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Chemical Bank Creating Community Chemistry Calendar

February 17, 2018

Interlochness/Benzie & Grand Traverse County

From 6:00AM to 4:00PM

 Benzie, Grand Traverse and Leelanau County



  Location: Haven's Interlochen Party Store, 2614 M-137, Interlochen, MI


  Fish any lake in Benzie, Grand Traverse or Leelanau counties in this competitive event. This event is

  hosted by the Grand Traverse Area Sport Fishing Association


  For more information: or 231-714-4565

2018 Glen Lake Winterfest & Chili Cook Off

From 7:00AM to 3:00PM



  Location: Boonedocks, 5858 Manitow Vw, Glen Arbor


  For more information: Visit event on Facebood or contact Glen lake Chamber of Commerce 231-334-3238


From 9:00AM to 3:00PM


Boyne Farmers Market

From 9:00AM to 12:00PM


Grayling :Snowshoe Hike and Yoga in Hartwick Pines

From 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Snowshoe Hike and Yoga in Hartwick Pines State Park from 10 AM- 3 PM.

Meet at the Vistors Center. Register beforehand.

Enjoy a Winter Wonderland on a guided hike through the old growth forest. Afterwards, unwind with a relaxing yoga session with a certified instructor

Call 989-348-2537 to Register

Alpena Farmers Market

From 10:00AM to 2:00PM


From 10:00AM to n/a



  Location: Interlochen Center for the Arts, 4000 Highway M-137, Interlochen, MI


  This event is FREE to the public


  For more information: 231-276-7200

Family Portrait Fundraiser

From 11:00AM to 4:00PM


PETOSKEY Repair Café

From 11:00AM to 3:00PM

Repair Café

Saturday, February 17, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Petoskey District Library Classroom


Our first Repair Cafe was so successful, we are hosting another one! We throw away too many items that could get a new lease on life after a simple repair. Bring your broken, damaged, or torn household and personal items for fixing. Our volunteer "fixers" with repair skills will help YOU fix or mend them. We will teach each other mending skills and learn to see our "broken" possessions in a new light!

-Small electrical appliances & gadgets
-Clothing & Textiles
-Gardening tools
-Books & paper items

Ice Fishing Seminars and Youth Fishing Contest

From 12:00PM to n/a



  Learn from the experts at this fun event!


  Location: Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center, 6087 E. M-115, Cadillac


  For more information: or cal 231-779-1321

16th Annual Frosty Invitational Golf Outing

From 1:00PM to n/a



  Benefits the Special Olympics in michigan.  Golf on the ICE!! Tee time is 1pm sharp!  Sign up early.

  Registration is 10am-12:45pm at Sand Lake Sports Bar, National City MI.


  The event takes place on Sand lake


  For more information: 989-469-9962

Sweetheart Dinner/American Legion Post 416

From 4:00PM to 7:00PM



  The American Legion Auxiliary of Post 416 is having a Sweetheart Dinner.  Public welcome. 


  Location: American Legion Post 416, 10062 Ford. Drive., Saint Helen


  Cost: $12 includes NY Strip steak, baked potato, salad and dessert.


  For more information: 989-389-4630

West Branch Chambers Winterball Awards Night

From 6:00PM to n/a



  Location: Forward Conference Center in West Branch


  For more information: 989-345-2821 or



Petoskey Winter Carnival/Pennsylvania Park 90th

From n/a to n/a



  Its Petoskey's Pennsylvania Parks 90th Celebration


  Winter Ghost Walk in Downtown Petoskey is $15 call Andi 231-348-0388 for tickets and details.


  Join the Winter Sports Park & Downtown Petoskey for some fun for the whole family.  Celebrate Winter

  Petoskey Style.

Romancing the Riesling/WOMP



  WOMP (Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula)


  This event celebrates Riesling, one of the varietals for which our wine region is most celebrated,  Each

  winery pairs favorite Riesling with a delectable good grom local chefs & area restaurants-all in honor of the

  famed grape.  Fair warning WOMP fans are CRAZY about their Rieslings, so things can get a little spirited. 



  Get your tickets now: $30 advance/$35 day of event


  For more information: 231-938-6120

Catch Us If You Can Double Down/Houghton, Higgins



  Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake and Lake St. Helen


  Tagged fish have been releached into Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake and Lake St. Helen. Any angler who

  catches one of these tagged fishing during the 2018 Winter Free Fisheing Weekend will win a$50 gas card.


  For more information: or call 989-422-2002

The Insiders Tom Petty Tribute Band/Cheboygan

From n/a to n/a



  Max Lockwood, Phil Barry, Mike Lynch, Eric O'Daly, Joe Vanacker and Daine Hammerle


  Location: The Opera House, 403 N. Huron St. Cheboygan


  Cost: $25

The Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship



  Where: Moran Bay, St. Ignace


  For more information: 1-800-338-6660 or

Grayling Community Garden HELP


Press Release

Community News Briefs





Subject: The Community Garden


Press Date: February 15th, 2018               Kill:  February 28th, 2018


For information regarding Press Release contact: Alice Snyder at 348-7123




The Crawford County Community Garden is looking to revitalize the Community Garden in Grayling. The first step will be filling the volunteer position for a Community Garden Manager.  The manager’s responsibilities will be to organize and facilitate the gardeners and resources, paying attention to the details of the garden while staying acquainted with opportunities in the surrounding community.  Those who are interested in this opportunity and would like the full job description can go to or stop by the Commission on Aging and Senior Center and pick one up.  The Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale St., Grayling. For further information or questions call 989-348-7123.

Grayling : Community Center Survey


Subject: Community Center Survey


Press Date: February 15th, 2018               Kill:  February 23rd, 2018


For information regarding Press Release contact: Alice Snyder at 348-7123




A number of community leaders are embarking on the possible development of a community center to serve area residents and visitors. This would include space for a new Senior Center located within the new Community Center. The development team would like your input into how you might meet your friends and neighbors at the center and what amenities and activities you would like included in the facility. Please take a few minutes to respond to some questions which will help us design a center that works for everyone community wide. The survey can be accessed on line at

If you do not have internet or access to a computer to complete the survey on line, paper copies are available for pick up at the Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center at 308 Lawndale St. in Grayling.



~ Feb 17 – Stretch and Slide: A Yoga-Ski Retreat, 10am-1pm at Cross Country Ski Headquarters
~ Feb 17 – Snowshoe Hike/Yoga Session, 10am-3pm at Hartwick Pines State Park
~ Feb 17 – Watching for Foxes LIVE, 7pm at Rolling Oak Brewing Company
~ Feb 17-19 – Gourmet Chili Bar, 12-4pm at Cross Country Ski Headquarters

9th Annual Walk 4 Warmth/Cheboygan

From n/a to n/a


  Support the Cheboygan County United Way for the 9th Annual Walk 4 Warmth.


  Location: Eagles FOE #1282, 626 N. Main St., Cheboygan, MI


  For more information: 231-627-2288 or 231-627-2062