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About Town: Area events and happenings

Bird Walk

The Petoskey Regional Audubon Society, invites the public to join them at 7 a.m. on Thursday, June 27 at the Oden Fish Hatchery for a free bird walk with Sally Stebbins. Meet at the hatchery's south entrance (along U.S. 31) by the old train car, across from Windjammer Marina on Crooked Lake. Allow 2 hours. For more info email Sally at: sallystebbinsbirder@gmail.com

Crooked Tree Arts Center

A Summer Exhibition, consisting of photographs from the members of the Crooked Tree Photographic Society (CTPS) is open in the Crooked Tree Arts Center's new Atrium Gallery. The exhibition will run through July 22 with an opening reception on Friday, June 28 from 6"30-8:00 pm. The public is invited and exhibitors will be present to answer any questions. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on CTAC please visit www.crookedtree.org or call 231-347-4337.

Exercising in the Park

Yoga in the Park, on Wednesday mornings promptly at 8:15 am in Zorn Park. Come 10 minutes early to sign in and set up your towel or yoga mat on the grass overlooking the beach & harbor in Zorn Park. Power Walking PLUS, on Friday mornings promptly at 8:15 am in Zorn Park Bring a towel and meet at the cannon 10 minutes early for sign in & warm up. Cost $7. For more information on either of these classes, call Carrie Wiggins 231-881-6400

Youth Programs

Kids' Paddle Camp, will be offered every week by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs for 9-12 year olds. A great way for kids to experience the joy of being on the water while learning the essentials of kayaking and paddleboard. 4-day sessions (Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs) no thru -August 15 from 9:30 am-noon. Register for 1 or more sessions. $120 fee includes instruction and all paddling equipment. Days 1,2 and 3 meet at Josephine Ford Park on Bay St and Day 4 meets at Round Lake boat launch on Powell Rd. Pre-registration required. To register: call 231-526-2621 or stop in The Outfitter at 153 E. Main St.

The First Tee of Northern Michigan, is still accepting reservations in all summer youth programs. Youth as young as 5 learn about the game of golf as well as nine core values and nine healthy habits. The First Tee has also launched a competitive tournament series with events in June, July and August for youth 12-17. For information or to register, visit www.thefirstteenorthernmichigan.org or call 231-526-3168.

Out and About

Kayak and Paddleboard Demo Day, hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Saturday, June 29. A great chance to try before you buy: test-paddle top brand kayaks. Outfitter staff and company reps will be on-site to help you find the right fit. Free of charge. Drop in anytime from 10 am- 4 pm at Jo Ford Park boat launch on Bay St in Harbor Springs. For more info call 231-526-2621 or visit outfitterharborsprings.com.

Trail Run Series, takes place every Wednesday night until Aug 14 at 6 pm hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs. An 8-run series on 8 local trails for runners of all ages and abilities.Register for the 8-run series or drop-in for any run/s that fit your schedule. Great chance to explore local trails, meet other runners and run at your own pace, The June 26 run will be on the North Country Trail from Robinson to Larks Lake Rd. Cost is $64 for the 8-run series or $10 drop-in. Pre-registration encouraged.. To register or for more info: call (231) 526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharborsprings.com

Paddleboard Pilates, Looking to bring your full-body workout to a new level? Develop core strength and balance on a stand-up paddleboard in Little Traverse Bay! Join Lynn Descamp of Pilates Midwest on Friday mornings from June 28 - August 16 at 7:30-9 a.m. Come every week or join us when you can. Meet at Jo Ford Park on Bay Street in Harbor Springs. Bring your own SUP or paddleboard rentals available from The Outfitter of Harbor Springs. Fee per class: $25 including SUP rental or $15 w/o rental. Pre-registration required. To register: call The Outfitter at (231) 526-2621 or email info@outfitterharborsprings.com

North Central

Michigan College

North Central Michigan College, is offering informal summer workshops on Thursdays through August 1. These workshops are presented by Corporate and Community Education at North Central. All will be held on the Petoskey campus in Room 536 in the Student and Community Resource Center from 10 am to 11:30 am. The public is invited to hear some of the area's experts in history, world culture and technology share their knowledge in a fun, information discussion group. Refreshments will be served. June schedule: June 27 Presenter Joan Flinspach, CEO of Presenting the Pasat and former director of the Lincoln Museum will lead the discussion.

The NCMC gym and fitness center is offering Family Fun Day., Wednesdays July 3 through August 28 from 11 am until 7 pm. Activities will be in the Student and Community Resource Center gym on the Petoskey Campus. Cost is $5 per family and includes all activities. For more information call 231-439-6370.

Books and More

Sign up for "Read to Feed", Summer Reading Program for kids AND adults!! Harbor Springs Library and Between the Covers Bookstore are collaborating to offer this new program!!! It will be fun . Registration runs through June; program is from July 1-August 9.For more information call the Library at 231-526-2531 or the Bookstore 231-526-6659 or email www.harborspringslibrary.org. The Harbor Springs Library Summer Story Time, Wednesdays at 10:30 am at the Library, No charge. All children are welcome - stories geared toward children ages 3-5.

Alanson Area Public Library

The Summer Reading Program, at the Alanson Area Public Library began Tuesday June 25 and will run through Tuesday, July 30 , from 10-11 am, for Pre-School-Grade 5. (this fall) Children will be divided into 2 age groups. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone welcome for the remainder of the program. On Tuesday, July 2 at 10 am we are having Mr Pep's Magic Show for all ages and everyone is welcome. The Library hours Mon-We 10 am-6 pm; Thur 10 am-7 pm; Fri noon-5 pm; Sat Summer) 1-5 pm; Closed Sundays and Holidays. 548-5465, located at 7631 Burr Ave (Alanson Community Building)

The next two meetings of the Friends of the Alanson Area Public Library, will be: Wednesday, July 10, 6:30; Wednesday, August 14, 6:30. You are welcome and invited to attend.

Petoskey District


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.


Three Pines Studio in Cross Village, Otto Bacon Metal Sculptures "Steel Crazy" Forge Work for the 21st Century, 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. gene@threepinesstudio.com You are invited to come and visit.


Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the film "Quartet", directed by Dustin Hoffman, (PG-13)on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old Library), 451 E Mitchell St Petoskey. Donations appreciated. PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park, is showing free family films on Friday nights this summer in Pennsylvania Park, across from the Perry Hotel in Petoskey. On Friday, June 28, the movie will be "Brave" (PG) (Pixar Animation Studios) showing at 9:45 pm. Bring your family and friends, blankets, lawn chairs, snacks and enjoy

Farmers Markets

Harbor Springs Farmers Market, now open at the same location at the west end of Main Street, from 9 am-1 pm. The Market will also be held on Wednesdays from 9 - 1. Plan on stopping by.

Downtown Petoskey Farmer's Market, now open and will run each Friday from 8:30 am to 1 pm through October 4 and will remain in its traditional location on Howard St, between JC Penney and Julienne Tomatoes.

Good Hart Market Days begins Sat, June 29 and will run every Saturday afternoon 2-5:30 pm through out the color season. The event is held in Sutherland's yard next to the Good Hart General Store and is free to participate or to attend. Features local artists, artisans and farmers. Goods sold include original paintings, local produce, spun yarns, area photography and more. Good Hat is located 14 miles north of Harbor Springs along M-119. For more informaton call 231-526-7661 or visit www.goodhartstore.com


The Bliss Bunch Flea market, Bake Sale, will be held Sat, July 6 from 9 am-4 pm in Carp Lake at the Old Station at the corner of US 31 and Gill Rd. Vendors are welcome and encouraged to participate Contact Wanetah 231-537-4885 to reserve your space or for more info. This event is sponsored by the Bliss Bunch Homemakers and proceeds help support local charities and food banks in the area.

The Young American Dinner Theater ,at Boyne Highlands on Thursday, June 27 will support The First Tee of Boyne Highlands youth development program. Cash bar and appetizers begin at 6:15 pm. For reservations, call 231-526-3152 and let them know you are supporting The First Tee

The Ninth Little Traverse CROP Hunger Walk, June 29, in Bay View : 9:00 (registration begins 8:30) at Evelyn Hall. Donations help ease hunger through the many programs of the Manna Food Project and Church World Service. CWS aid disaster victims throughout the U.S. and the World. All ages are welcome! Music and refreshments will be provided.

Outdoor Festivals/Gatherings

Harbor Springs Annual Waterfront Wine Festival, will take place Sat, June 29 from 4-7 pm along the Harbor Springs waterfront. It's an afternoon of great wine, food, and fun. Enjoy wine tasting from local wineries & distributors, plus culinary delights from some of the area's best. Tickets available at: www.waterfrontwine.org or will be available the day of the event..

Petoskey's Rock the Downtown, held Fridays, through August 9, 6-9 pm. On June 28 Cook-Out! Petoskey focuses on the great tastes of the Downtown community, highlighting the great foods and products of the downtown community that residents and visitors can use to bring their summer season to new heights. Music on the streets, free horse-drawn carriage rides, ghost walks, story time for small children, a family movie in the park at dark and rockin' main events.

Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the park, Concerts begin at noon at the gazebo in Pennsylvania Park, downtown Petoskey. The concerts are free and run each Tuesday and Friday at noon; there will also be a Friday evening series, Four for Four, through the month of July to co-inside with the Petoskey Rocks event. Through the summer, the children's series is on Wednesday and will include music for kids, a magic show, and Crooked Tree's own string program performances. For a complete summer schedule of concerts, visit www.crookedtree.org


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.

Arts/ Music

Fairview Square, at 1030 State, Harbor Springs, wlll host their first annual "Summer Kick-Off Party" on Monday, July 1. You are invited to come on by for prize drawings, specials and savings, and fun, food, festivities and lots of surprises. Also on Monday evenings will be the return of the home-grown entertainment beginning at 6 pm until dark. Performers will be located at 1030 State at the center of Fairview Square. The public is welcome so come, so bring a chair and support your local artists. To become an act, contact Ryandavid Marihugh at (231)838-7365. The Horse Drawn Carriage Rides will be back, weather permitting, Monday evenings between 6 and 9 pm for free rides along Bluff Drive. Many more fun events are planned as the summer moves along, including a Farmer's Market from 6-9 pm. .

Thursday, June 27, from 6-9 pm, the Harbor Springs Area Fine Art Gallery Tour.will take place . This is a free event with over 15 galleries participating, a chance to tour the galleries and talk to the artists. For a full listing and more details visit harborspringschamber.com/fine-art-gallery-tour.

Along with the Art Gallery Tour, Harbor Springs Street Musique begins Thursday, June 27 and takes place every Thursday from 7-9 pm until Labor Day. Come enjoy the various sounds and melodies of local area musicians while strolling Main Street. Lineup for June 27: Wyatt and Shari Knapp, Gregg Barber, Jeff Pagel, Galactic Sherpas, Bay St. Alcove. Kid's Acts include tommy Tropic, Magic Lady (balloons) and Face painting.


Redpath Memorial Church in Cross Village on Sunday, June 30, hosts the Reverend John Jeffrey from Harbor Springs starting at 9:30 am. The breakfast following is being held in the Cross Village Town Hall one block from Redpath hosted by Lynn Ribits. We hope you attend both events!

Stutsmanville Chapel: Sunday, June 30 service at 10:30 with Pastor Ed Warner sharing during that service and communion will be celebrated. 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.. On Sunday, June 30, during the special monthly Elder Prayer Time at 7 pm. Gretchen Gregory of Voice of the Martyrs will be sharing with us.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, on Sunday, June 30 the Reverend Jim Pollard will preach at both the abbreviated 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 am full service. Guest harpist Alizabeth Nowland will provide special music at the later service. A class, "Confronting the News with scriptures continues" led by Pastor Jim every Sunday at 9 am. After the second worship service, all are invited to attend the "Patti Cakes and Sweetie Pie" auction, raising funds for all local youth mission groups. Young Live will also sponsor a car wash in the church parking lot from 9:00 to noon. 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.

"Let Freedom Ring," is the patriotic choral cantata at the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, 343 E Main St on Sunday, June 30, 11 am. Holy Communion will be served by Pastor Mary Sweet and congregational hymns will be chosen by attendees. Please visit umcharborsprings.com for more information.


The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society, presents the next Harbor History Talk Thurs, June 27 at 5:30 pm The talk will complement the museum's new temporary exhibit, "Turning Point: The War of 1812 from the Native American Perspective". Speaker will be Eric Hemenway, Advance reservations are requested by calling (231) 526-9771. The talk will begin at 5:30 in the second floor Anton Library and refreshments will be served. Admission free for this talk thanks to support from the Michigan Humanities Council. The talks take place at the Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E Main St.

The Harbor Springs History Museum, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm. The Museum's new temporary exhibit "Turning Point: The War of 1812 from the Native American Perspective" is now open and viewable during regular hours listed. The Historical Society's regular business hours remain Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm. For more information about our upcoming programs and special events (including the Summer White Party, June 20), please visit us online at www.HarborSpringsHistory.org.


McLaren Northern Michigan, in conjunction with its bariatric surgery weight loss program, is offering a free bariatric surgery seminar in Petoskey and Harbor Springs. Several new weight loss options will be the focus of the presentation, titled "Bariatric Surgery and Obesity: What are my choices?" The seminars will take place from 6-7 pm on Monday, July 1 at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, 820 Arlington Ave on the Lockwood-MacDonald campus in Petoskey; and 6-7 pm on Tuesday, July 2 at the Harbor Springs Public Library, 206 S. Spring St, downtown Harbor Springs. The seminar is free. Pre-registration is required by calling 877-568-5598 or northernhealth.org/CREG.

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

The Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan, offers free playgroups, for children aged 0-60 months and preschool-aged siblings. The summer schedule is 9:30-11 am Tuesdays at Jordan Valley District Library community room; 9:30-11 am Wednesdays at United Methodist Church, Alanson; 9:30-11 Thursdays at Christ Lutheran Church, Boyne City. Call (231)347-0067 or visit wrcnm.org 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.

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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