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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, MAY 22

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 4:30 p.m. in the upstairs hall at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. All levels of woodcarvers including beginners are welcome.

Sanctuary Cinema Series – Unsalted, a Great Lakes Experience is a 56-minute film documenting four decades of lake surfing on the Great Lakes, directed by Vince Deur. The film begins with videotape footage Deur recorded in November 1990, when he nearly drowned while surfing Lake Superior near Whitefish Point. Described as “one part obsession, one part addiction,” this film showcases the unending quest for adventure and introduces surfing in the Great Lakes. This event 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.


THURSDAY, MAY 23

Youth ages eight and up are welcome and encouraged to attend the weekly Youth Group at the Chosen Ranch Community Center in Lincoln from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call the center at (989) 335-4673 (HOPE).

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.

Sanctuary Lecture Series – The Ongoing Quest for the Wreck of Griffin presented by Dean Anderson at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 7 p.m. In September of 1679 the vessel Griffon went missing with a cargo of furs after setting sail from Green Bay in western Lake Michigan. The wreck of the Griffon is perhaps the most sought-after shipwreck in the Great Lakes. Free and open to the public, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call (989) 884-6200 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.


FRIDAY, MAY 24

Storytime and craft for children from 10:15 to 11 a.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

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.

Grand Art and Dinner will be held at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Draw, paint, model and have fun with a grandchild or another young artist after school. Artist Autumn Bildson will lead the class. This creative fun is free to both adults and the kids, but adults will need to buy their dinner. Sponsors will pay for the kids’ dinner. Sign up with Suzan by calling (989) 736-8879. This event is hosted by Inspiration Alcona.

Representative Sue Allor will hold office hours for residents that would like to ask questions, share ideas and discuss the issues from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the commissioner’s meeting room at the Alcona County Courthouse, 106 5th Street in Harrisville.


SATURDAY, MAY 25

Plants and gently used items are available during the annual Adoption Day at the Curtis Township Library, 4884 Bamfield Road in Glennie from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Glennie Friends of the Library. Contact Judy Kenyon at (989) 335-1361 for details.

The Sunrise Gardening Club will hold its annual spring plant sale at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Members will be selling locally grown plants at reasonable prices. All proceeds go into grants that benefit the community. Call Becky Bean at (989) 724-6569 for details.

Alcona Middle School students are raising money to donate to the Alcona Humane Society as their Make a Difference (MAD) project by having a bake sale. They are also working to raise awareness about different types of animal abuse — puppy mills, neglect and circuses. The bake sale is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Hollyhock Emporium, 301 E. Main Street, Harrisville. All the proceeds will go to the Alcona Humane Society.

My Brother’s Hope Free Store will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 76 North Barlow Road (across from the high school). Call (989) 335-3541 for details.


TUESDAY, MAY 28

The Sunrise Gardening Club will meet at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Social time at 12:30 p.m., meeting at 1 p.m. There will be a presentation given by Pratt Landscaping about drip irrigation and after the meeting they will tour a woodland garden. Anyone interested in gardening is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Becky Bean at (989) 724-6569.

Ever wondered what the Book of Revelations means? Find out at the Chosen Ranch Community Center in Lincoln with Pastor Charles Sheldon from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, call the center at (989) 335-4673 (HOPE).

Play euchre at 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. Call (989) 736-8879 for details.

Is your life affected by depression or another mental health condition? Fresh Hope is a Christian-based support group for those with mental health challenges, and for their loved ones. 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 their monthly business meeting at 7 p.m. at the Alcona County EMS building on M-72. All are welcome.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 29

The Alcona Fifth Grade Class will be performing “The Granny Awards” at 9:15 a.m. in the Alcona High School Auditorium on Barlow Road. This funny and upbeat musical is free and open to the public. The length of this program is approximately 25 to 30 minutes.

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 4:30 p.m. in the upstairs hall at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. All levels of woodcarvers including beginners are welcome.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program will distribute commodities from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. Call (989) 736-8879 for details.


THURSDAY, MAY 30

The Alcona Music Department will perform a concert at 6 p.m. in the Alcona High School Auditorium on Barlow Road. This concert will feature the Sixth Grade Band, Middle and High School combined band the the High School Choir. The performance is free and open to the public.

Youth ages eight and up are welcome and encouraged to attend the weekly Youth Group at the Chosen Ranch Community Center in Lincoln from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call the center at (989) 335-4673 (HOPE).

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.


FRIDAY, MAY 31

Storytime and craft for children from 10:15 to 11 a.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Lincoln Lions 37th annual Lake Trout and Salmon Tournament featuring a three-day STIHL tournament, the 18th annual Women’s Classic and the 35th annual Budweiser Super Tournament. All tournaments run through June 2. For more information, contact Mark Feldhiser (989) 736-8150 days, (989) 255-6324 evenings or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Grand Art and Dinner will be held at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Draw, paint, model and have fun with a grandchild or another young artist after school. Artist Autumn Bildson will lead the class. This creative fun is free to both adults and the kids, but adults will need to buy their dinner. Sponsors will pay for the kids’ dinner. Sign up with Suzan by calling (989) 736-8879. This event is hosted by Inspiration Alcona.


SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Amateur bakers are invited to roll out something delicious for the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library’s Pie Baking Contest. Pies will be judged on overall appearance, crust, filling and taste. There will be two entry categories, young adults ages 12 to 17 and adults ages 18 an older. Official rules and entry forms can be found on the library’s website, www.alpenalibrary.org. For more information, call (989) 356-6188 ext. 25.

An all-you-can-eat taco and nacho bar fundraiser for the Alcona Humane Society will be held at the Barton City Eagles, 671 Sanborn Road from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 per person. Call (989) 736-3050 for details.


MONDAY, JUNE 3

Monday movie night at the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 North First Avenue in Alpena at 6:30 p.m. A revelatory documentary exploring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and career. This film is rated PG and the run time is one hour and 38 minutes. This event is free and open to the public. Call (989) 419-4236 for more information.


TUESDAY, JUNE 4

Ever wondered what the Book of Revelations means? Find out at the Chosen Ranch Community Center in Lincoln with Pastor Charles Sheldon from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, call the center at (989) 335-4673 (HOPE).

Depression or other mental health condition can affect one's life in many ways. Fresh Hope is a Christian-based support group for those with mental health challenges, and for their loved ones. 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, JUNE 5

The Alcona County Baby Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Raphael Church, 2531 East F-30 in Mikado. Formula, diapers, toys, new and gently used shoes and clothing will be available to residents of Alcona County with newborns through age four. Layettes available in the eighth month. This is not an income based program. The Rotary Club will be there with books for the children.

Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will hold their membership meeting at 11 a.m. at the 19th Hole Restaurant located on US-23 north of Alpena. Lunch will be served at noon. Bring a can of food for the needy. For more information, call (989) 356-4959 or (989) 727-4080.


THURSDAY, JUNE 6

Join your 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.

Youth ages eight and up are welcome and encouraged to attend the weekly Youth Group at the Chosen Ranch Community Center in Lincoln from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call the center at (989) 335-4673 (HOPE).

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.

Baffling Bill performs Blast Off with Books Spectacular Illusion Show at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. This show of grand illusion is fun for the whole family and it is free! For more information, call Denise Bearre at (989) 724-6796.


FRIDAY, JUNE 7

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.

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.

A fish fry will be held at the American Legion located at 2205 Alger Street in Mikado from 5 to 6 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.


SATURDAY, JUNE 8

Recycle Alcona County will hold drop off day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Enter and exit through the north gate. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

Kid’s Fishing Tournament at the Jewell Lake boat launch in Barton City from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free to kids ages 15 and under. Fishing poles, bait and fishing spots provided. Prizes awarded. Contact Bill Lossing (989) 335-3895 for details. Sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, Michigan DNR and the Barton City community.

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