martin for Kids is seeking children for their summer camp. The camp is for children ages 7-18, accompanied by a guardian. The event takes place at Camp Nissokone in Oscoda and runs from August 14-16. There will be many adventures available including Zip Lines, rope courses, swimming, hiking, camp fires and much more. There is No Cost, including lodging,food and activities. For information or to apply to attend, please call 586-321-0123 or 989-272-8111. Applications can also be found at the website thepurplemartin.org .

  • 08/14/2015 - Rogers City Summer Concert Series
    The next event in the Rogers city summer concert series takes place on Friday August 14th at 7pm, in the bandshell at lakeside park in Rogers City. This concert features LBA, for more information call 989-734-2535.

  • 08/28/2015 - Used Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug.28. For more information, contact June Duby at 354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 356-1165.

  • 09/25/2015 - Used Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 25. For more information, contact June Duby at 354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 356-1165.

  • 10/30/2015 - Used Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 30. For more information, contact June Duby at 354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 356-1165.

  • 11/20/2015 - Used Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 20. For more information, contact June Duby at 354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 356-1165.

  • 12/18/2015 - Used Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 18. For more information, contact June Duby at 354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 356-1165.

  • 05/25/7015 - Alpena Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center is hosting a Petoskey Shopping Trip on Wednesday may 27th. The bus will leave the senior center at 8am to travel to Petoskey. There will be stops at several stores, with lunch at Cormack's Deli. There is a $15 trip charge, and those going are responsible for their own meal costs. There is limited seating. Call 356-3585 for more information.


  • 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.

    Alpena Regional medical center 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.

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

    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 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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