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.
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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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Friends of the Land of Keweenaw
Click here to visit the FOLK mining education website to learn about the FOLK Mining Education and Citizen Empowerment Campaign. It is focused on an assessment of the risks and benefits of a resumption of mining in the Western UP.
Save the Water's Edge
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Keepers of the Water
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
Don't miss the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz in a concert titled "Lincoln and Gettysburg" at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7.
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.
New edition of book by Steve Lehto
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Mike Lahti at State Farm
Copper Country Community Arts Center
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Portage Lake District Library
Storytime at the Portage Lake District Library is at 10:15 a.m. every Wednesday and Thursday and at 11 a.m. every first and third Saturday. Click here for upcoming events at Portage Library.
Calumet Art Center
Good Times Music
Keweenaw Adventure Company
Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District: Annual Tree Sale
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.
Click here or click on the Keweenaw Krayons logo above and go to "Calendar of Events" for the new winter 2012 activities schedule.
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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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