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Up North Events

Red Cross Blood Drives

May 9        Fairview Mennonite Church                             noon-5:45
May 9        Harbor Springs High School                            8:30-2:15
May 10      Alpena First Presbyterian Church                    noon-5:45
May 11      Charlevoix Reformed Church                          noon-5:45
May 12      Tendercare in Gaylord                                    10-2:45
May 12      Rudyard Township Hall                                   noon-5:45
May 15      First United Methodist Church Gaylord           10:30-4:15
May 15      Petoskey Grand Unity Events Center (old Knights of Columbus)                                                                                10-3:45


Dinner Out?

Petoskey Restaurant Week
May 19th-26th
Enjoy dinner out in Petoskey, as the area’s best restaurants offer 3 course lunch menus for $15, and dinner menus for $25. Try something new or visit one of your favorites. Some establishments are even offering 2 for 1 pricing. Get details at

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.

Paint and Wine

Join McLaren Northern Michigan Karmanos Cancer Institute on Tuesday, May 23rd from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., to paint under the tent at Walloon Lake Winery. Cost is $50 - $25 of which is tax deductible. Includes all materials, step by step instruction by artist Martina Hahn, and one glass of wine. Space is limited! Payment is due at the time of reservation to guarantee your seat. Call (231)487-3500 for registration and payment. Proceeds support the Karmanos Cancer Institute of Northern Michigan Fund through McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation - assisting cancer patients diagnosed and treated at McLaren Northern Michigan.

Holiday Run

Memorial Day Marathon, May 27th.
The second annual Stafford’s Top of Michigan Community Marathon will be held on Saturday, May 27—Memorial Day weekend. This is an epic marathon route that follows the Little Traverse Wheelway from Charlevoix, through Petoskey and on to the finish line in Harbor Springs. The trail is an excellent venue for runners stepping up to a marathon or seasoned runners looking for a fast time. The trail is relatively flat and perfect for getting a qualifying time for other races. In addition to the marathon, there is a 10K run/walk, a half marathon and a team marathon. For more information, call (231) 348-8280 or visit

National Writers Series

National Writers Series presents An Evening with Andrea Peterson, May 26 at the City Opera House
Wall Street Journalist Andrea Petersen suffers from anxiety. So much so that she wrote a book on it: On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety. She talks of her attempts to tame her own anxiety, but also deftly weaves in biology: the genetic echoes of mental health disorders, behavioral and narcotic treatments, and cutting-edge neuroscience research that may change how we look at this disorder. Tickets at

Petoskey Stone Festival

Antrim Petoskey Stone Festival, May 27th, Barnes Park, 10am
Celebrate Michigan's state stone with a day of stone-hunting, stone-skipping, demonstrations, prizes, and other fun at Barnes Park near Eastport.

Craft Show

Craft Show, May 27, 9-3 Mancelona
Lakes of the North will be hosting a craft show on Saturday, May 27th from 9 am to 3 pm.  Our assembly room will be filled with local artists and crafters displaying their hand made items which include:  hand painted signs and decor, jewelry, doll clothes, mittens, aprons, pillows, quilts, rustic & Michigan items, ornaments, indian items,and lots more.  Free admission.  Lunch available.  In addition there will also be a bake sale and used book sale going on.
Lakes of the North Assembly Room, 6273 Pineview Drive, Mancelona

A Blast From the Past

ED SULLIVAN'S REALLY BIG SHOW is coming to the Boyne City Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. on Saturday May 27th, with tribute artists performing songs by Cher, Roy Orbison, Rod Stewart, and Tom Jones. Reserved seats at and by phone at 231-582-6532. Fundraiser for the Boyne Country Community Center – visit us at 

Ride For A Cause

Brianna’s Ride, Saturday, June 10
3rd Annual Breanna's Ride event is on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10am on 9001 Mission Rd (the corner of Banwell and Mission).  
The cost is $25 (includes the Ride, Dinner and Poker Hand.  12 and under FREE.  All proceeds go to Kiersten's Ride to help educate our schools/community in Suicide Prevention & Awareness in honor of Breanna McPhall.  The theme is Irish, so don't forget to wear green.  
Lite 96.3 Features 

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 

I’m told that sweet, three month old Lab mixes don’t stay here long, and I hope I’m right!  It’s not that I don’t like it here—it’s actually great.  Lots of other dogs to play with (and I don’t even mind those silly cat creatures!) and everyone is nice to me and I get lots of attention and treats.  But what’s better than finding a home all to my own?  Nothing that I can think of. Read more about me here.
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