Y-101 Community Calendar

The Ontonagon office of the Western U.P. Health Department new hours are:  Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 8:00am to 4:00 pm, Closed Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The U.P. Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O negative, A negative, and B negative blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, Sault Ste. Marie and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 UP hospitals. Please visit our Facebook page or website at http://www.mgh.org/our-services/all-services/regional-blood-donation for center details and blood drive locations. Currently, the Marquette center is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesdays and 7 A.m. -4 p.m. on Fridays. Walk-ins Welcome.

There will be no praise or worship at the Ontonagon Christain Center until March 12.

Bethany Lutheran of Bruce Crossing:  Lenten worship each Wednesday at 5 pm ET.

Lenten Services at the White Pine Community United Methodist Church:  The services for Lent will be Mondays at 6:30, with the Youth Group doing conversations with Jesus.  Maundy Thursday, April 9th,  will be from 5-7, with silent reflection, confession and communion. Good Friday Tenebrae service is at 5PM. Easter Sunday is Praise Singing at 8:45, service at 9AM followed by breakfast.

The Cat’s Pajamas Vocal Band will be at the Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts on Sunday, March 8th at 6:30.  There will be special performance by E-TC Acapella.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students.  Tickets available at the Ewen-Trout Creek school office and all  other Ontonagon Theater Ticket Outlets

Seeking genealogy assistance? Have a family history or research story to tell? Join us at the March meeting of the Houghton-Keweenaw County Genealogical Society on March 10 in the Community Room of the Calumet Public Library, from 6:30-7:30 PM. The meeting is free and open to the public. For information, email [email protected] or call 369-4083. Note the changes in the time and the location.

March Madness Market and Mead Sale! At Algomah Acres Honey House Meadery in Greenland Saturday. March 14th 11-3 PM.  Vendors, lunch, mead liquidation sale.  Free glass to all attendees! Live music all day:  11 AM:  Peg Carrothers, 12 PM:  The Saucy Rovers, 1 PM Stephanie Hadden, 2 PM Courtney Jones.

The Ontonagon Area Figure skating Club Presents “Once Upon a Time…”  At the Ontonagon Rec Center on Saturday, March 14th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 15th at 2:00 pm.

There will be a pool tournament at the Village Bar in Alston on Saturday, March 14th $20 per person, B A C rules.

Ontonagon Eagles Club, St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, Tuesday, March 17th, serving from 12 noon until 5:00 pm.  On the menu:  Corned Beef & Cabbage, Dinner Roll, Bread Pudding with Lemon Sauce for &9.00 a plate, take outs available.

The Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency reminds recipients of the dates of the monthly Commodity Supplemental Food Program distribution to low-income seniors 60 years and older.  The sites and schedule for seniors in Ontonagon county is as follows:  Wednesday, March 18, 2020 –Bruce Crossing Stannard Township Ballpark 1 to 1:30 p.m. EST; Watersmeet Food Pantry at 1:15 p.m. and Marenisco Town Hall from 2 to 2:15 p.m.  Thursday, March 19, 2020 – Bergland Lake Gogebic Senior Center, 9:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.; White Pine Porcupine Mountain Senior Center 10:20 to 10:35 a.m.; Ontonagon Holy Family Catholic Church 11 to 11:45 a.m.; and Mass City-Greenland Township Community Center 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.  For information about registering for the program, call Ontonagon County 884-2106 or Bessemer 667-0283.  Recipients are reminded to return their boxes. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

TEAL is a Safe and non-judgmental community crafting support group for anyone who has experienced sexual violence past or present. Snacks and craft supplies are provided. For more information please call Dial Help at 906 482 4357 or text at 906 356 3337 or email Paige at [email protected].  The next groups will be held on Wednesday, 3/18/2020 6:00 pm at Portage Plaza  and Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00 pm at the Cherry room in Wadsworth hall MTU 1239 Woodland Rd Houghton

Bucketfest Spaghetti Benefit on Saturday, March 21st at the Ontonagon Eagle’s Club from 4:00 to 11pm.  All you can eat Spaghetti for $8.00 a plate, served with salad, bread & butter.  Food served from 4:00 to 8:00 pm music to follow.  All proceeds go the support the Bucketfest Music Festival held July 31st and August 1st.  Bucketfest is an all charity music festival hosted by volunteers within the community and the Ontonagon County Fairgrounds.  All proceeds raised at Bucketfest goes back into the community to help support those in need. 

Kindergarten Roundup at the Ontonagon Area School on Wednesday, April 1st from 8:30 to 3:30 (each interview last about ½ hour) Call 813-0614 ext. 103 to set up an interview time for your child.  Child must be 5 by September 1st.

Free pre-natal classes to be held at Ontonagon Aspirus Hospital, in their business meeting room,          on April 16th from 5:30-8:00 pm.  Mariana Black, RN, Experienced OB nurse will be conducting the classes.  Classes will include information about:  Labor and Delivery, Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, Birth Plans, What to bring to the hospital.  Bring your birthing partner/coach to these classes too.  The Great Start Coalition will provide a healthy snack during this time. Bring your questions. Everyone is welcome!  Call Paula Maloney, GS Parent Liaison 906-884-4386 or email at [email protected] or contact Marianna Black at 884-4485 ext. 318

The Konteka Black Bear Lanes 12th Annual Bowling for the Cure Partners Fun Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 25th.  3 games each session, two 9-pin No-Tap & One Scotch Doubles.  Sessions at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.  $30 per couple entry fee.  Entry fee includes bowling, munchies and a chance to be #1.  50\50 drawings, raffles and much more

Bucketfest 2020, sponsored by the Adventure Mountain Lions Club will be Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st at the Ontonagon County Fairgrounds in Greenland.  Tickets are $10 at the gate.  Wristband is good for both days.  Camping is $10, limited spots available, Contact the Bucketfest facebook page to reserve your spot.  Gates open at 5:00 on Friday and 11:00 am on Saturday.  This is a B.Y.O.B. event.  Food will be available.  Bands:  Friday – Spun, Ghidora, A Beautiful Mess, Semi-Psyched, Zed Leppanen (featuring Dr. Plantala)  Saturday:  Hot Carl, Nolium, Glitterskank, Tuesday Jones, 69*Whiskey Grab, Neverlund, Bosch 9, Driftwood.

Win an Indiana Guitar played and autographed by Ted Nugent.  Tickets are $5.00 each or 6 for $20.  Tickets will be available now until December 22, 2020.  They will be sold during the Ontonagon Labor Day Celebration, The Ontonagon All School Reunion.  The drawing will be held on 12/23/20 at noon.  Tickets are available at WUPY Radio, from Don & Josie Olson, J. R. Richardson, Joe Larsen, Kara Ray, Amy Carlson, Steve Store or Dean Juntunen.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will be split between Camp Josh, U.P. Sport fisherman’s Association and the Kandy Richardson Memorial Scholarship at Gogebic Community College.

Blue Ribbon Recipes, Volume Two, A collection of recipes from the Ontonagon County Fair is on sale now for $13.00 and available in Ontonagon at Citizens State Bank, Lake Superior Credit Union and the studios of Y-101 and in Mass City at Meritt’s Travel Center and Harvest Country Market.

Ontonagon Al-Anon Group meeting every Tuesday, at 6:00 p.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 515 Pine Street in Ontonagon.

The Ontonagon Eagles will have open mic on Thursdays starting at 5:00 pm

Gogebic Community College now offers commercial driver’s license (CDL) testing.  Call 906-307-1207 for more information.

The Ontonagon Eagles Club, F.O.E 2239, has put out a cookbook, Kitchen Delights.  With hundreds of recipes and it’s for sale for $12.50.  Cookbooks can be purchased at the Ontonagon Eagles Club and here at the studios of Y-101.

The OCAP animal shelter in Ontonagon will be open every Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00.  Volunteers will be on hand to show you the cats, answer questions, and take applications.  Dogs can be seen by appointment. Animals can also be seen at other times by calling the shelter at 884-2500 and leaving your name and phone number.

For a lonely elderly person, a simple smile and friendly visit can mean the world. In our rural area, many elderly in our community can go weeks without having a visitor. Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly visit isolated elderly people and provide social activities to those in need. Visiting volunteers build lasting relationships and enrich the lives of elderly in the community through friendly visits. Change two lives today – yours and an elderly person’s – by calling 482-6944.

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.  For more information, contact Cathy Aten at 482-6944 or email: [email protected]

Don’t forget to drop off your Michigan returnable cans 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 at the shed 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 Jeannie Manning at 884-2347 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.  In Baraga/Houghton/Keweenaw counties, call 354-4700.

Do your children have health insurance? …If they don’t there’s a good chance they can get it!  MI Child 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.

Grief Share is a special weekly seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close.  Grief Share 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 protected]