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 www.namiam.org. … Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Starry, Starry Night in Grand Marais – Nov. 24

November 21, 2017

Grand Marais – Grand Marais’ Starry, Starry Night will be held on Friday, November 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. in downtown Grand Marais.

The picture perfect town will offer many “Shop Local” retail venues for holiday gifts, libations and fun for everyone. Most will offer their Starry Starry experience from 4 to 9 pm with a few open earlier In addition, Grand Marais restaurants will be open, some with special food offerings and local lodging will be welcoming overnight guests so your can relax and have a wonderful evening!

For more information, go to http://www.grandmaraismichigan.com/StarryStarryNight2017.htm.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Free Thanksgiving Meal in Marquette – Nov. 23

November 20, 2017

Marquette – A free Thanksgiving meal will be served on Thursday, November 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill, 227 W. Washington Street in Marquette.

Items on the menu include roasted turkey, stuffing, three-bean casserole, candied yams, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn bread, salad and pumpkin pie. The purpose is simple: to feed those in our whocommunity are battling hunger, as well as those who simply may not have anyone with whom to share a holiday meal or for those who simply want to celebrate with their neighbors.

For more information, call Aubree’s at 225-5511. … Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly Thanksgiving Dinner in Marquette – Nov. 23

November 20, 2017

Marquette – Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly will offer a free Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings and entertainment for elderly friends on Thursday, November 23 beginning at 1 p.m. at St. Chrisptoher’s Catholic Church, 2372 Badger Street in Marquette Township.

Volunteers are needed to help with transportation, set-up, serving, and clean-up. To volunteer, please call 482-6944 or visit houghton.littlebrothers.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Northern Vegans 11th Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner – Nov. 23

November 20, 2017

Negaunee – Join Northern Vegans for their 11th Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner on Thursday, November 23 at 12:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church on the corner of U.S. 41 West and Baldwin Avenue in Negaunee.

Bring a vegan dish (no meat, dairy, eggs, and honey) to share or consider donating $5 if you are unable to bring some vegan food. Visit www.northernvegans.com, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279 for more information. RSVP is optional. All are welcome.… Read the rest

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