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.
The 2015 Keweenaw Land Trust Annual General Membership Meeting will be held Sunday, Oct. 4, at KLT's Marsin Nature Retreat. Members will vote for the 2015-2016 KLT Board of Directors. The event is free and open to the public. The business meeting will begin at 2 p.m., followed by cider pressing, a nature scavenger hunt for kids, a guided hike around the Marsin Nature Area's trails, and more (until about 5 p.m.). If you choose to help with cider pressing, please bring some fresh, clean apples and containers to bring your fresh cider home with you. Warm drinks and tasty snacks will be served. Enjoy also live music and photos from the Copper Island Kayak Challenge. In case of inclement weather, most of the activities will be held indoors at the Retreat. Click here for directions. See KLT's 2015 Newsletter here. ...... HANCOCK RESIDENTS: If you have not yet returned the Residential Re-Appraisal Questionnaire to Erhart Assessing, LLC, please note: If you have a sticker on the back of the envelope confirming you are a registered Hancock voter, you need only fill out the housing questionnaire form (confirmed by Karen Haischer, City Clerk). You can mail it back to Erhart Assessing, LLC, or stop by City Hall and drop it off asap. ...... The Carnegie Museum will host an OKTOBERFEST party, A Night at the Museum 2015, for members and new members from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Enjoy brats, pretzels, and dessert; local beer and mead, wine; a silent auction and music by Keweenaw Brewgrass. JOIN or RENEW your membership: $25 Friend membership is price of admission. $60 Patron membership admits two plus a free 2016 trolley ticket. ...... A Beginning Swedish class will beoffered at 6 p.m. on Mondays for 10 weeks starting Sept. 28 at the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC). Cost for the course is $50, and those interested can call the FAHC at 906-487-7302 or just show up on 9/28 for the first class. "After studying Swedish at UW-Madison and living a year in Sweden, I'm excited to continue using the language and hope to reach as many interested community members as possible!" says instructor Samuel Knapp. Beginning Finnish and Intermediate Finnish classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 29, and meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays for 10 weeks at FAHC. ...... It's official: The public comment period on the Eagle Mine request for a DNR mineral lease for 40 acres of land (NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 8, T50N, R29W, Michigamme Township, Marquette County) has been extended to Sept. 25, 2015. Read more... ...... The Hancock Tori (farmers' market) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday rain or shine, until Oct. 3. The Tori is located next to the Finnish American Heritage Center on Quincy Street in downtown Hancock. The Hancock Tori is an open-air market where you will find local produce, plants, bakery, jam, honey, and crafts. For further information, please contact Sandy Soring at email@example.com or call her at 337-1391. ...... Tours of the Eagle Mine and the Humboldt Mill continue through mid-October. Eagle Mine's summer tour schedule began Friday, June 12, with a visit to the mine. Tours of the Humboldt Mill began Friday, June 19. The tours will alternate between the mine and the mill each week. Space is limited. Click here for the schedule or call (906) 273-1550 to book a free tour.
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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
New edition of book by Steve Lehto
Click on book cover to access Steve's Facebook page on the Italian Hall disaster.
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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
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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