Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – 39th Annual Strawberry Festival in Cooks – July 9

July 6, 2017

Cooks – The 39th Annual Strawberry Festival will be held on Sunday, July 9 from noon to 4 p.m. at Cooks Congregational Church in Cooks.

Shortcake is $2.75 for adults and $1.50 for children. hot dogs are $1.75, pulled pork is $3. There will also be a craft and bake sale, raffles, and a silent auction. All proceeds will go to church programs. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Jeanne Kangas Annual Wine Tasting Party – July 5

July 2, 2017

Negaunee – The Jeanne Kangas Annual Wine Tasting Party will be held on Wednesday, July 5 beginning at 6 p.m. at VFW Post 3165 on Gold Street in Negaunee.

Live music will be provided by “Just the Two of Us.” There will also be door prizes, 50/50 raffles, and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $12. All proceeds got to the VFW 3165 Auxiliary which in turn helps support veterans programs at both local and national levels. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Westend Gearbusters Robotics Club Bottle and Can Drive in Ishpeming – July 5

July 2, 2017

Ishpeming – The Westend Gearbusters High School Robotics Club will conduct a bottle drive on
Wednesday, July 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Ishpeming Township Area.

Students will be collecting cans and bottles and all proceeds will be used to help pay the costs of entry
fees for the upcoming FIRST Robotics competition season.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Ishpeming Fourth of July Firecracker Fun Run – July 4

July 1, 2017

Ishpeming – The Ishpeming Fourth of July Firecracker Fun Run will take place on Tuesday, July 4, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. and the race start at 8:45 a.m. at the Al Quaal Recreation Area.

Registration fees are $20 for adults and $15 for 18 and under for the 5K, $15 for the 1 mile walk, and there is a $1 discount for Upper Peninsula Road Runners Club.

All pre-registrants receive a free t-shirt. Race day registrants receive shirts as long as supplies last. Proceeds help fund local youth running organizations.

For more information, call PJ Pruett at 906-450-4870 or email ppruett@nmu.edu.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Ishpeming 4th of July Firecracker Fun Run – July 4

July 1, 2017

Ishpeming – The Ishpeming 4th of July Firecracker Fun Run will be held on Tuesday, July 4 beginning with registration from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the pavilion at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.

The event will include a 5K run and a 1 mile walk. Registration fees are $20 for adults/$15 for youth for the 5K and $15 for the walk. All those who pre-register will receive a t-shirt. Those who register the day event will receive a t-shirt as long as supplies last.

Proceeds from the event will benefit local youth running organizations. For more information and registration, call PJ Pruett at 486-8164.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – 1st Annual Superior Arts Youth Theater “Superheroes on the Run” Fun Run – July 1

June 28, 2017

Marquette – Join Superior Arts Youth Theater for the 1st Annual “Superheroes on the Run” fun run on Saturday, July 1 beginning with registration at 8 a.m. at Lakeview Arena in Marquette.

There will be a 5K, 10K, and a 1 Mile Kids Run. Runners will start at Lakeview Arena and follow the bike path towards Presque Isle until the designated turn-around checkpoint and finish the race at the Lakeview Arena start/finish line. Super Hero apparel encouraged, but not required!

Registration includes a t-shirt and swag bag. Pre-register to guarantee a race day t-shirt. If registering the day of the race, you will still be able to order a shirt for a later pick-up date. Registration for the 5K and 10K is $30 and $15 for the 1 Mile. Register online at: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Marquett /SuperheroesontheRun. Proceeds will benefit the Superior Arts Youth Theater.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – “Historical Places and Interesting Places” Historical Tour Fundraiser – June 25

June 22, 2017

Ishpeming – The Ishpeming Area Historical Society will hold the annual “Historical Places and Interesting Spaces” Historic Tour Fundraiser on Sunday, June 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Ishpeming.

The tour will include an urban-style “loft” residence, a restored and meticulously decorated mid-century home, the Ishpeming Fire Hall and St John’s Church, plus there will be a peek inside the Anderson Block on Main at Pearl. Refreshments and homemade goodies will be served at St. John’s.

Advance tickets are a $10 donation and are available at the Historical Society Museum, on the third floor of the Gossard Building, and Main Street Antique Mall, as well as at Midtown Bakery and Cafe in Negaunee.

All proceeds go to the Ishpeming Area Historical Society.For further information, call 486-8680, or visit the Ishpeming Area Historical Society on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Chocolay Raptor Center Open House and Fundraiser – June 25

June 22, 2017

Harvey – An Open House and Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, June 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Chocolay Raptor Center, 146 Lakewood Lane in Harvey.

Get up close and personal with raptors during a one hour program at 4 p.m. with birds on the glove. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged and appreciated.

For more information, contact Jerry Maynard at 906-249-3598.… Read the rest

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