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Barn Sale at Friske Farm Market
August 30
9-5pm

This Friday, August 30, our BBQ Barn will be a filled with the best deals around! You will find tables and tables of Holiday and
Home Decor such as signs, lamps, candles and accessories, floral, tea cups, tabletop, fall, holiday and lots more - Many items as low as $1. You don't want to miss this amazing sale, so mark your calendar for this Friday, August 30, 9am-5pm at Friske Farm Market.

Evening with the Heart of Jesus
August 28
7-9pm

Enjoy familiar hymns that you can sing along with, original songs that lead you deep into meditation, scripture reflections that lead you into deeper union with God, along with peaceful periods of silence to hear what is being said in your heart.

Charlevoix Recovery Day
September 2
10:30am

Help us celebrate recovery from substance use disorders, reduce stigma for all substance use disorders and mental health disorders, socialize with members of our community and have some fun. Recovery walk t-shirts will be on sale at the time of registration for $10 each as well as cash raffle tickets to help support Alano Club for $10 each. If you have questions, contact BASES at 231-547-1144.

11:00am recovery walk (downtown pavilion), 12noon optional open AA meeting at the Alano Club, 1:10pm raffle luncheon at the Alano Club, 2pm Alano Club annual cash raffle drawing, 3:30pm coed softball game at Carpenter St. ball field (practices Sunday 8/25 - 2pm, all equipment provided).

Charlevoix Bridge Walk
September 2
12:45pm

The 31st Annual Charlevoix Little But Might Bridge Walk will be taking place on Labor Day, September 2nd at 1:00pm. This years event will benefit the Charlevoix School Rayder Den! The Rayder Den services Middle and High School students who are experiencing food insecurity. Meet at the Town House Bar at 12:45pm. Bridge walk T-shirts will be on sale at the Town House Bar the week before the event and the day of. For more info call 231-547-5190.

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.

$3 Casa Tuesdays at Red Mesa Grill
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features

Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm
The Series at Lavender Hill Farm
Doors open at 6pm and guest are welcome to picnic before the show. Concerts start at 7:30pm
August 31 | Sons of the Never Wrong
September 1 | Sons of the Never Wrong
September 7 | Suzie Vinnick

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

August 28 | Steve Dawson
August 29 | Lee Malone
August 30 | Lara Fullford
August 31 | Steve Dawson
September 6 | Peter and Leslee
September 7 | Willy Jam
Live Music Friday's! 7pm-9pm

August 30 | Lynn Callihan
September 6 | Dags Und Timmah!
September 13 | Under The Moon
September 20 | The Botala Project
September 27 | Crosscut Kings
Live Music at the Cantina

August 28 | Adam Engleman & Pete Cisco
August 29 | Dave Cisco
August 30 | Dave Cisco
August 31 | Ben Overbeek
Northern Lights Auction
with a Twist
St. Mary School
September 13, 2019
Charlevoix County Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Charlevoix County
September 13 & 14, 2019
2019 NHC Home Tours!
Petoskey
September 14, 2019
The Viola Concerto
Great Lakes Center for the Arts
September 21, 2019
Aging Gracefully
Performing Arts Center
Boyne City High School
September 21, 2019
Charlevoix County Household Hazardous Waste Collection
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!!

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.

Community Service Project Proposal Request
Each year, class members are required to complete a Community Service Project (CSP) during the course of their nine-month program. The purpose of the project is to teach the class to work together as a team, to identify a community need and resolve it, to learn basic project development skills, and to give something back to the community. Past projects can be seen HERE.

Not-for-profit organizations that provide services in Charlevoix County are invited to submit proposals for the next Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) Community Service Project. To qualify, the proposed project should start no earlier than Nov. 1, 2019, and be completed by no later than May 30, 2020. The requirements of the LCC Class should be specifically stated. Projects can be hands-on, can include fund-raising, and can involve organization development, public relations campaigns, and/or community activation. For more information regarding qualifications and submissions see the attached document HERE!

#Gnomevember
During the Month of August, Charlevoix residents can gather up old garden gnomes or create new ones. Between August 28 and September 1st, Gnomes can be placed (gently hidden) along the trails of Mt. McSauba. Those gnomes will become part of a network of garden gnomes on the trails.
During Gnomevember, residents, visitors, families, young and old, can hike the trails and see how many gnomes that they can find. Find a Gnome and get your picture with it. #CVXREC #Gnomevember #visitcharlevoix Share your outdoor adventures and photos on social media. Hiking and seeking has never been so fun.
If you would like to create a garden gnome, our event sponsor, Cottage Pottery will have several Gnomes that you can ‘walk in’ and paint anytime at their studio. Open Monday-Saturday 11-6 pm. We will be offering discounted pricing & a percentage of proceeds from this event will go toward Camp McSauba scholarships for summer camps & winter park passes. Please call Paige at Cottage Pottery 437-6500 for more information or click HERE for a reservation!

McLaren Northern Michigan Subaru Loves to Care
The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Northern Michigan received blankets and arts & crafts kits to provide hope, love, and warmth to those fighting cancer in northern Michigan. Subaru by the Bay donated as part of the Subaru Loves to Care Promise, in collaboration with Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

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