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HITS FM Mothers Day Winner!

Congratulations to Genevieve Moore of Oscoda! Genevieve won The HITS FM Mother's day prize package! She was nominated by her son, Joseph! Congrats to Genevieve, and thank you to everyone who entered the contest and nominated their wonderful mothers! Happy Mother's day to all moms from all of us at HITS FM!



Genevieve Moore of Oscoda & Deb Michaels


Here is What Genevieve Won:


$35.00 Gift Certificate from Fusion Jewelry & Fashion Boutique. East Tawas

$40.00 Fresh Flower Arrangement from Precious Petals, East Tawas

$50.00 Dinner for Two at Rosa's Lookout Inn, Spruce

$35.00 Shellac Manicure from Lake Effects Hair Salon, Tawas City

$65.00 Relaxing One Hour Massage Therapy by Devra,

Located Inside New Reflections Too, East Tawas

$35.00 Insulated Swig Insulated Tumbler from Windjammer Gifts, East Tawas

$35.00 Relaxing, Health 45 Minute Salt Therapy Session at Salty Jo's, East Tawas

$21.00 One Pound Box of Homemade Chocolates from Village Chocolatier

$89.00 One Night Stay at Odawa Casino, Petoskey

$50.00 18 Tanner Visits from Best Little Hair House, East Tawa


Where To Go, What to Do - Great Places!


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

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Up Coming Community Events






IOSCO - JULY 26-31

CLARE - JULY 26-31


BAY - AUGUST 10-14






Recycle Alcona County - Recycling Alcona County is held on the second Saturday each month from 10am to 1pm. Visit the and search activities for a list of items not accepted by recycling.


Looking To Go Fishing!!!

Check out the Carroll Broadcasting Fishing Report!!! This weekly fishing report is intended to give you an idea of fishing conditions around Northeast Michigan.  The updates come from a combination of DNR staff, Captain Andy from Frank's Bait and Tackle in Pinconning, and Ed Beckly's M65 Bait Shop in Whittemore and AuGres.  It will reflect past fishing conditions over the last seven days.  Due to the nature of the Great Lakes, and inland lakes, fishing conditions on them can change daily if not hourly based on wind and rain events.  The Fishing Report can be heard Friday & Saturday Mornings at 7:30am on WKJC FM 104.7, HITS FM 103.3 and HITS FM 94.9 Alpena.


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.

Tawas Area Farmers Market - The Northeast Michigan Regional Farmers Market in Tawas City will be starting on Saturdays, May 8th and run from 8am to 1pm.  It will run every Saturday through the summer at Gateway Park in Tawas City.


Tawas Art Gallery - The Gallery will be holding a children's drop in classes May, 15th and May 22nd from 11am to 4pm.  Each week children will do a new and fun piece of art work.  All materials are furnished with the cost of $5 per person unless otherwise specified.  A parent or grandparent must stay with the child.  May 19th will be Brush By The Bay with a painting of spring flowers.  This class will run from 1pm to 4pm and the cost is $35 with the class repeating on May 20th from 6pm to 9pm.  The gallery also has art kits ranging in price from $7 to $16 that are designed by Tawas Bay artists.  For more info or to register for a class please call between 11am and 4pm to (989)362-5613.  CDC guidlines are observed and face masks are required.


Tawas Vintage Market -  The Tawas Vintage Market will be hosting a monthly vintage sale with the proceeds going to various community charities. The market will be held in Brugger's Plaza under the Big American Flag in Tawas City from 9am to 2pm.  Call (810)730-1449 for more info.  The next market will be in June.


Oscoda Area Farmers Market - The Northeast Michigan Regional Farmers Market in Oscoda will be starting on Wednesday, May 12th at 8am.  The market will be held at the Shoreline Park in AuSable Township.


Women's Wellness Weekend - There will be a Women's Wellness Weekend being held Friday, May 14th thru Sunday, May 16th at Camp Nissokone YMCA in Oscoda.Ladies come on out for Hiking, Fitness classes, painting and craft classes, ziplining, high ropes, kayaking, canoeing, and a lot more.   For more info please contact the Oscoda/AuSable Chamber at



Robert J Parks Library - The library will be gearing up for a host of events during May. For those that enjoy looking at art, pieces will be on display during regular library hours starting May 15th.  There will also be an Adult Game Night on May 19th from 4pm to 5pm with the game UNO being played. For additional questions and what else is being offered please visit or call the library at (989)739-9581.


Wurtsmith Air Museum - The Wurtsmith Air Museum will be opening for the season on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15th from 11am to 3pm.  Come and see the aircraft, and memoriabilia from day gone by.  Masks and social distiancing will also be required to enter.  There is also an online reservation system that will time entries for safety.  Please visit for all of the info and some history.


Carnival Fair Food - Carnival Fair Food will be offered to the public with a drive-through style with the carnival food vendors Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 21st-May 23rd. These are the same vendors who will be at the fair in August.  The food wagons will have all their fair foods available at the Alcona County Fair Grounds. So come on our for a Corn Dog, Elephant Ear and much more.


Arenac Community Fund - 19th Annual Golf Outing presented by the Arenac Community Fund will be held Friday, May 21st at Huron Breeze with a 10am tee off time.  Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 18th, cost is $100 per person - $400 per 4 person team and $500 corporate which includes tee sponsor sign.  Coffee & Donuts, Lunch, Dinner & Beverages!  Keg Beer & Shrimp BBQ! Par 3 Contest & Prizes!  Chance to win a BBQ Grill & Meat Bundle! Courtesy of Sunrise Market & Au Gres Pharmacy.  Also a chance to win a Chevy Blazer compliments of Richardson Chevrolet Buick, Standish.  For more info, call Dale Wiess at (989)903-5272 or Dale Wiltse at (989)313-0608.


Big Bend Campground Mud Bog - Big Bend Campground 513 Conrad Rd., in Standish will be holding a Mud Bog Challenge, Saturday, May 22nd with competition bog registration starting at 11am.  Mud flies at noon!!! Cost is $25 entry fee per class.  There will also be a Free Style open bog following competition with a $20 entry fee (only if you did not compete).  There is also a Powder Puff run for Street Class and Open Class, $25 entry fee.  Spectators entry fee is Adult and kids over 10 is $10, with kids under 10 free.  GUARANTEED MUD!!! AND A GOOD TIME!!!!


Holy Spokes Bike Tour - The 9th Annual Holy Spokes Bike Tour will be at the Oscoda United Methodist Church, Saturday, May 29th with registration beginning at 8:30am, and the ride beginning at 9:30am. Pick your distance of 9 miles, 20 miles, and a 50 mile ride. Money raised will support the Annual Youth Mission.  You can download the registration form at and if you are unable to download or print you can call (989)739-8591. Routes are posted on the Holy Spokes Facebook page and website.


Memorial Day Arts and Craft Show - This years Memorial Day Arts and Craft show will be held Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30th from 10am to 4pm at Shoreline Park in Tawas City, across from the Iosco County Building.


Family Camping -  The YMCA Camp Nissokone is offering a family camping weekend Friday, May 28th to Monday, May 31st.  Come on out and enjoy horseback riding and hay rides, guided hiking near the AuSable River, sailing, fishing, kayaking, paintball, archery, zipline, high-ropes courses, sports court, waterslide, swimming, climbing wall, art, campfires and sing-alongs. Online registration is available at


Au Gres Farmers Market - City of Au Gres Annual Farmers Market will be every Friday, starting June 4th and run through the end of September.  Hours will be 10am to 4pm at Riverside Park.


Blessing of the Bikes - Hillman Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding the George DeCaire Memorial Blessing of the Bikes and ATV's, June 5th starting at 12 noon in Downtown Hillman.


Carstens Million Dollar Shoot-Out - White Pines National Golf Club in Hubbard Lake is giving away $1,000,000 for a hole in one! Join the competition on June 6th at 1pm.  Twenty one years ago, Rick Carstens accomplished the Impossible!! On June 6, 2000 he scored two Hole in one's in a single 18 hole round. Come on out for your chance at the million dollars with a hole in one! This is a 4 person scramble and the entry fee is $75 per player or $280 per team.  Food and drink tickets are included.  Closest to the pin on each par 3 will play a par 3 shootout, Hole in one wins $1 million dollars.  Putting contest, Outdrive Tyler, closest to the pin and longest drive contests too!!! All procedes benefit a charity of Ricks choosing.  Call White Pine National Golf Club at (989)736-3279 for more info.


Benefit Dinner - There will be a benefit dinner for the Hostetler family, Wednesday, June 9th from 3:30 to 7:30pm at the corner of Old State Road, and M65 in Hale.  Donations will go to the family.  So come on out and enjoy a great meal and help a local family.  There will also be take out available.  There will also be homemade baked goods too!


Community Garage Sale -  The Annual Community Garage Sale in Harrisville will be held Saturday, June 19th starting at 8am in Harrisville and surrounding area.  The registration fee is $3 no later than June 14th.  Registration will include a map listing or detailed directions, plus newspaper advertising the date of the sale.  Call (989)724-6384 to register.


Golf Classic - Ascension St. Joseph Foundation will be holding their annual Golf Classic Thursday, June 24th at Red Hawk Golf Club, 350 W Davison Rd., East Tawas.


Wurtsmith Air Museum - Welcome Home Weekend and WWll Encampment will be held Friday, June 25th to Sunday, June 27th.  For more info please visit


Art On The Beach -  The 37th Annual "Art on the Beach" will be held at the Oscoda Beach Park and at the Intersection of Lake St., and River Rd.  This year it will be held Saturday, June 26th and Sunday, June 27th.  For more info please contact the Oscoda/AuSable Chamber at (989)739-7322.


Arenac Fireworks -  The Arenac Fireworks Festival will be held Saturday, July 3rd at dusk at the City of Au Gres Water Tower, (near the corner of Court St. & South St.)  The fireworks are 100% supported by donations, so please make a donation in any amount!  To volunteer or make a donation please contact Sheree Witlse at (989)329-7444.


Tawas Area 4th of July Celebration -The 4th of July Parade will start at 1pm on July 4th on Newman St., the fireworks will be held at dusk (9:45)pm at Shoreline Park in Tawas City, across from the Iosco County Building.


Oscoda Area 4th of July Parade & Fireworks - Details to be announced so watch this space for more updates.


10th Annual Model "A"'s and "T"s Car Show - The Standish Historic Depot & Welcome Center invites all Model A's and T's to its 10th Annual Car Show, Saturday, July 10th from 10am to 4pm.This show is open to ALL original/restored cars and trucks 1931 and older.  Speedsters must have their original style engine and chassis. Pre-registration received on or before July 3rd is $5, registration after July 3rd and day of show is $10. Lunch and Ice Cream Social will be provided FREE to all pre-registered vehicles with a limit of 2 per vehicle.  So come on out for a day of yesteryear and make sure to dress in Era clothes.


Christmas in July - Looking for vendors!!! Ogemaw County Fairgrounds will be hosting their first ever Christmas in July the weekend of July 10th.  Contact Marty Lucas to reserve a spot today! Call (989)941-2005 or email


Au Gres Cruisers Car Cruise & Show - The 27th Annual Au Gres Cruisers Car Cruise & Show will be held July 22nd & 25th. Also mark your calendars for the Au Gres Cruisers Rock & Roll weekend scheduled July 24th and 25th.  This event will be held rain or shine, or any other extenuating circumstances. 

Saturday July 24th - Car cruise along the beautiful Saginaw Bay lakeshore that ends up at the Au Gres Pavilion along the river.  Burnout contest, live band, beer tent, food, muffler raps and plenty of vintage cars.  There is a $5 admission to the festivities.

Sunday July 25th Car Show - Bring your best polished ride! This is a competitive event and trophies are given out for many vehicle classes.  Follow Au Gres Cruiser's Car Club on Facebook for all of the event details and info.


Blues By The Bay - Blue By The Bay will be held this year from Friday, August 27th thru Sunday, August 29th, at Harbor Park in East Tawas.  Come on out and listen to some great music.


Labor Day Arts and Crafts - This year the Labor Day Arts and Craft show will run Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th from 10am to 4pm at Shoreline Park in Tawas City, across from the Iosco County Building.























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