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Aug
1
Sat
2015
Baraga County Fair
Aug 1 all-day

The Baraga County Fair features live entertainment, exhibits, kids’ activities, good food, and the famous demolition derby. For the full schedule, click here.

Buskers Wanted @ City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Aug 1 all-day

BUSKERS WANTED

Marquette Art Week, set for June 20-27, 2015 will be a week devoted to lectures, bike tours, nature hikes, public art, demos, concerts, special exhibits, dance and theater performances, readings and films. The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is inviting all artist to take their skills to the street during Marquette Art Week. “Busking” is the practice of performing in public places, for gratuities.  The city is encouraging artists, musicians, comedians, fire dancers, fortune-tellers, hula-hoopers, dancers, painters, clowns, etc. to sign up to for spots during this week.

Contact the MACC to get involved. For more information or questions, call (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.

GUTS Frisbee @ Tourist Park
Aug 1 all-day
Lift Bridge Closures
Aug 1 all-day

Update provided May 8th:

The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be doing deck repairs on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge from May 11th to May 18th. This work will require closing the inside northbound and southbound lanes on the bridge, resulting in a ramp closure and detour. The northbound M-26 ramp in Houghton will be closed and traffic will be routed through downtown Houghton before crossing the bridge.

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.

L’Anse Farmers Market
Aug 1 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The L’Anse Farmers market offers farm-fresh vegetables, fresh baked goods and hand-made crafts each Saturday from 9:00 until noon at L’Anse Waterfront Park, and each Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 until 6:00 at the parking lot of the former Pat’s IGA store on US-41. Vendors are welcome at no charge – just bring a table and set up.

Online at the Library
Aug 1 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Students from the Computer Science Department at Michigan Tech will provide free tutoring at the Portage Lake District Library for beginning computer users. These computer help sessions with individual tutors will be held every Saturday at 10:00 through August.

“Online at the Library: Help for Beginning Computer Users” will show participants how to use the internet to keep in touch with people, share pictures and letters, find information, solve computer problems, and much more. Tutors will help each participant with their own particular needs. People may attend as many of the sessions as they wish, and those who have laptops may bring them.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the library at 482-4570, or click here.

Rummage Sale – Hancock
Aug 1 @ 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

First United Methodist Church in Hancock will hold its 23rd annual rummage sale. Sale items include household items, collectibles, furniture, small appliances, craft items, Christmas decorations, books and toys. No clothing is included. No early sales.

Sketching the Landscape in Watercolor
Aug 1 @ 1:30 PM – 1:30 PM

The Gratiot Lake Conservancy presents Sketching the Landscape in Watercolor with Marilynn Brandenburger on Saturday and Sunday, August 1st and 2nd.

Learn or refresh your skills in watercolor basics while creating small, quick sketches with pencil and watercolor. Topics will include choosing and composing the subject, sketching with pencil, mixing colors and laying paint onto the paper. We will paint outside, weather permitting, and the lake, the sky, the shoreline and nature’s details will be our subjects. Class includes demonstrations and lots of supportive, personal attention. Basic drawing skills are recommended, but beginners are welcome. Bring a sack lunch both days.

The fee for the two day workshop is $100 ($85 for GLC members and Keweenaw County Historical Society members). Class size is limited and advance registration is required. For details, click here.

Gundlach Shelter Golf Scramble
Aug 1 @ 2:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The fourth annual Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home Golf Scramble will be held at the Wyandotte Hills course in Twins Lakes. It’s a four person scramble, with a shotgun start at 10:00. The $50.00 cost includes dinner. For registration and cart rental, call Wyandotte Hills at 288-3720.

Hancock Tori
Aug 1 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Hancock Tori will be open at Quincy Green in downtown Hancock. The Tori features handmade craft items, homemade baked goods, and fresh, locally-grown produce. It operates each Wednesday and Saturday during the summer and early fall.

Vendors are welcome. For further information, contact Sandy Soring at 337-1391 or sandysoring@charter.net.

Lake Linden Farm Market
Aug 1 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Farmers Market of Lake Linden features farm fresh produce, delicious prepared foods, local entertainment, and information about community causes and the local area. It’s held in the Lake Linden Park, which features a playground and a view of Torch Lake. Browse the goodies, and bring a chair or blanket to sit on to enjoy the music.

Life-Saving Museum Open House
Aug 1 @ 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard’s 100th Anniversary by touring the Eagle Harbor Life-Saving Station. Get up close and personal with the unique boats and equipment found in the museum. There is no charge.

Aug
2
Sun
2015
Baraga County Fair
Aug 2 all-day

The Baraga County Fair features live entertainment, exhibits, kids’ activities, good food, and the famous demolition derby. For the full schedule, click here.

Lift Bridge Closures
Aug 2 all-day

Update provided May 8th:

The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be doing deck repairs on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge from May 11th to May 18th. This work will require closing the inside northbound and southbound lanes on the bridge, resulting in a ramp closure and detour. The northbound M-26 ramp in Houghton will be closed and traffic will be routed through downtown Houghton before crossing the bridge.

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.

Aug
3
Mon
2015
Lift Bridge Closures
Aug 3 all-day

Update provided May 8th:

The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be doing deck repairs on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge from May 11th to May 18th. This work will require closing the inside northbound and southbound lanes on the bridge, resulting in a ramp closure and detour. The northbound M-26 ramp in Houghton will be closed and traffic will be routed through downtown Houghton before crossing the bridge.

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.

Musical Mondays
Aug 3 @ 11:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Calumet Musical Mondays Series presents TBD at the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne’s Church. There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be taken.

Yale Strom at Calumet Theatre
Aug 3 @ 11:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Yake Strom and Hot Pstromi bring their unique brand of Klezmer music to the Calumet Theatre. General admission tickets are $15.00. For tickets or more information, call the Calumet Theatre box office at 337-2610.

Aug
4
Tue
2015
Book Arts Camp Final Registration Deadline
Aug 4 all-day

The fifth annual Copper Country Community Arts Center Book Arts Camp for eighth through 12th graders will be held from August 10th through 14th. This is a unique opportunity for students to study bookbinding, creative writing, zines, paper marbling, letterpress printing, and block printing.

The fee is $80.00 if you register and pay by July 21st, or $90.00 is you wait until the final deadline of August 4th. Call 482-2333 to register over the phone or e-mail ccarts@coppercountryarts.com for more information.

Lift Bridge Closures
Aug 4 all-day

Update provided May 8th:

The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be doing deck repairs on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge from May 11th to May 18th. This work will require closing the inside northbound and southbound lanes on the bridge, resulting in a ramp closure and detour. The northbound M-26 ramp in Houghton will be closed and traffic will be routed through downtown Houghton before crossing the bridge.

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.

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: August Historical Bus Tours
Aug 4 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

The Marquette Regional History Center presents:  August Historical Bus Tours-All tours meet at MRHC

1:00 p.m. tours – 4th & 11th and 6:30 p.m. tour-5th

The last month to catch our popular Historical Bus Tours!   On these narrated tours you will meet some of Marquette’s historical personalities and hear their stories. The tours offer a chance to learn about local history and be entertained at the same time. Tickets are $20.00 and advance purchase is strongly suggested. These tours sell out fast! Please call 906-226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org for more info.

Copper Country Breweries Tour
Aug 4 @ 9:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw presents a reprise of the popular 2014 Beer tour. Learn about the history of breweries in the Copper Country while riding along Houghton’s former “Brew Street.” Then take a tour of a 21st century brewery — KBC’s plant in South Range – and learn about the science and art of brewing from The Library’s brewmaster, Bob Jackson.

The cost is $25.00 per ticket ($20.00 for museum members), which includes a wine and cheese social. Space is limited, so reserve your place early. You can mail carnegiehoughton@gmail.com to place your reservation, however your seat is NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. You may purchase your ticket or make payment, at the museum Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 5:00, and Saturday from noon until 4:00. If you are a member, please give your name when making your reservation in order to receive your discount. If you are a member at the Patron ($60.00) level, you are entitled to one free ticket in addition to a 20% discount on all subsequent tickets.

Friends of Baraga County Library Meeting
Aug 4 @ 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The Friends of the Baraga County Public Library meet the first Tuesday of each month at the library, inside the L’Anse Schools complex. Anyone interested in the library and its programs is invited.

Hunter Safety Class Sign-Up
Aug 4 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Ottawa Sportsmen’s Club will hold a Hunter Safety Class from August 28th through 30th. Sessions will be held Friday evening from 6:00 to 9:00, Saturday from 8:30 until 4:00, and Sunday from 8:45 to noon. Advance sign-up is required. Sign-up sessions will take place at the Ottawa Sportsmen’s Club on M-38 just west of Pelkie between 6:00 and 9:00 on the evenings of August 4th, 11th and 18th.

Students under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire session.

For information, call Mike Roth at 524-7671, or email kbaviation@up.net.

Copper Country Breweries Tour
Aug 4 @ 11:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw presents a reprise of the popular 2014 Beer tour. Learn about the history of breweries in the Copper Country while riding along Houghton’s former “Brew Street.” Then take a tour of a 21st century brewery — KBC’s plant in South Range – and learn about the science and art of brewing from The Library’s brewmaster, Bob Jackson.

The cost is $25.00 per ticket ($20.00 for museum members), which includes a wine and cheese social. Space is limited, so reserve your place early. You can mail carnegiehoughton@gmail.com to place your reservation, however your seat is NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. You may purchase your ticket or make payment, at the museum Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 5:00, and Saturday from noon until 4:00. If you are a member, please give your name when making your reservation in order to receive your discount. If you are a member at the Patron ($60.00) level, you are entitled to one free ticket in addition to a 20% discount on all subsequent tickets.

Covington Concert Series
Aug 4 @ 7:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Covington Summer Concert Series presents Mark Wayne at the pavilion on M-28. There is no charge. If it rains, the concert will be moved inside the multipurpose building.