10/9/2013 9:35:00 AM About Town...Area Events and Happenings
The 19th Annual Harbor Heroes event, will be held at Boyne Highlands Resort on Wed, Oct 16 beginning at 5:30 pm. Harbor Heroes Awards ceremony honors the unsung members of the community who do the little, everyday things that help preserve Harbor's unique character and charm. Tickets are on sale for $40 each or reserve a table of 8 for $280. Tickets include dinner. Cash bar begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and awards presentation following at 6:30 p.m.
Crooked Tree Arts Center
Crooked Tree arts Center is presenting CalJE, Chicago Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble,a dynamic and original jazz group, on Sat, Oct 26 8 pm at Boyne City Performing Arts Center. This ensemble is regarded as the new and innovative force on the Latin Jazz scene. CalJE will also be conducting a master class for music students in the Boyne City school district on Friday, Oct 25. To reserve seats for the Saturday performance visit www.crookedtreet.org or call 231-347-4337 or visit www.crookedtree.org.
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'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.
North Central Michigan College's 2013-2014 Lecture Series opens, with a thought-provoking and entertaining presentation by Chris Bashinelli, founder and host of Bridge the Gap TV. The event will be held on Wed, Oct 16 at 7 pm in North Central's Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium on the Petoskey campus. This lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:15 pm Admission is free but tickets are required and ar available at the NCMC Student Services office, fitness office and bookstore on the Petoskey campus and at the college's Gaylord and Cheboygan offices. For more information, call NCMC at 231-348-6605.
An Open House, to celebrate the opening of OrthoSport Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, in Harbor Springs will be held on Thursday, Oct 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The new 12,00 square foot facility is adjoined with Little Traverse Primary Care and is also home to SST-Specialized Sports Training. The new facility offers physical therapy, sports training, general fitness membership, special fitness and balance classes, spinning, basketball and baseball training facilities. Join us for refreshments, prizes and an opportunity for discounted memberships.
This year's Bliss-terfoot 5k will take place on Sat, Nov 9, 2013. The 5k will start at 10 am, rain, sun, or snow. There will also be races for kids. Blissters will run an officially marked cross country course that goes through the Blissfest Farm property. Prizes will be given for best vintage running clothes and for fastest time. The race is totally free! To help keep the event free we ask that you bring a dish to pass and your own table services as this is a zero waste event.
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.
Harvest Party, with Songwriter Nathan Bates will take place Saturday, October 19 at Antrim County's Bluestem Farm. Farm Tour and hayride 5-6 pm; Potluck & Nathan Bates Concert 6-8 pm. Come early and get a chance to see the animals up close, meet Bluestem Farm's knowledgeable farmer-guides. Families are welcome. The event takes place rain or shine, please dress for the weather. If you are coming to the concert, please bring along a chair or blanket to sit on and a flashlight to find your way back to your car. Event parking is on the north side of M-32, on Adams Road. No dogs. The farm is at M-32 and Adams Rd, and the driveway is off M-32. No reservations required. For more info contact Mary at 231-459-8968
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.
Kiwanis Club of Petoskey, presents "Around the World - One Man's Journey" as part of their 2013-2014 Travel and Adventure Film Series with travelogue speaker Doug Jones. The event will take place on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 pm at the Petoskey High School Auditorium. This is the second of six shows in the series, which runs until April, 2014. Doug Jones. because of his father's job as an engine inspector for TWA, had the opportunity to travel the globe from a young age. This early exposure to the world was the reason that he began producing travelogues in 1968. Over four decades later, he has produced a visual travel memoir of his forty years filming the world.The film shows the changes in the world and the changes in photography as well. Tickets for the show are $8 at the door. For moore information please contact (231) 224-6404.
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, 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 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. email@example.com.
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 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 . Current show: Colors, All Media Show. 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.
NorthGoods, downtown Petoskey, will host a public wine & cheese event, to open their two-week arts series titled 'The Colors of Autumn" featuring seasonal works by locally acclaimed artists. The exhibition runs from Oct 11-November 1. Come meet some of our talented local artists and view their works. Free, open to the public, no reservations required. 231-347-1775
Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the delightful romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" on Wed Oct 9 at 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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The museum is located at the Petoskey waterfront.
Pond Hill Fall Events
Fall Festival Weekends, Sat & Sun, through Oct 27, 11 am-4 pm. ; Chef's Table Dinner, Friday, Oct 11 7 pm, a 5 course gourmet dinner prepared using our own farm raised produce, meats & herbs.Reservations required. 231-526-3276. 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.
The Dennos Museum Center, at Northwestern Michigan College will present the Rhythmic Circus', current touring production, "Feet Don't Fail Me Now!" on Sat, Oct 26 at 8 pm in Milliken Auditorium. Rhythmic Circus features rapid-fire tap from four award-winning dancers, a one-man beat-box phenomenon and an infectious six-piece band that channels everything from funk to blues, and rock and roll to salsa. It is a show that excites, energizes and inspires at every turn - Called "Flat Out Amazing" by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Tickets are $35 advance, $40 at the door and $30 for museum members plus fees. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Museum Box office at 231-995-1553 or online www.dennosmuseum.org.
The Harbor Springs United Methodist Church will worship at 11 am.on Sunday, October 13 with Pastor Mary A. Sweet bringing the message. The Chancel Choir will be singing under the directorship of Marion Kuebler. Children's Sunday school is available during the worship hour. Please visit umchharborsprings.com for more information.
Stutsmanville Chape: A Men's Breakfast will be held at 7:30 am Saturday, Oct 12 followed by a wood bee at 8 am meeting at Stuts. Lots of hands needed!! Sunday, October 13: Children's & Adult classes meet 9:15-10:15 am. Mark Smith 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. 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 13 Dr Larry Wood will be the guest preacher at the 10:00 am worship service, where the church will celebrate the life and ministry of C.S. Lewis. The Chancel Choir will sing and organist Peter D . Sims will play for the offertory. A Philip Yancey book study begins at o:00 am and the confirmation class will meet at 11:00. Wyldlife Club, for middle school youth, meets at 4 pm at the Harbor Springs library and Senior High Youth Group meets at 6:30 at the church. 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.
Flu Shot Clinic, is being held at Perry Farm Village on Friday, October 18 from 10 am-1 pm. Please bring insurance cards or $25 cash or check. Any questions please contact Katie at 231-526-1500.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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? Caregiver's Support Group meets at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs. Monthly meetings alternate between the second Mondays at 6:00 pm (Oct 14, Nov 11, and Dec 9), and fourth Mondays at 1:00 pm (Oct 28, Nov 25, and Dec. 23) open to everyone in the Harbor Springs/Petoskey 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. 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.