'Old Man in Love' in Curtis
CURTIS - The Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis will present "Old Man in Love," a one man, two-act play written and performed by Jay Stielstra. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Judy Banker, Chris Buhalis and Jason Dennie will provide music throughout the performance.
The play features an old man reminiscing about the great loves of his life: the women, and the woods and waters of the Great Lakes country. He shares his memories through monologues, songs, and poetry.
Tickets cost $15 and are available in advance at the Erickson Center's office or by phone at 906-586-9974. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.
Committee seeks new members
ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming Lake Bancroft Committee is seeking two new members. Ishpeming residents with a desire to work on projects related to preserving Lake Bancroft are requested to submit a letter of interest to City Manager's Office, Attention: Jim Bertucci, Chairman, 100 E. Division St., Ishpeming, MI 49849, or email email@example.com with "Lake Bancroft Committee" in the subject line.
Firecracker run registration open
ISHPEMING - The 24th annual Firecracker 5k and 1-mile run will be held July 4 at the Al Quaal Recreation Park on the trails. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and the race will start at 8:45 a.m.
The entry fees costs $16 until Monday. After that date and the day of the race, the cost will be $20.
Ribbons will be awarded to the top three finishers in all age groups. A goody table will be available, and T-shirts will be given to each participant.
Entry forms may be picked up at the Ishpeming Chamber of Commerce along U.S. 41 or online at U.P. Road Runners. For more information, call 486-8080.
Elba Morse Club to meet
MARQUETTE - The Elba Morse Club will have a social meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Wahlstrom's Restaurant in Harvey. The meeting is open to all retired nurses and their guests.
Workshop proposals sought
MARQUETTE - Great Lakes Center for Youth Development seeks workshop proposals for the ninth annual U.P. Nonprofit Conference which will be held Friday, Oct. 18 at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.
The conference, themed "Pulling Together. Making a Difference," will feature workshops that deliver relevant and thought-provoking information and concepts.
Attendees will focus on pulling together resources, knowledge and contacts to make a difference in their communities. The theme stems from the idea of collective impact, an approach to solving societal problems based on the idea that no organization acting alone can solve complex issues.
Submission deadline June 28. The workshop RFP is available at www.glcyd.org/rfp.php.
For more information on the conference, visit www.glcyd.org or call 906-228-8919.
Rummage sale to aid UPAWS
MARQUETTE - A rummage sale to benefit the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter will continue take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Masonic Building, 128 W. Washington St. in Marquette. The sale will continue Aug. 2-4 in the same location.
Sale items will include baby clothes and supplies, kid toys and games, books, videos, clothes, home decor, new dishes, pet items, exercise equipment and more.
Proceeds will go to UPAWS to support homeless pets. Donations for coming rummage sales may be brought to the Masonic Building from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
For more information, call UPAWS at 475-6661 or visit upaws.org.
Fundraiser set in West Branch
WEST BRANCH - The South County Fund Committee will hold a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the West Branch Township Hall, 1016 County Road 545 North. The event will include pies for sale, a flea market and a craft sale. Lunch will be provided also. Monies raised will be used for local youth recreation, and the local food bank.
Table rental costs $10. For more information, call 942-7737.
Critter swap in Trenary
TRENARY - Great Northern Poultry and Livestock Connection will hold a second swap from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at Holmquist Feed Mill in Trenary.
Selling is free to GNPLC members, $5 for others. Membership costs $15 per year, per family. A silent auction will run from 10 a.m. to noon. Donations for auction are accepted and appreciated. Included will be a 50/50 raffle, music by Maude, with concessions available.
Admission is free, and the public is welcome. For more information, call 225-9920 or 906-942-7640.
Festival of Treasures slated
ISHPEMING - Festival of Treasures will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 3 in downtown Ishpeming.
Featured will be music, sales, children's activities, food and refreshments. Crafters and other vendors will be under the tents.
ISHPEMING - Featured on the Ishpeming Area Historical Society's 11th annual Historic Home Tour from noon to 5 p.m. June 30 are three homes, a former business with its 1930s truck, the "Anatomy of a Murder" signature wall and a garden. Light refreshments will be served at Andriacchi's Store. The cost of $8 supports the non-profit society as Ishpeming's history is shared with the community.
Advance tickets are available at the Main Street Antique Mall, Peninsula Bank downtown, Andriacchi's Store, Midtown Bakery and Cliff's Mine Shaft Museum. Tickets are also available the day of the tour at any participating home. This year's tour is supported in part by Ishpeming's DDA, and Peninsula Bank.
Summer market, pie sale set
WEST BRANCH - The South County Fund Committee will sponsor a summer market and pie sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the West Branch Township Hall, 1016 County Road 545 North. The event will include a flea market and crafts, with all proceeds to support local youth activities and the Victory Food Pantry.
Vendors wishing to sell items or display merchandise should call 906-942-7737 or 906-942-7411.
Dinner to aid Nylander family
NEGAUNEE - A spaghetti dinner benefit for the Jeff Nylander family to help defray medical expenses will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Negaunee Eagles, 309 Iron St. in Negaunee. The event will include a cash bar, live music, a raffle, 50/50 and door prizes. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 children 10 and younger.
For raffle donations, ticket purchase or more information, call Molly Taseris at 475-7971.
Fair and car show in Rock
ROCK - Rock's inaugural Country Fair and Classic Car Show will take place Saturday at the Lions Clubhouse grounds on M-35 in Rock. Activities will include a classic car show, country market, exhibits of food/flowers/wood/sewing, music, a beer tent, photo booth, Yooper olympics, concessions, raffles and games. All of the games are free for all ages. Admission is $1.
Vendors are needed for the craft and flea market. Individuals also may enter a classic car in the show, enter an exhibit for judging, or be an event sponsor.
For more information, including a list of the days events or to obtain registration forms, call 906-356-6420 or visit rockinit2013.homestead.com. All proceeds will go toward local senior citizen activities and Lions Club charities.
Huntington's walk slated
MARQUETTE - Walk for Huntington's U.P. Hearts for Huntington's will be held at 1:30 p.m. June 30 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Registration costs $15 and will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Beverages and T-shirts will be provided. For more information, call 360-8886 or email atitus432@yahoo .com.
MooseWood offers summer camp
MARQUETTE - The MooseWood Nature Center in Marquette is offering a summer camp called "Roughing It Easy" for children age 9-12 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 9-11. Moosewood Director Andrew Bek will lead this camp and explore living outdoors with activities including basic methods and skills involved in outdoor cooking, how to build a fire and simple recipes to use for quick outdoor cooking using recycled materials.
Cost is $65 for MooseWood members, $75 for others. Space is limited, so preregistration requested prior to July 1.
For more information or to register, call 228-6250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer day camps offered
GRAND MARAIS - Nature Explorers Summer Day Camps will be offered July 1-3, July 5-6, July 8-11, July 29 to Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9 at the Burt Township School in Grand Marais. The camps are for ages 4-11 and will include interactive games, art projects and nature walks.
The cost is $120 per week, $30 per day and $15 for a half day. Sibling rates are available.
For information or to register, call Amalia Fernand at 231-651-9466, 906-494-2650 or email amaliaceleste@ gmail.com, or visit www.natureexplorersinternational.com.
'Mandy Day' event at Al Quaal
ISHPEMING - "Because of Mandy Day," will be held from noon to 4 p.m. June 30 at Al Quaal Recreation Area, 501 Poplar St., Ishpeming.
The event, which supports saving dogs from euthanasia in high-kill shelters across the U.S., will include food, a bake sale, a silent auction, pet pictures and face painting.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their dog.