Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Salad Luncheon at Wesley United Methodist Church – May 3

April 30, 2017

Ishpeming – A Salad Luncheon will be offered on Wednesday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 801 Hemlock Street in Ishpeming.

The luncheon will include a variety of salads, bars and coffee and tea. The cost for the luncheon is $7. Proceeds will go to missions.

Calendar – Food – Free Community Meal at Messiah Lutheran Church – May 3

April 30, 2017

Marquette – A free Community Meal will be offered on Wednesday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic Street in Marquette.

All are welcome. The menu will be black bean enchiladas, cheesy chicken enchiladas, corn, coleslaw and cookies. For more information about this or other programs at Messiah, go to or call 225-1119.

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Gwinn – May 3

April 30, 2017

Gwinn – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive with the bloodmobile on Wednesday, May 3 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the VFW in Gwinn.

For an appointment, call Joyce Styer at 346-7595. Walk-ins are welcome.

Calendar – Community – Household Hazardous Waste Collection – May 3

April 30, 2017

Marquette – A Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on Wednesday, May 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Marquette County Landfill, 600 County Road 480 in Marquette.

This is an event for household hazardous waste such as pesticides, cleaning products, oil paints and stains. N0 latex paint will be accepted. For a list of acceptable materials, go to

Business hazardous waste, will not be accepted at this time. Businesses should call 906-249-4125 to schedule an appointment.

Calendar – Groups – Northern Vegans Casual Dinner – May 3

April 30, 2017

Marquette – Join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner on Wednesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. at Donckers Restaurant, 137 W. Washington Street in Marquette.

Order a vegan dinner off the menu. All are welcome, no RSVP is required. Visit, call 236-1279 or visit the Northern Vegan Facebook page for more information.

Marquette Downtown Development Authority Offices Closed May 1-5, 2017

April 30, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 30, 2017 – The Marquette Downtown Development Authority offices will be closed Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5, 2017. The office staff from the DDA will be traveling to Pittsburgh for the 2017 National Main Street Now Conference. DDA staff are excited to learn how to position Marquette at the forefront of the new economy, dive into the critical intersection of health and place, discover how commercial districts can be drivers of equity and inclusion, and much more. The DDA office will reopen Monday, May 8 at 9:00 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

NMU Seaborg Center Offers Isle Royale Summer Expedition

April 30, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 30, 2017 – Registration is open for a summer Family Camp Expedition on Isle Royale, Lake Superior’s largest island, presented by Northern Michigan University’s Seaborg Center. The program runs Sunday, June 25-Friday, June 30. Participants will camp at Fork Wilkins State Park before traveling to Isle Royale for hiking, kayaking and exploration. Evening programs will feature island history, ecology and creative activities.

The trip is open to children ages 10 and older. At least one parent, aunt, uncle, guardian or grandparent must accompany each child. Travelers will kayak to nearby small islands and watch for wildlife along the shore. They will also search for wildflowers and signs of the families who once lived there.

Karen Bacula, Marquette Area Public Schools teacher and Isle Royale camping veteran, will guide the expedition for the third time.

“This trip is unique because we will be spending four days at Malone Bay, which is one of the more difficult places to reach on Isle Royale,” said Bacula. “Our camping location will provide us with easy access to Lake Superior, Siskiwit Lake, the Siskiwit River and hiking opportunities on the Ishpeming trail.”

The cost is $400 for children ages 10-13 and $475 for 14 and older. Most camping equipment and all meals are provided. There is free time included each day. A pre-trip meeting will take place in early June on a date to be determined.

The Isle Royale Institute and the Ford Center are also sponsoring the expedition. Register by Monday, May 1, at For more details or questions, contact the Seaborg Center at 906-227-2002.