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Cheboygan, MI 49721


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Week of April 22

Now – May 22…Line Dancing Wednesday Nights 5:30-7:30pm at Flat Cap Ventures – Traverse City (except April 17, will be at GTI) All skill levels welcome. Bring water and danceable shoes. $10. Info: 231-649-9921


Now-Mackinac Straits Health Foundation is having its Annual Geranium Sale. Orders are now being taken thru May 10th for beautiful red, pink and white geraniums. Cost is $8 each. Flowers can be picked up at the St. Ignace Greenhouse on May 31st. Proceeds help the Evergreen Activities Fund. Place orders by calling, (906) 328-0006.


April 22…Free Community Dinner Monday 5-6:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Elk Rapids. Everyone welcome. Info:


April 23…Earth Day Celebration noon-2:30p at Challenge Mountain-Boyne Falls. Scavenger hunt, indoor & outdoor nature activities, food & drinks. Info: 231-535-2141


April 24…Birds of the Thunder Bay Lecture Series 7pm Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center-Alpena. Info:


April 24-28…National Trout Festival – Kalkaska. Parades, carnival, car show, flea market, music and more. Info:


April 25…Business Expo & Taste of the Straits 3-8p at the Cheboygan Ice Rink Pavilion. Info:


April 25…Spay-ghetti & No Balls Dinner 5-8p at the Grayling Eagles Club. Cash bar, bucket raffle. Adults $12, kids 10 & under $8, family of 4 $35. Carry-out available. Proceeds benefit low-cost spay/neuter clinic. Info:


April 25-28…Rivertown Follies present “The Fabulous Fifties Follies!” at the Cheboygan Opera House. Thurs-Sat 7:30p, Sun 2p. Proceeds benefit the Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity. Info: 231-445-0238


April 26…Arbor Day Celebration 10-noon at Veterans Park Pavilion – Boyne City. Tree giveaway, master gardener onsite, tree planting event, environmental organizations on site. Info:


April 26-27…Annual Spring Rummage Sale at Zion Lutheran Church – Petoskey. Clothing, furniture, gadgets, and more. 8:30-5p Fri, 8:30-noon Sat. Info:


April 27…Prom Through The Ages Fundraiser at A-GA-MING Golf Resort-Elk Rapids. Silent & live auction, dinner, dancing. Benefits Elk Rapids Public Schools. Doors at 5:30. Info:


April 27…Princess & Me Dress Up Tea 11am at the Kalkaska Church of Christ. $12. Photo opportunities, story time & lunch. Benefits the Miss Kalkaska Scholarship program. Info:


April 28…Morel Mushroom Picking Seminar with Anthony Williams – National Morel Hunting Champion! Free. 2-3p at the Traverse Area District Library-Traverse City. Info: 231-932-8500


April 28…10th Annual Wine for Whiskers Live & Silent Auction Event at Timber Ridge Resort – Traverse City. Doors at 12:30. $25 person, each guest brings a bottle of wine or gift package for the auctions. Info:


April 28…Strike Out Cancer Benefit Bowling Tournament at Spare Time Lanes – Cheboygan. Benefits Brian Brandau. Registration at 11am. Bucket raffle, auction, 9 pin no tap. $25 person. Spaghetti dinner by donation 2-6p. Info: 231-818-2280


April 28…Autism Acceptance Walk 10 at Veterans Memorial Park – Boyne City. $10. Registration at 9am.  A chance to show support for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Info:


May 1…Blood Drive noon-5:45p at the Tuscarora Twp Hall – Indian River. Register at 866-642-5663


May 3-4…East Jordan Rotary Variety Show ’24 at East Jordan High School. Doors at 6p, show 7p. $10 in person, $15 online. Info:


May 3-4…Friends of the St. Ignace Public Library book sale. Mix or match…movies, music, books - $4 a bag! Info; 906-643-8318


May 4…Derby Party 5-9p at Lavender Hill Farm – Boyne City. Live music, food, cocktails, photos, live & silent auction and more. $100 per seat. Benefits Northern Michigan Equine Therapy. Info: 231-881-5590


May 4…Blissfest Community Dance 7:30-10pm at the Littlefield-Alanson Community Building-Alanson. Featuring contras, squares, circles & more. Music by Harbor Hoedown, calling by Larry Dyer. All dances taught. No need to come with a partner. Potluck at 6:30pm. Bring a dish to pass & your tableware. $10 person, $5 student, 12 & under free. Info:


May 4…Pig Roast & Craft Show 10-3p at the Kalkaska Baptist Church. Petting zoo, face painting, bounce house, raffles. Food $10 donation per person. Info: 989-255-7206


May 4…Mental Health & Wellness Fair 10-2 at the Unitarian Church – Traverse City. Find resources with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Info: email


May 10-11..Traverse City Trail Running Festival at Timber Ridge Resort. Begins with a two-person 10K relay and 5K on Friday evening, with the 10K, 25K, 50K, 75K and 100K individual races and 100K relay getting underway on Saturday morning. Info: 231-941-4300


May 10-12…Jeep the Mac – St. Ignace. Info:


May 11…Turkey Dinner Fundraiser 4-7p at St. John Lutheran Church-Cheboygan. Free will donation. Take out available. Info: 231-627-5149


May 11…Annual Father Fred Foundation Garage Sale 9a-3p – Traverse City. Volunteers needed. Email:


May 11…Boater Safety Class 9a-4p in the Cheboygan County Commissioner’s Room. Must be 12+ and attend the entire class. Free, but pre-registration is required. Info: 231-627-8888


May 11-12…Made in Cheboygan Craft Show – Washington Park – Cheboygan. Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Info:


May 12…ORV Safety Class 9a-4p in the Cheboygan County Commissioner’s Room. Must be 12+ and attend the entire class. Free, but pre-registration is required. Info: 231-627-8888


May 17-19…34th Annual Zoo-De-Mackinac Harbor Springs & Mackinaw City. The bike ride starts Saturday morning at Boyne Highlands Resort and spans 51 miles along Lake Michigan. Info:


May 17-19…64th Annual National Morel Mushroom Festival – Boyne City.


May 18…Poses with Noses 1-2p at the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Gentle beginner yoga session with lots of doggie kisses and laughter. $25, must pre-register. Bring your own mat. Proceeds benefit the humane society. Info:


May 18…Splash of Color Fun Run for Mental Health Awareness 9a-noon at Festival Park – Petoskey. Early registration $10, after April 4, $15.


May 18…Spring Craft Show 10-4p at Little Bear East Arena – St. Igance. Info:


May 25-26…Made in Cheboygan Craft Show – Washington Park – Cheboygan. Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Info:


May 30-June 2…68th Mancelona Bass Festival. Carnival, crafters market, cornhole, car show, parades, live music and more! Info:


June 15-16…Made in Cheboygan Craft Show – Washington Park – Cheboygan. Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Info:


June 16…Strawberry Festival noon-4p (or sold out) Alden Depot Park & Museum. Fresh strawberries will be available for purchase. Info:


July 6-7…Made in Cheboygan Craft Show – Washington Park – Cheboygan. Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Info:


Aug 17-18…Made in Cheboygan Craft Show – Washington Park – Cheboygan. Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Info:


Sept 21-22…Made in Cheboygan Craft Show – Washington Park – Cheboygan. Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Info:


Registration is now open for the “Moie Brown – Run for the Health of It”,  August 10th at the St. Ignace Campus of Mackinac Straits Health System. This event includes a 5-K and 10-K, run or walk. Proceeds help the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation. Participants received a shirt and a medal. Visit:  Run Sign Up–dot–com, or call: (906) 328-0006.



TFN…Rides for Recovery. There are 200+ men and women living in local recovery housing. Over half do not have access to transportation to get to work, shopping, attend meetings and medical appointments. Looking for any working bikes that need new homes. Info: 231-270-7873


TFN…Harbor Light Community Chapel of Harbor Springs is collecting cans and bottle returns to help the less fortunate at 8220 Clayton Rd. All bottles and cans should be left next to their central trash bin in the main parking lot. Info: 231.347.5001 


Every Tues 9a-noon and Thurs 1-4p Salvation Army Cheboygan Food Pantry is open. Cheboygan County Residents can receive a box every 30 days. Must make an appointment. Info: 231-627-9003


Every Monday and Wednesday from noon-1pm Free Food Market is open in the parking lot of the Salvation Army Community Center on Barlow-Traverse City. Info:


TFN…Healing Through Loss Greif Support meets every second Wednesday of the month 6pm at the Salvation Army Building-Cheboygan. Info: 231-445-1503


TFN…The St. Thomas food pantry is open on a drive-thru basis every Monday 10a-1pm. Bring photo ID with current Cheboygan address, proof of household income and proof of address for all household residents. 332 Western Ave. Info: 231-627-3167


TFN…The Acme Christian Thrift Store is in need of volunteers 3-5p any day Tues-Sat. Info: 231-267-3002


Now-TFN…Hospice of Michigan is available to help families in need of compassionate hospice care for a loved one. Call 888-247-5701 or visit


TFN…The Cheboygan Rec Center is open on Monday and Wednesday for boys and Tues/Thurs for girls from 5:30-8pm. High school and adults 8pm-10:30pm. Must wear mask at all times.


TFN- The Northern Care Center is a medical clinic for those uninsured or underinsured. Patients are seen on Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Located at W State Street, Cheboygan. You need to wear a mask and when you come to the parking lot you need to call the clinic, first come first seen. They also have vouchers for product at Goodwill and personal hygiene products for those in need. Please knock on the door for product. Please call with any questions 231-333-3019.


TFN… Cheboygan County Veterans host a coffee hour the 4th Wednesday of the month, 9:00 a.m. at the American Legion - VFW Post on State Street, Cheboygan. Coffee provided by McDonald's and donuts courtesy of Family Fare.


Now – TFN…Antrim County Veterans Affairs Coffee Talks every 3rd Monday 9a at The Dam Shop – Elk Rapids and every 3rd Wed 8:30a at M88 Morning Grind. Info: 231-533-8499