Regional briefing

Meeting set for The100DayProject

MARQUETTE — An information meeting about the 2018 launch of The100DayProject community arts initiative will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. The project starts Jan. 21 and ends April 30.

Contact the Marquette Arts & Culture Center for more information at 228-0472.

Benefit for Friends of the Elderly

HOUGHTON — When longtime local resident Ken Steiner passed away suddenly last January, family, friends and the community came together for a memorial to celebrate all the lives he touched through his decades of good work to make the Keweenaw, and the world, a better place.

From a long list of friends playing the music to the majority of area restaurants where he worked providing food, there was an overwhelming outpouring of love, support and good will. And, above all, a strong sense that the work Ken championed, the positive energy and creative spirit he inspired, would continue, carried forward by those who knew and loved him.

This year, the Rozsa Center, Michigan Tech’s Dining Services, and Visual and Performing Arts Department, want to extend that spirit and good will, by hosting a benefit in Steiner’s honor for his favorite charity, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly. The benefit will feature good food, a cash bar and a host of Steiner’s friends, as his former band mates make the music from 6:30-11:30 p.m. today in the Rozsa Center Lobby.

Ticket prices are: $10/$20/$30/donation of attendee’s choice. All ticket sales will be donated in Steiner’s name to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly.

Bands to be featured include Steve Jones And The Garden City Hot Club; Uncle Pete’s All Star BBQ Blues Band; and Outlaw’d. Ticket prices are in a range of “donation levels,” so that everyone who attends can support the fundraiser at a level they choose.

To purchase tickets, call 906-487-2073, go online at, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex. Tickets will also be available at the Rozsa Box office the evening of the benefit. The Rozsa Box Office opens two hours before event times.