Kids’ Saturday Morning Art
MARQUETTE -Kids’ Saturday Morning Art will be held 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 in the Peter White Public
Library Children’s Room, Marquette. The event is for kindergarteners through fourth graders. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.
‘The Life of a Lake’ presentation
HOUGHTON -Take in the fall colors aboard the Isle Royale Queen IV as Michigan Tech Professors Emeriti Larry Lankton and Bill Rose present “The Life of a Lake: the Geologic and Human History of the Keweenaw Waterway,” at 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., check in at 1:30 p.m., Saturday at the Houghton waterfront west of the bridge across from Aspirus Keweenaw Medical Arts, Houghton.
The cost is $25 or $20 IRKPA members. Reservations recommended: space is limited. Purchase tickets online at www.irkpa.org or print a registration form and mail check. Any unsold tickets will go on sale at the dock 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, email email@example.com or call 906-482-7860.
Soup, sandwich, and pie sale
SKANDIA – A craft, bazaar, soup, sandwich and pie sale takes place at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the West Branch Township Hall, Skandia.
Walk Against Domestic Violence
BARAGA – The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will hold the 5th Annual Chelsey LaFernier Memorial Walk Against Domestic Violence at 11 a.m. Saturday at the corner of McGillan Street and Lyons Avenue, and will conclude at the Ojibwa Senior Center, Baraga.
The walk is to commemorate the life of Tribal member, Chelsey LaFernier, whose life was taken on the KBIC Reservation in January 2009.
The keynote speaker is Lily Marcotte who is a KBIC member and sister of the late Chelsey LaFernier. Also speaking are Molly Loonsfoot and Wausaumoutouikwe Sandman-Shalifoe who are also KBIC Tribal members. All three members will share their experiences, strength and hope with their community on this day of remembrance and honor. A feast will follow along with a drawing/fundraiser.
Ceremonial events such as drumming and prayers in and around the facility will be closed to the media.
Party with a Purpose planned
HARVEY – This month’s Party with a Purpose Fundraiser will be “Miles for Makayla” at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bayou Bar & Grill, Harvey.
Makayla Mayo graduated in June from Gwinn High School and two weeks later had a ruptured brain aneurysm.
She spent 60 days at the U of M Hospital and recently came home.
A portion of sales will be donated to help raise money toward the expenses incurred.
Sons of Union Vets set to meet
MARQUETTE -Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the board room on the basement level of the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans, Marquette.
The program portion of the meeting will be a presentation by member Jim Decremer about his recent visit to Gettysburg and other battlefields in its vicinity.
The camp is composed of Upper Peninsula residents from Brimley to Menominee who have an interest in the Civil War. It specifically works to collect, preserve, and document the location of records, artifacts, and memorabilia and to locate, mark, record, and maintain the graves of Civil War soldiers. For more information, call Commander Dewey Jones 906-361-965, visit suvcw.org/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Used book sale at Carnegie
ISHPEMING -Used book sale from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Margaret Dundon Reading Room, Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library, Ishpeming. Hard covers: 50 cents, paperbacks: 25 cents.
Legion hosting auxiliary bingo
LITTLE LAKE – The American Legion Post 349 will host auxiliary bingo Oct 6 in Little Lake. Early birds will be at 1:30 p.m. and the regular session will start at 2 p.m.
For more information, call 346-6000.
‘Poems to Catch Your Eye’ set
MARQUETTE -A poetry writing workshop “Poems to Catch Your Eye: Using Nature & Exploration as Models,” led by Russ Thorburn, the U.P.’s first Poet Laureate, will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room, Marquette.
The workshop is free and for grades 8 and up.
A revision for publication session for those who attend program will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27, in the Library’s Dandelion Cottage Room.
For more information, call 226-4320 or visit the Children’s desk.
Eat Wings, Raise Funds campaign
MARQUETTE -The Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative of Marquette has teamed up with Buffalo Wild Wings as part of their Eat Wings, Raise Funds campaign.
Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15 percent of pre-taxed food purchases from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7 to MYOI. Tickets must be presented by patrons for the donation to apply. To obtain tickets or for more information email Jason Sides at email@example.com.
‘Patriot’s Pen’ Essay Competition
NEGAUNEE -The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 3165 is now accepting submission for the “Patriot’s Pen” Essay Competition.
Middle School students in grades 6-8 have the opportunity to compete in the VFW’s annual essay competition and win thousands of dollars.
Students begin by competing at the local post level. Post winners advance to district, and the winners of districts compete in the state competition. The state winners compete for $46,000 in awards.
Students are invited to write a 300-400 word essay on “What Patriotism Means to Me” with the deadline Oct. 10. For more information, call 458-2261 or visit www.VFW.org.