County Meetings & Events Calendar

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Jun
18
Mon
Cresent Moon Monday
Jun 18 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Throughout the summer, we will gather with special guests to inform and entertain us as the Crescent Moon sets into the lake.  New guest each month so check our website for details.

Jun
21
Thu
Native American Traditions
Jun 21 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

LIMITED PREFERRED PARKING AVAILABLE $10

Indigenous cultures around the world celebrate the standing still moments in the cycle of the year.  Today we invite you to join in the ceremony, food, and fun.

Jul
3
Tue
Parks and Rec
Jul 3 @ 12:30 pm

For current agenda (when available) and past minutes, please click here

Jul
13
Fri
Seeing in the Dark
Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

LIMITED PREFERRED PARKING AVAILABLE $10

What is a dark sky park? How can you find your way through the night sky during the summer season using both the naked eye and telescopes?

Jul
16
Mon
Cresent Moon Monday
Jul 16 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Throughout the summer, we will gather with special guests to inform and entertain us as the Crescent Moon sets into the lake.  New guest each month so check our website for details.

Jul
29
Sun
Geocaching
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 21st Century’s hide and seek.  Featuring new geocaches published only during the event.

Aug
5
Sun
Summer Fun Run *DATE CHANGE
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a run through the flora and fauna of our nearly 600 acres. Check the website for details.

Aug
7
Tue
Parks and Rec*CANCELLED*
Aug 7 @ 12:30 pm

The next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at the Recreation Hall, Camp Petosega, 11000 Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga, Alanson, Michigan.  

Aug
9
Thu
No. MI Astronomy Club Star Party
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day

LIMITED PREFERRED PARKING AVAILABLE $10

Our local astronomy club will host their annual Star Party.  Join enthusiasts, hobbyists, and professionals in gazing deeply into the sky.  The Headlands Observatory will be open throughout the event for solar viewing by day and deep space viewing by night. 

Aug
11
Sat
Lights Out Challenge
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Lights out for the Perseid Meteor Shower.  Once again we challenge communities around Northern Michigan to a friendly competition to see who can achieve greatest darkness as the Perseid Meteor shower comes to its peak activity.

Aug
13
Mon
Cresent Moon Monday
Aug 13 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Throughout the summer, we will gather with special guests to inform and entertain us as the Crescent Moon sets into the lake.  New guest each month so check our website for details.

Sep
4
Tue
Parks and Rec
Sep 4 @ 12:30 pm

For current agenda (when available) and past minutes, please click here

Oct
2
Tue
Parks and Rec
Oct 2 @ 12:30 pm

For current agenda (when available) and past minutes, please click here

Nov
6
Tue
Parks and Rec
Nov 6 @ 12:30 pm

For current agenda (when available) and past minutes, please click here

Jan
8
Tue
Parks and Rec
Jan 8 @ 12:30 pm

For current agenda (when available) and past minutes, please click here

Feb
5
Tue
Parks and Rec
Feb 5 @ 12:30 pm

For current agenda (when available) and past minutes, please click here

Mar
5
Tue
Parks and Rec
Mar 5 @ 12:30 pm

For current agenda (when available) and past minutes, please click here

Apr
2
Tue
Parks and Rec
Apr 2 @ 12:30 pm

For current agenda (when available) and past minutes, please click here

May
7
Tue
Parks and Rec*LOCATION CHANGE
May 7 @ 12:30 pm

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Jun
4
Tue
Parks and Rec*LOCATION CHANGE*
Jun 4 @ 12:30 pm

For current agenda (when available) and past minutes, please click here

Jul
2
Tue
Parks and Rec
Jul 2 @ 12:30 pm

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Aug
6
Tue
Parks and Rec
Aug 6 @ 12:30 pm

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Sep
3
Tue
Parks and Rec
Sep 3 @ 12:30 pm

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Oct
1
Tue
Parks and Rec *LOCATION CHANGE*
Oct 1 @ 12:30 pm

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Dec
3
Tue
Parks and Rec
Dec 3 @ 12:30 pm

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Dec
13
Fri
Santa at the Fairgrounds!
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Help us celebrate a North Pole Holiday at Emmet County Fairgrounds on Friday, December 13, from 4-7 p.m.! Make a holiday-themed craft and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies while waiting for your chance to tell Santa your wishes. Cost is $5 per person and includes craft, hot cocoa, cookies and photo with Santa! (See pdf version of the event flyer here)

Feb
8
Sat
Painting at the Fairgrounds
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    UPDATE — THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED! WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS POSTPONEMENT MIGHT CAUSE.
    Join Emmet County Parks and Recreation staff Saturday, February 8, from 4-6 p.m., for a painting class with Cheboygan’s Creation Station as they guide us through painting our own masterpiece.
    Cost to participate is $35 per person and includes all materials and step-by-step instructions. No painting experience is necessary. Bring your own choice of snacks and drinks to enjoy while you paint.
    As space for the class is limited, pre-registration is required. Sign up now at Creation Station’s website or call (231) 268-3059. Payment is due at time of reservation to guarantee your seat. Credit card accepted by phone and online.

Feb
15
Sat
Kids’ Ice Fishing at Camp Petosega
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Emmet County Parks and Recreation is partnering with volunteers from Friends of Oden Fish Hatchery Visitor Center to host our annual free Ice Fishing Day for Kids at Camp Pet-o-se-ga located in Alanson. The event takes place Saturday, Feb. 15, from noon to 4 p.m. and coincides with the Michigan Department of National Resources’s free fishing weekend. Kids in kindergarten through eighth grade along with their parents or guardians are welcome to join us for an afternoon of ice fishing and fun.
    We supply the fishing gear and bait while parents supply the warmly dressed kids. Please note that parents must remain with their children throughout the event. Volunteers from Friends of the Oden Fish Hatchery Visitor Center will be helping kids with baiting and fishing.
    Participants will be able to get warmed up in the campground Rec Hall with free hot dogs, snacks and hot cocoa. If the outside temperature (including wind chill factor) is below zero degrees, the event will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16.

Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
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