5/15/2013 12:01:00 AM About Town: Area Event Listings
Harbor Springs Schools
Undergraduate Awards Night, Tuesday, May 21, 7 pm at Performing Arts Center (PAC)
G.I.V.E. Celebration, Wednesday, May 22, 7 pm PAC
Senior Honors Convocation, Tuesday, May 28, 7:30 PAC
Graduation, Sunday, June 2, Ottawa Stadium 2:30 pm
The First Tee of Northern Michigan, is now accepting registrations for all programs. Please visit thefirstteeboynehighlands.org to enroll and see all of our offerings. The First Tee of Northern Michigan is also looking for volunteers for our 2013 programs. Volunteer training dates are May 21 from 5-7 or June 14 from 4:30-6:30, both events will be held at Harbor Point Golf Club. If you have any questions or would like to sign up please contact John Myers at (231) 526-3168.
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 email@example.com.
Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design (ISLAND) Happenings
Beekeepers Guild Open House, Sunday May 19 from 1:00-4:00 pm at Bellaire Community Hall, 202 North Bridge St, Bellaire.Local beekeepers Keith Kintigh and Yvonne Stephens invite you to the open house. They will be building hive components and rendering wax throughout the day, and will be available to answer beekeeping questions. Come meet your fellow guild members or learn how to join. Beekeeping resources will be available. Light refreshments provided. A partnership of ISLAND and the Northern Michigan Small farm Conference. Donations appreciated. For more info call 231-622-5252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 22 Wild Leek Preservation from 6-8 pm at Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center, 5745 N. M-66, East Jordan. This workshop will cover how sustainably harvest, then dry, freeze, pesto and pickle that grow in our north woods. This event is a partnership of ISLAND and Wagbo Farm WEEDS foraging group. For more info call 231-622-5252 or email email@example.com.
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
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. The Library is closed until June 2 and will reopen on Monday, June 3, at 8:30 am. Summer hours are Mon thru Thurs, 8:30 am-8 p.m and Friday 8:30-noon. The library will close at noon on July 26 and reopen Aug 26 at 8:30 am For a detailed listing of summer hours, visit www.ncmich.edu.
"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 Emmet County Republican Women's meeting, on Monday, May 20 will host speakers State Senator Howard Walker, Dianne Walker and John Ramer. 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 a.m. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon will be $15.00. Reservations are required as seating is limited. For reservations, please call/text Rebecca Cameron (231) 838 2260 on or before Friday, May 17.
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
After a very busy year here at the Harbor Springs Library, we have even more to celebrate than ever this spring. Please join us on Friday, May 17 from 4-6 pm to celebrate our unique gem of a library, to gather in community fellowship, and to unveil the next chapter in Harbor Springs Library history! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this community open house event. Children's activities (The button Machine is back!), refreshments, and live music will be provided.. Please visit our website www.harborspringslibrary.org or call 526-2531 for more information
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the film "Promised Land" on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old Library, 451 E. Mitchell St) Donations are appreciated. On Friday, May 17 a special showing of Part 2 of the documentary "Eisenhower's Secret War--Building Weapons, Talking Peace" will be shown The director Petoskey-based George Colburn will be there to answer questions and share stories after the film. No tickets needed!
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. 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.
Calling All Kayakers for Kayak for a Cause Launch Party, Thursday, May 23 at the Mackinaw Trails Winery (South of Petoskey on US 131) from 5-8 pm. Great wines, food and entertainment will be provided. Meet other Kayakers, sponsors of the Kayak for a Cause on Walloon Lake, and team members who will be paddling during the event scheduled for July 20-21. All proceeds of that event benefit Camp Daggett's Adventure Center. For more info on these events call 231-347-9742.
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 Bike Tour
The Annual Big Mac Shoreline Spring Scenic Bike Tour, hosted by the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce, will be held on June 8-9. There are four routes, a 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles, Participants depart between 7:00 and 9:30 am depending on route taken. Registration fee of $20 ($25 after June 1) includes the tour and a hot dog picnic lunch on return from 11 am to 3 pm. Complete the weekend with a tour across the Mackinac Bridge, beginning at 6:30 am Sunday at the fort parking lot, fee $20, open to anyone who participated in the Saturday tour that is 13 years or older. Helmets mandatory plus other rules apply. For more info call the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce, 231-436-5574 10:00 am to 5:00 pm mon thru Friday or visit our website at www.mackinawchamber.com or email us at email@example.com
Out and About
The Petoskey Regional Audubon Society, invites the public to join them on Saturday, May 18 at 8 am for a free bird walk with Darrell Lawson along the Boyne River, midway between Boyne City and Boyne Falls. For more info contact Darrell at firstname.lastname@example.org
PRAS also continues to offer free 7:30 am bird walks throughout May, on Tuesdays at Pond Hill Farm led by John & Joanne Biddick), and on Thursdays at Spring Lake Park (led by Sally Stebbins). For more info call Sally at 526-1222,
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!
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, military personnel and people with disabilities with VSA Arts of Michigan are admitted free of charge. All tickets may be purchased online through MyNorthTickets.com or at the chamber orchestra office at 438 E Lake St, Petoskey. General admission tickets available at HS CHamber of Commerce office, and at the door.
Stutsmanville Chapel: The annual Fish Fry/Blessing of the Bikes will be held this Sunday, May 19 following the 10:30 am worship service, which all bikers and visitors are invited to as well. The "Blessing" will follow the Fish Fry potluck. There is no cost but everyone is asked to bring a dish or two to pass. Pastor Ed Warner will be speaking. Sunday School is held for children and adults 9:15-10:15 am. Nursery for 1-3 yr olds is provided during both hours & Children's Church is held during the sermon portion of the Worship Service.
First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs: On May 19, Pentecost Sunday, worship begins at 10 am The Reverend Jim Pollard will preach, the Chancel Choir will sing and and pianist Sally Page and organist Peter D. Sims will play for the offertory. Bibles will be presented to the youth of the church during worship. The youth ministry of the church will hold a pancake breakfast from 9-10 am and from 11-11:30 as a fundraiser for their upcoming mission trips.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..
Everyone is asked to wear something red for Pentecost Sunday, May 19 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Harbor Springs. Pastor Mary Sweet's sermon is "Come, Holy Spirit" and the Chancel Choir will sing under the directorship of Marion Kuebler. Children's Sunday school available during the worship hour.. A cookie and 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.