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EDITOR’s NOTE: Effective with the January issue of Up North Voice, calendar items need to be submitted through email at warren@UpNorthVoice.com, or through the website calendar at UpNorthVoice.com. By entering the information in the online calendar, we can promote your event both in print and online.

For information call 989-275-1170.

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  • The staff of Up North Voice

Alcona County


1-Join local musicians in a casual jam session at the Harrisville United Methodist Church (fellowship hall), 217 N. State St. Light refreshments will be served during this free event. This friendly get-together is co-sponsored by the church and Inspiration Alcona.

15-Hunter’s Dinner at the Barton City VFW Hall at 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Barton City Improvement Association. Contact Bill Lossing at lossing46wh@yahoo.com or call (989) 335-3895.

15-Swiss steak dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Alcona Masonic Lodge 292, 316 E. Traverse Bay, Lincoln. Contact Eric Wagner (989) 739-8172.

15-Tax Day Boogie-Woogie Blues. Matthew Ball, the Boogie Woogie Kid plays for taxpayers to lift their spirits at 5:30 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 W. Main St. Contact Will St. John (989) 736-3000.

24-Community Thanksgiving Service. Churches in Alcona County join to offer a service of prayer, music and thanksgiving at 6:30 p.m. Contact Sue Wander (989) 335-4054.


Classic Movie Night – 3rd Friday of each month at 5:45 p.m. The movie, popcorn and soda are all free. Shows are on the big screen at the Harrisville Library, 312 W. Main St. Contact Will St. John 989-736-3000.

ARA Farm Market – Every Saturday (May-Oct) 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ARA Site on Barlow Road in Lincoln. Shop for local produce, meats and products. Contact Billie Thompson 989-724-5077

State Park Programs – The Explorer Guide Program offers fun and entertaining talks, hikes, and other outdoor learning experiences. Programs vary from hiking out trails, listening for certain birds, or looking for rare plants. Events are free, but a current Recreation Passport is required to enter the park. Contact Eric Ostrander – 989-724-5126

Recycle Alcona, Inc. – 2nd Saturday of each month 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lincoln ARA Site. Household type recycling paper, tin, glass, cardboard, plastic (1-7). Contact Bill Thompson 989-724-5077

Crawford County


2- Chix with Kix – Women’s Self Defense Classes November 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm  AuSable Martial Arts Academy, 214 Huron St. Grayling, MI 49738

2- Teen Fall Fest for youth ages 13-19. Dinner, Hayrides, Bonfire, Games and more. 5-10 pm at Bambi Lake Camp 3468 Bambi Rd. Roscommon

5- Zumba – Gold (Low-Intensity) November 5 @ 10:00 am Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 308 Lawndale Grayling, MI

5- Line Dancing November 5 @ 11:00 am Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center, 308 Lawndale Grayling, MI 

5- Autumn Wreath Workshop November 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center, 308 Lawndale St. Grayling

16-30 GPA Festival of Trees at the Grayling Mini Mall. See Santa on November 17 from 11am-1pm. 50+ trees are beautifully decorated by area businesses and given away in a raffle. Purchase the raffle tickets, then simply choose your favorite tree and place a ticket stub in the corresponding container. November 16-December 1, 2019 10am-6:30pm, Sundays 11-3 Drawings will be held on the 1st – no tickets will be sold that day.

17- Come One, Come All to the annual Goodale’s Train Show on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from noon until 4pm. See the largest display of trains and houses around. Admission is a canned good or monetary donation for the Crawford County Community Christian Help Center Food Pantry.
Take M-72 east to Industrial Drive north. Address is 1629 Industrial…watch for the green “The Goodale’s” sign and the railroad crossing sign on the east side.

28- Blood Drive November 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Munson Healthcare is hosting a blood drive with Michigan Blood. They will be in the mobile bus, which will be parked behind the hospital by the Crawford Room. Grayling


Tea and Tech Time- Every Monday through Friday Make yourself a hot beverage and let the library help you one-on-one with your laptop, tablet, e Reader, or phone questions! Call 989-348-9214 to make an appointment with staff available every Monday through Friday.  Appointments are also available for 3D printer demonstrations.

Genealogy Group- Monday from 9:00 am-12:00 pm Bring your ancestry research and collaborate with others sharing similar goals.

Let’s Get Fit- Every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 pm Join our adult exercise program designed with seniors in mind. Easy chair exercises, stretching, and simple yoga moves improve mind and body. Wear comfortable clothing.

Story Hour- Every Wednesday at 11:15 am Birth to preschool children can come to enjoy stories, songs, crafts, snacks and activities. No sign up required.

Sit and Knit- First Thursday and Third Tuesday of the Month Join area fiber fanatics to share ideas in the techniques of knitting, crochet, felting, embroidery, etc. Bring your projects. Every first Thursday @ 10:00am and third Tuesday @ 5:00pm.

Iosco County


2- Stacey Keiser Book Signing11:00 Am – 1:00pm Chick’n Dots, 229 Newman Street East Tawas

2- Trivia Night, Quota International of Iosco County, 6 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, East Tawas

21-Veterans Coffee HOUR9:30 – 10:30 a.m. American Legion Audie Johnson Post 211, 900 East Lincoln Street, East Tawas, MI.

Ogemaw County


9- St. Joseph Comedy Night 5:00pm-5:00pm Join for a night full of dinner, laughter and music. Featuring comedian Andy Beningo and music by Chase Blackmore. Knights of Columbus Hall
601 Columbus Drive. Doors open at 5 pm with dinner starting at 6 pm and entertainment around 6:45 Cost is $30 available at St. Joseph School ticket includes dinner, show and two drink tickets.

9- West Branch Moose Lodge #2051 presents Variety Music Show 7:00pm-10:00pm
Country, 50’s & 60’s, Old Time Rock & Roll Featuring Kountry Klass Variety Band

14- the Rose City Area Historical Society will be holding its annual fundraiser Bake Sale from 9am-2pm in front of Family Fare in Rose City.  Support your local history. 

16- 9am-3pm the United Methodist Church on the corners of State Rd and Morrison Rd in West Branch is having their annual Craft Show. Bake Sale, gently used gifts and craft vendors…Contact Penny 989-345-5778 vendors still needed.

21- Ogemaw Area Swim Boosters November 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM Ogemaw Heights High School room 210 For more information please call Pat at 989-312-0864


Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s – Meditation at Living Well Nutrition 6:30 AM www.getherbal.net

Join for a Free Meditation Class offered by Living Well Nutrition

Mondays-Charity Bike Nights 6pm-8pm Iron Bandogs Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club presents Ogemaw County Charity Bike Nights All generated proceeds go to Ogemaw County Charity Foundations. Door prizes and 50/50 raffles.

Tuesdays- Healthy Relationships Group offered by the Riverhouse Shelter. All women are welcome. 3-4:30pm at Michigan Works.

Tuesdays- Kiwanis Club of West Branch meets at the China Inn. 12pm

Fridays- A Matter of Balance 9:30 AM -11:30 AM Designed to reduce the fear of falling & increase activity levels among older adults. Sponsored by the Ogemaw County Commission on Aging.

Saturday’s – 8AM-2PM in downtown West Branch, MI on S. 3rd St. Discover locally grown fresh produce & a wide variety of other treasures.

Oscoda County


31- Trunk or Treat at the AuSable River Restaurant at 5 p.m.


2- Fall Wine Tasting and Silent Auction 6:30-9:30pm

Otsego County


2- Saturn Booksellers 127 W. Main St. Gaylord, MI 49735 Join us once again in welcoming Kath Usitalo for a

 “Sit’ n Sign” of her newest MI travel book, Secret Upper Peninsula: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure Saturday, November 2nd 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

5-12 Fall Restaurant Week- Tuesday, November 5th – Tuesday, November 12th A week-long event featuring local cuisine at a great price! This event allows Chamber Member Restaurants to showcase their restaurant as well as their menu. Chamber Member Restaurants will provide dinner for $25 and lunch for $15 with some establishments offering two for one pricing and drink specials.

12- Gaylord 4:45 Club 4:45 PM – 6:45 PM An informal networking opportunity. Relax and enjoy a cold beverage.

To promote business, idea sharing, entrepreneurship, and to create and foster community conversation among Otsego County emerging leaders. A partnership between The Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Otsego County and the Otsego County Economic Alliance.


Wednesdays- 3:00-4:00pm If you, or someone you know is living with a chronic lung disease like COPD, Lung cancer, Pulmonary fibrosis, or emphysema, we would like to invite you to join us on the 3rd Wednesday of every month starting at 3pm at MediLodge of Gaylord. To register call 989-732-3508 or just stop on by MediLodge of Gaylord at 508 Random Lane

Roscommon County


1- Packy’s Pets Featuring One Love Rescue Our 1st Year Anniversary – instead of a “spectacular sale” – we wanted to do more… we will be having Music, food, beverages, contests for best dressed costume prize, silent auction, 50/50 and more 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm  You can purchase tickets at the shop or by contacting One Love Rescue at (989)329-3661.

2 – Teen Fall Fest. 5-10 p.m. at Bambi Lake Camp. Hayrides, game of CLUE, bonfire and Smores. Open to all teens in Roscommon and Crawford counties.

2 – Trivia Night at Ramada Inn in Grayling to benefit the Children’s Assessment Center. $20 per person. Beer, water and snacks provided. Bring a team or come and join one. Early registration: 989-275-7145.

7 – Houghton Lake Chamber Breakfast at Elk’s Club. Open to the public. 7:30-8:30 a.m.

9 – We Care Fall Festival in St. Helen.

14 – Business 2 Business Breakfast. Sponsored by Roscommon County United Way. 8 a.m. at Kirtland Community College Grayling Campus.
20 – The Roscommon County Democratic Party will be holding our regular monthly meeting on at 6 p.m. at the Denton Township Hall. Also, on November 20, the Roscommon County Democratic Party will be hosting a Debate Party at Shenanigans Pub, 6263 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake, MI 48629 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The committee will provide Pizza for Debate Party attendees

30 – Shop Small Saturday at Higgins Lake and Roscommon businesses.



Tech Hour: Every Friday at 2:00pm: Come in if you have any computer questions, or need assistance with

    technology, we can sit with you and help.

Story Time: Every Thursday at 10:30am: Join Miss Julie in a wonderful morning program. Children learn how to

    socialize, explore their creative side, and grow their love of reading. It is a great way to start the day!

Sit and Get Fit: Every Thursday at 2:30pm: Come and do light exercises. It is a great way to stay mobile and

    keep those joints moving.

Adult Trivia: The third Wednesday of every month at 4:30pm: Answer questions, meet new people, and see if

    you are smarter than a librarian.

Genealogy Interest Group: The last Wednesday of every month at 1:00pm: Come and join the discussion.

    Joining in on the discussion gives patrons the opportunity to ask questions and get answers.

The Roscommon Area Historical Society (RAHS) meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Gallimore

    Boarding House, 404 Lake St., Roscommon. Visitors always welcome. Dues are $20 a year. The RAHS house

    and museum is open Memorial Day through Sept. from noon until 4. Admission is free. Questions call Sharon

    Boushelle 989-387-2489

Take your business up a notch -get Free advice from the BIZ CONSULTS from Sawmill Rural Business Center.The 1st Tuesday of every month at Houghton Lake Chamber, 1625 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Prudenville, from 10am-1pm or the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Sawmill Rural Business Center, 702 Lake St., Roscommon, MI from 9am-12pm For more information contact: Diane Suvada (989)275-5743
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