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About Town...Area Events

The Harbor Springs Sk8 Park

There are many fun activities planned for the Park this summer. Friday Nights, June 13-Aug 29 the Sk8 park will be having children/teen movie night from 6-8 pm Those attending will pay $5 for pizza, pop and a dessert. Movie is free. June 13 Movie - Open Season; June 20 - The Original Muppet Movie; June 27 - Stuart Little. Monday. Monday Nights, June 16-Aug 25, 6-10 pm Drop-In Pickle Ball for players looking for some friendly competition; Tues Nights June 17-Aug 26, 7-10 pm Drop-In Basketball for players 16 years of age and older looking for some friendly competition. And many more fun activities. For more information call the Park at 231-526-0610.

Yoga In The Park

Wednesdays -10 am, Downtown Harbor Springs Zorn Park Beach. On the grass, bring mat or towel. This is a gentle flow flow yoga class, beginners welcome, young to old. Cost: $8. Classes begin June 25. For more information contact Carrie Wiggins 231-881-6400.

Teen Club 150

Open House

A club for teens to socialize, study or just hang out, is located in the downstairs of Holy Childhood Church on Main St in Harbor Springs. The Club has a pool table, wide screen TVs, wifi and lots more. Those who will be 9th graders in the fall are invited to a Club 150 open house on Wednesday, June 11 from 3:30-6:30 pm or Tuesday, June 17 from 6:30-9:30 pm. New summer hours for Club 150 begin June 17: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6:30-10:30. The club is non-denominational and all teens are welcome. For more information call 526-2017, ext 22.

Farmers Markets

Harbor Springs Farmers Market opens Saturday, June 14 and will run Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 am-1 pm at their location on the west end of Main St downtown. In addition to all the local seasonal produce, fruits, flowers, baked goods, eggs, and more, the market will feature cooking demonstrations, music and other surprises. For more information visit hsfarmersmarket.weekly.com.

Downtown Petoskey Farmers Market, is located on the 400 block of Howard St between JC Penney's and Juilenne Tomatoes on Fridays 8:30 am-1 pm starting June 13

Boyne City Farmers Market, is held in Veterans Park Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 am-noon

Charlevoix Farmers Market, open Thursdays 9 am-1 pm. in downtown Charlevoix.

Good Hart Farms Market Days, take place Saturday from 2-5:30 pm starting June 28 and running through color season. Travel through the tunnel of trees to Good Hart to the market which features local produce and much more; also features artists and artisans. For more info or directions, visit goodhartstore.com.

Crooked Tree

Arts Center

Crooked Tree Arts Center, will host a fashion lecture luncheon, "Alexander McQueen:Fagility and Strength, From Savile Row to Givency" on Tuesday, June 24 at 11:30 at the Holy Childhood Parish Hall in Harbor Springs to benefit the CTAC Youth Scholarship Fund. Admission to the lecture will include lunch, lecture, goody bag, drawing for gifts and valet parking. Tickets for the event are $60 for CTAC members and $75 for non-members. Advance reservations are required and tickets cannot be purchased at the door. For more information and reservations contact CTAC 231-347-4337 or crookedtree.org.

The Arts Center's Detroit @ CTAC, film series continues through the month of June, every Thursday evening. Thursday, June 12, the film series presents the acclaimed "Searching for Sugarman", the story of two South Africans who set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez. Thursday, June 19 will feature the documentary "It Might Get Loud" following the rise of several renowned rock and roll guitarists. All Detroit@CTAC film screenings in June will be free. Doors to the Arts Center open at 7 pm, movie begins at 7:30 in the CTAC theatre For more information call the Arts Center 231-347-4337 or visit www.crookedtree.org. The CTAC is located at 461- E. Mitchell St in downtown Petoskey.


Three Pines Studio First Exhibition of 2014: Gorgeous Nothings,Works Inspired by Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems; is on display through June 16. Three Pines is located at 5959 West Levering Rd, Cross Village. Open 11 am-7 pm daily. 231-526-9447

Watercolor Workshop: For the 5th year, a Luke Buck Watercolor Workshop is scheduled at Raven Hill Discovery Center in East Jordan for Thursday, June 26 and Friday, June 27 from 10 am to 3 pm. The workshop is designed for beginner, intermediate or advanced watercolor painters and will focus on techniques for watercolor painting. Early enrollment is recommended, as space is limited. For more information or to register call Cheri at 231-536-3369

A lecture and slide show, by wildlife photographer and veterinarian Dr Carl Palazzolo of Long Beach, California will be held Sunday, June 15 at 4 pm at Ward Gallery Red Sky Stage, 445 E Mitchell Dr in downtown Petoskey. The lecture is free. For more information call 231-622-4185.


Rita Hosking will be performing at the Rhubarbary, on Sunday, June 22. Her voice has been compared to Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch, not quite old time, not quite bluegrass, but a "soulful howl from the mountains". She will be joined by her husband Sean Feder on dobro and banjo and perhaps their daughter on banjo. Her website is www.ritahosking.com. For more information please call 231-357-7339 or visit our website www.peacemealstringband.com.

2014 Boater's

Safety Courses

Please call the Emmet County Sheriff's Office at (231) 439-8900, to register for any of the classes listed here Classes are free of charge. Those interested in taking the course must be at least 12 years of age. Please bring a lunch with you: June 14, 9 am to 3 pm at Crooked Lake Yacht Club, 3660 US 31N, Oden, MI 49764; Bay Harbor Yacht Club 4300 Vista Dr, Bay Harbor, June 20, 9 am -3 pm; Harbor Point Association, 200 Harbor Point Dr, Harbor Springs, July 8, 9 am-3 pm; Crooked Lake Yacht Club July 12, 9 am-3 pm; Carp Lake Township Firehall, 6339 Gill Rd, Carp Lake, July 26, 9 am-3 pm.

North Central

Michigan College

North Central Michigan College's, nursing and allied health faculty will hold information sessions on Wed, June 18 and August 6 at 4 pm to explain the process for admission into the college's highly competitive nursing and allied health career program. The sessions will be in Room 347 of the college's Health Education and Science Center on the Petoskey campus. Anyone planning to apply for the nursing or allied health program is strongly encouraged to attend one of these informational sessions. The information on prerequisites will be particularly important for those applying for the fall 2015 program.

North Central Michigan College's, Corporate and Community Education department is offering a wide variety of summer workshops in Petoskey - from grant writing to QuickBooks, photography to painting, farming to boating safety. Pre-registration is requested for all workshops. Please visit www.ncmich.edu/cce2 or call 231-348-6705 to register or for more information.

North Central Michigan College and Bay View Association, are offering two new courses in Petoskey this summer. Students interested in theatre will be taught by a team of nationally-respected educators from Bay View's summer faculty and North Central's English faculty. The first course is the "Shakespeare Theatre Intensive" held on the Bay View campus from June 23 through June 28. The second, "Investigating Shakespeare's Plays," is for students interested in the literary aspects of Shakespeare's work. The course runs on the Bay View campus from June 23-25 and June 28, followed by the online portion through July 15 Both courses are open to high school upperclassmen, college student and interested members of the community as space allows. Enrollment is through Bay View's website at https://bayview.asapconnected.com/

McGulpin Point Lighthouse

One of Emmet County's most important historic sites, McGulpin Point Lighthouse and Historic Site, is open for the season. Hours are 10 am to 8 pm daily throughout the summer. There is a gift shop that sells McGulpin and Headlands International Dark Sky Park items. Docents are on site daily. There is no admission charge to the lighthouse or to climb the tower. Donations are appreciated.The site is 10 acres and is a half-mile north of the Headlands International Dark Sky Park. The address is 500 Headlands Rd, Mackinaw City Phone at McGulpin is 9231) 436-5860 during the season.

L'Arbre Croche


The L'Arbre Croche Museum in Cross Village, is open Saturdays from 1-3 pm or by appointment, through the color season. The museum, which highlights the 300 year history of Cross Village, is located in the lower level of Father Al's Parish Hall, adjacent to the Holy Cross Church on M-119/Lakeshore Dr in Cross Village. If you would like to make an appointment, call Frank Francis (231)526-0906 .


Harbor History Talk, Historical Society celebrates a northern Michigan original: the NM Sloop turns 80. How does a one-design sailing sloop with a fleet numbering only 27 boats survive and thrive 80 years after its original design? The next Harbor History Talk on Thursday, June 19 at 5:30 pm welcomes Dave Irish, local resident, business owner, internationally known sailing expert who will share his knowledge of the Northern Michigan one-design sloop. Reservations for Irish's talk are required as we expect standing-room-only. Please call the HSAHS 231-526-9771 to make your reservations. Admission to the talk is $5 per person, free to current Historical Society members and includes a light wine and cheese reception. Talks are held on the second-floor Anton Library at the Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E Main St.

The Harbor Springs History Museum, located at 349 E. Main St, is open year round. Our exhibit galleries are currently open Friday and Saturdays from 11 am-3 pm. The History Museum's newest temporary exhibit, A Shadow Over the Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon, opens Saturday, June 7, 2014. This exhibit commemorates the extinction of the passenger pigeon one hundred years ago and explores how this once-abundant bird vanished from our skies. For more information about the Historical Society and our upcoming events, please visit un online at HarborSpringsHistory.org or call (231) 526-9771.

Father's Day Cruise-In

The First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, will host their 7th Annual Father's Day Cruise-in on Sunday, June 15 with vehicles on display from 9 am to Noon in the grassy area adjacent to the church parking lot. The show is open to the public, is a non-judged event and is free to both participants and visitors. Folks are welcome to join the church family for the 8-8:50 am or the 10-11 am worship service honoring fathers. The show area will be patrolled during the services. For more information contact Guy Britton 231-526-1233, church office 231-526-7332 or www.fphs.org


Redpath Memorial Church, in Cross Village, for Father's Day is hosting Father Joe Blasko for Cross Village. Service begins at 9:30 am. with a coffee following the service at the home of Jay Radoshevich. All welcome.

Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, will have their Sunday Service and Sunday School at 11:00 am, June 15, at 343 E. Main St, The Sunday Worship Service message will be given by Jeff Sweet. Marion Kuebler will give the special music on the piano and organ. We welcome all to come and enjoy this very special day of worship and Father's Day Celebration! The United Methodist Church of Alanson will have their Sunday Service at 9 am with Sunday School following the service at 10 am, at 7330 Chicago St. in Alanson.

Stutsmanville Chapel, Week Ending Sunday June 15::Sunday mornings start with Children's Sunday School from 9:15 - 10:15 and our Morning Worship Service at 10:30 Nursery for 1-3 yr olds is provided during both services. The public is invited to a retirement party on June 14 for Pastor Ed & Mary Warner at Stutsmanville Chapel. Pastor Ed Warner has served the Stuts Community for over 40 years. Greeting Pastor Ed and Mary and fellowship fun begin at 2:30 pm with food being served at 5 pm.On Sunday, June 15, incoming Pastor Daniel Vandock will begin his service here at Stuts. Daniel and his wife Stacey and children Makenna and Kaleb will be moving to the area from Wauseon, OH. If you would like more information, call the church office at 526-2335. Info@stutsmanvillechapel.org.

First Presbyterian Church On Sunday, June 15 there will be two worship services - an abbreviated service at 8:00 am and a full service at 10:00. Pastor Pat Megregian will preach at both services.At the later service the Chancel Choir will sing and pianist Cynda Coleman and organist Peter Sims will play a duet. All are invited to attend the 7th annual "Cruise-In" Car Show, held on the grounds of the church where over 40 vehicles will be on display from 9 am to noon. Refreshments will be served outside after the second worship service so that all may celebrate Father's Day as they view the classic and custom cars. Registration continues for the upcoming Vacation Bible School week (June 23-27). 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.


The Emmet County Republican Women's meeting, will take place on Monday, June 16, 2014. Guest speakers are Mary Stewart Adams, Captain Oliver Stolley and Mrs. Briana Stolley. All interested women and men are invited to attend this luncheon/meeting at Stafford's Bay View Inn, Petoskey. Check in begins at 11:00 am. The meeting begins at 11:30 am. Luncheon will be $15.00. Reservations are required as seating is limited. For reservations, please call/text Rebecca Cameron 231 838 2260 on or before 2 pm Friday, June 13.

"Lunch and Learn" presentation, sponsored by the University of Michigan Alumni Spirit Group of Little Traverse Bay, will take place on Wednesday, June 25 at the Petoskey-Bay View Country Club. The director of the University of Michigan Biological Station at Pellston, and professor in the Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at U of M, Dr Knute Nadelhoffer, will discuss the impacts of climate change on Northern Michigan and the Great Lakes region. The presentation is open to the public. Cost is $20 per person and includes lunch. For reserve tickets, contact Wil Cwikiel either by phone at 838-5334 or by e-mail wcwikiel@harborps.org. Tickets will also be available at the door. Proceeds benefit scholarships for incoming University of Michigan students.



The First Tee of Northern Michigan, is holding a fundraiser to support their scholarship program on Saturday, June 14 from 6 to 9 pm. Call 231-526-3168 or email shauna@thefirstteenorthernmichigan.org to join this casual, outdoor event. Fresh, flavorful tastings from 9 different food vendors will be featured. The event helps provide financial assistance for deserving high school graduates that are participants of The First Tee of Northern Michigan.

North Country Kids, will be hosting its fourth annual "Hats Off" event on Thursday, June 26 from 5-7 pm at the Holy Childhood Church Library. This year's event will have more than just hats for sale! There will also be silent auction items, hand-crafted items and bake sale goodies! The public is welcome to attend and support this wonderful, non-profit Daycare and Preschool Academy. Refreshments for all!

Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, will host Collars for a Cause Adopt-A-Thon on Saturday, June 14 from 10 am to 1 pm at Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac located on U.S. 31 North in Petoskey. Dave Kring has generously agreed to donate $50 toward every adoption fee. There will be dogs, puppies and kittens available for adoption. This is a family friendly event with hot dogs, popcorn, beverages and Kilwin's ice cream all available free of charge. These specials will be available at the shelter located at 1300 West Conway Rd as well. For more info about the Adopt-A-Thon go to www.ltbhs.com or call Teresa Chaney at 231-347-2396.

The 10th Little Traverse CROP Hunger Walk, will take place Saturday, June 28 beginning at 9 am at Bay View. The event gives an opportunity to take steps to alleviate hunger and bring hope to those struggling here and around the world. The Manna Food Project receives one quarter of the money collected. They not only distribute food to 35+ agencies in Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet counties but direct a Food 4 Kids Backpack program, a food rescue program, and a food pantry. The remaining money goes to Church World Services who partners in programs with indigenous leaders to provide the aid thought most needed by the communities themselves. 86 cents of every dollar given are used in these projects, overhead is only 14%. For more info call Katlyn 231-347-8852.

Harbor Springs Outdoor Club, is hosting an open house, Sat, June 28 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Join us for hamburgers, hot dogs and snacks and see our beautiful facility. Certified instructors available to help you enjoy our target ranges, archery area and rifle range.Children 9 and up are invited to be introduced to the sport with equipment provided by the Club or bring your own and have us help you sight in or become more familiar with your gear. HSOC, 6975 W Robinson Rd, Harbor Springs. harborspringsoutdoorsclub.com for more information.

Youth Programs

The First Tee of Northern Michigan, golf and life skills programs for youth ages 5 to 17 start on Monday, June 16.Trained coaches and volunteers integrate 9 core values and 9 healthy habits into the game of golf. To register and for information, visit www.thefirstteenorthernmichigan.org or call 231-526-3168. Opportunities exist for all levels of golfers from beginners to competitors. Equipment is made available at all programs and scholarships are available.

Outdoor Events

Bay Harbor Lake Marina, will host the 12th annual In-Water Boat Show, June 13-15. The show will feature in-water displays from personal water crafts to luxury motor yachts and more. Live entertainment, Kids Corner and more on Sat from 1-4 pm. Show hours are: Fri, Noon to 8 pm; Sat 10 to 8 pm; Sun 10-3. Admission to the show is free. For more info contact Bay Harbor Lake Marina 231-439-2544.

Kids' Paddle Camp, will be offered by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs every week this summer! Big fun and paddling skills in a positive learning environment for 9-12 year olds. 4-day sessions (Monday-Thursday) run weekly starting June 23 through August 14 from 9:30 am-noon. Register for 1 or more sessions. Fee includes instruction and all paddling equipment. Reduced rate for Harbor Springs students available Sessions 1 and 7. To register and for more info: www.outfitterharborsprings.com, or call 231-526-2621.

Paddleboard and Kayak Demo Day, will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Saturday, June 28. A great chance to try before you buy: test-paddle top brands on the water with Outfitter staff and company reps onsite to help you find the right fit. Free of charge. Drop in anytime from 10:00 am-4:00 pm at Josephine Ford Park boat launch on Bay St in Harbor Springs. For more info: call 526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharborsprings.com.

Running Injury Clinic

A Running Injury Clinic will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs, and conducted by medical professionals from Harborside Spine and Sports Center and Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center on Tuesday, June 24. Schedule your free, 1-on-1 assessment including medical/musculoskeletal screening and functional strength/flexibility screening, and video gait analysis. If needed, an on-site diagnostic ultrasound will be conducted. For runners of all ages and abilities with nagging injuries or who want to run more efficiently. Registration for this free clinic is required; participants will be scheduled every 10 minutes from 6:30-8:00 pm. To register, call The Outfitter at 231-526=2621 or email info@outfitterharborsprings.com.


12th annual Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) Walk With Us to Cure Lupus fundraiser will take place Sat, June 14, rain or shine with 100% of the proceeds going to support medical research to prevent, treat and cure lupus, an autoimmune disease which affects predominantly young women.Registration begins at 9 am, Walk begins at 10 am at Bayfront Park, Petoskey . For more information (866) WALK-ALR, LupusWalkPetoskey.org Amy Gillard, (231) 347-4775

Trail Run Series, is hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs every Wednesday night starting June 18 through August 23. For runners of all ages and abilities, this 9-run series is a great chance to explore local trails, meet other runners, and run a 3-5 mile marked route at your own pace. Register for all 9 and get a free tech-t or drop-in for any runs that fit your schedule. Pre-registration requested. To register or for more info: call The Outfitter at (231) 526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharborsprings.com.

Little Traverse Half Marathon and 10K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This point-to-point course along the woods and shoreline of Little Traverse Bay is flat and fast offering a diverse route with incredible views of Lake Michigan. The half marathon starts in the Village of Bay Harbor and the 10k starts in Petoskey State Park with both races finishing at the waterfront in Harbor Springs. Post race food and festivities done in small-town style and a free Kids Run, to follow. Calling all energetic volunteers! We need your help at the start line, on the course and at the finish line. To volunteer, register, or for more info visit www.runlittletraverse.com email runlittletraverse@gamil.com or call The Outfitter of Harbor Springs at 231-526-2621.

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. 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


Harbor Springs Library, Summer Library Hours are: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10 am-5 pm; Wed 10-8; Saturday 9-1. Closed Sunday. 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 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, Summer Early Literacy Programs, for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their parents sign up period is being held through Sat, June 14 in the Children's Room of the library during regular library hours. Parents may sign their children up at any time during the program but it is most helpful to staff if most are signed up during the first two weeks. Questions about this and other youth programs may be answered by phoing youth services staff at the library 758-3113 or by visiting the web site at www.petoskeylibrary.org. 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. Friends of the

Petoskey Public Library annual Book Drive, Sat, June 14 from 11-3 in front of the library. Located at 500 E. Mitchell. drive up and books will be taken from your car. No textbooks, encyclopedias, or books in poor condition. Books will be sold at Friends book sale July 24-25.

Byte-Sized Tech: Pinterest Class, Petoskey District Library, Lower Level Classroom, Thursday, June 26 1:30-2:30 pm. If you have a Pinterest account and want to get pinning please call the Petoskey District Library @ 231-758-3111 to sign up for this free class. Please bring your own device.

Hobbies in the Lobby, Friday, June 13, 1 pm. Learn about planning the perfect summer party. Join Angela Bishop, Taylor Rental owner and event rental professional, as she shares her expertise with the public. She will show you how to set a table, create place cards and fold napkins. Take part in a table dressing competition, light refreshments in the Petoskey District Library outdoor labyrinth. This is a free event, open to the public. For more info call 231-758-3100

Alanson Public Library, Intermediate Computer Class, being offered: Tuesday, June 24, 6-7 pm, Learn how to do simple Internet searches and start exploring the World Wide Web! Register by Friday, June 20 - 231-548-5465. Class size limited, must be resident of AAPL service area. Summer Library hours are Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thur 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri noon-5 p.m.; Sat 1:00-5 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

The Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"on Wednesday, June 11 and Friday June 13 at 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie building (451 E. Mitchell St, next to the Arts Center). .Donations are appreciated.

Friendship Centers

Free Hearing tests will be offered, for persons 55 and older at the Harbor Springs Friendship Center on Wed, June 18, beginning at 1 pm. An audiologist from Petoskey Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists will be conducting the tests. There is no charge for this service. Appointments are necessary by calling the Harbor Springs Friendship Center at 231-526-6061.

The Village of Hillside, 311 W Main St in Harbor Springs, is pleased to announce the formation of a Low Vision Support Group. Anyone in the community 60 or over with an eye/vision problem is invited to join us. We will be meeting at 2 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held in building D, located at the back of the village campus. Many vision aids are available from the Michigan Commission for the Blind. Share and receive information helpful in your daily life. Please call our office at 231-526-7108 with any questions.

Hillside/Friendship Center Renewal Informational Coffee will be held at the Friendship Center, Hillside Apartments, Building C, 311 West Main Street as follows: Tuesday, June 17: 10-11 am or 5-6 p.m. Open to the public; all are encouraged to attend. the informational session.

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.

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.


Prescription and Over-the-Counter (POD) Drop-Off day will be held Tuesday, April 22 from 7 am-4 pm at McLaren Northern Michigan, Petoskey Campus (Hospital Circle Driveway-Entrance off Mitchell St across from Johan's Bakery). This is an opportunity for residents to safely dispose of their unwanted and unused pharmaceuticals for free. These POD Collection events will be scheduled throughout 2014 at various locations.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

Support Groups

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.

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