4/9/2014 12:01:00 AM About Town...Area Event Listings
The Harbor Springs Ice Rink, is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and Party at Kiwanis Park Saturday, April 12 from noon to 3 p.m. Cost=$5.00 or a donation of 5 non-perishable food items per family. Activities will include pictures with the Easter Bunny; games: Bingo, egg spoon game and more; Crafts: Easter Headband, Easter Egg Chick Frame, Easter Activity Book; Free Lunch; and prizes. The Easter Egg hunt begins promptly at Noon. Please plan on arriving early. For more info call the Ice Rink at 231-526-0610. This is the final event of the winter season. Watch for news of summer activities.
Crooked Tree Arts Center
The 2014 Swirl season at the Crooked Tree Arts Center continues. 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.
North Central Michigan College
Upcoming Luncheon Lectures at North Central, 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.
North Central Michigan College presents four free lectures during the month of April on the Petoskey campus: Tuesday, April 15 at noon, Dr Randall Doyle examines one of the most critical issues confronting East Asia, the relationship between China and Japan in the 21st century. Author of six books Professor has lived, studied and worked in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America during his academic career. This lecture will be in the Library Conference Center. no reservations necessary. Thurs, April 17, at 7 pm, Greg Baird returns to Petoskey with a presentation entitled "After Matt." The presentation will follow the documentary "Matthew Shepard is a Friend of Mine." This lecture will be in the Student Center's Iron Horse Cafe (formerly the cafeteria). No reservations necessary. On Mon, April 21 at 7 pm, North Central professor, Shanna Robinson talk about textiles and will discuss growing our own fibers and dyes, processing fibers and creating great textile products in our own communities. This lecture will be in the Library Conference Center, no reservation necessary.
On Wednesday, April 23, NCMC's Spring Lecture Series, will feature Warren Faidley, the "Cyclone Cowboy" at 7 pm in North Central's Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium on the Petoskey campus. This lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Tickets are required and are available at the NCMC Student Services office, fitness office and bookstore on the Petoskey campus and at the college's Gaylord and Cheboygan offices. For more info call NCMC 231-348-6600
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.
The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society and History Museum,.have resumed their regular office hours, Tue-Fri, 9 am-5 pm. The current temporary exhibit, "Turning Point: The War of 1812 from the Native American Perspective" will be on display here through Memorial Day Weekend. For more information about the Historical Society and our upcoming events, please visit us online at .HarborSpringsHistory.org.
"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. 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.
Sunday, April 13, Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, will observe Palm Sunday the 6th Sunday of Lent at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mary A. Sweet. speaking on Hosanna. Our scripture reader this week is Linda Keiser. Please join us! Should you have any questions please call the church office Monday through Friday between 9 am and 12:30 pm at 231-526-2414 or visit our website umcharborsprings.com.
Stutsmanville Chapel, Week Ending Sunday April 13, :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. firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information, call the church office at 526-2335.
First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs: On April 13, Palm Sunday will be celebrated at the 10:00 a.m. service led by Reverend Pat Megregian. An opening palm processional will involve all the children and their families, after which the Chancel Choir will offer Larry Shackley's setting of "Ride On, King Jesus", accompanied by duo-pianists Cynda Coleman and Maureen Delaney-Lehman. Ms. Coleman will play for the offertory and the Kirk Ringers handbell ensemble will play for the postlude. .A nursery is available for infants and toddlers; Sunday'S cool takes place for elementary-age children during the worship service,. 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.
24th Annual Children's Health Fair, will take place Saturday, April 12 at Petoskey Middle School, sponsored by McLaren Northern Michigan The event is free in recognition of April being the "Month of the Young Child" and focuses on newborns to 12-year-olds. It runs from 9 am to 2 pm and has something for everyone, both children and parents. Special events include an "Action Hero Fun Run" outside, weather permitting; scavenger hunt for the kids and much more. Prizes raffled off throughout the day. For more info call 800-248-6777.
McLaren Northern Michigan, is offering a program to provide emotional support to children (ages 5-12) who have a parent or other loved one diagnosed with cancer. The six-week program is called CLIMB, which stands for Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery. Through art and play activities, the goal is to help children identify and express the complex feelings they may experience during this difficult time. The program will take place 5:30-7 pm on Mondays, April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12 and 19 at the Community Health Education Center (CHEC) located across the parking lot from the main entrance to McLean Northern Michigan For more info contact Amy Juneau (231)487-4015.
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.
LTBB elders, are sponsoring a Spring Bazaar Saturday, April 12, 10 am-4 pm at The LTBB Government Center, 7500 Odawa Circle, Harbor Springs. Vendors will offer a variety of arts and crafts for Easter, Mothers Day, Graduation, Birthdays. Refreshments will be available. Raffles and door prizes. Easter Bunny will visit from 1-3 pm. For more information: Fran-231 242 1985 or viewis05@ yahoo.com
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 Little Traverse Youth Choir is hosting its second annual Fancy Nancy Tea Party, Sunday, April 13 at 3:00 pm at Stafford's Bay View Inn. Tickets are available in Petoskey at McLean & Eakin, $15/Adults & $10/Child. Proceeds will benefit Voice's Without Borders' Little Traverse Youth Choir and the 2014 Children of the World in Harmony Festival. For more information visit the Youth Choir website at www.littletraverseyouthchoir.org.
The Kiwanis Club of Petoskey, presents "Discovering the Dutch" with travelogue filmmaker and speaker Sandy Mortimer as the next installment of the Travel and Adventure Series on Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 pm at Petoskey High School Auditorium, This is the sixth and final show of the 2013-2014 season. Tickets are $8 at the door.
Progressive Women of Charlevoix County, will welcome Katherine Humphrey, President/CEO of Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan, as keynote speaker at its Tuesday, April 22 meeting The event will be held from noon to 2:00 pm at the Charlevoix Public Library at 200 Clinton St in Community Room A. Members may arrive at noon and the speaker will begin at 12:30. Members are invited to brown bag their lunch. The program is open to anyone interested in progressive issues, male or female. R.S.V.P. by April 21 by emailing email@example.com or call 231-582-9005.
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.
The Mackinaw Area Public Library main branch in Mackinaw City will host five Michigan authors, on Monday, April 28 from 2-3:30 pm. Each novelist and/or poet will share a reading from one or more of their books, offer a brief Q&A session, and the audience with see a preview of an upcoming film by this tour's coordinator, Ron Riekki.For more details, contact the library at 231-436-5451, firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.mackinawareapl.michlibrary.org. 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.The library is located at 528 W. Central Ave in Mackinaw City.
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.
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,
Upcoming Story Hour: Tuesdays at 10:30 am, April 15- May 20. For pre-schoolers accompanied by an adult. 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. 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 documentary "Muscle Shoals" on Wed and Fri, April 2 and 4 at 7:30 pm. It will be shown 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.
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.
AARP Driver Safety Program, will be offered on Thursday, April 17 at the Petoskey Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Rd. The program is aimed at drivers 50 years and older.. The program will be held from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Lunch is available at the center from 12:00-12:30 or you may bring a sack lunch. The cost for the session is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Call the Petoskey Friendship Center (231)347-3211 or (888) 347-0369 to register.
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.
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 will once again offer affordable drop-off document shredding as Shred-It will be on site at the Drop-Off Center, 7363 Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturdays May 10, July 26 and September 13. Cost is $5 per small bankers box/copy paper box or the equivalent. The shredded paper will be recycled and certificates of destruction are available upon request. For more info call 231-348-0604
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.
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
A reminder that the Caregiver Support Group at the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs is facilitated by Rev. David Van Dam. Monthly meetings alternate between the second Mondays at 6:00 pm and fourth Mondays at 1:00 pm; The class is 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.