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Community Events

  • 11/20/2014 - Alpena Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Alpena High School on Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 11/20/2014 - Genealogical Society Meeting
    The Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society will meet on Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Besser Museum. Museum Collections Manager Danyeal Dorr will present a vision for the Resource Room, and offer the group an opportunity to explore the developing space. Meetings are open to the public.

  • 11/20/2014 - Alcona Library Book Sale
    The Alcona County Library will hold a book sale at the Harrisville branch Nov. 20-22. The hours aon Thursday and Friday will be 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday the sale will run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact the library.

  • 11/20/2014 - Stories of Soldiers National Cemetery
    The Alpena County Library will share stories of Soldiers' National Cemetery, which provided the inspiration for President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, on Nov. 20 at 6:30. The event will feature Marcia Simmons, the author of books about Civil War veterans from Alpena and Alcona Counties. At the end of the ceremony, the library will reveal the winner of this year's Robert E. Haltiner Distinguished Service Award. The program is free. For more information, contact the library.

  • 11/21/2014 - ARMC Hosts Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby on Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Chairwoman June Duby at 354-4605.

  • 11/21/2014 - Storytime and Craft for Kids
    On Nov. 21, 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.

  • 11/21/2014 - Soup and Sandwiches Dinner
    Long Rapids Grace Episcopal Church will host a home-made soups, breads and sandwich fillings dinner on Nov. 21 from 4-7 p.m. The event will also feature pie and assorted desserts. Christmas wreaths will be available. A free will offering will be accepted, with half of the proceeds going towards special needs in the community or organizations. For more information, contact the church.

  • 11/21/2014 - Music at the Mill
    The Brush Creek Mill in Hillman will host 'Music at the Mill' on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. There will be an open mic format. For more information, contact the Mill.

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

  • 11/22/2014 - 
    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Ossineke is holding a spaghetti dinner and bake sale on Saturday, November 22nd from 4 to 7 pm. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids ages 5 to 12.

  • 11/22/2014 - Bell Ringing for the Morrell
    The Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum in Rogers City will host a bell ringing ceremony for the Daniel J. Morrell on Nov. 22 from 2-3 p.m. For more information, contact the museum.

  • 11/23/2014 - Surviving The Holidays
    Griefshare will host a program called "Surviving the Holidays" on Nov. 23 from 2-5 p.m. at the Brush Creek Mill in Hillman. The cost to attend is $5. For more information, call 354-2730.

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

  • 11/25/2014 - Matter of Balance Class
    The Onaway Senior Center will host a 'Matter of Balance' class on Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. The class will focus on creating better balance and preventing falls. For more information, call 766-8191.

  • 11/25/2014 - Spin A Yarn
    The Alpena Library will host a 'Spin a Yarn' session on Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. Attendees are invited to bring a spindle and wheel. For more information, contact the library or Kati Meek at 358-0162.

  • 11/25/2014 - Alpena Free Methodist Church Celebrates National Adoption Day
    Alpena Free Methodist Church will host a celebration of National Adoption Day on Nov. 25 from 5-7 p.m. The event will feature a light meal and activities for children, including a magician. New families will be welcomed, and one ore more individual will be presented with the 'Making a Difference' award. For more information, contact the Church.

  • 11/26/2014 - Atlanta Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Atlanta High School on Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 11/26/2014 - Tree Lighting in RC
    The Rogers City Optimist Club's annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will be held on Nov. 26 at Westminster Park after dusk. For more information, call 734-3574.

  • 11/26/2014 - Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
    The Ecumenical "Thanksgiving Eve" worship service will be hosted by St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Alpena on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. It is open to all faiths. Instead of a collection, attendees are asked to bring a can of food for the Alpena County Baby Pantry. A reception will follow in the Social Hall. For more information, contact the Church.

  • 11/28/2014 - Bolenz Holiday Parade
    The 2014 Bolenz Holiday Parade in Alpena will be held on Nov. 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at Annex Building parking lot at the corner of Chisholm and Ninth Streets. It will proceed along Chisholm, left onto Second Ave., then right onto Water Street, and it ends at the parking lot behind City Hall. For more information, contact the Alpena Chamber of Commerce.

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

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

  • 11/29/2014 - Rogers City Christmas Parade
    The Rogers City Christmas Parade will be held on Nov. 29 beginning at 6 p.m. It will travel North along Third Street and end at the Presque Isle County Historical Museum. For more information, or to register a float, call 734-2535.

  • 11/29/2014 - Christmas Tree Lighting in Hillman
    The Brush Creek Mill in Hillman will host a lighting of the Village Christmas Tree on the lawn at the mill on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the mill.

  • 11/29/2014 - Inspiring Alpena
    The Performance Locker in Alpena will host "Inspiring Alpena" on Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is intended to serve the community by performing acts of kindness. It will end with an indoor picnic and sharing of experiences. For more information, contact the Performance Locker.

  • 11/29/2014 - Holiday Bazaar
    First Presbyterian Church in Alpena will host a Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon on Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bazaar will include many hand-made items, table linens, aprons, rugs, baby blankets, jewelry, jams, jellies, and wood working items. There will also be a used book sale. The luncheon will cost $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information, contact the church at 354-3381.

  • 11/30/2014 - John Boys Helps HHS
    The Huron Humane Society is getting a boost from John Boy's Restaurant in November. John Boy's will donate one percent of its total sales for the month to the Humane Society. Deliveries are available. For more information, contact the society or John Boy's Restaurant.

  • 12/01/2014 - Footwear Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Jenny Werth of Thunder Bay Therapy on Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on choosing proper footwear. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/02/2014 - First Tuesday with Friends
    The Onaway Branch of the Presque Isle County Library will host a First Tuesday with Friends on Dec. 2 at the Onaway Old Historic Courthouse at 1 p.m. The featured guest will be Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Site Manager Terry Begnoche, who will discuss the wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library.

  • 12/02/2014 - Grant Writing Workshop
    The Alpena County Library will host a free grant writing workshop for local non-profit groups on Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. It will feature advice from Matthew Downy of the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. The program is fee but registration is required. For more information, contact the library at 356-6188.

  • 12/02/2014 - Project Blue Light
    Project Blue Light, which honors law enforcement officers and firefighters (especially those who have died in the line of duty), will be held on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the APlex in Alpena. During the ceremony, a Christmas tree with blue lights and candles will be lit to honor the fallen. Area residents are asked to shine a blue light in their windows to show support.

  • 12/02/2014 - Christmas Sing-Along
    The Alpena Senior Center will host children from Immanuel Lutheran School on Dec. 2 at 11:30 a.m. for a Christmas sing-along. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/02/2014 - Quilt Raffle
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a quilt raffle drawing on Dec. 2 at 12 noon. The Center is giving away a full-size quilt donated by the Have-A-Heart Quilters. Second prize is a hand-crafted rug. Tickets are available until the drawing for $1 each or 6 for $5. All proceeds go towards Center programs.

  • 12/03/2014 - Capturing Conversations
    The Alpena County Library will host Capturing Conversations, which teaches attendees how to capture a family's holiday traditions, on Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. It focuses on how a family's traditions can lead to some wonderful conversations about family history, which can be captured using equipment from the library. The program is free. For more information, contact the library.

  • 12/03/2014 - Holiday Cooking Seminar
    Chef Ben Kline and Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Cheryl Bates will hold a Holiday Cooking Seminar on Dec. 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Art in the Loft of Alpena. The cost is $45. For more information, or to register, contact Art in the Loft at 356-4877.

  • 12/03/2014 - Mini Performance by TBT Actors
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a mini-performance by the cast of the Thunder Bay Theater's "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" on Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/03/2014 - UAW Retirees Membership Meeting
    The Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council is having it's membership meeting at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the VFW Hall on Connon Street in Alpena. Lunch will be served. Call 356-4959 or 727-4080 for reservations. Bring a canned food item for the needy.

  • 12/04/2014 - De-Cluttering Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Doris Puls on Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on de-cluttering and organizing. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/04/2014 - Daughters of Isabella Meeting
    The Daughters of Isabella Circle 975 will meet on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Social Hall in Alpena. All members are urged to attend.

  • 12/04/2014 - Archaeology Lecture
    The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center will host an archaeology lecture entitled "Citizen Science at 180 Feet: Diving Deep to Protect the Wreck of the Kyle Spangler" on Dec. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/05/2014 - Pickin for People Concert
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Pickin' for People dinner and concert on Dec. 5. A meal will be served from 5-6 p.m. followed by music from 6-8 p.m. The suggested donation for those over 60 is $3.50. The cost for everyone else is $6. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/06/2014 - Visit and Photos with Santa
    The Alpena County Library will host Santa Claus for a visit and free photos on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The event also includes crafts, gift-making, and snacks. It's open to children from preschool through 5th grade. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 12/06/2014 - Cookie Walk
    Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lewiston will host its annual cookie walk on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church's Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact the church.

  • 12/06/2014 - Frostys Festival of Gifts
    New Life Lutheran Church in Spruce will host Frosty's Festival of Gifts on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., plus holiday baked goods, frozen food items, hand-crafted goods, wooden craft items, floral arrangements and more. For more information, call (989) 736-7816.

  • 12/06/2014 - Euchre Tournament
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a euchre tournament on Dec. 6. A meal will be served, and sign-in begins, at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6:00. The cost is $10 and that includes dinner. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/06/2014 - Yulefest Bake Sale
    Grace Lutheran Church in Alpena will host a Yulefest Bake Sale on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It will feature Norwegian and assorted cookies, bread, candy and more. For more information, contact the Church.

  • 12/06/2014 - Tennis Clinics at the APlex
    ESPN Tennis Analyst Luke Jensen will be in Alpena on Dec. 6 for a day of tennis clinics at the APlex. The cost to participate is $50 and sessions will be held throughout the day. For more information or to sign up, contact the APlex Tennis Center at 354-6164.

  • 12/07/2014 - How Pearl Harbor Changed American Lives
    The Alpena County Library will host Dr. Greg Adamus on Dec. 7 for a presentation on the way the attacks on Pearl Harbor changed the lives of many Americans. He will look at events in Hawaii, on the U.S. mainland, and in Europe, Africa and Japan. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library.

  • 12/07/2014 - Gun Show
    The Hillman Sportsman's Club will host a gun show on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entry fee is $1 per person. For more information, contact Joe Vanderveer at 742-4080.

  • 12/07/2014 - Commemorative Tree Lighting
    The Brush Creek Mill in Hillman will host a commemorative Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. The ceremony will include special music by Lin and Sue Shiffer and a reading of names of commemorative bulbs on the tree. To purchase bulbs honoring or remembering individuals, contact the Mill at 742-2527.

  • 12/08/2014 - Estate Planning Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Diane Mucciante on Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on estate planning. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/09/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Alcona County meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Jamieson Nursing Facility in Harrisville. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Jeni Hoppe at 358-4605.

  • 12/09/2014 - Presentation on Holiday Meals
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Kathy Freel of MSU Extension on Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on taking control of holiday meals. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/10/2014 - Alzheimers-Dimentia Caregiver Support Group Meeting
    The Alzheimer's/Dimentia Caregiver Support Group of Alpena County meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Alpena. For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association at 356-4087 or Annie Hepburn at 356-1030.

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

  • 12/10/2014 - Eye Care Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Dr. Robert Currier on Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on giving your eyes U.V. treatment all year long. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/11/2014 - Christmas Sing-Along
    The Alpena Senior Center will host children from Bingham Arts Academy on Dec. 11 at 11:30 a.m. for a Christmas sing-along. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/11/2014 - Lecture at Maritime Center
    The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center will host an archaeology lecture entitled "The Life and Times of the A.J. Goddard, a Klondike Paddlewheeler" on Dec. 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/12/2014 - Movie Matinee
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a movie matinee on Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. with a showing of "It's a Wonderful Life." There will be free popcorn and lemonade. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/12/2014 - ASO Holiday Concert
    The Alpena Symphony Orchestra will hold its holiday concert, entitled "A Holiday Celebration," on Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alpena High School Auditorium. The orchestra is directed by David Sawtelle of the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey. The show will include the Alpena High School Concert Choir and several dancers from the The Dance Center. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for students. Children 5 and younger can attend for free. Family packages are available for $25. A reception will follow the show. For more information, contact Andrea Arbuckle at 354-5139.

  • 12/13/2014 - Fun Christmas for Kids
    The Hillman Gearheads will host a 'Fun Christmas for Kids' event on Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hillman Junior-Senior High School. The event is for kids in grades 6 and lower. It will include games, crafts, concessions, prizes, and an appearance by Santa Claus. The cost is $2 for students; parents and kids ages 0-2 can get in for free. For more information, contact Iain Cook at (989) 742-4538.

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

  • 12/14/2014 - Tips on Preserving Leftovers
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Kathy Freel of the MSU Extension office on Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. for tips on preserving holiday leftovers. For more information, contact the Center.

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

  • 12/15/2014 - Christmas Sing-Along
    The Alpena Senior Center will host local girl scouts on Dec. 15 at 4:30 p.m. for a Christmas sing-along. For more information, contact the Center.

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

  • 12/16/2014 - Jazz Up Scarves and Necklaces
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a demonstration on jazzing up scarves and necklaces, with tips from Peebles, on Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/16/2014 - Music4You Performance
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a performance by Music4You on Dec. 16 from 5-7 p.m. during the evening meal. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/17/2014 - Christmas Gift Grab
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Christmas Gift Grab on Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. Participants can draw a package from a box and win a surprise gift. The cost is $1 per draw. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/17/2014 - Christmas Lights Tour
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Christmas lights tour on Dec. 17 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $3. Limited seating is available. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/18/2014 - Christmas Sing-Along
    The Alpena Senior Center will host students from All Saints School on Dec. 18 at 11:30 a.m. for a Christmas sing-along. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/18/2014 - Senior Center Visits Besser Museum
    The Alpena Senior Center will sponsor a visit to the Besser Museum on Dec. 18 at 12:30 p.m. for a look at Christmas trees decorated by community members. That will be followed by a planetarium show. The cost is $5. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/18/2014 - Lecture at Maritime Center
    The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center will host an archaeology lecture entitled "Queen of the Lakes: The Steamer Pewabic and the Geological, Cultural, and Economic Frontiers of the Keweenaw Peninsula" on Dec. 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, contact the Center.

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

  • 12/19/2014 - Senior Center Brunch
    The Alpena Senior Center will host brunch on Dec. 19 from 10:15-11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/21/2014 - Sunday Dinner
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Sunday Dinner on Dec. 21 from 12-1:30 p.m. Carol Cadarette will provide special music. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/22/2014 - Presentation on Energy Bill Assistance
    The Alpena Senior Center will host officials from True North Community Services on Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on how the organization can help pay energy bills. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/23/2014 - Old-Fashioned Family Christmas
    The Alpena Senior Center will host an old-fashioned family Christmas on Dec. 23. It will feature meals at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Christmas music and sing-alongs, gifts for everyone, a Christmas craft-fest at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., and more. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/24/2014 - Alpena Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at the Alpena Senior Center on Dec. 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 12/24/2014 - Brunch at the Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center will host brunch on Dec. 24 from 10-11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/29/2014 - Jack Williams Performs
    The Alpena Senior Center will host music by Jack Williams on Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 12/30/2014 - Vial of Life Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a presentation on Vial of Life packets on Dec. 30 at 11:30 a.m. The packets contain emergency medical information. For more information on the event, contact the Center.

  • 12/31/2014 - Senior Center Hosts Brunch
    The Alpena Senior Center will host brunch on Dec. 31 from 10-11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 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)

  • 02/28/2015 - 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)


  • Ongoing Events

  • 12/31/2014 - NOTE - THESE EVENTS CONTINUE ON A REGULAR BASIS - FOR DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS SCROLL DOWN


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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