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Calendar of Events

(Editor’s Note: Entries for Calendar are always welcome. They will be published in chronological order as space allows. Entries should be turned in at least two weeks prior to the date of the event. Events sponsored by businesses or individuals to make a profit or governmental units for meeting notification are not eligible for this free public service. Sorry, bingo, garage sales, raffle ticket sales, or political campaigning information is not eligible.)


WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

There will be a live animal presentation by Ark Animal Encounters at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Discover how animals adapt as the earth turns from day to night and back again. The first show is at 10 a.m. and the second show at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.

Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. A performance by the Oxymoron Band will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. To be comfortable, bring chairs or blankets. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.

Underwater Robotics 101 Drop In – Learn how to construct an underwater ROV. Pilot that creation in the Makerspace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn about how these vehicles are used for science and study. This program is free and all ages are welcome to attend at the Great Lake Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. Call Stephanie Gandulla at (989) 884-6200 for details.

Needle crafters are making hats, scarves and more at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bring necessary supplies. Items made will be donated to local organizations for distribution.

Alcona woodcarvers will meet from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the upstairs hall at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. All levels of woodcarvers including beginners are welcome.


THURSDAY, JULY 18

Join fellow comrades at the veteran’s coffee hour from 9 to 11 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 North Second Street in Harrisville. All veterans welcome.

Sanctuary Cinema Series – “Big Brownie-The O’fish’al Story,” follows the forty-year run of the Michigan Brown Trout Festival, the country’s longest running blue water festival. The documentary will be shown at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Call (989) 884-6200 for details.

Community Walking Club for everyone will meet at 9 a.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Enjoy a fresh fruit frenzy at the library after the walk.

Enjoy a newly released DVD and theater-style popcorn at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street at 2 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

TOPS MI 1502 Mikado will meet at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2531 F-30 in Mikado. Weigh-in starts at 9:10 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. First meeting is free. Handicap accessible. Call (989) 736-8022, (989) 335-1107 or (989) 739-8600 for details.


FRIDAY, JULY 19

Storytime and craft for children at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Local author, T. A. Galloway, will be presenting and reading a copy of his book “Encounter at River’s Edge” at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street at 2 p.m. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.

Swiss steak dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Alcona Masonic Lodge, 316 East Traverse Bay in Lincoln. Cost is $12 for adults, kids 12 and under half price.

Reformers Unanimous, a faith-based addictions recovery program, will meet at the Greenbush Community Baptist Church, 2430 South State Street in Greenbush at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Wayne Whitten at (989) 335-0172.


SATURDAY, JULY 20

The 25th annual Sunrise Side Wine and Food Festival from noon to 6 p.m. at the Harrisville Harbor. Featuring Michigan vintners, breweries serving wine and beer, and food from local restaurants. Visit www.alconacountychamberofcommerce.com or call (989) 724-5107 for details.

“Schooner Captain,” presented by Michael Deren. In this program, Deren plays a schooner captain of 1875 as he sails the Great Lakes delivering passengers and cargo to ports from Buffalo to Chicago and Duluth. Using a button accordion and concertina he shares the songs, history and resources of the Great Lakes region. This event is free and open to the public. It will be held at Lumbermans Monument located 15 west of Oscoda on River Road at 1 p.m. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse tower will be open from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is a $3 fee to climb. Children must be 48 inches tall and be accompanied by an adult. The lighthouse is located at 6071 Point Road north of Harrisville. For more information, call (989) 724-6297.

Roast pork and turkey dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 5462 West Nicholson Hill Road in Hubbard Lake. Cost is $12 per person, $5 for children ages five through 12, under five eat for free. Dine in air conditioned comfort, wheelchair accessible. Take-outs available. All proceeds go to “Build Hope.”

An open house for artist of the month Bill Kehoe will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dragonfly Art Gallery, 116 East Main Street in Harrisville. Call Lynne at (989) 464-7306 for details.

Underwater Robotics 101 Drop In – Learn how to construct an underwater ROV. Pilot that creation in the Makerspace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn about how these vehicles are used for science and study. This program is free and all ages are welcome to attend at the Great Lake Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. Call Stephanie Gandulla at (989) 884-6200 for details.

The Craftmakers’ Cabin will host a craft supplies trunk sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 106 South State Street in Harrisville.

The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Everything is local products.

Get “Hooked on Music” at the big tent at the Brown Trout Festival from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. This benefit to support the Thunder Bay Arts Council’s youth initiative will feature local bands including, High Speed, Bobbing for Piranhas and Whiskey Fixx. Admission fee is $5 per person. For more information, call the Thunder Bay Arts Council at (989) 356-6678 or visit www.thunderbayarts.org.

43rd annual Fine Arts and Craft Show at Bay View Park on State and Prentiss streets in Alpena from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artists and crafters will showcase their creations in this juried event. Music provided at 1 p.m. both days, and a variety of food will be available. For more information, call (989) 356-6678 or visit thunderbayarts.org.

A euchre tournament will be held at the Greenbush Township Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with play starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the Greenbush Historical Society.


SUNDAY, JULY 21

Join the Ukulele Sunrise Side Strummers at the Bobcat Bar and Grill, 1981 South US-23 in Greenbush from 6 to 8 p.m. All levels of ukulele players are welcome. There will be a $1 collection to defray costs. Call Irv at (989) 724-7410 for details.

43rd annual Fine Arts and Craft Show at Bay View Park on State and Prentiss streets in Alpena from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists and crafters will showcase their creations in this juried event. Music provided at 1 p.m. both days, and a variety of food will be available. For more information, call (989) 356-6678 or visit thunderbayarts.org.


MONDAY, JULY 22

“Ugly Produce and How to Use It” with Adam Beckta. Learn the truth about common flaws in produce and discover why they aren’t the end of the world. This program will be held at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street at 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.


TUESDAY, JULY 23

Kids Day! The white-tailed deer is Michigan’s state mammal. Learn all about the habitat, diet and lives of our local deer. This event is free and open to the public. It will be held at 1 p.m. at Lumbermans Monument located 15 west of Oscoda on River Road. Call (989) 362-8961 for details.

Individuals whose lives are affected by depression or another mental health conditions are welcome to attend Fresh Hope, a Christian-based support group for those with mental health challenges. Loved ones are also welcome. Meetings are from 1 to 2:15 p.m. at the Old Stone Church on the corner of Shaw and Poor Farm roads, Harrisville. For more information, contact Claire at (989) 724-6665.

Ukulele lessons for beginners of all ages at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 10 to 11 a.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Learn how to make noodles from scratch at a Pasta Party at the Mikado branch of the Alcona County Library, 2291 South F-41 from 2 to 4 p.m. Recommended ages level eight to 18 years. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Euchre players will meet at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street at 1 p.m. Call (989) 736-8879 for details.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

Sunrise Community Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hubbard Lake Bible Church, 13508 Hubbard Lake Road, Hubbard Lake. Clients are asked to come only one time per month and must be present to receive food. The pantry accepts clients regardless of county of residence. Identification is required. Bring a box or bag. For more information, call (989) 727-3606.

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. To be comfortable, bring chairs or blankets. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.

“The Night Sky on a Clear Night.” A program full of stardust and wonder for kids of all ages presented by Besser Museum’s planetarium instructor at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street at 1:30 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Needle crafters are making hats, scarves and more at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bring necessary supplies. Items made will be donated to local organizations for distribution.

Alcona woodcarvers will meet from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the upstairs hall at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. All levels of woodcarvers including beginners are welcome.

Tele-connect with professionals aboard the exploration vessel Nautilus while they explore the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. Learn about their scientific research as they travel around the Pacific Ocean investigating the seafloor and other deep sea phenomena. This event will be held from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. Call (989) 884-6219 for details.


THURSDAY, JULY 25

Community Walking Club for everyone will meet at 9 a.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Enjoy a fresh fruit frenzy at the library after the walk.

Enjoy a newly released DVD and theater-style popcorn at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street at 2 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Alcona retirees will meet for a potluck lunch and bingo at noon at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. Bring a dish to pass. Call (989) 736-8879 for details.

TOPS MI 1502 Mikado will meet at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2531 F-30 in Mikado. Weigh-in starts at 9:10 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. First meeting is free. Handicap accessible. Call (989) 736-8022, (989) 335-1107 or (989) 739-8600 for details.

A concert featuring the Appalachian Bible College Gospel Heralds, a nine-member ensemble of young people, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 2902 East F-30 in Mikado. This event is free and open to the public. Call (989) 736-8345 for details.

The Harrisville Lady Lions will meet at the Red Rooster Restaurant in Greenbush at 5:30 p.m. All ladies welcome. Dinner choice fish and chips or chef salad. Call Mary at (989) 335-0293 for details.

Sanctuary Lecture Series: Captain Kidd and the Golden Age of Piracy. Join the sanctuary for another adventure in maritime history -- an exploration of Captain Kidd’s 1699 shipwreck, the Quedagh Merchant, and the efforts to preserve its rich history. Professor Charles Beeker, archaeologist and director of Indiana University’s Center for Underwater Science and Academic Diving Program, will discuss the development of the Living Museums in the Sea (LMS) model and its implementation around the Dominican Republic. This program is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena.


FRIDAY, JULY 26

Storytime and craft for children at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Reformers Unanimous, a faith-based addictions recovery program, will meet at the Greenbush Community Baptist Church, 2430 South State Street in Greenbush at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Wayne Whitten at (989) 335-0172.


SATURDAY, JULY 27

The Sunrise Gardening Club 16th annual Garden Walk featuring “The Gardens of Hubbard Lake” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are $10 per person, children under the age of 12 are free. Tickets available after July 8 at the Craftmakers’ Cabin in Harrisville and the Caledonia branch of the Alcona County Library in Hubbard lake. Tickets will be sold on the day of the walk from 9 a.m. to noon at the Craftmakers’ Cabin in Harrisville and the Stone Bar and Grill in Hubbard Lake. For more information and phone orders, call (910) 691-7735.

Hike the Discovery Trail with a Ranger at Lumbermans Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. Learn about forest management, local wildlife and plant life. The hike begins at 11 a.m. and will finish at the sand dune overlook. For more information, call (989) 362-8961.

Underwater Robotics 101 Drop In – Learn how to construct an underwater ROV. Pilot that creation in the Makerspace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn about how these vehicles are used for science and study. This program is free and all ages are welcome to attend at the Great Lake Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. Call Stephanie Gandulla at (989) 884-6200 for details.

The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Everything is local products.

Join Rev. Don Galardi for a presentation and discussion of Matthew 24 and the book of Revelation, a biblical view of the end of times. This event will be held at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 6012 North Skeel Avenue in Oscoda at 10 a.m.


MONDAY, JULY 29

Ukulele jam session for all ages and levels from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.


TUESDAY, JULY 30

Learn how to make noodles from scratch at a Pasta Party at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 2 to 4 p.m. Recommended ages level eight to 18 years. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Kids Day! Come and celebrate bees, butterflies, and other great pollinators. Build a food web, explore the pollinator gardens, and learn about why we all need bees and butterflies. This event is free and open to the public. It will be held at 1 p.m. at Lumbermans Monument located 15 miles west of Oscoda on River Road. Call (989) 362-8961 for details.

Individuals whose lives are affected by depression or another mental health conditions are welcome to attend Fresh Hope, a Christian-based support group for those with mental health challenges. Loved ones are also welcome. Meetings are from 1 to 2:15 p.m. at the Old Stone Church on the corner of Shaw and Poor Farm roads, Harrisville. For more information, contact Claire at (989) 724-6665.

Ukulele lessons for beginners of all ages at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 10 to 11 a.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Euchre players will meet at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street at 1 p.m. Call (989) 736-8879 for details.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

Enjoy live music on the edge of Lake Huron with the annual summer concert series at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. A performance by the Jon Archambault Band will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is on the lawn. To be comfortable, bring chairs or blankets. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact the City of Harrisville at (989) 724-6666.

Ming the Magician in the Kitchen, will be at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street at 1:30 p.m. Watch and learn how to make egg rolls as served in his family’s restaurants. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.

Underwater Robotics 101 Drop In – Learn how to construct an underwater ROV. Pilot that creation in the Makerspace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn about how these vehicles are used for science and study. This program is free and all ages are welcome to attend at the Great Lake Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. Call Stephanie Gandulla at (989) 884-6200 for details.

Needle crafters are making hats, scarves and more at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bring necessary supplies. Items made will be donated to local organizations for distribution.

Alcona woodcarvers will meet from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the upstairs hall at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. All levels of woodcarvers including beginners are welcome.

Tele-connect with professionals aboard the exploration vessel Nautilus while they explore the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. Learn about their scientific research as they travel around the Pacific Ocean investigating the seafloor and other deep sea phenomena. This event will be held from 3 to 3:30 p.m. at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. Call (989) 884-6219 for details.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

Join fellow comrades at the veteran’s coffee hour from 9 to 11 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 North Second Street in Harrisville. All veterans welcome.

TOPS MI 1502 Mikado will meet at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2531 F-30 in Mikado. Weigh-in starts at 9:10 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. First meeting is free. Handicap accessible. Call (989) 736-8022, (989) 335-1107 or (989) 739-8600 for details.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

Join local musicians in a casual jam session at the Harrisville United Methodist Church (fellowship hall), 217 North State Street at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served during this free event. This friendly get-together is co-sponsored by the church and Inspiration Alcona.

Reformers Unanimous, a faith-based addictions recovery program, will meet at the Greenbush Community Baptist Church, 2430 South State Street in Greenbush at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Wayne Whitten at (989) 335-0172.

A fish fry will be held at the American Legion located at 2205 Alger Street in Mikado from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages six to 12 and no charge for children ages five and younger. Call (989) 736-9526 for details.

Project KidSight Screening for children ages one through six (and a little older), from 1 to 4 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 Second Street in Harrisville. The Lions of Michigan Foundation is offering this free testing which will indicate if a child needs a referral to an ophthalmologist or optometrist for further diagnosis. Refreshments will be available to those waiting their turn.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse tower will be open from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is a $3 fee to climb. Children must be 48 inches tall and be accompanied by an adult. The lighthouse is located at 6071 Point Road north of Harrisville. For more information, call (989) 724-6297.

Underwater Robotics 101 Drop In – Learn how to construct an underwater ROV. Pilot that creation in the Makerspace test tank to complete underwater missions and learn about how these vehicles are used for science and study. This program is free and all ages are welcome to attend at the Great Lake Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. Call Stephanie Gandulla at (989) 884-6200 for details.

The third annual fundraiser to support Harrisville’s non-profit, all volunteer community radio station WXFT-LP, will be held at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street. Eight musical acts will perform from 4 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit www.979harrisville.org.

A corn hole tournament to support Suicide Prevention will be held at the Barton City Township Park starting at 9 a.m. Contact Bill Lossing at (989) 335-3895 for details. Sponsored by the Barton City Improvement Association.

The ARA Farm Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Everything is local products.

Learn outdoor recreation skills such as pitching a tent, building a campfire, using a compass and map, and basic water safety at the Harrisville State Park Explorer Den from 3 to 5 p.m. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Call (989) 724-5126 for details.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

Join the Ukulele Sunrise Side Strummers at the Bobcat Bar and Grill, 1981 South US-23 in Greenbush from 6 to 8 p.m. All levels of ukulele players are welcome. There will be a $1 collection to defray costs. Call Irv at (989) 724-7410 for details.

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