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Apr
15
Wed
2015
Waves: NMU School of Art & Design Senior Exhibition @ DeVos Art Museum
Apr 15 – May 1 all-day

Exhibition Runs: April 15 – May 1
Reception: Friday May 1, 7-9pm

Graduating seniors present their work from all areas of the School of Art and Design including ceramics, drawing/painting, digital cinema, electronic imaging, furniture design, graphic communications, human centered design, illustration, jewelry/metals/blacksmithing, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood working.

Gallery hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-5pm

Thursday: noon-8pm

Saturday, Sunday: 1-4pm

*please note the gallery will be open 10am – 9pm on Friday, May 1.

Apr
28
Tue
2015
Adopt-A-Highway Pickup
Apr 28 all-day

Organizations involved in Michigan’s Adopt-A-Highway program will be picking up trash. As you’re driving, please watch for volunteers wearing high-visibility, yellow-green safety vests. Trash they collect will be left in bags along the roadway. The bags will be picked up by Michigan Department of Transportation employees.

Sections of highway are available for adoption. Groups are asked to adopt a section for at least two years. Adopt-A-Highway signs bearing a group’s name are posted along the stretch of adopted highway. There is no fee to participate. For more information, click here.

Lift Bridge Closures
Apr 28 all-day

Update provided April 3rd:

Major mechanical work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and the accompanying long bridge closures are over, but the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) cautions motorists that ongoing maintenance work will continue to impact traffic in the Houghton-Hancock area through the summer.

Moving into the summer construction season, crews will be focusing on concrete and steel structural work, deck repair, painting, electrical work, LED lighting upgrades, installing additional security and operation cameras, replacing warning gates, adding barrier gates, and driving new pilings and rip-rap around a bridge pier. While intermittent, short-term 15- to 20-minute closures and some two-hour full closures of the bridge may still be scheduled at a later date, most of this work will only require lane closures.

Lane closures motorists should expect include:
– Through April 15: Single-lane closures on the bridge.
– April 15 to June 15: One lane closed in each direction.
– June 15 to Sept. 15 (peak summer travel season): Single-lane closures are planned, but they will be limited to between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
– Sept. 15 to Dec. 15: Single-lane closures are planned. Additionally, some closures of one side of the bridge will be necessary during this period. At these times, two-way traffic will be maintained on the open side of the bridge.

As part of the maintenance project, the M-26 northbound ramp onto the bridge in the city of Houghton has been closed since January. Traffic has been rerouted through downtown Houghton. That closure will remain in effect intermittently throughout the summer as needed for work on the bridge structure and decking.

Marine traffic will also be affected by the project. Bridge lifts for marine traffic will be restricted from April 15 to June 15 and again from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15. During those periods, the bridge will only perform on-the-hour openings for pleasure craft. There will be no lifts at the 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. hours. From June 15 to Sept. 15, the bridge will lift on demand for all marine traffic. The bridge will continue to lift on demand for commercial vessels throughout the shipping season.

This $8.4 million project involves upgrades and preventive maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. It started in mid-December 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-April 2016.

For additional information, click here.

Marquette Housing Commission
Apr 28 @ 9:15 PM – 10:15 PM

Marquette Housing Commission

Marquette Board of Light and Power
Apr 28 @ 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Marquette Board of Light and Power

Proposal One Presentation
Apr 28 @ 11:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sue Smith, the Michigan President of the League of Women Voters, will present a program called “May 5 State Proposal: What is it? What will it do?” Anyone interested in learning more about the upcoming state ballot proposal is invited to attend.

Let’s Get Graphic! @ Peter White Public Library Shiras room
Apr 28 @ 11:30 PM – Apr 29 @ 1:00 AM

Peter White Public Library’s graphic novel book club, “Let’s Get Graphic” will meet on Tuesday, April 28th, 7:30 pm, in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.  We will be discussing “Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics” edited by Chris Duffy, adapted and illustrated by various contributors.

A very interesting outcome of the First World War was a new literary movement in England, Trench Poetry. Both seasoned writers and regular soldiers found solace expressing their thoughts, feelings, and what they witnessed through poetry written in the trenches of the Western Front.  From poets Isaac Rosenberg to Siegfried Sasson and Rudyard Kipling, and adaptations from comic legends Garth Ennis, Stephen R. Bissette and Danica Novgorodoff, “Above the Dreamless Dead’s” textual and visual exploration of the horrors of World War I are sure to stir a lively discussion.

Whether you are a seasoned comic reader, or are simply looking to join a book club, we are always seeking new members. Even if you don’t read the book before the meeting, join us for a lively discussion. However, you must be age 18 or older due to mature content.

Mention “Let’s Get Graphic” when buying “Above the Dreamless Dead” at Taiga Games and receive 15% off the trade paperback.

To find out more about Peter White Public Library’s graphic novel book club “Let’s Get Graphic” please visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4316.

Apr
29
Wed
2015
Adopt-A-Highway Pickup
Apr 29 all-day

Organizations involved in Michigan’s Adopt-A-Highway program will be picking up trash. As you’re driving, please watch for volunteers wearing high-visibility, yellow-green safety vests. Trash they collect will be left in bags along the roadway. The bags will be picked up by Michigan Department of Transportation employees.

Sections of highway are available for adoption. Groups are asked to adopt a section for at least two years. Adopt-A-Highway signs bearing a group’s name are posted along the stretch of adopted highway. There is no fee to participate. For more information, click here.

Lift Bridge Closures
Apr 29 all-day

Update provided April 3rd:

Major mechanical work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and the accompanying long bridge closures are over, but the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) cautions motorists that ongoing maintenance work will continue to impact traffic in the Houghton-Hancock area through the summer.

Moving into the summer construction season, crews will be focusing on concrete and steel structural work, deck repair, painting, electrical work, LED lighting upgrades, installing additional security and operation cameras, replacing warning gates, adding barrier gates, and driving new pilings and rip-rap around a bridge pier. While intermittent, short-term 15- to 20-minute closures and some two-hour full closures of the bridge may still be scheduled at a later date, most of this work will only require lane closures.

Lane closures motorists should expect include:
– Through April 15: Single-lane closures on the bridge.
– April 15 to June 15: One lane closed in each direction.
– June 15 to Sept. 15 (peak summer travel season): Single-lane closures are planned, but they will be limited to between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
– Sept. 15 to Dec. 15: Single-lane closures are planned. Additionally, some closures of one side of the bridge will be necessary during this period. At these times, two-way traffic will be maintained on the open side of the bridge.

As part of the maintenance project, the M-26 northbound ramp onto the bridge in the city of Houghton has been closed since January. Traffic has been rerouted through downtown Houghton. That closure will remain in effect intermittently throughout the summer as needed for work on the bridge structure and decking.

Marine traffic will also be affected by the project. Bridge lifts for marine traffic will be restricted from April 15 to June 15 and again from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15. During those periods, the bridge will only perform on-the-hour openings for pleasure craft. There will be no lifts at the 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. hours. From June 15 to Sept. 15, the bridge will lift on demand for all marine traffic. The bridge will continue to lift on demand for commercial vessels throughout the shipping season.

This $8.4 million project involves upgrades and preventive maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. It started in mid-December 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-April 2016.

For additional information, click here.

Knitting Workshop
Apr 29 @ 10:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Nancy Fisher, of Yarns and Threads will present a workshop titled “Does It Seam Right?” at the Calumet Public Library. Nancy will provide instruction on finishing knitted garments in a professional manner. She’ll help you select the right seeming technique for each of your knitted creations, including socks, shoulders, side seams, and refinishing seams.

If possible, bring eight rectangles knitted in stockinette stitch to practice new techniques.

There is no charge, and all are invited.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Calumet Public Library. For more information, visit the library or call 337-0311 ext. 1107.

Marquette Home Brewers Social Night @ Cognition Brewery
Apr 29 @ 10:30 PM – Apr 30 @ 1:00 AM

April Last Wednesday Club at Cognition

April’s Last Wednesday Social club will be at Cognition Brewery in Ishpeming. All are welcome to join us for some relaxation and social time over a pint or two of Brian’s excellent brew.

Apr
30
Thu
2015
Adopt-A-Highway Pickup
Apr 30 all-day

Organizations involved in Michigan’s Adopt-A-Highway program will be picking up trash. As you’re driving, please watch for volunteers wearing high-visibility, yellow-green safety vests. Trash they collect will be left in bags along the roadway. The bags will be picked up by Michigan Department of Transportation employees.

Sections of highway are available for adoption. Groups are asked to adopt a section for at least two years. Adopt-A-Highway signs bearing a group’s name are posted along the stretch of adopted highway. There is no fee to participate. For more information, click here.

Lift Bridge Closures
Apr 30 all-day

Update provided April 3rd:

Major mechanical work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and the accompanying long bridge closures are over, but the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) cautions motorists that ongoing maintenance work will continue to impact traffic in the Houghton-Hancock area through the summer.

Moving into the summer construction season, crews will be focusing on concrete and steel structural work, deck repair, painting, electrical work, LED lighting upgrades, installing additional security and operation cameras, replacing warning gates, adding barrier gates, and driving new pilings and rip-rap around a bridge pier. While intermittent, short-term 15- to 20-minute closures and some two-hour full closures of the bridge may still be scheduled at a later date, most of this work will only require lane closures.

Lane closures motorists should expect include:
– Through April 15: Single-lane closures on the bridge.
– April 15 to June 15: One lane closed in each direction.
– June 15 to Sept. 15 (peak summer travel season): Single-lane closures are planned, but they will be limited to between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
– Sept. 15 to Dec. 15: Single-lane closures are planned. Additionally, some closures of one side of the bridge will be necessary during this period. At these times, two-way traffic will be maintained on the open side of the bridge.

As part of the maintenance project, the M-26 northbound ramp onto the bridge in the city of Houghton has been closed since January. Traffic has been rerouted through downtown Houghton. That closure will remain in effect intermittently throughout the summer as needed for work on the bridge structure and decking.

Marine traffic will also be affected by the project. Bridge lifts for marine traffic will be restricted from April 15 to June 15 and again from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15. During those periods, the bridge will only perform on-the-hour openings for pleasure craft. There will be no lifts at the 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. hours. From June 15 to Sept. 15, the bridge will lift on demand for all marine traffic. The bridge will continue to lift on demand for commercial vessels throughout the shipping season.

This $8.4 million project involves upgrades and preventive maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. It started in mid-December 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-April 2016.

For additional information, click here.

May
1
Fri
2015
Adopt-A-Highway Pickup
May 1 all-day

Organizations involved in Michigan’s Adopt-A-Highway program will be picking up trash. As you’re driving, please watch for volunteers wearing high-visibility, yellow-green safety vests. Trash they collect will be left in bags along the roadway. The bags will be picked up by Michigan Department of Transportation employees.

Sections of highway are available for adoption. Groups are asked to adopt a section for at least two years. Adopt-A-Highway signs bearing a group’s name are posted along the stretch of adopted highway. There is no fee to participate. For more information, click here.

Lift Bridge Closures
May 1 all-day

Update provided April 3rd:

Major mechanical work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and the accompanying long bridge closures are over, but the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) cautions motorists that ongoing maintenance work will continue to impact traffic in the Houghton-Hancock area through the summer.

Moving into the summer construction season, crews will be focusing on concrete and steel structural work, deck repair, painting, electrical work, LED lighting upgrades, installing additional security and operation cameras, replacing warning gates, adding barrier gates, and driving new pilings and rip-rap around a bridge pier. While intermittent, short-term 15- to 20-minute closures and some two-hour full closures of the bridge may still be scheduled at a later date, most of this work will only require lane closures.

Lane closures motorists should expect include:
– Through April 15: Single-lane closures on the bridge.
– April 15 to June 15: One lane closed in each direction.
– June 15 to Sept. 15 (peak summer travel season): Single-lane closures are planned, but they will be limited to between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
– Sept. 15 to Dec. 15: Single-lane closures are planned. Additionally, some closures of one side of the bridge will be necessary during this period. At these times, two-way traffic will be maintained on the open side of the bridge.

As part of the maintenance project, the M-26 northbound ramp onto the bridge in the city of Houghton has been closed since January. Traffic has been rerouted through downtown Houghton. That closure will remain in effect intermittently throughout the summer as needed for work on the bridge structure and decking.

Marine traffic will also be affected by the project. Bridge lifts for marine traffic will be restricted from April 15 to June 15 and again from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15. During those periods, the bridge will only perform on-the-hour openings for pleasure craft. There will be no lifts at the 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. hours. From June 15 to Sept. 15, the bridge will lift on demand for all marine traffic. The bridge will continue to lift on demand for commercial vessels throughout the shipping season.

This $8.4 million project involves upgrades and preventive maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. It started in mid-December 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-April 2016.

For additional information, click here.

woodturners set up
May 1 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
All-School Musical
May 1 @ 7:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Students from across the Copper Country will present Willy Wonka – the Musical at the Calumet Theatre.

General admission tickets are $15.00 for adults, and $10.00 for kids from age four through high school. For tickets or more information, call the Calumet Theatre box office at 337-2610.

May
2
Sat
2015
“Pinch, Coil, Throw Clay Workshop” Final Sign-Up Deadline
May 2 all-day

The Copper Country Community Arts Center presents “Pinch, Coil, Throw
Clay Workshop” with Lindsey Heiden.

In this three hour basic introduction class, students will spend the first two hours learning pinching and coiling techniques. The third hour will be spent watching a throwing demonstration, and students will have a chance to try out throwing on the wheel. Pieces from pinching and coiling will be kept and bisque fired, which can then be picked up and painted.

The class will meet Saturday, May 9th, at 1:00.

The fee is $50.00 if registered and paid by April 25th; or $60.00 if registered by the final deadline of May 2nd.

To sign up, call the Copper Country Community Arts Center at 482-2333. For more details, click here.

Adopt-A-Highway Pickup
May 2 all-day

Organizations involved in Michigan’s Adopt-A-Highway program will be picking up trash. As you’re driving, please watch for volunteers wearing high-visibility, yellow-green safety vests. Trash they collect will be left in bags along the roadway. The bags will be picked up by Michigan Department of Transportation employees.

Sections of highway are available for adoption. Groups are asked to adopt a section for at least two years. Adopt-A-Highway signs bearing a group’s name are posted along the stretch of adopted highway. There is no fee to participate. For more information, click here.

Lift Bridge Closures
May 2 all-day

Update provided April 3rd:

Major mechanical work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and the accompanying long bridge closures are over, but the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) cautions motorists that ongoing maintenance work will continue to impact traffic in the Houghton-Hancock area through the summer.

Moving into the summer construction season, crews will be focusing on concrete and steel structural work, deck repair, painting, electrical work, LED lighting upgrades, installing additional security and operation cameras, replacing warning gates, adding barrier gates, and driving new pilings and rip-rap around a bridge pier. While intermittent, short-term 15- to 20-minute closures and some two-hour full closures of the bridge may still be scheduled at a later date, most of this work will only require lane closures.

Lane closures motorists should expect include:
– Through April 15: Single-lane closures on the bridge.
– April 15 to June 15: One lane closed in each direction.
– June 15 to Sept. 15 (peak summer travel season): Single-lane closures are planned, but they will be limited to between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
– Sept. 15 to Dec. 15: Single-lane closures are planned. Additionally, some closures of one side of the bridge will be necessary during this period. At these times, two-way traffic will be maintained on the open side of the bridge.

As part of the maintenance project, the M-26 northbound ramp onto the bridge in the city of Houghton has been closed since January. Traffic has been rerouted through downtown Houghton. That closure will remain in effect intermittently throughout the summer as needed for work on the bridge structure and decking.

Marine traffic will also be affected by the project. Bridge lifts for marine traffic will be restricted from April 15 to June 15 and again from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15. During those periods, the bridge will only perform on-the-hour openings for pleasure craft. There will be no lifts at the 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. hours. From June 15 to Sept. 15, the bridge will lift on demand for all marine traffic. The bridge will continue to lift on demand for commercial vessels throughout the shipping season.

This $8.4 million project involves upgrades and preventive maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. It started in mid-December 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-April 2016.

For additional information, click here.

Finlandia Commencement Ceremony
May 2 @ 2:30 PM – 2:30 PM

The Michigan Tech Commencement ceremony will be held at the SDC. For full details about graduation day at Tech, click here.

All-School Musical
May 2 @ 1:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Students from across the Copper Country will present Willy Wonka – the Musical at the Calumet Theatre.

General admission tickets are $15.00 for adults, and $10.00 for kids from age four through high school. For tickets or more information, call the Calumet Theatre box office at 337-2610.

Dead River Derby Bout @ Russell (3-10pm)
May 2 @ 6:00 PM – May 3 @ 1:00 AM
May
3
Sun
2015
Adopt-A-Highway Pickup
May 3 all-day

Organizations involved in Michigan’s Adopt-A-Highway program will be picking up trash. As you’re driving, please watch for volunteers wearing high-visibility, yellow-green safety vests. Trash they collect will be left in bags along the roadway. The bags will be picked up by Michigan Department of Transportation employees.

Sections of highway are available for adoption. Groups are asked to adopt a section for at least two years. Adopt-A-Highway signs bearing a group’s name are posted along the stretch of adopted highway. There is no fee to participate. For more information, click here.

Lift Bridge Closures
May 3 all-day

Update provided April 3rd:

Major mechanical work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and the accompanying long bridge closures are over, but the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) cautions motorists that ongoing maintenance work will continue to impact traffic in the Houghton-Hancock area through the summer.

Moving into the summer construction season, crews will be focusing on concrete and steel structural work, deck repair, painting, electrical work, LED lighting upgrades, installing additional security and operation cameras, replacing warning gates, adding barrier gates, and driving new pilings and rip-rap around a bridge pier. While intermittent, short-term 15- to 20-minute closures and some two-hour full closures of the bridge may still be scheduled at a later date, most of this work will only require lane closures.

Lane closures motorists should expect include:
– Through April 15: Single-lane closures on the bridge.
– April 15 to June 15: One lane closed in each direction.
– June 15 to Sept. 15 (peak summer travel season): Single-lane closures are planned, but they will be limited to between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
– Sept. 15 to Dec. 15: Single-lane closures are planned. Additionally, some closures of one side of the bridge will be necessary during this period. At these times, two-way traffic will be maintained on the open side of the bridge.

As part of the maintenance project, the M-26 northbound ramp onto the bridge in the city of Houghton has been closed since January. Traffic has been rerouted through downtown Houghton. That closure will remain in effect intermittently throughout the summer as needed for work on the bridge structure and decking.

Marine traffic will also be affected by the project. Bridge lifts for marine traffic will be restricted from April 15 to June 15 and again from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15. During those periods, the bridge will only perform on-the-hour openings for pleasure craft. There will be no lifts at the 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. hours. From June 15 to Sept. 15, the bridge will lift on demand for all marine traffic. The bridge will continue to lift on demand for commercial vessels throughout the shipping season.

This $8.4 million project involves upgrades and preventive maintenance on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. It started in mid-December 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in mid-April 2016.

For additional information, click here.