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 … 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

Calendar – Holidays – Marquette Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony – Dec. 1

November 28, 2017

Marquette – The 7th annual Marquette “Winter Snow Fun” Holiday Parade will be held on Friday, December 1 beginning at 6 p.m. on North Third Street and ending at the Marquette Commons.

This downtown tradition complementing the City’s 42nd annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Marquette Commons, features all of the traditional offerings of the holiday season, including sleigh bells, colored lights and the jolly man himself.

Visits with Santa to follow the parade inside at the Marquette Commons.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – 30th Annual Lighting Up the Holidays at NMU – Nov. 29

November 26, 2017

Marquette – The 30th annual Lighting Up the Holidays, a free kick off to the season for NMU families, students and community members, will be held on Wednesday, November 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

The event includes a tree lighting with President Fritz Erickson and Wildcat Willy, pictures with Santa by Daniele Carol Photography, cookie decorating, holiday card making, an opportunity to write and send a letter to Santa, games, crafts, face painting, free books and free gift wrapping. Cookies, hot chocolate and hot cider will be available.

There will be performances by Northern Lights A Cappella, the NMU Arts Chorale, New Attitudes Dance Studio and the NMU Cheer Team. Barnes and Noble at NMU’s Bookstore will host a sale for 25 percent off one spirit item. … Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Catch the Christmas Spirit in Marquette Township – Nov. 28

November 25, 2017

Marquette – The annual Catch the Christmas Spirit Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 28 at 6 p.m. at the Westwood Mall in Marquette Township.

Santa will arrive on the fire truck and light the tree. There will be a sing-along of Christmas carols with the St. Christopher’s Church Carolers. Santa will then go to the mall for photo opportunities with the children. Free coffee, apple juice and cookies will be served.

Keep your eye out for the Grinch, who has threatened to steal Christmas from the township. Sheriff deputies will be standing by. Live updates will be broadcast live on 101.9 Sunny FM.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – NAMI Post-Thanksgiving – Pre-Christmas Holiday Gathering – Nov. 27

November 24, 2017

Marquette – The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette will host a Post-Thanksgiving-Pre-Christmas holiday gathering on Monday, November 27 at 7 p.m. in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette.

Join them for some tips on managing holiday stress, inspirational quotes, snacks, and games. The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness.

For more information call 906-360-7107, or visit … Read the rest

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