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4/24/2013 8:00:00 AM
About Town: Area Event Listings

Spring Things

An Introductory Boating Safety Class - US Coast Guard Program, will be offered on Saturday, May 4 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm at North Central Michigan College, Room 536 Student Community Resource Center-Petoskey Campus. Taught by experienced instructors, this introductory boating class will give you the knowledge you need to obtain a boat license or safety certification. This 8-hour class covers types of boats, registrations, regulations and much more. Materials and certificates provided. Cost $20 includes all materials. Please register early. Class size is limited. Call 231-348-6705 for more information.

North Country Community Mental Health, is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Fun Walk for Autism Acceptance on Sat, April 27 at Veteran's Memorial Park in Boyne City.On-site registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the "Fun Walk" begins at 10:00 am (approximately a half mile). Registration fee is $10. All participants will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of many prizes. Must be present to win. For more information contact Rachel Olson at 989-731-6295 ex 3614 or rolson@norocmh.org.

Women in the Wild: Map and Compass, The Outfitter of Harbor Springs hosts a Women in the Wild Map and Compass Workshop on Wednesday, May 1 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm at the Offield Nature Preserve. Learn the basics of this essential backcountry skill through hands-on practice! Open to women of all ages who want to get outdoors, explore and gain skills together. No experience needed and fee is $10. Meet at the trailhead on Quick Rd in Harbor Springs. Pre-registration required: call 231-526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharborsprings.com

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Crooked Tree Arts Center presents Swirl, on Thursday, April 25 featuring a sampling of creative appetizers and fine wines from Galley Gourmet of Bay Harbor. Local pianist Howard Richards will perform in the galleries. Swirl is a monthly wine tasting with music and the most recent art exhibit on display. The galleries will be filled with artwork from area students in the Annual Youth Art Show. This is the only Swirl during the run of the Youth Art Show which opens Saturday, April 20 and closes Saturday, May 11. Doors open at 5:30 pm with food and music through 7:00. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 per person the day of the event, when available and may be purchased online at www.crookedtree.org or calling 231-347-4337. The Arts Center is located at 461 E. Mitchell St, downtown Petoskey.

North Central Michigan College

NCMC's student organization, Sustainable N.C.M.C will host the last in a series of community events during Earth Week, April 22-25, on the Petoskey Campus, on Thursday, April 25 with a Living Biosphere Community celebration beginning with a potluck dinner at 6 pm in the Library Conference Center. Speakers include Dr. Cameron Brunet-Koch, president of NCMC, and Renee Wasson Dillard, an artist and cultural/environmental advocate. For more information, contact Jack Slaggert at 231-838-5396


Sons of the American Legion, Harbor Springs Post 281 will host a breakfast from 9 am-noon at the Legion Hall on Sunday, April 28. Cost is $8.00, All are welcome. The Legion Hall is located in downtown Harbor Springs, corner of Third and State St.

Computer Classes

Friendship Centers of Emmet County (FCEC), Council on Aging have scheduled two computer classes, designed specifically for seniors, in the computer labs of the PHS media center. A beginner's class will meet from 4:15-5:45 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, April 29 and May 1, 6, 8, 13, and 15. An intermediate class will be held 6:00-7:30 pm on the same days. For more information and/or to register contact the FCEC at 231-347-3211 or toll-free (888) 347-0369.

Books and More

Harbor Springs Library, Community Stitch, an open knitting/crochet group that brings people together to work on projects that help others in our community. All levels and ages are welcome. The group meets at the Harbor Springs Library on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Call (231)526-2531 or visit www.harborspringslibrary.org for more information.

Spanish Speaking Group, for anyone interested in practicing their Spanish speaking and listening skills are welcome to join us at the Harbor Springs Library on Thursdays at 5:00pm. All abilities and ages are welcome to attend this informal conversation group. Call 526-2531 or visit www.harborspringslibrary.org for more information.

Film Screening, Movies will be shown at the library on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. "Les Miserables" will be shown on April 25. All movies are free and open to the public. Please visit our website www.harborspringslibrary.org for more information and future movie listings.

Alanson Area Public Library Story Hour, for Preschoolers: Thursdays, 10:30 am, Spring Session April 18-May 23. Stories, songs & Crafts. No registration required. Must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

Petoskey District Library

A variety of monthly and weekly programs for infants, children and teenagers is offered by the PDL during the 2013 Spring season.. Family Fun Nights will be held in the Carnegie Building from 6:30-8:30 on the third Tuesday of the month. Parent Child Lap Sits; Story Hours on Saturday - these programs are offered by Youth Service Staff; there will be two 5-week sessions of Babies and Books, and more. Call the Youth Services Dept at 758-3112 for more information on the many programs available. Library is open: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri, Sat, Sun: Noon-5 pm. Library is located in downtown Petoskey, 500 E Mitchell St. 231-758-3100. library@petoskeylibrary.org.


Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the film "A Royal Affair" on Wednesday, April 24 and Friday April 26 at 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old Library, 451 E. Mitchell St) For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at 758-3108,


Bay Harbor Equestrian Center, will host the 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Fundraiser on Saturday, May 4 from 4-7 pm, benefitting the Bay Harbor Foundation with proceeds designated to the Exceptional Rider Program of Northern Michigan. Enjoy food and beverages inside the barn. Watch the race on big screen TVs. Entry into the party is by donation which includes food and drinks throughout the event. A Silent Auction will offer some great items from many local businesses. Be sure to dress to the "nines" and wear your fanciest and fun derby hat as there will be prizes given for the most creative hats! If you are interested in donating to the Silent Auction for the event, contact the Bay harbor Equestrian Center 231-439-7100 or email lkeller@bayharbor.com.

Petoskey Bay View Country Club, will host a benefit dinner for the Little Traverse Youth Choir (LTYC), on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. It will feature great food, live entertainment by the LTYC, as well as a raffle and silent auction. The buffet-style meal will be prepared by Shane Brown, head chef at the Bay View Country Club and his wife Jean. Takeout will be available. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students.; no cost for children five and under.

Fancy Nancy Afternoon Tea, hosted by Stafford's Bay View Inn, will take place Sunday, April 28 beginning at 2 p.m., with live entertainment provided by the Little Traverse Youth Choir (LTYC). Brenda Bell and Kimberly Cerrudo, co-chairs of the choir's parent association announced the event which will help raise funds for the Choir's summer tour to Canada. In addition to tea, the event will offer an assortment of tasty finger sandwiches and small desserts, as well as chocolates. The event offers children and adults an occasion to dress and act with style in keeping with the Fancy Nancy children's picture book series by Jane O'Connor. The LTYC, directed by Jamie Platte, will sing a number of compositions. Cost is $7 per person.Tickets available at McLean & Eakin Booksellers in downtown Petoskey.

Music and Dance

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present the Cuban music group Tiempo Libre on Sat, April 20 at 8:00 pm in the Milliken Auditorium. The three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group is one of the hottest young Latin bands today.Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door, $22 for Museum Members, plus fees. Tickets may be puchased by calling the Museum Box office at 231-995-1553 or online at www.dennosmuseum.org .The Dennos Museum Center is located at 1402 College Dr., Traverse City, at the entrance to the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.


Zion Lutheran Church will hold their semi-annual Rummage Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27 in the church , 8:00-5 Friday and 8-noon Saturday in the church multi-purpose room. The church is located at 500 W Mitchell St, Petoskey. All are invited to come to the sale.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs: On Sunday, April 28 at the 10:00 am worship service the Reverend David Van Dam will preach. The Kirk Ringers hand bell ensemble, under the direction of music director Peter D. Sim, will provide all the special music for the service. The children of the church will do a special puppet presentation for the children's message. Teresa Crouse will serve as lay leader.. First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs hosts AA meetings at 7:00 p.m. Tuesdays, and at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Alanon meets take place on Mondays at 7:00 pm and Fridays at noon. For more information visit www.fpchs.org or call 526-7332. First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs is located at the corner of W. Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicap accessible..

Harbor Springs United Methodist Church will worship at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 28 with Pastor Mary A. Sweet. The Chancel Choir will sing under the directorship of Marion Kuebler.. Children's Sunday School is available for grades Pre-K through Middle School during the Worship service. A coffee and cookie fellowship will follow the service. Pastor-led Bible Study is on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Please visit umcharborsprings.com for more information,

The Harbor Light Chapel hosts Live Simulcast, with acclaimed bible teacher Priscilla Shirer on Saturday, April 27 9:00 am-4:30 pm, doors open at 8:30 am.. The event utilizes live streaming video via the Internet from a host church to bring Shirer's teachings to life as she offers insights that touch the hearts of all women. Call Harbor Light Community Chapel 231-347-5001 for ticket information. The Chapel is at 8220 Clayton Rd, Harbor Springs.

Farmers Markets

Harbor Springs, Farmers Market, will hold the final indoor market for the season this Saturday, April 27, 9 am-1 pm, Downtown at 157 State Street. Stop by to pick up your greens, eggs, and much more. They will re

Boyne City Farmers Market, is being held in the Red Barn, Park St, next to the Boyne District Library, every Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Charlevoix's Farmers Market held every Thursday from 9 am-1 pm until the last Thursday in May. The market is located at the Charlevoix Public Library, Community Room.


The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society and History Museum has resumed our regular office hours: Tues-Fri, 9 am-5 pm. Our current temporary exhibit A Delightful Destination: Little Traverse Bay at the Turn of the Century has been extended and will remain on display here through May 4, 2013. For more information about the Historical Society and our upcoming events, please visit us online at www.HarborSpringsHistory.org.


McLaren Northern Michigan is hosting a free four-week program to help cancer survivors, face the challenges and changes cancer brings. "Cancer Survivorship and Wellness" offers education and support to cancer patients and their family members. The group sessions take place from 2-4 pm on Thursdays May 2, 9, 23 & 30 at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, 820 Arlington Ave in Petoskey. For more information, call Amy Junaeu 231-487-4015 or Rita Miller 231-487-4281. Space is limited. Register by calling (800) 248

Community Free Clinic, offers a walk-in clinic on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Sign-in and screening begin at 1 p.m. Sign-in is discontinued at 6:30 p.m. There is also a smaller appointment clinic on Monday afternoons (walk-ins welcome if the schedule allows) from 1-5 p.m. Photo ID, proof of residency, and verification of income are required. Call (231)487-3600 for more information.

Community Resources

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.

The Harbor Springs Library, Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 am-5 pm; Wednesday 10am-8pm, Saturday 9am-1pm; closed on Sundays and holidays.. 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.

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.

Harbor Springs Friendship Center, welcomes all senior citizens to Hillside Apartments Community Room C on West Main St. for a hot nutritious meal or to join in the fun activities. The center offers a coffee talk at 10-11:30 a.m. Mon., Tues, Wed., Fri. and exercise classes on Tues. and Thurs. The Friendship Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.. A hot meal is served at noon. For more information call (231)526-6061.


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

The WRC Safe Home is looking for an individual experienced in providing haircuts. The service would be provided to survivors of domestic abuse and their children staying at the Safe Home. Please contact the Safe Hom Coordinator for details at (231) 347-1572.

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.

Friendship Centers of Emmet County, (Council on Aging) and the organization's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) are presenting "Laptop Labs" for folks age 55 and over that need help with their laptop computers. Volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with lab users, helping them navigate the keyboard, manage email accounts, do internet searches, and master basic Microsoft Word concepts. If you have computer skills you'd like to share, please contact us! (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369, ext 29.


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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