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Upcoming Events​ 


Winter Happenings/Crawford Co. Senior Center - Fitness

Various Days & Times


The center has a variety of events each month like a 6 week indoor walking & fitness program beginning January 27th. The program is 3 days a week from 1-2pm. Registration is required. Additional monthly programs include: an Alzheimer’s support group, hearing and foot clinics, legal assistance, help with DHHS support and much more. Located at 308 Lawndale St in Grayling. 989 348-7123. 

Children’s Program/Boardman River Nature Center

Tuesday, January 28th

Traverse City

The Peepers program provides an ideal environment for those pivotal “first nature experiences”—the ones that last a lifetime and set children down a path of curiosity, empathy and wonder. Peepers is specifically developed for children ages 3-5. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each session. These 90-minute nature programs include stories, crafts, music, and discovery activities and cost $5/child per session. Each program ends with an outside portion that will vary between a short exploratory hike, a game, or engaging play (i.e. sand table/water table, digging, etc.) to bring the lesson to life. Please dress accordingly for the weather! Join us every Tuesday starting January 14 th for our Peepers program. Our sessions will run from 10:00-11:30am and always includes story time, crafts andoutdoor exploration! Learn more at:

St Mary School Open House

Tuesday, January 28th

Lake Leelanau

This community open house is for pre-school through 12th grade. Learn about the school’s academic excellence, service and compassion, sports, arts and more. A brief presentation will take place at 8:30am. Light snacks and coffee are offered with a school tour available afterward. Please RSVP at 231 256-9670 or email Debbie:

Versiti (Michigan) Blood Drive

Monday, February 3


LifeHouse Assembly of God is hosting a Versiti (Michigan) Blood Drive from 12:30-6:30pm.   LifeHouse is located at 1120 W Division St., Cadillac. Did you know that someone needs blood every two seconds?   Please set up an appointment to donate. Contact Dave Bayer for your appointment time 231-775-7858.

Helena Twp. Community Center Events – February 

Various days and times


The community center has many events including Potluck & Off the Wall Movie Night on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH. The Potluck Dinner starts at 6pm with a movie at 7. Free of Charge. Other monthly events include the Antrim Photo Workshops, Books ‘n Brie Book Club, Basketry with Dorothy Walter and much more. Sponsored by Alden District Library and Friends. The community center is at 8751 Helena Rd. in Alden. For more info call 231-331-4318.

Valentine Workshop

Saturday, February 8th


Join the Leland Twp. Library and Leelanau Historical Society for this workshop to create vintage-inspired valentines for family, friends, and seniors in the community. Supplies and refreshments will be provided. The event is from 11am to 2pm and is free of charge. Located at 203 E Cedar St in Leland. 231 256-9152.

Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, February 9th

Traverse City

Please Join Cub Scout Pack 36 and Boy Scout Troop 36 for a Lumberjack Pancake Breakfast at Central United Methodist Church 222 Cass Street, Traverse City, MI from 8:30am- 12:30pm. Free Will Offer. Proceeds will benefit the unit’s activities.

Monthly Local History Programs

Sunday, February 16

Traverse City

The Traverse Area Historical Society (TAHS) monthly local history programs continue at 2 PM in the McGuire room at the Traverse Area District Library Main Branch, 610 Woodmere Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686.  The next presentation will be with TAHS Board President, Stephen Siciliano, who will present the program entitled, “Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency Through the Eyes of the Political Cartoonists of His Day”. If you think Presidents Trump and Obama have been roughly handled by today’s press, you will be amazed by the treatment of the man who we now see as one of our greatest presidents.  Siciliano has a PhD in American History from the College of William and Mary, where his area of special study was the Civil War.  The public is invited to attend this FREE program. For more information please see our web page,  Information about this program can also be found on our Facebook page. Those without internet access can call 231-995-0313. 

Helena Twp. Community Center Events – February 

Various days and times


The community center has many events including Cupcake Decorating on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH at 2pm. Experience the art of cupcake decorating with Butter Cream Frosting. You must sign up by Monday, Feb. 17th. There is a suggested $5.00 donation to the Friends of the Library. Other monthly events include the Antrim Photo Workshops, Books ‘n Brie Book Club, Basketry with Dorothy Walter and much more. Sponsored by Alden District Library and Friends. The community center is at 8751 Helena Rd. in Alden. For more info call 231-331-4318.

The 7th Annual Guns and Hoses Hockey Game

Saturday, February 22

Traverse City

It’s Traverse City’s Bravest vs. Traverse City’s Finest! Come join the fun at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City to watch the 7th annual Guns and Hoses Hockey game! Grand Traverse Guns N Hoses has raised over $100,000 over the past six years for individuals or families in need! Doors open at 6:00pm with a Silent Auction on the upper level. Pre-game introductions will begin at 6:30 with players, honor guard, introduction of beneficiary, and the National Anthem. Puck will drop on the action at 7:00pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance online via  For more information on the event, please visit the Facebook page at or visit the website at .

6th Annual Snowball Tournament

Saturday, February 29th


Sign up your team for the annual Brian Nachazel Memorial Snowball (Softball) Tourney will take place at the Cedar Ball Field starting at 9am. Money raised will go toward a local family in need. There will also be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, concessions and more! For more info: 231 649-4233 or 231 228-7445.

GLCM Weekly Activities - January

Various Days & Times

Traverse City

The Great Lakes Children’s Museum offers weekly programs throughout the year including 5 to One Playgroup. This free event meets from 9am to 10:30 for active play, parent networking & education, and snacks and activities. The GLCM playgroup meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. For more information call 231-932-4526 or visit the website GREATLAKESKIDS.ORG

Foot Clinics – Wexford County

Various Days/Times

Wexford County Council on Aging 

WCCOA Foot Clinic- Manton     Wexford County Council on Aging Foot Clinic-Manton. Held at the Cadillac Senior Center 2nd Monday of each month. 

WCCOA Foot Clinic- Cadillac   Wexford County Council on Aging Foot Clinic-Cadillac.  Held at the Cadillac Senior Center 2nd Wednesday of each month. 

WCCOA Foot Clinic- Mesick.  Held at the Mesick United Methodist Church on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 

Services provided by nurses.  Includes: Foot Soaking, Nail Trimming, Callous Buffing & Foot Massage.  $20.00 By appointment Only.  Please bring your own soaking pan and bath towel.   Call 231-775-0133 for an appointment.  

Medicare Monday 

January thru September


You will learn all about the ABC ‘s of Medicare. The workshop is facilitated by Certified MMAP Counselors. Held the 2nd Monday at the Wexford County Council on Aging at 714 W. 13th St. Cadillac, MI 49601. Seating is limited. Please call (231) 775-0133 to reserve your seat. The 2nd Monday of each Month Jan-Sept. except March which is March 16th.

Creating Confident Caregivers Workshops



Caring for Someone Living with Dementia or Memory Loss? Learn about dementia & its effects on the brain, reducing caregiver stress, improving caregiver self-confidence and much more. Workshops meet for 6 weeks, in 2 hour sessions each week. Workshops are offered in convenient, easily accessible community locations, and are offered for free, or at very low cost to participants.

Workshops to be held at the Wexford County Council on Aging

714 W 13th Street, Cadillac, MI  49601

Meet once a week for 6 weeks

Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 PM

April 15th thru May 20th

No cost to attend. Optional donations appreciated. Space is limited (12 participants)

and pre-registration is required. 

FREE Respite is Available. Register with Sharon at  1-800-442-1713

Other workshop dates & times:    

Tuesdays 5:30p-7:30p starting June 30th through August 4th.

Fridays 1:00p-3:00p starting September 4th through October 9th.

Young Explorers Program

Select Friday’s Through May

Traverse City

The Boardman River Nature Center & Grand Traverse Conservation District is pleased to

announce our FREE young explorers program for children ages 0-4, Acorn Adventurers is back!

Outdoor environments are a great way to engage all of your early learners developing senses,

and give kids a bit of exercise, too! Join us on select Fridays as we come together for a mix of

guided and self-guided outdoor activities that allow young explorers and their grown-ups to

explore, engage with, and experience the outdoors. Part of the programs take place outdoors

snow, rain or shine–please dress for the weather. This program is open to children 0-4. Yes,

infants too!


When: Select Friday’s from 10:00am-11:00am (January 17 th - May 15 th , 2020)

January 17, 31

February 7, 14, 21, 28

March 13, 20, 27

April 10, 17, 24

May 1, 8, 15

Where: Boardman

Price: FREE!

Registration: To register, please follow this link:

The Journey Program

(Various Days/Dates)

TC/Suttons Bay/Frankfort

The Journey Program is a free 10 week group exercise program for cancer patients up to 2 years post treatment. Classes are held quarterly. Pre registration is required and ongoing. Call 231-276-2494 or visit the website at for more information.

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency

Upcoming Events & Workshops

Fall of 2019

Traverse City

Home Sweet Homebuyer Education, learn all you can before you make the biggest investment of your life! Evening and Saturday workshops are scheduled for Traverse City & Cadillac. In addition, financial fitness workshops are happening in Traverse City, Cadillac & Petoskey.


Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency

3963 Three Mile Road     

Traverse City, MI 49686

phone: 231-947-3780


NMCAA – Cadillac

1640 Marty Paul



NMCAA – Petoskey

2240 Mitchell Park Drive, Suite A


All You Can Eat Breakfast

Every Sunday 7-11am

Alba Sportsman’s Club

Eat Local and support local. Proceeds are shared with local community groups including, Alba School Senior Class, Star Township Fire Department, and Antrim County Snowmobile Club. Eggs, pancakes, potatoes, ham and sausage. $4 kids 10 and under and $8 adults. For Seniors (60+) $7. The Alba Sportsman’s Club is at 5225 County Road 620 in Alba. More info at:

Shanty Sessions

Second Wednesday of every month!

Maritime Heritage alliance presents Shanty Sessions with guest host Handy Billy.

13268 S. West Bay Shore Dr. Building #1

Bring an Instrument to play or join in and Sing In this open music session.

Maritime Heritage Alliance is a non-profit seeking to promote and share the  Maritime heritage of the Great Lakes.

Families Against Narcotics Grand Traverse Area Meeting

Grand Traverse Area public forum meeting the first Thursday of every month from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Central United Methodist Church on N. Cass in Traverse City.
Combat the epidemic of prescription painkillers and heroin addiction in our communities.
For more info, call 231-633-0763 or email

314 E. Front Street

PO Box 472

Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: (231)947-7675