For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email  chamber@charlevoix.org
Charlevoix Summer Open House
 Downtown Charlevoix
June 13, 2019
Charlevoix Summer Open House
 Downtown Charlevoix
June 29-30, 2019
10-5pm & 10-3pm

Coveyou Computer Services
3890 Charlevoix Ave. Suite 190
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 347-9924

The Farley Calendar & Promo Product Co.
635 N. Park St.
Boyne City, MI 49712
(231) 459-4500

Independence Village
965 Hager Dr
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 348-8498

Hotdoggers Coney & Cafe
117 Antrim Rd
Charlevoix, MI 49720
(231) 487-2369

Great Lakes Cinema Series: The Big Lebowski
June 12

This Wednesday, June 12 at 8:00PM is your chance to see beloved cult-classic The Big Lebowski on the Center’s 45-foot cinema screen with Dolby surround sound! Starring Jeff Bridges, this Coen Brothers comedy follows Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name. Aided by his pals, he embarks from a case of mistaken identity down into the Los Angeles underworld, with stops along the way full of extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, and White Russians. For tickets and more information visit greatlakescfa.org, e-mail tickets@greatlakescfa.org , or call 231.439.2610.

Wine & Yoga at 1918 Cellars
June 13

Join us for a 1-1.5 hour yoga session with certified instructor Bailey Grajqevci of Charlevoix, Michigan. After your session, continue the relaxation with a glass of wine in the 1918 Cellars Wine Tasting Room.

Event is $20 per person, and includes the yoga session and one glass of wine. Bring your own yoga mat – yoga mats are available in limited quantity and must be requested in advance. Payment is due upon arrival.

Social Media and Human Trafficking
June 13

St. Mary Health Ministry invites you to the last of a 3-part program on Social Media and Human Trafficking. The program is for parents, grandparents, middle and high school students. A light dinner will be provided at 5:30 with the program starting at 6.

Pencil & Paper Exhibit Opening Reception
June 14

Join us this Friday, 5-7pm for our Opening Reception of our Pencil & Paper Exhibit! Highlighting 5 talented local & regional Michigan artists. Enjoy hors devours by Staffords with wine from Cherry Republic! Open to the public.

Historical Society Presents Bridge History Program
June 18

As a kickoff to the July 4 bridge illumination dedication, the Charlevoix Historical Society will be presenting a fully illustrated history of the lower channel bridges at the Charlevoix Public Library Community Room on Tuesday, June 18, at 6:30 pm. Narrating the program will be Harsha House Museum curator David L. Miles, who will emphasize the initial need for a bridge, the trials and tribulations of getting all six built and then maintaining them, with stories dramatic, comedic and tragic along the way. Call (231) 547-0373 for more information.

Kirk Venge Wine Dinner
June 20

Four courses with five wines! Limited Seating available for the amazing event! Contact 231-547-9796 option 3 for more information or stop into the pub! Menu Coming Soon! Food provided by Superior Food Company. Executive, Sou, and Guest Chef Plates!

Northern Michigan Parade of Homes Tour
June 21-22

Five Homes and One Garden....One Unforgettable Experience! The Northern Michigan Parade of Homes Tour on June 21 and 22 features five homes and the new children’s garden at the Charlevoix Library which was created by Site Planning & Development.

See new affordable residences and spectacular million-dollar homes with lake views. Tickets are $15 at the homes or $20 online. Children 13 and under are free. Homes are located in Charlevoix, Petoskey, Bay Harbor, Boyne City near Advance, and Harbor Springs. Maps, ticket link and details are available at  www.UpNorthHomeTour.com . Presented by the Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan.

North Central Offers Harris Garden Tours
June 21

Join North Central President Dr. David Roland Finley and his wife, Heidi, on a guided tour of the Harris Gardens from 8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, July 19 and August 16. Learn more about the College’s Harris Gardens, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, and the 26 sculptures by internationally renowned artists. Coffee service will be provided. Meet in the College’s Library lobby. No RSVP necessary.

Jack Harris, a retired businessman and philanthropist, contributed the sculpture garden to the North Central campus for the enjoyment of students, faculty, staff and community.

Mutt Strut at Royal Farms
June 22

Mutt Strut at Royal Farms in Atwood benefiting Cherryland Humane Societ. Pure breds and mutts alike will take to the green grass atop the hill at Royal Farms Farm Market and Winery to show off their stuff. The competition will all be in fun and for a good cause but boosts some great prizes. There will be several categories to register your dog in such as; dog/ owner look alike, largest, smallest, best dressed, etc. There will also be a grand prize package, which includes a $300 cash value from Dre Photography for your pup and a Bon Bons Pet Salon spa package, and a bandana from Bark Bling.

On site Dre Photography will be offering free fun mini wine themed photo sessions for your pups, Royal Farms will offer concessions including wine and hard cider, and Cherryland Humane Society will be on site…maybe even with a furry friend looking for a home!
For more information and to register visit http://bit.ly/RoyalFarmsMuttStrut
You can also visit Royal Farms Inc. Facebook page or call 231-599-3222

Charlevoix Elks Club Blood Drive
June 24

The Charlevoix Elks Club is having a blood drive in the Community Room. Appointments are preffered and can be made HERE or by calling 866-642-5663. Attempting donors who raise their sleeves to help patients in need may receive a limited edition car sunshade (white supplies last). The Elks Club is located at 12735 US 31.

Regional Apprenticeship Informational Luncheon in Grayling
June 25

All types and sizes of businesses, educational providers, and non-profit organizations from across northwest and northeast Lower Michigan are invited to attend an apprenticeship information luncheon, hosted by Kirtland Community College in Community Room B at 4800 W. 4 Mile Rd.

The session will include an interactive discussion regarding what an apprenticeship is, the process of developing a program, and using apprenticeships to fill workforce gaps. There is no charge to attend the information session. Space is limited to 100 attendees, and guests should RSVP to Evelyn.Szpliet@networksnorthwest.org .

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

Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm
June 18 | Sean Bielby
June 21 | Missy Memorial Party
w/ Buddha Sweet
June 25 | Blake Elliott

The Series at Lavender Hill Farm
Doors open at 6pm and guest are welcome to picnic before the show. Concerts start at 7:30pm
June 22 | The Moxie Strings
June 29 | Lemon Squeezy
July 5 | Cari Ray & The Shaky Legs
July 7 | Thunderwude
July 8 | Thunderwude
July 27 | Brian Ashley Jones

Cafe Sante - Live Entertainment

Live music from 8-11pm
June 14 | Nathan Bates
June 15 | Sean Bielby
June 21 | Ben Overbeek
June 22 | Holly Keller
June 28 | Genna & Jesse
June 29 | Michelle Chenard

Mastermind's Trivia at The Landings Restaurant

Every Tuesday from 7-9pm. There will be prizes and food/drink specials each week!

NOMI Style 2019
Charlevoix Area Community Pool
June 27, 2019

Friends' Annual Summer
Book Sale
Charlevoix Public Library
June 30, 2019
The Salvation Army
Christmas in July
Charlevoix Area Community Pool
July 6, 2019
Charlevoix Circle of Arts
Charlevoix Circle of Arts Has spaces available in their Art & Music Camps! Go to CharlevoixCircle.org to find out more, or call 231-547-3554.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!   For our annual juried fine arts exhibition! This year's title/theme is "Still Life With Soup" and is for artists' interpretation. Just $35 to enter & all mediums welcome. Deadline is July 13, 2019. Register and submit work HERE .

Happy Father's Day!
Add a little zip to Dad’s gift this Father’s Day and give him one of our newest farm house kitchen products; 
Hot Pepper Peach Jam and Hot Raspberry Jam (or choose our classic Cherry Pepper Jelly). Both are made with fresh (never frozen) fruit, peppers and just a little GMO free cane sugar that is perfect to add some sweet to the heat!  Spread our mouth-watering jam on crackers, toast, bagels or what ever inspires your palette.
Want to get one of these new ‘hot” products for FREE?
Just place an order of $50 or more in our online market and get your choice of Hot Pepper Peach Jam, Hot Raspberry Jam or Cherry Pepper Jelly FREE! Don’t wait! This offer expires on Father’s Day!

Please Join Edward Jones in Supporting Our Local Students
The success of today's students starts with a strong foundation of curriculum and resources. As our world becomes more global, competition within our younger generations continues to rise, emphasizing the importance of a quality education. Edward Jones values this philosophy within our own business model.
We're proud to support the academic development of young minds in this community through this spring's school supply donation program. The school supply donation program will begin on 05/25/2019 and end on 06/08/2019 at our office. We hope you will participate in this great program benefiting Charlevoix Elementary School.
If you have questions, require additional information or simply would like to discuss this donation opportunity, please contact us at 231-547-3852.

A Week at the Lake - 2019 Local Heroes Award
Pat O'Brien & Associates of Charlevoix and Boyne have something new and exciting to announce! They have created "A Week at the Lake" - Local Heroes Award. This award was created to recognize the unsung heroes of service and contribution in our community! The winner of this award will receive a free week's vacation on Lake Charlevoix featuring a beautiful Lake Charlevoix home with up to 10 family and friends, use of a hi performance Tritoon boat and all the fixings for a final night barbecue jamboree.

Nominations will be accepted June 1-30th. Send your letter to Pat O'Brien & Associates or email them at lakeweek@patobrien.com. Finalist will be announced July 5th at the Boyne City Stroll the Streets. The winner will be announced August 2nd. For more information contact Geoffrey Nelson at (818) 929-2555 or geoffrey@nelsonmodern.com

Charlevoix Area Garden Club
Spring may have arrived. Our baskets of petunias are out. The Charlevoix Area Garden club would like to encourage all merchants to contribute to the beauty of our community by planting window boxes, planters or a garden. Awards will be given to the most outstanding displays in several categories. This will happen  June 27th so you still have time to beautify your space with plantings. If you have questions, please contact either Shirley Polakowski at  231-5476753 or Audrey Etienne,  231-582-2739. Let's all help make Charlevoix beautiful. 

Charlevoix County Commission on Aging June Updates
Senior Project FRESH is back! This is a program that makes fresh fruits and vegetable available for income-eligible seniors. It also benefits the local farmers’ markets too! Coupons will be distributed on a first come - first served basis, NO APPOINTMENTS. If you have any questions, please contact the Charlevoix County COA at 231-237-0103.
  • You must be 60 years of age or older
  • You must be a CHARLEVOIX COUNTY resident
  • You must participate in nutrition education presented by the COA/MSU Extension

Income Guidelines:
  • Household size of 1 --$1,872 or less
  • Household size of 2 -- $2,538 or less
  • Household size of 3 -- $ 3,204 or less

Distribution Sites:
Charlevoix Senior Center (Dining Room) Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:30a
Pine River Place (Community Room) Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 1:00p
Print our Calendars, “Like” our Facebook Page “Charlevoix County Commission on Aging”, and look all the other goings on either on the Senior Hi-Lites Newsletter page or the Menus / Calendars and Activities pages of our website HERE !

We are changing what aging looks like and feels like!

Wellness Wednesday
Every Wednesday from 8am-11am, Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital hosts "Wellness Wednesday" health screenings at the hospital’s Wellness Workshop, 411 Bridge Street in Charlevoix. 

Health screens include: Total Cholesterol, HDL, TC/HDL Ratio, Glucose Level, Body Mass Index Score, Muscle and Fat Percentages, and a Blood Pressure Reading. Cost for the service is $15 with no appointment necessary. Participants will receive all test results at the time of the screening and a “Know Your Numbers” log to track progress. A Registered Nurse will adapt health consultation and educational materials to individual results.  For further information, contact the office of Community Health Education at the Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Wellness Workshop at 231-437-3482. 

North Central to Increase Nursing Enrollment
North Central Michigan College is increasing their nursing enrollment for Fall 2019 semester, the first increase since 2006. Because of the persistent demand for nurses in northern Michigan, the shortage of nurses across the nation, and the high number of qualified students who could be admitted to the program, North Central Michigan College will increase enrollment from the current number of 46 students to 64 students beginning with the Fall semester. This increase better meets the burgeoning health care needs in our geographical area and will help improve the quality of life of nursing graduates and the populations they serve.

At any given time, there are over 100 RN jobs posted online in this area. Typically most, if not all of North Central graduates, have nursing jobs within six months of graduation. The average pre nursing course GPA last year was 3.72. Admission is extremely competitive in part because North Central’s NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) pass rate of 93% is consistently above the national and state average. NCMC tuition is also one of the lowest in the state making the program attractive for its high rigor and affordability. For more information about North Central’s nursing program, contact Dean of Nursing, Allied Health and Science, Dr. Jamie Pagels, at 231-348-6658 or jpagels@ncmich.edu

Congratulations St. Mary 8th Grade Graduates!
St. Mary School graduated 3 8th Graders last Friday. There was Mass and a breakfast for the students and their families to honor our graduates: Izzy Hosler, Aiden Parish and Jillian Romano. Congratulations and we wish you all the best! stmaryschoolcharlevoix.com
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