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Now - TFN..."Fundraiser for Frieda"...Frieda is a four year-old bulldog mix who’s stolen the hearts of everyone at AuSable Valley Animal Shelter. Frieda needs critical surgery on both of her back legs. Without surgery, Frieda’s life will be one of constant discomfort and pain. The AuSable Valley Animal Shelter has launched this Go Fund Me page with a goal to raise money to cover Frieda’s surgery. Donate  https://www.gofundme.com/f/swgwf-surgery-for-frieda
 
Now-Aug 26th…Friday Night Music Series every Friday 7-10p at Claude Shannon Park – Gaylord. Bring your own chair. *No music July 15. Info: gaylordchamber.com
 
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Northern Lakes Community Mental Health and North Country Community Mental Health present a series of FREE virtual education webinars each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon-1pm thru May 26th. To register or from more information visit norcocmh.org or northerlakescmh.org
 
Now- June3…The Exceptional Riders Program in Harbor Springs is in need of volunteers that can spend an hour or two walking beside the riders. If you can help, call Barbara at 231-838-3362
 
Now-June 4…Old Town Playhouse presents “Chicago”, recurring weekly Thurs-Sat 7:30p. Adults $28, under 18 $15. Info: oldtownplayhouse.com
 
Week of May 22
 
May 25…Spring into Wellness Fair 1-3p at the Charlevoix County Shirley Roloff Center-Charlevoix. Local groups with community resources will be on hand. Info: leadershipcharlevoixcounty.com
 
May 25…Plant Sale at Boyne City Middle School Greenhouse 3-6pm. Vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruits and more. Proceeds benefit future gardening and greenhouse projects. Info: boynechamber.com
 
May 27…Spring Cleaning Sale 8a-5p at the Cheboygan Public Library. With a variety of items including furniture, household goods and books. Proceed support the library. Info: cheboygan.com
 
May 27…Free Family Movie Night at the VFW Pavillion on S. Otsego Ave-Gaylord. Bring a chair or blanket. Movie starts at 8pm. Showing: Encanto. Info: gaylordchamber.com
 
May 27-28…Made in Cheboygan Summer Craft Show Fri noon-7p Sat 10-5p Washington Park. Info: facebook.com/madeincheboygan
 
May 27 – Sept 30…Friday Night Fireworks in Mackinaw City at dusk – weather permitting.
 
May 27-29…Cherry Capital Comic Con at the Grand Traverse Resort-Acme. Fri 5-8p, sat 10-6p, sun 11-5p. Comic book creators, exhibitors, Artist’s Alley, collectibles, costume contest and more. Info: cherrycapitalcon.com
 
May 28…Strolling into Summer – City of Gaylord Centennial Celebration 11a-3:30p downtown. Pop-up art, live music, farmer’s market, family activities and more. Info: gaylordarts.org
 
May 28…Native American Festival at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture-St. Ignace. Dances, food, artistry and more. Info: stignace.com
 
May 28…Arts & Craft Fair 10-4p downtown Elk Rapids. Info:elkrapidschamber.org
 
May 28…25th Anniversary “Cars in the Park” – Northport. Show opens at 10am, with awards at 3pm. Info: northportcarsinthepark.com
 
May 28…Blessing of the Bikes – Onaway. 10a social hour, 11a blessing followed by a short ride. 19416 M-68. Info: 989-733-0155
 
May 28…Family Fun Day 9a-4p at Lake Ann Camp. Tour the grounds, horse carriage rides, disc golf, pontoon boat rides, and more. $5 person. Info: lakeanncamp.com
 
May 28…Bayshore Marathon 7a-1p starting at Northwestern Michigan College, finishing at TC Central High School. 10K, half marathon & full marathon. Info: traversecity.com
 
May 28…Celebrate Arbor Day 11a-2p Kiwanis Park-Harbor Springs. Free White Pine seedlings, arts & crafts, tree climbing, trail clean-up, free hot dogs/chips/cookies. Info: 231-526-2104
 
May 28…Salvation Army is hosting a huge home and décor sale from 10-3p at the Salvation Army Community Center on Barlow St. – Traverse City. Large selection of new merchandise, benefits local programs. Info: 231-946-4644
 
May 28-30…Colonial Michilimackinac Pageant – Mackinaw City.
 
May 29…5K Fun Run/Walk 9:30-11a at Bayfront Park – Petoskey. This is a fundraiser for Brave Hearts Estate in Pellston. $35 registration fee. Info: 231-539-7111
 
May 30…Memorial Day Parade & Breakfast. Breakfast takes place at the American Legion from 7-9am, parade at the waterfront at 10am – Harbor Springs. Info: harborspringschamber.com
 
May 30…Memorial Day Ceremony – Boyne City. Memorial Day Procession will leave the American Legion Post @ 11:45 AM. Proceed North on Lake Street to the Veterans Memorial Park where the Memorial Day Observance will take place starting at 12:00PM (+-). Info: boynechamber.com
 
May 30…Memorial Day Parade 9am downtown Mancelona. Info: mancelonachamber.org
 
June 1…Community Blood Drive 10-4p at Odawa Hotel – Petoskey. Info: 866-642-5663
 
June 2-5…66th Annual Mancelona Bass Festival. Car show, entertainment, carnival, flea market, parade and more! Info: mancelonabassfest.org
 
June 3-Aug 26…Movies in the Park at Dark every Friday 9-11p Pennsylvania Park – Petoskey. Info: petoskeydowntown.com
 
June 3-12…74th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. Info: mackinacisland.org
 
June 4…Empire Asparagus Festival. 5K Walk/Run, recipe contest, food, children’s magic show, live music and more. Info: empirechamber.com
 
June 4…Boyne Art in the Park 9a-4p at Veterans Park – Boyne City. Info: boynechamber.org
 
June 4…Maritime Heritage Alliance 36th Annual Boat Auction at the Discovery Center – Traverse City. Preview 9a, bidding at 11a. Info: traversecity.com
 
June 4…Recycle-a-bicycle at the Old Town Parking Deck-Traverse City. Bike drop off Fri 6-8p; Sale Sat 9a-2p. All items must be in good working condition. Used bikes, trailers, hitches and racks. Info: traverstrails.org
 
June 4…Rock the Light 5K Fun Run/Walk at the Leelanau State Park Trailhead. 9a-noon. $25. Awards. Info: traversecity.com
 
June 4…Hard Hats and Hope Brunch 10:30a-1p at the K of C Hall – Cheboygan. Benefits Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity. Brunch, silent auction, she-shed raffle and more. $20 adults, $10 kids 12 & under. Info: habitatcheboygan.org
 
June 4…Mackinac Animal Aid Assoc. Garage sale 9a-4p at Little Bear East Arena-St. Ignace. All proceed benefit homeless animals. Info: 906-298-1668
 
June 5…7th Annual Blessing of the Bikers at the Salvation Army –Petoskey. 3p registration, 3:30 blessing, 4:15 ride the tunnel of trees, 6:15 cookout. Event will be cancelled if it rains. Info: 231-3447-3531
 
June 9…Charlevoix Summer Open House 4-8pm downtown. Giveaways, refreshments, activities, music and more. Info: charlevoix.org
 
June 10…2nd Annual Mackinaw City Rally on the Straits 10a-11p at Conkling Heritage Park.
 
June 10-11…Red, White & Blue Collar Festival downtown Mio starting at 4pm. Live music, cornhole tournaments, lumberjack shows, beer tent, car show and more. Info: (989) 826-8181
 
June 11-12…Michigan Free Fishing Weekend
 
June 11…CAST for Kids 8a-2p at Major City Park - downtown Cheboygan, for kids with special needs. Ages 5-18 welcome, must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch provided for families and volunteers. Info: 248-240-4075
 
June 11…Bee, Butterfly & Fish, Oh My! Free fun for kids at the Cheboygan Children’s Trail. Story walk, face painting, scavenger hunt, and more. Info: cheboygan.com
 
June 11…Strawberry Social & Silent Auction 3:30-7p at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Light music and yard games. Info: traversecity.com
 
June 11…PRIDE Carnival 11a-2p at the Dennos Museum Center – Traverse City. Food, climbing wall, music, interactive art exhibit and more. Info: traversecity.com
 
June 11. Leland Wine & Food Festival noon-6pm at the Leland Lodge. Wine, food, fun! Info: lelandmi.com
 
June 11…Summer Craft Show 9a-4p at the Emmet County Fairgrounds – Petoskey. Jewelry, home goods, good, and more. Info: 231-348-5479
 
June 11…Highland Fest 11-6 at Little Bear East Arena-St. Ignace. Includes traditional Scottish Highland games including Caber Toss, Hammer, Sheaf, and Stone Games. There will be live music, beer tent, food trucks, and Clan Row providing historical info on Scottish clans and lineage. Tickets will be available at the gate, entry is $5 for adults, kids under 10 are free. Info: 906-643-8717
 
June 12…Mackinaw City Motorcycle Rally “Bike Show & Audio Competition” in the Star Line Parking Lot – Mackinaw City. Onsite registration only 10a-noon. Bike judging begins at 12:30; audio competition starts at 1pm. Info: 269-883-6677
 
June 16-Aug 25…Every Thursday 3-8p live music in Washington Park –Cheboygan. Yard games, family fun. Bring a chair or blanket. If raining, moves to Festival Square. Info: cheboygan.com
 
June 16…Cheboygan Business Expo & Taste of the Straits 1-6pm in Festival Square and Washington Park. Local businesses and organizations, prizes, food, live music and more. Info: cheboygan.com
 
June 17…Elberta Summer Solstice Festival 4-11:30p at the Elberta Outdoor Amphitheatre. $10 adults, Age 13-18 $5, under 13 free. Live music, beer garden, games, food trucks. Bring a blanket of lawn chair. Info: traversecity.com
 
June 17…Northern Michigan Veteran’s Expo 9a at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center – Traverse City. Connect with Veteran resources, including housing, education, filing claims and more. Info: 231-995-6070
 
June 18…Free concert for Veterans and their families at Turtle Creek Stadium 5:30-10p. Features Creedence Revived. Proof of Veteran status must be presented to obtain tickets. Info: gtcveterans.com
 
June 18…Pirate Festival-Kidz Day Camp noon-6p at the Gaylord Bowling Center. Bounce house, costume contest, and more. Info: gaylordchamber.com
 
June 18…Old Town Arts and Craft Fair 10-5p downtown Traverse City on Union Street.  Info: traversecity.com
 
June 18…Frankfort Craft Fair 10-5p downtown Frankfort. Info: traversecity.com
 
June 18…Rotary Kids Free Fishing Day 9a-1p at Northwestern Michigan College’s Great Lakes Campus – Traverse City. Info: traversecity.com
 
June 19…Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast 9a-1a at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga. Free. Info: 231-330-2854
 
June 19…Alden Strawberry Festival noon-4p at Alden Depot Park. Info: visitalden.com
 
June 22…Benefit Spaghetti/Lasagna Dinner 4:30-6:30p at the Knights of Columbus Hall – Cheboygan. Suggested donation $10. Carry out available. Info: 231-420-8153
 
June 23-26…St. Ignace Car Show Weekend. Info: saintignace.org
 
June 25-26…Charlevoix Summer Art Show – East Park. Sat 10-5, Sun 10-3. Info: charlevoix.org
 
June 26…6th Annual Brave Hearts 5K Color Run at Brave Hearts Estate-Pellston. Registration 9a, run 10a. $20 person. Info:248-437-3130
 
June 28, July 12 & July 26…Free Outdoor Movies in the Park 9:30-11p – Zorn Park, Harbor Springs. Bring a blanket or chair. Info: harborspringschamber.com
 
June 30 – Aug 25…Street Musique – Downtown Harbor Springs. Live music every Thursday! Info: harborsprings
 
July 2…Christmas in July 10-6p bells will be ringing for the Salvation Army at the following locations: Petoskey: Oleson's, Louie's, Big Lots, Chamber of Commerce; Harbor Springs: IGA; Boyne City: Louie's; Charlevoix: Oleson's; Eastport: Eastport Market; Central Lake: Village Market;
Elk Rapids: Village Market. Volunteers needed. Info: SAPetoskey.org
 
July 2-9…National Cherry Festival – Traverse City. Parades, live music, carnival, food, family activities and more! Info: cherryfest.org
 
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Now - TFN..."Fundraiser for Frieda"...Frieda is a four year-old bulldog mix who’s stolen the hearts of everyone at AuSable Valley Animal Shelter. Picked up as a stray in late 2021, Frieda needs critical surgery on both of her back legs to allow her to live the wonderful life she deserves. Without surgery, Frieda’s life will be one of constant discomfort and pain. The AuSable Valley Animal Shelter has launched this Go Fund Me page with a goal to raise money to cover Frieda’s surgery. Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/swgwf-surgery-for-frieda
 
TFN…Harbor Light Community Chapel of Harbor Springs is collecting cans and bottle returns to help the less fortunate at 8220 Clayton Rd. All bottles and cans should be left next to our central trash bin in the main parking lot. Info: 231.347.5001 
 
Every Monday and Wednesday from noon-1 pm Free Food Market is open in the parking lot of the Salvation Army Community Center on Barlow-Traverse City. Info: centralusa.salvationarmy.org
 
TFN…The St. Thomas food pantry is open on a drive-thru basis every Monday 10a-1pm. Bring photo ID with current Cheboygan address, proof of household income and proof of address for all household residents. 332 Western Ave. Info: 231-627-3167
 
TFN…The Acme Christian Thrift Store is in need of volunteers 3-5p any day Tues-Sat. Info: 231-267-3002
 
Now-TFN…Hospice of Michigan is available to help families in need of compassionate hospice care for a loved one. Call 888-247-5701 or visit hom.org
 
TFN…The Cheboygan Rec Center is open on Monday and Wednesday for boys and Tues/Thurs for girls from 5:30-8pm. High school and adults 8pm-10:30pm. Must wear mask at all times.
 
TFN- The Northern Care Center is a medical clinic for those uninsured or underinsured. Patients are seen on Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Located at W State Street, Cheboygan. You need to wear a mask and when you come to the parking lot you need to call the clinic, first come first seen. They also have vouchers for product at Goodwill and personal hygiene products for those in need. Please knock on the door for product. Please call with any questions 231-333-3019.
 
TFN… Cheboygan County Veterans host a coffee hour the 4th Wednesday of the month, 9:00 a.m. at the American Legion - VFW Post on State Street, Cheboygan. Coffee provided by McDonald's and donuts courtesy of Family Fare.
 
Now-Memorial Day Weekend…Every Saturday - Cheboygan Indoor Farmers Market 10-1p at 504 Division St. Info: cheboyganfarmersmarket.blogspot.com
 
Memorial Weekend – Oct 29…Every Wed & Sat 8a-1p Farmer’s Market at Festival Square – Cheboygan. Info: facebook.com/cheboyganfarmersmarket
 
Now – Oct 30…Interlochen Farmers Market 9a-2p Interlochen Corners. Info: 231-378-4488
 
May 7-Oct 29…Wednesday & Saturday Sara hardy Downtown Farmers Market. Wed 8a-noon, Sat 7:30a-noon. Info: traversecity.com
 
May 20-Oct 14…Bellaire Farmers Market at the ASI Community Center & Park. Info: bellairechamber.org
 
May 27-Sept 30…Every Friday 8:30a-1p Farmer’s Market downtown Petoskey. Info: petoskeydowntown.com
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