Wednesdays during the summer
10 am to 10:30 am
June 12, 19, 26 & July 10, 17 and 24
Library Reading Buddies
Ardis Missaukee District Library.
Brought to you by the library and Missaukee Humane Society Kids Club…Adults and children are invited to visit the library to be partnered with a Reading Buddy. When the reading is finished, the participants will receive a prize to take home.

11 am to 2 pm Monday through Saturday
Shelter Reading Buddies – starts June 1st 
Come Read with an Animal!
Adults and children are invited to visit the shelter and read to the animals. Please call the library 839-166 or Missaukee Humane Society 839-3800 with any questions.

Fridays during the summer
10 am to noon (20 minute time slots available)
Shelter Buddies Reading Program
Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
1300 W. Conway Rd. , Harbor Springs
Help your child gain confidence in their reading skills this summer by reading to a shelter cat or dog every Friday at the shelter! This program is for children grades K-5. Simply schedule a 20-minute reading slot by calling ahead of time and hang out with a shelter animal in our reading room (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). Bring your own book or choose one from our library. Plus – participate in the Shelter Buddies Summer Reading Challenge. Have an avid reader? Read the five LTBHS selected books during the summer and students who complete the challenge will receive a Challenge t-shirts, group pizza party/shelter tour! There is no cost and the challenge is aimed at students grade 2-5. To learn more about the program and to sign up, stop by the shelter, go online at or call 231-622-6357.

JUNE 2018 

Thursday, June 14th, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network’s
Yappy Hour
at Pier 33 on the Cheboygan
Don’t miss Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network’s 8th annual Yappy Hour. Featuring a wine tasting, door prizes, wine glasses, decorating contest and scrumptious appetizers provided by Pier M-33. All attendees receive a FREE engraved wine glass courtesy of Coldwell Banker. Tickets are $30 each and are available at Mier M-33 in Cheboygan, Chillermania in Indian River, Paws Fur Fun in Mackinaw City, or from any NMARN board member. Call (231) 238-7297 for more information. Attendance limited to the first 150 people, so get your tickets now!

Saturday, June 16th, 9 am to 10 pm
Pups and Pals
Running Fit
300 E. Front St., Ste. 103
Traverse City
It’s that time of the month again! Time for PUPS AND PALS!! And group fun run/walk to raise money for the Cherryland Humane Society! $5 donation is suggested! Bring your well behaved four legged friend, kids, friends, anyone you know!! The more the merrier!! Refreshments will be provided for pup and their pals!! Click here for the FB event page.

Saturday, June 16th, 4 to 6 pm
Wagging Tails & Hiking Trails
Pelizzari Natural Area
6852 Center Road, Traverse City
Hike with a Cherryland adoptable dog! Come meet and greet our adoptable dogs and join us for a hike around the nature area! Wagging Tails & Hiking Trails is a new event to get our dogs out of the shelter and into nature for some fun! This is a great way to exercise our dogs and get them out into the public. While out of the shelter the dogs will be more relaxed, be able to open up, and be dogs! Please leave your dog at home, as we want to feature our rescue dogs and not overwhelm them with too much new activity. Please contact CHS for additional questions! 231-946-5116. Click here for FB event page.

Tuesday, June 19, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Vegetarian Cooking for your dog
Organa Community Co-op
260 E. 10th St., Traverse City
Calling all dog parents, foodies, and environmentalists! Join Oryana and Dr. Lisa Melling, DVM CVH of Good Harbor Holistic Veterinary Care for an evening of fun and education as she teaches you how to share healthy plant-based meals with your dog. With more than a decade of experience in home prepared diets for pets, Dr. Lisa will discuss how we can help our dogs improve their health and help the environment all at the same time by feeding them fresh, homemade, wholesome meals instead of processed dog kibble. The cost of the class is $10 and all proceeds will be donated to the Cherryland Humane Society to help support dogs and cats awaiting their forever home. Go to FB event page for info. on tickets.

Saturday, June 23rd, 1 to 4 pm
Horse North Rescue
Open House
20432 Richardson Rd.
Lake Ann
Learn about the rescue, meet the horses, enjoy light snacks and lend a hand.

JULY 2018 

Monday, July 3nd at 3 pm
Kids Turtle Race
(Cherry Festival Event)

F & M Park at Railroad & Washington Streets
A competitive event for kids, ages 3 to 12, to race their turtle. Bring your own special turtle or borrow one of ours to complete in the race. Registrations begins at 2:30pm. No Fee required

Tuesday, July 3rd, 10 am to noon
Kids Pet Show
(Cherry Festival Event)
F&M Park at Railroad & Washington Streets
One of the most popular kids events with registration from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Entries are open to “Live” pets, and categories include Ugliest Mutt, Best Dressed Pet, Most Unusual Pet, Fat Cat, Pet & Owner Look Alike, and Best Dressed Ensemble. Event is open to kids 3 – 12 yrs old. Animals must be under control by the participant. No fee required.

July 4th through August 12th
Great Lakes Equestrian Festival
Flintfields Horse Park
See website for more information – click here.

Wednesday, July 4th,
10-10:20 am, 12-12:20 pm, 2-2:20pm and 4 to 4:20 pm;
Thursday, July 5th,
10-10:20 am, 12-12:20 pm, 2-2:20pm and 4 to 4:20 pm;
Friday, July 6th,
10-10:20 am, 12-12:20 pm, 2-2:20pm and 4 to 4:20 pm;
Saturday, July 7th,
10-10:20 am, 1-1:20 pm, 3-3:20pm and 5 to 5:20 pm;
Great American Duck Race
Clinch Park
(Cherry Festival Event)
You can’t watch ducks race with out smiling!” This unique show offers a free family fun and educational experience with the Mallard Duck. Sixteen children (and maybe some adults) are chosen to release ducks in the race track. Prizes are awarded. This unique show offers a free family fun and educational experience with the Mallard Duck. Sixteen children (and maybe some adults) are chosen to release ducks in the race track. Prizes are awarded.

Thursday, July 5th
11am / 1pm / 3pm / 5pm
Ultimate Air Dogs
Traverse City West End Park Beach Volleyball Courts on Grandview Parkway
The annual National Cherry Festival, Ultimate Air Dogs competition is always a huge success, featuring nearly one hundred “dog athletes” and their proud owner/trainers competing for advancement in the regional competition.

Friday, July 6th
10am / 1pm / 3pm
Ultimate Air Dogs

Saturday, July 7th
10am / 12pm / 2pm
Ultimate Air Dogs

AUGUST 2018 

Saturday, August 4th, 2 to 8 pm
Silver Muzzle Cottage Fundraiser
Pawtographs For Pooches event
Lakeside Resort and Conference Center
Houghton, MI
Tim Maile, author, ghost hunter and dog lover will host this event to benefit Silver Muzzle Cottage. Ticket prices and additional information will be announce soon on the Silver Muzzle Cottage Facebook page. 

Saturday, August 4th, noon to 6 pm
Woofstock Pet & Music Festival
at Mackinaw Trial Winery
A day of pets, love and music. Bands, open mic, dog show, pet agility demos, dog pulling competition, dog games, doxie derbie, food, vendors, kids’ bounce house, silent auction. Musical lineup to be determined.

Thursday, August 16th
Dining for PAWS
Charlevoix Humane Society FUndraiser
Host a dinner party, ask guests to donate, gather to dance and celebrate, rescue shelter animals.

August 16th
Dining for Paws at
Sommetset Pointe
Charlevoix Area Humane Society Fundraiser
More information to come

Saturday, August 18th, 11 am to 3 pm
H.A.N.D.D.S. to the Rescue’s
Bark at the Park
Hull Park, Traverse City
(behind the TC Library)
Fun for the whole family! Silent auction, adoptions, agility course and vendors.


September 229th
Great Pumpkin Run
5K Fun Run/Walk
Charlevoix Area Humane Society
More information to come


December 14th
Big Raffle Drawing
Charlevoix Area Humane Society
More information to come





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