Backroom Boys to play for dancing, listening Feb. 15 at Copper Island Beach Club
HANCOCK -- A Happy St. Valentine's Day to all the sweethearts from the Backroom Boys. The original boys from the backroom -- Bob Norden, trombone; John Munson, clarinet, sax, piano; and Oren Tikkanen, banjo, etc. -- will be at the cozy and romantic Copper Island Beach Club on Fri, Feb 15, from 8 p.m. 'til 11 p.m. to play love songs for you and your sweetie in the old trad-jazz style. Come on down, bottom of Tezcuco Street in Hancock.
Little Brothers volunteers offer standby assistance to their elderly friends. (Photo courtesy Little Brothers)
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly urgently needs volunteer drivers to provide safe, reliable transportation for the elderly to their medical appointments in the Houghton and Marquette areas. Volunteers should have a valid driver’s license and their own vehicles and be willing to provide "door through door" transportation, which includes standby assistance to and from the car and through the door of the home or medical office. The next volunteer orientation meeting will be held at 6 p.m. July 27 at the Little Brothers office in Hancock. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to attend the training. Refreshments provided. For more information, call Little Brothers’ Program Director Carol Korpela at 906-482-6944 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Brothers is also launching its annual Mustang Sweepstakes, a major fundraiser for their medical transportation program. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Little Brothers office at 906-482-6944, visiting their website or stopping by one of these booths this summer: Strawberry Festival in Chassell July 8-9; Shopko in Houghton July 14-15; Walmart in Houghton July 21-22; and Houghton County and UP State Fairs in August. Click here for the list of prizes!
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"Trio Bibliotheque" will perform at Portage Library's "Music on the Menu" from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, July 1, on the dock outside the library. Anna Gawboy on concertina, Oren Tikkanen on guitar, and Matt Durocher on standup bass will play a lively and eclectic mix of folk music and other genres. Everyone is invited bring a lunch, relax, and enjoy the lunch hour while listening to some great music. In the event of bad weather, the program will be held in the community room. This event is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program and is free and open to all. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org. ...... From John Diebel (Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club): Later this week work will begin on a modest project to raise and slightly widen the bridge over Spring Creek in Churning Rapids. This should protect the bridge from spring run off and make the crossing combined with the sharp turn above it a little safer for skiers and groomers. I am posting this here for bikers to be aware of the work in progress before plunging down to the stream crossing -- for those in the embrace of gravity riding downhill. ...... Dance Zone is beginning a new Modern Western Square Dancing class on Monday, June 27. Class will run for 12 weeks from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays. The first two sessions (June 27 and July 11) are free trial sessions for beginning dancers. $20 per couple for the following 10 lessons. In this class you will learn the steps and moves that will allow you to dance at the basic level with square dance groups across the globe. Sound square? It isn't. Not only is square dancing an enjoyable social activity, it is also a mental challenge and physical activity (dancers walk about 2 miles during an evening of square dancing). Plus, modern square dancing uses more interesting music and movements than its earlier styles. The class is offered at Dance Zone, 1113 Lincoln Avenue in Marquette. Call Marge at 906-236-1457 or visit www.dancezonemqt.org for more information. ...... 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
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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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