Calendar - Upper Peninsula ABC 10

Sep
5
Fri
2014
Mike Rea: Scenes of Sights and Sights of Scenes @ The DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University
Sep 5 @ 6:00 PM – Dec 12 @ 9:00 PM

September 5 – December 12, 2014

Opening Reception and Artist Talk:
Friday, September 5, 2014, 6pm

Mike Rea has conflated the notions of working hard and playing hard for over a decade with his bombastic wooden sculptures. Replicated and reinvented moments of cinematic horror, science fiction, comedy and drama intermingle with memory to form bizarre personal narratives. This exhibition features several new works set across the gallery like individual scenes or movie sets, which run the gamut of his imagination and experience.

Mike Rea, originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, received an M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work has been shown at the Contemporary Arts Museum (Houston, TX); Threewalls
(Chicago, IL); Ebers Moore Gallery (Chicago, IL); Devening Projects (Chicago, IL); Western Exhibitions (Chicago, IL); Guerrero Gallery (San Francisco, CA); Scion Gallery (Culver City, CA); Elmhurst Art Museum
(Elmhurst, IL), Forest Art (Darmstadt, Germany); The Victoria Albert Museum (London, UK); and the Kunstmuseum (Thurgau, Switzerland). Rea is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Northern Illinois University’s School of Art. He lives and works in Chicago.

www.mikerea.com

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Sep
13
Sat
2014
Hike the Mulligan Plains Sept. 13th with Save the Wild U.P.! @ Save the Wild UP
Sep 13 @ 12:00 PM – Oct 7 @ 3:30 PM

Join this Facebook Event to stay up-to-date on all our hikes, bikes, and picnics to get out and enjoy the wild U.P. eh!

Our next hike will be along the Mulligan Plains south of the Yellow Dog Plains and to the north of Humboldt. We’ll pass by beautiful creeks, streams, Wildcat Canyon, and more — while witnessing the bulldozing and destruction taking place along the defeated CR 595 route.

RSVP requested to help us plan transportation — rsvp@savethewildup.org or call (906) 662-9987. Marquette meetup will be at the Marquette Regional History Center at 12 noon, and we’ll carpool to the site. Please call or email for other carpooling details from other locations.

Past hikes:

Aug. 2, 1pm – Bike the Iron Ore Heritage Trail – Ishpeming
Ride the Iron Ore Heritage Trail with SWUP — perfect for cyclists of all abilities, our group ride on the IOHT will cover 18-20 gently sloping, downhill miles, ending at the Commons/Ore Dock area in downtown Marquette. Riders arrange their own drop-off in Ishpeming, pick-up in MQT. Meet at Cliffs Shaft Museum (Trailhead #4): http://ironoreheritage.com/map/

July 9, 6:30pm, SWUP Hike – Teal Lake and Baby Bluff – Ishpeming. Join SWUP to hike Baby Bluff and trails on the north side of Teal Lake with Alexandra Thebert, SWUP’s Executive Director. Family-friendly walk. Meet at 6:30 at Al Quaal Pavilion in Ishpeming, comfy shoes are all you’ll need! rsvp@savethewildup.org

June 18th–Hike to Pinnacle Falls with Save the Wild UP. Join Cynthia Pryor, Kathleen Heideman, and others for a hike to these beautiful waterfalls on land preserved by the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve.

May 29, 6:30pm – Hike-or-Bike in Negaunee!
Join SWUP for a guided walking tour of the Old Town historic caving grounds – OR – opt to ride the ghostly roads from Jackson Pit to the mines of downtown Ishpeming. Meet at 6:30 in Old Town Pavillion.

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Sep
16
Tue
2014
US-41 Detour – Keweenaw County
Sep 16 @ 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Michigan Department of Transportation will be installing culverts along US-41 near the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. The highway will be closed between 7:00 and 4:00 on Tuesday and Wednesdays (September 9th and 10th, and 16th and 17th). Traffic will be detoured along M-26 from Copper Harbor to Phoenix.

Blood Pressure Clinic – Calumet
Sep 16 @ 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will hold a free blood pressure clinic at Calumet Housing in Calumet.

Houghton County Planning Commission
Sep 16 @ 4:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Houghton County Planning Commission will meet on the fifth floor of the Houghton County Building. Anyone interested in land use issues in Houghton County is invited.

Board of Trustees of the Peter White Public Library
Sep 16 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Questions? Contact Pamela Christensen, Library Director, 906.226.4303 or email pamc@uproc.lib.mi.us

Harbor Advisory Committee
Sep 16 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Questions? Contact Jon Swenson, Assistant Director of Community Services, 906.228.8593 or jswenson@mqtcty.org

Traffic/Parking Advisory Committee
Sep 16 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Questions? Contact Blake Rieboldt, Police Uniform Captain, 906.225.8911 or brieboldt@mqtcty.org

Planning Commission
Sep 16 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Questions? Contact David Stensaas, City Planner, 906.225.8103 or email dstensaas@mqtcty.org

Sep
17
Wed
2014
US-41 Detour – Keweenaw County
Sep 17 @ 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Michigan Department of Transportation will be installing culverts along US-41 near the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. The highway will be closed between 7:00 and 4:00 on Tuesday and Wednesdays (September 9th and 10th, and 16th and 17th). Traffic will be detoured along M-26 from Copper Harbor to Phoenix.

Investment Advisory Board
Sep 17 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Questions? Contact Diane Giddens, City Treasurer, 906.225.8563 or dgiddens@mqtcty.org

Hancock Tori
Sep 17 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Hancock Tori features handmade crafts, homemade treats, and locally grown produce. The Tori is open each Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 until 2:00 at Quincy Green in downtown Hancock.

TGIW Watercolor group @ The Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Sep 17 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Meets every Wednesday at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center. Call 249-3489 for more info.

Hancock City Council Meeting
Sep 17 @ 6:30 PM – 6:30 PM

The Hancock City Council will hold its regular meeting at City Hall. A work session begins at 6:30, with the regular meeting at 7:30.

Red Jacket Readers
Sep 17 @ 6:30 PM – 6:30 PM

The Red Jacket Readers Book Club will discuss Those Who Save Us, by Jenna Blum at the Calumet Public Library.

Goodreads.com says, “For fifty years, Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Her daughter, Trudy, was only three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier and went to live with him in Minnesota. Trudy’s sole evidence of the past is an old photograph: a family portrait showing Anna, Trudy, and a Nazi officer, the Obersturmfuhrer of Buchenwald. Driven by the guilt of her heritage, Trudy, now a professor of German history, begins investigating the past and finally unearths the dramatic and heartbreaking truth of her mother’s life. Combining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during the war, and a poignant mother/daughter drama, Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame.”

Copies of the book are available at the Calumet Public Library.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Calumet Public Library. For more information, visit the library or call 337-0311 ext. 1107. (In case of bad weather, when school is cancelled, all library programs are canceled.)

Sep
18
Thu
2014
Keweenaw Ecumenical Choir Rehearsals Begin
Sep 18 all-day

The Keweenaw Ecumenical Choir, under the direction of Ole Kristensen, will begin practicing for their Advent/Christmas concert on Wednesday, September 17th at 8:00 at Faith Lutheran Church in Calumet. All previous members are invited, and new members are welcome and encouraged to join the choir. Bring a friend or two. Voices are needed for all parts.

Jon Ensminger will be the accompanist. About 10 practices are held before the December concert. The choir also will sing at the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service.
Audition are not required. Call 337-2400 or 337-0749 for more information.

Eggs and Issues
Sep 18 @ 7:30 AM – 7:30 AM

The Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will present an Eggs and Issues session at the Shelden Grill in Houghton. Officials from GreenForces LLC will talk about their work.

Eggs and Issues is free to Keweenaw Chamber members, and costs $10.00 for non-members. Please reserve your place by close of business Tuesday by calling the Chamber office at 482-5240, or emailing info@keweenaw.org.

Blood Pressure Clinic – Laurium
Sep 18 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will hold a free blood pressure clinic at Laurium Housing in Laurium.

Sustainable Community Ad-Hoc Committee
Sep 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Questions? Contact Eric Stemen, Facilities Manager, 906.225.8978 or estemen@mqtcty.org

Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment Facility Advisory Board
Sep 18 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Questions? Contact Curt Goodman, Superintendent of Water/Wastewater, 906.225.4055 or email cgoodman@mqtcty.org

Mobile Food Pantry at Finlandia
Sep 18 @ 5:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Finlandia University Campus Ministry and the Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank are bringing a mobile food pantry to the parking lot of Old Main on Finlandia’s campus. They hope to do this regularly. Food will be available with no questions asked. Volunteers from throughout the Finlandia University community will be help distribute food.

There will be 15,000 pounds of food available delivered in a refrigerated truck. The food should serve up to 300 families, and will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.

To volunteer at the mobile food pantry, or to learn more about the event, contact Soren Schmidt at soren.schmidt@finlandia.edu, or 487-7239. Tentatively the next planned mobile food pantry will be mid-to-late December.

Hockey on Third Parade @ Berry Events Center
Sep 18 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Hockey On Third
Celebrate the hockey spirit of Marquette at the fifth annual Hockey on Third parade, slated for Thursday, September 18. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. on North Third Street near the campus of NMU and will continue along Third Street, looping back to NMU on Arch and Front streets. The parade features local hockey teams of all ages, as well as fans and Third Street businesses. The celebration is held in conjunction with the Old Timers Hockey Tournament. Join in on the fun for this FAN-tastic celebration of hockey in downtown Marquette.

Hockey on Third Registration Form

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Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club
Sep 18 @ 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s club will meet at the clubhouse on Phoenix Farm Road, starting promptly at 6:00 pm. The speaker will be Cpl. Shannon Vanpatten from the Michigan DNR Law Enforcement Division, Great Lakes Enforcement Unit. Lt. Terry Short from the same department and Steve Amsler from the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Game Division will also attend. They will talk about their duties along with net placement and markings, abandoned nets and boater precautions. Meetings are open to the public. Call Mike at 281-1557 with questions.

Original play ‘Willpower’ coming to Kaufman thanks to local author @ Kaufman Auditorium
Sep 18 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Will Power Featured Image

The Marquette Regional History Center presents an original play written by Tyler Tichelar, Willpower. This is an inspiring story about a young boy named Will and how he dealt with a disease that would have made others feel sorry for themselves. You will not want to miss this!

Tickets are now on sale. The play is about Will Adams who lived at 200 E. Ridge St. in Marquette at the turn of the last century. He was Marquette’s ossified man, as well as a magazine editor, cartoonist, and operetta composer, and his life is a wonderful tale of overcoming adversity. The play is produced by the Marquette Regional History Center and directed by Moire Embley, and under the musical direction of Jeff Bruning.. It’s at 7pm at Kaufman Auditorium on Sept 18 and 19 and the tickets are on sale at http://www.nmu.edu/tickets. For more info, check out the Facebook event page for Willpower.

His name, Will, is synonymous with the sheer-will it took for him to survive his late boyhood years to the age of 32. In early adolescence his soft tissues were becoming hard, gradually turning him into a living statue. Physicians of the day were baffled. Soon his legs had stiffened and he could no longer walk without crutches. As he grew, the paralysis went higher, so that by his mid-teens he was confined to a customized portable couch. His face remained the only part of his body that still moved.

Others faced with such a dark future might have felt sorry for themselves and turned inward. Not so for Will. His disease brought about a creative burst of energy. Playing on his strengths in music, art and literature he created satirical sketches of Marquette’s social elite. At the age of 18 he founded his own illustrated magazine called “Chips,” a reference to the wooden sculpture behind the Harlow home which Will identified with. He also wrote a book Old Saws With New Teeth, in which he rewrote old proverbs with a humorous twist. He founded and edited a newspaper in 1906, the Marquette Chronicle, writing an article each day in spite of the additional disability of progressive blindness. His lifelong friend Norma Ross helped him write and compose an original opera Miss D.Q. Pons; he would hum melodies and she would write them down.

His powerful story shows the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Creativity and humor trump mortality. When interviewed by the Detroit Free Press while his opera was touring the Upper Peninsula, he told the reporter: “Don’t call me a cripple when you write your story, and don’t say I am bedridden. I don’t like those expressions. They put a fellow off you know…Had it been otherwise,” he joked, “I might have become the subject of a trust investigation committee or a bank president. And I’d rather be literary than sordid any day.”

Will’s story is as inspiring today as it was 100 years ago. With a stellar cast and direction, this will be a “do not miss” event! “Willpower” is funded in part by The Michigan Humanities Council, Marquette Community Foundation, UPHP and the Marquette Regional History Center. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door, please contact the NMU EZ Ticket Outlet starting August 1st. Please visit http://marquettehistory.org, call 906-226-3571 or like us on Facebook for more information.

 

The Marquette Regional History Center presents “Willpower” an original play written by Tyler Tichelaar @ Marquette Regional History Center
Sep 18 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 19 @ 8:30 PM

Thursday, September 18th and Friday September 19th, 7:00 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium.
An original play written by Tyler Tichelaar, directed by Moire Embley; with musical direction by Jeff Bruning.
His name Will is synonymous with the sheer will it took for him to survive his late boyhood years to the age of 32. In early adolescence his soft tissues were becoming hard, gradually turning him into a living statue. Physicians of the day were baffled. Soon his legs had stiffened and he could no longer walk without crutches. As he grew, the paralysis went higher, so that by his mid-teens he was confined to a customized portable couch. His face remained the only part of his body that still moved.
Others faced with such a dark future might have felt sorry for themselves and turned inward. Not so for Will. His disease brought about a creative burst of energy. Playing on his strengths in music, art and literature he created satirical sketches of Marquette’s social elite. At the age of 18 he founded his own illustrated magazine called “Chips,” a reference to the wooden sculpture behind the Harlow home which Will identified with. He also wrote a book Old Saws With New Teeth, in which he rewrote old proverbs with a humorous twist. He founded and edited a newspaper in 1906, the Marquette Chronicle, writing an article each day in spite of the additional disability of progressive blindness. His lifelong friend Norma Ross helped him write and compose an original opera Miss D.Q. Pons; he would hum melodies and she would write them down.
His powerful story shows the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Creativity and humor trump mortality. When interviewed by the Detroit Free Press while his opera was touring the Upper Peninsula, he told the reporter: “Don’t call me a cripple when you write your story, and don’t say I am bedridden. I don’t like those expressions. They put a fellow off you know…Had it been otherwise,” he joked, “I might have become the subject of a trust investigation committee or a bank president. And I’d rather be literary than sordid any day.”
His story is as inspiring today as it was 100 years ago. With a stellar cast and direction, this will be a “do not miss” event! “Willpower” is funded in part by The Michigan Humanities Council, Marquette Community Foundation, UPHP and the Marquette Regional History Center. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door, please contact the NMU EZ Ticket Outlet. www.nmu.edu/tickets or call 906-227-1032 Please visit marquettehistory.org, call 906-226-3571 or like us on FB for more information.

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