Charlevoix County events beginning Wednesday Dec. 2

DEC. 2
Charlevoix Area Hospital will be hosting the Wellness Wednesday Program from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2, in Classroom B of the hospital’s lower level. The Wellness Wednesday Health Screen includes: Total Cholesterol, HDL, ratio, and Glucose levels, Body Mass Index (BMI) score, Muscle and Fat Percentages, and a Blood Pressure reading. No fasting is required. However, if individuals are fasting, LDL and triglyceride levels can also be obtained. Cost for the service is $15. Hemoglobin A1C Levels are offered for known or borderline diabetics for an additional $5. All participants will receive a blood pressure log, pedometer and all test results at the time of the screening. Health consultation and educational materials will be adapted to individual results. No appointment is required. For more information, email or call (231) 547-8906.

DEC. 3
The Charlevoix County Planning Commission will hold their next regular meeting on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Room at the Charlevoix County Building, 203 Antrim Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720. The meeting is open to the public, and all who are interested are invited to attend. The tentative agenda is attached.

DEC. 3-11
Elementary/Middle schools
• Dec. 3, Kindergarten and 2nd grade Christmas program @ 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
• Dec. 7, Grades 1-3 Christmas program @ 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
• Dec. 11, 4th grade program @ 7 p.m.
All programs are held in the Boyne City Public Schools Performing Arts Center

Dec. 3 & 17
Concord Boyne Xmas Concerts
Concord Academy Boyne
• December 3, 5-12 grade band concert at 7 p.m.
• December 17, 5-12 grade choir holiday concert at 7 p.m.

Dec. 4 superbowl drawing
Humane Society fundraiser
Win a trip to Super Bowl 2016 in San Francisco, a 4-Night Stay with Airfare for two. Raffle tickets are $50 each and only 1000 are being sold. Experience includes: Round-trip coach class airfare for two from within the 48 contiguous states. Four night stay in a standard guest room in the San Francisco area. Round trip ground transportation between your hotel and the Super Bowl. Round trip airport transportation and 2 tickets to the 2016 Super Bowl on Sunday Feb. 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Drawing will take place at 4 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Charlevoix Area Humane Society. To purchase tickets call CAHS office at 582-6774 or email This raffle benefits the Charlevoix Area Humane Society.

Dec. 5
Christmas craft show
Holiday Hobby Craft Show, Boyne City High School, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 6
Jordan Valley band
Holiday Concert
Jordan Valley Community Band Holiday Concert. Sunday December 6th, 3:00 pm at the East Jordan High School. Includes music by Mannheim Steamroller, Tscaikowsky, Sousa and Dvorak. Join in for a Christmas Sing-A-Long followed by refreshments after the concert. Admission is FREE.

Dec. 16
Cvx Wind Ensemble
Holiday Concert
Wednesday December 16 7:00 pm at the First Congregational Church in Charlevoix. Directed by Dr. Timothy Topolewski and featuring euphonium solosit Edward Bahr performing Morceau de Concert by Camille Saint-Saens. Other music includes pieces by Gordon Jacob, Karl L. King and Johann Sebastian Bach. Please join the band members after the concert for light refreshments. Admission is FREE.

Dec. 17
Business After Hours
Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Porter Creek Fish House/Sommerset Pointe, cosponsored by Charlevoix State Bank, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Boyne area Christmas
Church Services
Boyne City 1st Presbyterian
• First Presbyterian Church of Boyne City will have a Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.
Boyne Valley Catholic
• Christmas Eve – 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at St. Matthew Church in Boyne City
• Christmas Morning – 9 a.m. at St. Augustine Church in Boyne Falls
Walloon Lake Community
• Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 6 p.m.
All are welcome for the combined Christmas Eve services of East Jordan Community Church and Walloon Lake Community Church. This service will be held at our Walloon Lake Campus. There will be no service on Christmas Day.
Walloon Lake Church
• Christmas Eve service on December 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at our Walloon Lake Community Church location.
First Baptist of Boyne
• The Boyne City First Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas with a 7 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 23 service. There will also be 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Dec. 27 services.
Genesis Church of Boyne
Christmas Eve Service will be Dec. 24 from 5p.m. to 5:30 p.m. by the town Christmas tree.

Jan. 21
Chamber Awards Banquet
Chamber Annual Meeting and Awards, Boyne Mountain Resort, 5 to 8 p.m. Great food, entertainment, live and silent auctions, business awards. Call the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce at 582-6222 or go to for more info.