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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.

- MAY -

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

  • Volunteers are needed to help with the clean-up of the Harrisville Harbor park from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, call Jackie Trimmer at (989) 724-5702.
  • 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 Mike Blewett, the education resource manager at Besser Museum. Reservations and payment in advance. Contact Chuck Griffin at (989) 727-3350 or Don Cantleberry at (989) 354-5504 for more information.

FRIDAY, MAY 29

  • There will be a 75th Anniversary Celebration at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 4 to 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to join the festivities. For more information,call (989) 724-6796.

SATURDAY, MAY 30

  • The Sunrise Gardening Club Spring Plant Sale will be held at the ARA Farmers Market (at the fairgrounds on Barlow Road) in Lincoln beginning at 9 a.m. Plants, flowers, perennials and other garden related items will be available. For more information, call Becky at (989) 724-6569.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.
  • The Iosco Conservation District will hold its annual spring mushroom hunt at 11 a.m. at the district's Ingalls property. This event is free and open to the public. Participants should dress for the weather as it will be held outdoors. Participants can expect to hunt for mushrooms and learn about mushroom identification for a Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club Mycologist. For more information and directions, visit alconaconservation.org or call District Forester Andrew Beebe at (989) 335-1056.
  • An evening of non-denominational fellowship, worship music, family-oriented entertainment and refreshments will begin at 5 p.m. at the Alcona High School auditorium. Guest speaker is Pastor Ernie Ruemanapp of the Family Heritage Baptist Church. Worship music will feature local vocalists and musicians. At 6:30 p.m. at family-friendly movie will be shown. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Chosen Program.
- JUNE -
MONDAY, JUNE 1
  • The planning committee for Mikado Days 2015 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Mikado Civic Center located at 2291 South F-41. Anyone interested in joining the planning committee, to volunteer, provide an entertainment or offer new ideas is welcome to attend. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call (989) 736-7721.  

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 4

  • An "End of Life Awareness" seminar will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at New Life Lutheran Church located at 25 East Kirche In The Woods in Spruce (six miles north of M-72 on Hubbard Lake Road). Guest speakers include Kathleen Dunckel, M.D., Sara Healy from Gillies Funeral Home and Rev.Martha Hartman-Stuart representing hospice. There is no charge and the public is welcome to attend. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.
  • Join the Harrisville Nature Club in observing nesting bird species at the Harrisville State Park. Meet at the pavilion at 1 p.m. to hike the Cedar Run Trail. You must have a state park passport to enter. Contact Frank Apsey at (989) 724-3056 for details.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 13 & 14 

  • Lincoln Lions 33rd Annual Salmon and Lake Trout Fishing Tournaments. The STIHL three-day largest fish tournament runs concurrently each day. Shotmakers Ladies' Tournament on Friday and the Budweiser Ken Beloskur Memorial Super Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Boats leave Harrisville Harbor at 6 a.m. and return at 1 p.m. for weigh-in at Shotmakers Sports Bar and Grille. For more information, contact Mark Feldhiser at (989) 736-8151 (daytime), (989) 255-6324 (evenings) or Lonnie Crampton at (989) 724-9900.

SATURDAY, JUNE 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) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546.
  • The 10th annual Brownlee Lake Association Best Ball Golf Outing will be held at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Glennie. Four player teams of men and women. Shot gun start, 18 holes with cart. Cost is $45 per player. Registration required by June 8. For more information, contact Debbie Shaneour at (989) 736-8346 or e-mail shaneourdt@sbcglobal.net.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.
  • Kids' Fishing Day! Meet at Sprinkler Lake from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a fun day of fishing activities. Learn how to tie on, bait your hook, casting and much more! Bring your own fishing pole. Sprinkler Lake is located west of Mikado on Adams Road north of F-30. For more information, contact Lumbermans Monument at (989) 362-8961.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

  • Wildlife Safari brings live animals to the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street, at 1:30 p.m. This is a free program for all ages. Call, (989) 724-6796 for details.
  • A blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street in Lincoln. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information, call (800) 733-2767.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 23

  • Kids' Day! The white-tailed deer is Michigan's state mammal. Learn all about their habitat and diet and the local deer herd. This event will be held at 1 p.m. at Lumbermans Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 

  • The 8th annual Lincoln Lions Golf Scramble will be held at Springport Hills Golf Course in Harrisville. Four person teams, entry fee is $60 per person and includes 18 holes of golf and dinner. All proceeds go to scholarships awarded to Alcona High School graduates each year. For more information, call Don Larkin at (734) 231-5103, Frank Belloli at (989) 335-0546 or Lonnie Crampton at (989) 724-9900.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

SUNDAY, JUNE 28

  • Tour the Bailey School and enjoy homemade strawberry pie from noon to 4 p.m. during Log Cabin Day, at Sturgeon Point Lighthouse north of Harrisville. For more information, call Arlene Good at (989) 736-3151. This event is sponsored by the Alcona Historical Society.
  • The annual Rally for the Cure Golf Outing will be held at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Glennie. All proceeds to benefit the fight against breast cancer. For details, contact Barb Orefice at (989) 735-3500.

TUESDAY, JUNE 30

  • Kids' Day! Have you ever used a Pulaski, been inside a fire shelter of handled the hose of a fire truck? Learn how firefighters do their jobs and about the equipment they use at 1 p.m. Then watch for a visit from Smokey! Free face painting with Razmatattz from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. These events will be held at Lumbermans Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

- JULY -

SATURDAY, JULY 4

  • The 4th of July celebration in Harrisville kicks off with the 39th annual Children's Parade at 1 p.m. Decorate your bike, stroller or just yourself and parade down Main Street. Contact Mary Lou Webb at (989) 724-6497 for details. The annual duck race sponsored by the Harrisville Lions will be held at the Harrisville Harbor at 4 p.m. The annual firework display will begin at dusk at the harbor.
  • The 4th of July Celebration in Glennie starts at 2 p.m. with a parade downtown. There will be a Birds of Prey exhibit, food vendors, a book sale at the Curtis Township Library and fireworks at dusk. For more information, call Teresa Perkins at (989) 370-8855.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

TUESDAY, JULY 7

  • Kids' Day! Learn about the tools a forest archaeologist uses to extract artifacts. Find out what hidden secrets are under the dirt in this fun interactive program. This event will be held at 1 p.m. at Lumbermans Monument located 15 west of Oscoda on River Road. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

  • Flying Aces Pro Frisbee Team will give a demonstration of Frisbee throwing at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.
  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. A performance by 2wice Shy will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. For your comfort, bring chairs or blankets. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.

THURSDAY, JULY 9

  • Forestry Conservation. When humans make changes to the land, we always affect the wildlife and plants that live there. Join a forester to learn how to balance the needs of plants, animals and people when making decisions on how a forest will be used. This program is open to children and adults. It will be held at 1 p.m. at Lumbermans Monument, located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

SATURDAY, JULY 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) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546.
  • Mikado Day 2015 begins with a parade at 11 a.m. There will be a car cruise, an 1860's era baseball game, fire department water ball, carnival games for children, a puppet show and magic act, crafts, food, and an outdoor wilderness display. Contact Rita Sands or Yogi Yruegas at (989) 736-7721 for details.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

SATURDAY and SUNDAY, JULY 11 & 12

  • The 20th annual Antique and Collectibles Show has something for serious collectors or those who just want to take a stroll through the past. This show features more than 40 booths of quality antiques and collectibles. The show is under "the big tent" at the Harrisville Harbor and will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, contact Barbara Aldred at (989) 724-5513. 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. A performance by Spinnaker will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. For your comfort, bring chairs or blankets. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.
  • A pulled pork dinner hosted by the Harrisville Lions will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Harrisville Harbor. Contact Jim Pyne at (989) 724-6967 for details.

SATURDAY, JULY 18

  • The Sunrise Side Wine & Food Festival provides an afternoon of sampling from Michigan vintners, breweries and area restaurants. This event begins at noon and runs until 6 p.m. under "the big tent" at the Harrisville Harbor. For more information, contact the Alcona County Chamber of Commerce at (989) 724-5107.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. A performance by the Blue Water Ramblers will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. For your comfort, bring chairs or blankets. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.

SATURDAY, JULY 25

  • Wander through the private palettes of color in the annual Sunrise Side Garden Walk. Tickets for the event are available from any member of the Sunrise Side Garden Club and at the Craftmakers' Cabin in Harrisville. For more 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 on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. A performance by Flipside will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. For your comfort, bring chairs or blankets. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.

- AUGUST -

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

  • The annual Boat Parade of Lights will begin at dusk on Brownlee Lake in Lincoln. Entertainment includes the judging of best decorated boat and music provided by Prestige Productions. Members of the Brownlee Lake Association and non-members are invited to enter, all suitable boats are welcome. Places to park and watch are at the boat launch, beach, parkway on north Sleeper Drive and the roads around the lake. Contact Sandy Lawford at (520) 909-9372 for details. 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 on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

  • Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. A performance by the Donny Hartman Band will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. For your comfort, bring chairs or blankets. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 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) 724-5077 or (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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to celebrate the history of this nautical landmark and Alcona County history. Food and beverages will be available.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

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

TUESDAY-SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 - 22

  • Alcona County Fair Week at the fairgrounds (ARA site) on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, contact Doug Travis at (989) 335-0996.

FRIDAY and SATURDAY, AUGUST 21 & 22

  • The 17th annual Lincoln Lions Antique and Classic Car Show. Parking lot cruise on Friday at 5 p.m. at Alcona Motors. Antique and classic cars will line Second Street in downtown Lincoln starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. There will be 50's music, Lion's grill and beverage wagon all day. Call Joe James at (989) 724-8191 or Lonnie Crampton at (989) 724-9900 for details.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

  • Village of Lincoln Fire Department Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast, starting at 8 a.m. under "the big tent" located in the parking lot next to the post office in downtown Lincoln. Contact Mike Serafin at (989) 335-4100 for details.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

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

- SEPTEMBER -

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

  • Bug Day! Ants and Friends Picnic for everyone at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, located at 312 West Main Street. Storytime at 10:30 a.m., lunch served at 1:30 a.m. Call, (989) 724-6796 for details.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

  • Harmony Weekend kicks off at the intersection of US-23 and M-72 in Harrisville. The arts and craft show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Judy Pyne at (989) 724-7197. This event is sponsored by the Harrisville Arts Council.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

  • Harmony Weekend continues with the arts and craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the intersection of US-23 and M-72 in Harrisville. The annual Labor Day parade will be held at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Judy Pyne at (989) 724-7197.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10-13

  • Alcona Arts Retreat. Well-known Michigan artists will lead three-day workshops in oils, water media, printing, basket-making, jewelry-making, songwriting and poetry. Contact Will St. John at (989) 736-3000 for details. Sponsored by Inspiration Alcona.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

  • 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) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546.
  • Sunrise Gardening Club Fall Plant Sale. Plants and other garden related items will be available for purchase at the ARA Farmers Market, located on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Contact, Becky Bean at (989) 724-6569 for details.
  • Fourth annual Glennie Fireworks Golf Outing at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Glennie. Eighteen holes of golf with cart, four person scramble. All proceeds go to Glennie fireworks fund. Contact, Teresa Perkins at ((89) 370-8855 for details.
  • The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

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

- OCTOBER -

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 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) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546.
  • Haunted Halloween at Harrisville State Park. Haunted trail, children's games and campsite decorations. For more information, call Eric Ostrander at (989) 724-5126.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31

  • Village of Lincoln Chili Cook-off and Trick or Trunk. Businesses compete in the chili cook-off and the public can sample and vote. Children trick or treat at businesses and decorated vehicles parked in downtown Lincoln. Contact Teresa Hart at (989) 736-8936 or Naomi Potter at (989) 736-3137 for details.

- NOVEMBER -

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

  • Toys for Tots benefit and USMC dinner dance at the Barton City Eagles 4141, 671 Sanborn Road. Dinner at 5 p.m., music and dancing at 7 p.m. with E.C. Duz It. Contact Shirley Zaleski at (989) 335-0461 for details.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 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) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22

  • Christmas Tree Lighting and caroling in Harrisville at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Call (989) 724-5107 for more information.

- DECEMBER -

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

  • Village of Lincoln Festival of Lights. Food, entertainment, quilt raffle and a visit from Santa Claus. Contact Nick Williams at (989) 727-4080 for details.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

  • Harrisville's Christmas in the Village from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Judi Labadie at (989) 724-3400 for details.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6

  • Celebrate the holidays with the Sunrise Ringers Hand Bell Choir at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Harrisville. Contact Margaret Fox at (989) 736-3025 for more information.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12

  • 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) 724-5077 or (989) 724-6546.


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