Concerts happening in Big Bay
BIG BAY — Powell Township Parks and Recreation Committee and the Big Bay Pathway present a summer concert series this year at Draver Park.
Remaining dates for the free music are Aug. 4, and Sept. 15.
This is a family-friendly event, and attendees are encouraged to bring a comfortable chair or blanket to sit on.
The next concert will feature Lost Dog and the Big Hustle at 7 p.m. Saturday. The final show will be bringing U.P. Gumbo to Big Bay from 7-9 p.m. Sept.15.
The shows are located at the Draver Park Pavillion.
According to a news release, Powell Township Parks and Recreation Committee is offering these shows with several goals in mind: To bring quality music and arts to Powell Township residents and visitors while providing an opportunity to congregate in a family friendly environment.
To communicate other events taking place in Powell Township and express the goals of the Powell Township Recreation Network.
To act as a fundraiser for the Big Bay Pathway and the PTRN through the sale of food at the concert site.
Big Latch On set for Saturday
MARQUETTE — The eighth annual Marquette County Big Latch On event will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum courtyard.
The Big Latch On is a community-building event held the first week of August to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. The purpose of the event is to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding families.
The Big Latch On is a global event that aims to break the record for the most moms and babies breastfeeding at the same time.
This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the marquette County Health Department’s WIC Peer Counseling Program at 906-315-2638 or on Facebook find Marquette County WIC Breastfeeding Support.
‘Pickers’ heading to U.P.
MARQUETTE — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Michigan. They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the region in September.
“American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on the History channel. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.
As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.
Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. “American Pickers” is looking for leads and would love to explore hidden treasure.
If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send in your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-OLD-RUST. facebook: @GotAPick
Vacation Bible school coming up
ISHPEMING — A Vacation Bible School, “Shipwrecked!” is planned at Wesley Methodist Church, 801 Hemlock St., Ishpeming, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 9.
It will feature dinner, assembly, music, science, imagination station, crafts, storytelling, recreation, snacks, mission and fun.
The VBS is free. It’s for grades pre-K through six. Adults are welcome. Child care will be provided.
Visit ishpemingwesley.org to register online.