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The Toys for Tots Campaign for Houghton, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties is underway. Please help make sure every child has a good Christmas. You may contribute new, unwrapped toys at the following locations:
Walmart • Walgreens • Swift Hardware • Joey’s Seafood and Grille • Auto Value in Calumet and Houghton • Snyder Drugs in Calumet • the Calumet Art Center • Family Dollar in Hancock • KC Bonkers Toys and Coffee

You may also make a cash contribution. Send a check made out to “Toys for Tots” to Jim Mattson at 305 N. Florida Street, Laurium, 49913.

Local high school sports schedules are here.

For Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, click here.

Scroll down past the calendar to see other general community announcements.

The Copper Country Humane Society is once again raffling off a custom-built birds-eye maple and gemstone coffee table, hand-built by Dave and Diana Stimac of Nature’s Way Woodworking in Alberta. Tickets are $5.00 each, or three for $10.00, and can be purchased at the Nature’s Way Shop in Alberta, at the Hilltop Restaurant in L’Anse, or online. The drawing will be held December 5th. See full details and make your online purchase here.

The Copper Country Angel Mission needs winter gear to distribute to those who cannot afford it. Please donate new or gently used waterproof gloves and mittens for all ages, girls jackets sizes 6 through 14/16, jackets for teen boys, snowsuits or jacket/snow pant sets for infants, and boys and girls snow pants in all sizes. Donations may be dropped off the store in Calumet Wednesdays through Saturdays between 11:00 and 3:00, or at Auto Pro Glass and Tire in Houghton weekdays between 8:00 and 5:00. Monetary donations can be mailed to: Copper Country Angel Mission – Attn: Winter Wear, 119 5th Street, Calumet MI 49913.

Registration for the Copper Country Ski Tigers is open for the 2022 Nordic ski season for all youth ages five through 18. Sign up online here. Early registration discounts are in effect until December 1st, and registration closes December 15th. Learn more about the Ski Tigers here.
• Youth (color groups) are generally for ages 5-14 who are learning to cross country ski.
• Development is for 11-14 year old skiers who would like to get into racing – they practice three days each week and attend local/regional races.
• Adventure is for 11-18 year old skiers who want to get out on skis and have fun instead of racing. They meet three days per week.
• Competition team is for 14-18 year old skiers who want to race. They meet four days each week and attend races or train on the weekends.

The City of Hancock is holding a holiday Home Decorating Contest. Register by December 10th at City Hall, or by email at City@CityofHancock.net.

The Auxiliary of Alfred Erickson American Legion Post 186 in Hancock is hoping to provide Christmas packages for all of our Copper Country active duty service members. Operation Copper Country Active Duty will support those from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon counties with Christmas gifts from the Keweenaw. Donation containers have been set up at Krupp’s Mini Mart in Twin Lakes; Festival Foods, the Suomi Restaurant, Surplus Outlet, and the B and B Bar in Houghton; and Pat’s Foods, Gino’s Restaurant, the Kaleva Café and Peterson Chiropractic in Hancock. Copper Country gift items may be dropped off at Peterson Chiropractic in Hancock. Suggested items are: Copper Country/Yooper/906 shirts/sweatshirts/hats, Sayklly’s chocolates, nonperishable snacks, Keweenaw playing cards, reading materials, stationary and envelopes – anything lightweight and easy to pack that will remind our troops of home. To submit names of local troops or for more information, please contact Deb Guilbault at 906-281-1952 or email: auxiliarypost186@gmail.com. Names and donations may also be mailed to: Auxiliary – American Legion Post 186, 1308 W. Quincy Street, Hancock, MI 49930. This program will run through the month of November.

The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office sponsoring its 23rd annual “No Kid Without a Christmas.” The program is designed to provide presents and other Christmas cheer to families in Keweenaw County that are facing economic challenges. Families in need can call the Sheriff’s Office or apply through the local Department of Health and Human Services office. Donations are needed. Call the Sheriff’s Office (906) 337-0528, or use one of the drop boxes placed at local businesses throughout the community, including the Glacia Tavern and Lassila Insurance in Mohawk.

The South Range Community Ballroom will be open for indoor walking most weekdays between 9:00 am and noon. Exceptions will include holidays, and days when the clerk will not be able to staff the office. All are welcome. 26 laps equals one mile.