September 2019

1 Harmony Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival. Hundreds of vendors, unique handcrafted items, music on the hill, concert, and food. Fun for the entire family. Sponsored by the Harrisville Arts

Council. Contact Carolyn Merkel (989) 724-7197 or

1 Come join us for the annual Labor Day Weekend Parade in Harrisville at 1 p.m. Line-up at noon. Everyone welcome. All horses need to wear manure bag, please. Contact Ryan Mendyka (989) 724-5577.

5-8 Alcona Arts Retreat. Three-day classes in one of four disciplines: Sculpture, plein air painting, digital photography or experimental watercolor, $225 tuition; lodging and meal packages are available. Contact Will St. John (989) 736-3000.

6 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. 14-15 Harrisville State Park Hunters Education Weekend. Join us for the 13th annual Hunters Education Weekend, which is an opportunity for individuals to earn their Hunters Education and International Bow Education Program certificates. This course offers both classroom and hands-on safety on various hunting techniques with several knowledgeable instructors. Students aged 10 or under require a parent or adult guardian to be in attendance with them. Call the park prior to the event as pre-registration is required. Registration will be accepted until noon on Sept. 13. Contact Colleen Higgins (989) 724-5126.

20 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.

20  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.

20-21 Alcona Humane Society annual garage sale at the ARA site in Lincoln from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Jenna Richardson at AHS (989) 736-7387.