The Hubbard Lake community Association is raffling off a 40 foot aluminum dock with platform and bench to help raise money for a new library and community center. The dock will raffled off on Saturday June 27th at 2pm, with cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place. To purchase tickets visit local Hubbard Lake Businesses or contact association president Jeff Johnson at 727-2094.
Families are invited to attend an afternoon of free family fun at the Chosen Ranch on Beaton Road, 5 miles north of Harrisville. This event takes place on Saturday June 27th from 3pm-7pm. There will be kids games, and wagon rides through the property. There will be hot dogs and ice cream served at 5pm. Anyone planning to attend is asked to bring a blanket or chairs for their comfort. For more information on this event please call 989-724-6384.
Huron Shores Fellowship is hosting a 'Word in Worship' Concert on Sunday June 28th at 6:30pm at the Huron Shores Fellowship. For more information call 358-0047.
The northeast Michigan UAW Retired workers Alpena Council will hold it's membership meeting at 11am on Wednesday July 1st at the VFW Hall on Connon Road in Alpena. Lunch will be served, all members and spouses are urged to attend and are asked to bring a can of Food for the needy. For more information or to make reservations call 356-4959, or 727-4080.
The Cheboygan area Chamber of Commerce invites you to come enjoy the 4th of July parade, taking place Saturday July 4th on Main street in downtown Cheboygan at 10am.
The Alpena Senior Center is holding a craft class at 1:30pm on Monday July 6th. Call the center at 356-3585 for more details.
The Alpena Senior Center is having Cribbage on July 7th from 10am-11:15am. No partner is required, cost is $3 and pot is split between high hand and high crib. For more information call 3563585.
If you are interested in Foster Care or Adoptions, you are invited to a free kids day at Northern Lights Arena on Saturday July 18th from 10am-12noon. There will be ice skating, snowman building, games, face painting and much more. Those who are interested must RSVP by July 8th. To RSVP or for more information, call marci at 989-396-0877 or Nicole at 989-255-3704.
The Alpena Senior Center is offering a Presque Isle Lighthouse bus tour. Cost is $12, which includes your bus ride and a picnic lunch. This event takes place on July 8th, the bus leaves the center at 10am. For more information call 356-3585.
The Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to come enjoy the 2015 Cheboygan Waterways Festival, taking place July 9th-12th in the Festival Square and Washington Park in Cheboygan. For a full list of activities or more information, visit www.cheboygan.com or call the chamber of commerce at 231-627-7183.
The First United Methodist Church is offering Life Line health screenings on July 9th. For more information on this event call the church at 989-354-2490.
The Grand Lake Book Club will discuss 'Loving Frank' by Nancy Horan on July 10th at 1pm at the Presque Isle District Library Grand Lake Branch. For more information please call Karen at 989-595-5051.
The Alpena Senior Center is holding a Pickin' For People Dinner and Concert on July 10th at the Senior Center. Meal runs from 5-6, music from 6-8. Cost for those over 60 is $3.50, those under $60 is a $6 charge. For more information 356-3585.
The Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the Cheboygan Arts Council's 47th annual arts festival at Festival Square in cheboygan on July 11th. For more information call the chamber of commerce at 231-627-7183.
The Alcona Football Golf Classic will be taking place at the Loggers Trace golf course in Harrisville on Saturday July 11th, with a 9am shotgun start. This is a 4 person golf scramble with numerous prizes including a raffle, hole prizes, skill competition prizes, a grand prize drawing and tournament champion. Cost is $75 per golfer which includes golf,cart and food, with a steak dinner after the golfing. For golfing or sponsorship information, please call Jason Somers at 989-335-5323 or 989-736-6011.
There will be a Rendezvous at 40 mile point lighthouse on Saturday and Sunday July 11-12, 10am-4pm each day. You can experience an 18th and 19th century Historical encampment featuring the dress and activities of the traders, mountain men and voyageurs of the era. There will be tomahawk throwing, adobe oven and campfire cooking, fire starting spinning/weaving and children's activities. The lighthouse,pilot house and bunkhouse gift shop will be open both days. Everyone is invited to attend this event, which is sponsored by the 40 mile point lighthouse society. For more information, call barb at 989-734-4587.
There will be an American Red Cross blood drive in Onaway on July 14th from 12noon-5:45pm at the Onaway VFW Post. For more information call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
There is a community walking club for everyone, meeting at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 8:30am on Thursday June 25th.
There is a summer art workshop at Art In The Loft in downtown Alpena Thursday June 25th from 5:30-8:30. The workshop will involve watching cooking segments from the movie "Chef" and creating versions of the Cuban Cuisine. Price is $35 per person. For more information or to sign up for the class, call 356-4877.
There will be a family movie matinee at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library on Thursday June 25th at 2pm. You can enjoy a newly released DVD and Theater style popcorn. For more information call 724-6796.
There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive in Hubbard Lake on June 25th at the Hope Lutheran Church on Nicholson Hill Road, running from 12noon - 5:45pm. For More information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
The 5th annual Yappy Hour will take place at the Boathouse in Cheboygan on June 25th from 4:30-6:30pm. For more information or to purchase tickets call 231-238-7297.
There will be a West Branch shopping Trip held by the Alpena Senior Center on June 25th. The bus will leave the senior center at 8am, cost for the trip is $15. For more information call 989-356-3585.
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.
There will be a perfomance in the Rogers City Summer concert Series on June 26th at the Rogers City Bandshell at 7pm, featuring 'The Remedee' for more information call 989-734-2535.
There will be storytime and craft for children at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 10:15am-11am on Friday June 26th.
Long Rapids Grace Episcopal Church is holding it's first summer supper, with air conditioning for comfort! They will be serving Hot Dogs, home made breads for sandwiches, salads and pies. This event takes place on Friday June 26th from 4pm-7pm. For more information, contact long rapids Grace Episcopal Church.
The AuSable Valley Engine and Tractor Show will be held June 26-27 at the Oscoda County Fairgrounds on Caldwell Road off M-33 between Mio and Fairview. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days and features tractor and machine exhibits, gas engines and related machinery, farm implements, tractor and kids games, a flea market, a swap market, tractor pulling and more. Rustic camping and food will be available. The gate fee is $3 per person. Children under 12 will be admitted free. For more information, call (989) 370-5471.
Art In The Loft Summer Art Workshops. There will be a workshop called ' Bob Ross Oil Painting ' on Saturday June 27th from 9am-12noon for ages 13-adult. Cost is $65 per person. For more information or to register, call 356-4877.
The Besser Museum is holding Log Cabin Day on Saturday June 27th from 12noon-4pm. You can experience life as it was over 100 years ago in Alpena. There are many activities including a quilt show and raffle, as well as numerous displays. There will also be Strawberry Sundaes, planetarium shows and woodcarving demonstrations, many many things going on all afternoon. Admission for the day is $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors and free to museum members and those under the age of 5. For more information contact the museum at 356-2202.
There will be a selling Saturday's pre 4th of July event taking place at Harbor Town Market Place in Harrisville on Saturday June 27th from 10am-2pm. Vendor's are welcome, for more information call Sheila at 736-6881.
There will be a roots tech conference on Saturday June 27th at the Alpena Family History Center in the Long Rapids Plaza from 10am-2pm. There will be four presentations regarding on line genealogical research. Attendance is free, for more information call 358-9809.
The Presque Isle District Library, Grand Lake Branch presents 'Every Hero Has A Story'. This is the 2015 summer reading program for children 3-13 and is free of charge. It begins on June 29th and runs from 10am-11a, at the Grand Lake Library on Lake Esau Highway. For more information call the library at 989-595-5051.
Art In The Loft is holding Summer Art Workshops. There will be an All American Cuisine Camp on June 30th, and on July 1st-2nd from 1p-3pm each day. Cost is $15 per day or $40 for all 3 days. Each afternoon will be an experience in creating favorite American dishes. Children can attend one day's class or all 3. To register for the class or for more information, call 356-4877.
There will be Drop In Craft for children and teens at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library on Tuesday June 30th from 2:30-4pm. For more information contact the library.
The Alcona Conservation District will be providing a walnut green wood budding demonstration in Harrisville on July 1st at 10am at the Harrisville Institute of culture and learning on US 23. The demonstration will take approximately one hour. For more information call 335-1056.
The American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive on July 2nd in Lewiston at St. Francis Church from 11:30am until 5:15pm. For more information you can call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
On Friday July 3rd from 10am-2pm the Department of Environmental Quality will provide a portable boat wash station at the Hubbard Lake East Bay DNR Boat Ramp. MSU interns will demonstrate the boat wash station and show how it keeps aquatic invasive species from entering Hubbard Lake. All boaters are invited to watch and become informed about invasive species and take part in the free boat wash demonstration.
You are invited to attend Mill River Days at Brush Creek Mill in Hillman on July 3rd-4th. There will be fireworks at Dusk on Friday, a arts and crafts show on Saturday from 10am-4pm with concession stand, a bridgewalk at noon on Saturday, a pet show at emerick park on Saturday from 10:30am-11:30am and a Wheels Car Show Cruise Night Saturday evening from 4pm-8pm. For more information on this event, contact brush creek mill at 989-742-2527.
The Wheels Car Club will be holding their 7th annual cruise night, car show, and swap meet on Saturday and Sunday July 4-5. Cruise night will be held at Thunder Bay Resort on M-32 in Hillman on Saturday evening from 4pm-7pm. The Car Show and Swap meet will be held on Sunday July 5th in downtown Hillman in the Village parking lots behind the Hy-Way Inn. Registration is from 8am-1am, trophies will be presented at 3:30pm. For more information, contact Dennis at 989-742-3651.
Come and enjoy the Independence Day Parade and other Activities at the New Lighthouse Park in Presque Isle on Saturday July 4th, starting at 10:30am.
There will be a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday July 5th at the St. Francis Parish hall in Lewiston from 8:30am-1pm, cost is by donation. The breakfast is to benefit the Montmorency County Habitat for Humanity.
Rambling Rods is hosting a Cruise-In for Friends Together at Neimans Family Market on Tuesday July 7th from 5pm-7:30pm. You are invited to bring your Hot Rod, Vintage Auto, Muscle Care, Motorcycle, etc to Neimans for the evening. You can enjoy hot dogs, chips, soda, and water for donations. There will be a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds from the event will go to Friends Together. For more information contact Julie at 657-1335.
The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in Alpena on July 8th from 12noon-5:45pm at the First Presbyterian Church. For more information call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
There will be a performance by the Petoskey Steel Drum Band as part of the Rogers City Summer Concert Series. The concert takes place on July 10th at the Rogers City Bandshell at 7pm. For more information call 989-734-2535.
The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in Rogers City on July 13th from 12noon-5:45pm at the Presque Isle Athletic Club. For more information call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Art In The Loft is holding a Baking Boot Camp as part of their Summer Art Workshops. The event takes place on July 14th-16th from 1pm-2:30pm each day. It will be an adventure in the fundamentals of baking a variety of favorite recipes, for ages 6-10. Cost is $15 per day or $40 for 3 days. To register or for more information call 356-4877.
Brian Piccolo,a MDNR wildlife biologist will be giving a presentation about wildlife habitat from the backyard to the Forest. This presentation is very informative and gives folks some practical ideas they can implement to improve their properties wildlife habitat, regardless of property size. A free Pizza dinner will also be provided. Those who would like to attend are asked to RSVP with District Forester Andrew Beebe by July 10th. The event will take place at ACC, Oscoda Campus on Skeel Avenue. The event is free of charge, but all who are going to attend are asked to RSVP. For more information or to RSVP please call 989-356-1056.
Art In The Loft is holding it's Summer Art Workshops. There will be a workshop called Foodie Movie For Adults on Thursday July 16th from 5:30-8pm. It will involve exploring some of the lives of our most famous chefs and creating their signature dishes. Cost for the class is $35 per person. To register or for more information, call 356-4877.
Hope Lutheran Church on Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard Lake is holding a Roast Pork and Turkey dinner on Friday July 17th from 4pm-7pm at the church. Cost is $12 per person, Children 5-12 for $5 and under 5 free. Take outs are available.
The Thunder Bay Saxophone Quartet will present a summer program at Bay View Park, on Monday July 20. The program begins at 6pm, it is suggested you bring your lawn chairs and blanket, a free will donation will be accepted.
The Grand Lake friends of the library are holding their annual Book Sale at the Grand Lake Branch of the Presque Isle library on July 24 from 10am-4pm and on July 25th from 10am-2pm. Fore more information call karen at 989-595-5051.
The Alpena High School FIRST Robotics team will be holding a summer VEX IQ Robotics camp for next year's 4th and 5th grade students. The camp will take place July 27th-31st from 9am-11:30am. Anyone interested should contact melissa at 358-5200. The camp is sponsored by Alpena Public Schools and is free to this year's participants.
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.
The Jelly Roll Blues Band will perform as part of the Rogers City Summer Concert Series on August 14th at the Rogers City Bandshell at 7pm. For more information call 989-734-2535.
Purple Martin for Kids is seeking children for their summer camp. The camp is for children ages 7-18, accompanied by a guardian. The event takes place at Camp Nissokone in Oscoda and runs from August 14-16. There will be many adventures available including Zip Lines, rope courses, swimming, hiking, camp fires and much more. There is No Cost, including lodging,food and activities. For information or to apply to attend, please call 586-321-0123 or 989-272-8111. Applications can also be found at the website thepurplemartin.org .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Alpena Senior Center is hosting a Petoskey Shopping Trip on Wednesday may 27th. The bus will leave the senior center at 8am to travel to Petoskey. There will be stops at several stores, with lunch at Cormack's Deli. There is a $15 trip charge, and those going are responsible for their own meal costs. There is limited seating. Call 356-3585 for more information.
Taking Pride in Alpena South Corridor Grant Funding Efforts would like to invite everyone to come by the Thunder Bowl Lanes for 3 Fun-
raiser's on May 22, June 19 and July 17. There will be team bowling and fun with 50/50's and door prizes. Cost is $60 per land, 4-5 bowlers for one hour. You can call thunder Bowl at 354-2411 to reserve your lane. For more information call Dennis at 989-356-5521.
Alpena Regional medical center is offering a series of Quit Smoking sessions. Session Options range from April 13 through August 18th, and there is a class fee of $15 For more information or to register, call 356-8124.
Living On, an ongoing support group where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, meets on the second Monday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Michigan office on Chisholm Street in Alpena. The group focuses on expressing feelings and experiences related to loss in a supportive, caring and non-judgemental environment. The group is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Hospice of Michigan.
The Salvation Army is offering Energy Assistance Outreach Services in Alpena to address the heating needs of those most vulnerable this winter. Programs are available for a variety of income levels. If you are struggling to pay your monthly bills, set up an appointment with a local caseworker. For more information, call 358-2769.
The Alpena Light of Hope Clubhouse, part of Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health, is an organization that provides psychological rehabilitation for adults with mental illness. That includes transitional employment for people who are in various stages of job readiness. The program can provide benefits for both individuals and employers. For more information, call 356-8468.
District Health Department No. 4 offers a free breast and cervical screening program for women ages 40-64 who qualify. Insurance is accepted. Both breast and cervical cancer are curable if detected early. The department currently has openings in its September screening clinics. To register for a screening, call 356-4507 or 1-800-221-0294.
Northeast Michigan Affordable Housing is offering help to people facing forclosure or having difficulties making mortgage payments. All of its services are free. For more information, call 1-866-229-6471.
'The Caring Place Adult Day Care Center' in Alpena offers a safe and stimulating environment for stroke survivors, people with Alzheimers disease or dimentia, or those who just can't stay home alone. For more information, call 358-7928.
The Salvation Army is Encouraging area boys in grades 1 through 5 to join the Explorer Adventure Corps program, which meets at The Salvation Army building on North Second Ave. in Alpena on Wednesday evenings. For more information on the group, contact the Salvation Army.
The NEO Teen Helpline (1-800-272-8336) is now taking calls from teens who need someone to talk to, and feel there is no one around to listen. Callers can discuss any problem. All calls are confidential and can be anonymous. Phones are open weekdays from 2 to 9 p.m.
Staff members of the Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District are available to speak to different groups around the Northeast Michigan Region. The AMA ESD hopes to better communicate with area communities about the programs and services it offers. To learn more about booking a speaker for your event, call 354-3101.
As part of an emergency shelter grant, the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency is offering Rental / Utility and Eviction / Foreclosure assistance for qualifying households in Northeast Michigan. To prescreen, call the crisis prevention program at 989-471-3277 Or toll-free at 1-866-270-0687.
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There will be a grief share taking place at Friends Together on prentiss street in Alpena, each Thursday from 6pm-7:30pm. All who have suffered any type of loss are encouraged to attend. For more information call 354-2730.
There will be foster parent informational meetings on the first Monday of each month at Holy Cross Children's Services on Second Avenue in Alpena. The meetings will begin at 6 p.m. Attendees will learn about the licensing process and will have an opportunity to ask questions. For more information, contact Peggy Krajniak at (989) 255-1177.
Ossineke United Methodist Church is offering a unique style of service involving worship, singing and talking to God using the style of Taize. The services will be offered the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the church.
The East Shore Art Guild and Gallery will hold free open art work sessions every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Alcona County EMS Building on M-72. Participants must bring their own art supplies. For more information contact: Bernie Blaszak at (989) 724-6347.
Friends Together will host "Guys Like Us," an event especially for men with a cancer experience, every Wednesday at 10 a.m. The event takes place at the Friends Together Center (1013 State Street, Alpena). For more information, contact Friends Together at 356-3231.
Friends Together will host "Friends Together Weekly" events for everyone touched by cancer on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. The events will take place at the Friends Together Center (1013 State Street, Alpena). For more information, contact Friends Together at 356-3231
The East Shore Art Guild will hold free art work sessions every Thursday from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Alcona County EMS building. Bring your own art supplies. Call Bernie at (989) 724-6347 for more information.
The Posen branch of the Presque Isle County Library will hold knitting and crocheting sessions from 10 until noon every Friday. All levels are welcome, and one-on-one instructions are available. For more information, call (989) 766-2233.
Friends Together will host "Caregivers Connect" events on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdayof each month at 6 p.m. The programs are free and take place at the Friends Together Center (1013 State Street, Alpena). For more information, contact Friends Together at 356-3231.
The Caregiver Support Group invites anyone caring for a loved one with a debilitating disease to join them at their regular meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at Cabin Creek Coffee in Alpena. For more information, call 356-1030 or 657-9069.
The Circle of Parents, Kinship Care Group meets every Thursday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Alpena Senior Center. The group is for grandparents and other caregivers raising children.
Hospice of the Sunrise Shore is hosting two monthly support groups. One meets in Alpena on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. in Suite 201 of "The Center Building" on Second Avenue. The other meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at 150 S. Third Street in Rogers City. For more information, call 1-800-664-8587.
Reformers Unanimous, a group seeking to help people with addicitions, meets every Friday night at the Mio Baptist Church from 7-9 p.m. The program is free and open to all adults. For more information, call 989-745-4432.
The Alpena Breast Cancer Support Group will meet on the final Monday of each month (the 3rd Monday of May and December) in 2009 in the Alpena Regional Medical Center Cafeteria Conference Room from 7-9 p.m. For more information, call 354-4912 or 356-0475.
Hospice of Michigan Looking for Volunteers - in Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. Call Sally (989) 358-4293 or Anna (989) 358-4294 for information.
Community Prayer Meetings - At 12 noon on the second Tuesday of each month at the Alpena Civic Center. Local pastors and lay persons pray for Government, Schools, and Businesses in the non denominational sessions. All are welcome.
Alpena County Alzheimers Support Group - Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:00am First Presbyterian Church in Alpena.
Montmorency County Alzheimer's Support Group - Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 11:00 AM At Medilodge Of Hillman. For more information, call 742-45 81
Adult Day Care Center Assistance - Available through District Health Department 4... Call your local District 4 Health Office For More Information.
District Health Department 4 offers various Immunization Clinics. Call your local District 4 Health Office For Dates and times or for More Information.
District Health Department No. 4 offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings for those who qualify. For more information Call your local District 4 Health Office For More Information.
Women, Infant and Children free supplemental Food services are available through District Health Department No. 4 by appointment. Call your local District 4 Health Office For More Information.
District Health Department No. 4 welcomes new WIC Bridge Cards as of November 14. For more information on who the cards can help, contact the Health Department.
District Health Department No. 4 delivers home health care services and makes house calls. Call your local District 4 Health Office For More Information.
District Health Department No. 4 in Alpena offers Reproductive Health Services for men and women of childbearing age by appointment. Parental consent for teens is not necessary but is strongly encouraged. Call your local District 4 Health Office For More Information.
The Alpena Police Department is offering free cable gun locks to area gun owners. They are provided by Project Child Safe and there is a maximum of four per person. They are available any time during the day at the department headquarters.
Reformers Anonymous, an international addictions program, will be held at the Mio Baptist Church every Friday night from 7-9 p.m. The program is free and open to all adults 18 and older. For more information, call 826-3944 or visit www.reformu.com.