County Meetings & Events Calendar
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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 @ 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 @ 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].
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
McGulpin Point Lighthouse will host a Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 1-4 p.m. Free self-guided tours though the historic building, including to the top of the lighthouse tower. Cookies and beverages will be offered while supplies last. This is a great chance to find a unique item for your holiday shopping in the lighthouse gift shop. For questions, please call the park programming coordinator at (231) 330-2761 or email [email protected].
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Emmet County Parks & Recreation staff invites the public to stop by and visit with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 1-5 p.m. inside the Equestrian Center at the Emmet County Fairgrounds in Petoskey. Cookies and beverages will be provided and visitors can create their own holiday-themed arts and crafts too. No cost to attend. For questions, please call the park programming coordinator at (231) 348-5479 or email [email protected].
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