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Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas & WKJC have teamed up with our local Toys For Tots in efforts to help the less fortunate children & families of Iosco County!  As in years past, please bring in an unwrapped toy to Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas to place in the truck bed of a Ford F-150 and help us "Fill The Truck" with gifts for children of all ages!  This event runs from now to Friday, December 13th for distribution for this Christmas.  So please help us make this a Merry Christmas for local children and families this holiday season.  Thank you for being a part of the Dean Arbour Difference.  For more info please check out Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas Facebook page.


Free Open Skate - Tawas Bay Ice Arena will be holding open skate on Friday and Saturdays starting Friday, October 25th through March 2020.  They offer Stick Time from 5pm to 7pm and Open Skate from 7pm to 9pm.  Then on Sundays they offer Family Skate at 1pm.


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.


Thanksgiving Dinner - IRESA Tech center's culinary arts and restaurant management students are hosting their 10th annual community Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday, November 21st from 4pm to 6pm.  Donations are being accepted to cover food cost.  Bring your family and enjoy all the holiday trimmings.  Happy Thanksgiving from IRESA culinary arts and restaurant management students.


The Twelve Wines of Christmas - Wiltse's Brew Pub presents The Twelve Wines of Christmas, Thursday, November 21st at 6pm.  Cost is $20 per person admission includes 5 wine samples and charecuterie board appetizers.  So come on out and taste these fine wines.


Christmas Bazaar - The Tawas Bay Eagles will be holding their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 23rd from 9am to 3pm.  Come on out and check out the various vendors and their goods.  You just might find that Christmas present you are looking for.  Please call Elizabeth Bridges at (989)820-7570 for more info.


Empty Bowl Event - The Potters of Summer Field Pottery and volunteers from the community are making beautiful handmade and decorated pottery soup bowls that you may purchase for $15-$20.

The Silent Auction runs from Tuesday, November 26th to Saturday, December 7th at 2pm the day of the event.  The purchase of a bowl will help feed the hungry of the community and the families will be selected by the Salvation Army.  The food will be purchased by Bountiful Harvest and the Salvation Army and will be given out primarily at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  For more info please contact Betty Fahselt at (989)820-8278.


Moonlight Madness - Hale area merchants will again be hosting their Annual Moonlight Madness, Friday, November 29th with Kathy Jane's kicking off the event from 10am to 7pm and continue their sale on Saturday, November 30th for Small Business Saturday.  Hale Hardware will host their Moonlight Madness on Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm, with games and prizes including a drawing for a $500 shopping spree.  The Victorian Cafe' will have owner Terry Bovee at the piano for Christmas Carols from 6pm to 8pm.  Alward's Market will also have a piano player for their Moonlight Madness and will be offering many free samples of their homemade products with some giveaways.  So bring the family for a festive night of enjoyment and savings.


Santa Parade - The Standish Area Chamber of Commerce and the Standish Gateway Destination Placemaking will host the 2nd Annual Santa Parade, November 29th  featuring a lighted parade, lighting of the Standish Historic Depot and Welcome Center, and of course, The Arrival of Santa.  The parade lineup is from 5pm to 6pm with the parade starting at 6pm.  Lighting of the Depot and Santa Arrives at 7pm. Visit with Santa starts at 7:15pm until the line ends.


Turkey Trot 2019 - 13th Annual Tawas Turkey Trot will be held Friday, November 29th starting at 4pm.  There will be a Little Turkey Trot 400M sprint before the start of the 5k with no entry fee.  Early registration is $20 if received by November 22nd, and $25 after that date.  The start of the race begins at the East Tawas Community Center, and then finishes on Newman St. and the corner of Westover in front of the Christmas Tree. Reflective clothing, costumes, and lights are encouraged.  You may email any questions to  5k is to support Tawas Area Cross Country Team.


Parade and Tree Lighting - The City of East Tawas will hold the annual Parade and Christmas tree lighting ceremony.  After the parade, Mayor Bolen will count down to light the tree and there will be cookies and refreshments for all to enjoy!!!


Holiday Light Parade - Downtown Mio will be holding their Holiday Light Parade on Saturday, November 30th at 6pm.  So come to the Chamber Office at 3pm and visit with Santa and get your picture taken with Silverbell the Reindeer.  Mrs. Clause will be serving treats at Santa's Kitchen from 3pm to 6pm at Family Physical Therapy.  Then visit the local businesses to start your Holiday Shopping.


Christmas at the Light - Friends of the Tawas Point Lighthouse invite you to come and see the lighthouse all decked out in winter finery, Saturday, November 30th from 11am to 4pm. This event is free, no ticket required. Tour the lighthouse and climb the tower to see the Point in winter dress! This is the final day that the lighthouse will be open in 2019. At dusk, for just one night a year, twinkle lights are turned on in the lantern room room and the inside of the house will be lit by candles. Paid members of the Friends have a private party following the public event. Join up to join us!


Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting - Rose City/Lupton Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the "Festival of Trees" Christmas Parade, Thursday, December 5th starting at 6pm.  Immediately following the parade there will be the Tree Lighting in the Pavilion.  So come on out and enjoy refreshments and visit with Santa, and don't forget to bring your wish list.


Comfort and Joy - The Huron Shores Chorus presents "Comfort and Joy", Friday, December 6th at 7pm at the Oscoda United Methodist Church, and Sunday, December 8th at 3pm at Tawas Presbyterian Church.  There will be a Cookies and Punch reception following the programs.  Donations are most welcome, and the suggested donation is $5 for adults.  So come and enjoy wonderful Christmas music featuring soloists, traditional Christmas Carols, the Hallelujah Chorus, 12 Days of Christmas, Sacred songs and just plain fun ones. 


Christmas in the Village - Harrisvill's Annual Holiday Celebration "Christmas in the Village", Saturday, December 7th from 9am to 3pm.  There will be a Holiday Bazaar at Maria Hall, Hayrides with pick up and drop offs at the Harrisville Arts Council Building, Children's Activites at the Alcona County Library.  The Annual Cookie Walk at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Baked Goods and Lunch at United Methodist Church.  Local Merchants Sponsor In-Store Drawings and Shopping Specials.  For more info please contact Alcona County Chamber of Commerce at (989)724-5107.


Christmas Party with Santa - Oscoda Lions will be holding a Children's Christmas Party with Santa, Saturday, December 7th from 11am to 1pm.  The party will be held at the American Legion Hall in Oscoda.  There will be lunch, games, gifts and a visit from Santa.  Age limit on the party is 5th grade.


Holiday Shopping Expo - T & C Sports Lounge in AuGres will be holding their 9th Annual Shopping Expo on Saturday, December 7th from 10am to 3pm.  There will be various venders from jewelry, metal art, handmade wreaths, and even readings by Leigh and so much more.  There will also be raffles that will benefit the AuGres-Sims Athletic Program.  Drawings will be at 3pm and you need not be present to win!


Santa Train - Lake State Railway will be hosting a Santa Train, Saturday, December 7th.  The train will stop at various Historic Downtown Depots.  It starts at the Depot in Standish at 8am with line cut off at 9:30am, arriving in West Branch at 12 noon with the line cu toff at 12:45pm, arriving in Roscommon at 3pm with line cut off at 4pm, and arriving in Grayling at 6:30pm with line cut off at 7:30pm. During the stops at the depots you can board the train and meet Santa, take pictures and share your Christmas wish list.  Donations will be accepted for Toys for Tots.


10th Annual Santa Pics with Pets - Dean Arbour Ford and the Iosco County Animal Shelter are hosting their 10th Annual Santa Pictures with Pets on Saturday, December 14th from 11am to 2pm.  The cost is $5 per photo with all proceeds go to the Iosco County Animal Shelter.  There will be a pet buffet table and check out the adoptable pets.


Cookie Walk - Tawas Area Presbyterian Church will be holding it's Annual Cookie Walk, Saturday, December 14th from 9am to 12pm.  Come get your box, walk the cookies and pick out which ones tempt you.  You pay by the pound.  So come on out and get some of these delicious cookies.


Christmas Light Parade - West Branch Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 14th at 7pm down Houghton Avenue.  This years theme is "A Toy Story", whether it's the movie, the toys or the stories of the holiday season. After the parade there is the tree lighting and visit with Santa at the West Branch Chamber Office. So come on out and see Santa and give him your Christmas list.


Christmas Fantasy Downtown - Downtown West Branch merchants will be hosting Christmas Fantasy Downtown, Saturday, December 21st from 11am to 3pm.  So come on out and enjoy some cookies, visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause and see Santa's live reindeer.  Visit Santa's workshop in the library for crafts, a movie and snacks.  Santa and Mrs. Clause will be at the Craft Emporium on the corner of 2nd and Houghton Avenue.  Santa's reindeer will be at S. 3rd and Houghton Avenue.  There will also be horse drawn hayrides.  So come on out and have some holiday fun.


Market Days - Shoreline Players Community Theater will be holding Market Days, Saturday, December 21st from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, December 22nd from 12pm to 5pm.  Come on out and get that extra Christmas gift.  There will be art work, beauty items, boutique, candles, collectables, estate items, jewelry, and woodworking and so much more. 




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