Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015

Community Calendar

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The Calumet Theatre is holding a Grand Raffle to raise money for building maintenance and the elevator project. No more than 500 tickets will be sold, at $100.00 each. If all are sold, $34,000 in prize money will be awarded to 15 winners, including a $20,000 grand prize. Winning tickets will be drawn at the “Whispers of the North” Gordon Lightfoot tribute concert on Saturday, July 11th. Tickets are available at Ace Hardware in Calumet, Miller’s Lanes in Laurium, Pizza Works in Houghton, and River Valley Bank in Calumet and Houghton. License #R30648.

A photo contest for the new Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital addition is underway, and the community is invited to participate. Through March 31st, you may submit up to 10 digital photographs that capture what makes the Keweenaw special. Submissions may include, but are not limited to, photos of landmarks, community events, people and nature. Professional photography experience is not a requirement. For details, and to submit your photos, click here.

The North Woods Conservancy is raising money to purchase another 80 acres of land adjacent to its holdings along the Gratiot River. Donations by March 31st will be matched by a donor. To contribute online, click here.  For more about the North Woods Conservancy and the Gratiot River project, click here.

The Youth Advisory Council of the Keweenaw Community Foundation is sponsoring a “Coping with Teen Grief” video contest. Students in grades six through 12 in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties are invited to create videos that suggest ways that teens can cope with grief, including by sharing personal stories or strategies. Videos should be 1-3 minutes in length, and must be submitted by May 5th, 2015. For details, and an application, click here.

The L’Anse Area Schools Athletics Boosters Buy a Brick campaign continues. You can add your custom-engraved brick to a pathway that will be created at the new athletic conference. Proceeds will be used to pay for further development of the complex, including construction of restrooms, locker facilities, and fencing. 4″ by 8″ Golden Bricks may be purchased for a donation of $100.00 or more. 12″ by 12″ Platinum Bricks may be purchased for a donation of $500.00 or more. Order forms are available at the school, or click here. Checks and completed forms may be mailed to: L’Anse Area Schools, Brick Fundraiser, 201 North 4th Street, L’Anse, MI 49946. For details, call 524-6000.