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About Town: Area Event Listings

Crooked Tree Arts Center

On Tuesday, July 9, Crooked Tree Arts Center will present the first of their six Harbor Springs Summer Friends Lecture Series. To begin the series, Kelsey Lee Offield, will be giving a lecture on "Collecting Art in Today's International Market." All lectures will be held at the charming and historic Harbor Springs Library, with light refreshments at 4:00 pm and lectures beginning around 4:30 pm. Seats are $15 per lecture and extremely limited. For more information, and to reserve a seat, please visit www.crookedtree.org or call Crooked Tree Arts Center 231-347-4337

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. For more information on CTAC please visit www.crookedtree.org or call 231-347-4337.


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

Paddleboard Pilates, develop strength and balance on a stand-up paddleboard in Little Traverse Bay! Join Lynn Descamp of Pilates Midwest on Friday mornings through Aug 16, 7:30-9:00 am. Come every week or join us when you can. Meet at Jo Ford Park on Bay St in Harbor Springs. Bring your own SUP or 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 or for more info: call The Outfitter (231) 526-2621 or email info@outfitterharborsprings.com

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) now thru -August 15 from 9:30 am-noon. Register for 1 or more sessions. $120 fee includes instruction and all paddling equipment. 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 July and August for youth 12-17. For information or to register, visit www.thefirstteenorthernmichigan.org or call 231-526-3168.

Out and About

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. 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 next run on Wed, July 10 will be at Little Traverse Conservancy's Good Hart Farms Preserve on Robinson 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

Little Traverse Marathon, Run one of the most scenic routes of the North! The Outfitter of Harbor Springs hosts the first annual Little Traverse Half Marathon, around the bay from Bay Harbor to Harbor Springs on Sat, Sept 28. Challenge yourself with a combo of road and trail running and experience the fall colors along the shoreline. . Race Starts at 7:30 am and fee is $55. Register now at 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.

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

The Harbor Springs Library, Summer Reading Program, "Read to Feed", for kids AND adults. Registration is ongoing - it's never too late to participate! Program is from July 1-August 9. Read to Feed party will be on August 10!! Summer Story Time, Wednesdays at 10:30 am at the Library, No charge. All children are welcome - stories geared toward children ages 3-5. The HSL will be closed on Thursday, July 4. For more information call the Library at 231-526-2531 or email www.harborspringslibrary.org.

Alanson Area Public Library, The Library hours Mon-Wed 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 Genealogy Class scheduled for Sat, Aug 17 will be from 10-11:30 am, presented by the Emmet County Historical Society. The next two meeting 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, 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 will present the exhibit, Beyond the Blue, by Louise Pond, July 6 through July 19. Louise Pond is a plein air pastel artist from Elk Rapids. The opening reception takes place on Sat, July 6 from 2 until 7 pm. All welcome. 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


Petoskey Film Theater, No movie this Wednesday, July 3 at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old Library), 451 E Mitchell St Petoskey. Back showing movies on Wed, July 10. PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108

Movies in the Park, presented by Petoskey Rocks! and sponsored by Stafford's Hospitality,Movies in the Park is showing free family films on Friday nights this summer in Pennsylvania Park, across from the Perry Hotel. On Friday, July 5, the movie will be "Madagascar 3" (PG) 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, on Wednesdays and Saturdays 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, 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. Good Hart 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.

Outdoor Festivals/Gatherings

Petoskey's Rock the Downtown, held Fridays, through August 9, 6-9 pm. 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

Interlochen Center for the Arts, will hold a free performance, on Friday, July 12 at 7:30 pm at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature chamber music, jazz, singer-songwriter, and musical theatre performances by current students and young alumni. Admission is free but attendees are asked to make a reservation by visiting www.interlochen.org/hspac.

Fairview Square, at 1030 State, Harbor Springs: 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 to 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. .

Harbor Springs Downtown Street Musique, 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.


You are invited to attend, a community service titled "Indivisible Under God"., This service of Sacred and Patriotic Music will take place Sunday, July 7 at 10:30 am at Zion Lutheran Church, 500 W. Mitchell, Petoskey. Music Director Dave Pugh, Soprano, Elizabeth Stoner-Cameron and Pianist, Stephanie Cope will provide selections from G.F. Handel, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and other composers. Interspersed with Scripture Readings, this service highlights the special theme of our Independence Day holiday. All are invited and welcome to attend. A free-will offering will be gathered for local community charities. For more information call the church office 347-3438, (Tues-Fri am).

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation, of Petoskey is expanding its program services by meeting on 2nd Sundays, as well as the 1st and 3rd Sundays, which has been the schedule for years. On July 14, the congregation will begin a series of multigenerational programs from the "Tapestry of Faith" curriculum from the Unitarian Association. Second Sunday programs will begin with a series of stories dealing with "Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures," which explore values in an effort to promote growth in spiritual depth and understanding. The programs are organized in a workshop format with activities and discussions for all ages. The July 14 program will begin at 11 am at the Oden Community Building.

Redpath Memorial Church, in Cross Village on Sunday, July 7 at 9:30, welcomes Gwen Dunlap who will give the message. She hails from Bay View during the summer and Ann Arbor in the winter. Breakfast following the service is hosted by Fred and Gloria Hoffman in their Good Hart, Lamkin home. Please join us for both events.

Stutsmanville Chapel: Sunday, July 7, service at 10:30 with Pastor Ed Warner sharing during the 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..

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, on Sunday, July 7, the Reverend Jim Pollard will preach at both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 am services. Holy Communion will be served at both services.. Summer Choir meets to rehearse at 9 am and will be singing at the later service. Adult education class, led by Reverend Pollard, is offered every Sunday at 9 am. 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: ,On Sunday, July 7 HIS WAY II, a southern gospel duo from Indiana, will present its musical worship program at 11 am. All welcome. Please visit umcharborsprings.com for more information.


The Harbor Springs History Museum, exhibit galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm. The Museum will be open on July 4th from 11 am to 1 pm with FREE admission. The Museum's new temporary exhibit "Turning Point: The War of 1812 from the Native American Perspective" is on display during exhibit hours. The Historical Society's regular business hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm. For more information about our upcoming programs and special events please visit us online at www.HarborSpringsHistory.org.


Free Hearing tests, will be offered for persons age 55 and older at the Huber Friendship Center on Wed, July 17, beginning at 9 am.An audiologist from Petoskey Era, Nose, & Throat Specialists iwll be conducting the tests.There is no charge. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the Huber Friendship Center, 529-8803.

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.



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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