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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.

- APRIL -

TUESDAY, APRIL 25
  • 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 are welcome to attend. Call Becky Bean at (989) 724-6569 for details.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

  • The 18th annual Family Fun Fair will take place at Oscoda Area High School on River Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include a free lunch and door prize drawings. This free event, hosted by MSU Extension, aims to connect families to organizations that provide health, recreation, and family services while also providing fun and educational activities for kids. Call (989) 362-3449 for details.
  • Third annual Alcona GospelFest. Singers learn new music during an afternoon workshop with guest director Jean Wilson. An everyone-welcome dinner provided by the church followed by a free public concert at 6:30 p.m. Singers pay a $10 fee to cover the workshop, printing, snacks and dinner. This event will be held at the First Baptist Church, 202 East Main Street in Lincoln. Contact Will St. John at (989) 736-3000 for details. Sponsored by Inspiration Alcona.
  • The Detroit Lions will play the Iosco County Firefighters in the 24th annual Big Game at 7 p.m. at Tawas Area High School. Tickets are $18 in advance and $23 at the door. A special family ticket for mom, dad, and all the kids is $45. The highlight of the game is the halftime autograph session where tables are set up for the Lions to sign autographs and take pictures. For tickets or additional information, call (800) 205-7174. Proceeds go to the Iosco County Firefighters Association.
- MAY -
MONDAY, MAY 1
  • The planning committee for Mikado Days will meet at 7 p.m. at the Mikado Civic Center. Mikado Days will be held on July 8. Anyone interested in joining the planning committee, volunteering, providing entertainment or a service or to offer new ideas, is welcome to attend. The meetings are open to the public. Call (989) 736-7721 for details.

SATURDAY, MAY 6

  • The 3rd annual Family Fun and Safety Day will be held at Alcona Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Alcona Masonic Lodge will be offering child identification registration. A day of fun, safety and giveaways sponsored by Alcona Health Center Tiger Extension Clinic and CANPAC. Contact Kristin Benghauser at (989) 736-8716 for details.
  • Scottish and Scots-Irish genealogical research will be presented by Derek Blount from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Robert J. Parks Library in Oscoda. After a break for lunch, there will be opportunities to ask specific questions. There is no cost but registration is required. Bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert and water provided. Call (989) 739-9581 to register.

SUNDAY, MAY 7

  • Alcona Spring Into Summer Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ARA Site (county fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. The expo allows small businesses and organizations a place to show what they do. For additional information, contact Kevin Boyat at (989) 335-0307 or Bill Thompson at (989) 724-5077.

FRIDAY, MAY 12

  • 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, MAY 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. For more information, call (989) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546.

MONDAY, MAY 15

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

FRIDAY, MAY 19

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

TUESDAY, MAY 23

  • 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 are welcome to attend. Call Becky Bean at (989) 724-6569 for details.

SATURDAY, MAY 27

  • Sunrise Gardening Club's annual spring plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Annuals, perennials and other plant material will be available from local gardeners. Call Becky Bean at (989) 724-6569 for details.
- JUNE -
FRIDAY - SUNDAY, JUNE 2 - 4
  • Lincoln Lions 35th annual Lake Trout and Salmon Tournament. Three-day STIHL tournament, prizes for largest fish of each species. 16th annual Women's Classic with teams of three vying for the heaviest catch. 34th Budweiser Super Tournament with teams of four competing for the heaviest catch. Contact Mark Feldhiser (989) 736-8151 days or (989) 255-6324 evenings or mfeldhiser@alconatool.com.
MONDAY, JUNE 5
  • The planning committee for Mikado Days will meet at 7 p.m. at the Mikado Civic Center. Mikado Days will be held on July 8. Anyone interested in joining the planning committee, volunteering, providing entertainment or a service or to offer new ideas, is welcome to attend. The meetings are open to the public. Call (989) 736-7721 for details.

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

  • 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, JUNE 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. For more information, call (989) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546.
  • Walk Me Home 5k walk/run to raise awareness of the needs of foster children in northeast Michigan, and raise funding for programming which supports foster children in northeast Michigan. Contact Meg Nisbet (989) 356-4567 extension 223 for details.

FRIDAY, JUNE 16

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 17

  • Community-wide garage sale. All day event throughout Harrisville and the surrounding area. Maps available the day prior to the event at local businesses. Sponsored by the Alcona County Review. Call (989) 724-6384 for details.
  • Lincoln Lions 10th annual Golf Scramble. Twenty 4-person teams compete in a scramble format for merchandise prizes. Golf at noon at Logger's Trace at Springport Hills Golf Course. Dinner follows with raffles and entertainment. Contact Don Larkin at (734) 231-5103 or dlarkin0129@yahoo.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 22

  • Pinot and paint with Pat Bacon at Alcona Coffee Shop on Main Street in Harrisville from 6 to 9 p.m. Call (989) 464-7306 for details.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23

  • Watercolor journaling. Learn how to create a visual journal of your travels, whether you are going to an exotic location or just down the street. Artist Helen Kleczynski will share her watercolor journals and discuss logistics for journaling including tips fro working on location, how to select materials and demonstrate how to create a sketch of a local scene. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own sketch, using watercolors, colored pencils or graphite pencils. Contact Lynne Freitag (989) 464-7306 for details.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25

  • Log Cabin Day Celebration at Bailey School on the grounds of Sturgeon Point Lighthouse north of Harrisville from noon to 4 p.m. Fun for the entire family including a strawberry shortcake sale. Call (989) 736-3151 for details.
  • Rally for the Cure Golf Outing at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Glennie. Proceeds go to the fight against breast cancer. Contact Barbara or Jerome Orefice at (989) 735-3500 or (989) 735-2075 for details.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28

  • Cameron Zrarra brings comedy and magic to the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 1:30 p.m. Summer Reading 2017 begins this day, sign-up at any branch. Contact Denise Bearre (989) 724-6796.
- JULY -
SATURDAY, JULY 1
  • 4th of July Celebration in Harrisville kicks off with the 41st annual Children's Parade at 1 p.m., decorate your bike, stroller or just yourself and gather at Richard's Pharmacy at 12:30 p.m. and parade down Main Street. The Harrisville Lions' Duck Race fundraiser at the Mill Pond and Harrisville Harbor at 4 p.m. Fireworks at dusk at the Harrisville Harbor. Come early and enjoy music by Rex Manning. Contact the Alcona County Chamber of Commerce at (989) 724-5107 for details.
MONDAY, JULY 3
  • The planning committee for Mikado Days will meet at 7 p.m. at the Mikado Civic Center. Mikado Days will be held on July 8. Anyone interested in joining the planning committee, volunteering, providing entertainment or a service or to offer new ideas, is welcome to attend. The meetings are open to the public. Call (989) 736-7721 for details.

TUESDAY, JULY 4

  • Barton City's Biggest Little 4th in the North. Parade at 11 a.m. followed by kid's games, music, food, vendor area and beer tent in the park. Fireworks at dusk.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5

  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. A performance by Bear Berends and the Blue Water Ramblers will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. For your own comfort, bring chairs or blankets. Call (989) 724-6666 for details.
  • An animal adventure show which pairs stories with live animals will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.
SATURDAY, JULY 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. For more information, call (989) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546.
  • Mikado Days 2017. Parade, car cruise, craft show, 1860's era baseball game, fire department's Jaws of Life demonstration, carnival games, Eastern Star food sale, FFA pancake breakfast and much more. Contact Rita Sands or Yogi Yruegas at (989) 736-7721 for details.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 8 - 9

  • Harrisville's 22nd annual Antique & Collectibles Show. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 40 vendors under "the big tent" at the harbor in Harrisville. Something for serious collectors or those who just want to take a stroll through the past. Call (989) 335-1645 for details.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. A performance by Boogie 2Shooz will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. For your own comfort, bring chairs or blankets. Call (989) 724-6666 for details.
  • Get up close and personal with hawks, falcons and owls at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. This is a free program presented by Jenny Schroeder, wildlife educator and licensed falconer. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information.

SATURDAY, JULY 15

  • The 23rd annual Sunrise Side Wine & Food Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. under "the big tent" at the Harrisville Harbor. Enjoy an afternoon of sampling from Michigan vintners, breweries and area restaurants. For more information, call the Alcona County Chamber of Commerce at (989) 724-5107.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. A performance by the Oxymoron Band will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. For your own comfort, bring chairs or blankets. Call (989) 724-6666 for details.
  • Thornapple Woodlands Beekeeping brings the amazing life of the honey bee to the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street, at 1:30 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

FRIDAY, JULY 21

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

SATURDAY, JULY 22

  • Sunrise Gardening Club Garden Walk featuring up to seven beautiful gardens in Alcona County. For more information, call Ann Pringle (910) 691-7735 or Becky Bean (989) 724-6569.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. A performance by Ruby and the Retros will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. For your own comfort, bring chairs or blankets. Call (989) 724-6666 for details.
  • Flying Aces Pro Frisbee Team will entertain all ages on the front lawn of the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street, at 1:30 p.m. Free program. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.
- AUGUST -
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2
  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. A performance by the Donny Hartman Band will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. For your own comfort, bring chairs or blankets. Call (989) 724-6666 for details.
  • Classroom critters. Paul McCormack will bring animals from around the world to the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street at 1:30 p.m. Free program. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4

  • Frog Day Storytime and Craft for children at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Froggy crafts, stories and treats. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9

  • End of Summer Reading Party for children and teens at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street at 2 p.m. Turn in all reading logs and tickets before 2 p.m. for a chance to win prizes. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

  • Dynamic School Assemblies presents animals and our environment at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street at 10:30 a.m. This program featuring live exotic animals is free and fun for all ages. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
  • 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.
  • Historical Day at Sturgeon Point Lighthouse. Fun, family event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with antiques, games, special guests, dedication of a Marine City ship model and much more. Food available. Climb the tower for $3 per person.Contact Linda Klemens at (989) 727-4703 or lklemens@ymail.com for additional information.

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.

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.

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 chrisscully@yahoo.com evenings.
- 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.

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.
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.

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.
- 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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