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Register now for a FREE Ride to Vote! The Charlevoix County Transit will offer rides to all polling locations in Charlevoix County on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. Please presechedule, face covering required. Call 231-582-6900


Now-Oct 31…Nominations are now open for recipients of funds raised at the Guns N’ Hoses Hockey game. If you know someone in need, nominate them at www.gthunsnhoses.com The game will take place in Feb. 2021


Now-Oct 30…Winter Apparel Drive, all sizes needed. Drop off at Team Bob’s on Park Dr-Traverse City. Donations will be distributed by the Father Fred Foundation. Info: 866-262-4328


Oct 28…Take Out Spaghetti Dinner 4-6pm at the Wawatam Senior Center-Mackinaw City. $10 per dinner. Benefits the Lions Club. Info: 812-797-6000


Oct 29…Halloween Costume Fun Run 6-7pm at Running Fit – Traverse City. Prizes. Info: 231-932-5401


Oct 29…Halloween Trunk or Treat 3:30-5:30 at Child & Family Services of NW Michigan. They will also be handing out coats for those in need. Info: cfsnwmi.org


Oct 30…Traverse City Rotary Halloween Blood Drive 11a-5pm at Kirkbride Hall. Costume contest & door prizes. Schedule your appointment 866-Mi-Blood


Oct 30…Drive-thru Trunk or Treat 5-8pm at Jim Werning Chevrolet-Gaylord.  All attendees will remain in their vehicles, drive through the designated area where decorated trunks will be on display and vote for their top 3 favorites. Winners with the best decorated trunks will be awarded with nice gift-baskets. Before leaving, each car will collect a bag of candy and favors (1 per child) that have been pre-packaged in a sanitary environment. Trunk participants are needed! Contact Mallory 989-732-5161 Ext. 223


Oct 31…Drive-In Halloween Storytime 11-12 at the Bellaire Public Library. Info: bellairelibrary.org


Oct 31…Trunk-or-Treat 3-9pm in the parking lot at KatFisher Bait & Tackle on N. Straits Hwy, Cheboygan. Info: 231-420-6024


Oct 31…Trick or Treat in Boyne City 5-8pm. If you want to hand out candy, leave your porch light on.


Oct 31…Trunk or Treat 5-7p at the Lighthouse Community Center-Elk Rapids.


Oct 31… Trunk or Treat at the Old School Park–Mackinaw City 5-7pm at the Old School Park. Masks requested; follow one-way walking route; maintain safe distance. Info: mackinawchamber.com


Oct 31…Trunk or Treat 5-7pm at the Otsego Lake Township Fire Department – 10499 Old 27 South, Waters. Info: 989-732-1859


Oct 31…Downtown Petoskey Halloween Trick or Treat event 10a-noon. Please follow safety guidelines.


Oct 31…Trick or Treat Drive Thru 5:30-7pm at Les Cheneaux Community Library. Please remain in your car, get a book and bag of candy for each child. Info: 906-484-3547


Nov 4…Community Blood Drive 9a-3p at Odawa Casino-Petoskey in the Michigan-Huron Room. Make an appointment 866-642-5663


Nov 5, 7, 10, 12 & Dec 1…Salvation Army-TC Holiday Assistance Registration. For a list of times, visit https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/TraverseCity


Nov 5…SafeTalk Training for Suicide Prevention 5:30-9pm at the EMS Building-Petoskey. Learn the steps to create a life-saving connection. Free, but must pre-register. Info: 231-675-5047


Nov 5…Curbside Soup Fest 11:30-1:30p at the Boyne City Eagles. All proceeds will "Help Kids be Kids. Money raised will help purchase backpacks, clothing, lunch boxes, school supplies, allow children to go on a field trip, and mostly help families in transition. Suggested donation $6. Info: boynechamber.com


Nov 6…Salvation Army Petoskey Red Kettle Kick-off 10am at Oleson’s. Donate or volunteer to ring centralusa.salvationarmy.org/petoskey


Nov 6…Dr. Matthew Free at Today’s Dental in Cheboygan is offering free dental care 9a-4pm for vets and active military, including cleanings, exams, extractions, fillings, x-rays, oral cancer screenings and denture adjustments. Info: 231-627-7131


Nov 6…Virtual Fundraising Concert featuring Miriam Pico, David Chown and Laurie Sears to support the Music House Museum-Traverse City.  7pm. $20. Info: musichouse.org


Nov 10-11…ASIST Training in Suicide Prevention. 8a-4:30 both days (both are required to certify) Odawa Hotel Community Room-Petoskey. Free, but pre-registration required. Info: 231-627-5047


Nov 11…Ladies Night 3-8pm downtown Cheboygan. Explore, shop, enjoy! Info: cheboygan.com


Nov 13…Harvest Sale & Auction 6-9pm at Ebenezer Christian School Gym- Ellsworth. Info: ebenezerchristian.org


Nov 13-20…Traverse City Beer Week. Info: traversecity.com


Nov 14…Otsego County United Way Power of the Purse virtual fundraiser 4-7pm. Your ticket will come with a celebration box that will be delivered to your home. Different ticket tiers will be available. Online silent auction will be open for a week. Prizes, raffles and amazing items up for grabs. Benefits the United Way. Info: otsegounitedway.org


Nov 14…Stuff the Bus 2020 Food Drive 10-4pm at Cadillac Walmart. Benefits the Vets Serving Vets organization. Info: 231-884-7776


Nov 14…245th Marine Corps Birthday 8-11pm at Right Brain Brewery-Traverse City. $15, limited seating. Info: 231-838-5152


Nov 19-Jan 2…Annual Charlevoix CIRCLE Market 11-4pm at their location on Clinton St. Local artists and desigers, handmade gifts. Info: charlevoixcircle.org


Nov 21…Downtown Strolling Light Parade 5-9pm-Traverse City. Twelve non-profit organizations will be scattered throughout downtown Traverse City, each displaying their own rendition of the popular holiday song “Twelve Days of Christmas”. roceeds will benefit the Downtown Relief Fund and participating non-profits. Each vote will cost $1. Info: traversecity.com


Nov 22…3rd Annual Cranksgiving 11a-2p at the Wheelhouse in TC and the Chain Hub in Elk Rapids. Cranksgiving is part bicycle ride, part food drive. Ride as a team (2-5 awesome people suggested) or on your own in either the open (5-6 miles) or family (2-3 miles) division. There is no entry fee, but plan on spending $25/team on food items. Norte will provide your team with a list of food items to collect. Info: https://elgruponorte.org

Nov 22…Chicken Dinner/Pie Sale to benefit the Cheboygan Humane Society 4-6pm at the Cheboygan Eagles. Drive-thru to go only. $10 for dinner. A variety of pies also available. Info: cheboygan.com


Nov 25…4th Annual Walloon Lake Village Lighting 6-9pm. Enjoy live performances from the Petoskey Steel Drum Band, live Reindeer, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Give a special gift to Toys for Tots.. Free Hot Chocolate from Sweet Tooth Ice Cream Shop, Snowman Kit Making with Tommy's Walloon, and a cash bar available from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in the Walloon Lake Village. Info: boynechamber.com


Nov 26…Kiwanis Turkey Trot 2020 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run 9am at the Boyne City Community Pavilion. Pre-registration entry $25, day of event $30. T-shirt guaranteed if entered before Nov 20. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis projects and stay 100% local. InfoL 2310881-0945


Nov 26…Traverse City Turkey Trot 9a-11a at St. Francis High School. 5K & 5 Mile. Info: traversecity.com


Nov 26-29…5K Turkey Vulture Trot at Crystal Mountain-Thompsonville. The race course will be set up from Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29 for participants to run on their own time at their own pace. Proceeds will benefit North Sky Raptor Sanctuary .   Info: traversecity.com


Nov 27…40th Annual Indian River Christmas Craft Show 9a-3p at Inland Lakes School. Admission $5. Info: irchamber.com


Nov 27…Light Up Leland for the Holidays 5:30pm with the community tree lighting at Christmas Tree Corner, followed by caroling, treats and time with Santa. Info: Lelandmi.com


Nov 28…Handmade Holiday Craft Show 9a-4p at the Community Building-Emmet Country Fairgrounds, Petoskey. $2 admission or non-perishable food items. Benefits Brother Dan’s Food Pantry. Info: 231-348-5479


Nov 28…Community Tree Lighting- Downtown Frankfort, 7pm. Enjoy singing, donut holes, and hot chocolate. Info: 231-352-7251


Nov 28…2020 Turkey Trot 9a-noon YMCA of Northern Michigan-Petoskey. Proceeds help fund programs and community events.  Single Participant (ages 6+): $30 Family Packages: One Parent & one child | $40 Two Parents & two children | $60 Kids 5 & under are free, dogs & strollers welcome! Info: 231-348-8393


Dec 1-5…Crooked Tree Arts Center-Traverse City “Merry Marketplace” featuring over 20 artists. Tues-Fri Noon-4pm; Thurs 4-7pm, Sat 10-2p. Info: crookedtree.org


Dec 5…Toys for Tots ORV Ride noon-6pm at the Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds-Traverse City. Bring a new un-wrapped toy. Info: northwestorvassociation.org


Dec 6…The Christmas Shop 10-4pm at The Ellison Place-Gaylord. Over 100 unique vendors & crafters. $1 admission, benefits local charity. Info: nmievents.com


Dec 20…Christmas Candlelight Benefit 6-8pm at the Cheboygan Community Wesleyan Church. Beneifts the Lord’s Kitchen building project. Info: cheboygan.com


TFN…The Acme Christian Thrift Store is in need of volunteers 3-5p any day Tues-Sat. Info: 231-267-3002


TFN…4th Wednesday of every month is Veterans Coffee Hour 9-10am at McDonalds in Cheboygan. Free coffee for Veterans. Info: cheboygan.com


Thru 12/30…Tickets are now on sale for the Bishop Baraga School New Year's Eve Raffle. There are seven prizes including a nine-day stay in Hawaii, Generac Generator and a custom Amish shed. Early Bird Drawings begin October 6th. Tickets are $100 each and available at the Cheboygan Parish office, Rivertown Do-It Center, or any Bishop Baraga parent. Call 231-627-5608.


TFN- The Northern Care Center is a medical clinic for those uninsured or underinsured. Patients  are seen on Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Located at 117 W State Street, Cheboygan. You need to wear a mask and when you come to the parking lot you need to call the clinic, first come first seen. They also have vouchers for product at Goodwill and personal hygiene products for those in need. Please knock on the door for product. Please call with any questions 231-333-3019.


**Upcoming Farmer’s Markets – use social distancing and wear a mask

Mondays thru Oct. at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons 2-6pm; moves indoors to the Mercato corridor Sat from 10-2p from Nov. thru April

Wednesday and Saturdays from 8a-1pm thru October at Festival Square in Cheboygan

Wednesday and Sat thru Oct 28 8a-10a downtown Gaylord

Thursdays through Oct 29…  3-7pm Mancelona Buck Pole

Thursdays 9a-1p Memorial Park – East Jordan thru Oct

Friday thru Oct 30…Bellaire in the parking lot of the ASI Community Center 8a-1p

Saturday thru Oct 31…7:30am-noon Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market – Traverse city

Sat thru Oct 31…Suttons Bay on St. Joseph St from 9-1


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