-- October Happenings
September 2002 Happenings
Calumet Theatre to host Historic Fashion Show and dance Sept. 29
CALUMET -- The Finlandia University Fiber Design Senior Fashion Show by Becky Weeks, artist and seamstress, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Calumet Theatre. Weeks will present her own view of the history of fashion from its pre-historic roots to present-day Copper Country. A celebration dance, with live Finnish music, will follow in the Theatre Ballroom.
Marquette Citizens' group to hold Forum on Iraq Sept. 24
MARQUETTE -- A Forum on Iraq will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on
Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library in
Marquette (downstairs). The event is sponsored by SpeakUP, Citizens Opposed to
War with Iraq, and Northern Michigan University United Students. Questions and
discussion will follow the panel presentations. Cider and doughnuts will be
Parade of Nations to feature carnival theme Sept. 21
HOUGHTON-- With the theme, "Carnivals of Nations," hundreds of representatives from more than 70 countries will march
in the 2002 Parade of Nations on Saturday, Sept. 21. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Hancock Middle School, crosses the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and ends at Houghton's Dee Stadium for a Multicultural Festival. In addition to festive floats and bands, this year's parade features a mask contest and special guest performers, the Calypso Tumblers from New York.
Read more on the Michigan Tech Web
Keweenaw Now's photos of the 2001 Parade of Nations.
KEWEENAW PENINSULA -- This calendar provides a guide to arts, cultural,
government, and organization events and meetings in the Keweenaw
Peninsula for the month of September, 2002. more
Local groups to participate in Coastal Cleanup Sept. 21
CALUMET -- A beach cleanup of Lake Superior shoreline from North Sedar Bay to
the Mouth of the Gratiot River and Seven Mile Point is the goal of local groups of volunteers participating in the International Coastal Cleanup™ on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The North Woods Conservancy, the Copper Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Keweenaw County and the Michigan Nature Association will work together on the cleanup in conjunction with the Lake Michigan Federation and the Ocean Conservancy.
Commission to hold work session with WUPPDR Sept. 18
HOUGHTON -- The Keweenaw County Zoning/Planning Commission will hold a public
hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, in the Courthouse in Eagle
River. Zoning Administrator Jane Pelto said the hearing is really a work session
with WUPPDR (Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region) to review
the Keweenaw County "Blueprint For Tomorrow" Land Use Plan. more
KEWEENAW PENINSULA -- This listing provides a guide to arts and cultural
exhibits in the Keweenaw Peninsula for the month of September, 2002. It also lists
other arts news, art lessons and grant opportunities. more
Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District seeking nominations for Board elections
HOUGHTON -- The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District is now accepting nominations to its Board of Directors. Two four-year term seats on the board will be filled
during the annual meeting and election on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Hancock's Finnish American Heritage Center. Any Houghton or Keweenaw County resident interested in running for a seat on the board may phone or visit the Conservation District Office to request a nominating petition.
Completed petitions are due by Tues., Sept. 3, in the District office, 600 East Lakeshore Drive, Houghton, MI 49931. Phone: 906-482-0214. Fax: 906-482-6074. Details and tickets to the
dinner meeting will be available in September. Read more about the District by visiting
their Web site.
-- October Happenings
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