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Play Ball - Register to play for the Tawas Area Little League with 2 ways to sign up.  For your convenience, on-line registration has been extended.  Tawas Area Little League registration on the Blue Sombrero website is now active at http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/tawasreall, until March 22nd. Please pay on-line by credit card on or before March 22nd.  League cost $45 per player or $115 for 3+children.  For more info please contact Jen Bruning at (989)254-7733 or Rbruningii@yahoo.com.

 

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, Apr. 20th, at the theater from 10am to 5pm.  Stop by and see what's "in store" at the theater.  Vendors vary every month.

 

Adopt A Pet -  The Oscoda Kmart and Iosco County Humane Society will be holding an Adopt A Pet, Saturday, March 23rd from 1pm to 3pm.  The shelter will be bringing some furry friends looking for their furever homes.  This event is to bring awareness into the community and to open your hearts or home to pets that need supplies or a furever home.  If you can't adopt a pet donations of any type would be appreciated.  Enter for a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards being given away to anyone that brings in a donation or adopts a pet?  For more info please contact the Iosco County Humane Society at (989)362-3170 or Kmart at (989)739-9911.

 

Back By Popular Demand - The Oscoda Eagles will be holding a Classic Country Music Show featuring "Gibson Seal" country music band.  The show will take place on Saturday, March 23rd, from 7pm to 11pm at the Oscoda Eagles.  For more info please call (989)739-9165.

 

Iosco Arenac District Library - The Robert J. Parks Library in Oscoda will be holding a Spring Break Staycation show featuring Joel Tacey Comedy Show.  The show will take place on March 26th, at 2pm at the library.  The funny man will entertain with wacky stunts, astounding magic, and tons of laughs; plus Joel always needs help from the audience.  This is interactive fun for the whole family.  For more info please call (989)739-9581.

 

Songs & Sunshine - Spring Break Staycation! Join the award winning children's entertainer, songwriter and recording artist Kevin Devine, in a rollicking concert full of sing alongs and dancing, Thursday, March 28th, at the Tawas City Library at 10:30am. 

 

Soup and Salad Dinner - FISH Organization is hosting a Soup and Salad Dinner, Saturday, March 30th from 4pm to 7pm at Tawas United Methodist Church.  It will be a donation only, funds will help local people who need assistance with rent, utility bills, baby items etc.  For more info please contact Laura at (989)820-9188.

 

Drive 4UR School - Dean Arbour Ford & D4URS teams up with Tawas Area Project Graduation for the class of 2019, Saturday, April 6th at Tawas Area High School. Come take a test drive for a great cause, every valid test drive generates $20.00 towards project graduation, no purchase necessary! So mark your calendars, and come support the graduates of Tawas High School class of 2019!  For more info please contact Dean Arbour Ford at (989)362-3489.

 

Oscoda Sports Boosters - The Oscoda Sports Boosters will be holding a Reverse Raffle Saturday, April 13th.  Tickets are $75 per couple and include Dinner, Raffles, Music, Prizes and more.  For tickets or more info please call (989)820-1594.

 

Lake Huron Sink Holes - Sunrise Side Lifelong Learning will be kicking off their 7th year with a presentation on "Lake Huron Sinkholes" with researcher Steve Ruberg. The discoveries were made in 2001 by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary with Steve being the leader in the exploration of the sinkholes.  In an inland fresh water sea, the sinkholes have conditions as harsh and harbor microorganisms as unusual as Antarctica's permanently frozen lakes and deep sea hydrothermal vents.  This presentation will be held Thursday, April 18th, at the Knights of Columbus Rushman Hall in East Tawas from 6pm to 8pm.  This is open and free to the public.  There will also be raffles for various themed baskets.

 
Iosco Conservation District - Reforestation Tree Sale Fundraiser will be held Friday, April 26th, Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th. Times are Friday, and Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from 11am to 3pm.  Seedlings, Transplants, Shrubs, Small Fruit Plants and Fruit Trees are available.  Order placed by Friday, Feb. 15th will get a 5% discount, with orders due by Monday, April 1st. A limited supply of excess trees will be available on site on the days of the sale.  Pick up orders at Tawas Inn, 1124 S. US23, Tawas City.  For full brochure please log onto their website at www.ioscoconservation.org/tree-sale.
 
Paul Bunyan Comedy Festival - The Hill Top Bar & Grill, 421 W. Mill St., in Oscoda will be holding a comedy festival with all net proceeds going to Alzheimer's Association of Greater Michigan.  The festival will be held April 11th thru the 13th, at the Hilltop.  All shows $10 in advance or $15 at the door.  Family shows are $8 in advance and $12.  There will be shows for adults and also family friendly shows.  For more info or reservations please call (989)739-0344.
 
Breakfast With The Easter Bunny - Quota of Iosco County and Huron Community Bank will be hosting the 2nd Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Saturday, April 13th at Tawas United Methodist Church from 9am to 11am.  Breakfast is $5 per person, children under 2 years eat free.  Crafts, games, pick an egg for a prize, and a grand prize drawing will be held.  Photos with the Easter Bunny will also be available.  For more info please contact Laura at (989)820-9188.
 
Blues and Brews - Come on out for a special weekend of up close and personal interaction with some of the best in the Blues business, May 3rd and 4th at Forwards Conference Center in West Branch. Experience Northern Hospitality like no where else in Michigan, then enjoy an invite only after party with an all star casual jam, incredible food representing flavors of the Mississippi Delta including some Cajun and Creole favorites.  Featuring the finest Michigan beer from Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, meet the artists, get signed CD's.  Single tickets are $25 and dinner package is $50.  One night for 2 includes show and Lumberjack after party, stay at the Super 8 for $139 or at Quality Inn for $159.  Two nights for 2 includes both shows and Lumberjack after party both nights, stay at Super 8 for $249 or Quality Inn for $289.  Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend Package at Quality Inn for $379.  For more info please call (989)345-3503.
 
Get Your Glow On - Come Light Up The Night with the Rose City/Lupton Glow Fun Walk that will be held Saturday, May 4th at the Rose City Park.  Registration begins at 8pm in the pavilion.  Music, Fun, Prizes, cost is $25 for adults, 5 to 12 years $10, 4 and under free.  Cost includes tee shirt and walking tacos. Pre register to ensure shirt sizes by calling or email, Cindy Rosebrough at (989)685-2103 or rosecityhall279@gmail.com.
 
26th Annual Gourmet Delights - Quota International of Iosco County will be holding their 26th Annual Gourmet Delights, Sunday, May 5th from 11am to 2pm at the East Tawas Community Center on Newman St.  Adults $12 and Children (6 to 13) $5, Children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available at Alley Cuts, Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce, and any Quota Member.
 
Tawas Point Birding Festival - "The Biggest Little Birding Festical in the Midwest" May 16th thru May 18th, 2019.  Come to Michigan’s Sunrise Coast to enjoy spring birding at its best, attend birding walks and tours, brush up on your bird identification skills, and support conservation efforts in the state of Michigan! The Tawas Point Birding Festival is a Michigan Audubon Signature Event that is supported by the local chapter, AuSable Valley Audubon

Festival participants enjoy some of the best birding in the Great Lakes region; Tawas Point is well known for high concentrations of migrating warblers during the month of May. Species highlights have included Kirtland’s Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-crowned Sparrow, numerous raptors, shorebirds, and more. Over 160 species were recorded during the festival weekend in 2016.

The 2019 festival will include guided tours of local hotspots, a birding 101 workshop, bird identification workshops, and opportunities for birders to network and socialize. Festival headquarters will be at the Tawas Bay Beach Resort, 300 E Bay St, East Tawas. Tours will either begin here or at Tawas Point State Park, 686 Tawas Beach Rd, East Tawas.

 

 

 

 



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