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To submit an event being held in northeastern Michigan that is open to the public, please e-mail the information to: editor@alconareview.com; mail to Editor c/o Alcona County Review, P.O. Box 548 Harrisville, MI 48740 or Fax to (989) 724-6655. Please submit the information at least two weeks prior to the event and include a telephone number for additional info if needed by editor.

 - AUGUST -

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

  • End of Summer Reading Party for children and teens at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 2 p.m. Turn in all reading logs and tickets before 2 p.m. for a chance to win prizes. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

  • Recycle Alcona County will hold drop off day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln ARA site. Enter and exit through the north gate. Call (989) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546 for details.
  • Hike the Discovery Trail with a ranger and learn about forest management, local wildlife and plant life at 11 a.m. The hike finishes at the sand dune overlook. This event will be held at Lumbermans Monument, 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. Call (989) 362-8971 for details.
  • Craft supplies and trunk sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Craftmakers' Cabin in Harrisville. Cost is $5 to sell your stash of art and craft supplies out of your car trunk. For more information, call Nancy Miller at (734) 904-0108.
  • Get to the Point - Heritage Fest! Time to gather at Sturgeon Point again to celebrate the shoreline traditions of commercial fishing, lighthouse keeping and picnic excursions. This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Museum. Presented by the Alcona Historical Society and local maritime organizations. Call (989) 724-6297 for details.
  • A Toys for Tots Charity Poker Run will be held at the Barton City Eagles, 671 Sanborn Road. Everyone is welcome, motorcycles, cars and trucks. Leave the Eagles at noon and return for dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 solo or $25 couples. For more information, call Shirley at (989) 335-0461.
  • Child safety and fun day will be held at the Glennie United Methodist Church, in the church parking lot next to the Glennie post office, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local law enforcement, EMS and fire departments will be on hand with safety tips, internet safety, emergency vehicle tours and much more. Child identification kits will be available. Lunch provided.
  • An open house will be held for artist of the month, Peggy Little, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dragonfly Art Gallery, 116 East Main Street in Harrisville. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 11-12

  • Fly-in and pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. both days. Breakfast served by the Oscoda Rotary. Cost is $6 for adults. Walk outside to view the planes that fly in. Wurtsmith Air Museum will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will offer $2 off admission for those who purchase breakfast. This event will be held at 4071 East Van Ettan Street in Oscoda. Call (989) 739-7555 for details.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

  • Meteors and S'mores Program at Negwegon State Park from 9 to 11 p.m. Activities include discussion of the Dark Sky Preserve, open viewing of the Perseid Meteor Shower, and a telescope viewing opportunity with planetarium directors from Besser Museum of Alpena. Bring blankets, seating, bug spray and snacks. A Recreation Passport is required for entry to the park. Call (989) 724-5126 for details.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14

  • Smokey's Birthday Party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lumbermans Monument, 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. Activities and refreshments provided. Call (989) 362-8971 for details.
  • Join the Harrisville Ukulele Meetup at the Bobcat Bar & Grill (Greenbush Golf Course) from 6 to 8 p.m. All levels of ukulele players are welcome. They meet to create a supportive ukulele community to strum, sing and have fun. There will be a $1 collection to defray costs. Call Elaine at (305) 395-0237 for details.
  • Senior Health Day will be held at the Alcona Health Center, 177 N. Barlow Road in Lincoln from 1 to 3 p.m. A guest speaker from the senior center will have information on topics ranging from Meals on Wheels to their Lending Closet Program. Drop by for healthy refreshments and to gather information on health and resources that are available to seniors in the community.

TUESDAY - SATURDAY, AUGUST 14-18

  • Alcona County Fair week at the ARA site in Lincoln. Animal shows, bump and run, carnival. laser tag, horse pull, mud run, motorcross, kids coloring contest, motorcycle stunt show and much more. Contact William Thompson at (989) 724-5077 for additional information.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

  • Cameron Zvara will entertain all ages with magic, comedy, juggling, stunts and music at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 1:30 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.
  • A blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call (989) 736-8879.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

  • Science in our National Marine Sanctuaries. NOAA's Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for independent graduate-level studies in the field of marine science and policy. Join the scholoars as they talk about their research in our marine sanctuaries. This is a free event and open to the public. The program will be held at the Great Lake Maritime Heritage Center, 500 W. Fletcher Street in Alpena from 7 to 9 p.m. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.
  • A free produce distribution will be held from 10 a.m. until noon (while supplies last) at the Tiger Extension parking lot-Alcona Health Center on Barlow Road in Lincoln. A dietician will be on hand to give tips and answer questions. Bring your own box or bag. Sponsored by the Alcona Health Center, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

  • Swiss steak dinner at 4:30 p.m. at the Alcona Masonic Lodge, 316 East Traverse Bay in Lincoln. Cost is $12 per person, $6 under age 12. For more information, call Art at (989) 724-5802.
  • Color Walk and Fun Run. Get splashed with color as you travel the route between the Tiger Extension and the Lincoln branch of the Alcona Health Center on Barlow Road. This event is free and will be held at noon. Registration is required. Visit the health center Facebook page for details or sign up on the day of the event.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

  • Brownlee Lake annual golf outing will be held at Eagle Ridge Golf Course, 3501 South State Street (M-65) in Glennie. Registration at 10:15 a.m., tee off at 11 a.m. Call (989) 675-4319 for details.
  • The 31st annual Masonic Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at Springport Hills Golf Course in Harrisville. Cost is $65 per person and includes 18 holes with a cart, pop and hot dogs on the course, and a steak dinner at the Mikado Civic Center Pavilion afterwards. All proceeds go to the scholarship fund. Call (989) 657-1657 for details.
  • The 3rd annual Alcona Mud Run will take place at 10 a.m. at the Alcona County Fairgrounds in Lincoln. Registration fee is $30 plus the fair entrance fee. Onsite registration on the day of the race from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in three categories. For more information, visit the Alcona Mud Run Facebook page.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

  • Join the Harrisville Ukulele Meetup at the Bobcat Bar & Grill, Greenbush Golf Course, from 6 to 8 p.m. All levels of ukulele players are welcome. They meet to create a supportive ukulele community to strum, sing and have fun. There will be a $1 collection to defray costs. Call Elaine at (305) 395-0237 for details.

MONDAY, AUGUST 20

  • White Pine Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 North Second Street in Harrisville. Join them for quilting ideas, fellowship and inspiration. Quilters both new and experienced are invited to join or visit. For more information, call Joanne at (989) 255-7880.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

  • Sunrise Community Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church, 13508 Hubbard Lake Road, Hubbard Lake. Clients are asked to come only one time per month and must be present to receive food. The pantry accepts clients regardless of county of residence. Identification is required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.
  • Do you like to dig in the dirt? Do you consider other people's trash a potential treasure? A forest archaeologist and volunteers from the National Forest Heritage Program will demonstrate archaeological methods through excavation of the Old Monument Store located on the grounds of Lumbermans Monument, 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. This event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (989) 362-8971.
  • Dynamic School Assemblies will present "Reading Rocks 2018" at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 1:30 p.m. This live rock n' roll show brings interactive entertainment to all ages. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

FRIDAY and SATURDAY, AUGUST 24-25

  • Lincoln Lions 20th annual Antique and Classic Car Show. Parking lot party and cruise on Friday at 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Alcona Motors. On Saturday, antique and classic vehicles are displayed along Lake Street in Lincoln. Pancake and sausage breakfast served by Lincoln Fire Department Auxiliary. Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats and roasted corn served by the Lincoln Lions. 1950s music and raffles during the day. Contact Larry Elmer at (989) 255-7960 or (989) 736-9965 for additional information.

 - SEPTEMBER -

SATURDAY and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - 2

  • Harmony Weekend Arts & Craft Festival at the intersection of US-23 and M-72 in Harrisville. The arts and craft show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Hundreds of vendors, unique handcrafted items, music on the hill, a concert and food. Fun for the entire family. Sponsored by the Harrisville Arts Council. Contact Carolyn Merkel (989) 724-1197 for details.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

  • Chalk Art Contest at the Harrisville Tennis Courts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ages welcome, chalk provided. Cash prizes. The theme this year is "music." Sponsored by the Harrisville Arts Council. Contact Kathy Baird at (989) 724-9921 for details.
  • The 15th annual Black River Bridge Walk will be held at noon. Gather south of the bridge on Lake Shore Road just south of Black River Road. Plenty of parking available. A co-ed ball game will be held at 1 p.m. at the township park. There will also be a bake at St. Gabriel Church at 11 a.m. until goodies are gone. For more information, call Annette at (989) 471-8518 or (989) 724-8262.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

  • Join the Harrisville Ukulele Meetup at the Bobcat Bar & Grill (Greenbush Golf Course) from 6 to 8 p.m. All levels of ukulele players are welcome. They meet to create a supportive ukulele community to strum, sing, and have fun. There will be a $1 collection to defray costs. Call Elaine at (305) 395-0237 for details.
  • Labor Day Parade in Harrisville at 1 p.m. Line-up at noon. Everyone welcome. All horses must wear a manure bag. For more information, call Ryan Mendyka at (989) 724-5577.

THURSDAY - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6-9

  • Seventh annual Alcona Arts Retreat. Choose one of five outstanding classes with experienced enthusiastic teaching artists. This year's classes are in jewelry-making, mosaics, experimental watercolor, pastels and plein air painting. Held at Lost Lake Woods Club, where students may stay and take meals. For more information, call Will St. John at (989) 736-3000.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

  • A fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 2205 Alger Street in Mikado. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages six through 12, five and younger eat for free. Call (989) 736-9526 for details.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

  • Recycle Alcona County will hold drop off day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln ARA site. Enter and exit through the north gate. Call (989) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546 for details.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8-9

  • Harrisville State Park Hunters Education Weekend. The 12th annual Hunters Education Weekend is an opportunity for individuals to earn their Hunters Education and International Bow Education Program (IBEP) certificates. This course offers both classroom and hands-on safety on various hunting techniques with several knowledgeable instructors. Students age 10 or under require a parent or adult guardian to be in attendance with them. Call the park prior to the event as pre-registration is required. Registrations accepted until noon on September 7. Contact Colleen Higgins at (989) 724-5126.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

  • White Pine Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Second Street in Harrisville. Join them for quilting ideas, fellowship and inspiration. Quilters both new and experienced are invited to join or visit. Call Joanne at (989) 255-7880 for details.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

  • Swiss steak dinner at 4:30 p.m. at the Alcona Masonic Lodge, 316 East Traverse Bay in Lincoln. Cost is $12 per person, $6 under age 12. For more information, call Art at (989) 724-5802.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

  • Sunrise Community Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church, 13508 Hubbard Lake Road in Hubbard Lake. Clients are asked to come only one time per month and must be present to receive food. The pantry accepts clients regardless of county of residence. Identification is required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.

 - OCTOBER -

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5

  • A fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 2205 Alger St. in Mikado. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages six through 12, five and under eat for free. Call (989) 736-9526 for details.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 - 7

  • The 3rd annual Lost Lake Writers Retreat. Learn poetry or prose from six experienced and widely published author/teachers. Novelists Jacquelyn Mitchard and Michael Zadoorian; poets Cecilia Woloch, Jack Ridl and Kathleen McGookey and songwriter Emily Rose. Contact Will St. John at (989) 736-3000 for details.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

  • Blessing of the Animals. To celebrate St. Francis Day, all pets and their owners are invited to a brief ceremony followed by an individual blessing at 11 a.m. This year's event will be held at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Mikado. Call Sue Wander at (989) 335-4054 for details.
  • Opening reception for Waterways Art Exhibit. A water-themed juried art exhibit in anticipation of Alcona County Library's November-December waterways presentation from the Smithsonian. Separate judging for adults, teens and elementary students. Contact Judith St. John at (989) 736-3000 for details. Sponsored by Inspiration Alcona.
  • Art in the Yard. Featuring a make and take pumpkin painting project at Dragonfly Art Gallery on Main Street in Harrisville. Call Lynne Freitag at (989) 464-7306 for details.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10

  • Sunrise Community Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church, 13508 Hubbard Lake Road in Hubbard Lake. Clients are asked to come only one time per month and must be present to receive food. The pantry accepts clients regardless of county of residence. Identification is required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 - 14

  • Harrisville State Park Haunted Halloween Weekend! Come enjoy a frightfully fun outdoor experience. Weekend activities include children's games, a site decorating contest, trick-or-treating, haunted hayride and a spooky haunted trail. The event offers fun for all ages, so come enjoy a great fall weekend on the shore of beautiful Lake Huron. A current Recreation Passport is required for entry into the park, but all events are free. This year's event sponsored by WZTF-97.9 FM. Contact Eric Ostrander at (989) 724-5126 for details.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

  • Recycle Alcona County will hold drop off day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln ARA site. Enter and exit through the north gate. Call (989) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546 for details.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

  • Alcona Harvest Day Festival. Pumpkin Chunkin', food and games for the whole family from 1 p.m. to sundown at the ARA site (Alcona County Fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Call Bill at (989) 724-5077 for details.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

  • White Pine Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m.at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Second Street in Harrisville. Join them for quilting ideas, fellowship and inspiration. Quilters both new and experienced are invited to join or visit. Call Joanne at (989) 255-7880 for details.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

  • Swiss steak dinner at 4:30 p.m. at the Alcona Masonic Lodge, 316 E. Traverse Bay Road in Lincoln. Cost is $12 per person, $6 under age 12. For more information, call Art Laatz at (989) 724-5802.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

  • Sunrise Community Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church, 13508 Hubbard Lake Rd. in Hubbard Lake. Clients are asked to come only one time per month and must be present to receive food. The pantry accepts clients regardless of county of residence. Indentification is required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.

 - NOVEMBER -

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

  • A fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 2205 Alger Street in Mikado. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages six through 12, five and under eat for free. Call (989) 736-9526 for details.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

  • Recycle Alcona County will hold drop off day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln ARA site. Enter and exit through the north gate. Call (989) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546 for details.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

  • Sunrise Community Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church, 13508 Hubbard Lake Road in Hubbard Lake. Clients are asked to come only one time per month and must be present to receive food. The pantry accepts clients regardless of county of residence. Identification is required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

  • Hunter's Dinner at the Barton City VFW Hall at 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Barton City Improvement Association. Call Bill Lossing at (989) 335-3895 or lossing46wh@yahoo.com for details.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

  • Swiss steak dinner at 4:30 p.m. at the Alcona Masonic Lodge, 316 E. Traverse Bay Road in Lincoln. Cost is $12 per person, $6 under age 12. For more information, call Art Laatz at (989) 724-5802.
  • Grand opening of the traveling Smithsonian Art Exhibit Waterways at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Interactive displays, local history, art contest, watershed information, spekaers, programs and more at the six-week celebration of water. Sponsored by Michigan Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institute, and many local agencies. Contact Denise Bearre at (989) 724-6796 for additional information.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

  • White Pine Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Second Street in Harrisville. Join them for quilting ideas, fellowship and inspiration. Quilters both new and experienced are invited to join or visit. Call Joanne at (989) 255-7880 for details.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

  • Sunrise Community Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church, 13508 Hubbard Lake Road in Hubbard Lake. Clients are asked to come only one time per month and must be present to receive food. The pantry accepts clients regardless of county of residence. Identification is required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.

 - DECEMBER -

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

  • Christmas in the Village from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Harrisville. Special events include over 40 vendors selling hand-crafted items at Maria Hall behind St. Anne Catholic Church. For more information, contact Christy Holmes at (989) 724-5549 or call the chamber office at (989) 724-5107.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2

  • Christmas decorating and a bonfire at the Barton City Park at noon. Contact Bill Lossing at (989) 335-3895 or lossing46wh@yahoo.com for additional information.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

  • Lincoln Festival of Lights. Santa Claus comes to the Lincoln Depot while Christmas carols are heard at the fire hall. The Lincoln Lions will be serving free hot dogs, chips, coffee and hot chocolate. A bonfire warms those waiting for a hayride around town. Call Rich Gillies at (989) 335-1682 for details.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

  • Recycle Alcona County will hold drop off day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln ARA site. Enter and exit through the north gate. Call (989) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546 for details.
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Lincoln Senior Center from noon to 2 p.m. There will be cookies, drinks, a gift bag and free pictures with the Santa. Contact Dawn Perkins at (989) 736-8879 for details.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

  • Sunrise Community Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church, 13508 Hubbard Lake Road in Hubbard Lake. Clients are asked to come only one time per month and must be present to receive food. The pantry accepts clients regardless of county of residence. Identification is required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

  • White Pine Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Second Street in Harrisville. Join them for quilting ideas, fellowship and inspiration. Quilters both new and experienced are invited to join or visit. Call Joanne at (989) 255-7880 for details.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26

  • Sunrise Community Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church, 13508 Hubbard Lake Road in Hubbard Lake. Clients are asked to come only one time per month and must be present to receive food. The pantry accepts clients regardless of county of residence. Identification is required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.


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