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Art & Craft Show
July 13-14, 2019
10-6pm & 10-4pm
East Park, Downtown
Bridge Street Boat Show
July 13-14, 2019
10-6pm & 10-4pm
Bridge Street, Downtown




Boutique Emmanuel
229 Bridge St
Charlevoix, MI 49720
(616) 235-1106

Robert Nillson Jewelry Trunk Show
July 3
10-2pm

Stop by on Wednesday for some fabulous silver and gold jewelry by master craftsman Robert Nillson. You won't be disappointed!

The Salvation Army Christmas in July
July 6
10-6pm

SATURDAY, JULY 6th is CHRISTMAS! The Salvation Army of Petoskey is ringing bells to raise money for Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet County residents in need. Proceeds help struggling individuals and families with food, electricity, child care and many other needs. People need help year round, not just during the holidays. PLEASE GIVE by placing donations in our Red Kettles on Saturday, July 6th from 10 AM to 6 PM, by visiting SAPetoskey.org, or by texting SAPET to 41444. Thank you for supporting local families in need! WE NEED BELL-RINGERS! PLEASE CALL (231) 347-3531 X1003 TO VOLUNTEER!

Pancake Breakfast
July 7
9:30-12:30pm

St. Mary is having a Pancake Breakfast this Sunday, July 7th from 9:30-12:30. Enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, fruit, coffee and juice. The cost is by donation and proceeds go toward the St. Mary Middle School trip to Washington, DC this November.

Watercolor Pour Class with Joey Phelps!
July 9
9-4pm

Sign up today for our Watercolor Pour Class with Joey Phelps! July 9, 2019, 9am - 4pm. For beginners to experienced painters. Visit CharlevoixCircle.org for more information.

Garden Party Luncheon at the Castle
July 10
11:30-2pm

This summer in place of a Garden Walk the Garden Club’s annual fund raiser is a special luncheon at Castle Farms catered by the Weathervane Restaurant. We hope you will enjoy the individually designed luncheon tables, bidding on garden baskets, and our featured guest speaker, Jan Coppola Bills, who will present a talk on How to Garden with Comfort, Ease, and Simplicity. Your $50 ticket includes a walk through the lovely Castle Farms garden. There is always something new to see! For tickets call Carolyn at 231-547-2119.

Midsummer Night's Dream Summer Concert
July 11
7pm

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra presents Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture and Symphony No. 3; and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with piano soloist Angela Kim.

Dr. Lori's Antiques Appraisal
July 17
Doors open 7:30am - presentation 9am
Doors open 5:30pm - presentation 7pm

Dr. Lori is the star antiques appraiser on the History channel's The Curse of Oak Island, Discovery channel's Auction Kings and appears on FOX Business Network's Strange Inheritance. Dr. Lori is an award-winning TV personality and TV talk show host with the Ph.D. in art history. Presenting more than 150 events every year and conducting in home appraisal visits, Dr. Lori reviews approximately 20,000 items a year. For more information, go to www.drloriv.com.

Dr. Lori will be appraising items during her presentation/show. Individuals interested in having an item appraised, please bring that item with you. Free appraisals limited. First come, first served.

$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
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
Live Music!
Live music seven days a week 6-9pm!
Join them for Food and Fun!
Live music! Fridays & Saturdays 6-9pm. Sundays & Tuesdays-Thursdays 5-8pm.
July 2 | Chris Smith
July 3 | Steve Dawson
July 4 | Lee Malone
July 5 | Tim Thayer
July 6 | David Lawston
July 7 | Danny B
11th Annual Kayak for A Cause On Walloon Lake
Camp Daggett
July 20, 2019
2019 Venetian Swim Meet
Charlevoix Area Community Pool
July 22, 2019
2nd Annual Dragon Boat Festival
Ferry Beach Park, Charlevoix
August 3, 2019
My North Advertising Opportunities
Advertise to the 55+ audience thriving "Up North" with Traverse Magazine's Inspired Life publication! Click here.

9&10 News Host Cycles & Cider
9&10 News is hosting the inaugural Cycles and Cider on Saturday, October 5 th . Purchase your tickets for the bike ride right online at 9and10news.com. Pricing for this event ranges from $35.00-$55.00 per rider. Kids under 10 years of age ride for free! 

'Cider Riders' will be looking to hit the scenic and groomed White Pine Trail (Rails-to-Trails) for this featured 62 mile ride. The event ride starts at 9:00am for all riders. Riders will ride the trail to the beautiful, Reed City Chamber of Commerce Building to grab some more donuts and cider before making their way back . Once at the Chamber of Commerce Building (The Depot), join us for donuts and refreshments! Take this time to relax, before getting ready for the 30 mile bike ride back to the fall finish at the 9&10 News Headquarters. For more information click the link below. 

4th Annual North Central Garden Party Supports Professional Trade Scholarships
Fantastic food, fabulous cars and fine wine will be served up at the fourth annual North Central Michigan College Garden Party, a fundraising event to provide professional trade scholarships to area students. The event will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the beautiful grounds of the Harris Gardens at North Central in Petoskey, Michigan.

Tickets for The Garden Party are $150 per person. Attire is traditional Garden Party chic. The hosts request that ladies wear hats. Guests must be 18 to attend. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.thegardenpartymichigan.org .

Munson Charlevoix Wellness Center
As in year’s past the Wellness Workshop will be serving as a Cooling Station and First Aid area for Venetian with no regular classes between Wednesday and Friday of that week. In addition, we will have First Aid Tents at ‘Boyne 4 th of July’ and Venetian Kid’s Day at Michigan Beach. 

Pumpkin and Wyatt
Pumpkin and Wyatt specializes in unique cut gemstones, fine mineral specimines and jade; jewelry repair and design. We sell wholesale to artist and designers. Conveniently located across from the Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce at 112 Mason St. We can be reached at (231) 437-3735.

Charlevoix Commission on Aging July Updates
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging invites the entire community to t he 40th Charlevoix County Senior Picnic & Health Expo being held on August 13, 2019 at the Harvest Barn Church in East Jordan. Picnic tickets are currently on sale and you must have a ticket to attend. Tickets are being sold through the Commission on Aging Office, at the Charlevoix, East Jordan, and Boyne City Senior Centers and if there are tickets available, they will be sold at the door the day of the picnic. Tickets are the same price as last year at $5.00 for a Senior (60+), and $8.00 for a Non-senior.

This year has a Vegas theme with great games and entertainment planned. Enjoy the musical entertainment of Frank Sinatra by Billy McCallister. We have over 22 vendors with room for 30 this year for the Health Expo and prizes to compliment the fun and are grateful to have the Boyne City Rotary and East Jordan Lions once again cooking their FAMOUS Grilled Chicken to complement our amazing COA cook’s creations! The Grand Door Prize is a $250 Visa Gift Card and your picnic ticket automatically puts you in the running to win. Rides can be coordinated through Charlevoix County Transit and are provided by some of the local nursing home and assisted living facilities. For more info contact Theresa at the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging at (231) 237-0103.

Venetian Festival Business Sponsor Tee Orders
Charlevoix Venetian Festival Fundraising Committee is currently taking orders for business sponsor tees. Donate today at the First Mate level (minimum $500 donation) and purchase Venetian tees at a reduced rate for your employees, family and friends. We will print your one color business logo on the back of each shirt. Let Charlevoix know that you sponsor Venetian. Contact Anne Golski to donate and place order 231-675-2164.
 
Chamber Member Discount!
Michigan Food Tours is offering Chamber Members a special discount: Get $5 off your ticket for the Charlevoix Downtown Food Tour or the Petoskey Downtown Food Tour featuring SIX tastings at local restaurants, with a side of history! Use code: CHARCHAMBER5 when booking at  www.MichiganFoodTours.com
 
Leadership Charlevoix County
If you or someone you know is interested in being a participant in Leadership Charlevoix County, now is the time to apply for the class of 2020. Applications are now available online HERE . Filling our the application could take you between 1-2 hours, however, you can leave and return to it as you are filling it out. The class is limited to 16 participants, be sure to spend time and answer the questions thoughtfully and thoroughly.
 
Northern Lights Auction with a Twist
St. Mary School is having a fundraising auction on Friday, September 13 at Castle Farms in Charlevoix from 5-9 pm. There will be a strolling dinner while you visit different informational tables of ministries in our community, and then transition into the Live auction where there will be packages you won't want to miss! You can register by going to www.stmaryschoolcharlevoix.com and click on Northern Lights Auction with a Twist.

South Point Collision Grows Four-Fold
Five and a half years ago, Doug Nash and Justin Eickenroth jumped in on an auto collision business venture, purchasing South Point Collision, Inc. This year, they hit a sales mark of four times what it was when they purchased the business – truly an accomplishment worth sharing!

For Justin and Doug, it’s all about the customer experience. They know that most people are not too excited to have to visit a collision repair shop, so they make it a priority to have guests feel welcomed, reassured, and taken care of. “Going beyond the actual repair and letting the customer know it’s all going to be okay”, said Doug, “that’s what it’s about for us”.
South Point Collision, Inc., is excited to continue to grow its service to the Charlevoix community. To learn more about what they do, from repairs to painting to claim management, visit www.southpointcollision.com.
Beautification Awards Go To Charlevoix Merchants
The Charlevoix Area Garden Club once again awarded certificates to area businesses for outstanding planting of window boxes, planters and gardens. Judging was done on the 25 th of June and certificates award to the winners on June 27 th . An area from U.S, 31 and Boyne City Rd., through downtown to M-66 is included in the judging. Over fifty merchants beautified their places of business and the judging was difficult as so many did an outstanding job. The Charlevoix Area Garden Club thanks all those who participated and hope even more will be part of the effort next year.Our plantings add so much to the beauty of our area.

The winners in the Window box/ Planter division are:
1st Place Tie Maison & Jardin and GaGa for Kids
2nd Place Color Wear
3rd Place The Lake House

Winners for the Outdoor Gardens are:
1st Place Grey Gables
2nd Place Tie Esperance and the Maple Leaf Motel
3rd Place Margot

A Civic Beautification Award was given this year to reward the efforts of two groups to beautify the civic alleys of Van Pelt and Hoop Skirt Alley. Jennifer Haf of Blooms received the award for Van Pelt Alley and the Jr. Main Street Committee was responsible for the concept and design of Hoop Skirt Alley. Please let these merchants know how much the community appreciates all their efforts at beautifying Charlevoix. www.charlevoixareagardenclub.org
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