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Membership Appreciation
Ferry Beach
September 26, 2019
5-8pm

True North Interior Design & Antiques
108 Van Pelt Place
Charlevoix, MI 49720
231-437-3833

The Vault- Coworking Space in Downtown Charlevoix
201 State St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Lower Level
231-437-3454
Evening with the Heart of Jesus
September 25
7-9pm

Enjoy familiar hymns that you can sing along with, original songs that lead you 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.

Protect Your Business from Embezzlement and Cybercrime
September 25
8:30-10am

Three speakers will help educate businesses on how to minimize your exposure. Matt Lierstein of Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, started his career as a Road Patrol Deputy where part of duties would include investigation of Embezzlement Cyber Crime. He is now the Detective Sergeant and will discuss cases he has invested involving embezzlement and cyber-crime.                 

This is being hosted by the Petoskey Chamber and Top of the Mitt SCORE. The seminar takes place at the Genesis Center 1124 Northmen Dr, Petoskey. All area businesses are invited to attend. The cost is $20.00. Pre-registration is required by September 20th. To register, call the Chamber at (231) 347-4150.

Supplier Immersion Day
September 27
9-12pm

DTE and Consumers Energy will host a Supplier Immersion Day Summit on Friday, September 27 th from 9 AM to 12 Noon ( see attached flyer ) at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. All businesses in the state interested in becoming a utility supplier are welcome to attend. Participating organizations will have an opportunity to network with buyers from both utility companies. In addition, meet with Tier 1 suppliers to discuss potential sourcing opportunities as a subcontractor. If you are interested in attending this event, please click here to RSVP by September 17 th .

Generations Career Festival
September 28
12-4pm

Raven Hill visitors can enjoy the Generations exhibit featuring “then and now” of 20 local communities AND learn about careers from both the past and the present. Generations features the communities of Advance, Alba, Atwood, Beaver Island, Bellaire, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Charlevoix, East Jordan, Elk Rapids, Ellsworth, Essex, Gaylord, Harbor Springs, Horton Bay, Ironton, Mackinaw City, Norwood, Petoskey and Walloon Lake. Each local settlement, large or small, has a panel with photos from the past and the present. In addition, volunteers will be here on the 28 th to demonstrate the old and new of an array of careers, such as spinning, 3d printing, ham radio, drones, blacksmithing and surveying. Anyone needing more information or wishing to join in and demonstrate a vocation or avocation, can call 231.53 6.33 69 or email info@miravenhill.org

Harvest Festival at Friske Farm Market
September 28
8-7pm

Where do Food, Fun & Family come together? Friske’s Harvest Festival of course! Join us on Saturday, September 28 for a beautiful autumn day and take in the sights, sounds and smells of everything this time of year has to offer!
 
We start the day with a Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast at 8am, followed by a Special Lunch Menu featuring our Fresh Applewood Smoked Meats including BBQ Ribs & Pulled Pork beginning at 11:30am. All day long enjoy scrumptious, mouth-watering Apple Cider Donuts, Pumpkin Donuts, Fresh Pressed Cider and Caramel Apples as well as many more of your favorite treats from our Scratch Bakery. Don’t forget we have U-PICK apples, so grab the kids and come pick your favorites.! Beginning at 11am we will have Wagon Rides, Kiddie Corn Maze, Giant Apple Slingshot as well as Face Painting with the Charlevoix Middle High School Performing Arts Cast of “The Wizard of Oz” Live music provided by the Cherry Blossom Ramblers. This is a day you don’t want to miss! See you at the Harvest Fest!

Great Lakes Cinema Series: Maiden
September 29
2pm

Experience Maiden, the inspirational and empowering documentary, on the Great Lakes Center for the Arts’ 45-foot cinema screen with theatrical surround sound Sunday, September 29 at 2:00PM.Using archival and newly-shot footage, Maiden tells the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first-ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989 and shock the sports industry. For tickets and more information visit greatlakescfa.org, e-mail tickets@greatlakescfa.org or call 231.439.2610.

Luncheon Lectures; Where are the babies?
October 4
11:30am

Twenty years ago, there were two births in our community for every death. Today, deaths outnumber births. Many other major changes are taking place locally and statewide. If our community’s destiny is tied to our demographics, we need to understand these changes and what they will mean for our future and our families. Eric Guthrie, state demographer in Michigan’s Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives in the Department of Technology, Management & Budget, comes from Lansing with the numbers to show us how Michigan has changed and where we are likely headed.

Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 or email luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu to reserve your place at the table. Cost is $12 (cash or check only – at door) and includes lunch. 

Camp Daggett Fall Festival
October 6
12-5pm

Fall is the perfect time to visit Camp Daggett. The fall colors surrounding Walloon Lake are beautiful, and families can enjoy outdoor activities then visit the main lodge. Open to the public, this event offers new visitors a chance to see the Camp in its fall glory, and former campers a chance to share their stories.
 
Enjoy activities like…
  • Pumpkin Painting/Stone Painting
  • Face Painting
  • Caramel Apples
  • Kids Crafts
  • Hay Rides
  • Camp Daggett ambassadors available to answer questions
  • Live Music at the fire circle
  • Nature Hikes
  • Pontoon Boat Color Tour on Walloon Lake
  • Cider and Doughnuts in the main lodge
  • Hotdogs available for $1
 
There is a $5 per carload entrance fee. Directions are available at www.campdaggett.org . Please, no pets. For more information, call 231-347-9742.

Free Educational Seminar Focused on Draft Beer Delivery Systems
October 8-9
6-8:30pm | 11-1:30pm

The Michigan Brewers Guild , in partnership with the Michigan Department of Agricultural and Rural Development , is presenting a series of free seminars this fall throughout the state geared toward effective draft line system cleaning and maintenance. Any brewery, microbrewery, brewpub or retail establishment serving draft beer (including front line staff, managers and owners) is encouraged to attend one of these sessions and get their program certified as managers of quality draft beer delivery systems. Two sessions will be hosted at Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company. While there is no charge to attend the seminars, pre-registration is required through the official Eventbrite channel . The 2.5-hour seminars will focus on four key areas:
  • Knowing your site’s draft system (equipment and design)
  • Proper draft beer storage and service
  • Cleaning and maintaining a safe and sanitary draft beer delivery system
  • Troubleshooting your site’s draft system 

Annual Meeting
October 9
5-6pm

Please join us for our Annual Meeting! When: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm Location: Charlevoix Area Community Pool, 11905 US 31 N -All community members welcome -Light refreshments provided Make sure to take advantage of DOLLAR NIGHT afterward from 6-8 pm!

Manufacturing Day
October 9-10
School Hours

On Oct. 8, 9 & 10, 2019 high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to tour local manufacturing plants to see first-hand the jobs and opportunities available right in their home towns.   Tours will take place during school hours at 23 companies throughout Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet counties. As today’s manufacturing professions are highly skilled with innovative facilities, the idea for MFG Day was to bring the public to manufacturing facilities and let them gain a positive experience of manufacturing. For more information on National Manufacturing Day, visit  www.mfgday.com . For more information on our local Manufacturing Day tours, please contact Carly Bortz at 231-582-6482 or  carly@northernlakes.net .   

$3 Casa Tuesdays at Red Mesa Grill
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features
Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm

October 1 | 3rd Groove
October 8 | Chris Michels
October 15 | The Real Ingredients
October 22 | Tic Tac GO
October 26 | Dave Cisco
October 29 | Blake Elliott
Join them for Food and Fun!
Live music! Fridays & Saturdays 6-9pm. Sundays & Tuesdays-Thursdays 5-8pm.

September 27 | Willy Jam
September 28 | Pistil Whips
Live Music Friday's! 7pm-9pm

September 27 | Crosscut Kings
Live Music

September 25 | Dominic Fortuna & Lee Malone | 7-9pm
September 26 | Open Mic | 8-11pm
September 27 | Leanna & Ivan | 8-11pm
September 28 | Leanna & Ivan | 8-11pm
College Night at North Central Michigan College
Student Community Resource Center
October 10, 2019
Charlevoix County Transit Community Workshop
Charlevoix County Transit invites you to participate in planning for the system’s future! Through a series of upcoming workshops you’ll have the opportunity to:
·        Hear about the results of several surveys that obtained input from customers, employers, and the community;
·        Provide your input on potential improvements to existing services; and
·        Learn how you can stay involved in efforts to improve transit services in Charlevoix County.
 
Your input is valuable and your participation appreciated, so please plan to join us at one of these workshops:  October 9 at Boyne City Hall at 319 N Lake St from 8:30-11:30am, October 9 at Charlevoix County Administrative Building in the Pine Lake Room at 203 State St from 1:30-4:30pm, October 9 at Boyne City Taproom in Great Lakes Lounge from 6:30-8:30pm, October 10 at Peaine Twp Hall at 36830 Kings Hwy, Beaver Island from 9:30-12:30pm, and October 11 at East Jordan EMS Building at 555 Maple St from 9-11am.

RSVP/Questions: Call the Charlevoix County Transit office at 231-582-6900 or via e-mail at info@cctransit.org. Charlevoix County Transit Info: To schedule a ride contact Charlevoix County Transit at 231-582-6900.

Community Immunization Clinic
Employees miss work when they’re sick. Getting a yearly flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and its potentially serious complications. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated by the end of October. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is offering a community immunization clinic on Tuesday, October 8th at Charlevoix Elementary School from 3:00-5:00PM. We also offer worksite clinics for employers who have 25 people or more that want to get their flu shot/other immunizations. We accept most insurances and provide assistance to those who are under or un-insured. To schedule an appointment at a clinic, please call 1-800-432-4121. To schedule a worksite clinic, call Yvonne Louiselle at 231-547-7603.

McLaren Northern Michigan Welcomes New Interventional Cardiologist
McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to welcome board-certified interventional cardiologist, David Dobies, MD, FACC, to Michigan Heart & Vascular Specialists.
 
Dr. Dobies received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine internship at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis and his residency at Indiana University. Dr. Dobies completed his Cardiology fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital and an Interventional Cardiology fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
 
With over 25 years of cardiovascular experience, Dr. Dobies is looking forward to practicing cardiac care in northern Michigan. Dr. Dobies has a special interest in interventional cardiology which also includes medical statistics, research, and staying informed about the latest cardiology practices and techniques. For more information on cardiology services, or to make an appointment with Dr. Dobies, please call 231-487-2490.

The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program joins the Great Lakes Center for the Arts & Announces Teacher Expansion
As it embarks on its 20 th year, the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program is proud to announce that it is joining the Great Lakes Center for the Arts as a core educational program of the Center.

Through the generous support of the Cummings family, the family and the Center are also delighted to announce DGSP’s expansion to three full-time strings teachers. Joining Music Director, Dr. David Reimer are Assistant Director, Dr. Katherine Okesson, and Instructor, Mr. Connor Dorsey.

Enrollment for the School Strings Classes is underway for the 2019 | 2020 academic year. For more information on how to enroll or about Individual Lessons and the Suzuki Program please contact Dr. David Reimer at  daviddgstrings@gmail.com or 616.828.8321. More information is also available at www.dorothygerberstrings.org or by contacting the Great Lakes Center for the Arts at 231.439.2600.

Leadership Program Looking for Community Project Ideas - Deadline Extended
Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) is now accepting proposals for its annual Community Service Project from local nonprofit organizations. The program has started its ninth year as a comprehensive training experience for community members seeking to play a more active role in leadership and their communities. The Community Service Project is an integral part of the hands-on experience of LCC participants. 
 
Each year, the class decides on a Community Service Project, which will benefit an area of Charlevoix County. The project involves all members of the leadership class and focuses on team building, project management, and leadership skills. The proposals will be reviewed by the LCC Executive Board of Directors and then distributed to the Class of 2019-2020 as received. Proposals will be accepted until a project is chosen in late November.
 
More information, a full description of the proposal guidelines and a list of past projects please visit HERE .

North Central Running Club Announces Fall 2019 Schedule
The club’s first season features four events, two of which are intercollegiate races. The Kirtland Firebird Invitational on September 27 will be the first intercollegiate, competitive athletic event in North Central’s 61-year history. The full schedule is as follows.

September 21 | 8pm | Monnlight Madness 5K | Petoskey State Park
September 27 | 5pm | Kirtland Firebird Invitational | Grayling
October 6 | 10am | Petoskey- Run Michigan Cheap 5K | East Park, Bay Harbor
October 19 | 9am | Chip Trails 2019 | Mt. Pleasant

Coached by Professor Rod Anderson, North Central’s co-ed running club includes 22 active student members. Races are open to all members. The club’s purpose is to provide both competitive and non-competitive running opportunities. Runners train together as a team, with several scheduled training sessions available throughout the week.

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