10/23/2013 12:01:00 AM About Town...Area events and happenings
Turkey Leg 5k Run/Walk
The Turkey Leg 5k Run/Walk, will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Thanksgiving morning, November 28 at 9:00 am. A family event for warm legs and a warm heart as all proceeds go directly to the Harbor Springs Area Food Pantry (suggested donation of $10 per participant)! Bring the whole gang down for this great 5K run/walk that celebrates our small town and community at its best. Open to runners/walkers of all ages and abilities. Just good fun - no medals or t-shirts and hand-timed. Free kids run afterwards with ¼ mile and ½ half mile sprints. Strollers are welcome, but please no dogs. 9:00 am start at Zorn Park on Bay Street. Day-of- registration at Zorn Park from 8:30-8:45 am; please download registration form and bring completed form in had, if possible. For more info, contact The Outfitter at info@outfitterharborsprings. com or call 231-562-2621.
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.
Crooked Tree's Coffee @ 10 lecture series, will feature photographic inspiration and "behind-the-scenes making of the Farm to Frame: Good Food, Good Neighbors photo contest and exhibit on Tuesday, October 29 at 10 am. The talk will take place in the Edith Gilbert Gallery; the exhibit is located in the Atrium Gallery, lower level of the Arts Center. Patrons can take a few minutes after the talk to view the exhibit and cast their ballot for this year's Sweetgrass Framing "People's Choice Award." The exhibit will be on display through December 16, 2013.
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. Exhibition runs through Nov 8,
Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, runs through Nov. 8 In the Atrium Gallery "Farm to Frame: Good Food, Good Neighbors" Juried Photography show is on display through Dec. 16. The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located downtown Petoskey at 461 E Mitchell St. Hours are Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm, on Wednesdays opens at 10; Sat 10-4. 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 25, Michigan State University Political Science Professor Thomas H. Hammond will focus on one specific cause of intelligence failures: that every hierarchical structure has a "blind Spot.".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.
NCMC will offer a Luncheon Lecture in Cheboygan Tues, Oct 29 in Gaylord Thurs, Oct 31. Both lectures start at noon and lunch will be provided. The lecture in Cheboygan will focus on the history of northern Michigan's inland waterway with local historian and NCMC adjunct professor, Matthew J. Friday. Registration deadline is Monday, Oct 28. Call 231-59-0322 to reserve your place. Lecture will be held at the Straits Area Education center, 504 Division St.
The lecture on Oct 31, in Gaylord will offer a presentation by local author, Beth Dipzinski who will share advice taken from her inspiring novel, "Stepping Stones". Registration deadline is Mon, Oct 28. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Call 989-705-3775 to reserve your place. Lecture will be held at the University Center at Gaylord, 80 S. Livingston Blvd.
"Michigan Mushroom Market, The Underground Story" will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs as part of its monthly speaker series on Tuesday, Oct 29 at 7 pm. This will be an educational presentation on a variety of wild edible mushrooms of Northern Michigan. Ken and Ashleigh Harris, owners of Michigan Mushroom Market LLC, will describe some of the mushrooms they are currently hunting & gathering in the area and provide basic storage, preparation, and cooking tips for each mushroom on display. Open to all. Admission: Please bring food items for the Harbor Springs Food Pantry. The OUtfitter, 153 E. Main St in Harbor Springs. For more info: call 231-526-2621 or visit
First Tee Fall
The First Tee of Northern Michigan, is offering a four week program for youth in fourth grade or higher on Friday afternoons from 3:45-5:15 starting November 1 and running through November 22. This program will focus on golf, life skills and community involvement. Interested participants can contact The First Tee at (231) 526-3168 to sign up and for more information. The cost is $10.
Youth Sporting Clays and Hunt Event
The Al Litzenberger Chapter of Ruffed Grouse Society, will sponsor its fourth annual Youth Sporting Clays and Hunt event at the Wycamp Lake Shoot Preserve on Sunday, November 3. Invited are young hunters from ages 12 to 17 years old who have a valid Michigan hunting license, or be under the Michigan Apprentice Hunters program. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian 21 years or older. The day's events will include a round of sporting clays (25 targets), a 3-bird hunt over trained gundogs and a simple lunch. 12 and 20 ga ammunition will be provided, but bring your own shotgun (no hammer guns), hunter orange vest/cap and eye/ear protection. Starting times are staggered throughout the day.Cost is $10 per first time youth hunters and $20 for repeat hunters. For more info and to register, please contact John Hubard at 231-526-8182.
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.
Triple Fright Night and 5th Annual Headlands Challenge, Three Northern Emmet County parks will take part in the annual Triple Fright Night on Sat, Oct 26. The free events are scheduled around the 5th Annual Headlands Challenge, when Emmet County dares visitors to walk the 1-mile dimly-lighted path to the Beach House; this challenge is 8 to 10 pm. refreshments, fortune-and story-telling. Participants are invited to visit "haunted" McGulpin Point Lighthouse and Heritage Village. All three parks are 2 miles west of downtown Mackinaw City. The Lighthouse will be open 10 am-11 pm and is open 10 am to 7 pm daily through Nov 3. Heritage Village hours on Triple Fright Night are 6 to 8 pm Trick or Treaters are welcome. Trolley service among the three provided for free, beginning at 6 pm. More details: www.emmetcounty.org.
Autumn Fest at Grass River Natural Area, enjoy Halloween fun for the entire family at the Grass River Natural ARea, on Sat, Oct 26 from 1-3 pm. Take a haunted hike, create an autumn light catcher, pound a pumpkin, and more. Admission is free, donations appreciated. The Natural Area is located at 6500 Alden Highway. For more info call 231-533-8314 or visit www.grassriver.org.
5th Annual Trick and Trunk or Treat event at Village of Bay Harbor, takes place on Thursday, Oct 31 from 4-5 pm. All the merchants will be passing out treats and Main Street will be closed and lined up with vehicles with trunks filled with goodies. For more information call 231-439-2650 or visit villageatbayharbor.com.
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.
The Friends of the Petoskey District Library, and the Library are sponsoring "Haunted Great Lakes", on Monday, Oct 28 at 7 pm, as veteran Paranormal Investigators Tim Ellis and Brad Blair take you on a journey of the Great Lakes Region you have never seen before. They will share some of the most famous haunts of the area, and share some of their personal experiences at these locations. Ellis and Bair, along with friend Steve LaPlaunt created the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society in 2000. The program will be held at the Carnegie Building, 451 E Mitchell, downtown Petoskey. For more information about the program, call the Petoskey District Library, 231-758-3100.
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.
Zonta of Petoskey, presents their 41st Annual Fashion Show/Fundraiser, on Sat, Nov 9 from 11 am to 2 pm in the Ovation Room at Odawa Casino Resort. The proceeds go the the grants program of Zonta Club of the Petoskey Area. The Fashion Show will highlight the latest fall and winter fashions from 30 retailers in the Petoskey area, and include lunch, entertainment, a silent auction and a gift basket raffle. Tickets are $50 each and tables are available in 8-tops and 10-tops. Make reservations by calling Kathy Bardins at 231-487-1188 or email her at email@example.com.
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.The film showing for Oct 24 has been cancelled. Upcoming films: Nov 14-Silver Linings Playbook. 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:
Hobbies in the Lobby, Finding Your Way Gluten-Free, with Grain Train Outreach Coordinator, Mindy Taylor at the Petoskey District Library Main Lobby Friday, Oct 25 1-2 pm. Discussion on gluten-free living, food samples, recipe cards and more. The workshop is part of the Hobbies in the Lobby series. Grain Train Natural Foods Market will provide a variety of food samples, recipes and a shopping list to get you started. This is a free event and is open to the public. For more info call (231)758-3100 or visit www.petoskeylibrary.org. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alanson Public Library, The Library asks that anyone who has an Alanson High School Yearbook that they'd like to donate to the Library, to e-mail Librarian Anna LaRue: email@example.com . They don't have any right now so any year(s) would be great; but if they start getting some, people might want to check with her to see what they need before dropping them off. Fall Story Hour, for Preschoolers: Tuesdays - 10:30 a.m. through Oct 29. No registration required. Must be accompanied by an adult guardian. The Library will be closing at 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 31. Regular 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)
NorthGoods, downtown Petoskey, is hosting their two-week arts series titled 'The Colors of Autumn" featuring seasonal works by locally acclaimed artists. The exhibition runs through November 1. For more info call 231-347-1775
Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the the sailing documentary "Deep Water"on Wed Oct 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old Library), 451 E Mitchell St Petoskey. This film in the stunning true story of the fateful voyage of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur yachtsman who enters the most daring nautical challenge ever - the very first solo, non-stop, round-the-world boat race. On Friday, Oct 25 the Film Theater will show the inspiring documentary "Grow!" at 7:30. This film is being shown as part of the 2nd Annual Food and Farm Festival. Donations appreciated. PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108
Harbor Springs Farmers Market, has a new location for their winter market. The market is open at the Harbor Springs Middle School on State St. Join us for the fall bounty of squash, pumpkins, salad greens and more. The hours are Saturday from 9-1. See you there.
Pond Hill Fall Events
The following events are upcoming at Pond Hill Farm, For more detailed information call 231-526-3276 or visit www.pondhill.com. 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.
Irish Dance Workshop, at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Anyone with dancing (or even non dancing) feet are invited to participate in the Irish Ceili Dance (for beginners) Workshop, Saturday, Nov 2 from 2-5 pm. Ceili Dance is performed by a group - a little like Country line dancing, groups form different patterns and then follow a basic series of steps.. Great for individuals, couples anf families. No formal dance training required. Registration is available online at www.crookedtree.org or by calling 231-347-4337. Advance registration is strongly recommended.
John D. Lamb's Retreat Songwriter Concert, featuring Doug & Telisha Williams, Michael Camp, Dana Cooper, Kate Wallace, Lisa Redfern and John D. Lamb will take place on Sat, Nov 9 at Birchwood Inn, Harbor Springs, 8 pm, $15. 231-526-2151. On Sat, Nov 16, Lamb's Retreat Songwriter Concert features Peter Mulvey, Seth Glier, Danny Schmidt, Carrie Elkin, Jim Bizer and John D. Lamb at 8 pm Birchwood Inn.
The United Methodist Church, will serve a Harvest Dinner on Thursday, Oct 24 from 5 to 6:30 pm at 343 E Main St downtown Harbor Springs. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children, free for preschoolers for a turkey dinner with all the fixings, including beverages and pies! Proceeds will go to missions. Sunday, October 27 worship is at 11 am with Pastor Mary Sweet bringing the message. The Chancel Choir will be singing and Sunday School is available for the kids. Visit umcharborsprings.com for more information.
Stutsmanville Chapel, Week Ending Sunday Oct 27. 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. AWANA Clubs are held Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm with Bible Clubs for ages 3-6th Grade. Call the church office at 526-2335 for information on any of these activities.
First Presbyterian Church, of Harbor Springs: On Sunday, Oct 27 the Reverend Jim Pollard will preach on the topic of prayer at the 10:00 am worship service. The Chancel Choir will sing and mezzo-soprano Mary D. Bowman will sing for the offertory. Sunday'S cool, an elementary age appropriate learning experience begins at 10:15, and is taught by CE director Liz Beasley. Adult education opportunities begin at 8:45 and 9:00 am every Sunday. Following worship, all are invited to a time of food and fellowship in the Gathering Place. For more information visit www.fpchs.org or call 526-7332. First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs is located at the corner of W.Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicap accessible.
The Harbor Springs 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.
The Health Dept of Northwest Michigan is helping communities prepare for the flu season by offering flu vaccines to local residents. It is also working with local schools and community partners to provide flu shot clinics throughout the area. The Health Dept has vaccine in stock and appointments are available for flu shots and other vaccines at its various offices incluing Petoskey/Harbor Springs.Visit www.nwhealth.org for flu clinic locations and schedules, or call (800) 432-4121 to schedule an appointment.
McLaren Northern Michigan will host its Autumn Health Event, on Tuesday, Nov 5 from 4:30-7 PM at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, 820 Arlington Ave, Petoskey. A wide range of topics related to health and wellness will be available for visitors, a tour of the Demmer Wellness Pavilion, health screenings will be available the evening of Nov 5 for $10 - registration is required for the screenings by calling (800) 248-6777. For more info about this visit northernhealth.org or call (800)248-6777,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (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. 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.