Rummage sale to aid UPAWS
MARQUETTE – The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter will sponsor a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Saturday at 128 W. Washington St. in Marquette. Items for sale will include clothing, childrens clothing, toys, electronics, dishes, home decor, furniture, books and more.
Rummage-bake sale at Redeemer
MARQUETTE – Redeemer Lutheran Church will hold a rummage-bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1700 W. Fair Ave., Marquette.
The proceeds will be used on a mission trip in July. The team will be working in the Latino district of Detroit assisting members of a local church to refurbish an old school building, turning it into a community center.
The rummage sale will feature household items, collectibles, books, jewelry. Of interest will be necklaces made by the Tolupans, an indigenous native people living in the mountains of Honduras.
Tai Chi workshop at Grace UMC
MARQUETTE – A workshop on the practice of Tai Chi Chuan will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church, 927 W. Fair Ave. in Marquette. No prior experience is necessary.
A focus during the workshop will be on the Tai Chi short staff form. Cost is $25.
For more information, call 228-5494.
The workshop is sponsored by The Cedar Tree Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides services and initiates projects in the areas of mental health, religion, and the environment.
MCCD selling grass, wildflowers
MARQUETTE – The Marquette County Conservation District will host a Spring Grasses and Wildflower Sale from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 11 at the District Office, 780 Commerce Drive, Suite B in Marquette.
A variety of grasses and wildflowers will be available for sale at $2 per plant. Some of the species may include coreopsis, purple coneflower, blue flag iris, Canadian wild rye and big and little blue stem grass.
For more information, call 226-2461, ext. 102.
Museum offers open house
BARAGA – The Baraga County Historical Museum will kick off its 2013 summer season with an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the museum will be free for the day and light refreshments will be served.
New exhibits being unveiled that day include a wide variety of historic artifacts and documents that have not previously been part of displays at the museum. “A Baraga County Timeline,” for example, includes items as diverse as a first edition of the Rev. John Pitezel’s 1857 memoir, Light and shades of missionary life; a log branding iron from the Hebard Lumber Company; souvenirs from the short-lived Pines Casino; and one of Oralie Kurtz’s famous hats.
Similarly, objects in the “Finns and Finnish Americans in Baraga County” exhibit touch on multiple aspects of Finnish heritage and culture. The artifacts include a trophy won by amateur athlete William Keranen for placing first in the decathlon in 1916, traditional rag rugs, and paper ephemera such as a calendar from the Aura co-operative store.
In addition to the new exhibits, visitors to the museum will see additions and changes to the permanent displays. Historical society members have updated labels and re-arranged items to make it clearer how different artifacts were used and what those artifacts mean within the overall history of Baraga County. Permanent exhibits include a collection of children’s toys, the Ruona Logging Tools collection, an exhibit on railroads in Baraga County, and an exhibit honoring members of the military.
The museum is located at 803 U.S. 41 South in Baraga. Regular hours for the summer season are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
For more information, visit www.baragacountyhistoricalmuseum.com or call 906-353-8444.