Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Community Calendar

The Keweenaw Report Calendar is brought to you by Houghton Community Broadcasting. To add an announcement for your non-profit, community organization, send the information to HoughtonRadio@up.net. For best results, please submit your request at least two weeks in advance. Scroll down past the calendar to see general community announcements.

The Keweenaw National Historical Park rangers are offering interpretive programs in both the Calumet and Quincy units of the park. Bring visiting friends and family to a ranger-guided program and learn about the area’s landscapes, history, and culture. Program topics vary widely, and include geology, women’s history, Calumet churches, immigration history, and even the relationship between bats and mines. The area’s diverse architectural styles will also be explored, including a focused tour of the Calumet Visitor Center where stories about the building and the exhibits will be revealed. For a complete listing of all ranger-led programs and activities, please visit the park webpage. You can also get up-to-date information on the park Facebook page .

The Copper Country Veterans Association is in the process of updating and refurbishing the Dodgeville honor roll. They plan to add the names of those who served during the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf, Iraqi or Afghanistan wars. You did not need to serve overseas. You must have enlisted from Dodgeville or the Isle Royale area, and served during the war time period. If you know any that should be added to the honor roll please contact one of these committee members - Jim Pintar (482-0723), Dave Jukkala (482-6068), Mike Manninen (487-6163) or Mike Marino (482-6519).

An exhibition of artwork from the Friends of the Porkies’ Artist-In-Residence program is open at the Keweenaw National Historical Park. The exhibition features 21 different artists, and includes such media as: pastel, watercolor, digital images, mixed media, pen and ink, ceramics, oil, photography, poetry, and acrylic. The vibrant display of artwork fills the small room, inviting visitors to reflect and enjoy the beauty of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The artwork will be on display through the summer season and is located on the first floor of the NPS’s Calumet Visitor Center in downtown Calumet.

The Copper Country Community Arts Center will hold its annual Book Arts Camp this summer. This is an opportunity for students in grades 8 through 12 to study bookbinding, creative writing, zines, paper marbling, letterpress printing, box making, and block printing. Camp happens August 11th through 15th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Copper Country Community Arts Center. Register by July 22nd for a discounted rate. The final registration deadline is August 5th. Call 482-2333 for more information.

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly is holding a raffle to raise money to replace the truck volunteers use to plow snow and deliver heating wood to elderly friends in the Copper Country. The truck will cost $40,000, once it’s equipped with a plow and a dumping system. A $10,000 donation has already been made toward the new truck by the Alden and Vada Dow Foundation. Little Brothers hopes to raise an additional $24,000 through the raffle. Tickets are $40.00 each. No more than 1,200 will be sold. If all are sold, the grand prize will be $20,000. The prize drawing will be held August 2nd. Tickets are available at the Little Brothers office in Hancock. For more information, click here. (MI License R25319)