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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.

- SEPTEMBER -

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

  • The Alcona Conservation District will host a work-day at Oscoda's River Bank Park at 9 a.m. This is part of an ongoing project and will focus on controlling invasive vegetation and prepping planting sites for the following spring. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Andrew Beebe at ((89) 724-5272.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

  • A new historical sign honoring Black River and in memory of David Tacia will be dedicated at 1 p.m. at the Alcona Township Park Pavilion. The program will be followed by a free picnic lunch for all attendees. For more information, call Lynn at (989) 724-7902. This event is sponsored by the Alcona Historical Society.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

  • Visit the Black Bear Capitol of Michigan for the annual Black Bear Festival in Curran. Events include a craft show, parade, car show, tractor event, wildlife displays and more at the Mitchell Township Hall (located on Tower Road). For more information, visit www.curranblackbearfestival.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

  • A program featuring Napoleon Paul "Nip" Barrel, Alcona County's Native American pro-football player, will be presented by Marcia Simmons at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Senior Center located at 207 Church Street in Lincoln. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Lynn at (989) 724-7902. This event is sponsored by the Alcona Historical Society and Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society.

- OCTOBER -
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 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) 724-6546.
  • Cub Scout Pack 3093 of Harrisville will hold a returnable can and bottle drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln ARA site on Barlow Road.
  • The Harrisville State Park will host the second annual Haunted Halloween Weekend. Weekend activities include children's games, a site decorating contest and trick-or-treating for campground guests, a haunted hayride and a spooky haunted trail. A Recreation Pass is required for entry. For more information, call the Harrisville State Park at (989) 724-5126.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16

  • A unique grief support group "Piecing Memories Together" will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2078 M-32 West in Alpena. Participants will have the opportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable remembrance bear from an article of their loved one's clothing. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required. Space is limited. To register, call (800) 664-8587.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

  • The Magic of Bill Blagg, an action packed evening of grand scale magic will be presented at the Kirtland Center for Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Come dressed for the Haunted Trick or Treat Costume Contest. For tickets and information, visit www.kirtlandcenter.com or call (989) 275-6777.
  • The 12th Annual Pigs 'n Heat benefit hockey game will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Northern Lights Arena in Alpena. Police and firemen will take to the ice to raise proceeds to benefit the Children's Advocacy Center of Northeast Michigan. The event is free.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

  • A unique grief support group "Piecing Memories Together" will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2078 M-32 West in Alpena. Participants will have the opportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable remembrance bear from an article of their loved one's clothing. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required. Space is limited. To register, call (800) 664-8587.
  • The Sunrise Side Arts and Culture Summit will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan located at 491 Johnson Street in Alpena. Keynote speaker will be Denise Cline, specialist for NEMCOG and community planner for the US-23 Heritage Route. Breakout sessions include utilizing the grant center, Marketing 101 and placing events on the heritage route website. To register, send an e-mail to office@artownmichigan.org or visit artownmichigan.org.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

  • A unique grief support group "Piecing Memories Together" will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2078 M-32 West in Alpena. Participants will have the opportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable remembrance bear from an article of their loved one's clothing. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required. Space is limited. To register, call (800) 664-8587.

- NOVEMBER -

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

  • A unique grief support group "Piecing Memories Together" will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2078 M-32 West in Alpena. Participants will have the opportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable remembrance bear from an article of their loved one's clothing. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required. Space is limited. To register, call (800) 664-8587.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 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) 724-6546.
  • Cub Scout Pack 3093 of Harrisville will hold a returnable can and bottle drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln ARA site on Barlow Road.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13

  • A unique grief support group "Piecing Memories Together" will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2078 M-32 West in Alpena. Participants will have the opportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable remembrance bear from an article of their loved one's clothing. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required. Space is limited. To register, call (800) 664-8587.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

  • Casey Abrams, multi-instrumentalist and American Idol favorite, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Kirtland Center for Performing Arts. For tickets and information, visit www.kirtlandcenter.com or call (989) 275-6777.

- DECEMBER -
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.
- 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.
- 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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