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District Health Department #10

Winter Coat Drive

Now Through October 4th

Various Locations


This is the 8th year of the Oceana community coming together to collect new or clean, gently used winter coats, snow pants, winter boots, hats, and gloves.  As in years past, these items will be provided to families in need during a special distribution event.  The most requested coat sizes are for youth, including teenagers 18 years and younger.  Snow pants are also highly requested for elementary and middle school aged youth.  

Donations may be dropped off now through October 4, 2023, during normal business hours at the following locations: 


3986 N. Oceana Dr. 

Hart, MI
Oceana County Council on Aging
4250 W. Tyler Rd. 

Hart, MI 

Oceana County Sheriff's Department 

216 Lincoln St. 

Hart, MI 

The Roadside 

4105 South Pere Marquette Hwy 

Ludington, MI
Coats will be distributed on Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 3pm to 6pm at DHD#10’s Hart office.  In addition to the coat drive, DHD#10 will also be offering walk-in vaccinations including Flu and COVID. 



Glen Arbor Players


September 28th – 30th

Glen Lake Church


A talented and accomplished ensemble of nine actors will be playing multiple parts in an “enhanced” readers’ theatre format. Three intriguing, fun and thought-provoking one act plays are coming to the stage. Performances begin at 7:30pm. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

See Performances include:

TRIFLES, Susan Glaspell’s one act play about a woman arrested for the murder of her husband, was first performed by the Provincetown Players in 1916. Written during the First-Wave Feminist movement, the play explores the dangers of restrictive gender roles and the fundamental injustices of a patriarchal society.

THE DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS is a 1910 short comedy by George Bernard Shaw in which Willian Shakespeare, intending to meet the “Dark Lady”, accidently encounters Queen Elizabeth I and attempts to persuade her to create a national theatre. This fun play was written as part of a campaign to create an Shakespeare National Theater in 1916.

OUT AT SEA is a story of the selfish, the sharp-witted, and the eager by the master of absurdism, Slawomir Mrozek. A fat person, a medium person and a thin person are stranded at sea with no hope of rescue. As supplies dwindle, they realize the only way to survive is to eat one of them. There is just one civilized thing left to do--campaign. And what is a campaign without a little scandal?

Glen Lake Church, 4902 W. Macfarlane Rd, Glen Arbor on September 28-30 at 7:30 pm.



Salvation Army

Dignity Hygiene Drive

Saturday, September 30th

Traverse City


Some of the simplest of life’s necessities that we take for granted are increasingly out of reach for many the Salvation Army serves. Please join The Salvation Army by donating personal hygiene items to improve the health, hope, and dignity of individuals and families in our community who are vulnerable and struggling. 
Date: Saturday, September 30
Location: The Salvation Army, 1239 Barlow St. Traverse City, MI 49686
Time: 10 - 4

For more information and a wish list visit -



LifeHouse Assembly of God 

Versiti Blood Drive

Monday, October 2nd



Turn a new leaf and, “Fall” into giving during this very important blood drive from 12:30pm to 7pm. Please schedule your appointment ahead of time. Call: 231 775-7858 or 231 557-3654. Visit online at: LifeHouse is located at 1120 W Division St., Cadillac.



Missaukee Humane Society 

Annual Dinner, Silent Auction & More

Saturday, October 7th

Lake City Elementary School


Enjoy a pasta dinner and salad bar served at 5pm. The silent auction closes at 6 and 6:30pm with live auction starting at 7pm. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes! Help raise money for an amazing cause.

More information: 231 839-3800

Location: 5534 W Davis Rd in Lake City



Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church

Harvest Dinner

Saturday, October 7th

Traverse City


Dinner will be served from 4:30 - 6:30pm. The menu includes, Swiss steak, potato, hot vegetable, dessert, and beverage. Free Will donation will be accepted and Take-out available.  231-223-4393

Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church

16426 Center Rd, Traverse City



Dewings Center

Harvest Bluegrass Concert

Saturday, October 14th



Enjoy music from Mike "The Digger" Campbell, a retired water well driller, with an album release under his belt, who plays originals as well as some Neil Young, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Straight Forward Bluegrass is a northern Michigan band instilled in hard-driving traditional bluegrass that also brings home a good time with some originals and traditional gospel and country. With three albums released and a full touring schedule, Dewings Center is honored to welcome back this hard working band and to welcome for the first time, The Digger!

Each note from these accomplished performers is a commitment to preserving and promoting musical arts.



Kampout for KAIR

Food Drive

October 8th through 14th



The annual Kampout for KAIR food drive will be held from October 8th through October 14th as the agency works to support and feed neighbors in need in the midst of high prices and continued disruptions in food supply chains. Kampout for KAIR food donations will be accepted at Family Fare, Northland Foods, and Bill Marsh Auto in Kalkaska. Food donations can also be brought directly to KAIR Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Family Fare and Northland Foods will be available during normal shopping hours to help make this event a huge success! Individuals wishing to support Kampout for KAIR financially with cash or check may do so from October 8th through October 14th via secure containers at both participating grocery stores and the Bill Marsh Kalkaska dealership. Find more information by visiting: and the Facebook Event page.



St. Patrick Catholic Church 

Annual Fall Bazaar

Saturday & Sunday, October 21st & 22nd

Traverse City


There will be a County Pantry with home-made baked goods & jellies, a Silent Auction, Jewelry/Purse Boutique, Grandma’s Attic and home-made soup luncheons.

Don’t miss the tasty fun!

Location: 630 W Silver Lk Road



Traverse City Turkey Trot

5k Run/Walk & 5 Mile Flier

Thursday, November 23rd

Traverse City


Runners and walkers alike will be able to trot the streets of Traverse City once again this year for the 16th annual Thanksgiving Day Event! Registration is open for all to register for either the 5K or the 5 Mile Flyer. For the lowest price, make sure you register before September 5th! The Up North Media Traverse City Turkey Trot would like to give a special thank you to our long-standing presenting sponsor 4Front Credit Union!

To sign up or for more information, head to:


Great Lakes Children’s Museum

Monthly Programs

Throughout the month  

Traverse City


There are a variety of weekly programs for preschool and elementary age children. Events include Storytime Adventures, Kids Craft Lab and much more.

13240 S. West Bay Shore Dr.

Traverse City

231 932-5354



Empire United Methodist Church

Grief Support Group




This Grief Support Group will be offered starting on Wednesday, January 11, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM. The purpose of this group is to lay a foundation for bereavement education and support. All individuals will be welcomed and valued in a safe, accepting, and comfortable environment. For further information or to sign up, please call Barb Foged at 231-633 3348.

Location: 10050 Michigan St. in Empire


Disability Network Northern Michigan

Monthly Peer Support Events

Throughout the month

Traverse City


Peer support is one of the core services at Disability Network. Who better knows the issues that individuals face than another person with a disability? Events include a Men’s and a Women’s Group, Spirit Club, a Gaming Social Group, Beyond Taco Tuesday and more.

415 East Eighth Street Traverse City MI 49686

231 922 0903      866 869 8600



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