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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.

 - OCTOBER -

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, OCTOBER 12

  • A short documentary film that highlights the journey of a young, contemporary Anishinaabe man in a birch bark canoe, will be presented at the Great Lake Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 7 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 and 13

  • 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.
  • Harrisville Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Richard's Pharmacy on Main Street. There will be music, entertainment, pumpkin and face painting, horse drawn carriage rides, cider and doughnuts and much more. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Tour the Cedarbrook Trout Farm as a Water/Ways pre-event. Tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Meet at the Cedarbrook Trout Farm on Lakeshore Drive, one-quarter mile north of US-23. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.
  • Harvest dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at Spruce Lutheran Church located three miles west of F-41. Cost is $10 per person, $5 for children ages five through 12 and children under five are free. Baked or fried chicken and all the trimmings including dessert and a beverage.
  • Huron Shores Genealogical Society fall program "French Canadians of Northeast Michigan" with Gerald Wykes will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Robert Parks Library, 6010 North Skeel Avenue in Oscoda. Morning snacks, coffee, water, a brown bag lunch and dessert will be provided. Registration required. Call (989) 739-9581 for details.
  • A walk for breast cancer sponsored by the Ossineke Aerie at 6448 US-23 North, approximately one mile north of Chippewa Point. Sign-in at 1 p.m. with a $10 donation (walking not required). Food, fun, and games provided. All proceeds to Alpena Cancer Center. Call Amy at (989) 727-2442 for details.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

  • A free snowmobile safety class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Footsite Groomer Barn located at 1870 River Road west of Oscoda. Class is open to all, but any youth under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The class is designed to teach trail etiquette, proper riding gear, basic first aid and the rules and regulations of proper snowmobile operation. The AuSable Valley Trailriders will provide a morning snack, lunch and bottled water. To register, call David Hanson at (989) 739-4711.

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.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

  • Coffee and converstaion about water and its effect on our lives, at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 10 a.m. to noon. Part of the Water/Ways and Third Coast discussion forum, sponsored by the Michigan Humanities Council. Free coffe, tea and an assortment of breakfast goodies.
  • A blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. Visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767 for details.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

  • Anyone interested interested in amateur radio emergency and public service communications is invited to attend the Alcona County Amateur Radio Group meeting at 2600 East M-72 (west of Harrisville) starting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Call (989) 724-5550 or visit alconaradio.org 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 3

  • Internationally renowned author, Mitch Albom, will make an afternoon appearance at the Fletcher Street Deport, 124 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at noon. General admission tickets for the event are $25 and will include a hardcover copy of his new book "The Next Person You Meet in Heaven." Tickets are available for purchase at George N. Fletcher Public Library in Alpena or visit www.alpenalibrary.org for additional information.

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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