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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 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 -

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3

  • An artist reception will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. for Kathryn Cubalo, Carol Preuss and Janet Unalp at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Refreshments will be provided by Friends of the Library. Artwork will be on display until November 26.

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.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

  • An open house will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for artist of the month, Wendy Werth at Thunder Bay Art Gallery located at 127 West Chisholm Street in Alpena. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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.
  • The annual Hope Lutheran Church Bazaar will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a soup and salad luncheon of homemade soups, assorted salads, dessert and a beverage for $8 per person. There will be crafts, Hope's famous homemade horseradish, sauerkraut, pickled beets, pickles, jams and jellies and much more. The church is located at 5462 West Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard Lake and is wheelchair accessible.

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.
  • Alpena Community College will present Hmong Among Us, a unique insight into Hmong culture and its contributions to American culture from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The guest speaker, student Tou Tsim-Txiaj Thao (TJ) will discuss life in southeast Asia and migration to the United States. This event is free and open to the public by reservation only and availability is limited. For more information or to register, call Tim Kuehnlein at (989) 358-7310.

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 15

  • A holiday bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spruce Presbyterian Church, 6230 Gillard Road, three miles west of F-41 and US-23. Fresh-cut evergreen Christmas balls, decorations, bird houses, home baked good, jams and much more will be available for purchase. Free crafts for kids.
  • Spruce Lutheran Church is hosting a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1246 East Spruce Road, three miles west of F-41 and US-23. There will be a soup and dessert luncheon, a cookie walk, baked goods, homemade noodles, canned goods, crafts and handmade items, and much more.

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. 

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.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23

  • The annual Christmas tree lighting will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Harrisville. For more information, call Jeanne at (989) 724-5090.

- 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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