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Low Impact Exercise 9:30 am
Low Impact Exercise
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Will be lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.
Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls 9:30 am
Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
This will be an eight week program. If you have concerns about going out with friends and family because you were concerned about falling or cut down on favorite activities this class is for you! Call 989-356-3585 to register.
Euchre 12:30 pm
Euchre
Apr 2 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Wonder Film Screening 1:00 pm
Wonder Film Screening
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The 2017 film adaptation of a New York Times bestselling book about the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time, this film is rated PG. For more information on this program, visit www.alpenalibrary.org or call 989-356-6188.
Journey Through Grief 6:00 pm
Journey Through Grief
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This six-week grief support group will help to provide assurance and assist in healing after the death of a loved one. For more information or to register call BJ at 989-356-3585.
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Alpena Optimist Club Spring Break Fun Day 9:00 am
Alpena Optimist Club Spring Break Fun Day
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
•Face painting •Exhibits •X-Box games •Swimming (three age groups) •Crafts •Movies (three age groups) •Prizes •Games •Raffle •And lots more! Everything is free! https://www.facebook.com/AlpenaMichiganOptimistClub Contact: Pat Pfeifer Phone: (989) 657-6791
Spitzer 12:30 pm
Spitzer
Apr 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Fly Fishing 6:00 pm
Fly Fishing
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5 sessions in Room CTR 108. If you’ve ever wanted to learn or improve skills with flies and fly rod, this is your chance! Designed for beginners through intermediate anglers, start with the basics covering fish, habitat, food sources, equipment, flies, accessories, knots, casting, etc. and conclude with an optional field trip to practice and apply skills on lake and stream. Each of the 5-week sessions builds on the previous. Registration limited to 15. NOTE: Fly box and flies included – everyone receives complementary flies & accessories! Equipment not needed for classroom sessions but is necessary for field trip. Instructors: Bob Baughman and Ron Young share an odd obsession with this sport. Bob has chased fish with a fly rod from saltwater to fresh for over 30 years. Ron jumped into fly fishing with both feet after retirement, garnering significant experience, and he’s never looked back. Both men are engineers by degree, and there is not a technical aspect of the sport they don’t enjoy exploring. They have a laid back, easy going style that takes out the “techno-speak.” This course will introduce you to all things fly fishing if you’re new to it, but it’s also for anyone at[...]
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Low Impact Exercise 9:30 am
Low Impact Exercise
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Will be lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.
Card Bingo 12:25 pm
Card Bingo
Apr 4 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
 
Spring Break Edition of Tinker Tuesday 2:00 pm
Spring Break Edition of Tinker Tuesday
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shake things up with new makerspace activities. For more information on this program, visit www.alpenalibrary.org or call 989-356-6188.
Long Lake Improvement Association Public Meeting 7:00 pm
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Shark Days at the Sanctuary! 9:00 am
Shark Days at the Sanctuary!
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us this spring break to explore the amazing sharks of the National Marine Sanctuaries. During this two-day shark-themed program students will learn all about sharks through games, films, crafts, and activities at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center.Come into the Sanctuary visitor center and register today or call 989-884-6200! Open: Monday – Saturday from 10a.m.-5p.m., and Sunday from Noon to 5p.m. Or REGISTER ONLINE at: http://bit.ly/shark-days. Cost is $25. Deadline for registration is March 28th, 2018. Only 20 spots available for each session. If registration is full and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact: erin.pilarski@noaa.gov or 989-884-6215Programs are divided by age and will run Thursday AND Friday for three hours each.SESSION ONE ($25): Thursday and Friday for ages 5 – 6 from 9a.m.-Noon and SESSION TWO ($25): Thursday and Friday for ages 7 – 9 from 1p.m.-4p.m.*Please note that we cannot reserve a spot for your child until registration and payment is completed. All registered children must be signed in both at pick up and drop off within the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center.
Tai Chi Class 9:15 am
Tai Chi Class
Apr 5 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Free for senior citizens age 60 and over.
Double Deck Pinochle 12:30 pm
Double Deck Pinochle
Apr 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Fashion Hacking 1:00 pm
Fashion Hacking
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Participants will be making their own tote bags out of upcycled T-shirts. For more information on this program, visit www.alpenalibrary.org or call 989-356-6188.
Needle Craft Group 1:00 pm
Needle Craft Group
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Crochet, knitting, tatting, spinning and any other needle work welcome. Share your talent, learn new tips, try a new pattern or join in conversation.
Live Music with Carole & Company 5:00 pm
Live Music with Carole & Company
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dinner from 5p.m.-6p.m. and entertainment from 6p.m.-8p.m. Menu of Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Peas & Pearl Onions & Fruited Jello. Over 60 $3.50 suggested donation, under 60 $7 charge.
Financial Peace University 6:00 pm
Financial Peace University
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This is a 9-week program that will change your life! Cost is $99. You can register online at https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1051367 or contact Kathy at 989-884-1193. for more information.
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FIRST Robotics District Tournament 9:00 am
FIRST Robotics District Tournament
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”
Shark Days at the Sanctuary! 9:00 am
Shark Days at the Sanctuary!
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us this spring break to explore the amazing sharks of the National Marine Sanctuaries. During this two-day shark-themed program students will learn all about sharks through games, films, crafts, and activities at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center.Come into the Sanctuary visitor center and register today or call 989-884-6200! Open: Monday – Saturday from 10a.m.-5p.m., and Sunday from Noon to 5p.m. Or REGISTER ONLINE at: http://bit.ly/shark-days. Cost is $25. Deadline for registration is March 28th, 2018. Only 20 spots available for each session. If registration is full and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact: erin.pilarski@noaa.gov or 989-884-6215Programs are divided by age and will run Thursday AND Friday for three hours each.SESSION ONE ($25): Thursday and Friday for ages 5 – 6 from 9a.m.-Noon and SESSION TWO ($25): Thursday and Friday for ages 7 – 9 from 1p.m.-4p.m.*Please note that we cannot reserve a spot for your child until registration and payment is completed. All registered children must be signed in both at pick up and drop off within the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center.
Low Impact Exercise 9:30 am
Low Impact Exercise
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Will be lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.
Single Deck Pinochle 12:30 pm
Single Deck Pinochle
Apr 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Screening 1:00 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Screening
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rated PG-13, this film features the second installment of the adventures of Marvel Universe’s Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, and his group of intergalactic criminals.For more information on this program, visit www.alpenalibrary.org or call 989-356-6188.
The Odd Couple 7:30 pm
The Odd Couple
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Call 989-354-2267 for tickets.
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Coached Swim Workouts 8:00 am
Coached Swim Workouts
Apr 7 @ 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.
FIRST Robotics District Tournament 9:00 am
FIRST Robotics District Tournament
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”
2018 Spring Craft Show 10:00 am
2018 Spring Craft Show
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Spring is right around the corner, and we could not be more excited! With vendors galore and hundreds of handmade items, shopping just got a whole lot easier.
Alpena Farmers’ Market 10:00 am
Alpena Farmers’ Market
Apr 7 @ 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.
Vintage Snowmobile & Motorcycle Show & Swap 10:00 am
Vintage Snowmobile & Motorcycle Show & Swap
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
From 1970 to the mid-80s, the roar of engines could be heard at the Alpena County Fairgrounds every January during the Thunder Bay 250 snowmobile race. Although the race is no longer held, local interest remains strong and race fans can take a stroll down memory lane at the upcoming Vintage Snowmobile and Motorcycle Show & Swap. According to an event organizer Tim Bowen, a large collection of memorabilia will be on display. The display will include other items such as newspaper clippings, photographs from many races and award ceremonies, as well as some of the original posters used to advertise the event. Admission is free. Contact Tim at 989-306-2343 for more information.
2nd Annual Family Fundraiser 11:00 am
2nd Annual Family Fundraiser
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
$20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. Lunch and crafts provided, as well as an interactive workshop with our tour professionals!Geared towards families, but fun for everyone – kids of ALL AGES are encouraged to join in the fun. This event is the primary fundraiser for Thunder Bay Theatre’s education initiative TBT2, which focuses on the introduction, preparation, training, and retention of young performing artists in Alpena.In 2018, Thunder Bay Theatre’s Educational Tour, a main component of TBT2, will serve every student in the elementary and middle schools in Alpena Public Schools.Visit https://www.thunderbaytheatre.com/tbt2.html to learn more about the premier program for young performing artists in Northeast Michigan.
Young Living Live Your Passion Rally 2018 12:00 pm
Young Living Live Your Passion Rally 2018
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Activities include new announcements and products from Young Living, business training, hands on activities, and mingling with your oily community. Attendees will experience a culture and a community that is striving for wellness, purpose, and abundance. We have a lot of fun experiences in store for you. You don’t want to miss this event! This rally is open to members and non-members, bring your friends and your team! Cost is $15. Hosted by Jennie Handrich and Jenn Stillwagon. For more information view the Facebook event at www.facebook.com/events/2020429097975130/ or call 989-464-5881.
Alpena Longbeards 11th Annual Banquet 4:30 pm
Alpena Longbeards 11th Annual Banquet
Apr 7 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Games, raffles live and silent auctions. Children under 18 have their own table and drawings. Tickets start at $25 for adults and go up to $110 for a package. For more information call Edith at 989-354-4964 or Sandy at 989-356-2398.
EUCHRE Tournament 5:00 pm
EUCHRE Tournament
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meal & registration from 5p.m.-6p.m. – Play begins 6p.m. sharp! Meal includes Soup & Salad Bar, Chicken Noodle or Potato & Tropical Fruit. Paying 4-places, 50/50, Admission is $10 per person and includes meal. You do not need to be a senior to partake, so come join us!
Winter Concert Series – Shout! 5:30 pm
Winter Concert Series – Shout!
Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A salute to the Beatles! Concert is $10 per person in advance or $15 at the door. Doors open at 5:30p.m., and the music is from 7p.m. until 10p.m. There will be a cash bar and concessions, including Tony Burgers. Tickets will be available at True North Radio, the APlex or Neiman’s Family Market. You can make table reservations by calling the APlex at 354-6164. Brought to you by True North Radio Network, for additional information on the Winter Concert Series, call 989-354-4611.
The Odd Couple 7:30 pm
The Odd Couple
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Call 989-354-2267 for tickets.
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Grown Up Anger 2:00 pm
Grown Up Anger
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Grown-Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and the Calumet Massacre of 1913Author Daniel Wolff and singer/songwriter Chris Buhalis will present a one-hour talk and musical exploration of Wolff’s award-winning book Grown-Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries Of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, And The Calumet Massacre Of 1913. Grown-Up Anger braids together biographies of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie with a labor strike in northern Michigan to create an alternative history of 20th century America. The program will range from turn-of-the-century politics through the Great Depression and the 60’s civil rights movement to today. A question-and-answer period will follow.Presented with the support of the Library of Michigan’s Michigan Notable Book Author Tour.For more information call 989-356-6188, ext 17.
The Odd Couple 2:00 pm
The Odd Couple
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Call 989-354-2267 for tickets.
Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet 4:00 pm
Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet
Apr 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
For more information contact Thunder Bay Arts Council at 989-356-6678.
Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet Performance 4:00 pm
Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet Performance
Apr 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
They will perform traditional and modern classical music courtesy of the Thunder Bay Arts Council, Inc.The quartet includes four award-winning musicians who have mastered twelve-string guitar performance together for over eleven years. They offer audiences a variety of transcriptions, masterworks and original compositions.This unique concert will honor the legacy of the Alpena Community Concert Association which dissolved and became part of the Thunder Bay Arts Council, Inc. during 2017 after seventy years of bringing fine music to the area. The afternoon will include music and discussion, along with wine and light food available for audience purchase. String players and fans of all ages will be both enriched and rewarded greatly by this all-acoustic performance surrounded by fine local art work. Buying tickets in advance for the April 8 afternoon concert is highly recommended. Advance adult tickets are two for $25, but at the door will be $15 each. As at all TBAC events, children and students will be admitted free of charge. Advance discounted tickets may be obtained through the Thunder Bay Arts Council, Inc. website, www.thunderbayarts.org, or during TBAC’s office hours at 127 W. Chisholm, and at Neiman’s. Admission is also available to holders of 2017-18 TBArts Passes.
The Odd Couple 7:30 pm
The Odd Couple
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Call 989-354-2267 for tickets.
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Low Impact Exercise 9:30 am
Low Impact Exercise
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Will be lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.
Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls 9:30 am
Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
This will be an eight week program. If you have concerns about going out with friends and family because you were concerned about falling or cut down on favorite activities this class is for you! Call 989-356-3585 to register.
Euchre 12:30 pm
Euchre
Apr 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Jeopardy 2:00 pm
Jeopardy
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Always get the questions right when you’re watching Jeopardy? Join us at the Posen Senior Center and compete for your choice of prizes! For more information, call 989-766-8191
Journey Through Grief 6:00 pm
Journey Through Grief
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This six-week grief support group will help to provide assurance and assist in healing after the death of a loved one. For more information or to register call BJ at 989-356-3585.
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Spitzer 12:30 pm
Spitzer
Apr 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Power Cooking for one – Chicken 5:30 pm
Power Cooking for one – Chicken
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In Room CTR 104/102. If you’re single or your family has down-sized, you may find it difficult to make smaller meals. In this class, instructor Jessica Krawczak shares her expertise, techniques, and tips in cooking for one. Most cookbooks offer recipes for four, not considering those of us without a family to feed. You may choose one or both sessions with either a chicken or beef entrée. In both, Jessica will guide you in power cooking for one with a little extra for leftovers. Choose one of the dates with your favorite – or both! Limit of 10 students. NOTE: Please bring chef’s knife, towel, and place-setting. Cost is $25. Contact the Volunteer Center to register, 989-358-7271 or go to www.alpenavolunteercenter.org.
Fly Fishing 6:00 pm
Fly Fishing
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5 sessions in Room CTR 108. If you’ve ever wanted to learn or improve skills with flies and fly rod, this is your chance! Designed for beginners through intermediate anglers, start with the basics covering fish, habitat, food sources, equipment, flies, accessories, knots, casting, etc. and conclude with an optional field trip to practice and apply skills on lake and stream. Each of the 5-week sessions builds on the previous. Registration limited to 15. NOTE: Fly box and flies included – everyone receives complementary flies & accessories! Equipment not needed for classroom sessions but is necessary for field trip. Instructors: Bob Baughman and Ron Young share an odd obsession with this sport. Bob has chased fish with a fly rod from saltwater to fresh for over 30 years. Ron jumped into fly fishing with both feet after retirement, garnering significant experience, and he’s never looked back. Both men are engineers by degree, and there is not a technical aspect of the sport they don’t enjoy exploring. They have a laid back, easy going style that takes out the “techno-speak.” This course will introduce you to all things fly fishing if you’re new to it, but it’s also for anyone at[...]
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Low Impact Exercise 9:30 am
Low Impact Exercise
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Will be lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.
Card Bingo 12:25 pm
Card Bingo
Apr 11 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
 
General Photography & Advanced Techniques for Cameras 5:30 pm
General Photography & Advanced Techniques for Cameras
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Three sessions held in Room BTC 126. Photography instructor Tom Sherrill-Mix has been a professional photographer nearly all his adult life and has taught a variety of credit and non-credit photography classes at ACC for decades. Tom attended Academy of Arts in San Francisco and owns Third Eye Photography. Become a better photographer and ensure those precious memories are worthy of years of smiles! Whether a newcomer to photography or just want to improve skills, this class provides insights, ideas, tricks and techniques to better photography from a professional. Learn camera functions, how to use and understand scene modes, basic photography principles including: shutter, ISO and aperture, and composition fundamentals through hands-on examples, indoors and out. Class visits a variety of outdoor venues upon which students and instructor agree during class. At conclusion, photos taken are viewed and discussed using computer lab as part of the learning process. NOTE: Please bring camera with charged batteries, manual, and memory card. Cost is $75. Contact the Volunteer Center to register, 989-358-7271 or go to www.alpenavolunteercenter.org.
Power Cooking for One – Beef 5:30 pm
Power Cooking for One – Beef
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In Room CTR 104/102. If you’re single or your family has down-sized, you may find it difficult to make smaller meals. In this class, instructor Jessica Krawczak shares her expertise, techniques, and tips in cooking for one. Most cookbooks offer recipes for four, not considering those of us without a family to feed. You may choose one or both sessions with either a chicken or beef entrée. In both, Jessica will guide you in power cooking for one with a little extra for leftovers. Choose one of the dates with your favorite – or both!  Limit of 10 students. NOTE: Please bring chef’s knife, towel, and place-setting. Cost is $25. Contact the Volunteer Center to register, 989-358-7271 or go to www.alpenavolunteercenter.org.
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Tai Chi Class 9:15 am
Tai Chi Class
Apr 12 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Free for senior citizens age 60 and over.
Double Deck Pinochle 12:30 pm
Double Deck Pinochle
Apr 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Support Group 1:00 pm
Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Support Group
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
For people living in the early stages of dementia. Please call BJ or Annie to sign up or for additional information, 989-356-3585.
Needle Craft Group 1:00 pm
Needle Craft Group
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Crochet, knitting, tatting, spinning and any other needle work welcome. Share your talent, learn new tips, try a new pattern or join in conversation.
Hand-Crafted Goat Milk Lotion – The Natural Way 5:30 pm
Hand-Crafted Goat Milk Lotion – The Natural Way
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This hands-on class is for those who want to learn how to make & customize their own lotion. Store-bought, manufactured lotions are laden with chemicals, toxins and alcohol. Natural lotion is made with natural oils, butters & other skin-nourishing ingredients; there are no chemicals and nothing that will dry out your skin, so you only need a small amount to fully moisturize. You will notice your skin becomes softer & more moisturized over time by switching to natural lotion. Instructor Kira Bixel, co-owner and operator of Bixel Family Farm, began making goat milk soap and lotion to provide natural alternatives for family and friends. The hobby became a part-time business for their small farm. Kira and family raise alpine goats, cows, and pigs. When not on the farm, Kira is at Alpena Farmers Market selling bath & body products and seasonal produce. Students will go home with (2) 4 ounce bottles of goat milk lotion. Scent options will be available. Cost is $25. Contact the Volunteer Center to register, 989-358-7271 or go to www.alpenavolunteercenter.org.
Financial Peace University 6:00 pm
Financial Peace University
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This is a 9-week program that will change your life! Cost is $99. You can register online at https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1051367 or contact Kathy at 989-884-1193. for more information.
The Odd Couple 7:30 pm
The Odd Couple
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Call 989-354-2267 for tickets.
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Low Impact Exercise 9:30 am
Low Impact Exercise
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Will be lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.
Good Mid-Day Alpena Lunch – Get in Gear! 11:30 am
Good Mid-Day Alpena Lunch – Get in Gear!
Apr 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Summer is coming, are you ready to experience Alpena? Cost is $9 per person. Registration is required to 989.354.4181 or info@alpenachamber.com. Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Single Deck Pinochle 12:30 pm
Single Deck Pinochle
Apr 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Something For Everyone Auctions 5:30 pm
Something For Everyone Auctions
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Collectibles – Memorabilia – Antiques – Vintage Decorative – Pottery – Glassware – Coins Quilts – Rugs – Purses – Black Americana Royal Doulton – Toys – Model Cars – Barbie Open Now! 989-727-0011
CANCELLED – Anti-Human Trafficking Training for Professionals 7:00 pm
CANCELLED – Anti-Human Trafficking Training for Professionals
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
With Becky McDonald. This seminar is for medical professionals, mental health/substance use disorder treatment therapists, and others in healthcare/social service settings. Registration fee is $30. Register at www.newlifealpena.org or Text to register: Text “war” to 989-282-3456.Continuing Ed credits available for social workers, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners.Check back for reschedule date.
CANCELLED – Warning Lights – Personal Safety & Human Trafficking Awareness 7:00 pm
CANCELLED – Warning Lights – Personal Safety & Human Trafficking Awareness
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A FREE program for Parents and High School Students designed to build awareness and equip you in a variety of ways to make safety tactics a habit for your family, and to help others avoid becoming victims. Prevention is the key! *Event is not appropriate for children under 12 years. Check back for reschedule date.
Superstitious Fundraiser Party 7:00 pm
Superstitious Fundraiser Party
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This year we are replacing lit candles and birthday cakes with black cats and sidewalk cracks to commemorate the birthdays of Brandon Chen, Grace Riemer and their new business, The Unlucky Cat Café.We want to personally invite you to an evening of fun, complete with bowling, food, laughs and more. All proceeds from the event will be directly invested into building The Unlucky Cat Café and getting our food truck on the road. Tickets are $30 per person/$50 per couple and include bowling, shoes, and dinner (pizza, wings, salad, fruit trays). A cash bar will be present, and there will be Unlucky Cat Café merchandise available to purchase.Tickets are limited and can be purchased on GoFundMe:www.gofundme.com/UNLUCKYCATCAFE/donate. If you are unable to attend but would still like to contribute, we are also accepting donations through GoFundMe.To learn more, visit our Facebook page. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns at unluckycatcafe@gmail.com.SCHEDULE*7p.m. Bowling Begins8:30p.m. Dinner/PresentationAfter Party at Sneakers Club*Subject to change
The Odd Couple 7:30 pm
The Odd Couple
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Call 989-354-2267 for tickets.
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Coached Swim Workouts 8:00 am
Coached Swim Workouts
Apr 14 @ 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.
Civilian First Responder Training 9:00 am
Civilian First Responder Training
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
(CFR) training by WAR, Int. (Women At Risk). Many people unknowingly come in contact with exploited women and children. This training will equip you to recognize the signs of trafficking within your scope of influence and know how to respond appropriately. Ticket price is $30 (includes luncheon/materials). Register at https://warinternational.org/upcoming-events/.
Alpena Farmers’ Market 10:00 am
Alpena Farmers’ Market
Apr 14 @ 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.
2nd Annual Wildcat Football Bowling Party 6:00 pm
2nd Annual Wildcat Football Bowling Party
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come out for a great time!! Door Prizes, Bucket Raffle, 50/50 and most importantly Great People!!
Sock Hop 6:00 pm
Sock Hop
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$10 per person. Menu: Burgers, Cole Slaw & Tatar Tots. Contest for Best Dressed, Best Twister and Hula Hoop. Cash Bar of Beer and Wine, 50/50 and more! Questions call 989-356-3585.
Sunrise Talent Search 7:00 pm
Sunrise Talent Search
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Formerly known as Mock Rock, the Sunrise Talent Search is a fundraiser for the Miss Sunrise Side Program! This family friendly show will feature musicians, comedians, dancers, magicians and many other talented acts competing for the cash prize! Tickets are available at the door. Interested in competing? The competition is open to any age and any talent. The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a cash prize! Registration is limited so sign up today! Questions may be directed to miss.sunriseside.mi@gmail.com
The Odd Couple 7:30 pm
The Odd Couple
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Call 989-354-2267 for tickets.
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Free Movie Event – Rancher Farmer Fisherman Documentary 2:00 pm
Free Movie Event – Rancher Farmer Fisherman Documentary
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presented by Farm to Fork Alcona. See How Ranchers, Farmers & Fishermen Stood Up to Protect America’s Food Supply. Narrated by Tom Brokaw. More Info: inspirationalcona.org
The Odd Couple 2:00 pm
The Odd Couple
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Call 989-354-2267 for tickets.
The Odd Couple 7:30 pm
The Odd Couple
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Call 989-354-2267 for tickets.
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Low Impact Exercise 9:30 am
Low Impact Exercise
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Will be lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.
Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls 9:30 am
Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
This will be an eight week program. If you have concerns about going out with friends and family because you were concerned about falling or cut down on favorite activities this class is for you! Call 989-356-3585 to register.
Euchre 12:30 pm
Euchre
Apr 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Journey Through Grief 6:00 pm
Journey Through Grief
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This six-week grief support group will help to provide assurance and assist in healing after the death of a loved one. For more information or to register call BJ at 989-356-3585.
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Spitzer 12:30 pm
Spitzer
Apr 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Rye & Wheat Bread Making with Bread Maker 5:30 pm
Rye & Wheat Bread Making with Bread Maker
Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In room CTR 104/102. Warm, aromatic, freshly baked Rye and Wheat Bread brings endless praise and eager appetites to your kitchen. If you’ve always been intimidated by bread-baking and using a bread-maker, fear no more. This class is designed for “newbie bakers”. Join Janet and Gerald Lucas as they teach methods on mixing, handling, rising, shaping, and baking basic dough. Students can choose from Rye or Wheat using their own bread maker for mixing the ingredients and take their own bread to bake at home! Class is limited to 10 students. NOTE – Please be sure to bring your own bread maker, apron, and hand towel. Cost is $20. Contact the Volunteer Center to register, 989-358-7271 or go to www.alpenavolunteercenter.org.
Fly Fishing 6:00 pm
Fly Fishing
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5 sessions in Room CTR 108. If you’ve ever wanted to learn or improve skills with flies and fly rod, this is your chance! Designed for beginners through intermediate anglers, start with the basics covering fish, habitat, food sources, equipment, flies, accessories, knots, casting, etc. and conclude with an optional field trip to practice and apply skills on lake and stream. Each of the 5-week sessions builds on the previous. Registration limited to 15. NOTE: Fly box and flies included – everyone receives complementary flies & accessories! Equipment not needed for classroom sessions but is necessary for field trip. Instructors: Bob Baughman and Ron Young share an odd obsession with this sport. Bob has chased fish with a fly rod from saltwater to fresh for over 30 years. Ron jumped into fly fishing with both feet after retirement, garnering significant experience, and he’s never looked back. Both men are engineers by degree, and there is not a technical aspect of the sport they don’t enjoy exploring. They have a laid back, easy going style that takes out the “techno-speak.” This course will introduce you to all things fly fishing if you’re new to it, but it’s also for anyone at[...]
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Alpena Senior Citizens Center Board Meeting 8:00 am
Alpena Senior Citizens Center Board Meeting
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Monthly meeting of the Alpena Senior Citizens Center Executive Board of Directors. Meeting is open to the public.
Low Impact Exercise 9:30 am
Low Impact Exercise
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Will be lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.
Card Bingo 12:25 pm
Card Bingo
Apr 18 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
 
Building Bee, Butterfly, or Bat Houses for Garden Environment 5:30 pm
Building Bee, Butterfly, or Bat Houses for Garden Environment
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In Room BTC 122. In this unique opportunity you can make and take home a project of your own with instruction and guidance of instructor Joe Garant, of NEMROC. Pollination is a fascinating natural phenomenon; an essential ecological function. Without pollinators, Earth’s terrestrial ecosystems would not survive. Over 80% of flowering plants require a pollinator to reproduce. Animals that assist plant reproduction as pollinators include bats, butterflies, moths, flies, birds, beetles, ants, and bees. Around the world, as in NE Michigan, pollinators are declining due to threats to biodiversity. Principal reasons for loss of habitat are pesticides, pollution, and invasive species. Joe teaches this hands-on workshop to help you make a significant, positive change in environmental quality of your property and community. Be an advocate for pollinators; make your property a National Wildlife Federation certified habitat; discover remarkable things happening at NEMROC and bring home your own Butterfly/Bee house OR Bat House. Cost is $25. Contact the Volunteer Center to register, 989-358-7271 or go to www.alpenavolunteercenter.org.
General Photography & Advanced Techniques for Cameras 5:30 pm
General Photography & Advanced Techniques for Cameras
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Three sessions held in Room BTC 126. Photography instructor Tom Sherrill-Mix has been a professional photographer nearly all his adult life and has taught a variety of credit and non-credit photography classes at ACC for decades. Tom attended Academy of Arts in San Francisco and owns Third Eye Photography. Become a better photographer and ensure those precious memories are worthy of years of smiles! Whether a newcomer to photography or just want to improve skills, this class provides insights, ideas, tricks and techniques to better photography from a professional. Learn camera functions, how to use and understand scene modes, basic photography principles including: shutter, ISO and aperture, and composition fundamentals through hands-on examples, indoors and out. Class visits a variety of outdoor venues upon which students and instructor agree during class. At conclusion, photos taken are viewed and discussed using computer lab as part of the learning process. NOTE: Please bring camera with charged batteries, manual, and memory card. Cost is $75. Contact the Volunteer Center to register, 989-358-7271 or go to www.alpenavolunteercenter.org.
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Tai Chi Class 9:15 am
Tai Chi Class
Apr 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Free for senior citizens age 60 and over.
Board Basics Workshop 10:00 am
Board Basics Workshop
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
A new partnership between conservation nonprofit Huron Pines and the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) will bring new training opportunities to nonprofits in the Alpena area.  The first session will include an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of board members and provide a strong understanding of board governance and the skills necessary to lead an organization to success. Pre-registration is required by contacting Huron Pines at rsvp@huronpines.org or 989-448-2293 ext. 21. Tickets are $20 per person. 
Double Deck Pinochle 12:30 pm
Double Deck Pinochle
Apr 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Needle Craft Group 1:00 pm
Needle Craft Group
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Crochet, knitting, tatting, spinning and any other needle work welcome. Share your talent, learn new tips, try a new pattern or join in conversation.
Benefits of a Skilled Nursing Facility 4:00 pm
Benefits of a Skilled Nursing Facility
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us at the Posen Senior Center where Cheryl Kranzo will be here sharing why staying at a nursing facility for short or long term care can be beneficial. 989-766-8191
Alpena Senior Center Card Party 5:00 pm
Alpena Senior Center Card Party
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meal 5p.m.-6p.m. Suggested donation of $3.50 for those 60 and over; $7 charge for those under 60. Games 6p.m.-9p.m. cost of $5 per person to play. Call 989-356-3585 to reserve your spot today!
Darkness to Light – Stewards of Children 6:00 pm
Darkness to Light – Stewards of Children
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This FREE event, Stewards of Children®, is a prevention training that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence-informed program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors.Stewards of Children®, is facilitated by Sara Hefele LPN, a Forensic Interviewer and Family Advocate from the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Michigan. To RSVP please phone 989-358-3564 or email shefele@alconahc.org.
The Odd Couple 7:30 pm
The Odd Couple
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Call 989-354-2267 for tickets.
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Low Impact Exercise 9:30 am
Low Impact Exercise
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Will be lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.
Single Deck Pinochle 12:30 pm
Single Deck Pinochle
Apr 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
The Odd Couple 7:30 pm
The Odd Couple
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Call 989-354-2267 for tickets.
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Coached Swim Workouts 8:00 am
Coached Swim Workouts
Apr 21 @ 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.
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament 8:30 am
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Girls and Guys 6th-12th Grade. PRIZES! SKILLS COMPETITIONS! B-BALL SWAG FOR PARTICIPANTS! Cost per team: $25 (due game day), 3-5 players per team. Matching shirts (same color) required. Pre-registration required! Register via phone or e-mail by April 18: matrixpastors@gmail.com or 989-787-2154facebook.com/matrixsolidrock
Alpena Farmers’ Market 10:00 am
Alpena Farmers’ Market
Apr 21 @ 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.
Mom to Mom Sale 10:00 am
Mom to Mom Sale
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come shop new and used children’s cloths, toys, books, games and more. $2 admission with a raffle (do not need to be present to win) and an awesome Bake Sale. Mom2momalpena@yahoo.com
Turn the Page Story Time 10:30 am
Turn the Page Story Time
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We will explore the magical world of books during our story time. The kids will enjoy a special craft and snack following our read aloud. This is geared towards kids 2-8, but all kids are welcome. 989-354-4461
Sam’s Gift – 4th Annual Samantha Schrader Memorial Scholarship Fund Fundraising Event 12:00 pm
Sam’s Gift – 4th Annual Samantha Schrader Memorial Scholarship Fund Fundraising Event
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Raising money for scholarships with the Alpena Community College Foundation in Samantha’s memory. Chinese Raffle-Bake Sale-50/50’s, Games-Food-Refreshments, Merchandise. Raffle tickets for a Cedar hand-crafted outdoor furniture. More information check us out on Facebook at Sam’s Gift. Wear pink for bonus tickets. Questions or Donations—Please message, text, or call Shannon at 989-464-8387, Saleana at 989-657-5870, Colleen at 989-657-4115, Roxanne at 989-255-0148, Stacie at 989-255-6445, Becky at 989-354-2846 or Shelly at 989-590-2543
Euchre Tournament Fundraiser 5:00 pm
Euchre Tournament Fundraiser
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hosted by: Friends of Plaza Pool to raise money for the Plaza Pool. Cost is $20 per person – Cash prizes (to be determined by the number of participants). In any case, 60% pay out. Highlights: Food, Cash bar, 50/50 drawing, $1 pool for the person with high game.
The Solution Concert 2018 – One Hit Wonders 6:00 pm
The Solution Concert 2018 – One Hit Wonders
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Featuring Last Shot, Obesity Boys, High Speed, the BBA, and more! Tickets are $10 in advance at Neiman’s Family Market or $12 at the door. Food and beverage available for purchase. Call Stacy to make a table reservation at 989-255-7544. Proceeds benefit Five 4 Friends.
The Odd Couple 7:30 pm
The Odd Couple
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Call 989-354-2267 for tickets.
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Celebrating & Sharing Community Dinner 11:30 am
Celebrating & Sharing Community Dinner
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Silent Auction, Chinese Raffle, Door Prizes, 50/50 Raffle, Pick-A-Pie Silent Auction. Tickets are $15 per person, under 12 free. Menu includes baked chicken, sausage and sauerkraut, red skin garlic mashed potatoes/gravy, carrots, green beans, coleslaw, rolls/butter and dessert. Tickets available at Grace Lutheran, 989-354-2640 or St. Paul Lutheran, 989-356-1658.
Open House Reception for Bethany Cooke’s Art Students 1:00 pm
Open House Reception for Bethany Cooke’s Art Students
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Several pieces of art from her students at Aces Academy, All Saints, Immanuel Lutheran, Besser and Lincoln Elementary, are currently on display at the Thunder Bay Arts Council Gallery. Refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!
Girl on a Boat – Music at the Library 2:00 pm
Girl on a Boat – Music at the Library
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The duo group known as “Girl on a Boat,” features one of the UP’s well-known folk artists, Troy Graham (lead guitar/vocals) accompanied by strong vocalist and song-writer, Emily Susan Smith. Together they have a unique harmonizing quality and captivating stage presence, playing traditional classic folk and gospel songs along with original folk tunes.Be sure to join us for this free all-ages concert!For more information call 989-356-6188.
Second Annual Spring Fling 2:00 pm
Second Annual Spring Fling
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us at the Posen Senior Center for the Second Annual Spring Fling! DJ Dave McCormick will be here playing some of your favorite tunes like Frankie Yankovic, Elvis, Patsy Cline, and The Beach Boys. Music starts at 2p.m. and dinner will follow at 4p.m. We will be serving: BBQ Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Creamy Cucumbers, along with a special dessert and our deluxe salad bar! Suggested donation for seniors 60 and older is $3, meal cost for individuals 59 or less is $6. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, and another special raffle. 989-766-8191
The Odd Couple 2:00 pm
The Odd Couple
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Call 989-354-2267 for tickets.
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Low Impact Exercise 9:30 am
Low Impact Exercise
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Will be lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.
Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls 9:30 am
Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
This will be an eight week program. If you have concerns about going out with friends and family because you were concerned about falling or cut down on favorite activities this class is for you! Call 989-356-3585 to register.
Euchre 12:30 pm
Euchre
Apr 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Journey Through Grief 6:00 pm
Journey Through Grief
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This six-week grief support group will help to provide assurance and assist in healing after the death of a loved one. For more information or to register call BJ at 989-356-3585.
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Kinship Support Group 10:30 am
Kinship Support Group
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
For grandparents or other relatives raising a family member. Please contact BJ or Annie at 989-356-3585 to sign up or for additional information.
Spitzer 12:30 pm
Spitzer
Apr 24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Alpena Job Fair 3:00 pm
Alpena Job Fair
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Seasonal, full-time, part-time, Meet face-to-face with nearly 50 employers all in one location, Many get hired on-the-spot, Jobs available in a variety of industries, Some employers offering on-the-job training and apprenticeships! STAND OUT FROM THE COMPETITION! Call Michigan Works! at 989-356-3339 to attend a Job Fair Prep Class prior to the fair! Prep classes held April 11 at 10a.m. and at 4:30p.m. Call to RSVP.
Appetize It! 5:30 pm
Appetize It!
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Held in Room CTR 104/102. Appetizers are traditionally appetite stimulants, but in variety and combination function perfectly as light and easy finger-food meals. Join Janet & Gerald Lucas, owners of “Lucas Catering” in this hands-on class as they guide you in preparing delicious appetizers. We’ll make “Cranberry Feta Pinwheels” and “Fire and Ice Salsa.” Both feature unique complementary and contrasting new flavors of cheeses with tart and/or sweet fruits and warm spices providing surprising fresh flavor combinations. This is a great way to prepare for upcoming events; perfect for parties and graduations. Limit of 10 students. NOTE: Please bring a chef’s knife, towel, and place-setting. Cost is $25. Contact the Volunteer Center to register, 989-358-7271 or go to www.alpenavolunteercenter.org. 
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Low Impact Exercise 9:30 am
Low Impact Exercise
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Will be lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.
Card Bingo 12:25 pm
Card Bingo
Apr 25 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
 
Big Boy Celebrity Server Night 5:00 pm
Big Boy Celebrity Server Night
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For Friends Together Tuesday Night Support Group
2018 Woman Of The Year Banquet 5:30 pm
2018 Woman Of The Year Banquet
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Are you ready to Discover Treasures Within Us? Please join us for the 52nd Annual Woman of the Year Banquet! The doors open at 5:30p.m. with the Woman of the Year being announced at 6p.m. The person receiving this prestigious award is being acknowledged for her volunteer efforts that have benefitted, and/or are benefitting, our local community. The award presentation will be followed by a delicious dinner with prizes being drawn throughout the night. Lastly, we will be wrapping up the evening with the raffle drawing for our Bolenz Jewelry $1,000 Shopping Spree. Tickets for this event are only $25 and will be available soon. Raffle tickets are available for purchase beforehand. Tickets are one for $1 or six for $5 and can be purchased from any Zonta member.
General Photography & Advanced Techniques for Cameras 5:30 pm
General Photography & Advanced Techniques for Cameras
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Three sessions held in Room BTC 126. Photography instructor Tom Sherrill-Mix has been a professional photographer nearly all his adult life and has taught a variety of credit and non-credit photography classes at ACC for decades. Tom attended Academy of Arts in San Francisco and owns Third Eye Photography. Become a better photographer and ensure those precious memories are worthy of years of smiles! Whether a newcomer to photography or just want to improve skills, this class provides insights, ideas, tricks and techniques to better photography from a professional. Learn camera functions, how to use and understand scene modes, basic photography principles including: shutter, ISO and aperture, and composition fundamentals through hands-on examples, indoors and out. Class visits a variety of outdoor venues upon which students and instructor agree during class. At conclusion, photos taken are viewed and discussed using computer lab as part of the learning process. NOTE: Please bring camera with charged batteries, manual, and memory card. Cost is $75. Contact the Volunteer Center to register, 989-358-7271 or go to www.alpenavolunteercenter.org.
Seeing Comedy in Life To Avoid Anxiety, Depression and Anger 5:30 pm
Seeing Comedy in Life To Avoid Anxiety, Depression and Anger
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Held in Room BTC 122. “Getting a comedic view of your situation gives you spiritual distance,” Joseph Campbell. This class explores the idea that negative emotions are not the result of external circumstances, but how we choose to perceive a situation. Everyone has a sense of humor; it may be either very acute or need work. Learn about the irrational thoughts we all engage that make us miserable. Instructor Joe Garant, LPC, is a licensed counselor. He is currently the Rehabilitation Coordinator and Employee Assistance Counselor at NEMROC in Alpena. Joe also works part-time at Mid-Michigan Healthcare as a mental health therapist! Joe has personally used tools offered in this class to overcome serious and persistent anxiety. He will present a PowerPoint that is both informative and entertaining. Cost is $15. Contact the Volunteer Center to register, 989-358-7271 or go to www.alpenavolunteercenter.org.
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Tai Chi Class 9:15 am
Tai Chi Class
Apr 26 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Free for senior citizens age 60 and over.
Double Deck Pinochle 12:30 pm
Double Deck Pinochle
Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Needle Craft Group 1:00 pm
Needle Craft Group
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Crochet, knitting, tatting, spinning and any other needle work welcome. Share your talent, learn new tips, try a new pattern or join in conversation.
Reflexology 5:00 pm
Reflexology
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 www.alpenavolunteercenter.org.
Eastland, the Great Lakes Worst Shipwreck Disaster – Sanctuary Lecture 7:00 pm
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
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MidMichigan Medical Center- Alpena “Used” Book Sale 9:00 am
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 9:00 am
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 9:30 am
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 12:30 pm
Single Deck Pinochle
Apr 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Alpena Countywide Electronics Recycling Day 8:00 am
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 facebook.com/Alpenarecycling.org. 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 8:00 am
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 10:00 am
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 10:00 am
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 4:00 pm
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 7:00 pm
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. www.shipwreckalleyrollers.com
Growing Weird Humor Show 8:00 pm
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; andbrief 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 https://humoractivityclub.wordpress.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
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Story Sharing 1:00 pm
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
Langsford Men’s Chorus Concert 3:00 pm
Langsford Men’s Chorus Concert
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Under the direction of founding member and conductor Steven SeGraves and associate conductor Justin Umbarger, the Chorus will take the stage to perform “Seize the Day!” as a part of its semi-annual Spring Concert series. The audience will be treated to a number of classical and contemporary selections, For more information on the chorus go to http://langsfordmenschorus.org/.
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Low Impact Exercise 9:30 am
Low Impact Exercise
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Will be lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.
Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls 9:30 am
Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
This will be an eight week program. If you have concerns about going out with friends and family because you were concerned about falling or cut down on favorite activities this class is for you! Call 989-356-3585 to register.
Euchre 12:30 pm
Euchre
Apr 30 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Journey Through Grief 6:00 pm
Journey Through Grief
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This six-week grief support group will help to provide assurance and assist in healing after the death of a loved one. For more information or to register call BJ at 989-356-3585.

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