Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Middle Eastern Dinner Fundraiser – Registration Deadline – May 25

May 22, 2017

Marquette – A Middle Eastern Dinner will be offered on Tuesday, May 30 beginning with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards will be presented after the Entrée course. The cost is $75 per person ($21 will be recognized as a charitable contribution and event proceeds will benefit the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the American Culinary Federation U.P. Chapter Scholarship through the NMU Foundation.

The deadline to register is Thursday, May 25. Registration is online at http://connect.nmu.edu/2017uphd. For more information, call 227-2695.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Opening Night of “Dancing with our Stars Marquette County Style” – May 24

May 21, 2017

Marquette – Opening Night of “Dancing with our Stars Marquette County Style” will be on Wednesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. at Forest Roberts Theatre on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Watch as the judges give their initial thoughts and critiques of the performances and then judge for yourself! For the very first time, you’ll get to cast your vote for your favorite couple after the show. The fundraiser will benefit the U.P. Hospice Foundation and its programs with 100% of proceeds being donated back to Hospice patients and their families.

Tickets are $45, $35 and $25 for sections one, two and three, and are available by calling 225-4545.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Rock Lions Club Breakfast Buffet – May 21

May 18, 2017

Rock – The Rock Lions Club Breakfast Buffet will be held on Sunday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lions Club, 14454 M-35 in Rock.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet includes eggs prepared to order and omelets, bacon, sausage, ham, hash brown potatoes, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, French toast, English muffins, cereal, a variety of fruits, lots of dessert items, and coffee, tea, milk and juice.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and under. Proceeds will go to the Rock Lions Club, a non-profit service organization that provides funding for charitable organizations and local needs.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Taco Fundraiser for John “Jack” and Maxine Nelson – May 21

May 18, 2017

Marquette – A Taco Fundraiser for John “Jack” and Maxine Nelson will be held on Sunday, May 21 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at St. Louis the King Catholic Church, 264 Silver Creek Road in Harvey.

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children 5 and under. Funds will be used to make their home more handicap accessible and for incidentals to care.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Ishpeming Blue Storm Baseball Team – May 21

May 18, 2017

Ishpeming – A pancake breakfast, to benefit the Ishpeming Blue Storm baseball team, will be held on Sunday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lillian Larson American Legion Post #114 in Ishpeming.

Tickets are $10 for adults. Children under 10 eat free. For more information, call Matt at
250-3328.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Garden Party and Salad Luncheon in Calumet – May 20

May 17, 2017

Calumet – A Garden Party and Salad Luncheon will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Calumet United Methodist Church, 57235 Calumet Avenue in Calumet.

Everyone is welcome. Lunch is $7 and proceeds will go to church projects. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – 41st Annual Big Bay Relay – May 20

May 17, 2017

Marquette – The 41st Annual Big Bay Relay Race will be held on Saturday May 20 starting at 8 a.m. at the Kaufman Sports Complex in Marquette and finishing at the Thunder Bay Inn in Big Bay.

Teams are composed of five runners for adults and up to seven for youth teams. Teams cover 26-ish miles. Runners run approximately 1 mile each before handing the baton to a teammate and resting until it is their turn again. While one person is running, the rest of your teammates are on support duty in your race vehicle. As each runner begins, the crew in the vehicle drives ahead and meets them at the exchange point to pick them up and drop off the next runner.

Registration fees are $150 per team until the day before the race. A registration fee of $170 will be charged at Friday night registration.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – LifeWalk “United We Walk for Life” – May 20

May 17, 2017

Marquette – The Care Clinic will hold their annual LifeWalk “United We Walk for Life” on Saturday, May 20 beginning with registration at 9:30 a.m. at the Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. The walk begins at 10:00 a.m.

A balloon release will be held at the start of the LifeWalk again this year. Biodegradable balloons can be purchased for $10 in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one. The names of those being honored will be read prior to the start of the walk. All donations will be used to support Care Clinic’s programs and services. Balloons can be purchased prior to or at the walk. If you are interested in purchasing balloons, please contact ljohnson@careclinicmqt.org or call the Care Clinic at 906-228-2273.

All participating walkers, whether individuals or teams, can register at http://bit.ly/2lTG4iI Through this online donation system participants can create their own fundraising page and promote this event.… Read the rest

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