‘The Great Fire’ walking tour
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center presents: 150th Anniversary of “The Great Fire” as a walking tour at 6:30 p.m. June 11.
Participants should meet at the Bell Tower at the end of Washington Street.
One of the most significant events in Marquette’s history was the great downtown fire of 1868. On the 150th anniversary of the inferno, join Jim Koski on a walking tour of the areas affected, find out where (and how) the fire started, how much damage it caused, and learn how the blaze shaped the downtown Marquette we know today. There is a $5 suggested donation for this event.
Visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.
Community meal held June 6
MARQUETTE — Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette will host its monthly community meal at 5:30 p.m. June 6. All are welcome.
For more information about this or other programs at Messiah, go to messiahlutheranmqt.org or call 225-1119. The church is located at 305 W. Magnetic St.
Northern Vegans host casual dinner
MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner at Temaki & Tea at 1401 Presque Isle Ave. in Marquette at 6 p.m. June 6.
Order a vegan dinner off the menu. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit northernvegans.com, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279 for more information.
Belles to meet at Jasper Ridge
ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming/Negaunee Belles meet at the Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming at noon June 7.
Facade Grant Program announced
L’ANSE –The L’Anse Downtown Development Authority announces the 12th edition of its Facade Grant Program.
First introduced in 2007, the Facade Grant Program of the Village of L’Anse Downtown Development Authority has awarded 56 grants to help improve many retail and commercial properties within the DDA district of L’Anse.
The five grants awarded every year for up to $2,500 each, are outright grants, no matching funds required. Past improvements have included remodeling, restoration of historic elements, siding and painting, window replacement and masonry cleaning and repair.
This year’s program deadline is June 8, and applications are available at the Village Office in downtown L’Anse. Call 524-6116 for more information.
Winners will be announced June 13.
MARSP to meet at Landmark Inn
MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at the Landmark Inn at noon June 12.
Author Sonny Longtine will present the program called, “UP Magnificent Mansions and Courtly Cottages.” Longtine, a retired Upper Peninsula history and government teacher, has published five books about the U.P.
Members and guests may call 486-8096 or 226-3388 by June 8 for reservations.
Children’s Fishing Derby June 9
HUMBOLDT — The annual Children’s Fishing Derby at the Humboldt Township Pond Recreation area on the corner of County Rd FNO and County Rd FA will be on June 9.
Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and fishing starts at 10. There is no cost for attendees.