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

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.

Local high school sports schedules are here.

For Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, click here.

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

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly has informed us that they have reached their capacity for Easter dinners, and will not be able to accept any more requests.

Registration is open for the Portage Lake Little League, the Keweenaw Little League, and the Baraga County Little League. Follow the links to get more information, and sign up.

The Hancock Beautification Group is looking for volunteers to help maintain the city’s flower pots, perennial beds and native gardens. Both experienced and inexperienced gardeners are welcome. To sign up, or get more information, email hancockbeautification@gmail.com.

Because local businesses have been stressed by COVID-19 effects, the Keweenaw ATV Club has decided not to sell ads for a new trail map this year. Last year’s map will be reprinted, with some trail updates. Donations are needed to help cover the printing cost. To contribute, visit their website, and click on the “Donate” tab. The Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau will match donations up to $1,500.

Young artists are invited to participate in the Voice Box Sessions, a unique performance series which supports the development of singer-songwriters, musicians, storytellers, poets, etc. beginning in the 7th grade. The program will run from May to September 2021, and free of charge to Copper Country students. The sessions are open to all skill levels, however participation is limited to 18 students. For more information and to apply send an email to realpeoplemedia@gmail.com, or click here. The deadline to apply is April 15th. 

The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home is putting the finishing touches on its new facility. Items are needed for the bedrooms, and money is needed, especially to help pay for a fire sprinkler system that turned out to be much more costly than anticipated. Find out more here.

Upper Peninsula Communities That Care is holding a coffee sale fundraiser through the end of March. Support local efforts to build families and support youth by purchasing here. Learn more about Upper Peninsula Communities That Care here.

The Portage Health Auxiliary will again award grants to non-profit groups in Keweenaw, Houghton, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties. The grant awards will be based on the mission of the auxiliary to improve the health and well-being of the elderly and youth. Application forms are available at the Guilded Rose gift shop at UPHS-Portage in Hancock or by contacting Barb Worrall at gbworrall@live.com or at 523-4445. The deadline is April 5th.

The Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Tech has scheduled a number of virtual programs to celebrate World Water Day between March 18th and 24th. This year’s theme is “Valuing Water.” See what’s planned, and how to participate, here.

Entries are now being accepted for “An Artistic Discovery,” a nationwide visual art competition that recognizes and encourages artistic talent in each Congressional District. All high school students currently living in the First District are eligible. The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The entry deadline is April 23rd. Read rules and procedures here. To apply, email the completed Student Release Form along with a digital copy of the artwork to Congressman Jack Bergman at Bergman.Art@mail.house.gov.

“Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness” is an exciting collaboration that includes an art exhibit in the Rozsa Gallery, and an online virtual event that also includes original music. The Gallery is underway, and the virtual event is available at the Rozsa Center website through April 17th.