Alger Great Start Parent Cafe May 30th

May 29, 2019

Munising, MI – The Strengthening Families Parent Cafe- GSPC May meeting will be held in the Kabana Room at Alger Parks & Rec on Thursday, May 30th from 5:30-7:30 pm. Join parents like yourself and have in-depth conversations about parenting topics. FREE DINNER AND CHILDCARE. Baby Bucks available.

Alger Great Start Intergenerational Playgroup May 23rd

May 22, 2019

Munising, MI – An Intergenerational Playgroup will be held at MediLodge in Munising on Thursday, May 23rd from 9:30-10:30 am. This event is held on the fourth Thursday of each month. Free snack provided. Baby Bucks available for use at the Alger
Baby Closet. This playgroup will continue to meet into the summer months.

The Archeology of POW Camp AuTrain at Marquette Regional History Center May 22nd

May 21, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Archeology of POW Camp AuTrain event will take place on May 22nd at 6:30 pm at the Marquette Regional History Center Gathering Hall.

In the summer of 2018 Dr. LouAnn Wurst led a team from Michigan Tech on site work at the former CCC Camp AuTrain, to research the use of the camp as a prisoner of war camp during WWII. In conjunction with the Hiawatha National Forest, this work will continue in 2019. Learn first-hand what is being found and conclusions Dr. Wurst has drawn at this presentation.

Dr. Wurst wrote an article for us in October 2018, published in the Mining Journal for the week of Archaeology Fair and it was very well received. Dr. Wurst is a Professor of Archaeology. She teaches at Michigan Tech University, and specializes in Historical and Industrial Archaeology, Archaeology of Capitalism, Class and Inequality, Marxist Theory, and Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource management.
$5 suggested donation. For more info visit or call 906.226.3571.

Northern Vegans Board Meeting May 20th

May 19, 2019

Marquette, MI – Join Northern Vegans at their next board meeting at 5:30 pm on Monday, May 20th, in the Dandelion Cottage Room on the first floor of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front St in Marquette. Northern Vegans welcomes input from our members and the general public, all of whom are invited to attend these meetings. Visit and the Northern Vegans’ Facebook page or call 236-1279 or 475-5516 for more information.

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Birchbark Canoe Build May 13-17

May 12, 2019

Marquette, MI – With gratitude to a Community Foundation grant, we are able to create a hands-on learning opportunity in our community. Rochelle Dale and Jan Zender will build a birchbark canoe in our gathering hall. School groups will visit the build and learn from Jan and Rochelle. The public is invited to stop in and observe during our open hours from May 13-17. We will have a special evening visit with the artisans, see below.

A Birchbark Canoe Build Open House is Wednesday, May 15th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. All ages welcome. Come with questions and time to observe the historic crafts experts at work. Donations accepted. For more information visit or call 906.226.3571.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Meeting May 11th

May 10, 2019

Marquette, MI – Join the Marquette Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby for the group’s monthly meeting in the Lions Room of the Peter White Public Library at 12:30 PM on Saturday, May 11th. The national CCL group will present a video-conference to the local chapters during these meetings, which are regularly scheduled the second Saturday of each month.

Great Start Collaborative Meeting May 11th

May 10, 2019

Marquette, MI – On Monday, May 11th from 11:30 am -1:30 pm Great Start Collaborative (GSC) will hold a meeting at MARESA in Marquette. Parents and local organizational leaders are welcome. This month’s theme is Literacy and we will work on the Action Agenda. This is a chance for you to have input in next year’s programming that is offered.

Emily Laufenberg Benefit Dinner May 7th

May 6, 2019

Munising, MI – Young Munising resident, 5-year-old Emily Laufenberg, is in critical condition at Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids after a major illness. Emily has had many ups and downs and will have a very long road to recovery.

To offset travel and medical expenses, as well as lost income, community members have organized a benefit dinner, bake sale, and raffle with the Moose Lodge in Munising on Tuesday, May 7th from 4-7 pm.

If you are willing to volunteer, especially for the 4-7 serving time and 7-10 pm clean-up crew, please contact Kelly Sippl at

If you’d like to help with the bake sale, please contact Elisheba (EJ) Petersen at

If you’d like to help with the raffle or to donate items, please contact Tricia VanLandschoot at

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