Calendar – Families – Family Film and BYO Munchies Event to Screen “Shaun the Sheep” – Oct. 1-

September 28, 2016

Marquette – A Family Film and BYO Munchies event with a screening of “Shaun The Sheep” will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Made by the same people who brought you “Wallace and Gromit,” the film is rated PG. . Don’t forget to bring lunch or snacks to have during the movie if you wish. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 226-4323, visit or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

Calendar – Outdoors – Ghost Town Bus Tour – Registration Deadline – Oct. 1

September 28, 2016

Marquette – The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a Ghost Town Bus Tour during the fall color season on Saturday, October 8. Daniel Truckey, director fo the center, will lead a walking tour of Fayette State Park and stops at Labranche in Menominee County, Metropolitan in Dickinson County and Watson in Marquette County.

The $40 per person cost includes coach bus transport, site tours and a buffet lunch at Hereford & Hops in Escanaba. Payment must be received by October 1 to secure a spot.

All of the sites are featured in the center’s new exhibit, “Remnants: Ghost Towns of the Upper Peninsula,” which opened September 24.

For more information, call 227-3212.

Calendar – Education – French Canadian Heritage Day at Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center – Oct. 1

September 28, 2016

Marquette – French Canadian Heritage Day will be celebrated on Saturday, October 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

There will be presentations, demonstrations and music related to voyageur and French Canadian culture. Featured will be Timothy Kent, a scholar, lecturer and author on fur trade and voyageur history. He and his family, including their dog Toby, paddled the 3,000 mile mainline fur trade canoe route across North America, and after two decades researching and replicating the main articles of native daily life and the primary French trade goods, he and his family vacationed living in wilderness settings with only those articles.

Events scheduled are:
10:30 a.m.— Presentation on the French colonial and fur trade era by historian Tim Kent.
12 to 4 p.m. — Fur Trade Demonstrations by Tim Kent. Wooden Canoe displays by the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association.
1 to 2:30 p.m. — French-Canadian music by the Maple Sugar Folks and Dlutkowski Sisters

Events will take place both indoors at the Center and outside on the lawn next to Gries Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dan Truckey at 227-3212.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – The Great Pumpkin Parade – Oct. 1

September 28, 2016

Escanaba – The Great Pumpkin Parade, the kick-off for the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” Program, will be held on Saturday, October 1 beginning at the Escanaba Library and ending on 16th Street in Escanaba.

All by-standers watching the parade and everyone in the parade is asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy. Costumed walkers will collect the toys to be given to underprivileged children at Christmas.

If you would like to participate in the parade, all motorcycles, floats, antique cars, tractors, groups and walkers are welcome. Wear a Halloween costume and line up at 11 a.m.

For more information, call Mimi at 359-4533.

Calendar – Art – Lake Superior Fiber Festival – Oct. 1

September 28, 2016

Marquette – The Lake Superior Fiber Festival will be held Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring Street, Marquette.

The festival will celebrate heritage fiber arts and new fine quality art created by members of the local quilting, weaving, knitting, and cross stitch guilds. The museum will be filled with colorful displays. Ten presentations will be held between 11 a.m.and 3 p.m. sharing the techniques of sock knitting, tatting, trapunto quilting, clothing sewn from handwoven fabric, cross stitch techniques and more.

The museum curator will present textile treasures from the collection, such as antique coverlets and samplers. Between noon and 2 p.m. the Kids Korner will have hands on finger knitting and quilting for children. Several tables will showcase hand crafted items made by guild members that are for sale.

There will be door prizes and information about each guild. This will also be a perfect time to view the museum displays and the new special exhibit, “Marquette County Collects.” This event is included with regular Museum admission: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3.00 for students, and $2 for children 12 and under. For more information visit or call 226-3571.

Calendar – Health – Community Flu Shot Clinic in L’Anse – Oct. 1

September 28, 2016

L’anse – A Community Flu Shot Clinic will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Baragae County Memorial Hospital Conference Center, 18341 U.S. 41 in L’Anse.

The cost of the flu shot will be $30 per person, with no charge to clients who present a current Medicare or Medicaid card. If you qualify for the Vaccines for Children program, the fee is $15 per child.

For more information, contact the L’Anse Branch of the Health Department at 524-6142.

Calendar – Faith – Blessing of the Animals – Oct. 1

September 28, 2016

Ishpeming – The Blessing of the Animals, hosted by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Grace Episcopal Church, will be held on Saturday, October 1 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 1889 Prairie Avenue in Ishpeming.

This is an indoor event. Refreshments will be served. You do not need to be a member or either church to attend. For more information, contact Sherri at 458-8584.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Fortune Lake Camp Annual Fall Fest – Oct. 1

September 28, 2016

Crystal Falls – Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp will hold its Annual Fall Fest beginning at 9 a.m. at 138 Fortune Lake Camp Road in Crystal Falls.

The event will begin with a quilt viewing at 9 a.m. A tree house dedication will be held at 9:30 a.m. A buffet brunch will be served from 10 to 11 a.m. A quilt auction will begin at 11 a.m.

There will also be a country market selling homemade breads and pies, a country store with handcrafted items, and kids activities.

For more information, go to

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