For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email  chamber@charlevoix.org
Business Expo &
Taste of Charlevoix
Castle Farms
March 20, 2019

Booth Spaces are still available. Please contact the Chamber office for more information,
231-547-2101 or cole@charlevoix.org

 Graze Catering
Sarah Sheaffer, Owner

St. James Boat Shop
38253 Freesoil Ave
Beaver Island, MI 49782

Grandview Golf Club
3003 Hagni Rd
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Lenten Fish Fry
March 8

St. Mary Lenten Fish Fry menu includes: fried or baked fish provided by John Cross Fisheries, grilled cheese, french fries or baked potato, coleslaw, roll and homemade desserts. The cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children 10 and under and $40 for a family.

Think Spring at Panache
March 4-9

FREE polish change (mani or pedi) with any foil service with Laura. Call 231-437-3330

Vienna Boys Choir
March 10

Limited seating available to experience the angelic voices and timeless talent of the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir this Sunday at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. One of the oldest musical organizations, the Vienna Boys Choir has thrilled audiences around the globe with rapturous harmonies, purity of tone, delightful repertoire, and charming demeanor. The choir has been synonymous with fine choral music for over 500 years and in its rich history has collaborated with some of the world’s greatest composers, including Mozart and Bruckner. For tickets and more information call the Box Office at 231.439.2610.

Fun/CMA Family Film Night
March 14

Free Family Film night- CMA proudly presents "Alice in Wonderland" in anticipation of our Spring Performance. Families are welcome. Refreshments available. Donations at the door fund Student activities at Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts.

Shamrock Shuffle
March 16

Break out your lucky shoes, wear some green or even your favorite kilt, and start your day with a little jig-jog to benefit the Charlevoix Cross Country program! Proceeds are used to fund running equipment, camp scholarships, and meet travel expenses for students in need of assistance, and build a college scholarship fund for local high school cross country runners. Both races will start and finish at Charlevoix Elementary School on Division St. in Charlevoix. MI

Live From Charlevoix:
Dad Bod Comedy Tour
March 16

Three Great Comedians with So-So Bods! This is an Adult Show, because we all know how embarrassing your Uncle's Jokes can be, right?
Billy Hoffman, JR Williams and Gary Langley are ready to make you laugh your butt off and feel a little naughty about it while doing it. Join us on March 16 at 8pm for a night of laughs and fun! Complimentary appetizers provided by French Quarter New Orleans Bistro.

Thrive 45 Spring Social
March 18

Kick off March Madness with Thrive 45's Spring Social event. Sport your favorite team or college colors and be entered to win a $50 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card. Fill out your own March Madness bracket, enjoy an awesome buffet, and socialize with other young professionals. $5 at the door covers food, cash bar available for drinks. Register for this event HERE.   We ask that you pre-register for this event by March 14 at 5:00pm.  

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

Live Music every Tuesday night, 6-9pm
March 12 | Marsupial's Acoustic
March 19 | Buddha Sweet
March 26 | Blake Elliot

Cooking Classes at That French Place
Call 231-437-6037 to sign up. $50 per person. Private classes available by request.

March 14 | Ice Cream 101
April 11 | Pressure Cooker/ Instant Pot
April 25 | Pizza
Hello Spring.. Sell Your Things!
Castle Farms
March 22 & 23, 2019
Third Thursday Dinner
Harwood Gold Cafe
March 21, 2019
Libations for Live- Daddy Daughter Duo
 Ericka & Patrick Faust
The Villager Pub
April 6, 2019
That French Tour: Come Along, Live Like Locals
Would you like to travel with us? We started taking very small groups to Europe with us last Fall and it went amazingly well! In fact, we decided to expand our offerings and add more opportunities in France for Fall 2019 and we also added two trips to Italy in Spring 2020. Response has been so great that our first trip to France has already sold out! We only take 6 guests at a time so call or contact us now to reserve. For more information call 231-437-6037 or visit the website.

Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Receives Grant to Directly Help Patients
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation has awarded Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital $10,000 for two important patient funds. The Patient Needs Fund and Cancer Patient Needs Fund will each receive $5,000 to help cover the often urgent and expensive needs for patients or other persons involved in their care during a health-related crisis. This is the second year in a row that the Charlevoix County Community Foundation has generously awarded a $10,000 grant to the hospital for this purpose. Of the $10,000, a portion has been provided by the Charlevoix Women’s Group Cancer Fund at the Community 

Presidential Scholarship Offered For Graduating Home School Senior
North Central Michigan College provides a Presidential Scholarship to one graduating senior from a home school within our service area. Presidential Scholarships are offered for full tuition (up to 20 contact hours per semester) and mandatory fees for four consecutive semesters (fall and winter only). Field study fees are not included. Scholarship recipients must register for the fall semester immediately following their spring high school graduation. This is a competitive scholarship.
To be considered, a student shall:
  • Complete an online Application for Admission to North Central by April 1 of their graduation year.
  • Have a minimum 3.5 overall high school grade point average (include a high school transcript complete through the nominee’s seventh semester)
  • Submit a recommendation letter that addresses their academic potential and leadership qualities
  • Submit a statement that addresses academic and career goals and how North Central will help to meet those goals
  • Submit ACT/ SAT scores (ACT score of 18 or above for English and a Reading score of 21 or above; SAT (test prior to April 2016) score of 430 or above in English and a score of 450 or above in Reading); SAT (test starting April 2016) two-digit score of 25 or above in both English and Reading: SAT (test starting April 2016) three-digit score of 500 or above in English/Reading/Writing (ERW).

All documentation must be received no later than April 12, 2019. For more information, contact Renee DeYoung, Vice President of Student Affairs, at (231) 348-6618.

St. Mary School CAPE Winners
St Mary School 2nd and 3rd graders were recognized this week for their participation in this year’s “What Makes Your Family Strong” essay and drawing contest, sponsored by the Child Abuse Prevention and Education Council.
The students were asked to illustrate or write about the qualities in their families that keep them strong. Traits such as leadership, strength, happiness, prayerfulness and togetherness were all top themes in the St. Mary submissions.
Carol Deschermeier, St. Mary School 2nd/3rd Grade teacher was thrilled to participate in the contest and happy so many of her students were recognized. “The children had a great time with this project and it brought out a lot of very positive conversation in our classroom.”
Over 500 second and third grade students across Charlevoix and Emmet Counties participated in the contest.A medal ceremony for essay (3rd grade) and drawing (2nd grade) winners and honorable mentions is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 9th at 10am at the Petoskey Middle School auditorium.

St. Mary School grade level winners were:
2nd Grade: Emily Claflin (Winner); Hannah Crockett (Honorable Mention)
3rd Grade: Bella Waterman (Winner); Norah Lyn Scheller (Honorable Mention)

Charlevoix to be Featured on "Chicago on Vacation"
Coming in March, a 90-minute program called “Chicago on Vacation” will air on WTTW, the local PBS station in Chicago, Illinois. As part of the broadcast, Charlevoix will be featured as one of the vacation destinations. The program will be available to view online after March 5 th at WTTW.com. 

Best Nursing Home Award
Boulder Park Terrace was named a Best Nursing Home by U.S. News and World Report. It also received "high performing" ratings for both overall and short-stay rehabilitation categories. Evaluations look at long-term chronic care and shorter term rehabilitation. The method to the ratings comes from the federal Nursing Home Compare program, and incorporate the nurse staffing, health inspection, and quality measures star ratings. In addition to these measures, nursing homes were assessed based on the appropriateness of the therapy minutes provided to their residents, as well as the consistency of their reported nurse staffing across self-reported and payroll-based reporting systems.

Visit Drost Landscape at the 43rd Annual Home Show
Come visit Drost Landscape at the 43rd Annual Home Show, March 8th from 11am to 7pm and March 9th from 9am to 5pm at North Central Michigan College, Petoskey. We are an industry leader in landscaping, and take pride in all our divisions from Tree service to Design. Our skilled staff is ready to assist you and bring your landscaping dreams to life. Visit us in Booth #50. More info on the show at www.hbanm.com .

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