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About Town: Area Events Listings

Crooked Tree Arts Center

On Tuesday,August 6, Crooked Tree Arts Center will be hosting the fifth of their six Harbor Springs Summer Friends Lecture Series. Roemer McPhee, author, will be sharing his insights on what our modern stories say and why they are so culturally relevant. "The Wisdom of Literature: Insights and Ideas from Modern Stories" Sure to be a fascinating insight into who we are today. The event takes place from 4 to 5:30 pm at the Harbor Springs Library. The Lecture Series event begins with refreshments at 4 pm followed by Roemer's lecture at 4:30 pm. Seats are extremely limited and going fast! Reservations cost $15 per lecture. For more information, and to reserve a seat, please visit www.crookedtree.org or call Crooked Tree Arts Center at 231-347-4337.

Now on displa at the Crooked Tree Arts Center's Atrium Gallery, through Aug 15 is the work of Eastport artist Margie Guyot. Sixteen large-scale still life canvases represent the exuberance and fine art painting that defines Guyot. On Sat, Aug 10 CTAC is hosting a plein air paint out at the Eastport studio of Guyot For more information about the Atrium exhibit of Margie Guyot or the August 10 Paint-Out, call the Arts Center 231-347-4337 or visit www.crookedtree.org.

Bay View Performance

Comedian Heywood Banks, will take the stage at John M. Hall Auditorium in Bay View for a one-night performance of stand-up comedy and hilarious songs. The performance begins at 8 pm and tickets range from $18-$25 for reserved and/or general seating. Banks is a comedian and songwriter who has been a frequent guest on the Bob and Tom morning radio show which is played all over the country. He has also been on A&E, HBO Comedy Central and numerous other programs. For purchase information please call 1-800-595-4849 or go to http://bayviewfestival.tix.com.

Exercising Outside

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. Pre-registration required. For more info call 231-526-2621 or stop in The Outfitter at 153 E. Main St.

Out and About

The Petoskey Regional Audubon Society and Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, invite the public to join them on Saturday, August 10 at 9 am for "Birds and Blooms" with Sally Stebbins and John Riggs. This 30-acre Little Traverse Conservancy nature preserve (approx. 5 miles NW of Harbor Springs) includes boardwalks through cedar swamp, and Lake Michigan shoreline and dune overlook. Allow 1-2 hours. For more info, email Sally at sallystebbinsbirder@gmail.com.

Trail Run Series, takes place every Wednesday night until Aug 14 at 6 pm hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs. For runners of all ages and abilities, this 8-run series explores 8 local trails.. 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, This week's run on Wed, July 31 will be on the North Country Trail from Brutus to Stutsmanville Rd with free giveaways. Fee: $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

Running Injury Clinic

Running Injury Clinic, will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs and conducted by medical professionals from Harborside Spine and Sports Center and NM Sports Medicine Center on Tuesday, August 13. Schedule your personal 3-part screening, gait analysis and assessment to address trouble spots or nagging injuries. For runners of all ages and abilities. Registration required: participants will be scheduled every 10 minutes from 6:30-8:30 pm. Admission: free with $10 suggested donation to benefit Harbor Springs Athletics. Held at The Outfitter of Harbor Springs at 153 E Main St. To register: call The Outfitter at 231-526-2621 or email info@outfitterharborsprings.com.

Little Traverse Half 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 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.

Self Defense Training Class

Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center, will be offering a 2-hour self defense class for women, on Saturday, August 10 at 9-11 am at the Cheboygan Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Clinic in Cheboygan and from 2-4 pm at Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center's Petoskey East Clinic. The class is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by using easy, effective, and proven self-defense tactics. The class is for women 16 and up. To register for the Cheboygan class call 231-627-7201, To register for the Petoskey class call 231-348-7950. The instructor will be Michael Ostrowski, head Judo instructor at Memphis Judo & Jiu-Jitsu. He has been involved in the Martial Arts his entire life. The cost for the class is $20.00.


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 now-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. For more information call the Library at 231-526-2531 or email www.harborspringslibrary.org.

Alanson Public Library, There will be an Author Visit at the Alanson Library on Sat, Aug 24 from noon to 1 pm. Helen Waldron Tull, local author of "Life Beyond the Boardwalk", with stories and history of the Burt Lake summer community and surrounding area will speak about her book and sign copies.. Space is limited so please register by calling the Library at (231) 548-www.alansonlibrary.org. . The next meeting of the Friends of the Alanson Area Public Library will be: Wednesday, August 14, 6:30. You are welcome and invited to attend.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)

Petoskey District Library, Regular Library hours are: 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, welcomes back Steve Palmer to Northern Michigan. August 3-August 14 Three Pines Studio will present "School of Fish and Shiny Things", the sculptural work of Steve Palmer. The exhibit opens on August 3, from 2-7 pm and runs through August 14. Steve is an award-winning Michigan artist. Depending on the type of fish, Palmer uses objects and their color relationships to great advantage - creating works that are not only conversation pieces, they are truly objects of art. 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.

Sturgeon River Pottery, Petoskey, offers Studio & Pottery Demonstrations every Saturday from 10 am-4 pm. Michigan-based artists will conduct live demonstrations on pottery-making techniques. Open to the public, no reservations required. Located on US 31 (Charlevoix Ave), just 2 miles west of Petoskey. 231-347-0590

Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the New Zealand film "Boy" on Wed, July 31 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

Movie in the Park on Friday, Aug 2, "Percy Jackson & The Olympians" (PG-13) beginning at 9:25 pm 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. Free admission

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, each Friday from 8:30 am to 1 pm through October 4 and 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 now through 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


Little Traverse Conservancy, will host the 24th Annual Save the Trees, on Wednesday, August 7 from 6-8:30 pm ath The Boathouse of Harbor Springs, 105 E Bay St, Live & Silent auction, Younce Guitar Duo, Complimentary & Cash Bar. Reservations may be made online, by mail, or by calling 231-347-0991.

The Dodworth Saxhorn Band (DBS), will be "Bringing America's Musical Past to Life" in concert to benefit The First Tee of Northern Michigan, on Friday, August 16 at 7:30 pm at the John M. Hall Auditorium in Bay View. This performance is a Civil War Sesquicentennial (150 years, 1863-2013) Commemoration and Veteran's Salute Presentation. The DSB, based in Ann Arbor, will bring America's past to life through music, song, audience participation, drama, poetry, dance and theatre. The 17-member ensemble presents an audience-involving historical show. Tickets are available at the Bay View ticket office, at the door, or by calling The First Tee on Northern Michigan 231-526-3168. To encourage the young people to attend this delightful concert The First Tee of Northern Michigan is making this concert free to all children 12 and under.

Join Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, for Howl at the Moon from 6-9 pm on Thursday, Aug.22 at the Harbor Springs Airport. Kick-off begins at 6 pm with a variety of specialties served by local restaurants, music by JUSDUIT, and the start of the silent auction. Following the close of the silent auction, the live auction begins with auctioneer Jim Miller. Because LTBHS is 100 percent donor funded, Howl at the Moon is crucial to ensuring that every animal who comes through their doors receives exceptional care. For event details or to purchase raffle tickets, visit www.ltbhs.com or call 231-347-2396.

Outdoor Festivals/Gatherings

Holy Cross Church, Cross Village will be hosting their 96th Annual Homecoming Festival on Sunday, August 4 beginning with an outdoor Mass at 11:00 am. Dinners of "Chicken" and "Cabbage Rolls" will be served Noon to 4:00. Concessions open at 1 pm and live music by "Pan" Franek and Zosia will be featured. Contact Sue Parson, 526-2874 for information.

Mackinaw Area Historical Society, will present the 7th Annual Historic Festival at Heritage Village, Augsut 2 and 3. New this year will be a Friday evening cook-out; Mary Stewart Adams will s peak about Dark Sky Park viewing and related storytelling, followed by marshmallows roasted over an open bonfire. The evening begins at 6 pm. Saturday activities include races, music, dancing and much more. All welcome.

Harbor Springs Car Festival, will begin at 5:30 pm Thursday, August 8 and runs till dusk in downtown Harbor Springs in Zorn Park, on the west end of Main St . No preregistration is required and all types of vehicles are welcome to be displayed. The Festival caters to any and all car buffs rather than one type of car or truck. It is free, there is no judging and every car is awarded a commemorative dash plaque, thanks to the generosity of some very special supporters. Also, taking place that night is the Street Musique, a weekly Thursday event in downtown Harbor Springs. For more information go to www.harborspringschamber.com or call 231-526-7999.

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

Summer Luncheons

The Annual P.E.O. Summer Luncheon, will be held at the Petoskey Bay View Country Club on Monday, August 5. Social time will begin at 11:30 am, with lunch served at 12:15 p.m. Chapter FP Petoskey is hosting the event. Mike Federspiel, Director of the Little Traverse History Museum, will present a program entitled "Pure Little Traverse Bay." P.E.O.members interested in attending should send $16 for each ticket to Judy Bryan, 217 Fairview, Petoskey, checks made payable to P.E.O. Chapter FP


The Friends of the Alanson Public Library, will be sponsoring a used book sale during the Alanson Riverfest. The sale will be held in the Alanson/Littlefield Community Building on Saturday, August 10 from 10-2; and on Sunday, August 11, from 12-2. There will be lots of great reading material for everyone!

The Northern Michigan Panhellenic Association, will meet for luncheon at noon on Wednesday, August 7 at Birchwood Country Club in Harbor Springs. Please make reservations by Monday, August 5, by signing up at the Bay View post office or calling 347-3254. There will be a two-part program. Sue Shinn will give a short slide presentation on "Visiting Brugges," and a music student will perform. Hostesses are Mary Sue Hansen and Suzanne Deuchler. All Panhellenic women are invited to attend. new members are welcome.

Northwestern Michigan Coin, Stamp & Postcard Show, will be held on Sunday, August 4, 10 am-4 pm at Odawa Casino, 1760 Lears Rd, Petoskey. Free admission, open to the public Exhibits, Special USPS Cancellation, door prizes and more. Auction 4pm.

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.

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, will present the Northern Michigan Flute Choir, as part of its Sunday Series of chamber music concerts on Sunday, August 4, at 4 pm at the Church of the Straits in Mackinaw City. Admission is free. The program on Sunday's concert will include works of Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, and others.

Arts/ Music

The Rhubarbary, will host the 5-piece rootsgrass band Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys on Sunday, August 25. Expect a laid back and intimate setting. Bring a dish of whatever to share for intermission and a favorite beverage. Show starts at 7:30. Reservations are appreciated. Social gathering between sets and wrap-up by about 10. Because this band is a large one we are charging a $15.00 donation all of which ends up in their pockets. Maureen and Dale Scott. Please contact us at 231-499-8038 or 231-357-7339

Fairview Square, at 1030 State, Harbor Springs: on Monday evenings, the home-grown entertainment begins 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 Community Band, plays each Monday from 8-9 pm at the grassy place next to the tennis courts by the waterfront. Local musicians play a variety of fun, familiar songs Stop by!.

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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.


Caregiver Support Group Forming, - Are you giving care to a loved one? Do you wish you could meet with others who are offering care to share experiences? On Monday, August 12, 6:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs, Rev. David Van Dam will facilitate a group for those giving care to their loved ones. This group is open to everyone in the community. Please come to this introductory gathering and meet everyone and participate in the sharing or just listen. The church is located at 7940 Cemetery Rd in Harbor Springs. 526-7332.

Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, is hosting daily columnist/humorist , Jonathan Richard Cring and artist/musician Janet Clazzy, during their "2013 Tour: Finding a Message in a World aTwitter". The event will be held on Thursday, August 8 at 7:00 pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 1450 E .Mitchell Rd in Petoskey. The event is free; a free-will offering will be taken. For more information call the church 347-5488 or 487-9145. Visit www.spirited2013.com.

Redpath Memorial Church in Cross Village on August 4, Trina Hayes of Good Hart will give the message. The service begins at 9:30. All are welcome.

Stutsmanville Chapel: On Sunday, August 4, Pastor Ed Warner will share in the worship service at 10;30. Sunday School is held Sunday mornings 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.. Stuts Community Picnic/pot luck is scheduled for August 17. Time to be announced.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, on Sunday, August 4 the Reverend Jim Pollard will preach at both the 8:00 and 10:00 am worship services. .At 9:00 a.m. every Sunday Pastor Pollard leads a Bible study on a current event and how the scripture relates to it. Sunday's cool, a program for elementary age children, is led by CE director Liz Beasley during the 10:00 service. 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.

The Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, 343 E. Main St , Sunday , August 4 worship at 11 am with Pastor Mary Sweet. Children's Sunday School is offered during the worship hour for kids Pre-K through Middle School. The church is handicapped accessible and welcomes worshipers with a coffee and cookie fellowship after services. Please visit umcharborsprings.com for more information.

Dixieland Worship Service and Concert, featuring the Epsilon Jass Band and The Petoskey Second Line Thursday evenings, 7 pm thru Aug 29 at First Presbyterian Church, 501 E Mitchell, Petoskey (corner of Mitchell & Division in downtown) Really Hot Jass in a Cool Church . All proceeds go to the Deacon's Fund for the benefit of local charities. Freewill offering will be taken. Come as you are!

Andrew J. Blackbird Museum

The annual Evenings at the Longhouse Series, sponsored by the Andrew J. Blackbird Museum will host the next event on Tuesday, August 6 - The purpose of the longhouse, located on the green space next to the lower parking lot for the Ottawa stadium in Harbor Springs, is to provide a peaceful outdoor setting in which aspects of Native American culture and tradition can be presented to the community both for entertainment and education. The event begins at 7 pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of Native American culture. No admission charge, but donations welcome. In case of inclement weather, these events are held at Harbor Springs City Hall in the City Council Chambers.


Harbor History Talk, The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society will host a special Harbor History Talk on Thursday, August 8 at 5:30 pm The talk will feature their redesigned website, new online access to their archival collections and onsite access to Ancestry.com. "At our talk we will offer hands-on instruction for the new online database. Learn how you can search our collections from the comfort of your own home," said Executive Director Mary Cummings. Also they wil be introducing onsite access to Ancestry.com, the genealogy database. Visitors to the Historical Society will be able to access Ancestry Library Edition through two dedicated computers at the Museum. Admission to the History Talk is $5 per person and free for HSAHS members. Refreshments will be served The talks take place at the HS History Museum, 349 E Main St. Due to limited seating and the popularity of the talks, advance reservations are requested by calling (231) 526-9771.

The Harbor Springs History Museum, exhibit galleries are 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 on display during exhibit hours. The Harbor Springs Area 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.


Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA), a certified HUD housing counseling agency, will be presenting a three day workshop on Homebuyer Education on August 6 & 8, 6 pm to 9 pm and August 13, 6 to 8 pm This course will teach you the basics of the home buying process including options for low income and moderate income families. Workshops are offered free to the public at 2202 Mitchell Park, Suite in Petoskey Attend all three workshops to get your certificate of completion. To register or for more info, call (231) 347-9070 or (800) 443-5518 or visit www.nmcaa.net.

NMCAA will host a workshop, on Taxes and Insurance Tuesday, August 20, from 6-9 pm, as part of a series of six workshops on financial fitness. It is free to the public at2202 Mitchell Park, Suite 4, Petoskey. To register or for more info call (231) 347-9070 or (800) 443-5518 or visit www.nmcaa.net


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 Birth-60 months and preschool-aged siblings. The August schedule is 9:30-11 am Wednesdays at United Methodist Church, Alanson; and 9:30-11 Thursdays at Christ Lutheran Church, Boyne City. East Jordan and Petoskey playgroups resume in September. Call (231)347-0067 or visit wrcnm.org for more information.

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