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  • Thanksgiving Community Dinner, Tawas City, Nov. 19 - The Food, Tourism and Hospitality management program at the IRESA Tech Center will be hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday from 4-6 pm at the Tech Center. The students will be preparing and serving all your thanksgiving favorites. Cost is by donation.
  • Bazaar, Bake Sale & Luncheon, West Branch, Nov. 22 - at the Ogemaw County Fairgrounds on Rifle River Trail from 9 am - 3 pm. For information, call Karen at 989-345-7358.
  • "The Good Old Days" a Family Variety Show, West Branch, Nov. 21 & 22 - Kiwanis Club of West Branch presents its annual variety show. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Ogemaw Heights High School auditorium. Cost is $8 per person. Advance tickets available at Diebold Insurance of West Branch, Benjamin Realty of Rose City and Mercantile Bank of West Branch and St. Helen.
  • Community Tree Lighting and Carol Singing, Harrisville, Nov. 23 - Enjoy caroling at 4:30 pm and lighting at 5 pm on the corner of US-23 and M-72 in Harrisville. Free Hot Chocolate and cookies. Entertainment for the entire family by Mike the Magician! Sponsored by the Harrisville Goodfellows, Harrisville Lions & Lady Lions and the Alcona County Chamber of Commerce.  
  • Stories of Shipwrecks, Archeology and Maritime History, Alpena, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18 - Join us from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings for education and intrigue at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center at 500 West Fletcher Street in Alpena. Starting Nov. 20 with an evening of archeology as Tane Casserley discusses the history of the USS Monitor, its discovery and the expeditions of the shipwreck. Dec. 4 join the sanctuary's archeologist Russ Green as he shares imagery as he documents his amazing discoveries of Lake Huron's cold water shipwrecks. Dec. 11 a lecture with State of Michigan's archeologist Wayne Lusardi about his research on the Klondike Gold Rush paddlewheeler and more. Then finally on Dec. 18 listen to maritime archeologist Phil Hartmeyer about his latest research on the history and identity of one of Thunder Bay's most famous and deadly shipwrecks, the Pewabic. These lectures are free as part of the sanctuary's "Evening of Archeology" Series. For more information, call 989-356-8805.
  • Soup Supper, Cheboygan, Nov. 21 - at the Inverness Township Hall in Cheboygan hosted by the Cheboygan County Humane Society: Homemade soups, bread, desserts and beverages. Adults are $7.50 and kids 12 and under are $5. Take outs are available. Call 231-238-8221 for more information.
  • Comedy Night, Tawas, Nov. 22 - At 7 p.m. in the Tawas Area High School gymnasium. The night will feature Chris Young, a frequent performer at comedy clubs, colleges and casino's as well as corporate shows across the country. Young takes real life experiences and turns them into laughs that maintain a clean but funny appearance. Tickets are $10 per person and doors open at 6 p.m. Hors d' oeuvres will be served prior to the show. Tickets are available prior to the performance from the high school office or by calling 984-2161.
  • Ladies Aid Annual Bazaar, Nov. 22, AuGres - St. John Lutheran Church will hold on Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm at the Church on North Court Street. Crafts, bake sale, grandma's attic, cookie walk and gift baskets. Complimentary cookies and coffee will be available.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner, Tawas, Nov. 27 - The Tawas Area Knights of Columbus will be sharing Thanksgiving Dinner with those who don't have a family to share their thanks with. If its just you or a couple of family members and you'd like to join the Knights of Columbus Family, the doors open at 12:30 for social time and dinner will be served at 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Of course the big screen will be on for football for those interested Traditional Turkey Dinner with all the fixings will be served. Please call to let us know that you are coming 362-6333 or 989-240-3671.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner, Hale, Nov. 27 - at the Old Township Hall in Hale a free thanksgiving feast will be prepared at 1 p.m. Come and join us. Sponsored by Project Hope.
  • Rogers City Christmas Parade, Nov. 29 - Parade travels north on Third Street ending at the Presque Isle Historical Museum starting at 6 p.m. Call 989-734-2535 for more information or to register a float.
  • Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon, Alpena, Nov. 29 - First Presbyterian Church (on the corner of Long Rapids Road and US-23) is having a bazaar from 10 am - 3 pm with luncheon served from 11 am - 2 pm. Luncheon cost $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information, call the church at 989-354-3381.
  • An Evening of Holiday Music, Tawas City, Dec. 1 - The Tawas Community Concert Band presents their annual holiday concert on Monday at 7:30 pm at Emanuel Lutheran School on North Street. Free admission but donations will be accepted. An afterglow will follow the concert.
  • Stag & Doe Dinner, East Tawas, Dec. 2 - Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Tawas Knights of Columbus Hall on Newman Street. Couples $25, singles $15. Venison, wild game, potato, vegetable, salad, coffee and dessert. Cash bar.  Proceeds to Boysville charities.
  • Christmas Parade & Community Gathering, Oscoda, Dec. 6 - Activities begin at 4:30 p.m. with free activities for the children at the Oscoda United Methodist Church. Parade line up at 5 p.m. at Cedar Lake Elementary, live music at the Oscoda Township Hall, lighted Christmas parade at 6 p.m. downtown Oscoda. Free kids movie at the Lake Theater at 7 p.m.
  • Bethlehem Breakfast, Tawas City, Dec. 6 - Women in the Tawas area are invited to attend the breakfast at Zion Lutheran Church in Tawas City on Saturday. The event allows the women of the area the opportunity to prepare for the real meaning of Christmas before the whirlwind of baking and shopping begins. It is a time to enjoy festive singing and a program of fellowship with neighbors. The breakfast begins at 9:30 am and is prepared and served by the men of the church. Tickets $6.
  • Welcome Yule! Festive Concert, Alpena, Dec. 7 - Thunder Bay Arts Council Community Chorus presents a concert on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in the Alpena High School auditorium. Doors open at 4 p.m. Admission at the door will be by TBArts Pass or a recommended donation of $10 for adults, with children and students admitted free. For more information, call 989-356-6678 or visit the website www.alpenatbarts.org
  • Auditions for Annie, Tawas, Dec. 7 - The seven city audition search will stop at the Witz End in East Tawas from 2-4 p.m. looking for cast members to be selected to be chosen to partake in the 2015 performing arts camp program. The company is also looking for a friendly local dog for the part of Sandy. Those interested must register for an audition slot in advance by going to the website www.hfccperformingartscompany.com Details will be emailed to them.
  • Christmas Parade and Afterglow Party, West Branch, Dec. 14 - Lineup will begin at 5:30 p.m. on South Valley Street. The parade will start at 7 p.m. but will release the parade participants at 6:50 sharp. This year's theme will be "candy canes and Christmas carols". Don't miss Santa! For more information, call the chamber at 989-345-2821.
  • Christmas Concert, Oscoda, Dec. 14 - The Trinity Bells of Glory will host their concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at The Trinity Lutheran Church on US-23 in Oscoda. All are welcome to attend this free concert.
  • The Ultimate Wedding Giveaway, Gladwin, now thru Jan. 4, 2015 - Brides, enter now through January 4. Winner to be announced Friday, Jan. 9. Grand prize package includes engagement photography package, custom wedding hanger, wedding bands gift certificate, hair and make-up for the bride, gazebo ceremony location, carriage for bride's arrival, floral package, videography package, event coordination & decor, cupcakes, welcome appetizers for reception, D.J. package, bridal hotel suite at the Riverwalk Place and much more. For complete details, rules and to enter, visit www.riverwalkplace.net/weddingcontest.html
  • Rifle River Folkstrings Concert Series, Standish, 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.
  • 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 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., dancing at 8 p.m. Classic rock, pop, jazz and country. Proceeds support the programming of the Thunder Bay Arts Council. For more information, call 989-356-6678.

 

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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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