County Meetings & Events Calendar

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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)

Jan
11
Sat
Snowmobile Safety Course
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Emmet County Sheriff’s Office will hold snowmobile safety classes again in 2020. The free six-hour course is taught by a certified snowmobile safety instructor and is followed by an exam. After successful completion of the exam, the student is issued a Snowmobile Safety Certificate.
The first opportunity to take the snowmobile safety course will be Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Richard Zink Road Patrol Building, 3460 Harbor-Petoskey Road, Harbor Springs. The course will also be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Eppler Road EMS station, located at 1201 Eppler Road, Petoskey. Both classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Those interested in taking the free course must be at least 12 years of age. Adults are welcome.
Please bring a pencil and your own lunch. Class size is limited to 25 students. Pre-registration is required. Please call (231) 439-8900, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to sign up for the class. The snowmobile safety class is also available online at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website.

Feb
1
Sat
Snowmobile Safety Course
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Emmet County Sheriff’s Office will hold snowmobile safety classes again in 2020. The free six-hour course is taught by a certified snowmobile safety instructor and is followed by an exam. After successful completion of the exam, the student is issued a Snowmobile Safety Certificate.
The first opportunity to take the snowmobile safety course will be Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Richard Zink Road Patrol Building, 3460 Harbor-Petoskey Road, Harbor Springs. The course will also be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Eppler Road EMS station, located at 1201 Eppler Road, Petoskey. Both classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Those interested in taking the free course must be at least 12 years of age. Adults are welcome.
Please bring a pencil and your own lunch. Class size is limited to 25 students. Pre-registration is required. Please call (231) 439-8900, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to sign up for the class. The snowmobile safety class is also available online at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources website.

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.

Jan
17
Sun
Snowshoe or Hike at the Headlands
Jan 17 @ 12:00 pm
Emmet County Parks & Recreation is hosting a Snowshoe & Hike at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park on Sunday, Jan. 17, starting at noon. Walk with a group or venture out on your own anytime. (A copy of the Headlands’ trail map is online here.) Social distancing and masks will be required for group walks. Dress appropriately for cold weather. Access to the trails is available from the parking area just inside the Headlands’ park entrance. Follow the event on the Headlands Facebook page for any changes.
Jan
24
Sun
Snowshoe or Hike at Camp Petosega
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm
Emmet County Parks & Recreation is hosting a Snowshoe or Hike at Camp Petosega on Sunday, Jan. 24, starting at 1 p.m. Walk with a group or venture out on your own anytime. (View the Camp Petosega map online here.) Social distancing and masks will be required for group walks. Dress appropriately for cold weather. Those wishing to walk with the group should meet at 1 p.m. in the beachfront parking (go straight past the registration office, towards the shoreline). Follow the event on the Camp Petosega Facebook page for any changes.
Jun
19
Sat
Cruise-in & Car Show at County Fairgrounds
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Emmet County Parks and Recreation is hosting a car show at the Emmet County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 19, from 4-8 p.m. A variety of makes and models will fill the fairgrounds for automobile enthusiasts to appreciate. Admission to the event is free. Park staff is still accepting participants for the event. Entry fee is $5 per vehicle. Those interested in participating can download registration documents here. For more information, or to request the registration forms be sent by mail or email, please call the fairgrounds sales coordinator at (231) 348-5479 or email [email protected].
Jun
26
Sat
Summer Craft Show at County Fairgrounds
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Emmet County Parks and Recreation is hosting a summer craft show at the Emmet County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local and guest vendors will be selling a variety of items including jewelry, clothes, handmade gifts, cards, and more. Admission to the event is free. Park staff is still accepting vendors for the event. Cost is $50 for a 10×10 space with one table and chairs provided to the first 30 vendors who sign up. Those interested in participating can download registration documents here. For more information, or to request the registration forms be sent by mail or email, please call the fairgrounds sales coordinator at (231) 348-5479 or email [email protected].
Aug
28
Sat
Meet-n-Greet with author Tyler Benson at McGulpin Point
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Emmet County Parks and Recreation is hosting a free Meet-and-Greet event at McGulpin Point Lighthouse on Saturday, August 28, from noon to 2 p.m., with author of the children’s book series The Adventures of Onyx. Tyler Benson, who lives with his family in St. Ignace, has served in the United States Coast Guard for over 18 years. He began writing short stories about his search and rescue adventures in the Coast Guard to educate his young children about what he does when he goes on duty for 48 hours at a time. He wanted them to learn the importance of service to their country and helping those in need. To help them better understand his job, Tyler wrote the stories featuring his station’s morale dog, Onyx. These stories soon evolved into a dream — to publish a book series that would serve as a tribute and a way to bring recognition to all who serve or have served in the United States Coast Guard. Check out the flyer for more information.
Sep
19
Sun
Goodbye Summer Car Show
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Emmet County Parks and Recreation is hosting a car show at the Emmet County Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A variety of makes and models will fill the fairgrounds for automobile enthusiasts to appreciate at this Goodbye Summer Car Show! Admission to the event is free for the general public. Entry fee is $10 per vehicle. There is no early sign-up period. Gates open at 9 a.m. the day of the event for vehicle registration. Trophies will be awarded to the Best of Show, Best Modern Car, and Best Classic Car around 12:30 p.m. with door prizes given out during the day. Food vendors will also be on site. For more information, please call the fairgrounds sales coordinator at (231) 348-5479 or email [email protected].
Nov
11
Thu
Veterans Day Free Breakfast
Nov 11 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Veterans Day is Thursday, November 11. Ceremonies and events, as well as restaurant specials and store discounts, will be available for veterans and their families throughout the county. The Emmet County Veterans Affairs Department has partnered with North Central Michigan College and Odawa Casino to honor those who have served with a Veterans Day breakfast. Veterans and their families are invited to the annual free breakfast at the Petoskey Odawa Casino on Thursday morning from 7-10 a.m. For more information, please call Emmet County VA Director Jeff Urban at (231) 348-1780 or email [email protected].

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