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Week of October 14

 

 

Now-Nov 22… Every Thursday Free Swing Dance Lessions 5:30-7pm at the Carnegie Building-Cheboygan. Donations welcome. Info: cheboygan.com

 

Now-Oct 27…Friday & Saturdays - Ghost Farm of Kingsley & Haunted Trail 7-11pm. $15. Make your way through the haunted mansion and then into the forest where darkness has fallen. If you've managed to evade the monsters of the woods, you'll end your tour in the hysteria house where not-so-friendly carnival folk have set camp. If you have kids who might not want to be scared by monsters, guided dusk tours especially for them start at 7:00 PM. Benefits 4H and other community organizations. Info: 231-645-1447

 

Now-Oct 29…Brave Hearts Estate is collecting items for deployed troops. Personal items (books, playing cards, stamps, etc) Hygiene items (toothpaste, sunscreen, deodorant, etc) Food items (bheef jerkey, fruit snacks, nuts, soup, etc) Drop off donations at the estate 4171 Ely Rd, Pellston. If you would like to help pack, join in Oct. 29th at 6pm. Details: 231-539-7111

 

Now-Nov 28…The Indian River Jr. Bulldogs have been invited to play at Nationals in Ohio in November and are trying to raise money to help get them there. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for donations: www.gofunme.com/67vrqe8

 

Oct 15…Cheboygan Chamber of Commerce Open House 9a-5pm. Learn about member benefits, programs and events. Free. Info: cheboygan.com

 

Oct 15…”The Illusionist Destroy Illusions” Motivational speaker/comedian/illusionist Tom Coverly performs at FREE show at Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. Doors at 6:40, show at 7pm. Faith centered family friendly entertainment. Info: (231) 622-1057 

 

Oct 16……”The Illusionist Destroy Illusions” Motivational speaker/comedian/illusionist Tom Coverly performs at FREE show at Charlevoix Middle/High School. Doors at 6:40, show at 7pm. Faith centered family friendly entertainment. Info: (231) 622-1057 

 

Oct 17…Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 4-7pm at Treetops Resort. Cash bar, food local vendors. Info: gaylord.com

 

Oct 18…Soup & Casserole Supper 4-6pm at the Inverness Township Hall-Cheboygan. $10 adults, $5 kids 12 & under. Benefits the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Take outs available. Info: cheboygan.com

 

Oct 18…Operation Christmas Cards 8a-5pm at the ASI Community Center-Bellaire. $13 PER PERSON (covers cost of supplies to create your cards) You will create 10 cards total, 5 different designs! You keep one of each design and donate the rest to HugsForSoldiers.org or you can choose to donate as many as you want! Info: 810-599-3883

 

Oct 18……”The Illusionist Destroy Illusions” Motivational speaker/comedian/illusionist Tom Coverly performs at FREE show at Petoskey Middle School. Doors at 6:40, show at 7pm. Faith centered family friendly entertainment. Info: (231) 622-1057 

 

Oct 18…Stand Down for Homeless Veteran 9a-4pm at the Gaylord Bowling Center. The Stand Down provides a “hand up” to Veterans and will include the following booths: VA Home Loans, Veteran Service Officers, VA Homelessness Program, Veterans Honor Guard, Peer Support, VA Outpatient Clinic, Social Services, Social Security Claims, and Elderly Community Services.  There will also be information available on senior housing, financial services, nutrition, employment services, VA transportation, education benefits, and much more. Info: 989-306-4050

 

Oct 19…Joel Tacey’s Spooktacular Comedy Show 6-7pm at the Cheboygan Library. Free. See Silly Scientist Joel juggle eyeballs, get mixed up with Multiplying Bottles, be shocked by an Animated Frankenstein Drawing, and be illuminated by the Far-Out Flashlight with Joel Tacey’s HEADSPINNING display of Halloween hootenanny! Info: cheboygan.com

 

Oct 19, 26…Drive for your Team fundraiser. Stop by Fernelius Dealerships in Cheboygan from noon-6pm and test drive a vehicle in support of their school. $10 per test drive will be donated. Funds benefit athletic departments in Alanson, Cheboygan, Harbor Springs, Inland Lakes, Mackinaw City, Onaway, Pellston, Rogers City and Wolverine. The school with the most participation will take home an additional $500. Details: Fernelius.com

 

Oct 19-20 & 26-27…Haunted Hall at the Maple City Lions Club-Maple City. 6-10pm. $5 single, $10 family. Enjoy the spine-tingling fun! Proceeds benefit area scholarships, vision assistance and other worldly causes. Info: 231-631-7109

 

Oct 20…Crafts n’ More 9a-3p at St. Mary Parish Hall-Gaylord. Gift baskets, crafts, country kitchen, door prizes and more. Free admission. Info: gaylordchamber.com

 

Oct 20…Craft Fair 9a-3p at Trinity Lutheran Church-Traverse City. Unique items and gifts for all occasions! Enjoy lunch or snacks at our cafe, and be sure to stock up on goodies at our bake sale. There will also be a silent auction benefiting Trinity School.

 

Oct 20…NMET Halloween Fun Run Fundraiser 10a-noon at Northern Michigan Equine Therapy-Boyne City. Course features wooded trails, jogging strollers are permitted. This is a 1-mile walk and a 5k run. Water and popcorn will be provided. The horses will wear their costumes, don't forget yours! $25 pre-registration/$35 on site. Info: nmequine.org

 

Oct 20…Glen Arbor Pumpkin Fest noon-3:30p at the Glen Arbor Township Park. Open to all ages, costume parade, pie eating contest, pumpkin carving, live music, food and more! Info: visitglenarbor.com

 

Oct 20…Fiddler’s Jamoree and Old Fashioned Square Dance at the Kalkaska Commission on Aging. Doors open at 10:30am, fiddlers at 1pm, open mic at 4pm, round and square dancing starting at 5:30p. Free admission. Lunch available and dinner available. Info: 231-258-5030

 

Oct 21…Fall for Dance 5-7pm at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. $15 adults, $5 students. Performance by the Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet. Info: crookedtree.org

 

Oct 25…October Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Wine, appetizers and musical entertainment. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 day of. Info: crookedtree.org

 

Oct 25-28…Northland Players present “The Addams Family” a new musical comedy at the Cheboygan Opera House. Thurs-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. $14 adults, $9 students, matinee seniors $10. Info: 231-627-5841

 

Week of October 26

 

Oct 26…Teddy Bear Sleepover 6-7:30pm at the Boyne District Library. Sleepover storytime with craft, snack, and more! Once it is time for the sleepover part, you go home and your special stuffed friend stays here at the library. Come back Saturday morning at 9:00am to see what kind of fun your friend had at the library! Info: 231-582-7861

 

Oct 26…Halloween Fundraiser & Costume Party 6-9:30pm at Northern Lights Recreation-Harbor Springs. (Costume not required to participate). $20.00/person for 2 games of Red Pin 9 Pin No Tap, Cosmic Bowling, & Shoe Rental. Several Prizes will be given throughout the night, including Door Prizes, a Brown Bag Auction,Strike Ball and more. Proceeds support community projects. Info” 231-347-3100

 

Oct 26-28…Holiday Art Fair at the Dennos Museum Center-Traverse City. 5-8p Thurs; 10-5p Fri & Sat, 1-5p Sun. Free admission. Info: 231-995-1586

 

 

Oct 27..Fall Arts & Craft Show 9a-3p at the VFW Cherryland Post 2780-Traverse City. Info: 231-409-0269

 

Oct 27…Fall Bazaar 9a-4p at Norwich Township Hall-Moorestown. Lots of great items, cookie walk, lunch available. Proceeds benefit the food pantry. Info: 231-229-8563

 

Oct 27…Downtown Trick-or-Treat-Petoskey. 9:45 costume parade line up at Central Elementary School, walk to Pennsylvania Park, get treats at participating businesses. Info: Petoskeydowntown.com

 

Oct 27…Downtown Traverse City Halloween Walk 10-11:30am. Trick or treat at participating stores throughout the downtown area.  Info: traversecity.com

 

Oct 27…Trunk or Treat & Haunted Woods 6:30-9pm at Quality Inn & St. Ignace Big Boy parking lot. Decorate your vehicle and pass out treats. Walk starts at approx. 7:30pm. Info: saintignace.org

 

Oct 27…Trunk or Treat 5:30-7pm at Indian River United Methodist Church. Free hotdogs, chips & drink. Info: 231-238-7764

 

Oct 27…Haunted Schooner 3:30-5:30pm at the Discovery Pier-Traverse City. Meet pirates and a ghostly crew and learn more about maritime history too! Free. Info: traversecity.com

 

Oct 27…27th Annual Craft Show 9a-3p at East Middle School-Traverse City.

 

Oct 27…SpookyWeek 7p-? at Sturgeon Valley Campground. Hayrides, trick-or-treat, costumes optional, bonfire & smores. Info: 231-525-8301

 

Oct 27…Zombie Run 9a-Noon at the TART Trails-Traverse City. Admission: Adults $35; 17 & under $25; toddlers & babies free. Benefits the TART Trails. Info: tczombierun.com

 

Oct 28…Trick or Treat in Glen Arbor noon-3pm. Info: visitglenarbor.com

 

Oct 29 & 30…2 Day ASIST Workshop to learn suicide intervention skills. Must attend both days. 8a-4:30 at the United Methodist Church-East Jordan. Free, but seating is limited. Register with Lisa 231-675-5047

 

Oct 30…Business Expo & Taste of Boyne 3-7pm at Boyne Mountain Resort-Boyne Falls. $5 admission. Great food, music, networking, exhibits, mini workshops and more. Info: boynechamber.com

 

Oct 31…Trick or treating downtown Mancelona 5-7pm, Halloween Party after at the Mancelona Fire Hall Station 1. Entertainment, costume contest, prizes, refreshments. Free, but donations appreciated. Info: mancelonachamber.org

 

Oct 31…Downtown Trick or Treating 5pm – Cheboygan

 

Oct 31…Trunk-or-Treat 6-8pm at Feeny Ford-Grayling. $100 gas card for most creative trunk. Sign up at Feeny. Info: 989-348-3242

 

Oct 31…Halloween Parade & Trick or Treating – Boyne City. Parade begins at 4:30, followed by trick or treating. Info: boynechamber.com

 

Oct 31…Trunk or Treat 4-5pm – Main St-Village of Bay Harbor. Main Street will be closed to traffic. Info: bayharbor.com

 

Nov 2018

 

Nov 3…Holiday Gift Fair/Craft Show 10-3p at Bellaire High School. Info: 231-533-6023

 

Nov 3 & 4…2 Day ASIST Workshop to learn suicide intervention skills. Must attend both days. 8a-4:30 at East Jordan High School. Free, but seating is limited. Register with Lisa 231-675-5047

 

Nov 3…Murder Mystery Dinner! “Murder at the Deadwood Saloon” 6-11pm at the Jordan Valley Barn-East Jordan. $50 each/$90 couple (pair) and includes dinner & 1 drink ticket, and your very own part in this year’s mystery. There will also be a Grand Prize Raffle Drawing, wine pull, and cash bar. Funds raised from the event will be used to fund the BHSCIA Scholarship. Additional money raised will be used towards New Scoreboards for the Baseball & Softball fields at Craven Park. Info: bellairechamber.org

 

Nov 4…Cheboygan Eagles Pool Tournament, open to the public. $5 entry fee. Info: 231-627-7361

 

Nov 4…Empty Bowls 11-2pm at the Hagerty Center-Traverse City. Soup & bread, live entertainment, silent auction, handmade bowl to take home. $20 ea/$75 family of 4, kids 6 & under free. Benefits the Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan. Info: goodwillnmi.org

 

Nov 9…Holiday Art Market 3-7pm at The Children’s House-Traverse City. Info: 231-929-9325

 

Nov 9-16…Traverse City Beer Week. Info: traversecity.com/tcbw

 

Nov 10…Flapjack and Flannel Festival Noon-7pm at The Little Fleet-Traverse City. Live music, flapjacks, handcrafted cocktails, craft beers. Ticket prices vary. Info: traversecity.com

 

Nov 10…Thistle & Thread Holiday Craft Show 8a-4pm at the VFW Hall-Traverse City.

 

Nov 10…243rd Marine Corp Celebration 7-10pm at Right Brain Brewery-Traverse City. The public is invited to attend, but ask that you register online. If you pre-register, you will be able to purchase a commemorative glass at a discount. 10% of event sales will be donated to 22 2 None, which brings awareness to Veteran suicide. To register: www.facebook.com/NoMiLeatherneck

 

Nov 10…5th Annual Great Beerd Run 5K 10a Grand Traverse Resort & Spa-Traverse City. This is an untimed run with on-course beer tastings. post-race Beer Tent featuring a Best Beard Contest and featuring race grub, music and, naturally, beer. The race is open to participants 21 and over. Info: traversecity.com

 

Nov 10…AC Paw Christmas Craft Show 10-4pm at the Williamsburg Event Center-Acme. Local craft vendors, door prizes, pet photos with Santa Paws, pet microchipping clinic, bake sale and more. Info: 231-883-2596

 

Nov 13…A Night of Broadway 7-9pm at the Sonshine Barn-Gaylord. Hors d’oeuvres & Dessert Theater plus an evening of your favorite Broadway musical classics. $15 Tickets must be purchased in advance. Info: gaylordchamber.com

 

Nov 17…Polar Express PJ Party 8a-11a at the Boyne District Library. Ages 5 and up are invited to participate in this interactive Polar Express movie viewing. Crafts, games, and of course hot chocolate! Pajamas are encouraged. Please register for this event. Info: 231-582-7861

 

Nov 17…TC Christmas Winterfest Craft Show 9a-4pm at the Williamsburg Event Center. Info: traverseticker.com

 

Nov 17…Mancelona Community Craft Show

 

Nov 19…26th Annual Empty Bowls for Manna Food Project at Stafford’s Perry Hotel-Petoskey. Soup, bread and a handmade pottery bowl to take home. $30 person. Tickets at the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce and Manna Food Project. Info: 231-347-8852

 

Nov 23…38th Annual Christmas Craft Show 9a-3pm at Inland Lakes School-Indian River. 150 crafters display and sell their handmade products. Info: irchamber.com

 

Nov 23…Holiday Open House and Santa Parade 5-9pm downtown Boyne City. Santa will make his debut at the parade that begins at 6pm. Shopping, hospitality, refreshments and more. Info: boynechamber.com

 

Nov 23…Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting 3-6pm downtown Charlevoix. Craft activities for kids 3-5 at Circle of Arts; photos with Santa, cookies & hot cocoa in East Park; parade at 5:30; tree lighting at 6pm. Info: charlevoix.org

 

Nov 24…Open House & Tree Lighting 10a-7pm downtown Northport. Info: northportomenachamber.org

 

Nov 29…Holiday Swirl Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Wine, appetizers and musical entertainment, holiday gift baskets. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 day of. Info: crookedtree.org

 

Dec 1…Light Up The Night & Soup Cook Off Noon-7pm  downtown Bellaire. Free kids movie, ornament making, visit with Santa, tree lighting, live nativity. Info: bellairechamber.org

 

 

Ongoing

 

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

 

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 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 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

 

Susan Melton

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