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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.

- AUGUST -

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.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20

  • A blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information, call (800) 733-2767.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

  • A craft and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Harrisville United Methodist Church, 217 North State Street (US-23) in Harrisville. As many as 24 vendors will be selling items. For more information, contact Connie at (989) 724-6643.

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.
  • My Brother's Hope will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 76 North Barlow Road (across from the high school). For more information, call Susan Armstrong at (989) 724-6365.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

  • All-you-can-eat breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mikado American Legion, 2205 Alger Street in Mikado. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children age six to 13, no charge for children age five and under. For more information, call (989) 736-9526.

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.
  • The 11th annual Black River Bridge Walk begins at noon. Gather south of the bridge on Lake Shore Road, just south of Black River Road. A co-ed ball game will be held at 1 p.m. at the township park and there will be a bake sale at 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel Catholic Church.
  • A monarch butterfly tagging event will be held at 5 p.m., meet at the pavilion at the Harrisville State Park. For more information, call (989) 724-3056.

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 -

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

  • The Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will meet 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 information and reservations, call (989) 356-4959 or (989) 727-4080.

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.
  • The annual Glennie Fireworks Golf Outing will be held at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Glennie. Registration for the four-person scramble is at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Registration deadline is September 1. Cost is $65 per person and includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, coffee and donuts in the morning, a hot dog lunch and a barbecued chicken dinner. This event is sponsored by the Curtis Activity Committee. For more information and reservations, call (989) 370-8855.

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.
  • "Let's Hang On" a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Tribute Show will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Kirtland Center for Performing Arts. It's a full blown stage production with that Four Seasons' sound, crisp choreography and a live band. For tickets and information, visit www.kirtlandcenter.com or call (989) 275-6777.
  • Hope's Annual Harvest Dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 5462 West Hubbard Lake Road in Hubbard Lake. Cost is $10 per person, $5 for children ages five to 12, under five are free or $30 for the family rate. Take-outs available. All proceeds to the "Build Hope" fund.

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.
  • 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.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16

  • 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, OCTOBER 18

  • The Magic of Bill Blagg, an action packed evening of grand scale magic will be presented at the Kirtland Center for Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Come dressed for the Haunted Trick or Treat Costume Contest. For tickets and information, visit www.kirtlandcenter.com or call (989) 275-6777.
  • The 12th Annual Pigs 'n Heat benefit hockey game will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Northern Lights Arena in Alpena. Police and firemen will take to the ice to raise proceeds to benefit the Children's Advocacy Center of Northeast Michigan. The event is free.

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.

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 -

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.

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 -
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.
  • 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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