Connecting with Community List

Week of Aug 18


Every Thursday through Oct. 3…Charlevoix Farmers Market 8a-1p in East Park. Info: 231-547-3253


Now-Aug 29…Every Thursday its Music on Main from 6-8pm at the Village at Bay Harbor. Different local musicians will be showcased each week. Info:


Now – Aug 29…Every Thursday at 7pm Concerts on the Lawn at Grand Traverse Pavilions-Traverse City. Bring a chair, blanket or picnic and enjoy free music. Info:


Now-Aug 29…Summer Concert Series every Thursday at 7pm in Washington Park-Cheboygan. Enjoy free live music! Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy! Rain location: Festival Square.  Info:


Now-Aug 22…Street Musique 6-8pm every Thursday downtown Harbor Springs. Enjoy free live music, kids activities and more. Info:


Now – Aug 29…Rhythm on the River – free summer concerts every Thursday from 6-8pm at DeVoe Beach-Indian River. Info:


Now – Aug 30…Every Friday, Stroll the Streets – downtown Boyne City. Live music, artists, magicians, and more! Info:


Now- Aug 23…Every Friday, Rogers City Summer Concerts 7-8:30pm at the Lakeside Park Bandshell. Free. Info:


Now -Aug 21…Concerts in the Park every Wednesday and Friday at noon in Pennsylvania Park-downtown Petoskey. Free. Info:


Now-Aug 31…Every Saturday – Stone Circle Gatherings 9-11pm –Kewadin. The Stone Circle is a triple ring of large boulders forming a natural amphitheater. Poems, storytellers, musicians and more. $5 adults, $3 kids. Located 10 miles north of Elk Rapids. Info: 231-264-9467


Now -Aug 29…Every Thursday, free movies at the Alanson Community Park starting at dusk. Bring a chair or blanket and snacks. The movie schedule for the Alanson movies in the park are as follows: “The Goonies”; Aug. 22: “Dumbo”;  Aug. 29: “Shazam!”. Info: 231-548-5431


Tickets are available now for the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce State of the Community Breakfast Sept. 18th at the Otsego Resort & Convention Center from 7-9am, featuring 5 community leaders as panelists. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Call 989-732-6333 or visit


Registration is now open for “Casting for K9s” Benefit Fishing Tournament August 24th 8a-2pm. $50 per boat, Pickerel & Crooked Lakes, weigh-in at Launch Chanel road launch, results at Cedar Swamp Sporting Goods-Petoskey. Proceeds will help a local Veteran get a needed service dog. Info: 231-881-9669


T-Shirts are now available for the 8th Annual TC Patriot Game which is happening Friday, September 20th at Thirlby Field in Traverse City. The proceeds benefit Veterans in Crisis of Northern Michigan. Info:


Now  – Aug 23…Friday Night Live 5:30-9pm downtown Traverse City. Music, arts, food, activities and more along the 100 & 200 blocks of East Front Street every Friday night. Info:


Aug 20-21…Auditions for the Northland Players production of “Once Upon A Mattress” will take place at 6:30pm at the Northland Players Theater Center-Cheboygan. Info:


Aug 20-25…Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair – Petoskey. Exhibits, live entertainment, monster truck shoot-out, carnival, animals and more! Info:


Aug 21…Back-to-school Open House 4-6pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Students and families will have the opportunity to meet instructors and program directors, tour the facility, and register on-site for fall classes. Info: 231-347-4337


Aug 21-24…Kalkaska County Fair. 4-H exhibits, petting zoo, carnival, scavenger hunt, and more. Info:


Aug 22-24… Neighbor Helping Neighbor Yard Sale, 9a.m. to 5p.m., Norwich Township Hall in Moorestown.  Info: 231- 229-2062


Aug 23-24…Cheboygan County Humane Society Garage Sale at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds. Fri 9a-6p, Sat 9a-5p. Find a great deal and help out a great cause! Info:


Aug 23-24…Kingsley Heritage Festival. Parade, silent auction, games, live music, scavenger hunt and more! Info:


Aug 23-25…Rendezvous at the Straits Pow Wow at Father Marquette National Memorial – St. Ignace. Blessing of the grounds Fri at Noon; Grand Entry at noon Sat & Sun. Traditional dancing, music, crafts, food, and more. Admission $5, Elders $4, 5 & under free. Info: 906-984-2083


Aug 23-25…Fudge Festival – Mackinac Island. Fudge making demonstrations, fudge infused cocktail hour, art walk, ice cream social, family games, kids activities and more! Info:


Week of Aug 25


Aug 24…City of Cheboygan 130th Birthday Celebration 2-3pm in Washington Park. Live entertainment, ice cream social. Info:


Aug 24…Wrestle The Lake Boat Poker Run at Ferry Beach-Lake Charlevoix. Registration 9-10a, 10:30 launch. $75 per boat, cash prizes. Proceeds benefit the Charlevoix Wrestling Club. Info: 231-622-2582


Aug 24…Nme’ celebration noon-3pm at Wolverine Village Park. This is a family event, to celebrate the return of this magnificent fish to the Sturgeon River. As in years past, this event is a potluck and refreshments are provided. Attendees will get a chance to release about 200 fish. Info: 231-242-1670


Aug 24…Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for local fireman Fred Lounsberry 4-9pm at the Moose Lodge-St. Igance. Live music, spaghetti dinner, silent auction, door prizes and more. Info: 906-298-0395


Aug 24-25…Corvette Crossroads Auto Show – Mackinaw City


Aug 24-25…Mackinaw City Arts & Craft Show at Conkling Heritage Park. Free admission. 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. Info:


Week of Aug 25


Aug 25…2nd Annual Game of Throws benefit cornhole tournament at the Silver Lake Recreation Area-Traverse City. Registration 2pm, tournament at 3. $10 per person. Food available on site. Proceeds benefit the NoMi Leathernecks to support local Veterans and their families. Info: 231-846-1780


Aug 25…Benefit Spaghetti Dinner starting at 3pm at the Cheboygan Eagles Club. Live & silent auction, raffles, games, cash bar. Proceeds to help Michelle Lawrence medical expenses (dealing with an autoimmune system disease). Info:


Aug 25…Sacred Heart Festival Noon-4pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church-Riggsville. Flea market, live music, raffles, food, kids games and more! Dinners $12 adults, $6 kids 6-12, 5 & under free. Info:231-627-5390


Aug 28…Project Backpack/Project Connect 11-1p at Little Bear East Arena-St. Ignace. Over 20 agencies on home ownership, credit repair, health, education and more; school supplies for Mackinac County students. Info: 906-250-9178


Aug 28…Benefit Roast Turkey Dinner 4:30-6:30p at the Cheboygan K of C Hall. By donation. Proceeds benefit Bishop Baraga Handicap/Barrier Free Building Project. Info: 989-938-6161


Aug 29…Summer Super Swirl 5:30-8pm at the Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Music, wine, appetizers, live demonstrations and sweet treats. $25 in advance/$30 day of. Info:


Aug 29…Sloppy Joe Lunch 11-1 at the Salvation Army-Traverse City. $5, eat in or to go. Benefits the women’s ministries. Info:


Aug 29…Summer BBQ/Open House noon-2pm at the Sand Road Senior Center-Cheboygan. Live music, food, raffles, and more. By donation. Info:231-627-7234


Aug 29…Cheers to Hope: Sip for Suicide Prevention 5-9pm at Short’s Brewing Company-Bellaire. Live music. Proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Info: 231-498-2300


Aug 30-31…Boyne Kiwanis Car Show & Drive-in Preview. Preview Fri 6pm on Water St; car show Sat 8a-3p at Veterans Park-Boyne City. Proceeds benefit the youth of the Boyne City area. Info:


Aug 31…Indian River Lions Club Arts & Craft Show 9a-3p. Info: 989-688-6450


Aug 31…Sparkle and Shine with a Cause 8a-noon at Christ Episcopal Church-Charlevoix. Fine household and personal items, proceeds benefit local charities. Info:


Aug 31…Pedaling 4 Education – registration at 9:30am, ride at 10a at Festival Square-Cheboygan, followed by a picnic at Cheboygan State Park Pavilion. Helmets recommended. Proceeds help all grades at Cheboygan County Schools with needed supplies. Info: 231-627-2288


September 2019


Sept 2…62nd Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk 7a-11a Mackinaw City.


Sept 2…Labor Day State Street Bridge Walk-Cheboygan 11a-1p. Line up starts on the east side of the bridge at 11:00 a.m. and the walk starts at 11:45 a.m. Progress to Festival Square for a free community picnic of hotdogs, chips, and orange drink. Info: (231) 392-4977


Sept 4…9th Annual Boomers & Seniors Expo 1-5p at the Otsego County Sportsplex-Gaylord. Visit over 90 booths and learn about health, exercise, wellness and the many options available for boomers and senior citizens. Info:


Sept 6…Downtown Traverse City Art Walk 5-9pm. The public is invited to enjoy an evening of art, refreshments, food, and music on a self guided tour throughout downtown Traverse City. Walking maps are available at each participating location and the Downtown Traverse City office. Info:


Sept 6-7…12th Annual Tractor Show & Parade – Little Bear Arena-St. Ignace. Parade across the Mackinac Bridge Fri 6pm. Info:


Sept 6-10…NHL Prospect Tournament at Centre Ice-Traverse City. Info:


Sept 7… Indian River Lions Club Arts & Craft Show 9a-3p. Info: 989-688-6450


Sept 7…Mackinaw City Beer & Wine Festival 1-9pm at Conkling Heritage Park-Mackinaw City. $5 admisison, includes tasting glass and 3 tasting tickets. Info:


Sept 7…9/11 Honor Run 5K 9am F & M Park – Traverse City. This run honors those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks as well as local first responders and veterans. Info:


Sept 8…PorchFest 2019 1-5pm. The 2019 PorchFest is a free afternoon event showcasing local musicians and performances played out on the front porches throughout the Central Neighborhood-Traverse City. Join in the camaderie as you stroll from house to house as you enjoy this afternoon of entertainment! At homes between Division and Union Street and 5th to 13th Street. Info:


Sept 8…12th Annual Joe Schmidt Toughman Golf Scramble at Crystal Lake Golf Course-Beulah. $50 person, with a taco bar and non-alcoholic beverages included. 50/50 raffle & cash bar. Joe Schmidt, passed away less than 48 hours of being diagnosed with AML, which a rare form of leukemia. The goal is not only to raise awareness but to help people who have been affected by cancer. Info: 231-383-3832


Sept 8…Autumnfest Car and Motorcycle Show noon-4pm in the Tom’s Food Market parking lot-Interlochen. See the classic cars and cycles. Food will be available. Info:


Sept 8…Crooked River Firefighters Open Car & Truck Show 7a-2p. $20 registration for car or truck. Silent auction, 50/50, prizes and more. Info; 231-881-5379


Sept 8…Classic Sail, Paddle and Row Boat Show noon-4pm at Discovery Pier-Traverse City. Enjoy small craft on display, boat tours, maritime skill demonstrations, music and activities for all ages. Free. Info:


Sept 8…Starlight Auction 1-4pm at Ovation Hall inside Odawa Casino-Petoskey. Live and silent auction, games, live music and more. Tickets $35 and benefit the Bergmann Center (a life skills center for adults with disabilities) Info: 231-547-2979 ext 222


Sept 13-16…Detroit Red Wing Training Camp at Centre Ice-Traverse City. Info:


Sept 13-15…24th Annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show – Little Bear East Arena & downtown St. Ignace. See awesome semi-trucks with customized cabs, extraordinary paint/artwork and neon light displays. State Street Closure:  Friday at 4pm until Sunday at 10am. Parade of Lights Saturday night at dusk. Info:


Sept 14…Sturgeon for Tomorrow 21st Annual Banquet at the Knights of Columbus Hall-Cheboygan. Doors open at 5, dinner served at 6. Event includes raffles, games, silent auction, door prizes, an artisan gallery and more. Tickets $30 adults/$20 14 & under. Info: 231-625-2776


Sept 14…Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention at the Open Space-Traverse City. 9am registration, walk at 11am. Info:


Sept 15…CROP Hunger Walk 1:30-3p at St. Andrew Episcopal Church-Gaylord. Registration and Welcome will begin at 1:30 PM.  The Gaylord CROP WALK gives 25% of donations to the Otsego County Food Pantry. Info: 989-732-4163


Sept 20-22…Balloons over Bay Harbor 7a-9pm. Features some of the best pilots in the nation who compete in national festivals across the country. There will be a schedule of flight activity throughout the weekend, in which they will take off over Little Traverse Bay. There will also be “night glows” in which the balloons will light up while grounded on both Friday and Saturday evenings. Info:


Sept 21…Leland Heritage Festival 11-3 in historic Fishtown. Live music, wine/beer, food, and more! Info:


Sept 21…25th Annual Taste of Harbor Springs noon-3pm on the waterfront. $30 advance/$45 day of, includes commemorative glass. 21+ only. Info:


Sept 21…Drew Kostic Memorial 5K Tough Run at Twisted Trails Off-Road Park-Copmish. Registration begins April 15th and closes on September 12th. Cost is $45 for individuals, $175 for a team of 4 and $25 for participants 12 and under. Proceeds from the DK5K benefit 22 2 NONE and The Drew Kostic Memorial Scholarship Fund. Info:


Sept 27-29…Harbor Springs Festival of the Book. A three day gathering of well-known authors and festival attendees for a celebration of books, and the stories that make them great. The majority of sessions are free to the public. Info:


Sept 28…Harvest Festival 8a-4p downtown Boyne City. Farmers market, music, arts & crafts, hay rides, and more! Info:


Sept 28…21st Annual Harvest Festival-Bellaire. Art, flea market, local brews, live music, bounce houses and more. 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 (starting in August) at the Cheboygan Campus of McLaren Northern Michigan, 3rd Floor Conference room. Free to attend. For more info: 231-445-1595


Every Monday the Indian River Kiwanis Club meets at pm at Vivio’s Restaurant. 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: 989-732-3242


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


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