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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.)


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WEDNESDAY, JULY 28

Sunrise Community Food Pantry is open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church. Clients are asked to come only one time per month and must be present to receive food. Recipients must remain in their vehicle for curbside pick up and follow volunteer traffic control. The pantry accepts clients regardless of county residence. Identification is required. Bring box or bag. The church is located at 13508 Hubbard Lake Road, Hubbard Lake. Call (989) 727-3606 for more information.

Mark Crilley’s “How to Draw Magna & Graphic Novels Workshop” will be held at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 1:30 p.m. Youth ages nine to 18 have the opportunity to meet and learn from Crilley, whose popular videos have made him YouTube’s leader in drawing lessons. He will bring everything needed to give hands-on lessons in drawing for the workshop. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information about this free program supported by MCACA and Art in the Loft.

The Alcona County Library Board will meet at the Harrisville branch at 4 p.m.

Harrisville’s Summer Concert Series at the Harrisville Harbor will feature Chelsea Marsh. Music begins at 7 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket as seating is on the lawn. For more information, contact Barbara Pierce mornings at (989) 724-6666.


THURSDAY, JULY 29

Friends of the Library will hold a book sale at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

The Community Walking Club for Everyone will meet in the parking lot of the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 9 a.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information.


FRIDAY, JULY 30

Friends of the Library will hold a book sale at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

A story time and craft activity for children will be held at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 10:30 a.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information.

The featured performer for the Harbor Nights Concert is Claudia Schmidt, one of the Midwest's most popular folk and jazz musicians. With her smoky alto vocals and multi-instrumental skills, Schmidt has crafted a unique style from the musical traditions of the past. Her concerts reflect her eclectic approach as well. One critic observed that her shows are "a lot like falling in love ─ you never know what's going to happen next." A Michigan native, Schmidt was a frequent guest on the early days of "A Prairie Home Companion." This free concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harrisville Harbor pavilion in Harrisville. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as seating is on the lawn. This concert is provided by Inspiration Alcona, www.inspirationalcona.org.


SATURDAY, JULY 31

Friends of the Library will hold a book sale at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Enjoy a quilting program at the Curtis Township Library in Glennie at 11 a.m. Call (989) 735-2601 for more information about this free program supported by MCACA and Art in the Loft.

Participated in Outdoor Heritage Games at the Curtis Township Library in Glennie from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (989) 735-2601 for more information about this free program supported by MCACA and Arti in the Loft.

Create a terrarium in an upcycled coffee pot at the Curtis Township Library in Glennie at 1 p.m. Call (989) 735-2601 for more information about this free program supported by MCACA and Art in the Loft.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 1

Hike the Discovery Trail at Lumberman’s Monument with a ranger and learn about forest management, local wildlife, and plant life. The hike begins at 11 a.m. and will finish at the sand dune overlooking the AuSable River. The Lumberman’s Monument visitor’s center is located at 5401 N. Monument Road, Oscoda. Call (989) 362-8961 for more information.

The Sunrise Strummers encourage all levels of ukulele players to join an evening of strumming and singing at the Bobcat Bar and Grill, 1981 S. US-23, Greenbush from 6 to 8 p.m. Friends are welcome to sing along.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 3

Senior Commodities will be distributed in the parking lot behind the Lincoln Senior Center from 9 to 10 a.m. For more information, call (989) 358-4700.

Euchre will be played at the Lincoln Senior Center (lower level), 207 Church Street, Lincoln from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. All seniors are welcome.

It’s Kid’s Day at Lumberman’s Monument and the program is “Birds of Prey” at 1 p.m. Youth will learn about falcons, hawks and owls from falconer Jenny Schroeder. The program will include information about the biology and habitat of these birds. Live birds are part of the presentation. Leave pets at home. The visitor’s center at Lumberman’s Monument is at 5401 N. Monument Road, Oscoda. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

Bring a lawn chair, blanket or musical instrument to Dockside Jams at the Harrisville Harbor pavilion for a free open mic night. This weekly event encourages musicians and singers to play informally in front of an audience. Music runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Fancy dress is discouraged.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4

The Alcona County Baby Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Raphael Church, 2531 E. F-30, Mikado. Residents of Alcona County with newborns up to children age four years old are eligible to receive free formula, diapers, toys, new and gently used shoes and clothing. Layettes are available for babies in the eighth month. This is not an income-based program. The Rotary Club will provide books for clients.

Friends of Alcona County Library will meet at the Harrisville branch at 11 a.m.

Alex Thomas & Friends will present a new, animal-themed interactive puppet show at 1:30 p.m. featuring a new puppet character. Stories, jokes, silliness and all-around fun will abound through the art of puppetry at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library. For details, call (989) 724-6796.

Harrisville’s Summer Concert Series at the Harrisville Harbor will feature The Money Gods. Music begins at 7 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket as seating is on the lawn. For more information, contact Barbara Pierce mornings at (989) 724-6666.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 5

The Community Walking Club for Everyone will meet in the parking lot of the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 9 a.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information.

Veterans, and their relatives, are welcome to join fellow comrades for coffee and fellowship from 9 to 11 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Harrisville.

There will be a Family Movie Matinee at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 2 p.m. A newly released movie on DVD will be shown and theater-style popcorn is available. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Library Backyard Adventures, new outdoor games, will be underway at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library starting at 3:30 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 6

Frog Day Storytime and a craft activity for children will be held at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 10:30 a.m. There will be froggy crafts, stories and treats. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

The featured performers for the Harbor Nights Concert is Rod and Annie Capps, who have established themselves as well-respected songwriters, musicians and performers, with three albums topping the Folk-DJ charts and two times as Kerrville New Folk finalists. The Capps’ sound meets at the intersection of Americana and folk, citing rock, jazz and bluegrass influences. This free concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harrisville Harbor pavilion in Harrisville. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as seating is on the lawn. This concert is provided by Inspiration Alcona, www.inspirationalcona.org.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 10

The Alcona County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Board will meet via telephone conferencing at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Meeting room in the lower level of the Alcona County Building located at 106 Fifth Street in Harrisville. Conference line access is (877) 402-9753 – access code is: 8013514. For more information, contact Tammy Ranger at (989) 619-5865.

Euchre will be played at the Lincoln Senior Center (lower level), 207 Church Street, Lincoln from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. All seniors are welcome.

Celebrate Smokey’s Birthday at the party from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lumberman’s Monument, 5401 N. Monument Road, Oscoda. There will be youth activities and refreshments. Call (989) 362-8961 for more information.

Bring a lawn chair, blanket or musical instrument to Dockside Jams at the Harrisville Harbor pavilion for a free open mic night. This weekly event encourages musicians and singers to play informally in front of an audience. Music runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Fancy dress is discouraged.


MONDAY, AUGUST 9

The August Craftomainia for Adults project is painting with Kathleen Baker at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 1 to 3:30 p.m. There is a $3 charge. Call (989) 724-6796 to register. This program is supported by the Michigan County for Arts and Cultural Affairs and Art in the Loft.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 10

Youth ages nine to 18 may pic up their DIY Kits at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library. August’s kit is animal wall art. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information.

Get up close and personal with birds of prey through live presentations by Hawk Hill Raptors at the Curtis Township Library in Glennie at 1 p.m. Attendees should bring a chair. Call (989) 724-6796 for details for this free program


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11

Summer Reading ends today. All tickets need to be turned in by noon. The winners will be announced, and ice cream will be provided at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 2 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information.

Sunrise Community Food Pantry is open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church. Clients are asked to come only one time per month and must be present to receive food. Recipients must remain in their vehicle for curbside pick up and follow volunteer traffic control. The pantry accepts clients regardless of county residence. Identification is required. Bring box or bag. The church is located at 13508 Hubbard Lake Road, Hubbard Lake. Call (989) 727-3606 for more information.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 12

The Community Walking Club for Everyone will meet in the parking lot of the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 9 a.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information.

Alcona County Community Resource Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alcona Health Center in Lincoln in the back parking lot, weather permitting. There will be free refreshments, door prizes, a walk up COVID-19 vaccine clinic, and a variety of information and resources from community partners. The Alcona Health Center is located at 177 N. Barlow Road, Lincoln.

There will be a Family Movie Matinee at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 2 p.m. A newly released movie on DVD will be shown and theater-style popcorn is available. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Library Backyard Adventures, new outdoor games, will be underway at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library starting at 3:30 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 13

Storytime and a craft activity for children will be held at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 10:30 a.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

The featured performer for the Harbor Nights Concert is Dan Hazlett, an accomplished, polished performer who entertains and uplifts his audiences with his smooth, soulful voice, finely honed acoustic guitar work and arsenal of well-crafted and thoughtfully presented songs. Weaving in and out of folk, jazz and a Will Rogers style of down-home humor, Hazlett captivates his listeners with subject matter ranging from the ordinary silliness of everyday life to the unexpected intensity of dramatic interludes. This free concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harrisville Harbor pavilion in Harrisville. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as seating is on the lawn. This concert is provided by Inspiration Alcona, www.inspirationalcona.org.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

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.

A native wildflower program by Emily Kemmitz will be held at 11 a.m. in the Labyrinth at the Curtis Township Library in Glennie. Call (989) 735-2601 for more information.

A beekeeping program with Teresa McCurdy will be held in the parking lot of the Curtis Township Library in Glennie from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting. Call (989) 735-2601 for more information.

Play Connect 4, bocce ball, and bean bag toss at the Curtis Township Library’s Heritage games from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (989) 735-2601 for details.

A Kirtland’s Warbler presentation by Sue Malski will be held at noon in the meeting room of the Curtis Township Library in Glennie. Call (989) 735-2601 for more information.

The Sunrise Side Music Festival – an all-day blue grass and country music event – will be held at Lost Lake Woods Club (north of Lincoln on Barlow Road). This event is open to the public and will be held from noon to 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 9 a.m. Advance tickets are $20; at the gate $30. Children aged 12 and under are free. Contact Nick Failla at (586) 354-3600 for details.

The Alcona County Food Pantry will be open from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Harrisville United Methodist Church, 217 State Street, Harrisville.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 15

The Sunrise Strummers encourage all levels of ukulele players to join an evening of strumming and singing at the Bobcat Bar and Grill, 1981 S. US-23, Greenbush from 6 to 8 p.m. Friends are welcome to sing along.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 17

The Alcona Book Club will meet at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from noon to 1 p.m. The selection for August is “The Noticer” by Andy Andrews. Adult Summer Reading ends today. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information.

Euchre will be played at the Lincoln Senior Center (lower level), 207 Church Street, Lincoln from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. All seniors are welcome.

Knitting Klub & Crochet will meet at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. All ages and levels welcome. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information.

It's Kid’s Day at Lumberman’s Monument. The program is “The Amazing Atlatl – An Ancient Hunting Tool,” starting at 1 p.m. Youth will learn about this simple tool used for throwing spears. At some almost all human ancestors utilized the atlatl as a hunting weapon. Participants will have an opportunity to test their skills with an atlatl. The visitor’s center at Lumberman’s Monument is at 5401 N. Monument Road, Oscoda. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

Bring a lawn chair, blanket or musical instrument to Dockside Jams at the Harrisville Harbor pavilion for a free open mic night. This weekly event encourages musicians and singers to play informally in front of an audience. Music runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Fancy dress is discouraged.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

The Community Walking Club for Everyone will meet in the parking lot of the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 9 a.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information.

Veterans, and their relatives, are welcome to join fellow comrades for coffee and fellowship from 9 to 11 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Harrisville.

There will be a Family Movie Matinee at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 2 p.m. A newly released movie on DVD will be shown and theater-style popcorn is available. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Library Backyard Adventures, new outdoor games, will be underway at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library starting at 3:30 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

A special “Bug Day” storytime and picnic will be held at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library. Storytime is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The picnic is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

The featured performer for the Harbor Nights Concert is Michael “Colonel” Crittenden who first toured with the Boston rock band The Westmorelands and later as front man for the popular Grand Rapids-based folk-rock band Troll for Trout, which perfected its distinctive brand of Michigan’s great Up North music. As a solo performer he presents finely crafted original songs, both poignant and humorous, that touch the heart and tell of his love for fishing, the great outdoors and northern Michigan. This free concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harrisville Harbor pavilion in Harrisville. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as seating is on the lawn. This concert is provided by Inspiration Alcona, www.inspirationalcona.org.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

There will be a Fly In and pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Wurtsmith Air Museum. The breakfast is served by Oscoda Rotary. The museum is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is located at 4071 E. Van Ettan Street, Oscoda on the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport (formerly Wurtsmith AFB). Call (989) 739-7555 for more information.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 22

There will be a Fly In and pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Wurtsmith Air Museum. The breakfast is served by Oscoda Rotary. The museum is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is located at 4071 E. Van Ettan Street, Oscoda on the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport (formerly Wurtsmith AFB). Call (989) 739-7555 for more information.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 24

Euchre will be played at the Lincoln Senior Center (lower level), 207 Church Street, Lincoln from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. All seniors are welcome.

Bring a lawn chair, blanket or musical instrument to Dockside Jams at the Harrisville Harbor pavilion for a free open mic night. This weekly event encourages musicians and singers to play informally in front of an audience. Music runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Fancy dress is discouraged.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25

Sunrise Community Food Pantry is open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church. Clients are asked to come only one time per month and must be present to receive food. Recipients must remain in their vehicle for curbside pick up and follow volunteer traffic control. The pantry accepts clients regardless of county residence. Identification is required. Bring box or bag. The church is located at 13508 Hubbard Lake Road, Hubbard Lake. Call (989) 727-3606 for more information.

The Alcona County Library Board will meet at the Harrisville branch at 2 p.m.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 26

The Community Walking Club for Everyone will meet in the parking lot of the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 9 a.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information.

Youth ages nine to 18 are welcome to create an upcycled T-shirt bag at the Alcona County Library in Harrisville. Two times are available – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 to register and for more information for this free program supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and Art in the Loft.

Library Backyard Adventures, new outdoor games, will be underway at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library starting at 3:30 p.m. This program is provided by a grand from the Library Services and Technology Act and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call (989) 724-6796 for more information.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 27

Storytime and a craft activity for children will be held at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library at 10:30 a.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

The featured performer for the Harbor Nights Concert is Andy Baker who has spent a lifetime peering through microscopes. As a veterinarian, it’s a necessary skill ─ searching for small clues to grasp the bigger picture. Pretty handy tool for a songwriter, too. In fact, Baker has spent a great deal of his life with his own lens turned inward and outward, resulting in a writing style that moves with a purposeful stride, a playful heart, and a hopeful eye to the horizon. A long-time multi-instrumentalist, Baker’s live shows feature a rotation of songs played on guitar, bouzouki, dobro, and even bass. This free concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harrisville Harbor pavilion in Harrisville. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as seating is on the lawn. This concert is provided by Inspiration Alcona, www.inspirationalcona.org.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 29

The Sunrise Strummers encourage all levels of ukulele players to join an evening of strumming and singing at the Bobcat Bar and Grill, 1981 S. US-23, Greenbush from 6 to 8 p.m. Friends are welcome to sing along.

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