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Into the Woods @ Forest Roberts Theatre
Nov 11 @ 7:30 PM – Dec 5 @ 7:30 PM

A childless baker and his wife venture into the woods to try and break the family curse placed on them by the witch. In the woods, they encounter Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack (and his beanstalk), Little Red Riding Hood and other fairytale characters. In Act II, the characters find out that “happily ever after” isn’t always quite so happy.

Performances will take place in the James A. Panowski Black Box theatre, which is located in the McClintock building on NMU’s campus.

Performances will be November 11-14 & 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. as well as matinee performances November 14, 15, & 21 at 1:00 p.m. There will also be performances December 2-5 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for the public, $10 for students, and $5 for NMU students. You can get your tickets online or at any NMU EZ Ticket outlet.

Visit http://www.nmu.edu/forestrobertstheatre/ or call the Forest Roberts Theatre Box office at (906)227-2553 for more information.


Adopt A Child for the Holidays @ Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan
Nov 27 @ 12:00 PM – Dec 7 @ 5:00 PM

Not every child is guaranteed a joyful Christmas. Adopt-A-Child provides a way to touch a child with your heartfelt donations. All of our children make gift lists and letters to Santa. Every gift counts, whether it be $5.00, $10.00, or simply a pair of slippers. You can adopt a child, a foster care family, or even one of our Residential Group Homes! This year, monetary donations are our greatest need.

If you are interested in participating in Adopt-A-Child please contact Kyle James via e-mail (kjames@tfhomes.org), Rich Rossway at rrossway@thhomes.org, or by telephone at 906-249-5437. You can also visit our website at www.teachingfamilyhomes.org and fill out a form.


Rock the Socks for Marquette Alternative School @ Wattsson & Wattsson Jewelers
Nov 30 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM

We are excited to be a drop off site for Marquette Alternative High School’s Rock the Socks project. For every pair of socks donated at our store, we will buy one pair of socks (up to $500 worth of socks).

Socks can be dropped off between 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Thrusday, and 10 a.m. – noon on Friday. We will be purchasing the matching socks on Friday before the bin is picked up.

Donated socks are distributed by Marquette Alternative High School to community organizations and schools throughout Marquette County.


Monday Nights with MrBC (Round 5) @ Rumorz Bar
Nov 30 @ 10:00 PM – Dec 1 @ 1:00 AM

Please join us for round 5 of Monday Night With Mr BC at Rumorz Bar in Ishpeming. Hope to see YOU there! 😉


Copper Country Radio Amateurs Meeting
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day

The Copper Country Radio Amateurs Association will meet at the Dollar Bay Fire Hall. Anyone interested in ham radio is invited.

Pasty Sale – Baraga
Dec 1 @ 9:00 AM – 9:00 AM

The Baraga American Legion Post will hold a pasty sale. Orders may be called in Monday and Tuesday morning to 353-6235, and may be picked up after 9:00 am.

December Senior Arts Series – Wooden Christmas Trees with Paulette Carr @ City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Dec 1 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The City of Marquette would like to announce the upcoming schedule for their Senior Arts Series. Classes are open to individuals ages 60+ and cater to a wide variety of skill levels. Participation is FREE to City of Marquette residents, but non-residents are welcome to attend for a small donation of $5 per class to help cover the cost of supplies and instruction.

Classes are offered on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 1-3 p.m. and take place at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center. All supplies are included, but interested parties must pre-register by contacting the City Senior Center at 228-0456.

December 1 & 15 – Wooden Christmas Tree, with Paulette Carr
Create a beautiful wooden Christmas tree using mixed mediums, including paper collage, painting, and ink stamping.

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0456 or email seniors@mqtcty.org.


ENL601 End of Term Grad Poetry Reading/Literary Moshpit @ Ore Dock Brewing Company
Dec 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Please join Patricia Killelea’s Graduate Poetry Workshop writers for an end-of-term poetry reading and potluck, followed by merriment.

Featured writers:

Deziree Brown
Sarah Bates
Karl Schroeder
Jacqueline Boucher
Caleb Nelson
Kelsey Lueptow
Eric Hautamaki
Sara Ryan
Christen Kauffman

I’m not sure what a literary moshpit is, but it sounds like something you really wouldn’t want to miss.


Blood Drive – Calumet
Dec 2 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The U.P. Regional Blood Center will hold a blood drive at Calumet High School. For an appointment, call Joe Heflin at 337-0311 ext. 2203.

December Monthly Dinner at Marquette Food Co-op @ Marquette Food Co-op
Dec 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join Northern Vegans for our monthly dinners every first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome.

For December we meet on Wednesday, December 2nd at 6pm at The Co-op.

Please order vegan* options when joining us.
No RSVP is required. Everyone is welcome.

The Co-op has several vegan options at their deli. They plan to provide even more options for this dinner! They also offer both vegan and gluten-free options. We meet in their cafeteria.

*Vegan omits all animal products including meat, dairy, eggs, and honey. Anything from the plant kingdom is vegan.


Hancock American Legion Meeting
Dec 2 @ 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Hancock American Legion Post 186 will hold its monthly meeting at the post home in Hancock. A social period begins at 6:00. The meeting will start at 7:00, and a light meal will be served. Members, their guests and prospective members are invited.

UP by Jason Jenson @ Michigan Made
Dec 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Create this fantastic original piece of art with instruction by local artisit Jason Jenson. painted on a 12 x 24 canvas with either white or black background. Cost is 35.00. You must call to register 906-273-2277


December Pack Meeting @ Sandy Knoll School
Dec 2 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

This is a change of date.
Popcorn money due.
Super Cub Theme.


Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Opening Reception
Dec 3 all-day

The 25th Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series will feature work by Eric Hongisto. Cangiantismo, a mixed media exhibit is featured at the Finlandia University Gallery, from December 3, 2015 through January 16, 2016.

An opening reception for the exhibit will take place at the gallery on Thursday, December 3, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, with an artist talk by Hongisto beginning at 7:30 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Hongisto is a Finnish American artist based in San Francisco. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1997 from Maine College and a Master of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing from Yale University in 1999. His artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the United States and he has received numerous grants and fellowships, including both a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. He is currently a professor of art at the University of San Francisco.

Hongisto will work with students from Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design students during his campus visit. Cangiantismo will be on display December 3, 2015 through January 16, 2016.

The Finlandia University Gallery is in the Finnish American Heritage Center in downtown Hancock. For more information, contact the Finlandia University Gallery at 487-7500.

Houghton County Fair Annual Meeting
Dec 3 – Dec 4 all-day

The Houghton County Fair Association will hold its annual meeting in the Sisu Room at the Houghton County Arena. Anyone interested in getting involved with the fair is invited.

Living Will Discussion
Dec 3 – Dec 4 all-day

The Portage Lake District Library will host a discussion about 5 Wishes, America’s most popular living will that is changing the way we talk about and plan for the end of life. Carol Pfefferkorn, an Advance Care Planning Facilitator for Omega House, will discuss what 5 Wishes is and describe how using it helps people make end of life decisions in areas that matter most: medical, legal, personal, and spiritual. Pfefferkorn will also explain how advance care planning enables people to make choices while they are still able to so that they can get the care they want and relieve family members from having to make decisions for them.

5 Wishes is written in everyday language and is used in all 50 states as well as in countries around the world. It meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in 42 states, and in the other 8 states it can be attached to the state’s required form. It is used as a helpful guide and documentation of a person’s last wishes.

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

Noteworthy Chorus Christmas Concert
Dec 3 – Dec 4 all-day

The Noteworthy Chorus will hold its annual Christmas concert at Sacred Heart Church in Calumet. “Sing with Joy” will include a variety of songs of the holiday season, ranging from sassy to reverant. Admission is free. A free will offering will be taken to benefit the CLK Food Pantry.

The Wizard of Oz Audition Workshop-SAY Theater @ Superior Arts Youth Theater
Dec 3 @ 5:00 PM – 7:45 PM


Thursday, December 3, 2015
5-5:45 p.m. Ages 4-8
6-6:45 p.m. Ages 9-13
7-7:45 p.m. Ages 14-18
Graveraet School, 611 N. Front St., Marquette, MI 49855
3rd floor

For those interested in auditioning for the Wizard of Oz, in this workshop we will go through ways to improve your audition and prepare for your upcoming audition. We will be discussing song selection, monologue selection, and tips for the dance auditions as well. From headshots, to audition material, to how to enter a room, to how to select a song cutting, to choosing the perfect monologue – this exciting workshop for ages 4-18 will take the mystery out of the audition process.

Participants will also learn about the new software for entering in conflicts which everyone auditioning will need to do before the call backs in order to be eligible for a callback.

This free workshop is a great opportunity to prepare to audition whether this is your first or 20th audition.

To sign up for this free event please email saytheater@gmail.com or call (906) 362-6453 to register. There is NO cost.

Please send your child(ten)’s name and age when registering.


12th Annual Celebrity Art Auction!!!!! @ Upper Peninsula Children's Museum
Dec 3 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Our 12th annual Celebrity Art Auction features work by our community’s most unexpected artists. The viewing is at 5:30pm and the auction starts at 7:00pm with our auctioneer Al Hunter. This event is FREE! Join us for the delectable Saykllys chocolate fountain, sip wine and beer, and enjoy light appetizers. Bucket raffle, photo booth and more!
Don’t miss this event!!!!
Thanks to our sponsors! Great Lakes Wine and Spirits, Sayklly’s, Super One Foods, Public Service Garage, Eagle Mine, Northern Hydroponics, River Valley Bank, Simple Beauty Photography, Double Trouble DJs


40th Annual Tree Lighting and Visits with Santa , 5th Annual Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade @ Downtown Marquette
Dec 3 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the fifth annual ‘Winter Snow Fun’ Holiday Parade, scheduled for Thursday, December 3, at 6 p.m. in Marquette’s Downtown District. Bundle up with friends and family as illuminated floats, tinsel-strewn trucks and colorful carolers transform Third Street into a magical scene from the North Pole. The parade will begin at the corner of North Third Street and Fair Avenue and end at the Marquette Commons.

The United States Postal Service will be collecting letters to Santa along the parade route. Letters should include a return address.

After the parade, spectators are welcomed to the Marquette Commons where Santa Claus and friends will light up Downtown at the 40th annual City of Marquette Tree Lighting. The Tree Lighting will include performances by the Marquette Redman Chorale, pony rides and photos with Santa.


BCMH Love Light Ceremony
Dec 3 @ 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The Baraga County Memorial Hospital Love Light Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in the hospital lobby. The public is invited. You can honor someone with a light on the tree by making a contribution of at least $5.00 to the baraga County home Care and Hospice Hospice Fund, and filling out the form available at the hospital, or in the L’Anse Sentinel. Donations must be received by December 1st.

Birch Bark Wine Holders! @ Garden Bouquet and Design
Dec 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Learn the artistry of crafting a birch bark wine holder with the staff at Garden Bouquet and Design! Registering includes all the materials and instructions, PLUS a wine tasting & a bottle of your favorite vintage. Class fee is $35.


Dog Therapy Nights: Dec. 3 & 8 @ Lydia M. Olson Library
Dec 3 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Stressed about finals? Come visit the Lydia Olson Library and play with some doggies! From 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, December 3 and Tuesday December 8 in the Lobby!


S.A.L Hamburger Night @ The American Legion Post 114
Dec 3 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Hamburger – $4.00
Hamburger & Fries – $6.00

Cheeseburger – $5.00
Cheeseburger & Fries – $7.00

Double Hamburger – $6.00
Double Hamburger & Fries – $8.00

Double Cheeseburger – $7.00
Double Cheeseburger & Fries – $9.00

Fries – $2.00
Bacon – (when available)

Donations used for S.A.L. & Veteran projects


Snowman Bottle Lamp Add on Class @ Michigan Made
Dec 3 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Create two bottle lamps with Instruction by Tami Westman. Bottles have been drilled to insert lights. Cost is 35.00 youmust call to register. Class is limited to 10 people