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Community Events

  • 12/10/2017 - Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Mandy Hackney
    A "Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Mandy Hackney" will be held Dec. 10 2p.m. untill ? Cost will be $8 for adults and $5 for children 4-12.

  • 12/10/2017 - Christmas Time with Crime Stoppers Music Concert
    Christmas Time with Crime Stoppers Music Concert - Will be held on Sunday, December 10th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Alpena High School Auditorium. For ticket and concert information call the ticket hotlines (989-354-4375 and 800-205-7174).

  • 12/10/2017 - Sunrise Ringers Winter Celebration Concert
    Sunrise Ringers Winter Celebration Concert - Will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 10th, at Harrisville United Methodist Church on US-23 north of the light. There is no charge but donations will be accepted.

  • 12/11/2017 - Play Pinochle
    Play Pinochle - At the Greenbush Township Hall (5039 Campbell Road) at 2:30 p.m., Monday, December 11th. Call 989-736-8879 for details.

  • 12/12/2017 - Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
    Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting - Will be at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center (500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena) Tuesday, December 12th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The meeting will focus on an update of sanctuary projects and activities.

  • 12/12/2017 - Play Euchre
    Play Euchre - At 12:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center (207 Church Street), Tuesday, December 12th. Call 989-736-8879 for details.

  • 12/12/2017 - AuSable Valley Audubon
    AuSable Valley Audubon will meet at 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 12th, at Robert J Parks Library in Oscoda. The public is welcome to attend.

  • 12/13/2017 - GM Sunrise Side Salaried Retirees Luncheon
    GM Sunrise Side Salaried Retirees Luncheon - Will be held Wednesday, December 13th at 11:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn (1000 US-23 North, Alpena). Reservations and payment in advance. Contact Chuck Griffin (989-727-3350) or David Dionne (989-736-6473) for more information.

  • 12/13/2017 - Shrek The Musical Open Auditions
    Shrek The Musical Open Auditions - Ages 15 and over welcome Wednesday, December 13th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Rogers City Community Theatre (257 North Third Street, Rogers City). Contact James DeDecker (989-225-3221 or dedecj24@gmail.com).

  • 12/13/2017 - Needle Craft at Lincoln Senior Center
    Needle Craft at Lincoln Senior Center - Held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 13th. Bring necessary supplies.

  • 12/13/2017 - Alcona Woodcarvers at Lincoln Senior Center
    Alcona Woodcarvers at Lincoln Senior Center - From 1:30 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, December 13th, in the upstairs hall at the senior center (207 Church Street). All levels of woodcarvers including beginners are welcomed.

  • 12/13/2017 - Sunrise Community Food Pantry
    Sunrise Community Food Pantry - Will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church (13508 Hubbard Lake Road in Hubbard Lake). The pantry accepts clients regardless of county of residence. Identification is required. For more information, call 989-727-3606.

  • 12/13/2017 - Alcona County Library Board Meeting
    Alcona County Library Board Meeting - Will be at 2 p.m. at the Harrisville Branch, Wednesday, December 13th.

  • 12/13/2017 - Alcona County MSU-EXT 100 Years Celebration
    Alcona County MSU-EXT 100 Years Celebration - Will be from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the extension office (320 South State Street in Harrisville), Wednesday, December 13th. Refreshments will be served. Free children's books for every child that attends.

  • 12/13/2017 - Barton City Christmas Decoration Judging
    Barton City Christmas Decoration Judging - Will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, December 13th. Call 989-736-3294 for details.

  • 12/14/2017 - Extended Hours at Campus Closet
    Extended Hours at Campus Closet - Will be open for additional hours today (12-14-17) from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information contact Jordan Zielaskowski at Campus Closet (358-5226) or Program Instructor Melissa Timmreck (timmreckm@alpenaschools.com).

  • 12/14/2017 - Shrek The Musical Open Auditions
    Shrek The Musical Open Auditions - Ages 15 and over welcome Thursday, December 14th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Rogers City Community Theatre (257 North Third Street, Rogers City). Contact James DeDecker (989-225-3221 or dedecj24@gmail.com).

  • 12/14/2017 - Tai Chi Class
    Tai Chi Class - The Alpena Senior Citizens Center (501 River Street in Alpena) is hosting a Tai Chi class at 9:15 a.m, Thursday, December 14th. Free for seniors citizens age 60 and over.

  • 12/14/2017 - Needle Craft Group
    Needle Craft Group - The Alpena Senior Citizens Center (501 River Street in Alpena) is hosting a Needle Craft Group at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 14th. Crochet, knitting, tatting, spinning and any other needle work welcome.

  • 12/14/2017 - Christmas Feast
    Christmas Feast - The Alpena Senior Citizens Center (501 River Street in Alpena) will be having its annual Christmas Feast at both lunch and dinner. Will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, December 14th. Cost of seven dollars ($7.00) for those under the age of 60 and a suggested donation of $3.50 for those ages 60 and over.

  • 12/14/2017 - Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport Authority Meeting
    Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport Authority Meeting - Rescheduled from Thursday, December 21st. Will now be held on Thursday, December 14th, at 10:00 a.m. at the airport (3961 East Airport Drive in Oscoda). If there are any questions contact the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport Administration Office (989-739-1111).

  • 12/14/2017 - Harrisville Business Association Meeting
    Harrisville Business Association Meeting - Will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, December 14th, at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library (312 West Main Street). Open to the public.

  • 12/15/2017 - Project Student Gourmet
    Project Student Gourmet - The Alpena Senior Citizens Center (501 River Street in Alpena) is having its "Project Students Gourmet" dinner Friday, December 15th, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Assorted homemade pizza, tossed salad and fruit will be served. Cost of seven dollars ($7.00) for those under the age of 60 and a suggested donation of $3.50 for those ages 60 and over.

  • 12/15/2017 - Classic Movie Night
    Classic Movie Night - Will be held on Friday, December 15th, at 5:45 p.m. Takes place at the Harrisville Library (312 West Main Street). The movie, popcorn and soda are all free. Contact Will St. John (989-736-3000) for more information.

  • 12/15/2017 - State Representative Sue Allor Office Hours
    State Representative Sue Allor Office Hours - Friday, December 15th, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Karsten's Luncheonette in Rogers City. For details call 517-373-0833 or email SueAllor@house.mi.gov.

  • 12/16/2017 - Mish Mash Holiday Bash Humor Show
    Mish Mash Holiday Bash Humor Show - Held by the Humor Activity Club. Will be on Saturday, December 16th from 8:15 to 10:00 p.m. at the Thunder Bay Winery in downtown Alpena. Tickets available online (www.eventbrite.com) or on site at Thunder Bay Winery.

  • 12/16/2017 - Living Nativity
    Living Nativity - A live presentation of the Christmas Story will be presented by Tri Point Church of God, at the corner of Brooke Street and Grant in Alpena, on Friday, December 15th at 7:00 pm, and two shows on Saturday December 16th at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m.

  • 12/17/2017 - Kids Christmas Party
    Kids Christmas Party - Will be held at Barton City Eagles 4141 (671 Sanborn Road in Barton City) on Sunday, December 17th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Story time, games and brunch with Santa. For children 12 and under.

  • 12/18/2017 - Girl Scout Christmas Carols
    Girl Scout Christmas Carols - The Alpena Senior Citizens Center (501 River Street in Alpena) will host Girl Scout Troop 1000 as they sing Christmas Carols. Will be Monday, December 18th, at 4:30 p.m.

  • 12/20/2017 - Memory Ornament Event
    Crow Memorials in Alpena is hosting a memory ornament program to honor your loved ones. You can create your own special ornament
    to hang on their tree, which will be saved and displayed every year. For more information, contact Crow memorials in Alpena.

  • 12/20/2017 - Alpena Senior Citizens Center Board of Directors Meeting
    Alpena Senior Citizens Center Board of Directors Meeting - Will be held Wednesday, December 20th, at the senior citizens center (501 River Street in Alpena) beginning at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

  • 12/21/2017 - Extended Hours at Campus Closet
    Extended Hours at Campus Closet - Will be open for additional hours today (12-21-17) from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information contact Jordan Zielaskowski at Campus Closet (358-5226) or Program Instructor Melissa Timmreck (timmreckm@alpenaschools.com).

  • 12/21/2017 - Two Community Christmas Concerts
    Two Community Christmas Concerts - Will be held at the Rogers City Theater. First concert will be Tuesday, December 12th, at 7:30 p.m. Christmas Choral groups from the area will take to the stage. The last concert will take place Thursday, December 21st, at 7:30 p.m. The Rogers City Concert Band will perform holiday favorites. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • 12/21/2017 - Tai Chi Class
    Tai Chi Class - The Alpena Senior Citizens Center (501 River Street in Alpena) is hosting a Tai Chi class at 9:15 a.m, Thursday, December 21st. Free for seniors citizens age 60 and over.

  • 12/21/2017 - Needle Craft Group
    Needle Craft Group - The Alpena Senior Citizens Center (501 River Street in Alpena) is hosting a Needle Craft Group at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 21st. Crochet, knitting, tatting, spinning and any other needle work welcome.

  • 12/21/2017 - Alpena Senior Center Card Party
    Alpena Senior Center Card Party - Will be held at the senior citizens center (501 River Street in Alpena) Thursday, December 21st. Meal from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Seven dollars ($7.00) for those under 60 and a suggested donation of $3.50 for those 60 and over. Games from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Five dollars ($5.00) per person to play. Call 356-3585 to reserve a spot.

  • 12/21/2017 - Financial Peace University
    Financial Peace University - Shoreline Wesleyan Church (135 River Street in Alpena) will be hosting Financial Peace University starting Thursday, December 21st, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is a nine-week program with the goal of helping people manage their finances. Cost is $99.00. You can register online(https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1051367) or contact Kathy at 989-884-1193 for more information.

  • 12/22/2017 - Alcona Tool Cats Robotics Fundraiser
    Alcona Tool Cats Robotics Fundraiser - Several kinds of soup will be served Friday, December 22nd from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Alcona High School Cafeteria (51 North Barlow Road in Lincoln). Cost is five dollars ($5.00) for adults and three dollars ($3.00) for children 12 and under.

  • 12/22/2017 - Project Student Gourmet
    Project Student Gourmet - The Alpena Senior Citizens Center (501 River Street in Alpena) is having its "Project Students Gourmet" dinner Friday, December 22nd, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Meal includes chicken enchiladas, Mexican rice, corn and fruit. Cost of seven dollars ($7.00) for those under the age of 60 and a suggested donation of $3.50 for those ages 60 and over.

  • 12/23/2017 - The Christmas Tree Ship
    The Christmas Tree Ship - The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena) will be hosting "The Christmas Tree Ship" from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, December 23rd. The free program uses the book, The Christmas Tree Ship (by Jeanette Winter) to explore how factual events can become fables. Free hot chocolate and popcorn will be available. For additional information, contact the marine sanctuary by phone (989-884-6200) or by email (thunderbay@noaa.gov).

  • 12/24/2017 - Twelve Days of Downtown Shopping Selfie Contest
    Twelve Days of Downtown Shopping Selfie Contest - Post a selfie on Facebook or Instagram with #downtownalpena at any business in Downtown Alpena from December 13th to the 24th to be entered to win a $25.00 Downtown Dollars Gift Certificate. For more information call 989-356-6422.

  • 12/28/2017 - Free Family Discovery Day
    "Free Family Discovery Day" at Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan Dec. 28 Noon-2p.m.

  • 12/13/2017 - Agent Orange Riders
    Cheif's Bar and Grill of Alpena will be hosting "Agent Orange Riders" Dec. 13 at Noon. Everyone welcome.

  • 12/28/2017 - Free Family Discovery Day
    "Free Family Discovery Day" at Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan Dec. 28 Noon-2p.m.

  • 12/28/2017 - Tai Chi Class
    Tai Chi Class - The Alpena Senior Citizens Center (501 River Street in Alpena) is hosting a Tai Chi class at 9:15 a.m, Thursday, December 28th. Free for seniors citizens age 60 and over.

  • 12/28/2017 - Needle Craft Group
    Needle Craft Group - The Alpena Senior Citizens Center (501 River Street in Alpena) is hosting a Needle Craft Group at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 28th. Crochet, knitting, tatting, spinning and any other needle work welcome.

  • 12/28/2017 - Full Steam Ahead Free Family Discovery Day
    Full Steam Ahead Free Family Discovery Day - Will be held at the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan (491 Johnson Street in Alpena) Thursday, December 28th, from noon to 2:00 p.m. It will feature activities and a crime scene to process and solve. It is free and all ages are welcome.

  • 12/28/2017 - Shout Eureka! Science Discovery Program
    Shout Eureka! Science Discovery Program - Will be held Thursday, December 28th, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan (491 Johnson Street in Alpena). Includes experiments designed to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Free event for all ages. For questions call the museum (989-356-2202).

  • 12/31/2017 - Upcoming Casino Trip
    Upcoming Casino Trip - The Alpena Senior Citizens Center will be having a trip to Turtle Creek Casino in Williamsburg, Sunday, December 31st. Leaving the senior center at 8:00 a.m. and returning at 5:30 p.m. The center asks that you arrive at 7:00 a.m. Cost is $40.00 per person. For more information call 989-356-3585.

  • 01/05/2018 - 2017 Outstanding Citizen of the Year Nominations
    2017 Outstanding Citizen of the Year Nominations - Now being accepted. Deadline is January 5th. Nomination forms can be found at the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce (235 West Chisholm Street, Alpena) or on their website (www.alpenachamber.com). For more information contact the Chamber (989-354-4181).

  • 01/08/2018 - Cribbage League
    Cribbage League - League play begins Monday, January 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the Alpena Senior Citizens Center (501 River Street in Alpena). There is a $30.00 fee and new players must sign up by contacting BJ (356-3585).

  • 01/09/2018 - Great Start Collaborative Parent Night
    Great Start Collaborative Parent Night - Will be held Tuesday , January 9th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District Building (2118 US-23 in Alpena). Dinner will be provided. Families must RSVP by Friday, January 5th to Malinda Amlotte (989-356-1414 Extension 222 or amlotte@amaesd.org).

  • 01/10/2018 - Agent Orange Riders Meeting
    Agent Orange Riders Meeting - Will be held at 12 noon at Chiefs Bar and Grill on north Second Avenue Alpena. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month - All are welcome.

  • 01/12/2018 - Youth Can Learn To Ski For Free

    Youth Can Learn To Ski For Free - A six week cross country ski camp will be held Sunday afternoons at the Aplex from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. starting January 21st - February 25th. Instruction and equipment provided during the five week class that ends on week six with a fun race. A $10.00 deposit is required and you must register by January 12th. For more information, call Jeff Blumenthal 471-5457 ( or e-mail blumentj@live.com)

  • 01/18/2018 - Learn CPR First Aid and Safety
    Learn CPR First Aid and Safety - At Alcona Elementary School, Thursday, January 18th, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The training is free and the registration deadline is January 11th. Limited to 25. Contact Malinda Amlotte by phone (989-356-1414 Extension 222) or by email (amlottem@amaesd.org).

  • 02/14/2018 - Agent Orange Riders Meeting
    Agent Orange Riders Meeting - Will be held at 12 noon at Chiefs Bar and Grill on north Second Avenue Alpena. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month - All are welcome.

  • 03/14/2018 - Agent Orange Riders Meeting
    Agent Orange Riders Meeting - Will be held at 12 noon at Chiefs Bar and Grill on north Second Avenue Alpena. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month - All are welcome.


  • 04/11/2018 - Agent Orange Riders Meeting
    Agent Orange Riders Meeting - Will be held at 12 noon at Chiefs Bar and Grill on north Second Avenue Alpena. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month - All are welcome.

  • 05/09/2018 - Agent Orange Riders Meeting
    Agent Orange Riders Meeting - Will be held at 12 noon at Chiefs Bar and Grill on north Second Avenue Alpena. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month - All are welcome.

  • 06/13/2018 - Agent Orange Riders Meeting
    Agent Orange Riders Meeting - Will be held at 12 noon at Chiefs Bar and Grill on north Second Avenue Alpena. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month - All are welcome.

  • 07/11/2018 - Agent Orange Riders Meeting
    Agent Orange Riders Meeting - Will be held at 12 noon at Chiefs Bar and Grill on north Second Avenue Alpena. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month - All are welcome.

  • 08/08/2018 - Agent Orange Riders Meeting
    Agent Orange Riders Meeting - Will be held at 12 noon at Chiefs Bar and Grill on north Second Avenue Alpena. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month - All are welcome.

  • 09/12/2018 - Agent Orange Riders Meeting
    Agent Orange Riders Meeting - Will be held at 12 noon at Chiefs Bar and Grill on north Second Avenue Alpena. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month - All are welcome.

  • 10/10/2018 - Agent Orange Riders Meeting
    Agent Orange Riders Meeting - Will be held at 12 noon at Chiefs Bar and Grill on north Second Avenue Alpena. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month - All are welcome.

  • 11/14/2018 - Agent Orange Riders Meeting
    Agent Orange Riders Meeting - Will be held at 12 noon at Chiefs Bar and Grill on north Second Avenue Alpena. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month - All are welcome.

  • 12/12/2018 - Agent Orange Riders Meeting
    Agent Orange Riders Meeting - Will be held at 12 noon at Chiefs Bar and Grill on north Second Avenue Alpena. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month - All are welcome.


  • Ongoing Events

  • 12/31/2018 - Alpena Farmers Market
    The Alpena Farmer's Market runs every Saturday at the Alpena Mall from 10am-2p.m., with a wide variety of goods available from local sources.



  • 12/31/2018 - Onaway Library Fundraiser for Interactive Game Table
    Onaway Library Fundraiser for Interactive Game Table - Proceeds from the ongoing used book sale will be used to purchase an interactive and educational game table. It would be used by both youth and adults and would include a variety of games, reading, puzzles and art projects. Donations can be made at the Onaway Library (20774 State Street, Onaway). For more information contact the library (989-733-6621).

  • 12/30/2020 - Grief After Suicide Support Group
    "Grief After Suicide Support Group" will meet the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30p.m. at Long Rapids Congregational Church. Contact 989-916-9233 for more info.



  • 12/30/2020 - SNIP Program
    The Alcona County Humane Society has a "SNIP Program". The Spay, Neuter, Incentive Program will provide $100 towards veternary services with 15 hours of volunteer work at the shelter. They also have an extensive wish list of items if you wish to donate. Contact 989-736-7387 for more info.