Calendar – Families – Free Family Literacy Night at U.P. Children’s Museum – Oct. 19

October 16, 2017

Marquette – A Free Family Literacy Night will be offered on Thursday, October 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, 123 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

This will be a free family night for preschool and early elementary age children. Free books and prizes will be given to take home, plus, there will be snacks and activities. The event is sponsored by the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan and Americorps through MARESA.

For more information, call the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum at 906-226-3911.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Candidate Forum for the Marquette City Commission – Oct. 18

October 15, 2017

Marquette – A Candidate Forum for the Marquette City Commission will be held on Wednesday, October 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Marquette City Commission Chambers at Marquette City Offices, 300 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette.

The six candidates running for the three open seats on the Marquette City Commission have been invited: Tom Baldini, Justin Brugman, Peter Frazier, Tony Ghiringhelli, Jermey Ottaway and Fred Stonehouse. The forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Delta County, Marquette County Unit. The forum will include opening statements, audience questions and closing statements. The moderator for the evening will be a League member. The public is invited to attend the forum and written audience questions will be collected and as time allows asked by the moderator during the forum.

The forum will be video taped and posted on the local League Facebook page @… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Phil Niemisto Statue Unveiling – Oct. 17

October 14, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Downtown Development Authority will host the Phil Niemisto Statue unveiling on Tuesday, October 17 at 3 p.m. in the Phil Niemisto Pocket Park, 144 W. Washington Street in downtown Marquette.

Funds for the creation of the Phil Niemisto statue came from the generous donations of community members. The public is invited to attend and participate in the celebration of the unveiling of the statue, which was created by local Marquette Artist Earl Senchuk.

For more information on this event, contact the Marquette Downtown Development Authority office at 906-228-9475 or visit … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Annual Maintenance on Community Garden in Chocolay Township – Oct. 15

October 12, 2017

Harvey– Marquette Breakfast Rotary, along with the Club’s sponsored Interact and Rotaract youth clubs, will be doing annual maintenance and upgrades to the Community Garden on Sunday, October 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. behind Harvey Baptist Church on Silver Creek Road in Chocolay Township.

The garden is open to anyone in Marquette County. The cost of a garden bed ranges from $15 to $25. The Community garden models organic gardening practices such as no artificial pesticides or herbicides. In addition, one of the
beds in the garden is maintained to grow produce for local food pantries.

Community members, especially the youth, are invited to attend.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Copper Country Autism Awareness Family Fun Day – Oct. 14

October 11, 2017

Houghton – Copper Country Autism Awareness Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, October 14 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Mine Shaft in Houghton.

This Free Event is open to children and young adults affected by autism spectrum disorders and their families. It is sponsored by Copper Country Elks Lodge #404.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – “Empty the Shelters” Adoption Event at UPAWS – Oct. 14

October 11, 2017

Negaunee – The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is partnering with BISSELL Pet Foundation for their “Empty the Shelters” adoption day on Saturday, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shelter, 84 Snowfield Road in Negaunee Township.

UPAWS is among more than 60 plus participating MI shelters and rescue organizations, to give our animals a second chance at life and love! Bissell Pet Foundation will pay all adoption fees and thank families for choosing adoption!

For more information, call UPAWS at 475-6661 or visit… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – 25th Annual Fire Prevention Parade and Static Display – Oct. 14

October 11, 2017

Marquette – The 25th Annual Fire Prevention Parade and Static Display will take place on Saturday, October 14 beginning at 11 a.m. on Bluff Street behind Harlow Park in Marquette.

This event will be live radio broadcast from Sunny 101.9. There will be prizes, Sparky the fire dog, clowns, cake, and soda and over 20 fire trucks from Fire Departments throughout Marquette County.

To make an appointment to learn more about Fire Safety Programs or to get a Tour of the Fire Hall during the month of October, call 225-8936 during business hours.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Reception to Welcome Bike Magazine to Marquette County – Oct. 12

October 9, 2017

Marquette – A reception to welcome Bike Magazine to Marquette County will be held on Thursday, October 12 at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Inn in Marquette.

The Bike Mag team will be testing and rating the latest batch of mountain bikes right here on our awesome Marquette County trail networks for their April 2018 Bike Bible publication. The reception is a chance for the community to meet this crew of riders, photographers, videographers, writers and mechanics who will show Marquette County to its best advantage.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Nicole Young, Executive Director Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau, at 228-7749 or email… Read the rest

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