5/22/2013 12:01:00 AM About Town: Area Event Listings
Harbor Springs Schools
G.I.V.E. Celebration, Wednesday, May 22, 7 pm PAC
Senior Honors Convocation, Tuesday, May 28, 7:30 PAC
Baccalaureate, Thursday, May 30, 7:30 pm Holy Childhood of Jesus Church
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 date June 14 from 4:30-6:30, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Runner's Workshop: Injury Prevention and Half Marathon Training, will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Tuesday, June25 at 7:00 pm as part of its monthly speaker series. Calling all runners - from first-timers to seasonal racers! Learn the "need to knows" for a successful race experience from training runs to race day. Jaff Samyn, with Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center, will share his expertise on how to identify, address and prevent the most common running injuries as well as how to build your running base and progress from there injury-free. Learn the essentials of proper shoe selection and fit with Josh Baker of The Outfitter. The workshop will be held at The Outfitter of Harbor Springs, 153 E Main St. Admission: Please bring food item/s for the Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry. Reservations encouraged: 231-526-2621 or email@example.com.
Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design (ISLAND) Happenings
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crooked Tree Arts Center
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
Summer Hours: 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.
Books and More
Alanson Area Public Library
The Library announces their 2013 Summer Programs which include Summer Reading Programs for K-5th; Paws for Reading; Young Adult Short Story Writing Contest for Grades 6-12; and for adults an E-Reader Workshop among several other classes. These are only a small sampling of what they will be offering for all ages. For more information/to register, contact the Library at 231-548-5465.
Petoskey District Library
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. email@example.com.
Three Pines Studio in Cross Village, announces their opening show for 2013, "By The Yard", Surface Designed Textiles. Opening reception Sat, May 25, 2-7 pm. Three Pines is a studio .and gallery representing local artists in all the visual arts. Open everyday 11 am-7 pm or by appointment.. Located at 5959 W Levering Rd in Cross Village. 231-526-9447 or cell 231-838-9927. firstname.lastname@example.org You are invited to come and visit.
9th Annual "Afternoon of Arts & Crafts" show is being held Memorial Day weekend, Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26 in Rogers City on the grounds of the 40 Mile Lighthouse in Presque Isle County's Lighthouse Park, seven miles north of Rogers City on US 23. Events include a variety of pottery, crafts, jewelry, needlework, photography on display; climb the Lighthouse tower, tour the Museum, step aboard the restore Calcite pilothouse or visit the shipwreck on the beach. A great family setting. Admission is free. Food available. For more nfo call Barb 989-734-4587 or 40milepointlighthouse.org
Petoskey Film Theater will be showing a fun comedy/foodie film "Soul Kitchen" in support of Petoskey Restaurant Week on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old Library, 451 E. Mitchell St) Donations are appreciated.
Studio & Pottery Demonstrations, Saturdays thru June 1, 2013 at Sturgeon River Pottery, Petoskey from 11 am-4 pm.On Sat, May 25, Michigan-based chainsaw sculptor Chad Denkins will conduct a live demonstration of his wood sculpturing and carving art. He will also present a collection of his work. Free, open to the public, no reservations required. Chainsaws also not required. 231-347-0590
Community Blood Drive
The Kiwanis Club of Harbor Springs and the American Red Cross, will hold a community blood drive on Friday, May 24, at the Holy Childhood of Jesus Parish Hall from noon to 5:45 pm. If you would like to schedule an appointment or get more information call the local American Red Cross office at 231-347-5984, ext 109, however it is not necessary to have an appointment.
A Food Drive to benefit the Harbor Springs Area Community Food Pantry will be held Saturday, May 25 at the Harbor Springs IGA from about 10 am-6 pm. Come shop at the IGA and pick up an item or 2 to benefit the Pantry. Volunteers will be at the door with a list of wants and a special shopping bag. For details you can call Diane MacKenzie, 526-1446.
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.
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
Petoskey Regional Audubon Society 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,
Calling all trail runners! Trail Run Series, begins Wed, June 19, hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs. It will be an 8-run series on 8 local trails for runners of all ages and abilities. Runs will be held every Wednesday from June 19-August 14 at 6 pm.Register for the 8-run series or drop-in for any run/s that fit your schedule. Trails will be marked with 3-6 mile routes and runners will be hand-timed. Great chance to explore local trails, meet other runners and run at your own pace, The June 19 run will be at The Meadows behind Boyne Highlands. Cost is $64 for the 8-run series or $10 drop-in. A portion of proceeds will go to Little Traverse Conservancy and North Country Trail Association. Pre-registration encouraged. Note: no run for July 3. To register or for more info: call (231) 526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharborsprings.com
The Emmet County Sportsmen's Club in now operating on their summer schedule, offering Skeet, Trap, 5 Stand, Crazy Quail and Sporting Clays. Open to public for shooting Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 and other times by appointment. Individuals and groups are welcome. Instruction is available for the novice shooter. Special rates for youth. Located North of Harbor Springs on Robinson Rd between State and 119. For more details visit www.emmetcountysportsmensclub.com.
Music and Dance
The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, will be performing "Symphonic Hollywood" on Sunday, June 9 at John M. Hall Auditorium on the Bay View Campus in Bay View, MI at 7:30 pm. Guest Conducctor: Brian Eads, Angela Jeung-Hyun Kim, pianist
Redpath Memorial Church in Cross Village resumes services on Sunday, May 26. The church is traditionally open Memorial weekend through Labor Day Weekend at the stone church in Cross Village, kitty-corner from Legs Inn. We are a mission church that has visiting ministers filling our summer schedule. For our opening, Reverend Steven Smallegan will be sharing a message, beginning service at 9:30 with a breakfast immediately following at the Good Hart home of Gary and Holly Hillier. Look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Please join us for an historical and meaningful warm experience. All welcome.
Stutsmanville Chapel: 2013 graduates will be honored this Sunday, May 26 during the 10:30 am worship service. 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. Men's Support Groups meet Monday & Wednesday evenings at 6;30pm at the church.
First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs: On Sunday, May 26, at the 10 am worship service, all current and veteran military members will be honored, in recognition of Memorial Day. A special video and musical salute will occur and the Reverend Jim Pollard will preach,. A vocal Sextet will sing, and soprano soloist Jamie Platte with sing Mark Hayes' arrangement of "Battle Hymn of the Republic" for the offertory. A memorial service for Emil Bolline will take place on Saturday at 1:00 pm, with a reception to follow. First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs will begin offering a shortened 8:00 a.m. worship service in addition to the full 10:00 service beginning on June 2. 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..
Pastor Mary Sweet's message at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 26 at the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church in Harbor Springs is "Our Spiritual Compass". Favorite hymns include, among others, "How Great Thou Art", with Gertrude Fairbairn as the guest organist. Children's Sunday school is available for Pre-K through Middle School kids 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.