Producing 101 with SAYT Sept 28th and Nov 2nd

September 28, 2019

Marquette, MI – Superior Arts Youth Theater and Flagstar Bank are holding two FREE financial literacy workshops in Marquette for artists age 13 and up who want to learn how to work a budget!

These workshops will increase your understanding of what goes on before a production heads into auditions! We will dive into what kind of things need to be considered before choosing a show. How much will it cost to make Elsa’s Ice Castle? Can we really throw a girl by her pigtails across the stage, do we have the flight equipment for that?

Session 1: Saturday, September 28 at 1-3 pm
Session 2: Saturday, November 2 at 1-3 pm

Register Here:

Fall Color Float at Seney National Wildlife Refuge September 28th

September 27, 2019

Seney, MI – The Fall Color Float will take place at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, September 28th at 11 am.

Join our staff for a 4-5 hour canoe/kayak trip down the Manistique River. Boat rentals are available locally. Preregistration is required.

Celebrate Recovery Support Group Meeting September 25th

September 25, 2019

Gwinn, MI – There will be a Celebrate Recovery Support Group Meeting on Wednesday, September 25th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in Gwinn, MI. The group will meet every Wednesday (except holidays) in the Celebrate Recovery Support Group from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the First Baptist Church of Gwinn (195 N. Billings St., Gwinn, MI). Childcare available. 906-361-5503. Donations appreciated.

Respite Education and Support Tools (REST) Training September 25th

September 23, 2019

Negaunee, MI – REST is an originally designed educational course that provides respite training to adults and teens who want to offer care to those in need and provide assistance to their caregivers. As a REST companion (volunteer or paid), you give the gift of your time to provide a valuable service. As a REST trained companion/respite provider you will spend one-on-one time with an adult or senior, giving only as much time as you are willing and able to give. The ultimate goal of this training course is to assist individuals to become effective companions and respite workers by learning the three key steps of support: Prepare, Care and Connect.

REST training is now available in the Negaunee area, brought to you by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. This is a nationally recognized certification which is eligible for Nursing and Social Work CEU’s and is open to the general public. In addition, there is no charge to participants for this training and lunch and materials are included.

The REST training will be provided on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. The training will be held from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with lunch included. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time for check-in, pre-registration is required. If you are interested in participating in this training please call 1-800-338-7227, dial 2-1-1 or visit us on the web at

5th Annual Wooden Nickel Charity Motorcycle Ride and Pig Roast Sept 21st

September 21, 2019

Marquette, MI – Join us for a Pig Roast & the 5th Annual Wooden Nickel Charity Motorcycle Ride on Saturday September 21st, 2019.

Each year we raise money for Beacon House with the Charity Motorcycle Ride and a delicious Pig Roast! Everyone is welcome so please bring your friends and family!

If you want to join the ride, all motor bikes are welcome! Registration begins at 12 pm at Wooden Nickel & leaves at 12:30 pm. All ride participants should be ready to leave the bar at 12:30 pm. Please have your bike fueled up beforehand.

You can expect the scenic motorcycle ride to last 3-4 hours and include a few stops along the way. The ride will begin & end at Wooden Nickel. Registration fee is $20 per bike or $30 if you have an additional rider. All proceeds go to Marquette’s Beacon House!

Pig Roast starts at 4 pm following the ride! Food is free for all Ride Participants. Donations per plate from the public greatly appreciated! All proceeds go to Marquette’s Beacon House!

Wooden Nickel will also be donating 10% of Bar Sales on September 21st from 12-8 pm, so even if you don’t have a motorcycle, you can still contribute when you stop by to enjoy a beverage & the Pig Roast!

MRHC Hosts Finnish Bird Carving Workshop September 28th

September 21, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) presents a Finnish Bird Carving Workshop Saturday, September 28th from 10:30 am-4:00 pm.

Instructor: Peter Pekka Olson. This workshop will focus on the decorative side of carving, and will feature a presentation based on Olson’s trips to
Finland. A master of Scandinavian-American carving crafts, Olson will teach participants how to carve an Onenlintu (“happy bird”) from cedar.

Pre-registration required. Fee: $45 + $5 materials fee. For more info visit or call 906-226-3571 to register today.

This Heritage Craft Series workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or the MHC.

VA to Observe POW/MIA Recognition Day September 20

September 20, 2019

Iron Mountain, MI – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan, will be holding a National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at 11:00 am (CT) Friday, September 20, 2019, at Pine Grove Country Club. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony. The ceremony will pay tribute to America’s former prisoners of war who live in the Upper Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin and those killed or still missing in action.

The keynote speaker will be Robert Valley, brother of F2/c Lowell Valley, who went missing at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Mr. Valley will detail the fate of F2/c Valley and the USS Oklahoma unknowns. The ceremony will include music and readings, Color Guard by American Legion Post 50 and taps. A private luncheon for the former POWs, their families, and invited guests will follow the ceremony.

Pine Grove Country Club is located at 1520 W Hughitt Street in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

Questions regarding the POW/MIA ceremony may be directed to Katie Maxon or Brad Nelson at (906) 774-3300, extensions 32780 or 32001.

NMU Board Meets Sept 20

September 20, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, September 20th at 10 am.

Committees will meet in the morning and the formal/business portion begins at 10 am. Please note that all will take place in a new location: the Scott L. Holman Executive Conference Room on the second floor of the Northern Center. View the agenda and supporting materials at

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