Ballroom Dancing Weekend – October 5-7

October 1, 2018

Mackinac Island, MI – Ballroom Dancing Weekend is perfect for the experienced fox trotter or those looking to learn some new steps. Dance the night away in both the Theatre and Terrace Room to The Grand Hotel Orchestra led by Dr. Alex Graham, Grand Hotel Music Director, and a guest favorite – Jerry O’Hagan and his Orchestra. The Jerry O’Hagan Orchestra is one of the top dance bands in the MidWest. Dancers can experience a diverse range of ballroom dance styles at the perfect tempos.

Professional dance instructors will be on hand all day Saturday to help refine your moves. Learn beginner steps including Tango, Cha-Cha, and Swing with the Cayaos as well as Intermediate/Advance Tango, Cha-Cha, and Swing with the Tomlians. There is no place better to enjoy the sophistication of Ballroom Dancing than Grand Hotel where nightly dancing and dressing up for dinner has been a tradition for generations.… Read the rest

Macktoberfest – October 6

October 1, 2018

Mackinac Island, MI – Pack your lederhosen and dirndl for an evening celebrating German heritage at Mackinac Island’s oldest hotel. Join us in the Ice House BBQ garden for the first ever Macktoberfest. Grab a stein and chug some beer. Get your fill of well-prepared chicken. Polka! Polka! Polka! with Aaron Dussing and Polka Revolution. Aaron sings in seven languages, specializes in authentic Alpine yodeling, and can play 20 different musical instruments, including the accordion, his instrument of choice.… Read the rest

Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest – October 6

October 1, 2018

Marquette, MI – The fifth annual Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest, will take place on Saturday, October 6, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Baraga Avenue in Downtown Marquette. It is Bustling with harvest-themed activities for all ages, the festival features food and drink, live music, street dance, children’s activities and much more.

Returning this year is the popular pasty eating contest. Downtown district businesses will highlight their offerings with sales and information booths. The younger set is invited to explore large equipment, emergency response vehicles and construction trucks at the “big truck petting zoo”, while the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will once again sponsor a chalk art exhibition and contest featuring street-canvas harvest-themed paintings by local artists, individuals and groups. For more information on the chalk painting or to sponsor a square, visit

The return of past favorites will be complemented by new additions to this year’s festival.… Read the rest

The Grace United Methodist Church Sauerkraut Supper Returns – October 11

October 1, 2018

It’s back! The return of the formerly known GUMC (Grace United Methodist Church) Sauerkraut Supper! For over 30 years this supper has been a very well attended meal consisting of Roasted Pork, a special recipe of sauerkraut along with mashed potatoes/gravy, and all the trimmings. There will be raffle baskets and entertainment for the diner’s pleasure or for those who may need to wait for seating.

Due to situations beyond their control the GUMC was dissolved and with it the loss of this supper. Several years have gone by and through perseverance some members of the group have realigned itself through The New Free Store in Harvey MI and teamed with the Marquette Lions Club to bring the meal back. This is an all volunteer operation and many hands make short the work, please call if there is anyone interested in helping.… Read the rest

Vegan Pizza Party at Pasqualis Pizza in Negaunee

October 1, 2018

Negaunee, MIOctober 1, 2018 – Join Northern Vegans for vegan pizza at Pasqualis Pizza at 100 Cliff St off Teal Lake Ave in Negaunee at 6 PM on Wednesday, October 3rd. Pasqualis will use Daiya cheese and a vegan crust to make the pizzas! All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit Northern Vegans’ Facebook page,, or call 236-1279 for more information.… Read the rest

State of Lake Superior Conference Oct. 9-12 at Michigan Tech

October 1, 2018

Houghton, MIOctober 1, 2018 – More than 200 Great Lakes researchers will converge at the State of Lake Superior Conference Oct. 9-12, 2018 at Michigan Technological University.
Lake managers, lake ecosystem stewards, university researchers, tribes, government agencies and decision-makers will convene in Houghton to discuss the results of the latest Lake Superior scientific research and monitoring efforts, and what it signifies to communities and people across the Lake Superior basin.

The State of Lake Superior Conference (SOLS18) is hosted by the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR), a scientific organization of researchers that encompasses all science disciplines with a common interest in the management of large lake ecosystems. The conference will be held at Michigan Technological University in coordination with the University’s Great Lakes Research Center, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Natural Resources Department and Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College.… Read the rest