Second Sunday Folk Dance Concert
CRYSTAL FALLS – The Second Sunday Folk Dance will present a concert by Chris Kokesh and LJ Booth at 4 p.m. CST. Feb. 9 at the Fortune Lake Camp, Crystal Falls.
White Water opens the event with a short concert and will be joined by Carrie, Emma, and Susan Dlutkowski.
Music for the dance portion of the evening will be by The Front Parlor Dance Band with dance calling by Steve Kickert.
Wisconsin native LJ Booth has received significant acclaim as a songwriter. Hailing from Portland, Ore. Chris Kokesh developed her chops as the fiddle player for Misty River, a band that toured in the Northwest for 15 years. The duo combines LJ’s distinctive guitar playing and Chris’ s vibrant fiddling with sparkling harmony singing and great songs.
The Folk Dance will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $7 for adult and children 15 and under are free.
An old time music jam session lead by fiddler Bob Arthur will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the dining hall.
Bring an instrument, including your voice, and play along. There is no charge for the jam session.
Lodging is available at Fortune Lake Camp. For lodging reservations, call 906-875-3697.
Saturday Morning Art at library
MARQUETTE – Saturday Morning Art will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Children’s Room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
Kids’ Saturday Morning Art is for kindergarten through 4th grade students. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Winter Lover’s Market at Commons
MARQUETTE – Winter Lover’s Market, Cabin Fever Market, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Marquette Commons,112 S. Third St., Marquette.
There will be local produce, grass-fed and organically-raised meat, baked goods, candles, soap, body care products, jewelry, journals, knives, house wares, artwork, children’s toys, leather goods, nuno-felted and tie-dyed clothing. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/1394737567446286.
‘Meet the Beetles’ to perform
CALUMET – Meet The Beetles, a tribute band, will be performing at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Calumet Theatre, Calumet.
Meet The Beetles will be performing all the hit songs The Beatles played on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Calumet Theatre box office or by calling 906-337-2610.
Winter box office hours are Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5: p.m. and 2 1/2 hours before showtime.
The member discount is $20 for two tickets, plus members will receive two free Club Indigo film tickets and two free Movie Magic Film Series tickets when they present their Calumet Theatre Loves its Members postcard.
Breakfast buffet at Gwinn VFW
GWINN – A breakfast buffet will be from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at the Gwinn VFW Post 5670, Gwinn. The cost is $8 per person and kids under 10 are $5. The menu: pancakes, french toast, biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon & sausage, coffee, juice, milk.
Children’s ski event in Hancock
HANCOCK – The Barnelopet, a children’s ski event, will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 9
The event is for children ages 3 to 17. Participants can register at 1 p.m. in the Chalet, Hancock. Ski begins 2 p.m. on the Hancock ski trails. There will be prizes and snacks afterward. For more information, call Wayne Stordahl 482-0292 or visit www.keweenawnordic.org/bar nelopet/
Chocolate Festival held at NMU
MARQUETTE – The Superior Alliance for Independent Living Chocolate Festival will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Great Lakes Rooms of Northern Michigan University, Marquette.
All proceeds benefit the Single Point for Activities and Recreation inclusive social and recreation program. The Festival is for all ages and offers chocolate tastes, live entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes.
Tickets are on sale at the SAIL office for $10 individual or $25 for a family of 4.
Dance at Rock Community Center
ROCK – The Rock Community/Senior Center will host a dance from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 9.
Music will be provided by The Country Express. The cost is $5 per person. There will be a free will donation lunch. For more information, call 356-6588. All proceeds benefit the Senior Corporation.
Help offered for filing income tax
MARQUETTE -The Volunteer Tax Assistance Program will help citizens of Marquette and the surrounding areas with their federal income taxes from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9 through April 13.
Qualified Beta Alpha Psi members will electronically file basic returns for wage earners of under $52,000 per year. Assistance will be available at the Marquette Room of the University Center of Northern Michigan University, Marquette and in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette. Each filer must bring photo identification, a social security card for each relevant party, any relevant documentation of wages or income (W2, 1099-T), and a copy of last year’s return. For more information, email Lucas Verstegen at email@example.com or Nick Wahrer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marquette City Band to perform
MARQUETTE – The Marquette City Band under the direction of Dr. Stephen Grugin will perform at 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at Reynolds Recital Hall at the C.B. Hedgecock Building of Northern Michigan University, Marquette.
As a community band of adults and students from throughout the area, the Marquette City Band provides musical enjoyment for the general public, while giving band members opportunity to use their musical talents.
For more information, call Dr. Stephen Grugin 227-1040 or President Ben Bohnsack 250-7019 or visit www.marquettecityband.com.
Bulb garden workshop Feb. 19
MARQUETTE – A bulb garden workshop will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at 1007 North Third Street, Marquette. The class will teach participants how to plant a bulb garden and how to take care of it. The cost is $20. For more information or to sign up, call 273-1335. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 10. Payment is required at time of sign up.
U.P.?Choral Leadership Award
MARQUETTE – The Marquette Choral Society seeks nominations for its annual Upper Peninsula Choral Leadership Award.
Nominations must be submitted by Feb. 10 in writing, and provide evidence that the nominee has at least 10 years service to choral music in the Upper Peninsula and has demonstrated excellence in teaching, conducting, and/or support for quality choral music in the Upper Peninsula. The award may be posthumously presented, a maximum of two awards per year may be granted, and a person cannot receive the award more than once.
Nominations can be submitted to: The Marquette Choral Society, P.O. Box 7104, Marquette, MI 49855.
Behind-the-scenes at Donckers
MARQUETTE – Donckers owners Tom Vear and Jen Ray will give a behind-the-scenes look at their candy-making operation from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Donckers, Marquette. Pre-register by Feb. 10 by calling 227-2979. The cost is free for NCLL members and $5 for non-members.
Registration for kindergarten
ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming School District will be conducting kindergarten registration for the 2014-2015 school year March 5 through March 7 at the Birchview Elementary School, Ishpeming.
The Marquette County Health Department will conduct hearing and vision screenings as part of the registration process. Parents must have the child’s birth certificate and immunization record at the time of registration.
Parents with children who will be 5 on or before Oct. 1, are requested to call the Birchview Elementary School at 485-6341 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to schedule an appointment.
If the child will turn 5 between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 and the child appears ready for Kindergarten, the parent may fill out a waiver.