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 - DECEMBER -

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

  • Northeast Michgian UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will hold their membership meeting at 11 a.m. at the 19th Hole Restarurant north of Alpena. Lunch will be served at noon. Bring a can of food for the needy. Call (989) 356-4959 or (989) 727-4080 for details.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

  • Kitten Adopt-a-Thon hosted by the Alpena County Animal Facility from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hair of the Dog Pet Grooming Salon located at 1019 US-23 North in Alpena (behind Kadrich Family Chiropractic next to Perch's IGA). Adoption fee is $65 for one kitten or $100 for two kittens. Each kitten will have received age appropriate vaccinations and a FeLV/FIV test and will come with a spay/neuter certificate. All kittens have been extensively socialized by both adults and children. E-mail Keli at acafnotes@gmail.com for details.
  • Huron Shores Chorus will present their annual Christmas program at 7 p.m. at the Oscoda United Methodist Church. The 40-person chorus will perform a range of musical works from throughout the centuries including chant, medieval carols, a French noel, an early American Christmas hymn and modern-day holiday favorites. A casual reception will be provided following the performance. Admission is free.

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.
  • A Christmas Bazaar, bake sale and craft show, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ossineke Eagles, 6448 North US-23 (approximately one mile north of Chippewa Point.). Complimentary coffee available while shopping. All proceeds go to the Agent Orange Riders which supports research concerning birth defects due to agent orange. Craft and vendor tables available for $10 each. Call Carol at (989) 657-4712 or Heidi at (989) 471-2852 for details.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

  • Huron Shores Chorus will present their annual Christmas program at 7 p.m. at the Oscoda United Methodist Church. The 40-person chorus will perform a range of musical works from throughout the centuries including chant, medieval carols, a French noel, an early American Christmas hymn and modern-day holiday favorites. A casual reception will be provided following the performance. Admission is free.

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.
  • The Barton City Improvement Assocation will be judging Christmas decorations in Barton City at 6 p.m. If anyone would like to help judge the decorations, the group will meet at the fire hall at 6 p.m. Call Arlene at (989) 736-3294 for details.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

  • A community Christmas Celebration will be held at the Harrisville United Methodist Church, 217 North State Street at 7 p.m. Performances by Casey Makela, Laura Frawley, Lisa Keyser, George Redlawsk, Bob Merkel, Meg Nisbet and more. An offering will be taken to support the Alcona Food Pantry. Light refreshments will be served.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

  • The Alcona Community Choir will perform "A Song Unending," a Christmas Cantata at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 North Second Street in Harrisville at 4 p.m. The 25-plus member choir is under the direction of Linda Knight and is accompanied by Susan Armstrong, along with the Huron Bell Ringers.

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.
  • The Alcona High School National Honor Society will host the movie, Elf, at the high school auditorium, 51 North Barlow Road at 6 p.m. Admission is $2 per person and the doors open at 5:45 p.m. Concessions available including popcorn, water and hot chocolate. A $50 movie basket will be raffled, tickets are $5 each.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

  • Sanctuary Lecture Series - The Wreck of the Rouse Simmons: Lake Michigan's Christmas Tree Ship. In late November 1912, the schooner Rouse Simmons departed Michigan's upper peninsula bound for Chicago with a load of 5,000 Christmas trees. The ship succumbed to a Lake Michigan snow storm and sank with all hands off Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Today, the wooden schooner lies upright and intact in 165 feet of water with many Christmas trees still piled in its hold. Russ Green will share the history and legacy of the Rouse Simmons at 7 p.m. at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, located at 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. This event is free and open to the public. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22

  • Underwater Robotics 101 family drop-in from noon to 3 p.m. at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. Free and open to all ages. Learn how to construct an underwater ROV (remotely operated vehicle) using an ROV-In-A-Box kit. Pilot your creation in the MakerSpace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn how these vehicles are used for science and industry. For more information, call (989) 884-6200.
  • Free family film matinee, Stranger in the Woods, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Journey deep into the winter woods and meet two snowdrifts, Pierre and his friend, Janine. Together they will introduce you to their forest friends and reminisce about the time a mysterious stranger came to visit. This move is based on a bestselling children's book. For more information, call (989) 884-6200.
  • Free family film matinee, Paddle to the Sea, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. This children's classic film is adapted from a story by Holling C. Holling. During a long winter night, a native boy carves a man in a canoe. He calls him, Paddle to the Sea. The film charts the adventures that befall Paddle to the Sea on a long odyssey from Lake Superior to the sea. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.
  • Free family film matinee, Nim's Island, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 3 p.m. The movie is about a tropical paradise where imagination runs wild and adventure rules! Nim Rusoe lives on a deserted island with her scientist father and her friends, a sea lion, a bearded dragon lizard and a plucky pelican. Together each discovers what it takes to truly become the hero of your own life story. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23

  • Underwater Robotics 101 family drop-in from noon to 3 p.m. at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. Free and open to all ages. Learn how to construct an underwater ROV (remotely operated vehicle) using an ROV-In-A-Box kit. Pilot your creation in the MakerSpace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn how these vehicles are used for science and industry. For more information, call (989) 884-6200.
  • Free family film matinee, Stranger in the Woods, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 1 p.m. Journey deep into the winter woods and meet two snowdrifts, Pierre and his friend, Janine. Together they will introduce you to their forest friends and reminisce about the time a mysterious stranger came to visit. This move is based on a bestselling children's book. For more information, call (989) 884-6200.
  • Free family film matinee, Paddle to the Sea, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 2 p.m. This children's classic film is adapted from a story by Holling C. Holling. During a long winter night, a native boy carves a man in a canoe. He calls him, Paddle to the Sea. The film charts the adventures that befall Paddle to the Sea on a long odyssey from Lake Superior to the sea. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.
  • Free family film matinee, Nim's Island, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 3 p.m. The movie is about a tropical paradise where imagination runs wild and adventure rules! Nim Rusoe lives on a deserted island with her scientist father and her friends, a sea lion, a bearded dragon lizard and a plucky pelican. Together each discovers what it takes to truly become the hero of your own life story. Call (989) 884-6200 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.
  • Free family film matinee, Stranger in the Woods, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Journey deep into the winter woods and meet two snowdrifts, Pierre and his friend, Janine. Together they will introduce you to their forest friends and reminisce about the time a mysterious stranger came to visit. This move is based on a bestselling children's book. For more information, call (989) 884-6200.
  • Free family film matinee, Paddle to the Sea, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. This children's classic film is adapted from a story by Holling C. Holling. During a long winter night, a native boy carves a man in a canoe. He calls him, Paddle to the Sea. The film charts the adventures that befall Paddle to the Sea on a long odyssey from Lake Superior to the sea. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.
  • Free family film matinee, Nim's Island, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 3 p.m. The movie is about a tropical paradise where imagination runs wild and adventure rules! Nim Rusoe lives on a deserted island with her scientist father and her friends, a sea lion, a bearded dragon lizard and a plucky pelican. Together each discovers what it takes to truly become the hero of your own life story. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27

  • Underwater Robotics 101 family drop-in from noon to 3 p.m. at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. Free and open to all ages. Learn how to construct an underwater ROV (remotely operated vehicle) using an ROV-In-A-Box kit. Pilot your creation in the MakerSpace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn how these vehicles are used for science and industry. For more information, call (989) 884-6200
  • Free family film matinee, Stranger in the Woods, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Journey deep into the winter woods and meet two snowdrifts, Pierre and his friend, Janine. Together they will introduce you to their forest friends and reminisce about the time a mysterious stranger came to visit. This move is based on a bestselling children's book. For more information, call (989) 884-6200.
  • Free family film matinee, Paddle to the Sea, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. This children's classic film is adapted from a story by Holling C. Holling. During a long winter night, a native boy carves a man in a canoe. He calls him, Paddle to the Sea. The film charts the adventures that befall Paddle to the Sea on a long odyssey from Lake Superior to the sea. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.
  • Free family film matinee, Nim's Island, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 3 p.m. The movie is about a tropical paradise where imagination runs wild and adventure rules! Nim Rusoe lives on a deserted island with her scientist father and her friends, a sea lion, a bearded dragon lizard and a plucky pelican. Together each discovers what it takes to truly become the hero of your own life story. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28

  • Underwater Robotics 101 family drop-in from noon to 3 p.m. at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. Free and open to all ages. Learn how to construct an underwater ROV (remotely operated vehicle) using an ROV-In-A-Box kit. Pilot your creation in the MakerSpace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn how these vehicles are used for science and industry. For more information, call (989) 884-6200.
  • Free family film matinee, Stranger in the Woods, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Journey deep into the winter woods and meet two snowdrifts, Pierre and his friend, Janine. Together they will introduce you to their forest friends and reminisce about the time a mysterious stranger came to visit. This move is based on a bestselling children's book. For more information, call (989) 884-6200.
  • Free family film matinee, Paddle to the Sea, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. This children's classic film is adapted from a story by Holling C. Holling. During a long winter night, a native boy carves a man in a canoe. He calls him, Paddle to the Sea. The film charts the adventures that befall Paddle to the Sea on a long odyssey from Lake Superior to the sea. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.
  • Free family film matinee, Nim's Island, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 3 p.m. The movie is about a tropical paradise where imagination runs wild and adventure rules! Nim Rusoe lives on a deserted island with her scientist father and her friends, a sea lion, a bearded dragon lizard and a plucky pelican. Together each discovers what it takes to truly become the hero of your own life story. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29

  • Underwater Robotics 101 family drop-in from noon to 3 p.m. at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. Free and open to all ages. Learn how to construct an underwater ROV (remotely operated vehicle) using an ROV-In-A-Box kit. Pilot your creation in the MakerSpace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn how these vehicles are used for science and industry. For more information, call (989) 884-6200.
  • Free family film matinee, Stranger in the Woods, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Journey deep into the winter woods and meet two snowdrifts, Pierre and his friend, Janine. Together they will introduce you to their forest friends and reminisce about the time a mysterious stranger came to visit. This move is based on a bestselling children's book. For more information, call (989) 884-6200.
  • Free family film matinee, Paddle to the Sea, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. This children's classic film is adapted from a story by Holling C. Holling. During a long winter night, a native boy carves a man in a canoe. He calls him, Paddle to the Sea. The film charts the adventures that befall Paddle to the Sea on a long odyssey from Lake Superior to the sea. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.
  • Free family film matinee, Nim's Island, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 3 p.m. The movie is about a tropical paradise where imagination runs wild and adventure rules! Nim Rusoe lives on a deserted island with her scientist father and her friends, a sea lion, a bearded dragon lizard and a plucky pelican. Together each discovers what it takes to truly become the hero of your own life story. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30

  • Underwater Robotics 101 family drop-in from noon to 3 p.m. at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. Free and open to all ages. Learn how to construct an underwater ROV (remotely operated vehicle) using an ROV-In-A-Box kit. Pilot your creation in the MakerSpace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn how these vehicles are used for science and industry. For more information, call (989) 884-6200.
  • Free family film matinee, Stranger in the Woods, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 1 p.m. Journey deep into the winter woods and meet two snowdrifts, Pierre and his friend, Janine. Together they will introduce you to their forest friends and reminisce about the time a mysterious stranger came to visit. This move is based on a bestselling children's book. For more information, call (989) 884-6200.
  • Free family film matinee, Paddle to the Sea, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 2 p.m. This children's classic film is adapted from a story by Holling C. Holling. During a long winter night, a native boy carves a man in a canoe. He calls him, Paddle to the Sea. The film charts the adventures that befall Paddle to the Sea on a long odyssey from Lake Superior to the sea. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.
  • Free family film matinee, Nim's Island, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center's theater, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 3 p.m. The movie is about a tropical paradise where imagination runs wild and adventure rules! Nim Rusoe lives on a deserted island with her scientist father and her friends, a sea lion, a bearded dragon lizard and a plucky pelican. Together each discovers what it takes to truly become the hero of your own life story. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.

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