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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.

- APRIL - 

SATURDAY, APRIL 18
  • Three children's choirs from Northwestern Michigan College will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Alpena High School in the Beck Auditorium. These choirs, Lyric, Ragazzo and Cantus, include students of elementary through high school age. Admission is $10 for adults. Children and students will be admitted free of charge. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, call (989) 356-6678 or visit www.thunderbayarts.org. This event is sponsored by the Thunder Bay Arts Council.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

  • The Sunrise Ringers will perform a spring concert at 3 p.m. at the Ossineke United Methodist Church located on US-23 south of Ossineke. The music will be both sacred and contemporary. A free will offering will be received. For more information, call Margaret Fox at (989) 736-3025.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

  • A screening of the documentary "The Hunting Ground" will be held at 2 p.m. at  Granum Theater located on the campus of Alpena Community College. There is no charge to attend and there will be a short discussion following the film. For more information, call Rachel Berzack at (989) 356-2560.
  • Author Ron Rademacher will present an entertaining and educational program about unique destinations on the back roads of Michigan. This program will be held at 6 p.m. at Robert J. Parks Library, 6010 Skeel Avenue in Oscoda. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (989) 739-9581.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23

  • A Lake Huron Regional Fishery Workshop will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Camp Inn Lodge, 3111 South US-23, Oscoda. It is free and open to the public. It will provide valuable information for anglers, charter captains, resource professionals and other community members. The workshop will include information and status updates on topics such as fish populations and angler catch data, forage or prey fish surveys and much more. Registration is requested although not required. For more information, contact Brandon Schroeder at (989) 354-9885 or e-mail schroe45@msu.edu.
     

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

  • Alcona GospelFest featuring the ecumenical choir and other local talent will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 217 North State Street (US-23) in Harrisville. Everyone is invited to attend. Donations are welcome. This event is sponsored by Inspiration Alcona. For more information, visit www.inspirationalcona.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

  • The Thunder Bay Island Preservation Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Alpena Yacht Club, 250 Prentiss Street. David Cummins, marine technology program adviser at Alpena Community College, will give a presentation on a marine technology program that is designed for students interested in careers working on the Great Lakes, an ocean-based research vessel or in industries related to the blue economy. Of particular emphasis is ROV (Remote Operated Vehicles) and applied robotics. The public is invited to share in the presentation.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

  • A candlelight vigil will be held at 8 p.m. in the courtyard of the Besser Tech Center located on the campus of Alpena Community College. Vigil programming includes spoken word performances and survival testimonials. This is an event meant for healing, support and solidarity of victims of domestic or sexual violence. It is free and open to the public. If you are a survivor who wishes to speak at the vigil, contact Rachel Berzack at rberzack@shelterincalpena.org or (989) 356-2560.
- MAY -
SATURDAY, MAY 2
  • As a part of the 23rd annual Corsair Concert Series, the Claire Lynch Band will perform at the Tawas United Methodist Church, family center, located on M-55 in Tawas City. Doors open at 7 p.m., show time is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15, advance tickets available at Nordic Sports in East Tawas. For more information, call (989) 362-2001.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 2 - 3
  • The 23rd annual Sunrise Side Woodcarver's Show will be held at Oscoda High School located on River Road west of Oscoda. The show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Carvers from all over the United States get together to exhibit the fine art of intricate woodcarving. For more information, contact Ray Matheson at (989) 362-1486.
MONDAY, MAY 4
  • 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.  

SATURDAY, MAY 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.
  • The North American Migration Count will be held for Alcona County. This is an all-day event at various areas of the county to count birds migrating and on territory. Counts can be made at backyards, bird feeders, lakes and such for any time period during the day. If you would like to participate, call (989) 724-3056 for more information.

FRIDAY, MAY 15

  • The Alcona Master Gardener Association is sponsoring the Smart Gardening Roadshow. Educators Mary Wilson and Rebecca Finneran from MSU Extension bring this fun, informative and exciting seminar to the United Methodist Church in Oscoda. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. To register and get more information, contact Becky Stoddard at (989) 724-5804, e-mail alconamga@gmail.com or visit Alcona Master Gardener Association on Facebook.

SATURDAY, MAY 23

  • A perennial plant sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Depot located on the corner of Lake and Fiske Street in Lincoln. Contact Nick Williams at (989) 727-4080 for details. This event is sponsored by the Alcona Historical Society.

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.
- 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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

- 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

- 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.

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.

- 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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