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For more information, call the Chamber office at 231.547.2101 or email  chamber@charlevoix.org
Sunshine Charter Sunset Brew Cruise
Wednesday, July 25
7pm
Join us TONIGHT on Sunshine Charters for the amazing Charlevoix Experience - sunset brew cruise with Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company craft beer, High Five Spirits cocktails, light appetizers, and great company. Tickets are limited, call or reserve your spot online!

Charlevoix Venetian Festival
 Saturday, July 21 - Saturday, July, 28
The Charlevoix Venetian Festival has been bringing people together for almost 90 years! Established in 1931, this jubilant tradition started with a simple candle-lit boat parade. Today it is an 8 day festival that showcases big name concerts, fireworks, a carnival, street and boat parades, athletic events, beachfront activities, street vendors, buskers and much more. The goal of the festival is to build community and connection, create lasting memories and bring people together. That’s why you won’t pay for a concert ticket or need a special pass. Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate, whether a guest, a volunteer or a sponsor!

The Cantina Tacos & Tequila
Friday, July 27- Saturday, July 28
11 pm - 3 am

Join the Cantina after the fireworks for tacos from the food truck behind the restaurant. The bar will also be open until 2am.
Bridage Street Tap Room: Venetian Street Eats
Wednesday, July 25 - Saturday, July 28
5:30 pm; all day Saturday

On Bridge Street! In front of the Round Lake Room
Nature Lovers' Discovery Camp: Wonders of Water
Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27
10 am - 2:30 pm
You can still drop in for single days at Nature Lovers Discovery Camp at Raven Hill Discovery Center. Camp is co-sponsored by Friends of the Jordan River Watershed. Camp is open to kids from 4 - 14 years old. this camp will focus on the wonders of water, so bring your water gear and get ready to explore the pond, creek, swamp and rain gardens at Raven Hill. Fees include admission to the museum during camp days. Bring a bag lunch, sunscreen, hat and bug spray. Childcare is available before and/or after camp sessions, if necessary.

Call 231.536.3369 or email info@miravenhill.org to register or for more information. 

Summer Magic Family Festival 2018
Saturday, July 28
4 pm - 8 pm
Raven Hill is reinventing its ANNUAL FUNDRAISER to meet its MISSION! Families , Guests & Sponsors will experience exciting science, history & art for all ages! The date and time is Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Bring the whole family! Tickets are $10 per person. Children one and under are free. Enjoy laser tag, drones, robotics, slime, rockets & more! Guests can also explore the hands-on museum, animals and outdoor exhibits & facilities. Boyne Valley Lions will be there with their food booth. Raven Hill’s Summer Magic Festival promotes and helps fund the Center’s year round goals and ongoing programs, which connect science, history and art, as well as helping the Center raise matching donations required by many grant awards. There’s still time to be an event, station or general sponsor. Call 231.536.3369 or email info@miravenhill.org to donate or for more information.

Charlevoix Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, August 4
The Charlevoix Circle of Arts will host an inaugural DragonBoat Festival on August 4th at Ferry Beach Park in Charlevoix. The festival is a fundraising initiative to help support their mission to cultivate a more inspired and educated community through the arts. They are seeking community involvement ranging from sponsorships, creation of teams and volunteers. In the process, participants will experience the beauty and energy of this ancient festival. DragonBoat Races are a rapidly growing sport combining rich Chinese traditions, competition, community building and a great deal of fun!  

Charlevoix Area Humane Society WoofStock 2018
Saturday, August 4
Noon - 5 pm
The Charlevoix Area Humane Society will host the fifth
annual WoofStock Pet and Music Festival. The day will be a full day event to celebrate a wide variety of music in support the North West Michigan Region and the animals we love.

This festive fundraiser will be held at the facility and grounds of the beautiful Mackinaw Trails Winery on 131 just south of Petoskey Michigan. There will be 10+ bands performing during all day and early evening on 2 stages, and a hosted open mike stage.

The setting and lineup will give enthusiast several venues and a great variety of entertainment options.

Practical Preservation Workshops
Monday, August 6
5:30 pm - 8 pm
The Michigan Historic Preservation Network with local partners the City of Charlevoix, Charlevoix Main Street, the Charlevoix Historical Society, and MYPreservation are pleased to announce a preservation workshop series in August and September. The series of three workshops will bring old home experts to the community to share knowledge and provide opportunities for participants to try their hand at some basic old home maintenance tasks. “I’m excited that Charlevoix was chosen to host preservation workshops,” said Lindsey Dotson, Charlevoix Main Street Director. “Historic homeowners, contractors, and downtown building owners will benefit from these workshops in more ways than one."

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concern About Falls Workshop
Monday, August 6 - Thursday, August 30
Mondays & Thursdays 10 am - Noon
The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan and the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging are offering a popular, a free eight-session, evidence-based program that discusses strategies to reduce fall risks. Exercises, focused on building muscles and increasing flexibility and balance, are introduced in Session 3 through 8. Click on the image to download the full poster.
 
Mondays & Thursdays, from 10:00 am-12:00 noon, August 6-August 30, 2018 | East Jordan Senior Center, 951 Mill St., East Jordan, MI 49727. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call Sharon at 1-800-442-1713 to register or for more information, or visit online at aaanm.org/workshop-registration.

Sports Physicals Clinic
Monday, August 6 & Wednesday, August 8
8 am - 5 pm
McLaren Northern Michigan – Charlevoix Family Medicine is hosting a Sports Physicals Clinic on Monday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 8 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The cost is $26 and students do not need to be a patient of McLaren Northern Michigan – Charlevoix Family Medicine (next to Holiday Gas) to participate. Pre-scheduled appointments are recommended and walk-ins are available on a first come, first served basis. McLaren Northern Michigan – Charlevoix Family Medicine is located at 1404 Bridge Street in Charlevoix, and is accepting new patients of all ages.

Hisotrical Society Presents Civil War Photography Program
Tuesday, August 7
7 pm
The Charlevoix Historical Society presents an illustrated program on Civil War Photography on Tuesday, August 7 at 7:00 pm at the Depot, Depot Beach. Speaking will be Dr. Kenneth McBride, chief archeologist for the Camp Nelson National Historic Site near Lexington, Kentucky. In summer 2017, Dr. McBride excavated the remains of a photographic studio at the site, and will show photos from the dig and also significant photographic artifacts discovered from this period of the beginning of modern American photography. Call 547-0373 for more information.

Lake Charlevoix Brewing
Summer entertainment outside
in the beer garden.
July 26 | The Cabana Boys
July 27 | Chris Michels
July 28 | DJ Clark
August 2 | The Cabana Boys
August 3 | Brett Mitchell Solo
August 4 | Ted Bouty Duo

Solstice Soiree Thursday Night Dinner Series at Tapawingo
Thursday throughout the Summer
6:30pm
Farm-to-Table flair, music, art & local ingredients. It’s an experience designed to engage all of your senses at our iconic venue, Tapawingo, on St. Claire Lake in Ellsworth.
July 26 | Asian Occasion
July 28 | Outdoor Concert featuring Jake Allen

$35 per person | Cash Bar | Tickets may be purchased  here.
Live Entertainment at The Cantina
July 25| 5-9pm | Dan Hopkins
July 26 | 7-10pm | Dave Cisco
July 27 | 7-10pm | Botala
July 28 | 7-10pm | Ben Overbeek

$3 Casa Tuesdays at Red Mesa Grill
$3 Casa Margaritas, $3 Premium Drafts, $3 Food Features
Live Music every Tuesday night, 7-10pm
July 31 | Blake Elliott
August 7 | Keith Scott
August 14 | Brett Mitchell
August 21 | A Brighter Bloom
August 28 | Jakey Thomas

Live Entertainment at The Landing

August 2 | 1 - 3pm | Nelson Olstrom
August 8 | 6 - 9pm | Kellerville
August 12 | 2 - 5pm | David Cisco
August 30 | 1 - 3pm | Nelson Olstrom

Pottery & Wine

August 8, 2018
1918 Cellars at Castle Farms
Global Leadership Summit
St. Mary School and Parish
August 9, 2018
Charlevoix High School Auditorium
Water|Ways Exhibit
August 11 - September 23, 2018
Raven Hill Discovery Center
Charlevoix County
Senior Picnic and Health Expo

August 14, 2018
East Jordan Harvest Barn Church
Paddle 4 the Pool

August 18, 2018
Ferry Beach, Charlevoix
Leadership Charlevoix County announces request for community project ideas.
Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) is now accepting proposals for its annual Community Service Project from local nonprofit organizations.

The Community Service Project is an integral part of the hands-on experience of LCC participants. Each year, the class decides upon 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 deadline to submit Community Service Project ideas from local nonprofit organizations is September 1, 2018. The LCC Class of 2018-2019 will review the proposals at their kickoff retreat on Beaver Island in September. After selection and board approval, it is expected that the class will make their decision by mid-November.

For more information and a full description of the proposal guidelines, please visit the Leadership Charlevoix County website, LeadershipCharlevoixCounty.com, and click on Submit A Need.

Hotel Walloon has been nominated and they need YOUR help!

Hotel Walloon has been nominated in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice contest as a contender for Best Wine Country Hotel!
 
The contest, promoted by USA Today, gives voters four weeks to vote for Hotel Walloon. Voters can vote every single day, until Monday, August 20 th .
 
Click on the HERE to cast your vote. Then, tell all your friends and family to vote for Hotel Walloon!
 
Hotel Walloon is excited about this nomination for Walloon Lake and the surrounding area!

Students Donate to Pediatric Patients- McLaren Northern Michigan

What started as an AP Literature assignment turned into a game-changer for McLaren Northern Michigan pediatric patients. Mikayla Lowell and Eliza Rider raised funds through making and selling friendship bracelets and doing a bike-a-thon from Petoskey to Charlevoix. With the money raised, they purchased two Push Around Buggy Car Wagons for pediatric patients. Children who come to McLaren Northern Michigan for surgery will have the opportunity to be moved from the pre-surgical room to surgery in fun car wagons. Thank you, Mikayla and Eliza, for your generous and thoughtful gift!

Wojan Window & Door Breaks Ground on Charlevoix Factory Expansion

Wojan Window & Door has begun a two-phase expansion project at its Charlevoix, Mich. manufacturing facility. Phase 1 broke ground on July 5th with the infill of two shipping wells and partial demolition of a small parking lot to make way for two above-ground shipping docks. This will allow the company to consolidate all shipping activity at the south end of the building and adds 1,200 square feet of production space. The second part of Phase 1 is a 12,000 square foot addition to the warehouse at the north end of the building. Construction of this addition will begin shortly after the shipping docks are completed.

Groundbreaking of the New “Offield Family Pavilion” Hospital Wing
McLaren Northern Michigan officially broke ground on its new 170,000 square foot wing on Wednesday, July 11.
 
The $175 million expansion and renovation project will transform the care provided in northern Michigan by increasing patient comfort and privacy, improving wayfinding, enhancing physician and staff work flow, efficiency, and physical environment, and modernizing the facility to match its world-class care.

The new wing is named the “ Offield Family Pavilion ” after a lead donation for the “Building the Future of Health Care” project by Harbor Springs residents Jim and sujo Offield. The Offield family has a long legacy of support for the hospital dating back to its original founding.

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