Community Calendar

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March 20

What: Red Cross Blood Drive

When: March 20 from 1 - 5:45 p.m.

Where: New Hope United Methodist Church 7296 9 Mile Rd in Mecosta


What: CapTel Captioned Phone Display

When : March 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: 801 E. Front Street

*Contact: Debra Mikowski, 231-922-4911 or


What: Grief Recovery Group - Understanding Your Grief

When: 10-week on Monday mornings from March 20 to May 22 (9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)

Where: Samaritas Senior Living (formerly Lakeview Manor) located at 460 Pearl Street in Cadillac

*Sessions are free of charge -- for more info call 231-876-6915

March 21

What: District No. 4's Health Board

When: Tuesday, March 21 at 10 a.m.

Where: Cedar Room at the District Health Department No. 4 Alpena

March 22

What: Life Around the World

When: Wednesday, March 22 at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Traverse City, 801 E. Front Street

Details: Join Chris Doyal, award-winning photographer, for a photographic tour of warmer destinations. See rice fields and Nemo in Bali, Indonesia; sharks and colorful soft corals in Fiji; and tiny critters in the Philippines. Free event and advance registration is required.

Contact Information: Debra Mikowski 231-922-4911

March 23

What: Kindergarten Round-Up at North Central Academy

When: March 23 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: North Central Academy 5055 Corey Road Mancelona, Mi 49659

Contact: 231-584-2080 or visit

Do you have a soon-to-be Kindergartener, or know someone who does? Spread the news, and join us for our Kindergarten round-up event.

March 25

What: The Leelanau County Democratic Party will be managing 4 food drives for the Leelanau Christian Neighbors’ food pantries.

When: Saturday, March 25, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: One drive is at Hansen Foods, in Suttons Bay, one is at the Leland Mercantile, one in Glen Arbor at Anderson’s IGA, and one at Deerings Market in Empire.

*Needed are packaged items that do not require refrigeration. Cash donations also welcome.

March 27

What: Acme Christian Thrift Store and Food Pantry (ACTS) Fundraiser at Bob Evens

When: March 27 - 29 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Bob Evans Restaurant - 1964 US 31 North Traverse City, Mi


What: CapTel Captioned Phone Display

When : Monday, March 27, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: 801 E. Front Street

*Contact: Debra Mikowski, 231-922-4911 or


What: Deluxe Pancake Breakfast Sunday

When: April 2

Where: Lions Community Building/Highway 616, Maple City

Adults $9

6yrs-12yrs $5

5yrs and younger eat free

April 3

What: Say Workshop

When: : Monday, April 3, 2017 at 1 p.m.

Where: 801 E. Front Street

*Contact: Debra Mikowski, 231-922-4911 or

April 8

What: 2nd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

When: April 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: First Congregational Church 6105 Center Rd, Traverse City, Mi

*Search for several thousand eggs filled with wrapped candy! (Free event)


What: Green Acres Yearly charity Artisan and Craft Show

When: Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Green Acres 253 Pearl St. Cadillac

*Green Acres will be filling the hallways with beautiful handcrafted items. You can also stop by and buy lunch and have your money go directly to Meals on Wheels. Hot dogs, chips and pop will be sold for $3.00


What: Mom to Mom Sale

When: April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Bayview Wesleyan Church

*Baby and kids clothes, baby equipment, nursery and kids furniture, bikes, toys, games and books and maternity clothes

$1 admission supports Bayview Ministries


What: Arts and Craft Show

When: April 8 at 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: VFW Post 2780 3400 Veterans Drive TC, Mi.

April 10

What; Estate Planning: What You Should Know

When: Monday, April 10, 201 at 6 p.m.

Where: Kingsley: The Rock, 115 E. Blair Street

*Contact: Debra Mikowski, 231-922-4911 or

April 11

What: Boardman River Selective Fish Passage seminar

When: April 11 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Where: ISEA Education Center

CLICK HERE for more information.

April 12

What: Aqua Egg Hunt - Charlevoix Area Community Pool

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Register for one of two waves: 6-7 p.m. or 7-8 p.m.

Where: Charlevoix Area Community Pool - 11905 US 31 North Charlevoix, Michigan, 49720

*Swim and dive foreggs, then trade them in at the end of your hunt for an awesome Good Bag!

**$5 per swimmer - limited to 50 swimmers per wave

CLICK HERE for more info

April 13

What: Kids' Dance Party and Game Night

When: Thursday, April 13 from 5-8 p.m.

Where: Incredible Mo's

$20 in advance, $25 at the door. Children under 5 are free

CLICK HERE for more information

April 15

What: LifeHouse Community Easter Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: LifeHouse Assembly of God 1120 W. Division St., Cadillac

Event is free!


What: Front Porch Cafe Fundraiser = Featuring Lighthouse Pentecostal Tabernacle Youth Group

When: Saturday, April 15 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Where: 9235 Main Street Ellsworth, Mi 49729

Tickets are sold in advance at the Café or by one of the church members.

$10.00 Adults $6.00 Children 11 and under

April 16

What: Bike Repair Class

When: Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Location: McLain Cycle and Fitness: 2786 N. Garfield Road, Traverse City

*Contact: Debra Mikowski, 231-922-4911 or

April 20

What: WMU - Spring Open House Speaker Series - Traverse City

When: April 20 from 3-6 p.m.

Where: NMC University Center 2200 Dendrinos Drive Room 211 Traverse City, Mi

Free Registration at

April 23-29

What: Charlevoix's Spring Restaurant Week

When: April 23-39

Where: Charlevoix

*Come and enjoy a culinary journey through Charlevoix

April 29

What: Ruff and Whiskers Dinner Dance and Auction

When: April 29 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Where: VFW Walsh Post 4499 1211 28th St. Manistee Mi

Tickets: $30 per person in advance / $35 per person at the door.

Website & more info:

May 4

What: Spring Trunk Show hosted by Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic

When: May 4 from 1-7 p.m.

Where: 929 Business Park Drive, Traverse City

A percentage of proceeds from the sale will benefit Traverse Health Clinic, Preserve Hickory and Mt. Holiday. GTOC will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Father Fred Foundation during the trunk show.

CLICK HERE for more info

May 5

What: "30 for 30" campaign benefiting Third Level Crisis Services

When: Friday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Grand Traverse Pie

*12-hour campaign to raise $30K in support of the 30,000 contacts fielded each year through Third Level's 24-hour crisis suicide prevention line.

CLICK HERE fore more information.


What: RCG Annual Auction: Cinco De Mayo Celebration!

Who: “Rotary Club of Gaylord is hosting a night of fun and fundraising for the benefit of the Gaylord community. Join us for dinner, dancing, drinks, silent auction, live auction and many fun games.

When: May 5th, 2017

Where: Otsego Club & Resort

**Tickets are $50 and will be available for purchase at several Gaylord area businesses toward the end of 2016. Contact:

May 20

What: Trails to Trails 5K Fun Run/Walk

When: Saturday, May 20

Where: Vasa Pathway, Barlett Rd, Williamsburg, Mi 49686

CLICK HERE for more info

May 28

What: Crystal Mountain's 4th Annual North Mitten Half Marathon, 10K and (new this year) 5K.

When: Sunday, May 28

  • Half Marathon: 8am
  • 10k: 8:30am
  • 5k: 9am
  • Course closes at 1pm

Where: Crystal Mountain Resort

*Register by January 10 for the absolute best rate. CLICK HERE for more.

June 21

What: Third Level Golf Classic

When: Wednesday, June 21 at 10 a.m.

Where: Elmbrook Golf Course

$95 if registered before June 9

CLICK HERE for more information

July 29

What: Rendezvous in the Sault

When: July 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: City Hall Grounds (225 East Portage Ave Sault Ste. Marie, Mi 49783)

*Cost: Adult $4; Children 12 and under $2; Family $10

CLICK HERE for more info


What: Connor Gorsuch Kids Fishing Day

When: July 29, 2017

Where: Kids Fishing Pond 1425 Riverside Dr. Sault Ste. Marie

*Cost: Free!

CLICK HERE for more info

July 30

What: Rendezvous in the Sault

When: July 30, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: City Hall Grounds (225 East Portage Ave Sault Ste. Marie, Mi 49783)

*Cost: Adult $4; Children 12 and under $2; Family $10

CLICK HERE for more info

Aug. 4

What: Downtown Days

When: Aug. 4 - 5 starting at 9 a.m.

Where: Downtown Sault Ste. Marie 536 Ashmun Street Sault Ste. Marie

CLICK HERE for more info