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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.

- JUNE -

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.

THURSDAY, JUNE 29

  • The public is invited to attend a free program on the history of Hubbard Lake and the surrounding areas from the 1600s to today at 1 p.m. at the South Shore Hubbard Lake Community Center located at 373 West Old Mount Maria Road. The guest speaker will be author Mike Cornelius. For more information, call the Association for Lifelong Learners at (989) 358-7207.

FRIDAY, JUNE 30

  • A benefit for Jessica Ross will be held at the Barton City Eagles, 671 Sanborn Road at 5 p.m. There will be raffles, food and music. Call (989) 335-3050 for details.
- JULY -
SATURDAY, JULY 1
  • July 4th Celebration in Harrisville kicks off with the 41st annual Children's Parade at 1 p.m., children are encouraged to decorate their bikes, wagons, scooters, pets, strollers and themselves and gather at Richard's Pharmacy at 12:30 p.m. The parade route is down Main Street to the Harrisville Harbor Park and Pavilion. Following the parade, a cold beverage, chips and apples will be distributed to children and there will be a performance by Jeffry Claus, all free of charge at the harbor park. This family-friendly entertainment will begin at 1:30 p.m. and include music, animal balloons and magic tricks. The afternoon will conclude with a bike giveaway - two 16 inch bikes - one boy's and one girl's will be awarded courtesy of Northeastern Window and Door. The Harrisville Lions' Duck Race fundraiser at the Mill Pond and Harrisville Harbor at 4 p.m. Fireworks are 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.
  • 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 at Lumbermans Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road at 11 a.m. The hike finishes at the beautiful sand dune overlook! Call (989) 362-8961 for details.

SUNDAY, JULY 2

  • Barton City's Biggest Little Fourth in the North is kicked off at 8 a.m. with breakfsat in the Park, sponsored by the Barton City Fire Department. It concludes at 11:30 a.m.
  • A celebration to honor Carl Smith for 50 years of dedicated service with the South Shore Fire Department in Hubbard Lake will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Acitivities include a Fourth of July parade at 9:30 a.m. where kids of all ages are welcome. Strollers, bicycles, golf carts, small floats, etc. are welcome. Line-up is at 9:15 a.m. The parade begins on Ann Street and will progress to the South Shore Fire Department Community Center. There will be a bounce house, face painting and goodie bags for children as well as a compli8mentary lunch of hot dogs, chips, beverage and dessert served from aa a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the community center. An award ceremony for Smith will be held at noon. Residents of the South Shore community are welcome to share stories and photos of Smith. For more information, e-mail sshlfiredept@gmail.com.

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.
  • Barton City's celebration of the Biggest Little Fourth in the North features horseshoe qualifying form 11:30 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. in the park. At 1 p.m. the Earl Cordes Horseshoe Tournament begins - three divisions with qualifications require play. At 6 p.m. the beer tent opens and at 7 p.m. DJ "Reeling in the Years" begins and plays until midnight. Attendees are encouraged to dress up to the theme of "All American Night." Prizes will be awarded to the two best dressed at 10 p.m.

TUESDAY, JULY 4

  • Barton City's Biggest Little Fourth in the North celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a parade line-up at the VFW Post. The parade begins at 11 a.m. Following the parade, there will be food available, kids' inflatables and games, vendors and concessions. At 1 p.m. there are kids races and music in the beer tent. At 2 p.m. the sawdust pile and grease pole events begin. At 6 p.m music begins with DJ "Reeling in the Years." Fireworks begin at dusk.
  • Glennie Fourth of July celebration begins with a carnival at noon at the baseball field and goes until 3:30 p.m. There will be abook adoption held at the Curtis Township Library, 4884 Bamfield Road in Glennie from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (989) 735-2601. The Fourth of July parade begins at 2 p.m. Fireworks are at dusk at the baseball fields on F-30 in Glennie.

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.
  • Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will meet at 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall located at 2900 Connon in Alpena. A representative from Blue Cross Blue Shield will be on hand to answer questions. Lunch will be served at noon. Bring a can of food for the needy. For reservations and information, call (989) 356-4959 or (989) 727-4080.
  • Kid's Day! Have you ever used a Pulaski, been inside a fire shelter or handled the hose of a fire truck? Learn how firefighters do their jobs and about the equipment they use at 1 p.m., then watch for a visit from Smokey! Free face painting with Razmatattz to follow. These events will be held at Lumbermans Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. Call (989) 362-8961 for details.

FRIDAY, JULY 7

  • Civilian Conservation Corps Enrollee 1941 program will be presented at 1 p.m. by Michael Deren. Learn about the CCC and what it did for the young men who served their country during its nine year existence (1933-1942). This program is for all ages and will be held at Lumbermans Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. Call (989) 362-8961 for details.
  • Family Movie Night at the Harbor will feature "Secret Life of Pets" starting at dusk at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion in Harrisville. Attendees ar encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and snacks as seating is on the lawn. This free event is sponsored by the Oscoda Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and Oscoda Township DDA in conjunction with the Alcona County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the chamber at alconacountychamberofcommerce@gmail.com.
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.
  • 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 annual Tiger Classic Golf Scramble to benefit the Alcona Football Program will be held at Spring Hills Loggers Trace Golf Course in Harrisville at 9 a.m. Registration can be done at the course or by calling Jason Somers at (989) 335-5323.
  • Shanty Boy presented by Michael Deren at 1 p.m. at Lumbermans Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. Journey into Michigan's lumbering and immigrant past and join Shanty Boy, Jim Murphy, as he recreates the great lumber boom of the nineteenth century. Using a concertina, button accordion, bones and fiddle, Murphy will involve you in a memoriable lumber camp experience. This program is for all ages. Call (989) 362-8961 for details.
  • Dinner and Dancing! Spend an evening with Elvis at the Lincoln Senior Center located at 207 Church Street. Dinner at 6 p.m. Elvis (Brian Dixon) will play from 7 to 10 p.m. or longer. Cost is $15 per person. Dinner includes ham, potato salad, baked beans, and dessert. Coffee and water provided. (byob) All proceeds will go to veterans of Alcona County.

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.

TUESDAY, JULY 11

  • Shanty Boy presented by Michael Deren at 1 p.m. at Lumbermans Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. Journey into Michigan's lumbering and immigrant past and join Shanty Boy, Jim Murphy, as he recreates the great lumber boom of the nineteenth century. Using a concertina, button accordion, bones and fiddle, Murphy will involve you in a memoriable lumber camp experience. This program is for all ages. Call (989) 362-8961 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.
  • 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.
  • Roast pork and turkey dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 5462 West Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard Lake. The menu includes roast pork and turkey with homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, homemade breads, pies, desserts, coffee, iced tea and lemonade. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children ages five through 12, $30 family rate. No charge for children under age five. Dine in air condidtioned comfort. Wheelchair accessible and take-outs will be available. Proceeds go to "Build Hope."
  • Hike the Discovery Trail with a ranger and learn about forest management, local wildlife and plant life at Lumbermans Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road at 11 a.m. The hike finishes at the beautiful sand dune overlook! Call (989) 362-8961 for details.
  • First American tools. Do you have an interest in primitive survival skills? Would you enjoy learning how these skills shaped our culture and land? This program includes hands-on time with primitive tools will be held at Lumbermans Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road at 1 p.m. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

TUESDAY, JULY 18

  • Birds of Prey. Learn about falcons, hawks and owls from falconer, Jenny Schroeder at 1 p.m. The program will include information about the biology and habitat of these amazing birds. Live birds are part of the presentation. Please leave your pets at home. This event is open to all ages and will be held at Lumbermans Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. Call (989) 362-8961 for details. 

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.
  • 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.

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.

SATURDAY, JULY 29

  • 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.
- AUGUST -
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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.

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.
- 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, 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.

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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

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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