UPAWS gala planned for Friday
MARQUETTE — Cause for Paws Annual Gala is one of the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter’s biggest fundraisers of the year.
It celebrates the bond between people and their pets, and supports the local no-kill shelter at the same time.
This year’s Cause for Paws Gala will be held at the Marquette Masonic Building from 6-10 p.m. Friday. Participants enjoy an evening of entertainment with hors d’ouevres by Just Right Catering, a gourmet chocolate tasting by Donckers and Sayklly’s, cash bar, 50/50 drawings, tons of raffle prizes, silent auction, live auction, and live music by Iron Daisy.
This year’s auction and bucket raffle selection will not disappoint, including autographed sports memorabilia, local artwork, jewelry, plenty of gift baskets, pet items, home decor, beer, wine, a taste of Marquette County restaurant gift certificate package and much more. These is a fabulous door prize drawing as well.
A limited number of tickets will be available for the gala. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
All proceeds from the Cause for Paws Gala will go to help animals find a loving forever home. Call 475-6661 for more information, or visit the website www.upaws.org for more information on this fun event.
Anyone interested in becoming an event sponsor or donor can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert, workshop slated
MARQUETTE — Enjoy an evening concert and afternoon workshop with Wayne Henderson and Helen White at the Peter White Public Library at 7 p.m. Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday in the library’s community room.
Wayne Henderson is a National Heritage Award recipient honored for his craftsmanship as a luthier and his renowned finger-style Appalachian guitar playing. His instruments are coveted worldwide and he sports a long waiting list for his guitars, mandolins, and banjos. Wayne’s lightning fast, articulate playing style was influenced by Doc Watson and EC Ball. His repertoire includes Appalachian fiddle tunes, Carter Family melodies and a few swing and rockabilly standards. He has won more awards at the Galax Fiddlers Convention than any other competitor in its seventy-seven-year history.
A singer, fiddler, guitarist and tunesmith, Helen White has toured extensively with Wayne in the U.S. and Europe. Her compositions include works for theater and video projects as well as a Booklist honored recording of original songs for children. Helen is the founder and served as director of the Junior Appalachian Musicians program at the local and regional level for 15 years.
For Saturday’s workshop, Wayne and Helen will do a “Talk and Demonstration” on the traditional Appalachian style music they play, moderated by Phil Watt. Topics will include their backgrounds, how they became interested in music, and the art of instrument building, during which a few tunes will be played. The format will be informal … an opportunity to be up close and interact with the artists.
For Friday’s concert there is a $5 cover charge for adults at the door. The Saturday workshop is free thanks to sponsorship by the Hiawatha Music Cooperative and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Bog Walk set for weekend
MARQUETTE — 18th Annual Haunted Bog Walk Fundraiser, MooseWood’s biggest fundraiser of the year, attractshundreds of attendees throughout the community with two common goals: to get scared out of their wits and support a very worthy cause.
This fundraiser helps pay for costs needed to operate the year-round nature center, update exhibits, keep the resident educational animals well cared for and fed, and provide public programming and school field trips to the greater Marquette and surrounding areas.
The Haunted Bog Walk will be from 7:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $5 for children 12 and younger and $7 adults.
Buy tickets at MooseWood prior to the two-day event or at the door. At the door tckets can be purchased starting at 6 p.m. the nights of the walks. Cash or check accepted but no family rates as this is a fundraiser.
The bog walk takes place at MooseWood Nature Center, Presque Isle Park — the pool building at the neck of Presque Isle — Marquette.
Individuals, groups, clubs, or businesses that are interested in volunteering should contact Jamie at email@example.com.
Craft, bake, vendor sale set
MARQUETTE — The 2017 Fall Extravaganza Bake-Craft-Vendor-New Gifts To Go sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at 200 Lost Creek Drive, Marquette.
Bakers: Janet Wisuri – Home-Baked Breads, Susan Oakland – Sweet Treats
Crafters: Ed and Toni Hagan Krafty Kettles and Wind Chimes, Kathy Ierys’ Crafts, Kris Dionnes’ Crafts, Michele Cavins’ Rock and Drift Wood Creations, Mary Dyers’ Knitted Crafts and Jewelry, Wood Crafts by Bonnie Carter, UP Hats and Headbands by Cathy Erspanger, Melinda Thill Indiecraft, Antique Jewelry, Stain Glass Creations by Earl Klit, Susan Oakland’s Hand Painted Glass, Canvas, Crafts and New Gifts To Go.
Vendors: Tastefully Simple – Marcy Johnson, LuLaRoe Clothing – Stacy Bush, Norwex – Mary Pleaugh, Party Lite – Jackie Calcaterra, Park Lane Jewelry, Carla Perala, Tupperware – Tracy Kaupilla, Pampered Chef and DoTerra – Mickey Wood, and 31 Bags – Jill Argall.
There will be 22 booths and 22 prizes to be given away. Admission and coffee are free.
People must be present to register for prizes but need not be present to win.