Calendar – Families – Explore Tech: Family Engineering Challenge: Design a Park and Wind Turbines Program – Sept. 13

September 10, 2017

Marquette – Explore Tech: Family Engineering Challenge: Design a Park and Wind Turbines will be held on Wednesday, September 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Youth Services Area of the Peter White Public Library.

Families with youth kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to this Engineering Challenge! Teams will work with Professional Civil Engineer Mikael Kilpela to build wind turbines a design the best park that you can. Parents are encouraged to participate, especially with children K through 5. Grades 6 through 8 will work separate of the younger grades.

The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – End-of-Summer Picnic at Messiah Lutheran Church – Sept. 10

September 7, 2017

Marquette – The community is invited to the annual end-of-summer picnic and barbecue on Sunday, September 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic Street in Marquette.

Activities will include a bounce house, arts and crafts, games, live music, food, ice cream and more. This is also Rally Day, the kickoff of the Sunday School year beginning at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. All are invited to both events.

For more information, call 225-1119 or go to… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Escanaba Fire Department Open House – Sept. 10

September 7, 2017

Gladstone – The Escanaba Fire Department will host an Open House on Sunday, September 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Besse Fire Hall, 8189 P.5 Road in Gladstone. The Besse Fire Hall is located just north of the Fernwood Cemetery, or from M-35 head south at the light from Cameron School.

The event will include hot dogs and drinks, a bounce house for the kids, firefighting demonstrations, a raffle, a Valley Med helicopter landing, live fire extinguisher training, a State Police car and an ambulance.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Prepare Fair – Sept. 7

September 4, 2017

Marquette – Prepare Fair will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Westwood Mall in Marquette Township.

Are you ready for a disaster? Learn how to prepare for emergencies, meet your local first responders, explore emergency response vehicles, and get free preparedness items while supplies last. … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Community Block Party in Ishpeming – Aug. 27

August 24, 2017

Ishpeming – A Community Block Party will be held on Sunday, August 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hope Free Lutheran Church, 795 N. Lake Drive in Ishpeming.

There will be horseback rides, games, a barbecue, food distribution for those in need, and the Christian Motorcycle Association will have an information booth. The event is free and all are welcome.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Trash to Treasure Weekend in Marquette – Aug. 25-27

August 22, 2017

Marquette – Marquette City residents are invited to participate in the “Trash to Treasure Weekend” beginning on Friday, August 25 at 5 p.m. and ending on Sunday, August 27 at 5 p.m. throughout the city of Marquette.

The purpose of the program is to provide a venue for the recycling of reusable household items such as furniture, lamps, electronics and other working household items. The program is designed to increase awareness in recycling by creating an alternative means of reusing items that would otherwise end up in the landfill.

Residents can place reusable/serviceable items in front of their house on the curb no earlier than 5 p.m. on Friday. Unclaimed items must be removed from the curb no later than 5 p.m. Sunday. College students are encouraged to participate in the treasure hunt, in that they may find items which will be useful to them in their dormitory or apartment.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Nicole’s Reptile Adventures Program at MooseWood Nature Center – Aug. 23

August 20, 2017

Marquette – “Nicole’s Reptile Adventures,” a summer program series offered by volunteer, Nicole Shane, will feature a program on frogs on Wednesday, August 23 at 10 a.m. at the MooseWood Nature Center at Presque Isle Park in Marquette.

“Hop on in and learn about Michigan’s Frogs.” Shane will share fun facts and information on some of our Michigan frogs through photographs, hands-on learning, crafts and exploration. Recommended ages for the program are 5 to 13 years and families are encouraged to attend this fun-filled program.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5 for adult or $10 for family. Additional program information can be found at… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Open House and Bike Rodeo at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chassell – Aug. 19

August 16, 2017

Chassell – An Open House and a Bike Rodeo will be held on Saturday, August 19 from noon to 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 42905 Wilson Memorial Drive in Chassell.

There will be a variety of bike safety stations, helmet fittings, and information about the church. The event is free and everyone is welcome.… Read the rest

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