Calendar – Music – 24th Summer in the Park Series to Feature Sparrow Tree – Aug. 22

August 19, 2017

Munising – The 24th Summer “Concert in the Park Series” will feature Sparrow Tree on Tuesday, August 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bayshore Park in Munising.

A Farmer’s Market will begin before the concert at 3 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. The Cooking Carburys will be making pizza in the Community bread oven, with proceeds going to local non-profit groups.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Annual Pig Roast to Benefit the Alzheimer’s Association – Aug. 22

August 19, 2017

Marquette – The annual Pig Roast to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association will be held on Tuesday, August 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care, 1901 Division Street in Marquette.

The event will include a pig roast dinner, smoked turkey, corn on the cob, and an abundant number of side dishes. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children. The event has a western theme and will include country music and a midway filled with carnival games. There will also be bucket raffles and 50/50 drawings.

All proceeds generated during this event will be donated to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held on September 23, 2017 in Marquette.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Solar Eclipse Viewing Opportunity at NMU – Aug. 21

August 18, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s Physics Department will offer area residents an opportunity to safely view this area’s partial solar eclipse on Wednesday, August 21 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the NMU Observatory dome.

Viewers will be able to see the eclipse through a telescope equipped with a sun filter. Please enter at the rotunda entrance at NMU’s West Science Building and follow directional signs to the catwalk of the Observatory Dome. Overflow visitors will be able to view NASA streaming video of the eclipse in a nearby classroom.The event is free.

For more information, contact Dave Donovan at 227-2453 or .… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Solar Eclipse Open House – Aug. 21

August 18, 2017

Marquette – A Solar Eclipse Open House will be held on Monday, August 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room and outside the Peter White Public Library.

Special glasses will be provided to view the solar eclipse and there will be many activities. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets. The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Sports – Meet the Patriots Fall Sports Rally – Aug. 21

August 18, 2017

Ishpeming – Meet the Patriots Fall Sports Rally will be held on Monday, August 21 at 6 p.m. at the football field at Westwood High School.

All community members are invited to join the sports booster club as they introduce the staff and teams for the fall sports season. … Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – Superior Arts Youth Theatre Preschool and Early Elementary Acting Camp – Aug. 21-25

August 18, 2017

Marquette – Superior Arts Youth Theatre will offer Preschool and Early Elementary School Acting Camp on Monday, August 21 through Friday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to noon each day in the SAYT’s Audition Room on the 3rd Floor of Graveraet Elementary School in Marquette.

Ages from preschool to 8 years to be introduced to performing arts and expand upon their already growing skill sets. They will be introduced to all aspects of acting, music, and dance through acting games and imagination exercises while working together to put on a final production. A performance will be offered on Friday, August 25 from noon to 1 p.m.

The cost for the camp is $75 per youth. Register online at More information is available by email at or log on to or call 888-785-0512, ext. 1.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – 45th Annual Cooks Corn Roast – Aug. 20

August 17, 2017

Cooks – The 45th Annual Cooks Corn Roast will be held on Sunday, August 20 from noon to 11 p.m. in Cooks.

There will be live music, a large auction, a bake sale, a cake walk, a beer tent, face painting, chicken poop bingo, bounce houses, and a chicken barbeque. All you can eat corn is $4.50 for adults, and free for children.
Six bikes will be given away and there will be a raffle with the grand prize of a 2017 Polaris Ranger.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Inwood Volunteer Fire Department. … Read the rest

Calendar – Bazaars/Craft Sales – 35th Annual Old Victoria Craft Fair – Aug. 20

August 17, 2017

Rockland – The 35th annual Old Victoria Craft Fair will be held on Sunday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Old Victoria, four miles outside Rockland on Victoria Dam Road in Ontonagon County.

Refreshments will be served all afternoon. Talented local artisans and crafters will be displaying their wares,
some with working displays to demonstrate their craft. Old-fashioned children’s games will be held at 1:30 p.m. with loads of fun to play and even better to watch. There will be sack races, egg and spoon challenges, and water races. Old Victoria’s famous cinnamon rolls, just dripping with sweet icing and served fresh from the wood stove will be available as well.

Old Victoria is a non-profit historical site, the remnants of a booming Copper Country community built in 1899. Take advantage of the open house to see first-hand what life in the wilds of Upper Peninsula was like when copper was king.… Read the rest

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