Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Alger/Marquette NAMIWalk – Sept. 23

September 20, 2017

Ishpeming – The Alger/Marquette National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a NAMIWalk on Saturday, September 23 beginning with a short walk at 11 a.m. and a picnic at noon at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.

For the picnic, sloppy joes and sub sandwiches will be provided. Bring food of your own if you wish. The Solidarity Strollers invite the community to participate and show support to the local NAMI efforts. The funds raised will go to support training for mental health programs they offer free of charge, like “Family-to-Family” and “Homefront”.

NAMIWalks is the largest and most successful mental health fundraising and awareness event in America. Through NAMIWalks’ public, active display of support for people affected by mental illness, we are changing how Americans view individuals with a mental illness and ensuring that help and hope are available for those in need.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Estate Sale at First Presbyterian Church – Sept. 23

September 20, 2017

Marquette – An Estate Sale will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front Street in Marquette.

There will be furniture, lamps, housewares, electronics, collectibles, glassware, tools, books, and much more. There will also be a bake sale. Proceeds will go to help fund the Senior High Youth mission trip next summer.

Early bird admission tickets for 8 a.m. are available at the church office. Admission to the sale at 9 a.m. is free. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Munising Hockey Association Open Skate Fundraiser – Sept. 19

September 16, 2017

Munising – The Munising Hockey Association will hold an Open Skate Fundraiser on Tuesday, September 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Munising.

There will be sloppy joes with all the fixings for $7 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Open Skate at the Alger Centennial Ice Arena. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Bootjack Fire and Rescue Foundation Inc. Pie Social – Sept. 17

September 14, 2017

Lake Linden – The Bootjack Fire and Rescue Foundation Inc. Pie Social will be held on Sunday, September 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bootjack Fire Hall, 49676 Bootjack Road in Lake Linden.

The event will include bucket raffles and door prizes. For more information, call Judy Klutts at 906-370-3516.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Strut Your Mutt 2017 – Sept. 16

September 13, 2017

Marquette – “Strut Your Mutt 2017” charity walk to benefit the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette.

Strut Your Mutt may just be the most fun you can have while supporting your local no-kill shelter. It is an awesome event for four- and two-legged participants of all ages. It’s a fun morning with prizes, dog contests, games, raffles and pet-themed and people vendors. Enjoy free breakfast goodies and music while visiting with people and their dogs.

Start raising pledges now! The more money you raise, the more you help our shelter pets, and you can win some great prizes at the same time! Don’t miss the chance to have a ball and make a difference for UPAWS pets!

Register and learn more at www.upaws.org or phone 475-6661… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Fourth Annual All Day Band Jam – Sept. 16

September 13, 2017

Gwinn – The Fourth Annual All Day Band Jam will be held on Saturday, September 16 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Gwinn Inn, 170 Flint Street in Gwinn.

The event will feature live music from more than a dozen local bands and musical artists. There will be bucket raffles and 50/50 drawings to benefit The Pigs-N-Heat Fire Relief Fund.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Spaghetti Dinner and Dance in Michigamme – Sept. 15

September 12, 2017

Michigamme – A Spaghetti Dinner and Dance will be held on Friday, September 15 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Michigamme Township Hall in Michigamme.

It is a fundraiser for the the building that will be erected next to the Museum to house the 1900 Steam Pump Fire Engine and other vehicles and equipment. Dinner will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and the dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Music will be provided by Norm’s.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Law Enforcement Torch Run/Walk for Special Olympics – Sept. 12

September 9, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University will host a community Law Enforcement Torch Run/Walk for Special Olympics on Tuesday, September 12. Participants will begin at the Superior Dome and finish at the NMU Jacobetti Complex. The walk begins at 5:30 p.m. and the run at 6 p.m.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s program generates financial support for more than 23,000 athletes who compete in Special Olympics in the state.

The cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Register online at firstgiving.com/miletr/marquette17 or on the day of the race at 5 p.m. at the Superior Dome. For more information, contact Carl White at (906) 235-4060.… Read the rest

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