Alpena Civic Theatre auditions, shows set

Alpena Civic Theatre will hold open auditions for “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at 401 River St. in Alpena.

Casting will be done for 13 men and seven women. Singers should bring music. For more information, contact Pat Jacques at 989-356-9225. The show is scheduled to run from May 9 to 19.

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” has been rescheduled to show one weekend this summer, after extended illness of cast members led to the cancellation of the show in January.

The play is scheduled to run July 18 to 21. For tickets, call the box office at 989-354-3624.

Student art open house Sun. at TBAC Gallery

An open house for Melody Zelazny’s art students will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Thunder Bay Arts Council Gallery, 127 W. Chisholm St. in Alpena.

Art will be on display made by students from four area elementary schools: Ella White, Hinks, Sanborn and Wilson.

Bowling for kids

tonight in Alpena

This year’s Mentoring for Kids’ Sake Bowling Party takes place tonight, beginning at 6 p.m. at Thunder Bowl Lanes in Alpena. This annual fundraiser is the primary source of income supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Alpena’s mentoring program, Club Bigs.

Grab three or four friends, collect at least $20 in donations per bowler from friends, family members, neighbors and/or colleagues, and select the time your team wants to bowl either from 6 to 7 p.m. or from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Prizes will be given for best team name, lowest and highest scores, and there will be 50/50 raffles.

The minimum $20 contribution covers one game, shoes, two drink tickets, and a T-shirt. Come on out and support the local youth of the community.

For more information, call the Boys & Girls Club at 989-356-0214.

Book reviews with Emily at Olivet

Upcoming dates and book titles for Book Reviews with Emily at Olivet Book & Gift will be from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Saturday: “Walking With Henry: Big Lessons From a Little Donkey” by Rachel Anne Ridge.

April 13: “How The Light Gets In” by Jolina Petersheim.

April 27: “Grateful American” by Gary Sinise, and “Send Down The Rain” by Charles Martin.

Ossineke Eagles charity dinner for T. Howes

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Ossineke Eagles is hosting a benefit dinner for fellow Eagle and bartender Teresa Howes, who is battling cancer.

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. March 22, followed by raffles, games, music and more fun.

The public is invited to attend this event, at the Eagles hall, 6848 U.S. 23 in Spruce, just a half-mile north of Chippewa Point grocery store.

Dinner will be $10 per person.

Hillman chili cook-off winners announced

The Hillman VFW 2356 held its 13th annual chili cook-off March 9, with between 25 and 30 people in attendance.

John Klein won for the best hot chili and Dorothy Youngski was voted the best regular chili.

State Trooper Chuck Collier, Deputy Josh Smith and Hank Hensley were judges.

Garden Club meeting and party held

The Alpena Garden Club met on March 4 for a St. Patrick’s Day party.

Serving on the committee were Sally Okhuysen, Linda Russell, April Rondeau and Geri Skiba.

It was decided once again to take part in the Kiwanis Club Avenue of Flags at the Duck Park.

The ACC Planters have begun planting for the upcoming glorification of the town.

Speaker for the luncheon was Judy McNeill, a registered dietitian/nutritionist, gave an in-depth talk on the Alcona County Farm to Fork initiative, emphasizing the importance of producing, consuming and spreading the word of the value of fresh local foods.

The next Alpena Garden Club meeting will be April 1 at the 19th Hole.

Bridge Club winners


Alpena Bridge Club winners this week were Maxine Moran and Marge French in first place, Deanna Brege in second, and Fred Woolman and Marcy Sherman in third place.

The group meets at 12:45 p.m. every Monday at First United Methodist Church in Alpena.