The Tori Market on the Quincy Green in Hancock will be the scene of an Art Fair and Midsummer "Juhannus" Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. The Tori vendors will be joined by artists, painters, ceramic artists, photographers, jewelers and more. Don't miss the food, music, art and fun at this special Tori. Artists include these and more: Cynthia Coté, colored pencil drawings; Hannah Smith and Billy Cuff, t-shirts etc.; Kimberly Newman, paintings, ceramics, glassware; Joe Kirkish, photography; Sandy Lindblom, organic soaps and salves; Toivo Salo, photography; Charles Young, kanteles and jewelry; Miriam Pickens, ceramics; Janice Brogan, jewelry; Kenyon Hanson and Lindsey Heiden, ceramics; Michaux Mitchell Moore, paintings; Joyce Kosenmaki, dolls; Cyndy Quello, paintings.
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Portage Lake District Library will host Lisa Casper from the Michigan Alliance for Families from 10 a.m.- noon on Saturday, June 25. The Michigan Alliance for Families provides information, support, and education to families of children and young adults with disabilities and special education needs, from birth to age 26. The Alliance also helps parents to become more active in their child’s school as a way of improving services and results for children and young adults with special education needs. Casper will host an Open House and Question and Answer session and will show a "Behavior is Communication" webinar, followed by discussion. Click here for details. ...... The Keweenaw Green Burial Association will sponsor a home funeral workshop -- a small, hands-on practicum -- by Merilynne Rush from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., including a pot-luck lunch, Saturday, June 25, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1100 College Avenue in Houghton. Presently four more places are available on a first-come basis. This introductory workshop will include hands-on instruction in caring for a deceased person at home as well as in-depth discussion of Merilynne’s experiences, legal considerations, funeral director relations, participant concerns, and other factors affecting home funeral practices. The cost is $50 per person, with reduced rates available for those with tight budgets. If you are interested, please contact us at email@example.com or call Sue Ellen at 482-6827 to reserve one or more slots and/or request any further information you may need. Participants are asked to prepare for the workshop by reading a brief manual here. ...... Local members of AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps), who have been working with HEET (Houghton Energy Efficient Team) are hosting a community service day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, at the Calumet Theatre. They are looking for volunteers to help with caulking the inside of the building. If you would like to help, feel free to contact them at service firstname.lastname@example.org. ...... Students in Lisa Gordill's Outdoor Sculpture class at Michigan Tech will showcase their summer's work as a "sculpture walk" along the Tech Trails' Tecumseh Trail tomorrow, Tuesday, and Wednesday (June 21-22). Works will be open to the public during trail hours. ...... If you missed the weekend of action for Lon Johnson's campaign for the First District Congressional seat but still want to get involved, you can help by making phone calls, knocking on doors, and soon distributing yard signs across the district. Contact Nick Wisti at 906-370-4635 or through email at email@example.com. ...... 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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HKCD's 2016 Tree Sale has found a home for every tree and plant. Gina Nicholas, HKCD president, thanks the volunteers and friends who helped make the sale a success. HKCD donated some plants and trees to the school gardens at Calumet, Chassell and Houghton. "It is great that the schools are helping children gain first hand experience about gardening and where the food we eat comes from," Nicholas said.
Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition
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
Click above to learn about new classes starting in February 2016.
Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club
Click on the logo above to visit the new (now even newer!) KNSC Web site: http://www.keweenawnordic.org and learn about cross country skiing events at Maasto Hiihto Trails in Hancock.
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
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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