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Cheboygan, MI 49721


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Week of May 19


Registration is open for the Indian River Chamber Golf Scramble taking place May 30th, 11am at the Indian River Golf Club. Open to the public, 4 person scramble, $75 person ($55 if member of IR Golf Club) Cash bar, prizes, dinner, 18 holes w/cart. Info:


Tickets are available for the annual Cheboygan Kiwanis $20,000 Raffle. Three early bird drawings May 20, June 10 and June 24 for $500 each. $20,000 drawing after the 4th of July parade. Limited tickets $100 each. Proceeds benefit community programs. Info: 231-625-8201


May 17-24…Petoskey Restaurant Week. Info:


May 20…Community Round Table to benefit northern Michigan young adults 5:30-7:30pm at the Jays Sporting Goods Headwaters Room-Gaylord. The Karing Home Youth Project will encompass a round table Q & A regarding the projects mission to help homeless youth. Info: 989-350-5566


May 21… Veteran Community Town Hall at 11:00 a.m., at the American Legion Post 159, 106 S. Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, MI. This is an opportunity for Veterans, their family members, Veteran Service Organizations, and other interested community partners, to provide feedback on VA operations and recommendations for VA programs. Info: 989-497-2500


May 22…Chili Cook-off for Cystic Fibrosis 5:30-7:30pm at The Back Lot – Petoskey. $10 adults, $5 child. Proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis awareness & research. Info:


May 22…Veterans Coffee Hour 9-10am at Cheboygan McDonalds. Free coffee for Veterans. Info:


May 23-Aug 29…Every Thursday it’s Music on Main from 6-8pm at the Village at Bay Harbor. Different local musicians will be showcased each week. Info:


May 24-25…White Elephant Sale 9a-noon at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church-Cheboygan. Household items, plants, books and more. Info: 231-627-5262


May 25…Elk Rapids Arts & Crafts Show 10-4p on River Street. More than 70 artisans will display, sell and demonstrate their work. Info: 231-264-8202


May 25…Northport Cars in the Park 10a-3:30p Haserot Park. Enjoy the wide variety of cars - from pre-war to modern, both stock and modified, foreign and domestic. Info:


May 25…Antrim County Petoskey Stone Festival 8:30-4p Barnes Park-Bellaire. 5K Fun Race, stone skipping contest, kids activities, stone hunt, and more! Info:


May 25…4th Annual ORV & Jeep Poker Run 10-5p at The Bluffs on Black Lake. There will be a fuel and lunch stop. Both groups will be guided. Pre Register for $25 a poker hand at The Bluffs, Brandt's Sports Center, or the COOP Floral Shop. $30 the day of. This is a fundraiser for the Cheboygan Jaycees. There will be stops along the way for chances to win additional cards. Info: 231-420-2567


May 25…Craft Show 9a-5p at the Lakes of the North Assembly room-Mancelona. Local artists and crafters displaying all hand made items, including décor, wood crafts, clothing, paintings and more. Bake sale and used books as well. Info: 989-350-2492


May 25-26…”Music in the Air” open house 10-4p at the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse-Rogers City. Enjoy live music, arts & crafts, exhibits and more. Info:


May 25-26…Native American Festival at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture-St. Ignace. Guided tours, cultural workshops, a pow wow and more. Info:


May 25-27…Memorial Weekend Pageant -  Over 400 cast members will re-create events that took place between the French, British and Indian tribes, on June 2, 1763 at Colonial Fort Michilimackinac-Mackinaw City. Free. Info:


May 26…Mancelona Memorial Day Parade 9am downtown. Info:


May 26…2nd Annual Taste of Bay Harbor to benefit the Bay Harbor Foundation. Info:


May 27…East Jordan Memorial Day Parade 10:45. Info:


May 30-June 2…64th Annual Mancelona Bass Festival. Carnival, flea market, car show, parade, entertainment and more! Info:


May 30-June 2…Aldo Leopold Festival at various locations in Les Cheneaux. Workshops, birding hikes, paddling trips and more. A celebration of conservation. Info:


June 1… 3rd Annual Indian River Spring Business Expo 9a-4p at Inland Lakes School. Free admission. Boat show, car show, RV show, and more. Info:


June 1…5th Annual Blessing of the Bikers 10-noon at the Salvation Army-Petoskey. Breakfast, silent auction, fellowship ride and more. Info: 231-347-3531


June 1…5th Annual Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival 1-6pm at Bridge Park. Michigan breweries, local food, live music! General admission $20, VIP $40. Info:


June 1…9th Annual Recycle-A-Bicycle Bike Swap 9a-2p at the Old Town Parking Garage-Traverse City. For anyone who wants to sell and/or purchase an unused or out-grown bicycle or bike accessory. Info:


June 1…33rd Annual Boat Auction & Nautical Gear Sale 9a-11a at the Maritime Heritage Alliance-Traverse City. Info:


June 1-2…Tip of the Mitt Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. 10a-10a at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds. Info: 231-445-2471


June 2…Fairy Fest 2019 noon-2:30 at the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park-Traverse City. Free. Explore the Traverse City Fairy Trails and build your own fairy house. Info:


June 3-7…Smart Commute Week


June 6 – Aug 29…Every Thursday at 7pm Concerts on the Lawn at Grand Traverse Pavilions-Traverse City. Bring a chair, blanket or picnic and enjoy free music. Info:


June 7…Summer Open House 6-9pm downtown Petoskey. Fashion show, Petoskey Steel Drum Band, drink tent and more! Info:


June 7…Leland Artscape 5-8pm downtown Leelanau. Enjoy local wine and music and mingle with local artists. Info:


June 7-16…Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. 10K Run/Walk, Taste of Mackinac, dog & pony parade, family playground with bounce houses, live music, walking tours, grand parade and more! Info:


June 8…34th Annual Leland Wine & Food Festival noon-6pm – Leland Harbor. Live music, beer/wine & food vendors, local artists. Info:


June 8…Flea Market at the Millersburg FOE 9-5p. Money benefits local children’s programs. Info: 989-733-4482


June 8-9…Michigan Free Fishing Weekend


June 13…Charlevoix Summer Open House 4-8pm downtown. Giveaways, snacks, activities, music and more. Info:


June 14 – Aug 30…Every Friday, Stroll the Streets – downtown Boyne City. Live music, artists, magicians, and more! Info:


June 14-15…39th Annual Ellsworth/Atwood Pig Roast downtown Ellsworth. Softball tournament, 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Run, family waterslide, ice cream social, live music, outdoor movie, kids actifities, horse pull, fireworks and more! Info: 231-676-0935


June 15…Cheboygan Jr. Chiefs Car Show – downtown Cheboygan. Info:


June 15-16…Wings Over Northern Michigan Air Show at the Gaylord Regional Airport. Gates open at 10am both days, airshow 1-4p both days. Advance tickets $15 adults, kids 6-17 $12, under 5 free; day of tickets $20, kids 6-17 $15. Info:


June 17-23…Up North Pride Week – Traverse City. Pride bike ride, visibility march, drag night, picnic in F & M park and more! Info:


June 20-23…38th Annual Cedar Polka Fest – downtown Cedar. Live entertainment, kids activities, dancing, parade and more! Info:


June 21-22…23rd Annual Antiques on the Bay Auto Show-St. Ignace. Original, Restored Classic & Antique vehicles on display along the downtown waterfront.  Period clothing, Entertainment and a Mackinac Bridge Rally. Info: 906-643-8707


June 23…Garden Family Jams opening of the new children’s garden 4-8pm at the Traverse City Community Garden. Live entertainment, picnic. Free for members, donation at the gate for non-members. Info:


June 23…Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair 10-5p on Union Street-Traverse City. More than 90 artists and crafters display and sell their work. Info:


June 29…Red Kettle Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Salvation Army 8a-10a. Start & finish at the Salvation Army-Cheboygan. $25 person or $20 in groups of 5 or more. Kids 10 & under free. T-shirt guaranteed if paid by June 15. Info:


June 29…Boyne Country Community Center fundraiser featuring Paula Poundstone 8-10p at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center. $45 VIP, $40 reserved seats. Info:


July 11-Aug 29…Every Thursday, free movies at the Alanson Community Park starting at dusk. Bring a chair or blanket and snacks. The movie schedule for the Alanson movies in the park are as follows: July 11: “Mary Poppins Returns”; July 18: “Wonder”; — July 25: “The Incredibles 2”; Aug. 1: “Ralph Breaks The Internet”; Aug. 8: “Wonder Park”; Aug. 15: “The Goonies”; Aug. 22: “Dumbo”;  Aug. 29: “Shazam!”. Info: 231-548-5431




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


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 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:


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.


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


Middays - Greg Fletcher
Middays - Greg Fletcher
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Greg Fletcher