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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.

- OCTOBER -

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

  • A coat give-a-way will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Shelter, Inc. Second Chances located at 4721 F-41 in Oscoda. For more information, call Shirley at (989) 356-6265 or Janice at (989) 739-7989.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

  • A unique grief support group "Piecing Memories Together" will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2078 M-32 West in Alpena. Participants will have the opportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable remembrance bear from an article of their loved one's clothing. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required. Space is limited. To register, call (800) 664-8587.
  • The Sunrise Side Arts and Culture Summit will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan located at 491 Johnson Street in Alpena. Keynote speaker will be Denise Cline, specialist for NEMCOG and community planner for the US-23 Heritage Route. Breakout sessions include utilizing the grant center, Marketing 101 and placing events on the heritage route website. To register, send an e-mail to office@artownmichigan.org or visit artownmichigan.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24

  • A blood drive will be held from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 13095 US Highway 23 South in Ossineke. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information, call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

  • A ceremony conveying ownership of Thunder Bay Island light station from the federal government to the Township of Alpena will be held at 2 p.m. at the Great Lakes maritime Heritage Center located at 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. This event is free and the public is invited to attend. For details, contact Susan Skibbe at (989) 356-9491.
  • A timber tax lecture and workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Alcona County Library in Harrisville. This lecture is intended to educate forest landowners, loggers and foresters alike how taxes and tax programs related to timberlands currently operate. This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, call Andrew Beebe at (989) 335-1056.
  • The inaugural Judge James H. Cook Run or Walk for Sobriety will be held at Lakewood Shores Pavilion on Brookwood Drive in Oscoda. Check-in time is 3:30 p.m., the run or walk starts at 4 p.m. Registration pledge is $20 and participants are encouraged to ask family and friends for a pledge sponsorship. For more information, call (989) 569-4216 or visit www.sobrietyfoundation.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26

  • A Musical Program will be held at New Life Lutheran Church from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be multiple local Alcona and Alpena County area musical groups playing old-time music, classic country, songs from the Great American Songbook, show tunes and much more. There is no charge to attend and the community is welcome. The church is located at 25 East Kirche, six miles north of M-72 on Hubbard Lake Road.
  • There will be a musical presentation at 3 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 5462 West Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard Lake. Refreshments will be served after the program.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29

  • 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 in Alpena. The guest speaker will be Alpena attorney, Keith Wallace who specializes in trust planning. His topic will be "Who should you trust?" And how to avoid estate planning mistakes. Reservations and payment in advance. Contact Chuck Griffin at (989) 727-3350 or Don Cantleberry at (989) 354-5504 for more information.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

  • A unique grief support group "Piecing Memories Together" will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2078 M-32 West in Alpena. Participants will have the opportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable remembrance bear from an article of their loved one's clothing. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required. Space is limited. To register, call (800) 664-8587.

- NOVEMBER -

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

  • A blood drive will be held from noon to 5:45 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 322 West Chisholm Street in Alpena. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.
  • The Iosco Conservation District will be offering the public an opportunity to view an active timber harvest and learn about the long-term plan for the 80 acre Ingalls property. This event will take place at 10 a.m. at the dead end of Bischoff and just north of Anderson road. Directions can be easily determined by viewing the map at alconaconservation.org on the events page. Participants should expect to walk around the 80 acre property, view an active timber harvest, learn about the properties long-term management plan and have an opportunity to ask any questions they may have about sustainable forestry operations. To register or for more information, contact District Forester Andrew Beebe at (989) 335-1056.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

  • Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will hold their membership meeting at 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 2900 Connon in Alpena, at the corner of Brooke and Connon, near Diamonds Pointe. Lunch will be served. Bring a can of food for the needy. For more information and to register, call (989) 356-4959 or (989) 727-4080.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

  • A unique grief support group "Piecing Memories Together" will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2078 M-32 West in Alpena. Participants will have the opportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable remembrance bear from an article of their loved one's clothing. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required. Space is limited. To register, call (800) 664-8587.

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.
  • Cub Scout Pack 3093 of Harrisville will hold a returnable can and bottle drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln ARA site on Barlow Road.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10

  • A blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Alpena Community College the Center Building, 665 Johnson Street in Alpena. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information, call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

  • A blood drive will be held from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1600 West Chisholm Street in Alpena. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information, call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13

  • A unique grief support group "Piecing Memories Together" will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2078 M-32 West in Alpena. Participants will have the opportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable remembrance bear from an article of their loved one's clothing. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required. Space is limited. To register, call (800) 664-8587.

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.

- 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. Holiday bazaar at Maria Hall, behind St. Anne Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For details, contact Judi Labadie at (989) 724-3400.

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.
- 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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