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11/13/2013 12:01:00 AM
About Town...Area Events and Happenings

Holiday Events

Ladies' Night Out in Harbor Springs - Show your love and shop locally, on Friday, November 15 from 6:00-9:00 pm in downtown Harbor Springs. More than 25 businesses will be open so you can find it all - from jewelry, art and handblown glass, to boutique clothing and skiwear, to home decor, kitchenware, books, maps, cookies, toys and more! Dinner specials will be offered at local restaurants. Win a free shopping spree in the "Shop Harbor Springs" raffle! For more info contact the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce at 231-526-7999 or chamber@harborspingschamber.com or The Outfitter at 231-526-2621 or www.outfitterharborsprings.com While the boys head off to the woods, ladies come shop downtown Harbor Springs for discounts, refreshments and fun!

The Turkey Leg 5k Run/Walk, will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28 at 9:00 am. A family event for warm legs and a warm heart as 100% of entry fees 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. Pre-register online at www.outfitterharborsprings.com or in person at The Outfitter at 153 E. Main St. Day-of- registration at Zorn Park from 8:30-8:45 am; please download registration form and bring completed, if possible. For more info, contact The Outfitter at info@outfitterharborsprings. com or call 231-562-2621.

Holiday Bazaar and Soup Luncheon, at Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, 343 E Main St, Saturday, Nov 16, 9 am-3 pm. Cookie Walk, Stocking Stuffers, Quilt Drawing, Handmade crafts and much more. Free admission to Bazaar. Luncheon served 11-2, $6 adults, $ children

The 32nd annual fall concert of the Northern Michigan Chorale, titled "Christmas With The Chorale," will take place this 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.

Holiday Expo, Saturday, Nov 16; 11 am-3 pm at St Anthony Parish Life Center, 600 W Central Ave, Mackinaw City. Luncheon will be available. Several new vendors this year. Great time to do your Christmas shopping.

Topinabee Holiday Home Tour, Sun, Dec 8; 1-4 pm Tickets will be sold at the Mullett Township Hall on Straits Highway in Topinabee Dec 8 beginning at 12:20 pm. Holiday gifts on sale in Hall during event. Free shuttle service to homes which include 5 uniquely decorated homes ranging in style from a 21st century New England beach house to an elegant hilltop cottage built in 1885, and also includes the former Galbraith Resort. www.topinabee.org.

Blood Drive

The Kiwanis Club of Harbor Springs and the American Red Cross will hold a community blood drive, on Friday, November 15 at the Holy Childhood of Jesus Parish Hall from noon to 5:45 pm. To schedule an appointment or for more information call 231-347-5984 ext. 109. Donors without an appointment are of course always welcome.

Crooked Tree Arts Center

A selection of Holiday Art Classes, is being offered at the Arts Center in early December: Students, grades 3-5 create Simple Miniature holiday Houses with Graham Crackers, frosting and candy , taught by Lori Bolt, CTAC art instructor; Students in grades 3-6 can create gifts to give in class taught by Maggie VanWagoner;Students Grade 1-5 who love construction, instructor Frank Hasseid teaches 3-D Classes; K-2nd grade, keepsake ornaments for the tree with instructor Renee Golovich; Preschoolers with Cortney Becl will discover the enchanting world of the Nutcracker with age appropriate music,a craft, and the story. Jim Beckering in the CTAC pottery studio show participants how to throw a pot on the potter's wheel, fire and glaze their Christmas bowl; anyone age K to adult (under age of 8 needs to be accompanied by an adult). For more info or to sign up call 231-347-4337. 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

North Central Michigan College's next luncheon lecture series, on Friday, November 22 will look at public health preparedness.Matt Blythe, emergency preparedness coordinator for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, will look at preparedness for public health emergencies on the national, state and local level, including how to prepare yourself and your family.: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 event at NCMC, on the Petoskey campus ; On Wed, Nov 20 at 6 pm, the National Weather Service in Gaylord will be conducting a winter weather spotter training. Find out about winter weather forecasting, how to report snow amounts and what to expect for the coming winter season. This event will be in the main administration/classroom building in room 122.


The Emmet County Republican Womens meeting, on Monday, November 18 will host speakers Representative Greg MacMaster and Emmet County Parks & Recreation Director Laurie Gaetno. All interested women and men are invited to attend this luncheon/meeting at Stafford's Bay View Inn, Petoskey. Check in will begin at 11:00 a.m. The meeting begins at 11:30. Luncheon, $15. Reservations are required by calling/text Rebecca Cameron, 231-838-2260 on or before Friday, November 15.

The Petoskey Regional Audubon Society, invites the public to join them at 9 am on Saturday, Nov. 16 for free birding around Little Traverse Bay, in search of migrating waterfowl. Starting in Harbor Springs and ending at East Park in Bay Harbor, we'll spend about 3 hours looking for geese, ducks, loons, grebes and gulls, as well as other seasonal birds. We will be birding at 6 or 7 places, the first of which involves some flat walking. Dress for the weather and plan to carpool and/or caravan from the first birding spot. The leader will have a scope, but please bring yours, if you have one. Meet at the paved parking loop at the base of the Bull Moose Hill (the west end of 4th St) in Harbor Springs. Optional lunch afterwards. Rain-date is Sun, Nov. 17. For more information contact trip leader Darrell Lawson at 231-330-4572 or lawsodw@gmail.com


2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive, Northern Michigan Sports Medicine of Harbor Springs, is hosting a Holiday Food Drive supporting the Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry through December 9th. Food and cash donations will be accepted at the Harbor Springs clinic located at 8452 M-119, Harbor Plaza. Cash donations are needed to buy food in bulk which for every dollar you donate it can purchase 5 - 15 pounds of food. To support this cause, Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center will offer a chance to win a free month membership to their "Get Moving Program" for every $5.00 donated or 5 cans of food dropped off at their clinic located at 8542 M-119, Harbor Plaza, Harbor Springs. If you would like any additional information please call 231-348-7002.

Palette Bistro, 321 Bay St, in Petoskey will be hosting a special fundraiser for Little Traverse Bay Humane Society (LTBHS), on Thursday, November 14 from 5-7 pm. Support LTBHS while enjoying hors d'oeuvres for $25. There will be a cash bar with wines, Michigan Craft beers and a full array of liquor. Palette Bistro will donate 100% of the proceeds from this event to help homeless animals. LTBHS is 100% donor funded. Proceeds from this event help provide warm shelter, veterinary services, food and unconditional love to every animal here, as well as proactive methods to control pet overpopulation. For event details or to reserve a space at this event, please call 231-348-3321 or email tchaney@ltbhs.com.

Safe Home Harvest Food and Supply Drive, the Womens' Resource Center of Northern Michigan, Inc's annual fundraiser, is continuing. Community members who wish to make a difference in the lives of local domestic abuse survivors may do so by donating to the Harvest Food and Supply Drive. This drive is a way to help offset food and supply costs at the emergency shelter that exceed $25,000 annually. Donations of non-perishable foods, personal care items and household goods are needed, as well as financial contributions which help purchase perishable items like milk and bread.Donations may be brought to the WRCNM administrative office or the Gold Mine Resale Shops in Petoskey, or to agency satellite offices in Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona. A Safe Home Needs List is available at wrcnm.org. For more information, or to arrange for pick-up of items, please call (231)347-1572


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: Thurs, Dec 12: "The Hobbit". Donations appreciated;refreshments will be available. Library 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, Hobbies in the Lobby, on Friday, Nov 22 at 1 pm will be a Bookbinding Talk with Philip Deloria who will speak briefly about the history of the book and the western bookbinding tradition. He will be showcasing a few of his books and his tools, and demonstrating aspects of the craft. This is a free event, open to the public.

The "Chess Gang" meets on Mondays from 3-5 pm in the Children's Program Room now through Dec 16. This is a chess club for 8-14 year-olds that meets to learn the game with some instruction and lots of playing. The gang's mentor is Robert Bemben of Levering. Also, Chess Gang "Family Fun Nights" are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month(except for January when it will be the second Thursday) from 6:00-8:30 in the Carnegie Building (the old library). For information about upcoming 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 .. 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 comedy film "Prince Avalanche" on Wed and Fri, Nov 13 & 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (next to the Arts Center) 451 E Mitchell St Petoskey. Driven by striking performances from Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, the film is an offbeat comedy about two men painting traffic lines on a desolate country highway that's been ravaged by wildfire.PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108 Donations accepted.

Farmers Markets

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. Come check out the wonderful goodies including fresh pasta; an array of carrots; greens so you can make a fresh salad with local ingredients and much more. Thinking ahead, the market will be open Wed, Nov 27 so you can pick up what you need for Thanksgiving, including pies, breads and breakfast goodies etc..but closed the Sat after Thanksgiving, Nov 30. The regular market hours are Saturdays from 9-1. See you there.

Dance/Arts/ Music

Blissfest Folk and Roots Concert Series, presents West Coast-based band The Dust Bowl Revival Sat, Nov 16 at 8 pm at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Mitchell St, Petoskey. - the 8-member band presents a high-spirited mix of bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues, piercing brass blasts, and the hot swing of the 1930s, making them one of the hottest roots music bands on the west coast. Tickets $20 in advance and $10 for Blissfest members. For tickets and more info call Blissfest 231-348-7047 or www.blissfest.org.

John D. Lamb's Retreat Songwriter Concert on Sat, Nov 16,at Birchwood Inn, Harbor Springs, 8 pm, features Peter Mulvey, Seth Glier, Danny Schmidt, Carrie Elkin, Jim Bizer and John D. Lamb, $15. 231-526-2151.

Dennos Museum

On Saturday, Nov 16, the Tuvan throat singers, Alash, will be performing at the Dennos Museum Center. Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing (xoomei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Their performance is part of the programming being developed in association with International Week at NMC and the Go Global Fair at the Dennos on Nov 16. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door, $22 for Museum Members plus fees. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Museum Box Office at 231-995-1553 or online at www.dennosmuseum.org. The Dennos Museum Center is located at 1410 College Dr., Traverse City, MI 49686, at the entrance to the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.

Teen Club 150

A Club for teens to socialize, study or just hang out, is located in the downstairs of Holy Childhood Church, Main St, Harbor Springs. Club 150 has a pool table, wide screen hi-def TV's, wi-fi and lots more! It is non-denominational and all teens are welcome. Hours are 3:30-6:30 Tuesday through Friday. For more information call 526-2017, ext. 22.


Holy Cross Church, will host a "Perch Fry" Dinner on Sat, November 16 4 pm-8 pm. $10, adults, $7 kids under 10. Meal includes perch, fries, cole slaw, roll, dessert and beverage. All welcome

Holy Cross Church, Cross Village will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday November 17 from 8:00-11:00 in the Fr. Al Parish Center. Breakfast includes:2 eggs, 2 sausages, all the pancakes you can eat. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, OJ included. $9 adults; $4 children under 12. All welcome.

The Harbor Springs United Methodist Church's annual Holiday Bazaar, is Saturday, November 16 from 9 to 3 pm featuring the many talents of its church members. Attendance is free with the Soup Luncheon served from 11 to 2, $6 adults and $3 children. Sunday worship is at 11 am with Pastor Mary Sweet delivering the message. Sunday school is available for children during the worship time. Please visit umcharborsprings.com for more information.

Stutsmanville Chapel, Week Ending Sunday Nov 17. Sunday mornings start with Children's & Adult Sunday School from 9:15-10:15 am. Pastor Ed will share in the worship service at 10:30 am. Nursery for 1-3 yr olds is provided during the service. Men's Support Groups meet Monday at 6:30 pm & Wednesday evenings at 7:30 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 by calling 526-2335. This year we are asking all attendees to bring a nonperishable food item.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, On Sunday, Nov 17 the Reverend Jim Pollard will preach at the 10:00 am worship service. Music will be provided by the Kirk Ringers handbell ensemble. Sunday'S cool, a program for elementary age children, starts at 10:15. The Confirmation class will meet at 11 am in the lower level and the annual Congregational meeting will be held in the sanctuary at the conclusion of worship. Middle schoolers meet at 4 pm and high schoolers at 6:30 pm. 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.


A free community lecture about COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), is scheduled for Monday, November 18 from 6-7 pm at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, 820 Arlington, Petoskey. Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Specialist, David Knitter, MD, will provide insight for those facing COPD. The event is free. Visit northernhealth.org for more information about COPD and other health-related topics.

Free Hearing Tests, will be offered for persons age 55 and older at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Wed, Nov 20, beginning at 9:00 am. An audiologist from Petoskey Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialists will be conducting the tests. There is no charge for this service. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the Petoskey Friendship Center 231-347-3211 or toll free at 1-888-347-0369.

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.

Community Resources

Friendship Centers of Emmet County (FCEC) Council on Aging, is offering computer classes, designed specifically for senior citizens. Great opportunity to get started or to attend a refresher course. Two classes have been scheduled in the computer labs of the Petoskey High School media center. A beginners class will meet from 4:15-5:45 pm and the intermediate class will meet from 6:00-7:30. Both classes will take place on Nov 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, and 22. Classes will be taught by Nick Dakins, of Computer Home Tutor, and volunteer assistants will be available to help individuals during each session. Seniors do not need to own a computer in order to participate. Cost for the six-session class in $35 for Emmet County seniors age 60 and older, $40 for out-of-county. To register, contact the Petoskey Friendship Center (231) 347-3211 or toll-free (888) 347-0369.

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

A fun way to get involved as a family, Volunteers are needed to bake ornamental cookies for children to decorate, for the Child and Family Services annual foster family holiday dinner. Cookies can be baked at home and all supplies will be provided by CFS. Cookies will need to be delivered to CFS no later than December 2. Contact Lindsay Steffes at 231-347-4463 ext, 310 for more information.

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.

The Women's Resource Center needs volunteer assistance in staffing the Safe Home, which houses survivors of domestic abuse and their children.Comprehensive training is provided for all WRCNM volunteer positions. Volunteers must be 18 or older, should be open minded to differing personal values and possess sensivity to the dynamics of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Workdays and times are flexible for all positions, Monday through Friday evenings (typically from 5-8 pm) A commitment of at least once a month is required. Volunteers have direct contact with families staying in the Safe Home. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go to the Char-Em United Way website: http//tinyurl.com/volunteerconnections or call 231-487-1006.

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 (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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