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TODAY!!! FRIDAY, APRIL 21ST

 

Alpena Tractor Supply -  Stop by Tractor Supply on Ripley Blvd., today in Alpena for their special pet food drive!  Get a free 20 pound propane refill with you donation today, or drop off your pet food or sullpies at Amerigas genind Jimmy John's on Ripley in Alpena.

 

American Legion Post 65 - The American Legion Post 65 in Alpena is having an All You Can Eat Spaghetti dinner tonight from 4 pm to 7 pm., the post is located on M-32 in Alpena.  Enjoy all you can eat spaghetti, salad, homemade bread, garlic toast, dessert, and a beverage.  Sponsored by the "Under His Wings" ministry, suggested donation is $8.00 per person or $20 for the family.  There will also be a bake sale.  For more info please call (989)727-1024.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND

 

Thunder Bay Folk Society - The 2nd annual Spring Fling is Saturday, April 22nd., starting at Noon!  Enjoy live music all day and tonight with 12 local bands!  There will also be food and craft vendors all day at the V.F.W. hall on Connon St., in Alpena.  Cost is $10 for adults, 16 and under are free!  There will also be 50/50 drawings, raffles, cash bar and folk festival merchandise.  For more info please call (989)590-0388.

 

3rd Annual Samantha L. Schrader Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser - The fundraiser is Saturday, April 22nd from Noon until 5 pm., at Thunderbowl Lanes in Alpena.  There will be a Chinese raffle, bake sale, 50/50's. ga,es. fpod, refreshments, merchandise and much more.  For Tickets or information please call (989)464-8387.

 

Euchre Tournament Plaza Pool Fundraiser - Euchre Tournament Plaza Pool Fundraiser is Saturday, April 22nd at the A Plex in Alpena from 5 pm. until 9 pm.  Cost is $20 per person and cash prizes will be awarded.  There will also be snacks, 50/50's, and more.  All proceeds will benefit the Plaza Pool.

 

"March For Science" - The "March For Science" will take place Saturday, April 22nd behind the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary at 2:45 pm.  The march begins at 3:00 and will end at Culligan Plaza where there will be a rally and guest speakers.  Everyone is Welcome.

 

American Legion Post #211 East Tawas - The East Tawas American Legion Post #211 is hosting a baked chicken dinner April 22nd, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  The dinner includes chicken, baked potatoes, salad, vegetables, homemade breads, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverage. All proceeds will be used for improvements and maintenance of the post.  The post is located on East Lincoln St., in East Tawas. Call (989)362-5525 for tickets.

 

Miss Sunrise Side Scholarship Program - Presents Mock Rock 2017, April 22nd, at 7:00 pm., at the Alcona High School.  Adults $10.00, Students $5.00 (with ID), Under 5 free.  Don't miss out on the most entertaining event of the Year! Areas of competition include a lip syncing contest as well as a singing competition!  Prizes will be awarded to Adult and Youth categories as well as Crowd Favorite, and Best Costume!  Interested in participating?  Contact: sunriseside2017@yahoo.com or Ava Budreau (989)619-8245.

 

Healthy Living with Elizabeth - Essential Oils 101 and Free Make and Take.  Saturday April 22nd, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the Robert J Parks Public Library, 6010 Skeel Ave., Oscoda.  Your hostesses are Marsha Taylor and Elizabeth Torres.  Cost is free.  For more info and to RSVP please call the Library at (989)739-9581.

 

Mani, Pedi....Murder!!! - An interactive Murder Mystery Dinner, Saturday, April 22nd at the Camp Inn Lodge, Oscoda.  Seating at :30 pm, show to follow, tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  Your ticket includes, Appetizer, Entree', Dessert, and a Non-Alcoholic Beverage.  Presented by the Shoreline Players.

 

SUNDAY APRIL 23RD AND BEYOND!!!

 

St. John Lutheran School - Bring the family for breakfast April 23rd, to St. John Lutheran School in Rogers City, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Breakfast included scrambled and fried eggs, Plath's sausage and bacon, fried potatoes, sweet rolls, french toast and more!  The breakfast is open to everyone, and the cost is a free will donation.

 

Hillman Community Center - Enjoy an afternoon of rollerskating at the Hillman Community Center, April 23rd.  The cost is $5.00 per person or $15.00 for the family.  Games and concessions will be available.  For info call (989)742-4522.

 

Iosco County Right To Life - Focus on Life Benefit Dinner. Thursday, April 27th, doors open at 5:30 pm with dinner and program at 6:00 pm.  The dinner will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 821 Newman St., East Tawas.  Price of dinner is $18.00 for an individual, $108.00 for a table of 6.  For more info please contact Linda Hicks at (989)305-6568 or email lmhicks13@gmail.com

 

Sunrise Ringers Spring Handbell Concert - The Ossineke United Methodist Church will hold a Spring Handbell Concert on April 23rd, at 4 p.m. Contact Margaret Fox at (989)736-3025

 

Health Quest Presents - An afternoon of Comedy, with Jason Douglas, and Ryan Listerman, Sunday April 23rd at 3:00 pm at Lake Theater, 117 E. Dwight St., Oscoda. Ages 19+ $5.00, 6 to 18 $3.00, 6 under free. Tickets are available at Lake Theater, and from any Health Quest Ambassador. For info call (616)808-9508

 

Iosco County Historical Society Presents - Our Heritage 2017 Lecture Series Wednesday,

April 26,2017.  When Amelia Earhart Came to Michigan.  Michigan Historians Al and Dave Eicher will tell the real life story of the many times Amelia Earhart traveled to Michigan to promote the aviation industry and opportunities for women in this field.  All programs are at 6:30 pm, at the Iosco County Museum, 405 W. Bay St., East Tawas, MI

 

Tawas Community Concert Band - The Tawas Community Concert Band presents "A Spring Concert", directed by Brian Carter.  Monday, April 24th at 7:30 pm at the Tawas Area High School. As an added bonus to the concert, the TCCB Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jim Sapp.  The concert is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  A portion of all donations goes directly to support scholarships awarded to music students.  Following the concert, the public is invited to join band members for the "After Glow", refreshments will be served to all.

 

Free ORV Safety Class - A free off-road vehicle (ORV) safety class will be held Saturday, April 29th, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. It will be held at the Footsite groomer barn (old fire hall), located at the intersection of River and Rea Roads in Oscoda.The class is sponsored by the AuSable Valley Trailriders.  Parents or guardians may attend the class but space and class materials are limited.  To pre-register call Hanson at (989)739-4711.

 

Miss Huron Shores Scholarship Pageant Fundraiser  - Cork and Canvas, Saturday April 29th, at 6:30 pm, at Tait's Bill of Fare, 111 E. Dwight St., Oscoda. $40.00 per person, includes professional art instruction, 11x14 canvas, all painting supplies, appetizers and wine.  Door prizes and Raffle.  Seating is limited, RSVP by April 14th to misshuronshores@gmail.com

 

Iosco County Firefighters Association - THE BIG GAME!!!  Iosco County Firefighters VS the Detroit Lions. Saturday April 29th at 7:00 pm., at the Tawas Area High School. $18.00 in advance, $23.00 at the door, $45.00 for family.  For more info please call (800)205-7174.

 

East Shore Wind Symphony - The East Shore Wind Symphony will be performing in Standish on April 30th, at 3:00 pm., at the Standish-Sterling Central High School auditorium.  Tickets will be sold at the door the day of the show and cost $8 for adults, $5 for students, $3 for K-12 band students.  For more info visit eastshorewind.com or contact the Northeast Michigan Arts Council at (989)846-9331.

 

End Polio Now - Oscoda Rotary and Interact Clubs present a Spaghetti Dinner, Monday, May 1st from 4:30 - 7:30 pm.  The dinner will be held at Wiltse's Restaurant, 5606 F-41, Oscoda. Ticket prices are Adults-$12 per person, Pre-teens-$6 per person, Pre-school-free, or $30 for a family.  Door prizes drawn hourly (need not be present to win), also hourly 50/50 drawings!  This is a fundraising for Polio Vaccinations.

 

SPLASH - Blue Marlins Synchro Club presents "SPLASH" Disney....a synchronized swimming show.  May 12th & May 13th, 7 pm. at OHS pool, tickets are $5.00.  Tickets available at the door.  Ages 5 and under free!  Presented by Oscoda Community Education program.

 

AuSable Valley Audubon - 11th Annual Tawas Point Birding Festival is  May 18th thru May 20th., at the East Tawas Community Center located at 760 Newman St. in East Tawas. Festival participants enjoy some of the best birding in the Great Lakes region.  Tawas Point is well known for high concentrations of migrating warblers during the month of May.  Along with multiple Warbler species, there are numerous raptors, shorebirds, and more.  Nearly 200 species were recorded during the festival weekend in 2015.  Don't miss out, spots are limited!  You may email for info at avainc12@gmail.com

 

Cause for Paws - 6th Annual Cause for Paws Poker Run is set for Saturday, May 20th, which supports the Iosco County Animal Shelter.  The event is being hosted by the Oscoda Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3735.  The ride will both start and finish at the post, which is located on US 23 in Oscoda.  Two wheel, three wheel, four wheeler, or any wheeled vehicle may participate at a cost of $10 per person.  Sign up will begin at 10 am., and riders can leave immediately after registering.  The course wanders throughout the area, showing off the beautiful Iosco County country side.  Hot dogs, chips and beverages will be provided at a cost of $1 each.  There will also be raffles for the many gift items donated in support of the shelter and the event.  Anyone with questions, or who wishes to donate to the cause, can contact Tomi at (989)305-2857 or Crazy at (989)820-5703

 

Mark Negro Memorial Scholarship Run/Walk - 5K Open Run/Walk, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9:00 am at Adams & Sunset (across from the Hilltop), check in is at 8:00 am with the race promptly at 9:00 am.  Early entry received by May 12: $25.00, after May 12 & Race Day Entry $30.00. This benefits the Oscoda Education Opportunity Foundation & The Compassionate Friends of the Oscoda Area.  The funds will be used to increase the yearly scholarship awarded, in memory of Mark, to an Oscoda Graduating Senior who plans to enroll in a vocational education related program.  To date we have awarded $59,000.00 in scholarships.  You can register online at www.oscodaeducationfoundation.org/make-the-most-of-your-dash.

 

Grace Lutheran Church - Grace Lutheran Church in East Tawas is having a Mother's Day Craft Fair.  Saturday May 13, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4 pm.  Come pick out a gift and a dessert for Mom!  Currently there are booths available.  Booths are $20 each and those interested can contact Sandy and DuWayne Dalen at (989)545-7560. (Free cancelation until May 1, 2017: after May 1, 2017 deposits will be kept).

 

15th Annual Nor-east'r Music & Art Festival - June 9th thru June 11th, in the middle of Northeast MI on the Oscoda County Fairgrounds, 1689 Caldwell Rd., Mio, MI.  Music, Art, Workshops, Jammin, Instrument Giveaways for Kids. Weekend ticket prices $55.00 each, $70.00 at the gate, Day ticket prices $25.00 each, $35.00 at the gate. Rustic camping available, limited electric $35.00 first come first served.  See www.noreastr.org for online purchases and more details.

 

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.

 

Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce Scholarships Available - The Chamber Scholarship is funded by the Oscoda-AuSable Chamber Golf Challenge, "Battle for the Paddle", held in August.  For more info on the O.A.C.C. Scholarship or the Golf Challenge Scholarship Fundraiser "Battle for the Paddle" please contact the chamber office a (989)739-7322

Deadline for applications is Monday May 1, 2017.

 

Quota International of Iosco County - Food Sampling at it's best. The 24th Annual Gourmet Delights, Sunday May 7th, 11:00 am unti 2:00 pm. East Tawas Community Center, on Newman St., East Tawas. Adults $12.00, Children (6 to 13) $5.00, Children  and under are free. Tickets are available at Alley Cuts, Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce, and any Quota member.  Proceeds go to support Quota's local programs, Hearing and Speech, Community Service, and Disadvantaged Families. There will be a raffle for a basket full of goodies.

 

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

 

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.

 

Iosco-Arenac District Library, April 1 - Join the fun at The Great Emoji Library Challenge April 1st to April 30th.  Fun, Prizes, Games...The more branch libraries you visit and challenges you complete-the more chances you have to win a prize.  Visit any of our eight branch libraries to get a game card and challenge details. Must be 18 years old or older to participate.

 

Save the Date...Iosco County Family Fun Fair!!!, Oscoda, April 29 - Celebrating the month of the Young Child with a Family Fun Fair. Saturday April 29th from 10:00am to 2:00pm ath the Oscoda High School, 3550 River Road, Oscoda.  Highlights include: Family Portraits, face painting, car seat safety checks, Family Resources, prize giveaways and more!  For more info contact the Iosco County MSU Extension at 989-362-3449 or email msue36@msu.edu

 

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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