Connecting to Community
Northern Care Center is a free medical center for the Cheboygan community that is struggling for health care. Please call to schedule an appointment at 231-333-3019. They are located on the corner of State and Water Street in Cheboygan.
One in eight women will be affected by Breast Cancer this year. For women ages forty to sixty-four that need help getting routine cancer screenings, District Health Department #10 may be able to help. To see if you qualify, contact your local DHD#10 office or visit www.dhd10.org. Don’t forget to find District Health Department #10 on Facebook, too.”
Ongoing: Raven Hill Discovery Center opens to families for free the second Saturday each month. No groups or organizations. Open noon-4 p.m. Raven Hill is located at 4737 Fuller Rd., East Jordan. (231) 536-3369 or www.ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org.
Every Tuesday… Mancelona United Methodist Church hosts a weekly Free Community Meal, each Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All are invited. For more information or to volunteer, please call the United Methodist Church. Info: 231-587-8461
TFN…Openings are available in the NEMCSA Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Volunteer Programs. Applicants must be over 55, income eligible and have reliable transportation. Info: 877-222-9043
Ongoing…The Cheboygan Parkinson Support Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 4pm at the Cheboygan Campus of McLaren Northern Michigan, 3rd Floor Conference room. Free to attend. For more info: 231-445-1595
Most Friday Nights…311 Friday Night Jam! Free live music along with mini demonstrations for the healing arts like yoga, meditation and Reiki, plus inspiring stories. 7-8:30p. 311 Spiritual Wellness Center-Michigan St, Petoskey. Info: 231-838-3010
Ongoing…First & 3rd Friday each month 6:30-8:30 Dance Class at the Area Seniors Inc Activity Center on Maple St-Bellaire. Learn and practice ballroom dance steps like the Waltz, Two-step, and Swing. Join in on Contra and Square Dances too. No experience. $5. Info:bellairechamber.com
TFN…Second Tuesday of every month – Cancer support group meets at the Salvation Army community room at 7pm. Info: 231-537-2277
TFN…First Thursday of every month- Learn the medical aspects of cannabis 6:30-7:30p at the Cheboygan Library.
TFN…Every Saturday 10a-2pm Indoor Farmers Market at the Village at Grand Traverse Common-Traverse City. Free admission. Great local fare, Farm fresh eggs, fish, meats, milk, and cheese; fruits and veggies; homemade breads, pasta, and sweet treats; honey, preserves, maple syrup and MORE!. Info: thevillagetc.com
Now – May 11…Raffle tickets are on sale now to help the Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity for a chance to win a wooden utility building. $5 each, available at the Habitat for Humanity Restore or by calling 231-597-4663
Now-Feb 26…Tickets are on sale for the annual Cheboygan Blueliners Raffle. Thousands in cash to be given away. Tickets are $5, or 5 for $20 and support the Cheboygan Cheifs Hockey program. Info: 231-627-3255
Now-March 5…Open skating 6 days a week at the Cheboygan Ice pavilion. $3 adults, $2 students. Skate rentals are also available. Info: 231-627-3255
Now-March 5…Snowshoe Hikes at Sleeping Bear Dunes, recurring weekly on Saturday. 1-3pm. Meet inside the visitor center, where park rangers will provide instructions and then everyone will travel by car to the trailhead or area of the National Lakeshore pre-selected for that day. Park pass required. Info: traversecity.com
Now-Feb 20…Water donations are being collected to send to the people of Flint. Drop off at the Salvation Army or Ninja Monkey Tattoo in Cheboygan.
Jan 9-March 12…Free Saturday Afternoon Ice Skating Games 1-3p at the SK8 Park-Harbor Springs. Each week a variety of different games are played including ice skating games including exciting race games, Six Cones, Ships Across the Sea, and other fun and sometimes silly games. Winners of the games receive silly prizes. Games are subject to change and are weather dependent. For more information call the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park/Ice Rink at 231-526-0610.
Every Wednesday from Jan 20-Feb 24…Picnic at the Opera, a free live TV variety show. Featuring Miriam Pico & David Chown, Turbo Pup, Ben Whiting, Nichole Baxter & Lauren, The Dance Center, Dave Basey, and more! Doors open at 11:30, seating is first come, first served. Bring a lunch. Donationas are encouraged and benefit the City Opera House-Traverse City. Info: cityoperahouse.org
Feb 12-13…Northland Players present “USO Canteen” Dinner theatre at Audies-Mackinaw City. Dinner 6:30, show 7:30p. $26 includes dinner/show. Reservations: 231-436-5744
Feb 5-14…Northport Community Arts Center presents Ken Ludwig’s “Fox on the Fairway”. The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp that pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffiness of a private country club. Fri/Sat Feb 5-6, 12-13, Matinee Sun Feb 14. Info: northportcac.org
Feb 11…Business After Hours 5:30-7p at Lakeview Restaurant & Lounge-Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire. $3 admission. RSVP by Feb 9th. Info: bellairechamber.com
Feb 11-14…U.P. Pond Hockey Championship – St. Ignace. Over 200 teams compete! Info: stignace.com
Feb 11-14…Petoskey Winter Carnival at the Petoskey Winter Sports Park. Includes Petoskey's famous bump jumping competition and a fun cardboard challenge! Gather your boxes and duct tape and plan to enter the race! For rules and info visit www.petoskey.us
Feb 12-14…Boyne City Winterfest & Chocolate Covered Boyne. Kids games, hay rides, S’more making, chili cook-off and more! Info: boynechamber.com
Feb 12…Family Outdoor Movie Night 5:20-8pm at the Harbor Springs Sk8-Park. Showing Sponge Bob-Sponge Out of Water. Free to watch the movie, pizza $5. Info: harborspringschamber.com
Feb 12…2nd Annual Valentine Ball Senior Center 7pm. Live music, dancing & food. Tickets are two for $20. Info: 231-676-1214
Feb 12…RSVP Bake Sale 11a-2p at the Otsego County United Way. Come and buy some goodies for your sweethearts! Made by the best cooks in Otsego County, grandma and grandpa! All funds raised will go to the RSVP of Otsego County. Info: 989-732-6232
Feb 13…Cheboygan County Polar Plunge on Burt Lake at Hoppies Tavern. Proceeds support Special Olympics. Info: firstgiving.com/polarplunge
Feb 13…Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Don Bedell 2-6p at the Cheboygan Eagles Club. $8 person.
Feb 13…Topinabee Firefighters Pancake Breakfast 8-11a at Hoppies Tavern-Cheboygan.
Feb 13…King Vasa Fat Bike Race 2-5pm at Timber Ridge Resort-Traverse City. The 35km and 12km courses offer great options for all skill levels and incorporates parts of the Vasa Pathways, Winter Sports Singletrack and trails of Timber Ridge. Info: traversecity.com
Feb 13…Benzie Winterfest. Cookie sale, poker run, chili cook-off, parade, fireworks over Crystal Lake! Info: visitbenzie.com
Feb 13…Glen Lake Winterfest 7a-3p. Fishing contest, chili cook off, ice skaking. Info: visitglenarbor.com
Feb 13-14…Michigan Free Fishing Weekend…no license required
Feb 13…Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival 4-10p downtown Traverse City. Craft brews, live entertainment, local grub. Sample great beers, enjoy fabulous tunes and stay warm under the comfort of heated tents in Dowtown Traverse City in the Sara Hardy Parking Lots B & T just off the Grandview Parkway and Union Street. Info: microbrewandmusic.com
Feb 13…Winterfest-Benzonia. Chili cook-off, a snowmobile poker run, an annual fish toss competition, horse drawn wagon rides, frozen turkey bowling, outhouse sprint race, the Winterfest Parade, a bonfire on the beach and majestic winter fireworks in the evening over Crystal Lake, one of the largest lakes in Michigan. There will also be Sheriff's Department Dive Team Rescue demonstrations on Crystal Lake. Info: visitbenzie.com
Feb 13… Fourth Annual Grateful Snowshoe Benefit at the PB&J Farm, located just north of Stutsmanville Road, 2101 Welsheimer Road, Harbor Springs. Enjoy the challenge of three trails varying in difficulty and length, a tasty grilled lunch and sharing tales with other dog lovers by a cozy bonfire. Snowshoes will be available on-site at no charge courtesy of Bearcub Outfitters. To reserve snowshoes, please call Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, 231-347-2396.
Feb 13-14…Ice & Spice Festival-Bay Harbor. Chili cook-off, beer tent, local ice carvers, find Frosty contest, horse drawn sleigh/carriage rides and more! Info: bayharbor.com
Feb 14…12th Annual Harbor Springs Area Chili Cook-off 1-3pm at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant-Harbor Springs. Amateurs and food-service professionals alike compete for cash awards. Everyone attending the Harbor Springs Area Chili Cook-Off is encouraged to bring non-perishable items for donation to The Harbor Springs Food Pantry. Food, cleaning supplies, paper products, toiletries, and even pet food, is very much appreciated. Come out for an outstanding event and help a good cause. $12.00 admittance for adults, and $5 for children (8-12yrs old). Info: harborspringschamber.com
Feb 14…Have a Heart Valentine’s Benefit noon-9p at the Emmet County Fairgrounds Community Building. Food, drinks, a silent auction, 50-50 raffle. Fun games and activities for the kids. Music from the Owen James Trio, Pistil Whips, Jelly Roll Blues Band and more. Cost is $15 each. Children 12 and under free. Price includes entertainment & lots of good food. Cash bar available for pop, water, beer & wine. Info: 248-890-3048
Feb 14…Cheboygan County Council on Aging Valentine’s Day party. Noon. Featuring a pot roast dinner, appetizers, live music, door prizes, raffle and more. Cost by donation.
Feb 17…Wexford County Relay for Life kick off 6-7:30pm at the 13th Street Café located in the Career Tech Center-Cadillac. Join a team, enjoy hotdogs and popcorn, play games and help kick off the 2016 Carnival for a Cure. Info: http://www.relayforlife.org/wexfordcountymi
Feb 18…2016 Annual Awards Dinner 5pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall-Cheboygan.
Feb 18-21…Winter Garage Sale at the Amvets Post #114-Elk Rapids. Benefits local veterans and community. Info: 231-264-5182
Feb 20…Cheboygan Walk For Warmth. Registration at 9a at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall 1282. Funds raised help local families through the United Way. To register or donate visit cheboyganw4w.com
Feb 20…Snowfest 2016 at Birchwood Farms-Harbor Springs noon-3pm. A free, fun family event open to the public! Come cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on Birchwood's groomed trails. Enjoy hot cocoa and outdoor picnic lunch, warm up by the bonfire and build a snow creature. For more info: call 231-526-2166
Feb 20…Annual Shiver by the River in Franfort & Elberta. Betsie Bay Frozen 5K, Kids games, sledding, US Coast Guard Ice Rescue, free movie, parade & more! Info: visitbenzie.com
Feb 20…”Winterlochen” 10a-2:30pm at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Free indoor and outdoor activities, student performances and more. Info: interlochen.org
Feb 20…Antrim County Winter Carnival 10:30-12:30 at YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camp-Central Lake. Crafts, zip line, snow shoeing, buffet lunch and more! Free. Info: 231-544-5915
Feb 20…6th Annual Benzie County Water Festival. Betsie Bay Frozen 5K, winter parade, sledding, kids activities, frozen ski ball and more. Info: visitbenzie.com
Feb 20-21…Nautical Frost Winter Festival-Rogers City. 5K, Broomball, snowman building, and more. Info:rogerscityareachamber.com
Feb 20-21…Kalkaska Winterfest at the fairgrounds. Sled dog races, craft show, frozen disc golf tournament and more! Info: kalkaskawinterfest.org
Feb 21-27…Traverse City Restaurant Week. Info: 231-922-2050
Feb 21…Mackinaw City Bridal Show noon-3pm at Audie’s Resaturant. Free admission. Info: 231-436-5744
Feb 21…Zonta Club of Leelanau is hosting a free showing of the movie “Suffragette”, staring Meryl Streep, at 1pm at the Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay. Info: www.zontaleelanau.org
Feb 22…The Great Indoor Folk Festival! Noon-5:30pm at the Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City. Free. Featuring, bands/duos/soloists, an open mic stage, and a kids' fun stage. Info: traversecity.com
Feb 25…February Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. A delicious blend of culture, wine, beer, appetizers, live music and fun! $15 advance/$20 day of. Info: crookedtree.org
Feb 25…Soup's On, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., LaSalle High School Cafeteria. Cost: $5 adults, $3 children 10 and younger. All proceeds benefit LaSalle High School Yearbook. Info: 906-643-8800
Feb 26-27…Boarding for Breast Cancer at Boyne Highlands-Harbor Springs. Demos, activities, tribute ride, Chinese & silent auction, informational booths. Info: boynehighlands.com
Feb 26…Rogers City Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting "Fish Fry Buffet" 4:30-6:30p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Cost is 412 for adults or $5 for children under 12. 989-734-2535
Feb 27…Rockin’ & Rollin’ for a Cure Dance Party! 7-Mid at the Rogers City Servicemen’s Club. $5 donation in advance. Live music, Raffle, cash bar, live/silent auction, prizes and more. Theme: Rockin through the Decades” Proceeds benefit “Friends Together”. Info: 989-734-4130
Feb 27…Northport Winter Carnival 11-3pm. Info: northportomenachamber.org
Feb 27…Great Lakes Children’s Museum 2nd Annual Black Tie Anchor Ball 6-1:30p at the Park Place Hotel-Traverse City. Cocktails, dinner, dancing. $75 adv./$85 at the door.. Info: 231-932-4526
Feb 27…19th Annual Otsego County 4-H Council Father/Daughter Dance 6-10pm at Gaylord High School. $20 donation, includes father and all the daughters he can fit into the sleigh. Light refreshments will be provided. Info: 989-731-0272
March 5…Mitch Stevenson 3rd Annual Memorial Fishing Derby 5a-1p at Big Bob’s Up North Outfitters-Frankfort. $20 per person or 2 person team. Proceeds benefit the Frankfort “Take a kid fishing” program and Stevenson Family Youth Fund. Info: 231-352-5360
March 7…Chili Cook-off & Pie Contest 4pm at Manton Elementary. Limited to the first 25 entries. $10 entry fee for contestants. $5 all you can eat chili per person/ under 5 free. Info: 231-824-3812
March 9…Project Connect 1-7pm at Odawa Casino-Petoskey. A day of service for those in need. Free haircuts, eye exams, health evaluations, vaccines, tax preparation, food bags, financial and education advise and much more. Info: projectconnect231.com
March 12…Mr. Lake City Competition 7pm at Lake City High School. Talent, fashion, swimwear and Q & A. $3 Students, Adults $4, Family $13. Live auction. After prom fundraiser.
March 19…3rd Annual Strike Out Cancer 9 pin no tap bowling tournament 11a at Spare Time Lakes –Cheboygan. Mixed 4 person teams, includes 4 games, $20 person, supports cancer research. Info: 231-818-0096
March 26…Cheboygan Area Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble 12:30 at Cheboygan High School. Admission $1 donation per child. Photos with the Easter Bunny.