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Tawas Bay Ice Arena - Come on out and enjoy the arena with Stick Time from 5pm to 7pm, Open Skate from 7pm to 9pm, every Friday and Saturday from November thru March 1st, 2019.
Tip Night - Tawas Area Middle School's 8th Grade would like to invite you to dinner, Tuesday, Nov. 20th from 4pm to 7pm at G's Pizzeria in Tawas City. It's tip night and the proceeds go toward a trip to Washington DC.
Turkey Dinner - A free homemade Thanksgiving meal, turkey and all the fixings will be held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 201 N Second St., in Harrisville, Thursday, Nov. 22nd from 2pm to 4:30 pm. Register by calling (989)724-6734 or (989)724-7135, if no answer please leave a message.
Turkey Dinner - Nobody needs to have Thanksgiving Dinner alone. If you're alone or there are just a couple of you looking to spend your meal with others please consider Thanksgiving with the Tawas Knights of Columbus at their hall on Newman St. East Tawas. A traditional dinner will be served. Doors will open at Thursday, Nov.22nd at 12:00 noon for social time and dinner will be served at 1:00. Please call Dave at 989-240-3671 to let him know how many you have attending by 11/19/ 2018.
Santa Parade - The Standish Historic Depot will hosting the Santa Parade, Friday, Nov. 23rd from 6pm to 7pm. Come on out and be a part of the parade. The Depot is looking for Tractor Trailers, Tractors, Wreckers, Trucks, Four Wheelers, Cars, Golf Carts, Motorcycles, Bikers, Walkers and Carolers to participate in the parade. For more info please contact the Depot at (989)718-3021 or StandishDepot.org.
Turkey Trot - The 12th Annual Turkey Trot will be held Friday, Nov. 23rd at 4pm. The start of the race will becin at the East Tawas Community Center. For more info please go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Tawas Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting - Tawas Area Chamber will be having a Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in East Tawas, Friday, Nov. 23rd with the parade starting at 5pm to 6pm. For more info please contact Diane at the Brew Krew (989)362-8730.
Empty Bowls - Tawas Bay Artist Gallery will be holding their Annual Empty Bowls event for fighting hunger in local communities. It will be held Saturday, Dec. 1st from 11am to 4pm at the Tawas Bay Artist Gallery on Newman Street in East Tawas. Come have some homemade soup, and buy a bowl to help feed the hungry. 100% of the money raised from Empty Bowls stays in our community to fight hunger. Silent auction of special bowls and other donated are displayed one week before the event. Stop in the Gallery and put in your bid.
Santa Train - Lake State Railway will be having a 5 car Santa Train in Standish Dec. 1st from 8:30am to 10:30am. Lake State Railway is bringing Santa to town by train! Be sure the kids bring their wish lists as they climb aboard the train to meet Santa and his friends. Light refreshments will be available, and bring new unwrapped toys for Christmas for Kids in Arenac County. For more info please call the Depot at (989)718-3021.
Santa Train - Lake State Railway will be having a 5 car Santa train leaving Standish on Saturday, Dec. 1st at 10:30am arriving in West Branch about 11:45am. So come on out to West Branch and see Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elves and more. Punch and cookies will be served by the tracks, but remember please make sure to stay clear of the railroad tracks. Viewing will by the tracks near the Tipsy Bear Bistro, and the Chamber Area.
Christmas Bazaar - Ogemaw Heights High School will be hosting the Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, Dec. 1st from 9am to 3pm. Come on out and check out all of the vendors for those Christmas gifts.
Pet Photos With Santa - Fundraising event for the 4H Dog Club will be held Saturday, Dec. 1st from 1pm to 4pm at the Arenac County Fairgrounds. Cost is only $5 per 4x6 photo. All pets are welcome, they must be on a leash or contained for safety.
Northern Lights Parade - Welcome to the Annual Northern Lights Christmas Parade and Community Celebration, Friday, Dec. 1st. Don’t miss the fun this year! Reindeer Fun Run/Walk starts at 2:00 pm (sign-in between 1:30 –2:00) on Furtaw Field. RSVP to be included in goodies and Best Costume Competition! This is a self-timed stroll encouraging the community to stay active during the Holidays – all shapes and sizes and ages and species welcome!
Kids Activities and Cocoa starting at 4:00 pm on Dwight Street sponsored by Oscoda Area CVB. Kids 12 and under will receive a goody bag for playing!
DJ Dave Iler playing holiday tunes in Pocket Park, thanks AuSable Hardware!
Yummy treats served in front of the Oscoda Township Fire Barn—Call the Chamber to register your group for vending or fundraising!
Lighted Parade at 6 pm on US-23 thru downtown. Bundle up the kids- come and welcome Santa Claus to the Oscoda Area!
Christmas Home Tour - Iosco County Historical Society will be having it's 22nd annual Christmas Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 1st from 11am to 4pm. The tour will start at the Iosco Historical Museum with holiday refreshments. As you enjoy tea, sweets, and savories, explore the museum featuring 2 Christmas Trees, and enjoy Christmas music. Then continue your tour of remarkably decorated homes and businesses. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Christmas 2018 - Tawas Community Concert Band and the Sound Waves Jazz Orchestra will be presenting "Christmas 2018", on Monday, Dec. 3rd at 7:30pm at the Emanuel Lutheran School Gymnasium in Tawas City. There will be a reception following the concert.
Christmas In Candyland - West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce will be presenting "Christmas In Candyland" a Christmas Light Parade down Houghton Ave., Saturday, Dec. 8th at 7pm. Then join the fun at an afterglow at the Chamber office with a Tree Lighting, Christmas Carols, and a visit from the Jolly Old Elf himself Santa Claus.
The Creation - The Northeast Academy of Dance presents "The Creation" at the Mary Anne Bartels Auditorium in the Oscoda High School. The presentation is Saturday, Dec. 8th at 7pm, and Sunday, Dec. 9th at 2pm. Tickets are available at the door, Adults $13, Seniors $11, and Students $6. For more info please call (989)739-7955 or visit www.neadancemi.com.
Brush By The Bay - Tawas Bay Art Council & Gallery will be hosting Brush By The Bay & Pink Power Walk Fundraiser, Thursday, Dec. 13th. Please arrive by 6:15pm with class begins at 6:30pm until ?. Cost is $35 per person and the painting will be an 8x10 of the Grinch, and you can paint two for the price of one! Keep one for yourself and gift the other...Please bring a beverage of your choice & an appetizer. Seating is limited, so full payment is recommended to secure your seat. Please call the Tawas Bay Art Gallery at (989)362-5613 for payment and reservation. Proceeds benefit Tawas Bay Art Council & Art Gallery, and the Tawas Area HS students with financially struggling families at Christmas time.
Christmas Fantasy - Downtown West Branch will be hosting a "Christmas Fantasy", Saturday, Dec. 15th from 11am to 3pm. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, enjoy cookies, see Santa's live reindeer and visit Santa's workshop in the library for a movie, crafts and snacks! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be located inside of 205 Crafts Emporium on the corner of 2nd St. & Houghton Ave. The reindeer will be located on S. 3rd St. & Houghton Ave. beginning at noon.
Cookie decorating at Geneva Bakery & Bistro!