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  • Benefit Concert for Paralyzed Veterans of America, Tawas, April 17 - 6-10 pm at the Tawas Area High School on M-55 in Tawas City. Flipside will perform along iwth other local talent. Tickets are $10 each and available at the door.
  • Car Seat Inspections, East Tawas, April 18 – Make sure your child’s car seat in properly installed. Inspections will be held, free of charge and open to the public, at the East Tawas Fire Department from 11 am – 3 pm on Saturday. The fire department is located on the corner of Westover and Main Streets in East Tawas, behind Ben Franklin.  For more information, call Mary at (989) 254-2426.

  • Spring Rummage Sale, Hale, April 18 - Everyone is welcome from 9 am - 2 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church on M-65. Gag Sale, 1 bag for just $3 or 2 bags for $5. Lunch and dessert will be available.

  • Indoor Snowmobile Show and Swap, Alpena, April 18 - Northern Lights Arena from 10 am - 7 pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Ducks Unlimited Spring Banquet, Oscoda, April 18 - The AuSable Valley Chapter will host their annual banquet at 6 pm at the American Legion Hall on US-23 in Oscoda. Tickets are $50 for a single, $75 for a couple. Call 989-305-6774 for more information.

  • Shoreline Players Theater presents "Wait Until Dark", April 18 - This unique opportunity, ONE DAY ONLY, to purchase two tickets for the p rice of one for the upcoming stage production "Wait Until Dark" to be shown April 24, 25, 26 and May 1, 2,3. Tickets bought on April 18 will be valid for any of the above dates. Adult tickets are $10 and studetn tickets are $5. The box office is located inside the theater.

  • Salvation Army Donation Truck, Ossineke, April 18 - The Salvation Army of Alpena is holding a special donations event today from 10 am - 2 pm. Their truck will be parked at Connie's Cafe in Ossineke and you are encouraged to drop off your re-sellable items. All donations are tax deductible. If you'd like to donate appliance or funrniture, please call 356-4419 to arrange pickup. Otherwise bring doantion items to Connie's Cafe.

  • Spring Strings Jamboree, Rose City, April 18 - Sponsored by the AuSable Valley Nor'easter Association of folk.Will be held Saturday at Rose Valley Lanes Bar & Grill. Two bands from Michigan will perform. Cost is by doantion. Silent auction and raffles. Proceeds to guitars fro kids music and art scholarships and Nor'easter Music and Art Festival

  • Handbell Choir Concert, Ossineke, April 19 - The sunrise Ringers, a community handbell group with members from Oscoda to Alpena, will perform its spring concert on Sunday. The public may attend the free 3 p.m. concert which will be held in the sanctuary of Ossineke United Methodist Church. The church is located at 13095 US-23, south of Ossineke. Music will both sacred and contemporary, with Susan Armstrong playing special music on the piano. A freewill offering will be received during the event. Additional information is available by calling Margaret Fox, director, at 736-3025.

  • Thunder Bay Theater presents, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change", Alpena, April 16-May 3 - Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are still availabelbut going fast, so call 989-354-2267 now to make sure your favorite seats are reserved.

  • Logging in Michigan program, Tawas, April 22 - Iosco County Historical Society will host Eric Jylha when he presents "Logging in Michigan" beginning at 7 pm at the Iosco County Historical Museum in East Tawas. The program is free. For more inforamtion about the program, contact the museum at 989-362-8911.

  • Do's and Don't's of Grocery Shopping, Standish, April 23 - at St. Mary's of Michigan Standish Hospital West Conference Room. Mallori Dzurka, registered dietitian will conduct the presentation. RSVP by calling 989-846-3445.

  • Iosco Conservation District Annual Tree Sale & Mini Craft Show, Tawas, April 24 & 25 - Orders for trees must be in by April 5 but there will be trees and bushes available at the mini craft show. Order your shrubs, deciduous, fruit trees by stopping by the office at 190 M-55 Tawas City or visit the website at Call (989) 362-2591 for more information.
  • Make it, Take it, Workshop, Whittemore, April 23 - Master Gardener Karen Otwell will teach you how to make non-toxic cleaning products using common ingredients in your home. You will be able to take home samples. Class will be held Thursday from 7-8:30 pm at teh Whittemore Chamber of Commerce. Limited to 25, refreshments served. Registration required, call 989-756-3186. Co-sponsored by the friends of the Whittemore library
  • Chorus and Cavas, April 24 & 26 - Please join the celebration of nature's beauty through inspiring choral music and visual art. Featured Artist Lori Henderson Bayn. Action of works benefitting area schools fine arts departments immediately following the concert. Performances will be held on Friday at 7 pm at Oscoda United Methodist Church on Dwight Ave. and Sunday at 3 pm at Tawas Area Presbyterian Church, East Tawas.
  • Family Fun Fair, Oscoda, April 25 - Join us for FREE family activities and lunch. Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm at Oscoda High School. Highlights include family portraits, face painting, puppet show, family resource table, prize giveaways and more. For more information, contact the Iosco County MSU Extension at 989-0362-3449.
  • Alcona Gospelfest, Harrisville, April 25 - Saturday, at the Harrisville United Methodist Church. Join your friends and neighbors from noon to 5 pm and sing with the ecumenical choir. From 4-6 pm, a soup and pie supper will be provided. Come listen to the community concert at 6:30 pm and hear talented local musicians. Donations toward the event costs are welcome. For more information, contact the Inspiration Alcona at 989-736-3000.
  • Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, East Tawas, April 25 - American Legion Hall on Lincoln Street is hosting a homemade spaghetti dinner to benefit the members of the Lions of Michigan All State Band from 5-8 pm. Cost is $5 in advance, $7 at the door, $20 family of four or more, kids 5 and under free. Raffles throughout the evenign for gift certificates and abskets donated by local businesses. All proceeds to benefit the Tawas LMASB members. For more information and tickets, call Lynn at 989-305-5779 or Kayla at 989-305-5907.
  • Tawas Bay Art Gallery Classes, East Tawas, April-August - Learn to create paintings, drawings, crafts and more at the Art Gallery at 302 Newman Street. For our class schedule or to register for classes, call 989-362-5613. Classes are limited and early reservations are encouraged. You can also visit our website at:
  • Sunrise Side Woodcarvers Show, Oscoda, May 2 & 3 - Come to the Oscoda Community Center on Saturday and Sunday. Featured artists Charlie Flanders and Gene Kotter. Admission is $2 for adults, kids 12 and under free. With raffles, 50/50's, door prizes, soap carving for kids and the people's choice competition! Bring the whole family.
  • Gourmet Delights, East Tawas,  May 3 - Quota of Iosco County invites you to take part in the annual gourmet food tasting event. Come to the East Tawas Community Center on Newman Street on Sunday from 11 am - 2 pm. Tickets $12 adults, $5 children. Proceeds to support Quota's local programs.
  • Spring Flowers Painting Session, Tawas, May 9 - Adult/Child painting day at Witz End Studios. One for children under 18 (with adult) at 2 p.m. in the afternoon and an evening class for adults at 7 pm. Celebrate Mother's Day weekend with a memorable painting. $25 per person includes art supplies and instructions. Proceeds to benefit the K-12 Tawas area students whose immediate family members have cancer. For more information, email
  • 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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