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  • Dinner & Dancing For the Arts, Alpena, Jan. 31 - Come support the Arts in our community at the Aplex. Tickets $25 per person. Cash bar at 6 pm., dinner at 7 pm., dancing at 8 pm. Classic rock, pop, jazz and country. Proceeds support the programming of the Thunder Bay Arts Council. For more information, call 989-356-6678.
  • Corsair Benefit Concert, Tawas, Jan. 31 - Bluegrass Music at it's best! Tawas United Methodist Church Family Center on M-55 in Tawas City at 7:30 pm. Admission $15.00. Sponsored by the Corsair Trail Council. For more information, call 989-362-2001.
  • Ogemaw Hills Snowmobile Club Open House, West Branch, Jan. 31 - Vintage snowmobiles will be on display from 10 am - 4 pm with a bonfire, hotdogs, guided trail rides and more. This is a free, family focused event and everyone is welcome. Clubhouse is located seven miles north of West Branch on Fairview Road at the corner of Rose City Road. Call Jim at 989-473-3062.
  • AuGres Winterfest, Jan. 31-Feb. 1 - Featuring the AuGres Battle of the Bay III Snowmobile Drag Races, Polar Dip $20 includes T-Shirt and picture, Fishing Contest, Concessions, Warming Area, Soup Cook Off, Music and Entertainment. Craft Show located at the Knight s of Columbus Hall from 10 am-4 pm, lunch available and bake sale. Contact Deb at 248-635-5356. Call the AuGres Chamber for more information 989-876-6688.
  • Benefit Spaghetti Dinner, Tawas, Jan. 31 - This benefit dinner will be held from 4-7 pm at the Tawas Senior Center on Newman Street. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages five and older and $8 for take-out meals. Proceeds to help with medical costs for Dale Evilsizer. For more information, call the senior center at 989-362-6892.
  • AuGres Battle of the Bay III, Polar Splash Festival, AuGres, Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 - NHSRA Racing with Test & Tun at 9 am, racing at 11:30 am, Youth Kitty Cat Poker Run. Sunday start full racing program at 10:30 am on the ice. Specialty classes, improved stock, pro-stock, stock, mods index and outlaw. Spectator admission is by donation. Race location at the mouth of the AuGres River at the end of Main street. Polar Splash festival location at the AuGres City Pavilion. For race information, call 989-314-3147.
  • Michigan Predator Quest, Prescott, Feb. 5-7 - This is a statewide game calling competition that begins Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 pm and ends on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 pm. Final check in at Logan Township Hall, M-55, Prescott at 7 pm sharp! This is a family event with cash prizes, door prizes, and prime rib dinner will be provided after the hunt for the hunters. Additional meals can be purchased for $12.50 per person. Entry fee approx. $50 per hunter with 1-3 man teams (cost dependent upon the number of entries). For hunt application, rules or more information email: or call Kevin (989) 254-9059; Greg (989) 387-2173; Mike (989) 710-1156.
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, West Branch, Feb. 6 & 7 - The Ogemaw Heights Theatrical Troupe presents "Audition for Murder" at the Forward Quality Inn Conference Center. Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm. Cost $30 per person includes three course dinner, beverage and gratuity. Dinner entree choices: apple stuffed pork loin, champagne chicken or maple salmon. Tickets availablein advance at Edith M's in West Branch or at the OHHS office or by calling 989-343-2020, ext. 3157.
  • Snowmobile Safety Class, Oscoda, Feb. 7 - Class will be held from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm at the Robert J. Parks Public Library. It is open to ages 17 and younger. Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space is limited, so pre-register by calling David at 989-739-4711.
  • Perchville USA!, Tawases, Feb. 5-8 - Thursday kicks off the festival with a stag & doe night. Friday the hospitality tent opens with karaoke and DJ entertainment from 5-9 pm and Polar bear Teen Bash Karaoke Party in the family tent from 7-9 pm. Saturday continues with the fishing challenge, bake and book sale, parade, chilly cook-off, polar bear swim and much more. See full schedule at or call the Chamber at 989-362-8643. or Like us on Facebook!
  • Winnie the Pooh, Alpena, Feb. 5-15 - The Thunder Bay Theatre brings this classic tale to life with an an entire cast of young adults and children from Alpena. In this production, Winnie the Pooh finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet, and Rabbit, with his countless relations. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. A perfect show for all ages, make sure you don't miss this one. For more information, call Jeffrey Mindock at (989) 354-2267.
  • Snow Box Derby, Oscoda, Feb. 8 - Sunday at the hill in Old Orchard Park in Oscoda. Everyone is invited to participate, example; businesses, families and kids. Pre-registration is required by calling the Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce at 989-739-7322. Participation is $30 for businesses, $15 for family and adults and $5 for children. Gates open at 10 am on race day. Races start at 12:30 pm. Cash prizes from $25-$100 and trophies and plaques will be awarded to the first through third place finishers.
  • Reel Fun Ice Fishing Tournament, Grand Lake, Feb. 14 - This unique three hour tournament will be held on Saturday on beautiful Grand Lake. With over 1200 pre-drilled holes, only 1,000 tickets will be sold. The top 30 places pay out with prizes that include portable shanties, ice-auger, clothing and gift certificates from Frank's Great Outdoors. And to top it off, this year's first place is 2015 John Deere Gater purchase from Gambles of Alpena. Ticket are available now at Alpena Chamber of Commerce, Clem's Bait and Tackle and Bucks Bait. For more information, visit us on the web at
  • Sweetheart Ball, Standish, Feb. 14 - Northeast Michigan Arts Council is sponsoring this fundraiser from 8 pm - midnight at the Community Building in Pinconning. Music will be provided by Bob Fisher's Out of the Past, a popular big band. Food and beverages will be available. Dress for in Semi formal attire. Tickets are limited and available by calling 989-846-9331.
  • Couples Painting Therapy! Tawas, Feb. 14 - A painting event for couples on Saturday begins at 7 pm at Witz End Center. Cost is $50 per couple. Bring your own bottle and community appetizer. We'll be creating a musical note painting on canvas of favorite music. You can bring your own music sheets or request some from the instructor. Proceeds to benefit K-12 Tawas students whose immediate family members have cancer. For reservations, contact Jolene at (989) 984-2124.
  • Paint & Sip: Painting & Wine, Gladwin, February 20 - Get your paint brushes ready girls! Enjoy our Paint & Sip Event on Friday at 8 pm Two ways to attend, stay with us overnight or not. The Paint & Sip package is just $199 per person and includes: one night stay on Friday, Oasis Spa service, Paint & Sip Class, two glasses of wine, snacks, $20 at Riverwalk Grill and Boutique shopping discounts. To reserve the package, call 989-246-8000. Reservations suggested.
  • Frosty Invitational Golf Outing, Sand Lake, Feb. 21 - This benefit golf outing will take place on the frozen ice of Sand Lake. Registration from 10 am-12:45 pm, cost is $20 per person. Prizes will be awarded. Also turkey bowling starts at 10:30 am for $5. For more information, call the Sand Lake Sports Bar at 989-469-9962
  • Wings of Wellness Bereavement Support Group, Tawas City, Feb. 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Six week session will provide information and support to individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one through a death of any kind. Sessions are held on Monday at the Hospice Angelic Care Office at 1 p.m. Registration required, call 989-362-6600 or toll free at 1-877-362-4141.
  • Back to the 80's, Alpena, Feb. 26 - Mar. 8 - Thunder Bay Theatre performs a musical that is totally awesome from the era that brought the world of The Rubik's Cub, Max Headroom and The Teenage Mutant Nija Turtles. In the style of movies such as Back To The Future, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Karate Kid, Back to the 80's is a nostalgic romp through the greatest hits fo the decade. For tickets and more information, call Jeffrey Mindock at (989) 354-2267.
  • Hot Reads for Cold Nights, Tawas City - This competition is open to anyone and runs through April 30. Participants are asked to pick up a game sheet at the Tawas City Library in order to earn an entry into the contest. Competitors will track their reading for the next several months and fill out the game sheet with titles of the books he or she has read. Participants can turn in their completed game sheets for an entry into the contest which will be held on May 4 for a $50 VISA gift card. For more information, call the library 989-362-6557.
  • Rifle River Folkstrings Concert Series, Standish, Mar. 8, 2015 - at the Northeast Art Center in Standish on Sunday at 2 pm. A community based string band that plays traditional music reflecting American's musical roots with mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, banjo, guitar and assorted acoustic instruments that are interspersed with vocals. Other concerts in the series include Zydeco Ziggie & The Bayou Blasters on Nov. 9; O'Rourke & Zeitler on Jan. 11 and concludes with Equinox on March 8, 2015. All tickets are sold at the door 1:30 pm the day of performance when the box office opens and are priced at $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $4 for students and $2 for children under 12. For more information, contact the center at 989-846-9331.
  • March Scrapbook Retreat, Gladwin, Mar. 6-8 - Get your scrapbooks ready for upcoming family get-togethers at our retreats. Our 3-day, 2 night retreat includes luxurious accommodations, one Oasis Spa service, Friday welcome party, sweet and salty snack bar, Saturday yogurt parfait breakfast bar, $30 at Riverwalk Grill, brightly lit and spacious work room and work table with power strips. Plus, giveaways, vendors and shopping coupons! Limited availability. Reserve 989-246-8000.
  • Spring, Shoes and Sangria! Tawas, Mar. 20 - A painting event for at 7 pm at Witz End Center. Cost is $40 per person. Sangria Bar and bring an appetizer to share. Includes massages too. Proceeds to benefit K-12 Tawas students whose immediate family members have cancer. For reservations, contact Jolene at (989) 984-2124.
  • Frozen Spa Party! Gladwin, Mar. 31 - Bring your princess to Oasis for a Frozen themed spa party. Pamper yourselves with an adult express pedicure and child's pedicure for just $65 or with an adult express manicure and child's manicure for just $45. Plus, while you're here enjoy Frozen Nail Art, fun activities, snacks and beverages. You could dress like your favorite Frozen character for even more fun. Bring your camera to take a photo with Elsa too. Appointments required. Reserve today 989-426-5715.
  • Grief Support Group, Standish - St. Mary's of Michigan/Standish Hospital in partnership with Reverence Home Health & Hospice is offering this support on the first and third Monday of each month. All classes are free to attend and open to the community. Topics and support group format may vary. For more information, contact Sheila Hughes at (989) 846-3441.










  • Northeast Michigan Regional Farm Market, Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. until the fall season (mid October) Located at Gateway Park in Tawas City. Bus service now available from East Tawas to Tawas City Gateway Park. Service runs from 9 am - 12:30 pm on Saturdays only. Stops include the State Dock, Bay Park Towers and Brew Krew. The NEMIR Farm Market is also held on Wednesdays in Oscoda at the AuSable Shoreline Park on US-23. For more information, call 362-3501
  • Alpena's Farmer's Market, Every Wednesday from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. behind the City Hall in Alpena. Get locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, perennials, maple syrup, honey, arts and crafts and more.
  • Music in the Park, East Tawas - Throughout the summer on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at the East Tawas City Park on US-23. The members of the Tawas Community Concert Band will musically entertain you with music from the past and present.
  • Music in the Park, Alpena - Everyone is welcome to the Alpena City Band Concerts on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Bayview Park Bandshell on State Street. The show is free, bring a blanket or lawn chair.
  • Rose Valley Winery, located on Beechwood Road in Rose City   – Open Friday – Monday or by appointment. Pick up our wine at some of these outlets. Brew Krew in East Tawas, Kocher’s Market in Hale and Rose City Meat and Deli or at the store. Stop in for a wine tasting today. Check us out on the web at or call 989-685-9399.
  • Iosco County Historical Museum, East Tawas – Area history in every corner. Come in and enjoy a step back in time. Hours of operation Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 1-4 p.m. Call for more information 989-362-8911 or visit us at
  • Tawas Bay Players Community Theatre, East Tawas – Music and comedy will fill the play bill for the season. For a small theatre the shows pack a punch! Experienced local thespians and musicians are sure to tickle your fancy at tone of four regular shows. For more information or tickets, call 989-362-8423 or check out our website 
  • Shoreline Players Community Theatre, Oscoda – This non-profit organization’s goal is to promote interest in theatre by presenting theatrical productions and training in theatre arts, play direction, acting, costuming, make-up, and scenery construction & design. For current shows and tickets, call 989-739-3586 and make sure to log onto
  • Arenac County Historical Museum, AuGres – Located at 304 E Michigan Ave, will be open every Saturday an Sunday through Labor Day weekend from 1-4 p.m. If you need to get in any other time, please call 876-7029.
  • Wurtsmith Air Museum, Oscoda - The museum consists of three hangers of history, including our new "Wurtsmith Room", military artifacts, static aircraft and a gift shop. The museum is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. until mid-September. Admission charges are $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12 years, and children under 5 years are free. The museum is air-conditioned and handicap accessible. Call 989-739-7555 during museum hours for more information.
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