November 29, 2012 RSS feed / Happenings

Archives of Michigan offers free, searchable 1884-1894 census data

The Archives of Michigan this week announced that more than 62,000 Michigan state census records from 1884 and 1894 are now available to search and print for free at www.seekingmichigan.org. More...

Ski areas encourage kids to get out, have fun, get healthy with free skiing for fourth graders

The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) wants to give Michigan kids an opportunity to get out, have fun and get healthy this winter. More...

Loved ones honored during Lights of Love ceremony

The Mercy Hospital Grayling Auxiliary will again sponsor “Lights of Love” this holiday season. More...

HIS OWN SNOWFLAKE

Volunteer Sandy Bacon of St. Helen painted a snowflake on Isaac Crawford’s face at the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce Santa greeting on Nov. 23. More...

Roscommon Senior Center holding Cookie Sale

The Roscommon Senior Center will be holding its annual Christmas Cookie Sale on Dec, 5, 6 and 7. The sale will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. There is a suggested donation of $3 per dozen. More...

A PRACTICAL REQUEST

Nicole Avery, 6 of St. Helen asked Santa and Mrs. Claus for a night light at the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce Santa greeting at the Richfield Township Hall on Nov. 23. (Photo by Krista Tacey-Cater) More...

ACT NOW promoting Shop-With-a-Cop

Gerrish Township’s ACT NOW (Advisory Community Team-Neighbors on Watch) will not meet for its regularly scheduled community meetings in November or December, but members are promoting participating in the 2012 Shop-With-A-Cop Program. More...

Holiday kick-off concert to be held Dec. 3

A holiday kick-off concert, featuring one-man-band Chet Penkola, will be held Dec. 3 at the Houghton Lake Senior Center. Penkola can sing, play the trumpet or trombone and play the keyboard all at one time. More...

‘Medicare Simplified’ planned Dec. 4 at Houghton Lake library

The Houghton Lake Public Library will host “Medicare Simplified” on Dec. 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. More...

KIWANIS SUPPORT HALLOWEEN PARTY

The Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club recently donated $500 to the Houghton Lake Lions Club to support the annual Community Halloween Party on Bobcat Field. More...

‘Farm By Lantern Light’ planned at Wellington

Have you ever wondered what Christmas was like in 1932, the bottom of the Great Depression and the first year of the Dust Bowl? More...

‘Pick & Choose’ Cookie Sale set for Dec. 14 in St. Helen

The annual “Pick & Choose” Cookie Sale, sponsored by the ladies of Hope Lutheran Church, St. Helen, will be held on Dec. 14 at the Richfield Township Hall. More...

‘The Night Circus’ selection for Page-Turners

Page-Turners, a book discussion club for adult readers at the Houghton Lake Public Library, will gather again on Dec. 5 to discuss “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. The 7 p.m. More...

CMDHD to meet Dec. 12 in Harrison

The Central Michigan District Board of Health will hold a meeting Dec. 12 at the Clare County Courthouse. The courthouse is located at 225 West Main Street, Harrison. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. More...

HOME OF ALL THINGS BOBCAT

The Bobcat Lair, a school store run by seniors in the 23-member marketing class at Houghton Lake High School, is gearing up for Christmas with its “15 Days of Christmas Sale.” Each day, b More...

Post 416 to hold events in December

American Legion Post 416, St. Helen will hold two events this December, including a breakfast on Dec. 1, which is open to the public, and a free Leadership College for Legion members on Dec. 2. More...

AmVets Post 13 to host Christmas party Dec. 2

The AmVets Post 13 will be holding its annual Children’s Christmas party Dec. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. Children from birth to age 10 are welcome to visit Santa and receive a small gift. Cookies, candy and punch will also be served. More...

WELCOMING WINTER

Approximately 10 floats participated in the St. Helen Black Friday Parade on Nov. 23 including a float by the Trails End Motel. More...

Help someone keep warmer by donating sweaters

Central Michigan University Public Television invites the public to partici pate in the 6th Annual “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive” by donating new or gently worn sweaters to help keep a neighbor warm this winter. More...

HLLA plans Christmas party

The Houghton Lake Lake Association will hold its Christmas party potluck dinner at the Houghton Lake Community Center on Townline Road Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. More...

Lyon Fellowship Card Club plans Christmas event

The Lyon Fellowship Card Club will be holding a Christmas Dinner with potluck additions on Dec. 5. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lyon Township Hall, 7851 West Higgins Lake Dr., Higgins Lake. More...

Kirtland Community Theater busy rehearsing ‘A Christmas Story’

Kirtland Community Theater producer Jomarie Gurnow is calling this year’s production of Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story” the “largest” play the theater company has ever tackled. More...

STARTING THE SEASON IN MARKEY

Markey Township resident Cody McRath (left) was one of 50 kids who lined up to have a talk with Santa during the Markey Firefighters Association annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the fire hall Nov. More...

Walgreens holding canned food drive for Project H.O.P.E.

A canned food drive is being held through the end of the year at Walgreens in Prudenville. The drive will benefit Project Help Our People Eat (H.O.P.E.). Canned foods and dry goods are being sought through Dec. 31. More...

Markey Church offers financial planning seminar for families

Dr. David Nichols will lead a financial planning seminar at Markey Church on Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. The public is invited. The seminar is designed with families in mind and teenage children are encouraged to attend. More...

GIVING BACK

The Roscommon Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace Council #6593 donated a $541.61 check to the Area 4 Special Olympics and an $813.91 check to ROOC. More...

K OF C DONATES $1,034

Prudenville Knights of Columbus District Deputy Frank Wener (left) and Grand Knight Larry Tallman (far right) of Council 6548 present a check for $1,034 to Mike Eva of the Special Olympics and Cherie More...

‘Cookie Walk’ Dec. 1 at Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North, 149 West Robinson Lake Rd., will host a Cookie Walk and Holiday Greens event Dec. 1. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. More...

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