Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser – May 21

May 18, 2011

Sands – A Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for the Team Yooper Trooper’s Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Crossroads Bar in Sands.

The cost is $10 per plate with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

There will also be live music, a bake sale, a rummage sale and a silent auction.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Poppy Days – May 19-21

May 16, 2011

Upper Peninsula – American Legion Auxiliary Volunteers from the 38 units in the Upper Peninsula will distribute the familiar red, handcrafted poppies, honoring America’s war dead, Thursday, May 19 through Saturday, May 21 at various locations.

Each poppy has been made by veterans in the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette as a supplement to the physical therapy program. The veterans are paid a small amount for each painstakingly made poppy, and for many, this is their only source of income.

All proceeds from the Poppy Days will go to programs for the rehabilitation and welfare of needy veterans and their families.

Wear a poppy and honor every American who has died for the American ideals of freedom, justice and equality. It’s a small symbol of a great sacrifice.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – St. Louis the King Church May Fair – May 14

May 11, 2011

Harvey – The St. Louis the King Church May Fair will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gauthier Hall, 264 Silver Creek Road in Harvey.

There will be a Taco Bar Luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. There will also be a rummage sale and vendors.

For more information, contact Mary Ann at 942-7624.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Benefit Concert – May 13

May 10, 2011

Ishpeming – A benefit concert to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation, Michigan Chapter and the Jeffrey Gottfurcht Foundation will be held on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at Peterson Auditorium in Ishpeming.

For more information, email Courtney Olgren at

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Bake and Rummage Sale – May 12

May 9, 2011

Ishpeming – Laestadian Lutheran Church will host a rummage and bake sale on Thursday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 567 Washington Street in the Industrial Park, Ishpeming.

There will be cardamom, rye and wheat breads, as well as wild rice soup and homemade pies.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers- Benefit for Chris Ring – May 7

May 4, 2011

Negaunee – A benefit for Chris Ring, a breast cancer survivor recently diagnosed with stage four acute myeloid leukemia, will be held on Saturday, May 7 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Negaunee Elks Cub.

A spaghetti dinner will be served until 6 p.m. with music from 6 to 9 p.m. There will also be an auction, a bake sale and a craft sale.

Tickets, available at the door, are $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Chris will be going to Mayo Clinic for 3 months for a stem cell transplant. Proceeds from the benefit will help with expenses.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – AAUW Used Book Sale – May 5-7

May 2, 2011

Marquette – The American Association of University Women will sponsor its annual used book sale Thursday through Saturday, May 5 through 7 at First Presbyterian Church, corner of Front and Bluff streets in Marquette.

Sale hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. There is a $5 admission charge on Thursday only, and Saturday will be a bag sale. Selected silent auction items will also be available. All proceeds from the sale fund scholarships for women.

Book donation barrels will be located at the church. For more information, call 228-8028, 225-1743 or 228-8313.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Green Bay Packer Tailgate Tour – May 4

May 1, 2011

Marquette – The Green Bay Packer Tailgate Tour will be held on Tuesday, May 10 beginning at 4 p.m at the Superior Dome in Marquette.

The Green Bay Packer Tailgate Tour is a community outreach that serves as a “Thank You” to their loyal fans while also assisting a local charity. Fans will have the opportunity for up-close and personal visits with a number of current and former players, and President/CEO Mark Murphy of the Green Bay Packers organization.

It will be a fun-packed evening including activities such as: kid’s games, a question and answer session with the Packers, an autograph session, food, drink, door prizes, a silent auction, Packer trivia, and much more!

Proceeds from the event will go to the Children’s Therapy Camp at Bay Cliff.

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