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3/26/2014 12:01:00 AM
About Town...Area Event Listings

Harbor Springs Ice Rink & Kiwanis Park Sledding Hill

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

For more information on scheduled events call the Skate Park 526-0610.

Crooked Tree Arts Center

The 2014 Swirl season at the Crooked Tree Arts Center continues on Thur, March 27, 2014. The March Swirl will feature craft beers and wines by Petoskey Brewery and appetizers by City Park Grill. Local guitarist and vocalist Jeff Pagel will perform in the galleries. Three exhibits will be open for viewing; four artists in the Kitchen Painters group will be providing live painting demos at Swirl. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 per person the day of Swirl, when available. Tickets for all the Swirl events are available now. Upcoming Swirls are on Thursday, April 24. L. Mawby and Barrel Back Restaurant with music by Howard Richards; May 29 City Park Grill with music by Chris Koury. For more info and to purchase tickets contact the CTAC 231-347-4337 or visit www.crookedtree.org. The CTAC is located at 461- E. Mitchell St in downtown Petoskey.

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

Upcoming Luncheon Lectures at North Central, continue this spring. On Friday, March 28 the lecture will focus on Navajo Code Talkers. Navajo tribe members who had enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II used a secret code created in their language to help fight the brutal war in the Pacific. George Coburn, historian and documentary producer, will show excerpts fron his documentary and talk about the men he followed to the former battlefields to learn their extraordinary stories. This lecture in selling out quickly, so please RSVP asap. The lectures are held in the Library conference room on the Petoskey campus. Luncheon begins at 11:30 with the lecture starting at noon. Cost for the event is $10 and includes lunch. Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 to reserve your place at the table.

The lecture originally scheduled for April 11, the State of Community Health, will be moved to Friday, April 4. Linda Yaroch, RN, MPH, Health Officer for the Health Dept of Northwest Michigan, will provide an overview of public health in our area.


Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency in Petoskey, will be hosting a workshop on Budgeting to be held Thursday, March 27 from 6-9 pm, as part of a series of six workshops on financial fitness. This workshop will be offered at 2202 Mitchell Park, Ste. 4. To register or to find out about future workshops, please call (231)0 347-9070 or (800) 443-5518; or visit www.nmcaa.net.

Free Tax Prep Service

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA), Offices are offering low-to-moderate income families and individuals, seniors, persons with disabilities and limited-English proficiency free tax prep services. Trained volunteers prepare and electronically file both federal and state returns. The free tax service is offered at locations throughout northwest lower Michigan. In the Petoskey area call (231) 347-9070 / (800) 443-5518 to make an appointment.

Little Traverse Bay Humane Society Clinic

A rabies, microchip and licensing clinic for furry friends, in Emmet County, hosted by Little Traverse Bay Humane Society (LTBHS), will be held Sat, April 5 from 8 am to noon at Pellston Animal Clinic, 421 Stimpson St, Pellston. The services are available to Emmet County residents and will be offered at a reduced fee of $30 per pet. Registration and payment are required prior to the clinic and can be paid at LTBHS , 1300 W Conway Rd, Harbor Springs. Call 231-347-2396 for more information or to reserve a spot at the clinic. Pellston Animal Clinic is also offering heartworm tests fro a reduced fee of $20 per pet the day of the event. To reserve a test, call 231-539-7113.


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.

Winter Outdoor


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.

Speaker Series

"Retiring to the Open Sea: A Sailing Adventure", will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs as part of its monthly speaker series on Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. Sailing Lake Michigan for over 25 years, Judy and Bill Stellin set off in their 42ft sailboat for a year-long, self-supported cruise on the Mediterranean. Eight years and two trans-Atlantic passages later, they came home with a story to share! Learn about their adventures sailing every nook and cranny of the Mediterranean coast as retirees with a budget but no itinerary. 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.


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.


Sunday, March 30 Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, will be observing the 4th Sunday in Lent at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mary A. Sweet speaking on "Another Man's Word". Congregation will enjoy music of their choice. Thursday, April 3 we will be hosting a viewing party for the BBC's "The Vicar of Dibley". Bring snacks and drinks to share. Please call the church office with any questions 526-2414 or visit our website umcharborsprings.com.

Stutsmanville Chapel, Week Ending Sunday March 30 :Sunday morning services start with Sunday School for all ages at 9:15 and Morning Worship Service at 10:30. Nursery for 1-3 yr olds - a short fellowship time before the 10:30 service. Upcoming retirement party for Pastor Ed & Mary Warner is planned for June 14, 2014 at Stutsmanville Chapel. Pastor Ed Warner has served the Stuts Community for almost 40 years. If you would like to help in some way or if you have pictures or memories you'd like to share you can e-mail them to info@stutsmanvillechapel.org. If you would like more information, call the church office at 526-2335.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, The Worship service for the fourth Sunday of Lent (3/30) will center on God's care for us throughout our lives, especially in the difficult times. Pastor Pat Megregian's sermon title is "Prayer Hold Us Together," from the Gospel of John's story of the blind man who received sight. Alto soloist Mary D. Bowman will be featured at the offertory. The final two Lenten Soup Supper will be on Thursday, March 27 and Thursday, April 10, 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.


Perry Farm Village, will host the Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program. Classes start Tuesday, April 8 and run every Tuesday & Thursday until May 8 from 11 am-12 noon. Cost is $75 for 10 sessions. To register please call Katie Parr, Wellness Coordinator at Perry Farm Village at (231) 526-1500.

Music and Dance

The Rhubarbary House Concerts 2014, will kick off their season with Claudia Schmidt on Sat, April 26. Please visit Claudia's website @www.claudiaschmidt.com ; and visit our website @www.peacemealstring band.com for more information on our coming season.

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.

Arts Events

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

Free Foreclosure

Prevention Workshop

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


The Women's Club Luncheon, will be held Wednesday, April 9 at 11:30 am, Stafford's Bay View Inn, 2011 Woodland Ave, Bay View, MI. Cost $16. RSVP by Fri, April 4 at noon to: jleopold@harborpointgroup.com ; to cancel use same email no later than Mon, April 7 at noon to avoid being charged for the lunch. Featured speaker:will be Lee Brewbaker, Topic: "My Garden, My Life: Gardening Lessons to Nourish Your Life!". Lee is a lifelong gardener, he will share his passion for the green world and the relationship between plants and people. Please join us and invite your friends to join us too.


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 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. library@petoskeylibrary.org.

Petoskey District Library Hobbies in the Lobby, March event will be on Friday, 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.

Byte-Sized Tech: Facebook Class, The Petoskey District Library will be hosting a Beginning Facebook class on Thursday, April 17 at 2 pm. The class will walk you through creating a Facebook account. Please bring your own tablet or laptop for the class. If you do not have your own device that is okay we can still show you how to create your own account, how to use your new Facebook page. Please call the library at 231-758-3100 to sign up or drop in /

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 Academy Award nominated Dutch film "Broken Circle Breakdown" on Wed,and Friday, March 26 and 27 at 7:30 pm. It will be shown at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (451 E. Mitchell St., next to the Arts Center). On Friday, March 21, the film "American Hustle" will be shown at 7:30 pm For more information call. PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108 Donations appreciated.

Pond Hill

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.

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.

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.

Friendship Centers

Friendship Center of Harbor Springs, welcomes all seniors. We address both nutritional and social needs of our community's older citizens by offering a variety of activities and programs to suit every interest and ability level for seniors age 60 and older. Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri the center provides a balanced, hot nutritious meal that is served at noon for a suggested donation of $2.50. Educational programs, health related clinics, fitness programs, holiday parties and much more are offered as well. Some of the offerings are: coffee social, 10-11:30 every Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri; exercise classes Mon & Wed at 3:30; Wii Bowling ever Wed, 10-11; foot care, Blood Pressure Screenings, Bingo, Movie Day, Shopping trips and more. The Center is open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri from 9:30-2:30. The Village of Hillside is the host site for the Friendship Center located at 309 W. Main St Community Room C in downtown Harbor Springs.. For more information on special events like us on Facebook at Friendship Center of Harbor Springs or call (231) 526- 6061.

Community Resources

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.

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.

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