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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.

 - SEPTEMBER -

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

  • White Pine Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 N. 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, SEPTEMBER 19

  • Pizza night fundraiser at the Backwoods Bistro in Lincoln from 3 to 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and includes pizza, salad, breadsticks and a beverage. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a Chinese auction with new prizes every hour. This event is sponsored by the Alcona High School Spanish Club raising money to support their trip to Peru.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

  • Anyone interested in amateur radio emergency or public service communications is invited to attend the Alcona County Amateur Radio Group meeting at the EMS building located at 2600 M-72, Harrisville, starting at 6:30 p.m. Free refreshments will be served. Visit www.alconaradio.org or call (989) 724-5550 for details.

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.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

  • Hope's Harvest Dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 5462 West Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard Lake. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children ages five through 12, family rate is $30, and under age five eat for free. Take-outs available. Proceeds go to Build Hope.
  • The Quirky Quilters Quilt Guild will host a "Harvest of Quilts" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Richardson Elementary School on River Road in Oscoda. Featuring over 200 quilts, a raffle of handmade quilted items, four vendors and ongoing demonstrations. Admission is $5 for adults, children younger than age 12 admitted free.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

  • 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 is required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.

 - OCTOBER -

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5

  • A fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 2205 Alger St. in Mikado. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages six through 12, five and under eat for free. Call (989) 736-9526 for details.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 - 7

  • The 3rd annual Lost Lake Writers Retreat. Learn poetry or prose from six experienced and widely published author/teachers. Novelists Jacquelyn Mitchard and Michael Zadoorian; poets Cecilia Woloch, Jack Ridl and Kathleen McGookey and songwriter Emily Rose. Contact Will St. John at (989) 736-3000 for details.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

  • Blessing of the Animals. To celebrate St. Francis Day, all pets and their owners are invited to a brief ceremony followed by an individual blessing at 11 a.m. This year's event will be held at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Mikado. Call Sue Wander at (989) 335-4054 for details.
  • Opening reception for Waterways Art Exhibit. A water-themed juried art exhibit in anticipation of Alcona County Library's November-December waterways presentation from the Smithsonian. Separate judging for adults, teens and elementary students. Contact Judith St. John at (989) 736-3000 for details. Sponsored by Inspiration Alcona.
  • Art in the Yard. Featuring a make and take pumpkin painting project at Dragonfly Art Gallery on Main Street in Harrisville. Call Lynne Freitag at (989) 464-7306 for details.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10

  • 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 is required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 - 14

  • Harrisville State Park Haunted Halloween Weekend! Come enjoy a frightfully fun outdoor experience. Weekend activities include children's games, a site decorating contest, trick-or-treating, haunted hayride and a spooky haunted trail. The event offers fun for all ages, so come enjoy a great fall weekend on the shore of beautiful Lake Huron. A current Recreation Passport is required for entry into the park, but all events are free. This year's event sponsored by WZTF-97.9 FM. Contact Eric Ostrander at (989) 724-5126 for details.

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.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

  • Alcona Harvest Day Festival. Pumpkin Chunkin', food and games for the whole family from 1 p.m. to sundown at the ARA site (Alcona County Fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Call Bill at (989) 724-5077 for details.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

  • White Pine Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m.at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 N. 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.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

  • Swiss steak dinner at 4:30 p.m. at the Alcona Masonic Lodge, 316 E. Traverse Bay Road in Lincoln. Cost is $12 per person, $6 under age 12. For more information, call Art Laatz at (989) 724-5802.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

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

 - NOVEMBER -

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

  • 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 under eat for free. Call (989) 736-9526 for details.

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.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

  • 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 is required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

  • Hunter's Dinner at the Barton City VFW Hall at 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Barton City Improvement Association. Call Bill Lossing at (989) 335-3895 or lossing46wh@yahoo.com for details.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

  • Swiss steak dinner at 4:30 p.m. at the Alcona Masonic Lodge, 316 E. Traverse Bay Road in Lincoln. Cost is $12 per person, $6 under age 12. For more information, call Art Laatz at (989) 724-5802.
  • Grand opening of the traveling Smithsonian Art Exhibit Waterways at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Interactive displays, local history, art contest, watershed information, spekaers, programs and more at the six-week celebration of water. Sponsored by Michigan Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institute, and many local agencies. Contact Denise Bearre at (989) 724-6796 for additional information.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

  • White Pine Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 N. 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, NOVEMBER 28

  • 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 is required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.

 - DECEMBER -

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

  • Christmas in the Village from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Harrisville. Special events include over 40 vendors selling hand-crafted items at Maria Hall behind St. Anne Catholic Church. For more information, contact Christy Holmes at (989) 724-5549 or call the chamber office at (989) 724-5107.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2

  • Christmas decorating and a bonfire at the Barton City Park at noon. Contact Bill Lossing at (989) 335-3895 or lossing46wh@yahoo.com for additional information.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

  • Lincoln Festival of Lights. Santa Claus comes to the Lincoln Depot while Christmas carols are heard at the fire hall. The Lincoln Lions will be serving free hot dogs, chips, coffee and hot chocolate. A bonfire warms those waiting for a hayride around town. Call Rich Gillies at (989) 335-1682 for details.

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.
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Lincoln Senior Center from noon to 2 p.m. There will be cookies, drinks, a gift bag and free pictures with the Santa. Contact Dawn Perkins at (989) 736-8879 for details.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

  • 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 is required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

  • White Pine Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 N. 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, DECEMBER 26

  • 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 is required. Call (989) 727-3606 for details.


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