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****MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND****
TAWAS CITY AND EAST TAWAS - The 27th Annual Memorial Weekend Arts and Craft Show will take place in Tawas City on both Saturday, May 25th from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, May 26th from 10am to 4pm. It will take place at the Shoreline Park in Tawas City. Once the weekend wraps up, the Tawas Area Veterans Honor Guard will be participating in a number of events on Monday, May 27th. A ceremony will begin at 9am at the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Tawas City located at 427 Meadowview Dr. A parade will then be held in East Tawas, starting at 11am. It will start at the Post Office on Newman St., and conclude near the DNR State Dock at the East Tawas Harbor Park. While at the dock a ceremony will take place to recognize those lost at sea. Following this, all are welcome to attend a ceremony at the American Legion Cemetery on Lincoln St., in East Tawas. Acknowledgement of those who made the ultimate sacrifice will continue on Thursday, May 30th at 10am, at Tawas City Veteran's Park, located on the corner of US23 and Mathews St., adjacent to the city hall building.
OSCODA - Oscoda Township will kick off its Memorial Day tributes with local military Veterans inviting the public to join them as they place American Flags on the graves of deceased military personnel who are buried in Pinecrest Cemetery. The event will begin on Friday at 9am and the flags will reside there through Veterans Day in the fall. On Monday, May 27th the American Legion Post 274 will hold a Memorial Day service at 11am, along with those from Oscoda VFW Post 3735. The service will be held at the Legion post, located at 849 S. State St., and will include a luncheon. For questions about the event or the Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park, contact Brinn at (989)906-2155.
HALE - The events in Hale will take place on Memorial Day, May 27th, beginning with a parade at 10am. The procession will start from Bernard Building Center, located at 395 S. Washington St.,(M65) and end at the former Plainfield Township Hall. A service will then be held at this site after the parade, and will feature patriotic music from the Hale Area Schools band. From here, attendees are invited to Esmond Evergreen Cemetery for a formal Memorial Day service which will include the National Anthem, a gun salute, the playing of "Taps" and a roll call of the names of each of the Veterans who have been laid to rest at the cemetery. All are welcome to enjoy a light lunch at the VFW Post 7435, located at 203 E. Ainsley St. The Hale Area Veterans will then continue the formal Memorial Day services at several other area cemeteries.
WHITTEMORE - A weekend long affair, the Whittemore Community Memorial Day Celebration , will be presented by the Whittemore Area Chamber of Commerce. The itinerary fro Friday, May 24th at the Whittemore Library, with popcorn, movies and crafts at 1pm. A teen dance featuring DJ John Horn will then be held from 7pm to 10pm in the Whittemore Chamber building. A pancake breakfast at the chamber from 8am to 11am will kick things off on Saturday, May 25th. The traditional Memorial Day parade will begin at 11am from the Whittemore Speedway and will conclude at the Whittemore Area Chamber of Commerce property. You can stick around at the chamber following the procession, at the venue will also feature a Memorial Day ceremony which will also feature a Memorial Day ceremony which will include the National Anthem, a gun salute and the playing of "Taps". The Burleigh-Reno-Whittemore Fire Department will host a cookout beginning at noon. A new event will take place at the arena of the chamber property starting at 1pm, on both Saturday and Sunday. The Michigan High School Rodeo Association will hold the Junior High Division State Finals in 2019 and 2020. This is a youth based organization where students in grades six through eighth grade participate in the Junior High Division and grades nine through 12 are in the High School Division. The top four in each event qualify for the National High School Rodeo Association National Finals in their respective divisions. The Saturday event will be capped off with the opening night of races at the Whittemore Speedway. The celebration will continue the following day with a pancake breakfast at the chamber from 8am to 11am.
HARRISVILLE - Memorial Day Schedule VFW Burger-Wiedbrauk Post 8135. Monday, May 27th, 9am Trinity Lutheran Church, Barton City, 9:30am Maple Ridge, Barton City, 10:15am Curran Cemetery, Curran, 11am Twin Lakes Cemetery, Lincoln, and 12pm Courthouse Lawn, Harrisville.
OGEMAW COUNTY - Local veterans will first be visiting Alger Cemetery at 10:15am, May 27th to conduct a small remembrance service. Following that, West Branch will host its annual Memorial Day parade at 11am, which will start at Second Street and travel down Houghton Ave., to the veterans memorial located across from the county building. A ceremony will be held at about 11:30am at the veterans memorial that will include the reading of the names of veterans who have passed away in the past year, the firing of rifles, playing of "Taps" and more. A ceremony will also be held in Rose City, May 27th at 3pm. The VFW Post 3775 in Rose City will be conducting the ceremony in front of the Rose City Veterans Memorial, near the entrance of Rose City Park. Later in the week, the American Legion Post 370 will be conducting a memorial service at 11am, May 30th at the Mills Township Cemetery.
ARENAC COUNTY - Arenac County residents will have several ways to honor the fallen and deceased who have served our country. Au Gres will first host its Memorial Day Parade May 26th, at 1pm. The Parade will begin at 12:15pm at the city docks, and the parade will head down US23 from Water St. and end at Au Gres-Sims school, where a program will be conducted. Arenac County VFW will then host a parade in Standish, May 27th at 12pm, starting at Airpark Drive and traveling down M61 to the Arenac County Building, where a short ceremony will take place. A potluck luncheon will follow the parade at the Standish American Legion hall. Local veterans will also be conducting several cemetery visits May 26th and May 27th. The veterans will first assemble May 26th will assemble at the American Legion hall at 7:30am and proceed to the cemeteries according to the schedule. Then May 27th the veterans will assemble at the American Legion at 7:30am according to the schedule.
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Our Heritage - Iosco County Historical Society Presents "Our Heritage" 2019 Lugene Daniels Lecture Series. All programs are on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, at the Rushman Hall (K of C Hall) 821 Newman St., East Tawas. Programs are as follows:
June 19th - The Anishinaabe and the Seven Prophecies with Judy Pamp
July 17th - The United States Life Saving Service with Wes Thompson
Aug 21st - The Toledo War of 1835 with Joe Oldenburg
Sept 18th - French Settlers in Michigan Gerald Wykes
So come on out to one or all of these interesting lectures and help support the Iosco Arenac District Library.
2019 AuGres Summer Fight - The 2019 AuGres Summer Fight will start Monday, April 15th at 8am and end Sunday, June 30th at 8am. "BIGGEST WALLEYE TAKES ALL!!!" Monetary prizes will be determined by number of participants 100% payback. For more info please contact,
Heritage Coast Sail Days - Step into another world when you step on board, Monday, May 20th thru Sunday, June 2nd. You'll hear the waves on the hull as you slice through beautiful Tawas Bay powered only by the wind as you relax and enjoy the gorgeous views. Heritage Coast Sail Days offers many types of sails throughout the day and evening to provide you with the sailing experience you've only ever dreamed about. Choose from cruises that allow you to learn, participate, paint, team build or just put your feet up and relax. All sales are final. This is a non-refundable ticket. All sails are rain or shine. In the event of dangerous weather that prevents the ship from departing, we will issue a rain check good for a future sail of equal value. All Tawas Bay sails depart from the East Tawas State Dock at 113 E Newman Street, East Tawas, MI 48730.
Carp Fishing Tournament - 1st Annual Brownlee Lake "Carp" Fishing Tournament will be held May 24th at 6pm until May 25th at 6pm. 25 boat limit, $20.00 entry fee. Register early and for more info please call (989)736-8747.
Charity Poker Tournament - Oscoda USBC Bowling Association will be hosting a Charity Poker Tournament May 24th, 25th, & 26th and is open to anyone 18 years or older. It will be at the Huron Poker Room located in Vista Lanes, 5214 US 23 in Oscoda. Proceeds help fund the Oscoda USBC's scholarship program. For more info please call (989)305-1478.
Pet Adoption Event - Real Estate One Northeast, Grace's Grooming, and the Iosco County Humane Society will be hosting an Adoption Event, Saturday, May 25th from 12pm to 3pm, on the front lawn of the Real Estate One Northeast office in Tawas, 502 W. Lake St., right across the street from shoreline park. Come meet some of the Humane Society's fur-babies looking for homes. Adopt your new best friend! Grace with Grace's Grooming of Tawas will be doing nail trimmings on a first come first served basis for $5 per dog, will ALL of the proceeds going to the Humane Society! Real Estate One Northeast will be selling bottled waters and hot dogs with ALL proceeds going to the Humane Society! They will also be accepting donations of pet food, toys and supplies. You can bring your donations the day of the event or drop them off at either of our Real Estate One Northeast offices in Tawas or Oscoda.
Country Days - 3rd Annual Spruce Country Days, Saturday, May 25th with the fun starting at 10am. Parade starts at 11am and will run down Spruce Road. There will be arts and craft vendors, Alcona Tractor Club Antique Tractors, Antique Car Show, Budweiser Beer Tent. The Loyal Ladies are excited to announce the band Ross Mead & North Country back and better than ever. So come dance the night away with music starting at 7pm. Dinner of Smoked Brisket with all the fixin's will starts at 5pm, cost is $15 for a full dinner and $10 for kids portion. Cover charge for just the band at 7pm is $5.
Michigan High School Rodeo- Whittemore will be hosting the Junior High Year End State Finals of the Michigan High School Rodeo at the Whittemore Community Arena Saturday, May 25th at 1pm and Sunday, May 26th at 1pm. The Michigan High School Rodeo Association is a youth based organization where students in grades 6th thru 8th and 9th thru 12th compete in rodeo competitions. Members compete all over the state of Michigan thru out the year for year end awards. At the completion of the state finals, the top four in each event qualify for the National High School Rodeo Association national finals in their respective divisions. Members also compete for scholarship dollars to help continue their education after high school. Check out www.mihsra.com to find out more. For more information please contact Cindy Cowles (989)390-1741 or Teri Valent (989)254-1656 and Connie McAdams (989)305-8399.
Shoreline Arts & Crafts Show - The 27th Annual Shoreline Arts & Crafts Show will be held at the Tawas Shoreline Park, Saturday, May 25th from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, May 26th from 10am to 4pm. Some come and check out all of the vendors, and enjoy the bay.
40 Mile Lighthouse - You are invited to join us for our annual “Afternoon of Arts & Crafts” show which is held in Presque Isle County's Lighthouse Park, Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the work of many talented Artists, Musicians and Crafts people from all over Michigan. Memorial Day Week-end is also the Annual Open House Week-end at 40 Mile Point Lighthouse. This is a great family setting offering visitors a chance to step back in time surrounded by history or just sit a spell and enjoy the view!
You may climb the Lighthouse tower, tour the Museum and Gift Shop, step aboard the restored Calcite pilothouse or visit a shipwreck on the beach! Our Rogers City Kiwanis Club's will be serving their famous Whitefish Sandwiches and light refreshments will be served in the Fog Signal building. This Memorial Day Week-end Event has it all and admission is free! This event is sponsored by the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society. For Information call – Barb 989-734-4587 - Visit Us on Facebook or our website - 40milepointlighthouse.org
Sunday, May 26th, 2019 starting at 1pm, Parade begins at US-23 & Water Street in Au Gres.
Parade ends at Au Gres-Sims School District. Ceremony follows the parade at the School to honor our Brave Service People. Be a Parade Participant — ENTER TODAY! Enter a Float – Cash prizes for top 3 floats! 1st Place/$50 ~ 2nd Place/$25 ~ 3rd Place/$15
Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center - Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center will be holding their next Intake Assessments, May 30th and May 31st. Pegasus Springs is a source of Hope, Healing, Growth and Respite to many, especially those with special needs having physical or cognitive disabilities. Pegasus Springs offers Equine Assisted Activitied, Equine Assisted Therapies and other modalities to strengthen the mind, body and soul for those living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD, and a host of other conditions. For more info please call Barb at (269)967-7773 or email at email@example.com. For an assessment please go to their web page at pegasusspringsmi.com and fill out the registration form and you will receive a call to arrange a time for your assessment.
Free Fishing Weekend - USG is bringing back its Free Fishing Weekend event this year at the company’s Alabaster quarry site. Anglers of all ages are welcome to enjoy a day of fishing, food and games, and to meet local USG employees. Gates will open at 9:00 a.m. and the day will conclude at 3:00 p.m. USG will have loaner rods, reels and tackle available for those who need it, as well as bait, life jackets, sunscreen and bug spray. USG’s employee volunteers will serve complimentary hot dogs, chips and water, host games for the kids and offer a photo opportunity with large earth moving equipment used to quarry gypsum. This event will take place one week before the Michigan DNR’s official Free Fishing Weekend, when anglers are not required to have a fishing license to fish Michigan waters. However, because the ponds are on USG property, anglers can still legally fish without a valid 2019 license. The quarry ponds are located off US 23 at Gypsum Road. Signage will guide guests to the activity site.
Mud Bog - Arenac County Fairgrounds Presents "Mud Bog" Saturday, June 1st at 11am. Spectator Admission is $5, and kids 5 & under free. Entry fee for the Mud Bog is $25 entry fee, $20 Freeplay, and $15 Lawnmower. Then Saturday night there will be a TNT Bump-N-Run at 7pm cost of Grandstand seating is $10. All Cars and Drivers need to be registered and inspected 1 hour prior to showtime. For more info please (231)425-6990.
Hale Wellness Fair and Color Fun Run - The Hale Eagles will be sponsoring the Hale Wellness Fair and Color Fun Run, Sunday, June 2nd at the Hale Resource Center, located at 220 N. Washington, in Hale next to the Fire Department. Free Wellness Fair runs from 1pm to 4pm no registration needed. Color Fun Run at 2pm and you can register online at secure.getactivefundraising.com/event/2019--Hale-Area-Schools--Hale-MI. Cost is $20 adult and $15 for students. You may drop off paid registrations in the main school office from 7:30am to 8:10am, Monday thru Friday ending May 17th. Please make checks payable to Hale Area Schools. Register by May 19th to guarantee a race bib, color packet, and t-shirt. The course features a designated 5k course. During the race, participants are doused with color at various color stations ending with one final color celebration at the finish line.
Job Fair - Saganing Eagles Landing Casino & Hotel will be holding a Job Fair for the new and expanded Casino & Hotel. It will be held June 3rd from 8am to 3pm, at the Saganing Tribal Center, 5447 Sturman Rd., Standish, MI 48658. Managers will be on site to interview on the spot, with same day job offers. Please bring your drivers license, Social Security Card, and resume. Save time and apply before the fair at www.sagchip.org, any question you can contact Karen Perry at (989)775-5924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Golf Classic - The Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Business Golf Classic on Tuesday, June 4th at Red Hawk Golf Club, 350 W Davison Rd., East Tawas. There will be a 10:30am shotgun start, 18 hole scramble format. Continental breakfast, Lunch on course, Awards ceremony dinner. All proceeds go toward the 2019 Tawas Independence Day Fireworks Display. For more info please contact Tawas Area Chamber at (989)362-7880.
Michigan Free Fishing Weekend- Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE! The 2019 Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for June 8 & 9. All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. A Recreation Passport will NOT be required for entry into state parks and recreation areas during Free Fishing Weekend. Residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply. During the Summer Free Fishing Weekend it is also Free ORV Weekend! Many locations around the state hold fun events during the weekend.
Sunrise Solstice Festival 2019 - Promoting art and music in the Tawas area on beautiful Tawas Bay, Saturday, June 15th from 8am to 10pm, at Shoreline Park in Tawas City. To help raise funds to enrich the lives of students at Tawas Area High School. Activities will include a plein air art competition, live music, artist marketplace, art mini sessions, a cuisine corner as well as many family activities. For more information, please visit their website at www.sunrisesolstice.org.
Art Stroll - The Tawas Bay Artist's Gallery will be hosting an Art Stroll, Friday, June 14th from 4pm to 8pm. Come and enjoy a stroll and visit downtown East Tawas businesses to view the local art and do some shopping. You can get your passport at the Tawas Bay Art Gallery or the Village Chocolatier. There will be prizes, a silent auction, music, and refreshments.
Motown Eagles - Rogers City Theater will be hosting the Motown Eagles, Saturday, June 15th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Performing the musical hits of the Eagles spanning nearly four decades. Music hits include "Hotel California", "The Best of My Love" and "Take It To The Limit." Combining their musical talents, these five talented musicians from Detroit blend their voices and instruments to perform the classic hits of the Eagles. Their band is featured in Michigan’s adjudicated Arts & Humanities Touring Directory.Performance at the historic Rogers City Theater located at 257 N. Third Street in downtown Rogers City.
Art On The Beach - 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, June 22nd from 9am -5pm and Sunday, June 23rd from 10am – 4pm. Over 100 Artisans display and sell their handmade arts, crafts, and hobbies on the shores of beautiful Lake Huron, Oscoda Beach Park in Downtown Oscoda. The Oscoda Beach Park is located just East of Lake Street two blocks from US-23. For more information on forms or updated information Call (989)739-7322 or email: email@example.com
Northeast Michigan Regional Farmers Market-Tawas City