Calendar – Youth – Holiday Tree Decorating at Peter White Public Library – Nov. 28

Marquette – Holiday Tree Decorating will be held on Saturday, November 28 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Children’s Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Kids are invited to make cool tree decorations at the library, both to take home and to put on the Youth Services tree. All ages are welcome and the event is free with no registration required.

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

Calendar – Food – Downtown Farmers Market – Nov. 28

Marquette – The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market will be open on Saturday, November 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marquette Commons on South Third Street in Marquette.

An abundance of fabulous fall food are available, including storage vegetables, variety of meats, eggs, maple syrup, honey, jams and baked goods. Come check out the beautiful decorations such as Christmas wreaths, centerpieces and trees. Find unique, quality artisan goods, which are perfect for gift giving.

The market accepts cash, credit/debit cards, and Double Up Food Bucks, available through the end of the season. Both SNAP benefits and matching Double Up Food Bucks will be distributed at the market.

For more information, go to or call 362-3276. The market will be open every Saturday through December 12.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Free Adoption Event at UPAWS – Nov. 27-30

Negaunee – The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter will join national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society, along with animal rescue groups and shelters across the country to offer free adoptions from Black Friday, November 27 through Monday, November 30 from noon to 4 p.m. each day.

All adoptable pets will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Pets at the Petsmart location, at UPAWS and in foster care are included.

The event is sponsored by Visit or call 475-6661 for more information. UPAWS is located at 84 Snowfield Road in Negaunee Township.

Calendar – Food – Community Meal in Ishpeming – Nov. 27

Ishpeming – A Community Meal will be served on Friday, November 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Wesley united Methodist Church, 801 Hemlock Street in Ishpeming.

The meal is free and everyone is invited for food and fellowship.

Calendar – Holidays – Ishpeming Christmas Parade – Nov. 27

Ishpeming – The Ishpeming Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, November 27 at 6 p.m. in downtown Ishpeming.

People are welcome to participate in any way they see fit. The line-up/staging area will be at the High Rise on Main Street, no later than 5:45 p.m.

For additional information, contact Mike Fraser at 485-5346 or 485-2858. You can also e-mail

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Marquette Turkey Trot – Nov. 26

Marquette – Marquette Senior High School Orchestra and is sponsoring the annual Marquette Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 26 beginning with registration at 8 a.m. at Marquette Senior High School. The race begins at 9 a.m.

The Marquette Turkey Trot will consist of two runs, a 5K walk/run and a 10K run. Dogs are welcome and will be rewarded for the fastest 5k and 10k finisher.

Registration is $10 for each event. Proceeds will go to the MSHS Orchestra.

Calendar – Holidays – Free Thanksgiving Community Dinner – Nov. 26

Ishpeming – A free community Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Thursday, November 26 at noon at Bethel Lutheran Church on the corner of Ridge and Third Streets in Ishpeming.

Reservations for the dinner are not required. The church is handicapped accessible.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – IshpeTurkey Trot – Nov. 26

Ishpeming – IshpeTurkey Trot, a 5K and 10K walk/run, to benefit the Army National Guard Family Readiness Groups of the 107th Engineer Battalion, will be held on Thursday, November 26 beginning with registration at 7:30 a.m. in the Ishpeming High School gym. The race begins at 9 a.m.

There is no pre-registration. There is a minimum $5 donation per person, and participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items. The race will start and finish at the Ishpeming High School gym. The course will follow the Iron Ore Heritage Trail.

The event is hosted by Gauthier Insurance, who will also donate $10 to the cause for every and any military personnel participating in the event. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Army National Guard Family Readiness Groups of the 107th Engineer Battalion.

For more information, call 485-6391.


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Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk to Raise Funds for MSHS Orchestra – Nov. 26

Marquette, Michigan – November 24, 2015 – The Marquette Turkey Trot 5K and 10K run/walk will take place on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26, 2015, at 9:00 a.m, rain, snow, or shine.  The entry fee is $10 per person, with proceeds benefitting the Marquette Senior High School Orchestra.

Event-day registration will be from 8:00-8:40 a.m. at the MSHS Cafeteria, 1203 West Fair Avenue.  The 1st overall male and female in the 5K and 10K will receive a trophy.  The first 400 finishers will receive Marquette Turkey Trot finisher ribbons. Leashed dogs are welcome on the course, and an award will be presented at the finish line to the fastest overall dog in the 5K and also the 10K.  Refreshments will be available.  Participants may drop off items for the TV6 Canathon canned food drive.

Register online at or in person on race day.

For more information, contact Eric Marta, Orchestra Director, at (906) 225-5719 or

Holiday Parade Lights Up Marquette’s Downtown District – Dec. 3
Marquette, MichiganNovember 20, 2015 – The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is extending an invitation to all local businesses, organizations, musicians and bands to enter a decorated float, vehicle or marching unit in the fifth annual “Winter Snow Fun” Holiday Parade, scheduled for Thursday, December 3. This downtown tradition complementing the City’s fifth annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, features all of the traditional trappings of the holiday season, including sleigh bells, colored lights and the jolly man himself.


The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on North Third Street and will conclude at the Marquette Commons, the site of the tree lighting ceremony.


There is no cost to participate. If interested in participating or sponsoring the Holiday Parade, contact the Downtown Development Authority at (906) 228-9475 before Tuesday, November 24. Registration packets are available on the web at
‘Irontown is Tinseltown’ Coming Soon – Nov. 21

Negaunee, MichiganNovember 19, 2015 – The City of Negaunee reminds on residents on Saturday, November 21st from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m, the Annual “Irontown is Tinseltown” event is happening.

Shops will be open and will offer special discounts.

Santa and the 2015 Pioneer Princess will ride in the Negaunee Irontown Association Parade starting at 5:30PM, with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place directly after the parade.

Pictures with Santa will take place in the upstairs portion of the Negaunee City Center, with hot chocolate and cookies will be available while you wait. The Negaunee City Center will also host a craft show and bake sale downstairs with many local artists and vendors.

Midtown Bakery & Cafe will be having a Winter Garden of Lights on display, and as always, lots of treats to enjoy.

Panache Boutique will be doing children’s ornament painting from 3PM-5PM. Then, things will switch to an adult ornament project from 7:30PM-9PM. Cost will be less than $5.

Horse drawn hayrides will be available from 5PM-7PM.

In conjunction with the event, the Historic Vista Theater will be showing a Christmas Movie Marathon beginning at noon. Below is the movie schedule, with times:

  • Noon – Holiday Inn (G) 1:55 pm – Babes in Toyland (1934) – FREE!
  • 3:30 pm – Elf (PG)
  • 5:45 pm – Holiday Inn (G)
  • 7:25 pm – Babes in Toyland (1934) – FREE!
  • 9:00 pm – Elf (PG) 11:00 pm – Santa Clause Defeats the Martians – FREE!

Movies that are not marked “free” will only cost $5 admission. You can save $1 by purchasing both tickets for “Holiday Inn” & “Elf” in the same transaction

All concessions will cost $3.50 or less.

The Historic Vista Theater is your place for classic and seasonal movies in Marquette County.

If you have any questions, would like to be a vendor, or would like more information, please call 906-475-7939

Marquette Regional History Center Presents Dollhouse Day – Nov. 21

Marquette, MichiganNovember 19, 2015 – The Marquette Regional History Center is back with even more dollhouses this year, with a seasonal twist: they’ll be decorated for the holidays!

This year’s Dollhouse Day features a tin lithographed Western Town playset and midcentury ranch from the permanent collection.  Community members will be displaying childhood dollhouses like a 1980s Littles Home by Mattel and a 1962 Barbie Dream House made of cardboard and cardboard furniture.  Also on loan will be handcrafted miniatures—including a travel trailer, a Cajun made cabin and a fairy home.

If your child brings their favorite doll or stuffed animal along to see the exhibit, they will get in free. Visit marquettehistory .org or call 906-226-3571 for more info. The exhibit runs Saturday, November 21 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


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