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.
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 1pm (starting in August) at the Cheboygan Campus of McLaren Northern Michigan, 3rd Floor Conference room. Free to attend. For more info: 231-445-1595
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
TFN…The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan would like to remind you that screening and early detection of breast and cervical cancer saves lives. Visit www.itcmi.org/healthcenters today.
Now – Dec…Cheboygan Salvation Army coat drive. Drop off new or clean gently used winter coats, boots, hats, gloves, snow pants for children in need. Location boxes at Family Fare, Save-a-Lot, Kmart, Walmart and Salvation Army Office. Info: 231-627-9003
Now – Nov 10…Do you know someone who demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in their profession? Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac is seeking nominees for the Athena Award that will be presented at the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce Breakfast of Champions on December 6th. Nomination form can be found on the web at petoskey.com. Deadline for nominations is Tuesday, November 10, 2016.
Now-Nov 10…Vendors Wanted for the 6th Annual Holiday Craft and Gift Show to be held on Saturday, November 19th, 2016, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Petoskey High School gymnasium. Showcase your unique talents and services during this Holiday Season to provide an unforgettable gift. Booth fees will benefit the Petoskey High School Senior All Night Graduation Party. To reserve your space, contact Event Chair, Shawn Young, at 231-373-0292
Now-Nov 18…Cheboygan County Salvation Army Christmas Toy & Food sign up. •Applications are available at our office or by email. They are also available at the Indian River and Wolverine Libraries. Application is for all of Cheboygan County!
•Application can be used for both toys & food.
•You must either come in and pick up an application or message us and we can email one to you.
•Application MUST be filled out in its entirety with a working phone number or email address where you can be reached. Applications that don't have this information will not be accepted.
•Applications must be returned by November 18th. Any applications turned in after that day will not be accepted.
•Christmas Toys will be available for children up to the age of 14.
Oct 28-31…Friends of the Onaway Historical Museum present “Lobdell Fright Nights”. $10 person/$25 family. Not recommended for kids under 13. Proceeds benefit the school and the restoration of the historical building. 20864 Washington St-Onaway. Info: onawayhistoricalmuseum.com
Oct 14-29…”Dinner with the Boys”, a killer comedy filled with laughs, plot twists and plenty of garlic. 7:30pm Thur-Sat Studio Theatre at the Depot-Traverse City. $17. Info: traversecity.com
Oct 26…Eat Wings, Raise Funds 5-9pm at Buffalo Wild Wings in Traverse City. Present flyer and %15 of your total bill will be donated to the GVSV PA Class. Click the link to download the flyer, must be presented for donation
Oct 27-30…Holiday Art Fair at the Dennos Museum Center-Traverse City. Holiday gifts, fine art, and crafts such as pottery, glass, baskets, jewelry, textiles, and more! There will be door prizes and a raffle to benefit school bus tours. All proceeds benefit education programs at the Dennos. Thurs 5-8, Fri/Sat 10a-5p, Sun 1-5p. Info: traversecity.com
Oct 28…Owl Prowl 7-8:30pm at the Grass River Natural Area-Bellaire. Learn about local owls with a short presentation and then and go for a hike to find these amazing birds. This program goes on uneven trails in the dark. Bring a light. $5. Info: grassriver.org
Oct 28-Nov 6…The Rogers City Theatre presents “The Carol Burnett Show” a salute to the iconic commedienne and the comedy classic that bears her name. Relive famous sketches from the show! Friday/Sat at 7:30p, Sun 2pm. Info: rcctheatre.org
Oct. 29…Haunted Valley Trail Run 10K, 5K & costumed kid’s fun race *:30am at the Otsego Club-Gaylord. Kids $5, 5K $30, 10K $35. Portion of the proceeds benefit the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial. Info: www.otsegoclub.com
Oct 29…Downtown Traverse City Halloween Walk 10a-11:30am. Bring your kids to trick or treat a participating stores. Info: traversecity.com
Oct 29…8th Annual Zombie Run – Traverse City. 5K walk/run 9am start at Right Brain Brewery. Registration costs vary. Info: traversecity.com
Oct 29…Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Kids Halloween Concert & Parade 4-6p at the United Methodist Church-Petoskey. $10 general admission, 18 & under free. Info: 231-487-0010
Oct 29…13th Annual Trunk or Treat 6pm in the St. Ignace Big Boy parking lot. Decorate your vehicle trunk and pass out treats. Haunted Woods Walk to follow at approximately 7:00 p.m. or dark thirty. Info: 906-643-9700
Oct 29…Downtown Trick or Treat 9:45am-Noon. Start at Central Elementary School and walk to Pennsylvania Park for 10am parade, then trick or treat. Info: petoskeydowntown.com
Oct 29…Tricks and Treats at Benzonia Public Library 1-3pm. Crafts, costumes, refreshments, games and prizes. Free. Info: visitbenzie.com
Oct 29…Halloween Arts & Crafts for Kids 11a-1p at the Crooked Tree Arts Center-Traverse City. Free Halloween themed activities suitable for ages 3-12. Info: crookedtree.org/TC
Oct 29…Triple Fright Night in Mackinaw City! Heritage Village open from 6-8p with costumed docents handing out treats, McGlupin Point Lighthouse will be open until 9-11pm for trick-or-treating; 8-10 8th Annual Headlands Challenge, dare to walk the 1-mile dimly-lit path from the Headlands enterance to the Guest House for refreshments and storytelling. All events are free. Info: 231-348-1704
Oct 30…16th Annual Chili Cookoff & Raffle 4-7p at the Helena Twp Hall-Alden. $12 adults, $5 kid 5-12, 4 & under free. Bake sale and raffle. Proceeds benefit the Pet Crisis Center. Info: 231-533-4070
Oct 30…Grand Bridal Expo at Castle Farms-Charlevoix 10-3p. Wedding experts on hand, prizes, fashion show. $6. Info: 231-237-0884
Oct 30…Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor noon-4pm
Oct 31…Downtown Trick or Treat 3-5p – Cheboygan
Oct 31…Halloween Parade & Trick or Treating 4:30-8pm Boyne City.
Oct 31…Trick or Treating-Charlevoix 6-8p
Nov 1…The Salvation Army Holiday Assistance Sign Up. Programs include: Thanksgiving or Christmas food baskets with all the fixings, the Christmas Toy Shop (children ages 0 – 17), and Teen Angel (adopt a teen - ages 13 – 17).
Individuals and families from Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties who could use a little help this holiday season (and have not applied to another program) are encouraged to apply for holiday assistance at The Salvation Army Community Center, 1239 Barlow Street, Traverse City. Info: 231-946-4644
Salvation Army Holiday Assistance Registration dates and times:
Tuesday, November 1 from 9am – 4pm
Thursday, November 3 from 9am – 4pm
Saturday, November 5 from 9am – 4pm
Nov 1... Building Early Emotional Skills or BEES is a workshop for parents who have children aged 0-3 and live in Cheboygan County. During this eight week class, participants will meet with other parents and engage in active and hands-on activities and discussions aimed at learning techniques and strategies to reduce parentings stress, increase positive communication, set limits handle tantrums and much more. Supervised activities for children will be provided during each session and families will be served a light dinner and educational enhancements for each class they attend. This workshop is available at no cost. Preference is given to families eligible for assistance programs such as WIC, Head Start, etc. Next session begins November 1st, from 5:00-6:30 in Cheboygan. Info: Phone: (231) 627-8836
Nov 2…Business Expo and Taste of Boyne 3-7pm at Boyne Mountain Resort. More than 90 exhibitor booths, music, door prizes. $5. Info: boynechamber.com
Nov 3…Cheboygan Ducks Unlimited 36th Annual Membership Dinner from 5:30-10 at the Cheboygan K of C Hall. $40 person, $75 couple, includes membership fee. Info: 231-627-8189
Nov 3…Business After Hours 5:30-7:30 at First Community Bank-Cheboygan. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres catered by Great Lakes Grill, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, and an opportunity to mix and mingle with friends, coworkers, and new acquaintances! Admission is $7 for the general public and just $5 for Chamber members. Information (231) 627-7183.
Nov 4…10th Annual Toy Challenge 5-7p at the KofC Hall-Gaylord. Collect toys from staff, guests, customers, clients, friends and neighbors! If your business or organization gathers the most toys, you will be honored with the coveted TOY TROPHY. Benefits the Otsego County Community Giving Program. Info: otsegounitedway.org
Nov 4-6, 11 & 12…The Northland Players present “Mary Poppins” at the Cheboygan Opera House. 7:30, except Sunday, Nov 6 at 2pm. Adults $13, Students $9, $10 seniors (60 & over) for Sunday matinee only. Info: theoperahouse.org
Nov 4…The Flavors of Christmas 5-7pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall-Gaylord. Appetizers and desserts prepared and served by the finest food establishments in Otsego County ~ Holiday Atmosphere and silent auction. $ 10.00 minimum donation per person. All funds collected will be used to purchase clothing and toys for children in Otsego County through the Community Giving Program. Join the "TOY CHALLENGE" by bringing in new toys! Info: gaylordchamber.com
Nov 5…34th Annual Bellaire Holiday Gift Fair 10-3p at Bellaire High School. Arts, crafts and more. Info: bellairechamber.com
Nov 5…Zonta Club of Petoskey 44th Annual Fashion Show at Ovation Hall, Odawa Casino. Fashions, silent auction, lunch, entertainment and more. $55. Info: www.eventbrite.com (and search for Zonta Fashion Show 2016)
Nov 5…14th Annual Battle of the Badges Hockey Game 4:30-6pm at Northern Lights Arena-Alpena. Free admission, but raffle tickets available for cash & prizes. Info: 989-358-0652
Nov 5…26th Annual Iceman Cometh Challenge 9a-4p. 29 Mile mountain bike race from Kalkaska to Traverse City. Info: iceman.com
Nov 5…9th Annual Art-full Gathering 10a-3p at the Michaywe Clubhouse-Gaylord. Show/sale with over 25 featured artisans. Artists and visitors are encouraged to bring healthy items for the Otsego County Food Pantry. Info: gaylordchamber.com
Nov 6…Fall Back! And check the batteries on your smoke alarm!
Nov 6…Clean Up & Green Up! Free Community wide recycle, repurpose and reuse event 9a-3pm at American Waste on Hughes Drive-Traverse City. For a list of accepted items, visit cleanupgreenup.com
Nov 6…Empty Bowls 11-2p at the Hagerty Center-Traverse City. Empty Bowls is a local grassroots event to raise awareness and fight hunger, benefits the Food Rescue of NW Michigan. $20 and includes a soup dinner and hand crafted bowl. Info: goodwillnmi.org
Nov 7…Mancelona Labyrinth of Hope Healing Walk 7pm. An opportunity for caring folk to come together and pray for our nation's healing. Bring a candle and come walk with hopeful hearts. There will be no discussion of religious view, politics, endorsements of any political candidate, or talk of support for a particular party. Mancelona Labyrinth of Hope is located at the corner of Washing and Michigan Streets.For more information please call Ellen Whitehead, 231-350-9057.
Nov 8… The Cornerstone Christian School of Cheboygan will be having their annual Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cheboygan Knights of Columbus Hall. The menu includes roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans and dessert. Adults $12, kids $6 and a household is $30. Tickets are available from Cornerstone families and at the door. For info, call 231-627-2160.
Nov 9...Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 5-7:30p at Nub's Nob. Entertainment for the kids, 50/50 raffle, silent auction. Benefits North Country Kids Daycare & Preschool of Harbor Springs. Info: 231-526-5439
Nov 10…VETERANS DAY REMEMBERANCE LUNCHEON - Sponsored by: American Legion Bellaire Post 247, ASI Community Center & Park and Antrim County C.O.A. Salad: 11 am - Lunch served promptly at 11:30 am - At 12:30 pm a special program will honor all veterans. This program is open to everyone in our community. However, seating is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED by calling the C.O.A. office at 231-533-8703. ** If you are a veteran or the spouse of a veteran, your lunch will be paid for by ASI Community Center & Park! ** - Non-Veteran under 60 yrs: $5.00 - Non-Veteran 60 yrs & up: $3.00 suggested donation
Nov 10-13, 17-20…ER Players present “South Pacific” at the HEARTH on River Street-Elk Rapids. $18 adults; $15 seniors/students, $10 kids 10 & under. Info: 231-944-2976
Nov 11…Cheboygan County Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall-Cheboygan. Doors at 4p, Opening ceremony at 4:30, dinner 5-7p. Veterans and one guest eat free, others by free-will donation. RSVP by October 28th 231-627-3155
Nov 11…Petoskey Salvation Army’s Kettle Kickoff 11am at Olesons on US 31-Petoskey. Stop by for cookies, cider and have your picture taken with Santa. Info: 231-622-1057
Nov 11…”A Conversation with Dean A. Strang” at the State Theatre-Traverse City. 7-9pm. Strang will be discussing “Making A Murderer” and the American Criminal Justice System. Info: 231-947-4800
Nov 11… Boyne City American Legion Veteran’s Day ceremony in the Legion Hall on Lake Street at 11a. Veterans and their families can enjoy a free breakfast in the NCMC Cafeteria from 8-10a. Info: boynechamber.com
Nov 11-17…Traverse City Beer Week. Showcases a series of events highlighting the fabulous craft beer scene with craft beer tastings, dinners, and workshops. Get a pint or a sample, meet with brewers and brewery representatives and learn more about our incredible beer state of Michigan. Info: traversecity.com
Nov 12…Dentistry from the Heart is a day that Beacon Dental Center-Gaylord gives back to the community by providing FREE cleanings, fillings and extractions to as many patients as possible for the day. Doors open at 7am, patients are seen on a first come first serve basis. Be prepared to dress warm while waiting. Info: gaylordchamber.com
Nov 12…The Great Beerd Run 10am at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa – a 5K fun run designed to celebrate all things Beer and Beard. There will also be a post-race beer tent with a best beard contest, race grub, music & beer. Open to 21+. Info: traversecity.com
Nov 12…7th Annual Indian River Lion’s Club Craft Show 9a-3p at the club on M-68, Indian River. Info: 989-688-6450
Nov 12…Traverse City Children’s Book Festival 10a-3p at the City Opera House. A celebration of children, families, community and literacy. Free. Offers a sampling of books, and local non-profits on hand with activities and crafts. Info: traversecity.com
Nov 12…Holiday Bazaar & Soup Luncheon 9a-3p at the United Methodist Church-Harbor Springs. Features a cookie walk, quilt & gift basket drawings, treasures, baby gifts, shabby chic home furnishings, aprons, Christmas decor and ornaments, food gifts and treats, fairy dolls; hand sewn, knit, quilted and crocheted items; stocking stuffers for all, garden ladies. Luncheon will feature 8 different homemade soups, muffins and rolls, cake, cookies and beverages. Proceeds benefit the missions of the United Methodist Women. Info: 231-348-8574
Nov 11-13, 18-20…Traverse City Central High School presents “Beauty & The Beast” Prices and showtimes vary. Info: mynorthtickets.com
Nov 13… Holiday Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Art Center-Petoskey. The celebration will pair thirty wines and appetizers perfect for entertaining. Sample and order wines and appetizers, shop the galleries and enjoying the festive sounds of the Crooked Tree Jazz Ensemble. $20 adv/$25 day of. Info: crookedtree.org
Nov 17…AA Crisis Pregnancy Center Annual Banquet at the Cheboygan KofC Hall. Doors at 5p, dinner at 6p. $20. Auction. Info: 231-445-0950
Nov 18-Dec 3…Friends of the Bellaire Library 3rd Annual Silent Auction. Info: bellairechamber.com
Nov 18-19…Merry Makers Holiday Art Fair at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Traverse City. Fri 6-9p, Sat 10-4p. Browse and buy special, one-of-a-kind gifts created by Michigan artists and craftspeople. Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, and other festive treats! Info: crookedtree.org
Nov 19… 6th Annual Holiday Craft and Gift Show 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Petoskey High School gymnasium. Info: 231-373-0292
Nov 19…10th Annual Christmas Holiday Crafts, Art & Gift Show 9a-4p at the community building-Emmet County Fairgrounds. $2 or nonperishable food item donation. Proceeds benefit Brother Dan’s Food Pantry. Info: 231-348-5479
Nov 19…Mancelona Craft Show 9a-3p at Mancelona Elementary School. Info: 231-350-6367
Nov 19…Christmas Bazaar 9a-4p at Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church-Traverse City. Annual Christmas Bazaar features handmade craft items, baked goods, Grandma's Attic and more. Lunch will be available. Info: 231-223-4393
Nov 20…6th Annual Holiday Craft & Gift Show 11-5p at Odawa Casino-Petoskey. Free admission. Accepting donations of canned goods for the Manna Food Project. $5 free slot play for 19 & over. Info: petoskeyarea.com
Nov 21…Empty Bowls to benefit the Manna Food Project at Stafford’s Perry Hotel-Petoskey. Ticket purchase includes a bowl created by a local artist, filled with soup & served with bread. $35 early pick at 11:30, $25 regular pcik at noon, $10 lunch only at noon. Lunch will be served until 1:30pm. Info:mannafoodproject.org
Nov 24…Veterans Thanksgiving Feast 3-7p at the Otsego Grand Events Center-Gaylord. Giving back to Veterans and their families with a free dinner! Info: gaylordchamber.com
Nov 24…9th Annual Turkey Trot 9am Thirlby Field. 5K & 5 mile race courses. $35 adults, $15 under 18. Rain or shine. Canned food donations are welcome to benefit local food pantries.
Nov 24…Kiwanis Boyne City Turkey Trot 9a-noon. The 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will begin at 9am at Veterans Park. Individual Fee - $25 pre-registration (1 - t-shirt), $30 day of event. Family Entry - $50 pre-registration (2 - t-shirts), $60 day of event. T-shirt guaranteed if entry form is received by November 14. Extra t-shirts will be available for $10 each while supplies last. Info:boynechamber.com
Nov 25…Annual Christmas Craft Show 10a-3p at Inland Lakes School-Indian River. $5 admission
Nov 25…Christmas in Indian River 5-8p downtown. Lighted parade, lighting of the town Christmas Tree, kids games, cocoa & soup, Santa! Info: irchamber.com
Nov 25…Boyne City Santa Parade 6-7pm. Info: boynechamber.com
Nov 25…Tree Lighting Celebration 3-6p Downtown Charlevoix. Arts & crafts, cookies & hot cocoa, holiday parade, tree lighting, photos with Santa and more! Info: Charlevoix.org
Nov 25…Tree Lighting & Caroling 6:30-8pm at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. Info: Leelanau.com
Nov 25… Christmas Tree Lighting 5:30pm. Music, food, and festivities at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village. 231-526-9447.
Nov 25-26…Lights Spectacular 5-9p Treetops Resort- Gaylord. Tree lighting, Wagon rides, Elf on Stilts, Kid’s Crafts, Candy Cane Snowmen decorating, Photos with Santa & a bonfire. Info: gaylordmichigan.net
Nov 26…”The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe” 11am at the City Opera House-Traverse City, translated to the stage by Theatreworks USA. Tickets $9. Info: cityoperahouse.org
Nov 26…21st Annual Holly Berry Arts & Crafts Fair 10a-4pm at Frankfort High School. Info: visitbenzie.com
Nov 26…Holiday Open House – Elk Rapids 10a-5p. Info: elkrapidschamber.org
Nov 30…Community Christmas Carols & Tree Lighting 7pm Festival Square-Cheboygan. Info: cheboygan.com