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May
4
Mon
2015
Forty Years of Collecting: Highlights from the Permanent Collection @ DeVos Art Museum
May 4 – Aug 16 all-day

Lee Hall Gallery was established at NMU in 1975 to showcase faculty and student work. Over the past forty years donors of artwork, funding and time have given generously to help bring the gallery to museum status with a diverse permanent art collection. Now the DeVos Art Museum holds over 1,500 pieces of artwork, artifact and ephemera from as near as Marquette to as far as Japan. Plans are in place to showcase the collection more regularly – this exhibition gives a hint at what’s to come.

Selections from different areas of focus within the collection will be displayed, including Print/Illustration (lithographs by László Dús), Japanese Art (netsuke, woodworking objects and woodblock prints), Local and Regional Contemporary Art (new acquisitions from Tom Ferguson, Stan Hill, Susanne Kilpela, Andrew Ranville, John Hubbard, Greg Green, Jack Oyler, Nita Engle Carol Phillips and James Quirk) and Native American Art (quill boxes, black ash baskets and birchbark bitings).

On display through July 12, 2015. Free and open to the public. Museum hours:

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 10am-5pm
Thurs: Noon-8pm
Sat/Sun: 1-4pm

May
25
Mon
2015
Lift Bridge Closures
May 25 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.

Memorial Day Breakfast – Lake Linden
May 25 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

VFW Post 90 in Lake Linden will serve a Memorial Day breakfast. Enjoy scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, American fries, orange juice and coffee for $7.00 for adults, and $4.00 for children under age 12.

May
26
Tue
2015
Lift Bridge Closures
May 26 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.

Police/Fire Retirement System
May 26 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Police/Fire Retirement System

Blood Drive – Houghton
May 26 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The U.P. Regional Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the River Valley Bank office Houghton. For an appointment, call Brian Donnelly at 483-2605.

Blood Pressure Clinic
May 26 @ 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will offer a free blood pressure clinic at Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet.

Blood Drive – Calumet
May 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The U.P. Regional Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the River Valley Bank office in Calumet. For an appointment, call April Fontaine at 337-6901.

Marquette Board of Light and Power
May 26 @ 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Marquette Board of Light and Power

City Commission Meeting
May 26 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
City Commission Meeting
May 26 @ 11:00 PM – May 27 @ 2:00 AM

Marquette City Commission Regular Meeting

May
27
Wed
2015
Call to Artists: Community Art Exhibit @ City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
May 27 all-day

CALL TO ARTISTS: WOODLAND OFFSHOOT COMMUNITY EXHIBIT

The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is accepting entries for a Woodland Offshoot exhibit “The Nature of Art.” This community exhibition is sponsored by the Lake Superior Art Association, the MACC and the Peter White Public Library. Artwork that is inspired by nature will be accepted.  This is a non-juried exhibition open to the public, all media is welcomed.

The exhibition will be held at the Peter White Public Library in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery located at 217 N. Front Street, June 1 through July 30, 2015. There will be a reception on Thursday, June 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. Artists and public are welcome to attend.

Entry forms and guidelines for the show can be picked up in the SmallWorks Gallery at the MACC.  Artwork (with entry forms attached) is due on Wednesday, May 27 or Thursday, May 28 before 5 p.m. and artists will pick up their work in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery on Friday, July 31 between 1 and 5 p.m.

This exhibit is part of a series of programs (The Woodland OffShoot) in the community that derived from the exhibit “Woodland” by internationally recognized filmmaker and artist Suzan Pitt hosted at the Marquette Regional History Museum from May 4 to August 29. Pitt will be in Marquette during the month of June for these programs.

Lift Bridge Closures
May 27 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.

Blood Drive – Houghton
May 27 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The U.P. Regional Blood Center will hold a blood drive at Ontonagon’s Upper Great Lakes Family Health. For an appointment, call Lynn Siren at 884-4120.

May
28
Thu
2015
Lift Bridge Closures
May 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.

MSHS Graduation @ Russell
May 28 – Jun 1 all-day
Randy McKay 3-on-3 Final Registration Deadline
May 28 all-day

The 17th Annual Randy McKay 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament will be held June 11th through the 14th, 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.

The final deadline to register is May 28th.

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

City of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
May 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

City of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

Good Mourning Support Group
May 28 @ 10:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Portage Health Hospice, in collaboration with GardenView Assisted Living and Memory Care, sponsors “Good Mourning.” Good Mourning is a social bereavement support group for adults who have lost a loved one. This bereavement support group will aide participants in their grief journey as they work toward the reconciliation of the death of their loved one while offering social contact with others who share their experience.

Good Mourning meets the fourth Thursday of each month at GardenView in Calumet.

For more information please contact Marianne Berghefer from Portage Health Hospice at 483-1160 or Tina Heble from GardenView Assisted Living and Memory Care at 337-0800.

Blood Pressure Clinic – Stanton
May 28 @ 4:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice will hold a free blood pressure clinic at the Stanton Senior Citizens’ Group meeting.

“Anne of Green Gables”
May 28 @ 7:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The Calumet Players present Anne of Green Gables at the Calumet Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 28th, 29th and 30th) at 7:30 each evening.

For tickets or more information, call the Calumet Theatre box office at 337-2610.

May
29
Fri
2015
Lift Bridge Closures
May 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.

Ontonagon Lake Trout Classic
May 29 all-day

The 2015 Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Lake Trout Classic will be held Friday, May 29th through Sunday, May 31st in Ontonagon and Silver City. The schedule includes:
– The Ladies’ Powder Puff Tourney on Friday from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.
– The Lake Trout Classic, Saturday from 5:30 am to 3:00 pm; and Sunday from 5:30 am to 2:00 pm.
– The Awards Ceremony Sunday at 3:00 pm.

The annual BBQ for Life Cook Off will take place Saturday, with proceeds going to the Ontonagon County Cancer Association.

Registration forms and entry fees are due by May 23rd. To sign up, and get the full rules and schedule, call 884-2770, email larry@greigstackleshop.com, or click here.

“Anne of Green Gables”
May 29 @ 7:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The Calumet Players present Anne of Green Gables at the Calumet Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 28th, 29th and 30th) at 7:30 each evening.

For tickets or more information, call the Calumet Theatre box office at 337-2610.

Mom Prom
May 29 @ 11:30 PM – May 30 @ 3:00 AM

Ladies ages 21 and older are invited to get out their old prom, bridesmaids or other formal dresses for a special Mom Prom. Bring your friends to the Finnish-American Heritage Center for a night of fun and dancing!

Your ticket includes admission, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, sweets, dancing, a queen crowning, and a group dance led by Sylvia Schourek Frazier of the Superior School of Dance.

Tickets are $30.00 in advance, or $40.00 at the door. Advance tickets are available until May 26th. To buy yours, click here.

Proceeds will assist D.J. and Amanda Rasner with their adoption.