SPECIAL UPDATE!Luke Winslow-King will open the Orpheum's Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers show TONIGHT, Friday, July 31, as a tribute Claudia and Sally and all they have done for Michigan Music! This show has been bumped up to begin at 8 p.m. in order accommodate all the performers. Doors still open at 7:30 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. now! Tickets today are $20 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens. ...... The Copper Country Community Arts Center is hosting The Shaft, an annual community exhibition on the mining heritage this month. Artists have submitted work inspired by mining in the Copper Country: the physical signs of its presence or the effect it has had on the area and its people. This is a non-juried community exhibit. The reception for the Shaft will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 31. Cash prizes will be awarded by public choice and will be announced the first week in August. Voting is taking place throughout the month of July. ...... Dance Zone Marquette: Dance to A Little Bit of Outlaw on August 15.Click here for more Dance Zone info. ....... The Hancock Tori (farmers' market) is now open! Market hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday rain or shine. The Tori is located next to the Finnish American Heritage Center on Quincy Street in downtown Hancock. The Hancock Tori is an open-air market where you will find local produce, plants, bakery, jam, honey, and crafts. For further information, please contact Sandy Soring at email@example.com or call her at 337-1391. ...... Tours of the Eagle Mine and the Humboldt Mill continue through mid-October. Eagle Mine's summer tour schedule began Friday, June 12, with a visit to the mine. Tours of the Humboldt Mill began Friday, June 19. The tours will alternate between the mine and the mill each week. Space is limited. Click here for the schedule or call (906) 273-1550 to book a free tour.
North Woods Conservancy Photo Contest continues
The North Woods Conservancy Photo Contest for non-professional photographers of all ages continues through Aug. 3, 2015. Click on poster for details.
Hancock Labyrinth needs repair
Located at the base of the Lift Bridge near the Ramada, the Hancock Labyrinth -- built in 2000 by volunteers led by community artist Mary Wright, is being repaired and beautified by volunteers on Saturday mornings. Help is still welcome, beginning at 9 a.m. this Saturday, July 25. Bring gardening gloves and tools if you have them. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call Carol Kozminski at 523-5570 or the Copper Country Community Arts Center at 482-2333. Click on the above photo to read a July 2000 article on the building of the Labyrinth and its purpose -- archived on Keweenaw Now's precursor, Keweenaw Today. (Above photo taken July 9, 2015, by Keweenaw Now)
Art by Kanak Nanavati
Art work by Kanak Nanavati is on exhibit at Superior National Bank in Hancock through Aug. 14, 2015. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)
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The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition's mission is protecting and maintaining the unique environmental qualities of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan by educating the public and acting as a watchdog to industry and government.
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
Calumet Art Center has new classes for January, February and March 2015. Click here for info.
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
Click here to visit the Community Arts Center on Facebook.
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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