The local scene

A calendar of local arts and entertainment events


The Iron Mountain Music Jams are held the last Saturday of the month at the Crystal Lake Senior Center from 1-4 p.m. This is an acoustic jam and welcomes players from all levels. There is no fee and listeners are welcome. The upcoming jams will be Friday.

For more information call Kathy Falls 828-1825 or email

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-5:45 p.m. — Dance Zone offers a salsa workout. Learn the steps to Latin dances while toning your body and increasing your stamina. $2 per session. Dance Zone 1113 Lincoln Ave., Marquette. For more information, call 236-1457.

Tuesdays and Fridays, 2-3:15 PM – Movement and Dancing for Parkinson’s. Dancing has been shown to reduce Parkinson’s symptoms and improve balance. At Dance Zone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. in Marquette. For more information, call Mary at (906) 225-7760. This class is jointly sponsored by Lake Superior Hospice and Dance Zone. Free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. — International Folk Dancing. Dances from around the world. Learn a new culture through dance. No experience or partner needed. Bring clean shoes to protect the floor. All dances are taught. Free and open to the community; new dancers are welcome. Dance Zone 1113 Lincoln Ave., Marquette. For more information, call 236-1457.

Mondays, 6-7:30 – Modern Western Square Dance Class (12 lessons) – Learn Square Dancing basics. No partner or experience necessary. At Dance Zone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. in Marquette. For more information call Marge at 906-236-1457. $15 per person for the class or $2 per person per lesson. Please wear clean-soled low tread shoes to protect the dancers’ knees.

Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. — Ongoing Ballroom dance lessons; class teaches waltz, fox trot, tango, rumba, cha cha, swing, etc. Beginners are welcome. Learn the basic steps and a routine to each style. Patient teaching; good results with rank beginners. Participants are asked to bring clean shoes. Dance Zone 1113 Lincoln Ave., Marquette. For more information, call 236-1457 for more information.

Michigan Iron Industry

Museum special events

NEGAUNEE — Here is a list of the special events planned at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in 2018.


29th annual Antique Auto Exhibit, June 17 (Father’s Day)

This event goes from noon to 4 p.m. More than 50-vintage vehicles from the 1910s to 1969; live music by the Bluffs Orchestra (jazz and swing); food concession.


July 13, 20 and 27

Start times: 9 a.m. Enjoy a casual-historic interpretive bike tour from the Michigan Iron Industry Museum to Ishpeming, and back on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Registration required in advance. Call 906-475-7857 or email for more information.


Aug. 4 and 5

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Iron Range artisans display and demonstrate traditional metalworking, woodworking, and textiles from the Industrial Age. Period music, food, demonstrations, old- fashioned children’s games.


Sept. 27 and 28, school groups and Sept. 29

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Civil War Artillery Encampment featuring military camp life; costumed interpreters; cannon demonstrations; cooking demonstrations; period music; children’s games and activities. A two-day educational event for scheduled school groups (Thursday and Friday) and general public (Saturday).

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum is located at 73 Forge Road, Negaunee. Call 906-475-7857 for more information.