Bishop Baraga Association Breaks Ground on Local Gardens

July 26, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Bishop Baraga Association (BBA) broke ground on a local prayer garden on July 23, 2019. Construction will begin in August for the garden to be located behind the Baraga Educational Center (BEC), 615 S. Fourth Street, Marquette, MI 49855.

Pictured left to right: James A Surrell, M.D. (BBA advisory Board President), Curtis Chambers (BBA Board Member), Sandy Jurkovich (BBA Board Member), Cassie LaTourneau (BBA Administrative Assistant), Lenora McKeen (BBA Executive Director), Andrew Kilpela (Yard Builders Inc), Very Rev. Timothy Ferguson (BBA Chaplain), Carley Dole (BBA Volunteer Coordinator).

The Prayer Gardens will feature a two-tier garden. The upper garden will house a memorial path honoring the community’s loved ones, as well as the life and labors of Marquette’s first bishop, Frederic Baraga. Replicas of a Native American Dwelling and Mala Vas (the birth place of Frederic Baraga) will be prominent features. The lower garden will include a rosary walk, complete with Stations of the Cross, a statue of the Blessed Mother and a votive house for the community to enjoy.

“Our goal is to create a space for the community to be able to escape from their work day for a little while and enjoy the peace and tranquility this property and these gardens will offer,” states the Bishop Baraga Association Executive Director, Lenora McKeen.

Bricks for the memorial garden may be purchased in honor of loved ones through the Bishop Baraga Association or online at For additional information or questions, contact the association at (906) 227-9117 or

About the Bishop Baraga Association:

The mission of the Bishop Baraga Association and the Baraga Educational Center (BEC) is to educate others about the life and labor of Venerable Frederic Baraga, the first bishop of Marquette, as work continues towards his beatification and canonization. The BEC is home to preserved artifacts and the history of Bishop Frederic Baraga. It is open to the public April 1 through November 1, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and evenings and weekends by appointment.

Connor Gorsuch Kid’s Fishing Day July 27th

July 26, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – The Connor Gorsuch Kid’s Fishing Day will take place on Saturday, July 27th starting at 8:00 am with registration. Kids under 8 years old fish from 9-10 am, children 9-16 years old from 10-11 am, and all kids will be able to fish from 11am-12pm. All the angling takes place at Rotary Park. See you there!

Musical Mondays Featuring Jaime Marvin July 29th

July 26, 2019

Calumet, MI – Musical Mondays at the Calumet Theatre presents Jaime Marvin on Monday, July 29th at 7:30 pm.

A talented guitarist, percussionist and keyboard player, Michigan-native Jaime Marvin has a diverse repertoire. Her musical influences are from a vast array of different genres, that are incorporated into her original songs and unique sound, encompassing Pop, Folk, and Americana.

Tickets: $18. Historic Preservation Fee included in ticket price. Member discounts available. Call the Box Office at 906-337-2610, stop at 340 Sixth Street, Calumet, MI from Noon-5 pm Monday thru Friday OR order tickets online at

16th Annual Youth Empowerment Powwow July 27th

July 26, 2019

Rexton, MI – The 16th Annual Youth Empowerment Powwow will take place Saturday, July 27th beginning at 1:00 pm at Rexton Township Park in Rexton, MI. Take a look at the website for more details about this fantastic annual event brought to you by the Youth Education and Activities Program.

Tahquamenon Logging Museum Lumberjack Breakfast and Music Festival July 27 and 28

July 26, 2019

Newberry, MI – The Tahquamenon Logging Museum will host their Lumberjack Breakfast and Music Festival on Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th from 7 am – noon. The breakfast is all you can eat pancakes, american fries, eggs, bacon, homemade sausage, and more! In addition to a delicious breakfast, live music of the country and polka varieties will accompany the meal! Adults are $8 and kids are $5 (under 5 yrs old free!). Visit the website for more information.

Beer on the Bay July 27th

July 26, 2019

Munising, MI – Beer on the Bay is back! Get a taste for local craft beer Saturday, July 27th from 4:00 – 9:00 pm at Bayshore Park in Munising.

Enjoy live music, food, and, you guessed it, beer! All proceeds go to local charities. Tickets are on sale now. Visit website to purchase advance tickets or buy at the door.

Chocolay Raptor Center Program July 27th

July 26, 2019

Marquette, MI – Get up close and personal with raptors on Saturday, July 27th from 2 pm-4 pm! An educational program with birds on the glove starts at 3:00 pm.

Chocolay Raptor Center
146 Lakewood Lane
Marquette, MI (in Harvey)

Free admission. Donations encouraged.

For more information, contact Jerry Maynard at 906-249-3598.

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park 175th Anniversary Concert July 27th

July 26, 2019

Copper Harbor, MI – The Fort Wilkins Historic State Park will hold a concert in honor of their 175th anniversary this Saturday, July 27th at 7:00 pm. The concert will strike up on the west barracks porch featuring a band modeled after bands of the 19th century era. For more information, visit the website.