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Week of May 20


May 23…Veterans Coffee Hour 9-10a at Cheboygan McDonalds. Open to all Veterans, enjoy coffee, donuts and fellowship. Info: 231-627-2251


May 23…Facts about Human Trafficking in Northern Michigan 7pm at the Tuscarora Township Hall- Indian River.


May 24-Aug 30…Music on Main 6-8pm every Thursday at the Village at Bay Harbor. Different musicians every week. Free. Info:


May 24…The Alpena Chamber of Commerce presents a workshop on becoming a more successful Restaurant/Brewery 9a-11:30a at  Alpena Community College. $20 for chamber members, $25 non-members. Registration required. 989-354-4181


May 24…Roscommon County Veterans Affairs is sponsoring the play “Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue” 7pm at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse. Free. Recommened for 16+. Info: 989-820-5257


May 24-27…Cheboygan Hospital Guild “Hospise House Yard Sale” 10-4p. 13300 US 23, 12 miles East of Cheboygan. Benefits Hospice House. Info: 231-627-1200


May 25-27…Bull-rageous & Barrel-rama Rodeo at the Chippewa County Fairgrounds-Kinross. Barrel racing, bull fighting, muttin bustin, bull riding and more. Fri/Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm. Benefits Carrols Corral Cancer Foundation. Info: 906-440-0829


May 25 through the end of summer…Free fireworks display at dusk – Mackinac Bay Beach, Mackinaw City. Info:


May 26…Motorcycle Poker Run/fundraiser to benefit Brave Hearts Estate-Pellston. Registration 10am, run starts at Noon. $10 person. Includes guest speakers, live music, bon fire. Info: 231-539-7111


May 26…Bayshore Marathon – Traverse City


May 26…Memorial Day Parade & Fireworks-Mackinaw City. Parade begins at 1p, fireworks at dusk. Info:


May 26…Summer Star Party at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore-Empire. 9-11p.  Park rangers and members of the Grand Travere Astronomical Society will be on hand to help you unravel some of the mysteries of the night sky. Visitors are encouraged to bring a red filtered flashlight, binoculars, beach chairs, blankets and bug spray. The event will be cancelled for inclement weather or if the stars are not visible due to cloud cover. Call 231-326-4700 for updates. National park pass required. Info:


May 26…Anything Goes Swapmeet & Yard Sale 9a-4pm at the East Jordan Sno-mobiler’s Clubhouse. Bring out your snowmobiles, parts, gear and anything you want to sell, swap, or trade. Bring your tractor or any motorized vehicles, parts and gear. Bring out anything you want to sell, clothing and household goods. We are looking for vendors who would like to set up for the day. Spots will be $10 for members and $20 for non members. We also allow camping on the property if you would like to come set up on Friday. Contact Connie Prevo Massey @ 231-536-2944 or Kelly Kava @ 231-313-9868


May 26…13th Annual Antrim County Petoskey Stone Festival 9a-4pm Barnes Park-Eastport. 5K fun race, stone skipping contest, stone hunt, and more. Info:


May 26-27…40 Mile Point Lighthouse Arts & Craft Show-Rogers City. Artists, musicians, craftspeople 10a-4p each day. Also Open House with


May 26-28…56th Annual Memorial Weekend Pageant at Colonial Michilimackinac-Mackinaw City. Over 400 cast members will re-create events that took place between the French, British and Indian tribes, on June 2, 1763.  Free. Info:

May 26-27…Native American Festival at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture-St. Ignace. Workshops, ceremonies, traditional entertainment, demonstrations, food, music and more. Free. Info:

Week of May 27


May 27…Taste of Bay Harbor noon-3pm on the Bay Harbor Village Marina Lawn. Featuring specialties from area restaurants, wine pairings, music. Tickets $25. Proceeds to assist Veterans in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties. Info:


May 28…Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk 8-10a Zorn Park-Harbor Spings. Proceeds benefit the Harbor Springs Area Food Pantry. Suggested donation $10. Info:


May 28…Memorial Day Parade 9am – Mancelona. There will be a short service at the memorial in front of Mancelona Township Library.  The parade continues to the Township's Fairview Cemetery located across from Mancelona Hardware, on the Cedar River Road side.  After a short service there, the parade will then proceed to St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery on West Limits Road near Downey Street.  A short service at the Catholic cemetery and parade concludes. Info:


May 28…Memorial Day Parade 10a begins at Mitchelll Street Market, ends at Pennsylvania Park. After there will be a memorial service that includes a speech from Congressman Bergman, wreath placement, music, a salute, and taps.  A luncheon follows at the American Legion Hall where the Congressman will also be on hand. Info:


May 28…Memorial Day Parade 10am downtown Gaylord. Info:


May 30…Camp Comfort Food 5-7pm at the Cheboygan K of C Hall. Enjoy stew, chili, bread, hot dogs, applesauce, desserts. By donation. Benefits summer scouting programs. Info:


May 31…May Swirl 5:30-7pm at the Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Appetizers, wine, live music. Adv $15, day of $20. Info: 231-347-4337


May 31, June 7 & 21…Free & Fun Roller Thursday’s 5-6:45p at Little Bear East Arena-St Ignace. Pizza, pop, skating are all free. You can use the rink’s skates or bring your own. Info:906-430-7968


May 31-June 3…63rd Mancelona Bass Festival. Carnival, flea market, crafts vendors, entertainment, 2 parades and more! Info:


June 2018


June 1…Downtown Petoskey Summer Open House 5:30-9pm. Drink tent, live entertainment, fashion show, activities and more. Info:


June 1…First Friday in Harbor Springs 5-8pm. Enjoy live music, shopping & dining. Info: 231-881-1022


June 1-2…Kiwanis Park Playground Build-Cheboygan. Fri 8a-noon and 1-5, Sat 8a-noon and 1-5p. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. Info: 231-627-8201


June 2…Indian River Spring Fling – downtown. Car show, boat show, live entertainment, craft beer, wine, food and more. Info:


June 2…8th Annual Dirty Dog Dash 11am Boyne Mt. Resort-Boyne Falls. Participants will climb obstacles, run through mud, and slip and slide down the slopes of Boyne Mountain before crossing the finish line. Post party with live music. Proceeds donated to charity. Info:


June 2…Annual Kirtland Warbler’s Festival-CRAF Center, Roscommon. Filled with vendors, family activities, and guest speakers on Warblers and all wild birds, the event also features the renowned Warbler Tours. Info: 989-448-2293


June 2…Northern Michigan Brain Warriors !st 5K Run/Walk in support of the Brain Injury Network of Northern Michigan. Check-in beginning 8:30am, at Bayfront Park West-Petoskey. Open to all runners, walkers, strollers, wheelchairs and leashed pets who would like to join us in raising awareness of the impact of brain injuries, as well as raising hope for the possibility of recovery. Registration: Adults (14 & over) $25.00 Brain Injury Survivors $15.00 Children (13 & under) FREE. Paid registrations received by May 16th will receive a t-shirt for participation. For more information, or to receive a registration form, please call Therapy Solutions at 231-487-0080.


June 2...Blessing of Buggies and Bikes Poker Fun Run. 9a registration at Hucks Pub & Grill-Rudyard. $10 person. 50/50, raffles, silent auction, music. Info: 906-440-0829


June 2…National Trails Day Celebration 9a-2pm at the North Country Trail-Kalakska. The shorter hike will be 2.5 miles, and the longer hike will be 6.5 miles.  A bus will be available to take hikers from the Kalkaska County Civic Center Pavilion to the starting location of each hike.  The long hike departs at 9:00 a.m., and the short hike departs at 10:00 a.m.  Immediately following the hike, at approximately 12:00 p.m., there will be a brief presentation, marking the North Country Trail, followed by a free picnic hosted by TransCanada. Info: 231-258-9191


June 2…Kingsley  Adams Fly Festical noon-8pm at the Kingsley Branch of the Traverse Area District Library & Brownson Park.  enjoy fly tying and casting demonstrations, Au Sable river boats, rods, reels and flies, videos and displays of fly fishing items, live and silent auction, food trucks, local music and tours of the Historic Mayfield Pond. $20 admission to beer and wine tent (open 2 PM till 8 PM) includes a commemorative glass and two drink tickets.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Kingsley Friends of the Library. Info:


June 2…Free Boater Safety Class 8:30-4pm at the Cheboygan County Commissioner’s Room for 12yrs and older. Lunch is provided. Pre-registration required. Info: 231-627-8883


June 2…Taste of Atlanta 5-8pm at the VFW in Atlanta. $5 admission, $1 taste tickets. Sample food from local restaurants and bakeries, proceeds benefit the 4th of July fireworks. Info: 989-784-4766


June 2-3…Top of the Mitt Relay for Life 10a to 10a at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds. Supports the American Cancer Society. Includes a silent auction from noon-4pm, games, music, luminaria ceremony at 9pm and more Info: 231-445-2471


June 3…Fairy Fest 2018 1-4pm at the Historic Barns Park-Traverse City. A FREE afternoon of family fun. Enjoy live music, story-time, fun crafts, and discover lots of new, whimsical fairy houses built by local fairy artists and enthusiasts – and build one of your own! Info:


June 4-8…Smart Commute Week! Bike, walk, carpool or take the bus!


June 7 – Aug 30…Concerts on the Lawn – Thursdays at 7pm at Grand Traverse Pavilions-Traverse City. Bring a chair, or blanket. Food, Ice cream & beverages available from 5:30-7:30p, or bring your own. Info:


June 8…Gold Mine North Resale Shop summer open house 5-8pm. Free hot dogs, beverages and chips, plus instore specials and door prizes. Supports the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan. Info: 231-347-0067


June 8-9…Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet will present “Sleeping Beauty” at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. 7pm Friday, 1pm and 7pm Saturday. Adults $10, students $5, reserved $25. Info: 231-347-4337


June 8-Sept 7…Stroll The Streets 6-9pm downtown Boyne City. Music, entertainment, kids activities, and more. Info:


June 9…Drive 4 UR School event 10-2pm at the Cheboygan Ice Pavilion. For every test drive completed, Ford Motor Company, will donate $20. For a second test drive of the Ford EcoSport FMC will donate 10 more dollars. You must be 18 or older to test drive with a valid driver's license. Proceeds benefit the Cheboygan Chiefs. Info: 231-627-5673


June 9…Leland Wine & Food Festival noon-6p Leland Harbor. Local wines and brews, food, live music and more. $15 advance/$25 day of. Info: 231-833-1133


June 9… Free Boater Safety Class 8:30-4pm at the FOE-Cheboygan for 12yrs and older. Lunch is provided. Pre-registration required. Info: 231-627-8883


June 9…Kid’s Fishing Day 10a-2pm at Castle Rock Fishing Ponds-St. Ignace. Kids and adults alike can try their hand at fishing at the Castle Rock Ponds from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Kids 16 & under will receive prizes for participating. Hot dogs and other refreshments will be provided. Free. Info:


June 9…Flea Market/garage sale/bake sale/craft sale 9a-5pm at the Millersburg Eagles. Info: 989-733-4152


June 8-17…Lilac Festival-Mackinac Island. Festivities include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and Court, Lilac Festival 10K, horse drawn carriage tours, numerous concerts, wine tastings, “A Taste of Mackinac” Culinary Event, Mackinac Island Dog and Pony Show, the Lilac Festival Grand Parade (June 17) and so much more. Info:


June 9 & 10…Free fishing weekend in Michigan!


June 9-10…Big Mac Shoreline Spring Scenic Bike Tour. Choose a 25, 50, 70 or 85 mile option. Info: 231-436-5574


June 11…Back to the Bricks Car Show 5-9pm downtown St. Igance. Come check out the vehicles and enjoy music provided by a local DJ, and hand around for the auction for a photo of the Mackinac Bridge crossing! Info:


June 14…Charlevoix Summer Open House 4-8pm downtown. Great deals, prize drawings, refreshments, musicians and more. Info:


June 14…Yappy Hour 4:30-6:30pm at Pier 33-Cheboygan. Tickets $30. Door prizes, appetizers and free engraved wine glass. Proceeds benefit the Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network. Seating is limited. Info: 231-238-7297


June 15-16…Hot Cars & Cool Crafts, downtown Cheboygan. Fri 2-8pm, Sat 10-4p. Info:


June 15-16…38th Annual Pig Roast in Ellsworth. Pig roast, parade, kids games, horse pull, water slide, ice cream social, outdoor movie, benefit concert, fireworks and more. Info: 231-588-6118


June 16…Antrim County Snowmobile Clue 20th Annual Golf Scramble 9a-4p at Deer Run Golf Club-Lakes of the North. $65 per golfer. Team awards, skins game, raffles, door prizes and more. Proceeds benefit Kids Special Olympics, Wertz Warriors, Local Food Pantries and local charities. Includes 18 holes of golf, cart, BBQ Lunch & golf balls. Info: 810-392-3169


June 16…Cherrypalooza 4-10pm at Cherry Republic Brewing Company-Glen Arbor. Unique cherry beers, traditional craft brews, wine, cider, street food, entertainment and dancing. Proceeds benefit the Leelanau Conservancy’s Palmer Woods Trail Expansion. Info:


June 16…Taste of the North 11-2pm at the Little Traverse History Museum-Petoskey. Culinary delights, entertainment and activities for the entire family. Petting zoo, family games, silent auction. $2 per taste. Info:


June 16…Collars for a Cause 10-1p at Dave Kring Chevrolet Cadillac in Petoskey. Find a new furry friend from the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society and Dave Kring will pay $50 toward the adoption Fee. Refreshments, prizes and more! Info:


June 16-17…Wings Over Northern Michigan – Gaylord Regional Airport. Features both civilian and military aircraft acrobatics and combat demonstrations that draw the eye skyward for almost three full hours.  Gates open at 9am. Weekend pass: $20 adults/ Kids 6-12 $18, kids under 5 free. Daily gate pass $12 adults/$10 Kids 6-12. Under 5 free. Info:


June 20-Aug 17…Concerts in the Park noon-1pm every Wednesday and Friday in Pennsylvania Park-Petoskey. Bring your lunch and enjoy free music. . In case of rain, concerts will be moved to the Crooked Tree Arts Center's Ross Stoakes Theater. Info: visitpetoskeymichigan.come


June 20-Aug 8…Evenings at the Gazebo concert series, 6:30pm Old City Park-Boyne City. Free music, bring lawn chair or blanket. Info: (no concert July 4th)


June 21-24…36th Annual Cedar Polka Fest. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment, games, a parade, tribute to vets, children's activities, plenty of dancing and good-old Polish food and fun! Thursday: 5 PM - 11 PM; Friday: 5 PM - Midnight; Saturday: 2 PM - Midnight; Sunday: 1 - 4 PM. Info:


June 22-23…22nd Annual Antiques on the Bay Car Show-St. Ignace Public Marina. Featuring original and restored classic and antique vehicles on display along the downtown waterfront.  Mackinac Bridge Rally line up at 4:30 at welcome center in Mackinaw City, reception 6-8p at the marina-St. Ignace. Sat 9a-4p cars on display. Info:


June 23-24…20th Annual Summer Art Show-East Park, Charlevoix. Features a mix of fine art and fine crafts. Sat 10-5p, Sun 10-3p. Info:


June 22-24…Lumberjack Festival-Wolverine. Live music, parade, chicken dinner, duck race, horseshoe tournament, games, arts & crafts and more. Info:


June 24…Vintage Antique Show 11-3p at Alden Depot. Info:


June 24…Cheboygan VFW Post 3623 Veteran’s Golf Scramble at the Cheboygan Golf & Country Club. 2pm shotgun start, 4 person scramble. Door prizes & food. $45 entry. Info: 231-627-4264


June 26-30…East Jordan Freedom Festival. Food, music, carnival, outdoor movie, kids games, parade, petting zoo, fireworks and more! Info:


June 28-July 1…Waterways Festival-Cheboygan.


June 29-July 1…We Are Patriot Veteran Benefit at Many Rivers Church-Kalakska. Fri: Family fun night 5-7p, hot dogs, root beer floats, bounce house and more. Sat: 11-1:30 free BBQ, prizes, bounce house, motorcycle ride and more. Sun: 9am free pancake breakfast. Info: 231-384-0177


June 30…5th Annual “Stars, Stripes, and Splatter” 5K Run to benefit Habitat For Humanity Grand Traverse Region. Begins at 10am at Grand Traverse Resort – Traverse City. Racers are encouraged to wear patriotic clothing or to collect red, white, and blue splatters on their T-shirt provided with race registration. A prize will be awarded for the Best Dressed Runner as well as the Fastest Male and Female Runners.The entry fee is $30 now through May 31, $35 from June 1 to June 30, and $40 on the day of the race if space remains. Registration for children 12 and under is free with adult entry. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult and must preregister. Race registration is open through Thursday, June 29, at 10:00 p.m. Info:


June 30…22 2 None Fundraiser-Canvas & Sip 5:30-9pm at the Gaylord Bowling Center. $50. "Paint, Sip and Smile is a painting session where you follow step by step instructions in a relaxing atmosphere. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! All supplies are provided and you leave with a one of a kind painting! Sign Up:



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


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.


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:


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 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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