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Community Events

  • 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.

  • 10/21/2014 - Senior Center Hosts Dogs
    The Alpena Senior Center will host adoptable dogs from the Huron Humane Society on Oct. 21 from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 10/21/2014 - Alcona Book Club Meeting
    On Oct. 21, the Alcona Book Club will meet at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 12-1 p.m. The selection for October is “Mandela’s Way” by Richard Stengel. Call 724-6796 for more info.

  • 10/21/2014 - Knitting Klub and Crochet Meeting
    On Oct. 21, the Knitting Klub & Crochet will meet at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 1-3 p.m. All levels are welcome. Call 724-6796 for more information.

  • 10/21/2014 - LWV Candidates Forum
    The League of Women Voters of Alpena County will host a candidates forum on Oct. 21 at the Alpena County Library from 6-9 p.m. It will include candidates for local, state and national offices. The forum is non-partisan and audience members will be able to submit questions in written form. For more information, contact the League of Women Voters.

  • 10/21/2014 - Presentation on Laughter Threapy
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Annie Hepburn on Nov. 21 at 10:15 p.m. for a presentation on laughter therapy. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 10/22/2014 - Eye Safety Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Dr. Robert Currier on Oct. 22 for a presentation on eye injury prevention. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 10/22/2014 - All You Can Eat Hotcakes
    The Alpena Shrine Club and Chisholm Street McDonald's will host an all-you-can-eat hotcakes dinner on Wednesdays in October from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $3 and the first serving includes a sausage patty. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Shriners or at the door. For more information, contact Mike Barnett at 356-2889.

  • 10/22/2014 - Coat Giveaway in Oscoda
    Shelter, Inc. will hold a coat giveaway at Second Chances in Oscoda on Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Donations of new and gently worn coats, gloves, hats, mittens and boots are needed. For more information, contact Shirley at 356-6265 or Janice at 739-7989.

  • 10/22/2014 - Donut Sale at St Johns
    St. John Lutheran School in Rogers City will host a fall donut sale on Oct. 22 beginning at 10 a.m. The cost is $10 per dozen, or $1 per donut. Both glazed and sugar will be available. Proceeds will benefit the radio broadcasts of St. Johns' Sunday morning services, and the potential of making those available over the internet. For more information, call 734-3580.

  • 10/22/2014 - Baked Potato Buffet
    The Alpena Eagles will host a Baked Potato Buffet on Oct. 22 from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $5 per potato and the public is welcome. For more information, contact Stan Wahoski at 766-0144.

  • 10/22/2014 - Hospice Volunteer Orientation Forum
    Hospice of Michigan will host a Volunteer Orientation Forum on Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its office in Alpena (112 W. Chisholm). Hospice is looking for volunteers to provide patient companionship and grief support in Alpena, Presque Isle, Montmorency, Alcona, Oscoda, Ogemaw and Iosco Counties. For more information, call 358-4293.

  • 10/23/2014 - Presentation on Lawn and Shrub Winterization
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Doug Pratt of Prattscape on Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on winterizing your shrubs and lawn. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 10/23/2014 - Brenda Elsagher Presentation - REGISTRATION DEADLINE
    Friends Together will present a message of hope and healing through laughter with Brenda Elsagher on Oct. 23 at the APlex in Alpena. The appetizer and beverage bar will open at 5:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:00. Admission is $10. The registration deadline is Oct. 20. For more information, call 356-3231.

  • 10/24/2014 - Laughter Therapy Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Annie Hepburn on Oct. 24 for a presentation on laughter therapy at 10:15 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 10/24/2014 - ARMC Development Council Fundraiser
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Development Council will host a fundraiser on Oct. 24 at the Besser Museum from 5:30-8 p.m. The evening includes a silent auction of artwork by local artists, hors d'oeuvres, craft beer and wine, music by Kat Tomaszewski, and a preview of the museum's 2014 'Juried Art Exhibit.' Tickets are $35 and available at the ARMC Development Council office, the museum, or Neiman's Family Market.

  • 10/24/2014 - Ossineke Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Oct. 24 at Ossineke United Methodist Church from 12-5:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 10/24/2014 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in October, 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.

  • 10/24/2014 - Soup Bread and Pie Supper
    Grace Episcopal Church in Long Rapids will host a home-made soups, breads and pie supper on Oct. 24 from 4-7 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted with half of the proceeds going towards a person or organization in need. For more information, contact the church.

  • 10/24/2014 - Haunted Corn Maze
    The Hillman Corn Maze will become the Haunted Corn Maze on Oct. 24-25 from 7-11 p.m. both nights. Attendees are encouraged to bring a flashlight to help them navigate the maze. The site will also be open during its regular hours during the day (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for kids preschool age or younger. For more information, call 742-4537.

  • 10/25/2014 - Senior Center House Party
    The Alpena Senior Center will host an all-in-one house party on Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will include deals from a variety of home party vendors. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 10/25/2014 - Ownership Transfer Ceremony for Light Station
    There will be a ceremony to convey ownership of the Thunder Bay Island Light Station from the Federal Government to Alpena Township on Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. The event is free and the public is invited.

  • 10/25/2014 - Timber Tax Lecture
    The Alcona Conservation District will host a Timber Tax lecture at the Alcona County Library in Harrisville on Oct. 25 from 1-3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. It is intended to educate forest landowners, loggers, and foresters on how taxes and tax programs related to timberlands currently operate. For more information or to register, contact Andrew Beebe at (989) 335-1056.

  • 10/25/2014 - Tim Boyd Memorial Yooper Shoot
    The Tim Boyd Memorial Yooper Shoot will be held at the Alpena Sportsmen's Club on Oct. 25 beginning at 9 a.m. Lunch will follow. Registration is $75 and includes one round of sporting clays, a shirt, lunch and a gun raffle ticket. The event will benefit the Tim Boyd Memorial Scholarship Fund at Michigan State University. For more information, contact Sunrise Veterinary Services.

  • 10/25/2014 - Community Halloween Party
    The Presque Isle Athletic Club will host a Community Halloween Party on Oct. 25 from 6-10 p.m. It will include a 130-foot maze, a cave of doom, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, pizza, and more. Proceeds will benefit the Presque Isle Food Pantry. For more information, call 734-0008.

  • 10/25/2014 - Run-Walk for Sobriety
    Y-E-S I CAN will host the Judge James H. Cook Run/Walk for Sobriety on Oct. 25 at Lakewood Shores Pavilion in Oscoda. Check-in starts at 3:30 p.m., and the run-walk starts at 4:00. The cost is $20, but participants are encouraged to seek sponsorships from friends and family. Proceeds will benefit the Sobriety Foundation. For more information, call (989) 569-4216 or visit 'www dot Sobriety Foundation dot org.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 10/25/2014 - Polka Dance
    The Long Rapids Hall will host a polka dance on Oct. 25 from 2-5 p.m. featuring Ann and her Polka Pals. Dinner will be served at 5:00. the cost is $15. For more information, or to get tickets, call 379-3746.

  • 10/25/2014 - Deer Hunters Roundup
    The Fifth Annual Deer Hunter's Roundup will be held on Oct. 25 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hubbard Lake from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day's events include youth archery, a silent auction, music by Pickin' For People, a chili cookoff, venison sausage sampling, question and answer sessions with the DNR and QDMA, vendors, a bake sale and more. For more information, contact the church at (989) 727-2496.

  • 10/25/2014 - Trunk or Treat
    Lincoln's annual Trunk or Treat will be held Oct. 25. Participating vehicles can line up along Main Street at 10 a.m. Trunk or Treat Activities will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30. Soup and chili will be served. For more information, call Teresa at 736-8936 or Naomi at 736-3137, or visit the village website at 'www dot Lincoln M-I dot com.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 10/25/2014 - Fall Bazaar
    St. Mary Catholic Church in Alpena will host its annual Fall Bazaar on Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Mary Education Center in Alpena. The event will include bingo, a cash raffle, and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items for sale will include canned goods, homemade doll clothes, breads, baked goods, fudge, candy, jewelry, and more. For more information, contact Julie Kowalski at (989) 884-1253.

  • 10/25/2014 - Kids Fall Fest - Trunk or Treat
    The Montmorency County Fairgrounds will host a Kids Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 25 from 4-7 p.m. The trunk or treating starts at 6:00. The event also includes kids games, prizes, a haunted barn, concessions, jack-o-lantern and costume contests and more. The event is sponsored by the Montmorency County 4-H Fair Board.

  • 10/26/2014 - Hillman High Corn Maze Open
    The 2014 Hillman High School Tiger Country Corn Maze will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through October 26th. The maze is located just south of the Hillman High School Baseball Fields on M-32. Last entries are permitted one hour before closing time. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for kids preschool age or younger. Special appointments and group rates are available. Proceeds will benefit Hillman's athletic and academic groups. For more information, call 742-4537.

  • 10/26/2014 - Sunrise Side Oktoberfest
    The Knights of Columbus Hall on Hamilton Road in Alpena will host a Sunrise Side Oktoberfest Dinner-Dance on Oct. 26. A pork loin dinner will begin at 5:30. The event also includes a cash bar and music by the Norm Seiss Band. Tickets are $12 and available at Garant's Party Store, Neiman's Family Market and Perch's IGA. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

  • 10/26/2014 - Musical Presentation
    Hope Lutheran Church in Hubbard Lake will host a musical presentation on Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards. For more information, contact the church.

  • 10/26/2014 - Annual Lincoln Trunk Or Treat

    Annual Lincoln Trunk Or Treat - Saturday October 25th. Participating vehicles can set up on Main Street at 10:00 A.M. - Trunk Or Treat activity will be between 11:00 and 12:30 - Soup and Chili Served between 11:00 and 1:00.   Food, fun, games, best dressed pet contest and more ! For more information, check out the village website www.lincolnmi.com You can also call 736-8936 (Teresa Hart) or 736-3137 (Naomi Potter).

  • 10/26/2014 - Fall Festival in Posen
    The Posen Citizens Academic Council will host a fall festival on Oct. 26 from 3-6 p.m. at Posen Schools. It will include arts and crafts, mommy and son lego building, daddy and daughter cake decorating, the 'cow pie classic,' a bake sale, fire trucks, a haunted circus, a 50-50 and more. Only 200 tickets are available at Posen Schools and Posen Ace Hardware. For more information, contact Carrie Sobeck at 766-2471 or 766-2308.

  • 10/27/2014 - Card and Game Night
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Card and Game Night on Oct. 27 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $3, and there will be a $5-per-table prize. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 10/27/2014 - Card-Making Class
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a class on making Halloween cards on Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. The cost is $3. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 10/27/2014 - Alpena Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Oct. 27 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Alpena from 12-5:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 10/27/2014 - Open Enrollment for Mdicare Part D
    The Presque Isle County Council on Aging in Onaway will host an open enrollment event for Medicare Part D on Oct. 27. For more information, call 766-8191.

  • 10/28/2014 - Senior Center Hosts Ambulance Tour
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Alpena Fire Chief Bill Forbush on Oct. 28 as he will offer a tour of an ambulance at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 10/29/2014 - Cooking Class in Alpena
    Art in the Loft of Alpena will host a class on preparing wild game on Oct. 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with instructor Lynn Hall. The class is open to adults and the cost is $25. For more information, contact Art in the Loft.

  • 10/29/2014 - Spooky Trick or Treat Walk
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Spooky Trick or Treat Walk on Oct. 29. It features four tries for $1 and begins at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 10/29/2014 - All You Can Eat Hotcakes
    The Alpena Shrine Club and Chisholm Street McDonald's will host an all-you-can-eat hotcakes dinner on Wednesdays in October from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $3 and the first serving includes a sausage patty. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Shriners or at the door. For more information, contact Mike Barnett at 356-2889.

  • 10/29/2014 - Alcona Library Board Meeting
    On Oct. 29, the Alcona County Library Board will meet at the Harrisville branch of the library at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the library.

  • 10/29/2014 - Understanding Long-Term Care
    The Presque Isle County Council on Aging in Onaway will host State Farm Agent Cory Budnick for a presentation on understanding long-term care on Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 766-8191.

  • 10/29/2014 - GM Sunrise Side Salaried Retirees Meeting
    The GM Sunrise Side Salaried Retirees will hold their regular monthly luncheon meeting on Oct. 29 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sanctuary Inn in Alpena. The program will feature attorney Keith Wallace, who specializes in trust planning. Contact Chuck Griffin, 989-727-3350 or Don Cantleberry, 989-354-5504 for more information or reservations.

  • 10/30/2014 - Nunsense Jamboree at TBT
    The Thunder Bay Theatre in Alpena will present "Nunsense Jamboree" Oct. 30-Nov. 16, on Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students ages 18 and younger. For more information, contact the theatre.

  • 10/30/2014 - Wreath-Making Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host A.J. MacAurther on Oct. 30 for a presentation on making holiday wreaths at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 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.

  • 10/31/2014 - Halloween Costume Contest
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Halloween Costume Contest on Oct. 31 during regular meal times. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 10/31/2014 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in October, 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.

  • 10/31/2014 - Soup and Paczki Sale ORDER DEADLINE
    The St. Casimir Rosary Society will host a homemade soup and paczki sale on Nov. 8 at from 12-1:30 p.m. at the St. Casimir School Gym in Posen. The soup (chicken noodle and czarnina) is $7 per quart and the paczkis are $7 per dozen. Pre-orders are required and will be accepted from Oct. 20-31. For more information, or to place and order, call 766-8069 or 766-2047.

  • 11/01/2014 - Christmas Bazaar
    St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena will host a Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Turkey Noodle Casserole luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and younger. The event also includes a cookie walk, book nook, country store, needlework nook and more. For more information, call 356-1658.

  • 11/01/2014 - Dinner Theatre Show
    The Alpena High School Masquers Club will present a dinner theatre show called "Killing Sara" on Nov. 1 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Alpena. Show times are 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and they include a three-course meal. For more information, contact the club.

  • 11/01/2014 - Bazaar in Herron
    St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Herron will host a bazaar on Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will include a light breakfast, crafts, a cookie walk, sauerkraut, baked goods and more. For more information, contact the church.

  • 11/01/2014 - Bazaar and Bake Sale
    Spratt United Methodist Church will host a bazaar and bake sale on Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will include sauerkraut, vegetable soup, jams, and baked goods. For more information, contact the church.

  • 11/01/2014 - St Annes Turkey Dinner
    St. Anne's Catholic Church in Alpena will host a turkey dinner on Nov. 1 from 4-6:30 p.m. at its parish center. The event will also include a raffle for a $5,000 cash prize, a Chinese raffle, a 50-50 drawing, The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and its free for those under 5. Raffle tickets will be sold in advance. For more information, or to buy a ticket, call 356-0622.

  • 11/01/2014 - Euchre Tournament
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Euchre Tournament on Nov. 1. Sign-in begins, and a meal will be served at 5 p.m. Games run from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and includes the meal. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 11/01/2014 - Quota International Trivia Night
    Quota International of Iosco County is holding its 6th annual trivia night on Nov. 1 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Newman Street in East Tawas. The event is open to teams of eight at $100 per table. Doors open at 6 p.m., with trivia starting at 7:00. Proceeds will benefit Quota's service committee endeavors. For more information, contact Laura at (989) 820-9188.

  • 11/01/2014 - Surviving The Holidays
    Griefshare will host a program called "Surviving the Holidays" on Nov. 1 from 10-11 a.m. at Friends Together in Alpena. The cost to attend is $5. For more information, call 354-2730.

  • 11/01/2014 - Bazaar and Bake Sale
    Immanuel Lutheran Church near Rogers City will host a bazaar and bake sale on Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A chicken and biscuit luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and #3.50 for children. Takeouts will be available. For more information, contact the church.

  • 11/02/2014 - ASO Autumn Serenade
    The Alpena Symphony Orchestra will present its autumn serenade at First United Methodist Chruch in Alpena on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. The show will also include students involved with the ASO String School. A punch and cookie reception will follow the concert, which is free. However, donations are appreciated. For more information, contact Eric Lawson at 255-3762 or Maryann Hubbard at 727-3523.

  • 11/02/2014 - Euchre Tournament
    The Barton City Eagles on Sanborn Road will host a Euchre tournament on Nov. 2. The cost is $10 and includes a meal. Registration runs from 12-2 p.m., with games from 2-5 p.m. There will be payouts to the top four places. The event also includes a 50-50 drawing. For more information, call (989) 736-3050.

  • 11/03/2014 - CFNEM Accepting Grant Applications
    The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is accepting grant applications for the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year through Nov. 3. All 501(c)(3) non-profit agencies in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle Counties are invited to apply. Presque Isle public and parochial schools may also apply during the November cycle for youth projects. For more information, call 354-6881 or (877) 354-6881, or visit 'www dot C-F-N-E-M dot org.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 11/03/2014 - Rogers City Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Nov. 3 at the Presque Isle Athletic Club in Rogers City from 12-5:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 11/03/2014 - Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Event
    On Nov. 3, the Alpena Senior Center will host an open enrollment event for Medicare Part D from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Several counselors will on site to provide information on which plan is best for each attendee. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 356-3585.

  • 11/03/2014 - Crafting with Wood
    On Nov. 3, the Alpena Senior Center will host staff members from the Home Depot at 1 p.m. for a presentation on crafting with wood. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 11/04/2014 - Alpena Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Nov. 4 at the Lafarge North America Maintenance Conference Room in Alpena from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 11/04/2014 - Presentation on Fire Safety
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Fire Marshal Dave Robbins on Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on fire safety. For more information, contact the center.

  • 11/04/2014 - Info on Timber Harvest and Ingalls Property
    The Iosco Conservation District will offer the public an opportunity to view an active timber harvest, and learn about the long-term plan for the Ingalls property, on Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. The event will be held at the dead end of Bischoff adjust, north of Anderson Road. For more information, contact District Forester Andrew Beebe at (989) 335-1056.

  • 11/05/2014 - Sax Concert at Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a performance by the Thunder Bay Saxophone Quartet on Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 11/05/2014 - UAW Retirees Membership Meeting
    The Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council is having it's membership meeting at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 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.

  • 11/06/2014 - Daughters of Isabella Meeting
    The Daughters of Isabella Circle 975 will host their regular meeting on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Social Hall in Alpena. Members are urged to attend.

  • 11/06/2014 - Presentation on Senior Driving Tips
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Michigan State Police Trooper Ashley Simpson on Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on elderly driving tips. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 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.

  • 11/07/2014 - Pickin For People Concert
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Pickin' for People Concert on Nov. 7. Dinner will be served from 5-6 p.m., with music from 6-8 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $3.50 for those over 60; the price for those under 60 is $6. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 11/07/2014 - Veterans Benefits Seminar
    The Tawas Bay DAV Chapter 130 will host a seminar on veterans' benefits on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at Tawas United Methodist Church in Tawas City. It will feature a guest speaker from the Saginaw VA Hospital. For more information, call (989) 362-2941.

  • 11/08/2014 - Hope Lutheran Church Bazaar
    Hope Lutheran Church in Hubbard Lake will host a Bazaar on Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will include a soup and salad luncheon for $8, a quilt raffle, cross-stitched pillows, a Chinese raffle, and homemade treats like horseradish, sauerkraut, pickles, jams, jellies and more. "Cooking with Hope" cookbooks will be on sale. For more information, contact the church.

  • 11/08/2014 - Snowmobile Safety Class
    The Alpena Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club will host a DNR-sanctioned Snowmobile Safety Class on Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Snowdrifters Clubhouse at the corner of Herron Road and M-32. Participants must be 12 years old by Nov. 8. For more information or to register, contact Bob Lieber at 727-3535 between 6-9 p.m.

  • 11/08/2014 - Surviving The Holidays
    Griefshare will host a program called "Surviving the Holidays" on Nov. 8 from 10-11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Ossineke. The cost to attend is $5. For more information, call 354-2730.

  • 11/10/2014 - Alpena Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Nov. 10 at Alpena Community College's Center Building from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 11/10/2014 - Presentation on Vacation Destinations
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Andrew Brown on Nov. 10 at 10:30 a.m. for a presentation on vacation destinations. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 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.

  • 11/11/2014 - Presentation on Services for Vets
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Stacy Bauer from Wellspring Lutheran on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on services available to veterans. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 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.

  • 11/12/2014 - Career Expo for Welders
    The Industrial Arts Institute in Onaway will host a career expo for well-trained and certified welders and fabricators Nov. 11-12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Students will be able to exhibit their certifications, work samples, and resumes. For more information, or to RSVP, call (989) 733-4369.

  • 11/12/2014 - Alpena Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Nov. 12 at the First Presbyterian Church in Alpena from 12-5:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 11/12/2014 - Chili Cook Off
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a chili cook-off on Nov. 12. Judging runs from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, and four tastes will cost $1. For more information, or to obtain an entry form, contact the Center.

  • 11/13/2014 - Gaylord Shopping Trip
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a shopping trip to Gaylord on Nov. 13. The cost is $15 per person, and participants are encouraged to sign up early. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 11/13/2014 - Seminar with Mary Jane Mapes
    The Northeast Michigan Human Resource Association and Alpena Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar with Author and Executive Coach Mary Jane Mapes on Nov. 13 at Alpena Community College's Granum Theatre from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Registration will begin at 8:30. The program is intended for leaders, entrepreneurs, and sales and service professionals. The cost is $50 ($40 for NMHRA members). For more information, contact Jennifer at 356-9007.

  • 11/14/2014 - Salad and Dessert Card Party
    St. Anne's Catholic Church in Alpena will host a salad and dessert card party on Nov. 14 at the church's Parish Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and serving begins at 6 p.m. The event includes table prizes, mini raffles and a cash raffle. Tickets are $7 and reservations are preferred. Limited tickets will be available at the door. For more information, contact Eleanore at 356-6467.

  • 11/14/2014 - Movie Afternoon
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Movie Afternoon on Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. with a showing of "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly." Free popcorn and lemonade will be available. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 11/16/2014 - Nunsense Jamboree at TBT
    The Thunder Bay Theatre in Alpena will present "Nunsense Jamboree" Oct. 30-Nov. 16, on Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students ages 18 and younger. For more information, contact the theatre.

  • 11/16/2014 - Senior Center Sunday Dinner
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Sunday Dinner on Nov. 16 from 12-1:30 p.m. Carole Cadarette will provide special music. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 11/17/2014 - Presentation on NLA Track
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Meg Richey on Nov. 17 at 10:15 a.m. for a presentation on the Northern Lights Arena walking track. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 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.

  • 11/18/2014 - ARMC Community Health Walk
    Alpena Regional Medical Center will host a Community Health Walk on Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. beginning at the ARMC Medical Group Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery office in Alpena. It will be led by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Nabeel Khan, and the topic will be winter skin care. For more information, call 356-8106.

  • 11/18/2014 - Memory Screenings
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a memory screenings on Nov. 18. Screenings are free and will be available by appointment. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 11/18/2014 - Senior Center Hosts Quilts
    The Alpena Senior Center will host quilts from the Have-A-Heart quilters club on Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 11/19/2014 - Info Meeting on China Trip
    The Alpena Chamber of Commerce will host an informational meeting on Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Alpena County Library regarding a community trip to China next fall. The trip would take place Oct. 12-20, 2015, and would cost $2,850 per person. Registration will be required. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 354-4181.

  • 11/19/2014 - Presentation on Tendercare
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Annie Hepburn from Tendercare on Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on what rehab options are available at the facility. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 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.

  • 11/22/2014 - Christmas Craft Show
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Christmas Craft Show and Art Sale on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local crafters will showcase and sell various gift items. Door prizes will be awarded every 15 minutes. Lunch concessions will be available. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 11/23/2014 - Surviving The Holidays
    Griefshare will host a program called "Surviving the Holidays" on Nov. 23 from 3-4 p.m. at the Brush Creek Mill in Hillman. The cost to attend is $5. For more information, call 354-2730.

  • 11/24/2014 - Presentation on Food Safety
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Kathy Freel from MSU Extension on Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on Thanksgiving and holiday food safety. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 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.

  • 11/28/2014 - Kids Cooking Class
    Art in the Loft in Alpena will host a cooking class for kids on Nov. 28 from 1-3 p.m. The class is aimed at kids ages 6 and up. The cost is $10, or $9 for members. For more information, contact Art in the Loft.

  • 11/28/2014 - Christmas Carol at TBT
    The Thunder Bay Theatre in Alpena will present "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" Nov. 28-Dec. 14, on Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students ages 18 and younger. For more information, contact the theatre.

  • 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.

  • 12/10/2014 - Christmas Cooking Class
    Art in the Loft in Alpena will host a cooking class focusing on Christmas Challah Breads on Dec. 10 from 1-3 p.m. with instructor Wanda Gougeon. The class is open to adults and the price is $30, or $28 for members. For more information, contact Art in the Loft.

  • 12/14/2014 - Christmas Carol at TBT
    The Thunder Bay Theatre in Alpena will present "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" Nov. 28-Dec. 14, on Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students ages 18 and younger. For more information, contact the theatre.

  • 12/15/2014 - Look Good - Feel Better
    Look Good ... Feel Better is a non-medical public service program that teaches cancer patients beauty techniques that help them manage appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments. The group will meet on Dec. 15 in Alpena Regional Medical Center's HRC Conference Room from 1:30-3:30 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-227-2345.

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

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


  • Ongoing Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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