Y-101 Community Calendar

There will be a blood drive on Thursday, April 15th at the Ontonagon Eagles Club from 3:00 to 6:00pm.  For appointment information, contact UPRBC at 906-449-1450.  Walk-ins Welcome.  Bring a Photo I.D. and Face Mask.

Aspirus Health is offering a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday, April 16 from 3-6 p.m., at Aspirus Laurium Clinic, 205 Osceola Street.  The clinic will offer the Pfizer vaccine, the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in teens age 16 and 17.  Vaccinations through the clinic are available by appointment only and will be limited to about 70 people.  To register, individuals can call the clinic at 906-337-5313 during business hours. Anyone under the age of 18 will need to have parental consent and have a parent present at the time of vaccination.

Ontonagon Eagles Club Dinner is Saturday, April 17th serving from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya, Salad, Dinner Roll and Cherry Cheesecake for dessert.  $10.00 a plate.  Eat in or Take out.

The Ontonagon United Methodist Church is having a Pasty Sale on Saturday April 17th.  Please Call 884-4556 and leave your name, Number of pastys, and a call back number on the answering machine on or before Thursday April 15th  Pastys are $5.00 each, Cole Slaw is $1.00 each.  Pick up time is between 10:00 -1:00  on Saturday.  Curbside is available just call when you reach the church and someone will come out with your order.

The Ontonagon Township Library and Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts are pleased to announce the much-anticipated re-launch of their Sunday Movie Matinee series, which was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19.  The first film will be on Sunday, April 18th at 3:00 P.M. EST.   Due to legal reasons we can’t mention the name of the movie here, and if you want to know the name of the movie, go to the library’s web page ontonagonlibrary.org.  Admission is free (donations appreciated) on a first-come, first-served basis, and theater capacity may be reduced due to social distancing regulations.  Popcorn and water will be available for purchase (no carry-ins allowed).

Spring is here and Deepwoods Veterinary Service will be holding vaccine clinics to help your pets get updated on their vaccines and preventions.  Tuesdays, April 20th and 27th from 9:00 am to Noon.  First come first served.  Please note that they will be doing curbside service only, so please remain in your vehicle.  They will not be addressing any concerns or performing a medical exam during the vaccine clinics.  If you plan on coming in or have any further questions,  please call Deepwoods at 827-3218.

The Ontonagon Township Library will be celebrating Earth Day by giving away reusable bags! These one-of-a-kind totes were sewn by generous, local volunteers. Some fashioned the totes out of scrap fabric, while others upcycled t-shirts or pillowcases. Each one is unique and can be used again and again!  Most plastic bags are used only one time, for an average of 20 minutes, before being discarded. America uses 100 billion plastic bags each year, and only about 1% are brought to recycling facilities.  Stop by the Ontonagon Township Library during service hours to pick up your free, reusable, homemade tote. The giveaway will begin Wednesday 4/21/21 (the day before Earth Day) and continue until all the bags are gone! This will be a first come, first served event. Limit one bag per person. There is no check-out or library membership required (but they do make great book bags)!

The backyard Fruit 101 Webinar series is an online class for introductory and beginning fruit gardeners.  Six one hour online classes will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 beginning April 20th and going through May 25th.  All aspects of fruit growing will be covered.  Cost is $30 if registered by April 15th,  $40 after.  Register at:  https://events.anr.msu.edu/backyardfruit.

Registration is now open for the Ontonagon County Little League- Lake of the Clouds. If questions  contact  Ryan Pantti 235-7770 or add on to facebook Ontonagon Little League- Lake of the Clouds.

Whether you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be more active to improve your overall health, Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) is offering the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program. This is a self-guided walking program with online class support to help participants stay motivated and build confidence, while learning to safely increase physical activity.

The six-week online course is designed with older adults in mind, but participants of all ages can benefit from walking. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk With Ease.  Online classes will be held on Wednesdays, 2 -3 pm EST, May 26 through June 30. Participants also have the option to attend a Webex orientation on Wednesday, May 19, at 2 pm EST, designed to prepare participants to attend virtually. To register, visit  www.upcap.org or call 2-1-1 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, for assistance.  There is no charge for this online class. You must have a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet connection and email address, to participate.  Class size is limited. Registration is required by May 12. 

The Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts Spotlight Series continues with local performer, Riley Rudzinski.  The “OTPA Spotlight Series” features various local artists who are donating their time and talent to help our wonderful theater.  If possible, please donate at: https://www.ontonagontheater.org.  Donations can also be mailed to:  Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts, PO Box 73, Ontonagon, MI 49953

Do you have concerts about falling?  There will be an online Zoom class “A Matter of Balance”.  This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.  Zoom classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays,  May 3rd thru June 2nd from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  To register:  https://events.anr.msu.edu/MatterofbalanceMWMay3/

St. Vincent De Paul in Ontonagon has new hours, and they will be 9:30 to 4 pm. Monday through Friday.  Saturday’s 11 to 3pm.  Donation schedule WILL REMAIN THE SAME.  TUESDAY AND FRIDAYS ONLY.  9:30 to 4 pm.

Kindergarten Roundup at the Ontonagon Area School will be held on Thursday, May 6th from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, each interview lasts about ½ hour.  Call 906-813-0614, ext. 103 to set up an interview time for your child.

The 2021 Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Lake Trout Classic Presented by Greig’s Taxidermy will be held May 21st thru May 23rd in Ontonagon.  Ladies Powder Puff Tourney is Friday, May 21st from 6:00am to 2:00 pm 1st place is $200.  The Lake Trout Classic Tourney is Saturday, May 22nd from 5:30 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday, May 23rd from 5:30 am to 2:00 pm.  The awards presentation will be held on Sunday the 23rd at 3:00 pm.  Top prize is $1,200, 2nd place is $600, 3rd is $400 and prizes paid thru 8th place.  There are also prizes for the largest fish categories $200 for first place and $50 for second place.  The categories are:  Lake Trout, Lake Trout Ladies, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout Chinook Salmon and Steelhead.  Pre-Tournament is Friday from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Registration forms and entry fees due by May 18th.  Call 906-884-2770 or to the web site, www.greigstackleshop.com,  All proceeds to benefit the Ontonagon County Cancer Association.

Nimrod Nation LVD Golf Course Golf Tournament is Saturday, June 26th.  This is a 4-person scramble with a 9:00 am Tee Time – Shotgun Start.  $60.00 per person, Skins $20 per team.  Contact George R. Peterson III at 906-358-4504, ext. 302 or night at 906-366-0515 or email: gpeterson3 @ watersmeet.k12.mi.us.  Entry deadline is June 23rd.  Proceeds go to Boys/Girls basketball camp fund.

The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a CRITICAL NEED for O Negative, B Negative, A Negative blood types. 13 Upper Peninsula Hospitals depend on the blood products from the UP Regional Blood Center to save lives.  There are collection sites located in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, and Iron Mountain. Please visit the Facebook page at UPRBC906 or website at https://www.mgh.org/our-services/regional-blood-donation for center details and blood drive locations. For hours and scheduling please call Marquette at 906-449-1450, or Hancock at 906-483-1392,. Donate Local. Keep your blood in the UP!

Ontonagon County Plat books are now on sale for $30.00.  Checks should be made out to Ontonagon County 4-H.  Plat books can be purchased at the MSU Extension office at the Ontonagon County Courthouse, Ontonagon Herald, Citizens State Bank, Settler’s Co-op, Settler’s Federal Credit Union,  and the Gogebic Range Bank (Ewen and Bergland). 

BaragaLand Senior Citizens April schedule for transportation in L’Anse and Baraga for Senior Citizens 50 and older, is available for local pickup to medical appointments, including your covid vaccination appointments, or grocery delivery.  For more information or if you need a ride, call 524-6711 or 524-6922 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Masks are required. 

Help Support the Adventure Mountain Lions and Greenland Ski Hill.   Buy your raffle tickets to support the Greenland Ski Hill.  The drawing will be on December 13, 2021 – 1st place – 42″ Cub Cadet Riding Lawn Mower; 2nd place – 24″ Ariens Snowblower; 3rd Place – Your choice of a Leaf Blower or Echo Weed Trimmer.  Tickets are $3 each, 2 for $5 or 5 for $10.  Contact Dave Guilbault at 883-3184 or Rick Saari at 883-3611 or Stop in at Pat’s Motorsports in Greenland Or at the Studio of WUPY in downtown Ontonagon

RADA KNIVES are being sold by the White Pine United Methodist Women.  You may purchase them at Simple Blessings in the Mineral River Plaza in White Pine or call Jane at 885-5233.Simple Blessings is a resale shop sponsored by the White Pine Community United Methodist Church. Store hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:00-3:00.  A list and pictures of the knives available is posted on the window at Simple Blessings. If you would like to order something that is currently not in stock at the store, talk to Judy in the store or call Jane at 885-5233.  Proceeds from the knives go to missions. 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.

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 Eagles Club or the studios of Y-101.