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.
Darnishia Slade invites anyone interested in learning line dancing to join her at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb.27, in the Douglass Houghton Hall ballroom (ground floor) at Michigan Tech. "I want to start doing them on a regular basis," Slade says. "We'll learn a variety of routines and always re-visit the ones we've already learned. My goal is at least twice a month!" Here's a sample dance.
The Houghton Baha'i community invites you to an informal discussion meeting on various topics the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The topic of this month's meeting, Thursday, Feb.26, will be "Education is a fundamental human right for all -- NOT a crime!" The Baha'i devotional gathering for the month of March is at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1. The gathering will be dedicated to International Women's Day. You are welcome to bring along your favorite reading/song or music to share. For further information on these events please call 906-523-5542 or email: email@example.com.
...... Fiber Art-O-Rama, an exhibition of fiber art at the Copper Country Community Arts Center’s Kerredge Gallery, continues through Feb. 28. The exhibition includes: knitted, woven, and handspun wearables; beadwork jewelry; decorative and non-fuctional art in embroidery and dyed silk; felted wool sculpture; and woven rugs. ...... PasiCats will play for an afternoon dance as part of the Kalevala Day celebrations in Marquette. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Explorer Rooms, Don H. Bottum University Center at Northern Michigan University. Dance will be around 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission. While the announcements states "folk dance," PasiCats will bring much more -- from old Finn favorite waltzes and tangos to polkas, jenkkas, fox trots and yes, even a bit of rock n' roll. Click here for 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
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