Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Marquette – Dec. 22

Marquette – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Monday, December 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first floor of the Neldberg Building at U.P. Health System in Marquette.

For an appointment call the Blood Center at 225-4610.

Calendar – Music – Traditional Music Jam – Dec. 21

Marquette – Join other musicians for a community jam celebrating traditional folk music on Sunday, December 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Guitar, fiddle, banjo, dulcimer, bass players and singers are invited try their hand at those great old time tunes by Peter, Paul and Mary, the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and others. A limited quantity of sheet music is available for use for those not familiar with the songs.

A music jam is not a performance but an informal gathering for people interested in playing or singing with others who enjoy traditional acoustic music. Listeners are always welcome.

There is no admission charge to attend the event which is sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the Peter White Public Library.

Call 226-4318 or visit for more information.

Calendar – Groups – Scrabble Club Meeting – Dec. 21

Marquette – Join other word game enthusiasts for a challenging and fun afternoon of the popular board game Scrabble on Sunday, December 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Peter White Public Library.

The Scrabble Club meets on the third Sunday of each month in Workshop #4 in conjunction with the Traditional Music Jams. Participants should enter through the Community Room on the lower level of the library. Open to ages 14 and up, multiple game sets are available to accommodate varying skill levels.

There is no admission charge and light refreshments will be provided.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Rock Lions Club Breakfast Buffet – Dec. 21

Rock – The Rock Lions Club will offer an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet on Sunday, December 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rock Lions Club on M-35 in Rock.

The buffet includes eggs prepared to order and omelets, bacon, sausage, ham, fried 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.

The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and under. The Rock Lions Club is a non-profit service organization that provides funding for charitable organizations and local needs.

Calendar – Holidays – Kids’ Christmas Party at Gwinn VFW – Dec. 20

Gwinn – The annual Kids’ Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gwinn VFW Post 5670.

There will be games, hotdogs, and prizes. Santa will arrive at 2 p.m. All area children are invited to attend.

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Snow 100 Film Series at U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame – Dec. 20

Ishpeming – The Snow 100 Film Series will feature three films on Saturday, December 20 beginning at 2 p.m. at the U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in Ishpeming.

The first two films, “The Performers” and “The Last of the Ski Bums” were produced by Hall of Fame member Dick Barrymore. The third film will be “The Ski Racer” by Paul Ryan.

Each of these films is approximately 25 minutes long. Admission is free.

Calendar – Holidays – Afternoon With Santa and Mrs. Claus – Dec. 20

Champion – An afternoon with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be held on Saturday, December 20 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Humboldt Township Hall in Champion.

Kids, bring your wish list and parents, bring your cameras. There will be sleigh rides, hot dogs, brats, hot chocolate, cookies and a goody bag for every child.

Calendar – Holidays – Santa to Visit American Legion Post 349 in Little Lake – Dec. 20

Little Lake – Santa Claus will have treats and gifts for all good little boys and girls on Saturday, December 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 349 in Little Lake.

For more information, call 346-6000.


Press Releases

10 Minute Play Festival at Northern Michigan University December 3rd
10 Minute Play Festival at Northern Michigan University December 3rd

10 Minute Play Festival at Northern Michigan University December 3rd

Northern Michigan University
Name: James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre

Subject: 10 Minute Play Festival

Message: The students in the Directing Theory class will present a series of 10 minute plays. Different plays will be featured each night.


Start Time
07:00 PM

End Time
08:00 PM

Fourteenth Annual Holiday Art Sale To Be Held November 22nd

For More Information: City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center / 228-0472


The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is proud to announce the 2014 Holiday Art Sale, held on Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This sale will take place at the MACC, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette. The sale will stretch through all of the MACC three workshop spaces and into the Community Room.

There will be over 30 artists exhibiting their work for the sale in a variety of mediums, including the following: wood, glass, metal, fibers/wearable art, painting, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, photography and Christmas decor.

The following artists will be exhibiting in the 2014 Holiday Art Sale juried event: Judy Sarosik, Leigh DiFulvio, Chris Moore, Renee Kirchenwitz, Emily Lanctot, Justin Savu, Pat Frenn, Kelly Limberg, Connie Hedmark, Mary Schetter Andrela, Karen Jilbert, Judy Parlato, David Payant, Beth Cox, Ron Morgan, Wendy Johnson, Penny Mellen, Geraldine LeMoine, Katie Lancaster, Terri Smith, Andrea Marsh, Lisa and Kay Johnson, Suzanne Fraker, Sue Hubbard, Amber Edmondson, Eli Brooks, Jason Jensen, Kathyrn Johnson, D. Shields, Tom Doman, Michelle Dupras and Terri Merrick. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email arts-

USDA Pilot Study Completed in the Upper Peninsula

You are invited to attend a press conference on November 20 at 10:00 am in the Citizen’s Forum Room at Lakeview Arena in Marquette. This event will highlight the ten U.P. farms that have achieved USDA GAP Certification via a pilot study sponsored by USDA and the Wallace Center. The U.P. Food Exchange, the farms involved in the project, and the partner agencies that have contributed staff time will all be present to receive their certifications and be recognized for the ground-breaking work that they are doing to pioneer a culture of food safety in their respective U.P. communities. We would be honored if you would join us for this special event. Attached is a detailed invitation as well as an overview of the project.

Those involved in the project…

U.P. Food Exchange: This pilot project is sponsored by the U.P. Food Exchange, a partnership between the Marquette Food Co-op and Michigan State University Extension, with support from the Western U.P. Health Department.


Eastern Region: Ski Country Farm (Sault St. Marie)

Central Region: Blueberry Pier (Menominee), Hannah’s Garden (Marquette), Reh-Morr Farm (Eben Junction),

Rock River Perennial Garden & Greenhouse (Chatham), Slagle’s Family Farm (Felch), Sleepy Hollow Farm(Munising), Treasa’s Treasures (Munising)

Western Region: Anya Farms (Chassell), Wintergreen Farms (Ontonagon)

Agency/Business Partners: Additionally, it will be important to recognize our agency/business partners in this project who have contributed staff to serve as internal inspectors for the program.

· Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District

· Keweenaw Food Co-op

· Marquette Food Co-op

· Michigan State University Extension

· Western U.P. Health Department

Chicago at NMU’s Forest Roberts Theatre November 19th

Marquette, Michigan 498rSubject: Chicago

Message: After shooting her husband, Roxie Hart must prove her innocence in Chicago where the biggest celebrities are those with the heftiest crime careers. With the help — and lack thereof — from sexy murderesses, big shot lawyers, and a nearly invisible husband, Roxie discovers what it means to kill for fame.


Start Time
07:00 PM

End Time
09:00 PM


Chicago at NMU's Forest Roberts Theatre November 19th

Chicago at NMU’s Forest Roberts Theatre November 19th


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