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Nominations Open for 2020 Board of Directors

As we begin planning for 2020, our Board of Directors is beginning the nominating process for electing incoming Directors. If you are interested in serving on our Board or know someone that you feel would be a guiding force for our organization, please send and email to hagen@charlevoix.org with the nominee name and why the nominee is interested in serving as a director. Our Board of Directors nominating committee is being selected this month and will then review all received nominations to narrow down to the official ballot. Nominations must be received by September 30th.
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

True North Interior Design & Antiques
108 Van Pelt Place
Charlevoix, MI 49720
231-437-3833

The Vault- Coworking Space in Downtown Charlevoix
201 State St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Lower Level
231-437-3454
Overstock Furniture Extravaganza
September 19, 20 & 21
19th 2-7pm | 20th & 21st 9-4pm

Bergmann Center Resale shop is having a Overstock Furniture Extravaganza! They will have amazing items, vintage, farm tables, benches, tables & chairs, wicker and much more! They are also having a September Special; all summer clothing on sale for $1.00!!

Make sure to stop in and see what they have to offer this Thursday, Friday and Saturday!!

Aging Gracefully Symposium
September 21
Registration 8:30 am | Event 9am

For many of us, aging with grace is important. Becoming more aware of maintaining
an active lifestyle, ensuring we keep healthy relationships, managing financial and other
affairs, and more are all natural — and key to healthy aging. Independence Village of Petoskey is hosting an expert panel on advice and resources for successfully navigating the aging process.

RSVP by Monday, September 16 at 231-348-8498. A complimentary lunch will be provided by Independence Village of Petoskey Executive Chef Andrew Colvin. To see a list of event experts and topics click HERE!

The Violet Viola
September 21
7pm

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is honored to welcome distinguished composer, David Lockington to the podium conducting the world premiere The Violet Viola Concerto at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. Inspired by the birth of his granddaughter, Violet, featuring GLCO Music Director Libor Ondras, viola soloist. This commission was made possible by Dr. Robert and Alice Pattengale. "Overture from Il Signor Bruschino" by Rossini and "Variaciones Concertantes" complete the program.
 
Pre-concert talk with Ondras and Lockington at 5:45 p.m. Tickets: $25-50, age 18 under Free; special pricing for Veterans. Tickets and more information at glcorchestra.org or 231.487.0010.

NCMC Ribbon-Cutting for Solar Panel Installation
September 24
4pm

The North Central Michigan College Foundation and the Leadership Little Traverse (LLT) Class of 2019 will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the installation of a solar panel array on North Central’s campus. The ribbon-cutting will take place at 4 p.m. on September 24, 2019, adjacent to the college library. A reception will follow in the library lobby.

A Heart Healthy Living Group Community Presentation Series
September 24
6-7pm

Jason Ricci, MD, will present information on the "Structural Heart", an umbrella term that encompasses the full scope of conditions caused by defects or abnormalities in the heart's valves, walls, and/or muscles. Presentation takes place at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion & Dialysis Center Reading and Relaxation room on the 2nd floor. This is a 1 hour free presentation and no registration required.

Please check the McLaren Northern Michigan Facebook page or call 231-487-4000 for a list of topics discussed at the next series on October 22nd and November 26th.

Evening with the Heart of Jesus
September 25
7-9pm

Enjoy familiar hymns that you can sing along with, original songs that lead you 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.

Protect Your Business from Embezzlement and Cybercrime
September 25
8:30-10am

Three speakers will help educate businesses on how to minimize your exposure. Matt Lierstein of Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, started his career as a Road Patrol Deputy where part of duties would include investigation of Embezzlement Cyber Crime. He is now the Detective Sergeant and will discuss cases he has invested involving embezzlement and cyber-crime.                 

This is being hosted by the Petoskey Chamber and Top of the Mitt SCORE. The seminar takes place at the Genesis Center 1124 Northmen Dr, Petoskey. All area businesses are invited to attend. The cost is $20.00. Pre-registration is required by September 20th. To register, call the Chamber at (231) 347-4150.

Supplier Immersion Day
September 27
9-12pm

DTE and Consumers Energy will host a Supplier Immersion Day Summit on Friday, September 27 th from 9 AM to 12 Noon ( see attached flyer ) at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. All businesses in the state interested in becoming a utility supplier are welcome to attend. Participating organizations will have an opportunity to network with buyers from both utility companies. In addition, meet with Tier 1 suppliers to discuss potential sourcing opportunities as a subcontractor. If you are interested in attending this event, please click here to RSVP by September 17 th .

Great Lakes Cinema Series: Maiden
September 29
2pm

Experience Maiden, the inspirational and empowering documentary, on the Great Lakes Center for the Arts’ 45-foot cinema screen with theatrical surround sound Sunday, September 29 at 2:00PM.Using archival and newly-shot footage, Maiden tells the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first-ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989 and shock the sports industry. For tickets and more information visit greatlakescfa.org, e-mail tickets@greatlakescfa.org or call 231.439.2610.

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

September 24 | Blake Elliott
October 1 | 3rd Groove
October 8 | Chris Michels
October 15 | The Real Ingredients
October 22 | Tic Tac GO
October 26 | Dave Cisco
October 29 | Blake Elliott
Join them for Food and Fun!
Live music! Fridays & Saturdays 6-9pm. Sundays & Tuesdays-Thursdays 5-8pm.

September 20 | Willy Jam
September 21 | Peter and Leslee
September 27 | Willy Jam
September 28 | Pistil Whips
Live Music Friday's! 7pm-9pm

September 20 | The Botala Project
September 27 | Crosscut Kings
Camp Daggett Fall Festival
Camp Daggett
October 6, 2019
Manufacturing Day
Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Cheboygan Counties
October 8-10, 2019
Free Educational Seminar Focused on Draft Beer Delivery Systems
Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company
October 8 & 9, 2019
College Night at North Central Michigan College
Student Community Resource Center
October 10, 2019
The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program joins the Great Lakes Center for the Arts & Announces Teacher Expansion
As it embarks on its 20 th year, the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program is proud to announce that it is joining the Great Lakes Center for the Arts as a core educational program of the Center.

Through the generous support of the Cummings family, the family and the Center are also delighted to announce DGSP’s expansion to three full-time strings teachers. Joining Music Director, Dr. David Reimer are Assistant Director, Dr. Katherine Okesson, and Instructor, Mr. Connor Dorsey.

Enrollment for the School Strings Classes is underway for the 2019 | 2020 academic year. For more information on how to enroll or about Individual Lessons and the Suzuki Program please contact Dr. David Reimer at  daviddgstrings@gmail.com or 616.828.8321. More information is also available at www.dorothygerberstrings.org or by contacting the Great Lakes Center for the Arts at 231.439.2600.

Leadership Program Looking for Community Project Ideas - Deadline Extended
Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) is now accepting proposals for its annual Community Service Project from local nonprofit organizations. The program has started its ninth year as a comprehensive training experience for community members seeking to play a more active role in leadership and their communities. The Community Service Project is an integral part of the hands-on experience of LCC participants. 
 
Each year, the class decides on a Community Service Project, which will benefit an area of Charlevoix County. The project involves all members of the leadership class and focuses on team building, project management, and leadership skills. The proposals will be reviewed by the LCC Executive Board of Directors and then distributed to the Class of 2019-2020 as received. Proposals will be accepted until a project is chosen in late November.
 
More information, a full description of the proposal guidelines and a list of past projects please visit HERE .

North Central Running Club Announces Fall 2019 Schedule
The club’s first season features four events, two of which are intercollegiate races. The Kirtland Firebird Invitational on September 27 will be the first intercollegiate, competitive athletic event in North Central’s 61-year history. The full schedule is as follows.

September 21 | 8pm | Monnlight Madness 5K | Petoskey State Park
September 27 | 5pm | Kirtland Firebird Invitational | Grayling
October 6 | 10am | Petoskey- Run Michigan Cheap 5K | East Park, Bay Harbor
October 19 | 9am | Chip Trails 2019 | Mt. Pleasant

Coached by Professor Rod Anderson, North Central’s co-ed running club includes 22 active student members. Races are open to all members. The club’s purpose is to provide both competitive and non-competitive running opportunities. Runners train together as a team, with several scheduled training sessions available throughout the week.

Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Welcomes New Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital is delighted to welcome its newest medical staff member, Rachel C. Mason, MD, to its Women’s Health team.

Dr. Mason is a graduate of Xavier College and Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. She completed her OB/GYN residency program at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, where her primary focus was minimally invasive surgery with extensive training in laparoscopic surgery.

A native of Dearborn, Michigan, Dr. Mason vacationed in the Charlevoix area as a child, and fell in love with the area and people. As a medical student, she was excited to learn that she would be doing clinical rotations at Charlevoix Hospital, an experience that ultimately drew her back to the hospital to begin her career in medicine. Dr. Mason is thrilled to be joining the community, having already purchased a home in Charlevoix and is beginning to experience all that beautiful northern Michigan has to offer. She is excited about putting her skills to work to improve the health of the area’s women, and is currently accepting new patients at Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Women’s Health, located at 14651 W. Upright Street in Charlevoix. Appointments can be made by calling (231) 547-4477.

Save the Date(s) for Fall Fun at Friske Farm Market
Mark your calendar now for Friske Farm Market's three biggest events of the year.
Saturday, September 28 - HARVEST FESTIVAL
Saturday, October 5 - FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday, October 12 - APPLE FEST
 
You will enjoy Food, Fun, Family and Forever Memories when you visit us during one of our amazing fall festivals. Each one, though unique in its own way, will have the following events to look forward to…
•Pancake Breakfast •Special Lunch Menu featuring our Fresh Applewood Smoked Meats including BBQ Ribs and Pulled Pork •Apple Cider Donuts •Pumpkin Donuts •Fresh Pressed Cider •Caramel Apples •U-Pick Apples •Live Music •Tractor-Drawn Wagon Tours of our Orchard•Face Painting •Giant Apple Slingshot •Big Apple Balloon •Kiddie Corn Maze •Pumpkins for Sale and more!
 
For more information visit our website at FRISKE.COM and click on the Events tab.
Friske Farm Market is open Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm and don’t forget our Cafe is open Monday-Saturday 8am-3pm!

Generations Exhibit
Local individuals, historical organizations and chambers from Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet & Otsego counties are sharing the fascinating stories of their towns & villages, both past and present.  Generations is a chance to highlight the importance of northern Michigan’s history through a collection of photos and text from twenty local communities to be shared with Raven Hill visitors. Exhibit hours are Sep 1, 2019 to Oct 12, 2019, Saturdays, Noon – 4pm and Sundays, 2pm – 4pm. Generations is also open at other times by appointment.

Join the Charlevoix Stingray Swim Team
The Official 2019/2020 Season is Oct. 11th - Feb. 28th and we can work around other sports. Try Outs / Placements: October 7th, 8th, and 10th (M, T and Th) from 5:00-6:00 pm. (Attend one day only. FREE.) Official Kick-off Welcome Party and Parent Meeting: Friday, October 11th. Pool Party for Stingray Swimmers: 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Parent's Meeting: 5:30 - 6:00 pm. Cost: $10 Drop-in or use your Official Season Pass / Punch Pass. Visit our website for pricing, schedule, financial scholarship application and forms. Contact Head Coach Thea Murray at 231.547.0982 or thea@charlevoixpool.org with questions .

Charlevoix Community Skate Park
We are asking for your input as we plan the future direction of the Charlevoix Community Skate Park. Please take just a couple minutes to complete this survey and tell us your thoughts! https://www.surveymoz.com/s/YGH64/ Thank you!

McLaren Northern Michigan Welcomes New Infectious Diseases Physician
McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to welcome Quentin Doperalski, DO, to the Infectious Diseases service. 
 
Dr. Doperalski received his medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of California San Francisco – Fresno. After his three year residency in Grand Blanc, Dr. Doperalski knew he wanted to practice medicine in Michigan.

With a special interest in treating and caring for patients with endemic mycoses, HIV, Hepatitis C, as well as travel medicine, Dr. Doperalski will be a great addition to the expert care that is already provided. For more information on infectious diseases services, or to make an appointment with Dr. Doperalski, please call 231-487-3590.

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.

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