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Week of May 14


May 14…Old Town Playhouse presents “Spamalot”. Adults $28, under 18 $15. Lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film, MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, this resplendently silly musical tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest. Info:


May 15…Music at the Gazebo Maple Street-Bellaire. Offering local musicians. Bring your lawn chair, folding chair, blanket, whatever you prefer as well as you family & friends. A donation of $5-$10 is recommended as it pays the musicians and ensures that they can continue this fun community event! Fun for all ages! If inclement weather the event is held inside. Info:


May 17…Ride of Silence, a silent slow-paced ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. Riders meet at the Depot parking lot-Traverse City, at 5:30pm, 5 mile ride begins at 6pm. All participants are required to wear helmets. Info: 703-595-8145


May 17-20…50th Annual Buckley Old Engine Show. Exhibits of hundreds of tractors and equipment, flea market, entertainment, arts & crafts, demonstrations  and more. Gate fee $10 adults, kids 15 & under free. Info:


May 18…St. James Chruch is hosting a Soup & Salad Bar Luncheon to benefit Relay for Life. 11:30-1:30 at Hayward Hall-Cheboygan. $10 person. Info: 231-818-0800


May 18…Salvation Army Customer Appreciation Cook-out 11-12:30 at the Thrift Store on South Airport Rd-Traverse City. Info:


May 18-21…National Morel Mushroom Festival – Boyne City. Carnival, open mic competition, craft show, guided morel hunt, music & dancing, Taste of Morel and more! Info:


May 19…OMH Auxiliary Cherry Pink Dinner Dance 6:30-11pm at the Otsego Club-Gaylord. It’s a 70’s Party! Hustle in for 70’s food, and music. Tickets $70 and include appetizers, dinner and dancing. Info: 989-732-4981


May 19-20th...  Buckley Old Engine Club's Spring Swap Meet.  6090 W 2 1/2 Rd, Buckley. Buy, sell or trade: antique tractors, gas engines, antique car & truck parts and all antiques. No gate fee, no set up fee. Food. Phone: 231-499-6574


May 19-20…Relay for Life Garage & Bake Sale at the Cherryland Center – Traverse City. 9a-4p both days. 100% of revenue donated to RELAY FOR LIFE. Items include children toys, kitchen items, household items, men's women's and children's clothes and many miscellaneous items. Also included home baked goodies.Info: 231-499-0477


May 20…Empire Asparagus Festival. The lakeshore village of Empire greets the arrival of asparagus season with a 5K run, a recipe contest, games, a parade, food and - of all things - an annual oral poetry contest for the best "Ode to Asparagus." Info:


May 20…Lake Leelanau Fishing Tournament 2-9pm. 2 person teams, 2 launch sites, weigh-in at Lake Leelanau Narrows Resort. Info: 231-624-6201


May 20…Benefit Dinner & Auction for Ava Olson, 9 year old with a rare form of brain cancer. 2-8p at St Francis Gym-Traverse City. Silent auction, food, raffles, bake sale. Info: 231-357-1942


May 20…8th Annual Tails to Trails 5k Fun Run/Walk 9am at the Vasa Pathway-Williamsburg. Admission: Registration is only $20 for individuals and $40 for families through May 12th. May 13th through the day of, event registration will be $25/individuals and $50/families. Proceeds benefit the TART Trails. Info:


May 20…Run for Their Lives – Humane Society 5K. Register in Sunset Park-Boyne City beginning at 7am, walk/run begins at 8am. Dogs welcome! $25. Proceeds benefit the Charlevoix Humane Society. Info:


May 20…Mohawks for Munson Noon-4pm at North Peak Brewing Company-Traverse City. Help raise money for the local cancer community. Collect donations and get a Mohawk or a fauz-hawk. Live music, bbq, ice cream, arts & crafts and more. Info:


May 20…23rd Annual Still Rocking Fundraising Concert Event at The Flight Deck-Charlevoix. 7 local bands, doors open at 2pm, $10 cover, door prizes, silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Bryan Roloff Memorial Fund to help local families with medical needs. 


May 20…West Side MOPS Mom 2 Mom Sale 8:30-12:30pm at West Side Community Church-Traverse City. Great deals on gently used children's clothing, shoes, outerwear, toys, books, movies, outdoor toys, bikes, strollers, cribs, bedding, even maternity items. Entry fee $2. Proceeds benefit the women in our community and support events. Info:


May 20…Community Playground Build Day 9am til finished at Alanson Public Schools. Lend a hand! Info: 231-548-2261


May 20…Benzie Area RC Club 2nd Annual Fun Fly & Swap Meet 10a-3pm at the Thompsonville Airport. All pilots and builders to bring a table, back of vehicle or a booth so they can sell and or trade remote control planes, parts, tools, and building supplies. Info:


May 20th… Around the Bases -Varsity Softball & Baseball Tournament between Roscommon, Grayling, Houghton Lake and Standish.  Time 9-5 at Houghton Lake High School. $5 Admission fee supports local sports. Info:


May 20th... Adoption Fundraiser @ Faith Community Church for Jason and Tressa Hamel to help them with the cost of adopting a baby. After trying to have a baby of their own for 10 years they decided it was time for them to adopt. Spaghetti dinner ($10 a plate) followed by an auction and live music provided by Wyatt and Amber Howey. Dinner will be served from 4pm to 6pm followed by auction and music. Event will be outdoors weather permitting. Donation items for the auction can be brought to the church at 502 Federal Ave, Houghton Lake.  Email:  Phone: 231 884 7505


May 20…”Go Fly A Kite” Fundraiser. Presented by the TC West Senior High School Choir Organization. At 10am is a showing of "Mary Poppins" at the State Theatre, TC for 25 cents. Then proceed to the Open Space to fly a kite from noon-2pm. Info:


May 20-21…Tip of the Mitt Fiber Fair at the Emmet County Fairgrounds-Petoskey. Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4p. Celebrating Michigan’s natural fibers, farmers, processors, and skilled artisans. Shop with vendors selling yarn, spinning fibers, and handcrafted goods. Enjoy viewing fiber animals such as alpacas and angora rabbits. Watch sheep dog demonstrations. See what it takes to shear a sheep. Check out weaving, spinning, and more. Take a workshop to learn a new skill. Info:


May 20 - Oct …Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market 7:30-Noon every Wednesday & Saturday Farmers and gardeners from around the local region bring their fresh produce, flowers and baked goods. Located between Cass and Union Streets across from the Clinch Park. Info:


May 20-22…28th Annual Zoo-De-Mackinac. Harbor Springs & Mackinaw City.




May 21…62nd Annual NMC BBQ 11a-5pm on the main campus-Traverse City. An old-fashioned picnic with food, live entertainments, games, tours and more. Tickets $6 advance/$8 at the gate. Info:


May 21…Fashion Showcase hosted by Chelsea’s Closet Noon-2pm at the Cheboygan Eagles. Entrance by donation, proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Hors d’oeuvres, beverages, raffles. Info:231-818-9126


May 21…26th Annual Audie’s Open 2 person scramble at the Mackinaw Club-Mackinaw City. Coffee & donutsa 9:30, shotgun start 10:30. Complimentary beverages & sack lunch; dinner buffet. Helps fund local scholarships. Info: 231-436-5744


May 21…Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra and Gerber Strings Spring Concert 2:30pm at the Boyne City Arts Center. Free and open to the public. Info:


May 21…Torch Lake Twp Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast and Car Show 8a-noon at Torchport Airpark-Eastport. This event helps the fireman's fund to buy equipment and such not covered by the township directly.  The community gets to meet the fireman, rescue squad, and their families. Info:


May 21-22…Auditions for the Gaylord Community Production of “Guys and Dolls” 2pm May 21, 6pm May 22 at the Gaylord High School. 16 years and older. Info:


May 22...FREE MOVIE! Cherryland Humane Society and the State Theatre in Traverse City present "KEDI". . KEDI is a documentary of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious animal humans have ever known, the cat. More than just a cute cat video, this is a film that will nourish your soul. FREE admission. Seats can be reserved with tickets available at the State Theatre’s website,, calling the box office and reserving tickets (will call), or you can pick up your tickets directly at the box office. Adoptable animals from the Cherryland Humane Society will make an appearance to walk the red carpet and sign autographs! Hear from the Cherryland Humane Society about how you can support their vital work in our community.


May 23 – Oct 10…Kalkaska Farmer’s Market open on Tuesdays 2-6pm at Railroad Square-Downtown. Info:


Sign Up By May 25th for the KAYSO 5K Glow Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Kalkaska Area Youth Soccer Organization. Event takes place Saturday, June 3rd from 7-10pm at the Kalkaska County Fairgrounds. $25 adults, $5 ages 17 & under with registered adult.  Participants will recieve a goodie bag of glow gear, custom race bib and a glow in the dark finishing medal. Info: 231-555-1212


May 26…1st Annual Indian River Spring Fling 3-9pm at the Indian River Eagles Club. Craft beer, wine tasting, BBQ, Northern Rods & Rides Car Show, entertainment and more! Info:


May 26-28…Cherry Capital Comic Con 5-8pm at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. A gathering of comic book creators, exhibitors, and fans. Connect with your favorite creators at a variety of panels. Meet up and coming talent in Artist’s Alley. Find great deals on comics and collectible merchandise. Participate in costume contests, with categories for both adults and children. $5 adults, kids 10 & under free with paid adult, $20 3 day pass.


May 26-28…Memorial Weekend Pageant at Fort Michiilimackinac-Mackinaw City. Over 400 cast members will re-create events that took place between the French, British and Indian tribes, on June 2, 1763. Free admission.


May 27…Northern Michigan Hearse Cruise 2:30-5pm in the parking lots next to Stiggs Brewery in Boyne City. Info:


May 27…Ed Sullivan’s Really Big Show 8-10pm at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center. Recreating a 1970 two hour variety show with absolutely no pre-recorded vocals or music. Tribute artists will portray Cher, Roy Orbison, Rod Stewart, and Tom Jones, all backed up by a six person band including two backup singers. $35 reserved seating. Info:


May 27…2nd Annual Cheboygan Jaycees ORV Poker Run at the Bluffs on Black Lake. Registration at 9am, run begins at 11am. $25 in advance, $30 day of. Cash prizes, door prizes, entertainment. Fund support community events. Info:


May 27…Arts & Crafts Show 10-4p downtown Elk Rapids. Features more than 70 different artisans who display, sell, and demonstrate their work. Info:


May 27…Top of Michigan Community Marathon, an epic point-to-point marathon route that follows the Little Traverse Wheelway from Charlevoix, through Petoskey and on to the finish line in Harbor Springs. The trail is relatively flat and perfect for getting a qualifying time for other races. In addition to the marathon, there is a 10K run/walk, a half marathon and a team marathon. For more information, call (231) 348-8280 or visit


May 27…Veteran Motorcycle Ride Poker Run/Fundraiser to benefit Brave Hearts Estate-Pellston. Registration 10-11:30pm, run starts at Noon. 130 mikes with memorial stops to honor Veterans. $10 person, extra cards can be bought at the end. Info: 231-539-7111


May 27…Antrim County Petoskey Stone Festival 10am-4pm at Barnes Park-Eastport. Celebrate Michigan's state stone with a day of stone-hunting, stone-skipping, demonstrations, prizes, and other fun. Free. Info:


May 27… Lakes of the North will be hosting a craft show from 9 am to 3 pm. With local artists and crafters displaying their handmade items, including hand painted signs and decor, jewelry, doll clothes, mittens, aprons, pillows, quilts, rustic & Michigan items, ornaments, Indian items, and more. Free admission. Lunch available. In addition there will also be a bake sale and used book sale going on. Lakes of the North Assembly Room 6273 Pineview Drive, Mancelona For more information, please send email to:


May 27…Charlevoix Area Garden Club Spring Plant Sale 8:30-noon at Ferry Beach. Plants are grown in this area and are dug from member's and friend's gardens. Your support will help the Garden Club maintain eleven civic gardens. Info:


May 27…Mackinaw City Memorial Day Parade. Bands, floats, queens, clowns, Trolley, and horses will entertain the viewers. The Parade takes place on Saturday at 1:00. The route is from the State dock down Central Ave to Nicolet St to Fort Michilimackinac. Info:


May 27…Glen Haven Days at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakshore 10-4pm. Bringing the early 1900s to life with the help of park rangers and volunteers at Glen Haven and the Maritime Museum. You can try out various aspects of village life, watch a blacksmith forge metal, try your hand at timber-framing, learn about shipping and shipwrecks, practice early rescue techniques performed by the US Life-Saving Service and much more! All programs are free with a valid park pass.


May 27-28…Northport Cars As Art at the Village Arts Building-Nortport. An art exhibit of rare concept car designs by Detroit designers along with 3D models of future car designs. Free. Sat 105p, Sun 10-Noon. Info:


May 27-28…Native American Festival – Museum of Ojibwa Culture-St. Igance. Children’s craft workshop, basket making, quill work demo, drum circle, and more. Free. Info:


May 27-28…  ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW! Memorial Day Weekend - 40 Mile Point Lighthouse located - U.S. 23 - 7 miles north of Rogers City, 10A.M. to 4P.M. .Enjoy talented Artists, Musicians and Crafts people from all over Michigan. Climb the Lighthouse tower, tour the Museum and Gift Shop, the restored Calcite pilothouse, visit the shipwreck on the beach! Sunday, enjoy a Maritime Concert with Russ Franzen.Light refreshments will be served and admission is free! Info: Barb 989-734-4587  




May 29…Memorial Day Parade. The American Legion leads the annual Memorial Day Parade, downtown Mancelona beginnning at 9:00 a.m.  First stop is at the Township Library; second stop is Fairview Cemetery (north side of Highway M-88/State Street - the NW corner) and finishing at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery on the south end of West Limits Road. Info:


May 29…Memorial Day Parade. Memorial Day Parade will end at the corner of Main Street and Court Street. The Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Ceremony Downtown Gaylord on


Monday, May 29, 2017. Events begin at 10:00 am and will end at 12:00 pm. Any questions contact Amy Hogle at City Hall  989-732-4060


May 29…Memorial Day Observance. A brief and informal Memorial Day observance at Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery on Mackinac Island, to pay tribute to the soldiers who served at Fort Mackinac. Soldiers will assemble at 10:00 a.m. at Fort Mackinac. They will march to the cemetery, perform a short ceremony and salute, and return to the fort. Open to the public. Info:


May 29…Memorial Day Parade 1pm downtown Indian River


May 29…Memorial Day Parade & Service 10am downtown Petoskey.


May 29…Memorial Day Parade 10a downtown Harbor Springs


June 1-September- Every Thursday enjoy an evening on the patio at Petoskey Farms Vineyard from 5:30-7:30pm. Free. Info:


June 1…June Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Mingle in  galleries, while enjoying live music by local musicians and sampling wine, beer and appetizers from the best restaurants, wineries and breweries in the area. Doors open at 5:30 pm with food and music continuing until 7. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of Swirl, and may be purchased online at or by calling 231.347.4337.


June 1-4…62nd Mancelona Bass Festival. Carnival, flea market, children's parade, Grand parade, craft show, baseball games, raffle drawing, entertainment, beer tent, kids games, pony rides, chicken barbeque.  For more information and complete schedule of events,


June 1-4…3rd Annual Aldo Leopold Festival throughout the Hessel/Cedarville Area. Birding hikes, workshops, kids activities, picnic, movie & discussion and more. Info:


June 2…Summer Open House 5:30-11:30p Downtown Petoskey. Petoskey Steel Drum Band, activities, fashion show, movie in the park, drink tent and more! Info:


June 3…8th Annual Dirty Dog Dash at Boyne Mountain – Boyne Falls. Participants will climb obstacles, run through mud, and slip and slide down the slopes before crossing the finish line. Racers are guaranteed to get dirty, so bringing a change of clothes is always a good idea OR you can choose to wear your dirt with pride. If you're feeling particularly crazy, wear a wild costume or have a fun theme for your crew. There will be prizes for overall speed, best costumes, Dirtiest Dog, Spirit of the Dog and more. A portion of the proceeds from this year's Dirty Dog Dash will be donated to Freedom's Finest Outdoors enabling Veterans to experience outdoor activities.Info:


June 3...Kalkaska Youth Soccer Organization is hosting a 5K Fundraiser 5K Glow Fun Run/Walk 7-10pm at the Kalkaska County Fairgrounds. Registration for this event closes May 25!  Prizes & giveaways, glow in the dark race medals, glow paint station, free pre-party events, and more. Cost is $25.00 per adult, $5.00 per youth (U18) with a registered adult.
Event will raise funds to keep the organization operating. 


June 3…Recycle a Bicycle Bike Swap 9a-2pm at the Old Town Parking Garage-Traverse City. For anyone who wants to sell and/or purchase an unused or out-grown bicycle or bike accessory. Accessories include bike trailers, hitches, bike racks and sometimes frames and wheels. R-A-B requires that all bicycles be in ride-able condition. The tires must hold air and the brakes and shifters must be in working condition. Small items like shoes, helmets or clothing WILL NOT BE accepted. Info:


June 3- Sept…Cheboygan Farmer’s Market will be open every Saturday from 8a-1pm in downtown Festival Square. Support your local farmers and get your hands on early season produce, maple syrup, vegetable and bedding plants, etc.


June 3…Cheboygan County Relay for Life – Cheboygan Fairgrounds. 24 hour fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society.




June 4…Railroad Speeder Cars yearly visit to Kalkaska, on display at Chalker Park from 11:30-1pm. Allows the public a close-up experience of these rare collector vehicles and the chance to meet the operators that participate in this adventurous hobby throughout North America.  Bring your family, friends and especially your camera for this wonderful and fun photo opportunity. Info:


June 5-9…Smart Commute Week. Walk, bike, take the bus, carpool!


June 9 - 11…Old Town Playhouse Young Company presents “Young King Arthur” at the Old Town Playhouse-Traverse City. The great Merlin narrates this action-packed re-telling of the famous tale of Excalibur and the unlikely young king. Featuring sword fights, magic and mayhem Fri/Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm. Adults $15, 17 & under $6. Info:


June 9-18…Mackinac Island Lilac Festival! 10K Walk/Run, Taste of Mackinac, grand parade, live entertainment, kids activities and more! Info:


June 9-11…Otsego Lake Splash In. Cookout, campfire, parade of planes, contests and more! Info:


June 9-11…Pellston Summerfest! Live music, arts & crafts, car show, kids activities, Taste of the Northwest and more! Info:


June 9-Sept 1…Every Friday – Stroll the Streets, downtown Boyne City from 6-9pm. Music, activities, magicians, artists and more. Info:


June 10… 3rd Annual Breanna's Ride (off road trail ride) event 10am on 9001 Mission Rd (the corner of Mission and Banwell).  The cost is $25(includes the Ride, Dinner and Poker Hand).  12 and under FREE. 4 separate rides available.

All proceeds go to Kiersten's Ride to help educate our schools/community in Suicide Prevention & Awareness in honor of Breanna McPhall.  The theme is Irish, so don't forget to wear green.  Rain or shine. Must purchase tickets prior to May 30th. Info: 231-881-7248


June 10…Big Mac Spring Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour & Ride Across the Mackinac Bridge. Choose from 25, 50, 75 or 95 miles on inland and shoreline routes. Clearly marked routes with SAG safety wagons patrolling the routes and designated rest areas. On the Sunday following, riders over the age of 13 will climax their adventure with a ride across the magnificent Mackinac Bridge. Info:


June 10…32nd Annual Leland Wine & Food Festival Noon-6pm. Enjoy tasting local award-winning wines from 12 Leelanau Peninsula wineries & 1 local brewery, delicious specialties from 8 local food vendors, non-stop Live Entertainment all day. $15 advance, $25 day of event. Info:


June 10-11…Michigan Free Fishing Weekend!




June 11…Golf The Wolverine while Putting For Paws. Assemble your favorite four person group for a charity golf scramble for AC PAW Animal Rescue. Enjoy an afternoon of golf, dinner, a 50/50 raffle, prizes, and a silent auction that will benefit AC PAW's rescue programs. GT Resort & Spa, The Wolverine, Acme. Register your team at


June 11…Traverse Colantha Walker Dairy Festival - A family-friendly festival celebrating Colantha Walker, the most famous cow in town! The event includes: a pancake breakfast, live music, arts & crafts market, kids' activities, farmers market, food & drinks, a memorial parade to Colantha's headstone, and the Great Grilled Cheese Grill-Off! Info: 231-941-1900


June 15…Senior Expo 9a-1p at the Wexford Civic Arena-Cadillac. Over 60 Booths full of Handouts, Information and Experts to talk to. Free Admission. Concession Lunch available. Free Parking Lot Shuttle Door Prizes and Booth Raffles. Info: 231-775-0133


June 15…Charlevoix Summer Open House 4-8pm – downtown. Refreshements, prize drawings, street musicians and more! Info:


June 16-Sept 29…  2017 season of the Downtown Petoskey Farmer's Market every Friday from June 16th to September 29th, from 8:30 am to 1 pm.


June 16- 17…Thunder at the River to benefit Michigan Veterans. Vietnam Memorial Wall on display Saturday 9a-pm at Little River Casino-Manistee. Silent auction, prize drawings, beer tent, food, music and more. Info:


June 16-17…Antiques on the Bay-St. Ignace. Mackinac Bridge Rally Fri 4:30p, Vehicles on display Saturday at the public marina. Entertainment and autos dating 25 years or older. Info:


June 16-17…Pig Roast/Ellebration in Community Park & Main Street in Ellsworth.  Features a hometown parade, a great meal, lots of games for children, the annual horse pull and archery events and lots more. New this year will be a motorcycle tour, a basketball shoot-out, special activities for teens and a reunion event for Ellsworth alums who graduated in the 60's. Other weekend events will include a 5K run, a 50's drive in and a water slide. Info:


June 16-18…Summer Arts and Craft Show in Washington Park-Cheboygan. 2-8p Friday, 10-4p Sat, 10-3p Sun. Woodworking, painting, photography, handmade jewelry and more! Free admission. Info:


June 17…Antiques & Collectibles under the pavilion-Gaylord. 9a-4p. Info:


June 17…Trinity Treasures Rummage Sale 9am at Trinity Lutheran Church-Traverse City. Proceeds used for church kitchen renovations and mission projects. Info: 231-946-2720


June 17…Frankfort Craft Fair 10-4p in Market Square Park.  Outdoor Art & Craft Fair with over 75 artists. Car show only 3 blocks away. Info:


June 17…10th Annual Collars for a Cause Adopt-a-thon! 10a-1pm at Dave Kring Chevrolet/Cadillac in Petoskey. Free Kilwin’s Ice Cream, popcorn, giveaways, face painting, hot dogs, and your next furry friends waiting for their forever home! Dave Kring will donate $50 toward each adoption with the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. Info:


June 17-18…Wings Over Northern Michigan at the Gaylord Regional Airport. Shockwave jet truck, the Aerostars, the historic B-17, B-25 and C-47 of the Yankee Air Force, Canadian Skyhawks jump team, F-16 and F-18 demo teams and Precision Exotics, a sports-car demonstration team, and more! Info:


June 17…Bark in the Park 1-4pm in American Legion Park-St. Ignace. Many different contests, prizes and awards for all winners. $15 per dog. 100% of proceeds to benefit homeless pets in Mackinac County. Info:




June 18…Strawberry Festival 12-3p at the Alden Depot Park. Michigan berries are served over shortcake and topped off with real whipped cream.  Fresh berries are also available to take home. The Depot Park is located at 10670 Coy Street.  Info: 231-377-7297


June 19…Music at the Gazebo Maple Street - Bellaire. Offering local musicians. Bring your lawn chair, folding chair, blanket, whatever you prefer as well as you family & friends. A donation of $5-$10 is recommended as it pays the musicians and ensures that they can continue this fun community event! Fun for all ages starts at 6pm! If inclement weather the event is held inside. Info:


June 21- Aug 18…Concerts in the Park at noon on Wednesdays and Fridays-Pennsylvania Park Gazebo-Petoskey. Free. Info:


June 22-24…19th Annual Bay Harbor Vintage Car & Boat Festival. Info:


June 23-24…Beaver Island Eco-Fair. Features local and regional green vendors, sustainable technology, arts, music, environmental action & education organizations. The mission of the Beaver Island Eco-Fair is to showcase sustainable solutions, and demonstrate that Beaver Island is a regional leader in the promotion of renewable energy, healthy food systems, and community resilience. Info:


June 23-24…Relay for Life of Antrim & Charlevoix Counties. At the Shaun Davies Track in Bellaire. 24 hour event to honor cancer survivors and remember those lost to cancer while raising money for cancer research, prevention, and early detection. Survivor Dinner and Ceremony starting at 6pm

Luminaria Ceremony at dusk followed by Pizza Party and movie Pancake Breakfast- Saturday 8am-9:30am. Contact Syrina for more information 231.675.2492


June 22-25…Cedar Polka Fest. With hearty food, drink and continuous polka music and dancing.  Admission: $10 Thurs/Fri/Sat $5 Sunday. Children 12 and under are FREE w/parents. Flag raising ceremony is on Thursday, parade on Saturday at 4:00 PM and Polish mass on Sunday morning at 11 am.


June 23-25…Wolverine Lumberjack Festival. Live entertainment, activites, demonstrations, prizes, parade, chicken dinner, horseshoe tournament, duck race and more. Info:


June 23-25…St Ignace Car Show – downtown & Little Bear East Arena.


June 24…Post 228 American Legion Riders 2nd Annual Poker Run. Registration 9a-noon at BC Lanes-Boyne City. $10 donation/hand, 50/50, live music, door prizes. Info: 231-838-7310


June 24…Traverse City Wine & Cider Festival 3-9pm. Celebrate local wine, food art and culture along with live music. $35. Info:


June 24…6th Annual Art in the Garden 10a-7pm at the Otsego County Alternative Landscaping Demonstration Garden-Gaylord. Live music, artist alley, food, free workshops, silent auction and more. Free admission. Info:


June 24…Brave Hearts Estate 2nd Annual 5K Color Run. Registration at 9am, run starts at 10. $20 registration fee, lunch provided. Walk or run through the countryside of Brave Hearts Estate. First 50 registrants receive a race t-shirt. Info: 231-539-7111


June 24…K's For a Cure 5K Fun Run starting at the Bellaire Elementary school, 6535 John R Rodgers Rd. Registration open at 7:30am. Course winds through the Terrace neighborhood of Bellaire and ends on the Shaun Davies Track

$20. Pre-registration by June 20th.  Contact Steve at 231-676-2493 

or to pre-register $25 after June 20th.  All pre-registrants will receive a free T-shirt. Proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society


June 24-25…19th Annual Summer Art Show –East Park, downtown Charlevoix. 10-5p Sat, 10-3p Sun. Info:


June 24-25…Mackinaw City Arts & Craft Show – Conkling Heritage Park. Features many artists from around the country. Exhibits to include paintings, woodwork, hand-crafted jewelry, hand-designed clothing, self published books, nature photography, gourmet dips and salsa, seasonal decor and much more. EventTime: 10:00 a.m. till 7:00p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00a.m. till 3:00p.m. on Sunday. Info:





June 25…Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair 10-5pm on Union Street – Traverse City. This annual juried art fair features over 90 artists and craftsmen displaying their work. Open to the public free of charge. Info:


June 30-July 1…5th Annual Big Tent Christian Concert for the entire family at Hilltop Tabernacle, 7383 Hoadley Road in Benzonia, Michigan.• Doors open: 6:00 P.M. Cost: $5 (Children 12 and younger are FREE;  Refreshments and Food Trucks 6PM – 8PM; Recording Artists: Matt Moore and band, Modern Day Cure, Joe Guerra band and others. Dynamic Inspirational speakers: Pastor JR Stevens, Pastors Joe and Marie O’Leary. Praise and Worship dancers, Ballet and Behold the Lamb. Bouncing Castle 4 PM – 6 PM. Horse drawn wagon rides 4 PM - 6 PM. Tickets available for purchase at


July 1 – Aug 29. .. Music in Mackniaw Concert Series. Tuesdays & Saturday Evenings at 8:00pm at Conkling Heritage Park-Mackinaw City. Free. For a complete list of performers visit




Aug 17-20…50th Annual Buckley Old Engine Show. Exhibits of hundreds of tractors and equipment, flea market, entertainment, arts & crafts, demonstrations  and more. Gate fee $10 adults, kids 15 & under free. Info:




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.


One in eight women will be affected by Breast Cancer this year. For women ages forty to sixty-four that need help getting routine cancer screenings, District Health Department #10 may be able to help. To see if you qualify, contact your local DHD#10 office or visit Don’t forget to find District Health Department #10 on Facebook, too.”


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


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


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


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.


First Thursday of each month, the Munson Grief Support Group meets from noon-1p in conference room B at Munson Heathcare Charlevoix Hospital. No charge. Info: 231-547-8569

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