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Where To Go, What to Do - Great Places!


Where to go, What to do here in Northeast Michigan can be heard on WKJC FM

Thursday's at 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. - Friday's at 5:15 p.m.
and 6:15 p.m. and Sat. at 11:15 a.m.





Up Coming Community Events


Mud Bog - Big Bend Family Campground will be hosting a Mud Bog, Saturday, May 21st. Registration starts at 11am and the mud flies at noon.  Big Bend Campground is located at 513 Conrad Road, Standish.


Spring Into Art - Tawas Bay Art Gallery will be holding various events in May through August.  A photo class field trip instructed by Bill Lauderbach will be held Saturday, May 7th from 9:30am to 2:30pm.  The class will gather at Tawas Point State Park for shooting during the morning.  The course will cover birds, landscape and lighthouse photography.  In the afternoon the group will move to the gallery where the pictures will be downloaded and discussed.  So bring your camera and your longest lens, a fully charted battery and plenty of memory on a card.  A tripod is optional.  You will need to have a Michigan State Park Passport or you will need to purchace a day pass.  Then Wednesday, May 11th from 1pm to 3pm there will be Creating With Alcohol Ink taught by Jan Doak.  You will learn alcohol ink techniques, and after some practice you will choose one technique and creat a painting on Yupo paper.  June brings in the Art Stroll, Saturday, June 11th at the gallery and other businesses on Newman Street.  Then Paint Tawas Bay Thursday, June 16th and Saturday, June 18th.  Exploring Watercolor will take place Friday, June 24th and carry on through July on Fridays. July dates are July 1st, July 8th, and July 29th. August dates are Friday, August 5th, and August 12th.  Class runs from 1pm to 3pm.  Use your own materials or purchase for $5.oo each week.  Cost is $25 per day or pay for all 3 weeks in a session in advance for $60.00.  The Tawas Bay Art Gallery is located at 302 Newman St., East Tawas.  You may call to register at (989)362-5613.


40 Mile Point Lighthouse - "Afternoon of Arts & Crafts" show will be held in the Presque Isle County's Lighthouse Park, Sunday, May 22 to Tuesday, May 24th from 10am to 4pm. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the work of many talented artists, musicians, and crafts people from all over Michigan.  Memorial Day weekend is also the Annual Open House weekend at 40 Mile Point Lighthouse.  This is a great familly 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.  The Memorial Day Weekend event has it all and admission is free. Visit the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Facebook page or their website


Memorial Day Arts & Craft Show - The Tawas Area Chamber will be hosting the 2022 Memorial Day Arts & Craft show Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th, at Shoreline Park in Tawas City. Watch for more info in the coming weeks.


Gospel Hootenanny - The Lupton Bible Baptist Church will be hosting a Gospel Hootenanny. The dates are June 2nd thru June 4th.  Thursday and Friday will be at 7pm and Saturday will start at 10am ending at 2/2:30pm.  This year the muscial performers are Jim Britton, Travis Alltop, Ricky and Terri Gore along with Andy and Rachel Leftwich (Friday and Saturday).  Free lunch and lots of fellowship and great music.  Don't miss this weekend of blessings and fellowship.  For more info please call Pastor Heaton at (989)473-2107 with any questions.


Tawas Football Golf Scramble -  There will be a Tawas Football Golf Scramble, Saturday, June 4th with a noon shotgun start.  This is a 3 person scramble, 18 holes with cart, food and beverages.  Cost is $150 per team with the money going to the Tawas Area Football team.  There will be a men's and ladies longest drive and closes to the pin.  Plus other fun events and contests on the course.  There will also be a 50/50 drawing. A hole in one on #4 wins a brand new Sea Doo Spark Jet Ski. For more info email


Blood Drive - Lakeview Manor in Tawas City, will be holding a Blood Drive, Friday, June 10th from 11am to 3:45pm.  To schedule an appointment visit or call 1-800-733-2767. Or you can call Lakeview Manor at (989)362-2211 and ask for Theresa.


Nor-East'r Music & Art Festival - The AuSable Valley Nor-East'r Association of Folk will present the 2022 Music & Art Festival, from Friday, June 10th to Sunday, June 12th. The Festival will be held at the Oscoda County Fairgrounds, 1889 Caldwell Rd., Mio. Tickets are on sale now with early bird pricing until April 15th. Second level discount April 16th to June 9th.  Full price at the gate.  For tickets and info please visit


Hot Rods and Pinups -  Hot Rods and Pinups will be in Oscoda, Saturday, June 18th, with cars lining up by 4pm and hang out.  Hot Rod registeration is free, with a trophy for the Best In Show.  There is also a Pinup contest with 22 contestants!  There will be cash prizes for the First, Second and Third place ladies. So come on out and check out the Hot Rods and Pinups.


Art On The Beach -  Art On The Beach in Oscoda will be held Saturday, June 25th, 9am to 5pm and Sunday, June 26th 10am to 4pm. 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.  Over 100 Artisians from around the country display and sell their handmade arts, crafts, and hobbies on the shores of beautiful Lake Huron, at the Oscoda Beach Park in Oscoda. For more info call (989)739-7322 or email:


Out Of The Mist Life Coaching & Reining Hope Ranch - Out Of The Mist Life Coaching and Reinging Hope Ranch will be hosting a one day women's retreat, Saturday, June 25th from 10am to 4pm,the location of Reining Hope Ranch is 2816 Conrad Rd., Standish, MI. There will be discussions on how to help with stresses that affect women everday.  You will also spend time with the horses to help you feel calm and grounded.  For more info please contact Tina at (989)820-4085 or email to reserve your spot for June or any of the other retreats.  The next retreats will  be on Saturday, July 30th, Saturday, August 27th, Saturday, September 24th, and Saturday, October 8th. 


Log Cabin Day -  Take a step back in time at the Besser Museum's annual Log Cabin Day, Monday, June 27th from 12pm to 4pm.  It features Historic Village tours, 1928 Katherine V wooden commercial fish tug tours, fossil digging, woodcarving, flint knapping, spinning, weaving and butter making demonstrations, musical performances, face painting, and planetarium shows.  The Besser Museum is located at 491 Johnson Street, in Alpena.


AuSable Canoe Marathon Time Line

AuSable Canoe Marathon Theme"

The theme for this year's AuSable Canoe Marathon is:

"People, Places, Paddles: Life on the AuSable River"

Contact information for:

Curley Race July 16th - 17th

contact Justin Griffith at (989) 736-3111 or riverjustin@gmail.comAuSable Canoe Marathon July 30th - 31st

contact Kathy Erickson at (989) 820-5031 or

Heather Tait at (989) 906-6096 or

For more info go to






Vintage Market -  Monthly Charity Fundraisers Outdoor Vintage Dealer Sales under the Big American Flag, Bruggers Plaza 312 W. Lake St. (US23) Tawas City. The sale takes place the 2nd Saturdays from 9am to 2pm. 

May 14th - Hope Shore Alliance Women's Shelter

June 11th - Tawas Area Fireworks Show

July 9th - Iosco County Humane Society

August 13th - Backpacks for Kids Program

September 10th - Special Olympics

October 8th - Seton Breast Cancer Center

Come on out and support local charties and find that one of a kind item you have been looking for.

















K of C Burger Night - Did you miss Fish and Burger Monday's at the Rushman Hall in East Tawas??  Monday's dinners are from 4:30pm to 6:30pm dine in or take out.  There  will be fish and a 1/2 lb Smash Burger and a whole lot more.  So come on in for some fantastic food and burgers. Call ahead for take out (989)362-6333.


Northeast Michigan Regional Farm Markets



Starting in Tawas City on May 7th at Gate Way Park from 8am to 1pm

Starting in Oscoda on May 11th at Shoreline Park from 8am to 1pm


Tuesday Night Live Summer Street Dance Downtown East Tawas

June 21      23 North Band

June 28      Hippy Bob Music

July 5         Motor City Memories

July 12       FLIPSIDE

July 19       Michele Spitz Tribute to Linda Ronstadt

July 26       The Rock Band CRASH

August 2     Blues Abusers

August 9     Way Out Wayne

So come on out and enjoy the summer weather and music.

























Special Rate Days

Monday & Friday All Day

Wednesday & Thursday Afternoons