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Play Ball - Register to play for the Tawas Area Little League with 2 ways to sign up.  For your convenience, on-line registration has been extended.  Tawas Area Little League registration on the Blue Sombrero website is now active at http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/tawasreall, until March 22nd. Please pay on-line by credit card on or before March 22nd.  League cost $45 per player or $115 for 3+children.  For more info please contact Jen Bruning at (989)254-7733 or Rbruningii@yahoo.com.

 

Hot Reads for Cold Nights - With winter official here now is a good time to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate.  To get you started, the Tawas City Friends of the Library are having it's 6th annual "Hot Reads for Cold Nights", Jan. 7th through March 30th.  Stop by the Tawas City Library and pick up a bookshelf bingo game sheet and enter the contest.  Keep track of your reading and fill in the game sheet with your book titles in the appropriate squares.  Turn in your completed game sheet for an entry to the contest, multiple entries are encouraged.  Weekly drawings will be held to win gift certificates to local businesses.  A grand drawing will be held April 1st for a $50 gift certificate to Neiman's Family Market in Tawas City.  For more info please call the Tawas Library at (989)362-6557.

 

Adopt A Pet -  The Oscoda Kmart and Iosco County Humane Society will be holding an Adopt A Pet, Saturday, March 23rd from 1pm to 3pm.  The shelter will be bringing some furry friends looking for their furever homes.  This event is to bring awareness into the community and to open your hearts or home to pets that need supplies or a furever home.  If you can't adopt a pet donations of any type would be appreciated.  Enter for a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards being given away to anyone that brings in a donation or adopts a pet?  For more info please contact the Iosco County Humane Society at (989)362-3170 or Kmart at (989)739-9911.

 

Back By Popular Demand - The Oscoda Eagles will be holding a Classic Country Music Show featuring "Gibson Seal" country music band.  The show will take place on Saturday, March 23rd, from 7pm to 11pm at the Oscoda Eagles.  For more info please call (989)739-9165.

 

Ogemaw Business Expo - 2019 Ogemaw County Business Expo and Job Fair will be held Tuesday, March 26th from 4pm to 7pm at the Ogemaw Heights High School.  Largest Netwoking event in Ogemaw County with several exhibitors showcasing their services and products.  Explore our community and support our local businesses at this premier event.  The West Branch Area Chamber is excited to add the Job Fair portion to the Business Expo. The great thing about this is that the Chamber would like to help you, we do aa the work and you will get the applicants.  So bring your resume's for some of these jobs.  For more info please contact the West Branch Chamber at (989)345-2821.

 

Iosco Arenac District Library - The Robert J. Parks Library in Oscoda will be holding a Spring Break Staycation show featuring Joel Tacey Comedy Show.  The show will take place on March 26th, at 2pm at the library.  The funny man will entertain with wacky stunts, astounding magic, and tons of laughs; plus Joel always needs help from the audience.  This is interactive fun for the whole family.  For more info please call (989)739-9581.

 

Songs & Sunshine - Spring Break Staycation! Join the award winning children's entertainer, songwriter and recording artist Kevin Devine, in a rollicking concert full of sing alongs and dancing, Thursday, March 28th, at the Tawas City Library at 10:30am. 

 

Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend - Britt Family Pure Maple Syrup of Tawas City, Ron's Pure Maple Syrup of West Branch, and Delaney's Wood Fired Maple Syrup of Rose City will be participating in the Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend, March 30th and March 31st from 10am to 4pm both days.  So stop onto one or all of them to sample all kinds of maple goodies.  There will be maple sugar demonstrations and other educational activities.  So come on out for a sweet taste of Michigan at any of these great maple farms.

 

Soup and Salad Dinner - FISH Organization is hosting a Soup and Salad Dinner, Saturday, March 30th from 4pm to 7pm at Tawas United Methodist Church.  It will be a donation only, funds will help local people who need assistance with rent, utility bills, baby items etc.  For more info please contact Laura at (989)820-9188.

 

Klondike Canoe Race - The Klondike Challenge has become an AuSable River Canoe Marathon fundraising event, incorporating a 5K/10K Run/Walk into the weekend’s festivities,

Saturday, April 6, 2019.  $5 per paddler, with registration from 11am to 12:45pm at Chemical Bank in Oscoda.  The C-2 event starts at 1:00 p.m., C-1 event starts after C-2’s are underway. Then on Sunday, April 7, 2019, 5K & 10K events start at 1:00 p.m., with registration from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. across from the Van Etten Lake State Forest Campground.  The event is organized by the AuSable River International Canoe Marathon Committee, and hosted in conjunction with the Michigan Canoe Racing Association.  Paddlers and runners of all ages and talent levels are welcome to enter.  For more information about the Canoe/Kayak or Run/Walk Challenge, please contact: Rod Matthews, 989-254-7815 or rodmatthews29@yahoo.com. See you there!

 

Drive 4UR School - Dean Arbour Ford & D4URS teams up with Tawas Area Project Graduation for the class of 2019, Saturday, April 6th at Tawas Area High School. Come take a test drive for a great cause, every valid test drive generates $20.00 towards project graduation, no purchase necessary! So mark your calendars, and come support the graduates of Tawas High School class of 2019!  For more info please contact Dean Arbour Ford at (989)362-3489.

 

Paul Bunyan Comedy Show - The Paul Bunyan Comedy Festival comes back to the Hilltop Bar & Grill in Oscoda, MI April 11 to 13, 2019. It’s the festival’s 2nd year & will celebrate stand-up comedy with 30+ comedians from across North America. The festival will feature a variety of comedy showcases ranging from family-friendly to not so family-friendly, as well as a story-telling show & roast battle. We have 8 showcases with our festival comedians coming to the Hilltop this year:
Thurs Apr 11th @ 7pm & 9pm
Fri Apr 12th @ 7pm & 9pm
Sat Apr 13th @ 4pm, 6pm, 8pm & 10pm
There will be a live podcast Thurs April 11th @ 11pm from one of our festival directors, Dan Bublitz, who’ll be interviewing 3 comedians discussing some rough experiences they’ve dealt with in comedy. This podcast event is free (donations welcome).
The locals only open-mic where area residents can try their hand at stand-up will be held Fri April 12th at 11pm. This will also be free (donations welcome).
Tickets are $10 online or at the Hilltop in advance (or $15 night of each show). Proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association
989-739-0344

 

Oscoda Sports Boosters - The Oscoda Sports Boosters will be holding a Reverse Raffle Saturday, April 13th.  Tickets are $75 per couple and include Dinner, Raffles, Music, Prizes and more.  For tickets or more info please call (989)820-1594.

 

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,

Ed Beckley: Cell: 989-324-7111, SHOP: 989-646-2444 Email: Edward.beckleyIII@gmail.com Contestants can sign up online at: www.m65baitshop.com Or by Mail to: M65 Bait Shop II, 302s Main St. Au Gres, MI 48703. Make all Checks payable to: Au Gres Area Chamber of Commerce In amount of $35.00.

 

Lake Huron Sink Holes - Sunrise Side Lifelong Learning will be kicking off their 7th year with a presentation on "Lake Huron Sinkholes" with researcher Steve Ruberg. The discoveries were made in 2001 by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary with Steve being the leader in the exploration of the sinkholes.  In an inland fresh water sea, the sinkholes have conditions as harsh and harbor microorganisms as unusual as Antarctica's permanently frozen lakes and deep sea hydrothermal vents.  This presentation will be held Thursday, April 18th, at the Knights of Columbus Rushman Hall in East Tawas from 6pm to 8pm.  This is open and free to the public.  There will also be raffles for various themed baskets.

 

Market Day -  Shore Line Players of Oscoda will be holding Market Day, Apr. 20th, at the theater from 10am to 5pm.  Stop by and see what's "in store" at the theater.  Vendors vary every month.

 
Iosco Conservation District - Reforestation Tree Sale Fundraiser will be held Friday, April 26th, Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th. Times are Friday, and Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from 11am to 3pm.  Seedlings, Transplants, Shrubs, Small Fruit Plants and Fruit Trees are available.  Order placed by Friday, Feb. 15th will get a 5% discount, with orders due by Monday, April 1st. A limited supply of excess trees will be available on site on the days of the sale.  Pick up orders at Tawas Inn, 1124 S. US23, Tawas City.  For full brochure please log onto their website at www.ioscoconservation.org/tree-sale.
 
Breakfast With The Easter Bunny - Quota of Iosco County and Huron Community Bank will be hosting the 2nd Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Saturday, April 13th at Tawas United Methodist Church from 9am to 11am.  Breakfast is $5 per person, children under 2 years eat free.  Crafts, games, pick an egg for a prize, and a grand prize drawing will be held.  Photos with the Easter Bunny will also be available.  For more info please contact Laura at (989)820-9188.
 
Blues and Brews - Come on out for a special weekend of up close and personal interaction with some of the best in the Blues business, May 3rd and 4th at Forwards Conference Center in West Branch. Experience Northern Hospitality like no where else in Michigan, then enjoy an invite only after party with an all star casual jam, incredible food representing flavors of the Mississippi Delta including some Cajun and Creole favorites.  Featuring the finest Michigan beer from Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, meet the artists, get signed CD's.  Single tickets are $25 and dinner package is $50.  One night for 2 includes show and Lumberjack after party, stay at the Super 8 for $139 or at Quality Inn for $159.  Two nights for 2 includes both shows and Lumberjack after party both nights, stay at Super 8 for $249 or Quality Inn for $289.  Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend Package at Quality Inn for $379.  For more info please call (989)345-3503.
 
Get Your Glow On - Come Light Up The Night with the Rose City/Lupton Glow Fun Walk that will be held Saturday, May 4th at the Rose City Park.  Registration begins at 8pm in the pavilion.  Music, Fun, Prizes, cost is $25 for adults, 5 to 12 years $10, 4 and under free.  Cost includes tee shirt and walking tacos. Pre register to ensure shirt sizes by calling or email, Cindy Rosebrough at (989)685-2103 or rosecityhall279@gmail.com.
 
26th Annual Gourmet Delights - Quota International of Iosco County will be holding their 26th Annual Gourmet Delights, Sunday, May 5th from 11am to 2pm at the East Tawas Community Center on Newman St.  Adults $12 and Children (6 to 13) $5, Children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available at Alley Cuts, Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce, and any Quota Member.
 
Oscoda Sports Boosters Reverse Raffle Dinner - Don’t miss the biggest social event of the year! Join us for a fun night of Dinner, Raffles, music, 50/50’s, prizes and more.
Tickets are $75/Couple and include dinner for 2 and one chance in the big raffle!
For tickets or more information message us on our facebook page OR call 989-820-1594
or email us at oscodasportsboosters@gmail.com
Thank you in advance for your continued support of our SPORTS PROGRAMS !!
 
Tawas Point Birding Festival - "The Biggest Little Birding Festical in the Midwest" May 16th thru May 18th, 2019.  Come to Michigan’s Sunrise Coast to enjoy spring birding at its best, attend birding walks and tours, brush up on your bird identification skills, and support conservation efforts in the state of Michigan! The Tawas Point Birding Festival is a Michigan Audubon Signature Event that is supported by the local chapter, AuSable Valley Audubon

Festival participants enjoy some of the best birding in the Great Lakes region; Tawas Point is well known for high concentrations of migrating warblers during the month of May. Species highlights have included Kirtland’s Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-crowned Sparrow, numerous raptors, shorebirds, and more. Over 160 species were recorded during the festival weekend in 2016.

The 2019 festival will include guided tours of local hotspots, a birding 101 workshop, bird identification workshops, and opportunities for birders to network and socialize. Festival headquarters will be at the Tawas Bay Beach Resort, 300 E Bay St, East Tawas. Tours will either begin here or at Tawas Point State Park, 686 Tawas Beach Rd, East Tawas.

 
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

 

AuGres Memorial Day Parade - Au Gres Area Chamber of Commerce Presents:
2019 Au Gres Annual Memorial Day Parade, Come Celebrate & Honor Our Heroes!

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

Kids who decorate and ride their bikes in the parade will receive a free cone coupon donated by Zanners IceCream Shop! Call 989-876-6688 to enter & for information.

Prizes powered by the Au Gres Area Chamber of Commerce

 

 

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