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Empty Bowls December 7th

The Empty Bowls Project is a nationwide event. The event has a long history in communities across the country. This event is put on in cooperation with Bountiful Harvest and the Salvation Army.

 

(Holy Family Ladies Painting Bowls)

 

A silent auction will be held from Nov. 26 before the event and ending at 2 p.m. on Dec. 7, the day of the event. The Empty Bowls Project will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Tawas Bay Art Gallery, 302 Newman St., East Tawas. This year for the silent auction event, the art gallery will have bowls made by well-known members of the community, including staff from the Iosco County News-Herald and Carroll Broadcasting. Many well respected artists who are members of the gallery, along with special guest artists including McKai and JoAnne Kondrat of Oscoda painted special bowls for the silent auction.

 

Local cooks and restaurants will make a choice of soups and pizza bread to be served that day.

“When you buy a bowl, you will be provided with a soup of your choice served in a disposable bowl which the gallery will provide,” said Kate Kelsey, a member of the gallery. “The bowl you purchased to help feed the hungry in your local community will be wrapped up and sent home with you.” She said all of the money from the sale of these bowls goes to needy families picked by the Salvation Army as needing help with food. The food will be purchased by Bountiful Harvest and the Salvation Army given out primarily at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

(Nov.19th Iosco County News)

 

                          John Carroll

 

             Kevin Allen                               Deb Michaels

 

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Up Coming Events

 

"TOY FOR TOTS"

Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas & WKJC have teamed up with our local Toys For Tots in efforts to help the less fortunate children & families of Iosco County!  As in years past, please bring in an unwrapped toy to Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas to place in the truck bed of a Ford F-150 and help us "Fill The Truck" with gifts for children of all ages!  This event runs from now to Friday, December 13th for distribution for this Christmas.  So please help us make this a Merry Christmas for local children and families this holiday season.  Thank you for being a part of the Dean Arbour Difference.  For more info please check out Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas Facebook page.

 

Free Open Skate - Tawas Bay Ice Arena will be holding open skate on Friday and Saturdays starting Friday, October 25th through March 2020.  They offer Stick Time from 5pm to 7pm and Open Skate from 7pm to 9pm.  Then on Sundays they offer Family Skate at 1pm.

 

Free Open Skate - Northern Lights Arena in Alpena is holding open skate Saturdays, from 1pm to 2:45pm from September 7th to December 21st.  This skate is sponsored by Alpena County Youth & Recreation Millage, and includes the use of skates! "Ice skating is an excellent way to keep active and fit during the winter months!" So come on out the Norther Lights Arena and enjoy a good old fashion skate.

 

Empty Bowl Event - The Potters of Summer Field Pottery and volunteers from the community are making beautiful handmade and decorated pottery soup bowls that you may purchase for $15-$20.

The Silent Auction runs from Tuesday, November 26th to Saturday, December 7th at 2pm the day of the event.  The purchase of a bowl will help feed the hungry of the community and the families will be selected by the Salvation Army.  The food will be purchased by Bountiful Harvest and the Salvation Army and will be given out primarily at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  For more info please contact Betty Fahselt at (989)820-8278.

 

Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting - Rose City/Lupton Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the "Festival of Trees" Christmas Parade, Thursday, December 5th starting at 6pm.  Immediately following the parade there will be the Tree Lighting in the Pavilion.  So come on out and enjoy refreshments and visit with Santa, and don't forget to bring your wish list.

 

Downtown Shopping - Mark your calendar for Downtown Shopping Night in the Tawas area merchants, Thursday, December 5th from 6pm to 9pm.  There will be 25 retailers with promos and hundreds of dollars in giveaways.

 

Comfort and Joy - The Huron Shores Chorus presents "Comfort and Joy", Friday, December 6th at 7pm at the Oscoda United Methodist Church, and Sunday, December 8th at 3pm at Tawas Presbyterian Church.  There will be a Cookies and Punch reception following the programs.  Donations are most welcome, and the suggested donation is $5 for adults.  So come and enjoy wonderful Christmas music featuring soloists, traditional Christmas Carols, the Hallelujah Chorus, 12 Days of Christmas, Sacred songs and just plain fun ones. 

 

Christmas in the Village - Harrisvill's Annual Holiday Celebration "Christmas in the Village", Saturday, December 7th from 9am to 3pm.  There will be a Holiday Bazaar at Maria Hall, Hayrides with pick up and drop offs at the Harrisville Arts Council Building, Children's Activites at the Alcona County Library.  The Annual Cookie Walk at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Baked Goods and Lunch at United Methodist Church.  Local Merchants Sponsor In-Store Drawings and Shopping Specials.  For more info please contact Alcona County Chamber of Commerce at (989)724-5107.

 

Santa and Olaf - Santa, Olaf and Sven the Reindeer are coming to Roger's of Hale, December 7th from 3pm to 7pm!  So stop on in and bring your camera to get some pictures.  There will also be cookie decorating. 

 

Christmas Party with Santa - Oscoda Lions will be holding a Children's Christmas Party with Santa, Saturday, December 7th from 11am to 1pm.  The party will be held at the American Legion Hall in Oscoda.  There will be lunch, games, gifts and a visit from Santa.  Age limit on the party is 5th grade.

 

Holiday Shopping Expo - T & C Sports Lounge in AuGres will be holding their 9th Annual Shopping Expo on Saturday, December 7th from 10am to 3pm.  There will be various venders from jewelry, metal art, handmade wreaths, and even readings by Leigh and so much more.  There will also be raffles that will benefit the AuGres-Sims Athletic Program.  Drawings will be at 3pm and you need not be present to win!

 

Santa Train - Lake State Railway will be hosting a Santa Train, Saturday, December 7th.  The train will stop at various Historic Downtown Depots.  It starts at the Depot in Standish at 8am with line cut off at 9:30am, arriving in West Branch at 12 noon with the line cu toff at 12:45pm, arriving in Roscommon at 3pm with line cut off at 4pm, and arriving in Grayling at 6:30pm with line cut off at 7:30pm. During the stops at the depots you can board the train and meet Santa, take pictures and share your Christmas wish list.  Donations will be accepted for Toys for Tots.

 

Santa Is Coming - Come and join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Tawas Ice Arena, Sunday, December 8th from 1pm to 3pm.  Bring your list and tell Santa all your holiday wishes.

 

Tip Night - Tawas Varsity Hockey will be having a Tip Night at G's Pizzeria on December 10th from 5pm to 8pm.  Let the hockey team serve you dinner, it's dine in or carry out.  All tips and a portion of the sales go directly to the high school hockey team! So come on out and support the Tawas Varsity Hockey team. G's is located at 115 East Bay Street, East Tawas. 

 

10th Annual Santa Pics with Pets - Dean Arbour Ford and the Iosco County Animal Shelter are hosting their 10th Annual Santa Pictures with Pets on Saturday, December 14th from 11am to 2pm.  The cost is $5 per photo with all proceeds go to the Iosco County Animal Shelter.  There will be a pet buffet table and check out the adoptable pets.

 

Cookie Walk - Tawas Area Presbyterian Church will be holding it's Annual Cookie Walk, Saturday, December 14th from 9am to 12pm.  Come get your box, walk the cookies and pick out which ones tempt you.  You pay by the pound.  So come on out and get some of these delicious cookies.

 

Christmas Light Parade - West Branch Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 14th at 7pm down Houghton Avenue.  This years theme is "A Toy Story", whether it's the movie, the toys or the stories of the holiday season. After the parade there is the tree lighting and visit with Santa at the West Branch Chamber Office. So come on out and see Santa and give him your Christmas list.

 

Christmas Fantasy Downtown - Downtown West Branch merchants will be hosting Christmas Fantasy Downtown, Saturday, December 21st from 11am to 3pm.  So come on out and enjoy some cookies, visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause and see Santa's live reindeer.  Visit Santa's workshop in the library for crafts, a movie and snacks.  Santa and Mrs. Clause will be at the Craft Emporium on the corner of 2nd and Houghton Avenue.  Santa's reindeer will be at S. 3rd and Houghton Avenue.  There will also be horse drawn hayrides.  So come on out and have some holiday fun.

 

Market Days - Shoreline Players Community Theater will be holding Market Days, Saturday, December 21st from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, December 22nd from 12pm to 5pm.  Come on out and get that extra Christmas gift.  There will be art work, beauty items, boutique, candles, collectables, estate items, jewelry, and woodworking and so much more. 

 

 

 

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