Calendar – Community – 100 Years of Finnish Independence Celebration – Dec. 6

December 3, 2017

Marquette – 100 Years of Finnish Independence will be presented on Wednesday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

Independence Day is officially celebrated on this day in Finland. Experience the foods, music, artifacts, and arts of the Finnish culture. Special guest speaker Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen will offer a special presentation.

All ages are welcome and the event is free to the public, with donations appreciated. For more information, call 226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Marquette Regional History Center Membership Drive – Dec. 2

November 29, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Regional History Center will hold a Membership Drive on Saturday, December 2 from 8:30 a.m.to 2:30 p.m. at Super One Foods in Marquette.

The History Center will be participating in a membership drive, offering 10% off all memberships, and new members will receive a hard cover copy of “Harvesting the Wilderness” by John Parlin. Come see the newly renovated Super One store for a cookie, while supplies last, and learn more about the Marquette Regional History Center.

For more information, go to marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Public Awareness Program in Gwinn – Nov. 29

November 26, 2017

Gwinn – November is Homeless Awareness Month. Alger-Marquette Continuum of Care and Alger-Marquette-Schoolcraft Local Planning Body will hold a Public Awareness program on Wednesday, November 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Forsyth Public Library in Gwinn.

Continuum of Care members will present homeless data and highlight the work of the CoC in our communities. It is open to the public at no charge.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Homeless Awareness Candlelight Walk – Nov. 28

November 25, 2017

Marquette – November in Homeless Awareness Month. Alger-Marquette Continuum of Care will host a Candlelight Walk on Tuesday, November 28 at 5:15 p.m. from the Janzen House, 416 W. Spring Street, to the Warming Center, 447 W. Washington Street, in downtown Marquette.

Candles will be provided. The event is open to the public. At the Warming Center, the annual Helen McCormick Homeless Volunteer of the Year award will be presented. … Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Michigan Adoption Day Celebration in Marquette – Nov. 21

November 18, 2017

Marquette – Michigan Adoption Day will be celebrated locally on Tuesday, November 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

The event is open to the community. Bring the whole family to have a cupcake, find a free book to take home, participate in children’s activities and have a chance to learn more about foster care and adoption in Marquette County. The event is being sponsored by the Honorable Cheryl L. Hill, Marquette County Probate Judge, in collaboration with local agencies. … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Public Awareness Program in Munising – Nov. 20

November 17, 2017

Munising – November is Homeless Awareness Month. Alger-Marquette Continuum of Care and Alger-Marquette-Schoolcraft Local Planning Body will hold a Public Awareness program on Monday, November 20 at 6 p.m. at the Munising Public Library.

Continuum of Care members will present homeless data and highlight the work of the CoC in our communities. It is open to the public at no charge.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – 21st Annual Ladies Night in Downtown Marquette – Nov. 16

November 13, 2017

Marquette – The 21st annual Ladies Night will be held on Thursday, November 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. in downtown Marquette.

Those attending the event can enjoy a night of shopping, delicacies, entertainment and fun as Ladies Night provides the perfect opportunity to spend a night on the town in Marquette’s Downtown District. Participating businesses pamper customers with in-store giveaways, hors d’oeuvres, sales, specials, prizes and more.

Checker Bus will be providing free rides to stops throughout the district. Shoppers can also register to win one of several custom gift baskets each valued over $600 and stocked full of gift certificates and goods from participating businesses.

Non-perishable items and paper good donations will be collected at passport pickup locations to help stock the Marquette Women’s Center pantry. A complete list of needed items can be found online at www.downtownmarquette.org. … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Public Awareness Program in Ishpeming – Nov. 16

November 13, 2017

Ishpeming – November is Homeless Awareness Month. Alger-Marquette Continuum of Care and Alger-Marquette-Schoolcraft Local Planning Body will hold a Public Awareness program on Thursday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library in Ishpeming.

Continuum of Care members will present homeless data and highlight the work of the CoC in our communities. It is open to the public at no charge.… Read the rest

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