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.
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 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.
Now – Sept 24…Manna Food Project in Petoskey is collecting cans and cash for their “Food 4 Kids” backpack program. The BIG weekend is September 1st, 2nd, 3rd where Meijer will double match your $10.00 donation and make it $30.00 when you purchase a “simply give” donation card. Info: 231-347-8852
Now-Sept 30…The City Opera House in Traverse City is having a September match challenge to help support performances, education and maintenance. Every dollar donated (up to $1000 per person) will be matched by a generous donor. For more details visit cityoperahouse.org
Now – Oct 17… Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Munson Healthcare Hospice of Cadillac is offering a 10-week grief support group for “Understanding Your Grief.” These sessions will provide insightful instruction and mutual relationship support group. The weekly group meetings are free of charge and will be held at the Munson Home Care Office located at 7985 Mackinaw Trail, Suite 100, in Cadillac, from 10:00AM to 12:00 PM, on Mondays beginning on August 8 to October 17. For more information or to preregister for the classes call 231-876-2578.
Sept 22-25, 29-30, Oct 1-2, 6-8…Old Town Playhouse-Traverse City, presents Little Shop of Horrors. A sci-fi horror musical - with a 1960's pop/rock score – featuring Seymour Krelborn, a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop, who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names "Audrey II." Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth and an unquenchable thirst for human blood. Info: www.oldtownplayhouse.com
Sept 20…Annual Harvest Dinner 5pm at Mancelona United Methodist Church. Family-style dinner will be served with delicious roast beef, squash, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, homemade dinner rolls, beverages, and pie all included. Proceeds benefit the United Methodist Women's projects including local and worldwide missions. Take-outs are available. Cost is $12 per adult; children $4. Under five years of age free. For more information 231-587-8461. Mancelona United Methodist Church is located at 117 East Hinman
Sept 22…Fall Cook-out 10a-2p at Festival Square-Cheboygan. In addition to fooe, there will be a special presentation from Toyota to the Cheboygan County Council on Aging. Info: (231)) 627-7234, ext. #14
Sept 23-24…Mackinaw City Beer & Wine Festival. 5-10 Fri, 1-10p Saturday. Live music, beer, wine and more. $5 admission includes tasting glass and 3 tickets. Info: mackinawcity.com
Sept 23-26…Detroit Red Wing Training Camp at Centre Ice-Traverse City. Red Wings players, prospects and tryouts will be divided into teams that will practice and scrimmage throughout camp, leading up to the annual Red and White Game on September 26 at 12pm. Times and prices vary. Info: centreice.org
Sept 24…St John Lutheran Church Fall Craft Show 10-3p – Cheboygan Info: 231-537-0015
Sept 24…Wine & Chocolate Tasting Event 5:30-7:30 at Walloon Lake Winery. Paring local wines with distinctive world chocolates. $25 person. Benefits NW Michigan Habitat for Humanity and Professional Women in Building Scholarships. Advance tickets required. Info: 231-348-6926 ext 102
Sept 24…Cheboygan County Alzheimer’s Support Group 6th Annual Polish Dinner 4-8pm at the FOE – Indian River. $12 adults, ages 5-12 $5, under 5 free. Proceeds benefit those fighting Alzheimer’s disease and support caregivers. Info: 231-238-5165
Sept 24…Annual Harvest Dinner 4-7pm at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Country Store 10a-2p and 4-7p. Info: 231-627-2194
Sept 24…Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Extravaganza 10-6p downtown Bellaire. Brew tent, live music, zany scarecrows, craft & flea market, kids activities and more! Info: bellairechamber.com
Sept 24…Acme Fall Festival 10-4pm at Flintsfield Horse Park-Williamsburg. Craft show, farmers market, kids activities, silent auction, live entertainment and more! Info: discoveracme.com
Sept 24…Boyne City Harvest Festival 8a-4pm downtown. Music, crafts, farmers market, horse-drawn hayrides, kids games and more! Info: boynechamber.com
Sept 24…Leaf Peekers Craft Show 9a-3p at the East Jordan Community Center. Info: ejchamber.org
Sept 24…Taste of Harbor Springs noon-3pm on the Waterfront. Unlimited food tates, two drink tickets, commemorative glass. $25 adv/$35 day of. Supports culinary scholarships. Info: harborspringschamber.com
Sept 24…Leelanau Uncaged noon-10p – Downtown Northport. Music, dance, artists, food, kids corner, fun for the whole family. Free admission. Info: leelanauuncaged.com
Sept 24…Welcome Home Event for Vietnam Era Veterans 3-6pm at the US Coast Guard – Traverse City. In support of the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War, they are having an All-American Bar-B-Que, Music, and a celebration of our Vietnam Era Veterans who were not properly welcomed home. Veterans who register will receive a recognition certificate and lapel pin. TICKET INFORMATION-If you are a Vietnam Era Veteran (or if you are registering a Veteran) please be sure to select a Veteran ticket and fill out the necessary information for your certificate. If you are a family member and/or coming to show your support, or if you are a Veteran who previously received a certificate, please claim a General Admission ticket. Seats are LIMITED, so it is important that you register to reserve your spot. Info: 231-342-2020
Sept 24…Hops ‘n Highlands Microbrew Festival at Boyne Highlands. Featuring over 44 Michigan Breweries and over 175 microbrews, live music! Info: 231-526-3000
Sept 24… Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers 5K Run & Walk Alpena at 10AM at the Alpena Band Shell. Run & walk to honor our bravest as we follow the footsteps of 9/11 hero, firefighter Stephen Siller to ensure that we never forget and honor the sacrifices of our 1st responders and military heroes. There will be an event T-shirt, post run events and great fundraising incentives. All proceeds will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, including the Building for America's Bravest program, which builds specially adapted, custom designed smart homes to help restore independence and improve the quality of life for our nation's most catastrophically injured service members. For more information or to get more involved, call Sharon at (989) 356-0355 or go to T2TRUN.org
Sept 24-25…Grand Traverse Area Rock & Mineral Club Rock & Mineral Show at the Carnegie Building-Traverse City. Sat 10-2, Sun 11-4p. $2 adults. Info: traversecity.com
Sept 24-15…Friends of the Traverse Area District Library Used Book Sale at the main library on Woodmere-Traverse City. Features an outstanding selection of quality used books from a variety of genres including: fiction, cookbooks, children's, health, history, and many others. Most items priced $1-$2. Sat 9a-3p, Sun noon-3pm. Info: tadl.org
Sept 25…Big Family Fall Festival noon-3p at Pond Hill Farm-Harbor Springs. Free cider & donuts, family photos, wine & beer tasting, hayrides ($), games, pumpkin painting and more! Info: 231-627-2341
Sept 25…Charlevoix Public Library 10th Anniversary Open House 1-4pm. Features live entertainment, kids activities, tours, giveaways, overdue fines forgiven, and birthday cake! The first 150 people at the celebration will receive a free commemorative book bag. Info: Charlevoix.org
Sept 25… The Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network 8th annual fundraiser from 3:30 til 7 pm at Breakers in Topinabee. Great silent auction items including Detroit Red Wings Memorabilia as well as gift certificates and items from local businesses. Entertainment will be by Billy Jewell.
Sept 25…Boyne City Firefighters Benefit Concert with David Adam Byrnes with special guest Morgan Frazier for two shows at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center 3p & 6p. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $60 Family pass (2 adults + kids). Info: 231-225-0275
Sept 27…Cheboygan County Humane Society 4th Annual Benefit Chicken Dinner 4:30-6:30p at Peace Lutheran Church-Rogers City. $10, children under 5 eat free. Please bring a donation for the shelter (food, litter, old blankets, etc).
Sept 28…Business Showcase 4-7pm at the Ostego County Sportsplex-Gaylord. A FREE event with over 75 outstanding businesses showcasing their products. Info: gaylordchamber.com
Sept 28…Soup Supper 4-6p at Inverness Twp Hall-Cheboygan. $7.50 adults/$5 kids 12 & under. Take outs available. Proceeds benefit the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Info: 231-238-8221
Sept 30…Seedums Garden Club presents “Tastes & Treasures” Luncheon & Marketplace 11:30-1:30 at the Cheboygan Eagles Club. Tickets $15. Info: 231-627-9038
Sept 30…Germanfest 6-11p at Trinity Lutheran Church-Traverse City. Enjoy an evening of authentic German food, entertainment, and dancing. Guests must be 21 or over. Your ID is required. $40, includes food & entertainment. Info: traversecity.com
Sept 30-Oct 2…Harbor Springs Festival of the Book. A celebration of readers, writers, books and the literary craft. Over the course of three days, attendees will experience keynote addresses, panel discussions, educational programs, cookbook author events, readings, and book signings with authors, illustrators, and journalists. Info: hsfoth.org
Oct 1…Benzie County Fall Festival-Beulah. Bake sale, pumpkin decorating, kids activities, soup contest, horse drawn wagon rides, and more! Info: visitbenzie.com
Oct 1…8th Annual Skitoberfest at Boyne Mountain-Harbor Springs. Great food, Michigan beer, wine and spirits, live music and performances - plus Boyne's own ski- and snowboard-oriented twists on tradition. Carve out plenty of time for the on-snow rail jam, a ski swap, free rides on the six-place chair, a parade, street dancing, and tons of other surprises. Info: boynemountain.com
Oct 1…Empire Hops Festival noon-10p downtown Empire. Food, beverages, music and more. $15, inc. glass & drink tickets. Info: empirechamber.com
Oct 1…Sleeping Bear Marathon – Empire. The out-and-back marathon course will take runners by the "Dune Climb", past Little Glen Lake, and through the village of Glen Arbor with breathtaking views of the Manitou Islands and Sleeping Bear Dunes along the way. The half marathon will follow the same course as the marathon, turning around at the 6.55 mile mark. Admission varies. Info: traversecity.com
Oct 1…Little Traverse Half Marathon & 10K Run/Walk. The half marathon (USATF certified) starts in the Village of Bay Harbor, and the 10k starts in Petoskey State Park with both races finishing at the waterfront in Harbor Springs. Also a free Kids’ Run. Proceeds benefit the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council's Watershed Academy program and Petoskey State Park's "Step Up for Baldy" trail restoration project. Info: petoskeyarea.com
Oct 1…Trek the Mighty Mac & Expo. ATV’s, Off-Road Motorcycles & Side-by-sides crossing the Mackinac Bridge at 10am, then stopping at Little Bear East Arena-St. Ignace for display 11a-6pm. Info: saintignace.org
Oct 1…Blessing of the Animals 4pm at Christ Episcopal Church-Charlevoix. Bring your pets; dogs on leashes and all other pets in cages to a 20-minute service of blessing. Following the service treats will be served to all pet owners and their pets.Info: 231-547-6322
Oct 1…23rd Annual Remembrance Run 8a-noon at Timber Ridge Resort-Traverse City. 5K Race/Run/Walk, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, Adventure Obstacle Course, Silent Auction and Health Fair. All proceeds benefit Munson Women's Cancer Fund which assists women in our five county area who are battling cancer. Register online at remembrancerun.com.
Oct 2…10th Annual Harvest Festivus noon-6pm at Left Foot Charley-Traverse City. German Oompah Music, horse-drawn wagon rides, fresh cider, and wine tasting. Live Oompah music will be from 1pm-3pm, face painting will be held from 2pm-5pm and carriage rides around the village will be from 12pm-4pm. The event is free, all-ages, and open to the public. Info: traversecity.com
Oct 2…Rib Cook-off to benefit Brave Hearts Estate retreat for Veterans. 3-7pm, $10 person/$30 family. Includes sides and dessert. 4171 Ely Rd-Pellston. Info: 231-539-7111
Oct 2…Annual Honduras Mission Dinner at the Black River Gathering Place-Cheboygan. Doors 11a, dinner noon-2pm. Silent auction, bake sale and Honduran coffee & vanilla for sale. Donations of money and/or toys greatly appreciated. Info: 231-625-2154
Oct 7… The 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society will be hosting "Night at the Lighthouse" 6:30-9:30p.m. Contact 989-734-4587 for more info.
Oct 7-8…Fort Fright at Michilimackinac-Mackinaw City. Colonial Michilimackinac will be transformed into a haunted habitat where werewolves, witches, and other legendary characters roam. Operating under the name "Fort Fright" for these two nights, the 18th-century fort and fur trading village will be open from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. $8 adults, $5 child. Info: mackinaw-city.com
Oct 7-8…AAUW Used Book Sale at the Gaylord United Way Building. Books range from 25 cents to $5. On Saturday at 11:00 AM, books are a $1 a bag or by donation. Proceeds go to scholarships for local girls and women. Info: gaylordchamber.com
Oct 7-9…15th Annual Fiber Festival – Old Art Building-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. Free. Info: oldartbuilding.com
Oct 8…Benzie Fall Festival – Frankfort Area. Parade, live music, pumpkin decorating, kinds games, silent auction, pumpkin drop and more. Info: visitbenzie.com
Oct 8…Oktoberfest Celebration & Chili Cook-off 4p-8p at St. Ambrose Cellars-Beulah. Games for kids, mead, wine, cider, food, and music! Chili cook-off is free to enter - $5 to judge the chili and taste! Info: 517-262-5875
Oct 8…Walk, Run EMPOWER 5K Run/Walk 8a-noon at NMC- Traverse City. Raise awareness and bring an end to sexual violence in our community. All proceeds will go to Voices, who will then donate a portion to TC CAST; a local organization working to end sex trafficking and build the first Northern Michigan safe house. Same day registration (cash or check only) will open at 8am in West Hall on NMC's campus. Race will start at 9am. For more information on this event or sexual misconduct, call NMC Student Life at (231) 995-1118.
Oct 8…Mancelona Days 10am-3pm. Entertainment, best scarecrow competition, crowning of Miss Mancelona, Beer Tent, hair braiding, face painting, sidewalk sales, restaurant specials, street fair, crafters, vendors, and much more! Info: mancelonachamber.org
Oct 8…2nd Annual Harbor Springs Brew Festival 1-5p on the Harbor Springs Waterfront. $10. Features 30 breweries, with over 90 different types of craft beers, hard ciders and mead beverages. The festival invites ages 21 and older for a fantastic fall event that includes great food and live entertainment. Info: petoskeyarea.com
Oct 8… Shanty Creek Resorts Great Pumpkin Fest from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Schuss Village. Chairlift rides, kids games, face paintings, bouncy house, pumpkin carving. For more details call 231-533-8621
Oct 13……Soup Supper 4-6p at Inverness Twp Hall-Cheboygan. $7.50 adults/$5 kids 12 & under. Take outs available. Proceeds benefit the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Info: 231-238-8221
Oct 14-15…Glen Arbor Art Association’s Readers Theatre presents “Radio Days” a nostalgic look back at the golden era of radio. , 7:30pm at the Glen Lake Commuinty Reformed Church-Glen Arbor. Free. Info: 231-334-6112
Oct 14-16…38th Annual Apple Fest – Charlevoix. Farmers market, food booths, arts & craft show, kids activities, and more! Info: Charlevoix.org
Oct 14-16…Hemingway Harvest Festival – Downtown Petoskey. A weekend of fun, fall activities modeled around Hemingway’s hobbies. Info: petoskeyarea.com
Oct 15…12th Annual Chili Cookoff 11:30-2pm at the United Methodist Church-Charlevoix. 7 of Charlevoix's favorite Restaurants will vie for the title of "BEST CHILI IN TOWN". This "You be the Judge" event is only $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. FREE Macaroni and Cheese for the children will also be offered. Info: Charlevoix.org
Oct 15… Sojourn Church located at 1027 McRae Hill Rd., Traverse City, is hosting a free one day health and wellness clinic from 10 am to 2 pm. Free medical, optical screening and care, chiropractic, haircuts, family portraits, a hot meal, and winter outerwear will be available. Volunteers are needed in all areas. Donations of new or gently used winter outerwear and personal hygiene items are being collected at Sojourn Church Monday – Thursday 9am-3pm and Walters and Hemming 421 W Front St, Traverse City, Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm. Please contact the church at 946-9638 with questions.
Oct 16…The Great Pumpkin Dash 9am at Mt. Holiday Ski & Recreation Area-Traverse City. Featuring 5K and 2K run/walk events for the whole family. The Jack-o'-Lope 5K is a timed event that follows the hilly terrain around Mt. Holiday and the 2K Great Pumpkin Lug is where pumpkins and their people have one goal: crossing the finish line ... unsquashed. It is untimed, for all ages, with prizes for best costume, heaviest lug, and more! Info: traversecity.com
Oct 22…Crafts n More 9a-3pm at St. Mary Cathedral-Gaylord. Hourly door prizes, crafts, magician, Granny’s Country Kitchen, baked goods and more. Info: 989-731-4476
Oct 22…Pumpkin Fest 2016 1-8p downtown Glen Arbor. Pumpkin carving, face painting, pie eating contest, costume contest, spaghetti dinner and more! Info: glenlakechamber.com
Oct 22…”Take A Hike” Help the Fight to help raise awareness of veteran suicide & the struggles of those that have served in the military by taking part in a 22 mile hike. Registration 7am, opening ceremony 7:30a, step off 8am at Milton Twop Fire Dept in Kewadin, destination Bryant Park-Traverse City. Entry by donation. Pre-register at www.222none.weebly.com