Beaumier Center Hosts Finnish Music 101 March 16th

March 15, 2018

Marquette, Michigan – Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will celebrate St. Urho’s Day by presenting “Finnish Music 101” as part of its concert series. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. It commemorates the centennial of Finland by featuring two to three songs from each decade since 1917.

The music will be performed by a group of musicians from the Copper Country, including Pasi Lautula of PasiCats, Oren Tikkanen of Thimbleberry Band and Bob Hiltunen of Steve Jones and the Garden City Hot Club. The event includes a multimedia presentation connected with each song and several musical guests.

Tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $5 for adults and $1 for students.

NCLL, Beaumier Center Host Sawyer Tour March 22nd

March 15, 2018

Marquette, Michigan – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning and Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a bus tour of the former K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base. It will be held from 12:30-4 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in conjunction with the Beaumier Center’s “Cold War and the U.P.” exhibit.

Beaumier Center Director Daniel Truckey and K.I. Sawyer Air Heritage Museum president Bob Vick will lead the tour. The tour will include many sites, such as the actual operations area, housing complexes, recreational facilities and the K.I. Sawyer Air Heritage Museum.

Attendees will meet at the Marquette Mall by Pizza Hut. The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members, plus $1 for the bus driver. Register before Thursday, March 15, by calling 227-2979. Call Caroline Jordan at 228-9953 for more information.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Spring Brunch and Raffle in Chassell – Mar. 18

March 15, 2018

Chassell – A Spring Brunch and Raffle will be held on Sunday, March 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chassell.

This is a fundraiser to support our youth attending Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp, and those going on the National Youth Gathering trip in the summer of 2018. Brunch tickets are $5 per person and raffle tickets will be available for $1 each or six for $5.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Marquette Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast Buffet – Mar. 18

March 15, 2018

Marquette – The Marquette Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast Buffet will be held on Sunday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion, 700 W. Bluff Street in Marquette.

The event theme will have a fun Finnish flare with special recognition to St. Urho! There will be a special buffet array, including Lion Pauli Kniivila’s authentic recipe of Finnish Pancakes and toppings! There will also be traditional and gluten-free pancakes, as well as a delectable spread of other breakfast foods that will please all generations. Finnish entertainment will be provided as well.

Tickets are $9 for adults, $4 for ages 5 to 12, and free for children 4 and under. Tickets will be available on Wednesdays at Tadych’s EconoFoods and on Saturdays at Super One. Tickets will also be available at the door. Proceeds will benefit JJPacks, a local volunteer organization whose mission is to provide food for local school children.

In addition, interested breakfast guests will have the opportunity to help “fill the tote” with their donations of packaged Cheezit and peanut butter crackers, granola bars, snack size and sandwich Ziploc bags to supplement the growing need for weekend nourishment of over 200 deserving children within our community.