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Dec
15
Fri
FREE Open Skate
Dec 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Free Open Skate is sponsored by Alpena County Youth & Recreation Committee, and includes the use of skates! 989-358-0652.

Key of Hope Children’s Choir
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Powerful stories of courage in the face of hardship and tragedy. Feel the hope that has come alive for children in the heart of Africa’s AIDS epidemic.

A Charlie Brown Christmas!
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Please join us for this delightful Christmas show for the entire family! Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Tickets for this show are $5.00 each. You can get more information about the show and tickets by contacting the box office at, 989-354-3625.

Dec
16
Sat
Alpena Farmers’ Market
Dec 16 @ 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.

ROV Open House: Underwater Robots!
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 Family Day at the Maritime Makerspace! You are invited to build an ‘ROV in a Box’ kit and practice piloting the vehicle in the sanctuary’s makerspace indoor tank! ATTENTION 5th GRADE STUDENTS: If you have fun building the ‘ROV in a Box’ find out how to form a scout level team at your school for the annual Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV competition in Alpena. A number of loaner starter ROV kits are available for elementary schools to get you started! Parent coaches needed! Check out a kit and schedule practice time in the sanctuary makerspace. Questions? Can’t make it, but are interested in forming a team at your school? Contact Sarah at sarah.a.waters@noaa.gov or 989-884-6200.

Celebrating Christmas Story Time
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us in reading about the holidays, followed by a Christmas craft and snack. 989-354-4461

The Nutcracker
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A Sunrise Side Community Production with over 110 local participants. Tickets now on sale, reserved seating. Call 989-356-1439 for reservations.

Steel Rain Band
Dec 16 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Band starts at 7p.m. $5 per person. For tickets and table reservations call Deinse at 989-354-6164.

The Nutcracker
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Sunrise Side Community Production with over 110 local participants. Tickets now on sale, reserved seating. Call 989-356-1439 for reservations.

A Charlie Brown Christmas!
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Please join us for this delightful Christmas show for the entire family! Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Tickets for this show are $5.00 each. You can get more information about the show and tickets by contacting the box office at, 989-354-3625.

Mish Mash Holiday Bash Humor Show
Dec 16 @ 8:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Come celebrate the Holidays, with great cheer and humor and the Humor Activity Club. It is a celebration upon a mixture of holidays and humor types to cover most preferences! Mostly clean humor with focus on some having a great time! Various performers expected to attend, with likely a variety of music, dance, improv, and volunteer participation. If you wish, you perform, or tell a story, or even bring a dish or goodies to share. Also included are Festivus Celebrations! Please come as you are, or super dressed up in holiday fashion! Early Time – Networking:  If interesting in coming early, or in performing, and just getting ready with a very merry spirit, then come at 7:30p.m. Free wine samples are available at Thunder Bay Winery. 

Tickets available at Eventbrite:  $2.00 + (fees from Eventbrite) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mish-mash-holiday-bash-humor-show-tickets-40989576928 or at the door at Thunder Bay Winery, $2.00 per ticket; or donation per ticket.

Dec
17
Sun
A Charlie Brown Christmas!
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us for this delightful Christmas show for the entire family! Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Tickets for this show are $5.00 each. You can get more information about the show and tickets by contacting the box office at, 989-354-3625.

The Nutcracker
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A Sunrise Side Community Production with over 110 local participants. Tickets now on sale, reserved seating. Call 989-356-1439 for reservations.

A Charlie Brown Christmas!
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Please join us for this delightful Christmas show for the entire family! Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Tickets for this show are $5.00 each. You can get more information about the show and tickets by contacting the box office at, 989-354-3625.

Dec
18
Mon
A Matter of Balance
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Do You Have Concerns About Falling? The Alpena Senior Citizens Center will be hosting a free, eight week, award winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Sign up now, limited space! Call BJ 989-356-3585.

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