THE BEAR DEN!!!
EVENTS HAPPENING NOW IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN!!
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). This group will have a break for New Year's Day. 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.
Northern Care Center is a free medical center for the Cheboygan community that is struggling for health care. The clinic see's patients on the 1st and 3 rd Tuesdays of each month on a walk in basis, Registration is from 4-6pm. Please call to schedule an appointment at 231-333-3019. They are located on the corner of State and Water street in Cheboygan Michigan.
Ongoing: GED classes at Inverness Alternative Ed Building on Straits Highway, room 10. Tues, Wed and Thursdays 4-8pm FREE Info: 231-627-5613 ask for Tim Reed
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 $5 person
Now – April 15… While you fill out your 2012 Michigan tax return forms, don’t forget to “check off” for the United Way Fund. This is a quick way for Michigan residents to use their tax returns to easily donate to the United Way Fund, which was created to help low to moderate income Michigan families with basic needs like food, clothing and shelter.
Every Weekend in April the Cheboygan Shock Cheerleaders are holding a Bake Sales /Hot Dog Sales and Bottle Drive at Walmart from 11 am- 4 pm to help fund their trip to the U.S. Cheerleading Finals in May in Viriginia Beach ( April 6,7.13,14,20,21,27,28). They will also be taking on Raking Jobs for homes, businesses and offices please call 231-268-9828 to schedule a job...no job too big or small..... all by donation!
April 17th - Michigan Works Job Fair for Presque Isle and Cheboygan Counties. From Noon -4pm on Cuyler Street at the Cheboygan National Armory. This Career fair features a diverse group of businesses seeking employees - experienced workers to entry level positions and seasonal opportunities. Look for your next job at the career fair.
Now-April 24… Tickets are on sale for the 2013 Annual Girl Scout Leadership Luncheon being held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City. This year’s luncheon will honor former First Lady of Michigan, Helen Milliken and her legacy to the prestigious Mackinac Island Girl Scout Honor Guard program. Funds raised from this event go to support quality Girl Scout programs and services. Tickets for the event are $25 and include a lunch buffet. To purchase tickets call the Traverse City Girl Scout office at 947-7354. Seating is limited and RSVPs are encouraged.
April 14…24th Annual Country at Heart Arts & Craft Show 10a-4p at Mio Ausable School. Exhibitors from all over Michigan will display their crafts. Door prizes, lunch and snacks available. Funds raised will benefit Mio Football and Baseball. For more information call 989-826-2483
April 14…10th Annual Empty Bowls Event supporting the vital work of the Fresh Food Partnership will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City. Enjoy a joyous community luncheon that includes a delicious meal of soup and bread (vegetarian and gluten-free options available), some toe-tappin’ musical entertainment, an exciting silent auction, and your choice of a handmade bowl as a reminder of all of the empty bowls in our area. All for a contribution of $15. http://www.freshfoodpartnership.org/emptybowls.asp
April 15… CHEBOYGAN COUNTY SHERIFF DALE CLARMONT WILL BE GIVING A FREE PRESENTATION ON THE "CONSTITUTIONAL ROLE OF THE SHERIFF" AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME 7-P.M. AT THE CHEBOYGAN EAGLES CLUB, 626 NORTH MAIN STREET. DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 P.M. FOR MORE INFO, CALL 231-420-3993.
April 16…St. Ignace Job Fair & Customer Service Workshop at Little Bear East, 275 Marquette Street. 1:00-2:00 p.m. - FREE Workshop "Hosting the Party". 2:00-4:00 p.m. - FREE Job Fair. "Hosting the Party" will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Hosting the Party is an interactive, customer service program that brings traditional social behaviors into the workplace. Job Fair Details: Apply for multiple jobs in one convenient location; Over 20 employers on-site; Be prepared for interviews; Year-round and seasonal jobs available; Schools will be on-site to assist people looking for a new career; Resources will be available for individuals starting a business. For more information contact: St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce 906-643-8717
April 16…Cheboygan Parkinson Support Group meeting 4pm at McLaren Hospital, 3rd frloor conference room. Topic “In Their Own Words” an introduction to Parkinson’s Desease. Free to attend. Info: 231-445-1595
April 17…Cheboygan & Presque Isle County 2013 Career Fair noon-4p at the National Guard Armory, 610 Cuyler Street-Cheboygan. Dress professionally and be prepared for on-site interviews; complete applications and provide employers with a professional resume; network with employers. Info: 231-627-4303
April 17…Weeklong Youth Art Show at Cheobygan Public Library in the lower level sponsored by the Cheboygan Arts Council, highlighting young artists throughout the Cheboygan area.
April 18… 2013 Northern Michigan Business Expo & Job Fair at the Williamsburg Banquet and Conference Center (4230 M-72 East) 12:30-7pm. Presented by the Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce. Lunch (12:30) includes a panel discussion regarding the expansion of the TART Trail to Elk Rapids; Expo opens at 2 p.m.; Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m.
April 18…Sailing into Summer Party at Cheboygan Senior Center 5pm $12 person. Live music, prizes, raffle, dinner. Dress for the beach, prizes for best costume. Info: 231-627-7234
April 19-20… The Real Garage Sale - To Benefit The YMCA of Northern Michigan at Fletch’s in Petoskey. Fri 9-5, Sat 9-3. All proceeds will help pay for Summer Camp Scholarships. Featuring: Mother's Day Gifts, Boutique Area, Electronics, Toys, New Tee Shirts, Glassware, Books, DVDs, Wicker Porch Sofa, Furniture, Lamps, Artwork, Collectibles, Outerwear, And much more. Please consider donating your treasures to the YMCA for our Sale. Items may be dropped of at the Y Office 434 E. Lake St. Petoskey - Or call for someone to pickup your donations - 231-348-8393.
April 19…Poetry Slam sponsored by the Cheboygan Area Public Library from 6-7:30pm downstairs in room A. Everyone is invited to come share their creations, or just stop by to listen.
April 20…”Rock Around The Clock” 50’s Party at the Eagles Hall in Boyne City 6p-mid. Live music, contests, silent auction, costume contest. Doors open at 5:30. $6 donation benefits Northern Michigan Cancer Crusaders. Info: Gail 582-2424 or Lisa 222-2113
April 20… TC Light & Power giving away free eastern white pine seedlings in celebration of Earth Day starting at 8am. At the Sara Hardy Farmer's Market in downtown Traverse City. Each seedling potted and ready for planting.
April 20… Children's Health Fair 9-2:00 p.m. at Petoskey Middle School. Free, fun-filled day promoting health, wellness and safety-focused education for children and their families - prenatal to 12 years of age, in an interactive environment. Approx. 50 booths participating. Contact Information:
Judy Wojcik E-Mail: email@example.com
April 20… 2013 Run for Shelter is a 3 & 5 K race with all proceeds going to help fun the local Goodwill Inn & Shelter. The Inn provides emergency shelter and access to donated food to homeless men, women, and families in Northern Michigan. Registration for Adults is $30, children 10 and under are FREE. All entrants will receive a race t-shirt. Race day registration will be from 8-8:45 am. http://www.runforsheltertc.com
April 20…Craft Show/Flea Market at Northland Sportsmen’s Club-Gaylord 9a-4p Info: 989-732-9382
April 21… Green Elk Rapids Days reception/fundraiser at the Blue Heron Gallery 3-5pm. Celebrate Earth Day, learn about Green ER 2013. Local beverages, hors d'oeuvres and talent. $10 suggested donation.
April 21… Cut-A-Thon to benefit My Sister's House, a transitional home for young women who are homeless or who have aged out of the foster care system. Haircuts, manicures, massage, princess tent and a silent auction. Fun for all ages. Held at the TC Central High School gym 11-4p. firstname.lastname@example.org
April 21…Michigan Wedding Guide Spring Bridal Show 11-4p at Turtle Creek Casino. $8 admission. Door prizes. Info miwedding.com
April 22… Earth Day Celebration at the K.J. Charters Traverse City State Park 11am. Clean up the beach & campground (gloves, trash bags provided), recognize local youth who have gone above and beyond to keep Mother Earth looking her best! Recreation Passport required for entry. More info, 922.5270.
April 22…Cheboygan Health Department District 4 will offer free vision and hearing screening for children entering kindergarten through age 18 from 9a-2p at the main office on S. Huron. Call to schedule an appointment 231-627-8850
April 23… The U.S. Chamber of Commerces Hiring Our Heroes Hiring Fair, scheduled for April 23rd, 2013, at the Hagerty Conference Center located at the Northwestern Michigan College is committed to making this one-ofa-kind FREE hiring fair a win-win for employers and veteran/military spouse job seekers.
10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Northwestern Michigan College-The Hagerty Conference Center Traverse City. For more information: Please contact: Mr. Paul Ryan at Paul.email@example.com or Mr. Scott Herzberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or (231) 995-2526
April 24…Lions Pancakes & More Buffet 4:30-6:30pm at the Embers Restaurant in Mackinaw City. $7 person (all you can eat), Kids 5 and under free. Proceeds benefit Lions projects.
April 24-28…77th Annual National Trout Festival-Kalakska…carnival, flea market, classic auto show, demolition derby, Kalkaska Idol, craft show, parades and more! Nationaltroutfestival.com
April 25… Mackinaw Woman's Club invites you to their Spring Bazaar at the Church of the Straits, located at 307 N. Huron St. in Mackinaw City, from 12 noon until 4 pm. This fund raiser will include many baked goods, a variety of hand-crafted items. While shopping, sit down, relax, buy a cup of coffee and a slice of pie and enjoy! Info:Laurel Birk at 920-213-6895
April 25… Join the Crooked Tree Arts Center for SWIRL! What could be better than fine wine, fine art and fine food all shared among friends? Join the CTAC for monthly tastings in their galleries, from 5:30pm – 7pm. Mingle among a backdrop of beautiful art while listening to music by Galley Gourmet. Food provided by Galley Gourmet located in Downtown Bay Harbor Springs. Visit www.ctac.org for more information. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
April 25…Project Connect 10a-1p at Cheboygan Armory, S. Cuyler St. A Day of free services for those in need. Including job search assistance, health screenings, daycare, benefit assistance, etc. Free lunch sponsored by the Drift Inn. Info: Burnice Meyers (United Way) 231-627-2288
April 26…Bake sale to benefit Relay for Life 10a-6p at Glen’s Market in Cheboygan
April 27… Northern Michigan Women's Expo 10 AM to 4 PM atGaylord High School. This event is dedicated to the celebration of women. One special day where women can be pampered, shop, sample great food, relax, destress, laugh, and learn about things relating to their lives and well being. Contact Information:
Sherice Esson E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 989-858-0075
April 27…Benefit concert for Resort Bear Creek Fire Department featuring Thom Bresh and The Van Lears at Petoskey Middle School. Two shows, 4pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 each, or $50 family pass. Food and beverage available. Info 231-225-0275
April 27… Celebration for Young Children 11 AM - 2 PM Downtown Traverse City & City Opera House. Activities throughout the area. The celebration is hosted by the DTCA in cooperation with the Grand Traverse Association for the Education of Young Children. Events will take place at the City Opera House, Horizon Books, Traverse City State Bank and many other stores Downtown. Website: http://www.downtowntc.com Phone: (231) 922-2050
April 28… April 28…East Bay Fire Rescue & Ambulance Association & Grand Traverse Metro Fire invite you to an ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST 8a-1p. Proceeds from this event will be used to purchase a Stair Chair and a specialty extrication tool. Come out and support East Bay Fire and EMS. Adults $8, kids 15 and under $4, kids under 3 free.
May 2,3,4…Rivertown Follies 30th Anniversary Show at 8pm Cheboygan Opera House. Proceeds benefit Cheboygan Compassionate Ministries, Straits Area Services and Northern Care Center. Tickets are $10 for all seats on Thursday, $12 for Friday and Saturday. For information call 231-627-5841.
May 4… Bay Harbor Equestrian Center as they host the 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Party Fundraiser from 4-7pm with proceeds benefiting the Exceptional Riders Program of Northern Michigan which encourages individuals with special needs to improve balance and self-esteem through the use of therapeutic horseback riding. Watch the race from big screen TVs, enjoy delicious appetizers and special beverages including Mint Juleps, bid on some great items during a Silent Auction and enjoy some great activities through the party! For more information or to donate for the Silent Auction, contact Leah Keller at 231.439.7100.
May 4… 6th Annual Engadine Consolidated Schools Spring Fling, hosted by the Engadine Sports Boosters and Education Foundation! FREE live entertainment including music by talented local musicians; Activities for all like BINGO, Wacky Photo Studio, Sumo Wrestling, Airborne Adventure, 14 ft bouncer slide, face painting, horse rides, and carnival type games with prizes; The Raffle tables and Auction to win great prizes like an Apple i-Pad, autographed jersey by the legendary Green Bay Packers Bart Starr, tickets for Bon Jovi at the Ford Field & $100 in gas cards, a kayak, trail cam, waterpark resort tickets, handmade items by local artists and craftsmen, gift certificates and coupons for local businesses, and so much more! Wrap up a fun-filled afternoon at 7 pm with the Green and Gold Revue, an all-school variety show full of talent and fun. All proceeds to benefit the Engadine Sports Boosters and The Engadine School Education Foundation. You can get the latest updates about Spring Fling on Facebook at facebook.com/EngadineSpringFling.
May 5… The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is teaming up with Robert Frost Fine Footwear and Chateau Chantal to present “Sipping for Soles”, a spring community fundraiser from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Chateau Chantal vineyard located on Old Mission Peninsula. There will also be live music, appetizers, tasty morsels, prizes and a silent auction. Admission tickets are $40 and can be purchased at Robert Frost Fine Footwear, 217 E. Front St., or online at www.womensresourcecenter.org. All money raised will help support the Women’s Resource Center for the Grand Traverse Area. For a half-off admission ticket, simply bring a donation of delicately worn men’s, women’s, and children’s designer clothing, footwear and accessories to any of these locations: Robert Frost Fine Footwear, Spa Grand Traverse Resort, House of Doggs, Yen Yoga and Fitness, Sunglass Shoppe and Diversions. T: 231.941.1210
May 11… Business after Hours. Bring your ORV or rent one from the Indian River Sports Center and Join us After hours as we cruise on in to the Inn Between from 9am -3 pm for a business after Hours. There we will enjoy Hor'douerves, socializing, drinks and a 50/50 raffle. www.irchamber.com 231-238-9325