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9/18/2013 12:01:00 AM
About Town: Area Events and Happenings

Outdoor Events

The 20th Annual Taste of Harbor Springs, will take place on Saturday, September 21, noon-3 p.m. on the waterfront next to the tennis courts. Tickets include a commemorative glass, two drinks and all the tastes one would like. The Harbor Springs Community Band will be performing. Proceeds from this event help support local culinary students and professionals through scholarships. Advance tickets available for $25: online www.harborspringschamber.com or 231-526-7999. Tickets at the gate $35.

Highland Dance

The 6th Annual Harbor Springs Highland Fling (HSHF), takes place on Saturday, September 21 at Bay View's John Hall Auditorium. Competition begins at 10 am and features live piping and judging all day. Public is invited, general admission is $3 per person or $10 for a family of four. Over 50 dancers ages four through adult from Michigan and Ontario are entered to participate. All proceeds from the event (except where noted) have always benefitted its continuation. For more information call (231) 838-9477.

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Tickets are now on sale, for the 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series Jammin' at the Crooked Tree Arts Center. This year's Performing Arts season is filled with comedy, award winning music groups, children's theatre, jazz, Detroit soul and more comedy. 'Second City Improv All Stars' kicks off the season on Thursday, Oct 3. Available online at www.crookedtree.org, patrons are able to purchase reserved seats for one or several shows at a time. Reserved tickets are also available by calling 231-347-4337.

The fall class schedule at the Crooked Tree Arts Center has been announced, and classes returning include the Culinary Series with area chefs, and the addition of several levels of Hip Hop classes, a youth Culinary Class and many others. These are eight week classes A two week "Winter Intersession" group of classes will run the first two weeks of December and will differ from the fall class offerings. The eight week course offerings have been designed to fit in with the schools' academic calendars. The Art Center's established School of Ballet classes and the Strings program remain on their previous schedules of 17 weeks and run throughout the school year. To view the fall course offerings, as well as register, visit www.crookedtree.org or call the front desk at 231-347-4337.

North Central

Michigan College

North Central Michigan College Foundation is holding an art auction on Sunday, Sept 22 starting at 1:30 pm in the Library conference center on the Petoskey campus. The art auction will feature art from the estate of Jack Harris, a long-time friend and supporter of the college. The art collection includes paintings in oils and watercolors, etchings, ceramic, glass and enamel sculpture, carved wooden geese and more. There will be a reception and viewing of the art starting at 1:30, followed by the auction at 2:15 p.m. The auctioneer is Joseph McGee, C.A.G.A. with Joseph's World in Petoskey. To view art in advance of the auction, visit www.ncmich.edu and click on Art Auction at the top of homepage. Anyone interested in purchasing an item prior to the September 22 auction may do so at the appraised price. Call Sean Pollion at 231-348-6621 to arrange the purchase.

North Central Michigan College's luncheon lecture series, for the fall semester will begin on Friday, Sept 27. Kicking off the series on Sept 27 will be Bryan Shumaker, M.D., a retired physician and professor in the Oakland University physics department. He is a NASA/Jet Propulsion Labs Solar System Ambassador and president of the Northern Michigan Astronomy Club. He will talk about the night sky and show some spectacular photographs of stars and galaxies he has taken. All programs in the fall series will be held at noon on Fridays in the college's Library conference room. Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 to reserve your place at the table. Cost is $10. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.

NCMC's nursing and allied health faculty, will hold monthly information sessions on Thursdays, at 4 p.m. to explain the process for admission into the college's highly competitive nursing and allied health career programs. The sessions will be in Room 347 of the college's Health Education and Science Center on the Petoskey campus. Sessions will be held on September 26., Oct 24, Nov 21, Jan 23, Feb 20, March 20 and April 24. Anyone planning to apply for the nursing or allied health programs is strongly encouraged to attend one of these informational sessions. The information on prerequisites will be particularly important for those applying for the fall 2014 program.

Speaker Series

"Great Lakes Freighters and Ferries: A Firsthand Account," will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs as part of its monthly speaker series on Tuesday, October 1 at 7 p.m. David Lyle, President of Walstrom Marine, will share his story of life on Great Lakes Freighters and Ferries as Deckhand, Deckwatch, Seaman, First Mate and Captain. Hear his firsthand account as told from a life perspective spent on and around the lakes. Open to all. Admission: please bring food items for the Harbor Springs Food Pantry. The Outfitter, 153 E. Main Street in Harbor Springs. For more info call 231-526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharborsprings.com

Exercising in the Park

Yoga in the Park, on Wednesday mornings (through mid-September) promptly at 8:15 a.m. 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.

Little Traverse Half Marathon

Run one of the most scenic routes of the North, as The Outfitter of Harbor Springs presents the Little Traverse Half Marathon on Saturday, September 28. A unique point-to-point run around the bay from Bay Harbor to Harbor Springs via the Little Traverse Wheelway, shoreline footpath in Bay View, Petoskey State Park and Beach Road. For runners of all ages and abilities, race starts at 8:00 am and fee is $55. Post race food and festivities in small-town style at Zorn Park/City Beach in Harbor Springs. Call for energetic volunteers to help at the start, on the course and at the finish line! To volunteer, email lthalfmarathon@gmail.com. To register and for more info: www.outfitterharborsprings.com


The Al Litzenburger Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society, (RGS) will host its 36th Annual Conservation and Sportsmen's Banquet on Friday, October 4 at the Country Club of Boyne with a reception party at 5:30, dinner will be served at 7 pm. For more information and/or tickets contact Nancy Defries at 231-347-2602x3121 days, 231-838-0472 evenings or at: defriesnancy@yahoo.com

Young Life of Little Traverse Bay, invites you to experience "Decadent Desserts" Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 pm at Emmet County Fairgrounds. Offering Culinary creations by Chefs of Northern Michigan. Featuring World Wrestling Entertainment star Jim Myers, aka George "the Animal" Steele, and music by Craig Cottrill. Plus, make it a night on the town! 20% off dinner at a Wine-guys Fine Restaurants: The Palette Bistro, Roast and Toast, or City Park Grill. Advanced tickets-$20; at the door (limited liability) $30. This event is a fundraising opportunity for Little Traverse Bay Young Life, a non-profit, internationally recognized Christian organization making a difference in the lives of kids, "one kid at a time" since 1941. www.ltb.younglife.org.


Friends @ the Carnegie will host local resident Linda Starmer-Longworth, and her program on "Lavender and Bees" on Monday, Sept 23, at 7 pm. The program will be held in the Carnegie building at 451 E. Michigan St, downtown Petoskey. This event is open to the public and admission is free. Linda and her husband Roy own Lavender Hill Farms where they have developed a spray-free, natural habitat for beekeeping. Linda's program will center on the relationship between the bees and lavender and the benefits of both honey and lavender. For more information call the Library at 231-758-3100.

The Harbor Springs Library, Book Publishing Workshop, Thursday, Oct 3 at 6 pm. Mary Jo Zazueta, an editor and designer of award-winning fiction and nonfiction books, will discuss the options and processes of publishing and marketing in today's market. Novice and first-time authors and those who have had a negative experience in the online-publishing world will benefit. Program is open to the public and admission is free. The Harbor Springs Library, Fall hours now in effect: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 12-5; Wed 10-8; Saturday 9-1.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.

Petoskey District Library: Fall activities, Parent/Child Lap Sits Mon & Thurs at 10:30 beginning Sept 23, program runs about 20-30 minutes; "Saturday's Child"Story Hour, Saturdays 4-4:30 ages 3-7 beginning 9/21; Reader's Theatre for elementary-aged kids and teens; Chess Club, The "Chess Gang" (8-14) Mondays, 3-5 pm. Meets to learn the game with some instruction and lots of playing. Also, there will be Chess Gang "Family Fun Nights" on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 in the Carnegie Bld. There is no sign-up and this activity is free. For more info about these and other events, contact the Children's Room at the Petoskey District Library 231-758-3112 or visit www.petoskeylibrary.org. Regular Library hours are: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri, Sat, Sun: Noon-5 p.m. Library is located in downtown Petoskey, 500 E Mitchell St. 231-758-3100. library@petoskeylibrary.org.

Alanson Public Library, announces Fall Story Hour for Preschoolers: Tuesdays - 10:30 a.m., Sept 24-Oct 29. No registration required. Must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Library hours are Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thur 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri noon-5 p.m.; Sat Summer) 1-5 p.m.; Closed Sundays and Holidays. 548-5465, located at 7631 Burr Ave (Alanson Community Building)


Arts & Crafts Show, fall festival, Farmer's Market; Bounce House, Kiwanis Whitefish Sandwiches, Family Fun!! Sat, Sept 21, 10 am-6 pm. Westminster Park, downtown Rogers City.

Three Pines Studio, Three Pines is a studio and gallery representing local artists in all the visual arts. There will be a three day Painting/collage/sculpture workshop with Ken Kewley Sept 26 (Evening Discussion) through Sept 29 "From the Literal to the Poetic". For more information, call 231-526-9447 visit us at threepinesstudio.com . Three Pines is open everyday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. or by appointment.. Located at 5959 W Levering Rd in Cross Village. 231-526-9447 or cell 231-838-9927 You are invited to come and visit.

Studio & Pottery Demonstration Day, Sat, Sept 28, 10 am-4 pm Sturgeon River Pottery, Petoskey. Our Michigan-based artists will conduct live demonstrations on pottery-making techniques. Free, Open to public, no reservations required. 2 miles west of petoskey on US 31 (Charlevoix Ave) 231-347-0590

Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the Danish romantic comedy "Love is All You Need,"at 7:30 p.m.on Wednesday and Friday, Sept 18 and 20. The film is directed by Golden Globe and Oscar-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier and stars Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm.The film is shown at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old Library), 451 E Mitchell St Petoskey. Donations appreciated. PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108

Farmers Markets

Harbor Springs Farmers Market, open at the west end of Main Street, on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through mid-October. Plan on stopping by.

Downtown Petoskey Farmer's Market, is held each Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 p.m., 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

Pond Hill Fall Events

Friday Sept 20, 7 pm Farm to Table Dinner. Reservations required. Enjoy a 5 course gourmet dinner prepared using their farm raised produce, meats & herbs; Pig Roast, Sat, Sept 28, 7 pm. Reservations recommended, not required. Includes a Farm Fresh Buffet Dinner & a bonfire. Fall Festival Weekends, Sat & Sun, Sept 28 through Oct 27, 11 am-4 pm. A must see on your fall color tour! Free Admission. Family fun! Pond Hill is located 5 miles north of downtown Harbor Springs on M-119.

Arts/ Music

Blissfest Music Organization Concert, Bobby Yang and his Unrivaled Players. Friday, Sept 27 at 8 pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center, 461 E. Mitchell, downtown Petoskey. Tickets $20 in advance & $15 for Blissfest members; are available at the CTAC and The Grain Train Natural Food Grocery. For more info/tickets call 231-348-7047 or www.blissfest.org.

The Cheboygan Area Arts Council begins their 2013-2014 Concert Series, on Saturday, Sept 21 at 7:30 pm in the Cheboygan Opera House with "Back on Broadway". The cast of ten brings to life the most popular scenes and songs from the Broadway classics. It's your favorite moments from musicals all in one performance. Tickets are available by calling The Opera House Box Office at 231-627-5841 or 1-899-357-9408.


Stutsmanville Chapel Sunday, September 22 Children's & Adult classes meet 9:15-10:15 am. Pastor Ed Warner will share in the worship service at 10:30. Nursery for 1-3 yr olds is provided during the service. Men's Support Groups met Monday & Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm at the church. A Men's Breakfast is held the 2nd Saturday of each month at 8 am. AWANA C lubs started this week and are held Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm with Bible Clubs for ages 3-6th Grade.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs: On Sunday, Sept 22 the Reverend Jim Pollard will preach at the 10:00 am worship service. The Chancel Choir will sing; duo-pianists Sally Page and Peter Sims will play for the offertory. Prior to worship, adult education begins at 9:00. Following the worship service, everyone is invited to the Gathering Place to attend a showcase of the various ministries of the church, encouraging all to become involved in the life of the congregation. For more information visit www.fpchs.org or call 526-7332 between the hours of 8:30 and 5:00. First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs is located at the corner of W.Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicap accessible.

Mike McDonald, Lay Speaker for the Grand Traverse District of the United Methodist Church, will bring the message "Who is Our Neighbor?" on Sunday, Sept 22 at 11 a.m. at the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church. The Chancel Choir will be singing under the directorship of Marion More information is available at umcharborsprings.com.


L'Arbre Croche Museum, is open 1-3 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment, through the color season. The museum, which highlights the 300 year history of Cross Village, is located in the lower level of Father Al's Parish Hall, adjacent to the Holy Cross Church on M-119/Lakeshore Drive in Cross Village. If you would like to make an appointment, call Frank Francis (231) 526-0906.


As part of our regular Harbor History Talk series, the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society (HSAHS) is pleased to welcome members of the Harbor Springs High School's classes of the 1940s this Thursday, September 19 at 5:30 pm.. Participants in the panel discussion will reminisce about growing up in Harbor Springs during that time. They will also talk about growing up during World War II, rationing and the impact of watching their classmates go off to war. Anyone who attended HSHS during the 1940s is welcome to attend and participate in this casual discussion. Some classmates planning to attend include Eleanor "Muggs" Jardine, Norine McBride, Drewann Smith, Keith Lamkin and Paul and Enola Stanley. Admission to the Harbor History Talk is $5 per person and free for members. Coffee and cookies will be served. The talks take place a the Harbor Springs Area History Museum, 349 E Main St. Advance reservations are appreciated by calling (231) 526-9771.

The Harbor Springs History Museum 349 E Main St, is open year round. During the fall and winter, the exhibit galleries will be open Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am to 3 p.m. The Museum's temporary exhibit "Turning Point: The War of 1812 from the Native American Perspective" is on display during exhibit hours. Business hours for the Historical Society remain Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information or if you would like to see the exhibits at another time, please call 526-9771 or 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.

Community Resources

The Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan offers free playgroups, for children aged Birth-60 months and preschool-aged siblings. The fall schedule is: 9:30-11 am Tuesdays at Jordan Valley District Library Community Room, East Jordan; 9:30-11 am Wednesdays at United Methodist Church, Alanson; 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays at Christ Lutheran Church, Boyne City; 9:30-11 a.m. Fridays at United Methodist Church, Petoskey. 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.

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.

Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Council on Aging, offers services for age 60 and over and spouses. Meals on Wheels and in-home respite, homemaker and personal care are available on a donation basis. Congregate meals are served in Petoskey, Brutus and Pellston. Foot care, massage therapy, medication management, blood pressure screening, support groups, Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP age 55+), choir, fitness programs and more are offered ona no cost, donation or low cost basis. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369 for information.


Emmet County Recycling's last public shredding event of 2013 will be held Saturday, September 21 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Emmet County Drop-off Center, 7363 Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs. A professional document destruction company will be shredding on site. Cost is $5 per small-bankers-box-size box or two brown paper grocery bags full. The shredded paper will be recycled and certificates of destruction will be available to businesses upon request. Emmet County Recycling will also be collecting latex paints and stains for recycling that same morning. There is a $1 per gallon can (or equivalent) charge to recycling latex paints.

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

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.

Support Groups

Caregiver Support Group, Are you providing care for someone needing support through a chronic condition or illness, a special needs child or family member, someone in hospice? Are you looking for a chance to meet with others in similar situations also providing care to talk and listen, and provide mutual support? You are welcome at the new Caregiver Support Group meeting a the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs. The group has decided to try a format that meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, alternating between an evening meeting (2nd Mondays) and an early afternoon meeting (4th Mondays). The next meeting will be Monday, September 23 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m, in the lower level at the church. The Rev. David Van Dam moderates this group, and is gifted in caring support, and has hospice respite caregiver experience. Caregiver's Support Group is open to everyone in the Harbor/Petoskey and surrounding community. The Presbyterian church is located at 7940 Cemetery Rd., Harbor Springs. Call Cynthia at 231-526-7332 for directions or more information.

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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