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Community Events

  • 01/29/2015 - Estate Planning Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Cristie VanMassenhove on Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on estate planning. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 01/29/2015 - Story Time in Posen
    On Thursdays in January, there will be a Story Time with Mr. Don at the Posen branch of the Presque Isle District Library from 1:30-2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Don Dimick at 734-2477.

  • 01/29/2015 - Rogers City Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive at St. John Lutheran School in Rogers City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 29. Call 1-800 RED CROSS for more information or to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

  • 01/30/2015 - Elk Viewing Ride
    The Alpena Senior Center will sponsor a trip to Hillman on Jan. 30 for lunch and an elk viewing ride. Participants will leave the center at 10:45 a.m. and should return about 2:30 p.m. The cost is $45 per person. For more information, or to sign up, contact the Center.

  • 01/30/2015 - Healthy Eating Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a presentation on healthy eating tips for the new year on Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 01/30/2015 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in January, 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.

  • 01/30/2015 - Fish Dinner
    First United Methodist Church in Alpena will host an all-you-can-eat fish dinner on Jan. 30 from 5-6:30 p.m. The cost is $11 for adults and $5 for kids ages 5-12. It free for those under 5. Only 200 tickets will be sold. For more information, contact the church.

  • 01/30/2015 - 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 Jan. 30. For more information, contact June Duby at 354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 356-1165.

  • 01/30/2015 - Soup Sandwich and Pie Dinner
    Grace Episcopal Church in Long Rapids will have a Soup, Sandwich and Homemade Pie Dinner on Jan. 30 from 4-7 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted with half the proceeds benefiting a charity or person in need. For more information, contact the church.

  • 01/30/2015 - Concert at Rogers City Theatre
    The Rogers City Theater will host a performance by the Moxie Strings on Jan. 30 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.

  • 01/30/2015 - Wilcat Hockey Purple Game
    Alpena Wildcat Hockey will host a Purple Game against Petoskey on Jan. 30 at Northern Lights Arena to help fight cancer. Attendees will have a chance to fill out signs paying tribute to those affected by cancer. Donations will be accepted for each sign, and they money will go towards Friends Together of Alpena. For more information, contact the Arena.

  • 01/30/2015 - Lincoln School Pancake Supper
    The Lincoln School Parent Advisory Council will host a pancake supper and basket raffle on Jan. 30 at the school in Alpena from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Raffle drawings will be held at 7:00. The cost is $3 per person or $10 for a family of four. Those under 5 can eat for free. Raffle tickets are $1 apiece or 6 for $5. For more information, contact the school.

  • 01/31/2015 - Entertainment at Community of Christ Church
    Community of Christ Church in Lachine will host entertainment from Wayne and Gayle Bates on Jan. 31. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. followed by the show at 7:00. For more information, contact the church.

  • 01/31/2015 - Lantern Lit Ski
    On Jan. 31, Hoeft State Park north of Rogers City will host a Lantern Lit Ski event from 6-9:30 p.m. Hot chocolate will be available. For more information, please call 989-734-2543.

  • 02/01/2015 - Euchre Tournament
    The Barton City Eagles on Sanborn Road will hold a Euchre tournament on Feb. 1. Registration runs from 12-2 p.m. and games run from 2-5 p.m. Admission is $10 and it includes a meal. The tournament will pay out to four places and there will be a 50-50 drawing. For more information, call 736-3050.

  • 02/01/2015 - Super Bowl Sub Sandwich Sale
    St. John Lutheran School in Rogers City will host a Super Bowl Sub Sandwich Sale on Feb. 1. For more information, or to order, call Donna at 989-734-4240.

  • 02/02/2015 - Card Making Class
    On Feb. 2, the Alpena Senior Center will host Pam Schroder-Schilbe at 1 p.m. for a presentation on creating cards. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/02/2015 - Muffins and Coffee in Harrisville
    From Feb. 2-6, the Harrisville Branch of the Alcona County Library will allow patrons to read the paper, eat a muffin and enjoy coffee supplied by Alcona Coffee from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information, contact the library.

  • 02/02/2015 - Get Crafty for Adults
    On Feb. 2, a 'Get Crafty for Adults' will be held at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The project for February is Seed Bombs with Terisa LaLonde. There is a $5 charge. Call 724-6796 for information and to register.

  • 02/03/2015 - Tax Prep Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host AARP Tax Volunteer Denise Ziberna on Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on tax preparation. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/03/2015 - Chinese Trip Orientation
    The Alpena Chamber of Commerce will host an orientation for anyone interested in participating in its upcoming trip to China on Feb. 3. It will be at Alpena Community College's Besser Tech Center and begins at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $2,850 per person and includes airfare, hotel space, meals, in-country transportation, taxes, fees and tour guides. For more information, or to register, contact the Chamber at 354-4181.

  • 02/03/2015 - Presentation on the Cheboygan River Watershed
    The Onaway Branch of the Presque Isle District Library will host a 'Tuesdays with Friends' event entitled "Man's Impact on the Cheboygan River Watershed" on Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Onaway Old Historic Museum. It will be led by retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydrologist Roger Gauthier. The program is free. For more information, contact the library.

  • 02/04/2015 - Donkey Basketball at RCHS
    Rogers City High School will host Buckeye Donkey Basketball on Feb. 4 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Huron Sports Boosters. Tickets are available at the high school office and cost $6 advance or $8 at the door. Kids 5 and younger can get in free and are eligible for free donkey rides. For more information, contact Rogers City High School.

  • 02/04/2015 - UAW Retirees Membership Meeting
    The Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council is having it's membership meeting at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 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.

  • 02/04/2015 - Nutrition Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Kathy Freel of MSU Extension on Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. for a presentation on nutrition. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/04/2015 - Yellow Jug Old Drugs
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Yellow Jug, Old Drugs presentation on Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for anyone wishing to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/04/2015 - Farm Research Review
    MSU Extension will offer a review of 2014 on-farm research results on February 4th at Alpena Community College from at 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is free and will highlight soybean, dry bean, malting barley, potato and wheat research conducted on local farms Contact James DeDecker at 734-2168 for more information and to register.

  • 02/05/2015 - Daughters of Isabella Meeting
    Daughters of Isabella Circle 975 will meet on Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Social Hall in Alpena. All members are urged to attend.

  • 02/05/2015 - Tax Prep Assistance
    The Alpena Senior Center will host tax volunteers from AARP on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 throughout February. No appointment is necessary and attendees will be served on a first come, first-served basis. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/05/2015 - Matter of Balance
    The Alpena Senior Center will host an 8-week program called "Matter of Balance" beginning on Feb. 5. The program is designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. It will meet on Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. There is a $10 fee. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/05/2015 - Mental Health Authority Public Hearing
    The Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Authority will hold a public hearing on Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. in its board room to receive input on the public mental health services the Authority provides. Written comments can also be submitted through Feb. 5 to Ed LaFramboise at the Authority (400 Johnson Street in Alpena).

  • 02/05/2015 - Horse Science Short Courses
    The Alpena Horsemen's Club will sponsor a series of Horse Science Short Courses beginning on Feb. 5 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Alpena Community College Natural Resources Center. The courses will each Thursday at the same time through March 5. Topics range from the latest treatments for equine health to self-defense for trail riders. The total cost for the series is $40. For more information, visit 'www dot A-Horse Club dot com' or contact Darlene at 727-3137.

  • 02/05/2015 - Animal Disease and the Human Health Risk
    The Alpena Seventh Day Adventist Church will host an informational session on Animal Disease and the Human Health Risk on Feb. 5 from 6:30-8 p.m. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. The event is sponsored by Your Healthy Connections. For more information, contact the Church.

  • 02/06/2015 - Comedy Night in Alpena
    The Knights of Columbus Hall in Alpena will host a Friday Night with Friends Comedy Night on Feb. 6. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30. The event features Bill Hildebrandt and Sal Demilio. Tickets are $25 and attendees must be 21 years old. Seating is limited. For more information, or to reserve a table for eight or more people, call 356-3231. The event is sponsored by Friends Together.

  • 02/06/2015 - Tax Prep Assistance
    The Alpena Senior Center will host tax volunteers from AARP on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon throughout February. No appointment is necessary and attendees will be served on a first come, first-served basis. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/06/2015 - Music 4 You Concert
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a concert by Music 4 You on Feb. 6. A meal will be served from 5-6 p.m., followed by music from 6-8 p.m. The suggested donation for people over 60 is $3.50; the price for those under 60 is $6. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/06/2015 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in February, 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.

  • 02/07/2015 - Potato Pancake Dinner
    St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Herron will host a potato pancake dinner on Feb. 7 from 1-6 p.m. The menu will also include sausage, applesauce and homemade cakes. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12, and it's free for those under 5. For more information, contact the church.

  • 02/07/2015 - Euchre Tournament
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Euchre tournament on Feb. 7. A meal will be served from 5-6 p.m. with games running from 6-9 p.m. There is a $10 registration fee. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/07/2015 - Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree
    The Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree will be held Feb. 6-7. People can register for sturgeon fishing on Friday at the 211 DNR Field Station from 2-8 p.m. Other highlights include entertainment with Mike Ridley and Billy Jewell and his Bad Habits Friday. On Saturday, there will be a fishing contest, poker run, kids games, a hovercraft demonstration, and entertainment with The Blitz and DJ Johnnie Walker. For a complete list of events, visit the Shivaree's Facebook page.

  • 02/08/2015 - Dave Ramsey - Funancial Peace University
    Dave Ramsey's nine-week Financial Peace University Classes will begin at Living Hope Church on Werth Road in Alpena on Feb. 8 from 12-2 p.m. Registrations can be made online at 'www dot Dave Ramsey dot com.' (CLICK HERE) For more information, contact Stacee Martin at (989) 255-2796.

  • 02/08/2015 - Al Kamyszek Variety Band Performs
    The Al Kamyszek Variety band will play at the Presque Isle County Council on Aging on Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the Council.

  • 02/09/2015 - Girls On The Run
    Registration is open for the Spring, 2015, 'Girls on the Run' after-school program. It's a 10-week program for girls in 3rd through 8th grades and will begin in March. Girls registered by Feb. 9 will receive a free gift. Contact Cathy Goike at 358-7970 to learn which schools are participating or for a registration form. Forms can also be downloaded at 'www dot D-H-D Four dot org.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 02/09/2015 - Not-So-Newlywed Game
    The Alpena Senior Center will host the 'Not-So-Newlywed Game' on Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/10/2015 - Chair Massages
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Rose Nowak of Better Living Massage for 10-minute chair massages from 10-11 a.m. Appointments are necessary. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/12/2015 - Tax Prep Assistance
    The Alpena Senior Center will host tax volunteers from AARP on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 throughout February. No appointment is necessary and attendees will be served on a first come, first-served basis. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/12/2015 - Valentine Craft
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Valentine Craft on Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/12/2015 - Presentation on Kyle Spangler Shipwreck
    The Rogers City Branch of the Presque Isle County Library will host a presentation by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary called "Citizen Science at 180 Feet: Diving Deep to Protecet the Wreck of the Kyle Spangler" on Feb. 12 from 6-7:30 p.m. The event is free and will be led by archeologist Russ Green. For more information, contact the library.

  • 02/13/2015 - Corkscrews and Canvas Workshop
    Art in the Loft will host a Corkscrews and Canvas Workshop for couples with Justin Christensen-Cooper on Feb. 13 from 6-8 p.m. The workshop is open to anyone age 21 and up and the cost is $35. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact Art in the Loft.

  • 02/13/2015 - Reel Fun Festivus
    The Reel Fun Festivus, a fundraiser for the River Center, will be held on Feb. 13 at the APlex in Alpena from 6 p.m. to midnight. It's a casual party of fun, dinner, and drinks. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m., and dinner starts at 7:00. The event also includes Chinese raffles. Tickets are $15 and are available at Neiman's Family Market, the Alpena Chamber of Commerce and at the door. For more information, contact the Chamber.

  • 02/13/2015 - Tax Prep Assistance
    The Alpena Senior Center will host tax volunteers from AARP on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon throughout February. No appointment is necessary and attendees will be served on a first come, first-served basis. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/13/2015 - Showing of Somewhere in Time
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a showing of the film "Somewhere in Time" on Feb. 13 at 2:45 p.m. The cost is $1 and includes popcorn and lemonade. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/13/2015 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in February, 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.

  • 02/13/2015 - Potluck and Open Mic
    Open Mike Productions in Comins will host a potluck dinner and open mic night on Feb. 13 from 6-9 p.m. The event includes 50-50 drawings and door prizes, and it's open to all ages. For more information, call 848-2756 or 848-2263.

  • 02/14/2015 - Zapusty Dance
    The 18th Annual Pre-Lenten Zapusty Dinner-Dance will be held on Feb. 14 at the Posen Community Center. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 and music by the Kowalski Brothers Polka Band from 7:30-11:30. Admission is $30 per person, which includes drinks, dancing, and door prizes. For more information, call 766-2405 or 766-2573.

  • 02/14/2015 - Celiacs Support Group
    The Celiac's Support Group will meet on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. at Cabin Creek Coffee in downtown Alpena. Anyone is invited to attend and share solutions or ideas. For more information, call 255-8430.

  • 02/14/2015 - Reel Fun Ice Fishing Tournament
    The Reel Fun Ice Fishing Tournament will be held on Feb. 14 on Grand Lake. This year's top prize is a John Deere Gator 550. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold, with prizes available for the top 30 fish. The cost is $25 and tickets are available the Alpena Chamber of Commerce, Clem's Bait and Tackle, and Buck's Bait. For more information, including rules and a prize list, visit 'www dot ice fishing Alpena dot com.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 02/14/2015 - Vow Renewal Ceremony
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a vow renewal ceremony on Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. It will be officiated by the Rev. Karen Thompson. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/14/2015 - Sweethearts Dance
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a sweetheart's dance on Feb. 14. Dinner will be served from 4-5 p.m., followed by dancing from 6-9 p.m. Music will be provided by the Over-the-Hill Band. The cost is $18 per couple or $10 per person. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/14/2015 - St Marys Paczki Sale
    St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alpena will host a paczki sale on Feb. 14 from 2-6 p.m. in the All Saints School gym. The cost is $8 per dozen or $4 per half-dozen. If any paczkis remain, they will be sold on Feb. 15 beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information, or to order in advance, call All Saints School or Mary Winton at 916-5449.

  • 02/14/2015 - Brush Creek Mill Hosts Sentimental Journey
    The Brush Creek Mill will host a Sentimental Journey on Feb. 14 from 6-9 p.m. The event will feature dancing to the music of Roy and the Bluesmakers. Tickets are $15 per couple or $10 for individuals and cover dancing, desserts, and a rose for the ladies. Tables for 2, 4 or 6 will be available. For more information, contact the Mill.

  • 02/14/2015 - Soup Supper
    Ossineke United Methodist Church will host a Soup SUpper on Feb. 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Many varieties of soups and desserts will be available. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. For more information, contact the church office at 471-2334.

  • 02/14/2015 - Kids Ice Fishing Tournament
    The Don McEwen Kids Ice Fishing Tournament will be held on Feb. 14 at Jewell Lake in Barton City. Its open to kids and adults ages 15 and younger. Registration runs from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with fishing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Poles, bait and holes will be provided. Trophies will be available in several categories. The event is sponsored by the Barton City Improvement Association.

  • 02/14/2015 - Red Wings Alumni Game
    Northern Lights Arena in Alpena will host a Detroit Red Wings Alumni game on Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. Tickets are in advance are $11 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and younger. At the door, they are $13 for kids and $8 for kids 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the arena or at 'www dot Northern Lights Arena dot com.' (http://www.northernlightsarena.com/)

  • 02/15/2015 - Sunday Dinner
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Sunday Dinner on Feb. 15 from 12-1:30 p.m. The suggested donation for those over 60 is $3.50. The cost for those under 60 is $6. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/16/2015 - Healthy Heart Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Barb Riggs for a presentation on healthy heart tips on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/16/2015 - St Annes Paczki Sale
    St. Anne's Catholic Church in Alpena will host a 'Fat Monday' paczki sale on Feb. 16 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. or the paczkis are sold out. The cost is $8 per dozen or $4 per half-dozen. A cup of coffee and a paczki will be available for $1. The event is sponsored by the St. Anne's Ladies Society. For more information, contact the church at 354-3019.

  • 02/17/2015 - Presentation on Organizing Papers
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Doris Puls on Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on organizing important papers. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/18/2015 - Presentation on Shingles Shots
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Walgreens pharmacist on Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on the importance of Shingles Shots. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/19/2015 - Tax Prep Assistance
    The Alpena Senior Center will host tax volunteers from AARP on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 throughout February. No appointment is necessary and attendees will be served on a first come, first-served basis. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/19/2015 - Trip to Stoney Acres Winery
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a trip to Stoney Acres Winery on Feb. 19. Participants will leave the Center at 12:45 p.m. The cost is $3. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/19/2015 - Marine Sanctuary Program in Harrisville
    On Feb. 19, the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library will host an informative program by the Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary at 6 p.m. No registration is required for this free program. Call 724-6796 for more information.

  • 02/20/2015 - Tax Prep Assistance
    The Alpena Senior Center will host tax volunteers from AARP on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon throughout February. No appointment is necessary and attendees will be served on a first come, first-served basis. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/20/2015 - Movie Afternoon
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a movie afternoon on Feb. 20 at 2:45 p.m. with a showing of "The Shootist." The cost is $1 and includes popcorn and lemonade. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/20/2015 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in February, 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.

  • 02/20/2015 - 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.

  • 02/21/2015 - Stone-Glass Jewelry Workshop
    Art in the Loft will host a Stone/Glass Wrapped Jewelry Workshop with Katherine Schmidt on Feb. 21 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The workshop is open to anyone age 12 and up and the cost is $26 for members and $30 for non-members. For more information, contact Art in the Loft.

  • 02/21/2015 - Poker Tournament in Rogers City
    The Lighthouse Restaurant in Rogers City will host a poker tournament on Feb. 21 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.

  • 02/21/2015 - Community Health Walk
    Alpena Regional Medical Center will host a Community Health Walk on Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. Walkers should meet at the NEST Trail on Woodward Avenue in Alpena. The topic will be a snowshoeing demonstration to celebrate heart health month. Snowshoes will be available to use. For more information, call 356-8106.

  • 02/21/2015 - Lions Club Fruit Sale
    The Alpena Lions Club is holding a truckload fruit sale on Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the R.A. Townsend Company on Bagley in Alpena. Fruits available include Fuji apples and naval oranges. Ruby red grapefruits are also available through advance orders only. They will only be sold in larger quantities. For more information, or to place an order, call 356-6118.

  • 02/23/2015 - Online Programs from MSUE
    MSU Extension will offer a series of six onlline programs that will highlight field crop production and pest management on Mondays from Feb. 23 through March 30. Presentations begin at 7 p.m. each Monday and run until about 8 p.m. The programs are available online for free but pre-registration is required. For more information, contact James DeDecker at 734-2168 (or CLICK HERE).

  • 02/23/2015 - Presentation on Dealing with the Loss of a Spouse
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Marcy Nunnelly on Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m. for a presentation on dealing with the loss of a spouse. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/24/2015 - First Aid for Pets
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Veterinarian Danielle Knight on Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on first aid for pets. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/25/2015 - Trip to Scills Grill
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a trip to Scill's Grill in Rogers City for lunch on Feb. 25. Participants will leave at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/25/2015 - Warning Signs of Alzheimers Disease
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Jessica Krueger on Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m. for a presentation on the 10 warning signs of alzheimers disease. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/25/2015 - Financial Capability - Part 2
    The Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency will host a seminar called "Financial Capability - Part Two" on Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Michigan Works Office in Alpena. It will cover topics regarding cash flow, credit reports, home buying, and saving for the future. The event is free to attend. For more information, call NEMCSA at 358-4627 or 1-866-484-7077.

  • 02/25/2015 - Love Your Library Month Drawings
    On Feb. 25, a drawing for 'Love Your Library Month' prizes will be held at all branches of the Alcona County Library at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 02/26/2015 - Tax Prep Assistance
    The Alpena Senior Center will host tax volunteers from AARP on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 throughout February. No appointment is necessary and attendees will be served on a first come, first-served basis. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/27/2015 - 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 Feb. 27. For more information, contact June Duby at 354-4605 or Joyce Ryther at 356-1165.

  • 02/27/2015 - Tax Prep Assistance
    The Alpena Senior Center will host tax volunteers from AARP on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon throughout February. No appointment is necessary and attendees will be served on a first come, first-served basis. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/27/2015 - Creating Confident Caregivers
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Annie Hepburn on Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on creating confident caregivers. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 02/27/2015 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in February, 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.

  • 02/27/2015 - 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.

  • 02/28/2015 - Short Story Contest ENTRY DEADLINE
    The Brush Creek Mill in Hillman is hosting a short story contest for 7-12 grade students who live in Montmorency, Alpena and Presque Isle Counties. The deadline to enter is Feb. 28. Stories must be original and 2,000 words or less. They will be judged creativity, content and characterization. The top five stories will win a cash prize, with first place getting $200. For more information, visit 'www dot Brush Creek Mill dot com.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 02/28/2015 - Entertainment at Community of Christ Church
    Community of Christ Church in Lachine will host entertainment from Wild Rose and the Thorns on Feb. 28. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. followed by the show at 7:00. For more information, contact the church.

  • 02/28/2015 - Polar Plunge
    The 2015 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics will be held on Feb. 28 at The Sandbar and Grill on Long Lake Road in Alpena. Registration begins at 12 noon, followed by the parade of costumes and the plunge at 1:15 p.m. Awards and an 'after-splash' will follow. For more information, contact Lorell Whitscell at 464-5908. Participants can register at 'www dot plunge M-I dot com.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 03/01/2015 - Euchre Tournament
    The Barton City Eagles on Sanborn Road will hold a Euchre tournament on March 1. Registration runs from 12-2 p.m. and games run from 2-5 p.m. Admission is $10 and it includes a meal. The tournament will pay out to four places and there will be a 50-50 drawing. For more information, call 736-3050.

  • 03/06/2015 - 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.

  • 03/13/2015 - 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.

  • 03/20/2015 - 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.

  • 03/21/2015 - Poker Tournament in Rogers City
    The Lighthouse Restaurant in Rogers City will host a poker tournament on March 21 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.

  • 03/21/2015 - HHS Annual Gala
    The Huron Humane Society will hold its annual gala at the Sanctuary Inn in Alpena on March 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. The event includes a VIP table, a prime rib dinner, a cash bar and a silent and live auction. For more information or to get tickets, call 356-4794.

  • 03/21/2015 - Ladies Night Out Fundraiser
    Rogers City Elementary School PTO will hold a ladies night out fundraiser on March 21 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rogers City. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6:00. The event includes dinner, a cash bar, a live auction, large ticket raffle, Chinese and basket auctions, and a wine pull. Tickets are limited and cost $20. They are available at the elementary school office. For more information, call 734-9150.

  • 03/21/2015 - Dance Party in RC
    Calcite Credit Union will host a 'Rockin' and Rollin' for a Cure' dance party on March 21 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Rogers City Servicemen's Club. The theme is "back to the 70s" and music will be provided by Stagefright. The event also includes a 50-50 raffle, Chinese raffle, cash bar and silent auction. Tickets are available at the Credit Union (in Rogers City or Posen) or the Servicemen's Club. Proceeds benefit Friends Together.

  • 03/24/2015 - Community Health Walk
    Alpena Regional Medical Center will host a Community Health Walk on March 24 at 6 p.m. Walkers should meet at Northern Lights Arena in Alpena. The topic will be exploring new foods for nutrition month. For more information, call 356-8106.

  • 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.

  • 03/28/2015 - 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.

  • 03/31/2015 -  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.

  • 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.

  • 04/10/2015 - 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.

  • 04/18/2015 - 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.

  • 04/24/2015 - 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.

  • 04/25/2015 - 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.

  • 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.

  • 05/24/2015 - 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)

  • 05/29/2015 - 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.

  • 06/26/2015 - 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.

  • 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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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