Y-101 Community Calendar


The Ontonagon Area Gladiator Sports Booster Club Bonanza is Saturday, August 8th .  Tickets are $125.00 and that entitles you to Streak Dinner for 2,  and drawings.  1st prize – $2,000;  2nd prize – $1,000; 3rd prize – $500 and 4th, 5th, and 6th $250 each.  If you buy your ticket by July 13th,  you will be entered into the Early Bird drawing for a prize of $700.00.  Tickets are available at Hegg’s Plumbing, The Ontonagon Village office and the studios of Y-101. 

Ontonagon Summer Festival 50/50 raffle tickets are now on sale at various businesses in Ontonagon, including the studios of Y-101.  Drawing will be held on Sunday, September 6th at the Ontonagon Village Recreation Center.

MSU Extension will be distributing the Michigan Senior Project Fresh coupon via mail due to the COVID 19 restrictions. If you previously participated in this program, we have your contact information on file. Coupons will be mailed directly to you. Senior Project Fresh gives coupon vouchers to eligible older adults to get Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and honey from local farmers markets and roadside stands. Participants will receive information on how to prepare fresh produce as well as their coupon vouchers.  To get coupons, you must: Be at least 60 years old, Have a total household income of at or less than 185% of poverty.  For one person: $23,107 or for two people: $31,284 per year.  Live in the county you receive your coupons.  For more information or questions, please contact Kathy Bauer at MSU Extension at (906) 884-4386 or e-mail [email protected]

Rockland Township Library has new hours:  Tuesdays 2 to 7 pm; Wednesdays & Thursdays Noon to 6 pm.  Scrabble Wednesdays 1 to 3 pm, Book Club the second Tuesday of the month.  Upon entering masks are suggested. Maximum of 10 people at one time.  Use Hand Sanitizer upon entering.  Seniors/Adults only for Scrabble and Book Club times.  The Rockland Township Library has free wi-fi, a new printer and a fax.  Phone 886-2821 (call during regular Library Hours, email: [email protected].

Sign-up for Summer Reading 2020 has begun at the Ontonagon Township Library. This year’s program is titled IMAGINE YOUR STORY, and although Summer Reading looks a little different this year, we still have a lot of great programs, prizes, and books to read! Summer Reading is free to anyone 18 and under, and you can sign up even if you won’t be in Ontonagon for the full summer. Stop by the Ontonagon Township Library, email ([email protected]), or call (884-4411) to sign up for the Summer Reading Program.  ALL SUMMER READING 2020 PROGRAMS WILL BE DROP-IN STYLE PROGRAMS RUNNING FROM MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. JUST SHOW UP DURING NORMAL SERVICE HOURS TO PARTICIPATE. THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON EVENTS, CLASSES, STORY HOURS, ETC.

Program Schedule:
July 13 – July 15  Badge of HonorDesign your message to the world and display it proudly on a handmade button!

July 20 – July 22  Medieval Alloy Trinket
Get into blacksmith mode and hammer a message into a metal trinket that can be made into a bracelet, necklace, or keychain.

July 27 – July 29  Northern Lights
Make your own northern lights with this colorful craft – Aurora Boreawesome!

August 3 – August 5  Cast a Kaleidoscopic Spell
Tie dye is a truly magical art, and our less-messy version is extra magical for parents. Please bring along a white piece of clothing for spell casting.

All qualifying participants will receive at least one prize, with prizes to be announced August 18th.

Dairy boxes will be given away on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Ewen Trout Creek School…  144 boxes of three kinds of milk, sour cream, cream cheese, French Onion dip. No registration just first come, first served… drive up to the school and someone will be there to bring out boxes.

Baragaland Senior Citizens transportation in L’Anse is available for local pickup to medical appointments and for grocery shopping from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.  They also can pick up prescriptions and your pre-ordered groceries from Larry’s Market in Baraga.  Call 524-6711 or 524-6922 for more information.

The U.P. Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a CRITICAL NEED for O-, O+, B+, A- blood types. The U.P. Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 U.P. hospitals. Please call 906-449-1450 or visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UPRB906/ or website at http://www.mgh.org/our-services/all-services/regional-blood-donation for center details and upcoming blood drives. 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 Friday. We hope to see you soon to donate blood and give the gift of life.

There will be a Blood Drive on Thursday, July 16th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Ontonagon Eagles Club.   For an appointment, call 906-449-1450.  Walk-ins Welcome.  Bring a photo I.D and Face Mask.  Your blood circulates through the Upper Peninsula.  Serving 13 of your local hospitals.

The next Michigan Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway pick-up scheduled at this time for July 18-26.

Whether you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease can help. This is a self-guided walking program with six weeks of online class support to help you stay motivated and build confidence, while you learn to safely increase physical activity.  The classes will be held on Tuesday’s July 28th through September 1st, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am est.  Class size is limited.  Registration is required by July 19thTo register:  visit www.upcap.org or call 2-1-1.  There is no charge for this online class, but you must have a computer, tablet or smartphone with internet connection and a web browser to attend. 

Ontonagon County Animal Protection’s (OCAP) annual meeting and election of officers will be held on Monday, July 20th at 7:00 PM at Cane Court Community Room, Ontonagon.  Positions subject to election are President and Treasurer.  Parties wishing to be considered for either of these positions should send a letter with name, address, phone number, and which position by July 15 to:OCAP Nominating Committee, PO Box 315, Ontonagon MI  49953.  The public is always welcome at OCAP meetings, but only current paid members may vote.

MSU Extension SNAP ED program is providing a Cooking for One Online class starts July 22, 2020.   This series is a six-session series that will meet every Wednesday for six weeks- Starts July 22nd and ends August 26th from 11 A.M-12:00 P.M . There is no charge for joining. You can register at https://events.anr.msu.edu/Western_UP/  Please call Kathy Bauer at 884-4386 if you need more information.

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive at the Ewen Centennial Hall on Thursday, July 23rd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Call Jean at 988-2523 to set up an appointment or call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

MSU Extension continues to provide monthly stress management programming.  Stress Less with Mindfulness series starts July 28, 2020.   This series is a five-session series that will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-2 p.m. EST starting July 28 and ending August 11, 2020.  You can register right now by clicking on this link  https://events.anr.msu.edu/UPSLWM728811/

Rockland Legion Bingo is officially cancelled until further notice.

Michigan State University Extension has received full program recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are now offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) On-Line via Zoom   This course is designed for people who are at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The focus is on establishing lifestyle changes that promote healthy eating, physical activity and goal setting that lead to a 5-7% weight loss and decreased risk for type 2 diabetes. To be eligible:  Be at least 18 years old and be overweight (Body Mass Index ≥25; ≥23 if Asian) Not be pregnant.  Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes.  Have a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year or have a previous clinical diagnosis of gestational diabetes. A mandatory program orientation meeting will be held July 6, 2020 from noon-1pm that will provide detailed information about the program.  The series will start the following Monday, July 13 from Noon-1pm.   Attendance is now more manageable since you can attend from the comforts of your home and there is no cost!   Contact Extension Health Educator, Tracie Abram, to register at 906-235-2985, [email protected] or at https://events.anr.msu.edu/UPNDPP7620/. You will work with Tracie Abram and two additional MSU Extension Health Educators and Lifestyle Coaches.  This evidence-based program requires at least eight participants and no more than fifteen that are willing to meet for 22 sessions.  See the full schedule below.    If anyone needs help downloading Zoom and using it, or has questions about the series, contact Abram prior to the orientation on July 6, 2020. Dates of the 22 series sessions and topics are: 
1:  July 13- Welcome to the National Diabetes Prevention Program
2:  July 20 – Be a Fat and Calorie Detective
3:  July 27 – Three Ways to Eat Less Fat and Fewer Calories
4:  August 3 – Healthy Eating
5:  August 10 – Move Those Muscles
6:  August 17 – Being Active – A Way of Life
7:  August 24 – Tip the Calorie Balance
8:  August 31- Take Charge of What’s Around You
9:  September14- Problem Solving
10:  September 28- Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out
11:  October 12 – Talk Back to Negative Thoughts
12:  October 26 – The Slippery Slope of Lifestyle Change
13:  November 9 – Jump Start Your Activity Plan
14:  November 23 – Make Social Cues Work for You
15:  December 7 – 2020- You Can Manage Stress
16:  January 4 – Ways to Stay Motivated
17:  February 1- Welcome to Months 7-12
18:  March 1 – Topic TBD
19:  April 5- Topic TBD
20:  May 3- Topic TBD
21:  June 7- Topic TBD
22:  July 5 – Final Session – Looking Back and Looking Forward