Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Radiothon on 103.3 WFXD, The Country Extreme – May 5-6

May 2, 2011

Marquette – 103.3 WFXD, The Country Extreme will host a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Radiothon on Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 offering listeners a chance to support the efforts of St. Jude’s as they reach out to children fighting deadly diseases such as cancer.

St. Jude’s offers hope and healing to children, regardless of their parents ability to pay for the treatments. Your donation will help in this endeavor, so tune in to 103.3 The Country Extreme and make your donation!

Houghton/Neil Family Benefit At Marquette Mountain

April 28, 2011

Lisa Miller stopped in at the Sunny Studios to chat about a benefit for the Houghton/Neil family this weekend at Marquette Mountain in Marquette. This event will raise funds for building materials to construct a comfortable living space for the children who were orphaned in a terrible case of domestic violence here in Marquette County.

On December 13, 2010 Brooke Houghton/Neil was the victim of a murder/suicide. She left behind four children, who currently reside with their Grandmother in Marquette. Unfortunately, the house they live in does not have adequate living space and unless the community steps up, Brooke’s kids will be split up and forced to live in different locations.

The benefit runs from 4-pm to 10-pm and features a spaghetti dinner as well as a wide variety of door prizes, family-friendly activities and much more. For more information about the event, you can listen to the full interview with Lisa by clicking below.

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Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Exploration Days Car Wash Fundraiser – Apr. 30

April 27, 2011

Houghton – The Exploration Days Car Wash Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at Family Video in Houghton.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Benefit Dinner/Concert – Apr. 30

April 27, 2011

Marquette – A benefit dinner/concert for the Houghton/Neil family will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 4 to 10 p.m. at Marquette Mountain Ski Hill.

Dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Music will be from 4 to 10 p.m. There will also be door prizes and 50/50 raffles.

Tickets are $15 per person, free for kids 5 and under. Tickets are available at Cal’s Party Store, NMU ticket office in the Superior Dome, and also at the door. All proceeds will go to assist with building materials.

For more information, call Lisa Miller at 226-0112.

Calendar – Groups – Houghton/Keweenaw County Genealogical Society Meeting – Apr. 12

April 9, 2011

Houghton – The Houghton-Keweenaw County Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Portage Lake District Library in Houghton.

“Lives Lost: Researching Fatal Mine Accidents in the Keweenaw Copper Mines.” will be the feature presentation by MTU professor and author, Dr. Larry Lankton. Dr. Lankton will discuss researching fatal mining accidents in the Keweenaw copper mines from the 1840s to the 1980s.

For more information, call 337-2380, email, or check the website at

Calendar – Theater – Peking Acrobats – Mar. 29

March 26, 2011

Houghton – The Peking Acrobats will perform on Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts in Houghton.

Since 1958, this elite group has toured the world over, leaving audiences spellbound by the graceful presentation of their ancient folk art, acrobatics. Carefully selected from the finest acrobat schools in China, these gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists and tumblers transform 2000-year-old athletic disciplines into an all-ages kaleidoscope of entertainment and wounder.

This event is sponsored by the Student Entertainment Board. Tickets: Adult $20, Senior $18, Student (w/ MTU ID) $14

Calendar – Education – Ancient Artifacts and Stone Tools Presentations – Mar. 18-19

March 15, 2011

Houghton – Mr. Don Spohn, a long time collector and expert on ancient copper artifacts will show selected pieces from his collection, speak on the various cultures that pounded copper down through the ages, ancient man’s spiritual, symbolic perception and connection to copper and when copper was first pounded in Michigan, according to latest carbon tests. The presentations will be on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at the Portage Lake District Library in Houghton.

Mr Spohn invites anyone having copper artifacts to bring them to the meeting for inspection and discussion.
Also at this meeting will be a discussion and showing of locally found ancient stone tools. Anyone who has what they think could be stone tools is invited to bring and share.

This presentation is sponsored by the Ancient Artifact Preservation Society and is free and open to the public.

Calendar – Fun – Cabin Fever Carnival – Mar. 5

March 2, 2011

Houghton – The MTU Preschool will be having its annual Cabin Fever Carnival on Saturday March 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rosza Center in Houghton.

There will be games, prizes, activities, and food. Bring the family!!

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