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RRN Daily Events: 4-17-17
Attention racers & community members: After ten years of swimming, biking, running & walking, Helen Newberry Joy Hospital & Healthcare Center will no longer be hosting the annual Tri-Lakes Triathlon in Curtis. They’d like to thank all Tri-Lakes Triathlon racers, sponsors & the community of Curtis for a wonderful 10 years of this event! While it has been fun & challenging, they feel it’s time for a new activity, so this year they’ll be changing it up! Watch for additional information as plans are made for “Paddles-to-Pedals” –a kayaking & biking bi-athlon event to take place in August at Luce County Park.
*MORNING YOGA SCHEDULE CHANGE*
Beginning May 8th morning yoga classes at the Erickson Center for the Arts, with Marsha Blanchard, RYT will now be held on Mondays & Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The Marquette Regional History Center is “Lighting up the Dome”! Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or any occasion in a unique way! For a $50.00 donation to the Museum, we will “Light up the Dome” in your favorite color for that special someone. You choose the day &we will take care of the rest. We will announce why the dome is on, with a shout out on social media, to be sure the whole town knows who to say “Happy Day or Congratulations” to. Call 226-3571 & ask for Beth to make arrangements or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The dome can be any color you like: Red, Blue, Green, Purple, or the beautiful & active Aurora Borealis feature.
April 10th –May 31st
The Erickson Center for the Arts Waterfront Gallery presents “Two Perspectives: The Art of Christine Groleau & Laura Maze” from April 10th-May 31st Monday to Friday 10 a.m. –4p.m. The exhibit offers viewers several mediums including oil paint, photography, & watercolor created by the Upper Peninsula artists. Christine Groleau retired from teaching art & opened her own studio in order to concentrate more on her personal growth as an artist. She attends local workshops, as well as hosts her own workshops in her studio. She has concentrated on abstract painting with a focus on color, & a strong center of interest. Laura Maze focuses mainly on the process of her work, but is mindful of the outcome. Her changing interest in technique, style, & material allow her to keep her works of art spontaneous & personal. Laura is currently in a gold leaf period with her paintings & prints. The exhibit will be open to the public Monday-Friday 10 a.m.–4p.m.
Navigating Medicare can be tough for many seniors. From prescription drug plans to private health plans, it’s not surprising that people with Medicare are confused about their health insurance and their options. Fortunately, there is an organization that they can turn to for help. UPCAP’s Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) works with people to help them understand their Medicare benefits, bills, and rights. MMAP services are free, confidential, and available to all Michigan Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers. To learn more about your plan, other plans, or the MMAP program/services please dial 2-1-1 or visit upcap.org
May 4th –7th
The 8th Annual North of 45 Retreat for Writers is May 4th -7th in Curtis, MI with Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn & the Erickson Center for the Arts hosting. The retreat is an opportunity for writers of all styles to gather to share their love of the written word with like-minded people in a relaxed atmosphere. Primary sponsorship comes from the Erickson Center, a non-profit corporation dedicated to enriching the mind, body & spirit of individuals of all ages. Other sponsorships come from local businesses & individuals. Any adult who has a passion for writing, a desire to pursue the craft, or who feels a need to get away from the distractions of everyday living in order to explore and/or indulge their interest is welcome. For more info about the North of 45 Retreat, to register, or to become a sponsor, contact Kelly Chamberlin, 800-292-0440 or visit ericksoncenter.org
A documentary that tells the story of one of the greatest turnarounds in sports history…the 1975 NMU football national championship, is in production & needs some financial help. After going winless in 1974, NMU the team won the national title the following year. “Put Your Hand On the Line” is spearheaded by Jack Hirn & other former players but they need more money to finish the project. A sneak peek is available on the NMU Football Alumni Facebook page. For more info send an email to JackHirn@rocketmail.com
The Children’s Museum is calling for ideas. March 22, 2017- March 22, 2018 the Children’s Museum will be celebrating its 20th season serving our community. We want it to be a very special year filled with fun. Please share your ideas with us regarding events, special attractions, initiatives, fund development ideas, etc. Email your thoughts to email@example.com
Navigating Medicare can be tough for many seniors. From prescription drug plans to private health plans, it’s not surprising that people with Medicare are confused about their health insurance & their options. Fortunately, there is an organization that they can turn to for help. UPCAP’s Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) works with people to help them understand their Medicare benefits, bills, & rights. MMAP services are free, confidential, &available to all Michigan Medicare beneficiaries, their families, & caregivers. To learn more about your plan, other plans, or the MMAP program/services visit upcap.org …or for free assistance, contact your local Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Counselors at 1-800-803-7174 or dial 2-1-1.
The Escanaba Public Library is making some changes to the schedule & format of its long-standing Saturday story hour. Story hour will now be held on the second Saturday of the month beginning Jan. 14th. The program will continue to center around reading stories, songs, &games, but each month there will be a special guest along with a hands-on-activity & a treat. Saturday story hour has been a staple at the library since the 1950’s. Many community members remember attending story hour in the basement of the Carnegie Library. Children 4 years & older are invited & encouraged to attend these programs. There is no preregistration & there is no fee. For more info visit the library’s web page at escanabalibrary.org or call the children’s department at 789-7328
There will be a “Songwriter’s Group” held the last Monday of every month through May 2017 in the lower level of the ECA building from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Songwriters, musicians & music lovers alike will meet for an informal gathering at the ECA. All are welcome! Join in as guests of the group share song ideas, play guitar & other instruments, sing & enjoy the company of other music enthusiasts. Free of charge.
All area middle schoolers (age 12-14) are welcome to join Comedy Club. The group meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month at Gladstone City Hall from 3:30 –5p.m. Members perform skits, improv, & stand-up comedy. Costumes & props are provided. See kidscomedyclub.blogspot.com for cast photos & videos. No fees, just fun! Call 428-2843 to register
Big Bay de Noc High School is in the planning process of this year’s senior graduation party that will include fun events & activities & assure students an array of gifts & prizes. The seniors are allowed to bring a guest with them, & they must stay the entire evening to collect any of the prizes. Donations can be sent to: Big Bay de Noc Drug-Free Grad Party Committee c/o Mrs. Tammy Rochefort, Treasurer 318 State Hwy M149 Cooks, MI 49817
Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties have several services available. To schedule an appointment, call 786-4111
Clinic Services & WIC appointments available at the Marquette County Health Department. To make a Clinic appointment call 906-475-7844. Clinic Services available are: HIV/AIDS Counseling & Testing, & Immunizations, Family Planning, Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening, STD, & Health Services. WIC appointments are available by calling 475-7846. For more info on programs & services offered by the Marquette County Health Department visit mqthealth.org
Elder Abuse Awareness Workshops are being offered all over the U.P. Elder abuse is a problem throughout all communities. Those involved may not realize their behaviors are abusive or may by overwhelmed & feel powerless to change. Likewise, the person being abused may be afraid to confront the abusive person for fear of retaliation, loss of a caregiver or be placed in a long term care facility. The Elder Abuse Workshop will be one hour providing information & tools to identify & report Elder Abuse, Neglect, & Exploitation of seniors. Learn How, What, & Where to report situations of suspected abuse, neglect, & exploitation. This NO COST workshop is being facilitated all over the U.P. To find out if a workshop is scheduled near you or to request an Elder Abuse Awareness Workshop please dial 906-217-3028. These presentations are funded by the Aging & Adult Services Agency, a division of the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Are you from the Curtis area? Do you like playing bridge in your spare time? Well, then the Erickson Center for the Arts (ECA) is looking for you. ECA has a drop-in bridge group that meets every Friday at 1 p.m. All skill levels & ages are welcome. The group meets in the upper level of the Center, located in Curtis, Michigan.
If you have questions, contact the Erickson Center office at 906-586-9974
Friday Night Fish Fry: Dining open to all at Manistique Elks Club, begins 5pm
Open Swim: Monday & Wednesday: at the Manistique Area Schools pool from 6:30-8:30pm. Cost is $3 per person, or you can purchase a membership for the school year for $50 for adults and $40 for students. Family memberships are available for $60 for up to 3 people, and $70 for families of four or more. Swimmers must provide their own suits & towels
Delta Animal Shelter Having Doggies Troubles? The Delta Animal Shelter is offering a free class to speak with a dog trainer about any issues you may be having with your dog. The class will be every 3rd Wed. of the month at 5:30 p.m. Please leave your dog at home, but bring all your questions!
If you have moved into the Escanaba or Gladstone area during the last 12 months, or know of someone who has… then many of our local merchants and the Chamber of Commerce would like to present you with a complimentary welcome package along with civic information to help you get acquainted with your new surroundings. Please contact Nicolet Welcome Service’s representative, Pamela Heffner-Caron, by calling her at 989-329-0747, or send her a message at Facebook page “Escanaba & Gladstone Welcome Rep”, & she will deliver a ‘Welcome’ package valued at several hundred dollars to you
Mon. April 17th
Starting April 17th, the city of Escanaba will continue its Spring Cleanup tradition by providing residents with a $10 courtesy voucher to be used towards the disposal of rubbish & debris at the Delta County Solid Waste Management Authority Landfill. This service is provided without charge as a courtesy to city of Escanaba property owners & renters only. The courtesy vouchers will be available at the City Hall Utility Window located at 410 Ludington Street in Escanaba. One voucher will be issued for each parcel of property owned (with a limit of 5 vouchers per property owner or management company). Vouchers must be presented to the DSWMA Landfill window at the time of service. Costs exceeding the voucher limit must be paid by the bearer of the voucher. The program is being offered without charge on a first come, first served basis. There are a limited amount of vouchers available, & once they are gone the program will be closed out.
Tues. April 18th
Blood drive in Escanaba on 4/18/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Heirman University Center, 2001 Lincoln
Tues. April 18th
Blood drive in Powers on 4/18/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., North Central High School, W3795 US Hwy 2/41
Tues. April 18th
Dog Training Talk by Mary Blasier at Bay College’s Heirman Center at 7 p.m. on April 18th in Escanaba.
Wed. April 19th
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on April 19th at Envoy Air (Former air base) from 3–5:30 p.m. E.S.T. with the bloodmobile.
Wed. April 19th
Free presentation by gardening enthusiast Sue Robishaw at the Escanaba Public Library on April 19th at 6 p.m. She’ll discuss how to incorporate more diversity into your growing areas: whether lawn, field, garden or orchard, & how to have fun weaving layers together. She will offer ideas & tips for getting your creation going & keep it growing. Sue Robishaw is a local resident with a large organic garden & expanding orchard. She enjoys the challenge & fun of discovering what she can grow in this short season area. For more information, visit manytracks.com/homestead.htm. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library. No registration required. (For more information, visit the library’s website at escanabalibrary.org, Facebook/Twitter, or call 789-7323)
Wed. April 19th –Aug. 9th
Have you been told you have prediabetes, a borderline high blood pressure, or a history of gestational diabetes? Are you at risk for developing diabetes? If so, the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) may interest you. NDPP is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for people with prediabetes or at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, proven to help people lose weight & prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes by 58%. The program will be offered in Gladstone starting Wed. April 19th –Aug. 9th at the Gladstone Senior Center. No cost to attend. Call Tonya LaFave at 906-217-3019 for details & to sign up. upcap.org
Thurs. April 20th
A free gardening series continues on April 20th at 7 p.m. at the Marquette Missionary Church (1804 Wright St.) in Marquette. The “Growing Your Food in the U.P.” gardening series is open to everyone & is hands-on & explores soil dynamics & the use of permaculture for greater success growing food in the challenging U.P. climate. The series is sponsored by Transition Marquette County. For more information, call 225-0608.
Thurs. April 20th
Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum Event: Family Literacy Night with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra
Get to Know the MSO on April 20th from 5:30-7:30. Free family night for preschool & early elementary age children. Free books & prizes to take home, snacks & activities. Sponsored by the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan & AmeriCorps through MARESA.For more info call the U.P. Children’s Museum at 226-3911.
Thurs. April 20th
Munising Public Schools is seeking public input on a future bond proposal for renovations at Mather Elementary School & Munising Middle High School. Meeting dates are: April 20th at 7 p.m. at Mather Elementary Auditorium & May 8th at 7 p.m. at Munising High School cafeteria. Bond Proposal Survey results & a Facilities Report are posted on MHS website on the lower left side of the home page: munisingschools.com. If you have questions, contact Paula Ackerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 906-250-8213.
Thurs. April 20th
Free Community Fellowship Meal at the First Presbyterian Church in Newberry (113 West John St.) on April 20th from 5–6:30 p.m. There will be carrot & raisin salad, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, rolls & desserts. There will also be activities for kids. Everyone is welcome to attend! For more info call the church at 293-5631
Thurs. April 20th
Rapid River High School Class of 2017 Fuzz Buster vs. Delta Dunkers game on April 20th from 7–9p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Adults: $3, Students: $1. (Basket) Raffles, 50/50 raffle, Jail break, games, air plane toss. Proceeds to Senior All Night Party
Thurs. April 20th
The Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to discuss several interesting topics when the panel meets on April 20th in Newberry. There will be an update on cormorant control efforts, the status of wolf legislation & several subcommittee reports on issues ranging from deer to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Forest Road Inventory Project. The Eastern U.P. Citizens’ Advisory Council & its western U.P. counterpart meet alternating months throughout the year. This month’s session in Luce County will be from 6:30– 8:30 p.m. EDT in the conference room at the Luce-Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft (LMAS) Health Department, located at 14150 Hamilton Lake Road in Newberry. The public can participate in the session by offering comments to the discussion during two specified periods at the meeting. For instructions on comment procedures, see michigan.gov/upcac. (The DNR’s eastern & western Upper Peninsula citizens’ advisory councils are designed to provide local input to advise the DNR on regional programs & policies, identify areas in which the department can be more effective & responsive & offer insight & guidance from members’ own experiences & constituencies. The council members represent a wide variety of natural resource & recreation interests. Agenda items are set by the council members & council recommendations are forwarded to the DNR for consideration. Anyone interested in being considered as a future council member should fill out the application form found on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/upcac. For more info, contact the DNR Upper Peninsula regional coordinator’s office at 906-226-1331.)
Fri. April 21st
The primary goal of The North Farm, a collaborative operation supported by Michigan State University Extension & Michigan State University AgBioResearch located in Chatham, MI is to support the growth of new farmers producing nutrient-rich food for Upper Peninsula markets. Join us for DIY hoop house basics as we build a few 12’X50′ field tunnels. This will be a great hands-on experience for anyone interested in learning how to make an easy hoop house from scratch using readily available materials. This isn’t a formal workshop or a class — just an invitation to learn & work together at the North Farm on a project for the Apprentice Farmer Program. Bring your gloves, water, & dress for the weather! Field Tunnel Build Workday on April 21st at 1 p.m. at N5431 Rock River Rd. in Chatham, MI 49816. Contact: Abbey Palmer, North Farm Education Coordinator,
Upper Peninsula Research & Extension Center Michigan State University at 906-439-5058.
Sat. April 22nd
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area presents: Hula for Moola on April 22nd at the Escanaba Country Club. $75 donation. Doors open at 6:30p.m. Hors d’oeuvres provided by Chef Johnny Romps. Live music by Chris Valenti. Complimentary beer & wine. Reverse (drawback) Raffles. $2,500 cash prizes.
Sat. April 22nd
The Munising Vanguards men’s chorus is in its 49th year (a member of Associated Male Choruses of America) is presenting its annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on April 22nd at the American Legion Hall in Munising located at 610W. Munising Ave (M- 28). The Vanguards will present selections with a variety of music: Gospel, Contemporary, Golden Oldies, 50’s & 60′ and Show Tunes. Also featured performances by The Gospel Guys Quartet & the Munising High School Chorus. Tickets for the event are available at the door, or from any Vanguards member. A donation of $7 per ticket would be customary. This annual concert is the only “fund raiser” done by the Vanguards. Funds are used to pay the conductor & pianist & for music. They are a 501-C3 non-profit organization
Sat. April 22nd
2017 Spring Spectacular raising funds for the Engadine Education Foundation & Sports Boosters. All You Can Eat Fish Fry at the American Legion hall in Engadine from 4–6:30 p.m. Enjoy an All you can eat fish fry & chicken tenders meal with all the fixings. Tickets: Adults $12, 12 & under $8, under 3: free. Raffle & 50/50 drawings. Green & Gold Revue at 7 p.m. Come enjoy the 10th Annual Variety Show featuring the talents of the Engadine K–12 students & staff at the Engadine Consolidated Schools Gym.
Sat. April 22nd
Open House Earth Day Celebration at the Delta County Recycling Center located at 5701 19th Avenue South in Escanaba on April 22nd from 8 a.m. to Noon. Tours of the Recycling Center & learn what can be manufactured with recyclable material! Hot dogs & Refreshments!
Sat. April 22nd
The Delta-Schoolcraft Great Start Collaborative is hosting Children’s Fun Fest 2017 “It’s Fun to be in the U.P!” a free community event for children birth to 8 years old & their families. Fun Fest celebrates young children, health, learning, family fun & this year: life in the UP! It will take place at the Delta Plaza Mall in Escanaba on April 22nd from 10am-1pm. There will be free books, fun games & activities, preschool information, & community resources available. Fun Fest will showcase 29 community organizations & providers who serve families in Delta County. FREE!! (Great Start is a state initiative which works to provide parents with the early childhood development resources they need to prepare their children for success in school life. If you have any questions you may contact Tara Weaver, Great Start Director, at 786-9300 ext 109
Sat. April 22nd & Sun. April 23rd
The Marquette Choral Society presents “Sure on this Shining Night: Celebrating Finland’s Centennial with 100 years of Finnish & American Music” at Reynolds Recital Hall on the NMU campus at 7:30p.m.on April 22nd & at 3p.m. on April 23rd. Music from this concert will be included in the choral society’s tour in Finland this summer. Tickets are available through the NMU ticket office at the Berry Events Center.
Sun. April 23rd
Ford River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale on April 23rd from 8 a.m. –1:30 p.m. at the Ford River Township Hall. Follow the signs from M-35 or US 2 & 41. Enjoy: pancakes, scrambled eggs, American Fries, sausage, coffee & orange juice. Adults $6, Seniors $5, Kids $4, Under 5: free. Don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors!
Mon. April 24th
Autism & the Adult Transition on April 24th from 6–8 p.m. at the Besse Theater at Bay College. Free event. Public welcome! Presentations by Chris Fries- Bay College Director of Accessibility, Autism Alliance of Michigan, Michigan Rehab Services DSISD, Lakestate Industries, S.A.I.L. Superior Alliance for Independent Living.
Mon. April 24th
The Diabetes PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is returning to Ishpeming beginning on April 24th. The workshop helps people living with daily challenges of diabetes, learn skills & tools needed to improve their health & manage their symptoms. Subjects covered are: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue & emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications & working with health care providers. Ann Constance, certified diabetes educator from the UP Diabetes Outreach Network & Health Educator Erin Carter from MSU Extension will be leading the course. The six week class will meet on Mondays from 6–8:30p.m. beginning on April 24th & ending June 5th at Bell Hospital. Pre registration is required- family & caregivers are welcome. There is no cost to attend. Call 1-800-338-7227 or dial 2-1-1 to register. For more info or to register online, visit upcap.org.
Tues. April 25th
The Newberry Eagle’s Club is sponsoring an “All You Can Eat Pizza Night” to raise funds for the TAS Senior’s All Night Graduation Party on April 25th from 4–8 p.m. at the Newberry Eagle’s Club (M-28 east of Newberry). All you can eat pizza buffet, salad bar, cheese bread & desserts. Only $10 per person. Dine–In or Carry–Out Available! Carry-outs: $10 per pizza, includes up to 5 toppings. Pre-order for carry-out orders may be called in after 3p.m.: 293-8674
Tues. April 25th
Community rally to address bullying “Beckoning the Stop to Bullying” will be held in the Bay College Besse Center Auditorium at Bay de Noc Community College on April 25th. The event will begin with a project for kids & adults at 6 pm. The event will feature a number of speakers & videos about bullying & the difference we can make as a community. The evening will wrap up at 8 pm. All schools, worship groups, political organizations, veterans organizations, workplaces, unions, or anyone within the community who wants to help put an end to bullying are invited. The night will be filled with speakers, projects for kids & literature to help those that have or may have experienced bullying in their environment. Let’s rally to put an end to bullying. For more information or to donate contact Steve Benoit at 399-4195. (Sponsored by USW Local 2-21 in support of Derick and Tracy)
Wed. April 26th
The Manistique Feeding America Mobile Food Truck will visit Manistique on April 26th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The location for pick up is the NEW Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, 7870W US Highway 2, Manistique, MI. Anyone residing in Schoolcraft County may bring a cardboard box to be filled with food – no questions asked. The distribution is set up drive-through style. ALL CARS MUST ENTER ON SOUTHTOWN DRIVE – FOLLOW SIGNS. All vehicles will be directed to SMH EXITS after pick up. Residents may also have a box of food delivered to their door, by calling Schoolcraft County Public Transit at 341-2111 at least 24 hours in advance. Cost for delivery is $1 per box for a delivery to housing complexes & $2 per box to residential homes.
Wed. April 26th
Digging into the History of Lakeview Cemetery with Jeanne Rose on April 26th at 7 p.m.in the Council Chambers of the Escanaba City Hall. Free to the public! (Delta County Historical Society Winter Outreach Series, in partnership with the Escanaba Public Library)
Thurs. April 27th
Erickson Center for the Arts welcomes artist/instructor Renee Michaud for an Introduction to Alcohol Ink Class on April 27th from 6–8 p.m. Cost for this class is $40. All supplies are included. Alcohol inks are a vibrant & fun medium which works on nonporous surfaces. Brighter and more lively than watercolors, the inks move, mix & are an exciting way to produce amazing pieces. You will be shown techniques & assisted in creating your own designs on nonporous surfaces such as ceramic tiles, yupo paper, domino tiles & light switch covers.
For more information or to register, call the ECA office 906-586-9974. (Deadline for registration is April 25th)
Fri. April 28th
Safety is a value at Bay College & our annual conference is a time for everyone to come together, listen to the messages surrounding safety & share best practices. This year’s keynote speaker is Russ & Laurel Youngstrom from Youngstrom Safety. Russ is a work-related parapeligic. He & his wife Laurel travel the country sharing their story with audiences from all industries. Their mission “is to make just one worker out of each audience think twice, instead of doing something unsafe.” Whether you are on a safety committee, a human resource manager, plant manager, safety director, training director, or an employee in any industry this conference is for you! We have presentations to meet the needs of construction, general industry & health/wellness. Register by April 14th & save! $65 when registered by April 14th. $75 after April 14th. The more employees you register – the more you save! Register 4 people from your company and the 5th person is free! To receive this discount, registrations must be with the same company & paid for using the same method of payment. Must enter the PROMO CODE 1FREE during registration to receive the discount. For more info, call Renee Lundberg at 217-4224
Fri. April 28th
Blood drive in Marquette on 4/28/2017: 12 – 5 p.m., Oxford Grade School, 222 S Franklin Ave.
Fri. April 28th
Mid Peninsula Seniors vs. Cops Fuzzbuster game on April 28th at 6 p.m. They will have a Basket raffle, concession stand, raffle, & a fun evening planned!
Fri. April 28th
The 22nd Marquette County Community Baby Shower/Health Fair is on April 28th at 1 p.m. at the North Iron Church in Ishpeming. This annual event is open to families from all over Marquette County & assists them in obtaining much needed supplies for their newborn babies. Families will also have the opportunity to learn about local services to assist them with their pregnancy & education about caring for their new baby.
Sat. April 29th
Don’t miss out on this St. Joseph & St. Patrick Parish fun-raising evening Trivia Night on April 29th. Registration 5p.m. 1st game: 5:30p.m. Join the fun at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Parish Trivia Night fundraiser! Just show up with your team of 2–6 people. Only $10 per person to play the entire evening AND make plans to enjoy dinner at the parish. Serving (2) build your own tacos or (1) plate of nachos for only $5. Snack & beverages will be available for purchase also. You can even BYOB! 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place team will be featured in the bulletin & on the Wall of Fame in the Parish Hall.
Sat. April 29th
U.P. Pink Power Annual 17 Mile Fun Raising Walk on April 29th. Starts at 10a.m. at Tall Timbers. Pre-register at the UP North Lodge or Knotty Pine on April 28th from 5–7 p.m. or Register at the UP North Lodge at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Find them on Facebook- UP Pink Power or email: email@example.com for pledge sheets. Free t-shirt if you raise $100 or more!
Sat. April 29th
Gladstone School & Public Library will hold its “Welcome Spring” story hour on April 29th from 10:30 to 11:30a.m. Children ages 2 -10 years old are invited to enjoy stories, music, craft & snack.
Sat. April 29th
Benefit for Lance Lifer on April 29th from 3–7p.m. at the Germfask Community/Senior Center (Pine Street) in Germfask. Spaghetti dinner, pie & bake sales, raffles, & auction! Lance is recovering from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning he received while performing CPR on a suburban propane client. Lance is undergoing long term rehabilitation & is unable to work. He is a widower & single parent of 5 having lost his wife in 2016.
Sat. April 29th
Rapid River Livestock’s 2nd Annual 4-H Cattle Clinic on April 29th. Registration: 9 a.m. Clinic: 10a.m.–4p.m. at Anderson’s Arena (US 2 East to CTY RD. 511 & then one mile on the right) in Rapid River, MI. Included in Saturday’s clinic: for $10 participants will get a free lunch, T-shirt & entered in door prize drawings of their choice. Stations will be set up for hands-on training. Awesome silent auction items will also be available for everyone. New this year on Friday night, April 28th, from 6–9p.m.: Rapid River Livestock will have Brock May of Weaver Livestock at Anderson’s Arena to demonstrate how to properly prepare cattle for the show arena. For more info call Bridgette at 280-8861.
Mon. May 1st
The Upper Peninsula Chapter #16 of the State Employee Retirees Association May luncheon will be at the Highland Golf Club on May 1st starting at Noon. Bethany Beauchine (Employee Benefits Director) will be the guest & provide information. SERA members are asked to make reservations by calling Frank Berres at 786-2965. A 50/50 raffle will be conducted for some lucky attendees.
Tues. May 2nd
The Diabetes PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is returning to Gwinn beginning on May 2nd . The workshop helps people living with daily challenges of diabetes, learn skills & tools needed to improve their health & manage symptoms. Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue & emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, & working with health care providers. The six week class will meet on Tuesdays from 1–3:30 p.m. beginning on May 2nd & ending June 6th at the KI Sawyer Community Center. Pre registration is required! Family & caregivers are welcome. There is NO cost to attend. Call 1-800-338-7227 or dial 2-1-1 to register. For more info or to register online visit upcap.org.
(This program is brought to you by UPCAP and Upper Great Lake Family Health Center)
Tues. May 2nd
The Peter White Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. on May 2nd in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the library to discuss The Legend of Bagger Vance: Golf and the Game of Life by Steven Pressfield. This novel, a mix of golf & mysticism, centers on a mythical 1931 match between Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, & a local Savannah, GA, champion. The local hero, a shell-shocked World War I survivor, plays the two legends head to head with the assistance of a young boy, the wise & mysterious caddie Bagger Vance. Through the 36 holes of the game, Vance uses golf to enlighten the hero, allowing him to find his true self through the “authentic swing.” New members are welcome. For more info call 228-9953.
Wed. May 3rd
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on May 3rd at the VFW in Gwinn from 3–6 p.m. E.S.T. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Joyce Styer at 346-7595
Thurs. May 4th
May the Fourth Be With You on May 4th: 10 am- 9 pm at the Peter White Public Library Kids’ Room. Celebrate May the 4th at the library this year! Drop in anytime during open hours & participate in a scavenger hunt to find Luke Skywalker, Rey, Kylo Ren & Darth Vader! There will also be Star Wars masks to make, coloring sheets & other Jedi activities going on. Feel free to dress up if you wish. Free! All ages. For more info call 226-4320, visit pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.
Thurs. May 4th
May the Fourth Be With You on May 4th: 10 am- 9 pm at the Peter White Public Teen Zone. Drop in all day & celebrate Star Wars with scavenger hunts & Star Wars activities for ages 14-18 in the Teen Zone. Free! For more info call 226-4321, visit pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Teen Services on Facebook.
Fri. May 5th
Negaunee Male Chorus Spring Concert on May 5th at 7 p.m. at the Negaunee High School Auditorium.
Fri. & Sat. May 5th & 6th
Spring Rummage Sale at the Rapid River Congregational Church (7891 Cleveland Street) in Rapid River on May 5th & 6th from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Clothes, books, bake sale, household items, & Bag day Saturday! Have lunch while you shop: soup, sandwich & bars.
Sat. May 6th
Spring Steak Dinner at the Escanaba Eagles #1088 at 608 Ludington Street on May 6th. Open to the public. 8 ounce Viau’s Fillet Dinner for $15. Served with baked potato & salad. Dinner served: 5:30 –8p.m. Purchase dinner tickets at the bar by May 4th. Music by Nick Nolde & The Speedy Beef Band, 9–Midnight
Sat. May 6th
Free Comic Book Day on May 6th: 11am-9pm. Taiga Games, 145 W. Wastington St. Downtown Marquette. Taiga Games, Peter White Public Library, & local comic book artist Brad Gischia are bringing you Free Comic Book Day! PWPL will bring activities for kids, & Taiga is giving away over 600 free comic books for age groups. Come support literacy & community with us. For more info call Taiga Games at 906-273-2747 or find Taiga on Facebook.
Sat. May 6th
5th Annual Heart of the North Lions Club Kentucky Derby Party on May 6th from 5–10 p.m. at the Highland Golf Club. Ticket includes: hor d’oeuvres, BBQ dinner, desserts, mint julep, music/dancing, viewing of the race at 6:34, raffles & silent auction. $25 (advance) or $35 (at the door). Purchase advance tickets in Escanaba at: Positively, Heynssens Selins Furniture. In Bark River at: Massie’s Country Market, Northern Michigan Bank, Northern Sun Winery, or Heart of the North Lions Club. (Sponsored by the Heart of the North Lions Club with proceeds to benefit Bay Cliff Health Camp & other UP Lions Projects. Derby attire encouraged, but not necessary)
Sun. May 7th
The Delta Co. MI Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society presents: Spring into Harmony ’17 with The Remnants Barbershop Chorus & Wilson Seventh Day Adventist Choir. Also featuring: Four County Connection, The Next Generation Quartet, & The Gracenotes on May 7th at 3 p.m. at Grace Church, 528 28th St.(M-35) in Gladstone. General Admission: $7. Tickets are available at Grace Church, Gladstone Mobil, & from all the members of the Remnants Chorus.
Mon. May 8th
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on May 8th at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry from 2–6p.m. E.S.T. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Mary Nutkins at 293-8438.
Wed. May 10th
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on May 10th at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistiquefrom 1–5:15 p.m. E.S.T. For an appointment call Ruth Annelin at 341-7578.
Wed. May 10th
“This Old Quilt”C ommunity Mothers & Others Sponsored by Christian Fellowship Churches Naubinway & Rexton for All community ladies & young ladies! Come as a mother, daughter, sister or just as yourself!
For an evening out to enjoy delicious refreshments, an uplifting program & good fellowship at the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club Activity Building on May 10th at 6:30 p. m.PROGRAM: A quilt is small pieces of fabric sewn together with color, pattern & a story. A song is the same, but with invisible pieces. Sisters’ choice stitches the two together. Through song, story, & a collection of quilts, AnnMarie & Delphine take you along on a happy trip through time & place. You’ll laugh, cry & maybe view the quilts in your life just a bit differently.
RSVP if you plan to attend by May 1st. Call Jo Miller at 477-8084. DONATIONS: A basket will be available to gratefully accept any donations to help cover expenses but are not required.
Wed. May 10th
The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Trouble at the Cow Pound on May 10th at 6:30 p.m.
Unattended cows running the streets & grazing in the yards of Marquette homes! Imagine the havoc this created in the 1880s. The solution was a cow pound where troublemakers were rounded up & could only be released when a fine was paid. Hear the humorous, exciting & dramatic incidents that eventually led to a mob attack on the cow pound. Presented by Bill Van Kosky. $5 suggested donation. For more info call 906-226-3571.
Wed. May 10th
Once Upon A Crime, the book group for Mystery Lovers will meet at 7 p.m. on May 10th in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the Peter White Public Library to discuss Saving the Queen by William F. Buckley Jr. Queen Elizabeth has just settled onto the throne of England, & the CIA is baffled at the breaks in security that are taking place. Worst of all, the leaks have been traced directly to the queen’s chambers. Blackford Oakes, handsome, debonair, audacious, a recent Yale graduate & ex-combat fighter pilot, is called upon to penetrate the Royal Circle, win the Queen’s confidence, & plug the leak. This spy story continues our year of reading mysteries in a different genre each month. New members are welcome. For more info call 228-9953.
Thurs. May 11th
Mafia to Ministry & Prison to Praise; Share the story of Phil DelRe. His struggles with cocaine addiction & dealing. How he went on to serve as Chaplain and Cook County Jail and become President of Voice in the Wilderness Ministries on May 11th at 7 p.m.at Grace Baptist Church. 1295 Pyle Drive in Kingsford, Michigan.
Fri. May 12th
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on May 12th at Superior Central School in Eben Jct. from 12–3 p.m. E.S.T. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Bill Valima at 439-5532.
Sat. May 13th
Boater Safety Class presented by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Dept. at the Negaunee High School on May 13th from 8a.m.–4p.m. 6 & older; 10 year olds & younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Bring a pencil & a sack lunch. No charge. Call the Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools at 475-4173 to Register.
Sat. May 13th
Tractor Supply Company is looking for farmers, crafters & artisans to sell their homemade & homegrown goods at its spring Farmers Market scheduled for May 13th. Collectors, crafters & growers with interests in everything from homemade crafts & candles to baked goods, carvings, flowers & produce are encouraged to sign up. To register, vendors can visit TSCEventPartners.com or visit their Tractor Supply store. Nonprofit organizations are also encouraged to register. During the Farmers Market on May 13th, vendors will be able to showcase their goods, free of charge, in areas near the storefront.
Mon. May 15th
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on May 15th at Tendercare Health Center and Nursing Center in Munising from 2 –-5 p.m. E.S.T. For an appointment call Lisa Walker at 387-2273.
Tues. May 16th
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on May 16th at Baraga Co. Memorial Hospital (L’anse) from 2–6 p.m. E.S.T. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Polly Manning at 524-3322.
Thurs. May 18th
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on May 18th at Izzo-Mariucci Center in Iron Mountain from 9a.m.–1p.m. C.S.T. For an appointment call John Holberg at 779-2610.
Thurs. May 18th –Sun. May 28th
The Historic Vista Theater invites the public to Once Upon a Mattress the Musical. This musical is a retelling of the classic children’s tale The Princess and the Pea. There are 8 opportunities to see this fantastic show: May 18,19, 20, 25,26,27 at 7p.m., with matinees on Sunday May 21st & 28th at 2p.m. Tickets are $15 for Adults & $12 for Seniors 62+ and K-12 Students. Available now at Rare Earth Goods in Ishpeming, Snowbound Books in Marquette, Gitche Gumee Café & Records (Village Shopping Center) Marquette & at the Historic Vista Theater Box Office/Annex during limited hours until closer to show time. Tickets are also available online (plus convenience fee) at vistatheater.org.
Fri. May 19th
The Greater Ishpeming Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce (GINCC) is hosting its first Kid’s event: Chamber Children’s Carnival on May 19th from 5:30– 7:30 p.m. The event is free & open to the public. It will take place inside &outside River Rock Lanes & Banquet Center. Snacks, drinks, bouncy house, games, & fun prizes! For more info, contact GINCC at 906- 486-1111
Sat. May 20th
ATV/ORV Safety Class presented by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Dept. at the Westwood High School on May 20th from 8a.m.–4p.m. 6 years & older; students less than10 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This class will be instructional with a written test. Bring a pencil & a sack lunch. No charge. Call the Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools at 475-4173 to Register.
Mon. May 22nd The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on May 22nd at Humboldt Township Hall in Humboldt from 3–6 p.m. E.S.T. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Debbi Brooks at 282-3128.
Wed. May 24th
The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on May 24th at Dickinson Co. Healthcare System in Iron Mountain from 11a.m.–3:15 p.m. C.S.T. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Heather Zahn at 776-5795.
Fri. June 2nd & Sat. June 3rd
2017 Krusin Klassics FUN RUN “Mardi Gras Style” Car Show & Swap Meet at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba on June 2nd & 3rd. June 2nd: Registration 9 a.m.–8 p.m.UP State Fairgrounds Building #5. “X&M Chassis” Dyno (selected times for both Fri. & Sat.) Parade at 7 p.m. After the parade, back to the Ruth Butler Building for the “Fun Run Mardi Gras Party.” Open to everyone! Live music by the Cadillacs. Dance: 8 p.m.–Midnight. Food vendors, 50/50, games & a whole lot of fun! June 3rd: Pancake breakfast from 7–10:30a.m. in the Ruth Butler Building served by the Ford River Lion’s Club, $8. Car Show & Swap Meet. Gates open at 7 a.m. Registration: 8–Noon. Women’s Appreciation Luncheon to the first 175 women at Noon in the Ruth Butler Building. Antique Village open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Trophy Awards & participant prizes at 4:30 p.m. Giant Raffle at 6 p.m.in the grandstands. Top prize: 1974 Pontiac Formula 400 Firebird. 22 other great prizes!
Mon. June 5th
Mix & Mingle Community Event: Formal Event at the Island Resort & Casino. Cost: $15 per person. Transportation will be provided for individuals living in Gladstone & Escanaba. (Friends of DATA) Questions, call: 233-1319
June 15th –18th & June 22nd–25th
A songwriting retreat that took place for the first time in 2008 at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn will celebrate 10 years this June. The first session will take place from June 15th-18th. The second session will be June 22nd-25th. The weekend retreats are hosted by Bud & Kelly Chamberlin at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn, an historic hotel and restaurant in Curtis, Michigan. Songwriters or wanna-be songwriters of all levels are welcome to attend. Weekend activities include open mic time, workshops, constructive critiques, one-on-one sessions, electives & song circles. The weekend includes all meals, workshops & activities, & lodging & non-lodging options at different price points. For more info & to download the registration forms for each weekend, visit the Erickson Center For The Arts website ericksoncenter.org Additional questions may be directed to Kelly Chamberlin at 906-586-6000.
Fri. July 21st
Helen Newberry Joy Hospital Foundation 9th Annual Golf Outing & Fundraiser at the Newberry Country Club on July 21st. For team registration or sponsorship information, call Deb Doyle at 293-9130