Calendar – Sports – Meet the Patriots Fall Sports Rally – Aug. 21

August 18, 2017

Ishpeming – Meet the Patriots Fall Sports Rally will be held on Monday, August 21 at 6 p.m. at the football field at Westwood High School.

All community members are invited to join the sports booster club as they introduce the staff and teams for the fall sports season. … Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – Superior Arts Youth Theatre Preschool and Early Elementary Acting Camp – Aug. 21-25

August 18, 2017

Marquette – Superior Arts Youth Theatre will offer Preschool and Early Elementary School Acting Camp on Monday, August 21 through Friday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to noon each day in the SAYT’s Audition Room on the 3rd Floor of Graveraet Elementary School in Marquette.

Ages from preschool to 8 years to be introduced to performing arts and expand upon their already growing skill sets. They will be introduced to all aspects of acting, music, and dance through acting games and imagination exercises while working together to put on a final production. A performance will be offered on Friday, August 25 from noon to 1 p.m.

The cost for the camp is $75 per youth. Register online at More information is available by email at or log on to or call 888-785-0512, ext. 1.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – 45th Annual Cooks Corn Roast – Aug. 20

August 17, 2017

Cooks – The 45th Annual Cooks Corn Roast will be held on Sunday, August 20 from noon to 11 p.m. in Cooks.

There will be live music, a large auction, a bake sale, a cake walk, a beer tent, face painting, chicken poop bingo, bounce houses, and a chicken barbeque. All you can eat corn is $4.50 for adults, and free for children.
Six bikes will be given away and there will be a raffle with the grand prize of a 2017 Polaris Ranger.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Inwood Volunteer Fire Department. … Read the rest

Calendar – Bazaars/Craft Sales – 35th Annual Old Victoria Craft Fair – Aug. 20

August 17, 2017

Rockland – The 35th annual Old Victoria Craft Fair will be held on Sunday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Old Victoria, four miles outside Rockland on Victoria Dam Road in Ontonagon County.

Refreshments will be served all afternoon. Talented local artisans and crafters will be displaying their wares,
some with working displays to demonstrate their craft. Old-fashioned children’s games will be held at 1:30 p.m. with loads of fun to play and even better to watch. There will be sack races, egg and spoon challenges, and water races. Old Victoria’s famous cinnamon rolls, just dripping with sweet icing and served fresh from the wood stove will be available as well.

Old Victoria is a non-profit historical site, the remnants of a booming Copper Country community built in 1899. Take advantage of the open house to see first-hand what life in the wilds of Upper Peninsula was like when copper was king.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Annual Community Picnic and U.P. Honor Flight Fundraiser – Aug. 19

August 16, 2017

Ishpeming – The American Legion Post 114 Community Picnic and Fundraiser for the U.P. Honor Flight will be held on Saturday, August 19 beginning at noon at the Post, 3050 County Road 496 in Ishpeming.

There will be a dunk tank (with our commander inside), a sawdust pile and bounce house for the kids, craft vendors, horseshoetournaments, and much more. Lunch will also be provided with burgers, brats, hot dogs, corn, and more with proceeds from donations going to the U.P. Honor Flight!… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – First Annual Classic Cars on Third Car Show – Aug. 19

August 16, 2017

Marquette – The first annual Classic Cars on Third Car Show will be held on Saturday, August 19 from noon to 4 p.m. on North Third Street in Marquette.

Classic cars will fill Third Street between Park Street and Ohio, with registration starting at 10 a.m. next to Third Base Bar, 726 North Third Street. The event will be open to the public for viewing beginning at noon. Awards will be given out at 3:30 p.m. First through third place will be awarded in seventeen different categories, along with awards for best of show, people’s choice, and mayor’s choice.

All proceeds from Classic Cars on Third car show will benefit the Women’s Center, in remembrance of Jessica Drummond, a victim of domestic violence. For more information on Classic Cars on Third, call the Marquette Downtown Development Authority at 906-228-9475 or visit… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Hops on the Harbor Brewfest – Aug. 19

August 16, 2017

Manistique – Hops on the Harbor Brewfest will be held on Saturday, August 19 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Manistique Marina on U.S. 2 in Manistique.

The Hops on the Harbor is a fundraiser event for the Manistique Elks Lodge #632. This is a brew tasting event with several beer brewers available to showcase their latest brews. There will be food available, music and more.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the gate. You can purchase them in Manistique at the Manistique Elks Lodge #632 on Walnut Street or Wheatys Pub on Cedar Street. You can also purchase them online at… Read the rest

Calendar – Dance – VFW Post 4573 Dance with Richie Yurkovich Band – Aug. 19

August 16, 2017

Ishpeming – The VFW Post 4573 will be hosting a dance featuring the Richie Yurkovich Band on Saturday, August 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the post, 310 Bank Street in Ishpeming.

Admission is $10 at the door. Refreshments and a meal will be available at a low price. Everyone who loves good music, dancing and a good time is invited. For more information, call 486-4856.… Read the rest

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