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, DECEMBER 11

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.

Friends of the Alcona County Library will meet for lunch at the Alcona Brew Haus in Harrisville at noon.

The Barton City Improvement Association will be judging Christmas decorations in Barton City at 6 p.m. Anyone who would like to help judge the decorations, meet at the fire hall at 6 p.m. For more information, call Arlene Cirillo at (989) 736-3294.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12

TOPS MI 1502 Mikado will meet at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2531 F-32. 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.

St. Andrews Episcopal Church will host a potluck and prayer at 5 p.m. There will be a meal and a short advent service. The church is located at 745 North US-23, Harrisville. For more information, call Jeanne at (989) 724-5090.

A program “Celebrating 150 years of Great Lakes’ Iconic Bulk Freighters” will be presented at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Stephanie Gandulla at (989) 884-6200.

Community Walking Club for everyone will meet at 9 a.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

A holiday concert featuring the Alcona bands and choir will be held at 6 p.m. in the Alcona High School Auditorium. The concert will feature holiday selections performed by the sixth-grade band, seventh-grade band, and the high school band and choir. There will also be a few small ensembles featured at the performance that performed at the District Solo and Ensemble Festival in Beaverton. Admission is free and open to the public.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

Storytime and craft for children at 10:30 a.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Community Christmas Celebration at Harrisville United Methodist Church, 217 North State Street (US-23), at 7 p.m. Musical performances by Kim Casey, Laura Frawley, Lisa Keyser, the children’s choir and the church choir. Bring the kids to hear the Christmas story. Light refreshments will be served.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Recycle Alcona County will hold drop off day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ARA site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Enter and exit through the north gate. For more information, call (989) 724-5077.

The Alcona Food Pantry will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Harrisville United Methodist Church, 217 North State Street (US-23).

There will be a Christmas cookie sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Glennie United Methodist Church on M-65 next to the post office in Glennie. Sponsored by the United Methodist Women.

Annual Christmas Live Nativity at Family Heritage Baptist Church, 4260 M-72, Harrisville, performing one night only from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Twenty-minute tours on the half hour. For more information, call (989) 335-8282.

Alcona County Commission On Aging (ACCOA) Christmas Craft Show and Bake Sale at the Lincoln Senior Center, 207 Church Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (989) 736-8879.

Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas and the Iosco Animal Shelter are hosting the 10th annual Santa Pics with Pets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a $5 charge per picture. Pet buffet table and adoptable pets. All proceeds go to the Iosco County Animal Shelter.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

A Christmas concert featuring the Alcona Community Choir, the Sunrise Ringers, the Alcona High School Choir and others, will be held at the Harrisville United Methodist Church, 217 North State Street (US-23) at 7 p.m.

A Kids Christmas Party will be held at the Barton City Eagles, 671 Sanborn Road from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be gifts, food, and a visit from Santa. Call (989) 736-3050 for details.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 16

All ladies are invited to play bunco at 2:30 p.m. at the Greenbush Township Hall. Beginners are encouraged to participate.

White Pine Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 North Second Street in Harrisville. Join them for fellowship, inspiration and quilting ideas. Call Joanne at (989) 255-7880 for details.

Ukulele jam sessions for all ages and levels at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 2 to 4 p.m. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17

Individuals whose lives are affected by depression or another mental health condition 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 2:30 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.

Knitting Klub and Crochet will meet from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. All levels welcome. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.

The Alcona Book Club will meet at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from noon to 1 p.m. The selection for December is “The Story of Arthur Tuluv” by Elizabeth Berg. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18

Homeschoolers at the library - children of all ages are invited for a fun and educational activity at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street at 1 p.m. For more information, call (989) 724-6796.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19

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 are welcome.

TOPS MI 1502 Mikado will meet at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2531 F-32. 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.

St. Andrews Episcopal Church will host a potluck and prayer at 5 p.m. There will be a meal and a short Advent service. The church is located at 745 North US-23, Harrisville. For more information, call Jeanne at (989) 724-5090.

Community Walking Club for everyone will meet at 9 a.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.

Anyone interested in amateur radio emergency and public service communications is invited to attend the Alcona County Amateur Radio Group meeting at the EMS building located at 2600 East M-72 at 6:30 p.m. Free refreshments will be served. For more information, call Stan at (989) 724-5550 or visit www.alconaradio.org.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20

Storytime and craft for children at 10:30 a.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22

Sunrise Side Strummers ukulele jam session from 2 to 4 p.m. at Wiltse’s Brew Pub, 5606 North F-41 in Oscoda. All levels of ukulele players are welcome. Family and friends are encouraged to come and sing along. There is a $1 donation to defray costs. For more information, call Paula at (989) 724-5080.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 23

Children and teens ages eight to 18 are invited to create a spectacular gingerbread house at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street from 12:30 to 2 p.m. All materials provided free. To register, call (989) 724-6796.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26

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.

Community Walking Club for everyone will meet at 9 a.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27

Storytime and craft for children at 10:30 a.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 West Main Street. Call (989) 724-6796 for details.