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Up Coming Community Events
Paint A Perch Contest - The 2023 Perchville USA celebration begins with the Paint a Perch Contest! Perch cutouts are now available at the Tawas Bay Art Gallery. Perch can be picked up and painted at home or painted at the gallery. All fish completed and returned to the Tawas Bay Art Gallery by January 22nd will be entered in the Paint a Perch Contest. Voting for the winners will take place during the Coronation Breakfast on Jan. 28th and at the Royal Feast Feb. 2nd. The contest is open to everyone, with prizes for the winners of the following age groups: 5 and under, 6-11, 12-17, 18-64, 65 and over. Winners will be announced during the Royal Feast and displayed at the Family Expo event Feb. 4th For further infromation on the contest please contact the Tawas Bay Art Gallery at 989-362-5613. Tawas Bay Art Gallery Hours: Nov. & Dec. Mon.-Sat. 11-4, Sun. 12-4; Jan. Wed.-Sat. 11-4, Sun. 12-4. Please visit the Gallery's website for holiday hours.
Holiday Shopping Night - The East Tawas Business Association presents the Downtown East Tawas Holiday Shopping Night on Thursday, December 8th from 5:00-7:00pm. Enjoy special offers, food, drink, entertainment, giveaways, and more! Stroll downtown and check out what local merchants have in store for the holidays.Stop by the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce for special performances and free gift wrapping by the WE Players. Professional photos with Santa by Amanda Bergeron Photography are also avaiable for $25 (take home and digital print).
Shipwrecks - Learn how shipwrecks become oases of biodiversity in a changing ocean. Thursday, December 8th from 7:00-8:30pm at GLMHC, 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI 49707. Shipwrecks are not just archaeological artifacts; they provide habitats for a diversity of underwater animals. Marine biologist Dr. Kirstin Meyer-Kaiser has studied numerous shipwrecks in the north Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and tropical Pacific. Come explore shipwrecks and the biological communities that inhabit them. For more information, call 989-312-3579.
Texas Hold 'Em Tournament - Oscoda AuSable Chamber of Commerce will host a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament at American Legion Post #274, U.S. 23 in Oscoda. This event will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 8-10 with a 5:00pm Cash Table and 7:00pm Tournament. All proceeds go to Oscoda AuSable Chamber.
Winter Wonderland Craft Show - Kirtland's Winter Wonderland Craft Show will be held December 10th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Kirtland Community College, 4800 West Four Mile Road in Grayling. Free admission, drawings for prizes, Santa & Mrs. Claus, live performances, food for purchase and more. For more information call 989-275-5000.
Pet Pictures with Santa - Santa Pet Pics will be held Saturday, December 10th, 11am-1pm at Dean Arbour Ford on M-55 in Tawas City. Bring your pets for a picture with Santa!
Children's Lunch with Santa - The Mio Moose Lodge on M-72 is hosting a Children's Lunch with Santa on December 10th from noon until 2:00pm. Free to children 10 and under. Includes lunch, visit with Santa, candy and toy.
Christmas Light Parade - West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Gingerbread Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 10th at 7pm downtown.
The Little Prince - The Northeast Academy of Dance presents “The Little Prince”:
- Saturday, December 10th at 7:00pm
- Sunday, December 11th at 2:00pm
In the Mary Anne Bartels Auditorium of Oscoda High School, River Road, Oscoda. Tickets $13, Seniors $11, students $6 and available at the door. For more information call 989-739-7955.
Tawas Bay Players Christmas Songs & Stories - Playhouse, 401 Newman Street, East Tawas, Free Admission, Doors open 6:30, starts 7pm.
Veteran Coffee Hour - A Veteran Coffee hour will be held Thursday, December 15th from 9:00-10:30am at Wurtsmith Air Museum, 4071 East Van Ettan Street in Oscoda. All Veterans are welcome for coffee, visiting with friends, and a tour of the museum.
Veteran Coffee Hour - A Veterans Coffee hour will be held Thursday, December 15th from 9:00-11:00am at Audie Johnson American Legion Post #211, 900 East Lincoln, East Tawas. All veterans are welcome.
Christmas Gift & Craft Show - The 2nd Annual “Neath The Wreath” Christmas Gift & Craft Show will be held Saturday, December 17th, 9am-4pm, at Rushman Hall, 821 Newman Street, East Tawas. Crafts of all kinds, bring the kids to see Santa, Storytime with Mrs. Claus and lunch available.
Storytime and Craft - Come to the East Tawas Library at 760 Newman Street for a fun holiday story and craft on Saturday December 17th, 10:30-11:30am. Please RSVP at the Library or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow the Star - New Hope Church presents "Follow the Star Production" Saturday December 17th at 7:00pm and Sunday December 18th at 9:03 & 10:48am. Held in the Worship Center, 686 Aulerich Rd., East Tawas. A community wide event! Call 989-984-5400 for more information.
41st Annual Community Christmas Sing Along, Huron Community Bank, Newman Street, East Tawas, 8am-9am. The program will be broadcast "live" on Wkjc fm 104.7
Networking Event - A New Year Networking Event will take place Wenesday, January 18th from 5:30-7:00pm at the Tawas Chamber of Commerce office, 228 Newman, East Tawas. Share your vision for 2023 with local business owners and community leaders. Let's inspire one another to set goals and achieve them! Strolling Supper will be served. Hosted by Develop Iosco.
ON GOING LOCAL EVENTS
Winter Market - Develop Iosco hosts a Winter Market featuring fresh produce, baked goods, specialty gifts and crafts every Saturday through December from 9am-Noon at the Sand Lake Community Center, 4049 Indian Lake Road, National City. Those interested in participating can email Julie at DIWinterMarket@gmail.com.
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 4:00pm, 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.
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