Keweenaw Alumni Chapter and Friends 5K Run/Walk for Scholarship – August 4

July 30, 2018

Houghton, MI – Join alumni and friends for a 5K Run/Walk on the Michigan Tech Trails. All proceeds go to support the Keweenaw Alumni and Friends Chapter Scholarship and the Michigan Tech Cross Country Team. The cost to participate is $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the event. The walk kicks off at 8:30 a.m. and the run at 9 a.m. on the Michigan Tech Trails. New this year – free 100 meter dash for children ages 6 and under will take place while final race results are calculated. Register at or call 906-487-2400.… Read the rest

Second Annual Superhero Fun Run

June 20, 2018

Marquette, MI – Superior Arts Youth Theater (SAYT) will hold their second annual Superheroes on the Run fundraiser on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Race registration options include a 5k, 10k, and 1 Mile Kids’ Run. Runners are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero for this family friendly event supporting our local youth theater. Prizes donated by local businesses will be awarded for Best Costume and Top Finishers!

All three races will begin in the east side parking lot of Lakeview Arena (401 E. Fair Ave.) and continue north along the bike path toward Presque Isle.

Online registration is open now at:

Runners must register by June 22 to be guaranteed a race shirt!

Prices are:

1 Mile – $15

5K – $30

10K – $35

Registration will also be open the morning of the race July 7, 2018, 8:00-8:45am.… Read the rest

31st Annual Tahquamenon Education Foundation Golf Fundraiser – June 22

June 14, 2018

Newberry, MI – Come out and have a great time from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. while helping the students of Tahquamenon Area Schools.  The Tahqumenon Education Foundation’s 31st annual golf fundraiser is our biggest fundraiser and the proceeds go to scholarships to graduating seniors and grants to teachers.  There are going to be not only a 4-person golf scramble, but also new games, raffles, a 50/50. You may even putt for a cool $1000, or get a hole in one for a new car.… Read the rest

The Ives Lake Fundraiser – June 3

May 31, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– The Marquette Regional History Center presents The Ives Lake Fundraiser at the Huron Mountain Club this Sunday, June 3, from 1:00- 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon touring the summer home and farm of John M. Longyear on Ives Lake within the grounds of the Huron Mountain Club.

John Case, great-grandson of Longyear, will give a guided historical tour of the property and will share family stories or you can choose to go on a guided hike to the top of “Breakfast Roll” and enjoy the view. Dress for the U.P. weather and potential mosquitos!

  • Hors-d’oeuvres by Rock River Farm and wine will be served in the “Stone House.”
  • Bid on a chance to have lunch with John Case at his cabin “Minong” on Ives Lake.

$75 ($60 is tax-deductible)/person. Purchase tickets online at or at the MRHC- (906)-226-3571

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Antique Appraisal Fair – May 24 & 25

May 21, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– There will be an Antique Appraisal Fair at the Peter White Public Library in the Shiras Room Thursday, May 24, from 5:00- 8:00 p.m. and Friday, May 25, from 1:00- 4:00 p.m.

How much is your old lamp worth… or your childhood doll for that matter? Come get it appraised at the Antique Appraisal Fair! Categories of objects that can be appraised include:

  • fine art
  • furniture
  • ceramics
  • glassware
  • vintage photographs
  • advertising
  • folk art
  • metalware
  • toys
  • costume jewelry
  • clocks
  • books
  • sporting memorabilia
  • musical instruments


Excluded items: all weapons, including swords/knives (folding knives with advertising are accepted); traps (no leg-holds); Nazi memorabilia, coins and paper money; fine jewelry, including precious gems; and Beanie Babies.

Items will be appraised by Mark F. Moran, an antique expert, and author. He is a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine and the author of over 25 books.… Read the rest

Vino y Tapas con U.P. Pride Fundraiser – May 17

May 14, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– Vino y Tapas con U.P. Pride fundraiser is at the Cafe Bodega on 3rd Street in Marquette this Thursday, May 17, from 7:00- 9:00 p.m.

With a purchase of a ticket comes varieties of wine paired with small plates of food created by Cafe Bodega for you to try!

Hosted by U.P. Pride to create awareness of the LGBTQ community in the U.P. A portion of the proceeds will support Mariah and Brigitte LaPointe Dunham as the first same-sex couple to compete in the U.P. Home Health & Hospice “Dancing with our Stars” 2018 competition.

$35/ticket. Get them at

For more info, visit

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British Isles Dinner – May 15

May 12, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– A six-course British Isles dinner paired with wines will be at Northern Michigan University on Tuesday, May 15, starting at 6:00 p.m.

A cocktail reception with a cash bar begins at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center Great Lakes Room and Dinner follows at 6:30 p.m. The 2018 U.P. Folklife Award will be presented at the dinner.


Chefs from the U.P Chapter of the ACF have designed each course…

  • Appetizers include fish and chips and an arugula salad with apple and cider vinaigrette.
  • The soup course features a traditional Welsh potato and leek soup with Stilton and smoked duck breast, served with crumpet and butter.
  • Chicken Tikka Masala will be served before the dinner course of Irish stew with stout braised lamb shoulder, sweet winter carrots and baby kale served with cheddar soda bread.
  • The dinner will end with desserts: peach compote and brandy chocolate truffle; Scottish shortbread with Glenlivet macerated berries; and sticky toffee pudding petit gateau.
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Craft Beer Festival – May 12

May 9, 2018

Escanaba, Mi.– The Wells Lions Club is hosting the “Craft Beer Festival” charity fundraiser in the Ruth Butler building this Saturday, May 12 from 4:00- 9:00 p.m.

Buying a ticket gets you your very own custom 16oz glass and access to amazing craft beers from MI’s best breweries & a bountiful selection of wine from the area’s most popular vintners! Food is available for purchase from Andy’s Diner, Bobaloon’s, and Yooper Nuts Bean Bags.

There will be Beer Pong, Yard Jenga, Haywagon Rides, Golf Putting, Music, and a 50/50 along with a $250 door prize!

$35/person. Must be 21+ to attend— designated driver’s get free admittance. No carry-ins.

Tickets are available at:

  • Mr. Tire- Escanaba, Iron Mountain, Marquette
  • Delta Co. of Commerce – Escanaba
  • Sand Bar- Gladstone
  • Bald Eagle Harley Davidson- Marquette
  • OR buy your tickets online!

*Thank you for helping us support over 25 Local Charities!… Read the rest

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