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Register now for a FREE Ride to Vote! The Charlevoix County Transit will offer rides to all polling locations in Charlevoix County on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. Please presechedule, face covering required. Call 231-582-6900


Now-Oct 31…Nominations are now open for recipients of funds raised at the Guns N’ Hoses Hockey game. If you know someone in need, nominate them at The game will take place in Feb. 2021


Now-Oct 30…Winter Apparel Drive, all sizes needed. Drop off at Team Bob’s on Park Dr-Traverse City. Donations will be distributed by the Father Fred Foundation. Info: 866-262-4328


Now-Oct 23…Give a Can, Get A Kit. During National Radon Action Week, District Health Dept. #4 is collecting non-perishable food items to donate to local pantries, when you donate, you get a free radon test kit. Drop off at DHD4 offices in Alpena, Cheboygan, Atlanta and Rogers City Mon-Fri between 8a-noon and 1-4p. Info: 800-221-0294


Oct 22…Drive-thru Flu Shots 9a-2p District Heath Dept #4-Cheboygan. Appointments recommended 800-221-0294


Oct 23…Community blood drive 9a-3p at the Elk Rapids Government Center. Schedule an appointment call 866-642-5663 or visit


Oct 23…Petoskey Field House Grand Opening Party 6-8pm. Pizza, rock climbing, arcade, bubble ball, indoor sports and more. Free. Info: 231-489-8189


Oct 23-24…Pumpkin Walk 7-10pm at the East Jordan Community Park. Enjoy a jack-o-lantern lit walk to help raise money for the Jordan Valley Teen Center. Info: 231-536-3331


Oct 24…Fall Bazaar & Luncheon 9a-4pm at Stittsville United Methodist Church in Moorestown. Proceeds help the food pantry. Info: 231-229-8563


Oct 24…Halloween Bump n Run & Demo Derby 5-8pm at the Montmorency County Fairgrounds-Atlanta. Trunk & Treat, costume contest for kids. $10 grandstand, 5 & under free. Info:


Oct 24…Charlevoix Rec. Dept. 2nd Annual Candlelight Spooky Trail Hike 6-9pm at Mt McSauba. Starts at the ski lodge and proceeds about ½ into the woods, lit with candles and jack-o-lanterns. Costumes welcome! Info: 231-547-7183


Oct 24…Taste of Italy Fundraiser for St. John Lutheran School-Rogers City. Italian dinner take out meals (Adults $12 Kids $5, under 5 free) Silent Auction, Chinese Raffle and FaceBook Live auction beginning at 8pm. Dinner take out starts at 4pm. Raffles begin in the school 10am and stop at 8pm. Please call the school for further details. 989-734-3580


Oct 24…Halloween Party 7-11p at the Traverse City Elks Lodge #323-Traverse City. $15, includes appetizers; Music. Masks required. Info: 231-946-6171


Oct 24-25…Safe Harbor “Build the Tent” Event 9a-4p Sat, 9a-finish Sun- Wellington St-Traverse City. Help build a subfloor, install a door, wrap beds. Bring gloves, mask and drill with Phillips bit if you have one. Lunch and drinks provided. Safe Harbor provides emergency shelter. RSVP


Oct 25…Spooky Swim at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool. Two sessions: 12-1:30 or 2-3:30. Reservations required, space is limited. $3 person. Swimming, music, goody bags. Info: 231-547-0982


Oct 26…Charlevoix Elks Club Blood Drive 1-7pm in the community room. Appointments are preferred. Visit or call 866-642-5663


Oct 26-27…Free winter coats, hats, mittens & gloves for men, women and children 9a-5p at Adventist Community Church (across from NCMC)-Petoskey. Info: 231-347-6651


Oct 28…Take Out Spaghetti Dinner 4-6pm at the Wawatam Senior Center-Mackinaw City. $10 per dinner. Benefits the Lions Club. Info: 812-797-6000


Oct 29…Halloween Costume Fun Run 6-7pm at Running Fit – Traverse City. Prizes. Info: 231-932-5401


Oct 30…Traverse City Rotary Halloween Blood Drive 11a-5pm at Kirkbride Hall. Costume contest & door prizes. Schedule your appointment 866-Mi-Blood


Oct 30…Trunk-or-Treat 5-6:30p at United Methodist Church-Indian River. Catch your treats from candy "chutes" and maintain social distancing. All those passing out treats will be masked and gloved. If you would like to bring your car and pass out candy, please call @ 231.238.7764


Oct 30…Drive-thru Trunk or Treat 5-8pm at Jim Werning Chevrolet-Gaylord.  All attendees will remain in their vehicles, drive through the designated area where decorated trunks will be on display and vote for their top 3 favorites. Winners with the best decorated trunks will be awarded with nice gift-baskets. Before leaving, each car will collect a bag of candy and favors (1 per child) that have been pre-packaged in a sanitary environment. Trunk participants are needed! Contact Mallory 989-732-5161 Ext. 223


Oct 31…Drive-In Halloween Storytime 11-12 at the Bellaire Public Library. Info:


Oct 31…Trunk-or-Treat 3-9pm in the parking lot at KatFisher Bait & Tackle on N. Straits Hwy, Cheboygan. Info: 231-420-6024


Oct 31…Trick or Treat in Boyne City 5-8pm. If you want to hand out candy, leave your porch light on.


Oct 31…Mackniaw City Trunk or Treat 5-7pm at the Old School Park. Masks requested; follow one-way walking route; maintain safe distance. Info:


Oct 31…Trunk or Treak 5-7pm at the Otsego Lake Township Fire Department – 10499 Old 27 South, Waters. Info: 989-732-1859


Oct 31…Downtown Petoskey Halloween Trick or Treat event 10a-noon. Please follow safety guidelines.

Nov 4…Community Blood Drive 9a-3p at Odawa Casino-Petoskey in the Michigan-Huron Room. Make an appointment 866-642-5663


Nov 5, 7, 10, 12 & Dec 1…Salvation Army-TC Holiday Assistance Registration. For a list of times, visit


Nov 5…SafeTalk Training for Suicide Prevention 5:30-9pm at the EMS Building-Petoskey. Learn the steps to create a life-saving connection. Free, but must pre-register. Info: 231-675-5047


Nov 6…Salvation Army Petoskey Red Kettle Kick-off 10am at Oleson’s. Donate or volunteer to ring


Nov 6…Dr. Matthew Free at Today’s Dental in Cheboygan is offering free dental care 9a-4pm for vets and active military, including cleanings, exams, extractions, fillings, x-rays, oral cancer screenings and denture adjustments. Info: 231-627-7131


Nov 6…Virtual Fundraising Concert featuring Miriam Pico, David Chown and Laurie Sears to support the Music House Museum-Traverse City.  7pm. $20. Info:


Nov 10-11…ASIST Training in Suicide Prevention. 8a-4:30 both days (both are required to certify) Odawa Hotel Community Room-Petoskey. Free, but pre-registration required. Info: 231-627-5047


Nov 11…Ladies Night 3-8pm downtown Cheboygan. Explore, shop, enjoy!


Nov 14…Otsego County United Way Power of the Purse virtual fundraiser 4-7pm. Your ticket will come with a celebration box that will be delivered to your home. Different ticket tiers will be available. Online silent auction will be open for a week. Prizes, raffles and amazing items up for grabs. Benefits the United Way. Info:


Nov 14…Stuff the Bus 2020 Food Drive 10-4pm at Cadillac Walmart. Benefits the Vets Serving Vets organization. Info: 231-884-7776


Nov 14…245th Marine Corps Birthday 8-11pm at Right Brain Brewery-Traverse City. $15, limited seating. Info: 231-838-5152


Nov 19-Jan 2…Annual Charlevoix CIRCLE Market 11-4pm at their location on Clinton St. Local artists and desigers, handmade gifts. Info:


Nov 22…3rd Annual Cranksgiving 11a-2p at the Wheelhouse in TC and the Chain Hub in Elk Rapids. Cranksgiving is part bicycle ride, part food drive. Ride as a team (2-5 awesome people suggested) or on your own in either the open (5-6 miles) or family (2-3 miles) division. There is no entry fee, but plan on spending $25/team on food items. Norte will provide your team with a list of food items to collect. Info:


Nov 26…Kiwanis Turkey Trot 2020 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run 9am at the Boyne City Community Pavilion. Pre-registration entry $25, day of event $30. T-shirt guaranteed if entered before Nov 20. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis projects and stay 100% local. InfoL 2310881-0945


Nov 27…40th Annual Indian River Christmas Craft Show 9a-3p at Inland Lakes School. Admission $5. Info:


Nov 28…Handmade Holiday Craft Show 9a-4p at the Community Building-Emmet Country Fairgrounds, Petoskey. $2 admission or non-perishable food items. Benefits Brother Dan’s Food Pantry. Info: 231-348-5479


Nov 28…Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade 6pm. Info:


Dec 1-5…Crooked Tree Arts Center-Traverse City “Merry Marketplace” featuring over 20 artists. Tues-Fri Noon-4pm; Thurs 4-7pm, Sat 10-2p. Info:


Dec 5…Toys for Tots ORV Ride noon-6pm at the Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds-Traverse City. Bring a new un-wrapped toy. Info:


Dec 6…The Christmas Shop 10-4pm at The Ellison Place-Gaylord. Over 100 unique vendors & crafters. $1 admission, benefits local charity. Info:


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:


Thru 12/30…Tickets are now on sale for the Bishop Baraga School New Year's Eve Raffle. There are seven prizes including a nine-day stay in Hawaii, Generac Generator and a custom Amish shed. Early Bird Drawings begin October 6th. Tickets are $100 each and available at the Cheboygan Parish office, Rivertown Do-It Center, or any Bishop Baraga parent. Call 231-627-5608.


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.


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

Mondays thru Oct. at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons 2-6pm; moves indoors to the Mercato corridor Sat from 10-2p from Nov. thru April

Wednesday and Saturdays from 8a-1pm thru October at Festival Square in Cheboygan

Wednesday and Sat thru Oct 28 8a-10a downtown Gaylord

Thursdays through Oct 29…  3-7pm Mancelona Buck Pole

Thursdays 9a-1p Memorial Park – East Jordan thru Oct

Friday thru Oct 30…Bellaire in the parking lot of the ASI Community Center 8a-1p

Saturday thru Oct 31…7:30am-noon Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market – Traverse city

Sat thru Oct 31…Suttons Bay on St. Joseph St from 9-1

7:00pm - 12:00am

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