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UpNorth Artistry - A new local artist gift shop and paint your own pottery shop, also Pure Michigan Authorized Retailer. Will be opening this weekend on Friday, Nov. 17th.  UpNorth Artistry is located at 556 W. Huron Rd., just East of Omer on US23.


Tawas Area Band Boosters - Annual Arts and Crafts Show/Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 18th from 9am to 3pm at the Tawas Area High School.


If It's Brown It's Down-A Hunting Widow's Story - An interactive murder mystery performed by the Shoreline Players will be held at Wiltse's Cabernet Room, Saturday, Nov. 18th.  Doors open at 5:30pm with Dinner and Show to follow.  Tickets are $25 that included appetizer, meal, dessert, and a non-alcoholic beverage.  For more info please call (989)739-2231


Oscoda United Methodist Church - 18th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Saturday, Nov. 18th from 1pm to 3pm.  Roast Turkey, Dressing, Potatoes, Vegetables, and Beverage.  120 W. Dwight St., please use the River Rd. Entrance.


Season of Light Gala - The Besser Museum presents Season of Light Gala, Saturday, Nov. 18th from 6pm to 8pm. The museum is located at 491 Johnson St., Alpena. Kick off your Holiday Season by spending your evening with friends surrounded by beautiful Christmas decorations, music, refreshments and good cheer. Tickets are $15 per person and includes admission, a planetarium show and a chance to win a beautiful door prize. There will also be a cash bar. For more info on tickets please go to the museum or call (989) 356-2202.


Annual Christmas Bazaar - Trinity Lutheran Church on US23 in Oscoda will be holding it's annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 19th from 9am to 2pm.  Baked goods, a cookie walk, homemade pork pasties, crafts, treasures, and live entertainment.  Admission is free and lunch will be available for purchase from 11am to 1pm.


Hunter's Wild Game Dinner - The American Legion Post in Hale will be having a wild game dinner Saturday, Nov. 19th from 4pm to 8pm.  Come and enjoy venison, bear, pheasant, wild goose and more.  Everyone is welcome, for more info please contact the post at (989)728-5055.


Christmas Tree Lighting - East Tawas Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held Friday, Nov. 24th at 5pm.


Annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting - Come and enjoy the annual Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade and Tree lighting, Friday, Nov. 24th from 5:30pm to 7pm.  The parade route begins on Chisholm, Second St., and the Water St and ends behind City Hall.  The tree lighting ceremony will immediately follow the ending  of the parade.  For more info go to or


Outlets of West Branch - Black Friday shopping starts Nov. 24th at 5am.  On top of the 65% off regular retail prices, the Outlets will kick off the 2017 holiday shopping season offering best-of-season sales along with limited-time-only discounts.  For more info please contact Sue Helondovitch at (973)588-3979.


Lady's Night Out - West Branch Country Club is holding a Lady's Night Out, Wednesday, Nov. 29th from 6pm to 9pm at the Country Club.  Tickets are $50 per person and includes a 4 course dinner, 4 Wine Cocktail Samples, tax, and gratuity. Amateur Mixologist Contest with proceeds benefiting Ogemaw County "Shop With A Cop".  Tickets available at West Branch Country Club and by calling (989)345-7125.


Share A Caring Christmas - Come and join Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas for their 13th Annual event with crafts, games, prizes and delicious holiday refreshments from 3pm to 5pm.  Kids can also mail their letter to Santa. Now until Dec. 1st, you can drop off your new or gently used unwrapped toy under the tree at the dealership and they will be distributed to families in Iosco County though Fish Inc.


Lincoln Festival of Lights -  Santa comes to  the Lincoln Train Station, while Christmas Carols are heard at the fire hall.  The Lincoln Lions serves free hot dogs chips, coffee and hot chocolate.  A bonfire warms those waiting for a hayride around town.  Contact Rich Gillies at (989)355-1682 or


Annual Venison Dinner - Knights of Columbus of Tawas will be holding it's annual Venison Dinner Saturday, Dec. 2nd, with cocktails starting at 4:30pm with dinner to follow at 6pm. There will be a cash bar, and a raffle.  The raffle includes a Crossbow Bow Package, Hunting Rifle with Scope, 50/50 Drawings, numerous gift raffles, baskets and door prizes.  Admission Single $15, Couples $25, Youth Hunters 10-16 $10.


Harrisville's Christmas in the Village - Over 30 vendors will be at Maria Hall behind St. Anne Catholic Church, Saturday, Dec.2nd from 9am to 3pm.  For more info please contact Christy Holmes at (989)724-5549.


Northern Lights Parade - Oscoda Chamber is holding it's annual "Northern Lights Parade", Saturday, Dec. 2nd from 2pm to 7pm. Fun run/walk starts at 2pm at Furtaw Field, Ice Sculpting on Dwight St., Kids activities and Cocoa starting at 4pm, Holiday tunes in Pocket park, Lighted Parade starts at 6pm on US23 thru downtown. Free Family Friendly Movie at the Lake Theater at 7pm.  For more info call the Chamber at (989)739-7322.


Breakfast With Santa - Kick off the Holidays with your fire fighters and Santa. Saturday, Dec. 9th from 9:30am to 11:30am at the East Tawas Fire Hall, 122 Main St., East Tawas. Free to all the naughty and nice. Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Coffee and Juice. Bring your camera for free photos with Santa and his Elves 


Empty Bowls - Summer Field Pottery and the New Hope Church are holding a National Hunger Fighting Event, Saturday, Dec. 2nd starting at 11am.  All money raised stays in our community so come and buy a handmade pottery bowl.  The event will be held at the Tawas Bay Artist Gallery on Newman St., in East Tawas.  Homemade soup will be served.


Oscoda-AuSable Chamber - 2nd Annual Reindeer Run, Free, Fun walk/run Dec. 2nd at the Furtaw Field in Oscoda. All ages welcome.


Northeast Academy of Dance - The Magi-Tour Travel Show! Saturday, Dec. 9th at 7pm. and Dec. 10th at 2pm at the Mary Anne Bartels Auditorium in the Oscoda High School.  Tickets available at the door: Adults $13, Seniors $11, and Students $6. For more info (989)739-7955 or visit


A Live Nativity - Hale First United Methodist Church will be sponsoring "A Live Nativity" Saturday, Dec. 9th and Sunday, Dec. 10th from 6pm to 8pm at the Eagle Pointe Plaza located at 415 E. Main St., Hale.  You may walk or drive through. Come and enjoy this beautiful celebration.


Tawas Community Concert Band - A Christmas Concert will be held Monday, Dec. 11th at 7:30pm at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 300 North St., Tawas City.


Santa's Craft & Vendor Show - Meet Santa from Noon to 2pm with the craft show from 10am to 3pm Saturday, Dec. 16th, with over 30 tables and baked goods. The show will be held at the Quality Inn 2980 Cook Rd., West Branch.  For more info please contact Samantha Tocco at (810)858-2857.


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