Connecting with Community List

Week of Feb 10


Now – April 14…Winter Music Jam every Sunday 3-5pm at the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts. Bring your instrument, music and meet other musicians, learn new songs, enjoy live music. Free. Donations accepted. Info:989-732-3242


Now – March 31… Every Sunday - East Jordan Snowmobile Club famous "The Works" breakfast 7a-noon. Includes: pancakes, bacon, sausage, potatoes, eggs, and toast. Adults are $7 and Children $4. At the clubhouse 5586 Mt Bliss Rd. Info: 231-497-9260


Now -27…Cheboygan Comic Expo at the Public Library.  A month-long celebration of Comic book and geek culture! Stop by the Library to learn more! Almost all events are free when you show your library card! (Don't have one? Get one - its free!) Workshops, gallery exhibit, movie showings, game nights, vendor/art show, guest speakers, pizza party, prizes, and so much more! Info:


Feb 13…Petoskey Northmen Hockey Fighting Cancer 6-10pm at the Petoskey Ice Arena. They are dedicating their gave VS TC West in honor of four local cancer survivors. Doors open at 6pm, puck drops at 7. Silent auction, bake sale and raffles will also take place. Info: 231-758-2950


Feb 14…Valentine’s Day Celebration 11-2p at the Cheboygan Senior Center on Sand Rd.  Appetizers, raffles, music with Charlie Reager. Info:231-627-7234


Feb 14…Valentine’s Dinner Benefit 4-7pm at Secrets on Main-Cheboygan. There are two times available: 4 PM to 5:30 PM or 5:30 PM to 7 PM. There is a minimum donation of $5.00 per ticket which all proceeds will be split going to local youth and the battle against human trafficking. The dinner will consist of Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, and Salad. Info: 833-832-8963


Feb 14-17…U.P. Pond Hockey on Moran Bay-St. Ignace. Over 200 teams face off, NHL meet & greet, cornhole tournament, entertainment and more. Info:


Feb 14-17…Petoskey Winter Carnival – Downtown and Winter Sports Park. Bump-jumping, cardboard challenge, ice skating, ice sculptures and more! Info:


Feb 14-17…Les Cheneaux Snowsfest! Cardboard sled races, craft show, chili cook-off, pancake breakfast, poker run, dog walk and more! Events take place in Hessel and Cedarville. Info:


Feb 15…Rock Out for Rescue! Benefit for the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society 6-9pm at Stafford’s Perry Hotel-Petoskey. Dueling piano party, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and dance. $50 person. Info: 231-622-6356

Feb 15…Benefit Dinner & Pie Auction for the LaBean Family at the Norwich Township Hall-Moorestown. Randy LaBean had an accident in early December, while cutting trees, causing a disabling injury.  His wife has her own health issues. They have 4 children, with 2 still in Lake City school.  If you would like to donate pies or help with dinner call Joy Brooks at (231) 229-8563


Feb 15…Hoops for Troops 5:30-9pm at Harbor Springs High School. Boys and Girls varsity basketball will be playing against TC St. Francis. Varsity girls game starts at 5:30 PM. At 6:45 PM they will honor our veterans, present the colors and Native Drummers will perform. The boys varsity game will follow. Bake sale and 50/50 raffle during the events with 100% of all proceeds going to Brave Heart Estates. Show your Military ID and get into the game for free! Info: (231) 526-4550


Feb 15…Cupid’s Shuffle Dance 7:30-11pm at the Cheboygan Carnegie. $5 single/$8 couple. Live music, DJ, appetizers, beverages, raffles, prizes and more. Funds help with restoration of the Carnegie. Info: 231-420-6665


Feb 15…”Cure for the Winter Blues” concert to support mental health, featuring Laith Al-Saadi, 7:30pm at the City Opera House-Traverse City. Info:


Feb 16…Open Membership meeting for the Mackinac Bands of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians, 1pm at the Cheboygan Public Library. Info: 906-984-2202


Feb 16…Winterlochen! 10a-2pm at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Frozen fish toss, treasure hunt, performances, workshops, bonfire & s’mores, snow painting and more! Details at one-oh-two-nine big country dot com


Feb 16…Glen Lake Winterfest 7a-3p at Boone Dock’s-Glen Arbor. Fishing contest, chili cook-off, music. Info:


Feb 16-17…Michigan Free Fishing Weekend!


Feb 16…Chili Cook-off 2pm –Downtown Elk Rapids. Stop at 9 chili pot locations, vote for your favorite! $5. Tickets available at Elk Rapids EZ Mart. Info:


Feb 16…Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at Hoppies Tavern-Cheboygan. Registration at 11, parade of costumes at 12:30, plunge at 1pm. Info: (231) 238-0480


Feb 16…Annual Walk for Warmth-Cheboygan. Registration begins at 9am at the FOE, walk starts at 10am. Collect donations and help your neighbors in need with utilities through the United Way.


Feb 16…Traverse City Firefighter’s Charity Ball 7p-Midnight at Ecco-Traverse City. Cocktail attire, 21+, live music, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, raffle and more! Advance tickets required. $50 person. Info:


Week of February 17


Feb 17…Harbor Springs Chili Cook-off noon-3pm at the Country Club of Boyne. $12 admission. Vote for your favorites! Info:


Feb 17…Have a Heart for Brother Dan’s Food Pantry Noon-9pm at the Community Building at the Emmet County Fairgrounds. Live music, cash bar, 50/50 raffle, kids games silent auction, buffet. $15 person. 14 & under free. Info: 231-347-7423


Feb 17…Benefit Dinner for Patricia Magee Livingston 1-5pm at the Eagle’s Lodge-Boyne City. Sloppy Joes, salad, desserts and beverages. $10 a plate donation. Silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Funds will help with medical expenses for Patricia, who is battling bladder cancer.


Feb 17…Northern Michigan Wedding and Event Expo 11-3p at The Ellison Place – Gaylord. Fashion show, live music, prizes. Info:


Feb 20… Mackinaw City Memorial Day Parade fundraiser buffett 4-7pm at Audie’s Restaurant-Mackinaw City. All you can eat, adults $12, kids 10 & under $5. Info: 231-436-5578


Feb 21…Movie Night Fundraiser 5:45-8:30pm at the Charlevoix Cinema III. All monetary donations will be matched x3 times by anonymous donors to benefit the Charlevoix Pool. Doors open 5:45 pm, Movie starts at 6:30 pm Cash bar and concessions (Cinema will donate 40% of proceeds to the Pool) Complimentary appetizers and desserts in the lobby before the show. Limited to 200 seats. Reserve tickets: 231-547-0982


Feb 21…Arts for All Valentines Dance 6:30-8:30pm at the Elks Lodge-Traverse City. $5 person. Arts for All provides accessible arts and culture opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Open to all, volunteers needed. Info:


Feb 22…The South Arm ORV Club kick off Sno-Blast with a taco dinner 4:30-8pm at the East Jordan Sno- Mobilers clubhouse 5586 Mt Bliss Rd. Dinner will include 2 tacos hard or soft shell, tortilla chips with/without melted cheese, a dessert and a beverage. Child 10 and under will include 1 Taco, chips, dessert and beverage All this for $7.00 adult and $5.00 child. Watch the Crowning of this year’s "Belle of the Blizzard" and "Winter Knight". Info: 231-497-9260


Feb 22-24…Sno-Blast-East Jordan


Feb 23…Cheboygan County Firefighter’s Association Dinner/Dance/Auction at the KofC Hall. Doors open at 4:30, Dinner at 5:30, followed by live music, raffle drawings and live & silent auction. Info: 231-818-0656


Feb 23…Grand Traverse Guns and Hoses Hockey Game 6-10pm at Center Ice-Traverse City. Silent auction. Raffle, chuck-a-puck and more. Benefits the DePuy (D-Pew) Family of Leelanau County. After losing husband Mike to cancer, wife Mandy was diagnosed with breast cancer. $5 admission. Info: 231-933-7465


Week of February 24


Feb 24…Great Indoor Folk Festival Noon-6pm at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City. Featuring more than 100 musicians from northern MI's folk, bluegrass & acoustic music scene. There will be seven stages, including those dedicated to "New Folk" & "Kids Music." Free. Info:


Feb 24…Swiss Steak Dinner 4:30-7pm at Bellaire Masonic Lodge. Eat in or take out. $10 person. Proceed benefit community activities and scholarships. Info:


Feb 26-27…ASSIST Workshop in suicide intervention skills. 8a-4:30p, must attend both days. Learn and practice life saving intervention; gain the confidence to help save a life. Free. Pre-registration requested. Info: 231-675-5047


Feb 28…Soup & Casserole Supper 4-6pm at the Inverness Township Hall-Cheboygan. $10 adults, $5 kids 12 & under. Benefits the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Info:


Feb 28… Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Enjoy wine, beer, appetizers, live music and art! $15 advance, $20 day of. Info:


March 2019


March 1-3…Gaylord Boat Show at the Ellison Place. Features over 75 watercraft on display, including the newest and hottest models for 2019! Pontoons to ski boats…cruisers to personal watercraft, in addition to docks, boat lifts, paddle boards, boating accessories Fri 3-8p, Sat 10-8p, Sun 10-4p. $7 Adults, Kids 6-15 $2, 0-5 free. Info:


March 2…Rock the Fight Against Veteran Suicide 8p-1:30a at Right Brain Brewery-Traverse City. Benefits 22 2 None. 3 bands, 21+, $7 cover. Info: 231-944-1239


March 4…Career Fair at the Williamsburg Event Center 11a-7pm. If your business would like to participate, call 231-922-4981 ext 111 or


March 5…Career Fair at Castle Farms-Charlevoix 11-7p. If your business would like to participate, call 231-922-4981 ext 111 or


March 7…13th Annual Career & Employment Fair 4-6pm at the Hagerty Center-Traverse City. Meet with more than 80 employers who are hiring, & talk about full-time & part-time jobs & internships. Info:


March 8-9…Traverse City Figure Skating Club presents “The Incredible Toy Story On Ice” at Centre Ice-Traverse City. Friday 7pm, Sat 11:30a and 4:30p. $17 bleacher seats. Info: 231-519-0507


March 9…St. Patrick’s Day Party 7p-Mid at Cheboygan KofC Hall.Tickets $15 ea or 2 for $20. Silent auction, raffle and cash prizes. Benefits Bishop Barags PTO. Info: (231) 627-5608


March 15-16, 22-23…The Northland Players present “Kitchen Witches” dinner theatre at the Eagles Hall-Cheboygan. A very funny comedy about 2 women who have hated each other fro 40 years and now have to do a cooking show together. Lots of fun. Doors at 6p, dinner 6:30, show 7:30p. $25. Call for reservations: 231-420-9191


March 15-17…Gaylord Ultimate Hunting Expo at The Ellison Place.


March 16…4C’s Pub Crawl for the Cure to benefit the Chain of Lakes Relay for Life. $25 entry fee, includes T-shirt with bingo card for prizes. Starts at 6:30pm at Short’s Brewing-Bellaire. Info:


March 17…5th Annual TC Family Expo 1-4pm at the Hagerty Center-Traverse City. This interactive expo features family-friendly resources on health, wellness, education, arts, music, recreation, retail, community organizations & events, & more. This expo is for folks thinking of growing their family to those with kids up to about age 7. Free.


March 20…9th Annual Business Expo & Taste of Charlevoix 4-7pm at Castle Farms-Charlevoix. Featuring vendor booths in a wide range of categories, including retail, professional, industry, service, tourism & more. Restaurants offer a sampling of their culinary specialties. Info:

March 23…KofC 65th Annual Sportsman Dinner. Hors d’oeourves at 5pm, dinner 1 7pm. Raffles. Tickets $35 person. Info:


March 28… Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Enjoy wine, beer, appetizers, live music and art! $15 advance, $20 day of. 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


Every Monday starting Jan 7, the Wawatam Area Senior Center will have cribbage starting at 1:30, through March. Info: 627-4926


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.


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 Thursday, learn Swing Dancing at the Cheboygan Carnegie. 5:30-7:30. Free. Info: 231-420-6665


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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