Blue Christmas service tonight
ISHPEMING — A Blue Christmas Service is planned at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Trinity Lutheran Church, 414 E. Ridge St., Ishpeming.
Those looking for comfort, hope, wholeness, and renewal can come together for a time of quiet reflection and meaningful words and music. All shared in the good news of “God with us: Immanuel!”
All are welcome, fellowship to follow. Music provided by Lucas Wickstrom. Hosted by Faith and Trinity Lutheran churches.
Shop Small today in Baraga
L’ANSE — The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with many in the local business community, has announced it will promote local shopping specials and give away free refreshments on Small Business Saturday with official endorsement from the nationally-recognized “Shop Small” campaign.
The event will take place today.
In 2010 American Express launched Small Business Saturday to encourage the community to Shop Small and focus on local businesses. Total reported spending among U.S. consumers who said they shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on the day reached a record high of an estimated $17.8 billion, according to data released today from the 2018 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey from American Express and the National Federation of Independent Business.
Shoppers can start their day with free coffee, donuts and a free coupon sheet of local savings at the Shop Small Welcome Station located at the Baraga County Chamber office at 1 N. Main St. in L’Anse from 9 a.m. to noon.
‘Cookies and Carols!’ in Curtis
CURTIS — Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis, presents “Cookies and Carols!” at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Join family and friends for holiday carols featuring the Grand Marais Community Chorus in the performance level of the ECA. Free to the public, donations are always appreciated. All are welcome.
Call the Erickson Center office for more information 906-586-9974.
Toys for Tots breakast event set
ISHPEMING — The American Legion Post 114 in Greenwood — 3050 County Road 496, Ishpeming — will host a Toys For Tots Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
The cost for adults is $10 and children under 10 are $5.
Attendees are encouraged to think about donating a new toy for the event as well.
NMU senior capstone performances
MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University theater and dance students will celebrate their accomplishments and showcase their talents through their senior capstone performances on Monday.
The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Panowski Black Box Theatre and will be followed by a reception with complimentary food and drinks. Both are free to the public, but tickets must still be reserved in advance via any NMU ticket outlet for catering purposes.
Students to perform are Nick Salin, Adrianna Stephens, Audree Stephens, Tanner Parish, Sabrina Nelson, Emily Baker and Jacob Stipe.
‘The Biggest Little Farm’ screened
MARQUETTE — DocuMonday presents a screening of the 2018 documentary “The Biggest Little Farm” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room on the lower level of the library.
When John and Molly Chester are evicted from their Los Angeles apartment because their dog barks too much, they don’t just look for another apartment. Instead they make the life changing decision to create a sustainable farm in Ventura County, California. Directed by John Chester, the movie is rated PG runs for 91 minutes.
“The Biggest Little Farm” won 11 awards including best documentary from the Boulder International Film Festival and a truly moving picture award from Heartland Film.
A representative of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby will be at the film to answer any questions you may have about sustainable living.
There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
PWPL book group meets Tuesday
MARQUETTE — The Peter White Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the library to discuss “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll.
Alice falls through a rabbit-hole while chasing the White Rabbit and encounters numerous curious characters. Children’s story or political allegory?
New members are welcome. For more information, call 228-9953.