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Up Coming Community Events
AREA COUNTY FAIRS 2021
ARENAC - JULY 20-24
IOSCO - JULY 26-31
CLARE - JULY 26-31
CHEBOYGAN - AUGUST 7-14
BAY - AUGUST 10-14
ALPENA - AUGUST 15-21
MIDLAND - AUGUST 15-21
ALCONA - AUGUST 17-21
OGEMAW - AUGUST 17-21
TAWAS AREA - EVERY SATURDAY FROM 8AM TO 1PM AT GATEWAY PARK
OSCODA/AUSABLE - WEDNESDAYS FROM 9AM TO 2PM AT SHORELINE PARK
WEST BRANCH - EVERY SATURDAY FROM 8AM TO 2PM
PLAINFIELD TWP HALE - EVERY SATURDAY FROM 9AM TO 1PM
ARENAC - EVERY SATURDAY FROM 9AM TO 1PM
ALCONA - EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10AM TO 1PM
ALPENA - YEAR ROUND WEDNESDAY 8AM TO 1PM
AND SATURDAY 8AM TO 1PM 208 N FIRST ST
ALPENA - ALPENA MALL DAILY FROM 10AM TO 2PM
THEN EVERY SATURDAY AND WEDNESDAY FROM 8AM TO 1PM
STARTING IN MID JULY
ROSE CITY - WEDNESDAY FROM 2PM TO 6PM
FRIDAY FROM 2PM TO 7PM
AND SATURDAY FROM 10-2 ALL SUMMER LONG
ON GOING LOCAL EVENTS
Alcona County Library - Great news!!! The Alcona County Library has reopened to full capacity! The library system have returned to regular hours at the Harrisville, Caledonia, and Lincoln locations. The Alcona County Library is now also serving Curtis Township Library, with that library hours remaining the same.
2021 Fall Soccer Registration - Tawas Area Soccer Association and the American Youth Soccer Organization will hold its soccer open registration until Sunday, July 25th. No Exceptions! Registration fee is $65, $45 + $20 AYSO league fee. Please note the $20 AYSO league fee is non refundable.
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Classic Car Show - A Classic Car Show and Patio Grilling will take place every Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm at the Mio Moose Lodge. For more info please call (989)826-6081.
Recycle Alcona County - Recycling Alcona County is held on the second Saturday each month from 10am to 1pm. Visit the http://alconacountyfair.com and search activities for a list of items not accepted by recycling.
K of C Burger Night - Did you miss Fish and Burger Monday's at the Rushman Hall in East Tawas?? Monday's 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 Vintage Market - The Tawas Vintage Market will be hosting a monthly vintage sale with the proceeds going to various community charities. The market will be held in Brugger's Plaza under the Big American Flag in Tawas City from 9am to 2pm. Call (810)730-1449 for more info.
Lighthouse Summer Special - Every Tuesday from June 1st through August 31st, from noon until 4pm, visitors can join the Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park on the lawn outside the historic lighthouse to learn about a variety of history, lore, and area stories ofinterest.
Iosco Arenac District Library - The library will be offering an online program called MiLibraryQuest Summer 2021 to all teens in 7th through 12th grades. They will participate in a digital animal scavenger hunt put on by libraries across the state of Michigan. Participants from district library will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab, a 128 GB tablet. The program will be open June 1st through July 31st. To get started go to http://www.ioscoarenaclibrary.org, where teens will be directed to the MiLibraryQuest website. For more info on this and other programming go to the website, follow on Facebook or call (989)362-2651.
Curley Memorial Canoe Race - After nearly two years of waiting , the 27th Curley Memorial Canoe Race is back in Oscoda. This Saturday, July 10th will start with the C-2, and Sunday, July 11th will hold the C-1 race. The C-2 race on Saturday begins at 9am at the embankment wall of Cooke Dam. Racers paddle upstream to go around a buoy, then head back downstream to portage over that dam, and later will portage over Foote Dam further downstream. The race then wraps up at Finish Line Park near the AuSable Inn in Oscoda. Sunday's C-1 race begins at 10am and will start at the AuSable Children's Park with paddlers completing two laps from the park and around a buoy placed downstream and back, giving spectators a view of much of the race. The big canoe race "Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Race Marathon will be held Saturday, July 24th with the race starting in Grayling, and finishing at Finish Line Park Sunday, July 25th in Oscoda.
Rogers City Summer Concert Series - Summer Concerts in Lakeside Park from 7pm to 8:30pm.
7/9 David Paul Britton-guitarist, vocals
7/16 Petoskey Steel Drum
7/23 Vertigo Band-country, rock, pop & variety
7/30 Norther MI Brass Band
8/13 Garage Band-local rock band
West Branch District Library - The West Branch District Library will be holding a Summer Reading Program from June 14th through August 7th. There will be four age categories: Children ages one to six, 10 books read by the child or adult . Juvenile ages seven to 14, 5 books read. Young Adult ages 15 to 18, 3 books read. There will be prizes or raffle ticket for how many books are read. Adult 18 and older, 2 books read. Those interested can sign up at the library starting June 1st.
Music in the Park - Members of the Tawas Community Concert Band will hold its annual "Concerts in the Park" at the East Tawas City Park. The concerts start June 14th, so bring your lawn chair and enjoy some summertime music.
Tuesday Night Live - Downtown Tuesday Night Live returns to Newman Street, starting June 22 with "Hippy Bob"! The event will run in late June through mid August with various bands throughout the summer. Bands to include Gibson & Seal Band, on June 29th, Motor City Memories on July 6th, Flipside on July 13th, Michele Spitz on July 20th, The Rock Band CRASH on July 27th, Way Out Wayne on August 3rd, Blues Abusers on August 10th and Boogie2Shooz on August 17th.
Music At The Harbor - Tuesday and Friday nights June 15th to September 17th at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion. Tuesdays the shows are from 6pm to 9pm, featuring Dockside Jams with co-sponsor Alcona Music Project, a free open-mic event with your favorite local musicians. Fridays the shows are from 7pm to 9pm with Harbor Night Concerts, featuring prominent Michigan songwriters in free performances. More info is available at http://www.InspirationAlcona.org.
Concerts on the Beach - Rotary of Oscoda presents "Concerts on the Beach" starting June 24th and run through August 19th. All concerts will start at 7pm and incase of iclement weather the concert will be cancelled.
7/8-The Victory Trio
8/5-Sunrise Side Effect
8/19-Concert to Benefit Special Olympics Featuring the Tipsico Band
UP COMING LOCAL EVENTS
Summer Programs at Lumberman's Monument -
Kid's Day event is set for July 6th beginning at 1pm and visitors will learn how firefighters do their jobs, as well as about the equipment they use. Visitors should also be on the look out for Smokey The Bear too.
Great Lakes Timber Shows have been slated for 1pm and 3pm on Saturday, July 10th. There will be chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, one and two man crosscut sawing, modified chain sawing, log rolling and loads of clean family humor for all ages. They add that guests may also have a chance to test their skills at log rolling.
Nature Hikes several nature kikes are planned for this summer all starting 11am and will be held the following Sundays, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1. Guests are invited to trek alon the Lumberman's Monument Discovery Trail with a Fores Ranger, while learning along the way about forest management, local wildlife, and local plant life.
What Do Owls Eat is another Kid's Day event offered on Tuesday, July 13th at 1pm.
Pollinators learn what a pollinator is and the role they play in the environment, Tuesday, July 20th at 1pm.
Become a Junior Forest Ranger this opportunity will allow children to get involved with the forest in many fun and exciting ways. This is recommended for ages 6-12 and will be held Thursday, July 22nd from 1pm to 3:30pm.
Amaxing Atlatl-An Ancient Hunting Tool this Kid's Day event will be held Tuesday, July 27th, at 1pm. The kids will learn about this spear throwing tool in ancient times.
Birds of Prey On Tuesday, August 3rd starting at 1pm Kid's Day will be hosted by falconer Jenny Schroeder as she teached children about falcons, hawks and owls. There will also be live birds as part of the presentation.
Smokey's Birthday Party All are invited to Lumberman's Monument from 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday, August 10th. Come and enjoy activities and refreshments while celebrating this special day with Smokey Bear.
Impact Ministries - Impact Ministries will host a Christian music Jam Fest, Saturday, July 24th from 12 noon to 5pm. The festival will take place at the Iosco County Fair Grounds in Hale. Cost is free admission and includes crafts and vendors and will feature bands including Morot City Revival, Noah Ray Tatum and The Walkers. For more info Impact Ministries Inc/Iosco on Facebook.
Au Gres Cruisers Car Cruise & Show - The 27th Annual Au Gres Cruisers Car Cruise & Show will be held July 24th & 25th. Also mark your calendars for the Au Gres Cruisers Rock & Roll weekend scheduled July 24th and 25th. This event will be held rain or shine, or any other extenuating circumstances.
Saturday July 24th - Car cruise along the beautiful Saginaw Bay lakeshore that ends up at the Au Gres Pavilion along the river. Burnout contest, live band, beer tent, food, muffler raps and plenty of vintage cars. There is a $5 admission to the festivities.
Sunday July 25th Car Show - Bring your best polished ride! This is a competitive event and trophies are given out for many vehicle classes. Follow Au Gres Cruiser's Car Club on Facebook for all of the event details and info.
Spy Pilot - Wurtsmith Air Museum presents Gary Powers Jr., Friday, July 23 at 4pm at the Oscoda High School, 3550 E. River Rd, Oscoda. The U-2 incident and a controversial cold war legacy. Tickets are $10 at the Wurtsmith Air Museum and at http://www.wurtsmithairmuseum.net.
All proceeds go to support Wurtsmith Air Museum dedicated to the preservation of Wurtsmith Air Force Base History and aviation history of NE Michigan.
Wicker Hill Golf Club - Come on out and help Wicker Hills Golf Club celebrate their 50th Anniversary, Saturday, July 24th with special rates, all day drawings for merchandise and rounds of golf. There will be a 9 hole skin game at 1pm, just like the "Old Days". For more info please call Cathy at (989)254-8902
Music Night - Music Night in Hillman will be held Friday, July 30th. The first show will be from 5pm to 6:30pm at Brush Creek Mill, 121 S. State St., with music by Butch Runyon, admission is by donation. Then at the Hillman Bandshell next to Emerick Park, from 7pm to 9pm will feature Melissa Behring & Jake Tobias, admission is by donation. Then at the Hillman Area Chamber of Commerce is the Toby Keith Tribute Show. Doors open at 8pm with the show running from 8:45pm to 11pm. Admission is $10 reserved tickets, and $15 at the door. There is limited seating available. There will be dancing, 50/50 raffle (Veterans). Price includes one slice of pizza, bring your own beverage. For more info please contact (989)742-2605.
Festival of Light & Life - The Festival of Light & Life will be held Monday, August 2nd to Friday, August 6th at Shoreline Park & Town Square, US 23 in Tawas City. There will be Vacation Bible School for ages 4 to 12 August 2nd thru August 5th from 10am to 12 noon, for registration please call (989)254-9589 or email email@example.com. Prayer & Healing Service daily from 3pm to 4:30pm. Adult Discovery Bible Study Monday thru Thursday 10am to 12 noon. Evening Festival will feature Music, Fun, Sharing the Word with Dynamic Speakers featuring a different speaker every night.
Monday 8/2 Speaker: Pastor Bruce Shields-House of Faith Ministeries Church
Tuesday 8/3 Speaker: Fr. Philip Seitz-Christ Episcopal Church
Wednesday 8/4 Speaker: Pastor Scott Shamel-Harbor Lights Church
Thursday 8/5 Speaker: Kris Kappler-Tawas United Methodist Church
Friday 8/6 Speaker: Frank Wilczynski-Living Waters Apostolic Ministries
This event is sponsored by the Tawas Area Ministerial Association.
2nd Annual Day of the Blues - Join the Hale Eagles located at 5971 N M65, for their 2nd Annual Day of the Blues Festival, Saturday August 7th starting at 1pm. The opening band is The Blues Abusers from 1pm to 5pm with the headling band The Sax Maniacs from 6pm to 10pm. Come on our for some great food featuring BBQ Ribs or Chicken from 2pm until gone. Then later in the evening enjoy Pulled Pork, Hot Dogs, and Polish Dogs. Open to the public. So come on out and get your Blues, Booze & BBQ!!!
Market & Music - Market & Music in the Park! Come on out to Rose City Park and enjoy some shopping, food and music, Saturday, August 7th starting at 12 noon. There will be various vendors until 4pm, there will be kids games, a corn hole tournament. The bands start at 2pm and continue until close. Bands include Bob Hughes, Hey Cuz, Gene & Pat Kelly, Rob Hisscock, Mandi Layne & The Lost Highway, Motor City Memories. So come on out and enjoy the show!!!
V - J Day - A community event sponsored by the Hillman VFW Post 2356 & the Hillman Area Chamber of Commerce will be held from Thursday, August 12th thru Sunday, August 15th. The event will pay tribute to those soldiers who served in the past, and fight today for the United States. Saturday evening there will be a fireworks show paying homage to our soldiers. This fireworks display takes place each year at Emerick Park on the picturesque Thunder Bay River. There will be many events throughout the four days, from a Pageant, Bake Sale, Fish Fry, Food, Craft Vendors, and many other fun family events. For more info please contact Bob Hunt T (989)657-1162 or Jim Paczkowski Sr. at (989)742-3739 from 9am to 3pm.
All Lakes Block Party - Come on out to Sand Lake for the All Lakes Block Party, Friday, August 13th and Saturday, August 14th. There will be tons of food at the Women's Auxiliary Fast Service window. You can enjoy your favorites like hot dogs, Judy's famous nacho supreme, nachos and cheese or how about a kielbasa with homemade sauer kraut. The windo is open Friday from 3pm to 10pm and Saturday from 12 noon to 11pm. A Craft Show will also be available to enjoy on Saturday, and a parade for the whole family starting at 10am on Saturday.
Tawas Uncork'd - Come and enjoy a day at the Beautiful Harbor Park in East Tawas at the 12th Annual Tawas Uncork'd Wine, Ale, and Food Festival, Saturday, August 17th from 12 noon to 6pm. Cost is $20 per ticket.
Blues By The Bay - Blue By The Bay will be held this year from Friday, August 27th thru Sunday, August 29th, at Harbor Park in East Tawas. Come on out and listen to some great music.
Kick it in the Sticks Music Festival - This 3 day music festival in Mio in Northeast Michigan will feature three days of live music, camping and more summer fun! The fun starts at Lost Creek Sky Ranch in Mio, Friday, August 27th at 4pm and runs to Sunday, August 29th at 6:30pm. This venue will host some of Michigans premiere country bands and also country bands from Ohio, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee. So come on and make memories that will last for generation! Any minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult over the age of 21, no exceptions.
Labor Day Arts and Crafts - This year the Labor Day Arts and Craft show will run Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th from 10am to 4pm at Shoreline Park in Tawas City, across from the Iosco County Building.
Calling All Golfers - Mark your calendars for the Oscoda/AuSable Chamber's Annual Scholarship Golf Outing, "Battle For The Paddle". This is the Chamber's annual event to raise monies for scholarships. This year's event will be on Sunday, September 12th at Red Hawk Golf Club in East Tawas. Registration will begin at 8am with a shotgun start at 9am. Cost is $75 per golfer or $300 per team. Breakfast will be provided by the Chamber, the registration fee includes a hot dog lunch, dinner and prizes. For more info please contact the Chamber at (989)739-7322 or http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tawas Varsity Golf - The Tawas Varsity Golf Team will be holding a Golf Scramble Fundraiser at Red Hawk Golf Club, Saturday, October 16th. Registration starts at 9am with a 10am Shotgun Start. 18 hole 4 person scramble with golf cart, range balls and meal at the turn included, trophies and medals to Winning Team and Contest Winners. Contest and Events include long drive and closest to the pin contest, hole in one prizes. Chance based and skill based 50/50's including the chance to compete head to head against our Varsity Golfers! Raffles, giveaways, team merchandise and much more! Cost is $100 per golfer or $350 for a foursome, with a 10% discount if paid by October 1st. Email the Head Coach with questions or for alternative payment options at email@example.com.