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Sunday, December 15, 2019Community Event

Benzie County Community Chorus Christmas Concert

"Carols and Lullabyes," a choral concert for the Christmas season. All are welcome and a freewill offering will be taken to help diminish costs. 

When:
Sunday, December 15, 2019 7:30 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:

Frankfort United Methodist Church

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Sunday, December 22, 2019Community Event

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The church family at Blaine Christian Church, 7018 Putney Road, invites you and your family to celebrate Christmas by coming to the church at 10 am on Sunday, December 22, 2019 to enjoy the music and the season of Christmas.

The church’s usual two worship services will be combined into one service that day. At 10 am, the church’s choir will present “MAKE  ROOM”, which will share the truth of Jesus’ birth and His life here on earth through music and dramatic readings.

There is no cost to attend.  It is our desire that this celebration will help capture the joy of Christmas for all who will see and hear.

Blaine Christian Church is located at the corner of Joyfield and Putney Roads.  For directions or more info, please call the church, 231/352-9148.

You and your family are welcome to meet with the church family at Blaine Christian Church on Sunday mornings.  Our usual schedule:  Praise And Worship Service begins at 8:30 am, Sunday School Classes (children 2 years old - adults) meet at 9:45 am, and a more Traditional/Blended Service begins at 11 am.  Separate activities (“Kid’s Kare”) are provided at both Services for children 3 years old - 1st grade.  Church’s email is  blainechurch@gmail.com; church’s website is www.blainechristianchurch.org


When:
Sunday, December 22, 2019 10:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:

 Blaine Christian Church

7018 Putney Road (corner of Joyfield & Putney Roads)

Arcadia, MI  49613 

For More Info:
Blaine Christian Church
231/352-9148
blainechurch@gmail.com
www.blainechristianchurch.org

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Saturday, January 25, 2020Chamber Event

2020 Annual Dinner

Join us at our Annual Dinner.  A great chance to network with your Chamber members.  A very fun progressive dinner starting at 5:30pm at The Fusion, moving to The Hotel Frankfort and then Dinghy's Restaurant.  Limited space, respond early!

When:
Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:30 PM thru 09:30 PM
Where:
Frankfort
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Friday, February 14, 2020Community Event

Valentine's Day 5 Course Wine Dinner

Join us on Friday, February 14th, 2020 for our Valentine's 5 Course Wine Dinner.

One Seating at 6:00pm
Price is $50.00 per person.  Reservations required. 


1st Course - Brie En Croute w/Apricot Glaze & Toasted Walnuts

2nd Course - Crab Cake w/Lemon Aioli

3rd Course - Caprese Salad w/Fresh Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil, Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar

4th Course  - Choice of One
w/Chef’s Veg & Roasted Redskin Potato’s
Filet Mignon w/Demi Glaze & Béarnaise Drizzle
OR
Shrimp Scampi w/Lemon Rice

5th Course - Salted Carmel Apple Crisp with Ludington Bay Salted  Carmel Stout infused Ice Cream

A 3oz Portion of Wine will be served with each course based on      Pairing and House Selection.

Please Inform us of any dietary needs when making a reservation, we can  accommodate most requests.


When:
Friday, February 14, 2020 6:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:

Hotel Frankfort & Restaurant

231 Main Street

Frankfort, MI 49635 

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Saturday, February 15, 2020Community Event

Wonderful Water: Stories, Facts, and Fun Activity Hour

Come and enjoy a “Wonderful Water: Stories, Facts, and Fun Activity Hour” in celebration of the 10th Benzie County Water Festival! We invite families to come and enjoy “waterful” stories, try simple water experiments, and make a glitter globe out of recycled materials! Free! Sponsored by the Benzie County Water Festival And The Betsie Valley District Library.

When:
Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:45 PM thru 02:45 PM
Where:
Betsie Valley District Library, 14744 Thompson Ave., Thompsonville, MI.

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Saturday, March 07, 2020Community Event

Mardi Gras on the Mountain

Mardi Gras on the Mountain
 

Beads, Beads & More Beads
Keep your eyes peeled, beads are everywhere! Collect all you can with games throughout the day.

Open-to-Close:  Dress up in your best purple, green and gold Mardi Gras attire and receive $10 off your Open-to-Close window lift ticket!

9am: On-hill Bead Search
9am: Find and ski with the Mardi Gras Jester

Noon - 5pm: DJ Dance Party, BBQ & Seafood Boil
Held slopeside on the Lodge Deck.

2pm: Stylin’ on the Slopes Costume Contest
Held at the Lodge slopeside tent. Top adult male and female will be crowned the King/Queen of the Mountain and win a 2020-21 Premier Season Pass!

2 - 5pm: Blue Moon at the Vista Lounge
Enjoy drink specials all afternoon from Blue Moon Brewing Company!

7pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge
Featuring the TC Knuckleheads!


When:
Saturday, March 07, 2020 9:00 AM thru 10:00 PM
Where:

 Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020Community Event

Planting Workshop: Balance Your Backyard with Trees, Bees &

Presenters include Tom Ford, naturalist & wildlife artist; Maddy Baroli, forest conservationist; and Kama Ross, district forester. Learn about a new program: Assisted Tree Range Expansion Project (ATREP)! Please pre-register by contacting the Benzie CD: 231-882-4391, aime@benziecd.org

When:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:30 PM thru 08:30 PM
Where:
Lake Ann Township Hall, Lake Ann MI
For More Info:
Aime Merizon
2318824391
aime@benziecd.org
www.benziecd.org

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Saturday, March 14, 2020Community Event

Spring Carnival

Spring Carnival
 

Open-to-Close: Dress up in your best luau attire and receive $10 off your Open-to-Close window lift ticket!

9:30am - 10:30am: Cardboard Classic Registration
Please review the rules prior to creating your sled. Held slopeside on the Lodge deck. 

Please note: Only two racers are allowed per sled. Helmets are required.  See Official Rules »?

10:30am: Cardboard Classic Creative Sled Contest
Build a sled using only cardboard and duct tape. Sleds must be pre-registered to participate in the Cardboard Classic. 

11am: Cardboard Classic Race
Held on Cheers To Lou slope.

11am - 1:30pm: Slush Cup Registration
Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

Noon - 5pm: DJ Dance Party and BBQ
Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

2pm: Slush Cup
Ski or ride through a giant pit of icy slush. Day of registration required at slopeside tent at least 30 minutes prior to the start time. Helmets are required. Rental gear is prohibited. Participants must be at least 12 years of age.

7pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge
Featuring Scarkazm, their mix of modern rock/metal covers blended with original songs are sure to keep the party going all night long.


When:
Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:00 AM thru 10:00 PM
Where:

 Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683 

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Saturday, March 21, 2020Community Event

Celts & Kayaks

Celts & Kayaks
 

Open-to-Close:  Dress up in your best St. Patrick's Day attire and receive $10 off your Open-to-Close window lift ticket!

9am - 4pm: Pot of Gold Challenge - Enter your best guess to win a Pot of Gold. Visit the Park at Water's Edge for details!

9am - 4pm: Look for the Leprechaun - The leaping Leprechaun comes once a year. Find him for good luck and an on-hill photo!

9:30am - 10:30am: Kayak on the Snow Registration
Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.  See Official Rules »?

11am: Kayak on the Snow Race
Compete for the best time! Equipment provided. Personal equipment is prohibited. Participants must have a helmet and be at least 8 years old. Registration required 30 minutes prior to the event starting.

11am - 1:30pm: Slush Cup Registration
Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

Noon - 5pm: DJ Dance Party and BBQ
Held slopeside on the Lodge Deck.

2pm: Slush Cup
Ski or ride through a giant pit of icy slush. Day of registration required at slopeside tent at least 30 minutes prior to the start time. Helmets are required. Rental gear is prohibited. Participants must be at least 12 years of age.

7 - 10pm: FREE Slopeside Concert featuring BRENA
BRENA, a five member group plays a variety of hits from the 1950's to today. Concert will be held slopeside near the base of Main Street, by the Crystal Clipper chairlift.


When:
Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:00 AM thru 10:00 PM
Where:

 Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683 

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Saturday, March 28, 2020Community Event

Retro Weekend

Retro Weekend

 Dust off the neon, ringer tees, gigantic jeans and vintage sweaters. Whatever your decade, it's time to bring it back for Retro Weekend at Crystal Mountain!

Open-to-Close:  Dress up in your best retro attire and receive $10 off your Open-to-Close window lift ticket!

11am: Thor's Challenge
Race straight up Thor! The male and female winners wins a 2020-2021 Season Pass. Finisher medals awarded to all that reach the top! Are you worthy? $20 per person includes March on the Mountain t-shirt. Day-of registration available at the slopeside tent.

Noon - 4pm: DJ Dance Party and BBQ
Held slopeside on the Lodge Deck.

1pm: Rubik's Cube Contest
Held at the slopeside tent.

5 - 8pm: Live Entertainment by Risque
Entertainment will be held slopeside near the base of Main Street, in the big tent near the Crystal Clipper chairlift.


When:
Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:00 AM thru 10:00 PM
Where:

 Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683 

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Frankfort Easter Egg Hunt - CANCELLED

Frankfort Easter Egg Hunt - CANCELLED
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED!  Fun Community Easter Egg Hunt with over 3,000 eggs and the Easter Bunny!

When:
Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:00 AM thru 10:02 AM
Where:
Mineral Springs Park
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Saturday, April 18, 2020Community Event

Spring Birding at Arcadia Marsh

Join Benzie Audubon Club members and friends on our annual spring bird-watching kick-off trip.  We will meet leader Doug Cook at the parking lot of the Arcadia Marsh Boardwalk (on M-22 in Arcadia, MI) at 9:00am on Saturday April 18, and check out the waterfowl and migrating birds.  Arcadia Marsh is one of the best birding spots in N.W. lower Michigan.  Visit www.benzieaudubon.org for more information, and to check for schedule changes.  There is no fee; all are welcome!

When:
Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
 Arcadia Marsh Boardwalk
For More Info:
Jay Peregrine
231-399-0103
www.benzieaudubon.org

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Saturday, April 25, 2020Community Event

Woodcocks and Frogs at Upper Herring Lake

Join Benzie Audubon Club members and friends Saturday April 25 as we look and listen for woodcocks and frogs in the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy's Upper Herring Lake Preserve.  We will meet leader Carl Freeman at 8:15 PM in the parking area of the preserve, which is off of M-22, accross from Matzinger Resort Rd, north of Watervale Road.  Visit www.benzieaudubon.org for more information, and to check for schedule changes.  There is no fee; all are welcome!

When:
Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:15 PM thru 10:15 PM
Where:
GTRLC Upper Herring Lake Preserve
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Monday, June 01, 2020Community Event

Frankfort Elberta Resturant Week - CANCELLED

This event is cancelled due to the corona virus state restictions.  It is possible we may try something in the fall.  Please check back.

Frankfort Elberta Restaurant Week highlights the dynamic and growing culinary offerings along scenic highway M-22 and historic Betsie Bay.

With over 20 establishments participating, from fresh baked breakfast treats to full service dining and everything in between, Frankfort Elberta Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to beat the summer crowds and discover what's fresh and hot on this year's menus.

The event will feature culinary creations from each participating restaurant, available at fixed price points of $15 and $25.  The pricing structure presents a simple choice for attendees while providing area chefs with the opportunity for menu creativity. We invite you to discover the delicious diversity of Frankfort Elberta Restaurant Week.

When:
from Monday, June 01, 2020 12:00 PM
thru Sunday, June 07, 2020 12:00 PM
Where:
Participating restaurants in Frankfort and Elberta.

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Saturday, June 13, 2020Community Event

Northern Michigan/Frankfort Walk for Lupas - CANCELLED

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED

Northern Michigan/Frankfort Walk for Lupas in Memory of Josephine VanHam
9 am  Registration & Silent Auction
10am  5K Walk Begins Along Beautiful Betsie Bay

When:
Saturday, June 13, 2020 9:58 AM thru 10:58 AM
Where:
Mineral Springs Park

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Frankfort 48 Film Festival - THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED


When:
from Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:01 PM
thru Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:01 PM

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Saturday, June 20, 2020Craft Fair

Frankfort Craft Fair 2020

Frankfort Craft Fair 2020

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS STATE RESTRICTIONS, WE ARE CANCELLING THE FRANKFORT CRAFT FAIR FOR 2020. Hope to see you next year.

 

 

 

Annual Outdoor Art Fair on Main Street. Car Show one block away.


When:
Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
Where:

517 Main Street

 

For More Info:
Joanne Bartley
231-352-7251
fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com

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Saturday, June 20, 2020Community Event

Frankfort Craft Fair - THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE CORONAVURIS STATE RESTRICTIONS - THE FRANKFORT CRAFT FAIR HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2020.

 

When you come to the Frankfort-Elberta area on June 20 you won't be disappointed. We are starting the summer season off with plenty of activities to enjoy! On Saturday, June 20th, the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Frankfort Craft Fair from 10 am - 4 pm. The Fair will be on Main Street in downtown Frankfort between 4th and 6th Streets. With over 75 booths of quality crafters & artists, you are sure to find that perfect gift or item for your home or garden. You can also check out the downtown retailers, restaurants and farmer's market at the same time! If you are a vendor that would like to participate in this wonderful Craft Fair we are still accepting applications. 

The Antique Vehicle & Muscle Car Show, sponsored by Crystal Lodge #270 of the Free and Accepted Masons, will be held in the same block as the Fair in Mineral Springs Park, also in downtown Frankfort. Registration begins at 8:00 am.

As always, Frankfort and Elberta have much to offer, so after you've enjoyed these events - check out the area! If you are interested in more information on these events and more, go to frankfort-elberta.com or contact the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-352-7251 or fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com.


When:
Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:00 AM thru 04:00 PM

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED - Antique Vehicle & Muscle Car Show

HAS BEEN CANCELLED TO CORONA VIRUS State Restrictions.

 

Masons Crystal Lodge annual car show in downtown Frankfort - craft show and farmer's market short blocks from car show.


When:
Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:28 PM
Where:
Mineral Springs Park

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Friday, June 26, 2020Community Event

Nitecrawler Hunt & Take a Kid Fishing - CANCELLED / MODIFIED

This fun family event can't occur this year as it has in the past, but don't let that stop you from getting the youngsters out fishing.

June 21-27th, 2020 will be Take a Kid Fishing Week

Plan a family fishing outing around Betsie Bay or on one of our many lakes and rivers, then share pictures of your day! At the end of the week we're going to award prizes in multiple categories Big Fish, Family Fun, Most Scenic Picture and Youngest/Oldest. You can send pictures via email to fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com or tag us on Facebook, Instagram and or Twitter




Springs Park in Downtown Frankfort.  The fun begins with a Nite-crawler Hunt on Friday.  The Kids gather at Mineral Springs Park at dusk with their flashlights, rain gear (just in case) and buckets to gather their WORMS!  Gotta have worms to go Fishin'.

Then, Saturday, bright and early, starting at 8 a.m., bring the whole family to enjoy a day of FISHING!   The kids will receive free t-shirts, free pizza (compliments of Frankfort A. Papano's Pizza), drinks & sweet treats compliments of Family Fare and Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce.  Kids!  Bring your fishing rod.  If you don't have one, we will...  More >>

When:
from Friday, June 26, 2020 10:00 PM
thru Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:00 PM

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