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9/25/2013 12:01:00 AM
About Town: Area Event Listings

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.



North Central

Michigan College



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.



The NCMC Foundation, will honor two outstanding volunteers at the Founders Society Award luncheon on Tuesday, Oct 8 at 11:45 am in the Library on North Central's Petoskey campus. Max Bunker and Ernest Mainland will each receive a Founders Society Award honoring their dedication to the College and Foundation and for their significant positive impact on the growth and development of the College. Tickets are available for $25 per person and the community is invited to attend and help honor these two outstanding college volunteers. For more information, contact Sharmon Dulaney at 439-6218.



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.

Little Traverse Half Marathon



Run one of the most scenic routes of the North, 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



Fall Festival



Camp Daggett fall festival, will take place on Sunday, October 13 from noon to 5:00 pm at Camp Daggett on walloon Lake, Fall is the perfect time to visit Camp Daggett. Open to the public, this event offer new visitors a chance to see the Camp and former campers to share stories. Activities will include Pumpkin Painting, Face Painting, Caramel Apples, Kids Crafts and more. There is a $5 per carload entrance fee. Directions are available at www.campdaggett.org. For more information, call 231-347-9742.



Organizations



Open House, Club 150, a club for High School kids only. Open house will be Sat, Oct 5 at 6 pm and Sun, Oct 6 at noon at Holy Childhood of Jesus Club Room, 150 W Main St, Harbor Springs. The Club features snack bar, pool table, ping pong, TV Wi-Fi , study areas, computer/printer and more. Hours are 3:30-7 pm, Tuesday-Friday. For more information call 231-526-2017 x22.



Kiwanis Club of Petoskey presents, "Route 66 Adventure: Exploring the Mother Load", as the first show in their 2013-2014 Travel and Adventure Film Series with travelogue speaker Jodie Ginter on Thursday, Sept 26 at 7 pm at the Petoskey High School Auditorium. Tickets for the show are $8 at the door. Season tickets for all six shows in the series will also be available for $30. New this year is a Flex Pass for $18 that is good for any three shows in the season. For more information contact (231)224-6404.



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.



Libraries



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, for information about fall activities at the Library, 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. now through 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 10am-2 pm. Closed Sundays and Holidays. 548-5465, located at 7631 Burr Ave (Alanson Community Building)



Arts/Craft



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 powerful and visually stunning documentary "Chasing Ice" 7:30 p.m.on Wednesday and Friday, Sept 25 and 27. Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog, once a skeptic about climate change, through his Extreme Ice Survey he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. He deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. 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 open 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

Little Traverse

Historical Society



Little Traverse Historical Society has two events coming up, the last week in September. Petoskey's Historic Theaters will be the topic of a talk on Thursday, September 26, Tom Gerdom has done extensive research on the subject and will give an illustrated talk followed by a chance to ask questions and share memories. The talk will be held at the Little Traverse History Museum, located at Petoskey's Bayfront Park. The event is free to the public.

Petoskey Historic Homes Tour, hosted by the Little Traverse Historical Society, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 between 1-4 pm. The tour begins with an orientation at LTHM at 1:00 and then the four homes will be open until 4 pm for participants. Tickets cost $20 per person and can be purchased at the museum during regular hours and at the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce. The four chosen homes are located at 907 E. Mitchell, 213 Clinton St, 722 Lake St and 504 Rush. Docents at the homes will point out unique features and answer questions. The Little Traverse History Museum is open until Oct 19, Mon-Sat between 10-4; admission is $3 for no-members. For more information contact Michael Federspiel, Executive Director, 231-347-2620 or info@petoskeymuseum.org.



Pond Hill Fall Events



A Pig Roast will be held on 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.



Church



The congregation of the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, will be worshiping at the Alanson United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 29 at 10 am in celebration of Alanson UMC's 125th anniversary and re-dedication of their church building. Former pastors Jerry Welsh, Dick Matson and Larry Wood will join current pastor, Mary Sweet and District Superintendent, Rev. Anita Hahn in re-dedicating the building to God. The Chancel Choirs of both churches will combine to present special music, under the directorship of Marion Kuebler with Gertrude Fairbairn accompanying.The congregation will pick their favorite old-fashioned hymns. A time of reunion and fellowship will follow the service with a potluck luncheon served. Please note there will be NO Sunday service at the Harbor Springs UMC church building on the Sept 29.



Stutsmanville Chapel Sunday, September 29 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 Clubs 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 29 the Reverend Jim Pollard will preach at the 10:00 am worship service. Special music for the worship service will be provided by vocalist Jamie Platte and pianist Sally Page. Two adult education classes begin at 9:00: "Confronting the News" and a Yancey book study ("What's So Amazing About Grace?"). First Presbyterian Church hosts AA meetings on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 pm and Thursdays at 8:00 pm. 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.



Museums



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.



History



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.



Health



Building Better Bones class, will take place on Wednesday, Oct 9 from 6-8:30 pm at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center located at 820 Arlington Ave in Petoskey. The class focuses on Osteoporosis Prevention and will presented by Linda Linari, RN, BSN, ONC, an orthopedic nurse clinician with McLaren Northern Michigan. The program is free and open to all individuals interested in the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis. Bone biology, bone density testing, treatment options, nutrition instruction, exercise, and fall/fracture prevention will be discussed. Linari will be joined by presenters Janet Havens, a registered dietitian, and physical therapist, Anne Grimmer. Pre-registration is requested and can be arranged by calling (800) 248-6777.

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.



Recycling



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



Volunteer at the Women's Resource Center Gold Mine Resale Shops and Safe Home, since 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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