ARENAC COUNTY — Below is a list of upcoming events in and around our community. Click on each item to be taken to the preview story for each event. If the event is not clickable, the story has not yet been posted.
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Jan. 24-26: “Steel Magnolias” play, Standish-Sterling Central High School
Feb. 23: Arenac Community Fund Trivia Night fundraiser, Au Gres Knights of Columbus
March 16: Jack and the Beanstalk puppet show, Northeast Art Center, 2 p.m.
March 31: Alger Parks & Rec Easter Egg Hunt, Moffatt Township Park, Noon to 1 p.m.
April 6: Living Legends Ball
April 7: Wertz Warriors Euchre Tournament, Standish VFW Hall, 2 p.m.
April 13: Kids fishing day, Troy's Pond, Au Gres, 9 a.m.
April 13: Spring Banquet, Sterling Sportsmen Clubhouse
April 18: "Hankering for a Cure" Relay For Life fundraiser, Hank's Bar of Alger, 5 p.m.
April 20: Public auction fundraiser, Northeast Art Center, Standish, 10 a.m.
April 28: Kids Sucker Tournament, Sterling Sportsmen Clubhouse
April 21: East Shore Wind Symphony concert, Standish-Sterling High School, 3 p.m.
April 25: Family history workshop, Northeast Art Center, 7 p.m.
April 27: Standish Loyalty Day Parade
April 27: Standish Elementary Fair, Standish Elementary School
May 11: Walleye point tournament, Eagle Bay Marina, 6 a.m.
May 11, 18: Student art show, Northeast Art Center, 10 a.m.
May 17: Arenac Community Fund Golf Outing, Knoll View Golf Course, Au Gres, 10 a.m.
May 18: Flower planting day, Turner Village Hall, Turner, 9 a.m.
May 18: Civil War veterans ceremony, Arenac Cemetery, noon
May 26: VFW Memorial Day parade, US-23 in Au Gres, 1 p.m.
May 27: Memorial Day parade, M-61 from Airpark Drive to courthouse, Standish, noon
May 27: Alger Parks & Rec Memorial Service, Alger Cemetery, 10 a.m.
June 4: Arenac County Celebration Fund chicken dinner and auction, Town & Country Lounge, Au Gres, 4:30 p.m.
June 8: Bass tournament, Eagle Bay Marina, starting at sunrise
June 11: Eric Jyhla Memorial Day program, Arenac County Historical Museum in Au Gres, 7 p.m.
June 13-16: Pinconning CheeseTown Festival
June 14: Auxiliary Charity Golf Tournament, Pine River Golf Course, 8 a.m.
June 15: Au Gres-Sims-Whitney Fire Department walleye tournament, DNR docks, Au Gres at 8 a.m.
June 15-16: Honoring Saganing Powwow, Saganing Tribal Center, 1 p.m. both days
June 18: Paddle Now, Chores Later program at Au Gres Community Library, 6 p.m.
June 20: Caring Bear Picnic, St. Mary's of Michigan Standish Hospital, 11 a.m.
June 20: Magic Bookshelf library program in Au Gres at 10:30 a.m. and Standish at 2 p.m.
June 20: Summer concert series with Rhett Yocum at Standish Historical Depot, 6:30 p.m.
June 22: Walleye point tournament, Eagle Bay Marina, 6 a.m.
June 26-27: It's Magic library program at Omer, Au Gres and Standish libraries. June 26 at 6 p.m. in Omer, and June 27 at 10:30 in Au Gres and 2 p.m. in Standish.
June 27: Summer concert series with Sins in Stereo at Standish Historical Depot, 6:30 p.m.
July 6: Arenac County Independence Day Celebration, Au Gres River mouth, 10 p.m.
July 6: Au Gres area churches' chicken bbq, Au Gres City Pavilion, 1 p.m.
July 10: Shipbuilding around Bay City and Saginaw program at Arenac County Historical Museum, 7 p.m.
July 10-11: Life Beneath the Surface library program in Omer, Au Gres and Standish. July 10 at 6 p.m. in Omer, and July 11 at 10:30 a.m. in Au Gres and 2 p.m. in Standish.
July 11: Arenac County Senior Olympics and Health Fair, St. Mary's of Michigan Standish Hospital, 9 a.m.
July 11: Summer concert series with Muzyka at Standish Historical Depot, 6:30 p.m.
July 13: Walleye point tournament, Eagle Bay Marina, 6 a.m.
July 13: Model A & Model T Car Show, Richardson's Ford in Standish, 9 a.m.
July 13-14: Arenac County Relay for Life, Standish-Sterling Middle School, 10.am. July 13 until 10 a.m. July 14.
July 18: Where the Wild Things Are library program in Au Gres and Standish. 10:30 a.m. in Au Gres, and 2 p.m. in Standish.
July 18: Summer concert series with the Steve Dzrewicki Band at Standish Historical Depot, 6:30 p.m.
July 21: Northeast Michigan Baseball League reunion at Ye Olde Courthouse in Omer, 11 a.m.
July 24-25: Reptile Inc. library program in Omer, Au Gres and Standish. July 24 at 6 p.m. in Omer, and July 25 at 10:30 a.m. in Au Gres and 2 p.m. in Standish
July 25: Michigan's Wolverine program at the Arenac County Historical Museum in Au Gres, 7 p.m.
July 25: Summer concert series with Devin and Yvette Chisholm at Standish Historical Depot, 6:30 p.m.
July 27: Au Gres Car Cruise along US-23 at 5:15 p.m.
July 28: Car show in the Au Gres City Park at 8 a.m.
July 30: Childhood during and after the Nazi years in Germany program at Ye Olde Courthouse in Omer, 7 p.m..
July 30-Aug. 3: Arenac County Fair, County Fairgrounds
August 3: Venetian boat parade along the Au Gres state docks at Water Street, 10 p.m.
August 8: Summer concert series with Point Blank at the Standish Historical Depot, 6:30 p.m.
August 10: Bee Healthy for Life Two Mile Walk/Run, Airpark Drive, Standish
August 10: Standish Car Show & Sidewalk Days
August 15: Summer concert series with Omer City Limits at the Omer City Park, 6:30 p.m.
August 22: Summer concert series at the Au Gres Pavilion, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 11: Genealogy program, Arenac County Historical Museum, 7 p.m.
Sept. 11: 9/11 Memorial ceremony, Resurrection church in Standish, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14: Mud Bog, Big Bend Family Campground, 10 a.m.
Sept. 14: Alger Fall Festival, Noon to 9 p.m.
Sept. 17: 1,000 Letters Home program, Ye Olde Courthouse, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21: SSC and W-P alumni football game, SSC middle school, 8 p.m.
Sept. 29: Get Out and Play, Deep River Park, 3 p.m.
Oct. 5-6: Depot Days, Standish Historical Depot
Oct. 12: Heroes Half Marathon, Au Gres Knights of Columbus Hall, 9 a.m.
Oct. 26: Halloween party, Sterling Sportsmen Clubhouse
Dec. 5: Arenac Community Fund Charity Auction, Dunleavy's Eatery & Pub in Au Gres