For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email  chamber@charlevoix.org
Summer Sidewalk Sales
August 15-17, 2019
Downtown Charlevoix

Pace Interior Design
104 Michigan Ave
Charlevoix, MI 49720

1st Anniversary Celebration
327 Bridge St, Charlevoix
Great Lakes Leadership Forum
August 15

Next Thursday, August 15 at 8:00PM, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts welcomes three influential leaders together onstage with the Great Lakes Leadership Forum, an engaging talk-show style event moderated by Bill Cobb. This engaging and thought provoking evening features Les Garland, Co-Founder of MTV, Mike Rawlings, former Mayor of Dallas, and Brian Swette, President of Sweet Earth Foods as they share their paths to success and answer your questions during an audience Q&A. For tickets and more information visit greatlakescfa.org, e-mail tickets@greatlakescfa.org , or call 231.439.2610.

Paddle 4 The Pool
August 17

Paddle 4 The Pool, Saturday, August 17th, Start: 9 am, Check-in: 7:30 – 9 am Predicted Time Contest for Kayaks, Canoes and SUPs (2-Mile & 4-Mile Course) Cost Per Watercraft (single or double): $25 by August 9th, $35 after August 9th Live Music by Crosscut Kings. Pigs Eatin’ Ribs Food Truck. Beach Activities. Estimate your elapsed time and if you are the closest to your prediction, you are the winner! No time pieces allowed on board. Paddle awards by local artists. Prizes include Beaver Island trip, Seaplane Ride, Recreational Kayak, Cornhole Set, and more. Pre-register at: www.paddle4thepool.com .

St. Mary Parish Festival
August 18

Please join us as we celebrate our feast day - The Assumption of Mary. We will have Lions Club chicken, lots of homemade sides and desserts, music and games!

Charlevoix Circle of Arts 3rd Annual Tribute Dinner
August 21
5:30 pm Cocktails | 6:30pm Dinner

Honoring Lynne & Mason Rosenthal and Dave Robinson.
Please join us for this fun event and support the arts in Charlevoix! Held at the historic Grey Gables Inn. RSVP by August 16th.

Tickets & More info available at: C harlevoixCircle.org

Joanie McGuffin, Canadian Adventurer
August 21

Joanie McGuffin, Canadian Adventurer. Canoes for Conservation: Our Land Trust’s Approach to Engaging People in Ecology and Culture.  Joanie McGuffin is a public speaker, educator and one of the founders of the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy  http://www.superiorconservancy.org/ . She is the author of eight books with her photographer husband Gary. Six are photographic books chronicling their long distance paddling voyages and two are illustrated instructional paddling guides. Cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Reservations are required. Please email willcall@ncmich.edu or call 231-348-6600 to make a reservation. Takes place in the gym in the Student and Community Resource Center.

Dinning 4 Paws
August 24

Folks all over Northwest Lower Michigan will host dinner parties, inviting their friends to come to a benefit for the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. A number of area restaurants will be also hosting parties with special dinner rates with a portion of the bill to benefit the CAHS.

At 8 p.m. all participants and parties are invited to a grand afterglow at Veterans Park in Boyne City on Lake Charlevoix. The Afterglow will have desserts prepared by the best area restaurants and desserteries in northern Michigan. There, we will tally and celebrate the fundraising results with cocktails and dancing to the live music.

Call the Charlevoix Area Humane Society at 231-582-6774 to register your party and estimated guest count, or send an email to pets@charlevoixhumane.org .

Wrestle the Lake
August 24

Rain or shine, the Charlevoix Wrestling Team will be hosting the annual fundraiser, Wrestle the Lake on Lake Charlevoix. Registration/ package pick up is at Ferry Beach Pavilion from 9-10am. 10:30am launch, poker hands due in by 5pm.

St. Mary School Open House
August 27

Join us for a picnic and all school Open House on Tuesday, August 27 from 5:30-7 pm. Come see what St. Mary has to offer! We are currently enrolling Pre-K through 8th grade.

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

Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm
August 20 | Mike Oregano
The Series at Lavender Hill Farm
Doors open at 6pm and guest are welcome to picnic before the show. Concerts start at 7:30pm
August 24 | Jill Jack
August 31 | Sons of the Never Wrong
September 1 | Sons of the Never Wrong
September 7 | Suzie Vinnick

Cafe Sante - Live Entertainment
Live music from 8-11pm
Join them for Food and Fun!
Live music! Fridays & Saturdays 6-9pm. Sundays & Tuesdays-Thursdays 5-8pm.

August 14 | Steve Dawsib
August 15 | Lee Malone
Live Music Friday's! 7pm-9pm

August 16 | The Real Ingredients
August 23 | Brian T. McCosky
August 30 | Lynn Callihan
September 6 | Dags Und Timmah!
September 13 | Under The Moon
September 20 | The Botala Project
September 27 | Crosscut Kings
Live Music at the Cantina

August 14 | Sean Bielby
August 15 | Dave Cisco
August 16 | Crosscut Kings
August 17 | Chris Sterr
August 18 | Chris Sterr
Emerald Isle Irish Feile
Beaver Island
September 6-8, 2019
Bergmann Center "Starlight" Silent & Live Auction
Odawa Casino Ovation Hall
September 8, 2019
Northern Lights Auction
with a Twist
St. Mary School
September 13, 2019
Community Foundation New Accepting Grant Proposals
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation announces the availability of grant dollars to support the work of area nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and municipalities. The deadline to submit a grant proposal is Tuesday, October 1, 2019 . Grant applications to support arts and culture, education, the environment, community and economic development, health and human services, recreation and youth are available by calling the Community Foundation office.

To apply for a grant or for more information, call 231.536.2440 or email Mishelle Shooks for youth grants at mshooks@c3f.org or Maureen Radke for all other grants at maureen@c3f.org .

Charlevoix County Recreation Plan Events
The Charlevoix County Planning Commission and Parks Committee are in the process of updating the Charlevoix County Recreation Plan. opportunities to provide public input to assist county officials in updating the plan. 

Two (2) open houses will be held, one on Monday August 19 th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Whiting Park and the other on Thursday September 19 th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Charlevoix Public Library. We’ve also developed a community survey concerning the county parks and recreation facilities. The survey will be open until September 13 th .  The flyer and a link to the survey are posted on the Charlevoix County website under Announcements at:  http://www.charlevoixcounty.org

Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts
The Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts is NOW enrolling! Free public education for k-12.

Small Class Size | Visual Arts | Performing Arts | Music | Dance
Enroll now! www.cma.edu | 115 W. Hurlbut | 231-547-9000

MyNorth Media
Upcoming Northern Home & Cottage Tour, September 14th from 10am-5pm in the Charlevoix, Petoskey, and Harbor Springs area. Get Early Bird tickets now!

Charlevoix Bridge Walk
The 31st Annual Charlevoix Little But Might Bridge Walk will be taking place on Labor Day, September 2nd at 1:00pm. This years event will benefit the Charlevoix School Rayder Den! The Rayder Den services Middle and High School students who are experiencing food insecurity. Meet at the Town House Bar at 12:45pm. Bridge walk T-shirts will be on sale at the Town House Bar the week before the event and the day of. For more info call 231-547-5190.

Friske Market Fruit Stand
Fresh, Sweet & Healthy

The Fruit Stand in our market is an ever evolving array of all the best produce of the summer and soon to be fall season.  Nothing takes your favorite meal to the next level like adding fresh from the farm
produce.  Stop in often as you never know what might have just been picked fresh that very day!
At this time our market has Apricots, Blueberries, Sweet Cherries, Raspberries, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes and Honey Crisp Apples.
Coming soon: Peaches, Plums, Nectarines and the first Apples of the season!

The Blue Pelican
If you didn't know The Blue Pelican has bag play!! Thursday nights is open play and Friday night they have bag leagues. If you are interested in getting into the league contact Kristie 231-544-2583!

A Week At The Lake Winners!
Robin and David Bricker of Boyne City we’re named the 2019 “Week at the Lake” Local Heroes Award winners at the Team O’Brien offices in Boyne City during the recent Stroll the Streets event.

They will be rewarded with a much deserved “Week at the Lake” featuring a beautiful Lake Charlevoix home with up to 10 friends and family, use of a high performance Tritoon boat from Boyne Water Sports and all the fixings for a final night barbecue jamboree.

Northern Lights Auction with a Twist
Reserve your seat TODAY for an evening of FUNdraising. The evening will begin with a strolling dinner by Grey Gables and the opportunity to hear and give to different ministries and causes in the community, and then transition to a LIVE auction with many great packages. You won't want to miss it! Go to www.stmaryschoolcharlevoix.com and click on the Northern Lights Auction with a Twist link. Tickets are $75 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Call 547-9441 with questions. Takes place September 13th from 5-9pm at Castle Farms.

Community Foundation Grants Support Oncology Patients, Nurse Navigator Program at McLaren Northern Michigan
The McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation received grants totaling $28,873 from local Community Foundations for the Oncology Nurse Navigator Program at McLaren Northern Michigan. The grants will support newly diagnosed patients navigate their cancer journey.
Oncology Nurse Navigators work with approximately 2,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients from across 22 northern Michigan counties annually. Nurse Navigators ensure seamless and coordinated care among physicians, diagnostic tests, and cancer treatments. Nurse Navigators complete specialized training to work with cancer patients. They offer education, support, and guidance to help patients and families cope and overcome financial, logistical, and social barriers to care. The Oncology Nurse Navigator Program was established in 2013 by donors to the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. To learn more, visit HERE .  

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