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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:

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.

 

Harbor Lights Pregnancy & Information Center - The Center will be extending hours on Thursdays until 7pm, starting Thursday, September 5th. The center could use donations of baby wipes, and any other baby items.  You can call (989)305-6308 for an appointment.

 

Free Open Skate - Northern Lights Arena in Alpena is holding open skate Saturdays, from 1pm to 2:45pm from September 7th to December 21st.  This skate is sponsored by Alpena County Youth & Recreation Millage, and includes the use of skates! "Ice skating is an excellent way to keep active and fit during the winter months!" So come on out the Norther Lights Arena and enjoy a good old fashion skate.

 

Paul Bunyan Days - Come on out and bring the whole family, Friday, September 20th thru Sunday, September 22nd.  There will be chain saw carvers, Schmidt Amusement Carnival, Craft Vendors, Classic Car Show, Kids Activities, Pie Eating Contest, Fun for the whole family! For more info call (989)739-7322.

 

Benefit Poker Run - There will be a benefit poker run Saturday, September 21st with registration starting at 10am at the Bently Bar, 2213 Bently Rd.  Kickstands up at noon with the ride ending at Jokers M/C Oscoda. All proceeds benefit Dan Cook's medical bills and travel expences in his battle agains cancer. There will be a 50/50 raffle, Drinks, Music and food while it lasts. This is presented by Zantorians R/C.

 

Fall Color Bus Tour - The Westminster Presbyterian Church in Harrisville will be hosting a Fall Color Bus Tour to the Leelanau Peninsula on September 21st.  The bus will leave from the church at 8am, and lunch will be at the Cove Restaurant in Leland.  There are quaint shops in Leland and a place to see salmon swim up river, and a great place to purchase smoked fish.  Return approximately 7pm.  The cost is $40 per person and you must register by August 14th.  Please contact Linda Knight at (989)747-8060 to register.

 

Frozen Fear - Tawas Bay Ice Arena presents "Frozen Fear" haunted attraction, September 27th and 28th from 7pm to 11pm and October 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th also from 7pm to 11pm. Cost is $5 for 12 and under, $10 for 13 or older. Located at the Tawas Bay Ice Arena, 200 M-55, Tawas City.

 

Thunder Bay Folk Fest - The 6th Annual Thunder Bay Folk Fest will be held the weekend of Friday, September 27th through Sunday, September 29th at the Antique Tractor Grounds, 6850 French Rd, in Alpena.  Come on out to a beautiful weekend of music, friends and fun.  There will be 3 stages with 12 live bands, open mic, campfire jams, childrens activities.  Lovely wooded campground with fire rings.  Find out more at thunderbayfolkfest.org.

 

40 Mile Lighthouse - 18th Annual Night at the Lighthouse, Friday, October 4th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse located in Lighthouse Park, U.S. 23N, seven miles north of Rogers City.  Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our 4th Order Fresnel lens! Alpena's Barbershop Quarter, aka "Chord Order" at 6:30pm, followed by an acoustic jam at 7pm.  Hosted by Al Gross, aka "The Bearfoot Balladeer".  Bring an acoustic instrument and join the foot stompin' and hand clappin' fun.  The Kiwanis Fish Shack will be selling their famoous whitefish sandwiches and other goodies.  Hot spiced cider, hot coffee, hot chocolate and cookiew will be available in the Fog Signal Building.  Wander along lantern-lit pathways to visit the seasonally decorated lighthouse, the Calcite Pilot House and the Bunkhouse Gift Shop. There will be a Baked Goods Sale to support Cancer Research starting at 10am. Ample Parking & Ample Seating, Open to All with Free Admission.

 

Depot Days - Depot Days is an annual event held in the fall. This year the date is Saturday, October 5th. Depot Days features carnival rides, antique tractors, historical scrap books and pictures, vendors, food contests (chili, pie, chicken noodle soup, brownies) and more. Information to come. Call (989) 718-3021 or email info@standishdepot.org

 

Oscoda Lions Club - 19th Annual Arts & Craft show will be hosted by the Oscoda Lions Club, Saturday, October 5th from 10am to 4pm at the Oscoda High School.  Come and enjoy a day of over 90 vendors including a farmers market, and a chain saw carver.  A donation of $1 for adults at the door and children are free.  Lunch is available to purchase.  So come on out and get ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, you might be able to finish you holiday shopping!

 

Haunted Weekend - Harrisville State Park presents its annual Haunted Halloween Weekend, Friday, October 11th thru Sunday, October 15th. Come enjoy a frightfully fun outdoor experience!  Weekend activities include children’s games, a site decorating contest and trick-or-treating for our campground guests, a haunted hayride and our spooky haunted trail.  Harrisville State Park’s Haunted Halloween Weekend offers fun for all ages, so come enjoy a great October weekend on the shore of beautiful Lake Huron! This year’s event is sponsored by Lexi's Main Street Salon in Harrisville.  All events are free, but a current Recreation Passport is required to enter the state park.

 

Synchronized Swim -  The Blue Marlins Synchronized Swim Team will be holding their annual registration Sunday, October 6th at 1pm.  Synchronized swimming is fun, it combines the skill of swimming, gymnastics, diving, music and dance into the ultimate team sport.  This is for ages 7 and up no skills needed, and you don't have to live in the Oscoda School District to join the fun.  Practices will be held on Sundays at the OHS pool from 1pm to 4pm beginning October 6th.  A one piece swimsuit is preferred and nose plugs will be provided.  The season will end with a performance in May.

 

Pumpkin Bash - 6th Annual Rose City-Lupton Pumpkin Bash will be held Saturday, October 12th at the Rose City Park from 12pm to 4pm.  There will be vendors from 12 to 4, Pumpkin & Apple Pie contest at 3pm, Costume Judging is at 2pm.  There will also be 5k Run/Walk with sign up before Oct. 1st, cost is $20 for adults, $15 under 18, children under 4 are free. Run/Walk starts at 10am. Unlimited games & inflatables cost is $10 per person. For more info please contact Mitch at (989)332-9322 or check out their website at www.active.com/rose-city-mi.

 

Fall Harvest - Rose Valley Winery will be hosting a Fall Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 12th from 12pm to 5pm.  There will be Pulled Pork, and sides, Wine Samples, Grape Stomp, Mulled Wine, Hay ride, bonfire, Live Entertainment featuring "Bondar & Chamberlin", and featuring "Joel Shettrown" on sax.  Wine and Merchandise, all for just $10 at the door.  So come on out and enjoy the fall at Rose City Winery, 3039 Beechwood Rd., Rose City.

 

50 Shades of Pink - Northeast Sunrise Charter Chapter of the American Women's Association will be hosting a "50 Shades of Pink" fashion show featuring Fashions from local stores.  It will be held Thursday, October 24th at Wiltse's Restaurant with Social Hour starting at 5pm.  Dinner Buffet will be at 6pm and the show starting at 7pm. Admission is $30 and includes Dinner, 15 Raffle Tickets for Gift Baskets, 30 Gorgeous Baskets to be given away,  and One Ticket for a Special Prize.  Proceeds go to Local Scholarships, so far this year $3500.00 has been given out.  For tickets please call Jill Ritter at (989)387-5748 or any ABWA member. 

 

Halloween Parade - East Tawas will be holding its Halloween Parade on Thursday, October 31st starting at 4:30pm beginning at Tawas Bay Players Theater and continuing down Newman Street with Trick or Treating at local merchants following the parade.  Then Trick or Treating in East Tawas and Tawas City is from 5pm to 8pm.

 

8th Annual Impact Women's Expo - Come out and enjoy shopping with top notch vendors, crafters, Quarter and Chinese Auctions, concessions and more, Saturday, November 2nd from 10am to 3pm at the Plainfield Resource Center, M65 in Hale.  They will be collecting items for the Food Pantry in the Hale Area Schools, the pantry is available to all Jr and Sr High students.  Items needed: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorants, shampoos/conditioners, facial cleanser, bar soap, body moisturizers, boxed cereal, peanut butter, jelly/jam and bottled water.  First 50 ladies to bring in a donation for the Pantry, will receive a free swag bag filled with goodies from our vendors. Lunch will be available for purchase....Enjoy 5 full hours of fun!  For more info please call Kim Blust (989)218-2022 or Terri Shellenbarger at (989)701-0130.

 

 

 

 

****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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