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10th Annual Perennial and Plant Sale for Haiti

From 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Perennials, hanging baskets, geraniums, field and rescue wild flowers, and native shrubs for sale. Also: garden art by Heidi Harwell and new this year: metal garden art from Croix des Bouquets, Haiti Funds support partnership with young Haitian Farmers in Mizak, Haiti Sponsored by the Grand Traverse District United Methodist Church Haiti team. Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am - 3pm


Location: Traverse Bay United Methodist Church


Contact: Jerry Konczal  231-228-5927

Boyne Farmers Market

From 9:00AM to 12:00PM


IWE Gladiators Wrestling/Houghton Lake

From 6:00PM to n/a


 The hottest Pro Wrestling in the Midwest comes home to Houghton Lake Artesia Youth Park. Admission is

 FREE with voluntary donations taken to benefit the Youth Park.  IWE is family friendly entertainment, so feel

 free to bring the kids. 


  Location: Artesia Youth Park, 1800 South Loxley Road, Houghton Lake, MI


  For more information:

Bayside Travellers May Contra Dance

From 7:00PM to 10:30PM

FThe Bayside Travellers Dance Society will host a contra-dance on Saturday May 12th at The Solon Township Hall, 9183 S. Cedar Rd, Cedar, MI. There will be live music by the band Big Fun. All dances will be called and taught by Pat Resser. Everyone is welcome, no partner or experience is needed. If you haven’t contra-danced before, plan to arrive at 7:00 for a lesson before the dancing begins. Youth must be accompanied by and supervised by an adult. 7:00-7:30 – Introduction to Contra-dance. Beginners, come for a free lesson. The dance will be a lot more fun if you know what you’re doing! 7:30-10:30 – Contra dance Adult - $11, Student w. ID - $7, Members - $9 For more information about Bayside Travellers, or contra-dancing go to: , email: or call: 231-313-2596 The Bayside Travellers Dance Society is an educational, non-profit, 501c3 organization.

Mail carriers will collect non-perishable

Who: National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)

National Rural Carriers Association (NRCA)

U.S. Postal Service

AFO-CIO Community Service Program

Northwest Food Coalition

What: Mail carriers will collect non-perishable food for the local food

pantries during the 26th Annual NACL Food Drive. Local

members of the NACL and NRCA, along with the U.S. Postal

Service, will collect food for local food pantries serving the

six county region. The food pantries are all part of the Northwest

Food Coalition, local area churches and volunteers for local labor


Where: Most communities in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Wexford, and

Leelanau counties.

Why: The need has grown greater each year with over 560,000 children, seniors and

families fed in 2017. More than 1 in 4 people go without a meal -not by choice so

the drive was deliberately planned for a time of the year when shelves of

community food pantries and shelters are at their barest. These donations help

fill the need for food distribution through the summer months.

How: Participating carriers will leave a post card about the drive in boxes this week.

Homes receiving a card may leave bags of food near their mailboxes on Saturday,

May 12th.. The carrier or a marked car volunteer will collect the donations. Others interested

in donating who live in non-participating areas should contact their local post office about

where to donate.

Contact: Val Stone at or 231-995-7723.

Gladwin High School Plant Sale

We have 107 different plants and varieties of perennial wildflowers and heirloom vegetables. Nothing over $12 and all grown by Gladwin High School students.


Loaction: Gladwin High School 1400 N Spring St


Contact: 9894267341

Spring Garage Sale

Shop to Help Others at the Spring Garage Sale on May 12.

Find your treasure and support the community. This is one of The Foundation’s biggest fundraisers of the year. The sales from this event are crucial to stocking the food pantry and providing additional essential resources.


Thanks to our generous community, The Foundation was able to provide essential resources to over 4,964 unduplicated families in our service area who were facing challenges.

2017 In Review

* 14,017 requests for assistance with food were met.

* $638,881 worth of food was distributed.

* 16,263 requests for help with clothing, household goods or furniture needs were met.

* 12,304 bags were distributed through our “Blessings in a Backpack” program to area students, grades 1-8, who were identified as food insecure.

* 1,425 “Summer Boost Bags” were distributed to families facing hardship during summer months when the children in the family were not having breakfast and lunch at school.

* 438 families received help with a utility payment to avoid a shutoff.

* 526 children were able to get new shoes for school.

* 516 individuals were able to get new winter boots.

* 183 families were assisted with rent and avoided potential homelessness.


The Father Fred Foundation is a grass roots charity, assisting our neighbors in need with a variety of essential resources such as free food, clothing and financial aid. What we have to offer local families in need is a direct result of the generosity of our community.


Located at the The Father Fred Foundation

826 Hastings Street Traverse City, MI 49685

231-947-2055 Ext: 118

Resurrection - A Tribute to Journey Concert

From 7:00PM to n/a



  The gold standard by which all Journey tributes are measured, Resurrection - A Journey Tribute faithfully

  recreates the experience of a 1980's Journey concert.  This dynamic and compelling band features some of

  Nashville's hottest musicians, many whom have perfornmed, written, or recorded with the biggest names

  in the music industry - including Journey and Steve Perry.


  Every show is a brillant reproduction of sights and sounds that captivate and transport audiences to the

  glorious age of arena rock.  Lead singer Ryan Christopher delivers the vocal precision, appearance, and stage

  presence of the legendary Steve Perry.  Resurrection - A Journey Tribute continues to garner nationwide

  acclaim with high profile performances including, Royal Caribbean International cruises, Fraze Pavillion,

  AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, and US Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox.  Fans

  across the country rave that Resurrection - A Tribute to The Journey experience.


  Location: Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts, 10775 N. St. Helen Road, Roscommon


  Tickets are $35


  For more information: 989-275-6777