2018 Winter Workshops

The Winter Workshops have been a huge success and we hope to offer them every winter. The fun educational workshops are held at the CRAF Center for area students.

  • January 6, 2018 ~ Cooking - Learn kitchen skills and try tasty recipes
  • January 20, 2018 ~ Electronics - Lego Robotics, Roominates, Ozobots, and more.
  • February 3, 2018 ~ STEM Experiments - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • February 17, 2018 ~ STEM Skills - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • March 3, 2018 ~ Art Project - Have fun creating a masterpiece
  • March 17, 2018 ~ Game Day - Initiative games and problem solving activities

NOTE: High School students can earn volunteer service hours. For more info, call Sue at: 989-390-3816

How to Register

Register at mi.4honline.com in January.

If you have not previously registered through this online system:

  • Create a family profile
  • Add each child to the profile
  • Add the club and project that each child wants to attend

For more information, contact:

  • Sue Jock sue.jock@gmail.com or (989)390-3816
  • CRAF Center (989)275-4975

This series is a joint effort of RMRA and MSU Extension

2018 Gazebo Concert Series

The Summer Gazebo Concerts are held on the lawn of the CRAF Center and sponsored by RMRA

Printable 2018 Gazebo Concert Series Schedule (PDF)

All concerts dates fall on a Wednesday. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. “rain or shine” at the Gazebo on the lawn of the CRAF Center in Roscommon (or in the CRAF Center gym in inclement weather). Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments will be available. Concerts are free to the public, however, a goodwill offering is taken to meet incidental expenses.

Concerts are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Region 3 Northeast Re-granting Agency. Radio announcements are provided by Blarney Stone Broadcasting and WUPS.

JUNE 6
The Jazz Collective - This group of young artist are ages thirteen to eighteen which are students from Roscommon High School. Over the years they have made numerous award winning appearances at The NMU Jazz festival, The Alma College Jazz Festival, wowing audiences wherever they go with their high energy shows that run the gamut from Duke Ellington to Steely Dan. You are sure to enjoy this show that these young people put on!
JUNE 20
Jill Jack Trio - Jill Jack’s magical connection to her audience is the result of her musical gift. With a Bonnie Raitt or Sheryl Crow style, Jill sings Americana, folk rock with influences of pop, rock, country and blues. By combining her gifts as a conceptual visionary with a warm gathering of musical influences, Jill touches that secret hart of ours with her melodies and lyrics. Much of her charming stage presence and emotive songwriting is connecting and a measure of a true songwriter open to all of life.
JULY 11
Ray Kamalay and his Red Hot Peppers - In the early 1930’s America enjoyed a heyday of small band jazz, the likes of which it has not seen since. This group is reminiscent of this peculiar era. With some of the finest players in the United States, they play this music with all the excitement and sentiment typical of the period. Ray has worked in association with many fine artists, including Joel Mabus, Johnny Frigo, James Dapogny, Betty Joplin, Jethro Burns, and Ralphe and Howard Armstrong. In 1997, Ray’s work with Ralphe and Howard Armstrong was nominated for the W. C. Handy Award.
JULY 25
The Ol’ MicroTones - Formerly known as - I Ham Wes - A long time ago in northern Michigan there was a band called the Microtones. They had the dance floors packed to rockin’ reggae and ska beats until they stopped touring and gigging in 1986. The two forming members Don Julin and Wes Ivan are back at again with a few of Traverse City’s best musicians rounding out this reggae style jam band. Expect tight vocals, rock solid grooves, and long jams when The Ol’ Microtones come to town.
AUGUST 8
Bob Hausler - Award winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, and entertainer Bob Hausler has entertained thousands of people in his career. He has opened for such artists as; Eric Church, the Mavericks, Neil McCoy, Sawyer Brown, Tracy Lawrence, Diamond Rio, Chris Cagle, and many more. As a session guitarist he has played on hundreds of recordings. An emotional singer, Bob loves to let the song come from the heart. At home in front of a crowd of thousands or in the intimate setting of a small club, he performs with energy and soul. Known for his high-spirited performance and endless energy, Bob reaches out to his audience in a very personal way.
AUGUST 22
Blues Mobile - Blues Mobile is focused on music born in the U.S.A., both original tunes and classics. Playing the blues with a nice mix of Motown, R&B, and a lean toward rock ‘n roll, Blues Mobile creates an atmosphere of letting the good times roll while appealing to a diverse audience.