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Charlevoix Circle of Arts 3rd Annual Tribute Dinner
August 21
5:30 pm Cocktails | 6:30pm Dinner

Honoring Lynne & Mason Rosenthal and Dave Robinson.
Please join us for this fun event and support the arts in Charlevoix! Held at the historic Grey Gables Inn. RSVP by August 16th.

Tickets & More info available at: C harlevoixCircle.org

Joanie McGuffin, Canadian Adventurer
August 21
8:30-10am

Joanie McGuffin, Canadian Adventurer. Canoes for Conservation: Our Land Trust’s Approach to Engaging People in Ecology and Culture.  Joanie McGuffin is a public speaker, educator and one of the founders of the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy  http://www.superiorconservancy.org/ . She is the author of eight books with her photographer husband Gary. Six are photographic books chronicling their long distance paddling voyages and two are illustrated instructional paddling guides. Cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Reservations are required. Please email willcall@ncmich.edu or call 231-348-6600 to make a reservation. Takes place in the gym in the Student and Community Resource Center.

Dinning 4 Paws
August 24

Folks all over Northwest Lower Michigan will host dinner parties, inviting their friends to come to a benefit for the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. A number of area restaurants will be also hosting parties with special dinner rates with a portion of the bill to benefit the CAHS.

At 8 p.m. all participants and parties are invited to a grand afterglow at Veterans Park in Boyne City on Lake Charlevoix. The Afterglow will have desserts prepared by the best area restaurants and desserteries in northern Michigan. There, we will tally and celebrate the fundraising results with cocktails and dancing to the live music.

Call the Charlevoix Area Humane Society at 231-582-6774 to register your party and estimated guest count, or send an email to pets@charlevoixhumane.org .

Wrestle the Lake
August 24
10:30-5pm

Rain or shine, the Charlevoix Wrestling Team will be hosting the annual fundraiser, Wrestle the Lake on Lake Charlevoix. Registration/ package pick up is at Ferry Beach Pavilion from 9-10am. 10:30am launch, poker hands due in by 5pm.

Pancake Breakfast
August 25
9:30-12:30pm

All are welcome for a pancake breakfast Sunday, August 25th from 9:30 am- 12:30 pm. There will be pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee. The cost is by donation and all proceeds go toward the St. Mary Middle School trip to Washington, DC this November.

Charlevoix Elks Lodge Blood Drive
August 26
1-7pm

Charlevoix Elks Lodge is hosting another blood drive! It will be held in their community room at 12735 US 31, Charlevoix. Call 866-642-5663 or vist versiti.org to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

St. Mary School Open House
August 27
5:30-7pm

Join us for a picnic and all school Open House on Tuesday, August 27 from 5:30-7 pm. Come see what St. Mary has to offer! We are currently enrolling Pre-K through 8th grade.

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. All who are supportive of recovery in some fashion are welcome to participate. 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).

$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 24 | Jill Jack
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 21 | The Pistil Whips
August 22 | Willy Jam
August 23 | Peter and Leslee
August 24 | Steve Dawson
August 25 | Danny B
August 27 | Chris Smith
August 28 | Steve Dawson
August 29 | Lee Malone
August 30 | Lara Fullford
Live Music Friday's! 7pm-9pm

August 23 | Brian T. McCosky
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 21 | Sean Bielby
August 22 | Dave Cisco
August 23 | Dave Cisco
August 25 | Ben Overbeek
Emerald Isle Irish Feile
Beaver Island
September 6-8, 2019
Bergmann Center "Starlight" Silent & Live Auction
Odawa Casino Ovation Hall
September 8, 2019
Northern Lights Auction
with a Twist
St. Mary School
September 13, 2019
The Viola Concerto
Great Lakes Center for the Arts
September 21, 2019
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. 

Community Foundation New Accepting Grant Proposals
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation announces the availability of grant dollars to support the work of area nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and municipalities. The deadline to submit a grant proposal is Tuesday, October 1, 2019 . Grant applications to support arts and culture, education, the environment, community and economic development, health and human services, recreation and youth are available by calling the Community Foundation office.

To apply for a grant or for more information, call 231.536.2440 or email Mishelle Shooks for youth grants at mshooks@c3f.org or Maureen Radke for all other grants at maureen@c3f.org .

Charlevoix County Recreation Plan Events
The Charlevoix County Planning Commission and Parks Committee are in the process of updating the Charlevoix County Recreation Plan. opportunities to provide public input to assist county officials in updating the plan. 

The next open house will be held on Thursday September 19 th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Charlevoix Public Library. We’ve also developed a community survey concerning the county parks and recreation facilities. The survey will be open until September 13 th .  The flyer and a link to the survey are posted on the Charlevoix County website under Announcements at:  http://www.charlevoixcounty.org

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