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Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The independently organized event is a live broadcast of the official TED2017 Conference. TED2017’s theme is The Future You and the Northeast Michigan community will be able to participate in the fourth day of TED sessions live streamed from Vancouver, Canada in the comfort of their library chairs.

TEDxAlpenaPublicLibraryLive will include three sessions from the TED2017 Conference- Bugs and Bodies, It’s Personal, and Tales of Tomorrow. The conference sets out to explore the most pressing questions of our time and to imagine what our shared future might look like. From how we’ll work to how we’ll connect and interact to how we’ll collectively thrive in a world full of change, we’ll ask – and try to answer – the big questions of the moment. Sessions will feature TED’s famous 18-minute talks, plus music, comedy, tech demos, and short talks. Conference speakers will include writers, psychologists, scientists, activists, poets, an astrophysicist, historians and more of the world’s most innovative artists, designers and story-tellers.The full program listing can be found on the TED2017 website

There is no cost to attend this unique event, but seating is limited and online pre-registration is required. To register or for more information visit or call 989-356-6188.

Open Roller Skating
Apr 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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

Spratt United Methodist Chicken Dinner
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hosted by the Spratt United Methodist Women.

AHS Talent Show
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by AHS Masquers Club. Cost is $5 for students and seniors; $10 for adults.

MidMichigan Medical Center- Alpena “Used” Book Sale @ MidMichigan Medical Center
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tai Chi Class
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Free for senior citizens age 60 and over. 989-356-3585

Pulled Pork BBQ Dinner
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Menu: Pulled Pork, roll, green beans, corn, mashed potatoes, apple sauce, water, tea, coffee. CARRY-OUT Available. All Proceeds will benefit Grant Sork’s mission trip in July to Romania with Belief In Motion.

Men’s Advance – Man Up God’s Way
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 10:00 pm

Sponsored by New Life Christian Fellowship. All men & young men welcome (boys must be 10 years and older, and accompanied by father or guardian.). Come invest in your spiritual life. Starts at 6p.m. Friday – ends at 10a.m. Sunday. Wild Game Dinner Saturday night. Raffle for Ruger 10/22 Semi Auto Rifle ~ tickets sold at the door. Recreation Hall • Heated Pool • Horse Shoes • Miniature Golf • Fishing. Cost is $60 per person – includes meals & lodging. Registration deadline is Sunday April 23rd. Drop off or mail to New Life Christian Fellowship, 317 S. Ripley Blvd Alpena, MI 49707 or register online, For more information contact the church office at 989-354-0095, or visit,

14th Annual “Let’s Get Growing” Garden Show
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call Alpena County MSU Extension at 989-354-9875.

Alpena Farmer’s Market Indoors
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open Roller Skating
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Major League Fishing Viewing Party @ The Fresh Palate and Latitudes Tavern
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Are you ready for Saturday? We’re kicking off the season premier of the Outdoor Channel’s Major League Fishing series that was filmed right here in the Alpena area! Meet us at the official Viewing Party and get free entry into prize drawings. Bring your friends and let’s celebrate!

These locations have graciously agreed to help Alpena celebrate every Saturday afternoon when new episodes air. Will these pro bass anglers unlock the secrets of our northern waters? We’ll have to watch to find out!

Les Terribles Go to War! & Opening Reception of WWI Exhibit
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

3p.m.: Opening reception of the WWI Exhibit

3:30p.m.: “Les Terribles Go to War! Michigan in World War I” by Kamila Mazurek with an introduction by Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society President, RoseMarie Guthrie.

Born and educated in Poland, Kamila Mazurek is a linguist, teacher, author, speaker, and translator. She has over a decade of experience in Eastern and Central European research. Her special interests are also genetic genealogy, Polish-American research, and multiculturalism in pre-war Poland. Kamila Mazurek is an active member of several American and European genealogical societies.

General Admission applies. 989-340-6540

41st Annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fun evening to socialize with drinks, dinner, games raffles and live and silent auctions. Fun for all ages.

Contact: Sue Crittenden
Phone: 989-340-0021

Long Lake Lights Festival Fundraising Dinner
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dinner – Live Music – Cash Bar – Live & Silent Auctions! Cost is $50 donation.

Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau
235 W. Chisholm St. • Alpena, MI 49707
1-800-4-ALPENA or (989) 354-4181
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3:01 PM EDT on April 27, 2017
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