We try to make sure that events listed here are up to date, but all information shown is subject to change. If you or your organization has an event, the easiest way to get your event on ABC 10’s community calendar is to create a Facebook event, and invite our interactive media manager, Andrew Lorinser.

KEEP Collective Fundraiser to support Peyton and Skarlett
Mar 13 @ 11:59 pm – Mar 27 @ 11:59 pm

On March 8th, 2017 the lives of this family have been forever changed. When I found out I knew the Grandmother, Heidi Zorza, of these beautiful children, I just knew I wanted to have a fundraiser. I will be donating 100% of my commission, from this event, to this family for future costs that they will encounter during this difficult time in their lives. They were hit head on by an SUV. Ryan, Heidi’s son-in-law, had to be taken out of the car by the jaws of life. Skarlett, 5 years old, had intestinal injuries and has a spinal injury. Peyton, 7 years old, had more extensive injuries. She has a severe spinal cord injury that left her paralized from the neck down and they are unsure how much movement she will regain. They were both airlifted to Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. Ryan had a punctured lung along with multiple fractures including a spinal cord injury as well. The girls will be recovering for many months in Ann Arbor, MI. The family will need help with travel, food and accommodations. With every purchase from KEEP collective, you will be helping this family.

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Celebrate the UP! 2017 @ Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate the UP! 2017 in Marquette this March, begins on Tuesday, March 21st with three evening events and concludes on Saturday, March 25th with an all-day series of presentations, followed by a panel discussion and public reception. This year’s keynote speaker, writer and naturalist John Bates, will talk about “A Spirit of Place and Learning to Be at Home” at 9 a.m. on Saturday. For a complete schedule of events, visit .

Celebrate the UP! 2017 @ Peter White Public Library
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm

Get ready to Celebrate the UP! You are invited to join this year’s Celebrate the UP!, taking place at multiple venues, March 21st through the 25th.

Celebrate the UP! begins on Tuesday evening, March 21st with Dancing for the Earth, an outdoor performance by Carrie Biolo and Maria Formolo to honor the vernal equinox. An evening poetry reading, Putting Wetlands into Words, takes place on Wednesday March 22nd. Following UPEC’s annual membership meeting at Peter White Public Library, Sing the Wild UP! songwriting competition winners will perform on Friday night, March 24th at the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

Saturday March 25th features a full day of presentations (at the corners of Ridge and Front Streets – in rooms of the Peter White Public Library, the Landmark Inn, and the Marquette Women’s Federated Clubhouse), beginning with the 9 am keynote address by writer/naturalist John Bates on “Spirit of Place, and Learning to Be at Home.” Talks by Mary Burns, Dennis Pace and Troy Henderson, Kathleen Heideman and Julie Mowen, Tim Hunt, Bob Archibald, Dana Richter, Keith Glendon and Ella Skrocki, Bill Ziegler, Jim Compton, and Russell Magnaghi will follow, including children’s activities from 1:30 – 3:30 pm! The day ends with a panel discussion on “Making Conservation Work in Communities: Recent Success Stories” and a public reception.

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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Hosted by the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition.

Vertigo Theatre’s An Evening in the Park @ Peter White Public Library
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 9:00 pm

Tickets now on sale for Vertigo Theatre’s An Evening in the Park
The library is hosting a theatrical performance called An Evening in the Park, 2 one-act plays performed by Vertigo Theatre Company on Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25. Thursday and Friday performances are at 7:00 pm and Saturday’s is at 2:00 pm.
The Zoo Story by Edward Albee is set on a park bench in New York City’s Central Park. It opens as Jerry, a man in his thirties, says to Peter, a slightly older man reading a book, “I’ve been to the zoo.” Grannies by Jean McConnell is set at the seaside with 2 deck chairs. It features two grandmothers, Jenny, reluctantly looking after her teenage daughter’s child, and Barbara, desperately in love with her grandchild.
Ticket price is $10.00
People can purchase tickets in advance at the circulation desk with cash, check (payable to Peter White Public Library) or credit card.
People can purchase tickets at the door with cash or check only.
Tickets may be purchased over the phone (906/228-9510) by credit card.
Seating is limited (85 per show) and on a first come first serve basis.
Doors open 30 minutes before show time.

2017 SALSA MukLuk Fat Tire Bike Raffle for Start The Cycle @ Superior Dome
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm

2017 SALSA MukLuk fat tire bike Raffle tickets are being sold all weekend at the U.P Boat Sport and RV Show

Free Beginning Computer Help
Mar 25 @ 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 from September 10th through April 22nd, except when MTU is not in session (November 19th and 26th, December 17th, 24th and 31st, January 7th, March 4th and 11th).

BASIC: Building Adult Skills in Computing 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.

Local Pinewood Derby Race
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Daisy/Brownie/Girl Scout/Tiger/Wolf/Bear/Webelos….. get ready to race your cars!

Local Cub Scout Pack 333 Pine wood Derby race – Saturday, March 25th! 9 am – Noon @ St. Anthony’s church, Gwinn.

Rules below:
Rules contained in Official Grand Prix Pinewood Derby Kit (no. 17006) should be reviewed before beginning construction.

Car Specifications*:
1) Length – no longer than 7 inches
2) Width – no wider than 2 3⁄4 inches
3) Width between wheels – at least 1 3⁄4 inches
4) Weight – no greater than 5 ounces
5) Bottom clearance between car and track – at least 3/8 of an inch
*Scale and dimensions box at district finals will be considered official.

Axles and Wheels:
1) Only axles and wheels included in Official Pinewood Derby Kit or current BSA issue allowed.
2) The wheel or “tire” may not be altered, but plastic “flash” (molding imperfections and blemishes) may be removed through light sanding or polishing. The diameter and width of the
wheel/hub may not be reduced and the “tread” on the outer tire edge must be visible.
3) Washers, bushings, bearings, or springs are not allowed, regardless of material used.
4) The only lubricants allowed are dry graphite and B.S.A. approved Teflon powder. No oil, silicone, grease, or other liquid/gel lubricant is permitted.
5) Axle grooves may be re-sawed per kit instructions and hence, relocated.
6) The car must be freewheeling with no starting or power mechanisms installed.
7) Blemishes may be removed from axles, but the diameter of the head may not be reduced.

Miscellaneous Rules:
1) Add-ons such as drivers, spoilers, pipes, etc. are permitted as long as they do not interfere with
the clearance of the car or compromise its dimensions.
2) No loose material or parts are allowed. Everything must be secured to the car, by glue or fasteners, preferably. Tape may be used to securely add weight at check-in, but any weights or
other parts that fall off the car during a race remains off for the rest of the competition.
3) Once the car is approved for competition, only race officials may handle it.
4) Please make sure all paint on the car has dried. (For the benefit of car handlers and other cars.)
5) The zone personnel and race officials will not supply weights or graphite at check-in.
6) The scout should work on the car as much as his ability allows. His name, rank, phone number, and pack number must be written on the bottom of the car before it reaches the check-in table at the zone finals.
7) Please bring to the attention of a race official if your scout’s car has been mis-identified. This should not be a problem if Miscellaneous Rule #6 is followed.
8) No post-race protests by parents allowed. Inquiries into scoring methods will be addressed.

If a car does not pass inspection, the owner will be notified and allowed to make adjustments, if possible. If the owner isn’t present, a registered leader of the owner’s unit will be allowed to make
adjustments. Races will not be delayed to allow for pre-race adjustments. If a car does not pass inspection and no parent or registered leader is available, the car will not compete. If an entry has an irreversible infraction, i.e. illegal wheels/axles glued to the car, it will not be permitted to compete.

Since problems of this nature should be addressed at the pack level there will be NO EXCEPTIONS!

These rules have been adopted by the race committee out of the spirit of fairness and have been distributed to scout leaders prior to derby time. They are designed to curb controversy from arising on
race day, which can easily lead to a scout’s disappointment and take all the enjoyment out of a fun and exciting event.

MCHC Annual Tack SALE @ Negaunee Township Hall
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tack drop off 9am-10:30am
MCHC Members Only Shop: 10:30-11am
Open to Public: 11am-1pm
**$1.00 Entry at the door*
Concession stand, muck bucket & quilt raffles, bake sale.

All tack must be brought in prior to 10:30 AM.
Cash-out time for items sold will not begin until 1:15 PM. No Early Cash-outs!! 10% commission goes to the club on any items sold.
There is a minimum charge of $1.00 on every item that you have to sell. If you’re bringing a saddle to sell, please bring your own saddle rack.

***Please fill out the MCHC Tack Sale Sheet before you come in order to make checking in as quick and efficient as possible.***
Dowloadable form found on our website:

NMU Dance Team Tryouts @ PEIF
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm

Tryouts are being held March 25th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and March 26th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m in the dance studio at the PEIF. If you can’t make it to in person tryouts we do offer video tryouts as well. For more information email us at

2017 Annual Spring Holistic Health Fair @ U.P. Masonic Center
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Save the date for the 18th Annual Spring Holistic Health Fair, Saturday, March 25th from 10AM-4PM at the Masonic Lodge, 3rd floor, in downtown Marquette!

Meet local Practioners and Vendors!
Massage Therapy;Chiropractic; Natural Foods; Life Coaching; Essential Oils; Yoga; Energy Healing and much more!