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About Town: Area Events and Happenings

Spring Things

The Petoskey Friendship Center's Senior golf group, will host an organizational meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 10:30 am. Come to the Petoskey location at 1322 Anderson Rd to learn about the upcoming season, as well as golf lessons for less experienced players. The group is open to men and women age 60 and older and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from mid-May through mid-October. Outings consist of 9 holes of non-league play with cart and all courses visited offer discounted rates. Registration fee is $25 for Emmet County residents, $30 for out-of-county. Call 231-347-3211 or toll-free (888) 347-0369 with any questions.

Women in the Wild, The Outfitter of Harbor Springs hosts a Women in the Wild hike at Wilderness State Park on Thursday, April 18. A good-paced hike to explore Waugoshance Point - a landscape like no other! Learn about the history of Wilderness State Park and the unique ecosystem of Waugoshance Point. Open to women of all ages who want to get outdoors, explore and gain skills together. No experience needed. Fee is $10. Hike from 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Meet at trailhead at 9:30 am or at The Outfitter at 8:30 am to carpool. Pre-registration required: call 231-526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharbooooorsprings.com.

Women in the Wild: Map and Compass, The Outfitter of Harbor Springs hosts a Women in the Wild Map and Compass Workshop on Wednesday, May 1 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm at the Offield Nature Preserve. Learn the basics of this essential backcountry skill through hands-on practice! Open to women of all ages who want to get outdoors, explore and gain skills together. No experience needed and fee is $10. Meet at the trailhead on Quick Rd in Harbor Springs. Pre-registration required: call 231-526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharborsprings.com

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Ballroom for 2 is being offered Saturday, April 20, at the CTAC. Taught by competitive ballroom dancer, Zoe Marshall-Rashid, this is a great workshop for couples looking to learn or brush up on their dancing skills. A fun and easy way to build confidence, or just practice a little together. The workshop will be from 1-4 pm, $40 for members (per couple) and $55 for non-members (per couple). Registration and more information are available at www.crookedtree.org. Limited to only 8 couples, register quickly to ensure a spot!

Spring Classes at CTAC are underway and include: fun offerings for the Preschool set with "Pre School Movement, "Music and Mel" for 3-6 year olds, and "Lap Sit Sing Along" ages newborn-3. Youth offerings in the visual arts include "Kids Cre8", "Build It", "Stop Motion Animation", "Youth Photography" "Intro to Art-Learning to Draw" and many more. For more information, schedules and registraton for all the spring offerings go to www.crookedtree.org or call 231-347-4337.

Boy Scouts

Harbor Springs Boy Scout Troop 55 is having a pancake breakfast, Sunday, April 14 from 8 am to 1 pm at the American Legion Hall in downtown Harbor Springs, corner of State and Third Sts. Adults $7.00, kids ages 6-12 $4.00; Kids under 5 free. All welcome.

Grass River Natural Area

"Identifying Birds By Sight", a class to learn the basics of bird identification, will be held on Saturday, April 13, at 1 pm at the Grass River Natural Area, 6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire. You will also learn tips for spotting birds and identifying birds that resemble each other. Class is $5 per person. Please register in advance by calling 231-533-8314 or at www.grassriver.org.

North Central Michigan College

NCMC invites the public to a community open house, on Friday, April 12, from 3-6 pm on the Petoskey campus. The new Jack and Dorothy Harris Health Education and Science Center will be open for tours throughout the afternoon. The public will see the new Centers of Excellence for Biology, Chemistry, Nursing and Allied Health, laboratory space and simulation rooms. North Central instructors will be available to answer questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

North Central Michigan College's Luncheon Lecture on Friday, April 12, features local retired Air Force Flight nurse, Linda B. Henry, Lt. Col. (Ret.). A flight nurse with the Oklahoma Air National Guard, she served three tours of duty in the Middle East starting with Desert Shield/Storm in 1991 and ending her 20-year military career with Operation Iraqi Freedom.. During her last deployment she was the Chief Nurse for flying operations in Iraq and the Horn of Africa. Cost for the event is $9 and includes lunch. Reservations are preferred. Call 231-348-6600 to reserve your place at the table. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.

NCMC presents Jack Segal, at a free lecture,on Tuesday, April 16 at noon in the Library Conference room as part of the College's free Global awareness series. Segal, former senior U.S. diplomat and member of the White House National Security Council, will speak about the Arab revolution. and discuss what Western countries might do to try to bring some stability and hope to this troubled region. No reservations are required. For more information, call 231-348-6705.

Friendship Centers of Emmet County

Friendship Centers of Emmet County (FCEC), Council on Aging have scheduled two computer classes, designed specifically for seniors, in the computer labs of the PHS media center. A beginner's class will meet from 4:15-5:45 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, April 29 and May 1, 6, 8, 13, and 15. An intermediate class will be held 6:00-7:30 pm on the same days. For more information and/or to register contact the FCEC at 231-347-3211 or toll-free (888) 347-0369.

Speaker Series

"The Bee Whisperer" will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs as part of its monthly speaker series on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. Join Rick Gay, beekeeper and owner of Indian River Wilderness Honey, to learn the basics of beekeeping and the ins and outs of the local honeymaking trade. See all the "woodenwares" firsthand, learn how they are used and even try on a bee suit. Admission: please bring food items for the Harbor Springs Food Pantry. The Outfitter is located at 153 E. Main St in downtown Harbor Springs. For more info: (231) 526-2621 or www.outfitterharborsprings.com.

Books and More

Community Stitch, an open knitting/crochet group that brings people together to work on projects that help others in our community. All levels and ages are welcome. The group meets at the Harbor Springs Library on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Call (231)526-2531 or visit www.harborspringslibrary.org for more information.

Spanish Speaking Group, for anyone interested in practicing their Spanish speaking and listening skills are welcome to join us at the Harbor Springs Library on Thursdays at 5:00pm. All abilities and ages are welcome to attend this informal conversation group. Call 526-2531 or visit www.harborspringslibrary.org for more information.

Film Screening, Movies will be shown at the library on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. "Lincoln" will be shown on April 11, 7:30 pm. "Les Miserables" on April 25. All movies are free and open to the public. Please visit our website www.harborspringslibrary.org for more information and future movie listings.

Petoskey District Library

National Library Week is April 14-20, Food for Fines is back! The PDL will accept non-perishable items in place of your overdue fines during regular library hours all week. Collected donations benefit a local food pantry. Other events during the week include: Flower Power - Origami Craft with Jessica, Monday, April 15 11:30 a.m.-Noon, PDL Main Lobby; Technology Petting Zoo with AT&T, Wednesday, April 17 11:00 am-2:00 pm, PDL Main Lobby. Free, no sales at this event.

Thursday, April 18, Flower Power - Origami Craft with Jessica, 3:30-4:00 pm, Main Lobby.

The Petoskey District Library and CMU Public Television will co-host the Michigan premiere of "Eisenhower's Secret War, 1950-1960" a two-hour documentary, written, directed and produced by Petoskey-based George Colburn. The fast-paced documentary features interviews with a host of Eisenhower Era scholars, key witnesses to the history of the 1950's; among them Presidents Ford, Reagan and Nixon.The premiere showing of the first hour of the documentary will take place at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 19, as a regular offering of the Petoskey Film Theater programs normally held at the Carnegie building on Fridays. Tickets are available to Petoskey District Library cardholders and their guest free of any charge. There is limited seating, so interested cardholders should pick up their numbered tickets, in advance, at the Library, CTAC, or Petoskey Chamber of Commerce. A reception will follow.

Friends @ The Carnegie presents Lost Boys: The Beulah Home Tragedy with author Jack Hobey, Monday, April 22 at 7:00 pm at the Carnegie Building, 451 E. Mitchell St, Petoskey. There will be a book signing after the presentation and books will be available for purchase. Friends @ the Carnegie Speaker Series is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call the Library at 231-758-3100. This series is sponsored by the Petoskey District Library and Friends of the Library.

A variety of monthly and weekly programs for infants, children and teenagers is offered by the PDL during the 2013 Spring season.. Family Fun Nights will be held in the Carnegie Building from 6:30-8:30 on the third Tuesday of the month. Parent Child Lap Sits; Story Hours on Saturday - these programs are offered by Youth Service Staff; there will be two 5-week sessions of Babies and Books, and more. Call the Youth Services Dept at 758-3112 for more information on the many programs available. Library is open: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri, Sat, Sun: Noon-5 pm. Library is located in downtown Petoskey, 500 E Mitchell St. 231-758-3100. library@petoskeylibrary.org.


The Emmet County Republican Women's meeting on Monday, April 15, 2013, will host speakers former Secretary of State, Terry Lynn Land, Republican National Committee Member for Michigan and Jesse Osmer Chairman of the Michigan GOP 1st District. All interested women and men are invited to attend this luncheon/meeting at Stafford's Bay View Inn, Petoskey. Check in will begin at 11:00 am. The meeting will begin at 11:30 am. Luncheon will cost $15.00. Reservations are required as seating is limited, by calling/text Rebecca Cameron (231) 838-2260 on or before Friday, April 12, 2013.


Petoskey Film Theater:. no movie on Wednesday, April 10. Possibly on Friday, April 12, if construction at the Carnegie building is done in time. For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at 758-3108,


Petoskey Bay View Country Club will host a benefit dinner for the Little Traverse Youth Choir (LTYC), on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. It will feature great food, live entertainment by the LTYC, as well as a raffle and silent auction. The buffet-style meal will be prepared by Shane Brown, head chef at the Bay View Country Club and his wife Jean. Takeout will be available. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students.; no cost for children five and under.

Fancy Nancy Afternoon Tea, hosted by Stafford's Bay View Inn, will take place Sunday, April 28 beginning at 2 p.m., with live entertainment provided by the Little Traverse Youth Choir (LTYC). Brenda Bell and Kimberly Cerrudo, co-chairs of the choir's parent association announced the event which will help raise funds for the Choir's summer tour to Canada. In addition to tea, the event will offer an assortment of tasty finger sandwiches and small desserts, as well as chocolates. The event offers children and adults an occasion to dress and act with style in keeping with the Fancy Nancy children's picture book series by Jane O'Connor. The LTYC, directed by Jamie Platte, will sing a number of compositions. Cost is $7 per person.Tickets available at McLean & Eakin Booksellers in downtown Petoskey.

Music and Dance

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Sunday Series, will present a chamber music concert entitled "Brass-mania" at the First Congregational Church of Charlevoix on Sunday, April 14 at 4 pm. GLCO orchestra members Vern Campbell, trumpet, Beverly Isenbarger, horn, and Edward R. Bahr, trombone, will be joined by members of the Castle Brass Quintet in a program featuring duos, trios, and quintets. There is no charge. All welcome.

Tickets are now on sale for the 32nd annual Spring Concert of the Northern Michigan Chorale.Titled "The Power of the Human Voice", it will be performed at the Petoskey Middle School Auditorium the evening of Sat, April 20 at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoon, April 21 at 3:30 pm.. Music for this concert is commissioned works of choral arrangements by James Q. Mulholland. His music is among the most performed throughout the world. He continues to serve on the faculty at Butler University's Jordan College of Arts, Indianapolis, and plans to be with the Chorale during these performances. Peter D. Sims is directing the Chorale, with Michelle Mitchum playing piano. Tickets are $10/adults and $7 for persons 12 and under.Tickets are available from the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce 231-347-4140; Harbor Springs Chamber 231-526-7999 or from Chorale members. They will also be available at the door one hour prior to the concert. For more information call Janada Chingwa at 231-347-1618.

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present the Cuban music group Tiempo Libre on Sat, April 20 at 8:00 pm in the Milliken Auditorium. The three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group is one of the hottest young Latin bands today.Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door, $22 for Museum Members, plus fees. Tickets may be puchased by calling the Museum Box office at 231-995-1553 or online at www.dennosmuseum.org .The Dennos Museum Center is located at 1402 College Dr., Traverse City, at the entrance to the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.


First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs,on Sunday, April 14, the Reverend Bob Brown will be guest preacher at the 10:00 am worship service. The Chancel Choir will sing and guest soprano soloist Dore Furstenberg will sing for the offertory. Adult CE begins at 8:55 am every Sunday and all are invited to coffee fellowship following the worship service. Sunday'S cool, education for elementary age children, is held during the 10:00 worship hour and a staffed nursery is open for all infants and toddlers. For more information visit www.fpchs.org or call 526-7332. First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs is located at the corner of W. Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicap accessible..

Harbor Springs United Methodist Church welcomes retired Methodist minister, Rev. Thad McGehee, as its guest preacher on Sunday, April 14 at 11 a.m worship. The Chancel Choir will sing under the direction of Marion Kuebler.. Children's Sunday School is available for grades Pre-K through Middle School during the Worship Hour and a coffee fellowship will follow the service. The church building is handicapped accessible with designated parking, elevator and rest rooms. Please visit www.uncharbors for more information,

The Harbor Light Chapel hosts Live Simulcast, with acclaimed bible teacher Priscilla Shirer on Saturday, April 27 9:00 am-4:30 pm, doors open at 8:30 am.. The event utilizes live streaming video via the Internet from a host church to bring Shirer's teachings to life as she offers insights that touch the hearts of all women. Call Harbor Light Community Chapel 231-347-5001 for ticket information. The Chapel is at 8220 Clayton Rd, Harbor Springs.

Farmers Markets

Harbor Springs, Farmers Market, is open indoors on Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Downtown at 157 State Street. The market hosts 10 to 12 vendors offering everything from fresh greens (grown using hoop houses) to meat, eggs even fresh pasta.

Boyne City Farmers Market, is being held in the Red Barn, Park St, next to the Boyne District Library, every Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Charlevoix's Farmers Market held every Thursday from 9 am-1 pm until the last Thursday in May. The market is located at the Charlevoix Public Library, Community Room.


The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society and History Museum has resumed our regular office hours: Tues-Fri, 9 am-5 pm. Our current temporary exhibit A Delightful Destination: Little Traverse Bay at the Turn of the Century has been extended and will remain on display here through May 4, 2013. For more information about the Historical Society and our upcoming events, please visit us online at www.HarborSpringsHistory.org.


Community Free Clinic, offers a walk-in clinic on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Sign-in and screening begin at 1 p.m. Sign-in is discontinued at 6:30 p.m. There is also a smaller appointment clinic on Monday afternoons (walk-ins welcome if the schedule allows) from 1-5 p.m. Photo ID, proof of residency, and verification of income are required. Call (231)487-3600 for more information.

Community Resources

Women's Resource Center, of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) provides free counseling and support services to victims of crime including victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse, child abuse, child sexual assault and adults molested when they were children. Services also

provided to victims of elder abuse, hate crimes, economic abuse/fraud, robbery, DUI/DWI crashes, and survivors of a homicide victim. Support services include crisis counseling, individual counseling, support groups, trauma therapy (EMDR), play therapy for children, safety planning, advocacy on behalf of survivors and resources/referrals. The WRCNM can assist in filing victim compensation claims with the Michigan Department of Community Health. If you or someone you care about has been a victim of crime, contact the WRCNM administrative office at (231)347-0067.

Planned Parenthood, of West and Northern Michigan provides complete gyn exams, breast exams and Pap tests for women of all ages; pregnancy tests; counseling and provision of birth control supplies; including emergency contraception, testing and treatment for vaginal, urinary and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV testing. Services are confidential, affordable, and provided by women clinicians. Medicaid/PlanFirst! and MC/VISA accepted. Open Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri; some evenings. Planned Parenthood, 1003 Spring St, Petoskey. (231)347-9692.

The Harbor Springs Library, Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 am-5 pm; Wednesday 10am-8pm, Saturday 9am-1pm; closed on Sundays and holidays.. The Harbor Springs Library offers free high speed WiFi internet access as well as Mac and PC computers available to the public. Library is located in downtown Harbor Springs at the corner of Spring and Main St. Please go to www.harborspringslibrary.org or call (231)526-2531 for more information.

Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry, located in the lower level of the Holy Childhood Community Center building (entrance on Third Street), is open from 9:30 a.m.-noon every non-holiday Monday. Food is available for anyone in need in the Harbor Springs area. Those wishing to donate items may bring them to the Pantry on Monday morning or leave them in baskets inside the entrances of the church from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Phone (231)526-2017, Ext 43. This is a community-wide service.

Harbor Springs Friendship Center, welcomes all senior citizens to Hillside Apartments Community Room C on West Main St. for a hot nutritious meal or to join in the fun activities. The center offers a coffee talk at 10-11:30 a.m. Mon., Tues, Wed., Fri. and exercise classes on Tues. and Thurs. The Friendship Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.. A hot meal is served at noon. For more information call (231)526-6061.


Emmet County Recycling, offers free recycling of all electronics all the time. Free electronics recycling is made possible by a 2008 Michigan law requiring manufacturers who sell computers and TVs in the state to provide a free and convenient way for customers to recycle their old computers and TVs. The facility is open from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturdays and is closed Sundays and major holidays. For more information on electronics recycling locally, contact Emmet County Recycling at (231)348-0640 or visit www.EmmetRecycling.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

The WRC Safe Home is looking for an individual experienced in providing haircuts. The service would be provided to survivors of domestic abuse and their children staying at the Safe Home. Please contact the Safe Hom Coordinator for details at (231) 347-1572.

Support your community by volunteering with the Women's Resource Center Gold Mine Resale Shops and Safe Home. Both are in need of building repairs and/or maintenance. If you are a skill maintenance person with some extra time, please contact Jamie Winters, Volunteer coordinator (231)347-1572.

The Manna Food Project in Harbor Springs, is calling for volunteers for packing and repacking food products in the Manna warehouse. Distributing 1.7 million pounds of food product to over 35 area pantries and 44,000 families is no easy task without the support of volunteers. Students, service groups, senior groups, scout troops, families and individuals are all welcome to be part of Manna's volunteer army. To get involved with The Manna Food Project, contact Gabby Billion at 231-347-8852 or via email at gabby@mannafoodproject.org.

Friendship Centers of Emmet County, (Council on Aging) and the organization's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) are presenting "Laptop Labs" for folks age 55 and over that need help with their laptop computers. Volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with lab users, helping them navigate the keyboard, manage email accounts, do internet searches, and master basic Microsoft Word concepts. If you have computer skills you'd like to share, please contact us! (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369, ext 29.


Survivors of Suicide Support Group meetings, are on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays ( of each month at 6:00 pm at the Boyne City Library. A group of adults who have lost someone to suicide now meets and safe supportive place. They share the memories and celebrate the lives of their loved ones. This is an initiative by the Human Services Coordinating Body Suicide Prevention Workgroup for Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. For more information contact Greg Billiard 231-590-0587.

CLIMB, is a program through McLaren-Northern Michigan to provide emotional support to children (ages 5-12) who have a parent or other loved one diagnosed with cancer. Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery. Through CLIMB, art and play activities help children to understand and develop coping skills. This is a free community service funded by McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. For more information or to enroll a child in the CLIMB program, please contact Amy Juneau, at (231)487-4015.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, is a support group for custodial relative caregivers of children. The group meets on the fourth Monday of the month, January through November, from 6- 7:30 at the Petoskey Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Rd.Childcare is available during meetings by reservation: please call (231)347-3211 or (888) 347-0369, x29.

Juvenile Diabetes, parent support group meetings will be held the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at La Senorita in Petoskey. Direct questions to Marcia Vandermus, (231)526-9705..

The Grief and Loss Support Group, is held at the Hospice of Little Traverse Bay Community Grief and Loss Center at One Hiland Drive in Petoskey Michigan in the Conference room. The

group meets on the third Thursday of every month, 1-2:30 p.m.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, second Monday of month, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hospice of

Little Traverse Bay, One Hiland Dr, Petoskey (231)487-4285.

Alzheimer's and Dementia support, group meets the second Wednesday each month from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center library. Call (231)347-3211 for more information.

Diabetes, Heart and Vascular Support, is offered the second Monday of each month, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital and Community Health Education Center from 7-8 p.m. For more information (800)248-6777.

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