Calendar – Community – Heikipaiva Mid-Winter Festival in Hancock – Jan. 27

January 24, 2018

Hancock – The Heikinpaiva Mid-Winter Festival will include many activities on Saturday, January 27 in Hancock.

There will be a parade, a Tori Market, outdoor fun, a Polar Bear Dive, a wife carrying contest, food, and much more.

For a complete schedule of Heikinpaiva events, go to… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Superior Arts Youth Theater Murder, Mayhem, and Mystery Fundraiser – Jan. 27

January 24, 2018

Marquette – Superior Arts Youth Theater will host a Murder, Mayhem, and Mystery Fundraiser on Saturday, January 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center at NMU.

This 21+ event will feature a raffle, cash bar, and a 1920s themed, live-action murder mystery performance in three acts by The Murder Mystery Company – a professional theatrical company originally based in Grand Rapids and now performing in 20 states.

Recommended dress for this night of murderous mayhem is all black and white or 1920s attire; flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras are all highly encouraged.

Tickets for this event are $75 for individuals and $125 for a pair, and include admission to the performance, two complimentary drink tickets per guest, and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at The 906 Sports Bar & Grill.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Annual Wild Game Feed Fundraiser in Escanaba – Jan. 27

January 24, 2018

Escanaba – The Annual Wild Game Feed Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, January 27 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Great Lakes Sports and Recreation Club, 5211 19th Avenue North in Escanaba.

This is the club’s annual fundraiser. Enjoy a feast of wild game including pheasant, venison, goose, elk, and more. Domestic food also served. There will be various raffles and drawings. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $5 for those under 12.

For more information, call 906-786-2911.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Musher Meet and Greet – Jan. 27

January 24, 2018

Marquette – A Musher Meet and Greet will be held on Saturday, January 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Come meet retired musher Darlene Walch and her sled dog Panda! Ages 15+ and adults may visit from 1- to 2 p.m. Ages 3 and under can come for a quick meet and greet and pictures from 2:45 to 3 p.m. Youth ages 14 and under may visit from 3 to 4 p.m.

Hear all about mushing, learn about upcoming races, meet Panda, and get your picture taken in a racing sled if you want! The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit, or check out the Peter White Public Library Youth Services page on Facebook. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Al Wernholm – Jan. 27

January 24, 2018

Negaunee – A spaghetti dinner benefit for Al Wernholm will be held on Saturday, January 27 from 2 to 7 p.m. at E. Ronn Union Hall, 1206 Baldwin Avenue in Negaunee.

On November 24, 2017, Al returned home to find his house engulfed in flames. Despite the efforts of the fire department, the house and all its contents were a total loss.

The cost for the dinner is $8. Children under 5 can eat for free. There will also be 50/50 drawings, raffles, and a silent auction. All proceeds from the benefit will help Al rebuild. … Read the rest

Two NMU Profs Discuss ‘Growing Up in Communism’

January 24, 2018

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a free presentation titled “Growing up in Communism.” Two NMU faculty members who were raised in that system in different countries will share their experiences and perspectives. The talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the seminar room of the Beaumier Center in Gries Hall. It is being held in conjunction with the “Cold War and the U.P.” exhibition, which will be open for viewing that evening.

English professors Marek Haltof, who grew up in Poland, and Z.Z. Lehmberg, who grew up in China, will be the presenters.

Haltof joined the faculty of NMU in 2001. He has published several books in English and Polish on the cultural histories of Central European and Australian film. His recent books include Screening Auschwitz: Wanda Jakubowska’s The Last Stage and the Politics of Commemoration, Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema, Polish Film and the Holocaust: Politics and Memory, The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski: Variations on Destiny and Chance and Polish National Cinema.… Read the rest