Connecting with Community List

Week of Feb 16


Now-April 30-The Cheboygan Recreation Center game room is open to all high school kids from 7-11pm every Saturday night, with free pizza for all! Info: 231-627-2151


Now-March 31…Every Sunday Snow Lovers Breakfast at the East Jordan Sno-Mobilers Clubhouse. 7a-noon. $7 adults, kids under 10 $4. Info: 231-497-9260


Feb 18…Chili Cook-Off 5-8pm at the Backlot-Petoskey to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. $20 admission. Info: 231-881-9933


Feb 19…Memorial Day Parade Fundraiser 5-7pm at Audies Restaurant-Mackinaw City. $12 adults/$6 kids. Info: 231-420-8456


Feb 19…Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 5:30-7:30pm at Duffy’s Garage & Grille – Petoskey. $15 person. Benefits the Health Occupations Students of America. Info: 231-348-2192


Feb 20…Annual Rotary Club of Petoskey Spaghetti Dinner 5-7pm at Petoskey High School. $5 all you can eat. Info: 231-838-4989


Feb 21-22…Michigan Snowmobile Festival – Gaylord. Info:


Feb 22…Walloon Lake 3rd Annual Winterfest 1-4pm at the Village Green Park & Barrel Back Restaurant. Ice skating, snowmobile ride, hot cocoa, bean soup, prizes and more. Info:


Feb 22…Cheboygan County United Way Walk for Warmth. 10am at the FOE. Helps local residents in need of utility assistance. Suggested donation $15. Info:


Feb 22…Winter Carnival 10-2p at the YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camp in Central Lake. Crafts, indoor & outdoor activities, climbing wall, games, lunch and more. Info: 231-544-5915


Feb 22…Grand Traverse 7th Annual Guns & Hoses Benefit Hockey Game 6-10pm at Centre Ice-Traverse City. Silent auction, chuck-a-puck contest, raffle, shootout and more. $5 admission. Proceeds benefit Kelly Rice in her fight against lung cancer. Info:


Feb 22…Hike for Health at Duncan Bay 10:30-12:30. Join Little Traverse Conservancy staff on a winter hiking excursion to the overlook on the shores of Lake Huron. After the hike, (optionally) meet to order lunch at Nourish, in downtown Cheboygan. This event is offered at no charge, but pre-registration is requested by calling 231.347.0991 or online at


Week of Feb 23


Feb 23…Remembering Patsy Cline 3pm at the City Opera House-Traverse City. Tickets range from $15-$50. Benefits the Opera House. Info:


Feb 23…Great Indoor Folk Festival noon-5:30 at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Free. Live music all day with 8 performance areas. Info:


Feb 23…Chili Cook-off 11:15am at the Presbyterian Church of Traverse City. $10 person/$30 per family. Info:


Feb 27… Soup & Casserole Supper 4-6pm at the Inverness Township Hall-Cheboygan. $10 adults, Kids 12 & under $5. Benefits the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Info:


Feb 27…February Swirl 5:30-7pm at the Crooked Tree Arts Center – Petoskey. Wine, food, music and art! $15 adv/$20 day of. Info:


Feb 28…Gaylord Chamber Bowling Bash 5:30-9:30p at the Gaylord Bowling Center. $20 person. Three games, with several prizes being awarded. Info:


Feb 28-March 1…Gaylord Boat Show at the Ellison Place. Over 75 watercraft on display, docks, boat lifts, accessories and more. Fri 3-8pm; Sat 10-8pm; Sun 10-4pm. Info:


Feb 29…Cheboygan County Firefighters Association Dinner/Dance 4:30-10pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall-Cheboygan. Doors at 4:30, dinner 5:30p. Dancing, live music, auction, raffles and door prizes. Tickets $25, available at Taylor Power & Supply or National Office Products or from any fire department.  Info: 231-420-7389


Feb 29…7th Annual Toast to Literacy 6-9pm at Castle Farms in Charlevoix. A night of food, drinks and entertainment. Adv. Tix $30/at the door $40. Helps fund Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. Info:


Feb 29…Lakes of the North Poker Run – sled or automobile- 9a-5p at Settings Restaurant-Mancelona. $10 + non-perishable food item. Cash prizes, silent auction, party, bonfire. Proceeds benefit 22 2 NONE Veterans Suicide Prevention, Mancelona Food Pantry, New Life Pregnancy Center and Lakes of the North Sportsmen trails fund. Info:


Week of March 1


March 1…Benefit Dinner starting at 5pm at the Cheboygan F.O.E. with raffles, silent auction, live music, taco bar and more. Proceeds benefit Aaron Arnold, diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) to help with medical and travel for treatment.


March 1…Cat Video Fest 2020 3:30-5pm at the State Theater-Traverse City. A compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos. Portion of proceeds benefit AC Paw. Info:


March 6-7…Traverse City Figure Skating Club Presents “Magical Kingdom” On Ice at Centre Ice Arena. Fri 6pm, Sat 11:30 & 4:30pm. Ticket prices vary. Info: 1-800-836-0717 


March 6-7…Rogers City 16th Annual Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Show at the K of C. Show & swap, Chinese raffle, dinner, live music, cornhole tournament and more! Info:


March 6-8…Gaylord RV Show at the Ellison Place. See the latest in camping & RV gear. Cost: $3 or non-perishable items. Fri 3-8p; Sat 10-6p; Sun 10-4p. Info:


March 7…14th Annual Suds & Snow at Timber Ridge Resort-Traverse City. Beer, wine, cider, food and more! Info: 800-836-0717


March 7…Arts & Crafts Show 9a-3p at the Onaway VFW. Table space available $20 per space. Info: 989-688-6450


Week of March 8


March 8…Mackinaw Area Historical Society 19th Annual Cabin Fever Dinner 4:30-7pm at Audie’s Restaurant-Mackinaw City. $12 adults, $6 kids 10 & under. Trivia game, live music, 50/50. Info:


March 9 & 10…ASIST Training Class to learn the skills that could help save the life of someone struggling with suicidal thoughts. 8:15-4:30 at the United Methodist Church-East Jordan. Must pre-register and attend both days. Free. Info: 231-675-5047


March 12…Great Lakes and Space Research speaker 7pm at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center-Alpena. Free. Highlighting an assortment of objects, both human-made and natural, that have fallen from space into the Great Lakes, and how the Great Lakes have served as a training ground throughout the history of aviation. Info: 989-884-6212


March 13… Community Trivia Night 7:30-? At the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall. $5 person, teams of up to 8. Cash prizes, door prizes, cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall Association. Info: 231-486-0224


March 13-14…Northern Michigan Home & Outdoor Living Show at North Central Michigan College-Petoskey. Fri 11-7p, Sat 9-5p. $5 adults, kids 17 & under free. Info:


March 13-15…Gaylord Ultimate Hunting Expo at the Ellison Place. Fri 4-9p, Sat 9-7p, Sun 10-4p. $7 adults/Age 13-19 & seniors 65+ $5. Info:


March 14…Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K 9am Traverse City Warehouse District. Put on your green race gear and get ready to run! Info:


March 14…Bishop Baraga St. Patrick’s Party 7-midnight at the K of C Hall-Cheboygan. Games, prizes, silent

auction, appetizers, live music and more. $15. Info: 231-627-5608


Week of March 15


March 15…TC Family Expo 1-4p at the Hagerty Center. Connect with local services & businesses with family related resources. Free. Info:


March 17…St. Patrick’s Day FUNdraiser 5:30-9pm at the Inn at Bay Harbor. Appetizers, desserts, live and silent auction, cash bar and more. Tickets $15 advance/$20 at the door. Benefits the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan. Info: 231-347-0067


March 18…Business Expo & Taste of Charlevoix 4-7pm at Castle Farms. Network with local business and sample culinary specialties!


March 20-21…Community Garage Sale at Castle Farms-Charlevoix. 4-7p Fri; 9-2p Sat. Limited space for anyone looking to sell items. $20 per table. Free to attend. Info:


March 20-22…Charlevoix Performing Arts presents “Mamma Mia!” at the Charlevoix Middle/High School Auditorium. Fri/Sat at 7pm, Sun 2pm. $10 adults, $5 for seniors & students. Info:


March 21…Spring Bluebird Festival 9a-4:30p at the Hagerty Center-Traverse City. Dedicated to Eastern Bluebird & other native bird conservation. Programs, a nest box building workshop, Bluebird Product Expo, educational exhibits by conservation groups & more. Free. Info:


March 21…Rock & Roll Dance Party 7-mid at the Rogers City Servicemen’s Club. $5 in advance. Prizes, raffle, cash bar, live & silent auction, music and more. Benefits Friends Together (to help people with cancer). Info:


Week of March 22


March 26… Soup & Casserole Supper 4-6pm at the Inverness Township Hall-Cheboygan. $10 adults, Kids 12 & under $5. Benefits the Cheboygan County Humane Society. Info:


April 1-15…4th Annual Mackinac Meltdown! Taste of Mackinac, Roller Derby, bridal expo, Spring Meltdown Gala and more! Info:


April 4…Cheboygan County Humane Society Adoption Event and Bake Sale 10-4p at Tractor Supply in Cheboygan. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, baked goods and adoptable animals. Info: 231-238-8221


April 10… Community Trivia Night 7:30-? At the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall. $5 person, teams of up to 8. Cash prizes, door prizes, cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall Association. Info: 231-486-0224


April 22…Cheboygan  Project Connect 10-2 at the K of C Hall. Connect with local human and social service organizations. Info: 231-597-4663




Every Monday “Painting with at Twist” 7-9pm at Studio 159 on East Front Street-Traverse City. Veterans paint free! Info: 231-392-5716


TFN…On the 4th Wednesday of every month, enjoy Veterans Coffee Hour from 9-10am at the Cheboygan McDonalds. 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 at the Cheboygan Public Library. Free to attend. For more info: 231-818-1900


Every Monday the Indian River Kiwanis Club meets at noon at Indian River Golf Club. 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:



TFN…Looking for a different way to graduate high school?  Inverness Academy offers flexable scheduling, vocational training, diploma and more. Info: 231-627-5613


TFN…The Journey Program – a free 10 week group exercise program of cancer patients up to two years post treatment. Classes are held 4 times a year in Traverse City, Frankfort and Suttons Bay. Preregistration is required. Info: 231-276-2494


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