October 2003 Happenings -- December
November 2003 Happenings
Home for Holidays Gift Market to fill Rozsa Lobby Sat., Nov. 29
HOUGHTON -- Michigan Tech's Rozsa Center Lobby will be the scene of the 6th Annual Home for the Holidays Gift Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003. Regional
artists, merchants and nonprofit organizations will offer the public the best of their festive handicrafts and merchandise
for unique holiday gift shopping during the Thanksgiving weekend. Items for sale include: Christmas wreaths, floral arrangements, jewelry, beadwork, handmade soaps, books, journals, quilted items, jams and jellies, maple syrup, hand-dipped chocolates, birch products, photography, woodenware, pottery and more. Door prizes will be awarded to lucky shoppers.
Photo: Artist Karen Moran arranges handmade items
for sale at the 2002 Home for the Holidays Gift Market, held in the Rozsa Center
Lobby. Moran, an organizer of the event, also sells her handicrafts in her shop, Lakemaid Designs, in Houghton.
(Photo by Michele Anderson)
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
need volunteers for Thanksgiving dinners
HANCOCK -- On Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2003, Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly will be hosting several holiday dinner sites in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon counties. Volunteers are needed to help cook, set-up, serve, socialize and clean-up. Entertainers are
welcome to volunteer their talents during the festivity. Help is also needed to transport elderly to and from the party sites and deliver hot meals with a visit to the homebound. Volunteers are especially needed in the Ontonagon area to help deliver meals with a visit to the homebound in the outlying areas.
If you can help, please call 482-6944. more info
Keweenaw Land Trust to hold Open House Sat., Nov. 22
LAKE LINDEN -- The Keweenaw Land Trust (KLT) invites the public to drop in to meet their new Executive Director, Evan McDonald, and to visit their new office from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, in Suite 305 of the E-Center on the main street in Lake Linden. McDonald addressed KLT members at their June 19, 2003, General Membership Meeting. Read about the meeting and Robert Stottlemeyer, guest speaker, who gave a slide presentation and lecture, "Global Climate Change as Opportunity."
Turquoise Gallery to exhibit new photographs by Joe Kirkish
HANCOCK -- The Turquoise Art Gallery presents '' Renaissance and Beyond,'' a photographic exhibition by Joe Kirkish. The new series of prints will be seen for the first time in the Upper Peninsula at the Turquoise Gallery in the E. L Wright building in Hancock, from
Nov. 20 to Dec. 17. A Reception begins at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20. ''Renaissance and Beyond'' will reveal Kirkish's contemporary portraits, as created by the use of classical
Renaissance composition, aesthetic and lighting rules.
Read more about Keweenaw Now contributor Joe
Houghton County Democrats' discussion group to meet Nov. 19
HOUGHTON -- The Houghton County Democratic Party will hold its monthly
discussion group meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Motherlode Coffee House in Houghton.
The group offers an opportunity for participants to discuss issues and to share information and ideas in an informal setting. New members and those interested in learning more about the Democratic Party are invited to attend both the discussion group and the party's regular monthly meetings, which are normally held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel in Houghton. The Dec. 3 meeting will be held at Gino's Restaurant in Hancock following a 6 p.m. Dutch Treat holiday dinner. For more information contact Houghton County Democratic Party Chair Janet Metsa at 482-5665.
Keweenaw Krayons to offer "Potato Stamping" class for all ages Nov. 20
Keweenaw Krayons will offer a "Potato Stamping" class from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Mohawk. The class, to be taught by local artist Gilaine Spoto, is part of the new weekly
"Family Art Night" program. Sponsored by the Children’s Trust Fund, the class is free and open to all ages. Participants in this
"Art to Go" program will work with carving tools and tempera paint to create stamped works of art and will be able to take home instructions and supplies to continue working on their project with their family. Pre-registration is required: Please call 337-4706 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit the
Keweenaw Krayons Web site.
Blind Boys of Alabama to sing soul gospel Nov. 15 at Rozsa
HOUGHTON -- The Blind Boys of Alabama, a legendary blues and gospel group, will perform at MTU's Rozsa Center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, for one performance only. For over sixty years the Blind Boys of Alabama have kept alive the pure essence of soul gospel music in the style known as jubilee. Their programs are varied -- vigorous heart-pounding, foot-stomping numbers alternating with gentle, sweetly sung spirituals. Read more on the
Omphale Gallery to hold Art Auction Benefit Gala Nov. 14
CALUMET -- The Omphale Gallery, 431 Fifth Street, Calumet, will be hosting its annual Art Auction Benefit Gala from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 14. Now in its twelfth year, the not-for-profit gallery is inviting the public to be part of this unique fundraising gala. This year's event theme is "red carpet
treatment," featuring art in a blend of media, a gourmet buffet and music by "Little Yellow Moons." Gallery
Hours: M-W-F: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat.: Noon-4 p.m. or by appointment. To learn more about Omphale,
visit their Web site.
Guatemala accompaniers to speak Nov. 16
The Copper Country Guatemala Accompaniment Project (CCGAP) will sponsor a potluck at 5:30 p.m. and program at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, at the First United Methodist Church in Hancock. Hale Sargent, CCGAP's most recent accompanier, will share his experiences in Fronterizo, Guatemala, where he recently completed a six-month term as a human rights observer. Also participating will be the group's next accompanier, Vernon Chow, who will be serving a year term in Guatemala as a protective presence for the families of witnesses in a landmark genocide trial. The public is invited.
Read Hale Sargent's letter from
Fronterizo, "Celebrating Connections."
Alice in Wonderland to appear at Finlandia
Nov. 7, 8, 9
Posted 11/06/2003 Updated 11/08/2003
Alice and her Wonderland cohorts will be appearing on stage Friday through Sunday, Nov. 7, 8 and
9, at Finlandia University's Finnish-American Heritage Center Theatre in
Hancock. The Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee will be at 2 p.m.
Co-directors Melvin Kangas and Ren Olson note their production of Alice in
Wonderland involves 30 community members--including children, teens and adults.
Native American Speakers' Forum, Powwow at MTU Nov. 7-8
Michigan Tech's eighth annual Native American Speakers' Forum on Friday, Nov. 7, will feature singer and songwriter Bill Miller; World Hoop Dancing Champion Lisa Odjig of Wikwemikong, Ontario; Steve Baranyai of the drum group Gathering Thunder; and traditional native flute player Jessica Dakota. Lisa Odjig will perform from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Friday and at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Eighth Annual Spirit of the Harvest Powwow, to be held at the Gates Tennis Center. Sponsored by Michigan Tech and the MTU chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the two events are free and open to the public.
Read details on the MTU Website.
MTU Indian Students to celebrate Diwali, festival of lights, Nov. 8
HOUGHTON -- The Indian Students Association at Michigan Tech University will celebrate Diwali, the "festival of lights," with exotic and authentic Indian food and cultural performances on Saturday, Nov. 8.
The dinner will be served at 7 p.m. in the Wadsworth Hall cafeteria on campus,
followed by the cultural performances in the Rozsa Center, beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Symbolizing the triumph of good over evil, this festival is celebrated on a grand scale in almost all the regions of India and is
looked upon mainly as the beginning of the New Year. more
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