Ziyad and Co. to exhibit Gallery Favorites, beginning Jan. 4
Owl, by Joyce Koskenmaki. (Photo courtesy Ziyad and Co.)
CALUMET -- Start the New Year off with a visit to Ziyad and Co. to get a glimpse of the gallery's favorite works of art, on display for the month of January. An opening reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on First Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Ziyad and Co. art gallery at 109 Fifth St, Calumet.
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The Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Apr. 21, at the Hancock Chalet, Houghton County Fairgrounds (if frozen water pipes don't thaw by then a new location will be posted. First will be a pot luck dinner (bring your own beverages too) followed by a business meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. Main order of business will be election of a new board of directors (all directorships are annual) and a discussion and advisory vote on whether to allow skate skiing on the Maasto Hiihto trails. Questions or comments email Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 487-5411. ...... Dance Zone Marquette: New ballroom dance classes in May (Sundays -- Swing and Texas 2-step; Thursdays -- ongoing general ballroom dancing continues). Salsa workout exercise class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. -- only $2 per session. Click here for more Dance Zone info. ...... Join artist Melissa Hronkin at the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock for an Encaustics class. Encaustics is painting with pigmented beeswax and is an ancient art form that is having a contemporary resurgence. Melissa will give an introduction to encaustics and beeswax collage. Students will experiment with materials and learn how to get started with the process. Class takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the Copper Country Community Arts Center, 126 Quincy in Hancock. Deadline to register is April 11. $55. Call 906-482-2333 to register or obtain more info.
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Eagle Rock May 2010
In May 2010, concerned Native and non-Native citizens camped, prayed and planted a garden at Eagle Rock, an Ojibwa sacred site, which was blasted for the portal to the Rio-Tinto-Kennecott Eagle Mine. The mine, scheduled to be in operation by 2015, has now been sold to Lundin Mining Corporation of Toronto.
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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
Calumet Art Center has new classes for January, February and March 2015. Click here for info.
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
Free computer tutoring for beginners at Portage Library 9 a.m. to 10 a. m. Fridays by Michigan Tech Computer Science tutors. New Storytime schedule at the library begins Wednesday, Sept. 17: Wednesday and Thursday from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.; first and 3rd Saturdays 11 a.m. - noon beginning Sept. 20. Click here for details on both programs.
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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July 20-21, 2013, is the Full Moon Camping Extravaganza and Picnic at Seven Mile Point. See the Calendar of Events for details. See also savethisbeach.org and learn how you can help save Seven Mile Point.
Copper Country Guatemalan Accompaniment Project
Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
Copper Country ReStore
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