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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, FEBRUARY 26

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.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

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.

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.

Enjoy fresh, buttered popcorn at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street at 2 p.m.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Storytime and craft for children at 10:30 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 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Greenbush Community Baptist Church, 2430 South State Street. For more information, call Pastor Wayne Whitten at (989) 335-0172.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29

Celebrate the extra day of the year at the Barton City Eagles 4141, 671 Sanborn road. Coney dogs and fries for $6 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (989) 736-6570.


SUNDAY, MARCH 1

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.


TUESDAY, MARCH 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.

Knitting Klub and Crochet will meet at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. All levels welcome. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

The Alcona County 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 in Mikado. Free formula, diapers, toys, new and gently used shoes and clothing will be available for residents of Alcona County with newborns through age four. Layettes are available in the eighth month. This is not an income-based program.

Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will hold the monthly meeting at the 19th Hole Restaurant in Alpena at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. Bring a donation of food for the needy. A representative from Blue Cross Blue Shield will attend the meeting. For more information and to register, call Nick Williams at (989) 727-4080.

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 1 p.m. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.


THURSDAY, MARCH 5

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.

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 are 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.

Learn what the chamber can do for local businesses, meet other chamber members or become a member at the Networking Mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alcona Brew Haus, 676 North US-23, Harrisville. Free non-alcoholic drinks, discounted beer and appetizers. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sponsored by the Alcona County Chamber of Commerce.


FRIDAY, MARCH 6

Storytime and craft for children from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

The Alcona Baby Pantry will host a Texas Holdem Tournament at Vista Lanes, 5214 North US-23, Oscoda. Cash games start at 4 p.m., tournament starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Huron Poker Room at (989) 305-1826.

Reformers Unanimous, a faith-based addictions recovery program, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Greenbush Community Baptist Church, 2430 South State Street. For more information, call Pastor Wayne Whitten at (989) 335-0172.

Northeast Michigan NORML will present Knuckleheads Comedy at the Alcona Township Hall, 5576, North US-23, Black River at 7 p.m. Admission is $15, doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions available.


SATURDAY, MARCH 7

Gary McKinney will lead a four-session drawing class designed for adults. The class will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. each Saturday, March 7 to March 28 at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. The cost is $20 for the series. All supplies are included. To register, call (989) 724-6796. Sponsored by Inspiration Alcona.

The Alcona Baby Pantry will host a Texas Holdem Tournament at Vista Lanes, 5214 North US-23, Oscoda. Cash games start at 4 p.m., tournament starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Huron Poker Room at (989) 305-1826.

Northeast Michigan NORML will present Knuckleheads Comedy at the Alcona Township Hall, 5576, North US-23, Black River at 7 p.m. Admission is $15, doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions available.


SUNDAY, MARCH 8

The Alcona Baby Pantry will host a Texas Holdem Tournament at Vista Lanes, 5214 North US-23, Oscoda. Cash games start at 4 p.m., tournament starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Huron Poker Room at (989) 305-1826.


MONDAY, MARCH 9

Ukulele jam sessions for all ages and levels at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 2 to 4 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.


TUESDAY, MARCH 10

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, MARCH 11

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.


THURSDAY, MARCH 12

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.

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.

The Newcomers Lunch Group will meet at noon at the Big Boy Restaurant on Ripley Avenue in Alpena. Call Terry at (989) 340-0676 if planning to attend.

Great Lakes and Space Research – presented by State of Michigan Maritime Archaeologist Wayne Lusardi -- will highlight an assortment of objects, both human-made and natural, that have fallen from space into the Great Lakes. Hear some of the stories of how the inland seas relate to outer space. This program will be held at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.


FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Storytime and craft for children from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Youth can make a good luck catcher at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. All supplies provided. Ages eight to 18. To register, call (989) 724-6796.

Reformers Unanimous, a faith-based addictions recovery program, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Greenbush Community Baptist Church, 2430 South State Street. For more information, call Pastor Wayne Whitten at (989) 335-0172.


SATURDAY, MARCH 14

Matrix Madness 3on3 Basketball Tournament at Alcona High School. Three to five person teams (no co-ed), $30 team registration. Seventh through twelfth grade start at 8 a.m., and third through sixth grade at 1 p.m. To register, call (989) 787-2154 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Alcona Food Pantry will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Harrisville United Methodist Church, 217 North State Street (US-23).

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.


SUNDAY, MARCH 15

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, MARCH 16

White Pines Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 North Second Street in Harrisville. Join them for fellowship, inspiration and quilting ideas. For more information, call Judy at (989) 335-4283.


TUESDAY, MARCH 17

The Alcona Book Club will meet at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from noon to 1 p.m. The selection for March is “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

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.

Knitting Klub and Crochet will meet at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. All levels welcome. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.

Cabin Fever Lecture Series – “Michigan Ghostly Beacons by Dianna Stampfler.” More than 30 lighthouses in Michigan are rumored to be haunted. From the smell of cigar smoke at Seul Choix Point Lighthouse to the mysterious housekeeping at White River Light Station and the antics at Waugoshance Shoal, these stories will entertain all ages. This event is free and open to everyone. It will be held at Caledonia Township Hall, 6421 Gillard Road, just south of Spruce Road in Spruce at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Alcona Historical Society. For more information, visit www.alconahistoricalsociety.com or call (989) 724-7902.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

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 1 p.m. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.


THURSDAY, MARCH 19

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.

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 are 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.


FRIDAY, MARCH 20

Storytime and craft for children from 10:30 to 11:30 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 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Greenbush Community Baptist Church, 2430 South State Street. For more information, call Pastor Wayne Whitten at (989) 335-0172.


SATURDAY, MARCH 21

The 11th annual Maple Syrup Celebration Day sponsored by the Alcona FFA will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sugar Shack located at Alcona Community Schools, 51 North Barlow Road. Breakfast served all day, and there will be tours of the sugar shack, and a maple syrup selling stand. This is a free day of food and entertainment. The public is invited to attend.

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