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  • 07/20/2014 - Kiddie Fishing Classic
    The PNC Bank Kiddie Fishing Classic will be a new addition to the Brown Trout Festival this year. It will be a part of Family Day on July 20 and is open to children ages 14 and younger. Participants can pre-register at PNC Bank or in the Big Tent on the day of the event beginning at 7 a.m.

  • 07/20/2014 - Pancake Breakfast
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a pancake breakfast at the Brown Trout Festival's small tent on July 19 and July 20 form 9 a.m. to 12 noon each day. The cost is $7 per person. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 07/20/2014 - Sunday Morning Breakfast
    The Onaway VFW Post will host a Sunday Morning Breakfast every Sunday in July from 7 a.m. to 12 noon. The breakfast is open to the public. For more information, contact the VFW.

  • 07/21/2014 - Vacation Bible School
    Hope Lutheran Church will host a Vacation Bible School from July 21-25 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon each day. It's open to kids in preschool through 5th grade. The theme will be "Kingdom Rock - Where Kids Stand Strong for God." For more information, or to register, call (989) 727-3206.

  • 07/21/2014 - Vacation Bible School
    The Comins Mennonite Church will host a Vacation Bible School on July 21. For more information, call (989) 848-2909.

  • 07/21/2014 - Rolled Paper Vase-Making Class
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Pam Schroder-Schilbe on July 21 at 1 p.m. for a class on making rolled paper vases. The class is for advanced skill-level crafters and there is a $5 cost. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 07/21/2014 - Mio Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on July 21 at the Mio Knights of Columbus Hall from 1-6:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 07/21/2014 - Drop in Craft
    On July 21, 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 Library.

  • 07/21/2014 - Candidates Forum in Alpena
    The League of Women Voters of Alpena County will host a candidates' forum on July 21 from 7-9 p.m. at Alpena Community College's Granum Theatre. The forum is for candidates who have someone in their own party running against them in the August primary, and includes U.S. and State Representatives plus Alpena County Commissioners. Ballot proposals will also be listed. For more information, visit 'www dot L-W-V Alpena County dot org.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 07/21/2014 - Presentation by Jennifer Pharr Davis
    The Alpena County Library will host Jennifer Pharr Davis for a presentation on July 21 at 6:30 p.m. Davis has broken a record for a through hike on the Appalachian Trail, and she has been named National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 07/21/2014 - RC Chamber of Commerce Meeting
    The Rogers City Chamber of Commerce will host a meeting on July 21 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss marketing ideas during the MDOT road construction in the city this summer. For more information, contact the Chamber at 734-2535.

  • 07/22/2014 - Au Sable River Canoe Marathon
    The Au Sable River Canoe Marathon, which runs from Grayling to Oscoda, will be held July 22-27. For more information, visit 'www dot Au Sable Canoe Marathon dot org.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 07/22/2014 - River Center Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a visit to the NOAA Building in Alpena on July 22 at 1 p.m. to learn about the future River Center by Duck Park. It will be led by Judy Kalmanek. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 07/22/2014 - Fairview Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on July 22 at the Fairview Mennonite Church from 1-6:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 07/22/2014 - Matt Emerick will Perform in Harrisville
    On July 22, Juggler Mat Emerick will perform at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 1:30 p.m. Call 724-6796 for more info.

  • 07/22/2014 - Free Vision and Hearing Screenings
    District Health Department No. 4 will offer free vision and hearing screenings for students on July 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Atlanta office. The screenings will be open to people entering kindergarten through those age 18. Vision screening is required for all children prior to entering kindergarten. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 785-4428.

  • 07/23/2014 - Gorgeous Grandma Day
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Jim Dessenberg for a "Gorgeous Grandma Day" on July 23 at 10:30 a.m. Attendees can have a glamour shot taken. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 07/23/2014 - Senior Nutrition Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Kathy Freel from MSU Extension on July 23 at noon for a presentation on senior nutrition. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 07/23/2014 - Learn Origami in Harrisville
    On July 23, Learn Origami with Ming Louie at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 1:30 p.m. Call 724-6796 to register. This is a free program for ages 8 and older.

  • 07/24/2014 - 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)

  • 07/24/2014 - Free Vision and Hearing Screenings
    District Health Department No. 4 will offer free vision and hearing screenings for students on July 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Alpena office. The screenings will be open to people entering kindergarten through those age 18. Vision screening is required for all children prior to entering kindergarten. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 356-4507.

  • 07/24/2014 - 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.

  • 07/24/2014 - Posen Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on July 24 at St. Casimir School Gym in Posen from 1-6:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 07/25/2014 - ARMC Hosts Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby on July 25 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Chairwoman June Duby at 354-4605.

  • 07/25/2014 - Euchre Tournament
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a euchre tournament on July 25 from 3-7 p.m. at the Big Tent during Alpena's Brown Trout Festival. There is a $20 entry fee, with payout for the first four places. First place will earn $300. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 07/25/2014 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in July there will be a Storytime and Craft for Children at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 10:15-11 a.m. For more information, contact the library.

  • 07/25/2014 - End of Summer Reading Party
    On July 25, there will will be an End of Summer Reading Party and prize drawing for children and teens at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 3-4 p.m. Call 724-6796 for more information.

  • 07/25/2014 - Alpena Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on July 25 at the Alpena Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 07/25/2014 - Ice Cream Social
    Grace Episcopal Church in Long Rapids will host an ice cream social on July 25 from 4-7 p.m. It will also include salads, sandwiches, and pies. A free-will offering will be accepted with half the proceeds going towards an organization or person in need. For more information, contact the church.

  • 07/26/2014 - AHS Class of 1982 Celebrates Turning 50
    The Alpena High School Class of 1982 will host a 'Turning 50 Birthday Bash' on July 26 at the Long Lake Park Pavilion beginning at 12 noon. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass, lawn chairs, a lawn game, place settings and beverages. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Beth at 464-7083 or Donna at 590-3327.

  • 07/26/2014 - Euchre Tournament in Hillman
    The Hillman Senior Center will host a euchre tournament on July 26. Doors open at 6 p.m. and play starts at 7:00. There is a $20 entry fee and a cash payout. Prizes and food will be provided. For more information, call 742-4951 or 742-2013.

  • 07/26/2014 - Shoreline Wesleyan Church Hosts Sales
    Shoreline Wesleyan Church in Alpena will host a "Make It Your Sale" and bake sale on July 26 at 110 North Third Street and 135 River Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can rent an 8-foot table for $10. For more information, call (989) 657-1524.

  • 07/26/2014 - Grand Lake Book Sale
    The Grand Lake Branch of the Presque Isle District Library will host its annual book sale July 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 595-5051.

  • 07/27/2014 - Sunday Dinner
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Sunday dinner on July 27 from 12-1:30 p.m. Carol Cadarette will provide music. The cost is $6 per person. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 07/27/2014 - Sunday Morning Breakfast
    The Onaway VFW Post will host a Sunday Morning Breakfast every Sunday in July from 7 a.m. to 12 noon. The breakfast is open to the public. For more information, contact the VFW.

  • 07/27/2014 - Vacation Bible School in Alpena
    The Alpena Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host a Vacation Bible School from July 27-31 from 6-8 p.m. each day. For more information, contact the church.

  • 07/28/2014 - Laughter Therapy Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Annie Hepburn on July 28 at 10:15 a.m. for a presentation on laughter therapy. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 07/28/2014 - Card and Game Night
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a card and game night on July 28 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $3 per person, and there will be a $5 prize for each table. For more information, or to reserve a space, contact the Center.

  • 07/29/2014 - Presentation on Alzheimers Disease
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Annie Hepburn on July 29 at 10:30 a.m. for a presentation on the warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 07/29/2014 - Cirque Amongus In Harrisville
    On July 29, Cirque Amongus presents a show filled with juggling, music, magic, comedy and more at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 1:30 p.m. Call 724-6796 for more information.

  • 07/29/2014 - Nautical Fest Kick-Off
    The Rogers City Chamber of Commerce will host a Chamber Mixer and Business After Hours event during Nautical Festival Kickoff Night at the Big Tent at Lakeside Park on July 29. It will run from 5-7 p.m. and will offer an opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services. In edition, The Water's Edge will host a kick-off dinner. The cost is $25 to secure a booth for the Chamber Mixer. For more information, contact the Chamber at 734-2535.

  • 07/30/2014 - Rubber Duckie Race
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a rubber duckie on July 30 at 11 a.m. Those with a winning duck will be put in a prize drawing. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 07/30/2014 - Baked Potato Bar
    The Alpena Eagles will host a baked potato bar with all your favorite fixings on July 30 from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $5 per potato. Attendees can make their spud any way they like it with as many toppings as they wish. For more information, contact the Eagles.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 08/02/2014 - 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.

  • 08/03/2014 - 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.

  • 08/05/2014 - 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.

  • 08/06/2014 - 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.

  • 08/07/2014 - 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.

  • 08/08/2014 - 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.

  • 08/09/2014 - 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.

  • 08/11/2014 - 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.

  • 08/12/2014 - 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.

  • 08/13/2014 - 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.

  • 08/14/2014 - 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.

  • 08/15/2014 - 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.

  • 08/16/2014 - 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.

  • 08/17/2014 - 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.

  • 08/18/2014 - 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.

  • 08/19/2014 - 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.

  • 08/20/2014 - 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.

  • 08/21/2014 - 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.

  • 08/22/2014 - 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.

  • 08/23/2014 - 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.

  • 08/25/2014 - 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.

  • 08/26/2014 - 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.

  • 08/27/2014 - 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.

  • 08/28/2014 - 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.

  • 08/29/2014 - 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.

  • 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.

  • 09/08/2014 - 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.

  • 09/20/2014 - 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

  • 12/31/2014 - NOTE - THESE EVENTS CONTINUE ON A REGULAR BASIS - FOR DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS SCROLL DOWN


    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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