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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.

- NOVEMBER -

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29

  • A holiday bazaar and luncheon will be held at the social hall of the First Presbyterian Church located at the corner of Long Rapids Road and US-23 South in Alpena from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bazaar will feature many handmade items and a used book sale. The luncheon will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information, call (989) 354-3381.

- DECEMBER -

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3

  • Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will meet at 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 2900 Connon in Alpena, at the corner of Brooke and Connon near Diamonds Pointe. Lunch will be served. Bring a can for the needy. For more information, call (989) 356-4959 or (989) 727-4080.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5

  • Lincoln's Annual Festival of Lights Celebration. Residents gather at the Fire Hall to welcome Santa Claus, take hayrides and warm by the bonfire. Hot dogs, hot chocolate, coffee and chips are provided by the Lincoln Lions Club. Cash prizes are awarded fro the best outdoor holiday decorations in the Lincoln area.
  • Huron Shores Chorus will present their annual Christmas program "A Silver Christmas" at 7 p.m. at the Oscoda United Methodist Church, 120 West Dwight Avenue in Oscoda. The 42 members of the chorus will perform a mix of seasonal favorites and special selections. There is no admission charge but free will offerings are welcome.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

  • Harrisville's annual Christmas in the Village. There will be a holiday bazaar at Maria Hall, behind St. Anne Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hayrides from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. pick-up and drop-off at the arts council building on Third Street. Children's activities and a visit from Santa Claus from noon to 2 p.m. at the Alcona County Library on M-72 west of the traffic light. For details, contact the Alcona County Chamber of Commerce at (989) 724-5107 or (800) 432-2823.
  • The Northern Lights Christmas Parade. Celebrating the holiday spirit with a lighted parade at dark in downtown Oscoda. For more information, call (989) 739-7322.
  • Take a cookie walk at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 North Second Street in Harrisville beginning at 9 a.m. Lots of goodies including cookies, candy and more. Why bake when you can take a cookie walk and get your holiday treats.
  • A Christmas Bazaar will be held at New Life Lutheran Church located at 25 East Kirche In The Woods in Spruce from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be holiday baked goods, pantry items, handcrafted items, homemade not cards, fresh floral arrangements and much more. A luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (989) 736-7816.
  • The United Methodist Church in Lincoln located at 101 East Main Street is hosting a Christmas Bazaar and Tea from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a cookie sale, handcrafted gifts for children, pets, friends and family. Enjoy a complimentary cup of tea and a sample of homemade cookies.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7

  • A community chorus holiday concert will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the APlex, 701 Woodward Avenue in Alpena. This event is sponsored by the Thunder Bay Arts Council. Admission is by donation.
  • A festive holiday concert, Welcome Yule, will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Alpena High School Auditorium. The celebration begins with Santa Claus greeting the children at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, children and students admitted free. This event is sponsored by Thunder Bay Arts Council. For more information, call (989) 356-6678 or visit www.alpenatbarts.org.
  • Huron Shores Chorus will present their annual Christmas program "A Silver Christmas" at 3 p.m. at Tawas Area Presbyterian Church, 2095 East US-23, East Tawas. The 42 members of the chorus will perform a mix of seasonal favorites and special selections. There is no charge for admission but free will offerings are welcome. Refreshments will be served following the performance.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9

  • Doris Gauthier Historical Day! Visit any branch of the Alcona County Library between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and celebrate the her birthday, the release of her historical booklets and the digitized Alcona County Herald. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.

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.
  • Cub Scout Pack 3093 will hold a returnable can and bottle drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln ARA site located on Barlow Road.
  • 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.
  • A lecture discussing the basics of forest management in the lake states will be held at 10 a.m. at Robert Parks Public Library, 6010 North Skeel Avenue in Oscoda. This event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring questions about how forests and trees are managed for multiple uses. For more information, visit alconaconservation.org or call District Forester Andrew Beebe at (989) 335-1056.
  • A community dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. Family friendly, no partner necessary. Live music. All dances taught. Cost is $5 for adults, admission is free for students with  identification. For more information, visit www.inspirationalcona.org. This event is sponsored by Dance Alcona and The Alcona County Commission On Aging.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17

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

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18

  • The annual Tree of Lights event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 401 2nd Street in Tawas City. This yearly event offers an opportunity for area residents to honor their family, friends and loved ones, or to remember those they have lost. Names of individuals honored for the program will be read as part of the event and the holiday tree will be officially lit for the season. For more information, call ((89) 362-0159. This event is sponsored by St. Joseph Health System Foundation and Hospice.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19

  • A pizza night will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Barton City Eagles, 671 Sanborn Road. All proceeds to benefit Toys for Tots. For more information, contact Shirley at (989) 335-0461.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20

  • Two separate no-cost FCC Technician Level Amateur Radio classes will be held beginning at 9 a.m. at the EMS building located at 2600 East M-72 (south side), six miles west of US-23. Study material must be completed prior to the classes. An FCC exam session for all amateur radio levels will be held immediately following the conclusion of the technician classes. The standard FCC exam fee applies. Contact Stan Darmofal at (989) 724-5550 to obtain additional details and to register for the class and/or exam session.
- JANUARY -

SATURDAY, JANUARY 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) 724-6546.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31

  • Dinner and Dancing for the Arts will be held at the APlex, 701 Woodward Avenue in Alpena. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. followed by dancing at 8 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, call the Thunder Bay Arts Council at (989) 356-6678 or visit their website at www.alpenatbarts.org.
- FEBRUARY -
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 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) 724-6546.
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