'Copper Country Strike of 1913'
HANCOCK -The Finnish American Heritage Center will host a poetry reading of Eelu Kiviranta's narrative Poem, "The Copper Country Strike of 1913" at 7 p.m. Monday at Finladia University, Hancock.
Lillian Lehto will read the poem, which she has translated into english. Lehto is the granddaughter of Eelu Kiviranta.
The reading will be accompanied by a slide show of archival photographs illustrating many of the scenes mentioned in the poem.
For more information, call 906-487-7505
'Come to the Water' Fall Special
ISHPEMING -Hope Free Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Ishpeming will hold their Fall Special Meetings Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. Pastor Mark Antal will speak on the topic, "Come to the Water."
Times of the services on Sunday are 9:15 a.m., Community Dinner at 5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. evening service.
On Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m. services. For more information please call the church office at 485-5714.
One mile walk for Autism Sept. 28
MARQUETTE -The one mile walk for Autism will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at Graveraet Courtyard, Marquette.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the walk to follow.
The walk will raise funds for autism research and local programs for students with autism.
A suggested donation is $10, but any donation will be accepted.
Big Bay Community Autumn Fest
BIG BAY -The Big Bay Community Autumn Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Draver Park, Big Bay. Highlights include live music, a chilli cook-off, children's games, and local crafters and much more.
Space is available for area crafters and vendors with a $5 donation to Fire/EMS. For more information, call 345-9814.
Little Presque Isle cleanup Sept. 28
MARQUETTE -The C.U.P. Chapter of the Sierra Club will hold its Little Presque Isle cleanup Saturday. Meet at 10 a.m. in the Little Presque Isle parking lot. Plan on about two hours. Participants will also clean up after the Superior Shore run in the afternoon. Meet at the Wetmore Landing parking lot.
For more information, call Dave Allen at 228-9453 or John Rebers at 250-0442.
Rummage and Bake sale in Rock
ROCK -A rummage and bake sale will be held at the Rock Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds will benefit our Senior Citizen's Corp.
For more information, call 356-6588.
Fall Bazaar at Sacred Heart Church
CHAMPION -Sacred Heart Church will hold its Fall Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
There will be a soup and sandwich lunch and a raffle.
There are still tables available. For more information call 339-2386.
Social Astronomy workshop
MARQUETTE -The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will host a Social Astronomy workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center at the Peter White Public Library.
The workshop will be presented by star lore historian, astronomer and author Mary Stewarts Adams and artist Patricia DeLisa. Participants will use maps of the current night sky to create star stories.
For more information, call 228-0472 or email email@example.com.
Fall perennial plant exchange
HARVEY -St. Louis the King Women's Club will be holding a fall perennial plant exchange at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall parking lot, Harvey, rain or shine.
Display of plants begins at 9:30 a.m. and exchange will begin at 10 a.m.
If you have nothing to share don't worry there are always gardening plants for you to take home.
Parish Mission at St. Christopher's
MARQUETTE -The Parish Mission will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, at St. Christopher Parish, Marquette.
The topics that will be covered are: Sunday-Intimacy with God/Self, Monday-Living the Reign of God Today, Tuesday-Reconcilliation, and Wednesday-Discipleship.
Please join us for this great opportunity to revitalize your faith and allow Jesus Christ through the richness of His word, to love you into fullness of life and a deep sense of personal well being.
For more information, call 226-2265 or 228-3413.
Rosalie G. Riegle to speak Sept. 29
MARQUETTE -Rosalie G. Riegle, author and activist, will speak from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room, Marquette.
Riegle is the author of four books on the Catholic Worker movement, "Voices from the Catholic Worker, "Dorothy Day: Portraits by Those Who Knew Her," "Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family, and Community" and "Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace."
Riegle co-founded two Catholic Worker houses in Saginaw, Michigan. Copies of Riegle's books will be available for sale and autographing.
For more information, call 226-4309 or visit www.pwpl.info.
'Longyear at Spitzbergen'
MARQUETTE -The Marquette Regional History Center presents "Longyear at Spitzbergen" at 7 p.m, Oct. 2 at the center in Marquette.
Presenters include Patrick Martin, professor of anthropological archaeology at Michigan Tech University. There is a $5 suggested donation for this event.
For more information, call 906-226-3571 or visit www.marquettehistory.org.
Public outreach event Sept. 26
MARQUETTE -Great Lakes Center for Youth Development is hosting a public outreach event from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Comfort Suites, Marquette.
This event is to introduce and invite discussion and participation in the State Innovation Model.
In April, Michigan was awarded $1.7M to design a State Innovation Model for health system transformation that improves health outcomes, system performance, and reduces costs. Innovative payment models are also needed to support wellness and ensure access to care that does not overburden the state's economy.
Each public meeting will include a presentation and informational materials that outline the key issues and decision points to be discussed.
To attend register at www.glcyd.org.
For more information about SIM initiative, visit public.mphi.org/sites/sim/Pages/default.aspx
Free Pancakes Day at Perkins
MARQUETTE -Free Pancakes Day will be held Thursday to benefit the Give Kids The World Fundraiser at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Marquette.
Guests will enjoy a free short stack of delicious buttermilk pancakes and in return, Perkins hopes guests will consider making a donation.
Give Kids The World is a Central Florida nonprofit resort that provides week-long, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
For more information on Give Kids The World Pancake Day, visit: www.givekidstheworld.com/help/ national-events.asp#21.
People's Law School program
MARQUETTE -A five-week program analyzing Michigan's legal system and outlining the rights and responsibilities of citizens will be held this fall.
The People's Law School runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday through Oct. 24, at the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
Upper Peninsula attorneys will give presentations on such topics as elder law, workers' compensation, social security disability, no-fault law and jury selection.
Individuals are welcome to attend any or all sessions for a fee of $25 to cover materials.
The People's Law School is sponsored by the NMU department of political science, the NMU Student Law Forum, Pence & Numinen, Peter White Public Library and the Michigan Association for Justice.
Pre-registration is available, visit www.pencenuminen.com or call (906) 226-2580, ext. 3.
For more information, call Steven Nelson at 227-2182.
Spiritual Leadership Retreat
MICHIGAMME -A Spiritual Leadership Retreat will be held Thursday through Saturday at Presbytery Point Camp, Michigamme. Presbytery Point Camp is located on a peninsula surrounded by Lake Michigamme, on Brown Road just east of Michigamme.
The retreat will be led by Daniel Wolpert, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Crookston, Minn., and cofounder of the Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing. This is an overnight camping event with the option available for day campers to commute from home to attend breakfast through evening activities.
Cost of the retreat is $110, which includes lodging, meals, and program.
Watershed Partnership meeting
MARQUETTE -The Superior Watershed Partnership will be holding a meeting at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lakeview Arena, Marquette.
This meeting is meant as an update regarding the CEMP's on-going, independent assessment of the Eagle Mine.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
CEMP Community Meetings are hosted by SWP and independent of the forums held by Eagle Mine.
For more information, call 228-6095 ext. 20 or visit www.cempmonitoring.org
'Beyond the Telescope' workshop
MARQUETTE -The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is proud to present visiting, star lore historian, astronomer and author Mary Stewarts Adams and artist Patricia DeLisa to Marquette for a Beyond the Telescope workshop at 6-7 p.m. Friday at the Shiras Planetarium, Marquette.
This workshop will be a dynamic and entertaining evening about finding ones own story in the stars and is geared for all ages.
The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.
For more information, call 228-0472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.