November 2002 Happenings -- January 2003
December 2002 Happenings
KEWEENAW PENINSULA -- This calendar provides a guide to arts, cultural,
government, and organization events and meetings in the Keweenaw
Peninsula for the month of December, 2002.
Peace Alliance to sponsor Walk for Peace Dec.
HOUGHTON -- The Copper Country Peace Alliance will hold its next Walk for Peace Saturday,
Dec. 28, starting at noon from the
Motherlode in Houghton. The theme for this walk is "Our New Year's Resolution: Working Locally to Achieve Peace Globally." Everyone who supports a diplomatic, non-violent solution of the conflict with Iraq is invited to participate. For more information, call 483-3183.
Read why Peace Alliance members and supporters oppose war on Iraq in "Open
Letter to our friends and neighbors."
Peace Alliance to sponsor Walk for Peace Dec. 21
-- "Freedom from want; freedom from fear and terror; peace for all people of all faiths and nations" is the theme of the Dec. 21 Walk for Peace, sponsored by the Copper Country Peace Alliance (CCPA). The walk begins at noon from the Motherlode in Houghton. Everyone who supports a diplomatic, non-violent resolution of the conflict with Iraq is invited to participate. CCPA members collected about 40 health kits for Iraq on Dec. 14 and also paused during their walk to visit the Community Meal at the Salvation Army in Hancock.
Art and Antique Gallery Tour is Saturday, Dec. 21
-- Need a last-minute holiday gift? On Saturday, Dec. 21, take the UP NORTH 41 Art and Antique Gallery Tour of
the Keweenaw, from Hancock to Mohawk: L.L. Perry Gallery and Gifts, Traditions Gift Shop, Lake Superior
Glass Works, True North Antiques and Ramblin' Rose Arts Center. Hours are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit Keweenaw
Krayons' Web site for details on the door prizes, treats and more.
Copper Country Audubon to hold Christmas Bird Count Dec. 21
-- Copper Country Audubon will hold its annual Christmas Bird count all day
Saturday, Dec. 21. Groups of participants will cover sections in a 15-mile diameter circle centered in
Portage Lake. Contact Dana Richter at 487-2149 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or Marilyn Cooper at 482-7834 or email@example.com
for information. Report the day's sightings at a 6 p.m. potluck at the
Michigan Tech Forestry Building, Hesterberg Hall Atrium. Bring a dish to share
and your own table setting.
KEWEENAW PENINSULA -- This listing provides a guide to arts and cultural
exhibits in the Keweenaw Peninsula for the month of December, 2002. It also lists
other arts news, art lessons and grant opportunities. more
Ahmeek's Streetcar Station Gallery to hold Open House Dec. 14
The Streetcar Station Gallery in Ahmeek will hold an Open House from noon to 8
p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. The public is invited to browse artwork and
photography from M.J.Shupe, J.Renee, j.d.slack, Mary Anne Beckwith, Bill Wiard,
Edith Wiard, Arnold Oja, Ronald Gratz and Peg McNinch of Silver Rae Studios,
while sampling delicious new Homemade Pizza and other goodies. The Streetcar
Station (known also for its ice cream in summer) is on U.S. 41, just on the
left as you enter Ahmeek in Keweenaw County.
Dec. 14 Peace Walk to honor activist Phillip Berrigan
"Remembering Phillip Berrigan, devoted activist for peace and justice" will be the theme of the Dec. 14 Walk for Peace, starting at noon Saturday from the Motherlode
in Houghton. The walk is sponsored by the Copper Country Peace Alliance (CCPA). Everyone who supports a diplomatic, non-violent resolution of the conflict with Iraq is invited to participate.
After the walk CCPA members will collect family health kits for Iraq at the
Motherlode. These will be sent to the American Friends Service Committee for their relief efforts. For more information, call 288-3181.
See the Dec. 10 New York Times article "Protests Held Across the Country to Oppose War in Iraq."
See also the Dec. 11 New York Times ad,
"Let the Inspections Work," signed by more than 175,000 members of MoveOn.org.
Center to hold Holiday Open House Dec. 12
The Community Arts Center in Hancock will hold a Holiday Open House from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Live music, shopping, free gift wrapping, a Parade
of Confections and a Silent Gift Auction will be part of the festivities. The
event will also be a reception for the Kerredge Gallery's "Small"
exhibit of art work from private collections. more
Peace Alliance to sponsor Walk for Peace, collect health kits for Iraq
"Teach children about peace; don't buy war-toys" will be the message for the Saturday, Dec. 7, Walk for Peace, sponsored by the Copper Country Peace Alliance (CCPA). The walk begins at noon from the
Motherlode in Houghton. Everyone who supports a diplomatic, non-violent resolution of the conflict with Iraq is invited to participate. On Saturday, Dec. 14, CCPA members will collect family health kits for Iraq. These will be sent to the American Friends Service Committee for their relief efforts.
Poor Artists' Sale is Saturday, Dec. 7, at Calumet Gym
CALUMET -- The Copper Country Community Arts Council's 26th
Annual Poor Artists' Sale will be held from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday,
Dec. 7, in the Calumet Public School Gymnasium. From Joe Kirkish's photos
to Christine Young's dolls, creations by
local artists provide a unique holiday shopping experience. The Calumet
Gym is located in the High School building across the hall from the
Calumet Public Library.
students hold "sit-in" fundraiser for sanitation projects in West Africa
On a chilly, snowy Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, Michigan Tech engineering
students began a 50-hour "sit-in" fundraiser for a Peace Corps project
to build latrines in
two villages in Cameroon, West Africa, in order to prevent hygiene-related diseases.
Find out why students are willing to "sit in" on a commode located outside the
MTU Memorial Union Building. more
November 2002 Happenings
-- January 2003 Happenings
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