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ALPENA — In addition to its regular weekly programming, the Alpena Community College Lifelong Learners Association has several special programs scheduled for next week.

Many programs are offered via Zoom and in person. For the Zoom link to any of the programs, email These programs are open to the public. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

The ship that time forgot

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, join ALL in person and via Zoom at the Mr. Briggs Center for The Ship That Time Forgot.

In May 1953, the freighter Henry Steinbrenner sank in a storm on Lake Superior with the loss of 17 sailors. However, her story was largely ignored after the first headlines immediately following her sinking. Come learn about her loss and the dramatic rescue of 16 of her crew and remember a veteran lake boat that was forgotten by history.

As a local history teacher and part-time sailor on the Great Lakes, Jeff Thomas draws on these two experiences to tell the story of Great Lakes shipwrecks. He finds the small details that bring stories to life in a storytelling experience that puts the viewer “in the moment” of these dramatic narratives.

Hike in search

dwarf lake iris

Thursday at 10am join Mark Kinney for the Spitler Nature Area hike in search of dwarf lake iris.

Meet at Spitler Shore Nature Area in Près Isle. From Alpena, take US-23 to Grand Lake Road to Almost Isle. Turn right onto Kauffman Road. Continue for about half a mile until you see the Natural Area sign on the left. Kinney recommends participants park on the road berm on the side of the road (best to turn around and park).

The over 50 wooded acres of the Spitler Shores Natural Area overlook Lake Huron. It includes a diverse forest with many species of waterfowl. Participants will walk about a mile through the woods, then switch to adjacent trails in the Crystal Point area of ​​thePresque Isle Harbor Association to view Dwarf Iris Lake.

The group will then proceed to the Birch Hill Store for lunch. Buy a lunch or bring a lunch bag. Birch Hill can serve you when you arrive or order at or call 989-595-0595. In case of rain, this hike will be postponed to Saturday, May 14. Kinney expects a three-mile hike with lower cost options.

Mark Kinney has lived with his wife Nancy on Près Isle for over 20 years and has hiked all of these woods many times. He loves photographing nature.

moveable party

At 1 p.m. on Friday, May 13, join ALL at Applebee’s, 1468 M-32 West.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar offers a lively and casual dining experience combining simple and mouth-watering American dishes, classic drinks and local drafts. Consider bringing a friend and introduce EVERYONE. Just let the office (989-358-7207) or Sue Nagy know you’re coming.

youtube videos

To enjoy over 70 recorded past programs, go to YouTube and type in the search box: Association of Lifelong Learners at Alpena Community College.

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