Calendar – Holidays – 29th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Marquette – Dec. 31

December 28, 2017

Marquette – Ring in the New Year at the 29th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Downtown Marquette on Sunday, December 31. Count down to midnight with friends and family and watch as the illuminated ball is lowered from atop the Masonic Square Mall on Washington Street in downtown Marquette.

Share in the magic of the twelfth strike marking the beginning of 2018 at this family friendly community celebration.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – 22nd Annual Elementary Ball – Dec. 31

December 28, 2017

Marquette – All area youth are invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the 22nd Annual Elementary Ball on Sunday, December 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette.

There will be music, snacks, party favors and fun for everyone. There will be the exciting Ball Drop at 7:30 p.m. outside the museum.

Admission is $5 per child, with adults admitted free of charge. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call the museum at 226-3911.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Christmas Dinner for the Elderly in Marquette – Dec. 25

December 22, 2017

Marquette – Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly will offer their annual Christmas dinner on Monday, December 25 at 2 p.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 237 Badger Street in Marquette Township.

Live music will be provided for background entertainment. To make a reservation, call Little Brothers at 906-273-2575.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Free Community Christmas Dinner in Ishpeming – Dec. 25

December 22, 2017

Ishpeming – A Community Christmas Dinner will be served on Monday, December 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ishpeming Elks Lodge.

The meal will include traditional holiday favorites such as turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes, gravy and dessert. This free meal is provided by the community and is open all.

Take out and free delivery will be available in western Marquette County, including Palmer. For those choices, RSVP to 486-6890. Those wishing to volunteer to help with the meal may also call that number.

Reservations are encouraged. Please call 486-8690 Monday through Saturday between 3 and 9 p.m. … Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – NCLL Self-guided Tour of Creche Collection – Registration Deadline – Dec. 13

December 10, 2017

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a self-guided tour of a crèche collection that includes more than 300 pieces from around the world on Thursday, December 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Thursday, January 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 128 Timber Lane in Marquette.

NCLL member Carol Margriff began collecting crèches or Nativities in 1966 and has shared them with the community over the past 50 years.

The cost is free, but attendees are encouraged to donate $5 to the Marquette County Habitat for Humanity. Register by Thursday, December 14, by calling 227-2979. For more information, contact Carol Margriff at 249-9975 or margrifs@gmail.com. … Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Holiday Party for Youth at Negaunee Library – Dec. 9

December 6, 2017

Negaunee – The Negaunee Public Library Junior Teen Advisory Group will host a holiday party for local youth on Saturday, December 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the library, 319 W. Case Street in Negaunee.

Youth ages 5 through 15 years are welcome to attend, make crafts, play board games, and enjoy peanut-aware foods and refreshments.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Sons of Norway Julefest – Dec. 3

November 30, 2017

Hancock – Sons of Norway will celebrate Julefest with a potluck dinner on Sunday, December 3 at beginning with set-up and a social time at 4:30 with dinner at 5 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock.

All members and those interested in Norway are welcome are welcome for the potluck, a program on a Julenisse at 7 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass and any Julenisse pictures, books, stories or figurines to share if you have them.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – The Magic of Christmas Open House in Gwinn – Dec. 2-3

November 29, 2017

Gwinn – The Magic of Christmas Open House will be held on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. each day at 110 Fury Street in Gwinn.

See Christmas like you have never seen it before! Admission is $3 plus one canned good. All food donations go to the Victory Lutheran Food Pantry.… Read the rest

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