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Shore Fun Beach Run. June 24th


Enjoy a beautiful 5K run/walk along the sandy shoreline of Lake Huron. This is one of the only runs in the state of Michigan held entirely on the sand!
Location: Oscoda , MI US 48750 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Race Website
 
Event Time Price Details
5k Beach Run/walk 11:00AM EDT N/A  
Kids 1 Mile Beach Run 12:00PM EDT N/A  
 
Place
200 E. River Road
Oscoda , MI US 48750
 
 
Description

The Shore Fun Beach run is and exciting and rare opportunity to run the beautiful sandy shores of Oscoda, MI.  Featuring both a 5k run and walk as well as a 1 mile kids run, this is an incredible event for the entire family.  If you love art shows please feel welcome to check out our sister event "Art on the Beach" happening just one block away!  And of course after the run, continue to have fun at the Oscoda Beach park soaking up the sun and playing in the waters of Lake Huron.  As this is a beach run please understand that this may involve running in the water at times and uneven sand.  It is a beach and the terrain can change! Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet and dirty!

All profits go to HealthQuest, who will put the proceeds to work in the community.  HealthQuest is a local organization of volunteers dedicated to inspring and educating the community to thrive and live healthy, happy, balanced and energetic lives! 

Event details and schedule
 

Registration and Packet Pickup opens at 10:00 AM 

5K run/walk begins at 11:00 AM

1 mile Beach Run begins at 12:00 NOON

Beer Served at 12:00 NOON

Awards at 12:30- Awards for top male and top female in each age group.  All 1 mile participants receive a medal.

The 5K course is and out and back that begins at the Oscoda Pier starts by heading south then heads south at the turnaround point.  The course runs along the shore of Lake Huron.

The 1 mile kids run is also an out and back that begins at the Oscoda Pier and heads south half a mile before turning around to head back north.  This course also runs along the shore of Lake Huron.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your event time to allow time for registration and packet pickup.  There will be yoga and stretching demonstrations held before the events start if you would like to arrive earlier.

Please Park at Furtaw Field (will send map)

Bring a photo and ID and a preassigned waiver to help registration run smoothly

Bring your camera, spending money, and maybe your beach supplies if you would like to spend the day at the beach and art show after the event! 

Wear clothing and shoes you are comfortable in but not afraid to get wet!  This is a beach run and you may have to enter the water at some points in the course!

As these routes run along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Huron.  Keep in mind it is a beach and the terrain can change.  Expect to get wet, running in the water and uneven sand will be expected.  PLEASE stay as close to the shoreline as possible as the beach does go along private property.  Please be respectful of the homeowners and keep the beach clean.  

 

 

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Art on the Beach, Oscoda: June 24th & 25th


This exciting show has been a favorite for over thirty years! Slated for the last full weekend in June, this show gets bigger and better every year and runs Saturday from 9am -5pm and Sunday from 10am – 4pm. Over 100 Artisans display and sell their handmade arts, crafts, and hobbies overlooking the shores of beautiful Lake Huron, Oscoda Beach Park in Downtown Oscoda. The Rotary Club will be serving up pancake breakfast at the basketball courts while HealthQuest kicks of the Inaugural Beach Fun Shore Fun! Don’t miss the Oscoda Garden Club live auction at noon on Saturday; proceeds from the auction go to Garden Club’s Non-Profit Organization.  aob umbrella

This awesome show fills the grassy shaded area at Lake Street, one block from US-23, between River Rd and Michigan Ave. Artists from around the country come to sell a wide variety of handmade crafts and works of art. No Kit work or buy and sell items are allowed, making this a juried and true art show.

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Open House at the Chosen Ranch


Open House & Fellowship At the Chosen Ranch Saturday, June 24 ~ 3 p.m. till ?  Visit the Ranch and Enjoy Kids’ Games, Speakers, Music, Tours of the property and more The Chosen Ranch is a Christian Home in Alcona County for children that need a second chance. It is located at 4971 Beaton Road, Harrisville. The easiest way to get there is by taking US-23. Beaton Road is approximately 5 miles north of Harrisville on the west side of the highway. The Ranch’s driveway is the first one on the right. Visit us at www.chosenranch.org

 

Interview with Frank DiMicurio Click Here:

 

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Concerts By The Bay - All Summer Long


The Tawas Community Concert Band (TCCB) will soon begin its popular summer
concert program, “Concerts by The Bay” at the East Tawas City Park. This series of
concerts occurs every Monday evening, weather permitting, from June 19 through
August 21. The concerts begin from 7:30 pm in June and July, but start at 7:00 pm in
August. The concert series represents over 30 years of commitment by the TCCB to
the Tawas Area.

 


The TCCB is under the direction of Brian Carter, who is starting his second summer
season with the band. The announcer will be a longtime TCCB favorite, Tim Haskin.
This music chosen for the summer program is the traditional mix of summer band
music. There will be marches, show tunes, a little pop, and little jazz. The program
always begins with the “Star Spangled Banner”, and always ends with the ever
popular polka sing-along, “Out on Tawas Bay, written by former TCCB director, John
Thomas.


Bring your folding chair, a little food and drink, and maybe a sweater, and enjoy about
an hour of uplifting music by the Bay.

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Presque Isle Harbor - Wooden Boat Show 2017


Presque Isle Harbor - Wooden Boat Show 2017.....Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th.  Watch these classic and antique boats cruise Grand Lake, Friday from 12pm to 3pm.  Friday, June 16th from 11am to 7pm, and Saturday, June 17th from 7am to 4:30pm.  Check out their website PresqueIsleHarborWoodenBoatShow.com for a complete list of events. Presque Isle Harbor, 5462 E Grand Lake Rd., Presque Isle, MI

 

 

The Presque Isle Wooden Boat Show has always been the 3rd Saturday in June since it was started in 1993. Show founders, Bob Swearingen and Dave Kowalski Sr. felt that with the short northern Michigan Summers that people were tired of the long winter and would want to get out of the house if something was going on locally. What a good choice this was and now, after 25 very successful years, it is already the Show’s Silver Anniversary! ​ Good Leadership and Good Planning through the years and now with Bob Van Dusen at the Helm the show should now be on its way to a bright and interesting future. Rob Van Schoten, who is also the Manager of the Portage Restaurant where this show is annually held, has kept an eye for 25 years on the finances of the show, that incidentally has never charged an entrance fee to anyone, oversees things so that it remains financially stable. Of course he never turns down any donations either! The show started out with just antique and classic wooden boats that came mostly from the locals in Presque Isle and Alpena Counties. Now there are also classic fiberglass and aluminum boats at the show; along with 2 light houses for climbing, outdoor food being served, an attendance of motorcycles and bike riders, Corvettes, Mustangs, and now Model “T’s”. What a popular event this has become and what a nice time to be out in Michigan’s Great Outdoors! The only thing missing from this early show are wooden sailing vessels and cruisers 30’ and over. Apparently they can’t get moving this early in the year but we want them to know that Presque Isle Harbor is open in June and has a spot with water and electric available to them. Maybe they might bring home a trophy too! ​ Again there were always many early wooden vessels built in the area. Early commercial fishing was done on wooden sailing vessels and later on motorized vessels such as the 60’ Katherine V now at the Besser Museum in Alpena. Smaller boats manufactured in this area included those done by the Kaufman Family of Presque Isle and LaCross family of Alpena. The Vogelheim Lumber Company of Rogers City handled boat and trailer kits manufactured by Chris Craft as Chris Craft moved into more pleasure boats. Chris Craft had started out with making Duck Boats for hunters, then to “PT” boats for the military, and then into recreational family boating. ​ Are wooden boats on the come back? Many old wooden boats keep popping out of old barns and garages all over the State. See the article in our program on the “Fever”, one of only 35 “Hallets” ever built and the only one know to be in existent. The Mertaugh’s , Chris Craft’s first retail dealer, continue to work with boat restorations in the Les Cheneaux Island area. In 2005 The Great Lakes Boat Building School was started in Cedarville and will do a seminar for our show this year. Russ Arrand, who has been to every one of our 25 shows, is the owner of Cadillac Boat Shop, LLC and one of many Michigan wooden boat restoration shops located up and down the shores of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. ​ Michigan continues to license more boats every year than most states. With old wooden boats being redone with stringers and planking laminated in epoxy products and even new wooden boats are being made with almost completely encased in epoxy’s, outdoor enthusiasts will be able be able to buy fiberglass, aluminum or wooden boats and mixtures of each in the years ahead. However this Presque Isle Show has always preached that NO Boat rides better than a wooden boat and that will never change.  

 

The Presque Isle Wooden Boat Show has always been the 3rd Saturday in June since it was started in 1993.  Show founders, Bob Swearingen and Dave Kowalski Sr. felt that with the short northern Michigan Summers that people were tired of the long winter and would want to get out of the house if something was going on locally.  What a good choice this was and now, after 25 very successful years, it is already the Show’s Silver Anniversary! 

Good Leadership and Good Planning through the years and now with Bob Van Dusen at the Helm the show should now be on its way to a bright and interesting future.  Rob Van Schoten, who is also the Manager of the Portage Restaurant where this show is annually held, has kept an eye for 25 years on the finances of the show, that incidentally has never charged an entrance fee to anyone, oversees things so that it remains financially stable.  Of course he never turns down any donations either!  The show started out with just antique and classic wooden boats that came mostly from the locals in Presque Isle and Alpena Counties.  Now there are also classic fiberglass and aluminum boats at the show; along with 2 light houses for climbing, outdoor food being served, an attendance of motorcycles and bike riders, Corvettes, Mustangs, and now Model “T’s”.   What a popular event this has become and what a nice time to be out in Michigan’s Great Outdoors!  The only thing missing from this early show are wooden sailing vessels and cruisers 30’ and over.  Apparently they can’t get moving this early in the year but we want them to know that Presque Isle Harbor is open in June and has a spot with water and electric available to them.  Maybe they might bring home a trophy too!

Again there were always many early wooden vessels built in the area.  Early commercial fishing was done on wooden sailing vessels and later on motorized vessels such as the 60’ Katherine V now at the Besser Museum in Alpena.  Smaller boats manufactured in this area included those done by the Kaufman Family of Presque Isle and LaCross family of Alpena.  The Vogelheim Lumber Company of Rogers City handled boat and trailer kits manufactured by Chris Craft as Chris Craft moved into more pleasure boats.  Chris Craft had started out with making Duck Boats for hunters,  then to “PT” boats for the military, and then into recreational family boating.    

Are wooden boats on the come back?  Many old wooden boats keep popping out of old barns and garages all over the State.   See the article in our program on the “Fever”, one of only 35 “Hallets” ever built and the only one know to be in existent.  The Mertaugh’s , Chris Craft’s first retail dealer, continue to work with boat restorations in the Les Cheneaux Island area.  In 2005 The Great Lakes Boat Building School was started in Cedarville and will do a seminar for our show this year.  Russ Arrand, who has been to every one of our 25 shows, is the owner of Cadillac Boat Shop, LLC and one of many Michigan wooden boat restoration shops located up and down the shores of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.

Michigan continues to license more boats every year than most states.  With old wooden boats being redone with stringers and planking laminated in epoxy products and even new wooden boats are being made with almost completely encased in epoxy’s, outdoor enthusiasts will be able be able to buy fiberglass, aluminum or wooden boats and mixtures of each in the years ahead.  However this Presque Isle Show has always preached that NO Boat rides better than a wooden boat and that will never change.

 

We welcome Classic & Antique Wooden Boats along with Classic Glass and Aluminum.  We have a gathering of NE Michigan Corvettes and Mustangs, an Arts and Crafts Show as well as 2 lighthouses to visit and climb.  We are located 1/2 way between Rogers City and Alpena MI on Lake Huron.

 

Our regularly updated website is :  presqueisleharborwoodenboatshow.com

 

 

 

 

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Northeast Michigan Regional Farm Market - 3rd week in May to the last week in October.  In Tawas at Gateway Park on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm.  Oscoda/AuSable at the AuSable Shoreline Park on Wednesdays from 9am to 2pm.

 

American Legion Post #370 - The Post hosts a dinner every Friday from 5pm to 8pm at the post at 805 East Greenwood Rd., in Prescott.  Cost is $9.00 per person.  For more info please call (989)836-2660.

 

Tawas Community Concert Band - Summer of 2017 Concerts by the Bay, with Director Brian Carter.  Every Monday Evening from June 19th thru August 21st, at 7:30pm June and July, and 7pm the month of August.  So come and enjoy the music by the bay at the East Tawas City Park.

 

Alcona County Sheriff's Office - A Boater's Safety course will be held this Saturday, June 24th, from 9am to 2pm at the Greenbush Township Hall, 5037 East Campbell Rd., in Greenbush.  You must be at least 12 years old to register. A lunch will be provided. To register or for more info please call the Sheriff's office between 8am-4pm at (989)724-6271.

 

Ice Cream Social - An Ice Cream Social will be held Sunday, June 25th, from 3pm to 4pm at the new Sunrise Market IGA, 212 East Saginaw St., AuGres.  All proceeds will benefit the AuGres-Sims school band.  For more info please call (989)876-7191.

 

Church in the Park - East Tawas Park at the Gazebo, Sunday, June 25th, at 10:00am...Sunday morning live.  Great music with a life changing message.  Bring a lawn chair and a smile.  Hosted by Lake Huron Community Church and Lighthouse Bible Fellowship.

 

Thunderbay National Marine Sanctuary - "Day Camp for Kids" will be held from June 26th through August 25th at the Thunderbay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena.  Kids can enroll in camps including the "Mini Maritimer" and "Shark Days" for 5 and 6 year olds. "Ocean Layers, Costal Explorers, Ships to Shipwrecks, and Great Lakes Exploration through Art" for 7 to 9 year olds.  "Marine Technology:O.R.V. in a Box and Marine Technology", for 10 to 13 year olds.  Only 20 spots are available per camp.  For more info or to sign up, log on to thunderbayfriends.org or call the Sanctuary at (989)356-8805.

 

Kirtland's Warbler Tours - Saturdays, June 17th, June 24th, and Saturday July 1st.  The tours will be held beginning at the Camp Inn Lodge, 3111 US 23, south of Oscoda, tours begin at 8am.  A short video will be shown then participants will follow the guide and carpool in their own vehicles to the Pine River Management area in Oscoda.  Limited to 20 people per tour.  Reservations are encouraged by calling (989)739-2021.

 

Quota Club Garage Sale - Thursday, June 22nd, and Friday, June 23rd, from 9am to 5pm., 1322 E. Inez Ave., East Tawas. Take Lincoln St., to Loffman Woods St., to Inez St.  Lots of great stuff.  Donation Pickup (989)362-4067

 

Huron-Manistee National Forest Heritage Program - Every Thursday June 22nd thru Sept. 7th, from 10am to 2pm.  Forest Archeologist and Heritage Volunteers will be on hand demonstrating archeological methods through excavation of the "Old Store".  Registration is required as there is a limited space of 25 participants at each dig.  Register in person at Lumberman's Monument or call (989)362-8961.

 

Trinity Lutheran Church - Annual Garage Sale at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5925 N. US 23, Oscoda. Join us for our two day event Friday, June 23rd, from 9:00am to 3:00pm, and Saturday June 24th from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

 

The HFCC Performing Arts Company - World Premier Concert Musical Presentation of "Queen E" The Reluctant Royal. Friday June 23rd, and Saturday June 24th, at 7:00pm at the Oscoda High School Auditorium, 3550 E. River Rd., Oscoda. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door, Students $10. Tickets are available on line at www.HFCCPerformingArtsCompany.com or at the Oscoda Chamber of Commerce.

 

Wurtsmith Air Museum - The Museum will be hosting a WWII encampment at the Museum on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th. Starting at 8:00am Saturday and ending at 5:00pm Sunday.

 

4th Annual Butterfly Release - The Compassionate Friends of Oscoda Area present the 4th Annual Butterfly Release.  Sunday, June 25th, at 1:00pm, at Lakewood Shores Pavilion, located on Brookwood Drive in Lakewood Shores. This event is an opportunity for families, as well as extended family and friends to come together to remember children who have been taken too soon.  Please RSVP by Friday, June 16th.  Email tcfoscoda@gmail.com or call Jane at (989)739-2916 to let us know you are coming give us the name of your child, grandchild, or sibling, and we will have a butterfly on the wall with their name. Refreshments and visiting will follow the release of the butterflies.  Please come and join us in this celebration of life. For more info please check us out at www.tcf-oscoda.org.

 

Yo-Master Zeemo - His one-of-a-kind performer has skills few other master.  He's a juggling champion and yo-yo expert.  His talents leaves the children wondering in amazement.  Tuesday, June 27th, at the East Tawas Community Center at 10:30am, Oscoda at 2:00pm. Wednesday, June 28th, in Whittemore at 10:30am and Plainfield at 2:00pm. Thursday, June 29th in AuGres ath 10:30am and Standish at 2:00pm.  For more info and exact locations, please call (989)362-2651.

 

Huron National Forest -  Kid's Day!! June 27th and August 15th at 1:00pm.  Forest archeologists will be hosting an opportunity for the public to come an learn about the atlatl.  An ancient hunting tool that has been used in modern times by Alaskan Natives, Australian Aborigines, and some Indians of South America.  Participants will have an opportunity to test their skills with the Atlatl. For more info please visit the Lumberman's Monument Visitors Center or call (989)362-8961 for this and upcoming events.

 

Benefit Concert - Flipside is again planning a benefit concert to support Foster Kids of Iosco/Alcona Counties. Scheduled for Friday June 30, 2017 at the Tawas City Town Square overlooking Tawas Bay. Keep watching for time and more info to follow.

 

34th Annual Art on the Beach - Art on the Beach June 24th & 25th at the Oscoda Beach Park. Saturday the 24th from 9am to 5pm, Sunday 25th from 10am to 4pm.  Oscoda Garden Club Auction Saturday at noon.  For more info please call (989)739-7322 or visit oscodachamber.com.

 

Health Quest Inspiring Community Health and Happiness -  Enjoy a beautiful, 5K Beach Run/Walk, along the sandy shoreline of Lake Huron. This is one of the only runs in the state held entirely on the sand!! (As this is a beach run please understand that it may involve uneven sand and occasional running in the water.) 1 mile Kids Beach Run, June 24th at Oscoda Beach Park, Oscoda. All proceeds to benefit HealthQuest-inspiring and educating the community to thrive and live healthy, happy, balanced and energetic lives.  Fees: Pre-registration 5K Run/Walk - $25.00 (included T-shirt), 1-mile Kids Run - $7.00 (includes T-shirt)...Day of Race, 5K Run/Walk - $30.00 (T-shirt if available), 1-Mile Kid's Run - $10.00 (T-shirt if available).  Registration opens at 10:00 am, (packet pickup and same-day registration), 11:00 am - 5K Beach Run/Walk starting at the Oscoda Pier, 12:00 pm noon, 1-Mile Kids Beach Run...**Prizes Awarded by Age Group** For further info please call Lauren Dietrich (Race Director) a (582)242-7584 or email at laren@healthquest4you.com

 

HFCC Performing Arts Company - HFCC Performing Arts with the Michigan Sinfonietta present "Beauty and the Beast". Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1st at 7:00pm at the Oscoda High School Auditorium located at 3550 E. River Rd., Oscoda.  Tickets $16 in advance, $20 at the door, and Student $10.  Tickets available online at www.HFCCPerformingArtsCompany.com or at the Oscoda Chamber of Commerce.

 

Knights of Columbus in East Tawas - Invites everyone to Bingo each Sunday night.  Doors open at 5:30, Bingo starts at 6:30 everyone is welcome.

 

Kiwanis Club of Alpena and Alpena Booster's Club - Are sponsoring the "FLAG PROJECT", and they are looking for help.  The goal is to honor fallen veterans with the "Heroes Avenue of Flags" which will line the Alpena Bi-Path from the Evergreen Cemetery to 11th Avenue.  Each flag will be marked with a memorial plaque.  The flags will be placed 5 times a year.  Cost is just $50 a year.  To make a donation to honor a fallen soldier, or for more info call Judy at 989-354-3543

 

Please Drop Off - Miner's Grove at the corner of Miller & Wilber roads is collecting soda can tabs.  Proceeds benefit the Shiners' Hospital.  The tab is the only pure aluminum part of the can....the can it's self can be returned for your deposit.  But please remove the tab, and help children through the Shiners' Hospital.

 

AuSable River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution - The chapter is selling U.S. made flags to raise funds for their projects supporting schools, historical preservation and patriotism.  U.S. flags, state flags and military service flags in all sizes are available.  For info or to order please call 989-362-2337

 

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