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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 12
  • Two hours of fun, hands-on science and discover, explore and experience the wonders of science through stem-based experiments at Besser Museum, 491 Johnson Street, Alpena from noon to 2 p.m. Fun for the whole family. Experiments suitable for all ages. For more information, call (989) 356-2202.
  • Free introductory talk on Eckankar, "How to get Answers from God through Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel", at 2 p.m. at the AMA-ESD building located at 2118 US-23 South, Alpena. For more information, call (989) 808-3618.
  • A fruit tree grafting workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. The workshop includes lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience using different grafting and budding techniques. Each participant will graft three dwarf apple trees to keep and will be given guidance on their post-grafting care. Cost is $25 per person. Space is very limited. Only fully-paid reservations will be accepted on a first-come basis. For more information, the Alcona Conservation District at (989) 724-5272.
  • 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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 13
  • Adults and children of all ages are invited to Northern Lights Arena for spring glow skating from 4 to 6 p.m., located at 751 Woodward Avenue, Alpena. Admission is $5 per skater and you can bring your own skates or rent skates for $2. Glow accessories will be available for purchase. Neon and black light attire is encouraged.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16
  • 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, call (800) 733-2767.
SATURDAY, APRIL 19
  • An Easter egg hunt will be held starting at 11 a.m. at New Life Lutheran Church, 25 Kirche In The Woods, Spruce. Meet Ester the Easter Bunny. There will be crafts, games, prizes and fun for children of all ages.
  • A multi-sensory, interactive walk through the Stations of the Cross will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at TriPoint Church of God, 500 South Brooke Street, Alpena. This event is open to the public. For more information, call (989) 356-2021.
  • A community contra dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 727 South Second Avenue, Alpena. Beginners welcome, all dances taught. Basics for new dancers and warm-up from 7 to 8 p.m. Welcome to bring a snack to share at bread. Admission is $5, no charge for students with identification. This event is sponsored by Inspiration Alcona and Thunder Bay Folk Society.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23
  • A blood drive will be held from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the St. Bernard Catholic Church, 322 West Chisholm Street, Alpena. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information, call (800) 733-2767.
THURSDAY, APRIL 24
  • Participants of a unique grief support group will have the ooportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable "Remembrance Bear" from an article of their loved one's clothing. This group will meet grom 6 to 8 p.m. at 2078 M-32 West, Alpena. Space is limited. To register, call (800) 664-8587. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25
  • Comedy night with featured comedian Michael Joiner will be held at 7 p.m. at Alpena High School Auditorium. Fun for the whole family. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students at the door. This event is sponsored by TriPoint Church of God. For more information, call (989) 356-2021.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
  • A free family fun fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oscoda High School, 3550 River Road. Recommended for families with children ages zero to 10. In addition to a free lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., there will be magic shows, face painting, car seat safety checks, door prizes and much more. Hosted by the Grace Community Evangelical Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Pastor Dale Robertson at (989) 739-3424.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27
  • A spring concert of sacred and contemporary music performed by the Sunrise Ringers and the choir will be held at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 202 Main Street, Lincoln. A free will offering will be received. For more information, call Margaret Fox at (989) 736-3025.
TUESDAY, APRIL 29
  • Broadband and internet access in Alcona County will be the topic for a community forum beginning at 6 p..m at the Alcona Schools Board of Education meeting room, 51 North Barlow Road. A panel of internet service providers, experts and supporting organizations will present information about current and future broadband access in Alcona County.

- MAY -
THURSDAY, MAY 1
  • Participants of a unique grief support group will have the opportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable "Remembrance Bear" from an article of their loved ones clothing. This group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2078 M-32 West, Alpena. Space is limited. To register, call 800-664-8587. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required.
THURSDAY, MAY 8
  • Participants of a unique grief support group will have the opportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable "Remembrance Bear" from an article of their loved ones clothing. This group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2078 M-32 West, Alpena. Space is limited. To register, call 800-664-8587. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required.
SATURDAY, MAY 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.
SUNDAY, MAY 11
  • Adults and children of all ages are invited to Northern Lights Arena for spring glow skating from 4 to 6 p.m., located at 751 Woodward Avenue, Alpena. Admission is $5 per skater and you can bring your own skates or rent skates for $2. Glow accessories will be available for purchase. Neon and black light attire is encouraged.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14
  • A blood drive will be held from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1600 West Chisholm Street, Alpena. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. For more information, call (800) 733-2767.
THURSDAY, MAY 15
  • Participants of a unique grief support group will have the opportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable "Remembrance Bear" from an article of their loved ones clothing. This group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2078 M-32 West, Alpena. Space is limited. To register, call 800-664-8587. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required.
THURSDAY, MAY 15-SUNDAY, MAY 18
  • The 9th annual Tawas Point Birding Festival is a great time to hone your birding skills and get updates on Michigan avian conservation efforts. Festival headquarters will be based at the Tawas Bay Beach Resort, 300 East Bay Street (US-23). The 2014 festival will be complimented by the concurrent hosting of the Michigan Audubon annual conference. For more information, contact Mallory King at (517) 641-4277.
SATURDAY, MAY 17
  • A 5K walk or run will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise funds for the Walk Me Home program which supports foster care in Michigan. Create a team of family members, classmates, friends or business associates and meet at the Duck Park, 1510 West Chisholm Street, Alpena. For more information, call (989) 356-4567.
SUNDAY, MAY 18
  • A golf event fundraiser for the SFC Mark W. Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held at Eagle Ridge Golf Club, 3501 M-65, Glennie. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., shotgun start at 9 am. For more information, reservations and sponsorship opportunities, call (989) 305-5378.
THURSDAY, MAY 22
  • Participants of a unique grief support group will have the opportunity to share and learn with others experiencing grief and make a huggable "Remembrance Bear" from an article of their loved ones clothing. This group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2078 M-32 West, Alpena. Space is limited. To register, call 800-664-8587. There is no fee and sewing experience is not required.
SATURDAY, MAY, 31
  • Breeze on the Bay Kite Festival at East Tawas Harbor Park on US-23. This event is sponsored by Kiteman Jacks, East Tawas City Park and Harbor of Refuge. For more information, call (810) 653-3633 or e-mail kitemanjacks@aol.com.

- JUNE -
SATURDAY, JUNE 14
  • The 9th Annual Brownlee Lake Association Best Ball Golf Outing will be held at Eagle Ridge Golf Club, 3501 State Road (M-65), Glennie. Shotgun start at 11 a.m., 18 holes with cart. Dinner to follow in the clubhouse. All proceeds are tax deductible and will go to the preservation of Brownlee Lake in Lincoln. For more information, contact Debbie Shaneour at shaneourdt@sbcglobal.net or call 989-736-8346.
  • 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.

- JULY -
SATURDAY, JULY 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) 724-6546.

- AUGUST -
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2
  • A boat parade of lights will be held at dusk on Brownlee Lake in Lincoln. Places to park and watch are at the boat launch, beach, parkway on North Sleeper Drive and the roads around the lake. All suitable boats are welcome with a $10 entry fee, you don't have to be a member to enter. Prizes will be awarded for first through third place and best decorated boat. For more information, contact Sandy Lawford at sandyatpd@aol.com or call 520-909-9372. This event is sponsored by the Brownlee Lake Association.
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 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) 724-6546.

- SEPTEMBER -
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 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.

- 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.

- NOVEMBER -
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.

- 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.


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