Libraries Rock Book Fair #1

Monday June 25th: 10:00 am- 7:00 pm.  PWPL Children’s Branch, Westwood Mall.  Having read or been to for a minimum of 20 minutes a day for at least 10 days, come pick out your 1st free book of the summer!  Make sure to bring your reading log-you must have it to get your book.  Remember to record your minutes/hours-every child who reads at least 15 hours this summer will be invited to a pizza party at the children’s museum in August!  Free. 

For more information call 226-4320 or visit, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

Fish Fry at Holiday Inn – June 22

Marquette, Mich.– The Holiday Inn in Marquette will hold a Fish Fry this Friday, June 22, from 5:00- 9:00 p.m.

Come enjoy golden breaded perch, beer battered cod, broiled to perfection whitefish, deep fried fan tailed shrimp, and a captains basket with scallops, flounder and shrimp.

Photo Tours Through Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Reservations Required – June 21

Seney, Mich.– The Seney National Wildlife Refuge will be offering photo tours through the refuge on Thursday, June 21, from 8:15 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Registration is required!

Do you have a small group of photographers (2-14) interested in going into the backcountry for a few hours? Schedule a tour with the Refuge as they may be available to work with your schedule for a 3-hour tour on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Contact Seney National Wildlife Refuge at 906.586.9851 or to check on availability and make arrangements.

Music on Third Street Kickoff – June 21

Marquette, Mich.– Music on Third Street will kickoff this Thursday, June 21, along the sidewalks of Third Street in Marquette’s Downtown District from 6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Presented by the Marquette Downton Development Authority, each summer this eclectic mix of local musicians will play ‘Music on Third Street’ the third Thursday of every month, June through September.

Come enjoy some great tunes this summer and wander into more than 100 unique shops and restaurants that line Third Street, Downtown Marquette!




Munising Bay Singers Drum Circle

Friday June 22nd: 5:00pm-5:45pm.  PWPL Children’s Branch, Westwood Mall.  Join the Munising Bay singers for this traditional Native American drum circle and sing.  All ages welcome.  Free.  

For more information call 226-4320, visit, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

Rockin’ Art

Friday June 22nd: 2:00pm-4:00 pm.  PWPL Children’s Branch, Westwood Mall.  Art for kids going into grades 3-5.  Come flex your creative muscles through hands-on learning as we explore conventions in visual arts.  Free.  All supplies provided. 

For more information call 226-4320, visit, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

Manistique Farmers’ Market – June 20

Manistique, Mi.– The Manistique Farmers’ Market will be at the Little Bear West Arena this Wednesday, June 20, from 4:00- 6:00 p.m.

Come to the famous Manistique Farmers’ Market!

  • Fresh Produce
  • Baked Goods
  • Honey, Jams & Jellies
  • Artisan Goods
  • Handmade items… and so much more!

Open every Wednesday until September 26th, 2018.

Want more info or want to become a vendor yourself? Check out the website:

Ottawa Visitor Center Presents: Climate Change and the Upper Peninsula – June 28

Watersmeet, MI – What do people mean when they say the climate is changing? What changes have we already seen, and what do we expect for the future in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan? Stephen Handler and Kristen Schmitt, from the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science in Houghton, will lead an interactive quiz to test your knowledge and share the latest information!


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Marquette Downtown District Identity Enhancement Project
Marquette, MI – The Marquette DDA Board of Directors has retained the national firm Arnett Muldrow & Associates to conduct a branding and marketing initiative for its downtown district. Marquette’s downtown has expanded beyond the “historic core” and therefore includes differing areas with varied characteristics, opportunities, and needs. The intent of the effort is to create an identity/marketing brand and establish an overreaching strategy to create a cohesive downtown experience. The outcome will market Marquette’s downtown district to both visitors and locals, support local businesses, and recruit investment and businesses.
The kick-off and resource visit will begin on Tuesday, June 19 with a series of round-table meetings with various stakeholders. The intensive process is designed to immerse the project team in the district and conduct a comprehensive assessment. In addition, the consultant team will meet with the North Third Business Community on June 19 at 6 p.m. and the Core Downtown Business Community on June 20 at 8 a.m. A public session is scheduled for June 19 at 6 p.m. All meetings will be held at the Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third Street.
An on-line survey will also be conducted to gauge residents, visitors, and business owners’ perspectives of the downtown, its unique areas, challenges, and opportunities.
The project team will return at a later determined date to conduct community workshops based on their earlier assessment. The workshops will include a series of focus groups and a public presentation of the draft brand and marketing strategy. A final visit will provide recommendations based on feedback received.
Arnett Muldrow is a community branding and urban planning firm specializing in marketing and branding communities in the context of creating economic vitality. The company provides city planning, branding, retail market research, and economic development services to small to mid-size communities and downtown organizations across the country. The firm has worked with over 450 communities in 30 states.
2018 Historical Marquette Bus Tours – Starting July

Marquette, Michigan – Our popular bus tours are back! Hop on to time travel back and enjoy first person historical characters (they really are characters)! The Historical Marquette Bus Tours are a great way to see the town as it is today, while reflecting on the early days of bustling Marquette. Enjoy the ride and learn something along the way through an entertaining narrated tour. The History Center has been collecting stories for 100 years! Hear about what life was like 100 years ago in our lakeside town, as we celebrate our centennial. Nine tours are available and advance purchase of tickets is highly recommended.

Tickets go on sale June 1st and are available by calling 906-226-3571, visiting, or stopping by the Marquette Regional History Center during regular operating hours. Tickets are $20.00 for all tours and will embark from the History Center. Arrive ten minutes early to claim your seat. Travel in an air conditioned Checker Bus for the duration of the tour: 90 minutes. Sponsored by Checker Transport and Travel Marquette.

July Bus Tours—all tours meet at MRHC
1:00 p.m. tours: July 12, 24 and 31
6:00 p.m. tours: July 18, 25

August Bus Tours—all tours meet at MRHC
1:00 p.m. tour August 7
6:00 p.m. tours August 1, 8, 15

$1 Million in Federal Grants Available to Public and Nonprofit Groups in Upper Peninsula to Develop Children’s Advocacy Centers

Lansing, MI – Public and nonprofit organizations in the Upper Peninsula will be able to apply for $1 million in federal grants to develop a children’s advocacy center (CAC), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today.

The MDHHS Division of Victim Services has posted its fourth of five Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding. MDHHS will award three-year U.S. Department of Justice grants of $50,000 to $1 million.

CAC’s are child-focused, community-based programs with representatives from many disciplines working together to effectively investigate, prosecute and treat child abuse. When a child discloses abuse, instead of traveling from agency to agency recounting their abuse multiple times, the child is brought to a friendly, neutral facility where their needs come first. Agencies involved in the investigation convene at the CAC where they can hear the child tell their story one time and where they can share information amongst themselves and determine the next course of action.

Michigan has 31 CAC’s accredited by the National Children’s Alliance. However, the Upper Peninsula does not have any nationally accredited centers. The purpose of the Children’s Advocacy Center Development Grant is to provide funding to support staff to work with communities to develop a CAC and to gain national accreditation or meet similar state standards. This RFP has a three-year funding cycle in order to provide sufficient time to develop new regional CACs and/or new mobile initiatives.

Questions about the RFP can be emailed to and must be submitted by Monday, June 4 by 5 p.m. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, June 21 by 3 p.m.

For more information or to apply, visit the MI E-Grants website and select the “About EGrAMS” link on the left panel to access the Crime Victims Agreement training manual. The RFP is located under Legal and Policy Affairs in the Current Grants section.  

Knights of Columbus Mass and Dinner, June 3

Marquette, Mich.– Meet the Bishop Day Mass & Dinner hosted by the Most Reverend John F. Doerfler and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, 2018. The event will begin with a Mass at St. Louis the King Church, 264 Silver Creek Road, Marquette, at 4 pm ET, followed by a catered dinner in the parish hall. The event is open to individuals with disabilities and their families/caregivers. For information/registration visit: or contact MaryAnn Bernier at (906)-227-9115 or via email at: . The reservation deadline is May 25, 2018.


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