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.
Ongoing: GED Classes are now being held at the Inverness School every Tues, Wed, and Thur from 4-8pm. Info: Tim 231-627-5613
Ongoing: Divorce Care. Join at any time; the only fee is a $15 participant's workbook. In Petoskey: Meets Tuesdays from 6:45-8:15 pm at Genesis Office (510 Howard St., Petoskey). In Boyne City: Meets Thursdays from 6:15-7:45 pm at the Boyne City Hall's North Conference Room (319 N. Lake St.).Information online at www.divorcecare.org or contact Daryl Michael (Genesis Church Life Groups Director) at 231.675.7570.
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.
Saturdays…Roller Skating at the Harvest Barn Church in East Jordan 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM . We flip on the disco ball, play some new and old music hits and throw on our rollerskates. All ages are welcome. Price is $5, and that includes a rollerskate or rollerblade rental. Concession is available, and birthday parties are welcome! If you have any questions, call the church at (231) 536-2870.
Ongoing: First Friday of every month. Join your friends and neighbors in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, for First Fridays from 5-8pm (or later), The Village will feature art, food and drink samples, shopping, dining and salon specials, live music, demos and MORE! Info www.thevillagetc.com
Every Wednesday…Dance with Northwooods International Folk Dancers. $3 at Unitarian Universalist Church on Center Rd in Traverse City. Info: 231-334-4608
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
Every third Wednesday of the month…Hip Hop Universe. Competitions, dance lessons and food at the Kalkaska Kaliseum 4:30-7:30pm. Info: www.kaliseum.com
Every Friday…Storytime at Kalkaska County Library 10-11am. Bring a grown-up and come to story time. There is a different theme each week with fresh new ideas. A simple craft is offered, followed by a snack. Story time for preschoolers is held every Friday at 10am (except holidays). Info: 231-258-9411
Every Sunday…Blissfest Jam Sessions 1-4p at the Red Sky State in Petoskey. Bring your instruments, sing along or just listen. Info: www.redskystage.com
Second Thursday of every month…The Cheboygan County Great Start Parent Coalition Play Group for children birth to 5 years, will meet from 10a-11:15 at the Creation Station on Main St. There will be reading, activities, crafts and a light snack. Info: 231-625-2157
Every Saturday…”Saturday’s Child” story time for families with kids ages 3-7. Featuring songs, stories, poems, crafts and a snack. 3-4pm in the program room at Petoskey District Library. Info: 231-758-3114
Every Tuesday and Thursday it’s Fitness Over Fifty Yoga at 9am at the Fife Lake Public Library. Free. Info: 231-879-4101
Every Tuesday…Dance at Mills Community House from 6-10pm. Improvisational partner dancing. Instructional workshop 6-7p for a fee. Open dance 7-10 by donation. Info: Facebook.com/groups/dancebenzie
Third Wednesday of each month thru May 20…Bedtime Storytime at 7pm at the Cheboygan Area Public Library. All ages welcome to an evening program of songs, stories, puppets and fun! Pajamas and stuffed toys also welcome. Info: 231-627-2381
Every Wednesday – “Story Hour” @ the Bellaire Public Library at 11am.This fun, interactive program is suitable for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, crafts and snacks with Miss Diane! More info call 231-533-8814.
4th Thursday of the month…”Skeptics at the Pub” at 5:30, Papa Lou’s in Petoskey. A get together of skeptics, rationalists and other like minded people to share ideas while having fun promoting skepticism, science and rationality. Info: meetup.com/freethoughtassociationofnorthernmichigan
Every Saturday thru March 7th…Snowshoe Hike at Sleeping Bear Dunes 1pm – Empire. Reservations are required whether you need to borrow snowshoes or have your own. Ranger-led snowshoe hikes are limited to 30 participants. Please call 231-326-4700, ext. 5010, for details and to make reservations. If you make a reservation but then need to cancel, please call and let us know so we can contact visitors on our waiting list.
Every Friday thru March 13th…Family Dinner and Movie Nights 5:30-8pm at the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park. The park will be showing movies and serving pizza to anyone who wishes to participate. It is free to watch the movie. Dinner is $5 per person. Movies are subject to change. Call the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park at 231 526-0610
Tickets are on sale now for the 61st Annual Sportman Wild Game Dinner at the Cheboygan Knights of Columbus Hall March 21st starting at 5pm. Includes prime rib dinner, wild game appetizers, over 100 door prizes and cash bar. Tickets ar $30. Info: 231-627-5811
Jan 3 – March 14th…Saturday afternoon ice skating games 1-3p at the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park. A series of ice skating games including broomball, four corners, pom-pom, and other games will be played throughout the program. Winners of the games receive silly prizes. Info: 231-526-0610
Jan 9-Feb 27th…Antique Quilt Exhibit at the Charlevoix Public Library. Some patterns are Redwork, Grandmother's Fan, & Crazy Quilt made from silks. All are hand quilted. Info: 231-237-7342
Feb 26…Cheboygan County Humane Society Soup Supper 4-6p at Inverness Twp Hall-Cheboygan. $7.50 adults, 12 & under $5. Homemade soups, bread, desserts & beverages. Info: 231-238-8221
Feb 26…February Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Wine tasting, appetizers and live music. $15 advance/ $20 day of. Info: crookedtree.org
Feb 27…”Hooping for a Cure” benefit baskeball game 5pm at LaSalle High School Gym-St Ignace. Proceeds benefit the Oncology Dept at Mackinac Straits Health System and Cancer Patients from St. Ingnace & Cheboygan Area. Info: saintignace.org
Feb 27- March 8… Traverse City West Senior High School proudly presents “The Addams Family”, a new musical comedy. Friday Performances: 7:30pm. Feb 27 and March 6; Saturday Performances: 2:00pm & & 7:30pm Feb 28 & March 7; Sunday Matinees 2:00pm March 1 & 8. Gold Seating $22, Green Seating $17, General Seating $12. Info: 933-7509
Feb 27-28…Waterways Ice Festival – Mullet Lake Marina, Cheboygan. Live music, fishing tournament, snowmobile poker run, horse drawn sleigh rides, ice games and more! $7.50 person/$15 family. Info: Cheboygan.com
Feb 27-28, March 7-8…Charlevoix High School Performing Arts presents “Mary Poppins” in the school auditorium. 7pm Fri/Sat, 2pm Sun. Info: 231-547-3222
Feb 27-March 1…Pink Weekend/3rd Annual Boarding for Breast Cancer at Boyne Highlands-Harbor Springs. Riders and skiers of all ages – and genders – are invited to participate in a tribute ride to honor those affected, and serve as a reminder that a healthy, active lifestyle is one of the greatest means of cancer prevention. Visit the on-site cancer awareness outreach booth to learn more about how you can get involved. Pink bracelets and t-shirts are also available for purchase. Info: 800-462.6963.
Feb 27-March 1…The Glen Arbor Art Association presents “Motherhood Out Loud”, a delightful play that encompasses the hilarity and struggles of motherhood. Mature themes, rated 14+. Fri/Sat at 7pm, Sun at 3pm. S. Lake St, Glen Arbor. Admission is free. Info: visitglenarbor.com
Feb 28…Northport Winter Carnival 11a-4p at Braman Hill. Ice curling, broomball and more. Info: northportomenachamber.org
Feb 28…Lantern-Lit Cross Country Ski 5:30-9m at Cheboygan State Park. Nearly 3 miles of groomed trails will be lit, ending with a campfire & hot chocolate at 14 Foot Shoals Cabin. Info: 231-627-2811
Feb 28…Winter Family Fun Days 2-7pm at Straits State Park-St Ignace. Snow activities, games, bonfires, hot cocoa & s’mores. Info: saintignace.org
Feb 28…Habitat for Humanity’s “Home’s Filled with Hearts” Exhibit 10-4p at the Dennos Museum Center-Traverse City. A chance to see creative, colorful and heart inspired artwork from local families throughout Grand Traverse Region. Children's craft table and Silent Auction of a handmade "Home" quilt. Info: traversecity.com
Feb 28…Fundraising event for the family of Angela Smith Rosencrants (died suddenly, proceeds help cover funeral expenses) starts at 4pm at the Boyne City Eagles on River Street. Live music, raffle, food, auction. Info: 231-348-9047
March 1…Mackinaw City Bridal Show Noon-3p at Audie’s Banquet Room. Free admission, raffles, local vendors, and more. Info: 231-436-5744
March 5…Full Moon Ski & Snowshoe 5-8p at Driggers Nature Preserve-Charlevoix. Join Conservancy staff for an evening of moonlight, snow and adventure. The 1.5 miles of trails at this wonderful 75-acre preserve offer wooded pathways and open meadow star gazing. Ski or snowshoe the trails and head to the top of the hill for a moonlit view of Lake Charlevoix. Please let us know if you need to borrow snowshoes. Info: 231-347-0991
March 5…NMC Career Fair 3:30-5:30 at the Hagerty Conference Center-Traverse City. Showcases over 80 employers and is a great chance to meet employers who are hiring, and talk about full-time and part-time jobs and internships. Info: 231-995-1020
March 5…Alpena Senior Center is hosting a winter carnival from 3-6p. Includes indoor games, hot dogs, cookies, prizes and more. Info: 989-356-3585
March 5-7…Cheboygan High School Presents “The Sound of Music” at the Cheboygan Opera House, Fri & Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Info: Cheboygan.com
March 6-7… Friends of the St. Ignace Library Bake and Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Baked goods may be dropped off Thursday, March 5, during library "open" hours. All proceeds go toward library needs. Info: 906-643-8318
March 6-28…Old Town Playhouse presents “Shreck the Musical”. Thurs-Sat 7:30p, Sun 3p. Adults $25, Seniors 65 & over $23; Under 18-$14. Info: oldtownplayhouse.com
March 6… Friday Night Jukebox 7-9pm at the Cheboygan Area Public Library. Musicians are invited to come play and sing their favorite tunes. Participate or just come enjoy the music. Info: 231-627-2381
March 7… Dance Battle 4 The Cure: In honor of Karen Annis. Lars Hockstad Auditorium, Central Grade School, TC. Featuring Northern MI dance crews performing for the top spot, freestyle dance battles, music by DJ DomiNate, pizza, pop & snacks. $5 at door. Proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society. dancebattle4thecure.weebly.com
March 7…9th Annual Suds & Snow 1:30-6:30pm at Timber Ridge Resort-Traverse City. Beer, wine & cider, food & snowshoeing. $25. Info: sudsandsnowtc.com
March 7…Harbor Springs Area Historical Society 25th Anniversary Open House 11a-3p at the Harbor Springs History Museum. Free admission, light refreshemtns, games & crafts. Info: 231-526-9771
March 7… March Sledding Night at Kiwanis Park from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The third sledding party of the season will be a spring/St. Patrick’s Day themed party. This party will feature spring/St. Patrick’s Day themed games, prizes, and crafts. Contact the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park/Ice rink at 231-526-0610 for more information.
March 7…10th Annual Katie Heintz Basketball Tournament starting at 5pm with a spaghetti dinner at St. Francis High School-Traverse City. $5 person/$20 family. Fee for the tournament is by donation. Funds support children facing life-threatening illness at Munson Medical Center. Info: 231-946-1180
March 7…Boarding for Breast Cancer at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs. Riding, demos, and cancer awareness. Info: 800-GO-Boyne
March 8…Pasta Fundraiser 12:30-3pm at the Quality Inn Conference Center – St. Ignace to help raise money for Mark Therrian who is in need of a new kidney. Info: 231-643-9710
March 13-14…Rogers City's 11th Annual Antique Snowmobile Show. Various events happening throughout the weekend. Please call for more information 989-351-8347.
March 13-14… 39th Annual Northern Michigan Home Show at NCMC-Petoskey. Noon-8p Fri, 10-6 Sat. Info: ltahb.com
March 13-14…The Traverse City Figure Skating Club presents “Skate to Neverland” with 3 performances at Centre Ice, Fri 7:30; Saturday at 1:30 & 7:30pm. Info: gofiguretc.org
March 13-15…Suttons Bay School Fine Arts Program presents “Once Upon A Mattress” musical. Fri/Sat at 7pm, Sun 2pm. $10 adults, $8 students. Info: suttonsbayarea.com
March 14…Elk Rapids School presents “Oh, the Places You Will Go” annual
dinner auction at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City, doors open at 6pm. Silent & Live auctions, dinner, dancing, raffle and more! $80 for individual tickets. Supports the Way to Grow program. Info: erschools.com
March 14…The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra presents “Jazzed Up”, 7pm at Petoskey High School. $20 admission. Info: 231-487-0010
March 14… Winter Family Fun Days 2-7pm at Straits State Park-St Ignace. Snow activities, games, bonfires, hot cocoa & s’mores. Info: saintignace.org
March 14…Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K 9am. Put on your green race gear and get ready for this annual fun run that meanders throughout downtown Traverse City. Celebrate your finish and get an early start to your St. Patty's celebration at the post-race party tent. Info: traversecity.com
March 14…Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner at the Zion United Church of Christ, Maple River Rd- Brutus :00pm- 6:30pm. The meal includes roll, choice of beverage, and desert. Adults-$7.00, children under 12, $4.00, take out will be available. Info: 231-529-6671
March 14…Hoops for Hope benefit Basketball Game 6pm at East Jordan High School. E.J. Teachers vs E.J. Coaches. Bake sale, raffles, concessions and more. Admission by donation. Proceeds support the Charlevoix County Relay for Life. Info: 231-330-3043
March 14…Pajama Jam 11am at the Traverse Area District Library on Woodmere. Wear your pj's, bring a stuffed animal and get ready to enjoy stories and a puppet show. Participants are encouraged to bring a pair of new pj's (sizes newborn-teen) to donate. (Donations accepted March 1-14 in the Youth Services Department.) Info: tadl.org
March 14…18th Annual Otsego County 4-H Council Father/Daughter Dance 6-10 at Treetops Resort in Gaylord. Shuttles will be available to transport guests from the parking lots to the Convention Center. Light refreshments will be provided. $20 admission for father/daughter (19 & under). Info: 989-731-0272
March 14…St. Patrick’s Day with Celtic Fun 1:30-3pm at the East Bay Branch Library-Traverse City. All ages are invited to enjoy traditional Irish music, St. Patrick's Day snacks and crafts for the wee folks! Call the library for more information at 922-2085.
March 14-15 & 20-21…Boyne City High School Drama Department presents “High School Musical” . Fri/Sat, 7pm, Sun 2pm. Info: 231-439-8190
March 15… The VFW Auxiliary to Posen Post 7804 will host a scholarship chicken dinner from 3-6 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Posen. The menu also includes dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, homemade breads and desserts. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and its free for those under 5. Takeouts will be available. Proceeds will benefit annual scholarships and other auxiliary projects. Info: 989-766-9223
March 18… Pasta Dinner Fundraiser for the Wolverine Lumberjack Festival
All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner at the Thirsty Sturgeon from 6-8pm. Silent Auction beginning at 7pm! $8.95 for Pasta, Salad, Bread and Specialty Drinks! Fundraiser for the Wolverine Lumberjack Festival - Scheduled for 2015 on June 26-28! Info: irchamber.com
March 19…An evening of Food & Wine 5:30-7:30 at Chandler’s Wine Cellar in Petoskey to benefit the Manna Food Project. Appetizers, games & cash bar. Tickets are $30. Reservations are recommended. Info: 231-347-8852
March 20…Cirque Du Trash fashion/trashion show, 7-9pm at the NCAC Auditorium at Northport Public School. Info: northportomenachamber.org
March 21…Rogers City Elementary School PTO will hold a ladies night out fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rogers City. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6:00. The event includes dinner, a cash bar, a live auction, large ticket raffle, Chinese and basket auctions, and a wine pull. Tickets are limited and cost $20. They are available at the elementary school office. For more information, call 734-9150.
March 21… The Huron Humane Society will hold its annual gala at the Sanctuary Inn in Alpena beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. The event includes a VIP table, a prime rib dinner, a cash bar and a silent and live auction. For more information or to get tickets, call 356-4794.
March 21… Calcite Credit Union will host a 'Rockin' and Rollin' for a Cure' dance party from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Rogers City Servicemen's Club. The theme is "back to the 70s" and music will be provided by Stagefright. The event also include a 50-50 raffle, Chinese raffle, cash bar and silent auction. Tickets are available at the Credit Union (in Rogers City or Posen) or the Servicemen's Club. Proceeds benefit Friends Together. Info: 989-734-4130
March 22…Aqua Egg Hunt 10a-3p at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. THREE EGG HUNT WAVES!10:00-11:00 AM, 12:00-1:00 PM & 2:00-3:00 PM.
Under water Egg Hunt, Easter Bunny, and Open Swim! Trade your eggs with the Easter Bunny at the end of your hunt for an awesome Goody Bag! One lucky hunter from each wave will win a private pool party for 20! Limited to 50 swimmers (includes parents in the water with their child). Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Each Participant will be given a collection bag to use in the water. Popcorn and beverages will be available for purchase. Info: charlevoixpool.org
March 25…Michigan Works Career Fair 1-4p at the Cheboygan National Guard Armory. 1-3 open to ticket holders who attend a career preparation class, 3-4 open to general public. Info: Cheboygan.com
March 26… Soup Supper Fundraiser for the Cheboygan County Humane Society! Delicious choices of homemade casseroles, soups, bread, desserts and beverages. Located at the Inverness Township hall on VFW Road in Cheboygan from 4-6pm. Adults $7.50, Kids 12 and under $5. Take outs available! Info: 231-238-8221
March 28…Harbor Spring Community Easter Egg Hunt & Party Noon-3p at Kiwanis Park. Egg hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, lunch, prizes, games and crafts. Info: 231-526-0610
March 28…5K Color Tour – Fighting Cancer One Color at a Time 9:30am starting at the Pavilion-Downtown Gaylord. The fun run/walk will not be timed. This is an event to enjoy with your friends, family, team, group, a time to share laughs, smiles, and stay on a path of getting healthy while helping those fighting cancer to be able to celebrat more birthdays! This is a fun run/walk where you will get showered in eco-friendly, safe color based corn starch for children and adults. At each color station you will fight cancer one color at a time! $30 for 18 & over; $25 under 18. Benefits the American Cancer Society. Info: gaylordmichigan.net
March 29…Annual Chili Fest fundraiser for the Alger County Animal Shelter at the American Legion Hall – Traverse City. Chili, Veggie Chili, Hot Dogs, Nachos, Desserts, Refreshments and Carry-Out $7.00 Donation, $6 for Veterans Kids Under 4 are FREE! Live Music - Raffles - Silent Auction 12 to 4 - Drawing at 4pm - Cash Bar. Info:algeranimalshelter.org