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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

 

Now-July 6…Applications are being accepted for the Purple Martin for Kids Camp Aug 19-21 at Camp Nissokone, Oscoda. Seeking foster children, including those separated from their siblings, kids at risk, and those being raised by grandparents, ages 7-18 for a fun summer camp. Children & guardians can attend at no cost. To apply, visit www.thepurplemartin.org

 

Now – Aug 31…Wednesdays. Boat In Movies in the Park will happen in the Village Green Park next to Barrel Back in Walloon Lake! Movies will start 20 minutes after sunset and can be watched from the park’s lawn or from your boat! Tune your boat radio in to listen for sound. Info: Petoskeyarea.com

 

Now-Aug 25…Concerts on the Lawn 7-9pm Grand Traverse Pavilions-Traverse City every Thursday. Enjoy a summer evening with great music! Bring a chair, blanket or picnic. Food, drinks & ice cream available. Free will donation, benefits PACE, Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. Info: gtpavilions.org

 

Now -July 1…Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program 9-10am and 11:30 to 12:30 Mon-Fr at Boyne Falls Public School. Free meals for children 18 and under or up to 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or Physically disabled. Info: 231-549-2211

 

June 17-Sept 2…Stoll the Streets fills downtown Boyne City with music and fun every summer Friday evening for the 13th year. Music ranges from traditional folk, bluegrass and jazz to rock. Special activities include magicians, caricature artists, face-painters and balloon-twisters. Info: strollthestreets.com

 

June 22-Aug 17…Evenings at the Gazebo 6:30 Boyne City. Held each Wednesday. Bring your blanket, chair and good mood that will be made better by the terrific music you'll hear each week. Info: boynechamber.com

 

June 29-Aug 3…Gaylord Community Band Concerts Every Wednesday at 8pm. (except July 13-6:30p) Bring a lawn chair of blanket. Free. Info:gaylordmichigan.net

 

June 30…6th Annual Yappy Hour to benefit the Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network 4:30-6:30pm at the Boathouse Restaurant-Cheboygan. $30, seating is limited. Info: nmarn.org

 

June 30-July 3…Cedar Polka Fest. Hearty food, drink and continuous polka music and dancing.  Flag raising ceremony is on Thursday, parade on Saturday at noon and Polish mass on Sunday morning at 11 am. Thurs-Sat $10 adults, Sun $5. Ages 13-20 ½ price, 12 & under free – when accompanied by parent. Info: cedarpolkafest.com

 

June 30-Aug 25… Every Thursday from 7-9p downtown Harbor Springs presents Street Musique. Families can enjoy the local rhythms while eating an ice cream with the kids or just enjoying a nice summer evening walk. Activities for the children will be available, ranging from magic shows and balloon animals to face painting and sidewalk chalk. Info: visitharborsprings.com

 

Now-Sept 2…Family Dinner & a Movie Nights 5:20 (if interested in dinner), Dinner is ordered at 5:30pm. Movie will begin as soon as pizza arrives. Movie is free. Harbor Springs Sk8 Park. Movie listing and more info: harborspringschamber.com

 

July 1…First Friday 5-8p at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City. Features, art, food, demos, live music and more! Info: traversecity.com

 

July 1…Ice Cream Social 4:30-6:30p at Leer Lutheran Church in Posen. There will be a full dinner menu with salads, sandwiches, desserts and ice cream sundaes with a free will offering. There will also be a bake sale with homemade breads and cookies. Info: 989-379-3988

 

July 2…Old Time Picnic 11a-4p at Brave Hearts Estate-Pellston. Bring your own picnic lunch & beverage (no alcohol please). Games, demonstrations, crafts, farm market, music, hay rides and more. $5 entry or $20 family. Proceeds benefit Brave Hearts Estate – Retreat for Veterans. Info: 231-539-7111

 

July 2…22nd Annual Lake Ann Homecoming Celebration 9a-3p in S.S. Burnett Park. Activities include vintage tractor parade at 11 am, bake sale, country store, craft sale, flea market, children’s games, cake walk, bounce house, pony rides, live music, wagon and vintage car rides, rifle and quilt raffle, and large silent auction.  Lunch will be available in the town hall from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.  The Almira Historical Museum and other historical buildings will also be open for visitors. Proceeds from Homecoming benefit the Almira Historical Society, which is dedicated to preserving the heritage of Almira Township and the Village of Lake Ann. Info: 231-275-7362

 

July 2-9… Annual National Cherry Festival – Traverse City. Over 150 family activities, air shows, fireworks, parades, carnival, concerts and more! Info: cherryfestival.org

 

July 2-3…Antiques at the Fairgrounds –Petoskey. This popular show will feature over 170 dealers from around the country. There will be a huge array of high quality antique merchandise from the smallest collectibles (jewelry), to a wide range of antique furniture, pottery, china, textiles, prints and more. $5 (good for both days) under 15 free. 9-5p Sat, 10-4p Sun. Info: Petoskeyarea.com

 

July 2-3…8th Annual Wheels Car Club Cruise Night, Car Show & Swap Meet. The cruise night is Saturday, July 2nd from 4-7PM at the Thunder Bay Resort (27800 M-32). Then come back Sunday, July 3rd from 8AM-3:30PM for the car show & swap meet in downtown Hillman. There will be dash plaques for the first 100 vehicles. Over 30 classes and special trophies. Also, lots of prize giveaways including toolboxes, tools and cash! Come rain or shine. For more information call Bill at (989) 742-4209 

 

July 2-Aug 27th…Real Street Theatre-downtown St. Ignace. 7pm. Jugglers, magicians, musicians, clowns, and more! Info: saintignace.org

 

July 3…Annual Summer Fun Party 5-10 at Thurston Park-Central Lake. Food, fun, music and more! Info: centrallakechamber.com

 

July 3… Community Night of Worship 6pm at Festival Square-Cheboygan. Bring non-perishable food for the Salvation Army. Hot dogs, drinks and kids activities available. Info: 231-420-3568

 

July 3…Fireworks over DeVos Beach-Indian River; Bay Harbor; Torch Lake

 

July 4…Fireworks: Boyne City; Central Lake; Grayling; Traverse City; Lake City; Mackinaw City; Mackinaw Island

 

July 4…Independence Day Parade 10am-Cheboygan

 

July 4…Independence Day Parade 11am – Indian River

 

July 4th….Independence Day Events in Central Lake: Pancake Breakfast, Arts and Crafts Bazaar, Parade, Strawberry Social, Library Book Fair, Children’s Events; (water slides, bouncy houses, cotton Candy, Sno cones,) Dunk Tank, Lions Club Chicken BBQ Dinner, Music by the Night Shift, Fireworks Show at dusk. Info: centrallakechamber.com

 

July 4…Mackinaw City 4th of July Celebration 1-3p enjoy games on the Marina Lawn, 9p-dusk Straits Area Concert Band at Conkling Heritage Park, fireworks at dusk. Info: mackinawcity.com

 

July 4…4th of July Parade – Petoskey 6pm

 

July 4…Smile Through the Miles 5K/10K 8:30am at the Louis Groes Nature Preserve in Johannesburg. Proceeds benefit the nature preserve. Info: smilethroughthemiles.com

 

July 5…8-9:15pm Enjoy the sounds of the Charlevoix City Band while taking in the views of beautiful Round Lake. East Park-Downtown Charlevoix. Free. Info: Charlevoix.org

 

July 6-10…Red Wing Development Camp at Centre Ice-Traverse City. The camp is comprised of drafted or signed Red Wings prospects Tickets are available in person only for $5 per day on each day of the event. Info: centreice.org

 

July 6-31… Great Lakes Equestrian Festival at Flintsfields Horse Park-Williamsburg. The Festival will feature seven weeks of exciting equestrian competition located in a fantastic tourist destination that caters to equestrian athletes and equine enthusiasts alike. Competitors and spectators will be able to enjoy all the Traverse City has to offer while attending this elite equestrian competition. Each week will also feature family friendly events with concerts and activities for children of all ages. Info: greatlakesequestrianfestival.com

 

July 7- 10…Waterways Festival – Cheboygan. Kids Day, Movie at the Square, beach volleyball, antique appraisals, arts & crafts, wooden boats and more! Info: waterwaysfestival.com

 

July 7…Ice Cream Party! 11am. Bring the family to Brownson Park across from the Kingsley Branch Library and enjoy an ice cream sundae with all the toppings!   Bring blankets to sit on, your swimsuits and towels, and enjoy the splash pad afterward - or hit the playground! This is a family event offered as part of Summer Reading Club. For more information, please call 231-263-5484.

 

July 7 – Aug 25…Thursday evenings enjoy free music at Bayside Live! 7-8:30pm, St. Ignace Public Marina Pavilion. Info: saintignace.org

 

July 8-10…36th Annual Blissfest Music Festival – Harbor Springs. Celebrating music, art and diversity. Live entertainment, workshops, art and more. Info: blissfest.org

 

July 8-9…Boyne Thunder. This unique boating event showcases high performance boats, some sporting several thousand horsepower, cruising through the waters of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on a 90-mile excursion. There will be lots of fun besides watching the boats.  Stroll the Streets will be going on on Friday night.  There will be a farmers market on Saturday and more! Info: boynethunder.com

July 9…Beulah Art Fair 10a-5p downtown, rain or shine. Info: 231-383-1120

 

July 9…Sweaty Yeti Run 8a-11am at Boswell Stadium-East Jordan. 5K and Family Fun Mile. Proceeds benefit the Barber-Galvin Memorial Scholarship Fund. $25. Info: ejchamber.org

 

July 9…Giving Back 5K Color Run/Walk to support local Veterans. 9am registration,10am start time. $20 reg. fee. First 50 registered receive a t-shirt. The course winds through the countryside and wooded area of Brave Hearts Estate, 4171 Ely Rd, Pellston. There will be music, hayrides and food available. Proceeds benefit the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club and Brave Hearts Estate. Info: 231-838-4576 or 231-322-2844

 

July 9-10…48th Annual Art & Craft Show – East Park, Charlevoix. Over 150 artists and craftsmen from around the country, with something for everyone! 10a-6p Sat, 10-4p Sun. Info: Charlevoix.org

 

July 11-Sept 2…Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program 9-10am and 11:30 to 12:30 Mon-Fr at Boyne Falls Public School. Free meals for children 18 and under or up to 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or Physically disabled. Info: 231-549-2211

 

July 12…8-9:15pm Enjoy the sounds of the Charlevoix City Band while taking in the views of beautiful Round Lake. East Park-Downtown Charlevoix. Free. Info: Charlevoix.org

 

July 12…Grow Benzie Fundraiser. 7-9p Frankfort Hwy-Benzonia. Live & Silent Auction, music, local chefs & restaurants and more. $50. Info: growbenzie.org

 

July 12-16…Alpenfest-Gaylord. Carnival, arts & crafts, parade, live entertainment, exhibits and more! Info: gaylordalpenfest.com

 

July 13…33rd Annual Harbor Springs Women’s Club Art Fest 9:30-4pm at Nub’s Nob-Harbor Springs. Over 120 artists from across the country. Admission $3., 12 & under free. Info: petoskeyarea.com

 

July 13…Power of the Purse fundraiser 5:30-8pm at the Oliver Art Center-Frankfort. Features silent & live auction,appetizers and cash bar. Reservations are limited. $25. Info: 231-932-8630

 

July 14…3rd Annual Food Truck Rally 6-9pm to benefit the Boyne City Farmers Market. Over 20 food & beverage stops, live music. $10, include 2 drink tickets. Info: 2231-582-5711

 

July 14-16…Beaver Island Music Festival. 3-day outdoor event combining nature, renewable energies, with wide varieties of music, art, and activities for all ages, food, camping, and take a tour of the island.  Info: bimf.net

 

July 15-16…48th Annual Cadillac Festival of Arts-City Park. Taste of Cadillac, live music, kids crafts, and more! Info: 231-394-1549

 

July 15-16…Street Legends 24th Annual Car Show-downtown Charlevoix. Cruise around Lake Charlevoix, live music, door prizes, silent auction and more! Info streetlegends.net

 

July 15-16…Shay Days at the Harbor Springs History Museum. 10-3. Celebrate the life and work of Ephraim Shay. Activities on both Friday and Saturday include live steam model trains under the tent at Shay Park with the Michigan Small Scale Live Steamers group, an electric train, games, historical photograph displays and self-guided tours at the Shay Hexagon House, and crafts, games and more. Admission for Shay Days is by donation with all proceeds benefiting the Historical Society. Info: harborspringshistory.org

 

July 15-17…St. Ignace Heritage Days at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture

 

July 15-17…3rd Annual Ford Mustang Car Show-Mackinaw City. Check in July 15 2-7p; Parade Sat, live music & beer tent, cars on display Conkling Heritage Park; Sun cars on display 10-2p. Info: mackinawcity.com

 

July 16…AquaPalooza. 12:30-6pm live music and fun at Ferry Beach on Lake Charlevoix. Info: petoskeyarea.com

 

July 16…Empire Anchor Day. Parade, games, chicken bbq and more! Info: empirechamber.com

 

July 16…Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival 1p-7p. Feature tastes from local wineries, distilleries, and breweries, delicious food from Leelanau Peninsula’s restaurants, art by talented area vendors, and live music. Marina Park-Suttons Bay. Info: mynorthtickets.com

 

July 16-17…48th Annual Cadillac Festival of Arts in Cadillac City Park. Fri 1-7p, Sat 9a-5p. Taste of Cadillac, live music, kids crafts and more. Info: cadillacartists.org

 

July 16-17…40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society presents and 18 & 19th Century Encampment Weekend. 10-4p both days. Demonstrations, kids activities, authentic period costumes, and more. Info: rogerscityareachamber.com

 

July 16-23…86th Annual Venetian Festival-Charlevoix.

 

July 19…8-9:15pm Enjoy the sounds of the Charlevoix City Band while taking in the views of beautiful Round Lake. East Park-Downtown Charlevoix. Free. Info: Charlevoix.org

 

July 19…Community Block Party at the First Congregational Church-Frankfort. Free sandwiches, chips, beverage & entertainment. Bring a chair or blanket. Info: fccfrankfort.org

 

July 21-24…Summerfest-Indian River

 

July 21…Women Can/Women Do fundraising luncheon 11:30-1:30p at Pier M33-Cheboygan. Funds raised benefit the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan. Info: wrcnm.org

 

July 23…Alden “Hot & Classic” Car Show 10a-3p at Tennis Ct. Park. Info: helenatownship.com

 

July 25…Antrim Outdoors Fest & All American Picnic & Pie Baking Contest-Thurston Park-Central Lake. Festival 7a-5p, picnic 2-5p. Info: centrallakechamber.com

 

July 26-31…Traverse City Film Festival. An outstanding selection of independent, foreign, and documentary films, as well as premieres, parties, panel discussions and lectures about the world of film. Most events are held near downtown -- at the vintage State Theatre, Bijou by the Bay, the City Opera House, and the Old Town Playhouse, but there are also many free festival opportunities including the family movies shown each night at an outdoor screen at the Open Space Park. Info: traversecityfilmfest.org

 

July 26…8-9:15pm Enjoy the sounds of the Charlevoix City Band while taking in the views of beautiful Round Lake. East Park-Downtown Charlevoix. Free. Info: Charlevoix.org

 

July 27…27th Annual Save The Trees event 6-8:30p at Walstrom Marine-Harbor Springs. Join the Little Traverse Conservancy for a silent auction, raffle, live music, small bites and beverages. $60. Info: landtrust.org

 

July 27…Congregational Summer Assembly 38th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair 10a-4pm Assembly Ball Field, M-22 at Crystal Lake. More than 100 artists participating, bake sale, food tent. Info: grankfort-elberta.com

 

July 27-Aug 31…Rhythm on the River 6pm. Enjoy music every Wednesday downtown Indian River. Info irchamber.com

 

July 28-31…Flywheelers Show-Boyne Falls. Doors open at 7 a.m. for breakfast and the flea market. Most events begin at 9 a.m.  Many of the popular features include the historical exhibits, flea market and craft show, food and live music. There is also a working blacksmith, sawmill, basket factory and shingle mill. Many of those involved in the demonstrations dress in period costumes. Each afternoon at 2 p.m., the parade of power features tractors of all makes and models. Scheduled to begin around 7 p.m. each night, Flywheelers will be giving short excursions called tractor safaris to a spot on the property where visitors can get a good view of Lake Charlevoix. Info: boynechamber.com

 

July 29-30…Cheboygan Music Fest in Festival Square. Gates open at 4pm. Free admission. Fri- Bad Jam 5pm, Jedi Mind Trip 8pm, Sat Charlie Reager 4pm; Kari Lynch Band 5pm, Kris Hitchcock 8pm. Info: cheboyganmusicfest.com

 

July 29-31…17th Annual Bay Harbor Fine Arts & Crafts Festival. Expanded art categories; “make & take” tent; live music and more! Info: petoskeyarea.com

 

July 30…14th Annual Bike Ride for Breast Cancer. Begins at East Park-Charlevoix. 7, 20 & 50 mile rides. 7am registration. Info: bike4breastcancernm.org

 

July 30…Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Fundraiser presented by the Benzie Central High School “Back the Track” Project. 6-9p at St. Ambrose Cellars-Beulah. Info: 231-944-4708

 

Aug 2-7…Rogers City Nautical Festival. Pow Wow, tours of the Appledore V, live music, carnival, kids parade, teen dance, arts & crafts, fireworks and more! Info: nauticalfestival.org

 

Aug 4 – 7…Gaylord Community Productions present “Mary Poppins” at Gornick Aud. Thurs-Sat 7:30p, Sun 2pm. Tickets $15 and $12. Info: gaylordcommunityproductions.org

 

Aug 4-7…Rendezvous in Mackinaw at Conkling Heritage Park. 18th & 19th Century life in Native American, Military & Civilian Encampment.  The Fort Michilimackinac's intent is to present Native Americans, Americans, French & English as they mixed together in the 1700's & early 1800's in the Mackinaw Region. The 18th Century Trade Fair will feature merchants & blanket traders with 18th & 19th Century crafts, clothing and accessories. There will also be Musket Firing, Cooking and other demonstrations.  Hawk and knife, archery and other competitions. Info: mackinawcity.com

 

Aug 7… Community Night of Worship 6pm at Festival Square-Cheboygan. Bring non-perishable food for the Salvation Army. Hot dogs, drinks and kids activities available. Info: 231-420-3568

 

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