Calendar – Education – Casting Demo Day – Aug. 30

August 27, 2017

Marquette – A “Kissing the Water: The Lure and the Lore of Fly Fishing” Casting Demo Day will be offered on Wednesday, August 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

Watch area masters and try your hand at tying and casting. Children are welcome as well as seasoned veterans.
There is magic involved in fly fishing. See how this sport captures art, philosophy, literature and environmental concerns. From handmade rods and flies, to the work of John Voelker, fly fishing has a rich history in this region.

The event is included in price of admission. For more information, go to or call 226_3571.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Gwinn – Aug. 30

August 27, 2017

Gwinn – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive with the bloodmobile on Wednesday, August 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the VFW in Gwinn.

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

Calendar – Seniors – “Welcome to Medicare” Seminar in Manistique – Aug. 30

August 27, 2017

Manistique – Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program will offer a free “Welcome to Medicare” seminar on Wednesday, August 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Conference Room at Schoolcraft County Memorial Hospital in Manistique.

The seminar is targeted towards folks that will be eligible for Medicare sometime within the next six months. Learn the basics of Medicare, and discuss what folks should be thinking about when making decisions on their Medicare choices. Information about programs that may be available to help pay out-of-pocket Medicare costs will also be discussed.

There is no charge to attend this informational event and a helpful workbook will be provided to each participant. Registration is required: dial 2-1-1 or visit: and indicate that you wish to attend the “Welcome to Medicare” event in Manistique.… Read the rest