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Now-March 31…The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society is excited to announce the opening of its newest temporary exhibit, Just the Artifacts, Ma’am, at the Harbor Springs History Museum. The exhibit, which showcases unusual and never-before-seen artifacts from the Historical Society’s collections. Hours are Friday & Saturday 11a-3pm. $5 adults/$3 children & seniors.  Info:


Now – April 8… Free arts and crafts activities for school-aged youth, every second Sat. Stop by the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts Art Center any time between 12 noon and 3 pm. No registration. Activities take about 20 minutes to complete. Parents—please plan on staying with your children. All supplies provided. Take your project home with you. Info:


Now-April 14….Every Friday, All You Can Eat Cod Fish Dinner 4-7pm (April 14 5-8) at St. Paul in Onaway. Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children 6-12 $6.50, carryout $10. 50/50 drawing. Info: 989-733-2250


March 29…Hard Hats and Hope Banquet at the Kof C Hall in Cheboygan. Doors open at 4:30, dinner 5-6:30. Tickets (only 250 sold) Adults $12 adv/$15 door, kids under 12 $6. Polish Dinner with all the trimmings. Silent auction, 50/50, bucket drawing. Benefits Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity. Info: 231-597-4663


March 30…Soup & Casserole Supper 4-6pm at the Inverness Township Hall-Cheboygan. Homemade soups/casseroles, desserts and refreshments. $8 person. Benefits the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Info: 231-238-8221


April 1-9… First Annual Mackinac Meltdown Celebration! This celebration includes several coinciding events the same week with Michigan Spring Break including: 1st Annual Mackinaw Spring Meltdown Gala, 1st Annual Taste of Mackinac, Meltdown at Old Mackinaw Point Lighthouse, 1st Annual Mackinac International Bridal Expo, 1st Annual Spring Break Splash at Pirate's Bay Waterpark, and the 1st Annual Midwest Roller Derby Tournament. Ferry Service to Mackinac Island also begins in line with this celebratory event! Info:


April 1…Bowling Down Main Street noon-1pm Harbor Springs. Annual April Fools Day tradition. Bring the kids down to Main Street. Free. Info:


April 1…Benefit for Jolie Hile 6-10pm at the Cheboygan Eagles Hall. Entertainment, food, raffle, auction, music and more. By donation. Proceeds with help with medical expenses and continued cancer treatments.  Info:


April 1…Old Town Playhouse Young Company presents “Disney’s Aladdin Kids”, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. 2pm & 7pm at the OTP-Traverse City. Adults $15, 17 & under $6. Info:


April 1-2…Schuss Mountain Snow Challenge –Bellaire. Side-by-side uphill racing. Modified trucks, jeeps and more! A portion of the proceeds benefit Michigan’s Disabled American Veterans. Info:


April 3…Smiles on Wheels Free oral health screening for those 65 & older at the Cheboygan Commission on Aging. Info: 517-740-7422


April 7… Friday Night Jukebox 7-9pm at the Cheboygan Area Public Library. All acoustical instrument players are invited to come play, public is invited to come enjoy and support local music. Free, donations welcome. Info:


April 7…Cheboygan High School Class of 2017 presents “Steel Rock Volleyball” starting at 6pm in the high school gym. There will be a guys volleyball tournament and hot dog eating contest. Admission $3. Proceeds help with this year’s senior lock-in. Info: 231-627-7191


April 7-8…2017 Home Show  & Spring Gun Show at Little Bear East Arena-St. Ignace. Fri 4-8p, Sat 10-5p. Free Admission. Exhibitors include home & garden, automotive & recreational vehicles, sporting goods and much more. Info:


April 7-8…Murder at the Murder Mystery Dinner 6-9pm at Great Lakes Grill-Cheboygan. $25 ticket includes your choice of one of three entrees, dessert & beverage. Performed over dinner, your group becomes directly involved in solving the mystery. Proceeds benefit the Rivertown Follies. Info: 231-627-8161 ask for Shari


April 7-9…Mackinaw Rapor Fest. Come see hawks, owls, and waterbirds as they are studied by biologists. Along with outdoor birding, enjoy indoor programs on Saturday. Hear keynote speaker Mark Martell talk about Golden Eagles of the Eastern U.S. Plenary sessions feature Josh Haas with the debut of a film about raptor identification and Rebecca Lessard bringing live raptors. Mackinaw City. 231-627-4830.


April 8…3rd Annual 5K Color Tour 9:30-noon at the Pavilion-Gaylord. Benefits the Otsego County United Way T.A.C.K.L.E. Cancer Fund. This is a fun run/walk where you will get showered in eco-friendly, safe color based corn starch for children and adults. At each color station you will fight cancer one color at a time! Same day registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Info:


April 8…2nd Annual Spring Fairytale Ball 1-2:30 and 3:30-5pm at the Grand Traverse Circuit “Community Cultural Arts, Wellness & Education” Center – W 14th Street-Traverse City. Come dressed in your favorite Princess dress and join us for sweet treats, dancing, photo booth, face painting, crafts, and best of all ELSA, ANNA, CINDERELLA, ARIEL and BELLE! $20 admission. Info:


April 8…Paint the Town Red 6-10 at Boyne Mt. Resort. Proceeds will provide funding for programs and activities in the Arts, Athletics, and Academics for the students of Boyne City Public Schools. Tickets $60. Paint the Town Red starts with appetizer stations and cash bar, silent and live auctions from 6 to 8:30 p.m. From 8 p.m. to midnight, you can dance to live music. Info:


April 8…3rd Annual Tea for Teri at the Inverness Township hall. Raffles, baked goods, gift baskets. Funds support Inflammatory Breast Cancer research.


April 8…2nd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt 10:30am. Organized by age group, and features several thousand plastic eggs, filled with wrapped candy. Also enjoy a craft tent, donuts, and hot chocolate - all for free. First Congregational Church, TC. Info:


April 8…Yuba School Mother/Daughter Luncheon noon-2:30pm at the Williamsburg Dinner Theatre. Entertainment will be provided, a silent auction and lunch, catered by Kelly's, will also be available.  100% of proceeds will go to restoration of Yuba School. $20 adults/ $10 10 & under. Info: 231-264-8038


April 9th … April program from 1 PM to 2 PM which is entitled:"A Murder in Eastport: An 1870 Family Story of Racial Profiling" By Norton BretzWill be held at the McGuire Room at TADL on Woodmere. This talk will examine a fascinating 1870 murder that echoes issues our country still deals with today. For additional information 231-995-0313.


April 11…St. Ignace Job Fair 2-4pm at Little Bear East Arena. Dress for success, bring a resume and come prepared to interview. Info: 906-643-8717


April 11…Friends for Life of Otsego County “Yappy Hour” at Treetops Resort-Gaylord. Delicious food, dessert table, wine, cash bar and SILENT AUCTION. Tickets $30. Funds help spay/neuter program in Otsego County. Info: (989) 350-9907


April 12…Aqua Egg Hunt at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. 6-7p and 7-8p. Pre-registration is required. $5 per swimmer. Swim & dive for eggs, then trade them in for a goody bag. Popcorn & refreshments included. Limited to 50 swimmers per wave. Info: 231-547-0982


April 14…Euchre Tournament to benefit Relay for Life of Antrim & Charlevoix Counties. 7pm at Friggy’s Sobo Pub-Boyne City. $10 entry, cash prizes. Info: 231-675-2492


April 15…Big Little Hero Race 9a-1p at NMC-Traverse City. This is a superhero themed race! Come wearing your favorite superhero costume. The fun run is free, and there are prizes for all children who participate. After the event join us on NMC's Main Campus for the awards ceremony, prizes and fun events for kids of all ages with face painting, balloon animals and more! All proceeds from this event will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan. Admission $35 adults, $25 students. Info:


April 15…Easter Egg Hunt 2pm at East Park-Charlevoix. The event is free for children up to 10 years old. Age groups are 2 years old and under, 3-4 years, 5-6 years and 7-10 years. Bring your own basket. Other activities-face painting, hot cocoa, cookies, a visit from the Easter Bunny! Info:


April 15…Easter Egg Hunt – Pond Hill Farm, Harbor Springs. Two hunts, 11a & 3p. Search for hidden candy & toy filled eggs on the vineyard hill! Find one of the 20 golden eggs to win special PRIZES!! No bunny this year...always seems to freak out the little ones. Please bring your own basket or bag to gather. 10 egg max per child please. Free marshmallow roasting over the campfire. Lunch, snacks, drinks, wine & beer available. Info:


April 15…Cheboygan Jaycees Easter Carnival noon-3pm at Cheboygan High School. Carnival games, Easter Bunny photos, Easter Egg Scramble, and more! Admission $1 per child. Info:


April 15…Easter Egg Hunt at Mineral Springs Park-Frankfort. Easter Bunny on site starting at 9:30am, hunt begins at 10am sharp. Bring your own basket or bag. Info:


April 15…Easter Egg Hunt-Palmer Park, Mancelona


April 15…Easter Fun and Games 10-11am at East Jordan High School. Games, drawings and lots of candy! Info:


April 15…Easter Egg Hunt – 1-2pm at Memorial Park-Benzonia. Children up to age 12 are invited to participate. Info:


April 15…Dodgeball Benefit at Frankfort High School. 6 player teams, pizza & baked goods available. Registration at 4p, play starts at 5p. Pre-registration $45 before april 15, day of $50. Benefits Benzie Kids.  Info: email


April 17…Rivertown Follies “Meet the Director” Night 7pm at the Cheboygan Opera House. Find out about this year’s show, audition/dance/sing and have fun! Info: 231-420-3532


April 17…Harbor Springs Summer Job Fair 11:30-12:30 at Harbor Springs High School.


April 19……All You Can Eat Buffet 4-7p at the Pancake Chef-Mackinaw City. Adults $10, child $5. Proceeds benefit the Mackinaw Memorial Parade. Info:


April 19…Enhanced Business After Hours 5-7p at East Park Tavern-Charlevoix. Island and summer BBQ foods, Cash bar with a special "island drink", Contests, Multiple Door Prizes, Live music and more! $5 members, $10 non members. Info:



April 20… April Swirl 5:30-7pm at the Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Mingle in the galleries while enjoying live music, wine & beer sampling and appetizers from area restaurants. Tickets $15 adv/$20 day of. Info:


April 22…Benzie County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo & Job Fair at Benzie Central High School. Job fair 11a-12:45; Expo 1-5p. Free admission. Info: 231-882-5801


April 22…Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser 4:30-8pm at MI Patio Bar & Grille-St. Ignace. Spaghetti, salad, roll, coffe/pop $20 adulst, $10 14 & under. Raffle prizes, door prizes, 50/50 drawing. Supports Straits Area Sportsmens Club Walleye stocking in Brevort Lake. Info:


April 22…Free Children’s Health Fair 10a-2p at Petoskey Middle School. Exhibitors provide age appropriate activities for children and parents/grandparents/care providers can find lots of information and education. The event includes a low-cost lunch, prize drawings and goodies of all kinds. Info: 231-487-4762


April 22…Otsego Area 17th Annual Family Fun Fair 10-2p at Gaylord Middle School. Focus on children birth to 8 years, but older siblings welcome. Lots of activities. Learn, explore, have fun. Free. Info: 231-238-9394 ext. 216


April 22…Earth Week Expo 11:30-3pm at Cheboygan High School. Displays, presentations, workshops and more. Info:


April 26-30…81st National Trout Festival-Kalkaska. Carnival, flea market, parades, live entertainment, horse pull, craft show, bump & run derby, fireworks and more! Info:


April 28-29…East Jordan Rotary Variety Show at the East Jordan Community Auditorium. 7pm April 28, 9pm April 29. Info:


April 28-May 20…Old Town Playhouse presents “Spamalot”. Adults $28, under 18 $15. 7:30pm Thurs-Sat, 2pm Sunday April 30 & May 7 & 14. Lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film, MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, this resplendently silly musical tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest. Info:


April 28-29…Northern Michigan Home & Outdoor Show at the Otsego County Sportsplex. Fri 3-7p, Sat 9a-5p. $5 adults, $3 kids. Info:


April 29…Annual Celebration for Young Children 11-2p  downtown Traverse City. Various retailers and locations offer craft projects, educational opportunities and activities throughout the day. Info:


April 30…TC Chocolate Festival – two seatings: 11:30-2p and 2:30-5p at the City Opera House-Traverse City. Everything chocolate, life music, door prizes. Adults $15.50, 12 & under $8.50. Proceeds benefit the Northwest Food Coalition. Info: 231-421-5562


May 5…Downtown Traverse City Art Walk 5pm. Enjoy an evening of art, refreshments, food and music on a self guided tour throughout Downtown Traverse City. Walking maps are available at each participating location and the Downtown Traverse City office. Info:


May 6…Traverse City March for Babies 8a-noon at the Civic Center. Take a 3 mile stroll while raising money for the March of Dimes. Opening ceremony breakfast, pizza party lunch, music, mom2mom sale and family friendly activities. Info: 2231-735-4243


May 7…Cheboygan County Humane Society Spring Fling 5-11pm at the Eagles Club. Silent auction, dinner, entertainment, and more. $15 person. Info:


May 11…”A Night of Stars” Annual Bellaire Chamber Dinner & Auction 5:30-9p at Shanty Creek-Bellaire. Fully catered dinner, cash bar, live & silent auctions, raffles and more. Tickets $39. Proceeds benefit scholarship program and chamber events. Info:


May 13…Lids for Kids Bike Helmet Giveaway and Bike Safety Event 10a-noon at F & M Park-Traverse City. Lids for Kids emphasizes the importance of bike-riding safety and gives children the one tool they need to prevent brain injury: a properly fitted helmet. Volunteers are on hand to custom-fit every helmet and 500 free helmets will be given away to participating youth. They can also meet local law enforcement officers and firefighters, tour a fire engine, and test balance bikes (younger children) or try the challenge of the Norte bike obstacle course. Info: 


May 20-22…28th Annual Zoo-De-Mackinac. Harbor Springs & Mackinaw City.


May 26…1st Annual Indian River Spring Fling 3-9pm at the Indian River Eagles Club. Craft beer, wine tasting, BBQ, Northern Rods & Rides Car Show, entertainment and more! Info:

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.


One in eight women will be affected by Breast Cancer this year. For women ages forty to sixty-four that need help getting routine cancer screenings, District Health Department #10 may be able to help. To see if you qualify, contact your local DHD#10 office or visit Don’t forget to find District Health Department #10 on Facebook, too.”


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


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


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


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


Ongoing First and Third Monday… "Good Grief" Support Group, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Straits Evangelical Free Church, 324 First Street. The group will be ongoing with no fees and is open to the community. Support group for life changes such as death of friend or loved one, divorce or separation, job loss, or other traumatizing life events. Info:



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