Civic Organizations, Non-Profits, and Schools
The Greater Port Austin Art & Placemaking Fund is a community led initiative to accomplish art and placemaking goals in and around Port Austin. The community feels that projects including barn art, visually creative crosswalks, bike racks, seating around town, and way finding signs are key to the business and tourism growth of Port Austin.
With trails open year-round (dawn to dusk) and free to the public, the Nature Center is located in Michigan's Thumb, in between the shoreline towns of Caseville and Port Austin.
We also offer learning programs throughout the season. Follow us on facebook for more.
Take M-25 to Oak Beach and turn south on Oak Beach Road. Loosemore Road will be on your left, turn down Loosemore and the Nature Center will be on the left about 1/4 mile down.
Our GPS coordinates are:
Latitude: 43.993405 Longitude: -83.119925
3336 Loosemore Road Port Austin, Michigan
"Rescuing children for Christ"
In Better Hands was founded because of our concern for the epidemic of child trafficking; which generates billions of dollars each year through exploitation. We work to protect children in Asia by rescuing or helping at-risk children who are abandoned, abused, hungry, in danger of being trafficked or have been trafficked.
Our vision is to minister to the lives of the children we rescue holistically; spiritually, physically, socially and educationally. Ultimately our desire is to instill a Christian foundation into their lives - rescuing them for Christ.
Each rescued child is provided good health and dental care, a well-balanced diet and a Christian education in a loving, secure family environment. Our ministry homes are purposely kept small, to less than ten children per home as a means of maintaining a nurturing family environment. We also provide families with support in feeding, educating and caring for their children; keeping families together whenever possible.
In Better Hands is a Christian 501c3 foundation dedicated to rescuing children at risk of being trafficked or who have been rescued from trafficking in Asia and placing them in a loving Christian home.
In Better Hands is an affiliate ministry partner of Free Methodist Church-USA.
P.O. Box 251 Bad Axe, MI 48413
The Junior Priscilla Club of Port Austin is an organization of women committed to the betterment of our community by effective action.
Follow our page to stay up to date with our work around the community!
PO Box 423 Port Austin, MI 48767
Port Austin Lions Club (# 4784)
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. Our 1.35 million members in 208 countries and geographic areas conduct vision, hearing and diabetes screenings, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, build parks, help youth and provide help in time of disaster.
Lions are groups of service-minded men and women who are interested in doing volunteer work to improve their communities. Membership is by invitation. If you're interested in being invited to join an existing Lions club, go to our Web site and select "Find a Club." Contact a club near you and express your interest in becoming a member.
Welcome to North Huron School where it is our mission to help all students become responsible learners in a safe and caring environment.
North Huron School is a K-12 school with an elementary office for students K-5 and and a secondary office for students 6-12
21 E. Main St. Kinde, MI 48445
Historical artifacts and displays; special programs; gift shop.
*Hours: April & May: Saturday & Sunday 1-4 | June-August: open daily 1-4 | September & October Saturday & Sunday 1-4 | November-March: closed, however special events and appointments may be arranged.
1424 Pointe Aux Barques Port Austin, MI 48467
The Port Austin Reef Light is a lighthouse off the shore of Lake Huron, about 2.5 miles north of Port Austin. Sitting on a rocky reef, which is just north of the tip of the Thumb and a real hazard to navigation, the Reef Light warns boaters of the shallow water.
8265 N. Van Dyke Rd. Port Austin, MI 48467
The mission of the Thumb Arts Guild is "the enrichment of life through active promotion and encouragement of art making and the appreciation of all phases of the arts."
Our mission further states, "as Guild members who believe the arts to be essential to a complete life, we will work to incorporate the arts into the public experience and develop artistic self-realization through opportunities for growth."
Stop here to find all of the most current information about The Arts in the Upper Thumb area.
The Thumb Arts Guild is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, established in June of 2001. Our members include artists and supporters of the arts throughout Huron County, Michigan. We pride ourselves in being able to sponsor and support opportunities to showcase the creativity that abounds in the upper thumb area.
Our success as an organization is evidenced by our growth from twenty-four original members to our current membership of over eighty!
Hall Rental call: 989.738.5080
The U & I club offers senior meals, weekly euchre, hall rentals, card parties, casino bus trips, and Michigan progressive Bingo.
Bingo: every Monday at 6:15pm | Euchre: Every Tuesday & Sunday at 7pm
Luncheons offered by the "Human Development Commission" every Tuesday & Thursday at noon. Open to everyone 60 or older. Must RSVP no later than the day before - Call 989.313.6480 Price: $2.50 Euchre after at 12:45
U & I Club meetings are on the 4th Wednesday of the month at noon. McDonald Family Foods caters this event. Price: $7.00. RSVP by Sunday prior to the meeting, call 989.428.3705
Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am - 4:00pm
8255 N. Van Dyke Rd. Port Austin, MI 48467