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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 an evening filled with music and fun.

Free Carriage Rides

Friday night is Free Horse Carriage Rides, leaving from the Harbor IGA, 6 pm to 8:30 pm, compliments of Harbor IGA, InkSpot/Copy Plus and Brek-n-Ridge Farm. Bring the family and enjoy a ride around the "Uptown" area.

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

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.

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. New Vendors welcome. For more information call 231-526-5226, ask for Jan..

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, through color season. Travel through the tunnel of trees to Good Hart to the market which features local produce, artists and artisans, and much more. . For more info or directions, visit goodhartstore.com.or call 231-526-7661

Crooked Tree

Arts Center

Coffee@ Ten Lecture Series, continues on Tuesday, August 19 with Oren Goldenberg, Filmmaker and 2013 Visual Arts Kresge Fellow. Goldenberg is a video artist living and working in Detroit's Cass Corridor. 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, Exhibit: Junkyard Dog & Other Beasts, Sculptures by Doug Melvin, Ongoing. Ongoing exhibit: Clay and Glass from the Earth to the Garden, Lynn Dinning and Gene Reck Drop In/Open Studio Workshops Mon, Tues, Wed, August. Three Pines is located at 5959 West Levering Rd, Cross Village. Open 11 am-7 pm daily. 231-526-9447


The Charlevoix Public Library, continues the SummerFolk Concert Series with Dave Boutette as featured performer on Monday, Aug 25, 6:30 pm. Blending many schools of American roots and popular music including folk, blues, swing, and old time country, his songs testify to the power of true love, rebirth, snow plows, and migrating fish..SummerFolk celebrates local folk artists with an evening of music. Featured performer kicks of the evening with a 45 minute concert, followed by an open mic session which begins at 6 pm and is limited to 5 performers. Sandy Blumenfeld & Sour Mash will round out the SummerFolk series on Sept 29. For more info about the Folk Concert Series, talk to Dwain at the library, 231-547-2652.

Narnia auditions

The C.S. Lewis Festival is hosting auditions for this year's "Narnia: The Musical",on Wed and Thurs, Aug 20-21 from 5:30-7:30 in the music room of St. Francis Xavier School in Petoskey. Auditions are open to kindergarten through 12th grade students and are made available to all Northern Michigan residents. Choose one of the two days to attend, dress comfortably for the audition, and plan on staying the full two hours. "Narnia: The Musical" is sponsored by the C.S. Lewis Festival and is a part of its month-long celebration. Julie Laur, a music specialist for the Public Schools of Petoskey, will be the director; Karen Mazzoline will be a mentor and consultant. This year's production will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct 25, and 2 pm Sunday, Oct 26, at John M. Hall Auditorium in Bay View. For more information, contact Mazzoline at nmyouth@yahoo.com or (231) 838-6320.

North Central

Michigan College

North Central Michigan College, announces that the hours of operation for the Student and Community Resource Center in August will be Monday-Thursday, 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., and Friday from 6:30 am until noon. The SCRC will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays in August. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September2.

North Central Michigan College's, nursing and allied health faculty will hold monthly information sessions on Thursdays starting in September 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 unless otherwise noted. The sessions will be held on Thursdays: Sept 25, Oct 23 at the University Center at Gaylord, Rm U-105; Nov 20, Jan 22, 2015, Feb 19, March 19, and April 23.. Anyone planning to apply for the nursing or allied health program is strongly encouraged to attend this informational session. The information on prerequisites will be particularly important for those applying for the fall 2015 program.

Emmet County

Sportsmen's Club

The Emmet County Sportsmen's Club, Northern Michigan's Premier Shot gunning facility announces the opening of its state of the art Sporting Clays Course. Skeet, Trap, 5 Stand & Crazy Quail continue to be offered. Open to the public for shooting Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 to 4:30, and other times by appointment. Individuals and groups are welcome. Instruction available for the novice shooter. Ladies shoot and activities - Thursdays at noon (contact Maggie (616-304-9430) Special rates for youth. Located North of Harbor Springs on Robinson Rd between State and 119. Visit our website for more details and contact information at www.emmetcountysportsmensclub.com or Like us on Facebook at Emmet County Sportsmen's Club.


Crooked Tree Arts Center's School of Ballet, will present "Evening of Dance" at Bay View's John M. Hall Auditorium on Wednesday, August 20 at 7:30 pm. The event is a fundraiser for the CTAC's Dance Scholarship Fund. CTAC School of Ballet pre-professional dancers will reunite after their various summer intensive experiences to perform choreography by multiple choreographers. Money raised from the performance will enable CTAC School of Ballet students to train across the country next year. Tickets cost $5 for students, $20 for adults, and $50 for reserved seating. For more info, contact 231-347-4337 or visit www.crookedtree.org. CTAC is located at 461 E Mitchell St in downtown Petoskey.

15th Annual Howl at the Moon, sponsored by Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, will take place Thursday, August 21 from 6-9 pm at the Harbor Springs Airport.The night kicks off at 6 pm with champagne upon arrival and local specialties served by area restaurants. In addition, there will be an open bar and music by Jeff Pagel. There will be a silent auction, live auction with Jim Miller as auctioneer. raffle tickets for a Sip & Soar Through Napa Valley excursion will be available. Tickets only $100 and can be purchased in advance Only 100 tickets will be sold. This is LTBHS's largest fundraiser and proceeds provide warm shelter, nutritious food and veterinary care to all the homeless animals in their care. Howl at the Moon tickets are $125 if purchased on or before August 8 and $200 if purchased after August 8. For more info or to purchase tickets, go to www.ltbhs.com or contact Teresa Chaney at 231-347-2396

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

Located at the waterfront in downtown Petoskey. For information on events, call Executive Director at 231-347-2620 or info@petoskeymusuem.org. The museum is open Monday-Saturday between 10:00-4:00 and admission is $3 for non-members.

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

The Harbor Springs History Museum's temporary exhibit, A Shadow Over the Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon, is on display through May 2015. 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.

Harbor Springs Historical Society's public tour of the privately owned Little Traverse Lighthouse, to be held Saturday, October 4, has a limited number of reservations still available. The tour will include a bus ride to the lighthouse property at the tip of Harbor Point and a 45-minute tour led by experienced and friendly docents. There will also be time to explore the grounds of the lighthouse and its many points of interest. Tours run in half-hour increments throughout the day on Saturday, Oct 4 and tickets are $30 per person; tickets are non-refundable. All proceeds from the tour support the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society's mission and programs. On Friday, Oct 3, the Historical Society will host Terry Pepper, director of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association, at 7:15 pm for a special presentation entitled "A Jewel in the Sand." The talk will be held at the Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E Main St, with a wine and cheese reception prior to the talk. A limited number of tickets for Pepper's talk are being sold in combination with the lighthouse tour tickets for $45 per person.As space is limited, reservations for the talk alone are not being accepted at this time. Don't miss this special tour of the Little Traverse Lighthouse. Call the Historical Society to make your reservations at (231) 526-9771.


Redpath Memorial Church, in Cross Village, on Sunday August 24: Chaplin Moran-Cross will be coming to the Pulpit at Redpath Memorial Church and giving a message. Following the service, coffee and treats will be at the Good Hart home of Pat and Jim Clarke. The Bells will Toll and service begins at 9:30 am.

Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, 343 E Main St,: will have Sunday Service/Sunday School at 11:00 am, August 24. The United Methodist Church of Alanson will have their Sunday August 24 Worship Service at 9 am with Sunday School following the service at 10 am.

Stutsmanville Chapel, Aug 22-24 is the annual church camping trip at Camp Petosega. Individuals are to reserve their own campsites. Saturday evening a potluck will be held at 6 pm at Camp Petosega followed by a Baptism service at 7 pm. Sunday morning a worship service will be held at Camp Petosega at 10 am, and our regular worship service will be held here at Stuts at 10:30 am. Children's Sunday School will not be held during the month of August- Labor Day. . Starting Sept 7 we will begin having 2 services - onoe at 9:30 am and another at 11 am. Adult and children's Sunday School will be held during both services.

First Presbyterian Church, On Sunday, August 24 Worship Services are held both 8:00 and 10:00 am 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.

Holy Childhood of Jesus Church in Harbor Springs, hosts free sessions to share the truths of the Catholic faith. Are you interested in what Catholics really believe? If you are not Catholic, we invite you to build your faith and learn what we believe in an open and welcoming environment. All questions are welcome. For more information call Denise Sinke for more information at 231-2017, ext. 11.

Youth Programs

The First Tee of Northern Michigan: Youth ages seven to 17 are invited to attend The First Tee of Northern Michigan's day camp program. This week-long camp will take place at Boyne Highlands August 25-29. Participants may choose a morning session from 9 am-noon or an afternoon session from 1-4 pm. All abilities of golfers are encouraged to attend. Instruction will be offered by PGA professional and First Tee Program Director, John Myers, with assistance from other trained staff. Registration is being accepted at www.thefirstteenorthernmichigan.org or by calling 231-526-3168.

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 pm. The club is non-denominational and all teens are welcome. For more information call 526-2017, ext 22.

Outdoor Events

Trail Run Series, is hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs this Wednesday, August 20 at 6:00 pm. For runners of all ages and abilities, this is a great chance to explore local trails, meet other runners, and run a 3-5 mile marked route at your own pace. Free schwag! Come to our funal run of the summer at Nub's Nob; meet at the ticket booth near the green lift. Registration requested. To register and for more info: call The Outfitter at (231) 526-2621 or visit


Paddleboard Pilates, will be 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.


Labor Day 5k Run/Walk will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Monday, September 1 at 8:00 am. For runners/walkers of all ages and abilities, this is a no-fuss-all-fun 5k that is hand-timed with no t-shirts or medals. 100% of entry fees go to Harbor Springs Area Food Pantry, suggested donation of $10 per participant with larger donations greatly appreciated. Strollers are welcome, but please no dogs. 8:00 am start near the bubbler in Zorn Park on Bay Street. A fun tradition to end summer with family and friends! To register, www.outfitterharborsprings.com or at The Outfitter, 153 E. Main Street. Day-of registration at Zorn Park from 7:30-7:45 am.

Little Traverse Half Marathon and 10K Run/Walk, will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This unique 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 (USATF certified) starts in the Village of Bay Harbor, and the 10k starts in Petoskey State Park where it joins the Half Marathon route with both races finishing at the waterfront in Harbor Springs. Add great volunteer support, a free Kids' Run, and a finish line done in small-town style for a "must do" running experience in northern Michigan! Limit 500. Proceeds benefit Top of MI Trails Council and Petoskey State Park's "Step Up for Baldy". 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 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 @ The Carnegie Speaker Series on Monday, August 25 at 7:00 pm will feature Michael Cromley, a member of the Timber Wolf Alliance speaker group and is a member of International Wolves out of Minnesota. Cromley will present his program on "Wolves of Northern Michigan and around the world. Some of the topics to be discussed include then the last wolf left the Michigan area over 70 years ago; trying to introduce a pack back into Michigan; the migration into the Upper and Lower Peninsulas; the wolf hunt of 2013 and what is happening in 2014; how to tell a wolf sighting and/or track; what is in the future and how we can help. The event is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call the Library at 231-758-3100.

Beginning Facebook Class, hosted by the Petoskey Public Library, will take place on Thursday, Aug 28 from 2:00-3:00 pm in the lower level classroom of the Library. The class will walk you through creating a Facebook account and how to connect with loved ones and friends. To be prepared for this class, please bring your own tablet or laptop and any passwords or cords you may need. 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 PDL 231-758-3100 to sign up or just drop in.

Alanson Public Library: will present a talk "Follow the North Country Trail" on Wed, Aug 20 at 7 pm at the Library. Stretching 4600 miles from North Dakota to New York, the North Country Trail is the longest National Scenic Trail, and passes through our area. Join NCT Volunteer and AAPL Trustee Anne Billiard as she talks about the trail's history and highlights. No registration needed. The AAPL offering 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. Registration required, at the Library or by calling (231) 548-5465. 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)

Petoskey Film Theater

The Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the French comedy "My Best Friend" on Friday, Aug 22 (no Wed showing this week) at 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie building (451 E. Mitchell St, next to the Arts Center). .Donations are appreciated.

Village of HillsideThe 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.

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.

Friendship Centers of Emmet County,

Friendship Centers of Emmet County (Council on Aging) will offer one-hour computer assistance sessions on Fridays, at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 pm. These one-on-one sessions are available to adults age 60 and over who have questions about their laptop, tablet or smartphone. The registration fee for each session is $5.00 and must be paid in advance at the Petoskey Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Rd. Stop by to register, or call to pay by credit card: (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.

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

Community Resources

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 has purchased a document shredder which will be open, for appointment only: August 20, August 25, September 6 and September 13 at the drop-off Center, 7363 Pleasantview Rd, Harbor Springs. The cost is $5 for a copy paper box or equivalent and $7 for a legal/file box or equivalent. Call 231-348-0640 to schedule an appointment.

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.

Prescription and Over-the-Counter (POD) Drop-offResidents can safely dispose of their unwanted and unused pharmaceuticals for free at one of the POD collection boxes. They are located at the Harbor Springs Police Department and the Emmet County Sheriff's Office on M-119. For more POD locations and other information visit PillsinthePOD.com.

Volunteer Opportunities

Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity recently kicked off the framing of their 35th Habitat Home and are seeking volunteer support for the upcoming weeks. Volunteers are the key to unlocking the dream of home ownership for deserving families and Habitat is seeking your help to complete this build. Skilled and unskilled volunteers are welcome to join. Habitat also needs individuals or organizations who are able to donate lunches for the volunteers.. Volunteers need to register for specific volunteer opportunities by calling Mandy at 231-348-6926. You can also learn more by visiting www.northwestmihabitat.org/volunteer.

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 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 are 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.

First Community Bank - Sept. 2014

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