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Up Coming Community Events
Cold Weather Outwear - The Rotary Club of Oscoda is filling Pocket Park with cold weather outwear. "The Warming Corner" will be open through the cold months. Donation boxes will be placed at the Robert J. Parks Library and the Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce Office. Donations of hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, and socks are needed and appreciated. If possible, place your donation in a large clear plastic storage bag. Donations of storage bags are also appreciated. Please help keep the community warm this winter. "If you have it, give it! If you need it, take it!"
ACC Talks - Alpena Community College, Oscoda Campus, presents "AAC Talks: Entrepreneurship In Our Own Backyard" featuring Tom Moran of Moran Iron Works in Onaway and Brandon Charbonneau of the Sand Lake Brewery in National City on Thursday, March 30th on the campus, 5800 Skeel Avenue, Room 213. Doors open at 5:30pm, presentation from 6:00-7:00pm. The event is free but registration is requiested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trivia Night - Enjoy Trivia Night on Thursday, March 30th at the Hilltop Bar & Grill, 431 West Mill Street, Oscoda. Sign up starts at 6:00pm, game starts at 6:30pm. Entry fee is $5 per person for teams up to six people. Prizes for winners and light snacks are provided. Proceeds go to the Down Syndrome Society. Call 989-739-0344 for more information.
STEM Day - The Robert J. Parks Library at 6101 North Skel Avenue in Oscoda will host a STEM Day for kids ages 6-16 on Friday, March 31st at 4:30pm. For more information call the library at 989-739-9581.
Lenten Fish Fry (East Tawas) - The Tawas Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry takes place at Rushman Hall, 821 Newman Street, East Tawas:
- Friday, March 31st from 4:00-6:30pm
- Friday, April 7th from 4:00-6:30pm
Selections include Perch, Walleye, Shrimp, Salmon, Cod, or Chicken Strips dinner or Seafood Platter. Meals include Hot & Cold Bar, Dessert, and Drink. Takeouts available by calling 989-362-6333.
Lenten Fish Fry (Herron) - The St. Rose of Lima Lenten Fish Fry takes place at the church, 3433 Herron Road in Herron on Friday, March 31st from 4:30-7:00pm. Selections include beer batterred fish, or baked, Cajun-seasoned fish, plus a baked potato, french fries, or oven roasted parmesan potatoes, cole slaw, fresh baked bread, dessert, and beverage. Cost is $15 for adults, kids 5 and under just $5, and a family rate is available!
Bag for a Buck - Harbor Lights Pregnancy & Information Center will hold a "Bag for a Buck" event on Saturday, April 1st from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the center, 310 Newman Street, East Tawas. Fill a Neiman's grocery bag for just a buck. Clothing sizes newborn to adult and household goods. Use cash or clients can us Baby Bucks. Parking and entrance at the rear of the building.
Craft & Antique Show - American Legion Auxiliary Unit 211 presents their "Spring Craft & Antique Show" on Saturday, April 1st from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The show will be held at the American Legion Hall, 900 East Lincoln Street, East Tawas. Interested vendors should register by March 27th at $20 per table. Leave a message for Janie at 989-362-9199. Proceeds to Building Operating Fund.
Klondike Canoe/Kayak Challenge - The Klondike Canoe/Kayak Challenge will be held Saturday, April 1st at Van Ettan Creek at Huntington Bank on F-41 in Oscoda. Registration at 11:00am, event starts at 1:00pm. Non-racing canoes and kayaks may be used, you provide life jackets, personal flotation devices, and paddles. Cost is $10 per paddler. Event held in association with the Michigan Canoe Racing Association and proceeds benefit the Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon. For more information visit www.ausablecanoemarathon.org
Ducks Unlimited - The Huron Shores Chapter of Ducks Unlimited with hold their annual Membership Dinner on Saturday, April 1st at Rusman Hall, 821 Newman Street, East Tawas. Doors open at 6:00pm for registration, cocktails, and raffles. Dinner at 7:00pm. Tickets are $60 for a single, $100 for a copule and includes membership, dinner, and attendance prizes. There will also be gun raffles and auction. For ticket information call 989-965-3326 or 248-255-2320.
Klondike Run/Walk - The Klondike 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run Challenge will be held Sunday, April 2nd across from the Van Ettan Lake State forest Campground, F-41 in Oscoda. Registration at noon, event starts at 1:00pm. Cost is $10 per person. Proceeds benefit the Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon. For more information visit ausablecanoemarathon.org
Eagles Breakfast - The Barton City Eagles #4141 will host a breakfast on Sunday, April 2nd from 8:30-11:30am at the Lodge, 671 Sanborn Road in Barton City. Cost is $9 for adults, kids 6-10 $4, 5 and under free. Call 989-736-3050 for more information.
Easter Egg Hunt - St. Paul's Lutheran Church welcomes kids Pre-School through the 6th grade to an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, Apirl 8th at 1:00pm. There will be 3,000 hidden eggs at the church, 407 M-65 in Hale.
Easter Egg Hunt - The Barton City Eagles #4141 will host an Easter Egg Hunt on sunday April 2nd at 2:00pm at the Lodge, 671 Sanborn Road in Barton City. Kids can come meet the Easter Bunny, find some eggs, and maybe win a prize. For more information call 989-736-3050.
Painting Class - Enjoy a painting class by Cottage Vision Designs on April 19th at 6:00pm. The class will take place at the Hale High School cafeteria. Cost is $40 with all supplies included, and 50% of the money goes to support Hale's 8th Grade Mackinac Trip. Register with Mrs. Nieman by April 13th: call 989-728-3551 ext. 225 and leave a message or email email@example.com.
Veterans Coffee Hour - A Veterans Coffee Hour will be held from 9-11am at Audie Johnson American Legion Post #211, 900 East Lincoln Street, East Tawas on Thursday, April 20th. All veterans are welcome!!
Earth Day Cleanup 2023 - The Tawas Area Rotary Club invites everyone to participate in the Earth Cleanup 2023 on Saturday, April 22nd. Pick up supplies like trash bags, gloves, and vests in advance at TCA Insurance, Miners Grove, or Visions Hair Salon. Then on April 22nd, you can volunteer and/or pick up supplies or drop off your collected trash between 9:00am and 3:00pm at the Tawas Bay Player's parking lot at 401 Newman Street, East Tawas or at the Tawas City Hall Parking Lot/Veteran's Park. Plus, receive a goody bag when you drop off trash at either location! Earth Day Cleanup is an outdoor cleaning effort, so no fuel, paint, oils, tires, or hazardous materials will be accepted. For more information, call or text 810-429-0122, visit tawasrotary.org, or find Tawas Rotary Club on Facebook. Sponsored by Consumers Energy with special thanks to GFL for a dumpster and the many area businesses for their generous support.
Virtual 5K - The Michigan DNR invites everyone to take part in the "Run For The Trees: Happy Little 5K." The race takes place between April 22-28, but registration is open now! Everyone who participates will get a keepsake "Happy Little" T-Shirt, a commemorative bib number, and a finisher's medal! Registration is $34 per person and proceeds will be used to support tree planting and forest protection in state parks. Register now at runsignup.com
Relaxed Birding - The AuSable Valley Audubon will host "Relaxed Birding" at Tawas Point State Park on May 12th & 13th from 8:00am to 12 Noon. Local birders will be available to greet visitors and answer questions about bird sightings in 3 different places within the park. There will also be a small, tented area staffed by local volunteers with lodging, shopping, and restaurant info as well as maps to an assortment of other birding 'hot spots' around the county. A large white board will be available for bird sightings to be posted by visitors. Please contact Bill, the group's president, if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Sales - A Community Sale takes places every second Sunday from May through October (May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, Sept. 10th, & Oct. 8th) at the ARA Site/Fairgrounds in Lincoln. All sales run from Noon until 4:00pm with vendor set up beginning at 11:00am. Contact Doug at 989-335-0996 or Jess at 989-464-7457 for more information. Follow Alcona County Fair on Facebook!
Alcona County Cleanup - A County Wide Cleanup will take place on May 20th from 8:00am to 2:00pm at the ARA Site in Lincoln. Contact Bill at 989-724-5077 for more information. Follow Alcona County Fair on Facebook!
Bigfoot Bash - Mark your calendars for the Inaugural Bigfoot Bash! The Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce will be running an ongoing campaign throughout the Summer of 2023. The OACC is on the hunt for Bigfoot and will be searching for him at sponsoring local businesses. Sightings of Bigfoot will be posted on our webiste, EBlast Newsletter, even pages, and social media accounts. Viewers will earn an entry into a contest each time they share Bigfoot's progress with thier friends. "Follow" Bigfoot as he travels throughout Iosco County!
- June 3rd: The Shoreline Players Theatre on Skeel Avenue in Oscoda
- June 24th & 25th: Art on the Beach in Oscoda
- 4th of July Parade in Oscoda
- September 15th-17th: Paul Bunyan Festival at Furtaw Field
- September 29-30: Bigfoot Bash at Oscoda High School the last weekend of September
Follow Bigfoot's journey on the Oscoda-AuSable Chamber Facebook page and visit oscodachamber.com!
Business Expo - A Business Expo will take place on June 4th from Noon to 4:00pm at the ARA Site in Lincoln. Contact Bill at 989-724-5077 for more information. Follow Alcona County Fair on Facebook!
Free ORV Weekends - Ride Michigan's 4,000 miles of off-road vehicle trails and routes and the state's six scramble areas without an ORV license or permit during two Free ORV Weekends, June 10-11 and August 19-20. All other ORV rules and laws still aplly, and the Recreation Passport is required where applicable.
61st Annual Fly-In - The Iosco Flying Club presents the 61st Annual Iosco County Airport Fly-In on Sunday, July 16th from 8:00am until 12:00 Noon. In conjunction with Tawas Bay Summerfest, you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise, a great brekfast, and see the airplanes. Adults are $10, Kids 5-12 are $5, 4 and under are free. Inlucdes all you can eat pancakes and eggs with a serving of sausage. Sponsored by the Iosco Flying Club, 1131 Aurerich Road, East Tawas. Airport Identifier 6D9.
Alcona County Fair - Save The Date for the Alcona County Fair going on August 8-12. Events and activities include: Native Amusments, Market Sale, Bump & Run, Farmer John, lawn mower races, Madd Hatters Circus Sideshow, Stoker Band, Shania Twain & Toby Keith Tribute show, and so much more!
Art Exhibition - The Besser Museum in Alpena is hosting a juried art exhibition now through October 29th. Stop by and see the beautiful artwork on display. For information, visit bessermuseum.org
ON GOING LOCAL EVENTS
Artisan Hall Exhibitions - Stop by the Historic Huron Shores Artisan Hall Exhibitions:
- Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 11:00am-4:00pm
- Sundays 1:00-4:00pm
- Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
- Call 989-254-5567 for information
Oscoda Senior Center - Visit the Oscoda Senior Center located at 653 State Street SW in Oscoda. Enjoy great food, line dancing, cardio drumming, card games, crafts, board games, relaxation coloring, nature walks, the writing club, and meeting new friends and socializing with friends and neighbors. A copy of the calendar and menu are available at the Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce Office. For more information, call the Oscoda Senior Center at 989-739-3668.
K of C Burger Night - Did you miss Fish and Burger Monday's at the Rushman Hall in East Tawas? 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 Bingo - The Tawas Area Knights of Columbus Hosts Bingo Sundays at Rushman Hall, 821 Newman Street, East Tawas. Doors open at 4:00pm, Bingo starts at 6:00pm.
Hale Bingo - The Hale VFW hosts Bingo Sundays & Thursdays at the Hall, 203 Ainsley Street in Hale. Doors open at 3:30pm, Bingo starts at 6:00pm.
Mikado Bingo - The Mikado Goodfellos hosts Bingo Mondays at the Civic Center on F-41. Doors open at 4:00pm, Bingo at 6:30pm. Food available for puchase and all proceeds go to charity.
Sand Lake Bingo - The Sand Lake Heights Seniors host Bingo Tuesdays at the building in Sand Lake. Doors open at 11:00am, Bingo at Noon with proceeds to the Sand Lake Seniors.
Sand Lake Bingo - The Sand Lake Heights Men's Association will host Bingo with a Michigan Progressive Jackpot, Fridays at the building in Sand Lake. Doors open at 5:00pm, Bingo at 6:00pm.
Cancer Support - Friends Together, the cancer support agency serving all of northeast Michigan is holidng a support group Tuesdays at 5:30pm at Rushman Hall on Newman Street in East Tawas. Anyone who has been touched by cancer, or if you have a family member with a cancer diagnosis, you are welcome to the weekly support group. All Friends Together programs and services are free. For information, log on to friendstogetherMI.org or call 989-356-3231.
Food Pantry - If you or someone you know is in need of food, there is a free food pantry available at the United Methodist Church in Oscoda. The Pantry is located by the entry doors nearest to the church parsonage. The Pantry is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Pantry is refilled by community donations. All items are free to those who need them.
Baby Needs - If you or someone you know is in need of free supplies for babies or toddlers, such as diapers, pull-ups, wipes, or rash cream, these are avaiable through Iosco County MDHHS. You must be a resident of Iosco County to qualify. As the front desk staff at MDHHS for more information: Iosco County MDHHS, 2145 East Huron Road, East Tawas, MI 48730.
Northeast Michigan Regional Farm Markets
Winter Market - Develop Iosco hosts a Winter Market featuring fresh produce, baked goods, specialty gifts and crafts every Saturday now through April 29th from 9am-Noon at the Sand Lake Community Center, 4049 Indian Lake Road, National City. Those interested in participating can email Julie at DIWinterMarket@gmail.com.
Alpena Farmer's Market - Open Saturdays from 8:00am until 1:00pm at Michekweis Park in Alpena. Shop locally grown fresh produce, beef, honey, flowers, and much more! With Live music and special programs. For information, log on to AlpenaFarmersMarket.com.