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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, NOVEMBER 20

Homeschoolers at the library - children of all ages are invited for a fun and educational activity at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street at 11 a.m. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.

Honor and remember a loved one at a celebration of life event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at McLaren Home Care and Hospice, 2078 M-32 in Alpena. Personalize a memorial ornament. Refreshments will be served. For more information and to register, call (989) 358-1156.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21

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-32. 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.

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-72 at 6:30 p.m. Free refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Stan Darmofal at (989) 724-5550 or visit www.alconaradio.org.

A program on the U.S. Life-Saving Service on Lake Superior’s shipwreck coast will be presented at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Stephanie Gandulla at (989) 884-6212.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

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.

There will be a potato bar at the Barton City Eagles, 671 Sanborn Road from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (989) 736-3050.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23

There will be a Harvest Dinner at Ossineke United Methodist Church, 13095 US-23 South from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Chicken dinner with all the trimmings. Silent auction for holiday pies. Cost is $10 in advance (November 18) or $12 at the door. Children ages five through 12, $5. No charge for children under age five. For tickets, contact the church at (989) 471-2334.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Sunrise Side Strummers ukulele jam session from 2 to 4 p.m. at Wiltse’s Brew Pub, 5606 North F-41 in Oscoda. All levels of ukulele players are welcome. Family and friends are encouraged to come and sing along. There is a $1 donation to defray costs. For more information, call Paula at (989) 724-5080.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Get Crafty for Adults. Make and decorate a natural grapevine wreath for the holidays with Teresa and Jan at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a $5 charge for supplies. To register, call (989) 724-6796.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Individuals whose lives are affected by depression or another mental health condition 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 2:30 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, NOVEMBER 27

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.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3

Individuals whose lives are affected by depression or another mental health condition 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 2:30 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, DECEMBER 4

The Alcona Baby Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Raphael Church, 2531 East F-30, Mikado. Free formula, diapers, toys, new and gently used shoes and clothing for residents of Alcona County with newborns through age four. Layettes available in the eighth month. This is not an income based program. Santa will be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. with goodies for clients and the Rotary will be giving books to the children.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5

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-32. 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.

Guest speaker, David Jesse of the Detroit Free Press, will share his experience and research on educational challenges in rural Michigan at the Oscoda Campus of Alpena Community College, 5800 Skeel Avenue, Room 213, Oscoda. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (989) 739-1445.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

Santa Claus is coming to town! Enjoy an evening of free family fun starting at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Fire Hall and the Lincoln Depot. There will be hot dogs, chips, hot chocolate and coffee by the bonfire. Listen to the holiday sounds by the Alcona High School Choir under the direction of Emma Pendergrass. Additional entertainment provided by D.J. Donna Roussin. This event is sponsored by the Lincoln Lions, Friends of the Lincoln Depot and the Village of Lincoln.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

A cookie walk will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 North Second Street starting at 9 a.m. Why bake when you can take a cookie walk and get holiday cookies.

Frosty’s Festival of Gifts Christmas Bazaar at New Life Lutheran Church, 25 East Kirche In The Woods, Spruce from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Holiday baked goods, pantry items, frozen foods, handmade note cards, fresh green floral arrangements, craft items, Rada cutlery and much more. A brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located six miles north of M-72 off Hubbard Lake Road, just south of Mt. Maria Road.

An all-you-can-eat taco and nacho bar fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Backwoods Bistro in Lincoln. Cost is $12 for adults and includes water, pop or coffee. There will be a cash bar, drawing and Chinese auction. This event is sponsored by the Alcona Spanish Club and proceeds will go toward the trip to Costa Rica in June 2020.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

Sunrise Side Strummers ukulele jam session from 2 to 4 p.m. at Wiltse’s Brew Pub, 5606 North F-41 in Oscoda. All levels of ukulele players are welcome. Family and friends are encouraged to come and sing along. There is a $1 donation to defray costs. For more information, call Paula at (989) 724-5080.

The Thunder Bay Arts Chorus will join other area musicians to perform holiday music at Trinity Episcopal Church, 124 East Washington Avenue, Alpena at 3 p.m. Song sheets for holiday music will be distributed at the door for the always popular holiday community sing. A generous reception with holiday favorites will follow the concert. There will be no charge for admission.

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