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9:00 am Alzheimer’s Series – Part 6
Alzheimer’s Series – Part 6
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Alzheimer’s series “You are not Alone”. It’s not too late to register for this series. The cost of this series is $20. Call BJ or Annie at 989-356-3585 for more information.
10:00 am Alpena Farmers’ Market
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.
10:00 am Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy
Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Huron Shores Genealogical Society will be hosting a series of basic genealogy programs from the series by Professor John Philip Colletta. Each half hour program covers such subjects as the County Courthouse, ship passenger lists, military records and much more. This event is free, no registration needed and open to the public. For more information contact Judy Sheldon, 989-739-5497 or
10:00 am Downtown Alpena Holiday Open House
Downtown Alpena Holiday Open House
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Eat, shop & be merry! Downtown will be filled with sights, sounds & specials that will fill you with joy!
10:00 am Holiday Bazaar & Luncheon
Holiday Bazaar & Luncheon
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Shopping starts at 10a.m., lunch will be served from 11a.m.–2p.m. (adults $8/under 12 years $5). Homemade crafts, cookies, jams, home décor items, holiday decorations, tin can raffle. Questions? Call 989-727-2557.
10:00 am ROV Open House: Underwater Robots!
ROV Open House: Underwater Robots!
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Family Day at the Maritime Makerspace! You are invited to build an ‘ROV in a Box’ kit and practice piloting the vehicle in the sanctuary’s makerspace indoor tank! ATTENTION 5th GRADE STUDENTS: If you have fun building the ‘ROV in a Box’ find out how to form a scout level team at your school for the annual Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV competition in Alpena. A number of loaner starter ROV kits are available for elementary schools to get you started! Parent coaches needed! Check out a kit and schedule practice time in the sanctuary makerspace. Questions? Can’t make it, but are interested in forming a team at your school? Contact Sarah at or 989-884-6200.
10:00 am Sweets and Shopping
Sweets and Shopping
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm Anishinabe Women’s Dance Presentation
Anishinabe Women’s Dance Presentation
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
By the Zibiwing Center. Programming is made possible with the support of the Friends of the Alpena Library, the Michigan Humanities Council, and the Michigan Center for Arts and Cultural Affairs. For more information visit or call 989-356-6188 ext. 25.
3:00 pm ACC Lumberjacks vs. Miami University (Ohio) Hockey
ACC Lumberjacks vs. Miami University (Ohio) Hockey
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Donations will be accepted in lieu of admission tickets, with a suggested donation being $5 for adults and $2 for students/seniors. Admission for ACC Students is Free with their student ID! Please visit website for more information or call 989-358-0652.
6:00 pm Season of Light Christmas Gala
Season of Light Christmas Gala
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kick off your holiday season at the opening reception of the Season of Light exhibit. Spend an evening with friends surrounded by beautiful Christmas decorations, music, refreshments, and good cheer. Tickets are $15 per person and includes admission, a planetarium show and a chance to win a beautiful door prize. There will be a cash bar. To purchase tickets for the Saturday, November 18th Season of Light Gala call or stop by the museum. Christmas is just around the corner! The Besser Museum will start to ‘deck the halls’ for the Season of Light Christmas exhibit the last week of October. Volunteers are always needed to help quickly transform the museum into a winter wonderland filled with a variety of Christmas trees, villages and vignettes. Volunteer artists, DeLynn Medina and Marilyn Thom have already started creating a little Christmas Mischief. The two are sketching out lots of gnomes for parts of this year’s exhibit. The Christmas gnome is well-known throughout Europe and in Scandinavian cultures. These mischievous characters are sure to delight visitors young and old. If you would like to help create some Christmas magic at the museum this year, you are welcome to join DeLynn and Marilyn in[...]
7:00 pm Comedy for a Cause – Mark Klein
Comedy for a Cause – Mark Klein
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Call the APlex for ticket information, 989-354-6164.
7:00 pm Forever Patsy Cline – A Live Musical Tribute
Forever Patsy Cline – A Live Musical Tribute
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tickets are $15 and available at the door. Proceeds to benefit Alpena High School.

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