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To submit an event being held in northeastern Michigan that is open to the public, please e-mail the information to: editor@alconareview.com; mail to Editor c/o Alcona County Review, P.O. Box 548 Harrisville, MI 48740 or Fax to (989) 724-6655. Please submit the information at least two weeks prior to the event and include a telephone number for additional info if needed by editor.

- NOVEMBER -

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

  • The GM Sunrise Side Salaried Retirees will hold their regular monthly luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Sanctuary Inn, 1000 US-23 North, Alpena. The guest speaker will be Mark Durisko, director of the Alpena County 911 emergency dispatch operation. Reservations and payment in advance. Contact Chuck Griffin at (989) 727-3350 or Don Cantleberry at (989) 354-5504 for more information.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20

  • The Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. at the Besser Museum, 491 Johnson Street in Alpena. Danyeal Dorr, Collections Manager of the museum will present the vision for the Resource Room as well as offer the group the opportunity to explore the developing space. This event is open to the public. 
  • Anyone interested in amateur radio emergency and public service communications is invited to attend the Alcona County Radio Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the EMS building located at 2500 East M-72. Free refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Stan Darmofal at (989) 724-5550 or visit www.alconaradio.org.
  • The Greenbush Chamber of Commerce will hold a fellowship meeting and chicken dinner at 6 p.m. at the Greenbush Township Hall, 5039 Campbell Street. Newcomers, non-residents, and old friends may bring a non-perishable food or donate a dollar or two to charity. Dinner is $9 and reservations are required. For more information, call Sharon at (989) 724-5216.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

  • Casey Abrams, multi-instrumentalist and American Idol favorite, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Kirtland Center for Performing Arts. For tickets and information, visit www.kirtlandcenter.com or call (989) 275-6777.
  • An open mic poetry and prose reading will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fresh Palate, 109 North Second Avenue in Alpena. Enjoy an evening of expression and sharing of ideas of the written and spoken word.
  • A Season of Light Gala celebration of two great classics The Alpena Flyer Exhibit and The Nutcracker Ballet will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Besser Museum, 491 Johnson Street in Alpena. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, call (989) 356-2202.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23

  • The annual community Christmas tree lighting and carol singing will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the corner of US-23 and M-72 in Harrisville. Mike the Magician will perform and there will be free hot chocolate and cookies. This event is sponsored by the Harrisville Goodfellows, Harrisville Lions and Lady Lions and the Alcona County Chamber of Commerce.

- DECEMBER -

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5

  • Lincoln's Annual Festival of Lights Celebration. Residents gather at the Fire Hall to welcome Santa Claus, take hayrides and warm by the bonfire. Hot dogs, hot chocolate, coffee and chips are provided by the Lincoln Lions Club. Cash prizes are awarded fro the best outdoor holiday decorations in the Lincoln area.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

  • Harrisville's Annual Christmas in the Village. There will be a holiday bazaar at Maria Hall, behind St. Anne Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hayrides from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. pick-up and drop-off at the arts council building on Third Street. Children's activities and a visit from Santa Claus from noon to 2 p.m. at the Alcona County Library on M-72 west of the traffic light. For details, contact the Alcona County Chamber of Commerce at (989) 724-5107 or (800) 432-2823.
  • The Northern Lights Christmas Parade. Celebrating the holiday spirit with a lighted parade at dark in downtown Oscoda. For more information, call (989) 739-7322.
  • Take a cookie walk at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 North Second Street in Harrisville beginning at 9 a.m. Lots of goodies including cookies, candy and more. Why bake when you can take a cookie walk and get your holiday treats.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7

  • A community chorus holiday concert will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the APlex, 701 Woodward Avenue in Alpena. This event is sponsored by the Thunder Bay Arts Council. Admission is by donation.
  • A festive holiday concert, Welcome Yule, will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Alpena High School Auditorium. The celebration begins with Santa Claus greeting the children at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, children and students admitted free. This event is sponsored by Thunder Bay Arts Council. For more information, call (989) 356-6678 or visit www.alpenatbarts.org.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13 

  • Recycle Alcona County will hold drop off day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln ARA site. Enter and exit through the north gate. For more information, call (989) 724-6546.
  • Cub Scout Pack 3093 will hold a returnable can and bottle drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln ARA site located on Barlow Road.
  • Celebrate Christmas with an American classic, the Letterman at the Kirtland Center for Performing Arts at 7 p.m. For tickets and information, visit www.kirtlandcenter.com or call (989) 275-6777.
- JANUARY -

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10

  • Recycle Alcona County will hold drop off day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln ARA site. Enter and exit through the north gate. For more information, call (989) 724-6546.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31

  • Dinner and Dancing for the Arts will be held at the APlex, 701 Woodward Avenue in Alpena. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. followed by dancing at 8 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, call the Thunder Bay Arts Council at (989) 356-6678 or visit their website at www.alpenatbarts.org.
- FEBRUARY -
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14
  • Recycle Alcona County will hold drop off day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln ARA site. Enter and exit through the north gate. For more information, call (989) 724-6546.
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