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Our Heritage - Iosco County Historical Society Presents "Our Heritage" 2019 Lugene Daniels Lecture Series.  All programs are on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, at the Rushman Hall (K of C Hall) 821 Newman St., East Tawas.  Programs are as follows:

June 19th - The Anishinaabe and the Seven Prophecies with Judy Pamp

July 17th - The United States Life Saving Service with Wes Thompson

Aug 21st - The Toledo War of 1835 with Joe Oldenburg

Sept 18th - French Settlers in Michigan Gerald Wykes

So come on out to one or all of these interesting lectures and help support the Iosco Arenac District Library.

 

2019 AuGres Summer Fight - The 2019 AuGres Summer Fight will start Monday, April 15th at 8am and end Sunday, June 30th at 8am.  "BIGGEST WALLEYE TAKES ALL!!!"  Monetary prizes will be determined by number of participants 100% payback.  For more info please contact,

Ed Beckley: Cell: 989-324-7111, SHOP: 989-646-2444 Email: Edward.beckleyIII@gmail.com Contestants can sign up online at: www.m65baitshop.com Or by Mail to: M65 Bait Shop II, 302s Main St. Au Gres, MI 48703. Make all Checks payable to: Au Gres Area Chamber of Commerce In amount of $35.00.

 

Benefit Dinner - There will be a Picnic Dinner Benefit for Madilynn Shaffer, Friday, May 17th from 4pm to 7pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall (Rushman Hall) in East Tawas.  Adults $10 and Kids $8, Family of Four (2 adults & 2 kids) $8 each and Kids 5 and under free.

 

Wurtsmith Air Museum - The Wurtsmith Air Museum Three Hangers of History will be opening starting May 18th and continuing thru the summer on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. Admission is $7 for adults, children under 12 is $3, children under 5 are free.  Active military is alway free admission. With the opening on May 18th and 19th admission is free to everyone for this opening weekend. So come on out and learn about Wurtsmith Air Force Base and aviation in Northeast Michigan.  The museum is air conditioned and handicap accessible.

 

Cause For Paws - 8th Annual Poker Run to support the Iosco County Animal Shelter.  The ride starts and ends at the VFW Post in Oscoda, Saturday, May 18th with registration starting at 10am to 11am.  Last bike out at 11:30am and is open to 2 wheels, 3 wheels, or 4 wheels so come on out and support the animals of Iosco. Cost is $10 per rider and passenger with all proceeds going to the shelter.  So come and enjoy the ride for the animals.

 

Mom2Mom Sale - The Clara Bolen PTO will be holding a Mom2Mom Sale, Saturday, May 18th from 9am to 2pm.  Possible sale items include baby/children/maternity items, baby furniture, toys, books, games, sports attire and equipment.  Table rental is only $10 for 1 table or $15 for 2 tables.  Vendors are welcome.  For more info or table rental agreement please contact Jennifer at jfarmer@tawas.net or Amy at akennedy@tawas.net.  All proceeds will benefit the students of Clara Bolen Elementary.

 

2019 Walk-A-Thon - Harbor Lights Pregnancy & Information Center is hosting a walk-a-thon Saturday, May 18th with registration starting at 9am and the walk beginning at 10am.  The event will start behind the Harbor Lights Pregnancy & Information Center at 310 Newman St., in East Tawas.

 
Tawas Point Birding Festival - "The Biggest Little Birding Festical in the Midwest" May 16th thru May 18th, 2019.  Come to Michigan’s Sunrise Coast to enjoy spring birding at its best, attend birding walks and tours, brush up on your bird identification skills, and support conservation efforts in the state of Michigan! The Tawas Point Birding Festival is a Michigan Audubon Signature Event that is supported by the local chapter, AuSable Valley Audubon

Festival participants enjoy some of the best birding in the Great Lakes region; Tawas Point is well known for high concentrations of migrating warblers during the month of May. Species highlights have included Kirtland’s Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-crowned Sparrow, numerous raptors, shorebirds, and more. Over 160 species were recorded during the festival weekend in 2016.

The 2019 festival will include guided tours of local hotspots, a birding 101 workshop, bird identification workshops, and opportunities for birders to network and socialize. Festival headquarters will be at the Tawas Bay Beach Resort, 300 E Bay St, East Tawas. Tours will either begin here or at Tawas Point State Park, 686 Tawas Beach Rd, East Tawas.

 

Golf Outing - Arenac Community Fund's 18th Annual Golf Outing, will take place Friday, May 17th at Knoll View Golf Course with a tee time of 10am.  Cost is $100 per person, $400 per 4 person team or $500 corporate which includeds tee sponsor sign. There will be coffee and donuts, lunch, dinner & Beverages.  Keg Beer & Shrimp BBQ! Par 3 Contest & Prizes. You have a chance to win a 2019 Chevy Equinox compliments of Richardson Chevrolet, Buick & Ford of Standish. Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 14th.  For more info, call Dale Wiess at (989)903-5272, Adam Kroczaleski at (989)313-1133 or Diane Morley at (989)946-7114 or emailat arenaccommunityfunds@gmail.com

 

Why We Sing - Huron Shores Chorus presents "Why We Sing", Friday, May 17th, 7pm at the Oscoda United Methodist Church, and Sunday, May 19th, 3pm at Tawas Area Presbyterian Church.  Free Admission-donations greatfully accepted.  For more info please contact Oscoda UMC (989)739-8591 or Tawas APC (989)362-2371.

 

Native Plant Sale - A fundraiser for the Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park will be held Saturday, May 18th from 10am to 4pm at the Tawas Point State Park.  There will be lots of Michigan Native Plants for sale and there will be Master Gardeners on hand to answer any questions.  Pots prices $3 and $5.

 

Turkey Dinner Fundraiser - All you can eat Turkey Dinner will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church 720 2nd St., Tawas City, Sunday, May 19th from 4pm to 7pm.  There will be turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, baked beans, corn, salad and dessert.  Cost is $10 per person or $35 for a family of 4 or more.  There will also have a Grandma's Attic Sale and Bake Sale.  The dinner is sponsored by the Zion Lutheran Youth Group and the proceeds will be used to help defray expenses for the Youth attending the LCMS National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota July 11th thru July 15th, 2019.

 

Heritage Coast Sail Days - Step into another world when you step on board, Monday, May 20th thru Sunday, June 2nd.  You'll hear the waves on the hull as you slice through beautiful Tawas Bay powered only by the wind as you relax and enjoy the gorgeous views. Heritage Coast Sail Days offers many types of sails throughout the day and evening to provide you with the sailing experience you've only ever dreamed about. Choose from cruises that allow you to learn, participate, paint, team build or just put your feet up and relax. All sales are final. This is a non-refundable ticket. All sails are rain or shine. In the event of dangerous weather that prevents the ship from departing, we will issue a rain check good for a future sail of equal value. All Tawas Bay sails depart from the East Tawas State Dock at 113 E Newman Street, East Tawas, MI 48730.

 

Veterans Appreciation Luncheon - Free Veterans Luncheon will be held at the American Legion Post 274 in Oscoda on Wednesday, May 22nd from 11:30am to 2:30pm.  So to all our local veterans please come and enjoy the Free Veterans Luncheon, with a Gift for all Veterans, and door prizes.  Humbly brought to you by Northland Area Federal Credit Union and Kalitta Air.

 

Carp Fishing Tournament - 1st Annual Brownlee Lake "Carp" Fishing Tournament will be held May 24th at 6pm until May 25th at 6pm.  25 boat limit, $20.00 entry fee.  Register early and for more info please call (989)736-8747.

 

Charity Poker Tournament - Oscoda USBC Bowling Association will be hosting a Charity Poker Tournament May 24th, 25th, & 26th and is open to anyone 18 years or older.  It will be at the Huron Poker Room located in Vista Lanes, 5214 US 23 in Oscoda.  Proceeds help fund the Oscoda USBC's scholarship program.  For more info please call (989)305-1478.

 

Country Days - 3rd Annual Spruce Country Days, Saturday, May 25th with the fun starting at 10am.  Parade starts at 11am and will run down Spruce Road.  There will be arts and craft vendors, Alcona Tractor Club Antique Tractors, Antique Car Show, Budweiser Beer Tent.  The Loyal Ladies are excited to announce the band Ross Mead & North Country back and better than ever.  So come dance the night away with music starting at 7pm.  Dinner of Smoked Brisket with all the fixin's will starts at 5pm, cost is $15 for a full dinner and $10 for kids portion.  Cover charge for just the band at 7pm is $5.

 

Michigan High School Rodeo- Whittemore will be hosting the Junior High Year End State Finals of the Michigan High School Rodeo at the Whittemore Community Arena Saturday, May 25th at 1pm and Sunday, May 26th at 1pm.  The Michigan High School Rodeo Association is a youth based organization where students in grades 6th thru 8th and 9th thru 12th compete in rodeo competitions.  Members compete all over the state of Michigan thru out the year for year end awards.  At the completion of the state finals, the top four in each event qualify for the National High School Rodeo Association national finals in their respective divisions.  Members also compete for scholarship dollars to help continue their education after high school. Check out www.mihsra.com to find out more. For more information please contact Cindy Cowles (989)390-1741 or Teri Valent (989)254-1656 and Connie McAdams (989)305-8399.

 
Shoreline Arts & Crafts Show - The 27th Annual Shoreline Arts & Crafts Show will be held at the Tawas Shoreline Park, Saturday, May 25th from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, May 26th from 10am to 4pm.  Some come and check out all of the vendors, and enjoy the bay.
 
40 Mile Lighthouse - You are invited to join us for our annual “Afternoon of Arts & Crafts” show which is held in Presque Isle County's Lighthouse Park, Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the work of many talented Artists, Musicians and Crafts people from all over Michigan.  Memorial Day Week-end is also the Annual Open House Week-end at 40 Mile Point Lighthouse. This is a great family setting offering visitors a chance to step back in time surrounded by history or just sit a spell and enjoy the view!

You may climb the Lighthouse tower, tour the Museum and Gift Shop, step aboard the restored Calcite  pilothouse or visit a shipwreck on the beach! Our Rogers City Kiwanis Club's will be serving their famous Whitefish Sandwiches and light refreshments will be served in the Fog Signal building. This Memorial Day Week-end Event has it all and admission is free! This event is sponsored by the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society. For Information call – Barb 989-734-4587 - Visit Us on Facebook or our website - 40milepointlighthouse.org

 

AuGres Memorial Day Parade - Au Gres Area Chamber of Commerce Presents:
2019 Au Gres Annual Memorial Day Parade, Come Celebrate & Honor Our Heroes!

Sunday, May 26th, 2019 starting at 1pm, Parade begins at US-23 & Water Street in Au Gres.
Parade ends at Au Gres-Sims School District. Ceremony follows the parade at the School to honor our Brave Service People. Be a Parade Participant — ENTER TODAY! Enter a Float – Cash prizes for top 3 floats! 1st Place/$50 ~ 2nd Place/$25 ~ 3rd Place/$15

Kids who decorate and ride their bikes in the parade will receive a free cone coupon donated by Zanners IceCream Shop! Call 989-876-6688 to enter & for information.

Prizes powered by the Au Gres Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center - Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center will be holding their next Intake Assessments, May 30th and May 31st.  Pegasus Springs is a source of Hope, Healing, Growth and Respite to many, especially those with special needs having physical or cognitive disabilities.  Pegasus Springs offers Equine Assisted Activitied, Equine Assisted Therapies and other modalities to strengthen the mind, body and soul for those living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD, and a host of other conditions.  For more info please call Barb at (269)967-7773 or email at pegasusspringstrc@gmail.com.  For an assessment please go to their web page at pegasusspringsmi.com and fill out the registration form and you will receive a call to arrange a time for your assessment.

 

Hale Wellness Fair and Color Fun Run - The Hale Eagles will be sponsoring the Hale Wellness Fair and Color Fun Run, Sunday, June 2nd at the Hale Resource Center, located at 220 N. Washington, in Hale next to the Fire Department.  Free Wellness Fair runs from 1pm to 4pm no registration needed.  Color Fun Run at 2pm and you can register online at secure.getactivefundraising.com/event/2019--Hale-Area-Schools--Hale-MI.  Cost is $20 adult and $15 for students. You may drop off paid registrations in the main school office from 7:30am to 8:10am, Monday thru Friday ending May 17th.  Please make checks payable to Hale Area Schools. Register by May 19th to guarantee a race bib, color packet, and t-shirt.  The course features a designated 5k course.  During the race, participants are doused with color at various color stations ending with one final color celebration at the finish line. 

 

Business Golf Classic - The Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Business Golf Classic on Tuesday, June 4th at Red Hawk Golf Club, 350 W Davison Rd., East Tawas.  There will be a 10:30am shotgun start, 18 hole scramble format.  Continental breakfast, Lunch on course, Awards ceremony dinner.  All proceeds go toward the 2019 Tawas Independence Day Fireworks Display.  For more info please contact Tawas Area Chamber at (989)362-7880.

 

Michigan Free Fishing Weekend - Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE! The 2019 Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for June 8 & 9. All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. A Recreation Passport will NOT be required for entry into state parks and recreation areas during Free Fishing Weekend. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply. During the Summer Free Fishing Weekend it is also Free ORV Weekend! Many locations around the state hold fun events during the weekend.

 

Sunrise Solstice Festival 2019 - Promoting art and music in the Tawas area on beautiful Tawas Bay, Saturday, June 15th from 8am to 10pm to raise funds to enrich the lives of students at Tawas Area High School.  Activities will include a plein air art competition, live music, artist marketplace, art mini sessions, a cuisine corner as well as many family activities.  For more information, please visit their website at www.sunrisesolstice.org.

 

Art Stroll - The Tawas Bay Artist's Gallery will be hosting an Art Stroll, Friday, June 14th from 4pm to 8pm.  Come and enjoy a stroll and visit downtown East Tawas businesses to view the local art and do some shopping.  You can get your passport at the Tawas Bay Art Gallery or the Village Chocolatier. There will be prizes, a silent auction, music, and refreshments.

 

Motown Eagles - Rogers City Theater will be hosting the Motown Eagles, Saturday, June 15th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.  Performing the musical hits of the Eagles spanning nearly four decades.  Music hits include "Hotel California", "The Best of My Love" and "Take It To The Limit." Combining their musical talents, these five talented musicians from Detroit blend their voices and instruments to perform the classic hits of the Eagles.  Their band is featured in Michigan’s adjudicated Arts & Humanities Touring Directory.Performance at the historic Rogers City Theater located at 257 N. Third Street in downtown Rogers City.

 

Art On The Beach - This exciting show has been a favorite for over thirty years! Slated for the last full weekend in June, this show gets bigger and better every year and runs Saturday, June 22nd from 9am -5pm and Sunday, June 23rd from 10am – 4pm. Over 100 Artisans display and sell their handmade arts, crafts, and hobbies on the shores of beautiful Lake Huron, Oscoda Beach Park in Downtown Oscoda.  The Oscoda Beach Park is located just East of Lake Street two blocks from US-23. For more information on forms or updated information Call (989)739-7322 or email: events@oscodachamber.com

 

****FARMERS MARKETS****

 

Northeast Michigan Regional  Farmers Market-Tawas City

Season is May thru October

Hours are 8am to 1pm every Wednesday and Saturday

 

Northeast Michigan Regional Farmers Market-Oscoda

Season is May thru October

Hours are 9am to 2pm every Wednesday

 

Plainfield Township Farmers Market

Season is May thru October

Hours are 9am to 1pm every Saturday

 

ARA Farm Market-Lincoln

Season is May thru October

Hours are 9am to 12:30pm every Saturday

 

Rose City Farmers Market

Season is June thru October

Hours are 9am to 3pm every Saturday

 

West Branch Farmers Market

Season is June thru October

Hours are 8am to 2pm every Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

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