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Community Events

  • 04/22/2015 - Purple Martin Mania
    Purple Martin for kids is hosting Purple Martin Mania. To participate in this event, contact purplemartinorg@gmail.com or call 586-321-0123. You can find out more about this non profit organization at thepurplemartin.org

  • 04/22/2015 - First United Methodist Church
    First United Methodist Church is hosting a presentation and dinner. The presentation is titled 'Experiencing Armenia' and will be held in the church sanctuary at 7pm. The dinner will be served at 6pm. The presentation is free, Dinner is $10 and they ask you call 989-340-0391 to place a reservation for dinner. When calling to place a reservation, please indicate the number who will be attending and leave your name and phone number.

  • 04/22/2015 - Alcona Library Board Meeting
    The Alcona Library Board will be meeting at the Harrisville Branch on Wednesday April 22nd at 2pm.

  • 04/22/2015 - Spring Donut Sale
    There will be a spring donut sale held at St. John Lutheran School in Rogers City on Wednesday April 22nd from 10am until sold out. Cost is $10 per dozen, $5 per half dozen and $1 for an individual donut. There will be a choice of glazed or sugar. For more information call 989-734-3580.

  • 04/22/2015 - Money Smart Week
    Saving for and enjoying retirement, part of Money Smart Week, will take place at the Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union on Wednesday April 22nd from 12noon-1pm.

  • 04/22/2015 - Rogers City Library
    The Presque Isle District Library is presenting Author and Adventurer Loreen Niewnhuis at the Rogers City Library on Wednesday April 22nd at 6pm, with a book signing to follow the presentation.

  • 04/22/2015 - Open House at 40 Mile Point Lighthouse
    There will be an open house at 40 Mile Point Lighthouse on U.S. 23 7 miles north of Rogers City Michigan. This event will take place on May 22nd,23rd and 24th from 10am-4pm each day. The event is hosted by the 40 Mile Point lighthouse society. There are numerous events, artisans and craftspeople who will be at the event, including several performances on the 23rd and 24th. For more information on this event please call 989-734-4587.

  • 04/23/2015 - Smart Digital Marketing Seminar
    There will be a Smart Digital Marketing Seminar taking place at the Alpena County Library in the Conference Room on Thursday April 23rd from 8am-9:30am. The event is free for all alpena chamber of commerce members and $20 for prospective members. Registration is required, and you can register by calling 989-354-4181 or online at info@alpenachamber.com

  • 04/23/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    On Thursday April 23rd, Thunder Bay Theater will present upcoming show bits from the Thunder Bay Theater Players at 11am. For more information please contact the Alpena Senior Center.

  • 04/23/2015 - Alpena County Library
    The Alpena County Library is holding the event 'After School Fun - Mosaic Mania' on Thursday April 23rd from 5pm-6:30pm for children in grades 3-5. Space is limited and Registration is required by calling 356-6188 ext. 10. You can enjoy creating a variety of mosaic art projects and share a meal. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 04/23/2015 - Alcona Library Board Meeting
    Celebrate Earth Day with a free tree giveaway at the Harrisville and Lincoln branches of the Alcona County Library on Thursday April 23rd, compliments of the Alcona Conservation District. While supplies last.

  • 04/23/2015 - Money Smart Week
    Protect yourself from Fraud and Scams: tips from the Michigan State Police, a part of Money Smart Week, takes place on Thursday April 23rd from 12noon to 1pm at Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union on Bagley street in Alpena.

  • 04/23/2015 - Money Smart Week
    Seven Baby Steps to Financial Peace, part of Money Smart Week, takes place at First Federal of Northern Michigan on Ripley in Alpena on Thursday April 23rd from 6pm-7pm. To RSVP or for information, call 989-354-7347.

  • 04/23/2015 - Art In The Loft
    Art in the Loft would like to present Culinary,Corkscrews & Canvas with Friends. They invite you to cook,paint and laugh with friends through a culinary and artful evening. The event takes place on Thursday April 23rd from 6pm-8:30p at the Art in the Loft gallery in downtown Alpena. Call 356-4877 or 356-3231 for more information or to register. The Event costs $45 per person, and the proceeds go to benefit Friends Together.

  • 04/24/2015 - 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 April 24. For more information, contact June Duby at 354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 356-1165.

  • 04/24/2015 - Drive N Buy Fireworks Button Sales Event
    There will be a Drive N' Buy Fireworks Button Sales Event taking place on Friday April 24th from 11am-5pm at the Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union office on Bagley in alpena.

  • 04/24/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    There will be a Soup and Salad Card Party at the Alpena Senior Center on Friday April 24th, from 6pm-9pm. cost is $6 per person, play any kind of games with a $5 table prize per table. Sign up at the Alpena Senior Center or call 356-3585.

  • 04/24/2015 - Alcona County Library
    Celebrate Earth Day with a free tree giveaway at the Harrisville and Lincoln branches of the Alcona County Library on Friday April 24th, compliments of the Alcona Conservation District. While supplies last.



  • 04/24/2015 - Money Smart Week
    The inside scoop on Auto Insurance, part of Money Smart Week, takes place at Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union on Ripley in Alpena on Friday April 24th from 12noon-1pm.

  • 04/25/2015 - Entertainment at Community of Christ Church
    Community of Christ Church in Lachine will host entertainment from Bill Kelley on April 25. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. followed by the show at 7:00. For more information, contact the church.

  • 04/25/2015 - 
    TriPoint Church of God will host a vendor expo on April 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact the church.

  • 04/25/2015 - Harbor Nights at St Ignatius
    St. Ignatius Catholic School in Rogers City will host its 12th annual Harbor Nights event - which features dinner, auctions and raffles - on April 25 from 5:30 p.m. until 12 midnight. The cost is $25 per person. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are available at parish and school offices. For more information, contact the school.

  • 04/25/2015 - Alpena County Branch of the Foster Closet of Michigan
    Immanuel Lutheran Church will be holding it's 25th annual garage sale on April 25th in the Merchants Building at the Alpena County Fairgrounds. Doors will be open 8am-3pm. This year's first $500 from the sale will be received by 'The Area's Options Pregnancy Center of Alpena'.

  • 04/25/2015 - East Campus Youth and Family Center
    There will be a movie night for the film God's Not Dead at the East Campus Youth and Family Center on Miller street in Alpena on April 25th, doors open at 6:30p. Admission is Free and snacks and drinks are available, you are asked to bring your own comfortable seating. For more information, contact Carolyn at 989-354-6978.

  • 04/25/2015 - Alpena County Library
    The Alpena County Library is hosting 'Money Smart Kids' for children ages 4-7. The program takes place on Saturday April 25th from 10am-12noon and will have fun ways for children to learn the importance of saving money and spending wisely. No registration is required, for more information contact the alpena county library.

  • 04/25/2015 - The Solutions Classic Rock Concert
    The Solutions classic rock concert is taking place at the Aplex on Saturday April 25th. Doors open at 6pm, concert begins at 7pm. There are several bands playing at the event, where there will be a cash bar and food. You can purchase advanced tickets at Neimans Family market for $10, or tickets at the door for $12. For more information or for table reservations contact Stacy at 244-7544.

  • 04/25/2015 - St. Ignatius School
    St. Ignatius School proudly present's the 12th Annual Harbor Nights, on Saturday April 25th. Come enjoy a night of dinner, auctions and raffles from 5:30pm-11:30pm. Cost is $25 per person and tickets are available at the St. Ignatius Parish and school offices. All proceeds support St. Ignatius School, must be 21 to attend.

  • 04/25/2015 - Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
    There will be a fundraiser for to assist the family of the late Brent Koel. This event is being hosted by the East Grand Lake Fire Department, and takes place at the Presque Isle Township Hall on E. Grand lake Road on Saturday April 25th from 5pm-7pm. A free will offering will be accepted, and there will be a 50/50 raffle.

  • 04/25/2015 - Lets Get Growning Garden Show
    Alpena County MSU Extension is sponsoring the 12th annual Let's Get Growing garden show, on Saturday April 25th. The event will take place at the Alpena Mall from 10am-3pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information please call 989-354-9875.

  • 04/25/2015 - Money Smart Week
    Money Smart Kids, a part of Money Smart Week, will take place at the Alpena County Library on Saturday April 25th from 10am-12noon. There will be storytime, crafts, games and prizes. For more information, contact the Alpena County Library.

  • 04/25/2015 - Safe Sitter Class
    There will be a Safe Sitter program for teens ages 11-13 at Alepna Regional Medical Center on Saturday April 25th from 9am-4pm. Registration for the event is $55, you are asked to bring a sack lunch or to purchase your lunch in the ARMC Cafeteria. To register for this event or for more information, call 989-356-8124.

  • 04/25/2015 - Vendor Expo
    There will be a Vendor Expo, taking place at TirPoint Church of God, on Saturday April 25th from 9am-3pm. The church is located on the corner of Brooke and Grant in Alpena.

  • 04/25/2015 - Immanuel Lutheran Church
    The 25th Annual Immanuel Lutheran Church Garage sale is taking place on April 25th from 8am-3pm at the Alpena County Fairgrounds. For more information call Chris at 354-4805.

  • 04/26/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    There will be a Mother-Daughter Banquet taking place on Sunday April 26th at the Alpena Senior Center starting at 1pm. There will be a large meal, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Suggested Donation for those over 60 is #3.50, for those under 60 $6. For more information contact the center.

  • 04/26/2015 - St. John Lutheran School
    St. John Lutheran School in Rogers City invites you to come enjoy a delicious breakfast at St. John Lutheran School from 9am-1pm on Sunday April 26th. a free will offering will be collected. For more information please call 989-734-3580.

  • 04/27/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center will hold a class on creating Bookmarks, on Monday April 27th at 1pm. For more information on this class or other events, contact the senior center at 356-3585.

  • 04/27/2015 - Presque Isle District Library
    Local Authors Judy Kimball and John Porter are launching their new book 'Grand Lake and Presque Isle' on Monday April 27th. They will premier their new book along with a book signing at the Presque Isle District Library at the Grand lake Branch.

  • 04/28/2015 - Thunder Bay Island Preservation Societ
    The Thunder Bay Island Preservation Society will be meeting on Tuesday April 28th at 7pm, at the Alpena Yacht Club on Prentiss street.
    There will be a presentation on the Marine Technology Program at A.C.C. with emphasis on ROV's and applied robotics.


  • 04/28/2015 - TBJH Drama Club
    Thunder Bay Junior High's Drama Club proudly presents their production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The show takes place on Tuesday April 28th, doors open at 6:30. Admission is Free but donations to the Drama Club are welcomed. For more information contact Susan at 358-5400.

  • 04/29/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    There will be a Thunder Bay Winery Tour taking place on Wednesday April 29th at 11am. $5 fee includes samples and a special glass. There is limited seating so please sign up early by contacting the Alpena Senior Center at 356-3585.

  • 04/29/2015 - Brighter Futures Community Candlelight Vigil
    There will be a Brighter Futures community candlelight vigil taking place on April 29th at the ACC Besser Tech Center Courtyard. The event begins at 8pm, and features Mary Thurston of WATZ as Master of Ceremony.

  • 04/30/2015 - District Health Department Number Four
    District Health Department Four has openings for Affordable Health Care Act Special Enrollment for Tax Season 2015 From now Until April 30to. To find out if you qualify or to make an appointment, Call Minty Dust at District Health Department Four at 989-358-7971 or 1-800-221-0294.

  • 04/30/2015 - 20th Annual Wildcat Hockey Golf Tournament and Fundraiser
    The Blue Line Club presents their 20th annual Alpena Wildcat Hockey Golf Tournament and Fundraiser! The event takes place on Saturday May 9th at the Rivers Edge Golf club on Werth Road. Check in is at 9am, with a shotgun start at 10am. Entry fee is $80 per person, there are 4 people per team. Entry fee covers greens fees, 2 carts per team and a lunch provided by Rivers Edge. All entries are due with payment by April 30th. Awards for the top 3 teams, with a hole in one cash award and a hole in one car prize. For more information contact Rivers Edge Golf Club at 989-354-4312.

  • 05/01/2015 - Child and Family Services
    Child and Family Services of Northeast Michigan is holding it's 2nd Annual Blue Ribbon Event Friday May 1st at 4pm, with Alpena Mayor Waligora reading the proclamation that may is foster care month. for more information, contact Child and Family services of Northeast Michigan at 356-4567.

  • 05/01/2015 - Sons of the American Legion Fish Fry
    The Sons of the American Legion is holding it's first Fish Fry of the season, taking place on May 1st on Alger Street in Mikado from 5pm-7pm. There will be all you can eat Pollack with Fries, veggies,coleslaw and dessert. Cost for adults is $8, those 6-12 $4 and under 5 free.

  • 05/02/2015 - House Concert
    There will be a concert featuring Annie and Rod Capps, on Saturday may 2nd. For more information or directions to the location, please call 354-4862.

  • 05/03/2015 - Quota International's Gourmet Delights
    Quota International of Iosco County is holding it's 22nd annual Gourmet Delights, food sampling at it's Best! The event takes place on Sunday May 3rd from 11am-2pm at the East Tawas Community Center on Newman Street in East Tawas. Cost for Adults is $12, children 6-13 is $5 and children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available at Alley Cuts, the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce, and from any Quota Member. there will also be a raffle for a basket of goodies, proceeds of this event go to support Quota's local programs.

  • 05/03/2015 - Barton City Eagles
    The Barton City Eagles will be hosting a Euchre tournament on May 3rd at the Barton City Eagles club on Sanborn road. Admission is $10 and includes a meal. There will be registration and a meal from noon-2p, with the games taking place from 2p-5p. Tournament pays out to 4 places, there will also be a 50/50 drawing. For more information call 989-736-3050.

  • 05/06/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center will have a Historic Alpena Tour, on Wednesday may 6th. The tour will leave the center at 2pm for a driving tour of homes and buildings with a touch of history. There is limited seating available, please sign up early. For more information call 356-3585.

  • 05/06/2015 - Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council
    The Northeast Michigan UAW Retired workers Alpena Council will hold it's membership meeting on Wednesday May 6th at 11am at the VFW Hall on Connon Street in Alpena. Lunch will be served, all UAW members and spouses are urged to attend and are asked to bring a can of food for the needy. For reservations or for information please call the office at 356-4959 on Wednesday's or Thursday's between 10am-2pm.

  • 05/07/2015 - Cheboygan Area Business Expo & Taste of the Straits
    The Cheboygan Area Business Expo & Taste of the Straits will take place on Thursday May 7th from 3pm-8pm at the Cheboygan Ice Pavilion
    on Cleveland Avenue in Cheboygan. Deadlines for Reservations is April 25th. For more information, or to register for the event, contact
    the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-627-7183.

  • 05/07/2015 - Daughters of Isabella
    The Daughters of Isabella circle 975 will be holding a meeting on Thursday May 7th at 6pm at the St. John the Baptist Social Hall. All members are urged to attend.

  • 05/08/2015 - Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce
    The Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce is now taking reservations for this years Leadercast event, to be held on Friday May 8th from 8am-4:30pm at Alpena Community College in the Granum Theatre. Cost is $75 for chamber members or $105 for prospective members. Ticket includes a priceless experience, workbook,prizes,lunch and refreshments. Reservations can be made by contacting the chamber at 989-354-4181.

  • 05/09/2015 - Concert at Rogers City Theatre
    The Rogers City Theater will host a performance by the Jump Street Swing Band on May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The show is part of the Presque Isle District Library's 'Celebrating Our Cultural Traditions Through Music' series. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 05/09/2015 - Long Lake Lights Festival Fundraiser
    The Long Lake Lights Festival is holding a fundraiser on Saturday May 9th. The event takes place at the Aplex in the Ball Room, Doors will open at 4pm. There will be dinner, live music, a cash bar, a silent auction and also a live auction. The fundraiser will benefit the long lake lights festival and fireworks display coming up on June 27th. Tickets are 50$ for the event can be purchased at www.LongLakeLightsFestival.com, or you can call 989-464-0952. You can also use email at LongLakeLights@charter.net.

  • 05/09/2015 - Front Door Fireworks Button Sales Event
    There will be a Front Door Fireworks Button Sales Event taking place at Neiman's Family Market, Perch's IGA and Wal-mart in Alpena. This event is to help raise money for this year's Alpena Fireworks. The event takes place from 10am-4pm on Saturday May 9th.

  • 05/09/2015 - Alpena Childcare and Development Center
    The Alpena Childcare and Development center will be hosting a 'Mommy Time Out' vendor show on May 9th from 10am-3pm, at the Alpena Childcare and Development center. There will be many vendors showing their wares, as well as face painting and free snacks for the kids.

  • 05/14/2015 - Region 14A MEA-Retired
    The Region 14A MEA-Retired is holding a meeting at the Camp Inn Lodge on US-23S in Oscoda on may 14th at 10am, with Lunch at 11am. For more information on the meeting, contact the Alpena MEA office at 356-4551 or call 1-800-587-5545.

  • 05/14/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center is having a Gaylord Shopping Trip on Thursday May 14th. The bus will be leaving the senior center at 8am to travel to Gaylord for great shopping, with stops at several stores. Lunch stop will be at Ponderosa Steak House. Trip charge is $15, each individual is responsible for their own lunch cost. There is limited seating, sign up early. For more information call the center at 356-3585.

  • 05/15/2015 - Good Morning Alpena Breakfast
    There will be a Good Morning Alpena Breakfast - The Community Development Partners. this event takes place on Friday may 15th at 7am, with a 7:30am program. It will be held at Art In The Loft in downtown Alpena and is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Registration is required and cost is $9 per person. To register, or for more information, call at 989-354-4181.

  • 05/16/2015 - Rivers Edge Golf Club
    Rivers Edge Golf Club is holding it's 17th annual Scramble for Friends, a 4-person golf scramble, on Saturday May 16th. Check in for the event will be from 8:30am-9:30am and Tee off will be at 10am sharp. Space for this event is limited to 28 teams, with an entry fee of $75 which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, a sleeve of balls and goodie bag, lunch w/beverages, door prizes, a hole in one contest and putting contest and much more. For more information, contact Rivers Edge Golf Club.

  • 05/16/2015 - Hillman's 21st Annual Blessing of the Bikes
    Hillman's 21st Annual Blessing of the Bikes will take place in downtown Hillman on May 16th at the George DeCaire Memorial at 12noon. There will be a 50/50 drawing, and a poker run after the blessing. Registration starts at 9am.

  • 05/16/2015 - Area Wide Alpena Clean Up Day
    There will be an Area Wide Alpena clean up day, Including city of Alpena residents, on May 16th from 8am-1pm. This event takes place at the M-32W Transfer Station. They will be accepting 10 Tires per household (if with rims, cost of $1), Furniture, White goods (appliances, water heaters, etc.) and electronics. They will NOT accept household trash, hazardous materials or paint products.

  • 05/19/2015 - Fireworks Button Curb Side Sales Event
    There will be a Fireworks Button Curb Side Sales Event, taking place on Tuesday May 19th at the Alpena Chamber of Commerce on Chisolm street in Alpena from 11am-2pm. Chamber ambassadors will be selling buttons in front of the Chamber office to help support this year's Alpena Fireworks Display.

  • 05/20/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center is hosting a bus trip for dinner at the posen senior center. The trip takes place on May 20th. The bus will leave the center at 3:30pm to travel to the Posen Senior Center for dinner. Suggested donation for dinner is $3 for those over 60. Trip charge is $2, with limited seating available. Call 356-3585 for more information.

  • 05/21/2015 - Air Water Quality Meeting
    The Alpena County Intergovernmental Air Water Quality meeting will be held on May 21 at 5 p.m. in the Alpena County Annex Building. For more information, call 354-9500.

  • 05/22/2015 - Art of marriage video conference
    The Alpena Free Methodist Church is holding an Art Of Marriage Video Conference on May 22nd and 23rd. The event takes place at the church on Friday Evening and Saturday all day. Registration is required and costs $50. To register or for more information call 989-354-5351 or 989-916-7098.

  • 05/22/2015 - Open House at 40 Mile Point Lighthouse
    There will be an open house at 40 Mile Point Lighthouse on U.S. 23 7 miles north of Rogers City Michigan. This event will take place on May 22nd,23rd and 24th from 10am-4pm each day. The event is hosted by the 40 Mile Point lighthouse society. There are numerous events, artisans and craftspeople who will be at the event, including several performances on the 23rd and 24th. For more information on this event please call 989-734-4587.

  • 05/22/2015 - Hope Lutheran Church
    Hope Lutheran Church is holding it's 9th annual rummage sale on Friday May 22nd from 8am-3pm and Saturday May 23rd from 9am-12noon. There will be food available, and a wide variety of goods. Proceeds from the event go to Food For The Poor inc. the event takes place at Hope Lutheran Church on W. Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard lake.

  • 05/23/2015 - Classic Kruzers Truck and Auto Show
    The Classic Kruzers Truck and Auto show will take place May 23rd from 9am-2:30p.m. at 131 E. Superior Street in Rogers City. Voting takes place from 11am-2p.m., awards ceremony at 2:15p.m., the Grand Kruze begins at 2:45p.m. and ends at 40 Mile Point. There will also be breakfast sponsored by the Lions Club from 7:30am-10A.M., Lunch and also a Live Auction. For more information about this event call 989-351-9684.

  • 05/23/2015 - 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society
    The 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society would like to present it's Maritime Concert and Open House, taking place Saturday and Sunday May 23rd and 24th. This event features singer/songwriters Ruzz Franzen and Dan Hall, with multiple appearances times each day. The event will be held on the grounds of the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse in Presque Isle County's Lighthouse Park. For more information call 989-734-4587.

  • 05/24/2015 - Arts and Crafts Show
    The 40 Mile Point Lighthouse north of Rogers City will host its 11th Annual Afternoon Arts and Crafts Show on May 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The event also includes an open house in the lighthouse. Kiwanis Club whitefish sandwiches will be available. For more information, visit 'www dot 40 Mile Point Lighthouse dot com.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 05/28/2015 - Smart Digital Marketing Seminar
    There will be a Smart Digital Marketing Seminar taking place at the Alpena County Library in the Conference room from 8am-9:30am on Thursday May 28th. Cost for the event is $20 for prospective chamber members and free for full chamber members. Registration is required, for more information or to register please call 989-354-4181.

  • 05/29/2015 - 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 May 29. For more information, contact June Duby at 354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 356-1165.

  • 05/30/2015 - Alcona Library Board Meeting
    The Color Me Awesome 5K Run takes place on Saturday May 30th at 10am, starting at Lakeside Park in Rogers City. For more information on this event or on how to register, please go to DHD4.org .

  • 06/01/2015 - Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program
    The Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program needs volunteers to assist beneficiaries in understanding their Medicare Options, enrolling in plans and completing applications for Extra Help through the Social Security Administration or Medicare Savings Program through the
    department of human services. For more information on how to become a volunteer, call Karen Balcom at 1-800-219-2273 ext. 231, or Susan bowen at 1-800-219-2273 ext. 212.

  • 06/06/2015 - Spring Fest Arts and Crafts Show
    The Kiwanis Club of Rogers City will hold its annual Spring Fest Arts and Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Westminster Park. The show will feature a variety of crafters, whitefish sandwiches, a bounce house and other activities for kids. Admission is free. For more information, call Barb at (989) 734-4587.

  • 06/10/2015 - Smart Digital Marketing Seminar
    There is a Last Chance Fireworks Button Sales Event taking place on Wednesday June 10th from 11am-2pm at 1491 West M-32 in Alpena.

  • 06/13/2015 - Thunder Bay Fire Fighters Association Golf Scramble
    The Thunder Bay Area fire fighters association is sponsoring their 5th annual golf scramble, a fund raising golf outing with proceeds going to the TBFFA support groups. The TBFFA is represented by 16 area fire departments. There will be a hole in one competition, door prizes, and many different prizes awarded. The event takes place at the White Pine Golf Club on Hubbard Lake Road in Spruce on June 13th. There is a player meeting at 12:30pm, and a siren start at 1pm. The cost is $60 per person and includes a dinner banquet and awards. For more information contact White Pine National Golf Course at 989-736-3279.

  • 06/26/2015 - 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 June 26. For more information, contact June Duby at 354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 356-1165.

  • 06/26/2015 - Rogers City Summer Concert Series
    There will be a perfomance in the Rogers City Summer concert Series on June 26th at the Rogers City Bandshell at 7pm, featuring 'The Remedee' for more information call 989-734-2535.



  • 06/27/2015 - Au Sable Valley Engine and Tractor Show
    The AuSable Valley Engine and Tractor Show will be held June 26-27 at the Oscoda County Fairgrounds on Caldwell Road off M-33 between Mio and Fairview. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days and features tractor and machine exhibits, gas engines and related machinery, farm implements, tractor and kids games, a flea market, a swap market, tractor pulling and more. Rustic camping and food will be available. The gate fee is $3 per person. Children under 12 will be admitted free. For more information, call (989) 370-5471.

  • 07/04/2015 - Wheels Car Club
    The Wheels Car Club will be holding their 7th annual cruise night, car show, and swap meet on Saturday and Sunday July 4-5. Cruise night will be held at Thunder Bay Resort on M-32 in Hillman on Saturday evening from 4pm-7pm. The Car Show and Swap meet will be held on Sunday July 5th in downtown Hillman in the Village parking lots behind the Hy-Way Inn. Registration is from 8am-1am, trophies will be presented at 3:30pm. For more information, contact Dennis at 989-742-3651.

  • 07/10/2015 - Rogers City Summer Concert Series
    There will be a performance by the Petoskey Steel Drum Band as part of the Rogers City Summer Concert Series. The concert takes place on July 10th at the Rogers City Bandshell at 7pm. For more information call 989-734-2535.

  • 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.

  • 08/14/2015 - 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 .

  • 08/28/2015 - 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.

  • 05/30/2015 - Color Me Awesome 5k
    The Color Me Awesome 5K Run takes place on Saturday May 30th at 10am, starting at Lakeside Park in Rogers City. For more information on this event or on how to register, please go to DHD4.org.



  • 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
    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.

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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 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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