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About Town...Area Event Listings

Street Musique

Thursday evenings, all summer from 7-9 pm. The streets of downtown Harbor Springs will be filled with many different styles of music offered block to block, Music can be enjoyed while eating ice cream with the kids or just strolling on a nice summer evening walk. Also children's activities from magic shows and balloon animals to face painting and sidewalk chalk will be going on. Bring the family downtown Harbor Springs on Thursdays, 7-9 pm for and evening filled with music and fun.

Movies in the Park Tuesday Nights

Movies in the Park return, Tuesday nights - each movie begins at dusk (weather permitting) Popcorn and drinks are offered with a donation. The movies are shown on the waterfront, next to the City Marina. Free admissions. Bring beach chairs, blankets and the whole family.

The Harbor Springs Sk8 Park

There are many fun activities planned for the Park this summer, Friday Nights, through 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. Monday Nights, thru Aug 25, 6-10 pm Drop-In Pickle Ball for players looking for some friendly competition; Tues Nights thru 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, 9-10 am, Downtown Harbor Springs Zorn Park Beach. On the grass, bring mat or towel. This is a gentle slow flow yoga class, beginners welcome, young to old. Cost: $8. Classes begin June 25. For more information contact Carrie Wiggins 231-881-6400.

Farmers Markets

Harbor Springs Farmers Market, 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.

Cross Village General Store, holds a weekly farmers market on Sundays from 9-1 at their location on the corner of Levering Rd and State Rd. For more information call 231-526-5226.

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

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.or call 231-526-7661

Petoskey Rocks!

Friday, July 18, Stroll the stores for an art night featuring Art in the Park and other local artists starting at 6 pm, Concert in the Park, the 126 Army Band - Governor's Own; free carriage rides through downtown, Discover Downtown's most haunted buildings on the Ghost Walk at 8:30. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling 231-348-0388. End with the Movie in the Park at Dark, For more event details, please visit www.petoskeydowntown.com.

Crooked Tree

Arts Center

Summer Friends Lecture Series, presented by the Crooked Tree Arts Center, at the Harbor Springs Library, begins Tuesday, July 22 with Molly Kircher & Rebecca Clark: Trybe. Refreshments at 4:00 pm, Lecture at 4:30. Limited Seating, tickets $15/Lecture. www.crookedtree.or or 231-347-4337 to reserve your place. The lecture series continues on Tuesdays, July 29 with Maureen Abood, "A Taste of the Lebanese Table", Aug 5, Aug 12 and Aug 19.

Coffee@ Ten Lecture Series, continues on Tuesday, July 22, Lecture with Patrick Wise, Artist and Educator. Wise works with both Detroit Institute of Arts and Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Arts Education. The Coffee @ Ten Series for summer of 2014 is based upon Detroit @ CTAC, arts program and events inspired by Detroit. Coffee @ Ten is free and open to the public.The CTAC is located at 461 E. Mitchell, downtown Petoskey. For more information call 231-347-4337 or visit www.crookedtree.org.


At Three Pines Studio, New Exhibit: Junkyard Dog & Other Beasts, Sculptures by Doug Melvin, July 19, Ongoing. Opening Reception Sat, July 19 2-7 pm : Ongoing exhibit: Clay and Glass from the Earth to the Garden, Lynn Dinning and Gene Reck Drop In/Open Studio Workshops Mon, Tues, Wed, July and August. Three Pines is located at 5959 West Levering Rd, Cross Village. Open 11 am-7 pm daily. 231-526-9447

Summer Festivals/Special Events

Shay Days 2014, Friday and Saturday, July 18-19 - The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society will celebrate the life and work of Harbor Springs resident Ephraim Shay during Shay Days 2014. This year's events will also commemorate the 175th Anniversary of Ephraim Shay's birth! Shay Days will be held Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, from 10 am to 3 pm. This family friendly two-day event features live steam model trains in Shay Park, electric trains in the Shay Hexagon House, tours of the Shay Hexagon Hours, walking tours, and more. Shay Days activities will take place at Shay Park (the green space at Main and Judd Streets), the Shay Hexagon House and the Harbor Springs History Museum. Admission for Shay Days is free for children and Historical Society members, and $5 for adults. Your souvenir ticket is good for both days of the events. For more information about the event please call the Historical Society at (231) 526-9771 or visit www.HarborSpringsHistory.org

The Readmond, Friendship, Cross Village (RFC) Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad host its annual fundraising event, the RFC Mini Fair on Sunday, July 20, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Fire Hall grounds on Robinson Rd,12 miles north of Harbor Springs via State Rd or M-119. Admission to the fair and all fair events is free. Proceeds from sales at the fair will benefit the RFC Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad training and equipment needs. The event features an art fair, silent auction, free children's activities, food, entertainment, raffles and much more.Find additional information and updates on Facebook at RFC Mini Fair-Good Hart.


Voices Without Borders Festival, featuring The Children of the World in Harmony, will present several public programs throughout the area: Wed, July 16, Noon-2:30 pm Concerts in Pennsylvania Park, downtown Petoskey, free; Thur, July 17, 7 pm, Concert at Cross in The Woods, Indian River, free; Friday, July 18, 7 pm Festival Gala Concert at Hall Auditorium, Bay View, ticketed event; Sat, July 19 7 pm VWB International Festival Choir Concert, Charlevoix HS, ticketed event. For ticket info visit www.vwbchoir.com

"Tuesdays in Bellaire," (Music Downtown). 126 Army Band will be performing on Tuesday, July 22 from 6-8 pm at corner of Bridge & Broad St. The performance will feature military marches, poular music, country western, smooth jazz and patriotic classics. Join the band in honoring our Veterans. Admission is free.

2014 Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park, each Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at noon, and some Friday evenings at 7 pm at Pennsylvania Park at the Gazebo in downtown Petoskey. In cases of inclement weather, concerts will be performed one block east in the Crooked Tree Arts Center Theater inside the CTAC, 461 E. Mitchell St. Find a full list of performances at crookedtree.org.

North Central

Michigan College

North Central Michigan College and McLean & Eakin Booksellers, invite the public to a special Lecture Series presentation and book-signing with author Hampton Sides. The event will be held on Friday, August 15 from 4-6 pm in the Library Conference Center in Petoskey. This is a free event, but an RSVP is required. Email Bess at bess@mcleanandeakin.com ore call 231-347-1180.

North Central Michigan College's, nursing and allied health faculty will hold an information session on Wednesday, August 6 at 4 pm to explain the process for admission into the college's highly competitive nursing and allied health career program. The session 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.


Rummage Sale for Water Recreation Lovers, hosted by Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, 6th Annual "Whale of a Sale" Saturday, July 19 from 8 am to 2 pm with proceeds benefitting the Watershed Council's programming. A live auction for donated boats will begin promptly at noon. Sale items include kayaks, boats, boating accessories and hardware, fishing gear, life vests, rafts and much more. The sale takes place rain or shine at the Irish Boat Shop storage building located behind Meyer Ace Hardware in Fairview Square on State Road, Harbor Springs. No early sales. For more info please call (231)347-1181 or visit www.watershedcouncil.org/events.

McGulpin Point


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.

Little Traverse

Historical Museum

Little Traverse Bay Past and Present, is the LT Historical Museum's summer 2014 special exhibit. This exhibit documents the tourist economy's development and also serves as a snapshot of the region today. Included are the cities of Petoskey and Harbor Springs and the resort associations of Bay View and Wequetonsing. The museum is open Monday-Saturday between 10:00-4:00 and admission is $3 for non-members. It is located at Petoskey's Bayfront Park. For more information on this program and the exhibit contact Michael Federspiel, Executive Director 231-347-2620 or info@petoskeymuseum.org.

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 Springs Area Historical Society &

Harbor Springs

History Museum

Harbor History Talk - A Sad Fate: The Passenger Pigeon in Michigan, Thursday, July 17, 5:30-7:00 pm Join Kyle Bagnall of the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, Michigan as he shares records from early explorers, missionaries and traders to tell this tragic story. Bagnall's multimedia presentation features historic lithographs, paintings and photographs and is a great complement to the Harbor Springs History Museum's temporary exhibit, A Shadow Over the Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon, on display through May 2015. Admission to this History Talk is $5 per person and free for HSAHS members. Reservations are strongly encouraged as our summer Harbor History Talks often sell out. Reservations can be made by calling the Historical Society at (231) 526-9771. The talk begins at 5:30 pm in the second floor Anton Library of the Harbor Springs History Museum at 349 E. Main St. Before the talk, enjoy a wine and cheese reception and explore our temporary exhibit.

The Harbor Springs History Museum, located at 349 E. Main St, is open year round. For more information about the Historical Society and our upcoming events, please visit un online at HarborSpringsHistory.org or call (231) 526-9771.


Redpath Memorial Church, in Cross Village, Rachel Zolinski, a senior at Hillsdale College, is returning to Redpath as our speaker Sunday, July 20. Our service begins at 9:30. In lieu of coffee, we are encouraging everyone to attend the Good Hart Mini Fair which supports the RFC Fire and Rescue and begins at 10 am.

Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, 343 E Main St,: will have their Sunday Service and Sunday School at 11:00 am, July 20.

The United Methodist Church of Alanson, will have their Sunday July 20 Worship Service at 9 am with Sunday School following the service at 10 am.

Stutsmanville Chapel, Week Ending Sunday July 20 ::Sunday mornings start with Children's Sunday School from 9:15 - 10:15 Pastor Daniel Vandock will continue the sermon series, "Following" from Deut. 6: Our Morning Worship Service is at 10:30 Nursery for 1-3 yr olds is provided during both services. www.stutsmanvillechapel.org.

First Presbyterian Church, On Sunday, July 20 The Reverend Pat Megregian will preach at both the 8:00 and 10:00 am worship services. At the later service the Summer Choir (meets to rehearse at 9:00 - all singers are welcome) will sing and an instrumental soloist from the Bay View Music Festival will play for the offertory. 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. 526-7332.


The Northern Michigan Panhellenic Association, will meet Wednesday, July 23, for luncheon at noon at the Terrace Inn in Bay View. Sue Trevarrow and Beverly Ragland are hostesses and will present a program on Sororities - Then and Now. All sorority women are invited to attend. Reservations can be made at the Bay View Post Office or call 348-3350 by noon on Monday, July 21.

Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS), is hosting the following events: On Wednesdays in July (16, 23) PRAS offers Birding for Beginners Walks from noon to 1 pm at the Petoskey Bayfront Park. Walks will be led by PRAS members Cynthia Donahey & Tracy Datlen. Participants will meet at the park's eastern-most parking area and will take a guided walk on sidewalks to observe birds along the Petoskey waterfront. Participants can attend any or all the walks. Families are welcome, No smoking nor pets on these walks. For more info contact Tracy at tadatl@live.com.

Youth Programs

Kids' Paddle Camp, 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 through August 14 from 9:30 am-noon. Register for 1 or more sessions. Fee includes instruction and all paddling equipment. To register and for more info: www.outfitterharborsprings.com, or call 231-526-2621.

The First Tee of Northern Michigan, golf and life skills program is accepting registration for the following: 5-Day Camp, July 21-25, 1-4 pm. Month-long programs, Summer Session 2 starting July 28; Girls Golf, Tues/Thurs all summer from 5:30-7 pm. The First Tee is open to all youth ages 5 to 17 and offers a variety of program opportunities. For more information, call 231-526-3168. To register, visit www.thefirstteenorthernmichigan.org.

Teen Club 150, is located in the newly renovated Holy Childhood of Jesus Youth Room (use the 3rd St Church entrance and turn right - look for the stairs to the basement).Summer hours for Club 150: 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.

Outdoor Events

Bluestem Farm Hayride & Potluck, Sun, July 20 at 6 pm;; Breathe Owl Breathe concert 7:30. Families welcome. Come early and get a close-up look at the animals, vegetable gardens, woods and fields. For the first part of the evening bring a dish to share and your place-settings. Potluck and hayride are free. Concert is $15 at the door, $10 in advance. Rain or shine, but there is a big barn for cover if the weather is not good.Event parking is on the north side of M-32 on Adams Road. ( 4218 M32 (at the Adams Road intersection) No dogs or alcohol.

Trail Run Series, is hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs every Wednesday night at 6:00 pm through August 20. 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. Come to any and all runs that fit your schedule; registration requested. This week's run on Wednesday, July 16 is at Nub's Nob on the upper red loop. To register or for more info: call The Outfitter at (231) 526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharborsprings.com.

Paddleboard Pilates, is hosted every Friday morning by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs and instructed by Lynn Descamp of Pilates Midwest. Bring your full-body workout to a new level on Little Traverse Bay! Come to any or all weeks that fit your schedule, from 7:30-9:00 am. Meet at Jo Ford Park on Bay St. in Harbor Springs. Fee is $15 if you bring your own SUP or $30 with a SUP rental from The Outfitter. Registration required: email Lynn at balancedbodybylynn@mac.com or call (231)330-1376. To rent a SUP, call The Outfitter at (231)526-2621.


Little Traverse Half Marathon and 10K Run/Walk, will be on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This point-to-point course around 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. Limit 500. 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, Events: Community Stitch meets Tuesdays at 12:30; Children's Story Time, Wednesdays at 10:30 am; All are welcome . If you need more information, call the Library, 526-2531. 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, Questions about youth programs may be answered by phoning youth services staff at the library 758-3113 or by visiting the web site at www.petoskeylibrary.org.. Regular Library hours are: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri, Sat, Sun: Noon-5 p.m. Library is located in downtown Petoskey, 500 E Mitchell St. 231-758-3100.

Friends of the Petoskey Library Used Book Sale, will be held July 24-25 from 10 am to 4 pm. On Wednesday, July 23, members of the Friends are invited to a pre-sale from 4-6:30 pm. Membership can be purchased the day of the pre-sale. All proceeds benefit the Petoskey Public Library.

Alanson Public Library, will present an Introduction to Ancestry.com class on Sat, Aug 23, 10 am-1 pm at the Alanson Area Public Library. Be introduced to the extensive reference information available on genealogy's premier website. No Charge. Must be AAPL Cardholder or District Resident. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required by Mon, Aug 18 at the Library or by calling (231) 548-5465. Tuesdays in July Summer reading Program, 10:30-11:30 am. Stories, songs and crafts for kids K-5! No registration but children must be accompanied by an adult. 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..

Bill Jamerson's Musical Tribute, to the "Dollar-a-Day Boys" will be presented at the Village Park in Alanson on Wednesday, July 30 at 7 pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy Bill's stories and songs about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Michigan during the Great Depression. As this "greatest generation" begins to fade into history, Bill pays homage to "Dollar-A-Day Boys" across the midwest. (Rain location LAMA /community Room)

Petoskey Film Theater

The Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the British romantic comedy period film "Hysteria" on Wednesday, July 16 and Fri, July 18 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 of Emmet County, 14th Annual Cash Raffle. Drawing to be held Friday, Sept 5, 2014 at Fairgrounds Community, Petoskey, MI. 1st prize: $10,000; 2nd Prize, $1,000; 3rd prize, $750. $2450 in additional cash prizes. Tickets are $150 each and admits two adults to the Cash Raffle Party. Only 250 tickets will be sold. Call (231)347-3211

Friendship Center

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.

Open House, Friendship Center of Harbor Springs will host open houses on Tuesdays, July 22, 29 from 10-11 am. Coffee and cookies! Learn more about the Renewal Project and visit with friends and neighbors. All are welcome!!

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 in Building D 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 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 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.



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. Thegroup 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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