MEETINGS & EVENTS CALENDAR

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Jul
15
Mon
See The Northern Lights! Make Your Dream A Reality
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm

Seeing the northern lights is a top bucket list item across the world. While the aurora is always present somewhere across the planet, knowing when and where to find the mysterious lights is challenging. A quick google search on the topic can leave you in a state of confusion. Ross Ellet is a Meteorologist for the ABC station in Toledo, OH. He is also an avid photographer that chases the monsoon storms in Arizona each year, and chases the aurora in Michigan to Alaska. He will share his experiences and photographs, but more importantly, he will break down the science of the aurora and explain how to make a plan to see the northern lights and make that dream a reality!

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Jul
16
Tue
CANCELED Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm

CANCELED The Emmet County Zoning Board of Appeals will hold the regular meetings at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Board Room, across from the Treasurer’s office, on the first floor of the County Building, 200 Division Street, Petoskey. Those attending in-person must enter through the Lake Street doors and be prepared to pass through a metal detector and security check. For questions, contact the Planning and Zoning office at (231) 348-1735 or email to [email protected]. Please visit the ZBA website section to view the current agenda (when available) and archived meeting minutes.

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Jul
17
Wed
Space, Rocks, and Ice: Connecting Astronomy, Antarctica and Northern Michigan with Jamey Stutz
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm

In this talk at the Headlands Waterfront Event Center, Polar geologist Jamey Stutz will draw connections between the glacial landscape of Northern Michigan and the massive Antarctic Ice Sheet and show how the world’s largest chunk of ice not only regulates global sea level but sets the stage for Astronomers to look, listen and feel into deep space. This talk is family-friendly, with Antarctic rock samples and polar gear on display for all.

Jul
18
Thu
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm

The Emmet County Board of Commissioners will meet for a regular meeting at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ board room, across from the treasurer’s office, on the first floor of the County Building at 200 Division Street in downtown Petoskey. The meeting is open to the public. Those attending must enter through the Lake Street doors and be prepared to pass through a metal detector and security check. To view the current agenda (when available) and archived meeting minutes, visit the Board of Commissioners website section.

Jul
21
Sun
Cruise-In Car Show
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cruise-In Car Show – Emmet County Fairgrounds – 7/21/24 – 10am – 1pm – Emmet County Parks and Recreation is hosting a car show at the Emmet County Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 21, from 10 AM to 1 PM. Gates open at 9 AM the day of the event for vehicle registration. There is no pre-registration. Admission to the event is free for the general public. Participants will be required to pay a $15 fee per vehicle entered. Trophies will be awarded with door prizes given out throughout the day. For more information, please call the Programming and Sales coordinator at (231) 348-5479 or email [email protected].

Jul
23
Tue
Pellston Regional Airport Committee Meeting
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am

At 9:30 a.m. the Pellston Regional Airport Committee will hold a meeting in the Upstairs Conference Room, Airport Terminal Building, Pellston Regional Airport, 1395 US-31 North, Pellston, Michigan.

Jul
24
Wed
Introduction to Astrophotography
Jul 24 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Introduction to Astrophotography – Headlands International Dark Sky Park – 7/24/24 – 8:30pm – 9:30pm – Learn the basics of Astrophotography with an introductory session lead by NASA/JPL Ambassadors, Rod Cortright and Mick Groszko.

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Jul
25
Thu
Land Bank Authority Meeting
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am

The Emmet County Land Bank Authority will hold their monthly meeting in the Commissioner’s Board Room, across from the Treasurer’s Office, on the first floor of the County Building in Downtown Petoskey, 200 Division Street. The meeting is open to the public. Those attending must enter through the Lake Street doors and be prepared to pass through a metal detector and security check. To view the current agenda (when available) and archived meeting minutes, visit the Land Bank Authority.

Jul
31
Wed
Mysteries of the Southern Skies w/ Norbert Vance
Jul 31 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mysteries of the Southern Skies with Norbert Vance – Headlands International Dark Sky Park – 7/31/24 – 8pm – 9pm – Peoples of the southern hemisphere see the Southern Cross, the Sun’s nearest neighboring star, Alpha Centauri, the supposed destination of the 60’s fictional Robinson family in “Lost in Space” and grandeur that is the center of our Milky Way galaxy, but they can never see the Little Dipper nor North Star. The Big Dipper is alien to them. We will extend our view below the southern horizon visible from the Headlands to see what treasures we are missing, and also the amazing visions they cannot see from our northerly perch that we take for granted.

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Aug
4
Sun
Headlands Light’s Out Challenge
Aug 4 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Headlands Light’s Out Challenge –Headlands International Dark Sky Park – 8/4/24 – 10pm – 11pm – Once again, Emmet County’s Headlands International Dark Sky Park challenges the communities around Northern Michigan to turn off their lights so that we can try to get the darkest sky ever recorded at the Headlands. This challenge will take place in the 10 to 11pm hour on the night of the new moon when the sky is normally the darkest all month. Please note that participation is voluntary, so help us get the word out! The ‘Light’s Out Challenge’ is designed to help raise awareness about the effects of artificial light at night on nocturnal habitat, human health, and the way we use our energy resources.

Aug
5
Mon
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm

The Emmet County Board of Commissioners will meet for a regular meeting at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ board room, across from the treasurer’s office, on the first floor of the County Building at 200 Division Street in downtown Petoskey. The meeting is open to the public. Those attending must enter through the Lake Street doors and be prepared to pass through a metal detector and security check. To view the current agenda (when available) and archived meeting minutes, visit the Board of Commissioners website section.

Aug
6
Tue
Parks & Recreation Board Meeting
Aug 6 @ 12:30 pm

Today at 12:30 p.m. the Emmet County Parks & Recreation Board will hold a meeting in the Headlands Guest House, 15675 Headlands Road Mackinaw City, Michigan.

Aug
7
Wed
National Lighthouse Day Open House
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

National Lighthouse Day Open House – McGulpin Point Lighthouse – 8/7/24 – 10am – 5pm – Join us for spectacular views of the Straits of Mackinac with a free, self-guided tour to the top of the lighthouse tower in celebration of National Lighthouse Day! Enjoy complimentary food and refreshments while supplies last.

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Why Do We Have Meteor Showers?
Aug 7 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Why Do We Have Meteor Showers? – Headlands International Dark Sky Park – 8/7/24 – 8:30pm – 9:30pm -Rod Cortright, NASA/JPL Ambassador, will discuss the origins of meteor showers and why they occur on a regular basis throughout the year. Entry is free!

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Aug
8
Thu
Planning Commission Meeting
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm

The Emmet County Planning Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the commissioners’ board room, across from the treasurer’s office, on the first floor of the County Building, 200 Division Street, Petoskey. The meeting is open to the public. Those attending must enter through the Lake Street doors and be prepared to pass through a metal detector and security check. For questions, contact the Planning and Zoning office at (231) 439-8998 or email to [email protected]. Please visit the Planning Commission website section to view the current agenda (when available) and archived meeting minutes.

Visit the Planning Commission Page Here

Aug
14
Wed
Historical Commission Meeting
Aug 14 @ 4:00 pm

The Emmet County Historical Commission will meet on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in the Equestrian Center (Fairgrounds), 1129 Charlevoix Avenue, Petoskey, Michigan.

How Cold is Outer Space? W/ Kevin Dehne
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

How Cold is Outer Space? With Kevin Dehne – Headlands International Dark Sky Park – 8/14/24 – 8pm – 9pm – Join us at the Headlands Waterfront Event Center for a very active presentation using liquid nitrogen to demonstrate how cold outer space is. The presentation will include a basic description of how the Sun’s distance affects the temperatures of each planet and the impact this has on humans’ ability to study the planets with space probes will be examined.

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Aug
15
Thu
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm

The Emmet County Board of Commissioners will meet for a regular meeting at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ board room, across from the treasurer’s office, on the first floor of the County Building at 200 Division Street in downtown Petoskey. The meeting is open to the public. Those attending must enter through the Lake Street doors and be prepared to pass through a metal detector and security check. To view the current agenda (when available) and archived meeting minutes, visit the Board of Commissioners website section.

Aug
20
Tue
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

The Emmet County Zoning Board of Appeals will hold the regular meetings at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Board Room, across from the Treasurer’s office, on the first floor of the County Building, 200 Division Street, Petoskey. Those attending in-person must enter through the Lake Street doors and be prepared to pass through a metal detector and security check. For questions, contact the Planning and Zoning office at (231) 348-1735 or email to [email protected]. Please visit the ZBA website section to view the current agenda (when available) and archived meeting minutes.

Visit the ZBA Page

Aug
21
Wed
James Webb Space Telescope Mission Update
Aug 21 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

James Webb Space Telescope Mission Update – Headlands International Dark Sky Park – 8/21/24 – 8:30pm – 9:30pm – James Webb Space Telescope has been fully operational for over a year now. Launched on Christmas Day, 2021, it is the first of the next generation of space telescopes. This presentation by NOMAC at the Waterfront Event Center will explore the technology of this new instrument and the significant discoveries it has made to date.

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Aug
22
Thu
Land Bank Authority Meeting
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am

The Emmet County Land Bank Authority will hold their monthly meeting in the Commissioner’s Board Room, across from the Treasurer’s Office, on the first floor of the County Building in Downtown Petoskey, 200 Division Street. The meeting is open to the public. Those attending must enter through the Lake Street doors and be prepared to pass through a metal detector and security check. To view the current agenda (when available) and archived meeting minutes, visit the Land Bank Authority.

Aug
27
Tue
Pellston Regional Airport Committee Meeting
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am

At 9:30 a.m. the Pellston Regional Airport Committee will hold a meeting in the Upstairs Conference Room, Airport Terminal Building, Pellston Regional Airport, 1395 US-31 North, Pellston, Michigan.

Sep
3
Tue
Parks & Recreation Board Meeting
Sep 3 @ 12:30 pm

Today at 12:30 p.m. the Emmet County Parks & Recreation Board will hold a meeting in the McGulpin Point Lighthouse (Barn), 500 Headlands Road, Mackinaw City, Michigan.

Sep
4
Wed
Stellar Evolution in Depth
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stellar Evolution in Depth – Headlands International Dark Sky Park – 9/4/24 – 7pm – 8pm – Join us and NASA JPL Ambassador, Mick Grozsko, at the Headlands Waterfront Event Center for an in depth look at the process by which stars change over time.

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Sep
5
Thu
Planning Commission Meeting
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm

The Emmet County Planning Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the commissioners’ board room, across from the treasurer’s office, on the first floor of the County Building, 200 Division Street, Petoskey. The meeting is open to the public. Those attending must enter through the Lake Street doors and be prepared to pass through a metal detector and security check. For questions, contact the Planning and Zoning office at (231) 439-8998 or email to [email protected]. Please visit the Planning Commission website section to view the current agenda (when available) and archived meeting minutes.

Visit the Planning Commission Page Here

Sep
9
Mon
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm

The Emmet County Board of Commissioners will meet for a regular meeting at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ board room, across from the treasurer’s office, on the first floor of the County Building at 200 Division Street in downtown Petoskey. The meeting is open to the public. Those attending must enter through the Lake Street doors and be prepared to pass through a metal detector and security check. To view the current agenda (when available) and archived meeting minutes, visit the Board of Commissioners website section.

Sep
10
Tue
Crooked River Lock Consortium Meeting
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm

Crooked River Lock Consortium Meeting

Today at 4:00 p.m.

Emmet County Board of Commissioners Room
200 Division Street
Petoskey, Michigan

Sep
11
Wed
Advisory Committee on Aging Meeting
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am

PUBLIC NOTICE
Advisory Committee on Aging

The Advisory Committee on Aging will meet on
Wednesday, September 11, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
in the Board of Commissioners’ Room, 200 Division Street,
Petoskey, Michigan.

Latest Discoveries for the Search of Life
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Latest Discoveries for the Search of Life – Headlands International Dark Sky Park – 9/11/24 – 7pm – 8pm – Join us and NASA/JPL Ambassador, Mick Groszko, at the Headlands Waterfront Event Center for a presentation on our latest discoveries of life in our Solar System.

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Sep
17
Tue
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm

The Emmet County Zoning Board of Appeals will hold the regular meetings at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Board Room, across from the Treasurer’s office, on the first floor of the County Building, 200 Division Street, Petoskey. Those attending in-person must enter through the Lake Street doors and be prepared to pass through a metal detector and security check. For questions, contact the Planning and Zoning office at (231) 348-1735 or email to [email protected]. Please visit the ZBA website section to view the current agenda (when available) and archived meeting minutes.

Visit the ZBA Page

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