Ewen American Legion Bingo at the Hall on Friday nights. Doors open at 6:00 pm, Bingo at 7:00 pm the public is welcome.
Dr. Sturmer of Deep Woods Veterinary Service will have office hours in Ontonagon at OCAP on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am by appointment only. Call for appointment 827-3218. Deepwoods Veterinary Service in Bruce Crossing will have limited office hours during hunting season and during the holidays. Please make sure you call ahead.
The Calumet High School Senior Class of 2014 is proud to present the musical, "The Christmas Bus." Performance at Sunday, December 8th at 1 p.m. at the Calumet Theatre. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students/Seniors. This musical features the talents of the CHS Seniors, as they present a play about a 1950's era orphanage and the magic of Christmas, with the help of a loving orphanage director. This play is sure to warm your heart and put you into the Christmas spirit.
The Gogebic/Ontonagon Intermediate School District /Certified Nursing Assistant class has teamed up with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly to make Christmas baskets for senior citizens residing in Ontonagon County.
Items they are looking to collect: 1 lb. cans of coffee, Andes mint candy, Jars of applesauce, Canned corn or green, vegetables, Canned cranberry sauce, Small jars of jam, Mac and Cheese, Canned Raviolis or Stew, Canned peaches, Canned Pork and Beans, Canned Sardines, Canned tuna or a pouch of tuna, Canned soup. They are hoping to collect 20 of each item. Any extras items collected will be donated to the Ontonagon County Food Pantry. There will be a box located in the Main office at the Ontonagon High School and another drop of site will be at the Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Nursing Station.
Hometown Christmas is gearing up for another fun filled weekend December 6th thru 8th in downtown Ontonagon. The goal for the event is to keep as many activities as possible free for everyone to enjoy that being said donations and fundraising is a must. Hometown Christmas is having a Schwan fundraiser through December 7th where they get 20% on orders and 40% on gift cards and is available to anyone in the country that has Schwan available to them. You can order anything in the catalog and all you have to do is order online at Schwans.com or by phone toll free 1-888-724-9267 and give campaign ID 3014 or fundraiser ID 5857. If ordering online when you get to the delivery part of your order scroll down and you will see were you can donate by putting in ID number. Please tell your family and friends here and afar when they order Schwan to donate to Hometown Christmas, through November 27th you must order online or call your order for Hometown Christmas to get credit!
The 4-H “Gingerbread House Contest” Entries must be brought to the Ontonagon Area High School Art Room on Friday, December 6th from 4:00-5:30 p.m. All entries will be displayed on Saturday, December 7th at the Christmas Walk at the Ontonagon School. For more information, please call the MSUE office at 884-4386. All youth and adults are encouraged to participate. The rules are posted on the Ontonagon 4-H facebook page or a copy of the rules can be picked up at the 4-H office.
Ontonagon County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Walk Craft show is Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Ontonagon Area School. All kinds of crafts and vendors will be there.
Christmas Cookie Sale at Holy Family Catholic Church in conjunction with Hometown Christmas as a fundraiser for the church. Looking for people to bake and donate cookies, any kind. The fundraiser will take place on Sunday, December 8th from 10 a.m. to noon. Drop off cookies Saturday or Sunday. For more info call Geri Hawley 884-2304 or Teresa Meyers 884-2612.
Holy Family Catholic Church will host a display of nativity scenes on Sunday December 8th from 10:00 am to noon,
during the cookie sale. All are welcome to display one's own nativity scene and/or view all the scenes that others have brought. Anyone interested in displaying a nativity set should call Geri Hawley at 884-2304 or Rebecca Steffensen at 884-6706. Set-up of nativities will be Saturday, December 7th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
The Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts is pleased to host a short production written and directed by Nyra Ison and performed by over 40 children ages 5 to 15, with a little help from a few adults in the chorus. The program starts at
2:00 pm on Sunday, December 8th, and will last about an hour. “The Good News Report” is based on the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” which was written as a kind of secret catechism that Christians could sing in public without fear of arrest. The words may seem silly today, but they have a hidden meaning, dating from a time of religious persecution and serving as a veiled learning or memory aid for the faithful. There is no admission fee for the program,
and parents are encouraged to bring their children and extended families for a shared holiday experience.
Bread by Joe, will be at the Home Town Christmas Craft Show on Saturday, December 7th at the Ontonagon Area School.
The 25th Annual South End Christmas at the Crossing Children’s Christmas Party in Bruce Crossing will be held on Saturday, December 7th. Sponsored by Stannard Township, Settler’s IGA and Settler’s Depot Gallery. From 11:00
am until 1:00 pm, Sant will be at the Settler’s Depot Gallery. All children attending the party will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have a picture taken. The pictures will be available for pick up at Settler’s Co-Op in approximately 10 days. Each child will also receive a bag of treats. Cider, cookies and coffee will be served and
carolers will entertain the children with Christmas songs. The VFW will hold their annual Christmas at the Crossing lunch at the VFW building across from the Depot Gallery and from 10:00 amt until 4:00 pm the Settlers Depot Gallery will hold its Annual Customer Appreciation 10% off Sale.
Gogebic- Ontonagon Community Action Agency announces the Frozen Rundra, walk/run fundraiser event the morning of December 7th. Race will start and end at the GOCAA building in Bessemer. Event will include a breakfast buffet for purchase from 8 a .m. until noon and a 50-50 raffle drawing. For more information and registration form go
Annual Cookie Walk Saturday, December 7th from 9:30 to noon, United Lutheran L'Anse Mix and match/ pay by the
pound. Proceeds will help young people to attend Fortune Lake Camp.
The 37th annual Poor Artists Sale will be held Saturday, December 7th at the CLK Gymnasium in Calumet from 11am to 4pm. The Poor Artists Sale is hosted by the Copper Country Community Arts Council as a benefit for the Community Arts Center in Hancock. This year’s sale offers the work of more than 60 artists. Shoppers will find handmade jewelry and pottery, holiday wreaths, ornaments, baskets, wood art, glass, fiber arts, photography, and many other special items made by local artists. Shop and visit with friends in a relaxing, social atmosphere, renew your Arts Council membership (or join for the first time) and enjoy homemade treats at the hospitality table. For
more information stop by the Copper Country Community Arts Center at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock or call 482-2333.
There will be an Advent Song Fest on Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church in L’Anse.
Featuring Bells on the Bay, Courtney Clisch and Local Church Choirs. A free-will offering will be taken for St.
Vincent DePaul. Refreshments afterward.
Lake Superior Masonic Lodge # 67 is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, December 8th from 8:30 am
to 11:30 am. Cost is $6.00 per person, $3.00 for kids 10 and under. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, milk and juice at the Masonic Lodge in Ewen.
Christian Motorcyclists Association is having their next meeting on Monday, December 9th in Houghton at the Hardee's Restaurant downstairs at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend!
The St Nicholas Committee is looking for Christmas cookies to be donated for the families/children receiving Food
vouchers and gifts for North and South End Ontonagon County Families. They can be any type of cookie. Please drop them off in Ontonagon at the Holy Family Church basement before 11 A.M Wednesday, December 11th , Please call Kathie Bauer at 884-4386 if you have any questions. If you are donating cookies for the South End, please drop them off at the Centennial Hall before 10 a.m., Tuesday, December 10th , Please call Pat Talsma if you have any questions at 827-3827.
The Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society is honored to put on their 4th annual Old Fashioned Community Christmas. It will be held at the Bergland Ranger Station on the Saturday, December 14th at dusk. They will be open all week receiving food and monetary donations from noon to 4:00 pm. Last year 6 families were insured of a Christmas dinner, and then some. Come and join in the fun. Enjoy old fashioned goodies and pot roast. Coffee, hot chocolate and hot cider will be served also. Join our bonfire for a Christmas caroling sing-a-long. Door prizes will be available.
The Western U.P. Health Department, through the Michigan Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program, provide free clinical breast exams, pelvic exams, pap smears and mammograms for eligible women ages 40-64. Income guidelines apply, services are provided at no cost to eligible women. For more information, please call the Bessemer
office at 667-0200 or the Ontonagon office at 884-4485
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Upper Peninsula Michigan Chapter is in need of people who are willing to volunteer and be friends to the elderly in Ontonagon and surrounding areas. Please come and volunteer. For more information, contact Cathy Aten at 482-6944 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget to drop off your Michigan returnable can's and bottles to the OCAP dumpster (located between The Ontonagon Herald office and Peninsula Graphics on River Street in Ontonagon) money raised goes to help maintain an animal shelter in Ontonagon County.
Returnable cans for kids, sponsored by the Ewen Fire Department. Proceeds to build a playground for kids at a park north of Ewen. Cans may be deposited in a trailer across from Ewen Building Supply.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. Anyone wishing to join CERT, must be 18 years of age or older. You can contact Rick Varecha at 885-5256 for more information.
Open Your Heart & Your Home by becoming a Foster Parent, Adoptive Parent, or Mentor to a child. Approximately 14,000 Michigan Children are in foster care at any given time. We need your help to keep these children safe & cared for within their local community until they can be returned to their family. In the event that they cannot be returned to their home, we need loving adoptive families to give them a place to call home. You could be the answer to their hope for a home! Please contact your local county Gogebic/Iron/Ontonagon Department of Human Services for more information at (906) 663-6200 or (906) 290-0997.
Do your children have health insurance? …If they don’t there’s a good chance they can get it! MIChild and Healthy Kids are Michigan’s low-cost and free health insurance programs for kids. These programs cover urgent health needs and much more including regular checkups, dental care, prescriptions and hospital care. If you have been turned down in the past, you may be eligible now… And signing up is easy, it takes less than 30 minutes! Visit www.mpca.net today or call 2-1-1 to gain peace of mind and security by knowing your kids are covered!
The Ontonagon County Economic Development Corporation is sponsoring business development client meetings in conjunction with the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center. The meetings are held at the EDC office in the Ontonagon County Courthouse on the 3rd Thursday of every month. These confidential meetings
are offered free of charge by the EDC. For information on starting a new business, or assistance for an existing business in Ontonagon County, contact the EDC office at 884-4188 to make an appointment.
Do you know a Veteran who needs nursing care? If you are a Veteran, you might be eligible for free nursing home care in a State Veterans’ Home. A Veteran with a service connected disability is eligible for free care at the State Veterans’ Home. For information about this program call the D.J. Jacaobetti Home for Veterans at (906) 226-3576.
GriefShare is a special weekly seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close. GriefShare group meets every Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church, 315 S. Steel Street in Ontonagon. Call 884-4028 for more information or email email@example.com