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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.

- OCTOBER -

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

  • A blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. Bring your Red Cross blood donor car or other form of positive identification. Call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org for details.

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.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

  • 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.
  • Free snowmobile safety class is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Footsite Groomer Barn. The building is located at 1870 River Road in Oscoda. Class is open to all, but any youth under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. It is designed to teach trail etiquette, proper riding gear, basic first aid, and the rules and regulations of proper snowmobile operation. The class is sponsored by the AuSable Valley TrailRiders who will provide a morning snack, lunch and bottled water. Parents and guardians may attend the class but space and class materials are limited, so pre-register by calling David Hanson at (989) 739-4711.
  • Smoke and Music on the River will be held at the Fletcher Street Depot, 124 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. A pig roast dinner will all the trimmings will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a performance by Music for You from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Two tickets are required for dinner ( a dinner ticket and an event ticket). The dinner ticket is $12 (tip included) per person and event tickets are $15 per person or two for $25 if purchased in advance. You may attend only the performance portion by purchasing only an event ticket. Sponsored by the Thunder Bay Arts Council.  For more information, call (989) 356-6678 or visit www.thunderbayarts.org.
  • A meeting to discuss House Bill 5013, a plan to reform no-fault auto insurance in the state of Michigan, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alpena County Library, 211 North First Avenue. State Representatives Sue Allor and Lana Theis will be on hand to answer questions.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

  • A Toys for Tots benefit will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Barton City Eagles, 671 Sanborn Road. A reuben, coleslaw, chips, pickle and dessert for $10 followed by a raffle and karaoke with Donna from 4 to 8 p.m. Call (989) 736-3050 for details.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23

  • A screening of "Our Fires Still Burn" in conjunction with the Native Voices traveling exhibit will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 North First Avenue. The program will be followed by a filmmaker question and answer period with Audrey Geyer. Call (989) 356-6188 ext. 25 or visit www.alpenalibrary.org for details.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24
  • A chronic disease self-management program will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln branch of the Alcona County Library, 330 Traverse Bay Road. Persons experiencing any type of chronic health condition or caring for someone with a chronic condition is encouraged to attend. Call (989) 358-4616 for details.
  • The Sunrise Gardening Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Guest welcome to attend. Call Becky Bean at (989) 724-6569 for details.
  • "Piecing Memories Together" a unique grief support group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Alpena Senior Center, 501 River Street in Alpena. Participants will have the opportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable bear or pillow from articles of their loved one's clothing. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required. To register, call (989) 358-1156.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

  • 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.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

  • Do you have ancestors who lived in Alabaster? Are some of them buried in the Alabaster Township Cemetery? The Huron Shores Genealogical Society is inviting everyone to the Alabaster Township Cemetery Walk at 4 p.m. in Alabaster on Benson Road. The event will feature 15 families who were the early families of the Alabaster area. The walk is free and open to the public. Water and snacks will be available. Dress for the weather. Contact the society at huronshoresgs@yahoo.com for details.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

  • A chronic disease self-management program will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln branch of the Alcona County Library, 330 Traverse Bay Road. Persons experiencing any type of chronic health condition or caring for someone with a chronic condition is encouraged to attend. Call (989) 358-4616 for details.
  • "Piecing Memories Together" a unique grief support group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Alpena Senior Center, 501 River Street in Alpena. Participants will have the opportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable bear or pillow from articles of their loved one's clothing. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required. To register, call (989) 358-1156.
  • An artists reception for the Northeast Michigan Artists' Guild will be held at 2 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Library. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.
  • "Pumpkins in the Parking Lot" a trick-or-treat event for children up to fifth grade will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 12365 US-23 South in Ossineke. Sponsored by Thrivent Action Teams.
- NOVEMBER -

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

  • Fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 2205 Alger in Mikado. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children six to 12 years old. No charge for children five and under.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

  • The 15th annual Battle of the Badges benefit hockey game will be held at 5 p.m. at Northern Lights Arena, 751 Woodward Avenue in Alpena. Call (989) 358-0652 or visit www.northernlightsarena.com for details.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
  • A chronic disease self-management program will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln branch of the Alcona County Library, 330 Traverse Bay Road. Persons experiencing any type of chronic health condition or caring for someone with a chronic condition is encouraged to attend. Call (989) 358-4616 for details.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

  • 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, NOVEMBER 11

  • Hope Lutheran Church Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Soup and salad luncheon includes a choice of homemade chicken noodle or cream of broccoli soup, salads, dessert and a beverage for $8 per person. A queen-size quilt, cross-stiched wall hanging and Christmas tree skirt will be raffled. Handmade crafts, Hope's famous horseradish, pasties, sauerkraut, pickled beets, pickles, and much more will be available for purchase. The church is located at 5462 West Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard Lake.
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.

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.

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.
- 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.

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.

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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