The Hancock Labyrinth, pictured here in late July, will again need volunteers for maintenance from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19. Call Carol at 523-5570 or Allison at 523-2153 for details.
The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) will host a screening of the documentary film BECOMING MADE, by artist and filmmaker Mary Brodbeck, at 7 p.m. TONIGHT, Wednesday, Sept. 2, in the CCCAC Ballroom. Brodbeck will be in attendance for a Q and A period following the showing. The event is free and open to the public. This 35-minute film takes the viewer through artistic process of making a Japanese woodblock print. As both filmmaker and printmaker, Mary offers audiences a glimpse into the searching mind of an artist as she observes and interprets the coastal landscapes of the Great Lakes. ...... Volunteers are needed for the Copper Harbor Trails Fest Mountain Bike races Sept. 4-6, especially for the kids' race at 4 p.m. Saturday. Sign up to volunteer at keweenawvolunteer.org ...... The annual UP Health System - Portage Labor Day Bridge Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, at Kestner Waterfront Park (Chutes and Ladders) in Houghton.The event is free and open to the entire community. Registration is available online here or beginning at 8:15 at Kestner Waterfront Park. The walk will head east from the park over the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to Hancock waterfront, back over the bridge to Houghton, east to the Michigan Tech campus, then west along the same route back to Kestner Waterfront Park. Course distance is approximately 5 miles. ...... It's official: The public comment period on the Eagle Mine request for a DNR mineral lease for 40 acres of land (NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 8, T50N, R29W, Michigamme Township, Marquette County) has been extended to Sept. 25, 2015. Watch for a story, coming soon. ...... Houghton-Portage Schools Parent Network: The first PTO meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 15, 2015, in the school library. Children are welcome (child care provided). PTO meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the school library.Click here for info. See also the Houghton-Portage Schools Parent Network Facebook page. The Houghton-Portage Schools Parent Network Facebook Group is an unofficial, informal virtual location for parents with students in the Houghton-Portage School District and/or Houghton-Portage Township residents to discuss and share anything that has to do with the district. The group encourages attendance at the school district board meetings and involvement with other school happenings. This group is NOT endorsed or sponsored by the Houghton-Portage Township School District. ...... 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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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