October 2019

4    Join local musicians in a casual jam session at the Harrisville United Methodist Church (fellowship hall), 217 N. State St. Light refreshments will be served during this free event. This friendly get-together is co-sponsored by the church and Inspiration Alcona.

5    In honor of St. Francis Day we offer a brief service fol-lowed by an individual blessing for each animal at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Church in Harrisville. Contact Sue Wander (989) 3354054.

10-13 Lost Lake Writers Retreat. The fourth annual retreat will feature poets Dorianne Laux and Robert Fanning, novelists Michael Zadoorian and Irina Reyn and singer-songwriter-storyteller Allison Downey, with John D. Lamb of Springfed Arts as facilitator. $325 tuition; lodging and meal packages are available. Contact Will St. John (989) 736-3000.

11-13 Harrisville State Park Haunted Halloween Weekend! come enjoy a frightfully fun outdoor experience. Weekend activities include children’s games, a site decorating contest, trick-ortreating, a haunted hayride and our spooky haunted trail. The event offers fun for all ages, so come enjoy a great fall weekend on the shore of beautiful Lake Huron. A current Recreation Passport is required for entry into the park, but all events are free. This year’s event sponsored by Lexi’s Main Street Salon. Contact Eric Ostrander (989) 724-5126.

18 Swiss steak dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Alcona Masonic Lodge 292, 316 E. Traverse Bay, Lincoln. Contact Eric Wagner (989) 739-8172.

18  Tax Day Boogie-Woogie Blues. Matthew Ball, the BoogieWoogie Kid plays for taxpayers to lift their spirits at 5:30 p.m. at the Harrisville branch of the Alcona County Library, 312 W. Main St. Contact Will St. John (989) 736-3000.

19  Artist of the month reception for Lynne Freitag, feltwork and beading at Dragonfly Art Gallery 1-3 p.m., 116 E. Main St., Harrisville. Contact Lynne Freitag (989) 464-7306.

19 Art in the Yard at Dragonfly Art Gallery, 116 E. Main St., Harrisville. Contact Lynne Freitag (989) 464-7306.

26 Lincoln Chili & Soup Cook-off along with Trick or Trunk, best car decorated and best costume for pet. Starts at 11 a.m. and judging at 1 p.m. for costume. Contact Teresa Hart (989) 7368936.

31 Critter Cash prize drawing at 2 p.m. at Alcona Humane Society in Lincoln. Contact Jenna Richardson (989) 736-7387.

31 Halloween Party with games, crafts, and treats from 6 to 8 p.m. at Curtis Township Library, 4884 Bamfield Rd., Glennie. Contact Judy Kenyon (989) 335-1361.