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About Town...Area events and happenings

Crooked Tree Arts Center

A Walk Along the Shore, featuring the photography of Petoskey resident Robert deJonge is the current exhibition in the Edith Gilbert Gallery at the CTAC. This is a large scale and powerful look at the Great Lakes He has won numerous awards through his photographic work and has been granted five artist-in-residence positions at national parks, most recently at Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located downtown Petoskey at 461 E Mitchell St. For more information call the Arts Center at 231-347-4337 or visit www.crookedtree.org.

North Central

Michigan College

North Central Michigan College's luncheon lecture series, for the fall semester: The Luncheon Lecture on Friday, Oct 11 will explore the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. Steve DeBrabander of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will be the speaker. 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 and includes lunch. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with the lecture beginning at noon.

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 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.

Fall Festivals/

Halloween Fun

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.

Scream In Wolverine, Northern Michigan's Haunted Attraction, featuring Kurt & Burt's House of Horror, The Swamp of Terror and more, is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in October and November 1 & 2.from 7-11 pm. Located 2 miles north of Wolverine on Old 27. Not recommended for kids under 12.


Michigan Hemingway Society, invites the public to hear Philip Greene, the keynote speaker for the Michigan Hemingway Society conference, who will be speaking on Sat, Oct. 5 at 8 pm at the Odawa Hotel in Petoskey. Tickets are $10 per person and will be sold at the door. Raising a Glass with Hemingway is the theme of the weekend conference.

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.


The Ladies of the Harbor Hall Auxiliary, invite you to attend their annual October game/card, salad luncheon on Thursday, Oct 10 from 11:30-3:30 at Teddy Griffin's Restaurant in Harbor Springs. Cost $20. Please call Mary Beth Soellner with your reservation 231-526-0301. All proceeds are used to assist/enhance the leisure activities for me in recovery at Harbor Hall.- the men are now enjoying a new large flat-screen TV.

The Emmet County Board of Realtors, is conducting the 2nd annual "11-11" fundraising campaign. The campaign kicked off on Sept 11 and runs until Veterans Day, Nov 11, according to Roxie Beach, Campaign ChairPerson. On Veterans Day, the donations will be presented to Jim Alton, Director for Emmet County Veterans Affairs. Checks for $11.00 should be made payable to: Emmet County Veterans Affairs Office and mailed to the Emmet County Board of Realtors, 616 Petoskey St, Suite 200, Petoskey, MI 49770. 100% of all donations go directly to the Emmet county veterans. There are no administration fees! Monies collected help veterans and their families with various needs including emergency gas cards, food, shelter, clothing and transportation to downstate medical facilities. Please remember those who have served our country to protect our freedom.

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.


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, Film Screenings will take place on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month at 7:30 pm Admission is free. Donations appreciated & refreshments available. All welcome. Oct films: Oct 10-Promised Land; Oct 24-Brooklyn Castle. 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, Petoskey District Library invites all young adults, ages 13-16 to Party with the Unknown on Wed, Oct 16 from 5-6:30 pm in the Youth Program Room at the Petoskey District Library in celebration of Teen Read Week 2013. Dress up as a character from your favorite book, fool around with cartooning, creating knock-knock jokes or Madlibs. Play the game "Who Do You Think You Are?" and dig in to some of Petoskey's best pizza. There will be door prizes. For more info contact Ron or Julianne @ 231-758-3112. 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)


Three Pines Studio: 4th Annual Great Lakes Glass Pumpkin Patch Day, Sat, Oct 5, 11 am-7 pm, sponsored by Three Pines and Boyer Glassworks in Harbor Springs. Featuring hundreds of hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by local glass artists, Harry Boyer and Lynn Dinning. The Pumpkin Patch will be set up in the gardens outside and inside at Boyer Glassworks and Three Pines Studio Three Pines is a studio and gallery in Cross Village, representing local artists in all the visual arts. For more information, call 231-526-9447 visit us at threepinesstudio.com New show opening Oct 5: Colors, All Media Show. Opening reception Oct 5, 2-7 pm; runs through Oct 30. 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.

Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the critically-acclaimed film "Somm" on Wed and Fri, Oct 2 and 4, 7:30 p.m. 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, will 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

The Little Traverse History Museum is open until Oct 19, Mon-Sat between 10-4; admission is $3 for non-members. For more information contact Michael Federspiel, Executive Director, 231-347-2620 or info@petoskeymuseum.org. The museum is located at the Petoskey waterfront.

Pond Hill Fall Events

Pond Hill Farm fall events include, Fall Festival Weekends, Sat & Sun, 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.

Dance/Arts/ Music

Blissfest Country Dance, will be held on Sat, Oct 5 at 7:30 pm. Contra, circle & square dances with Cynthia Donahey calling and Harbor Hoedown playing. No partner necessary, all dances are taught. $3/person, $5/couple, $7/family. Bliss Gardens Farm is located at 5322 Hill Rd, Cross Village (Take State north from Harbor, turn right on Division Rd, turn left on Hill Road) These dances are held the 1st Saturday of the month in the fall and winter.


All are invited to come to the 50th Homecoming Service at the Bliss church, on Sunday, October 6 at 2 pm.Bill Marvin from Mackinaw City will give the message. Music will be provided by the Harbor Springs/Alanson Methodist Churches. This is a wonderful opportunity to see this lovely old fashioned church with the Bird's Eye Maple pews and lighting from the kerosene lamps when needed. Stay for refreshments and bask in times past seeing the history displayed with pictures and articles on the walls and the community made quilt for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the church. There are only two services a year held now with an occasional wedding or memorial service. All welcome. The church is located at the junction of Sturgeon Bay Trail and Pleasantview Rd.

World Communion Day, will be observed at the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 6 at 11 am. Pastor Mary Sweet will deliver the message; the Chancel Choir will sing under the directorship of Marion Kuebler. Holy Communion will be served and children's Sunday school is available during the worship hour. Please visit umchharborsprings.com for more information.

Stutsmanville Chapel Sunday, October 6: 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 are held Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm with Bible Clubs for ages 3-6th Grade. Journey to Bethlehem Kick Off Potluck and Dessert Auction will be held Oct 20 immediately following the service. Call the church office at 526-2335 for information on any of these activities.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs: On Sunday, Oct 6 the Reverend Jim Pollard will preach at the 10:00 am worship service. 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.


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.


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.


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.

Flu Clinics will be offered at Friendship Centers of Emmet County, for the general public age 18 and over. The first clinic will be held at the Pellston Friendship Center on Thursday, October 10 from 10:30 to noon. The second clinic will be offered at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Thursday, Oct 17 from 9 am to 1 pm. Appointments must be made through the Health Dept by calling (800) 432-4121 or (231) 547-0295, You will need to provide your name, address, date of birth, phone number, social security number, and insurance info when you call to make an appointment.

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, 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.



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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