Sanctuary of the great lakes

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Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Held in Room CTR 104. This valuable and versatile therapy is based on the principle that there are specific areas of innervation in hands and feet that correspond to muscle groups or organs, to provide a “map” of the body. With application of pressure on these specific areas of hands or feet, reflexology can relax tension, improve circulation, and support function in the related area of the body. Learn about this home treatment technique and how it can help you achieve a more energetic and healthy life! Cost is $30. Contact the Volunteer Center to register, 989-358-7271 or go to

Eastland, the Great Lakes Worst Shipwreck Disaster – Sanctuary Lecture
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

In the summer of 1915, the passenger boat Eastland called St. Joseph, Michigan home. Owned by the St. Joseph-Chicago Steamship Company, Eastland transported passengers daily between the cities of St. Joseph and Chicago. On July 24, 1915, the Western Electric Company chartered the boat to transport 2,500 of their employees to a company picnic in Michigan City. Eastland capsized while still tied to the dock, killing 844 people. Dr. Caitlyn Perry Dial of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center will discuss the boat’s history, the events of that day, and how after a century the tragedy remains the Great Lakes’ greatest disaster in terms of loss of life.

**Some of the images shown during the presentation are graphic and show body recovery.** Free and open to the public! DOORS OPEN AT 6:30p.m. 989-884-6200

MidMichigan Medical Center- Alpena “Used” Book Sale @ MidMichigan Medical Center
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Hosted by the Auxiliary.

MidMichigan Medical Center- Alpena “Used” Book Sale @ MidMichigan Medical Center
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hosted by the Auxiliary.

Low Impact Exercise
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Will be lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.

Single Deck Pinochle
Apr 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Alpena Countywide Electronics Recycling Day
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

WE WILL BE ACCEPTING: PC’s, Laptops & Keyboards; LCD and LED Screens; Printers, Copiers & Scanners; CRT TV’s; Stereos & VCRs and Miscellaneous Electronics

Call if you have questions! 989-354-2607 or visit FREE FOR ALL COUNTY RESIDENTS. FREE FOR BUSINESSES WHO HAVE A RECYCLE PERMIT. Donations accepted.

This is a FREE SERVICE provided by the Alpena County Recycling Board consisting of representatives from the City and Townships and from a recycling rebate provided from the Alpena County Board of Commissioners.

ARRF is not responsible for damage to any property or vehicles.

Coached Swim Workouts
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

For ages 12 & above. Supported by Alpena Youth & Recreation. Each session cost $5 for members of both Plaza Pool and Friends of Plaza Pool, $10 for non members of these organizations.

15th Annual “Let’s Get Growing” Garden Show
Apr 28 @ 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 Farmers’ Market
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 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.

Splash Dance – The Blue Marlins Artistic Swim Team
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A synchronize Swim team from Oscoda will perform. Cost is $5 for ages 6 & older. There will also be a 50/50.

Shipwreck Alley Rollers Home Game
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Shipwreck Alley Rollers will take on The River City Renegades, their sister league from Cheboygan in their season Home Opener! Cost is $6.50 per person. 989-358-0652.

Growing Weird Humor Show
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

New growing weird humor show with some improv, likely visual arts, spontaneous actions, warm spring festivities, show & tell; and some time for open mic to those willing. Variety of stand up and improv; and
brief time slots for open mic performers. Open for weird pot luck of visual arts, small snacks, poetry, music and small gifts. And, probably some games and maybe more audience choices. Got to for more information and to purchase tickets.

Scramble For Friends
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Time: 8:30 a.m. Check-In, Tee-Off 10:00 a.m. Sharp $75.00 Entry fee per person includes 18 holes of golf with cart, sleeve of Balls & Goodie Bag, Lunch with Beverages, Door Prizes, Hole in One Contest (Win a car). For additional information, call the Friends Together Office at 989-356-3231.

Story Sharing
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Did you know that there are benefits to sharing the experience that you have had in your life with others? If you’re a senior sharing your story can; improves cognitive function, reduces depression, and exercises your brain! Join us at the Posen Senior Center and share your stories with other, bring pictures and enjoy an excellent Sunday dinner! 989-766-8191

Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau
420 N. 2nd Ave. • Alpena, MI 49707
(989) 340-2288
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