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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.
Friday, February 21
The Preacher’s Daughters In Concert is a Vocal Duo that brings the rich heritage of great Hymns & delightful stories of the similar paths they’ve shared as preacher’s daughters. The concert begins at 6:00 pm. The event is at Zion Lutheran Church 350 Pearl Street Cadillac. This concert is free for all ages, a Love Offering Will Be Received.
Friday through Sunday, Feb. 21-23
The 39th Annual East Jordan Sno-Blast Winter Festival promises to offer fun for the entire family! For the outdoor enthusiasts the festival will feature the popular Blessing of the sleds and ORV’s, Antique and Classic Snowmobile Show, a snowmobile safari ride open to all types of snowmobiles, snow sculpture contest, an ORV fun obstacle course & weight pull, The TNT Ride Like A Girl To Save The Girls Bikini Radar Run, snowmobile Radar Runs, Sno-Mobilers delicious Bean Pot. For the non-outdoor winter fans there are many fun event to beach Cabin Fever, the Grand Story Hour and Craft, Taco Dinner, Euchre Tournament, Kids Coloring Contest for children 0-11 year’s old, Belle of the Blizzard and Winter Knight competition and a Sno-Lovers Breakfast at the East Jordan Sno-Mobilers Clubhouse on Sunday to wrap-up the long running winter festival. For more contact the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-536-7351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snowmobile Fun Run
Saturday, February 22
Traverse City Area
Join in on the Grand Traverse Area Snowmobile Club Fun Run! Collect stamps at various stops for a chance to win prizes. All proceeds benefit the club’s groomer barn fund. Check is from 9am to 11am at Peegeo’s banquet hall. $15 entry donation. Entry includes chili & hot dogs at the end of the run. For more info see the Grand Traverse Area Snowmobile Club on Facebook.
Golf on the Ice
Saturday, February 22
It’s the 29th annual SAL Golf on the Ice event at noon at the Downtown Cadillac boat launch. Join in on this family friendly event for all ages to benefit Area 32 Special Olympics. There will be lunch, awards and an auction at 2pm. Sponsored by Sons of the Legion American Legion Post 94, 422 N Michell in Cadillac. Clubs and balls are available. Cost is a $10 donation to Special Olympics. More info: 231 775-6500 or 231 884-6977.
Silent Observer WTCM Chili Cook-off
Saturday, February 22
Come enjoy the annual chili cook-off, hockey game, silent auction, live entertainment and more at the Wex beginning at 6pm. Food, snacks, beverages (including a cash bar) will all help support safer communities. The hockey game will feature Cadillac area law enforcement against The Michigan Conservation Officer’s Association! Families: $25/Adults $10/Students $5/Kids under 5 are free.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS AREA 32 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Saturday, February 22
Come watch and cheer on athletes from the following teams: Benzie/Traverse City, Wexford/Missaukee, Manistee/Ludington, Big Rapids and Houghton Lake/Roscommon. Opening Ceremonies at 9:00am, games begin at 9:30. Mesick High School: 581 S. Clark Street in Mesick. Admission is to the tournament is free. Concessions and lunch will be available for purchase.
Saturday, February 22
Shortly after the new year Butch Schneider was diagnosed with lung cancer. Butch is in the middle of a tough fight and is unable to return to work. Friends and family have come together to put on this benefit to help offset medical expenses. The public is invited to the dinner at the Cadillac Moose Lodge starting at 3pm. Enjoy an all you can eat spaghetti dinner with salad, drink and desert for $7. There will be a 50/50 raffle, bake sale, live auction and more. For more info: 231 878-1783 or 912 312-3307. The Moose Lodge is at 7461 E 34 Road in Cadillac.
The 7th Annual Guns and Hoses Hockey Game
Saturday, February 22
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 www.gtgunsnhoses.com For more information on the event, please visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gtgunsnhoses or visit the website at www.gtgunsnhoses.com.
Single MOMM’s Open House
Thursday, February 27
Single MOMM works with women who never married, are divorced or widowed, single moms from all economic and social classes, and single moms who want to move forward. You’re invited to Single MOMM ‘s Open House in celebration of their new location from 5:00pm-7:30pm at Cherryland Center, 1748 S. Garfield Avenue (the old Bath and Body Works shop). Refreshments and snacks provided. Contact Info: email@example.com SingleMOMM.org
Craft Show & Chili Cookoff
Saturday, February 29
Northern Light Church of Cadillac invites you to the “Leap towards Spring” craft and vendor event from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy the tantalizing tastes of the Chili Cookoff. Shop for and pick up creative and useful crafts made by people right here in our community. It is a great time to pick up unique and meaningful gifts for yourself and others created by our community's talented crafters, artists. And bakers. Browse the tables of our passionate vendors who bring with them an opportunity for each one to purchase unique and useful items for gifts of all those on your purchase list for 2020! The church is at 115 Cobb St. in Cadillac.
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.
Benefit Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, March 7
The Kevin M. Sherwood Memorial Scholarship fundraising benefit is at the Harrison Moose Lodge from 4pm-7pm. The dinner will help provide funds for scholarships to those attending the Police Academy at Delta College. There will be a 50/50 raffle, lotto board and more. The cost is a free will donation. The Moose Lodge is at 5185 N Clare Avenue in Harrison.
GLCM Weekly Activities (Feb)
Various Days & Times
The Great Lakes Children’s Museum offers weekly programs throughout the year for children preschool and elementary aged. Programs include Get Crafty, Interactive Story Time, Discover with Me and more. For more information call 231-932-4526 or visit the website GREATLAKESKIDS.ORG
Free Tax Filing
The United Way of Traverse City and the NW Michigan Community Action Agency announced the launch of this tax season’s MyFreeTaxes site. This marks the tenth year that United Way and H&R Block have partnered to provide free tax filing services. MyFreeTaxes is available for federal and state taxes for individuals or households earning less than $66,000 in adjusted gross income (AGI). The mobile optimized MyFreeTaxes site enables most filers to complete their taxes in under one hour for free. Taxpayers earning less than $66,000 can enter their data through MyFreeTaxes.com, which links to a secure H&R Block website, making it easy to complete their taxes from home, at work or on mobile devices.
Winter Happenings/Crawford Co. Senior Center - Bowling
Various Days & Times
The Wii Bowling Team meets every Wednesday from 1 to 2pm at the Senior Center to practice and is currently looking for new players! No experience is necessary: come play, meet new friends, and have a good time. 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. Crawford
Foot Clinics – Wexford County
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.
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
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,
*A PARENT(S) OR GUARDIAN(S) MUST BE PRESENT FOR ALL PROGRAMS*
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
Registration: To register, please follow this link:
The Journey Program
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 thejourneyprogramtc.com for more information.
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: https://www.facebook.com/Albasportsmansclub/
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