Where to go What to Do Archives for 2021-03

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



Perchville Button Blast!!!! - You asked for it and they listened.....Perchville 2021 canceled buttons are coming!!!!!!  You will be able to purchase this unique button for $5 AND be entered into a grand prize drawing for a $200 VISA card! Buttons can only be purchased at the Tawas Area Chamber.  Many local businesses will also be participating with lucky button number giveaways and discounts for the month of March.  So buy your button and stop by these local businesses throughout the month of March to see if you are a winner:

The Village Chocolatier


Ben Franklin

Chick 'N Dots


Dairy Queen

Endless Hair Designs

Windjammer Gifts and Clothing

The Ladie's Room

Route 23 BBQ

Blue Bear Jewlery-10% off purchase by ANY button wearer

Button number will also be entered into the Grand Prize drawing LIVE on Wednesday, March 31.  Watch the Chamber Facebook page.

Prizes are:

(2) $25 gift cards courtesy of Always a Holiday Bed and Breakfast

(4) $25 gift cards courtesy of Tawas Bay Insurance Agency

(1) $200 Visa gift card courtesy of the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce

So even though Perchville is canceled the fun continues...Buy your button and visit local businesses for your chance to win.


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.


Bingo - Anyone up for a good game of Bingo???  Starting Sunday, January 24th Bingo will be starting back up at Rushman Hall on Newman St., East Tawas.  Doors open at 5pm, masks and social distancing will be required.


K of C Lenten Friday Night Fish Fry - Tawas Knights of Columbus Fr. Rushman Hall will be holding its annual Lenten Friday Night Fish Fry starting Friday, February 19th from 4:30pm to 6:30PM.  Eat inside or place a take out order by calling (989)362-6333.  Inside dining is set up for Social Distancing. 


K of C Burger Night - Did you miss Fish and Burger Monday's at the Rushman Hall in East Tawas??  Great news!!! Starting Monday, January 25th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm come in for take out.  There  will be fish and a 1/2 lb Smash Burger and a whole lot more.  So mark your calendars for some fantastic food and burgers. Call ahead for take out (989)362-6333.


April Fool's Day Fun - Spring Break Staycation Fun with Cameron Zvara-Comedy Magician & Entertainer, Thursday, April 1st at 10:30am via zoom.  A combination of mind-blowing magic, comedy, juggling and music makes Cameron's show perfect for all ages.  Have a deck of cards handy to participate in the action!!! Register for this Zoom program by sending your email address to by noon on Tuesday, March 30th.  You will then be sent the Zoom link on March 31st.  Another great program from Iosco-Arenac District Library.


Alcona Conservation District - The weather might still say winter but the Alcona Conservation District is holding it's "Spring Tree Sale" now. Click here order your seedlings, hardwoods, fruit trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Order deadline is April 1st and pickup is May 1st at the A.R.A. site on Barlo Rd, Lincoln.  For more info please call (989)724-5272.


Neiman's Family Market - Neiman's will be holding a Job Fair on Saturday, April 10th from 11am to 2pm.  Come in to interview and get a free Neiman's lunch to go.  Neiman's is a family owned business, you will receive a weekly pay, an employee discount, a positive work environment, earned paid vacation and bonus time.  There is also health benefits for full time employees and their family, and a 401k.  Neiman's is hiring full and part time, all positions including cashiers, deli and bakery.  Immediate hiring for eligible candidates.  Remember that's April 10th from 11am to 2pm.


Iosco Conservation District - Spring is in the air at the Iosco Conservation District. They are holding their "Spring Tree Sale" for fruit trees, trees, wildflowers, transplants, shrubs, seedlings and more. You can click here to get info, to place your order. Please order by April 20th with the pick up day being April 23rd through April 25th at the Tawas Inn on US23 in Tawas City. 


District Health Department #2 - District Health Department #2 will be holding mass COVID 19 vaccination clinics:

To Pre-register online at You can also find out if you are eligible for the vaccine.  For more info call (989)346-5020 or (800)504-2650


Blood Drive - Girl Scout Troop #50030, Hope springs eternal blood drive will be held Saturday, April 3rd from 11am to 4pm.  The blood drive will be held at the Oscoda VFW Hall, 240 Chrysler Rd, in Oscoda.  Appointments are preferred, so please visit http://https:?? to schedule your appointment.  All donors will receive a complimentary box of Girl Scout Cookies as a thank you for donating!


Learn The Ways of the Horse - Reining Hope Ranch in Standish will be hosting an introduction of what equine assisted learning is all about, Saturday, May 1st starting at 10am.  They will be doing a variety of activities that show the power of how horses can help people with stress, uncertainties in life and so much more.  So come and join us for a day of self discovery and learn the unspoken ways of horses.  People that would like to volunteer are also welcome to attend. The cost is free and lunch will be provided.  Reining Hope Ranch is located at 2816 Conrad Rd., Standish, MI. Please message us through our Face Book page Reining Hope Ranch so we may plan accordingly for lunch.  You may also text (989)820-4085 to reserve your spot.  Reining Hope Ranch where horses help people one step at a time.


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.


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
























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