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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 -

MONDAY, APRIL 16

  • White Pine Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 North Second Street in Harrisville. jon 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.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

  • A three-on-three basketball tournament for girls and boys, sixth through twelfth grade, will be held in the Alcona High School gyms. All day tournament, check-in time 8:30 a.m. Cost per team is $25, three to five players per team. Matching shirts (same color) required. Register via phone or e-mail by April 18; matrixpastors@gmail.com or (989) 787-2154.
  • A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Mikado Days will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 2205 South Alger Street in Mikado. All-you-can-eat; adults $8, children ages six through 12 $5, no charge for chidlren ages five and under. There will also be a silent auction and raffles.
  • Family Fun and Safety Day. The 3rd annual Safety Day is a day of fun, safety, and giveaways. The event will be held at Alcona Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Alcona Health Center Tiger Extension Clinic and CANPAC. 

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

  • The Sunrise Ringers Spring Handbell Concert will be held at the Ossineke United Methodist Church  at 4 p.m. For more information, call Margaret at (989) 736-3025.
  • Music at the library presents: Girl on a Boat. This duo features one of the upper peninsula's well-known folk artists, Troy Graham (lead guitar and vocals) accompanied by strong vocalist and songwriter, Emily Susan Smith. Together they have a unique harmonizing quality and captivating stage presence, playing traditional classic folk and gospel songs along with original folk tunes. This event will be held at the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 North First Avenue at 2 p.m. No charge for admission. Call (989) 356-6188 for details.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

  • Alcona GospelFest will be held at the Harrisville United Methodist Church, 217 North State Street.. Practice with the ecumenical choir from noon to 5 p.m. A dinner prepared by the church will be served from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. Community concert at 6:30 p.m. Donations accepted. A registration form and information for singers are available at inspirationalcona.org or call (989) 724-7902.

 - MAY -

FRIDAY, MAY 4

  • First Friday Folk will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Harrisville United Methodist Church, 217 North State Street. For all musicians and those who love listening to acoustic, here is a great way to enjoy folk and traditional music. There will be opportunities to play with other musicians, learn new and old music, sing songs or listen and join in. Inspiration alcona will be providing refreshements. Songwriters are encouraged to attend and share their original music. Everyone is welcome.

SUNDAY, MAY 6

  • The Alcona Spring Into Summer Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ARA site (county fairgrounds) in Lincoln. The expor allows small businesses and organizations a place to show what they do. Cost is $5 per table. Contact Kevin at (989) 335-0307 or Bill at (989) 724-5077 for details.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

  • 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.

SATURDAY, MAY 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. Call (989) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546 for details.

SUNDAY, MAY 13

  • A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held at the Barton city VFW Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. This event will help fund a scholarship to be given to an Alcona High School Graduate. Contact Bill at (989) 335-3895 for details.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 19-20

  • Community Appreciation Weekend sponsored by the Wurtsmith Air Museum. Free admission for all visitors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The museum is located at 4071 East Van Ettan Street in Oscoda. For more information, call (989) 739-7555.

MONDAY, MAY 21

  • 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.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

  • Sunrise Community Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church, 13508 Hubbard Lake Road in 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 required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.

SATURDAY, MAY 26

  • Meet Me at the Depot! Families Doing History Day at the Lincoln Depot Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sample activities and hobbies that connect your family to local history. Presented by the Alcona Historical Society and other area organizations. Contact Jim Berry at (989) 724-6297 for details.

 - JUNE -

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 1-3

  • Lincoln Lions 36th annual Lake Trout and Salmon Tournament. Three-day STIHL, prizes for largest fish of each species. 16th annual Women's Classic with teams of three vying for the heaviest catch. 34th annual Budweiser Super Tournament with teams of four competing for the heaviest catch. Contact Mark at (989) 736-8151 days, (989) 255-6324 evenings or mfeldhiser@alconatool.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

  • Michigan notable author Jack Driscoll will discuss his book "The Goat Fish and the Lover's Knot" at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 1 p.m. Boooks will be available for signing. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Library. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

SATURDAY, JUNE 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. Call (989) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546 for details.

TUESDAY, JUNE 12

  • The grand opening of the Reading Garden & Book Trail will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library. Refreshments provided. call (989) 724-6796 for details.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

  • Sunrise Community Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church, 13508 Hubbard Lake Road in 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 required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

  • Community-wide Garage Sale. In this annual event, residents in the Harrisville area and beyond put out their "treasures" for sale. A map of sale locations is available a few days beforehand. Call (989) 724-6384 for details.

MONDAY, JUNE 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 quilting ideas, fellowship and inspiration. Quilters both new and experienced are invited to join or visit. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JUNE 22-23

  • Oscoda Veterans Park Musicfest. An evening of entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m. Donation $10 each evening. Funds will be used toward the completion of the park. There will be a free car show and the Michigan Fallen Military Memorial will be on display. This event will be held at Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park located at 4000 North Skeel Avenue in Oscoda.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 22-24

  • Brownlee Lake Association's Texas Hold 'Em fundraiser tournament will be held at Vista Lanes, 5214 US-23 in Oscoda. For times and other details, call Kathy Putsky at (989) 736-8747.
  • Welcome Home Weekend, World War II Encampment and the 25th anniversary of the Wurtsmith Air Force Base closure will be held at the Wurtsmith Air Museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission for adults is $5, $3 for children under 12 years, free admission for active military and children under the age of five. The museum is located at 4071 East Van Ettan Street in Oscoda. Call (989) 739-7555 for details.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

  • Lincoln Lions 11th annual Golf Scramble. Twenty 4-person teams compete in a scramble format for merchandise prizes. Golf at noon at Logger's Trace-Springport Hills Golf Course in Harrisville. Dinner follows with raffles and entertainment. Contact Don at (734) 231-5103 or dlarkin0129@yahoo.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24

  • Kids in the Logging  Camp! Kids hands-on activities that explore living in a 1907 logging camp and forestry today. This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sturgeon Point Lighthouse Museum's Bailey Log School. Sponsored by the Alcona Historical Society and the Alcona Conservation District. For more information, call Jim Berry at (989) 724-6297.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

  • Sunrise Community Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church, 13508 Hubbard Lake Road in 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 required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.
  • The Exotic Zoo visits the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 1:30 p.m. The Exotic Zoo Animal Show is a hands-on fun and educational experience. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.

 - JULY -

WEDNESDAY,JULY 4

  • Barton City's 4th of July Parade at 11 a.m. followed by kids games, music, food vendor area and beer tent in the park. Fireworks at dusk. Contact Bill at (989) 335-3895 for details.

SATURDAY, JULY 7 

  • The 42nd annual Children's Parade in Harrisville at 1 p.m. Decorate your bike, stroller or just yourself. Gather at Richard's Pharmacy at 12:30 p.m. and parade down Main Street. Contact Mary Lou Webb at (989) 724-6497 for details.
  • Smokey Bear at the Harrisville State Park. Photo opportunities at 11 a.m. then follow Smokey into Harrisville to watch or particpate in the annual kid's parade. A current Recreation Passport is required to enter the park. Call Eric at (989) 724-5126 for details.
  • Fireworks at dusk at the Harrisville Harbor. Come early and enjoy music by Rex Manning. For more information, call the Alcona county Chamber of Commerce at (989) 724-5107.
  • Harrisville Lions annual Duck Race fundraiser at the Mill Pond and Harrisville Harbor at 11 a.m. For more information, call Art Laatz at (989) 724-7590.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 7-8

  • Arts and Craft Fair at the Craftmakers' Cabin located at the M-72 and US-23 intersection in Harrisville. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (734) 904-0108 for details.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

  • The Storytellers will perform at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 1:30 p.m. Experience musical selections, captivating stories and hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world. 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 Boogie 2 Shooz 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.

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.

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.

 - AUGUST -

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.

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.

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.

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.

 - SEPTEMBER -

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.

 - 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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