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Our Heritage Monthly Lecture Series - Iosco County Historical Society Presents a monthly lecture featuring Lugene Danies.  All programs are at 6:30pm at the Iosco County Historical Museum, 405 W. Bay St., in East Tawas.  They will take place every third Wednesday, starting April 18th, with "Women of the Lights", May 16th, "Amazing Great Lakes & Islands", June 20th, "Rum Runners in MI", July 18th, "Saginaw Chippewa Tribal History", August 15th, "The Hello Girls",  and the final lecture will be September 19th, "Alabaster Rock In Our Midst". Each lecture will talk about the amazing history of our area and in the State of Michigan.


Teen Ignite - First Baptist Church in Tawas City will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, April 25th from 6:30 to 8pm.  The youth group "Teen Ignite" are hosting the dinner, with the cost is by donation and all proceeds will help the youth group pay for summer activities and group missions.


Pioneer Power Antique Tractor - Come and enjoy the Pioneer Power Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Club's "Spring Swap Meet", April 26th, 27th and 28th from 8am to 6pm each day.  Buy, sell, and swap!  Food concessions will be available and admission is free at the club on West M-55, West Branch.  For info please call (989)345-3815.


Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary - Adults are welcome to attend a lecture Thursday, April 26th at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena.  Doors open at 6:30, the lecture "The Eastland-The Great Lakes Worst Shipwreck Disaster" starts at 7pm.  There will be graphic images shown, so this presentation is not for children.  It's free and open to all, for information, log on to or call (989)884-6200.


Focus On Life -  Iosco County Right To Life will be holding their Annual Benefit Dinner, Thursday, April 26th at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 821 Newman St., East Tawas.  Reservations are $18 Individual, and $108 for a table of 6.  Doors open at 6pm, with Dinner & Program starting at 6:30pm.  Special Guest Speakers are Tim & Cindy Donovan.  For more info please call Larry Zucal at (989)747-0363.


Project Graduation - Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas is holding a Drive 4UR School, Saturday, April 28th from 10am 2pm at Tawas Area High School.  Take a free test drive and Ford Motor Company will donate up to $6000.00 to Project Graduation for the Tawas Area High School.  For more info please contact (989)305-0221.


Shoreline Players - The Shoreline Players Community Theater will present "Wedding Belles", Saturday, April 28th at 7pm, Sunday, April 29th at 2pm. The fun continues on Friday, May 4th at 7pm, Saturday, May 5th at 7pm and Sunday, May 6th at 2pm.  Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students.  For more info please call (989)739-3586, leave a message with a call back number.


Iosco Conservation District - Tree Sale will be held Friday, April 27th, and Saturday, April 28th, from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, April 29th from 10am to 3pm.  You may order seedlings, transplants, shrubs, small fruit plants, and fruit trees.  A limited supply of excess trees will be available on site on the days of the sale.  Orders are due by Monday, April 2nd, and pick up is at the Tawas Inn, 1124 S. US 23, Tawas City.  For more info and order form please go to


Big Game - Iosco County Firefighters All-Stars will host their 25th Annual "Big Game" against the Detroit Lions Legends.  The "Big Game" will take place at the Tawas Area High School, Friday, April 27th at 7pm.  The "Big Game" is the annual basketball game played to raise funds for the Iosco County Firefighters Association.  The highlight of the fun filled night is the half time autograph session with the Lions signing autographs and taking pictures all for free.  Tickets are $18 in advance and $23 at the door.  A special family ticket for Mom, Dad and the kids is $45.  For tickets and information call (800)205-7174.


Alcona Conservation District - The 2018 Spring Tree Sale will be held Saturday, April 28th from 9am to 1pm, at the ARA Site (fairgrounds), 854 N. Barlow Rd., Lincoln (across from Kris Mart).  Pre-sale deadline is April 6th.  Please go to for the pre-sale form.


Blues & Brews 2018 - West Branch Blues & Brews festival will be held at the Forward Conference Center, April 27th and April 28th.  Come and sample some beer at 5:30 with the show starting at 6:30.  For more info please contact Forward Conference Center at (989)345-3503 or go to


Pancake Breakfast - Come on out to a fundraiser Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, April 29th from 8am to 11am at the Hale High School.  Enjoy pancakes, sausage, fruit cup and a drink for just $5 per person.  Proceeds will be used to help Tanner Klein and Eric Beebe as they will be playing football in Australia as part of the "Down Under Sports Program".  So come on out and support these 2 young men on their journey to Australia.


4H Clover Bud Club -  Spectacular Spring Bazaar will be held Saturday, May 5th from 10am to 2pm at the Tawas United Methodist Church, 20 E M55, Tawas City.  Crafters - Vendors - Mom2Mom, Pulled Pork Lunch Combo.  There will be farm animals, face painting, rock painting, bounce house and more!  Proceeds to benefit the 4H Clover Bud Club.  For Vendor Info please call Karla (989)254-4907 or email her at


Gourmet Delights - Quota International will be hosting "Gourmet Delights" a wonderful event that showcases local Tawas area restaurants, caterers, and specialty treat shops.  It will be held at the East Tawas Community Center on Newman,  Sunday, May 6th from 11am until 2pm.  Attendees are welcome to sample all of the offerings and meet representatives from each business to learn more about them.


Morel Mushroom Festival - Lewiston Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 2018 Lewiston Morel Mushroom Festival, Saturday, May 12th, from 9am to 4pm in Downtown Lewiston.  Come and enjoy breakfast to start your day, there will be guided hunts and mushroom tasting.  There is a 5k race, arts and craft show in the park. The Boy scouts will be selling goodies, and Spring Fling will be held in the shops and stores.  So come on to Lewiston and enjoy the Mushroom Celebration.  For more info you can contact the Chamber at (989)786-2293 or go to the Chamber website and clink the link Got Fungus Among Us for the schedule.


Tawas Point Migration 2018 - Ausable Valley Audubon will host "Tawas Point Migration", Thursday, May 17th through Saturday, May 19th.  A large assortment of evening and daytime guided field trips at East Tawas State Park, Tuttle Marsh, Loon Lake Nature Park, Hale and Huron National Forest.  Excellent speakers, two live birds of prey shows, kids activities and more.  To register visit


Wurtsmith Air Museum - Museum will be opening Saturday, May 19th and May 20th for "Armed Forces Day" from 11am to 3pm.  Free admission for this weekend only.  "25th Anniversary of the Wurtsmith Air Force Base Closure" will take place June 22nd thru June 24th to honor WAFB veterans with reunions, and special events. For more info please go to


Ride For RugRats - Fundraiser to support "Helping 2 Overcome", Saturday, June 2nd starting and finishing at Twisted Twinz Emporium, 1131 W. Lake St., Tawas City, next to the Tawas Moose Lodge.  The fun starts with Sign In at 10am, Kick Stands up at Noon with a 4pm return.  The fun continues with Dinner starting at 4:30pm, and Auction at 5:30pm.  Then the fun kicks up a notch with the music of "Hipakritz" from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.  $15 includes the Ride, Dinner, and Entertainment or $10 for Dinner and Entertainment. The Dinner and Entertainment will take place at the Tawas Moose Lounge where there will also be a Cash Bar.


Oscoda Class of 2019 - A benefit 4 Person Putt-Putt Golf Scramble will be held Thursday, June 14th at Hunt's Canoe & Miniature Golf.  Registration starts at 5pm, with a 6pm start.  All proceeds will benefit the Senior Trip & All Night Party.


Sunrise Solstice Art and Music Festival - The Festival will be held Saturday, June 16th from 6am to 11pm, at the Shoreline Park in Tawas City.  There will be an art competition, with artist registering online and then get their canvas stamped on the morning of the 16th.  They may then go and paint anywhere in the Tawas area, and return their completed work by 5pm for voting by the festival goers. First place earns $500.00, Second place is $300.00, and Third place is $200.00.  There will also be live bands at the Towne Square in the afternoon until 9pm.  Many more activities to come, so please keep an eye on their web site at  Proceeds to benefit Tawas Area High School fine arts (visual and musical) and student athletes.  All applications can be found on the web site.


Arts And Crafts - 26th Annual Memorial Day Arts & Crafts will be held Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th at the Shoreline Park in Tawas City.  Saturday hours are from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. So don't miss this wonderful collection of over 100 booths of crafters, and food.  You are sure to find something perfect for your home, yard and more.


Breeze On Tawas Bay - Come and enjoy kite flying for all ages, Saturday, June 2nd from 10am to 6pm on beautiful Tawas Bay.  This is a free fun filled day of kite flying for the young and old alike. There will be kite making for the kids, free kite give away, and candy drops.  Come and enjoy stunt kites and kites of all shapes and sizes.  For more info please call (810) 653-3633.


Tawas Point Celebration Days - With many activities for the family to enjoy, starting Saturday, June 11th, from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, June 12th, from 10am to 4pm. So come and enjoy the activities from historical and educational displays, lighthouse tours (cost is $2), demonstrations of traditional crafts, such as spinning, weaving, blacksmithing, and wood carving.  There will be children's activities, fishing derby, guided hikes, traditional music, and even period encampments with period dress.  For more info please contact the park at (989)362-5041.


Michigan Fallen Military Memorial Wall - There will be a Motorcycle Escort for the Michigan Fallen Military Memorial Wall on Saturday, June 23rd.  Line up will be at the Shoreline Park in Tawas City, with line up starting at 8am, and kickstands up at approximately 9am.  All motorcycles and riders are welcome, and the route will be from the Shoreline Park on US 23, through Tawas, East Tawas, and Oscoda to final destination, Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park (near circle of flags on the old Wurtsmith AFB). Law Enforcement Assisted Ride.  Memorial Wall will be set up and on display all day Saturday, June 23rd as part of the Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park Musicfest.  Free admission and viewing of the Memorial Wall for everyone.


Art on the Beach - 35th Annual Art On The Beach will be held June 23rd and June 24th at the Oscoda Beach Park, Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.  The Oscoda Garden Club will be holding an auction Saturday at noon.  For more info please call (989)739-7322 or visit


Music Fest 2018 - The festival will be at the Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park on the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Friday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd.  Admission is $10 per day with the entertainment to start about 7pm both nights.  Proceeds to benefit ongoing development of the Veterans Memorial Park.  You don't want to miss the acts that include "The Bombshell Duo" performing the spirit and style from the '40s, Mike Suggs, and Jeff Carr performing Toby Keith, and Willie Nelson, on Friday night.  "The Soul Men" with their outstanding Blues Brothers Tribute, and "The Paradise Band" performing Oldies, Rock, Motown to Country and everything in between, on Saturday night.  For more info call Joe Brinn at (989) 906-2155 or Rose Mary Nentwig at (989)820-8747. 


Freedom Festival - Come and enjoy the "Ultimate 80's Rock Experience" as performed by "Rockstar", July 4th from 4pm until the fireworks start.  Enjoy the beach, music and fireworks at the Oscoda Beach Park.  For more info please call (989)254-0931.


Smokey The Bear - Come to the Harrisville State Park, Saturday, July 7th, to visit and take pictures with "Smokey The Bear".  He will be at Host site #2 from 11am until Noon, then follow him into town for the Children's Parade at 1pm that goes thru downtown Harrisville. Then stay into the evening and enjoy the fireworks from the Harrisville Harbor.  Fireworks are also viewable from the day use beach at the Harrisville State Park. A current Recreational Passport is required to enter the State Park.

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