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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.

- JULY -

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16

  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. Spinnaker will perform at 7 p.m.. Bring a chair or blanket, seating is on the lawn. Donations accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.
  • A pulled pork barbecue dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. under the 'big top" at the Harrisville Harbor. This is an annual fundraiser for the Harrisville Lions Club. For more information, contact Jim Pyne at (989) 724-8169.
  • The East Shore Art Guild Summer Impromptu VIII art show featuring local artists and the ICE Challenge student's artwork from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Harrisville Harbor. Contact Bernie at (989) 724-6347 for details.

FRIDAY, JULY 18

  • A roast pork and turkey dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 5462 West Nicholson Hill Road, Hubbard lake. Cost is $10 per person, $5 for children age five to 12, under five are free. Family rate is $30. Dine-in air conditioned comfort. Wheelchair accessible. Take-out available.

SATURDAY, JULY 19

  • The 15th annual golf classic at the Blackshire Course at Lakewood Shores, Oscoda will begin with sign in at 9:30 a.m., tee time 11 a.m. All proceeds to benefit the Wurtsmith Air Museum. For more information, call (989) 739-7555.
  • The 20th Annual Sunrise Side Wine and Food Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the Harrisville Harbor. Featuring Michigan vintners and breweries serving wine and beer, and area restaurants serving food. Contact the Alcona County Chamber of Commerce at (989) 724-5107 for details or e-mail alconacountychamber@gmail.com.
  • Kids' Fishing Day! Meet at Sprinkler Lake from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a fund day of fishing activities. Learn how to cast, tie on and bait your hook and much more. Sprinkler Lake is located west of Mikado on Adams Road off of F-30. For more information, contact Lumbermans Monument at (989) 362-8961.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.
  • The 38th annual "Art on the Bay" Fine Art and Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bay View Park located on State and Prentiss Streets in Alpena. Artists and crafters will showcase their creations. A variety of food will be available on the grounds. The arts and craft show continues on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Thunder Bay Arts Council at (989) 356-6678.
  • Archaeology comes to life with presentations by various archaeologists and many interactive events from noon to 4 p.m. at Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, 491 Johnson Street, Alpena. Events include flint-knapping demonstrations, artifacts from colonial Michilimackinac, petroglyph carving, a mock excavation and laboratory and much more. This event is free and open to the public.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. The 6 Finger Lefty band will perform at 7 p.m.. Bring a chair or blanket, seating is on the lawn. Donations accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.​

THURSDAY, JULY 24

  • The Pine River Van Etten Lake Watershed meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the Greenbush Township Hall, 5039 Campbell Road. An open house will follow from noon to 2 p.m. to present an overview of the joint projects being implemented in the AuSable River and Pine River watersheds. Lunch will be provided. To register, visit www.huronpines.org or call (989) 448-2293.

FRIDAY, JULY 25

  • A blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Alpena Senior Center, 501 River Street, Alpena. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.

SATURDAY, JULY 26

  • The public is invited to tour several private gardens during the annual Sunrise Gardening Club's Garden Walk Tour. For tickets and information, contact Becky Bean at (989) 724-6569.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.
  • The second annual Lost Lake Woods Club 5k trail run and 3k trail walk will begin at 8 a.m., packet pick-up is at 7 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Alcona FFA Chapter. For more information or to register, call Anne at (989) 736-8197.

TUESDAY, JULY 29

  • Kid's Day! Learn how to balance the needs of plants, animals and people when making decisions on how a forest will be used. This forestry conservation program will be held at 1 p.m.at Lumbermans Monument, 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. Dress appropriately for a short hike. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. The Wade Corpus band will perform at 7 p.m.. Bring a chair or blanket, seating is on the lawn. Donations accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.

- AUGUST -

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

  • A boat parade of lights will be held at dusk on Brownlee Lake in Lincoln. Places to park and watch are at the boat launch, beach, parkway on North Sleeper Drive and the roads around the lake. All suitable boats are welcome with a $10 entry fee, you don't have to be a member to enter. Prizes will be awarded for first through third place and best decorated boat. For more information, contact Sandy Lawford at sandyatpd@aol.com or call 520-909-9372. This event is sponsored by the Brownlee Lake Association.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

  • Kid's Day! Learn about the job of forest archaeology. Find out what secrets are hidden under the dirt in this fun, interactive program at 1 p.m. at Lumbermans Monument, 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6

  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. The Donny Hartman band will perform at 7 p.m.. Bring a chair or blanket, seating is on the lawn. Donations accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

  • Enjoy demonstrations of antique tractors, steam and gas engines and machinery at the annual Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Show located at 6850 French Road in Alpena. Gates open at 9 a.m. daily, admission is $5 for adults, no charge for children age 12 and under. Live music from 7 to 11 p.m. For more information, call (989) 358-0380.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

  • 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.
  • Historical Day at Sturgeon Point Lighthouse is a family event complete with displays, children's activities, special entertainment and the opportunity to climb the tower from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate the history of this nautical landmark and Alcona County history. Food and beverages will be available. For more information, contact Joan Crick at (989) 724-6546.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.
  • The annual Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Show continues with demonstrations all day starting at 9 a.m. and a parade at at 2:30 p.m. Exhibits include a working sawmill, shingle mill, threshing and baling throughout the day. Live music from 7 to 11 p.m. The show is located at 6850 French Road in Alpena. Admission is $5 for adults, no charge for children age 12 and under. For more information, call (989) 358-0380.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

  • The annual Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Show continues with demonstrations all day starting at 9 a.m. There will be a pancake breakfast, lawn tractor pulls at 11 a.m. and a tractor parade at 2:30 p.m. Other exhibits include a working sawmill, shingle mill, threshing and baling throughout the day. The show is located at 6850 French Road in Alpena. Admission is $5 for adults, no charge for children age 12 and under. For more information, call (989) 358-0380.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

  • Kid's Day! Do you enjoy the great outdoors? Learn to hike safely and what to bring on your hiking adventures. There will be a forest discovery hike after the program. Wear proper shoes for a short hike. This event will begin at 1 p.m. at Lumbermans Monument, 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

  • ​Learn how to identify trees by their leaves and make a leaf print t-shirt to take home. Bring a clean white t-shirt to the program. Some shirts will be available to purchase. This event will be held at 1 p.m. at Lumbermans Monument, 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 and SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

  • The Village of Lincoln plays host to the 16th annual Antique and Classic Car, Tractor and Motorcycle Show. There will be a parking lot party and cruise Friday at 5 p.m. On Saturday, antique and classic vehicles are displayed on 2nd Street. There will be a pancake and sausage breakfast served by the Lincoln Fire Department. Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, roasted corn and beer will be served by the Lincoln Lions Club under the tent. There will be street entertainment and raffles held throughout the day, along with a dunk tank with local celebrities. For more information, contact Bill Miller at (989) 736-7631 (daytime), (989) 884-2472 (evenings) or bmiller@milleroffice-machines.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.
  • A hobo dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. at Spruce Lutheran Church, 1246 East Spruce Road, one and a half miles west of US-23. The Singing Hobos will present a tribute to servicemen and women. Cost for the dinner is $10 for adults, $4 for children age five to 12, and no charge for children age four and under. Take-outs available.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19 through SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

  • The Alcona County Fair features five days and nights of family entertainment including 4-H exhibits, horse shows,, carnival rides and games, a livestock auction, draft horse pull, bump and run, truck and tractor show and much more at the Alcona County Fairgrounds (ARA site) in Lincoln. Gate admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. For more information, contact Doug Travis at (989) 736-6169.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 and SUNDAY, AUGUST 31

  • Harmony Weekend in Harrisville offers an art and craft show with more than 300 booths during the two-day event. Located at the intersection of US-23 and M-72 in Harrisville, the show features the talents of artists, music throughout the weekend and food vendors on the show grounds. The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy world class Barbershop and Sweet Adeline entertainment at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Harrisville Harbor. There will be a parade at 1 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, contact Judy Pyne at (989) 724-7197.

- SEPTEMBER -

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 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.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site (fairgrounds) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

  • Visit the Black Bear Capitol of Michigan for the annual Black Bear Festival in Curran. Events include a craft show, parade, car show, tractor event, wildlife displays and more at the Mitchell Township Hall (located on Tower Road). For more information, visit www.curranblackbearfestival.com.

- OCTOBER -
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
  • 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, OCTOBER 11 and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12

  • The Harrisville State Park will host the second annual Haunted Halloween Weekend. Weekend activities include children's games, a site decorating contest and trick-or-treating for campground guests, a haunted hayride and a spooky haunted trail. A Recreation Pass is required for entry. For more information, call the Harrisville State Park at (989) 724-5126.

- NOVEMBER -
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8
  • 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.

- DECEMBER -
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.


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