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Calendar of Events

(Editor’s Note: Entries for Calendar are always welcome. They will be published in chronological order as space allows. Entries should be turned in at least two weeks prior to the date of the event. Events sponsored by businesses or individuals to make a profit or governmental units for meeting notification are not eligible for this free public service. Sorry, bingo, garage sales, raffle ticket sales, or political campaigning information is not eligible.)


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Needle crafters are making hats, scarves and more at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bring necessary supplies. Items made will be donated to local organizations for distribution.

Alcona woodcarvers will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the upstairs hall at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. All levels of woodcarvers including beginners are welcome.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Join fellow comrades at the veteran’s coffee hour from 9 to 11 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 North Second Street in Harrisville. All veterans welcome.

TOPS MI 1502 Mikado will meet at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2531 F-30 in Mikado. Weigh-in starts at 9:10 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. First meeting is free. Handicap accessible. Call (989) 736-8022, (989) 335-1107 or (989) 739-8600 for details.

Community Walking Club for everyone will meet at 9 a.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Thingiverse Thursday for Teenagers! Check out the exciting new S.T.E.M. Ozobots, Legos, and 3D printer at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. This project is funded with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.

Sanctuary Lecture Series – Lake Nation: People and the Fate of the Great Lakes, will be held at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Anyone interested in amateur radio emergency and public service communications is invited to attend the Alcona County Amateur Radio Group meeting at the EMS building located at 2600 East M-27 starting at 6:30 p.m. Free refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.alconaradio.org or contact Stan Darmofal at (989) 724-5550.

Northern Michigan Veterans Coalition will host an informational meeting at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 Second Street in Harrisville at 11 a.m. Ryan Sanderson, Northeast Regional Coordinator at Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency will provide information on resources available to veterans and their families and answer questions.

Discovery Day 2019 will be held at the Alpena Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 411 Long Rapids Plaza in Alpena from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. There will be classes and door prizes. This event is sponsored by the Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society and the Alpena Family History Center.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

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.

Swiss steak dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Alcona Masonic Lodge, 316 East Traverse Bay in Lincoln. Cost is $12 for adults, kids 12 and under half price.

An open house for featured artist Susie Morrell will be held at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, 127 West Chisholm Street in Alpena from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Reformers Unanimous, a faith-based addictions recovery program, will meet at the Greenbush Community Baptist Church, 2430 South State Street in Greenbush at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Wayne Whitten at (989) 335-0172.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Everything is local products.

Westminster Presbyterian Church is offering a Fall Color Tour on a chartered bus to Leelanau Peninsula. Cost is $40 per person which pays for the bus ride. There will be stops along the way, including lunch at The Cove in Leland. This is an all-day event. The bus will leave Harrisville at 8 a.m. and return around 7 p.m. For more information, call Linda at (989) 747-8060.

A euchre tournament will be held at the Greenbush Township Hall on Campbell Road in Greenbush. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with play starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. This event is sponsored by the Greenbush Historical Society.

Bowling fundraiser for the Harrisville Fire Department at Village Lanes Bowling Alley at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 per bowler (two person teams) or $10 admission for non-bowlers at the door. There will be an all-you-can-eat taco bar and drink specials, silent auction, Chinese raffle and other prizes. For more information, contact Ryan Mendyka at (989) 724-5577 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The 10th annual Deer Hunters’ Round-Up from noon to 5 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hubbard Lake (corner of Hubbard Lake and Nicholson Hill roads). This free community event will feature raffles, deer blind auctions, question and answer sessions with the Northeast Michigan Quality Deer Management and Department of Natural Resources, children’s games, live music, trail cam photo contest, venison sausage sampling and much more. Food available throughout the day. For more information, call the church office at (989) 727-2496.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Ukulele jam sessions for all ages and levels at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 2 to 3 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Get Crafty for Adults will meet at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The project for September is Kokedama (a Japanese moss ball) with Gloria Kershaw. There is a $5 charge for supplies. To register, call (989) 724-6796.

Representative Sue Allor will hold office hours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Tawas City Hall, 550 West Lake Street in Tawas and from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street in Harrisville. Residents may also contact her office by calling (517) 373-0833 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Individuals whose lives are affected by depression or another mental health conditions are welcome to attend Fresh Hope, a Christian-based support group for those with mental health challenges. Loved ones are also welcome. Meetings are from 1 to 2:15 p.m. at the Old Stone Church on the corner of Shaw and Poor Farm roads, Harrisville. For more information, contact Claire at (989) 724-6665.

The Alcona County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Alcona County EMS building. Everyone is welcome.

Play euchre at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street at 1 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

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. Bring a box or bag. For more information, call (989) 727-3606.

Needle crafters are making hats, scarves and more at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bring necessary supplies. Items made will be donated to local organizations for distribution.

Alcona woodcarvers will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the upstairs hall at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. All levels of woodcarvers including beginners are welcome.

Soup and pie supper at the Harrisville United Methodist Church, 217 North State Street (US-23) from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $7 per person. Everything is homemade.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

TOPS MI 1502 Mikado will meet at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2531 F-30 in Mikado. Weigh-in starts at 9:10 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. First meeting is free. Handicap accessible. Call (989) 736-8022, (989) 335-1107 or (989) 739-8600 for details.

Community Walking Club for everyone will meet at 9 a.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Curious about Negwegon State Park? There will be a year-in-review slideshow at the Alcona Township hall, 5576 US-23 in Black River at 6 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Negwegon State Park.

Sanctuary Cinema Series: Michigan Micro Adventures, Volume Two, at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. Adventure enthusiasts Gary and Ely Irving will highlight four locations in northern Michigan that are a must to check off on an outdoor sports bucket list. From snorkeling 19th century shipwrecks to cross-country skiing in the dead of winter. Featuring the four seasons of Michigan with a guided tour on safety, history and sights, Free and open to the public, this event will be held at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (989) 884-6200.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

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.

Reformers Unanimous, a faith-based addictions recovery program, will meet at the Greenbush Community Baptist Church, 2430 South State Street in Greenbush at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Wayne Whitten at (989) 335-0172.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Everything is local products.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library Kick-off will give parents a chance to sign up their children, up to five years of age, to receive a free book each month. Kids can enjoy cookies with Smokey Bear and Elroy the Elk from the Tawas Elks Lodge from 10 a.m. to noon at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1

Individuals whose lives are affected by depression or another mental health conditions are welcome to attend Fresh Hope, a Christian-based support group for those with mental health challenges. Loved ones are also welcome. Meetings are from 1 to 2:15 p.m. at the Old Stone Church on the corner of Shaw and Poor Farm roads, Harrisville. For more information, contact Claire at (989) 724-6665.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

The Alcona County Baby Pantry will be open with new hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Raphael Church, 2531 East F-30 in Mikado. Free formula, diapers, toys, new and gently used shoes and clothing for residents of Alcona County with newborns through age four are eligible. Layettes are available in the eighth month. This is not an income-based program.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

Join fellow comrades at the veteran’s coffee hour from 9 to 11 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 North Second Street in Harrisville. All veterans welcome.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

A fish fry will be held at the American Legion located at 2205 Alger Street in Mikado from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages six to 12 and no charge for children ages five and younger. Call (989) 736-9526 for details.

Join local musicians in a casual jam session at the Harrisville United Methodist Church (fellowship hall), 217 North State Street at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served during this free event. This friendly get-together is co-sponsored by the church and Inspiration Alcona.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

A blessing of the animals in honor of St. Francis Day will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 745 North US-23 in Harrisville. For more information, call Sue Wander at (989) 335-4054.

The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Everything is local products.

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