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Community Events

  • 09/03/2015 - Food Fat Dodgeball or Powerball
    Seventh Day Adventist Church is hosting an event called food fat, Being held September 3 2015 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Free admission. Located 1.5 miles south of k-mart on U.S. 23 in Alpena.

  • 09/03/2015 - Community Walking Club
    Alcona County Library is hosting the community walking club at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 8:30a.m. on Sept. 3.

  • 09/08/2015 - Onaway blood drive
    American Red Cross blood drive in Onaway at the VFW Post from 12:00p.m. to 5:45p.m. on Sept. 8th.
  • 09/08/2015 - Onaway Red Cross Blood Drive
    There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive taking place on September 8th from 12p.m.-5:45p.m. at the Onaway VFW post on N. Veterans Drive in Onaway. For more information call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

  • 09/09/2015 - Onaway Red Cross Blood Drive
    There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on September 9th from 12p.m.-5:45p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Alpena. For more information call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

  • 09/13/2015 - Harvest Home Dinner
    Grace Episcopal Church will be holding a Harvest Dinner at Long Rapids Hall on Sunday September 13th, following the Posen Potato Parade, from 3pm-6pm. Cost is $10 for all you can eat, children $5 , under 5 for free.

  • 09/13/2015 - Elowsky Grist Mill Tours
    From Friday September 11th to Sunday September 13th, the Historic Elowsky Grist Mill will be holding tours in conjunction with the 64th annual posen potato festival. The tours begin at the top of the hour, take 45 minutes, and are available from 9am-1p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, children under 12 are free (with parents). There will also be a garage and antiques sale on site, proceeds to help support the mill. The mill is located on Leer Road at the end of long lake road near posen. For more information contact Gary at 989-356-4812.

  • 09/14/2015 - Rogers City blood drive
    American Red Cross blood drive in Rogers City at the First Presque Isle Athletic Club from 12:00p.m. to 5:45p.m. on Sept. 14th.
  • 09/14/2015 - Northeast Michigan Genealogical Socitey
    From September 10th to September 13th, there will be numerous Genealogical events going on around Alpena, Including a Welcome session on September 10th at Besser Museum, seminar session on September 11th-13th at McCormack Farm and lectures on September 14th at Alpena Community College. For times or information on any event, call Matthew McCormack at 989-727-3394 or email at matt@newlinegenealogy.com.

  • 09/16/2015 - Immanual Lutheran Girls Basketball Registration
    Registration for Girls Basketball, grades 7-12, will take place on Wednesday September 9th and Wednesday September 16th from 6p.m.-8p.m. at Immanual Lutheran Gym. Registration fee is $35, and games will be Saturday Mornings October 3rd thru November 14.

  • 09/17/2015 - Skin Tips Related To Cancer Treatment
    Alpena Senior Citizens Center is hosting "Skin Tips Related To Cancer treatment" with Sandy Donovan Sept. 17th at 11:00a.m.

  • 09/17/2015 - Eating Around the World Sept 17
    The Lincoln branch of the Alcona County Library will host "Eating Around the World" Sept. 17, 4:00-5:30p.m. This is a free program for ages 8-18 involving hands on cooking and crafts provided through a grant from the United way. For more information call 989-724-6796.



  • 09/19/2015 - Big Rock Cavern Club
    Big Rock Congregational Church is hosting Big Rock Cavern Club on September 19th, with Opening Act "Side by Side" Main Act Butch Runyon, Doors open for deserts at 6:30 show starts at 7:00. Located 4 miles west of Atlanta in the lower level of the Big Rock Congregational Church on M-32. Admission is free.

  • 09/19/2015 - Long Rapids First Congregational Church Annual Chicken Dinner
    The Long Rapids First Congregational Church Annual Chicken Dinner will be taking place on Saturday September 19th from 4:30p.m.-6:30, at Long Rapids Township Hall. Cost for the meal is $10 for adults, children 6-12 for $5 and children under 5 are free. Take outs are available, and for questions please call 989-379-2336.

  • 09/23/2015 - Alcona County Library Board Sept 23
    The Alcona County Library Board will meet at the Hubbard Lake Community Center Sept. 23 at 2:00p.m.

  • 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.

  • 09/23/2015 - public meeting of the Senior Center Board
    Alpena Senior Citizens Center is hosting a public meeting of the Senior Center Board Sept. 23rd. at 8:00a.m.

  • 09/21/2015 - Estate Planning Basics
    Alpena Senior Citizens Center is hosting "Estate Planning Basics" with Julie Ferguson from First Federal Sept. 21st at 11:00a.m.

  • 09/16/2015 - Mackinac Island Trip
    Alpena Senior Citizens Center is hosting "Mackinac Island Trip" Wednesday, Sept. 16, leaving the center at 8:00a.m. returning 8:00p.m. cost is $85, meals NOT provided.

  • 09/09/2015 - Gaylord Shopping Trip
    Alpena Senior Citizens Center is hosting "Gaylord Shopping Trip" cost is $15 leaving 9:00a.m. Sept 9th.

  • 09/14/2015 - Healthcare/Life Insurance Extended Care Options
    Alpena Senior Citizens Center is hosting "Healthcare/Life Insurance Extended Care Options" with Jessica form Bankers Life, Monday Sept. 14 at 11:00a.m.

  • 09/03/2015 - Medicare Part D Choosing a healthcare plan
    Alpena Senior Citizens Center is hosting "Medicare Part D-Choosing a healthcare plan" with Alex from LeFave Pharmacy Sept. 3rd at 11:00a.m.

  • 09/04/2015 - Pickin' for People
    Alpena Senior Citizens Center is hosting "Pickin' For People" Sept. 4th. with a meal served from 5-6p.m. and music 5:30-7:30p.m.



  • 09/23/2015 - Senior Center Book Club Sept. 23
    Alpena Senior Citizens Center is hosting "Book Club" 1:00-3:00p.m. Sept 23rd.


  • 09/09/2015 - Senior Center Book Club Sept. 9
    Alpena Senior Citizens Center is hosting "Book Club" 1:00-3:00p.m. Sept 9th.






  • 09/08/2015 - What to do if you're new to medicare
    Alpena Senior Citizens Center is hosting "What to do if you're new to Medicare" with Kitty Glomski Sept. 8th at 11:00a.m.




  • 09/24/2015 - Eating Around the World Sept 24
    The Mikado branch of the Alcona County Library will host "Eating Around the World" Sept. 24, 4:00-5:30p.m. This is a free program for ages 8-18 involving hands on cooking and crafts provided through a grant from the United way. For more information call 989-724-6796.

  • 09/15/2015 - Alcona Book Club Sept. 15
    The Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library will host The Alcona Book Club Sept. 15 from noon-1:00p.m. September's selection is "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. Call 989-724-6796 for more info.



  • 09/14/2015 - Get Crafty for adults Sept 14
    The Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library will host Get Crafty for Adults Sept. 14 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m. The project for September is Weaving with Norma Ewart, fee is $3 call 989-724-6796 to register.

  • 09/15/2015 - Knitting Klub & Crochet Sept. 15
    The Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library will host "Knitting Klub & Crochet Sept. 15, 1:15-3:15p.m. All skill levels welcome, call 989-724-6796 for more information.

  • 09/04/2015 - Ants and Friends storytime and picnic
    The Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library will host "Ants and Friends" storytime picnic Sept. 4 with storytime from 10:30-11:30am and picnic 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m.



  • 09/17/2015 - Free Range Crafts Sept. 17
    The Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library will host "Free Range Crafts" 10:00a.m.-12:30p.m. on Sept 17. Bring in your crafts in progress and exchange ideas and questions with others. For more information call 989-724-6796.

  • 09/03/2015 - Free Range Crafts Sept. 3
    The Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library will host "Free Range Crafts" 10:00a.m.-12:30p.m. on Sept 3. Bring in your crafts in progress and exchange ideas and questions with others. For more information call 989-724-6796.

  • 09/02/2015 - Friends of the Alcona County Library Sept. 2
    Friends of the Alcona County Library will meet at the Harrisville branch at 1:00p.m. Sept. 2.

  • 09/11/2015 - Storytime and crafts for children Sept. 11
    The Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library will host storytime and crafts for children 10:15-11:00a.m. on Sept. 11.




  • 09/18/2015 - Storytime and crafts for children Sept. 18
    The Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library will host storytime and crafts for children 10:15-11:00a.m. on Sept. 18.

  • 09/25/2015 - Storytime and crafts for children Sept. 25
    The Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library will host storytime and crafts for children 10:15-11:00a.m. on Sept. 25.

  • 09/24/2015 - Community Walking Club Sept 24
    Alcona County Library is hosting the community walking club at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 8:30a.m. on Sept. 24.

  • 09/17/2015 - Community Walking Club
    Alcona County Library is hosting the community walking club at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 8:30a.m. on Sept. 17.

  • 10/16/2015 - Swiss steak dinner
    Alcona Masonic Lodge #292 and Eastern Star Chapter #184 are hosting a Swiss steak dinner at Twin lakes Masonic Temple in Lincoln. Cost is $10 or $5 for children under 12. This event will be held 4:30-7:00p.m. or until sold out on Oct. 16.

  • 09/05/2015 - Allbrand 10 Year Celebration
    Allband Communications invites you to help them celebrate 10 years in business with a Kiddie Carnival, free cookout and giveaways, including a hunting rifle. This event will take place at Beaver Lake Park on Sept. 5th noon-3:00p.m.

  • 09/05/2015 - Black River Bridge Walk
    Saturday Sept. 5th is the 12th Annual Black River Bridge Walk, starting south of the bridge on Lake Shore Rd. just south of Black River Rd. The bridge walk will begin at noon, with a coed ball game and cookout at 1:00p.m. to be held at the township park. Don't miss the bake sale at St. Gabriel Church from 11:30a.m. till the goodies are gone. For more information call Annette Kane 989-471-8518, or 989-724-8262.


  • 09/10/2015 - Pasta Secca
    Art in the Loft is hosting "pasta Secca" with Tom Marsico on Sept. 10 from 5:30-8:30 cost is $45, register at Art in the Loft or call at 989-356-4877.

  • 09/04/2015 - Rogers City Area Chamber Customer Service Award
    The Rogers City Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to nominate a business AND an individual from the community that you feel has provided excellent customer service this year and is deserving of an award at the annual dinner on October 24. Please respond with your choices no later than Sept. 4th by phone 989-734-2535, email director@rogerscityareachamber.com, or in person.

  • 09/02/2015 - UAW retired workers meeting
    Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will hold it's membership meeting at 11a.m. September 2 at the VFW Hall in Alpena. Lunch will be served, please call for reservations 356-4959, or 727-4080.


  • 09/09/2015 - Alpena blood drive
    American Red Cross blood drive in Alpena at the First Presbyterian Church from 12:00p.m. to 5:45p.m. on Sept. 9th.
  • 09/03/2015 - Lewiston blood drive
    American Red Cross blood drive in Lewiston at St. Francis Church from 11:30a.m. to 5:15p.m. on Sept. 3rd.
  • 09/03/2015 - Daughters of Isabella
    Daughters of Isabella Circle 975 meeting will be held Thurs. September 3rd at 6p.m. at St. Anne's social hall. members are urged to attend and bring sold raffle tickets, money and auction items of garden produce, crafts, or baked goods for the annual fundraiser. Call Carol Kraft 989-379-2736 for more info.

  • 09/09/2015 - Veterans stand down
    VA is hosting a veterans stand down at VFW post 2496 in Alpena on Sept. 9 from 10am-2p.m. If you are a veteran or know a veteran who is homeless or in need please stop by. Community Service Agencies and Organizations interested in veteran outreach will be available to help. for more info. please call Arthur Ohlrich, LMSW 989-356-8720 extension 15435.
  • 09/19/2015 - Fall Festival Arts and Crafts Show
    Kiwanis Club of Rogers City is hosting their annual Fall Festival Arts & Crafts show September 19 from 10am-5pm located in downtown Rogers City at Westminster Park. For info. or a vendor application contact Barb at 989-734-4587.



  • 10/08/2015 - Cheboygan Senior Expo
    Cheboygan Senior Expo, Oct 8 from 9am-1pm at the KC hall in Cheboygan. For more info e-mail tgreen@northernhealth.org.



  • 09/15/2015 - Time Will Tell
    Brush Creek Mill of Hillman is hosting "Time Will Tell" with John Schmandt, bring your clocks to share. Event will be held Tuesday Sep. 15 at 2:00pm, tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door. Tickets are available at various locations or call 989-742-2527.



  • 09/11/2015 - Good Morning Alpena Breakfast
    Alpena area Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Northeast Michigan are hosting "Good Morning Alpena Breakfast" Sept. 11 at 7:00am with program starting at 7:30, located at the Aplex in Alpena registration is required, cost is $9 per person, call 989-354-4181 for more info.



  • 10/24/2015 - Fused Glass
    Art in the Loft is hosting "Fused Glass" with beth Cox Saturday October 24th from 1-3pm, ages 12-adult, cost is $35.00 per person or $30.00 for members.



  • 05/13/2016 - Paper paintings
    Art in the Loft is hosting "Paper Paintings" with Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson May 13-15 2016 10am-4pm with lunch served 12-1. Cost is $440.00 by Feb. 15 or $475.00 by March 31. for more info. visit www.paperpaintings.com.

  • 09/09/2015 - Basic Digital Photography
    Art in the Loft is hosting a 6 week course titled "Basic Digital Photography" with Ted Fines, Wednsdays Sept. 9 - Oct. 14 from 6-7:30 pm, cost is $120.00 per person or $110.00 for members.




  • 09/24/2015 - Build and paint a birdfeeder
    Art in the Loft is hosting "Build and paint a birdfeeder" with Brooke Stevens on Thursday Sept. 24 from 5:30-7:00pm, cost is $16 per person or $14 for members.

  • 09/17/2015 - Bob Ross oil painting
    Art in the Loft is hosting "Bob Ross oil painting" with Larry Wiers on Saturday Oct. 17th from 9:00am-noon, cost is $65 per person or $60 for members.



  • 10/23/2015 - Silk Scarf Painting
    Art in the Loft is hosting "Silk Scarf Painting" with Beth Cox Friday Oct. 23rd, from 6-8:00pm, cost is $48 per person or $43 for members.



  • 09/03/2015 - Garland Charity Classic Golf Tournament
    Garland Charity Classic Golf Tournament will be held Thursday September 3. This is a 4 person scramble with men's, women's, and mixed divisions. 10:45am lunch with a 12:00pm shotgun start. Proceeds to benefit Hospice of Michigan, Wertz Warriors/Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, and Garland Scholarship Funds. Tournament includes lunch, dinner, on course beverages, raffle, and live and silent auctions. cost is $140.00 per player. For more info. contact evdixon@yahoo.com.



  • 09/03/2015 - PATH
    ARMC is hosting a free 7 week series entitled "PATH...Personal Action Toward Health" on Thursdays 10am-noon August 27 - October 8 in the ARMC Theater. To register call Health Resource center Library at 989-356-8124.



  • 09/12/2015 - Hunting for the Truth
    Hunting for the Truth, a community outreach event will be held on September 12 at the Aplex in alpena. Featuring dinner, guest speaker Steve Chapman and a deer blind auction doors open at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm, speaker and auction to follow. Sponsored by Resurrection Lutheran Church of Alpena, Advance tickets are available only at Neiman's Family Market, Perch's IGA of Alpena and Garant's Office Supplies and Printing. Ticket price is $15.00, for more info. call Julie at 354-7522.



  • 09/26/2015 - Autism Speaks
    Rogers City's Annual 5k run/walk for Autism Speaks, September 26 at the lake side pavilion. on site registration at 9:00am, event begins at 11:00am. for more inf visit www.rcautismrun.com.

  • 09/29/2015 - A Matter Of Balance
    ARMC is hosting a free 8 week series "A Matter Of Balance" Tuesdays and Thursdays September 29 - November 24 from 8:30-10:30am in the Armc theater, to register call The Health Resource Center 989-356-8124.



  • 09/17/2015 - Air and Water Quality Meeting
    Alpena County Board of Commissioners Intergovernmental Air & Water Quality meeting will be held September 17, for more info. contact 989-354-9500.



  • 09/25/2015 - Thunder Bay Folk Festival
    Thunder Bay Folk Festival will be held September 25-26 at the Alpena Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Showgrounds on French Rd. Advance tickets are $40.00 for the weekend and $10.00 per vehicle to camp or $25.00 per day. For more info and ticket sales on-line at thunderbayfolksociety.com.



  • 09/05/2015 - Fat hogs Fishing Tournament
    Fat Hogs Fishing Frenzy Tournament at Rogers City Marina, September 5. for more information http://www.rogercityareachamber.com/community-calendar.



  • 09/11/2015 - Posen Potato Festival
    Posen Potato Festival, September 11-14. For more information http://www.posenpotatofestival.com.



  • 09/12/2015 - Celiac support group
    Celiac support group will meet at Cabin Creek Coffee on September 12th at 10:00am. Contact 255-8430 for more information.



  • 09/26/2015 - Hope's Annual Harvest Dinner
    Hope Lutheran Church will be hosting Hope's Annual Harvest Dinner on September 26 from 4:00 to 7:00 at 5462 W. Nicholson Hill rd Hubbard Lake. Cost is $12.00 per person, $30.00 per family $5.00 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are free.



  • 09/12/2015 - Posen Schools Spud Run
    Posen Consolidated Schools will be hosting a 5K run/walk "Spud Run" September 12, 2015. Entry fee is $20.00 per person or $75.00 per family. All proceeds to benefit Posen Schools. For more information contact Lisa Kortman 989-734-4691.




  • Ongoing Events

  • 12/31/2014 - NOTE - THESE EVENTS CONTINUE ON A REGULAR BASIS - FOR DATE SPECIFIC EVENTS SCROLL DOWN
    The alpena farmers market is open every saturday from 8am-1pm behind city hall in alpena, and on wednesday evenings from 4pm-7pm next to the center building in downtown alpena. there are a wide variety of goods, locally grown and produced, by several local businesses and farms.

    Taking Pride in Alpena South Corridor Grant Funding Efforts would like to invite everyone to come by the Thunder Bowl Lanes for 3 Fun-
    raiser's on May 22, June 19 and July 17. There will be team bowling and fun with 50/50's and door prizes. Cost is $60 per land, 4-5 bowlers for one hour. You can call thunder Bowl at 354-2411 to reserve your lane. For more information call Dennis at 989-356-5521.

    Alpena Regional medical center is offering a series of Quit Smoking sessions. Session Options range from April 13 through August 18th, and there is a class fee of $15 For more information or to register, call 356-8124.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    There will be a grief share taking place at Friends Together on prentiss street in Alpena, each Thursday from 6pm-7:30pm. All who have suffered any type of loss are encouraged to attend. For more information call 354-2730.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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