December 2004 Happenings -- February
January 2005 Happenings
to hold first winter Pow Wow Jan. 29
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will hold its first Winter Traditional Pow Wow
on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Niiwin Akeaa Community Center in Baraga. Highlights
include an 1854 Treaty Presentation from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Grand Entry at 1
p.m. and 7 p.m. and Potluck Feast at 5 p.m. The public is invited and admission
is free. For information contact KBIC Cultural Committee at 906-353-6623, ext.
4134. Visit the KBIC
Web site for details.
Visiting physicist to lecture on snowflakes, "miniature ice masterpieces," Jan. 25
HOUGHTON -- "The Many Facets of Snowflakes: A Close Look at the Genesis of Pattern and Form," will be the subject of a lecture by Dr. Ken Libbrecht at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, in Fisher Hall 135 on the Michigan Tech campus. A professor of physics and the executive officer for the Physics Department at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, Libbrecht is currently in Houghton to photograph local snowflakes. His illustrated lecture will include a brief description of why these "miniature ice masterpieces" appear with all their huge diversity of pattern and shape, how they form and grow, how they're classified and preserved and how they're photographed. The lecture, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Van Evera Distinguished Lecture Series Endowment and coordinated by the MTU Great Events Series Office (487-2844).
Read more on MTU's Tech Topics.
Omega House to sponsor mid-winter dance Jan. 21
Omega House hospice project is sponsoring a "fun"-raiser dance at 7:30 p.m. on
Friday, Jan. 21, at the South Range Community Center above the Fire Hall. Before
the dance, from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., Ralph Tuttila of the Finn Hall (Minneapolis) band
will give private Finnish tango lessons (open to the public) for $15 per couple.
Following the tango lessons, the Kivajat youth dancers will give a debut performance.
Tickets for the dance alone are $7 to benefit Omega House. Coffee will be provided, and snacks and other beverages will be available for a small donation.
Peace Presence to be held Jan. 20 in Houghton
HOUGHTON -- The Copper Country Peace Alliance invites the public to join a Peace Presence from Noon to 2 p.m. on Inauguration Day, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, in front of the Houghton Post Office. The cost of war to Michigan in lives and dollars is high. The purpose of this presence is to remind the people in power that the war in Iraq is immoral and
illegal, that they are responsible for starting it and that it is their responsibility to bring it to an end. Now 1,300 brave young Americans and some estimate 100,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the war. The politicians owe our troops a plan -- a way to come home. Remind our religious leaders and our politicians that it is their moral responsibility to end the war in Iraq and give America back to the people.
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Advisory Commission to meet Jan. 18
CALUMET -- The Keweenaw National Historical Park (KNHP) Advisory Commission will convene for its quarterly meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, in the conference room of park headquarters, located at the corner of Calumet Avenue (US-41) and Red Jacket Road. The commission, paneled by citizens appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, represents the general public and works collaboratively with the National Park Service to manage the resources of KNHP. The commission's quarterly meetings are open to the public. For further information or directions, please contact the park at 337-3168.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., commemoration events at MTU Jan. 17, 20
HOUGHTON -- This week Michigan Tech will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., -- clergyman, civil rights leader, anti-war activist, prisoner, Nobel Peace Prize winner (1964) and tireless advocate for nonviolence up to his assassination in 1968. At noon on Monday,
Jan. 17, Robert Holloman III will deliver Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Memorial Union Building on campus. Music and a peace march to the Rozsa Center will follow. On Thursday, Jan. 20, Colorado's Former Lt. Governor Joe Rogers will speak on "The New Civil Rights Agenda" at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Rogers will offer "The Dream Alive," a dedication to Dr. King's memory and legacy, in the Rozsa auditorium. The Praise in Effect Gospel Chorus will perform before and after the presentation, which is free and open to the public.
Read more on the MTU Web site.
"Steppin' In It" to perform Jan. 15 in Calumet, Jan. 16 in Marquette
-- "Steppin' In It," the popular acoustic "folk-rockin', sweet jazz, bluegrass, old-time
swingin' quartet" from Lansing, will perform at the Calumet Theatre's Second Annual Keweenaw Folk Festival at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 15. Other groups appearing in the festival are Seth Bernard and Daisy May. Host will be Robert Jones. "We’ll turn up the heat and dancing is permitted in the aisles!!!!!" said Davey Holmbo, Calumet Theatre director. On Sunday, Jan.
16, "Steppin In It" will perform an all-ages show to benefit the Northwoods Wilderness Recovery in the Peninsula Room, Ramada Inn in Marquette. This benefit performance will also include Ignorant Mob, Seth Bernard and Daisy May.
Photo: "Steppin' In It" on stage. Photo
© 2005 Justin Rowe, J. R.
Photography. Courtesy www.steppininit.com.
Snowshoe Construction course registration deadline is Jan. 12
HANCOCK -- The Community Arts Center is now taking registrations for a class in Snowshoe Construction, taught by Will Shapton. The deadline for prepaid registration is Wednesday, Jan.12, to allow ordering custom supplies. Participants will weave their own snowshoes on wood
Ojibwa-style (pointed toe) frames. In two weekends you can be the proud owner of a fine pair of snowshoes, or make a truly impressive gift for someone REALLY special. The class meets from 9
a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5. All materials except varnish are included for snowshoes and bindings. For more information call 482-2333. The Community Arts Center is at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock; hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 1 p.m.
- 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Finlandia film series to present Pathfinder Jan. 13
HANCOCK -- Finlandia University continues its Nordic film series with Pathfinder
(Olfelas), a 1987 Norwegian film written, directed, produced and performed entirely by the Sámi people. The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock. Nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Film category,
Pathfinder is inspired by a 1000-year old legend and shrouded in the mysticism of Norway's isolated north. Directed by Nils Gaup, the film is in the ancient Sámi language, with English subtitles. Other upcoming films in the series include
Tommy and the Wildcat (Poika ja ilves), Feb. 10; Sibelius, March 10;
Invisible Elina (Näkymätön Elina), April 14. The Thursday-night films are free and open to the public.
December 2004 Happenings -- February
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