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Community Events

  • 02/21/2017 - Knitting Klub and Crochet
    The Harrisville Branch of the Alcona County will be hosting "Knitting Klub and Crochet" Feb. 21 at 1:15-3:15p.m.

  • 02/21/2017 - Heart Healthy Shopping Bag Giveaway
    McLaren of Northern Michigan will be hosting a "Heart Healthy Shopping Bag Giveaway" Feb. 21 3-5p.m. at Rogers City Family Fare.

  • 02/21/2017 - Tinker Tuesday
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library will be hosting "Tinker Tuesday" Feb. 21 3p.m.

  • 02/23/2017 - Community Walking Club for Everyone
    The Harrisville Branch of the Alcona County will be hosting "Community Walking Club for Everyone" Feb. 23 8:30a.m.

  • 02/23/2017 - Tai Chi Class
    The Alpena Senior Center will be hosting "Tai Chi Class" Feb. 23 9:15a.m.

  • 02/23/2017 - Benefit Dinner for Earnie Prevost
    The Alpena free methodist Church will be hosting a "Benefit Dinner for Earnie Prevost" Feb. 23 5-8p.m. All proceeds will go toward medical and funeral expenses from his stroke. For more info contact 989-354-5351.

  • 02/24/2017 - Storytime and Crafts for Children
    The Harrisville Branch of the Alcona County will be hosting "Storytime and Crafts for Children" Feb. 24 10:15-11:00a.m.

  • 02/24/2017 - Tai Chi Class
    The Alpena Senior Center will be hosting "Tai Chi Class" Feb. 24 Noon.

  • 02/24/2017 - Soup Sandwich and Dessert Dinner
    Grace Episcopal Church of Long Rapids will be hosting a "Soup Sandwich and Dessert Dinner" Feb. 24 4-7p.m. Free will offering accepted.

  • 02/25/2017 - Kids Puppet Craft Day
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library will be hosting "Kids Puppet Craft Day" Feb. 25 10a.m.

  • 02/25/2017 - The Country Poorboys
    The Alpena Eagles Aerie 1241 will be hosting "The Country Poorboys" Feb. 25 7-11p.m. $5 cover charge and cash bar.

  • 02/26/2017 - Annual Paczki Sale
    All Saints Parish will be hosting their "Annual Paczki Sale" Feb. 26 2-6p.m. at the St. Anne Parish Center of Alpena.

  • 02/27/2017 - Introduction to the Internet
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library will be hosting "Introduction to the Internet" Feb. 27 6-8p.m. Cost is $5 and pre-registration is required.

  • 02/28/2017 - Preschool Playdate
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library will be hosting "Preschool Playdate" Feb. 28 10a.m.

  • 02/28/2017 - Mardi Gras Lunch and Dinner
    The Alpena Senior Center will be hosting "Mardi Gras Lunch and Dinner" Feb. 28 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. and 4:30-5:30p.m.

  • 02/28/2017 - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
    St. Paul Luthern Church of Hubbard Lake will be hosting "Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner" Feb. 28 4:30-6:30p.m. Free will offerings gratefully accepted.

  • 02/28/2017 - Relay for Life Paczki Sale
    Arby's of Alpena will be hosting "Relay for Life Paczki Sale" Feb. 28 10a.m. all proceeds to benifit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

  • 02/28/2017 - Thunder Bay Island Preservation Society Meeting
    "Thunder Bay Island Preservation Society Meeting" will be held Feb. 28 7p.m. at the Alpena Yacht Club.

  • 03/02/2017 - Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will be holding a "Blood Drive" Mar. 2 11:30a.m.-5:15p.m. at St. Francis Church of Lewiston.

  • 03/03/2017 - Soup and Desert Supper
    Barton City Eagles will be hosting a "Soup and Desert Supper" Mar. 3 5-7p.m. Cost is $6. For more info contact 989-736-3050.

  • 03/04/2017 - Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner
    The American Legion of Alpena will be hosting a "Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner" Mar. 4 4-7p.m. Adults $7 children 12 and under $4.

  • 03/06/2017 - Letters from Levi The Service of a World War One Soldier
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library has been selected by the Library of America to participate in "World War One and America" as part of this initative they will be hosting will be hosting "Letters from Levi The Service of a World War One Soldier" Mar. 6 6:30p.m.

  • 03/06/2017 - File Managment Made Simple
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library will be hosting "File Managment Made Simple" Mar. 6 6-8p.m. Cost is $5 and pre-registration is required.

  • 03/07/2017 - Of Men and War Documentary Screening
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library has been selected by the Library of America to participate in "World War One and America" as part of this initative they will be hosting will be hosting "Of Men and War Documentary Screening" Mar. 7 7:00p.m.

  • 03/08/2017 - Agent Orange Riders
    Cheif's Bar and Grill of Alpena will be hosting "Agent Orange Riders" Mar. 8 at Noon. Everyone welcome.

  • 03/08/2017 - Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will be holding a "Blood Drive" Mar. 8 Noon-5:45p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Alpena.

  • 03/09/2017 - Lincoln Center Screening Veteran Artist Project
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library has been selected by the Library of America to participate in "World War One and America" as part of this initative they will be hosting will be hosting "Lincoln Center Screening Veteran Artist Project" Mar. 9 6:30p.m.

  • 03/10/2017 - Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will be holding a "Blood Drive" Mar. 10 9a.m.-2:45p.m. at Rogers City High School.

  • 03/11/2017 - Dharma Initiative Yoga Sessions for Charity
    Performance Locker Presents "Dharma Initiative Yoga Sessions for Charity" Mar. 11 2-3p.m. Suggested Donation of $10 but any donations gratefully accepted. All proceeds to benefit Alpena Boys and Girls Club.

  • 03/13/2017 - Connection to the Cloud
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library will be hosting "Connection to the Cloud" Mar. 13 6-8p.m. Cost is $5 and pre-registration is required.

  • 03/14/2017 - The WW1 and America Reader Discussion
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library has been selected by the Library of America to participate in "World War One and America" as part of this initative they will be hosting will be hosting "The WW1 and America Reader Discussion" Mar. 14 6:30p.m.

  • 03/15/2017 - Computer Classes at the Alpena County Library
    Registration is now open for "Computer Classes at the Alpena County Library" cost is $5. A variety of classes will be offered to meet the needs of all skill levels. Contact 989-356-6188 for more info.

  • 03/18/2017 - Huron Humane Societys Annual Gala
    The Knights of Columbus Hall will be hosting the "Huron Humane Societys Annual Gala" Mar. 18 5:30p.m.-Midnight. Celebrating 35 years cost is $45 per person, contact 989-354-3088 for more info.

  • 03/18/2017 - Rockin Roarin Safari Benifit for Friends Together
    Calcite Credit Union will be hosting "Rockin Roarin Safari Benifit for Friends Together" Mar. 18 7p.m.-Midnight. Cost is $5.

  • 03/20/2017 - Wake Up America Great Lakes Contribution to WW1
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library has been selected by the Library of America to participate in "World War One and America" as part of this initative they will be hosting will be hosting "Wake Up America Great Lakes Contribution to WW1" Mar. 20 6:30p.m.

  • 04/03/2017 - Ipad Basics
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library will be hosting "Ipad Basics" Apr. 3 6-8p.m. Cost is $5 and pre-registration is required.

  • 04/10/2017 - Introduction to the Android Tablet
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library will be hosting "Introduction to the Android Tablet" Apr. 10 6-8p.m. Cost is $5 and pre-registration is required.

  • 04/12/2017 - Agent Orange Riders
    Cheif's Bar and Grill of Alpena will be hosting "Agent Orange Riders" Apr. 12 at Noon. Everyone welcome.

  • 04/20/2017 - Introduction to Facebook
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library will be hosting "Introduction to Facebook" Mar. 20 6-8p.m. Cost is $5 and pre-registration is required.

  • 04/27/2017 - Facebook Beyond the Basics
    The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Library will be hosting "Facebook Beyond the Basics" Mar. 27 6-8p.m. Cost is $5 and pre-registration is required.

  • 05/10/2017 - Agent Orange Riders
    Cheif's Bar and Grill of Alpena will be hosting "Agent Orange Riders" May 10 at Noon. Everyone welcome.

  • 05/28/2017 - Arts & Crafts Show aty 40 Mile Point
    Arts & Crafts Show, Memorial Day Week-end, Sat & Sun 10 - 4   The Lighthouse will
    be open - Maritime Concert Sunday - 989-734-4587 for more information.
    40 Mile Point Lighthouse, 7 mi N of Rogers City - or check out 40milelighthouse.org

  • 06/10/2017 - Kiwanis Spring Fest at Westminster Park in Rogers City
    Come to the Kiwanis Spring Fest on Saturday, June 10th at Westminster Park in Rogers City. There will be music, fish sandwiches (and other goodies), fun for the kids, and lots of area vendors and crafters. Bring your whole family down to join in the fun...and as always it's FREE admission! For more information, call 734-4587.

  • 06/14/2017 - Agent Orange Riders
    Cheif's Bar and Grill of Alpena will be hosting "Agent Orange Riders" Jun. 14 at Noon. Everyone welcome.

  • 07/12/2017 - Agent Orange Riders
    Cheif's Bar and Grill of Alpena will be hosting "Agent Orange Riders" Jul 12 at Noon. Everyone welcome.

  • 08/09/2017 - Agent Orange Riders
    Cheif's Bar and Grill of Alpena will be hosting "Agent Orange Riders" Aug. 9 at Noon. Everyone welcome.

  • 09/13/2017 - Agent Orange Riders
    Cheif's Bar and Grill of Alpena will be hosting "Agent Orange Riders" Sep. 13 at Noon. Everyone welcome.

  • 10/11/2017 - Agent Orange Riders
    Cheif's Bar and Grill of Alpena will be hosting "Agent Orange Riders" Oct. 11 at Noon. Everyone welcome.

  • 11/08/2017 - Agent Orange Riders
    Cheif's Bar and Grill of Alpena will be hosting "Agent Orange Riders" Nov. 8 at Noon. Everyone welcome.

  • 12/13/2017 - Agent Orange Riders
    Cheif's Bar and Grill of Alpena will be hosting "Agent Orange Riders" Dec. 13 at Noon. Everyone welcome.


  • 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.

    Mid Michigan Health center Alpena 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 Mid Michigan Health Center Alpena 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.

    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.