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Week of Feb 17

Now – April 14…Winter Music Jam every Sunday 3-5pm at the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts. Bring your instrument, music and meet other musicians, learn new songs, enjoy live music. Free. Donations accepted. Info:989-732-3242

 

Now – March 31… Every Sunday - East Jordan Snowmobile Club famous "The Works" breakfast 7a-noon. Includes: pancakes, bacon, sausage, potatoes, eggs, and toast. Adults are $7 and Children $4. At the clubhouse 5586 Mt Bliss Rd. Info: 231-497-9260

 

Now -27…Cheboygan Comic Expo at the Public Library.  A month-long celebration of Comic book and geek culture! Stop by the Library to learn more! Almost all events are free when you show your library card! (Don't have one? Get one - its free!) Workshops, gallery exhibit, movie showings, game nights, vendor/art show, guest speakers, pizza party, prizes, and so much more! Info: cheboyganlibrary.org

 

Feb 20… Mackinaw City Memorial Day Parade fundraiser buffett 4-7pm at Audie’s Restaurant-Mackinaw City. All you can eat, adults $12, kids 10 & under $5. Info: 231-436-5578

 

Feb 21…Movie Night Fundraiser 5:45-8:30pm at the Charlevoix Cinema III. All monetary donations will be matched x3 times by anonymous donors to benefit the Charlevoix Pool. Doors open 5:45 pm, Movie starts at 6:30 pm Cash bar and concessions (Cinema will donate 40% of proceeds to the Pool) Complimentary appetizers and desserts in the lobby before the show. Limited to 200 seats. Reserve tickets: 231-547-0982

 

Feb 21…Arts for All Valentines Dance 6:30-8:30pm at the Elks Lodge-Traverse City. $5 person. Arts for All provides accessible arts and culture opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Open to all, volunteers needed. Info: artsforallnmi.org

 

Feb 22…The South Arm ORV Club kick off Sno-Blast with a taco dinner 4:30-8pm at the East Jordan Sno- Mobilers clubhouse 5586 Mt Bliss Rd. Dinner will include 2 tacos hard or soft shell, tortilla chips with/without melted cheese, a dessert and a beverage. Child 10 and under will include 1 Taco, chips, dessert and beverage All this for $7.00 adult and $5.00 child. Watch the Crowning of this year’s "Belle of the Blizzard" and "Winter Knight". Info: 231-497-9260

 

Feb 22-24…Sno-Blast-East Jordan. Taco dinner, classic & antique snowmobile show, ORV obstacle course, radar runs, euchre tournament and more at the East Jordan Sno-Mobilers Club House, Mt. Bliss Rd. Info:  (231) 536-7351

 

Feb 23…Cheboygan County Firefighter’s Association Dinner/Dance/Auction at the KofC Hall. Doors open at 4:30, Dinner at 5:30, followed by live music, raffle drawings and live & silent auction. Info: 231-818-0656

 

Feb 23…Grand Traverse Guns and Hoses Hockey Game 6-10pm at Center Ice-Traverse City. Silent auction. Raffle, chuck-a-puck and more. Benefits the DePuy (D-Pew) Family of Leelanau County. After losing husband Mike to cancer, wife Mandy was diagnosed with breast cancer. $5 admission. Info: 231-933-7465

 

Feb 23…6th Annual Toast to Literacy 7-10pm at Castle Farms-Charlevoix. A night of food, drinks, silent auction, and entertainment all in support of childhood literacy. All proceeds will go to support the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties through the Char-Em United Way. The Imagination Library provides children up to 5 years old with one book a month mailed right to their door. Info: 231-487-1006

 

Feb 23-24…Kalkaska Winterfest at the Kalkaska Civic Center. Sled dog races, craft show, silent auction, torch light snowshoe/fat bike or ski. Info: kalkaskawinterfest.org

 

Week of February 24

 

Feb 24…Great Indoor Folk Festival Noon-6pm at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City. Featuring more than 100 musicians from northern MI's folk, bluegrass & acoustic music scene. There will be seven stages, including those dedicated to "New Folk" & "Kids Music." Free. Info: thevillagetc.com

 

Feb 24…Swiss Steak Dinner 4:30-7pm at Bellaire Masonic Lodge. Eat in or take out. $10 person. Proceed benefit community activities and scholarships. Info: bellairechamber.org

 

Feb 24-March 2…Traverse City Restaurant Week. Info: travercity.com

 

Feb 26-27…ASSIST Workshop in suicide intervention skills. 8a-4:30p, must attend both days. Learn and practice life saving intervention; gain the confidence to help save a life. Free. Pre-registration requested. Info: 231-675-5047

 

Feb 28…Soup & Casserole Supper 4-6pm at the Inverness Township Hall-Cheboygan. $10 adults, $5 kids 12 & under. Benefits the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Info: cheboygan.com

 

Feb 28… Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Enjoy wine, beer, appetizers, live music and art! $15 advance, $20 day of. Info: petoskeyarea.com

 

March 1…Air Guitar Challenge 7-10pm at Right Brain Brewery-Traverse City. Can you shred a mean air guitar? Do it for a crowd and raise funds for Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan. Or just support the performers! $5 suggested donation, $50 to compete. Info: 231-944-1239

 

March 1-2…”Murder Among the Mateys” Mystery Dinner Theater at the Great Lakes Grill-Cheboygan. $25 person, benefits local charities through the Rivertown Follies. Doors at 6, dinner at 6:30. Enjoy dinner and help solve the mystery! Info: 231-627-8161

 

March 1-3…Gaylord Boat Show at the Ellison Place. Features over 75 watercraft on display, including the newest and hottest models for 2019! Pontoons to ski boats…cruisers to personal watercraft, in addition to docks, boat lifts, paddle boards, boating accessories Fri 3-8p, Sat 10-8p, Sun 10-4p. $7 Adults, Kids 6-15 $2, 0-5 free. Info: gaylordboatshow.com

 

March 1-10…Harbor Springs Restaurant Week

 

March 2…Rock the Fight Against Veteran Suicide 8p-1:30a at Right Brain Brewery-Traverse City. Benefits 22 2 None. 3 bands, 21+, $7 cover. Info: 231-944-1239

 

March 2…14th Annual Katie Heintz Memorial Baskeball Tournament at St. Francis High School-Traverse City. Spaghetti dinner starts at 5pm, suggested donation $5 person/$20 family. Games begin at 6pm. Funds support local treatment for children battling cancer and blood disorders. Info: 231-946-1180

 

March 2…Blissfest Community Dance 7:30pm at Red Sky Stage-Petoskey. $5 person/$7 couples/$10 families. Live band and caller, all dances will be taught. (Held the first Saturday of the month) Info: 231-348-7047

 

Week of March 3

 

March 3…Benefit Dinner for 10 year old Naomi Gomez, (undergoing treatment for leukemia) 4-7pm at St. Anthony’s Church – Mackinaw City. Silent Auction. Info: 231-436-5336

 

March 4…Career Fair at the Williamsburg Event Center 11a-7pm. If your business would like to participate, call 231-922-4981 ext 111 or michiganforhire.org/career-fair

 

March 5…Career Fair at Castle Farms-Charlevoix 11-7p. If your business would like to participate, call 231-922-4981 ext 111 or michiganforhire.org/career-fair

 

March 5… FIRST EVER Food for Thought - This first luncheon will feature Taddley O'Ryan, otherwise known as the Shady Saint. He'll be talking about overcoming objection in the workplace, co-worker relationships, working as a team, cultivating your mind and adapting to adverse situations. Details: gaylordchamber.com

 

March 7…13th Annual Career & Employment Fair 4-6pm at the Hagerty Center-Traverse City. Meet with more than 80 employers who are hiring, & talk about full-time & part-time jobs & internships. Info: nmc.edu

 

March 8…Art in Ice, Sweet and Nice 4-7pm downtown Bellaire. Watch 3,000 pounds of ice be transformed before your eyes! Sweet Treats Bake Off in which area pastry chefs compete for bragging rights as the best sweet treat in Bellaire as judged by the first 200 lucky ticket-holders! To purchase Sweet Treats tickets and for the complete scoop on the Art in Ice event, call the Bellaire Chamber at 231-533-6023.

 

March 8-9…Northern Michigan Home Show at NCMC-Petoskey. Fri 11-7p, Sat 9a-5p. $5 admission, kids 5 & under free. Info: petoskeyarea.com

 

March 8-9…Traverse City Figure Skating Club presents “The Incredible Toy Story On Ice” at Centre Ice-Traverse City. Friday 7pm, Sat 11:30a and 4:30p. $17 bleacher seats. Info: 231-519-0507

 

March 9…St. Patrick’s Day Party 7p-Mid at Cheboygan KofC Hall.Tickets $15 ea or 2 for $20. Silent auction, raffle and cash prizes. Benefits Bishop Barags PTO. Info: (231) 627-5608

 

March 10…Historical Society Cabin Fever Dinner 5-7pm at Audie’s Restaurant-Mackinaw City. $10 adults, $5 kids 10 & under. Games and prizes. Info: macknawchamber.com

 

March 14…Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan FUNdraiser at the Inn at Bay Harbor. The event starts at 5:30 p.m., with plentiful appetizers, cash bar and silent auction.  The live auction starts at 7:00 p.m. $10 person in advance/$15 at the door. Info: wrcnm.org

 

March 15-16, 22-23…The Northland Players present “Kitchen Witches” dinner theatre at the Eagles Hall-Cheboygan. A very funny comedy about 2 women who have hated each other fro 40 years and now have to do a cooking show together. Lots of fun. Doors at 6p, dinner 6:30, show 7:30p. $25. Call for reservations: 231-420-9191

 

March 15-17…Gaylord Ultimate Hunting Expo at The Ellison Place.

 

March 15-17…The Cathedral Players present “Murder on the Orient Express” at St. Mary Cathedral School-Gaylord. Fri/Sat 7:30p, Sun 2pm. $10 reserved seating. Info: gaylordchamber.com

 

March 16…4C’s Pub Crawl for the Cure to benefit the Chain of Lakes Relay for Life. $25 entry fee, includes T-shirt with bingo card for prizes. Starts at 6:30pm at Short’s Brewing-Bellaire. Info: ww.relayforlife.org/antrimcountymi

 

March 17…5th Annual TC Family Expo 1-4pm at the Hagerty Center-Traverse City. This interactive expo features family-friendly resources on health, wellness, education, arts, music, recreation, retail, community organizations & events, & more. This expo is for folks thinking of growing their family to those with kids up to about age 7. Free. Info:tcbirthexpo.com

 

March 20…Mackinaw Memorial Parade fundraiser 4-7pm all you can eat at Audie’s banquet room-Mackinaw City. Adults $12, 10-under $5. Info: 231-436-5578

 

March 20…9th Annual Business Expo & Taste of Charlevoix 4-7pm at Castle Farms-Charlevoix. Featuring vendor booths in a wide range of categories, including retail, professional, industry, service, tourism & more. Restaurants offer a sampling of their culinary specialties. Info: charlevoix.org

 

March 23…KofC 65th Annual Sportsman Dinner. Hors d’oeourves at 5pm, dinner 1 7pm. Raffles. Tickets $35 person. Info: cheboygankofc.com

 

March 28… Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Enjoy wine, beer, appetizers, live music and art! $15 advance, $20 day of. Info: petoskeyarea.com

 

April 2019

April 6…”Rise Up” Dance Battle for the Cure 6pm at TC Central High School. Held in honor of Karen Annis. For $10 have your loved one's picture displayed throughout the show. Enjoy a night of entertainment with The Dance Center, Design Dance Company, Co-Creative Partner Dancing, NMC Modern & Hip-Hop, Crystal Bindi Studios, TC West Dance teams & many others. Proceeds benefit Relay For Life. Info: dance-center.net

 

April 17… Mackinaw Memorial Parade fundraiser 4-7pm all you can eat at Audie’s banquet room-Mackinaw City. Adults $12, 10-under $5. Info: 231-436-5578

Ongoing

 

Wawatam Area Senior Center offers senior meals Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sunday for ages 55+ for just $3.50. Info: 231-436-5323

 

Every Monday starting Jan 7, the Wawatam Area Senior Center will have cribbage starting at 1:30, through March. Info: 627-4926

 

Help is available for Michigan homeowners to avoid foreclosure through Step Forward Michigan. Questions, call Lindsey 231-582-6436

 

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

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Every Monday the Indian River Kiwanis Club meets at pm at Vivio’s Restaurant. The public is invited. Info: 231-290-0044

 

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 Thursday, learn Swing Dancing at the Cheboygan Carnegie. 5:30-7:30. Free. Info: 231-420-6665

 

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.

 

TFN…Free arts & crafts for all school aged kids from noon-3pm on the second Saturday of the month at the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts. Offering fun and original projects for each session. 125 E. Main-Gaylord. Info: 989-732-3242

 

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