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Week of May 12


Registration is open for the Indian River Chamber Golf Scramble taking place May 30th, 11am at the Indian River Golf Club. Open to the public, 4 person scramble, $75 person ($55 if member of IR Golf Club) Cash bar, prizes, dinner, 18 holes w/cart. Info: irchamber.com


Tickets are available for the annual Cheboygan Kiwanis $20,000 Raffle. Three early bird drawings May 20, June 10 and June 24 for $500 each. $20,000 drawing after the 4th of July parade. Limited tickets $100 each. Proceeds benefit community programs. Info: 231-625-8201


May 14…Harbor Springs Business & Restaurant Expo 3-7pm at Holy Childhood Church-Harbor Springs. $5 admission. Info: harborspringschamber.com


MAY 14..Bellaire Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner & Auction “Masquerade” 5:30-10p at Shanty Creek Resort. Event includes a fully catered dinner with cash bar, Live & Silent auctions, Tower of Gifts Raffle, and the annual community awards presentation.  The proceeds from the auction are used to help finance community-based programs and events. Info: bellairechamber.org


May 15…Traverse City Ride of Silence 6:30pm at the Depot Parking Lot. A silent, five-mile bike ride to honor cyclists who have been injured or lost their lives while cycling on public roadways. Info: traversecity.com


May 15…12th Annual Ride of Silence 6:30-8pm start and finish at the Harbor Master parking lot, downtown Harbor Springs. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Free, helmets are required. Info: harborspringschamber.com


May 15…Boyne City Ride of Silence 6:45 at Veterans Park. The ride, held during National Bike Month. The ride is a chance to honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured. Wear a black armband to honor a cyclist who has been killed and/or a red band to honor a cyclist who has been injured while out riding. For more details on the ride contact: Michael Sheean 582-4030 


May 15…Out of the Darkness TC Walk Captains Meeting 5-7pm at Right Brain Brewery-Traverse City. Register your teams, pick up yard signs and get questions answered. Info: 231-499-2759


May 16-17…ASIST Workshop 8a-4:30pm both days at Walloon Lake Community Church. Two-day workshop in suicide intervention skills. Free. Must pre-register and attend both days. Info: 231-675-5047


May 16… Free informational seminar 6:30-7:30 pm at Northshore Community Church-Cheboygan. Topic: Will, Trusts & Probate Court. Space is limited, please pre-register: 231-627-3766


May 16-19…National Morel Festival – Boyne City. Carnival, craft show, live music, open mic contest, 5K run and more! Info: bcmorelfestival.com


May 17-18…Empire Asparagus Festival! Dance & pig roast, fun run/walk, poetry contest, cook-off, magic ahow, live music and more! Info: empirechamber.com


May 17-24…Petoskey Restaurant Week. Info: petoskeyarea.com


May 18…Mohawks for Munson. Benefits the Cowell Family Cancer Center at Munson Medical Center. 12:00PM-4:00PM at North Peak Brewing Company-Traverse City. Event will kick off at noon with BBQ, live music, free Moomers ice cream, a bounce house, face painting, crafts for kids, Mohawk shaving and a faux-hawk styling for kids. Info: 231-590-2864


May 18…22nd Annual Splash of Color 5K Run/1 Mile Walk 10am at Bayfront Park-Petoskey. This is a fundraiser for the North Country Consumer Council Special Needs Fund. There will be prizes and giveaways and fun “Splash of Color” paint throws! Cost is $20 per person, or $15 per person for groups of 4 or more. Register at www.eventbrite.com or call 231-547-5885. You can also register the morning of the event from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Petoskey Waterfront.


May 18…St. Ignace Rock & Run ½ Marathon/5K Run Walk. Proceeds benefit the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation. Info: mackinacstraitshealth.org


May 18…Girls on the Run Sunrise Side Color Me Awesome 5K 10am at Lakeside Park-Rogers City. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. Registration $30 before April 24th. Info: 989-358-7970


May 18…10th Annual Tails to Trails 5K 9am VASA Pathway. Proceeds benefit the TART Trails. $20 person/$40 family until May 12 $25 person/$50 family after May 12. Info: traversetrails.org


May 18-19…Annual Zoo-De-Mack. Ride your bicycle 51 miles from Boyne Highlands to Mackinaw City through the Tunnel of Trees and Cross Village. Info: visitharborspringsmichigan.com


May 19…2nd Annual Benefit for Cherryland Humane Society 4-7pm at Visions Weddings & Banquet-Traverse City. Live music, live & silent auction and small plates from TC venues. $50 in advance, $55 at the door. Info: 231-944-1944


May 19…Golf scramble to benefit the Knights of Columbus Council in Vanderbilt. Black Bear golf course, 18 holes with 1pm shotgun start. $55 person. Info: 989-370-4897


May 19…Little Traverse Choral Society presents: 30 Years of Song 3pm at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts-Bay Harbor. $15 adults/$5 students/free for 12 & under. Info: greatlakescfa.org


May 19…Open House at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool 1-3pm. Ribbon cutting promptly at 1:00 pm Informal Tours by Board & Staff 1:00-2:00 pm Free Open Swim 2:00-3:00 pm Food and beverages in our new multipurpose room! Free. Info: charlevoixpool.org


May 19…64th Annual NMC BBQ 11-5p under the pines of the Front Street Campus-Traverse City. Live entertainment, kids crafts, demonstrations, antique firetruck rides, car show, dunk tank and more! Advance tickets $6, day of $8. Info: nmc.edu


May 20…Community Round Table to benefit northern Michigan young adults 5:30-7:30pm at the Jays Sporting Goods Headwaters Room-Gaylord. The Karing Home Youth Project will encompass a round table Q & A regarding the projects mission to help homeless youth. Info: 989-350-5566


May 21… Veteran Community Town Hall at 11:00 a.m., at the American Legion Post 159, 106 S. Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI. This is an opportunity for Veterans, their family members, Veteran Service Organizations, and other interested community partners, to provide feedback on VA operations and recommendations for VA programs. Info: 989-497-2500


May 22…Chili Cook-off for Cystic Fibrosis 5:30-7:30pm at The Back Lot – Petoskey. $10 adults, $5 child. Proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis awareness & research. Info: ltb.rotaryclub.org


May 22…Veterans Coffee Hour 9-10am at Cheboygan McDonalds. Free coffee for Veterans. Info: cheboygan.com


May 23-Aug 29…Every Thursday it’s Music on Main from 6-8pm at the Village at Bay Harbor. Different local musicians will be showcased each week. Info: petoskeyarea.com


May 24-25…White Elephant Sale 9a-noon at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church-Cheboygan. Household items, plants, books and more. Info: 231-627-5262


May 25…Elk Rapids Arts & Crafts Show 10-4p on River Street. More than 70 artisans will display, sell and demonstrate their work. Info: 231-264-8202


May 25…Northport Cars in the Park 10a-3:30p Haserot Park. Enjoy the wide variety of cars - from pre-war to modern, both stock and modified, foreign and domestic. Info: northportomenachamber.org


May 25…Antrim County Petoskey Stone Festival 8:30-4p Barnes Park-Bellaire. 5K Fun Race, stone skipping contest, kids activities, stone hunt, and more! Info: petoskeystonefestival.com


May 25…4th Annual ORV & Jeep Poker Run 10-5p at The Bluffs on Black Lake. There will be a fuel and lunch stop. Both groups will be guided. Pre Register for $25 a poker hand at The Bluffs, Brandt's Sports Center, or the COOP Floral Shop. $30 the day of. This is a fundraiser for the Cheboygan Jaycees. There will be stops along the way for chances to win additional cards. Info: 231-420-2567


May 25…Craft Show 9a-5p at the Lakes of the North Assembly room-Mancelona. Local artists and crafters displaying all hand made items, including décor, wood crafts, clothing, paintings and more. Bake sale and used books as well. Info: 989-350-2492


May 25-26…”Music in the Air” open house 10-4p at the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse-Rogers City. Enjoy live music, arts & crafts, exhibits and more. Info: 40milepointlighthouse.org


May 25-26…Native American Festival at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture-St. Ignace. Guided tours, cultural workshops, a pow wow and more. Info:


May 25-27…Memorial Weekend Pageant -  Over 400 cast members will re-create events that took place between the French, British and Indian tribes, on June 2, 1763 at Colonial Fort Michilimackinac-Mackinaw City. Free. Info: mackinaw-city.com


May 26…Mancelona Memorial Day Parade 9am downtown. Info: mancelonachamber.org


May 26…2nd Annual Taste of Bay Harbor to benefit the Bay Harbor Foundation. Info: bayharborfoundation.org


May 27…East Jordan Memorial Day Parade 10:45. Info: ejchamber.org


May 30-June 2…64th Annual Mancelona Bass Festival. Carnival, flea market, car show, parade, entertainment and more! Info: mancelonabassfest.org


May 30-June 2…Aldo Leopold Festival at various locations in Les Cheneaux. Workshops, birding hikes, paddling trips and more. A celebration of conservation. Info: aldoleopoldfestival.com


June 1… 3rd Annual Indian River Spring Business Expo 9a-4p at Inland Lakes School. Free admission. Boat show, car show, RV show, and more. Info: irchamber.com


June 1…5th Annual Blessing of the Bikers 10-noon at the Salvation Army-Petoskey. Breakfast, silent auction, fellowship ride and more. Info: 231-347-3531


June 1…5th Annual Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival 1-6pm at Bridge Park. Michigan breweries, local food, live music! General admission $20, VIP $40. Info: charlevoix.org


June 1…9th Annual Recycle-A-Bicycle Bike Swap 9a-2p at the Old Town Parking Garage-Traverse City. For anyone who wants to sell and/or purchase an unused or out-grown bicycle or bike accessory. Info: traversecity.com


June 1…33rd Annual Boat Auction & Nautical Gear Sale 9a-11a at the Maritime Heritage Alliance-Traverse City. Info: traversecity.com


June 1-2…Tip of the Mitt Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. 10a-10a at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds. Info: 231-445-2471


June 2…Fairy Fest 2019 noon-2:30 at the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park-Traverse City. Free. Explore the Traverse City Fairy Trails and build your own fairy house. Info: traversecity.com


June 3-7…Smart Commute Week


June 6 – Aug 29…Every Thursday at 7pm Concerts on the Lawn at Grand Traverse Pavilions-Traverse City. Bring a chair, blanket or picnic and enjoy free music. Info: gtpavilions.org


June 7…Summer Open House 6-9pm downtown Petoskey. Fashion show, Petoskey Steel Drum Band, drink tent and more! Info: petoskeydowntown.com


June 7…Leland Artscape 5-8pm downtown Leelanau. Enjoy local wine and music and mingle with local artists. Info: lelandmi.com


June 7-16…Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. 10K Run/Walk, Taste of Mackinac, dog & pony parade, family playground with bounce houses, live music, walking tours, grand parade and more! Info: mackinacisland.org


June 8…34th Annual Leland Wine & Food Festival noon-6pm – Leland Harbor. Live music, beer/wine & food vendors, local artists. Info: lelandmi.com


June 8…Flea Market at the Millersburg FOE 9-5p. Money benefits local children’s programs. Info: 989-733-4482


June 8-9…Michigan Free Fishing Weekend


June 13…Charlevoix Summer Open House 4-8pm downtown. Giveaways, snacks, activities, music and more. Info: charlevoix.org


June 14 – Aug 30…Every Friday, Stroll the Streets – downtown Boyne City. Live music, artists, magicians, and more! Info: visitboynecitymichigan.com


June 14-15…39th Annual Ellsworth/Atwood Pig Roast downtown Ellsworth. Softball tournament, 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Run, family waterslide, ice cream social, live music, outdoor movie, kids actifities, horse pull, fireworks and more! Info: 231-676-0935


June 15…Cheboygan Jr. Chiefs Car Show – downtown Cheboygan. Info: cheboygan.com


June 15-16…Wings Over Northern Michigan Air Show at the Gaylord Regional Airport. Gates open at 10am both days, airshow 1-4p both days. Advance tickets $15 adults, kids 6-17 $12, under 5 free; day of tickets $20, kids 6-17 $15. Info: wingsovernorthernmichigan.org


June 17-23…Up North Pride Week – Traverse City. Pride bike ride, visibility march, drag night, picnic in F & M park and more! Info: upnorthpride.com


June 20-23…38th Annual Cedar Polka Fest – downtown Cedar. Live entertainment, kids activities, dancing, parade and more! Info: cedarmichamber.com


June 21-22…23rd Annual Antiques on the Bay Auto Show-St. Ignace. Original, Restored Classic & Antique vehicles on display along the downtown waterfront.  Period clothing, Entertainment and a Mackinac Bridge Rally. Info: 906-643-8707


June 23…Garden Family Jams opening of the new children’s garden 4-8pm at the Traverse City Community Garden. Live entertainment, picnic. Free for members, donation at the gate for non-members. Info: tccommunitygarden.org


June 23…Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair 10-5p on Union Street-Traverse City. More than 90 artists and crafters display and sell their work. Info: traversecity.com


June 29…Red Kettle Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Salvation Army 8a-10a. Start & finish at the Salvation Army-Cheboygan. $25 person or $20 in groups of 5 or more. Kids 10 & under free. T-shirt guaranteed if paid by June 15. Info: cheboygan.com


June 29…Boyne Country Community Center fundraiser featuring Paula Poundstone 8-10p at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center. $45 VIP, $40 reserved seats. Info: boynechamber.com


July 11-Aug 29…Every Thursday, free movies at the Alanson Community Park starting at dusk. Bring a chair or blanket and snacks. The movie schedule for the Alanson movies in the park are as follows: July 11: “Mary Poppins Returns”; July 18: “Wonder”; — July 25: “The Incredibles 2”; Aug. 1: “Ralph Breaks The Internet”; Aug. 8: “Wonder Park”; Aug. 15: “The Goonies”; Aug. 22: “Dumbo”;  Aug. 29: “Shazam!”. Info: 231-548-5431




Wawatam Area Senior Center offers senior meals Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sunday for ages 55+ for just $3.50. Info: 231-436-5323


Every Monday starting Jan 7, the Wawatam Area Senior Center will have cribbage starting at 1:30, through March. Info: 627-4926


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.


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 Thursday, learn Swing Dancing at the Cheboygan Carnegie. 5:30-7:30. Free. Info: 231-420-6665


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


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