Club Indigo at the Calumet Theatre will present a classic thriller, The Third Man, at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. This 1949 import from England is a taut, suspenseful film starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, a jaded American living in war-torn Vienna, carrying on an illegal business, while trying to escape recognition even from his old American friend and writer of Westerns, played by Joseph Cotton. Tension is high from the start and grows constantly higher as they also compete for the attention of a beautiful, mysterious native (Alidi Valli). Backed by Anton Karas' award-winning soundtrack and filmed in stark black and white, this movie still captivates audiences to this day. The movie will be preceded at 6 p.m. by a buffet of Viennese cuisine from the Miscowabic Club of Calumet. To arrange for seating at the buffet, call the theater at 337-2610 no later than 5 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 8. ...... Friends of the Land of Keweenaw (FOLK) will hold its Annual General Membership Meetingfrom 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Portage Lake District Library. The meeting will begin at 6:30 and will be followed by a presentation by Carol MacLennan, Michigan Tech professor of anthropology, who will discuss local legacy mining issues and will moderate a group discussion including this and other topics. After several years of research on mining policy in the U.S., MacLennan is working on a project in the Lake Superior basin that examines the historic production of mine waste, new mine developments, and the adequacy of state and federal policies in the U.S. and Canada. She also has a funded project with faculty in environmental engineering to document the historic mine production of copper and PCB waste in the nearby Torch Lake Superfund site. FOLK is a local grassroots environmental organization that works with local, regional, and national organizations to protect and preserve the ecological integrity of the Lake Superior watershed. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 482-4570. ...... HANCOCK RESIDENTS: If you have not yet returned the Residential Re-Appraisal Questionnaire to Erhart Assessing, LLC, please note: If you have a sticker on the back of the envelope confirming you are a registered Hancock voter, you need only fill out the housing questionnaire form (confirmed by Karen Haischer, City Clerk). You can mail it back to Erhart Assessing, LLC, or stop by City Hall and drop it off asap. ...... A Beginning Swedish class will beoffered at 6 p.m. on Mondays for 10 weeks starting Sept. 28 at the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC). Cost for the course is $50, and those interested can call the FAHC at 906-487-7302 or just show up on 9/28 for the first class. "After studying Swedish at UW-Madison and living a year in Sweden, I'm excited to continue using the language and hope to reach as many interested community members as possible!" says instructor Samuel Knapp. Beginning Finnish and Intermediate Finnish classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 29, and meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays for 10 weeks at FAHC. ...... 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. Read more... ...... 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
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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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