August 2005 Happenings -- October 2005
September 2005 Happenings
Near-eastern Dance workshop to be held Oct. 1
HOUGHTON -- Ahlam will offer instruction in Danse Orientale,
dance of the Near and Middle East, at a workshop from Noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday,
Oct. 1, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 205 E. Montezuma, Houghton. Registration and coffee will be available from 11:30 a.m. to Noon. Cost is $25.
Increase your flexibility, strength and grace. No prior dance experience is required and everyone is welcome, including those who are differently
abled. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Ahlam has more than 30 years of dance studies,
including oriental dance and folkloric dance with the leading dance teachers from the United States, Egypt,
Turkey and Spain. For information contact Ahlam at
Electronics recycling collection set for Saturday, Oct. 1
HANCOCK -- Local residents
will have an opportunity to dispose of non-working and obsolete electronic devices from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Houghton County Fairgrounds.
The Western UP Electronics Recycling Program, which is an expansion of the of the programs and services offered by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), accepts computers and computer components, TVs, VCR and DVD Players, printers/scanners/copy and fax machines, stereo equipment, microwave ovens, cellular and cordless phones, fluorescent
bulbs and a variety of batteries. One hundred percent of the electronics collected are dismantled and recycled.
Artist to unveil Lake Superior painting Oct. 1
A 4-foot by 8-foot oil painting of the Lake Superior coast by plein-air artist Robert Leland Pence will be unveiled at the annual meeting of the North Woods Conservancy
(NWC), on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Allouez Township Community Building, about
three miles north of Calumet on U.S. 41 behind the BP gas station. A social hour with free pizza and refreshments begins at noon. Afterward, Mr. Pence will speak about living and working on the beach at the NWC’s Gratiot River North property for the past 10 weeks, including sleeping in a hammock and sharing the beach with bears. He will then unveil the painting.
The general public is invited and encouraged to attend. For more information contact the NWC at 906-337-0782 or
Michigan Nature Association to lead Keweenaw field trips Sept. 24-25
WILLIAMSTON, MICH. -- The Michigan Nature Association (MNA) will host a Fall Weekend in the Keweenaw on Saturday-Sunday,
Sept. 24-25. Events include a guided exploration of five of the 18 Michigan Nature Association (MNA) sanctuaries in the Keweenaw Peninsula: Estivant Pines, Redwyn's Dunes, Gratiot Lake, Brockway
Mountain and the Robert T. Brown Teaching Sanctuary, as well as a free Open House
and fund-raising Silent Auction from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday evening at the Keweenaw Community Foundation, 326
Shelden Avenue in Houghton. Participants must register for the field trips.
Grand Rapids expert to speak on historic downtowns, environmental design Sept. 20-22
HOUGHTON-- Guy Bazzani, a Grand Rapids developer and principal owner of award-winning Bazzani Associates, will share his decades of experience in historic downtowns and environmental building design on his visit to the Copper Country Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 20-22. Bazzani will give two talks open to the general public: "Revitalizing Historic Downtowns: A Visual and Economic Rebirth," from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, on the seventh floor of the Best Western Franklin Square
Inn, and "The Triple Bottom Line: Economics, Community and Environment," from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Hesterberg Hall, in the Noblet Forestry Building on the Michigan Tech campus. Read more on Tech
Local volunteers needed for Michigan Coastal Cleanup Sept. 18
Posted and updated 09/16/2005
CALUMET -- Volunteers are still needed to help pick up trash from Houghton and Keweenaw County beaches on Sunday, Sept. 18, as part of the Michigan Coastal
Cleanup and the International Coastal Cleanup. The goal is to pick up trash from every portion of beach, large or small, in Houghton and Keweenaw counties. A record is kept of what areas are cleaned, how much and what type of refuse is collected and who participated.
This year the list of beaches is greatly expanded. Find out how you can help. more
Parade of Nations to celebrate diversity Sept. 17
HOUGHTON -- Students from more than 80 different countries will participate in the Parade of Nations and International Ethnic Food Festival this Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning at 11 a.m. in front of Hancock Middle School. The parade will follow the usual route from Hancock to Houghton across the Portage Lift Bridge. This annual event, open to the public, is Michigan Tech's and the local communities' way of celebrating diversity. After the parade, enjoy great ethnic food, music and dance performances throughout the afternoon in Dee Stadium in Houghton.
Photo: Indian students march toward downtown Houghton during the 2004 Parade of Nations. Click on photo for larger version. (Photo
Michele Anderson) For more photos of the 2004 Parade of Nations visit
MTU's International Programs and Services Web
Natural Resources Commission to meet at MTU Sept. 8
HOUGHTON -- The Michigan Natural Resource Commission (NRC) will hold its next regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Memorial Union Building on the Michigan Tech
campus. The NRC Policy Committee on Wildlife Issues will meet at 1 p.m., followed by a Committee of the Whole meeting at 3 p.m. Public Appearances before the Natural Resources Commission will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by the NRC's regular business meeting. All meetings are open to the public. For more information contact Teresa Gloden at 517-373-2352 or Ann Wilson at 906-228-6561.
A complete agenda is available on the
DNR web page.
Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited to meet Sept. 8
HANCOCK -- The Copper Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited (CCCTU) will meet at 7
p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Ramada Inn Waterfront, Hancock. A panel
including Bill Deephouse of CCCTU and the Keweenaw Point Advisory Committee, Evan McDonald of the
Keweenaw Land Trust and Sue Haralson of the Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District will provide a brief update and then participate in
an open discussion on conservation intitiatives and developments in the Copper Country.
Fishing and conservation enthusiasts, both men and women, are invited to attend. For membership information,
contact Bill Leder, 482-0158.
Finlandia's Nordic Film Series to begin Sept.
HANCOCK -- The Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center's annual Nordic Film Series will
begin with Mosku -- The Last of His Kind (Mosku -- Lajinsa
Viimeinen) at 6 p.m., Thursday Sept. 8. Released in 2003, Mosku is a biographical adventure based on the real life of the legendary Finnish outdoorsman and protector of the forest.
The Nordic Film Series will continue the second Thursday of each month through April 2006. All of the films will be shown at
6 p.m. in the Finnish American Heritage Center Theatre. The films are in Finnish with English subtitles. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.
For more information, please contact Heritage Center Director James Kurtti at 906-487-7302.
Keweenaw Krayons' Pablo raises funds for art
Pablo "Pig" Casso, the Keweenaw Krayons Arts Fundraising Piggy Bank, has
recently visited several businesses in Copper Harbor, including the Berry Patch Ice Cream and Jam
Shop, the Olde Fashioned Photo and Millinery and the front porch of Laughing Loon Crafts of the North.
His next stop will be Keweenaw Krayons' "End of Summer" picnic, which will be held rain or shine, from noon to 3 p.m.
on Friday, Sept. 2, at the Mohawk School. Following the picnic, he'll travel north to join Tom and Lani Poynter of the Delaware Mine as they celebrate the Labor Day weekend.
MTU to host "Affirming
diversity" Conference Oct. 5-8, 2005
Posted 03/28/2005 Updated 03/29/2005
HOUGHTON -- The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University will host the fifth Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Oct. 5-8, 2005, sponsored by the Coalition of Women Scholars and Rhetoricians. This interdisciplinary conference affirms various aspects of diversity -- from language use to communication practices of women from different races, classes, cultures and historical eras.
August 2005 Happenings -- October 2005
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