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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 -

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.
  • The 3rd annual Alpena Book Festival will be held in downtown Alpena. A full day event that will include author meet and greet opportunities and panel discussions. A total of 25 authors will be participating, touching on inspriational writing, poetry, young adult, science fiction, literary fiction, mystery, Michigan based fiction and non-fiction. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (989) 356-6188 extension 25.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

  • A blood drive will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Lafarge Corp. North America Maintenance conference room, 1435 Ford Avenue in Alpena. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information, call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.
  • General Motors Sunrise Side Salaried Retirees of Northeast Michigan will hold their regular monthly luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn, 1000 US-23 North in Alpena. Sgt. Keith Myers from the Alcona County Sheriff Department will be the guest speaker. Reservations and payment in advance. Contact Chuck Griffin at (989) 727-3350 or David Dionne at (989) 736-6473 for details.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

  • A film discussion class "Reeling with Laughter" by Professor John Blakemore will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Movie, plus discussion and free popcorn. Co-sponsored by Inspiration Alcona. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

  • Enjoy an evening of history, stories and science of the stars from 6:45 to 10 p.m. at Negwegon State Park. Bring a blanket, chair, and a flashlight covered with a red cloth or red tape. Directions to Negwegon State Park are from US-23 turn east on Black River Road, turn north on Sandhill Trail. A Recreation Passport is required for entry into the park. This event is sponsored by Friends of Negwegon Park. For more information, call (989) 724-5126.
  • The Barton City Eagles will host a benefit pizza night for Toys for Tots from 5 to 8 p.m. at 671 Sanborn Road. Cost is $10 per cheese pizza with one item. Call (989) 736-3050 for details.
  • Disco party roller skating with the Shipwreck Alley Rollers from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Northern Lights Arena, 751 Woodward Avenue in Alpena. Admission is $4, bring your own skates or rent a pair for $2. Call (989) 358-0652 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.
  • Inspiration Alcona will host a culinary arts workshop at Loggers Trace-Springport Hills Golf Course Clubhouse, 5184 Springport Road in Harrisville. The event starts at 2 p.m. and will include a mini farmers market, live music and a chef-prepared dinner inspired by produce and meats obtained from the farms and fields of Alcona County. For more information, visit InspirationAlcona.org.
- OCTOBER -
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3
  • A chronic disease self-management program will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln branch of the Alcona County Library, 330 Traverse Bay Road. Persons experiencing any type of chronic health condition or caring for someone with a chronic condition is encouraged to attend. Call (989) 358-4616 for details.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4

  • Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will meet at 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 2900 Connon in Alpena. A representative from Blue Cross Blue Shield will be present to answer questions. Bring a can of food for the needy. For more information, call (989) 356-4959 or (989) 727-4080.
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, OCTOBER 6

  • Fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 2205 Alger in Mikado. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children six to 12 years old. No charge for children five and under.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

  • 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.
  • Applefest Arts and Crafts featuring a craft sale, homemade hot apple dumplings with caramel sauce, ice cream, local apples, cider, honey, jams and more will be held at Brush Creek Mill, 121 State Street in Hillman. The event will be held all day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (989) 742-2527 or visit www.brushcreekmill.com.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10
  • A chronic disease self-management program will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln branch of the Alcona County Library, 330 Traverse Bay Road. Persons experiencing any type of chronic health condition or caring for someone with a chronic condition is encouraged to attend. Call (989) 358-4616 for details.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • A coat drive sponsored by My Brother's Hope and Kerry Scott-Caledonia Township clerk. Start collecting new or like-new coats, snow pants and winter gloves for infants to adult and drop them off at the Caledonia Township Community Center, 6461 Gillard Road in Spruce or My Brother's Hope, 76 North Barlow Road from 9 a.m. to noon.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 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 fellowship, inspiration and quilting ideas. For more information, call Joanne at (989) 255-7880.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17
  • A chronic disease self-management program will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln branch of the Alcona County Library, 330 Traverse Bay Road. Persons experiencing any type of chronic health condition or caring for someone with a chronic condition is encouraged to attend. Call (989) 358-4616 for details.

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.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

  • 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, OCTOBER 24
  • A chronic disease self-management program will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln branch of the Alcona County Library, 330 Traverse Bay Road. Persons experiencing any type of chronic health condition or caring for someone with a chronic condition is encouraged to attend. Call (989) 358-4616 for details.
  • The Sunrise Gardening Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Guest welcome to attend. Call Becky Bean at (989) 724-6569 for details.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

  • 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, OCTOBER 31

  • A chronic disease self-management program will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln branch of the Alcona County Library, 330 Traverse Bay Road. Persons experiencing any type of chronic health condition or caring for someone with a chronic condition is encouraged to attend. Call (989) 358-4616 for details.
- NOVEMBER -

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

  • Fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 2205 Alger in Mikado. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children six to 12 years old. No charge for children five and under.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

  • The 15th annual Battle of the Badges benefit hockey game will be held at 5 p.m. at Northern Lights Arena, 751 Woodward Avenue in Alpena. Call (989) 358-0652 or visit www.northernlightsarena.com for details.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
  • A chronic disease self-management program will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln branch of the Alcona County Library, 330 Traverse Bay Road. Persons experiencing any type of chronic health condition or caring for someone with a chronic condition is encouraged to attend. Call (989) 358-4616 for details.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

  • 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.
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.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 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 fellowship, inspiration and quilting ideas. For more information, call Joanne at (989) 255-7880.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

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

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

  • 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.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 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 fellowship, inspiration and quilting ideas. For more information, call Joanne at (989) 255-7880.


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