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Sign up now open for the “Swing Fling” Golf Outing with the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce May 21st at Ye Nyne Olde Holles. $50 per player, shotgun start at 5:30pm. Info: 231-582-6222


Sign up now for the free two day ASIST training, an interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. Must attend both days, May 19-20 at Shanty Creek Resort-Bellaire. Info:


May 5...Mobile Food Pantry 11-1p, or until food runs out, at Little Bear East Arena-St. Ignace. Max of two households per vehicle. Info:


May 7-8…Made in Cheboygan Craft Show – Washington Park. Friday 12-7pm, Sat 9a-3pm. Info: 231-420-2085


May 7-8…Gaylord’s Annual Rapha House Garage Sale. Fri 8a-6p, Sat 8a-4p at 220 Kassuba Rd-Gaylord. Bargains from multiple families. Info:


May 7-9…Mesick Mushroom Festival. Flea market, carnival, street fair, hobby/craft show, parade and more! Info:


May 8…27th Annual Sue DeYoung/Judy Edger Memorial Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run. 9am at East Park-Charlevoix. Online registration begins April 1. Info:


May 8…Harbor Springs Jazz Band Program presents “Swing into Spring” 5-6:30pm at the Harbor Springs Waterfront. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!


May 8…Shine Up Cheboygan city wide clean up 8a-noon. Trash disposal will be available for items not accepted by regular waste removal services at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds. Photo ID  necessary. Habitat for Humanity will accept donations of quality sellable items; scrap metal, e-waste; refundable cans and bottles donations will fund main street DDA projects. Volunteer or request help 231-627-9931


May 8…Mother/Daughter Banquet 8:30pm at the Indian River Eagles Club. $9 person. Theme is Elvis. Call Shirley for tickets 231-238-7589


May 8-9…Women’s Wellness & Wedding Expo 10-5p at the Wexford Civic Center-Cadillac. Speakers on Financing, Starting your own business, How to hire the best vendors for your event, budgeting, confidence, and life/work balance. Chair massages, relaxation stations, wedding and fashion show and more. $12 admission. Info: 231-429-0314


May 12…Otsego Food Distribution 10:30-1pm at the Otsego County United Way on 5th St – Gaylord. Must meet income guidelines and live in the NEMCSA service area. Info: 989-358-4700


May 14-16…National Morel Festival – Boyne City. Scaled down, but still happening. Arts & crafts, Wine & Dine. More TBD. Info:


May 14 – 23…Tails to Trails Virtual Four-paw 5K. Join in, remotely, anytime between May 14th and May 23rd to complete your four-pawed 5K. Don’t have a dog? No problem, use this race as a good excuse to get outside and get some fresh air, everyone is invited to this party! Choose your time and location. $20 person/$40 family. Info:


May 14-15…Wheels & Reels outdoor movies in the Charlevoix Elementary parking lot. Fri showing Jaws at 9pm, Sat showing Finding Nemo at 8:30pm. $5 per person. Sit in your car or bring a lawn chair. In the event of rain, will move to May 21-22. Concessions on site. Benefits the  Charlevoix Cinema III.


May 15…Fort 2 Fort 5-Mile Challenge – Mackinac Island. The race starts with a blast of the rifles at Fort Mackinac, takes a winding route up to Fort Holmes, and back down to a finish behind Fort Mackinac. Register at:


May 15…Volunteers needed for the 29th Annual Hiawatha National Forest – St. Ignace District Spring Clean Up 9a-2p. Meet in the Castle Rock parking on in St. Ignace. Rain or shine, tools, gloves and other safety equipment and lunch will be provided. Info: 906-298-8121


May 15…Boardman River Clean-Up 9a2pm – Traverse City. All participants are required to follow social distancing measures. Trash bags, gloves, hand sanitizer, and water will be provided. Participants are asked to pack a lunch or snacks for the day. Maps will be available highlighting target areas along the river. Participants are encouraged to bring waders, canoes, kayaks or boats if willing and able.  Info: 406-929-1908


May 15…Volunteers needed for the Freedom Park Work-bee 9a-4p – Rapid City. Assist with repairs, pick up trash, brush removal and more. Bring gloves, shovels, paint brushes, trash bags, etc. Lunch will be provided. Info: 231-331-6249


May 15…Habi-Birthday Bash 10-3pm to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Cheboygan Habitat For Humanity ReStore. Bucket raffle, bake sale and t-shirts will help raise money to help continue their mission. Info: 231-597-9463


May 16…Chain of Lakes Relay for Life “Decades of Hope” Trail Rally at Boyne Valley Vineyards-Petoskey. Teams of up to four persons enjoy the trails of Walloon Lake Trust and Conservancy's Postle Farm Trail while solving clues. The Rally will begin and end at Boyne Valley Vineyards, 05325 US -131. The cost to participate is $20 per person of $70 for a team of 4. Pre-registration is available at EventBrite/Decades of Hope. Start times are staggered in 10 minute intervals to ensure social distancing. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place as well as door prizes. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and the Walloon Lake Trust and Conservancy. Info: 231-675-2492


May 21-Sept 24…Petoskey Farmers Market-downtown every Friday 8:30am-1pm. Info:


May 21… Knights of Columbus Indian River Swiss Steak Dinner – Carry-out, 4-6pm at the Family Center of cross in the Woods National Shrine - Indian River. $10 per dinner and benefits various charities in Cheboygan County. Info: 231-203-4647


May 22…Mackinaw City High School Senior “Graduation Illumination” Parade 9pm. Line up at the high school. Come show your support for the class of 2021!


May 22… Zoo-De-Mack. Ride your bicycle 51 miles from Boyne Highlands to Mackinaw City through the Tunnel of Trees and Cross Village. A weekend of fun and with an overnight on Mackinac Island. Info:


May 22…2021 Rock & Run Virtual & In Person 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk with live music through downtown St. Ignace. Registration is now open. All levels welcome. $30 entry. Proceeds benefit the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation. Info: or 906-328-0006


May 22…5K Take A Hike & Pig Roast 1-8pm at the Barracks in South Boardman (5210 E. Boardman Rd). $20 adults, 13-17 $10, 12 & under free. Benefits 22 2 None to raise awareness of Veteran suicide. Pig roast, bonfires & live music 4-8p. Info:


May 22…20th Annual Otsego Area Family Fun Fair 10-noon at the Gaylord Soccer Complex. Families with kids up to age 8 are invited (older siblings welcome) Info:


May 22…Outdoor Craft & Vendor Show 10a-3p at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City. Info:


May 22-23…Native American Festival at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture-St. Ignace. A time to recognize and celebrate the rich culture and contributions of the Anishinaabe people from the area. Drummers, dancers, workshop presenters, traditional food and more. Free. Info:


May 27-31…Mancelona Bass Festival. Pet parade, carnival, crafters market, entertainment, parade, car show, and more! Info:


May 29…Elk Rapids Arts & Crafts Show 10a-4p on River Street. Info:


May 29…Manton’s Annual Memorial Day Classic Car Show 10a-2p – downtown. Classic cars, food, music and more. Info:


May 29…Houghton Lake Sportsman’s Club Rummage Sale 9a-4p. Info:


May 29-Oct 16…Harbor Springs Farmers Market 9a-1p every Saturday downtown. Info:


May 30…Chalk Your Walk 2021 noon-1pm Festival Square-Cheboygan. Join the Sidewalk Chalk Project in celebration of 10 years! Chalk will be provided. Donations welcome to support mental health and suicide prevention programs. If you can’t make it in person, chalk where you live and post to


May 31…Traverse City Pit Spitters home opener 5:05pm at Turtle Creek Stadium. Info:


May 31…Memorial Day Parade 9am downtown Mancelona. The parade is led by the American Legion George Puckett Post #264, with a color guard, local scouts, and Mancelona High School Marching Band.  Parade will make its first stop at Mancelona Township Library, downtown, for a memorial service. From there, parade moves west on State Street toward the cemeteries for a service in Fairview Cemetery (northwest grounds, north side of State Street), then to St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery on the south end of West Limits Road near Downey Street for a brief service. Info:


May 31… Local Appreciation Day at Castle Farms 10-5p. All residents with a valid driver’s license from Charlevoix, Emmet, Antrim, Otsego, or Cheboygan County can tour for free. All others, just $5. Info: 231-237-0884


June 1…Veteran’s Social & Lunch 9a-1pm at the Charlevoix Senior Center. Free lunch for Veterans beginning at 11:30. Every Tuesday. Info:


June 5…Spring Fest 10-4 Westminster Park-Rogers City. Arts, crafts, bake sale, farmers market and more. Info:


June 4-5…Traverse City Cherry Classic figure skating competition at Centre Ice Arena. Info:


June 4-13…73rd Annual Lilac Festival – Mackinac Island. Daily activities. Info:


June 6…Back to the Bricks Promotional Tour car show from 1-4 p.m. in downtown Boyne City. Back to the Bricks brings together classic cars and car enthusiasts for an afternoon car show for the entire community to enjoy. Live music. Info:


June 10…Charlevoix Summer Open House 4-8pm downtown. Stroll the streets, check out local shops & restaurants, giveaways, activities and musical entertainment. Info:


June 11-Sept 3…Every Friday – “Stroll the Streets” downtown Boyne City. Live music, shopping and fun! Info:


June 11-12…Mackinaw City Motorcycle Rally 10a-7pmConkling Heritage Park. Vendors, poker chip run, live entertainment, fireworks, bike show, games and more. Info:


June 11-12… Made in Cheboygan Craft Show – Washington Park. Fri 12-7pm, Sat 9a-3pm. Info: 231-420-2085


June 12-13…Michigan Free Fishing Weekend


June 12…Elk Rapids Wooden Boat Show 10-4p along the north and south side of Elk River. Boats, kayaks, artists, beverage tent, music and more. Info:


June 13…Summer Kickoff Charity Poker Run to benefit “Project Feed the Kids”. Registration at 10am at J & S Hamburg-Traverse City. $20 a player. 5 stops, last player out by noon, best hand wins! Cash prizes. Ends at TC Masonic Center with live music, raffle, food and more. Info:  (231) 929-1582


June 16-Aug 25…Every Wednesday – Pavillon Summer Concert Series at Veterans Park-Boyne City. Live music beginning at 6:30pm. Info:


June 17…Business Expo & Taste of the Straits 1-6pm Festival Square & Washington Park-Cheboygan. Info:


June 19…5K Color Run 10-1p at Brave Hearts Estate – Pellston. The proceeds of help to continue our programs with our veterans and their families. Come on out and help give back to those men and women who gave so much to us by serving our country. For more information please contact Paul at 231-539-7111


June 26…Boyne Valley Fire & Rescue Aux Outdoor Craft Show 9a-5p at Township Park on Dam Rd- Boyne Falls. Adults $5, kids free. Proceeds go to assist with purchasing a gear washing machine for the fire department. Info:



Every Monday and Wednesday from noon-1pm Free Food Market is open in the parking lot of the Salvation Army Community Center on Barlow-Traverse City. Info:


TFN…The St. Thomas food pantry is open on a drive-thru basis every Monday 10a-1pm. Bring photo ID with current Cheboygan address, proof of household income and proof of address for all household residents. 332 Western Ave. Info: 231-627-3167


TFN…The Acme Christian Thrift Store is in need of volunteers 3-5p any day Tues-Sat. Info: 231-267-3002


TFN…4th Wednesday of every month is Veterans Coffee Hour 9-10am at McDonalds in Cheboygan. Free coffee for Veterans. Info:


TFN …Stiggs Feed-a-Friend 4-8pm free meals every Sunday, no questions asked. Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen-Boyne City. Info: 231-497-6100


Now-TFN…Hospice of Michigan is available to help families in need of compassionate hospice care for a loved one. Call 888-247-5701 or visit


TFN- The Northern Care Center is a medical clinic for those uninsured or underinsured. Patients  are seen on Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Located at 117 W State Street, Cheboygan. You need to wear a mask and when you come to the parking lot you need to call the clinic, first come first seen. They also have vouchers for product at Goodwill and personal hygiene products for those in need. Please knock on the door for product. Please call with any questions 231-333-3019.


TFN…The Cheboygan Rec Center is open on Monday and Wednesday for boys and Tues/Thurs for girls from 5:30-8pm. High school and adults 8pm-10:30pm. Must wear mask at all times.


Now – TFN…Weekly Covid-19 Testing. By appointment only. No symptoms or doctors order necessary. Charleovix: Mon & Wed 10a-noon; Gaylord & Mancelona: Tues & Thurs 10-noon; Harbor Springs/Petoskey: Friday 10-noon. Call the Health Dept of NW Michigan to schedule 800-432-4121


**Upcoming Farmer’s Markets – use social distancing and wear a mask

May 21-Sept 4…Every Friday - Petoskey Farmers Market downtown 8:30-1pm Info:

May 25-Sept 28…Kalkaska Farmer’s Market 2-6pm at Railroad Square Indo: 231-258-3307

June 11- Oct 8…Elk Rapids Farmer’s Market, every Friday 8a-noon

Saturdays thru April at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City 10a-2p indoors to the Mercato corridor

Saturdays thru April from 10a-1pm downtown 215 N. Main-Cheboygan

Every Sat thru mid-May…Boyne City indoor farmers market 9a-noon on the main floor of city hall. Info:

Every Saturday through the end of Dec a variety of vendors will be set up at the Alpine Village Mall from 9a-1p-Gaylord


Friday thru April…Bellaire 10a-2p The Market is at two Locations Terrain 213 N Bridge St. Bellaire MI and Bee Well Mead & Cider 116 N. Bridge St. Bellaire MI; Vendors will be spread out between both locations each  week. Info: 231-916-2517

May 2-Oct…Every Sunday - Interlochen Farmers Market 9a-2pm. 2112 M-137. Info: 231-970-1340

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