Calendar – Community – Veteran Town Hall in Iron Mountain – Feb. 8

February 5, 2018

Iron Mountain – Veterans and their families are invited to a Veteran Town Hall on Thursday, February 8 at 5 p.m. (CST) at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in the American Legion Post 50, 916 River Avenue in Iron Mountain.

Anyone that is a Veteran or family of a Veteran who may not be using VA services should attend to earn more about VA health care and how it could benefit them. Leaders from the VA Medical Center, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, and area County Veteran Service Officers will be on hand to provide a presentation on VA health care, discuss initiatives to increase access to VA care, answer questions, and listen to Veterans’ comments and concerns.

For more information, call VA Public Affairs Officer Brad Nelson at 1-906-774-3300, extension 32001. … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – 15th Annual Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge Registration – Feb. 6

February 3, 2018

Marquette – Northern Michigan University is among 13 Michigan colleges and universities participating in the 15th annual Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge, an organ and tissue donor drive competition. Students, professors, alumni and community members.

The NMU Volunteer Center will host on-campus registration tables on Tuesday, February 6 from 8:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. at the Jamrich Hall ticket booth. Additional registration opportunities will be offered on Monday, February 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the LRC circulation table; Tuesday, February 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wildcat Health and Wellness fair in the University Center; Thursday, February 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Gant/Spaulding lobby; and Tuesday, February 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the LRC circulation table.

You can register to become a donor by visiting GiftOfLifeMichigan.org/CampusChallenge and selecting NMU as the favorite school.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Family Fun Night in Hancock – Feb. 2

January 30, 2018

Hancock – The Heikinpaiva Mid-Winter Festival will include a Family Fun Night on Friday, February 2 from 6:60 to 8:30 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock.

The cost is $5 per family. For information, call (906) 523-6271. For a complete schedule of Heikinpaiva events, go to www.pasty.com.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Cabin Fever Gun and Knife Show in Rapid River – Feb. 2, 3

January 30, 2018

Rapid River – A Cabin Fever Gun and Knife Show will be held on Friday, February 2 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, February 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rapid River American Legion Post 301, 10584 North Main Street in Rapid River.

Buy, sell or trade. A charity auction will also be held on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, call Dennis Moberg at 906-789-5474.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Heikipaiva Mid-Winter Festival in Hancock – Jan. 27

January 24, 2018

Hancock – The Heikinpaiva Mid-Winter Festival will include many activities on Saturday, January 27 in Hancock.

There will be a parade, a Tori Market, outdoor fun, a Polar Bear Dive, a wife carrying contest, food, and much more.

For a complete schedule of Heikinpaiva events, go to www.pasty.com.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Starlight Family Storytime – Jan. 25

January 22, 2018

Marquette – Starlight Family Storytime will be held on Thursday, January 25 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy an evening storytime filled with stories, songs and more, designed for all ages.

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

Calendar – Families – Family Game Night – Jan. 22

January 19, 2018

Marquette – Family Game Night With Taiga Games will be held on Wednesday, January 22 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Join Taiga games for a fun family game night! Games for families with kids K-5 will be provided, and some light snacks. Feel free to bring your own favorite game if you wish!

The event is free. For more information, please call 226-4321, 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Teen Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Autism Awareness Swim Event in Houghton – Jan. 21

January 18, 2018

Houghton – The Copper Country Autism Awareness Swim Event will be held on Sunday, January 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express in Houghton.

There will be free open swimming for children and young adults on the autism spectrum and their families.… Read the rest

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