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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.

- NOVEMBER -

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

  • Swiss steak dinner at 4:30 p.m. at Alcona Masonic Lodge, 316 East Traverse Bay Road in Lincoln. Contact Art Laatz (989) 724-5802 for details.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

  • Trinity Lutheran Church will hold their annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5625 North US-23 in Oscoda. A luncheon will be served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Spruce Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade soup and dessert lunch, cookie walk, baked goods, crafts, handmade items and much more. The church is located at 1246 East Spruce Road, three miles west of F-41 in Spruce.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 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 fellowship, inspiration and quilting ideas. For more information, call Joanne at (989) 255-7880.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23

  • A free Thanksgiving Dinner with turkey and all the trimmings will be served at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 Second Street in Harrisville. Come and eat anytime between 2 and 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. To reserve a place, call (989) 724-6834 or (989) 724-7165. If no answer, leave a message.
  • A Thanksgiving dinner will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mikado Amercian Legion, 2205 Alger Street. Everyone welcome. Call (989) 736-9526 for details.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27

  • Money Sense for teens and young adults presented by Mike Cocoran from Northland Credit Union from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chosen Ranch Community Center located at 483 East Traverse Bay Road in Lincoln. Learn money basics, how to balance a checkbook, create a budget and understand the benefits of having a savings account. For more information, call (989) 335-4673.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

  • The Sunrise Gardening Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Guests welcome to attend. Call Becky Bean at (989) 724-6569 for details.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

  • If you have experience as a teacher or as a medical person and would like to see Africa and make a difference, you are invited to attend a presentation by Rev. Jan L. Beaderstadt. She has volunteered at the South Ruwenzori School of Nursing and Midwifery in Kasese, Uganda since it's inception and will share a wealth of knowledge. This event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sunrise Side Lifelong Learning classroom in the IRESA building located at 27 North Rempert Road in Tawas City. Call (989) 362-3006 extension 168 to register.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30

  • A free holiday concert featuring a mixed-voice choir of 50 vocalists will be held at 7 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Second Street in Harrisville. This musical event will include songs, hymns and sentiments of the season. Sponsored by the Thunder Bay Arts Council Choir.
- DECEMBER -
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
  • Lincoln Festival of Lights. Santa Claus comes to the Lincoln Train depot, while Christmas carols are heard at the fire hall. The Lincoln Lions serve free hot dogs, chips, coffee and hot chocolate. A bonfire warms those waiting for a hayride around town. Contact Rich Gillies at (989) 335-1682 or rgillies@charter.net for details.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2

  • Christmas in the Village will be held in Harrisville. A holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maria Hall adjacent to St. Anne Catholic Church. Children's activities from noon to 2 p.m. at the Alcona County Library located west of the traffic light on M-72. Hayrides through town from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harrisville Arts Council building on Third Street. Cookie walks, crafts, bake sales and lunches served at various churches. For more information, call Christy Holmes at (989) 724-5549 or visit the chamber website at www.alconacountychamber.com.
  • Frosty's Festival of Gifts Christmas Bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Life Lutheran Church, 25 East Kirche In The Woods, Spruce. Holiday baked goods, pantry and handcrafted items, notecards, frozen foods, wooden craft items, and fresh green floral arrangements. Luncheon served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The church is located south of White Pines Golf Course off Hubbard Lake Road.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5

  • The MEA-Retired 14A will meet at 10 a.m. at the Alpena Public Library, 211 North First Avenue. There will be potluck lunch at noon. Bring a dish to pass and a quality item for the scholarship fund silent auction. Call (989) 356-4551 or (800) 587-5545 for details.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

  • Alcona County Baby Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Raphael Church, 2531 East F-30 in Mikado. Formula, diapers, toys, new and gently used shoes and clothing available to residents of Alcona County with newborns through age four. Layettes are available for the eighth month. Santa Claus will there from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with goodies for clients.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

  • A fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Maria Hall behind St. Anne Catholic Church in Harrisville. Take-outs available.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10

  • The Sunrise Ringers will perform their Winter Celebration concert at 3 p.m. at the Harrisville United Methodist Church on US-23 north of the light. There is no charge but donations will be accepted.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15

  • Living nativity, a beautiful reenactment of the Christmas story with live actors and animals set in an outdoor stable, will be held at 7 p.m. at Tri-Point Church of God, 500 South Brook Street in Alpena. Warm up with hot cocoa, cookies and carols inside after the program. This is a free family event.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16

  • Living nativity, a beautiful reenactment of the Christmas story with live actors and animals set in an outdoor stable, will be held at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Tri-Point Church of God, 500 South Brook Street in Alpena. Warm up with hot cocoa, cookies and carols inside after the program. This is a free family event.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18

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


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