Calendar – Music – Traditional Music Jam – Feb. 11

February 8, 2017

Marquette – A traditional music jam will be held on Saturday, February 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the at the Peter White Public Library.

Join other musicians for a community jam session celebrating traditional folk music. Acoustic musicians and vocalists are invited to bring their instruments for an informal gathering to play music together. A limited quantity of sheet music is available for use for those not familiar with the songs.

A music jam is not about performing, but a chance for people interested in traditional acoustic music share their love of music and learn a new song or instrumental technique. Listeners and singers are always welcome.

There is no admission charge. For more information, call 226-4328 or visit … Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Royal Opera’s “La Traviata” Film Screening – Feb. 11

February 8, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University will present a screening of the Royal Opera’s production of Verdi’s most famous opera, “La Traviata” on Sunday, February 12 at 5 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall on the NMU Campus.

This classic production conveys the indulgent social whirl of 19th-century Paris. Beneath the surface glamour of Violetta’s Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and the tensions the lovers encounter when they break society’s conventions.

“La Traviata” is inspired by Alexandre Dumas Fils’s play, La Dame aux camellias, based on the true story of the courtesan Marie Duplessis. Its combination of drama, emotion and melody has made it an enduringly popular opera.

The NMU Siril Endowment for the Music Arts is sponsoring this presentation. Admission is free for NMU students with ID, $15 for adults and $5 for students under 18. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – 3rd Annual Sled/Poker Run in Negaunee – Feb. 11

February 8, 2017

Negaunee – The 3rd Annual Sled/Poker Run will be held on Saturday, February 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning at the Negaunee Eagles Club on Iron Street in Negaunee.

Pull your team member on a non-motorized sled to various bars in town to collect a playing card. First place is $100. Iron Daisy will provide musical entertainment. Proceeds will go to the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary to donate to local charities.

For more information, call Lisa Gannon at 458-6506 or Kathie at 250-6226.… Read the rest

Calendar – Dance – Dance with Richie Yurkovich Band – Feb. 11

February 8, 2017

Ishpeming – The VFW Post 4573 will be hosting a dance featuring the Richie Yurkovich Band on Saturday, February 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the post, 310 Bank Street in Ishpeming.

Admission is $8 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

Calendar – Art – Life Drawing Class – Feb. 11

February 8, 2017

Ishpeming – Life Drawing will be offered on Saturday, February 11 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Carnegie Public Library in Ishpeming.

Local artist, Paul Olson will teach this wonderful introduction to the skill of drawing from life. Materials will be provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

For more information, call 486-4381.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Marquette Symphony Orchestra “Romantic Impressions” Concert – Feb. 11

February 8, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Symphony Orchestra will present the concert “Romantic Impressions” on Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette.

The concert will include the “Barber of Seville Overture” by Rossini, “Overture to Tannhäuser” by Wagner, and “La Mer” by Debussy. Performing with the orchestra will be this year’s Youth Concerto Contest winner, Timothy Bedard, who is completing his Master’s degree in Horn Performance at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Tickets are on sale at NMU’s Central Ticket Office in the Barry Events Center as well as through or by phone at 227-1032. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – West End Winter Wonderland Event – Feb. 11

February 8, 2017

Ishpeming – The West End Winter Wonderland Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wawonowin Country Club in West Ishpeming.

Hosted by the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce, the event will be a self guided winter tour around the golf course on a groomed and highlighted snowy path featuring various chamber businesses. Some items that will be offered are yummy comfort foods, unique libations, and/or games to warm up guests.

Registration includes: groomed trails with signage in various locations, meal tokens, drink token (additional drink tokens are available for purchase along course) music, and games. Guests can ski, snowshoe, walk, or snow bike along the trails.

Tickets are $30 per person. Register by calling the GINCC at 486-1111 or email… Read the rest

Planning to Hunt or Trap Furbearers in March and April? Important License Changes to Remember

February 8, 2017

Lansing, MIFebruary 8, 2017 – Reminder: if you do not purchase your 2016 base license by Feb. 28, 2017, you will be unable to purchase a 2016 fur harvester license in the months of March or April.

All those who hunt and trap furbearing animals must have a valid base license and fur harvester license.

Feb. 28, 2017 is the last day to purchase a 2016 base license. A 2016 base license is required to purchase a 2016 fur harvester license.

Base and fur harvester licenses can be purchased at license agents, DNR Customer Service Centers, or online at E-License.

The fur harvester license allows residents to hunt fox, opossum, skunk, weasel, bobcat, coyote, raccoon, and trap badger, bobcat, fisher, marten, fox, coyote, weasel, mink, raccoon, muskrat, beaver, otter, skunk and opossum.

A base hunting license entitles you to hunt rabbit, hare, squirrel (fox and gray, black phase included), pheasant, ruffed grouse, sharp-tailed grouse, woodchuck, woodcock (HIP endorsement required), quail, crow, coyote (applies to Michigan residents only) and waterfowl (with a federal waterfowl stamp and Michigan waterfowl hunting license, if 16 years of age or older) during the open season for each species.… Read the rest

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