EZ Community Calendar

Week of Oct 15


Register by Oct. 31st for the Nov 2-3 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop to prepare caregivers to provide suicide intervention. 8a-5p, both days required to receive certification. Free; snacks, lunch &  workshop materials provided. Register via email kierstensride@outlook.com


Now- Oct 31…The Cheboygan Jaycees present: Socolovitch Farm's Corn maze. The maze will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday every weekend starting the last weekend in September thru Halloween. Day cost (not Haunted) all ages $5; Night cost (haunted) Ages 12 & up $10, 11 & under $8, 3 & under free. 5076 Polish Line Rd-Cheboygan. Info: 231-420-4136


Now-Nov 15…Nominations being accepted for the ATHENA Award-presented to a community member for their impact on the growth and success of girls and women in our region. Sponsored by Dave Kring Chevrolet/Cadillac in Petoskey. Forms available at the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce. Info: 231-347-4150


Oct 14-21…Traverse City Cider Week. Info: traversecity.com


Oct 18…Friendship Centers of Emmet County invite seniors 60 & older to Square Dance from 1-3pm. Regardless of skill level, no previous experience necessary. Free, but donations are welcome. The center is located at 1322 Anderson Rd-Petoskey. Info: 231-347-3211


Oct 19…October Swirl 5:30-7pm at the Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. A Blend of culture, food & wine, live music and more. $15 adv. $20 day of. Info: crookedtree.org


Oct 19…Soup & Casserole Supper 4-6pm at Inverness Township Hall-Cheboygan. Homemade soups & casseroles, bread, desserts and beverages. $8 Adults/ $5 kids 12 & under. Proceeds benefit the Cheboygan Humane Society. Info: 231-238-8221


Oct 20-27…Petoskey Restaurant Week. Info: petoskeyarea.com


Oct 20…Glen Arbor Art Association Reader’s Theater presents “On Golden Pond. 7:30pm at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church-Burdickville. Free. Info: 231-334-6112


Oct 20-21…”Arty Party” at the Old Art Building-Leland. 16 area artists will present original works at this Invitational Show. Friday 1-7pm with Reception at 4pm; Saturday 10am-6pm. Free. Info: oldartbuilding.com


Oct 20-21…Fall Food Drive at D & W Fresh Market in Petoskey to restock the pantry at the Salvation Army. Info: SAPetoskey.org


Oct 20…Ribbon cutting and open house at the new location of Chelsea’s Closet. 4-7pm, N. Main St-Cheboygan. Info: 231-818-9126


Oct 20… Military Appreciation Night at the Cheboygan Chief’s football game, 7pm. All Military personnel get in free.


Oct 21…Mom 2 Mom Sale 11-2 at Petoskey Middle School. Gently used children and baby items. Admission $1. 


Oct 21…Glen Arbor Pumpkin Fest Noon-4pm at the Glen Arbor Township Park. Fall family fun with activities and live music. Info: visitglenarbor.com


Oct 21…Dog-O-Ween 3-5:30p at the Pavilion in Downtown Gaylord. Pet and owner costume contest, kids activities, bake sale, and more! $5 individual, $15 family. Benefits Friends For Life to assist with the cost of spaying/neutering dogs and cats in Otsego County. Info: 989-350-9907


Oct 21…ReLeaf Michigan tree planting 8:45am-1pm at various location throughout Kalkaska. Starts at Chalker Park. RSVP appreciated. 231-258-9191 ext 12.


Oct 21…Crafts ‘n More Show 9a-3p at St. Mary Cathedral Parish Hall-Gaylord. Two rooms of crafters, raffle, Granny’s Country Kitchen, door prizes every hour, free admission. Info: gaylordchamber.com


Oct 21…The Grand Illusion Women’s Event 9a-4p at the Beacon Assembly of God-Roscommon. Register by Oct 16th, $10. Bringing unity, healing and wholeness to women. Info: beaconagmi.org or call 989-275-5309


Oct 21…Sleeping Bear Dunes “Star Party”. This date marks the 47th anniversary of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Celebrate with the final start party of the summer at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, Stop #3 from 8p-10p. Free admission, but park pass required. Info: traversecity.com


Oct 21…American Legion Spaghetti Dinner 4-7pm at the VFW Boyne City. Proceeds will benefit the Veterans helping Veterans program. By donation. Info: boynechamber.com


Oct 21…North Star Figure Skating Fall Carnival 1-4pm at New Beginnings Ranch – Levering. Bounce house, face painting, games, silent auction, photo booth, Dukes Dogs and more. $5 person/$20 family of 6. Info:


Oct 21…Kalkaska Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Old Fashion Square Dance starting at 1pm at Kalkaska High School Cafeteria. Free admission, donations welcome. Fiddlers at 1pm, open mic at 4pm, round & square dancing at 5:30pm. Food & beverage available. Info: 231-360-6167


Oct 21…Northern Michigan Equine Therapy Halloween Fun Run 10a-1pm at their location in Boyne City. 10:00am start 1 mile walk and 5K run; Carve a pumpkin for NMET’s Halloween display; Water and popcorn provided. Course features wooded trails Jogging strollers permitted. $35 on-site registration individual, $15 Child and $50 family of 4. Proceeds benefit equine therapy scholarships for local children and adults with disabilities. Horses will be in costume, put yours on too! Info: nmequine.com.


Oct 22…Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra presents “Harry Potter Comes To Petoskey” 4-6:30pm at the Petoskey Middle School. $15 general admission, 18 & under free. Listen and enjoy Harry Potter Suites with narration by Gary Albert. General Admission tickets will be available at area chambers of commerce or online at www.glcorchestra.org. For more information, contact the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra office at (231) 487-0010.


Oct 22…Elite Fall Wedding Expo Noon-4pm at the Grand Traverse Resort-Acme. Visit with wedding vendors, see the latest fashions, win door prizes, register for the honeymoon getaway and more! Info: miwedding.com


Oct 22…Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet presents “Fall for Dance”, the 11th annual student-orchestrated performance. 7pm at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 adults, $5 students. Info: 231-347-4337


Oct 26…Fajita Fundraiser Dinner to benefit people with challenged abilities. 5:30-7:30pm at First Congregational Church-Benzonia. $9. Info: visitbenzie.com


Oct 26-29…The Northland Players present “The Drowsy Chaperone” – a musical within a comedy- at the Cheboygan Opera House. Oct 26-28 at 7:30pm, Oct 29 at 2pm. Tickets are $13 adults/$­­9 students. Info: cheboygan.com


Oct 27…Spook Swim 6-8pm at the Charlevoix Area Community Pool.                                                             Reservations with payment required. Enjoy spooky music & decorations, floating pumpkins. Swim, eat pizza, grab a goodie bag. $5 students and adults (swimmers and non-swimmers) 3 & Under free. Info: 231-547-0982


Oct 27…Fall Family Festival 7pm at Mt Zion-Traverse City. Free food, bounce houses, carnival games, prizes & candy. Admission 1 bag of candy per family. Info: mtzionfwc.org


Oct 27…Trick-or-Treat at the Y 3:30-5:30pm at the West Silver Lake YMCA-Traverse City. Free. Multiple stations through the building with candy and treats as well as fun festive activities. All ages welcome as long as costumes are worn. Info: 231-933-9622


Oct 27… Fright Night at the Castle in Charlevoix 6:30 to 11pm

Adult-only, spooky celebration, benefitting Charlevoix Children's House. Tickets are $50 per person and include OPEN BAR, catered dinner, a silent and live auction with emcee Scott MacKenzie, costume contest with prizes, DJ Dr. Party, and dancing. Info: castlefarms.com


Oct 28…Bliss Fest Music Fall Concert Series presents The Fitzgeralds ( family folk featuring fidding & step-dancing) Doors at 7:30, show 8pm at the Crooked Tree Arts Center – Petoskey. Info: blissfest.org


Oct 28…14th Annual Trunk or Treat & Great Pumpkin Roll 6:30pm at the St. Ignace Big Boy parking lot. Decorate your vehicle and pass out treats. Haunted woods walk to follow. Info: 906-643-9700


Oct 28…Haunted Trail & Trunk or Treat 6-8pm at Brave Hearts Estate-Pellston. By donation. Walk the haunted trail, tour the grounds, decorate your trunk and hand out candy! Details: (231) 539-7111


Oct 28…Petoskey ski team annual ski swap 8a-noon at Central Elementary School-Petoskey. New & Used Equipment Sold, including Downhill and Cross Country Skis, Snowboards, Ski & Snowboard Boots, Quality Clothing - Adults & Kids, Helmets, Ski Poles, Demo Equipment, and much more! All sales are final. Credit cards excepted. Drop Off - equipment to be SOLD on Friday, Oct 27th 5-8 PM Pick Up - unsold equipment Saturday, Oct 28the 2-4 PM (Items unclaimed by 4 PM on Saturday will be considered a donation.) * Received items must be in good working order and of good quality (softly used, not worn-out). Event host holds the right to reject items deemed unsuitable for resale following a review. Info: Charlevoix.org


Oct 28…The Haunted Circus at Cadillac High School, 7-9pm

hosted by the CHS Drama Club! See amazing acts, tremendous feats, contortionists, lion tamers and more! Admission is $5 and includes face painting and donuts and cider. For ages 10 and up.


Oct 28…Downtown Halloween Walk 10-11:30am-Traverse City. Trick or treat at participating stores. Info: downtowntc.com


Oct 28…Downtown Trick-or-treat 9:45-noon – Petoskey. Info: petoskeydowntown.com


Oct 28…9th Annual 5K Zombie Run. The race will start and finish at Right Brain Brewery, Traverse City. Starts at 9am. All proceeds from this event will go to TART Trails. Adult 18 and up $30, Teen 13-17 $20, Child 12 and under $15.Prices go up $5 after Oct. 26th. Info: 231-941-4300


Oct 28…Fall Bazaar & luncheon 9a-4pm at the Norwich Township Hall-Moorestown. Crafters, Grandma’s Attic, cookie walk, baked goods and more. Proceeds benefit the Moorestown/Stittsville UMC food pantry & hurricane relief. Info: 231-229-8563


Oct 29…13th Annual Grand Bridal Expo 10-3p at Castle Farms-Charlevoix. Fashion show at 3pm, workshops, prizes, wedding vendors – photography, cakes, music, jewelry, flowers and more. $5 adv/$6 at the door. Info: castlefarms.com


Oct 29…17th Annual chili cook-off and raffle 4-7pm at the Helena Township Hall-Alden. $12 adults, $5 children 5-12yr. Bake sale too. Benefits Help From My Friends Pet Crisis Center. Info: walhfmf.org


Oct 29…Glen Arbor Trick-or-Treating Noon-4p – downtown. Info: visitglenarbor.com


Oct 31…Harbor Springs Halloween Parade 1pm downtown.


Oct 31… Kick off trick-or-treat at the Halloween Parade in Boyne City.  Line-up is at 4:30 p.m. in front of CindiFranco's Cool Stuff on Lake Street.  At 4:45, the parade then goes down Lake Street, turns right onto 100 block of  Water Street, and then turns right onto Park Street and ends at the Library, where the Fire Department hosts their haunted house in the Red Barn. Info: boynechamber.com



Nov 1-2…Holiday Assistance Sign-up 10a-2p at the Salvation Army in Petoskey. Info: 231-347-3531 ext 103


Nov 2…Business Expo and Taste of Boyne 3-7pm at Boyne Mountain Resort-Boyne Falls. 95 exhibitor booths, great food, music and more. $5 and includes all 12 Taste of Boyne booths. Info; boynechamber.com


Nov 4…45th Annual Zonta Fashion Show 11a-2pm at Odawa Casino-Petoskey. Themed “Women Rock the World,” highlighting the latest fall and winter fashions from more than 30 retailers in the Petoskey-Harbor Springs area, and includes an elegant lunch, entertainment, a silent auction and a gift basket raffle.  Tickets are $60 each. Info: petoskeyarea.com


Nov 4…Presley, Perkins, Lewis, & Cash  7:30-9:30pm at Petoskey Middle School. $10 students/$20 adults. Featuring the music of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. Info: crookedtree.org


Nov 4…30th Anniversary Dicken’s Christmas Bazaar 9am at First Congregational Church – Traverse City. All proceeds benefit the community. 100 artists, book signings by local authors, blacksmith demonstration, carolers & more. Free shuttle from Central H.S. Complete details: fcctc.org


Nov 4…35th Annual Holiday Gift Fair 10a-3p at Bellaire High School. Raffles every ½ hour, over 60 vendors with everything from jewelry & soaps to local maple syrup and custom furniture. Info: bellairechamber.com


Nov 5…Empty Bowls 2017 11a-2p at the Hagerty Center-Traverse City. Soup & bread from local restaurants, live entertainment, silent auction, handmade bowl to take home. Help Food Rescue fight hunger in Northwest Michigan. $20 person/$75 family of 4. Info: goodwillnmi.org


Nov 5…Luminaria at the Labyrinth 5-6pm Mancelona. You are invited to remember your loved ones in a very special way, light a luminary in remembrance of those you wish to honor and walking the Labyrinth, engage in one-on-one conversation and prayer at one of the semi-private stations especially set up for you. This event is free to all, and will include warm beverages and snacks, as well as instructions on how to use the Labyrinth. Located on the corner of S. Washington & E. Michigan. Info: mancelonachamber.org


Nov 7…Cornerstone Christian School Annual Benefit Harvest Dinner/Silent Auction 4:30-7pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall-Cheboygan. Adults $12, kids 3-12 $6, $30 family. Also children’s area and raffle items. Info: 231-627-2160


Nov 7…Bone marrow drive 10-7p at McLaren Northern Michigan Charlevoix. For individuals aged 18 - 44, it takes just 10 minutes of your time for a simple cheek swab. By becoming a Be The Match member, you may help save a life. Free. Info: 231-487-4633


Nov 9-12…Old Town Playhouse Young Company presents “Robin Hood”. This rollicking romp follows the legendary outlaw and adroit archer, Robin Hood, as he helps the downtrodden and outwits the pompous Sheriff of Nottingham, while still finding time to win the heart of the fair Maid Marian. 7-8pm Nov 9-11, 2pm Nov 12. $15 adults, $6 under 18. Info: oldtownplayhouse.com


Nov 10…Red Kettle Kick-off at Oleson’s in Petoskey starting at 11am. Santa will be there for photos, free cider & cookies! Info:

231-347-3531 X103


Nov 10…Murder Mystery Dinner 6-10pm at Shanty Creek Resorts-Bellaire. This year's Murder/Mystery dinner will be taking place in a 1920's Speakeasy, and you are encouraged to dress the part. Tickets are $50 each and includes dinner, dessert, 1 drink ticket, and your very own part in this year's mystery. Along with dinner and a show, there will also be a silent auction, wine pull, and cash bar. Funds raised from the event will be used to fund the BHSCIA Scholarship, with additional money raised to be used towards New Scoreboards for the Baseball & Softball fields at Craven Park. Info: bellairechamber.com


Nov 10… Training for Char-Em United Way’s Literacy Corps will be held at the Char-Em ISD, located at 8568 Mercer Rd in Charlevoix, from 9:30-11:30am. Literacy Corps volunteers work with children and youth in a variety of settings in Emmet and Charlevoix counties. This training will provide Literacy Corps members and other youth-serving volunteers with valuable resources for their volunteer experience. Literacy Corps training is free to attend and will be led by Char-Em ISD Education Specialist, Kari Maki. Info: charemunitedway.org


Nov 10-17…Traverse City Beer Week. Info: traversecity.com


Nov 11…Flapjack & Flannel Festival 1-7p at The Little Fleet-Traverse City. $25 person. 10+ breweries, 30+ brews, live music, pancake pairings, games and more under a large heated tent. Info: traversecity.com


Nov 11…Vasa Trail Run 5K, 10K, 25K 9a-1pm at the Vasa Trail Head – Williamsburg. Info: traversecity.com


Nov 11…Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum in Rogers City bell tolling service for the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald. 1pm. The event is free and the public may visit the different areas of the museum after the program.  Info: 989-734-0706


Nov 11…Annual Ski Swap 9a-4p at Treetops Resort-Gaylord. Ski and snowboard equipment, clothing and more. Info: gaylordmichigan.net


Nov 12… November Swirl 5-7pm at the Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. A Blend of culture, food & wine, live music and more. $20 adv. $25 day of. Info: crookedtree.org


Nov 15…Craft-a-rama 3:45-4:45 at the Charlevoix Public Library. For grades K-12. Free. Info: Charlevoix.org


Nov 20…Manna Food Project “Empty Bowls” at Staffords Perry Hotel-Petoskey


Nov 23…Kiwanis Turkey Trot 9a-11a. 5K & 1 mile fun run. Starts and finishes at the Boyne District Library. $30 person, $60 family All proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Boyne City. Info: boynechamber.com





Help is available for Michigan homeowners to avoid foreclosure through Step Forward Michigan. Questions, call Lindsey 231-582-6436


Now-Sept 29…  2017 season of the Downtown Petoskey Farmer's Market every Friday from June 16th to September 29th, from 8:30 am to 1 pm.


Now – Oct 10…Kalkaska Farmer’s Market open on Tuesdays 2-6pm at Railroad Square-Downtown. Info: kalkaskavillage.com


Northern Care Center is a free medical center for the Cheboygan community that is struggling for health care.  Please call to schedule an appointment at 231-333-3019. They are located on the corner of State and Water Street in Cheboygan. Walk in clinic 1 & 3rd Tuesday, 10am register by 4pm. By appt 2 & 4th Thursday from 10a-2pm. Feb 28 10-2p by appt. March 9 10-2 by appt.


One in eight women will be affected by Breast Cancer this year. For women ages forty to sixty-four that need help getting routine cancer screenings, District Health Department #10 may be able to help. To see if you qualify, contact your local DHD#10 office or visit www.dhd10.org. Don’t forget to find District Health Department #10 on Facebook, too.”


Ongoing: Raven Hill Discovery Center opens to families for free the second Saturday each month. No groups or organizations. Open noon-4 p.m. Raven Hill is located at 4737 Fuller Rd., East Jordan. (231) 536-3369 or www.ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org.


TFN…Openings are available in the NEMCSA Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Volunteer Programs. Applicants must be over 55, income eligible and have reliable transportation. Info: 877-222-9043


Ongoing…The Cheboygan Parkinson Support Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 1pm (starting in August) at the Cheboygan Campus of McLaren Northern Michigan, 3rd Floor Conference room. Free to attend. For more info: 231-445-1595


Ongoing…First & 3rd Friday each month 6:30-8:30 Dance Class at the Area Seniors Inc Activity Center on Maple St-Bellaire. Learn and practice ballroom dance steps like the Waltz, Two-step, and Swing. Join in on Contra and Square Dances too. No experience. $5. Info:bellairechamber.com


TFN…Second Tuesday of every month – Cancer support group meets at the Salvation Army community room in Cheboygan at 7pm. Info: 231-537-2277


TFN…First Thursday of every month- Learn the medical aspects of cannabis 6:30-7:30p at the Cheboygan Library.


TFN…Every Saturday 10a-2pm Indoor Farmers Market at the Village at Grand Traverse Common-Traverse City. Free admission. Great local fare, Farm fresh eggs, fish, meats, milk, and cheese; fruits and veggies; homemade breads, pasta, and sweet treats; honey, preserves, maple syrup and MORE!. Info: thevillagetc.com


TFN…The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan would like to remind you that screening and early detection of breast and cervical cancer saves lives.  Visit www.itcmi.org/healthcenters today.


First Thursday of each month, the Munson Grief Support Group meets from noon-1p in conference room B at Munson Heathcare Charlevoix Hospital. No charge. Info: 231-547-8569


TFN…Free arts & crafts for all school aged kids from noon-3pm on the second Saturday of the month at the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts. Offering fun and original projects for each session. 125 E. Main-Gaylord. Info: 989-732-3242

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