The 18th annual Home for the Holidays Gift Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, in the lobby of Michigan Tech's Rosza Center. This unique holiday gift market features authors, illustrators, musicians, and regional artisans with handcrafted gifts, festive holiday décor and locally produced gourmet foods. Admission is free and shoppers can sign up to win door prizes.
The Quincy Mine Gift Shop will be open from Friday, Nov. 27, to Saturday, Dec. 19, for holiday shopping hours: noon to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Quincy Mine tour season is closed. ...... HEET (Houghton Energy Efficiency Team) is planning a 2016 Winterization Campaign and Efficiency Challenge. Local businesses, organizations and church groups are getting involved. HEET will be moving into a new office in Hancock on Dec. 1 -- at 422 Quincy St. in Hancock. Click here for info. ...... Three State agencies will host a Great Lakes aquaculture meetingfrom 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. TODAY, Thursday, Nov. 19 in Gaylord to review and discuss the issues around net-pen fish farming in the Great Lakes. The public session will be live streamed for those who cannot attend. Commercial net-pen aquaculture is the practice of raising fish in an underwater net (or solid structure cage) that serves as a pen. Two companies last year approached the state of Michigan with proposals to raise rainbow trout in netpens in lakes Huron and Michigan. The Michigan departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, Natural Resources, and Environmental Quality called for a thorough review of the science, regulation and economics of commercial net-pen aquaculture. Five resulting reports have been completed and posted online. Public comments are being accepted through Dec. 4, 2015.Click here for the live stream of the meeting.Click here for more details and links to reports. ...... The Paige Wiard Gallery in Calumet is accepting art work for the Christmas show "Glorious Gifting." This is the perfect venue to display your special items for the holidays. The gallery is looking for a variety of sizes and price ranges so that every gift giver may find the right gift to give. Art work does not have to be a Christmas theme. The show will be on display from Dec. 4 to Dec. 31. All artists are welcome to the opening reception on Dec. 4. Artists may show up to four pieces, and all work must be available for sale. For info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 906-337-5970. All art work must be delivered to the gallery by Dec. 1, 2015.
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Save the Water's Edge
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A Rascal's Craft
The poetic musings of Eelu Kiviranta, a Finnish immigrant and self-proclaimed rascal. Side-by-side Finnish with English translation by Lillian Lehto. Introduction by Steve Lehto. Includes "The Copper Country Strike of 1913." Available from Amazon or the translator, 1419 Yosemite, Birmingham, MI 48009, $19.95. Click on cover to see Youtube video.
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
Original clothing and wall pieces custom designed and sewn by Andrea Puzakulich in the Keweenaw for 25 years. Distant Drum is located in Hancock's Historic E.L.Wright Bldg. Open most weekday afternoons. Call ahead.
Calumet Art Center
New edition of book by Steve Lehto
Click on book cover to access Steve's Facebook page on the Italian Hall disaster.
Click here to see Steve Lehto's recent YouTube video about Italian Hall.
Keweenaw Adventure Company
Keweenaw Adventure Co. is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! Click here to celebrate their current events, adventures and specials.
Red Circle Consulting
Mike Lahti at State Farm
Copper Country Community Arts Center
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Portage Lake District Library
Houghton County Democratic Party
Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District: Annual Tree Sale
Main Street Calumet
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
What Is Sustainable
Author Richard Adrian Reese recounts how his life took a new direction after 9 years of simple living in the Keweenaw -- and offers a new worldview for a sustainable future. Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold a discussion of this book at 7 p.m. May 21. See our review.
Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club
Click on the logo above to visit the new KNSC Web site: http://www.keweenawnordic.org and learn about cross country skiing events at Maasto Hiihto Trails in Hancock.
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