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Feb. 25

What: Kenwood Carnival

When: Feb. 25 from 6-8 p.m.

Where: Kenwood Elementary School

1700 Chestnut Street Cadillac, Mi 49601


Feb. 28

What: Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Class

When: Tuesday, February 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. *last for nine weeks

Where: 1649 E. M-32, Gaylord, Mi.

CLICK HERE for more information.

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WHAT: Aikido - The Art of Peace class, a Martial Art practice

WHEN: Tuesdays from 10AM to 11AM (Beginning TUE, February 28th 2017)

WHERE: The Grand Traverse Circuit - 225 W Fourteenth St. Traverse City, MI 49684

*Questions? Contact Bogdan Heretoiu @ 734.731.6618 or visit InnerPathDojo.com

*$10 donation suggested

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What: Breath and Balance - A Zero-Impact Aikido approach for Seniors

Where: The Grand Traverse Circuit - 225 W 14th St. Traverse City, Mi 49684

When: Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 100 a.m. (Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 28)

Questions? Contact Bogdan Heretoiu @ 734.731.6618 or visit InnerPathDojo.com


March 1

What: Traverse IT Happy Hour

When: Wednesday, March 1 from 5-7 PM

Where: Right Brain Brewery, 225 East Sixteenth Street, Traverse City, MI 49684

More info: Local technology professionals are invited to the Traverse IT Happy Hour at the Right Brain Brewery on Wednesday, March 1 from 5-7 PM. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided compliments of Safety Net. Special event co-sponsor is Laser Printer Technologies. No sales presentations, just a chance to network with IT colleagues. Register online at bit.ly/2lVkwBV or send a quick email to RSVP@safetynet-inc.com.


March 2

What: Career and Employment Fair

When: Thursday, March 2 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Where: Northwestern Michigan College Great Lakes Campus, 715 E. Front Street

For more information and for the list of participating employers, as well as help preparing for the event, go to nmc.edu/careerfair

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What: Free Savvy Social Security Workshop

When: Thursday March 2nd at 6pm

Where: Petoskey Public Library

500 E. Mitchell St.

Petoskey, MI 49770

**Please call (231) 486-6021 or email victoria.kelly@thrivent.com to reserve a place for yourself and a guest.

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What: Celtic Crocheting - Free

When: Thursday: March 2 at 2 p.m.

Where: Interlochen 9700 Riley Road

*A beautiful, new crocheting technique will be revealed.Bring your own Size 4 yarn and Size H or larger crochet hook. Knowledge ofback-posting is helpful. Advance registration appreciated.

Contact Information: Debra Mikowski 231-922-4911

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WHAT: NMC 11th annual Career and Employment Fair

When: Thursday, March 2 from 4:00-5:30pm

Where: Hagerty Conference Center on NMC's Great Lakes Campus


March 4

What: Cadillac Heritage Christian School Open House

When: Tuesday, March 14 from 6-7:30

Where: 1706 Wright Street

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What: Les Cheneaux Lions Club “Cabin Fever Reliever"

When: March 4, doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Clark Township Community Center

*Entrance is $15

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What: Kalkaska Winterfest

When: March 4 and 5

Where: Kalkaska - Race is held at the Civic Center by the Kaliseum

*There will be sled dog races, IWPA dog weight pull, craft show, silent auction and food on site

More info: kalkaskawinterfest. org or info@kalkaskawinterfest.org


March 5

What: Kalkaska Winterfest

When: March 4 and 5

Where: Kalkaska - Race is held at the Civic Center by the Kaliseum

*There will be sled dog races, IWPA dog weight pull, craft show, silent auction and food on site

More info: kalkaskawinterfest. org or info@kalkaskawinterfest.org


March 6

What: LifeHouse Assembly of God is hosting a Michigan Blood Drive

When: Monday, March 6 from 1pm to 7pm.

Where: At the church on 1120 W Division St., Cadillac.

**To set your time contact Dave at LifeHouse Assembly of God 231-775-7858.

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What: Michigan Blood Drive

When: Monday, March 6 from 1-7p.m

Where: LifeHouse Assembly of God 1120 W. Divison Street, Cadillac

To set your time contact Dave at LifeHouse Assembly of God 231-775-7858.


March 9

What: Greenspire Energy Expo

When: Thursday, March 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: The Greenspire School

*Learn how you and your family can reduce your carbon footprint, save money and preserve local habitats.

**Admission is free

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What: Life Around the World

When: Thursday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Interlochen - 9700 Riley Road

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

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What: Free Savvy Social Security Workshop

When: Thursday March 9th at 1pm or 7 pm

Where: The Traverse City Chamber of Commerce

202 E. Grandview Pkwy

Traverse City, MI 49684

**Please call (231) 486-6021 or email victoria.kelly@thrivent.com to reserve a place for yourself and a guest.


March 11

What: Lady Lancer Softball Team Equipment and Camp Fundraiser

When: Saturday, March 11 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Ellsworth Elementary School, White Street, Ellsworth, Mi 49729

Silent Auction Closing by 6:30 pm

$7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 11 and under


March 14

What: USCG Oil-in-Ice Exercises seminar

When: March 14 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Where: ISEA Education Center

CLICK HERE for more information.

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What: "Be Scam Smart" Workshop

When: Tuesday, March 14 from noon to 1 p.m.

Where: TBA Credit Union - Front Street Branch Location


March 15

What: Annual Northern Michigan College Night

When: Wednesday, March 15 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: Charlevoix Middle/High School - 5200 Marion Center Rd., Charlevoix


March 16

What: 19th Annual Dinner/ Auction (Irish Dinner)

When: Thursday, March 16 from 5-7:45 p.m.

Where: 800 W. 13th Street, Cadillac, Mi 49601

*Featuring the Northern Lights Irish Dances at 5:30 p.m.


March 17

What: "Getting to the Heart of Parenting" Two Day conference

When: Friday, March 17 from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Saturday - March 18 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Where: New Hope Community Church - Auditorium 5100 Bethesda Ct. Williamsburg, Mi 49690

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What: Interlochen Public Library Benefit Concert

When: Friday, March 17, 2017 7:30 pm

Where: Corson Auditorium

** $15/person -- Online registration now open at: www.newhope.cc/parenting

March 18

What: Front Porch Cafe Fundraiser - Featuring the Ellsworth Lioness Club as the wait staff

When: Saturday, March 18 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: 9235 Main Street, Ellsworth, Mi 49729

$10.00 Adults $6.00 Children 11 and under

Saturday, March 18th, at 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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What: Laps For Life

Where: Schuss Mountain

When: Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:30am-3:30pm

**Must be registered prior to 9:30am by calling 231.533.8621 ext 7158 or by emailing skershner@shantycreek.com. Pledge forms also available at these contacts.

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What: A 3 on 3 basketball tournament for grades 3 - 10 presented by YMCA of Northern Michigan

When: Saturday, March 18th

Where: Petoskey High School (1500 Hill Street, Petoskey, MI 49770)

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What: St. Patrick’s Day Dinner / Dance

Where: Summit City Grange Hall, Kingsley Village Market Band

When: Saturday, March 18th 4:00-6:00 Dinner / 6:00 to 10:00 Dance

**5 & under Free, 5-15 yrs. $7.00, 16 yrs. and up $ 15.00


March 20

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 dmikowski@grandtraverse.org


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 27

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 dmikowski@grandtraverse.org


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 dmikowski@grandtraverse.org


April 8

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


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 dmikowski@grandtraverse.org


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 15

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 dmikowski@grandtraverse.org


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: www.homewardboundmanistee.org

May 5

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: www.facebook.com/gaylordrotary


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.

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

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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



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