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Thunder Bay Arts Council - Smoke & Music On The River

Saturday October 21st, 2017 at the Fletcher Street Depot, Alpena. A Pig Roast dinner with all the trimmings followed by an evening of entertainment by the band “Music For You”. $12 dinner (limited dinner tickets available) and $15 entertainment tickets sold separately. Dinner at 6p.m. Entertainment begins at 7p.m. The Entertainment portion of the evening is included for holders of TBAC’s Art Pass. Dinner tickets are a separate item, limited in quantity, and not included in Art Pass. 989-356-6678



Rose City - Lupton Pumkin Bash

Don't miss the 4th Annual Rose City - Lupton Pumpkin Bash, Saturday October 14th 2017 at the Rose City Park. We will start the day off at 10Am with a 5k run/walk for all ages, $25.00 for adults age 18 to 100 and $20.00 for ages 5 to 17 that is the day of the event. Early registration is $20.00 Adult and $15.00 for 5 to 17, 4 and under is free. Early registration ends October 7th. At 11am games, blow-up rock wall and obstacle course will be up and running. Wrist bands will be sold for the rides $10 a band or 3 for $25.00.


While in the Rose City - Lupton Area vist these fine businesses!


Rose City Ace Hardware

Debbi's Tax Service

Rose Valley Winery

Rose City Chiropractic

The Faul Inn

Rose City Lupton Area Chamber of Commerce

Ogemaw Veterinary Clinic

The Rusty Red Rose

Benjamin Realty



Northern Lights Arena, Alpena

Northern Lights Arena is a premier twin-sheet facility located in Alpena, Michigan. NLA opened in 2003 as the result of a dedicated community effort to build North East Michigan's first indoor ice arena.  Come by to skate, take a walk or run around the free indoor track, see a game or practice, see one of the many concerts held every year or just stop by and check out all this great facility has to offer.
  Click on the photo above to see full details and calendar of events!
"Check out Thunder Bay Knocker Ball"
Saturdays 4p-8p & Sundays 1p-4p

Northern Lights Arena
751 Woodward Ave
Alpena, Michigan



Curran Black Bear Festival - September 30th

Come to the Black Bear Capital of Michigan and join us for the annual Curran Black Bear Festival September 30th!  We celebrate the magnificent Black Bear with a Car Show, Craft Show, Bounce House for Kids, Music, Food, Parade, a Cake Walk and more, this festival offers fun for the young and the young at heart!





While in the Curran Area Visit These Fine Businesses:


Blair's Service

Ausable River Restaurant

Wolverine Installation

Fairview Food Market


All Band Communications

NuStar Insurance

Black Bear Committee




Atlanta Michigan Elk Festival, Spt. 22nd thru 24th

The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Elk Festival September 22nd thru 24th. It is a family oriented four day event with vendors, an auction, games, a petting zoo, a beer tent, live bands, a bump ‘n’ run, a Lion’s Club Breakfast, Courtesy Cabs for the disabled, parade and fun activities for the entire family.







While in the Atlanta Area Visit These Fine Businesses:

Atlanta Motel

First Choice Real Estate

Killion's Elk Crossing Cafe

Amerigas of Atlanta & Gaylord

A1 Woods & Water

EJ Paul Agency

Sunrise Communications



Paul Bunyan Days - Sept. 22, 23, 24

Paul Bunyan Days, September 22nd thru 24th! Furtaw Field, Oscoda Michigan. Come on out and bring the whole family.  Chainsaw carvers, Schmidt Amusement Carnival, Craft Vendors, Classic Car Show, Kids Activities, Pie Eating Contest, Chainsaw Carving and more It's  Fun for the WHOLE family. Call 989-739-7322 for more information.


Brought to you By:


Zubek Ford Chrysler

Eno Construction

Kalitta Air

Cooper Standard Oscoda

Johnson Auto NAPA

Goodwill Of Oscoda

Army of 1




Schedule of Events:



4:00 PM- 10:00 PM              Carnival Gates Open

5:00 PM-10:00 PM               Hospitality Tent Opens, DJ 6-10 pm



8:00 AM                               ACC Car Show Registration Begins

9:00 AM-10:00 PM               Gates Open

10:00 AM-12:00 PM             WKJC Live Broadcast : Car Show

10:00 AM-5:00 PM               Chainsaw Carving

9:00 AM-5:00 PM                 Craft Show

9:00 AM-5:00 PM                 Historical Museum - Local Historical Books for sale, Paul Bunyan and

                    Babe Photo Op                   

11:00 AM-1:00 PM               Rotary/Interaft: SNACK Shack - coffee, cider, donuts, chili, corn bread

11:00 AM-10:00 PM             Schmidt’s Amusement - Carnival

12:30 PM                             Corn Hole Tournament registration

1:00 PM                               Corn Hole Double Elimination Tournament

1:00 PM-4:00 PM                 Ron Fryer - Music

2:00 PM                               Saw Dust Coin Dig

3:00 PM                               Car Show - Awards Ceremony

5:00 PM                               Lions Club BIG Cash RAFFLE Drawing (5 / $1000 raffles)

5:00 PM-10:00 PM               Hospitality Tent, LEGIONAIRES Play 6-10 pm



10:00 AM-4:00 PM               Gates Open

10:00 AM-12:00 PM             Chainsaw Quick Carve

10:00 AM-4:00 PM               Craft Show

11:00 AM-5:00 PM               Schmidt’s Amusement - Carnival

11:00 AM-1:00 PM               Rotary/Interaft: SNACK Shack - coffee, cider, donuts, chili, corn bread

12:00 PM-3:00 PM               Chainsaw Auction

1:00 PM-4:00 PM                 Ron Fryer - Music

2:00 PM                               Chainsaw Competition Awards

3:00 PM                               Roger’s Family Foods Pie Eating Contest







2017 Hot Air Balloon Festival September 22nd - 24th

2017 will mark the 8th year for this festival. . The event has grown over the year's and may feature as many as 15 Balloon's. Hale is the perfect venue for all outdoor activity, featuring 60 lakes, The Huron National Forest, and a friendly atmosphere!  Check out the Scedule of Events Below!




The Fairgrounds are located 1/4 mile north of the light in Hale, MI. It will be on the East side of M-65, across from the Hale Baptist Church.

Web Site: http://haleyes.org


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Thursday's at 4:15pm and  5:15pm.  Friday's at 4:15pm and 6:15pm.

Saturdays at 11:15am




Paul Bunyan Days - Oscoda, MI Sept. 22nd-24th

Paul Bunyan Car Show - Saturday, Sept. 23rd, On Evergreen Rd., by Family Video

Hale Yes! Hot Air Balloon Festival - Hale, MI Sept. 22nd-24th



Huron Hockey & Skating Association - Sign up for hockey and figure skating starts Tuesday, September 19th and Thursday, September 21st from 6pm to 8pm.  Saturday, September, 23rd from 10am to 2pm.  For info please call (989)254-0280 or tawasbayregistrar@gmail.com


AuSable River Queen - Take a ride on an authentic double decker paddle boat and enjoy live music on Saturday,  August 12th We Die Young an Alice in Chains tribute band, tickets for this show are $25.00, starts at 7:00pm.  August 26th South Mad SABS a Black Sabbath tribute band, show starts at 6:00pm.  Final show of the summer is Saturday, September 30th, with Cowbell Dragon at 6:00pm.  For details on this show and upcoming events please call (989)739-7351 or email laurieandroger@hotmail.com


September Is Library Card Month - Sign up for a library card at any of the Iosco-Arenac District Libraries.  The card is free and opens up a whole new world of wonder for any age.  So if you're bored visit any of the branches for your card.  For more info www.ioscoarenaclibrary.org


Brush By The Bay -  The Tawas Bay Art Gallery will be hosting Brush By the Bay every Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm at the gallery on Newman St starting Sept. 14th thru Dec. 7th. Cost is $35 with all supplies provided, bring a snack and a drink of your choice.  Please call to register (989)362-5613.


Hale Yes! - Hale Yes! Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Hale  Fairgrounds, Friday, Sept. 22nd thru Sunday, Sept. 24th.  Come check out the 7am morning flights, fun flights 5pm-7pm, Balloon Glow Saturday night at 7:30pm (all flights are weather permitting). Tons of things for the kids to do...petting zoo, pony rides, bounce house, face painting.  Farmers market, 4H open house, and more...For more info please call the Hale Area Association at (586)925-1103.


Pinny VS Standish -  4th Annual Pinconning VS Standish-Sterling Alumni Football Game will be held Saturday, Sept., 23rd at 7:00pm at the Pinconning High School Football Field.  Admission is $5, all proceeds from ticket sales will be split between the two schools Athletic Departments.


Ladies Night - Hale Hardware presents their 2nd Annual Ladies Night, Thursday, September 28th, from 6pm to 8pm.  Pre-register in store or on-line to be entered in a special drawing.  Check out their Face Book page for updates.


Tribute to the Stars - The American Legion Post of Oscoda will host an evening of music October 4th, featuring Ron Short as Elvis, Neil Diamond, and Roy Orbison. Cost is $15 per person, dinner starts at 6pm with the show following at 7pm.  All proceeds to benefit Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park.  Limited seating to purchase tickets please contact Joe Brinn at (989)906-2155.


Music Is In The Air - Lake Huron Discovery Tour, October 6th thru October 9th.  For more info check out www.us23heritageroute.org


Thunder Bay Arts Council - Smoke & Music will be presented by the Thunder Bay Arts Council, Saturday, October, 21st with a BBQ dinner from 6pm to 7pm, with music from 7pm to 9:30pm.  Cost $12 for dinner ticket and event ticket. Music only tickets $15 per person or $25 for 2.  TBArts Passes are accepted, and students are free for the music part of the night.  For more info please contact (989)356-6678 or ThunderBayArts.org. Tickets available online, Neiman's Family Market, and the TBAC office at 127 W Chisholm, Alpena


Halloween Party - Wiltse's Brew Pub & Restaurant will be hosting a "Wizard Of Oz" themed party, for kids, Saturday, October 28th from 5pm to 6:30pm.  Food, prizes, music, and games. Followed by an Adult Halloween Party with the same "Wizard Of Oz" theme, with great beer, taste drinks, music, dancing,and prizes for best costume.


Fall Harvest Block Party - Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Fall Harvest Block Party on Dwight St., Saturday, October 28th from 10:00am to 6:00pm. For more info check out www.oscodachamber.com.


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.


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.


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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