For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email  chamber@charlevoix.org
Charlevoix Summer Art Show
 Downtown Charlevoix
June 29-30, 2019
10-5pm & 10-3pm
Charlevoix Art & Craft Show
 Downtown Charlevoix
July 13-14, 2019
10-6pm & 10-4pm
2019 Charlevoix Chamber Scholarship Winners
Kaitlin Schwenke
Charlevoix High School
Katie Burley
Boyne City High School
Devin Sutton
Charlevoix High School
Eric Smith
Charlevoix High School

Adams Madams
2385 S. Main St.
Central Lake, MI 49622
(231) 544-2770

Grand Bay Marine
6472 M-66
Charlevoix, MI 49770
(231) 237-5000

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

A Taste of Michigan
June 20

Come stop by to see some great Michigan brands! The hot dogs will be grilling to get you ready to kick off summer right! Keep an eye on this Facebook page for brands that will be featured! Taking place at the Olesons on Antrim St.

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.

This Friday at the Center: Jorge Federico Osorio, Pianist in Recital
June 21

Internationally-awarded pianist and Steinway artist, Jorge Federico Osorio, tickles the ivories this Friday at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. The Pittsburg Post-Gazette articulated that he “…unveiled a luxurious tone capable of immeasurable variation” in a recent performance. Osorio has performed a wide variety of repertoire with many of the world’s leading ensembles. Experience the “music we need in our everyday lives” and mastery of Jorge Federico Osorio, Pianist in Recital, Friday, June 21 at 8:00PM. For tickets and more information visit greatlakescfa.org, e-mail tickets@greatlakescfa.org , or call 231.439.2610

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 .

Paddle Up! Fundraiser & Informational Night
June 25

Join us for food, drinks and information about the Leadership Charlevoix County Class of 2019 Community Service Project- Paddle Up! For more information about our project, visit leadershipcharlevoixcounty.com.

Big Social at Fox & Rose
June 26

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs YOU! To help us defend the potential of children in our community! Please join us for this social event to share your thoughts and ideas. Our goal is to develop an advisory committee to help us meet the needs of the children in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres & spirits at Fox & Rose.
RSVP by June 20 HERE!

Evening with the Heart of Jesus
June 26

All are welcome to an evening of familiar hymns that you can sing along with, original songs that lead you deeper 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.

NOMI Style 2019
June 27

Reserve your seat at NOMI Style 2019, a fundraiser for general operations. In 2019 we are honoring the Pool and Northern Michigan history! Featuring: Area Historical Photography and Displays Live Music by Peter Fetters Vendor Booths, Shopping, Runway, Seated Lunch, Silent + Live Auctions Admit One: $100 Register Online or call.

Fun with Food- Kids' Cooking Class
June 27

Begin each class with a visit to the Charlevoix Farmers Market to select fresh ingredients. This is a hands-on program for kids- they will prepare and then sit down together to enjoy their culinary creations. Kids will try new foods and discover their inner chef, all while learning to be safe in the kitchen. Every child will leave with recipes and tips so they can share their new talents with their family. Instructor is Julie Voci.

Takes place at Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Wellness Workshop. The cost is $15 per child per class and is open to grades 4th-7th. Pre-registration is required. Register by calling 231-437-3482 and class size is limited to 8. Other classes will take place July 11, July 18, and August 1.

Friends' Annual Summer Book Sale
June 29 & 30
10-5pm & 1-5pm

Please include our Friends’ annual summer book sale in your community email. The sale is at the Charlevoix Public Library on Sat., June 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday, June 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. All proceeds go to the youth department for new books, materials, and programs.

Boutique Emmanuel Open House & Ribbon Cutting
July 1

Join us for an Open House and Ribbon Cutting celebrating our new business in downtown Charlevoix. Come see what Boutique Emmanuel has to offer!

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

Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm
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 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!
Live Music!
Live music seven days a week 6-9pm!

June 19 | Sean Bielby
June 20 | Chris Sterr
June 21 | Dan Hopkins
June 22 | Chris Sterr
The Salvation Army
Christmas in July
Northern Michigan
July 6, 2019
Book Reading with
Charles R. Eisendrath
July 10, 2019
Last Week to Qualify for Beautification
Charlevoix Area Garden Club is encouraging all merchants and public buildings to beautify their premises.  On June 25 th the members of the club will be viewing all businesses and public buildings in downtown and from Boyne City Road to M-66. We hope you will enhance your premises and add to the beauty of Charlevoix by planting window boxes, pots or a garden. On the 27 th at 10 AM members will be presenting certificates to those who have done and exceptional job of planting. Please help make our city even more beautiful.

Charlevoix Circle of Arts
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:  CharlevoixCircle.org/exhibits

Summer Nature Programs Begin
The Little Traverse Conservancy’s summer Environmental Education Outings and Community Events start the week of June 17.

Children ages 3-12 are invited to attend our environmental education series, offered to three different age groups: Knee High Naturalists (ages 3-5); Junior Naturalists (ages 6-8); and Adventure Naturalists (ages 9-12). Programs are $5 each or free for Conservancy members.
The Conservancy also offers seasonal community field trip programs at locations throughout its five-county service area. Many of these are offered at no charge.
To see the full calendar of events or to register online, visit www.landtrust.org/events . And don’t forget to discover trails near you by downloading the free app “LTC Explorer” or viewing the interactive map at landtrust.org/nature-preserve-map/ . Trail maps are also available at the Conservancy office at 3264 Powell Road, Harbor Springs.

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

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