Friends for Students of Lake City Schools

Annual Night Float

Saturday, August 13th

Missaukee County Park Beach  


Residents of Lake City and neighboring communities to come together for a great cause, stocking up donations for the Friends for Students of LC Schools, a local non-profit based in Lake City helps students of Lake City Area Schools throughout the year. 

 The volunteer group will be holding their 2nd Annual Night Float on Saturday, August 13th.  Those who decorate their kayak/and or canoe with Glow in the Dark decorations AND make a donation will be entered into the Best Decorated contest with a chance to win a gift certificate from Hammers Pub & Grub of Lake City.  Floaters will depart the Missaukee County Park Beach (west end of beach – grassy area) at dusk, approximately 9:15 pm and travel their way to the city docks in front of Hammers Pub & Grub where employees from both Hammers and the Town Pump will judge for the Best Decorated. Organizers ask that kayakers have a minimum of two glowsticks on their kayak and that all participants follow state law regarding lights and lifejackets. 

 Those participating in the float will be exempt from paying park fees.  This is a family-friendly event and all ages are welcome to participate.

Items needed for donations include School Supplies, Laundry supplies, NEW underwear & socks, NEW sweatpants and/or leggings for both male and female students (Size requested are 4, 5, and Individually wrapped snacks.  If unable to make the event, donations can be dropped off at the Ardis Missaukee Library at any point throughout the year.



The Friendship Community Center

Village-wide Rummage Sale

Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14

Suttons Bay


 The event the same weekend as Suttons Bay’s Sidewalk Sales and the Inland Seas Education Association’s Nautical Flea Market. A central tent will be placed at the ice hockey rink in Suttons Bay selling items that have been donated to benefit the organization. LIFT teens and community members will be volunteering at the tent and all items are being sold as an at-will donation.

Event details:

• Donations to be sold will be accepted between 5 PM and 7 PM on Friday, August 12th at The Center, 201 W. Broadway St., Suttons Bay, MI 49682. All items welcome except clothing.

• Local residents and visitors can shop at our central rummage sale tent on Saturday, August 13th between 8 AM and 3 PM and on Sunday, August 14th between 10 AM and 3 PM.

• More information can be found on our website at www.thecentersb.com/rummagesale.



St. Mary Lake Leelanau Catholic School

Open House

Tuesday, August 16th

Lake Leelanau


Explore the Difference by attending sShort presentations by the school principal, students, alumni and parents. There will also be a school tour and Q & A session.

The open house begins at 6:00 PM.

St. Mary Lake Leelanau Catholic School- 303 St. Mary St., Lake Leelanau- 231-256-9636




VFW Post 8684

First Responders Dinner

Saturday, August 20th



Kalkaska First Responders, including police, firefighters, EMT’s, doctors and nurses and active military personnel and veterans can enjoy a free dinner starting at 5pm. There will be door prizes, 50/50 raffle and more.

VFW Post 408

Hyde St, Kalkaska



Benzie Area Masonic Lodge #270

Open House

Sunday, August 21



This is the 150th Year Celebration from 11am to 3pm. Enjoy free hotdogs for the kids, pasties, salad and beverages. There is a $5 donation that will help local charities. See the Lodge Room, ask questions and learn some history.

9513 Covey Road


For more info: 231 352-7048



Kalkaska Twp Fire Station  7

Fallen Firefighters Memorial Picnic

Saturday, August 27th

Kalkaska Twp



The annual memorial picnic is a fundraiser for the firemen's association in which funds are raised for various rescue equipment. There will be food, a bounce house, silent auction and plenty of kids activities. This is also a day to for the community to remember fallen firefighters.

Kalkaska Twp Station 7

209 Laurel St.



Zion Lutheran Church

Summer Concerts

Through Mid-August



The summer concerts series include different

styles and varieties of Christian music including Barbershop, Traditional and Country Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Blue Grass and more.

August 6, 6 PM -"The Foresters”

August 13, 6 Pm - "New Legacy Project”


Zion Lutheran Church

350 Pearl St., Cadillac



Crawford County Commission on Aging

August Events

Various Dates/Times



Events include a kayak group, a hog roast luncheon, a vaccination clinic, a foot clinic and more. Also, take part in LoopIt, utilizing the walking trails around the city of Grayling, and much more!

308 Lawndale St.


989 348-7123




Antrim County Friends of Veterans  


Friday, September 9th



Enjoy live music from The Brighter Day Band from 6pm to 9pm. Also, an all you can eat meal, dancing, a pot luck and fun! A donation of $10 per person will help Antrim County Friends of Veterans who install American flags in the area and promote patriotism in many other ways.

Location: ASI Community Center & Park

102 Maple St. Bellaire

231 533-8368



Peninsula Community Library 

Monthly Programs 

Throughout the Summer

Various days & times


Threads meets on Mondays from 10am to 12pm – bring a project, work among friends!

Reading Dog Lani is in the library from 3:30 – 4:30 pm every Tuesday.

Talk with Tim Join Tim Carroll for a local history talk Tuesday, July 19th at 2pm.

Story Stew for all ages up through pre-school meets at 11am on Wednesday, July 13th and Wednesday, July 27th.  Stories, songs and coordinating craft kits.

Men’s Group gathers at 7pm on Wednesday, July 20th.

Gentle Yoga happens every Thursday at 9:30 am for a small fee.

Pageturners Our adult book club meets Thursday, July 21st at 6:30pm via Zoom



Grass River Natural Area

Summer Programs

Throughout Summer



Every Tuesday through the summer go for a relaxing stroll on the trails to find and identify beautiful and unique wildflowers. Each Friday a naturalist will be stationed along the trail offering exciting information about the natural beauty along the trails. And, there are other great programs throughout the season.  

Get more information at grassriver.org. 6500 Alden Hwy, Bellaire MI 49615.


Traverse Area District Library

Summer Library Challenge


Traverse City


This year’s theme is Oceans of Possibilities, and TADL is celebrating everything water-related, with a focus on the Great Lakes. Each reading level and each library has a different schedule.

The library is challenging the community to explore free programs and other activities in addition to all the great books and media on the shelves. This all-ages program will kick-off Monday June 20 with a party at the Main Library on Woodmere Avenue, and wrap up August 1 with a community-wide celebration in Hull Park.

Everyone is encouraged to start at tadl.org/summerreading and then check details at their home library.


Inland Seas Education Association

Public Sails

Throughout the Summer

Suttons Bay

Inland Seas Education Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people of all ages experience the Great Lakes through hands-on, experiential learning activities aboard a traditionally-rigged tall ship schooner. Whether it’s a Great Lakes Discovery Sail, Night Sailing or a Fall Sail there is something for everyone.




EGA Chapter – Mancelona  

Annual Party

Friday & Saturday, September 2nd & 3rd



The Leathernecks Motorcycle Club will host this fun time with a raffle and dinner on Saturday. Free rustic camping is available, or park a camper for just $10 for the weekend! Music and dancing too.

3391 Twin Lake Rd. Mancelona


Crystal Lake Golf

Joe Schmidt Memorial Toughman Scramble

Sunday, September 18th



Golf for a great cause with a shot gun start at 10am. Hosted by

S & S Foundation in memory of Joe and the fight against cancer. Lunch and beverages are included with prizes and awards, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and more! Plus, there will be a pig roast after the tournament. Don’t wait, register to play, make a donation or become a sponsor now.

Crystal Lake Golf

8493 Fairway Drive, Beulah MI

Contact: Tami 231 383-3832



AMVETS Post 114

Dave Abbott Memorial Golf Outing

Sunday, September 25th



The annual golf outing at A-Ga-Ming Torch Golf Course is a 4 person scramble with a shotgun start at 10am. Enter a team or sign up individually. Register soon for this important memorial event! There will be prizes, food, drinks and great golf! Per person: $100  Team: $400

231 883-8769




Disability Network Northern Michigan

September 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? They strive to support engagement and relationship building as peer groups help prevent social isolation by connecting with others. Events include a Men’s group, SPIRIT Club, Parent Network and more.

415 East Eighth Street Traverse City MI 49686

231 922 0903      866 869 8600      disabilitynetwork.org



The Friendship Community Center

Community Potluck

The First Wednesday of the Month

Suttons Bay


The fun is from 6pm to 8pm. Bring a dish to pass if you can.  Tableware, coffee, tea and water is provided.  201 Broadway, Suttons bay, 49684   231-271-4630


Disability Network Northern Michigan

In home COVID 19 vax & booster shots


Northern Michigan 

If you are a person with a disability or medical condition that prevents you from going to a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, you can now receive the COVID-19 vaccination and booster in your own home. These services are provided at no cost to the recipient. If you are interested in participating in the Homebound COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative, contact the Disability Network Northern Michigan.

415 East Eighth Street | Traverse City | MI | 49686 | disabilitynetwork.org

231 922 0903 | 866 869 8600


Peninsula Community Library

Regular Events


Traverse City


Programs include Gentle Yoga, Threads, Talk with Tom, Story Stew, Page Turners Book Club and much more.

2893 Island View Rd.

231 223-7700

**************************************************************************************************Rainbow of Hope Farm

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

First Sunday of the month 



All proceeds will provide funding for resident community activities. Cost is a suggested donation. The breakfast is from 8am to 12pm.


More info: 231 263-4673

1951 County Line Rd 7 miles south of Kingsley




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