An Unplugged Evening of Music with Keweenaw Brewgrass & Guests: Sat., April 30th ~ 7:30 pm

April 29, 2016

CALUMET, MI – Enjoy an all acoustic performance for this special Calumet Theatre fundraising event! Keweenaw Brewgrass takes the audience back 116 years when the Theatre opened on March 20, 1900 and bands played without power amplification or electric loudspeakers; taking full advantage of the wonderful acoustics. Three special guests will be performing with the band during parts of the show including the fabulous Misbehavin’ herself, Gail English on vocals; the talented Louise Oppliger on vocals; and Kora Melia Johnson, fiddle player extraordinaire.

From Harold Riter’s Ontonagon Herald review of last year’s Keweenaw Brewgrass show in the Ontonagon Theater:

“This was perhaps one of the most enjoyable concerts we have heard on the local stage and musically, one of the most entertaining. We can say in all sincerity, that if you missed this performance, you are definitely the poorer for it. This is one group we would drive some distance to hear again. These guys enjoy what they are doing and we can assure you that the audience thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Ontonagon.” “ They play tight… really tight. There are no loose ends.” “These guys sing as tight as they play their instruments.”

Keweenaw Brewgrass plays an eclectic mix of “anything rhythmic” on acoustic instruments. They tend toward bluegrass for the rhythms and harmonies, but quickly move from traditional bluegrass to Texas swing, gypsy jazz, country, and even classic rock – you never know what you’re going to hear.

It all started in Michigan Tech’s civil engineering structures lab when three band members (Bogue, Doug, and Jim on banjo at that time) got together for lunchtime picking sessions. Bogue had played in the now infamous Snow Country back in the 70’s with the most interesting banjo player in the world, Doc Kurtz. Several of the band members had played individually in folk, rock, and even jazz bands. So they banded together and brought Doug over to the dark side – singing about trains, lost love, loose foxes – bluegrass. After playing Sunday afternoons at the Keweenaw Brewing Company for a while, someone asked what the band’s name was. For lack of a name they became Keweenaw Brewgrass (KBG for those into brevity) and it stuck. The five are attracted to any song that has a good melody line, a great story and room for rhythm. As folk singers have done for centuries, they find songs that interest them regardless of style and pass the story along to whoever will listen. They always have fun!

Band members include: Jim Hertel – upright bass/banjo/vocals; Craig Kurtz – 5-string banjo/bass/vocals; Doug Oppliger – guitar/vocals; Bogue Sandberg – 8-string dobro; Marshall Weathersby – mandolin/guitar/vocals

All ticket sales go to the Calumet Theatre’s “Lift Us Up” Elevator Project so mark your calendars and plan on attending this “historic” show! General seating tickets are $10. Tickets are available 12–5 pm Wednesday through Friday at the Theatre Box Office at 340 Sixth Street, Calumet or phone 337-2166.

That’s What She Said – Short Play by Women at PWPL May 26th-28th

April 25, 2016

Marquette, MI – Vertigo Theatre Company and Peter White Public Library present, “That’s What She Said” a showcase of short plays by female writers in the library’s community room. Tickets are now available for purchase at the Peter White Public Library’s circulation desk.

Some of the area’s finest local talent will knock your socks off with side-splitting and sometimes touching performances about the twists and turns along the winding road of life … from the female point of view. Romance, career, and dysfunctional family dynamics will each take their turn in the spotlight. Forget yourself for a couple of hours and be entertained by the wit, humor, woes, dreams, fantasies and foibles of a few fabulous female playwrights … whose stories are brought to life on stage just for you.

Vertigo Theatre Company strives to produce theatre that is both thought-provoking and of the highest quality. This group of local, experienced professionals produces quality, forward-thinking theatre that challenges and enriches both artists and audiences. Previous acclaimed performances of Vertigo Theatre Company include “The Weir,“ A Christmas Carol,” “It’s A Wonderful Life,” “Rabbit Hole,” “Fat Pig” and “Last Five Years”.

Audiences ages 16 and up are invited to experience the humor and drama of “That’s What She Said” at performances on Thursday, May 26 and Friday May 27 at 7:00 pm, with a Saturday May 28 matinee at 2:00pm. Tickets are $10.

This production is sponsored by Zonta Club of Marquette, Marquette Arts and Culture Center and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library.

Call 906-228-9510 with a valid credit card. Proceeds will benefit the library. Advance purchase is advised due to space constraints. Tickets will be sold at the door, payable by cash or check, only.

Thats What She Said at Peter White Public Library

That’s What She Said at Peter White Public Library

Take A Vet Fishing And The City of Gladstone, Mi Develop Partnership

April 24, 2016

TAKE A VET FISHING and the CITY OF GLADSTONE, MI DEVELOP PARTNERSHIP TO BRING

THE 1ST “DAY OF GIVING BACK” EVENT TO MICHIGAN TO SUPPORT MILITARY VETERANS.

Bartlett, Illinois. – Take a Vet Fishing (TAVF) in partnership with the Bays de Noc Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce on July 17, 2016, the “A Day of Giving Back” fishing program will make their first visit to Michigan in the city of Gladstone. This event is meant to celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s Veterans and their families. Veterans, volunteer guides, and event volunteers will have an opportunity to register online to participate in this event at www.TakeaVetFishing.org . This will be the third stop for TAVF during the 2016 season, as they would have already completed events at Fox Lake, IL and Lake Waubesa, Madison, WI. TAVF will conclude their season with visits to Hillsport, Ontario Canada, Mille Lacs, MN and Lake Minnetonka, MN.

Take a Vet Fishing (TAVF) was established in 2011 to provide active and reserve military service members and Veterans emotional support and rehabilitation by way of Piscatorial Therapy (commonly referred to as Fishing Therapy). The slogan, “A Day of Giving Back” is the core of Take a Vet Fishing’s mission and serves as a day of giving back to our nation’s heroes. Approximately twenty percent of the 2.3 million veterans returning from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or depression. Most of them will struggle to ask for assistance. Take a Vet Fishing is a Not-For-Profit 501 (c)3 organization created to help fight and bring awareness to PTSD and depression. With the assistance of volunteer guides and mentors, Take a Vet Fishing provides guided fishing outings and a venue for veterans to socially interact with each other as a way to share their story and reconnect with fellow Veterans.

For more information on Take a Vet Fishing, please contact at 413-FOR-VETS (413-367-8387) or visit their website at www.takeavetfishing.org.

Friends for Elena Fundraiser This Sunday, April 24th

April 23, 2016

Marquette, MI – We are hosting a spaghetti benefit at the Masonic Building this Sunday to raise funds for Elena McCombie. She is a junior at Marquette Senior High School on the waiting list for a kidney. She currently is getting dialysis treatment three times a week to keep her healthy until she is pulled for a kidney.

We recently had a young campus ministry student in our congregation step forward, she is not a direct match. However, Amanda did the paired donation program so Elena will be at a much higher place on the waiting list since Amanda is willing to donate her kidney to anyone she matches to increase Elena’s chances and get her a kidney sooner. We will be having information the paired donation program at the event.

Friends of Elena Fundraiser April 24

Friends of Elena Fundraiser April 24

Marquette County Children’s Fair April 23rd

April 22, 2016

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN – The Marquette County Children’s Fair is a FREE and FUN event for children and their families. Local agencies, organizations, and businesses will be at the mall providing hands-on activities for children to participate in. Be ready to see the Marquette Township Fire Department, many animals, live music performed by young musicians, and much more!

Date: 04/23/2016  —  Start Time: 10:00 AM  — End Time: 01:00 PM

Marquette County Children's Fair April 23rd

Marquette County Children’s Fair April 23rd

Spring Fermentation Celebration Coming June Presented by the Marquette Home Brewers club

April 22, 2016

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN – Marquette Home Brewers club presents the first annual Spring Fermentation Celebration, a beer/wine/cider/mead fest with something for everyone. Tickets $40 in April, $45 in May, or $50 in June.

Ticket price includes 15 beer/wine/mead/cider samples, two food tickets, and a commemorative pint glass. Ten Michigan breweries, two wineries, and a meadery will provide the fermented beverage selection. Extra tickets for beer or food can be purchased at the festival.

A diverse menu of quality food provided by the Steinhaus focusing on locally-grown food when possible. Vegetarian/vegan options, barbecue choices, and a variety of meats and cheeses served as well as burgers, brats, fries, chicken, and more. Live music provided by two local bands.

Takes place at the Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park in beautiful Marquette. All proceeds will be donated to local charitable organizatinos. Tickets are limited. Get yours quickly, this event is not one to be missed.

Date: 06/04/2016

Start Time: 01:00 PM

End Time: 06:00 PM

Fred Waara Trout Unlimited Fundraising Banquet April 23rd

April 22, 2016

MARQUETTE, MI – The local Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be hosting their 29th annual Trout Unlimited Banquet on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, at Northern Michigan University, in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center.  Doors open at 6 p.m.  The evening will be jam-packed with both silent and live auctions, a 50/50 raffle and a card raffle, and the ever-popular Jilbert Dairy Bucket Draws.  Prizes this year include:

  • guided fishing trips
  • custom wine rack with select vintage wines
  • original artwork from local and nationally-recognized artists
  • a wide range of premium fishing gear
  • kitchen wares
  • jewelry
  • …and many others; something for everyone!

All net proceeds from this years fund raiser up to a limit of $10,000 will go towards the Yellow Dog River Community Forest Project.  This project will result in the purchase of 700 acres of woodland by the Yellow Dog Watershed Conservancy, which will keep 5 miles of river open to the public and protected from development or damage.  Other projects we support include the Upper Peninsula’s Salmon in the Classroom program, the Escanaba River Association Watershed Partnership, youth and adult fly tying lessons, kids’ trout fishing camp, as well as cold water conservation projects.

Individual tickets are $40 and student admission is $25.  Gold tables for 6 or 8 are a great value at $60 per person, which includes premium raffle and bucket raffle tickets.

This is the chapter’s only fundraising activity and we invite all who are interested in conservation and cold water fisheries to attend. To reserve your place at the banquet, or to request further information about FWCTU, contact Bob Jensen at 906-228-3052 or pbjup@hotmail.com.

Messiah Lutheran Church Hosting a Fair Trade Market on Saturday, April 23rd

April 22, 2016

MARQUETTE, MI- Messiah Lutheran Church will host a fair trade market on Saturday April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday April 24 from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. The market will feature a variety of fair trade items from Sharing the Dream in Guatemala and SERRV International including fairly traded coffee, tea, chocolates, wooden crafts, baskets, jewelry and more.

With each purchase, you help artisans and farmers maintain steady work and a sustainable income so they can provide for their families, invest in their communities and provide loans for other entrepreneurs. Messiah Lutheran Church is located at 305 W. Magnetic St. in Marquette. Please call 225-1119 for more information.

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