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About Town: Area Event Listings

Food Drive

The 21st Annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, will take place on Saturday, May 11. Your letter carrier will pick up your donations when they deliver your mail. All you have to do is leave non-perishable food items at your mailbox, and the letter carriers will do the rest. Food collected here will go directly to pantries right here in Northern Michigan. Almost all of the area post offices are participating, so plan on leaving non-perishable food items by your mailbox. No glass items. Thank you,

Golf League

The Harbor Springs Ladies Golf League, at Harbor Point Golf Club is forming and welcoming new members for the Ladies 9 hole league on Monday nights starting on June 3 and playing through August 26. There will be practice rounds and clinics in May. All members must have a 30 or less handicap for 9 holes. For more information call Mary Juneau 231-881-1583 or maryjuneau@mac.com.

May Food & Farm Happenings

Local Food Alliance Potluck & Meeting, Thursday, May 9, 6-9 pm at NMCM Cafeteria Conference Center #4 (in the small room next to the cafeteria) Bring a dish to pass and yoru ideas for building a strong local foods system. This meeting will focus once more on our work groups. Please join us for some great ideas and delicious food.

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Home-style workshop at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Wednesday, May 15 from 6-8 pm. Maria Nicholson will once again be sharing cures for the common meal in the CTAC Kitchen. Focusing on tasty, elegant and nutritious Culinary Series Home-style brings a fun twist to the culinary class idea. More information and registration can be found online at www.crookedtree.org or by calling 347-4337. Pre-registration is required and filling quickly, so sign up soon.

May Swirl at CTAC on Thursday, May 23 featuring a sampling of appetizers and fine wines from City Park Grill. Chris Koury will be the musical entertainment featuring guitar and vocals. Doors open at 5:30 pm with food and music through 7:00. Tickets $15 in advance and $20 per person the day of Swirl, when available and may be purchased online at www.crookedtree.org or calling 231-347-4337

North Central Michigan College

Commencement will be held Friday, May 10 at 7:30 pm in the gymnasium, Speaker will be Emilee Kennedy, North Central graduate and primary care nurse.

Luncheon Lecture: On Friday, May 17, the Luncheon Lecture (rescheduled from the cancelled one on April 12) will feature the memories of Linda B. Henry, Lt. Col. (Ret.)an Air Force flight nurse who served three tours of duty in the Middle East. During her last deployment she was the Chief Nurse for flying operations in Iraq and the Horn of Africa. Luncheons are at noon in the Library conference room on the Petoskey campus. 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,.

Summer Hours will begin on Monday May 13 and run through Friday, August 16. NCMC administrative and business offices, including student services are open Mon thru Thursday, 8 am until 5 pm, Friday, 8:30 am until noon. These hours are in effect until Monday, Aug 19 when regular business hours resume. For a detailed listing of summer hours, visit www.ncmich.edu.

Speaker Series

"Racing the Iditarod: Sled Dog Adventures", will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs as part of its monthly speaker series on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 pm. Ed and Tasha Stielstra of Nature's Kennel will share first-hand experiences of racing the Iditarod: the dogs, the tour, the race, the land. Meet Rhu, their lead race dog, and check out their race sled. 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.


The Petoskey Regional Audubon Society, invites the public to join them each Tuesday and Thursday during May at 7:20 am for free "early morning birdwalks." Tuesday walks will be at Pond Hill Farm near Harbor Springs (led by John & Joanne Biddick); Thursday walks will be at Spring Lake Park (led by Sally Stebbins). These walks are appropriate for all levels of experience; no reservations are required.Walks will last about 2 hours, but participants are free to come and go as schedules allow. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes that you don't mind getting muddy. Call Sally at 526-1222 for more information.

Harbor Springs High School National Honor Society will host a Family Fun Run, (1 or 2 mile loop options) on Saturday, May 18, 10:00 am at Reynolds Field (Harbor Springs track). This is a fundraiser to help raise money for Bulbulir Basa Orphanage in Kolkata, India. Pre-registration is appreciated. Forms available at www.harborps.org or HSHS office. On-site registration/Check-in at 9:00 am. Entrance fee by donation ($5 minimum). Only two rules: Wear white; be prepared to be blasted with color. Questions: Contact Anne Payne or Chad Broughman 526-4800.

The Kiwanis Club of Harbor Springs is holding its "Breakfast to Supper", on Saturday, May 18, serving from 4:30 to 7:30 pm at the Holy Childhood Parish Hall. Menu is omelettes, eggs, sausage, pancakes & Belgian Waffles, fruit, juice & coffee. Adults, $8; Children ages 5 or Kindergarten through age 11 years, $4; Pre-school & Younger, free.

Books and More

"Library Day", an historic Harbor Springs tradition dating back to 1900, will be celebrated with a community open house on Friday, May 17 from 4-6 pm. Light refreshments and entertainment will be provided. All in the community invited and encouraged to attend

Harbor Springs Library, 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.

Film Screening, Movies will be shown at the library on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. On Thurs, May 9, "Life of P" will be shown. All movies are free and open to the public. Please visit our website www.harborspringslibrary.org for more information and future movie listings.

Alanson Area Public Library Story Hour, for Preschoolers: Thursdays, 10:30 am, Spring Session runs through May 23. Stories, songs & Crafts. No registration required. Must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

Petoskey District 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.


Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the romantic comedy "Ruby Sparks" on Wednesday, May 8 and Friday May 10 at 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old Library, 451 E. Mitchell St) Donations are appreciated. For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at 758-3108,

Studio & Pottery Demonstrations, Saturdays thru June 1, 2013 at Sturgeon River Pottery, Petoskey from 10 am-4 pm.Michigan-based artist will conduct live demonstrations on pottery, tile making and clay sculpture as part of our summer demonstration series. Free, open to the public, no reservations required. 231-347-0590


North Central Michigan College Foundation is hosting a fundraiser on Wed, May 15, from 5-7 pm at cava in downtown Bay Harbor. The event, Dollars for Scholars, will raise money for North Central's Student Emergency Fund established to help students deal with financial challenges that impede their ability to complete their coursework. Event features hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and music. There will be a cash bar. Cost is $20. Reservations preferred. Call Sharmon Dulaney 231-439-6218.

Harbor Springs Area Historical Society will host their annual fundraising dinner, H20 and History, on Friday, May 17 at Stafford's Pier.The event begins at 6 pm with appetizers and entertainment from local musician Herb Glahn. Dinner will follow with special guest Carol Parker. Carol will lead the audience in an interactive Michigan trivia game which will focus on Michigan maritime history. Prizes will be awarded for the trivia game winners. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Cost for H20 and History is $30 per person with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society. Reservations are requested in advance by contacting the Historical Society at 231-526-9771.

A fundraiser to benefit Meals on Wheels Program, will take place from Monday, May 13 thru Sunday, May 19,at Big Boy's newly remodeled Petoskey location, 71 Spring St. During the week, a portion of the proceeds from every Big Boy Double Deck Cheeseburger sold will be donated to the Meals on Wheels Program of Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Council on Aging.

Area Runs/Races

16th Annual 5K run/One Mile Walk, Saturday, May 11 at the Bayfront Park, Petoskey Waterfront Area. Sponsored by North Country Community Mental Health, the run begins at 10 am and the walk at 10:10. Log on to www.norcocmh.org for registration forms and more info or call CMH 231-347-0740

Out and About

Bines and Vines: Growing Hops and Grapes on the 45th Parallel, Sat, May 11 from 2-6:30 pm. Event is part of a series organized by the Small Farm Guild. 2-3 pm Beach Walk & Farm Tour-Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy Farmland Program Manager Brian Bourdages; 3-4:30 p.m., Bines and Vines Workshop with Chantal Lefebvre of WaterFire Vineyards and Joel Mulder and Brian Tennis of MI Hop Alliance; 4:30-6:30 Tour of Short's Brewery in Elk Rapids. For more info contact mary@artmeetsearth.org or call 231-622-5252.

Women in the Wild: North Country Trail Hike, will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Thursday, May 16. Explore the North Country Trail from the Sturgeon Bay Trailhead section 7: a rigorous up-and-down ridge walk through the hardwoods ending at Sturgeon Bay beach. Open to women of all ages who want to get outdoors and explore. 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: stop in The Outfitter, 153 E Main St, call 231-526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharborsprings.com.

A Clean Up the Beach Area Event at the Petoskey State Park, will take place on Sat, May 18 beginning at 11 am. Meet at the Concession Stand at the park's beach area. .Hosted by Alliance for the Great Lakes Adapt-a-Beach campaign, you do not need a State Park Pass to take part in the event. Children are welcome to participate when accompanied by an adult. You will be required to register and sign a waiver and liability release prior to cleaning up the beach. To learn more go to the greatlakes.org website or call Carol Santti 526-9385 if you have questions. Hope to see you there!

Mushroom Foray, first in a series of Mushroom Forays, will focus on Morels. All hunts at Grass River Natural ARea from 9:30-noon. Meet at the Center, 6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire. For more info or to Register in advance call 231-533-8314 or visit www.grassriver.org

Music and Dance

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, will present "Songs of Love and Joy" in concert Saturday, May 18, at 7:30 pm at the John M. Hall Auditorium on the Bay View Campus in Petoskey. Guest conductor Valerie Palmieri will lead the orchestra, chorus and soloists. Pianist Lori Sims, harpist Joan Holland, and violist Carlos Botero will be the featured soloists with the orchestra. Reserved seating is available for $50 and $35, general admission tickets are $20. Students, youth age 18 and under, miliarty personnel and people with disabilities with VSA Arts of Michigan are admitted free of charge. All tickets may be purchased onl line through MyNorthTickets.com or at the chamber orchestra office at 438 E Lake St, Petoskey. General admission tickets available at HS CHamber of Comemrce office, and at the door.

John D. Lamb, singer-songwriter/acoustic guitar performer will be at Cava, 795 Front St, Bay Harbor on Friday, May 10, 8-11 pm 231-439-2282, and at Pierson's Grille & Spirits, Pedestrian Village of Boyne Mtn, Boyne Falls on Sat, May 11, 8-11 pm., 231-549-7270


Stutsmanville Chapel: Pastor Ed Warner will speak at the Sunday Morning Worship Service on May 12 at 10:30, Sunday School is held for children and adults 9:15-10:15. Nursery for 1-3 yr olds is provided during both hours & Children's Church is held during the sermon portion of the Worship service. Men's Support Groups meet Mon & Wed evenings at 6:30 at the church. The annual Fish Fry/Blessing of the Bikes will be held May 19 following the worship service, which all bikers are invited to as well. There is no cost but everyone is asked to bring a dish or two to pass.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs: On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12 at the 10 am worship service, the Reverend Jim Pollard will preach and all the women in the congregation will receive a special gift. The Chancel Choir will sing and the Kirk Ringers handbell ensemble will play for the offertory. Following the blessing of the children, all elementary age kids are invited to attend Sunday'S cool, an age appropriate learning experience that lasts for the entire worship service time. Following the worship service, all are invited to coffee fellowship in the Gathering Place. On Saturday, May 11 at 4 pm baritone Anthony Lajoye will present a recital in the church sanctuary, featuring Broadway and popular selections. 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 will celebrate worship 11 a.m. on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12 . Children's Sunday school will be offered during the worship hour.. A coffee fellowship will follow the service. Please visit umcharborsprings.com for more information,


The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society and History Museum has resumed regular office hours: Tues-Fri, 9 am-5 pm.The museum is now open Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am to 3 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 18, 2013. For more information about the Historical Society and our upcoming events, please visit us online at www.HarborSpringsHistory.org.


Free Hearing tests will be offered, for persons age 55 and older at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Wed, May 15, beginning at 9:00 am. An audiologist grom Petoskey Ear, Nose & Throat will be conducting the tests. There i no charge. Appointments are necessary by calling the Friendship Center 231-347-3211 or call toll free at 1-888-347-0369.

A four-week course - "An Introduction to Stress Reduction through Mindfulness Practice" will be offered on Wednesdays, starting May 8 through May 29, at the office of Dr. Carin Nielsen-Integrative Medicine, 107 Howard St, downtown Petoskey. Class time is from 5-6 pm. Cost is $120. Advanced registration required. To register or for more info email info@CarinNielsenMD.com or call 231-638-5585.

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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