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4/30/2013 4:47:00 PM
About Town: Area events and happenings

Spring Things

Petoskey Regional Audubon Society invites the public to join them on Sat, May 4 at 8 am for a free bird outing at one of northern Michigan's best birding spots with John Kafer, as we explore the water and woods for our feathered friends. Dingman Marsh is located approximately 3 miles east of the intersection of US 31 N and I-75 just south of Mackinaw City. Allow about 2 hours of easy walking and be prepared for mosquitoes. For more detailed directions or more info, contact John at 231-330-4079.

Emmet County Department of Public Works will host their first "Super Saturday" of special recycling and disposal events on Saturday, May 4. Two special recycling events and a free public, behind-the-scenes tour of the Recycling Facility will be offered on May 4. Latex paint recycling and document shredding will be available on-site from 9 am to noon.Cost is $5 per copy-paper size box or equivalent. The tour will run from 1 to 3 pm. No charge but tickets are required. Te reserve your tickets call 231-384-0640 or 3mail recycle@emmetcounty,org. The Drop-off Center is at 7363 Pleasantview Rd, Harbor Springs and is open 8 am to 4 pm weekdays, 8 am to 3 pm Saturdays.

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.

Raven Hill Discovery Center Spring Open House, will take place on Sunday, May 5 from noon to 4 pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Explore the hands-on museum, see the animals, enjoy new exhibits sample some special treats, investigate the outdoors. Raven Hill is located between East Jordan and Boyne City, just off C-48 at Pearsall Road. Call Cheri at 231-536-3369 for more information.

Crooked Tree Arts Center

CTAC will host their first Youth Arts Awards Night on Wed, May 1 at 7 pm. This celebration is part of the CTAC Youth Arts Festival which also includes the Youth Arts Show and Young Writers Expo. Many area students will be honored for their participation in the arts in a ceremony dedicated to area youth including distinguished dance students from the CTAC School of Ballet; Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra musicians who are continuing their music studies. The evening highlight will be the awarding of the first Crooked Tree Youth Arts Scholarships. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

North Central Michigan College

Two Luncheon Lectures, will be offered in May at NCMC. On Friday, May 3, Brian Goetz, math instructor at North Central, will talk about teaching math, He works with developmental students at the College and will explain the tools he uses to help students understand math concepts. On Friday, May 17, the Luncheon Lecture (rescheduled from the cancelled one on April 12) will feature the memories of Linda B. Henry, Lt. Col. (Ret.)an Air Force flight nurse who served three tours of duty in the Middle East. During her last deployment she was the Chief Nurse for flying operations in Iraq and the Horn of Africa. Luncheon are at noon in the Library conference room on the Petoskey campus. Cost for the event is $9 and includes lunch. Reservations are preferred. Call 231-348-6600 to reserve your place at the table. Lunch begins at 11:30 a,m,.


Harbor Springs High School National Honor Society will host a Family Fun Run, (1 or 2 mile loop options) on Saturday, May 18, 10:00 am at Reynolds Field (Harbor Springs track). This is a fundraiser to help raise money for Bulbulir Basa Orphanage in Kolkata, India. Pre-registration is appreciated. Forms available at www.harborps.org or HSHS office. On-site registration/Check-in at 9:00 am. Entrance fee by donation ($5 minimum). Only two rules: Wear white; be prepared to be blasted with color. Questions: Contact Anne Payne or Chad Broughman 526-4800.

The Kiwanis Club of Harbor Springs is holding its "Breakfast to Supper", on Saturday, May 18, serving from 4:30 to 7:30 pm at the Holy Childhood Parish Hall. Menu is omelettes, eggs, sausage, pancakes & Belgian Waffles, fruit, juice & coffee. Adults, $8; Children ages 5 or Kindergarten through age 11 years, $4; Pre-school & Younger, free.

Books and More

"Library Day", an historic Harbor Springs tradition dating back to 1900, will be celebrated with a community open house on Friday, May 17 from 4-6 pm. Light refreshments and entertainment will be provided. All in the community invited and encouragd to attend

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. On Thurs, May 16, "Life of P" will be shown. 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 runs through 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 "Silver Linings Playbook" on Wednesday, May 1 and Friday May 3 at 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old Library, 451 E. Mitchell St) Donations are appreciated. This movie stars Jennifer Lawrence who won an Academy Award for Best Actress. 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.

Music and Dance

Jack Williams will be in concert, at the Rhubarbary on Sat, May 4 at 7:30 pm. Door opens at 7:00 pm, show starts at 7:30, tickets $12. This will be a great show so come early and stay late to gab with Jack and his wife Judy! As always please feel free to bring a snack/dish to pass and a favorite imbibe. All invited!.

Northern Michigan Brass Band and Harbor Springs High School Band will be performing on Sunday, May 5 beginning at 3 pm at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center.Tickets $10/adults, no charge for students. All welcome!

John D. Lamb, singer-songwriter/acoustic guitar performer will be at Cava, 795 Front St, Bay Harbor on Friday, May 10, 8-11 pm 231-439-2282, and at Pierson's Grille & Spirits, Pedestrian Village of Boyne Mtn, Boyne Falls on Sat, May 11, 8-11 pm., 231-549-7270


Stutsmanville Chapel: Communion will be celebrated and Pastor Ed Warner will speak at the Sunday Morning Worship Service on May 5 at 10:30, Sunday School is held for children and adults 9:15-10:15. Nursery for 1-3 yr olds is provided during both hours & Children's Church is held during the sermon portion of the Worship service. Men's Support Groups meet Mon & Wed evenings at 6:30 at the church. The annual Fish Fry/Blessing of the Bikes will be held May 19 following the worship service, which all bikers are invited to as well. There is no cost but everyone is asked to bring a dish or two to pass.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs: On Sunday, May 5 Holy Communion will be celebrated by Reverend Jim Pollard at the 10:00 am worship service. The Chancel Choir will sing for the offertory. Annie Ossewaarde will deliver the children's message, after which they are invited to attend Sunday'S cool, an age appropriate learning experience held in the lower level of the church. Following the worship service, all are invited to coffee fellowship. Men Bible fellowsip meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. 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 celebrate worship and observe Holy Communion at 11 a.m. on Sunday,May 5 with Pastor Mary A. Sweet. Gertrude Fairbairn will be the guest organist and children's Sunday school will be offered during the worship hour.. A coffee fellowship will follow the service. The SPARK youth group will go swimming at the Harbor Springs community pool from 3 to 5:30. Please visit umcharborsprings.com for more information,


The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society and History Museum has resumed our regular office hours: Tues-Fri, 9 am-5 pm.The museum is now open Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am to 3 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 18, 2013. For more information about the Historical Society and our upcoming events, please visit us online at www.HarborSpringsHistory.org.


McLaren Northern Michigan will host a free Bariatric Surgery Seminar, in Petoskey on Monday, May 6 from 6-7 pm at the John and Marnie Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, 820 Arlington Ave, and on Tuesday, May 7 at the Charlevoix Public Library, 220 E Clinton St from 6-7 pm Because one size or procedure does not fit all patients, several new weight loss options will be the focus of the presentation titled "Bariatric Surgery and Obesity: What are my choices?" Pre-registration is required by calling 877-568-5598 or northernhealth.org/CREG.

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 Juneau 231-487-4015 or Rita Miller 231-487-4281. Space is limited. Register by calling (800) 248

A four-week course - "An Introduction to Stress Reduction through Mindfulness Practice" will be offered on Wednesdays, starting May 8 through May 29, at the office of Dr. Carin Nielsen-Integrative Medicine, 107 Howard St, downtown Petoskey. Class time is from 5-6 pm. Cost is $120. Advanced registration required. To register or for more info email info@CarinNielsenMD.com or call 231-638-5585.

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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