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Calendar – Community – Catch the Vision Community Day – Aug. 2

Marquette – The “Catch the Vision” Community Day will be held on Saturday, August 2 from 8 a.m. until dusk at Lions Field, corner of Erie and Center Streets in Marquette Township.

There will be a softball tournament, concessions, a beer tent, the Country Showdown Music Competition, kids games/inflatables, and live music by the band “Reveal.”

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Calendar – Groups – Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club 39th Annual Gem and Mineral Show – Aug. 2

Ishpeming – The Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club’s 39th Annual Gem and Mineral Show will be held Saturday, August 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum, 501 Euclid Street, Ishpeming.

There will be a kids area, a silent auction, hourly prizes, a raffle, demonstrations, and dealers. Admission is free.

For more information, call Ernest Johnson at 228-9422 or email ejohnson@nmu.edu.

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Calendar – Community – Ishpeming Reneaissance Festival and Art Faire – Aug. 2

Ishpeming – The Ishpeming Renaissance Festival and Art Faire will be held on Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lake Bancroft Park in Ishpeming.

This is a one day event that includes something for everyone. There will be Renaissance Era reenactments, dancing, and costumes. Also the day will be filled with entertainment, arts and craft vendors, good food, and fun.

There will be bounce houses for the kids and a children’s tent to make crafts and win prizes. “Merlin with Medical Stories” will be at noon with free books for the children who attend this story hour.

Visit the Ishpeming Renaissance Festival and Art Faire page on Facebook or go to
www.ishpemingrenfest.com for a full schedule of events.

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Calendar – Community – Free Outdoor Movie Night – Aug. 1

Marquette – A free outdoor movie night for the community will be offered on Friday, August 1 beginning at 9 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 111 E. Ridge Street in Marquette.

The movie will be a romantic comedy and is rated PG-13. Guests are asked to bring their own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Free popcorn, candy and sparkling punch will be served. The movie will be shown in the church parking lot. In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors in the church’s social room.

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Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Speed the Light Glow Run – Aug. 1

Ishpeming – Speed the Light 5K/10K Glow Run will be held on Friday, August 1 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Good News Assembly of God on U.S. 41 in Ishpeming.

This is a family friendly event for all ages. The race starts at the church parking lot in a party zone. Some glow items will be provided, but don’t forget to come decked out in your glow items (glow sticks, glow paint, etc.). You be given a t-shirt to wear during the race on race day. wear. Wear clothing that you would be fine with getting glow paint or other glow items on.

Along your route there will be a party zone where you will be illuminated with black lights and pumping tunes will be playing to keep you moving. The finish will be one big party with a light show, black lights, glow sticks and music.

This is a fundraiser geared toward raising money for Speed the Light, a missions organization that provides vehicles to get children out of the sex trade and drilling wells for fresh water in 3rd world countries.

For More information visit http://goodnewsup.com/stlglowrun/

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Calendar – Groups – Michigan Tech Alumni Association to Tour Black Rocks Brewery – July 31

Ishpeming – The Marquette County chapter of the Michigan Tech Alumni Association will tour the Blackrocks Brewery Canning Facility on Thursday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. on West Washington Street in Marquette.

Following the tour, the group will meet for an informal gathering to discuss upcoming events at 7:30 p.m. at the Blackrocks Tap Room on North Third Street.

RSVP on the Chapter’s Facebook page at Marquette Chapter – Michigan Tech Alumni Association, visit www.huskylink.mtu.edu, or call 877-688-2586.

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Calendar – Groups – Summer Adult Book Club Meeting – July 31

Ishpeming – The Summer Adult Book Club will meet to discuss “The Circle” by Dave Eggers on Thursday, July 31 at 5 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library in Ishpeming.

This is the first meeting for the group and all are welcome to join. For more information, call the library at 486-4381.

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Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – “Party With A Purpose ” at U.P. Children’s Museum – July 31

Marquette – “Party With A Purpose,” a night of shopping and play fund-raiser to benefit the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, will be held on Thursday, July 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the museum on Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

A number of local independent consultants will bring their goods and set up tables. Kids can play while parents shop. There will be prizes and discounts offered all evening long. Admission will be free and a portion of the proceeds from the evening’s sales will go to the Children’s Museum.

Thursdays are also Dominos Pizza night at the Museum where families can place an order at the Museum store by 5:30 p.m. and have a pizza delivered for $6, including tip.

For more information, contact the Children’s Museum at 226-3911 or visit www.upchildrensmuseum.com.

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Party with a Purpose to Support U.P. Children’s Museum

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN – A night of shopping and play is how a fund-raiser to benefit the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum is being billed. A number of local independent consultants will bring their goods and set up tables at the Children’s Museum the evening of Thursday, July 31st for a “Party with a Purpose.”

Kids can play while parents shop at tables set up by Mickey Wood of the Pampered Chef and Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Crystal Dale of Arbonne, Cheryl Turausky of Miche’ Bag, Darlene Kyto of Tastefully Simple and Carla Perala of Park Lane Jewelry. There will be prizes and discounts offered all evening long.

Admission will be free and a portion of the proceeds from the evening’s sales will go to the Children’s Museum.

Thursdays are also Dominos Pizza night at the Museum where families can place an order at the Museum store by 5:30 p.m. and have a pizza delivered for $6, including tip.

For more information, contact the Children’s Museum at (906) 226-3911 or visit www.upchildrensmuseum.com.

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Marquette the Frisbee Sanctuary July 30th

(Marquette, Michigan) – The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Marquette the Frisbee Sanctuary

Wednesday, July 30 7:00 p.m. at MRHC.

The sport of Frisbee goes back nearly 50 years in Marquette and the city was designated an official Frisbee Sanctuary back in 1975 by Wham-O Manufacturing Co. the maker of the Frisbee. Recently a new disc golf course has been opened with a second course potentially on the way. The annual Guts Frisbee Tournament is growing in popularity.

Local Frisbee activist Craig “Buck” Buchanan is lobbying to have the World Ultimate Frisbee Championships in Marquette. Hear his historical look back on the sport, see demonstrations and try your hand outside in the green space. $5 Suggested donation. For more information please visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571.

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I Do! I Do! (musical) at Lake Superior Theatre July 30th-August 3rd

Book by Tom Jones. Music by Harvey Schmidt. Lyrics by Tom Jones Based on The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog July 23-27 and July 30-August 3 at 7:30 p.m. RATED PG

A touching musical of two soul mates navigating the perils of life featuring amazing Maggie and Amy Malaney, Patrick Bradley, and Marty Martello. The two-character story spans fifty years, from 1895 to 1945, as it focuses on the ups and downs experienced by Agnes and Michael Snow throughout their marriage. From the wedding night innocence of ”Goodnight”, to the hat-and-cane sophistication of ”It’s A Well-Known Fact”, to the fun vamping of ”Flaming Agnes”, to the bouncy ”When The Kids Get Married”, to the 11:00 ballad ”What Is A Woman?”, there is something for all musical tastes. From suffering through affairs, the angst of raising children, and growing old together, the challenges and joys of relationships are ALL here in this wonderful score of I Do! I Do!

Tickets are on sale at all NMU EZ Ticket Outlets, online at www.nmu.edu/tickets or by calling (906) 227-1032. Season ticket sale begin May 19th and single seats begin June 1st.

Theatre productions are held at the Frazier Boat House located at 270 Lakeshore Blvd. in Marquette’s beautiful Lower Harbor. Parking is available at the Ellwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park, a short walk from the theater. For information or reservations, call 906-227-7625 or visit www.lakesuperiortheatre.com.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students and $7.50 for age 14 and younger. Cost is $10 per person for groups of 10 or more. Season tickets cost $50 for adults, $40 for seniors/students and $25 for youth ages 14 and younger. Season ticket holders receive discounted ticket prices and are offered ticket exchanges if in advance.

For more information, call (906) 227-7625, email LSTPlayhouse@gmail.com , visit www.lakesuperiortheatre .com, or Facebook: Lake Superior Theatre

This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

I Do! I Do! (musical) at Lake Superior Theatre July 30th-August 3rd

I Do! I Do! (musical) at Lake Superior Theatre July 30th-August 3rd

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Marquette Michigan Sister Cities Public Reception July 29th

Marquette, Michigan - The City of Marquette’s Sister Cities Program will hold a public reception on Tuesday, July 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Huron Mountain Gallery space of the Peter White Public Library, located on 217 N. Front Street in Marquette. Community members are invited to welcome the nine delegates from Japan. Guests include the Mayor of Higashiomi, the Chairman of the City Assembly and the Director of the City Planning Department.

Since 1979 the Sister City Program has been welcoming delegates into our community providing an enriching cultural exchange. The Sister Cities program focuses on cultural understanding, international friendship and the sharing of ideas. This is the 35th year Sister Cities has hosted a reception welcoming the delegates. Refreshments will be provided.

For additional information, contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 906-228-0472 or email art-culture@mqtcty.org.

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