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
June 2-Sept 29…Every Tuesday 6-8pm Music at the Gazebo-Bellaire. Bring picnic snacks, lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live music. Donations at the door ($5-10 suggested). Info: bellairechamber.com
June 12- Sept 4th…Stroll the Streets every Friday 6-9pm downtown Boyne City. Music ranges from traditional folk, bluegrass and jazz to rock. Special activities include magicians, caricature artists, face-painters and balloon-twisters. Info: wwwstrollthestreets.com
June 12-Sept 4th…Family Dinner & Movie Night 5:20-8pm at Harbor Springs Sk8 Park. Showing a children/teen movie night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants interested in attending the event will pay $5 for pizza, pop, and a dessert. The Movie is free. Info:harborspringschamber.com
June 25-Sept 3…Concert on the Lawn every Thursday at Grand Traverse Pavilions starting at 7pm. Come early and enjoy picnic concessions. A goodwill collection will be taken after each concert. In case of rain, concerts will be held a Lars Hockstad Auditorium. Info: gtpavilions.org
July 4-Sept 12…Every Saturday enjoy awesome fireworks over Moran Bay-St. Ignace. 10pm. Info: saintignace.org
July 4- Sept 5…Saturday Night Live 7-10pm downtown St. Ignace. Live entertainment, vendors, fireworks! Info: stigance.com
Sept 1-30…The 7th Annual Save a Smile toothbrush donation drive will be held throughout the month of September to benefit local families served by Traverse Health Clinic. Hundreds of local families are in need of basic oral health care supplies. Our community is encouraged to help create happy, healthy families by helping others establish healthy brushing habits from a young age.
Donations of child and adult toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss are being accepted throughout September at the following locations:
All Tom’s Food Market locations and Traverse Health Clinic, 3147 Logan Valley Road, Traverse City. Info: traversehealthclinic.org
Sept 1-7…Chippewa County Fair-Kinross. 4-H exhibits, mud run, tractor pull, live music, carnival, flea market, kids activites and more! Info: chippewafair.com
Sept 4-7...Manton Area Harvest Festival. Carnival, craft show, kids games, talent show, fireworks, music, and more. Info: mantonmichigan.org
Sept 5…Boyne Kiwanis Car Show-Boyne City. Parking begins at 8 a.m. and registration will run to 11 a.m. Judging begins at 10 a.m. and awards start at 3 p.m.. Music, food vendors. Info: boynechamber.com
Sept 5…5th Annual Food Pantry BBQ Chicken Dinner 4-7p (or until food runs out!) at St. John Lutheran Fellowship Hall-Cheboygan. Cost: One food item plus a free will offering. Info: 231-627-5149
Sept 5…BACN Bacon Cook Off 11a-3p James St-Frankfort. Culinary artists from restaurants across Benzie County compete for prize money and the title of Benzie's Best With Bacon for appetizer, entrée or dessert! The public is invited to sample dishes with bacon as the common ingredient and vote for their favorites. Tickets are available at the door. Proceeds go to BACN to help stock the food pantry. Info: Frankfort-elberta.com
Sept 5-6…Arts Dockside- St. Ignace Public Marina. More than 100 artists and crafters display their unique creations along the waterfront downtown. Enjoy food and music while you peruse the works of talented artists. Info: saintignace.org
Sept 6…Thunder Over Waters! 5K Run & Walk ~ Pancake & Sausage Breakfast ~ Arts & Crafts Show ~ Parade ~ Waterball at the Fire Hall ~ Thunder Throw ~ Fireworks and much much more. Old 27 South, Waters. Info: 248-467-9391
Sept 7…16th Annual Labor Day State Street Bridge Walk 11:30-1p-Cheboygan. Free hot dogs, chips, refreshments & entertainment. Info: Cheboygan.com
Sept 7…58th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk across the Mighty Mac. 7a-11am. Info: mackinaw-city.com
Sept 7…Charlevoix's 27th annual Little But Mighty Bridge Walk at one o'clock-rain or shine. Proceeds benefit the Charlevoix Circle of Arts. T-shirts are all different colors this year, with the same design on the front. S, M, L and XL are $15.00. 2XL are $20.00. T-shirts are on sale at the Town House prior to the walk and in front of the Town House starting at 11:00 am the day of the walk. Walkers should gather in front of the Town House at 12:30, we will be walking to the North side of the bridge at 12:45. The walk will then begin at 1:00 o'clock after the bridge is raised and lowered for boats. Questions? Call 231-547-5190
Sept 7…Heels Against Cancer! Calling all men…grab some heels and get pledges to help raise money for Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research! 12:30-1:30 at Festival Square –Cheboygan. Min entry fee $25. Info: Cheboygan.com
Sept 10…Business After Hours 5-7p at Bishop GMC Cadillac-Cheboygan. Hors d’oeuvres will be available along with drinks, door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and plenty of familiar faces. Suggested admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members and proceeds help to benefit Chamber programs and services. Info: Cheboygan.com
Sept 11…Cheboygan County Council on Aging Craft Show 9a-5p at the Cheboygan Senior Center on Sand Rd. Info: email Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept 11…Downtown Art Walk 5-9pm-Traverse City. Enjoy a self guided tour of gallery exhibitions at many locations throughout Downtown. Info: downtowntc.com
Sept. 11…Leelanau Women Artist Fall Show from 11 to 8 p.m. (Reception 5-8)
at the Old Art Building, Leland. (231) 256-2131
Sept 11… Show your Ironmen Spirit at the annual Tailgate/Fellowship Party 4-6:30p in honor of student athletes and band members. Great food and refreshments. FREE! Feel free to bring your favorite tailgate game with you. Hot dogs, chips, coookies, apples, beverages. Mancelona United Methodist Church Parking Lot, 117 E Hinman, Mancelona. Info: mancelonachamber.org
Sept 11-12…18th Annual Hopps of Fun Beer & Wine Festival at Mackinaw Crossings-Mackinaw City. This unique event will feature an extensive sampling of 50+ award winning Michigan micro brewed beers and over 40 wines from Michigan's four internationally recognized wine regions. Food, wine, beer, entertainment and fun! Time: 5:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. on Friday, and 1:00p.m. till 11:00 p.m. on Saturday. Info: mackinaw-city.com
Sept 11-12…8th Annual Antique Tractor Mackinac Bridge Crossing Parade. Come watch HUNDREDS of unique tractors in this year's Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Tractor Parade starting in Mackinaw City and crossing over the Mighty Mackinac Bridge to St. Ignace. Public Viewing St. Ignace (Little Bear Arena) Starts on Friday at approximately 10:00am & Saturday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Info: mackinaw-city.com
Sept 11-13…Posen Potato Festival. Carnival, polka dancing, flea market, parade, variety show and more! Info: posenpotatofestival.com
Sept 11-15…Detroit Red Wings NHL Prospect Tournament. Centre Ice-Traverse City. Returning to northern Michigan for the 17th season, the eight-team tournament is comprised of the Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues. Tickets for the tournament are still available for $10 per day, which covers four games, exclusively at Centre Ice Arena or online at www.centreice.org.
Sept 12… Rivertown Follies present “Homicide on the High Seas” Murder Mystery Dinner. 6-9p at Great Lakes Grill-Cheboygan. $25 tickets includes your choice of one of 3 entrees, bread, dessert, salad and one non-alcoholic beverage with dinner. Limited seating for each night. Performed over dinner, each member of your group becomes directly involved in solving the mystery! Make reservations at 231-627-8161.
Sept 12…Open Barn Party at Shetler’s Family Dairy. Free admission!
Come to the farm and bring the whole family. Meet the cows and the farmers and enjoy free milk and cookies. Sloppy Joe lunch (by donation) and an ice cream booth. Hay rides, Bottling plant tours, Barn tours, Petting zoo, Hay maze, Door prizes and much more! (231) 258 – 8216
Sept 12…Cow Pie Classic 5-7p at Shetler’s Family Dairy Farm-Kalkaska. Free kid’s games, bbq, raffle, silent auction and more. Proceeds benefit the Kalkaska HS Men’s Basketball Program. Info: (231) 258 – 8216
Sept 12… The Interlochen Chamber of Commerce presents an arts and crafts show and classic car show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Tom’s Food Market parking lot. Entry fee for the arts and crafts show is $40. Entry to the classic car show is $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the show. Call 231-276-7141 for more information or to register.
Sept 12…The Original Michigan Fiddlers Association is hosting a Fiddlers' Jamboree at 1 p.m. at the Platte River Association Hall, 12990 Honor Hwy. Dinner is after the jamboree at 5 p.m. and is followed by a square and round dance at 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a fiddle or another non-electric instrument. Call 231-325-3252 or 231-275-7381 for more information.
Sept 12…9th Annual Taste of Benzie & Beyond 11:30-3:30 Annual Food, Wine, and Beer tasting event held in Downtown Frankfort. Come sample the area's restaurants and what they have to offer and as well as local beer and wine. Sidewalk Chalk Art contest - Kid's games and activities. Info: 231-352-7251
Sept 12…Fall Craft Show 10a-3p at St John Lutheran Church-Cheboygan. Info: Cheboygan.com
Sept 12… STURGEON FOR TOMORROW will host their 17th Annual Banquet at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Cheboygan. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with dinner served at 6:00 p.m. John Bauman Lead Research Technician is the featured speaker. Activities for this year’s event include raffles, games, silent auction, door prizes, a youth, woman’s and men’s drawing and cash bar. Info: Brenda at 231-625-2776
Sept 12-13…Harvest Stompede. Run through the vineyards on Saturday, September 12 and sample wines that afternoon or on Sunday, September 13. The Harvest Stompede Wine Tour begins at 11:00 am on Saturday following the race. The wine and food pairings also take place on Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir wine glass and a special wine pour and food pairing at each of 23 participating wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Info: traversecity.com
Sept 13…Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network 7th Annual Fall Fundraiser 3:30-7pm at Breakers Bar & Grill-Cheboygan. Silent & live auction, live entertainment, and more. Info: Cheboygan.com
Sept 13…Crooked River Firefighters open antique car and truck show. Registration 8am-11a. Show 11a-3p on River Street downtown Alanson. This helps buy and update life saving equipment for the Alanson Littlefield Fire Department and First Responders. Cost is 20.00 to enter and trophies will be awarded to the top 50 cars voted on by the car owners. There will also be 50/50 drawings, door prize raffle and brats and hot dogs for sale. Crafters are welcomed free of charge. If you have any questions please call or text Brian Drayton at 231-881-5379
Sept 13…Family Day at the Music House Museum in Williamsburg noon-4pm. There will be guest musicians performing, fun activities, special showings of silent movies complete with popcorn and beverages, and games on the front lawn if weather permits. $5 adults, students $3; children under 6 are free. Info: musichouse.org
Sept 15… The Northwestern Michigan Chapter, MOAA, invites all eligible personnel to attend the next general membership meeting to be held at the Traverse City Elks Lodge, 625 Bay Street, at 7:00p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Capt. Bob Kutulis, USAF (ret) at 231-421-5322
Sept 17…Business After Hours 5-7pm at the Walk of Art Sculpture Park-Elk Rapids. Open to members & non-members. Info: 231-264-8202
Sept 18…19th Annual Big Truck Show & Parade of Lights. September 19th: Semi-Trucks on Display and the Mackinac Bridge "Parade of Lights" starting at dusk in St. Ignace crossing the "Mighty Mac" to Mackinaw City and then will return to St. Ignace. September 20th: Semi-Trucks on Display & Awards Ceremony at Little Bear East Arena. Info: mackinawcity.com
Sept 18…Paddle Antrim Block Party 2-5pm at Richardi Park-Bellaire. Live music, refreshments, lawn games, raffle. $3 per person for non-paddlers. Info: paddleantrim.com
Sept 18…Big Mac Shorline Fall Scenic Bike Tour. Over 300 participants celebrate a 25, 50, 75, or 100 mile bike tour along the shores of Lake Michigan. The routes are clearly marked and a number of rest areas dot the course. SAG Safety Wagons also circle the route to ensure safety for riders. Starts at St. Anthony’s Church in Mackinaw City. Info: mackinawcity.com
Sept 19…Annual Chicken Dinner 4:30-6:30p at Long Rapids Twp Hall. $10 Adults, 6-12 $5, 5 & under free. Info: 989-379-2336
Sept 19…Edelweiss Garden Club Garden Plant/Flower Exchange. 8:30-11am at the Court House Lawn-Gaylord. Bring plants/flowers to exchange, plants will also be available on a donation basis. Info: gaylordchamber.com
Sept 19… Northern Rods N Rides Annual Car show! Over 100 trophies given away, plus an 8x10 photo of your car for each entry, T-shirts, delicious food, raffles, and much more! Info: irchamber.com
Sept 19…4th Annual Arts & Craft Show & Barn Dance 10a-4p; This year there will also be a Quilt Show from 12 noon to 8pm. Demonstrations (butter churning, cider making, french fry cooking) are from 4pm to 6pm. (dance begins at 6pm) there will be an egg toss, hay rides, bonfire, karaoke and dancing. Western wear is encouraged and coolers are permitted.. Black Point Rd-Moran. Info: 906-298-1844
Sept 19…Fall Festival & Arts & Craft Show 10a-5p Westminster Park-Rogers City. Arts and Crafts, specialty venders, wonder food booths, farmers market and live music. For the younger crowd, bounce houses are planned, along with kids activities, games and Denny the Clown! Info: rogerscityareachamber.com
Sept 19…The Leelanau Community Cultural Center and the Leelanau Historical Society Plan present Carnegie: Artist of Mystery. His illusions, Conjures and Magic will astound audiences at two shows at 1 pm and 3 pm. That same evening, at 7pm Dean Carnegie will delve into the past to share his research into the magic shows of the Victorian era. This was a time when magic and Illusion earned top billing and interestingly enough had a significant impact on the Old Art Building and Leland. Info: (231) 256-2131
Sept 26…Family Music Event 11-2-:30p at Kalkaska United Methodist Church. Entertainment, food, activities. Free. Info: 231-258-2820
Sept 26…2015 Acme Fall Festival Art & Craft Show 10-4p at Flintfields Horse Park. Bake sale, BBQ Chicken Dinner, raffles, silent auction, antique & classic car, truck & tractor show, live entertainment, kids games and more! Info: discoveracme.com
Sept 26… 17th Annual Harvest Festival from 10-4-Bellaire.
"Brew" Tent, live musice, Zany Scarecrows take over the streets of Bellaire where local businesses compete to win the “Best Scarecrow” award, “craft & flea” market, while experiencing Boyscouts Pancake Breakfast, cider pressing, kids’ bounce houses and local food vendors.
www.bellairechamber.org or call 231-533-6023.
Sept 26…Taste of Harbor Springs Noon-3p on the waterfront. Enjoy new & exciting food, wine and craft beers. Always complimented by crisp, beautiful fall weather, under the protection of a tent, the location on the waterfront in downtown Harbor Springs. Info: harborspringschamber.com
Sept 26…3rd Annual Leelanau Uncaged: Held in downtown Northport Noon-10pm. Featuring dozens of musical performers, dancers, artists & food artisans. Free. Sponsored by the Northport Arts Association. www.leelanauuncaged.com
Sept 26…Fall Family Bazaar 10a-3p at St Andrews Presbyterian Church-Beulah. Arts & Crafts, book corner, kid corner, Granny’s Attic and more. Info: 231-352-7807
Sept 27…Fall Family Fun Day Noon-2p at Pond Hill Farm-Harbor Springs. Free cider & donuts, face painting, pumpkin painting (pumpkin prices vary), hayrides and more! Info: pondhill.com
Sept 27...Benefit concert for the Boyne City Fire Department featuring James Otto with special guests The VanLears. Two shows, 2p & 5pm at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center at Boyne City High School. $25. Proceeds benefit the Boyne City Fire Department. Info: 231-225-0275
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 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…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