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Many of the events on our calendar are affected by the COVID-19 restrictions in place. Those that we been informed are canceled are marked as such. Items that are not marked may also be canceled, but we have not been informed of the change in status. Our best advice is to check in advance to see if those events are still being held.
Scroll down past the calendar to see other general community announcements.
Overwhelmed with returnables that you can’t bring back to the store?
– The Jeffers boys basketball team is collecting cans and bottles at Range Auto Body in South Range.
– Meadowbrook Arena in L’Anse is running a returnable drive. Bring your donations to the container behind the building.
– The Calumet High School Robotics Club is collecting returnables at Pat’s Foods in Calumet.
– Notes from Home, the Chassell school music boosters group, is collecting returnables in front of the pole building in the corner of the school parking lot.
Girl Scouts At Home offers a selection of activities for girls to become involved virtually with their troops, or in individual activities. Scouts, and those who might wish to join scouting, can get information here.
The annual Herman “Winks” Gundlach Read to Ride Program is underway. Kids from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, Ontonagon and Gogebic Counties between the ages of 6 and 14 (by July 30th) will have a chance to win one of at least 20 mountain bikes that will be given away. Each book a child reads earns one entry in the contest. Entry forms and instructions are available here. Forms must be turned in by August 7th.
Michigan Tech’s Virtual 2020 Graduation Celebration offers opportunities for graduates, family members, alumni and community members to salute this year’s class, and share memories of their time on campus. To see what’s on the site, and find out how to contribute, click here.
Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration is underway at our local school districts. When you register your child, you will need to provide a birth certificate, an immunization record, and proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, state ID, or a piece of mail to your address. Contact your school district office for details.
The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center is accepting nominations for the 2020 Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards through June 1st. The annual awards honor individuals and organizations for their notable efforts in preserving and promoting the folk culture of the region. Previous honorees from the Copper Country include Oren Tikkanen, Kay Seppala and Dave Bezotte. To honor someone you think is deserving, click here.
The exhibit “Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Vote” was scheduled to be displayed this spring at the Carnegie Museum, in honor of the centennial of women’s suffrage. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic closed the museum during the display’s scheduled run. Since it was on loan from a downstate organization, it will not be here anymore when the museum reopens. A video tour of the display has been posted. If you would like to see it, click here.