THE BEAR DEN!!!
EVENTS HAPPENING NOW IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN!!
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.
Ongoing: Divorce Care. Join at any time; the only fee is a $15 participant's workbook. In Petoskey: Meets Tuesdays from 6:45-8:15 pm at Genesis Office (510 Howard St., Petoskey). In Boyne City: Meets Thursdays from 6:15-7:45 pm at the Boyne City Hall's North Conference Room (319 N. Lake St.).Information online at www.divorcecare.org or contact Daryl Michael (Genesis Church Life Groups Director) at 231.675.7570.
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.
Saturdays…Roller Skating at the Harvest Barn Church in East Jordan 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM . We flip on the disco ball, play some new and old music hits and throw on our rollerskates. All ages are welcome. Price is $5, and that includes a rollerskate or rollerblade rental. Concession is available, and birthday parties are welcome! If you have any questions, call the church at (231) 536-2870.
Ongoing: First Friday of every month. Join your friends and neighbors in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, for First Fridays from 5-8pm (or later), The Village will feature art, food and drink samples, shopping, dining and salon specials, live music, demos and MORE! Info www.thevillagetc.com
Every Wednesday…Dance with Northwooods International Folk Dancers. $3 at Unitarian Universalist Church on Center Rd in Traverse City. Info: 231-334-4608
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
Every Friday…Storytime at Kalkaska County Library 10-11am. Bring a grown-up and come to story time. There is a different theme each week with fresh new ideas. A simple craft is offered, followed by a snack. Story time for preschoolers is held every Friday at 10am (except holidays). Info: 231-258-9411
Second Thursday of every month…The Cheboygan County Great Start Parent Coalition Play Group for children birth to 5 years, will meet from 10a-11:15 at the Creation Station on Main St. There will be reading, activities, crafts and a light snack. Info: 231-625-2157
Every third Wednesday of the month…Hip Hop Universe. Competitions, dance lessons and food at the Kalkaska Kaliseum 4:30-7:30pm. Info: www.kaliseum.com
Every Saturday…”Saturday’s Child” story time for families with kids ages 3-7. Featuring songs, stories, poems, crafts and a snack. 3-4pm in the program room at Petoskey District Library. Info: 231-758-3114
Now –May 27…Every Tuesday, Community Playgroup 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Otsego County Community Center in Gaylord. Free playgroup for children ages 0-5. Playtime, crafts, snacks and more - everyone welcome! *Follows School Schedule (If school is cancelled, there will be no playgroup). Contact Information: Laura Cherry E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (989) 732-7289
Now thru April 15…the Cheboygan Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites in Cheboygan and Indian River are open. If you make less than $51,000, you qualify for free tax preparation, e-filing and direct deposit. To make an appointment, call 231-333-9089
April 4,11,18…Onaway Knights of Columbus All You Can Eat Fish Fry Dinner 4-7pm at St Paul Hall in Onaway. $8.50 Adults, $8 seniors, $5.50 kids 6-12, $8.50 carry outs. Raffles. Info: (989) 733-6053
All April…Month of the Young Child Diaper Drive to be distributed by the Grand Traverse Baby Pantry. Drop off sites include: St. Francis Catholic Church, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Tom’s Food Markets in Traverse City, Presbyterian Church, Oleson’s Food Stores and Family Fare Market on E. 8th Street. Cash donations also accepted. Info: 231-941-0655
April is prevent a litter month. The Cherryland Humane Society is offering a $10 spay/neuter rebate for every unaltered dog or cat adopted from the shelter during the month. Info: 231-946-5116
April 3rd…Spring break craft frenzy at the Traverse Area District Library on Woodmere. Drop in any time from 1-4p to create a fun spring craft to take home! Info: www.tadl.org
April 3… Flick & Float at the East Jordan Community Pool 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Watch a movie in the pool - Tubes and Noodles are available at the pool for floating! Showing - Frozen - Rated PG $3 each or $10 per family. Info: www.ejchamber.org
April 4-5, 10-13, 17-19… "A Steady Rain," Old Town Playhouse Studio Theatre @ the Depot, TC. Two police officers, both partners & friends, ride the inevitable emotional rollercoaster caused by their flawed decisions. Tickets, $15. www.oldtownplayhouse.com or 947-2210.
April 11-13…Up North Lake & Cottage Show at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. Fri noon-8p, Sat 9a-6p, Sun 10a-4p. $6 Adults, Kids 4-12 $2, 3 & under free. Show includes designers, decorators, landscapers,
indoor and outdoor furniture, unique & specialty retailers, cottage & home services, recreational products & activities, artisans, floor covering, kitchen & bath, custom builders, contractors, docks, real estate, novelty, and many more. Info: www.tccottageshow.com
April 12… If you have ever thought of opening a business in downtown East Jordan and need a space to rent or purchase, April 12th is the day to explore all of the vacant spaces available on Main Street. Stop by the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce and pick up a list of the vacant places from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Owners of the buildings or realtors will be on site to give tours and answer questions. For more information, contact the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce, 231-536-7351 or mailto:email@example.com
April 12… Easter 'Egg'Stravaganza starting at 10am at Bayview Wesleyan Church, TC. Free event with an egg hunt, prizes, pictures with the Easter bunny and more. 231-947-3792.
April 12…Aqua Egg Hunt 12:30-4:30p at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. 2 times: Wave 1 - 12:30-2 pm Wave 2 - 3-4:30 pm Under water egg hunt followed by Open Swim. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to pass out Goody Bags! You could win a private pool party, Saturday swim lessons, or a family pass! Limited to 50 swimmers so pre-registration is strongly suggested. $8/child or $10 for child with parent. Children 4 and under must have in-water supervision. Info: 231-547-0982
April 12…24th Annual Children’s Health Fair 9a-2p at Petoskey Middle School. Free event featuring hands on learning activities, educational materials, scavenger hunt, raffles and more focusing of newborns to 12 year olds. Info 800-248-6777
April 12…Earth Week Expo Noon-5pm at Cheboygan High School. Free workshops, presentations, displays and more! Info: www.earthweekplus.org
April 12…Easter Egg Hunt & Party Noon-3pm at Kiwanis Park in Harbor Springs. Includes an egg hunt, pictures with the Easter bunny, free lunch, prizes, games and crafts. Crafts Easter Headband, Easter Egg Chick Frame, Easter Activity Book, Games, Bunny Relay Race and more. $5 per family or donation of 5 non-perishable food items. Contact the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park at 231 526-0610 for more information.
April 12-13…Junior Roller Derby Tournament at the Mackinaw City Recreation Complex starting at 9am. Admission $5. Competing teams: Kingsford Track Bratz, Cap City Wild Childs, Darlings of Destruction, and Team Riptide. Info: 231-818-1866
April 12…Mackinaw Trail Winery Waffles and Wine 11-2p at the winery in Petoskey. Sample local maple syrup while pairing waffles with wine. There will be an amateur and professional syrup competitions, with exciting prizes for each category. Contact Mackinaw Trail Winery for competition entry details.
April 13…2014 Alpenfest Princess Tea 1- 3 pm
Wisconsin Street Hall. When each little girl walks in they will receive 3 gifts ~ one from each of the Alpenfest Queen's Court. The afternoon will proceed with fun foods, a great craft, a little entertainment and end with each little girl getting their photo taken with the Alpenfest Queen's Court. Tickets are $ 25.00 each, which admits 1 adult and 1 child. Additional ticket is $ 10.00 each. Tickets are limited. Info: 989-732-6333
April 13… Empty Bowls. 11a-2pm at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City. Area artists create handcrafted bowls to symbolize hungry people whose bowls are empty. Guests are served a meal of soup & bread & receive a hand-made bowl to take home. Benefits Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan. $15 ticket fee, kids 6 & under, free. Info: (231) 922-4805
April 13…Green Elk Rapids Days 5-7pm at Blue Heron Gallery in Elk Rapids. Celebrate Earth Day, preview Green Elk Rapids 2014 activities, and
learn about efforts to make the village more “green”. Enjoy local beverages, local hors d’oeuvres, local talent. Suggested donation– $10 per person at the door. Info: 231-264-0618
April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12 & 19…A six week program to offer emotional support to children who have a loved one diagnosed with cancer 5:30-7pm at the Community Health Education Center at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Free. Info or to enroll a child call 231-487-4015
April 15…Real Estate Seminar 6:30-8:30p at the Inverness Township Hall. Learn the ABC’s of buying and selling real estate. Free admission. Info: 231-877-808-7077
April 15…St Ignace Job Fair and free workshop 1-4pm at Little Bear East Arena. Free admission. Learn how to be competitive, apply for jobs, and more. Info www.saintignace.org
April 15…Dark Sky Park event: Field Trip to the Moon, part 2. This year’s total eclipse of the full moon will be visible overnight from Monday to Tuesday at the Headlands. Field trip includes stories of the ages, with views through binoculars and telescopes. 12:30am-4am. Meet at the guest house. Info: 231-348-1704
April 16…Cheboygan & Presque Isle Career Fair 1p-4p at the Cheboygan National Guard Armory. Meet with prospective employers, network, get helpful tips. Info: 231-627-4303
April 17, May 15, Sept. 18 & Oct 16…St Ignace Chamber of Commerce presents Business Success Venture Start Series. 5 Workshops that provide introductory overviews of topics vital to starting a business. Free. Noon-1pm at the St Ingace Library, pre-registration is required. Info: 906-643-8717
April 17…Northern Michigan Business Expo and Job Fair 2-7pm at the Williamsburg Banquet & Conference Center. Exhibits, panel discussion, prizes, networking. Info: 231-264-8202
April 19…Cheboygan Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble 12:30-3p at Cheboygan High School. Free with a food donation. Info: 231-627-7183
April 19… Join the East Jordan Lions Club for some Easter Fun and Games in the E.J. High School Gym starting at 10am. Games, Candy, Prizes and more. Info: www.ejchamber.org
April 19…Downtown Charlevoix Easter Egg Hunt 2pm in East Park. Admission is free up to 10 years old. Info: 231-547-2101
April 19… Easter Poolooza 12:30-2:30 with be some great family fun - dive for prizes at the East Jordan Community Pool located at the East Jordan High School. Info: www.ejchamber.org
April 23…Lions Pancakes & more buffet 4-6:30p at the Embers Restaurant in Mackinaw City. $7/person, Kids 5 & Under free. Proceeds benefit the Mackinaw City Lions projects. Info: 231-436-5701
April 23…Nutrition & Hydration Seminar 2pm with special guest speaker Jamie Carney in the conference room at the Cheboygan Senior Center. Info: 231-627-7234
April 23-27…78th Annual National Trout Festival. Arts& Crafts, Classic Car Show, Fireworks, Flea Market, Midway, Music, 5K and 10K Race, Kalkaska Idol Contest, Youth Parade, Grand Royale Parade and more! Info: 231-258-9103
April 24…April Swirl at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey 5:30-7pm. Wine tasting, appetizers and live music. Admission $15 advance/$20 day of. Info: 231-347-4337
April 24…6th Annual Chamber Business Expo 3-7p at the former Carter’s Building in Boyne City. Over 95 booths, Taste of Boyne and more! Info: www.boynechamber.com
April 26… "Paint the Town Red" at Boyne Mountain. Dinner, auctions, dancing to benefit Boyne City Public Schools arts, athletics and academics, 6 p.m. Info: www.boynechamber.com
April 26…2nd Annual PTO Art & Craft Show 10a-3p at the North Ohio Elementary in Gaylord. Info: 989-498-2088
April 26…2nd Annual Women’s Expo 10a-4p at Gaylord High School. Shopping, pampering, demos & door prizes. $2 admission, half will be donated to the Otsego County Food Pantry. Info 989-858-0075
April 26…Gaylord Community Orchestra Spring Orchestra Concert 7:30pm at Gaylord High School. $10 adults, students free tickets at the door. Info: 989-732-3242
April 26…Celebration for Young Children. Events at the City Opera House, Horizon books and various locations throughout downtown Traverse City. Info: www.downtowntc.com
April 26-27…TC Women’s Expo at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. With over 100 different businesses and exhibitors ready to showcase health, fitness, home, fashion, jewelry and more! $6 Adults, kids 4-12 $2, 3 & under free. Sat 10-7p, Sun 10-5p. Info: 231-775-9900
April 27…Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse event. 1pm kick off at the State Theatre in Traverse City. Includes a magic show, followed by a march down front street and ends with a family style celebration at the Open Space until 3:30pm. Info: 231-929-4250
April 27…Traverse City Chocolate Festival 1-3p at the City Opera House. Features tastings and samples of local chocolates and confectionery treats, demonstrations and mini-lectures, live music, chocolate-inspired books, art and goods, door prizes and a silent auction for chocolate sculptures. Tickets $15 Adults, 12 & under $8. Benefits the Northwest Food Coalition. Info: 231-941-8082
April 30…Community Pride Clean Up Day 5-8p Downtown Indian River. Info: 231-238-9325
April 30… Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity will be holding its 20th Annual hard hats and Hope Banquet beginning at 5:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall - Cheboygan. $12 for Adults, Children under 12, $6. Info: 231-597-4663
May 1…2014 Business Expo & Taste of the Straits 3-8p at the Cheboygan Ice Pavillion. $5 admission. Cooking & product demonstrations, drawings and door prizes, beer & wine bar, Northern Michigan Brewhahah Michigan Beer Competition and more! Info: www.cheboygan.com
May 2…Downtown Art Walk-Traverse City. 5-9pm. Enjoy a self guided tour of galleries. Prize drawings at participating locations. Info: www.downtowntc.com
May 3 - Buff Up Boyne annual spring clean-up sponsored by Boyne City Main Street, 9 a.m. to noon. Info: www.boynechamber.com
May 14… Odawa Casino’s 4th Annual Health and Wellness Fair
1:00pm to 6:00pm in Ovation Hall! The Health & Welness Fair will focus on 7 key areas of wellbeing- Physical, Spiritual, Occupational, Social, Intellectual, Emotional, and Financial. 231-439-6100 x5314 for more information.
May 17…Children’s Celebration & 4-H Expo 11a-2p at Little Bear East Arena-St. Ignace. Free event featuring games, crafts, stories, prizes, food and fun! Info: (906) 643-7307