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12/25/2013 12:01:00 AM
About Town...Area Event Listings

Swim Lessons

A reminder from Mike Cullip, Supervisor of Pool operations at Harbor Springs Community Pool that registration is underway for Winter Swim lessons at the pool. Some classes are already full, so call now for more information or to register 526-4824. The pool will be closed Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1.

Crooked Tree Arts Center

7th Annual New Year's Eve at the Arts Center, takes place Tuesday, December 31 from 5-9 pm. The family friendly event features performances and workshops, Food & Refreshments and the "Midnight at 9" Ball-drop on Division St. There are experiences in music, theatre, art and dance all under one roof, one night. Whether you prefer to participate in a hands-on workshop or just sit back and enjoy the entertainment - this event is for you! Tickets are Adults $7/Students $3. For more information call the Arts Center (231) 347-4337.

CTAC, has announced their line-up for Winter and Spring classes. Winter classes for children, youth and adults begin January 6 and run through March 1. Spring classes run April 8 and run through May 19. Registration has opened and the arts center expects classes to fill quickly. Information and registration are available now, www.crookedgree.org or call 231-347-4337.

North Central

Michigan College

North Central Michigan College's luncheon lecture series for the winter semester will begin on Friday, January 24. A wide variety of topics will be featured: Court School; historic Cross Village; Sobriety Court, and more. Kicking off the series on January 24 is a closer look at "Court School." Emmet County Probate Court Judge Fred Mulhauser started a school for students whose brushes with the law barred them from conventional classrooms.Today, Lakeview Academy is a unique partnership involving Char Em ISD, Emmet County and the 7th Probate Court. Judge Mulhauser will provide an update on the school.: All programs in the series are 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.

Winter Outdoor Activities

Cross County Ski Series, is hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs every Wednesday night from 6:00-7:30 beginning January 8 at Nub's Nob. For nordic skiers of all ages and abilities, each weekly session will start with a skills clinic (20-30 minutes) and end with a group ski. A great way to get out for a night ski, refine your technique and improve efficiency. Register for any/all dates that fit your schedule. Note: schedule alternates between skate and classic skiing. Fee: trail pass required. Pre-registration required. To register or for more info: call The Outfitter at (231) 2621 or visit outfitterharborsprings.com.


The Christmas Church Mass schedule, for The Catholic Communities of L'Arbre Croche is as follows:

Holy Childhood of Jesus Church; 150 W Main, Harbor Springs: Christmas Eve, Tues, Dec 24 - 5 pm (arrive early) and 9:30 pm (enjoy handbell choir); Wed, Dec. 25 - 11:00 am; Tues, Dec 31 - 5 pm; Wed, Jan 1 - 11 a.m.

St. Nicholas Church, 1987 Zulski Rd, Larks Lake: Tues, Dec 24 - 5 pm (enjoy chimes); Tues, Dec 31 - 7pm

Holy Cross Church, 6624 North Lake Shore Dr, Cross Village - Tues, Dec 24 - 8 pm

A Ceremony of Lessons and Carols Christmas Eve Service, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Spring s United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary A. Sweet. The Chancel Choir will sing "On Christmas Night" and the congregation will light candles as they sing "Silent Night." All are welcome! Sunday, December 29, we welcome guest speaker, Jerry Kelser who will brin ghis message "Fire and the Forester" for the 11 am service. Gertrude Fairbairn will be our pianist and will open the service with "O Blessed Emmanuel" by J.S. Bach. The choir has the day off, but it will be "Hymns of Choice" Sunday where the congregation will choose their favorite hymns to sing. A special offering will be taken for UMCOR to assist with the missions of the church, including "Imagine No Malaria" in honor of Nelson Mandela and aid to the Philippines. Please visit umcharborsprings.com for more information.

Stutsmanville Chapel, Week Ending Sunday Dec 29. There will be a special Christmas Eve service at 6 pm, on Dec 24. as we celebrate "The New Kid in Town." 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. A prayer group meets on Wednesday mornings at the church at 7:30 a.m. to pray for individuals as well as other needs. AWANA Clubs are held Wednesdays 6-7:30 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, Christmas Eve services are: 5:00 pm. Family friendly worship with candle lighting. Nursery care provided; 9:00 pm Traditional Lessons and Carols with candle lighting. Sunday, Dec 29 Worship service at 10:00 am. For more information visit www.fpchs.org or call 526-7332 between 8:30 and 5:00.. First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs is located at the corner of W.Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicap accessible.


Harbor Springs Library, Film screenings are held the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month at 7:30 pm. The next film, on January 9 will the be The Untouchables. Admission is free; donations appreciated & refreshments available. All are welcome. The Spanish Conversation Group meets regularly on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of Spanish speaking abilities. Regular 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, 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, The next pre-school story hour dates will be Tuesdays, Jan 7-Feb 11 beginning at 10:30 am; no registration, must accompanied by an adult. The Library will be holding a Basic Computer Class - Saturday, January 18 from 8:30 am-10:00 am. Learn basic computer terminology, how to use the mouse and do simple Internet searches. AAPL Card required. Class size limited. Register by Monday, January 13 by calling the Library at (231)548-5465. The library will be closed Tues-Wed, Dec 24-25; Tues-Wed, Dec 31-Jan 1. 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)


"Drink and Draw", will take place each week from 6-9 p.m. at the Pier Restaurant.

Each week, sketch materials will be available for anyone who is interested in trying their hand at drawing. The event, which is free and open to anyone-- amatuer, professional, and everything in between-- will also feature a model to sketch.


Petoskey Film Theater at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (next to the Arts Center) 451 E Mitchell St Petoskey. For more information call. PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108 Donations appreciated. Films will resume after the holidays.

Pond Hill

Christmas trees, wreaths, wine tasting & appetizers Daily 11 am -6 pm.and more! www.pondhill.com 231-526-3276. 5 miles N of Harbor Springs on M119.

Farmers Markets

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.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. The Market will host 2 cooking demos or classes each month throughout the Winter season.

Dance/Arts/ Music

John D. Lamb, will be providing musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday, Dec 27 & 28 from 8-11 pm at Petoskey Brewing, 1844 M-119, (231)753-2057.

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.


The Harbor Springs History Museum 349 E Main St, is open year round. The History Museum will be open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 26, 27, 28. 11 am-3 pm. 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.

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

Cashier Assistant in the ReStore in Harbor Springs.The ReStore sells gently used building materials, home appliances, housewares, and furniture that otherwise might end up in a landfill. Revenue generated from the sale of items donated help to build safe and affordable homes in our community.The cashier assistant is responsible for answering phones, greeting customers, assisting customers, cleaning donations, and helping put donations on the floor. The cashier assistant will be working right along side staff. This opportunity is sponsored by Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity. Mandy Martin, Volunteer Coordinator, 231-348-6926. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go the the Char-Em United Way Volunteer Connections website: http://tinyurl.com/volunteerconnections or call 231-487-1006.

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, facilitated by Rev. David Van Dam. Monthly meetings alternate between the second Mondays at 6:00 pm ( Dec 9), and fourth Mondays at 1:00 pm (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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