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Hot Reads for Cold Nights - With winter official here now is a good time to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate.  To get you started, the Tawas City Friends of the Library are having it's 6th annual "Hot Reads for Cold Nights", Jan. 7th through March 30th.  Stop by the Tawas City Library and pick up a bookshelf bingo game sheet and enter the contest.  Keep track of your reading and fill in the game sheet with your book titles in the appropriate squares.  Turn in your completed game sheet for an entry to the contest, multiple entries are encouraged.  Weekly drawings will be held to win gift certificates to local businesses.  A grand drawing will be held April 1st for a $50 gift certificate to Neiman's Family Market in Tawas City.  For more info please call the Tawas Library at (989)362-6557.


Market Day -  Shore Line Players of Oscoda will be holding Market Day, Jan. 19th, Feb. 16th, Mar. 16th, and Apr. 20th, at the theater from 10am to 5pm.  Stop by and see what's "in store" at the theater.  Vendors vary every month.


Comedy Show - Come and enjoy the Slapstick Comedy of the Red Wing's Legend Darren McCarty.  The show will be held Friday, January 25th at 7pm, at the K of C Hall located at 821 Newman St., East Tawas.  Tickets are $25 and benefit the Girls Varsity Soccer Team.  Darren takes off the gloves and shares a night of stories, jokes, new memories, and an audience question and answer section.  After the show there is a full meet n greet and time for selfies with D-Mac!  Also appearing Northern Michigan's own native son Jason Douglas.  So come on out for a night of laughter and fun.


Vendor Show - Beat The Winter Blues Vendor Show will be held at the VFW Post #3735, Chrysler Rd., Oscoda on Jan. 26th, from 12pm to 3pm.  There will be a host of vendors for you to brouse.  Lunch will be available to purchase. 
Shoreline Players - The Shoreline Players will be presenting a murder mystery "Sour Grapes of Rath", Sat. Jan. 26th, at the Camp Inn Lodge, 3111 N. US 23, Oscoda. Doors open at 5:30pm with dinner served at 6:30.  Advanced tickets $25.00 per person, $30 at the door.
AuGres Winter Fest - January 26th, 2019 • City of Au Gres Pavilion • 2:00pm to 8:00pm. 
Frosty Feet 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Au Gres-Sims School (AGS) Class of 2019
Registration at 2:30pm; Race at 3:00pm.
$15 Entry Fee and 12 & under FREE with Paid Adult Entrant.

UTV/Side-by-Side “Up Your River Challenge”: Registration at 10:00am at the River near the City of Au Gres Pavilion- Challenge begins at 11:00am. HELMETS ARE MANDATORY! Contact Dan for more information at: 989-545-6501.

Poker Run: Noon to 6:00pm- $10 & $20 Divisions — Stops are at H&H Bakery and Restaurant AuGres, Ali’s Upnorth, T&C Sports Lounge, Modern Craft – A different kind of wine, and The Sportsman’s Bar.

Soup Cook Off: 3:00pm to 7:00pm – Anyone Can Enter – No Entry Fee! Commemorative Soup Mug, Unlimited Soup Sampling and Opportunity to Vote with $10 Purchase. Contact Terri Sanford-Jones at 989-876-7980 to enter.

Beer & Wine in Pavilion from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
with Music from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Please contact the Au Gres Area Chamber of Commerce at:
989-876-6688 for more information.

*Some events are subject to change or cancellation based on the weather.


Quilt Show - The Northeast Michigan Arts Council's 29th annual Quilt Show will be held the weekend of Jan. 26th and 27th.  It will be held at the Northeast Art Center in Standish from 10am to 4pm both days. 
Perchville USA 2019 - The 69th Annual Perchville celebration will be Jan. 31st thru Feb. 3rd here in the Tawases.  The fun starts with the Coronation Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 26th at 10am at the East Tawas Community center on Newman St, the Royal Feast will be held on Jan. 31st at Mr. Jack'ss from 5:30pm to 9pm.  Chili Cookoff will be on Sat. Feb 2nd in downtown East Tawas at local shops.  The Polar Bear Swim will be held Sat. Feb. 2nd and Sun. Feb. 3rd at the East Tawas State Dock, with registration starting at 11am on Saturday and noon on Sunday.  Swims on Saturday will be at 1:30pm and 3:30pm, and Sunday at 1:30pm.  Hospitality tent will be open Friday, Feb. 1st from 5pm to 9pm, and Saturday, Feb. 2nd from noon to 8pm.  Drag Races, Family Murder Mystery, Frozen Chosen Shooting Event will be announced soon.  The Perchville Parade will be held Saturday, Feb. 2nd at 11am.
Oscoda Basketball Tournament - Oscoda High School and Oscoda Elementary School will be holding a Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 2nd, with times to be determined.  It is open to the 6th throught 8th grade, both boys and girls, with each grade having their own brackets.  Guaranteed 3 games.  Cost is $100 per team.  For more info please contact Adam Williams at (989)335-3034 or Tim Kellstrom at (989)820-7333.
Blood Drive - Oscoda American Legion will be holding a blood drive for the American Red Cross, Tues. Feb. 5th from 12pm to 5:45pm.  Please call for an appointment (800)733-2767 or online at redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code: Oscoda Am Legion.  Sponsored by the Oscoda Lioness Club.
Cub Scout Fundraiser - Come celebrate Valentine's Day and spend an evening dancing at a Father-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance, Feb. 9th, from 7pm to 10pm, at Tawas United Methodist Church Gym.  Cost is $5.00 per person.  All funds raised will go directly to the Cub Scouts to cover the cost of their activities and adventures.  It will also help pay for awards that the Scouts work so hard to earn.  Refreshments will be provided.
Mid Winter Dance - A Mid-Winter Night's Dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 9th from 7:30pm to 10:30pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in East Tawas, with the doors opening at 7pm.  Come dance the night away with music from the 50's & 60's Country and Old Time Rock & Roll.  Featuring Kountry Klass Variety Band.  Tickets are $10.00 each and are available in advance and at the door.  There will also be a cash bar and refreshments available for purchase.  Proceeds to benefit the Knights of Columbus & Harbor Lights Pregnancy and Information Center.
Snowmobile Racing - Coming to Alcona Recreational Area in Lincoln, The Fire Rite 250, Saturday, Feb. 16th and Sunday, Feb. 17th.  This is the only stop in the area for MIRA, the Midwest International Racing Association, it's a professional oval track snowmobile racing at it's best since 1979.  Saturday starting at 8:25am come on out and enjoy Pro Enduro hot laps and qualifying to lock in the top 10 starting spots for Sunday's 250 Pro Enduro Race. There will also be Sprint Classes with 3 lap heats, and 5 lap finals.  The Enduro for Superstock and Sportsman will also be run on Saturday.  Line up for Sunday fun starts at 10am with Pro Enduro hot laps and second round of qualifying to set the rest of the field.  Green flag for the Pro Enduro will be at 1pm with 250 laps of exciting racing.   For more info please check out their FaceBook page at facebook.com/miraracing or their web page at www.miraracing.com.  You may also contact Karl Schwartz at (989)330-5627 or Charlie Wiltse at (517)256-2078.
Children's Craft-n-Card - A Granny King art project will be held at the Robert J. Parks Library in Oscoda, Sat. Feb. 9th from 10am to 11am.  Bring the kids and learn about blending and burnishing colors as you draw different objects and finish with a Valentine to take home. This is a free class and supplies will be provided.  For more info please call to register at (989)739-9581.


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 until March 1st, 2019.
NEMCSA's Food Distribution - The following is a list of the NEMCSA's Food Distribution dates:
Alpena - Monday, Feb. 11th from 1:30pm to 3pm at the VFW Post,
2900 Connon St. Alpena
Arenac - Tuesday, Feb. 12th from 10am to 12pm at the Free Methodist Church, 422 N Main Standish
Otsego - Wednesday, Feb. 13th from 10:30am to 1pm at the Otsego County United Way,
116 E Fifth St. Gaylord
Hale - Monday, Feb. 25th from 11am to 1pm at the Plainfield Twp Community Center,
415 E Esmond Rd. Hale
Alcona - Tuesday, Feb. 26h from 10am to 12pm at the Alcona County Council on Aging,
205 Church St. Lincoln
East Tawas -  Tuesday, Feb. 26th from 9am to 1pm at the East Tawas Knights of Columbus
821 Newman St. East Tawas
Oscoda County - Tuesday, Feb 26th from 8am to 11am at the Mio Senior Center,
429 N Mt. Tom Rd, Mio
Oscoda - Tuesday, Feb. 26th from 9am to 1pm at the Oscoda Senior Center
653 State St. Oscod
Atlanta - Wednesday, Feb. 27th from 12pm to 2pm at the Atlanta Senior Center
11780 M-33, Atlanta
Hillman - Wednesday, Feb. 27th from 12:30pm to 2pm at the Hillman VFW Post
441 S. State, Hillman
Cheboygan - Wednesday, Feb. 27th from 12pm to 2pm at the Black River Full Gospel Church
2732 Orchard Beach Rd, Cheboygan
West Branch - Wednesday, Feb. 27th from 11am to 1pm at the First United Methodist Chruch
2490 W. State Rd, West Branch
Lewiston - Wednesday, Feb. 27th from 11am to 2pm at the Lewiston 50+ Club (Senior Center)
2811 Kneeland St, Lewiston
Onaway - Thursday, Feb. 28th from 9am to 12pm at the Onaway Senior Center
4203 Lynn St, Onaway
Posen - Thursday, Feb. 28th from 9am to 12pm at the Posen Senior Center
6520 Darga Hwy, Posen

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Below is the schedule of events and times

for Perchville USA!.



Saturday, February 26

10 am: Coronation Breakfast, East Tawas Community Center


Thursday, January 31

5:30—9 pm: The Royal Feast, Mr Jack’ss Sports Bar & Grill


Friday, February 1

Noon: Drag Races on the Ice near the East Tawas State Dock, Test & Tune ONLY


4 pm - 7 pm: Perch Dinner Fish Fry, Knights of Columbus Hall


5 pm - 9 pm: Hospitality Tent, behind Harbor Park


5pm: Cornhole Tournament,  Hospitality Tent


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm:  Pre-Teen Dance



Saturday, February 2

6 am: Fishing Challenge Begins


9 am - 2 pm:  Bake Sale, Christ Episcopal Church


10 am - 10 pm: Shuttle Service

See maps for stop locations


10 am   

Pits Open for Racers -  Racing begins at 12pm


10:30 am 

Perchville Parade

Tawas City Fire Station to US-23 to Newman Street


11 am               

Chilly Cook-Off  Downtown East Tawas


11 am - 3 pm 

Drag Races on the Ice near the East Tawas State Dock


11 am  

Frozen Chosen Shooting Event - Iosco Sportsmen’s Club


11 am           

Polar Bear Plunge Registration - DNR Boat Launch



11 am—5 pm:  Family Tent - Look Parking Lot - All Day  - Fun Booth Games, Obstacle,                  Course, Karakoke/Open Mic, Graffiti Wall, Balloon Animal, Face Painting, and More

11 am:   Junior King & Queen Intro

11 am - 3 pm:  Petting Zoo Animals

12pm - 5 pm:  Hourly Gift Giveaways For ages 2—5, 6—9, 10—13

12pm: Magic Show

1 pm: Teen Scavenger Hunt registration

1:30 pm: Teen Scavenger Hunt starts at Family Tent

4 pm : Top Fun Booth Award


12pm - 8 pm : Hospitality Tent entertainment, behind Harbor Park

12pm - 4 pm:  No Baloney

4 pm - 8 pm:  Black Sheep


1:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Family Murder Mystery, Knights of Columbus, East Tawas - Doors open 15 -minutes prior, first come-first served




Sunday, February 3

Noon: Polar Bear Plunge,  Registration, DNR Boat Launch

1 pm:  Drag Races on the Ice, near the East Tawas State Dock

1:30 pm:  Polar Bear Plunge,  DNR Boat Launch

2:30 pm: Fishing Challenge Awards, Family Tent, Look Parking Lot



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Mark your calendars for Perchville USA 2019, January 26th kick off and Coronation Breakfast then January 31st, February 1st, 2nd & 3rd Buttons are available at the following locations: Branham's Jewelry, Freel's Market, Iosco News Herald, Johnson's Auto Supply, Klenow's Market, Mooney's Ben Franklin, Mr. Jack'ss Sports Bar & Grill, Neiman's Family Market,  Sav-Mor Super Drugs, Tawas Bay Beach Resort, Tawas Bay Insurance, Tawas Do It Center, Tawas Lanes  and Village Chocolatier.



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