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Week of Sept 15


Every Thursday through Oct. 3…Charlevoix Farmers Market 8a-1p in East Park. Info: 231-547-3253


T-Shirts are now available for the 8th Annual TC Patriot Game which is happening Friday, September 20th at Thirlby Field in Traverse City. The proceeds benefit Veterans in Crisis of Northern Michigan. Info: TC-Patriot-Game.com


Sept 18…Salvation Army of Traverse City Celebrates 125 years of service with a community open house and BBQ Lunch at their Community Center-Traverse City. Info: 231-946-4644


Sept 19…Free one-hour informational seminar on Fire Prevention 6:30pm at Northshore Community Church-Cheboygan. Info: 231-627-3760


Sept 19…25th Anniversary Open House 3-6pm at the Petoskey Club on W. Mitchell St. Refreshments, music, speakers and clubhouse tours. Petoskey Club serves people with mental illness. Free. Info: 231-347-1786..


Sept 20…Benefit dinner 5-7pm at Norwich Township Hall-Moorestown. Pulled pork, smoked beef brisket and all the fixins! By donation. Proceeds will benefit Operation Blessing Christmas Shoe Boxes. Info: 231-229-2062


Sept 20-22…Balloons over Bay Harbor 7a-9pm. Features some of the best pilots in the nation who compete in national festivals across the country. There will be a schedule of flight activity throughout the weekend, in which they will take off over Little Traverse Bay. There will also be “night glows” in which the balloons will light up while grounded on both Friday and Saturday evenings. Info: bayharbor.com


Sept 21…Blocktoberfest 1-10pm at the Pavilion-Gaylord. Music, dancing, games, food, activities and more. Info: gaylordchamber.com


Sept 21…Leland Heritage Festival 11-3 in historic Fishtown. Live music, wine/beer, food, and more! Info: lelandmi.com


Sept 21…25th Annual Taste of Harbor Springs noon-3pm on the waterfront. $30 advance/$45 day of, includes commemorative glass. 21+ only. Info: harborspringschamber.com


Sept 21…Craft Show 10-3p at St. John Lutheran Church-Cheboygan. Info: cheboygan.com


Sept 21…Leland Heritage Festival 11-3pm. Enjoy a classic car show, vintage wooden boats and the 75th anniversary open house for the Leland Library. Music all day by The Inland String Band. Info: traversecity.com


Sept 21…Drew Kostic Memorial 5K Tough Run at Twisted Trails Off-Road Park-Copmish. Registration begins April 15th and closes on September 12th. Cost is $45 for individuals, $175 for a team of 4 and $25 for participants 12 and under. Proceeds from the DK5K benefit 22 2 NONE and The Drew Kostic Memorial Scholarship Fund. Info: 222None.org


Sept 21…Dickey’s BBQ in Traverse City is donating 20% of their sales for the day to a family in need. Stop in to their location at 1201 E Front Street. Info: 231-357-1237


Week of Sept 22


Sept 22…Firehouse Subs in Traverse City is donating 20% of their sales to benefit a local family in need. Stop by their location at 3664 N US 31 South. Info: 231-421-8236


Sept 22…Blast Into Scouting! Open enrollment for Cub Scout Pack 187 in Cheboygan. Sign up at Straits Area Services on W. State Stree. Info: 231-268-8774


Sept 23…Drive 4 UR School 5-7pm at the Petoskey Northman Stadium parking lot behind the high school. Please join the Petoskey Band Boosters and Brown Motors Ford to raise money for the Petoskey Band Program! Test drive a Ford vehicle of your choice & Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Petoskey Bands. A potential of $6,000 for the band program! All we need is for you to come test drive vehicles – we aren’t asking for any money from you, just your time!!! Info: 231-881-4373


Sept 24…Re-Dazzle Gently Used Jewelry Sale 5-7pm in the lower level of the Cheboygan Public Library. Proceeds benefit children’s programs. Info: 231-627--2381


Sept 25…Founders Feast at the Otsego Resort-Gaylord. Doors at 5:30, dinner at 6. Cash bar, live music, silent auction. $50 person. Benefits the Otsteo County Historical Society. Info: 989-858-3187


Sept 25…Free Produce fron noon-3pm at the Black River Full Gospel Church-Cheboygan. Bring your own bag. Info: 989-358-4700


Sept 25…District Health Dept. #4 Drive Thru Flu Shots noon-5:30 at the DHD4 Alpena Office. Takes approx. 10-15 minutes. Appointments recommended 989-356-4507


Sept 26…Cheboygan Veteran Fair 10-3p at the FOE. Over 35 veteran agencies will be on hand to answer questions and offer help. Info: 989-619-0021


Sept 27…Cheboygan Homecoming Bash 4-5:30pm in Washington Park. Free food, bounce house, parade and the Cheboygan Sportsboosters Annual Football Float Raffle. Tickets are $10 each. Proceeds benefit school athletic programs. Info: 231-268-9518


Sept 27…TC Germanfest 6-11pm at Trinity Lutheran Church-Traverse City. Live music, dancing, authentic German food and more! Gen. admission $20, full experience $40. Info: tcgermanfest.org


Sept 27-29…Harbor Springs Festival of the Book. A three day gathering of well-known authors and festival attendees for a celebration of books, and the stories that make them great. The majority of sessions are free to the public. Info: hsfotb.org


Sept 28…Harvest Festival 8a-4p downtown Boyne City. Farmers market, music, arts & crafts, hay rides, and more! Info: boynechamber.com


Sept 28…21st Annual Harvest Festival-Bellaire. Art, flea market, local brews, live music, bounce houses and more. Info: bellairechamber.org


Sept 28…Annual Harvest Dinner 5-7pm at St. Paul’s-Cheboygan. Country Store open 10-2p and 4-7p. Info: 231-627-2194


Sept 28…Fall Craft Show 10-4p at Bear Lake Christian Church-Kalakska. Info: bearlakechristianchurch.org


Sept 28…Annual Chicken Dinner 4:30-6:30p at the Long Rapids Township Hall (M-65). Adults $12; Kids 6-12 $5, 5 & under free. Info: 989-379-2336


Sept 28…Leelanau Uncaged noon-10pm downtown Northport. Live music, food, artist exhibits and more! Info: leelanauuncaged.com


Sept 28…Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Registration begins at 9am at the American Legion Park-St. Ignace. Walk starts at 10:15.    Donations can be made online at www.act.alz.org. Be ready to enter the St. Ignace zip code, 49781. Or, you can contact Lani Fettig at (906) 643-0478.


Sept 28…The Peace 5K/10K Ranch Run at the Peace Ranch-Traverse City. $40 adults, under 10 free. Registration 7:30am, race starts at 9:30am. Info: peaceranchtc.com


Sept 28…Veterans Inspirational Art Show 4-8pm at the home of Dana and Casey Cowell, parking is at the First Congregational Church-Traverse City, with continuous shuttle services to the venue. It will showcase 35 artists from all 5 branches of the US Armed Forces. Works of art available for purchase. Tickets are $100 and benefit area Veterans. Info: mynorth.com


Sept 28…Brave Hearts Estate Motorcycle Ride/Poker Run at Brave Hearts Estate-Pellston. Registration 11am, kickstands up at noon. $10 per rider/$10 passenger. Proceeds benefit our Veterans. Info: 231-539-7111


Sept 28…Raven Hill Generations Career & Craft Day noon-4pm at Raven Hill Discovery Center-East Jordan. Celebrate the old with the new, from blacksmithing and fiber arts to drones and 3D printers. Info: MIRavenHill.org


Sept 29…Benefit Concert Featuring County Artist William Michael Morgan, two shows 3 & 6pm at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center in the high school. Tickets are $25 and benefit the Boyne City Fire Fighters. Info: 231-225-0275


Sept 29…Clean Up & Green Up 9a-3p at the Traverse City Pit Spitters Ball Park. This is a free community wide recycle, repurpose and reuse event. For a list of items accepted, mgconline.org


Sept 30…Charity Wine Dinner at the Bearded Dogg Lounge-Gaylord. Coctails 5:30, dinner 6:15. $75 person. Benefits the Otsego Community Foundation. Info: (989) 619-0298


Oct 3……District Health Dept. #4 Drive Thru Flu Shots noon-5:30 at the DHD4 Cheboygan Office. Takes approx. 10-15 minutes. Appointments recommended 989-356-4507


Oct 4-5…Fort Fright at Colonial Michilimackinac – Mackinaw City. 6:30-9:30, (last admission at 8:30 both nights) Adults $10, kids 5-12 $6. Lanterns light your way through an 18th-century fort and fur trading village overrun by werewolves, witches, goblins and ghouls. Storytellers weave spooky folktales near bonfires and treats such as hot mulled cider, cookies and candy can be found throughout the site. Most stops are suitable for all ages, but a haunted house and demon walk will give thrills and chills to adults and children alike. Info: mackinacparks.com


Oct 4-27…Screams in the Dark at Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds-Traverse City. Fri/Sat 7-11pm, Sun 7-10pm. Cost $5-$15. Info: traversecity.com


Oct 5…Go With The Glo 5K at the Mackinaw City Trailhead 9pm. Participants can expect a spirited event, with music and light show, glow paint, glow flair, awesome t-shirts and a winding course through the deep, dark, woods. Kick off at the Trailhead with a rave party and awards. $25 person. Info: 231-436-5574


Oct 5…8th Annual Sleeping Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, starting and ending in Empire. Info: enduranceevolution.com


Oct 5…YMCA Art & Craft Show 9a-2p at the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA-Traverse City. Free admission. Info: traversecity.com


Oct 6…Cheboygan Eagles Pool Tournament 2pm, $5 entry fee, open to the public. Single-double elimination. Bring a dish to pass. Info: 231-627-7361


Oct 11…Drummond Island Fall on the Island Festival noon-10pm at the Drummond Island Township Hall Grounds. Golf outing, dueling pianos, food, kids activities, dance party, live entertainment and more! Info: 906-4935245


Oct 11-12…Annual Paradise Haunted Trail 7-10pm at Sawmill Creek Township Park on Whitefish Point Rd. Admission $7.  Food available on site. Info: euphauntedtrail.org


Oct 11-13…Charlevoix Apple Fest in East Park. Fri/St 10-6p, Sun 10-4p. Apples galore, farm market, arts & crafts, kids activities and more. Info: charlevoix.org


Oct 12…15th Annual Chili Cookoff 11:30-2:30 at the Charlevoix United Methodist Church. All you can eat chili, corn bread and ice cream, ony $8. Info: charlevoix.org


Oct 17… Free one-hour informational seminar on Drug & Opioid Crisis 6:30pm at Northshore Community Church-Cheboygan. Info: 231-627-3760


Oct 19…Ladies Aux. Craft Show 9a-3pm at the Atlanta Thunder Bay Eagles on M-32. Crafts, concessions and family activities. Info: 989-785-6669


Oct 19…Octoberfest 6-Mid at the Cheboygan KofC Hall. Live & silent auction, music, food and more. $50 person, benefits Bishop Baraga. Info: cheboygan.com


Oct 19…Annual German Dinner 4-7pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church-Cheboygan. Info: cheboygan.com


Oct 26…Downtown Trick or Treat – Petoskey. Begins with a parade down Howard Street to Pennsylvania Park. 10a-noon. Info: petoskeydowntown.com


Oct 29-30….ASIST Suicide Prevention Workshop 8a-4:30pm at East Jordan United Methodist Church. Free, but you must attend both full days. Learn the skills necessary to help save a life! Pre-registration required. Info: 231-675-5047


Nov 6…Invest Cheboygan County competition at the Cheboygan Opera House, doors open at 5p, event starts at 5:30pm. All entrepreneurs and new businesses two years old or less are welcome to apply. Info: cheboygan.com


Nov 7… Free one-hour informational seminar on CPR & AED 6:30pm at Northshore Community Church-Cheboygan. Info: 231-627-3760




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


TFN…Looking for a different way to graduate high school?  Inverness Academy offers flexable scheduling, vocational training, diploma and more. Info: 231-627-5613


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