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Week of March 11


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 Easling Pool Community Campaign can be made at


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


March 12-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 20 7:30-9pm, 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.


March 16…St. Patty’s Dinner 5-7pm at the Norwich Township Hall-Moorestown. Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and more. Free will offering. Proceed benefit the Wesley House Food Pantry. Info:231-229-4650


March 16…Songs & Stories performed by the Grand Traverse Academy theatre class and choir, 7pm in the GTA gym. Info: 231-995-0665


March 16-17…Disney & Desserts  at TC Central High School. Enjoy treats with your favorite Disney characters. You can come dressed as your favorite character. There will be singing, coloring, storytelling, face painting, and more. Tickets only available at the door, one hour prior to performance. $12 adults, $6 under 18, $30 family of 4. 7pm Fri/2pm Sat. Info: 231-933-3571


March 16 & 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 16…Petoskey High School presents “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” 7pm at Petoskey High School. All seats $10. Tickets on sale at the school. Info: 231-348-2160


March 16-17…Boyne City High School presents Disney’s Mary Poppins! Live musical, 7pm Fri/Sat, 2pm Sun. Info: 906-281-1853


March 16-18…Rogers City Community Theatre presents “Shrek the Musical”, 7:30pm, Sun matinee 2pm.  Adults $12, Student $6. Info:


March 16-18…Gaylord Boat Show at Ellison Place. Fri 3-8p, Sat 10-8p, Sun 10-4p. Adults $7, Kids 4-12 $2, 3 & under free. Info:


March 16-17 & 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 17…64th Annual Sportsman/St. Patrick Dinner at the Cheboygan Knights of Columbus Hall. Features prime rib, corned beef & cabbage and baked fish. $35 in advance only. Info: 231-420-8153


March 17…Fairview Area Schools & Eagle Spirit/Eagle Pride “Down on the Farm” supper & auction at the school. Doors 3:30pm, dinner by donation, silent auction 4:30, live auction 6pm. On-site child care available. Info: 231-357-5969


March 17…3rd Annual Nautical Frost 5K Run/Walk hosted by the Rogers City High School and Middle School Track Teams. Registration 10a, run 11am at the Rogers City Pavilion. Info:


March 17…12th Annual Rock n Roll Dance Party 7-midnight at the Rogers City Servicemen’s Club. $5 donation in advance. Prizes, snacks, live & silent auction, live music and more. Proceeds benefit Friends Together. Info: 989-734-4130


March 17…8th Annual Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K, 9am in Traverse City’s Warehouse District. Wear your green and stay of the post race party. $35 + $2.50 sign-up fee. Info:


March 17…Straits Area Regional Job Fair 11-2p at the Mackinaw City Recreational Center. 100’s of jobs, full & part time. Bring copies of your resume and be dressed to interview. Info: 231-627-4303


March 17…Family Expo & Mom 2 Mom Sale 9am-noon at Cadillac Senior High. Kids activities, cloting, baby tiems, family fun and more. Free. Info: 810-265-6163


March 17...Onaway Area Firemen's Ball at St. Paul's Hall. Doors at 5pm. Dinner, cash bar, music, dancing, live & silent auction, door prizes and more. Tickets $10. Info:989-351-9628


Week of March 18


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:


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:


March 19…Red Cross Blood Drive Noon-5:45 at St. Anthony’s Parish Life Center-Mackinaw City. Visit (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:


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


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:


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


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…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.


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:


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:


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.


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


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


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


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:


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


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:


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 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:


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:


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:




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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