Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Community Calendar

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The 23rd Annual Copper Country Bowl for Kids is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 21st. Bowling sessions will start at noon2:00 and 4:00 at The Mine Shaft in Houghton. Individuals and Teams of 4 to 8 people are welcome to register for this special event and help Big Brothers Big Sisters to raise funds for local programs exclusively benefiting children and youth in the Copper Country.  This event is not about the bowling; it’s about having fun for a good cause, so anyone can participate.  Each participant raises a minimum of $37 in pledges and is then eligible for two hours of bowling, pizza, great prizes and a lot of fun. For more information or to register a team, call 487-9855, email or visit the agency’s website at

Friends of Rhonda Therrian are raising money to help her get a new vehicle. Rhonda and her family lost all their possessions when their home in Hubbell burned to the ground early last year. She has since undergone two back surgeries, and needs a vehicle to travel to out-of-town medical appointments. If you would like to make an online donation, click here.

Six members of the Copper Country Ski Tigers have qualified for the Junior Nationals beginning March 8th in Truckee, California. They are raising money to help pay for the trip. If you’d like to help, you can make a donation through their GoFundMe site here.

Members of the Muslim Student Association at Michigan Tech are raising money to place a memorial marker on the grave of Sanaz Nezami, an environmental engineering graduate student who was killed by her husband in December 2013. The fundraising effort was started by some of the nurses who treated Nezami. To get more information, or make an online contribution, click here. The goal is $5,000. If more than $5,000 is raised, the rest will be donated to a women’s shelter..

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.