Calendar – Holidays – Marquette County Exchange Club’s 31st Annual International Food Fest – July 2-4

June 29, 2016

Marquette – The Marquette County Exchange Club will host the 31st Annual International Food Fest Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4 from noon to 10:30 p.m. each day in the Ellwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park in downtown Marquette.

Cuisine will include German, Asian, Italian, Mexican and American food from many vendors. There will be live music and children’s amusements.

Fireworks will be at dusk on Monday, July 4.

Calendar – Outdoors – 3rd Annual Teal Lake Paddle – July 2

June 29, 2016

Negaunee – The 3rd Annual Teal Lake Paddle will be held on Saturday July 2 beginning at 10 a.m. at Teal Lake in Negaunee.

The event will offer 2 mile and 6 mile races in the morning to satisfy the competitor. In addition, there will be a treasure hunt along the north shore in the afternoon so the whole family can explore the lake together, collect tokens, and have a chance to win some great prizes with the greatest prize of all being the time spent together having fun on the water.

Register online at

Calendar – Groups – MSHS 50th Class Reunion – July 2

June 29, 2016

Marquette – The 50th Class Reunion of the Marquette Senior High School Class of 1966 will be held on Saturday, July 2 beginning with cocktails at 5 p.m. at the Marquette Golf and Country Club.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Music will be 60’s, of course.
Tickets are $50 for a single and $90 for a couple. A class picture is included in the price. Make the check out to Class of 1966.

Mail payment to Edgar L. Sommers II
914 A Cleveland Ave. Apt. 11
Marquette, MI 49855

For more information, e-Mail to

Calendar – Dance – Dance at Ishpeming VFW – July 2

June 29, 2016

Ishpeming – A dance featuring the Richie Yurkovich band will be held on Saturday, July 2 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 4573, 310 Bank Street in Ishpeming.

The cost will be $8 per person at the door. Refreshments and a meal will be available at a low cost.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – UPAWS Marquette Sunrise Dog Dash – July 2

June 29, 2016

Marquette – The Upper Peninsula Sunrise Dog Dash will be held on Saturday, July 2 beginning with registration at 7:30 a.m. at Picnic Rocks Park in Marquette. The run/walk will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Enjoy a 1 or 2.5-mile run or walk with your dog. Participants without dogs also welcome. A Dog Costume Contest will be following run walk.

Award winners in several divisions will receive locally-handcrafted engraved wooden plaques. Register by July 1 online at to qualify for a gift basket drawing; or sign up on event day from 7:30-8:15 a.m. at Picnic Rocks Park.

Proceeds from the $15 entry fee will benefit UPAWS, an award-winning no-kill animal shelter. For further information visit or call 475-6661.

Calendar – Education – NCLL Tour of Bay Cliff Health Camp Registration Deadline – July 1

June 28, 2016

Big Bay – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will sponsor a tour of Bay Cliff Health Camp on Thursday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. in the east parking lot of the Berry Events Center in Marquette for the bus ride to Big Bay.

Bay Cliff provides therapy services for children with various disabilities. The summer camp will be in full swing, with about 160 kids plus staff. After a tour of the facilities, guests will enjoy a free lunch with the campers. Donations will be accepted for lunch and/or to help with Bay Cliff’s mission.

The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members, plus $1 for MarqTran. For more information, call class liaison Jim Matteson at 228-4165. Register by Friday, July 1, by calling 227-2979.

Calendar – Community – Negaunee Pioneer Days – July 1-9

June 28, 2016

Negaunee – Negaunee Pioneer Days will be held Friday, July 1 through Saturday, July 9 at various locations in Negaunee.

For a complete list of events, go to www.

Calendar – Education – Wordsmith Writer Wayne A. Wigand, PhD at PWPL – June 30

June 27, 2016

Marquette – The Wordsmith Writer series will welcome Wayne A. Wiegand, PhD, for a
presentation on the special place public libraries hold in American society on Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m in the Shiras Room of the the Peter White Public Library.

Wiegand’s new book, “Part of Our Lives” traces the history of the American public library through records and testimonies from as early as 1850, as voiced by everyday patrons who cherished libraries. Published in September 2015, the book paints a clear and engaging picture of Americans who value libraries not only as civic institutions, but also as social spaces for promoting and maintaining community.

A book sale and signing opportunity will follow the presentation. There is no admission charge. For more information call the Peter White Public Library at 906-226-4318 or visit

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