Beaumier Coffee House concert
MARQUETTE – The next Beaumier Coffee House Series concert will feature performances by two singer-songwriters Bailey Hubbs, accompanied by her father Rusty, and Dave Cormier at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 in the Peter White Lounge of the University Center at Northern Michigan University, Marquette.
Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
Hubbs is still only in high school, but has a strong singing voice and is a burgeoning songwriter in her own right.
A member of the Wednesday Night Music Club, she regularly performs at venues in Ishpeming and for benefits throughout the community. Rusty, is an accomplished guitarist, singer and songwriter, with three decades of experience performing in blues bands and as a solo artist.
Cormier formed his first band, Westwind, when he was still only a junior high student in Wakefield.
Along with some other musicians from Wakefield, he formed the heavy metal band, Toy Jester, which was a fixture in the hard rock scene of Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula for many years.
Cormier relocated to his home town in the 1990s and has only recently begun to perform again and release his solo recordings.
Legion Hockey hosting fundraiser
MARQUETTE – The Marquette American Legion Hockey team will host its annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Marquette American Legion Post #44, 700 W. Bluff Street, Marquette. There will be a full Spaghetti dinner put on by the players for $5 per ticket. There will also be numerous raffle drawings.
All proceeds will be donated to the family of a teammate dealing with the devastating effects of cancer.
This dedicated mother of three is battling courageously and the family is facing many challenges.
Tickets are available at Perani’s Hockey World, Superior Hockey, Range Bank Marquette, Northern Awning and Window, Eagle Radio and through the Marquette Legion Hockey team. Tickets will also be available at the door. Donations can be made at the Upper Peninsula Catholic Credit Union to the Amy’s Benefit account.
Tahquanenon Sled Dog Race
NEWBERRY – The Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race will be at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 4 beginning at Muskallonge Lake State Park, north of Newberry.
There will be several levels of racing, featuring a 12 dog pro (62 miles), 8 dog pro (41 miles) as well as recreational classes of 6 dog (30 miles) and 4 dog (17 miles), as well as a youth class.
The teams will be leaving in one to two minute intervals throughout the morning. All teams will return to finish in the park during Saturday afternoon.
During the event various vendors will be available, and Muskallonge Lake State Park will provide activities for spectators, as well as provide opportunities for winter camping during the weekend.
For more information, call Jon Brown at 906-420-3203 or visit www.tcsdr.org/ or send email to: