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Up Coming Community Events
Christmas Parade - AuGres presents Christmas in the City Parade on Saturday, December 2nd. Parade beins at AuGres-Sims School parking lost at 6:15pm and ends at the City of auGres Riverfront Campground followed by tree lighting! Plus, see Santa Claus at the Compground! For Parade Information, contact Becky Murphy at 989-653-0356 or facebook.com/augreschamber. For Tree Decorating information, contact Sheree Wiltse at 989-329-7444. Sponsored by AuGres Area Chamber of Commerce, AuGres Community Events, Women of AuGres, and AuGres Men's Club.
Christmas Concert - The Tawas Community Concert Band under the direction of Tina Donze presents "The Sounds of Christmas, Bells & Carols" on Monday, December 4th at 7:00pm in the Emmanuel Lutheran School Gym, 216 North Street West, Tawas City. Admission is free but donations accepted for their scholarship fund.
Golden Grocery Giveaway - The Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency's Golden Grocery Giveaway for income eligible seniors age sixty and older will be held on Tuesday, December 5th from 1:00-2:00pm at the Alcona Senior Center, 205 Church Street, Lincoln. For eligibility information call NEMSCA at 989-358-4712.
Paint Party - A Paint Party Fundraiser for the Oscoda VFW will be held Tuesday, December 5th at 6:00pm at the VFW Post, 240 Chrysler, Oscoda. Four different holiday themed topics to choose from to paint and take home. Cost is $40 for adults, $30 for kids and take home kits. Proceeds to the Oscoda VFW Post. To register or for more information call 586-764-4544.
ACC Talks - Alpenda Community College Oscoda Campus will host ACC Talks on Wednesday, December 6th at 5800 Skeel Avenue, Room 213, Oscoda. The presenters will be Ben Wiese, District Ranger for the U.S. Forest Service Huron Shores District and Schott Eggeman, Michigan DNR Northeast Field Operations Manager. Doors open at 5:30pm, presentations are from 6:00-7:00pm. The presentation is free, but reservations are requested by calling 989-739-1445.
Shopping Night - The East Tawas Business Association will hold Hliday Shopping Night on Thursday, December 7th from 5:00-7:30pm in Downtown East Tawas. Do your Christmas shopping, enjoy special entertainment, giveaways, and refreshments. The Tawas Wellness Warriors will have crafts for the kids and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and soup at the Tawas Bay Art Gallery, 302 Newman Street.
Golden Grocery Giveaway - The Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency's Golden Grocery Giveaway for income eligible seniors age sixty and older will be held on Friday, December 8th from 10:00-11:00am at the American Legion Post, 3221 M-76 in Standish. For eligibility information call NEMSCA at 989-358-4712.
WE Players - The WE Players present "Sherlock Holmes & The First Baker Street Irregulars" based on characters and mysteries of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, hosted by the Tawas Bay Players at the Playhouse, 401 Newman Street, East Tawas:
- Friday, December 8th at 7:00pm
- Saturday, December 9th at 7:00pm
- Sunday, December 10th at 2:00pm
Tickets are $10 for adults, students $5. For tickets or for more information visit tawasbayplayers.com
Breakfast with Santa (Tawas) - Angie's Cares presents "All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Prekfast with Santa" on Saturday, December 9th from 8:00am until Noon at Clara Bolen Gym in Tawas City. Served with sausage links and drinks. Tickets are only $8 per person and proceeds stay in our Tawas communities through Augies Cares (augiescares.org). PLUS! Special guest Chris Cakes of Michigan, Guinness Book of World Records "Fastest Pancake Makers in the World" and Large Event Specialists "As Seen on Food Network."
Breakfast with Santa (Hale) - The Iosco County Sheriff's Posse presents "Breakfast With Santa" on Saturday, December 9th from 9:00-11:00am at the Plainfield Township Hall, 415 East Main Street in Hale. The breakfast is free but registration is required by calling 630-567-3263.
Ballet - The Northeast Academy of dancy presents the Ballet "The Raymonda Variations" on:
- Saturday, December 9th at 7:00pm
- Sunday, December 10th at 2:00pm
in the Mary Anne Bartels Auditorium at Oscoda High School on River Road in Oscoda. Tickets available at the door: adults $13, seniors $11, students $6. For more information call 989-739-7955.
Kid's Christmas Party - The Mikado Goodfellows Kid's Christmas Party will be held Sunday, December 10th from 1:00-3:00pm at the Civic Center, F-41 in Mikado. Come see Santa and receive a present, bag of candy, and punch & cookies! Sponsored by the Mikado Goodfellows.
Cornhole Tournament - American Legion Post #211 will host a Cornhole Tournament at the Post, 900 East Lincoln Street in East Tawas on Tuesday, December 12th. Registration begins at 4:00pm, Tournament starts at 6:00pm. Entry fee is $15 with prizes for first and second place. Food available for purchase and cash bar. Call 989-329-6153 for more information.
Veterans Coffee Hour - VFW Post #3735 will host Veterans Coffee Hour on December 20th at the Post, 240 Chrysler Road in Oscoda from 9:00-11:00am. Open to all area Veterans. For more information call 989-739-3128.
ON GOING LOCAL EVENTS
Artisan Hall Exhibitions - Stop by the Historic Huron Shores Artisan Hall Exhibitions:
- Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 11:00am-4:00pm
- Sundays 1:00-4:00pm
- Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
- Call 989-254-5567 for information
Oscoda Senior Center - Visit the Oscoda Senior Center located at 653 State Street SW in Oscoda. Enjoy great food, line dancing, cardio drumming, card games, crafts, board games, relaxation coloring, nature walks, the writing club, and meeting new friends and socializing with friends and neighbors. A copy of the calendar and menu are available at the Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce Office. For more information, call the Oscoda Senior Center at 989-739-3668.
K of C Burger Night - Did you miss Fish and Burger Monday's at the Rushman Hall in East Tawas? Dinners are from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, dine in or take out. There will be fish and a 1/2 lb Smash Burger and a whole lot more. So come on in for some fantastic food and burgers. Call ahead for take out (989) 362-6333.
Tawas Bingo - The Tawas Area Knights of Columbus Hosts Bingo Sundays at Rushman Hall, 821 Newman Street, East Tawas. Doors open at 4:00pm, Bingo starts at 6:00pm.
Hale Bingo - The Hale VFW hosts Bingo Sundays & Thursdays at the Hall, 203 Ainsley Street in Hale. Doors open at 3:30pm, Bingo starts at 6:00pm.
Mikado Bingo - The Mikado Goodfellos hosts Bingo Mondays at the Civic Center on F-41. Doors open at 4:00pm, Bingo at 6:30pm. Food available for puchase and all proceeds go to charity.
Sand Lake Bingo - The Sand Lake Heights Seniors host Bingo Tuesdays at the building in Sand Lake. Doors open at 11:00am, Bingo at Noon with proceeds to the Sand Lake Seniors.
Sand Lake Bingo - The Sand Lake Heights Men's Association will host Bingo with a Michigan Progressive Jackpot, Fridays at the building in Sand Lake. Doors open at 5:00pm, Bingo at 6:00pm.
Cancer Support - Friends Together, the cancer support agency serving all of northeast Michigan is holidng a support group Tuesdays at 5:30pm at Rushman Hall on Newman Street in East Tawas. Anyone who has been touched by cancer, or if you have a family member with a cancer diagnosis, you are welcome to the weekly support group. All Friends Together programs and services are free. For information, log on to friendstogetherMI.org or call 989-356-3231.
Food Pantry - If you or someone you know is in need of food, there is a free food pantry available at the United Methodist Church in Oscoda. The Pantry is located by the entry doors nearest to the church parsonage. The Pantry is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Pantry is refilled by community donations. All items are free to those who need them.
Baby Needs - If you or someone you know is in need of free supplies for babies or toddlers, such as diapers, pull-ups, wipes, or rash cream, these are avaiable through Iosco County MDHHS. You must be a resident of Iosco County to qualify. As the front desk staff at MDHHS for more information: Iosco County MDHHS, 2145 East Huron Road, East Tawas, MI 48730.
Northeast Michigan Regional Farm Markets
Winter Market - Develop Iosco will host a Winter Market on Saturdays November 4th-December 30th from 8:00am-1:00pm in the Sand Lake Community Center, 4059 Indian Lake Road in National City. Interested vendors can email DIWinterMarket@gmail.com
Alpena Farmer's Market - Open Saturdays from 8:00am until 1:00pm at Michekweis Park in Alpena. Shop locally grown fresh produce, beef, honey, flowers, and much more! With Live music and special programs. For information, log on to AlpenaFarmersMarket.com.