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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 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.
  • General Motors Sunrise Side Salaried Retirees will hold their monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Sanctuary Inn, 1000 US-23 North, Alpena. Beach Hall will present "Chattanooga - the Civil War Battle" and have Civil War weapons on display. Payment and reservations in advance. Contact Chuck Griffin at (989) 727-3350 or Don Cantleberry at (989) 354-5504 for more information.

- 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. 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.
  • A boat wash demonstration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both the East Bay and South Shore DNR boat ramps on Hubbard Lake. The DEQ and Huron Pines personnel will be on hand to demonstrate. All boaters are invited to watch, become informed about invasive species and take part in a free boat wash demonstration.
  • A bluegrass concert featuring the Lonesome Mountain Boys will be held at 4 p.m. at the Oscoda Beach Park. There will be free refreshments. This event is sponsored by the Northeast Chapter of Thrivent Financial.

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.
  • Project Connect will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alcona High School auditorium, 51 North Barlow Road. Various organizations and agencies will offer free food assistance, school supplies, clothing, medical and dental assistance and much more. This a free service for all who attend.

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.
  • Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will hold their monthly meeting at 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 2900 Connon, Alpena. Lunch will be served. Bring a can of food for the needy. For reservations, call (989) 356-4949 or (989) 727-4080.

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

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.
  • The Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary's 2014 artist-in-residence,Gail D. Panske will give an artist talk at 7 p.m. at the George N. Fletcher Library, 211 North First Avenue in Alpena. This event is free and open to the public.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

  • ‚ÄčLearn 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.

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.

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.
  • "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.

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.

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.

- 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.

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.
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