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Now-April 22… Cheboygan Kiwanis Virtual Kabin Fever Dinner.  Teaming up with six local restaurants, Duncan City Pizza, Great Lakes Grill, Libby's Cafe`, Mulligan's, Rippling Rapids, and Up North Bakery. Tickets for $25 and this includes lunch/dinner (up to $12.50)  from one of your favorite local restaurants. On April 22, at 7pm, on Kiwanis Facebook Page will be having a live give away of 3 gift baskets. This fund raiser will help not only these restaurants, but, will also help Kiwanis with their goal of helping area children. For Tickets see your local Kiwanis member; Brandon at Edward Jones, 201 S. Main St. Suite 1; Kristy or Gabbie at National Office Products and Printing at 514 N. Main St. Also Toni at 231-625-2151. Dinner Tickets Expire on April 27, 2021


Now - The Kiwanis Club of Boyne City is partnering with North Country Cycle Sport and raffling off 2 - Trek Marlin 6 Mountain Bikes!! A $1400 value. Raffle ticket price is $20 and only 300 tickets will be sold. The raffle will take place on May 14th. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. 100% of the proceeds will help the kids in the community. Contact any Kiwanis member to purchase a ticket as they are selling fast or reach out to us at


April…Michigan State Police are collecting donation for “Purses with a Purpose” to provide basic necessities and raise awareness of Sexual Assualt Awareness Month. Donate new purses  filled with toiletries, makeup, and other small personal items that will then be distributed through the Women’s Resource Center. Donations accepted at the MSP Posts in Alpena, Cadillac, Gaylord and Houghton Lake. Info: Email

Sign up now open for the “Swing Fling” Golf Outing with the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce May 21st at Ye Nyne Olde Holles. $50 per player, shotgun start at 5:30pm. Info: 231-582-6222


April 8-18…The Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan is hosting an online auction with unique items including art, dining, home décor, and much more. Proceeds help support survivor services for adults and children. Browse and bid at Info: 231-347-0067


April 15-17…Book Sale with the Alden District Library at the Helena Twp. Center. Books, DVDs, Music, puzzles, audio books and more. Thurs noon-4, Fri & St 10-4. Info: 231-331-4318


April 15…S.T.I.R. (Socialize, Talk, Interact, (NOT) Remote) with NCMC and the Harbor Springs Chamber at Pond Hill Farm 5:30-7:30pm. Have a drink, some food and meet new people in this beautiful outdoor setting.  Bring your kids to walk the gnome trail or run around with the farm animals. $10 members/$15 non-members. Kids free. Info:


April 17…Spring Bird Walk 9a-11a at the Grass River Natural Area-Bellaire. $5 per person, must pre-register Join us for a spring bird walk to learn to ID birds by sight and sound and how to log observations online using the eBird webpage or app. Bring binoculars, or borrow some from the Grass River Center. Limited space. Info:


April 17-18…Gaylord Gun and Knife Show at The Ellison Place. Hours Sat 9am - 5pm; Sun 9am - 3pm. Info:


April 18…To Go Pancake Breakfast 10a-1p at the Boyne Valley Fire Hall. $7 person, includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and hash browns. Cash & checks only. Benefits the Boyne Valley Fire & Rescue. Info: (231) 549-2000


April 18…Family Earth Day Celebration 10-4p at the Grass River Natural Area-Bellaire. Story Time at 1pm For the kickoff of our Earth Week, join us for a Family day at Grass River. There will be Earth Day crafts and project kits, a clean up of our Fairy Garden, and an outdoor Nature Story Time reading of "Do Fairies Bring the Spring" at 1pm. Info:


April 19…Blood Drive 2-7pm at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. Appointments preferred, but walk-ins welcome. For appointment call 866-642-5663


April 21-25…84th National Trout Festival-Kalakska. Carnival, games, exhibits, parades and more. Info:


April 22…Lyrids Meteor Shower 10pm Headlands International Dark Sky Park-Mackinaw City. Free. Join the staff for viewing, Dress for the weather (typically 10 degrees cooler than the forecast with the breeze off the water) and note the sky conditions as clouds and phase of the moon will effect what your naked eye can see. Info:


April 23-25…Jeep the Mac – St. Ignace. A fun filled weekend including organized group Mackinac Bridge crossing, onsite vendors and prizes, lunch, and ferry passes to Drummond Island for additional activities and trail riding. Info:


April 23-24…Traverse City Trail Running Festival at Timber Ridge RV & Recreation. The courses will take runners through the Pere Marquette Forest on a variety of single track and two track trails. The festival begins with a two-person 10k relay (each runner runs 5k) on Friday evening, and the 5k (new in 2021!), 10k, 25k, and 50k individual races get underway on Saturday morning. Info:


April 24-May 2…Great Lakes CleanUp. The Watershed Center’s cleanups along the Grand Traverse Bay shoreline include do-it-yourself contactless cleanups from April 24 - May 2. Trash collection kits will be provided. Info:


April 24…TART Trails Spring Work Bee 10-Noon at various locations along the trail.  If you have light tools, feel free to bring them along with anything else you think may be useful. A TART Trails staff member or Ambassador will lead each work bee. Please register ahead of time., 231.941.4300.


April 28…Lions Spaghetti Take Out Dinner 4-6pm at the Wawatam Senior Center-Mackinaw City. $10 per dinner. Info:


April 30-May 2…Downtown Traverse City Spring Art Walk Jr. Fri 4-7p, Sat & sun 2-5p. Free. Event will provide opportunities for young artists to create works and to display and sell them within businesses throughout Downtown Traverse City. Participating locations will host an artist/artists that will put their work on a mini display within the store. Between stops, shoppers can find fun, interactive, and educational activities. Info:


May 1…Buff Up Boyne City Noon - Bring your brooms and rakes to help do spring cleaning in downtown Boyne City. 231-582-9009.


May 7-9…Mesick Mushroom Festival. Flea market, carnival, street fair, hobby/craft show, parade and more! Info:


May 8…27th Annual Sue DeYoung/Judy Edger Memorial Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run. 9am at East Park-Charlevoix. Online registration begins April 1. Info:


May 8-9…Women’s Wellness & Wedding Expo 10-5p at the Wexford Civic Center-Cadillac. Speakers on Financing, Starting your own business, How to hire the best vendors for your event, budgeting, confidence, and life/work balance. Chair massages, relaxation stations, wedding and fashion show and more. $12 admission. Info: 231-429-0314


May 14-16…National Morel Festival – Boyne City. Scaled down, but still happening. Arts & crafts, Wine & Dine. More TBD. Info:


May 14 – 23…Tails to Trails Virtual Four-paw 5K. Join in, remotely, anytime between May 14th and May 23rd to complete your four-pawed 5K. Don’t have a dog? No problem, use this race as a good excuse to get outside and get some fresh air, everyone is invited to this party! Choose your time and location. $20 person/$40 family. Info:


May 15…Boardman River Clean-Up 9a2pm – Traverse City. All participants are required to follow social distancing measures. Trash bags, gloves, hand sanitizer, and water will be provided. Participants are asked to pack a lunch or snacks for the day. Maps will be available highlighting target areas along the river. Participants are encouraged to bring waders, canoes, kayaks or boats if willing and able.  Info: 406-929-1908


May 15…Habi-Birthday Bash 10-3pm to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Cheboygan Habitat For Humanity ReStore. Bucket raffle, bake sale and t-shirts will help raise money to help continue their mission. Info: 231-597-9463


May 15…Fort 2 Fort 5-Mile Challenge – Mackinac Island. The race starts with a blast of the rifles at Fort Mackinac, takes a winding route up to Fort Holmes, and back down to a finish behind Fort Mackinac. Register at:


May 22… Zoo-De-Mack. Ride your bicycle 51 miles from Boyne Highlands to Mackinaw City through the Tunnel of Trees and Cross Village. A weekend of fun and with an overnight on Mackinac Island. Info:


May 22…2021 Rock & Run Virtual & In Person 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk with live music through downtown St. Ignace. Registration is now open. All levels welcome. $30 entry. Proceeds benefit the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation. Info: or 906-328-0006


May 22…20th Annual Otsego Area Family Fun Fair 10-noon at the Gaylord Soccer Complex. Families with kids up to age 8 are invited (older siblings welcome) Info:


May 22…Outdoor Craft & Vendor Show 10a-3p at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City. Info:


May 22-23…Native American Festival at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture-St. Ignace. A time to recognize and celebrate the rich culture and contributions of the Anishinaabe people from the area. Drummers, dancers, workshop presenters, traditional food and more. Free. Info:


May 27-31…Mancelona Bass Festival. Pet parade, carnival, crafters market, entertainment, parade and more! Info:


May 29…Elk Rapids Arts & Crafts Show 10a-4p on River Street. Info:


May 29…Manton’s Annual Memorial Day Classic Car Show 10a-2p – downtown. Classic cars, food, music and more. Info:


May 30…Chalk Your Walk 2021 noon-1pm Festival Square-Cheboygan. Join the Sidewalk Chalk Project in celebration of 10 years! Chalk will be provided. Donations welcome to support mental health and suicide prevention programs. If you can’t make it in person, chalk where you live and post to


May 31…Memorial Day Parade 9am downtown Mancelona. The parade is led by the American Legion George Puckett Post #264, with a color guard, local scouts, and Mancelona High School Marching Band.  Parade will make its first stop at Mancelona Township Library, downtown, for a memorial service. From there, parade moves west on State Street toward the cemeteries for a service in Fairview Cemetery (northwest grounds, north side of State Street), then to St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery on the south end of West Limits Road near Downey Street for a brief service. Info:


May 31…Memorial Day observance at Fort Mackinac. Soldiers will assemble at 10am, march to the cemetery,


June 4-5…Traverse City Cherry Classic figure skating competition at Centre Ice Arena. Info:


June 4-13…73rd Annual Lilac Festival – Mackinac Island. Daily activities. Info:


June 11-Sept 3…Every Friday – “Stroll the Streets” downtown Boyne City. Live music, shopping and fun! Info:


June 12…Elk Rapids Wooden Boat Show 10-4p along the north and south side of Elk River. Boats, kayaks, artists, beverage tent, music and more. Info:


June 16-Aug 25…Every Wednesday – Pavillon Summer Concert Series at Veterans Park-Boyne City. Live music beginning at 6:30pm. Info:


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


TFN…4th Wednesday of every month is Veterans Coffee Hour 9-10am at McDonalds in Cheboygan. Free coffee for Veterans. Info:


TFN …Stiggs Feed-a-Friend 4-8pm free meals every Sunday, no questions asked. Stiggs Brewery & Kitchen-Boyne City. Info: 231-497-6100


TFN- The Northern Care Center is a medical clinic for those uninsured or underinsured. Patients  are seen on Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Located at 117 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.


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.


Now – TFN…Weekly Covid-19 Testing. By appointment only. No symptoms or doctors order necessary. Charleovix: Mon & Wed 10a-noon; Gaylord & Mancelona: Tues & Thurs 10-noon; Harbor Springs/Petoskey: Friday 10-noon. Call the Health Dept of NW Michigan to schedule 800-432-4121


**Upcoming Farmer’s Markets – use social distancing and wear a mask

May 21-Sept 4…Every Friday - Petoskey Farmers Market downtown 8:30-1pm Info:

Saturdays thru April at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City 10a-2p indoors to the Mercato corridor

Saturdays thru April from 10a-1pm downtown 215 N. Main-Cheboygan

Every Sat thru mid-May…Boyne City indoor farmers market 9a-noon on the main floor of city hall. Info:

Every Saturday through the end of Dec a variety of vendors will be set up at the Alpine Village Mall from 9a-1p-Gaylord

Friday thru April…Bellaire 10a-2p The Market is at two Locations Terrain 213 N Bridge St. Bellaire MI and Bee Well Mead & Cider 116 N. Bridge St. Bellaire MI; Vendors will be spread out between both locations each  week. Info: 231-916-2517

May 2-Oct…Every Sunday - Interlochen Farmers Market 9a-2pm. 2112 M-137. Info: 231-970-1340

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