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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

 

Now-July 6…Applications are being accepted for the Purple Martin for Kids Camp Aug 19-21 at Camp Nissokone, Oscoda. Seeking foster children, including those separated from their siblings, kids at risk, and those being raised by grandparents, ages 7-18 for a fun summer camp. Children & guardians can attend at no cost. To apply, visit www.thepurplemartin.org

 

Now…The Cheboygan County 4-H “Proud Equestrian Program” is hosting a horseback riding day camp for disabled youth June 22-25 at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds. Riders, volunteers and financial contributions are needed. To register or donate call 231-627-8815

 

Now – Aug 31…Wednesdays. Boat In Movies in the Park will happen in the Village Green Park next to Barrel Back in Walloon Lake! Movies will start 20 minutes after sunset and can be watched from the park’s lawn or from your boat! Tune your boat radio in to listen for sound. Info: Petoskeyarea.com

 

Now-Aug 25…Concerts on the Lawn 7-9pm Grand Traverse Pavilions-Traverse City every Thursday. Enjoy a summer evening with great music! Bring a chair, blanket or picnic. Food, drinks & ice cream available. Free will donation, benefits PACE, Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. Info: gtpavilions.org

 

Now -July 1…Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program 9-10am and 11:30 to 12:30 Mon-Fr at Boyne Falls Public School. Free meals for children 18 and under or up to 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or Physically disabled. Info: 231-549-2211

 

June 17-Sept 2…Stoll the Streets fills downtown Boyne City with music and fun every summer Friday evening for the 13th year. Music ranges from traditional folk, bluegrass and jazz to rock. Special activities include magicians, caricature artists, face-painters and balloon-twisters. Info: strollthestreets.com

 

June 21-26…Freedom Festival-East Jordan. Music, Food, carnival, entertainment, activities, parade, fireworks and more! Info: visitmichiganupnorth.com

 

June 22…Benefit Pork Roast Dinner for Bishop Baraga School and the Knights of Columbus Charities at the KofC Hall-Cheboygan. Dinner 4:30-6:30. Cost is by donation. Info: 231-627-5811

 

June 22-Aug 17…Evenings at the Gazebo 6:30 Boyne City. Held each Wednesday. Bring your blanket, chair and good mood that will be made better by the terrific music you'll hear each week. Info: boynechamber.com

 

June 23…June Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Art, music, wine tasting. Tickets $15 adv/$20 day of. Info: crookedtree.org

 

June 23…Fashion Show & Fundraiser 11:30-3p at Bay Harbor Yacht Club. Fashion show, shopping, seated lunch, silent auction, raffle and more. Proceeds benefit the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. Info: charlevoixpool.org

 

June 23-25…Big Ticket Festival. Fun, worship, entertainment, activities & speakers and more at the Otsego County Fairgrounds. Info: bigticketfestival.com

 

June 23-25…41st Annual St. Ignace Car Show Weekend-Downtown St. Ignace. Hundreds of antique, custom, and celebrity automobiles take part in this internationally acclaimed event. Parades, cruises, awards, and more! Exhibits, vendor booths and more make this a fun, family event. Info: stignacecarshow.com

 

June 23-Aug 25…Every Thursday- Street Musique 7-9pm throughout the streets of Harbor Springs. Music, kids activities, and more! Info: streetmusique.com

 

June 24… The Longest Day Alzheimer's Association Benefit at the First Presbyterian Church (1600 W. Chisholm St.-Alpena) from 4-10PM. They have events for the entire family! Face Painting, Bake Sale, Chinese Raffle & Fire Truck Tours. There will also by music by "Music For You Band" at 5PM & Ann Griffin at 7PM. There is also a Euchre tournament starting at 7PM and Canvas Painting from 7-8:30PM.

 

June 24-25…Wanigan Weekend – Cheboygan. Homemade “Riff Raft Race”, fish fry, live music, bonfire, World Championship Wanigan Race. Info: cheboygan.com

 

June 24-25…SOBO Arts Festival – Boyne City. Celebrate everything "art", including painting, sculpture, performance, and music. Info: 231-582-6222.

 

June 24-25…Bay Harbor Vintage Car & Boat Festival. A Fantastic collection of classic cars and wooden boats! Info: petoskeyarea.com

 

June 24-25…Northland Players Summer Youth Theatre presents “How to Dial A Rotary Telephone” at the City Opera House-Cheboygan. 7pm. Tickets $6 adults/ $3 students. Info: 231-627-5841

 

June 25…7th Annual Long Lake Lights Festival - Alpena. Triathlon, arts & crafts, horseshoe tournament, live entertainment, kid zone, fireworks and more! Info: longlakelightsfestival.com

 

June 25…12 Annual Crop Walk in Petoskey beginning at Evelyn Hall in Bay View-Petoskey with registration at 8:30am. Help end hunger one step at a time. Info: 810-407-1169

 

June 25 – Sept 3…Stone Circle Gatherings 9-11pm. Poetry, storytelling and music are featured at this unique outdoor amphitheater every Saturday beginning June 25 through Labor Day Weekend. Poet bard Terry Wooten will host the gatherings beginning at 9 PM around the fire. Sit under a canopy of stars perched on a boulder, or bring a blanket. Stone Circle is located ten miles north of Elk Rapids off US 31. Turn right on Stone Circle Dr., and follow signs. There is a $5 donation for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under. Info: traversecity.com

 

June 25… Celebrate Log Cabin Day at Besser Museum (491 Johnson St.) in Alpena from 12noon-4PM. Besser Museum has partnered with the Michigan DNR to experience life as it was over 100 years ago in Alpena! Come enjoy guided tours, learn about star-lore with mini planetarium shows & enjoy music by Pickin' for People, and more! Info: www.bessermuseum.org

 

June 25…Solstice Festival at Elberta’s Waterfront Park. Musicians & entertainers, activities for kids including face painting, games and prizes. Adults can enjoy the Beer garden, along with local wines and food from local restaurants and vendors. Info: vistibenzie.com

 

June 25…World Championship Wanigan Race 10:30 launch at the Waterways Campground-Cheboygan. Info: cheboygan.com

 

June 25…Traverse City Wine & Art Festival 4-9pm at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Celebrate win, food & culture. $55 adv/$65 at gate. Info: traversecity.com

 

June 25…The Abby D Center is proud to announce their 3rd Annual 5K Walk/Run/Roll to allow survivors, caregivers, friends, family, and concerned advocates raise awareness for Traumatic Brain Injury in our community. Day of race registration will be held from 8:30-9:00am at Bayfront Park in Petoskey and the race starts at 9:00am. $20 (non-refundable) registration fee. Registration fees received by June 4th include a t-shirt! For early registration, please call the Abby D Center at 231-348-7777.

 

June 25…Fundraiser/Benefit 5-9pm at Alanson High School. Kids carnival, bounce house, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, live music, food and more. $10 admission, $5 12 & under. Funds will help 13 year old Delainie, who has been diagnosed with Xeroderma Pigmentoson – which means she must stay out of the sun. Hoping to raise enough money to help build an enclosed room at her home similar to a green house that will have special glass to block the UV rays and allow her to spend time outside. Info: 231-838-5791

 

June 25…3rd Annual Fine Art & Craft Show 9a-3p at the First Congregational Church-Gaylord. Info: 989-732-5726

 

June 25…Walloon Lake Water Sports Festival. Sporting events, kid activities, paddleboard races, food, demos and more! Info: boynechamber.com

 

June 25…Grass River Annual Benefit Concert 6-10p at the Alden Depot Park. Tickets $25, limited seating. Proceeds from event support the education, conservation and environmental activities of Grass River. Event includes Michigan's own band, The Rogbirds, rain or shine, under the big tent.  Food, beer, wine. Details and tickets available at www.GrassRiver.org

 

June 25…Art in the Garden Festival 10a-5p at the Otsego County Demonstration Garden-Gaylord. Free hands-on workships, displays, live music, crafts and more! Donations help continue programs at the Otsego Conservation District. Info: otsegocd.org

 

June 25…Art in the Park – Art Rapids! 10a-4p in Veteran’s Memorial Park-Elk Rapids. Over 70 vendors display their works. Children’s Art Tent and demonstrations during the day. Free admission. Info: elkrapidschamber.org

 

June 25…Thunder Over Waters fundraiser 4-7pm at the Waters Fire Department. Benefits the Otsego Lk Twp Fire Dept and Thunder Over Waters Festival. Info: 989-732-3292

 

June 25…Celebrate Log Cabin Day at Besser Museum in Alpena Noon-4pm. Enjoy guided tours, learn about star-lore with mini planetarium shows & enjoy music by Pickin' for People. Learn about birds of prey, moon phases & how farmers know when to plant their fields and more. There will also be a huge art sale & a strawberry shortcake social. It's fun for the whole family. Adults - $5, Kids - $3 & Family - $12. For more information call the museum at (989) 356.2202 or go to www.bessermuseum.org

 

June 25…5th Annual Art in the Garden Festival 10-5p at the Otsego County Demonstration Garden-Gaylord. Workshops, demos, tours, fun run, art displays, music and more! Free admission. Info: otsegocd.org

 

June 25-26…Mackinaw City Arts and Craft Show in Conkling Heritage Park. 10-7p Sat, 10-3p Sunday. Features many artists from around the country. Exhibits to include paintings, woodwork, hand-crafted jewelry, hand-designed clothing, self published books, nature photography, gourmet dips and salsa, seasonal decor and much more. Info: mackinaw-city.com

 

June 25-26…Friends of the Charlevoix Public Library Summer Book Sale. Thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs. 10-5p sat, 1-5p Sun. Info: charlevoixpubliclibrary.org

 

June 25-26…18th Annual Charlevoix Summer Art Show featuring a mix of fine art and fine crafts displayed on the shores of scenic Round Lake in East Park. Sat 10-5, Sun 10-3p. Info: Charlevoix.org

 

June 26…Waganakising Bay Day 1-4p Bayfront Park-Petoskey. Demos, arts & crafts, boat rides, nature exploration and more! Info: ltbayday.com

 

June 26…Old Towne Arts & Crafts Fair – Old Towne Traverse City 10-5p. This annual juried art fair features over 90 artists and craftsmen displaying their work. Open to the public free of charge. Adjacent Lay Park will be featuring live entertainment throughout the day. Info: downtowntc.com

 

June 26…St. Dominic’s Summer Festival noon-5:30p at the parish grounds in Posen. Door prizes, raffles, games, bake sale, live music, chicken BBQ. Info: 989-766-2694

 

June 30…6th Annual Yappy Hour to benefit the Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network 4:30-6:30pm at the Boathouse Restaurant-Cheboygan. $30, seating is limited. Info: nmarn.org

 

June 30-July 3…Cedar Polka Fest. Hearty food, drink and continuous polka music and dancing.  Flag raising ceremony is on Thursday, parade on Saturday at noon and Polish mass on Sunday morning at 11 am. Thurs-Sat $10 adults, Sun $5. Ages 13-20 ½ price, 12 & under free – when accompanied by parent. Info: cedarpolkafest.com

 

June 30-Aug 25… Every Thursday from 7-9p downtown Harbor Springs presents Street Musique. Families can enjoy the local rhythms while eating an ice cream with the kids or just enjoying a nice summer evening walk. Activities for the children will be available, ranging from magic shows and balloon animals to face painting and sidewalk chalk. Info: visitharborsprings.com

 

July 1…First Friday 5-8p at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City. Features, art, food, demos, live music and more! Info: traversecity.com

 

July 2…Old Time Picnic 11a-4p at Brave Hearts Estate-Pellston. Bring your own picnic lunch & beverage (no alcohol please). Games, demonstrations, crafts, farm market, music, hay rides and more. $5 entry or $20 family. Proceeds benefit Brave Hearts Estate – Retreat for Veterans. Info: 231-539-7111

 

July 2…22nd Annual Lake Ann Homecoming Celebration 9a-3p in S.S. Burnett Park. Activities include vintage tractor parade at 11 am, bake sale, country store, craft sale, flea market, children’s games, cake walk, bounce house, pony rides, live music, wagon and vintage car rides, rifle and quilt raffle, and large silent auction.  Lunch will be available in the town hall from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.  The Almira Historical Museum and other historical buildings will also be open for visitors. Proceeds from Homecoming benefit the Almira Historical Society, which is dedicated to preserving the heritage of Almira Township and the Village of Lake Ann. Info: 231-275-7362

 

July 2-9… Annual National Cherry Festival – Traverse City. Over 150 family activities, air shows, fireworks, parades, carnival, concerts and more! Info: cherryfestival.org

 

July 2-3…Antiques at the Fairgrounds –Petoskey. This popular show will feature over 170 dealers from around the country. There will be a huge array of high quality antique merchandise from the smallest collectibles (jewelry), to a wide range of antique furniture, pottery, china, textiles, prints and more. $5 (good for both days) under 15 free. 9-5p Sat, 10-4p Sun. Info: Petoskeyarea.com

 

July 2-Aug 27th…Real Street Theatre-downtown St. Ignace. 7pm. Jugglers, magicians, musicians, clowns, and more! Info: saintignace.org

 

July 3…Annual Summer Fun Party 5-10 at Thurston Park-Central Lake. Food, fun, music and more! Info: centrallakechamber.com

 

July 3… Community Night of Worship 6pm at Festival Square-Cheboygan. Bring non-perishable food for the Salvation Army. Hot dogs, drinks and kids activities available. Info: 231-420-3568

 

July 3…Fireworks over DeVos Beach-Indian River; Bay Harbor; Torch Lake

 

July 4…Fireworks: Boyne City; Central Lake; Grayling; Traverse City; Lake City; Mackinaw City; Mackinaw Island

 

July 4…Independence Day Parade 10am-Cheboygan

 

July 4…Independence Day Parade 11am – Indian River

 

July 4th….Independence Day Events in Central Lake: Pancake Breakfast, Arts and Crafts Bazaar, Parade, Strawberry Social, Library Book Fair, Children’s Events; (water slides, bouncy houses, cotton Candy, Sno cones,) Dunk Tank, Lions Club Chicken BBQ Dinner, Music by the Night Shift, Fireworks Show at dusk. Info: centrallakechamber.com

 

July 4…Mackinaw City 4th of July Celebration 1-3p enjoy games on the Marina Lawn, 9p-dusk Straits Area Concert Band at Conkling Heritage Park, fireworks at dusk. Info: mackinawcity.com

 

July 4…4th of July Parade – Petoskey 6pm

 

July 4…Smile Through the Miles 5K/10K 8:30am at the Louis Groes Nature Preserve in Johannesburg. Proceeds benefit the nature preserve. Info: smilethroughthemiles.com

 

July 6-10…Red Wing Development Camp at Centre Ice-Traverse City. The camp is comprised of drafted or signed Red Wings prospects Tickets are available in person only for $5 per day on each day of the event. Info: centreice.org

 

July 6-31… Great Lakes Equestrian Festival at Flintsfields Horse Park-Williamsburg. The Festival will feature seven weeks of exciting equestrian competition located in a fantastic tourist destination that caters to equestrian athletes and equine enthusiasts alike. Competitors and spectators will be able to enjoy all the Traverse City has to offer while attending this elite equestrian competition. Each week will also feature family friendly events with concerts and activities for children of all ages. Info: greatlakesequestrianfestival.com

 

July 7- 10…Waterways Festival – Cheboygan. Kids Day, Movie at the Square, beach volleyball, antique appraisals, arts & crafts, wooden boats and more! Info: waterwaysfestival.com

 

July 7…Ice Cream Party! 11am. Bring the family to Brownson Park across from the Kingsley Branch Library and enjoy an ice cream sundae with all the toppings!   Bring blankets to sit on, your swimsuits and towels, and enjoy the splash pad afterward - or hit the playground! This is a family event offered as part of Summer Reading Club. For more information, please call 231-263-5484.

 

July 7 – Aug 25…Thursday evenings enjoy free music at Bayside Live! 7-8:30pm, St. Ignace Public Marina Pavilion. Info: saintignace.org

 

July 8-10…36th Annual Blissfest Music Festival – Harbor Springs. Celebrating music, art and diversity. Live entertainment, workshops, art and more. Info: blissfest.org

 

July 9…Beulah Art Fair 10a-5p downtown, rain or shine. Info: 231-383-1120

 

July 9…Sweaty Yeti Run 8a-11am at Boswell Stadium-East Jordan. 5K and Family Fun Mile. Proceeds benefit the Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship Fund. $25. Info: ejchamber.org

 

July 9…Giving Back 5K Color Run/Walk to support local Veterans. 9am registration,10am start time. $20 reg. fee. First 50 registered receive a t-shirt. The course winds through the countryside and wooded area of Brave Hearts Estate, 4171 Ely Rd, Pellston. There will be music, hayrides and food available. Proceeds benefit the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club and Brave Hearts Estate. Info: 231-838-4576 or 231-322-2844

 

July 9-10…48th Annual Art & Craft Show – East Park, Charlevoix. Over 150 artists and craftsmen from around the country, with something for everyone! 10a-6p Sat, 10-4p Sun. Info: Charlevoix.org

 

July 11-Sept 2…Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program 9-10am and 11:30 to 12:30 Mon-Fr at Boyne Falls Public School. Free meals for children 18 and under or up to 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or Physically disabled. Info: 231-549-2211

 

July 12-16…Alpenfest-Gaylord. Carnival, arts & crafts, parade, live entertainment, exhibits and more! Info: gaylordalpenfest.com

 

July 13…33rd Annual Harbor Springs Women’s Club Art Fest 9:30-4pm at Nub’s Nob-Harbor Springs. Over 120 artists from across the country. Admission $3., 12 & under free. Info: petoskeyarea.com

 

July 13…Power of the Purse fundraiser 5:30-8pm at the Oliver Art Center-Frankfort. Features silent & live auction,appetizers and cash bar. Reservations are limited. $25. Info: 231-932-8630

 

July 14…3rd Annual Food Truck Rally 6-9pm to benefit the Boyne City Farmers Market. Over 20 food & beverage stops, live music. $10, include 2 drink tickets. Info: 2231-582-5711

 

July 14-16…Beaver Island Music Festival. 3-day outdoor event combining nature, renewable energies, with wide varieties of music, art, and activities for all ages, food, camping, and take a tour of the island.  Info: bimf.net

 

July 15-16…48th Annual Cadillac Festival of Arts-City Park. Taste of Cadillac, live music, kids crafts, and more! Info: 231-394-1549

 

July 15-16…Street Legends 24th Annual Car Show-downtown Charlevoix. Cruise around Lake Charlevoix, live muic, door prizes, silent auction and more! Info streetlegends.net

 

July 15-16…Shay Days at the Harbor Springs History Museum. 10-3. Celebrate the life and work of Ephraim Shay. Activities on both Friday and Saturday include live steam model trains under the tent at Shay Park with the Michigan Small Scale Live Steamers group, an electric train, games, historical photograph displays and self-guided tours at the Shay Hexagon House, and crafts, games and more. Admission for Shay Days is by donation with all proceeds benefiting the Historical Society. Info: harborspringshistory.org

 

July 15-17…St. Ignace Heritage Days at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture

 

July 16…AquaPalooza. 12:30-6pm live music and fun at Ferry Beach on Lake Charlevoix. Info: petoskeyarea.com

 

July 16-23…86th Annual Venetian Festival-Charlevoix.

 

July 21-24…Summerfest-Indian River

 

July 21…Women Can/Women Do fundraising luncheon 11:30-1:30p at Pier M33-Cheboygan. Funds raised benefit the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan. Info: wrcnm.org

 

July 28-31…Flywheelers Show-Boyne Falls. Doors open at 7 a.m. for breakfast and the flea market. Most events begin at 9 a.m.  Many of the popular features include the historical exhibits, flea market and craft show, food and live music. There is also a working blacksmith, sawmill, basket factory and shingle mill. Many of those involved in the demonstrations dress in period costumes. Each afternoon at 2 p.m., the parade of power features tractors of all makes and models. Scheduled to begin around 7 p.m. each night, Flywheelers will be giving short excursions called tractor safaris to a spot on the property where visitors can get a good view of Lake Charlevoix. Info: boynechamber.com

 

July 29-30…Cheboygan Music Fest in Festival Square. Gates open at 4pm. Free admission. Fri- Bad Jam 5pm, Jedi Mind Trip 8pm, Sat Charlie Reager 4pm; Kari Lynch Band 5pm, Kris Hitchcock 8pm. Info: cheboyganmusicfest.com

 

Aug 2-7…Rogers City Nautical Festival. Pow Wow, tours of the Appledore V, live music, carnival, kids parade, teen dance, arts & crafts, fireworks and more! Info: nauticalfestival.org

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