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This Out and About calendar is correct to the best of our ability, however during this time of social distancing please always call ahead to ensure the event is not canceled or postponed. To submit a calendar item email warren@UpNorthVoice.com.

Alcona County


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

ARA Farm Market – Every Saturday (May-Oct) 9am-12:30pm 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


8-22 -GREAT NORTHERN ART EXPLOSION 2020 Artists will compete for $8,000 in cash prizes in the 2nd annual Great Northern Art Explosion, a multi-day public and juried art contest hosted by AuSable Artisan Village in partnership with Kirtland Community College.  THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED- THE NEW DATES ARE SEPT. 4-20 with an entry deadline of August 8.

21-22-  Civil War Reenactment at Wellington Farms 9am-5pm. A truly amazing historical event. Stroll through the camp of a Michigan Regiment to see what life was like for the soldiers on the front lines of the Civil War. Watch as Union and Confederate soldiers engage in battle. Observe the Michigan Artillery in action as they fire their cannons.

28- Grayling Chamber Golf Outing at the Fox Run Country Club. Registration 8 a.m. Shotgun start 9 a.m.

4-person team scramble must be registered by August 17th.  Men’s/Mixed Team Division & Women’s Division $300 per foursome ($75 per individual) Includes 18 holes of golf with cart, meal served during event, entry into most tee contests, and goody bag.

Free fly tying Saturday-  9:00am-1:00pm each Saturday at Gates AuSable Lodge  471 Stephan Bridge Road. 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.

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

  Grayling Sportsman’s Club hosts Pistol Shooting every Tuesday (excluding holidays) at 1:00 p.m. at Grayling Sportsman’s Club, 6990 Old Lake Road Grayling.

 AuSable Valley Animal Shelter Pet Food Pantry 10 a.m. To noon. AuSable Valley Animal Shelter, 5786 Fairground Lane Grayling. Dry dog and cat food is available at the shelter barn on Wednesdays. Registration is required. For more information call 989-348-4117 Monday – Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

Iosco County


The East Tawas Holy Family Council of Catholic Women annual Christmas bazaar. scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2020, has been CANCELLED for this year.  Blinda Baker, Bazaar Chair  989 387-0742


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


 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.

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

Ogemaw County


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.  

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.


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


1- Biblical Chili at 1782 N Abbe Rd, Fairview, MI 2-7pm Come join us as we celebrate our first full year of podcasting! Join us for food, fun, and conversation. Biblical Chili, a spot where 4 imperfect guys discuss the stories in the Bible and how they manifest in our lives, and we hope to hear from you to let us know how it is present in yours as well. Let’s learn from each other.


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



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

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

Third Wednesday- Gaylord Elks Veterans Lunch.12pm

Roscommon County


3- The Northern Center Blood Drive 10am-2pm at The Northern Center 7784 Stone School Rd, Houghton Lake

5- Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band. Concerts are at 7:00pm on CRAF Center lawn at the gazebo and inside for inclement weather. Refreshments are available and all concerts are FREE to the public.

15- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes Annual Golf Outing. 4 person scramble sign up at 9am and Tee off at 10am. $50 per person includes 18 holes with cart, lunch and prizes. White Deer Country Club in Prudenville. Contact Pam Kincaid at 989-422-5111.

15- Jeep Night returns to Jack’s Place of Roscommon from 5pm until 8pm  All Jeeps, Trucks, SXS, toys are welcome. See Sean to enter name into raffles that will be going on during the event. T-Shirts, Oil Changes, and other giveaways will be handed out. Corn-hole and beach volleyball will be available to play. Best Jeep of the event will be announced as well!

17- VFW Post 4159 Blood Drive for the American Red Cross. 12 noon until 5:45pm


1st Thursday of each month. Roscommon County Veterans Coffee Hour: 9am – 10am 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.

Thursdays- Gerrish Township Marina Farmer/Craft Market  1-6pm at 103 Mill Rd in Roscommon Vendors welcome please call 989-821-9313 ext.229

Saturdays- Village of Roscommon Farmers Market 10am-2pm at 211 North Main Street. At the AuSable River Center.

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

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