July 2007 Happenings
August 2007 Happenings
Planning Commission to meet Aug. 27
HANCOCK -- The potential sale of waterfront lots in the City of Hancock's
Government Lot 5 near Swedetown Creek will again be a subject of discussion for
the Hancock Planning Commission at their next monthly meeting. The meeting
begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, in the Council Chambers in City Hall, 399
Quincy Street. Read
the Agenda on our Blog.
Copper Harbor's Art in the Park to feature art, music, food Aug. 18-19
HARBOR -- Sixty five artists from all over the country, music, pasties, hot dogs, brats, a bake
sale, face painting, Lakers on Parade and Oreo the Skunk are just some of the items on tap for this
coming weekend’s 20th Annual Art in the Park. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on
Saturday, Aug. 18, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Grant Township Park in Copper Harbor
-- rain or shine. Read more on
Keweenaw Now's new Blog.
Photo: Hunter's Point, a recreational trail in Copper Harbor in need of funding for its Phase II, will share
proceeds from Art in the Park with local organizations. (Photo © 2007 Gustavo Bourdieu)
Heritage Celebration to be Aug. 17, 18, 19
Main Street Calumet's Heritage Celebration will offer three days of events for
the whole family Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17, 18 and 19. Heritage Days recognize the courageous emigrants who settled in the Calumet area and worked to become Americans. Come and celebrate Calumet's cultural diversity with music, dance, food and traditional arts.
View the winners of the Windows Competition and visit the ongoing Key Ingredients Exhibit in the Keweenaw Heritage Center.
Music will be provided alternately by Maple Sugar Folk and Fiddlehead between noon and 4 p.m. Saturday to celebrate this year's "French and Irish" theme. The Calumet Elks Beer Garden also begins at noon
Saturday in Agassiz Park. Read more and see photos on Keweenaw
Photo: Croatian folk dance and music is represented by this colorful exhibit of the Croatian Fraternal Union
Lodge #270 at 200 Fifth Street. Their window display tied with Rowe Furniture for Third Place as People's
Choice in the window competition. The dolls' colorful costumes offer a preview of the Duquesne University
Tamburitzans, who will perform ethnic folk dance and song at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Calumet
Theatre -- all part of the Heritage Celebration! See our blog
for larger version and more photos. (Photo © 2007 Gustavo Bourdieu)
Carl Olson Run/Walk to be held Aug. 25 at Chassell trails
CHASSELL -- The annual Carl Olson Memorial Adventure Run/Walk will take place at
the Chassell trails on Saturday morning, August 25. Bib pick-up and registration
are from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and events begin at 8:45 a.m. Many runners call
this their favorite race because of the beauty and variety of the trail system.
Runners can choose a 5 km or 8 km race. Walkers can participate in the 5 km fun
walk. There is a youth 2 km race and, new this year, a three-person-team 5 km
event just for high school runners. Read more on Keweenaw
DEQ/DNR revise public hearing schedule for Kennecott Eagle Project
MARQUETTE, LANSING -- The Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality and
Natural Resources have issued an Updated Notice of their Consolidated Public
Hearing on the Kennecott Eagle Project, a proposed nickel and copper mine in
Marquette County. The notice is a response to public requests for an
additional hearing in the City of Marquette. See the revised schedule on Keweenaw
"We Are all Family," fiber art by Christine Saari, on exhibit at Kerredge
Gallery through Aug. 25
-- "We Are All Family," a fiber art installation by Christine Saari,
is on exhibit at the Kerredge Gallery of the Copper Country Community Arts
Center through Aug. 25. The Marquette artist, well-known for her fiber art
constructions about her family, will give a talk about her work at the Opening
Reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, August 10. This exhibition will
feature three bodies of work: Family Album, Travel Bags and Shaman's Coat. The
Travel Bags came about when Saari's husband was ill and she was confined at
home. She began hand-stitching bags made from the bits of fabric and other
treasures collected from more than 20 years of world travel.
Photo: Fiber art by Christine Saari. Click on photo for larger version. (Image courtesy Community Arts Center)
Harbor to host 47th Annual Art Fair Aug. 11-12
The 47th Annual Eagle Harbor Fine Art Fair and Exhibit will be held from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, in the churchyard of St. Peter's by the Sea and the area surrounding the historic Rathbone School
in Eagle Harbor. Featuring recent work by Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAA)
members and more than 64 invited artists, the exhibit includes watercolor and oil paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, quilting, fiber, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, basketry, silver, iron, copper, stone, wood, bark, computer assisted prints and other materials.
Read more details on the Keweenaw
Photo: Eagle Harbor Art Fair. Photo © 2006 Duane Lyon with digital manipulation by Linden Dahlstrom. Reprinted with permission.
August Happenings now posted on
Keweenaw Now's new BLOG
HANCOCK -- Visit Keweenaw Now's new blog, www.keweenawnow.blogspot.com
to learn about August Happenings. We recently posted community
announcements on the First
Annual Portage Paddle Fest, the Community
Arts Center Summer Arts Camp, Keweenaw
Krayons' "Homemade Fun Day" and the Keweenaw
Guerilla Gardeners. See these announcements, watch for more Keweenaw
Happenings and add your own comments on our blog
or send us your own community announcement for the blog at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finlandia Gallery to exhibit "In/of Nature," by Cherie Sampson,
July 26-Sept. 5
HANCOCK -- The Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, continues a summer exhibition schedule of Finnish-American artists with
"In/of Nature" by Cherie Sampson July 26 through Sept. 5, 2007. An opening reception for the artist will take place
from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2007, in the gallery, located in the
Finnish American Heritage Center. At the reception, the artist will present a brief talk about her work. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Sampson has received numerous grants to work in Finland. In both Finland and the United States, she has created environmental,
performance and video art pieces, as well as sculpture and photography. more
Photo: Artist Cherie Sampson often works outdoors --
in wild, public and rural locations. (Photo courtesy
Celebrate Lake Superior
Day and enter our "blog" photo
Posted 07/13/2007 Updated 07/14/2007
HANCOCK, MI -- What’s better than a July picnic on a sandy beach next to the world’s largest freshwater lake?
How about leaving the beach cleaner than you found it? Keweenaw Now is launching
a new, interactive blog for readers
with a photo contest. We invite you to
celebrate Lake Superior Day (officially July 15) sometime during the week of
July 14-22, record it with your camera and email us your best photo in one of
three categories: landscape (the beauty of the lake), wildlife (if
you can catch them) or responsible action (e.g., doing something to leave the
beach cleaner than you found it). The Lake Superior Binational Forum is promoting
the basin-wide Lake Superior Day to highlight the personal, environmental,
economic and spiritual connections people have to this unique world treasure.
Tell us about your connection with a photo! more
Photo: Keweenaw Now photographer Gustavo
Bourdieu photographed this sunset with freighter near the Keweenaw Tip during
the Reading the Landscape boat tour from Copper Harbor on the Isle Royale Queen
IV June 30, 2007. (Photo © 2007 Gustavo Bourdieu)
Traveling exhibits to celebrate Copper Country food, culture July 14 - Aug.
CALUMET -- Food is the theme in the Copper Country this summer as a series of
exhibits, festivals and presentations explore the region’s rich food culture. The events are anchored by two traveling exhibits
remain open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from July 14 through August
26 at the Keweenaw Heritage Center -- the former St. Anne’s church, Calumet. Key Ingredients: America By Food is a Smithsonian exhibit depicting the history of food production in the United States, the ethnic traditions
that flavor the foods we eat and the many food-related traditions that are part of our
culture. The second exhibit, Michigan Foodways, is a Michigan State University Museum
exhibit exploring Michigan’s rich agriculture,
its diverse ethnic cuisines and its special culinary traditions.
Photo: During Heikinpäivä tori (market) on Jan. 20, 2007, Anita Campbell,
board member of the Keweenaw Heritage Center and chair of the Children's Ethnic Recipe
Contest held last February as part of Key Ingredients, displays
information on the contest in the First United Methodist Church in Hancock. Also pictured
is young helper Emma Tervo, right,
of Calumet. (Keweenaw Now file photo © Michele Anderson)
Reading the Landscape 2007 field trips to explore Keweenaw "Shorelands"
LAKE -- The Gratiot Lake Conservancy will offer "Shorelands" as the theme of
this summer's Reading the Landscape of the Keweenaw art and natural history field trips for adults. The trips will take place on seven
Saturdays: June 30 through August 11. Beginning with an evening boat tour along the easternmost coast of the Keweenaw
with limnologist Judith Budd on June 30, the series will include two other sessions for
adults and families: Sand and Pebbles on July 28, near 7-Mile Point, and Lake's Edge, August 11, on Lake Superior and Gratiot Lake
shores. Adult trips (16 and older) are Coastal Geology, July 7 at Horseshoe
Harbor; Lake Effect, July 14 at Great Sand Bay; Bete Grise Beaches, July 21 at
Bete Grise; and Harbor Shores, Aug. 4 at Eagle Harbor. Visit the Gratiot Lake Conservancy Web site for details and the
Reading the Landscape Brochure.
Registration is required. Call 906-289-4514 for information.
Photo: Lake Superior shoreline at Bete Grise
South -- part of the Bete Grise Preserve. The July 21 Reading the Landscape
session will offer an Ojibwe perspective on historical and current uses of this
shoreline's natural resources. Click
on photo for larger version. (Keweenaw
Now file photo © Michele Anderson)
July 2007 Happenings
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