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9:00 am Medical Assistant Christmas Craft Show
Medical Assistant Christmas Craft Show
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
A great variety of hand-made items, kid’s make-it-take-crafts, Christmas and winter photo backdrops for picture taking with your own camera, homemade cookies baked on the premises, lunch items for purchase, and raffle baskets. The medical assistant students will also be looking for people to volunteer to have their vital signs taken. 989-358-7341.
9:30 am Merry Christmas Bazaar
Merry Christmas Bazaar
Dec 9 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Baked ham and potato lunch will be served at the Holiday Café. Bake sale, jewelry, cookie walk, children’s raffle, Girl Scout booth, Chinese raffle, candy store and more! This is a fundraiser for All Saints Catholic School and the Junior and Senior Youth Groups of All Saints Parish. Questions or comments, please call 989-354-4911.
10:00 am Alpena Farmers’ Market
Alpena Farmers’ Market
Dec 9 @ 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 Holiday Craft Show
Holiday Craft Show
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Gift shopping at its best! Shop our home business vendors and crafters to find a gift for that special person. 989-356-9016
10:00 am The Christmas Tree Ship Program
The Christmas Tree Ship Program
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary presents: The Christmas Tree Ship! This FREE educational program uses the book, The Christmas Tree Ship (by Jeanette Winter) to explore how factual events can become fables. Participants will: -Listen to a reading of The Christmas Tree Ship story -Make a Christmas Tree Ship holiday ornament -Talk about historical materials to help us discover the past FREE hot chocolate and popcorn! Children’s film: Stranger in the Woods (25 min) will be playing every half hour during program. Special programs will be playing continuously in the Science on the Sphere room all day. Exhibits are open during program. Children should be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, call 989-884-6200 or email
12:00 pm CSI – Besser Museum Edition! at Full Steam Ahead Free Family Discovery Day
CSI – Besser Museum Edition! at Full Steam Ahead Free Family Discovery Day
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Have you always wanted to be a detective? A scientist? Here’s your chance to learn what it’s like to be a forensic scientist and solve the “whodunit” in our mock crime scene. All ages. In partnership with the Alpena Police Department and Alpena Community College. (two free planetarium shows will also be offered at12:30p.m. and 2p.m.) FREE, sponsored by Alpena County Youth and Recreation Grant
12:00 pm Shout Eureka! Science Discovery Program LLC
Shout Eureka! Science Discovery Program LLC
Dec 9 @ 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.
7:30 pm A Charlie Brown Christmas!
A Charlie Brown Christmas!
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Please join us for this delightful Christmas show for the entire family! Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Tickets for this show are $5.00 each. You can get more information about the show and tickets by contacting the box office at, 989-354-3625.
7:30 pm Meet Me in St. Louis
Meet Me in St. Louis
Dec 9 @ 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

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