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Arts and Entertainment

Calumet Theatre Musical Mondays Series welcomes Blues artist Shawn Pittman

CALUMET — The Calumet Theatre's popular Musical Mondays Concert Series will be rockin' on Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. as we welcome Blues sensation Shawn Pittman and his band. Shawn Pittman is Texas-style Blues at its finest. Pittman has toured with Susan Tedeschi, and performed and recorded with ...

Calumet Theatre Musical Mondays Series kicks off with pianist Bob Milne

CALUMET — The Calumet Theatre will kick off the popular Musical Mondays Concert Series on Aug 3 at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by long-time Copper Country favorite Bob Milne. Milne has been entertaining Calumet Theatre patrons each summer for many years, and is considered to be the best ...

Virtual Summer Games begins today

After weeks of training and anticipation, the first-ever Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) Virtual Summer Games presented by SpartanNash officially gets underway today with the first-ever Virtual Opening Ceremony. The Opening Ceremony premieres on the Special Olympics Michigan Facebook page and ...

DIA turns Hancock “Inside Out”

lly applied for a grant from the Detroit Institute of Arts. The “Inside Out” Grant sends replicas of famous art works housed in the DIA to public places in cities throughout the State of Michigan. “The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning ...

New watercolor paintings by featured artist Nancy Kromer at CCCAC

HANCOCK — The Featured Artist in the Copper Country Community Arts Center is Nancy Kromer. Over the last winter and spring she focused on painting flowers and landscapes in watercolor and mixed media. The collection of paintings on display feature lilies and lily pads, asters, impatiens and ...

Houghton County Fair Board votes to postpone fair until 2021

The Houghton County Fair Board voted to postpone the traditional 2020 Houghton County Fair, August 27 through 30. The 2021 Fair dates will be August 26 through 29, 2021. During the COVID-19 crisis, the fair board has continued to plan ahead. As of last week, the board learned new information ...

Calumet Public School Library is open, following COVID-19 precautions

CALUMET — While library staff is excited to be able to serve you in person again there are some new safety precautions that you will be encouraged to follow. — Face masks are required for entry, per Governor’s Executive Order 2020-147. This will help keep both patrons and staff as safe ...

Calumet Theatre open for guided and self-guided tours

CALUMET — The historic Calumet Theatre is open for tours this summer. Guided tours are available every Wednesday 1 to 4 p.m., July 8 through Aug. 26. Cost: $6 Adults/$3 Children. Self guided tours are available Thursday and Friday, noon to 4:30 p.m. now through July 24. Cost: $4 Adults/$2 ...

Copper Country Firefighters History Museum open with new self-guided tour

CALUMET — The Copper Country Firefighters History Museum is now open for the summer season, Monday through Saturday 1 to 4:30 pm. New this year is a self-guided tour with many new exhibits. The Italian Hall Exhibit on the second floor within view of the actual site is always popular and ...

Party on the Point plans revised

TAMARACK CITY — Friday’s Party on the Point was downsized in scope and overt political themes following concerns from community members and local officials. The event starts at 6 p.m. Friday, with fireworks beginning at dusk. It was created by Neuvokas Corp. CEO and “All Business is ...

Virtual race raises funds for KLT stewardship activities

HANCOCK — Miss the Horsetail Scramble? This August we are hosting our first virtual run! Whether you and your family want to explore our nature areas with a casual hike, or you are trying for your personal best on familiar trails, Run Wild with KLT has something for you! It is important to ...

Virtual field explorations – Using the backyard as a science classroom

As the long-term impact of the pandemic on teaching and learning for K12 students and teachers in the Western UP became apparent, the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) sprang into action. LSSI staff quickly began brainstorming how best to assist teachers with preparing online lessons ...

Calumet Theatre reschedules country star Joe Nichols performance

CALUMET — Country superstar Joe Nichols performance at the historic Calumet Theatre has been rescheduled from Aug. 14 to Saturday, Nov. 14. The date change is necessitated by current State of Michigan Safe Start Phase 5 restrictions, which currently allows only 25% audience capacity for ...

Copper Range Historical Museum reopening

SOUTH RANGE — The Copper Range Historical Museum, located at 44 Trimountain Avenue, South Range, will be open in July and August on a limited basis (Mondays and Fridays only), following COVID-19 guidelines. It will start on Monday, July 6, and the final day will be Friday, Aug. 28. Operating ...

Copper Country Strawberry Festival 2020 canceled

CHASSELL — Due to the coronavirus and in the interest of public safety, the Chassell Lions Club canceled the traditional Copper Country Strawberry Festival this year. The Lions are exploring alternative options to celebrate the spirit of the Festival. Please stay alert for future notices.

Stay safe while gathering during the holiday weekend and summer events

HANCOCK – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) encourages residents to continue practicing safe steps to reduce the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 during this holiday weekend and as summer weather continues. The more low risk choices people make during a gathering, ...

PLDL begins Step Three of reopening: Grab-and-go services

HOUGHTON — The Portage Lake District Library is moving into step three of their phased reopening, which includes limited access to the building by patrons. The service is available beginning Monday, June 29, and will include a return to the regular schedule of open hours at PLDL. The library ...

“Third Time Charm”: Calumet Theatre reschedules Erik Koskinen

CALUMET — Hoping that the third time is the charm, The Calumet Theatre is rescheduling the July 3 performance of Copper Country favorite Erik Koskinen & his top-shelf band. The performance date change is necessitated by a previously unforeseen band schedule conflict. The new show date ...

Baraga County Chamber Golf Tournament registration open

L’ANSE — The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Golf Tournament on July 25 at the L’Anse Golf Club. The tournament will feature two flights. Each four-person team will be competing for cash prizes among their flight. Don’t miss two chances to win $5,000 for a ...