Tuesday, May. 31, 2016

Community Calendar

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Bay Ambulance is accepting applications for Camp 911. Fifth and sixth-graders will learn about safety and first aid on June 15th and 16th. Camp is limited to 30 kids. Applications must be received by June 7th. For details, call Bay Ambulance at  353-6196 weekdays between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm, of visit their Facebook page.

If you’d like to be a Bridgefest vendor, this is the time to reserve your spot. Locations are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration forms and payment must be received at the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce office by 5:00 on Friday, June 3rd. Pick up a form at the office, or download one and get the details at BridgefestFun.com. Bridgefest parade applications are also available at the Chamber office, or on the website.

Main Street Calumet is seeking vendors for three major summer programs: the Main Street Farmers Market  through the summer, Pasty Fest on June 25th, and The Big 150 (Calumet Township’s sesquicentennial celebration) on August 19th and 20th. They are also introducing the Calumet Music Festival on Saturday, August 6th. Potential vendors can find all the necessary information and forms at the Main Street Calumet website. For more information, email leah@mainstreetcalumet.com.

The Ottawa Sportsmen’s Club will hold its annual Junior Shooting Sports Camp from June 13th through 17th. Girls and boys between the ages of 14 and 18 will receive instruction in Olympic-style rifle, pistol and shotgun shooting. Attendance is limited to 16 students. The cost is $25.00. Advance registration is required, and must be completed by June 6th. For information, contact Mark Wuori at (906) 228-5471, or click here.

The L’Anse Downtown Development Authority is taking applications for this year’s Facade Grant Program. Businesses within the DDA boundaries may qualify for up to $2,500 for projects such as remodeling, restoration of historic elements, siding and painting, window replacement and masonry cleaning and repair. Applications are due by June 10th, and are available at the Village Office. Winners will be announced June 15th.

The first Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck will be held on Saturday, October 8th, in Houghton. The Ruck will consist of a hike through the city, followed by an extended opportunity to walk at Michigan Tech. Participants are asked to wear a backpack, to honor soldiers who have committed suicide following their service in war zones. Participants are also encouraged to raise money to support Active Heroes, which works to assist veterans who are experiencing depression. To set up your fundraising effort, or make a donation, click here. If you have questions about the event, or would like to become a business supporter, call Grant Beatus at 630-270-7907, or email gmbeatus@mtu.edu.

The first Houghton County Fair Craft Show will be held on Saturday, August 27th, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Crafters who would like to sign up may do so online here. The cost is $25.00, which includes a table, a chair, and a one-day pass to the fair.

If you have books you don’t need, bring them to the Bookworm in Houghton, and donate them to the Big Brothers Big Sisters account. When the books are sold, the money is credited to BBBS, to be used for free books for their kids.