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State of the Community
Castle Farms
September 10, 2019
11:30-1:30pm
Business After Hours
Charlevoix Elks Lodge
September 18, 2019
5-7pm
Legislative Update
Charlevoix Public Library
September 23 2019
8am

Member Appreciation
Beach Bash
Ferry Beach
September 26, 2019
5-8pm
Emerald Isle Irish Feile
September 6-8

The theme of natural born and transplanted Irish citizens celebrating Irish heritage will run continuously through this upcoming celebration of Irish history, Music, dancing and old-fashioned Irish fun. The island’s own Irish performers will lend a hand to the lineup of incoming musicians and bands, guaranteeing a constant stream of Irish ballads, tunes and drinking songs to accompany an array of planned activities and entertainment venues. The “feile” (festival), a long-awaited comeback, Celtic fair of sorts will surely attract Beaver Island’s twin-city relatives from Aranmore Island, Ireland. Come join the party and swing your shamrocks!

Bergmann Center "Starlight"
Silent & Live Auction
September 8
1-4pm

The Auction is at the Odawa Casino Ovation Hall on Sunday, September 8 th from 1 – 4. Doors open at 1 p.m. We have a silent Auction and a Live Auction. We receive donations from many generous supporters in the community. We have many great items this year including a Guitar from the 2004 Country Music awards ceremony autographed by several of the attendees such as Brooks & Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Big N Rich, and Sugarland, along with hotel stays, golf outings, baked goods, handcrafted items and much much more.

The Vault Opens September 9th! Co-Working in Downtown Charlevoix
September 9
8-5pm

Regular/drop-in hours will be 8-5 M-F with 24/7 access for members. During the entire week the general public is invited to come work in the space for free. The Vault offers WiFi, printing/copying/scanning, complimentary locally roasted coffee, conference room, and plenty of space to set up and get things done. Promotional rates for memberships will be available.

All events are free and open to the public. The Vault is located at 201 State Street, Lower Level (below Huntington Bank). Come celebrate this great addition to downtown Charlevoix! More info can be found at: thevaultcharlevoix.com






Special events will be taking place each day to give more reasons to stop in:

Monday, 9/9:
Charlevoix Moon Wine Tasting
Tuesday, 9/10:
Yoga at 1pm (BYO mat)
Wednesday, 9/11:
Chair massages by Well Being Day Spa - 10-12pm
BYO Lunch & Learn - "Facebook for Beginners + Content Building" with Visit Charlevoix @ 12:30pm
Thursday, 9/12:
Graze Catering & Biers Brewery from 4-6pm
Friday, 9/13:
Free mini-readings with Persephone's Folly 10am - 4pm
Northern Lights Auction with a Twist
September 13
5-9pm

St. Mary School is having a fundraising auction on Friday, September 13 at Castle Farms in Charlevoix from 5-9 pm. There will be a strolling dinner while you visit different informational tables of ministries in our community, and then transition into the Live auction where there will be packages you won't want to miss! You can register by going to www.stmaryschoolcharlevoix.com and click on Northern Lights Auction with a Twist.

Charlevoix County Household Hazardous Waste Collection
September 13 & 14
5-8pm | 9-1pm

Charlevoix County is having a Household Hazardous Waste Collection coming this September 13th and 14th. You are able to make a reservation for pick up by calling 231-547-7221 between September 5th - September 12th from 8am-4pm. For more information on what you are able to have collected please click this link HERE!!

2019 NHC Home Tours!
September 14
10-5m

It's time for the 2019 Northern Home & Cottage Home Tours! Join us on Saturday, September 14th for an inside look at 6 of the most stunning homes "Up North!" All ticket proceeds go to The Child and Family Services of Northwest Michigan.

$3 Casa Tuesdays at Red Mesa Grill
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features
Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm

September 9 | Brett Mitchell
September 16 | Dave Cisco
September 17 | Sean Bielby
September 24 | Blake Elliott
October 1 | 3rd Groove
October 8 | Chris Michels
The Series at Lavender Hill Farm
Doors open at 6pm and guest are welcome to picnic before the show. Concerts start at 7:30pm
September 7 | Suzie Vinnick

Join them for Food and Fun!
Live music! Fridays & Saturdays 6-9pm. Sundays & Tuesdays-Thursdays 5-8pm.

September 6 | Peter and Leslee
September 7 | Willy Jam
Live Music Friday's! 7pm-9pm

September 6 | Dags Und Timmah!
September 13 | Under The Moon
September 20 | The Botala Project
September 27 | Crosscut Kings
The Viola Concerto
Great Lakes Center for the Arts
September 21, 2019
Aging Gracefully
Performing Arts Center
Boyne City High School
September 21, 2019
Supplier Immersion Day Summit
Goei Center, Grand Rapids
September 27, 2019
Sean Finster is back on air at 101.9 WLDR
One of the most recognizable – and hilarious – voices in Northern Michigan radio, Finster is widely known for his role as the funny half of a popular morning drive show at another Traverse City station nearly a decade ago. His new show, “Finster in the Morning” will feature his erstwhile co-host on yet another local station, Abbey Courtney, founder of the “people helping people” nonprofit, Spark in the Dark.

He will be back on the air starting at 5:25am on September 3, 2019.

Wellness Workshop Announcements
HERE you’ll find September’s Wellness Workshop calendar. We are busy planning our Fall/Winter ‘Make and Take’ classes - so stayed tuned. Please note that September 13 th ‘Make and Take’ was changed to the 20 th . For those signed up, you’ll be receiving a call regarding this change. Also, there won’t be morning yoga on September 20 th .  We apologize for any inconveniences these changes may cause. 

MiCareer Quest: Char-Em ISD - Seeking Employers to Participate
MiCareerQuest Char-Em ISD, taking place October 19 th , 2019 at North Central Michigan University, will be a hands-on career and college readiness event giving ninth-grade students the opportunity to interact with dozens of employers representing numerous occupations. Students will have the chance to:

-Talk one-on-one with experts from the regions high-demand industries
-Touch, feel and work with the tools and technology of the trades
-Walk away with in-depth and practical knowledge of today’s workplaces
If your company is interested in promoting your careers, garnering interest from local students, and interacting with potential future workforce, we want you to participate! Learn more and register at CharemISD.org .
MiCareer Quest Char-Em ISD is in partnership with Networks Northwest and in collaboration with Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, local Chambers of Commerce, Northwest Michigan Industrial Association and North Central Michigan College.

Win a Trip of a Life Time!
Charlevoix Area Humane Society Big Ticket Raffle. Call 231-582-6774 to pick your lucky number today! Only 1000 tickets sold at $50 each. Win a 7 night Maui Adventure (includes Airfare!). Suggested Retail Value: $13,760

This Experience Includes:
• 7-night stay in a garden- or mountain-view one-room Suite at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui
• Daily breakfast for 2
• Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous United States to Maui, HI
• Winspire booking & concierge service
Or $10,000.00 CASH! 

Proceeds benefit the mission of the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. Drawing December 13, 2019 4:00pm at the Charlevoix Area Humane Society (need not be present to win).

Lions Club Partners with Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital for Mt. McSauba Campers
Campers at this year’s Mt. McSauba day camp became familiar with a new program rolled out as a result of a partnership with the local Lions Club and Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital. Called “Try-it-Tuesday,” the program’s goal was to introduce new healthy snack foods to the campers, aged 5-13.

The hospital, through its Wellness Workshop, provided a dietitian and registered nurse to work with the campers each Tuesday morning, making healthy snacks. In many cases, the young campers were trying certain fruits, veggies and other nutritious snacks for the very first time. Smoothies, fruit kabobs, parfaits and fruit “bugs” all took their turns showing up in pre-packaged kits for groups of campers to work together to assemble. The hospital’s certified diabetes educator, Amanda Evans, and Kristie Fichtner, RN, joined the campers each Tuesday to not only provide the ingredients and recipes, but to provide health tips and education that would help promote healthy eating.

Charlevoix County Commission on Aging Sept Notices
The COA Office and all of the Charlevoix County Senior Centers are CLOSED on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day.
 
We are beginning special Veteran centric presentation during out Veteran Appreciation Socials and Lunches at our Senior Centers. September Ed May will have a slide show on the Brave Heart Estates.
 
The COA is excited to collaborate with Great Lakes Ear Nose & Throat Specialists! Great Lakes will be offering FREE Audiology Services for adults 60 years old and older including Hearing Screenings, Hearing Aid Cleanings and Ear Wax Checks at the Boyne Area Senior Center on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 9a - 2p. Appointments are REQUIRED so please call (231) 582-6682 if interested.
 
The COA will be participating in the 25 th Annual Human Services Information Summit on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 8a-12:30pm We will have an information booth at the Resource Fair and Amy Wieland the Director will be available to answer questions that day.

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