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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.
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The City of Hancock is holding a Holiday Home Decorating Contest. Homes within the city will be judged on overall decorations, theme and creativity. There will be cash prizes for the top three entries. Decorated homes must be registered at city hall by December 4th. Judging will take place December 7th. If you have questions about the contest, contact Hancock City Hall.
Laurium has announced the details of its Deck the Village Christmas decorating contest. All homes and businesses in the village are eligible. Entry forms must be turned in to the village hall by December 9th. Forms can be picked up at Salon 1281, or downloaded from the village website. Judging will take place December 12th. The top three participants will each win a skating party at the George Gipp Arena.
Registration for the Copper Country Ski Tigers’ 2020-2021 Nordic ski season is open through December 15th. Early registration is suggested, because COVID-19 restrictions may limit the number of participants in each group. Coaches and helpers are also needed. For details, and online sign-up, click here.
The Toys for Tots campaign is underway. Please drop off new, unwrapped toys at the boxes placed at local establishments, or make a cash donation here.
The Copper Country Angel Mission needs children’s winter clothing to donate to families who cannot afford it. Jackets, snow pants, boots, hats, and mittens/gloves are in high demand. Monetary donations can be mailed to Copper Country Angel Mission, Kids Winter Clothing Drive, 119 5th Street, Calumet, MI 49913. Gently used winter clothing in all children and adult sizes can be dropped off Wednesday through Saturday 11 am to 2 pm.
Instead of the traditional one-day event, this year’s Poor Artists Sale will be hosted at the Copper Country Community Arts Center from November 28th to December 23rd. This special holiday market features mini-booths and displays of new work by 20 local artists. Shoppers will find ceramics, wood work, stained glass, jewelry, handmade books, beadwork, paintings, cards, ornaments, and other fine craft. Door prizes will be drawn weekly. For more details, click here.
Permits to cut Christmas trees in the Ottawa National Forest are available online this year. To purchase a permit, and read the rules, click here.