Calendar – Community – Community Block Party in Ishpeming – Aug. 28

August 25, 2016

Ishpeming – A Community Block Party will be held on Sunday, August 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hope Free Lutheran Church, 795 N. Lake Drive in Ishpeming.

Enjoy a picnic dinner, kids horse rides, fire truck display, face painting and more. Meet Pastor Dave Ryerson. Sign up for fall Sunday School and Jr. Youth Group. A food give away for any in need will also be offered. Everyone
gets a free gift.

Calendar – Music – Thursday Summer Concert Series in Ishpeming – Aug. 28

August 25, 2016

Ishpeming – The Thursday Summer Concert Series, held during the Farmers Market, will feature “Room to Move” on Thursday, August 28 at 7 p.m. at Old Ish in downtown Ishpeming.

The concert is free. Bring a chair. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the Butler Theater.

Calendar – Groups – Northern Vegans Day at Mayapple Cottage Farm – Aug. 28

August 25, 2016

Breitung Township – Join Northern Vegans on Sunday, August 28 beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern Time, 10 a.m. Central Time for a day at Mayapple Cottage Farm, W8756 Peterson Drive in Breitung Township in Dickinson County.

Bring a vegan lunch of your own and spend a peaceful summer day on the Farm visiting with the animals, tasting fresh herbs, or participating in a craft project. The event will be held rain or shine.

For more information, go to, check their Facebook page or call 236-1279.

Calendar – Music – Austin Lucas, Jonathon Rundman and Rory Heikkila in Concert at Vista Theater – Aug. 27

August 24, 2016

Negaunee – Last Chance Records artist Austin Lucas and Jonathon Rundman will be in concert on Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Vista Theater in Negaunee. Opening for this special concert will be special guest Rory Heikkila.

Tickets for this show are $18 in advance/$22 at the door. Tickets available at the Vista Theater Box Office, Rare Earth Goods in Ishpeming, Snowbound Books in Marquette, and Gitche Gumee Café and Records in the Village Shopping Center, Marquette.

For more information, call the Historic Vista Theater/PAAC at 475-7188.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Friends of the Poor: Walk a Mile in My Shoes 5k Run/Walk – Aug. 27

August 24, 2016

Ishpeming– The Friends of the Poor: Walk a Mile in My Shoes 5k Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, August 27 beginning with registration at 8 a.m. and the race at 9 a.m. at the Third Street entrance to the Iron Ore Heritage Trail in Ishpeming.

There will be age group division awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Timing will be provided by Superior Timing and there will be T-shirts for the first 100 registrants. Register online at or on the day of the event. The race fee is a $5 minimum donation. Proceeds will go to local families in need.

For more info, call Kelly Carlson at 250-6379.

Calendar – Outdoors – 100th Birthday of the National Park Service Celebration in Grand Marais – Aug. 27

August 24, 2016

Grand Marais – To celebrate the National Park Service turning 100 years old, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will have a “Find Your Park” event on Saturday, August 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grand Sable Visitors Center on H-58, just west of downtown Grand Marais.

There will be displays, information, and free activities. Sign the Birthday Board and learn about the 100 things that you can do in our National Parks. Children can earn Junior Ranger badges. The event will have something fun for everyone in the family.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Marquette West Rotary HarborFest – Aug. 26-27

August 23, 2016

Marquette – Marquette West Rotary HarborFest will be held Friday, August 26 from 4:45 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, August 27 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in downtown Marquette.

The event will feature live music, food both days, and a fishing derby and a classic motorcycle/car show on Saturday. Traditional sailing vessels will also be in the harbor both days. Admission is free.

For more information, go to

Calendar – Outdoors – Morning Tour at Seney National Wildlife Refuge – Aug. 26

August 23, 2016

Seney – A Morning Tour will be offered on Friday, August 26 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Visitor Center at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Seney.

The guided tour will last from 1 to 2 1/2 hours. Be on the lookout for a variety of wildlife while sharing information on the animals we see, and learn the history of the Refuge and current management practices.

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