Oscoda-AuSable Chamber of Commerce

4440 N US-23, Oscoda, Mi (989) 739-7322

Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm


Friday, Jan 12 2024


MEMBERS WEEKLY NEWS & EVENTS

Serving the Oscoda & AuSable Area since 1948

We know our Newsletter is long - to see it all - click 'View Entire Message' at the end of email. thanks


GOLD LEVEL MEMBER


Exceptional service, value and top quality brands for every budget.


Get Inspired and Fall in Love with your Home all Over Again!

Experienced designers and a large selection of cabinetry, plumbing fixtures and faucets.


733 S State St, Oscoda, Mi

(989) 861-1000

Mon - Sat 7am - 4pm

www.vicbondsupply.com/

SILVER LEVEL MEMBER


Chris Hayes Agency

- Farm Bureau Insurance


Offers Life, Health, Home, Auto, Farm, Business, Commercial, Lake Estate & Annuity


705 S State St, Oscoda, Mi

Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm

989 984-6077

SILVER LEVEL MEMBER



Counter-serve pizzeria chain

popular for its flavored crusts.


(989) 739-1300

5160 US-23, Oscoda, MI 48750

Sun - Thur : 11AM - 10 PM;

Fri - Sat : 11AM - Midnight

BRONZE LEVEL MEMBER


"At Renue Physical Therapy, we understand the importance of having convenient access to high-quality physical therapy services."

 

Learn More/Schedule an Appt:

www.renuept.com/oscoda or call

 (989) 254-6455

4431 N US 23, Oscoda, Mi Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Chamber of Commerce 2024 Events Schedule:


Member Meetings:

Annual Membership Meeting (Mid May date TBA)

Membership Meet & Greets (4 dates TBA)


Events:

Art on the Beach June 29-30

Independence Day Parade July 4

AuSable River Canoe Race July 27-28

Battle for Paddle Golf Outing Aug 11

Paul Bunyan Days Sept 13-15

Bigfoot Bash Oct 10-12

Northern Lights Parade Dec 7


More Information will be found in this newsletter and on the Chamber Website as more details are provided and event dates approach.

January in the Pool !


Oscoda Highschool - Door 12


Jan 9, 11,18, 23, 30

Water Aerobics 6-7pm ($6)

Lap Swim 7-8pm ($4)


The WARMING CORNER

is located at the Rotary Pocket Park in downtown Oscoda.


It provides mittens, gloves, hats and socks to those in need of warm outdoor apparel in the winter months.

Donations for the warming corner maybe dropped off at the Parks Library, the Chamber of Commerce office, or to any Rotary member. Donations may also be taken to the warming corner and hung in a large Ziploc bag.


The motto for the corner is:

If you have it, give it. If you need it, take it.


ART ON THE BEACH

JUNE 29-30, 2024


The snow is flying now, but all too soon it will be time for Art on the Beach for 2024. Complete the attached form to secure your spot. Watch here and our website for more information.

Mail or e-mail to the chamber.


Robert J. Parks Public Library

Find on FACEBOOK


Next FOL (Friends of the Library) Meeting: Jan 9th, 1 pm


Free Beginner ASL Classes : First Sat of every month 10am


Free ESL Classes: Tue & Thur mornings



January Calendar of Events


JANUARY HIGHLGHTS:


Jan 27th: Senior Tech 101, 9:30 am (tentative, so stay

tuned)


FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:

February 10th-14th: BLIND DATE with a book.

February 7th-14th: Cupid’s Baby Photo Contest

February 19th-29th: Murder Mystery Family Game


Workforce Development

Alpena Community College

www.discover.alpenacc.edu/workforce_development

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MEET the CHAMBER TEAM
Director
George Samra

Board of Directors
Sherry Kohl - President
Wendy Cramer - Vice President,
Kalitta Air
Ann Victoria Hopcroft - Secretary,
Attorney at Law
Pattie Fraser - Treasurer
Audubon Society
Belle Flora -
Huron Tent & Rental
Brianne Becker -
Oscoda Area Schools
Jennifer Jackson -
Huntington Bank
Stacy Rich -
Pete's Party Store


Volunteer at the Chamber
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TO DO AROUND TOWN

HIGHSCHOOL POOL - Door 12

Lap Swim ($4)

Water Exercise ($6)

Open Swim ($4)

Contact: communityeducation@oscodaschools.org


CARDIO DRUMMING (Low impact), Tues & Thur 9-10 am at the Oscoda-AuSable Senior Center. Questions? Gaylynn 989-305-2959


LINE DANCING

From Huron Out: Fridays, 7-9pm

Oscoda Senior Center: 10:30 am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays (Intermediate Level), and Thursdays

VFW Hall: Thursdays, 6-8pm (contact: (989) 305-2959)

Vista Lanes: Fridays, 5-8pm in the Lounge/Dance area


CARDS

-Oscoda Senior Center:

Bridge - Mondays 9:30am

Cards - Thursdays 12:30pm

Pinochle - Thursdays 6pm

Euchre - Sundays 5pm


CORN HOLE - Fridays, 6pm, Eagles Club


BINGO - American Legion, Sundays Noon


FISHING - Watch Wellman's Fish Report

Mi State Weekly Fishing Report


CANOEING - Visit our local rental establishments and enjoy the water.


CAMPING - Many camping facilities available in our area. Stop into the Chamber office for literature!


HIKING - Trails nearby. Visit the Chamber office for maps


CONCERTS on the BEACH (BANDSHELL) - Finished for the season, watch for 2024 schedule


LIBRARY - Robert J Parks Library


MOVIES at the PIER - Wednesdays at Dusk until Aug 16 (come 30 min prior)


PARKS/BEACHES - Swimming and playgrounds at the Public Beach.


IOSCO COUNCIL ON AGING SENIOR CENTER


THEATER - Shoreline Players


BOWLING - Vista Lanes Bowling


YOGA

a. To the Moon & Back - classes $10 each

b. Villages Clubhouse - Wed 5:30pm, $5

c. Harrisville Yoga - www.harrisvilleyoga.com

DINE IN or TAKE OUT at our LOCAL RESTAURANTS
Family Fare Supermarket Specials
Roger's Family Foods FB page
Revolve by Hope Shores
New Store Hours

Sun & Mon CLOSED
Tues - Thur 10am - 5pm
Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat 10am - 4pm

AL - ANON :
Oscoda Ausable Chapter

Please join us for Support and Friendship

Meetings Tuesdays 7pm
Oscoda Ausable Senior Center
653 State St, Oscoda, MI
FIRE DANGER!!!

You could be the difference between a campfire and a wildfire. Refrain from any outdoor burning when fire bans are in place.

If you do decide to have a campfire, be sure to:
 *  Keep a water source next to your campfire.
 *  Properly extinguish your campfire when you are finished by dousing with water and stirring dirt in with a shovel.
 *  Use the back of your hand to detect if heat is still coming from the fire or ring. If you can feel heat, the fire is not out. *  Douse and stir again.
 *  Spray down the metal ring of your campfire. The heat from that can cause dry grass to catch fire.
 *  Never leave your fire unattended, not even for a minute.

 *  Call 911 immediately if you see a wildfire.

ROBERT J. PARKS LIBRARY
6010 N. Skeel Avenue
Oscoda, Michigan

Visit Library Website



MICHIGAN LINKS


Mid-Mih Dist. Health Dept #2


Michigan DNR News


Michigan Dept of Health & Human Services (MDHHS)


Michigan Works 7B


Michigan Dept of Labor and Economic Opportunity


Dept of Environment, Great Lks, & Energy


MEDC Michigan Econ. Development Corp


LARA Licensing & Regulatory Affairs



LOCAL LINKS


AuSable Township


Oscoda Township


Iosco Arenac Library


Huron National Forest/USFS


Oscoda Area Schools


Alpena Community College


Oscoda CVB


Wurtsmith Air Museum


Develop Iosco


Food Distribution Locations


COMMUNITY RESOURCES
This program is for individuals 60+, and meet the income eligibility based below:

CSFP Income Guidelines (2023):

Household of 1
Annual income limit of $18,954 or a monthly income limit of $1,580
Household of 2
Annual income limit of $25,636 or a monthly income limit of $2,137
Household of 3
Annual income limit of $32,318 or a monthly income limit of $2,694

For larger Household Sizes, see:

The Iosco County Commission on Aging


Oscoda Senior Center,

653 State Street S.W., Oscoda

(989) 739-3668.

www.ioscocoa.org


Meet new friends and socialize

with friends and neighbors.


ACTIVITIES

Anytime: card games, board games, pool tables, check/checkers, electronic dart board, nature walks

Mondays

9:30am - Bridge

5:30pm - Cardio Drumming

Tuesdays

9-10am - Cardio Drumming

10:30am - Line Dancing

Wednesdays

10:30am - Intermediate Line Dancing

Thursdays

9-10am - Cardio Drumming

12:30pm - Cards

1:15pm - Crafts

6pm - Pinochle

Fridays

10:30am - Relaxation Coloring

Sundays

5pm - Euchre Night

MEALS Suggested Donation:

60+ : $4.00

<60 : $7.50


Jan 12: Baked Swai, Macaroni & Cheese, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Parfait

Jan 15: Baked Chicken Breast, Bread Stuffing, Broccoli, Orange

Jan 16: Sloppy Joe, Oven Fried

Potatoes, 3 Bean Salad, Apricots

Jan 17: Pizza, Tossed Salad, Prince Charles Blend Vegetables, Apple

Jan 18: Liver & Onions, Red Skin Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Ambrosia Salad

Jan 19: Chili with Beans, Tossed Salad, Cornbread, Applesauce

Jan 22: Baked Ziti, Capri Vegetable

Blend, Breadstick

Peach Fluff

Jan 23: Sheppard’s pie, Beets, Mixed Fruit

Jan 24: Hamburger, Homemade Fries, Coleslaw, Tropical Fruit Cup

Jan 25: Breakfast Casserole, Cottage Cheese with Fruit, Grapes

Jan 26: Roast Beef Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Winter Blend

Vegetables, Apple

Jan 29: Baked Ham, Baked Sweet

Potato, Cauliflower, Apricots

Jan 30: Cook’s Choice - Come Enjoy Jan 31: Chicken Taco Salad, Tortilla Chips, Coleslaw, Tropical Fruit Cup


Call to Make Reservations one day in advance.

Oscoda Center: (989) 739-3668

Hale Center: (989) 728-4251

Sand Lake Center: (989) 469-9361 Tawas Center: (989) 362-6892

Jeneane: (989) 728-2206

Janice: (989) 739-3781


*** All Meals are subject to change due to the availability of food. ***


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Youth Scouting Opportunities



Young people interested in scouting on the Sunrise Side can participate by joining a local scouting unit. In Oscoda, the available units include:


Troop #7G is for girls who have turned 11 or completed the 5th grade. Contact Dr. Pete Mapes at (937) 212-8435.

Troop #959B is for boys who have turned 11 or completed the 5th grade. Contact Mr. Alan Avery at (989) 820-5035.

Crew #7 is for young men and young women who have turned 14 or completed the 8th grade . Contact Dr. Pete Mapes at (937)212-8435.

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Veteran's Assistance Programs

Do you know of a local veteran who might need a helping hand? Then please contact Ron Whitney (CW5 Retired), Veteran Service Officer at (989) 362-6571 or at rwhitney@ioscocounty.org.


The Food Pantry for the Veteran's Assistance Program is available on Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Food Pantry Available at the

United Methodist Church

If there is someone out there that you know who is in need of food, there is a free food pantry available at the United Methodist Church in Oscoda. Located by the entry doors nearest to the church parsonage.


The Pantry is available 24 hours per/day, 7 days a week, 365 days.


Items Free to those who need them.


Pantry refilled by community donations.


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Baby Needs

If anyone is in need of free supplies for babies or toddlers, such as diapers, pullups, wipes and rash cream, these are available through Iosco County MDHHS.


You must be a resident of Iosco County to qualify.

Iosco County MDHHS

2145 East Huron Road

East Tawas, Michigan 48730

Ask the front desk staff at MDHHS for more information!!

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FISH

Friends Instantly

Sharing Help


FISH Inc., Oscoda is a group of Christians from many local churches who want to put their faith into action by expressing love and concern for our neighbors.


FISH volunteers are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.


Contact (989) 254-9187


FISH is always looking for volunteers.

If you are interested and can help