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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 -

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

  • William Kamkwamba will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. at Alpena High School, 3303 South 3rd Avenue in Alpena. His book, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," co-authored with Bryan Mealer will be the topic of discussion. There are three versions of the book - one for adult readers, a young adult version and a picture book for children. All three versions are available in the library's collection.  Call (989) 356-6188 for more information.The community

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

  • The community is invited to a Tail Gate at the Alcona Tigers Homecoming Football Game versus the Oscoda Owls from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Game time is at 7 p.m. A barbecued pulled pork sandwich and meal will be served at the Tail Gate. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 students, five and under are free. All proceeds benefit the Alcona FFA Alumni Association.

- OCTOBER -

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

  • Fall Harvest Fossil Fest at Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, 491 Johnson Street in Alpena from noon to 4 p.m. Free admission to a classic car show, quarry tours to Specification Stone Products and Lafarge; cider press and antique tractors, old fashioned games with the Girl Scouts in the historic Spratt Church, live music, Katherine V boat tours, food, children's activities and much more.

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.
  • Super Saturday Kids Day Event will be held from 10 a.m.t o 1 p.m. at the Hale Assembly of God Church, 3716 North M-65 in Hale for children five years old through the eighth grade. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and parents may leave after registration and return at 1 p.m. or stay for the day. The theme is "Fall Fest" with all sorts of fall related stories, crafts, activities and games. This event is open to the public and absolutely free of charge. For details, visit www.HaleAG.org or call (989) 728-4616.
  • There will be a dark sky lecture by Michael Wassegijig Price at 1 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. No registration is required for this free event. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.
  • A fall mushroom hunt will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a forest on Bischoff Road in Tawas City. Using GPS, Anderson Road is the cross street or use GPS addresses 1561 through 1799. A specialist from the Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club will be on hand to educate and identify collected mushrooms. Dress for the weather. Port-a-jons on-site. No charge, open to the public. For an interactive map visit www.alconaconservation.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

  • A Sweetest Day dance will be held at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Harrisville. Singles or couples and all ages welcome. Cost is $5 per person in advance or $10 at the door. Refresher ballroom class before the dance at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets, call (989) 724-5450.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

  • Finding family with DNA testing, presented by Richard Hill from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Robert J. Parks Library, 6010 North Skeel Avenue in Oscoda. After a break for lunch, there will be an opportunity to ask specific research questions relating to DNA testing. There is no cost but registration is required. Bring a brown bag lunch, dessert and water provided. Call (989) 739-9581 to register. Sponsored by the Huron Shores Genealogical Society.

- 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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