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Now-Sept 26… The 2021 Mackinac Island Medical Center Auction & Cash Raffle is going virtual this year. There are dozens of unique items up for bid online. The auction ends and the raffle drawing takes place on September 26th. All proceeds help support the Medical Center on the Island. Check out the link at Charity Auctions Today – dot – com, or call (906) 847-3582.

 

Now – Oct 7…Tickets are on sale for the Friends of the NRA Banquet on Oct. 8th at the Cheboygan Eagles. Doors at 5, dinner at 6:30. Raffles and prizes, cash bar. PRE SALE ONLY $50, limited seating. Info: 231-625-2587

 

Now-Dec 31…Tickets are on sale for the annual Bishop Baraga School Fundraiser. Early bird drawings begin Oct 5, grand raffle is Dec 31. $100 each or 3 for $250 and available at the school office, parish office or any school family. Info: bishobaraga.com

 

Now – Oct 8…Tickets are on sale for the Cheboygan Sportsboosters Homecoming “Football Float” which takes place at the Cheboygan River, just before the homecoming parade. Tickets are $10 and available from any member or at home games. Info: 231-627-7191

 

Now-Nov 5…Tickets are on sale for the Mackinaw City Chamber Cash Raffle. Drawing is Nov. 5th during the chamber excellence awards ceremony. Info: 231-436-5574

 

Now-Nov 11..Cheboygan Kiwanis “Dine Local”. Tickets are $25 and are redeemable for $12.50 off your bill at a participating restaurant. Proceeds benefit local children’s programs. Participating restaurants: The Bluffs, Dixie Saloon, Duncan City Pizza, Great Lakes Grill, Libby’s Café, Mulligan’s, Rippling Rapids, Rusty Dogz, and Up North Family Bakery. Tickets available at Edward Jones or from any Kiwanis member. Each ticket will be entered into a drawing for two packages. Info: 231-625-2151

 

Sept 23-25…Rummage sale at Zion Lutheran Church-Petoskey. Fri/Sat 8:30-5p, Sun 8:30-noon. Clothing, household items, sporting goods, holiday items and much more. Info: 231-347-3438

 

Sept 23-28…Red Wings Training Camp at Centre Ice-Traverse City. Info: centreice.org

 

Sept 24…Boyne City Firefighters fundraising concert featuring Billy Gunther & the Midwest Riders and Missy Zenker. 7pm at the High School Performing Arts Center. Info: 231-936-6273

 

Sept 24-26…Harbor Springs Festival of the Book. A three day gathering of well-known authors and celebration of books. Various locations. Info: bsfotb.org

 

Sept 24-26…East Jordan Fall Festival! Live music, craft show, kids activities, beer tent, cornhole tournament, trick or treating, and more at the East Jordan Tourist Park. Info (231) 536-2561

 

Sept 25…Trek the Mighty Mac. Hundreds of ATVs & side-by-sides will cross the Mackinac Bridge from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace at 11am Sat. Info: mackinawchamber.com

 

Sept 25…Boyne City Harvest Festival 8a-4p. Farmer’s Market, live music, kids games, fall fun! Info: boynechamber.com

 

Sept 25…Bellaire Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Extravaganza 10-6 downtown.  Fun Run 1-mile walk/run with Inspire Health at 10 am. Treasures await at the “Fine Art, Craft & Flea Market” along with Kid’s Bounce Houses, live music and the “Beverage Tent” on Broad Street from 10-6 pm. Check out the Best Dressed Pet Parade at 1 and the “Chopped: Tournament of Champions Cook-off at 2 pm. Info: bellairechamber.org

 

Sept 25…St. Paul’s Annual Harvest Dinner 4:30-7pm. $12. Take out only. Info: 231-627-2194

 

Sept 25…St. John Luthern Church Craft Show 9-4p – Cheboygan

 

Sept 25…Suicide Prevention Walk 10am at Bay View Park-Alpena. Rain or shine. $20. Info: 989-356-2880

 

Sept 25… NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walk for mental health awareness at the Commons – Traverse City. Meet at pavilion (by Cuppa Joe and Left Foot Charlie’s). Registration 9-10 am.  5K walk starts at 10 am.  INFO at231-883-8033 or online at Namigrandtraverse.org.  

 

Sept 25…Purse Auction at the Boyne City Eagles Community Rook. Doors open at noon, auction starts at 1pm. Bring a new or gently used purse and fill it with items of surprise (no alcohol please). Cash bar. Benefits the Eagle’s Auxillary charity funds. Info: 231-347-0699

 

Sept 25…Chili Supper & Barn Dance 5:30-8:30pm at Samels Farm-Williamsburg. Savor a bowlful of chili and then dance to traditional music at the historic Samels Farm, a non-profit education center located on the farmstead which has been in the Samels family for over 100 years. Admission by donation. Info: traversecity.com

 

Sept 25-26…Mackinaw City Arts & Crafts Show in Conkling Heritage Park. Sat 10-7, Sun 10-3p. Info: 231-436-5664

 

Sept 25-26…Paint & Pumpkin Art & Craft Show at East Jordan Fall Fest – Sportsman Park. Sign up to carve a pumpkin and enter it into the Jack O'lantern contest. fall fest will also feature live entertainment, a soft ball tournament, beer & wine, and many other fall favorites. Info: ejchamber.org

 

Sept 26…Rusty Dogz Hot Dog Eating Competition 1pm at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds. Family friendly. Sign up to participate (18+) $25 entry fee, cash prizes. Raffles. Tickets to attend $10 (12 & under free).

 

Sept 28-30…Suicide Prevention Conference at Castle Farms – Charlevoix. Info: kierstensride.org

 

October

 

Oct 1-30…Screams in the Dark at Northwest Michigan Fairgrounds – Traverse City. Fri/Sat 7p-11p, Sun 7p-10p. There are two tour options: Option 1 includes a wagon ride, a haunted trail, The Mausoleum and corn maze while Option 2 includes all the attractions including the wagon ride, haunted trail, Panemonium, Swamp of Suffering and Dreadmoore Manor. Admission $7-$17. Info: evernighthaunt.com

 

Oct 1…State of the Community Breakfast 7:30a-9:30a at the City Fire Station & Opera House. $10 admission. Info: cheboygan.com

 

Oct 1…TC Germanfest: Sip-n-See 6-10p at Trinity Lutheran Church & School – Traverse City. View and bid on online auction items while you enjoy an evening of German appetizers and dancing to a live DJ under the Bavarian tent. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. This event is for those 21 and older. $20 person. Info: traversecity.com

 

Oct 2…St Ignace Annual Fall Fest & Great Pumpkin Roll. Noon-5p. Music, games, treats, crafts, prizes hay & barrel train rides, bounce houses and more! 275 Marquette St. Info: stignace.org

 

Oct 2…Craft Show 10-4p at the Elks Lodge – Traverse City. Free admission. Info: elkstc.com

 

Oct 2…Fall Festival 11-4p at St. Joseph Church on Old Mission Peninsula – Traverse City. Food, wine tasting, raffles, kids games, entertainment and more. Rain or shine. Info: stjosephtc.org

 

Oct 2…Women’s March TC 1-2:30pm on both sides of the street in front of the Open Space. Bring signs. Info: traverseticker.com

 

Oct 2…8th Annual Row & Run to benefit Charlevoix Schools Rayder Den. One-mile boat race/5K foot race. Begins at Depot beack to Ferry Beach.  Registration is open until the day of the event. $35 from 9/19 to 9/30 and $40 up to the day of the event. The Rayder Den services Middle and High School students who are experiencing food insecurity.  Info: rowandrun@gmail.com

 

Oct 2…Nitro Circus Live: You Got This Tour 6pm at Turtle Creek Stadium-Traverse City. High adrenaline action sports spectacular starring the best athletes in FMX, BMX, Skate, Scooter and more. Watch thrill-loving daredevils brave  the world’s largest jumps! Get tickets and more info at NITROCIRCUS.COM

 

Oct 2…Fall Festival 11-4 at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Old Mission Peninsula. Food, wine tasting, kids games, a raffle and live entertainment. Info: traversecity.com 

 

Oct 2…Acme Fall Festival 10am-4pm at Flintfields Horse Park – Williamsburg. Contests, fames, butterfly release, farmer’s market, arts & crafts, car/truck/tractor/motorcycle show; petting zoo and more! Info: acmefallfestival.org

 

Oct 2…Beulah Fall Festival 10-5 downtown. Pumpkin decorating, a visit from the Lord of the Gourd, sidewalk chalk art, face painting and kid's games, mask and trick-or-treat bag painting, a classic car and motorcycle show and horse drawn wagon rides. Info: clcba.org

 

Oct 2…Empire Hops & Harvest Festival noon-6pm downtown. Music, food & beer. $10 admission. Info: empriechamber.com

 

Oct 2-3…Colors by the Lake Art & Craft Show 10a-5p at Veterans Park & Historical Museum grounds – Walloon Lake. Painters, potters, metal art, yard art, jewelry, functional art, and even wearable art. Info: petoskeyarea.com

 

Oct 3…Pink Heals Cancer Benefit noon-3pm at the Mancelona Moose Lodge. Sloppy joe dinner, raffles, silent auction. Proceeds benefit Amanda Juhasz from Central Lake; has MS & breast cancer, hasn’t been able to work. Pink heals will be there with the pink fire truck so anyone with cancer or lost someone to cancer can come sign the truck. There will be fire trucks from the surrounding area there as well. Info: 231-715-9822

 

Oct 3…Steve Erwin Memorial Benefit Dinner 1pm at the Gaylord Eagles. Proceed help with expenses for Steve Erwin. Raffle & silent auction. By donation. Info: email gusmarciniak@yahoo.com

 

Oct 4…TC Elks Lodge Craft Show 10-4p – Traverse City. Free admission. Info: traversecity.com

 

Oct 6-7...ASIST 2-Day Suicide intervention skills training-East Jordan. Must attend both days. Info: kierstensride.org

 

Oct 8-9…AAUW Book Sale at the United Way Building-Gaylord. Funds raised benefit education awards and programming for local women and girls. Audio books, hard cover, paperback and more! Info: gaylord-mi.aauw.net

 

Oct 8-10…42nd Annual Applefest – Charlevoix. Arts & crafts, kids activities, farmers market and more. Info: charlevoix.org

 

Oct 9…Gallery Craft Show & Bake Sale 9a-4p at the Traverse city VFW Post. Free admission. Info: traversecity.com

 

Oct 9…Frankfort Fall Festival 11a-5p at the Open Space Park. Parade, live music, kids activities and more. Info: Frankfort-elberta.com

 

Oct 9…Indian River Octoberfest 4-10pm in Cooperation Park. Live music, food and beer! Info: irchamber.com

 

Oct 11-17…Up North Pride Week. Pride Ride, comedy show, pride picnic, visibility march, drag night, silent disco and more. Info: upnorthpride.com

 

Oct 13…Food Distribution 1-3pm or until gone. Rain or shine. At the City of Cheboygan DPW building on Huron. St. Info: 231-627-9003

 

Oct 16…Outdoor Craft & Vendor Show 10-3p at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City. Free admission. Info: traversecity.com

 

Oct 20…Pumpkin Festival 5-7pm downtown East Jordan. Early trick-or-treating, games, food, fun! Info: ejchamber.org

 

Oct 20…Mackinaw City Lions Club Annual “Soup in a Bread Bowl” Supper 4-6p a the Pancake Chef Restaurant. Proceeds benefit community projects. Info:

 

Oct 21…Spooky Monster Magic Show 6-7pm at the Cheboygan Public Library. A spook-tacular Halloween magic show with fantastic magician Gordon Russ. Free to attend. Info: cheboygan.com

 

Oct 23…Crafts n’ More Show 9a-3p at St. Mary’s – Gaylord. Shop for holiday treasures, beautifully filled gift baskets, home-made bakery and confections. Enjoy a cafe luncheon from 11 - 2 PM, hourly door prizes and the Big Raffle for $300 at 3 PM & much more! Info: gaylordchamber.com

 

Oct 23…Halloween Fun 1-3p at the Children’s Trail of Cheboygan. Contumes, stories, candy, giveaways and more! Free. Info: connierieger@yahoo.com

 

Oct 30…Jack O’ Lantern Walk/Trick or Treat – Downtown Petoskey. Info: petoskeyarea.com

 

Oct 31…Trunk or Treat 5-7pm at Old School Park – Mackinaw City. Info: mackinawchamber.com

 

November

 

Nov 13…Power of the Purse 5:30-9pm. Theme is “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and will be held at multiple participating restaurants as well as an online option.  Benefits the Otsego County United Way. Info: otsegounitedway.org.

 

Nov 13…Holiday Art Fair 10-4 at East Jordan High School. Info: ejchamber.org

 

Nov 20…Community Craft Fair 9am at Mancelona Elementary. Info: mancelonachamber.org

 

Nov 20…Handmade Holiday Craft Show 9a-4p at the Emmet County Fairgrounds-Petoskey. Benefits the Brother Dan’s Food Pantry. $2 or nonperishable food items. Info: petoskeyarea.com

 

Nov 26…40th Annual Christmas Craft Show 9a-3p at Inland Lakes HS-Indian River. Over 150 crafters and artists will display their work. Info: irchamber.com

 

Nov 27…Holiday Parade 6pm downtown Petoskey. Info: petoskeydowntown.com

 

Nov 27…Christmas Tree Lighting 6pm – downtown Harbor Springs. Info: harborspringschamber.com

 

ONGOING

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-1pm 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

 

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

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

Now – TFN…Weekly Covid-19 Testing. By appointment only. No symptoms or doctors order necessary. Charlevoix: Mon & Wed 10a-noon; Gaylord & Mancelona: Tues & Thurs 10-noon;

Harbor Springs/Petoskey: Friday 10-noon. Call the Health Dept of NW Michigan to schedule 800-432-4121

 

**Upcoming Farmer’s Markets

Now-Sept 24…Every Friday - Petoskey Farmers Market downtown 8:30-1pm Info: petoskeyarea.com

 

Now -Sept 28…Kalkaska Farmer’s Market 2-6pm at Railroad Square Info: 231-258-3307

 

Now – Oct..Every Wed & Sat Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market-Traverse City. Wed 8a-noon, Sat 7:30-noon

 

Now-Oct…Every Monday 2-6pm the The Village at Grand Traverse Commons-Traverse City

Now – Oct…Every Wed & Sat 8a-1p – Festival Square - Cheboygan

Now - Oct 8…Elk Rapids Farmer’s Market, every Friday 8a-noon

Now -Oct 16…Saturdays - downtown Harbor Springs

Now - Oct 20…every Sat 8a-1p downtown Gaylord

Now-Oct 8 …Bellaire Farmers Market 8a-noon at the ASI Community Center & Park

Now - Oct…Every Sunday - Interlochen Farmers Market 9a-2pm. 2112 M-137. Info: 231-970-1340

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