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About Town...Area Event Listings

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 excited to present "3 Part Invention", Saturday, Nov 9 at 8 pm. An evening with Tracy Silverman, Philip Aaberg and Mike Block has been described "like Yo-Yo Ma with a twist."The three perform pieces from their "Improvisations on Bach" Cd, along with original works and unique arrangements of contemporary tunes. Ticket reservations and more information can be found at www.crookedtree.org, or by calling 231-347-4337.

The Farm to Frame: Good Food, Good Neighbors exhibit is located in the Atrium Gallery, lower level of the Arts Center. The exhibit will be on display through December 16, 2013. The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located in downtown Petoskey on Mitchell St.

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 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.

Crooked Tree Arts Center presents the second of two Parisian Influenced Floral Design workshops, in collaboration with BLOOM Floral Design, Thursday, Nov 14 from 6-9 pm at the Arts Center. Owner and lead designer Jennifer Haf will be sharing "Thinking Outside the Vase." The workshop includes all the necessary tools, flowers and other accessories that participants will need to design and create their one-of-a-kind pieces. Early registration is requested, as many of the flowers are flown in fresh from the east coast. More information and registration is available at www.crookedtree.org, or by calling 231-347-4337.

North Central

Michigan College

North Central Michigan College's next luncheon lecture series, on Nov 8 will feature State Historic Parks Director Phil Porter who will provide an overview of Mackinac Island history and the century-old efforts to preserve this historic gem. :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.

Free events in November at NCMC, on the Petoskey campus include: Monday, Nov 4 at 7 pm in the Library conference center, Helen Gottstein, dramatic educator, will present The Four Faces of Israel, a highly interactive, original, one-woman show on modern-day Israel. This event is co-sponsored by Temple B'nai Israel in Petoskey and L'Dor vDor Northern Michigan Jewish Women's Leadership Consortium and supported with funds from the Ravitz Foundation Small Jewish Communities Initiative.

At Lunch and Learn onWed, Nov 6, attendees will learn more about iPhonography. The most popular cameras today are cell phones. Show more Show Less Instructor Christopher Cerrudo is NCMC's Assistant Dean of Instructional Technology, an avid digital photographer and techie. The presentation is from noon to 1 pm in Room 536 in the Student and Community Resource Center. Bring your own lunch. Call 2310348-6613 to register or visit www.ncmich.edu/cce.

First Tee

Fall Programs

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. 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.

Bliss-terfoot 5k

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.

Fall Festivals/

October Fun

Harbor Springs School

Trunk or Treat at the Harbor Springs SK8 Park, Halloween from 6-8 pm. For more information on other activities there on Thursday, call the Park at 526-0610.

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.

Petoskey Paladins Robotics Team, will be hosting a Halloween Bash for high school aged kids who are invited to spend Halloween evening, 6-9 pm at the Carnegie Building in downtown Petoskey. Donuts and cider will be provided as well as prizes for the best costumes. Music will be spun by Dj kRave. There is a $5 admission fee. The Paladins are part of the US FIRST Robotics competition.Competition requires three teams' robots to work together in an alliance to score as many points as they can Each match ends with the robots attempting a high point end game. The kick-off of the season will be January 4, 2014 when everyone in the nations learns what the new competition will be. This season will be the Paladins fourth, and the team is hopeful to return to the state competition. For more information about the Paladins, contact Coach Tom Ochs at 231-675-1119 or visit www.petoskeyschools.org/robotics.

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


The Harbor Springs Area and the Petoskey Regional Chambers are co-hosting a Wednesday,Nov 13 Business After Hours Member Mixer at Northern Light Recreation from 5-7 pm.Attendees are asked to please bring non-perishable items in support of the Manna Food Project.Network, gain referrals, have fun. Come meet someone new!

Tickets are now on sale for the 32nd annual fall concert of the Northern Michigan Chorale, titled "Christmas With The Chorale." Dates for the two performances are Sat, Nov 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, Nov 17 at 3:30 pm at the John M. Hall Auditorium in Bay View. The whole family will enjoy this all Christmas concert. The opening song "Joy to the World" is followed by other Christmas favorites. There will be solos and small group numbers to complement the full ensemble. Singers total 100 plus people from all over Northern Michigan. Peter D. Sims, director, will be joined by accompanists Michelle Mitchum on piano and Howard Richards at the keyboard. Adult tickets are $10; $7 for 12 years and younger. Contact the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce 347-4150, Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce at 526-7999 and Chorale members - cash or check only. please. For ticket information, contact Sally McCoy at 231-347-2235.


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 kbardins@winternet.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. Next Film: Nov 14-Silver Linings Playbook.Hours are: 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, Story Hour for Pre-schoolers: Tuesdays, 10:30 am, Nov 12-Dec 17. Stories, Songs & Crafts! No registration required. Must be accompanied by an adult. 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: alanson@racc2000.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. 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)


Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the coming of age comedy/drama "The Way Way Back"on Wed Oct 30 and Fri, Nov 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (next to the Arts Center) 451 E Mitchell St Petoskey. PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108 Donations accepted.

Farmers Market

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.

Dance/Arts/ Music

Sat, Nov 2 Blissfest Country Dance at 7:30, Contra & square dances with caller, Cynthia Donahey and band, Harbor Hoedown. Held this month at the Oden Town Hall on Luce Street (off of US 31) in Oden. No partner necessary, all dances are taught. $3/person, $5/couple, $7/family. The dance will be preceded by a free JVFA Fiddle Workshop at 5:00 with Ruby John and John Richey. Bring your string instruments (fiddle, guitar, cello, bass, mandolin). All are welcome. These dances are held the 1st Saturday of the month in the fall and winter.

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 and 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 Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, All Saints Sunday will be observed with Holy Communion and a special memorial service for all who have passed away during the past year at 11 a.m. on Sunday November 3. Pastor Mary Sweet is "Blessed are they..." The Chancel Choir will be singing and children's Sunday School is available during the Worship hour. Visit umcharborsprings.com for more information.

Stutsmanville Chapel, Week Ending Sunday Nov 3. Lani Leano-Mallorca, a missionary from the Philippines who has been involved with Stutsmanville Chapel for over 30 years, will be visiting and sharing during the 10:30 am Sunday morning Service on Nov 3. The church will host a potluck immediately following the service. Children's & Adult classes meet 9:15-10:15 am. 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.Journey to Bethlehem is scheduled for Dec 5, 6, 7, & 8. Reservations can be made starting Nov 1 by calling 526-2335.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs: On Sunday, Nov 3 the Reverend Larry Wood will preach at the 10:00 am worship service, where All Saints' Day will be celebrated. Holy Communion will also be served to all who wish to partake. The Chancel Choir will sing, with additional service music by organist Peter D. Sims and pianist Sally Page. There will be no Sunday morning adult education classes this week. WyldLife Club (for middle schoolers) meets at 4:00 pm at the Harbor Springs Library and the Senior High Youth Group meets at 6:30 pm at the church. 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,

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Support your community by volunteering with the Women's Resource Center Gold Mine Resale Shops and Safe Home. Both are in need of building repairs and/or maintenance. If you are a skill maintenance person with some extra time, please contact Jamie Winters, Volunteer coordinator (231)347-1572.

The Manna Food Project in Harbor Springs, is calling for volunteers for packing and repacking food products in the Manna warehouse. Distributing 1.7 million pounds of food product to over 35 area pantries and 44,000 families is no easy task without the support of volunteers. Students, service groups, senior groups, scout troops, families and individuals are all welcome to be part of Manna's volunteer army. To get involved with The Manna Food Project, contact Gabby Billion at 231-347-8852 or via email at gabby@mannafoodproject.org.

Support Groups

Caregiver Support Group, Are you providing care for someone needing support through a chronic condition or illness, a special needs child or family member, someone in hospice? 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.

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