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.
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.
Every Tuesday… Mancelona United Methodist Church hosts a weekly Free Community Meal, each Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All are invited. For more information or to volunteer, please call the United Methodist Church. Info: 231-587-8461
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 4pm at the Cheboygan Campus of McLaren Northern Michigan, 3rd Floor Conference room. Free to attend. For more info: 231-445-1595
Most Friday Nights…311 Friday Night Jam! Free live music along with mini demonstrations for the healing arts like yoga, meditation and Reiki, plus inspiring stories. 7-8:30p. 311 Spiritual Wellness Center-Michigan St, Petoskey. Info: 231-838-3010
Now thru December…Bayside Docs’ Urgent Care in Traverse City is donating $1 to breast cancer for every flu shot given through the clinic. Money benefits local families. Open 7 days, no appt. needed. Info: 231-933-9150
Now-Oct 17…Cub Scout Pack 187 of Cheboygan is selling Trails End Popcorn. To order, call 517-260-0482
Tickets are on sale now for the Bishop Baraga Boosters Annual Fall Party to be held October 17th at the Cheboygan Knights of Columbus Hall. A “Fang”Tastic Monster Bash will include music, unique auction items, food stations and raffle. Info: 231-597-9876
Oct 2…Canned Food Drive/Bell Ringing at Cheboygan Chief Homecoming Game to benefit local food pantries.
Oct 3…Odawa Casino Women’s Show 11am-5p. More than 50 vendors will be on hand with information and products for wellness, professional services, education, family and shopping. Admission is free and everyone who is 19 and over will receive $5 in Free Slot Play! The Odawa Casino will also be collecting donations of paper products, cleaning supplies, and cash for the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan! Info: odawacasino.com
Oct 3…Benzie County Fall Festival! Pumpkin decorating, bounce house, fall soup contest, car/motorcycle show, horse drawn wagon rides and more! Village Park-Beulah. Info: visitbenzie.com
Oct 3…St. Jude Bike-a-thon 9a-11a Gordon Turner Park-Cheboygan.
Oct 3…French Canadian Heritage Day with Traditional Soup Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Ignace United Methodist Church on State Street. Speaker: Jon Tremblay, Language Activist. Cost: $12 per person. Sponsored by the Michilimackinac Historical Society. For information, phone (906) 643-6627.
Oct 3…Empire Hops Festival Noon-10p, downtown Empire. Features local foods, brews and music. $15 entry fee includeds a glass and drink tickets. Info: empirechamber.com
Oct 3…Fall Harvest Festival 8a-4pm downtown Boyne City. Farmer’s Market, pumpkin decorating, pie baking contest, pie eating contest, music, kids games and more! Info: boynechamber.com
Oct 3…Grandvue Terrace and Parks “Old Fashioned Barn Raiser” Benefit. 6-11p at the Boyne City Eagles on River Street. Music, silent auction, food & fun! Info: www.grandvue.org.
Oct 3…Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church's Annual Harvest Dinner 4:30-6:30p at the church –Traverse City. Menu will be Swiss steak, potatoes, cole slaw, roll, homemade desserts and beverage. Take out available. Info: 231-223-4393
Oct 3…Blissfest Country Dance 7:30p old-time fun for the whole family. All dances are taught and there is a live band and caller, at Red Sky Stage, Petoskey. www.blissfest.org
Oct 3…Trek the Mighty Mac. Over 1,400 A-T-Vs will be crossing the Mackinac Bridge (first time allowed in history). Starts 10am in Mackinaw City, followed by gathering at Little Bear East in St Ignace that includes vendors, lunch, beverage tent and music from Billy Jewell and His Bad Habits. Info: stignace.com
Oct 3-4…Harvest Festival at Aloha State Park. Pumpkin painting, chili cook-off, trick-or-treating, site decorating and more. *Recreation passport required for entry. Info: 231-625-2522
Oct 4…9th Annual Harvest Festivus Noon-6pm at Left Foot Charley-Traverse City. Kids activities, winemakers in lederhosen, German Oompah Music, horse drawn wagon rides, face painting, fresh cider, hard cider, wine and wine tasting. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Horse drawn wagon rides 12pm to 4pm and a German Oompah band 1pm to 3pm. Info: traversecity.com
Oct 5…5th Annual Bergmann Center Art Show 2-3p at the Charlevoix Public Library. Info: 231-237-7350
Oct 8…Cheboygan Senior Expo 9a-1p at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Focus on health & wellness, screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, vision, and more. Snacks, musical entertainment & door prizes. Free. Info: 231-487-4183
Oct 9…14th Annual Night at the Lighthouse 6:30-9:30 at 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Park, US 23-Rogers City. Featuring the Huron Shores barbershop chorus. Free Admission. Info: 40milepointlighthouse.org
Oct 9, 10, 23 & 24…Ghost Walk Tours 6-7:30pm at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum-Northport. Join the Lighthouse staff for a guided ghost walk tour of the lighthouse and grounds. Hear about the strange and unusual things that have happened to lighthouse volunteers, staff and keepers over the years. Learn about the lighthouse keepers who have died at the lighthouse. Michigan State Park Recreation Passport is required. Cost is $10 per ticket. Info: 231-386-7195
Oct 9-10…AAUW Used Book Sale at the Gaylord United Way Building. Proceeds go to scholarships for local girls & women. Info: gaylordchamber.com
Oct 9-10…14th Annual Fiber Festival at the Old Art Building in Leland. Artists with original fiber art will exhibit and sell their work in mediums of wearable art, textiles, weaving, art quilts, fiber sculpture, knits and yarns. Admission is free. Friday from 5 to 8 pm and Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm. Info: oldartbuilding.com
Oct 9-11…37th Annual Charlevoix Applefest. Arts & crafts, farmer’s market, food booths, kids activities, swing dance concert and more! Info: Charlevoix.org
Oct 10…5th Annual Whitefish Point ”Run for the Lights” benefit race. Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. 8:30am, 5K; 10K and half marathon. All entries receive at dry fit shit. Proceeds benefit restoration of the Whitefish Point Lighthouse. Info: shipwreckmuseum.com
Oct 10…Great Pumpkin Run 9:30 to benefit the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. Info: 231-582-6774
Oct 10…Fall Family Fun Fest 10a-4p at Pinehill Nursery-Kewadin. Games, food, cider. Free. Info: 231-599-2824
Oct 10…Benzie County Fall Festival! Live music, kids games, baking contest, scavenger hunt, hay wagon rides, free movie and more! Open Space Park-Frankfort. Info: visitbenzie.com
Oct 10…Wings of Wonder returns to Grass River Natural Area in Bellaire with their amazing live raptor program. $5 per person. 11am- 12noon. Info: www.grassriver.org
Oct 10…Antique Appraisal Clinic 9:30a-4:30p at the Cheboygan County History Center. Have your item professionally appraised by the experts of DuMouchelle Galleries. Appointments are required; please call (231) 627-9597 to schedule.
Oct 10…Elk’s Pumpkin Patch noon-3p at the Gaylord Elks Club. For Gaylord Area Children a pumpkin for each child, cider, donuts, hotdogs, hayrides, face painting, coloring contests, and much more. MI Child ID Child Identification program. Info: gaylordchamber.com
Oct 10…Harbor Springs Beer Festival 3-6p. Beer vendors from around the state will be pouring their best on the waterfront. Live music with The Cookies. $5 admission, $2 per pour. Info: www.visitharborsprings.com
Oct 10…Fork, Cork & Brew Barn Dance-Indian River. Come enjoy a farm to table dinner, drinks and dancing in a local barn. More details to come! Info: 231-238-9325
Oct 10…Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra presents “Peter and the Wolf. 2 performances, 2pm & 7pm at the Bay View Auditorium. Children thru 18 are free, Adults $10 for 2pm show, $20 evening. Info: 231-487-0010
Oct 10…11th Annual Chili Cook Off 11:30-2:30 at the United Methodist Church-Charlevoix. $6.50 a person. You will receive a voting ballot, a taste of all of the Restaurants entries of Chili, onion and cheese toppings, sour cream, crackers, corn bread muffins, ice cream and a beverage. Homemade pies by the slice for an extra price along with whole pies will be for sale from the members of the United Methodist Church. Macaroni and Cheese for the children will also be offered free. Info: 231-675-2327
Oct 10…Dog-o-ween 3:30-6pm at the Pavilion-downtown Gaylord. Pet/owner costume contest, face painting, craft activity, bake sale and more. $10 per family, benefits the Friends for Life of Otsego County to assist with the cost of spaying/neutering. Info: 989-350-9907
Oct 10…Ski Swap 9a-2p at Nub’s Nob. This is a fund raiser for the Harbor Springs Ski Team; you keep 80% of the selling price. Drop off your ski or board gear on Thurs 10/8 or Fri 10/9 from 12p-8p. Info: hsskiteam.com
Oct 10…Amvets Ladies Auxiliary Community Treasure Hunt 4-9pm Elk Rapids. Put together your team and help raise money for the Scholarship Fund. A team is as many people as you can fit in one vehicle. There will be a party with food and prizes at the end and everyone is welcome to play. $10 per person. Info: 231-264-5182
Oct 11…Benefit spaghetti dinner at the VFW Hall on Veterans Dr in Traverse City from 12-4pm. Raffle tickets will also be sold ahead of time for a chance to win a four wheeler. Benefits Zane Barnes, who was diagnosed with a rare incurable cancer called Adenocarcinoma in the GI tract. Funds will help with medical expenses. You can also make a donation at: https://www.gofundme.com/gz4n6png
Oct 11…Annual Honduras Mission Dinner doors @11a, dinner noon-2pm at the Cheboygan Knights of Columbus Hall. $10 adults, 5-12 $5, under 5 free, family $25. Silent auction & bake sale. Proceeds sponsor children’s Christmas parties. Info: 231-625-2154
Oct 11…Devils Dive Half Marathon & 5K. 8am –Old Mission Peninsula. Info: www.devilsdivehalf.com
Oct 13…American Red Cross Blood Drive Noon-5:45pm at the National Guard Armory on Cuyler St-Cheboygan. Info: 800-RED-Cross
Oct 14…Woof Wednesday 6-8p at Crooked Vine Winery in Alanson. Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, Wood Wood Fired Up pizza and Jeff Pagel guitarist. Bring your pet, bring your friends, bring your kids and your appetite. Percentage of wine sales goes to LTBHS. Info: 231-881-6582
Oct 16…10th Annual Power of the Purse 5pm at Treetops Resort Convention Center-Gayorld. Lots of great food, purses and fun! Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance. Benefits the Otsego County United Way. Info: 989-732-6232
Oct 16…Swiss Steak Dinner 4:30-7pm at the Cross in the Woods Family Center-Indian River. $11 adults, kids 10 & under $3. Info: (231) 238-8973
Oct 17…Autumn Fest 1-3p at the Grass River Natural Area in Bellaire. Take a haunted hike, create an autumn light catcher, make a natural bird feeder, pound a pumpkin, get a face tattoo and more. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Info: 231-533-8314
Oct 17…Petoskey United Methodist Church’s Annual “Women of Grace” retreat. Registration begings at 8:30a, with the program following from 9-4p. Cost is $22, which includes lunch. To register, call the church office, 231-347-2733
Oct 17…Christmas in October Bazaar 9:30-3:30p at Lewiston Elementary. Arts & crafts, pictures with Santa & Mrs Claus, hourly drawings and more. Benefits the Montmorency County Habitat for Humanity. Info: 989-786-3385
Oct 17…Order of the Eastern Star “Stars Cars Derby Car Race” “Fun Night of Car Racing” Held at the Bellaire Masonic Lodge. 3:00 PM registration, Race begins at 4:00 PM until finished. Open to the public. Build your own cars. Car Kit, $5.00 Registration, $5.00 Registration, with your own car, $5.00 Classes of race: “18 Years & Under” and “19 Years To Infinity” Prizes in each class and for overall best design Hot dogs, brats, chips & popcorn, available for purchase Coffee & lemonade is provided Call the information numbers to pick up kits, available now. For information: Carolyn Sage: 544-6314, Bob Knott: 533-8482, Denise Stambaugh: 533-8095 Guy DeWitt: 377-7156
Oct 17…2nd Annual Harvest Fest 10a-1p Pavilion on Court St-downtown Gaylord. Kids activities, pumpkin painting, harvest bowling, treasure hunt, farmers market and more! Info: Gaylordchamber.com
Oct 17…Grand Traverse Astronomical Society Comet Party! Noon-2pm at the Betsie Valley District Library-Thompsonville. Learn about comets and icy planets. Free. Info: 231-378-2716
Oct 17…Leaf Peeker Craft Show 10a-4pm at the East Jordan Community Center. Many vendors displaying handmade items, crafts and more. Info: ejchamber.org
Oct 17…6th Annual Pumpkin Festival 1p-4p. Early Trick-or-Treat, Kids Games, Pumpkin Pie Baking Contest, Live Music and more. Memorial Park and downtown East Jordan. Info: ejchamber.org
Oct 17-18…Great Pumpkin Jamboree. Costumes, haunted woods, music, kids areas, and vendors, on the Harm Farm, Lake Ann. www.dunesvillemusicfestival.com
Oct 18-21…Pigstock TC, a unique annual culinary gathering features classes, workshops and themed dinners, all about pork. Info: pigstocktc.com
Oct 24…Fall Pumpkin Fundraiser & Open House at Northern Michigan Equine Therapy in Boyne City. Spooky horse barn, pumpkin carving, horse costume contest, petting farm, hay rides and more. Donations go toward therapy scholarships for those with disabilities and facility horses needs. Info: 231-881-5590
Oct 24… Great Pumpkin Roll, Trunk or Treat, and Haunted Woods, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Downtown and St. Ignace Big Boy parking lot. For information phone (906) 643-9700.
Oct 24…Crafts ‘n’ more show 9a-3p at St. Mary Cathedral-Gaylord. Info: gaylordchamber.com
Oct 25…Chili Cookoff/Silent Auction noon-8pm at the Helena Township Community Center-Alden. Benefits “With a little Help From My Friends”. Info: 231-533-4070
Oct 25…Grand Bridal Expo 10-4p Castle Farms-Charlevoix. Over 50 of the finest vendors in Northern Michigan with the latest in wedding trends and the always fabulous fashion show starting at 3pm. Relax in the Celebration Lounge with beer, wine and food for purchase. Giveaways, door prizes and vendor drawing.
The Grand Finale of the day will feature the Castle Farms Grand Giveaway worth over $15,000! Details at www.castlefarms.com
Oct 25… Headlands Challenge - One-mile candlelit walk through the dark woods and to the stars while refreshments brew over the bonfire, and the magic of story and mischievous games await, 8pm Headlands Dark Sky Park, Mackinaw City. Info:visitmackinawcity.com
Oct 30…Downtown Trick or Treating 3-5p at participating businesses through out downtown Cheboygan. Info: Cheboygan.com
Oct 31…Downtown Traverse City Halloween Walk 10-11:30am. Trick or Treat at participating businesses. Info: traversecity.com