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

December 28, 2016

Marquette – Ring in the New Year at the 28th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Downtown Marquette on Saturday, December 31. Count down to midnight with friends and family and watch as the illuminated ball is lowered from its new location atop the Masonic Square Mall on Washington Street in downtown Marquette.

Share in the magic of the twelfth strike marking the beginning of 2017 at this family friendly community celebration.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – 21st Annual Elementary Ball at U.P. Children’s Museum – Dec. 31

December 28, 2016

Marquette – All area youth are invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the 21st Annual Elementary Ball on Saturday, 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 – Ishpeming Elks New Year’s Eve Celebration – Dec. 31

December 28, 2016

Ishpeming – A New Year’s Eve Celebration will be held on Saturday, December 31 beginning at 8 p.m. at the Ishpeming Elks Lodge, 597 Lakeshore Drive, Ishpeming.

Music will be provided by Iron Daisy from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be party favors, food and beverages. Taxi rides home will be available from midnight to 2 a.m.

Tickets are $35 per person and are available in advance at the Elks Lodge or at the door. … Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Community New Year’s Eve Party in L’Anse – Dec. 31

December 28, 2016

L’Anse – A Community New Year’s Eve Party will be held on Saturday, December 31 beginning at 6 p.m. at the American Legion, 115 N. Front Street in L’Anse.

This family-friendly event will include karaoke and food. For more information, call 542-7746.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – 5th Annual MAPS Holiday Homecoming – Dec. 26

December 23, 2016

Marquette – The 5th Annual MAPS Holiday Homecoming will be held on Monday, December 26 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Landmark Inn on North Front Street in Marquette.

The Holiday Homecoming is for alumni of Marquette Area Public Schools, J.D. Pierce, Bishop Baraga, Graveraeat School, Marquette Alternative High School, friends, and supporters. Share in celebrating the season. Music will be provided by the Marquette Senior High School String Quartet. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

This tradition was established by the MAPS Education Foundation, through which donations provide scholarships and fund classroom projects.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Traditional Holiday Dinner in Marquette – Dec. 25

December 22, 2016

Marquette – Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly will be hosting a traditional Holiday Dinner with candlelight, fresh flowers and live music on Sunday, December 25 at 2 p.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 2353 Badger Street, Marquette.

Seniors who have no family nearby and will be alone for the holiday are welcome to attend. To make a reservation, call 482-6944. Little Brothers will also be preparing and delivering meals for homebound elderly who cannot attend the holiday parties.

Volunteers are needed to help with transportation, cooking, making desserts, set-up, serving and clean-up. Especially needed is volunteers to help transport the elderly to the holiday dinners and/or delivering Christmas dinners and visiting our homebound elders. To volunteer, call 482-6944 or visit the group’s website at Houghton.littlebrothers.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Superiorland Kiwanis Free Community Christmas Dinner – Dec. 25

December 22, 2016

Marquette – The Superiorland Kiwanis will offer a free Community Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 25 from noon to 3 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 1009 Baraga Avenue, Marquette.

Everyone is welcome to attend. For a delivered meal, call 855-500-0919. For more information, call Fred Anderson at 906-250-1813 or email fanderson@andercomm.com… Read the rest

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

December 22, 2016

Ishpeming – A Community Christmas Dinner will be served on Sunday, 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

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