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Apr
2
Thu
2015
Lift Bridge Closures
Apr 2 all-day

Update provided March 13th:

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge will be closed from 9:00 pm Saturday, March 21st, to 8:30 am Sunday, March 22nd. No traffic will be allowed across the bridge during that time. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the bridge, you can wait out the closing at the Magnuson Franklin Square Inn in Houghton, or Lakeview Manor in Hancock. In the event of bad weather, the closing will be delayed until March 28th-29th.

Two-hour closures of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge have been scheduled for 2:00 to 4:00 am on March 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th. Additional closures will be scheduled at a later date. The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be lowering some of the balance chains on the bridge. Snowmobile traffic on the lower bridge deck will not be affected by these closures.

15-20 minute closures will take place intermittently on weeknights between 7:00 pm and 5:00 am.

For additional information, click here.

Randy McKay 3-on-3 Early Registration Deadline
Apr 2 all-day

The 17th Annual Randy McKay 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament will be held April 2nd through the 5th, at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. This year’s divisions are: Developing Mites, Mites, Squirt House, Squirt Travel, PeeWee House, PeeWee Travel, Bantam, High School/Midget, Men’s Open and Women’s Open.

Early bird pricing (through February 20th) is $180 per team and $25 per goaltender. After February 20th, the cost is $200 for teams and $30 per goalie. The final deadline to register is March 20th.

For more information or to register for the McKay 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament, click here.

Bake Sale – Calumet
Apr 2 @ 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

St. Paul the Apostle church will hold an Easter bake sale at the Shopko Hometown store in Calumet.

Gentle Exercise
Apr 2 @ 10:30 AM – 10:30 AM

A Gentle Exercise session for Seniors will be held at the Arbor Green Apartments in Houghton. It’s free and open to the public. Call 482-3270 for information.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Apr 2 @ 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will offer a free blood pressure clinic at Heritage Manor in Houghton.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Apr 2 @ 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will offer a free blood pressure clinic at the Douglass House in Houghton.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Apr 2 @ 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will offer a free blood pressure clinic at the Riverview Senior Center in Ontonagon

April Main Gallery Opening Reception: Walter Early @ City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Apr 2 @ 10:00 PM – Apr 3 @ 12:00 AM

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its April Main Gallery exhibition: Carbon Copies from the Hills by artist Walter Early. This exhibit will be a collection of sculptures highly influenced by nature. Early received his BFA from the University of Kentucky and his MFA from the University of Notre Dame. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and has lectured on art in the United States, Canada, and Honduras and was a resident artist at the Museum of Steel Sculpture in Coalbrookdale, England. This exhibit will be up from March 31-May 1, 2015.

April SmallWorks Opening Reception: Judy Sarosik @ City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Apr 2 @ 10:00 PM – Apr 3 @ 12:00 AM

The SmallWorks Gallery will feature Roots and Wings by origami artist Judy Sarosik. This Marquette native specializes in peace crane mobiles, as well as origami owls, butterflies, and fish. She has exhibited in several local shows and Midwest galleries and was recently invited to speak at the Michigan Art Teachers annual conference. Sarosik likes to create artwork that inspires peace and joy.

The shows will be running from March. 31 to May 1 and there will be an artist reception on Thursday, April 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.

April First Thursday Performance Series: Nick Adams and the Aral Sea Divers @ City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Apr 2 @ 11:00 PM – Apr 3 @ 12:30 AM

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center presents local band Nick Adams and the Aral Sea Divers on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free concert held in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette.

Nick Adams and the Aral Sea Divers were formed in the spring of 2014 by guitarist/vocalist Aaron O’Brien. The group creates a distinct style that combines elements of the swing, Dixieland, blues, big band, ragtime, and gypsy jazz of the 1920s and 30s. The band members consist of Roscoe Schieler on trombone, Audra Hagan on clarinet, Zac Ott on drums, Lucas Lafave on upright bass, and Matt Mitchell on violin. They play frequently in the Marquette region at a variety of establishments that range from retirement homes to breweries and everywhere in between.

Board of Zoning Appeals
Apr 2 @ 11:00 PM – Apr 3 @ 12:00 AM

Board of Zoning Appeals

Apr
3
Fri
2015
Lift Bridge Closures
Apr 3 all-day

Update provided March 13th:

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge will be closed from 9:00 pm Saturday, March 21st, to 8:30 am Sunday, March 22nd. No traffic will be allowed across the bridge during that time. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the bridge, you can wait out the closing at the Magnuson Franklin Square Inn in Houghton, or Lakeview Manor in Hancock. In the event of bad weather, the closing will be delayed until March 28th-29th.

Two-hour closures of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge have been scheduled for 2:00 to 4:00 am on March 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th. Additional closures will be scheduled at a later date. The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be lowering some of the balance chains on the bridge. Snowmobile traffic on the lower bridge deck will not be affected by these closures.

15-20 minute closures will take place intermittently on weeknights between 7:00 pm and 5:00 am.

For additional information, click here.

Randy McKay 3-on-3 Early Registration Deadline
Apr 3 all-day

The 17th Annual Randy McKay 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament will be held April 2nd through the 5th, at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. This year’s divisions are: Developing Mites, Mites, Squirt House, Squirt Travel, PeeWee House, PeeWee Travel, Bantam, High School/Midget, Men’s Open and Women’s Open.

Early bird pricing (through February 20th) is $180 per team and $25 per goaltender. After February 20th, the cost is $200 for teams and $30 per goalie. The final deadline to register is March 20th.

For more information or to register for the McKay 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament, click here.

Online at the Library
Apr 3 @ 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 Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. throughout the academic year except on days when Tech is not in session.

“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.

Blood Pressure Clinic
Apr 3 @ 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will offer a free blood pressure clinic during the meeting of the Crossroads Senior Citizen’s Club at the Stannard Township hall in Bruce Crossing.

Digital Technology Help Drop-in @ Peter White Public Library Shiras room
Apr 3 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The public is invited to drop in and take advantage of the digital technology outreach assistance from Northern Michigan University Information Technology student volunteers on Fridays, April 3-24 from 3:00-5:00pm in the Peter White Public Library Shiras room. This is the final month for this service before the summer break.

The drop in opportunity is for anyone having issues getting their laptops, tablets, e-readers, phones and other digital equipment up and running. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge for this volunteer service.

For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

Apr
4
Sat
2015
“Marbling Paper” Final Sign-Up Deadline @ Copper Country Community Arts Center
Apr 4 all-day

The Copper Country Community Arts Center presents “Marbling Paper” with Cynthia Coté.

Join Cynthia as she introduces the exciting art of paper marbling. Marbled paper is a decorative paper that is created by laying a specially treated sheet of paper across the surface of a vat of carrageen. The surface of the vat holds a pattern created with pigments and special metal combs used for the marbling process. Several styles of pattern making will be demonstrated. Students will learn about materials and techniques while creating a set of their own beautiful sheets.

The class will meet Saturday, April 11th, at 1:00.

The fee is $50.00 if registered and paid by March 28th; or $60.00 if registered by the final deadline of April 4th.

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

Lift Bridge Closures
Apr 4 all-day

Update provided March 13th:

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge will be closed from 9:00 pm Saturday, March 21st, to 8:30 am Sunday, March 22nd. No traffic will be allowed across the bridge during that time. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the bridge, you can wait out the closing at the Magnuson Franklin Square Inn in Houghton, or Lakeview Manor in Hancock. In the event of bad weather, the closing will be delayed until March 28th-29th.

Two-hour closures of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge have been scheduled for 2:00 to 4:00 am on March 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th. Additional closures will be scheduled at a later date. The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be lowering some of the balance chains on the bridge. Snowmobile traffic on the lower bridge deck will not be affected by these closures.

15-20 minute closures will take place intermittently on weeknights between 7:00 pm and 5:00 am.

For additional information, click here.

Randy McKay 3-on-3 Early Registration Deadline
Apr 4 all-day

The 17th Annual Randy McKay 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament will be held April 2nd through the 5th, at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. This year’s divisions are: Developing Mites, Mites, Squirt House, Squirt Travel, PeeWee House, PeeWee Travel, Bantam, High School/Midget, Men’s Open and Women’s Open.

Early bird pricing (through February 20th) is $180 per team and $25 per goaltender. After February 20th, the cost is $200 for teams and $30 per goalie. The final deadline to register is March 20th.

For more information or to register for the McKay 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament, click here.

Pancake/French Toast Breakfast – Calumet
Apr 4 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Calumet Township Fire Department will serve a pancake and French toast breakfast at the Fire Station on Mine Street.

Social Media Overview @ Peter White Public Library Shiras room
Apr 4 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Northern Michigan University Information Technology Student Professional volunteers invite the public take advantage of a presentation on Social Media options on Saturday April 4 from 12:00-2:00pm in the Peter White Public Library Shiras room. Participants are encourage to bring their own devices to get started immediately during the class.

This session is for anyone who is interested in social media options but not sure how to begin. The class will cover the media of interest to the participants: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Skype, Linked in, etc. Help will be available to get the participants’ devices up and running. There is no admission charge but registration is encouraged to help in planning.

For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call the library at 226-4318, to sign up.

Apr
5
Sun
2015
Lift Bridge Closures
Apr 5 all-day

Update provided March 13th:

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge will be closed from 9:00 pm Saturday, March 21st, to 8:30 am Sunday, March 22nd. No traffic will be allowed across the bridge during that time. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the bridge, you can wait out the closing at the Magnuson Franklin Square Inn in Houghton, or Lakeview Manor in Hancock. In the event of bad weather, the closing will be delayed until March 28th-29th.

Two-hour closures of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge have been scheduled for 2:00 to 4:00 am on March 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th. Additional closures will be scheduled at a later date. The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be lowering some of the balance chains on the bridge. Snowmobile traffic on the lower bridge deck will not be affected by these closures.

15-20 minute closures will take place intermittently on weeknights between 7:00 pm and 5:00 am.

For additional information, click here.

Randy McKay 3-on-3 Early Registration Deadline
Apr 5 all-day

The 17th Annual Randy McKay 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament will be held April 2nd through the 5th, at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. This year’s divisions are: Developing Mites, Mites, Squirt House, Squirt Travel, PeeWee House, PeeWee Travel, Bantam, High School/Midget, Men’s Open and Women’s Open.

Early bird pricing (through February 20th) is $180 per team and $25 per goaltender. After February 20th, the cost is $200 for teams and $30 per goalie. The final deadline to register is March 20th.

For more information or to register for the McKay 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament, click here.

Little Brothers Easter Dinners
Apr 5 @ 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly will again serve free Easter dinners for seniors who would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Dinners will be served at 2:00 at the following locations:

St. Ignatius Church, Houghton
The Church of the Resurrection in Hancock
Sacred Heart Church, Calumet
Copper City Community Building, Copper City
Grace Lutheran Church, South Range
Doelle Senior Center, Tapiola
St. Anne’s Church, Baraga
United Methodist Church, Ontonagon

Meals will also be delivered to home-bound seniors. Deliveries will begin at noon from Grace United Methodist Church in Houghton, and the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Laurium. To arrange a delivery, please call the Little Brothers office in Hancock at 482-6944. For more information, click here.

Apr
6
Mon
2015
Lift Bridge Closures
Apr 6 all-day

Update provided March 13th:

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge will be closed from 9:00 pm Saturday, March 21st, to 8:30 am Sunday, March 22nd. No traffic will be allowed across the bridge during that time. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the bridge, you can wait out the closing at the Magnuson Franklin Square Inn in Houghton, or Lakeview Manor in Hancock. In the event of bad weather, the closing will be delayed until March 28th-29th.

Two-hour closures of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge have been scheduled for 2:00 to 4:00 am on March 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th. Additional closures will be scheduled at a later date. The contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be lowering some of the balance chains on the bridge. Snowmobile traffic on the lower bridge deck will not be affected by these closures.

15-20 minute closures will take place intermittently on weeknights between 7:00 pm and 5:00 am.

For additional information, click here.