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Week of October 26


Now-Nov 22… Every Thursday Free Swing Dance Lessions 5:30-7pm at the Carnegie Building-Cheboygan. Donations welcome. Info:


Now-Oct 27…Friday & Saturdays - Ghost Farm of Kingsley & Haunted Trail 7-11pm. $15. Make your way through the haunted mansion and then into the forest where darkness has fallen. If you've managed to evade the monsters of the woods, you'll end your tour in the hysteria house where not-so-friendly carnival folk have set camp. If you have kids who might not want to be scared by monsters, guided dusk tours especially for them start at 7:00 PM. Benefits 4H and other community organizations. Info: 231-645-1447


Now-Oct 29…Brave Hearts Estate is collecting items for deployed troops. Personal items (books, playing cards, stamps, etc) Hygiene items (toothpaste, sunscreen, deodorant, etc) Food items (bheef jerkey, fruit snacks, nuts, soup, etc) Drop off donations at the estate 4171 Ely Rd, Pellston. If you would like to help pack, join in Oct. 29th at 6pm. Details: 231-539-7111


Now-Nov 28…The Indian River Jr. Bulldogs have been invited to play at Nationals in Ohio in November and are trying to raise money to help get them there. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for donations:


Oct 26…Drive for your Team fundraiser. Stop by Fernelius Dealerships in Cheboygan from noon-6pm and test drive a vehicle in support of their school. $10 per test drive will be donated. Funds benefit athletic departments in Alanson, Cheboygan, Harbor Springs, Inland Lakes, Mackinaw City, Onaway, Pellston, Rogers City and Wolverine. The school with the most participation will take home an additional $500. Details:


Oct 26-27…Haunted Hall at the Maple City Lions Club-Maple City. 6-10pm. $5 single, $10 family. Enjoy the spine-tingling fun! Proceeds benefit area scholarships, vision assistance and other worldly causes. Info: 231-631-7109


Oct 25…October Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Wine, appetizers and musical entertainment. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 day of. Info:


Oct 25-28…Northland Players present “The Addams Family” a new musical comedy at the Cheboygan Opera House. Thurs-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. $14 adults, $9 students, matinee seniors $10. Info: 231-627-5841


Oct 26…Teddy Bear Sleepover 6-7:30pm at the Boyne District Library. Sleepover storytime with craft, snack, and more! Once it is time for the sleepover part, you go home and your special stuffed friend stays here at the library. Come back Saturday morning at 9:00am to see what kind of fun your friend had at the library! Info: 231-582-7861


Oct 26…Halloween Fundraiser & Costume Party 6-9:30pm at Northern Lights Recreation-Harbor Springs. (Costume not required to participate). $20.00/person for 2 games of Red Pin 9 Pin No Tap, Cosmic Bowling, & Shoe Rental. Several Prizes will be given throughout the night, including Door Prizes, a Brown Bag Auction,Strike Ball and more. Proceeds support community projects. Info” 231-347-3100


Oct 26-28…Holiday Art Fair at the Dennos Museum Center-Traverse City. 5-8p Thurs; 10-5p Fri & Sat, 1-5p Sun. Free admission. Info: 231-995-1586



Oct 27..Fall Arts & Craft Show 9a-3p at the VFW Cherryland Post 2780-Traverse City. Info: 231-409-0269


Oct 27…Fall Bazaar 9a-4p at Norwich Township Hall-Moorestown. Lots of great items, cookie walk, lunch available. Proceeds benefit the food pantry. Info: 231-229-8563


Oct 27…Downtown Trick-or-Treat-Petoskey. 9:45 costume parade line up at Central Elementary School, walk to Pennsylvania Park, get treats at participating businesses. Info:


Oct 27…Downtown Traverse City Halloween Walk 10-11:30am. Trick or treat at participating stores throughout the downtown area.  Info:


Oct 27…Trunk or Treat & Haunted Woods 6:30-9pm at Quality Inn & St. Ignace Big Boy parking lot. Decorate your vehicle and pass out treats. Walk starts at approx. 7:30pm. Info:


Oct 27…Trunk or Treat 5:30-7pm at Indian River United Methodist Church. Free hotdogs, chips & drink. Info: 231-238-7764


Oct 27…Haunted Schooner 3:30-5:30pm at the Discovery Pier-Traverse City. Meet pirates and a ghostly crew and learn more about maritime history too! Free. Info:


Oct 27…27th Annual Craft Show 9a-3p at East Middle School-Traverse City.


Oct 27…SpookyWeek 7p-? at Sturgeon Valley Campground. Hayrides, trick-or-treat, costumes optional, bonfire & smores. Info: 231-525-8301


Oct 27…Zombie Run 9a-Noon at the TART Trails-Traverse City. Admission: Adults $35; 17 & under $25; toddlers & babies free. Benefits the TART Trails. Info:


Oct 28…Trick or Treat in Glen Arbor noon-3pm. Info:


Oct 29 & 30…2 Day ASIST Workshop to learn suicide intervention skills. Must attend both days. 8a-4:30 at the United Methodist Church-East Jordan. Free, but seating is limited. Register with Lisa 231-675-5047


Oct 30…Business Expo & Taste of Boyne 3-7pm at Boyne Mountain Resort-Boyne Falls. $5 admission. Great food, music, networking, exhibits, mini workshops and more. Info:


Oct 31…Trick or treating downtown Mancelona 5-7pm, Halloween Party after at the Mancelona Fire Hall Station 1. Entertainment, costume contest, prizes, refreshments. Free, but donations appreciated. Info:


Oct 31…Downtown Trick or Treating 5pm – Cheboygan


Oct 31…Trunk-or-Treat 6-8pm at Feeny Ford-Grayling. $100 gas card for most creative trunk. Sign up at Feeny. Info: 989-348-3242


Oct 31…Halloween Parade & Trick or Treating – Boyne City. Parade begins at 4:30, followed by trick or treating. Info:


Oct 31…Trunk or Treat 4-5pm – Main St-Village of Bay Harbor. Main Street will be closed to traffic. Info:


Nov 2018


Nov 3…Holiday Gift Fair/Craft Show 10-3p at Bellaire High School. Info: 231-533-6023


Nov 3 & 4…2 Day ASIST Workshop to learn suicide intervention skills. Must attend both days. 8a-4:30 at East Jordan High School. Free, but seating is limited. Register with Lisa 231-675-5047


Nov 3…Murder Mystery Dinner! “Murder at the Deadwood Saloon” 6-11pm at the Jordan Valley Barn-East Jordan. $50 each/$90 couple (pair) and includes dinner & 1 drink ticket, and your very own part in this year’s mystery. There will also be a Grand Prize Raffle Drawing, wine pull, and cash bar. Funds raised from the event will be used to fund the BHSCIA Scholarship. Additional money raised will be used towards New Scoreboards for the Baseball & Softball fields at Craven Park. Info:


Nov 4…Cheboygan Eagles Pool Tournament, open to the public. $5 entry fee. Info: 231-627-7361


Nov 4…Empty Bowls 11-2pm at the Hagerty Center-Traverse City. Soup & bread, live entertainment, silent auction, handmade bowl to take home. $20 ea/$75 family of 4, kids 6 & under free. Benefits the Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan. Info:


Nov 9…Holiday Art Market 3-7pm at The Children’s House-Traverse City. Info: 231-929-9325


Nov 9-16…Traverse City Beer Week. Info:


Nov 10…Flapjack and Flannel Festival Noon-7pm at The Little Fleet-Traverse City. Live music, flapjacks, handcrafted cocktails, craft beers. Ticket prices vary. Info:


Nov 10…Thistle & Thread Holiday Craft Show 8a-4pm at the VFW Hall-Traverse City.


Nov 10…243rd Marine Corp Celebration 7-10pm at Right Brain Brewery-Traverse City. The public is invited to attend, but ask that you register online. If you pre-register, you will be able to purchase a commemorative glass at a discount. 10% of event sales will be donated to 22 2 None, which brings awareness to Veteran suicide. To register:


Nov 10…5th Annual Great Beerd Run 5K 10a Grand Traverse Resort & Spa-Traverse City. This is an untimed run with on-course beer tastings. post-race Beer Tent featuring a Best Beard Contest and featuring race grub, music and, naturally, beer. The race is open to participants 21 and over. Info:


Nov 10…AC Paw Christmas Craft Show 10-4pm at the Williamsburg Event Center-Acme. Local craft vendors, door prizes, pet photos with Santa Paws, pet microchipping clinic, bake sale and more. Info: 231-883-2596


Nov 13…A Night of Broadway 7-9pm at the Sonshine Barn-Gaylord. Hors d’oeuvres & Dessert Theater plus an evening of your favorite Broadway musical classics. $15 Tickets must be purchased in advance. Info:


Nov 17…Polar Express PJ Party 8a-11a at the Boyne District Library. Ages 5 and up are invited to participate in this interactive Polar Express movie viewing. Crafts, games, and of course hot chocolate! Pajamas are encouraged. Please register for this event. Info: 231-582-7861


Nov 17…TC Christmas Winterfest Craft Show 9a-4pm at the Williamsburg Event Center. Info:


Nov 17…Mancelona Community Craft Show


Nov 19…26th Annual Empty Bowls for Manna Food Project at Stafford’s Perry Hotel-Petoskey. Soup, bread and a handmade pottery bowl to take home. $35 person. Tickets at the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce and Manna Food Project. Info: 231-347-8852


Nov 23…38th Annual Christmas Craft Show 9a-3pm at Inland Lakes School-Indian River. 150 crafters display and sell their handmade products. Info:


Nov 23…Holiday Open House and Santa Parade 5-9pm downtown Boyne City. Santa will make his debut at the parade that begins at 6pm. Shopping, hospitality, refreshments and more. Info:


Nov 23…Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting 3-6pm downtown Charlevoix. Craft activities for kids 3-5 at Circle of Arts; photos with Santa, cookies & hot cocoa in East Park; parade at 5:30; tree lighting at 6pm. Info:


Nov 24…Open House & Tree Lighting 10a-7pm downtown Northport. Info:


Nov 29…Holiday Swirl Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Wine, appetizers and musical entertainment, holiday gift baskets. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 day of. Info:


Dec 1…Light Up The Night & Soup Cook Off Noon-7pm  downtown Bellaire. Free kids movie, ornament making, visit with Santa, tree lighting, live nativity. Info:





Wawatam Area Senior Center offers senior meals Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sunday for ages 55+ for just $3.50. Info: 231-436-5323


Help is available for Michigan homeowners to avoid foreclosure through Step Forward Michigan. Questions, call Lindsey 231-582-6436


TFN…Openings are available in the NEMCSA Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Volunteer Programs. Applicants must be over 55, income eligible and have reliable transportation. Info: 877-222-9043


Northern Care Center is a free medical center for the Cheboygan community that is struggling for health care.  Please call to schedule an appointment at 231-333-3019. They are located on the corner of State and Water Street in Cheboygan. Walk in clinic 1 & 3rd Tuesday, 10am register by 4pm. By appt 2 & 4th Thursday from 10a-2pm. Feb 28 10-2p by appt. March 9 10-2 by appt.


Ongoing: Raven Hill Discovery Center opens to families for free the second Saturday each month. No groups or organizations. Open noon-4 p.m. Raven Hill is located at 4737 Fuller Rd., East Jordan. (231) 536-3369 or


Ongoing…The Cheboygan Parkinson Support Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 1pm (starting in August) at the Cheboygan Campus of McLaren Northern Michigan, 3rd Floor Conference room. Free to attend. For more info: 231-445-1595


Every Monday the Indian River Kiwanis Club meets at pm at Vivio’s Restaurant. The public is invited. Info: 231-290-0044

Ongoing…First & 3rd Friday each month 6:30-8:30 Dance Class at the Area Seniors Inc Activity Center on Maple St-Bellaire. Learn and practice ballroom dance steps like the Waltz, Two-step, and Swing. Join in on Contra and Square Dances too. No experience. $5.


TFN…Second Tuesday of every month – Cancer support group meets at the Salvation Army community room in Cheboygan at 7pm. Info: 231-537-2277


TFN…First Thursday of every month- Learn the medical aspects of cannabis 6:30-7:30p at the Cheboygan Library.


TFN…Every Saturday 10a-2pm Indoor Farmers Market at the Village at Grand Traverse Common-Traverse City. Free admission. Great local fare, Farm fresh eggs, fish, meats, milk, and cheese; fruits and veggies; homemade breads, pasta, and sweet treats; honey, preserves, maple syrup and MORE!. Info:


TFN…The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan would like to remind you that screening and early detection of breast and cervical cancer saves lives.  Visit today.


TFN…Free arts & crafts for all school aged kids from noon-3pm on the second Saturday of the month at the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts. Offering fun and original projects for each session. 125 E. Main-Gaylord. Info: 989-732-3242


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