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By June 15th:

The Escanaba Public Library joins the Delta County Historical Society in celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Sand Point Lighthouse. Local photographers are invited to share a favorite photograph of the lighthouse, & the library will feature it in a digital slide show, online, & at the library during June & July 2017.  Forward your photo in a .jpeg format to or bring it into the library on a flash drive by June 15th. Include your name with the photo. For more info call 789-7323.


June 5th –Sept. 5th

The “Vision between the Lakes” exhibit at the Erickson Center for the Arts Waterfront Gallery offers works of art from 3 Northern Exposure Featured Artists: Tracey Anderson, Ben Bohnsack, & Carol Irving. See weaving, woodblock printing, & scratch board art skillfully crafted by the 3 talented artists. The exhibit will be on display June 5th– Sept. 5th and open to the public Monday-Friday during regular business hours.


The Marquette Regional History Center has a new online card catalog that is now available for the John M. Longyear Research Library. Last year the MRHC received a Common Heritage grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities which allowed us to digitize family heirlooms, photos, letters & mementos. Thanks to the grant & a generous Longyear descendant these digitized items & others from the John M. Longyear Research Library & the MRHC permanent collection will now be available to the public through the online catalog. The project is ongoing & more items will be added in the future. To access the online catalog & see what’s in our collection visit:


Bridge Club at the Erickson Center will be held every Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. Open to the public. No experience required! Call the ECA office for more info at 906-586-9974.


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.


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 The dome can be any color you like:  Red, Blue, Green, Purple, or the beautiful & active Aurora Borealis feature.


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


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, & caregivers. To learn more about your plan, other plans, or the MMAP program/services dial 2-1-1 or visit


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 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 for cast photos & videos.  No fees, just fun!  Call 428-2843 to register



Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties have several services available. To schedule an appointment, call 786-4111



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



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


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


Ongoing (Mstq.)

Friday Night Fish Fry: Dining open to all at Manistique Elks Club, begins 5pm


Ongoing (Mstq.)

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


Thurs. June 1st

Eva Burrell Animal Shelter’s Rummage Sale at VFW Hall located at 344 N. Maple St. Manistique on June 1st from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. & June 2nd from 9 a.m.–12 noon. All proceeds benefit the cats & dogs cared for by the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter.


Thurs. June 1st

12th Annual Cemetery Walk—WWI Remembered Offering two tours on June 1st:  1-3 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. at Park Cemetery on 7th Street. To mark the 100th anniversary of WWI, hear the compelling stories of local men & women who served both at home & abroad, such as Francis Bashaw who was killed by friendly fire, Richard Jopling ambulance driver, Robert Young, a naval pilot, Nurse Ida Erickson & several others. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten. Music of the period & taps will be heard as you are guided through the cemetery. Park inside the cemetery gates. $5 suggested donation.  For more info visit or call 226-3571.




Fri. June 2nd

Brats for Books on June 2nd from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Elmer’s County Market. Proceeds benefit Delta-Schoolcraft Great Start Literacy Programs. Help kids get a GREAT START with early literacy! Limited free delivery for orders over $25 received by May 31st.  Contact 419-320-5542 to place an order & for details. Brats $3, Hot dogs $2, Soda $1. Hot, fresh, & ready to go!


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 & 3rdJune  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 the grandstands. Top prize: 1974 Pontiac Formula 400 Firebird. 22 other great prizes!


Sat. June 3rd

Presentation: “Kimberly Robbins presents Understanding Addiction” on June 3rd from 10–11 a.m. at the Forsyth Township Public Library (180 W Flint St.) in Gwinn, Michigan. A guide to understanding addiction for friends & family who have a loved one who suffers from addiction. Seating is limited, please rsvp. If you are unable to attend the event but still would like information on the subject email:


Sat. June 3rd

40 Below Young Professionals of Marquette County is hosting the 4th Annual Iron Range Roll on June 3rd.  The Iron Range Roll is a 16 mile point to point fun (but timed) race from Ishpeming to Marquette along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail (IOHT). This relay/run/bicycle event celebrates the heritage & recreational culture of Marquette County – all in the name of giving back to our community’s youth through the YMCA of Marquette County’s “Reach & Rise” youth mentoring program. Along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, from downtown Ishpeming to the iconic Ore Dock in Marquette, recreational & community enthusiasts of all ages will participate in a friendly timed downhill excursion on foot, bicycle, or as part of a relay team. Additional information can be found at


Sat. June 3rd

LuLaRoe Fundraiser for the NMU Club Softball team on June 3rd from 9 a.m.–Noon at the PEIF building on the campus of NMU (practice gyms 150 & 154).  There will be 7 local consultants on hand to help raise funds.  A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the softball team to cover the costs associated with the team for traveling, field maintenance, umpires, & association fees.


Sat. June 3rd

A Community Plant Swap will be held in the playground area of Graveraet Elementary School in Marquette on June 3rd from 1 -2:30 pm.  Please arrive promptly.  All are welcome. MQT Growth, Transition Marquette, MSU North Farm, and Queen City Seed Library have come together to sponsor the plant swap.  Bring labeled plant starts, cuttings, and/or seeds in containers or bags.  If you don’t have plants you can still take part in the local bounty. “We think the hoop house at Graveraet is an ideal location for an event like this.” said Michael Riesterer, of the Transition Marquette Seed Co-op. Donations will be accepted to help support the non-profit MQT Growth who manages the Graveraet hoop house. For more info call 906-273-2730.


Sun. June 4th

Curtis Public Library proudly presents The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s “Meet the Music!” series: Albert and Wolfgang….at the Curtis Public Library on June 5th at 4 p.m. Einstein once said, “Mozart’s music is so pure & beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe.” In his day, Einstein performed Mozart sonatas on the violin & played chamber music with professional musicians over the world.


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


Tues. June 6th

Open House of the City of Escanaba Public Safety Department Facility on June 6th from 4–6 p.m.  Tour the facility & meet staff.  Refreshments will be served.


Tues. June 6th

The Peter White Library Book Group will meet on June 6th at 7 p.m. in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the library to discuss Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. “A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.” New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which tragedy  unexpectedly strikes his family—which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother. He finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years. We’ll also be selecting books for 2017-2018. New members are welcome. For more info call 228-9953.


Wed. June 7th

Open House of the City of Escanaba Public Works Department Facility on June 7th from 4–6 p.m. Tour the facility & meet staff. Refreshments will be served.


Wed. June 7th

Please join us as we say farewell to Rosemary Michelin on June 7th from 4- 6 p.m. at the Marquette Regional History Center. After answering thousands of research questions, transforming herself into Carroll Watson Rankin and Abby Roberts, leading cemetery tours to make sure the contributions of our forbearers are not forgotten, Rosemary has decided to retire from her job as research librarian after 26 1/2 years!  Many of you have worked with Rosemary & others may just want to come to wish her well. Please join us for an open house on June 7th from 4– 6 p.m.  Special remarks at 5:30 pm. Refreshments will be served & stories will be told.


Wed. June 7th

Families and individuals in need will be welcome to visit the Christian Closet & select from an assortment of gently used clothing & shoes of all sizes, non-perishable food items, household supplies, & so much more! Everything will be available free of charge. The Christian Closet is located at the Escanaba Church of Christ building located in Soo Hill at 5079 18th Road, Escanaba.The Christian Closet will be open on the first Wednesday of every month from 10 am- 1 pm, with the next date being June 7th. Everyone who attends is welcome to stay afterwards for the Church of Christ’s weekly ‘Family Night’ which begins with a free 5:30 supper & followed by family bible activities at 6:00.  For more info on how you can be involved, contact Christian Closet coordinator, Mickie Roberts at 233-0065


Wed. June 7th & Thurs. June 8th

Learn research-based safety strategies to help keep you safe while on the road. After taking this 8 hour course, you may be eligible for a multi-year discount on your car insurance! An AARP Smart Drive Course will take place at the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum on the North Side of Highway 2 in Naubinway, MI on June 7th & 8th from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (both days) with a 1 hour lunch break. Space is limited, so register now by calling 906-477-6298. Bring your driver’s license and AARP card (if you have one). There is a fee for this course.


Thurs. June 8th

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area Golf Tournament on June 8th at the Escanaba Golf & Country Club. Registration & lunch at 11. Shotgun start at Noon. Team sponsor fee: $400. Individual entry fee: $85. Register online at:


Thurs. June 8th

Second Thursday Creativity Series at the U.P. Children’s Museum on June 8th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. MUSEUM BIRTHDAY PARTY! There will be crafts, games, FREE Culver’s Frozen Custard, music, & more! This event is free with admission price or membership.


June 8th

The Bay de Noc Kennel Club will hold its next General Meeting on June 8th at 7 p.m. at the Kennel Club Building at 6687 N.75 Dr. Escanaba (just north of the Wells Sports Complex). The public is welcome to attend!

Bay de Noc Kennel Club will hold its first Nosework Match on June 24 at the club facility.  We use the same nosework techniques that police dogs learn.  Come see how it works!

Contact person:  Wendolyn Tetlow (630) 533-3175


Fri. June 9th & Sat. June 10th

The Memorial United Methodist Church is holding their annual Rummage Sale on June 9th & June 10th starting at 9 a.m. & closing at 2 p.m. each day.  There are many great household items, books, & clothes of all sizes (also bag prices for clothes).  All items are clean & priced to sell.


Fri. June 9th & Sat. June 10th

The Memorial United Methodist Church is holding their annual Rummage Sale on June 9th & June 10th starting at 9 a.m. each day & closing at 2 p.m. each day.  There are many great household items, books, clothes of all sizes (also bag prices for clothes).  All items are clean and priced to sell.  You will be sure to find what you are looking for—many many items to sell!


Fri. June 9th –Sun. June 11th

Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce Town-Wide Rummage Sale on June 9th –11th. Open to residents of: Ishpeming, Champion, Michigamme, Negaunee, Republic, & surrounding townships. Download a registration form at or stop by the Chamber office (910 US 41 W.) in Ishpeming. Register by June 7th!  $10 registration fee. For more info call 906-486-1111


Fri. June 9th – Sun. June 11th

The UPHA is dedicated to creating positive experiences within the horse community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan & neighboring states. We invite you to become one of us! UPHA is a growing organization with members from all over the U.P.& Northern WI. Visit our website at or find us on Facebook!  Marquette County Horse Club, Marquette County Fair Grounds, Speed Friday at 6 p.m., Full Show Saturday, Pleasure Show Sunday. All shows begin at 8:30 a.m. EST.


Sat. June 10th

Gladstone’s First Rhubarb Fest in on June 10th at Gladstone City Square during Crazy Daze. A Rhubarb Bake-off & a Stalk Competition will start at 10 a.m. There will also be a Rhubarb Art Table for the kids. Rhubarb breakfast sweets will be available starting at 8 a.m. while the Gus Macker basketball tournament takes place. Registration forms are available at Gladstone City Hall or online at:


Sat. June 10th

Young Eagles Day complimentary Aircraft Ride at Sanderson Field (2144 Meridian Street) in Sault Ste. Marie, MI on June 10th from 8a.m.–1p.m. (or Sunday, June 11th, due to inclement weather). If you are age 8 through 17 you may become a “Young Eagle.” Your name & flight will be listed in the world’s largest pilot logbook on display at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, WI, & the Young Eagles website logbook


Sat. June 10th & Sun. June 11th

Free admission Pictured Rocks Days on June 10th & 11th at Bayshore Park in Munising. Free cruises for residents of the U.P.  Photo ID required! Limit of 1,500 tickets available per day. For more info go to:  June 10th: 10:00-12:00 Music by Jan Arnold, 12:00-1:00 Chocolay Raptors & Nature Show, 1:00-3:00 Music by Gator & the River Boys, 3:00-4:00 Chocolay Raptors & Nature Show, 4:00-6:00 Music by Amnesians.  June 11th:  10:00-12:00 Music by Jan Arnold, 12:00-1:00 Rosco the Clown Show, 1:00-3:00 Music by Derrell Syria Project, 3:00-4:00 Rosco the Clown Shop. Kayak demos, bounce houses, petting zoo, sled dogs, arts & crafts, food vendors, beer tent & much more!


Sat. June 10th & Sun. June 11th

The world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament will hit the streets of downtown Gladstone again this summer. The Gus Macker will be held on June 10th-11th.  Adding to the fun, this year the event will be held in conjunction with crazy daze & will feature fun for the whole family with basketball tournament play, sidewalk sales, food vendors, kids games, & an exciting slam dunk contest. With teams consisting of 3 players & one alternate, the Gus Macker is open to all ages and skill levels with brackets for 10 & under up to 30 & over.

For more info, volunteer opportunities, & sponsorship opportunities please call 786-2192 or email


Sun. June 11th

Dance at the Rock Senior Center (3892 W. Mapleridge Rd) on June 11th at 1:00-5:00. Music will be provided by The Country Hashbrowns. Cost is $5 per person with a Free Will Donation lunch available. All proceeds benefit Senior Corporation. For more info, call Alice 356-6588.


Mon. June 12th

Erickson Center for the Arts presents “Fire, Brimstone & Brahms!” A Classical Music Performance on June 12th at 7 p.m. Doors at 6:30 Advanced tickets $15 available now at the ECA office, remaining tickets will be sold at the door.  Call 906-586-9974.  Experience a soul- stirring classical music performance featuring expert Steinway pianist Dr. Sergio Ruiz, accompanied by artists Dr. Naomi Gjevre and Dr. Javier Pinell.


Mon. June 12th & Mon. June 19th

Rest is an originally designed educational course that provides respite training to adults & teens who want to offer care to those in need & provide assistance to their caregivers.  As a REST companion (volunteer or paid), you give the gift of your time to provide a valuable service. As a REST trained companion/respite provider you will spend one-on-one time with an adult or senior, giving only as much time as you are willing & able to give. The ultimate goal of this training course is to assist individuals to become effective companions & respite workers by learning the 3 key steps of support:  Prepare, Care & Connect.  **REST training is now available in the Marquette area, brought to you by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. There is NO charge to participants for this training or materials provided. Class will be held in two half day segments with lunch & snacks provided. **The REST training will be provided on two half days Monday, June 12th, & Monday, June 19th. Attendance both days are required in order to receive certification as a REST companion.  The training will be from 9a.m.– 2 p.m. with time built in for lunch & breaks.  To participate in this training contact 1-800-305-8137, dial 2-1-1 or visit


Tues. June 13th

Open House of the City of Escanaba Water Department Facility on June 13th from 4–6 p.m. Tour the facility & meet staff. Refreshments will be served.


Wed. June 14th

Open House of the City of Escanaba Wastewater Department Facility on June 13th from 4–6 p.m. Tour the facility & meet staff. Refreshments will be served.


Wed. June 14th

Music in the Park- Open Mic Night with John Latini on June 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Erickson Center Park Band Shell. Pre-registration appreciated but not required. Contact the ECA to sign-up or for more info at 906-586-9974. Showcase your musical talent!


Wed. June 14th

The Escanaba Elks Lodge #354 along with the Escanaba City Band announced plans for its annual Flag Day Program at the Karas Memorial Band Shell on June 14th in Ludington Park. The program begins at 7 p.m., with patriotic musical selections by the City Band, directed by Bruce Cassell,followed at 7:30 p.m. with the Elks Flag Day Ceremony. Of special interest will be an appearance by the “Remnants Barbershop Chorus” under the direction of Ed Boehm, who will sing patriotic numbers as part of the program. The program will be performed by the Officers of the Elks, led by Exalted Ruler Eric Patmythes. The “History of the Flag” will be presented by Elk member Philip Strom and the “Response” presented by Elk member Jimmy Bruce. Boy Scouts of America Troop #466 of Gladstone will assist with the “History of the Flag”. Free handouts, including miniature United States flags will be distributed to the public. Old, damaged and worn flags ready for retirement can be brought to the ceremony or deposited in the blue barrel marked for retired flags located behind the Elks Lodge at 510 Ludington Street. Anyone interested in becoming an Elk or re-instating in the Elks should call 786.2294.


Wed. June 14th

Once Upon A Crime, the book group for Mystery Lovers will meet on June 14th at 7 p.m. in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the Peter White Public Library to discuss The Judas Pair, first in the Lovejoy series, by Jonathan Gash. Rough around the edges, Lovejoy, a somewhat shady antiques dealer, is looking for a pair of antique dueling pistols. Lovejoy knows that the legendary Judas Pair of flintlock pistols are just that–a legend. Or are they? By the time he finds out the truth, two people are dead, and Lovejoy has to pull a nifty scam to avoid the same fate.  This story where the criminal is also the detective continues our year of reading mysteries in a different genre each month.  New members are welcome.  For more info call 228-9953.


Thurs. June 15th

The Escanaba Public Library will present “Eating Healthy,” a presentation by local health coach Mary Madden-Malnor on June 15th at 6:30 p.m.  Malnor will demonstrate how to use foods from the garden or farmers market to prepare healthy, nutritious meals, from appetizers to salads to the main course. She will prepare foods during the presentation & share samples with the audience.  In addition to being a health coach, Malnor is a personal chef & caterer specializing in allergy free & special needs diets & lifestyles. She has taught an anti-inflammatory cooking class series & regularly conducts demonstrations at local farmer’s markets. Malnor’s focus is on developing new habits that manifest into feeling better & living an active lifestyle. This program is supported by the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library & is FREE to the public. No registration required.

For more info call 789-7323. The Escanaba Public Library is located at 400 Ludington St. in downtown Escanaba.


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  Additional questions may be directed to Kelly Chamberlin at 906-586-6000.


Sat. June 17th

6th Annual Scenic Shore 5K Run/ 1 Mile Walk on June 17th beginning at the Gladstone Senior Center (303 N. 8th St.) in Gladstone. Entry fee includes lunch & awards.  Registration: 9–9:45 a.m. EST, Race: 10 a.m.  Entry fee: $15 per person/ $40 per family up to 5 people. The money raised supports the fitness programs at the Center.  This includes “Sit & Be Fit” and Tai Chi held from September through May.  For more info contact Dan at 280-5803.


Sat. June 17th

NAPS (Norway Area Preservation Society) is presenting a special dinner-theater, “Good Neighbors,” on June 17th at Oak Crest Golf Club at 6 p.m. Cocktail hour at 5 p.m.  Tickets are $25 & can be purchased at First National Bank of Norway & its branches.  Reserved tickets must be purchased by June 10th, & seating is limited! For information contact Carol Sundstrom,at (906) 221-3702.


Sat. June 17th

Saturday Night Music in the Park- Above the Bridge Music in the Round on June 17th at 6:30 p.m. at the Erickson Center Park in Curtis. The award-winning Above the Bridge Songwriter’s staff including John Latini, Jamie-Sue Seal, Pat Bergeson, Annie & Rod Capps, and Sigrid Christianson will showcase their talents at this special Saturday night outdoor concert. Donations are welcome.


Sun. June 18th

The Rock Lions monthly THIRD-SUNDAY, ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT breakfast buffet will take place on Sunday, June 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rock Lions Club on Hwy. M-35 in Rock.  The buffet includes scrambled eggs, omelets made to order, 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.


Wed. June 21st

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: The Amazing Bike Path Tour 2.0 on June 21st at 6 p.m. meet at MRHC. A group bike ride with Jim Koski around Marquette’s bike path system, starting & ending at the

History Center with over a dozen stops, visiting everything from old lumber mills & railroad yards, to a one-time city dump. See clues to Marquette’s history you may have ridden by & never noticed! Just bring your bike, and prepare for a 4-6 mile ride.  $5 suggested donation.  Visit or call 226-3571 for more info.


Thurs. June 22nd

The Gladstone Braves Fan Club is holding its 23rd annual golf outing on June 22nd at the Gladstone Golf Course with a shotgun start at 11:00 am.  The cost is $320 per team & includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, & dinner. The price also includes a chance at hole prizes, hole in one contest & cash prizes for the top three teams in each flight. There is also a 50/50 drawing, bucket raffles & a putting contest. The money raised at this event will be going to the remodeling of the bathrooms & concession area at the Marble Athletic Field. For more info contact Jill Thompson at 280-5035.


June 24th

Registration is by donation: Minimum donation of $15 for youth 18 & under; $25 for adults. Registration deadline: June 2nd (to guarantee race packet, color & shirt). Awards for top finishers. Medals for all youth who participate. Basket Raffle.


Mon. June 26th & Tues. June 27th

Open Auditions will be held at the Erickson Center for the Arts summer production of “Shrek, the Musical” on June 26th & June 27th with call backs on June 30th. Audition schedule for both days are: 6-12 yrs~~6:00-7:00pm, and 13-adult~~7:15-9:00pm. ALL ARE WELCOME! No prior acting experience required! **Please note: those who audition & are called back to fill a role will be asked to commit to regular rehearsals until the show. Show dates are the evenings of Aug. 10th, 11th, & 12th.


ALL ARE WELCOME, no prior acting experience required! Bring your shining personality and a smile, we will provide the rest!


** Please note! ** Those who audition and are called back to fill a role will be asked to commit to regular rehearsals until the show. Show dates will be the evenings of August 10th, 11th, and 12th.


Thurs. June 29th

Annual Escanaba Fan Club Golf Outing & Golf Cart Raffle on June 29th at the Escanaba Country Club. Shotgun start at Noon. The raffle has 5 prize winners with the top prize being a golf cart. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20. They are on sale now, & the winners will be drawn the day of the golf outing around 7 p.m. If interested in golfing, the cost is $65 per person & that includes 18 holes of golf, food (lunch & dinner), beverages, hole event prizes, & a fun filled afternoon! To register your team, call the ECC at 786-4430. Payment must be received by June 20th to guarantee your team registration. If you’d like to make any type of donation, call Molly Lancour at 786-2290.


Sat. June 24th

Curt Knierim Memorial 5K Color Run on June 24th at Newberry Elementary School Packet Pick-Up & Registration at 8 a.m.  Race start time: 10 a.m.  Fundraiser for the Newberry Community Playground & the Newberry High School Varsity Baseball Team. Registration forms available at: MSU Extension Office, Newberry Elementary School Office, or the HNJH Wellness Centers. You may also register online at Registration is by donation: minimum of $15 for kids 18 years & under; $25 for any-one over age 18. Registration deadline: Friday, June 2nd (to guarantee race packet & shirt)  For more info call Jessica or Cheryl at the MSU Extension Office at  906-293-3203.  Awards for top finishers, Competition Cup (team with most runners), Medals for all kids who participate Competition Cup, Basket Raffle (including a variety of kid-friendly & family-style items)


Mon. July 3rd

The Delta County Historical Society will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Sand Point Lighthouse on July 3rd at 1:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse. Refreshments, free admission to both the Lighthouse & the Museum. Check out related events. Everyone is welcome!


Tues. July 4th

Gladstone–Rapid River Kiwanis Firecracker 5 Mile Run/2.5 Mile Walk in Gladstone on July 4th. Registration is from 6:30–7:45 a.m. EST with the race to start at 8 a.m. from the large Pavilion across from the Gladstone State Police Post. Pre-registration is encouraged & forms are available at Gladstone City Hall, Delta County Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, & online at:  All ages are encouraged to enter & race fee includes a    t-shirt while supplies last. Cost for runners is $20 for pre-registration, & $25 on race day.  Age 14 & under is $15 for pre-registration & $20 on race day. Cost for walkers is $15. Walkers must walk the entire 2.5 miles. (Walkers can purchase a shirt for an additional $5).  Pre-registration is on July 3rd from 4–6p.m. EST at the Gladstone Recreation Department located by the tennis courts in Gladstone. Pre-registers may pick up race materials on July 3rd at the Gladstone Recreation Building from 4–6p.m. also.


Tues. July 4th

Powers-Spalding Independence Day Celebration on July 4th at Veteran’s Memorial Park.  Parade at 10:30a.m. CST. Theme Patriotic. Register at Lions Club Building (Old 41).  Cash prizes for best float.  Truck Pull at 1p.m. Food & refreshments. Air rides. Ice cream fundraiser for the NCA Guarantee Scholarship Fund. Fishing Derby at 1p.m. Music by “Runaway Train” from 1–5p.m. No carry-ins allowed. Rides home from the park are available. (Sponsored by the Powers-Spalding Lions Club)


Fri. July 7th – Sun. July 9th

The UPHA is dedicated to creating positive experiences within the horse community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan & neighboring states. We invite you to become one of us! UPHA is a growing organization with members from all over the U.P.& Northern WI. Visit our website at or find us on Facebook!  Silver Spur Saddle Club, UP State Fair Grounds. Full Show Saturday & Sunday. All shows begin at 8:30 a.m. EST.  *High Points awarded


Sat. July 15th –Sun. July 16th

The UPHA is dedicated to creating positive experiences within the horse community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan & neighboring states. We invite you to become one of us! UPHA is a growing organization with members from all over the U.P.& Northern WI. Visit our website at or find us on Facebook!  UPHA Members Show, UP State Fair Grounds. Full show Saturday & Sunday. All shows begin at 8:30 a.m. EST. *Jackpot classes Saturday only. *High Point awarded


Sat. July 22nd

WBCCI (The Airstream RV Owner’s Association) hosts their 60th Annual International Conference/Rally on July 22nd – July 29th in Escanaba at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds.  The Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba will be the site of the 2017 International Airstream Rally.  Airstream members from across the United States, Canada, & Australia are expected to attend.  Early worker members will begin arriving in early July with the largest influx of individuals being onsite by approximately July 22nd. The Wally Byam Caravan Club International (the WBCCI) has a membership of over 6,500 units, representing individuals who enjoy travel, caravans, fun, fellowship & adventure in their Airstream trailers & motorhomes. Airstream members are looking forward to spending time in the Escanaba area as we enjoy the hospitality of your city & the surrounding beautiful mountains.


(Wally Byam was an aeronautical engineer who in 1935 designed the first Airstream travel trailer, & who led caravans of trailers to Europe, Africa & South America as well as many in the United States.  Airstream trailers are produced in Jackson Center, Ohio at a recently remodeled & expanded factory)


July 27th–July 29th

This year’s annual North Country Trail Association’s (NCTA) Celebration will be held in Marquette July 27th  through July 29th.  Hosting this time of celebration, along with the partnership of Northern Michigan University’s School of Health & Human Performance, are the five Upper Peninsula Chapters of the NCTA: Ni-Miikanaake, Peter Wolfe, North Country Trail Hikers, Superior Shoreline & Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore. NCTA members, volunteers & hikers from across the seven states are encouraged to come & be a part of this activity-packed weekend. Participate in guided hikes & enjoy engaging programs & activities revolving around recreating outdoors, & especially on the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST). The NCNST (more commonly referred to as the North Country Trail or NCT) winds roughly 4,600 miles across seven states, from New York to North Dakota, making it the longest National Scenic Trail in the country.  Every region, every stretch, offers unique &inspiring vistas, & the sections through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are no exception. This year’s NCTA Celebration offers opportunities for locals & visitors to join others on guided hikes through northern hardwoods & towering pines, along stretches of beautiful Lake Superior coastline, & to the top of rock outcroppings offering 360-degree views. The hikes range from easy to difficult, & participants can choose from a variety of lengths, as short as 1 mile to as long as 14! Thursday, Friday, & Saturday will offer multiple, unique hikes which visitors can choose from. The celebration also offers some incredible programs & non-hiking activities, giving visitors a chance to relax, socialize, & become involved in the story of the longest National Scenic Trail in the country. On Friday afternoon, participants are encouraged to choose from an assortment of intriguing & informative break-out sessions to learn more about the NCT, the NCTA, management, & recreation from professionals & individuals with an experience & desire to share their knowledge & passions. To take a break from hiking, or to simply get out & do some additional exploration, those attending the celebration have the opportunity to register for pre-scheduled non-hiking activities, like visiting the Chocolay Raptor Center or touring the Maritime Museum & Lighthouse. You can also choose a variety of on-your-own activities to dive into, from Blueberry Fest, Art on the Rocks and the Outback Art Fair to relaxing at some of Marquette’s city parks on the shores of Lake Superior.  Registration is available online. Information on hikes, activities, afternoon break-outs & evening programs, meals, transportation & housing are all available at All are welcome!


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


Thurs. July 27th & Fri. July 28th

MSU Extension presents- “Protecting Lake Shorelines: A Program for Lakefront Property Owners & Local Government Officials.” The workshop is offered in two Upper Peninsula locations: in Curtis (Eastern UP) on July 27th from 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. ET, & Watersmeet (Western UP) on July 28th from 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Central time. Registration fee by July 6th: $40 for individual, $60 for individual plus spouse. On or after July 7th: $60.  Registration includes: lunch, workshop handouts, & the MSUE Natural Shoreline Landscapes on Inland Lakes Guidebook. Register online at:  For more info, call 906-315-2661.


Sat. July 29th

Baraga County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on 7/29/17. Starts at 8:30 at L’Anse Golf Club, L’Anse MI. Best Ball Scramble for 4 person teams.  Separate division for all men, all women, & mixed. Cash prizes, lunch and $5,000 Hole in One prize. $200 per team, carts available $10. For more info call 906-353-8808.


Aug. 19th –27th

The Erickson Center for the Arts presents:“Water, Water Every Where! In the Heart of the beast” Puppet and Mask Making Theatre Workshop & Pageant.  Artists from In the Heart of the Beast Theatre work in residence with local participants to research local stories & concerns about Water. Our special love of the beautiful bodies of water that surround our home makes for a perfect center of this wonderful puppet making workshop. Come & create a puppet or mask that will be paraded proudly in the WATER, WATER EVER WHERE Pageant,

August 19th–27th.  This FREE workshop featuring visiting instructors from the “In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre” will begin on August 19th at 10 a.m., and will end Sunday afternoon, August 27th, with a Puppet Pageant in the ECA Park.  *DAILY CLASSES WILL BE HELD at the ECA from 10 a.m. –3 p.m. with a lunch break from Noon–1 p.m. Come any day that you choose… as many as you’d like! This is a FREE workshop! All are welcome to attend. Call the ECA for more info at 906-586-9974.


Sat. Oct. 7th

Baraga County Beer Fest on 10/7/17. Starts 1:00 & Ends 5:00 at L’Anse Waterfront Park, L’Anse, MI.

Beer Fest offering tastings of craft beers, food & music.  Tickets $25 in advance on our website or facebook..

Baraga County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 122 L’Anse, MI 49946. For more info call 906-353-8808.