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HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT HOURS THROUGHOUT NORTHEAST MICHIGAN ARE GENERALLY FROM 5 P.M. - 8 P.M. PLEASE BE CAREFUL DRIVING THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE LITTLE GHOSTS AND GOBLINS ARE RUNNING TO AND FROM HOMES AND VEHICLES AND ACROSS STREETS.

  • Halloween Trick or Treat, Alpena, Oct. 24 - Trick or treat at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center on Friday from 5-7 pm. For more information, call 989-356-8805 or log onto www.thunderbay.noaa.gov
  • Enter if You Dare Haunted Community Center, Oscoda, October  - The Charter Township of Oscoda wants to invite you to the horrifying restricted "Area 41" at the Oscoda Community Center. Admission is just $5 and open every Saturday night in October. Ticket sales are from 7-9:30 pm. For more information, call 989-739-7814 that's 739-7814. Visit "Area 41" at the Oscoda Community Center is located on Arrow Street. sponsored by the Charter Twshp of Oscoda and WKJC & Hit's FM.
  • Haunted House, Standish, Oct. 24 & 25 - The home of thrills, chills and frightful fun for the whole family. Over 7,500 sq. ft. of haunted attraction. Open 7 pm - midnight. Admission $8 adults, $5 kids (10-15), under 10 free. Students bring your student ID and receive $1 off. Big Bend Family Campground on Conrad Road, 989-653-2267, or visit our website www.bigbendcamp.com
  • Trunk or Treat, Whittemore, Oct. 25 - at the Whittemore-Prescott Elementary School from 6-8 p.m. Set up begins at 5 pm. Walk the lighted path to the K-6 building where the parking lot will have all of our community sponsors, local businesses, and families who will be passing out candy. For more information or to be a sponsor, contact Kerri at 9889-305-8598, Tiffany 989-387-1549 or Hannah at 989-820-7863.
  • Harvest Dinner, Tawas, Oct. 25 - Public welcome to the Tawas Bay Eagles in Tawas for a meatloaf dinner on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $9 per person. Bring a friend and enjoy a nice hot meal this weekend.
  • Run/Walk for Sobriety, Oscoda, Oct. 25 - The Judge James H. Cook run/walk at the Lakewood Shores Pavilion on Brookwood Drive. Check in at 3:30 pm, registration fee is $20. Various activities will be held. All are welcome. Call 989-569-4216 for more information. Proceeds to benefit the sobriety foundation.
  • Polish Dinner, Sand Lake, Oct. 25 - Authentic home cooked Polish dinner. At Sand Lake Township Hall. Doors open at 5 pm. Price per adult $12, children under 12 $5. Cash raffle drawing at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door or reserve for pick up at door by calling 989-469-2700.
  • Fall Family Fun, Lincoln, Oct. 25 - You are invited to an afternoon of fun in downtown Lincoln on Saturday. Business chili and soup cookoff from 11 am - 1 pm. Judge your favorite chili or soup with samples from local downtown businesses. $5 per mug. Trick or Trunk from 11 am - 12:30 pm with goodies from decorated "car trunks" parked along the streets for children 13 and under. Prizes for the best decorated pet from 12:30-1 pm. Fall decoration contest. For more information about this event, call Teresa at 989-736-8936 or Naomi at 989-736-3137. online at www.lincolnmi.com
  • Magician Beau Carnes, Plainfield, Oct. 25 - the Iosco Arenac District Library, Plainfield Township Library branch on M-65 will hold a magic show with feats of magic, amazing juggling, prizes and give-aways for children of all ages. Costumes encouraged. For more information, call 989-362-2651.
  • Arenac County Child Safety Day, Standish, Oct. 25 - Join us from noon - 4 pm at the SHOPKO in Standish for the first annual child safety day. Events include Arenac County Sheriff's Office and Standish City Police Child identification kits (fingerprinting/photographs), Sterling Area Fire Dept. and smoke house demos and much more. Any questions, contact Deputy Vallad at (989) 846-3002.
  • Christmas Bazaar, East Tawas, Oct. 25 - Bake sale and many crafters, luncheon 11 am until 2 pm at Holy Family Church on Lincoln Street. Cash raffle drawing at 3 p.m. Hosted by the Council of Catholic Women. For vendor tables or information, call 989-859-5594.
  • Trunk or Treat, Tawas, Oct. 26 - The community is invited to Tawas Bay Eagles in the basement and parking lot to share the fun from 2-5 p.m. This is where volunteers decorate their cars and dress up in costumes and give away free candy to trick or treaters, from the trunk of their cars. Cookie decorating, mask making, surprise table. Free event, public welcome. Costumes not required.
  • A Night At The Museum, Tawas, Oct. 30 - A Halloween party at the Iosco Museum where the museum characters come to life in every room handing out treats and telling tales. Thursday from 4-8 pm. Adults $2 and children $1. Enjoy apple cider, popcorn and other Halloween treats. Music from the Phantom of the Opera provided by Arpeggio. Fun for adults and kids alike! Call 989-362-8911 for more information or visit our website: www.ioscomuseum.org
  • Halloween Under the Big Top, East Tawas, Oct. 31 - Dockside Kids of East Tawas Assembly of God church are hosting "Under the Big Top" again on Halloween night from 6:30-8:30 pm. The big top will be inside this year, not in the parking lot. Come inside and enjoy puppets, live action songs, and human videos to entertain all ages on the main stage. Concessions will be available for a small fee. Doors open at 6:30, but people may line up earlier than that. Under the Big Top is for children preschool thruough sixth grade. Older children may attend but may not play the games or participate in the candy drops. For more information, contact ETAG at 989-362-5742 for question or more information about this event.
  • Coats for Kids, Iosco County, Month of October - Iosco County Coats for Kids is taking donations for new and gently-used coats for distribution to families in need of clothing to protect children from the winter cold. Collection boxes will be in place throughout October and donations will be distributed by early November. Boxes are located at Neiman's, Sav-Mor, Northland, AAACU, area churches. In Oscoda area churches, Robert J. Parks Library, K-Mart and Rogers. In Hale at St. Pius.
  • Cheating Cheaters, Thunder Bay Theatre, Alpena, Oct. 2-19 - Written by the same playwright who penned The Curious Savage and Everybody Loves Opal, Cheating Cheaters is a truly funny and warm-hearted new play by one of the American theatre's comedic masters. This time the action involves the hilarious adventures of two lovely larcenous sisters who impersonate begging nuns in order to put their niece through art school, at least until the police catch up with them and their virtuous ward pays an unexpected visit. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Air Conditioned & Handicapped Accessible Call the box office for information or reservations. 989-354-2267.
  • Oktoberfest Dinner/Dance, Alpena, Oct. 26 - Alpena Knights of Columbus Hall, Alpena. Music by the Norm Siess Band begins at 2. Dinner at 5:30 pm. Cash Bar. Tickets are $12 and available at Garants Party Store, Neiman's Family Market, Perch's IGA, or Don at 989-354-4624. No tickets at the door. 
  • Taste of Home Cooking School, Alpena, Oct. 28 - The Zonta Club of Alpena is having the "Taste of Home" Cooking School at the Alpena High School Auditorium on Tuesday at 6:30 pm. Get your tickets at Thunder Bay Accounting or call for VIP exclusive tickets at 989-358-6619 or reserve VIP ($50) and general tickets ($20) at (989) 356-3222, limited seating.
  • "A Thousand Letters Home", Oct. 29, Standish - Author Teresa Irish will present the touching story of the journey of the letters that were written by her father. Nearly 1,000 letters written by her dad during WWII tell a moving and hhistoric story of life, loss, hope, perservance, unwaivering faith and true love. Wendesday at 7 p.m. at the Northeast Michigan Arts Council in Standish. Free and open to the public. Reservations required, call 989-846-6611.
  • Harvest Bash, Hale, Oct. 30 - Join us at Hale High School at 7 pm with "The Ammunition Band" and "All The More", two bands from the Jam Fest. There will be a good will donation taken at the door. Everyone is welcome.
  • Kids' Wellness Logo Contest, Tawas, Oct 1-31 - Students can participate in a logo contest to create a new design for the Kids' Wellness Council . First prize is a $50 gift card and publication of the design in KWC promotional materials. The winner will be announced the week of Halloween. Design submissions should be sent to Lori Wojahn, 220 Beech St., Tawas City, MI 48763 or www.kidswellnesscouncil@gmail.com
  • Dark Minds Haunted Attractions, Alpena Armory, Oct. 3-20 - A 25-30 minute haunted house walkthrough, may not be appropriate for children under 14, kid section available Oct. 24-26 only. Hidden scare photographs available. Cost is $9.50 per adult, $15 line jumper ticket and $3 kid section. www.DarkMinds.biz
  • Holiday Bazaar, AuGres, Nov. 1 - St. Paul Lutheran Church, 10am-2pm at the church on Tonkey Road (1 mile E. of AuGres just off U.S. 23) Featuring a cookie walk, country store, bake sale and much more. Luncheon available.
  • Bikers 4 Kids, Gladwin, Nov. 1 - Christmas fundraiser on Saturday from 6:30 p.m. - 1 a.m at The Camp Bar & Grill, Gladwin on M-30. Gun raffle, live auction, cash bar. Cost is $10 at the door donation per person. Includes an awesome dinner and door prizes. Drawing for 2014 Polaris Sportsman 400. Includes a new 5x8 trailer & Thompson Center 7mm Mag. Proceeds go to local underprivileged kids. For more info call Chuck at (989) 709-6813. Or visit our website at www.b4kac.com
  • Nightmare 5K Monster Mile and Kids' Pumpkin Roll, West Branch, Nov. 2 - Begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Nightmare Golf Course on Old 76 (M-55), 4 miles West of exit 215, off I-75. Free cider, doughtnuts and coffee, finisher medal to everyone, best costume award, age group prizes for male and female and much more. Registration form available at www.wbstjoseph.com or day of event at 12:30 p.m.
  • Annual Holiday Bazaar & Craft Show, Standish, Nov. 8 - Over 60 exhibitors will fill the halls of the Standish-Sterling Middle School from 9 am - 3 pm. Luncheon 10am - 2 pm. Homemade beef stew with biscuits and much more. Take outs available. Sponsored by the Sterling Elementary PTO. For spaces or information call 806-576-9809.
  • Rifle River Folkstrings Concert Series, Standish, Nov. 9; Jan. 11, 2015 & 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.
  • Coat Give-Away, Oscoda, Oct. 22 - Shelter Incorp. Second Chances annual give away will be held on Wednesday from 10 am - noon at the Second Chances store on F-41. Make a donation of a new or gently worn coat, gloves,mittens, hats or boots at Second Chances or Shelter, Inc. at 8002-B North Alaska, in Oscoda. For more information, call 989-362-6265 or 989-739-7989.
  • Sunrise Side Arts and Culture Summit, Alpena, Oct. 23 - Organizing businesses and companies to work together to bring arts and cultural event to the area. Sessions like "How to use the grant center" and using the "US-23 Heritage Route to your advantage".This program will consist of a social hour from 5:30 - 6:30 pm, a key note speaker at 6:30, breakout sessions and a wrap up at 8:30 p.m.
  • Jeep Creep, Gladwin, Oct. 24-26 - Join us Friday at the biggest gathering of Jeeps in Gladwin at the Riverwalk Place. Check out wheelin' vendors, awesome Jeeps, prize giveaways and much more! Plus live entertainment by Jedi Mind Trip! Feel free to dress in 80's style as Jedi Mind Trip rocks the Jeep Creep! Enjoy the official beer of the event, Midland Brewing Company Beers, with our awesome deal on Saturday in the Riverwalk Place Lobby. Plus, you won't leave hungry with our Chili Bar, burger and brat specials! Registration Fee: $10 per Jeep (one registration per vehicle). Questions and registration information, call 989-246-9140 or email Meghan at info@riverwalkplace.net
  • Deer Blind Raffle, Hale, Nov. 1 - The Wertz Warriors are holding a deer blind raffle for Special Olympics. the 6'x8' custom deer blind is finished inside, insulated and carpeted and includes table, 2 chairs, heater and deck of cards. Tickets are $10 each or 3/$20. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Tickets available at Bob's Autos and Parts in Hale and Sand Lake Sports Bar. Drawing will be held at 6 pm on Nov. 1 at the Sand Lake Sports Bar in National City. For more information, call 989-469-9962.
  • Trivia Night, Tawas, Nov. 1 - The Quota International of Iosco County will present their sixth annual trivia night on Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open at 6 pm, games start at 7 pm. Teams of 8 cost is $100 per table ($12.50 per person) Teams confer and answer questions based on themes. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place and best table decorations. Bring your own libations and snacks. Call Laura 989-820-9188. Pre-registration a must! Proceeds to benefit Quota's Service Committee Endeavors.
  • Auditions for Winnie the Pooh, TBT Alpena, Nov. 3 - The Thunder Bay Theatre is excited to announce auditions for our Spring 2015 Youth Production of Winnie the Pooh. Auditions will be held Monday from 6-9 pm at Thunder Bay Theatre. Children and teens ages 10-18 are encouraged to audition. Show runs February 5th-15th. For more information, call 989-354-2267 with any questions or concerns.
  • Impact Women's Expo, Hale, Nov. 8 - Plainfield Township Hall from 10 am - 2 pm We will be collecting donations for Emmanuel Mission Homeless Shelter. Items needed: bottled water, twin sheet sets, bed pillows and cases, bath, hand and kitchen towels, Ziploc style sandwich bags, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, paper towel, dish soap, trash bags and cleaning supplies. First 50 ladies to bring in a donation, will receive a free bag filled with goodies from our vendors. Ladies enjoy a day of shopping, samples, demonstrations, drawings, quarter auction with Kim and Doris and much more, with over 20 vendors! Lunch will be available. Entrance donation $1. Donations will benefit Circle of Friends Women's Outreach and Emmanuel Mission Homeless Shelter.
  • Paint and Pubs Funky Martinis, East Tawas, Nov. 8 - Fundraiser for the Pink Power Walk at the Witz End on Saturday at 7 p.m. $40 per person. BYOB & community appetizer. Proceeds benefit K-12 Tawas students who immediate family memebers have endured cancer. Contact Jolene for more information at jgrusecki@tawas.net
  • Scrapbook Retreat, Gladwin, Nov. 7-9 - Get your scrapbooks ready for upcoming family get-togethers at our retreat! Beginning at 1 pm on Friday thru 3 pm on Sunday. Our 3-day, 2-night retreat includes luxurious accommodations, one Oasis Spa service, Friday welcome party, sweet & salty snack bar, Saturday yogurt Parfait breakfast bar, $30 at Riverwalk grill, brightly lit and spacious work room and work tables with power strips. Just $250 + tax per person! Reserve your spot today, call 989-246-8000.
  • Celebration Fashion Show, Oscoda, Nov. 13 - Thursday at Wiltse's Restaurant featuring fashions from our local stores. Raffle for 30 gorgeous gift baskets. Social hour with cash bar 5 pm, dinner buffet at 6 pm, show at 7 pm. Admission is $27 includes 15 raffle tickets for gift baskets and one ticket for a special prize. Proceeds go to local scholarships. Call for tickets 989-387-5748.
  • Benefit Dinner, East Tawas, Nov. 14 - For Mary Muscott, for medical expenses. From 4-7 pm at the East Tawas Knights of Columbus on Newman Street. Polish Style Dinner with various desserts. Cost for adults $12.50. 10 and up $6, children under 5 free. For more information or donations, call Julia at 989-820-2531 or Sue at 989-305-0665.
  • Widow's Weekend Fashion Show, Gladwin, Nov. 15 - Reserve your seat today at the Riverwalk Place in Gladwin and get your shopping lists ready. See the top fashion trends for winter. Cozy looks and holiday party dresses. Plus we'll feature the must have gifts for the holiday season. Enjoy lunch before the show at the Riverwalk Grill. For more information and to reserve your place, call 989-256-9119.

 

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  • 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 www.getitfresh.org
  • 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 www.rosevalleywinery.net 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  www.ioscomuseum.org
  • 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   www.tawasplayers.com 
  • 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 www.shorelineplayers.org
  • 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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