Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Someone Else’s Closet Fashion Show – May 7

May 4, 2016

Curtis – The Someone Else’s Closet Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, May 7 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis.

The event will feature clothing and accessories worthy of a second lifetime. Regional and local designer’s artistic creations made from previously loved items will be modeled while guests enjoy a cup of tea and a delicious lunch. See second-hand scarves, handbags, clothing and other items. Fashions and accessories will be available for purchase after the show, so you can make someone else’s forgotten attire your new favorite piece.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Lunch and tea are included in the price of the tickets. Advanced ticket sales are recommended, but are not required. Tickets are available at the ECA office. Proceeds will benefit the Erickson Center for the Arts. For tickets or more information, call 586-9974.

Calendar – Dance – Dance at Ishpeming VFW – May 7

May 4, 2016

Ishpeming – A dance with the Richie Yurkovich band will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Ishpeming VFW Post 4573 at 310 Bank Street in Ishpeming.

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

Calendar – Community – Community Breakfast at Mather Nursing Center – May 7

May 4, 2016

Ishpeming – A free community breakfast and Open House,”Waffles and Welcome” will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the dining room at Mather Nursing Center, 435 Stoneville Road in Ishpeming.

Community members are welcome to attend. Admission staff from Mather will be available to give people tours of the center and employment applications will also be available.

To learn more about “Waffles and Welcome,” call 485-1073.

Calendar – Youth – Super Saturday at PWPL – May 7

May 4, 2016

Marquette – Super Saturday will be offered on Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Services Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Children and parents are welcome to drop-in for rotating programs (Music Mania, Dad and Me, and Stretch and Learn) featuring books, activities, games, and music. The event is free.

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

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Hope Starts Here Challenge – May 7

May 4, 2016

Marquette – The River Valley Bank Hope Starts Here Challenge will be held on Saturday, May 7 in Marquette. The annual challenge raises funds and awareness for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center through competitive and leisurely events geared for all ages and skill levels.

This year’s options for participants are: a half marathon; a duathlon that consists of a 5k run, 10-mile trail bike and 5k run; a 10k run; a 5k run; and a noncompetitive leisure walk.

The Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center is a collaborative effort between UP Health System, Northern Michigan University and the Superior Health Foundation. Its mission is to empower patients and families dealing with brain tumors through advocacy, research, education and treatment.

Registration fees vary by event and will be higher on race day than in advance. For more information, or to register in advance online, visit All events start and finish at Lakeview Arena and complimentary refreshments will be available for paid registrants after the events.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Cub Scout Crossing Over Ceremony and Dessert Auction – May 6

May 3, 2016

Gwinn – A Cub Scout Crossing Over Ceremony and Dessert Auction will be held on Friday, May 6 beginning at 6 p.m. at Gwinn United Methodist Church.

Come join our cub scouts as they “rank – up” a level and cross over into the next den level. The scouts are hosting a free ham dinner following the ceremony in the Fellowship Hall.

Elmer Aho is the auctioneer who will encourage you to “bid” on your dessert. All proceeds will help the boys go to camp this summer.

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – “The Michigan Ice Film” Opening – May 6-8

May 3, 2016

Negaunee – The Historic Vista Theater and the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council are pleased to announce the opening of their 2016 entertainment season with the Marquette County Premiere of the Clear and Cold Cinema production “The Michigan Ice Film” on Friday through Sunday, May 6, 7 and 8 at the Historic Vista Theater in Negaunee.

The weekend long event kicks off Friday May 6, with a very special opening celebration. The film will screen at 6 p.m., followed by a question and answer session with director Aaron Peterson, and it will cap off with a set from Marquette’s Nauticore (Heavy Folk) masters The Chanteymen. Tickets for the premiere event are $8.

The rest of the weekend’s shows will cost $5, including the very special screening, and encore question and answer session with Aaron Peterson Saturday May 7 at 6:30 pm. All other shows on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 are at 2 and 4 p.m. and are straight screenings of the documentary. Tickets are $2 per person or $5 for a family/group of 4, and free for PAAC members and senior citizens.

For more information,call 475-7188 or or Aaron Peterson at

Calendar – Music – Ishpeming Alumni Association Night of Music – May 6

May 3, 2016

Ishpeming – The Ishpeming High School Alumni Association will offer a Night of Music Concert on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the W.C. Peterson Auditorium at Ishpeming High School.

Tickets are $10 and available at the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce until the morning of the event. Kids are free, but those under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Checks can be made payable to the IHS Alumni Association.

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