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Week of March 18


Now- April 8th…Donations are being accepted for the upcoming “22 2 NUMB” fundraiser to benefit 22 2 None, helping to eliminate the horrible loss through Veteran suicide. The event will take place at the Schuss Mountain Snow Challenge 10th Anniversary Dinner Party. For every $200 earned, another person will be forced to sit in the dunk tank. To donate: https://www.youcaring.com/222none-1137942


Tickets on sale now for a Mother/Daughter High Tea taking place Saturday, May 12 at 1pm inside Stafford’s Perry Hotel. $25 each or two for $45, advance purchase by April 30th required. Benefits the Salvation Army. Tickets available at Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts, Salvation Army Thrift Store and Salvation Army Community Center. More info: 231-622-1057


Donations are being accepted to help with much needed renovation of the Easling Pool at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. Gifts to the campaign can be made at www.EaslingPool.com.


Now-March 27…Diabetes Management Class 1:30-4pm at the Cheboygan Library. Learn t o keep your blood sugar at a healthy level. Classes include diabetes friendly snacks, healthy meal planning tips, managing stress & emotions and more. Free. Class is every Tuesday for 6 weeks. Info: 231-627-7118


Now-March 30…Win a Meal a Month for a Year raffle to benefit Meals on Wheels of Emmet County. Grand prize winner wil receive 12 gift certificates to restaurants in the Petoskey/Harbor Springs area. Tickets are $1 each, or six for $5 and can be purchased at senior centers in Petoskey, Pellston and Brutus. Info: 231-347-3211


Now-April 30…3rd Annual Pet Food Drive. Donate un-opened pet food Mon-Fri at your local AmeriGas provider. All donations will be delivered to local shelters. Info: 248-568-8290


Now-April 21…Traverse City Charity Joke Jam, a 6 week comedy competition and local non-profit fund raising effort at Grand Traverse Distillery-Traverse City. March 12 8-9:30pm, March 26 8pm-9:30p, April 3 7:30-9p, April 9 8-9:30pm, Apr 17 7:30-9pm, April 21 Finals at the State

Theatre 9-11pm. Info:kamikazecomedytc.com


March 18…”Pasta with a Purpose” benefit dinner & auction 3-6pm at the Cheboygan Eagles. Entertainment, auction, bake sale. Proceeds benefit Rob Savenkoff-currently fighting AML (acute myeloid leukemia) By Donation. Info: 231-627-7361


March 18…Get the Scoop on Down Syndrome fundraiser 11a-9pm at Moomers Ice Cream – Traverse City. Info: DsUpNorth.org


March 18…TC Family Expo 1-4pm at the Hagerty Center. Kids crafts, info on early literacy, community resources, goodie bags and more. Free admission. Info: tadl.org


March 19…Red Cross Blood Drive Noon-5:45 at St. Anthony’s Parish Life Center-Mackinaw City. Visit redcrossblood.org (sponsor code MackCity) or call 800-733-2767


March 21…Business Expo & Taste of Charlevoix 4-7pm at Castle Farms. Visit with area businesses, sample local specialties. $5 admission. Info: charlevoix.org


March 21…Pizza buffet fundraiser 4-8pm at Buccilli’s Pizza-Houghton Lake. Benefits the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.


March 21…La Senorita Fundraiser for World Down Syndrome Day 11a-11pm. 20% of sales benefit DSANM, you must present voucher, available at sdupnorth.org


March 22…March Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Life music, food and a chance to mingle in their galleries. $15 in advance/$20 day of Info: crookedtree.org


March 22…Sip for Support Wine Tasting 5-8pm at Cellar 152 Wine & Gourmet Market-Elk Rapids. Supports Silver Muzzle Cottage Animal Rescue. Info: 231-264-9000


March 22…Soup Supper 4-6pm at the Inverness Township Hall-Cheboygan. Homemade soups, casseroles, bread, desserts and beverages. $9 adults, Kids 12 & under $5. Proceeds benefit the Cheboygan Humane Society. Info: 231-238-8221


March 23…All you can eat Cod Fish Dinners 4-7pm at St. Paul Church Hall-Onaway. $10 adults, $9 seniors, 6-12 $6.50. Carry outs available. 50/50 raffle. Also March 30th from 5-8pm. Info: 989-733-2250


March 23-24…The Northland Players present “Alibis” dinner theatre at the Eagles Hall – Cheboygan. $23, choice of Prime Rib, Parmesan Encrusted White Fish or seasoned baked chicken. Doors 5:30p, dinner 6:30p, show 7:30p. Info: 231-268-1525


March 23-30…Free Movies at the State Theatre – Traverse City. Tickets available first come first serve. Details: stateandbijou.org


March 24…Scovie’s 4th Annual Dinner & Movie Fundraiser 11a-9pm at Scovie’s in Charlevoix. Silent Auction: 11am to 9pm Dinner & Movie: 6pm Cost: $25 per person Seating is limited so please RSVP! Proceeds from this event support Hospice of Northwest Michigan. Info: 231-237-7827


March 24…Easter Egg Scramble 10am at the Black River Full Gospel Chruch-Cheboygan. 12 & under, free, bring your own basket, Easter Bunny. Info: 231-268-9941


March 24…Easter Hop 11-1p downtown Gaylord.  3,000 eggs will be hidden at the 12 participating shops, prizes can be picked up at the Chamber & Tourism Bureau before 2:00 p.m. Watch out for the Easter Bunny on your way! Free. Info: gaylordchamber.com


March 24…Easter Eggstravangza 10-noon at the United Methodist Church-Indian River. Bounce houses, cookie decorating, egg hunt and more. Ages toddler through 5th grade. Info: 231-238-7764


March 24…Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 10a-noon at the Harrison Moose Lodge. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, pictures with the Easter Bunny, egg decorating, kids games and more.


March 24…March for Our Lives TC 1-3:30pm. In support of, & in solidarity with the Parkland students, join this nationwide day of action. Meet at the Workshop Brewing Company at 1pm & march peacefully through downtown TC. Then stand along the Parkway. At 2:30pm make your way back to the Workshop for speakers. Info: 231-325-6812.


March 24…Houghton Lake and Roscommon Churches free food giveaway for Roscommon County residents 10:30am until food runs out. Roscommon school bus garage, bring proof of Roscommon residency and your own bags or boxes.


Week of March 25


March 25…Pool Tournament 2pm at the Cheboygan Eagles Club. Open to the public. $5 entry fee. Singles, double elimination. Bring a dish to pass. Info:


March 31…31st Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Cooperation Park, Indian River. Info: irchamber.com


March 31…16th Annual Cadillac Motorcycle Swap Meet 10-4p at at the Wexford Civic Center. $7 adults. Buy, sell, trade, parts, and more. Info: 800-800-6034


March 31…5th Annual “Strike Out Cancer” 9 Pin No Tap Bowling Tournament. Two shifts: Sign in at 9am, bowling at 10, / sign in at noon, bowling at 1pm. Mixed 4 person teams, includes 4 games. $20, benefits cancer research. Info: 231-818-0096


March 31…Charlevoix Easter Egg Hunt 2-3pm in East Park. Free for children up to 10 years old. Bring your own basket. Face painting, cookies, hot cocoa, visit with the Easter Bunny. Info: charlevoix.org


March 31…Easter Carnival noon at Cheboygan Area High School. The doors will open at noon, the Easter Bunny will be available for photos in the auditorium, and there will be carnival style games in the cafeteria! The first egg drop will be at 12:45pm for ages 0-3, then 4-6, and 7-12. Admission will be $1 per child, adults get in free. Admission includes photo op with the Easter Bunny, Egg Scramble & 5 carnival tickets, additional tickets are 5 for $1. Info: 231-420-2567


March 31…Easter Egg Hunt 1-2pm at Memorial Park-Benzonia. Children up to age 12 are invited. Bring your own basket. Info:clcba.org


March 31…Easter Egg Hunt 10-2p in Mineral Springs Park-Frankfort. Bring your own basket. Info: visitbenzie.com


March 31…Bowling Down Main Street noon-2pm downtown Harbor Springs. An annual tradition, fun for the whole family. Info:231-526-7999


March 31…Easter Egg Hunt 11am at Young State Park-beach parking area. Children up to age 13 are welcome. Free event, but all vehicles are required to have a recreation passport. Info: 231-582-7523


March 31…Easter Egg Hunt 11-11:30 at West Side Community Church-Traverse City. Bring your own basket! Info: 231-941-9300


March 31…Easter Egg Hunt 11-3:45p at Pond Hill Farm in Harbor Springs. The egg hunts will start at 11am and then again at 3pm. Please be sure to arrive early and bring your own basket or bag. There will be a kiddie hunt for ages 3 and under in a designated area at both 11 and 3 to ensure the little ones have fun too! There will also be an egg limit per child. Info: pondhill.com


March 31…Easter Egg Hunt 1pm at Brave Hearts Estate-Pellston. Free to the public ages toddler - 13. Doors will open at noon. Hunt starts 1:00 pm Rain or Shine. Info: 231-539-7111


March 31…Old Town Playhouse Young Company present “Seussical Kids” at 1 & 3pm at the Old Town Playhouse-Traverse City. Info: 2231-947-2210


April 2018


April 1…Free Easter Meal 1-3pm at the Traverse City VFW on Veterans Drive. All are welcome. Volunteers and donations needed. Info: 231-360-7608


April 1-9…2nd Annual Mackinac Meltdown Celebration. Taste of Mackinac, roller derby, bridal expo, Spring Break Splash and more. Info: mackinaw-city.com


April 5-May 10…6 session program for family caregivers of persons with dementia or memory loss to provide skill building. 2:30-4:3pm Thursdays at the Wexford County Council on Aging-Cadillac.


April 5…Job Fair at the Gaylord FOE 3-5pm. 100’s of jobs available, seasonal, full-time, part-time. Bring copies of your resume and come dressed to impress. Info: Michigan Works 989-732-3886


April 7…Tack & Craft sale starting at 10am a the Wexford County Fairgrounds-Cadillac. $1 admission. Info: 231-468-8068


April 7…Jam for Jase Noon-Mid at BC Lanes-Boyne City. Benefits Jase Amesbury and his family. Jase spent weeks in the hospital due to complications from the flu virus. There will be live music, a silent auction, bowling, food, and tons of fun for the whole family! Info: 231-582-6353


April 6-8…Traverse City Boat Show at the Grand Traverse Civic Center. Fri 3-8pm, Sat 10-8p, Sun 10a-4pm. Info: 231-775-9900


April 6-7pm…St. Ignace Home Show & Spring Expo at Little Bear East Arena. Fri 4-8pm, Sat 10-5pm. Info: saintignace.org


April 7…Spring Craft Show 10-4p at the Alpena Mall. Hundreds of handmade items, crafts and more. Info: 989-356-9016


April 8…Fences for Fido 4-7pm at Rare Bird Brewpub-Traverse City. Help raise money for outdoor fencing at Cherryland Humane Society! Entertainment provided by Jazz North Band along with a potluck style feast. Tickets at Pets Naturally for $45, or $50 at the door. Info: 231-946-5116


April 9…Rivertown Follies “Meet the Director” and auditions for this year’s show, 7pm at the Opera House-Cheboygan. Come prepared to sing, dance, act or all three! $5 membership for 16 & older, $2 under 16. Info: 231-420-3532


April 14…Earth Week Plus Expo 10:30-1:45pm at Cheboygan High School. Features presentations about the earth and its creatures, with assemblies, interactive displays, workshops and exhibits for all ages. The ‘PLUS’ is that the adventures are presented all month in April and May at various adventure locations around Cheboygan County and the Great Up North! The expo is free. We invite donations for the Cheboygan Human Society. Info: earthweekplus.org


April 14…Carol’s Corral Foundation 6th Annual Fundraiser 4-9pm at the Rudyard Township Hall. Horse tack auction, raffle, prizes. Benefit cancer patients. Info: 906-440-0829


April 14…Trashin’ Fashion 6p-10p at the Grand Traverse County Senior Center. Create a one-of-a kind recycled-materials piece to wear to the annual TCAPS "Trashin' Fashion Show." All materials, snacks, transportation, and event ticket provided for this unique event. $10 per person. Advance registration required. Call 231-922-4911 or email dmikowski@grandtraverse.org


April 14…4th Annual Gaylord 5K Color Tour. Race starts at 9:30 at the downtown Pavilion. Proceeds benefit the Otsego County United Way TACKLE Cancer Fund. Info: gaylordchamber.com


April 15…9th Annual Traverse City Chocolate Festival at the City Opera House. 11:30-2p & 2:30-5p. $15.50 Adulat/ $8 12 & under. Door prizes, live music, everything chocolate! Benefits the Northwest Food Coalition. Info: 231-421-5562


April 17…Taste of Gaylord 5:30-8pm at Treetops Resort. Silent auction, raffle, live music and more. $35 admission. Info: gaylordchamber.com


April 17… Job Fair at Alpena Community College 3-5pm. 100’s of jobs available, seasonal, full-time, part-time. Bring copies of your resume and come dressed to impress. Info: Michigan Works 989-356-3339


April 18… Job Fair at Ramada Inn of Grayling 3-5pm. 100’s of jobs available, seasonal, full-time, part-time. Bring copies of your resume and come dressed to impress. Info: Michigan Works 989-348-8709


April 18…Cheboygan County Project Connect 11-1p at the Cross in the Woods Family Center-Indian River. Help with jobs, housing, food, health services, child care and more. Free lunch provided, admission is free. Info: 989-733-6880


April 19…Petoskey Business Expo 5-8pm at Odawa Casino. Features over 80 exhibitors, plus the “Taste of Petoskey”. Admission $8. Info: 231-347-4150


April 19…Free medication drop-off 7a-4pm at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital-Cheboygan. Turn in your unused or expired medication.


April 21…8th Annual “Paint The Town Red” 6-Mid at the Boyne Mountain Civic Center. Includes dinner buffett, silent & live auction, cash bar, live music. Proceeds benefit activities/programs at Boyne City Public Schools. $60 person. Info: boynechamber.com


April 21…We Are E.R. Dinner & Auction 6-11pm at Shanahan’s Barn – Charlevoix. Supports Elk Rapids Schools. Live & silent auction. $75. Info: 231-264-8692


April 26…Unity Hall Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 5-7:30pm at St. Matthews Church-Boyne City. By donation. Info: boynechamber.com


April 26…April Swirl 5:30-7pm at the Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Appetizers, wine, live music. Adv $15, day of $20. Info: 231-347-4337


April 27…Traverse City Kegs and Corks for MDA 6-9pm at Right Brain Brewery. Raffle, slent auction, good & drink, to benefit the Greater Michigan Chapter of MDA. $25 advance, $30 at the door. Info:517-706-0348


April 27-28…East Jordan Rotary Variety Show 7-9:30 at the East Jordan Community Auditorium. A great night of music, kits and fun. Info: 231-536-7351


April 28…Jordan Valley Fiddlers Jamboree Noon-10pm at the East Jordan Civic Center. Come and play your fiddle, accompany the fiddlers with your acoustic instrument, call your favorite dances, enjoy the music and/or dance to the calls! Everyone is welcome! Admission by donation at the door. Info: ejchamber.org


April 28…Celebration for Young Children 11-2p. Family activities throughout downtown Traverse City. Info: downtowntc.com




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.


First Thursday of each month, the Munson Grief Support Group meets from noon-1p in conference room B at Munson Heathcare Charlevoix Hospital. No charge. Info: 231-547-8569


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

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