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August 4, 2014
Mining Journal

A calendar of local arts and entertainment events

Ongoing

Through August - The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its August exhibition: Sender Channel Receiver Feedback by Chicago based artist, Noelle Allen. Allen's exhibition is a collection of experimental, interdisciplinary sculptures made from resin, felt, wax and concrete. Allen received her Masters of Fine Art in 2004 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and currently is an Associate Professor of Art at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.

The SmallWorks Gallery will feature: Art Meets Quilting by artists Ragene Henry and Judy Parlato and other members of the Marquette County Quilters Association. Henry and Parlato are both part of Explorers Art Quilt Group, a sub group of the larger MCQA. This group's purpose is to expand the boundaries of quilting and focus on fine art. New ideas, techniques and mediums are practiced to create the finished piece. Mediums include fabric, fiber, beads, and found objects.

The shows will be running from August 4-30. There will be an artist reception on August 7 from 6-8 p.m. The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located at 217 N. Front Street in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, contact 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.

Through August 9 The Negaunee City Band began its free summer concert series June 11 at the Outdoor Performing Arts Center at the east end of Iron Street. The band will play weekly though Aug. 6, with all concerts scheduled for Wednesday evenings. Some seating is available, but attendees may wish to bring their own chairs.

The band will march in Negaunee's Pioneer Days Parade on July 12 and in Ishpeming's Independence Day Parade and the Gwinn Fun Daze Parade on July 26. The latter appearance will also include a concert. They also plan to participate in the Firemen's Tournament Parade at Quinnesec on July 24.

Plans are also being formulated for a joint concert with the Marquette City Band and a Festival Concert Band to be held at the Presque Isle Band Shell at 7 p.m. Aug. 9.

Through August 29 - Tilden Mine Tours. Pre-registration required, call the Lake Superior Community Partnership at 226-6591 for advanced tickets.

August

August 4 - The Marquette Regional History Center presents: August Bus Tours. The history center is located at 145 W. Spring St. in Marquette.

August 4-8 - Lake Superior Youth Theatre's 6th Annual Drama and Dreams Playscape Camp will be held in Marquette.

August 5 - Sign up for the Senior Arts Class taught by Angel Abbs Portice and featuring pyrography.

Each month a new professional artist will lead the group. Participates must pre-register for this free class at the Senior Center at 228-0456. All classes take place at the MACC located at 217 N. Front Street Marquette in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library

August 5-7 - Houghton and Michigan's historic Lake Superior native copper district will be the focus of the Keweenaw Mineral Days. The event will be held at the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum. For more information call the museum at 487-2572 or email dmcomfor@mtu.edu or visit museum.mty.edu/copper_country_mineral/index.html.

August 7 - The Marquette Regional History Center presents: August Bus Tours. The history center is located at 145 W. Spring St. in Marquette.

August 7 - The Marquette County Fair will take place at the Marquette County Fairgrounds along County Road 553 between Marquette and Gwinn.

August 7-10 - The Lake Superior Theatre in Marquette will present The Chronicles of Narnia performances.

August 7 - The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center presents The 906 Band at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free concert held at the Presque Isle Band Shell in Marquette.

The 906 Band originated over 30 years ago and all the members are from the Upper Peninsula. The line up includes John Mallo on bass, Mike Ryan and Frank Siminski both on guitar and percussion, Tom Doman on percussion, and "Biggawhite" aka James Swanson on vocals. The group plays a variety of reggae cover songs in addition to original and traditional reggae music. The 906 Band has played at the Hiawatha Music Festival under the name of Baboo and the Blissfest.

Rain location is at the MACC located at 217 N. Front Street Marquette in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For information call the MACC at 228-0472.

August 8 - Check out the Cancer Race 100 at the Norway Speedway Racing track at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds in Norway.

August 9 - Buzz the Gut Car Show & Parade will take place at 2344 County Rd. 496 in Ishpeming.

August 9 - Van Riper State Park in Champion will be the site of the Smokey in the Park.

August 9 - The Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic will take place on the trails of Marquette County. For more information, mail PO Box 746, Marquette, MI 94855.

August 9-10 - Sponsored by the Copper Country Associated Artists, The Eagle Harbor Art Fair will be held at St. Peters by the Sea in Eagle Harbor.

August 11-13 - Animal Portraits Intensive with Jason Limberg will be held at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fee is $100 for city residents, $105 non-city.

Using graphite pencil, students will complete a finished portrait of their favorite animal as well as learn all stages of creating a finished artwork- picking paper, choosing pencils, drawing techniques, and finishing touches. Limberg will teach students how to capture the character and spirit of your desired animal. Students will bring their own graphite pencils. Class will take place in the Presque Isle Pavilion. For information call the MACC at 228-0472.

For more information visit www.ccaartists.org, call 337-1252 or email ccartists@gmail.com.

August 11-18 - The Upper Peninsula State Fair comes to the fairgrounds in Escanaba. Michigan's only state fair, all the vendors and events that Yoopers and others have come to love will be there.

August 11-15 - The Lake Superior Youth Theatre will host an Elementary School Acting Camp in Marquette.

August 11-16 - Don't miss out on the Heritage Celebration. There will be a parade, live music, historic displays, ethnic foods, arts & crafts, kids games and more at Calumet's Agassiz Park. For more information call Main Street Calumet at 337-6246 or visit www.mainstreetcalumet.com/Heritage_days

August 12 - The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Heros and Villains Cemetery Walk. The history center is located at 145 W. Spring St. in Marquette.

August 13-16 - The Lake Superior Theatre in Marquette presents The Chronicles of Narnia performances.

August 13 -?The Marquette Regional History Museum presents:?August Bus Tours. The History Center is located at 145 W. Spring St. in Marquette.

August 15 - County Road Heights in Marquette will be the site of the Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon.

August 15 - The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center presents Musikgarten from 10-11 a.m. for $5 per child.

Promote your child's growing independence through movement and music. With over 30 years experience and training, Rockow will lead both children and their caregivers in singing, playing instruments, storytelling and dance activities with a new theme each week. Ages 2-6. Classes will be held outside at the Presque Isle Store Pavilion, rain location MACC. For information call the MACC at 228-0472.

August 15-16 - Head to Copper Harbor for Art in the Park at the Community Center. Two days of craft fairs featuring local and regional artists will include food and entertainment. The event is sponsored by the Copper Harbor Improvement Association. For more information call Johanna at 289-4363 or email punkin@pasty.com.

August 16 - Van Riper State Park in Champion is the venue for the 5th Annual Moosic & Arts Festival.

August 16 - Head to downtown Iron Mountain for the 8th Annual Iron Mountain Italian Fest. The event will be held from noon to 11 p.m. and features children's inflatables, children's games, bocce ball, live music and local Italian food.

August 16 - The Tour de-Dickinson Bike Ride will start at the Giant Pine Mountain Ski Resort in Iron Mountain at 8 a.m. Group starts will be held for the 18.5K and 100K. The Family Fun Ride group start will kick off at 8:15 a.m.

August 16-17 - The Calumet Community Center will host this year's Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen's Club 7th Annual Gun & Sports Show. The event will feature gun raffles, food, a 50/50 drawing, and will showcase guns, knives, taxidermists, vendors and exhibitors. There will also be games.

For vendor information or to make reservations call 337-2799.

August 16 - Riders of all ages will take to their bikes for the Great Deer Chase Mountain Bike Race at the Swedetown Recreation Area in Calumet.

The day will feature a 17.5-mile and a 27-mile mountain bike race as well as 3- and 4.50-mile youth races.

For more information call 337-1300 or visit www.keweenawtrails.com.

August 18-22- The Lake Superior Youth Theatre will host a Negaunee Acting Camp.

August 19-22 - The Lake Superior Youth Theatre presents King Lear by William Shakespeare to be performed by the Westwood Shakespeare Company.

August 19 - Lecture Series presents Locking Through the Sault: From 1796 to Today hosted by Don Balmer, Marquette.

August 19 - Sign up for the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center's Senior Arts Class hosted by Angel Abbs Portice and featuring pyrography.

Each month a new professional artist will lead the group. Participates must pre-register for this free class at the Senior Center at 228-0456. All classes take place at the MACC located at 217 N. Front Street Marquette in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

August 20 - The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Magic Bus Tour. The center is located at 145 W. Spring St., Marquette

August 20 - The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center presents Senior Dancing with April Nyquist and Don Ohman from 2-3 p.m. at the center.

No experience or partner necessary. Contact the senior center at 228-0456 to register. All classes take place at the MACC located at 217 N. Front Street Marquette in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

August 20 - Join the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center for a Halloween Spectacle "think tank" at 5:30 p.m. This event will be held at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. located at 114 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

Share and generate ideas with other community members for the third annual Halloween Spectacle, which will take place October 25, 2014. All skills and talents welcome.

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, please contact 228-0472 or email arts- culture@mqtcty.org.

August 21 - Head to Marquette's lakefront for Harbor Fest at the Ellwood A Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette.

August 21-24 - The Houghton County Fair will take place at the Houghton County Fair Grounds in Hancock.

Exhibits, carnival, demolition derby, logging show, draft horse pull and much, much more. For more information call the fair office at 482-6200 or visit www.houghtoncountyfair.com.

August 22-24 - Fair season continues with the Florence County Fair at the Florence County Fairgrounds in Florence, Wisconsin. No admission fee, $7 parking pass is required and is good for the entire weekend.

August 22 - Sign your child up for Musikgarten at the Marquette City Arts and Culture Center for $5 per child from 10-11 a.m.

Promote your child's growing independence through movement and music. With over 30 years experience and training, Rockow will lead both children and their caregivers in singing, playing instruments, storytelling and dance activities with a new theme each week. Ages 2-6. Classes will be held outside at the Presque Isle Store Pavilion, rain location MACC. For information call the MACC at 228-0472.

August 22 - The Island Resort and Casino will host the Dualing Piano Event sponsored by Garceau Wenick-Kutz and Magowan and Island Resort and Casino.

August 23 - The Michigan Tech MTB Rondevous will hit the Michigan Tech trail system in Houghton. These 11- and 22-mile mountain bike races around the Michigan Tech trail system are on challenging but safe terrain entirely on trails with hills). For more information email: jjhaggen@mtu.edu or visit www.keweenawtrails.com/mturonde.

August 23 - Kayaking 101 will be held at Van Riper State Park in Champion.

August 23 - The Delta County Jaycees Duck Races will take place at vanCleve Park in Gladstone. The event is sponsored by Delta county Jaycees.

August 23 - A follow-up to kayaking 101, Kayaking 202 will take place at Van Riper State Park in Champion.

August 24 - Florence County Fair Park in Florence, Wisconsin will be the site of the Classic Car, Motorcycle & Tractor Show. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

August 27-September 1 - Check out the Dickinson County Fair at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds in Norway.

August 29 - The Marquette Kennel Club Annual Dog Show will be held at 715 M-553 in Gwinn.

August 29-31 - Cabela's National Walleye Tour will be held on the Bays de Noc with weigh-ins at the Escanaba Marina. The event is sponsored by Cabela's. For more information, contact Bays de Noc Convention and Visitors Bureau 789-7862.

August 29 - The 11th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest will be held at 200 Lakeshore Blvd. in Marquette.

August 29-September 1 - The U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Show will take place. From its humble beginnings in 1975, our annual Labor Day show has grown into one of the best events in the region. Exhibitors come from near and far, bringing an ever-changing display of tractors, gas engines and vintage farm equipment.

August 30 - The Marquette Marathon will start at TThe museum will be the starting point for the 1/2 marathon along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail.

August 30-September 1 - Bell's Beer Copper Harbor Trails Festival in Copper Harbor will feature

17- and 29-mile mountain bike races, Jr. Fat Tire races, Enduro races, awards, food & beverages & live music following the race. For more information visit www.copperharbortrails.org.

 
 

 

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