Caspian Gaastra Fire Department Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament May 4th

May 3, 2019

Caspian, MI – The Caspian Gaastra Fire Department will be hosting a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament Saturday, May 4th at 6 pm (Registration 5 pm) at the Fire Hall in Caspian. There will be a 20$ entry fee, and chip bonus for early sign up (prize money based on entry).

To sign up contact Matt 906-284-0036 or email CGFD at caspiangaastra@yahoo.com.

Northern Michigan University Spring 2019 Commencement May 4th

May 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University will hold their 2019 Spring Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 4th at 10:30 am in the Superior Dome.

Paris to Pittsburgh Screening May 4th

May 3, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The Citizens’ Climate Lobby will host a free screening of “Paris to Pittsburgh” at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library on Saturday, May 4th from 1 – 3pm. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

SAYT Presents “As You Like It” at the Black Box Theatre May 4th

May 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – Superior Arts Youth Theater (SAYT) will present William Shakespeare’s As You Like It on Saturday, May 4th at 3 pm and 7 pm at the Black Box Theatre in Marquette, MI. An additional showing will take place on Sunday, May 5th at 3 pm. Visit the website for more details.

Trout Unlimited Fund Raiser and Conversation May 4th

May 3, 2019

Alpha, MI – The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be having a fundraiser, displays and conversation about our local rivers at the Alpha Michigan Brewing Company, on the circle in Alpha, from 11:00am to 8:00pm on Saturday, May 4th. Lunch, featuring roast chicken and lasagna, will be served by Logans’ Place from 11:30am to 3:00pm while Alpha Brewing will have a featured beer throughout the day with proceeds from that beer going to Trout Unlimited.

Conversations and displays will center around local rivers, and not just fishing but all the other benefits they provide. There will be chapter members on hand to explain the local work of Trout Unlimited which includes the ongoing installation of brush bundles on Cooks Run in cooperation with the US Forest Service and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. That project, now entering its third year, builds on successful work first done by the DNR almost 20 years ago and is designed to further mitigate the silt problems there and improve the overall trout habitat. The chapter also does water temperature monitoring at twelve sites on the Paint River system in cooperation with the USFS and DNR and, new this year, water temperature monitoring at 20 sites on the Iron River. The chapter also works with the Jacobetti Home for Veterans by providing outdoor activities for veterans from the home and it provides educational projects through schools. In addition, the chapter also assists the Purdue University fisheries classes, their professor and students who work in the Iron River area every summer. The Iron County Watershed Coalition will host a presentation by the students to the community on Thursday May 24 at 5:30pm at the West Iron Library which will detail the Purdue work and findings.

Local rivers are very important to local communities, as well as downstream users, for several reasons and not just because their upstream portions are trout waters. At the Trout Unlimited fundraiser chapter members will provide information and conversation to help you learn more about these interesting and multi-faceted resources.
Our Fred Waara Chapter limited edition, engraved copper growlers (total of 24 produced) and our engraved black growlers, growler re-fill certificates and packages of outdoor activities will be available for a donation at the event. You can also order growlers by contacting a chapter board member.

For more information contact Mike Golas at 801-870-9863.

Derby Day Soiree on Mackinac Island May 4th

May 3, 2019

Mackinac Island, MI – The Annual Derby Day Soiree will be held Saturday, May 4th at the Island House Hotel. Dress in your Derby attire and enjoy food, drinks, and the races. For more information on ticket packages, visit the website.

Senator Stabenow to Speak at NMU Commencement May 4th

May 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – United States Senator Debbie Stabenow will serve as the keynote speaker at Northern Michigan University’s commencement on Saturday, May 4. The ceremony begins at 10:30 am in the Superior Dome. Stabenow is Michigan’s first female U.S. Senator.

“It’s truly an honor to be invited to speak at Northern Michigan University’s commencement,” she said. “I’m looking forward to celebrating this special day with all of the graduates, their families and their friends.”

“We are so pleased that Sen. Stabenow has accepted our invitation to address Northern graduates,” said NMU President Fritz Erickson. “She has consistently demonstrated support for the university’s efforts to secure wireless spectrum and expand its Educational Access Network across the Upper Peninsula, bringing high-speed internet to rural and underserved areas.”

Stabenow invited Erickson to the U.S. Senate Democratic Rural Summit last October, saying, “…NMU is leading the way in Michigan to improve the quality of life for people in small towns and rural communities. I’m honored to support NMU’s innovative work to expand high-speed internet to students in the U.P. and northern Michigan.”

Northern’s broadband initiative aligns with one of Stabenow’s priorities as Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry. She joined colleagues in signing a letter to President Trump last year, urging him to include “robust funding” for rural broadband as part of any comprehensive infrastructure proposal. In the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill she coauthored, Stabenow secured provisions to expand high-speed internet in rural communities to grow the rural economy.

Erickson said Stabenow is also committed to workforce development and filling the critical need for skilled employees. Northern plays a role in that, as one of few Michigan universities to offer educational programs from the one- and two-year certificate/diploma through the doctorate level. NMU also designs professional training programs based on industry demand. Stabenow held a 2017 workforce discussion at the Jacobetti Complex on campus as part of a series of similar events across the state.

Senator Stabenow is also leading federal efforts to protect the Great Lakes.

She served 12 years in the Michigan House of Representatives and four years in the State Senate before being elected to represent Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. She made history in 2000 when she became the first woman from Michigan elected to the United States Senate.

NMU’s complete ceremony, including Stabenow’s speech, will be broadcast live on WNMU-TV (Public TV 13) and streamed online at nmu.edu/commencement.

Spring Fair Craft and Vendor Show May 4th

May 3, 2019

Escanaba, MI – The Spring Fair Craft and Vendor Show will be held Saturday, May 4th from 10 am to 6 pm at the Delta Plaza Mall in Escanaba, MI. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

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