Get ready for a unique, "must-do" running experience around Little Traverse Bay! The Outfitter of Harbor Springs presents the Little Traverse Half Marathon and 10K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 27. This point- to-point course around Little Traverse Bay is flat and fast offering a diverse route with incredible views of Lake Michigan. The half marathon starts in the Village of Bay Harbor and the 10k starts in Petoskey State Park with both races finishing at Zorn Park in Harbor Springs. Post race food and festivities, including a free Kids Run, are done in small-town style right on the waterfront. Calling all energetic volunteers! We need your help at the start line, on the course and at the finish line! To volunteer, register or for more info visit www.runlittletraverse.com or call The Outfitter of Harbor Springs
Hopps of Fun
On September 5th & 6th, 2014 Mackinaw Crossings will host “Historic Depot Happy Hour Hopps of Fun". This unique event will feature as extensive samplings of 50+ Award Winning Michigan Micro~Brewed beers and over 40 wines from Michigan’s four Internationally recognized wine regions. Plenty of food, wine, beer, entertainment and fun!
Festival grounds are located at Mackinaw Crossings in Downtown Mackinaw City.
Golf Fore Manna
Enjoy a great day of golf and help "feed the hungry throughout the north"!
The 6th annual Golf Fore Manna Charity Event will take place Thursday, September 4 at the Country Club of Boyne. The event includes 18 holes of championship golf, lunch from Stafford's Pier, dinner at the Country Club of Boyne, prizes, live and silent auction. There are sponsorship opportunities available. The Manna Food Project is a nonprofit food bank and pantry, with a food rescue program, and Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. Manna serves more than 49,000 families in Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. For information on registration, volunteering or donating please call 231.347.8852
57th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk
Join thousands of pedestrians as they participate in a long standing tradition, the LABOR DAY BRIDGE WALK. The walk begins at 7:00 a.m. on Labor Day and concludes at 11:00a.m. This is the only day of the year that walking the "Mighty Mac" is allowed. More info at Mackinac Bridge dot org
Grand Traverse Pavillion - Concerts on the Lawn
Come early and enjoy picnic concessions of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and sweets (like Moomer's ice cream!) Concerts are free to the public but goodwill collections will take place to assist with concert fees. All concerts begin at 7pm and are subject to change due to weather.
Aug 21: Cherry Capitol Chorus and The Sweet Adalines
Aug 28: Jazz North with Robin Lee Berry
Sep 4: Dominic Fortuna & Willy Jam
Manna - Meijer Simply Give
The Manna Food Project will receive donations through a customer driven program called Meijer "Simply Give". The fall campaign runs from August 3 - September 27. Donations are made by purchasing a $10 donation card when making a purchase at Petoskey Meijer. Meijer matches that donation with $10. Cards are available at Petoskey Meijer and Manna Food Project. At the end of each campaign Manna will receive Meijer gift cards to buy food. Manna shares the gift cards with partner agencies in Antrim, Emmet and Charlevoix Counties and to support the "Food 4 Kids" Backpack Program. Meijer will host "double match" days on September 4-6. These two days, $10 in customer donations will result in a $20 additional donation from Meijer!
Red Cross Blood Drives
Aug 19 - Cheboygan Knight of Columbus - Noon-5:45
Aug 21 - Charlevoix Area Hospital - 10-3:45
Aug 21 - Petoskey St Francis Parish Hall - Noon-5:45
Aug 25 - Boyne City St Matthew Catholic Church - Noon-5:45
Aug 26 - Indian River Cross in the Woods - Noon-5:45
Aug 28 - Traverse City Elks Lodge - Noon-5:45
Sept 5 - Red Cross Petoskey Mitchell Park Dr - Noon-5:45
Sept 11 - Odawa Casino - Noon-5:45
Sept 12 - St Pauls Methodist Church Cheboygan - Noon-4:45