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Community Events

  • 03/27/2015 - Used Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 27. For more information, contact June Duby at 354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 356-1165.

  • 03/27/2015 - Concert at Rogers City Theatre
    The Rogers City Theater will host a performance by the Rhythm Billies on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. The show is part of the Presque Isle District Library's 'Celebrating Our Cultural Traditions Through Music' series. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 03/27/2015 - K of C Fish Fry in Alpena
    The Alpena Knights of Columbus Council 529 on Hamilton Road will host a fish fry each Friday in lent from 4:30-7 p.m. The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and it's free for those 5 and younger. For more information, contact Pat at 590-2665.

  • 03/27/2015 - Senior Center Hosts Bag Piper
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Great Highland Bag Piper John Meek on March 27 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/27/2015 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in March, 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.

  • 03/27/2015 - Dining with the Docs
    On March 27, the Alcona Health Centers and Alcona County Library will present “Dining with the Docs”, at 12 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library. Denise Richardson will discuss Urban Gardening for Rural Health. A light lunch will be provided. There is no charge but attendees must register by calling 724-6796.

  • 03/27/2015 - Art In The Loft
    Art In The Loft is presenting a Brewery Class on March 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Experience Michigan Brews and home brews presented by Nick Bancroft. You can also learn about the foods to pair with specialty brews. For more information, call 356-4877.

  • 03/27/2015 - Long Rapids Grace Episcopal Church
    There will be a homemade soup and sandwich supper, Including pies and deserts, at the Long Rapids Grace Episcopal Church on Friday March 27th from 4pm-7pm. For more information call 379-4317.

  • 03/27/2015 - Posen Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
    The Posen Knights of Columbus will host an Alaskan pollock and shrimp dinner on March 27 at St. Casmir School from 4-7 p.m. Fish dinners are $9 and fish/shrimp combo dinners are $11. Children 10 and younger can eat for half price. Take-outs will be available. For more information, call 766-8173.

  • 03/28/2015 - Talent Show
    Community of Christ Church in Lachine will is planning to host a talent show on March 28. Participants can call 379-4317 to sign up. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. followed by the show at 7:00. For more information, contact the church.

  • 03/28/2015 - Mom to Mom Sale
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Mom to Mom Sale on March 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be kids items for sale, plus concessions will be available. Anyone is welcome. Spaces will be available to rent for people who want to sell their items. Rentals are $10 for an eight-foot table. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/28/2015 - Egg-Stravaganza
    On March 28, kids ages 0-13 are invited to the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 2-3 p.m. to participate in the annual Egg-Stravaganza. They can meet the Easter Bunny, decorate an egg, and make a craft. All kids will receive an Easter candy treat, and will be entered in a drawing to win prizes. For more information call 724-6796.

  • 03/28/2015 - Fruit Tree Pruning
    The Alcona Conservation District and the Harrisville Institute for Cultural Learning will sponsor a fruit tree pruning demonstration on March 28 from 12-2 p.m. at the orchard of J.B. Cook. The orchard is on US 23, about 7.5 miles north of Harrisville. The program will be led by Conservation District Associate Director Joe Lukasiewicz. For more information, call 724-5272 or visit 'www dot alcona conservation dot org.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 03/28/2015 - St. Anne's Annual Easter Bake Sale
    St. Anne's Annual Easter Bake Sale will be taking place on Saturday March 28th from 7am until sold out, at St. Anne Parish Center on Lockwood street in Alpena. This event includes Fresh Homemade Cinnamon Rolls for $8 per dozen or $4 per half dozen, as well as homemade breads,pies,cookies,cakes,homemade raisin bread and more. Bring a friend and enjoy a fresh cinnamon roll with a cup of coffee for just $1. For questions or more information call Annette at 356-0248 or June at 354-4605.

  • 03/29/2015 - Barton City Eagles
    The Barton City Eagles will be holding a Palm Sunday Brunch at the Barton City Eagles on Sanborn Road. The event is on Sunday March 29th from 10am-1pm, cost is $7 Adults, kids 6-12 $3, 5 and under are free.

  • 03/30/2015 - Tips from Nettas Nursery
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Netta from Netta's Nursery on March 30 at 10:15 a.m. for a presentation on gardening tips. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/30/2015 - Hummingbird Feeder Class
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a class on making hummingbird feeders on March 30 at 1 p.m. There is no fee to attend. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/30/2015 - AmeriGas and Salvation Army Holding Canned Food Drive
    AmeriGas and the Salvation Army are sponsoring a canned food drive to help needy families in the Alpena area. Anyone wishing to help can drop off canned goods at AmeriGas's Alpena office at 492 South Ripley Blvd. through March 30th. For more information, contact the Salvation Army at 358-2769 or Cindy Walker at AmeriGas at 356-0988.

  • 03/30/2015 - Preschool Registration
    The Great Start Readiness Program will host preschool registration at the Atlanta Elementary School on various dates from March 30 through June 15. Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2015. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins will be accepted. For more information, contact the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency at (989) 356-3474.

  • 03/30/2015 - Preschool Registration
    The Great Start Readiness Program will host preschool registration at the Hillman Elementary School on various dates from March 30 through June 11. Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2015. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins will be accepted. For more information, contact the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency at (989) 356-3474.

  • 03/31/2015 -  Montmorency Conservation District Tree Sale DEADLINE
    The Montmorency Conservation District's Spring Tree Sale Brochures are now available. They can be picked up on Mondays or Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Conservation District's office on M-33 North in Atlanta. They are also available online at 'www dot Montmorency C-D dot org.' (CLICK HERE). The order deadline is March 31, and pickup day is April 24. For more information, call 785-4083.

  • 03/31/2015 - Presentation on Travel Tips
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Linda Adkin from Worldwide Travel on March 31 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on travel tips. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/31/2015 - Coffee With A Cop
    The Michigan State Police Alpena Post will host Coffee with a Cop on March 31st from 9-10 a.m. at the McDonalds on Chisholm Street in Alpena. For more information, call 354-4101.

  • 04/01/2015 - Preschool Registration
    The Great Start Readiness Program will host preschool registration at the Alcona Elementary School on various dates from April 1 through June 10. Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2015. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins will be accepted. For more information, contact the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency at (989) 356-3474.

  • 04/01/2015 - Alpena County Branch of the Foster Closet of Michigan
    The Alpena County Branch of the Foster Closet of Michigan is hosting an all you can eat hotcake fundraiser at McDonalds on Chisolm in Alpena, on April 1st from 5pm-7pm. Tickets are $3 per person at the door, and include all you can eat hotcakes and one sausage patty. For more information on this event, contact Lorilee at 989-884-1279.

  • 04/01/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center is holding a Movie Afternoon on Wednesday April 1st at 3pm. They will be showing the film Grumpy Old Men, cost is $1 and included free popcorn and lemonade. For more information about this or other events, call 356-3585.

  • 04/01/2015 - Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Council
    The Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will hold it's membership meeting at 11am on Wednesday April 1st at the VFW Hall on Connon street Alpena. Lunch will be served, please call for reservations at 356-4959. or 727-4080. All UAW members and spouses are urged to attend, and asked to bring a can of food for the needy.

  • 04/02/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center is hosting the activity 'The Importance of Shingles Shots' on Thursday April 2nd at 11am. Contact the center for more details.

  • 04/02/2015 - Alpena Seventh Day Adventist Church
    The Alpena Seventh Day Adventist Church on US-23 south is holding a special presentation titled 'Moo-ve Over Milk', about the power of
    a plant based diet. The event takes place on April 2nd from 6:30pm-8pm.

  • 04/02/2015 - Daughters of Isabella
    The Daughters of Isabella Circle 975 is holding a meeting on Thursday April 2nd at 2pm, at the St. John the Baptist Catholic social hall. All members are urged to attend.

  • 04/03/2015 - K of C Fish Fry in Alpena
    The Alpena Knights of Columbus Council 529 on Hamilton Road will host a fish fry each Friday in lent from 4:30-7 p.m. The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and it's free for those 5 and younger. For more information, contact Pat at 590-2665.

  • 04/03/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center is holding a Good Friday Brunch on Friday April 3rd from 10:15am-11. The center will close at noon on this day. For more information about this or other events, contact the Center at 356-3585.

  • 04/04/2015 - The Chosen Ranch
    The Chosen Program is hosting an evening of community fellowship on Saturday April 4th at 6:30pm at the Alcona High School auditorium on Barlow road in Lincoln. To see more about the Chosen Ranch, see www.chosenranch.org or on Facebook: Chosen Ranch.

  • 04/05/2015 - Art In The Loft
    Art in the Loft presents Feeding Your Imagination, for Children ages 5 to 9, an art, culinary and literary experience in a 2 hour afternoon. Runs from 1pm-3pm. More information available at 356-4877.

  • 04/05/2015 - Barton City Eagles
    The Barton City Eagles are holding a Euchre Tournament on April 5th at the Barton City Eagles on Sanborn road. Admission is $10, which includes a meal. Registration and the meal will take place from 12noon-2pm, games from 2pm-5pm. Paying to 4 places, their will also be a 50/50 drawing. For more information call 989-736-3050.

  • 04/06/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center is hosting 'Creating Your Fire Escape Plan' on Monday April 6th. There will be tips on creating your own fire escape plan from Alpena city Firefighters. For more information on this or other events, call 356-3585.

  • 04/07/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center Is holding a talk entitled Healthy Habits for a Healthier You, on Tuesday April 7th at 11am. for more information about this or other events, call 356-3585.

  • 04/07/2015 - League of Women Voters
    The league of women voters of alpena county is presenting a program for the public to explain the may 5th ballot issue. It will take place on Tuesday April 7th at the alpena county library from 7pm-8:45pm.

  • 04/08/2015 - Alpena County Branch of the Foster Closet of Michigan
    The Alpena County Branch of the Foster Closet of Michigan is hosting an all you can eat hotcake fundraiser at McDonalds on Chisolm in Alpena, on April 8th from 5pm-7pm. Tickets are $3 per person at the door, and include all you can eat hotcakes and one sausage patty. For more information on this event, contact Lorilee at 989-884-1279.



  • 04/08/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center is hosting a Besser Museum trip on Wednesday April 8th. They will be leaving the center at 10:30am to travel to the museum and view the Matuzak Glass exhibit. For more information contact the center.

  • 04/09/2015 - Art In The Loft
    Art In The Loft is hosting the class A Taste of Spain with Nick Myers and Stephanie Gandulla. They will be making the signature dishes of Spain. This event takes place on April 9th from 5:30p-7:30p. For more information call 356-4877.

  • 04/09/2015 - Huron Shores County Farm Bureau
    Huron shores county farm bureau is hosting a Farm and Estate Planning legal meeting. This is taking place on Thursday April 9th at the Aplex from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This free event is open to all Farm Bureau members. Dinner will be served, Please RSVP by calling Angie at 358-0050 before April 2nd.

  • 04/09/2015 - Fireworks Button Curb Side Sales Event
    There will be a Fireworks Button Curb Side Sales Event, Taking place on Thursday April 9th from 11am-2pm at the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce on Chisolm street. Chamber Ambassadors will be selling buttons in front of the Chamber office to raise money for this years fireworks display.

  • 04/09/2015 - Alpena County Library
    The Alpena County Library is hosting Preschool Playdate. This program is for children 3-5, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The children will engage in a combination of structured free play and interaction with other children. The event takes place on April 9th from 10am-11am, no registration is required. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 04/10/2015 - Concert at Rogers City Theatre
    The Rogers City Theater will host a performance by the La Compagine Musical Dance Troupe on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. The show is part of the Presque Isle District Library's 'Celebrating Our Cultural Traditions Through Music' series. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 04/10/2015 - Concert at Rogers City Theatre
    The Rogers City Theater will host a performance by the La Compagine Musical Dance Troupe on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. The show is part of the Presque Isle District Library's 'Celebrating Our Cultural Traditions Through Music' series. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 04/10/2015 - Pickin' For People Dinner & Concert
    There will be a Pickin' for People Dinner and Concert at the Alpena Senior Center on Friday April 10th. The meal begins at 5pm and music at 6pm. Suggested donation for those over 60 is $3.50, for those under 60 $6. Fore more information about this or other events, contact the Alpena Senior Center at 356-3585.

  • 04/11/2015 - Alcona Conservation District
    The Alcona Conservation District is looking for volunteers to help with the planting of trees at Oscoda's River Bank Park on April 11th at 10am. Interested volunteers should contact District Forester Andrew Beebe at 989-335-1056.

  • 04/11/2015 - Alpena Senior Center Euchre Tournament
    The Alpena Senior Center is hosting a Big Euchre Tournament on Saturday April 11th. Meal and Sign in from 5pm-6pm, games from 6pm-9pm. There is a $20 registration, including a meal of Tony burgers, Chips Coleslaw and fruit salad. Tournament is paying 4 places, First place is guaranteed $400. There will also be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. For more information please contact the senior center at 356-3585.

  • 04/11/2015 - Besser Museum
    The Besser Museum will be opening two new art exhibits on Saturday April 11th with a free open house reception from 3pm to 5pm. for more information on these exhibits or about this event, please call 356-2202.

  • 04/11/2015 - Alpena County Library
    The Alpena County Library is hosting Farm Animal Day on Saturday April ll from 11am-2pm. Come by the library and pet a sheep, hold a chick and visit with many farm animals. Fun for all ages, for more information contact the Library.

  • 04/12/2015 - Grief Share Seminar
    GriefShare is hosting a seminar titled ' Heaven is for Real 'at the Brush Creek Mill in Hillman on April 12th from 2pm-4pm. For more information about this event feel free to call 354-2730.



  • 04/15/2015 - Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop
    There will be a fruit tree grafting workshop held on Wednesday April 15th at the Harrisville Branch of the Alcona Public Library. The event runs from 10am-2pm. Cost of the workshop is $25 per person, and space is limited. For more information on the event or to register, contact
    the Alcona Conservation District at 989-724-5272.

  • 04/15/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    There will be a meeting of the Alpena Senior Citizens Center Board on Wednesday April 15th at 8am. The meeting is open to the public.

  • 04/15/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center will hold a tap dance presentation on Wednesday April 15th at 11am.

  • 04/16/2015 - Art In The Loft
    Art In The Loft is hosting Jen Dowling leading everyone through how to make homemade chocolate and raspberry filled gourmet cupcakes. This event takes place on April 16th from 5:30-7:30pm. For more information please call 356-4877.

  • 04/16/2015 - Learn CPR and First Aid
    The Great Start Collaborative of Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona counties is sponsoring: Learn CPR and First Aid with trainer Judy Ableidinger. This is for Alpena County parents with children in the home under the age of 12, and takes place at the AMA-ESD Building in alpena (across from Pizza Hut). To register for this Free training, please contact Lisa Krey at 989-278-5990 or kreyl@amaesd.org. Class size is limited to 25. The event takes place on April 16th from 5:30pm-8:30pm, registration deadline is April 9th. Participants will earn and receive an American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification cards upon completing the class.

  • 04/16/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center is holding an Art in the Loft trip on Thursday April 16th at 10:30am to see the young artists exhibit at art in the loft. For more information about this or other events, call 356-3585.

  • 04/16/2015 - United Methodist Women
    The United Methodist Women are holding their annual spring rummage sale on April 16th and 17th on ripley blvd. in Alpena. For more information on this event, contact Anne at 356-1371.

  • 04/17/2015 - Preschool Registration
    The Great Start Readiness Program will host preschool registration at Sanborn Head Start on various dates from April 17 through June 6. Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2015. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins will be accepted. For more information, contact the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency at (989) 356-3474.

  • 04/17/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center is holding a Friday Brunch from 10:15am-1am on Friday April 17th. The center closes at noon.

  • 04/17/2015 - Effective Disciplline and Positive Support for Kids
    There will be seminar for parents entitled Effective Discipline and Positive Supports for kids. The event is for parents of children in preschool-3rd grade and is a 2-part series. The two days are April 21st and May 5th from 5pm-7pm. Registration is required and the deadline is on April 17th. To register or for more information call Lisa at 989-278-5990.

  • 04/18/2015 - Poker Tournament in Rogers City
    The Lighthouse Restaurant in Rogers City will host a poker tournament on April 18 beginning at 4 p.m. Dinner will be available at 6 p.m. The tournament serves as a fundraiser for the Rogers City Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the Chamber at 734-2535.

  • 04/18/2015 - Alpena Regional Medical Center Development Department
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center development council is sponsoring a program called 'Pressure to be Perfect - an in depth look at
    the changes a young girl faces when becoming a young woman.' Who should attend - young girls ages 9-13 and a Adult Female companion.
    The program takes place on Saturday April 18th from 9am-2:30pm at the ARMC Theater. Cost is 35$, with prepayment required. A continental breakfast, lunch and materials are included in the price. To register, contact the ARMC Development Department at 356-7351 or email at
    adiamond@agh.org For more information contact the ARMC Development Department at 356-7351.

  • 04/19/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    There will be a Sunday Dinner held at the Alpena Senior Center on Sunday April 19th from Noon-1:30pm. There will be special piano music by Elaine Thompson. Suggested donation for those over 60 is $3.50, for those under 60 $6. For more information contact the center.

  • 04/19/2015 - Grace Episcopal Church
    Grace Episcopal Church is holding it's annual grilled chicken dinner on Saturday April 18th from 4pm-7pm at the Long Rapids Hall on M-65 North. There is a huge menu, cost is $10 for Adults, $5 children 6-12 and under 5 for free. For more information, contat Grace Episcopal Church.

  • 04/20/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center will hold a Guitar Month presentation and a trip to Netta's Nursery. Both events take place on April 20th. For more information on Either event, call 356-3585.

  • 04/21/2015 - Alpena Senior Center
    On Tuesday April 21st, Better Living Massage 15-minute chair massages for $5. Call the Alpena Senior Center at 356-3585 for an appointment.



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

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

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

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

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

  • 04/24/2015 - Used Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 24. For more information, contact June Duby at 354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 356-1165.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 05/29/2015 - Used Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 29. For more information, contact June Duby at 354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 356-1165.

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

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

  • 06/26/2015 - Used Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 26. For more information, contact June Duby at 354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 356-1165.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  • Ongoing Events

  • 12/31/2014 - NOTE - THESE EVENTS CONTINUE ON A REGULAR BASIS - FOR DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS SCROLL DOWN
    Alpena Regional medical center is offering a series of Quit Smoking sessions. Session Options range from April 13 through August 18th.
    For more information or to register, call 356-8124.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    There will be a grief share taking place at Friends Together on prentiss street in Alpena, each Thursday from 6pm-7:30pm. All who have suffered any type of loss are encouraged to attend. For more information call 354-2730.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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