February 2004 Calendar
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March 2004 Calendar
Sat. 3/13. 6 p.m. Keweenaw Symphony Concert audience members are invited to "Meet the Music" at a pre-concert event with Thompson, Irish and Franklin
(see below) at the Rozsa Center. Photographs of the Keweenaw by award-winning photographer Michael Shupe will be displayed in the Rozsa
Sat. 3/13. 7:30 p.m. Keweenaw Symphony Concert Features Irish, Gershwin:
The premiere of "Blue Waters: A Jazz Portrait of the Keweenaw" by Mike Irish, Michigan Tech's director of jazz studies,
plus a performance of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" featuring concert pianist Rachel
Franklin. Rozsa Center. Alton Thompson will conduct the two jazz/orchestral works plus "Susquehanna Sunset" by American composer Mark Zuckerman.
Sat. 3/13. 9 p.m. minniapolis indie pop (featuring dove dewy), friendly
no one w/ flashing red airplane, exurban, 416
Shelden Ave., Houghton. $5.
Sat. 3/13. 9 p.m. - Midnight. Breakers Blues Band. Pilgrim River Steakhouse,
Sat. 3/13. 9 p.m.? Ken Thiemann and Friends: an evening of solo
acoustic guitar and strange songs of near and far. Northern Lights Lounge, 7th
Floor, Ameurasia Restaurant, Houghton.
Sat. 3/13. 10 p.m. Bob and Dave bring their unique style of Open Mic
to the Upper Deck Ramada Inn, Hancock. No cover charge.
Sun. 3/14. 3 p.m. Studio North Opera presents "Diva Moments," An Afternoon of Opera Scenes.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock. Admission: $10 General, $5 Seniors/Students.
For more information, call: 482-5202.
Sun. 3/14. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Barn Dance. American Legion Hall, Hancock. Mark Ritchie, fiddle;
Mike Swaney, banjo; Larry Sutter, bass; also, the Copper Country Suzuki Assocation
Fiddlers. Square Dance calling by Becky Weeks. Pot Luck -- Bring a dish to pass.
$5 per person, $10 per family. A benefit for the Copper Country Suzuki Assocation.
Please call 487-3606 for more information.
Mon. 3/15, Tues. 3/16, Fri., 3/19, Mon. 3/22, Tues. 3/23, Fri., 3/26. 2 p.m.
(EST) on channel 19 (public access). Championship basketball games of Finlandia University's Lady Lions, who recently became national champs of the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association at the annual tournament at Central Maine
Technical Institute in Auburn, Maine. Each game lasts approximately two hours so set your VCR accordingly if you plan on taping to watch after normal work hours.
Tues. 3/16. 7 p.m. The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) will be holding an informational forum on sulfide mining plans in the
U. P. at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock. UPEC is a member of the
Eagle Alliance, a group of organizations and
individuals concerned about protecting Michigan's waters against Acid Mine Drainage, a serious by-product of sulfide mining. Please join Dave Allen, Cynthia Pryor, Alex Mayer and Jon Saari for an informational discussion. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact UPEC at 483-4729. Refreshments will be served.
Tues. 3/16. 7 p.m. "The Manitou Island Bird Survey 2003 and
Beyond." Talk and slide show by Joseph Youngman of the Copper Country
Audubon Club. Update on the 2003 Manitou Bird Survey. MTU Forestry Building, Rm.
G002. After the presentation and meeting stay for a Book, Magazine and
Literature Exchange for birders. Bring in books, magazines, etc., to give away
or trade with others. Open to the public. Visit the Manitou
Island Bird Survey Web site.
Thurs. 3/18. 6 p.m. The Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen's Club will host its annual St. Pat's corned
beef and cabbage dinner meeting at the Calumet VFW Post, U.S. 41 North and Larch Street. Guest speaker, Dr. Dana Richter,
Michigan Tech, will present a slide show on the nature and scenery of the Huron Mountains. Hunters, fishers, outdoor and conservation enthusiasts and
the public are invited to attend. For membership information, contact Jim
Fri. 3/19. 8 p.m. International Folk Dancing. Community Arts Center (back door).
Sat. 3/20. 11:30 a.m. End the Occupation Vigil and March will begin at 11:30
a.m. in front of the Marquette post office. Marquette
Citizens for Peace and Justice.
Sat. 3/20. Noon. Walk, followed by Video Showing. Motherlode
Coffee House, Houghton. This is the anniversary of the start of the war on Iraq; it coincides with other events going on around the world on this day.
Walkers will meet at noon at the Motherlode to walk with a sign or signs. The theme is to remember the lives lost.
There will be a viewing of the video "Iraq, Emerging Voices" at 1:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at the
Motherlode. For more info contact Sue Ellen Kingsley at 482-6827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat. 3/20. 3 p.m. Misha Rachlevsky, artistic director and conductor of the
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, will hold a strings master class at the Rozsa Center.
The class will include some Michigan Tech students and other younger musicians from the community, who have been chosen by the Fine Arts department faculty at Michigan Tech. They will each play prepared pieces for the Maestro, who will then offer his suggestions for improvement. In the early part of his career, before he started conducting on the international circuit, Rachlevsky was a violinist who trained at the Moscow Conservatory of Music.
The class is free and open to the public. Please arrive in good time to be seated before 3:00 p.m.
Sat. 3/20. 7:30 p.m. Concert by Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. Rozsa
Center. One performance only. The program will include Edvard Grieg's beautiful Holberg
Suite, Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony, and Contrapunctus No. 1 from
J. S. Bach's The Art of the Fugue. The second half of the concert will feature the famous
Death and the Maiden by Franz Schubert arranged for chamber orchestra by artistic director and conductor Misha Rachlevsky.Tickets are on sale at the Rozsa Box Office (487-3200) or online at www.tickets.mtu.edu.
Fri. 3/26. 8 p.m. International Folk Dancing. Community Arts Center (back door).
Mon. 3/29. 7 p.m. Forum on the Patriot Act (as it relates to
libraries), sponsored by the Keweenaw Unitarians. BHK Child Development Center. Curt
Allred, the director of the Portage Lake District Library, will be speaking and will lead a discussion.
This forum is open to the public. The BHK Center is on Park Avenue in Houghton, but use
the Waterworks Drive entrance and parking lot. For more info contact Susie and Ken Kraft 523-4748,
email@example.com, or Connie Sherry 822-0025.
Omphale Gallery in Calumet is hosting "Exquisite Island," an exhibition of paintings on Isle Royale by jd slack and Terry
Daulton. The exhibit of over 50 pastel
paintings is the result of 18 days the two artists spent on Isle Royale in August 2003, as well as more recent work done from photographs and memory. Jennifer D. Slack was 2003 Isle Royale Artist in Residence, while
Daulton, a pastel artist and wildlife biologist from Wisconsin, was her guest on the island. The paintings will be on exhibit through March and April at the
Omphale, 431 For more about Omphale check out the
Omphale Web site.
Celebrate Youth Arts Month through March 27. Kerredge Gallery and
Republic Bank Youth Art Gallery, Community Arts Center, 126 Quincy Street, Hancock.
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday,
10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information call 482-2333.
"The Transfiguration of
Christ" -- the famed altar painting from the Sitka Lutheran Church in Sitka, Alaska --
is on display at Finlandia University's Finnish American Heritage Center Theater through March 19.
Painted by Finnish artist Berndt Abraham Godenhjelm in 1839, this work has been on a world tour, having been displayed at the Amos Anderson Museum in Helsinki, Finland, the Art Museum of Mikkeli, which is near the artist's birthplace, and the University of Jyväskylä as well as in St. Petersburg, Russia. The exhibit at the Finnish American Heritage Center is the first of few exhibits planned for the painting in the lower 48 states before the painting returns home to Alaska.
In addition to the Sitka altar painting, six other religious paintings from the 19th and early 20th centuries are on display. For more information about the Hancock display, call (906) 487-7302.
Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or by appointment.
Human Dimensions, by Escanaba Artist and recent Romanian immigrant
Ingrid Cline, is on exhibit at Finlandia University's Finnish American Heritage Center Gallery through March 28.
Human Dimensions includes five large drawings that explore the theme of the "Journey." Cline based this series of drawings on a Romanian children's game named "Pynthian." The drawings can be appreciated individually, but take on a stronger significance when viewed as a whole. Each portrait represents a character you would meet along the "journey of life to the center."
Cline works in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, graphic
design and printmaking. She also takes commissions for portraits, designs web sites, teaches
classes and recently illustrated the book City of Bones, River of Blood, by Escanaba author Darby Mitchell. Her work can be viewed through
her website. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. Please call 487-7500 for more information.
Photography by Roger Little. Copper Country Associated Artists window
6th Street, Calumet. Thurs. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Editor's Note: Gallery curators: Please send your exhibit
announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcements for March 2004:
Yoga Classes of all levels are offered from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every
Tues. and Thurs. at the exurban, 416
Shelden Ave., Houghton. $5. Open mic is from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Thursday at
the exurban. $2.
Keweenaw Krayons will continue their Art to Go program in
March, April and May on the second and fourth Thursdays and Saturdays of the
month at the Ramblin' Rose Arts Center in Mohawk.
Pre-registration is required. Call 337-4706. For more information visit the Keweenaw Krayons Web site.
Art Jams at the Motherlode Coffee House in Houghton will be held from
8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Thursdays through the rest of March and the beginning of
April. All ages are welcome. Visit www.collagehapnin.com
to see the art from jams gone by.
The Community Arts Center, Hancock, is offering Clay classes -- now open for registration at the Center, located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. Adult classes beginning in March will include Beginning Clay, a fun and non-intimidating introduction to clay designed for those with no experience in the medium. Under the instruction of Mary Ann Predebon, adult students will learn basic techniques of hand-building,
glazing and getting to know clay. The class will meet from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Thursdays, March 18 - April 22
(six weeks). Continuing Clay will be offered on Tuesdays evenings from 7
p.m. - 9 p.m., March 16 through April 20 (six weeks). This is a class for those experienced in clay who want to learn how to throw or improve their technique. The class will cover introduction to wheel throwing, throwing improvement, making lids, spouts,
handles and sculpture. Focus will be on craftsmanship and refinement of skills. Advance registration and payment for classes is required as all classes have limited space. All classes take place at the Community Arts Center.
For more information call (906) 482-2333.
The Community Arts Center, Hancock, is offering free art classes for senior citizens at Still Waters Assisted Living Community in Calumet
and at the Bluffs in Houghton. This program, Art for Elders, is open to those in the public age 60 and older.
This program is made possible by a grant from the Keweenaw Community Foundation.
Space is limited. Please call Bonnie at the Community Arts Center at 482-2333 for more information or
registration. The Community Arts Center is located at 126 Quincy Street, Hancock.
Kids Make Art with Bonnie Loukua offers exploratory art classes for
ages 6-9 in different media from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday at the
Community Arts Center, Hancock. Classes include painting, paper maché, beading,
batik, sculpture, color, drawing and design.
Art Rocks is a free art program for 14-16 year olds after school from
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Call the Community Arts Center at 482-2333 for
The Keweenaw Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)
announces grants for Youth Projects in Houghton and Keweenaw counties. The YAC will
be granting a total of $500 for youth projects and programs on April 30, 2004. Grant applications must be received by
5 p.m. on April 9, 2004, to be considered for the grant.
Any Houghton or Keweenaw County non-profit organization, with 501 (c)(3)
that is in need of funding for programs or events that are beneficial to youth may apply. Members of the Youth Advisory Committee will
review grant applications and make recommendations to the Keweenaw Community Foundation board of directors.
Those interested in applying for this grant may receive a grant application by calling the Keweenaw Community Foundation office at 482-9673 or e-mailing
the Youth Advisory Committee at email@example.com.
Applications are also available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at the foundation office located
in the lower level of the Houghton City Center, 616 Shelden Avenue, Houghton.
Editor's Note: If you have a community calendar announcement for March
or April 2004, please email the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.