Calendar – Music – Percussive Attack Camp Closing Concert – Aug. 7

Marquette – A closing concert for the Percussive Attack Camp, held at Northern Michigan University, will be offered on Friday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall on the NMU Campus.

Under the direction of Carrie Biolo and Shannon Whitehouse, middle school students through adults participating in the week-long camp developed musicianship within the context of courses in experimental, improvisation, traditional chamber ensemble, rudimental and la poubelle. They will showcase what they learned in the concert, which is free and open to the public.

Calendar – Youth – Lunch Out at the U.P. Children’s Museum – Aug. 7

Marquette – National Lunch Out will be celebrated on Friday, August 7 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum on Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

Bring your bag lunch to the museum courtyard, where the Michigan State Police will provide a lunch hour of free, fun activities with the theme of safety for children. For more information, call the museum at 226-3911.

Calendar – Music – Marquette City Band Concert – Aug. 7

Marquette – The Marquette City Band will present the concert “Encore Performances” on Friday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bandshell at Presque Isle Park in Marquette.

Some seating is available, but attendees are invited to bring their own comfortable lawn chairs.

Calendar – Community – Eagle Mine Public Tours – Aug. 7

Big Bay – Eagle Mine will offer public tours on Friday, August 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the mine on the Yellow Dog Plains.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the nation’s only primary nickel mine. The tours are free. For more information, or to sign up for a tour, call 273-1550.

Calendar – Community – National Night Out Party at Oakwood Village – Aug. 6

Marquette – A National Night Out Party will be held on Thursday, August 6 from 5 to 11:55 p.m. at Oakwood Village on the corner of Cox and Werner Streets in Marquette Township.

The entire community is invited to this fun, social event!

Calendar – Community – Negaunee Township Fire/EMS National Night Out Party – Aug. 6

Negaunee – The Negaunee Township Fire/EMS Department will host a National Night Out Party on Thursday, August 6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Negaunee Township Hall, 42 M-35 in Negaunee Township.

The Valley Med Helicopter will be landing at 7 p.m. on the Little League field. The Marquette County Sheriff’s 131 Rescue Unit will demonstrate the Jaws of Life at 8 p.m. The Smoke House will be open and a fire extinguisher demonstration will also take place. Free blood pressure/blood sugar testing will be offered by medical personnel. There will be food and bounce houses available throughout the evening.

Calendar – Outdoors – Silver Creek Thrift Farmers Market – Aug. 6

Harvey – Silver Creek Thrift will host a Farmers Market on Thursday, August 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 219 Silver Creek Road in Harvey.

Local farmers and crafters will offer a variety of produce and hand-crafted items. The market will be held every Thursday through October 29.

To learn more about becoming a vendor or for further information, please call Silver Creek Thrift at 273-2473.

Calendar – Education – “Sunburns to Snowstorms” – Aug. 6

Big Bay – “Sunburns to Snowstorms,” a program featuring author and meteorologist Karl Bohnak and photo historian Jack Deo, will be offered on Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m. at the Thunder Bay Inn in Big Bay.

Bohnak and Deo combine their stories and images to illustrate the wide range of weather extremes we experience living in the U.P. View famous weather events from the last 150 years: forest fires, lightning, tornadoes, floods and of course snow.

There is limited seating. Tickets are $10 in advance by calling 250-3350, or available at the door for $12.


Press Releases

Palms Book State Park – Family Fun Day – August 1st
Manistique MI, 49854 – This is a fun day for the whole family sponsored by The Friends of Indian Lake & Palms Book State Parks.  Join us from 1:00-4:00pm for kids games and crafts, a Native American drum ceremony, Native American crafts, UP Raptor and Rehab with live birds, a wheeling sportsman display, a DNR fire truck as well as a visit from local fire departments, and rumor has it you should keep your eyes open as there may be a sighting of Smokey Bear.  For additional event details and event locations contact the park at 906-341-2355

A Recreation Passport is required for entry

40th Annual UP Gem & Mineral Show – August 1st

Ishpeming, Michigan – 40th Annual UP Gem & Mineral Show – August 1st, 9:30a – 4:30p, at the Ishpeming, Elks Club Hall, 597 Lakeshore Drive, Ishpeming, MI.

40th Annual UP Gem & Mineral Show - August 1st

40th Annual UP Gem & Mineral Show – August 1st

Ishpeming Renaissance Festival & Art Faire – August 1st


Ishpeming, Michigan –  This is the Sixteenth Annual Ishpeming Renaissance Festival. A one day event to be held this year on August 1, 2015, from 10 am to 7 pm. Last year’s event included up to 75 art and craft booths, 8 theme related merchants, 6 food vendors. Along with a children’s activity area (Kids Castle) and a broad variety of entertainment including dancers, musicians, singers, swordsman and games from the Renaissance period. Five different musical groups performed throughout the day. This energetic annual event attracts a large number of people of all ages and historically attracted a great number of families. Each year it increases in popularity, and we expect upwards of 2,500 people this year.

Bancroft Park, along with the adjacent Cliff Shaft Mining Museum property in Ishpeming provides a beautiful setting along Lake Bancroft. The city of Ishpeming has been generous and increasingly supportive of this event, along with individual donations from sponsoring businesses. The day is filled with unique entertainment provided by quality art booths, authentic period performers, a variety of food and beverage vendors and costumes inspired by historical culture.

Les Cheneaux Arts Council Art Show August 1st to August 20th 2015 Cedarville Lodge

Les Cheneaux Arts Council  Art Show  August 1st to August 20th 2015  Cedarville Lodge

Cedarville Lodge
106 W M-134
Cedarville, MI  49719


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