For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email  chamber@charlevoix.org
Charlevoix Apple Fest
Downtown Charlevoix
October 11-13, 2019
10-6pm | 10-4pm
Enhanced Business After Hours
Castle Farms - 1918 Cellars
October 16, 2019

Northern Michigan P.D.R. LLC
PO Box 133
Petoskey, MI 49770

My Grandmother's Table
115 Bridge St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720

Annual Meeting
October 9

Please join us for our Annual Meeting! When: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm Location: Charlevoix Area Community Pool, 11905 US 31 N -All community members welcome -Light refreshments provided Make sure to take advantage of DOLLAR NIGHT afterward from 6-8 pm!

Manufacturing Day
October 9-10
School Hours

On Oct. 8, 9 & 10, 2019 high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to tour local manufacturing plants to see first-hand the jobs and opportunities available right in their home towns.   Tours will take place during school hours at 23 companies throughout Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet counties. As today’s manufacturing professions are highly skilled with innovative facilities, the idea for MFG Day was to bring the public to manufacturing facilities and let them gain a positive experience of manufacturing. For more information on National Manufacturing Day, visit  www.mfgday.com . For more information on our local Manufacturing Day tours, please contact Carly Bortz at 231-582-6482 or  carly@northernlakes.net .   

Wine & Yoga at Castle Farms
October 10

Wine & Yoga is tomorrow (Thursday) at 6 pm! Join us for a Gentle Flow, appropriate for beginners and all levels, followed by wine at Castle Farms 1918 Cellars . $20 includes yoga and wine. Must be 21+. It’s a great way to kick off Apple Fest!

Knights of Columbus Hunter's Banquet
October 10

A Charlevoix Community Food Pantry Fundraiser with featured speaker Bob Hoffman, travelogue African Wildlife Safari Adventure. Gourmet buffet dinner including roast beef, turkey and pork along with an array of sides and desserts. Tickets are $20 for the dinner. There are also raffle tickets for sale: $5 each or 5 for $20. 1st place prize is an $800 Shopping Spree at Jay's Sporting Goods and 2nd place prize is a $500 Visa gift card.

St. Mary Baked Goods Booth
October 11

St. Mary School will have a booth with baked goods at the Charlevoix Apple Fest on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12 from 10 am- 6 pm both days. Come see us and support St. Mary School!!

Lean Learning Consortium Wojan Windows and Doors Tour
October 11

Presentation on the journey of Wojan into Lean manufacturing and a great opportunity to network with other businesses. Click the register button below for on-line sign-up, or call / email Shari at CCE; phone number and email below. Each member can send 2 people to this program. If not a member, please sign up or give CCE a call. We will meet at Wojan Windows and Doors, 217 Stover Road, Charlevoix. Their web site is http://www.wojan.com .
Luncheon Lecture looks at Addiction & Tribal Justice
October 11
11:30am lunch | 12pm Lecture

North Central Michigan College’s Luncheon Lecture will feature the Hon. Allie Greenleaf Maldonado, chief judge for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. The program will be held in the Library Conference Center on the Petoskey campus.

What should a tribal court do with addicts who commit crimes? Should a drug dealer be sent to jail or diverted to a healing-to-wellness program? Judge Maldonado has faced those difficult questions and will explain how she answers them. Her essay on the topic is contained in a new audio textbook, “Tough Cases,” which looks at the decision-making processes used by judges who have dealt with a variety of thorny cases, including Elián González, Scooter Libby, and Terri Schiavo.

Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 or email luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu to reserve your place at the table. Cost is $12 (cash or check only – at door) and includes lunch. 
Apple Fest Fun Run
October 12

Don't miss the Apple Fest Fun Run! A beautiful 1 Mile run at 9am and 5K run at 9:30am is a great way to kick off your Apple Fest Saturday. Register at Active.com and join in! This run has fun obstacles along the way-- hay bales to jump, apple toss and more. End the run with some fantastic donuts, coffee, fruit and Kilwin's chocolate along with the best swag in town! Never a t-shirt and always a good time. Bring your friends and family and enjoy Charlevoix the Beautiful. All proceeds go to local kids in Northern Michigan from the Charlevoix Kiwanis Youth Foundation.

Register at HERE TODAY!

Celebrate Apple Fest With Friske Farm Market
October 12

Take in all the sights, smells and flavors of fall this Saturday, October 12 at Friske Farm Market. Our market & cafe open at 8am with an amazing Apple Streusel Pancake Breakfast as well as both Pumpkin and Apple Cider donuts. Stay for the day and enjoy hot & cold cider, caramel apples, caramel apple pie, scratch baked good galore, pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, wagon rides as well as lots of family friendly festival activities. Starting at 11:30 feast on our fresh applewood smoked meats including BBQ ribs and pulled pork. For all the festival details go to FRISKE.COM or our Facebook page.
Don’t forget to visit our booth in Charlevoix at the 41st Charlevoix Apple Fest. This is the highlight of the harvest season and we love celebrating it with the entire Northern Michigan community! Enter photos of your “Friske Experience” in our 2nd annual Photo Contest. Go to Friske.com/2019-photo-contest for more information, rules and submission.

Talk with a Doc
October 15

Talk with a Doc on October 15 tth topic: Spinal Fusion: Myths and Reality  We are excited to have Dr. Anthony Bozzio come to the Wellness Workshop! Come and learn about spinal health while you enjoy a healthy plant-based lunch on us ! For more information call 231-437-3482.

Wine and Dine with Independence Village!
October 17

Join us for an exclusive wine tasting and culinary pairing. Wines will be carefully paired by Ed Brehm, Certified Sommelier, of Boyne Provisions. Culinary offerings will be created by Executive Chef Andrew Colvin of Independence Village of Petoskey.

Come and enjoy exceptional hors d' ourves, wine and music and see for yourself why so many families and residents have chosen Independence Village of Petoskey! Please RSVP to 231-348-8498 by October 11 to let us know your coming!

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

October 15 | The Real Ingredients
October 22 | Tic Tac GO
October 26 | Dave Cisco
October 29 | Blake Elliott
November 5 | Project 6
November 12 | Chris Michels
Live Music from 7-9pm

October 12 | Sean Beilby | Applefest Celebration | Pumpkin Bowling
October 18 | St. Joe Jack
October 26 | Pete Kehoe | Halloween Party
Small batch beer release & Costume Contest
Live Music at 8pm

October 18 | The Marsupials
November 22 | The Marsupials
Charlevoix Munson Wellness Center
October 23, 2019
Spook Swim 2019
Charlevoix Area Community Pool
October 25, 2019
GLCO & Award-Winning Crooked Tree Arts Center Dancers
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra
October 27, 2019
Grand Wedding Expo
Castle Farms
October 27, 2019
Trick or Treating
American House
October 31, 2019
East Park Tavern Apple Inspired Menu this Weekend!
East Park Tavern is having a apple inspired menu in honor of Apple Fest 2019! Be sure to stop in and try their delicious starters features and dessert. View menu HERE !

Charlevoix Farmers Market Moves to the Charlevoix Public Library!
The Charlevoix Farmers Market moves to the Charlevoix Public Library this Thursday October 10 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. The Fall Market will run each Thursday through November 21, with a special holiday market on November 26.

Live From Charlevoix
Live From Charlevoix is excited for another great season!
Mark your calendars from another great season of Live From Charlevoix.
Saturday, November 9 th- Night of Hilarity
Saturday, January 18 th- Three Men and a Tenor
Saturday, February 22 nd- Jill Jack
Tickets go on sale, Monday, October 14 th!

Hospice Assist Continues to Support People Facing Illness & Grief
Hospice of Northwest Michigan is excited to announce its re-launch as Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist! 
During a time of change, Hospice of Northwest Michigan recently set forth on a journey of exploration of its roots as well as its future. While the agency’s name will be new – Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist (or simply, Hospice Assist) – their goal is to remain a non-medical hospice agency that can provide support to people caring for their loved ones. In addition, Marriott shared that they will continue to be the ‘go-to source’ for grief support thanks to the work of David Behling.

Northwest Michigan Hospice Assist is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-medical hospice service specializing in volunteer and grief support for those facing illness and loss, serving Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego Counties. Call 1-800-551-4140 or visit  HospiceAssist.org  for more information on their services or to learn more about how you can help support their mission.  

Charlevoix Circle of Arts - October Happenings!
Acrylic Pour Class, Heidi Finley- Friday, October 18th 
Marbled Scarf Class, Heidi Finley - Saturday, October 19th 
Yoga & Adult Ballet:
Mondays    Ballet @ 6 pm
Tuesdays    HATHA Yoga @ 5:30 pm
Wednesdays  GENTLE Yoga @ 10 am

McLaren Northern Michigan Welcomes New Internal Medicine Physician
McLaren Northern Michigan Internal Medicine in Petoskey is pleased to welcome David Kramer, MD, board-certified internal medicine physician to the practice. 
Dr. Kramer received his medical degree from the University of Michigan. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases from William Beaumont Hospital. With over 30 years of experience practicing medicine, Dr. Kramer is an experienced internist with special interests in diabetes, infectious diseases, and preventative care.

Dr. Kramer is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, please call 231-487-2460.

Munson Charlevoix Wellness Workshop
Our Fall/Winter 2019 schedule of classes is attached for our “ Make and Take “ learning lunch (and back by popular demand) our evening “Art of Healthy” plant-based dinner. Call our main number (231) 437-3482 to register – *please note that we will be now asking for pre-payment upon registration. See HERE for a schedule!

Beginner Level School Classes with the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program start the Week of Oct 7
The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program (DGSP) provides exceptional locally-based strings music education for area youth. Enrollment for the 2019 | 2020 academic year is underway with beginner level school classes starting the week of October 7.

For those looking to learn more about the program, be sure to attend an upcoming informational parent meeting. These meetings will cover frequently-asked-questions and provide vital information parents need throughout the year. Upcoming meeting dates, times, and locations are as follows: September 30, 5:30PM, Charlevoix Elementary School; October 1, 5:30PM, Lakeland Elementary School; October 2, 5:30PM, Petoskey Middle School; and October 3, 5:30PM, Boyne City Middle School. This schedule and more information may also be found at dorothygerberstrings.org .
Enrollment for the school strings classes is underway for the 2019 | 2020 academic year with the cut off for beginner level school classes being October 11. To register your child for upcoming beginner classes and learn about other DGSP offerings, visit dorothygerberstrings.org ! If you have additional questions about the program, contact Music Director, Dr. David Reimer at davidgstrings@gmail.com or 616.828.8321.

Celebrating 122 Years - Anniversary Sale!
Since 1897, our family-owned retail company has been grateful for customers supporting a local shopping experience for fashion-forward style. We began with one store and this year we now reside in 68+ charming communities amongst 11 states. To thank you, please join us Sept. 30 - Oct. 13 for our 122 nd Anniversary Sale with great deals, coupons, charity partners and more fun at your local Glik’s!

-         Sale items include women and men’s clothing, shoes, boots, denim, select youth items and more. You’ll find your favorite brands including Ginger G, Thread & Supply, Simply Southern, Weatherproof, Reflex and Glik’s own line named 1897, exclusive to our customers.
We are so excited to celebrate this time of year with you, and we thank you for including us in your community.

Charlevoix County Commission on Aging October Notices
It’s a fall full of fun at the local Senior Centers! 
Our Wednesday night dinners are now over for the year but they will start back up in May. Please plan to join us now Monday through Friday from 9a-2p!
Join us an any of the East Jordan, Boyne City or Charlevoix centers on Friday, October 11, 2019 for our version of Oktoberfest full of Food, Fun and Games.
Our Halloween Party is scheduled for Thursday, October 31, 2019 so please join us for some Ghoulishly good food and fun!
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is excited to collaborate with Dr. Steven Hufford for a new Eyeglass Clinic! Dr. Hufford will be offering FREE Services for adults 60 years old and older including Eyeglass adjustments, Nose Pad checks and cleanings at the Boyne Area Senior Center on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 11a - 1p. For more information please contact Loretta at (231) 582-6682 if interested.

Charlevoix County Transit Community Workshop
Charlevoix County Transit invites you to participate in planning for the system’s future! Through a series of upcoming workshops you’ll have the opportunity to:
·        Hear about the results of several surveys that obtained input from customers, employers, and the community;
·        Provide your input on potential improvements to existing services; and
·        Learn how you can stay involved in efforts to improve transit services in Charlevoix County.
Your input is valuable and your participation appreciated, so please plan to join us at one of these workshops: October 9 at Boyne City Hall at 319 N Lake St from 8:30-11:30am, October 9 at Charlevoix County Administrative Building in the Pine Lake Room at 203 State St from 1:30-4:30pm, October 9 at Boyne City Taproom in Great Lakes Lounge from 6:30-8:30pm, October 10 at Peaine Twp Hall at 36830 Kings Hwy, Beaver Island from 9:30-12:30pm, and October 11 at East Jordan EMS Building at 555 Maple St from 9-11am.

RSVP/Questions: Call the Charlevoix County Transit office at 231-582-6900 or via e-mail at info@cctransit.org. Charlevoix County Transit Info: To schedule a ride contact Charlevoix County Transit at 231-582-6900.

Community Immunization Clinic
Employees miss work when they’re sick. Getting a yearly flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and its potentially serious complications. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated by the end of October. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is offering a community immunization clinic on Tuesday, October 8th at Charlevoix Elementary School from 3:00-5:00PM. We also offer worksite clinics for employers who have 25 people or more that want to get their flu shot/other immunizations. We accept most insurances and provide assistance to those who are under or un-insured. To schedule an appointment at a clinic, please call 1-800-432-4121. To schedule a worksite clinic, call Yvonne Louiselle at 231-547-7603.

The Nathan Beem Memorial Nature Preserve
Reflecting A Young Man's Integrity In The Natural World

The Upper Chain of Lakes has long been a special place for the Beem family. When Dan Beem first brought his young bride Heather up north and then later his children Kristin and Nathan, they all fell deeply in love with the area. So much so that Kristin named her daughter Ellie, a shortened version of Ellsworth. Despite the nearly seven-hour drive from Xenia, Ohio, they made the trip as frequently as possible and the kids both grew to love camping and fishing. “Nathan would sit on the dock and fish for hours as a little boy,” Dan recalls. “It didn’t even matter if he wasn’t catching anything.” As Dan would later describe, Nathan came to know the Upper Chain and surrounding lakes so well he could have been a fishing guide.

On August 24, 2018, at the age of 21, Nathan’s life came to an unexpected end in Ellsworth, a place where he someday dreamed of owning land and living. Very shortly after this tragedy, Dan sensed that he wanted to do something in Nate’s honor that would reflect his son’s deep love of the outdoors. He reached out to Little Traverse Conservancy Associate Director Ty Ratliff to discuss some ideas and options, first meeting Ty in October 2018.

The Beems worked with LTC on a fundraising campaign to create the 105-acre Nathan Beem Memorial Nature Preserve. The campaign was launched in early May and soon after, hundreds of donations came pouring in for the special land preservation effort. A large portion of the funding came from the Beem Family and from 158 individual donors as well as a grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation for this special land preservation effort. Additional funding came from the Michigan Forest Habitat Fund.*

To learn more about Nathan and the rest of the Nathan Beem Memorial Nature Preserve story click HERE and visit their website landtrust.org/beem
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