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  • 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.
  • 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:
  • East Tawas Business Association Halloween Parade, Oct. 31 - Parade will begin at 4:45 p.m. in front of the Post Office on Newman Street in East Tawas. Children can participate or watch the parade and can stop by the stores along Newman Street for treats.
  • Halloween Party, West Branch, Oct. 31 - at the Surline Middle School. Doors open at 6 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. Two age groups: 6-13 and under 6. Games, candy prizes in a safe environment. Sponsored by the Optimist Club of West Branch.
  • Trunk or Treat, Luzerne, Oct. 31 - All kids are wlecome from 5-7 p.m. Park your vehicle in the park, just one block north of the light, to pass out goodies. Everyone is welcome to bring a trunk full of treats! There will also be hot chocolate! For information, call 390-3889.
  • Tendercare of Tawas City Trick or Treating, Oct. 31 - Doors open at 3 p.m. to welcome visitors until approximately 5 p.m. Guests will be able to take home candy, walk through the haunted house that's family friendly.
  • Iosco Medical Care Facility, Tawas City, Oct. 31 - is offering a safe environment for youngsters to trick or treat. The facility will be participating in this event from 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Free Glowstick Give-Away, Alpena, Oct. 31 - The Alpena Police Dept and PNC Bank are sponsoring this event from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Parents, stop at the Alpena Public Safety facility on Chisholm for treats from "Daren the Lion" and officer Tim. Get your glowstick before the trick or treating from 5:30-7:30 tonight in Alpena.
  • Trunk or Treat, Hillman, Oct. 31 - Area kids are invited to downtown Hillman where there will be a haunted house park at the Medilodge in Hillman. All families are welcome to enjoy the community trick or treat. For more information, log onto
  • AmericInn Trick or Treating, Oscoda, Oct. 31 - From 4-7 p.m. visitors can collect candy as they walk throught several designated hotel rooms which have been decorated by area businesses, organizations and individuals. Cider and cookies will be made available in the lobby as well. For more information, call 989-739-1986.
  • Halloween Party, Roger City, Oct. 31 - Kiwanis 10th Annual Halloween Party from 5-7 p.m. at the Rogers City Fire Hall. All are welcome to stop by and warm up. The Rogers City Kiwanians and Key Club Members will have games, activities, drinks and snacks. For more information, please contact Tab Coseo at 989-351-0253.
  • Hale Baptist Church Halloween Event, Hale, Oct. 31 - Enjoy fun, candy, games and more beginning at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Hale Baptist Church is located at 327 N. Washington Street. For more information, call 989-728-3821.
  • Zombie Prom, Oscoda, Oct. 31 - at the Camp Inn Lodge. Cost is $4 cover charge and includes an evening of entertainment for those 21 and older and the event is set to begin at 8 p.m. DJ Dynamix will keep guests on their feet while the Camp Inn Lodge will provide games, drink specials, a costume contest, dancing and room packages.
  • Glow Skate, Alpena, Oct. 31 - Everyone is welcome to a special Halloween glow skate tonight at Northern Lights Arena in Alpena. This family friendly event is super spooky, from 3-5 for kids 10 and under, then tonight from 8-9:30. The Glow Skate will be for kids 11 and older. Admission is $5 per person and skate rental will be available. For information, log onto
  • 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.
  • Legend of Horror Woods Halloween Party, Hale, Oct. 31 - The terror begins from 8-11 p.m. Something wicked is coming your way at the Iosco County Fairgrounds on M-65 in Hale. Cost is $5 per person to enter the forest, if you dare! Proceeds go to the Iosco County Fair Youth Horse Dept.
  • Children's Halloween Party, Hale, Oct. 31 - The Hale Area Veterans is having a party for children up to 10 years old from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Cookies, candy, punch and popcorn.
  • 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 or day of event at 12:30 p.m.


  • "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.
  • A Christmas Carol in the U.P. Yah, Sure! Live Preformance, Roger City, Oct. 31, Nov. 1-9 - Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. A musical comedy for the whole family -- where Scrooge comes to Michigan's Upper Peninsula at the Rogers City Theater on Third Street in downtown Roger City. Cost is Adults $12, Seniors $10 and Students $6. Doors open a half hour before the show.
  • 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
  • 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Hale, Nov. 1 - at the Hale Eagle Pointe Gym for male and female divisions for 9U, 11U, 13U, 15U, 18U, adult. Hosted by Special Olympics Area 31. Coaching staff for all 3 on 3 teams that would like to play. This is fundraiser for Special Olympics Area 31, Hale Eagle Point Recreation Center and the Oscoda Shoreline Players' Theater. For entry info, contact Carl Diener at
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ask Any Girl Theater Preformance, West Branch, Nov. 6, 7, 8 - The Ogemaw Heights Theatrical Troupe presents this preformance at 7 p.m. in their auditorium. The play features, Meg Wheeler, who loves to make up statistics to justify almost everything she does. She even makes up a statistic to convince her parents to let her leave her small town and move to New York City. In fact, her main goal is to find a husband. The trouble is that she is not the only girl with this mindset. She finds herself staying at a boarding house filled with other attractive, single girls eager to find the ideal man. Eventually, Meg is employed by an advertising agency where she decides to marry the boss’s younger brother. Trouble ensues when Meg and the boss himself, Miles Doughton, end up falling in love. Cost is $6 students and $8 adults. Tickets available in advance at Edith M's in West Branch , at the OHHS office, or by calling 989-343-3157.
  • Seminar on Veterans Benefits, Tawas, Nov. 7 - Friday at 7 p.m. at the Tawas United Methodist Church on M-55 (across from Dean Arbour Ford) in Tawas City. Our speaker will be from the Saginaw Veteran's Hospital. RSVP is not required. For more information, call 989-362-2941.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.










  • 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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