Calendar – Dance – “Pikkujoulo” Dance in Ishpeming – Dec. 3

November 30, 2017

Ishpeming – A dance to celebrate “Pikkujoulo” or “Little Christmas” will be held on Sunday, December 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Ishpeming Elks Club.

Music for dancing and listening will be offered by Wil Kilpela on accordion and Ken Holster on banjo and guitar. Tanja Stanaway and her Heart of Finland Traveling Tori will be staffing a mini-market. Janet Wisuri will offer a variety of baked goods.

Refreshments of cardamom coffee bread and other goodies will be available, along with coffee and soft drinks. The Elk’s bar will be open. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes.

Tickets are $5 at the door. The event is free for members of the League of Finnish-American Societies UP Chapter Finlandia Foundation Affiliate. For more information, call 226-7085.… Read the rest

Calendar – Food – Breakfast Buffet at Gwinn VFW – Dec. 3

November 30, 2017

Gwinn – A Breakfast Buffet will be offered on Sunday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at VFW Post 5670 in Gwinn.

The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids under 10. Breakfast includes pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, bacon and sausage. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – “Walk in Someone Else’s Genes” at U.P. Children’s Museum – Dec. 3

November 30, 2017

Marquette – “Walk in Someone Else’s Genes” will be held on Sunday, December 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, 123 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

Bring your child or toddler for a night of fun and learning about embracing others. This event is for those of all abilities. Expert-led sensory play stations will be featured in addition to the usual wonders of the museum. There will be a low-stimulation area for those that need. Disability advocates and educators will be in attendance presenting a great opportunity for children to learn and ask questions about others with special needs in a safe environment.

Live music will be playing throughout the evening. Food trucks will be parked outside for hungry tummies. Bring some cash for the raffle/auction which will feature a number of enticing baskets for kids and parents that you won’t want to miss.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Sons of Norway Julefest – Dec. 3

November 30, 2017

Hancock – Sons of Norway will celebrate Julefest with a potluck dinner on Sunday, December 3 at beginning with set-up and a social time at 4:30 with dinner at 5 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock.

All members and those interested in Norway are welcome are welcome for the potluck, a program on a Julenisse at 7 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass and any Julenisse pictures, books, stories or figurines to share if you have them.… Read the rest

The Marquette Regional History Center – 2nd Offering! Native American Quill and Beadwork Discussion and Workshop Saturday December 2nd

November 30, 2017

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Regional History Center presents: 2nd Offering! Native American Quill and Beadwork Discussion and Workshop Saturday December 2, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Learn about the history of these traditional crafts from NMU Instructor Leora Lancaster and then try your hand at practicing some of the techniques. Materials included in the workshop fee. Limited to 20 people, advance sign up only. Workshop fee $25.00, non-refundable. Sign up starting now. Please visit for details on this “one of a kind” event. Or call 906.226.3571 for more info.

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