∫ Artwork within the Loft, on the third flooring of the Middle Constructing at 109 N. 2nd Ave. in Alpena, is open from 10 a.m. to five p.m. Tuesday by way of Saturday. Go to artintheloft.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or name 989-356-4877.
∫ Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, 491 Johnson St. in Alpena, is closed to the general public now by way of Nov. 20 in preparation for its upcoming Season of Gentle show. A members-only gala shall be held from 6 to eight p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19. RSVP by Nov. 15 by calling 989-356-2202. Go to bessermuseum.org for particulars.
∫ Thunder Bay Arts Council Gallery, 127 W. Chisholm St. in Alpena, options 25 native artists’ work on show and on the market. Kelly Belew is the featured artist for November and December. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to five p.m. Monday by way of Saturday. Go to thunderbayarts.org or name 989-354-2586.
∫ Dragonfly Artwork Gallery, 116 E. Primary St. in Harrisville, is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday by way of Saturday. For extra data, name 989-820-9614.
TODAY, NOV. 14
∫ Banner Realty of Northeast Michigan is celebrating their twelfth annual assortment of hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves for a heat winter for youngsters and adults for the Salvation Military. Drop off objects from 8 a.m. to five p.m. Monday by way of Friday at Banner Realty, 259 S. Ripley Blvd., Alpena, and register for a drawing for an opportunity to win a present as a particular thank-you from your mates at Banner Realty.
∫ The Affiliation of Lifelong Learners hosts Mexican Prepare Categorical dominoes from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
∫ Nice Begin Collaborative Playgroup is held weekly at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays at Alpena County Library.
∫ TOPS #1614 Alpena welcomes new members who’re searching for assist of their weight-loss journey. Conferences are held each Tuesday morning on the First Presbyterian Church at 1600 W. Chisholm St. in Alpena. Weigh-ins begin at 9:45 a.m. and conferences begin at 10:30 a.m. There isn’t any obligation to affix in case you attend your first assembly. For extra data, name 989-255-4787.
∫ Potential householders can discover out the steps they should take to get nearer to homeownership from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Tuesday. To study extra about residence possession, choose up an software, or talk about choices, go to the Habitat for Humanity workplaces at 2630 U.S.-23 South in Alpena.
∫ Each Tuesday in October, follow ukulele at 10 a.m. on the Harrisville department of Alcona County Library, with ukuleles accessible for checkout, and gamers of all ability ranges invited to affix.
∫ Alpena Senior Residents Middle provides quilting at 10 a.m. and Spitzer at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday.
∫ Good Grief is a grief assist group at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, in-person at Buddies Collectively, 105 Prentiss St. and through Zoom. Name Buddies Collectively at 989-356-3231 for the hyperlink.
∫ Thunder Bay Audubon Society can have their enterprise assembly at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday on the nineteenth Gap, 1081 U.S.-23, Alpena. If you’re planning on attending, please contact Karen Tezlaff at 989-464-6573 so she will make reservations.
∫ The FamilySearch Middle is open from midday to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 411 Lengthy Rapids Plaza in Alpena.
∫ The Alpena Lions Membership hosts their weekly conferences at midday on Tuesdays at First Congregational Church in Alpena. For extra data, go to alpenalionsclub.com or the Alpena Lions Membership on Fb.
∫ Conscious Motion, a therapeutic, mild, distinctive yoga program designed to nourish, encourage and empower every girl therapeutic and coping with most cancers, is at midday on Tuesdays, in-person and through Zoom. For extra data and the Zoom hyperlink, name Buddies Collectively at 989-356-3231.
∫ ALL will hear from Bob Case about “The Wrestle to Form America” from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at M. Briggs Middle. Twenty 5 p.c of People now establish as Evangelical. They’re a serious drive driving the tradition struggle problems with prayer in public colleges, homosexuality and abortion. Understanding how they have been formed and are shaping America is essential in understanding immediately’s divisions in our nation. We’ll have a look at the most important forces that formed our nation and immediately’s points going again to the 18th and nineteenth centuries. Case will share his ideas after studying the ebook “The Wrestle to Form America” by Frances Fitzgerald, which has been described as the primary to inform the highly effective, dramatic story of the Evangelical motion in America – from the Puritan period to the 2016 election.
∫ All ladies and younger ladies (sixth grade and older) are warmly invited to a night out hosted by WOVEN (Girls Of Victory Experiencing Newness) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at New Life Christian Fellowship, 317 South Ripley Blvd., Alpena. Rachel Hansen will share on the subject, “Harmful Prayers.” Be a part of us as we glance into what it means to wish dangerously. Your prayers can change the ambiance, a circumstance and a household line. Your prayers can carry peace, knowledge, order, therapeutic and a lot extra. There isn’t any price for the occasion which begins with a shared meal. For extra data, contact the church workplace at 989-354-0095 or go to www.newlifealpena.org.
∫ The Alpena Writers’ Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month to supply native authors and writing fans a possibility to community with others within the artwork of phrases. The group’s focus is to place the “pen” again in Alpena, encouraging folks of all ages and ability ranges to craft, share, and attain their very own private targets. In case you have ever had a narrative in your head that you just need to share with others, however have struggled to start or full, contemplate becoming a member of the group on Tuesday at Parallel 45 Books and Items in downtown Alpena. Social time begins at 5:30 p.m. with the assembly starting at 6 p.m. You may as well discover Alpena Writers’ Group on Fb.
∫ Cub Scouts meet from 6 to 7 p.m., and Boy Scouts meet from 6:30 to eight p.m. every Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 727 S. 2nd Ave., Alpena.
∫ Bay View Middle hosts a range assist assembly at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This weekly potluck is for these within the LGBTQ neighborhood, their households, and supporters, at Bay View Middle, 710 N. 2nd Ave. In case you have questions, name 989-340-0955.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15
∫ Here’s a new approach to take part within the Salvation Military’s 2023 Crimson Kettle assortment. This season, Banner Realty is blessed with an workplace Crimson Kettle station. Simply drive your automotive as much as Banner Realty and they’re going to carry out the Crimson Kettle and ring the bell for you. By calling 989-356-1177 forward of your arrival, Margie Haaxma, dealer of Banner Realty, will greet you carrying a Salvation Military hat with a facet bow from the ’40s as a thank-you for serving to the youngsters have an excellent Christmas.
∫ ALL pickleball performs from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the APlex. Name the ALL workplace at 989-358-7207 for particulars.
∫ Alpena Senior Residents Middle train is from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
∫ Guys Like Us is a Wednesday morning espresso crew of males who’re dealing with most cancers, assembly at 10 a.m., in-person at Buddies Collectively and through Zoom. Name Buddies Collectively at 989-356-3231 for the hyperlink.
∫ Be a part of ALL for Journal Writing with Mary Ann Crawford from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at M. Briggs Middle. This session invitations us to jot down – for ourselves or for others. Journal writing is a primary step for creating tales, capturing reminiscences, and exploring our concepts and emotions. Convey paper or journal, pens or pencils or a pc — no matter you could be comfy for writing.
∫ At 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, Nov. 15 and 29, all homeschoolers are welcome to attend the homeschool hour on the Harrisville department of Alcona County Library.
∫ On Wednesdays from 1 to three p.m., be part of Julie Byrnes and ALL for pinochle at M. Briggs Middle.
∫ The Alcona County Library Board will meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 on the Harrisville department.
∫ Be a part of the Alpena County Library for the autumn session of Stitching Membership, assembly from 4 to six p.m. on Wednesdays. Registration is required. Name Barb Brege at 989-255-8969.
∫ ALL provides a Second Sq. Dancing Class from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at M. Briggs Middle.
∫ Girls on Wednesday is a assist group for ladies with most cancers assembly in-person and through Zoom at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at Buddies Collectively. Come for a touch of hope, some laughter, and actual discuss.
∫ A brand new assembly of Overeaters Nameless, a 12 step program of restoration for these with compulsive consuming behaviors, started Oct. 18. The group meets at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday at 3100 Piper Rd. Alpena, within the again room. For extra data, contact Diane R. at 989-821-9601.
∫ Alpena Sportsman’s Membership is a nonprofit situated at 4260 M-32 West in Alpena. It’s open to members and non-members — everybody with an curiosity in capturing sports activities. Skeet and sporting clay capturing are supplied from 5:45 p.m. till darkish on Wednesdays, and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For extra data, please textual content Joel Suszek at 989-255-4928 or Jeff Welch at 989-255-6068.
∫ Open Mic Evening is from 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at Patchwood Plaza in Hillman. For extra data, name the Hillman Space Chamber of Commerce at 989-742-3739.
THURSDAY, NOV. 16
∫ Neighborhood Strolling Membership for Everybody meets at 9 a.m. each Thursday within the car parking zone of the Harrisville department of the Alcona County Library.
∫ Be a part of the Alpena County Girlfriends at JJ’s Steak and Pizza Home at 10 a.m. on Thursdays for espresso and dialog. This can be a women-only group whose objective is to make mates and socialize with ladies from Alpena County and the encompassing areas.
∫ Be a part of ALL for Spitzer from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at M. Briggs Middle, led by Marilyn Klingshirn.
∫ Zoom Ebook Membership is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday, with the Alpena Senior Residents Middle. For extra data, name 989-356-3585.
∫ Pinochle and bridge are held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Alpena Senior Residents Middle.
∫ Residing Hope Church will host a Senior Tea from 1 to 2 p.m. each third Thursday of the month. This month-to-month neighborhood afternoon tea is for these 55 years and older. Come get pleasure from fellowship, hymns, tea and occasional. All neighborhood members are welcome. Invite your family and friends!
∫ Zoom meditation is at 2 p.m. on Thursdays, led by the Alpena Senior Residents Middle.
∫ Needles and Threads group is held from 2:30 to 4:30 pm each Thursday on the Grand Lake department of Presque Isle District Library. Convey your newest knitting, crocheting, stitching, needlepoint, or different crafts. Name 989-734-2477, ext. 2 with questions. The library is situated at 18132 Lake Esau Freeway, Presque Isle.
∫ ALL will maintain a Know-how Assist Workshop from 3 to five p.m. on Thursday at M. Briggs Middle. The Enterprise Professionals of America of Alpena Excessive will reply expertise questions on gadgets and purposes. Convey your gadgets and/questions. This workshop is free, however goodwill donations are appreciated. BPA is a Nationwide Profession and Technical Pupil Group for highschool, center faculty, and faculty college students making ready for careers in enterprise and knowledge expertise.
∫ The Alpena County Library is proud to host the Ziibiwing Middle of Anishinabe Tradition and Lifeways at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday to debate the legacy of colonialism’s affect on Anishinabe tradition and lives. With the colonization of the Americas by European powers there got here many penalties that also have an effect on American Indian communities immediately. Adjustments in weight loss plan and way of life, the introduction of recent ailments, and different excessive adjustments for American Indian folks altered indigenous communities and they’re nonetheless coping with these results in modern society. This presentation is free and open to the general public. For extra details about the Ziibiwing Middle, go to sagchip.org/ziibiwing.
FRIDAY, NOV. 17
∫ MyMichigan Medical Middle Alpena Volunteers will host a used ebook sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday within the hospital foyer.
∫ Train is at 10 a.m. at Alpena Senior Residents Middle. Then at midday, Mahjong is performed, and pinochle begins at 12:30 p.m.
∫ Presque Isle District Library’s Posen department provides knitting and crocheting from 10 a.m. to midday on Fridays. All ranges are welcome. In case you have questions, name the library at 989-734-2477.
∫ At 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, kids of all ages are welcome to attend Story Time and Craft on the Harrisville department of Alcona County Library.
∫ Friday is the deadline for orders for the Alpena FFA annual fruit and nut sale fundraiser, which raises funds to assist chapter actions. Chapter members shall be promoting high quality fruit, nuts, and candies. Citrus fruit bought this yr embody Florida navels, purple grapefruit, and clementines. Michigan apples supplied embody Jonagold, Fuji, and Granny Smith. Pears may also be supplied this yr. A wide range of blended fruit packing containers and present packing containers shall be included within the sale. Reward packing containers embody quite a lot of fruits and a few embody cheeses and sausages. Along with fruits, nuts and candies shall be bought together with vacation tins and refills of cashews, blended nuts, and pistachios. Candies supplied embody several types of candies, gummy bears and worms, and taffy. A whole checklist of things supplied this yr and pricing will be discovered on the Alpena FFA Fb web page. Lots of these things make wonderful vacation items and all proceeds from the fundraiser assist native chapter actions. These actions embody chapter conferences, neighborhood service occasions, journey and registration prices to management contests and state and nationwide conference, and our awards banquet on the finish of the college yr. This fundraiser is the chapter’s major supply of funds for the yr. Orders will be positioned by contacting present FFA members or calling or emailing advisor Melissa Smith. Fruit shall be delivered by members on the week of Dec. 11 and choose up orders will be picked up at Alpena Excessive College on Dec. 14 or 15. In case you have any questions, please contact a present Alpena FFA member or name Smith at 989-358-5220 or e-mail email@example.com.
∫ The Northeast Michigan League of Girls Voters will maintain the November Lunch Bunch from midday to 1 p.m. on Friday at Pompeyo’s Mexican Grill, 1120 State Ave., Alpena. Please be part of League members and mates for good meals and good friendship. There shall be no movie dialogue this month.
∫ ALL hosts contract bridge from 12:30 to three p.m. on Fridays at M. Briggs Middle. That is an ongoing group of card gamers who welcome any gamers at any time.
∫ Grace Episcopal Church, 13488 Lengthy Rapids Highway, will host a soup and sandwich dinner from 4 to six p.m. on Friday, with proceeds going to Toys for Youngsters. The dinner will function soup, sandwiches, do-it-yourself pies and desserts, with price by donation. The general public is welcome.
∫ The Hillman VFW Publish 2356 hosts its Friday Evening Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. each Friday night time, together with your alternative of fish or shrimp, potato, coleslaw, roll, and drink. The barbecue is open to the general public, and the associated fee is $12 for the fish dinner or $14 for the shrimp dinner.
∫ ALL hosts sq. dancing from 4 to six p.m. Name the ALL workplace at 989-358-7207 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
∫ The Plaza Pool will host Free Household Enjoyable Fridays from 4:30 to six:30 p.m. on Nov. 17. Kids age 6 and youthful have to be accompanied by an grownup within the water. Sponsored by the Alpena County Youth and Recreation grant, and Buddies of Plaza Pool.
SATURDAY, NOV. 18
∫ The Alpena Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mich-e-ke-wis Park, 1302 State Ave. in Alpena. For extra data, go to Buddies of the Alpena Farmers Market on Fb.
∫ Residing Hope Church Males’s Breakfast shall be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, hosted by The Climb Males’s Ministry. This is a chance for males to collect and break bread, develop collectively, encourage each other, and listen to testimony of how Jesus is working of their lives.
∫ A Deer Widow’s Craft Present shall be from 9 a.m. to three p.m. on Saturday at Hubbard Lake Neighborhood Middle, 1561 Hubert Highway, Hubbard Lake, sponsored by the Hubbard Lake Neighborhood Affiliation. There shall be raffle objects, with proceeds to the HLCA. Smoking Trolls meals truck shall be on-site. For extra data, name Jennifer at 989-590-3672.
∫ VFW Publish 2496 is internet hosting a Vacation Craft Truthful from 10 a.m. to five p.m. on Saturday, that includes 20 distributors promoting quite a lot of items. There shall be every part from fall decorations to Christmas objects and baked items. Door prizes shall be given, and there shall be a drawing for a pleasant dinner out. The VFW Corridor is situated at 2900 Connon St., Alpena.
∫ Alpena County Library invitations the neighborhood to a well-being panel presentation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. As we’re transferring into the darker days of winter, the library invitations you to turn into acquainted with among the methods you’ll be able to really feel higher when it’s dreary. Domestically primarily based complementary and various well being practitioners will share their experience within the fields of therapeutic massage remedy, yoga, acupuncture, and artistic dance. This presentation is free and open to the general public. For extra data, name 989-356-6188, ext 16.
∫ The Carl D. Bradley sixty fifth Anniversary bell ringing shall be a really particular one this yr, offered by The Nice Lakes Lore Maritime Museum at 1 p.m. on Saturday on the Rogers Metropolis Theater, 257 N. Third St. in Rogers Metropolis. Doorways open at midday. The general public is welcome to attend this free occasion. Roger Hulett, writer and previous director of the Nice Lakes Lore Maritime Museum, will communicate, in addition to Rogers Metropolis Mayor Scott McLennan and several other different visitor audio system. The Grand Traverse Maritime Academy Cadets shall be current, as will the VFW #607 Coloration Guard. A music and particular slide present may also play for all of those that come to point out their respects and ring the bell for the misplaced males of the Carl D. Bradley, precisely 65 years in the past. They are going to by no means be forgotten.
SUNDAY, NOV. 19
∫ If an issue drinker is affecting your life, Al-Anon may also help. Confidential and nameless conferences are held from 2 to three p.m. each Sunday at St. Raphael Church in Mikado.
∫ The Alpena Peace Neighborhood is inviting the general public to a Peace Vigil at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church, 119 W. Dunbar St., Alpena. Meditations and prayers for peace are wanted in all elements of our world, our nation, our communities, and for our households and mates. All are welcome.