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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 -

TUESDAY - SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 - 19
  • Alcona County Fair Week. Animals, rides, horse shows, bump and run, monster truck rides. Many more events and activities happening throughout the week at the fairgrounds located on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Contact Kevin Boyat (989) 335-0307 for details.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16

  • 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. Visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

  • Alcona Masonic Lodge Golf Outing at Loggers Trace-Springport Hills Golf Course in Harrisville at 9 a.m. For more information, call Mike Kerr (989) 657-1657.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Everything is grown or made locally. Call (989) 724-5077 for details.
  • Hike the Discovery Trail with a ranger and learn about forest management, local wildlife and plant life. This event will be held at 11 a.m. at Lumbermans Monument, 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. The hike will finish at the sand dune overlook. Call (989) 362-8961 for details.
  • Singer and songwriter Dickey Lee will star in the annual Sunrise Side Country Music Show at the Oscoda High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $23 at the door. Call the ticket hotline at (800) 205-7174 for details.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21

  • A blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 817 Sable Street in Alpena. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. Visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 & 26

  • Lincoln Lions 19th annual Antique and Classic Car Show. Parking lot party and cruise on Friday at 5 p.m. in the Alcona Motors lot. On Saturday, antique and classic vehicles are displayed along Lake Street in Lincoln. Pancake and sausage breakfast served by the Lincoln Fire Department Auxiliary. Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, and roasted corn served by the Lincoln Lions. Fifties music and raffles during the day. For more information, call Chris Scully at (989) 736-3252 days or  e-mail chrisdscully@yahoo.com evenings.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Everything is grown or made locally. Call (989) 724-5077 for details.
  • Farm Heritage Day starts at noon south of M-72 near the Clemens and Campbell Road area in Harrisville. Events include threshing, binder and plowing demonstrations, antique tractor displays and a raffle. A lunch will provided, free-will offerings accepted. Sponsored by the Alcona Classic Tractor and Engine Club. Call Joe French at (989) 335-1667 for details.

MONDAY, AUGUST 28

  • ReStore and Urban Leaf Lumber will host an open house from noon to 5 p.m. at 400 West Chisholm Street in Alpena. Meet the lumberjacks, see woodcutting demonstrations, learn about Urban Leaf Lumber and how to use it. This event is free and family friendly. 
- SEPTEMBER -
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
  • Special Ants and Friends Storytime Picnic at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Storytime from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.
  • Fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 2205 Alger in Mikado. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages six to 12 years old, no charge for children ages five and under.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Everything is grown or made locally. Call (989) 724-5077 for details.
  • The 14th 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. Other events include a co-ed baseball game and a bake sale at St. Gabriel Catholic Church. For more information, call (989) 471-8518.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 & 3

  • Harmony Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival. Hundreds of vendors, unique handcrafted items, music on the hill, a concert, food and a parade. Fun for the entire family. Contact Carolyn Merkel (989) 724-1197 for details.

THURSDAY - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7-10

  • Alcona Arts Retreat. A set of three-day workshops starts on Thursday night with a party. Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning are class times in one of these four workshops: experimental watercolor, visual journaling, portrait painting, or making jewelry from silver clay. The retreat ends with a farewell cook-out. All events are centered at Lost Lake Woods Club north of Lincoln. Details available at www.InspirationAlcona.org or call Will St. John at (989) 736-3000.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 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.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
  • 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. For more information, call (989) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546.
  • Sunrise Gardening Club Fall plant sale at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Contact Becky Bean at (989) 724-6569 for details.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Everything is grown or made locally. Call (989) 724-5077 for details.
  • An evening of acoustic music with Neil Woodward and the international touring duo, Suzanne and Jim will be held at 7 p.m. at the Alcona High School auditorium. Admission is $10 per person or $30 per family in advance or at the door. Tickets are available at Alcona School offices or the Harrisville and Lincoln branches of the Alcona County Library. Proceeds from this benefit performance will go the Alcona Schools band. Sponsored by Inspiration Alcona.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 & 10

  • The 11th annual Go Get Outdoors Program 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 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Harrisville State Park. Pre-registration is required. Call (989) 724-5126 for information and to register. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

  • 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, SEPTEMBER 16

  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Everything is grown or made locally. Call (989) 724-5077 for details.
  • Hope's Harvest Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 5462 West Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard Lake. Menu includes roast chicken, homemade meatballs and stuffing, vegetable trays, pies and desserts and much more. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children ages five through 12, family rate is $30 and children under the age of five eat for free. Dine-in air conditioned comfort. Wheelchair accessible. Take-outs available. All proceeds go to Build Hope.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Everything is grown or made locally. Call (989) 724-5077 for details.
  • The 3rd annual Alpena Book Festival will be held in downtown Alpena. A full day event that will include author meet and greet opportunities and panel discussions. A total of 25 authors will be participating, touching on inspriational writing, poetry, young adult, science fiction, literary fiction, mystery, Michigan based fiction and non-fiction. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (989) 356-6188 extension 25.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Everything is grown or made locally. Call (989) 724-5077 for details.
- OCTOBER -
THURSDAY - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5-8
  • Lost Lake Writers Retreat. A set of three day workshops begin on Thursday night with a party. Friday and Saturday are seminars and work time.The retreat ends with a farewell brunch and student readings on Sunday. All events are centered at Lost Lake Woods Club north of Lincoln. For more information, visit www.InspirationAlcona.org or call Will St. John (989) 736-3000.

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13-15

  • The 6th annual Haunted Halloween Weekend at Harrisville State Park. Weekend activities include children's games, site decorating contest and trick-or-treating for campground guests; haunted hayrides and spooky haunted trail. Fun for all ages. Contact Eric Ostrander at (989) 724-5126 for details.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
  • 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. For more information, call (989) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

  • 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.

- 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.
- DECEMBER -
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
  • Lincoln Festival of Lights. Santa Claus comes to the Lincoln Train station, 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 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Harrisville. Over 30 vendors selling handcrafted items will be at Maria Hall behind St. Anne Catholic Church. Special activities at local churches around town. For more information, call Christy Holmes at (989) 724-5549.


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