Week of Sept 16
Every Sat & Sun thru Oct 7th…Free tours at the Cheboygan River Front Range Lighthouse 9a-5p. Donations accepted. Info: cheboygan.com
Now-Oct 3…Brave Hearts Estate is collecting items for deployed troops. Personal items (books, playing cards, stamps, etc) Hygiene items (toothpaste, sunscreen, deodorant, etc) Food items (bheef jerkey, fruit snacks, nuts, soup, etc) Drop off donations at the estate 4171 Ely Rd, Pellston. If you would like to help pack, join in Oct. 3rd at 6pm. Details: 231-539-7111
Now - Sept 18…Detroit Red Wings Training Camp at Centre Ice-Traverse City. Info: centreice.org
Sept 21…Veterans Blood Drive noon-4:45 at the VA Clinic – Mackinaw City. Call for appt. 989-497-2500 Ext. 15804
Sept 21…First Responder Appreciation Event 3-7pm at AT & T – Petoskey. This event is open for First Responders and their families learn more about the “FirstNet” program, and how it can assist the community in the event of an emergency situation. Info: 231-838-9529
Sept 21…Manna Food Project Benefit/Album Release Party 9-11pm at Beards Brewery-Petoskey. Join the Ryan Peters Band for the release of “Songs for Old Souls” in support of Hops Against Hunger. $1 of every pint of the new “The Firkin” and 100% of Ryan Peters proceeds will be donated. Info: 231-622-1743
Sept 22…Blocktoberfest! Live music, German food, kids games, craft beer/wine tent, trivia and more in downtown Gaylord! Info: gaylordchamber.com
Sept 22…25th Annual Taste of Harbor Springs noon-3pm at the Harbor Springs Waterfront. Tickets $30 adv./$45 day of event. Includes unlimited food tastes and two drink tickets. Rain or shine, 21+ only. Supports local culinary students. Info: harborspringschamber.com
Sept 22…Fall Family Fun Day Noon-2p at Pond Hill Farm-Harbor Springs. Free cider & donuts (while they last), beer & wine tasting, hayrides (small fee), games, facepainting & more! Info: pondhill.com
Week of Sept 23
Sept 21 & 23…Activities for International Peace Week: 9/21: 8am sunrise ceremony at Clinch Park; 9am Mayoral Proclamation at the TC Governmental Center; 10am Peace Pole Planting at Peace Park on East Bay; 1pm at the Open Space-Traverse City. 9/23: 1-3pm music & speakers at the Open Space, followed by Peach March. Info: vfp50.org
Sept 23…Boyne City Firefighter’s Association 36th Annual Country Music Spectacular featuring Gunner & the Grizzly Boys with special guest Morgan Frazier. Two shows, 3 & 6pm at the Boyne City High School Performing Arts Center. Proceeds used to update equipment and training. Info: 231-225-0275
Sept 23…9th Annual Fall Fundraiser 3-6p at Indian River Gold Club. $25 includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, live & silent auction, prizes! Benefits Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network. Info: 231-238-7297
Sept 24…SafeTalk Suicide Prevention workshop 9a-12:30 at 411 Bridge St.-Charlevoix. Free, lunch provided. Must pre-register. Info: 231-675-5047
Sept 27…2nd Annual Recovery Walk. Gathering between 4p-5:15 at the Elder Center and walking to St. Ignace Museum of Ojibwa Culture. Walk to support individuals and families in recovery. Food and activities following the walk. Info: 906-643-9161
Sept 28-30…Festival of the Book-Harbor Springs. A three-day gathering of nationally known presenters with festival attendees for a celebration of books, and the stories that make them great. Info: hsfotb.org
Sept 28… The Cheboygan Sportsboosters are having their 3rd Annual Football "Float" on the Cheboygan River, before the Homecoming Parade at 4-p.m. Floating footballs are $10 each to compete for cash prizes. Starting line is the Cheboygan Dam and the finish line is the Boathouse Restaurant. Proceeds help support high school athletic programs. Call 231-268-9518.
Sept 29…Boyne City Harvest Festival 8a-4p. Music, crafts, farmers market, kids games, hay rides and more! Info: boynechamber.com
Sept 29…Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Extravaganza – downtown Bellaire 10a-6p. Pancake breakfast, arts & crafts, flea market, bounce houses, hands on activities, food and more! Info: bellairechamber.org
Sept 29…East Jordan Fall Fest noon-10pm at East Jordan Tourist Park. Live music, food trucks, crafts, kids activities, craft beer/wine, and more! By donation, fundraiser for the parks department. Info: 231-536-2561
Sept 29…Annual Harvest Dinner 5-7pm at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church-Cheboygan. Country store open from 10-2p & 4-7pm. Info: 231-627-2194
Sept 29…Acme Fall Festival 10a-4p at Flintfields Horse Park. Arts & crafts, farmers market, kids activities, car show, Monarch butterfly release, silent auction, petting zoo and more. Info: discoveracme.com
Sept 29…Leelanau UnCaged noon-10pm-Northport. Dozens of musical performers, dancers, artists, and food vendors. Free admission. Info: northportomenachamber.org
Sept 29…Grawn Area Rural Health Fair 1-4p at St. Patrick Church-Traverse City. Free Vaccines, health screenings, food samples, food pantry, Boots for Kids program & much more. Info: traverseticker.com
Sept 29…Charlevoix County Crop Walk 9a-10 at Elm Pointe-East Jordan. Info: ejchamber.org
Sept 29…5K/10K Farm Day 9a-1pm at Reigning Liberty Peace Ranch-Traverse City. For those who wish to participate but neither walk nor run, a wagon ride pulled by a team of spotted drafts will be available. Proceeds benefit the rescue horses at Peach Ranch. Pre-registration $35, day of $40, includes swag. Kids 10 & under free. Info: peaceranchtc.com
Sept 29…A Walk to End Alzheimer’s starting at 10am at American Legion Park-St. Ignace. To donate, visit act.alz.org/walk, select a location then chose an individual or team to support, or the cause in general. Info: 906-643-0478
Week of Sept 30
Sept 30…Family Fun and Music at the Museum 1-4pm at the museum in Lake Ann. Free. Bring along your musical instrument or just listen. Live music, kids games, cider, donuts and apples!
Sept 30…Monthy Swiss Steak & Chicken Dinner 4-6:30 at the Pellston Masonic Lodge. $12 adults, under 12 $5. Proceeds benefit community charities. Info: 609-915-6059
Sept 30…Colantha’s Garden Celebration noon-4pm. Features an arts and crafts market, educational exhibitors, Botanic Garden tours, kids activities, a cake walk, food trucks, and live music. A 1957 restored Ford tractor named "Ginny" and a tour wagon named "Rosie" will be on site offering Botanic Garden wagon rides. Info: traversecity.com
Sept 30…Clean Up & Green Up 9a-3p at West Senior High-Traverse City. Drop off difficult to recycle items at this FREE community wide recycle, re-purpose & reuse event. Info: cleanupgreenup.com
Oct 5…Helplink 6th Annual Fall Benefit Concert at Black Star Farms-Suttons Bay. Doors open at 6:30, show begins at 7p featuring The Bergamot. Cash bar. $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Info: 231-946-6278
Oct 5-7…Cheboygan Fallfest with 35+ events! Details coming soon. Info: cheboygan.com
Oct 5-6…Fort Fright at Colonial Michilimackinac 6:30-9:30 (last admission 8:30p). All manner of monsters take over the fort, with campfires, eerie tales and terror! $10 adults, $6 kids 5-12yrs, free 4 & under. Info: mackinacparks.romc
Oct 6…25th Annual Remembrance Run 5K/1Mile begins at 10am at Timber Ridge Resort-Traverse City. Benefits the Women’s Cancer Fund. Info: tctrackclub.com
Oct 6…Creepy Critter Pet Parade 1pm at Old School Park-Mackinaw City. $2.50 registration fee, benefits the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Drees your pet and parade through Mackinaw City.
Oct 6…Monster Bash 6-Mid at Cheboygan K of C. $50 person, live & silent auction, raffles, food stations, costume prizes and more. Benefits Bishop Baraga School. Info: 231-627-5608
Oct 6…Go with the Glo! 5K/1Mile Fun Run 8:30p-10:30pm – Mackinaw City. $25 person.
Oct 7 & 14 …Fall Fest in Beulah/Benzonia. Bake sale, pumpkin decorating, children activities, fall soup contest, baking contest, hay rides and more! Info: visitbenzie.com
Oct 6…Air Guitar Challenge 7-10pm at Right Brain Brewery-Traverse City. $20 to “shred”, limited spots available. Proceeds benefit Child & Family Services. Prizes for top 10. Info: 231-944-1239
Oct 6-7…2018 Fiber Festival at the Old Art Building-Leland. The exhibition will include examples of fiber fashioned into paper, baskets, clothing, quilts, textile murals, fiber sculptures and more! Sat 10-5pm, Sun 10-4p. Free admission. Info: oldartbuilding.com
Oct 11…Cheboygan Senior Expo 9a-1p at the KofC Hall-Cheboygan. Multiple community resources onsite regarding health & wellness, including flu shots, educational sessions, health screenings, free lunch, door prizes and more. Info: 800-248-6777
Oct 12…Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 4-7pm at St. Paul’s Hall – Onaway. Silent auction. Donations at the door. Proceeds benefit Lou Ann Clark.
Oct 12-14…Charlevoix Apple Fest
Oct 13…Monster Mash Street Bash – downtown Mackinaw City. Creepy critter pet parade, hay rides, live music, beer tent, street dance and more! Info: mackinawchamber.com
Oct 13…Gaylord Half Marathon 8a-11a at Otsego lake County Park. Choose from one of four event distances around Otsego Lake. Benefits Guardian Gals Inc. to ignite positive personal and societal change. Info: gaylordchamber.com
Oct 13…Fall Fest in Indian River 11a-Midnight. Craft beer/wine/food/ live music 8-11p. Info: irchamber.com
Oct 13…Charity Event featuring Elvis Tribute artist Jake Slater. 5-7pm dance music, 7-9p Elvis! Two cash bars, & food. Tickets $12. Benefits the Inland Lake Schools Scholarship program and FOE Women’s Aux. Charities. FOE on S. Straits Hwy-Indian River. Info: 231-238-8071
Oct 13…Arts & Crafts Show 9a-3p at Bethlehem Lutheran Church-Traverse City. Over 40 local, handcrafted arts and craft booths. Bake sale also. Free admission. Info: charlevoix.org
Oct 15…Cheboygan Chamber of Commerce Open House 9a-5pm. Learn about member benefits, programs and events. Free. Info: cheboygan.com
Oct 18…Soup & Casserole Supper 4-6pm at the Inverness Township Hall-Cheboygan. $10 adults, $5 kids 12 & under. Benefits the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Take outs available. Info: cheboygan.com
Oct 20…Crafts n’ More 9a-3p at St. Mary Parish Hall-Gaylord. Gift baskets, crafts, country kitchen, door prizes and more. Free admission. Info: gaylordchamber.com
Oct 20…Glen Arbor Pumpkin Fest noon-3:30p at the Glen Arbor Township Park. Open to all ages, costume parade, pie eating contest, pumpkin carving, live music, food and more! Info: visitglenarbor.com
Oct 26…Halloween Fundraiser & Costume Party 6-9:30pm at Northern Lights Recreation-Harbor Springs. (Costume not required to participate). $20.00/person for 2 games of Red Pin 9 Pin No Tap, Cosmic Bowling, & Shoe Rental. Several Prizes will be given throughout the night, including Door Prizes, a Brown Bag Auction,Strike Ball and more. Proceeds support community projects. Info” 231-347-3100
Oct 27…Downtown Trick-or-Treat-Petoskey. 9:45 costume parade line up at Central Elementary School, walk to Pennsylvania Park, get treats at participating businesses. Info: Petoskeydowntown.com
Oct 27…SpookyWeek 7p-? at Sturgeon Valley Campground. Hayrides, trick-or-treat, costumes optional, bonfire & smores. Info: 231-525-8301
Oct 27…Zombie Run 9a-Noon at the TART Trails-Traverse City. Admission: Adults $35; 17 & under $25; toddlers & babies free. Benefits the TART Trails. Info: tczombierun.com
Oct 29 & 30…2 Day ASIST Workshop to learn suicide intervention skills. Must attend both days. 8a-4:30 at the United Methodist Church-East Jordan. Free, but seating is limited. Register with Lisa 231-675-5047
Oct 31…Trick or treating downtown Mancelona 5-7pm, Halloween Party after at the Mancelona Fire Hall Station 1. Entertainment, costume contest, prizes, refreshments. Free, but donations appreciated. Info: mancelonachamber.org
Nov 3 & 4…2 Day ASIST Workshop to learn suicide intervention skills. Must attend both days. 8a-4:30 at East Jordan High School. Free, but seating is limited. Register with Lisa 231-675-5047
Help is available for Michigan homeowners to avoid foreclosure through Step Forward Michigan. Questions, call Lindsey 231-582-6436
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
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. Walk in clinic 1 & 3rd Tuesday, 10am register by 4pm. By appt 2 & 4th Thursday from 10a-2pm. Feb 28 10-2p by appt. March 9 10-2 by appt.
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.
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
Every Monday the Indian River Kiwanis Club meets at pm at Vivio’s Restaurant. The public is invited. Info: 231-290-0044
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 in Cheboygan 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.
TFN…Free arts & crafts for all school aged kids from noon-3pm on the second Saturday of the month at the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts. Offering fun and original projects for each session. 125 E. Main-Gaylord. Info: 989-732-3242