Gold Connect with Community List

Week of March 17


Now – April 14…Winter Music Jam every Sunday 3-5pm at the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts. Bring your instrument, music and meet other musicians, learn new songs, enjoy live music. Free. Donations accepted. Info:989-732-3242


Now – March 31… Every Sunday - East Jordan Snowmobile Club famous "The Works" breakfast 7a-noon. Includes: pancakes, bacon, sausage, potatoes, eggs, and toast. Adults are $7 and Children $4. At the clubhouse 5586 Mt Bliss Rd. Info: 231-497-9260


March 20…Mackinaw Memorial Parade fundraiser 4-7pm all you can eat at Audie’s banquet room-Mackinaw City. Adults $12, 10-under $5. Info: 231-436-5578


March 20…9th Annual Business Expo & Taste of Charlevoix 4-7pm at Castle Farms-Charlevoix. Featuring vendor booths in a wide range of categories, including retail, professional, industry, service, tourism & more. Restaurants offer a sampling of their culinary specialties. Info:


March 21…Free informational seminar 6:30-7:30 pm at Northshore Community Church-Cheboygan. Topic: telephone scams and fraudulent phone calls. Space is limited, please pre-register: 231-627-3766


March 22-23…Community Garage Sale at Castle Farms-Charlevoix. Fri 4-8p, Sat 10-2pm. Free to attend. Limited table space is available for $10. Info:


March 22-24…Northwest Michigan RV and Camping Show at the Grand Traverse Civic Center. 11-15p. Adults $6, Seniors $5, kids 12 and under free. Info:


March 22-29…Free Movies at the State Theatre for Spring Break! Info:


March 23…KofC 65th Annual Sportsman Dinner. Hors d’oeourves at 5pm, dinner 1 7pm. Raffles. Tickets $35 person. Info:


Week of March 24


March 25…Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 5-7pm at Ellsworth Elementary School. Proceeds benefit the Good Samaritian emergency  utilities fund. Info: 231-588-2208


March 26…The Friends of the Library are hosting Movie Night @ the Bellaire Library at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of  “The Wizard of OZ” one of the best-loved movies of all time. 102 minutes, Rated G.  Popcorn too!  Prizes awarded to those who come dressed as a Wizard of OZ character. Info:


March 28… Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Enjoy wine, beer, appetizers, live music and art! $15 advance, $20 day of. Info:


March 30…The Old Town Playhouse Young Company presents “Disney’s The Lion King-Kids” with two performances, 2p & 7pm. Ticket prices vary. Info:


Week of March 31


March 31…Swiss Steak Dinner 4:30-7pm at the Bellaire Masonic Lodge. Eat in or take out. $10 person. Proceeds benefit scholarships and other activities. Info:


April 1-15…3rd Annual Mackinac Meltdown – Mackinaw City. Bridal Expo, Splash, Taste of Mackinac, Roller Derby and more. Info:


April 6…”Rise Up” Dance Battle for the Cure 6pm at TC Central High School. Held in honor of Karen Annis. For $10 have your loved one's picture displayed throughout the show. Enjoy a night of entertainment with The Dance Center, Design Dance Company, Co-Creative Partner Dancing, NMC Modern & Hip-Hop, Crystal Bindi Studios, TC West Dance teams & many others. Proceeds benefit Relay For Life. Info:


April 6…Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 6pm at the Onaway Area Community School cafeteria. Cost is by donation. Live & silent auction and Chinese raffle. Benefits the Onaway Area Little League. Info: (989) 733-4970


April 6…Onaway Area Little League Baseball Clinic 10a-1p at Onaway Area Community School. The clinic will begin for boys ages 7-10 at 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. then boys ages 11-14 from noon until 1:30 p.m. Pizza will be provided for all participants at 11:30 a.m. This event is free to participants who have signed up for the 2019 season. Sign up will be available at the clinic. Players will need to wear gym shoes (not cleats) and bring their own glove. Bats and helmets are optional as there will be some provided. Info: (989) 733-4970


April 5-6…St. Igance Home Show, Spring Expo & Gun Show at Little Bear East Arena. Home & garden, automotive, recreational vehicles, sporting goods and more! Fri 4-8pm, Sat 10-5p. Info:


April 5-7…Mackinaw Raptor Fest – Mackinaw City. Most events occur on Saturday with sessions indoors at the Mackinaw City School. Daily field trips available. Pizza and salad buffet and silent auction following the live raptor program. Field trips cost $20, full fest tickets, including dinner $85.  Info:


Week of April 7


April 7…TC Chocolate Festival at the Park Place Hotel-Traverse City. Featuring live music, shopping, door prizes, demonstrations, & a celebration of the history of MI's chocolate. Supports the Northwest Food Coalition & feeding the hungry in our communities. Held from 11:30am-2pm & 2:30-5pm. $20 adults, $11 12 & under. $15 for kids' cake decorating workshop. Info:


April 11…Solace and Solidarity: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence at Milliken Auditorium-Traverse City. 5pm VIP meet & Greet, 5:30 doors open. $20 general admission, $50 VIP. Emily Sioma, Miss Michigan 2018, will take the stage to share her personal journey as a sexual assault survivor, raise awareness of the issue and encourage other survivors to be proud of their recovery journey. A panel discussion will follow Emily’s speech. Proceeds from the event will benefit our local Women’s Resource Center. Info:


April 12…Celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night at the Headlands Waterfront Event Center – Mackinaw City from 8-10 p.m. FREE to attend! Explore the night sky with telescopes and guidance from the Northern Michigan Astronomy Club and Petoskey High School Astronomy Club. Hands-on demonstrations, celestial crafts, a presentation by the Petoskey High School Astronomy Club and refreshments! Info: 231-427-1001


April 13…Easter Eggstravaganza 10-noon at the United Methodist Church-Indian River. Info:


April 13…2nd Annual Easter Hop 11:30-1pm downtown Gaylord. Collect eggs from participating businesses, visit with the Easter bunny! Info:


April 13…2nd Annual Easter Egg Scramble 10-2p at Black River Full Gospel Church-Cheboygan. For kids 0-12. Bring a basket, visit the Easter Bunny! Free. Info: 231-420-2546


April 13…All you can eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny  9a-1p at Fernelius Toyota-Cheboygan. Egg hunt, photos, coloring and a chance to win a new bike! $11 adults, $8 kids 4-12, 3 & under free. Info: 231-627-5673


April 13…Big Little Hero Race to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan.  One mile fun run starts at 9am, 5K & 10K at 9:30 at NMC-Traverse City. Come wearing your favorite superhero costume. The fun run is free, and there are prizes for all children who participate. $15 students, $25 adults. Info:


Week of April 14


April 15…Meet the Director and audition for this year’s production “Fantasy Isle” 7pm at the Cheboygan Opera House. Info:


April 16..Taste of Gaylord “Under the Big Top” 5:30-8pm – Treetops Resort. $35 advance/$40 at the door. Live circus acts, photo booth, raffle, prizes and more! Info:


April 17-24…Gaylord Restaurant Week! Dinners for $25, lunch $15 at participating restaurants, with some offering two for one pricing and drink specials. Info:


April 17… Mackinaw Memorial Parade fundraiser 4-7pm all you can eat at Audie’s banquet room-Mackinaw City. Adults $12, 10-under $5. Info: 231-436-5578


April 18… Free informational seminar 6:30-7:30 pm at Northshore Community Church-Cheboygan. Topic: Senior Center opportunities. Space is limited, please pre-register: 231-627-3766


April 20…27th Annual Charlevoix Easter Egg Hunt 2-3pm in East Park. Free for kids up to 10. Face painting, hot cocoa, cookies, Easter Bunny and more. Bring your own basket! Info:


April 20…Easter Egg Hunt at Cooperation Park 11am-Indian River. Info:


April 20…Earth Day Tree Planting 10-2p Bring your family and friends and let’s see if we can plant 1000 trees to accompany those planted last spring. This event is offered at no charge, but pre-registration is requested by calling 231.347.0991 or online at


Week of April 21


April 24…Cheboygan County Project Connect 3-5p at the Cross in the Woods Family Center-Indian River. Free! Clothing, personal hygiene items, health screenings, housing resources and more. Info: 989-733-6880


April 24… Hard Hats and Hope Banquet at the KofC Hall-Cheboygan. Doors at 4:30, dinner 5-6:30. Raffles, prizes, silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity. $14 adults in advance/$16 at the door, kids 12 & under $6. Info: (231) 597-4663


April 24…16th Annual Airport After Hours 5:30-7:30pm at Hoppies Landing-Pellston. Info:


April 25-28 & May 2-4…Little Traverse Civic Theatre presents “Pride & Prejudice” at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Adults $15, Students 18 & under $12. Info:


April 25… Swirl 5:30-7pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. Enjoy wine, beer, appetizers, live music and art! $15 advance, $20 day of. Info:


May 2019


May 4…Mackinaw City Magical Color Fun Run 5K 9am starting at the trail head behind Burger King-Mackinaw City. You get showered in safe, Eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer; or you may also do the 1 mile walk. Then enjoy a colorful & magical party afterward immediately following, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky (not to mention all your friends!) in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun! Info:


May 4…3rd Annual Cinco De Mayo Dinner/Dance at the Cheboygan Eagles Hall. Doors open at 5pm, Mexican cuisine served at 6pm. Live music. $20 per ticket, benefits Straits Area Services. Info: 231-627-4319


May 4-5…Northern Michigan Chorale presents: “From Broadway to the Silver Screen” featuring popular songs from musicals that made it to the silver screen. Sat 3p & 7:30p, Sun 3p at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. Info:


May 16… Free informational seminar 6:30-7:30 pm at Northshore Community Church-Cheboygan. Topic: Will, Trusts & Probate Court. Space is limited, please pre-register: 231-627-3766

May 18…St. Ignace Rock & Run ½ Marathon/5K Run Walk. Proceeds benefit the mackinac Straits Health Foundation. Info:




Wawatam Area Senior Center offers senior meals Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sunday for ages 55+ for just $3.50. Info: 231-436-5323


Every Monday starting Jan 7, the Wawatam Area Senior Center will have cribbage starting at 1:30, through March. Info: 627-4926


Help is available for Michigan homeowners to avoid foreclosure through Step Forward Michigan. Questions, call Lindsey 231-582-6436


TFN…Openings are available in the NEMCSA Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Volunteer Programs. Applicants must be over 55, income eligible and have reliable transportation. Info: 877-222-9043


Northern Care Center is a free medical center for the Cheboygan community that is struggling for health care.  Please call to schedule an appointment at 231-333-3019. They are located on the corner of State and Water Street in Cheboygan. Walk in clinic 1 & 3rd Tuesday, 10am register by 4pm.


Ongoing: Raven Hill Discovery Center opens to families for free the second Saturday each month. No groups or organizations. Open noon-4 p.m. Raven Hill is located at 4737 Fuller Rd., East Jordan. (231) 536-3369 or


Ongoing…The Cheboygan Parkinson Support Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 1pm (starting in August) at the Cheboygan Campus of McLaren Northern Michigan, 3rd Floor Conference room. Free to attend. For more info: 231-445-1595


Every Monday the Indian River Kiwanis Club meets at pm at Vivio’s Restaurant. The public is invited. Info: 231-290-0044


Ongoing…First & 3rd Friday each month 6:30-8:30 Dance Class at the Area Seniors Inc Activity Center on Maple St-Bellaire. Learn and practice ballroom dance steps like the Waltz, Two-step, and Swing. Join in on Contra and Square Dances too. No experience. $5.


TFN…Second Tuesday of every month – Cancer support group meets at the Salvation Army community room in Cheboygan at 7pm. Info: 231-537-2277


TFN…First Thursday of every month- Learn the medical aspects of cannabis 6:30-7:30p at the Cheboygan Library.


TFN…Every Thursday, learn Swing Dancing at the Cheboygan Carnegie. 5:30-7:30. Free. Info: 231-420-6665


TFN…Every  Saturday 10a-2pm Indoor Farmers Market at the Village at Grand Traverse Common-Traverse City. Free admission. Great local fare, Farm fresh eggs, fish, meats, milk, and cheese; fruits and veggies; homemade breads, pasta, and sweet treats; honey, preserves, maple syrup and MORE!. Info:


TFN…The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan would like to remind you that screening and early detection of breast and cervical cancer saves lives.  Visit today.


TFN…Free arts & crafts for all school aged kids from noon-3pm on the second Saturday of the month at the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts. Offering fun and original projects for each session. 125 E. Main-Gaylord. Info: 989-732-3242


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