Ben Weaver, who biked and sang his way around Lake Superior last summer, will perform in Marquette TONIGHT, Friday, Feb. 12, and in Hancock Saturday, Feb. 13.
Ben Weaver is a writer, musician, long-distance bicyclist and a good friend of Lake Superior. In July of 2015, with guitar and banjo strapped to his bicycle, Ben Weaver circled Lake Superior in partnership with the Great Lakes Commons Ben visited communities around Lake Superior, working with local parks and environmental groups to help raise awareness and tell new stories about how we can take better care of our fresh water and resources. He returns to Hancock for an evening of song, story and reflection at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Orpheum Theater, 426 Quincy St., Hancock. $10 suggested donation. If you are in Marquette today, Friday, don't miss Ben Weaver at an evening of multimedia storytelling and environmental solidarity from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. TONIGHT at Marquette Federation of Women's Clubs Clubhouse, 104 W. Ridge St., Marquette. $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit Save the Wild U.P.
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Khana Khazana is serving Korean food this Friday, Feb. 12. The menu includes Beef Bulgogi (Korean stir fry beef served with rice), Soegogi-muguk (a popular Korean soup), and Musaengchae (spicy Korean salad). A full meal including a fountain soda costs $7.25. The lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Michigan Tech's Memorial Union Food Court. ...... The Hancock Tori will hold a February Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 13, at the First United Methodist Church, next to Quincy Green in downtown Hancock. Home-grown and hand-crafted items. A great chance to find a gift for your favorite Valentine! ...... Dance Zone Marquette will hold their annual Sweetheart Ball dinner dance on Saturday, Feb. 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. $22 per person. Catered by Eric. Blue Champagne will play for after-dinner dancing. Call Marge at 906-236-1457 for reservations by Thursday, Feb. 11. Door prizes and fun! Dance Zone is at 1113 Lincoln Ave., Marquette. Click here for details on Dance Zone events. ...... Trails at Maasto Hiihto are being groomed. Click here for the KNSC Trail Report. ...... HEET (Houghton Energy Efficiency Team) is planning a 2016 Winterization Campaign and Efficiency Challenge. Local businesses, organizations and church groups are getting involved. HEET has moved into a new office in Hancock at 422 Quincy St. in Hancock. Click here for info.
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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
Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club
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New edition of book by Steve Lehto
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Keweenaw Adventure Company
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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.
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