Calendar – Education – NCLL Tour of BSB Farms Registration Deadline – July 27

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a tour of BSB Farms in Skandia on Tuesday, August 2. A bus will leave the Berry Events Center at 9 a.m. and return at 11:30 a.m.

Owners Luke and Heather Bell will guide participants around their farm, which has about 4,000 cage-free Isa Brown chickens that lay eggs for NMU and other local outlets. Fresh eggs and chickens may be purchased at the farm.

The cost of the tour is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members, with an additional $1 bus fee. For more information, contact class liaison Gil Martin at 343-6609. Register by July 27 by calling 227-2979.

Calendar – Music – Negaunee City Band Concert – July 27

Negaunee – The Negaunee City Band will offer a concert on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Outdoor Performing Arts Center at the east end of Iron Street in Negaunee.

The band will play weekly though August 3, with all concerts scheduled for Wednesday evenings. Some seating is available, but attendees may wish to bring their own chairs.

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Movie Magic Film Series to Screen ” The Croods” – July 27

Calumet – The Movie Magic Film Series will offer a screening of “The Croods” on Wednesday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at the Calumet Theatre in Calumet.

Admission is $1 per person with fresh popcorn and concessions for sale. Kids 13 and under have a chance to win prizes including a bike.

Movie Magic Films are a summer favorite of area kids and their families as well as visitors who have a chance to experience the historic Calumet Theatre the way their grandparents did when it was a movie house. “Jurassic World” will be shown on August 3.

Funding for the Movie Magic Film Series is through a grant from the Keweenaw Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council and sponsorships from Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Walmart.

Calendar – Theater – “James and the Giant Peach, JR.” at Lake Superior Theater – July 27-31

Marquette – Lake Superior Youth Theater will present Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach JR.” Wednesday, July 27 through Sunday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. each evening at the Frazier Boathouse/Lake Superior Theatre on Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach! The peach rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks, and plenty of disagreements along the way. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

Directed by Susan Candey (Boyle), with Music Direction by Sara Parks, and Choreography by Jill Vermeulen this will be a fun family adventure.

Reserved seating is available by phone 227-1032, online through NMU EZ Tickets and in person at NMU Ticketing outlets.

For more information, call 227-7625, visit the LST facebook page, check out, or email:

Calendar – Education – Marquette Regional History Center Historical Bus Tour – July 27

Marquette The Marquette Regional History Center will offer a Historic Bus Tour on Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m. beginning at the Center on Spring Street in Marquette.

Take an entertaining, narrated journey through Marquette. Hear the stories of colorful characters and their time in our Queen City of the North. Travel through multiple decades while meeting both every day folks and celebrities that walked the shores and streets of town. The route takes you through the Historic District, down to the Waterfront, through the streets of Marquette and a special stop at the Marquette Lighthouse to celebrate its 150th year.

Advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended. Tickets are available by calling 226-3571, visiting, or stopping by the Marquette Regional History Center during regular operating hours. Tickets are $20. Arrive ten minutes early to claim your seat.

Calendar – Outdoors – Wildlife Wednesday Night at Seney National Wildlife Refuge – July 27

Seney – Wildlife Wednesday Night will be offered on July 27 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Seney.

Join an evening guided auto tour of the Refuge backcountry. Look for a variety of wildlife and learn Refuge history and management practices along the way.

Calendar – Youth – Story Time with Local Author Larry Buege at Negaunee Library – July 26

Negaunee – Local author Larry Buege will give a presentation on how Native Americans survived in the Upper Peninsula on Tuesday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Negaunee Public Library.

Hear how to start a fire, how to prepare earthworms for eating, how to make a wigwam, how to harvest and prepare rock tripe, how to make a rope out of milkweed, how to make a birch bark torch, and how to prepare acorns and make acorn cookies.

This story time is for ages 5 years and older and is free to attend. Children must be accompanied by a loving adult.

Calendar – Education – Pin it! with Pinterest Workshop – July 26

Marquette – A Pin It! with Pinterest workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Computer Lab at the Peter White Public Library.

Create an interest board on Pinterest and learn the art of pinning. The event is free. Contact the PWPL Reference Desk at 226-4312 for more information.


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Calendar – Music – The Babbas in Concert – July 21

Harvey – Nashville based duo Annie Sellick and Pat Bergeson, also known as The Babbas, will perform on Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at The Marquette UU Congregation, 1510 M-28 East, in Harvey.

The Babbas, are jazz based with acoustic guitars, harmonica and some percussion. This concert is being played for a love offering at the door.

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Marquette Nightlife 2.0 Friday, July 8

Friday, July 8—10:15–11:15 p.m. At the MRHC Greenspace, outside.

Marquette, MI – Bring your chairs and libations for an evening under the stars as Jim Koski will present an updated version of his 2015 program, taking us into more contemporary times. We’ll be reminded of our favorite clubs, discos and college bars along with some other “colorful” examples of night life. Images will be projected on the side of the building.

In the case of rain this event will be moved inside the building. Food trucks will be in the neighborhood. $5 suggested donation. Please visit or call 906-226-3571 for more info.

“Under the Radar Michigan” comes to Marquette June 29th

MARQUETTE — How did two regular guys end up with a popular Emmy Award winning PBS television show and a book that feature the cool people, places and things that make Michigan a great place to be?

Join Under the Radar Michigan’s Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman for an inspirational story of reinvention and discovery. Hear how they do it … why they do it … and share great stories from their travels around Michigan. Bring your questions, your sense of adventure and your sense of humor, because when Tom and Jim start talking … it’s a wild and crazy ride. To give Tom and Jim a U.P. welcome, you are encouraged to wear your Stormy Kromers.

Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. No admission charge. Call 228-9510 or visit for more information.

Look for Under the Radar Michigan on TV13, or go to and do a little perusing before the performance.

Bluesday Tuesday Concert: The Derrell Syria Project

Marquette, MI — Bluesday Tuesday hosts a live blues concert featuring The Derrell Syria Project on Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.

The Derrell Syria Project is a local musical group that features a floating cast of quality musicians. They travel throughout the Great Lakes states with their unique style of original music along with a large variety of re-arranged cover tunes, mixing their performances with guitars, bass, percussion, congas, keyboards and vocals, playing Blues, Reggae, Latin, Contemporary and Alternative music.

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


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