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PARADES & FIREWORKS
July 1st - 41st Annual Children's Parade at 1:00pm in Harrisville, info (989)724-6301
July 1st - Fireworks at dusk at the Harrisville Harbor, info (989)724-5107
July 1st - Fireworks at dusk in AuGres
July 1st - Parade at 4pm with Fireworks at dusk in Luzern
July 2nd - Fireworks at dusk in Harrisville
July 4th - Parade at 11:00am with Fireworks at dusk in the Tawases
July 4th - Parade at 11:00am with Fireworks at dusk in Barton City
July 4th - Parade at 11:00am with Fireworks at 10:30 in Alpena
July 4th - Fireworks at dusk in Hale
July 4th - Parade at 1:00pm with Fireworks at dusk in Oscoda
July 4th - Parade at 4:00pm with Fireworks at dusk in Rose City
July 4th - Parade at 6:00pm with Fireworks at dusk in West Branch
July 4th - Parade at 6:00pm with Fireworks at dusk in Atlanta
July 4th - Parade at 2:00pm with Fireworks at dusk in Glennnie
July 4th - Parade at 2:00pm with Fireworks at dusk in Mio
Iosco County Fair - Week of July 24th thru July 30th
Alpena County Fair - Week of July 29th thru August 6th
Arenac County Fair - Week of August 1st thru August 6th
Alcona County Fair - August 15th thru August 20th
Ogemaw County Fair - August 15th thru August 20th
Northeast Michigan Regional Farm Market - 3rd week in May to the last week in October. In Tawas at Gateway Park on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. Oscoda/AuSable at the AuSable Shoreline Park on Wednesdays from 9am to 2pm.
American Legion Post #370 - The Post hosts a dinner every Friday from 5pm to 8pm at the post at 805 East Greenwood Rd., in Prescott. Cost is $9.00 per person. For more info please call (989)836-2660.
Tawas Community Concert Band - Summer of 2017 Concerts by the Bay, with Director Brian Carter. Every Monday Evening from June 19th thru August 21st, at 7:30pm June and July, and 7pm the month of August. So come and enjoy the music by the bay at the East Tawas City Park.
Kirtland's Warbler Tours - Saturdays, June 17th, June 24th, and Saturday July 1st. The tours will be held beginning at the Camp Inn Lodge, 3111 US 23, south of Oscoda, tours begin at 8am. A short video will be shown then participants will follow the guide and carpool in their own vehicles to the Pine River Management area in Oscoda. Limited to 20 people per tour. Reservations are encouraged by calling (989)739-2021.
Huron-Manistee National Forest Heritage Program - Every Thursday June 22nd thru Sept. 7th, from 10am to 2pm. Forest Archeologist and Heritage Volunteers will be on hand demonstrating archeological methods through excavation of the "Old Store". Registration is required as there is a limited space of 25 participants at each dig. Register in person at Lumberman's Monument or call (989)362-8961.
Yo-Master Zeemo - His one-of-a-kind performer has skills few other master. He's a juggling champion and yo-yo expert. His talents leaves the children wondering in amazement. Tuesday, June 27th, at the East Tawas Community Center at 10:30am, Oscoda at 2:00pm. Wednesday, June 28th, in Whittemore at 10:30am and Plainfield at 2:00pm. Thursday, June 29th in AuGres ath 10:30am and Standish at 2:00pm. For more info and exact locations, please call (989)362-2651.
Huron National Forest - Kid's Day!! June 27th and August 15th at 1:00pm. Forest archeologists will be hosting an opportunity for the public to come an learn about the atlatl. An ancient hunting tool that has been used in modern times by Alaskan Natives, Australian Aborigines, and some Indians of South America. Participants will have an opportunity to test their skills with the Atlatl. For more info please visit the Lumberman's Monument Visitors Center or call (989)362-8961 for this and upcoming events.
Benefit Concert - Flipside is again planning a benefit concert to support Foster Kids of Iosco/Alcona Counties. Scheduled for Friday June 30, 2017 at the Tawas City Town Square overlooking Tawas Bay. Keep watching for time and more info to follow.
HFCC Performing Arts Company - HFCC Performing Arts with the Michigan Sinfonietta present "Beauty and the Beast". Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1st at 7:00pm at the Oscoda High School Auditorium located at 3550 E. River Rd., Oscoda. Tickets $16 in advance, $20 at the door, and Student $10. Tickets available online at www.HFCCPerformingArtsCompany.com or at the Oscoda Chamber of Commerce.
Huron National Forest - A Nature Hike will take place on Saturday, July 1st at 11am. You will hike the Discovery Trail with a Ranger and learn about forest management, local wildlife, and local plant life. The hike finishes at the beautiful sand dune lookout. For more info please call the Lumberman's Monument Visitor Center at (989)362-8961.
Luzern's 4th of July Celebration - Krafts-On-The-Korner will take place in Luzern on July 1st, from Noon to 4pm on the corner on M-72 & Deeter Rd. Booth space is FREE!! Please R.S.V.P. by contacting the Luzerne Hardware at (989)826-8050.
Strawberry Festival - Christ Episcopal Church will be holding their annual Strawberry Festival, Tuesday, July 4th from 10:30am to 2pm. They will have Shortcake, Sundaes, Hot Dogs, and a Bake Sale that starts at 8:30am. The Church is located 1 block W. of downtown East Tawas.
Harrisville State Park -Hike and Seek, at the Explorer Program Den, Wednesday, July 5th at 2pm. Join us for a Hike on our Cedar Run Nature Trail. Please be prepared for the weather and bugs! For info please call the park at (989)724-5126.
Iosco-Arenac District Library - Gordon The Magician, July 5th at the Plainfield library at 2:00pm, and Omer library at 6:00pm. Also in AuGres July 13th, at 10:30am and Standish at 2:00pm. For more info please call (989)362-2651.
Huron National Forest - Kid's Day! Wednesday, July 5th. Life of a Wildland Firefighter. Have you ever used a Pulaski? Been inside a fire shelter? Handled the hose of a fire truck? Learn how firefighters do their jobs and about the equipment they use. Watch for a visit from Smokey the Bear. For info please call the Lumberman's Monument Visitor Center at (989)362-8961.
Animal Adventure Show - Alcona County Library in Harrisville will be offering stories and live animals, July 5th, at 1:30pm, Contact Denise Bearre for more info at (989)724-6796.
Harrisville State Park - Seagull Call, Explorer Program Den, at 10am. Come get crafty, play games, and learn more about the Seagull. Also at 2 pm get batty with "baby got bats". Crafts, games and information about our high flying friends of the night. (Anyone under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult) For more info please call the park at (989)724-5126.
Summerfest 2017 - Tawas Bay Summerfest mark your calendars....Saturday July 8th we have the Kiwanis 5k Run By The Bay, check in is at 7am-8:45am, start time is 9:00am on Newman St., in East Tawas. Also a Car Cruise with Line up at 5:00pm, start 6:00pm. Dash plaque to first 50 vehicles. Street dance following the Car Cruise from 7pm to 11pm, featuring the Down Home Band, on Newman St., East Tawas. Sunday, July 9th, 8am-10am registration for the Car, Truck & Cycle Show. Awards are given at 3pm, Newman St., East Tawas. Dawn Patrol Fly-In, Sunday at 7am til Noon at the Iosco County Airport.
Mio Masonic Lodge - Mio Masonic Lodge Classic Car Show, Saturday, July 8th from 9am to 3pm at the Mio Flea Market, 1mile north of the light in Mio on M-33. You may enter your classic car or truck to be judged. Registration is from 9am to 11am. For more info please call Paul Perry at (989)826-6419 or (989)390-3387 if no answer please leave info on machine and it will be recorded.
Hale Eagles - "AND THEY'RE OFF", a night at the Horse Races!!! Saturday, July 8th, dinner starting at 5pm with racing to follow. Come in and enjoy a full night of video horse racing, along with dinner and drink specials. Dinner includes a half slab of BBQ ribs, potato, salad, baked beans, ear of corn, rolls and dessert. Cost is $20 per person, which includes dinner and $10 funny money for betting. Hale Eagles is located on M-65, 5 miles North of the light in Hale. Tickets available at the Hale Eagles or call (989)728-4283.
Harrisville's 22nd Annual - Antique & Collectibles Show will be held Saturday, July 8th from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday, July 9th from 10am to 4pm. 40 plus vendors at the harbor in Harrisville. For more info please call Erlene Ranger (989)335-1645.
Iosco County Humane Society - Partnered with Great Lakes Advertising & Promotion invites you to their 2nd Annual Golf Classic Fundraiser, Saturday, July 9th, with a shot gun start at 9am. Registration starts at 8am or you can call Yvonne Trout at (989)254-7748 and she can get you registered and ready to go. It will be held at Lakewood Shores Golf Course in Oscoda, and is a 4 person Scramble, $75 per player. Sign up even if it's just you and we will get you on a team. There will be several surprise challenges during your play that will help level the playing field. You could win a Two Year Lease on 2017 Chevrolet Truck for a Hole In One, offered by Dean Arbour Chevrolet Cadillac of East Tawas. This is a big fund raiser for the Humane Society and we appreciate everyone who comes out to support us. Please get your calls in, so Yvonne can get things planned for a great day. Proceeds will help provide food, safe comfort and the best of care for animals in the shelter. You may sign up for golf by calling Lakewood Shores at (989)739-2073 and to sign up to volunteer, sponsor and/or donations please call Yvonne Trout at (989)254-7748.
Alcona County Library - Get up close and personal with hawks, falcons, and owls, Wednesday, July 12th at 1:30pm. This is a free program presented by Jenny Schroeder, wildlife educator and licensed falconer. Contact Denise Bearr at (989)724-6796 for more info.
23rd Annual - Sunrise Side Wine & Food Festival from 12 noon to 6pm., Saturday, July 15th at the Harrisville Harbor. Featuring Michigan vintners, breweries serving wine and beer. Food from local restaurants. For more info please call (989)724-5107.
Alpena Community College Huron Shores - Open House and Car Show, Saturday, July 15th from 10am to 4pm. For a full listing of the event details, visit discover.alpenacc.edu/HUSH.php
Knights of Columbus in East Tawas - Invites everyone to Bingo each Sunday night. Doors open at 5:30, Bingo starts at 6:30 everyone is welcome.
Kiwanis Club of Alpena and Alpena Booster's Club - Are sponsoring the "FLAG PROJECT", and they are looking for help. The goal is to honor fallen veterans with the "Heroes Avenue of Flags" which will line the Alpena Bi-Path from the Evergreen Cemetery to 11th Avenue. Each flag will be marked with a memorial plaque. The flags will be placed 5 times a year. Cost is just $50 a year. To make a donation to honor a fallen soldier, or for more info call Judy at 989-354-3543
Please Drop Off - Miner's Grove at the corner of Miller & Wilber roads is collecting soda can tabs. Proceeds benefit the Shiners' Hospital. The tab is the only pure aluminum part of the can....the can it's self can be returned for your deposit. But please remove the tab, and help children through the Shiners' Hospital.
AuSable River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution - The chapter is selling U.S. made flags to raise funds for their projects supporting schools, historical preservation and patriotism. U.S. flags, state flags and military service flags in all sizes are available. For info or to order please call 989-362-2337