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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.

- FEBRUARY -

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

  • A fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Maria Hall behind St. Anne Catholic Church in Harrisville. Take-out available. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
  • A Sweetheart Dinner and Dance will be held at the Barton City Eagles, 761 Sanborn Road. Potluck dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., music and dancing at 7:30 p.m. Call, (989) 736-3050 for details.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

  • A community Valentine's Ballroom Dance will be held at 7 p.m. at the Harrisville United Methodist Church (on the corner of US-23 and Church Street). Live music. Refreshments provided by the United Methodist Women. Tickets are $5 per person in advance or $10 per person at the door. Refresher instruction at 6 p.m. prior to the dance. This event is sponsored by the Harrisville United Methodist Church and Inspiration Alcona.
  • 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 Don McEwen Ice Fishing Tournament for children and young adults age 15 and under will be held on Jewell Lake in Barton City from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign-up at Scott's BC Bar and Grill between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to be eligible for prizes. Poles, bait and holes provided, plus adult fishermen will be available for assistance. Hot dogs and hot cocoa provided.
  • A craft show and bake sale will be held at Lost Lake Woods Clubhouse (north of Lincoln), from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A large bake sale will be on the main floor and crafts on the lower level. Items include wood carvings, scroll work, stained glass, soaps, creams and much more. All crafts are handmade and local farmers will have frozen beef, chicken and fresh eggs. The public is invited to attend.
  • Date Night presented by the Chosen Ranch will be held at the Alcona High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. There will be entertainment, refreshments, door prizes and child care provided for children ages three and up. This event is free of charge. For details, visit www.chosenranch.org or call (989) 464-9394.
  • Winter Olympic themed Super Saturday Kid's Event at Hale Assembly of God Church, 3716 North M-65 in Hale. This free event is open to all kids from kindergarten to eighth grade. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. with the event running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free lunch as well as games, crafts, activities, songs, lessons, prizes and much more. Visit www.HaleAG.org or call (989) 984-7719 for details.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

  • A blood drive will be held from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 South Church Street. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call toll free (800) 733-2767.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18

  • A blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Alpena Regional Medical Center, 1501 West Chisholm Street in Alpena. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call toll free (800) 733-2767.
  • Anyone interested in amateur radio emergency or public service communication is invited to attend the Alcona County Amateur Radio Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the EMS building, 2600 M-72 west of Harrisville. Free refreshments will be served. For more information, call Stan Darmofal at (989) 724-5550 or visit www.alconaradio.org.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

  • A fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Maria Hall behind St. Anne Catholic Church in Harrisville. Take-out available. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
  • A blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Alpena High School, 3303 South 3rd Street in Alpena. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call toll free (800) 733-2767.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21

  • A live music program featuring Peter "Madcat" Ruth, a champion of the long-standing tradition of the one man band can be seen at the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 North 1st Avenue at 2 p.m. Blues and American Roots Music songs predominate the repertoire, but elements of Jazz and World Music are also part of the mix. For more information, call (989) 356-6188.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22

  • A blood drive will be held from noon to 5:45 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 5462 West Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard Lake. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call toll free (800) 733-2767.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

  • The Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary will present, "Sanctuary South: Archaeological Investigations in the New Southern Boundaries of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary off Alcona County" at 7 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. This is a free program. Call, (989) 724-6384 for details.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

  • A fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Maria Hall behind St. Anne Catholic Church in Harrisville. Take-out available. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28

  • A live music program featuring Moxie Strings, the electrifying combination of fiddler Diana Ladio, cellist Alison Lynn and drummer and world percussionist Fritz McGirr, can be seen at the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 North 1st Avenue at 2 p.m. Though rooted in tradition, they offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world's best know instruments and oldest genres through a young, progressive lens. For more information, call (989) 356-6188.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29

  • A blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 817 Sable Street in Alpena. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call toll free (800) 733-2767.

- MARCH -

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

  • A fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Maria Hall behind St. Anne Catholic Church in Harrisville. Take-out available. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

MONDAY, MARCH 7

  • The planning committee for Mikado Days 2016 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Mikado Civic Center. Anyone interested in joining the committee, volunteering, or to provide entertainment or a service at the event is invited to attend. The meetings are open to the public. Call (989) 736-7721 for details.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

  • A fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Maria Hall behind St. Anne Catholic Church in Harrisville. Take-out available. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

SATURDAY, MARCH 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.
  • Tony Kenny's Irish Celebration. Enjoy an exhilarating and distinctive blend of Irish music, song, laughter and dance in an evening designed to please the entire family. The show will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts,10775 North St. Helen Road in Roscommon. Call, (989) 275-5000 for details and ticket information.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18

  • A fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Maria Hall behind St. Anne Catholic Church in Harrisville. Take-out available. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20

  • Firefighters versus Detroit Lions Basketball. The Iosco County Firefighters will play basketball against members of the Detroit Lions at 7 p.m. at Oscoda High School (located on River Road west of town). All proceeds go to help firefighters with training and equipment. For ticket information, call (800) 205-7174.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24

  • Legends of the Great Lakes with singer-songwriter Carl (Bearfoot) Behrend of Munising brings his music and stories about the lakes that define our state to the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 5 to 7 p.m. This free event is co-sponsored by the library and Inspiration Alcona. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.

- APRIL -

MONDAY, APRIL 4

  • The planning committee for Mikado Days 2016 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Mikado Civic Center. Anyone interested in joining the committee, volunteering, or to provide entertainment or a service at the event is invited to attend. The meetings are open to the public. Call (989) 736-7721 for details.

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

- MAY -

MONDAY, MAY 2

  • The planning committee for Mikado Days 2016 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Mikado Civic Center. Anyone interested in joining the committee, volunteering, or to provide entertainment or a service at the event is invited to attend. The meetings are open to the public. Call (989) 736-7721 for details.

SATURDAY, MAY 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.

- JUNE -

MONDAY, JUNE 6

  • The planning committee for Mikado Days 2016 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Mikado Civic Center. Anyone interested in joining the committee, volunteering, or to provide entertainment or a service at the event is invited to attend. The meetings are open to the public. Call (989) 736-7721 for details.

SATURDAY, JUNE 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.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

  • Treasure hunters will be in paradise during the annual Community Wide Garage Sale in Harrisville and the surrounding area. A multitude of sales will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maps highlighting sale locations will be available at local businesses prior to and the day of the sale. For more information, call the Alcona County Review at (989) 724-6384.

- JULY -

SATURDAY, JULY 2

  • Smokey Bear visits Harrisville State Park! Stop by the state park to visit and take photos with Smokey Bear. He will be at Campground Host site number two from 11 a.m. until noon. Then follow him into downtown Harrisville for the annual Kid's Parade which starts at 1 p.m. Stay into the evening to watch the fireworks from the Harrisville Harbor, which can also be seen from the day use beach at the Harrisville State Park.

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

- AUGUST -

SATURDAY, AUGUST 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.

- SEPTEMBER -

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 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.

SATURDAY and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 and 11

  • Harrisville State Park will be offering its 10th Annual "Go Get Outdoors" program which is an opportunity for individuals to earn their Hunters Education and International Bow Education Program (IBEP) certificates. This course offers both classroom and hands on safety on various hunting techniques. There will be several knowledgeable instructors available to teach and answer questions. Saturday's class will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday's field class is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required for this event. Call the park at (989) 724-5126.

- OCTOBER -

FRIDAY through SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 - 9

  • Harrisville State Park presents the 5th Annual Haunted Halloween Weekend. Come enjoy a frightfully fun outdoor experience. Weekend activities include children's games, a site decorating contest and trick-or-treating for campground guests, a haunted hayride and spooky haunted trail. Fun for all ages, come and enjoy a great October weekend on the shore of beautiful Lake Huron. This year's event is sponsored by the Harrisville Harbor Grocery. Call (989) 724-5126 for details. All events are free, but a current Recreation Passport is required to enter the state park.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 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.

- NOVEMBER -

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 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.

- DECEMBER -

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 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.


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