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Up North Events

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 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.

Collected Stories

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

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

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:
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You Can Do This!

Join Lite 96.3’s Heather Leigh for the next Grand Traverse Woman luncheon featuring TED speaker Linda Lindqist-Bishop. Linda has trail blazed in the male dominated field of sailing competing on the first ever all women America’s Cup Team. Linda will be talking about where you are, where you want to be and how to get there. The Lunch is April 12th, 11am at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City. Tickets are $30 and you may reserve your spot at

Teddy Bear Patrol is on the move.

The Lite 96.3 Teddy Bear Patrol delivered bears to first responders during EMS week. Emmet, Cheboygan and Charlevoix EMS and sheriff deputies are now stocked up for a busy summer. Your donations have provided hundreds of bears and they so appreciate it! Click here to read more.
Pet of the Week 

Buddy wants an active home for spring. He seems to listen well especially when being called in from outside.  He know the commands come and sit. He is pretty much housetrained. He is smart, engaging and wants to please.  The perfect home for him would be an active family with lots of room for him to run. Read more about me here.
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