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Now-Dec 11…Volunteers of America are collecting new coats, hats, scarves, and gloves to benefit the local community. Drop off at the Grand Traverse Mall-Traverse City, during mall hours. Info:


Now-Nov 27…Northern Care Clinic in Cheboygan is collecting donations to provide help for kids in need. Donations can be dropped off at the clinic. If you are in need, put in an application. Details 231-333-3019


Now -Jan 2…Annual Charlevoix CIRCLE Market 11-4pm at their location on Clinton St. Local artists and desigers, handmade gifts. Info:


Nov 26… The 13th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner is sponsored by the Charlevoix Ministerial Association and will be held at St. Mary Parish on from 12-2 pm. It will be take out only. All are welcome! The meal is provided at no charge. Info:


Nov 26…VIRTUAL Boyne City Kiwanis Turkey Trot 2020.  Start & finish wherever you wish. Pre-registration entry $25. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis projects and stay 100% local. Info:


Nov 26…Traverse City Turkey Trot. Register for the Virtual Turkey Trot by midnight on Thanksgiving (November 26, 2020) and receive a 2020 long sleeved tee, light-up shoe laces from and other goodies in a swag bag available for local pick up or shipping for an additional charge. Submit your race results on Run SignUp by

December 3, 2020 to be entered into a drawing for some amazing swag. Register here:


Nov 26-29…VIRTUAL 5K Turkey Vulture Trot at Crystal Mountain-Thompsonville. Proceeds will benefit North Sky Raptor Sanctuary .   Info:


Nov 28…2020 VIRTUAL Turkey Trot with YMCA of Northern Michigan-Petoskey. Proceeds help fund programs and community events.   Info: 231-348-8393


Nov 28…Holiday Craft Collaborative 10-4p at Alpine Maple Farms-Gaylord. Info: 989-858-9252


Dec 1…Salvation Army-TC Holiday Assistance Registration. For a list of times, visit


Dec 1-5…Crooked Tree Arts Center-Traverse City “Merry Marketplace” featuring over 20 artists. Tues-Fri Noon-4pm; Thurs 4-7pm, Sat 10-2p. Info:


Dec 3-6…Merchants Holiday Open House – Downtown Harbor Springs. Info:


Dec 5…Toys for Tots ORV Ride noon-6pm at the Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds-Traverse City. Bring a new un-wrapped toy. Info:


Dec 5…Tree lighting & fireworks 6pm Chandler Park-Onaway. Please wear a mask and social distance. Info:


Dec 5…Christmas Cheer at Heritage Village 1-3pm – Mackinaw City.  Walk the village, May Woods and the Art Trail and hear holiday music dancing through the park. Info:


Dec 4-6 & 11-13…New Hope Community Church in Williamsburg presents “The Christmas Journey”, a 45 minute outdoor walking tour through fire lit woods encountering costumed actors, live animals and a story from the bible. Free. Info:


Dec 5…Lewiston Area Trail Clean-up 10a-5 with the Lewiston Area Groomers. You're welcome to bring your SxS, ATV, or Truck to bring on the trails to help out! Please bring a chainsaw, garbage bags, or anything else you can think of to expedite the cleanup process. 4431 County Road 489, Lewiston. Info: 989-786-5414


Dec 6…The Christmas Shop 10-4pm at The Ellison Place-Gaylord. Over 100 unique vendors & crafters. $1 admission, benefits local charity. Info:


Dec 8…The Mackinaw Woman’s Club is hosting a blood from noon-5pm at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall – Mackinaw City. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Info: 231-445-0151


Dec 10…Versiti Community Blood Drive 9:30-3p at Bill Marsh Price Point-Traverse City. Appointments are encouraged and walk-ins are welcome. Schedule today by calling 866-642-5663 or visit All blood will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Please plan to wear a face mask.


Dec 11… The Salvation Army will be hosting the Agee Family band for a Christmas Concert in front of The Salvation Army Family store in Cheboygan from 5-7pm. They will be on stage for two 45 minute concerts featuring Christmas music.  The concerts will be free but a red kettle will be on site for any donations that will go to The Salvation Army of Cheboygan County.  Feel free to come and park and enjoy the concert. There will be a sound system set up and It will also be available on an F.M. radio signal so you can hear it on your car radio. Info: 231-627-9003


Dec 12…Downtown Strolling Light Parade 5-9pm-Traverse City. Twelve non-profit organizations will be scattered throughout downtown Traverse City, each displaying their own rendition of the popular holiday song “Twelve Days of Christmas”. roceeds will benefit the Downtown Relief Fund and participating non-profits. Each vote will cost $1. Info:


Dec 20…Christmas Candlelight Benefit 6-8pm at the Cheboygan Community Wesleyan Church. Beneifts the Lord’s Kitchen building project. Info:


Dec 23…Salvation Army free Christmas Community Meal 11-2p, with to-go service and limited seating in the community center. Info:


TFN…The Acme Christian Thrift Store is in need of volunteers 3-5p any day Tues-Sat. Info: 231-267-3002


TFN…4th Wednesday of every month is Veterans Coffee Hour 9-10am at McDonalds in Cheboygan. Free coffee for Veterans. Info:


Thru 12/30…Tickets are now on sale for the Bishop Baraga School New Year's Eve Raffle. There are seven prizes including a nine-day stay in Hawaii, Generac Generator and a custom Amish shed. Early Bird Drawings begin October 6th. Tickets are $100 each and available at the Cheboygan Parish office, Rivertown Do-It Center, or any Bishop Baraga parent. Call 231-627-5608.


TFN- The Northern Care Center is a medical clinic for those uninsured or underinsured. Patients  are seen on Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Located at 117 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.


**Upcoming Farmer’s Markets – use social distancing and wear a mask

Saturdays at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City 2-6pm indoors to the Mercato corridor

Saturdays thru April from 10a-1pm downtown 215 N. Main-Cheboygan

Every Sat thru mid-May…Boyne City indoor farmers market 9a-noon on the main floor of city hall. Info:

Every Saturday through the end of Dec a variety of vendors will be set up at the Alpine Village Mall from 9a-1p-Gaylord

Friday thru April…Bellaire 10a-2p The Market is at two Locations Terrain 213 N Bridge St. Bellaire MI and Bee Well Mead & Cider 116 N. Bridge St. Bellaire MI; Vendors will be spread out between both locations each  week. Info: 231-916-2517

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