Basketry Petals and Stars – August 18

August 2, 2018

Ontonagon, MI – Form a lovely white pine bark petal basket stitched and rimmed with split spruce root. You will also weave two Scandinavian birch bark stars. Cost of class is $85.00. This class is a basketry deal! Each student will take home three pieces of basketry art.

12 spaces available; 4 students needed to hold the class. Students age 12 and older and all skill levels are welcome. Please bring a lunch. Fees for classes cancelled after the registration deadline will not be refunded. Registration deadline is Friday, August 11, 2017.

2018 Sault Summer Arts Festival – August 7

August 2, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – The Sault Area Arts Council invites you to the annual Sault Summer Arts Festival, an exhibition and sale of fine arts and crafts, displayed by their creators! This event includes original works including paintings, photographs, jewelry, and more! Applications for those interested in participating are available on the arts council website:

Sunburns to Snowstorms: Upper Michigan Weather in Pictures and Stories – August 7

August 2, 2018

Negaunee, MI – Join authors Karl Bohnak and Jack Deo at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum. A book singing will follow the program. If you appreciate stories of Michigan’s heritage, drop by this summer for our weekly lecture series. You’ll discover the U.P.’s intriguing history, courtesy of a variety of experts who are eager to share their knowledge and research with you.

Ore to Shore – August 11

August 2, 2018

Marquette, MI -The 2018 Ore to Shore bike race is coming up, and there are various different races for riders of all skill levels.  The classifications are listed below, along with a brief description of each.

Hard Rock Race: The course traverses some of the most scenic terrain available in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The 48 mile race starts in downtown Negaunee, which is the “birthplace” of iron ore in Michigan.

Soft Rock: Like its HARD ROCK counterpart, the 28 mile SOFT ROCK covers some very scenic terrain. Starting at the shores of Negaunee’s tranquil Teal Lake, you will immediately begin your journey to Marquette.

Shore Rock: The Shore Rock offers an entry-level distance for the rider looking to try mountain bike racing, or for kids wanting to expand beyond the Junior Rock.

Junior Rock: The Junior Rock race is a 4 mile loop on a dirt trail starting at Lakeview Arena for those ages 16 and under. The racers finish using the same finish chute as the Hard and Soft Rock racers.

Little Rock: Younger kids will also have the opportunity to experience the thrill of a race as they ride near the shores of the “Great Gitchee Gumee” and make their way around the partially paved course.

Littlest Rock: Your young one can’t quite reach the pedals? Bring your toddler’s tricycle, Big Wheel, or push car, and do what’s necessary to get them to the finish by pushing, pulling, or letting them “pedal”.

Fayette Heritage Day – August 11

August 2, 2018

Garden, MI – Enjoy 19th-century music, food, crafts demonstrations and games, as Fayette celebrates its heyday as a bustling iron-smelting company town.  Watch the national pastime at Fayette’s original baseball field.  The Fayette team takes on park visitors (ages 13 and up) in a game of vintage “base ball,” using 1860s rules—no gloves, no swearing and a bell rings for each run scored.

This event is free of charge; a Recreation Passport is required for park entry.