Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – “Toss the Socks” at NMU Hockey Game – Dec. 9

December 6, 2016

Marquette – “Toss the Socks” will be held on Friday, December 9 during the Northern Michigan University hockey game at the Berry Event Center in Marquette.

The game begins at 7:05 p.m. Between the 1st and 2nd period of the game, the audience can toss a new pair or two of socks onto the ice to help with the “Rock the Socks” Campaign at Marquette Alternative High School. Also, all school-aged kids, kindergarten through high school, can get free admission by bringing in a new pair of socks to toss at the break.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – A Christmas Tapestry 2016: Music of the Season – Dec. 9,10

December 6, 2016

Marquette – “A Christmas Tapestry 2016: Music of the Season” be presented on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. each evening at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1700 W. Fair Avenue in Marquette.

This 23nd annual concert will include performances by The Marquette County Chamber Chorale, The Marquette Male Chorus, under the direction of Wayne Hamner, and accompanists Dawn Betts and Lynne Lanczy. Performers also include Tintinniere: Richard Beyers, handbells, Sharon Aho Farrell, piano.

The performance will include Dale Jergenson’s “O Magnum Mysterium”, Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum” and holiday treasures, “Up on the Housetop” and “Meli Kalikimaka”, as well as favorite sing along Christmas carols.

Freewill donations will be accepted. For more information, call Richard Beyers at 249-9867.… Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – Westwood Improv Troupe to Present “Even the Obscure Ones” – Dec. 8, Dec. 21

December 6, 2016

Ishpeming -The Westwood Improv Troupe will present “Even the Obscure Ones,” a completely improvised performance of comic scenes on Thursday, December 8 at 11 a.m., and Wednesday, December 21 at 7 p.m. at the all-new Patriot Performing Arts Theatre at Westwood High School.

The Westwood Improv Troupe is a division of The Westwood Shakespeare Company, which also includes the Westwood Shakespeare Young Company and the Westwood Shakespeare Community Theatre. The improv troupe was developed at first as a way to get kids on their feet and acting. It is an art form all in itself, but is also a great way of getting kids ready to perform Shakespeare.

Tickets for Even the Obscure Ones are $10 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 per ticket for groups of five or more. For further information, call 485-1023 or email… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Crystal Falls – Dec. 8

December 5, 2016

Crystal Falls – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Thursday, December 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. CST at the Alpha-Masterdom Fire Department in Crystal Falls.

For an appointment, call Mandy Cook at 284-9446.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – “A Noteworthy Christmas” Concert – Dec. 8

December 5, 2016

Hancock – “A Noteworthy Christmas” concert will be performed on Thursday, December 8 at 7 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 100 Quincy Street in Hancock.

The women’s barbershop chorus Noteworthy will perform a variety of popular Christmas tunes under the direction of Joan Petrelius. They will be joined by music teacher Autumn Lake of Dollar Bay Public Schools and a trio of her student singers.

For more information, call Joan Petrelius at 482-5088 or email… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Marquette Senior High School Bands Winter Concert – Dec. 8

December 5, 2016

Marquette – The Marquette Senior High School Bands will present their Winter Concert on Thursday, December 8 at 7 p.m. in Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette.

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Calendar – Music – Weeknight Concert with Classical Guitarist Nemanja Bogunovic – Dec. 8

December 5, 2016

Marquette – Enjoy an weeknight music break with classical guitarist Nemanja Bogunovic on Thursday, December 8 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

A guitarist since the age of seven, Bogunovic graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Belgrade, and was appointed Art Director of the Prince Tomislav Foundation by Serbian Princess Linda Karageorgevich. He has been recognized for his exceptional talents, and gives recitals throughout Europe and the U.S. He is also a composer and founder of the Belgrade Guitar Quartet.

There is no admission charge to the attend the concert. For more information, visit or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – NCLL Winter Driving Survival Workshop Registration Deadline – Dec. 8

December 5, 2016

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a winter driving survival workshop on Tuesday, December 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room at 702 Chippewa Square in Marquette.

The class will include tips on what items to keep in a vehicle and how to stay safe if a car breaks down or gets stuck.

Attendance is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Register by December 8 by calling 227-2979. … Read the rest

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