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Alcona County

February

Kid’s ice fishing tournament in Barton City. Free to kids 15 and under. Fishing poles, bait and holes provided. Prizes awarded. Contact Bill Lossing (989) 335-3895

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First and Third Thursday each month- Alcona County Veterans Coffee and Donuts. 9Am at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. 201 N 2nd St. Harrisville

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.

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

February

8- and Mar. 7, 2020 Meet at Hartwick Pines State Park Contact Station. We have several pairs of snowshoes for you to borrow if you don’t have your own. Snowshoe fitting begins at 7:30pm. Hike begins at 8pm, approximately 2-mile hike through unbroken snow. Event is free but a Michigan Recreation Passport is required for entry to the park. Hike is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Call the Hartwick Pines State Park Visitor Center with questions. 989-348-2537.

22 Feb. and Mar. 21, 2020 Meet at the Hartwick Pines State Park Visitor Center. We have several pairs of snowshoes for you to borrow if you don’t have your own. Hike anytime between 6:30-8:30pm, approximately 1.25 mi hike around the lantern-lit, Old Growth Trail. Warming fire along the trail at the Logging Museum. Fire will be extinguished, and Visitor Center closed at 9pm. Event is free, but a Michigan Recreation Passport is required for entry to the park. Hike is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Call the Visitor Center with questions. 989-348-2537.

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Thursday- Crawford County Veterans Coffee Hour. 9am American Legion Post106 in 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.

Dinner Is Served- Every Monday night we serve a FREE community dinner. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and is located at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church, in the Fellowship Hall (basement). This is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us.

FREE FLY-TYING SATURDAY- 9:00am-1:00pm Each Saturday at GATES AUSABLE LODGE  471 Stephan Bridge Road. We’ve taught dozens of people how to tie flies at these free sessions, and many are now very proficient fly makers. We have a wide selection of materials, vises and lamps. Don’t have any fly-tying stuff? Just come. Have everything under the sun? Bring it. We’re back in the Board Room this year, so you can grab breakfast in the restaurant before we start tying! We have no agenda at these sessions. If you want to work on comparaduns, we’ll be there to help. Our goal is to help you learn to tie what you want to tie. Free chili and a warm fire. We have limited space, first come first served.

Free Beginner Ski Lesson at XC Ski Headquarters February 1 10:30am-11:30pm Recurring Event until March14 Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at the rental desk no later than 10:15 am. Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N. Cut Road Roscommon

Grayling Sportsman’s Club Hosts Open Skeet and Trap every Sunday and Wednesday (excluding holidays) at 11:00 am. Grayling Sportsman’s Club, 6990 Old Lake Road Grayling

Iosco County

February

1- Perchville USA 2020 10am-Noon Join us at the Knights of Columbus hall to witness the crowning of the 2020 Perchville king and queen, enjoy breakfast and interact in some fun games as we kick off the 70th annual Perchville USA.

6- Perchville USA 2020 – Royal Feast 6:00 Pm – 9:00 Pm Knights of Columbus Rushman Hall

22- Vintage Snowmobile Races on an all-new 1/4-mile oval. 405 East Sherman St. Whittemore, MI. Race registration 7:30-9:45am Hot Laps 10-10:45am. Racing at 11:30am. Admission is $10 entry fees are $10 for Kitty Cat and 120, all other classes are $25. For race rules contact Rick at 989-296-9010.

22- Ascension St. Joseph Winter Gala 2020 5:30pm

27- Veterans Coffee Hour 9:30-10:30am American Legion Audie Johnson Post 211, 900 East Lincoln Street, East Tawas

Fourth Thursday (Oct.- April) Iosco County Veterans Coffee Hour 9:30-10:30am American Legion Post 211,

900 E. Lincoln St. East Tawas

Montmorency County

February

1- Reception at 2:00 for “Art for Your Heart”.  Come meet the Artists  Brush Creek Mill

10- Annual Brush Creek Mill Board Meeting. Open to the Public. All are welcome. Please call ahead if you wish to speak–989-742-2527.

21- Music at the Mill at Brush Creek Mill in Hillman

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First Tuesday of each month- Veterans Coffee Hour at 9am Atlanta VFW Hall

Music at the Mill– Brush Creek Mill, Every third Friday of the month year-round. Open “mic.” Sign-up to play or sing. Music starts at 7:00. Concession stand open. Free admission.

Saturday Activities– Spinners & Knitters Group, informal get together. No charge. Share conversation and ideas.

Scrap booking– This group meets the Third Saturday of the month, October through May. No charge. Open to all interested in this popular hobby. Help for beginners. If you would like to get started, all are welcome to join.

Hillman Area Historical and Genealogy Society – Third Thursdays at 1pm Brush Creek Mill

Iyangar Yoga-Mondays and Fridays-9 am Brush Creek Mill

“Getting Fit with Vickie” Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am beginning May 7, free to Brush Creek Mill members.

Ogemaw County

February

1-2 – Rock for Rescue with Slick Jimmy. Knights of Columbus Hall in West Branch, 6 pm till midnight, $20 in Advance and $25 at door. For information call 989-343-PETS Benefit Ogemaw County Humane Society and West Branch Fireworks

8 & 9 – Clear Lake Bar Broomball Tournament at the Clear Lake Bar 2212 Clear Lake Road in West Branch Contact Information 989-345-1155

20- Super Bowl Party at Clear Lake Bar Join us for a Super Bowl Party at Clear Lake Bar 2212 Clear Lake Road in West Branch Contact Information:989-345-1155

22- Tasting at Clear Lake Bar 6-9pm Clear Lake Bar 2212 Clear Lake Road, West Branch Contact Information:989-345-1155

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4-West Branch Creative Arts Association 7:00pm 124 N. Fourth Street First Tuesday every month at 7 pm For information call Linda 989-709-0928

5- Wednesday with Walleye 6-9pm a not so open mic night every Wednesday at The Highway Brewing Co with Dan “Walleye” Smith and guests! Free admittance. 

Books for Lunch, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST Come listen or share in discussion as library friends review new and fascinating books during lunch hour. West Branch District Library the First Tuesday of each month Please call 989-345-2235

Mondays- Wednesdays and Fridays – 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

February

4- Prime Time Family Reading Program at the Oscoda County Library in Mio. Families with kids ages 5-10 years. Six-week program beginning Feb. 4 from 5:30pm to 7pm. Meal and door prize each week and free transportation if needed. To register call 989-826-3613

22- Roast Beef Dinner and Euchre Tournament. At the Mio Moose Lodge 1631 Ryno Rd in Mio. $10 entry fee for Euchre, begins at 5pm. Roast Beef Dinner is by donation and begins at 4pm. 50/50 drawing Silent Auction and giveaways. Sponsored by AuSable Valley Nor-east’r Association of Folk, proceeds are for the Oscoda County Fairgrounds Picnic Table Fundraiser.

28- March 1- 8th annual “Luzerne Area Predator Round-Up” The rules and signup sheets are on Face Book or call the Luzerne Hardware at 989-826-8050 or Luzerne Express at 989-826-5533. Lots of prizes and even more good times. A banquet and awards follow the hunt at the Luzerne American Legion Post #162

Recurring

3rd Tuesday each month- Oscoda County Veterans Coffee and Donuts 9am at Ellie’s 12 Tables in Mio.

Otsego County

February

6- Soft Pastels with Sharon Wade 12-4pm http://www.gaylordarts.org Review and learn more about chalk soft pastel techniques. Learn how to layer up a simple landscape. Beginning & intermediate levels. Bring any soft pastels you have, fan brush, pastel pencils or Nu pastels, rubbing alcohol, plastic bag, white eraser and apron. Paper provided. Call 989-732-3242 to register. Gaylord Area Council for the Arts 125 E. Main St. Gaylord, MI 49735 989-732-3242 $30 for GACA members, $35 for non-members.

15- Meet Norther Michigan Author S.A. Hunt 11:30am-1:30pm Saturn Booksellers 127 W. Main Street. Attention Horror and Fantasy Lovers: Don’t Miss your Chance to Meet S.A. Hunt, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina meets Stranger Things in award-winning author S. A. Hunt’s highly anticipated new Burn the Dark. This is the first book in the Malus Domestica horror action-adventure series about a punk You Tuber on a mission to bring down witches, one vlog at a time. This book is getting great buzz. Come check it out! This event is free and open to the public.

Recurring

First Wednesday each month- Otsego County Veterans Coffee Hour. 9Am at the Gaylord Regional Airport.

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

Second Wednesday- Gaylord Bowling Center Veterans Lunch 11:30am-1pm

Second Monday- NMVC Board Meeting 9:30am at the Chemical Bank 521 W Main St. Gaylord

Third Wednesday- Gaylord Elks Veterans Lunch.12pm

Roscommon County

February

Snowman Building Contest Month of February 2020

1- 2020 Corn Hole Challenge downtown Roscommon. Single elimination and limited to 16 teams. $25 team registration fee. Cash payouts. Register with Tracy at 989-275-8760 or Beth at 989-275-4855. Bring your boards and play. Roscommon Insurance parking lot at 3pm.

5-9 St. Helen Medallion Hunt February 5-9, 2020

8- Snow Packers Annual Snow Run February 8

14&15- Winter Fest at Higgins Lake. Kids Karnival, Ice Slide, Broom Ball and more. For information call 989-275-8760

16 – Friends of the Roscommon Area District Library 10th Annual Wine and Craft Beer Tasting. 3-6pm at the R.A. MacMullan Conference Center. Ticket available at Fifth Street Wines and RADL Lyon Branch Library $25 in advance and &30 at the door.

16 – The Annual St. Helen Bluegill Festival Daytona 500 Pizza and Salad Fundraiser takes place at the Firehouse Restaurant in St. Helen. This is the committee’s first fundraiser of the year and is a blast for NASCAR fans as well as Bluegill Festival fans. All you can eat pizza and salad is served up while watching one of America’s most popular racing events. In addition to the race there are NASCAR games, door prizes, silent auction, a 50/50 drawing, and plenty of excitement. 1:30pm

17 -The Kirtland Garden Club February meeting will be held at the Houghton Lake Public Library at 1 p.m. 

Tom Dale, director at the Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve will speak about the  wildlife sanctuary. It’s open to the community for hik-ing, biking, and sightseeing, outdoor appreciation, environmental education, and programs for area students. This speaker meeting is open to the public. RSVP to Nancy at 989-422-6017 if you have not done so already.

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1st Thursday of each month. Roscommon County Veterans Coffee Hour: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Honoring the service of our military veterans. Blodgett Airport Houghton Lake

2nd Sunday of each month. VFW Country Breakfast 8 a.m. – 12 noon. VFW Post 4159 located across from the Roscommon Post Office.

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 oarding 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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