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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 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. Tickets on sale now. 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.

MONDAY - FRIDAY, JULY 27 - 31

  • "Weird Animals" Vacation Bible School will be held from 9 a.m. to noon for children, preschool through fifth grade, at Hope Lutheran Church, 5462 West Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard Lake. To register, call (989) 727-3206.

TUESDAY, JULY 28

  • Kid's Day! Birds of Prey. Learn all about raptors! During this program you will get to meet live birds. Jenny Schroeder will teach the audience about adaptations, behaviors, habitats and much more about these amazing birds. Please leave your pets at home! This event will be held at 1 p.m. at Lumberman's Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

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.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

  • Kid's Day! Native American bear claw necklaces. Make a bear claw necklace to take home. Registration is required and space is limited. This event will be held at 1 p.m. at Lumberman's Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. To register and for more information, call (989) 362-8961.

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 and SUNDAY, AUGUST 8 & 9

  • River Drive Living History Encampment. Meet the river drivers, also known as river hogs, who drove the logs down the AuSable River during the annual log drive. They'll have their camp set up for you to visit and talk to them, to learn how they moved the logs or visit them down on the Wanigan where they'll talk about supplying the river drive and feeding the river hogs. On Saturday night join them around their campfire for tall tales and stories about past drives and logging northern Michigan. The camp will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Campfire on Saturday at 8 p.m. This event is free and will be held at Lumberman's Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11

  • Smokey's Birthday Party! Celebrate Smokey's birthday with games and refreshments at 1 p.m. at Lumberman's Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

  • Become a Junior Forest Ranger. Use this opportunity to get involved with the forest in many fun and exciting ways! Earn your Junior Forest Ranger badge and help Smokey prevent wildfires! Recommended for ages six to 12. This event will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Lumberman's Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. Registration is required. To register or for additional information, call (989) 362-8961.

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.
  • The 2nd annual Walk Me Home 5k walk or run fundraiser will start at 9 a.m. at the Duck Park on US-23 in Alpena across from Alpena Regional Medical Center. This is a  fundraising and awareness event for foster care in America. Not everyone can be a foster parent but Walk Me Home is a great way to support the 13,000 children in foster care in Michigan. To register or donate to the walk visit www.firstgiving.com/walkmehome/nemichigan2015 or call Child and Family Services at (989) 356-4567.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18

  • Kid's Day! Native American dream catchers. Make dream catchers at the Native American craft program at 1 p.m. at Lumberman's Monument. Learn about the history and symbolism of these crafts. Recommended for children ages eight to 14. Registration is required and space is limited. Call (989) 362-8961. Lumberman's Monument is located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20

  • Do you like treasure hunts? Learn about the fun sport of geocaching. There are geocaches hidden all over the world. During this program you will learn about using a GPS and a compass to find geocaches hidden at Lumberman's Monument. This event will be held at 1 p.m. at Lumberman's Monument, 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. Call (989) 362-8961 for details.

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. Story time 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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