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 - JULY -

SATURDAY, JULY 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. 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.
  • Food Truck Fun at the Harbor. Farm to Fork Alcona will bring the tastes of selected food truck chefs to the Harrisville Harbor. Contact Will St. John at (989) 736-3000 for details.
  • Mikado Days! Parade, car cruise, craft show, 1860s era baseball game, fire department Jaws of Life demonstration, kid's carnival games, bouncie, waterslides, Eastern Star food sale, FFA pancake breakfast and much more. Contact Micki at (989) 965-1291 for additional details.

MONDAY, JULY 16

  • 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. Call Joanne at (989) 255-7880 for details.

TUESDAY, JULY 17

  • "Shanty Boy" presented by Michael Deren. In this highly entertaining program Deren becomes the lumberjack shanty boy, Jim Murphy, as he recreates the great lumber boom of the nineteenth century. Using a concertina, button accordion, bones and fiddle he will involve you in a memorable lumber camp experience. This event will be held at 1 p.m. at Lumbermans Monument, 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. For more information, call (989) 362-8971.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

  • Maple Syrup Melodies presented by Thornapple Woodlands will be held at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 1:30 p.m. Learn the legend of maple syrup and how it is produced at this family friendly event. Experience tapping and savor syrup on ice cream. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.
  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavillion. A performance by the Oxymorons Band will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. For your own comfort, bring chairs or blankets. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

  • An Intro to Archery Program will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the day use pavilion at Harrisville State Park. This program includes a brief history of archery, introduction to archery equipment and safety procedures, and hands-on target shooting (each participant shoots 10 arrows). A Recreation Passport is required for entry to the park. Call (989) 724-5126 for details.

FRIDAY, JULY 20

  • 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.
  • Family Movie Night on the Beach at Harrisville State Park. Featuring the Disney movie Cars. Starts at dusk and is free to all. A Recreation Passport is required for entry into the park. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. This event is sponsored by the Alcona County Chamber of Commerce and the Oscoda Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

SATURDAY, JULY 21

  • The 19th annual Pat Copland Golf Classic will be held at the Serradella Course at Lakewood Shores at 10:30 a.m. Entry forms will be available at the course and Wurtsmith Air Museum. Cost is $65 for 18 holes, cart, lunch and prizes. The golf course is located at 7751 Cedar Lake Road in Oscoda. Call (989) 739-7555 for details.
  • The 25th annual Sunrise Side Wine & Food Festival provides an afternoon of sampling from Michigan vintners, breweries and area restaurants. This event begins at noon and runs until 6 p.m. under the big tent at the Harrisville Harbor. Visit www.alconacountychamberofcommerce.com for additional information or call (989) 724-5107.
  • A Summer Garden Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Alpena. Tickets are $10 and will be available for purchase at Neiman's and Prattscape in Alpena. All proceeds go toward fulfilling the Alpena Garden Club mission statement. Call Ann Speaks at (989) 354-8110 for details.
  • A roast pork and turkey dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 5462 West Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard Lake. Cost is $12 per person, $5 for children ages five through 12, under five are free. A family rate of $30 is also available. Dine in air conditioned comfort. Wheelchair accessible. Take-outs available. Proceeds go to Build Hope.

SUNDAY, JULY 22

  • 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 and have fun. There will be a $1 collection to defray costs. Call Elaine at (305) 395-0237 for details.
  • Maritime Sketch-in. Learn to sketch Great Lakes scenes and subject matter from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Museum. Drawing materials and coaching are free. Presented by the Alcona Historical Society and the WaterWays Art and Journaling Project. Call (989) 724-6297 for more information.
  • The Adventures of Paul Vacation Bible School will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 5462 Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard Lake. The program will start at 5:30 p.m. with a light supper and end at 8 p.m. All ages and adult classes. To register or for more information, call (989) 727-3206.

TUESDAY, JULY 24

  • Kid's Day! A day in the life of a forester. When humans make changes to the land, they always affect the wildlife and plants that live there. Join the forester to learn how to balance the needs of plants, animals and people when making decisions on how a forest is used. This program, enjoyed by children and adults, will be held at 1 p.m. at Lumbermans Monument, 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. Call (989) 362-8971 for details.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

  • 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 recieve 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.
  • Matt Emerick, mime, juggler and storyteller will present a "Read, Rock and Roll Variety Show" at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 1:30 p.m. Entertainment for all ages. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.
  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavillion. A performance by the Bandura Gypsies will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. For your own comfort, bring chairs or blankets. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.

THURSDAY, JULY 26

  • Selfie search Scavenger Hunt at Negwegon State Park from 2 to 3 p.m. Meet in the day use parking lot. Participants must bring their own smart device for photos. A valid Recreation Passport is required for entry to the park. Program may be cancelled due to severe weather. Call (989) 724-5126 for details.

SATURDAY, JULY 28

  • 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.

SUNDAY, JULY 29

  • The Adventures of Paul Vacation Bible School will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 5462 Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard Lake. The program will start at 5:30 p.m. with a light supper and end at 8 p.m. All ages and adult classes. To register or for more information, call (989) 727-3206.

TUESDAY, JULY 31

  • Kid's Day! Birds of prey. Learn all about raptors. During this program, falconer Jenny Schroeder will teach the audience about adaptations, behaviors, habitats and much more about these amazing birds. Please leave your pets at home. This event will be held at 1 p.m. at Lumbermans Monument, 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. Call (989) 362-8971.
  • Dining with the Docs from noon to 1 p.m. with guest speaker Denise Thompson at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Discussion will include food as medicine. A light lunch provided, no charge. Registration required. Call (989) 724-6796 for information or to register. Sponsored by the Alcona Health Center and Alcona County Library.

 - AUGUST -

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

  • Hawk Hill Raptors will present live birds of prey at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 1:30 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for additional information.
  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavillion. A performance by the Jon Archambault Band will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. For your own comfort, bring chairs or blankets. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.
  • Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will hold their membership meeting at 11 a.m. at the Ramada Inn on north US-23 in Alpena. Lunch will be served at noon, cost is $7. A representative from Blue Cross Blue Shield will be on hand to answer questions. Bring a can of food for the needy. For more information, call (989) 356-4959 or (989) 727-4080.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

  • A fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 2205 Alger 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, AUGUST 4

  • Boat Parade of Lights will be held at Brownlee Lake in the Village of Lincoln at 8 p.m. DJ will provide music. For more information, call (248) 694-1910.
  • WXTF-LP 2nd annual Fundraiser Concert will be held at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street from 2 p.m. to midnight. Call Tom Thomas at (979) 607-0187 for details.
  • Alcona Humane Society's annual dinner and silent auction will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the clubhouse on Lost Lake Woods Club north of Lincoln. Call (989) 726-7387 for details.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

  • 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.
  • The Adventure of Paul Vacation Bible School will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 5462 Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard Lake. The program will start at 5:30 p.m. with a light supper and end at 8 p.m. All ages and adult classes. To register or for information, call (989) 727-3206.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7

  • Civilian Conservation Corps Enrollee 1941 Program will be presented by Michael Deren at 1 p.m. Learn about the CCC and what it did for the young men who served their country during its nine year existence. This event is free and will be held at Lumbermans Monument, 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. Call (989) 362-8971 for details.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8

  • 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.
  • Acting Up Theatre brings their high energy, interactive theatrical show to the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 1:30 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.
  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavillion. A performance by the Ruby and the Retros will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. For your own comfort, bring chairs or blankets. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 - OCTOBER -

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.

 - NOVEMBER -

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.

 - DECEMBER -

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.


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