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. Walk in clinic 1 & 3rd Tuesday, 10am register by 4pm. By appt 2 & 4th Thursday from 10a-2pm. Feb 28 10-2p by appt. March 9 10-2 by appt.
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 in Cheboygan 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.
First Thursday of each month, the Munson Grief Support Group meets from noon-1p in conference room B at Munson Heathcare Charlevoix Hospital. No charge. Info: 231-547-8569
Ongoing First and Third Monday… "Good Grief" Support Group, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Straits Evangelical Free Church, 324 First Street. The group will be ongoing with no fees and is open to the community. Support group for life changes such as death of friend or loved one, divorce or separation, job loss, or other traumatizing life events. Info: stignacenews.com
Now-March 31…The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society is excited to announce the opening of its newest temporary exhibit, Just the Artifacts, Ma’am, at the Harbor Springs History Museum. The exhibit, which showcases unusual and never-before-seen artifacts from the Historical Society’s collections. Hours are Friday & Saturday 11a-3pm. $5 adults/$3 children & seniors. Info: harborspringshistory.org
Now – April 8… Free arts and crafts activities for school-aged youth, every second Sat. Stop by the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts Art Center any time between 12 noon and 3 pm. No registration. Activities take about 20 minutes to complete. Parents—please plan on staying with your children. All supplies provided. Take your project home with you. Info: gaylordarts.org
Now-March 11…Ice Skating Games 1-3p every Saturday at the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park/Ice Rink. Each week a variety of different games are played. Winners receive silly prizes. Free. Info: petoskeyarea.com
Now – March 11…Every Saturday Night is Family Dinner and Movie Night 5:30-8pm at the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park. Interested participants should plan on arriving at the Ice Rink at 5:20 p.m. Dinner is ordered at 5:30 p.m. No extra pizza is ordered on these nights. It is free to watch the movie. Dinner is $5 per person. Info: harborspringschamber.com
Feb 1-22… Picnic at the Opera is back! Free to the community, Picnic at the Opera returns for its fifth season with four unique shows every Wednesday in February from 12pm to 1pm at the City Opera House-Traverse City. Pick your favorites and join hosts Miriam Pico and David Chown for weekly Picnic at the Opera performances. Doors open at 11:30, first come first served seating. Bring a lunch. Donations encouraged. Info: cityoperahouse.com
Feb 10-25…Old Town Playhouse Studio Theatre presents “Outside Mullingar” 7:30-9pm. Two lovelorn Irish farmers haven’t a clue about love. Introverted and eccentric, these hopeless singletons must overcome a bitter land feud, familial rivalries and their own romantic fears to find happiness. Tickets $17. Show are Thur-Sat. Info: oldtownplayhouse.com
Feb 21…Indian River Area Library invites everyone to join them for a meet and greet open house in the library. Meet the new Library Director, Karen Magee, and new Library Board. Learn about all the features offered including the Michigan eLibrary (MEL,) inter-library loans, e-books, and more.
There will be activities for kids and Inland Lakes students are invited to sign up for a free library card. Students must have a parent with them to sign up.
The open house will take place from 6:00-7:30 pm following the regular library board meeting.
Feb 23…Soup & Casserole Supper 4-6pm at the Inverness Township Hall-Cheboygan. $8 adults, kids 12 & under $5. Take outs available. Delicious choices of homemade soups, casseroles, bread, desserts and beverages. Benefits the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Info: 231-238-8221
Feb 23…February Swirl 5:30-7p at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Swirl is a delicious blend of culture, libations, and fun! Enjoy live music, sample wine, beer & appetizers. $15 adv/$20 day of. Info: petoskeyarea.com
Feb 24…Rivertown Follies & Great Lakes Grill present “Death at the Disco” Murder Mystery Dinner 6-9pm at the Great Lakes Grill-Cheboygan. Performed over dinner, each member of your group becomes involved in solving the mystery! $25 ticket includes your choice of 3 entrees, bread, salad & dessert. Cash or check only. Limited seating, reserve your seat 231-627-8161
Feb 25…Cheboygan County Fire Fighters Association Dinner, Dance & Auction at the Cheboygan K of C Hall. Cash bar, live & Silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, live music, raffle drawings. All proceeds benefit Cheboygan County Fire Department. Info: 231-627-2283
Feb 25…Texas Hold ‘em Tournament fundraiser at Settings Restaurant at Lakes of the North-Mancelona. Registration begins at 5pm, play starts at 6pm. $35. Benefits community projects. Info: 231-350-6176
Feb 26…9th Annual Great Indoor Folk Festival Noon-5:30p at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City. More than 100 musicians will perform a variety of folk, bluegrass and acoustic music. Free admission. Info: thevillagetc.com
Feb 26…Women’s Wellness Expo 2017 Noon-4pm at the Cadillac Area YMCA. $4 admission. Over 40 exhibits & seminars, guest speakers, products and services, door prizes and more. Info: 231-775-3369
Feb 26…Northern Michigan Brass Band winter concert 3-5p at the First Congregational Church on State St-Charlevoix. $10. Students free. Info: northernmichiganbrassband.org
Feb 26…Crooked Tree Jazz Orchestra inaugural mARTi Gras Jazz Brunch 11-1p at the CTAC-Petoskey. Featuring traditional creole fare and the sounds of swingin’ jazz favorites from the 1920’s to today by the Crooked Tree Jazz Orchestra. Tickets are $50, proceeds benefit the Crooked Tree Jazz Program. Reservation must be made in advance. Info: 231-347-4337
Feb 26-March 4…Traverse City Restaurant Week. Your chance to experience the culinary delights of Traverse City at an affordable price!
Restaurants will offer 3-course meals for only $30 during the week-long event. For a list of restaurants and course offerings visit www.downtowntc.com
March 2…NMC 11th Annual Career & Employment Fair 4-5:30 at the Hagerty Conference Center-Traverse City. With over 80 employers looking to fill over 200 positions). This event is free and open to public. For more information and for the list of participating employers go to nmc.edu/careerfair
March 2-4…Parallel 45 acting company presents “Alice in Wonderland” at the InsideOut Gallery-Traverse City. Presented in a delightful clowning style, this exhilarating, absurd and downright hilarious show will entertain children of all ages. Thurs-Sat 7:30, also 2pm Sat. Tickets $20. Info: 231-929-3254
March 3-4 & 11-12…Charlevoix Middle/High School Performing Arts Department presents “Into The Woods”, a musical fantasy intertwining the plots of several fairy tale characters. 6:30-9m March 3,4 &11, 2pm March 12. $5 students, $8 adults. Info: Charlevoix.org
March 3…Friday Night Jukebox 7-9pm at the Cheboygan Area Public Library. All acoustical instrument players are invited to come play, public is invited to come enjoy and support local music. Free, donations welcome. Info: cheboygan.com
March 3-12….Harbor Springs Restaurant Week. This is your chance to experience the culinary delights of the Harbor Springs area at an affordable price. Info: petoskeyarea.com
March 4…Straits Area Services Dinner/Dance fundraiser 5p-midnight at the Cheboygan Eagles Hall. Theme: Luau Party! $15 ticket, includes dinner, desserts and dancing. SAS works with “uniquely challenged” people to help them reach their highest potential. Info: 231-627-4319
March 4…Winter Family Fun Days 2-7pm at Straits State Park-St. Ignace. Snowshoeing, sledding, Frisbee golf, cross-country skiing, bonfires and more. A recreation passport is required for entry. Info: saintignace.org
March 4…Mackinaw City Public Schools Project Close-Up will be hosting their annual Mardi Gras Party from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Audie's Banquet Room, 314 N. Nicolet Street, Mackinaw City. The evening will include dinner, music, 50/50 drawings, and raffle drawings. Cost is $10 for adults and $8 for children. All proceeds benefit "Project Close-Up". Info: 231-627-8054
March 4…East Jordan Public School Extravangaza 5:30-11pm at Castle Farms-Charlevoix. Dine, shop, play and dance to the Brena Band. Everyone welcome. Tickets $50. Info: 231-536-3131
March 4…11th Annual Suds & Snow 1-6pm at Timber Ridge Resort-Traverse City. An afternoon filled with beer, wine, cider, food sampling from local restaurants & food trucks, snowshoeing and two live-music stages. $25.
March 4… The Ancient Order of Hibernian's 20th Annual Irish Party is being held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, on Wilkinson Road in Gaylord beginning at 7:00 pm. Music will be provided by Jerry Belanger and Doug Berkshire of the “Pub Runners”. The Irish Dance Club of Lansing will demonstrate traditional Irish dance. Plus, Irish and Scottish gifts will be available in the boutique. Light refreshments and beverages will be available. Tickets are $15.00 each and are available at Family Fair or through A.O.H. members. For additional information please call (989) 939-7245.
March 4…Empire Museum Movie Night 7-9pm at Empire Twp Hall. Enjoy a night of remembering the old Empire Lumber Company on the 100th anniversary of it’s final burning. Info: visitglenarbor.com
March 4-5…Kalkaksa Winterfest. Sled dog races, craft show, silent auction, breakfast, WPA dog weight pull and more. Info: downtownkalkaska.com
March 5… 6th Annual Pure A Cappella Festival - A talented mix of entertainment will feature Grand Traverse Show Chorus, Trillium Singers, TC Sings, Sashay Quartet, NMC Grand Traverse Chorale, NMC Chamber Singers, Choral Fusion, & The Cherry Capital Men’s Chorus. Proceeds benefit a local children's choir with scholarships. Tickets, $13. mynorthtickets.com
March 5…Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Jordan & Shelby Blodgett 4-7:30pm at the Alden Bar & Grill. $10 person, kids 5 & Under free. Auction throughout the evening. Jordan is fighting a rare form of soft tissue cancer. Info: 231-944-4360
March 7…Cheboygan County Project Connect 10a-1pm at the Cross in the Woods Family Center-Indian River. Free services including assistance with housing, job search, health insurance, programs for the elderly, childcare and more. Free lunch. No appointment necessary. Info: 989-255-7372
March 7…Taste of Gaylord 5:30-8pm at Treetops Resort. Some of the finest Chamber Member restaurants take part in this extravaganza of culinary delights as they showcase some of the wonderful items they have to offer. Tickets are required for this typically sold out event with a scholarship being given annually from the proceeds of the event to a local student studying culinary arts or hospitality management. Info: gaylordchamber.com
March 9…Wipe Your Feet! Fundraiser 7-9p at Lake Charlevoix Brewing-Charlevoix. Leadership Charlevoix County is raising funds to install boot brush stations to help prevent the spread of invasive species throughout Charlevoix County. Please join us at Lake Charlevoix Brewing from 7PM to 9PM *$10 all you can eat buffet *Percentage of the sales will go to this project. Info: Charlevoix.org
March 9-12…Cheboygan Area High School presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Cheboygan Opera House. Thurs-Sat at 7pm, Sun 2pm. Tickets $12 adv/ $15 at the door. Info: cheboygan.com
March 10-11…Traverse City Figure Skating Club presents “Princesses and Villains on Ice” at Centre Ice Arena-Traverse City. Come dressed as your favorite villain or princess to get your picture taken with the cast. March 10 @7pm, March 11 11:30 and 4:30pm. $17 person. Info: mynorthtickets.com
March 10-11…HBA Northern Michigan Regional Home Show at NCMC-Petoskey. Showcases more than 100 display booths; panel discussions, door prizes and more. Bid on the Garage Build, a fundraiser to benefit the Building Trades programs within the CharEM School District. For more call Eric Leister at 231-348-9770.
March 10-11 & 17-18…Boyne City High School Spring Musical “Crazy for You” 7-10pm at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center. Tickets $10-$15. Info: boynechamber.com
March 11…Job Fair 10a-2p at the Mackinaw City Recreational Center. 100’s of jobs available, seasonal, full-time, part-time. Come prepared to interview on the spot. Info: 800-285-WORK
March 11…7th Annual Leapin Leprechaun 5K 9am in Traverse City’s Warehouse District. Put on your GREEN and hit the road! After your run, stay with us for the Post Race Party at the Workshop Brewing Company. Each racer will receive a commemorative t-shirt, accurate timing and results, medals for top finishers, prizes for best Irish costume, a complimentary beverage (must present photo ID), and free entertainment! Fee’s vary. Info: cherryfestival.org
March 11… Jazz Night, 5:30 p.m., LaSalle High School –St. Ignace. Cost: $20 per person. Dinner served at 6 p.m. Entertainment provided by St. Ignace Jazz Bank, LaSalle High School Dance Team, Cedarville Jazz Band, and Straits Area Chorale. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact LaSalle High School at (906) 643-8800.
March 11… Bishop Baraga St. Patrick’s Party at the Cheboygan Knights of Columbus Hall from 7-p.m. until midnight. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. The evening includes appetizers, raffles, silent auction, cash bar and live music from "The Blitz". For more information, call the Bishop Baraga School office, (231) 627-5608.
March 11…Lady Lancer Softball Team Equipment & Camp Fundraiser 4:30-6:30p at Ellsworth Elementary School. Spaghetti Dinner & silent auction. $7 admission. Info: ejchamber.org
March 11-12…Gun Show at the Emmet County Fairgrounds Community Center. Buy, sell, trade…rifles, shot guns and pistols of all kinds. Saturday 9a-5p, Sunday 9a-3pm. Info: petoskeyarea.com
March 12…Daylight Savings Time Begins…Spring Forward!
March 13…”Spay-ghetti Dinner” starting at 4pm at B.J.’s Restaurant-Gaylord. $10 adults, $5 children under 10. Salad, spaghetti, drink, soft serve ice cream. Beneifts Friends for Life of Otsego County to help pay for spaying & neutering cats & dogs in Otsego County. Info: 989-350-9907
March 15…10th Annual Project Connect 1-7pm at Odawa Casino-Petoskey. A day of service for those in need. Help with housing issues, employment, health & wellness, parenting, Veteran’s services, food pantry, haircuts and more! FREE. Transportation available. Info: projectconnect231.com
March 15…7th Annual Business Expo and Taste of Charlevoix 4-7p at Castle Farms. Visit with local businesses and organizations in a Wide range of categories – including retail, industry, tourism and more.
March 15… Northern Michigan College Night from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Charlevoix Middle/High School. Designed for high school students and their families, College Night introduces students and their parents to representatives from approximately 50 post-secondary institutions. Participants will receive important information about educational planning, gather literature, speak one-on-one with representatives from these institutions, and visit displays from various colleges, universities, trade schools, and the armed forces.
For more information, students may contact Charlevoix Middle/High School at 231-547-8206.
March 18…63rd Annual Sportsman Dinner at the Cheboygan KofC Hall. Doors open at 5pm. Prime Rib Dinner, dessert, hors d’oeuvres, homemade soups and more. Raffles and door prizes. $35 person. Info: 231-627-5811
March 18…Swing & Sweets Big Band Dance 6-11pm at the Otsego Club – Gaylord. Cash bar, sweets, dance lessons, music by the UP North Big Band. $20 person/$30 couple. Benefits the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts. Info: gaylordchamber.com
March 18…10th Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner 4:30-6:30 at Zion Christian Fellowship Church, Maple River Rd just North of Brutus. $8 adulst, $4 under 12. Info: 231-529-6671
March 23…March Swirl 5:30-7pm at the Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Mingle in the galleries while enjoying live music, wine & beer sampling and appetizers from area restaurants. Tickets $15 adv/$20 day of. Info: crookedtree.org
March 25…Euchre Tournament to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Cheboygan local youth activities. 5:30p check in, play starts at 6p at the Sand Road Senior Center-Cheboygan. $10 person, cash prizes determined by number of entries. Concessions on site. Info: (231) 268-3029
March 26…Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra’s Sunday Series Presents “Let’s Tango!” 4pm at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church-Petoskey. Free will donation will be taken at the door. Info: petoskeyarea.com
March 26…Easter Egg Hunt for kids up to age 12, 1-2p at Memorial Park-Benzonia. Info: visitbenzie.com
April 1-9…Mackinac Meltdown Celebration.
April 7-8…2017 Home Show at Little Bear East Arena-St. Ignace. Fri 4-8p, Sat 10-5p. Free Admission. Info: stignacenews.com
April 7… Friday Night Jukebox 7-9pm at the Cheboygan Area Public Library. All acoustical instrument players are invited to come play, public is invited to come enjoy and support local music. Free, donations welcome. Info: cheboygan.com