Y-101 Community Calendar

The Ontonagon Twp Library’s Four Week Finn is returning for a second Summer 2021 session. Four Week Finn will once again meet live and in-person pending any changes to COVID-19 restrictions. The class will be held Wednesday afternoons at 2pm on August 25th through September 22nd, with no class on September 8th, the week of Labor Day. Enrollment is open to repeat students and newcomers alike. the class costs $20, which covers all 4 sessions and is payable directly to instructor Marlene Broemer (PhD, University of Helsinki) at your first meeting. Sign up in-person at the library, or by calling 906-884-4411. There are no residency or library membership requirements to participate in the Four Week Finn class.

On Saturday, September 11, the Settlers Depot Gallery in Bruce Crossing will hold its annual Fall Fiesta.  The theme will be “Community Appreciation”. The Community Appreciation Day will include music, food, a special in-store sale, a plant sale and book sale. The Fiesta will be held on the parking lot between the Settlers Co-op and the Settlers Depot Gallery between 11am and 5pm. The Ottawa Lions Club will provide hot dogs at their refreshment table.  Seating will be limited, so bring a lawn chair and extra snacks so you can relax and enjoy the music of “Whiskey Phoenix” from noon until 2pm.  The musicians will perform out-doors under the white tent.  Since it opened in 1990, the Depot owes its success to the community. Organizing special community events is their way to say “THANK YOU.”

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 low-income seniors are as follows:
Wednesday, September 15 – Marenisco Town Hall from 9:15 to 9:30 a.m., Watersmeet Food Pantry 10 to 10:30 a.m. and Bruce Crossing Stannard Township Ballpark 12:30 to 1 p.m. EDT.
Thursday, September 16 – Bergland Lake Gogebic Senior Center 9:45 to 10 a.m., White Pine Township Hall 10:20 to 10:35 a.m., Ontonagon Holy Family Catholic Church 11 to 11:30 a.m. & Mass City Resource Center 1 to 1:30 p.m. EDT. **************All recipients MUST show ID & are reminded to return their boxes. Times are subject to change. For information about registering for the program, call Ontonagon County 884-2106. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Virtual Caregiver Support Group – Second Tuesday of each month, 2-3:30pm EST. Registration Required! To register, call (906) 217-3019 or email: [email protected] A computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet connection and email address is needed to participate. The Caregiver Support Group is intended specifically for Upper Peninsula family caregivers, who often feel lonely, stressed, and overwhelmed with their role as a caregiver. The support group provides a place for caregivers to share feelings, get social support, learn from others, discuss caregiving skills, learn about local resources, and talk confidentially with other family caregivers. The group is facilitated by a moderator and meets virtually on the second Tuesday of each month from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST. – Join us for the 2nd Annual Art and Craft Festival Showcasing a blend of artisans, craftsman, musicians, and food from the U.P. Woodcarving, glassblowing, blacksmiths, painting, leather, jams, jewelry, fabric art, photography, maple syrup, rustic wood furniture, soaps, herbals, bakery and more! Vendor entry – $25 (outside spaces only). Call Karen at 906-201-2060 or email: [email protected]

Summer Skills Camp 2021 – During the summer of 2021, Watersmeet Twp School District will be holding a K-12 Summer Skills Camp for those students that live within the School District’s boundaries. Summer Skills Camp will be offered (Monday through Thursday) during the weeks of July 26-29; August 2-5; August 9-12; and August 16-19. The day will start with breakfast offered 8-9, classes from 9-12, and lunch from 12-1. Parents will need to pick up their students after lunch by 1pm. We are very excited about the opportunity to provide the Summer Skills Camp and these two meals throughout this program as well as providing academic programs to enhance our student’s learning. The Summer Skills Camp is open to all of our Watersmeet Twp School District Students that live within the School District’s boundaries. Let’s make it a great summer! Students that attend summer skills camp all four days of the week will receive a $25 gift card to Family Dollar Thursday afternoon.

Chassell Heritage Center – Summer 2021 – Thursdays in August at 7pm. See www.chassellhistory.org for details and schedule.

Lake Fanny Hooe-Down in Copper Harbor – Sunday, August 15th. For details and tickets, go to fannyhooe.com.

The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a CRITICAL NEED FOR ALL BLOOD TYPES. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, and Iron Mountain and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 UP hospitals. Please visit our Facebook page at UPRBC906 or website at http://www.mgh.org/blood for center details and blood drive locations. For hours and scheduling please call Marquette at 906-449-1450, Hancock at 906-483-1392. Iron Mountain at 906-774-1012 and Escanaba at 906-786-8420. Donate Local. Keep your blood in the U.P. donate with the U.P. Regional Blood Center.

Ontonagon County Plat books are 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). 

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.