January 2005 Happenings -- March 2005
February 2005 Happenings
KBIC's Four Thunders Drum group to meet with IMAGINE COMMUNITY!!! Feb. 27
HOUGHTON -- IMAGINE COMMUNITY!!! will gather to welcome the Four Thunders drum group from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) for a potluck at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church / Lutheran Campus Ministry, 1100 College Avenue, Houghton. After the dinner, the group will spend the evening singing, drumming and talking with community members. All are welcome. While admission is free, the hat will be passed to help defray the guests' transportation costs.
Rod Carter Photography Exhibit in Houghton for Black History Month
Rod Carter's photography exhibit has been on display at Victoria's Kitchen in Houghton through February in correlation with Black History Month. Carter, who lives in Detroit, has been a photographer for over 30 years. His
work has been featured in galleries, museums and numerous fine art festivals. He is currently exhibiting at the Charles H. Wright
Museum of African American History in Detroit. The exhibit, on display through Monday, Feb. 28, is sponsored by Michigan Tech's Office of Educational Opportunity.
Victoria's Kitchen is at 518 Shelden Avenue in Houghton.
Photo: "My Land," by Rod Carter, received an award
from the Art League of Michigan in April 2000. The original photo is on
exhibit through February at Victoria's Kitchen in
Houghton. (Photo by Michele Anderson)
MTU to celebrate
Black History Month Feb. 21-25
Posted 02/21/2005 Updated 02/24/2005
Editor's Note: The events scheduled for
Thursday, Feb. 24, and Friday, Feb. 25, have been postponed.
The African Students will present their program on March 30 at a special Tech
Tea. The film Ray, the story of Ray Charles, has also been postponed.
HOUGHTON -- Michigan Technological University will present several talks and
films in honor of Black History Month during the week of Feb. 21-25. Included
are the films Malcolm X: The Death of a Prophet and the Academy
Award nominee Ray, the story of Ray Charles, as well as student,
faculty and staff presentations. Most of the events will be held in Memorial
Union Ballroom B. In addition, a variety of books and displays will be available
for viewing each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the ballroom. All the events are
free and open to the public. more
Nationally known writer, poet to speak at MTU Feb. 24
Critically praised nonfiction writer and poet Patricia Hampl will read and discuss her work at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24,
in Michigan Tech's McArdle Theatre, located in the Walker Arts and
Humanities Center. Hampl first won recognition in 1981 for A Romantic
Education, a memoir about her Czech heritage. In 1987 she published Spillville, a meditation on Czech composer Anton Dvorak's summer in Iowa. Hampl's award-winning fiction, poems, essays, reviews and travel pieces have appeared in
The New Yorker, The Paris Review, New York Times Book Review
and many other publications. Her talk, free and open to the public, is sponsored by MTU's Department of Humanities. A reception with light refreshments will follow the reading. For more information, contact Randy
Freisinger, 487-3229, firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more details on Tech
Susan Burns: How big is your ecological footprint?
Find out Feb. 25
Susan Burns, managing director of the Global Footprint
Network, will give a presentation, "Lighten Up: Explore Sustainability with the Ecological Footprint," at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, in Room U115 of the Minerals and Materials Engineering Building at Michigan Technological University.
The event is free and open to the public. By using The Ecological Footprint
planning tool, Burns will outline approaches for measuring our lifestyles'
footprints and reducing human impact on the natural environment. On Thursday,
Feb. 24, Burns will also visit Finlandia University, co-sponsor of the visit
with various MTU groups, including the Environmental Sustainability Committee
"Music for Media 2005" to benefit Portage Lake District Library
HOUGHTON -- The Friends of the Portage Lake District Library will sponsor "Music for Media
2005," beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the South Range Community Hall. All money raised
at this musical benefit will go toward expanding the library’s media collection.
The lineup of bands and musicians includes something for everyone: Cheap Therapy, Finn Street, Zen Lunatic, Algoma, Lori Honrath (joined by Floyd Henderson and Craig Kurtz), Jennifer Wilke, and Libby Meyer (joined by Suzuki fiddlers). Admission is $5, or $10 for families. Bring a dish to share and enjoy soda from Houghton Coca-cola and coffee from the Cyberia café. Or, BYOB. For more information call the Portage Lake District Library at 482-4570.
Jazz Pianist Pamela Wise
to perform at MTU's Rozsa Center Feb. 18
Jazz pianist Pamela Wise brings Afro-Cuban rhythms to the Rozsa Center, playing solo and with jazz ensemble during Michigan Tech's
Department of Fine Arts annual jazz residency. MTU's award-winning Jazz Lab Band, directed by Mike Irish,
joins in the fun at 7:30
p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18. This Black History Month Jazz Concert is a rare opportunity to hear superb piano jazz by one of Detroit's stellar performers.
Tickets are available from the Rozsa Box Office (487-3200 or www.tickets.mtu.edu) and at the door for $10 general public, $5 students. Read
more on MTU's Tech Topics.
Ski for Heart, Pancake brunch, to raise hospice funds Feb. 12, 13
HOUGHTON -- The community is invited to participate in two upcoming February events to raise funds for the Omega House Hospice Project, as well as the Portage Lake Rowing Club and the Portage Lake
Hospice -- "Ski for the Heart of Our Community" on Saturday, Feb. 12, and a
Pancake Brunch Sunday, Feb. 13. Recent fundraisers for Omega House, the Karhun
Tanssi, Heikinpäivä dance and the Lunch Bag fudge snowmen sale netted more
than $1,000 for the Omega House Project. more
MTU Winter Carnival snow
sculptures ... more photos
Keweenaw Now presents a second page of photos with some of the winning
snow sculptures in Michigan Tech's 2005 Winter Carnival. Despite a recent thaw that
melted some preliminary statue construction, students worked hard, even
importing snow and working all night Wednesday to
complete their icy entries in the snow statue competition. The theme, "A Frozen Commotion from the Depths of the Ocean,"
has inspired some creative sea creatures. more
Photo: Icy details from TKE Fraternity's "Atlantis" sculpture,
which won second place in the Fraternities Division at MTU's Winter Carnival
2005. Click on photo for larger version. (Photo by Michele Anderson)
MTU's Technobabe Times to sponsor The Vagina Monologues Feb. 11, 12
HOUGHTON -- The Technobabe Times of Michigan Technological University is sponsoring the third annual performance of
The Vagina Monologues at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11 and 12, in room U115 of the M & M Building on the MTU campus. Tickets are $5 at the door, and all proceeds will benefit the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Women's Shelter Home and the Baraga Women's Shelter. A silent art auction will follow each performance, at about 7:30 p.m. Anyone with items to contribute to the auction (from necklaces to ornaments to pottery), please contact Kristin Arola at
email@example.com. The Technobabe Times is a campus publication dedicated to the empowerment of women in all aspects of technology. Visit their Web
Turquoise Gallery to present film event Feb. 13
HANCOCK -- The Story of Tulips, an artistic documentary film on the history of tulips, will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Turquoise Gallery in Hancock. The film is in English and tells the story of how tulips were brought to Holland as a gift from the Ottoman
Sultan. To do justice to its beautiful cinematography, the film will be shown on wide-screen TV. Traditional refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. The Turquoise Gallery is located in the E. L. Wright Building, just south of Pat's IGA on US 41 in
MTU Winter Carnival snow sculptors undaunted by thaw
Michigan Tech's 2005 Winter Carnival is underway. Despite a recent thaw that
melted some preliminary statue construction, students are working hard to
complete their icy entries in the snow statue competition, some requiring
imported snow. The theme, "A Frozen Commotion from the Depths of the Ocean,"
has inspired some creative sea creatures. On Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 9, Keweenaw
Now captured some of the action. more
Photo: TKE Fraternity members resuscitate parts of "Atlantis" sculpture that melted in last week's thaw.
(Photo by Michele Anderson)
Author Susan Brind-Morrow to speak Feb. 9 in Hancock
HANCOCK -- Author, classicist and linguist Susan Brind-Morrow, who is visiting Finlandia University this week, will give a presentation from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the Finnish-American Heritage Center in Hancock. Brind-Morrow will read from her latest book,
Wolves and Honey: A Hidden History of the Natural World, an intimate portrait of a trapper and a beekeeper, and a memoir and meditation on her home, the Finger Lakes region of New York State. She will also autograph copies of her books from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at North Wind Books in Hancock. All are welcome to attend both these free, public events.
Trout Unlimited to meet Thursday, Feb. 10
HANCOCK -- The Copper Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Ramada Inn Waterfront, Hancock. Featured guest speaker will be Dr. Jill Leonard, Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Northern Michigan University. Her topic will be Coaster Brook Trout and the Pictured Rocks Restoration
Effort. Fishing and conservation enthusiasts, both men and women, are invited to attend. For membership information, contact Bill Leder, 482-0158.
Film, book signing to feature Karelian immigration Feb. 3
HANCOCK -- Varpu Lindström, co-editor of Karelian Exodus: Finnish Communities in North America and Soviet Karelia during the
Depression, will sign copies of the newly published book from 4 p.m. to 6
p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, at Finlandia University’s North Wind Books on Quincy
Street in Hancock. At 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 3, the documentary film, Letters from
Karelia, will be shown in the Finnish American Heritage Center Theatre.
Lindström will offer comments and lead discussion about the film, which follows the son of one Finnish-American immigrant to Karelia as he traces his lineage and discovers many of the people and places his father once knew.
January 2005 Happenings -- March 2005
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