Indian River Chamber of Commerce

Pure Waters. Pure Trails. Pure North.

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27 January, 2015 McLaren Northern Michigan – Cheboygan Campus Guild Meeting
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Audie’s Restaurant (314 S. Nicolet Street, Mackinaw City) The cost is $15. Check in starts at 11:30 a.m., lunch begins at Noon. Please RSVP by January 23 to Char Elliott at (231) 597-8065 or email her at inthewoods02@gmail.com

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31 Winter Celebration & Star Stories
Andreae Preserve, Cheboygan County Saturday January 31st, 4 – 6pm. Explore this beautiful preserve on the Pigeon River in Cheboygan County with naturalist Mike Supernault at 4pm, or snowshoe/XC ski on your own through the 5+ miles of trails on the Andreae and adjacent Banwell Preserve. Then at 5pm head into the cabin to get warm, have a snack, and hear stories of the winter constellations with star lore historian and Headlands International Dark Sky Park director, Mary Stewart Adams. Please park at the Andreae Preserve parking lot and bring a headlamp or flashlight to light your way back to your car. Please pre-register and let us know if you need to borrow snowshoes.
www.landtrust.org
231.347.0991
31 Wildlife Adventure
Saturday January 31 10am - noon Greenwood Wildlife Sanctuary, Cheboygan County The Greenwood Foundation is a privately-owned property near Wolverine, MI protected with a conservation easement held by LTC. Greenwood welcomes the public to enjoy and explore this more than 1,700-acre property. Groomed trails will offer you the chance to enjoy the great outdoors. Skis and snowshoes are only provided for children 15 and under if needed. Because this is private property, no dogs are allowed. Please arrive 15 minutes early. No cost, but pre-registration requested by calling 231.347.0991.
www.landtrust.org
231.347.0991

February

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1 Messy Souper Bowl Celebration
You're invited to Transfiguration Church for a Messy Souper Bowl Celebration this Sunday at 4pm. We will share a pot of stone soup. There will also be crafts and games for all ages. If you have a vegetable, bring it to add to our pot. Call 231-238-2188 with questions. We promise to finish before the big game

231-238-2188
6 Sturgeon For Tomorrow Black Lake Shivaree
Starting at 3pm Register for Ice Fishing Contest and Poker Run Register for Sturgeon Fishing: 2pm-8pm at 211 DNR Field Station Entertainment-Beverage Tent 3pm-6pm: Mike Ridley 6pm-10pm: Billy Jewell and His Bad Habits (21+) 7pm: Native American Drum Ceremony
http://www.sturgeonfortomorrow.org/shivaree/
7 Sturgeon For Tomorrow Black Lake Shivaree
Saturday, February 7: 8am-2pm: Sturgeon Spearing Season Opening Day Entertainment-Beverage Tent: Food, Open Bar 6am-7:15pm: Fishing Contest: Sturgeon, Muskie, Pike, Walleye and Perch 9am-7pm: Poker Run 11am-2pm: Entertainment Tent Music: Charlie Raeger 11am-4pm: Youth Outdoor Education with Natureology, Maureen Stine 50/50 Raffles, Bonfires, Food, Cabin Fever Social 1pm-3pm Ice Rescue and Hovercraft Demonstration, Cheboygan County Sheriff Department 2pm-6pm: Entertainment Tent Music: Johnnie Walker, Dj 2xTrubL 6pm-10pm: Entertainment Tent: The Blitz (21+) 8pm: Announce Ice Fishing Contest and Poker Run Winners 9pm: Shivaree Raffle Drawing
http://www.sturgeonfortomorrow.org/shivaree/
7 Nordic Ski Adventure
Goodhart Farms Preserve, Emmet County Saturday February 7th, 10-noon If you have never been to Goodhart Farms Preserve in the winter to explore the 600 acres and 5+ miles of xc ski trails, now is the time! Join LTC land protection specialist Caitlin Donnelly on a winter cross country ski adventure. Cross country skis can be rented at The Outfitter of Harbor Springs.
www.landtrust.org
231.347.0991
14 Eagle Eye Naturalist Series
Round Lake Nature Preserve, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. For kids of all ages. Registration required. Field guides and binoculars provided, but please bring your own if you have them. Birds fascinate us with their colorful feathers, ability to fly and amazing adaptations. They live in every habitat of northern Michigan and are easier to locate and observe compared to many other animals. This program offers kids an opportunity to discover the intriguing lives of birds, their role in the environment and connection to the natural world. Through a combination of presentations, stories, nature hikes, fun activities, technology and crafts, kids will explore northern Michigan bird life & more with bird enthusiast Mary Trout. Makeup Date - February 17 (in case of cancellation due to weather)
www.landtrust.org
231.347.0991
21 5th Annual Taste of the North
5th Annual Taste of the North! Come visit the Indian River Eagles from 12pm to 3pm to sample delicious foods and wines from local restaurants and wineries. Only $10 to enter includes 4 wine tastings!
www.irchamber.com
231-238-9325
28 Latitude 45 Trans-Fatitude Ride 2015
The 2nd Annual Trans-Fatitude is almost here. Don't miss this fun, fat bike frolicking adventure! (Say that six times fast...). Saturday February 28, 2015, a group of happy, weather resistant people will depart on large wheeled bicycles from the beautiful Walloon Lake Village. This year's unique 22 mile ride will conquer packed single track trails, scenic low-traffic roads and TWO Walloon Lake crossings. The event will benefit all 11 IMBA chapters of Michigan and their great mountain bike trails. This benefit ride adventure is presented by Latitude 45 Bicycles and Fitness of Petoskey. Must by 18 years of age or older to participate. Must have a fat bike with 3 inch or wider tires. THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 100 RIDERS, SO SIGN UP TODAY! Cost to participate is $30 prior to February 28, 2015 registering online at www.latitude45.com or $40 day of registration on site February 28, 2015. $15-$20 of your fee will go to your LOCAL IMBA CHAPTER. Fat Bike Rentals are available at Latitude 45 with delivery and pick-up options available. Call (231-348-5342) or email (chris@latitude45.com) to reserve bikes or with any questions.
www.latitude45.com
231-348-5342

March

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10 Eagle Eye Naturalist Series
Round Lake Nature Preserve, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. For kids of all ages. Registration required. Field guides and binoculars provided, but please bring your own if you have them. Birds fascinate us with their colorful feathers, ability to fly and amazing adaptations. They live in every habitat of northern Michigan and are easier to locate and observe compared to many other animals. This program offers kids an opportunity to discover the intriguing lives of birds, their role in the environment and connection to the natural world. Through a combination of presentations, stories, nature hikes, fun activities, technology and crafts, kids will explore northern Michigan bird life & more with bird enthusiast Mary Trout. Make-up Date: March 17 (if cancelled due to weather).
www.landtrust.org
231.347.0991
25 Cheboygan and Presque Isle County 2015 Career Fair
Cheboygan and Presque Isle County 2015 Career Fair! Wednesday March 25. Employer setup begins at 11:45am. 1pm-3pm: Open to ticket holders who attend a career prep class. 3pm-4pm open to general public. Located at the Cheboygan National Armory, 610 Cuyler St. To reserve space or for more information, contact Niki Chamberlain at 231-627-4303 x 1106 or at chamberlainn@nemcworks.org

231-627-4303 x 1106

April

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14 Eagle Eye Naturalist Series
Round Lake Nature Preserve, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. For kids of all ages. Registration required. Field guides and binoculars provided, but please bring your own if you have them. Birds fascinate us with their colorful feathers, ability to fly and amazing adaptations. They live in every habitat of northern Michigan and are easier to locate and observe compared to many other animals. This program offers kids an opportunity to discover the intriguing lives of birds, their role in the environment and connection to the natural world. Through a combination of presentations, stories, nature hikes, fun activities, technology and crafts, kids will explore northern Michigan bird life & more with bird enthusiast Mary Trout. Make-up date: April 21 (if cancelled due to weather).
www.landtrust.org
231.347.0991

May

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12 Eagle Eye Naturalist Series
Round Lake Nature Preserve, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. For kids of all ages. Registration required. Field guides and binoculars provided, but please bring your own if you have them. Birds fascinate us with their colorful feathers, ability to fly and amazing adaptations. They live in every habitat of northern Michigan and are easier to locate and observe compared to many other animals. This program offers kids an opportunity to discover the intriguing lives of birds, their role in the environment and connection to the natural world. Through a combination of presentations, stories, nature hikes, fun activities, technology and crafts, kids will explore northern Michigan bird life & more with bird enthusiast Mary Trout. Make-up Date: May 19 (if cancelled due to weather).
www.landtrust.org
231.347.0991

June

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27 Wildcat 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk
Wildcat 5K/1Mike Run/walk! Located in Wolverine, begins at 8:00am. Presented by the Indian River Striders! More info to come.
www.indianriverstriders.com

July

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13 Indian River SummerFest!
Save this date for Indian River SummerFest! Pure North fun for the whole family! Event listings to come.
www.indianriverarea.com
231-238-9325
14 Indian River SummerFest!
Save this date for Indian River SummerFest! Pure North fun for the whole family! Event listings to come.
www.indianriverarea.com
231-238-9325
15 Indian River SummerFest!
Save this date for Indian River SummerFest! Pure North fun for the whole family! Event listings to come.
www.indianriverarea.com
231-238-9325
16 Indian River SummerFest!
Save this date for Indian River SummerFest! Pure North fun for the whole family! Event listings to come.
www.indianriverarea.com
231-238-9325
17 Indian River SummerFest!
Save this date for Indian River SummerFest! Pure North fun for the whole family! Friday features our 25th Annual SummerFest Craft Show downtown Indian River! More event listings to come.
www.indianriverarea.com
231-238-9325
18 Indian River SummerFest!
Save this date for Indian River SummerFest! Pure North fun for the whole family! Saturday features our 35th Annual Craft Show and Indian River Classic & Custom Car & Truck Show downtown Indian River! More event listings to come.
www.indianriverarea.com
231-238-9325
19 Indian River SummerFest!
Save this date for Indian River SummerFest! Pure North fun for the whole family! Sunday features the popular Indian River Kayak Bike Biathlon! More event listings to come.
www.indianriverarea.com
231-238-9325

August

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8 Top O Michigan Marathon Nationals Outboard Racing
Race: Noon - 2 P.M. Indian & Cheboygan Rivers closed during that time. Starts at DeVoe Beach Indian River.
http://www.tomorc.com/Top_O/Welcome.html
9 Top O Michigan Marathon Nationals Outboard Racing
Race: Noon - 2 P.M. Indian & Crooked Rivers closed during that time. Starts at DeVoe Beach Indian River.
http://www.tomorc.com/Top_O/Welcome.html

November

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27 35th Annual Christmas Craft Show!
35th Annual Christmas Craft Show! Located at Inland Lakes School. Vendor check-in begins at 7:00am, and the craft show opens to the public at 10:00am until 4:00pm. $3 entry fee. Come enjoy this fantastic show with over 150 vendors of beautiful hand-crafted items!
www.irchamber.com
231-238-9325
27 Christmas in Indian River!
Christmas in Indian River! Come downtown for delicious soup and hot dogs, pictures with Santa, story time & crafts with Mrs. Claus, and a beautiful Christmas Parade followed by our town's Tree Lighting! Don't forget to stop in at all the shops for fabulous holiday shopping specials! Specific event times TBA.
https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasInIndianRiver
231-238-9325