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Community Events

  • 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.

  • 03/01/2015 - Euchre Tournament
    The Barton City Eagles on Sanborn Road will host a Euchre Tournament on March 1. Registration and a meal run from 12-2 p.m., followed by games from 2-5 p.m. The event pays out to the top four places and there will be a 50-50 drawing. For more information, call 736-3050.

  • 03/01/2015 - Pickin For People
    There will be a Pickin' For People Open Mic night at Beaver Lake Community Church in Lachine on March 1 from 6-8 p.m. Dessert will follow. Musicians and singers are welcome. An offering will be accepted to benefit Joseph's Storehouse Food Pantry. Anyone is welcome. For more information, contact the church.

  • 03/01/2015 - PTL Breakfast
    St. John Lutheran School in Rogers City will host a PTL Breakfast on March 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (989) 734-3580.

  • 03/02/2015 - Presentation on Forest Management
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Ben Nowakowski on March 2 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on forest management. For more information, contact the center.

  • 03/02/2015 - Class on Door Signs
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a crafting class focusing on chalk board door signs on March 2 at 1 p.m. There is no charge. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/02/2015 - Get Crafty for Adults
    On March 2, there will be a 'Get Crafty for Adults' at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The project for March is a Pastel class with Kathryn Cubalo and Carol Preuss. There is a $5 charge. Call 724-6796 for information and to register.

  • 03/03/2015 - Tiny Tots Story Time
    On March 3, the Alpena County Library will host Tiny Tots Story Time for parents, caregivers and their children from 0-2 years old. The event runs from 10-11 a.m. and also includes structured free play and interaction with other children. No registration is needed. For more information, contact the library.

  • 03/03/2015 - Lawn Care Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host staffers from the Home Depot on March 3 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on spring lawn care. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/04/2015 - Huron Shore Babe Ruth Registration
    Alpena Huron Shore Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball registrations will be held at Alpena High School on March 4-5 from 6-8 p.m. and on March 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information, or to register online, visit 'www dot A-H-S-B-R dot com.'

  • 03/04/2015 - UAW Retirees Membership Meeting
    The Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council is having it's membership meeting at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 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.

  • 03/04/2015 - Presentation on Physical Activities
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Kathy Freel of MSU Extension on March 4 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on the benefits of physical activities. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/05/2015 - AHS Masquers Club - Back to the 80s
    The Alpena High School Masquers Club will present 'Back to the 80s' at Thunder Bay Theatre on March 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m. The cost is $8 for students and $12 for adults. For more information or to make reservations, call (989) 766-3564.

  • 03/05/2015 - Daughters of Isabella Meeting
    The Daughters of Isabella Circle 975 will meet on March 5 at 6 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Social Room in Alpena. Members are urged to attend.

  • 03/05/2015 - Class on Marketing a Business
    The Alpena Chamber of Commerce will host a class on the fundamentals of marketing a business on March 5 at 7:30 a.m. in Alpena Community College's World Center for Concrete Technology. The class is free but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 354-4181.

  • 03/05/2015 - Winter Carnival
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a winter carnival on March 5 from 3-6 p.m. It will include indoor games, hot dogs, cookies, brownies, prizes and more. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/05/2015 - Sleep Schedules and Sanity
    Your Healthy Connections will present a session on sleep schedules and sanity on March 5 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Alpena Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. For more information, contact the church.

  • 03/05/2015 - US Forest Service Celebration
    The Rogers City Branch of the Presque Isle District Library will host a showing of "The Greatest Good" to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Forest Service. The film was provided by the Presque Isle County Conservation District. For more information, contact the library.

  • 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.

  • 03/06/2015 - Trip to Art in the Loft
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a trip to Art in the Loft of Alpena on March 6. Attendees will leave the center at 10 a.m. for a tour of a special winter exhibit. For more information or to sign up, contact the Center.

  • 03/06/2015 - Pickin For People Show
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a concert by Pickin' For People on March 6. A meal will be served from 5-6 p.m. with music from 6-8 p.m. A suggested donation for those 60 and older is $3.50. The cost for anyone under 60 is $6. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/06/2015 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in March, there will be a 'Storytime and Craft for Children' at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 10:15 - 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 03/06/2015 - Craft Club Meeting
    The Grand Lake Branch of the Presque Isle District Library will host a meeting of the library's craft club on March 6 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The club meets on the first Friday of each month. Attendees are invited to bring crafts they'd like to work on plus materials. For more information, call 595-5051.

  • 03/07/2015 - Archery Tournament and Expo
    The Aplex in Alpena will host the Centershot Archery Tournament and Expo on March 7. The event is free. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with competition beginning at 10:00. Bows will be provided. Trophies will be given out for the top five shooters in five age groups. Drawings will be held for five Genesis bows. For more information, contact the Hubbard Lake Bible Church at 727-3443 or visit their Facebook page.

  • 03/07/2015 - Huron Shore Babe Ruth Registration
    Alpena Huron Shore Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball registrations will be held at Alpena High School on March 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information, or to register online, visit 'www dot A-H-S-B-R dot com.'

  • 03/07/2015 - Euchre Tournament
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a euchre tournament on March 7. A meal and sign-up period will run from 5-6 p.m., with games from 6-9 p.m. There is a $10 registration fee which include the meal. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/07/2015 - Winter Farmers Market
    The Alpena Winter Farmers Market is now open every Saturday at the Alpena Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It features a wide variety of items, like breads, cookies, cakes, home-made granola, jams, eggs, chicken, rabbits, local beef, sausages, honey, maple syrup, mushrooms, hand-knitted items and pasties. For more information, contact the mall.

  • 03/09/2015 - Veterans Services Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Dan Cox of the Alpena County Veterans Office on March 9 at 10:15 a.m. for a presentation on veterans services. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/09/2015 - Session on Card Making
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a session on making St. Patricks Day cards on March 9 at 1 p.m. There is no fee. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/10/2015 - Tiny Tots Story Time
    On March 10, the Alpena County Library will host Tiny Tots Story Time for parents, caregivers and their children from 0-2 years old. The event runs from 10-11 a.m. and also includes structured free play and interaction with other children. No registration is needed. For more information, contact the library.

  • 03/10/2015 - Foot Care Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Kristen Spicer of LeFave Pharmacy on March 10 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on foot care facts. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/10/2015 - Showing of Iron Jawed Angels
    The Alpena County League of Women Voters will host a showing of a shortened version of the film "Iron Jawed Angels" on March 10 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at Alpena Community College's Madeline Briggs Center. The league is teaming with the Association of Lifelong Learners to recognize women's history month. The public is welcome, and a discussion of the film and the women's suffrage movement will be led by ALL member Mary Ann Crawford afterward. For more information, contact Pauline Buchner at 340-0391.

  • 03/10/2015 - Wilson School Kids Selling Butter Bucks
    The Fourth Grade Class at Wilson School in Alpena is raising money for a field trip to The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn in late May. On March 10, the class will be at Culvers in Alpena from 4-10 p.m. selling Butter Bucks. They work like gift certificates that can be used at a later date (they can't be used the day you buy them). The amount of Butter Bucks sold will be donated to the class. For more information, contact Culvers or teacher Jonathan Bradley at Wislon School.

  • 03/11/2015 - Eye Care Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Dr. Robert Currier on March 11 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on vitamins and nutrition for better eyes. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/12/2015 - Genealogy Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Marlo Broad of the Alpena County Library on March 12 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on tracking genealogy on the computer. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/12/2015 - Dinner Trip to Posen
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a trip to the Posen Senior Center for dinner on March 12. Participants will leave the Alpena center at 2:30 p.m. There is a $3 charge for the trip and attendees will have to pay for their meal. Seating is limited. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/12/2015 - Swains Island Exhibition Presentation
    The Rogers City branch of the Presque Isle District Library will host Archeologist Stephanie Gandulla of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary on March 12 from 6:30-7 p.m. She will present a film and discuss her experiences relating to her participation in an exhibition to Swains Island. For more information, contact the library.

  • 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.

  • 03/13/2015 - Posen Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
    The Posen Knights of Columbus will host an Alaskan pollock and shrimp dinner on March 13 at their hall from 4-7 p.m. Fish dinners are $9 and fish/shrimp combo dinners are $11. Children 10 and younger can eat for half price. Take-outs will be available. For more information, call 766-8173.

  • 03/13/2015 - Soup and Salad Card Party
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a soup and salad card party on March 13. A meal will be served from 5-6 p.m. followed by games from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $6 per person. For more information, call the Center at 356-3585.

  • 03/13/2015 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in March, there will be a 'Storytime and Craft for Children' at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 10:15 - 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 03/14/2015 - Mushroom Cultivation Seminar
    The Robert J. Parks Library in Oscoda will host a mushroom cultivation seminar on March 14 at 10 a.m. It's free and will be led by Alcona and Iosco District Forester Andrew Beebe. For more information, call (989) 335-1056.

  • 03/14/2015 - Soup Supper
    Ossineke United Methodist Church will host its March Soup Supper on March 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. It will feature many varieties of soups and desserts. For more information, contact the church.

  • 03/14/2015 - Celiacs Support Group Meeting
    The Celiac's Support Group will meet on March 14 at 10 a.m. at Cabin Creek Coffee in downtown Alpena. People are encouraged to attend and share ideas and solutions. For more information, call 255-8430.

  • 03/14/2015 - Lincoln School Arts and Crafts Show
    Lincoln School in Alpena will host its annual Spring Arts and Craft Show on March 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact the school at 358-5900.

  • 03/15/2015 - Sunday Dinner
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Sunday Dinner on March 15 from 12-1:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Judy Christensen. A suggested donation for those over 60 is $3.50. The cost for those under 60 is $6. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/15/2015 - Scholarship Chicken Dinner
    The VFW Auxiliary to Posen Post 7804 will host a scholarship chicken dinner on March 15 from 3-6 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Posen. The menu also includes dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, homemade breads and desserts. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and its free for those under 5. Takeouts will be available. Proceeds will benefit annual scholarships and other auxiliary projects.

  • 03/16/2015 - Class on Buying or Selling a Business
    The Alpena Chamber of Commerce will host a class on how to buy or sell a business on March 16 at 6 p.m. in Alpena Community College's World Center for Concrete Technology. The class is free but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 354-4181.

  • 03/16/2015 - Presentation on Stress
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Colleen Prevost and Stacy Bowen on March 16 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on preventing stress. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/16/2015 - Session on Making Pinecone Bird Feeders
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a session on making a pinecone bird feeder on March 16. There is no fee. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/17/2015 - Fun with Words
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a morning of cross word and word search puzzle fun on March 17 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/18/2015 - Reverse Mortgages Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host staffers from First Federal on March 18 at 10:30 a.m. for a presentation on reverse mortgages. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/18/2015 - Senior Center Visits Sanctuary
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a trip to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary on March 18. Participants will leave the Center at 10 a.m. for a presentation beginning at 10:15. Seating is limited. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/19/2015 - Senior Center Trip to Gaylord
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a shopping trip to Gaylord on March 19. Participants will leave the Center at 8 a.m. and will go shopping at Kohls and Meijer. They will also go to the Gobbler for lunch. There is a $15 trip charge, and participants must cover their shopping and lunch charges. For more information, or to sign up, contact the Center.

  • 03/19/2015 - Presentation on Preparing for Emergencies
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Christina Curtis on March 19 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on preparing for emergencies. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/19/2015 - Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Presentation
    On March 19, the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary will present 'Sanctuary South of the Equator: a Closer Look at Swains Island' at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 6 p.m. No registration is required for this free program. Call 724-6796 for more information.

  • 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.

  • 03/20/2015 - Presentation on Fraud
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Michigan State Police Trooper Ashley Simpson on March 20 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on scams and fraud. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/20/2015 - Movie Afternoon
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a movie afternoon on March 20 at 2:45 p.m. with a showing of "Kid Vengeance." The cost is $1 per person and includes popcorn and lemonade. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/20/2015 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in March, there will be a 'Storytime and Craft for Children' at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 10:15 - 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 03/20/2015 - Free Disaster Training
    Region 7 Citizen Corps will give free training March 20-22 at Camp Grayling. Food and lodging are included. Area to be covered will include search and rescue, fire safety, basic disaster skills, disaster medical operations and more. For more information call 354-2894.

  • 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.

  • 03/21/2015 - Health Fair
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a senior health fair on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no charge to attend. For more information, contact the center.

  • 03/23/2015 - Seniors vs Faculty and Alumni in Hillman
    The Hillman High School Chapter of the National Honor Society will host its annual Senior vs. Faculty and Alumni games on March 23 at 6 p.m. at the high school. The faculty will take on the seniors in volleyball, then the alumni will challenge the seniors in basketball. The cost is a suggested donation of $3 and proceeds benefit the Honor Society and the Alpena Branch of the Michigan Foster Closet. For more information, contact Alissa Miller at 742-4538.

  • 03/23/2015 - Presentation on Grief Support
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Bob Coen of Hospice on March 23 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on grief support and care. For more information, contact the center.

  • 03/23/2015 - Making a Rock Picture Holder
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a session on making a rock picture holder on March 23 at 1 p.m. There is no fee to attend. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 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.

  • 03/24/2015 - Spring Gardening Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Marilyn Ross on March 24 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on spring gardening. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/25/2015 - Presentation on Medicare and Extended Care
    The Alpena Senior Center will host officials with Banker's Life on March 25 at 4 p.m. for a presentation on Medicare and Extended Care. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/25/2015 - Artists Reception in Harrisville
    On March 25, there will be an Artists Reception for the Northeast Michigan Artists’ Guild at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Art will be on display until April 29. For more information, contact the library.

  • 03/25/2015 - LEGO Club Meets
    The LEGO Club will meet at the Rogers City Branch of the Presque Isle District Library on March 25 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. It's features creative ways to build interesting LEGO projects. For more information, contact the library.

  • 03/25/2015 - Preschool Registration
    The Great Start Readiness Program will host preschool registration at the Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District on various dates from March 25 through June 29. Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2015. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins will be accepted. For more information, contact the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency at (989) 356-3474.

  • 03/26/2015 - Class on Succession Planning
    The Alpena Chamber of Commerce will host a class on succession planning on March 26 at 7:30 a.m. in Alpena Community College's World Center for Concrete Technology. The class is free but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 354-4181.

  • 03/26/2015 - Presentation on Tendercare
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Cheryl Kranzo for a presentation on Tendercare on March 26 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 03/26/2015 - Senior Center Trip to Mio
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a trip to 'Stitches for You Quilt Shop' in Mio on March 26. Participants will leave the center at 8 a.m. While in Mio, they will shop and have lunch. The trip will cost $7 and attendees must cover their meal cost. Seating is limited. For more information, or to sign up, contact the center.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 03/27/2015 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in March, there will be a 'Storytime and Craft for Children' at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 10:15 - 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 04/03/2015 - 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.

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

  • 04/18/2015 - 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 05/24/2015 - 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.

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

  • 07/31/2015 - 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

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    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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