3/12/2014 12:01:00 AM About Town...Area Event Listings
Harbor Springs Ice Rink & Kiwanis Park Sledding Hill
Winter Tentative Schedule
Ice Rink: Mon-Fri, 3 pm to 8 pm; Sat & Sun 10 am to 8 pm;
Kiwanis Park: Fri, 3-8 pm; Sat & Sun, 10 am-8 pm
Dinner & a Movie Night, Fri Nights: Through March 14 beginning at 5:30 pm The park will be showing movies and serving pizza to anyone who wishes to participate. Movie is free. Dinner is $5 per person Ice Skating Games at the rink, Saturday afternoons thru March 15 from 1 pm-3 pm We play a series of ice skating games including broomball, four corners, pom-pom and others We give winners of the games silly prizes. For more information on scheduled events call the Skate Park 526-0610.
Crooked Tree Arts Center
Coffee @ Ten, "Artist's Process" with Anne Morningstar will take place on Tuesday, March 28 at 10 am in the Gilbert Gallery at Crooked Tree Arts Center. Local artist Morningstar will be sharing her artistic process as well as inspiration behind her show "Natives vs. Invasives: A Great Lake Narrative".which is currently on display in CTAC's Atrium Gallery through March 24. The Coffee @ Ten presentation is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.
North Central Michigan College's, Corporate and Community Education department is offering a series of workshops called Smart Talk, Fridays in March from 9 am until noon on the Petoskey campus. In the Smart Talk workshops presented by local performance coach Anne Kirvan, participants will practice the communication skills to prevent conflict, understand different personality types, develop a creative work environment and grow their business.The topic for the workshop on Friday, March 14, participants will increase their understanding and ability to successfully work with difficult people; the third workshop on March 21 will be Implementing Change to Grow Business. All three workshops are $30 each including materials and will be held in room 536 in the Student and Community Resource Center on the Petoskey Campus. For more info or to register, visit www.ncmich.edu/cce2. or call 231-348-6613.
The Emmet County Republican Women's, meeting will take place on Mon, March 17 at Stafford's Bay View Inn, Petoskey. Guest speakers are Robert Bradley and Wayne Schmidt. All interested women and men are invited to attend this luncheon/meeting. Check in will begin at 11:00 am. The meeting will begin at 11:30. Luncheon will be $15. Reservations are required by calling/text Rebecca Cameron 231-838-2260 on or before 2 pm Friday, March 14.
The Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E. Main St, is open year round. During March and April 2014, the museum galleries will be open by appointment only during regular business hours, Tuesday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm. Our current temporary exhibit, "Turning Point: The War of 1812 from the Native American Perspective" will remain on display here through May. If you would like to make an appointment to tour the museum during our business hours, please call 526-9771. For more information about the Historical Society and our upcoming events, please visit us online at www.HarborSpringsHistory.org.
The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society, will host its next Harbor History Talk on Thursday, March 20 at 5:30 pm. Join us as we welcome Doug Craven as he speaks about the cultural significance of maple sugar to the Odawa people both past and present. Doug, director of the Natural Resources Department for the LT Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, moved to the Harbor Springs area 12 years ago and soon after began helping his grandfather, Gilbert Young, collect sap and make syrup. The talk begins at 5:30 in the second-floor Anton Library at the Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E. Main St.. Admission is $5 per person, free to current Historical Society members. Cookies and coffee will be served. Reservations are greatly appreciated by calling the Historical Society (231) 526-9771.
"Telebration" will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs and Nub's Nob, on Sunday, April 6 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm at Nub's Nob ski area. Come join the fun with fellow telemark skiers for this annual, end-of-season celebration of free-heel skiing! Free demos compliments of The Outfitter and gear "shwag" giveaway. Based out of the warming hut at the bottom of the red chair. For more info: call (231) 526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharborsprings.com.
Win-Some Women Christian Retreats, will be held in May at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. This will be the 20th year of retreats at Grand Hotel. There will be three back-to-back retreats, with a two night stay also available. Retreats are: Tue/Wed May 13 & 14; Wed/Thurs May 14 & 15, and Thurs/Fri, May 15 & 16. To register or get information go to www.win-somewomen.org. Registration is done on-line only and is now open.
The Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, 343 E. Main St, Worship at 11 a.m. on March 16 with. Pastor Mary Sweet. Children's Sunday school will be offered during Worship Hour. Visit our website: umcharborsprings.com for more information.
Stutsmanville Chapel, Week Ending Sunday March 16:Sunday morning services start with Sunday School for all ages at 9:15 and Morning Worship Service at 10:30. Nursery for 103 yr olds - a short fellowship time before the 10:30 service. Special Events coming up: AWANA Grand Prix at 9 am, Sat, March 15. Women Encouraging Women group Luncheon. & Movie Sat, March 15. Sun, March 16 @ 5:30 pm Wild Game Potluck/Dinner. Fun evening of fellowship - everyone invited Planning has begun for a retirement party for Pastor Ed Warner who has served the Stuts Community for almost 40 years. If you would like to help in some way or would like information on any of the above activities, call the church office at 526-2335.
First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs: On Sunday, March 16 the second Sunday of Lent, the Reverend Patricia Megregian will preach in the 10:00 am worship service. Lenten Soup Supper on Thursday, March 13 at 6:00 pm. For more information visit www.fpchs.org or call 526-7332 The church is located at the corner of W.Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicap accessible.
March schedule for a free "Let's Walk-Body in Motion" program, being offered at the Holy Childhood Parish Hall (enter under the Breezeway) Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-11:30, Bring a clean pair of exercise shoes, water, one Food Pantry item. All participants will need to sign a waiver, Bonnie Johnston, a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Leadership Specialist will be supervising this activity. Call Bonnie at 231-838-5261.
Between March 11 and 13, during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, McLaren Northern Michigan is offering a free community presentation and free one-step, take-home screening kits. A community presentation will be held on wed, March 12, from 6:30-7:30 in Petoskey at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, 820 Arlington Ave. Gastroenterologist, Thomas G. Tiejen, MD, will discuss colorectal cancer prevention, screening, symptoms and treatment options.those interested, should call (800) 248-6777 for registration .Northern Michigan screening kits will be available from 2-5:30 on March 12 in Petoskey.
Music and Dance
The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of guest conductor Carlos Andres Botero, and with pianist Eduardo Rojas, will present a program titled "Music and Drama". The concert will be held Sunday, March 16 at 4 pm at the Charlevoix High School. The audience is invited to meet the conductor, soloist and orchestra members for a reception following the concert. Tickets cost $20 and may be purchased online at glcorchestra.org and MyNorthTickets.com, at the GLCO office 231-487-0010 and at Chamberrs of Commerce: Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Boyen City and East Jordan. Students/youths 18 and under, military personnel and people with disabilities registered with VSA Arts of Michigan are admitted free of charge.
The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present Jesse Dee, Sat, March 22 at 8 pm in Milliken Auditorium. Tickets are $25 advance, $28 at the door and $22 for museum members plus fees. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Museum Box office at 231-995-1553 or online at www.dennormuseum.org. Boston's Jesse Dee is a singing, songwriting, guitar-playing soul man His passion is exploring and updating soul music for contemporary audiences.
Silver Saturday l Workshop, March 15, 9 am-4 pm. Students who have never worked with silver before will make two pieces of silver jewelry in this one-day workshop! The magic is PMC, Precious Metal Clay. Pieces will be completely fired, polished and ready to wear at the end of this workshop. Instructor Rosemary Gould is an established artist and adjunct professor at North Central Michigan College Registration required. Contact 231-348-6705 or visit www.ncmich.edu/cce
Studio & Pottery demonstrations, Sturgeon River Pottery, Petoskey, every Sat, thru -April 26, 10 am-4 pm. Our Michigan-based artists will conduct live demonstrations on pottery, tile and jewelry making techniques. Sessions will highlight the creation of many of our best-selling pieces. Free, open to the public, no reservations required. 3031 Charlevoix Rd, 231-347-0590
Community Free Seminar Series
Lunch & Learn Free Seminars, Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center is hosting a Lunch & Learn free community seminar series designed to provide the community with tools, education, and resources on a variety of topics. Our professional staff will be available for one-on-one consultations after each presentation. The series of free classes are offered during the noon hour with a light lunch and refreshments provided by Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center. The presentation will be held at the Harbor Springs Clinic located in the Harbor Plaza, next to the Harbor Springs airport. Space is limited; please call for registration /more information, 231-348-7002. Next class is Thurs, March 13: Preventing Low Back Pain- the 4 Most common Causes and how you can prevent it. Thurs, March 20: Good Posture...just how important is it? - Ways to Improve your Posture throughout the Day.
Michigan residents, continue to fall victim of losing their homes. Residents who seek foreclosure prevention assistance in northwest lower Michigan can find help with the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) Free Foreclosure Prevention Education workshops are available in NMCAA's Traverse City, Petoskey, and Cadillac offices. Homeowners will learn how to avoid foreclosure and the different foreclosure programs that are available. NMCCA will also educate homeowners about the foreclosure process and counsel families on budgeting for their personal financial situation. Homeowners do not have to be within the actual foreclosure process to access these services - many are available to assist before a crisis actually occurs to keep the clients out of the foreclosure process altogether. For details or more information, or learn about the workshop, please calllll (231)947-3780 or (800) 632-7334l NMCAA's website is www.nmcaa.net
Monthly Speaker Series
"Stormwater Matters: Do-It-Yourself Solutions", will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs as part of its monthly speaker series on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 pm. Why is stormwater runoff the biggest nonpoint source of pollution to our lakes and streams? Jennifer Gelb, Restoration Ecologist with Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, will share simple ways you can "slow it down, spread it out, and soak it in." Learn about some of the do-it-yourself solutions, such as rain gardens and permeable pavements, that can protect our waters! Open to all. Admission: Please bring food items for the Harbor Springs Area Food Pantry. The Outfitter, 153 E Main Street in Harbor Springs. For more info: call 231 (526-2621) or visit www.outfitterharborsprings.com.
Winter Education Series
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Ice Breakers, from Noon-1:00 pm at Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council ,426 Bay St, downtown Petoskey. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required (231) 347-1181. Feel free to bring a lunch, coffee and snacks provided.Final class is: Thurs, Thursday, March 20. For more information on the Ice Breaker sessions visit www.watershedcouncil.org/events
Harbor Springs Library, 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.
Mackinaw Area Public Library, is hosting Fairy Tale Moons Watercolor Exhibit, this winter.until March 26, 2014. Fairy Tale Moons was created by star lore historian and storyteller Mary Stewart Adams, program director of the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, with her sister, artist Patricia DeLisa,. The exhibit features 33 original water color images created by DeLisa according to tales that Adams chose because they connect to the night sky. The library is located at 528 W. Central Ave in Mackinaw City. Library hours are Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 11 am-5 p.; Wed noon - 8 pm; Sat 10-2. For more info call 231-436-5451.
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 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. email@example.com.
Petoskey District Library, Hobbies in the Lobby March event will be on Friday, March March 28 from 1-2 pm, Petoskey District Library Main Lobby. Learn how to make a wilderness survival bracelet as library assistant, Joe Baughan demonstrates how to make a bracelet out of paracord and discusses how it could be used in a wilderness survival situation. Materials will be provided and attendees will take home their bracelet. Guests are welcome to bring in their own materials. Seating will be limited . Hobbies begins at 1 pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more info or to reserve a seat, please call 231-758-3100. Reservations are not required.
Alanson Public Library, Basic Computer Class - Tuesday, April 22, 6-7 pm. Learn how to use the mouse and do basic Internet searches. Must be resident of AAPL service area. Register by April 14 at library or by calling (231)0 548- 5465. A story hour for pre-schoolers is being held on Tuesdays at 10:30 through April 1. No registration, must be accompanied by an adult (Cancelled when Alanson Schools close for weather). An online Genealogy Research Class will be held Wed, April 9 - 6-7:30pm; learn about some of the many genealogy research sites from members of the Emmet County Genealogical Society. No advance registration or charge for class. 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) For more information call the Library at (231)548-5465..
Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the film "Nebraska" on Wed, March 12 & Fri, March 14 at 7:30. at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (451 E. Mitchell St., next to the Arts Center). For more information call. PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108 Donations appreciated.
St Patrick's Day Farm to Table Dinner, Sat, March 15 6:30 $60 per person. Space is limited Call 231-526-3276 for reservations. We are Open daily 11 am-6 pm.for wine tasting, sledding, shopping in the Farm Market, feeding the animals, and snowshoeing and cross country skiing. and more. Visit our online store at www.pondhill.com 231-526-3276. 5 miles N of downtown Harbor Springs on M119.
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.
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 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 on special sevents call (231)526-6061.
Project FREE preschool, in Petoskey has openings in both morning and afternoon sessions for children who turned age 4 before November 1, 2013. Certified teachers provide art, music, computer time, dramatic play and skill-building activities to build students' social and academic skills for a smooth transition into kindergarten. Project FREE is offered half days, Mon thru Thurs, October through May. Although there is often no cost to families, state eligibility requirements do exist. To learn more or register, call the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231a0 347-347-0067.
The Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan offers free playgroups, for children aged Birth-60 months and preschool-aged siblings. 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.
Friendship Centers of Emmet County has recently received a grant, from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation for its Senior Essential Needs Fund. In an ongoing effort to foster independence, the Council on Aging provides this fund to help seniors age 60 and older, residing in Emmet County, with needs that fall outside of the resources that are typically available. For information on how to apply for help with health related expenses, medications not covered by an insurance plan, safety and welfare needs or even emergency home repairs, please call (231) 347-3211 or toll-free at (888)347-0369.
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 on a 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.
Project Connect Volunteers needed, The 7th annual Project Connect will be Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Emmet County Fairgrounds in Petoskey. Dozens of volunteers are needed for a variety of duties including guest registration, greeters, guides and exit interviews. Help make a lasting connection toward self-sufficiency with a neighbor in need. Visit http://charemunitedway.galaxydigital.com/ to register as a volunter or contact Lisa Luebke, CEUW Program Coordinator, (231) 487-1006.
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.
Support your community, by volunteering with the Women's Resource Center Gold Mine Resale Shops and Safe Home. Both are in need of building repairs and/or maintenance. If you are a skill maintenance person with some extra time, please contact Jamie Winters, Volunteer coordinator (231)347-1572.
The Manna Food Project in Harbor Springs, is calling for volunteers for packing and repacking food products in the Manna warehouse. Distributing 1.7 million pounds of food product to over 35 area pantries and 44,000 families is no easy task without the support of volunteers. Students, service groups, senior groups, scout troops, families and individuals are all welcome to be part of Manna's volunteer army. To get involved with The Manna Food Project, contact Gabby Billion at 231-347-8852 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 sensitivity to the dynamics of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Work days 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, facilitated by Rev. David Van Dam. Monthly meetings alternate between the second Mondays at 6:00 pm and fourth Mondays at 1:00 pm; upcoming March date is Mon, March 24, 1:00 pm; 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.