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: 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
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 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 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
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 Thursday through Labor Day: Charlevoix Summer Concert Series 7-9pm at Odmark Performance Pavillion. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy local, regional and national artists playing a variety of musical genres. Free and open to the public. Info: www.charlevoix.org
Every Thursday thru Aug 14…Live music at the Depot in Alden 6-8pm. Info: www.elkrapidschamber.org
Running through August 30th, “Guardians of the Lakes” exhibit at the History Center of Traverse City. The exhibit features an overview of U.S. Coast Guard history, local U.S. Coast Guard history, video clips through the years, vintage photos, models, uniforms and interactive activities for children. History Center hours: Wed.-Sat. 10am-5pm. Info: 231-995-313
Now-Aug 31… Fresh Air Fit: Power Flow Yoga, Every Sunday 7:30pm-8:30pm at Aloha State Park Cost: By Donation!! All levels of expertise and flexibility are welcome to come try to experience the benefits of the practice for themselves. This program will meet near the entrance of the park, by the playground equipment. Suggested items to bring: beach towel, comfortable clothing, bug spray, and your willingness. For more information visit: www.SpiritOfTheNorthYoga.com or call: (231) 420-9923 [This program requires the Recreation Passport for entry. This yearly pass costs $11 and is available at any State Park. For more information, please visit www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport]
Now-Aug 28… Fresh Air Fit: Power Flow Yoga, Every Tues 7:30pm-8:30pm and Thurs 9a-10a at Burt Lake State Park Cost: By Donation!! All levels of expertise and flexibility are welcome to come try to experience the benefits of the practice for themselves. This program will meet near the entrance of the park, by the playground equipment. Suggested items to bring: beach towel, comfortable clothing, bug spray, and your willingness. For more information visit: www.SpiritOfTheNorthYoga.com or call: (231) 420-9923 [This program requires the Recreation Passport for entry. This yearly pass costs $11 and is available at any State Park. For more information, please visit www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport]
Now –Aug 30…Stone Circle Gatherings 9-11:45p Poetry, storytelling & music every Saturday featuring a unique outdoor setting around a fire. Ten miles north of Elk Rapids off US 31 on Stone Circle Drive. $5 Adults, Kids 12 & Under $3. Info: 231-264-9467
June 13 – Aug 29… Stroll the Streets fills downtown Boyne City with music and fun every summer Friday evening for the 11th year. Music ranges from traditional folk, bluegrass and jazz to rock. Special activities include magicians, caricature artists, face-painters and balloon-twisters and more! Info:231-582-9009
June 20-Aug 15… The summer series of East Jordan Music in the park kicks off at 7:00 PM in the Bandshell Memorial park. The concerts are two hours in length. The family friendly concert series will run every Friday until August 15. Info: 231-536-7351
June 26-Aug 28…Every Thursday, Street Musique 7-9 pm downtown Harbor Springs. Enjoy different styles of music, there are also children's activities from magic shows and balloon animals to face painting and sidewalk chalk available for kids throughout town. Info: 231-526-7999
Every Thursday through Sept 4th…Concert on the Lawn at Grand Traverse Pavillions-Traverse City. 7:00 PM Free to the public - donations welcome. Sit back, unfold you lawn chair, and relax to the sounds from local musicians. Info: 231-932-3000
Now thru Aug 12, every Tuesday, the Friends of Topinabee Library will host summer story time at the Topinabee park from 11-11:30am. Stories are geared toward children 4-8pm, but all are welcome. Info: 231-627-3451
July 2-27…Horse Shows by the Bay at Flintfields Horse Park-Williamsburg. Features thousands of the nation's best horses and riders competing in the International Olympic disciplines of show jumping and dressage. Spectators are welcome at our Feature Events. Feature events are scheduled on the weekends. Info: www.horseshowsbythebay.com
Now through Sept 1…Visit the History Center Museum in Traverse City for the Great Lakes Block Building Adventure, a maritime themed display made entirely of Lego bricks. Historic boats, freighters, pirate corner, some hands on displays. Hours Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun Noon-4p. Info 231-995-0313
July 3 thru Aug 28…Bayside Live! 7-8p at St Ignace Public Marina. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to great music. Every Thursday thru Aug 28. Info: 906-643-8717
July 6-Aug 31…Every Sunday, Free movies by the bay at American Legion Park-St Ignace 10pm. Free popcorn. All movies rated PG. Info: www.saintignace.org
July 14-20…Indian River Summerfest. Live entertainment, rubber duck race, fireman’s water ball competition, ice cream social, kids day, parade, battle of the bands and more! Info: www.indianriverarea.com
July 14- Aug 18…Cheboygan County United Way 5th Annual Stuff the Bus to help collect school supplies for children in need. Items needed: pencils, binders, crayons, rulers, scissors and more. Drop off locations include: Calcite Credit Union, BKC Insurance, State Farm and others. Info: 231-627-2288
July 15-19...50th Annual Gaylord Alpenfest! Parades, live music, activities for the whole family, fireworks, carnival and more! Info: www.gaylordalpenfest.com
July 17…Summer Concert Series 7-8:30 at Festival Square downtown Cheboygan. Featuring: The Petoskey Steel Drum Band. Free. Info: www.cheboygan.com
July 17-19… 12th annual Beaver Island Music Festival. Performers will include The Ragbirds, North Country Flyers, The Crane Wives, Soul Patch, Galactic Sherpas, Conga Se Menne, Ben Daniels Band, Fauxgrass, C2 "Charlie Squared", Ned and the Dirt, Connor Zwetsch, Fox, Masters of Festival Hosts Dave Boutette, John Latini & Special Guest Jamie Sue Seal. Tickets-$55.00 for a weekend pass and one day passes are $25.00. There is expanded free camping on site, vending at the festival including food and drink and arts and craft items Tickets and other information can be found at www.bimf.net, email@example.com, 231-838-2883
July 17-19… 50th Anniversary Mustang Show. Includes Mustangs from 1964 to 2014 on display, Detroit bands and local talent on stage, food/ drink, kids activities, a craft show and will be topped off with a parade of Mustangs across the Mackinac Bridge, in Mackinaw City. Info:www.mackinawcity.com
July 18-19… Traveling VietNam Memorial wall will be in Boyne City at the Sunset park from 6-9PM on Friday, July 18th and on Saturday, July 19th from 9am to 1pm. Please come and honor our fallen soldiers.
July 18-19…The Old Town Playhouse Young Company presents “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. 7pm Fri, 2p & 7p Sat. at the Old Town Playhouse-Traverse City. $15 adults/Children 12 & under $6. Info: www.oldtownplayhouse.com
July 18-19…Harbor Springs Historical Society presents “Shay Days”, a celebration of inventor Ephraim Shay 10-3p. Live steam trains, electric trains, walking tours, tours of the Shay House and more. Info: 231-526-9771
July 18…Petoskey Rocks! 6-9pm Meet and greet with local and Art in the Park artists in stores throughout Downtown to see a highlight of each artist’s work. Also enjoy carriage rides, ghost walks, and a Concert in the Park & Movie in the Park at Dark. Info: www.petoskeyarea.com
July 19…Annual PoochFest 9a-noon at Veteran Park-Boyne City to benefit the Charlevoix Humane Society. Info: www.charlevoixhumane.org
July 19…Street Legends Classic Car Show on Bridge St & in East Park starting at noon-Charlevoix Info: 231-547-9013
July 19…Empire Anchor Day. Parade, games, chicken BBQ and more! Info: wwwempirechamber.com
July 19…Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival 1-7p at Marina Park-Suttons Bay. The festival will feature tastes from local wineries, distilleries, and breweries, delicious food from Leelanau Peninsula’s restaurants, art by talented area vendors, and live music from some of Michigan’s top entertainment. Info: 231-944-9719
July 19…Art in the Park 10a-6pm – Pennsylvania Park, Petoskey. With more than 100 vendors on hand, you'll find something for everyone! – Info: www.petoskeyarea.com
July 19-20…Toys for Kids toy drive 10a-8pm at Walmart in Cheboygan
July 19…Ride for Hospice Poker Run to benefit Hospice of the Straits Hospice House. $10 entry fee, available at Indian River Sports Center. Info: 231-818-2444
July 19-20… 6th annual Kayak for a Cause on Walloon Lake, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Raise much needed dollars for scholarships for children to attend Camp Daggett Adventure Center programs. Kayakers can choose a one-day paddle for $150 in pledges or a two-day paddle for $300. All paddlers are invited to attend the “I Did It Celebration” on Sunday afternoon. For more information about joining the event, contact Grace Ketchum at 231-347-9742 ext. 102.
July 19-26…Charlevoix Venetian Festival. Live music, games, carnival, parade and more! Info: www.venetianfestival.com
July 20…7th Annual Kayak & Bike Biathlon at DeVoe Public Beach-Indian River 9a-11am. Enter for fun, fitness or competition! Info:www.cheboygan.com
July 20…Cheboygan Fire Department Kid’s Picnic 1-3pm at Gordon Turner Park. Free hot dogs, chips, drink, fire truck rides, games and more! Info: www.cheboygan.com
July 22… Mancelona Chamber of Commerce hosts several "Summer Celebration" band concerts each summer. The second concert of the 2014 season features duo Jason & Nick. The event is set in Mancelona at the Farmers Pavillion (located next to the buck pole in railroad park, at the traffic light). Concerts are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., open to the public, and there is no charge to attend. Info: 231-587-5500.
July 23…Knights of Columbus Pork Dinner 4:30-6:30pm. By donation, proceeds benefit Bishop Baraga and KofC Charities. US 27 South-Cheboygan
July 24…”Woman Can Do” Fundraising Luncheon 11:30-1:45pm at Pier M-33-Cheboygan. Benefits the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan. Ticket $100. Info: 231-347-0067
July 24…Petoskey Rocks! 6-9pm Meet and greet with local and Art in the Park artists in stores throughout Downtown to see a highlight of each artist’s work. Also enjoy carriage rides, ghost walks, and a Concert in the Park & Movie in the Park at Dark. Info: www.petoskeyarea.com
July 24-27…27th Annual Walloon Lake Antique Tractor Engine and Craft Show. $7 admission, under 12 free with adult. Arts & crafts, antique autos, petting zoo, kids activities, live entertainment and more! Info:www.walloonlakeflywheelers.com
July 25…Community Appreciation Picnic at First Federal Bank-Main St, Cheboygan 11-2p. Free Lunch, activites for kids and more! Info: www.cheboygan.com
July 25-26…2014 Cheboygan Downtown Music Fest! Begins at 5pm in Festival Square. Friday: Evan Archambo, Allen as Tim, Jedi Mind Trip. Sat: Doug Thomas & the Undercover Band, The Jon Archambault Band, Rule 76. Free admission. Info: www.cheboygan.com
July 25-27…Royal Craft Show and Fiber Festival at Castle Farms in Charlevoix. Over 100 vendors showcasing unique garments, accessories, home decor pieces, foods, candles, spices, Holiday décor, jewelry and more. Fri 1-7p, Sat 10a-5p, Sun 10-4p. $5 Person, under 12 free. Info: www.castlefarms.com
July 26-27…Bay Harbor Art Festival at the Village at Bay Harbor 10a-7p St, 10-4p Sun. Celebrate the talents of the finest local and national artists and enjoy live music. Info: www.bayharbor.com
July 26…Rockin Rivertown Ride 9am-noon at Festival Square-downtown Cheobygan. Poker Run, live music, Rolling Thunder Parade on Main Street. Info: www.cheboygan.com
July 26…Cross Roads Industries Summer Concert Series 4-7pm at the Alternative Landscaping Demonstration Garden in Gaylord. $5 admission, 15 & under free. July 26: featuring The Cookies. Info: 989-732-1233
July 26…Traverse Bay Outdoor Art Fair 10-5p on the campus of NMC-Traverse City. Showcasing more than 120 artists from across the country. Featuring jewelry, sculpture, photography, glass, wood, fiber and more. Info: 231-941-9488
July 26…Lion’s Club Fly-in Breakfast at Woolsey Memorial Airport-Northport 8a-noon. Watch classic planes land and old cars arrive, enjoy a pancake breakfast. $8 adults, 5-12 $4, 4 & under free. Info:231-386-5575
July 26…1st Annual Benevolent Tinker Worship Jamboree 10a-6pm at Cheboygan County Fairgrounds. Bring a chair and bottled water. Free. Info: 231-548-2012
July 26…Friends of Alanson’s 2nd Annual Beer and Wine Tasting Festival and 1st Juried Fine Art Show at Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge and Suites located on US 31 just north of the M 68 intersection in Alanson. This year’s event will benefit the Alanson High School’s Agriscience Greenhouse Project. The Juried Art show is from 11 am to 6 pm and is FREE and open to the public. The Beer and Wine Tasting from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 the day of the event. Info: 231-330-3188
July 27-28…Native American Cultural Day 2-4pm at Hospice Reflection Garden-Cheboygan. Teachings, drumming, crafts and more. Free. Info:www.cheboygan.com
July 29- Aug 3…10th Annual Traverse City Film Festival. Feature films, shorts, film school sessions, discussions, free outdoor movies and more! Info:www.traversecityfilmfest.org
July 30-Aug 2…Harbor Days in Elk Rapids! Carnival, movie in the park, parade, live entertainment, fireworks, and more! Info: www.elkrapidsharbordays.org
July 31-Aug 3…40th Annual Boyne Falls Polish Festival. Polka tent, mud run, youth day, car show, carnival, parade and more! Info: www.boynefallspolishfestival.com
July 31…St Anthony Annual Garage Sale 9a-3pm. Central Ave, Mackinaw City.
Aug 1-7…Friends of the Peninsula Library annual used book sale during normal library hours. Info: www.tadl.org
Aug 1…National Teen Libray Lock-in 8pm-8am. Teens ages 13-18 are invited to spend the night at the library. Arrival time is 8:00-8:30 PM. After that there will be no coming or leaving except for the optional pick-up time of 11:00.
We will have games, crafts, music, virtual author visits, movies and lot and lots of fun. Participants are encouraged to bring pajamas for a pajama contest, flashlights, sleeping bags, and pillows. We will supply the pizza, ice cream, breakfast, and various snacks. Info: www.tadl.org
Aug 1…Hot dogs for Habitat 11-2p parking lot of Citizen’s National Bank-Cheboygan. Benefits Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity. Info: www.cheboygan.com
Aug 1…Cheboygan Salmon Tournament Opening Festivities 5-9p at Gordon Turner Park. Adults $9, kids under 12 $4. Info:www.cheboygan.com
Aug 1…Petoskey Rocks! 6-9pm. Meet and greet with local and Art in the Park artists in stores throughout Downtown to see a highlight of each artist’s work. Also enjoy carriage rides, ghost walks, and a Concert in the Park & Movie in the Park at Dark. Info: www.petoskeyarea.com
Aug 1…Friday Night Live 5:30-9pm downtown Traverse City. Community block party features music, entertainment, food, demonstrations and family activities along the 100 and 200 blocks of East Front Street. Phone: (231) 922-2050
Aug 1-2…Mackinaw Area Historical Festival at Historical Village in Mackinaw City. The event will feature: fun, food, music, vintage baseball, childrens games, and tours. The days' events are highlighted with: Live Displays, Wagon Rides, 1870's music, Square Dancing, Maypole dance, Quilters, Soap making & many other activities. Info: www.mackinawhistory.org
Aug 1-3…Rendezvous in Mackinaw & 18th Century Trade Fair at Conkling Heritage Park. 18th & 19th Century life in Native American, Military & Civilian Encampment. The Fort Michilimackinac's intent is to present Native Americans, Americans, French & English as they mixed together in the 1700's & early 1800's in the Mackinaw Region. The 18th Century Trade Fair will feature merchants & blanket traders with 18th & 19th Century crafts, clothing and accessories. There will also be Musket Firing, Cooking and other demonstrations. Hawk and knife, archery and other competitions. Info: www.mackinawcity.com
Aug 2…Classic Boats on the Boardwalk 10-4p– Boardman River, Traverse City. Boats on display usually include high-powered mahogany runabouts, hydroplanes, outboards, vintage engines, powered launches, wooden canoes, and rowboats. Info: 616-249-0529
Aug 2…Music on Mullett featuring Chris Cahill 1-4pm at Mullett Lake Marina. Info: www.irchamber.com
Aug 2…Angel Ambassadors 4th Annual BBQ & Blues Scramble at Springbrook Golf Club-Boyne Falls. The event will benefit local Michigan Veterans and their families. This is an 18 hole, 4 person scramble tournament. There will be food, music and dancing. Also, there will be a 50/50 drawing. Cash bar available inside clubhouse. Dinner to follow 5:00pm Awards & Acknowledgements 6:00 DJ, Dancing and Music Cost Dinner & Music $10.00 per person. Info:231-535-5155
Aug 2…Bayside Music Festival 5-11p St. Ignace Public Marina. Live music, food booths, beer tent, fireworks and more! Info: www.saintignace.org
Aug 2-3…Suttons Bay Annual Community Art Festival at Marina Park.
Aug 2-9…Cheboygan County Fair! Gates open from 8a-11p. Carnival, 4X4 Mud Run, Polka Dance, Horse Pull, Bump & Run Derby, Horse Show and more! $3 admission to the fair, additional cost for grandstand events. Kids 12 & under, free fair admission. Info: www.cheboygan.com
Aug 2-9…Northwestern Michigan Fair. Carnival, tough truck competition, live stock shows, barn dance, exhibits and more! Info: www.traversecity.com
Aug 3…Community Night of Worship 6-8pm at Festival Square-Cheboygan. Music from different local churches, hot dogs, bounce house, face painting and more. Info: www.cheboygan.com
Aug 3…Free Ice Cream Social 2-4pm at the River Pavilion in Cedar. Come enjoy a hot fudge or wild cherry sundae to help celebrate the 14th anniversary of providing free educational, healthy, inter-generational and fun activities for Cedar and surrounding area. Info: 231-228-3426
Aug 7-9…Antrim County Fair-Bellaire. Livestock, family yard sale, greased pig contest, pony rides, dog show and more! Info: www.antrimcountyfair.com
Aug 7-10…Farmfest 2014, Roby Road-Johannesburg. Features traditional folk and bluegrass to modern reggae and folk-flavored rock'n'roll. Come camp on site, or drive out for the day. $25 daily, $80 weekend at the gate. 12 & Under are free. Info: www.farm-fest.com
Aug 7-10…Gaylord Community Productions present Hello Dolly Musical at Gornick Auditorium, 7:30pm. Info: www.gaylordchamber.com
Aug 8-9…Puddingstone Festival. Displays, live music, baking contest, kids activites and more! Info: www.puddingstonefestival.org
Aug 8-9…Michaywe Arts & Crafts Fair 10a-5p. Over 100 artists & crafters on site., plus a kid’s art zone. Info: 989-939-8919
Aug 8-10…International Ironworkers Festival-Mackinaw City. Friendly competition events include Knot Tying, Rod Tying, Rivet Toss, Spud Throw, Column Climb (Field Event), and the World Championship Column Climb.
Free Admission; Free Ride in Arial Lift; Free Kids' Activities including bouncy hous. Info: www.ironfest.com
Aug 9…Youth Craft Show 11a-1p at Charlevoix Public Library. 6th annual youth craft show. Shop and support local youth talent. (Grades K-12) Info: 231-237-7350
Aug 9…Northport Wine Festival noon-6p at Haserot Park. Fine wine, food and fun!Rain or Shine. Info: www.traversecity.com
Aug 14-17…45th Annual Buckley Old Engine Show. Over 700 antique gas and steam tractors, cars and trucks. Flea market, live music and more! Info: www.buckleyoldengineshow.org
Aug 16-24…109th Annual Emmet/Charlevoix County Fair!