Calendar – Groups – Ishpeming Area Historical Society Annual Meeting – Oct. 28

Ishpeming – The Ishpeming Area Historical Society invites the community and members to attend its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Room on the third floor of the Gossard Building, 308 Cleveland Avenue in downtown Ishpeming.

A short meeting will include a year in review and a financial report, followed by a presentation “Murder, Mayhem, and Misfits” by author Sonny Longtine.

Light refreshments will be served. 2015 membership forms will be available for those who wish to renew or become new members.

For more information, contact the Historical Society President, Sue Boback, at 486-8678 or e-mail:

Calendar – Youth – Story and Craft Hour – Oct. 28

Marquette – “Once Upon a Time” story and craft hour for ages 4 and up, will be offered on Tuesday, October 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the youth atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy stories and songs, and make a craft to take home. The event is free. For more information, call 226-4320.

Calendar – Music – Bluesday Tuesday to Present U.P. Gumbo – Oct. 28

Marquette – In celebration of blues music, Bluesday Tuesday will host a live performance by U.P. Gumbo, the acoustic quartet that plays music from Louisiana and the Delta region, on Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

There is no admission charge to attend the event which is sponsored by
the Marquette Area Blues Society and the library. Call 226-4318 or
visit for more information.

Calendar – Youth – Book Babies – Oct. 28

Marquette – Book Babies, a lap-sit story time for infants and toddlers up to 2 years old, along with a loving adult, will be offered on Tuesday, October 28 at 10 a.m. in the Children’s Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Join the fun for finger plays, rhymes, stories and songs. For more information call 226-4323.

Calendar – Education – “English Music on the American Frontier” Lecture – Oct. 28

Marquette William Van Vugt, professor of history at Calvin College, will present “English Music on the American Frontier” on Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m. at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center in 105 Cohodas Hall at Northern Michigan University..

The presentation coincides with the Beaumier Center’s exhibition, “Music in the Pines: a history of the Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival.” It includes selections from the foundation of early American country music, which became Bluegrass or “Old Time,” demonstrated on guitar with some vocals, and shows how English music became assimilated to the American frontier.

The Beaumier Center and NMU history department are sponsoring the presentation. Admission is free.

Calendar – Youth – Story Time at Negaunee Public Library – Oct. 28

Negaunee – Story time for children of all ages will be held on Tuesday, October 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Negaunee Public Library.

Children must be accompanied by a loving adult.

Calendar – Youth – Storytime Happy Days for 2’s and 3’s – Oct. 27

Marquette – Join toddlers, ages 2 and 3, and their parents for stories, singing and movement at “Storytime Happy Days” on Monday, October 27 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the Children’ Atrium at the Peter White Public Library.

Toddlers must be accompanied by a loving adult. The event is free. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit

Calendar – Community – Eagle Mine Community Forum in Michigamme – Oct. 27

Michigamme – An Eagle Mine Community Forum will be held on Monday, October 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Michigamme Township Hall in Michigamme.

The Forum is a part of Lundin Mining’s continued effort to keep the community informed about the activities at Eagle Mine. Get an inside look at the operations and meet some of the team members. Participate in the Eagle Mine Community Scorecard, an opportunity to rate Lundin Mining performance over the past six months in the areas of safety, environmental protection, local hire, communication, and community development.

Call 273-1550 or email for more information.


Press Releases

Celtic Musician Nuñez Performs in Marquette October 4th

MARQUETTE, Mich. —Celtic musician Carlos Nuñez will perform in Marquette on Saturday, Oct. 4, as part of the Northern Nights series at Northern Michigan University. His concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium. Tickets are available in advance at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets. Prices are: students/children, $5; NMU employees and seniors 60+, $13; and general public, $18. Tickets at the door are $1-$2 higher.

Nuñez hails from Spain’s northwest region of Galicia, which is known for its vibrant tradition of Celtic music. He began playing the ancestral bagpipe of Galicia, the gaita, at the age of 8. According to Nuñez’s website, he has since become known as “Galicia’s foremost traditional music ambassador.” His music blends the up-tempo energy of pop music with a respect for Galicia’s musical legacy.

For more information about this event and others in the Northern Nights series, visit

Celtic Musician Nuñez Performs in Marquette October 4th

Celtic Musician Nuñez Performs in Marquette October 4th

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11th Annual Evening of Elegance honoring “Women of Words” October 25th

11th Annual Evening of Elegance honoring “Women of Words”

Saturday, October 25th
The Landmark Inn
5:30PM – Silent Auction
6:30PM – Dinner

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
– Maya Angelou

“Since you get more joy out of giving to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Tickets are available at the Women’s Center or from Women’s Center Board Members. The Women’s Center is located at: 1310 S. Front Street, Marquette.

For more information, call 906-225-1346 or visit

11th Annual Evening of Elegance honoring  -- Women of Words -- October 25th

11th Annual Evening of Elegance honoring — Women of Words — October 25th


Third Annual Halloween Spectacle October 25th

Marquette, Michigan - 3rd ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SPECTACLE On October 25, 2014 the City and Downtown Development Authority will host a large-scale community outdoor performance of giant puppetry, percussion and theatrical dance. This years’ theme is Spirits of the Lake. As the evening grows dark, the community is invited to join in processions throughout the City converging in the Marquette Commons at 112 S. 3rd St, Marquette, MI.

Procession: sunset 6:30 pm We invite all costumed revelers to join in the processions from their neighborhood location, which are located at the Peter White Public Library, Mattson Harbor Park, Harlow Park and the Rock Street Parking Lot to walk to the Marquette Commons with the Spectacle cast. Those who participate in the parade will have a reserved place to sit at the Spectacle.

Spectacle: 7 pm, Marquette Commons Lake Superior never gives up her dead, except for one night. This year’s theme, Spirits of the Lake, is in tribute to an original poem, written by the U.P. Poet Laureate, Russell Thorburn titled, “The Drowned Sailor’s Lament.” The audience will witness ghost puppets, dancing fire, musical performances, zombies from the deep, and much more.

There will be two free workshops open to the public leading up to the Spectacle. A Zombie Makeup workshop will be held on Sunday, October 19 at 1-5 pm and there will be a Pumpkin Carving workshop on Saturdays, October 18 and October 25 located at the Marquette Commons at 10 am-1 pm.

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


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