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Alpena Farmers’ Market
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come see some of the best locally grown and produced products Northeast Michigan has to offer. Fresh produce, baked goods, plants, maple syrup, honey, flowers, grass fed beef, homemade sausage, and arts & crafts. For information call J.B. Cook at 989-255-9372.

XTerra Rockport Rugged Triathlon
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s a triathlon that defines the word rugged. Join other rugged athletes for the off-road triathlon racing over roots, rocks and the mighty Lake Huron.

This event highlights the rough and rugged terrain of Rockport State Recreation Area providing the best possible athlete race day adventure experience, in a fun, friendly, family-focused environment. The race is in stark contrast to standard triathlon experiences and will challenge athletes with uneven terrain, dirt, rocks, tree limbs, and the waves of Lake Huron.

The event steps outside of the typical triathlon experience in a number ways:

– Open water swim course in Lake Huron. Get ready to brave the Great Lakes!
– Bike and run courses take the athlete over roots and rocks with a portion of the race leading through the forest off of designated trails.
– Separate Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard race.
– Olympic, sprint, and relay options.
– The race course goes through an abandoned limestone quarry.
– Commune with nature while crushing trails inside Michigan’s dense forest land with breathtaking views of Lake Huron.

Beginner and advanced athletes are all invited to be a part of this inaugural race. Distances include (Relays offered for Olympic and Sprint Triathlon):

Olympic Tri – 1000m swim, MTB., 10k trail run
Sprint Tri – 500m swim, MTB., 5k trail run
Olympic Aquabike: 1000m swim, MTB
Sprint Aquabike: 500m swim, MTB.
Sprint KayaTri: 2 mile Kayak/Paddle Board, MTB., 5k trail run
The new 3Disciplines Super Sprint – 200m swim, MTB., 1mi trail run

This event is hosted by Friends of Rockport State Recreation Area and Performance Locker in Partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Rockport State Recreation Area for future park improvements.

Further information and registration is available on the 3Disciplines Rockport Rugged events website at http://3disciplines.com/event/?x=24&y=1.

For more information about Rockport Rugged please contact Casey Stutzman at Performance Locker at casey@performancelocker.com.

21st Annual Scramble for Scholarships
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Proceeds to provide scholarship to Alpena Community College students. Call Penny for more information, 989-358-7297

Annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

$5 bag day. Contact Bonnie Altman for times and questions at 989-356-3640 or email altmanbonniesue@hotmail.com.

Colored Pencil Drawing Class
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join us in this great introductory course on learning basic colored pencil techniques and color use. The workshop will cover a variety of topics and activities from pencil equipment to drawing exercises. Cost is $70. 989-356-4877

4th Thunder in Oscoda “A Salute to Veterans” Bike Show & Swap Meet
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Plans are underway for the The Bike Show & Swap Meet. This community event sponsored by the American Legion Post 274 Riders is open to all Motorcycle enthusiast.
Spaces for the Swap Meet will cost $10 per booth.

Four (4) BANDS have been confirmed to play Friday and Saturday. Food booths will be handled by the Sons of the Legion.

The Oscoda High School Art Class is working to design this year’s T-Shirts. The Student who has their art chosen for the T-Shirts will again receive a cash scholarship award.

The 1st Annual American Legion Riders Romp will make Thunder in Oscoda their destination, bringing more visitors to our community.

Sunday breakfast will be served at the VFW (price TBD) before a final motorcycle ride thru our scenic backroads.

In addition to signing up new and more vendors the committee is looking for help within and outside of our community for Sponsors to help this community event be successful.

If you would like more information call Jim Miller or Jackie Lyons at 989-545-7040 or email at JLyons.Legion@gmail.com

3rd Annual Relax Day Alpena
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hosted by Better Living Massage Center and Spa. Events include: Massage Therapy, Yoga, Breathing for Better Living, Giant Coloring Canvas, Painting, Games (including Alpena’s own board game Alpenopoly) and more! This is a free community event. Contact Better Living Massage Center and Spa for more info to participate with a booth at 989-356-2221.

Sunrise 45 Film Festival
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sunrise 45 Film, Music, and Art Festival is like no other. Nestled in the small town of Alpena in Northeast Michigan (what we call the Sunrise Side of the state), Sunrise 45 features three different screening venues, all within walking distance from each other. It takes place in late Summer, the best and most beautiful time to be in Northeast Michigan, and is split in two by the Thunder Bay River. Our town is an eclectic mix of post-industrial blue collar and northern charm, with a good dose of youthful spirit and vibrancy. Come discover this gem off the beaten path. We mix film, music, and art installations that take over the entire downtown which, when combined with our natural landscapes, is more than enough eye-candy for this three-day festival. You won’t experience anything quite like Sunrise 45.

Our Venues
Art in the Loft
Alpena Civic Theatre
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Thunder Bay Theatre

2017 is Sunrise 45 Film Festival’s first year. We are very excited to host some great films from all across the U.S. and hopefully from around the world as well! We plan on growing every year, and plan on being Northeast Michigan’s premiere film festival!

For more information go to www.sunrise45.org.

Annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact Bonnie Altman for times and questions at 989-356-3640 or email altmanbonniesue@hotmail.com.

Swiss Steak Dinner
Aug 19 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Menu: Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Corn, Cole Slaw, Roll, Beverage and Desserts. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Take out is available – Call 989-736-8781. All are welcome.

Comedy Stand Up Variety Show
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stand Up Comedy, Some Improv, Some Poetry, Possible Surprises – Comedians (at least two experienced) and Upcoming New Comedians (two or more).

Note: Event requires a minimum number of fourteen (14) tickets to be sold a week prior the event scheduled for August 19, otherwise the event shall be canceled, and refunds shall be given for all tickets purchased. After seven (7) days before the event and once a minimum required tickets are sold, there are not any refunds. Processing Fees are added on shown price of ticket by Eventbrite. $4-$7 plus processing.

Contact the Humor Activity Club for more information, 831-247-5177

Aug
20
Sun
Sunrise 45 Film Festival
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sunrise 45 Film, Music, and Art Festival is like no other. Nestled in the small town of Alpena in Northeast Michigan (what we call the Sunrise Side of the state), Sunrise 45 features three different screening venues, all within walking distance from each other. It takes place in late Summer, the best and most beautiful time to be in Northeast Michigan, and is split in two by the Thunder Bay River. Our town is an eclectic mix of post-industrial blue collar and northern charm, with a good dose of youthful spirit and vibrancy. Come discover this gem off the beaten path. We mix film, music, and art installations that take over the entire downtown which, when combined with our natural landscapes, is more than enough eye-candy for this three-day festival. You won’t experience anything quite like Sunrise 45.

Our Venues
Art in the Loft
Alpena Civic Theatre
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Thunder Bay Theatre

2017 is Sunrise 45 Film Festival’s first year. We are very excited to host some great films from all across the U.S. and hopefully from around the world as well! We plan on growing every year, and plan on being Northeast Michigan’s premiere film festival!

For more information go to www.sunrise45.org.

Thunder Bay Knockerball
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Knockerball is a single chamber inflatable sphere with inner handles and adjustable shoulder straps. Knockerballs range from 1.2 Meters to 1.5 Meters and the size or fit is predicated on your height. Knockerballs can be used singularly to perfect your rolls, flips, and wheels. Organizing a KnockerSoccer game is truly a blast but we will warn you, organized games generally break down into literal knock down chaos with the only resulting pain being from laughing so hard and having way too much fun.

Drop In days/times are Tuesdays 6p.m.-8p.m.; Saturdays 4p.m.-8p.m.; Sundays 1p.m.-4p.m. Prices vary based on play time. Group rates available. Party Rentals also available – Birthday, Corporate & Family. League Play starts September.

For information, or to register your team, call 989-884-9683.
http://www.thunderbayknockerball.webs.com/

Open Roller Skating
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Admission $4 and $2 skate rental. 989-358-0652

Open Ice Skate
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

$4 admission, $2 skate rental. 989-358-0652

Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau
235 W. Chisholm St. • Alpena, MI 49707
1-800-4-ALPENA or (989) 354-4181
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