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
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-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
Now -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
Now-Sept 2…Family Dinner & a Movie Nights 5:20 (if interested in dinner), Dinner is ordered at 5:30pm. Movie will begin as soon as pizza arrives. Movie is free. Harbor Springs Sk8 Park. Movie listing and more info: harborspringschamber.com
Now -Aug 27th…Real Street Theatre-downtown St. Ignace. 7pm. Jugglers, magicians, musicians, clowns, and more! Info: saintignace.org
Now – Sept 24…Manna Food Project in Petoskey is collecting cans and cash for their “Food 4 Kids” backpack program. The BIG weekend is September 1st, 2nd, 3rd where Meijer will double match your $10.00 donation and make it $30.00 when you purchase a “simply give” donation card. Info: 231-347-8852
July 27-Aug 31…Rhythm on the River 6pm. Enjoy music every Wednesday downtown Indian River. Info irchamber.com
Aug 5-26…(Fridays only) Friday Night Live 5:30-9p downtown Traverse City. Jazz, art, food, demonstrations, family activities and more! Along the 100 & 200 blocks of East Front Street. Info: traversecity.com
Aug 8 – Oct 17… Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Munson Healthcare Hospice of Cadillac is offering a 10-week grief support group for “Understanding Your Grief.” These sessions will provide insightful instruction and mutual relationship support group. The weekly group meetings are free of charge and will be held at the Munson Home Care Office located at 7985 Mackinaw Trail, Suite 100, in Cadillac, from 10:00AM to 12:00 PM, on Mondays beginning on August 8 to October 17. For more information or to preregister for the classes call 231-876-2578.
Aug 23-28…Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair – Petoskey. Carnival, food, 4-h exhibits, Monster Truck Shoot-out, live music, dance party, arts & crafts and more! Info: emmetchxfair.org
Aug 23-27…Manistee County Fair at the Onekama Fairgrounds. Shows, Racing, Exhibits, Games, SJO Motocross, Michigan Truck & Tractor Pulls, T-N-T SideXSide Drag Racing, New Stock Car races, & Night of Destruction Demolition Derby. www.manisteecountyfair.org
Aug 25…Free Summer Concert 7-8pm at Festival Square-Cheboygan. Performing: Uncle Ugly. Info: cheboygan.com
Aug 25…Northport Follies 7-9pm at the Northport Community Arts Center. Local talent, fun, door prize. $10 adults, $5 ages 12-18, under 12 free. Info: northportomenachamber.org
Aug 26…Stuff the Bus 9a-3p at Walmart in Cheboygan. Drop off school supplies for area children. Info: cheboygan.com
Aug 26… 2016 Bay Harbor Foundation Yard Sale is in Village of Bay Harbor between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. If you wish to donate to the Yard Sale, please call the Bay Harbor Foundation office at (231) 439-2700, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 26…Dog Days of Summer Dog Show Fundraiser 3:30-4:30 at Aspen Ridge Retirement Village-Gaylord. Benefiting the Otsego County Animal Shelter, the entry fee is by donation and registers your dog for contests and prizes. Accepted donations include: cash or supplies including: kitty litter, Purina One Kitten Chow or Purina Puppy Chow. Your RSVP is required and space is limited. The event will be held indoors in the event of inclement weather. Please contact Christy Walcott at 989-705-2500 to register or for more information. Aspen Ridge Retirement Village is located at 1261 Village Parkway in Gaylord.
Aug 26-27…Cheboygan County Humane Society Garage Sale at the Cheboygan Fair Grounds. Antiques, clothing, furniture, books and more! Fri 9a-6p, Sat 9a-5p. Info: cheboyganhumanesociety.org
Aug 26-28…Rendezvous at the Straits PowWow at the Father Marquette National Memorial-St. Ignace. Traditional dancing, Native flute music, hoop dancing, food, arts & crafts and more. Info: saintignace.org
Aug 26-27…Headwaters Music Festival 6-10 at the Otsego Club & Resort. This is a two-evening celebration of music of all genres by local, regional and even internationally known muscians! The "Locals on the Lawn" concert takes place on Friday Aug 26th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Featuring: A Brighter Bloom ~ Lance Boughner ~ Sydni ~ Zeke & The Stray Bulltes ~ Gaylord Steel Drum Band ~ Gaylord Orchestra Quintet. Lots of fun activities for kids of all ages are also planned. The Otsego Club will have food and beverages for sale, including local craft beer and wine. Visit the booths of local arts and craft vendors. Internationally known blues artist, Lary McCray will be the headline act on Sat. Aug 27th, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Food, beverages and arts and crafts will be on hand for your enjoyment as well. Info: gaylordchamber.com
Aug 26…Bake Sale for Riley Proctor 9a-5p at Straits Area Federal Credit Union. If you would like to bake or make a donation, call 231-420-8692. Riley has stage 4 esophageal/gastric cancer.
Aug 26-27…Balloons Over Bellaire. Hot air balloonists will take to the air. Bring your camera from 6-8pm Friday and Saturday, teams will take flight from the slopes of Summit Mountain behind the Lakeview Hotel. Info: bellairechamber.com
Aug 28-Sept 5…Chippewa County Fair-Kinross. Carnival, 4-H exhibits, flea market, Demo Derby, Horse Pull, stock car racing, barn dance, entertainment and more! Info: chippewafair.com
Aug 27… CHEBOYGAN COMPASSIONATE MINISTRIES ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT IS 11-A.M. TO 2-P.M. AT THE WESLEYAN COMMUNITY CHURCH ON 6TH STREET IN CHEBOYGAN. FREE LUNCH, HAIRCUTS AND BACKPACKS WILL BE OFFERED. ANY CHEBOYGAN STUDENT, KINDERGARTEN THRU 12TH GRADE IS WELCOME.
Aug 27…Benzie Radio Controllers 19th Annual Air Show 10-3p at the Thompsonville Airport. Many Radio Controlled model aircraft, fixed wings, helicopters, warbirds, jets, and more! Refreshments available, just bring chairs! Free Admission - Goodwill donations accepted. Info: visitbenzie.com
Aug 27…Charlevoix Area Humane Society “Leader of the Pack” Ride. Registration 9:30a, ride at 11am. Location: Lake Charlevoix Brewing/Boyne Pub, 220 South Lake Street Boyne City MI. Course: Start/Finish Downtown 220 South Lake St. Course is out and back around Lake Charlevoix. Pre-register: On line www.charlevoixhumane.org or in person at the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce, or the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. Info: petoskeyarea.com
Aug 27…Annual Ice Cream Social: Enjoy ice cream sundaes & root beer floats, a book sale, games, live music by Oh Brother Big Sister, & more. The Metro Fire Department & Grand Traverse Sheriff Department K9 Team will also be at this event at the East Bay Branch Library, TC. Free. 922-2085.
Aug 27…Ride for Hospice Poker Run. Leaves from Hospice House Cheboygan at Noon. $10 entry fee. Cash prizes. 117 mile run with 6 stops. Info: 231-627-6534
Aug 27…Benefit spaghetti dinner 4-8p at Cheboygan High School. Silent auction. Proceeds help Riley Proctor’s fight against cancer. Info: 231-818-9988
Aug 27…Country Dance: 6pm hot dog dinner, 7-10pm dance, Summit City Grange, Kingsley. Live music. Donation. 231-263-4499.
Aug 27…End of Summer Teen Dance 7-10 at the Traverse Area District Library on Woodmere-Traverse City. Food, drinks, music and shiny things will be provided. The Teen Dance is free and open to all teenagers. Info: tadl.org
Aug 27-28…Lumberjack Breakfast & Music Festival. Country Music Festival and Polka Band Lumberjack Breakfast both days. All you can eat. 7:00-noon. Adults: $8.00 Children 6-12: $5 Children 5 & under are free. At the Tahquamenon Logging Museum-Newberry. Phone: 906-293-5777
Aug 27-28…27th Annual Corvette Crossroads Auto Show-Mackinaw City. Entertainment, laser light show, poker walk, Mackinac Bridge Parade, Arts & crafts and more! Info: mackinawcity.com
Aug 27-28…Mackinaw City Arts & Craft Show at Conkling Heritage Park. Feature 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, much more. Time: 10:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. on Sunday Location: Conkling Heritage Waterfront Park, South Huron Avenue Mackinaw City. Info: mackinaw-city.com
Aug 28…Sacred Heart Catholic Church Annual Festival at the church in Riggsville. Dinner of baked chicken & roast beef, with garden vegetables & dessert will be served from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm. Dinners are $12 adults & $5 for children 5-10. There will also be raffle tickets with a $1000 first prize, hourly 50/50 drawing, live music from Lucky Star’s Polka Band, bingo, kid’s games, face painting, country store, refreshment stand & more. Info: cheboygan.com
Sept 1…1960’s Vintage Fashion Show 7:30-9pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Traverse City. Part runway show, part lecture, costume designer Risa Alecci will announce the show and talk about the fashions and their cultural context. Your ticket includes one signature cocktail or glass of wine, and entry into a drawing for fashionable door prizes. $20. Info: traversecity.com
Sept 3…Annual Chicken BBQ to benefit St. Thomas Food Pantry 4-7p at St John Lutheran Church-Cheboygan. Donation plus non-perishable food item. Info: 231-627-5149
Sept 3…Boyne Kiwanis Car Show 9a-3p, Veterans Park. Cars, music, food and more! Info: boynechamber.com
Sept 3-4…Arts and Crafts Dockside – St. Igance. Sat 9a-6p, Sun 9a-5p. More than 100 artists and crafters display their unique creations along the waterfront downtown. Enjoy food and music. Info: saintignace.org
Sept 4…Boyne City Annual Drag Race at the Boyne City Airport. Registration 8:30, racing noon-5pm. Driver $25 pre-register/$30 day of; $15 pit passes; general admission $10, children under 12 free. Funds support the Boyne City Police Dept and BC Airport. Info: bcpddragrace.org
Sept 5…59th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk over the Mackinac Bridge 7a-11a. Info: mackinawcity.com
Sept 5…17th Annual Labor Day State Street Bridge Walk 11:45-Cheboygan. Walk ends at Festival Square with free hot dogs, chips, drink. Info: 231-627-6177
Sept 9-10…19th Annual Hopps of Fun Beer & Wine Festival at Mackinaw Crossing. Features an extensive sampling of 50+ award winning Michigan micro brewed beers and over 40 wines from Michigan's four internationally recognized wine regions. Food, wine, beer, entertainment and fun! Festival grounds are located at Mackinaw Crossings in Downtown Mackinaw City. Time: 5:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. on Friday, and 1:00p.m. till 11:00 p.m. on Saturday. $5. Info: mackinaw-city.com
Sept 9…Downtown Traverse City Art Walk 5pm. Enjoy an evening of art, refreshments, food and music on a self guided tour throughout Downtown Traverse City. Walking maps are available at each participating location and the Downtown Traverse City office. Info: traversecity.com
Sept 9-10…Top of the Lake Snowmobile Show 10-5 at Little Bear East Arena-St. Ignace. Free admission. Info: saintignace.org
Sept 9-10…9th Annual Antique Tractor Parade. Watch HUNDREDS of unique tractors in this year's Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Tractor Parade starting in Mackinaw City and crossing over the Mighty Mackinac Bridge to St. Ignace. Public Viewing St. Ignace (Little Bear Arena) Starts on Friday September 9th 2016 at approximately 10:00am & Saturday September 10th, 2016 from 8:00am-5:00pm. Info: mackinaw-city.com
Sept 9-11…65th Annual Posen Potato Festival! Carnival, flea market, arts & crafts, parade, polka dance, live music, Bump & run, and more! Info: posenpotatofestival.com
Sept 9…TC Patriot Game. TC West vs TC Central. Tailgate party 5:30, ceremony to honor military and first responders at 6:30p, game time 7:15p. Free admission for Active duty and retired military & first responders. Commemorative shirts while they last available at several locations. More details: tcpatriotgame.com
Sept 10…10th Annual Taste of Benzie & Beyond at Mineral Springs Park-Frankfort. Come sample the area's restaurants and what they have to offer and as well as local beer and wine. Sidewalk Chalk Art contest - Kid's games and activities. Info: visitbenzie.com
Sept 10…Cheboygan Music Boosters “Cruising the Straits” about Shepler’s Sacre Bleu. 7-8:30. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dessert. Board in Mackinaw City. $60 each or 2 for $100. Info: chebmusicboosters.org
Sept 10… Elmira Warner Firefighters Association of Otsego County is having their 5th annual open house from 3-7 p.m. at the Elmira Fire Hall. There will be
having a ticket auction and food.
Sept 10…Sturgeon For Tomorrow Banquet 5-? At the KofC Hall-Cheboygan.
Catered meal, cash bar, door prizes, outdoor gear and more. $30 adults/$20 14 & under. Proceeds fund lake sturgeon hatchery, research, conservation, education. Info: sturgeonfortomorrow.org
Sept 10…Charlevoix Elks Lodge V-Twins for Vets Poker Run & Pig Roast 10a-11p a the Elks Lodge. The event includes a noon-5, 5-stop run in beautiful Northern Michigan and concludes back at the Charlevoix Elks Lodge for a pig roast, live and silent auctions, and music. Pre-registration will begin August 1 and end on August 31st. Pre-registered riders/players ($30 ticket) will receive the commemorative run shirt for free on the day of the event. Those not pre-registered can purchase a shirt for $15 (long-sleeve $20). All proceeds benefit local veteran charities. Info: Charlevoix.org
Sept 10-11…Harvest Stompede. Features a spectacular race through Leelanau’s vineyards followed by a self-guided wine tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty. The Harvest Stompede Wine Tour starts on Saturday immediately following the race. The tour takes place from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir wine glass and a special wine pour and food pairing at each of 25 participating wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. (Tickets do NOT include race registration.) Info: traversecity.com
Sept 11…5th Annual Casual Black & White Fundraiser 5:30-8:30p at the Chief Golf Course-Bellaire. Benefits the Bellaire Youth Center. Info: bellairechamber.com
Sept 16…Paddle Antrim Festival “Block Party” 2-5p at Richardi Park-Bellaire. Entertainment, food & drink, games and more. Free for paddlers, $3 other. Info: paddleantrim.com
Sept 16-18…Annual Richard Crane Memorial Big Truck Show and Parade of Lights. September 17th: Semi-Trucks on Display and the Mackinac Bridge "Parade of Lights" starting at dusk in St. Ignace crossing the "Mighty Mac" to Mackinaw City and then will return to St. Ignace. September
18th: Semi-Trucks on Display & Awards Ceremony at Little Bear East Arena. Info:stignace.com
Sept 16-20…NHL Prospects Tournament at Centre Ice-Traverse City. The tournament will be divided into two four-team divisions. Teams will play each team in their division in a round-robin format before a crossover on the final day of the tournament. Prices and times vary. Info: centreice.org
Sept 17…Harvest Dance 7:30p at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park-Mackinaw City. Celebrate the season with live music under light of the Full Harvest Moon! Performing will be the Jill Jack Band! Info: visitmackinawcitymichigan.com
Sept 17…The Hoppy Grapevine Tasting Trail Event 1-5pm at the Cheboygan Trailhead. Local breweries, wineries, arts & crafts, farmers market, bounce house and more. Info: cheboygan.com
Sept 17…The Rogers City Fall Fest will take place from 10am-5p.m. at Westminster park in downtown Rogers City. There will be a Arts and Crafts show, Farmer's market, Bounce House and Kids Activities, also Whitefish Sandwiches and Family fun, everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact Kiwanis Club of Rogers City at 735-4587.
Sept 17…Leland Heritage Festival 10-4p. Classic car show, Wood Boats on the Wall, shopping specials and more. Info: lelandmi.com
Sept 17…Elk Rapids Arts & Crafts Show 10-4p on River Street. Crafters, food, art, family fun. Info: elkrapidschamber.org
Sept 18…Concert for Conservation 5-8pm at Aten Place-Boyne Falls. Little Traverse Conservancy offers a chance to spend time with friends, share food and music for preserving the land. Info: landtrust.org
Sept 23-24…Mackinaw City Micro-brew & Wine Festival. 5-10 Fri, 1-10p Saturday. Live music, beer, wine and more. Info: mackinawcity.com
Sept 23-26…Detroit Red Wing Training Camp at Centre Ice-Traverse City. Red Wings players, prospects and tryouts will be divided into teams that will practice and scrimmage throughout camp, leading up to the annual Red and White Game on September 26 at 12pm. Times and prices vary. Info: centreice.org
Sept 24…St John Luthern Church Fall Craft Show 10-3p. Info: 231-537-0015
Sept 24…Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Extravaganza 10-6p downtown Bellaire. Brew tent, live music, zany scarecrows, craft & flea market, kids activities and more! Info: bellairechamber.com
Sept 24…Acme Fall Festival 10-4pm at Flintsfield Horse Park-Williamsburg. Craft show, farmers market, kids activities, silent auction, live entertainment and more! Info: discoveracme.com
Sept 24…Boyne City Harvest Festival 8a-4pm downtown. Music, crafts, farmers market, horse-drawn hayrides, kids games and more! Info: boynechamber.com
Sept 24…Leaf Peekers Craft Show 9a-3p at the East Jordan Community Center. Info: ejchamber.org
Sept 24…Taste of Harbor Springs noon-3pm on the Waterfront. Unlimited food tates, two drink tickets, commemorative glass. $25 adv/$35 day of. Supports culinary scholarships. Info: harborspringschamber.com
Sept 25…Boyne City Firefighters present David Adam Byrnes with special guest Morgan Frazier for two shows at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center 3p & 6p. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $60 Family pass (2 adults + kids). Info: 231-225-0275
Sept 30…Seedums Garden Club presents “Tastes & Treasures” Luncheon & Marketplace 11:30-1:30 at the Cheboygan Eagles Club. Tickets $15. Info: 231-627-9038
Sept 30…Germanfest 6-11p at Trinity Lutheran Church-Traverse City. Enjoy an evening of authentic German food, entertainment, and dancing. Guests must be 21 or over. Your ID is required. $40, includes food & entertainment. Info: traversecity.com
Sept 30-Oct 2…Harbor Springs Festival of the Book. A celebration of readers, writers, books and the literary craft. Over the course of three days, attendees will experience keynote addresses, panel discussions, educational programs, cookbook author events, readings, and book signings with authors, illustrators, and journalists. Info: hsfoth.org
Oct 1…Empire Hops Festival noon-10p downtown Empire. Food, beverages, music and more. $15, inc. glass & drink tickets. Info: empirechamber.com