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Aug
18
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Alpena Farmers’ Market
Aug 18 @ 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 Amy Roznowski at 989-350-2002.

XTerra Rockport Rugged Triathlon
Aug 18 @ 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 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.

Scramble for Scholarships
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Since 1996 the ACC Foundation has conducted its annual Scramble for Scholarships, raising more than $367,845 and providing hundreds of students with much-needed scholarships. The 22nd annual Robert M. Granum Scramble for Scholarships is a 4-person best ball scramble where golfers of all skill levels can enjoy themselves. It promises to be a fun-filled day and a rewarding prize-filled event. Registration fee is $90 and includes green fees, power cart and lunch. 989-358-7297

Annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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

Shoebox Packing Party
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Shoebox Packing Party for Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child. We are hosting an original shoebox recipient to speak about her experience receiving a shoebox in an orphanage. Thrivent will also be collecting any additional items (school supplies) or checks for postage to help pack more shoeboxes at either the Thrivent office or at the Alpena Mall on the 18th. Sign up today at the Thrivent Facebook website: Northern Michigan Group Thrivent Financial or call Thrivent at 989-356-1330.

Benefit for the Family of Mike Anderson
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Pool Tournament and Horseshoe Tournaments start at Noon. Dinner starts at 5:3p.m. with live music following. 50/50, Chinese raffles. Cost is $8 per person. Proceeds to off set funeral costs.

Sunrise 45 Film Festival
Aug 18 @ 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.

For more information and schedule of films go to www.sunrise45.org.

Aug
19
Sun
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.

For more information and schedule of films go to www.sunrise45.org.

Glow Ice Skating
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

$5 admission. For more information call 989-358-0652 or go to www.northernlightsarena.com.

Open Roller Skating
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

$5 admission. For more information call 989-358-0652 or go to www.northernlightsarena.com.

Aug
20
Mon
Low Impact Exercise
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

Euchre
Aug 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Ships to Shipwrecks Program
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary would like to welcome you to be a part of our summer programs! Ever wonder how ships float, move, or how they become shipwrecks? Want to create and sail your own miniature ship and sink it? If yes, then this is the program for you! Learn about shipwrecks in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and explore how a ship can become a shipwreck. For ages 7-9. Cost is $25. Call 989-884-6200 to register or if you have questions.

Open Roller Skating
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

$5 admission. For more information call 989-358-0652 or go to www.northernlightsarena.com.

Open Ice Skating
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

$5 admission. For more information call 989-358-0652 or go to www.northernlightsarena.com.

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