11/20/2013 12:01:00 AM About Town: Area Events and Happenings
Friendship Centers of Emmet County (FCEC), Council on Aging will be hosting a Thanksgiving celebration at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Wednesday, November 27 at noon.Come enjoy a tasty lunch served by the Petoskey High School Girls Basketball team. The FCEC chorus will have a special musical presentation prior to lunch. Reservations are required to attend and can be made at the Petoskey Friendship Center or by phone at 347-3211 or toll-free (888) 347-0369. A donation of $2.50 for seniors age 60 and older and their spouses is suggested.
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 Events at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village: Friday, November 29: 12th Annual Community Tree Lighting, 5:30 pm & Open House 11 am-7 pm; The Shards of Winter Exhibition Open House 11 am-7 pm; Sat, Dec 21 - Winter Solstice Celebration 11-5 pm
The Holy Childhood annual Christmas Luncheon and Bazaar Benefit, will take place on Thursday, December 5, beginning at 11 am at the Holy Childhood Community Hall. Lunch begins at noon. Ticket includes sit-down meal, cookie walk, crafts and door prizes. Proceeds benefit Christmas Food Baskets, Food Pantry and other charitable needs To reserve your seat call Holy Childhood Church at 526-2017 .
Crooked Tree Arts Center 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar, runs from Nov 22-Dec 18 with artwork for sale created by 65 area artists. The bazaar has a special opening on Friday, Nov 22 from 4-7 pm for members and participating artists including live music by Howard Richards, refreshments, gift wrapping and shipping available. CTAC members receive a 10% discount on all art sales during the holiday Bazaar. The Annual Holiday Wine Market is Sun, Nov 24 from 4-7 pm. In the galleries of the arts center will be wines and holiday appetizers provided by Toski sands Market and Wine Shop. Holiday music will be provided by Pinie River Jazz. This event is part of the Swirl series at teh arts center. Tickets are $15 ini advance and $20 day of the wine market. the Holiday Bazaar will be open for holiday shopping as well during the wine market..
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'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.
American Legion Post 281, in downtown Harbor Springs, will host a $5.00 Burger Night on Thursday, Nov 21 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. All are welcome.
Friends @ The Carnegie Speaker Series, will present "Political Action Committees and Citizen's United: Making an informed decision, with Stewert James on Monday, November 25 at 7 p.m.at the Carnegie Bldg, 451 E Mitchell, Petoskey. James will lead in a loosely structured discussion and overview his books, Super PACs Strikethrough and Super PACs nine-day Shadow. The event is open to the public and admission is free. It is sponsored by the Petoskey District Library and Friends of the Library. For more information, call the Library at 231-758-3100.
The Kiwanis Club of Petoskey, presents "Italy: A Journey to Venice, Tuscany, Rome & the Amalfi Coast"with travelogue speaker Marlin Darrah as the next installment of the Travel and Adventure Series. The program will be held on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Petoskey High School Auditorium. Tickets are $8 at the door.
The First Presbyterian Church 2nd Annual Cookie Walk, will once again transform their Gathering Place into a Christmas Wonderland with thousands of holiday goodies to purchase. Just come to the Church's Gathering Place (corner of Lake St & Cemetery Rd) on Dec. 14, between 9 & noon. Boxes are provided. Load your Box(s) with selections from an array of decadent, home-baked goodies. Pay by the pound. You're all set for Christmas entertaining. Proceeds will again go to local organizations in need. Due to the wonderful support from the entire community, last year's cookie walk raised just over $3000.00 for local service agencies.
North Country Kids Daycare and Preschool Academy, invites the community to a dinner with Santa at the Pier Restaurant in Harbor Springs on Wednesday, December 4 from 6-8 pm. Dinner options include grilled flank steak, planked whitefish and chicken picatta. A child's menu is also available.Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children and are available at North Country Kids; a cash bar will be available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call North Country Kids at 231-526-2815.The money raised will help offset the cost involved with providing a quality community daycare and preschool program.
Harbor Springs Ski Team, hosts their annual Warren Miller Movie and Pizza Dinner Fundraiser at the Camelot Room located in Boyne Highland Day Lodge, Harbor Springs from 5-9 pm on Friday, December 13. Tickets are $10 each and include all-you-can-eat pizza, salad, cookie, lemonade or iced tea and the opportunity to see Warren Miller's latest ski flick, Ticket to Ride. A cash bar will be available. A live and silent auction featuring many ski and family-fun items will take place prior to the movie. Proceeds from this event will help offset coaching, equipment and other costs the team incurs during the season. Tickets may be purchased from HS Ski Team members, coaches, HS Ski Boosters, at the door or by calling (231) 347-6048.
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. For additional information please call 231-348-7002.
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
Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, All are welcome to Thanksgiving Sunday services on November 24 at 11 a.m..Pastor Mary Sweet's sermon is "Giving Thanks" The Chancel Choir will be singing "A Song of Thanksgiving" under the directorship of Marion Kuebler. . Sunday school is available for children during the service with a coffee and cookie fellowship following the Worship hour. Please visit umcharborsprings.com for more information.
Stutsmanville Chapel, Week Ending Sunday Nov 24. 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, our annual 7 scene, walk through Christmas program, is scheduled for Dec 5, 6, 7, & 8. Reservations can be made by calling 526-2335. There is no charge for the program, but each attendee is encouraged to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item.
First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, On Sunday, Nov 24 10:00 am worship service. Sunday'S cool, a program for elementary age children, starts at 10:15. 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 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.
Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the French film "Seraphine" on Wed, Nov 20 at 7:30 p.m. and on Friday, Nov 22 the British romantic drama "An Education" will be shown 7:30, both at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (next to the Arts Center) 451 E Mitchell St Petoskey. .PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108 Donations accepted.
Harbor Springs Farmers Market: The winter market is open at the Harbor Springs Middle School on State St. Come check out the wonderful goodies including fresh pasta; an array of 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.
Boyne City Farmers Market, every Saturday, 9 am-1 pm at the Red Barn on Park Street. Special Holiday Market, Wednesday, Nov 27, 9 am-1 pm. The Market will host 2 cooking demos or classes each month throughout the Winter season. Thanksgiving holiday basket drawing Sat, Nov. 23; the Christmas drawing, Sat, Dec 21.
The Holiday favorite "The Nutcracker" will be performed by The Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet dancers on Saturday, Dec 21 at 3 pm and 7 pm and Sunday, December 22, at 3 pm at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. Tickets for Matinee Performances: $50 reserved/ $15 Adult / $5 Student.; Evening Performances: $50 Reserved / $20 Adult / $10 Student. Tickets available online, at the arts center and Between the Covers in Harbor Springs.
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.
Harbor Springs United Methodist Church: All are welcome to Thanksgiving Sunday services on November 24 at 11 a.m..Pastor Mary Sweet's sermon is "Giving Thanks" The Chancel Choir will be singing "A Song of Thanksgiving" under the directorship of Marion Kuebler. . Sunday school is available for children during the service with a coffee and cookie fellowship following the Worship hour. Please visit umcharborsprings.com for more information.
Stutsmanville Chape: Week Ending Sunday Nov 24. 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, our annual 7 scene, walk through Christmas program, is scheduled for Dec 5, 6, 7, & 8. Reservations can be made by calling 526-2335. There is no charge for the program, but each attendee is encouraged to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item.
First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs: On Sunday, Nov 24 10:00 am worship service. Sunday'S cool, a program for elementary age children, starts at 10:15. 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.