Colorado Yoopers to gather
MARQUETTE — The Colorado Yoopers have announced that this year’s annual picnic will be at noon Sunday MDT at Bear Creek Lake Park — Pelican Point on Bear Creek Reservoir — in Lakewood, Colorado.
Anyone from the Upper Peninsula who wants to attend or join the Colorado Yooper list, can contact the group at coloradoyoopers.com
The picnic is a fun-filled day during which all participants wear a name-tag showcasing the Upper Peninsula city they are from, all share plates of food with the entire group, and people eat pasties. Don’t forget to order/pick-up frozen pasties for future enjoyment.
And attendees participate in some U.P. trivia for prizes.
The group also is inviting Upper Peninsula nonprofits who plan to request funds this year to check out the same website. If an organization has a need and would like to receive gifted funds from the Colorado Yoopers group to a nonprofit, visit coloradoyoopers.com and click Apply for a Gift underneath the Picnic tab. After the picnic, the group reviews each request for donations as they come in, and shares donations among all requests or provide one lump sum to a few nonprofits. Send in requests as soon as possible, money is sent by year end.
Sunday, it’s $10 per car for entrance, or $5 per car for seniors. Entrance Includes: full day access to swimming beach, boat rentals, archery range, hiking trails, fishing and more.
Area vegans meeting on Sunday
MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join Northern Vegans (www.northernvegans.com) for a day at Mayapple Cottage Farm at W8756 Peterson Drive in Breitung Township in Dickinson County at 11 a.m. EST Sunday.
Bring a vegan lunchn and spend a peaceful summer day on the farm visiting with the animals, tasting fresh herbs, or participating in a craft project. The visit will happen rain or shine. Visit Northern Vegans’ Facebook page and northernvegans.com or call 236-1279 for more information.
Erickson Center presentation set
CURTIS — The Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis presents “An Evening with suthor Barbara Rylko-Bauer” at 7 p.m. Monday.
Bylko-Bauer is author of “A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps: Reflections on My Mother’s Story of War and Immigration.”
Hear a daughter’s account of her mother’s wartime experiences and postwar struggle to rebuild her life. Rylko-Bauer will present a talk based on this award-winning book, which interweaves personal family narrative with history to present a daughter’s account of her Polish Catholic mother’s World War II experiences as a prisoner-doctor in Nazi slave labor camps and many other experiences.
The book was chosen as a 2015 Michigan Notable Book, won several gold medals in biography, and was shortlisted for the 2016 William Saroyan Prize.
Tickets are $10. Call the ECA office 906-586-9974 for tickets or more information.
Flat Broke to play on PWPL steps
MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library and the Marquette Area Blues Society invite music lovers to a concert with the Flat Broke Blues Band at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the library’s Front Street steps, part of the monthly Bluesday Tuesday series.
The Flat Broke Blues Band takes the influences of blues, rock, soul and R&B and creates a sound that respects the tradition of the blues but also pushes its contemporary bounds.
The band’s stage show is filled with an entertaining and danceable mix of blues and R&B classics along with a variety of original songs that showcase the talents of all of the band members: Jim Cohen, Lorrie Hayes, Mike Letts and Walt Lindala.
Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy this annual outside blues concert. If raining, the concert will be held in the Peter White Public Library’s Huron Mountain Gallery.
There is no admission charge to attend this event which is co-sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. Call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.