August 28, 2008 RSS feed / Happenings

Shelter nearly ready for four-legged friends

Two years after Roscommon County voters approved a property tax for construction and operation of a new animal shelter, the facility on M-18 near M-157 in Denton Township is scheduled to open next month. More...

'Deathtrap' auditions at Kirtland theatre

The Kirtland Community Theatre group is looking for talent for its upcoming production of "Deathtrap" and is holding open auditions next week. Auditions are scheduled for Sept. 3 and 4, starting at 6 p.m. More...

Code update training offered

The M-TEC on the Harrison campus of Mid Michigan Community College will be holding a 15 hour class approved for 2005 NEC Update and Michigan's Part 8 Code Rules. More...

Kirtland arts series kicksoff with New Christy Minstrels

The Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts will kick off its 2008-09 performing artist series on Sept. 13, when it hosts The New Christy Minstrels. They will perform at 7 p.m. on Kirtland Community College's main campus near Roscommon. More...

Art de Vin proceeds aid two area charitable organizations

A festival of art and wine Aug. 9 benefited two area charitable organizations with $1,600 each. Both River House Shelter of Crawford and Roscommon Counties and Ogemaw County Casa shared the $3,200 proceeds. More...

Pontoon boat insurance claims point out problem areas

Seaworthy, the newsletter from BoatU.S. that helps boaters and anglers prevent damage to their vessels and injuries, has looked into the causes of insurance claims for pontoon boats. More...

Lyon Fellowship to host euchre

The Lyon Fellowship Club will be holding its monthly meeting and potluck supper Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Lyon Township Hall on W. Higgins Lake Drive. Anyone interested in an evening of euchre, fellowship and fun is welcome to attend. More...

State retirees to meet Sept. 2

The North Central Area Chapter #19, State Employee Retirees Association, will meet Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Community Building. All retired state employees and their spouses are welcome. More...

Crafts shows hosted by two groups this weekend

This weekend, the North Central Arts Council as well as the Houghton Lake Arts and Crafts Association, will host craft shows on the grounds of Houghton Lake schools. More...

PEN & PALLETTE SHOW

Pen & Pallette Guild member Peggy Hughes works on a watercolor during the guild's fourth annual art show at the Gahagan Nature Preserve, Roscommon, Saturday. Five artists displayed their work. As it did last year, rain forced the show indoors. More...

Funds for Communities

Roscommon County Community Foundation presents grants

YOUTH PARK GRANT The Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund, an endowment fund of the RCCF, was able to assist the Artesia Youth Park with some of its ongoing improvements and renovations. More...

Dimes and dollars

I made my showbiz debut way back when I was 5 years old, singing one of the best-known American songs of the Great Depression, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" I'm humming that tune in my head as I write this. More...

Dance class offered at MMCC

As part of its ongoing series of personal interest workshops, Mid Michigan Community College will offer a social dance class over the next few months. There are two identical courses being offered. Each includes eight classes. More...

UNTIMELY DOWNPOUR

Few cars or owners were left shortly after a sudden downpour dampened the 16th annual Scott McNamara Car Show at Scott McNamara Ford-Lincoln-Mercury in Roscommon Saturday afternoon just before a pig roast was scheduled to get underway. (RP) More...

ROADSIDE ENTREPRENEURS

(Left to right) Lacie, 11, Michael, 15, and Cody Doyle, 10 of 3881 Tower Hill Rd. More...

Model train show, swap meet slated for October in Grayling

The First Model Toy Train Show and Swap is planned for October 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grayling Middle School. More...

Bridge players sought for Tuesday games

Bridge players are being sought for games at the Lyon Township Hall, Higgins Lake, starting Sept. 9 at 12:30 p.m. and every Tuesday thereafter. Players may come alone or with a friend. Call 821-5892 or 821-8649 for information. More...

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