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  • 09/02/2014 - Presentation on Parkinsons Disease
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Mark Beegle from the Parkinson's Support Group on Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on Parkinson's Disease facts. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/02/2014 - Worship with Dr Calvin Taylor
    The Seventh Day Adventist Church on US-23 in Alpena will host Dr. Calvin Taylor for a special worship experience on Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the church or visit 'www dot Calvin Taylor Music dot org.' (CLICK HERE)

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

  • 09/03/2014 - UAW Retirees Membership Meeting
    The Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council is having it's membership meeting at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 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.

  • 09/03/2014 - Presentation on Dog Ownership
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Natalie Francis from the Huron Humane Society on Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on responsible dog ownership. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/04/2014 - Daughters of Isabella Meeting
    The Daughters of Isabella Circle 975 will meet on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Social Hall in Alpena. All members are encouraged to attend.

  • 09/04/2014 - Lewiston Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Sept. 4 at St. Francis Church in Lewiston from 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 09/04/2014 - Presentation on Fibromyalgia
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Lillian Johnson for a presentation on fibromyalgia on Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/04/2014 - Fresh Fruit Frenzy
    On Sept. 4, a Fresh Fruit Frenzy will follow the Walking Club to celebrate the ending of a Happy Healthy Summer at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 9:15 a.m. Call 724-6796 for more information.

  • 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. Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. with the program starting at 7:30. The cost is $8 per person and registration is required. For more information, contact the Alpena Chamber of Commerce at 354-4181.

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

  • 09/05/2014 - Pickin for People Concert
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Pickin' for People concert on Sept. 5. A meal will be served from 5-6 p.m., followed by music from 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/05/2014 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in September, 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 Center.

  • 09/06/2014 - Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Celebration
    A celebration of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary will be held on Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena. The event includes live music, a cash bar, and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $50. For more information, call 356-8805.

  • 09/06/2014 - Senior Center Hosts Card Tournaments
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a pair of card tournaments on Sept. 6. A spitzer tournament will run from 2-5 p.m., followed by euchre from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $10 per person per tournament and it includes a meal. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/06/2014 - Thunder Bay Lighthouse Bottle Drive
    The Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse Preservation Society will hold a fund-raising bottle drive on Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jimmy Garant's Party Store in Alpena. All proceeds will go towards the restoration of the lighthouse. For more information, or to have bottles picked up, call Lee at 464-5678, Lori at 916-6182, or Jan at 884-1141.

  • 09/07/2014 - Soup and Salad Sunday
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Soup and Salad Sunday on Sept. 7 from 12-1:30 p.m. The cost is $3.50 for those over 60, and $6 for those under 60. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/07/2014 - Euchre Tournament
    The Barton City Eagles on Sanborn Road will host a euchre tournament on Sept. 7. Registration begins at 12 noon, with the tournament starts at 1:00. A $10 buy-in includes dinner. For more information, contact the Eagles.

  • 09/07/2014 - Pickin for People Concert
    There will be a Pickin' For People Open Mic Night on Sept. 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Beaver Lake Community Church in Lachine. Dessert will follow. Musicians and singers are welcome. An offering will be accepted to benefit Joseph's Storehouse Food Pantry. For more information, contact the chruch.

  • 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.

  • 09/08/2014 - Rogers City Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Sept. 8 at Presque Isle Athletic Club in Rogers City from 12-5:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 09/08/2014 - Presentation on Organizing Estate Sales
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Diane Mucciante on Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on organizing estate sales and assistance. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/08/2014 - Get Crafty for Adults
    On Sept. 8, there will be a 'Get Crafty for Adults' at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The project for September is a birch bark tray with Jim Miller. There is a $20 charge. Call 724-6796 to register.

  • 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.

  • 09/09/2014 - Importance of Open Enrollment
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Christine Losinski on Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on the importance of open enrollment. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/09/2014 - Estate Planning Workshop
    CLA Estate Services will host a free estate planning workshop on Sept. 9 at the Sanctuary Inn and Conference Center in Alpena from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, or to RSVP, call 1-866-252-8721 or visit 'www dot C-L-A Estate Services dot com.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 09/09/2014 - Weavers Guild Meeting
    The Northeast Michigan Weavers Guild will meet on Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sunflower Garden Studio. The kimono project will be wrapped up, and members will discuss upcoming events and possible projects. For more information, contact Kati at 358-0162 or Marion at 356-9261.

  • 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.

  • 09/10/2014 - Alpena Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Sept. 10 at the First Presbyterian Church in Alpena from 12-5:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 09/10/2014 - Presentation on Honey
    The Alpena Senior Center will host The Honey Man, Kurt Kowalski, on Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m. for a presentation on the benefits of honey. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 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.

  • 09/11/2014 - 
    A unique grief support group called "Piecing Memories Together" will meet this fall in northeast Michigan. In Rogers City, the group meets Thursdays at 150 S. Third street on September 11,18,25 and October 2,9. In Alpena, the group meets Thursdays on October 16,23,30 and November 6,13. Space is limited. To register, call 800-664-8587.

  • 09/11/2014 - Presentation on Mildew
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Tallie from Sherwin Williams on Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on dealing with mildew in the bathroom. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/11/2014 - Lunch with Friends at Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Lunch with Friends, featuring the Association of Lifelong Learners, on Sept. 11 at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/12/2014 - Tea with Royalty
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Tea with Royalty on Sept. 12 from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $5 and it includes tea, coffee, hors d'oeuvres, a Chinese auction, a 50-50 and more. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/12/2014 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in September, 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 Center.

  • 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.

  • 09/13/2014 - 
    Hope Lutheran Church's annual Harvest dinner is Saturday, September 13th from 4 to 7 pm at the Church on West Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard Lake. Cost is $10.00 per person, $5.00 for children 5-12. Those under 5 eat for free. There is also a $30.00 family rate. Takeouts available.

  • 09/13/2014 - Chicken Dinner
    Long Rapids First Congregational Church will host its annual chicken dinner at the Long Rapids Township Hall on Sept. 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for those 5 and younger. For more information, call 379-2336.

  • 09/13/2014 - Alcona Library Book Sale
    On Sept. 12-13, the Friends of the Alcona County Library will hold a book sale at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 09/13/2014 - Mikado American Legion End of Summer Bash
    The Mikado American Legion will host an End of Summer Bash on Sept. 13 beginning at 4 p.m. The event includes a hobo stew dinner, an all-day happy hour, snacks, games, a 50-50 raffle and more. The cost is $8. For more information, call 736-9526.

  • 09/15/2014 - Mio Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Sept. 15 at the Mio Knights of Columbus Hall from 1-6:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 09/15/2014 - Presentation on Healthy Snacks
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Kathy Freel of MSU Extension on Sept. 15 at 12 noon for a presentation on healthy snacks. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/15/2014 - Alcona Library Book Sale
    On Sept. 15, the Friends of the Alcona County Library will hold a book sale at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 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.

  • 09/16/2014 - Onaway Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Sept. 16 at the Onaway VFW Post from 12-5:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 09/16/2014 - Hillman Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Sept. 16 at Hillman High School from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 09/16/2014 - Presentation on Retirement Planning
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Tracy Greene of Greene Financial on Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on retirement planning. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/16/2014 - Afternoon Affair in Hillman
    The Brush Creek Mill in Hillman will host an Afternoon Affair on Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. Shari St. Charles will provide hints and advice on finding precious antiques and collectibles. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Mill and are $5 in advance. They will be $6 at the door. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 742-2527.

  • 09/16/2014 - Alcona Book Club Meeting
    On Sept. 16, the Alcona Book Club will meet at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 12-1 p.m. The selection for September is “This House is Haunted” by John Boyne. Call 724-6796 for more info.

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

  • 09/17/2014 - Fairview Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Sept. 17 at Fairview High School from 12-5:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 09/17/2014 - Cover Crop Field Day
    The Presque Isle Farm Bureau and MSU Extension will host a Cover Crop Field Day on Sept. 17 at the Wayne Schalk farm at 8138 South Rogers Road in Hawks. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The program is free but pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, or to register, call James DeDecker at 734-2168.

  • 09/17/2014 - Tattoo Presentation
    The Alpena County Library will host Escanaba-based tattoo artist Jacqueline Beach on Sept. 17 for a presentation on the artistry and cultural significance of tattoos at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library.

  • 09/17/2014 - Info on Ancestry Website
    The Family History Center in the Long Rapids Plaza in Alpena will host an informational session on diving into Ancestry.com on Sept. 17 beginning at 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/18/2014 - Gardening Tips
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Marilyn Ross on Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. for some fall gardening tips. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/19/2014 - Lunch with Friends
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Lunch with Friends, featuring the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, on Sept. 19 at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/19/2014 - Stoney Acres Winery Tour
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a tour and wine tasting trip to the Stoney Acres Winery on Sept. 19. Participants will leave the Center at 12:45 p.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/19/2014 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in September, 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 Center.

  • 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.

  • 09/20/2014 - Rogers City Fall Festival Arts and Crafts Show
    The Rogers City Fall Festival Arts and Crafts Show will be held on Sept. 20 at Westminster Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will include a farmer's market, musicians, a bounce house, kids' activities and other family fun. The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, who will be serving their famous whitefish sandwiches. For more information, contact Barb at 734-4587.

  • 09/20/2014 - Work Day at River Bank Park
    The Alcona Conservation District will lead a work day at Oscoda's River Bank Park on Sept. 20 beginning at 9 a.m. It's part of an ongoing restoration project that will focus heavily on controlling invasive vegetation and prepping planting sites for the following spring. Anyone is welcome to participate, and should notify the Conservation District if they plan to do so. For more information on the event, or what to bring, contact Andrew Beebe at (989) 724-5272.

  • 09/21/2014 - Sunday Dinner
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Sunday dinner on Sept. 21 from 12-1:30 p.m. The cost is $6. Carole Cadarette will provide music. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/22/2014 - Wood Crafting Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host the staff from the Home Depot on Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. for a presentation on crafting with wood. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/23/2014 - Weatherizing Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Bob Kane of NEMCSA on Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on weatherizing your home for winter. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/23/2014 - Homeownership Seminar
    The Alpena County Library will host Scott Matteson of MSU Extension for a two-part Homeownership Seminar on Sept. 23 and Sept. 30 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. both nights. The seminar will cover steps in the home buying process and how to calculate what you can afford. For more information, or to register, call 354-9879.

  • 09/24/2014 - Sweet Walk
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a sweet walk on Sept. 24 beginning at 11 a.m. Participants can compete for sweet treats, and will get four tries for $1. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/25/2014 - Tap Dancing Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host the 4D2nd (Forty-Second) Street Dancers on Sept. 25 at 4:45 p.m. for a tap dancing presentation. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/25/2014 - Dining with the Docs
    On Sept. 25, the Alcona Health Centers, Friends Together and Alcona County Library will present “Dining with the Docs” at 12 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library. Sandra Donovan will explain the changes and challenges that occur in your skin, hair, scalp and nails due to cancer and its treatments. A light lunch will be provided at no charge. Attendees must register by calling 724-6796.

  • 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.

  • 09/26/2014 - Soup and Salad Card Party
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a soup and salad card party on Sept. 26. A meal will be served from 5-6 p.m., followed by games from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $6. For more information, or to reserve a space, contact the Center.

  • 09/26/2014 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in September, 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 Center.

  • 09/29/2014 - Crafting at the Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a class on making burnt match wall hangings on Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. The craft is at an intermediate skill level. There is a $5 fee. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 09/29/2014 - Family Movie Matinee
    On Sept. 29 there will be a Family Movie Matinee at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a newly released DVD and theatre-style popcorn. Call 724-6796 for details.

  • 09/30/2014 - DDA Chowder Cook Off REGISTRATION DEADLINE
    The Alpena Downtown Development Authority will sponsor a chowder cook-off and Michigan beer and wine tasting event at on Oct. 11 and is seeking contestants. There is a $25 registration fee, and applications are due by Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. Twelve spots will be available and will be filled on a first come, first-served basis. Chowder rules and other information can be found at 'www dot Alpena Downtown dot com' (CLICK HERE) or by calling (989) 356-6422.

  • 09/30/2014 - Facebook Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Gretchen Walat on Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. for a presentation on the basics of Facebook. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 10/01/2014 - 
    A This Far By Faith: Twenty Years at Cass Community Book Launch and Ambassadors' Tour is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1st at 7 pm. The event is taking place at First United Methodist Church in Gaylord.

  • 10/06/2014 - Farm Bureau Annial Meeting
    The 2014 Huron Shores County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting will be held on Oct. 6 at the Ossineke Township Hall in Hubbard Lake. A reception begins at 6:30 followed by dinner at 7 p.m. There is no cost for dinner but attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass. The business meeting will follow. Prizes will be given away at the end of the meeting. For more information, or to RSVP, call 358-0500.

  • 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.

  • 10/09/2014 - Huron Shores Fellowship Winter Coat Ministry
    The Huron Shores Fellowship Winter Coat Ministry will offer free coats and other warm winter clothing for men, women and children on Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Huron Shores Fellowship.

  • 10/10/2014 - Alpena CRTC Kids 1K and 5K Runway Races
    The Second Annual Alpena CRTC Runway Kids 1K and 5K Lighted Runway Fun Runs will be held on Oct. 10 at the Alpena County Regional Airport. Registration will run from 6-6:30 p.m. The kids 1K will begin at 6:45 followed by the 5K Runway Race at 7:15. The pre-registration fee is $10 for the 1K and $20 for the 5K. The same day registration fee will be $15 and $25, respectively. Registration forms can be found at the Alpena CRTC Family Readiness Group Facebook page, or at the Alpena Chamber of Commerce.

  • 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.

  • 10/16/2014 - Cheboygan Senior Health Expo
    The Cheboygan Senior Expo Event will be held on Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Straits Highway. It will feature over 40 local, regional and community resources for seniors, their families, and caregivers. There will also be multiple types of health screenings, prescription drug recycling, and other health information. Snacks, lunch, door prizes and musical entertainment and rides will all be available. For more information, call 231-627-9110.

  • 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)

  • 10/18/2014 - 
    The 12th annual Pigs n' Heat Benefit Hockey Game is Saturday, October 18th from 5 to 7 pm at Northern Lights Arena in Alpena. The event is free and includes a 50/50, raffle tickets, chuck-a-puck contest, food and fun. The event raises money for the Children's Advocacy Center of Northeast Michigan.

  • 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.

  • 11/12/2014 - 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.

  • 11/18/2014 - 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.

  • 10/01/2014 - 
    A This Far By Faith: Twenty Years at Cass Community Book Launch and Ambassadors' Tour is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1st at 7 pm. The event is taking place at First United Methodist Church in Gaylord.


  • 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.

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    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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