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Community Events

  • 04/24/2014 - Binge Eating Group Meeting
    The Binge Eating Disorder Support Group meets every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Spruce Lutheran Church. For more information, contact Amy at (989) 916-9233.

  • 04/24/2014 - Senior Center Celebrates Guitar Month
    The Alpena Senior Center will celebrate Guitar Month with a performance by Dan Ager on April 24 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 04/24/2014 - Community Walking Club Meeting
    On Thursdays in April, the Community Walking Club for everyone will meet at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 04/24/2014 - Earth Day Tree Giveaway
    On April 24, Celebrate Earth Day with a free tree giveaway at the Harrisville and Lincoln branches of the Alcona County Library, compliments of the Alcona Conservation District. The giveaway continues while supplies last. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 04/24/2014 - Posen Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will host a blood drive on April 24 at the St. Casimir School Gym in Posen from 1-6:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 04/24/2014 - Spring Rummage Sale
    The United Methodist Women will host a rummage sale at their church in Alpena on April 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale continues with a $2 bag day on April 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Anne Dessenberg at 356-1371.

  • 04/24/2014 - Piecing Memories Together
    VitalCare will begin a grief support group called "Piecing Memories Together" on April 24 at 2078 M-32 West in Alpena from 6-8 p.m. The group will also meet each Thursday in May. Participants can share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a "remembrance bear" from an article of their loved one's clothing. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call 1-800-664-8587.

  • 04/24/2014 - Safe Sitter Course
    Alpena Regional Medical Center will host a safe sitter course April 24-26 in the ARMC Auditorium. The course meets Thursday and Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is open to teens ages 11-13 and teaches them what to expect when caring for children, how to solve problems and how to handle emergencies. Class size is limited. The cost is $75. For more information or to register, call 356-8124.

  • 04/24/2014 - Family Game Night
    Alpena Public Schools will host a Family Game Night on April 24 at Lincoln Elementary School from 6-7:30 p.m. The games are all standard board games that were selected because they support the development of math and language skills. For more information, contact the school.

  • 04/24/2014 - Afternoon of Music with Vern Bishop
    The Presque Isle County Council on Aging will host an afternoon of music with Vern Bishop on April 24 beginning at 3 p.m. at the Onaway Senior Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 733-2559.

  • 04/24/2014 - Life Skills Program with Carol Johnson
    Bingham Arts Academy in Alpena will host a special "life skills" program starring Carol Johnson on April 24 at 9:30 a.m. Lincoln Elementary School in Alpena will host the same program at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact the schools.

  • 04/25/2014 - ARMC Hosts Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby on April 25 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Chairwoman June Duby at 354-4605.

  • 04/25/2014 - Storytime and Craft for Children
    On Fridays in April, 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.

  • 04/25/2014 - Earth Day Tree Giveaway
    On April 25, celebrate Earth Day with a free tree giveaway at the Harrisville and Lincoln branches of the Alcona County Library, compliments of the Alcona Conservation District. The giveaway continues while supplies last. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 04/25/2014 - Cyber Security Seminar
    The Bank of Alpena and Alpena Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Cyber Security Seminar on April 25 from 8-9:30 a.m. in Alpena Community College's Center Building. Refreshments will be provided. The seminar is free but organizers are asking participants to RSVP at the Chamber office by calling 354-4181.

  • 04/25/2014 - Lake Huron Watershed Summit
    Huron Pines and the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments will host a Lake Huron Watershed Summit at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena on April 25. The event will highlight local conservation success stories and ongoing efforts to protect the area's natural resources. Attendees are asked to bring their own coffee mugs. For more information or to get tickets, call Joy Leisen at (989) 448-2293 or visit 'www dot volunteer Northern Michigan dot org.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 04/26/2014 - Michael Joiner in Mio
    The Mio Church of God will host Michael Joiner on April 26 at 7 p.m. For more information, call (989) 848-5247.

  • 04/26/2014 - Back in Time Concert
    The APlex in Alpena will host a "Back in Time Concert," saluting the 80s, on April 26. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert starting at 7:00. Multiple local acts will perform. Tickets are $10 in advance at Neiman's Family Market or $12 at the door. For more information or to make reservations, contact Stacy Roznowski at (989) 255-7544. Proceeds will go towards Friends Together and the Alpena County Relay for Life.

  • 04/26/2014 - Immanuel Lutheran Church Garage Sale
    Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alpena will hold its 24th annual garage sale on April 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Merchant's Building at the Alpena County Fairgrounds. The sale will include thousands of dollars of goods. This year's first $500 in sales will go towards the Feed the Kids Ministry. For more information, contact the Church.

  • 04/26/2014 - Celebrate World Tai Chi Day
    On April. 26, celebrate World Tai Chi Day with KiAnn Kruttlin at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to learn some basic moves of this ancient healing exercise, and practice the art of Tai Chi at the same time as others all over the world. Call 989-724-6796 for more information.

  • 04/26/2014 - Grilled Chicken Dinner
    Grace Episcopal Church will host its annual grilled chicken dinner at the Long Rapids Hall on April 26 from 4-7 p.m. The menu includes dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, baked beans, candied carrots, rolls and homemade pies. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12 and free for those under 4. For more information, contact the church.

  • 04/26/2014 - Spring Into Summer Expo
    The Alcona County 'Spring Into Summer Expo' will be held at the ARA Site in Lincoln on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes a farmers market, an Alcona Conservation District tree sale, and area businesses which are ready to serve attendees and answer questions. The event is free and door prizes will be awarded hourly. For more information, contact Bill at 724-5077.

  • 04/26/2014 - Lets Get Growing Garden Show
    The 11th Annual MSU Extension "Let's Get Growing" Garden Show will be held on April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alpena Mall. The event will include multiple exhibits and displays, farmers' market goods, flowers, plants, trees, tractors and other garden equipment. The Home Depot will sponsor a children's workshop. Admission is free.

  • 04/27/2014 - Mother-Daughter Banquet
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a mother-daughter banquet on April 27 at 1 p.m. Door prizes will be available, and the cost it $7.50 per person. Tickets are available in advance only. For more information, contact the center.

  • 04/27/2014 - Community Celebrating and Sharing Dinner
    The ELCA Lutherans of St. Paul Lutheran and Grace Lutheran Churches in Alpena will host a Community Celebrating and Sharing dinner at the APlex on April 27. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and dinner is served at 12:30 p.m. Food will be provided by J.J.'s Catering. The event also includes a silent and Chinese auction, and a battle-of-the-breads auction. Tickets are $10 per person, and free for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army Summer Recreation Program, Huron Humane Society and both churches.

  • 04/27/2014 - Alpena Symphony Orchestra Sprin Serenade
    The Alpena Symphony Orchestra will host its annual Spring Serenade concert on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Alpena. David Sawtelle of the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey will conduct the string sections. The event also includes a silent auction of gift bags from local merchants. A punch and cookie reception will follow. The concert is free but donations are appreciated. For more information, contact Eric Lawson at 255-3762 or Karen Thompson at 595-2571.

  • 04/27/2014 - St Johns PTL Breakfast
    St. Johns Lutheran School in Rogers City will host a PTL breakfast on April 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu includes eggs, Plath's sausage and bacon, fried potatoes, French toast, fruit salads, and more. A free-will offering will be accepted, with proceeds benefiting the school's scholarship fund. For more information, contact the school.

  • 04/28/2014 - Presentation on Making Coasters
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a presentation on designing and weaving coasters on April 28 at 1 p.m. There is a $5 fee. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 04/28/2014 - RC Library Hosts Authors of UP Book
    The Rogers City Branch of the Presque Isle County Library will host the editor and three writers featured in "The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula Works" on April 28 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Refreshments will be available. The event is free and is part of the Michigan Notable Books Program. For more information, contact the library.

  • 04/28/2014 - CERT Team Meetings
    The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) meets at 6 p.m. on the last Monday of each month at the APlex in Alpena. The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness and teaches them basic disaster response skills. For more information, contact Audette at (989) 884-2057.

  • 04/29/2014 - Oral Health Presentation for Seniors
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a presentation on oral health with Leah from Alcona Health Dental Clinic on April 29 at 10:30 a.m. She will talk about special dental problems unique to seniors. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 04/29/2014 - Presentation on the Musculoskeletal System
    Orthopedic Surgeon Adrienne Kelly will speak about the body's musculoskeletal system on April 29 at Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord beginning at 5 p.m. She will cover common issues, like osteoporosis, arthritis and lower back pain. For more information, call (989) 731-7716.

  • 04/29/2014 - Quit Smoking Information Session
    Alpena Regional Medical Center will host a free Quit Smoking Information Session on April 29 from 6-7 p.m. at the ARMC Theater. Presenters include Pulmonologist Dr. Daniel Maxwell, a behavioral therapist, a dietitian, and an exercise specialist. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 356-8124.

  • 04/30/2014 - Presentation on Cooking with Honey
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a presentation on cooking with honey, led by Honey Man Curt Kowalski, on April 30 at 10:30 a.m. Fresh honey will also be available for sale. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 04/30/2014 - GM Sunrise Side Salaried Retirees Meeting
    The GM Sunrise Side Salaried Retirees will hold their regular monthly luncheon meeting on April 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sanctuary Inn in Alpena. The program will feature one-man entertainer Al Gross. Contact Chuck Griffin, 989-727-3350; Frank Baranski, 989-595-2789; or Don Cantleberry, 989-354-5504 for more information or reservations.

  • 05/01/2014 - Preschool Registration
    The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District 's Great Start Readiness Program, and the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency's Preschool Partnership will hold registrations for its Alpena program and the 2014-15 school year on May 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the NEMCSA Annex Office. For more information on what to bring in order to register, or to schedule an appointment, contact Lisa Krey at (989) 278-5990.

  • 05/01/2014 - Daughters of Isabella Meeting
    The Daughters of Isabella Circle 975 will meet on May 1 at 6 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Social Hall. Members are urged to attend.

  • 05/01/2014 - Soup Salad and Dessert Card Party
    St. Marys Catholic Church in Alpena will host a Soup, Salad and Dessert Card Party on May 1. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:00. Tickets are $7 per person. The event includes door prizes, a 50-50, a Chinese raffle and more. Proceeds will benefit a National Relief Network mission trip. Reservations are preferred but limited tickets will be available at the door. For more information or to make a reservation, call 356-0427 or 354-2322.

  • 05/01/2014 - Child and Family Services Open House - Ribbon Hanging
    Child and Family Services of Northeast Michigan will host an open house and blue ribbon event on May 1 from 2-6 p.m. The event will include a tour of the facility and an update on all of the things the organization is doing. Mayor Matt Waligora will hand a blue ribbon at 2 p.m. and proclaim May Foster Care Month in the City of Alpena. There will also be a ribbon hanging at noon in front of the Alpena County Courthouse. For more information, call 356-4567.

  • 05/01/2014 - Blood Pressure Info Session
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Becky Ross from Tendercare for an informational session on blood pressure management beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/01/2014 - Basics and Benefits of Gardening
    The Alpena Seventh Day Adventist Church will host a session on the basics and benefits of gardening on May 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. The event is sponsored by Your Healthy Connections and includes an informative lecture, food demonstrations and healthy snacks. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. For more information, contact the church.

  • 05/02/2014 - Annual Early Childhood Conference
    The 4th Annual Early Childhood Conference will be held May 2 at Alpena Community College. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the conference running from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a $5 registration fee with scholarships available. The theme is science and literacy. For more information, call 356-4567.

  • 05/02/2014 - Relay for Life Auction
    There will be a Relay for Life Auction on May 2 at the Fletcher Street Brewery. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the auction starting at 8:00. The event includes a silent auction as well. Donations will also be accepted. People can drop off items for the auction at Arby's of Alpena from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • 05/02/2014 - Pickin For People Concert
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Pickin for People concert on May 2. A meal will be served at 5 p.m. with music from 6-8. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/03/2014 - RC Run-Walk for Autism
    The 4th Annual 5k Run-Walk for Autism Speaks in Rogers City will be held on May 3. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., with the event starting at 10:00. The cost is $15 for early registration and $20 for late registration. The event also includes a one-mile kids' run. For more information, or to register online, visit 'www dot R-C Autism Run dot com.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 05/03/2014 - Jack Pine Volunteer Planting Day
    Huron Pines will host a jack pine volunteer planting day on May 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers can meet at Staley Lake Road in Grayling. For more information, or to register, call (989) 448-2293 or visit 'www dot Volunteer Northern Michigan dot com.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 05/03/2014 - EGLFD Hosts Pancake Breakfast
    The East Grand Lake Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast on May 3 from 8-11 a.m. at the Presque Isle Township Hall. For more information, call Paul at 595-6605 or Beth at 766-0382.

  • 05/03/2014 - Cinco de Mayo Dinner
    There will be a Cinco de Mayo All-You-Can-Eat dinner on May 3 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 2900 on Connon Street in Alpena. The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for kids age 12 and younger. All proceeds will go towards the American Cancer Society Relay for Life - Team Arby's.

  • 05/03/2014 - Senior Center Card Tournaments
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a pair of card tournaments on May 3. Registration for spitzer begins at 1 p.m., with games from 2-5 p.m. Then, registration for euchre starts at 5 p.m. The games begin at 6:00. There is a $10 entry fee for either tournament, which includes a meal. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/03/2014 - Hunters Ed Registration Begins
    On May 3, registration for Hunters' Education Classes begins at Luzerne Hardware. For more information, contact the store at (989) 826-8050.

  • 05/03/2014 - Grow Show and Spring Tree Sale
    On May 3, the Oscoda County Conservation District will sponsor the Grow Show and Spring Tree Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (989) 826-8824.

  • 05/04/2014 - Gourmet Delights
    Quota International of Iosco County will host its 21st annual Gourmet Delights event on May 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Tawas Community Center. The cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children, and its free for those 5 and younger. Tickets are available at Alley Cuts, the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce, and any Quota member. For more information, contact Quota International.

  • 05/04/2014 - Older Americans Celebration Dinner
    The Alpena Senior Center will host an Older Americans Month Celebration Dinner on May 4 at 1 p.m. The cost is $6 per person, and tickets are available in advance only. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/04/2014 - Pickin for People Open Mic Night
    There will be a Pickin' for People Open Mic Night on May 4 from 6-8 p.m. at Beaver Lake Community Church in Lachine. Dessert will follow. Musicians and singers are welcome. An offering will be collected for Joseph's Storehouse Food Pantry. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact the church.

  • 05/04/2014 - Word of Life Kicks Off Celebrate Recovery
    Word of Life Baptist Church in Alpena will kick off Celebrate Recovery on May 4 at 5 p.m. Organizers say the program is for anyone ready to free themselves from issues that keep them from living their lives to the fullest, like addictions to drugs or alcohol, overeating, shame and guilt, and other things. The program is free but donations will be accepted to help cover costs. For more information, contact Greg Achatz at (989) 916-5431.

  • 05/05/2014 - Rogers City Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Presque Isle Athletic Club in Rogers City on May 5 from 12-5:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 05/05/2014 - Class on Making Mosaic Candle Holders
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a class on making Mosaic Candle Holders on May 5 at 1 p.m. There is a $3 fee. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/06/2014 - Lewiston Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at St. Francis Church in Lewiston on May 6 from 11:30 from 5:15 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 05/06/2014 - Presentation on Preventing Falls
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Physical Therapist Patty Goldammer on May 6 at 10:30 a.m. for a presentation on protecting yourself from trips and falls in the home. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/07/2014 - UAW Retirees Membership Meeting
    The Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council is having it's membership meeting at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 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.

  • 05/07/2014 - Panel Discussion on Reducing Water Consumption
    The Alpena County Library will host a program on reducing water consumption on May 7 at 7 p.m. The event will include a panel discussion featuring Bob Young of Young's Appliances, Doug Pratt of Prattscape, Al Weinkauf of Weinkauf Plumbing and Heating, and Mike Glowinski of United Water. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Library.

  • 05/07/2014 - Hearing Loss Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Jennifer Gruschke on May 7 at 10:30 a.m. for a presentation on hearing loss. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/08/2014 - Family Game Night
    Alpena Public Schools will host a Family Game Night on May 8 at Ella White Elementary School from 6-7:30 p.m. The games are all standard board games that were selected because they support the development of math and language skills. For more information, contact the school.

  • 05/08/2014 - Info on Decorating Your Home
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Interior Decorator Doug Nehring on May 8 at 11 a.m. for a presentation on decorating your home on a budget. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/08/2014 - Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
    On May 8, there will be a Wine Tasting and Silent Auction at the St. Mary's Community Center in Grayling beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the River House Shelter. For more information, call (989) 348-3169 or visit 'www dot River House Inc dot org.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 05/09/2014 - Preschool Registration
    The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District 's Great Start Readiness Program, and the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency's Preschool Partnership will hold registrations for its Alcona Area program and the 2014-15 school year on May 9 from 1-4 p.m. at the Head Start Building located on school property. For more information on what to bring in order to register, contact Robyn Hart at (989) 358-4641.

  • 05/09/2014 - Tawas Players Present The Women of Lockerbie
    The Tawas Players will present "The Women of Lockerbie" by Deborah Brevoort May 9-11 at their theater in East Tawas. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11 and reservations can be made by calling (989) 362-8373 or online at 'www dot Tawas Bay Players dot com.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 05/09/2014 - Coffee with a Cop
    The Alpena County Sheriffs Department will host 'Coffee with a Cop' on May 9 at 9 a.m. at Connie's Cafe in Ossineke. The event will feature representatives of other law enforcement agencies as well, as they discuss community issues. All community members are invited to attend. For more information, contact Deputy Michael Lash at (989) 354-9839.

  • 05/09/2014 - Presentation on Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Pat Rondeau on May 9 at 10:15 a.m. for a presentation on controlling blood sugar and blood pressure. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/09/2014 - Open Mic and Potluck
    There will be an open mic and pot luck on May 9 at the Comins Community Center. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., followed by music at 7:00. For more information, call (989) 848-2756.

  • 05/10/2014 - Besser Museum Planning Vietnam Exhibit
    The Besser Museum in Alpena plans to host a "Vietnam War Tribute Exhibit" from May 10 through Sept. 6. Museum officials would like to borrow artifacts, stories, and suggestions to help put the exhibit together. In addition, Vietnam veterans and their families are invited to visit, share stories, and present suggestions. For more information, contact the museum at 356-2202.

  • 05/10/2014 - Celiacs Support Group Meeting
    The Celiac's Support Group will meet on May 10 at 10 a.m. at Cabin Creek Coffee in Alpena. Anyone is welcome to come share solutions and ideas. For more information, call 255-8430.

  • 05/10/2014 - Besser Museum Hosts Reception for Veitnam Exhibit
    The Besser Museum will host an opening reception for its new tribute exhibit on the Vietnam War on May 10 from 1-4 p.m. The exhibit includes the stories of soldiers, their families and their journeys, told through artifacts and pictures. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the museum.

  • 05/10/2014 - Benefit for Rhonda Snyder
    The Alpena Eagles Club will host a benefit dinner and auction for Rhonda Snyder on May 10 at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Sandy Corpus at 379-3902.

  • 05/11/2014 - Glow Skating at NLA
    Northern Lights Arena will host a glow skating event on May 11 from 4-6 p.m. Admission is $5 per skater and participants can bring their own skates or rent them for $2. Glow accessories will be available to purchase. Neon and black light attire is encouraged. Glow skates will be scheduled every other Wednesday throughout the summer. For more information contact the Arena or visit 'www dot Northern Lights Arena dot com.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 05/12/2014 - Wild Herb Series Event - PAYMENT DEADLINE
    Naturopath Joan Prentice and Herbalist Monica Strieter will host a 2014 Wild Herb series event on May 17, focusing on Field Discovery of Spring Herbs, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Natural Health Connection in Alpena (200 E. Chisholm St.). The cost is $40 and must be paid by May 12.

  • 05/12/2014 - Ceramic Painting at Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a session of ceramic painting with the staff of Cobbygoose on May 12 at 1 p.m. There will be a project-based fee. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/13/2014 - Community Health Walk
    Alpena Regional Medical will host a community health walk on May 13 at 6:30 p.m. with Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctor Kurt Graham. Participants should meet at Northern Lights Arena. For more information, call 356-8106.

  • 05/13/2014 - Flag Pin-Making Class
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a class on making an American flag pin out of safety pins and beads on May 13 at 1 p.m. There is a $3 fee. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/13/2014 - Presentation on New USDA Food Labels
    The Posen Senior Center will host Patti Spinella from MSU Extension on May 13 at 3:45 p.m. for a presentation on understanding the new USDA food labels. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Presque Isle County Council on Aging at 766-8191.

  • 05/14/2014 - Alpena Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the First Presbyterian Church in Alpena on May 14 from 12-5:45 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • 05/14/2014 - Senior Center Hosts Tap Dance Day
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a tap dance day on May 14, featuring a performance by Christine Giordano of the Dance Center of Alpena, at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/15/2014 - Preschool Registration
    The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District 's Great Start Readiness Program, and the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency's Preschool Partnership will hold registrations for its Alpena program and the 2014-15 school year on May 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the NEMCSA Annex Office. For more information on what to bring in order to register, or to schedule an appointment, contact Lisa Krey at (989) 278-5990.

  • 05/15/2014 - Tawas Players Present The Women of Lockerbie
    The Tawas Players will present "The Women of Lockerbie" by Deborah Brevoort May 15-18 at their theater in East Tawas. The Thursday through Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11 and reservations can be made by calling (989) 362-8373 or online at 'www dot Tawas Bay Players dot com.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 05/15/2014 - Hug Your Cat Day
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a 'Hug Your Cat Day' on May 15, featuring cats from the Huron Humane Society, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/15/2014 - PICCA Hosts Pickin For People
    The Presque Isle County Council on Aging will present a concert by Pickin For People on May 15 at 3 p.m. at the Posen Senior Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Presque Isle County Council on Aging at 766-8191.

  • 05/16/2014 - Good Morning Alpena Breakfast
    There will be a Good Morning Alpena breakfast on May 16 at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The theme will be Hidden Gems of Alpena. For more information, contact the Alpena Chamber of Commerce.

  • 05/16/2014 - Generations Prom
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Generations Prom on May 16 from 6-9 p.m. DJ Donna Roussin will provide the music, joined by the Youth Volunteer Corp from the Boys and Girls Club. The prom is sponsored by the McWilliams Funeral Home. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/17/2014 - Family Science Saturday
    The Besser Museum in Alpena will host a free Family Science Saturday on May 17 from 12-2 p.m. The event includes hands-on science situations designed to teach chemistry, engineering, physics, aerodynamics, and life science. For more information, contact the museum at 356-2202.

  • 05/17/2014 - Scramble for Friends
    The 16th Annual Scramble for Friends, hosted by Friends Together, will be held on May 17 at the River's Edge Golf Club in Alpena. Check-in runs from 8:30-9:30 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. tee off. There is a $90 entry fee that includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, a sleeve of balls with a goodie bag, lunch and door prizes. There will also be a hole-in-one contest. Space is limited and payment is due with registration. For more information, contact Judy Burns at 356-3231.

  • 05/17/2014 - Brews Cruise Fundraiser
    Alpena's First Annual Brew's Cruise will take place May 17, as a bus heads from the city down to Frankenmuth to the World Expo of Beer. The cost is $60 per person and includes a bus ticket, event admission, 12 beer tickets and a free collectors sampling mug. Participants must be at least 21 years old. The event also includes prizes and a 50-50 raffle. The bus leaves Alpena at 12:30 p.m. and will return around 1 a.m. Proceeds go towards Friends Together to help people in the community affected by cancer. For more information or to sign up, call 356-3231.

  • 05/17/2014 - Walk Me Home 5K Run-Walk
    Child and Family Services of Northeast Michigan, the National Foster Parent Association and the Department of Human Services will host a 'Walk Me Home' 5K run/walk on May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Duck Park in Alpena. For more information, or to register, call 356-4567 or find this posting our events page at WATZ.com for a link to a website where you can sign up online (CLICK HERE).

  • 05/17/2014 - Spring Health Fair
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Spring Health Fair on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will include presentations and booths on health-realted matters. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/18/2014 - Sunday Dinner
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Sunday Dinner on May 18 from 12-2 p.m. It will feature music by Greg Altman. The cost is $6 per person. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/18/2014 - Race at 33motosports Park
    There will be a race at 33motosports Park on May 18. For more information, call (989) 889-1785.

  • 05/19/2014 - Lunch With Friends at Senior Center
    The Alpena Senior Center will continue it Lunch with Friends series on May 19 featuring Kiwanis members at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/19/2014 - Card and Game Night
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a card and game night on May 19 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $3 per person, and there will be a $5 prize per table. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/20/2014 - Laughter Therapy Session
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Annie Hepburn for a demonstration on laughter therapy on May 20 at 10:15 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/21/2014 - Mushroom ID Hike
    The Alcona and Iosco Conservation Districts will host a mushroom I.D. hike on May 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ingalls Property. The event is free. For more information or to get directions, contact Andrew Beebe at (989) 335-1056.

  • 05/21/2014 - Spring Cleaning Tips
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Doris Puls for a presentation on spring cleaning tips on May 21 at 4:15 p.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/22/2014 - Preschool Registration
    The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District 's Great Start Readiness Program, and the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency's Preschool Partnership will hold registrations for its Atlanta program and the 2014-15 school year on May 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Head Start Conference Room in the elementary school building. For more information on what to bring in order to register, contact Deb Werner at (989) 358-4641.

  • 05/22/2014 - Preschool Registration
    The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District 's Great Start Readiness Program, and the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency's Preschool Partnership will hold registrations for its Hillman Area program and the 2014-15 school year on May 22 from 1-4 p.m. at the elementary school. For more information on what to bring in order to register, contact Deb Werner at (989) 358-4644.

  • 05/22/2014 - Wii Bowling Tournament
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a Wii Bowling Tournament on May 22, featuring the Alley Cats vs. the River Rats, at 10 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/22/2014 - Presentation on Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Pat Rondeau for a presentation on controlling blood sugar and blood pressure on May 22 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/22/2014 - Rummage Sale
    Hope Lutheran Church in Hubbard Lake will host its 8th annual rummage sale on May 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on May 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coffee and doughnuts or hot dogs and pop will be available for $1. For more information, contact the church.

  • 05/23/2014 - Forest Field Day
    The Alcona and Iosco Conservation Districts will host a Forest Field Day on May 23 beginning at 9 a.m. Participants should meet at the BP Gas Station just North of Curran at the corner of M-65 and M-72. The group will visit three different properties and learn about the different aspects of forest and wildlife management. A free lunch will be provided. For more information or to get directions, contact Andrew Beebe at (989) 335-1056.

  • 05/23/2014 - Ride Your Bike to the Senior Center Day
    The Alpena Senior Center will host a 'Ride Your Bike to the Center Day' on May 23. Those who do ride their bikes will get a free meal. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/24/2014 - Geranium Sale
    The Friends of the Grand Lake Library will hold their annual geranium sale on May 23-24. The sale is a major fundraiser for the children's summer reading program, local classes, mailing expenses for sending used books to the military overseas and other library projects. For more information or to learn how to place an order, contact the library.

  • 05/24/2014 - Pancake Breakfast
    There will be a pancake breakfast at the Steiner Museum in Comins on May 24 from 8-11 a.m. For more information, call (989) 848-5320 or visit 'www dot Steiner Museum dot org.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 05/24/2014 - Memorial Day Cookout
    The Luzerne American Legion will host a Memorial Day Cookout on May 24 from 12-6 p.m. For more information, call (989) 826-5950.

  • 05/24/2014 - Farmers Market in Fairview
    There will be a Nature's Best Farmer's Market on May 24 at Boney Park in Fairview from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will be held rain or shine.

  • 05/25/2014 - Arts and Crafts at 40 Mile Pt Lighthouse
    40 Mile Point Lighthouse north of Rogers City will host a arts and crafts show on Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-25) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The event will include artists, musicians and crafts people from all over Michigan. Kiwanis Club whitefish sandwiches will be available. Admission is free. For more information, call Barb Stone at 734-4587.

  • 05/25/2014 - 5K for Presque Isle Fireworks
    There will be a 5K to benefit the Presque Isle Harbor Fireworks on May 25 beginning at 9 a.m. Registration will run from 7:30 to 8:45. The cost to participate is $20 and includes a t-shirt for those who sign up by May 1. For more information, contact Kris at 255-2302 or Beth at 657-0727.

  • 05/25/2014 - Dan Hall in Concert at Lighthouse
    The 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society will present a concert featuring Maritime Singer and Songwriter Dan Hall on May 25 at 11 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. at the lighthouse, which is just north of Rogers City. The event coincides with the Memorial Day weekend's annual arts and crafts show. For more information, contact Barb at (989) 734-4587 or visit 'www dot 40 Mile Point Lighthouse dot Org.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 05/27/2014 - Organizing Prescription Meds
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Donna Hardies for a presentation on organizing prescription medications on May 27 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/27/2014 - Safe Spring Cleaning Presentation
    Thunder Bay Therapy and Sports Medicine will give a presentation on Safe Spring Cleaning and how to avoid injury at the Onaway Senior Center on May 27 at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Presque Isle County Council on Aging at 733-2559.

  • 05/28/2014 - De-Cluttering Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host professional organizer Doris Puls on May 28 for a step-by-step presentation on de-cluttering your space at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/29/2014 - Lawn Care Presentation
    The Alpena Senior Center will host Doug Pratt of Prattscape on May 29 for a presentation on lawn care beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Center.

  • 05/30/2014 - ARMC Hosts Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby on May 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Chairwoman June Duby at 354-4605.

  • 05/30/2014 - Magic for a Child
    Child and Family Services of Northeast Michigan will host "Magic for a Child" on May 30 at Alpena Community College's Granum Theater beginning at 7 p.m. The event features the magic of Mike Maturen. Tickets are $20 per family and the proceeds will support the needs of foster children. For more information, call 356-4567.

  • 05/31/2014 - Info Session on Iridology - REGISTRATION DEADLINE
    Naturopaths Joan Prentice and Jack Lewis will lead a presentation on Iridology at Alpena Health Connection (200 E. Chisholm) on May 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Iridology is the study of the iris of the eye, which advocates say can reveal inherent weaknesses and levels of health in the body. The cost to attend is $25 and is due by May 23. For more information, contact Prentice at (989) 916-5293.

  • 05/31/2014 - Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund APPLICATION DEADLINE
    Applications for general and statewide scholarships from the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund are being accepted through May 31. To be eligible, applicants must be a resident of Michigan and a graduating high school senior, or a high school graduate who is continuing their education at an accredited institution within one year of applying. Further, livestock-exhibiting criteria also apply for each scholarship. For more information or to apply, visit 'www dot Michigan dot gov slash M-D-A dash M-Y-L-S-F.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 05/31/2014 - Girls on the Run
    Girls on the Run will be held May 31, beginning at Lakeside Park in Rogers City. The run will go along the Huron Sunrise Side trail. Coaches are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m., and the girls by 8:45. The run starts at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Organizers are seeking multiple volunteers for various jobs. For more information, or to get involved, contact Cathy Goike at 'C-Goike at D-H-D 4 dot org.' (cgoike@dhd4.org)

  • 06/01/2014 - Fire-EMS Charity Golf Scramble
    Elk Ridge Golf Club in Atlanta will host in Atlanta will host the Fire/EMS Members Charity Golf Scramble on June 1. It's a four-person scramble with a cart, and it includes lunch, raffles, games and more. A putting contest starts at 10:30 a.m., followed by the scramble at 12 noon. Tickets range from $75 for a single golfer to $300 for a foursome. Proceeds will help victims of house fires, famililies in times of hardship, and individuals with personal tragedies. For more information, visit 'www dot Elk Ridge Golf dot com.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 06/02/2014 - Preschool Registration
    The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District 's Great Start Readiness Program, and the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency's Preschool Partnership will hold registrations for its Alpena program and the 2014-15 school year on June 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the AMA ESD office in Alpena. For more information on what to bring in order to register, or to schedule an appointment, contact Lisa Krey at (989) 278-5990.

  • 06/07/2014 - Spring Fest in Rogers City
    The Rogers City Kiwanis Club will host its Spring Fest on June 7 at Westminster Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event includes arts, crafts, musicians, kids' activities and other family-friendly activities. Kiwanis whitefish sandwiches will be available and the Rogers City Key Club Kids will perform. Admission is free. For more information, contact Barb at 734-4587.

  • 06/07/2014 - Charity Golf Outing
    The annual Hospice of Michigan, Alpena and Presque Isle CA/N Team, Baby Pantry and Exchange Club Golf Tournament will be held on June 7 at the River's Edge Golf Course in Alpena beginning at 10 a.m. Registration is $75 per person or $300 for a team. Hole sponsorships are available for $150. For more information, contact Tyler Bartosh at (989) 419-4005.

  • 06/09/2014 - Preschool Registration
    The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District 's Great Start Readiness Program, and the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency's Preschool Partnership will hold registrations for its Alcona Area program and the 2014-15 school year on June 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Head Start Building located on school property. For more information on what to bring in order to register, contact Robyn Hart at (989) 358-4641.

  • 06/10/2014 - Preschool Registration
    The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District 's Great Start Readiness Program, and the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency's Preschool Partnership will hold registrations for its Hillman Area program and the 2014-15 school year on June 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the elementary school. For more information on what to bring in order to register, contact Deb Werner at (989) 358-4644.

  • 06/11/2014 - Preschool Registration
    The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District 's Great Start Readiness Program, and the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency's Preschool Partnership will hold registrations for its Alpena program and the 2014-15 school year on June 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sanborn Head Start. For more information on what to bring in order to register, or to schedule an appointment, contact Lisa Krey at (989) 278-5990.

  • 06/18/2014 - Preschool Registration
    The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District 's Great Start Readiness Program, and the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency's Preschool Partnership will hold registrations for its Alpena program and the 2014-15 school year on June 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the AMA ESD office in Alpena. For more information on what to bring in order to register, or to schedule an appointment, contact Lisa Krey at (989) 278-5990.

  • 06/21/2014 - Making a Birch Bark Basket
    The Presque Isle District Library's Life Enrichment and Good Earth Cultural Initiatives classes continue with a course on making a Scandinavian Woven Birch Bark Basket and Cuff Bracelet on June 21 at the Millersburg branch. Space is limited and there is a cost to cover materials. For more information, call 734-2477 or visit 'www. dot P-I-D-L dot org.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 06/21/2014 - Family Science Saturday
    The Besser Museum in Alpena will host a free Family Science Saturday on June 21 from 12-2 p.m. The event includes hands-on science situations designed to teach chemistry, engineering, physics, aerodynamics, and life science. For more information, contact the museum at 356-2202.

  • 06/21/2014 - Presque Isle Wooden Boat Show
    The Presque Isle Wooden Boat Show will be held June 20-21 at the Presque Isle Harbor. The event will feature a visit from the Corvette Club and a motorcycle group, plus arts, crafts and food. Classic fiberglass boats are now permitted into the show. For more information or to register, call (989) 255-5115.

  • 06/23/2014 - Wild Herb Series Event - PAYMENT DEADLINE
    Naturopath Joan Prentice and Herbalist Monica Strieter will host a 2014 Wild Herb series event on June 28, focusing on Field Discovery of Mid-Summer Herbs, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Natural Health Connection in Alpena (200 E. Chisholm St.). The cost is $40 and must be paid by June 23.

  • 06/26/2014 - Preschool Registration
    The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District 's Great Start Readiness Program, and the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency's Preschool Partnership will hold registrations for its Atlanta program and the 2014-15 school year on June 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Head Start Conference Room in the elementary school building. For more information on what to bring in order to register, contact Deb Werner at (989) 358-4641.

  • 06/27/2014 - ARMC Hosts Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby on June 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Chairwoman June Duby at 354-4605.

  • 07/18/2014 - Good Morning Alpena Breakfast
    There will be a Good Morning Alpena breakfast on July 18 at the Big Tent in the Small Boat Harbor, sponsored by the Accident Fund Insurance Company. The theme will be the kickoff of the Brown Trout Festival. For more information, contact the Alpena Chamber of Commerce.

  • 07/25/2014 - ARMC Hosts Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby on July 25 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Chairwoman June Duby at 354-4605.

  • 08/29/2014 - ARMC Hosts Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby on Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Chairwoman June Duby at 354-4605.

  • 09/05/2014 - Good Morning Alpena Breakfast
    There will be a Good Morning Alpena breakfast on Sept. 5 at the APlex. The theme will be the United Way Kickoff. For more information, contact the Alpena Chamber of Commerce.

  • 09/08/2014 - Wild Herb Series Event - PAYMENT DEADLINE
    Naturopath Joan Prentice and Herbalist Monica Strieter will host a 2014 Wild Herb series event on Sept. 13, focusing on Field Discovery of wild roots, berries and foliage, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Natural Health Connection in Alpena (200 E. Chisholm St.). The cost is $40 and must be paid by Sept. 8.

  • 09/26/2014 - ARMC Hosts Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby on Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Chairwoman June Duby at 354-4605.

  • 10/18/2014 - Making a Natural Fiber Cordage Bag
    The Presque Isle District Library's Life Enrichment and Good Earth Cultural Initiatives classes continue with a course on making a natural fiber cordage bag on Oct. 18 at the Millersburg branch. Space is limited and there is a cost to cover materials. For more information, call 734-2477 or visit 'www. dot P-I-D-L dot org.' (CLICK HERE)

  • 10/31/2014 - ARMC Hosts Book Sale
    The Alpena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a used book sale in the hospital lobby on Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the Chairwoman June Duby at 354-4605.

  • 11/07/2014 - Good Morning Alpena Breakfast
    There will be a Good Morning Alpena breakfast on Nov. 7 at the Alpena Senior Citizens Center, sponsored by the Bank of Alpena. The theme will be the service clubs of Alpena. The event begins at 7 a.m. and will the cost is $8 per person. For more information, contact the Alpena Chamber of Commerce.

  • 11/18/2014 - News from Lansing with Pettalia
    The Association of Lifelong Learners will host State Rep. Peter Pettalia for a discussion on news from Lansing on Nov. 18 from 2-3:30 p.m. in ACC's Center Building. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 358-7207.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Ongoing Events

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

    Girls on the Run Sunrise Side is seeking volunteer coaches for its spring, 2014 season at Sanborn, Wilson, Hinks, and Thunder Bay Junior High Schools. Coaches work with 3rd-5th grade, or 6th-8th grade girls, teaching them healthy habits and training for a 5K run. Coaches must be 18 years old and available right after school. The program starts the week of March 17 and runs until May 29. For more information, contact Cathy Goike at 358-7970.

    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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