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Candy Making Class 5:30 pm
Candy Making Class
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Stoney Acres Winery’s “Wine Truffles” are a tantalizing blend of wine and real chocolate that offer a decadent and addictive flavor combination. Through years of study and experimentation, Stoney Acres Winery has developed a full line of chocolates that truly tempt the palate. Join Amy Gagnon & Helen Grochowski from Stoney Acres Winery as they guide you in a hands-on class in making Molded Chocolates, Hand-dipped Truffles, & Drop/Formed delectables! At the conclusion of class, you will leave with a box of sixteen candies made by you! Each of the classes is limited to just 8 students. $35. 989-358-7271
Signature Style Wreath Class 5:30 pm
Signature Style Wreath Class
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In this special class, you’ll create a voluptuous personalized wreath that incorporates features and decor to complement your tastes and style. Skills and techniques learned will allow you to recreate more wreathes for additional areas of your home, indoors or out, or to give as personalized holiday gifts for fortunate friends. All participants can go home with a beautifully decorated wreath. Light refreshments will be served. Please register early! Limited to only eight. Arrive early to provide plenty of time to browse and shop! Cost is $25 plus the cost of wreath form and materials. Contact 989-358-7271 to register.
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Achieving a Stress Free Holiday 5:30 pm
Achieving a Stress Free Holiday
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
**You MUST register prior to attending. Contact The Volunteer Center on 358-7271. Discover the basics of essential oils and make a scented spray (perfume-style or as a sanitizer), sugar scrubs, and a foaming hand soap, choosing from several scents including immune boosters, and stress reducers! We will finish the class with a meditation and/or shoulder massage by Amy, relaxed & ready to take on the holiday confidently and serenely! $38. 989-358-7271
Great Start Parent Night 5:30 pm
Great Start Parent Night @ Alpena
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Attention parents! Are you looking for a place in the community for your voice to be heard? Do you want a better community for your children? The Great Start Parent Coalition is the answer! Dinner will be provided and there is an on site playgroup available for children over 18 months. Call Heather Martin at 989-278-5994 to reserve your spot. Hope to see you there.
Kids Christmas Birdhouse Class 5:30 pm
Kids Christmas Birdhouse Class
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Pollination is a fascinating phenomenon and essential ecological function. Without pollinators, Earth’s ecosystems wouldn’t survive. Pollinators that assist plants in reproduction include bats, butterflies, moths, birds, bees, and more. Learn about pollination and make and take home your own Butterfly/Bee House or Bat House. Instructor Joe Garant of NEMROC and the Pollination Brigade teach this hands-on workshop to build bee and butterfly houses for a significant, positive change in the environmental quality of our property and our community. NOTE: Parents, guardian or adult must also register and attend with child(ren). Participants can decorate their finished house for a holiday touch making each a perfect personalized Christmas perfect gift! Cost is $22. Contact 989-358-7271 to register.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare 7:30 pm
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
While Hamlet mourns the death of his father, the king, his world begins to unravel. Join us for this classic Shakespearean tragedy of murder, mystery and a search for truth in the murky waters of Denmark. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267.
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare 7:30 pm
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
While Hamlet mourns the death of his father, the king, his world begins to unravel. Join us for this classic Shakespearean tragedy of murder, mystery and a search for truth in the murky waters of Denmark. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267.
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Fall Arts and Crafts Show 9:00 am
Fall Arts and Crafts Show
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Alpena Farmers’ Market 10:00 am
Alpena Farmers’ Market
Nov 4 @ 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.
15th Annual Battle of the Badges Benefit Hockey Game 5:00 pm
15th Annual Battle of the Badges Benefit Hockey Game
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
50/50 raffle, chuck-a-puck, raffles, family fun! Proceeds to benefit the Victim’s Advocate Group and NLA Youth Programming. Call 989-358-0652 for more information.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare 7:30 pm
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
While Hamlet mourns the death of his father, the king, his world begins to unravel. Join us for this classic Shakespearean tragedy of murder, mystery and a search for truth in the murky waters of Denmark. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267.
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare 2:00 pm
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
While Hamlet mourns the death of his father, the king, his world begins to unravel. Join us for this classic Shakespearean tragedy of murder, mystery and a search for truth in the murky waters of Denmark. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267.
FREE Open Skate Sunday 3:00 pm
FREE Open Skate Sunday
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Open Skate is sponsored by Alpena County Youth & Recreation Committee, and includes the use of skates! 989-358-0652.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare 7:30 pm
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
While Hamlet mourns the death of his father, the king, his world begins to unravel. Join us for this classic Shakespearean tragedy of murder, mystery and a search for truth in the murky waters of Denmark. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267.
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Kids Jewelry Making Class 3:30 pm
Kids Jewelry Making Class
Nov 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
In this guided workshop, kids (ages 10 and up) learn a variety of simple techniques to create necklace and matching stretchy bracelet. Creativity begins with kids’ choice from a selection of colorful beads, pearls, chips, and more. The pieces they create make great Christmas gifts or may be kept for themselves. If time and ability allow, a pair of matching earrings can also be created. Learn stringing, wire crimping, and attachment of clasps. All materials are included. Instructor Kim Kreft has taught ACC classes for many years. She’s a passionate crafter and enjoys teaching others, making jewelry as gifts, and trying new techniques. Kids 10 years and up are welcome. Parent need not attend. Cost is $18, includes all supplies and materials. Contact 989-358-7271 to register your child.
Kids Cupcake Creation Class 5:30 pm
Kids Cupcake Creation Class
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jennie Handrich is a professional cake decorator and owner of Jennie’s Cake Creations. Join Jennie in the kitchen for a cupcake cooking and decorating class designed for kids (ages 5-12). In this fun guided classes, kids learn surprisingly simple skills to make cute, cool cupcake treats. Bring a sweet-tooth and an apron to prepare and enjoy your goodies. Each child and their adult will take home half a dozen of their own holiday cupcake treats. Once they learn how, kids can make these as inexpensive, personalized gifts! Limit of 10 so register early! NOTE: Parent, guardian, or adult must also register and attend with child(ren). Cost is $13. Contact 989-358-7271 to register.
Go Green II Class 6:00 pm
Go Green II Class
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MORE valuable ideas from first class including: * How and why to dry fresh herbs; we’ll combine in Italian Seasoning and learn to make Friendship Soup * Winter is cold and flu season; stay healthy by creating a Homemade Cold Cure * Discover how simple and satisfying it is to grind flour from grains for superior nutrition, freshness, & flavor * Make dryer balls to replace dryer sheets, inexpensively, for fabrics you love to touch * Using Borax from the homemade laundry soap we create in Go Green I, we’ll make our own toilet bowl cleaner. * Discover the ease and usefulness of making home-brewed apple cider vinegar for cooking and cleaning throughout your healthy home. NOTE: Please bring a small container for Cold Cure; a 1-quart jar for flour; and a wide-mouth pint jar for vinegar. Please contact 358-7271 to register. $55, includes all materials
Surrendering the Secret 6:00 pm
Surrendering the Secret
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Options Pregnancy Center’s Post Abortive Book Study/Support Group. This is an eight week class held every Tuesday and the cost for participant book is $8. If you cannot afford the book, limited scholarships are available. Please email your information to info@optionspregnancycenter.org or call the center at 989-354-6089 to RSVP.
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Holiday Decor Class 6:00 pm
Holiday Decor Class
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn techniques for decorating your home, Christmas trees, gifts, and an endless variety of other items by creating and using ribbons and bows. You’ll discover tools and simple methods you can duplicate at home to maximize all your holiday needs. Doug’s demonstration and hands-on practice allow you to transform your holiday décor with creativity and innovation. Light refreshments will be also served. Please register early! Limited to only eight. Arrive early to provide plenty of time to browse and shop! $20 (plus cost of ribbon & bow material purchased at PRATTScape). 989-358-7271
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Art in the Loft Glamour and Gourmet Urban Nights 5:30 pm
Art in the Loft Glamour and Gourmet Urban Nights
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us for a fabulous evening to benefit Art in the Loft as we celebrate our unique “small town” arts scene in “big city” style at the 13th Annual Glamour & Gourmet. This one-of-a-kind evening will include hand-crafted cocktails, “food truck” appetizers, a plated dinner and dessert. As you stroll the gallery and enjoy a club-like atmosphere, you can use your phone or mobile device to place a bid on unique silent auction items, experiences and travel packages donated by local businesses and curated by our creative volunteers. During dinner, guests will enjoy a fast-paced auction to benefit the Loft, no matter what your budget. Tickets $75 per person. 989-356-4877
Professional Advice for Travelers 5:30 pm
Professional Advice for Travelers
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Don’t get cabin-fever this winter; learn how simple, enjoyable, and educational it is to explore new horizons! With over 50 years of combined experience, instructors Linda Adkin, Certified Travel Counselor, and Wendy LaCombe, Accredited Cruise Counselor and Certified Travel Counselor, share extensive training and knowledge in all aspects of world travel. This class is an indispensable opportunity to learn what you need to know before traveling. Discover information about tours, all-inclusive trips, cruises, exotic vacations and valuable information about do’s, don’ts, how-to’s and risks of traveling without fore-knowledge. Discover misconceptions about travel agencies – inquiries and information from agencies is free, valuable, and comprehensive. Join Linda and Wendy for an informative, timely, and valuable evening that will expand your world! All class attendees can enter a drawing for a FREE luggage set – no purchase necessary! Advance registration is required. $20. Please contact 989-358-7271 to Register
Hamlet by William Shakespeare 7:30 pm
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
While Hamlet mourns the death of his father, the king, his world begins to unravel. Join us for this classic Shakespearean tragedy of murder, mystery and a search for truth in the murky waters of Denmark. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267.
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Holiday Sip n’ Shop 6:00 pm
Holiday Sip n’ Shop
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stop down to Northern Lights Arena for all of your Holiday shopping needs! We have a FANTASTIC line up of vendors, wines & seasonal adult beverages! Tickets will be available soon. 989-358-0652
Hamlet by William Shakespeare 7:30 pm
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
While Hamlet mourns the death of his father, the king, his world begins to unravel. Join us for this classic Shakespearean tragedy of murder, mystery and a search for truth in the murky waters of Denmark. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267.
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Alpena Farmers’ Market 10:00 am
Alpena Farmers’ Market
Nov 11 @ 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.
Alpena Mall Fall Craft Show 10:00 am
Alpena Mall Fall Craft Show
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
We are holding our annual Fall Craft Show in conjunction with the Alpena Farmers Market. Many crafters and home business will be represented! Kick off your holiday shopping! 989-356-9016
Shout Eureka! Science Discovery Program LLC 12:00 pm
Shout Eureka! Science Discovery Program LLC
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover Explore and Experience the wonders of science with STEM-based experiments designed to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This program was made possible through a grant from the Alpena County Youth and Recreation Committee, Besser Museum, and Shout “Eureka”! Science Discovery Program LLC. Free event for all ages. For questions call 989-356-2202.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare 7:30 pm
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
While Hamlet mourns the death of his father, the king, his world begins to unravel. Join us for this classic Shakespearean tragedy of murder, mystery and a search for truth in the murky waters of Denmark. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267.
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare 2:00 pm
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
While Hamlet mourns the death of his father, the king, his world begins to unravel. Join us for this classic Shakespearean tragedy of murder, mystery and a search for truth in the murky waters of Denmark. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267.
FREE Open Skate Sunday 3:00 pm
FREE Open Skate Sunday
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Open Skate is sponsored by Alpena County Youth & Recreation Committee, and includes the use of skates! 989-358-0652.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare 7:30 pm
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
While Hamlet mourns the death of his father, the king, his world begins to unravel. Join us for this classic Shakespearean tragedy of murder, mystery and a search for truth in the murky waters of Denmark. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267.
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Candy Making Class 5:30 pm
Candy Making Class
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Stoney Acres Winery’s “Wine Truffles” are a tantalizing blend of wine and real chocolate that offer a decadent and addictive flavor combination. Through years of study and experimentation, Stoney Acres Winery has developed a full line of chocolates that truly tempt the palate. Join Amy Gagnon & Helen Grochowski from Stoney Acres Winery as they guide you in a hands-on class in making Molded Chocolates, Hand-dipped Truffles, & Drop/Formed delectables! At the conclusion of class, you will leave with a box of sixteen candies made by you! Choose ONE of the date options below. Each of the classes is limited to just 8 students. Cost is $35. Call 989-358-7271 to register.
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Alpena Senior Citizens Center Board Meeting 8:00 am
Alpena Senior Citizens Center Board Meeting
Nov 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Monthly meeting of the Alpena Senior Citizens Center Executive Board of Directors. Meeting is open to the public.
Shout Eureka! Science Discovery Program LLC 12:00 pm
Shout Eureka! Science Discovery Program LLC
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover Explore and Experience the wonders of science with STEM-based experiments designed to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This program was made possible through a grant from the Alpena County Youth and Recreation Committee, Besser Museum, and Shout “Eureka”! Science Discovery Program LLC. Free event for all ages. For questions call 989-356-2202.
Creative Cupcake Decorating Class 5:30 pm
Creative Cupcake Decorating Class
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jennie Handrich is a professional cake decorator and owner of Jennie’s Cake Creations. Join Jennie in this hands-on class as she guides you in learning skills for baking and filling pumpkin spice cupcakes and teaches techniques for decorative flare. Participants will embellish and personalize a dozen cupcakes, applying a professional’s techniques AND take home their 12 tasty goodies to share with family & friends! Enjoy and make more for yourself or as seasonal gifts. Skills you learn can be applied on traditional cake decorating, too. Limit of 10 students so register early! $25. 989-358-7271
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Christmas Birdhouse Class 5:30 pm
Christmas Birdhouse Class
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Pollination is a fascinating phenomenon and essential ecological function. Without pollinators, Earth’s ecosystems wouldn’t survive. Over 80% of flowering plants require a pollinator to reproduce. Pollinators that assist plants in reproduction include bats, butterflies, moths, birds, bees, and more. Learn about pollination and bring home a Butterfly/Bee House or a Bat House. Instructor Joe Garant of NEMROC and the Pollinator Brigade teach this hands-on workshop in which participants build bee and butterfly houses that will make a significant, positive change in the environmental quality of our property and community. Participants will have the choice to decorate their houses with seasonal touches for Christmas, making these a wonderful gift! Cost is $22. Contact 989-358-7271 to register.
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All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale 4:00 pm
All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Menu: Spaghetti, Salad, Homemade Bread, Garlic Toast, Dessert & Beverage. Suggested Donation – $8.00 per person, $20.00 per family (Parents and children under 18 years old) and Children under 5 are FREE Sponsored by: Under His Wings Christian Fellowship 7493 Indian Reserve Road, Alpena Phone: 989-727-1024
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Alpena Farmers’ Market 10:00 am
Alpena Farmers’ Market
Nov 18 @ 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.
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FREE Open Skate Sunday 3:00 pm
FREE Open Skate Sunday
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Open Skate is sponsored by Alpena County Youth & Recreation Committee, and includes the use of skates! 989-358-0652.
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Dork Brother’s Turkey Trot 5K 9:00 am
Dork Brother’s Turkey Trot 5K
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
For questions call 989-354-7314. Race forms are available at the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce or online at www.thunderbaytrails.org and www.facebook.com/dorkbrothersracing.
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Annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony 5:30 pm
Annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The parade is staged in the Annex building parking lot at the corner of Chisholm and Ninth Street. The parade route begins by turning left onto Chisholm, then continues left onto Second Avenue, right onto Water Street, and ends in the parking lot behind City Hall. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will immediately follow the ending of the parade. For more information to go www.alpenachamber.com or www.alpenadowntown.com
Meet Me in St. Louis 7:30 pm
Meet Me in St. Louis
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Based on the MGM film, Meet Me in St. Louis is a delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family. It is the summer of 1903, and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. The family’s mutual respect, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreaks. Memorable musical numbers include Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and The Trolley Song. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267
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Alpena Farmers’ Market 10:00 am
Alpena Farmers’ Market
Nov 25 @ 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.
Feeling Thankful Story Time 10:30 am
Feeling Thankful Story Time
Nov 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us in reading storybooks about Thanksgiving. Following the read-aloud, the kids will enjoy a Thanksgiving craft followed by a snack. 989-354-4461
Meet Me in St. Louis 7:30 pm
Meet Me in St. Louis
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Based on the MGM film, Meet Me in St. Louis is a delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family. It is the summer of 1903, and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. The family’s mutual respect, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreaks. Memorable musical numbers include Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and The Trolley Song. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267
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Meet Me in St. Louis 2:00 pm
Meet Me in St. Louis
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Based on the MGM film, Meet Me in St. Louis is a delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family. It is the summer of 1903, and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. The family’s mutual respect, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreaks. Memorable musical numbers include Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and The Trolley Song. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267
FREE Open Skate Sunday 3:00 pm
FREE Open Skate Sunday
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Open Skate is sponsored by Alpena County Youth & Recreation Committee, and includes the use of skates! 989-358-0652.
Meet Me in St. Louis 7:30 pm
Meet Me in St. Louis
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Based on the MGM film, Meet Me in St. Louis is a delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family. It is the summer of 1903, and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. The family’s mutual respect, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreaks. Memorable musical numbers include Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and The Trolley Song. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267
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Meet Me in St. Louis 7:30 pm
Meet Me in St. Louis
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Based on the MGM film, Meet Me in St. Louis is a delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family. It is the summer of 1903, and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. The family’s mutual respect, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreaks. Memorable musical numbers include Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and The Trolley Song. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267

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