KLT THE ROCK STATION COMMUNITY CALENDAR

KLT The Rock Station Community Calendar 

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Friday, Saturday’s and Sunday October 4th till October 27th

Screams in the Dark

Friday, Saturday’s and Sunday’s, October 4th till October 27th is Screams in the Dark! From the Swamp of Suffering to The Mausoleum, there’s something to terrify everyone at Screams in the Dark Haunted Attractions! Come on out to the Northwest Michigan  Fairgrounds and prepare to be terrified!

October 18th

Indian River Ladies Auxiliary’s 25th Swiss Steak Dinner

October 18th from 4:30pm to 7pm come to The Cross in the Woods Family Center in Indian River for the Ladies Auxiliary’s 25th Swiss Steak Dinner. Featuring all of your old favorites; mashed potatoes and gravy, hubbard squash, green beans, and of course bread and butter. There will also be an assortment of delicious pies. Proceeds will benefit local woman and children in need. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary Knights of Columbus St. Kateri Tekakwitha Council 7365

October 18th

Peaktoberfest

Happening October 18th, 19th and 20th at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Peaktoberfest Includes first-class mountain bike racing, live music, family fun, great German food and award-winning brews surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan. For more information go to crystalmountain.com

October 18th

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Put yourself in the Halloween spirit with the classic tale of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde brought to life on stage by Little Traverse Civic Theatre.

Watch as Dr. Jekyll is taken over by the evil of Mr. Hyde and the events that unfold to change the lives of everyone around him. Amazing performances by local talent along with outstanding stage technicians makes this a show not to miss. You can’t “Hyde” from this one, get your tickets online now at www.ltct.org  or at the box office 1 hour before the show. Performances are October 10 – 12 @ 7:30 p.m., Oct 13 @ 2pm, & Oct 17 – 19 @ 7:30pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center. The show contains mature themes which are not suitable for younger audiences.

October 18th

SwingShift  and the Stars

SwingShift and the Stars is an inventive performance competition, but more than that, it is a platform for area nonprofits to gain awareness, foster new relationships, and raise much needed funds for their organizations. Friday, October 18th, come enjoy all the fun at the next show, including a live band, desserts, and coffee! A cash bar will also be available.

October 19th

Super Science Saturday

Super Science Saturday is a day filled with STEM activities for Elementary students at Traverse City Central High School from 10am to 2pm. Activites including making slime, marshmallow canons, elephant toothpaste, hour of code, and experiments by the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers. This is a great opportunity for students to engage in STEM at an early age.

October 19th

Grass Area Natural Area Autumn Fest

An amazing year of 50th anniversary celebrations wouldn’t be complete without our annual Autumn Fest! Join the festivities and drop in at Grass River Natural Area on Saturday, October 19 between 11 am and 1 pm for this super fun community event. Take a stroll through the forest on our trick-or-treat trail to learn about “animal” encounters along the way and enjoy lots of fall arts, crafts, and games at the nature center. This event is $5 per child and is perfect for all ages. For more information visit grassriver.org. The entrance to Grass River Natural Area is at 6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire.

October 19th

Peaktoberfest

Happening October 18th, 19th and 20th at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Peaktoberfest Includes first-class mountain bike racing, live music, family fun, great German food and award-winning brews surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan. For more information go to crystalmountain.com

October 19th

Glen Arbor Pumpkin Fest

October 19th from 12pm to 3pm join the Glen Arbor community for a fun, family-friendly celebration of Fall! Held outdoors at the Glen Arbor Township Park, the festivities include games, entertainment, a pie-eating contest, pumpkin carving, games and crafts! The 12:30 PM costume parade is open to kids of all ages with prizes awarded in a variety of categories. At 6:00 PM, all pumpkins will be put on display and lit for the enjoyment of all. The event is free but a $5 donation is suggested.

October 19th

Trinity Lutheran’s Annual Craft Fair

Trinity Lutheran’s annual Craft Fair features a variety of artisans, crafters and vendors, and is a great place to shop for seasonal items, Christmas gifts, and unique finds suitable for any occasion. We also have a bake sale, a silent auction and a café open for lunch and snacks. Join in Saturday, October 19th, from 9 am to 3 pm at 13th and Maple in Traverse City! Crafters interested in booth rental may send inquiries to [email protected] for more information.

October 19th

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Put yourself in the Halloween spirit with the classic tale of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde brought to life on stage by Little Traverse Civic Theatre.

Watch as Dr. Jekyll is taken over by the evil of Mr. Hyde and the events that unfold to change the lives of everyone around him. Amazing performances by local talent along with outstanding stage technicians makes this a show not to miss. You can’t “Hyde” from this one, get your tickets online now at www.ltct.org  or at the box office 1 hour before the show. Performances are October 10 – 12 @ 7:30 p.m., Oct 13 @ 2pm, & Oct 17 – 19 @ 7:30pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center. The show contains mature themes which are not suitable for younger audiences.

October 19th

Fall Fashion Show

 October 19th from 6:00 – 9:00pm join WoolyBuggers on W. Main St in Gaylord for a fall fashion show featuring local women! Beverages and local culinary delights will be offered, and you’ll also have the opportunity to win some great prizes! “Be there, be fabulous!” Come join in for a night out. No cost… Just fun!!!

October 20th

Peaktoberfest

Happening October 18th, 19th and 20th at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Peaktoberfest Includes first-class mountain bike racing, live music, family fun, great German food and award-winning brews surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan. For more information go to crystalmountain.com

October 20th

Third Annual Chili Cook-Off

October 20th at 1pm come to the Traverse Area District Library for the Third Annual Chili Cook-Off. Anything goes at this cook-off, as long as it’s chili! Everyone is welcome to sample and vote for their favorites! For more information go to www.tadl.org

October 21st

Free Community Dinner

Every Monday night we serve a FREE community dinner!

Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and is located at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church, in the Fellowship Hall (basement). 

This is absolutely free and open to the public!

October 22nd

Community Immunization Clinic

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is offering a community immunization clinic on Tuesday, October 22 at Petoskey Middle School from 4:00-7:00PM.  We accept most insurances and can provide assistance to those who are under or un-insured. To schedule an appointment at a clinic, please call 1-800-432-4121.

October 24th

World Polio Day Celebration

October 24th from 5pm to 7pm, please join the Rotary Club of Grayling in the main lodge for fellowship, beer, wine and appetizers and help them reach their goal of raising $2000 to END POLIO NOW! Happening at Hanson Hills Recreation Area’s Main Lodge, 7601 Old Lake Road, Grayling.

October 24th

The Way of Life of the Anishinaabek: History, Culture and Traditions

On Thursday, October 24 at 2:00pm, JoAnne Cook, a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians, will be visiting Leland Township Library to discuss “The Way of Life of the Anishinaabek: History, Culture and Traditions”. Cook will share information about the original way of life of the Anishinabek–culture, tradition, spiritual view, world view–and living as a nation, tribe, and community. She will cover the impact of the changes that occurred in the Great Lakes Region–societal, environmental, legal–and how it changed the way of life of the Anishinabek.

October 25th

Trick or Treat Festival

Join in for Boos, Brews, Food Trucks and a Dance Party in front of the abandoned Cottage 30 building at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Friday October 25th! Costumes are highly encouraged! For more information go to thevillagetc.com

October 25th

Haunted Halloween Feast

On Friday, October 25, 6pm to 8pm, Downtown Petoskey will promote its ghostly history with a Haunted Halloween Feast at The Stafford’s Perry Hotel. Learn about the crying toddler, the employee who fell in love with a ghostly visitor, the mysterious fan, the woman in the wall, and much more as you treat yourself to good eats in one of the most historic and haunted buildings in Downtown.

This fun night is led by historian, Chris Struble, with special guest, Bumps in the Night Paranormal Group. Enjoy great food and paranormal stories!

October 25th and 26th

Wicked Weekend

Join Downtown Petoskey on the last weekend in October for tons of Wicked Halloween Fun! 9:45am to 7pm both days. For more information go to petoskeychamber.com

October 26th

Tommy’s to Barrel Back 5K Monster Dash

Saturday October 26th, from 10am to 1pm, join in and take in the colors of the Village of Walloon Lake at the Tommy’s to Barrel Back 5k Monster Dash. There will be great prizes, awesome swag bags, and fun along the run while supporting The Manna Food Project. The race starts at Tommy’s Walloon, twisting through the picturesque Village of Walloon Lake and ending at Northern Michigan’s fabulous Barrel Back Restaurant. Monster costumes are encouraged!

October 26th

Downtown Trick or Treat

Whether you are a pumpkin, a princess, or a pirate with superpowers, join in for the Costume Parade, before Trick or Treating Downtown! Line up starts at 9:45 am at Central Elementary School in Petoskey and then at 10 am, Trick or Treating begins with the ghouls and gobblin’s parading their way down Howard Street to Pennsylvania Park.

Visit the Downtown Stores that display the Trick or Treat poster on their door for great treats & treasures.Trick or Treat your way through Downtown Petoskey from 10 a.m. to Noon!

October 26th

Traverse City Zombie Run

The Zombie Run, a 5K run/walk, has become a Traverse City Halloween tradition. And what’s not to like? Zombies and beer have always been a winning combination. Come join zombies from all walks of life (or shall we say death) on October 26th! You never know who will show up, but the one thing you will never see is someone not having a great time.  Right Brain Brewery in Traverse city will be hosting the event as always. Stick around after the race for the medal ceremony, best costumes prizes and a few other surprises as well. Plus the beer will be flowing! Who says you can’t drink before noon? Besides, you’re already dead anyway!

October 26th

Downtown Traverse City Halloween Walk

October 26th from 10am to 11:30am enjoy the Traverse City Halloween Walk. October closes with a parade of little ghosts and goblins as Downtown Traverse City hosts costume clad children and their parents to trick or treat at participating stores throughout the downtown area.  For more information go to downtowntc.com

October 26th

Mt. Holiday Halloween Party

October 26th at 8pm Join us for Traverse City’s best adult Halloween Party! There’ll be music, dancing and beverages and 100% of the proceeds go to Mt. Holiday to help with their operational costs. There will be costume prizes for various categories totaling more than $1,000 in value. New this year will be a Hot Dog bar included in the price of admission.

October 26th

Wolves in Michigan

The Mackinaw Area Public Library is pleased to host Mr. Micheal Cromley of Afton, MI, on Saturday, October 26 from 1 – 2 PM. Mr. Cromley will be giving a multimedia presentation on wolves and other native canines in Northern Michigan.

Please join in at the library at 528 W. Central Avenue in Mackinaw City for Mr. Cromley’s presentation. For more details, you can contact the library at 231-436-5451.

October 26th

Birthday Boo Bash at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum

Come one, come all to the Great Lakes Children’s Museum’s Birthday Boo Bash on Saturday, October 26th from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM! Enjoy free admission during this event. The afternoon will be jam-packed with fun and activities for all ages.

The Great Lakes Children’s Museum turns 18 this year and they want to celebrate with you! This year, they’re holding their party the same day as the annual Boo Bash and City-Wide Scavenger Hunt for Literacy! For more information check out their event page on Facebook.

October 27th

Fall Fun Event

Girl Scouts of MI Shore to Shore is hosting a Fall Fun Event at Greilick Outdoor Recreation & Education Center in TC on 10/27/19 from 2-5pm. We will have guided hikes, disc golf, and crafts. This is free and open to the public. Families are welcome. Check in at the Pavilion. GOREC: 4754 Scout Camp Rd, TC 49696 Contact: Kara Cooper 231-590-4002

October 29th

After Hours Chamber Celebration

Petoskey’s After Hours Chamber Celebration is Tuesday, October 29th at The Lange Center at The Bay Harbor Yacht Club, from 4-7 p.m.
A twist on Business After Hours as you celebrate October Chamber of Commerce month and celebrate Chamber Connections. There will be different Chamber programs and committees showcased—like a mini-chamber expo. This is a great chance to learn more about the chamber and meet some of the volunteers. For more information go to petoskeychamber.com

November 1st

Good Morning Alpena Breakfast

Starting at 7am on November 1st is the Good Morning Alpena Breakfast. The Good Morning Alpena Breakfasts and Good Mid-Day Alpena lunches are a great opportunity to learn a lot of information in a short amount of time. The event comes complete with breakfast or lunch, a full program, and the opportunity for networking. The State of the Community and Economic Forecast will be at 7am followed by the breakfast at the Fletcher Depot. Sponsored by Northland Area Federal Credit Union.

November 1st

Halloween Fundraiser for One Love Rescue

Halloween fund raiser for One Love Rescue. Packey’s Pet Supply and One Love Rescue cat rescue is having a Halloween party on Nov. 1 st, in Houghton Lake. One Love Rescue is a non-profit rescue that rescues cats and kittens in Houghton Lake, Roscommon, Grayling, Prudinville, and surronding areas. Tickets are $25.00 per person and includes food and drink. There will be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and costume contest. It is from 6-10pm  at Packy’s Pet Supply in Houghton Lake. All proceeds will go to One Love Rescue. Call (989)422-5484 or (989)329-3661 for tickets and information.

November 9th

Chili Cook-Off

November9th from 9am to 3pm come to Classic Motorsports in Traverse City for a Chili Cook-Off to benefit Father Fred’s “Blessings in a Backpack.” Check in is at 9am and the tasting at voting begins at 10am. Chili chef with the most votes at 3pm wins 1st place. For more information go to classictc.com

November 16th

Otsego County United Way Power of the Purse

The Otsego County United Way will be hosting the 13th Annual Power of the Purse event on November 16th at the Otsego Resort. This event will include dinner, dessert and wine. It will feature a live and silent auction, raffles, and various giveaways throughout the night. Attendees this year will be able to bid on their favorite waiter to cater to their table for the evening. Silent auction items will include various donations from local businesses including; purses, wallets, jewelry, wine, gift cards and more. Tickets for this event are $50 and will be available to purchase both online or in person. Online tickets are available now. Tickets can be purchased in person after October 15th at the United Way building.

The OCUW also manages the building that houses the following partnering agencies: Otsego County Food Pantry, Salvation Army, The Refuge (offers emergency housing) and the Northern Michigan Opioid Response Consortium. Proceeds from this event will work to benefit the whole organization and its operations.

November 22nd

Christmas in Indian River

November 22nd enjoy Christmas in Indian River with the lighting of the downtown Christmas tree, parade, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, family activities, free food and entertainment which includes the 39th annual craft show. For more information go to irchamber.com

November 28th

Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital Blood Drive

Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital is hosting a blood drive with Michigan Blood, Thursday September 19th from 9am-2:30pm. They will be in the mobile bus, which will be parked behind the hospital by the Crawford Room. For more information and to schedule your donation go to donate.miblood.org

November 29th

Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade

November 29th at 5:30pm is the Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade. This annual parade is sponsored by Bolenz Jewelry and hosted the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce. It is held every year on the day after Thanksgiving at 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at the Annex building parking lot at the corner of Chisholm and Ninth Street. The parade route begins by turning left onto Chisholm, left onto Second Avenue, right onto Water Street, and ends in the parking lot behind City Hall. No early departures from the route. Registration forms for this parade will be available mid-October.

November 30th

2019 Harbor Springs Christmas Tree Lighting

Celebrate 104 years of a magical tradition November 30th, in downtown Harbor Springs at the Christmas Tree Lighting. Festivities will begin at 6:30pm. Gather with your friends and neighbors to sing carols, enjoy the lighting of the tree on Main Street and celebrate the winners of the annual window decorating contest.  The public is then invited to attend an ecumenical chili dinner in the Holy Childhood Parish Hall at 150 W Main Street, just adjacent to the tree. 
 At 8:00 p.m., the Lyric Theatre will be showing the classic “Miracle on 34th Street” free of charge!