Red Cross Blood Drives
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES
March 20 Mio AuSable School noon-5:45
March 22 Boyne City High School 8:45-2:30
March 23 Cheboygan High School 8:30-2:15
March 24 Cheboygan St Paul’s Methodist Church 11-4:45
March 28 Mackinaw City St. Anthony’s noon-4:45
March 29 Soo Faith Lutheran Church 10-3:45
March 31 Gaylord Peace Lutheran Church 11-4:45
Know Your History
Historical Essay Contest - Deadline April 21
The Emmet County Historical Commission is once again holding its annual Historical Essay Contest, which is open to any third- or fourth-grade student in Emmet County, including home-schooled children. First-place earns $100, while second-place wins $50. The teacher of the winning student also will receive a $50 stipend to use for classroom supplies. Contact Beth Anne Eckerle at 231-348-1704 or email email@example.com
. Deadline is April 21
Crooked Tree Art Center Market
Crooked Tree Arts Center Farmers and Artisans Market, Fridays thru June 9, 11-1
If it's locally grown or handmade, chances are you will find it at the CTAC Artisans and Farmers Market. Seasonal produce will be available as well as gift items, textiles, pottery & more.
Indoor Farmers Market
Boyne City Farmers Market, Boyne District Library Red Barn, Saturdays, 9-noon thru April 29.
The Boyne City Farmers Market moves inside for the winter. 16 local vendors are on hand during this season with scones, maple syrup, jam and jellies and more.
Support Meals on Wheels
Support Meals on Wheels by participating in the March for Meals Walk-A-Thon or by purchasing raffle tickets to "Win a Meal a Month for a Year." The walk-a-thon is Saturday, March 25th at the NCMC track. Registration begins at 10:10 a.m. and the walk is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Special prizes will be given out and many will win door prizes. The winner of the "Win a Meal a Month for a Year" raffle will receive a gift certificate to twelve area restaurants, total value $325. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and can be purchased at the Petoskey Senior Center or by calling (231) 347-3211. Drawing will take place on March 31.
Camp Daggett Mother Daughter Weekend
Registrations are now open for the Camp Daggett Mother and Daughter Weekend, Friday through Sunday, May 5th-7th. Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, big sisters, aunts plus their daughters, sisters and granddaughters age 7-17 are invited to an activity-packed weekend at the 6th annual Mother & Daughter Weekend. Again, there will be wonderful activities including s'mores and singing around the campfire, high ropes activities, wonderful workshops, book reviews by McLean & Eakin, a magic show and great food. Cost is $175 for mother/daughter, plus $50 for each additional family member; two adults and two children $300. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come first-served basis. To register, please contact Grace Ketchum at Camp Daggett, 231-347-9742.
Old Town Playhouse presents Collected Stories, Thurs, Fri and Saturdays, March 31 thru April 15. 7:30 and 9:30
What happens when the student becomes the master? In this intimate character study, Ruth Steiner is a teacher and respected short story writer; her student and protégée is Lisa Morrison. Over the course of six years, Lisa journeys from insecure student to successful writer. After publishing a well-received collection of short stories, Lisa writes a novel based on Ruth’s affair with the poet Delmore Schwartz, forcing them to deal with the moral dilemma of whether a person’s life events are suitable for another to use in their own creative process. Tickets at OldTownPlayhouse.com
Bird of Prey
Raptor Fest, Mackinaw City, April 7-9
Come see hawks, owls, and waterbirds as they are studied by biologists. Along with outdoor birding, enjoy indoor programs on Saturday. Hear keynote speaker Mark Martell talk about Golden Eagles of the Eastern U.S. Plenary sessions feature Josh Haas with the debut of a film about raptor identification and Rebecca Lessard bringing live raptors. Break-out sessions include owl research in the Straits of Mackinac, the Hawk Migration Association of North America explaining how data from hawk counts is compiled and used, Jeff Lange of Looncorps with his film “The Uncommon Loon.” Get the complete schedule of events at MackinawRaptorFest.org
Get Ready For Summer!
Otsego Home and Outdoor Show, April 28-29, Otsego Sports Complex in Gaylord
Hunting ~ fishing ~ boating ~ RVs ~ campers ~ food ~ archery ~ taxidermy ~ trout pond for kids ~ family casting contest and more! From 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm ~ on Friday ~ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Sunday.
Sacred Music Project
“Sacred Music Project” events are each FRIDAY...March 3rd through April 14th
at THE CROSS In The WOODS National Shrine in Indian River. A variety of talented musicians each week. All denominations are welcome to enjoy a short performance and participate in the Stations of the Cross. For each week’s details click here: www.crossinthewoods.com