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      Feb. 1 to 27 - Winter Charm Exhibit
      City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center, Peter White Public Library

      Deadline to Submit Entries is Thursday, Jan 28 by 5 p.m.

      Exhibit Runs Feb 1-27

      Opening Reception on Feb 4 from 6-8 p.m.

      The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is accepting entries for February's Winter Charm exhibit. Artwork that embodies the spirit of our wintery climate will be accepted. This is a non-juried exhibition open to the public, all media is welcomed.

      The exhibition will be held at the Peter White Public Library in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery located at 217 N. Front Street, February 1 through February 27. There will be a reception on Thursday, February 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. Artists and the public are welcome to attend.

      Entry forms and guidelines for the show can be picked up at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center. Artwork that is ready to be hung (with entry form attached) should be submitted to the Arts and Culture Center by Thursday, January 28 before 5 p.m. Artists will pick up their work in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery on Saturday, February 27 between 1 and 5 p.m.

      Winter Charm is an annual art exhibition made possible by the Lake Superior Art Association, the MACC, the Peter White Public Library, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

      The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.

      Feb. 2 to 26 - February Art Exhibits: Paul Rose and Paulette Car
      Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Peter White Public Library

      The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its February LSAA Gallery exhibition by photographer, Paul Rose. Paul began studying photography in the early 70s at the Detroit Center for Creative Studies where he graduated with his Bachelor of Fine Arts. Following graduation, he went on to study with noted photographers Ansel Adams, Robert Vigiletti, and Steve Benson. Since then, he has continued to capture the life around him, with incredible attention to the shapes and values of each scene.

      The February SmallWorks Gallery will feature work by multimedia artist, Paulette Carr. As a young girl, Paulette began her exploration of the creative world with garment construction. Since then she has created everything from art quilts and doll clothes, to her daughter's hand beaded wedding gown. In 2012, when her daughter was diagnosed for a second time with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and required a stem cell transplant, Paulette found peace in mixed media art. Combining drawings with paint and collage allowed her to take a step away from her worries, even if it was just for a short while. Three and a half years later, her daughter is doing very well and Paulette continues to create beautiful mixed media art.

      There will be a combined artist reception on Thursday, February 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. which coincides with Lake Superior Art Association's Winter Charm reception at the Huron Mountain Club Gallery in the Peter White Public Library. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be provided.

      Feb. 9 - Clinic Services
      Marquette County Health Department
      8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing, Family Planning, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening, STD, and Health Services from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      Feb. 9 - 2's & 3's Storytime
      Peter White Public Library
      10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

      Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and activities. Free. Ages 2 &3. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 9 - Story & Craft Hour
      Peter White Public Library
      1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

      Children ages 4 and up are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 9 - Tot Tuesday
      Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library
      1 p.m.

      Join us every Tuesday at 1pm for stories, songs, and crafts perfect for preschoolers.

      Feb. 9 - LEGO Club
      Peter White Public Library
      4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

      LEGO Club for ages 5 and up. Listen to stories and work with others to build Lego projects. Free. LEGOs provided. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 9 - Tech Topics
      Peter White Public Library
      7 p.m.

      Reference Staff at the Peter White Public Library continue to offer Tuesday Night Computer Classes beginning February 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to highlight online services. Four classes will be offered in February.

      "Download e-Books & Audio Books" on the 2nd and 16th will demonstrate how to use the OverDrive application with our electronic titles. "Photos to Facebook" on the 9th and 23rd will show how to upload pictures to the Internet.

      Classes run 50 minutes and will be held in the Computer Lab on the upper level of the library. Please bring personal electronic devices with you to class. Contact the PWPL Reference Desk at 226-4312 if you have questions.

      Feb. 10 - WIC Clinic
      Marquette County Health Department
      8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

      Feb. 10 - Book Babies
      Peter White Public Library
      10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

      Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months and stay for a playtime afterwards. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 10 - Teen Advisory Board
      Peter White Public Library
      4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

      Everyone in grades 9 to 12 is invited to help plan the library's Masquerade Ball for high school students. Talk about books, meet new people and get some volunteer experience! Free of charge. For more info, please call 226-4323 or visit www.pwpl.info.

      Feb. 11 - WIC Clinic
      Marquette County Health Department
      8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

      Feb. 11 - 2's & 3's Storytime
      Peter White Public Library
      10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

      Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and activities. Free. Ages 2 &3. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 11 - Blood Drive
      UPHS-Bell, Ishpeming
      11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

      The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Thursday February 11 @ UPHS-Bell conference room from 11:00-1:00. For an appointment call Amber Brancheau @ 485-2610.

      Feb. 11 - Transition Marquette County Reading Group
      Peter White Public Library
      2 p.m.

      The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will be discussing "Braiding Sweetgrass" by Robin Wall Kimmerer, on Thursday, February 11, at a new time this month only, 2pm, in the Conference Room at Peter White Public Library. Robin Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated botany professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

      This was the diversity read at NMU last year, and Robin Kimmerer spoke on campus. She calls herself "a traveler between scientific and traditional ways of knowing." It's a beautifully written book about humanity's relationship to the rest of nature.

      Everyone is welcome to join us - it would help if you had at least started to read the book! For more information call 226-3314 or email mqtchaz@gmail.com

      Feb. 11 - STEM Program
      Peter White Public Library
      4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

      Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for grades K through 8th. We will be building with robotic LEGOS and robots, while learning basic computer coding this month. Students will be grouped according to grade level. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 11 - Second Thursday Creativity Series - Art with a Heart
      Upper Peninsula Children's Museum
      5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

      There will be a variety of hands-on activities including crafts, creative snacks, unexpected music and much more.

      Free with admission or membership.

      Thursday is also Dominos Pizza Night at the Museum so order your pizza before 5:30 by calling 226-3911 and it will be delivered during the event. The cost per pizza is $6 (includes tip)

      Feb. 11 - Dog Nights
      Peter White Public Library
      6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

      All children are invited to come and read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog. Free, no registration required. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 11 - Building Hope Concert: An Evening with Lady Day
      Peter White Public Library
      7 p.m.

      The Building Hope in Uncertain Times series continues with "An Evening with Lady Day" a concert honoring the music of Billie Holiday featuring vocalist Kirsten Gustafson accompanied by Dave Ziegner on the bass and Phil Lynch at the piano on Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library's Community room.

      Holiday was nicknamed 'Lady Day' and had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Holiday's song "Crazy He Calls Me" contains the lyric "the impossible will take a little while" which is the title of the book the Building Hope program series is centered on.

      A jazz vocalist, Kirsten Gustafson hails from Newberry, went on to perform and record in Chicago for several years and also had a chance to sing at the prestigious Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Eventually, she returned home to the Upper Peninsula where she partnered with Dave Ziegner, whom she had met earlier in Chicago.

      Bassist Dave Ziegner grew up in Chicago and Detroit, came to Marquette as a young adult, and later moved to San Francisco. Now a local music instructor, Ziegner plays a variety of instruments and is part of a number of groups including Conga Se Menne, Dave & Derrell and Slave to Gravity. Gustafson and Ziegner have collaborated on a recording titled "So Many Stars."

      Pianist Phil Lynch is a gifted composer and jazz pianist, who also teaches psychology, government and economics at Escanaba High School. He is the author of the book "Live Like Louis - Lessons for Life from the Life and Music of Louis Armstrong."

      The Building Hope program series is based Paul Rogat Loeb's inspiring collection of essays The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times, which includes poetry in each chapter. The program series offers a variety of events to encourage and work toward positive change within our community.

      There is no admission charge to the event thanks to sponsorship by the Marquette County Community Foundation, PWPL Friends and Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library, and the Emerick Family Fund of the Marquette County Community Foundation.

      More information can be found on the library's website at www.pwpl.info or call 906-226-4318.

      Feb. 11 - Lomax Project
      Reynolds Recital Hall
      7 p.m.

      Join the Northern Nights series as they present Jayme Stone's Lomax Project Thursday, Feb. 11 in Reynolds Recital Hall. This collaboration brings together some of North America's most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. Buy tickets now to ensure a seat at this wonderful event!

      Prices are as follows: Students/Under 18 - $5 advance/$6 door/$17 season; NMU Faculty & Staff/Seniors 60+ - $15 advance

      Feb. 11 through 20 - Fringe Festival
      NMU, Marquette
      7:30 p.m. / Saturday Matinee: 1 p.m.

      Four different theatrical pieces performed, produced, and directed by the students of the Theatre and Entertainment Arts program at NMU switch back and forth every evening! Come to more than one show to get the experience of a Fringe Fest!

      Ticket Prices: General Public $15, General Student $10, NMU Student $5
      Location: James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre

      Feb. 12 & 13 - Sagola Township Sportsmens Club Gun Show
      Sagola Township Sportsmens Clubhouse
      Fri: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Sat: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

      Admission if $5 and food is available for a reasonable price.

      Feb. 12 - Clinic Services
      Marquette County Health Department
      8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing, and Immunizations from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A WIC Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      Feb. 12 - Digital Tech Help Drop-in
      Peter White Public Library
      4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

      Members of the Northern Michigan University's Association of Information Technology Professionals student group will be available to lend a hand for anyone with technology operating problems at a new time on Fridays, February 12 and 19 from 4:00-6:00pm in the Peter White Public Library Shiras room.

      There has been a time change to accommodate student class schedules this semester. After NMU's spring break, the sessions will resume and run on Friday afternoons from March 4 through April 15 from 4:00- 6:00pm.

      This drop in opportunity is for anyone having problems getting their laptops, tablets, e-readers, phones and other digital equipment up and running. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge for this service.

      For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

      Feb. 12 - Friday Story Hour
      Peter White Public Library
      4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

      Kids of all ages and a loving adult are welcome to attend a fun Friday afternoon storytime. Enjoy some great stories and a simple craft afterwards with a different theme each week. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 12 - UP 200 Family "Warm Up" Party
      Upper Peninsula Children's Museum
      5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

      Come in to get ready for the big start of the U.P. 200!

      There will be a slice of pizza and a cookie for $1.00, plus hot chocolate and plenty of sled dog-themed activities.

      Free with admission or membership.

      Feb. 12 - UP200 & Midnight Run Warm Up Party
      Marquette Commons
      7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

      Between and during races, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority will be hosting a warm up party at the Marquette Commons on South Third Street. Warm refreshments and food will be available and the party will feature live entertainment by local musicians Jim and Ray.

      The UP200, an Iditarod qualifying race, is one of America's premier 12-dog, mid-distance sled dog races and draws mushers from around the United States and Canada. Coinciding with the UP200 is the eight-dog Midnight Run, a race from Marquette to Chatham and returning to Marquette . The Midnight Run, or MNR, draws premier teams wanting to test their skill on a technically challenging trail.

      Celebrate the start of both races in Downtown Marquette, beginning with the Opening Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in front of The Mining Journal on the 200 block of West Washington Street. Join Walt Lindala and Frida Waara in welcoming sponsors, representatives and spectators to the race, while the Marquette Male Chorus gives a special performance. UP200 teams will hit the trail at 7 p.m., followed by Midnight Run teams at 8 p.m. The race route is set on Washington Street, heading east along Lakeshore Boulevard.

      Feb. 13 - St. Anthony 14th Annual Fishing Derby
      East Side Beach, Oconto Falls, WI
      7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

      St. Anthony School 14th annual ice fishing derby will be held Saturday February 13, 2016 in Oconto Falls at the Eastside beach on Main Street from 7:00am to 3:30pm. There is a $50 prize for 1st place fish for bass, crappie, panfish, and northern in both the adult and youth categories. Registration is $5 and will also enter you into a drawing for $200 to be held at 3:30. Warm food, beverages, raffles, and lots of prizes will be available throughout the day. Prizes include; a generator, electric smoker, fishing gear, meat, tools, cash, and much more! Kids can enter a free prize giveaway to be held at 1pm. St. Anthony School is in its 102nd year of school this year and offers preschool to 5th grade Catholic education to Oconto Falls and the surrounding communities. Come and join us for this fun filled family event! Contact Kim at 1-920-373-5455

      Feb. 13 - Dentistry from the Heart - A Day of Free Dental Care for Those in Need
      John Fornetti Dental Center, Iron Mountain
      8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

      The John Fornetti Dental Center will present Dentistry From The Heart on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Dentistry From The Heart provides free dental care to those in need. Each year since 2001, dentists from around the country donate their time and services to provide free dental care to their communities.

      Dr. John and Dr. Dan Fornetti, along with their team of employees, volunteers and sponsors will be hosting their 10th annual Dentistry From The Heart on Saturday February 13th, 2015. Those, over age 18, in need of dental care will be able to choose between one free extraction, filling, or hygiene cleaning. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and patients will be seen on a first come, first served basis until 3:00 p.m.

      The media is invited to join the many volunteers and patients to spread free smiles across Iron Mountain through Dentistry From The Heart at The John Fornetti Dental Center. We are turning our parking lot into an outdoor waiting room, with a heated waiting area and burn barrels, but please remember to bundle up and stay warm.

      In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart started with New Port Richey dentist Dr. Vincent J. Monticciolo as a way to giving back to the community and provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. The John Fornetti Dental Center's 2015 event was able to serve 161 people, providing over 282 procedures, and over $48,600 in services donated.

      Dentistry From The Heart will be held at The John Fornetti Dental Center, located at 100 S. Stephenson Avenue, Iron Mountain, MI. from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering their services for the event can find more information by calling (906) 774-0100 or visiting us on the web at www.drjohnfornetti.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/drjohnfornetti.

      Feb. 13 - Super Saturdays
      Peter White Public Library
      11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

      Children and parents are welcome to drop-in for rotating programs (Music Mania, Dad and Me, and Stretch and Learn) featuring books, activities, games, and music. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 13 - Kaleidoscope Educational Fun Fair
      NMU Superior Dome
      12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

      Kaleidoscope 2016, the educational fun fair for children, will be held Saturday, February 13th from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the NMU Superior Dome in Marquette.

      The fair features youth groups and organizations hosting crafts, games, fascinating displays, and many hands-on, fun educational activities for kids pre-K through eighth-grade. The NMU Seaborg Center Starlab will be on hand, as well as the National Weather Service, Kid Kite, Marquette Food Cooperative, U.P. Trappers and Superiorland Pet Partners. Several dance studios will perform, NMU Physics Club will provide rides on a pendulum, Marquette-Alger Reading Council will feature a book and comic making project, and much, much more!

      The cost of admission is $1 per person.

      Vendor registration form requests can be emailed to: kaleidoscopefunfair@yahoo.com. There is no cost to host a booth, but no sale items are allowed and activities must be educational for the age range of pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade.

      The deadline to register is January 22nd, 2016.

      For more information, please contact Carl Bammert at the Superior Dome (#906-227-2465) or Jan Hutchens (evenings only: #906-869-4811).

      Feb. 13 - Family Film & BYO Munchies: Ponyo
      Peter White Public Library
      1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

      From Studio Ghibli comes this enchanting film, winner of the 2009 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year, loosely based on the tale of the Little Mermaid. Ponyo, a goldfish-girl lives with her wizard father. She befriends the 5 year-old boy Ssuke, and wants to become a human girl. A wonderful film for kids and families, rated G. Free & open to the public. Bring snacks or a lunch if you wish. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 13 - Maple Syrup Beginners Course
      Gwinn Community Center
      2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

      Free, No Cost.
      Register by Contacting: Alan Cook
      acookmadison@gmail.com
      608-381-3802

      Feb. 13 - Italian Night Buffet
      Church of Resurrection, Hancock
      3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

      Prices $15 adults-$8.00 students under 5 eat free

      The funds raised will be used for the youth of our parish to go on a retreat in July.

      Feb. 13 - Almost Home Animal Shelter Cause for Paws
      Oak Crest Golf Course, Norway
      5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

      Dinner, drinks, raffles, silent auction and door prizes. Ticket price: $20. Tickets available at local banks and shelter.

      Feb. 13 - "Under the Northern Star" One Act Play
      Calumet Theatre
      7 p.m.

      The Calumet High School Drama Club will be competing in the Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association statewide competition in Grand Rapids, performing Under the Northern Star, an original one-act play about the unique heritage of our area, written for the competition by local playwright Kris Kyro. The play will be performed locally and the public is invited and encouraged to attend one or both of the performances.'

      Admission is free, but DONATIONS are appreciated. These performances are a fundraiser to help cover travel expenses for the trip to states.

      Feb. 13 - 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser
      Negaunee Elk's Lodge
      7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

      The Negaunee Lady Elks are hosting their 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser. Tickets are $15 at the door. Admission includes three glasses of wine, a souvenir wine glass and hot and cold h'orderves. There will be prize drawings and entertainment by Pierre Ogea.

      Feb. 14 - All You Can Eat Breakfast
      American Legion Post #50, Iron Mountain
      8 a.m.

      The American Legion Post #50, 916 River Ave., Iron Mountain will be having their All You Can Eat Breakfast, Sunday, February 14th from 8am until noon.. We will be serving:Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, French Toast, Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Potatoes, Biscuits & Gravy, Milk, Juice and Coffee. The cost is $8.00 per adult, $4.00 children ages 6-10, and Free for children ages 5 & under. This event is open to the public

      Feb. 14 - Gwinn VFW Post 5670 and Men's Auxiliary Breakfast Buffet
      Gwinn VFW Club
      9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

      $9 for adults / $5 children 10 and under

      Menu: Pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice and milk

      Feb. 14 - Kids Sled Dog Race
      Lower Harbor, Marquette
      12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

      Feb. 14 - Love Yourself Hip Hop Workshop
      Studio Dance Arts, Marquette
      5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

      LOCATION: Studio Dance Arts (2684 Hwy 41 West Marquette, MI)
      Ages 8-13: 5-6:30pm, Ages 14 and up: 7-9pm
      COST: Pre-register (call 906-379-0525): 7$ Drop in: 10$
      WHO: Choreographers Kayla and Lauren Kurzawa

      ALL ABILITIES WELCOME!!!

      We will be teaching fun moves such as lean and dab, do it like me, the whip and fun dance combos you can pull out at your next dance!!! Feel free to repost!

      ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO LOCAL CHARITY, ENDING HUNGER ALLIANCE MARQUETTE (EHAM)

      Feb. 16 - Clinic Services
      Marquette County Health Department
      8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing, Family Planning, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening, STD, and Health Services from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      Feb. 16 - 2's & 3's Storytime
      Peter White Public Library
      10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

      Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and activities. Free. Ages 2 &3. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 16 - Matinee Movie: Mr Holmes
      Peter White Public Library
      12:30 p.m.

      Peter White Public Library's Matinee Movie series continues on Tuesday, February 16 at 12:30pm with a screening of "Mr. Holmes" in the library's Community room.

      Ian McKellen stars as an aged, retired Sherlock Holmes who deals with early dementia as he tries to remember both his final case and a mysterious woman whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.

      Co-starring Laura Linney and Milo Parker, "Mr. Holmes" is based on the novel " A Slight Trick of the Mind" by Mitch Cullin. The film has been nominated for 9 independent and film critic awards, was released in 2015, is rated PG and 104 minutes.

      Matinee Movie welcomes the public to bring their own lunch and enjoy a film in a dinner theater setting. Closed captioning will be on to ensure access for all.

      There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

      Feb. 16 - Story & Craft Hour
      Peter White Public Library
      1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

      Children ages 4 and up are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 16 - Tot Tuesday
      Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library
      1 p.m.

      Join us every Tuesday at 1pm for stories, songs, and crafts perfect for preschoolers.

      Feb. 16 - Blood Drive
      Baraga County Memorial Hospital
      2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

      The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a bloodmobile blood drive on Tuesday February 16 @ Baraga Co. Memorial Hospital from 2:00-6:00. For an appointment call Polly Manning @ 524-3322.

      Feb. 16 - LEGO Club
      Peter White Public Library
      4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

      LEGO Club for ages 5 and up. Listen to stories and work with others to build Lego projects. Free. LEGOs provided. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 16 - BYO Dinner Theater: Infinitely Polar Bear
      Peter White Public Library
      6 p.m.

      Peter White Public Library invites film fans to a BYO Dinner Theater event on Tuesday, February 16 for a screening of "Infinitely Polar Bear" at 6:00pm in the library's Community room.

      Mark Ruffalo stars as a manic-depressive mess of a father who tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier. Ruffalo earned a Best Actor Golden Globe Award nomination for his work in this film.

      Costarring Zoe Saldana, this comedy/drama premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released in U.S. theaters in June 2015. The film is R for language and runs for 90 minutes.

      Viewers are welcome to bring their own takeout meal to enjoy in a dinner theater setting.

      There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

      Feb. 16 - Tech Topics
      Peter White Public Library
      7 p.m.

      Reference Staff at the Peter White Public Library continue to offer Tuesday Night Computer Classes beginning February 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to highlight online services. Four classes will be offered in February.

      "Download e-Books & Audio Books" on the 2nd and 16th will demonstrate how to use the OverDrive application with our electronic titles. "Photos to Facebook" on the 9th and 23rd will show how to upload pictures to the Internet.

      Classes run 50 minutes and will be held in the Computer Lab on the upper level of the library. Please bring personal electronic devices with you to class. Contact the PWPL Reference Desk at 226-4312 if you have questions.

      Feb. 17 - WIC Clinic
      Marquette County Health Department
      8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

      Feb. 17 - Book Babies
      Peter White Public Library
      10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

      Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months and stay for a playtime afterwards. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 17 - Blood Drive
      Grace Lutheran Church, Gwinn
      2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

      The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a bloodmobile blood drive on Wednesday February 17 @ Grace Lutheran Church from 2:00-5:00. For an appointment call Joyce Styer @ 346-7595.

      Feb. 17 - Teen Creative Writing Workshop
      Peter White Public Library
      3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

      Budding authors in grades 6 to 12 are invited to share their writing and receive feedback from their peers, along with tips from NMU English major Dakota Van Linden. Free of charge. For more info, call 226-4323 or visit www.pwpl.info.

      Feb. 17 - City Open House
      Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Peter White Public Library
      4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

      Community members are invited to the City of Marquette Open House at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street.

      Meet City Commissioners, and staff, including Policemen, the Canine Unit, Firemen, the City Manager and City partners. Attendees can look forward to raffle drawings, giveaways, snacks and refreshments. Additionally, children of all ages can learn about their city with several hands-on activities like filling this year's sticker passport, testing their microbiology skills with the Wastewater Department, or exploring their own neighborhood with the Geographic Information System used by the Engineering Department.

      Feb. 17 - Partnering to Preserve the Past: Fifteen Years of Archaeological Investigation within Grand Island National Recreation Area
      Marquette Regional History Center
      7 p.m.

      Hiawatha Forest Heritage Program Manager Eric Drake will discuss the archeological research done on Grand Island since 2001. This research is the result of a partnership between the National Forest and Illinois State University and will highlight excavations from the Late Archaic to Woodland period and what future research might take place. Join us for this unique opportunity to look at the fascinating early history of Grand Island. $5 suggested donation. For more info visit, marquettehistory.org or call 906.226.3571.

      Feb. 17 - Partnering with the Past: Fifteen Years of Archaeological Investigation within the Grand Island National Recreation Area
      Marquette Regional History Center.
      7 p.m.

      Hiawatha Forest Heritage Program Manager Eric Drake will discuss the archeological research done on Grand Island since 2001. This research is the result of a partnership between the National Forest and Illinois State University and will highlight excavations from the Late Archaic to Woodland period and what future research might take place. Join us for this unique opportunity to look at the fascinating early history of Grand Island. $5 suggested donation. For more info visit, marquettehistory.org or call 906.226.3571.

      Feb. 17 - Snowbound Book Club
      Snowbound Books, Marquette
      7:30 p.m.

      The Snowbound Book Club will discuss the novel A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Everyone welcome.

      Feb. 18 - Clinic Services
      Marquette County Health Department
      8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing, and Immunizations from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A WIC Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      Feb. 18 - Blood Drive
      MJ Electric, Iron Mountain
      10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

      The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Thursday February 18 @ MJ Electric from 10:00-1:00. For an appointment call Sandy Moore @ 776-4486.

      Feb. 18 - 2's & 3's Storytime
      Peter White Public Library
      10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

      Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and activities. Free. Ages 2 &3. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 18 - STEM Program
      Peter White Public Library
      4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

      Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for grades K through 8th. We will be building with robotic LEGOS and robots, while learning basic computer coding this month. Students will be grouped according to grade level. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 18 - Outside the Lines: Adult Coloring Club
      Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library
      6 p.m.

      Join us for a fun and relaxing adult coloring book program! We will provide some coloring pages and utensils but feel free to bring your own!

      Feb. 18 - Dog Nights
      Peter White Public Library
      6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

      All children are invited to come and read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog. Free, no registration required. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 18 - Modern Classic Film: The Queen
      Peter White Public Library
      6:30 p.m.

      Peter White Public Library invites viewers to a free screening of the modern classic film "The Queen" on Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 pm in the library's Community Room.

      This biographical drama takes place in 1997 after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, played by Helen Mirren, struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

      Costarring Michael Sheen as British Prime Minister Tony Blair and James Cromwell as Prince Phillip, this film features Helen Mirren's Academy Award and Golden Globe Award Best Actress winning performance.

      A six time Oscar nominee, "The Queen" was released in 2006, is rated PG-13, and runs for 103 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.

      There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

      Feb. 19 & 20 - Snowmobile Show & Ride
      Naubinway

      Feb. 19 & 20, 2016. It's our 24th Annual weekend of fun with the old sleds in Naubinway, MI, located 45 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge on US 2 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

      Friday - 7:30am till 9:30am - Breakfast at the Naubinway Pavilion (1 block south of the blinking light on US 2), sponsored by the Top of the Lake Communities Assoc.

      Friday - 11:00am - Ride leaving from the Museum area. Ride 12 miles to Cranberry Lodge, on the Hiawatha Sportsman's Club, for an eventful afternoon with lots of "sled talk" plus a guided ride through the woods on private trails, just like the good-old-days. All snowmobiles & riders are welcome. (Please note the later start time)

      Friday - 3:00-8:00pm - Get-together at the new museum building or go on a short Night Ride beginning at 6:45pm.

      Saturday - 10am-3pm. Display of all sleds in downtown Naubinway. Free registration will be at the Snowmobile Museum, on the north side of US 2. Bring whatever machine you have. This is a fun event. We do award a plaque for Favorite Featured Sled on Sat. night.

      Banquet from 4:30-6:00 at the Engadine/Garfield Town Hall with a presentation on the featured sled (Alouette), raffle drawings and an auction, with the proceeds going to the Top of the Lake Museum Building Fund. We would appreciate any donations for the auction. All donations are tax deductible.

      Sunday - 12:00am. Trailer sleds to St. Ignace and ride the Ice Bridge to Mackinac Island (ice conditions permitting). This is not a Museum sponsored event. Anyone is welcome to join in the ride.

      For more info, call Charlie at 906-477-6192, the Museum at 906-477-6298, or email info@snowmobilemuseum.com.

      Raffle drawing will be held at 6:30pm at the Engadine/Garfield Township Hall during the Banquet. Get your tickets ahead of time!

      Lodging:

      Naubinway adoba hotel Naubinway (formerly the King's Motel) Located across the street from the museum. Covered Parking available for sleds. Renovated Rooms - Fresh Breakfast included

      Visit - www.adobanaubinway.com or call 313.645.7256

      Camper parking space will be available - 477-6298 (bring a generator)

      Country Girl Diner & Rooms - 477-6359

      Beaudoin's House - 477-6242 This house is available to rent here in Naubinway, and it would be excellent for our show weekend. It will sleep at least 6 and more if they don't mind sleeping bags. It is furnished and very close to Naubinway. Please call Gene at 906-477-6242 and leave a message. He will get back to you in the evenings.

      Feb. 19 - Clinic Services
      Marquette County Health Department
      8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing, and Immunizations from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A WIC Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      Feb. 19 - Library Lapsit
      Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library
      10:30 a.m.

      A program for our littlest patrons and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes followed by a playtime

      Feb. 19 - Blood Drive
      Tadych's Econo Foods, Marquette
      12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

      The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a bloodmobile blood drive on Friday February 19 @ Tadych's Econo Foods from 12:00-3:00. For an appointment call Alison McCormick @ 226-3500.

      Feb. 19 - Digital Tech Help Drop-in
      Peter White Public Library
      4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

      Members of the Northern Michigan University's Association of Information Technology Professionals student group will be available to lend a hand for anyone with technology operating problems at a new time on Fridays, February 12 and 19 from 4:00-6:00pm in the Peter White Public Library Shiras room.

      There has been a time change to accommodate student class schedules this semester. After NMU's spring break, the sessions will resume and run on Friday afternoons from March 4 through April 15 from 4:00- 6:00pm.

      This drop in opportunity is for anyone having problems getting their laptops, tablets, e-readers, phones and other digital equipment up and running. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge for this service.

      For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

      Feb. 19 - Friday Story Hour
      Peter White Public Library
      4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

      Kids of all ages and a loving adult are welcome to attend a fun Friday afternoon storytime. Enjoy some great stories and a simple craft afterwards with a different theme each week. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 19 - Live Clue Mystery Night
      Peter White Public Library
      7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

      All students ages 9 to 14 are welcome. Come to the library after hours to play a live-action version of the classic board game Clue, with an Alice in Wonderland twist. Find out which "Wonderland" character killed Mr. Boddy. Live Clue is free of charge, but advance registration is required. Call 226-4323 to register.

      Feb. 20 - Pancake / French Toast Breakfast
      Sacred Heart Church, Calumet
      8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

      The Keweenaw Catholic Community Religious Ed. Program will be holding their annual fundraising Pancake/French Toast Breakfast on Saturday, February 20th , from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church, 56512 Rockland St., Calumet. The Tickets are $5.00, and children five and under are Free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. There will also be a Bake Sale and Prize Drawings at the Breakfast. For more information, contact 337-0810.

      Feb. 20 - "First Ladies" Brunch
      Federated Women's Clubhouse, Marquette
      10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

      American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold a "First Ladies" Brunch on February 20, 2016 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm to celebrate President;s Day.at the Federated Women;s Clubhouse 104 W Ridge Street, Marquette. Bring a fact or story about your favorite First Lady to share. Members are asked to bring Quiche, Muffins or Fruit for salad. Guests/ Public Welcome. Contact Meg Goodrich 906-226-8920

      Feb. 20 - Super Saturdays
      Peter White Public Library
      11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

      Children and parents are welcome to drop-in for rotating programs (Music Mania, Dad and Me, and Stretch and Learn) featuring books, activities, games, and music. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 20 - Saturday at the Center: Rock Collecting
      Marquette Regional History Center
      11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

      This month we are hosting the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club. See impressive rock collections close up and try hands on activities, great for all ages. Find out how to get started rock collecting and how to identify rocks in our Upper Peninsula region. Come out to our popular Saturday at the Center, for a fun and educational event day in the museum galleries and throughout the Center. Included with admission or membership at the Sponsor level or above.

      Presentations on rock collecting at 11:30 and again at 1:00.

      Feb. 20 - Building Hope Writing Workshop: Personal Writing, Community and Citizenship
      Peter White Public Library
      12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

      The Building Hope in Uncertain Times series presents the writing workshop "Personal Writing, Community, and Citizenship " led by Jill Darling, PhD on Saturday, February 20 from 12:00-4:00pm in the Peter White Public Library's Shiras room.

      Workshop participants will discuss connections between personal experience, writing, and social engagement using the essays in Section 6: The Global Stage of The Impossible Will Take a Little While. Crafting short pieces of creative personal nonfiction will be followed by discussion on how to turn personal experiences and interests into strong and evocative pieces of writing. The workshop will also consider possibilities for writing as social action in the world.

      Participants need not have prior experience with creative or essay writing but simply be willing to share and learn. Ideas and examples from previous sections of The Impossible Will Take a Little While will be welcome in the discussions.

      Workshop leader, Jill Darling has authored poetry collections, collaborative chapbooks and had poems, essays and short fiction published in numerous journals. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State, a Ph.D. in Twentieth Century American Literature and Culture Studies from Wayne State. She has been teaching creative and academic writing, and literature classes, for over 15 years at universities including Eastern Michigan and University of Michigan-Dearborn. More information and links to her work online can be found at http://jilldarling.com.

      To register for the workshop call Margaret Boyle, PWPL Programming Coordinator at 906-226-4318 or email mboyle@pwpl.info. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

      There is no admission charge to attend the workshop thanks to sponsorship by the Marquette County Community Foundation, PWPL Friends and Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library, and the Emerick Family Fund of the Marquette County Community Foundation.

      The Building Hope program series is based Paul Rogat Loeb's inspiring collection of essays The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times. The nine month series offers a variety of events to encourage and work toward positive change within our community. More information can be found on the library's website at www.pwpl.info or call 906-226-4318.

      Feb. 20 - Snow Burst 2016
      Porcupiune Mountains Ski Hill
      12:30 p.m.

      Activities include:
      Kids Activities
      Snowshoes and ski trail park trivia
      Snowshoe Fun Run 12:30 p.m.
      Guided Snowshoe Hike 1 p.m.
      Horse Drawn Wagon Rides 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
      Giant Slalom Race 3 p.m.
      Live Music 5 p.m.
      Pasta Dinner 6 p.m.
      Lantern Lit Ski and Snowshoe Trail 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
      Fireworks at DARK

      Feb. 20 - Book Signing: Wolf's Mouth
      Snowbound Books, Marquette
      1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

      Snowbound Books will host local author John Smolens who will be signing of his new UP based novel Wolf's Mouth.

      Feb. 20 - Downtown Showdown Rail Jam
      Downtown Marquette
      3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

      Save the Date: On February 20, the streets of Downtown Marquette become covered with snow for the Downtown Showdown Ski & Snowboard Rail Jam. The 100 block of North Front Street serves as the location for the event. Fans and competitors will be gathered steps away from Lake Superior, bringing the excitement of the ski hill to the historic streets of Marquette.

      To find out more information as it becomes available visit: http://downtownmarquette.org/downtown-showdown-rail-jam or www.facebook.com/downtownshowdown.

      Feb. 21 - Rock Lions February Breakfast Buffet
      Rock Lions Club, Rock
      9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

      The Rock Lions monthly THIRD-SUNDAY, ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT breakfast buffet will take place on Sunday, February 21st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rock Lions Club on Hwy. M-35 in Rock. The buffet includes eggs prepared to order and omelets, bacon, sausage, ham, hash brown potatoes, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, French toast, English muffins, cereal, a variety of fruits, lots of dessert items, and coffee, tea, milk and juice. Adults $8, ages 6 - 12, $5, ages 5 and under eat free. The monthly breakfast is held at the Rock Lions Clubhouse. The facility is available for rent by calling Jerry at 356-6475. The Rock Lions Club is a non-profit service organization that provides funding for charitable organizations and local needs.

      Feb. 21 - Escanaba High School Baseball Team Spaghetti Dinner
      Elks Lodge, Escanaba
      11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

      The cost is $6.00 for eat in or take out. Raffles and 50/0 will be available also. The proceeds will benefit the High School Baseball team which is a self-funded sport.

      If you have any questions about the event, please contact Sharon Willette at teamwillette@yahoo.com or by phone, 906-399-0267.

      Feb. 21 - 3rd Annual Wellness Fair
      Gwinn High School
      1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

      Please join us to get fit & healthy; mind, body, and soul!

      Fun for the Entire Family & Free

      3rd Annual Chili Cook Off

      Local Restaurants compete for

      Gwinn Area's Favorite Chili!

      NEW THIS YEAR: LEGO BUILDING CONTEST

      Feb. 22 - Clinic Services
      Marquette County Health Department
      8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing, and Immunizations from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A WIC Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      Feb. 22 - Book Babies
      Peter White Public Library
      10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

      Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months and stay for a playtime afterwards. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 22 - Harry Potter Fan Club Grades 2-5
      Peter White Public Library
      4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

      All Muggles in grades 2 through 5 are invited to come talk the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter and do fun activities and games. Free of charge. Open to the public. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 23 - Clinic Services
      Marquette County Health Department
      8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing, Family Planning, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening, STD, and Health Services from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      Feb. 23 - 2's & 3's Storytime
      Peter White Public Library
      10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

      Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and activities. Free. Ages 2 &3. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 23 - FSA Federal Farm Program Update
      Houghton County MSU Extension Office
      1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

      Area farmers are invited to an educational program to learn about changes in the Farm Service Agency farm programs. For your convenience, the meeting is being repeated in 3 locations on February 23, 25 and March 1. Topics of discussion will include changes to the CRP-Grasslands program, NRCS grazing plans, federal non-insured crop disaster assistance (NAP), the federal livestock indemnity program and other federal farm programs of interest. Farmers will learn about improved opportunities under the CRP-Grasslands program and other federal farm programs, including NRCS grazing plans. Presentations will be made by local FSA director Susan DeVoe, NRCS district conservationists Allison George and Craig Aho and MSU Extension educator Jim Isleib. There will be plenty of time to ask questions.

      Feb. 23 - Story & Craft Hour
      Peter White Public Library
      1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

      Children ages 4 and up are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 23 - Tot Tuesday
      Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library
      1 p.m.

      Join us every Tuesday at 1pm for stories, songs, and crafts perfect for preschoolers.

      Feb. 23 - LEGO Club
      Peter White Public Library
      4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

      LEGO Club for ages 5 and up. Listen to stories and work with others to build Lego projects. Free. LEGOs provided. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 23 - Tech Topics
      Peter White Public Library
      7 p.m.

      Reference Staff at the Peter White Public Library continue to offer Tuesday Night Computer Classes beginning February 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to highlight online services. Four classes will be offered in February.

      "Download e-Books & Audio Books" on the 2nd and 16th will demonstrate how to use the OverDrive application with our electronic titles. "Photos to Facebook" on the 9th and 23rd will show how to upload pictures to the Internet.

      Classes run 50 minutes and will be held in the Computer Lab on the upper level of the library. Please bring personal electronic devices with you to class. Contact the PWPL Reference Desk at 226-4312 if you have questions.

      Feb. 24 - WIC Clinic
      Marquette County Health Department
      8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

      Feb. 24 - Book Babies
      Peter White Public Library
      10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

      Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months and stay for a playtime afterwards. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 24 - Blood Drive
      Jeffers High School, Painsdale
      11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

      The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a bloodmobile blood drive on Wednesday February 24 @ Jeffers High School from 11:00-2:00. For an appointment call Lindsey Johnson @ 906-231-5326.

      Feb. 24 - Teen Harry Potter Fan Club
      Peter White Public Library
      4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

      All Muggles in grades 6 to 12 are invited for a magical mix of Harry Potter talk and wizardly activities. This month's meeting will focus on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Free of charge. For more info, please call 226-4323 or visit www.pwpl.info.

      Feb. 24 - Marquette Regional History Center Annual Meeting and Social
      Marquette Regional History Center
      6:30 p.m.

      The annual meeting celebrates the History Center's 2015 accomplishments and informs the public of all the exciting programming for 2016. Find out who our new board members are, and who will be the recipients of the esteemed "Peter White" award and the "Helen Longyear Paul" award for contribution to local history. The Marquette Regional History Center began the awards program in 1984 to recognize and foster preservation and enhancement of the history of Marquette County. The Helen Longyear Paul Award is given to individuals and the Peter White Award honors foundations, businesses and organizations. Marquette County has a proud heritage and there are many who have worked to interpret, preserve and share it.

      Light refreshments will be offered. This meeting is free and great way for the community to find out what the Marquette Regional History Center is all about! For more information please visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571.

      Feb. 25 - WIC Clinic
      Marquette County Health Department
      8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

      Feb. 25 - 2's & 3's Storytime
      Peter White Public Library
      10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

      Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and activities. Free. Ages 2 &3. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 25 - Blood Drive
      Aspirus Grand View, Ironwood
      11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

      The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Thursday February 25 @ Aspirus Grand View's conference room from 11:00-3:00. For an appointment call Alicia cook @ 932-7627.

      Feb. 25 - FSA Federal Farm Program Update
      Bergland Township Fire Hall
      1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

      Area farmers are invited to an educational program to learn about changes in the Farm Service Agency farm programs. For your convenience, the meeting is being repeated in 3 locations on February 23, 25 and March 1. Topics of discussion will include changes to the CRP-Grasslands program, NRCS grazing plans, federal non-insured crop disaster assistance (NAP), the federal livestock indemnity program and other federal farm programs of interest. Farmers will learn about improved opportunities under the CRP-Grasslands program and other federal farm programs, including NRCS grazing plans. Presentations will be made by local FSA director Susan DeVoe, NRCS district conservationists Allison George and Craig Aho and MSU Extension educator Jim Isleib. There will be plenty of time to ask questions.

      Feb. 25 - STEM Program
      Peter White Public Library
      4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

      Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for grades K through 8th. We will be building with robotic LEGOS and robots, while learning basic computer coding this month. Students will be grouped according to grade level. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 25 - Dog Nights
      Peter White Public Library
      6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

      All children are invited to come and read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog. Free, no registration required. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 26 - Clinic Services
      Marquette County Health Department
      8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing, and Immunizations from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A WIC Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      Feb. 26 - Blood Drive
      Westwood High School, Ishpeming
      10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

      The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a bloodmobile blood drive on Friday February 26 @ Westwood High School from 10:00-2:00. For an appointment call Ms. Balzarini @ 485-1023.

      Feb. 26 - Friday Story Hour
      Peter White Public Library
      4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

      Kids of all ages and a loving adult are welcome to attend a fun Friday afternoon storytime. Enjoy some great stories and a simple craft afterwards with a different theme each week. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 27 - Pet Handler Class
      8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

      SuperiorLand Pet Partners, an affiliate of Pet Partners Therapy Group, is holding a handler class in Marquette. The class is a prerequisite for Team Testing which qualifies a handler/pet team to register nationally as pet therapy volunteers. For more information and to register for the class call Mary Lee at 906-226-3712 or email Jo at Jogerrish4@gmail.com.

      Feb. 27 - Super Saturdays
      Peter White Public Library
      11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

      Children and parents are welcome to drop-in for rotating programs (Music Mania, Dad and Me, and Stretch and Learn) featuring books, activities, games, and music. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 27 - Dessert Festival
      Gwinn United Methodist
      1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

      The Gwinn United Methodist will hold it's annual Dessert Festival on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in its church.

      The event is FREE to the public.

      Music and a Quilt display will be featured.

      Feb. 29 - Clinic Services
      Marquette County Health Department
      8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing, and Immunizations from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A WIC Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      Feb. 29 - Book Babies
      Peter White Public Library
      10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

      Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months and stay for a playtime afterwards. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

      Feb. 29 - Blood Drive
      Maplewood Baptist Academy, Kinross
      2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

      The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a bloodmobile blood drive on Monday February 29 @ Maplewood Baptist Academy from 2:00-5:00. For an appointment call Emma/Tammy Bell @ (906)-440-0939 or (906)-632-0098.

      Feb. 29 - Relay for Life of Delta County Kickoff
      Delta Plaza Mall Food Court
      6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

      Team registration, event information, participant registration, track selection and theme registration.

      For more information, contact Traci at (906) 789-0179

      Feb. 29 - Take a Leap in Conservation: Marquette County Conservation District and Partner Update
      Peter White Public Library
      6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

      The Marquette County Conservation District (MCCD) will be hosting a Leap Day event on Monday, February 29th at the Peter White Public Library from 6:00 to 8:30pm. The event will feature updates from your local conservation district and partners. We are also pleased to feature Stephen Handler, a climate change specialist, from the Northern Research Station-Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science speak about "Climate Change and UP Forests: Risks, opportunities, and ways to adapt". Please come and enjoy this free and informative evening with the MCCD and partners!

      Contact us to register or for more information!
      780 Commerce Drive, Suite C
      Marquette, MI 49855
      906-226-2461 ext. 102

      or join us on Facebook

      March 1 - FSA Federal Farm Program Update
      Menominee County Extension Office, Stephenson
      1 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT

      Area farmers are invited to an educational program to learn about changes in the Farm Service Agency farm programs. For your convenience, the meeting is being repeated in 3 locations on February 23, 25 and March 1. Topics of discussion will include changes to the CRP-Grasslands program, NRCS grazing plans, federal non-insured crop disaster assistance (NAP), the federal livestock indemnity program and other federal farm programs of interest. Farmers will learn about improved opportunities under the CRP-Grasslands program and other federal farm programs, including NRCS grazing plans. Presentations will be made by local FSA director Susan DeVoe, NRCS district conservationists Allison George and Craig Aho and MSU Extension educator Jim Isleib. There will be plenty of time to ask questions.

      March 2 - Northern Vegans Dinner
      Landmark Inn, Marquette
      6 p.m.

      Join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner at the Pub on the first floor in the Landmark Inn at 230 N. Front St in Marquette at 6 PM on Wednesday, March 2nd. Order a vegan dinner off the Landmark's Pub menu. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit www.northernvegans.com and the Northern Vegans' Facebook page or call 236-1279 or 475-5516 for more information.

      March 3 - "Let's Get Moving at the Library!"
      Negaunee Public Library
      4:30 p.m.

      The Negaunee Public Library is offering a storytime and exercise program each month. Tonya Marra Allen, a local fitness coach, will present her fun "Let's Get Moving at the Library!" program at 4:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, January-April 2016. This program is for children ages 3-8 years. Allen has also presented her programs at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library, Headstart, Aspen Ridge Elementary School, and Wyatt's World. For more information about Allen, find her on Facebook as "Being Healthy Is Fun: Family Fitness with Coach Tonya."

      March 4 / 5 / 6 - "The Wizard of Oz" Superior Arts Youth Theatre
      Kaufman Auditorium
      7 p.m. / 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. / 1 p.m.

      Superior Arts Youth Theater invites you to follow the yellow brick road to our production of "The Wizard of Oz" at Kaufman Auditorium! Tickets are now on sale through the NMU ticketing outlets for the production which will take place on March 4-6, 2016. Shows times are as follows: Friday March 4th at 7:00pm, Saturday March 5th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm, and Sunday March 6th at 1:00pm.

      The Wizard of Oz written By L. Frank Baum is a family favorite with music by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. This show will bring you from Kansas into the Wonderful Land of Oz where Dorothy Gale played by Hanna Numinen and her little dog Toto will find what lies over the rainbow. This fun family musical introduces us to some quirky characters who help Dorothy along her path such as the Tin Man (Ricky Vermeulen), the Scarecrow (Kees Gray), and the Cowardly Lion (Patrick McCommons). The five travelers must face their fears with help of Glinda the Good Witch (Mallory Grugin) and follow the yellow brick road to help Dorothy find her way home. Along the way they meet The Wicked Witch of the West (Kayla Grugin), The Wizard of Oz (Benny Veres), and many interesting characters such as the dancing Poppies, Crows, Munchkins, Ozians, Trees, and even Flying Monkeys! This show will feature over 100 youth performers in amazing dance numbers choreographed by Jill Grundstrom and Jacob DeLong, vocal direction by Jeff Bruning as well as a full pit orchestra conducted by Betsy Grugin playing your favorites such as Over the Rainbow, Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead, and The Merry Old Land of Oz!

      You do not want to miss out on this production so GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Wizard of Oz will be playing at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette starting on Friday, March 4th 2016 at 7:00pm and running Saturday, March 5th 2016 at 1:00pm & 7:00pm, and Sunday, March 6th at 1:00pm.

      SAY Theater is located in Marquette, Michigan and serves the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Open to youth between the ages of 3-18 years, SAY Theater produces a series of performances each year. These range from full productions at the beautiful Kaufman Auditorium to variety shows and performing as part of other community events.

      The mission statement of the Superior Arts Youth Theater (SAY Theater) is to empower young people through performance arts, education and the creation of outstanding theatrical and musical art. Our youth theatre has been based on the following belief: Young people gain confidence and learn responsibility, commitment and teamwork skills that are critical to their success in school and in life.

      Seating is reserved and no refunds or exchanges will be accepted. Tickets are $14 per adult/senior and $8 per child. Tickets are on sale at all NMU Ticketing Outlets, online at nmu.edu/tickets or by calling (906) 227-1032.

      For more information, please call (906) 362-6453, Facebook: Superior Arts Youth Theater, onine at www.saytheater.org or email saytheater@gmail.com.

      March 5 - Gladstone Pub Crawl
      Sand Bar, Gladstone
      4 p.m.

      Everyone is invited. It's a walking poker run to local businesses.

      "Minute to Win It" games, bucket auction and more!

      Many chances to be a winner and have fun doing it!

      March 5 - Snowshoeing with Sasquatch
      L'Anse Township Park
      4:30 p.m.

      Hike, Hot Cocoa, Bonfire, S'mores, Free Admission

      Everyone is invited, Believers, Skeptics and Bigfoots. Hike or snowhoe Cathy's Path or Soup's Loop and enjoy refreshments. Bring your camera to capture a photo with the North Woods Icon. Suggested admission is non-perishable food item for Baraga County's needy.

      This is sponsored by Baraga County Trails in Motion.

      March 5 - NMU and MTU Alum and Friends Pre-Game Party
      Vandament Arena
      5 p.m.

      Northern Michigan University and Michigan Technological University alumni and friends are invited to join together for a pre-party at 5pm in the Vandament Arena before the Saturday, March 5 hockey game.

      There will be food, photo booth, fun, prizes, trivia, Wildcat Willy, Blizzard T, as well as a cash bar featuring local craft beer.

      Tickets can be purchased from any NMU Ticket Outlet or Tech Huskylink. Prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12, and 2 and under are free.

      The pre-game party is co-hosted by the NMU and MTU Alumni Associations.

      March 6 - Benefit for Jakoby Stockwill
      Bark River Senior Center, Bark River
      11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

      A benefit for Jakoby Stockwill, son of Whitney Corrigan and Dustin Stockwill, is being planned for Sunday, March 6 at the Bark River Senior Center. Jakoby was born with a congenital heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot. At 3.5 months old, Jakoby underwent an extensive and intensive open-heart surgery at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee to repair his heart defects and repair his pulmonary valve. Recently, it was determined that he will need a second open-heart surgery to repair additional heart defects. The benefit is being planned by family and friends to help defray travel and medical expenses. Matching funds will be provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

      A spaghetti dinner is being planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET). There will be music throughout the day provided by Chance Encounters along with a bake sale, raffles, 50/50 and live auctions. The live auction will begin at 5 p.m.

      An account has been set up at Peninsula Federal Credit Union in Escanaba for monetary donations (checks made to Jakoby Stockwill). We are currently seeking any and all donations for the March 6 benefit. Whatever you can donate for the benefit would be greatly appreciated. Please call Benefit Chairperson Doreen Bower to arrange for pick up of any donations at (906) 466-0155 or Sherry Corrigan at (906) 789-9667.

      March 9 - Northern Nights: Dervish
      Kaufman Auditorium
      7:30 p.m.

      Iconic Sligo Ireland music group, Dervish is a multi-award-winning Irish folk group first started in 1989.

      Dervish concert performances are a myriad of tones and moods ranging from high energy tunes, played with fluidity and intuitiveness, to beautifully measured songs from charming lyrics of life and love, to inspiring melodies that lift audiences from their seats.

      Advance Tickets Students/Under 18 - $5 Faculty & Staff/Seniors 60+ - $15 General Public - $20 Tickets at the Door Students/Kids - $6 Faculty/Staff/Seniors 60+ - $17 General Public - $22

      March 11 - Keith Secola Concert
      Vandament Arena, NMU Campus
      7 p.m.

      March 12 - "Learning to Walk Together"
      Vandament Area, NMU Campus
      12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

      23rd annual "Learning to Walk Together" traditional pow wow Saturday, March 12 Vandament Area - NMU Campus - Marquette, MI Host Drum - Bahweting Singers Head Veteran Dancer - Glen Bressette, Sr.

      Head Female Dancer - Julie Whitepigeon
      Head Male Dancer - Ray Cadotte

      March 12 - Smear Tournament
      Florence Community Center
      5 p.m.

      The Florence County Fair will be holding two smear tournaments this year on Saturday, January 30th and Saturday, March 12th at the Florence Community Center. Both tournaments begin at 6 p.m.

      Registration will begin at 5 p.m. The fee to enter is $10.00 per person. They are two person teams.

      The tournament will be a 4-point smear game and prizes will be awarded for 1st to 5th places. There will also be door prizes drawn after the tournament.

      A small luncheon will be available for purchase along with beverages (soda and beer). Bake sale items provided by local bakers will be available as well. Popcorn provided. No carry-ins admitted.

      All proceeds will go to support the building and ground improvements at the Fair Park including paying off the loan for the new pavilion/beer stand which was built in 2013.

      March 21 to 23 - Ishpeming School District Kindergarten Registration
      Birchview Elementary School
      7:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

      The Ishpeming School District will be conducting their kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year on Monday, March 21, Tuesday, March 22, and Wednesday, March 23.

      Parents with children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2016 are requested to call the Birchview Elementary School at (906) 485-6341 between the hours of 7:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. to schedule an appointment. If your child will turn five between September 1, 2016 and December 1, 2016 and you feel they are kindergarten ready, you may complete a waiver.

      March 22 - Keweenaw Community Foundation Keweenaw Gold Fundraiser
      Continental Fire Company, Houghton

      Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) is currently planning this year's Keweenaw Gold annual fundraiser. It will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016, at The Continental Fire Company in Houghton. This year, the theme and focus of the event will be "Keweenaw GoldOur Community Rocks".

      Participants will enjoy the evening as they join friends from across the Keweenaw in learning about the inspiring work being done in the community. Entertainment for the event will be live performances by young, local musicians from PJ Olsson's Rock Camp and the Keweenaw Youth Symphony Orchestra. The event will be catered with a cash bar. Attendees will also have an opportunity to join the Keweenaw Gold Club by bidding on tiles made from minerals from the Clark Mine by Copper Harbor.

      All proceeds raised during the event will go towards promoting the foundation's mission to inspire giving that invests in our community's quality of life. KCF is amazed at the level of giving that occurs in the area, and it could not function without the community's support.

      Those interested in attending can RSVP by visiting www.k-c-f.org or calling the KCF office at (906) 482-9673. If your business would like to sponsor this event, please call the Keweenaw Community Foundation for more information. KCF looks forward to seeing everyone March 22nd!

      April 1 - Marquette County Conservation District Tree Sale Deadline

      The Marquette County Conservation District's annual Tree Sale has kicked off and order catalogs are now available. Please visit our tree sale catalog and photo gallery on our website www.marquettecd.org or stop by the office for a paper catalog. Orders and payment are due no later than April 1st. Order pick up will take place April 29th and 30th at the Marquette Board of Light and Power.

      Contact us!
      780 Commerce Drive, Suite C
      Marquette, MI 49855
      906-226-2461 ext. 102

      or join us on Facebook

      April 6 through 9 - Forest Roberts Theatre - The Secret Garden
      NMU, Marquette
      7:30 p.m. / Saturday Matinee: 1 p.m.

      An enchanting musical that is perfect for all ages. Following her parents unexpected deaths, the newly orphaned Mary Lennox is sent away from her home in India to live with her embittered and isolated uncle, Archibald, and his invalid son, Colin. While exploring her new home Mary meets new friends and discovers a magical secret garden. Through haunting melodies and spirits from her past, Mary leads her new family on a journey of discovery and forgiveness.

      Ticket Prices: General Public $15, General Student $10, NMU Student $5
      Location: Forest Roberts Theatre

      April 6 - Northern Vegans Dinner
      Border Grill, W. Washington St., Marquette
      6 p.m.

      Join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner at the Border Grill Restaurant at 1145 West Washington St in Marquette (across from Shopko) at 6 PM on Wednesday, April 6th. Order a vegan dinner off the menu. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit www.northernvegans.com and the Northern Vegans' Facebook page or call 236-1279 or 475-5516 for more information.

      April 7 - "Let's Get Moving at the Library!"
      Negaunee Public Library
      4:30 p.m.

      The Negaunee Public Library is offering a storytime and exercise program each month. Tonya Marra Allen, a local fitness coach, will present her fun "Let's Get Moving at the Library!" program at 4:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, January-April 2016. This program is for children ages 3-8 years. Allen has also presented her programs at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library, Headstart, Aspen Ridge Elementary School, and Wyatt's World. For more information about Allen, find her on Facebook as "Being Healthy Is Fun: Family Fitness with Coach Tonya."

      April 16 - NMU Dance Concert
      NMU, Marquette
      7:30 p.m.

      Northern Michigan University's Dance Minor offers a mixture of ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, modern, and other forms of choreography for the community surrounding NMU. This concert, choreographed and performed by students and faculty, displays the different dance styles and talent offered by NMU's Dance program.

      Ticket Prices: General Public $5, NMU Student $3
      Location: Forest Roberts Theatre

      May 7 - Chassell Country Western Show
      Calumet Theatre
      3 p.m. / 7 p.m.

      Tickets: $12

      June 24 - Soo Locks Engineers Day
      725 E. Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie
      9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

      A Michigan landmark will open its doors to the public, when the Soo Locks hosts its annual open house Soo Locks Engineers Day on Friday June 24, 2016. The day celebrates the engineers who built the Soo Locks along with the men and women of the past and present who maintain the Locks.

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invite people of all ages to come explore the Soo Locks and avail themselves the rare opportunity to walk across the Lock walls. These walls make it possible for freighters to traverse the 21-foot drop between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. To gain a real understanding of how this engineering marvel works only a visit will do.

      June 24 - Cloverland Electric Cooperative Hydroelectric Open House
      Cloverland Electric Cooperative Hydroelectric, Sault Ste. Marie
      9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

      Once a year, in conjunction with Engineer's Day, the public is invited to tour the Hydro-plant. Public tours available on the last Friday in June. For more information visitcloverland.com

      June 24 - Sault Arts, Crafts and Family Fun Fair
      City Hall Grounds
      10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      2016 will be even bigger and more fun, so plan on over 40 high quality arts and crafts vendors, favorite foods, and kids' activities from bouncies and balloons to intriguing adventures.

      Count on local maple syrup items, traditional and creative handheld meals, assorted roasted nuts, and familiar hot and cold dishes.

      Awesome artistic media will include photography, oil paintings, charcoal drawings, hand-woven and other fabric items, furniture, glass work, beadwork, and jewelry.

      June 25 - International Bridge Walk
      LSSU Norris Center
      9:30 a.m.

      Young and old, physically fit or fitness challenged, all enjoy the fantastic views and the resultant pictures that will last a lifetime. Best of all, there's no admission fee, no long waits, and no sweltering heat to contend with, since the walk steps off at 9:30am sharp. Not up to the walk? Join the bike parade that leaves LSSU at 8:30am. Please see attached file for a map of the LSSU Norris Center.

      Sponsored by the International Bridge Authority and the Chamber of Commerce from both cities, organizers remind walkers to bring a passport or other approved I.D. found at the Soo Area Info, International Bridge Customs section of this site. (PLEASE, contact the Sault Ste. Marie Area Chamber of Commerce for more details at 906-632-3301).

      You must have transportation to get back across the bridge; you cannot walk back. Bus transportation is available to bring walkers from Mill Market in Sault Ontario back to the starting point for a small fee of $3. Visitors will find plenty to do back on the Michigan side, with a full offering of museums, boat tours, beaches, parks and more open to the public. For more information please e-mail the Sault Area Chamber of Commerce at info@saultstemarie.org or call (906)632-3301.

      July 2 - 50th Class Reunion Marquette Senior High School Class of 1966
      Marquette Golf and Country Club
      5 p.m.

      5:00 p.m. Drinks
      6:30 p.m. Meal

      Music will be 60's

      Price is $50 Single and $90 Couple. Class picture is included in price

      Please pay by May 1, 2016 for a good head count

      Mail to Edgar L. Sommers II
      914 A Cleveland Ave. Apt. 11
      Marquette, MI 49855

      E-Mail to thepartyman2003@yahoo.com

      Make Check out to Class of 1966

      July 8 to 10 - Sault Tribe Pow-Wow & Summer Gathering

      Join us for exciting dance and drum competitions July 8-10, 2016 !

      The Pow Wow, or Jiigtamok, has historical, social and spiritual value to American Indian people. Some trace the word powwow back to Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Anishinaabe. Early European-Americans used the word to mean a council or meeting. Powwows, or celebrations, as they were called, were originally held in the spring to celebrate the new beginning of life. People participate in traditional dance and song, visit with family and friends, make new acquaintances and trade arts and crafts.

      The public is invited to attend; entrance is from Baawating Drive off Shunk Road on the Reservation.

      For general information contact Tribal Administration at (906) 635-6050
      Powwow Chairman Jackie Minton (906) 635-6050 ext 26144 or (906) 203-4977
      Vendor information Linda Grossett (906) 635-6050 ext. 26041 or (906) 440-1470
      Spiritual Gathering Les Ailing (906) 203-5521

      July 15 to 17 - Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
      City Hall Grounds

      The Macker Tournament is designed so that anyone can play: male or female, young and old, short and tall, the most experienced or no experience at all. This maintains the purity and integrity of the driveway game. Since 1987, the Macker tour has expanded, holding a total of 972 tournaments with over 2.2 million players - male and female from 7 years old to 50+ - and more than 23 million spectators. Make plans to be in Sault Ste. Marie July 15th-17th, 2016 and be a part of this great community event.

      July 30 to 31 - Rendezvous in the Sault
      City Hall Grounds

      Rendezvous in the Sault is a living history event that will take place along Historic Water Street at the City Hall Grounds and at the Historic Homes. In addition to local participants, over 115 visiting historical re-enactors, musicians, entertainers and merchants will set up camps and displays with presentations and demonstrations on military and civilian life in the period of 1668-1840. Food, music, dancing, cannon firing, drum and fife corps, puppet shows, storytelling, crafts and games will be just some of the fun things to see and do on Saturday and Sunday of the last full weekend of July. Among the many items of special interest are presentations by the Michigan Surveyor's Reenactment Group who will display early surveying equipment and maps and discuss the methods used to survey Michigan.

      Continuing down Water Street to the Historic Homes of John and Susan Johnston, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and Bishop Frederic Baraga, local Historical Society docents offer accounts of the lives of these early Sault residents. Spinning and weaving, music and animals, children's games, crafts and activities will be just some of the fun things to do.

      Rendezvous in the Sault will be an annual event and is being presented by the Chippewa County Historical Society in cooperation with the City of Sault Ste. Marie. Planning and authenticity of encampments will be under the direction of the French Colonial Heritage Society of Port Huron, Michigan.

      Individuals and groups that are interested in participating, donating and/or volunteering either at the event or during the planning stages may call the Chippewa County Historical Society (906) 635-7082 or contact Angie Patterson at apatterson@saultcity.com or (906) 632-5734.

      July 30 - Connor Gorsuch Kids Fishing Day
      Kids Fishing Pond, Sault Ste. Marie
      8 a.m.

      Soo Area Sportsmen's Club presents "12th Annual Connor Gorsuch Kid's Fishing Day," July 30th, 2016. Come out to bask in the sunshine and have a competition with the fish! Kids sixteen and under can enjoy a free day of fishing at the kids fishing pond at Rotary Park. Registration is July 30th from 8am-9am. Children eight and under will fish from 9am-10am. Children nine to sixteen will fish from 10am-11am. From 11am-12pm, all registered children will be able to fish.

      The community has donated food, refreshments, and prizes for the event. All registered kids can catch three fish and register two. Wilderness Treasures is providing the bait. Some fishing equipment will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own. There will be no use of Lures, only Hooks and Bobbers.

      For those in need of transportation, please call: 906-632-0110. Parking will be located at Aune Osborn Park.

      For further information, please call Roger Greil at 906-635-1949, Gary or Angela Gorsuch at 906-253-0304, or Tom Pink at 906-632-2421

      Aug. 2 - 44th Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival
      Sault City Hall
      10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

      Tuesday, August 2, is the date of the 44th Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival, a juried ex-hibition and sale of fine arts and crafts, displayed by the artists themselves. The festival is held, rain or shine, on the grounds of the Sault City Hall, 225 East Portage in Sault Ste. Ma-rie, Michigan, facing the waterfront and the historic walkway. Festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free of charge. The festival is sponsored as a public service by the Sault Area Arts Council.

      The wide array of arts and crafts on display includes paintings, photographs and prints; ceramics; jewelry; carvings, games and furniture; many items for the yard and garden; clothing, toys, stained and fused glass; wallets, belts and purses; the U. P. in Smoke food wagon, maple syrup products, kettle corn, cinnamon roasted nuts, and much more.

      The annual event is sponsored as a public service by the Sault Area Arts Council based in Alberta House Arts Center, 217 Ferris Street in Sault Ste. Marie, MI 906-635-1312. Applications for exhibitors are available on the arts council website: www.saultarts.org. The outdoor festival is held rain or shine. For more information e-mail: saac@saultarts.org.

      Aug. 5 to 6 - Downtown Days
      Sault Ste. Marie

      Join us in Downtown Sault Ste. Marie MI for two full days of activities, deals, and fun for the whole family. Enjoy the sidewalk sales of our downtown stores who will be offering up great deals. Stroll through the streets and see the vast assortment of goods offered by merchants, arts and crafts vendors.

      Don't forget the kid's games, bouncy inflatables, and petting zoo! Last but never least there will be food vendors to help keep you nourished as you enjoy Sault Ste. Marie's Downtown Days.

      Aug. 6 - Annual "Slashin' Ashmun" Antique Car Show
      Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie

      Hosted by the International Antique Auto Club, cars will line up on Ashmun Street.

      Aug. 26 to 27 - Michigan Paranormal Convention
      Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste. Marie

      The 7th Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention will bring the biggest names of the paranormal industry to Sault Ste. Marie, MI (Michigan's Oldest City). On August 26th and 27th at Sault Ste Marie Michigan's Kewadin Casinos Dream Makers Theater, the following experts and television stars will be on hand to cover such topics as paranormal investigating, psychic powers, demonology, UFOlogy and attendees will be able to meet some of their favorite television paranormal investigators. Come see the biggest names speak on today's hottest topic.THE PARANORMAL!

      Sept. 24 - Sault International Festival of Races
      LSSU
      7:15 a.m.

      Join up to 500 runners as part of the Sault International Festival of Races (formerly the Sault International Marathon) on Saturday, September 24, 2016! Now in its seventh year, the Sault International Festival of Races provides runners with a unique opportunity to run the Sault Ste Marie International Bridge and run alongside the St. Marys River all set against the backdrop of beautiful fall foliage and cool E.U.P. temperatures.

      Join the 5K Run/Walk, Bridge Run, or the Half Marathon

      Races:

      Half-Marathon
      The half marathons will start at 7:15 a.m at LSSU. The half-marathon is an out and back course which includes the International Bridge and continues along the riverfront in historic Sault Ste. Marie. The course is primarily fast and flat, with the exception of inclines on the International Bridge, and provides many scenic vistas throughout. An elevation chart of the International Bridge can be obtained here.

      Bridge Run
      There will be water stations along the course placed approximately every 1.7 to 2 miles. Aid stations and electrolyte beverages will also be along the course. Absolutely no roller blades, pets, wagons or other wheeled vehicles will be allowed on the course.

      The bridge run will start at 7:30 a.m at LSSU. The bridge run is 6.6 miles and is an out and back course which includes the International Bridge and continues on Portage Ave to Water Street and finishes on Portage Street. An elevation chart of the International Bridge by clicking here.

      5K
      The 5k will start at 7:45 a.m at LSSU. Please note the 5K route does not include the International Bridge and is actually 3.1+ miles, slightly longer than a standard 5k.

      Sept. 24 - Oktoberfest 2016
      Sault Ste. Marie

      Highlights include beer barrel relay races, a tug-o-war competition, and of course beer, bratwursts and other specialty foods and beverages. Restaurants and pubs including Moloney's Alley, Soo Brewing Company, The Palace Restaurant & Saloon, the Satisfied Frog, Subway, Frank's Place, and Zorba's will be selling specialty food and beverages throughout the day, and providing outdoor seating.

      Oktoberfest will also include a farm and craft market, polka dance classes at the polka stage, and live music late into the night.

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